Reviews & hands-on

  • 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...

  • Tablets

    Hands-on: Huawei MediaPad X1 review

    By 23 February 2014

    With 7-inch tablets growing in popularity and falling in price, Huawei is bringing its most impressive device yet to the table with the Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0. This 7-inch tablet, launched at Mobile World Congress 2014 on Sunday, looks to compete with...

  • Phones

    Hands-on: LG G Pro 2 review

    By 23 February 2014

    LG has shown off the LG G Pro 2 phablet at MWC in Barcelona ahead of the official opening of the trade show and Pocket-lint was on hand to have a look and play with the new 2014 device. The new device replaces the LG G Pro, looking to expand and enhance...

  • Phones

    Hands-on video: LG G Flex

    By 6 February 2014

    We got our review sample of the all-new G Flex, and wanted to throw it in a video as soon as possible, because it’s an exciting handset. So here, for your enjoyment, is our first look at the G Flex. What are we thinking so far. Well, first, the battery...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Oppo N1 review

    By 17 January 2014

    Oppo has got a mammoth mountain to climb to become the familiar name that it wants to be for a European audience. Good job it's just released the N1, then, a mammoth-sized phablet that's certain to grab your attention. It will do so for a number of reasons....

  • Phones

    Hands-on: ZTE Grand S II is bigger, bolder and more powerful than original

    By 12 January 2014

    Big phones are all the rage at the moment. ZTE's sequel to the Grand S, the aptly named Grand S II, pushes into phablet territory thanks to its large 5.5-inch screen. It's not only bigger than the original 5-inch model in the series, it's more powerful...

  • Phones

    Asus Zenfone: Hands-on with the budget 4, 5 and 6-inch Android smartphones

    By 6 January 2014

    Asus has already proven that just because something is affordable doesn't mean it needs to look and feel cheap. Think Nexus 7 and you'll have an idea what we mean. But at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas the Taiwanese company pushed a lot...

  • Phones

    Hands-on: Huawei Ascend Mate 2 review

    By 6 January 2014

    Huawei has announced the launch of the Ascend Mate 2 at CES 2014 in Las Vegas and Pocket-lint was on hand to get a quick play with the new phablet at the company's press conference on Monday. The new 6.1-inch smartphone-come-tablet will follow on from...

  • 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...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Sony Xperia Z Ultra review

    By 17 October 2013

    When is a phone a tablet or a tablet a phone? It is a question that is continuing to perplex as we see more and more companies releasing giant devices that look too big to be a phone, but too small to be a tablet. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a prime example,...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    HTC One max review

    By 14 October 2013

    The HTC One max is the third member of the One family, joining the HTC One and the HTC One mini. This time, however, HTC pushes well into phablet territory with a device that offers a 5.9-inch display, wrapped in the aluminium body that characterises...

  • Phones

    Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

    By 4 September 2013

    Samsung led the way with big smartphones. It started the phablet name. So now that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is here we're eager to see third time really is the charm. Standing tall At 5.7-inches this is definitely putting the tablet in phablet. But at...