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Best LG G5 cases: Protect your new LG smartphone

Best LG G5 cases: Protect your new LG smartphone

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LG announced its new flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress at the end of February and it's a beauty. The G5 was by far one of the more interesting announcements that came out of the trade show in Barcelona, mainly thanks to its modular design.... >>

Sony Xperia X Performance vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia X Performance vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

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Sony announced the X series at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, comprising three new smartphones. The company also confirmed the Z series will end with the Xperia Z5, leaving the new X range to take over.  The Xperia X Performance sits at the top... >>

A closer look at LG's X cam and X screen smartphones

A closer look at LG's X cam and X screen smartphones

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LG has a busy Mobile World Congress this year, not only did it launch its new flagship - the LG G5 - but we also saw two mid-rangers appear in the form of the X cam and the X screen. The LG X series was teased in the run up to the mobile-focused show... >>

ZTE Blade V7: All about that metal, that metal, no plastic

ZTE Blade V7: All about that metal, that metal, no plastic

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Chinese company ZTE announced a number of devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including a couple of new additions to its Blade series. The Blade V7 and Blade V7 Lite both launched at the show, destined for Germany, Spain and Mexico. The V7... >>

Saygus V Squared: Squaring up to the competition

Saygus V Squared: Squaring up to the competition

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Saygus first announced its entrance into the smartphone world in 2015 and it was greeted with huge amounts of praise. This year sees the company make a couple of changes here and there, including the latest version of Android and some hardware advancements,... >>

Alcatel Idol 4S: Premium smartphone, budget VR in one

Alcatel Idol 4S: Premium smartphone, budget VR in one

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Alcatel, formerly known as Alcatel OneTouch, announced the Idol 4 series of smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2016, succeeding the Idol 3 range. The Idol 4 series comprises two handsets - the Idol 4 and the Idol 4S - both of which have an interesting... >>

Sony exec confirms company will not launch an Xperia Z6

Sony exec confirms company will not launch an Xperia Z6

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Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was more pertinent to Sony than some may have initially realised. A new Xperia range of smartphones called the X series were announced at the show, believed to sit below the flagship Z line. However, it has now been... >>

Sony Xperia X Performance: The Sony smartphone everyone should be talking about

Sony Xperia X Performance: The Sony smartphone everyone should be talking about

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You may have heard by now that Sony announced a new line of Xperia devices at Mobile World Congress, called the X series. The range has three smartphones within it comprising the Xperia X, Xperia XA and the Xperia X Performance. This latter model is the... >>

These are the new Guess Connect watches and they are amazing

These are the new Guess Connect watches and they are amazing

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Fashion brand Guess first announced its entry to the world of smartwatches at CES 2015. The Guess Connect took its design cues from the Guess Rigor watch but added smart functionality from Martian. It prioritised being a good-looking, stylish watch with... >>

Sony Xperia Eye, Projector, Agent: Concept visions of a connected future

Sony Xperia Eye, Projector, Agent: Concept visions of a connected future

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Alongside the launch of new handsets, Sony revealed a collection of Xperia concepts at Mobile World Congress 2016, products designed to help users interact in a more meaningful way. The Xperia Eye, Xperia Projector and Xperia Agent, constitute a line-up... >>

Sony Xperia XA: Edge-to-edge beauty

Sony Xperia XA: Edge-to-edge beauty

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Sony used Mobile World Congress to announce a new series of smartphones that will sit below the flagship Z line and above the mid-range M line. The Xperia X series features three handsets - the Xperia X, the Xperia XA and the Xperia X Performance. The... >>

Sony Xperia X: Sub-premium smartphones are surprisingly sexy

Sony Xperia X: Sub-premium smartphones are surprisingly sexy

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Sony launches smartphones more regularly than many of its rivals so it will come as no surprise that the company announced a trio of devices at Mobile World Congress. It is a mobile show after all. For those that were expecting the next Xperia flagship,... >>

Sony stokes sub-flagship smartphone selection with new Xperia X series

Sony stokes sub-flagship smartphone selection with new Xperia X series

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Sony has announced a new smartphone range at Mobile World Congress 2016 called the X series. No, you're not getting deja vu, the same name was used for LG's new mid-range smartphones in the run up to the show. The Sony X series is aiming above the mid-range... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S6 edge: What's the difference?

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Samsung announced its flagship Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year but that wasn't the only device to be unveiled on the stage. The South Korean company also revealed the Galaxy S6 edge. One year on and once again, two handsets... >>

Huawei MateBook preview: Slim, sleek, stylish

Huawei MateBook preview: Slim, sleek, stylish

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Huawei has been making some serious waves in the mobile market over the last few months. September saw the beautifully designed and good performing Mate S appear, followed swiftly by the Nexus 6 in October and the Note 8 in December. It's safe to say... >>

Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 aims squarely at the iPad Pro and Surface 4

Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 aims squarely at the iPad Pro and Surface 4

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Huawei has announced the MateBook at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, putting the company in the 2-in-1 category. The Huawei MateBook goes firmly after the iPad Pro and Surface 4 with its detachable keyboard cover and MatePen stylus, the latter of... >>

LG G5 vs LG G4: What's the difference?

LG G5 vs LG G4: What's the difference?

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LG launched its G4 flagship smartphone in April 2015 and with it came a lovely leather finish, fantastic display, competitive price and a great camera. The South Korean company has now announced the successor to that perfect balance of phone meet phablet... >>

What does the LG X series reveal about the LG G5?

What does the LG X series reveal about the LG G5?

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LG has a habit of pre-announcing devices before they officially debut. It's a tactic the company has used for a while meaning by the time we get to the upcoming event or show, there are normally few surprises remaining. The LG G5 is the next hotly-anticipated... >>

Which Windows Phone is right for you? Microsoft Lumia 650 vs 550 vs 950 vs 950 XL

Which Windows Phone is right for you? Microsoft Lumia 650 vs 550 vs 950 vs 950 XL

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Microsoft has announced another Windows 10 smartphone to its portfolio in the form of the Lumia 650. The device is the first to appear with the operating system in 2016, joining three existing handsets that launched in October 2015. If you are after a... >>

Which Withings activity tracker is right for you? Go vs Pulse Ox vs Activite

Which Withings activity tracker is right for you? Go vs Pulse Ox vs Activite

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Withings is a company dedicated to helping you live a healthier life. It not only has numerous activity trackers to monitor how much you move, but it also has a sleep system, smarthome camera, baby monitor, blood pressure monitor and Wi-Fi scales within... >>

17 great gadget gifts for girls

17 great gadget gifts for girls

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There are hundreds of gadgets out there, some much more exciting than others. It could be the latest smartwatch, delivering notifications directly to your wrist, or a quirky external battery pack to keep your devices charged up. Either way, gadgets make... >>

Best iPhone photography and editing apps

Best iPhone photography and editing apps

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Can you remember your first camera phone? If you can, you'll probably also remember it was pretty rubbish. Luckily technology has moved on significantly since the first camera phones appeared and smartphones these days are actually, well, pretty good... >>

Best smarthome cameras: See inside your home anytime

Best smarthome cameras: See inside your home anytime

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A smarthome consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smarthome cool team - the camera. Smarthome cameras will not only... >>

Best language and translation apps

Best language and translation apps

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The world is a big place, full of people who speak hundreds of different languages so if you need to speak to someone in China, but only know English, you might run into a few problems. There are a couple of options available to you when it comes to... >>

Best designer handbags for work: Here are 11 for carrying your tech in style

Best designer handbags for work: Here are 11 for carrying your tech in style

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It doesn't matter what profession you are in, many of us need a practical bag for work and for some that means carrying a laptop, tablet or some other form of tech around with you on a daily basis. Just because you need to carry a laptop, doesn't mean... >>