Android Phone Reviews

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Building on the very successful Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 7  on the 2nd of August. The company’s latest Note packs in many firsts for the series and also reintroduces some key features that were missing from its predecessor.

LeEco Le 2 Review

LeEco Le 2 Review

LeEco, formerly Letv, is a fairly new entrant in the smartphone market, but the company has made a name for itself in China and India thanks to their blitzkrieg marketing. In India, the company recently launched its budget handset, the LeEo Le 2, to take on the massively popular Redmi Note 3 from Xiaomi.

Review: Oppo A37

Review: Oppo A37

As far as smartphone reviews go, there is rarely a time when one finds a device so perfectly designed to meet its market that its flaws, though annoying, seem too trivial a matter. The Oppo A37, is not that device, but it does come dangerously close to being it. The device might not be perfect, it even lacks a full HD screen, but it kind of grows on you, eventually.

OnePlus 3 Review: Finally, the Flagship Killer Is Here

OnePlus 3 Review: Finally, the Flagship Killer Is Here

I have had a love-hate relationship with OnePlus. Even before the company announced their original flagship killer, the OnePlus One, the very prospect of a company launching a phone running CyanogenMod out of the box got me excited.

Honor 5c Review

Honor 5c Review

Huawei’s online-only sub-brand Honor has made a name for itself with some excellent budget devices that are doing extremely well in the European and Chinese market. The latest entrant from the company in its Honor lineup is the Honor 5c that sits just below the Honor 5X.

Moto G4 Plus Review: A No-Nonsense Mid-Ranger

Moto G4 Plus Review: A No-Nonsense Mid-Ranger

The original Moto G played a key role in bringing Motorola back from the dead. The handset sold like hot cakes in India, United States, and Brazil and helped Motorola in once again cementing its position in the smartphone market. The company then followed it up with the Moto G2 and Moto G3, both of which were excellent handsets in their own right. 

Sony Xperia X review

Sony Xperia X review

The cracks are starting to show in the smartphone world, I believe. Under incredible pressure from Chinese manufacturers like Huawei/Honor, Meizu and Xiaomi, the old guard are having to change tack and try something different just to survive. So we had LG and its ill-fated detachable bottom module, and now Sony has abandoned its ‘three sizes’ strategy in favour of the same size but having three levels of specification, with the Xperia X the first to be available. Hmm…. While I applaud the choice of specs, I do think this ‘one (physical) size fits all’ strategy is potentially more confusing in the long run.

LG G5 review: a flakily finished but futuristic flagship?

LG G5 review: a flakily finished but futuristic flagship?

If there’s one company you can count on to shake things up with something different for each year’s flagship then it’s probably LG. They like taking risks – and that’s fine – but after evaluating the latest, the G5, it does seem as if they went a bit too far this time. Unpleasant edges, a wacky replaceable bottom concept, a dual camera that doesn’t really add much. Read on for the details in our LG G5 review, but it just doesn’t feel like a top-end flagship. And that’s a crying shame, given the absolute top end specifications and ambitions.

Oppo R9 Review

Oppo R9 Review

The Oppo R9, also called the F1 Plus in some markets, is touted as Oppo’s flagship device for the very Dorian Gray public of today – narcissistic and selfie obsessed. Unlike Dorian Gray, however, they need not have to sit through an arduous painting, but can have their image immortalised for eternity within seconds with the higher resolution front camera. Whether this image does justice to their beauty, or not, can be discovered later in this review.

HTC 10 Review: A Perfect Slice of High-Tech

HTC 10 Review: A Perfect Slice of High-Tech

As the first company to really deliver unibody aluminium smartphones to the mainstream, HTC has got some form in this game, of course. All the HTC One devices have been terrifically built, and the 10 here is no exception.