Mobile Phone Reviews

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Review: In Depth

6 days ago | POSTED IN REVIEWS

We review Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet, the full ten-inch follow-up to last year's Tablet Z, packing a gloriously vibrant screen and updated specs. Time was, Apple’s iPad was the sexiest tablet around by miles...

Yota YotaPhone

Yota YotaPhone Review: In Depth

last week | POSTED IN REVIEWS

The YotaPhone is the debut phone from Yota Devices, the Russian-based mobile broadband and now mobile phone maker.  Determined to make a mark, the Android-running YotaPhone launches with not one, but two screens...

Sony Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2 Review: In Depth

last week | POSTED IN REVIEWS

Our full Sony Xperia Z2 phone review: coming just a few months after Sony's Xperia Z1 flagship, can a screen wipe and a host of new camera features make the Xperia Z2 an essential purchase? Damn, it’s been a...

Vodafone Smart 4 Mini

Vodafone Smart 4 Mini Review: In Depth

last week | POSTED IN REVIEWS

We review Vodafone's Smart 4 Mini, an affordable £50 Android smartphone that packs some decent specs and features. Vodafone’s own-brand Smart mobiles are pure entry-level, with a wallet-strokingly low...

HTC Desire 500

HTC Desire 500 Review: In Depth

3 weeks ago | POSTED IN REVIEWS

The HTC Desire 500 is a relatively inexpensive mid-range phone aimed at the type of buyer who wants something solid, but not necessarily cutting edge.  We’re seeing many phones of a similar ilk these days...

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8) Review: In Depth

3 weeks ago | POSTED IN REVIEWS

A sequel is rarely better than the original and HTC undoubtedly faced one of its biggest challenges in creating a device that could take the torch from last year’s runaway success, the HTC One. The company...

LG G Flex

LG G Flex Review: In Depth

1 month ago | POSTED IN REVIEWS

We've been pulling and prodding the LG G Flex smartphone, the world's first curved mobile phone, and here's our full review of this 6-inch feature-packed phablet. While reviewing LG’s G Flex, the world’s...

HTC Desire 601

HTC Desire 601 Review: In Depth

1 month ago | POSTED IN REVIEWS

The HTC Desire 601 is a mid-range 4.5-inch phone that’s a rung down from the HTC One Mini but a couple of notches up from the Facebook-centric HTC First. A respectable set of features, including a 5-megapixel...

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: In Depth

1 month ago | POSTED IN REVIEWS

We first met the Samsung Galaxy S5 at MWC last month, but we've now got our hands on one back in Blighty for our full in-depth review of this flagship smartphone. How do you improve on one of the most...

Microsoft Surface 2

Microsoft Surface 2 Review: In Depth

1 month ago | POSTED IN REVIEWS

Take two: we return to the Surface - a world where Microsoft tries to blend the conventional tablet with desktop computing tropes to stand out from the crowd. Does it make a better impression second time...

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Review: In Depth

2 months ago | POSTED IN REVIEWS

We review Samsung's beefy 12-inch Galaxy Note 12.2, a beastly powerhouse tablet packing the S-Pen stylus We’ve seen some massive tablets in our time, but this one’s big enough to choke Godzilla...

Nokia Lumia 1320

Nokia Lumia 1320 Review: In Depth

2 months ago | POSTED IN REVIEWS

Nokia's most recent flagships have done little but impress, but can they still balance a great experience in a more affordable package? The Nokia Lumia 1320 helps us decide. Nokia Lumia 1320 design: Welcome to the big...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Review: In Depth

2 months ago | POSTED IN REVIEWS

Our review of the 2014 edition of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 shows it's a sterling machine, but can it match the mighty iPad Air? Samsung's Note phablets has achieved reasonable success, but the larger-screened...

Motorola Moto X

Motorola Moto X Review: In Depth

2 months ago | POSTED IN REVIEWS

Now it's finally hit the UK, we review the Motorola Moto X, and ask how it compares with the Moto G and the Nexus 5 from Google... Motorola launched its snazzy Moto X handset States-side last year, but us Brits had to...

Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto G Review: In Depth

2 months ago | POSTED IN REVIEWS

£135 doesn’t typically afford you the smartest of smartphones, but Motorola’s Moto G brings some incredible top line features to the budget Android realm for just that. As a result, this...


Mobile Phone Reviews

At Recombu Mobile we deliver in-depth and impartial reviews of the latest smartphones and tablets.

Mobile phones need to last about 24 months these days and can cost as much as a mid-range TV or Digital SLR. To reassure you that you're buying the right one, we do our utmost to put any phone we get in for review through its paces, living with it as our personal phone, primary web browser, portable media player and digital camera.

We are impartial in our reviews. Within the team with have Android, Apple, Windows Phone and BlackBerry users and we all constantly swap operating systems to keep up to date with the industry.

To ensure consistency in each review we consider exactly the same elements, these include: design and ergonomics, screen, operating system, user interface,connectivity and storage as well as performance and battery life. We also explore all the features; listening to the music player, taking a series of sample photographs and video and watching movies.

In addition to all of the above, awarding our final score factors in price too. As tech focused as we love to be, there's no getting away from the fact that value plays a big part in your buying decision. Budget, mid-range and premium phones are all reviewed against the best in their class.

What's more, if a phone scores highly we will live with it for a few months to back up our recommendation, returning to it roughly three months later for a long term test to see if it still excites us.

We welcome your mobile phone reviews. If you like or loathe a particular phone click ‘User reviews’ and in addition to simply reading our reviews, you can make your voice heard too.

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