Tag: phone

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 available for £246.19

Head over to a site called Toby Deals and you’ll find the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 6GB/64GB version for £252.19. Whack the code “WELCOME6″ in and the price will drop down to £246.19. If you need a bit more storage internally (this has a microSD card slot / dual …

A totally solar-powered server. The conclusion.

I’ll be straight with you. I’ve had a long career in IT. I’ve done some proper geeky things in my time, including having an old server in my garage running VMware. That means that I can run a stack of machines, test things out and generally be a …

Caller ID now free

Not too long ago, if you wanted the phone number of the caller to be displayed on your home phone, you’d have to pay some mad fee. It was, when you think about it, a little unfair. Mobile networks have been providing the caller’s number since, ever, but …

Random strange shed project. Day 4

OK, a quick update on this geeky shed insanity then. Basically, I grabbed an old solar charger and wanted to know if there was enough daylight coming through my shed window to keep an Android phone alive constantly. I’ve detailed the various stages in Day 1, Day 2 …

A new phone from Nuu Mobile, the G3 -Review

You may not have heard about Nuu Mobile at all. It’s probably because most people will never have seen anything from them in the UK. I have to say that I was also in this camp as well until I found them at MWC earlier this year. Leigh …

Random strange shed project. Day 3

A man’s shed should never be questioned. My “man den” was originally supposed to be the garage, but that’s filled with all manner of stuff and I struggle to even walk through it at times. Apparently we “need” everything in there, even though I don’t know what half …

Mobile phones. We’re becoming addicts without morals.

Earlier in the year I posted this feature about how we’re effectively living our lives through and behind a mobile screen now. It’s something that I saw on holiday too and, if I still had the photos (and hadn’t smashed my phone to bits), I’d show you some …

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 …

Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, BANANA PHONE

Hello 2018. We’ve got something for you. It’s a phone from 1996. Back then touch-screens were a fantasy. You had a numeric keypad and a tiny screen. On the Nokia 8110 the numeric keypad was tucked behind a sliding panel, and the phone was shaped a little bit …

VOXI adds triple data

The network for the under 30’s has added, for a limited time, triple data. This comes on top of their endless social data, plus endless calls, texts and picture messages plus endless roaming in Europe. There’s no contracts – you just choose how much data you need for …

Escape the upgrade cycle. Ditch the contract.

Come. Come here. Get close to the screen. I need to tell you a secret. If you’re using a mobile phone right now, and you’re on a contract, listen up. I’m guessing that you’re probably paying £40, £50, maybe more per month. Right? Why are you doing that? …

Mobile Phone Signal Booster. It’s arrived.

We’ve now taken delivery of our mobile phone booster. It’s a big day but also a strange one. As I type, we’re sitting in a barn in a field. There’s nothing but cows and sheep all around me yet we’ve got 1Gbps fibre connectivity. The fibre optic cables …

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 …

WORLD EXCLUSIVE – Microsoft return to smartphones

Thought that Windows Phone was dead? Was it really the end for Microsoft Smartphone, Pocket PC and Windows Mobile? Nokia phones, after being purchased by Microsoft, re-appear with the Microsoft mobile Operating System, but have now returned yet again with Android. The Windows Phone OS, which was the …

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 …

Speck World Cup Cases now available

The World Cup is just around the corner now, so if you want to show your support, check out the new range of cases from Speck. Sure, we’re showing you the England one here, but they’ve also got the Presido GRIP World Edition available for France, Spain, Germany, …

Essential to be sold? Essential Phone 2 to be DOA?

So, some confusing news on the Andy Rubin venture then. Essential have just confirmed a full 2 years of updates and 3 years of security patches for the Essential Phone. However, there’s news that the company might be up for sale and plans for the second iteration of …

Are gaming smartphones becoming a trend?

Last year, the gaming hardware and accessories maker Razer surprised the world by announcing its plans to release a smartphone aimed especially at mobile gamers. The Razer Phone has the hardware to match the year’s flagship phones – an octa-core CPU, tons of RAM, and a massive battery …

Deal – Mi Mix 2 properly cheap

Money isn’t our friend at the moment. Our donation drive isn’t, I’ll be honest, going that well. We’ve only received £4.63, and that was from Bobby Wallace (thanks Bobby, we love you fella!) If you’ve got cash, and you don’t want to spend it on keeping us online, …

Using the Smartphone as a PC? Yes, you can!

Smartphones are becoming increasingly powerful computers that you carry around in your pockets. Let’s face it, the PC I’m using right now is an Intel i5 with 4 x 3GHz cores, but the new Samsung Galaxy S9 has 8 cores – 4 x 2.7GHz and 4 x 1.8GHz. …