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HardwareZone's Smartphone Buying Guide Essentials

HardwareZone's Smartphone Buying Guide Essentials

Reminiscing about the days when choosing a handphone is pretty much a cut-and-dried affair? Well, this guide might help you ease into choosing the one and only smartphone for you. We present some of the finer points of choosing a smartphone in HardwareZone's Smartphone Buying Guide Essentials.

Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 – A Quick Hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 – A Quick Hands-on

A Samsung smartphone recently arrived in our test labs with the name tag Galaxy S Advance. Labeled with the model number GT-I9070, is this the rumored Galaxy S II relative described by several reports that have been circulating since last year?

Ricoh GR Digital IV - Prime on a Compact

Ricoh GR Digital IV - Prime on a Compact

8.0

While Ricoh may not be as famous as Canon or Panasonic in the compact camera market, its latest premium compact model the GR Digital IV offers good build quality with a fast F1.9 lens. Join us as we put it through our tests and see what makes this camera stand out.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active - Android Training Buddy

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active - Android Training Buddy

7.5

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Active is no ordinary phone - it is dust proof and water resistant. You can operate the phone even when the screen or your fingers are wet. Here's our quick take on the fitness-orientated Android smartphone.

Panasonic VIERA TH-P50VT30S - Prince of Darkness

Panasonic VIERA TH-P50VT30S - Prince of Darkness

9.0

Can Panasonic top the plasma race once again with its latest successor to the Viera VT20? Bestowed with a new Infinite Black Pro 2 panel and the now familiar Viera Connect platform for internet lovers, we took the VT30 out for a good spin to see if it's able to retain its crown as king of the PDPs.

First Looks: Rosewill RK-9000BL Mechanical Keyboard

First Looks: Rosewill RK-9000BL Mechanical Keyboard

If you consider yourself a gamer, you've to be serious about the keyboard you use. Here, we assess if the Cherry MX black switches-equipped Rosewill RK-9000BL lives up to the rising standards of mechanical keyboards.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus - Keeping Up with The Competition

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus - Keeping Up with The Competition

8.0

The original Galaxy Tab was a hit due to its portability and top notch functionality. Samsung ups the ante this time with the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, which sports a speedy 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Android Honeycomb 3.2. How does it fare against the stiffening competition? Let's find out.

Dell XPS 13 - A Quick Hands-on With a Compact Ultrabook

Dell XPS 13 - A Quick Hands-on With a Compact Ultrabook

The Dell XPS 13 made a special appearance in the labs of HardwareZone today thanks to Dell, and we managed to get a brief hands-on with a pre-production unit that is very close to the retail version. First impressions count, and we must say we're fairly impressed with it. Read to find out more.

First Looks: Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini

First Looks: Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini

The newer Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini is a toned down version of its keyboard-equipped phone for those looking for an affordable, fuss-free smartphone. Find out more about this petite device from our evaluation after the jump.

ASUS Zenbook UX31 - Keeping it Zen

ASUS Zenbook UX31 - Keeping it Zen

8.5

There are certain responsibilities and expectations that a poster-child of a new product category must live up to. One such example is the Core i7 processor equipped, 13-inch ASUS Zenbook UX31 for Ultrabooks. It's got the looks and build, but does it live up to expectations? We find out.

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