First look: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

Samsung’s grip on the Android smartphone market shows no signs of slowing down – it continues to headline the top-end with powerhouse devices and has catered nicely to less demanding users with stripped-down versions. The S5 mini was more a case of “when” than “if”, and shows up to fill a familiar niche in users … Continue reading First look: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

Motorola Moto E: review roundup 

Not since the iconic RAZR of 2004 has the thought of owning a Motorola been something to set your pulse racing. Whilst the Moto E isn’t likely to catch the imagination in the same way, the first new handset to appear since Google sold its struggling Motorola smartphone business to Lenovo in January will be … Continue reading Motorola Moto E: review roundup 

Nokia Lumia 930 review round-up

Nokia continues to push the Windows Phone experience despite stiff competition from Google and Apple, and its new Lumia 930 is a flagship offering that looks to take on the big hitters in the market. A quick run through the key specs reveals a powerful beast – a 2.2GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor should keep things … Continue reading Nokia Lumia 930 review round-up

Preview round-up: Samsung Galaxy S5

Most followers of the technology world are now familiar with Samsung’s annual pattern of launching premium Galaxy models to showcase its technology. This year’s Galaxy S5 was the star of Mobile World Congress and Samsung said at the launch that it will be available from 11th April in 150 markets, though there’s no official word … Continue reading Preview round-up: Samsung Galaxy S5

HTC One Max review round-up

HTC received a much needed boost to a flagging reputation when it released the HTC One, so it’s not entirely surprising to see the Taiwanese smartphone giant milking this success at every opportunity. The HTC One Mini was fairly well received, retaining many of the most lauded qualities of its predecessor, including the premium metal … Continue reading HTC One Max review round-up

The Binatone Brick brings back 1980s mobile style

If you’ve a hankering for the mobile devices of the 80s and 90s then Binatone’s new Brick handset is going to be right up your street — the chunky, feature-limited device can work as a mobile or a Bluetooth handset and looks more like an aging movie prop than a 2013-ready piece of hardware. The … Continue reading The Binatone Brick brings back 1980s mobile style

Sony Xperia Z1: First Impressions Round Up

Since Sony bought Ericsson’s stake in Sony Ericsson in 2011, the company’s Android handsets have improved significantly, with the new Xperia Z1 the most accomplished to date. Unveiled at this week’s IFA tech show in Berlin, Sony’s new flagship Android handset has a lot going for it: it’s fully waterproof, comes with a gargantuan 20.7 … Continue reading Sony Xperia Z1: First Impressions Round Up

ImageFone Brings Photo Based Dialing to 1stFone

One of the many dilemmas modern parents face is when to buy a child a mobile phone. Juggling the concern of kids racking up huge bills against the importance of allowing them to keep in touch is a tricky venture, but perhaps the biggest issue for many should be the potential for a child to … Continue reading ImageFone Brings Photo Based Dialing to 1stFone