Mobile Phones

​Sony Xperia X Performance review: Sony’s most disappointing product in years

We’ve been using the Xperia X Performance for a while now and wondering where it sat in the new Sony smartphone range. It’s smaller and less interesting than the Xperia Z5 and it isn’t waterproof either (splash proof only). It looks like a mid-range smartphone with (possibly) better build quality. Using it is like a regular Android phone with a bunch of Sony crapware on it. It’s like Sony’s phone department has slipped back in time several years.

​Huawei P9 review: lifting photography to another level... sometimes.

Selling a new phone by focusing on the camera is not a new thing and we’ve been impressed in the past: Nokia’s Lumia’s did some great things (which masked Windows Phone’s deficiencies) while Apple’s 6S Plus also did some great things with Dynamic Range and low light. But it’s the P9 that has stopped people in their tracks. You don’t have to be a photography connoisseur to recognise that what the P9 achieves (effortlessly) is a new level of quality.

​Huawei Mate 8 review: probably the best all-round Android phone you can buy

The Huawei Mate 7 was arguably the best phone of 2014 – it offered more features and, in some instances, better performance than every other flagship phone on the market and did so costing hundreds of dollars less. It also came to Australian shores early whereas its successor has come very late (it was announced globablly in November 2015). It’s still relatively cheap... ish. But is it worth buying?

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The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

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My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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