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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
Oppo R5 — Review
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Oppo R5 — Review

Oppo last year announced two new handsets at their launch in Singapore, announcing the Oppo N3, an update to the N1, and another more design oriented handset, the Oppo R5. While the major focus these days is on the ‘major’ manufacturers who originally signed onto the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), it’s been the newer OEMs from China in the last[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones, Reviews by at 9:00 am on March 16, 2015
Yotaphone 2 — Review
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Yotaphone 2 — Review

While the original Yotaphone was nothing particularly exciting back in January 2014, it did introduce a new concept for Android mobility — the inclusion of a second screen. We find second screens in many aspects of life now, with many office workers and creative types having discovered the benefits of two (or more) screens quite some time ago. On a[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 11:45 am on February 4, 2015
Nexus 6 – Review
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Nexus 6 – Review

The Nexus 6 was announced 10 weeks ago by Google and here in Australia it is still a rarity. It is available at JB Hifi and some Good Guys stores if you are lucky. I can tell you from experience that it can be difficult to find one not already reserved. We have all watched our comrades from the US[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 11:54 am on February 2, 2015
HTC One Mini 2 – Review
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HTC One Mini 2 – Review

HTC has always had an edge when it comes to hardware design. Their phones, have consistently won awards, with last years HTC One (M7) taking home a slew of awards throughout the year. The HTC One (M8) followed in its footsteps improving on the design and again has been an industry leader when it comes to design. HTC released small(mini)[Read More…]

in Carriers, News, Phones, Reviews by at 8:30 am on January 24, 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge — Review
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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge — Review

Samsung is the king of the smartphone world, at least when it comes to sales. The company holds around 80% market share when it comes to profits and it’s mostly due to their ability to attack every possible facet of the market in their so-called ‘Shotgun’ approach. This has led them to try some quite outlandish designs, sizes and shapes,[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews by at 4:08 pm on January 15, 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 — Review
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 — Review

There was a time when a Samsung Galaxy Note was the only viable option for someone who wanted a large phone. Then the market started to shift, screens became larger and 5” is now the norm – even the guys who said “no one’s going to buy a big phone” are making a big phone. How does the Note 4[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews by at 3:02 pm on January 14, 2015
Moto X (2014) — Review
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Moto X (2014) — Review

When I went to the Motorola press briefing back in September this year, I went hands-on with the Moto X (2014) back then, and I didn’t have any strong feelings for the phone either way. So much was my initial impression that when the review device arrived just before Christmas, I honestly didn’t recall much of the device I had[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 4:00 pm on January 6, 2015