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    Apple leads a Q4 2021 smartphone market share snapshot

    Despite a pandemic and a global chip shortage, smartphone shipments actually grew by 1% worldwide, according...

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    Hands-on with the Astro Slide 5G at CES 2022

    Planet Computers' latest QWERTY palmtop/communicator was shown to the world's press at CES 2022 in Las...

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    When classic smartphones become collectables

    When a smartphone falls out of use in your life, there's a temptation to find a...

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    JTube - a new client for Youtube on Symbian heading into 2022!!!

    Guest author Michael “Mivas Greece” contributes: "It’s been years since the Ovi Store for Symbian phones...

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    The Astro Slide 5G saga approaches two years

    Back in March 2020, so just under two years ago, Planet Computers launched the Indiegogo campaign...

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    HMD Global's Nokia has fallen into the same trap as the original

    There's a good summary feature now over at Android Authority, reviewing five years of HMD Global's...

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    The Mobile Phone Museum debuts

    Ben Wood is a name that many know in the wider phone world and it seems...

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    Pixel 6 Pro - imaging hardware that's finally worthy of study

    For years people have praised Google's 'HDR+' (and then 'Pixel Camera') image handling and processing. Originally...

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    Where it all started? 11 years before the iPhone...

    The video embedded below appeared recently on popular YouTube channel DankPods, highlighting the Nokia 9000, the...

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    Android 12 is released to AOSP

    Google's Android platform is complicated - it releases the core of the OS to AOSP, Android...

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    iOS 15 hits, here are the highlights

    Apple released iOS 15 overnight for all iPhones going back to the iPhone 6s (from 2015,...

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    Head to head: Lumia 950 XL vs Sony Xperia 5 iii

    Last year's Xperia 5 ii (read as 'mark 2') was almost a perfect match in terms...

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    All About... Zeiss T* lenses

    Carl ZEISS, later shortened to just 'ZEISS', has been an optics brand associated with cameras and...

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    Almost a decade apart: Nokia 808 vs Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

    Nine and a half years apart, we have two phone camera systems with near 1" sensors....

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    Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra - the ultimate camera phone?

    These being the 'All About' sites, there has been an emphasis on phone cameras over the...

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    Flashback to the Nokia N97 - did it 'kill Nokia'?

    GSM Arena's Flashback series rolls in, with a look back at the smartphone that many claim...

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    Preparing the way: imaging on the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

    It's not often that a camera-equipped smartphone comes along that goes so far 'up to 11'...

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    Nokia XR20

    It's not that often that I review a new Nokia, especially here mid-2021. True, this is...

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    Remembering the Nokia N8

    Abdulla Zaki, over on YouTube, has been retro-actively looking back at the 2010 Nokia N8. It's...

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    Flashback to UIQ and the Sony Ericsson P910!

    GSM Arena loves its retro spots (and we love them too) and this time it's the...

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    Pure, pure, pure? Five phone cameras from 2012 to 2021

    I've done PureView shootouts in the past, but there are a few tweaks here. From the...

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    'Final' Delight CFW released for some Symbian phones

    News from the Delight Custom FirmWare (CFW) team is that Delight for the Nokia C7, E7,...

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    Moore's Law no more?

    In the interests of self-education, you might like to take a Friday look at a longish...

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    The big, big 2021 All About sites accessory review update

    Over the last three years on the All About sites, I've reviewed dozens of useful smartphone...

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    GSMArena tackles Lumia 1020 vs the Mi 11 Ultra

    See, it's not just me pitching old imaging classics against the new toys of today. GSM...

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    Nokia 808: the most notable camera-phone ever?

    GSM Arena just posted another in their series of 'retro' videos and it's a cracker, looking...

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    Should you take 'zoom' a lens at a time?

    It's potentially a technological hot potato, yet 99% of the world has come down on one...

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    Rafe Blandford and the Nokia era

    A recent short series of podcasts from two Australians has been getting luminaries from the Nokia...

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    The 'Leica Leitz Phone 1' launched, also a 1" camera sensor

    Don't get too excited, for two reasons. First, the Leica Leitz Phone 1 is just a...

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    Understanding (and debunking) lossless, high-resolution, and spatial audio

    A well deserved link-of-interest here to the all round best article on understanding smartphone (and general...

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    2009 to 2021: Did 'Smartphone Essentials' verdicts stack up?

    Chancing upon a very old smartphone industry magazine from 2009 while having an office clearout, I...

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    2009 in hindsight: The N97 and where Nokia lost the plot

    As part of a series of content items looking back at the glory days of Nokia...

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    2006-2007: my most exciting personal 12 months in smartphone history

    I know what you're thinking. I'm about to parrot other journos by declaring that the smartphone...

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    Google IO 2021 is free to watch and starts today

    Whether or not you use Android as a smartphone OS, the reach of Google services extends...

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    Sharp Aquos R6 includes a 1" camera sensor

    Just launched in Japan (so may never go worldwide, of course, but...) is the Sharp Aquos...

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    Battery testing too, at DxOMark...

    Despite misgivings from the past over DxOMark's phone camera testing (bias towards companies that paid for...

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    All About... Bluetooth music

    No, not another site(!), but a genuine attempt to dig into Bluetooth music, i.e. hooking up...

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    Introducing All About... Mobile!

    With Windows Phone (8.1 and W10M) news and software now almost at a standstill, you'll have...

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    DSLR vs camera phone, 2021 - are we there, yet?

    Something a little different, here on the All About sites (including AAM, still yet to launch...

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    Liquid Crystal Lenses in phone cameras in '3 to 5 years'?

    Scope Photonics in Ontario, Canada, have worked out a way to produce liquid crystal lenses, in...

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    LG Mobile officially shuts down, ends 15 years in smartphones

    Starting off (in the smartphone world) with Series 60 (on Symbian) handsets, transitioning through Windows Phone...

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    Detailing the Mi 11 Ultra - the ultimate camera phone arrives

    Yesterday's launch of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra included details of what is the highest end...

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    Video: the 'buttery smooth' Mi 11

    Having pitched the new Xiaomi Mi 11 against the Lumia 950 XL in specifications and imaging,...

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    PitlaneOne UWP is now ready for F1, 2021!

    For (Symbian and) Windows 10 Mobile, this is a notable update for F1 fans... The season...

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    Just how practical is solar power for keeping your smartphone going?

    It's an idea that I've toyed with over the years, and prompted by a recent submission...

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    Today sees the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, 'co-developed' with Hasselblad

    Today, 23rd March, sees the launch of a world smartphone with mass imaging appeal, i.e, you've...

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    2021 Smartphone photo storage thoughts

    With Google stepping back from their original vision for Google Photos, year on year, changes are...

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    It's the bits and bytes - not the chips and components!

    In the last few years, the whole core of what a smartphone means to me has...

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    Hasselblad returns to smartphones

    Carl ZEISS, Leica, and other camera makers have helped phone imaging hardware over the years, of...

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    A 2021 'PureView' battle: 808/1020/Pixel/iPhone

    In each of my previous camera shootouts from the phone world, I get people asking about...