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  • A week in reviews: 18 - 22 November
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    A week in reviews: 18 - 22 November

    By 23 November 2013

    This week it's all about the gaming. We've crunched through both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console reviews, alongside a stack of games to get you in the mood for next-gen. But we're far more versatile than that. Never the one-trick pony, we've also...

  • Nokia Lumia 1520 review
    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...

  • Best phablet 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Best phablet 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 15 November 2013

    The phablet term has been around for a while now, but this year it has really come into its own, thanks to plenty of phones with giant displays launching left, right and centre. Holding said devices to your ear might not give you the best street cred,...

  • Nokia releases Lytro-like Refocus app for Lumia PureView handsets
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    Nokia releases Lytro-like Refocus app for Lumia PureView handsets

    By 13 November 2013

    Nokia has released its anticipated Refocus app, which features Lytro-like capabilities, to the Windows Phone Store. It's available exclusively to Nokia Lumia handsets with a PureView camera, allowing users to take a picture and refocus the image later....

  • Phablets accounted for 21 per cent of smartphone market in Q3, says IDC
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    Phablets accounted for 21 per cent of smartphone market in Q3, says IDC

    By 12 November 2013

    Phablets, smartphones 5 to 7 inches in size, have become all the rage among smartphone makers. And new research from IDC indicates the phablet market is really heating up. So much so that the phablet market has grown 18 per cent in a year, perhaps indicating...

  • Nokia Refocus: Adjust focus after shooting, but it's no Lytro
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    Nokia Refocus: Adjust focus after shooting, but it's no Lytro

    By 22 October 2013

    Nokia continues to push its camera solution, with the introduction of Refocus - a forthcoming app as part of the Windows Phone 8 Lumia Black OS update - set to enable focus adjustment after taking a picture. The new camera option will be arriving on the...

  • Nokia Lumia 1520 first smartphone to offer raw file output
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    Nokia Lumia 1520 first smartphone to offer raw file output

    By 22 October 2013

    Nokia is to roll out raw file output in its camera-focused Lumia smartphones, with the new Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet the first smartphone to introduce the universal DNG format to capture options. Wowzers. Pocket-lint is on hand at the Nokia World in Abu...

  • Nokia Camera app introduced in Nokia Lumia 1520: Multiple shooting modes, maps integration, Storyteller and more
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    Nokia Camera app introduced in Nokia Lumia 1520: Multiple shooting modes, maps integration, Storyteller and more

    By 22 October 2013

    Nokia has introduced the Nokia Camera app for Windows Phone 8, as introduced by the latest Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet. The new Camera app combines the existing Smart, Pro and Video modes as found in the Lumia 1020, all of which are easily accessible at...

  • A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October
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    A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October

    By 19 October 2013

    Another week rolls on by and it's been busy, busy, busy. In addition to the announcement of the 10th Pocket-lint Awards, due to take place at the end of November, there have been all kinds of mighty products rolling in through the office. Top of the list...

  • The things we do for tech: Just how stupid do you look with a phablet?
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    The things we do for tech: Just how stupid do you look with a phablet?

    By 18 October 2013

    Phones are growing, with more and more manufacturers adding a big-screened device to its list of "smartphones". They've attracted the universally derided name of "phablets" something that seems fitting for these too-big-for-smartphone-too-small-for-tablet...

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra review
    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,...

  • Where does HTC go next? What we want from the new HTC One M8
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    Where does HTC go next? What we want from the new HTC One M8

    By 15 October 2013

    HTC has launched the third handset in the One series, revealing its take on the phablet in the HTC One max. With three devices spanning three sizes - 4.3, 4.7, 5.9-inches - it leaves us looking to the future. Where does HTC take this family from here? ...

  • HTC One max review
    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...

  • HTC One max available exclusively from Vodafone this week
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    HTC One max available exclusively from Vodafone this week

    By 14 October 2013

    The HTC One max has been officially announced and if you want to get your hands on one, it looks like Vodafone will be your only option. The network announced via its official UK blog that the HTC One max will be a "Vodafone exclusive from launch". The...

  • HTC One max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: What's the difference?
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    HTC One max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: What's the difference?

    By 14 October 2013

    The announcement of the HTC One max means another mighty device has joined the phablet race. It sees a 5.9-inch device join HTC's One family of devices, bringing you the big screen Sense experience. But it's going up against the Godfather of phablets:...

  • New Windows Phone 8 update all but confirms Nokia Lumia 1520
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    New Windows Phone 8 update all but confirms Nokia Lumia 1520

    By 14 October 2013

    Microsoft has all but confirmed that Nokia will launch a phablet device on 22 October. In a software update to Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has included support for bigger screen devices with 5 and 6-inch touchscreen. That will no doubt come in handy when...

  • HTC One max vs HTC One: What's the difference?
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    HTC One max vs HTC One: What's the difference?

    By 14 October 2013

    The much-rumoured HTC One max has finally launched officially and, as the name would suggest, it is not a small device. It pushes HTC into phablet territory, bringing more inches to the party than before. The HTC One is one of the top devices of 2013,...

  • HTC One max officially announced: 5.9-inch handset debuts Sense 5.5
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    HTC One max officially announced: 5.9-inch handset debuts Sense 5.5

    By 14 October 2013

    HTC has officially announced the HTC One max, the largest device in the One family, with a 5.9-inch Full HD display. Pushing into the phablet territory, the HTC One max comes with many of the design features of the HTC One, with a body that's finished...

  • Worst kept secret: HTC One max fingerprint sensor shown in clear photos
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    Worst kept secret: HTC One max fingerprint sensor shown in clear photos

    By 13 October 2013

    The HTC One max is turning out be one of the company's worst kept secrets - we know pretty much everything there is to know. A new set of leaked photos offer a bit of credence to past leaks and offer the closet look at the fingerprint sensor on the HTC...

  • The 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards
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    The 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards

    By 11 October 2013

    We're proud to announce the start of the 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, the UK's longest-running awards dedicated to gadgetry, entertainment technology and gizmos. As in the past nine years, the aim is to find and celebrate the best tech and gadgets...

  • Nokia confirms 22 October for special event, Lumia 1520 perhaps?
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    Nokia confirms 22 October for special event, Lumia 1520 perhaps?

    By 17 September 2013

    Nokia has officially announced the date when it will host its next launch event and it is in the week Pocket-lint revealed earlier today. A save the date posting has appeared on Nokia's official Twitter account revealing that it will host an event on...

  • Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review
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    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...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 official: 5.7-inch, Android 4.3, 4K video recording and advanced S Pen
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    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 official: 5.7-inch, Android 4.3, 4K video recording and advanced S Pen

    By 4 September 2013

    Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 3 and it is the most advanced device in the Korean company's smartphone line-up yet. It comes with a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor for the LTE 4G version or a 1.9GHz octa-core Samsung...

  • Acer Liquid S2 6-inch phablet official and IFA-bound, able to record 4K video
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    Acer Liquid S2 6-inch phablet official and IFA-bound, able to record 4K video

    By 2 September 2013

    Acer has officially announced its new phablet device ahead of an IFA unveiling later this week. The Acer Liquid S2 comes with a 6-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS display, 13-megapixel camera, and will be one of the first devices to unlock the 4K video recording...