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Aldi takes on Motorola with a sub-$300 dual-SIM smartphone

High-speed 4G isn’t everywhere yet, and there are people that just don’t need it, so if you don’t want to spend more than $300 on a phone, where do you turn? Apparently Aldi is one such place.

2:45 pm 23/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus reviewed

Apple has steered clear of tablet-sized phones for a while now, leaving it to Samsung and other manufacturers, but now Apple is here with a phablet of its own. Is the iPhone 6 Plus the best big phone of the lot?

1:20 pm 23/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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HTC, Telstra team up for sub-$200 4G in BlueTick certified Desire 510

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.

12:37 pm 17/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Google taps Motorola and HTC for next Nexus products with the 6 and 9

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.

11:23 am 16/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Aussie design house firms up Apple’s iPhone, stops #bendgate with a case

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.

11:20 am 15/10/2014 By Staff writers
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Review: Moto G (2014, G2)

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?

2:31 pm 14/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Sony’s Z3 Compact now rated for rural Australia

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.

11:15 am 14/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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HTC all about the selfie with the Eye, gets into action with the “Re”

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.

1:47 pm 10/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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You little beauty: Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact reviewed

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.

5:26 pm 07/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Skip the spiel: how to buy a smartphone

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.

12:42 pm 03/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

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