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Nokia Lumia 610 Review

Nokia Lumia 610 Review

The Lumia 610 is an interesting entry into the Windows Phone family. Microsoft lowered the barrier to entry with an update to the OS, dubbed Tango/Refresh, allowing handsets with lesser specifications into the fray. The Lumia 610 is the first shipping handset that takes advantage of the lower specs, coming with an 800Mhz processor and 256MB of RAM instead of the old 1Ghz and 512MB standard. As a result, Nokia is hoping that the reduced cost of the handset will capture the entry-level market, and we imagine Microsoft will be keeping a close eye on the situation too. Does the 610 hit the mark? Find out after the jump.

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Orange San Diego Hands-On

Orange San Diego Hands-On

Orange and Intel unveiled the Orange San Diego here in London today, and we had a chance to go hands-on with the freshly announced device. Not much has changed about the handset since the last time we saw it, except for the new moniker and the inclusion of Orange’s modifications to Android. If you’ve handled an Orange San Francisco or Orange Monte Carlo before, then you know what to expect.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Review

Samsung Galaxy S III Review

If there's such a thing as heritage in the relatively fledgling world of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S III has it. Seldom does a phone - at least, one not wearing an Apple logo - arrive to so many expectations, and this time around Samsung even managed to match its Cupertino rival for pre-launch hype, rumor and intrigue. If the original Galaxy S convinced us Samsung could indeed be a top-tier player, and the Galaxy S II played an instrumental role in overshadowing the rest of the Android ecosystem, then we probably won't be satisfied until the Galaxy S III trounces every other handset on the market. The Korean firm has the ambition, certainly, but does it have the device to do it? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Sony Xperia U Review

Sony Xperia U Review

Sony pushed the Xperia S out of the door back in March, but the Xperia P and Xperia U have lagged behind a little in making it to market. Both of those devices are finally with us, and just like HTC, Sony seems to be banking on three phones hitting different price brackets to try and jump start its smartphone career. The Xperia U may be the cheapest in the NXT line, but it does have some solid specs: a dual-core 1Ghz processor, 854x480 3.5-inch screen, and five megapixel camera. How does it hold up? Find out after the jump.

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Intel powered Lava Xolo X900 gets detailed review

Intel powered Lava Xolo X900 gets detailed review

The first Intel powered smartphone went on sale in India on Monday, and the first review is in. The Lava Xolo X900 costs around INR 22000 (~$419), and Anandtech has throw up an extremely detailed review of the phone. Built around the Medfield platform and an Intel Atom Z2460 clocked at 1.6Ghz, this phone definitely shouldn’t be overlooked if this review is anything to go by.

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HTC One V Review

HTC One V Review

While the HTC One X and One S are hogging the limelight with their mix of raw performance and excellent build quality, there’s One more phone in the series that we need to turn our attention to. The HTC One V won’t impress anybody with its spec sheet, but part of HTC’s 2012 strategy is a renewed focus on not just the mid- and high-end of the market, but also the initial point of entry, the affordable smartphone. That doesn’t mean HTC has neglected the software: Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4.0 are on this budget offering just like the big brothers. Does the HTC One V strike a balance between hardware, software, and affordability? Let’s find out.

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HTC One V unboxed and benchmarked

HTC One V unboxed and benchmarked

The HTC One X and One S made their debut in the UK this week, although there’s been no word so far from HTC as to when we can except the entry level handset, the One V. The phone has gone on sale in Taiwan, and Netbooknews managed to purchase one off-contract for around $325. They’ve taken it for a spin, unboxing the phone along with running a suite of apps and benchmarks to get an idea of the performance.

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Meizu MX Review

Meizu MX Review

While the Meizu electronics brand isn't that well known outside of China at the moment, they're certainly a brand to be reckoned with in the smartphone market, and if the Meizu MX is any indication, they'll be a whole lot more well known in the very near future. The device you see before you is a high-end Android device made for release in China only, but because of its 2G and 3G network bands, we're able to use it here in the USA with a micro SIM card from T-Mobile or AT&T, whichever we so choose to pop in. Because of this, the review of this device makes for a rather interesting exercise in testing Meizu on a global scale: can this MX smartphone stand up to the rest of the Android devices here in the USA?

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ASUS Transformer Prime vs iPad 2, benchmark tests

ASUS Transformer Prime vs iPad 2, benchmark tests

There's so very much to say about a couple of devices when you're comparing them, especially two titans like the iPad 2 and the Asus Transformer Prime, but what we're going to do here is get down to some basics - namely some benchmark tests that work just as well on both iOS and Android - so that we can have a clear view of how the two work in relation to one another. We've got a few tests lined up here, first of all SunSpider, an internet browser-based JavaScript benchmark which tests how well your internet is going to work based on the machine more than your connection. Next there's Rightware's BrowserMark, another test that sits in the internet browser. Finally there's GLBenchmark 2.1 which is one of the only apps that works on both iOS and Android outside of the browser, and frames per second across the screen is what it works with.

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Android Ice Cream Sandwich review

Android Ice Cream Sandwich review

Android has come of age. Google's smartphone platform may have already taken the top spot for handset market share, but it arguable did that despite, not because, of the underlying Android user experience. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, however, promises to change all that: a comprehensive refresh bringing both smartphones and tablets under the same umbrella, and demonstrating that Google can deliver software just as cohesive and compelling as Apple can. Laudable goals, but can the search giant deliver? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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