Tag: cheap

Mi Smart Band 5 sells out quick. More stock now added.

Well, they went fast! The newly announced Mi Smart Band 5 sold out here in the UK in less than half an hour yesterday. The guys from Xiaomi are getting additional stock as we speak and should have them available on their website here as soon as I …

Meet the new Oppo A72

Starting at a mere £219, this is the new Oppo A72 smartphone. For your money you get a 6.5″ 1080 x 2400 pixel 20:9 screen at 405ppi, Android 10, a Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 processor (octa-core up to 2.0GHz) plus either 4GB RAM / 128GB storage or 8GB …

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 …

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 …

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. …

DOOGEE introduces the ultra-affordable X95 smartphone.

In today’s world of £1200, £1300, and even £2000 flagship phones, its nice to hear that phones at the other end of the scale are still being produced with some surprisingly good specifications. Today Chinese phone manufacturer DOOGEE has announced the launch of its latest phone, the DOOGEE …

Realme 5 – Review Part 1. The Unboxing.

I’ve been wanting to take a look at the Realme 5 Pro since getting a hands-on with it last October. That phone is available to buy for €199, which works out at £168.45. The “Pro” has a 6.3″ screen with a 2340×1080 (409ppi) screen and measures in at …

My Google “Pixelbook” .. for less than half the money

I’ve gotta admit, I’d love a Google Pixelbook. It’s got an Intel Core i7, either 8GB or 16GB of RAM (depending on the model), a big hard drive and a 12.3″ 2400×1600 (235ppi) panel. Trouble is, despite all my saving, I’m not getting close to affording one. Even …

Honor phones drop in price during January

If you’re after a cheap phone, Honor have reduced the price of many handsets in their range this January. Their Honor 8A smartphone (which has an octa-core 2.3GHz CPU, minimalistic dewdrop display and great power-saving) is now down to just £119.99 from Argos, but you’ve got to be …

An iPhone 11 for £25.99 a month? It is possible

We had a rather lengthy email from Raylo just now which goes on about a new round of funding and how they’re about to disrupt the mobile landscape here in the UK. All good so far, but there’s some stuff you should know. First, they (currently) only have …

Go SIM-only! Get 10GB of monthly data with Vodafone for just £8

There’s a number of offers on the Vodafone SIM-only pages right now. If you don’t plan on roaming a great deal, these “Basics” plans are the perfect fit for those of you who already have a phone or perhaps you’re planning on buying one direct. First of all, …

Realme – Surely those are sale prices, yeah?

Those of you who were watching our live Realme coverage may have spotted this pricing slide.. Notice how, down at the bottom there, it says, “Flash sale”? Well, we were a bit concerned by that. The pricing of the entry-level Realme 5 Pro, the mid-range X2 and the …

Deal – Cheap Chromecast

OK, you know how these things work. Buy one, stick it in the back of your TV and, after a fairly painless setup you can beam YouTube, iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Netflix, My5 and yes Amazon Prime Video too! Oh, and you can also beam your dodgy …

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 – Now less than £100

We’ve taken a look at a couple of sub-£100 phones recently. Both from Nokia – the Nokia 1 Plus for £69.95 and the Nokia 2.2, which will apparently be £99.99. However, if you head to your local Argos you can get a lot more phone for your money. …

Nokia 1 Plus – Overview and video

A smartphone that costs just £69.99? There’s got to be some shortcomings, right? Well yes. Of course. You’re not going to get a Ferrari when you’re paying Ford Fiesta money, but the Nokia 1 Plus is a great first step for those who are just starting out in …

VOXI add more data to plans

New and existing VOXI customers have now had more data added to their plans. The network runs on (and is part of the) Vodafone network and they’ve boosted the £10 package from 6GB to 8GB, the £15 package has gone up from 15GB to 20GB and let’s not …

The all-new Huawei P Smart 2019. Get it from Vodafone now.

Costing just £219 on Pay As You Go or for £25 a month on a Vodafone Red Extra Plan (1GB data, no upfront cost), this is a cheap and yet really very smart handset. The new 2019 version has a dewdrop notch 6.21″ 2340 x 1080 pixel (19.5:9) …

Nokia 2.1 now available in the UK

This weekend I was stood in a mobile phone store. It was an EE shop and, I’ll be honest, I was really surprised about how many customers were coming in with support issues. There was a lot less selling going on than I expected, so I’ve definitely got …

Xiaomi Redmi 6 – Now even cheaper!

As you know, I’m on the lookout for a new phone. This morning I stumbled across this Xiaomi Redmi 6 which is now just £85.96 if you whack in the code YPTDR8. You may remember us featuring this one a few weeks back. It was already cheap back …

The Nokia 5.1 comes back to the UK

Four years ago I was writing about the end of Nokia and how much I remembered my trust Nokia 5.1. I always called it the 5.1, but it was also known as the Nokia 2110 and it’s something I wrote about again just a month ago. Now, for …

IFA2018 – Gamers rejoice, it’s the Honor Play

Let’s go with the price on this one first shall we? It’s £279.99. Boom. That’s probably enough to get you buying it already. A cheap phone for gamers? Can there be such a thing? Well, yes there can. Go buy one. Go get one right now on HiHonor.com. …

My kitchen radio setup

I mentioned in a post yesterday about my kitchen radio setup. Many years ago, before DAB was ever really a “thing”, I got an internet radio because the choice of FM stations was a bit bland. Now, we’ve got smartphones that can get on-demand content, live radio and …

The Honor 7S arrives in the UK

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get a hands-on with the Honor 7S. It’s a budget smartphone and we’d been given a privileged early look at it. When we asked about the price we were told that it would sell for “around $110”. If you …

Two hot big-data EE SIM-only deals.

How do you fancy a £100 Amazon Voucher? If you had one of those, you could buy the Honor 9 Lite that we reviewed for just £69.95. But wait. How do you get a £100 voucher? Well, right now if you head to HotUKDeals there’s two EE offers …

The Honor 7S – Everything you need to know

From what we can see, the Honor 7S we mentioned yesterday is so new that you can’t even buy the thing yet. What we have been told is that it’ll sell for “around $110”, which is about £82 / or €93 but you can probably round that up …

One million Honor 10 handsets sold in first month

I’m using the Honor 10 right now. I’m actually writing this very article on the thing. After a few days with it, you do have to admit, for the money, this is insanely good. It’s £399.99 and looks just amazing. The free case helps to keep it in …

Honor 9 Lite, now even cheaper

Morning all. How are we today? Well I hope. The sun is out and tomorrow Harry and Meghan tie the knot, so it’s a grand excuse for “popping to the pub for a quick pint” to watch the ceremony. Of course, you know that the next thing you’ll …

Calling Virgin Media customers! SIM only deals!

If you’ve got Virgin Media then it’s in your own interests to get a SIM card from them too. They, like Sky and BT, try to hook you into as many of their services as possible. The Virgin Mobile network runs on EE masts, so you’re going to …

Cheap iPhone? Want one? Try this

Kids. They’re brand magnets. My son and his mates all seem to want an iPhone, even though other phones would suffice. It has too have that Apple logo otherwise it’s just not cool, apparently. So there’s you, the responsible parent, facing a barrage of peer pressure and a …

Huawei P smart – Video overview

Right, sit down people. I need to talk to you. How many of you have a Samsung Galaxy? How many of you have a Galaxy S8? Well, if you break the screen on that, you’re facing a bill of over £240. Sometimes more. If you have the Galaxy …

The Huawei P smart – Review

I’m going to soak up a lot of this piece with a comparison. I know you’ve come here for the Huawei P smart review but it would be remiss of me if I didn’t mention the brother from another mother. In the past couple of weeks I’ve used …

Feature – My makeshift office / exercise bike

I write this whilst cycling. Yes, actually cycling. It might seem a little mad, and yes, it would be if I was actually moving, but I am instead sitting on an exercise bike in my garage. In truth I’ve had this particular exercise bike for a while now. …

Doogee Mix 2 – Now it’s crazy cheap

This morning an email dropped into my mailbox from Banggood. Within the promotional mail was a link to the DOOGEE MIX 2. This is now down to just £153.70 – that’s 30% cheaper than previously. I’ve not reviewed this one personally but the specs do seem very decent …

Honor 9 Lite vs Honor 9

We’re lucky enough to have an Honor 9 and an Honor 9 Lite, so we figured a big batch of comparison photos was definitely worth showing. They’re both blue (here at least, you can get the 9 Lite in grey too) and they’re both shiny, but which is …

Honor 9 Lite now on sale

Want to get the Honor 9 Lite we revealed the other day? Well, now you can. Splash out £199 on the Honor Store and then get yourself a good SIM only deal. Boom. You’re done. Why they’ve called it “Lite”, I really don’t know. OK, it’s got a …

Hello, you fool, I love you

Well, well, well! Welcome 2018! Just after Christmas I got knocked sideways by this Australian Flu thing and I’ve only just got rid of it. Put it this way, you really don’t want it. It’s bloody horrible. I’ve spent so much time in bed, and not in a …

Watch – Hydrofoil surf board is basically brilliant in every way

Click-bait title? Check. A story which has nothing to do with smartphones? Check. This is something I spotted last night and it’s frankly brilliant. I love proper back-to-basic inventions like this. It makes me wish I had one at my previous job – then I would’ve travelled up …