Quality is king with Canon’s EOS 800D DSLR

Canon’s EOS 800D combines leading imaging technologies, including a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 processor, which makes it the perfect camera to start your DSLR journey with. Quality, detail and speed With the same sensor technology found in the iconic EOS 80D and Canon’s latest processor – DIGIC 7 – this camera captures scenes in impressive quality, with richer detail, while being...[Read More]

The Android-packing VAIO Phone A looks gorgeous (but you can’t have it)

The VAIO brand, back when Sony was in control of it, was known for attractive design — we still think fondly of those super-thin notebooks (because we don’t remember what it was like to type on the blasted things). It makes sense that the resurrected brand would stick with what made them distinctive. Hence, the awfully handsome VAIO Phone A. The Phone A is actually a reissue of sorts, ...[Read More]

Nintendo Switch – Now that you can game anywhere you don’t need a social life

Nintendo fans, and gamers who are looking for another platform to play on, are in somewhat of a bind. The Switch is out and it’s trying something new. But after being burned by the Wii U, is there really a reason for players to take a chance on the Nintendo Switch? The short answer to that is ‘Yes’, but it’s an answer that comes with a couple of caveats. We can’t say ...[Read More]

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II – A classy, though costly, compact

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is a serious compact for serious photographers. Just take a look at that all-black colour scheme: your six-year-old nephew won’t want anything to do with it. It’s the kind of thing you’re meant to grab when a DSLR is too much of a bother, but you still want to be able to take a great snap. But is it good enough to claim the very top spot of the best pre...[Read More]

Fujifilm X-T20 – Is this the best camera of its size on the planet?

The Fujifilm X-T2 is pretty much the best all-round camera on the planet – a mirrorless mélange of wonderful photo quality, sparklingly sharp 4K video, rugged design and pro-friendly handling. That’s all well and good, but it also costs R25,000 without a single lens; a daunting sum for anybody who’s not totally invested in that shutterbug life. How great would it be, then, if you could take the bu...[Read More]

7 Chinese smartphones you’ve never heard of – but will definitely want

“Made in China”. Finding that phrase on the back of the box used to be the kiss of death when it came to tech. The bad rap Chinese products get for being imitations, fakes or just sub-par isn’t always warranted, though – and certainly doesn’t apply to the smartphone arena. China has been rapidly taking the phone world by storm, seriously undermining their Western, Korean and Japa...[Read More]

Nokia 6 hands-on – So, was it worth waiting for?

Nokia’s back! Well, the Nokia 3310 is, anyway. It’s fair to say that the Finnish company’s “dumbphone” garnered quite a lot of interest when it was announced at MWC 2017. But Nokia has other phones too! Three new Android phones, to be precise: the Nokia 6, 5 and 3. They’re all at the budget end of the spectrum, and they’re all coming out in Q2 2017. The No...[Read More]

Alcatel A5 LED hands-on – Wait, LEDs? Really?

Give up your glow sticks, raver crew – Alcatel has turned your phone into an LED light show. The A5 LED was probably one of the most attention-grabbing phones at Mobile World Congress this year – which is a pretty good effort for a mid-ranger, in a convention centre filled with flagships. It’s all because of the light-up cover, which is guaranteed to get your attention, no matter what ...[Read More]

Huawei P10 hands-on – The latest Huawei is stylish, speedy and a genuine contender

Huawei’s been steadily improving each version of its flagship P range and the Huawei P10 marks the point at which it’s truly ready to join the big boys. We spent a bit of time with it at MWC 2017 and from what we’ve seen there’s really very little wrong with it. It has an excellent camera, nice build and plenty of power – plus a few neat tricks too. Here are our early...[Read More]

Nokia 3310 hands-on – Nokia’s ‘dumbphone’ is winning everyone over at MWC

Judging by the reaction to the 3310 at MWC 2017, you’d think that Nokia was back at the height of its powers. But no, this isn’t the year 2000, it’s 2017, and the reaction reveals just how much the Finnish brand’s classic phones are revered. The Nokia 3310 aims to bring back everything you loved about those plastic bricks you owned in the ’90s. It’s sturdy, and while we didn’t test thi...[Read More]

Sony XZ Premium hands-on – Who needs a TV for 4K HDR video?

You’ve got to hand it to Sony – there’s no other phone maker out there that can keep up with its constant flow of flagship smartphones. The Xperia XZ only rocked up in September, but a successor is already hot on its heels. Only it’s not quite that simple. Think of the XZ Premium as a high-tech half brother, upping the ante on specs (and probably on price, too) but otherwise sticking with So...[Read More]

Is Sony’s 4K HDR phone a stroke of genius or a sign of madness?

Smartphones should push the boundaries of technology – of that there’s no doubt. But should they do it just for the sake of doing it? As in, should Sony really stick 4K HDR in a phone just because it can – even though no-one will buy the Xperia XZ Premium? Sure, 4K HDR will likely look astounding on a 5.5in LCD – the kind of nice that’ll have friends reaching out to touch your ph...[Read More]

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