Hands-on: ZTE Blade S6

Hands-on: ZTE Blade S6

ZTE launched the Blade S6 today, the first smartphone powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 octacore processor and running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The S6 also boasts a sleek aluminum body design and a 13MP Sony rear camera, as well as a wide-angle 5MP front-facing camera. All this for just US$249.99. We take a closer look.

Xiaomi Mi Note: Not just one of the best value phablets, one of the best phablets, period

Xiaomi Mi Note: Not just one of the best value phablets, one of the best phablets, period

9.0

Xiaomi's latest phone is something of a departure from its usual fare. The 5.7-inch Mi Note phablet is a cut above the wallet-friendly offerings Xiaomi has offered in the past, and its premium design, build and specs put it in the same league as the flagship phones from Apple, Samsung and other smartphone giants. But can Xiaomi compete at the very highest level? We find out.

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

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

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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

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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

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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!

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