Making the Smart(phone) Choice
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
REVIEW / 23 May 2013 / 15 hours 9 min ago / By Sidney Wong
BlackBerry returns to its roots with the Q10, the first BlackBerry 10 device to sport the classic QWERTY keyboard. Does the BlackBerry Q10 stand a chance in a market dominated by large touch screen smartphones? We take a quick look at it in detail.
FEATURE / 16 May 2013 / By Sidney Wong
BlackBerry announced the beta launch of the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) Channels yesterday. Here's a quick look at how BBM Channels work.
FEATURE / 15 May 2013 / By David Chieng
Here's our quick hands-on with Nokia's latest flagship smartphone, the Lumia 925, that's slated to be available sometime after June this year.
FEATURE / 14 May 2013 / By Sidney Wong
BlackBerry helds its Live conference at Orlando, Florida earlier today. Here's an overview of the announcements at BlackBerry Live 2013.
FEATURE / 14 May 2013 / By David Chieng
On May 14 in London, Nokia detailed where the story of the Lumia product line goes next.
REVIEW / 06 May 2013 / By Sidney Wong
The Sony Xperia ZL is a variant of the Xperia Z, which comes with a slightly less premium design and no dust/water resistive features. Is it as appealing as the Xperia Z or even a better phone? We share our opinion in this review.
FEATURE / 27 Apr 2013 / By 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 / 25 Apr 2013 / By Sidney Wong
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the follow-up to the company's best selling Galaxy S III smartphone. Can the slightly larger display, faster processor and a truckload of software features propel the Galaxy S4 to greater heights? Let's find out in this review.