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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced its new Galaxy Note smartphone, alongside a larger version of its Galaxy 6 edge that was introduced back in March at Mobile World Congress. Consumer electronics show IFA is normally the launch platform for the annual Note update,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?

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Samsung has announced not just one but two new phablets - a larger version of its Galaxy S6 edge and the successor to its popular Note 4. Although they were heavily rumoured beforehand, it is still unusual for Samsung to announce two similarly sized... >>

Mirror mirror on the wall, what’s the best iPhone cover of them all?

Mirror mirror on the wall, what’s the best iPhone cover of them all?

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The Apple iPhone 6 might have been around for almost a year, but that hasn't stopped new cases arriving for it - with a couple of the latest coming from Ted Baker. Ted Baker is better known for its clothing - mens and womens - but it also makes some pretty... >>

Asus VivoWatch review: Pretty but not perfect
3.5 stars

Asus VivoWatch review: Pretty but not perfect

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Asus is no stranger to good design. Its ZenWatch was greeted with showers of praise when it launched last year and many have high expectations for its successor, the ZenWatch 2, which was announced back in June. It's a company with heaps of potential... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

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The Galaxy Note series is one of Samsung's most popular. It is often groundbreaking, introducing a run of new features you don't get elsewhere. In 2014 we saw the release of the Note Edge, and we've also seen advanced camera performance, as well as UI... >>

Motorola Moto G (third-gen 2015) review: An affordable ace
4.5 stars

Motorola Moto G (third-gen 2015) review: An affordable ace

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When the original Motorola Moto G arrived back in September 2013, it shook up the smartphone market from top to bottom. It didn't just make people realise a smartphone a fifth the price of a flagship could offer decent performance, it also forced the... >>

Sony Xperia M5 vs Motorola Moto G (third-gen): What's the difference?

Sony Xperia M5 vs Motorola Moto G (third-gen): What's the difference?

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The lower-end of the smartphone market is almost as exciting, if not more exciting, than the top-end at the moment. In the last couple of weeks, we have seen not only the OnePlus 2 arrive, but also the third generation of Moto G, two new models of the... >>

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra vs Sony Xperia Z3+: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra vs Sony Xperia Z3+: What's the difference?

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Sony is no stranger to the launch of new devices. No sooner does one smartphone hit the shelves, than another swiftly appears to expand the portfolio yet again. Two new mid-range devices were announced this week, comprising the Xperia M5 and a 6-inch... >>

Sony Xperia M5 vs Sony Xperia M4 Aqua: What’s the difference?

Sony Xperia M5 vs Sony Xperia M4 Aqua: What’s the difference?

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Sony is well known for launching several smartphones a year. It doesn't stick to the annual refresh cycle that many of its competitors do, instead it opts for more of a bi-annual cycle with both its flagship and mid-range series of devices. The latest... >>

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: Beautifying the mid-range
4.0 stars

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: Beautifying the mid-range

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The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is one of the first waterproof smartphones to offer exposed ports, meaning no faffing around removing a flap to reveal the Micro-USB charging port. That, along with its flagship-mimicking design, saw this mid-ranger greeted with... >>

OnePlus 2 vs Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG and Motorola: Is it really a 'flagship killer'?

OnePlus 2 vs Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG and Motorola: Is it really a 'flagship killer'?

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OnePlus recently announced the successor to its popular OnePlus One smartphone, describing the second generation device as another "flagship killer". The company did a brilliant job with the original, offering virtually top-end specs for a low-end price,... >>

Moto G 2015 (third-gen) vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?

Moto G 2015 (third-gen) vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?

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Motorola has been busy - launching not one but three new smartphones at an event in London and New York. It has introduced a new contender to its budget Moto G range, as well as two additions to the Moto X line. Both the Moto G and the Moto X were originally... >>

Moto G 2015 (second-gen) vs Moto G 2015 (third-gen): What's the difference?

Moto G 2015 (second-gen) vs Moto G 2015 (third-gen): What's the difference?

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Motorola introduced the first Moto G back in 2013 and it was a delightful device, delivering impressive specs for a low price and consequently causing upheaval in the budget handset world. Since that 4.5-inch original (2013, first-gen), we have seen a... >>

Moto X Play vs Moto X Style vs Moto X (2014): What's the difference?

Moto X Play vs Moto X Style vs Moto X (2014): What's the difference?

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Motorola has announced three new devices at a launch event in London, including two new additions to the Moto X flagship range. The Moto X line was originally introduced in 2013 and it has seen annual updates since, making this the third generation of... >>

Motorola Moto G 2015 (third-gen) hands-on: A beautiful device, for a beautiful price

Motorola Moto G 2015 (third-gen) hands-on: A beautiful device, for a beautiful price

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Motorola has updated its budget smartphone range - the Moto G - just three months after the last addition to the line. The Moto G originally launched in November 2013, shaking up the sub £150 smartphone market entirely. This little number was an amazing... >>

OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One: What's the difference?

OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One: What's the difference?

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Chinese manufacturer OnePlus has finally revealed all the details of the OnePlus 2 - the succeeding device of the invite-only OnePlus One smartphone that graced us with its presence last year. The company made a clever play with the OnePlus One - delivering... >>

Best iPhone 6 cases: Treat your Apple device

Best iPhone 6 cases: Treat your Apple device

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Apple's iPhone 6 features a beautiful aluminium body, super slim design and the company's latest A8 processor under the hood. It's a good looking device and probably one that you'd rather not cover with a case, but a little bit of protection is always... >>

Sony Smart-B Trainer first run: Your Walkman sports coach

Sony Smart-B Trainer first run: Your Walkman sports coach

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Sony is no stranger to the wearable or music markets, it's been a player in both for years and its new device combines the two in a bid to help runners of every level, well, run. The Smart B-Trainer is a type of Walkman, but it has been designed for... >>

Netatmo Welcome review: Big Brother is watching and knows who you are
4.0 stars

Netatmo Welcome review: Big Brother is watching and knows who you are

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Smarthome cameras are funny things, always on and always watching. Some love the idea of them, while others are less keen – and we can understand why they divide opinion. It's that thought of being spied on by parents, partners or family members. Of... >>

Best tablets 2015: The best tablets available to buy today

Best tablets 2015: The best tablets available to buy today

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So you're looking for a new tablet? If you're looking for the best tablet of 2015, then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest 7-inch and larger slabs available today, in order to help you reach a decision on which tablet... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S: What's the difference?

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Samsung has officially announced the successor to its Galaxy Tab S tablet after numerous leaks of the device first appeared in May. The Galaxy Tab S2 arrives just over a year after the original was revealed and it will be available to buy from August.... >>

Three Peaks Challenge: How well did Apple, Asus, Fitbit, Misfit and Withings track our activity?

Three Peaks Challenge: How well did Apple, Asus, Fitbit, Misfit and Withings track our activity?

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The Pocket-lint team recently completed the Three Peaks Challenge within a 24 hour period, climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales over the weekend of 11-12 July. It was a tough challenge, with the weather very much against us... >>

New Fiat 500 first drive: Cute, charming and colourful

New Fiat 500 first drive: Cute, charming and colourful

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The Fiat 500 is no stranger to the road. In fact, this little number has been whizzing around the streets since 1957, first by the name of Cinquino, before it was redesigned and relaunched on its 50th anniversary in 2007. Eight years on and the Fiat 500... >>

Which Honeywell heating system is best for you? Evohome vs Voice Controlled vs Single Zone Thermostat

Which Honeywell heating system is best for you? Evohome vs Voice Controlled vs Single Zone Thermostat

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Honeywell is a company with its fingers in several pies, one of which is smart heating. There are several systems available on the market that will make turning your heating on or off and make scheduling it much easier, whether you pick Honeywell, or... >>

How to make your home smart for under £1500

How to make your home smart for under £1500

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Connected homes are fast becoming the thing to have as more and more devices appear hoping to make your home life easier, simpler and smarter. There is everything from appliances to heating, lighting and other gadgets available, all of which can be remotely... >>