Gizmodo Smartphone Buying Guide: What You Need To Know

If you want to buy a new smartphone, there are some things you should be aware of before you go shopping. These are the specs, apps and gear that matter when you’re thinking of buying a new phone.

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Australian 4G Phone List (October 2013)

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The 20 Most Popular Android, iPhone and Windows Phones Apps Right Now (And Our Favourite Alternatives)

Today’s smartphones are filled with features straight out of the box. They’re pre-loaded with dedicated apps for social networking, photography, travel and more. But no matter what phone you own, there are thousands of great apps in each platform’s online store. More »


Screen Size And Resolution Explained

If you walk into the store today to buy a smartphone, you’ll be assaulted with a barrage of different models, with wildly varying specifications and designs. If you want to know which phone is best for you, a good place to start is by picking the right screen size. Your smartphone screen is your main point of contact with it, so it makes sense to give it some serious thought. More »


Camera Features To Look For

If you’re carrying your phone with you all day, chances are a time will come when you'll want to take photos. Whether it’s for documenting your daily activities, taking gratuitous Instagram selfies, or just capturing a nice sunset, you want your phone to take the best photos possible. More »


Which Phones Have The Best Built-In Speakers?

Having a good set of speakers on your smartphone is important. You don’t want to be that person who blares their obnoxious music at full volume on a crowded train, but you do want to be able to hear a hands-free call clearly. Your phone’s speakers also come in handy when you’re showing a couple of friends a YouTube video, or if you want a bit of ambience in the pub’s beer garden. More »


What Are 2013's Most Stylish Smartphones?

There are a whole swathe of phones available to buy today, but some stand out from the pack thanks to their design and build quality. Which do you think win on style points alone? Here are five of our favourites to start the conversation. More »


Music Streaming Services In Australia: What's New, What's Never Arriving

What do you mean you still buy music? Donchaknow all the kids are streaming it these days? Here are the best music streaming services currently available in Australia, as well as a look at what's not going to come here. Over 20 services to check out... More »


How To Improve Your Battery Life

No matter the amount of amazing features inside your smartphone, it’s all worth nothing if you’re constantly running out of battery power. We’ve put together a few simple tips and tricks to help you get the best out of your phone’s battery, and included some charging solutions for even the most power-hungry users. More »


Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Kotaku Editor Favourite Phone Apps, Tools & Toys

We all have our favourite apps and gadgets — they’re the ones we use more often than others, that we find especially cool, and that we think deserve your hard-earned dollars. These are the apps, tools and toys that the Australian Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Kotaku teams swear by. More »


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