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Background defocus: HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Google Camera app

Background defocus: HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Google Camera app

By 17 April 2014

The latest battle in the war of smartphone cameras appears to be for background defocus supremacy. HTC launched the HTC One (M8) with a second sensor for depth detection, perhaps the largest offensive in the bokeh wars. Samsung and Sony both offer background... >>

Leaked LG G3 retail box reveals trendy gold colour for flagship phone

Leaked LG G3 retail box reveals trendy gold colour for flagship phone

By 16 April 2014

LG's next flagship will be a golden-hued smartphone, it's claimed. All the best smartphones at the moment - including the iPhone 5S, Galaxy S5, and HTC One - are available in some short of gold shade. And it appears LG also wants to embrace this flashy... >>

Google Camera app for Android with Lens Blur and Photo Sphere launches

Google Camera app for Android with Lens Blur and Photo Sphere launches

By 16 April 2014

Google has launched a camera app in the Google Play Store. It's called Google Camera. "Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just... >>

Google's Helpouts expertise service is now available for iPhone

Google's Helpouts expertise service is now available for iPhone

By 15 April 2014

Google Helpouts is now available for iPhone. You can download the new app on Apple's App Store. Helpouts is an online collaboration service that launched in November. It lets you share your expertise with other users through live video and real-time help... >>

BBC iPlayer adds video download support for all Androids running ICS or above

BBC iPlayer adds video download support for all Androids running ICS or above

By 15 April 2014

The BBC has allowed BBC iPlayer users to download videos onto specific Android devices since September. Now the broadcasting company has extended support to even more Android devices. "In response to public demand, instead of our previous policy of comprehensively... >>

Tips to prevent your iPhone or Android phone from being stolen and what to do if it is

Tips to prevent your iPhone or Android phone from being stolen and what to do if it is

By 14 April 2014

The BBC's recent investigation highlighting how easy it was to sell, and therefore buy, a stolen phone is quite alarming. According to the UK's National Mobile Phone Crime Unit, between 250,000 and 300,000 mobile phones are stolen in the country every... >>

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review
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... >>

A week in reviews: 7 - 11 April

A week in reviews: 7 - 11 April

By 12 April 2014

Phone season is upon us. As is the Samsung Galaxy S5 which you can go and buy in the shops right now. But is it worth it, and can it better the HTC One (M8) which also landed around the globe this very week? We've got the full review on the site for your... >>

First AMOLED smartphone screen with 513ppi is spied

First AMOLED smartphone screen with 513ppi is spied

By 11 April 2014

Future Samsung smartphones could feature a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED 2,560 x 1,400-resolution display with 513 pixels per inch, thanks to Taiwan-based AU Optronics and its latest HD panel technology. Samsung revealed earlier this year that it was developing... >>

Win big prizes with Pocket-lint including an iPhone 5S or Xbox One

Win big prizes with Pocket-lint including an iPhone 5S or Xbox One

By 11 April 2014

Want to be the envy of your friends? How about rocking the latest games console or tablet? Good because here at Pocket-lint we've got a stack of great prizes to give away. How about an iPhone 5S or maybe the Nexus 5? Yep, all you have to do is sign up... >>