Reviews & hands-on

  • Phones

    Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 630/635 review

    By 3 April 2014

    The Nokia Lumia 630 and the Nokia Lumia 635 are new devices to the Lumia family, amongst the first trio to launch with Windows Phone 8.1. Launched alongside the premium Lumia 930, this brace of handsets sit at the opposite end of the spectrum. They are...

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    Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 930 review

    By 3 April 2014

    The Nokia Lumia 930 is a new flagship Windows Phone handset. Announced at Microsoft's Build 2014 conference, and available in June in the UK, the Lumia 930 is a global variation of the Lumia Icon, which launched on Verizon in the US recently. There's...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 1320 review

    By 5 March 2014

    As handset manufacturers start to produce more mid-range, shrunken versions of flagship phones Nokia has spotted a lesser occupied gap in the market - the affordable phablet space. It's here that the Nokia Lumia 1320 sets its sights, maintaining the large-scale...

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    Hands-on: Nokia X, X+ and XL review

    By 24 February 2014

    Nokia has revealed the X series as its step towards a more Android-friendly future. Using the Nokia X Software Platform, the X, X+ and XL phones give users access to both Microsoft and Android apps. At super-affordable prices and with a quality Nokia...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 1020 camera review

    By 21 January 2014

    Smartphones have not only got smarter in recent years, they’ve also developed so much in the camera department that there’s an argument to ditch the compact camera altogether. That, it seems, is the Lumia 1020’s ultimate goal - to attract photo-savvy...

  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 2520 review

    By 26 November 2013

    Let's get something out of the way before you get too deep into this review: the Nokia Lumia 2520 is Nokia's first Windows RT 8.1 tablet. While that's all fine and dandy, you must realise it competes directly with the Surface 2, the tablet-laptop combo...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 1520 review

    By 18 November 2013

    Nokia has just taken a small step in the world of smartphones, but one giant leap for Windows Phone popularity. The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the first time a quad-core processor has sat inside a Nokia phone, here in the form of the Snapgragon 800 alongside...

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    Windows Phone Lumia Black OS: We go hands-on with the update coming to all Nokia Lumia handsets

    By 22 October 2013

    Microsoft has already unveiled its flagship operating system update in Windows 8.1, and now its younger sibling Windows Phone Lumia Black has been unleashed. We go hands-on to see if it's a big improvement. Look and feel From the outset you can see this...

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    Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 1320 review

    By 22 October 2013

    Nokia has shown off its Lumia 1320 smartphone, the budget brother to the Lumia 1520. It's also a 6-inch handset and the new Windows Phone operating system. But is it more budget than brilliant? Design At 6 inches this is a fully fledged phablet, a rarity...

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    Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 1520 review

    By 22 October 2013

    Nokia has at last taken the wraps off its Lumia 1520 smartphone, previously known as the Bandit. It's the biggest handset Nokia has ever made, with the highest-resolution screen, the first quad-core processor, and the new Windows Phone operating system....

  • Tablets

    Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet review

    By 22 October 2013

    It's finally here, the beautiful build quality of a Lumia smartphone transposed into a tablet. We go hands-on with the Lumia 2520 to see if the Lumia tablet has legs or if it's doomed to go the way of the PlayBook. Design That just looks like a big Lumia,...

  • Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Adidas miCoach (Windows Phone 8) with Adidas heart rate monitor review

    By 26 September 2013

    Adidas miCoach has been on iPhone and Android for some time, but now it has arrived on Windows Phone 8 complete with support for the Adidas heart rate monitor. We've been out running to find out what the differences are in this latest version and whether...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 625 review

    By 26 August 2013

    The Nokia Lumia 625 adds another carriage to the runaway Lumia train - there's barely been pause for breath between Nokia's latest Windows 8 smartphones of late. So what does the middle-spec Lumia add to the lineup? Well, the 625 is something of a contextual...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 925 camera review

    By 2 August 2013

    The Nokia Lumia 925 may not be a standalone camera but it is one of an ever-growing number of smartphones where the onboard camera's capabilities are brought to the fore. "Spectacularly sharp low-light photos and video," boasts the Nokia website. Okay,...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 1020 review

    By 30 July 2013

    Sometimes it's easy to confuse the abundance of smartphones that release throughout the year. Many of them are the same thing as the year before, but with an upgraded chip, crisper display or smaller bezel, at best. Then, every now and again, a new smartphone...