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Samsung Galaxy S 4 — Review
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Samsung Galaxy S 4 — Review

The Galaxy S III was super popular, but can Samsung repeat last year’s success against renewed competition? The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is set to be the hottest smartphone of 2013, and considering the success of its predecessor, will likely cement Samsung’s place as the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world. It does face some tough competition from all[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 1:14 pm on May 17, 2013
HTC One — Review
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HTC One — Review

It’s crunch time for HTC. After a disastrous 2011 in which they released a boatload of devices that were pretty much the same phone but a bit less dodgy, they decided to focus on one ‘hero device’ that would carry their brand. That device was the HTC One X, and to HTC’s credit it was actually a very good phone[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 2:22 pm on April 24, 2013
LG Optimus G — Review
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LG Optimus G — Review

Is the Optimus G just the Nexus 4 with LTE, or something better? LG has struggled in the last few years with their smartphone attempts, but since the release of the L Series as pre-paid offerings, they’ve begun to show signs of life in the Australian market. Last year they took the number two pre-paid manufacturer spot, showing a strong[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 8:57 am on April 1, 2013
Motorola RAZR M — Jelly Bean Update — OS Review
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Motorola RAZR M — Jelly Bean Update — OS Review

From the moment I finished watching the Livestream of the RAZR M launch I knew I wanted to get my hands on this phone. I loved the idea of a smaller, more manageable size phone with a display that was still big enough for my man-sized fingertips. The 3.5in display on my 4th Gen iPod is genuinely difficult for me[Read More…]

in OS Updates, Phones, Reviews by at 4:09 pm on March 29, 2013
LG Optimus L9 — Review

LG Optimus L9 — Review

The Biggest, Shiniest L-Series Phone Yet. The L-Series was first introduced at Mobile World Congress last year where LG showed off the Optimus L3, L5 and L7. Fast forward to August last year when LG announced that the L9 would be arriving to join the already successful L-Series phone range that had been launched earlier that month. The L-Series phones[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 12:28 pm on March 13, 2013
Sony Xperia Z — Review
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Sony Xperia Z — Review

Did Sony bring back the wow, or miss the mark? Ausdroid finds out. Sony Mobile’s John Featherstone told an audience of Sydney journalists last week that Sony would ‘bring the wow back’ with the Xperia Z, after a string of less-than-inspiring mobile products over the last couple of years. “Everybody knows Sony, it’s a brand people trust but we need[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews by at 6:15 pm on February 25, 2013
Huawei Ascend D1 Quad — Review
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Huawei Ascend D1 Quad — Review

Huawei steps into the world of quad-core devices, but can it find mainstream success? You could be forgiven for not really knowing much about Chinese company Huawei (It’s pronounced ‘wah-way’, in case you were wondering). They are actually the largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world, but have been relatively low-key in the Australian market, producing a few lower-spec, budget[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 3:19 pm on February 2, 2013
HTC Butterfly (X920e) — Review
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HTC Butterfly (X920e) — Review

The best display on the market, at the cost of battery life I’ve always had a soft spot for HTC ever since I laid my eyes on the HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1 way back in the day. They sparked my love for Android and for phone hardware. That was a few years ago now, but even today, their hardware[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 2:41 pm on February 1, 2013
HTC One SV — Review
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HTC One SV — Review

How does HTC’s latest instalment in the One line stack up? My love of Android phones has come and gone, and come again. My earliest Android handset was an HTC Magic (the G1 didn’t really count) and I loved it — it had a great form factor, good function, and it worked really well. My next HTC device was the[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 12:36 pm on January 27, 2013
Telstra Smart Touch 2 — Review
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Telstra Smart Touch 2 — Review

Can excellence be had in a sub-$100 Smart Phone? Telstras first attempt at a sub-$100 Android handset was the original Smart Touch, a phone manufactured by ZTE which from all accounts was a pretty basic affair offering a resistive touch screen and fairly sluggish performance. The Telstra Smart Touch 2 is their second attempt at an Android phone in the[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 1:34 am on December 12, 2012