Nexus 5 review: Now with Android 5.1

Nexus 5 Review The Nexus 5 is a smartphone co-developed by Google and LG Electronics that runs the Android operating system. It has been created in collaboration with LG. As with all previous Nexus devices, the Nexus 5 runs on a clean version.   The Nexus 5 is offically over, with Google stating on the Play Store that ‘The Nexus 5 is no longer available for purchase’. We’re a little sad to be honest as this was, and continues to be, an excellent handset for those who want a vanilla Android experience. It’s just received an update too, with Android 5.1 now available with a number of handy tweaks. At launch almost everything about the Nexus 5’s specification was top-drawer, from its Snapdragon 800 processor to its Full HD screen and the very latest version of Android. Phones with this kind of specification usually cost more than £500 SIM-free, but the Nexus 5, astonishingly, was £200 cheaper than that. It’s held out pretty well over the last 18 months too, the offical price ended at £299 but you can find one on eBay for about £250 new or £180 second-hand. At these prices it’s still a serious contender if you’re looking for a SIM-free handset. Read more Source:Chris Finnamore Image Source:John...

Huawei P8:Huawei new flagship smartphone

Huawei P8 Review Huawei has a new flagship smartphone to boast about and it’s called the P8. Replacing the P7, this Android Lollipop phone squashes a 5.2-inch full HD display into a one-piece metal body and includes an 8-megapixel front-facing camera and a 13-megapixel camera on the back. The Huawei P8 is the Chinese firm’s latest foray into the flagship market, and it’s arguably its best handset to date after the comparably sedate Ascend P6 and Ascend P7 flagships of the past couple of years. The “Ascend” name has been dropped in favour of the cleaner Huawei P8 moniker, which tidies up its previously messy naming regime. Video About Huawei P8 In terms of price you’re looking at €499 (around £360, $535, AU$685) for the 16GB model, or €599 (around £430, $640, AU$825) for 64GB of internal space, making the Huawei P8 a tad cheaper than the current fleet of 2015 flagships on the market. There’s a 5.2-inch full HD display up front, while the premium metal unibody design comes in at just 6.4mm thick – making the Huawei P8 thinner than the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6. Read more Source: John McCann Image Source:Vikas...

Five reasons to choose the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge instead of the HTC One M9

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review Samsung’s striking, high-end Galaxy S6 Edge has the beauty, brains and brawn to take down the iPhone 6 and all the Android competition. I couldn’t decide if the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge or HTC One M9 was the better choice for my next smartphone so about 10 days ago I pre-ordered both. After spending a week with both T-Mobile versions, I returned one and kept the other. My HTC One M9 review was based on the international model and after using the T-Mobile model for a week, my rating should have been an 8.5 out of 9.5, primarily because the camera is not as good as what I found in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Video About Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge I posted my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review yesterday and if the battery life was better I would likely have given it a near perfect 10. Most consumers don’t use their smartphones as heavily as I do so consumers may find the battery perfectly acceptable. Whether or not you think Google adheres to its “don’t be evil” motto, the company likes to think it has a sense of humor. Here are all the best hidden Google tricks to check out. Both the HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge are excellent choices and the one we purchase is a personal decision. The One M9 may be the one for you, but these are a few of the reasons I chose the S6 Edge over the M9: Read more Source:Matthew Miller Image Source:Kārlis...

ZTE Blade S6: An iPhone 6 lookalike at a budget price

ZTE Blade S6 Review Though it looks like the iPhone 6, the ZTE Blade S6 feels like a cheap Android phone. However, its low price and some useful features makes this a viable choice for those on a budget. The ZTE Blade S6 looks almost embarrassingly like the iPhone 6, right down to the round edges and faux-aluminum rear (it’s actually plastic). Missing only are the antenna band markings. Intended for Southeast Asia and Europe, the phone sells online at Aliexpress for $250 (which converts to around AU$320) with free shipping, and should soon be available in stores in India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. It’s also now available in the UK via eBay, for £180. Video About ZTE Blade S6 The Blade S6 exceeded my (admittedly low) expectations — I’m not a fan of the design, given that most copycat phones from China tend to focus on imitating a popular design while failing on the software part. That said, ZTE has done well to get the software part right — adding some useful gesture features — and the copycat design makes the phone look refined and cool, even if it does feel like a cheap plastic phone at the end of the day. Still, $250 isn’t a bad deal if you’re in the market for an iPhone lookalike but don’t want to pay the iPhone premium. It’s no iPhone though. At best it’s a decently performing Android phone with some interesting features, a disappointingly plastic build and a poor camera. Read more Source: Aloysius Low Image Source:Kārlis...

LG G4 release date, price & specs rumours

LG G4 Review LG will unveil its G4 Android smartphone on April 28. Here’s everything we already know about its upcoming flagship device. Released last year, the LG G3 was a surprisingly good phone, with the highest resolution screen that we’d ever seen. The question is, what can LG do to make the G4 even more desirable? The competition is certainly going to be tough with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 both of which launched at MWC in Barcelona, but we’ve dug through all the rumours to find out what LG has in store for us and when we can expect the LG G4. In some ways, we’re surprised not to have seen the phone yet, with the other flagship Android phones for 2015 already declared. However, LG likes to do things at its own pace and often doesn’t stick to yearly release cycles, making it harder to predict what will happen. That said, it looks as though the LG G4 isn’t too far away, which means we can build up a fairly detailed picture of what to expect. Video About LG G4 Confirmed: LG G4 release date – LG will announce the G4 on 28th April 2015 LG had sent out some save-the-date invites for the 28th April, with the back of a handset clearly visible on the invite. What was missing was confirmation that this launch was for the LG G4. While it was pretty much guaranteed to be for the next-generation smartphone, we’ve now got the official confirmation that we wanted thanks to the final invite that has just gone out. With the...

LG G Flex 2: LG revisits the curve, and steps it up with high-caliber hardware

LG G Flex 2 The LG G Flex 2 sports a uniquely immersive and comfortable arched design, a sharp 1080p display, the latest Snapdragon 810 processor and a scratch-resistant coating. LG showed off its engineering muscles with the original G Flex, but didn’t quite succeed at showing us why the world needs a curved phone. While we saw some boons to the curve, the unwieldly size, low resolution, middling software and disappointing camera meant it wasn’t the holistic tour-de-force it could have been. It was more marketing gimmick and cool tech demo than something you’d want to call your everyday phone. Video About LG G Flex 2 A year and half later, enter the G Flex 2. Not to spoil the review, but it’s better in every way. It’s smaller, looks better and has a much better camera. Where the G Flex was an interesting tech demo, the G Flex 2 is just a good phone – one that may just stand up to the best of the Android contenders. It’s curved. Yeah, that much is obvious, but it’s also just a pretty darn attractive device regardless. Our review unit is a deep red, but I saw a silver one at CES that was equally good-looking. Read more Source:Napier Lopez Image Source:Aaron...