smartphone

  • LG announces the V30 Smartphone: Heading to Australia

    LG have unveiled their latest flagship smartphone in Berlin ahead of the IFA show kicking off tomorrow. Taking design inspiration from the G6 which launched in March at Mobile World Congress, the V30 features the 18:9 ratio full body display, and despite that is shorter and narrower than its...
  • Sony Xperia XZ review: Stunning premium device

    When I first saw what the Sony Xperia XZ Premium was capable of earlier this year, I knew it would be a great phone.  And that’s confirmed having tested it for the last few weeks. On sale now at JB Hi-Fi, Telstra, Optus, Virgin and direct from Sony –...
  • Vodafone adds two smartphones under $180: Alcatel A3XL & U5 Review

    As the years go on, we’re seeing more and more quality phones hit the market at affordable prices.  These phones are normally ideally suited to youngsters getting their first phones, teenagers replacing broken phones, or older Australians who don’t really care to spend $1000 on a phone but know...
  • Know who’s calling: Whitepages introduces new smartphone feature

    When the Australian Tax Office calls, do you know it’s them?  When the local council is on the phone are you ready to take their call about your rates?  An update to the White Pages app will tell you who’s calling when the number isn’t in your phone. You know...
  • Kogan Agora 8 review: Hands on with the $199 smartphone

    If you’re looking for a smartphone under $200 you’re probably well aware that you’re not going to get iPhone or Samsung quality.  That said, you might be bloody surprised at what you can get for that price. One such option is online retailer Kogan.com. For several years the Kogan...
  • LG K4 Smartphone at Telstra for $179

    LG has released a new affordable smartphone into Telstra stores at a sub-$200 price. For $179 you’ll get this 5-inch smartphone with a slim 8.1mm size. Ideal as a first phone for the kids, or as a smartphone for that grey-nomad who has been clinging to their flip phone,...
  • Alcatel launches the 6 inch A3 XL for under $200

    When I saw this phone at CES in January I never imagined it would be priced at just $199 – the Alcatel A3 XL is a huge screen (6 inch) smartphone with a good look and impressive specs. Here’s a smartphone with fingerprint technology at under $200, 4G speeds,...
  • Kogan’s new smartphone: Kogan Agora 8 – $199

    A dual-SIM, 4G, 5 inch, Quad-Core smartphone running Android 7: Sounds pretty good – likely pretty expensive. Nope.  Kogan is back with their 2017 Flagship smartphone the Kogan Agora 8 and at a pre-sale price of $199. The price is pretty darn good given the Kogan Agora 6 is...
  • Audi demonstrate a Q8 sport concept with built-in Android infotainment

    Audi continues its push into the high-tech car space with a demonstration this week at Google’s annual developer conference. Already renowned for their high-tech “Virtual Cockpit” this concept takes the connected car to a new level. Currently to access services like Spotify or Google Assistant and to use Google...
  • Inside HTC’s Taiwan smartphone factory: An insight into Research, Design & Manufacturing

    We all carry them around, we rely on them every single day, hundreds of times a day – yet very little time is exhausted wondering; how is this made?  This week, I got a look behind the secure doors in HTC’s Taiwan factory to see the new HTC U11...
  • HTC announces flagship “squeezable” U11

    Celebrating 20 years since they began, HTC isn’t slowing down in 2017, today announcing their next flagship smartphone, the U11 in Taipei. Not really known by the public as HTC in their early days – the company was making devices for others, like the trusty Compaq IPAQ (which I...
  • Huawei P10 Australian pricing: $899 through Vodafone, Optus & Virgin Mobile

    How important is price?  Very important, and despite a $100 increase on the price of the flagship P9 last year, Huawei are still more than competitive on price with the 2017 flagship the P10. Read our first look hands-on review of the Huawei P10 here. At $899 the Huawei...
  • Huawei Dual-Camera GR5 hits Australia for $399

    Huawei have today announced the dual-camera GR5 smartphone will be available in Australia through Vodafone from April 12 for $399. Aimed at the more budget conscious the GR5 has a 5.5inch full HD screen, uni-body metal construction and draws on the features of the Huawei premium Mate 9 and...
  • ZTE AXON 7 Review: Premium device battling head to head with big names

    ZTE is not a brand unfamiliar with the Australian market, they have sold millions of devices here – it’s just that normally they haven’t carried the ZTE brand or at least not been promoted as such.  However all that is changing as the brand looks to bring its own...
  • Huawei’s new P10: An evolution on 2016’s best smartphone

    When Huawei announced the P10 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week it was sure to get some attention – Samsung was missing from the show and while Blackberry and Nokia got the nostalgic attention, in terms of 2017 smartphones the P10 could be the best of the...
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