Review: Updated: Moto G (2013)

Introduction and design There’s a new low cost Motorola on the market in the form of the Moto G (2014). So if you fancy the latest budget Android blower you’ll want to check out the 5-inch, 4G enabled, quad-core 2014 edition – although it will cost you a little more. Motorola Moto G (2014) review Motorola kicked off its global smartphone revival with the keenly priced Moto G handset, which was quickly followed by the 4G enabled Moto G 4G. Both have since been replaced by the larger, 5-inch Moto G (2014) edition, although it will set you back a little more and the bigger screen may not suit everyone’s tastes. The first generation Moto G is a mid-range handset with a low-end price tag and Android Lollipop (at least on the 3G version)- enough to pique the interest of many savvy shoppers.. First things first then, the Motorola Moto G price. You can pick the 3G handset up in two storage sizes – 8GB and 16GB. The former will now set you back around £100/$140, while the larger size is still very …
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Review: Vodafone Smart 4 Max

Introduction and design The key difference between the Smart 4 Max and last year’s Vodafone Smart 4 Power is hinted at in the name – this is a seriously large phone that fits snugly in the phablet category, if not quite the average-sized pocket. Where previous Smart handsets have suffered is that there have always been a range of similarly priced but superior alternatives. While I’d argue that’s still the case with the Vodafone Smart 4 Max, it does have a couple of notable distinguishable factors that mark it out as unique. I’ll discuss those in more detail later in the review, but the Vodafone Smart 4 Max’s key strength boils down to this: it’s hard to name another 6-inch smartphone that’s available for around £125 in the UK. Trust me, I tried, and I came up completely empty. If you demand a Nexus 6 or Samsung Galaxy Note 4-sized screen for a quarter of the price, the Vodafone Smart 4 Max could well be your only choice. Of course, that doesn’t make it an automatic recommendation. Far …
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Gaze upon the desirable Son of Alpha: Samsung Galaxy A5

Mid-ranger with tip-top build quality and a touch of style Review   The most important Samsung phone of the last 12 months was the Galaxy S6, right? Nah. It was the Galaxy Alpha. The Alpha heralded a momentous change in Samsung design, from tired and mundane to rather stylish, and in material quality, from cheap plastic to high quality metal.…
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