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Review: Meizu MX3 and Flyme OS
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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…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 10:49 am on November 26, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, 10.5 — Review
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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…]

in Manufacturer, Reviews, Tablets by at 3:12 pm on November 25, 2014
LG G Watch R — Review
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LG G Watch R — Review

We first heard rumours that LG would bring a round Android Wear watch back in August, when the Moto 360‘s release date was still unknown. We already heard from a reader who imported a unit, but still couldn’t wait to get a proper review unit of our own. The mercifully short waiting game ended last week with the Australian release[Read More…]

in Android Wear, News, Reviews, Smartwatch by at 6:14 pm on November 12, 2014
Moto G (2nd Generation) — Review
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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…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews by at 9:30 am on October 21, 2014
Bose Soundlink Bluetooth on-ear headphones — Review
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Bose Soundlink Bluetooth on-ear headphones — Review

For someone who really enjoys music and a good quality set of headphones, I’ve been like a kid in a candy store of late with the Bose Soundlink Bluetooth on ear headphone being the second set of Bose headphones I’ve reviewed in a very short time. The first was the Quiet Comfort 25 – a high end set of Noise[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer, News, Reviews by at 8:34 am on October 21, 2014
Moto 360 — Smartwatch Review
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Moto 360 — Smartwatch Review

There’s little doubt in my mind that smart watches have really exploded this year; we’ve gone from an environment where there were a couple of watches that paired via Bluetooth and didn’t do a great deal beyond vibrating occasionally, to the era of the Pebble about this time (or a bit earlier) last year, through to this year’s Android Wear[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Reviews, Smartwatch by at 7:15 pm on October 14, 2014
HTC Desire 610 — Review
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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…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews by at 10:43 am on October 11, 2014
Bose Quiet Comfort 25 — Review
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Bose Quiet Comfort 25 — Review

Bose is known as a leading sound brand, usually near the top of the list near companies like Sennheiser, Sony, AKG and Audio Technica. Their approach to products is clear; the best user experience they can give is their goal, the best audio quality is what they expect and (from their own website) “good enough is merely a starting point”.[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer, News, Reviews by at 1:45 pm on October 10, 2014
HTC One E8 — Review
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HTC One E8 — Review

As HTC’s flagship efforts have intensified on their hardware design, the premium attached to that design has seen the purchase price of the phones go up. The One (M8) left consumers with little change out of $1000, owing to its head-turning aluminium body and fancy UltraPixel follow-up, the Duo Camera. If you’re a fan of HTC, you didn’t really have[Read More…]

in Reviews by at 12:34 pm on October 10, 2014
Oppo Find 7 — Review
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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…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews by at 10:30 am on October 1, 2014