Category: Android

Carphone Warehouse and Currys take on the Find X2 Range

Yes, another post about the Oppo Find X2 family. This time it’s Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse who want us to tell you that they’re now available to buy. The Oppo Find X2 Pro, Oppo Find X2 Neo and Oppo Find X2 Lite are all available. Prices …

Virgin Media – Oppo Find X2 phones are go!

Well, things are definitely changing in the mobile landscape. I’ve been here writing about HTC phones, then Huawei and Honor phones but now the likes of Oppo are really on the charge. Virgin Media (sitting on EE masts right now, but switching to Vodafone soon), are making the …

Oppo X2 Pro and X2 Lite arrive on Vodafone

Well, we liked the look of the Oppo X2 Pro and now both the Oppo X2 Pro and X2 Lite have arrived on Vodafone. They’re available on the Vodafone unlimited data plans and you can add Amazon Prime Video, Spotify Premium, Sky Sports Mobile TV or a NOW …

In video. A phone without the Google Apps.

(Article updated with working YouTube videos) Just yesterday I tried to get a Honor 9X Pro to be a bit more “Googley”. I had a small element of success but things do tend to get worse, as I’ll explain here. Sadly, due to a ban on Huawei (and …

Some gadget Father’s Day fun from Honor

No matter if you’re in the USA or the UK, Father’s Day is June 21st, so there’s only one weekend to go. You may remember how the boys at Honor loaned us the Honor MagicWatch 2 and the Magic Earbuds recently. Both are brilliant and come highly recommended. …

Doro and giffgaff dish out phones to isolated elderly people

The last few months have been a definite change for many. We’ve spent lots of time at home, being unable to really go anywhere in particular. It is, however, a fairly normal situation for a lot of senior citizens. Even when everything does re-open, a lot of elderly …

VOXI Dropping big data discounts

The Vodafone owned-and-operated network, VOXI, is rolling out some juicy deals for new and existing customers. From now until June 25th, deals are on offer which will see 50% more data available. As an example, you’ll be able to get 12GB of monthly data for £10 a month …

Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro coming to the UK

Fancy spending less than £200 on your next Android smartphone? How about spending less than £180? Today Xiaomi / Mi announed the Redmi Note 9 and the Redmi Note 9 Pro. The former starts at just £179. For that cash, you’re getting a phone with 64GB storage (and …

UK Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro launch. Watch LIVE

They’re the third largest smartphone producer in the world and today they will be launching some new kit. You can join in on the fun – watching the live broadcast right here. We’ll have more info for you shortly. Today, #TheLegendContinues! Join us at 13:00 BST for the …

Less than £50 for your next Android? The DOOGEE X95

I spotted this on Banggood just the other day. Sure, it’s an introductory price (normally it’s £82.87) but you might even be able to get it for even less than the £49.54 price with a 20% “new user” coupon, even with the £3.41 delivery charge. The spec matches …

TCL Pro 10 now available, and you get a free TV too!

Who? Oh come on, you remember TCL. They were the people behind the Blackberry phones. Sadly that all finished a few months ago but TCL are still making phones – this time with their own branding. The company, who have experimented with flexible screens in the past, are …

OnePlus partnership with McLaren rumoured to have ended

In 2018, OnePlus signed a deal to work with the McLaren Racing team. This partnership saw OnePlus produce McLaren branded smartphones that contained unique physical designs and “carefully crafted icons and animations” in the phone’s operating system. The latest model, the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition utilised the …

Oppo Find X2 Series coming to Virgin Media

The Oppo Find X2 Pro has tickled our taste buds. We’ve not heard much from their PR guys, but we can tell you that it’s an incredibly fast-charging phone (65W SuperVOOC) with a 6.7″ 120Hz 3168 x 1440 QHD+ “Ultra Vision” screen. Around back there’s a 48 megapixel …

EE announce Oppo Find X2 Pro, Neo and Lite too

Another hour passes and another network announced the pre-order of these 5G Oppo phones. Again, there’s freebies. A pre-order of a Find X2 Series smartphone before June 10th will get you either a free pair of B&O H8i headphones, A1 portable speaker or some Oppo Enco true wireless …

Oppo X2 Pro and Oppo X2 Lite coming to Vodafone

Another network has just announced that they will be taking Oppo phones – this time it’s Vodafone and there’s freebies available again too. Vodafone are giving away a free pair of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i headphones worth £350 if you pre-order the Oppo X2 Pro or a …

Motorola G8 Pro appears

Sitting in the “affordable handset” category, this is the new G8 Pro. It can be found on the Motorola Enterprise website and packs a 6.4″ 1080 x 2300 Full HD+ 19:9 screen. Running the Android One version of Android 10, this uses an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SD665 CPU …

Carphone Warehouse announce pre-orders for new Oppo phones

It’s definitely Oppo day today. Carphone Warehouse have announced that, from today, they will be offering pre-orders on three Oppo phones until the full launch on June 10th. They will also be offering a range of exclusive bundles and offers. The flagship Oppo Find X2 Pro is going …

More on the POCO F2 Pro flagship killer

We’re liking the look of the (Xiaomi) POCO F2 Pro. It’s available on Gearbest for £449.28 or you can have a look at Tecobuy to get it for £405.99 (and, if you hang around their site, they’ll give you £6 off, bringing it down to £399.99). For less …

OPPO phones arriving on Virgin Media

MVNO Virgin Media, currenrtly operating on EE masts, has announced that they will be ranging OPPO handsets. The manufacturer, covered here will be available in a matter of days on the Virgin Media website. Virgin tell us that a “wide range of OPPO 5G” will be ready for …

How to play casino games on your smartphone

There was a time when casino and gambling apps were not allowed in the various app stores. However, three years ago things started changing. Google Play announced that they would start accepting gambling apps in July 2017. Before that, gaming sites were only ever able to offer a …

Subscription now at the centre of Strava

How it happened, I really don’t know, but pretty much everyone I know has ended up using Strava as their fitness tracker. There’s plenty of competition, but Strava seems to be the one we’ve all ended up using. We don’t pay of course. No, that would be mental. …

Free OnePlus Wireless Z Bullets when you get a OnePlus 8

The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z are £49.95. Charge them for 10 minutes and you get 10 hours thanks to their Warp Charge capability. A full charge bagging you a massive 20 hours of playback. They’re constructed with a cable attaching the two earpieces – adding additional power and …

New website, new products. Honor pushes on.

With their smartphone business currently impacted by the Trump Trade Termination, Honor are slightly changing direction. Everything we’ve looked at recently has been highly rated. The Honor MagicWatch 2 was top class (and I wanted to keep it), and the Magic EarBuds are shockingly good. Today, more devices …

Xiaomi announces MIUI 12

Just now Xiaomi have launched their latest iteration of MIUI 12 – their Android-based OS. The rollout will begin in the next few weeks and you’ll see the Redmi Note 9, Mi 10, Mi Note 10 and POCO F2 Pro getting the update… but not, it seems, the …

Nokia 1.3 – Cheap entry-level Go-phone at Argos

Announced earlier in the year, the Nokia 1.3 is now available to buy for just £79.99 from Argos. Although available in three colours (Cyan, Sand and Charcoal), Argos are only selling the Charcoal one by the looks of it. It’s obviously SIM-free, but is dual-SIM capable and will …

Samsung A21s heading to giffgaff

The cheap Samsung A21s we covered a few days back will be arriving on giffgaff shortly, and for a mere £179. If you want to pay monthly, their RateSetter monthly charge is a mere £7.65 per month over two years with a £25 upfront charge. You then stick …

OnePlus 8 Pro X-Ray vision? The truth…

There’s been a whole load of click-bait articles out there stating that the “Photochrom” setting on the OnePlus 8 Pro gives some sort of magical X-ray vision which lets you see through clothes and other obstacles. The reality is somewhat less amazing, and I’ll show you some examples …

Samsung Galaxy A21s Revealed

I’ll be honest, we used to ignore the Galaxy A-range phones quite a bit. Our attention was taken by the Samsung Galaxy S models, but the “A range” are actually very impressive. Samsung have just added another phone to their line-up. This time it’s the Galaxy A21s smartphone, …

Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G – Super-cheap on O2 with discount code

Head to the O2 Shop right now and you can get yourself the crackin’ 5G – Mi MIX 3. The upfront cost on O2 is normally a whacking £350, but if you purchase the phone on an O2 Refresh tariff online and put the code… XIAOMI115OFF ..into the …

The all-new Xiaomi handheld you won’t see anywhere else

After getting my 8 thousandth email from TomTop.com today I thought I’d spotted a new Xiaomi phone. Sadly no, it’s a nail clipper. Not just any nail clipper though, oh no. This is an “anti-splash defence spatter nauil knife 420”. Yowser. For just £5.75 you can this anti-rust …

Hello POCO. The F2 Pro launched, and the price wars are ON!

Expected to be arriving on mi.com/uk later this summer, this is the Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro. UK pricing isn’t known at this stage, but we do know that the base model (6GB RAM and 128GB storage) is just €499. The next model up (8GB RAM and 256GB storage) …

WhatsApp to get vanishing messages and Twitter — Tweets

The news is out: soon, both Twitter and WhatsApp will be getting an upgrade. It will involve giving their users the option of sending out self-destructing messages. Not too long ago, Gmail started offering the same to its user-base, and other services picked up the practice. But how …

The easy guide to switching networks

I’ve written about this in the past but still get emails about it so, as we’re all on lockdown right now, I thought it’d be a great time to go through the steps of switching networks. Yes, actually switching. It can see like a frightening thing for some, …

Oppo Find X2 Pro. Still looking really rather smashing.

We’re really liking the looks of the Oppo Find X2 Pro. Sadly their PR team have gone all quiet on us, but we can tell you that you can register your interest in buying the phone over at Carphone Warehouse. The specs are already out there and we’ve …

Motorola Razr – Now in Blush Gold

If youve got a fairly substantial amount of money then you can now go ahead and get the folding Motorola Razr in Blush Gold for a mere £1,499.99 – the same price as the black one. The people at Motorola PR have sent us some lovely words about …

How the mobile-first world has been handled by iGaming

As with most web-based industries, the iGaming sector has been massively impacted by the sea change in web browsing behaviour. For a couple of years now, the majority of punters use their mobile phones to gamble. And it’s pretty much the same for bingo and online casinos. Of …

Realme 6 Pro to launch in days

It only seems like 5 minutes since we took a look at the Realme 5 Pro (which is available for a mere £209 on the UK Realme site) but wait, there’s a Realme 6 Pro around the corner and we’ll be seeing it for real this coming Tuesday. …

Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Coming to the UK!

OK, listen friends. The smartphone world is changing quite a bit. Although “Xiaomi” may not be a household name, they are pushing hard and have just announced yet more phones. Although the big press launch saw the Redmi Note 9 Pro, the Redmi Note 9 and the Mi …