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Asus Zenfone 5 LTE review: Yin and yang
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Asus Zenfone 5 LTE review: Yin and yang

By 30 January 2015

About two years ago cheap phones reeked of compromise; the gap between entry-level Android phones and top-end ones was massive. But that's all changed recently, with phones like the Asus Zenfone 5 and Motorola Moto G (2014) plugging the gap. Spend in... >>

Microsoft Lumia 535 review: Losing touch?
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Microsoft Lumia 535 review: Losing touch?

By 30 January 2015

You'll notice that there has been a change in terminology when it comes to Lumia. It's not new news, but the Lumia 535 is the first Lumia to appear with Microsoft branding rather than Nokia. Microsoft Devices' first handset is pitched at the low end.... >>

HTC and Android 5.0: How well has Lollipop been integrated?
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HTC and Android 5.0: How well has Lollipop been integrated?

By 29 January 2015

With every iteration of Android, we're moving closer to platform perfection. That might sound like an opinion served with a healthy dollop of bias, but consider this: in 2009 we'd have baulked at native Android Eclair, but HTC made that palatable with... >>

Windows 10: What it will bring to Windows Phone (hands-on)
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Windows 10: What it will bring to Windows Phone (hands-on)

By 26 January 2015

Following the announcement that Windows Phone will be Windows 10 in the near future, does it still feel like a smartphone operating system? We got some time with a preview handset at the Microsoft announcement press conference in Seattle to see whether... >>

BlackBerry Classic review: Timeless, or stuck in the past?
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BlackBerry Classic review: Timeless, or stuck in the past?

By 16 January 2015

For many, the BlackBerry was the first rung on the smartphone ladder. In fact, the BlackBerry was the smartphone in a sea of inconsistent feature phones; a phone doing things that no other could. But now BlackBerry is weathering the storm, having fallen... >>

Samsung A5 and A3 hands-on: Full metal jacket
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Samsung A5 and A3 hands-on: Full metal jacket

By 12 January 2015

The Samsung A series, first announced late 2014, has made an appearance at CES in Las Vegas before its UK debut and we were on hand to have a play. Cased in metal, this is a new direction for Samsung and most likely the response to the negativity that... >>

What the world needs now is a selfie flash, and Lenovo made one (hands-on)
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What the world needs now is a selfie flash, and Lenovo made one (hands-on)

By 6 January 2015

Lenovo has only gone and released a selfie flash. It's called the Lenovo Vibe Xtension Selfie Flash and it's just been announced at CES 2015. For those fashionistas out there you'll be glad to discover it's a ring flash, so if your selfie isn't completely... >>

Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3 pictures and hands-on
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Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3 pictures and hands-on

By 6 January 2015

Alcatel has just shown off four new smartphones under the OneTouch PIXI 3 line. Although they're considered affordable handsets, they're still really interesting primarily because they are being marketed as "OS-agnostic" and customisable. The OneTouch... >>

HTC Desire 826: UltraPixel comes to the front of HTC's affordable monster (hands-on)
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HTC Desire 826: UltraPixel comes to the front of HTC's affordable monster (hands-on)

By 6 January 2015

We might not have even got the HTC Desire 820 in the UK, but that hasn't stopped HTC announcing the Desire 826 at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, as it makes a quick-step change through one of its most popular devices in Asia. The previous model was launched in... >>

Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri: Hands-on with the $6,000 stainless steel and leather smartphone
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Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri: Hands-on with the $6,000 stainless steel and leather smartphone

By 6 January 2015

The moment you take the Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri out of its packaging you know you are in for a treat. The latest phone from the Tonino Lamborghini Mobile division, which starts at $6,000, comes in a beautiful glossy black presentation box complete... >>


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