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Samsung Galaxy A5 review: who needs a premium phone?

Samsung Galaxy A5 review: who needs a premium phone?

The Galaxy A5 is Samsung's latest mid-range smartphone, but it looks and performs like a more expensive handset.
Mar 23 2017, 4:42PM
Nokia 6 hands-on: a bargain flagship smartphone?

Nokia 6 hands-on: a bargain flagship smartphone?

Nokia is releasing its first flagship Android smartphone since being sold by Microsoft, and it could be very good value indeed. We give our first impressions.
Mar 6 2017, 3:02PM
Hands-on with Sony's Xperia XA1: a budget phone with some very clever tricks

Hands-on with Sony's Xperia XA1: a budget phone with some very clever tricks

We got our hands on Sony's new 5in Xperia XA1, and its 6in sibling the Xperia XA1 Ultra, and found a couple of nice surprises.
Mar 2 2017, 7:06AM
Hands-on with the Moto G5: new king of budget smartphones?

Hands-on with the Moto G5: new king of budget smartphones?

We take the Motorola Moto G5 and its larger sibling the Moto G5 Plus for a spin, and discover some pros and cons to the new phones.
Mar 2 2017, 5:20AM
Hands-on with the Nokia 5: a budget smartphone with high-end look

Hands-on with the Nokia 5: a budget smartphone with high-end look

Nokia’s new budget handset offers a stylish, full-metal body and some surprising features for the price.
Mar 1 2017, 1:22PM
A phone for keyboard fans: hands-on with the BlackBerry KeyOne

A phone for keyboard fans: hands-on with the BlackBerry KeyOne

Want a phone with a keyboard? Still holding on to your BlackBerry for dear life? At last, there's a phone made just for you.
Feb 28 2017, 7:00AM
Xperia XZ Premium: hands-on with Sony’s 4K phone

Xperia XZ Premium: hands-on with Sony’s 4K phone

There's more to the Sony Xperia XZ Premium than its 4K screen. We give our first impressions.
Feb 28 2017, 6:37AM
Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: hands-on with 'world's first 4.5G smartphones'

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: hands-on with 'world's first 4.5G smartphones'

Huawei's new flagship phones now have a quad-antenna design to go with their dual-lens cameras. We give our first impressions.
Feb 27 2017, 6:55PM
Hands-on with the LG G6: a 'tall-screen' smartphone

Hands-on with the LG G6: a 'tall-screen' smartphone

LG has again taken a different approach with its new flagship phone. We took it – and several other next-gen phones – for a spin at the Mobile World Congress.
Feb 27 2017, 9:28AM
Mate 9 review: Huawei's long-lasting 5.9in flagship phone

Mate 9 review: Huawei's long-lasting 5.9in flagship phone

Looking for a big-screen smartphone that's more affordable than those from the likes of Apple and Google? The new Huawei Mate 9 could be just what you're after.
Feb 10 2017, 7:48AM
Photos: inside the Note 7 testing labs

Photos: inside the Note 7 testing labs

See how extensive testing found that batteries were, according to Samsung, the cause of severe overheating of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.
Jan 24 2017, 10:46AM
Samsung explains how batteries caused Note 7 overheating

Samsung explains how batteries caused Note 7 overheating

The smartphone manufacturer has announced the results of extensive testing into the cause of the problem, and new quality assurance measures.
Jan 23 2017, 2:43PM
iPhone 7 verdict: beyond the headphone jack

iPhone 7 verdict: beyond the headphone jack

Despite the lack of headphone jack, Apple's new flagship phone is a good upgrade. But has it improved enough to regain the lead as the best smartphone?
Jan 1 2017, 7:00PM
iPhone 7 Plus verdict: same looks, great new tech

iPhone 7 Plus verdict: same looks, great new tech

It's the best iPhone ever, and Apple has improved just about every part of it. So why doesn't it feel like a major upgrade?
Jan 1 2017, 6:45PM
Moto G4 Plus reviewed: a high-end phone for under $400

Moto G4 Plus reviewed: a high-end phone for under $400

Motorola's latest big-screen budget smartphone offers impressive specifications for the price. We review the Moto G4 Plus to see if it delivers on its promise.
Dec 20 2016, 2:43PM
Galaxy J3 review: Samsung’s great-value $249 phone

Galaxy J3 review: Samsung’s great-value $249 phone

What sort of smartphone can get for under $250? A pretty good one, thanks to the Samsung Galaxy J3.
Dec 1 2016, 6:24AM
iPhone SE review: Apple’s best bargain?

iPhone SE review: Apple’s best bargain?

iPhone SE is a pocketable iPhone 6s for sensible money – if you're looking for an Apple handset on the cheap, it’s just the ticket.
Nov 28 2016, 10:02PM
Daydream View review: Google’s VR headset for phones

Daydream View review: Google’s VR headset for phones

Google’s headset isn’t just a phone accessory – it has the potential to redefine how we use virtual reality for business and pleasure.
Nov 24 2016, 7:33AM
Lenovo's modular Moto Z phones reviewed

Lenovo's modular Moto Z phones reviewed

The Moto Z and Moto Z Play make it easy to add 'mods' such as a battery pack and DSLR camera. But how do the handsets themselves rate? Here are our in-depth reviews.
Nov 8 2016, 6:10PM
Pixel and Pixel XL: the verdict on Google's new phones

Pixel and Pixel XL: the verdict on Google's new phones

Google has finally got serious with its new handsets. Our in-depth testing reveals just how good they really are.
Oct 27 2016, 9:00AM

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