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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
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
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
HP 8 G2 Android tablet with Allwinner A33 SoC
HP 7 G2 and HP 8 G2 go on sale
These two tablets can be purchased now from Amazon. They run Android 4.4.2 KitKat and use Allwinner A33 processors.
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
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
Asus Fonepad 8 FE380CG Tablet Review
85% Asus Fonepad 8 FE380CG Tablet Review
A surfboard on your ear. The 8-inch tablet Asus Fonepad 8 is a joy to use with its fast quad-core SoC. You also get 2 slots for micro-SIM cards, so the tablet can be transformed into a smartphone and connection to the Internet is possible via UMTS.
Intel Atom Z3560 | PowerVR G6430 | 8.0" | 310 g
HP 10 Plus Android tablet with ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor and Full HD IPS display
HP 10 Plus tablet now available for $280 USD
This 10.1-inch Android tablet has a quad-core processor, Full HD IPS display and can be purchased from Amazon or HP.com.
FreedomPop Liberty WiFi Android tablet with dual-core processor and 512 MB of memory
FreedomPop launches Liberty, its first Android tablet
This WiFi-only tablet has a 7-inch display, dual-core processor, 512 MB of memory, 4 GB of internal storage and comes loaded with Android 4.2 Jel...
ARM mbed OS architecture detailed
ARM announces mbed rapid development platform
The mbed ecosystem consists of a modern full-stack OS designed for 32-bit ARM Cortex-M chips, a Device Server, and a set of tools that includes a...
Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T0B2 Chromebook Review
78% Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T0B2 Chromebook Review
Athletic. Athletic. Acer launches a 13.3-inch Chromebook dubbed CB5-311 on the market. A Tegra K1-ARM processor from Nvidia ticks inside. Our review reveals whether the laptop is compelling.
Nvidia Tegra K1 | NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPU | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
iPad Pro design render, unofficial
12.9-inch iPad Pro rumored to feature A8X processor
This large screen iPad has not been confirmed by Apple yet, but rumors claim it will launch next year powered by the A8X chip, an improvement of ...
ZTE ZMax phablet with 5.7-inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and 16 GB of internal storage
ZTE ZMax hits T-Mobile next week
This 5.7-inch Android device uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and will be available in the US as a T-Mobile exclusive for $252 USD starti...
NVIDIA Shield tablet with 32 GB internal storage and 4G LTE connectivity now ready for pre-order for $399 USD
NVIDIA Shield tablet with 4G LTE now up for pre-order
The 4G LTE-capable version of NVIDIA's slate for gamers with 32 GB of internal storage can be finally purchased for $399 USD as announced back in...
NVIDIA Shield Tablet
89% Nvidia Shield Tablet with Tegra K1 Review
Android tablet gaming. New performance records, useful gaming features, and an integrated stylus are to take gaming on a tablet one step further. An attractive price of 299 Euros (~$387) fused with minor production flaws; the Shield tablet was quite convincing in our test.
Nvidia Tegra K1 | NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPU | 8" | 371 g
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC for entry-level smartphones and tablets
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 210 chip for low-end devices
The first devices powered by this new SoC for entry-level tablets and smartphones will hit the market in early 2015.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Tablet Review
89% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Tablet Review
Stunning screen. Samsung also relies on a high-resolution, Super AMOLED screen in its Galaxy Tab S 8.4. It is the tablet's absolute highlight. The in-house processor is good, but cannot compete with current high-end SoCs. Otherwise, the equipment is state-of-the-art and even includes LTE. Only better speakers and NFC would be appreciated.
Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa | ARM Mali-T628 MP6 | 8.4" | 301 g
Acer Liquid E700 Trio Smartphone Review
80% Acer Liquid E700 Trio Smartphone Review
Hurray for three SIMs. Acer's Liquid E700 Trio features a total of three SIM-card slots. A high-performance quad-core SoC, 2 GB of RAM, and a lush 16 GB of flash memory alongside an HD IPS screen are also part of the bundle. A price of 200 Euros (~$256) is demanded for that. A tasty mix in a restrained casing that will not only be interesting for corporate customers.
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5" | 156 g
Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 Tablet Review
86% Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 Tablet Review
Nexus rival. The Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 is designed to vie with the Google Nexus 7, and with its in-house processor and high-resolution LTPS display, it seems to be an interesting competitor in the 7-inch segment. The LTE tablet leaves a good impression in many respects; however, it shows some flaws in terms of software.
HiSilicon Kirin 910 | ARM Mali-450 MP4 | 7.0" | 239 g
Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0 Tablet Review
83% Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0 Tablet Review
Couch potato. The MediaPad M1 8.0 ships with a fast Kirin 910 CPU, a decent display and great battery runtimes - but while its stamina may be great, both its slightly outdated version of Android and some outdoor usability issues are disappointing. However, for less than 200 Euros (~$263), it is still a good offer.
HiSilicon Kirin 910 | ARM Mali-450 MP4 | 8.0" | 341 g
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Tablet Review
88% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Tablet Review
Brilliant star. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 relies on an in-house South Korean processor, which is why it slightly lags behind the Note 10.1 in terms of performance. Battery life shows some flaws, which are however still in a very good range. The star of the Tab S is clearly the display, which can entirely convince.
Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa | ARM Mali-T628 MP6 | 10.5" | 470 g
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Smartphone Review
87% Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Smartphone Review
Big is now "Mini". One year ago, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini would have easily been a standard-sized smartphone. But it is smaller than the Galaxy S5 and does not offer all the features, either, so it is called "Mini". Where did the manufacturer save some money? And how does the Galaxy S5 Mini perform compared to other "Mini" devices?
Samsung Exynos 3470 Quad | ARM Mali-400 MP4 | 4.5" | 120 g
Asus Transformer Pad TF303CL-1D050A Tablet Review
83% Asus Transformer Pad TF303CL-1D050A Tablet Review
The Transformer with a soft touch. With the Transformer Pad TF303CL, Asus sends the luxury version of its tablet including a keyboard dock to our test lab. Also on board: mobile Internet, a pleasantly soft-touch surface, and high-resolution screen. Read whether the tablet is now a must for every bag.
Intel Atom Z3745 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 595 g
Archos 50c Oxygen Smartphone Review
82% Archos 50c Oxygen Smartphone Review
The power of eight cores. Care for a five-inch HD screen alongside an octa-core SoC for 200 Euros (~$268)? Archos delivers on specs that are anything but common for this price range. Thus, we remain curious as to whether the manufacturer manages to fuse the components to a rounded total package. In that case, it would be a small deal breaker.
Mediatek MT6592 | ARM Mali-450 MP4 | 5" | 140 g
Nokia Lumia 930 Smartphone Review
87% Nokia Lumia 930 Smartphone Review
Everything remains different. Sleeker, faster, better. The Nokia Lumia 930 - the new de-facto Windows Phone 8.1 flagship device - tries to impress on many fronts. Many features are truly inspiring; others are not quite there yet. More about that in our detailed review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.0" | 170 g
NVIDIA Shield Tablet with Tegra K1 SoC
NVIDIA Shield Tablet with Tegra K1 and Controller announced
NVIDIA officially unveiled the Shield tablet, a slate for gamers with a 8-inch full HD display that is powered by the new Tegra K1 SoC and comes ...
Huawei Ascend G6 Smartphone Review
80% Huawei Ascend G6 Smartphone Review
Selfie machine. This is pretty much how Huawei advertises the Ascend G6 because its star is for once the front-facing camera with an exceptionally high resolution of 5 megapixels. The other equipment is more from the mid-range, but that keeps the price low. Huawei demands 249 Euros (~$338) for its newest smartphone offshoot.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 4.5" | 115 g
Asus Transformer Pad TF103C-1B072A Tablet Review
82% Asus Transformer Pad TF103C-1B072A Tablet Review
Transformer - The Return. An Android tablet with a keyboard dock is a handy thing. Asus' Transformer pads were always good representatives of this category until now. Why this remains to be true for the Transformer Pad TF103C-1B072A although some compromises have to be made can be read in this test.
Intel Atom Z3745 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 550 g
VIA Nano chip using Isaiah architecture
VIA Isaiah II chip coming soon
This upcoming chip from VIA is faster than the Intel Atom Z3770 and AMD Athlon 5350 and could arrive as soon as next month.
Review Update Huawei Ascend P7 Smartphone
85% Review Update Huawei Ascend P7 Smartphone
Deluxe 2.0. Huawei discontinues its elegant Ascend P6 and sends the Ascend P7 into the race for the favor of well-heeled buyers. The Chinese manufacturer demands approximately 450 Euros (~$601) for its updated premium model. The aluminum casing only underwent a minor facelift, but more has been modified inside: The latest quad-core SoC from HiSilicon, 16 GB of flash storage, and a bright 5-inch screen with Full HD resolution.
HiSilicon Kirin 910T | ARM Mali-450 MP4 | 5.0" | 124 g
Acer Liquid E3 E380 Smartphone Review
81% Acer Liquid E3 E380 Smartphone Review
2 in 1. The Liquid E3 Duo offered by Acer is a middle class smartphone, which has a Dual-SIM function. Customers who absolutely want to have this feature did not have a large selection up to now and they had to accept compromises. Does the manufacturer offer a suitable solution without neglecting other important features?
Mediatek MT6589 | PowerVR SGX544 | 4.7" | 135 g
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Tablet Review
82% Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Tablet Review
Smartphone for giants. Hold a 10.1-inch tablet to your ear and make a call? Strange idea, but Samsung has offered this feature for a couple of years now. Our review shows why the fourth generation of the Galaxy Tab still stands out from the competition.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 10.1" | 487 g
HTC One Mini 2 Smartphone Review
85% HTC One Mini 2 Smartphone Review
Just like daddy?! HTC's One M8 is one of the most interesting premium smartphones on the market. Now, a model with a smaller screen has been launched, dubbed HTC One Mini 2. Read in our report why the mini does a better job than the more expensive bigger model in some test fields.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 4.5" | 137 g
LG L70 Smartphone Review
78% LG L70 Smartphone Review
Knock knock, L70 here! LG positions their L70 in the lower-middle class as an entry-level device for those who are new to smartphones. A 4.5-inch display, dual-core SoC from Qualcomm and chic design mingle with 4 GB of internal memory and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. A removable battery completes the package. But the smartphone has its deficits too.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4.5" | 126 g
Sony Xperia E1 Smartphone Review
79% Sony Xperia E1 Smartphone Review
It's got the beat. Sony's Xperia E1 is a Walkman with many settings options. It comes in a flashy plastic casing, a 4-inch TFT screen, and an entry-level SoC from Qualcomm besides 4 GB of flash memory. An included headset reinforces the portable jukebox claim. The price of 129 Euros (~$174) matches the available power.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4" | 119 g
LG L40 Smartphone Review
78% LG L40 Smartphone Review
Design dwarf. LG expands its L-product line downward, and adds the tiny L40 with a 3.5-inch IPS screen and dual-core SoC from Qualcomm. A long-lasting, removable battery and Android 4.4.2 are just as available as a MicroSD slot - and all that for below 100 Euros (~$135). A strong overall bundle with minor restrictions.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 3.5" | 113 g
Nokia Lumia 630 Smartphone Review
81% Nokia Lumia 630 Smartphone Review
Colorful austerity measure. Microsoft needs affordable smartphones to bring its Windows Phone 8.1 operating system to the people. Nokia's Lumia 630 with a swappable cover, smooth operation, and microSD reader wants to score with a price below 200 Euros (~$271). However, our report reveals that Nokia has cut several corners.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 4.5" | 134 g
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ Review
84% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ Review
Faster, higher, longer. Lenovo took our criticism of the predecessor and equips the new Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ with a higher-resolution panel as well as more performance. But are there still WLAN problems and are the battery runtimes still impressive?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 10.1" | 620 g
Huawei Ascend G730 Smartphone Review
80% Huawei Ascend G730 Smartphone Review
The Big Screen Theory. This is how Huawei advertises the new Ascend G730, a dual-SIM phablet with a gigantic 5.5-inch touchscreen priced at around 300 Euros (~$410). The rest of the device's components do not exactly sweep us off our feet, but could it still be a good buy?
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5.5" | 187 g
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab Smartphone Review
77% HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab Smartphone Review
Double pack. Just recently we tested the 6-inch model Slate 6 VoiceTab, now the 7-incher HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab has arrived at our test laboratory. The Marvell quad-core SoC clocks slightly higher, and the IPS display has a marginally higher resolution of 800x1280 pixels. The performance is, nevertheless, not much better.
Marvell PXA1088 | Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core | 7" | 325 g
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab Smartphone Review
78% HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab Smartphone Review
Two-in-one. HP introduces an affordable phablet with 3G, dual-SIM feature, and a budget SoC from Marvell dubbed Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab. Despite its low price of 199 Euros (~$271), there was still room for a bright 6-inch IPS screen. However, its performance is not as convincing.
Marvell PXA1088 | Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core | 6" | 160 g
In Comparison: HTC One M8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Sony Xperia Z2
In Comparison: 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.
Sony Xperia Z2 Smartphone Review
89% Sony Xperia Z2 Smartphone Review
The second generation. That was fast. We just reviewed the Sony Xperia Z1 seven months ago – and we already have the successor in our editorial office: the Xperia Z2. Why an update for users of the predecessor does not make much sense, and why Sony still offers a great smartphone, is revealed in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.2" | 163 g
Review Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone
91% Review Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone
Space...the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Notebookcheck as she continues her mission to explore the (Samsung) Galaxy S5. The crew is hoping for a result that is out of this world - and although the scores fall slightly short of expectations, the S5 nonetheless earns the smartphone-crown.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.1" | 145 g
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210 SoC
Cortex-A7 ARM 2 cores @ 1200 MHz 28nm
HTC One M8
89% Review HTC One M8 Smartphone
One for the road. It is once again time for new high-end smartphones and we start with the review of the HTC One M8 with the brand-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC. We could read many things before the launch: Sturdy unibody chassis, low-resolution Duo camera, cheating during benchmarks. Read the whole truth in our in-depth review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.0" | 160 g
Nvidia Shield
84% Review NVIDIA Shield Handheld
A Shield to marvel at. This isn't Captain America's shield and unfortunately not made of Vibranium either, but we'd be damned if it isn't the best Android-based gaming platform currently in the market.
Nvidia Tegra 4 | NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4 | 5" | 590 g
Review Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 Wi-Fi Tablet
89% Review Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 Wi-Fi Tablet
Competitive? Samsung's newest 8-inch tablet features many upgrades: A high-speed SoC, more working memory, four times the screen resolution, and the latest operating system in the 4.4 version. Has the major corporation done everything right, or does something come up short due to the multiple changes.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 8.4" | 331 g
Review Nvidia Tegra Note 7 Tablet
85% Review Nvidia Tegra Note 7 Tablet
All-rounder. Nvidia’s Tegra Note 7 is a well-equipped 7-inch tablet for just 209 Euros (~$287). SoC is an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor with a clock of 1.8 GHz, which is supported by a GeForce GPU as well a 1 GB RAM. Furthermore, you get 16 GB storage, a powerful battery and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Is that sufficient for a top-ten position?
Nvidia Tegra 4 | NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4 | 7" | 353 g
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)