Author: Leigh Geary

Launched – The Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra

Samsung announced today that they would “re-define what’s possible with the most powerful devices”. They announced a smartwatch, earbuds, a tablet and the Galaxy Note20 and 20 Ultra phones. They’ve each been designed “with the next normal in mind” and all wrap into the Samsung eco-system. The Galaxy …

Galaxy Unpacked – Watch live

The new Samsung phones usually get shown off in a huge, expensive launches with thousands sat watching. As an example, in years gone by we’ve been sat at the CCIB exhibition in Barcelona with the likes of Mark Zuckerberg brushing past before donning VR goggles to enjoy an …

Half price on the OnePlus Nord for six months

Head over to the Three website right now and you can bag a very decent OnePlus Nord deal. First of all you get unlimited data, unlimited texts and unlimited calls. You also get Go Binge, Go Roam and you can tether. All that for just £21 per month …

Dixons Carphone to cut 800 jobs

Yet more employees on the high street look to be losing their jobs as Dixons Carphone today announce plans to cut 800 jobs. The losses will be within in-store management of Currys PC World stores in order to “flatten (the) management structure” due to a rise in online …

Trump demands a cut of TikTok deal

In a Mafia-like response, Donald Trump has hit a new low today by suggesting that the US Treasury should get a cut of any TikTok sale after he “facilitated” it. As you remember, businessman Trump has threatened to ban Chinese-owned TikTok in the USA and wants an American …

Hello, Google Pixel 4a

Ooh now. £349 for your next Google smartphone. I’m liking all these supposed “mid-range” smartphones. It’s clearly bonkers-conkers to pay nearly £1,000 for a smartphone, so phones like the OnePlus Nord are really raising eyebrows. This, the new Google Pixel 4a, is even cheaper at £349, although in …

Meet the Doogee N20 Pro

The smartphone landscape never stands still. It’s cut-throat and fast moving. In the last few days we’ve been contacted by names that you may be getting to hear a lot more of here in Europe soon, and one of those is Doogee. We’ve covered this company for a …

OnePlus Nord – Buy it tomorrow!

Whatcha doing tomorrow? Fancy buying a new phone? One that has so many of those flagship specs, but for a fraction of the cost? At 9AM BST (10AM CET) the OnePlus Nord goes on sale. It’s available in Blue Marble and Gray Onyx, with the 8GB/128GB version costing …

Oppo launches a first-of-its-kind smartwatch

The new Oppo smartwatch, which is available in a couple of different versions, has been launched. The 41mm Bluetooth-connected Oppo Watch will be £229 and Amazon will be selling it in black, silver or Rose Gold from September 3rd. It comes with speedy VOOC Flash Charging, GPS and …

Microsoft talks to Trump about TikTok sale

After a presumably intelligent conversation with Donald Trump, Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has confirmed that discussions to purchase TikTok will continue. A date of September 15th has been given for completion of the sale discussions. A Microsoft blog post states.. Following a conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella …

Trump TicTok Termination

Orange-faced narcissist, Donald Trump, has told reporters that he has plans to kill off TikTok in the USA. Speaking to reporters, he suggested that an executive order could be signed quickly .. As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States. It comes as …

VanTop H610 Dashcam – Unboxing and price-drop!

Hello people. So, I was sent this to review a long, long time ago. It’s a dashcam, but with lots of added features. The Vantop H610 dashcam clips onto your rear-view mirror and, before you wire it up, it looks just like your normal mirror. You can see …

Huawei becomes the top handset maker

Despite US blockades and the lack of Google Play, Huawei is seeing fantastic sales in China. This has helped to push the company into the number one spot as the top handset maker in the world. Now beating Samsung, and despite blocks on Google apps and 5G network …

The Modmo Saigon – New electric bike with a monster range

Up to 124 miles on one charge? Yes, this is the Modmo Saigon. Created by Irishman Jack O’Sullivan, the company has grown significantly of late due to the “secretly electric” bike. It has a very understated design – simple on the outside and full of tech on the …

Samsung trade-in and cashback offers

Samsung have got some pretty decent offers starting today. If you’re thinking of getting a Samsung phone, you can get £75 off even if you’ve got a busted phone to trade-in. If you’ve got something a bit less broken and a bit more valuable (like an iPhone XS …

Go gaming crazy with the RedMagic 5S

Coming to the UK and the rest of the globe in September, this is the RedMagic 5S. It’s just been launched in China. This puppy has an “unparalleled cooling system” which is based on active liquid-cooling technology. There’s also a Turbo Fan ICE 4.0 system and an Ice …

Cat S62 Pro Launched, get all the details here.

If you want rugged, and you want properly useful extra gadgets, the Cat S62 Pro is the phone to go for. It meets the highest military spec (Mil-Spec 810H) so you can whack the lovely screen with a hammer or drop it repeatedly from 1.8 metres. It’s also …

OnePlus Nord – Review

So, let’s take a look at a phone that is definitely not the Oppo Find X2 Lite with a slightly different selfie camera setup (that is £399 by the way). No, this is the OnePlus Nord – a phone which costs £379 if you want the 8GB / …

Samsung drop a big pile of 5G everywhere

The Samsung “A-Range” phones have impressed us quite a bit lately. Have a look at our Samsung A70 thoughts as an example. Now Samsung have dropped a load of 5G models. The new Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71 5G and Galaxy A41 have added that 5G connectivity with …

Another Shared Rural Network mast goes up.

The Peak District is, without doubt, a beautiful place. However, getting a phone signal in such a scenic and protected area is pretty tricky. However, with to government pushing for mobile networks to work together more, 4G mobile coverage in rural Longnor is now available via Vodafone. As …

Vodafone now offering the Motorola Moto G 5G Plus too

Packing a Snapdragon 765 5G CPU and a 6.7″ 21:9 1080 x 2520 pixel screen (409 ppi, HDR and 90Hz refresh), this is the Motorola Moto G 5G Plus. After popping up on giffgaff it’s now coming to Vodafone too. You can buy one right here with 128GB …

Samsung Summer Offers are on!

Today Samsung have added a whole range of discounts and offers to their website. Offers include 15% off all Galaxy products, including smartphones, tablets and wearables. All you need to do is whack in the code SUMMER15, but it’s for this weekend only, so you have to be …

Meet the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel

Packing the rapid Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU, 5G connectivity and an Adren 650 GPU; this is the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel. Yes, long name. Weird name some would say, but they’ve gone all-in on the gaming angle. Powered by Android 10, this has dual front-faving stereo speakers, a …

The OnePlus Nord Pop-up details

OK, I’ve shown you all around the OnePlus Nord and we’ve taken a look at the cases that are available too. Not only that, but we then found a way to get one for a mere £349. Indeed, that Amazon deal has helped it get the top spot …

A VPN can do a lot more than you think

We’ve all spent quite a lot of time indoors of late and, despite the wide range of entertainment available through the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime and Rakuten, you may find that you’ve watched nearly everything that’s out there. However, you may feel like you’ve gone through every …

Honor launch the new Router 3

Need a new router? Fed up of the one your ISP gave you and want to perhaps get a far better coverage by whacking something better in? For £79.99, this is the new HONOR Router 3. It’s got WiFi 6 Plus (3000Mbps speeds), OFDMA technology (super-quick simultaneous connections …

Vodafone add Prime and YouTube Premium to Entertainment offerings

Vodafone have long offered a set of “bolt ons” to their plans. You’ve been able to add on Spotify, Now TV and Sky Sports Mobile TV for a while now, with the charges going onto your single bill. Now the network is adding a couple of additional services …

OnePlus Nord. Now EVEN cheaper!

The OnePlus Nord is already crazy cheap at £379 (for the 128GB / 8GB version) but, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can get an additional £30 off the price! This reduces the price down to £349, making the phone … err… bonkers cheap. Head to the …

Galaxy Unpacked – August 5th. It’s all going to be very different

A lot has changed over the last few months. The high street, as we’ve known it for many years, had already suffered at the hands of out-of-town shopping malls and internet shopping. However, when the coronavirus hit, those who’d never shopped online started doing so, and now it’s …

Responsive design. Your smartphone would be in trouble without it

Not many are aware of the simply massive change that has happened on the web in recent years. It’s not too long ago that most sites has a completely separate mobile website. It was a cut-down version of the desktop version, with less functionality. Not only that, but …

I love gold! More data for the same price with giffgaff

No, it’s not quite Willy Wonker, but there’s now a “Golden goodybag” being trialled by giffgaff. It still costs £10, but you get 3GB more data – a full 9GB in total plus unlimited texts and minutes. The existing £10 goodybag will still be available, but you can …

The Snapdragon 765 / 765G. Driving down smartphone prices.

I mean, we knew some bits about the OnePlus Nord before this event. But the price they just announced? Bejesus. That’s an insanely cheap price. The 8GB / 128GB OnePlus Nord is £379. The 12GB / 256GB OnePlus Nord is £469. Yesterday we looked an another Snapdragon 765 …

OnePlus Buds. Hands on!

These have a passing resemblance to the new Google Pixel Buds (which cost £179) but they’re £100 less at just £79 from the OnePlus website. I’ve given these a try and they give a very similar sound quality to the Honor Magic Earbuds, but there’s no active noise …

The OnePlus Nord. Hands on and unboxing!

This is the one we’ve all been waiting for, and the handset that could potentially start turning the smartphone world on it’s head. This is a phone which is affordable but carries a lot of the tech and specs you’ll normally see in those crazy-expensive £1,000+ phones. This, …

OnePlus Nord – The launch, LIVE.

At 3PM UK time today (4PM CET), OnePlus will unveil the OnePlus Nord. It’ll form part of the world’s first AR smartphone launch, which we covered a couple of weeks back. To be part of the launch, you can either grab the OnePlus Nord Android AR App or …

Exclusive gaming gift packages for the Honor 9A owners

If you’re looking for a well-priced phone, the Honor 9A is probably on your list to look at. It’s priced at just £129.99 right now and that includes a 5000mAh battery, 6.3″ 1600×720 pixel screen, 3GB RAM, 64GB storage and triple rear cameras. That’s already good value for …

Create your own Coolsmartphone face masks

Now that we’re wearing face masks more, you don’t necessarily need to just grab the nearest one you find. Head to sites online and you can design your own. We’ve spotted some at Contrado which are made from non-irritable, latex free, sweat preventative material and, best of all, …

Motorola G 5G Plus comes to giffgaff

With giffgaff working on 5G (they operate on O2 masts), they’ve today announced that the Motorola G 5G Plus will be available shortly on their network. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765-powered smartphone runs Android 10 and has a 6.7″ 1080 x 2520 pixel screen (21:9 ratio at 409 ppi) …