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Which? Technology news roundup, 18 October 2013

iPhone 5s speed test, MyTablet, HTC One Max & more

Mobile phones and tablet

The results are in. Our test labs have put the Apple’s latest mobile handset – the iPhone 5s – through its paces.

So just how quick is the iPhone 5s and how does it compare to its chief rivals, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, the LG G2 and even Apple’s own iPhone 5c? Read on to see if the Galaxy S4 was overtaken by the iPhone 5s.

Elsewhere, our tablets expert takes a look at the five key features of Argos’s newly announced budget 7-inch MyTablet. We also examine the HTC One Max – a super-sized mobile with a 5.9-inch screen and fingerprint scanner.

We also delve into the Which? archives to reveal the history of Nokia in Which? reviews. Find out in what year Nokia first gained a Best Buy award and when the classic Nokia Grande Valse ringtone first made itself heard.

Also on Which? Tech Daily this week:

  • Windows 8.1 launch – five significant changes
  • Samsung KE55S9C – first look at the 55-inch OLED TV
  • Tesco Hudl vs Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD – which tablet is best for value?
  • Helpdesk Challenge – how to free up hard disk space
  • Time to get rid of your wallet? – contactless payment explained

All this and more on Which? Tech Daily.

Is the iPhone 5s the fastest phone ever tested? – Which? test lab results

The iPhone 5 won plenty of plaudits when it launched back in September 2012. But such records don’t last long in the world of mobile phones, with Samsung’s Galaxy S4 soon setting even faster speed standards.

Now the iPhone 5s is here, featuring a bigger, better processor. But can it beat the speed of the outstanding Samsung Galaxy S4? We sent it to our lab and put it to the test to see just how fast Apple’s latest handset really is. Read on to see which handset takes the prize of fastest mobile phone available.

Argos MyTablet – a £99 7-inch tablet to rival the Tesco Hudl

Hot on the heels of the Tesco Hudl, Argos has announced its own MyTablet. The price of £99 is headline-grabbing, but is it any good?

We see if the budget tablet holds any advantages over the likes of the Hudl and Google Nexus 7 and investigate its key features.

HTC One Max – the 5.9-inch phone with a fingerprint scanner

The HTC One Max is a super-sized version of the HTC One smartphone. It features a whopping 5.9-inch touchscreen and fingerprint scanner but does bigger mean better? Read on to find out.

Tech Time Tunnel – win a Nokia Lumia 625

Nokia has been at the forefront of mobile technology since its inception. We delved into the Which? archives to discover our past verdicts on the Finnish phone developer’s classic range of mobiles, including details of the Nokia 101 – the first Nokia Best Buy as reviewed in 1993.

Read on to discover more about the past of Nokia and for your chance to win a Nokia Lumia 625.

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