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Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire

The Huawei Ascend P7: Now with sapphire glass

We've already seen, used and reviewed the Huawei Ascend P7 but that hasn't stopped another one from coming to market. This time with sapphire glass. During our review of the original we found that the glass front and back was a little prone to scratching, but that shouldn't be the case with this...
Olloclip

Olloclip now makes lenses for the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4

Olloclip makes clip on lenses that until now have been exclusively popular with the iPhone and iPad crowd. Now, owners of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 can get in on the action with the announcement of the 4-in-1 lens for both phones at IFA 2014. The principle is the same as the iPhone...
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active

Samsung's new Galaxy Tab Active looks and feels rugged in the hand

Among all the announcements of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Gear VR, and the like from Samsung at IFA 2014, we also got our first look at Samsung's new ruggedized tablet: the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active. Essentially it's a Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE, but with a more durable construction...
Eyes-on the Sony QX1 and QX30 lens cameras

Eyes-on the Sony QX1 and QX30 lens cameras

As part of its IFA 2014 presentation, Sony introduced two new models of 'lens camera,' the QX30 and the QX1. While the QX30 is very much the spiritual successor to last year's QX10, the QX1 is a completely different beast. It's a mirrorless camera that supports Sony's e-mount lenses, so you're...
Galaxy Note 4 LED flip case

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LED flip wallet

Between HTC's DotView, Samsung's S View and LG's QuickCircle, smartphone cases have been getting a whole lot smarter over the past year. This week at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Samsung added another smart case to the list — the official Galaxy Note 4 LED flip wallet. Unlike most smart...
Android Central Best of IFA

Announcing the 2014 Android Central Best of IFA Awards!

Presenting the best of the best from Berlin's annual show! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, gather 'round, for it's time to announce the inaugural Android Central Best of IFA Awards! We've been bringing you the best fare from Berlin's annual trade show all week, and now it's time to honor...
Toshiba Chromebook 2

First look at the Toshiba Chromebook 2

Toshiba added a 1080p IPS display to its latest Chromebook, and it's pretty glorious Right at the beginning of the IFA 2014 week, Toshiba pulled the wraps off its new Chromebook 2. Coming in two versions, it's the higher spec, Full HD 1080p Chromebook 2 we've taken a quick first look at here on...
Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Apple iPhone 5s

Samsung Galaxy Alpha and an iPhone 5s: metal, chamfers, and dimples

Say what you will about Samsung, but they're certainly rarely timid, even when brazenly borrowing styling cues from their competitors. While Samsung has certainly set their own design course as of late, they've been mixing things up a bit more recently. We're out at IFA 2014 where Samsung's...
Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Alpha hands-on

For years we've been waiting for Samsung to get serious about premium materials and build quality, and last month we got the company's response — a smaller, metal-framed smartphone called the Galaxy Alpha. The Alpha goes on sale later this month, but ahead of the European launch it's making a...
Galaxy Alpha + Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy Alpha versus Galaxy S5: Quick comparison

Plastic versus metal, see how the Alpha stacks up side by side with the Galaxy S5 Samsung's other latest device, the Galaxy Alpha, is doing the rounds publicly at IFA 2014 and as such we've snagged ourselves a quick look. More specifically we've sized up the 4.7-inch, metal framed Galaxy...
Zenwatch

Video walkthrough: The Asus Zenwatch

Earlier this week Asus unveiled it's first foray into the Android Wear space, the Zenwatch. From our initial hands on we've been left really impressed with it, and we're looking forward to it going on sale in October to get some real, quality time with it. We're still on the ground at IFA 2014...
Huawei Ascend Mate 7

Hands-on with the 6-inch Huawei Ascend Mate 7

Huawei's latest Mate is a definite step up from the last At its Berlin press conference, Huawei made the new Ascend Mate 7 official. And honestly, we're pretty impressed. Need more? OK, sure. It's a 6-inch, 1080p, octa-core phone constructed from a single piece of aluminum. It's got a 13MP...
Moto G 2014

Motorola confirms UK availability and pricing for Moto X, Moto G and more

Motorola announced various new products at IFA 2014 this morning, including the flagship smartphone Moto X, affordable Moto G, Moto 360 and some other Motorola devices. The company has since confirmed pricing and availability in the UK. The Moto X will be available for £419.99 and consumers...
First look at the Alcatel Onetouch Hero 2

First look at the Alcatel Onetouch Hero 2

An octa-core CPU, 6-inch full HD display, integrated stylus and a wealth of connected accessories At IFA 2014 in Berlin, Alcatel Onetouch has pulled the wraps off its latest higher-end Android offering, the Hero 2. With a 6-inch 1080p display, the Hero 2 is trying to be a little more than just...
Panasonic's ultra-rugged FZ-X1 Toughpad now available

Panasonic's ultra-rugged FZ-X1 Toughpad now available

Panasonic has added a rugged Android-powered smartphone to the deluge of hardware coming out of IFA this week. The announcement of the Toughpad FZ-X1 goes all the way back to Mobile World Congress, but today marks retail availability of the Android version of the handset for £1024. The Windows...
Huawei Ascend G7

Huawei announces all-metal Ascend G7, decks out Ascend P7 with a sapphire display

At its IFA press conference, Huawei announced the Ascend G7 – an affordable 5.5-inch smartphone with an all-metallic chassis – and a special edition of the Ascend P7 with a sapphire display. With a thickness of 7.6mm and a brushed metal design available in silver, grey and golden hues, the...
Mate 7

Huawei officially introduces the Ascend Mate 7

The latest big smartphone from Huawei breaks cover in Berlin Live in Berlin at its IFA 2014 press conference, Huawei has officially pulled the wraps off the much teased Ascend Mate 7. We've had some cryptic clues from Huawei as to what to expect from the Mate 7 leading up to the event. As with...
Cat S50

Cat announces the S50, a rugged smartphone designed for the outdoors

Cat has today announced the new S50 smartphone running Android 4.4 KitKat. The high-end, rugged 4G smartphone has been specifically designed for those who find themselves out in the wild often enough, calling for impressive hardware to withstand challenging environment through extreme sports and...
Lenovo Vibe Z2

Lenovo jumps on 64-bit bandwagon with Vibe Z2

HTC announced its first Snapdragon 615-powered Desire 820 earlier today, and Lenovo is following suit with the Vibe Z2, a 5.5-inch smartphone powered by the same 64-bit processor. Boasting a similar metallic design as the first-generation Vibe Z, the Vibe Z2 features a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720...
Lenovo Vibe X2

Lenovo announces Vibe X2 with unique tri-layered design

Lenovo has announced the Vibe X2 at the IFA today, and like its predecessor, the device has a sleek design and great specs. Lenovo has implemented a tri-layered design with the Vibe X2, which the manufacturer claims is the first of its kind on a smartphone. As far as the internal hardware is...

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