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OPPO woos photography lovers with a pop-up cam
New Zealand smartphone junkies can now get their hands on OPPO’s Reno smartphones over the next few weeks.
In brief: A look at Samsung's latest gadgets
Samsung has been busy releasing a bunch of products including smartphones, watches and tablets – here are the latest gadgets you should watch out for.
Outlook not great as PCD market set to continue its decline
"Smartphones continue to be top of mind for consumers when it comes to new device purchases, and arguably the rapid adoption of large screen smartphones has resulted in consumers doing less on their PC or tablet and more on their phone."
Gartner: smartphone sales still suffering
Australia, sales down 10.2% in 1Q19, but New Zealand sales grew slightly by 1.3%.
Hands-on review: iPhone XS Max is a luxury phone
The XS Max’s RRP puts it squarely in the premium market and is definitely one of the priciest you can get.
Hands-on review: Playing the long game with the iPhone XR
The red XR is a rare case of having a phone that’s ‘too pretty to be covered’ - and it’s not hard to see why.
Consumer spending on tech to reach US$1.32 trillion this year
If you ever thought the tech industry for consumers was beginning to wane, the International Data Corporation has some stats for you.
Forgotten your phone? Nearly half of Kiwis would feel ‘naked’
A majority of Kiwis are finding mobile phones increasingly indispensable to everyday life, a new survey finds with some very interesting results.
IDC: Apple slips to third behind Huawei in smartphone market
Huawei is now within striking distance of Samsung at the top of the global market.
Hands-on review: The ruggedly tough CAT S61 smartphone
The driveway beckoned me, so I dropped the phone several times. Back in the study, close examination has failed to reveal a single scratch.
Gartner: foldable phones could give device market new life
“Unless new models provide significant new utility, efficiency or experiences, users don’t want or need to upgrade.”
Hands-on review: The Huawei P30 Pro
The Huawei P30 Pro is not a replacement for the Mate 20 Pro, it’s more of a complementary device that takes into consideration six months of R&D.
Spark to stock Cat’s new rugged smartphone
The rugged device is designed for people with outdoor lifestyles or rugged professions, where mainstream devices are too easily damaged or destroyed.
Giveaway: Win the Huawei Y6 2019 with FutureFive
We’re back with the first giveaway of 2019, and once again Huawei is dishing out the goodies with a Huawei Y6 2019 smartphone up for grabs!
Huawei’s new flagship phones jump on the photography train
The new P30 and P30 smartphone handsets are sensor and lens heavy, placing emphasis on the growing trend for smartphone photography.
Aussies out of love with smartphone upgrades
According to IDC, the Australian smartphone market suffered a record 9.0% decline in unit shipments in 2018.
Huawei talks P Series history - and drops hints on the P30
Next week will see the covers come off the new Huawei P30 Series at a special launch event held at the Paris Convention Center.
Hands-on review: Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3 and the Amazfit Bip
You’ll probably be sad to see another device say ‘farewell’ to the 3.5mm headphone jack. Fortunately though, as mentioned, Xiaomi were kind enough to include an adapter in the box.
AU’s smartphone market suffers record decline
The smartphone market in Australia is going through some tough slog at the moment, but there is some good news on the horizon.
Hands-on review: The Huawei Y7 Pro 2019
As I began taking selfies you won’t be surprised to read how I was immediately drawn to “Handsome” mode. Improving on perfection is a tough ask but Huawei have risen to the challenge.
Samsung Galaxy S10 gains record rating for its display
Following a comprehensive evaluation process, DisplayMate Technologies has heaped the praises on the Samsung Galaxy 10 - specifically, its display.
Kiwis spending large on phones… for now
While New Zealanders are spending per device on smartphones than ever before, sellers should be wary that we will only go so fare.
High cost means the foldable phone fad won’t catch on in 2019
Research analyst Canalys says while it’s inevitable that more vendors will jump in on the fad, it won’t be gaining much traction in 2019.
Ever lost a diploma? List emerges of things left in NZ Ubers
Uber New Zealand has released the findings from its 2019 Lost & Found Index, detailing all the things that Kiwis left behind in cars last year.