Motorola unveils Moto G (2015) with 13MP camera, IPX7 water resistance and LTE

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In what’s hardly been a secret to those keeping in the loop, the third instalment of Motorola’s wildly successful mid-range handset at an affordable price, the Moto G has been announced and it has an awful lot to offer.

On the face of it, literally, the new Moto G (2015) retains an adequate 5-inch IPS 720p display equating to 293 pixels per inch as it did on the 2014 model, along with front firing speakers. Also up front is an upgraded 5MP camera. The rear has seen its share of improvements as well, with a bump to 13MP with f/2.0 aperture — the same as that in the pricey Nexus 6, albeit without OIS — and the inclusion of dual ...


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Sony launches Xperia E4g and C4, Xperia range returns to Dick Smith

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Sony has a few announcements to share today, with news that two new Xperia handsets are launching locally and news that there’ll now be a whole lot more outlets to find them.

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OnePlus 2 announced, US$389 for 64GB

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Fans of the ‘Never Settle’ tagline affiliated with Chinese OEM OnePlus have a new reason to be happy today, as the company unveiled the OnePlus 2, the follow-up to its successful and still in demand predecessor, the OnePlus One.

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Vodafone sets sights on small businesses with savings on new plans

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In efforts to claim a greater slice of the market for businesses amongst carriers, Vodafone has today announced new savings incentives for new and existing business customers.

Vodafone’s latest Ready Business plans will open up with some sweet savings on access fees, seeing a total 25% saving over 24 months for businesses with five to nine connections, while those with 10 or more can go on to see 50% in savings for access fees. Both deals are over 24 months with Vodafone’s $70 Red Business Grow plans and must be connected or upgraded by 30 September 2015.

This news conveniently arrives on the eve before the carrier hosts the National Small Business Summit, an annual event held by the Council ...


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Review: Sony Xperia E4

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Sony has returned to the entry-level smartphone segment with its Xperia E4 and E4g handsets and on paper they’re a considerable upgrade over the Xperia E1 they replace a year on. The Xperia E4 has seen enhancements in just about every area you’d expect and goes out of its way to offer more bang for your buck. though as you’re probably aware now –  this move has now become something of a standard in the affordable smartphone space.

Is the overall experience enough to sway savvy buyers from strong offerings from the likes of other key players in the market?

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Sony’s budget Xperia E4 is a Boost Mobile exclusive

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It’s been a long and enduring wait for those interested in Sony’s latest budget smartphone to arrive locally, but today the Sony Xperia E4 goes live in Australia — finally.

Some five months after Sony Australia announced we would see the Xperia E4 hit our shores at some point, comes today an announcement that the device will be made exclusive through Boost Mobile on pre-paid, retailing for $129. Aside from being locked to Telstra, what does that $129 in a white-only body buy you? Well we’re set to publish our review for the Xperia E4 shortly so stick around, but on paper the Xperia E4 hosts a 5-inch qHD TFT display, a quad-core MediaTek chip paired with 1GB of RAM, ...


LG G4 pre-orders go live with great bonuses for early birds

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Ahead of the local launch of the LG G4 this month, LG Australia has announced the gates are opening for all those wishing to get in early through select carriers and retailers to secure their handset first.

From today (that’s the 1st of July by the way), the LG G4 will be available from Optus and Harvey Norman, with Telstra to follow.

Optus online pre-orders will see the handset made available at its lowest for $61 per month on the $40 My Plan Plus with $21 handset repayments, but ideally to get any value out of it, you’re looking at $72 per month comprising of Optus’ $60 My Plan with $12 handset repayments to get in on a good 3GB ...


OPPO strikes nationwide retail partnership with Dick Smith

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Chinese OEM OPPO are on track to seeing their presence expand locally with an exclusive new retail partnership with Australian tech retail giant, Dick Smith.

OPPO as you may be aware by now, have gradually been making their way on their feet in the Aussie market. Their Australian launch was only in the latter part of last year and since then we’ve seen availability of their range of smartphones extend beyond their Australian online store, to Allphones in more recent months and soon from the 14th of July, OPPO’s catalogue of smartphones — including the yet to be released R7 and R7 Plus — will be available outright from almost 400 Dick Smith retail stores nationwide. OPPO Australia’s press ...


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Review: HTC One M9

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HTC has spent the past few years developing and refining its flagship line of One smartphones, starting most significantly with the One (M7) which for its time brought a build and finish which blew the rest out of the water entirely. It was then also when we were first introduced to what has now become the benchmark for sound quality ‒  BoomSound which at the time owed part of its credit to Beats Audio. These were two of biggest selling points for the One (M7) at the time, despite HTC wanting to push their low-res 4MP “Ultrapixel” camera setup, which worked well to some extent ‒  particularly in low-light ‒  but suffered on the whole in terms overall detail.

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LG G4 to arrive in Australia mid-July

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LG Australia has announced the company’s latest flagship, the LG G4 will finally be making its way to Australian shores following its unveiling back in late April.

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OPPO officially takes the wraps off the R7 and R7 Plus

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OPPO recently unveiled the follow up handsets to their R5 at an event held in Beijing and the OPPO R7 and R7 Plus appear to be a vast improvement over their predecessor.

Whilst still keeping at their core a slim profile with a full unibody metal construction to boot, these latest handsets for OPPO’s R Series line will incorporate a 2.5D strengthened screen with a curvature designed to make gestures feel more natural — which is just as well as OPPO’s ColorOS is fairly laden with support for gesture-based actions.

In comparison to the direct model it replaces, the R7 is actually smaller than the R5 but thicker round the edges, dropping some 6mm in height to 143mm, a good ...


OPPO Australia confirms upcoming R7 and R7 Plus headed locally

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OPPO’s stylishly sharp replacements for their already razor thin R5 handset will be headed to Australian shores, as OPPO Australia officially confirms.

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