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Gizmag compares the features and specs of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (left) with last y...

This week Samsung revealed the latest version of the world's most popular phablet, the Galaxy Note. Is it worth the upgrade over last year's model? Let Gizmag lend a hand, as we compare the features and specs of the Galaxy Note 4 and Note 3.  Read More

The Lenovo Vibe Z2 (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)

Lenovo’s latest two handsets are undoubtedly premium offerings, and while they can’t quite compete with the company’s flagship Vibe Z2 Pro smartphone, they do offer some compelling specs in thin and light form factors. They’re also very different devices, with the Vibe X2 opting for high-end optics, and the Vibe X2 opting for the higher resolution display.  Read More

ZTE announced three new smartphones at IFA, including the budget Kis 3 Max

Chinese manufacturer ZTE is relatively unknown in the US, but offers some of the most competitive low cost smartphones out there. Today at IFA in Berlin, the company announced three new smartphones that offer solid performance and aesthetics at a great price.  Read More

Gizmag straps on the fruit of Samsung's partnership with Oculus, the Gear VR

If VR is going to be the next big thing, you wouldn't expect Samsung to pass up such a golden opportunity, would you? Alongside three other devices, Samsung today revealed a new virtual reality headset that's powered by a Galaxy Note 4. Gizmag got some hands – erm, heads-on time with the Gear VR.  Read More

Acer's new Liquid Z500 smartphone

Along with its new tablets and laptops, Acer also announced a new smartphone today at IFA 2014 – the Liquid Z500. While its features may not be particularly remarkable, its starting price of just €149 (about US$195) could likely win it a few fans.  Read More

Acer's IFA 2014 tablet offerings are a varied, low-end bunch

Acer significantly bolstered its tablet offering today at IFA 2014, announcing two new Android tablets and a Windows 8.1 slate. Known respectively as the Iconia Tab 10, Iconia One 8 and Iconia Tab 8W, the devices offer solid mid to low-range specs and design, with prices to match.  Read More

Sony creates an artificial aquarium at IFA by submerging its new Xperia range in a tank of...

Another big reveal at IFA 2014 today ... Sony has released details on its new flagship Xperia Z3 mobile electronics range. It includes a standard Z3 smartphone, a smaller Z3 Compact model, and the Z3 Tablet Compact. Among other things, all three devices are waterproof to a rating of IP 65/68 – this means they’re not just splashproof, but can actually be submerged.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on with the Galaxy Note Edge

There was never any doubt that Samsung would pull back the curtain on the Galaxy Note 4 today. But the company had a little something extra up its sleeve as well: a Galaxy Note variant with a wrap-around display. Meet the Galaxy Note Edge.  Read More

Galaxy Note 4 (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)

The Galaxy Note 4 will almost certainly be the most popular product Samsung revealed today. But, in many ways, it's also the tamest. Sitting next to a Jetsons-like smartwatch, a virtual reality headset and a phablet with a wrap-around display, the Galaxy Note 4 is, well, a little predictable.  Read More

You can get your hands on some great tablet hardware without breaking the bank

While we tend to hear more about high-end tablets, plenty of manufacturers make great low-cost devices with compelling specs and features. With the tablet market getting more crowded all the time, manufacturers are offering consumers more for their money than ever before. Read on, as we highlight five great options for tablets that won't break the bank.  Read More

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