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Nokia 3310 — The battery champ is as dumb as it gets

Tamagotchis. Cassette tapes. The penny farthing bicycle. They all had their time, but now they’ve all been resigned to history. Until February, you’d ...[Read More]

8.5

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9.1
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Sony Xperia XZ Premium – Eye-popping specs aren’t enough to lift Sony’s latest into the top tier

Ever wanted to go to a restaurant and ask for everything on the menu? The burger, the seafood, the chicken, and the ribs? Tell them it’s your birthday...[Read More]

7.1

Good

Meizu M3 Note – Looks the part but can the pieces keep up?

Meizu. That’s not a name that we’ve seen often in South Africa in relation to smartphones and based on what we’ve seen from the Meiz...[Read More]

8.2

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8.8
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Huawei Mate 9 – The bigger the better?

For a while, phones with ultra-giant screens were about as fashionable as stonewashed flares. Now, though, Huawei seems to think they’re the next skin...[Read More]

8

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8.2
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Xiaomi Mi Max – Not all good things come in small packages

TV junkies and mobile gamers can appreciate the appeal of a massive phone. A big screen is ideal for catching up on shows when there’s not a big...[Read More]

9.4

Amazing

Apple iPhone 7 Plus – Superb camera skills and better battery make this the iPhone to get

Fact: things are better when they come in pairs. The cops would have a hard time arresting anyone with a single handcuff. Good luck knitting that ugly...[Read More]

8.5

Great

8.9
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 – Making another Note

What looks like an HTC, carries Note branding, and has a set of specifications that you wouldn’t kick out of bed? So to speak, that is? ThatR...[Read More]

7

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7.8
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LG X Cam – Two ways to look at the world

LG has been camera-happy since the LG G4 was the hot new phone on the market — so since about 2015 or so its opted to wander off the trail being...[Read More]

8

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10
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CAT S60 – An armoured tank with Predator-style thermal imaging

Do you spend more hours at work wearing a reflective vest than a suit jacket? Then the super-tough Cat S60 might be the phone you need. Yep, that’s ‘C...[Read More]

7.9

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7.6
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Vodafone Smart platinum 7 – Someone’s getting ambitious

Vodacom only releases cheap, low-cost and probably plastic smartphones, right? Right? Yeah, not any more. Vodacom has been building up to the moment w...[Read More]

8.5

Great

6.5
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Sony Xperia X – Can Sony still cut it with the best of them?

Sony phones are changing. For years the best of them have ended up in a ring with the flagships from Apple, Samsung, HTC and LG, duking it out to see ...[Read More]

8.4

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7.3
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Huawei P9 – Consistently different but can it challenge the best?

Being first matters. It gets your name in the history books, lets you register those billion-dollar-earning patents and provides supremo bragging righ...[Read More]

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