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Nokia Lumia 735 review: Just don't call it a selfie phone
Phones 4 out of 5

Nokia Lumia 735 review: Just don't call it a selfie phone

By 25 November 2014

Nokia Lumia. Say goodbye to that phrase, as this is the last Lumia device that we'll review carrying the Nokia name. With the move of Nokia Lumia devices to Microsoft Devices, the Nokia Lumia 735 the last in its line. Pitched as a selfie phone during... >>

Acer Liquid Jade review: Functional but not fantastic
Phones 3.5 out of 5

Acer Liquid Jade review: Functional but not fantastic

By 25 November 2014

The sub-£250 end of the smartphone market is a like a big apple pie that every manufacturer wants a slice of. But you can only carve that pie up so many ways. The Motorola Moto G has been the model most greedily consumed for a while but there are forkfuls... >>

HTC Desire Eye review: A real eye-opener
Phones 4.5 out of 5

HTC Desire Eye review: A real eye-opener

By 18 November 2014

The HTC Desire Eye is an odd device. Its headline feature is the 13-megapixel front-facing camera, which - let's get straight to it - is a little extreme. That's paired with a dual-tone front-facing flash too, so on paper it out-specs rival handsets easily.... >>

Nexus 6: Google's pure Android phablet (hands-on)
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Nexus 6: Google's pure Android phablet (hands-on)

By 12 November 2014

The Nexus 6 has been an elusive beast in the UK. Although it's not uncommon for Nexus devices to be a little behind the US, the lack of Nexus 6 chatter so far has been almost disquieting. Coming to you courtesy of Carphone Warehouse - who showed off the... >>

LG G3 S review: Moderate mid-ranger
Phones 3.5 out of 5

LG G3 S review: Moderate mid-ranger

By 12 November 2014

LG has enjoyed plenty of success with its flagship smartphones of late, and the LG G3 S wants to capitalise on this, offering a mini take on flagship design. In doing so you get a device that, like the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini or the HTC One mini 2, mimics... >>

Android 5.0 Lollipop review: Sweet sweet Android refinement
Phones 4 out of 5

Android 5.0 Lollipop review: Sweet sweet Android refinement

By 3 November 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop makes its debut on the Nexus 9, Google's new tablet, and the Nexus 6, its latest smartphone. With Android 5.0 comes a range of changes that feel like a repositioning of Android, rather than a huge bump in forward-facing features.... >>

Honor 6: It's fast and affordable (hands-on)
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Honor 6: It's fast and affordable (hands-on)

By 28 October 2014

Huawei, the Chinese manufacturer, has decided to unleash a new brand under the name Honor. The plan is to cut out shops and sell online only so as to save money, which it can spend on delivering a better handset. The result is the Honor 6, a 300Mbps Cat... >>

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Mini not mighty
Phones 3.5 out of 5

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Mini not mighty

By 28 October 2014

Samsung was among the pioneers in creating mini versions of flagship phones. Now the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, representing the handset's third generation, is here to cram more features than ever into the smaller smartphone form. With a 4.5-inch screen... >>

HTC One (M8) for Windows review: Same genes, different DNA
Phones 4.5 out of 5

HTC One (M8) for Windows review: Same genes, different DNA

By 24 October 2014

When the HTC One (M8) for Windows was announced, there was something of a cheer. It's no secret that we think the HTC One is one of the best handsets of the year thanks in no small part to its solid design, now available to a Windows Phone 8.1 market... >>

Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha: The smartphone with selfie lighting (hands-on)
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Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha: The smartphone with selfie lighting (hands-on)

By 23 October 2014

Alcatel OneTouch has added a new flagship handset to its Idol range in the Alpha. Yes it's similarly named to another recent release, yes it also has a premium build with metal edge. But no, it's not the same. We got to spend time using the Alpha, trying... >>