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  • Huawei P9 vs LG G5 camera shootout: which mobile snapper is best?

    The Huawei P9 possesses quite possibly the most innovative camera setup on the market. Featuring dual 12MP cameras at the back, the Chinese company has certainly put the hype train in motion. So when we went hands-on with the device, courtesy of local tech writer Brendon Petersen, we decided to pit it against our LG G5 review unit. The LG G5 is no slouch either, packing a 16MP main camera and 8MP wide-angle camera on its back. We opted to only shoot with the 16MP camera. As for shooting conditions, we opted against changing any settings or enabling HDR, merely shooting with the...

  • LG G5 in pictures: the ‘world’s first’ modular phone [Gallery]

    The LG G5 is the company's refreshed take on the smartphone's future, and that future is largely of a modular nature. It makes sense, sure, but it's even more impressive in pictures. If you happened to miss the LG G5 announcement, catch our recap here detailing all of its specifications and features, but if you're interested in seeing the phone, and indeed the new LG Friends lineup in the flesh, have a look at the gallery with explainers below. Related: LG G5 announced with ‘LG Friends’ peripherals, bold new smartphone vision

  • A Cape Town summer through the Huawei Mate S camera [Gallery]

    Read the full Huawei Mate S review here. You'd be a fool to not celebrate Summer's arrival indoors. In Cape Town at least, it's the month that brings the most activity, from bathers baking on the beach, to start ups itching to get their new years underway. It's also a time that we at Creative Spark and Burn Media hold dear. So how better to test the Huawei Mate S's camera than at our annual year-end party? The phone at least packs a 13MP camera, with OIS and autofocus, so it tends to smooth out gentle jitters. Moreover, it also features a...

  • We tour the V&A Waterfront with the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact [Gallery]

    Read the full Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review here. Sony performed a big song and dance at IFA 2015 when it launched its Sony Xperia Z5 family. One of the biggest improvements across all phones, from the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact to the Z5 Premium, was the camera. It's Sony's own home-brewed camera sensor, with 23MP to play around with (instead of 20.3MP used on the old camera), a multi-element lens construction a bright f/2.0 aperture. But those are all numbers and words that consumers don't really care about. The question on everyone's lips is this: "Is the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact's...

  • Here’s what Xiaomi’s bringing to South Africa in 2016 [Gallery]

    Next year is a big one for the South African smartphone consumer. Motorola's return to the market seems more likely than ever, we're receiving Apple products much earlier than in previous years, and speaking of Apple, Xiaomi's making its long awaited bow. Although the company's practically here already, we've been promised some great gear and gadgets coming in early 2016 alongside the likes of the Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone flagship and the cheaper and cheerful Redmi 2. For a taste of these phones and more devices, have a look at our gallery below for what you can expect from Xiaomi. Read more:...

  • 49 reasons why the LG G4 is one of the best smartphone cameras around [Gallery]

    We often publish our review with images taken by the device's camera, but for larger launches, we don't think it quite does the snaps or the camera any justice. As is the case with the Huawei P8, LG marketed it's LG G4 as a camera attached to a smartphone, more than a smartphone with a camera bolted to it. It makes sense too, because it's easily within the top three best smartphone cameras to purchase right now. I'm not going to say that it's better than the Samsung Galaxy S6's snapper, which was brilliant on automatic mode and ghastly as everything...

  • The AG Ghost is South Africa’s glitziest new phone [Gallery]

    Launching an entirely new phone in South Africa isn't an easy task, especially if you're a South African company. Vodacom, MTN and Edcon have all done it, but they have millions in their back pockets should their prospective devices fail. But for a company that has been around since 2007, and that no one has really heard of, it's quite an undertaking. And that's what AG Mobile's faced with when introducing its AG Ghost to market. For one though, it definitely doesn't seem to be in the same league as its South African device contemporaries. Read more: AG Mobile debuts South...

  • Razer Mamba is the ‘world’s most precise’ gaming mouse [Gallery]

    E3 isn't all about games, you know. There are hardware launches as well that span the length and breadth of the LA Convention Centre. One of the companies showing off its wares was Razer, and it believes that it spawned the world's most advanced gaming mouse, ever. It's called the Razer Mamba and judging by its specs, it's definitely one of the most insane peripherals we've seen in quite some time. There's a 5G 16 000 DPI sensor at the heart of the device, which is "optimized for multi-display set-ups with ultra-high display resolutions," notes the presser. It's the only scenario...

  • What you missed at EGE Cape Town Day 1 [Gallery]

    It's Cape Town's first real gaming and electronics expo, and people are pretty damn excited. Social media has been buzzing with those too busy to make their way to rAge every year, and those who haven't really had a taste of gaming on a grand scale before. The Electronic Gaming Expo, or EGE, took place this weekend, and Gearburn was there to capture the first day in all its nervous splendour. Some of the more intriguing stands was the Frontosa SA booth dominating the front of the CTICC's Hall 4, the Make Games SA booth, which was showing off locally made...

  • Nokia Lumia 830 tours New York with Denim Lumia Camera app [Gallery]

    We always tend to marvel at some of the new camera hardware that leaves manufacturers' testing tables. The likes of Sony might be the industry leader at the moment, but Nokia (and now Microsoft by proxy) is also known for making a spiffy camera or two. The Nokia Lumia 830, launched back in 2014, boasted a 10MP camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, optical image stabilization (OIS) and an LED flash, but the phone recently acquired the new Lumia Denim update, and with it, the Lumia Camera app. Read more: Microsoft’s Lumia Denim update gives snappers 4K video recording Features like Rich...