Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

Smartphones

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

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

The Desire 510 is HTC's cheapest ever LTE handset

For the last two years HTC’s flagship One devices have been so firmly in the spotlight that it’s easy to forget that the company does make a range of more wallet-friendly handsets. The HTC Desire 510 is the latest addition to the company’s lineup, and while most of what the device has to offer is in line with what we expect from a low-end smartphone in 2014, there’s one big tick on the spec sheet in the form of LTE connectivity.  Read More

Gizmag takes a look back at one of the best phones of 2013 ... and realizes it could also ...

It isn't often that you'll see us revisiting a year-and-a-half-old device. After all, in the world of smartphones, 18 months ago is practically the stone age. But I recently took a break from reviewing the latest and greatest phones to play with a favorite from early last year, the HTC One (M7). The fact that it holds up so well today might say something about the direction in which smartphones are moving.  Read More

Gizmag looks at some tips to help you get the most out of your LG G3 (Photo: Will Shanklin...

The LG G3 is a beast of a phone (or, if you prefer, "phablet"). If you've picked up LG's latest flagship, perhaps you're looking for some tips and tweaks that will help you to get the most out of your purchase? Let Gizmag lend a hand.  Read More

Every case here should afford your Apple or Samsung smartphone some significant durability

Over the years the smartphone has proved to be a fantastic and versatile tool, with uses ranging from music production to gaming. But one thing it’s rarely good at is looking after itself. If you’re regularly out and about, then you’ll likely want a case for your device that can offer it some serious protection. Read on as we highlight five great options for keeping your precious handset out of harm’s way.  Read More

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5 mini may be a similar size, but they're very differ...

Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy Alpha, marks Samsung's first major foray into the world of metal (well, sort of). The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, meanwhile, is more in line with previous (plastic) Samsung releases. Join Gizmag, as we compare the features and specs of the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5 mini.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on to compare two of the best smartphones today, the iPhone 5s and LG G3...

You probably aren't going to find two high-end smartphones as different as these two. Though we're only weeks away from a new iPhone, why not take the iPhone 5s' last moments in the spotlight to see how it compares to the LG G3?  Read More

Sharp announced the Aquos Crystal smartphone, a mid-ranged handset with (3/4 of) an edge-t...

In the future, it's possible that our smartphones and tablets will have edge-to-edge screens. Most devices we use today fall far short of that, but a new phone from Sharp takes us a little closer ... sort of.  Read More

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