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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F) Smartphone Review
90% Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F) Smartphone Review
Dazzler. The concept of the Galaxy Note, a high-end smartphone with a digitizer, is still unique and well implemented by Samsung. But the device cannot utilize the promised additional performance of the Snapdragon 805. In return, the Note 4 probably has the best smartphone display, which shines bright and can also convince outdoors.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 | Qualcomm Adreno 420 | 5.7" | 176 g
Sony Xperia Z4 Snapdragon 805
Sony Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z4 Ultra rumored to come with Snapdragon 805 chips
According to recent rumors, the Sony Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z4 Ultra will both be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. This contradicts previous r...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MDP smartphone and tablet
Qualcomm unveils reference Snapdragon 810 smartphone and tablet
Qualcomm has just unveiled smartphone and tablet reference devices based on the upcoming Snapdragon 810 SoC. As mobile developer platforms, these...
LG L Fino Smartphone Review
80% LG L Fino Smartphone Review
Cool deal. The LG L Fino is a compact entry-level smartphone with a 4.5-inch display, Qualcomm quad-core SOC, as well as UMTS and NFC. For around 160 Euro (~$200) MSRP, the phone comes nicely equipped. We subject the LG L Fino to our battery of tests to get an idea of the performance.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4.5" | 145 g
Samsung Milk Video streaming service for Galaxy Note and Galaxy S
Samsung launches Milk Video service
This new service delivers a premium mobile video experience to Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy Note users.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Black Friday promotion
Samsung to offer over 160 deals on Black Friday
Samsung's list of holiday deals includes solid price cuts for tablets, SSDs, TVs, digital cameras, Chromebooks, and more.
Marvell  ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 octa-core SoC block diagram
Marvell debuts ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 SoC
This new chip has eight Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and will soon target the high-end sector of the market as first devices to use it are...
Intel MICA smart bracelet costs $495 USD and can be purchased only in the US
Intel unveils MICA smart bracelet
This new wearable has been designed by Opening Ceremony and engineered by Intel, offers up to two days of autonomy and will hit the US in early D...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones
November 2014 update. Here you'll find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and com...
SanDisk iXpand flash drive designed for iPhone and iPad
SanDisk announces iXpand flash drive for iPhone and iPad
Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants, the iXpand is SanDisk's first flash drive designed for both the iPhone and iPad families of devices.
Sharp Aquos Crystal Smartphone Review
82% Sharp Aquos Crystal Smartphone Review
A sharp edge. The term "edge-to-edge" has now become a common marketing ploy to advertise most any portable with a display, but Sharp have taken the term one step further. We find out why the Aquos Crystal is the 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree with a closer look at its striking and alluring design.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5" | 141 g
Huawei Ascend G7 Smartphone Review
82% Huawei Ascend G7 Smartphone Review
The gentle giant. Huawei's Ascend G7 towers over many other handhelds with its 5.5-inch screen. We will clarify whether its performance and build are also outstanding in view of affordable 299 Euros in the test.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.5" | 165 g
Asus ZenFone 4 with Intel Atom processor will get a 4G LTE-enabled successor
CES 2015 | Asus to unveil new Intel-powered smartphones at CES 2015
New 4G LTE ZenFone models will arrive at CES 2015 powered by Intel chips and expected to hit the market starting around $330 USD soon after that.
Ecoo Focus E01 Smartphone Review
78% Ecoo Focus E01 Smartphone Review
1080p on a budget. A 5.2-inch FullHD LG display with a higher PPI than an Apple Retina display on a Chinese smartphone for less than $150? It's a mouthful, but the bottom line is that the Focus E01 offers one of the best and brightest 1080p displays for the inexpensive asking price.
Mediatek MT6592 | ARM Mali-450 MP4 | 5.2" | 145 g
Microsoft Lumia 535 smartphone with Windows Phone 8.1 and quad-core processor
Microsoft announces Lumia 535 smartphone
This new Windows Phone 8.1 handset comes with a quad-core processor, 5 MP wide camera for selfies in the front and will hit the market later this...
Imagination PowerVR Series7XE GPUs for entry-level devices
Imagination reveals Series7XT and Series7XE PowerVR GPU families
The two new PowerVR GPU families cover the entire price range of the market and promise to double the performance of their predecessors.
Nokia Lumia 830 Smartphone Review
84% Nokia Lumia 830 Smartphone Review
Farewell Nokia. Microsoft promises customers an affordable flagship smartphone with the Lumia 830. However, the technical specs position the device in the mid-range. A small quad-core and a screen with a low HD resolution is simply not premium range. On the other hand, the build and choice of materials will satisfy the discerning. The biggest drawback is the price.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.0" | 150 g
LG G3 gets Android 5.0 Lollipop update this week
Android 5.0 Lollipop for LG G3 rolls out this week
Polish users of LG G3 are the first ones to receive the Android 5.0 update for their handsets, with other markets to follow "in the near future."
OnePlus One high-end Android smartphone with mid-range pricing
OnePlus aims to sell over one million smartphones in 2014
The Chinese phone maker already sold half a million OnePlus One handsets and expects to reach the one million mark before the end of 2014.
No. 1 Vphone I6 Smartphone Review
76% No. 1 Vphone I6 Smartphone Review
The clone wars. An iPhone 6 for less than $150? Certainly too good to be true, of course. However, you'd be surprised at what this Vphone I6 clone does right for such an inexpensive and ambitious device.
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 4.7" | 129 g
Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 SM-G7200 specs on GFXBench
Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 specs leak online
The next-gen Galaxy Grand handset has been spotted at GFXBench and promises a larger screen and significant improvements in the camera department...
Motorola Moto G2 Smartphone Review
84% Motorola Moto G2 Smartphone Review
Second generation. In 2013 the Motorola Moto G was an inexpensive smartphone and a real competitor for mainstream smartphones with its comprehensive features. Now there is a successor, and we want to know if the Moto G2 can impress us as well. Let us find out in our in-depth review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.0" | 150 g
Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Smartphone Review
89% Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Smartphone Review
Alpha leader. Samsung only used plastic even for its premium line in the past. This is now different, and it launches its Galaxy Alpha smartphone with an aluminum bezel. The phone places a claim on the smartphone crown with its strong components, but that still belongs to its company brother - Galaxy S5.
Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa | ARM Mali-T628 MP6 | 4.7" | 115 g
Samsung Galaxy A5 Android smartphone with metallic body, Super AMOLED display and quad-core processor
Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 coming next month
These two handsets are Samsung’s slimmest smartphones to date, featuring full metal unibody designs, Super AMOLED displays, as well as quad-core ...
Xiaomi is third smartphone maker worldwide
Xiaomi is now the world’s third largest smartphone maker
Smartphone sales during the third quarter increased over 25 percent over last year, while Chinese company Xiaomi now occupies third position in t...
Samsung Galaxy A7 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Full HD display and 12 MP main camera
Samsung Galaxy A7 shows up on GFXBench
This 5.2-inch Snapdragon 615-powered handset could be announced next month and is expected to cost around $500 USD.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 SM-G357FZ Smartphone Review
83% Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 SM-G357FZ Smartphone Review
Now even cheaper. The price of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 is below 200 Euros (~$250), which is 70 Euros (~$88) cheaper than its predecessor. You still get LTE and even some improvements like a larger display. But is the Ace 4 only cheaper, or is it also better?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.3" | 126 g
Samsung Galaxy S5 Android flagship to get Lollipop update starting in December
Android 5.0 Lollipop for Galaxy S5 coming in December
Samsung is already working on its TouchWiz UI-customized Android 5.0 and it looks like the Galaxy S5 flagship will be the first of its smartphone...
OnePlus One 5.5-inch Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC
OnePlus One up for pre-order later today
This long-awaited handset will be available for pre-order to anyone later today, but only for one hour.
Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Phablet Review
84% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Phablet Review
Apple challenger. Buyers looking for an alternative that has roughly the same size as the iPhone 6 and (only) want to spend about 500 Euros (~$635) should certainly look closer at the new, elegant, and swift Huawei phablet. Are its screen, casing, performance, and the stylish UI 3.0 a challenge for Apple's much pricier newcomer?
HiSilicon Kirin 925 | ARM Mali-T628 MP6 | 6.0" | 185 g
Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG Smartphone Review
82% Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG Smartphone Review
Design for a small price. This was Asus' goal for the Zenfone 6, a 6-inch phablet with HD resolution, bright IPS touchscreen, a powerful Intel Atom dual-core SoC, as well as 16 GB flash storage for a fair price of 279 Euros (~$353, RRP). The combination looks promising.
Intel Atom Z2580 | PowerVR SGX544MP2 | 6.0" | 200 g
Nexus 4 now has unofficial Android 5 Lollipop update
Google Nexus 4 gets unofficial Android 5 update
Although Google plans to roll out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for older Nexus handsets soon, Nexus 4 users can already get one unofficial rel...
UMi Zero slim Android KitKat smartphone with 5-inch Full HD display and quad-core processor
UMi Zero official details now available
This 5-inch Android KitKat handset offers a premium design and high-end features for less than $300 USD.
LG L Bello Smartphone Review
81% LG L Bello Smartphone Review
"Bello e impossibile"? LG's L Bello entry model borrows a few features from the more expensive models and can, for example, be used via buttons on the back. Whether this makes the entry into the smartphone world "bello" can be read in this report.
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP | 5" | 137 g
Google Nexus 6 smartphone by Motorola with Snapdragon 805 and QHD display
Google Nexus 6 is now official
The 6-inch handset has a premium design and top specs, including a QHD display, 13 MP camera with OIS, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC.
Motorola Moto X (2014) Smartphone Review
88% Motorola Moto X (2014) Smartphone Review
Always an open ear. Motorola treats its flagship to an upgrade while maintaining the tried virtues. Speech control has been advanced even further. Besides that, a strong Snapdragon 801 and a 13 MP camera have been installed. The smartphone can be personalized over the Moto maker and even allows using exclusive materials like real wood and leather.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.2" | 145 g
Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid Turbo with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 4G LTE, 21 MP camera and Android KitKat
Motorola Droid Turbo detailed specs now available
The entire specs list of this upcoming handset has been revealed, showing highlights like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC or a 5.2 inch display w...
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Smartphone Review
91% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Smartphone Review
Generational leap. The successor of the Xperia Z1 Compact is called Xperia Z3 Compact – logical, right? Read our review to find out why the small sibling of the Xperia Z3 is a great smartphone, despite the confusing designation.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 4.6" | 129 g
HTC One M8 flagship now with Android 4.4.4 and Eye Experience
HTC One M8 gets Android 4.4.4 and Eye Experience update
The international version of this flagship gets Android 4.4.4 and Eye Experience in Europe already, so carrier versions in the US should soon get...
Sony Xperia Z3 Smartphone Review
89% Sony Xperia Z3 Smartphone Review
A rapid update yet again. Apparently, Sony aims to attract attention with a new top smartphone every 6 months. The user can only benefit from it: Although the innovations are small, our test proves that the Xperia Z3 is still a top smartphone.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.2" | 152 g
Previous generation Google Nexus 5 Android KitKat smartphone
Google Nexus 6 coming this month
People familiar with the matter claim the 5.9-inch Nexus 6 phablet will launch this month, but Google is still silent about it.
Motorola Droid Turbo user manual leaks online
Motorola Droid Turbo leaks online
The user manual of this upcoming 5.2-inch Android handset with 21 MP back camera leaked online, revealing that Verizon Wireless customers may get...
HTC Desire EYE Android KitKat smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and RE camera
HTC Desire EYE coming to the US this month
This 5.2-inch handset features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC coupled with 2 GB RAM and at least 16 GB internal storage, Full HD resolution, as we...
The V Phone I6 clone already available and in review
The No.1 V Phone I6 clone already available and in review
The Apple iPhone 6 gets its first Dolly the sheep in under a month since the official unveiling of the latest iPhone refresh.
Samsung Galaxy S3 international model gets Android KitKat update
Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 international model gets Android KitKat update
The official Android KitKat build for the South Korean Galaxy S3 is now available as an unofficial ROM for the international version of the hands...
HTC Desire 510 Smartphone Review
81% HTC Desire 510 Smartphone Review
Up to date, yet inexpensive. The 4.7-inch HTC Smartphone Desire 510 sells for only 200 Euros (~$250) but supports the faster LTE standard despite its low price. We've subjected the Android phone, which is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm quad-core SoC, to our battery of tests.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.7" | 158 g
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphone Review
84% Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphone Review
Stability issues. Finally, a big iPhone! Many people might have thought that, since the iPhone 6 Plus surpasses the 5s by 1.5 inches. In addition, there is a very slim aluminum body, but it cannot meet the high expectations. The term Bendgate combines the mocking of the competition and frustration of the owners about the unintentionally flexible iPhone.
Apple A8 | PowerVR GX6450 | 5.5" | 172 g
Vertu Aster luxury Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
Vertu Aster luxury smartphone hits the UK
This 4.7-inch luxury handset starts at over $6,700 USD and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 13 MP camera with Hasselblad certified c...
LG F60 Android smartphone with 4G LTE and quad-core processor
LG introduces F60 Android smartphone
This 4.5-inch handset has a quad-core processor and 4G LTE connectivity and will be soon available in both single and dual SIM versions.
Apple iPhone 6 Smartphone Review
87% Apple iPhone 6 Smartphone Review
Tricky refresh. Every year, the Californians present a new iPhone. The latest version has a nice design overhaul and the display is now 0.7 inches larger. The performance meets Apple’s claim and is fast. However, the impression is affected by iOS 8, which is not completely smooth yet, with WLAN dropouts and shorter battery runtimes.
Apple A8 | PowerVR GX6450 | 4.7" | 129 g
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)