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Sony Xperia Z3 vs HTC One (M8): What's the difference?
Sony Xperia Z3 vs HTC One (M8): What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3, during its press conference at consumer electronics show IFA 2014.The new device will bring a host of new features including the ability to play PlayStation 4 console games, but does it... Read more

Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z2: What's the difference?
Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z2: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced its latest flagship smartphone during its press conference at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin.The Xperia Z3 arrives just six months after the Xperia Z2 but Sony claims the refresh is justified as it believes it is still bringing... Read more

iOS 12 features, release date and more: Everything you need to know
iOS 12 features, release date and more: Everything you need to know By Maggie Tillman

Apple has announced iOS 12, which will come to iPhones and iPads later in the year.The next major update to the iPhone and iPad's mobile operating system was rumoured to be all about improvements to quality and performance, though we suspected Apple would... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

The Galaxy Note 4 has arrived a couple months after the LG G3, giving the latter device the chance to establish itself, but also allowing Samsung the time to add comparable features and specs.And now you're faced with going between the two. Should you... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy Note 3: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

Samsung has announced the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. But just how does the device compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 3?We have put the the Galaxy Note 4 up against the Galaxy Note 3 in order to determine the differences, similarities, and whether... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy S5: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Galaxy S5: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

Samsung has announced the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as the much-anticipated successor to the Galaxy Note 3. We've put it head-to-head with the Galaxy S5, Samsung's flagship announced in April.Keep in mind we've reviewed the Galaxy S5, but we haven't yet... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Best deals and where to get it
Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Best deals and where to get it By Rik Henderson

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has been on pre-order since late-August, but is now on sale through a number of outlets, including direct from Samsung, for £549, SIM free.The Galaxy Alpha has a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 7mm-thin metal frame around the... Read more

Nokia Lumia 530 orders open: Here are the best deals
Nokia Lumia 530 orders open: Here are the best deals By Chris Hall

The Nokia Lumia 530 is the latest affordable Windows Phone from Nokia/Microsoft. It will be hitting the shelves on 4 September, but it's now available for order.You'll get the latest Windows Phone 8.1, including the new Cortana assistant, on a quad-core... Read more

iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha in render showdown, concept pics aplenty
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha in render showdown, concept pics aplenty By Rik Henderson

We have to admit that when we first saw official pictures of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha we immediately thought of the iPhone 4, 4S, 5 and 5S. The metal trim around the outside bears some similarities.However, one of the tech world's most prolific and, in... Read more

HTC One (M8) for Windows vs Nokia Lumia 930: What's the difference?
HTC One (M8) for Windows vs Nokia Lumia 930: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

There's now competition in Windows Phone. Where Nokia (as it was) ruled, there's a new challenger, in the body of one of the best Android phones around.The launch of the HTC One (M8) for Windows marks the first time a flagship device has been available... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs HTC One M8: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs HTC One M8: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has officially taken the wraps of its much-rumoured Galaxy Alpha smartphone, introducing the first metal device to the South Korean giant's portfolio.It looks set to be a good-looking device, but how will it compare to the HTC One M8 consistently... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Apple iPhone 5S: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Apple iPhone 5S: What's the difference? By Luke Edwards

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has been officially unveiled as Sammy's first smartphone to be built with a metal frame. Yes the same sort Apple has been building its iPhones with for years. And yes this is a direct attack ahead of the iPhone 6 launch.While... Read more

Microsoft Nokia Lumia 530 vs Motorola Moto E: What’s the difference?
Microsoft Nokia Lumia 530 vs Motorola Moto E: What’s the difference? By Luke Edwards

Budget before phone is suddenly not such a dirty word. With quad-core and respectable screens the market of affordable is also becoming far more functional. So much so that there is actually choice among the handsets at the lower end of the market now.Microsoft... Read more

Best selfie smartphones: Sony Xperia C3 vs HTC One M8 vs LG G3 and more
Best selfie smartphones: Sony Xperia C3 vs HTC One M8 vs LG G3 and more By Luke Edwards

Once the word 'selfie' made it into the dictionary it was clearly a popular way of snapping photos. Now social media is littered with selfies. Seeing the poor quality of the vast majority of selfies, thanks to weak front-facing cameras, manufacturers... Read more

Amazon Fire Phone vs Google Nexus 5: What's the difference?
Amazon Fire Phone vs Google Nexus 5: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

Amazon has announced in the US its first smartphone, called the Amazon Fire Phone. It is initially exclusive to AT&T.The new device brings with it some exciting specifications and features but has stuck to a very familiar design. Still, you're likely... Read more

Amazon Fire Phone vs iPhone 5S: What's the difference?
Amazon Fire Phone vs iPhone 5S: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

Amazon has finally debuted its much-anticipated (and rumoured) smartphone. It is called Fire Phone.So now it's time to break out the old comparison chart and start picking out the difference between Amazon's first smartphone and other high-end devices... Read more

HTC Sense 6.0 vs Sense 5.5: New features, tweaks and changes reviewed
HTC Sense 6.0 vs Sense 5.5: New features, tweaks and changes reviewed By Chris Hall

HTC Sense 6.0 has launched on the HTC One (M8), the new flagship HTC device for 2014. It's also being referred to as Sixth Sense, although it appears listed in the device as Sense 6.0.We've had the new HTC One for some time, giving us the chance to dive... Read more

HTC One (E8) vs HTC One (M8): What's the difference?
HTC One (E8) vs HTC One (M8): What's the difference? By Chris Hall

HTC has announced a new variant of the HTC One, this time labelled the E8. It was previously known as the HTC One (M8) Ace prior to launch, a plastic-bodied version of HTC's flagship phone.Launching initially in China, we're expecting to see the E8 to... Read more

LG G3 vs LG G2: What's the difference?
LG G3 vs LG G2: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

The much-rumoured LG G3 has finally arrived, succeeding the seven month old LG G2 as LG's next flagship device.It packs a number of new and exciting features into it, along with a slightly refreshed design but it sticks with the LG G2's distinguishing... Read more

LG G3 vs Sony Xperia Z2: What's the difference?
LG G3 vs Sony Xperia Z2: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

LG has taken the wraps off the successor to the LG G2, meaning a new addition has joined the Android flagship party going by the name LG G3.The new device brings a number of exciting features with it but is it enough to take on its competition? We have... Read more

HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8): What's the difference?
HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8): What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The new kid on the HTC block is the HTC One mini 2. It takes the design of the M8 and shrinks it, looking to bring you that HTC experience in a smaller package.The HTC One mini 2 admittedly has an awkward name, the second iteration of the One mini, but... Read more

HTC One mini 2 vs Motorola Moto G 4G: What's the difference?
HTC One mini 2 vs Motorola Moto G 4G: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

HTC has announced a new mini handset, looking to bring you some of that HTC One (M8) experience in a more compact bundle.But it goes smack bang up against the darling of the mid-range, the super-affordable Motorola Moto G.So is this just about the look?... Read more

HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One mini: What's the difference?
HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One mini: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

HTC has released a "mini" version of the HTC One (M8) repeating its move of last year, offering a more compact handset of the same design as the flagship.With the HTC One (M8) widely lauded for its design, the new device brings the looks with it, even... Read more

Motorola Moto E vs Moto G: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto E vs Moto G: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

When Motorola launched the Moto G, its aims were clear: to bring a quality device at a price that more could afford. It met those aims, producing a great device that was exceptional value for money - one of the best devices of 2013.Looking to repeat the... Read more

Huawei Ascend P7 vs Ascend P6: What's the difference?
Huawei Ascend P7 vs Ascend P6: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

If you're looking for an affordable device, but want a premium specification such as a large display and a quad-core processor, then a company like Huawei may well have the answer for you.The Huawei Ascend P7 has just been announced at its global launch... Read more

HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Which is the best?
HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Which is the best? By Chris Hall

We've written a lot about the trio of the HTC One (M8), Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2. From reviews to comparisons to detailed breakdowns of what the software changes are.But the over-riding question is which is the best? Where should the smart... Read more

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom vs Galaxy S4 Zoom: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom vs Galaxy S4 Zoom: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

Samsung has announced the Galaxy K Zoom, its latest smartphone that puts almost all the emphasis on its photography talents. And while it's not the first device in the company's history to do so, it represents a new start, with a new naming convention... Read more

HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5: What's the difference?
HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

HTC announced the HTC One (M8) in March, making it the third major player in the Android space to launch a much-anticipated flagship in recent months. It goes head-to-head with the Samsung Galaxy S5, announced in February.We've reviewed the HTC One (M8).... Read more

HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2: What's the difference?
HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

HTC and Sony have everything to fight for in the flagship smartphone race. With Samsung typically walking away with huge sales, it's down to the HTC One (M8) and the Sony Xperia Z2 to prove they have what it takes.But these devices aren't just also-rans,... Read more

Background defocus: HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Google Camera app
Background defocus: HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Google Camera app By Chris Hall

The latest battle in the war of smartphone cameras appears to be for background defocus supremacy. HTC launched the HTC One (M8) with a second sensor for depth detection, perhaps the largest offensive in the bokeh wars.Samsung and Sony both offer background... Read more

The best Samsung Galaxy S5 deals and where to get them (updated)
The best Samsung Galaxy S5 deals and where to get them (updated) By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available in the UK, we've reviewed it, and we have to say it is rather good. The new handset offers a 5.1-inch Full HD display, it boasts a fast 16-megapixel camera, a heart rate sensor and a fingerprint scanner, alongside... Read more

Best Galaxy S5 cases: Treat your new Samsung phone
Best Galaxy S5 cases: Treat your new Samsung phone By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung latest flagship - the Galaxy S5 - packs in some great features including a 16-megapixel camera, fingerprint sensor and a 5.2-inch display.With the device set to hit shops on 11 April, we have rounded up some of the best cases available from launch... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

Samsung has released its new flagship Android smartphone and once again, it looks to have set the bar high.Although it looks similar to previous generations, there are a number of key new features that strike it apart from its stablemates and the competition,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

Samsung has released its Galaxy S5 smartphone, possibly to capitalise on the brief gap in availability between it and bitter rival Apple's own flagship phone, the iPhone 5S.There's definitely an advantage to hindsight though, with the Galaxy S5 feature... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 heart rate monitor vs iPhone 5S heart rate monitor: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy S5 heart rate monitor vs iPhone 5S heart rate monitor: What's the difference? By Stuart Miles

The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is unique in that it features a heart rate monitor built into the device itself. It is operated by simply placing your finger over a special part of the phone and waiting a few seconds. But how does it work, and how... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available. And with the Sony Xperia Z2 expected to also be released in a couple of weeks you might be wondering whether to hold on or go for the Sammy device right now.After all, both are flagship devices, they are both looking... Read more

HTC One (M8) vs HTC One (M7): What's the difference?
HTC One (M8) vs HTC One (M7): What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

The HTC One was one of the best phones of 2013, but that's yesterday's news now that the popular Android smartphone has been replaced with the HTC One (m8).What's the real difference between the two though, and should you bother upgrading? What about... Read more

HTC One (M8) vs Google Nexus 5: What's the difference?
HTC One (M8) vs Google Nexus 5: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has released its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC One (M8) in the US, so customers Stateside can now see what has got Brits excited for the last couple of weeks.The new device brings with it some exciting specs and features, sticking with a similar... Read more

HTC One (M8) vs iPhone 5S: What's the difference?
HTC One (M8) vs iPhone 5S: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

HTC has now released its HTC One (M8) smartphone in the US as well as the UK, so that means it is time to break out the old comparison chart and start picking out the difference between HTC's latest and greatest device compared to Apple's iPhone 5S.Comparing... Read more

Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri: Battle of the personal assistants
Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri: Battle of the personal assistants By Elyse Betters

Although voice-activated personal assistants are considered standard on smartphones, Microsoft has only recently stepped up to the plate with its Cortana offering on Windows Phone 8.1. And it's eager to trump Google's Google Now and Apple's Siri.Personal... Read more

Nokia Lumia 930 vs Lumia 1020: What's the difference?
Nokia Lumia 930 vs Lumia 1020: What's the difference? By Luke Edwards

Nokia's latest flagship smartphone, the Lumia 930, is packing a serious camera and some top-level specs. But it's still just a spin-off from the original smartphone super camera found on the Lumia 1020.But now Windows Phone's have quad-core support and... Read more

Nokia Lumia 630 vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?
Nokia Lumia 630 vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

There's a lot of activity in the budget handset sector. Things were rolling along rather sedately until Motorola fired the disruptive Moto G into the mix. Recent reports suggest the Moto G has gained 6 per cent market share in a few months.Nokia is a... Read more

Nokia Lumia 930 vs Lumia 925: What's the difference?
Nokia Lumia 930 vs Lumia 925: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Windows Phone is becoming a more and more compelling smartphone choice, with Nokia particularly leading the charge in bringing innovative features to Microsoft's mobile platform.The newest flagship device in the portfolio is the Nokia Lumia 930, announced... Read more

Sony Xperia M2 vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?
Sony Xperia M2 vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has just announced its mid-range Xperia M2 during its press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.The handset is being described by Sony as "the best smartphone technology in its class", so we've put it up against the Moto G, a handset... Read more

Sony Xperia Z2 vs Sony Xperia Z1: What's the difference?
Sony Xperia Z2 vs Sony Xperia Z1: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced the Xperia Z2, the successor to the Xperia Z1 that launched at IFA in Berlin in September 2013.The Xperia Z2 made its debut at Mobile World Congress 2014 with the tag line "details make the difference". But what has changed in six... Read more

LG G2 mini vs LG G2: What's the difference?
LG G2 mini vs LG G2: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

LG has announced the LG G2 mini, a mid-range handset to make its first showing during the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona next week and although it won't necessarily be released in every country around the world, it has been confirmed as... Read more

LG G Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: What's the difference?
LG G Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

LG has launched the LG G Pro 2 smartphone/phablet in Korea and plans to release it further afield in the near future. Whether that means it will be coming to the UK is yet to be seen - after all, the original Optimus G Pro didn't. It is likely to make... Read more

Best 4G deals: UK 4G networks and tariffs compared
Best 4G deals: UK 4G networks and tariffs compared By Britta O'Boyle

EE lost exclusivity over the UK's 4G services back in September last year and since then a number of 4G deals have launched from other networks, the latest coming from Tesco Mobile.Vodafone, O2, Three and EE all offer 4G, but each have varied coverage... Read more

Moto X vs HTC One: What’s the difference?
Moto X vs HTC One: What’s the difference? By Elyse Betters

Motorola has announced that the UK will get the Moto X in February. Rejoice! And then sit down, because you've got some thinking to do in regards to whether the Moto X will be your next smartphone.After all, there is so much competition out there, such... Read more

Moto X vs Nexus 5: What’s the difference?
Moto X vs Nexus 5: What’s the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has launched the Moto X into the UK, bringing with it the same specs as the US version launched last year.We had a lot of love for the Moto X handset when we reviewed it in August 2013, so here we are putting it up against the Nexus 5, another... Read more

Moto X vs Moto G: What's the difference?
Moto X vs Moto G: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

Motorola has finally announced that the Moto X is coming to the UK on 1 February, to expand its family of mid-range smartphones. Currently, the Moto G sits pretty in that category, so a KitKat-sporting sibling is welcome.There are a few differences between... Read more