HardwareZone's Guide to Smartphones
The Ultimate Guide to Smartphones
2011 was a year of great changes and shake-ups for the mobile landscape. Samsung finally overpowered Apple as the world’s top smartphone maker in the July-September period, toppling everyone's favorite fruit from its throne. With last year's introduction of the iOS 5-flavored Apple iPhone 4S and Android 4.0 Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the competition is all set to be hotter between the Big Two this year.
The Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 Windows Phone 7.5 devices made their debut late last year as well, adding more variety and competition to the mobile line-up. While Research in Motion (RIM) had nothing much to show for their newly-announced BlackBerry 10 OS, details revealed this year unveiled much promise about a revamped UI and radical design changes.
We know the challenges involved in choosing a smartphone. Do the latest mobile operating systems have the chops to get things running? Are you looking at a larger display on your smartphone? Does a faster processor speed and more cores matter? How do all these factors tie together in the big picture? All that, shall be answered in HardwareZone's Smartphone Buying Guide Essentials. Check out the jump links to the right to dive into the details.
Reviews and Feature Articles
FEATURE / 15 May 2013 / By Bryan Chan & David Chieng
We were able to get a quick hands-on with Nokia's latest flagship smartphone, the Lumia 925. Details after the jump!
FEATURE / 10 May 2013 / By Michael Low & Sidney Wong
With all three hugely popular Android flagship models in the market - HTC One, Samsung GALAXY S4 and Sony Xperia Z, we round up the telco price plans and made some comparisons for your easy consumption. Happy shopping!
REVIEW / 06 May 2013 / By Michael Low
As a variant of the Xperia Z, the Sony Xperia ZL arrives with a slightly less premium design and loses the water and dust resistive features. Is it as appealing as the Xperia Z or even a better smartphone? Find out in our review.
REVIEW / 12 Apr 2013 / By Michael Low & Sidney Wong
As one of the rare few Android phones to be equipped with an Intel Atom Z2420 processor, how does the Acer Liquid C1 fare against the ARM-powered smartphones? Find out in this review.
REVIEW / 27 Mar 2013 / By Michael Low & Alvin Soon
HTC One promises better image quality with its 4MP 'ultrapixel' camera, which has larger photosites than competing camera phones. Find out how does it fare against the HTC One XL, iPhone 5, Nokia 808 PureView and Nokia Lumia 920 here!
FEATURE / 15 Mar 2013 / By Michael Low & Sidney Wong
Samsung finally launched the fourth-generation GALAXY S smartphone at its New York City event, where we had a hands-on session with Samsung's flagship smartphone. Hit the link to find out our initial impressions of the Samsung GALAXY S 4.
FEATURE / 08 Mar 2013 / By Michael Low & Sidney Wong
Samsung is set to unveil the successor to the GALAXY S III on March 14 in New York City. Here's a quick overview of what we have gathered so far.
REVIEW / 06 Mar 2013 / By Michael Low & Sidney Wong
The BlackBerry Z10 is probably BlackBerry's last shot at getting back in the game. Equipped with an all-new operating system and hardware, can the Z10 reverse the company's decline in popularity and return it to its glory days? Find out within.