Why I Finally Starting Stopped Changing Phone Every Three Months
Dec10

Why I Finally Starting Stopped Changing Phone Every Three Months

When you write tech for a living you get the chance to test a ton of new phones and after a while the device you are carrying starts to look like chop liver and you want just the latest and greatest. For the past three years I have been trapped in that cycle and haven't kept a smartphone for more than three months during that period. In fact I have sold some phones and bought the same one again 2 months later. Finally I stopped the...

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LG G4 to Replace G Pro Series
Dec09

LG G4 to Replace G Pro Series

LG has had an amazing 2014 where the company has managed to cause compatriot Samsung plenty of trouble with the G3 flagship, while overall smartphone sales are up. The Korean giant has actually been operating like Samsung this year, filling market spaces with numerous devices and incremental variants, but in 2015 the company is ready to cull one of its smartphone flagship, delivering just one through the year instead of two. Over the...

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Windows Phone Smartphones not Sold by Sprint Any More
Dec08

Windows Phone Smartphones not Sold by Sprint Any More

Windows Phone has done well in smaller market, but Microsoft's mobile OS still finds it hard to make an impact in the USA, the company’s home country. That does not look like changing and if you want a Windows handset this Christmas your options are now more limited, but admittedly not by much. Sprint, the third (or maybe fourth now) largest carrier in the United States no longer sells Windows Phone smartphones on its website. Of...

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Meizu and Xiaomi Planning Blockbuster Flagships
Dec02

Meizu and Xiaomi Planning Blockbuster Flagships

Meizu has been busy with a few new smartphones and the Chinese company typically goes for a big statement, whether that’s building the world’s thinnest smartphone or fitting its devices with the best specs available. If a new rumour surrounding an upcoming Meizu smartphone turns out to be true then the new device will fall nicely into the highly spec’d bracket. In fact, it may be a blockbusting benchmark crushing new addition to the...

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Budget Handsets Still Hold Sway in Emerging Markets
Dec02

Budget Handsets Still Hold Sway in Emerging Markets

While the flagship end of the smartphone market is the most exciting, you may have noticed that the budget side is becoming more vibrant and companies are focusing on it more and more. That was certainly not the case two years ago as getting a solid budget smartphone was a very hard thing to do. Now, almost every major player in the mobile world (Apple aside) is building entry level and budget devices at a rapid rate. HTC, Sony,...

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