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Apple iPhone 6 Plus battery life test

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Now that the review is done it’s time to take a closer look at the Apple iPhone 6 Plus battery life and how it stacks up against the competition.

Apple’s biggest iPhone yet carries the biggest expectations for good performance and also the biggest battery among its peers (not counting iPads) so it should be able to outlast the smaller iPhone 6 easily. And it does – the numbers are inside. Read more »

New iClould tool lets you see if a used iPhone has been reported stolen

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Apple’s iCloud has gained a tool that allows you to check a used iDevice and see if it has been reported stolen.

You just need to type in your device’s IMEI (usually located on the back of an Apple product or in settings) and the page will give you information if the device is activated under another Apple ID. Read more »

iPhone 6 vs 5s – Cinematic vs Regular digital video stabilization

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The Apple iPhone 6 doesn’t come with the optical image stabilization of the bigger iPhone 6 Plus but improves upon the digital video stabilization of the iPhone 5s with Cinematic Video Stabilization. All fancy words but do they matter?

We’ve prepared a couple of video stabilization tests to show you just how much better the iPhone 6 compared to the iPhone 5s and put Apple’s words to the test. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 735 ad wants you to stop the cutout selfie violence

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Nokia’s latest ad wants to usher in the world of allfies – the selfie that doesn’t cut important people (namely the photo-taker) from the picture. For it Nokia puts forth the Lumia 735 which has a wide-angle 5MP front-facing shooter.

The ad is really hilarious and shows the people shooting cutout selfies as cutouts in the real world and shows the reaction from the people around them. Read more »

Apple iPhone 6 hands-on

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The Apple iPhone 6 is finally here at HQ and we’re eager to share some hands on impressions with the smaller of Apple’s flagship devices.

Before we dive into the action let’s get a sense for what the Apple iPhone 6 is. For starters it’s one of Apple’s first two big-screened phone – even if it comes at a time when 4.7″ is considered a mini’s display for Apple iPhone 5s users the iPhone 6 ushers in a big change. Read more »

HTC Butterfly 2 hands-on

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The HTC Butterfly 2 is half of the company’s replacement squad for the HTC One (M8) in markets where the flagship isn’t available. Coupled with the HTC One (E8), it uses more or less the same platform as the One (M8) but lacks the premium build materials and the hefty price tag that comes with them.

Despite its name this is the third overall Butterfly smartphone behind the original and the Butterfly S and HTC hasn’t stood still for the past year. The HTC Butterfly 2 has a key differentiator from the One (E8) and that’s its ability to withstand water for up to 1 meter and dust. Read more »

LG G Watch R hands-on

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Smartwatches are all the rage here at IFA 2014 with Asus, Samsung and Sony getting in the mix and now LG has shown its first rounded smartwatch – the G Watch R.

It has a rounded watch face complete with a 1.3″ rounded POLED (plastic organic light-emitting diode) display, Snapdragon 400 chipset and a battery that will reportedly be able to endure for one day and a half to two days with the always on feature enabled. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge hands-on videos

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Yesterday Samsung was set to unearth the latest Note smartphone but instead of one showed two – the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.

Both are pretty interesting and innovative and whichever one you might like more it doesn’t really matter as we’re showing you our hands-on videos with both, in case you’ve missed our in-depth coverage of Samsung’s UNPACKED event yesterday. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 830, Lumia 735 and Lumia 730 promo videos

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Nokia released three new Windows Phone smartphones (Lumia 830, Lumia 735 and Lumia 730) along with a software update in the face of the Lumia Denim and now it’s time to check out the promo videos.

Nokia has always been very good at this stuff, releasing colorful, upbeat videos to showcase its devices and luckily that has remained intact even after the acquisition by Microsoft. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z3 series promo videos

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After unveiling its latest squad of Android-powered devices Sony has put a heap of promo videos on YouTube that showcase the bunch alone and as a bunch.

We already showed you the individual promo videos for the Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact and it’s now time to give you the promos for the series as a whole. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact promo videos are here

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Sony’s latest tablet is the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact – an 8″ 1200p waterproof slate with front-facing stereo speakers.

As usual Sony has a couple of promo videos to share with users and as we’ve already brought you the videos for the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact here go the Z3 Tablet Compact ones. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact promo videos are live

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The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is here and ready to claim the mini-slash-portable realm and claim it for its own Compact race with specs to kill and a tight water-proof body.

The Xperia Z3 Compact launched with a 4.6″ 720p display, Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2GB of RAM, IP65/68 certification for water-proofing beyond 1.5m, a 20.7MP camera and a couple of promo videos, check those out after the break. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z3 promo videos are out

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Sony just unveiled the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and E3 at its IFA press conference as now it’s time to unleash the promo videos.

We all love this part – the immaculate videos created months in advance to show off a product with perfectly-timed music and effects. Sony’s good at this stuff and the Xperia Z3 is the company’s best phone yet so this should be good. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact video hands-on and camera samples

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This is Sony’s latest mini – the Xperia Z3 Compact – and it has a good claim one the title for the best portable smartphone on the market. As such it will pose a serious threat to Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha and the coveted Apple iPhone 6, to name a few.

Last year’s Xperia Z1 Compact was a first in many ways and carved a name for itself as a device that doesn’t want to be considered a mini in anything but the size and a company that doesn’t shy away from a challenge. Read more »

Sony unveils QX1 and QX30 lens cameras, ActionCam Mini

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Just as previously rumored, Sony has just announced its next batch of lens cameras – the QX1 and QX30. Both cameras will use your smartphone as a viewfinder, have attaching mechanisms for that smartphone but will also be usable detached.

The QX1 is by far the most interesting lens camera from Sony so far. It has an APS-C sensor (the same in size as those in Sony’s line of interchangeable lens cameras and DSLRs) and uses the E Mount to allow multiple lenses to be used. Read more »