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Mobile Phones

  • Nexus range up for sale on Google Play Store, Nexus 4 sells out in UK

    Google has announced that its range of Nexus devices are currently available for purchase from its UK Play Store. Or rather, was available as the Nexus 4, Google's flagship smartphone sold out in little more than an hour. It's reported that Google's tablet offerings, the Nexus 7 and 10, are also following suit and being snapped up by Android consumers. The Nexus 4, a collaborative effort with LG, is the smartphone that Google intends to go up against the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III. The Nexus 4 will run Jellybean 4.2 and is said to be the purest distillation...

  • HTC Desire C: a decent little budget Android

    The HTC Desire C is an odd creature. Its looks are reminiscent of the higher-end devices in HTC’s smartphone alphabet, and it runs the same version of Android that comes pre-installed on flagship phones like its big brother, the One X, and Samsung’s Galaxy S III. Yet the phone is a chubby little plastic construction that creaks when you squeeze it too hard and the fixed-focus camera makes anything you photograph look un-artistically blurred. But it’s not trying to be a super phone -- it’s a humble entry-level smartphone which packs a surprising amount of features into its pebble-shaped package. Overall...

  • Sharp’s new Aquos smartphone wins with 440 ppi display, fails on everything else

    Images and specs on Sharp's new Aquos SH930W smartphone have hit the web thanks to Russian website Hi-Tech. The smartphone is scheduled for release in Russian on 8 November and points to Sharp broadening its horizons. Previous versions of this device, the XX203SH and SH-02E, were exclusive releases in Japan. This recent expansion into Russia could mean that users across the globe could experience the Aquos' stunning 440 ppi display. That's right 440 ppi on a five-inch display, surpassing the pixel density of both the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III by more than 100 pixels per inch. The...

  • Is this the new full HD Windows 8 Phone?

    Sina Weibo, the Chinese microblogging site, has sparked rumours of a new Windows Phone, after the marketing chief of ZTE, Lu Qian Hao, posted a picture of a not-seen-before handset with the Windows Phone logo on it, and tweeting some specs that it sports a full HD 5.9-inch display, 1920 x 1080 resolution and DTS audio technology. Those kind of specs are not middle of the range for a smartphone, putting this rumour solidly in the flagship model area. As rumours go, there are always some things to consider, such as that Microsoft has not indicated yet that full HD...

  • Sony’s 5-inch ‘Yuga’ Android smartphone leaked

    This leak comes courtesy of German Android site, Android Schweiz, along with a couple of spec details. Rumors of a new Sony flagship device have been circulating for quite some time. Initially thought to be the "Odin", this latest device is dubbed the C6603 or "Yuga". Android Schweiz got an exclusive hands on with this soon to be released smartphone and say it has a Unibody housing that apparently incorporates a non-removable battery. The Yuga is believed to pack a quad-core 1.5 Ghz processor and 2GB of RAM. Images show the device running Android 4.1.1 Jellybean. It also sports an impressive...

  • HTC Desire X Review: A mid range crowd pleaser

    The Desire X is HTC's mid range device aimed at the "average user" who is intrigued by the idea of an Android powered smartphone yet still enjoys the simpler things in life. The Desire X ticks all the necessary boxes with a discreet design, easy to understand interface and surprisingly good super LCD display. First impressions To set this smartphone up, I removed the back cover plate to insert my SIM card and straight away felt uneasy. The cover plate felt for lack of a better word, flimsy. It doesn't seem strong enough to withstand any...

  • Nokia Lumia 920 review: a standout Windows Phone?

    The Nokia Lumua 920 is the flagship handset from the Finnish firm, but it's no longer Microsoft's darling device, with the HTC 8X selected as the signature Windows Phone 8 handset. That said the Lumia 920 is the most featured packed of the initial Windows Phone 8 line up, as Nokia looks to regain its dominance in the WP market and ride the new OS wave to success. With its impressive spec sheet it's no surprise the Lumia 920 comes at a price, available exclusively for now on EE in the UK from £36 per month and £129.99 upfront, but you'll only get 500MB of...

  • HTC One X+ review: the X got better

    The HTC One X+ isn't exactly a new handset as such, as it shares many similarities with its brother the HTC One X, but there are a few key upgrades in play here. We were very impressed with the original One X when it was released earlier this year, and it managed to clock up 4.5 out of 5 in our in-depth review and snaffle second place in our 20 best smartphones in the world, just losing out to the excellent Samsung Galaxy S3. The One X+ is here to put the issues we experienced with the One X, such as battery life and limited storage,...

  • Google Nexus 4 review: impressive specs, impressive price

    The Google Nexus 4 is the latest in the line of smartphones to carry the search giant's brand, taking over the mantle from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Manufactured by LG, the Nexus 4 offers up an attractive design coupled with some powerful specifications, helping it to stake a claim in the busy mobile market. From the front there's little difference between the Google Nexus 4 and the Galaxy Nexus, the featureless black gloss only has the ear piece grill and front facing camera interrupting its flow, and the handset is lined with a slender metallic border. Weighing in at 139g the LG Nexus...

  • Microsoft ‘Surface Phone’ currently being tested by suppliers [Rumour]

    What started as just a rumour at the beginning of October, is now gaining traction. Microsoft is reportedly currently in collaboration with Asian suppliers, and is testing its own smartphone. With all the changes it has made over the past year like a new OS, a tablet and slowly moving away from producing just software, the rumour has gained momentum. While the Redmond, Washington-based company has always promoted its hardware partners, like Nokia and HTC, sources say that a Microsoft "Surface phone" would likely take a back seat at first. With the release of the Surface Tablet, Microsoft's says that...