Handsets (General) Archive

11 Million sign up to trial Apple Music.

According to Senior Vice President of Apple Internet Service, Eddy Cue, Apple’s month old music streaming service – Apple Music – has had 11 million members sign up to for the trial service. The trial gives customers access Apple’s catalogue of 30 million songs for 3 months

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition – Unboxing

It feels like it’s taken a long time to get to this place, but finally I have a Meizu MX4. I was very impressed with this when I first had a hands on with it at MWC earlier this year. Since then I have had more of a

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820, 35% faster.

According to a leaked image posted on social networking site Weibo, the next new processor from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 820 (which is expected to be launched later this month) is 35% faster than the current leader the Snapdragon 810. Right here’s the geeky bit. The 820’s newer

Over a million waiting for a Oneplus Two invite

The Oneplus One launched last year amid a blaze of PR blunders.  Accusations of sexism, strange competitions and phone smashing were rife as Oneplus created a storm of publicity. So far however their “flagship killer” is creating a little bit of a fuss. Once again Oneplus are

Honor 7 – 200,000 units sold in just 2 minutes

Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei has managed to sell out of Honor 7 handsets incredibly quickly. They shifted over 200,000 of their new flagship handset – the Honor 7 – in just two minutes during a recent promotional sale. The Honor brand has been gaining ground recently and

Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus revealed.

Newly leaked photos showing the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus and the Galaxy Note 5 have emerged on the internwebs. The photos show the S6 edge Plus as having a model number of SM-G928A, and the device is running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. There’s also snaps of the Note

New design language for the 2015 Moto X

According to the invites sent out for the upcoming event on 28th July, Motorola promises it will change your “relationship status” with your phone. It’s believed that Lenovo-owned Motorola will reveal a new Moto G and Moto X for 2015. Coming from unconfirmed sources the 2015 Moto

BQ Aquarius E5 – Unboxing

I’m going to start with a brief bit of background. Those of you who visit the site regularly will be aware that I have had the chance to test the BQ Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. I was using the phone for a short time and something with

YotaPhone 3 on the horizon

The dual-sided YotaPhone series made a big splash at MWC, but it wasn’t picked up by the major networks over in Blighty. However, we quite liked it all in all, so when news of the YotaPhone 3 leaked, colour us excited. The e-ink screen is a great

Samsung Galaxy J7 & J5 Leaked.

In typical Samsung “throw everything at the wall and see what sticks approach” to mobile devices, two more units have been leaked, these being the Samsung Galaxy J7 and J5. From the images that have appeared we can see that the devices are made from the good

Archos 50 and 55 Helium Plus, UK-bound in July.

Following their announcement earlier in the month, two devices from the French manufacturer Archos will be available in the UK soon enough. These will be the 50 Helium Plus and 55 Helium Plus. Both the devices are classed as “budget” handsets and both have almost identical internals. Archos have

Text walking lanes introduced in Brussels

We’ve seen something like this before. China tried it but, from what I remember, it was abandoned because mobile phone users didn’t see the signs or the phone-only walkway. Now something similar is rolling out in Antwerp, with “text lanes” trying to separate “phone zombies” from other

Cyanogen OS CM12.1 for the One Plus in testing.

OnePlus have announced that the latest version of Cyanogen OS, Cyanogen OS 12.1 (based on Android 5.1), which is currently undergoing testing and Google certification. On the other side of things OxygenOS, which is OnePlus’s own operating system update based on Android 5.1, is in the works.

Carphone Warehouse’s iD network to stock Huawei P8

  Huawei has just announced that its new flagship smartphone, the P8. Our very own James reviewed here and it’s now available for pre-order exclusively on iD, the new network from Carphone Warehouse. It costs £21.50 on a almost unheard of 12 month contract, which gives you 300 mins,

Apple Pay coming to UK

  Currently confined to the US Apple Pay, (the tap to buy service that uses the NFC to beam your relevant card details to the vendors terminal, similar to “contactless payment we already have fitted to some UK credit/debit cards.) might not be US only for much

Sony Xperia Z3+ – Photo Special

Today we were lucky enough to get hands on with Sony’s new flagship the Xepria Z3+. This is a really nice evolution of the Z3 and one that would make a nice upgrade from anyone who is using a Xperia Z or Xperia Z2. It is also

LG G4 Black leather option now exclusive to CarphoneWarehouse.

Independent UK mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced that it has started sales of the latest LG flagship device the G4, and the retailer has the black leather clad device as an exclusive, while also stocking the brown leather option as well as the plastic-clad grey

IDC publishes another load of analyst prediction guff

Here is the smartphone market share according to IDC. Have a look at that purple line. That’s Windows Phone. As you can see, for 3 years, it’s not really moved a great deal. I’m not going to say anything more about that. I wish Windows Phone was

Xperia Z3+ announced

Today Sony announced an edition to its Xperia Z3 range, imaginatively titled the  Xperia Z3+ The newly announced device is both slimmer (6.9mm) and lighter (144g) than the Xperia Z3, and is available in four colour options to meet your individual taste and style. Choose from classic black, white

Oppo tease out the R7 and R7 plus

Chinese phone manufacturer Oppo is due to announce their next flagship device, the R7, on May 20th. However, prior to the official launch date the company have released some teaser images of the phone. The images appear to show a full metal body and ultra thin bezels.