Category: Android

TicWatch Pro 3 GPS launched

I have a soft spot for TicWatch and Mobvoi, they make some really nice gear and I was a particular fan of their TicWatch Pro that I reviewed here. I have also been using the TicWatch S2 for nearly a year and it has been used and abused …

Deal on the Poco X3

The Xiaomi Poco X3 is classed as a “mid-range champion” and has arrived at a rather sweet price-point. Available for just £211.89 via Amazon, you end up having the higher 6GB / 128GB storage version delivered. Not bad that. With a 6.67″ Full HD+ (2400×1080) 20:8 LCD display …

Royole FlexPai 2 Announced

This bad boy looks only to be arriving in China, but it’s another sexy foldable to add to your “want” list. The Royole FlexPai 2 has the world’s thinnest fully flexible display and runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU. Folded up, it’s 12.8mm thick and 89.4mm wide, 133.8mm …

Meet the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

A Samsung Galaxy S20? For less than £600? Yep, that’s what you’re now going to get courtesy of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE… provided you have the 4G version anyways. It’s £599 but there’s also an Galaxy S20 FE 5G for £699. It’s available in a range of …

NHS COVID-19 App (finally) goes live

Our government haven’t been performing too brilliantly of late. An exams disaster, a police-enforced border around Kent, MP’s telling us to stop moaning about a lack of COVID-19 tests and a willingness to break the law whilst telling the public not to. It’s not cricket, is it? Our …

Nokia announces three new Android phones plus much more

The Nokia 2.4, Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 8.3 5G have just been announced by HMD Global. In addition, the new “Nokia Earbuds Lite” will be available in the UK from October. The Nokia 2.4 and Nokia 3.4 are available now, with the Nokia 8.3 5G available for pre-ordered …

OnePlus 8T to get a 120Hz screen

The title of this particular item is all you’ll probably need to read in all honesty. The all new OnePlus 8T is coming and will be unveiled on October 14th. Today the company is announcing that it’ll have an ultra-smooth 120Hz FHD+ HDR10+ fluid display with an A+ …

Mi 10T Series launch confirmed. September 30th

With a significant shift in power amongst the smartphone maker, Xiaomi are making another round of launches next week. Specs, features and sales info will be unveiled on the day. Rumours, however, point to three Mi phones in the 10T Series – the Mi 10T Lite, the Mi …

Which VPN should you trust?

VPNs have become crucial tools in order to stay safe while browsing the internet. They make it that much easier to work and browse anonymously. However, with so many options out there, including free solutions, should every VPN be trusted? A Virtual Private Network encodes your internet traffic …

OnePlus 8T to be unveiled on October 14th

It’s not been a year since we reviewed the OnePlus 7T but time waits for no man. The OnePlus 8T is right around the corner now. Join us on October 14th at 3PM for the launch, which will also be streamed on the OnePlus website and via their …

A look at the Huawei Watch Fit

With Huawei and Honor suffering somewhat on the phone front (thanks to the Trump Trade Termination) it’s good to see their wearables and laptops getting even more limelight. We’ve previously reviewed the Honor Magicwatch 2 (which is basically the Huawei Watch GT2), but there’s also the Huawei Watch …

WeChat and TikTok avoid Sunday ban in USA

Both apps have been embroiled in a battle with the US administration, but have escaped the expected US bans today. For WeChat, a judge has blocked a the ban as it raised “serious questions” surrounding the first amendment – guaranteeing free speech. Judge Beeler, sitting in San Francisco, …

US to ban TikTok and WeChat

Unless there’s some sort of approval of the Oracle and TikTok deal, the US will bring the hammer down on both TikTok and WeChat this Sunday. Existing installations of TikTok will continue to work, but it’ll be removed the US Google Play and US Apple App Store. That …

Sony Xperia 5 II – Now available to pre-order

Costing £799/€899 SIM free, the Xperia 5 II is now available for pre-order from the Sony website. It’ll be available in Black or Blue and will run Android, shipping around Autumn. The Xperia 5 II weighs in at 163g and comes with a 6.5″ 21:9 Full HD+ (HDR …

OnePlus 8 – Get it cheaper with this deal

You want a bit of green or the black one? Either way, you can get the OnePlus 8 for less than £500 at Laptops Direct right now. Dive into our massive OnePlus 8 reviews and then grab yourself this 8GB / 128GB version. This is being sold for …

Argos – Massive price-drop on the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G

When the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G first appeared, you’d have to pay the princely sum of £579 for one. There’s a 6.7″ Full HD+ (1080×2400) Super AMOLED screen, 25W Charging to a 4,500 mAh battery and an octa-core 2.84GHz CPU. You get a 32 megapixel selfie shooter and, …

OPPO reveals ColorOS 11

As we’re a UK based site, we’ll try to get over the spelling of the word “Color” and move on (we’re still having trouble with Honor). This, then, is the new ColorOS 11. It’s just been launched and it’s one of the first to run on stable Android …

Xiaomi drop Android 11 onto the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro

Want one of these phones? You can grab the Mi 10 in the 8GB+128GB variant for £699 on Amazon UK or get the 8GB+256GB version on mi.com/UK for £799. It’s also available on Three UK for a one-off cost of £799 or on contract. Sadly the Mi 10 Pro isn’t available in …

Oracle to partner with TikTok

Well, it’s not the most suitable of pairings, but it does now seem that Oracle will be snapping up the US TikTok operation. Oracle have confirmed that Bytedance (who own TikTok) have made them their “trusted technology partner”. President Trump, as with other Chinese tech firms such as …

TikTok says no to Microsoft bid, Oracle now in with a shot.

With over 100m active users in the US, TikTok is more than popular. However, with US President Donald Trump taking a very dim view of any Chinese tech firms, the US operation is in the middle of a forced sale. Both Microsoft and Oracle were in the running …

What if TikTok USA isn’t sold?

Like Huawei and Honor, Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is suffering the wrath of US President Donald Trump. With an impending ban in the USA, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has decided to quit the company – a mere two months into the job. He’d recently moved from Disney to …

DreamLab powers Hyperfoods

You may already be aware of the “DreamLab” app which Vodafone have long promoted. It’s an app you can run while your phone is on charge and, while you’re sleeping, the multi-award winning app uses the CPU power of your phone to assist with cancer and COVID-19 research. …

DOOGEE S58 Pro Android rugged smartphone announced.

Today smartphone manufacturer DOOGEE announced the launch of its latest rugged smartphone, the DOOGEE S58 Pro. It’s made with industry-leading high strength rubber materials and, according to the company, is able to withstand drops, water and extreme temperatures. The device comes with triple cameras, a high capacity battery …

Motorola Razr 5G – All kinds of cool, if you’ve got the money.

Got some cash? Lots of cash? Like, nearly £1,400? Well, for starters, if you have, can I borrow some please? If you won’t lend me anything, you can perhaps get yourself the 5G Motorola Razr instead. It’s the foldable 5G phone with “true pocketability” and goes from a …

Five ways to use your mobile phone for business

As you’ll see here quite often, we concentrate on the camera quality, the battery life, the Bluetooth audio and the screen of a smartphone. All of that is mainly so that you can use it for communicating and socialising. The smartphone is great for that and you can …

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC launched

Here it is the newest Poco Phone from Xioami, but unlike its slightly older predecessor, this one is not all about pushing to get the bets processor into the cheapest phone possible. This time around we have got a phone that has been built to a price but …

TCL 10 5G – Review

As I’m going through quite a bit of stuff right now, I’ve switched to doing video reviews but hey, we’re still going in-depth. This, for just £19 per month with Three on an unlimited contract (plus £19 upfront), is the TCL 10 5G. Wait, who? Well, don’t worry …

Xiaomi and Poco have something to tell you

A new device is on its way from Xiaomi and Poco and they are keen to tell you all about it but you will have to wait until Monday 7th at 1PM to find out any more. The team will be holding an event to launch their new …

IFA 2020- Huawei Keynote Livestream starts at 1PM. Watch here

So IFA 2020 is starting to kick things off and, although coronavirus means we are not on the ground, we are still going be there “virtually”. The first big-name event is going to be from Huawei who are holding their keynote at 1PM. You can watch right here. …

RedMagic 5S – Buy now!

Back in sunny July we told you that the RedMagic 5S would be arriving in September and, well – here we are. Head to the UK site to get yours for £539 for the 8GB / 128GB Sonic Silver one or £599 for the 12GB / 256GB Pulse …

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 5G. Pre-order with EE

So you may be aware that the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 5G has now been made official and it looks amazing. I remember my thoughts when the first Fold was announced.I have to say I was a bit, “meh”. The reason being that the exterior display was too …

Honor drop some serious deals

Gears wrote a great review of the Honor 9X Pro and, at the time, it was £249.99. However, if you’re interested in one of these sans-Google phones, you can now head to the Honor website as there’s some time-limited Bank Holiday flash deals on the go. The phone …

Amazon End of Summer Sale. Reno 2 and a whole lot more!

Oh, we didn’t want to read that, did we? “End of summer?” No way. 2020 hasn’t been the best, and now people are talking to me about Christmas Meals and what’s happening in the Autumn. I don’t like it, I tell you! Well, at least there’s a chance …

What are the best ways to kill time on your phone?

If there’s one thing you’ll always notice in a bus stop, queue or waiting area – it’s that people will be messing around with their phones.  Over the years they’ve become the default “time killer”, occupying those brief moments when there’s nothing else to do apart from perhaps …

Xiaomi launch new E-Scooter range

Today Xiaomi has launched the update to their E-Scooters range with three new models, Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2, Mi Electric Scooter 1S and Mi Electric Scooter Essential. These E-Scooters are developments to the previous Mi Electric M365 E-Scooter and bring a lower price point and increased range …

Xiaomi Mi10 5G and Redmi Note 9 now available at 3 stores

The Mi 10 5G  and Redmi Note 9 have been available now for a little while from Xiaomi’s Mi Store, however, if you are not one to buy them from an online store and prefer to get them on your local high street you can do that very …