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Big screens aren’t for all customers and manufacturers are keen to address the need for different screen sizes. The latest trend is ‘Mini’ which brings the features of the HTC One to a smaller size. Announced last month the HTC One Mini brings the Ultrapixel camera, BoomSound speakers and Beats Audio to a smaller screen and thinner build.
The HTC One Mini has just gone on sale in the UK and we’re bringing you a retail unboxing of the small-but-powerful One Mini.
O2 UK have updated their coming soon page to show they’ll be stocking the Nokia Lumia 1020 in Yellow from next month. The Lumia 1020 will also be available in Black from O2 and will run on their 4G network, which launches on August 29.Another piece of related news is that O2 UK might be carrying a 64GB version of the Lumia 1020 too in addition to the usual 32GB which is currently on sale in the US.
This year has seen the rise of durable smartphones as a credible trend in the market – first we had the Xperia Z followed by the Huawei Ascend D2 and now Samsung has joined in with the new Galaxy S4 Active. The S4 Active is the durable cousin of the Galaxy S4, sharing an impressive specs list whilst also adding IP67 dustproofing and water resistance up to 1 metre for 30 minutes. Up front is the large 5 inch touchscreen which is bright and vibrant but uses TFT technology as opposed to Super AMOLED in the Galaxy S4. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Hands On”
With the announcement of the Xperia Z Ultra, Sony showed they definitely mean business. The Xperia Z Ultra is the world’s first smartphone to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, although the new Galaxy S4 LTE-A also uses Qualcomm’s latest chipset. Clocked at 2.2GHz, the processor promises fantastic performance as you can see in our Snapdragon 800 benchmarking.
Last year Samsung started a new trend by announcing a mini version of their Galaxy S III flagship and shortly after the launch of this year’s Galaxy S4 flagship, they continued the trend by announcing the Galaxy S4 Mini. As the name suggests, the handset is a smaller version of the flagship but although it’s smaller and comes with a smaller price tag, it still packs a punch and will appeal to many users who found the original Galaxy S4 too big.