Reviews & hands-on

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    T-Mobile MDA Compact IV mobile phone review

    By 9 October 2008

    Before HTC made phones for itself it made unbranded phones for the operators. So should you opt for the HTC Diamond, or the T-Mobile variant - the MDA Compact IV? We look at the differences to find out. Looking at the tech sheet virtually everything here...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung i8510 mobile phone review

    By 26 August 2008

    Samsung's latest all-powerful handset promises to match the might of the Nokia Nseries with a host of features, but can this multimedia gadget, that's also a phone, impress? We get more than just dialling to find out. There was a time when mobile phones...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Skypephone S2 mobile phone review

    By 21 August 2008

    A year on from the first mobile phone that was dedicated to Skype, 3, the mobile phone operator, has released a follow-up second version titled the S2. But has it improved the situation - should you get excited? Available as a pay-as-you-go (and contract)...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Toshiba G450 mobile phone review

    By 15 July 2008

    Toshiba are not known for their mobile phones, and at first glance, the G450 appears to demonstrate why. A succinct quote comes to mind: "What are you?", although the reply here isn’t "I’m Batman". The question is still valid so we take a closer look...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    HTC Diamond mobile phone review

    By 25 June 2008

    HTC's Diamond, or Touch Diamond depending on who you talk to, is the latest iPhone challenger, but can it compete against a new 3G model or the plethora of other new smartphone handsets out there? We've been playing with the new handset for the last couple...

  • Phones 0 out of 5

    Samsung Omnia (SGH-i900) mobile phone - First Look review

    By 9 June 2008

    Samsung has thrown its oar in the mixing pot with its iPhone wannabe, but can the device match the power of Apple’s consumer centric device? We were given a chance to play with the handset before the official announcement. The Samsung Omnia - it means...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Motorola Z10 mobile phone review

    By 4 June 2008

    The new Motorola Z10, successor to the Z8, comes with the tag line "We’re all film makers now". But is this phone worth getting excited about? We find out. The Z10 takes on the kick slider form that we saw in the Z8. This somewhat quirky design from...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Sony Ericsson K660i mobile phone review

    By 8 May 2008

    Sony Ericsson's latest handset is a HSDPA-sporting internet-focused mobile phone, but will it give you the web on the go? We get surfing to find out. The K660i from the outside looks like any other Sony Ericsson candy bar handset. The phone comes in glossy...

  • Phones 0 out of 5

    HTC Diamond - First Look review

    By 7 May 2008

    HTC today announced the HTC Diamond an HSDPA handset that puts touch at the forefront of its interface. So can it be the iPhone killer it's promised to be? Pocket-lint grabbed one at the global launch to find out. Small and compact (102 x 51 x 11.33mm)...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Sony Ericsson W960i mobile phone review

    By 4 April 2008

    One of the most common complaints from music mobile phones is lack of on-board storage, but with 8GB stuffed into the Sony Ericsson W960i, could you be left wanting more? We had a look to find out. Coming in a fairly large form factor, measuring 109 x...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    HTC Touch Cruise smartphone review

    By 3 April 2008

    The HTC Touch Cruise is the basis for the O2 Xda Orbit 2 and is also referred to as the HTC P3650. It runs the Windows Mobile 6 OS, which we don’t cover in detail here. Measuring 110(L) x 58(W) x 17(D)mm, and weighing in at 130g this is an average size...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    HP iPAQ 614c Business Navigator mobile phone review

    By 1 April 2008

    The new HP iPAQ 614c Business Navigator promises to be your office in your pocket, but can it? We get working remotely to find out. So what do you get in the new smartphone from HP? Well, looking at the specs on the box, a plethora of stuff. If you're...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Nokia N82 mobile phone review

    By 25 January 2008

    Nokia's flagsip mobile phone is the N95 8GB, but that still hasn't stopped the Finish company from launching the N82 a pseudo N95 with a focus on the digital camera elements rather than an overall multimedia device. But is it just a candy bar version...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Nokia N95 8GB mobile phone review

    By 29 November 2007

    Nokia's N95 8GB model is the successor to the not already 1-year-old Nokia N95 mobile phone, but did the phone really need a rehash so soon and what should we expect from the new model? We have a play and find out. The 8GB model is the second generation...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung SGH-F700v mobile phone review

    By 16 November 2007

    The iPhone launch has been and gone and that means that we've got other phones to look forward to. In steps the Samsung SGH-F700V a smartphone from the company that for the most part is famous for its consumer-focused models rather than its business offering....