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Huawei Mate 7 Review: Big is beautiful again

Published by on Apr 22nd, 2015, 10 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.

Before we get to the full review, here are some key features: (more…)

Competition: Huawei Mate 7 Giveaway!

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, 26 Comments

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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.

Recently the Huawei Mate 7 has made its way into the South African market. We will be publishing our full review of this phablet tomorrow (22 April), but we thought we would wet you appetites with a giveaway. That’s right, we are giving away the flagship Huawei Mate 7 in conjunction with Huawei SA. (more…)

BWB TV Review: Microsoft Lumia 535 – Windows for all?

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, No Comments

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2015 is an interesting year for Microsoft. For the first time in years, the Redmond company seems to be establishing a vivid ecosystem, with results which look – so far – to be impressive. From the forthcoming release of Windows 10, to Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft now has the opportunity to regain the confidence of its consumer base – and that pursuit of critical appeal is where the firm’s newest budget smartphone, the Lumia 535, comes into play.

You can read the full written review here. But first, below is the video review by Bryan Smith. Please check it out and let us know what you think. (more…)

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…)

Nokia planning to make phones again (in 2016)

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, 11 Comments

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Many people thought that we had seen the last of Nokia when they sold its Lumia devices business to Microsoft. Luckily that’s not the case – we have already seen the Nokia N1 Android tablet being released last year, and now news comes that they will be re-entering the smartphone game. (more…)

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…)

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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