Category: Android

Asus ROG Phone II Unveiled

You may remember our recent trip to Valencia to see the all-new Asus ZenFone 6. It’s a great phone for the money and the flip over camera works very well indeed. Now there’s another, with Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) unveiling their ROG Phone II. This has a …

Varidesk Exec 40 Review – Don’t sit whilst working!

Right now I’m sitting on my backside. Some years ago, when I was at school, I somehow chose a profession which would involve me sitting down for many hours on end. It’s not healthy. It’s not good for you. My fitness band keeps telling me off. It gives …

Samsung Galaxy A80 – Rotate and rise camera in action

Getting an uninterrupted screen seems to be the “in thing” at the moment. To achieve this, you’ve got to put the front-facing camera somewhere else. The OnePlus 7 Pro solves this problem with a pop-up camera, as does the NOA F Series. Meanwhile, the Reno by Oppo has …

Protect your smartphone from intruders

We live in a world where most of the services and applications we use on our phones are free. We rarely pay, but at the same time we rarely worry about why all this stuff is free! Usually it’s because your personal information is being shared. Facebook and …

How popular is repairing your own phone?

Let me tell you a story. Right now I have a poorly Honor View20. It’s a fantastic phone and I wanted to enjoy the rather cool rear panel. It reflects and bends the light as it hits, displaying a “V-shaped” shimmer which looks incredibly cool. To enjoy this …

Google Pixel 3a goes unlimited with Vodafone

Fancy getting yourself the Google Pixel, but don’t want to spend quite so much cash? Get yourself the Pixel 3a. We covered it here and it’s now available on Vodafone UK for £36 per month with no upfront cost. Powered by Android 9, it’s got a Qualcomm Snapdragon …

DOOGEE upgrades its rugged S90 to Pro Edition

DOOGEE Hengtong Technology Co. Ltd has been around for a while developing smartphones for those how need their phones to take hard knocks. DOOGEE is taking pre-orders for the upgrade to their S90, which offers the new Android 9.0 Pie which means that the phone uses AI (Artificial …

Note 10 prices leaked

It’s not too long now until the latest device in Samsung’s Note series, the Note 10 will be announced at an Unpacked Event on 7th August. I for one am eagerly awaiting to see this new device, with a view to upgrading my current Note 9. The internet …

Go and Snatch. Win prizes and get fit too!

Fancy grabbing some Snatch action? Now you can thanks to a radical new AR free-to-play mobile game. This one has you engaging with your favourite brands and you get the chance to win some exclusive prizes! To get involved, you download “Snatch” from the App Store or Google …

Why every iPhone owner should use a VPN

OK, let’s talk about VPNs. This is usually the point at which most people lose interest though, because an acronym alone is enough to make people switch off. Put simply, a VPN will secure your smartphone connection and encrypt the traffic going over the web. So why do …

Huawei shares real user stories

Alright, so we’ve got the glossy smartphone adverts with people attending parties, having fun and generally enjoying themselves. We also get the ads where some businessman is running to catch a train as he listens to music, deals with emails and accepts calendar appointments. Then there’s those ones …

At last! Cast your Prime Video to Chromecast

I’ve never really been “into” Amazon Prime Video that much. The reason is mainly due to me having a Chromecast widget stuffed into the back of the TV and the sheer fact that Amazon Prime and Google just wouldn’t play nice. This meant that you had to suffer, …

Huawei comes to Madrid

Here in Europe, Huawei have just launched their biggest retail store outside of China. It’s on one of the busiest streets in Europe, Gran Via in Madrid. It’s pretty massive too – taking up two floors. There’s far more than you’d find in a regular mobile store – …

Honor View20 – Price drop. Get one. Go on, get one.

I bloody loved this phone. In fact, I think I loved it too much. After giving it a glowing review I somehow broke the thing. Honestly, I was proper gutted when “a small chip” on the corner of the phone turned into a screen-filling shatter. Nightmare. Proper decent …

Honor 20 – Review

I find myself asking the question sometimes. Why do I spend so much money on expensive flagships? Maybe something a bit cheaper would suffice? When I try to answer this question there is one company that always springs forward as the optimum candidate. That company, if you haven’t …

Samsung announce Galaxy Note 10 launch date

It’s up to you, New York, New York. At least, it will be on August 7th. That’s when the new Samsung Galaxy Note will be launched and, as you can no doubt see by the invite, there’ll be the usual stylus / S Pen. There’s rumours, and they …

Huawei to emerge from the Trump Trade Termination

Story so far then, and Donald Trump declared a national emergency in May. It was designed to protect US networks from “foreign adversaries” and a list of banned foreign telecoms providers was put out. The list, though, only had one name – Huawei. This was the President of …

Realme to deliver 64 megapixel shooters

Despite many manufacturers releasing camera arrangements with bigger pixels or just more lenses, there’s long been an association with megapixels and picture quality Now Realme have revealed a 64 megapixel photo plus a plan to launch a flagship smartphone with a 64 megapixel camera soon. The quad-camera will …

Now Honor seek to reassure customers

Let’s be honest, Honor and Huawei haven’t had the best time of late. The Trump Trade Termination, as we’re calling it, has caused the likes of Google, ARM and other suppliers to stop dealing with the firms. Honor, for the unaware, are a Huawei brand, and have been …