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Huawei P30 Pro vs Huawei P20 Pro: Should you upgrade?

Huawei just took the wraps off of the P30 Pro at the recent announcement, but is it really worth the upgrade since the P20 Pro was one of Stuff's fave from 2018?

LG’s next smartphone rumoured to have 5 camera sensors

Earlier this year we saw LG’s notch-bearing addition to their smartphone lineup, the G7 ThinQ, and it’s just about time for the new V-series increment to drop. We’ve only heard rumours so far, not enough to even know the actual name of this device, but to keep it simple (and perhaps accurate) we’re calling it the V40.  The expected V40 is rumoured to have a total of five camera sensors, according ...[Read More]

LG G7 ThinQ: An underdog that looks and feels like a flagship

Is it an iPhone X? Is it a Galaxy S9? No! It’s the new flagship in a series that you didn’t expect would make it this far. It’s the LG G7 ThinQ, set to come to South African shores in June. For the last several years LG has produced some adequate smartphones, but its smartphone portfolio has flown under most consumers’ radars.They cannot compete in the big leagues with Apple and Samsung (and...[Read More]

Apple’s iPhone XI is due soon: Here’s what we know so far

We’ve heard rumours about multiple sizes and different screen resolutions, but what exactly does Apple have up its collective sleeve for their 2018 device? Will it be the iPhone XI? The iPhone 11? The iPhone X2, just for the fun of it, because who needs an iPhone 9? We aren’t sure what it’ll be called yet – but we have heard loads about what might be on the horizon, hardware-wise. The ...[Read More]

The first notchless, bezelless flagship might come from Lenovo

Ah, dreaded notches — can’t live with them, and can’t squeeze front-facing cameras into almost edge-to-edge displays without them. Unless you’re Vivo, which used a pop-up camera in the edge of its concept Apex handset to get around this problem. Now Chinese hardware maker Lenovo, which owns Motorola, has teased its own take on a bezelless, notchless phone. Every big-name smartpho...[Read More]

Sony Xperia XZ2 – An alien-like Sony with slightly updated insides

Sony hasn’t really impressed us with anything design-wise since the W810 in 2006, a phone that featured a distinctive orange Ericsson hue and a cool joystick. Since then the company has been caught in a loop of the same squared-off heavily-bezelled design. Until, that is, the Xperia XZ2 rolled into town. Although it has been updated, the design is definitely not the reason you want this handset. T...[Read More]

Nokia 9: Everything we know so far

Nokia took the smartphone world by storm at this year’s Mobile World Congress show, thanks to the resurrection of the 3310. Yes, it lasts for ages and yes, you can play Snake on it, but a reimagined dumbphone isn’t the flagship we were really after, is it? A selection of mid-range Android handsets didn’t exactly set tongues wagging, but we might not have long to wait until Nokia ...[Read More]

Huawei P9 – Consistently different but can it challenge the best?

Being first matters. It gets your name in the history books, lets you register those billion-dollar-earning patents and provides supremo bragging rights. Huawei likes being first. The Huawei P9 is the first phone to feature a dual-camera setup where one of the cameras is black and white, but the other is colour. Yes, that means you can take a seriously gorgeous black’n’white shot – but there...[Read More]

The best look yet at Huawei’s unannounced P9

Talk about jumping the gun – Huawei’s P9 hasn’t even been officially confirmed yet, and everything about it has just been laid bare. A complete set of pictures and specifications have been leaked to VentureBeat, showing Huawei’s upcoming flagship phone long before the company was ready to announce it. So what are we looking at here, exactly? This is most likely the mainstre...[Read More]

This R1600 phone you’ve never heard of has flagship-killing specs

You probably won’t have heard of UMi, but it looks ready to launch a sleeper smartphone that could be as big a game-changer as the OnePlus One. The Chinese manufacturer is preparing the UMi Touch, a phone with premium specs but without a premium price. In fact, if you move quickly, you can grab one for $99 (R1,600). The UMi Touch is set to go on sale in March for $170 (R2,700, but if you register ...[Read More]

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