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LG G4 First Impressions

LG G4 First Impressions

Say "cheese!" LG has once and for all completely dedicated itself to photography with its new flagship. A higher resolution, bigger lenses, a higher luminosity, and an improved image stabilizer... it almost lets us forget that the G4 is a superb smartphone - optionally available in leather. Unfortunately, it also has some old weaknesses.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 | Qualcomm Adreno 418 | 5.5" | 155 g
Honor 4X Smartphone Review

81% Honor 4X Smartphone Review

Big meets affordable. Honor, Huawei's subsidiary, launches a device in the growing phablet sector with its new Honor 4X. The austerely designed casing contains a lot for approximately 200 Euros (~$220): LTE Cat4, a sufficiently fast octa-core SoC, dual-SIM functionality, and a bright IPS screen. A well-rounded package.
HiSilicon Kirin 620 | ARM Mali-450 MP4 | 5.5" | 173 g
Face Off: HTC One M8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Sony Xperia Z2

91% Face Off: HTC One M8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Sony Xperia Z2

One for all? Just like the three musketeers, the latest high-end smartphones are ready for the duel: Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Sony Xperia Z2. We compare the three smartphones in detail. Even though none of the manufacturers manage to satisfy every smartphone user, there is a winner.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.1" | 145 g
LG Spirit 4G Smartphone Review

83% LG Spirit 4G Smartphone Review

Curvy. The LG Spirit is a middle-class Smartphone with a stylish, curvy back. However, unlike its back, the front and, by extension, the display is straight. How does the device match up against the competition? Is it all looks?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.7" | 120 g
Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820 might favor performance-per-core over the number of cores

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 might feature only four cores

According to a leaked comparison between Mediatek's new 10-core Helio X20 SoC and Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820, the latter will be a quad-c...
Huawei P8 Smartphone Review

88% Huawei P8 Smartphone Review

Light artist. The Huawei P8 is the latest flagship device from the Chinese company, which does not only have an elegant design, but also offers a lot inside the aluminum chassis: Build quality, camera and display can meet the highest demands. However, the connectivity and the performance do not leave a high-end impression.
HiSilicon Kirin 930 | ARM Mali-T628 MP4 | 5.2" | 147 g
MediaTek releases 10-core Helio X20 SoC

MediaTek releases 10-core Helio X20 SoC

The Taiwanese chipmaker hopes the new chip will allow it to take on Qualcomm in the top-tier devices segment.
HTC One M9 Smartphone Review

88% HTC One M9 Smartphone Review

Nice soundbox. HTC tries to keep old strengths with the One M9 and does not really change the design of its flagship smartphone. The speakers still create a very good sound, but the latest version once again reveals problems in respect of the reworked camera. The battery runtimes could be longer as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.0" | 157 g
Kyocera Torque Smartphone Review

85% Kyocera Torque Smartphone Review

Testosterone phone. The Kyocera Torque is quite a handful: The ruggedized smartphone does not believe in slim lines but rather in protection in compliance with military standards, innovations and business features. More about that in the report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 4.5" | 182 g
Microsoft Lumia 640 Smartphone Review

85% Microsoft Lumia 640 Smartphone Review

Middle management. The Lumia 640 improves upon the predecessor in several areas. The middle-class smartphone features swappable covers and very decent software - but is that good enough to beat out the stiff competition?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.0" | 145 g
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Smartphone Review

83% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Smartphone Review

The mid-range giant. Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL with dual-SIM support is aimed at Windows Phones buyers looking for a low-priced phablet. To see if it stands any chance of success, read this report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.7" | 171 g
Oukitel Original One Smartphone Review

75% Oukitel Original One Smartphone Review

Small and replaceable. This $70 smartphone is a blast from the past with its low specifications and small 4.5-inch display. Is the tiny price of entry worth it for a smartphone running Android KitKat?
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP | 4.5" | 104 g
Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen Smartphone Review

84% Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen Smartphone Review

Update Lite. Motorola's Moto G2 mid-range smartphone had picked up a good rating in our test, but it did not feature LTE. The manufacturer has eliminated this drawback in its new edition, and has installed the latest, supposedly faster Android Lollipop instead of KitKat. However, there might just be unexpected modifications in the screen and storage.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.0" | 150 g
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Smartphone Review

80% Xiaomi Redmi 2 Smartphone Review

A basic solution. The Redmi 2 aims to be a mainstream smartphone for a budget price. Its humble 720p display and Snapdragon 410 SoC aren't trying to break any records, but will instead offer sufficient and reliable performance for everyday use.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.7" | 133 g
Asus C201 Chromebook with 11.6-inch HD display and Rockchip 3288-C SoC

Asus C201 Chromebook now up for pre-order

This affordable 11.6-inch, Rockchip-powered Chromebook can be purchased for only $169 USD.
Huawei P8 Smartphone First Impressions

88% Huawei P8 Smartphone First Impressions

Très chic! We took a first glance at the Chinese manufacturer's flagship. Huawei's P lineup has always been slim, but rarely so classy. The P8 makes a positive first impression with a lot of aluminum and glass. The camera has also been reworked to quite some extent. Find out more in the following report.
HiSilicon Kirin 930 | ARM Mali-T628 MP4 | 5.2" | 147 g
TrekStor WinPhone 4.7 HD Smartphone Review

79% TrekStor WinPhone 4.7 HD Smartphone Review

Lightweight. The German manufacturer, TrekStor, offers a very light, yet large smartphone in the WinPhone. The device uses Windows Phone 8.1 and employs a quad-core CPU, an HD display and an 8 MP lens. A great smartphone for a low price?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4.7" | 97 g
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Smartphone Review

82% Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Smartphone Review

Inexpensive Prime? Inexpensive smartphones are getting more popular in wealthy industrial countries and it does not always have to be a premium device. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is supposed to attract customers that spend less than 200 Euros (~$214) but still want LTE. Our review shows if and where the device makes compromises.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.0" | 156 g
Mediatek unveils MT8163 and MT8735 tablet SoCs

Mediatek announces two new processors for tablets

Both SoCs are built on a 64-bit architecture and include four processor cores. One of them supports 4G/LTE.
Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review

88% Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review

3, 5, 7. Samsung's Galaxy A lineup is tailored more for the normal wallet than the wickedly expensive Galaxy S models. Now a small phablet is available in the series called Galaxy A7. We took a closer look at the classy smartphone.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 | Qualcomm Adreno 405 | 5.5" | 141 g
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone Review

91% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone Review

A new standard. The conventional Galaxy S6 was already very convincing in our review. Samsung now offers a smartphone with two rounded display edges with the Galaxy S6 Edge for the first time, but the additional price is pretty steep. Our review shows if the extra charge is worth it.
Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa | ARM Mali-T760 MP8 | 5.1" | 132 g
LG G Flex 2 Smartphone Review

87% LG G Flex 2 Smartphone Review

Bananaphone. LG presents the second edition of its curved, high-end smartphone, LG G Flex 2, with improvements: Primarily the higher resolution screen is to silence the critics. We closely examined the slightly smaller phablet in the test.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.5" | 152 g
BQ Ubuntu phone now available for purchase

BQ Ubuntu phone now available for purchase

The world's first Ubuntu phone produced by BQ is now available for purchase in the European Union. Previously, the smartphone was only available ...
Motorola Moto E 2015 Smartphone Review

82% Motorola Moto E 2015 Smartphone Review

Successful update... ...would be a brief and catchy description of Motorola's Moto E 2nd generation because many points of criticism made on the predecessor have been reworked. A 4.5-inch qHD screen, LTE, 8 GB of storage, and the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop - the revised bundle is appealing.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.5" | 145 g
Huawei MediaPad T1 8.0 LTE Tablet Review

84% Huawei MediaPad T1 8.0 LTE Tablet Review

LTE 8.0. You don't like small screens but want the phone functions of a smartphone? Then Huawei's MediaPad T1 8.0 LTE might be your device: make calls and browse on the Internet on an 8-inch tablet.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 8" | 360 g
Microsoft Lumia 532 Smartphone Review

78% Microsoft Lumia 532 Smartphone Review

Double X. Microsoft's Lumia 532 is actually the dual-SIM version of the Lumia 435. Buyers looking for a very affordable smartphone and want to use two SIM cards at the same time will find out what restrictions a price of just over 90 Euros (~$97) involve in our report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4.0" | 136 g
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Smartcam Review

84% Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Smartcam Review

Online premium camera. Panasonic's Lumix DMC-CM1 is actually more of a camera with integrated smartphone since the device looks like a compact camera just from its outsides. However, it also has plenty of mobile power with a Full HD screen, LTE, and a Snapdragon 801.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 4.7" | 203 g
Apple's A9 SoC is now expected to be manufactured by Samsung and not TSMC

Apple's A9 SoC will be manufactured by Samsung

Despite Apple's alleged desire to stop depending on its chief rival, the South Korean chipmaker was reportedly contracted to produce Apple's next...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge First Impressions

91% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge First Impressions

S6 with curved edges. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has curved edges on both sides of the display. This does not only look good, but also brings several additional features. Otherwise, the configuration is the same as that of the Galaxy S6 and uses high-end materials. Unfortunately, the extra costs for the curves are quite steep.
Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa | ARM Mali-T760 MP8 | 5.1" | 132 g
Samsung Galaxy S6 First Impressions

91% Samsung Galaxy S6 First Impressions

One step forward – half a step back. Samsung wants to reclaim the smartphone throne with the Galaxy S6. The South Korean manufacturer wants to achieve this with noble materials and powerful components. The abandonment of a replaceable battery and the SD slot, however, could be pretty annoying for some users.
Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa | ARM Mali-T760 MP8 | 5.1" | 138 g
HTC One M9 First Impressions

88% HTC One M9 First Impressions

Microevolution. HTC only changed a few things about the tried-and-true look of their top-of-the-line One M9. Instead they made significant improvements to the cameras and installed a modern Snapdragon 810 into the smartphone. In a rush of bold self-confidence, they also raised the recommended retail price.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.0" | 157 g
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 Tablet Review

83% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 Tablet Review

Luxurious Digital Frame. It is easy to confuse the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 with a digital picture frame. However, thanks to its kickstand and Windows 8.1, the device has a lot more to offer.
Intel Atom Z3745 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 8.0" | 419 g
Asus C201 Chromebook with Rockchip processor coming soon

Rockchip-powered Asus C201 Chromebook coming soon

The new Chrome OS-powered laptop was spotted in Troxell’s 2015 brochure for K-12 education and although its price has not been revealed yet, it m...
Acer Iconia Talk S A1-724 Tablet Review

83% Acer Iconia Talk S A1-724 Tablet Review

Talking icon. Acer's Iconia Talk S is a 7-inch tablet/phablet that is capable of making phone calls. Its dual-SIM function and LTE module ensure a good connection on-the-go. An energy-efficient quad-core Snapdragon SoC, a bright HD-IPS display, and Android 4.4 complete the package. Acer enters the battle for buyers at a recommended retail price of 229 Euros (~$245).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 7" | 275 g
Honor 3C Smartphone Review

78% Honor 3C Smartphone Review

Get the Honor. The young Honor brand of the Chinese manufacturer Huawei adds a new member, which offers a great price-to-performance ratio. A 5-inch HD display, quad-core SoC and dual-SIM functionality – all for 140 Euros (~$149).
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5.0" | 140 g
OnePlus One Smartphone Review

87% OnePlus One Smartphone Review

Globetrotter. OnePlus offers a great smartphone with a fantastic performance-price ratio in its firstling. A fast SoC, a high-resolution screen, plenty of storage, and high-speed LTE speak for themselves. However, the manufacturer did not manage to fulfill all the expectations that the technical specifications promise.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.5" | 164 g
MediaTek joins Samsung's list of suppliers

Samsung teams up with MediaTek

While the deal is not concluded yet, recent reports claim Samsung may soon use multiple MediaTek chips for their devices, including both Android-...
Honor Holly Smartphone Review

79% Honor Holly Smartphone Review

Price-cutting HD. New smartphones for below 150 Euros (~$163) are no longer inevitably found in scrap corners. Honor presents a 5-inch handset with an HD IPS screen that would also fit well in the mid-range. The fact that it is only powered by an entry-level SoC with little RAM barely had an impact in routine use.
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5" | 157 g
Nvidia SHIELD console runs Android TV OS and is able to play Ultra HD 4K video

GDC 2015 | Nvidia presents SHIELD, an Android TV and gaming console for the living room

The new console is powered by Nvidia's Tegra X1 and has access to both native Android gaming and cloud-powered PC titles delivered via Nvidia GRI...
MediaTek unveils MT6753 and MT8173 SoCs and announces CrossMount platform

MWC 2015 | MediaTek unveils MT6753 and MT8173 SoCs and announces CrossMount platform

The Taiwanese fabless chipmaker presents two new 64-bit processors for mobile devices and a new standard that will simplify resource sharing betw...
Honor 6 Smartphone Review

84% Honor 6 Smartphone Review

Honor and valor. Huawei's trendy subsidiary launches its presently most expensive model on the market dubbed Honor 6: A 5-inch smartphone for around 300 Euros (~$319). Read in this report whether the Chinese manufacturer will rock the mid-range with it.
HiSilicon Kirin 920 | ARM Mali-T628 MP4 | 5.0" | 130 g
Microsoft Lumia 435 Smartphone Review

75% Microsoft Lumia 435 Smartphone Review

Windows Phone X. Microsoft's Lumia 435 is an inexpensive Windows Phone. But wait a minute; isn't the Lumia 535 already available? We check whether Microsoft's smallest Lumia smartphone makes any sense.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4" | 134 g
Nokia Lumia 735 Smartphone Review

84% Nokia Lumia 735 Smartphone Review

Great for selfies. Microsoft's Lumia 735 is a good middle-class smartphone with decent cameras on both sides and a comprehensive set of features. The bold colors, which are common for the Lumia-series, make quite a statement as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 4.7" | 134 g
Qualcomm adds Snapdragon 415, 425, 618 and 620 to its ARM SoC portfolio

Qualcomm announces four new Snapdragon SoCs

The new Snapdragon 415, 425, 618 and 620 transform once-premium features such as 64-bit support, LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac into baseline standards.
Samsung Galaxy A3 Smartphone Review

86% Samsung Galaxy A3 Smartphone Review

A small metal gadget. Samsung uses a slim metal casing for its Galaxy A lineup and had really impressed us with the Galaxy A5, even though the voice quality was not that good. In this report we will see why the Galaxy A3 is good, but not a bargain.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.5" | 110 g
Samsung Galaxy A5 Smartphone Review

87% Samsung Galaxy A5 Smartphone Review

Who knew? Samsung stuck to polycarbonate, removable batteries and a slightly fancy design for years... and then it launches the Galaxy A lineup and takes a U-turn. We will see whether there are more surprises by examining the 5-inch Galaxy A5 model.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.0" | 123 g
Samsung Exynos Octa 7 enters mass production

Samsung Exynos Octa 7 enters mass production

Samsung recently announced that it started mass producing the 64-bit Exynos Octa 7 using the 14-nm FinFET technology. The new chip is likely to b...
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Smartphone Review

88% Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Smartphone Review

Lateral thinking. Are there still any real innovations in smartphones? Samsung surprises the consumer with the Samsung Galaxy Edge and its curved screen that arches around the casing's front. In this report, we will find out whether this really has any impact on how the phone is used.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 | Qualcomm Adreno 420 | 5.6" | 174 g
ARM presents new Cortex-A72 CPU cores and Mali-T880 GPU

ARM unveils new Cortex-A72 processor cores and Mali-T880 graphics

The company says that the first mobile devices based on the new 16 nm FinFET+ design could appear on the market as early as 2016.
Microsoft Lumia 535 Smartphone Review

79% Microsoft Lumia 535 Smartphone Review

Flying a new flag. The Lumia 535 is the first smartphone that has not only been developed under the umbrella of Microsoft but is also sold under the name of the new owner. It is located in the entry-level sector and catches the eye with its large screen and colorful casing covers. Our report reveals what is found under the shell.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 5.0" | 146 g
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)