Category: Android

Best phones for sports streaming and browsing on the go

Of late, I’ve noticed (whilst out shopping) a lot of dads doing a sneaky bit of football-watching on their phones. With providers like Sky Sports now delivering streams to subscribers in many different ways, it’s easier than ever to watch – and we’re more likely to thanks to …

Get Christmas Gadgets for less

I love not spending stacks of cash on Christmas gifts. In our regular “Features” section I’ve previously covered ways to get shiny, and normally quite expensive, gifts for less. There’s lots of ways to do it – trading in old phones, getting cashback and using discount codes if …

Top browser extensions for 2019

On your “regular PC” (or laptop), you’ll no doubt have a range of your favourite extensions in Chrome. Regardless of whether you’re an easygoing or avid user of the Internet, there are some must-have browser extensions that you’ll be using on a daily basis. However, when you’re on …

Motorola one hyper incoming

Available for $399.99 in the US, this is the new addition to the Motorola one family. It’s called the “hyper” (yes, in lower-case) and will be ready to buy here in the UK soon too. The phone has no in-display selfie shooter and instead opts for a pop-up …

Black Friday – Realme 5 Pro for less than £162

Good deal this one. We’ve already been up close and personal with the Realme 5 Pro and now, at the Black Friday discounted price of €189 (£161.30), it gets even better. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE running at 2.3GHz and it’s got a 6.3″ 2340×1080 …

Snapping your wedding photos on a Huawei P30 Pro

This one is similar to our wedding day in a way. We had a professional photographer but we found that a lot of the ad-hoc shots taken on other cameras were actually more interesting and more natural. Perhaps it’s the fact that there’s no tripod, it’s less obvious …

Best tablet for writers. Is it right under your nose?

I stumbled across a gadget that I’d almost forgotten about recently. It was an iPad Mini. Wow. Remember this? When we used to use tablets for things? Strangely though, I’ve found a new a new use for it as our existing “radio phone” has failed in the kitchen. …

How about sticking a floppy drive in your smartphone?

Over the years I’ve put some interesting things into my Android phone. Wow, that’s an opening line isn’t it? It all started when I stuck a mouse into the USB port, just to prove that Android does indeed support a number of peripherals. Things moved on with the …

Huawei Freebuds 3 earphones – Review

I have always been a bit of a luddite when it comes.to earphones staying true to using the classic Apple EarPods since way back when I had the OG iPhone. I even used to solder the Earpods onto the headphone cable that came with my new phone to …

2019’s most entertaining online games

Mobile gaming is now more popular than ever. In fact, almost half of all revenue in the global gaming industry was earned through mobile games last year. Game developers used to only release games for PC and consoles, but now they’re investing and becoming more involved in the …

Honor 9X now available in the UK

This phone is another one from the Huawei stable that has been announced already in China. Like the Huawei Nova 5T that we covered last week, this nips under the radar – just before the outright ban that Donald Tump imposed on Huawei and it’s subsidiaries. This ban …

The new Motorola RAZR. Take my money.

Well, this one was a bit of surprise when it appeared in our inbox. After many very similar-looking slate handsets, out of nowhere, comes this… I know, right? At last, a phone with a refreshingly old-but-new form factor. Not just a big screen, but a big screen that’s …

Get the new X2 Pro right now!

We were at the launch of this, the X2 Pro and the X2 some weeks back and now the Pro is about to hit the streets. This morning it went on sale, and you can now buy the phone at realme.com in either white or blue for… 6GB+64GB …

The DOOGEE S68 Pro – Rugged with a triple rear camera

Want a smartphone with some muscle? DOOGEE have just launched this, the S68 Pro. It’s their latest device in the S range and has a Sony AI triple camera setup plus a super long-lasting 6300mAh battery. This is on sale today for $199.99 (approx £156) via the DOOGEE …

Microsoft’s anti-trust case was the reason it lost the OS race.

According to Bill Gates that is…. The Microsoft founder today stated he believed Microsoft’s antitrust issues in the early 2000s was the reason for Windows Mobile not being the OS that people use today. When asked about the impact of the Justice Department’s antitrust case. He came out …

Excessive battery drain on your OnePlus – WhatsApp might be the culprit.

Some OnePlus smartphone users are reporting excessive battery drain on their devices, and investigation has revealed that WhatsApp is killing more than 40% of the battery, even with limited use, in the following conditions: OnePlus devices running both Android 9 and 10 are being affected by the high …

Huawei nova 5T now available at Vodafone

Well hello there. This one slipped out. It’s the Huawei nova 5T and, with the phone currently out of stock on the Huawei website normally available in purple, black or blue, you can at least now get the phone with Vodafone. Prices start at £28 per month with …

OnePlus announce a Phone Piano

Back in February 2012 we spotted this flying horse in Barcelona. It was created by Huawei, and they’d made the thing using Ascend smartphones. Now, a few years later, OnePlus have emulated that trick, but with a piano. They’ll be showing off a piano made entirely of OnePlus …

BritBox now launched in the UK

Here in the UK there’s a multitude of streaming services. We’re at the stage now where, if you join several paid-for services, quite a bit of money will be leaving your bank account per month so that you can watch shows from competing companies. The BBC iPlayer is …

Redmi Note 8T announced. Available on Three UK too.

The Redmi Note 8T announcement has just finished and we’ve had word that Three UK wuill be picking it up. First though, let’s take a look at the thing. First up, it features a 6.3″ 19.5:9 Full HD+ “Dot Drop” display. That’s 1080 x 2340 pixels and a …