Tag "Cat 4 LTE"

HTC’s desires a world where big phones are mid-range

June 3, 2016

You might want a big phone, but you also probably want one that won’t cost an arm and a leg. HTC wants to be there too, and in the latest Desire, is aiming right for that.

Alcatel builds a 4G water-resistant phone for under $300

April 19, 2016

One of the key features for 2016 phones is coming to a mobile under $300, as Alcatel unveils a budget device ready to take on the water.

Alcatel announces new Idol handset, we go hands-on

February 21, 2016

It’s not just Oppo and Huawei that are playing a smart game with smartphones, because Alcatel’s latest announcement is a little more than another iClone.

Speed Demon: which phones deliver the fastest 4G?

February 10, 2016

If you spend a lot of time on the internet when you’re out and about, chances are you’re using your mobile as a hotspot. But how do you get the fastest speeds? You use a faster modem.

Samsung’s new phones to be “Category 9”, but what does that mean?

August 14, 2015

There’s a new speed king in town, or it will be in the next few weeks, as Telstra announces that it will support the Samsung Note 5 and S6 Edge+ on Category 9 LTE.

Kogan makes a flagship phone, Full HD 4G for under $300

June 18, 2015

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: mid-range is the new major area for smartphone makers to aim for, and Aussie e-tailer Kogan thinks it has a way to victory with a new cut-price 4G phone on the way out.

ZTE makes a play for the mid-range with a $299 4G phone

May 8, 2015

The next battleground for smartphones might be price, not just features, as one of the makers of the phones for telcos makes a model of its own, and it really looks to compete on value.

Alcatel makes a move for the mid-range at MWC

March 2, 2015

The big brands might dominate the top end of the phone selling spectrum, but the battle for mid-range is about to have more choice with Alcatel joining the fight this year in Australia in more than just the low-end part of the market.

HTC brings a mid-range 5.5 inch phone to Optus

February 26, 2015

You can expect a fair amount of mobile news next week at Mobile World Congress, and we’ll be there reporting on it as it happens, but before all eyes go to Spain for that, HTC is one of many companies showing what’s coming to Australia shortly.

Samsung’s mid-range metal mobiles materialise ahead of the S6 announcement

February 25, 2015

It’s not unusual to see a release here and there ahead of Mobile World Congress, but Samsung has two for Australia barely a week before it unveils the Galaxy S6.

Vodafone takes 4G home with a 32-device dongle

January 21, 2015

While we’re all waiting for the National Broadband Network to be little more than words from the mouths of politicians, some people want more speed than what ADSL2 can offer, and if that’s you, Vodafone has something that could do the job.

Voda gets in with a 4G phone for $99, Spotify included

November 13, 2014

We’re seeing so many 3G budget phones that sometimes you forget we’re living in a 4G world, but Vodafone, it seems, hasn’t forgotten, ready with a budget LTE phone.

HTC, Telstra team up for sub-$200 4G in BlueTick certified Desire 510

October 17, 2014

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.

HTC all about the selfie with the Eye, gets into action with the “Re”

October 10, 2014

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.

Sony’s Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 tablet launch in Australia with a few wearables

October 1, 2014

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.

Apple launches iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

September 10, 2014

Following the Android driven trend of larger mobile phone displays, Apple has released two new models, both of which are larger, and thinner, than previous iPhones.

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