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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review: Budget beauty
4 out of 5

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review: Budget beauty

By 26 May 2015

Microsoft's Lumia launch plans continue to run at full speed, most recently resulting in two affordable handsets: the Lumia 640 and its phablet-sized XL cousin. It's the latter device, the Lumia 640 XL, with its 5.7-inch screen and aggressive price point,... >>

Huawei Mate 8 could be the best phablet of the year

Huawei Mate 8 could be the best phablet of the year

By 7 May 2015

The Huawei Mate 8 has leaked on a roadmap showing it will arrive as soon as next month, with June as the listed date. It could rock the phablet world. The leaked roadmap appeared on Mobile-dad without a source that can be checked so we're taking that... >>

Xiaomi Mi Note could be iPhone 6 Plus beater: QHD, Snapdragon 810, Cat 9 LTE for £350

Xiaomi Mi Note could be iPhone 6 Plus beater: QHD, Snapdragon 810, Cat 9 LTE for £350

By 15 January 2015

Xiaomi Mi Note. There's a name that the Chinese company hopes will strike fear into the heart of Apple. This is its premium phablet which undercuts Apple in price while offering tip-top specs. The Mi Note should be a competitor to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus... >>

Best phablets 2014: The best big phones available to buy today

Best phablets 2014: The best big phones available to buy today

By 31 December 2014

Phones have been getting larger, looking to bring you more of what you love: a bigger, better experience. They have become devices designed to give you the ultimate in entertainment, the ultimate in productivity, the ultimate smartphone experience in... >>

Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful
4 out of 5

Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful

By 12 December 2014

There's a certain mystique surrounding Nexus devices, a certain je ne sais quoi that often sees the Nexus elevated to the status of the Android Supreme Being. Previous generations of Nexus smartphones and tablets have always brought bang for your buck:... >>

Best phablet 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best phablet 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

By 7 November 2014

The phablet category really came into its own last year, with phones featuring giant displays launching left, right and centre and this year is no different, with some even better contenders lining up to take the big phone crown. Samsung introduced the... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review
5 out of 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review

By 17 October 2014

Big phones, phablets, or whatever term you want to call them - the big-screen category is here to stay. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 represents not only the most crucial big-screen device from the Korean company for a couple of years but, sub-genres brushed... >>

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review
4.5 out of 5

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review

By 26 September 2014

We've been using the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 for three weeks now, which is since the day it was unveiled at the IFA trade show in Berlin. Despite originally thinking "blimey, a 6-inch phone" we've become accustomed to this behemoth living in our pocket.... >>

Apple iPhone 6 Plus review
4.5 out of 5

Apple iPhone 6 Plus review

By 17 September 2014

You wait a year for a new iPhone and then two come along at once. A surprise to many, Apple released not only the iPhone 6 but also the iPhone 6 Plus, a monster of a phone that comes with a 5.5-inch display, higher screen resolution, a larger battery,... >>

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The Note 4 with curved screen edge in surprise Unpacked unveil

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The Note 4 with curved screen edge in surprise Unpacked unveil

By 3 September 2014

The big news from Samsung Unpacked 2014 in Berlin is the flagship Galaxy Note 4. But with that came a bit of a surprise: the curved-edge Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. The Note Edge isn't a curved phone in the same sense as the Samsung Galaxy Round or the... >>