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Asus Zenfone 5 review
Phones 4 out of 5

Asus Zenfone 5 review

By 3 hours ago

It was only 18 months ago that cheap phones reeked of compromise; the gap between entry-level Android phones and top-end ones was massive. But that's all changed in recent months. Phones like the Asus Zenfone 5 and Motorola Moto G (2014) have plugged... >>

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review
Phones 4.5 out of 5

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review

By 26 September 2014

We've been using the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 for three weeks now, which is since the day it was unveiled at the IFA trade show in Berlin. Despite originally thinking "blimey, a 6-inch phone" we've become accustomed to this behemoth living in our pocket.... >>

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review
Phones 5 out of 5

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review

By 26 September 2014

Finding a compact phone with flagship specs is something of a rarity these days, with many manufacturers delivering smaller-screen devices in the mid-range instead. Not so the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, a device powerful enough to stand up to its larger-screen... >>

BlackBerry Passport review
Phones 2 out of 5

BlackBerry Passport review

By 24 September 2014

The BlackBerry Passport breaks smartphone design tradition and offers something we've never seen the likes of before: a square display in a device with (you guessed it) a passport-sized footprint. The Canadian company certainly had to do something different... >>

Porsche Design P'9983: The £1400 BlackBerry for power professionals (hands-on)
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Porsche Design P'9983: The £1400 BlackBerry for power professionals (hands-on)

By 24 September 2014

Porsche Design made its first smartphone in 2007, before partnering with BlackBerry (then RIM) in 2011 on the P'9981. Jump to the present day and we have the Porsche Design P'9983, which is based on the BlackBerry Q10. In the words of BlackBerry and Porsche... >>

Nokia Lumia 530 review
Phones 3.5 out of 5

Nokia Lumia 530 review

By 19 September 2014

The Nokia Lumia 530 is the latest Windows Phone device tasked with blazing a path into your pocket without costing a bomb. Its goal, quite simply, is to bring the advantages of modern devices to more people.  It replaces the earlier Lumia 520, a model... >>

Apple iOS 8 review: New powers for your old iPhone
Phones 4 out of 5

Apple iOS 8 review: New powers for your old iPhone

By 17 September 2014

It's that time of year again, the time when Apple updates its software, giving iPhone and iPad users on new and old devices a breath of life, saving them from the heartache of not being able to afford the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (they are lovely and... >>

Apple iPhone 6 review
Phones 5 out of 5

Apple iPhone 6 review

By 17 September 2014

Apple's flagship iPhone has been updated and upgraded bringing with it a new design, new features, and new excitement. With the rest of the year's smartphones laid out - except the next Nexus - this is the time for the iPhone to reassert itself against... >>

Apple iPhone 6 Plus review
Phones 4.5 out of 5

Apple iPhone 6 Plus review

By 17 September 2014

You wait a year for a new iPhone and then two come along at once. A surprise to many, Apple released not only the iPhone 6 but also the iPhone 6 Plus, a monster of a phone that comes with a 5.5-inch display, higher screen resolution, a larger battery,... >>

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix CM1 review: Is it a camera, is it a phone? It's a bit of both
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Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix CM1 review: Is it a camera, is it a phone? It's a bit of both

By 15 September 2014

When we first heard the rumour that Panasonic was going back into the phone business we didn't think it could be true. But, sure enough, at Photokina 2014 the Panasonic Lumix CM1 appeared. Thing is, the CM1 isn't a phone. The clues are in the above sentence:... >>