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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua – Review
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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua – Review

Sony announced the release of their latest mid-ranged Android Xperia phone to launch on Australian Shores last month, the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. The Xperia M4 Aqua falls into the rapidly growing sub $400 mid-range category, and as such finds itself amongst some strong competition for a potential buyer’s Android dollars. Positioned in the middle of Sony’s Xperia range, the[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 10:16 am on September 2, 2015
Huawei P8 — Review
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Huawei P8 — Review

Huawei’s journey from low-end entry level manufacturer to the third largest shipper of mobile phones in the world has been a gradual one. The adoption and spread of the Huawei brand has been slow, though has been speeding up over the last few years, with their business well established in the lower end, ‘cheap’ smartphone market. But in the last[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 8:00 am on August 31, 2015
Moto G 3rd Generation — Review
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Moto G 3rd Generation — Review

Motorola is innovating, and it’s doing it at a cracking pace. The Moto G line is not quite two years old in Australia, and already we’re reviewing the 3rd generation of the product. Ordinarily, we get a bit upset when products iterate too quickly; it’s not good for consumers to buy a handset and have it superseded too quickly. It[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 10:32 am on August 27, 2015
Motorola Moto E Gen 2 — Review
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Motorola Moto E Gen 2 — Review

The release of a Motorola Moto series handset has become a big event whenever it happens. Though we waited for four months to finally get the Moto E Gen 2 in Australia, our previous history with the previous Moto E gives us cause to be quite interested in their latest effort. The pricing on the new Moto E was the[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews by at 6:35 pm on July 31, 2015
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5) — Review
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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5) — Review

Alcatel OneTouch have made a name on lower end hardware, the results have ranged from decent through to less than average. But, since my walkthrough at their booth at Mobile World Congress, I’ve been aware that this company has had a dark horse in the wings, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3. From the moment I first laid eyes on it,[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews by at 11:32 am on July 7, 2015
LG G4 — Review
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LG G4 — Review

LG’s G4 is the third major smartphone launch this year, following on the heels of HTC’s One (M9) and Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge double attack. As with 2013, LG was a little late to the party, but having taken the time to prepare the release of the G4 a little better, that tactic seems to have borne[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 9:00 am on June 25, 2015
ZTE Blade S6 — Review
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ZTE Blade S6 — Review

ZTE have begun their push into the mainstream consumer marketplace after being a white label manufacturer of devices for our telcos and it has seen the company slowly become both serious contender and competitor to the big boys not only overseas but also here within Australia and we have reviewed a few of their devices, most recently the Optus ZTE[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 2:10 pm on June 23, 2015
ZTE Optus Fit 4G Smart – Review
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ZTE Optus Fit 4G Smart – Review

ZTE has been in the Australian marketplace for a while now, albeit as a white label supplier for the three major telcos to offer their branded phones. But ZTE has been moving towards becoming known in Australia, and has begun building their with a renewed focus on becoming a household name alongside other Android OEM’s like Samsung, HTC and Sony..[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 9:00 am on May 18, 2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6 Edge — Review
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Samsung Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6 Edge — Review

Samsung has lead the Android market with its Galaxy S line of mobile phones for a number of years now, producing one of – if not the – top-selling mobile handsets on the market. The company has achieved mass-market appeal by providing consistently leading-edge specifications, even if the components have been housed inside phones with sometimes-disappointing plastic-heavy industrial design. Paired[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by and at 3:49 pm on May 6, 2015
HTC One M9 — Review
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HTC One M9 — Review

HTC has been a bit of a fan favourite with both Australian carriers and the buying public. Their phones have consistently been available through mainstream channels for a long time, and for the most part have sold relatively well. The anticipation for the next big HTC phone has always been a thing, and rightly so – HTC has been at[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews by at 10:08 am on April 13, 2015