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HTC One E8 review
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HTC One E8 review

By 29 August 2014

The HTC One E8 is the plastic-bodied cousin of the M8; a stripped down version of the flagship device that has proven popular with both customers and critics alike. It's designed to be a cheaper handset than the M8, available online for around £330.... >>

Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition: Hands-on the Gooner phone
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Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition: Hands-on the Gooner phone

By 28 August 2014

Gooners rejoice! There's now a smartphone just for you: the Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition. We got our hands on one and thought we'd share the love. This special edition has been created as Huawei is the official global smartphone partner of Arsenal.... >>

Alcatel OneTouch Idol Mini review
Phones 4 out of 5

Alcatel OneTouch Idol Mini review

By 25 August 2014

Budget smartphones are becoming increasingly popular, with a number of capable but affordable choices on the market. Such demand has prompted us to pluck the months-old Alcatel OneTouch Idol Mini out of its box a year after its initial announcement. Priced... >>

Nokia Lumia 530: Bang for your Windows Phone buck (hands-on)
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Nokia Lumia 530: Bang for your Windows Phone buck (hands-on)

By 22 August 2014

In many ways, it's the budget end of the smartphone rainbow where all the excitement is. The feature phone market has eaten itself, unable to fend off the march to more and more affordable smartphones. Nokia has been playing in this space for some time... >>

Adidas Originals Snap Case for iPhone 5S hands-on: Celebrating the World Cup winners in style
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Adidas Originals Snap Case for iPhone 5S hands-on: Celebrating the World Cup winners in style

By 20 August 2014

It took about 10 seconds for someone to go "wow, that's cool" when we took out our iPhone 5S sporting the Germany-styled version of the Adidas Originals Snap Case. Admittedly, we were in Germany at the time and the team had recently won the World Cup,... >>

Amazon Fire Phone review
Phones 3 out of 5

Amazon Fire Phone review

By 30 July 2014

Amazon is trying to prove once again that it is more than just an online retail giant. Sort of. The company has come up with a new phone called the Fire Phone, complete with Dynamic Perspective screen for a viewing experience unlike any other. Although... >>

HTC One E8: First impressions of the plastic One
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HTC One E8: First impressions of the plastic One

By 22 July 2014

The HTC One E8 is a plastic version of the HTC One M8 that's been widely lauded for its design. The HTC E8 has launched in China, but we've managed to get our hands on one to see what's on offer. Here are our first impressions. This handset is closely... >>

Motorola Moto E review
Phones 4.5 out of 5

Motorola Moto E review

By 21 July 2014

When Motorola launched the Moto G smartphone last year, it said it wanted to offer "an affordable smartphone for people who don't want to compromise on quality, experience or style". It more than succeeded in that venture, and now its focus shifts to... >>

Nokia Lumia 930 review
Phones 4.5 out of 5

Nokia Lumia 930 review

By 17 July 2014

Since Microsoft acquired Nokia's phone hardware business there's been some confusion about where things go from here. Take the Lumia 930, the top-spec Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone that we've been reviewing for the last few days: Microsoft has left the... >>

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review
Phones 3.5 out of 5

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

By 14 July 2014

Samsung makes plenty of quality electronics products and we've been taken by many of its smartphones and cameras over the years. Now it's condensed much of that expertise into one phone-camera (or should that camera-phone?): the Galaxy K Zoom. Although... >>