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It seems to be a big week for smartphones on TheEffect this week with our big HTC Desire 510 review. We also had a look at the new Microsoft Lumia 535 and found out about the next wave of OnePlus One pre-orders. If you’re looking for something to play on your snazzy new phone, Candy Crush Saga is back with a soda-flavoured sequel and it’s harder than ever. Put your feet up, relax and catch up with The Sunday Effect.

This week’s big stories:

HTC Desire 510 Review


We recently got our hands on the latest entry-level phone from HTC, the Desire 510, to put it through it’s paces and we were pleasantly surprised with how it handled for a €149.99 smartphone. Check our post out to see what we thought of the HTC Desire 510.

Microsoft Lumia 535 is the first non-Nokia Lumia device

The Microsoft Lumia 535

The Microsoft Lumia 535

Microsoft has revealed a new budget device and the first phone to drop the Nokia branding, the Microsoft Lumia 535. Read on to find out more!

Assasins Creed Unity – Launch Trailer

Assasins Creed: Unity came out this week to somewhat mixed reviews. Check out the launch trailer above while we’re working on our review! We’ll have a review round up next week too!

GTAV / Far Cry 4 PS4 Digital Launch – Potential Issues Ahead?


Thankfully, Sony have some good news for GTAV digital pre-orderers. Previously we thought that GTAV’s and Far Cry 4’s launch on Sony’s PS4 could be affected by regular PSN maintenance if you’re purchasing the game via digital download. Find out what’s changed in our post!

OnePlus One opening pre-orders for 2nd time


Last month, OnePlus One launched their pre-order system as a chance to purchase the OnePlus One without an invite and they sold tens of thousands unit. Yes, there was some server issues, but what launch these days doesn’t have server issues and that’s why they are back with a second round of pre-orders. Find out how you can get your hands on one of the most highly anticipated android phones of the year in our post!

App of the week:

Candy Crush Soda Saga


Yep. It got me. Again. King’s Candy Crush sequel was released this week and boy it’s addictive. This time, water is the big differentiator as candies can fall down the screen and flow up. Sometimes your goal will be to fill the screen with soda by matching special candies or uncovering bears by matching tiles multiple times. Essentially, it’s Candy Crush for pros. They didn’t really need to make the game any harder I think but I’m still enjoying the frustration!

You can play it on Facebook, Android and iPhone.

That’s it for this week! What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter pages. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for reviews, previews, hands-ons and more.

Additional sources: Google Play

David McGinley

Irish Writer, Ad man and lover of tea, all things digital, gaming, coffee, photography, gadgets, writer @TheEffectDotNet. Views are my own.

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