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Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Xperia Z5 Premium: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Xperia Z5 Premium: What's the difference?

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Sony announced four smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, one of which is the Xperia XZ Premium, which is the company latest and greatest device with an all new camera and 4K HDR display.It succeeds the Xperia Z5 Premium, which launched... >>

Sony Xperia XZs vs XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZs vs XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

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Sony's Xperia portfolio of smartphones is plentiful to say the least. There are numerous options available, from budget devices to mid-range, all the way up to super flagship, making working out the right one for you pretty tough. Adding to the confusion,... >>

Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Sony Mobile has a tendency to launch a new smartphone every six months and it seems it has no intention of slowing down with four more announced at MWC 2017.No sooner has the Xperia XZ arrived on shelves, than the next Sony flagship, or flagships, have... >>

Sony Xperia XZ Premium preview: The complete Xperia package

Sony Xperia XZ Premium preview: The complete Xperia package

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The Sony Xperia XZ Premium sits at the top of the huge portfolio of Sony phones, not just of the four debuting at Mobile World Congress 2017, but the rest of the Xperia gang too.It has it all in Sony's world of smartphones, pulling in technology from... >>

Sony Xperia XZs preview: Same design, new hardware

Sony Xperia XZs preview: Same design, new hardware

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The Xperia XZs is one of four smartphones debuting at Mobile World Congress 2017 from Sony Mobile, succeeding the Xperia XZ that was announced six months ago at IFA in September.The new smartphone offers an upgrade in terms of camera functionality and... >>

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra preview: Edgy mid-rangers

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra preview: Edgy mid-rangers

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Sony announced the X series of smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2016, marking the death of the Z line and a new path for the Japanese manufacturer. There were several X devices announced, including the lovely Xperia XA with its edge-to-edge display.One... >>

Sony's 2017 smartphone portfolio: Hello Xperia XZ Premium, XZs, XA1 and XA1 Ultra

Sony's 2017 smartphone portfolio: Hello Xperia XZ Premium, XZs, XA1 and XA1 Ultra

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Sony Mobile has announced another four smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017, adding to its already-plentiful Xperia portfolio. The Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra join the existing line up of Xperia X, Z, M and E smartphones.... >>

Sony Xperia 2017 smartphone differences: XZ Premium vs XZs vs XA1 vs XA1 Ultra

Sony Xperia 2017 smartphone differences: XZ Premium vs XZs vs XA1 vs XA1 Ultra

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There are few companies, if any, that launch as many smartphones in one year as Sony Mobile. We saw the death of the Z range and the rise of the X series at Mobile World Congress 2016, while at MWC 2017, we have the continuation of the X range with four... >>

Sony Xperia Touch: The €1499 protector that puts Android on your kitchen table

Sony Xperia Touch: The €1499 protector that puts Android on your kitchen table

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Sony Mobile has announced four new Xperia smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, along with the Xperia Touch projectors price and availability.The Xperia Touch first debuted as a projector concept without a proper name at MWC 2016, alongside... >>

Motorola Moto G5 vs G5 Plus: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto G5 vs G5 Plus: What's the difference?

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Motorola has announced the G5 and G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, following several months of speculation. The kings of budget have returned with a metal jacket, but which will be the Moto for you? Here is the difference between the Moto... >>

Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Motorola has changed hands more times than a used car in recent years, skipping over to Google and then to Lenovo where it currently resides. With future phones carrying the Moto branding - and a shake-up in 2016 introducing the Moto Z family, it was unclear... >>

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What's the difference?

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What's the difference?

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Huawei is fast becoming a big name in the smartphone world, producing well-built and well-specced devices for less than its competitors. The recent Mate 9 was a good device, meaning expectations are high for the company's next P flagship.Well it's now... >>

LG G6 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

LG G6 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

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The launch of LG's next flagship is finally here, following months and months of rumours and teasers. The new device has made its debut at Mobile World Congress on 26 February, bringing with it a huge display, all new design and some great specs.Here... >>

Neato Botvac D5 Connected review: A Dyson 360 Eye competitor?
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Neato Botvac D5 Connected review: A Dyson 360 Eye competitor?

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Robot vacuum cleaners are becoming more popular with several big players now in the market, including Dyson. Some are great, others not so much, but all of them are pricey, typically costing upwards of £600.Neato brought the cost down a little with the... >>

Best smartwatches 2017: The best smart wristwear available to buy today

Best smartwatches 2017: The best smart wristwear available to buy today

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Smartwatches used to be gadgets only James Bond would have access to, but that's no longer the case. These wrist-worn phone companions that can receive calls, texts, emails and social network notifications have been whipping the wearables sector into... >>

Alexa voice control coming to all existing Sonos speakers, soon

Alexa voice control coming to all existing Sonos speakers, soon

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Sonos will be introducing voice control to all its existing speakers through Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot later this year, though an exact date has yet to be detailed.The company announced plans to introduce voice control in March 2016, but it said it would... >>

LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What’s the difference?

LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What’s the difference?

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LG has announced two new smartwatches, designed in collaboration with Google. The two devices will be the poster boys for Android Wear 2.0, which launches at the same time, bringing some excellent new features.As their names suggest, the LG Watch Style... >>

Kia Rio (2017) review: All about connectivity
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Kia Rio (2017) review: All about connectivity

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The new Kia Rio features support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a range of safety features from autonomous emergency breaking to lane departure warning systems, making it the most technologically advanced Rio yet.The Korean company... >>

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze and Surge trackers

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze and Surge trackers

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Fitbit brings one of the best fitness platforms out there when it comes to presenting how much, or how little you move in an easy-to-understand format. It delivers the data but it does so in a simple and user-friendly way so you aren't swamped with too... >>

Nissan Micra (2017) first drive: Same name, different personality

Nissan Micra (2017) first drive: Same name, different personality

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Nissan's Micra has been around for decades. Since 1983 in fact, selling over 3.5million in Europe alone during its lifetime. It's a car everyone has heard of, even if not for all the best reasons.Despite its popularity, the Micra hasn't ever been the... >>

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

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HTC has announced a new family of smartphones in the U range, designed to focus on delivering smartphones that serve you better, as their names suggest.The U Ultra debuted alongside the mid-range U Play, and although the U Ultra isn't HTC's 2017 flagship,... >>

HTC U Ultra vs U Play: What's the difference?

HTC U Ultra vs U Play: What's the difference?

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HTC has announced two new smartphones in the form of the U Ultra and the U Play, both of which have been designed to focus around you, as their names suggest.The two devices feature very similar and unique designs, but they differ in what they offer in... >>

Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

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Smartwatches and fitness trackers have yet again had a noticeable presence at CES 2017. We haven't seen as many devices as previous years, but there have been a number of announcements within the smartwatch and fitness tracking fields worthy of attention.From new... >>

Misfit Vapor smartwatch brings heart rate monitoring, built-in GPS and waterproofing

Misfit Vapor smartwatch brings heart rate monitoring, built-in GPS and waterproofing

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Misfit has announced Vapor, its first touchscreen smartwatch, at CES 2017. The wearable is the company's most advanced yet, offering standard fitness and sleep tracking, along with optical heart rate monitoring, built-in GPS and standalone music functionality.As... >>

New Balance RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch and PaceIQ headphones are all about runners

New Balance RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch and PaceIQ headphones are all about runners

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The New Balance smartwatch rumoured for sometime is finally here in the form of the RunIQ. The company announced the Android Wear-powered device along with the PaceIQ wireless sports headphones at CES 2017, with availability for both starting in February. The... >>