Telstra UNO came out of nowhere a couple of months ago, launching without fanfare into Coles stores where we saw it advertised at a price more usually occupied by the 'dumbphone' end of the market. At $44.50 - 50% off its usual price of $89 - it seemed as though it could only be a really bad phone. I was in the market for a cheap Android device with which to track my running and play podcasts, as I'm swapping phones fairly regularly, this seemed to fit the bill. I purchased one, and have been living with it... Continue readingThe
The Sony Xperia Go is the active, tough and "rugged" member of the Xperia family. It features similar styling and features to Sony's other Xperia devices, but has the added benefit of being dust- and water-resistant. For people who require such a device, there are limited choices in the market short of encasing your phone in a bulky shell. We think the Xperia Go performs well without making too many compromises. The Go is a stylish, good-looking phone that's clearly a member of the Xperia family. The 3.5 inch screen has a resolution of 480x320 pixels, a... Continue reading
Galaxy Note II review. Creatives everywhere have been enthused by the fabulous functions of the Galaxy Note II’s S Pen and S Note software. Whether you’re into fashion sketches or productivity presentations, there’s a lot that can be done on the Note II once you know how. My job as the creative half of the review team, was to put the Note II through its paces and find out what I could do with such a yummy piece of hardware. One thing I... Continue readingNote: This review was written by Juliet Fieldew - wife of the Jedi - and complements our
RAZR HD is the latest phone from Motorola. Tagged as the "All Day Phone", 4G capable, with a Kevlar body, internal and external splash guard protection, Corning Gorilla Glass and a 2500mAh battery, the RAZR HD really is built to be a hard-wearing and efficient phone. Motorola have also set up the software on this device to be simple to use straight out of the box. So the target audience is much wider than some other offerings on the market, as far as... Continue readingThe "All Day Phone"... so does it really go all day? The
Redbull Mobile are a new player in the mobile space and have yet to develop a reputation in the market, but I can now tell you from my personal experience, they're worth a very close look! Chris did some testing a while back in Sydney and found that (due to the hilly surrounding areas) much like Vodafone, Redbull was a bit hit and miss with the supplied handsets,... Continue readingIf you're looking for a way to save money on your mobile bill without compromising the service you've got, here's a great option!
reported a tip off, received from one of their own tipsters funnily enough, about the next possible phone in the Nexus brand coming from HTC. This tipster suggests that the 5" HTC "phablet" which we've been following could become the Google Nexus 5, running Android 4.1.2. This release of Android should include a number of bug fixes and tweaks beyond the current release of Jelly Bean. This Nexus 5 is claimed to have a 1080p screen, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC with LTE support, and... Continue readingGSM Arena has