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iPhone X up for pre-order in SA, starting from R20,500

We’ve waited long enough for this so we probably speak for everyone when we say: It’s about time. South African pricing for the iPhone X has been revealed and it’s… about what we were expecting, actually. Which is a nice way of saying that the iPhone X, which is now available for pre-order (though the link wasn’t live at the time of writing), will set you back R20,500...[Read More]

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs LG V30+: The weigh-in

If you’re in the market for a big, beautiful, and brand-spanking-new smartphone this summer, you have some obvious choices – the Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, of course. But if none of those do the trick, you’ve got a couple more appealing options: the LG V30+ and the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. LG’s G6 mostly impressed us earlier this year, but it was ...[Read More]

Everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S9 (so far)

We’ve only just got Samsung’s latest and greatest smartphone and already we’re looking past it to the next big thing to come from the company — the Galaxy S9. We suspect that we might just be a little shallow. Now Samsung hasn’t told us anything. Haven’t got an email, haven’t had a phone call, not even a Post-it note to confirm that their next smartphone i...[Read More]

OnePlus phones are coming to South Africa

From 15 November South African consumers will be able to buy the OnePlus 5 smartphone locally for R12,000 via Cernotech, the same company that distributes Cat Phones. The device will also be available from FNB for R600/month for 24 months. Originally launched in June, the OnePlus 5 offers seriously impressive specs, including the Snapdragon 835 processor found in Samsung’s S8/S8+/Note 8, LG&...[Read More]

Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro – It doesn’t get any smarter than this

Intelligence is an underrated character trait, probably because we so rarely see it these days. Which is why it’s so refreshing to see it in a smartphone and we’re not just talking about the influence of those who designed it. Real, actual built-in intelligence. Huawei’s new Mate 10 Pro phablet flagship is the most powerful handset to issue forth from the company, thanks in no sm...[Read More]

Apple’s iPhone X dated for South Africa

We’ve been waiting for this one: Apple’s iPhone X will be launching in South Africa on 24 November, according to an official announcement from the company. But don’t feel too special, there are several other countries involved too. And those countries are Albania, Bosnia, Cambodia, Kosovo, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand and Turkey, who are j...[Read More]

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S8: The weigh-in

Nobody is making stylish, high-end phones quite like Samsung right now, although Apple’s iPhone X and Google’s Pixel 2 XL are trying mightily to take the crown away from the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. And here’s another big contender: Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro. Last year’s Mate 9 Pro looked strikingly like a Galaxy S7 Edge, but this year’s edition embraces the ext...[Read More]

Sent a WhatsApp by mistake? Now you can delete it

We’ve all done it. You get a WhatsApp message from someone, open the app, rapidly fire off a response… and then realise you’ve sent the wrong message to the wrong person or group. More often that not the result is a bemused recipient who at worst finds out the embarrassing pet name you use for your significant other. But sometimes the result is a surprised hockey group that now h...[Read More]

8 things we love about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – and 8 we don’t

Every year, a new set of iPhones rolls out. This year: we got the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which look suspiciously like their predecessors. As ever, they’re good. But also, they can be bad. And we don’t mean that in a ‘good’ bad way. We’re going to go into more detail, with the online and magazine reviews, but that’s going to take some time as we get to proper grips with the phone. ...[Read More]

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus: the weigh-in

Android’s flagship pool is absolutely stocked with top-end competition right now, with the Samsung Galaxy S8 heading the pack – but here’s another phone you’ll want to keep an eye on. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro fits in well, with a taller-than-average screen that dominates the front of the phone, plus plenty of top-end tech within. But if you’re thinking about spending big on a...[Read More]

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Apple iPhone X: the weigh-in

If you’re looking for a phone with a large screen but a reasonably comfortable footprint in the palm of your hand, then you’ve got options: Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, for example, and the upcoming Google Pixel 2 XL, if you have the drive to buy from overseas. And here are two more on the horizon: Apple’s ultra-luxurious iPhone X, and Huawei’s newly-revealed Mate...[Read More]

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: the weigh-in

Nobody is making stylish, high-end phones quite like Samsung right now, although Apple’s iPhone X will try mightily to take the crown away from the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. And here’s another big contender: Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro. Last year’s Mate 9 Pro looked strikingly like a Galaxy S7 Edge, but this year’s edition embraces the extra-tall screen trend and sheds q...[Read More]

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