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48 hours with the Sony Xperia Z3 – First Impressions

One of the most curious aspects of today’s Android market is how Sony hasn’t quite managed to crack it. For the past few years it’s unveiled a series of fantastic phones, and yet – for one reason or another – they don’t catch on. Could it be lack of effort in marketing? Low interest from the major U.S. carriers? Lack of ambition? Perhaps a mixture of all three and then some. And yet, … [read full article]

iPhone 6 Plus Review – Apple’s outstanding entry to the “phablet” market

I use “phablet” in quotation marks for one reason: While a year or two back, the term could be used for a specific area of the smartphone market, in 2014 that’s not so easy to do. Where there was once a line of size distinction, it’s now blurred. Device screen sizes range from 4.5-inches to 5.7-inches, and many of today’s flagships devices are those with displays above the 5-inch mark. But in Apple’s … [read full article]

OnePlus One Review – Not quite a flagship killer, but great nonetheless

“Never Settle”, a phrase which OnePlus has taken as its vague inspiration for a device that it wants to kill the flagship phones. Its production videos boast of a purposeful design, of no compromise and market-beating performance. But the reality doesn’t quite live up to those aspirations. I’ve had plenty of time with the OnePlus One to bring you my thoughts on it. . Design The OnePlus One design … [read full article]

Coocoo Planet review

If I was to sum up the essence of Coocoo Planet in a phrase, it’d be: the love child of Tamagotchi, Candy Crush and the Sims. It’s an addictive game where you not only have to build worlds, but also care for individual characters. Dubbed Coocoomons, these characters – and their world – are designed to resemble sweet, sugary treats. Upon opening the game up, you’re immediately greeted by a friendly in-game host … [read full article]

Hands on with the LG G3 [video]

As promised, a video showing an overview of the LG G3. I was at the announcement today, and rushed to get my hands on it immediately after the presentation ended. Although the geek in me loves that it has a pixel density over 500ppi, and a laser-guided fancy auto-focus system on the camera, what impressed me most was that they fit such a large (5.5-inch) display in to a relatively small chassis. In hand it felt smaller … [read full article]

HTC One M8 review – The best Android phone just got better

With 2013′s HTC One, the Taiwanese manufacturer set the standard for Android device hardware manufacturing and design. Its aluminum unibody paired with awesome components and performance made it last year’s best smartphone (in the eyes of many). This year, it’s back with a new shape, better performance, better hardware design and a weird camera set-up. But can it hold a light to its predecessor? Absolutely. It launches in Magenta flavor on April 11, … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 – Hands On

So, as you know, I got my hands on the Galaxy S5 on Monday evening. It’s now Thursday, and I finally found a chance to upload my hands on video. You’ll have to forgive me for the “Phonedog.com” intro and sign-off. I’d been introducing videos for Phonedog all day, it kind of got engrained in me. We’re still yet to receive information on the Galaxy S5′s launch date on T-Mobile. We know it’s April, and we know … [read full article]

Moto G, simply the best phone under $200 [Review]

I don’t think any company’s released a more talked-about handset under $200 than Motorola with its Moto G. And for good reason. It’s the first time anyone’s really brought a great experience, and decent spec-list to a phone in that price range. I got one just over a week back and have grown to like it a lot, although it does have its problems. Design The Moto G’s design should be applauded. It feels fantastic in hand. … [read full article]

Motorola Moto G – Unboxing and First Impressions [Video]

Once I found out the Moto G would be available in a model supporting T-Mobile’s bands, I’ve been meaning to get hold of it, and give you guys the rundown and review it. Today was the day I finally managed to snag one. Let’s get this out the way first: This phone isn’t meant to compete with the likes of the Galaxy S4, HTC One or even the Nexus 5. Just a quick glance down the spec … [read full article]