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OnePlus One review

OnePlus One

A brilliant new smartphone with an astonishing price

The OnePlus One's performance-to-price ratio is one of the most impressive we've ever seen in a smartphone, offering Samsung Galaxy S5 performance for less than half the price. We'd almost call it the Motorola Moto G of the high-end Android world, but for a few small but significant flaws that interfere with everyday usability. Still, if you're after a truly top end phone that can be customised to the Nth degree, and you don't mind accepting a few rough patches as part of the package, we can't see a better - or cheaper - alternative. Read: OnePlus One review

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The laptop killer we've been waiting for?

the Surface Pro 3 is not only Microsoft's most striking and versatile device to date, but the most convincing poster child for the hybrid category yet. And this ringing endorsement comes from a long-time skeptic of such devices. That said, the Pro 3 is hamstrung by flaws that cannot be ignored. Namely, the battery life might be in line with most Ultrabooks, but it doesn't come close to what Apple's leading laptop and top tablet have shown. And the Type Cover being billed as an accessory doesn't help Microsoft's cause in the slightest – it's quite pricey to boot. At any rate, this version of the tablet comes in cheaper than the most affordable iPad Air and 13-inch MacBook Air combined, even with the Type Cover, and that's the point. On paper, this slate is more powerful than either Apple device, not to mention most other comparably priced laptops and tablets. The Surface Pro 3 might not be perfect, but it's far and wide the brightest shining example of a potential tablet takeover. Read: Surface Pro 3 review


Super screen, metallic skin - has LG leapt to the top of the pile?

The LG G3 is a phone that's a real step forward and sends LG charging to the front of the pack when it comes to smartphone features – mostly because it has the most advanced screen out there with the new QHD option. The internal specs are largely similar to the rest of the competition – nowadays this is less of an issue, as we're running with phones so powerful that the performance is impressive no matter what, so not being the first with the Snapdragon 805 CPU isn't as big a deal as it could be. The LG G3 has a better design, uprated internals and all the things people look for in a smartphone: microSD support, a removable battery and upgraded design. A faster camera, less of a focus on health and a better UI is exactly what we need from most phones today, and LG has offered that well in the G3. Hands on: LG G3 review

LG G3 vs LG G2

LG G3 vs LG G2

With a brand new screen, larger body and extra power the good news is that the G3 builds on 2013's LG G2 in several areas. We've gone through both handsets to see if the LG G3 is enough of an upgrade on last year's offering to see it tackle the burgeoning mobile market. LG G3 vs LG G2

LG G3 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8 vs iPhone 5S

LG G3 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8 vs iPhone 5S

There's fierce competition at the top of the mobile market, with the G3 joining the Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2 and HTC One M8 in the 2014 flagship enclosure. Don't forget about Apple's iPhone 5S either. It may not have the specs of its Android rivals, but it's still an incredibly popular device. Here's our lowdown on all five handsets to see if the LG G3 is enough of an upgrade on last year's offering for it succeed in the busy flagship market. Continue reading...