Reviews

Moto G (2nd Generation) — Review

Moto G (2nd Generation) — Review

Motorola surprised everyone when they announced the Moto G towards the end of 2013. Rather than aiming for a premium price point and falling short on specs, the Moto G was an unapologetic shot at the midrange market that delivered the essentials for a basic smartphone experience and nothing more at a $230 price point. We loved it, and so[Read More…]

by 9:30 am on October 21, 2014 19 comments Design, Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews
HTC Desire 610 — Review

HTC Desire 610 — Review

Since launching as their ‘Premiere’ device, the HTC Desire fell on some hard times. HTC resurrected the brand as a low-mid range series of devices, capitalising on the inherrent good will towards the brand name. HTC has been outsourcing production of the Desire series of phones to save costs recently, which has led to them seeing a financial resurgence. We’ve[Read More…]

by 10:43 am on October 11, 2014 9 comments Design, Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews
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[Read More…]

by 10:30 am on October 1, 2014 3 comments Design, Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews
Motorola Moto E — Review

Motorola Moto E — Review

When I attended the Motorola breakfast announcing the Moto E and Moto G 4G back in May this year, I had to say that at least in relation to the E, I didn’t have high hopes. By that stage, I’d already reviewed the Moto G, and while it (then) lacked a 4G option, it seemed to me to be the[Read More…]

by 3:54 pm on August 5, 2014 4 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
ZTE V969 — Review

ZTE V969 — Review

ZTE isn’t a brand you’re likely to have heard of – yet. They’ve been active in various markets around the world under their own brand, but kept a low profile in Australia, producing whitelabel products for Telstra and occasionally, Optus. That’s changing now, as they’ve entered the Australian retail market with their first ever own-branded dual-sim smartphone – the V969.[Read More…]

by 1:59 pm on July 3, 2014 1 comment Design, Phones, Reviews
Samsung Galaxy S 5 — Review

Samsung Galaxy S 5 — Review

Samsung’s Galaxy S5. Announced only recently at Mobile World Congress 2014 and released in Australia last week, the Galaxy S5 is already taking the world by storm. We’ve had the opportunity, and we expect you have too, to read reviews of the 2014 flagship from Samsung (and that’s the last time we’ll use that overworked cliché). It’s safe to say[Read More…]

by 12:22 pm on April 20, 2014 30 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
Samsung Galaxy S5 — First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy S5 — First Impressions

So, I bought a Samsung Galaxy S5. I didn’t intend to buy it, but I saw it in the store yesterday and a couple of things lured me in. I’m also becoming a bit bored with my Nexus 5, which didn’t help. I’m not sure whether I’ll keep the S5 or if it will become eBay fodder, but I’m giving[Read More…]

by 11:27 am on April 12, 2014 65 comments Phones, Reviews
Sony QX100 Lens-style Camera — First Impressions

Sony QX100 Lens-style Camera — First Impressions

Camera phones have been around for more than a decade, and not a lot has changed with their overall function in this time. Modern smartphones may have more advanced specifications compared to the early camera phones, but they still function like a simple point and shoot camera. Now Sony is trying to change our views on how smartphones interface with[Read More…]

by 3:18 pm on February 13, 2014 1 comment News, Phones, Reviews
Motorola Moto G — Review

Motorola Moto G — Review

Motorola’s release of the Moto G marks the first handset released onto the Australian market from the mobile giant in quite some time. While it was hoped the Moto X would make it to Australia, it seems this was not to be, and after the mostly impressive release of the Moto RAZR M and RAZR HD in late 2012, it’s[Read More…]

by 7:02 pm on January 17, 2014 21 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
Nexus 5 — Review

Nexus 5 — Review

Not just for Nexus fans Since the Nexus One was released in 2010 Google have been using the Nexus line to cater to lots of different use cases and needs. Nexus phones have served honourably as Android Developer phones. Nexus phones have been the poster child for the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) too. If you wanted to modify your[Read More…]

by 10:00 am on December 1, 2013 43 comments Design, Phones, Reviews