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Samsung Galaxy A5 – 5-inch display and 5MP front camera

Samsung’s just announced a new series of mobiles, revealing the Galaxy A3 and A5. The announcement GOES BIG in the word “selfie,” with Samsung sticking 5megapixel front-facing cameras in both models. The A5 has a 13MP main unit and the A3 comes with an 8MP proper camera. Both phones are powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core […]

Huawei Honor 6 is mid-to-high-end Android for £249

Huawei’s taken a new approach with the launch of its latest Honor [sic] smartphone, with the Honor 6 being sold direct through Amazon right now for £249 — cutting out the usual network partner approach. For that kind of money the latest Honor is quite impressive, offering a 5.0-inch screen running at 1080p resolution, 13MP […]

Asda opts for Samsung Galaxy Tab Lite exclusive

Asda is sort of starting a new tablet war with Tesco and its stonkingly popular Hudl, thanks to a deal to sell an exclusive version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Lite in store and online. For just £89 you can have one, although with just a 2MP camera and dual-core chipset, don’t go expecting lightning performance […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom — 10x optical zoom and 16megapixel sensor

Another of Samsung’s massively leaked future models has been officially announced today, with Samsung UK confirming we’ll see the Galaxy S4 Zoom launch here some time during the summer. The phone’s all about the camera, featuring a 10x optical zoom and a super-chunky design that’s rather similar to last year’s Samsung Galaxy Camera model. The […]

Motorola RAZRi now on Three UK, from £17 a month

Mobile network Three is continuing to expand its serious/business relationship with mobile manufacturer Motorola, with the RAZRi joining the old Defy+ in being sold through the network today. Prices start at £17 on the cheapest tariff, rising to £23 for a “free” RAZRi and connection to the network’s unlimited data tariff, or more if you’d […]

Flick Golf! Free launches on Android today

More than half-decent developer Full Fat has released an alternate version of its Flick Golf! game on the Play Store today, which it’s calling Flick Golf! Free. You can probably guess what’s different about this one. The game includes friend score leaderboards and the ability to “Play the same game on any device” which, we […]

Asus Fonepad now available – 7" tablet/phone hybrid for £179

Asus has launched its bonkers Fonepad in the UK today, with the 7″ tablet now available on the likes of Amazon for £179.99 including delivery. For that you get an Intel Atom powered 7″ tablet running Android 4.1 at 1280 x 800 resolution, alongside 1GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard media storage space. Which […]

Archos mobile range starts at £79.99

Archos has announced plans to launch three of the new Android phones that were rumoured earlier this week, all of which will offer an unskinned version of Android 4.1 as their OS. The three models are the Archos 35 Carbon (£79.99), the Archos 50 Platinum (£179.99) and Archos 53 Platinum (£199.99), offering screen sizes you […]

Android Outlook app updated with… Windows Phone design

A brand new version of Microsoft’s Outlook (nee Hotmail) Android app has just gone live on Google Play, finally binning the tired old Gothic look for a completely fresh and much lighter layout. What’s a bit odd is to see Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 design cues appearing on Android, with the end result being a […]

Google joins the "to do" list scene with Google Keep

Google’s new Android app Google Keep sounds rather similar to the augmented note-taking apps built by Samsung, LG and the other phone makers, offering you a sort of visual notebook tool that pulls in lists, photos, images and more, complete with a checklist system for making sure you haven’t forgotten the bread. Or the cheese. […]

  • Reviews

    • Sony Xperia Z2 review

      This is Sony’s latest go at producing a high-spec Android flagship model, with the Xperia Z2 ticking every one of 2014’s must-have tech bullet points. It has a large 5.2-inch 1080p display. It has the hot new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset inside. It has a massive 3GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. It’s […]

    • LG/Google Nexus 5 review

      Nexus 5It’s smooth to use, the 1080p display is sharp, clear and bright, the device is extremely light and thin and therefore very pocketable and portable — much more so than other 5-inch phones we’ve used. And yet… we’re a bit unimpressed by the overall package…

    • Vodafone Huawei Ascend G510 review

      Huawei Ascend G510A relatively high-spec smartphone, with a 4.5″ display running at 480 x 854 resolution and powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, plus the Ascend G510 arrives running Android 4.1.1 — albeit potentially hindered by Huawei only sticking 512MB of RAM inside it..

    • Kogan Agora 5.0" Dual-core Smartphone review

      We bought one of these using our actual money. We couldn’t quite believe that budget hardware maker Kogan was able to sell a 5″ Android phone for £119 plus delivery from Hong Kong so had to get one to have a look at the thing under our usual LABORATORY CONDITIONS. First impressions of the Kogan Agora […]

    • Panasonic Eluga review

      Panasonic ElugaThe Panasonic Eluga marks the company’s return to the European mobile phone scene years after several years of absence, and it’s come back to us with a moderately high-spec Android model that features a rather stylish, slim case.

    • HTC One V review

      The HTC One V is HTC’s third entry in its high-profile new HTC One range, offering a smaller 3.7″ display running on a single-core 1GHz processor. It is is very much the “affordable” option in HTC’s newest Android series, but it still arrives running the same HTC Sense 4 interface we saw in the excellent […]

    • HTC One S review

      The HTC One S is the piggy in the middle of HTC’s 2012 line-up, offering a 4.3″ AMOLED display inside a very slim and stylish aluminium chassis. You get the same ImageSense camera technology as employed to such great effect in the HTC One X, along with Android 4.0.3 and the very latest HTC Sense […]

    • HTC One X review

      Here it is then, HTC’s new quad-core monster, the 4.7″ flagship for 2012 that introduces the Tegra 3 processor to mobile phones, updates HTC’s range to Android 4.0 and brings us the supposedly streamlined version 4.0 of HTC’s Sense user interface. You also get a fantastic 8megapixel camera that we’ve previously examined in great detail, […]

    • HTC One X review: Camera, photo and video samples

      HTC’s new quad-core flagship phone doesn’t just feature Android 4.0, a 4.7″ display and Nvidia’s newest Tegra 3 chipset – there’s also an entirely new 8megapixel camera in the phone, powered by a system HTC is calling ImageSense. And this camera is one of the many highlights of the new Android phone, offering the perfect […]

    • Sony Xperia S review

      Xperia S Sony returns with an all-new mobile design for 2012, pairing a dual-core processor with a 720p display. It’s a lovely phone, but is it enough to end our Samsung and HTC obsession?

    • Sony Xperia S review: Camera, photo and video samples

      We’ve spent most of the last week captivated by the staggeringly sharp screen of the new Sony Xperia S, while putting together what will hopefully be something resembling a review for you all to read very shortly. In the meantime, to be getting on with, here are a few sample photos and videos, taken using […]

    • LG Prada 3.0 review

      LG Prada 3.0 review LG’s updated Prada phone comes with an absolutely crazy black & white theme, but is it just for fashionable suit wearers who want to make themselves look a bit more interesting?

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Case-Mate Tough Case for Galaxy Nexus

      £30? For a phone case? It had better be good.

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Samsung Official Mesh Vent Case for Galaxy Nexus

      Samsung’s official Galaxy Nexus case. Costs a lot. Has a glittery little logo.

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Case-Mate Barely There for Samsung Galaxy Nexus

      Fresh from reviewing the cheap and cheerful FlexiShield case for the Galaxy Nexus, we’re back with another protective offering from industry veteran Case-Mate. Although this particular product retails for around the same price as FlexiShield’s TPU option, it’s quite a different proposition. Review submitted by extremely patient retro gaming advisor Damo. As the name suggests, […]

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: FlexiShield Case for Galaxy Nexus

      Seeing as we’ve just reviewed the brand spanking new Galaxy Nexus, we’re in the mood for some accessorising – and we don’t mean earnings and handbags. To that end, we’ll be covering a few Galaxy Nexus-themed items over the next few weeks, starting with the FlexiShield Case. Review submitted by reader, writer, gamer and occasional […]