Tag: phone

Realme named in Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in China

We’ve recently taken a look at the Realme 7 5G and have been mightily impressed with the build, camera and overall performance considering the price-tag. It’s a very good phone, and packs speedy 5G connectivity too.. Today Realme have been named 2020 China’s “50 Most Innovative Companies”. It’s …

A multi-view phone stand with magnetic ring holder – phonetag

I do like to be hustled some times. Today it’s an email from Barry, who wants us to take a look at his phonetag gadget. The UK inventor has managed to combine a secure ring holder with a portrait and landscape phone stand. It’s got a drink-can-style tag-shaped …

Don’t moan about 4G or 5G, you guys don’t know you’re born!

I do have to kick myself at times. Sitting in this hospital, I’ve got a gloriously fast 5G connection on Vodafone and unlimited data to enjoy. The speeds massively outclass the WiFi in here and it’s all just so straightforward and worry-free. Back in the late ’90s, phones …

ZEISS and Vivo to work together on upcoming smartphone camera tech

Coming complete with a Gimbal Camera System and a customised sensor to reduce exposure time, the Vivo X51 5G really impressed us with the impressive speed and precision of snaps and the crazy zoom capabilities. Now Vivo have announced that they’ll be pushing the camera tech even further …

giffgaff reduce the price of refurbished phones

From now until Christmas, giffgaff have 50 different refurbished phones on offer at reduced prices. An iPhone 7 32GB can be purchased for £129, an iPhone 8 6GB is £219 and an iPhone X 64GB is £339. Prices alter depending on the condition of the handset, (Good, Very …

The making of a smartphone: Inside the manufacturing process

There was a time when the idea of walking around with a supercomputer in your pocket would have been ludicrous, straight out of a science fiction story. But these days smartphones are largely ubiquitous in our society, providing inexpensive, instantaneous interfacing with anyone in the world in real-time. …

Buying a phone without a contract – making it easier.

It’s Christmas, and mobile phones are high on a lot of gift lists. However, unless you’re going to take on the monthly payments and enter into a contract for someone else, it’s definitely quite an expensive gift. So how do you afford a phone and pay for it …

Oppo A15 now available. Super-cheap entry-level smartphone.

Another phone to add to your list and it’s this entry-level Oppo device at just £119. Available from O2, Amazon or the Oppo e-shop, the Oppo A15 has a big 6.52″ 1600×720 screen (60Hz @ 269ppi) and it comes with 32GB storage (plus a microSD slot), 3GB RAM …

Why do people prefer to play on their mobile phones?

We don’t need research to show that people prefer playing casino games on their mobiles. The reason is quite simple: smartphones take over the market. People use their smartphones for everything they want, from communication, to social media interaction, photographs, purchases, and everything that has to do with …

Gaming is now earning more revenue than music, video and film

It’s fair to say that 2020 didn’t exactly pan out the way we’d all hoped. However, although we’ve not physically attended any smartphone launches and we’ve all missed out on holidays and days out, the smartphone and smartphone app industry has seen a massive upsurge as we’ve all …

Here’s how to make money playing games on your phone

If you like to spend your free time gaming or gambling online, you aren’t alone. Video gamers spent an average of 6.5 hours per week playing with others online, and 4.5 hours with others in person, during 2016, per NewZoo. Statista reports that the online gambling industry will …

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T Lite now selling at Vodafone

This, the new Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro (which we currently have on test – review incoming) and the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite are phones we’ve already taken a good look at (here and here). Now you can go and buy them at Vodafone. We knew they were on …

BlitzWolf BW-TS1 Tablet / Phone Flexible Holder – Review

If you’re looking for a quick, flexible and easy way to mount your iPad, tablet or smartphone, this could be just the thing. It’s available on Amazon for £28.99 as I type or on AliExpress for £24.99. It’s great for fitting onto kitchen worktops, but also works on …

Then, along came XDA with a smartphone!

A smartphone with a full 66-key QWERTY keyboard? You don’t see that much now! This is a phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, dual SIM connectivity, a 12 megapixel primary camera, an 8 megapixel selfie and… did I mention the slide-out QWERTY keyboard?! I think I’ve been …

The mobile phones of the 1970’s

The year is 1976 and, on BBC Kids TV show “Blue Peter”, they’re about to show something amazing. A phone with no cable that you could even take outside. There are absolutely no trailing cables of any kind; it’s not connected to anything at all because it’s got …

Moving away from regular upgrades

There’s been a noticeable shift in recent years away from regular phone upgrades. Customers are becoming more savvy, and with smartphones no longer taking such big “leaps” in technology, many are looking for ways to prolong the life of their existing phone instead of upgrading. In the post-COVID …

Driving? Don’t touch that phone!

The UK government are to firm up the law on mobile phones in cars. Next year the loopholes which allowed drivers take photos or film will be changed and it’ll be illegal for anyone to pick up and use their mobile phone while driving. You’ll still be able …

Honor 20e Review – This is a whole lot different

We’ve looked at a number of Honor devices lately. The Honor 9X and the Honor 9A– both very good phones considering how cheap they are. However, those phones lack the Google Services. So no Google Play. No Google Maps, YouTube, Gmail and so on. This is because the …

Umidigi A9 Pro – Coming soon with crazy price in tow

OK, so you’ve probably not heard of the brand (they’ve been in business for 9 years) unless you’re in China, but you’ll be able to buy this from AliExpress on October 16th and get the global version shipped to you. Let me tell you the specs first. A …

5 Essential tips to safeguard your mobile phone digital security

The potential for a cybercriminal to hack your phone or tablet has continuously grown over the years, and now? It’s even more of a concern. Nowadays, hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated in how they hack devices. There are countless hacking software options online available for free, …

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 …

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 …

What to look for in your kid’s first phone

When it comes to smartphones, some features fit everyone. What’s the point of a phone that can’t call, text, or snap a photo? But when it features like apps, kids and adults have different needs. These days, some kids in the single digits are getting smartphones. Getting them …

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 …

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 …

Get the latest iPhone each year without an upgrade fee

If you’re into your iPhone’s and you want to upgrade regularly without the big cost, the new new Apple deal from Vodafone could be just the thing. A new annual upgrade promise gets you the latest iPhone after 12 months. Just buy an iPhone 11 (on any plan) …

Go gaming crazy with the RedMagic 5S

Coming to the UK and the rest of the globe in September, this is the RedMagic 5S. It’s just been launched in China. This puppy has an “unparalleled cooling system” which is based on active liquid-cooling technology. There’s also a Turbo Fan ICE 4.0 system and an Ice …

Get the best bonuses on your phone

It’s amazing what you can do with your mobile phones. Long gone are the days when phones were used just to make and receive calls. New technology means you can do almost anything, whether it’s taking photos or going online to get some great bonuses from online gambling …

Cat S62 Pro Launched, get all the details here.

If you want rugged, and you want properly useful extra gadgets, the Cat S62 Pro is the phone to go for. It meets the highest military spec (Mil-Spec 810H) so you can whack the lovely screen with a hammer or drop it repeatedly from 1.8 metres. It’s also …

Meet the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel

Packing the rapid Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU, 5G connectivity and an Adren 650 GPU; this is the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel. Yes, long name. Weird name some would say, but they’ve gone all-in on the gaming angle. Powered by Android 10, this has dual front-faving stereo speakers, a …

The OnePlus Nord Pop-up details

OK, I’ve shown you all around the OnePlus Nord and we’ve taken a look at the cases that are available too. Not only that, but we then found a way to get one for a mere £349. Indeed, that Amazon deal has helped it get the top spot …

Galaxy Unpacked – August 5th. It’s all going to be very different

A lot has changed over the last few months. The high street, as we’ve known it for many years, had already suffered at the hands of out-of-town shopping malls and internet shopping. However, when the coronavirus hit, those who’d never shopped online started doing so, and now it’s …

Responsive design. Your smartphone would be in trouble without it

Not many are aware of the simply massive change that has happened on the web in recent years. It’s not too long ago that most sites has a completely separate mobile website. It was a cut-down version of the desktop version, with less functionality. Not only that, but …

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G. Now in red exclusively with Voda

Want the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G but you want it in red? Easy fix, my friend, just get some red paint and… Nah, maybe not. Perhaps the best way is to go to Vodafone. They’ve got the phone exclusively available in Aura Red and, if you get it …

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro – Now super-cheap!

We liked the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro. We really did. You can read all the parts of the Mi Pro 8 review here and you may remember me telling everyone just to go ahead and buy the thing immediately. When it was launched this cost £499. For that, …

Comparing mobile phone insurance. Get it right!

It’s got to the point where I now have the cheapest mobile deal in the house. My wife, however, is spending nearly £58 per month on her two-year contract. It’s a crazy amount for a Galaxy S9, however there’s a few “additions” to the package she’s got. The …