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Samsung Galaxy S5 hands-on: 16MP and fingerprint scanner

Samsung Galaxy S5 hands-on: 16MP and fingerprint scanner

Samsung has a new flagship, the Galaxy S5, and we've been spending some time getting to grips with the 5.1-inch Android smartphone. Launched at Samsung's Unpacked 5 event at MWC 2014 today, the Galaxy S5 has a Full HD 1920 x 1080 Super AMOLED display, 2.5GHz quadcore processor running Android 4.4.2 KitKat, a fingerprint scanner, and a 16-megapixel camera, all wrapped up in a water-resistant casing. Read on for our first-impressions and all the details.

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Sony Xperia M2 hands-on

Sony Xperia M2 hands-on

With the Sony Xperia Z family of devices seeing such success over the past year, it’s no wonder the company decided to delivery a new mid-range entrant this season. With the Sony Xperia M2, Sony brings on what they suggest is the thinnest 4G smartphone in its category. It does indeed seem to deliver a premium experience in a package that won’t break the bank, no record-breaking necessary.

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet hands-on

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet hands-on

In an effort to keep the quality spread brought on by the Sony Xperia Z last year to the tablet world, Sony introduced the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. This device takes on the high-quality build of Sony’s most recent tablet effort and ushers in the next generation with the Xperia Z2 smartphone. This device works with the same waterproofing features as the Z2 smartphone and knocks out some high-powered innards as well.

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Sony Xperia Z2 hands-on

Sony Xperia Z2 hands-on

This week we’re having a peek at Sony’s latest effort with the rebooted Z, a device called the Sony Xperia Z2. This device rolls out with a 5.2-inch Full HD display - that’s 1080 x 1920 pixels, with Sony’s Live Color LED powered by X-Reality for mobile technology. This device looks and feels just like the Sony Xperia Z or the Sony Xperia Z1, and if you blink you’d mistake it for one of these previous models - but the devil’s in the details.

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Nokia 220 hands-on

Nokia 220 hands-on

What does €29 get you in a phone? If it's the Nokia 220 you're looking at, it gets you Nokia's cheapest ever data-capable handset, though don't get too excited: this dual-SIM candybar is 2G-only. Still, with the promise of social networking preloaded, Nokia's Xpress Browser, and even a camera, could this be the ideal handset for the festival-goer or the perpetually clumsy?

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Nokia Asha 230 hands-on

Nokia Asha 230 hands-on

We've always had a soft-spot for Nokia's Asha range here at SlashGear, and the Asha 230 is no different, an even smaller, more affordable point of entry to the Finnish company's well-designed touchscreen handsets. Paring back the pricing even more, thanks to skipping 3G and WiFi, the Asha 230 (and its dual-SIM variant) is the smallest Asha touch model yet, fronted by a compact 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen.

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Nokia X hands-on

Nokia X hands-on

In many ways, the Nokia X is the Finnish smartphone we've been waiting for. Eye-catching design, a ridiculously competitive price, and running Android, it's hard not to see it as a reaction in the opposite direction to Windows Phone, for all that Nokia's team responsible argues that the two are well-paired bedfellows. Freshly unveiled at MWC 2014, we've grabbed some hands-on time with the Nokia X to find out whether Android in a Lumia suit makes sense, and why - for all our hopes about the concept - this may not be the Nokia for you.

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Lenovo S660 smartphone hands-on: mid-range hero

Lenovo S660 smartphone hands-on: mid-range hero

Lenovo is bringing on some significant smartphone heat to the global market this week at Mobile World Congress 2014. Today we’re getting our hands on the Lenovo S660 smartphone, it bringing on a 4.7-inch display with a 960 x 540 resolution IPS touchscreen display while 1GB of RAM and a MediaTek 1.3Ghz quad-core processor appear besides. Wondering how this device is going to compete with the top-tier smartphones in the market? It’s not - it’s built to battle the mid-tier.

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HP ElitePad 1000 G2 hands-on: one massive tablet and accessory system

HP ElitePad 1000 G2 hands-on: one massive tablet and accessory system

This week the folks at HP’s tablet department have unveiled the HP ElitePad 1000 G2, a 10.1-inch tablet made for the business world - with a bunch of accessories to show for it. Here we’re seeing a slate that rolls with a 10.1-inch display with 1920 x 1200 resolution and an Intel Atom Bay Trail-T Z3795 quad-core 1.6GHz processor and integrated Intel HD Graphics inside. It’s also coming with Windows 8.1 Pro, ready for connectivity the likes of which we’ve never seen in a tablet before.

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