Category: Android

Grab £100 cash-back with giffgaff Samsung kit

If you’re looking at getting any of the following phones, it’s definitely worth looking at these giffgaff deals. Right now they’re giving up to £100 cashback, which is available online until March 31st. You can pay either by one up-front payment or pay monthly via RateSetter. Upfront payments …

Card games. Good but, how do you play?

Look on the Android or iPhone app store and, if you want to give card games a try, there’s a stack of options. I started, as most kids do, with “Snap”. It’s an easy game and you can download this to your phone and re-live those times by …

Did someone try and find you last night?

This morning my wife jabbed me as I lay snoring. “Someone has tried to find my location. Someone knows where I am!” It had happened about 6AM and I just assumed that her Samsung or Google account had been hacked, with someone activating the “Find my phone” feature. …

realme prep the X50 Pro 5G

With Mobile World Congress now being cancelled, it’s left a lot of companies choosing to do “online launches” instead. On Monday the new boys on the block, realme, will be launching their first 5G flagship from Barcelona. The realme X50 Pro 5G. The theme of the launch is …

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – Is that flexible glass really glass?

The people at JerryRigEverything have been taking an up-close look at the Galaxy Z Flip and they’ve come up with some very interesting results. Of course, let’s get over the immediate problem that here in the UK we call it the “Zed Flip” whilst in the USA it’s …

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Get yourself a bespoke micro bag!

The Galaxy Z Flip is, without doubt, a stunning handset. We took an up-close look at it on the launch day but we’ve not exactly been bombarded by case manufacturers selling covers for it. Step forward designer Ashley Williams, who’s launched an exclusive new Galaxy Z Flip accessory …

MWC 2020 – HMD Global now exits show

We’ve just updated our rolling Mobile World Congress update with yet another drop-out. This time it’s HMD Global. They’re the guys behind the current Nokia phones and they tell us that .. Our key focus has been to safeguard the health and well-being of employees and other stakeholders. …

Unpacked – The Samsung Galaxy S20 Series. All you need to know.

Let’s jump straight in. There’s three of these puppies. The Galaxy S20, S20+, and the S20 Ultra. You get some pretty astonishing filming (8K) and photography credentials here. Indeed, the entire Unpacked event was filmed and broadcast using Galaxy S20 Series handsets. There’s something called “8K Video Snap” …

Unpacked – The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. All you need to know.

Fitted with a 6.7″ Full HD (2636×1080) 425ppi 21.9:9 Dynamic AMOLED screen, there’s also a 1.1″ Super AMOLED external display to show you information like incoming calls – that’s 303ppi and 300×112 pixels. Here’s a look.. That inner folding screen has some neat tricks, one of which is …

Samsung Unpacked – Watch it here and join in the fun!

With Mobile World Congress having a few teething problems, Samsung are keen for you to look their way for the next couple of hours. The big “Unpacked” event kicks off in 5 minutes, so settle down with a nice hot drink and watch with us…

Ambient Mode comes to OnePlus

Overnight OnePlus has announced that they’re to deploy the Google Assistant-powered Ambient Mode to OnePlus devices from the OnePlus 3 onwards. As you may know, Ambient Mode appears when your device is being charged and gives you access to a wide range of Google Assistant-powered information. To opt …

Making your smartphone child-friendly

Like most parents out there, you probably know how much kids love grabbing your phone to watch videos, take less-than-artful pics, randomly call people in your contacts, or generally drive you crazy. But, probably much to your relief, the phone acts as a quick and easy way to …

MWC – Samsung Galaxy Z Flip leakage

Twitter leaker @h0x0d has just given us a new look at the Z Flip and, well, you have to wonder about all these leaks. With a smaller MWC this year, phone manufacturers might be resorting to alternative methods to reveal their new handsets. Today it’s a rather weird …

Meet the moto G8 Power

Coming soon to a store near you, this is the G8 Power. It comes with a 5000mAh battery for a full two-day battery life plus an AI-powered quad camera setup. Powered by Android 10, there’s 64GB of storage built in and you can add up to another 512GB …

AGH! My eyes! Motorola RAZR tested to destruction!

Want a phone that looks a bit different? Check out the reborn Motorola RAZR. It’s available to pre-order now on EE and we’re still trying to borrow one to review. It folds guys. It actually folds.  Spec-wise this one has a main 6.2″ P-OLED capacitive 876 x 2142 pixel touchscreen …

MWC – LG V60 ThinQ Images leak out

Although LG is missing the big Barcelona bash this year, there’s still going to a flagship launch. It’s the V60, and leaks from the ever-brilliant @evleaks show four rear cameras… The quad-camera arrangement seems to be similar to the Samsung Galaxy S10, and it seems to be pushing …

Samsung Galaxy S20 Prices rumoured.

As we get closer and closer to the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event, more and more leaks and rumours are flying around the interwebs. One thing we do know is that this new Samsung flagship isn’t going to be cheap. Trusted leaker Max Weinbach (of XDA Developers) has already …

MWC – LG pulls out. ZTE still to appear.

The massive mobile show that is Mobile World Congress is now just days away. This year it kicks off on February 24th, with over 109,000 attendees and the best of the mobile industry displaying their latest phones, gadgets and accessories. Trouble is, two big companies have already cancelled. …

No more BlackBerry handsets from TCL

I vividly remember rushing across the Mobile World Congress halls to see the rebirth of BlackBerry. Chinese firm TCL had a agreed a deal back in 2016 to make BlackBerry-branded phones, which ran on Android. In 2017 the KEYone appeared on the Barcelona stands. There was a definite …

How to make a traffic jam without a car

Google Maps, without doubt, is fantastic. After the company bought Waze for a huge amount of money seven years ago, it’s integrated a lot of the Waze crowdsourced driving features into Google Maps. The result is definitely beneficial for Google Maps users and we’re now used to seeing …