We’re still surprised that so many 3G phones are out there, but once you’ve gone 4G, you’ll never want to go back, and if cost was the thing stopping you before, it’s never been cheaper to try it out, as demonstrated by Telstra and HTC.
If you like big phones or thin tablets and love the Android thing, two new products are on the way to provide some competition to Apple, and start showing the world how the next iteration of Android should look.
While the tale of Apple’s bendy iPhone 6 Plus seems to be more talked about than seen, a design company from Melbourne has seen it as an opportunity to capitalise on the design fault with a design win in the form of a new case.
Big phones are in, and to go with that trend, Motorola is upgrading one of its entry-level handsets, increasing the screen size of its G series phone to make it a sub-$300 5 inch handset, but is the G2 better or just a bigger version of the same?
Not everywhere in Australia has the same support for mobile coverage as the big cities do, and rural Aussies are often left out from the choice of new handsets due to operational differences, but at least there’s a new phone to choose from, and it’s a pretty good one.
Self-portrait photos are all the rage, but are two megapixels really enough? That’s the question HTC is trying to find an answer to with the Desire Eye, a smartphone packing dual 13 megapixel cameras, announced this week alongside an interesting little camera.
Smartphones may well be getting bigger, but Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact aims to show people that a smartphone doesn’t need to be big to be powerful, boasting high-end specs in a small-scale body.
Forget the hype, forget the marketing pitches. Forget the guy in the telco store telling you this phone will change your life. Forget it all, because this is how you buy a phone, and you can make the decision mostly by your lonesome.
Sony’s tendency to release a flagship at both the beginning and the end of the year is about to prove itself, as the company shows off its Z3 range, pricing them locally and even hoping to tempt you with the possibility of a gaming console.
Earlier in the year, Telstra announced plans to make one of the world’s biggest WiFi networks, making it possible to get WiFi where ever you go at a small cost, and it looks to start up shortly ahead of the expected 2015 roll-out.