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Sony Xperia XZ review: more of the same

Sony Xperia XZ review: more of the same

The new 5,2-inch Sony Xperia XZ (R12 999) is the high-end successor to last year’s 5,2-inch Z5, while the 4,6-inch Xperia X Compact (R10 999) is the 2016 update to the similarly sized Z5 Compact. In contrast to the entry-level Xperia XA

Moto Z review: brilliant execution, Lenovo

Moto Z review: brilliant execution, Lenovo

In a world where smartphones have become so similar – large, flat slabs of glass – Lenovo’s new flagship Moto Z smartphone is a standout. Its modular design not only immediately differentiates

Vodacom Smart Kicka 2 review: sweet deal

Vodacom Smart Kicka 2 review: sweet deal

Modern-day flagship smartphones from brands such as Apple, Sony and Samsung are simply too expensive for most South Africans. Or some people just don’t want to break the bank on a telephone. For those, Vodacom’s 2014 Smart

Sony Xperia XA review: mixed bag

Sony Xperia XA review: mixed bag

The 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona proved to be the ideal stage for smartphone makers to introduce a slew of new products. Sony was among them, presenting its new Xperia X range of next-generation smartphones, with

Samsung Gear 360 review: double vision

Samsung Gear 360 review: double vision

The digital camera industry has been at a relative standstill when compared to most sub-domains within the tech industry. Both dedicated cameras, as well as those embedded in mobile devices, have been steadily upgraded with more

Garmin Forerunner 630 review: run wild

Garmin Forerunner 630 review: run wild

Annual product refreshes of smartphones such as Apple’s iPhone or Samsung’s Galaxy S series have become so mildly iterative that it’s hard to get excited about the release of a new model. It’s not like the early days of the smartphone industry

LG G5: great phone, but modularity a gimmick

LG G5: great phone, but modularity a gimmick

If you need evidence that LG is capable of making world-class handsets, have a look at the new G5 smartphone. LG’s new flagship handset is a polished and compelling entrant into the high end of the smartphone market. I’m a lifelong Apple

Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless review: HR delight

Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless review: HR delight

There are plenty of wireless headphones on the market for those looking to beat the boredom of exercise with a bit of music while avoiding getting tangled up in a mess of wires. But Danish company Jabra has developed something a lot more desirable with its Sport Pulse Wireless

Lumia 950 and 950 XL review: flawless flagships?

Lumia 950 and 950 XL review: flawless flagships?

Anyone who measures the success of a company by the sheer number of innovations that have been copied by competitors can only conclude that the Lumia series, once owned by Nokia and currently in the hands of Microsoft, has been an enormous hit. For instance, the

Google Nexus 6P review: big and bold

Google Nexus 6P review: big and bold

By launching two new Nexus devices, Google has adopted a strategy similar to those of Microsoft with the Lumia 950/950XL and Apple with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. However, a major difference

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