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Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful
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Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful

By Chris Hall

There's a certain mystique surrounding Nexus devices, a certain je ne sais quoi that often sees the Nexus elevated to the status of the Android Supreme Being.Previous generations of Nexus smartphones and tablets have always brought bang for your buck:... Read more

Should I buy a Nexus 6?

Should I buy a Nexus 6?

By Chris Hall

Should I buy a Nexus 6? That's the question a lot of people will be asking as they try to decide where to focus their smartphone attentions for the next year.We've been living with the Nexus 6 and will shortly be publishing out full review. There may... Read more

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review: Powerful, portable, pricey
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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review: Powerful, portable, pricey

By Chris Hall

Sony's appetite for smartphone releases isn't quite matched by its schedule for tablets, the latest of which sees Sony trying to crack the smaller tablet segment. The name Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact reminds us of slightly cumbersome German compound... Read more

EE TV review: A revelation for screens big and small
4.5 stars

EE TV review: A revelation for screens big and small

By Chris Hall

EE, the mobile network operator and internet provider, has always included entertainment as part of its offering, from movies to cinema tickets. With EE TV, the company makes a bigger play for home entertainment, offering a greater incentive to opt for... Read more

Nexus 6 now available on O2, continuing its checkered UK launch

Nexus 6 now available on O2, continuing its checkered UK launch

By Chris Hall

The Nexus 6 is now available from O2, continuing a rather stuttered launch in the UK.There's been no official word on when the Nexus 6 will be available directly through Google Play, with it simply listed as out of stock in the UK.We've seen Carphone... Read more

Waiting for Lollipop? Here's how to give your phone an Android 5.0 makeover right now

Waiting for Lollipop? Here's how to give your phone an Android 5.0 makeover right now

By Chris Hall

If you're waiting for Lollipop to arrive on your device, here's a really quick way to give your smartphone an Android 5.0 Lollipop makeover.Android 5.0 Lollipop is slowly making its way to smartphones the world over. If you're not the owner of a Nexus... Read more

Quikkly will banish QR codes, making Facebook Likes, Twitter follows, Spotify plays more simple

Quikkly will banish QR codes, making Facebook Likes, Twitter follows, Spotify plays more simple

By Chris Hall

The QR code thrust its way into our lives, appearing on posters, magazines, and as stickers on new products. The optical tags are everywhere, but their time is limited thanks to a much more dynamic system from Quikkly.Quikkly wants to replace the QR code... Read more

Audi S1 review: Super supermini
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Audi S1 review: Super supermini

By Chris Hall

The Audi S1 is the baby of the German manufacturer's S family of sports models, but beefed-up to make it a super supermini.It takes this small hatchback from an appealing £14,000 to eyebrow-raising £24,000 and skywards, sailing over £30k for the model... Read more

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

By Chris Hall

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 its... Read more

Apple Mac mini (Late 2014) review: Updated, if not upgraded
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Apple Mac mini (Late 2014) review: Updated, if not upgraded

By Chris Hall

The Mac mini is perhaps the least celebrated of the Apple Mac family.The iMac cuts its desktop swathe with luscious design and, recently, that 5K resolution panel has made it the all-in-one to beat. On the portable front, the MacBook Air remains one of... Read more

HTC Desire Eye review: A real eye-opener
4.5 stars

HTC Desire Eye review: A real eye-opener

By Chris Hall

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.But... Read more

Nexus 6 pre-orders open at Carphone Warehouse, 1 December UK availability confirmed

Nexus 6 pre-orders open at Carphone Warehouse, 1 December UK availability confirmed

By Chris Hall

Those jealously watching the roll-out of the Nexus 6 in the US, fear not: pre-orders are now open at Carphone Warehouse for the Android Lollipop phablet. The Nexus 6 has been widely praised in reviews across the pond, yet details about its availability... Read more

Audi deploys Samsung Gear VR headsets to add virtual reality to Audi TT launch

Audi deploys Samsung Gear VR headsets to add virtual reality to Audi TT launch

By Chris Hall

Audi has teamed up with Samsung to bring virtual reality to Audi showrooms for the launch of the new Audi TT.The new TT will be on display - and available to buy - from Saturday 15 November across the UK, and you'll be able to get a taste of the driving... Read more

LG G3 S review: Moderate mid-ranger
3.5 stars

LG G3 S review: Moderate mid-ranger

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Vote now in the ZenFone Photography Challenge and you could win a ZenFone 5!

Vote now in the ZenFone Photography Challenge and you could win a ZenFone 5!

By Chris Hall

Pocket-lint has teamed up with the Asus and the London College of Communication for the ZenFone Photography Challenge, and we've got some handsets to give away.Over 80 students on the BA (Hon) Photography course at the London college were given the Asus... Read more

Great Scott! LG confirms Android 5.0 Lollipop update for LG G3 starting this week

Great Scott! LG confirms Android 5.0 Lollipop update for LG G3 starting this week

By Chris Hall

LG has confirmed that the LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update will be starting this week, making it the fastest manufacturer to offer the update. The rollout will start in Poland.It comes as quite a surprise, as we're yet to see the global rollout of updates... Read more

Pure Voca review: Boom for your buck
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Pure Voca review: Boom for your buck

By Chris Hall

There has been a lot of action in the Bluetooth speakers market, with a recent drive towards improving performance and offering a better quality of device. There's been a veritable explosion at the top-end, with reputable audio companies embracing wireless... Read more

Rockar Hyundai revolutionises car buying: Online, in-store, no car salespeople

Rockar Hyundai revolutionises car buying: Online, in-store, no car salespeople

By Chris Hall

Hyundai wants to revolutionise the way we buy cars, with an alterative approach to the traditional car showroom and salesperson.Partnering with Rockar.com - founded by Simon Dixon of jamjar.com fame - Rockar Hyundai wants to offer a car buying experience... Read more

Nexus 6 available from 1 December in UK, pre-orders from 18 November

Nexus 6 available from 1 December in UK, pre-orders from 18 November

By Chris Hall

With a lack of concrete information about when the Nexus 6 will be available, UK-based online retailer Mobiles.co.uk has today announced the the Nexus 6 will be available from 1 December.It also goes on to confirm that it will be offering pre-orders from... Read more

Nexus 9 review: The cutting edge of Android tablets
4.5 stars

Nexus 9 review: The cutting edge of Android tablets

By Chris Hall

The Nexus 9 is Google's new tablet, launching with a new version of Android - Lollipop - and bringing 64-bit hardware and software with it.It pushes the aged Nexus 10 aside and also sees the departure of the Nexus 7, sitting between the two and partnering... Read more

LG 55UB950V 4K TV review: webOS meets ultra-high definition
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LG 55UB950V 4K TV review: webOS meets ultra-high definition

By Chris Hall

The LG UB950V brings a double dose of excitement, offering ultra-high definition (UHD) resolution, otherwise known as 4K, in addition to LG's webOS user interface. The large resolution is matched by large screen sizes, as the UB950V is available in 65-... Read more

Arcam Solo Bar is an audiophile soundbar, fully loaded with connections (hands-on)

Arcam Solo Bar is an audiophile soundbar, fully loaded with connections (hands-on)

By Chris Hall

Arcam has poured its audio expertise into the Solo Bar, which the Cambridge-based company is claiming to be a soundbar fit for audiophiles. It's designed not just to bring audio enhancements to your TV, but to do much of the work that an AV receiver... Read more

Office for Android tablet coming November 2014, Mac early 2015, Windows late 2015

Office for Android tablet coming November 2014, Mac early 2015, Windows late 2015

By Chris Hall

If you were wondering when you'd get your hands on the latest version of Microsoft Office, then rumours have pulled together a run of dates, across platforms. First to hit should be a fuller version of Office for Android, designed to empower tablet users,... Read more

Moto X is discounted for 24 hours, get it while it's hot!

Moto X is discounted for 24 hours, get it while it's hot!

By Chris Hall

Motorola has given the new Moto X a discount for 24 hours, so you can get it from £359.99 right now.On sale though Motorola's UK website - where you'll be able to customise your handset using Moto Maker - the base price for the phone has taken a £60... Read more

Amazon.co.uk cosies up with O2 to sell you mobile contracts: We compare the deals

Amazon.co.uk cosies up with O2 to sell you mobile contracts: We compare the deals

By Chris Hall

Amazon.co.uk will now sell you a mobile phone contract, meaning you can buy not only the hardware, but the tariff to go with it.Amazon has been selling smartphones for a long time, offering devices like the Moto G as a retail partner for Motorola before... Read more

Fitbit refresh: Surge, Charge and Charge HR put more monitoring on your wrist

Fitbit refresh: Surge, Charge and Charge HR put more monitoring on your wrist

By Chris Hall

Fitbit has announced three new devices, the Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Surge.The Surge is the new top-of-the-line, a fully-fledged sportswatch that offers so much more than just movement tracking. It's the most sophisticated Fitbit device so far and... Read more

Nexus 9 hands-on: Your next Nexus tablet

Nexus 9 hands-on: Your next Nexus tablet

By Chris Hall

Google calls the Nexus 9 a tablet for mover and makers, perhaps an indicator that the new Nexus tablet is going to be pitched at productivity, rather than just portable entertainment.Built by HTC, the Nexus 9 breaks new ground for Android with a 4:3 aspect... Read more

Android Wear state of the nation: New software, new devices

Android Wear state of the nation: New software, new devices

By Chris Hall

Android Wear so far has been interesting, if not really raising itself to "must have" status. As we knew it would, the pace of change is rapid, with the first generation of devices now almost forgotten.There's been respectable change of step in the past... Read more

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

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

By Chris Hall

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... Read more

BeoPlay A2 packs wonderful B&O sound into premium Bluetooth speaker

BeoPlay A2 packs wonderful B&O sound into premium Bluetooth speaker

By Chris Hall

The BeoPlay A2 is Bang & Olufsen's first Bluetooth speaker, launched under the B&O Play label. It's looking to force its way into a market that's already packed with plenty of options. We caught up with B&O prior to launch to get our hands on this speaker... Read more

Motorola Moto X (2014) review: An uncluttered Android marvel
4.5 stars

Motorola Moto X (2014) review: An uncluttered Android marvel

By Chris Hall

The Motorola Moto X has been reformed for its second generation model, with a brand new handset for 2014. It carries the Moto X name, and offers the same customisation options that the original offered. Originally launching off the back of the "made... Read more

HTC One (M8) update: Welcome to the HTC Eye Experience

HTC One (M8) update: Welcome to the HTC Eye Experience

By Chris Hall

HTC is looking to embrace the current trend for selfies, with an update to the HTC Camera app, introducing what the company is calling the HTC Eye Experience.The update for HTC Sense 6 brings a range of new features to existing devices, debuted on the... Read more

Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Fun time in phablet town

Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Fun time in phablet town

By Chris Hall

The Apple iPhone 6 steps into phablet territory with the iPhone 6 Plus, a smartphone with a 5.5-inch display. Some suspect this is to appeal to Asian markets and it's certainly a break from iPhones of the past. When it comes to big-screen phones there... Read more

'I'm sorry, I'm on the train': Railways found to be mobile blackspots

'I'm sorry, I'm on the train': Railways found to be mobile blackspots

By Chris Hall

If you spend a lot of time on commuter trains around London, you'll know the frustrations you face when trying to use your mobile devices. Now, thanks to research by Global Wireless Solutions, we can put a figure on just how bad cellular connections are... Read more

Mo Glow is the coolest part of PlayStation's Movember sponsorship

Mo Glow is the coolest part of PlayStation's Movember sponsorship

By Chris Hall

PlayStation has announced that it's sponsoring Movember in 2014, but the thing we're really interested in is giving your DualShock 4 controller a mo makeover.Called the Mo Glow, PlayStation will be offering a limited edition vinyl to stick over the rear... Read more

Apple iPad mini 3 adds Touch ID, but makes the old model more appealing (hands-on)

Apple iPad mini 3 adds Touch ID, but makes the old model more appealing (hands-on)

By Chris Hall

The iPad mini 3 saw itself updated at Apple's special event. But where the iPad Air 2 got plenty of investigation, the "new" iPad mini 3 was skirted over rather quickly.It got itself one screen, with blink-and-you'll-miss-it coverage, before the attention... Read more

iPad Air 2 vs Nexus 9: Battle of the brand new tablets

iPad Air 2 vs Nexus 9: Battle of the brand new tablets

By Chris Hall

Two days, two new tablets. Who'd of thought that would happen? Apple has announced the new iPad Air 2 hot on the heels of Google announcing the Nexus 9, its latest pure Android device.The Nexus 9 steps into new territory for Google and Android, while... Read more

Apple SIM is a pick-and-mix pre-installed SIM for the new iPad

Apple SIM is a pick-and-mix pre-installed SIM for the new iPad

By Chris Hall

Lurking in the wireless details for the newly-announced iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 is reference to the Apple SIM, not mentioned at the announcement of Apple's new tablets.The description reads as follows:"The Apple SIM gives you the flexibility to choose... Read more

Apple iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Another year means another iPad. Updating the iPad Air, launched in October 2013, comes the iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 will be sold alongside the iPad Air, so you still have the choice of both.But with your existing iPad Air already offering a great experience... Read more

Nexus 9: Everything you need to know about the iPad rival

Nexus 9: Everything you need to know about the iPad rival

By Chris Hall

Google has announced the Nexus 9, its newest tablet, debuting Android 5.0 Lollipop.It squares up against the iPad, quite literally, making a few important changes over previous Nexus tablets.We've drilled through the specs of the new device and here's... Read more

Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: Battle of the big phones

Nexus 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: Battle of the big phones

By Chris Hall

Google has announced the Nexus 6, rocking a 5.96-inch display and the latest that Android has to offer.It was only last month that Apple announced its huge phone, the iPhone 6 Plus. These two titans go head to head, but which will be knocked for six? Design... Read more

Five things you didn't know about the Nexus 6

Five things you didn't know about the Nexus 6

By Chris Hall

Google has just announced the Nexus 6, but didn't embellish too many of the details as it did so.It's a huge phone with a 5.96-inch display and running the very latest Android 5.0 Lollipop software.That much we got, but there's more to Android's new purist... Read more

Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 officially announced, debuts Android 5.0 Lollipop

Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 officially announced, debuts Android 5.0 Lollipop

By Chris Hall

Google has officially announced the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, the latest in the line of pure Google devices. Announced without fanfare via a post on the company's blog, the new devices bring with them a new version of Android, known as Android 5.0 Lollipop.The... Read more

Sony Xperia Z3 review: Third time's a charm
5.0 stars

Sony Xperia Z3 review: Third time's a charm

By Chris Hall

Sony has revised and updated its flagship smartphone more times than any rival in recent years, with the Xperia Z3 model arriving just six months after the previous Z2 hit the shelves.The Sony Xperia Z3 sticks very much to the lines laid by its predecessors,... Read more

Inaugural Golden Brickies celebrates Star Wars Lego in perfect fan style

Inaugural Golden Brickies celebrates Star Wars Lego in perfect fan style

By Chris Hall

The Golden Brickies took place over this weekend with a red carpet event at Legoland Windsor, looking to celebrate the clash of cultural titans Lego and Star Wars.With Warwick Davis in attendance - who played the Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi - Lego... Read more

Kia Soul Mixx review
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Kia Soul Mixx review

By Chris Hall

The Kia Soul sits in the increasingly popular crossover segment of the market, taking something that's essentially a hatchback and giving it characteristics closer to that of an SUV.It's the follow-up to the 2008 original, now based on the Kia C'eed chassis,... Read more

These accessories reveal the Re camera lifestyle HTC wants you to have

These accessories reveal the Re camera lifestyle HTC wants you to have

By Chris Hall

HTC unveiled a camera at the Double Exposure event in New York. A camera, it says, that rethinks things.Called Re, this connected, highly portable, device will be a companion to your smartphone, looking to capture your life in pictures and video unobtrusively. Jason... Read more

HTC Desire Eye preview: A phone that wants to redefine the selfie (hands-on)

HTC Desire Eye preview: A phone that wants to redefine the selfie (hands-on)

By Chris Hall

HTC has grabbed selfies by the proverbial with the launch of the HTC Desire Eye. The new handset hits the headlines by offering a front-facing 13-megapixel camera with dual LED flash.This cyclops phone may be a knee-jerk reaction to the latest social... Read more

HTC Re camera: Previewing the new connected camera

HTC Re camera: Previewing the new connected camera

By Chris Hall

HTC has announced the Re camera at its Double Exposure event in New York, expanding its offering beyond the smartphones the company is known for.It's a standalone camera, although you need your Android or iOS device running the Re app to get to the full... Read more

HTC unveils the HTC Desire Eye with 13MP selfie camera and Re camera

HTC unveils the HTC Desire Eye with 13MP selfie camera and Re camera

By Chris Hall

HTC has taken to the stage in New York at its anticipated Double Exposure event, unveiling new hardware and software that confirms that HTC is still serious about imaging.Jumping wholeheartedly onto the selfie bandwagon, the HTC Desire Eye is the latest... Read more