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Sony adds two more notches to its X Series bed post with Xperia XZ and X Compact

Sony adds two more notches to its X Series bed post with Xperia XZ and X Compact

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Sony Mobile has announced another two devices at consumer electronics show IFA, bringing its 2016 smartphone total to six-strong. Yes that's right, there are now that many new Sony smartphones to choose from. The Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact are the... >>

Sony Xperia X Compact: It's Compact, Jim, but not as we know it

Sony Xperia X Compact: It's Compact, Jim, but not as we know it

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Sony's journey away from the Xperia Z and into the Xperia X series is probably now complete with the launch of the flagship Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact. For those who missed the memo, Sony's story is that the X series runs from A to Z, with the... >>

Sony Xperia XZ preview: Sticking to what it knows

Sony Xperia XZ preview: Sticking to what it knows

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Sony's latest flagship goes by the name Xperia XZ and it takes its seat at the top of the Xperia portfolio. The new device is the fifth Sony smartphone to launch this year, following the Xperia XA, Xperia X, Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA Ultra, and... >>

Huawei Nova: A mid-range smartphone repositioning with 5-inch and 5.5-inch Plus handsets

Huawei Nova: A mid-range smartphone repositioning with 5-inch and 5.5-inch Plus handsets

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Huawei has announced a pair of mid-range Android phones at IFA 2016, looking to shake up the mid-range with a new family: Huawei Nova. The Nova is aimed at what Huawei called "dynamic aspirers" which you can loosely read as "young people who want a nice... >>

Huawei Nova Plus: An elegantly built mid-range challenger

Huawei Nova Plus: An elegantly built mid-range challenger

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Huawei's appeal has been increasing with a number of great devices, from the Mate 8 to the Huawei P9, pushing solid design and build with impressive specs at a price the undercuts the better known brands. In a move to redefine the mid range, Huawei announced... >>

Huawei Nova preview: Channelling Nexus 6P design into the mid-range

Huawei Nova preview: Channelling Nexus 6P design into the mid-range

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When we first caught wind that Huawei was going to be contributing to the Nexus programme in 2015, we were excited for this ambitious Chinese company. The good thing about making a Nexus phone, is it puts you on the Android map.  Although some questioned... >>

Lenovo P2 preview: Boasting a 5,100mAh battery in a 5.5-inch design

Lenovo P2 preview: Boasting a 5,100mAh battery in a 5.5-inch design

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Welcome to the big battery club. This is the Lenovo P2, which boasts a 5,100mAh battery in a 5.5-inch screen device. And it's really not as chunky a phone as you might expect, which goes to show just how advanced battery tech has become. Squeezing a battery... >>

HTC One A9s official: Updated metal mid-ranger drops display to 720p

HTC One A9s official: Updated metal mid-ranger drops display to 720p

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HTC has announced the HTC One A9s, an updated version of its compact metal mid-range handset.  The HTC One A9 was something of a surprise for 2015. It was best known for the iPhone-alike looks, but there was no questioning the quality of the design and... >>

Motorola Moto Z Play preview: Moto Mods meet mega battery life

Motorola Moto Z Play preview: Moto Mods meet mega battery life

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It's the era of modular phones. And Motorola, now under control of Lenovo, is one maker at the forefront of the interchangeable accessories concept. Its Moto Z phone was joined by a Moto Z Force in the States - but we've seen very little in the UK and... >>

Apple adds 2TB iCloud tier: Here's what it costs and how to get it

Apple adds 2TB iCloud tier: Here's what it costs and how to get it

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Apple has introduced a new storage tier for iCloud. While the previous high-end tier capped out at 1TB, the Cupertino, CA-based company has extended how much stuff you can save to its cloud storage service to 2TB. Here's everything you need to know, including... >>