Phones

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Galaxy Note 7 review: Bigger is now actually better

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is the best large-sized phablet smartphone I’ve ever used, leapfrogging the iPhone 6s Plus’ industrial design in a number of impressive ways and making other large…

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BlackBerry DTEK50 review: Pushing the security narrative

It’s usually not a coincidence when a company goes back to its roots, which is hardly a surprise in BlackBerry’s case. Even amidst its current malaise, BlackBerry’s image is still…

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Hands-on: Repackaged, ‘secure’ Android

In an effort to reinvigorate its handset business, which is currently trudging forward on life support, BlackBerry has finally relented and released the touchscreen, Android-based phone hardcore fans of the…

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Moto G4 Plus review: From budget to mid-range

Moto G phones are not exciting. They’re not sexy and they’re not powerhouses. But they get the job done, and do it for a reasonable price. Since the line’s launch…

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Moto Z Hands-on: Motorola’s modular future

The X is seemingly gone, having been supplanted by a Z, the last letter of the alphabet, yet signalling a pivot towards something more modularly focused. This is the Moto…

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The BlackBerry Priv, six months later

BlackBerry CEO John Chen would never dare say it publicly, but launching an Android-based smartphone all but signaled the end for the company’s own BB10 operating system. The BlackBerry Priv…

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HTC 10 review: Back to basics

For HTC, the 10 is a return back to the basic concept of a smartphone. It’s also a direct response to the heavy criticism the M9 received last year, likely…

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Hands-on

And then there were two. Contrary to some rumours suggesting Samsung would be releasing a triad of new smartphones, the company has narrowed it down to a duo in the…

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The iPhone 6s Plus, six months later (Video)

I’m going to preface this video by stating that I used a Nexus device for three years before deciding to make the switch to the iPhone 6s Plus. Apple’s latest iPhone…

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ZTE Axon Pro review

Last October, I got to speak to some really smart people about the difficulties in building a brand in a new country. Those people worked for ZTE, the Chinese giant trying…

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Second Opinion: Sony’s Xperia Z5 is unique but flawed

Sony’s Xperia Z5 initially grabbed my attention because the smartphone looks different from most other Android devices on the market. At first glance the so-called “Bond phone” resembles the type of smartphone…