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Android vs iPhone: Which is best for you?
Android vs iPhone: Which is best for you? By David Nield

Few match-ups in tech get bigger than this – the one involving that indispensable gadget you carry around in your pocket every day. Should your smartphone be running Android? Or is the iPhone the smarter choice? Which is the best mid-range phone? On... Read more

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?
Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Google announced two new Pixel phones at its event on 4 October. The two new smartphones were revealed alongside a new Google Home Mini, Google Home Max, new Daydream and a new Pixelbook.Naturally, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL differ in physical size... Read more

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel and Pixel XL: What's the difference?
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel and Pixel XL: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Google has announced the new Pixels at an event on 4 October, with the two new smartphones succeeding the Pixel and Pixel XL.There were plenty of rumours surrounding the two devices but now all the details are finally official so here is how the Pixel... Read more

Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?
Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference? By Cam Bunton

Andy Rubin, one of the original creators of Android, is back with a bang. The Essential Phone looks to give you as much as possible from a device without bogging you down with technology that gets in the way.It's minimalist, durable and has an amazing... Read more

Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: Which should you choose?
Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: Which should you choose? By Britta O'Boyle

Google has two new champion smartphones. These "Made by Google" smartphones bring a premium design, coupled with flagships specs and they will be hitting the shelves from 20 October.But how do the Google Pixel XL and the Google Pixel compare. If you're... Read more

Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Which should you choose?
Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Which should you choose? By Britta O'Boyle

Google's latest pure Android smartphones are finally here in the form of the Pixel and the Pixel XL. Both bring a lovely premium design, flagship specs and some serious competition to the rest of the smartphone market, including both Samsung and Apple.The... Read more

Google Pixel vs Nexus 5X: What's the difference?
Google Pixel vs Nexus 5X: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Google launched a couple of new devices at its 4 October event, both of which are manufactured by HTC and both of which are the new poster boys for Android Nougat. Traditionally they would have fallen under Nexus branding, but this year Google changed... Read more

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: Which should you choose?
Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: Which should you choose? By Britta O'Boyle

With the Note 7 having died a death, there's a big hole in some people's smartphone choices. Fortunately there are some very strong candidates. But do you go with Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge, or embrace the new Google Phone, the Pixel XL?We've lived with... Read more

Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P: What's the difference?
Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Google's new pure Android handsets are no longer branded as Nexus, instead moving over to Pixel and tagged as "Made by Google". This is a new direction for Google as the company takes control of its smartphone business more directly as it targets the... Read more

Google Nexus vs Google Pixel: What's the difference?
Google Nexus vs Google Pixel: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Google set the cat amongst the pigeons when it announced the Pixel C tablet in 2015. Launched alongside the two new Nexus handsets (Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P), this new tablet came Pixel branded, rather than Nexus branded. The previous Pixel product we... Read more

Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P: Which is the best Nexus for you?
Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P: Which is the best Nexus for you? By Britta O'Boyle

Google announced the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in September, a pair of new Nexus handsets, the latest in the Android hardware story and debut devices for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.But faced with making a choice between these two devices where should you turn?... Read more

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

Google has finally announced the new Nexus handsets following months and months of speculation. The Nexus 5X is set to replace the two-year old Nexus 5, while the Nexus 6P will stand in for the Nexus 6 and we have compared the two devices against... Read more

Nexus 6P vs Nexus 6: What's the difference?
Nexus 6P vs Nexus 6: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Google has announced two Nexus devices, with a replacement for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6 unveiled at an event in San Francisco.The two devices have been heavily leaked over the last couple of months, so there was little left to the imagination but... 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

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

Google Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5C: What's the difference?
Google Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5C: What's the difference? By Luke Edwards

Comparing an Android phone and an iOS one is always tough. But with Google and Apple as the two biggest names in tech it would be a crime to ignore the head-to-head that is the Nexus 5 versus the iPhone 5C. Especially as the iPhone 5C is Apple's affordable... Read more

Google Nexus 5 vs LG G2: What's the difference?
Google Nexus 5 vs LG G2: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

Google has finally unveiled its Nexus 5 smartphone and juts a cursory glance at the specifications makes for pleasant reading for tech fans. Manufacturer LG has packed a lot of top spec in the phone, making it look extremely good value at £299 for the... Read more

Google Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5S: What's the difference?
Google Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5S: What's the difference? By Luke Edwards

Comparing an Android phone and an iOS one is always tough. But with Google and Apple as the two biggest names in tech it would be a crime to ignore the head-to-head that is the Nexus 5 versus the iPhone 5S.So can Google's limited number of years dealing... Read more

Google Nexus 5 vs HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4: What's the difference?
Google Nexus 5 vs HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

And so Google has announced the Nexus 5, subtly in comparison with other phone and kit launches, and the rumour mills can stop second-guessing the software giant and look to other targets instead.For the rest of us, the fun has only just started. The... Read more

Google Nexus 5 vs Nexus 4: What's the difference?
Google Nexus 5 vs Nexus 4: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

The Google Nexus 5 has been announced officially after months of rumours and speculation, bringing the purest of Android experiences in a hot, new hardware refresh.We've crunched through the official specs of the Nexus 5 and run a comparison with the... Read more

Galaxy S4 vs SGS3: What's different?
Galaxy S4 vs SGS3: What's different? By Stuart Miles

You're sitting here, reading this, perhaps even on the SGS3, and you're wondering how the phone you love and cherish just got old. Nothing's changed in your mind of course, but the world around you has, sorry.Is it really that bad, has the announcement... Read more

Galaxy Nexus vs Nexus S
Galaxy Nexus vs Nexus S By Dan Sung

With each major Android update comes a Nexus phone and now that Ice Cream Sandwich is here, the Galaxy Nexus has arrived to carry it. Less than a year has passed since Gingerbread arrived on the Nexus S, however, so exactly how dated should anyone with... Read more

Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S
Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S By Dan Sung

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone has arrived heralding the launch of Android 4.0, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich. As ever, the beauty of the Nexus arrangement is that you get a pure, untainted taste of the latest Android dessert without any of the... Read more