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The Best Budget Smartphones For 2016

A phone doesn’t have to cost you a whole paycheck, even a good one. Affordable, fully-featured smartphones are popping into the market more and more often, putting previously premium features into lower and lower price ranges.


Here's What Motorola's New Moto G4 Range Has To Offer

Motorola just announced its new Moto G4 lineup, with the G4, G4 Plus and the G4 Play.

All models run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, are water repellent and feature a 5MP front camera — but there are some big differences in terms of power, camera quality and customisation. To make it easier to compare, we’ve put together a handy chart.


I'm Really Hoping These New Moto X Images Are Fake

Images of yet-to-be-announced gadgets can be a bit of a crapshoot. Anyone with a laptop and a decent knowledge of Photoshop can send fan boys frothing. So part of me hopes that these new Moto X images are fake, but growing evidence suggests they are, in fact, the real deal.


The Best Smartphone For Every Need

The funny thing about buying a smartphone in 2016 is that it’s hard to go wrong. Not too long ago, even great phones could have terrible battery life, be bogged down by gobs of unwanted software, have an awful camera, or be missing a crucial feature or two. Now, we find almost every major handset will last till bedtime, take decent photos, display them on an excellent screen, blaze through apps with a speedy processor, and browse the web with fast 4G/LTE connectivity.


Moto 360 Sport Review: Half-Way Between Android Wear And Fitness Tracker

There are smartwatches, and there are fitness trackers. If you want any combination of the two, you’ll have to accept the compromises inherent in cramming a lot of sensors into an attractive, wrist-sized package. This is the problem the Moto 360 Sport comes tantalisingly close to solving.


Clever Physics Explains Why A Dropped Phone Lands Screen-Down

Believe it or not, it’s not Sod’s Law that dictates a dropped smartphone will land screen down: it’s actually the same physics that influences buttered toast in free-fall.


We Dropped This Smartphone Over And Over Again To Test Its Shatterproof Screen

We are in the midst of reviewing the recently announced Motorola Droid Turbo 2, and one of the most interesting features of the phone is its supposedly shatterproof display. Any phone can survive one or two errant drops. But what about seventy?


Everything The Perfect Smartphone Needs

Opinion: I get the privilege of trying out a lot of different phones, and they’re almost always very good. None of them, though, has as yet proved good enough to keep me interested for more than a couple of months at a time. The problem I’m faced with is that of all the dozen different flagship smartphone releases of 2015, each does a couple of things well but also gets a couple of things wrong. There are a few small improvements that could be made across the board. I don’t think I’m asking for too much.


The Moto 360 (2015) Review: Putting The Watch Back In Smartwatch

When smartwatches became a real thing you could buy, and not just a 80s fantasy dreamed up by Casio and Seiko, they looked unmistakably like technology on your wrist. Tech companies were mired in making a wristputer, rather than a wristputer you actually want to wear. But this year, that’s all changed.


Moto X Style Review: This Phone Does Android Better Than Google

When it comes to experiencing Android the way Google intended, you have surprisingly few options. Two, really. Google’s own Nexus smartphone — made by a parade of different hardware partners — and Motorola. The new Moto X Style is the new unspoiled Android champion. It can do Android even better than Google.


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