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  • 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 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,...

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    Nokia Lumia 1020: We test the new camera in New York, is it really that good?

    By 24 July 2013

    When someone hands you a smartphone packing a 41-megapixel-camera sensor, you take it out for a spin. So that's exactly what we did. We went to Central Park, Times Square, Midtown, Rockefeller Center ... even the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue, and we snapped...

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    Nokia Lumia 625 hands-on: 4G and big screen on a budget

    By 23 July 2013

    It seems like only two weeks ago that we were bringing you our first-hand impressions of the new Nokia Lumia 1020, and here we are bringing you yet another brand new Lumia, this time the Nokia Lumia 625. Nokia, which seems to be upping the pace and speed...

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    Nokia Lumia 1020 pictures and hands-on

    By 11 July 2013

    Nokia has announced a new camera. No wait, a new phone. Scratch that. A new camera phone. It says it is the best darn camera phone on the market.  We were at the launch event in New York. We grabbed the goods. We like the 1020. A lot.  That's the crux...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 925 review

    By 19 June 2013

    The Nokia Lumia 925 is a new flagship model from the Finnish company bringing a selection of updates, mostly in design, to the company's Lumia 920 that's only about 6-months old. It lands with rumours swirling about yet another high-end handset on the...

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    Nokia Lumia 925 low light camera hands-on and first impressions

    By 12 June 2013

    The Nokia Lumia 925 is the latest Windows Phone hero handset. Sporting a slick design, Nokia is looking to address the criticisms that were levelled at the Nokia Lumia 920. We've got our hands on the final retail version of the Lumia 925 and we're getting...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 520 review

    By 23 May 2013

    The Nokia Lumia 520 is the baby of Nokia's Windows Phone family, replacing the Lumia 510 and squeezing in beneath the excellent Lumia 620. With the Lumia 620 available for around the same monthly cost, it might be difficult to see exactly what the appeal...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 720 review

    By 17 April 2013

    Nokia now has a full range of Windows Phone 8 devices, from the flagship Lumia 920 down to the budget Lumia 520, via the quick-step trio of the 820, 720 and 620. There's no arguing with having the choice, although with devices so tightly packed in, it...

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    Nokia Lumia 720 pictures and hands-on

    By 25 February 2013

    The Nokia Lumia 720 is the new cheaper Nokia Lumia 820. That's really the main takeaway from the announcement of the Lumia 720 at Mobile World Congress 2013. Of course there are differences: the Lumia 720 isn't as powerful, doesn't have as big a battery,...

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    Nokia Lumia 520 pictures and hands-on

    By 25 February 2013

    Nokia has announced a new entry level smartphone within the Lumia family, as it looks to drive down the price of Windows Phone even lower.  The new Lumia 520 will be a budget offering, but still pack most of the features found on the company's flagship...

  • Phones 5 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 620 review

    By 7 February 2013

    Nokia made some nice high-end phones in years gone by, like, for example, the N95. But Nokia was never really about those phones, it was about affordable, reliable phones that everyone wanted to own, and that everyone could afford. There's not always...

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    Huawei Ascend W1 pictures and hands-on

    By 8 January 2013

    Huawei's Ascend W1 represents the company's first foray into Windows Phone 8. Boasting a cyan coloured back and matte-effect plastic all round, it fits in nicely to the usual Windows Phone landscape The handset is fairly compact at 10.15mm thick, feeling...

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