Tag: handset

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 …

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 …

Motorola G 5G Plus comes to giffgaff

With giffgaff working on 5G (they operate on O2 masts), they’ve today announced that the Motorola G 5G Plus will be available shortly on their network. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765-powered smartphone runs Android 10 and has a 6.7″ 1080 x 2520 pixel screen (21:9 ratio at 409 ppi) …

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 …

The Huawei Mate 30 – Missing more than just Google Apps

Huawei is a massively successful company. We’ve been to see them in China. We visited the university that teaches staff, the accommodation where workers stay and play. We saw their facilities and their innovative products. Yesterday though, something massive was missing from their Mate 30 and Mate 30 …

Honor 20 – Unboxing and mini-review

About a month ago, on a day as similarly hot as it is today, I was down in London attending the launch and announcement of the Honor 20 series. Whilst I was there I was mostly focused on the biggest brother in the lineup – the Honor 20 …

Honor 20 Pro – Hands on

So, the launch has happened and it’s now time to get up close and personal with the Honor 20 Pro. Now, before we get into this fully, I would like to thank Ricky West from TechTalk. He has provided us with the close-up shots of the device. I …

Honor 20 Pro announced

Today we have had the pleasure of being in London again. This time Honor have announced their very handset. This phone is actually part of a new collection of phones called the “Honor 20 Series”. Within the series, there will be a Pro version, a Standard version and …

Oppo Reno – Up close

We mentioned the fact that the Reno 5G was, in the UK at least, scheduled as an exclusive to EE. However, Jonathan Morris, from the excellent jmcomms.com, has sent over some more pictures of the Reno range, including the new Reno 5G. It shows that cool motorised pop-up …

Three 5G Update – Second live site now online

Way back in the day, a new network called “Three” appeared on the scene. They were the first 3G network at the time and, if you had a rather bulky 3G video phone, you could do video calls and browse the internet on the move. At the time …

Another look at the Huawei P20

Yes, the P20. Sure, I know that the P30 and the P30 Pro are the new kids on the block, but let’s not forget just how good the P20 is. Dan reviewed it last year and was mightily impressed, however now you’re going to see it get a …

Xiaomi – An early look at the Boxing Day offers!

Yes folks, it’s not even Christmas yet and we’re getting details of the deals you’ll be able to get after the event. Xiaomi have sent us their offers, which include the Redmi 6, Redmit Note 6 Pro, Pocophone, the A2 and the Mi 8 in their Westfield store. …

Vodafone to carry the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

The Pixel 3 has a 5.5″ (FHD+ flexible OLED at 443 ppi) 18:9 display and measures 145.6 x 68.2 mm. The Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3″ (QHD+ OLED at 523ppi) 18.5:9 screen and measures 158 x 76.7mm. Both run Android 9 Pie, both have 12.2 dual-megapixel cameras …

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 coming to Sky Mobile

Alright, so you watched our live coverage and now you want one. I guess you’re going to have to go to one of the big four major networks, right? Well, no actually. Sky Mobile, who use O2 masts, are going to have both the Note 9 and the …

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 …

More details of the LG G7 emerge

Just in case you missed it, the LG G7 made a rather unscheduled appearance at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year. There was rumours that it wasn’t the finished product, but then it became clear that it actually was. Very strange. Now we’re just days away from …

Get yourself a Mi MIX 2 for a nice price

Right, if you head to this AliExpress page you’ll see that that the Mi MIX 2 is up for £287.48. If you hang about on the site for a bit, you should also get a pop-up offering some further money off. We got a full hands-on with it …

Huawei up the hype for their new phone

Huawei is about to host the event where they are going to unveil their next generation of devices – the P20 family. It looks like they have decided to promote these with two campaigns. The first consists of them driving large trucks around the various major cities in …

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 …

#MWC18 – Something totally different. Hanmac hand-crafted phones.

The lengthy walk around the the halls started to make me a bit snow-blind this afternoon. In Hall 6 there was the usual mass of Chinese OEM’s offering their endless handsets. It was a positive sea of slabs, and it’s simply impossible to catalogue the entire lot. It …

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 …

A look at the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 Pro

In addition to the main event yesterday, we also saw two more phones being launched by Huawei. One of these is the Porsche Design version. This is the continuation of what Huawei did last year with the Mate 9. I was able to get a very brief hands-on …

HTC shares suspended as Google takeover rumours persist

With the Pixelbook leaking, we’ve already seen a bit of what Google will be announcing on October 4th. However, there’s much more.. Leaks suggest a new Pixel, cunningly named the Pixel 2. These pictures have been found on the internet and there’s rumours that the HTC-built phone will …

Say hello to the Honor 6A

The first thing this actually reminded me of was the Honor 5C, however, it’s actually a replacement for the Honor 5A, announced in January last year. This, the Honor 6A, is available to pre-order from vMall and will be on sale this Friday, August 4th, with Three UK. …

Perhaps we shouldn’t use our mobile phones while we’re mobile

In an effort to stop people fiddling where their phones whilst driving, the people from the Western Cape Government have taken a slightly different approach. A recent advert appears to have lifted a number of CCTV images showing a phone-relate accidents. There’s people falling into ponds, walking into …

OnePlus 5 launch event. Live

Join us for the latest handset by OnePlus. They’re broadcasting the event live, so we all get to enjoy the reveal of the OnePlus 5 together …

Vodafone Smart N8 now available

Vodafone have today launched their latest own-vranded smartphone, the Smart N8. In a time where you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a great feature-packed device, Vodafone have been producing some of the best for a while now. This is the latest in the range and, …

Nokia 3310 – Buy now on Vodafone

The Nokia 3310, even with its slightly newer skin, might seem a bit “old tech” for some. However, it could be just the thing for your summer holiday. For just £39 (when purchased with £10 “Big Value Bundle”), you won’t mind losing it on the beach or out …

Sony Xperia L1 Announced

Our coverage at Barcelona brought a raft of mobile phones, but no – Sony have another one for us. Available in black, white or pink, it’s the Xperia L1. This has 2GB of RAM and runs on a MediaTek Quad-core 64-bit CPU running at 1.45GHz. There’s also 16GB …

Is it time for the big players to move aside?

Whether you want to communicate via social media channels or check out spread betting with IG, you can do so with the latest smartphone devices. These days, everyone seems to have a portable gadget glued to their hands, with the iPhone being one of the most popular models …

Google Pixel – Official image appears

Over on VentureBeat, serial leaker Mr Evan Blass has posted an image of the device we’re all expecting Google to announce during their October 4th event. It’s thought that the “Nexus” brand will be cast aside in favour of the new “Pixel” name, and this HTC-built device is …

OnePlus 3 – Exclusive to O2 from this Thursday

Those of you who follow us on Twitter can look away now. Indeed, if you’re a regular visitor then you really don’t need to read this story, because this is something we told you about way back in June. Our readers knew all about the OnePlus 3 arriving …

HTC 10 – The videos

Usually when a brand new handset is launched we’ll be reporting live right now. We’d be battling to get hold of the actual, real phone so that we can give you some instant feedback on what it’s actually like in the flesh. Unfortunately, the HTC 10 launch isn’t …

Another slice of Android randomness for less than £85

Less than £85? Well, there’s no 4G and this isn’t the very latest version of Android but heck, it’s got a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel selfie. It’s also powered by a Mediatek 2Ghz octa-core CPU with 2GB RAM. Not bad for this price-point, even …

You! Win one of two Doro 820 Mini handsets!

Everyone loves a good competition, and we have a great one for our readers. We’ve teamed up with Doro, the easy to use mobile phone company, to give away a pair of Doro Liberto® 820 Mini handsets. Designed with the senior in mind, this smartphone has a simplified interface …

XIAOMI Redmi2 pro – Quad-core and 2GB RAM for less than £85

Sadly, I’ll need to be sending back the Meizu M1 Note that I’ve borrowed to review. The fact that it’s so cheap and so good has already got me back onto the internet looking for bargains, and I’ve stumbled across the XIAOMI Redmi2 pro for just $129.99, which …

Fancy a second hand device? Try Envirofone

You know about Envirofone. You send them your old handset, they give you money. What happens after that? Well, I can tell you. The phones either get resold or broken down for minerals and plastic granulation.  Who buys the phones? Well, you guys can. Head to the Envirofone …

Octa-core 5.5″ KINGZONE Z1 offer

After we mentioned them yesterday, the people at Gearbest have been in touch with an exclusive offer for our lovely readers. The KINGZONE Z1 is an Android handset with a 5.5″ (1280×720) HD screen and 4G connectivity. It has a powerful 1.7GHz octa-core CPU (MediaTek MT6752) and runs Android …

Kyocera announce the tough Torque smartphone

If there’s a printer in your office, chances are it’s a Kyocera. If not, there’s going to be one not too far away. Now though, Kyocera are to enter the smartphone market and will be presenting their “ultra-rugged” 4G smartphone at Mobile World Congress in just a few …