Smartphones

News, reviews and guides on smartphones.

Dos and don’ts for better battery life

Dos and don’ts for better battery life

How to extend the overall life of your device's battery and each individual charge.
Jun 14 2018, 12:18PM
Telstra cracks 1Gbps with Galaxy S9, Optus comes close

Telstra cracks 1Gbps with Galaxy S9, Optus comes close

The new modem in Samsung’s latest phone has enabled both telcos to ramp up their maximum download speeds.
Mar 20 2018, 7:33PM
Samsung Galaxy S9 review: Are you better off with an S8?

Samsung Galaxy S9 review: Are you better off with an S8?

The biggest competitor to Samsung’s latest flagship phone could be its predecessor. We compare the two handsets.
Mar 15 2018, 4:57PM
Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

They're stunning but are they worth the premium price? We take Samsung’s new flagship phones for a spin.
Feb 27 2018, 11:12AM
Best smartphones of 2018

Best smartphones of 2018

Whether you're on the hunt for a budget, mid-range or premium handset, we've selected a smartphone for you.
Jan 22 2018, 11:53AM
Moto G5S and G5S Plus reviewed: best budget phones

Moto G5S and G5S Plus reviewed: best budget phones

Motorola’s latest G series smartphones just got better.
Jan 4 2018, 4:36PM
Apple admits it slows down older iPhones

Apple admits it slows down older iPhones

The company says it slows down ageing iPhones to mitigate the effects of failing batteries.
Dec 21 2017, 5:39PM
Apple iPhone X review: our verdict

Apple iPhone X review: our verdict

It’s Apple’s best smartphone ever – but you’ll sure pay for that privilege.
Nov 14 2017, 12:02PM
iPhone X vs iPhone 7: How much better is Apple’s new flagship?

iPhone X vs iPhone 7: How much better is Apple’s new flagship?

The iPhone X is a stunning phone, but is it worth paying nearly double the iPhone 7?
Oct 31 2017, 1:42PM
Google Pixel 2 XL review: the best pure Android phone

Google Pixel 2 XL review: the best pure Android phone

Google’s latest big-screen handset offers more intelligent software and other improvements, although it has one significant flaw.
Oct 20 2017, 12:28PM
Pixel 2 review: Google's smartest phone yet

Pixel 2 review: Google's smartest phone yet

Google’s latest smartphone offers more intelligent software and other improvements, but is it enough to take on Samsung's flagships?
Oct 20 2017, 11:05AM
Microsoft kills off Windows Phone

Microsoft kills off Windows Phone

The mobile operating system will only get security updates now. Is the Surface next for the chop?
Oct 10 2017, 8:56AM
Hands-on with the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Hands-on with the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google’s second-generation flagship smartphones deliver on their promise – but at a price.
Oct 5 2017, 10:59AM
Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: a pretty or pointless 4K phone?

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: a pretty or pointless 4K phone?

Sony's premium smartphone has a higher resolution than your TV, but can it beat the Galaxy S8?
Oct 2 2017, 9:20PM
iPhone 8 Plus review: Apple's most compelling new phone

iPhone 8 Plus review: Apple's most compelling new phone

It's not big leap forward from the iPhone 7 Plus, but the 8 Plus is a very fine handset.
Sep 28 2017, 12:17PM
Apple vs Samsung: smartphone shootout 2017

Apple vs Samsung: smartphone shootout 2017

Which is the best: the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy S8 or Note 8? Or should you stick with the iPhone 7?
Sep 21 2017, 6:29AM
How to install iOS 11 – and what to do if it bricks your phone

How to install iOS 11 – and what to do if it bricks your phone

We explain how to minimise the chances of something going wrong, and what to do if it does.
Sep 20 2017, 7:42AM
Hands-on with the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Hands-on with the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

We give our first impressions of Apple’s new lineup of smartphones.
Sep 13 2017, 7:06AM
What's new in iOS 11

What's new in iOS 11

Apple's new mobile operating system offers some major productivity improvements, particularly for iPads.
Sep 13 2017, 7:05AM
What's new in Android 8.0

What's new in Android 8.0

Users with recent Android devices should get a major system update over the coming months. Here's what to expect.
Sep 12 2017, 8:10PM