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First impressions of the DJI Spark drone: gesture controls in the palm of your hand, but no 4K video

Easy to use, with built-in obstacle avoidance and a 3D camera, this mini-drone puts flying in the hands of the masses. A few video-related downsides fail to mar the overall experience

26 Jun 2017 - 10:43AM

Easy to use, with built-in obstacle avoidance and a 3D camera, this mini-drone puts flying in the hands of the masses. A few video-related downsides fail to mar the overall experience

First impressions of the DJI Spark drone: gesture controls in the palm of your hand, but no 4K video
Review: Google Pixel – fine camera and bigger screen than iPhone 7, but battery is a let-down

The first 100 per cent Google smartphone looks good, takes great photos and has the very useful Google Assistant, but the battery life could be longer

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

The first 100 per cent Google smartphone looks good, takes great photos and has the very useful Google Assistant, but the battery life could be longer

Review: Google Pixel – fine camera and bigger screen than iPhone 7, but battery is a let-down
Tech review: Zerotech Dobby drone – annoying interface, low-res photos and poor battery life

A frustrating problematic app, unresponsive controls and a mere nine minutes of battery make the Chinese co-designed Dobby drone a pain to fly, but it’s a creative alternative to the humble selfie stick

19 Dec 2016 - 4:36PM

A frustrating problematic app, unresponsive controls and a mere nine minutes of battery make the Chinese co-designed Dobby drone a pain to fly, but it’s a creative alternative to the humble selfie stick

Tech review: Zerotech Dobby drone – annoying interface, low-res photos and poor battery life
Tech review: Parrot Bebop 2 drone– fun, intuitive flier, but poor wireless connectivity

The Parrot Bebop 2 drone is great for the casual flier – easy to use and offering an immersive experience with the First Person View goggles, but the mediocre Wi-fi connectivity and lack of camera gimbal are disappointing

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

The Parrot Bebop 2 drone is great for the casual flier – easy to use and offering an immersive experience with the First Person View goggles, but the mediocre Wi-fi connectivity and lack of camera gimbal are disappointing

Tech review: Parrot Bebop 2 drone– fun, intuitive flier, but poor wireless connectivity
Tech review: Mavic Pro drone – avoids obstacles, is easy to use and filming is very steady

With foldable rotors this drone is super portable, and its gimbal-mounted camera allows for professional looking photos and video footage

17 Dec 2016 - 6:32AM

With foldable rotors this drone is super portable, and its gimbal-mounted camera allows for professional looking photos and video footage

Tech review: Mavic Pro drone – avoids obstacles, is easy to use and  filming is very steady
Review: Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus may be cheaper than a big-brand handset but you get what you pay for

Some features it does very well but other aspects of the phone – especially the slow camera – are frustrating. Is it enough to help this Chinese brand regain ground lost to other competing smartphone makers?

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Some features it does very well but other aspects of the phone – especially the slow camera – are frustrating. Is it enough to help this Chinese brand regain ground lost to other competing smartphone makers?

Review: Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus may be cheaper than a big-brand handset but you get what you pay for
Review: Lenovo’s Moto Z smartphone – pricey add-ons a stumbling block

The latest handset to do away with a headphone jack and go modular, the Moto Z is super thin and fast, but design issues, battery life, camera performance and the high cost of add-ons work against it

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

The latest handset to do away with a headphone jack and go modular, the Moto Z is super thin and fast, but design issues, battery life, camera performance and the high cost of add-ons work against it

Review: Lenovo’s Moto Z smartphone – pricey add-ons a stumbling block
Review: Can LG’s V20 handset put it at the front of the phablet pack?

With its shock resistance, tougher build quality and audiophile playback and recording, the V20 is ideally poised to overtake crisis-hit Samsung. Pity it’s not waterproof, though

11 Nov 2016 - 5:15PM

With its shock resistance, tougher build quality and audiophile playback and recording, the V20 is ideally poised to overtake crisis-hit Samsung. Pity it’s not waterproof, though

Review: Can LG’s V20 handset put it at the front of the phablet pack?
Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – sexy, stylish and feature-laden but with questionable battery life

Packed with more features than its predecessors and very easy on the eye, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a more powerful display and a beautiful stylus

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Packed with more features than its predecessors and very easy on the eye, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a more powerful display and a beautiful stylus

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – sexy, stylish and feature-laden but with questionable battery life
Review: Samsung Gear IconX is a unique set of fitness tracking earbuds

The eye-catching Samsung Gear IconX is an Android-only fitness wearable packed with features. If only its battery life were longer

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

The eye-catching Samsung Gear IconX is an Android-only fitness wearable packed with features. If only its battery life were longer

Review: Samsung Gear IconX is a unique set of fitness tracking earbuds
Review: Xiaomi’s Mi Max – a big-screen smartphone aimed at heavy media users

With its impressive screen real estate and battery life, this model will appeal to users who like watching TV shows and mobile gaming; its camera is very poor

6 Aug 2016 - 12:02PM

With its impressive screen real estate and battery life, this model will appeal to users who like watching TV shows and mobile gaming; its camera is very poor

Review: Xiaomi’s Mi Max – a big-screen smartphone aimed at heavy media users
Review: the OnePlus 3 – not the perfect smartphone but there’s plenty to like

Despite its shortcomings, this handset has curves in all the right places, making it feel slimmer than it is, has a superfast UI and great battery life; the camera is nothing special, though

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Despite its shortcomings, this handset has curves in all the right places, making it feel slimmer than it is, has a superfast UI and great battery life; the camera is nothing special, though

Review: the OnePlus 3 – not the perfect smartphone but there’s plenty to like
Digital review: Samsung Gear 360 VR camera puts focus on fun and convenience

Short list of compatible smartphones likely to hold back sales of this ‘cute’ piece of kit

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Short list of compatible smartphones likely to hold back sales of this ‘cute’ piece of kit

Digital review: Samsung Gear 360 VR camera puts focus on fun and convenience
Review: Mi Band 2 from Xiaomi – fitness-tracking features on a band with an OLED display

Xiaomi’s stylish Mi Band 2 keeps track of steps, heart rate and sleep analysis, has good battery life and is a no brainer for both new users and owners of this wearable’s first generation

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Xiaomi’s stylish Mi Band 2 keeps track of steps, heart rate and sleep analysis, has good battery life and is a no brainer for both new users and owners of this wearable’s first generation

Review: Mi Band 2 from Xiaomi – fitness-tracking features on a band with an OLED display
Review: Samsung TabPro S – laptop and tablet combo doesn’t quite succeed

Windows 10 hybrid has good resolution and sound and decent battery life, but is let down by its non-responsive keyboard and flimsy body

6 Jun 2016 - 9:01AM

Windows 10 hybrid has good resolution and sound and decent battery life, but is let down by its non-responsive keyboard and flimsy body

Review: Samsung TabPro S – laptop and tablet combo doesn’t quite succeed
Tech review: B&O BeoPlay A1 – small, portable Bluetooth speaker that packs a punch

The stylish A1 has a long-lasting battery, is portable and sounds great indoors, but falls a little short outdoors

13 May 2016 - 1:13PM

The stylish A1 has a long-lasting battery, is portable and sounds great indoors, but falls a little short outdoors

Tech review: B&O BeoPlay A1 – small, portable Bluetooth speaker that packs a punch
Review: Huawei P9 - decent attempt to make perfect camera phone with help from Leica

Despite Leica’s involvement this smartphone is not entirely the success you might expect, but it is competitively priced and will appeal to the casual photographer seeking something different

7 May 2016 - 12:30PM

Despite Leica’s involvement this smartphone is not entirely the success you might expect, but it is competitively priced and will appeal to the casual photographer seeking something different

Review: Huawei P9 - decent attempt to make perfect camera phone with help from Leica
Review: LG’s ultralight virtual reality goggles and fun 360-degree camera

South Korean phone maker releases two VR accessories for its latest flagship smartphone, the G5

7 May 2016 - 10:00AM

South Korean phone maker releases two VR accessories for its latest flagship smartphone, the G5

Review: LG’s ultralight virtual reality goggles and fun 360-degree camera
Review: Xiaomi Mi 5 – good-value smartphone and tougher than you’d think

Despite some flaws, this mobile offers unbeatable value for money and lives up to its cheap and cheerful reputation. Its camera is as good as any and its fingerprint sensor is among the fastest

30 Apr 2016 - 10:01AM

Despite some flaws, this mobile offers unbeatable value for money and lives up to its cheap and cheerful reputation. Its camera is as good as any and its fingerprint sensor is among the fastest

Review: Xiaomi Mi 5 – good-value smartphone and tougher than you’d think
Review: LG G5 – modularity brings true innovation, but at the cost of looks

The South Korean giant’s 2016 Android flagship is a sleek and powerful handset, but the modular design is both a blessing and a curse

15 Apr 2016 - 6:00AM

The South Korean giant’s 2016 Android flagship is a sleek and powerful handset, but the modular design is both a blessing and a curse

Review: LG G5 – modularity brings true innovation, but at the cost of looks
Full review: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – a great phone just got even better
Review: Huawei Mate 8 – a powerhouse phone that’s built for business, but too stiff for fun

The Chinese phone manufacturer’s follow up to the popular Nexus 6P is more powerful, but less of an all around great phone

22 Feb 2016 - 2:00AM

The Chinese phone manufacturer’s follow up to the popular Nexus 6P is more powerful, but less of an all around great phone

Review: Huawei Mate 8 – a powerhouse phone that’s built for business, but too stiff for fun
Mobile World Congress to unveil new tech to put the future in the palm of your hands
Review: Asus Zenfone Zoom – smartphone that’s all about the camera

Taiwanese manufacturer deserves credit for trying something new, but exposure issues and poor low-light performance let this phone down. The innovative lens technology it uses is likely to make a return, though

11 Feb 2016 - 3:43PM

Taiwanese manufacturer deserves credit for trying something new, but exposure issues and poor low-light performance let this phone down. The innovative lens technology it uses is likely to make a return, though

Review: Asus Zenfone Zoom – smartphone that’s all about the camera
Review: Parrot Zik 3 headphones, with looks by Philippe Starck

Stylish headphones look great, produce  exquisite sound, cancel noise well and fit cosily, but their weight and relatively short battery life may be drawbacks

6 Feb 2016 - 2:15PM

Stylish headphones look great, produce  exquisite sound, cancel noise well and fit cosily, but their weight and relatively short battery life may be drawbacks

Review: Parrot Zik 3 headphones, with looks by Philippe Starck
Review: Microsoft Lumia 950 XL – can a Windows phone beat the Androids or the iPhone?

Microsoft hopes its latest flagship phone will compete with iPhones and the newest Samsung smartphones, but despite great specs, it falls short in many areas, not least the apps available

11 Jan 2016 - 11:00AM

Microsoft hopes its latest flagship phone will compete with iPhones and the newest Samsung smartphones, but despite great specs, it falls short in many areas, not least the apps available

Review: Microsoft Lumia 950 XL – can a Windows phone beat the Androids or the iPhone?
Review: Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches
10 best gadgets to give to friends and loved ones for Christmas 2015

From a new iPad to electric unicycles and robot drones, there was no shortage of cool and innovative gadgets coming to market this year. Here’s our guide to the ten best of 2015

15 Dec 2015 - 11:58AM

From a new iPad to electric unicycles and robot drones, there was no shortage of cool and innovative gadgets coming to market this year. Here’s our guide to the ten best of 2015

10 best gadgets to give to friends and loved ones for Christmas 2015
Tech review: Google Nexus 6P is next-gen Android smartphone

Huawei-built gadget promises a better all-round experience than earlier Nexus models, with improved camera and much better battery life. As a development model it's a showcase for what other tech giants will bring to market soon.

7 Dec 2015 - 2:32PM

Huawei-built gadget promises a better all-round experience than earlier Nexus models, with improved camera and much better battery life. As a development model it's a showcase for what other tech giants will bring to market soon.

Tech review: Google Nexus 6P is next-gen Android smartphone
Four mobiles go head to head: Sony Xperia Z5 vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs LG V10

Is it a smooth user interface you’re after? Or a killer camera? How about 3D Touch? Should you go with the latest version of iOS or Android? We take a closer look at the best new smartphones on the market at the moment and see how they measure up against one another.

5 Nov 2015 - 12:07PM

Is it a smooth user interface you’re after? Or a killer camera? How about 3D Touch? Should you go with the latest version of iOS or Android? We take a closer look at the best new smartphones on the market at the moment and see how they measure up against one another.

Four mobiles go head to head: Sony Xperia Z5 vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs LG V10
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