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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.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Up Close: One Step Forward
By Micah Bartos on Tuesday February 23, 2016

We have already seen LG's new G5 flagship, a smartphone that aims for innovation. Samsung was never going to produce something as fresh with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, and so it proves with the two flagships revealed at MWC. Sure, fresh innovation may be missing from these handsets, but instead Samsung has set about perfecting devices that were already among the very best on the market anyway.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Up Close: Winning Evolution
By Luke Jones on Tuesday February 23, 2016

We have already seen LG?s new G5 flagship, a smartphone that aims for innovation. Samsung was never going to produce something as fresh with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, and so it proves with the two flagships revealed at MWC. Sure, fresh innovation may be missing from these handsets, but instead Samsung has set about perfecting devices that were already among the very best on the market anyway.

HP Elite X3 Up Close: A Stunning Windows 10 Smartphone
By Luke Jones on Monday February 22, 2016

The Windows platform has always struggled against the market dominance of Android and the sales might of Apple. Microsoft's OS is very good and gets better all the time, especially in its current Windows 10 guise, but it has always been under supported in terms of high end flagships. Traditional smartphone giants have shied away from the platform, leaving Microsoft to forge its own hardware path.

LG Infographic Shows G5 and Friends
By Ang Torres on Monday February 22, 2016

LG's G5 flagship landed at MWC with a pretty sizeable thud, bringing with it a modular design that lets users swap out the bottom of the handset to replace the battery, add microSD storage, or place an accessory on the G5.

LG G5: Up Close
By Luke Jones on Monday February 22, 2016

LG has announced its new flagship smartphone, the G5, a handset that shows the South Korean company just can't sit still. Those familiar with last year's G4 and even the autumn launched V10 will know that the G5 is yet another radical departure from LG. The company is arguably the only one really changing up the look of its flagship output through each device.

Apple Holding iPhone 5se Launch Event March 15th
By Luke Jones on Tuesday February 02, 2016

Apple is breaking with convention and will launch a bunch of new products this spring. Over recent years Cupertino has shifted its product announcements to the fall, even revealing the Apple Watch in September, six months before it launched. Of course, spring launches are not unprecedented for the company and Apple is returning to the early year launch silly season with three new products that will be announced on March 15th.

Has the Microsoft Lumia 850 Broke Cover?
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday February 02, 2016

Microsoft's fourth quarter sales were disappointing. The company is still looking for a breakthrough device as the rather excellent Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950 seem to have been a miss with consumers.