Senin, 01 September 2014




A combination of a completely chrome unibody and a big, bright screen make HTC’s flagship phone
the best-looking on the market. A pair of BoomSound speakers for crysta-clear audio, an FM radio,
infrared TV remote and quick media-casting options, make the HTC flagship a powerful, portable
entertainment system. The BlinkFeed UI is also one of the best stock Android alternatives.

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Piping Samsung, HTC and Sony to the post to launch the first next-gen device, the LG G3 has won us
over with its pin-sharp QHD screen, laser-focused 13-MP camera, and lightning-fast processor.
However, its plastic casing and benchmark scores aren’t enough to top the HTC One (M8).

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Samsung Galaxy S5

A relatively modest update on the Galaxy S4, the S5 is nonetheless an impressive handset. Its range
of fitness features and thumbprint scanner give it a unique selling point, while its specs, though high,
are no different from HTC or Sony’s flagships. A rubber back and metal edging add a premium finish.

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Sony Xperia Z2

At 146.8mm x 73.3mm, the Xperia Z2 is a gigantic slab of a phone, but when you consider all the
features it has – including a 5.2-inch screen, 20.7-MP camera, dual speakers and long-life battery
– you forgive its size. Lightning-fast processing is a major selling point, while waterproofing is a plus.

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Google Nexus 5

As a Google product, the Nexus 5 is a long-term investment as it is guaranteed to have first pick of
future updates to the Android OS. However, though it still performs well, in terms of specs – in
particular the processor, camera and battery life – it’s less competitive than it used to be.

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One PlusOne

This Chinese device offers flagship specs for a budget price. This includes a 2.5GHz quad-core
processor and 3GB RAM so that it can run multiple apps without lagging, a 13-MP camera, and a large
screen. The lack of an expandable memory and the CynogenMod 11S OS will put some off though.

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Motorola Moto X

A compact handset, the Moto X is a bit basic, but runs a near stock Android with lots of clever gesture
controls. With the Moto Maker now available in Germany, the prospect of this customisation program
rolling out across Europe has pushed the Motorola back up the charts.

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HTC One mini 2

A cut-price version of the M8, the HTC One mini 2 retains the gunmetal finish, BoomSound speakers
and BlinkFeed interface, but the camera features and motion sensors have been sacrificed. Still this
remains an attractive prospect, even if the price is higher than the average mid-range phone.

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While this is a last-generation phone, the LG G2 remains a low-cost alternative to the new breed of
flagships. The specs may be slipping behind, but when you’re using it in your hand you’ll still be struck
by how well it performs. The range of camera features are also a plus.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3

With a 5.7-inch screen, stylish stylus, and break-neck benchmarking, there is a lot to love about the
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (see our phablet round-up below), however with the Note 4 expected
imminently, you should be aware that you are now buying a last-generation device.

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Buyer’s Guide - TOP 10 BEST TABLETS


Google Nexus 7 (2013)

Sleek minimalist design coupled with the latest Android OS (and promises that it will be first in line for
upgrades), the Nexus 7 both looks and acts the part of a flagship device – but for half the price you
would expect. This slab might be getting on a bit, but it still handles like a dream and will be robust
enough to keep up with the next generation of devices for a few years yet. Though the Nexus 7 offers
16-32GB of storage, some will be disappointed that it lacks a micro SD port.

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Arguably one of the most portable ten-inch tablets available, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is waterproof and
can support a SIM card for 4G use. It is also surprisingly thin and light to carry and includes
power-saving modes to ensure longer battery life. Reasonably high-spec, it has a whopping 3GB RAM.

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Google Nexus 10

Though it has never had the impact the Nexus 7 had, the larger Nexus 10 still offers a high-standard
for 10-inch Android tablets. A super high-resolution screen and powerful processor ensure that it
regularly sells out on the Google Play store, even ifit does lack a 3G/4G option or expandable storage.

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LG G Pad 8.3

A well-rounded tablet, the LG G Pad 8.3 offers solid specs with a selection of impressive built-in apps.
This includes Polaris Office so you can write documents on the go and QPair, which shares your
smartphone notifications to your tablet, so you never miss important updates.

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Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 Wifi 

The smallest tablet in Samsung’s collection, the TabPRO8.4 proves that good things do come in small
packages. A stunning 359ppi screen puts the Nexus 7 to shame, though we’d prefer higher quality
speakers. However, an eight-MP camera and intuitive interface are good compensation.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)

While TouchWiz and the fake plastic stitching on the sides are disappointing, the new Note 10.1 does
a good job of updating the original 2012 model. First and foremost is the addition of the popular S Pen
stylus, with superb handwriting recognition and specialist features for drawing.

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Samsung Galaxy Note PRO 12.2

This titanic Samsung tab offers a gigantic 12.2-inch HD screen. The size and weight make it less
portable and add a lot to the price, but drawing with the S Pen stylus feels very natural on the large
canvas, while a blistering processor makes light work of running apps on the screen simultaneously.

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Advent Vega Tegra Note 7

Better late than never, three years after the original Advent Vega wowed Android users, the low-price
tablet is back in seven-inch form. While it falls behind the class leaders, a silky smooth processor,
expandable storage, and two front-facing speakers make it great for gaming.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7”

The ultimate media-consumption device. Buy movies, music and books through Amazon, then view
them on the Fire HDX’s bright, colourful display. The Amazon fork OS isn’t as customisable as stock
Android, but for those looking for a no-fuss UX that just works, the Kindle is a great choice.

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8

Available in both eight and ten-inch models, Lenovo offers an alternative to the rectangular
slab-shaped tablet with the Yoga Tablet. Built with a tube down one side for better grip and using as a
stand for viewing videos, this also houses a large battery that will last longer than most.

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Buyer’s Guide - TOP 10 BUDGET BUYS


Moto G

The Moto X’s budget cousin set new standards for the low-cost phone when it launched last year and
continues to dominate. While it is made of a cheap plastic and has limited memory, the Moto G has
not compromised on screen quality, which is 4.5 inches of sturdy Gorilla Glass 3 and offers 1280 x
720 pixels, perfect for most users. Running near stock Android, Motorola has confirmed Moto G’s next
upgrade will be Android L, ensuring future proofing for some time.

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Moto E

Available for under £100, SIM free, and no contract, the Moto E is the ultimate no-strings attached
smartphone. A sturdy, splashproof case, 1980mAh battery that will go the distance and micro SD to
expand the tiny 1GB memory, the Moto E is an impressive build that won’t break the bank. Read more...

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

While Samsung’s high-end handsets get a lot of attention, the company has a much broader range.
The Galaxy Ace 3 is now on its third incarnation, and at £174 it sits neatly in the budget to mid-range
category. This is a 4G handset with a distinctive Samsung look and features. Read more...

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HTC Desire 300

Made in the same mould as the HTC One M8, this phone has a similar design but is made of cheaper
hardware, with plastic chassis and lacking the BoomSound speakers. It does boast the much-lauded
BlinkFeed to view all your social networks, but poor specs leave us questioning the price tag. Read more...

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Acer Liquid Z5

A good-looking phone with tapered edges, the Acer Liquid Z5 offers a stylish alternative to most black
brick handsets. Its innovative Float Apps interface also makes it easy to multi-task apps. However,
humdrum specs, like a low-res screen, leave it ranking low in the competitive world of budget phones. Read more...

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Nokia X

The announcement of a slimmer, faster Nokia X2 coming later this year has driven the Nokia X down,
but this original Microsoft-Android hybrid still deserves attention. A best-selling handset in India and
Pakistan, it has great build quality with a tough polycarbonate chassis available in a range of colours. Read more...

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Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini

The understated style and low-end specs make the Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini a great option for
first-time or light users. SwiftKey as the default keyboard is a welcome addition, however it’s hard to
justify the excessive bloatware on a phone that only has 4GB storage. Read more...

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Huawei Ascend Y300

While only offering a dual-core processor is going to damn this Huawei in the eyes of many potential
buyers, it shouldn’t be dismissed quickly. The well-reviewed Ascend Y530 is only a slight spec upgrade
on the Y300, but is around double the price. Ideal for young or cash-strapped users. Read more...

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ZTE Blade V

The cheapest quad-core phone on the market, the ZTE Blade V has enough power to blast through
most tasks, including graphically demanding games. But beyond its bargain price there is little to get
excited about here, with questionable build quality, not enough RAM and a third-rate camera. Read more...

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HTC Desire 610 Reviews

Producing compelling devices at the low to mid-range is vital to HTC’s business. Does the Desire 610 deliver?

It feels like every time we talk about a HTC device nowadays we say that it’s vital to the future of the company. This is as much about the gaps in its product line-up as it is the less-than-ideal financial state of the company. While flagship and halo products are the devices that grab all the headlines, it’s the low to mid-range phones that sell by the millions that can really contribute to a company’s bottom line, and for HTC, that means the Desire range.

Here we have the Desire 610 that looks to tick a lot of the boxes for today’s potential customers. It’s reasonably priced (the £225 SIM-free price is not as important as where operators pitch the phone on their contract and prepay plans), it wears the Desire brand that still carries a certain amount of gravitas among consumers, it has a 4.7-inch screen to appeal to those looking for bigger screens and it includes 4G LTE connectivity. Many of these features it shares with the Desire 816, its 5.5-inch big brother, but although the phablet form factor does well in a lot of markets, the 610 is expected to be more popular in the UK.

Choosing a processor for this type of device seems particularly easy nowadays. Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core. Job done. Thankfully, that’s a great choice – it’s a very capable processor, clearly cheap and very power efficient, particularly when idle. Devices such as this one are all about compromising in the right places. The Desire 610 has 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, expandable via micro SD. Connectivity is good even though 5GHz Wi-Fi is omitted, NFC support in particular is a pleasant surprise. The main camera is a reasonably solid eight-megapixel unit and the front-facing camera has 1.3 megapixels rather than the five megapixels we are more used to seeing on HTC devices now (including the Desire 816).

So far so good then, but there is one compromise that might be a step too far and that is the inclusion of a qHD screen. The resolution itself is not uncommon, but the problem is that the screen feels sub-par at 4.7-inch. Text can appear a little fuzzy, particularly when compared to competitor devices such as the Moto G, which has a 720p 4.5-inch screen.

In fairness to the Desire 610, the similarly priced LG G2 Mini also has a 4.7-inch QHD screen. Where the G2 Mini excels and the Desire 610 suffers is in overall dimensions. While the LG has very slim bezels and an impressively compact overall size, the Desire 610 is the polar opposite.

Wide bezels at the sides of the screen and a very tall design overall thanks to the BoomSound speakers means the phone feels large in the hand – at 9.6mm it’s not particularly thin either. The smooth back and curved sides do make the phone comfortable to hold and use, though one-handed use is a stretch. Literally. The phone is available in a number of colours, subtle in navy blue or vibrant in white.

“That’s a great choice – it’s a very capable processor, clearly cheap and very power efficient”

The Desire 610 runs HTC’s respected Sense 6 atop Android 4.4.2, with a design language that isn’t too far removed from what we’ll see later this year in Android L. Performance is very good – one benefit of a lower resolution screen is that the processor doesn’t have to work as hard, which has benefits both in overall performance and battery life. The Desire 610 won’t disappoint on either front. The Desire 610 certainly isn’t a game changer among its peers but at the same time, as with almost all mid-tier devices nowadays, it is a very easy phone to live with


The Desire 610 won’t be a blockbuster device for HTC, but it’s a step in the right direction. On a cheap contract it’s definitely worth a look


OnePlus One Reviews

Can the sub-£300 OnePlus One live up to the company’s Never Settle mantra, or is it pure hype?

What do you do if you’re a small Chinese company spun out of Oppo and you want to make the world sit up and take note of your new smartphone, but you don’t have a massive Samsung-esque marketing budget to do it with? Here’s how. The first step is to tell your potential customers that you’re going to make the best device in town. With its Never Settle motto, OnePlus made it clear from the start that the device was going to be a monster. Next, simply announce that you’re going to sell it insanely cheap, undercutting not only everybody else’s flagships but a bunch of mid-range devices too.

And so goes the story of the OnePlus One, the £269.99 (in 64GB specification no less!) super-phone that does indeed pack the very latest technology in almost all areas of the device. So what do you get for your money?

The processor is a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801, which is the best CPU you will find right now. This is backed up by 3GB of RAM and that 64GB ROM (each equalling the best we’ve seen in any device). The screen is a 5.5-inch 1080p unit with Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. Every networking technology you could wish for is included, with the possible exception of AptX Bluetooth audio, which isn’t included due to the stock Android nature of the software build.

The phone is unquestionably targeted at enthusiasts and with that in mind, the darling ROM of Android fans everywhere is preloaded – CyanogenMod. Right out of the box you get the enhanced CyanogenMod 11S, support for switching to regular CM nightly builds and an unlockable bootloader. An Android nerd’s dream! Of course, all the lovely bits inside wouldn’t mean anything if the device looked and felt horrible, but thankfully that isn’t the case. The design is simple – it looks a lot like a scaled up Oppo Find 5 – but it works, in the same way that Nexus devices just work. The device has a plain black front with a silver trim and is available with either a soft-touch textured Sandstone Black back or in Silk White, which is a more conventional smooth white finish. Build quality is absolutely top notch, with no flex or creak at all.

So the specifications are right, the build and design are up to scratch, what is it like to use? Impressive. The screen is bright and sharp with exceptional colour tuning, the sound is loud and clear and the device positively speeds along, as you’d expect given the internals. The tweaks to CyanogenMod for the One are minimal so the build feels very stock Android. One area that has received attention is the Camera app. It’s been enhanced to really make the most of the One’s excellent 13-megapixel camera and the equally impressive five-megapixel front-facing shooter.

“With its Never Settle motto, OnePlus made it clear from the start that the device was oi to be a monster”

OnePlus’ Never Settle mantra slips only on a couple of occasions. The first is the fact that there is no micro SD onboard, which many enthusiasts are fond of. In reality, with a whopping 64GB available, it is a non-issue. The other is the lack of a QHD (2K) screen. The LG G3 has shown that at this point in time, QHD screens aren’t a noticeable step up in quality and certainly not worth the hit in battery life or device performance.

So, you want one? Sadly, OnePlus simply don’t seem to be able to make enough devices, and as such chasing is currently possible with a hard-to-find invite. Production should however scale up in the near future. We hope


If you can get one, and handle its 5.5-inch size, the One is an absolute must buy. Epic

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LG G3 Reviews

The LG G3 is big and packed with features, with an astonishingly good screen the highlight from the premium end’s new flag bearer

The new LG G3 is quite simply the most feature-rich handset to be launched in the UK. It has a stunning array of features that put it right at the head of the pack in terms of technical capabilities, and for the most part, we are very impressed indeed.


LG has put a lot of thought into the design of this handset and worked hard to keep it as pocket-friendly as possible. The 5.5-inch screen is just a few millimetres away from the long edges and very close to the short edges too, so that the overall size of the phone is relatively small. Yes, it is still difficult to reach across for one-handed use, but as handsets with large screens go the overall size is impressively svelte.

The Android buttons take up screen space rather than being on the chassis, so that there is a loss of screen area for apps, but a gain in terms of keeping the chassis size small. The power and volume buttons are on the back of the chassis. We first saw this arrangement in the LG G2, and here the buttons seem better designed. There is a sight indent on the volume buttons and a slight raise to the power button that sits between them, and this helps you find all three by touch alone. It does take a bit of getting used to, but it is a neat idea that means the sides of the phone can be largely clear. You can set the volume up and down buttons to launch LG’s QuickMemo and Camera apps respectively when the screen is off.

The LG G3 is available in black, gold and white shades. It has to be said that for a flagship handset we’d have liked a more premium quality feel to the design. The backplate has a brushed metal look but is made from plastic, and when compared to the superbly built HTC One (M8), the LG G3 seems second class. But then so does every other handset.

“The ace in the pack for the LG G3 is its screen. It is sharp, bright and clear, and immediately shines out as something quite special”


The ace in the pack for the LG G3 is its screen. The size we have already noted. It is sharp, bright and clear, and immediately shines out at you as something quite special. In fact it is a quad HD screen that packs in 2560 x 1440 pixels. That gives it a massive 534 pixels per inch, putting every other handset currently available in the UK in the shade We often say that pixel count alone is not enough to make us enthuse about a handset’s screen. An we hold to that here.

The screen is certainly a cut above the average, but we aren’t convinced that all those extra pixels make a huge difference to the clarity and quality of what you can see when compared to, say, the 1920 x 1080 pixels of the 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S5 and fi ve-inch HTC One (M8). As this pixel count becomes more widespread we may see apps that really take advantage, though. We’ll hold judgement for a while.

Other plus points for the screen include its ver good viewing angles and brightness levels, both o which add to its appeal. Yes, it is very good and whether you are watching a movie or reading an ebook, playing a game or writing email, the screen’s high resolution and general quality is definitely a plus point that’s not to be ignored. This is just about as good as it gets.

Performance and battery

The processor behind the LG G3 is a top-of-the-range 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, which is supported by 2GB of RAM in our 16GB version of the handset. If you can get hold of a 32GB G3 then there’s 3GB of RAM in support. Despite these superb specs, some users have reported a slight lag using the LG G3, but this was not our experience. In fact, our 16GB review handset turned in top performances against our benchmarks, delivering an AnTuTu score of 35226, just a shade below the HTC One (M8), and showing off a blistering 23407 in the Quadrant benchmark.

The other specifications are as high-end as you would expect with NFC and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac all in the mix. The USB On The Go facility means we were able to read data, including music and video, from a USB stick. And, of course, this is a 4G phone. A handset like this is probably going to have to do a lot more work than your average phone, delivering catch up TV, music, GPS-based navigation and more in an average day’s work. It is driven by a power-hungry processor and a greedy screen. It is an unfortunate trade off that it takes more power to run the LG G3’s superb screen than it would a smaller, lower quality one. So there is inevitable effect on battery life. And the brighter you have the screen, the more power it. will need too. It does go very, very bright indeed, so take care with the manual screen settings. Overall, the 3000mAh battery was an average rather than a stunning performer, and we often needed to give it a power boost in the late afternoon or early evening to survive.


The LG G3 runs on Android 4.4 making it bang up to date. You’d expect that from a flagship phone. LG has always been keen on skinning Android and that remains the case here. The net result of all the software additions is that the 16GB of installed memory is reduced to 10.4GB.

While LG adds an awful lot to Android it feels quite light. The skin design is pleasant to look at and nothing feels over the top. There are plenty of detail tweaks to be found through the settings area. You can, for example, as we’ve seen before from LG, fiddle with the Android hotkeys so that they are in your preferred order. And there are facilities to change the position of the dialpad and keyboard to make them hug the left or right of the screen for easier one-handed use.

Gesture controls are plentiful with recognised staples like answering an incoming call by lifting the phone to your ear and turning the LG G3 face down to silence incoming calls being accompanied by using that same face-down motion to pause video or stop an alarm.

There are several multitasking features. You can open a number of apps from a QSlide menu so that they sit in a window on top of what you are doing. The range of apps supported includes a calculator, internet browser, phone dialer and more. You get to the QSlide menu from the notifications area.

You can also split the screen and view two apps at once. Not all apps are compatible, but the range includes plenty that are useful such as maps, YouTube, email and web browser. Looking at two apps at once is a bit of a squeeze on the 5.5-inch screen, but it might be useful at times.

And, of course, LG adds a few apps to the Android standards. It is nice to see an FM radio here as a basic addition. QuickMemo+ is the note-taking app of choice and you can either type or draw with a finger to make notes. There’s a separate task manager called, erm, Tasks, which lets you set due dates and issue reminders. A fi le manager is useful for keeping track of all your bits and pieces, and an app called Quick Remote lets you use the built-in infrared as a remote control for your TV and other equipment. It is easy to set up multiple ‘rooms’ and multiple devices.


The LG G3’s cameras are both very competent. The back-facing 13-megapixel camera benefits from laser autofocus. A laser is used to measure the distance between lens and object, to allow for much faster focusing. This can help with taking shots in gloomy locations. The dual LED flash also helps in low-light situations. Optical image stabilisation helps improve the clarity.

LG has taken a ‘less is more’ approach to working with both cameras, with the screen left pretty much clear to act as an unobstructed viewfinder. The Dual mode is one of the few camera options available, allowing you to take a photo with front and back cameras simultaneously. You can resize the smaller of the two images – which by default is that from the front camera – and invert the smaller image to be that from the back camera by tapping the screen.


"The screen is outstanding and overall this is a very attractive handset. It sets a high benchmark for premium handsets to aim at"

The LG G3 is a lovely phone. Yes, it is expensive, but it does have a very strong mix of features that come toget er in a ti y package. The screen, obviously, is a highlight, but the well thought out and small set of software additions, good overlay to Android, impressive cameras and hassle-free performance are all endearing too. If only the chassis quality were better.

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