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A close look at the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and its new metallic frame

A close look at the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and its new metallic frame

Samsung introduced a new design philosophy with the Galaxy Alpha as it is the first phone from the company to sport a metallic frame. Is the change in strategy a good one for Samsung? We share our findings in this hands-on article with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung just launched the new Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge. We know you would love to check out more photos of it and how it handles, so here's our detailed hands-on experience with both devices!

HWZ readers go hands-on with ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE in an exclusive session!

HWZ readers go hands-on with ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE in an exclusive session!

85 HardwareZone members attended an exclusive hands-on session with the ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE and were among the first in Singapore to test out the new smartphone and its updated features. Check out what took place at the event!

Is Butterfly 2 the best HTC smartphone yet?

Is Butterfly 2 the best HTC smartphone yet?

8.5

We had a few days with the just announced HTC Butterfly 2 and we feel that it melds the best of the old Butterfly series and the new One series. Here's our take on the Butterfly 2, which could be HTC's best smartphone yet this year.

Hands-on: HTC Butterfly 2

Hands-on: HTC Butterfly 2

HTC officially announced the Butterfly 2, the international model of the J Butterfly HTL23 in Tokyo, Japan this afternoon. Join us as we check out what's new in the Butterfly 2 and how it compares with the company's premium HTC One (M8).

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom takes smartphone imaging performance up a notch

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom takes smartphone imaging performance up a notch

Samsung's Galaxy K Zoom follows up on the premise of the Galaxy S4 Zoom to offer a camera-specialized smartphone that's better than the average smartphone shooter. The new K Zoom offers far better specs and in a much sleeker body while still maintaining the 10x optical zoom feature of its predecessor. Find out how the new pocket shooter fares in our use.

Nokia's Lumia 930 is Windows Phone's strongest competitor yet

Nokia's Lumia 930 is Windows Phone's strongest competitor yet

7.5

The Lumia 930 is the first flagship release to come out after Microsoft's buyout of Nokia. With an aluminum build, Full HD 5-inch OLED display, a much improved OS, 20MP PureView camera, and an SRP lower than other flagship devices, it looks like a strong competitor. But is it enough to make you want a Windows Phone?

Newcomer ZTE Blade VEC 4G challenges budget 4G smartphones

Newcomer ZTE Blade VEC 4G challenges budget 4G smartphones

7.5

ZTE enters the crowded and competitive smartphone market in Singapore with three models, of which the Blade VEC 4G is the flagship product. Besides its attractive price tag of S$299, can the Blade VEC 4G impress us over its competitors? We tell you in this review.

Shootout: ASUS ZenFone 5 vs. HTC Desire 616 vs. Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Shootout: ASUS ZenFone 5 vs. HTC Desire 616 vs. Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Dual-SIM smartphones are gaining in popularity because they usually come with decent specs and they aren't terribly expensive too. In this shootout, we round up three such devices - ASUS ZenFone 5, HTC Desire 616, and Xiaomi Redmi 1S - to see which one offers the best bang for the buck.

Nokia XL is a dead on arrival experiment

Nokia XL is a dead on arrival experiment

3.0

The premise sounded great - a Nokia phone running an Android OS variant, but appears to work like a Windows Phone device. The Nokia XL is the largest of the Nokia X series with a 5-inch screen, but can the Microsoft-forked version of Android compete with other budget phones, including the company's own Lumia devices? We give you the lowdown and why it might have been a mistake.

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