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Huawei Ascend G7 Smartphone Review

82% Huawei Ascend G7 Smartphone Review

The gentle giant. Huawei's Ascend G7 towers over many other smartphones with its 5.5-inch screen. In our tests we will clarify whether its performance and build are also outstanding in view of the affordable 299 Euros (~$372).
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

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
HTC M8 Eye with 13 MP Duo camera coming October 2014

HTC M8_EYE with 13 MP Duo camera coming next month

Multiple sources claim that a HTC M8 with 13 MP Duo camera will be announced next month, but it will only hit China and India.
Acrhos 45c Platinum Android smartphone with quad-core processor, IPS screen and dual SIM

Archos launches 45c Platinum and 50c Platinum Android smartphones

Both these Android KitKat handsets are powered by a quad-core MediaTek chip and offer dual SIM capabilities for competitive prices.
Android L codename Key Lime Pie could launch November 1st

Android L could launch November 1st

Nicknamed "Key Lime Pie," the next major Android update is expected to arrive in early November, about two weeks after the alleged launch date of...
Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CG Tablet Review

86% Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CG Tablet Review

For big ears. Asus launches a refresh of its phablet line with the Fonepad 7. The mid-range, 7-inch device is well-equipped - it features Intel's Atom Z3560 quad-core SoC with a clock rate of 1.83 GHz and integrated PowerVR G6430 graphics chip, dual-SIM feature, and an IPS screen in HD resolution. A rounded total package.
Intel Atom Z3560 | PowerVR G6430 | 7" | 299 g
BlackBerry Passport square screen smartphone for business professionals

BlackBerry launches Passport smartphone

This BlackBerry 10.3-powered handset targets business professionals who need a smartphone capable of handling advanced office tasks without sacri...
Samsung Power Sharing Cable turns tablets and smartphones into portable power banks

Samsung Power Sharing Cable turns smartphones and tablets into power banks

This $20 USD accessory has micro USB connectors on both ends, thus allowing its users to turn Samsung smartphones and tablets into portable power...
T-Mobile Motorola Moto X smartphone, now with Android 4.4.4 KitKat

T-Mobile Moto X gets Android 4.4.4 update

Moto X users on T-Mobile finally get this update, quite a while after Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint delivered it to their users.
Epic Signature Edition smartwatch with Java OS and phone features

Epic Cellular introduces Mini and Signature Edition watchphones

These two new Epic Watchphones are worn on the wrist or as a necklace, are built using premium stainless steel and offer full phone capabilities.
BlackBerry Passport smartphone with square display and physical QWERTY keyboard

BlackBerry Passport launches tomorrow

This smartphone with a 4.5-inch square screen and physical QWERTY keyboard will be available in the US unlocked for $599 USD.
LG Wine Smart Android smartphone with clamshell design

LG unveils Wine Smart smartphone with clamshell design

This entry-level handset combines a physical keyboard with a small touchscreen and runs Android.
Sony SmartEyeglass SDK now available, use a smartphone to replicate eyewear and controller

Sony reveals SmartEyeglass SDK

This software developer kit preview allows developers to use a smartphone to replicate the hardware of the upcoming competitor for the notorious ...
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)