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Smartphones

Today HTC launched a Windows Phone-running version of its excellent One (M8) handset

If you're a fan of Windows Phone and you want a high-end flagship, your options are pretty slim. Today, though, HTC added a high-profile release from the Android side of the aisle to that list. Meet the HTC One (M8) for Windows.  Read More

Read on as Gizmag takes a look at five budget yet capable smartphones

While it’s relatively easy to keep track of key high-end smartphone releases, things get a little more complicated when it comes to low-end handsets. Picking up an affordable but still capable handset can be a minefield, but there are a few gems out there. Read on as Gizmag takes a look at five of the best budget handsets you can buy in 2014.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and HTC One (M8)

The HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy Alpha are notably different handsets. The former offers an expansive display, aluminium build and top-tier internals, while the latter opts for a style-first mentality. The two different approaches can make it difficult to discern which device packs the features that you want in a new smartphone. Read on, as Gizmag compares the features and specs of the two handsets.  Read More

Motorola has set the date for its big 2014 announcements (Image: Motorola)

September is looking to be a busy month for mobile. We're already anticipating the Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6 and a slew of IFA announcements. Today, though, Motorola added its name to the list of companies battling for your attention next month.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on to compare the LG G3 (left) with the HTC One (M8)  (Photo: Chris Wood...

Both the HTC One (M8) and LG G3 are powerful, top-tier Android handsets – and are easily two of the best smartphones of 2014. But do any of their key differences tip the scales one way or the other? Read on, as Gizmag goes hands-on to compare the two smartphones.  Read More

The Vibe Z2 Pro is a decidedly high-end effort from Lenovo

Lenovo, a company perhaps best known for its ThinkPad and Yoga laptop brands, has announced a new smartphone that ticks all the high-end boxes. The device sports a 2K display and with a 16 MP rear camera and a range of advanced technologies and settings, gives photography top billing.  Read More

HTC's new device is aimed squarely at the Japanese market

HTC’s J Butterfly, announced today by a Japanese carrier KDDI, is a brand new regional smartphone that takes some cues from the popular One (M8).  Read More

Gizmag reviews Amazon's first smartphone, the Fire Phone

Amazon is an innovative company. It practically created online shopping, popularized e-books and made the first mainstream budget tablet. Can the company now work its mojo on smartphones? Let's find out, as Gizmag reviews the Amazon Fire Phone.  Read More

Gizmag takes an early look at the Amazon Fire Phone

Apple launched the iPhone seven years ago. The first flagship Android phones hit the scene four and a half years ago. Hell, even Windows Phone has been around for over three years. But now Amazon is launching its first smartphone in mid-2014. Though we aren't yet ready to publish our full review, we have the Amazon Fire Phone in house and have some early thoughts.  Read More

The Lumia 530 is the latest device to speak to the recent trend of cheap, capable handsets

Nokia has thrown its hat into the budget ring with the Lumia 530, an affordable handset with low-end yet capable specs. The 530 is the cheapest Windows Phone device yet, offering a 4-in display and quad core processor.  Read More

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