Huawei Ascend Mate 7 phablet - Huawei goes big and premium

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 phablet - Huawei goes big and premium

8.0

With the 6-inch Ascend Mate 7, Huawei officially enters the premium phablet market which is dominated by the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, LG G3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The Chinese company also stepped up its game with the in-house HiSilicon Kirin 925 octa-core chipset, a rear fingerprint sensor and 4G LTE CAT 6 support. How does the Ascend Mate 7 fare against the competition? Find out in this review.

GeForce GTX 960 performance review: NVIDIA targets the "sweet spot" GFX market (Updated)

GeForce GTX 960 performance review: NVIDIA targets the "sweet spot" GFX market (Updated)

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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 is the latest Maxwell-based graphics card. Unlike its more powerful brethren, the GTX 980 and GTX 970, the GTX 960 is meant for the masses by targeting the "sweet spot" graphics market segment. Find out if the newest Maxwell family member heralds an exciting start to the new year!

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.

Silicon Power S80 SSD: A valiant but futile attempt

Silicon Power S80 SSD: A valiant but futile attempt

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Thanks to falling storage prices, SSDs are now almost a necessity for anyone building a new system. The Silicon Power S80 is one of the latest mainstream drives to hit the market and we see if it has what it takes to challenge dominant players like Samsung and Crucial.

First looks at the Nikon D5500 and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm F/4E PF ED VR

First looks at the Nikon D5500 and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm F/4E PF ED VR

Nikon came around to our office with some of the products showcased at CES 2015, so we're pleased to bring you a quick first looks at their first headliners for the new year - the D5500 and the incredibly light AF-S NIKKOR 300mm F/4E PF ED VR. Read on for our initial findings!

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.

These are the tech trends to expect in 2015

These are the tech trends to expect in 2015

What are some of the trends that would define the mobile, TV, computing, automobile, wearable, audio, and gaming spaces this year? After trimming the frivolous, here's a list of what we feel are the most important ones based on what we saw at CES 2015.

Samsung SSD 850 Evo: Big shoes to fill

Samsung SSD 850 Evo: Big shoes to fill

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Samsung's popular SSD 840 Evo now has a new successor in the form of the SSD 850 Evo. This new drive uses Samsung's newest 32-layer 3D TLC V-NAND and also the brand new MGX controller. Is it still the mainstream drive to beat? We find out.

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