Author: Leigh Geary

OnePlus 7 now available to order

Don’t get confused, this isn’t the 7 Pro (that’s the one on the right), so you won’t be getting the flip camera or Warp Charge. The screen is a bit lower resolution and the battery is slightly lower capacity, but it’s £499 for the 6GB model. That’s definitely …

VOXI add more data to plans

New and existing VOXI customers have now had more data added to their plans. The network runs on (and is part of the) Vodafone network and they’ve boosted the £10 package from 6GB to 8GB, the £15 package has gone up from 15GB to 20GB and let’s not …

Compared – 4G vs 5G

There’s no doubt about it, 5G is going to make an amazing difference to your data speeds. The throughput is astonishing and we’ve seen examples of entire movies being downloaded in seconds. There is, though, two very important changes that 5G will cause. The first, rather obviously, is …

EE 5G goes live today

In all honesty, if I was to give my personal opinion, I’d admit to you that 4G seems to be enough for me. The increased price of 5G on EE and the speed at which you can pile through it is putting me off. However, today marks the …

“No gun, no smoke, only speculation”, says Huawei

The continuing Trump Trade Termination is having a big impact on Huawei globally. Google won’t be able to provide an operating system, ARM won’t licence chip designs and several internal US-sourced components will stop arriving. Huawei have today filed a motion for summary judgment to challenge the decision …

Cheap microSD deal!

Got yourself a microSD slot? Want some more storage? How’s about 256GB? Well, normally you’d be looking at a card which has a bit less storage because, traditionally, 256GB would cost you quite a bit. However, right now you can get yourself a 256GB card for just £23.99. …

Earning rewards through exercise

I seem to be the only person I know who doesn’t get a great deal of surveys from Google Opinion Rewards. The app, for those who aren’t aware, delivers quick surveys to you. Once you answer one, you’ll get some Google Play Credit. I’ve got 92p so far, …

Asus ZenFone 6 – Battery update

This was never meant to be a battery test. What happened, if I’m honest, is that I forgot to charge the ZenFone 6 one night. This meant that I had to go into uncharted territory. A second day on battery. So that happened, and the 5000mAh battery simply …

Huawei – Possible reprieve in Trump Trade Termination

US businessman and part-time President, Donald Trump, is now indicating that Huawei isn’t as “dangerous” as he makes out. He’s told reporters that Huawei could be part of a future Chinese trade deal. In his stage logic, he’d be quite happy to include the “very dangerous” telecoms company …

Vodafone 5G phones go live. No Huawei in sight..

A partnership with streaming gaming provider “Hatch”, 5G roll-out plans and pricing. It’s all here from Vodafone today. They’ve also announced two 5G-ready handsets – the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and Xiaomi Mi MIX 3. No Huawei 5G phones. The pricing, according to Voda, is the same as …

Huawei woes. Now Panasonic leave Huawei high and dry

The American businessman, Donald Trump, has single-handedly delivered a hammer-blow to the Huawei and Honor operation. We’ve already covered the recent problems, which include EE not ranging Huawei 5G phones and ARM stopping HiSilicon using their chip technology, but now things – if it were possible – have …

Huawei. And so the problems begin.

It really can’t be underestimated just how much the American restrictions are going to impact Huawei. Right now, their phones are fantastic. I recommend them. Both Huawei and Honor are absolutely smashing it out of the park, but here’s just a quick look at the problems they’ve got …

EE get the jump on Vodafone. 5G going live on May 30th

Vodafone recently announced their 5G go-live date of July 3rd, but today, in a briefing to press, EE gave announced their intention to switch everything on next Thursday. It means that EE will provide the UK’s first full 5G service, even if there’s really nobody using it just …

The European Elections. It’s all about phone orientation.

Let’s not try and get into politics. You can probably guess my stance as I’ve been lucky enough to visit several European countries over the years and I really can’t see any tangible benefit of leaving. As part of the EU, Britain has access to 36 free trade …

Huawei berate new US restrictions

The repercussions of the US-China trade war hit Huawei straight in the face yesterday, with Google complying with a Trump Executive Order to stop working with the company. This means that the delivery of new software to Huawei and Honor would stop on handsets to be launched, and …

Sony Xperia 10 Review

Oh my days. We’ve got a Sony phone in the office. This is new. Sony seem to have a problem that none of us can really pinpoint. Think about your next smartphone purchase and you’ll probably think Samsung or Huawei. You may even think about Xiaomi, Honor or …

Google drop-kicks Huawei.

The smartphone landscape is cut-throat. HTC? Gone. Sony? Motorola? LG? Struggling. But Huawei have enjoyed a massive rise to fame. They were already huge in China, but they’re now huge in various places around the world and, here in the UK their phones are selling like hot cakes. …

Asus ZenFone 6 – Gallery special

You’ll have no doubt noticed on my unboxing video that I jammed some things into the inner workings of the flip camera system and generally moved it around to see how strong it was. You can move it manually and it will stick in the place you left …

ZenFone 6 – Unboxing and example photos from the camera

Eager YouTube followers may have seen my late-night unboxing last night. However, I’ve now added a far better version so that you can see what this phone is all about. Before that though, if you want one, you need to head to the Asus online store. This one …