Everything we know about the Sony Xperia Z3

The Xperia Z2 may have only just been released, and you can our video review here, but that doesn’t mean Sony hasn’t started work on the next model. We don’t know all that much about the Xperia Z3, but what we do know has been rather enlightening. The interesting part is that the phone is rumoured to land around the …

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Tom PritchardEverything we know about the Sony Xperia Z3

Alcatel OneTouch Pop S3 review

Some of you might not know who Alcatel are, and I wouldn’t blame you because most of their widely used products are either wireless 3G dongles or the low end phones you borrow when your phone has been sent off for repair. But like anyone who is anyone, it has released its own budget smartphone — the Alcatel OneTouch Pop S3. …

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Tom PritchardAlcatel OneTouch Pop S3 review

The next generation of lithium batteries might double your phone’s battery life

Lithium batteries, also known as lithium ion batteries, are the kind of batteries found in all mobile devices, are currently limited by the “ion” part of the battery, which in turn causes a lot of wasted potential energy. Fortunately researchers at Stanford university have developed a new battery with denser, more efficient lithium in the battery’s anode, meaning it’ll be …

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Tom PritchardThe next generation of lithium batteries might double your phone’s battery life
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The top 10 budget (sub £200) smartphones available now

One of the big trends of 2014 has been the rise of the budget smartphone. Whereas once you had no choice but to pay top dollar for state of the art mobiles, now, thanks to an influx of new phone brands and some nifty re-positioning by some of the major players, you can grab a very impressive mobile for under £200. …

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Tom PritchardThe top 10 budget (sub £200) smartphones available now
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The 10 best Smartphones available now

Smartphones are everywhere, and while lots of people are looking to see what the future will bring we’ve decided that since the second half of the year has just begun, we should look back and find the best smartphones from the past few months. So here you go, 10 of the best smartphones currently available for you to buy.

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More Samsung Galaxy Alpha info leaks

Yesterday we saw images of what might be the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and today more information has emerged about the upcoming handset courtesy of SamMobile. According to the site, the Galaxy Alpha will have the same 4.8-inch 720 x 1280 Super AMOLED screen as the Galaxy S3, a fingerprint scanner, 32GB of internal storage (microSD expansion is apparently not included), and will …

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Tom PritchardMore Samsung Galaxy Alpha info leaks

Possible Samsung Galaxy Alpha images leak

We’ve heard a lot of rumours about a new Galaxy phone that Samsung are planning on releasing, the Galaxy Alpha, but we haven’t actually seen any images of the device. Until now, that is. Vietnamese tech blog Tinhte has posted images of a phone that features the words “Samsung Galaxy Alpha” on the screen. Strangely the handset looks an awful lot like …

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Tom PritchardPossible Samsung Galaxy Alpha images leak

This smartphone projector is the perfect budget home cinema system

Watching films at home on a big screen is one of life’s great pleasures, but the problem is that the tech needed to do that is often very expensive. No more, thanks to this smartphone projector. It’s called the Smart Phone Projector, and as you may have realised it’s a projector for your smartphone. All you have to do is place …

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Tom PritchardThis smartphone projector is the perfect budget home cinema system

This digital tattoo can be used to unlock your Moto X

It’s a bit of a pain using passcodes, or patterns, or even pictures of your face to unlock your phone, but it’s definitely better than leaving it open for the world to access. Fortunately Motorola has developed a temporary  so-called digital tattoo that your phone could scan to unlock. Tattoo might not be the right word, since it’s actually a …

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Tom PritchardThis digital tattoo can be used to unlock your Moto X

Microsoft’s next Nokia is a budget Lumia 530

Now that Microsoft own Nokia, it’s no surprise that they’re pushing it to create more Lumia devices and help to spread the Windows Phone brand. Their first release? A budget Lumia 530 that will cost a mere €85 (around £67), which is astoundingly cheap. So what does this budget Lumia come with, can’t be that great for less than £70 can …

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HTC Desire 610 review — a mid-range pocket pleaser?

HTC seems to be covering all of its bases when it comes to releasing new smartphones, and the Desire 610 is definitely meant to cover the middle ground. At £240 SIM-free it was never going to be able to compete with the likes of the HTC One M8, but that’s clearly not what HTC was going for when it designed it. …

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Tom PritchardHTC Desire 610 review — a mid-range pocket pleaser?

iPhone 6 sales expectations have suppliers rushing to meet the demand

There’s never been any doubt that the iPhone 6 is going to sell well, but the expectations for high sales have had Apples suppliers working overtime to meet the probable demand. That’s producing between 70 and 80 million units before the 30th December. For reference the initial number of iPhone 5S and 5C units ordered was between 50 and 60 million. …

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Another potential iPhone 6 case has leaked

There are that many iPhone 6 leaks happening right now it’s become impossible to keep track of what might be real and what isn’t. We’ve already seen one contender for the title of “what the iPhone 6′s case looks like”, and now we have another that looks quite a bit different. As you can see in the picture below, the …

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Tom PritchardAnother potential iPhone 6 case has leaked
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Details of HTC’s “One Wear” smartwatch leak

  Everyone’s getting into the business of smartwatches these days, and it’s a surprise that HTC has got so far without any leak or announcements. That’s not the case anymore, now that prolific leaker @evleaks has given us our first glimpse at HTC’s One Wear smartwatch. Above is an artist’s reproduction of the watch, showing off the square face and …

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Tom PritchardDetails of HTC’s “One Wear” smartwatch leak

Where to get hold of the Nokia 930 in the UK

A contender for the title of Microsoft’s flagship phone is being released in the UK today, the Nokia 930. Coming with a 5″ full-HD screen, a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, and a 20MP camera, it’s definitely an impressive bit of kit. But where exactly can you get your hands on one? Microsoft has said that the phone will be available from Vodafone, …

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Tom PritchardWhere to get hold of the Nokia 930 in the UK

HTC One Mini 2 Review

It’s a growing trend amongst phone manufacturers to release a smaller, cut down version of their flagship handsets and HTC is no exception. Considering the buzz surrounding the HTC One M8, it’s hardly surprising that some people were excited for a smaller, lighter version of the phone. It’s not that much dissimilar to the M8, with a 4.5-inch display and …

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Tom PritchardHTC One Mini 2 Review

HTC One M8 Review – a big leap forward

The original HTC One, or the M7 as it’s now being known, is one of the most popular phones of all time, and really cemented HTCs position as a creator of top tier smartphones. It’s hardly surprising that people were really quite excited for their latest flagship model, and who can blame them when it runs Android 4.4 (KitKat) with a Qualcomm …

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Tom PritchardHTC One M8 Review – a big leap forward

BlackBerry unveils its own Siri-like voice assistant.

BlackBerry has announced that version 10.3 of its mobile operating system will include a voice assistant aptly named BlackBerry Assistant. They might be a little late to the party now that Siri, Google Now, and Cortana all exist, but it’s better late than never. BlackBerry Assistant’s features will include setting voice reminders, and searching through your email and calendar. All …

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Tom PritchardBlackBerry unveils its own Siri-like voice assistant.

Turn your smartphone into an e-ink Kindle with Inkcase Plus

The thing about smartphone displays is that they tend to use up and awful lot of juice, which makes them a bit impractical fore reading for long periods of time.  E-ink display, on the other hand, don’t use anywhere near as much, making them ideal for the very same thing. So why not have both? You can with Inkcase Plus. …

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Tom PritchardTurn your smartphone into an e-ink Kindle with Inkcase Plus