Nokia Lumia 530, Windows Phone 8.1 & quad-core Snapdragon

Nokia Lumia 530

Nokia Lumia 530 is more or less a refresh to the highly successful Lumia 520. Microsoft positions this smartphone to conquer the lower budget market after discontinuing its Android experiment. Lumia 530 will be available in both single and dual SIM making it the second Windows smartphone to support this feature. Like the Lumia 630, this device supports dual stand-by and noise cancellation technology. The display is a 4.0-inch TFT, 480 x 854 pixels (FWVGA) resolution with the new double-tap… 

HTC One mini 2, 5MP selfies & HD display

HTC One mini 2

HTC One mini 2 is an advancement for last year’s HTC One mini and a compact version to HTC One M8. It features a 4.5-inch Super LCD2 display and an aluminium body. The body is creatively crafted for comfort, especially for those with smaller hands. Like its larger sibling, this device runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense 6.0 user interface and BlinkFeed homescreen. In terms of aesthetics and software, HTC One mini 2 is almost as competent as its… 

HTC One M8, Android KitKat & Harman Kardon audio

HTC One M8

HTC One M8 is the successor to the creatively designed and award-winning HTC One. The new flagship is not as revolutionary as its predecessor but improves on some of its shortcomings. With this new flagship, HTC continues to design ergonomic devices that will mostly appeal to smartphone purists. Ever since dropping the ‘Quietly Brilliant’ slogan, HTC has been producing smartphones for almost each market segment and embracing more advertising for its top-tier devices. Heavy users will be impressed to find… 

Alcatel Idol mini, 4.3-inch IPS display & dual SIM

Alcatel Idol mini

Alcatel Idol mini hit the Kenyan market early this year and has been selling silently despite exhibiting impressive specs and design. The device is characteristically slim following in the footsteps of its larger sibling and weighs only 96 grams. When placed in the same room with Nokia Lumia 520, Samsung Galaxy Trend and Tecno M5, the weight and stylishness of the Idol mini remains unbeatable. Alcatel Idol mini lacks the aluminium construction of its larger sibling, the One Touch Idol… 

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, Android OS & MIL-STD-810G certification

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a niche smartphone suitable for any adventurous user. It might not appeal to most people due to its weight and predominantly masculine design. It weighs 170 grams with a thickness of 8.9 mm. Although marginally slimmer than its predecessor, it has gained more height and width to keep up with the larger display and heavier protective features. Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is highly rugged to offer the kind of freedom and durability that the regular…