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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on

If someone sets fire to your pants once, are you ever really going to trust them with a box of matches again? That’s just how big a deal the Galaxy Note 8 is for Samsung. Last year’s explosive Note 7 launch (and subsequent recall) was nothing short of calamitous, so its successor absolutely has to restore confidence in the battered sub-brand. The good news? It’s every bit the kick-ass flagship pha...[Read More]

Samsung Note 8: Everything you need to know

Samsung unveiled its new, highly anticipated Note 8 device at an event in New York City today and, as tends to be the case with mobile phone launches these days, the rumour mill was spot-on when it comes to the key features. A dual-camera setup, 6.3in “Infinity Display”, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage (expandable by a further 256GB via microSD) and a slew of new software features are all ...[Read More]

The spirit of Vertu lives on in Tonino Lamborghini’s Alpha-One

Luxury smartphone maker Vertu may have closed its doors but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a market for expensive phones that act as status symbols rather than practical devices. Case in point: The Tonino Lamborghini Alpha-One handset, a hand-tooled leather-and-gold affair that will cost you about the same as a few month’s salary. Or a mid-range MacBook. But what are you getting w...[Read More]

7 things the Galaxy Note 8 must do for Samsung to reclaim the smartphone top spot

Given the unfortunate fate of last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy Note 8 has a pretty low bar to rise above to be considered a success: it has to still be on the market in a couple of months. The Note 7’s infamous exploding battery debacle led to a complete recall of last year’s smashing device, leaving the market devoid of a top-end, stylus-centric smartphone for a ful...[Read More]

The history of the Galaxy: how Samsung’s superphone has evolved over seven years

Can you remember anything notable that happened in 2010? We had to resort to Wikipedia ourselves, which is how we remembered that South Africa hosted the FIFA World Cup — how much did we have to drink that year, exactly? 2010 also saw the launch of Samsung’s first S series phone, the Galaxy S. We’ve moved on a lot in seven years (mostly by gaining weight and losing hair), but Sam...[Read More]

HP’s taking another shot at the gaming notebook market with the Omen X

An omen is a sign of an event of great import. The death of a king. The rise of an empire. The final episode of Game of Thrones. You know, things like that. So when HP’s newest gaming notebook is called the Omen X Laptop, you’re supposed to feel almost awed to be privy to knowledge of its existence Which could, you know, almost be how you feel. That’s because HP’s newly-ann...[Read More]

Huawei Mate 10: Everything we know so far

With winter almost drawing to a close (though you wouldn’t believe it over the past week or so), the smartphone world is gearing up for a busy Q3 launch window – and Huawei wants to be front and centre with the Mate 10. Last year’s Mate 9 was a beast of a phone, taking everything we loved about the P10 and making it bigger, better and more powerful. Plus it didn’t have to g...[Read More]

8 things you need to know about the Nokia 8

The ‘new’ Nokia’s first flagship phone is official, and it’s a bit of a doozy. With hardware specs that leave the cheaper Nokia 3 and Nokia 6 in the dust, a much slicker design, and the return of the familiar partnership with Zeiss optics for the camera (or should that be cameras?), the Nokia 8 looks every bit the high-end hero Nokia needs. But there’s more to it than...[Read More]

Nokia 6 — New Nokia, familiar looks – but that ain’t no bad thing

You can’t keep a good dog down – and apparently the same applies to phone companies. Nokia announced its resurrection earlier this year with a modernised 3310, but budget burnerphones will only get you so far. Now it’s time to talk business. With HMD Global behind the helm, the Nokia 6 is the first ‘real’ new Nokia phone. It’s a mid-range handset at heart, then,...[Read More]

Samsung’s Note 8 specs benched, plus a possible camera surprise

Just when you think you know it all, something shows up and makes you question what you know. This is as true of the Galaxy Note 8 as it is with the rest of life — there’s always something more to learn. Which is our long-winded way of saying that everything we know is… different. Well, not everything. And not that different. But there are reports of a subtle change for the Note ...[Read More]

Fujifilm XP120 — This tough cam proves that indestructibility needn’t cost the earth

Stuff doesn’t review too many affordable point-and-shoot cameras these days – call it a symptom of everyone having a good quality snapper in their pocket. Thanks, smartphones! But we’re happy to make an exception for the cheap and cheerful XP120. Why? Because it’s not just a compact camera with a low price and a dazzling day-glo colour scheme. It’s also a rugged camera that’s almost impossib...[Read More]

Nokia 3 — Stand-out styling, but sub-power power

A flagship phone is like a tailored suit – sure, you pay more, but that’s because it’s been nipped and tucked in all the right places. The Nokia 3? It’s something you’d pick up in Mr Price, not from Prada. But when you’re paying less, it’s easier to forgive a few bulges and sags. With looks that punch well above the price and an unmolested version of Android, there’s a lot here to like ̵...[Read More]

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