Reviews & hands-on

  • Cameras 3 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S800c review

    By 12 October 2012

    As mobile phones begin to penetrate what once was “camera-only” ground, the proliferation of such smartphones is said to be the demise of compact camera sales. The solution? Camera inoculation. At least that’s where the Nikon Coolpix S800c has gone...

  • Cameras

    Nikon Coolpix S800C Android-based camera pictures and hands-on

    By 28 August 2012

    It was only a matter of time before an OS such as Android made its way into a camera. Polaroid had headed up the idea with the SC1630 model, but now it's Nikon that's in line with the Coolpix S800C. This Coolpix not only offers the usual fun of a 10x...

  • Tablets 2.5 out of 5

    ViewSonic ViewPad 10e review

    By 19 December 2011

    There's a saying in tech that when it comes to buying the latest computer you should always spend as much as you possibly can to make sure you get something that will last you as long as possible. But with tough economic times ahead, that isn't always...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Motorola RAZR review

    By 23 November 2011

    If nothing else, 2011 has been an exciting year for phones that aren't the iPhone. Android continues its evolution, new handsets are popping up all the time and many of them are stunning. Two of the biggest this year are the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and this,...

  • Tablets

    HTC Jetstream pictures and hands-on

    By 14 September 2011

    When it comes to tablets, HTC has two. A 7-inch Gingerbread powered HTC Flyer, and the new 10-inch Honeycomb powered HTC Jetstream just announced in the US on AT&T. Keen to see how Honeycomb works on the new 10-inch model and what it looks like in the...

  • Audio

    Android Sony Walkman prototype gets IFA showing

    By 5 September 2011

    Sony showed off a Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player on its stand at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. It was quickly pointed out to us that this was a prototype, but we can see where Sony are headed with this one, and that’s straight up...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy S Plus review

    By 30 August 2011

    The first Samsung Galaxy S handset caused quite a fuss for a number of reasons. Firstly, it was a remarkable device and one that people genuinely wanted to own. Secondly, though, was how much it looked like an iPhone, down to the home button and curved,...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy Fit review

    By 13 July 2011

    Fit. It’s a word that means many things in English, from ascertaining one’s sporting readiness, to asserting attractiveness. Neither of these things particularly apply to the Samsung Galaxy Fit, leaving us wondering exactly where the enrty-level smartphone...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    LG Optimus 3D review

    By 7 July 2011

    Last year we were talking about 3D TVs and this year, it seems, 3D is fighting its way into other devices. We’re yet to really see people proclaiming that 3D is essential so it remains somewhat niche in its appeal, but for how long? The LG Optimus 3D...

  • Tablets 3.5 out of 5

    BeBook Live review

    By 23 June 2011

    BeBook have made a departure from their previous E Ink ebook readers and ventured into the world of the Android tablet. The BeBook Live is a 7-inch LCD tablet that comes along offering Android 2.2 (Froyo), so in many ways is typical of the cheaper end...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    HTC Sensation review

    By 27 May 2011

    The HTC Sensation is the Taiwanese company’s flagship 2011 device. Announced in April, it’s now in in our hands for a full review, which some might see as quite a quick turn around, but in the flesh it doesn’t feel rushed. The HTC Sensation is set...

  • Tablets 3 out of 5

    Hannspree HANNSpad review

    By 27 May 2011

    Tablets may be the gadget of the moment, but their relatively high prices still put them out of reach for many tech fans who simply can't spare the funds for what is, essentially, a toy for grown-ups. Even those that turn their noses up at Apple products...

  • Phones 3 out of 5

    LG Optimus Black review

    By 24 May 2011

    The LG Optimus Black offers up the sort of specs that where considered high-end in 2010. The advent of dual core devices, higher resolution displays and cameras has created a superphone category - occupied by the sibling LG Optimus 2X for example - leaving...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy Ace review

    By 20 May 2011

    Samsung’s approach to Android smartphones in 2011 appears to be by market saturation, with a range of devices to suit all, from the low- to high-spec and the indeterminable in-between. The Samsung Galaxy Ace on review here falls into this middle space,...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Motorola Atrix review

    By 10 May 2011

    The Motorola Atrix isn’t just a mobile phone handset, it’s a story. It’s a story that draws into sharp contrast the convergence that has been going on in the mobile space for a number of years. Motorola aren’t just launching a high-end handset...