Handsets (General) Archive

Huawei Ascend G7 4G review

Following on from their announcement of the New Huawei Ascend G7 4G (which I covered here), I was lucky enough to get sent a device for review. Device Specs. 5.5 inch HD IPS display, 720p resolution. Measuring in at 7.6 mm thick. 1.2 GHz quad core processor capable

MWC – Sony reveal their new Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra UPDATE

It seems that, despite their best efforts to stop things leaking, Sony have slipped and overnight an image popped up on their Xperia Lounge app about the soon-to-be-released Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra. Silly name conventions aside, what do we know about this tablet? Well, it is going

More smartphones, more data, more trouble?

Here in Europe we’ve long reached and breached the point at which everyone has a smartphone. Many of you may even have two smartphones. For those working in phone stores, it’s rare that someone walks in without currently having a phone, and then walks out again with

Huawei launch the Ascend G7 4G

Chinese phone giant Huawei, which is the world’s third biggest smartphone provider, today launched the Huawei Ascend G7 4G. Spec’s Include. 5.5 inch HD IPS display, 720p resolution. Measuring in at 7.6 mm thick. 1.2 GHz quad core processor capable of download speeds up to 150 Mbps

Can a smartphone or tablet REALLY replace my TV?

For Christmas my son managed to upgrade his old Nintendo Wii to a new Nintendo Wii U. Thanks Santa, very good of you. He’s been enjoying the new higher-resolution games and is a big Mario fan. Somehow I’ve lost quite a few races against him on Mario

Acer Liquid Jade S ready to buy now

Fancy yourself some mid range Android goodness? Dont ‘want to be a Samsung clone? This might be of interest to you then. Just before Christmas our founder and all round legend Leigh went on an excursion from deepest darkest Englandshire to the fruitful and vibrant city of

Lumia 535 Review

Let me start by saying this: I have been an Android user from the very beginnings. My first Android phone was the T-Mobile G1 way back in 2008. So I haven’t really used any other operating systems. Yes, I have had a little play with iOS and Windows

BQ to sell the Ubuntu Phone tomorrow

BQ are the company who are going to be making the eagerly awaited Ubuntu Phone and they’ve tweeted out this morning that they’ll be selling a limited number tomorrow between 9am and 6pm (CET which means 8am-5pm for us in the UK). If you’re interested I’d suggest

Pay for fuel with your phone at Shell

If I ever get my phone out whilst filling up the car, a dull monotone voice usually bellows out across the petrol station PA system… “Pump 4, put your phone away please.” Now though, it seems that some petrol stations actually want you to use your smartphone.

Ubuntu Phone coming to the UK very soon

We all love a new phone right? We all love fledging mobile OS’s right? We all love web apps right? If you said yes to all three then there is a phone coming out soon that’ll be right up your street. The Ubuntu edition of the BQ

HTC M9 leaks… yet again

HTC seems to be having a problem keeping a lid on things recently. As a result the HTC M9 has been leaking like a burst dam during monsoon season. I honestly have not seen this many leaks for any other phone that doesn’t have an Apple logo

Lumia 535 now available in the UK

Today Microsoft announced that the Lumia 535 will be available here in the UK. The device will be available from the following retailers: Amazon, Tesco, O2, Carphone Warehouse and Virgin, and in a striking range of colours including green, orange, white, dark grey, cyan and black. The spec’s of

Prepping our Barcelona gear. Should I pack a Windows tablet?

Mobile World Congress could get interesting this year because quite a few of us will be out there and we all have pretty different ideas on the best way to get content onto the web quickly and effectively. For the simplicity, battery life and quickness, you’ll probably

Is Samsung to drop the Snapdragon 810 processor ?

Rumours have been floating around the internet for quite sometime about Samsung dropping Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor in favour for its own Exynos chips. However, with Samsung and Qualcomm both keeping schtum on this matter, the authenticity of the report could not be confirmed. Now though. at its

Tesco to ditch all other networks

UK supermarket giant Tesco is to kick out rival networks and only sell contracts to Tesco Mobile, which hops on the back of the O2 network. The Tesco Phone Shop will eventually stop selling contracts on all networks but its own, in a move designed to streamline

Samsung Galaxy A5 & A3 available in UK 12th February.

Samsung today announced that the first smartphones in its Galaxy A-Series range, the A3 and A5, will available to buy in UK stores on Thursday 12th February. The devices will be available to buy from selected high street retailers and networks including Carphone Warehouse, EE and O2, and

Reviveaphone Splash Review

Have you ever caught yourself trying to hide out of the rain so that you can check something on your mobile? Don’t worry, we have all been there and if you are not lucky enough to own a flagship from Sony, Samsung or indeed Motorola then you

HTC Desire 626 specs leaked

According to @upleaks Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC is working on a mid-range handset dubbed the Desire 626. From the leaked images, the Desire 626 looks very similar to HTC’s current mid-range Desire handset the 826. However, the Desire 626 will sport considerably less powerful internals, which includes :-

HTC M8 Developer & Unlocked Editions Receiving Lollipop Update

When Google released Android 5.0 Lollipop in October last year, HTC boldly announced that they would update their flagship device within 90 days (oh how we sniggered). Well it appears we shouldn’t have laughed so hard as HTC was able to keep that plan in tact. According to

UK Galaxy S5 receiving Lollipop Update.

In December last year Samsung began rolling out their Lollipop update the Galaxy S5, starting in Poland, which those of us that love to hack, soon started shoe horning into our devices. Well if you’re not a hacker the wait appears to be over with the update now officially landing