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Review Huawei Ascend Mate 7 phablet - Huawei goes big and premium

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.

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

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.

Review Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+: Finally, a curved screen that's actually useful

In Samsung's vision of the future, everything with a screen is curved. Even devices without curved form factors have curved displays, like the new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, which has a display that curves right off the edge of the phone like a tiny super AMOLED waterfall. But is the Note Edge the future of smartphones or just a gimmick? We find out.

Feature Article Shootout: Compact 4G LTE Smartphones under S$300 (Q4 2014)

4G smartphones are now not only easily available, they have also become quite affordable. In the third quarter of 2014 alone, we saw the entry of six 4G smartphones that are priced below S$300. We round up these six phones from the likes of ASUS, HTC, Oppo, Motorola, Samsung and ZTE, and put them to the test. Find out which phone emerges as our top recommendation!

Feature Article Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact: Good performance in two different packages

Following the retail of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 and Apple's iPhone 6 devices, Sony's six-month refresh cycle sees the availability of the Xperia Z3 and its smaller counterpart, the Z3 Compact. Competition in the market is fiercer than ever, but how do the new Sony smartphones fare? We have the details for you!

Review Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+: More than big

Samsung finds itself in a precarious situation this year with two bigger iPhone 6 models breathing down its neck. Can Samsung, the company who started the phablet craze, defend its turf with the Galaxy Note 4 4G+? Let's find out in this detailed review!

Feature Article 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!

Review Is Butterfly 2 the best HTC smartphone yet?

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.

Feature Article 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).

Review Newcomer ZTE Blade VEC 4G challenges budget 4G smartphones

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.