ZTE Blade 3

There’s no sure sign of a high-ender coming soon from ZTE, but there’s a new mid-range (or low-end?) device on the horizon. The Blade 3 has popped up at Finnish retailer Verkkokauppa basically out of nowhere, and, according to the Nordic online store, it should start shipping in no more than four weeks.

micromax-a100-and-a90

What if an Indian technology firm would launch the perfect gadget, with an excellent balance between reliability, snappy hardware and affordable pricing, and you would simply ignore it because of your stubbornness? That’s exactly what you should ask yourselves when looking at Micromax’s freshly unveiled two gadgets, both of which look pretty great in theory.

Samsung-GALAXY-Ace-DUOS

The market for affordable entry-level phones with dual-SIM capabilities might not seem too promising in the US, but in Europe and Asia, there is quite the competition over the niche. And where... there’s competition, Samsung absolutely has to play an important part in it.

The Galaxy Ace Duos is Sammy’s latest dual SIM low-ender, but, surprisingly, it hasn’t kicked it off to the best...

blu products vivo 4.3

The name BLU Products might not tell you much, but worry not, I doubt that the name tells much to anyone. Just digging up some basic information about the BLU Products, the self-dubbed “leader... of the Latin America market with vision to expand worldwide”, proves difficult. According to their Facebook page, BLU Products was founded in 2009 by two Latin American entrepreneurs, and is currently b...

android smartphone shopping

Back a few months ago, I wrote an article explaining the top reasons why you shouldn’t buy a cheap smartphone. While I still hold true to the principle that you should always go for the highest-end... smartphone you can afford, the actual reality is that many people simply can’t even afford to buy a mid-end smartphone (catch a list of the top mid-end smartphones of 2012 here), not to mention a top-end And...

Samsung-Galaxy-M-Style

Released back in January at all three South Korean carriers, the low-end Samsung Galaxy M Style will become available from various retailers starting tomorrow. This “expansion” follows KCC’s... (Korea Communications Commission) newly introduced policy, which states that users should be allowed to buy new phones from independent retailers and use them on their network of choice.

The unlocked Gal...

Android China

We’ve talked several times in the past about how the global smartphone market is dominated by China, where pricing and functionality come first, while hardware specs and raw power are often... ignored by the regular tech users.

Most recently, we’ve been seeing some interesting movements in the Chinese smartphone market, with Alibaba and Baidu, two relatively unknown names in the Wes...

meizu mx re

The official description of the Meizu MX reads “stunningly beautiful”. Okay, maybe it’s not stunningly beautiful (I haven’t seen a truly stunning device yet), but I do consider it to... be a beautiful smartphone. Not the most original in the world (it’s kind of an iPhone clone) or the slimmest (a Chinese obsession apparently), but certainly appealing to the eye.

Now, the Mei...