Samsung Galaxy beats out iPhones in speed tests

Samsung Galaxy beats out iPhones in speed tests
Samsung Galaxy phones running Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chip have outperformed gadgets from Apple in mobile internet speed tests. The study is based on more than a million user-initiated speed tests undertaken by users on Ookla's speed test website in the second quarter of this year. According to Qualcomm, devices using its chip performed up to 192 per cent faster than non-Android gadgets based around Intel…

Sony unveils world’s highest-quality smartphone camera sensor

Sony unveils world’s highest-quality smartphone camera sensor
A high-quality camera is one of the most important specs for many people when looking for a smartphone, and for several years, Sony's range has offered some of the best handsets available for photography.The Japanese company's offerings could be set to get even better in the near future, as it has just unveiled what it claims to be the industry's highest-resolution sensor designed specifically for…

Smartphones ‘getting taller and narrower’

Smartphones ‘getting taller and narrower’
For years, the vast majority of smartphones have stuck to the same basic design trend- a flat, slim rectangle - with the only real differences being in the overall size and how thin the manufacturer can make the bezel.However, things are starting to change - at least slightly. A new report from IHS Markit suggests that phones are becoming narrower and taller, as aspect ratios…

Google hit with record EU fine over Android practices

Google hit with record EU fine over Android practices
The European Commission has fined Google a record €4.3 billion (£3.9 billion) over what it claims are non-competitive practices related to its Android mobile operating system. According to the body, the tech giant took advantage of its status - some 80 per cent of mobile gadgets in the EU run Android - to illegally "cement its dominant position" in search by requiring manufacturers to favour…

Samsung unveils new and improved smartphone camera tech

Samsung unveils new and improved smartphone camera tech
With photography now firmly enshrined as one of the core pillars of the smartphone experience, manufacturers are always looking for new ways of upping the ante and delivering higher-quality images than ever before.Now, Samsung is looking to raise its game even further with the launch of Isocell Plus, a new innovation in imaging technology that will allow future Samsung smartphone cameras to capture more light,…

Launch details and pricing confirmed for Asus Zenfone 5

Launch details and pricing confirmed for Asus Zenfone 5
The Asus Zenfone 5, a new player in the midrange smartphone market, was unveiled in February this year, catching attention with its snappy design and comprehensive range of features.Now, Asus has revealed that its latest device will be arriving in the UK on July 9th, and will initially be available exclusively through the company's online channels. The device is priced at £349.99, but those who…

Honor 7S launches for just under £100

Honor 7S launches for just under £100
In the smartphone world, you usually get what you pay for - but there are a handful of manufacturers looking to buck that trend, offering premium features and functionality in handsets that cost a fraction of the price of the powerhouse flagships.The Honor 7S, which has just launched in the UK, aims to take that principle to the extreme, offering solid performance and attractive features…

Qualcomm launches improved chips to power affordable smartphones

Qualcomm launches improved chips to power affordable smartphones
Qualcomm isn't a brand name that most smartphone users would regard as instantly recognisable, but it's quietly become one of the sector's most important players, providing the Snapdragon processors and chipsets that power many of the most popular phones and tablets. As such, the launch of new additions to the Snapdragon range should be seen as a big deal for mobile users, as the platform…