Sony hits back with the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact

Sony has officially unveiled the Xperia XZ. This new flagship handset has a 5.2-inch 1080p HD display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 3GB of RAM. Two expandable storage options will be available, a 32GB version with a single SIM or a 64GB with the dual-SIM. The Xperia XZ has a massive a 23-megapixel camera on the back which Sony states will start up in just 0.6 seconds after botton is pressed and, as any Xperia user now expects, there is a physical camera button on the side. Sony…

Huawei debuts the Nova, Nova Plus and MediaPad M3 tablet

Huawei unveiled the Nova and Nova Plus at IFA today alongside an 8.4-inch MediaPad M3 tablet. Rather than throwing all their wares into another couple of devices Huawei have wisely settled the  Nova and Nova Plus in the mid-range arena, offering an 8MP front camera and a 12MP rear shooter (16MP on the Nova Plus) with large 1.25 μm pixel size. The Nova takes some design flourishes from the Nexus 6P, looking like a little brother. A 5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display covers a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with 3GB of…

Acer has has some good looking cheapies on the way

  Acer today unveiled a new range of stylish, compact and affordable Android mobile devices that strike a balance between personal and work life, whether connecting at home, the office or on the move. The Acer Iconia Talk S is a 4G LTE 7″ tablet capable of making phone calls. Taking concept to the next level Acer have thrown in a dual-SIM design just so you can make even more phone calls. Powering this portable beast is a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU with 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB ROM…

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in a nutshell

Samsung has officially announced the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the likes of @evleaks have managed to hit the nail on the head of every detail. So here is a survival guide of what it’s all about. First up, there is no Galaxy Note 6. Samsung decided to skip a number to keep the Note inline with the Galaxy S series. Simply put, the Galaxy S series is 7 years old and the Note is 6. Samsung wanted the Note to have the same digit as their flagship so they…

BlackBerry Neon pictured ahead of launch

BlackBerry is is an Android devotee, every new Blackberry phone will feature Android going forward and we have to get used to that. After the BlackBerry Priv from last year, the company is now set to launch its second Android phone, the BlackBerry Neon. Unlike the Priv, the Neon seems distinctly mid-range however Blackberry insist it is Ultra-affordable. Whilst some are stating it looks incredibly generic for Blackberry, it looks to be a solid package. Blackberry have been taking risk after risk in their last few devices and received mix criticism, perhaps it…

Archos 50 Power Unboxing

Archos have sent over another cheap and cheerful mobile, the Archos 50 Power. This £139.99 phone has 4G/LTE compatible, a 5” IPS HD display running on a Mediatek Quad-Core 1 GHz processor, with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. In addition, its 13 MP back camera make the ARCHOS 50 Power a fully equipped smartphone for intensive use. Under all that is the key feature, a 4000mAh battery to that see you handle two days on the trot easily. CPU – MT6735P Quad-core @ 1GHz Cortex A53 GPU – Mali 720 RAM…

Wileyfox Spark, Spark X, Spark+ announced

Our homegrown phone brand, Wileyfox, has hit up the press with their latest selection of devices, the Wileyfox Spark series. The Spark series comprises of three different variants. A base Spark model, priced at £89.99, featuring a 5-inch 720p IPS display, a quad-core MediaTek processor, an 8-megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. The next is a slightly superior Spark+ with 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and the camera sensor has been increased to 13-megapixel, for £114.99. And at the top end sees the Spark X takes the internals of the…

Lenovo and Google go Tango and it looks Phab

At the Lenovo Tech World 2016 in San Francisco, Yang Yuanqing, the Chairman and CEO of Lenovo announced the first consumer facing Project Tango smartphone during his keynote address on yesterday. For a consumer launch, Google has graduated from the project phase whilst keeping it Tango. The first device to feature this new technology will be the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, a smartphone Lenovo has design in collaboration with Google. The new technology makes “AR and VR as pervasive as your GPS.” In other words, Tango is centred around the cameras vision with sensor setup that provides motion…

LG G Pad III slips out

Last year in Berlin I was treated to a play with the LG Pad II, and exciting event and an the tablet was an impressive if unremarkable update to the well received LG G Pad. Oddly the LG G Pad II never really made a big impact in the UK and it was strange that LG themselves didn’t seem too interested in it. The company has much more interest their their smartphones and once again then have received a very quite announcement for another tablet in the series. Units must be selling…

Asus announce a good looking trio for the Zenfone 3

Asus has introduced its new flagship smartphone at the Computex show in Taiwan. What’s more is that it came with it’s two brothers and all of these siblings feature jaw-dropping specs at crazy prices. The range now comprises of the ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra. Each version has 2.5D Gorilla Glass and a solid metal casing. The most noticeable difference is the increasing screen size from the 5.5 inch Zenfone 3 to the 5.7 inch Zenfone 3 Deluxe and finally the 6.8 inch Zenfone 3 Ultra. Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL)…