Category: Android

It’s Mi Friday! Get the Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro cheap.

Yes, it’s actual Black Friday today so we’re getting a flood of offers in our inbox. The following deals, from Xiaomi, are in the Mi Friday event and you’ll find a host of coupon codes floating around their site to make selected devices even cheaper. The Mi 10T …

Streamed and VR gaming coming this Christmas

With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X both getting huge amounts of interest in recent weeks, there’s definitely still a need for the “home console”. The new consoles come with a definite push towards game-downloading rather than traditional in-store purchases, and many gamers will now be used …

Honor Black Friday Deals are on!

If you’re looking for smartphones or wearables or Christmas, this is the place to be. Maybe you want to grab a well-priced gift or perhaps even treat yourself? Well, just a few short months ago we thought we’d got a proper bargain on the Honor MagicWatch2, which was …

Oppo A15 now available. Super-cheap entry-level smartphone.

Another phone to add to your list and it’s this entry-level Oppo device at just £119. Available from O2, Amazon or the Oppo e-shop, the Oppo A15 has a big 6.52″ 1600×720 screen (60Hz @ 269ppi) and it comes with 32GB storage (plus a microSD slot), 3GB RAM …

Vivo handsets to get Android 11 soon.

We recently reviewed the Vivo X51 5G and then we found that £100 had been knocked off the price. Now we’re finding out that the phone will be getting Android 11 very soon too. Vivo has announced that the updates will start rolling out from end of November, …

Fairphone 3+ now available on Vodafone too

Last month we told you all about the Fairphone 3+ arriving on Sky Mobile. Now we can announce that the phone is also available here on Vodafone. The phone is easy to repair, with spare parts readily available from the Fairphone website. It’s all about sustainability, baby. Powered …

Black Friday deals on Vivo kit

Did you like our Vivo X51 5G review? Well, if you’re looking to buy, it’s now cheaper. Instead of £749 you can now get this camera-tastic handset for £100 less – only £649. Get it from Ebuyer, Box or Laptops Direct until November 29th at the lower Black …

VPN Options for smartphone users

For most people, one of the most treasured and private devices in the 21st century is the smartphone. Tech-savvy individuals know that your smartphone holds lots of personal information, which can be used to rob you of your money, identity, or even reputation. This is why it is …

Fancy a massive £200 off the OnePlus 8 Pro?

I tell you what you need. You need more Black Friday deals. How’s about up to £200 off OnePlus 8T, 8 Pro, Nord, N10 and N100 ? That’s got to be worth a sniff hasn’t it? It’s all happening on OnePlus.com plus the official sales partners, including John …

OnePlus screen colour issues when browsing? Here’s the workaround

Over the weekend we received the 11.IN11BA update for the OnePlus 8 Pro but noticed something rather strange. On certain websites, as you scrolled down, the colour temperature noticeably changed. So, clean white shades suddenly became a yellowish tint. As an example, browsing to this CNN story resulted …

The Realme 7 5G arrives, plus loads of Black Friday deals

Our inbox is overflowing with Black Friday deals right now, and Realme have some offers they’d like to share. They run from tomorrow, November 20th, until November 30th. The Realme 7 5G, which launches in the UK today, is normally going to retail for £279, but as part …

Official – Honor is sold

An official statement has now popped up on the Huawei website following the reported sale of their successful sub-brand Honor. It comes as Huawei is getting added to “security risk lists” across the globe, with their phones and network kit shunned by various countries. The biggest problem came …

New extending screen shown off on the Oppo X 2021

A regular-looking slab is how we almost expect every single smartphone to look now, but Oppo are trying something altogether new. As part of the “Oppo Inno Day” they unveiled three concept products – the “Oppo AR Glass 2021”, the “Oppo CybeReal AR” and a rollable concept handset …

DON’T TELL ANYONE but there is an easy way to rewind Mixcloud

Head to Mixcloud or download their app and you’ll find that there’s a (fairly) new blocker that stops you rewinding shows. As you’ll know, I’m a pretty big fan of Centreforce Radio and they upload all their shows and mixes onto Mixcloud after. It’s a great way to …

Gaming is now earning more revenue than music, video and film

It’s fair to say that 2020 didn’t exactly pan out the way we’d all hoped. However, although we’ve not physically attended any smartphone launches and we’ve all missed out on holidays and days out, the smartphone and smartphone app industry has seen a massive upsurge as we’ve all …

Nokia 3.4 now available in the UK

For just £129, this is the Nokia 3.4. It’s got a 6.39″ HD+ 19.5:9 screen (720 x 1560 pixels, 269 ppi) and three rear cameras – a 13 megapixel, 5 megapixel and 2 megapixel. Up front is an 8 megapixel selfie lens. Running Android 10, this has a …

OnePlus Nord – Now available from O2… too!

If you’re interested in the rather excellent OnePlus Nord, you’ll no doubt be pleased to hear that O2 have picked up the phone and are offering it on plans starting at £28.70 per month (5GB with £20 upfront on a 36 month deal). There’s other options too of …

Huawei ready to offload Honor to potentially dodge US restrictions.

With outgoing US President (and sore loser) Donald Trump causing Huawei and Honor big problems, there’s no guarantee that the new President will immediately overturn the blockers that have stopped handsets being sold with Google apps. Just to bring you up to speed, the crazy orange maniac added …

Huawei Black Friday Deals

Christmas is an expensive time of year so, if you want to try and make things a bit cheaper, you can dive into some Black Friday deals and potentially spread the cost too. In this instance it’s on the Huawei store, and they’re offering you the ability to …

Here’s how to make money playing games on your phone

If you like to spend your free time gaming or gambling online, you aren’t alone. Video gamers spent an average of 6.5 hours per week playing with others online, and 4.5 hours with others in person, during 2016, per NewZoo. Statista reports that the online gambling industry will …

OnePlus Nord – 256GB Model now down to £419

There’s £50 off this rather excellent 256GB-version of the OnePlus Nord (in Blue Marble) at Amazon right now. That’s with 12GB RAM and, if you don’t already know about the phone, you can dive into our OnePlus Nord review to get all the details. This particular spec phone …

Top iOS/Android cross platform games

Mutiplayer game downloads are on the rise. While multiplayer once meant that you were competing with other players on a game’s leader board, many mobile games now support both real time player versus player and cooperative gaming modes. Playing multiplayer games is a great way to blow off …

Samsung A42 5G. Now available on Vodafone

Unveiled just recently, the new Samsung A42 might be named after a road in the East Midlands, but it’s also a relatively cheap 5G handset. Packing a 6.6″ HD+ sAMOLED “Infinity-U” 1080×2400 (20:9, 399 ppi) display, it also has an in-screen fingerprint sensor, 4GB RAM, 128GB of on-board …

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T Lite now selling at Vodafone

This, the new Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro (which we currently have on test – review incoming) and the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite are phones we’ve already taken a good look at (here and here). Now you can go and buy them at Vodafone. We knew they were on …

Geo-restrictions. Still here in 2020

There are, I’ll admit, probably some very long and very interesting reasons for content and geo-restrictions. A few years ago, perhaps, I could understand it. American DVD’s wouldn’t work in European DVD players and – due to price differences and release dates – you could see why. Now …

Fairphone 3+ now available on Sky Mobile

Sky Mobile runs on the O2 network and they’ve got the new Fairphone 3+ available. Prices start from £26 per month with no upfront costs. You also get a free Mini portable Bluetooth speaker worth £45. The £26 per month will get you 2GB of data with unlimited …

Xiaomi becomes the third largest smartphone manufacturer

After a decade in operation, Xiaomi (who are behind those “Mi” phones you’ve probably seen) is now number three globally. The latest Canalys reportshows that the company has shipped a massive 47.1 million devices globally, hitting a 45% growth in the previous quarter. Here in Europe, Xiaomi has …

Honor Kicks of the pre “Black Friday” sales

It’s that time of year again where we start to see pre-“Black Friday” deals pop up. This year Honor is going big and they are starting things early. They are dropping prices on a load of their kit, from phones to wearables. It’s not just all their old …

Huawei kick off their Golden Weekend

This one starts on Friday but hey, they didn’t tell me that I couldn’t mention it early. You’ve heard of “Black Friday”, but Huawei have instead gone for “Golden Weekend” and so, from tomorrow, you can back some discounts on their stuff. First, the Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G …

Then, along came XDA with a smartphone!

A smartphone with a full 66-key QWERTY keyboard? You don’t see that much now! This is a phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, dual SIM connectivity, a 12 megapixel primary camera, an 8 megapixel selfie and… did I mention the slide-out QWERTY keyboard?! I think I’ve been …

6 Things to look for before hiring an app developer

When you’re building an app, you might have all kinds of ideas, wire frames and a lot of expectations on what you want your app to do. However, some of the biggest steps with your app build is hiring the right developer and budgeting appropriately. To help calculate …

The OnePlus Nord N Series. Come, get some.

Hands up if you fancy a OnePlus smartphone for just £179. Yeah, I can see you out there. These boys are all over the smartphone landscape right now. Have a look at our OnePlus coverage and you’ll see just how busy they’ve been. Two additional phones have now …

Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro now on sale in the UK

The realme 7 (£179) and realme 7 pro (£279) are now available to buy on the realme website. The realme 7 is available in blue or white and has a 90Hz 6.5″ Full HD+ screen (2400 x 1080) at 405ppi. It also gets a quick capacious 5000mAh battery …

Google Play downloads hit 28.3bn during lockdown

It’s always hard to get an exact figure for app and game downloads, but 2020 has definitely got researchers looking into those install counts. Millions across the world are spending more time indoors, online and on their smartphone amid the coronavirus lockdown. It’s meant, according to most research …

Huawei Mate40 Series Launch – Watch live

The Huawei Mate40 Series will be announced in minutes – they’ll be big and powerful and will succeed the Huawei Mate30 range. You can watch the launch live here. Join us!

65W Charging? Xiaomi ups the ante with 80W wireless charging!

The OnePlus 8T has got some proper speedy charging. Our OnePlus 8T review looked at the new charger and the “flat to full” time of just 39 minutes. However, Xiaomi want to go one better, and there’s no cables required either. Their next generation 80W “Mi Wireless Charging …

OnePlus 8T. On sale from tomorrow.

Want the new OnePlus 8T? Well, you’ve read our OnePlus 8T review and had a look at the OnePlus 8T cases that are available. Why not go and get one? It’s got insanely quick Warp Charge 65 charging, a 6.55″ AMOLED (2400 x 1080 @ 402 ppi) 120 …