Reviews & hands-on

  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review

    By 14 April 2014

    Tablet season 2014 is upon us and vying for your attention is the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. It's slimmer, lighter and more powerful than its Tablet Z predecessor and offers some standout features such as waterproofing. If you want to splash around in the...

  • Tablets 4.5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1 review

    By 7 April 2014

    Samsung is certainly no stranger to tablets. But you might be left scratching your head and wondering what's what given how many model numbers and sizes are available throughout its ranges. Enter the Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1, the 10.1-inch Android tablet...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review

    By 26 March 2014

    The original Samsung Galaxy Camera was notable because, although it wasn't the first dedicated camera to use the Android operating system as its user interface, it was the first to integrate an up-to-date version of the operating system with great success....

  • Phones

    Jolla Sailfish OS pictures and hands-on

    By 25 February 2014

    Jolla, a company made up of former Nokia developers, is out to create the best open source mobile operating system with its Sailfish OS, based loosely on MeGo. Until now the Jolla phone itself was €400 - a pricey way to access the OS. Now Jolla will...

  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Toshiba Excite Pro 10.1 review

    By 5 February 2014

    There's such a huge variety of tablets in the market right now that it can be hard to know where to look. Fire, Arc, Note, Nexus, to name but a few, are names to try and entice you in. And now Toshiba's take on the 10.1-inch tablet, the Excite Pro, goes...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Motorola Moto X review (UK edition)

    By 31 January 2014

    No, your eyes are not deceiving you, this is the second time we've reviewed the Motorola Moto X. This is not something we're going to make a habit of, but in this case we think there's a real need to look at the device as it launches in the UK. Not because...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Oppo N1 review

    By 17 January 2014

    Oppo has got a mammoth mountain to climb to become the familiar name that it wants to be for a European audience. Good job it's just released the N1, then, a mammoth-sized phablet that's certain to grab your attention. It will do so for a number of reasons....

  • Phones

    Hands-on: ZTE Grand S II is bigger, bolder and more powerful than original

    By 12 January 2014

    Big phones are all the rage at the moment. ZTE's sequel to the Grand S, the aptly named Grand S II, pushes into phablet territory thanks to its large 5.5-inch screen. It's not only bigger than the original 5-inch model in the series, it's more powerful...

  • Laptops

    Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 pictures and hands-on

    By 6 January 2014

    As if a two-in-one wasn't enough, Asus has gone down the road of "four-in-one" with the Transformer Book Duet TD300. Part laptop, part tablet, all Windows 8.1 and all Android - is it the ultimate device without compromise or a confused take on the multiples...

  • Tablets 4.5 out of 5

    Asus Transformer Pad TF701T review

    By 30 December 2013

    Is it a laptop? Is it a tablet? The Asus Transformer Pad TF701 straddles the divide between the two forms, marrying together an Android tablet and keyboard dock into the one affordable device. The TF701’s 10.1-inch screen delivers a whopping 2,560 x...

  • Apps

    Instagram Direct hands-on: Facebook's pursuit of Snapchat

    By 12 December 2013

    Facebook-owned Instagram sits at 150 million users and looks to create the ultimate multimedia experience on mobile, borrowing from other services in the process. When Vine came on the scene in spring 2013, Instagram was quick to add videos too. Now...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Nexus 5 review

    By 14 November 2013

    For many Android fans, the Nexus line is the ultimate expression of Google's mobile ambitions: affordable, powerful and unfettered with manufacturer customisation, the Nexus offers the purest Google Android experience you'll find. It's no surprise, then,...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Android 4.4 KitKat review

    By 13 November 2013

    Another year, another version of Google's Android operating system. This time it's version 4.4, better known as Android KitKat. Yup, the Nestle four-finger chocolate wafer bar will have its name aligned with tech as much as it does with casual confectionery....

  • Phones

    Hands-on: Nexus 5 review

    By 1 November 2013

    Google has sent it’s flagship handset to fat camp, and it’s come back thinner and better looking than ever before, and we've already played with the new device ahead of the official announcement. Huzzah. The new handset, which goes on sale in the...

  • Tablets

    Hands-on: Argos MyTablet review

    By 17 October 2013

    What's the tipping point in a device where the savings you make start to have an adverse affect on its quality and performance? That's a question Argos has clearly asked itself with the creation of the Argos MyTablet. Just how many corners can it cut...