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Oppo Find 7 — Review

Oppo Find 7 — Review

Review: Oppo has just entered the market in Australia, they’ve arrived with four phones to sell through their OppoMobile website, offering phones from the budget conscious Neo 5, up through the N1 mini, Find 7a, all the way to their current flagship phone, the Find 7. Oppo has the distinction of holding several firsts in the mobile phone market, and indeed in their Find series of phones. The Find 5 was the first phone to market with a 1080P screen, and they’ve followed this up with the Find 7 being the first phone released with a 2K (2560×1440) resolution display.[Read More...]

by 10:30 AM on October 1, 2014 1 comment Design, Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews
Deal – Get an LG G Pad 10.1″ 16GB Tablet for $299 at Bing Lee or $348 at Harvey Norman

Deal – Get an LG G Pad 10.1″ 16GB Tablet for $299 at Bing Lee or $348 at Harvey Norman

UPDATE: Bing Lee have the Black LG G Pad 16GB 10.1-inch for $299 in-store or delivered for an extra $5 flat fee shipping. Harvey Norman have one of their  “Hot Deals” on an LG G Pad 10.1-inch 16GB tablet at the moment where you can pick one up for $348 for a limited time. The original price these tablets were selling for was around $400 which was well above the $249USD they were selling for in the US. At least with this hot deal it brings it down to a more reasonable price for a tablet with low to mid[Read More...]

by 7:43 PM on September 30, 2014 1 comment Deal, Manufacturer, Tablets
Sony launches the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in Australia

Sony launches the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in Australia

Sony is busy tonight, presenting their launch plans for their newest Xperia smartphones, wearables and accessories in Australia. We’ve seen the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and Smartwatch 3, and they’re all coming your way in the next few weeks. Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact At the launch of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact at IFA we were advised that both phones would be heading to Australia, with the Xperia Z3 heading to all four carriers (Telstra, Vodafone, Optus and Virgin Mobile) while the Xperia Z3 Compact would be heading to Optus and Telstra.[Read More...]

by 7:19 PM on September 30, 2014 40 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Moto 360 owners reporting improved battery life after latest OTA

Moto 360 owners reporting improved battery life after latest OTA

Early reports on battery life from owners of the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch, haven’t been great, but the latest OTA update which began rolling out last week, are seeing better results in their testing – with some reporting up to double their previous battery life. Reports seem pretty good at this stage, with one user reporting 30 hours use, with 53% left on the battery, while another reports heavy usage, including 2 hours of navigation and the watch still had 41% battery life left after 17 hours. The official changelog for the KGW42R OTA update didn’t include much in[Read More...]

by 8:30 AM on September 30, 2014 5 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer
New Oppo N3 render surfaces looking more like a redesigned N1

New Oppo N3 render surfaces looking more like a redesigned N1

We’ve seen the upcoming Oppo N3 a couple of times now in redners, one of which was showing quite an ‘out there’ design, while the other showed a phone which was more an evolved design of the original Oppo N1. It looks like the latter design is what Oppo will be releasing, at least judging by the latest renders that have surfaced. Courtesy of a poster on forum Zaeke, the renders show off the design of the N3, which according to Oppo Malaysia will be released in two variants, one made of aluminum lithium alloy and the other made of[Read More...]

by 7:30 AM on September 29, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Galaxy Note 4 gets unboxed

Galaxy Note 4 gets unboxed

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is coming, it’s out there in a few review circles already so here come the unboxing videos. The 5.7″ QHD display is a highlight that everyone who’s handled the device at various display shows always mention as well as the consistency of the Samsung design of the phone; making it instantly a familiar and comfortable feeling device to someone who’s had a Samsung Galaxy device in the past. Of course in the current market state, what’s a large phone unboxing without a mention that the phone feels “solid” or “sturdy”? It’s close to the undisputed[Read More...]

by 5:10 PM on September 27, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Phones
Rumour – Next LG smartwatch may work independently from smartphone

Rumour – Next LG smartwatch may work independently from smartphone

The LG G Watch R has not even officially arrived in Australia and rumours of yet another LG smartwatch have surfaced. We have already seen the original LG G Watch as reviewed by Daniel and the Moto 360 is due here in October/November, so it’s a bit of a surprise to see another LG smartwatch possibly on the horizon. FCC documents suggest LG may be working on version three of their smartwatch range which will come with a built-in 3G CDMA radio. If this rumour is correct, it would be in direct competition to the recently released Samsung Gear S[Read More...]

by 5:07 PM on September 27, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Smartwatch
Samsung has begun pushing out Android 4.4 to the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

Samsung has begun pushing out Android 4.4 to the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

Long suffering owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) are beginning to report receiving a notification to update their tablet to Android 4.4. Thanks to reader Anthony who sent us the information, it appears that the tablet is receiving firmware update P600XXUCNH3. The update, which clocks in at over 500MB in size, takes the tablet from Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) which the tablet shipped with, up to Android 4.4.2. The update brings about a few changes including lockscreen shortcuts, the transparent notification panel, updates to S Pen and associated apps and of course the ever famous Bug Fixes[Read More...]

by 2:49 PM on September 26, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Tablets
After one step back, OnePlus takes a step forward with accessories

After one step back, OnePlus takes a step forward with accessories

After recently canning their long awaited StyleCovers, OnePlus have added another accessory to their modest list, announcing the “Oneplus Silver Bullet Earphones”. The introduction in the OnePlus Forums says that they’ve engineered the earphones (earbuds) to feel compact and durable, while still providing users with an immersive sound experience. Great, but what does that actually mean? The controller on the earphone cable has access to music control, calls (as you’d expect) and the camera “without the need to reach for your phone”. What taking photos of the inside of your pocket is going to do for anyone, I’m not quite[Read More...]

by 8:28 AM on September 26, 2014 5 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, News
Motorola Shamu breaches from hiding to show off for the camera

Motorola Shamu breaches from hiding to show off for the camera

It’s seems that the 5.9″ phone from Motorola codenamed ‘Shamu’, which according to rumour is supposedly the next Nexus phone is getting leaky. Yesterday we saw a glimpse of reported specs for the phone and today we get to see a picture of the behemoth as it poses next to an equally large LG G3. As you can see it’s a fairly large device, especially compared to the G3, which is a fairly wide device, add to that an extra half inch or so and it’s going to be a prize catch for fans of the phablet. The phone shows[Read More...]

by 7:33 AM on September 26, 2014 14 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Is this HTC’s Action camera?

Is this HTC’s Action camera?

HTC began teasing what is thought to be their upcoming GoPro competitor this morning. The device is supposed to be announced at their October 8th ‘Double Exposure’ event in New York, but an association with a twitter account @re_camera may have given the game away early. The link to @re_camera was made through a reddit thread, which said a HTC employee had sent it to them. The only tweet originating from the account, which co-incidentally has the tag line ‘Something Remarkable is Coming’ in their header image, was released around the same time that HTC launched their teaser video this[Read More...]

by 12:09 PM on September 25, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Manufacturer
Rumour: New Nexus phone with 5.92″ display from Motorola to be announced next month

Rumour: New Nexus phone with 5.92″ display from Motorola to be announced next month

Nexus season is upon us, we’re getting closer to the usual October/November release cycle that normally sees a new Nexus phone on the market and today 9to5Google are fuelling the fire with word they’ve confirmed with sources that the so called ‘Shamu’ Nexus from Motorola is going to be coming soon. Their sources indicate that the design of the phone will be more a modified Motorola Moto X gen 2 chasis, though with a much larger 5.92″ display. It won’t just be a standard FHD display either, with the rumour pointing to a QHD (2560×1440) resolution display with a pixel[Read More...]

by 10:16 AM on September 25, 2014 56 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC has begun teasing their Action Cam competitor

HTC has begun teasing their Action Cam competitor

HTC has been rumoured to be entering into the action camera market, which has so far been dominated by GoPro, for a while. Their upcoming ‘Double Exposure’ event in New York on the 8th of October is said to be the place where we’ll see this camera (as well as a so-called ‘Selfie’ phone), so now’s as good a time as any to begin teasing and that’s what HTC appears to be doing in a new video released this morning titled ‘Something Remarkable is Coming’. The video is a teaser, so nothing implicit regarding a product or specs is stated.[Read More...]

by 8:55 AM on September 25, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Manufacturer