Samsung Galaxy Alpha: A beautiful metal experiment with the wrong price

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: A beautiful metal experiment with the wrong price

7.5

The Galaxy Alpha smartphone is Samsung's experiment on using metal for its body construct and is positioned to compete against the iPhone 6. Does Samsung's experimentation with the 4.7-inch Alpha pay off? We investigate.

Xiaomi Mi Note vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus: A closer look

Xiaomi Mi Note vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus: A closer look

Xiaomi's newly released Mi Note phablet has drawn a lot of comparisons to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus (not least from Xiaomi itself). But are those comparisons warranted? We take a closer look to see how it holds up to scrutiny when placed side by side with the iPhone 6 Plus.

Hands-on: Xiaomi Mi Note

Hands-on: Xiaomi Mi Note

Like the budget Redmi series, Xiaomi's flagship Mi series finally has its own large-screen smartphone, the Mi Note. Here are our first impressions of this 5.7-inch phablet.

HTC Desire Eye smartphone: An eye-opener for the selfie crowd

HTC Desire Eye smartphone: An eye-opener for the selfie crowd

8.0

The HTC Desire Eye is the first of its kind in the industry with two 13-megapixel cameras, one on the front and one on the back. Clearly aimed at the selfie crowd, can the Desire Eye stand out among the competition?

Interesting sights of CES 2015

Interesting sights of CES 2015

As the world's largest tech expo, CES 2015, comes to an end, the HardwareZone team amassed quite a bit of interesting sights from the show. We've compiled most of them in this article for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

It's Official: LG G Flex 2 announced at CES 2015

It's Official: LG G Flex 2 announced at CES 2015

Among a boatload of new TV models, the LG G Flex 2 was the only mobile product to headline their CES press conference and it pretty much stole the show. We've got plenty of hands-on photos and a run-down of the key specs.

Preview: NVIDIA Tegra X1 Benchmark Results

Preview: NVIDIA Tegra X1 Benchmark Results

NVIDIA has just announced its new Tegra X1 SoC, which is uses its new Maxwell graphics architecture and promises even greater performance and power efficiency. But don't just take our word for it, here are some hands-on benchmarking results.

ASUS PadFone S: Finally, a more accessible hybrid smartphone

ASUS PadFone S: Finally, a more accessible hybrid smartphone

8.0

The 2-in-1 hybrid PadFone has always been one of the flagship models in ASUS' product range, but the new PadFone S retails for just S$449, half the price of the previous PadFone Infinity. Is this new low cost PadFone a re-branding of its premium heritage, or the first budget entry for this series? Whichever the case, find out how it fares!

Nokia Lumia 830: High-end looks at a mid-range price

Nokia Lumia 830: High-end looks at a mid-range price

7.5

Microsoft is calling the Nokia Lumia 830 an "affordable flagship." And with its sleek aluminum frame and curved-at-the-edges Gorilla Glass 3 screen, it certainly looks like one. But can this S$529 Windows 8.1 smartphone compete with more expensive flagship devices in other areas too? We find out.

OnePlus One: A cheaper, better, faster phone that you cannot readily purchase

OnePlus One: A cheaper, better, faster phone that you cannot readily purchase

8.5

"Never Settle" being OnePlus One's motto, it promises to deliver a stock Android experience, while empowering users to tweak and maximize the utility and power of the mobile phone. Does it live up to its motto? We find out in this review.

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