Reviews

Sony Xperia Z3 — Review

Sony Xperia Z3 — Review

It wasn’t all that long ago that I remained in love with HTC’s One M8. I’ve owned it since it launched in Australia, and even bought one before Ausdroid’s review was published. I knew that I had liked the previous year’s HTC One that much that the new model, with its dual cameras, faster performance and more would keep me[Read More…]

by 2:47 pm on December 14, 2014 25 comments Phones, Reviews
Review: Huawei Ascend Mate 7

Review: Huawei Ascend Mate 7

Huawei might be the worlds third largest smartphone manufacturers but they are still yet to become a household name in Australia. When they first entered the smartphone market in Australia they were exclusively targeting the pre-paid market. The last 18 months have seen them move slowly toward the high end of the market. With the release of the Ascend Mate[Read More…]

by 11:09 am on December 10, 2014 10 comments Reviews
Plantronics BackBeat Pro — Review

Plantronics BackBeat Pro — Review

Better known for gaming headsets and call centre equipment, Plantronics isn’t a company you typically associate with high-end headphones, but the company’s newest addition to the BackBeat family – the premium quality over-ear Bluetooth noise-cancelling BackBeat Pro – does a lot to change that. Big and Bold At first glance, the BackBeat Pro isn’t going to win any awards for[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on December 8, 2014 12 comments Accessories, Reviews
HTC Desire 510 — Review

HTC Desire 510 — Review

After the launch of their flagship device, the once venerable manufacturer HTC has continued its onward march of penetrating the smartphone market. Despite having one of the most adored phones of recent years in the HTC One, the Taiwanese company has a way to go in maintaining their growth, and the other devices in their portfolio are key to this.[Read More…]

by 11:18 am on December 7, 2014 4 comments Phones, Reviews
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact — Review

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact — Review

There’s an ongoing argument about phone sizes. Apple’s move into larger screen sizes means it’s not just happening in the Android market now, it’s industry-wide. Everyone has a sweet spot into which the smartphone size of their heart’s desire falls. Some of us are willing to move that sweet spot upwards as larger phones arrive on the scene, and some[Read More…]

by 12:52 pm on December 5, 2014 20 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews
Nexus 9 — Review

Nexus 9 — Review

Manufactured by HTC, there were always going to be a few questions asked; not only of HTC but of the device and its capabilities. Despite having produced a couple of quite outstanding flagship phones in the HTC One (M7) and the HTC One (M8), over the last couple of years HTC have had a heavily publicised fall from the dizzying[Read More…]

by 11:10 am on December 5, 2014 17 comments Manufacturer, News, Reviews, Tablets
a-Jays Five for Android — Review

a-Jays Five for Android — Review

Jays are a fairly little known audio brand in Australia, often only discovered by people accidentally when Googling for audio gear. They’re a Swedish brand with their office based in Stockholm and while they don’t have a Bose or Sennheiser-grade reputation behind them, their equipment certainly meets the quality expectations of someone who’s spending fairly significant sums of money to[Read More…]

by 5:56 pm on November 28, 2014 7 comments Accessories, Reviews
HP Chromebook 11 (2101TU) — Review

HP Chromebook 11 (2101TU) — Review

HP have been releasing their Chromebook at a fast and furious pace. It was only mid August when Dan reviewed the upgraded HP 11 (11-2001TU model). At the time Dan made the statement “HP has jumped into Chromebook’s with a vengeance. As one of the largest PC makers in the world, they have the scale and facilities to churn out[Read More…]

by 1:50 pm on November 27, 2014 0 comments Chromebook, Manufacturer, Reviews
Review: Meizu MX3 and Flyme OS

Review: Meizu MX3 and Flyme OS

Many of us love the open source nature of Android but being open source is a double edged sword, allowing literally anyone the opportunity to download the source code and modify it as they see fit. The Chinese phone manufacturing ecosystem has often been dubbed the wild west of the Android world, with many manufacturers making their own “enhancements” (term[Read More…]

by 10:49 am on November 26, 2014 1 comment Phones, Reviews
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, 10.5 — Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, 10.5 — Review

When a company like Samsung, who seems to bring out a new device every other week with a slightly new screen size, tells you “this is the one”, you tend to sit up and pay attention. While Samsung’s been at the forefront of the Android tablet market for a while, it hasn’t really had a clear flagship. The original Galaxy[Read More…]

by 3:12 pm on November 25, 2014 20 comments Manufacturer, Reviews, Tablets