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LG G4 review: A balance of phone meets phablet
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LG G4 review: A balance of phone meets phablet

By 3 hours ago

LG has risen through the ranks in the smartphone world, its large-screen G3 happily going elbows-out for a deserved spot on the 2014 flagship podium. Relying on high-flying specification rather than designer branding - as some of the company's less successful... >>

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review: Budget beauty
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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review: Budget beauty

By 26 May 2015

Microsoft's Lumia launch plans continue to run at full speed, most recently resulting in two affordable handsets: the Lumia 640 and its phablet-sized XL cousin. It's the latter device, the Lumia 640 XL, with its 5.7-inch screen and aggressive price point,... >>

Sony Xperia Z3+ is slimmer, lighter and more refined (hands-on)
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Sony Xperia Z3+ is slimmer, lighter and more refined (hands-on)

By 26 May 2015

Sony has officially announced the successor to its flagship Xperia Z3 smartphone - which will be known as the Xperia Z3+ everywhere except Japan, where it was very quietly released previously as the Xperia Z4. Same device, different name, and while... >>

Windows Phone 10 technical preview: Hands-on with Windows Phone of the future
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Windows Phone 10 technical preview: Hands-on with Windows Phone of the future

By 29 April 2015

Windows Phone 10 isn't actually called Windows Phone 10, but as is often the way, when a large corporation like Microsoft changes a naming convention the fans do their own thing. So here we have the Windows 10 technical preview for phones, that runs as... >>

LG G4: Stunning camera with Quantum Display to show it off (hands-on)
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LG G4: Stunning camera with Quantum Display to show it off (hands-on)

By 28 April 2015

LG has finally taken the wraps off its G4 flagship smartphone, and it's a stunner. The new leather back, smarter camera and beautiful Quantum Display all make this impressive on paper. But with a slightly lower spec hexa-core processor does it keep up... >>

Huawei P8 review: Slighted by software
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Huawei P8 review: Slighted by software

By 27 April 2015

It's been a curious year for flagship smartphones so far: from the impressive highs of the Samsung Galaxy range revamp, with the company's S6 and S6 edge, to the oh-it's-the-same-again HTC One in its M9 form. Sitting in among them is Huawei, with its... >>

Samsung TouchWiz review: A deep dive into the Samsung Galaxy S6 software
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Samsung TouchWiz review: A deep dive into the Samsung Galaxy S6 software

By 16 April 2015

TouchWiz sits over the top of Android in Samsung's devices. The latest to join this party is the Samsung Galaxy S6, which ushers in a range of changes over its predecessor, the Galaxy S5.  Samsung isn't as openly formulaic as HTC when it comes to talking... >>

Huawei P8max: A massive, metallic slab
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Huawei P8max: A massive, metallic slab

By 15 April 2015

Huawei has announced two new smartphones at an event in London - the P8 and the P8max. As you can probably guess from the name, the P8max is a larger version of the P8 flagship handset but when we say larger, we mean huge. It features a 6.8-inch display... >>

Huawei P8: Metal meets Android modifications
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Huawei P8: Metal meets Android modifications

By 15 April 2015

Huawei has unveiled a new flagship, the Huawei P8. It's quietly dropped the Ascend name, and launched this new model alongside the P8max phablet, with a massive 6.8-inch display.  The Huawei P8 makes a number of bold moves, with Huawei calling out the... >>

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: Livin' on the edge (not a prayer)
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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: Livin' on the edge (not a prayer)

By 10 April 2015

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is a radical phone. After a tepid response to 2014's Samsung Galaxy S5, the Korean giant had to do something special to stand out and get back to the top of its game. The "standard" Galaxy S6, with its new metal build, is an... >>