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Samsung Galaxy A5 review: pedal to the metal

Published by on Apr 24th, 2015, No Comments

 

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There once was a time in smartphone history where the line in the sand was clearly drawn. On one side stood Apple, with a beautiful but limited operating system housed in a premium and stylish aluminium frame. On the other was Samsung, with a gaudy but incredibly flexible Android system stationed in enough plastic to make tupperware jealous.

Fast forward, and that axis still exists… arguably. Yet how times have changed; as Apple slowly and carefully extends iOS’ reach, Samsung have made the leap from plastic to metal; and what a fantastic leap that is. The Galaxy A5 is the second Samsung smartphone to stand on this precipice and reap the results.

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Huawei Mate 7 Review: Big is beautiful again

Published by on Apr 22nd, 2015, 11 Comments

d2 Huawei is making a big push in SA and we are happy to see it. They strive to bring top-notch devices at more affordable prices – something Chinese firms are very good at doing. Huawei, Lenovo and Xaomi are all top 5 smartphone manufacturers in the world and the competition is fierce. You might notice that Huawei has dropped the ‘Ascend’ name (previously this phone was called the Ascend Mate 7) – they are completely refining their branding and naming conventions.

Recently the Huawei Mate 7 has made its way into the South African market and we were lucky enough to review it for an extended period of time. I actually took it on a trip to Europe and exclusively used it as my daily driver for the two weeks, so it had a lot of work to do.

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Samsung drops own branding to sell Galaxy S6 in Japan

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, No Comments

Samsung JapanSamsung might be one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, but even they have difficulty gaining market share in some countries. Among these, the most important market where Samsung is lagging is Japan. Samsung only has 5.6% market share in Japan compared to the 51.5% Apple owns. The company is willing to do anything to gain more market share in Japan with its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, even dropping its own brand. (more…)

Sony launches Xperia Z4

Published by on Apr 20th, 2015, 1 Comment

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April 20th saw the surreptitious launch of Sony Corporation’s 2015 flagship – the Xperia Z4.

The firm announced the release of the forthcoming smartphone over a blog post on its Japanese website, indicating that the new device won’t be immediately available internationally.

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Could the LG Stylus be the company’s upcoming phablet

Published by on Apr 20th, 2015, No Comments

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Forget the rumours surrounding the LG G4 for a second, there’s another phone to discuss now. A couple months back, we first heard of an LG phone flying under the codename LS770 being approved by the FCC in the United States; at the time, we weren’t quite sure what the phone was, although we did know of the existence of a 5.8-inch display and a respectably-sized 3,000 mAh battery. (more…)

Android For Work arrives on Google Play

Published by on Apr 17th, 2015, 1 Comment

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Earlier in February this year, Google officially revealed Android for Work – a profile (for Lollipop users) or app (for Ice Cream Sandwich to KitKat users) designed to integrate enterprise and business functions into an employee’s private Android phone.

Yesterday saw Google release the official Android for Work app on the Play Store, which allows Android users to keep two copies of the same app – one for work, and the other for personal use.

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Yes, this is the LG G4

Published by on Apr 17th, 2015, 2 Comments

lg-g4-facebook LG has on Facebook made official what LG (probably) outed over the weekend: This is the LG G4. This marketing shot of a woman holding the G4 is the same as one used in that leaked G4 preview site, only from a different angle. (more…)

Check out the new teaser video of the LG G4′s Quantum HD display

Published by on Apr 16th, 2015, No Comments

LG-G4It seems as though everybody and his dog knows everything about the upcoming LG G4. There has been so many leaks and published information the phone already feels like it is on sale. Well, there is still more information to be had!

LG is keeping the teasing going for its April 28 New York City / London G4 launch event with this LG G4 display teaser video… (more…)

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