With the introduction of the Lumia 630 and 635 models, we have our first look at the next generation of low cost Windows Phone devices, and the Lumia 630 is a phone with many firsts for this segment. It’s the first phone launched with Windows Phone 8.1 from any manufacturer. It’s also the first phone released after the acquisition of Nokia by Microsoft, though the phone was announced at BUILD prior to the final paperwork was completed on the acquisition. This is the first Windows Phone ever with an optional Dual SIM model. This is also the first Windows Phone which incorporates a SensorCore branded pedometer. It’s the first Windows Phone which replaces the hardware back, home, and search keys with on-screen equivalents, and...

Sony launches Xperia Z1 Compact, Z1S at CES 2014

Today at CES, Sony announced the Xperia Z1 Compact. This phone finally fills a slot that has been ignored in the Android device space, which is a phone that...

19 by Joshua Ho on 1/7/2014

ASUS at CES 2014: ROG 27” 1440p 120Hz G-Sync Monitor, Tablets, Smartphones, and a new Transformer Book

This year at the Consumer Electronics Show, ASUS are attacking mobile in more ways than one. We have bodies/editors on the ground to get hands on with all...

56 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2014

Huawei Announces Ascend Mate 2 - 6.1 inch and 1.6 GHz Quad Core

We’re here at Huawei’s 2014 CES press conference, where they’ve announced their newest smartphone, the Huawei Ascend Mate 2. The Ascend Mate 2 is the successor to the Ascend...

8 by Brian Klug on 1/6/2014

Audience Announces its Fourth Generation Voice Processor - eS700 Series

We've been covering and tracking ambient noise reduction technologies in smartphones for a while now, and one of the players in that space, Audience, is announcing its fourth generation...

1 by Brian Klug on 1/6/2014

LG Announces G Flex Coming to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile in 2014

We've been using and working on our review of the SK Telecom version of the LG G Flex, and have heard rumors about the device coming stateside and to...

2 by Brian Klug on 1/6/2014

NVIDIA Tegra K1 Preview & Architecture Analysis

NVIDIA has taken to using CES as its platform for launching members of its Tegra mobile SoC family. This year was no different as it shifted branding a bit...

87 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/6/2014

NVIDIA Announces Tegra K1 SoC with Optional Denver CPU Cores

At its CES press conference, NVIDIA finally revealed the marketing name for Project Logan - NVIDIA's latest mobile SoC: Tegra K1. NVIDIA hasn't said much about the architectural details...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/5/2014

NVIDIA CES 2014 Press Conference Live Blog

We are seated at NVIDIA's CES 2014 Press Conference. Our live blog begins at 8:00PM PT.

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Jarred Walton on 1/5/2014

Motorola Moto G Review

I like what the new Motorola is doing. It seems like an eternity ago, but I remember when phone launches with Motorola meant a variety of variants all with...

119 by Brian Klug on 12/18/2013

Google Play Edition LG G Pad 8.3, Sony Z Ultra, White Nexus 7 Announced

Today Google dropped by news of three new products hitting the Google Play store's device section, Google Play editions of LG's G Pad 8.3 and Sony's Xperia Z Ultra...

39 by Brian Klug on 12/10/2013

Smartphone Audio Quality Testing

We spend a lot of time watching and listening to our smartphones and tablets. The younger you are the more likely you are to turn to them for watching...

186 by Chris Heinonen on 12/8/2013

A Month with the HTC One max

A Month with the HTC One max In October I was contacted by HTC’s PR agency here in London, and after a series of discussions they sent me a HTC...

43 by Ian Cutress on 12/5/2013

Google Nexus 5 Review

Each year, Google picks a silicon vendor, a hardware partner, and releases a new version of Android running on top of them. The result is a Nexus phone, and...

231 by Brian Klug on 12/5/2013

A Look at LG G Flex and its Deformable Plastic OLED DIsplay

Today we had a chance to get hands on with LG's very hyped flexible, curved smartphone, the aptly named LG G Flex. We're going to be reviewing it and...

22 by Brian Klug on 12/4/2013

Futuremark Begins Delisting "Cheating" Mobile Devices from 3DMark Database

Over the summer, following a tip from @AndreiF7, we documented an interesting behavior on the Exynos 5 Octa versions of Samsung's Galaxy S 4. Upon detecting certain benchmarks the...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/26/2013

A Post about Removable Storage, Removable Batteries and Smartphones

There's been a lot of talk lately about our position on removable storage and removable batteries in smartphones. Most of the discussion has centered around what we've said in...

375 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 11/25/2013

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805: 2.5GHz, 128-bit Memory Interface, D3D11-class Graphics & More

Qualcomm has had an incredible year. It wasn’t too long ago that I was complaining about Qualcomm’s release cadence, the lull between Scorpion and Krait allowed competitors like NVIDIA...

105 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/22/2013

Qualcomm Announces Fourth Gen Cat 6 LTE Modem – MDM9x35

In addition to the IPQ8064 news this morning, Qualcomm released a host of other product announcements we're working our way through. Among them is news of its fourth generation...

16 by Brian Klug on 11/20/2013

Qualcomm Atheros Announces New Internet Processor Category - IPQ8064 and IPQ8062

Today Qualcomm Atheros is announcing two new products and an entirely new category on its roadmap, the Internet Processor, prefixed IPQ (Internet Processor Qualcomm). The two new SoCs are...

22 by Brian Klug on 11/20/2013

Android 4.4 Factory Images Now Available for Nexus 4, 7 (2012 and 2013), and 10

Although Google started its official rollout of Android 4.4 KitKat over the air updates to Nexus devices a few days ago, it always takes days or weeks before the...

33 by Brian Klug on 11/14/2013

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