Category: Android

Oppo F7 – The launch

Oppo did a bit of a launch over the weekend too. This is their new F7, a handset with a massive 6.23″ screen (2280 x 1080) in a 19:9 aspect ratio. There’s a rear 16 megapixel shooter with an f/1.8 aperture.. However… It’s not all about that back …

Live from China – The Meizu 15 Unboxing

A hotel room? A review unit? Matteo Doni? Mix up those ingredients and there’s a tasty video in the making. The Meizu 15 launched just yesterday and we were on hand to give it the maximum amount of coverage direct from China. The Meizu 15 has a 5.46″ …

Live from China – The Meizu 15 arrives

We’re live from Wuzhen in China this weekend. It’s the launch of the Meizu 15. It’s got the best camera technology in a Meizu and it’s the first Meizu handset to run on a Qualcomm chipset. There’s also going to be a Meizu 15 Plus, which has the …

Live from China – The Meizu launch

Whats this? Our very own Matteo? In China on business? Yes indeed, but wait a minute, he’s had something arrive. It’s an invite, but this isn’t some dull piece of paper. This is a very posh, plush and official-looking box. Inside there’s something quite special, and there’s even an …

Nokia 7 plus. Don’t forget, it’s on the way!

So, Dan wrote about this just a short while ago but the PR people promised me a free biscuit if I mentioned it again. The Nokia 7 plus, a smartphone which promises a two day battery life, is coming to the UK. It’s £349.99 and will be available …

Samsung Galaxy A8 coming to Vodafone

Yes, the A8, not the S8. The Galaxy A8 is a new mid-range device which fits into that uncomfortable “it’s a bit like an S8 but I bought the cheaper version” slot. It’s a tad heavier than the Galaxy S8, but still has the 18.5:9 screen and glass …

Ringtones! Lots and lots of ringtones!

Way back when this site first started, we had a monstrous downloads section where you could grab MP3 files to plonk onto your phone. In the early 2000’s (yes, we’ve been around a while), it was fairly unusual to have a phone which could get free ringtones. Most …

Binary Trading – Now web only

Google Play is the go-to place for apps if you’ve got an Android handset. It’s monitored and controlled by Google but, if you’re into your binary trading, you may have noticed that a new ban on apps allowing Binary Options trading has just kicked in. The news appeared …

Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS – now available for preorder.

If the standard Huawei P20 Pro is not enough of a stunning visual design with the mind-meltingly good camera then you can now pre-order its premium brother. This come’s in the form of the Porsche Design Mate RS, it has just gone up as available for pre-order with our friends over at Clove …

Huawei P20 camera review

You’ll be forgiven if you had not realised that in addition to the 3-camera behemoth (the P20 PRO) Huawei had also released a slightly smaller handset.  All the attention has so been on the P20 Pro, the bigger device with extra RAM, better water-proofing, an Amoled (rather than …

Meizu acquires patent for in-screen fingerprint sensors

Meizu is a Chinese phone manufacturer Leigh and I have been following for a while. Leigh really liked the Meizu M1 Note, and I’ve loved using the M2 Note, M3 Note and more recently an M5 Note. Meizu have been doing some funky stuff with their mBack buttons …

The LG G7 to be announced next month, with added ThinQ

Story so far then, and during the big mobile madness that is “Mobile World Congress”, some silly sausage put the upcoming LG G7 on the LG stand. It was sneaked behind the stand and presumably they thought that the invited guests wouldn’t be taking photos of the thing. …

Nokia 6 available to buy from tomorrow

The handset will be available exclusively from Carphone Warehouse for £229.99. This 2018 model adds fast charging and Zeiss cameras. It’s also 60% faster than its predecessor. Headline specs include a 5.5″ 1080 x 1920 pixels 16:9 screen, Android 8.0 (Oreo), a Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon Octa-core 2.2 GHz …

Fortnite. Not for everyone just yet.

My son is into “Fortnite” at the moment. It’s his first “shooting” game but the characters are a little more “cartoon-like” and there’s no real gore that I can see. In all honesty, I’ve not really got “into” the PS4 a great deal. I know it’s very powerful, …

ZTE Axon M coming to Vodafone UK

As far as phones with a stand-out features go, the ZTE Axon M is definitely one of the most interesting to look at. We took a look at it in Barcelona and about the only thing we didn’t like was the price. Two expensive screens instead of one …

Using a VPN for all iOS devices

I’m away on business at the moment, and as this is happening with alarming regularity I’ve slipped into a habit of bringing my “home comforts” with me. Trouble is, you can’t always get every home comfort. The tea for example, it’s just not the same. However, with the …

Pal – A new way to make and find friends around you

So, we’ve got Facebook for keeping in touch with people that you rarely see. We’ve got LinkedIn for telling people how good we are at work and we’ve got various other apps for dating / picture sharing and messaging. However, Pal is a fresh new idea which lets …

Sony Xperia XZ2 and XA2 now at Vodafone

Vodafone have sent an email to let us know the Sony Xperia XZ2 and XA2 devices announced at MWC are now available. Missed the launch? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with all the details here. The XZ2 is the flagship phone and brings a dramatic new design, …