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Meizu Indefinitely Delays Pro 5 Mini Because of Earthquake
By Josh Dasey on Friday February 26, 2016

Chinese company Meizu has been doing excellently on the smartphone market of late, but the company has just been dealt a devastating blow. It has not come from a rival company/device, or from a lack of sales, but from Mother Nature! The earthquake in Taiwan has "crippled" the company's production lines have been knocked out and caused huge damage to Meizu's infrastructure.

Xiaomi Mi 5 Up Close: Good Enough
By Luke Jones on Friday February 26, 2016

Xiaomi bide its time when most of its rivals launched impressive new handsets at MWC, including highlights from Sony, LG, and of course Samsung. We have waited a long time for the Mi 5 flagship to arrive, so Xiaomi really had to deliver something special.

Sony Blasts Out Design Oriented Xperia XA
By Micah Bartos on Tuesday February 23, 2016

Wow! Sony was not expected to launch any smartphones at the Mobile World Conference this week, but the company turned up and stole the show with a new smartphone range, the Xperia X series. We have already looked at the enticing Xperia X and its beefier sibling, the Xperia X Performance, so let's have a look at the last in the stable, the Xperia XA.

Sony Announces Xperia X Performance with Snapdragon 820 SoC
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday February 23, 2016

Sony has stunned us at MWC and launched a flagship quality smartphone. Japanese company first unveiled the Xperia X, a fetching high end device that stopped short of full flagship, but the following Xperia X Performance is near as makes no difference a full flagship.

Sony Xperia X Up Close: A Winning Mid-Range Handset
By Luke Jones on Tuesday February 23, 2016

We were not expecting much from Sony at the Mobile World Conference, and while the company didn't launch a new flagship, it did arrive with three rather enticing products. The Xperia X is among them, and it is looking like continuing Sony's recent quality output in the mid-range market. Hopefully this can buck another Sony trend, the one where its quality smartphones fail to sell in great numbers, but we?ll wait and see on that front.

Alcatel Raises Curtain on POP 4, POP 4+, POP 4S
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday February 23, 2016

Alcatel is working closely with Microsoft and Windows 10 these days, but the company has not turned its back on the Android platform though. Indeed, at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona there are three new Alcatel devices running the Android software, the POP 4, POP 4+, and POP 4S. As you can probably tell by the names, these are all variants of the same handset.

LG G5 Blitzes Benchmarks
By Pablo Jimenez on Tuesday February 23, 2016

As well being an innovative device, the LG G5 is also an complete performance beast too and is showcasing the full might of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. The previous Snapdragon 810 was a misstep for the chip manufacturer, but the 820 is a beast and it has powered the LG G5 to a record score on AnTuTu.

HTC One X9: A Step in the Right Direction
By Luke Jones on Tuesday February 23, 2016

HTC announced the One X9 smartphone, and while it is not the flagship we all want, it is a step in the right direction and an improvement on the One A9, from which it is based. MobileBurn was hugely critical of the One A9 of course, from its lazy design to insulting price, we did not like the handset a great deal.

HTC Launches Desire 530, 630, and 825 ? Not a Gem among Them
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday February 23, 2016

HTC may not have unveiled its latest flagship at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, but the company did take the curtain off a handful of new devices. The Desire 530, Desire 630, and Desire 825 are aimed at younger smartphone owners with their funky looks, but actually we think they represent more of the same from HTC, and that?s a problem.

Lenovo Debuts Vibe K5 and Vibe K5 Plus at MWC
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday February 23, 2016

Lenovo's presence at the Mobile World Conference (MWC) was fairly substantial, with the Chinese company unveiling new smartphones and tablets. In terms of handsets, the Motorola owner raised the curtain on a pair of devices that are aimed at the budget crowd. However, as we have become used to with Chinese companies, the Vibe K5 and K5 Plus provide a potent package for their humble price points.