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  • Huawei launches twin-camera Honor 6 Plus, does iPhones better than Apple

    Huawei makes some good handsets without copying any of its rivals, so when the company launches a phone that’s pretty much an iPhone 6 Plus imitator — from its name to it’s physical appearance — you’re inclined to scratch your head. At least I am. The Huawei Honor 6 Plus is a gorgeous phone in its own right though (don’t get me wrong) and hilariously, is probably a better bargain than the phone it takes its name from. Unveiled to the world this week in Beijing, the Honor 6 Plus may sound like it’s rival and look like it’s rival, but...

  • Huawei South Africa launches Ascend Mate7 and Ascend G7 smartphones

    While Huawei isn’t considered an established household brand in South Africa yet, the company isn’t hurting its chances at all. Last night, the Shenzhen outfit unveiled its beautiful Ascend Mate7 phablet and Ascend G7 smartphone, two devices that’ll likely take it to the Samsungs, LGs and Apples of this world come 2015. Considering that the last flagship update to the Ascend line came a good few years ago, this is a much needed refresh and my, what a refresh it is. These devices were announced at IFA 2014, but this was the first time South African media were able to...

  • From Apple to Timex: the A to Z smartwatch guide

    Sick of smartwatches yet? Unfortunately, they’re here for the foreseeable future to enslave the wrists of the countless masses. While the technology is debatably still a relatively new breed, there is no shortage of confusing and overwhelming options on the market. From the stylish round-faced traditionalist, to the square button-laden wrist wrecker — there’s essentially a smartwatch suited for everyone, for all styles and all needs. With Microsoft and Apple yet to launch their contenders however, there’ll be even more options in the coming months for consumers to gloss over. For now, here is a list of smartwatches from A...

  • Huawei Ascend P7 review: mid-range supremacy

    I’m obsessed with the singularity, a moment in time where the known universe suddenly vanishes as it coalescences into one star-filled mass of pure nothingness. It fascinates me because I like the idea of a galactic reset button. It’s a simple way of clearing the mess. Simplicity is beauty itself and impresses when it’s in the form of a phone. And I must say that Huawei’s Ascend P7 is one of the simplest, most unpretentious phones of 2014. It’s a pure brick of Android that comes without the fluff and nonsense seen in most smartphones. It’s also pretty cheap, and...

  • Huawei Tron, the Mac Pro-looking Android console [CES2014]

    In an effort to compete with the growing popularity of mini consoles (Gamestick, Ouya, Onlive), Huawei has unveiled a new mini gaming console called Tron. The Chinese tech giant showcased the cylindrical canister, micro-console running Android 4.2.3 at CES this week. Has the Mac Pro kicked off the cylinder shaped gadget revolution? One of its greatest selling points, and one that would most likely set itself apart from something like the Ouya, would be the fact that it’s cheap and supposedly quite simple. There are two colour variants available, one white and one black. The console itself is a simple...

  • Huawei MediaPad 10 Link review: the vanilla ice cream tablet

    Huawei’s MediaPad 10 Link is an attractive 10” tablet at first glance. Then you see how much it costs and what it does, and a tiny drill with the words etched “oh hell no” bores into your skull. There’s nothing wrong with the 10 Link, but there’s also nothing worth recommending it about either.  If you’re in the market for a 10” tablet that costs R4 499 (listed as on some sites as US$600) and does exactly what every other tablet does, read on. “Extremely fast” it isn’t One of the first lines you’ll read on the site is “Extreme...

  • Huawei Ascend W1 review: ready for a cheap Windows Phone 8 thrill?

    After more leaks than a wicker canoe, the Huawei Ascend W1 was finally unveiled at CES 2013 as the Chinese firm’s first Windows Phone 8smartphone. Aimed at the bottom end of the market, the Ascend W1 doesn’t sport the premium polycarbonate unibody of the Nokia Lumia 920 or the sultry design of the HTC 8X, as it looks instead to rub shoulders with the Lumia 520 and various Android handsets such as the Ascend G330, Orange San Diego and ZTE Blade 3. With its rivals in mind you won’t be surprised when we tell you the Ascend W1 will set you back £119.99 on PAYG, or £13.50 per month on contract. O2 currently has...

  • Huawei Ascend P2 hands-on review: possibly the world’s fastest phone

    Last year Huawei gave us the world’s slimmest and the world’s most powerful smartphones in the form of the Ascend P1 S and Ascend D Quad, and now the Huawei Ascend P2 has stolen the “world’s fastest smartphone” crown. In short, Huawei loves a good record breaker (which means it willabsolutely love TechRadar), probably due to the fact it generates additional hype around its smartphone launches. The Chinese firm is firmly setting its sights on the mid- and high-end of the mobile market as it tries to shake off the budget tag it’s developed for itself over recent years. It all started at CES 2013 when the Ascend...

  • Huawei to launch the 4.7-inch Ascend P2 [MWC]

    Mobile World Congress 2013 is turning into a hotbed of geeky phone porn and one of the most lustful devices to emerge so far is Huawei’s Ascend P2, a 4.7-inch phablet (we’re sorry for using that terminology) with legs that stretch beyond the keen of mortals. What do we get with a 4.7-inch screen? Try a 1280×720 display with a screamer of a CPU, 1.5 GHz K3V2 quad-core processor, which Huawei assures us is the “fastest on the market”. There’s also a mind-blowing 13-megapixel camera, 1GB RAM, a 2420mAh battery and NFC, all packed into a 8.4mm thin frame. Jellybean Android...

  • Huawei Ascend P2 is a 4.7-inch 1.8Ghz phablet-lite for $480

    Digi.tech.qq (Chinese site, translated) delivers some pretty compelling shots of Huawei’s Ascend P2, the 4.7-inch phablet-lite with tons of charm and a fairly beefy 1.8Ghz CPU. First some stats, then the pics: Huawei’s Ascend P2 comes with Android 4.1.2, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal memory and a microSD slot. Happily, it’s going to have the same battery as the Galaxy S III, a 2200mAh which should deliver a full day of usage without fiddling for a charing cable. Finally, the rear camera is a lip-smacking 13MP. The price? A palatable US$480 which seems fair for a device with this much power...

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