Tag: phone

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 …

Motorola G 5G Plus appears. Hello again Moto.

You want 5G but you don’t want to be shelling out a load of cash. This, then, is where the Moto G 5G Plus comes in. It’s jut popped up here on the Motorola website. Running Android 10 you get either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and either …

Cat Phones Announce the S42 Rugged smartphone

So, you want a hard-core phone that’ll easily cope with the rigours of daily life? You want the new “unbreakable” and rugged Cat S42. It’s just £229 and will be available to buy on July 20th. The S42 adds a long battery life, plus it’s drop proof and …

OnePlus Lite on the way?

OnePlus have recently given us two absolutely gorgeous phones in the shape of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, but not everyone wants to spend several hundred pounds on a phone. With technology advancing, a sub £250 phone can now give a very respectable performance and it’ll …

RedMagic 5G Eclipse Black with 12GB RAM. Not just China any more.

Want an ultra-powerful phone which will easily cope with even the most demanding gamers? Check out the RedMagic 5G. A phone with 6.65″ AMOLED screen operating at a mad 144Hz refresh, with 5G connectivity, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU and Active Liquid-Cooling which includes a Turbo Fan. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Pimp my horn!

I have a very mad belief that there’s a direct correlation between the quality of a car and the sound of a car horn. Get in a Fiat Cinquecento and sound the horn. You’re gonna hear a “meep”. However, get yourself in a big Merc and you’ll gear …

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, …

Worst ever quarter for smartphone market

Rather unsurprisingly, people are buying less smartphones right now. We’re not exactly “mobile” and so we’re not buying as many mobile phones, despite the fact that they’re still widely available to buy online. IDC and Strategy Analytics are now showing that the smartphone sector has suffered its largest …

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 …

Doro 8050 Senior Smartphone now on sale

Keeping in touch right now is more important than ever. Now Doro, the leading supplier of telecom solutions for seniors, has added the Doro 8050. This isn’t all about specs – the connectivity, the “In Case of Emergency” button and the £200 price-tag are more important here. That …

The Motorola e6s arrives

Available in “Peacock Blue” or “Sunrise Red”, this is going to be available shortly in selected parts of Latin America, Europe and Asia. Motorola have announced the new phone, which is powered by Android 9 (Pie). Inside there’s a MediaTek Helio P22 CPU running at 2.0GHz. The e6s …

Go on, this weekend, why not switch to a new deal?

In the last few days I’ve been looking to switch to a new bank. The reason, as I’m sure you’ll have noticed is that there’s more choice now and we’re not restricted to the legacy brands that used to fill our high-street. They’re closing at an alarming rate …

Go refurb with giffgaff. Save up to £100

Ask any of my mates if I’m “tight” and they’ll tell you “yes”. I’m always the guy who needs to tie his shoelaces just before going into a pub. So, when I need to buy an iPhone I get myself a reconditioned one, and it’s something you can …

We might see the Surface Duo sooner than expected

In October last year Microsoft released to the world its dual-screen, Android-powered phone, the Surface Duo. It was stated that this device would be officially unveiled during this October’s Surface event and hit the market during the 2020 shopping season. Well, we are hearing rumblings that we might …

Did someone try and find you last night?

This morning my wife jabbed me as I lay snoring. “Someone has tried to find my location. Someone knows where I am!” It had happened about 6AM and I just assumed that her Samsung or Google account had been hacked, with someone activating the “Find my phone” feature. …

Speedy 5G. “Downloading” will be a distant memory.

Back at college I vividly remember writing an essay about the future of the internet. The conclusion was that everything was going to get faster, and there’d be more content. Up until fairly recently, that conclusion has been fairly accurate. As the years have gone by, we’ve moved …

MWC – I have a funny feeling…

We’ve had yet another email this morning and Intel have now pulled out of the big Barcelona bash. The reason, once again, is the threat of the coronavirus. Our list of companies that are changing their commitment to the Mobile World Congress is now growing almost by the …

Making your smartphone child-friendly

Like most parents out there, you probably know how much kids love grabbing your phone to watch videos, take less-than-artful pics, randomly call people in your contacts, or generally drive you crazy. But, probably much to your relief, the phone acts as a quick and easy way to …

Start a call on your phone – direct from your PC

Been browsing on Chrome recently? If you were trying to find a number or call a business, you probably did the same as me this morning. At the weekend, and with the aid of alcohol, my filling fell out. So, I had to call the dentist this morning. …

Moshi Digits Touchscreen Gloves- Review

There’s nothing like the approaching winter to remind you that you need to cover your fingers in a touchscreen-driven world. Upon writing this, here in the UK, we are being warned of a “cold snap” – so time to warm those hands up. In a world where people …

New research shows a shift in mobile habits

Research from Clas Ohlson has today revealed the extent of excessive mobile phone usage here in the UK. It reinforces the suspicions that many of us will probably already be aware of, with the findings showing the damage that can be done if you’re using you phone too …

The Nokia 800 Tough. A durable, rugged phone designed for hard work.

Every now and then it’s really quite refreshing to get a press release which isn’t about a smartphone. This one is a bit smart, granted. It has an on-board (non Android) app store and there’s WhatsApp and Facebook pre-loaded, plus there’s WiFi and 4G too. It’s a mere £109.99 on Amazon and …

Board games without the boredom

Well, Christmas is over now but, it there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that board games are making a big come-back. In our house at least. Monopoly seems to be a favourite right now, and we’ve ended up with three different Monopoly boards which are themed around different …

Asus ROG Phone II – Review

Gaming phones have now become a thing and manufacturers are standing up and taking attention. This all kicked off back in 2017 when Razer released their first Razer Phone. I reviewed it shortly after it arrived on our shores and was very impressed. At the time it was …

Watching shows on your phone whilst driving. Don’t be tempted.

Our smartphones can do lots of very cool things. Lately though, the police have found that we’re watching movies, TV shows and making video calls whilst driving. This, because you’re not looking at the road properly, is very dangerous. In recent years, there’s been a marked increase in …

emporia – User-friendly smartphones for all

Back in 2013 we had a chat with a nice guy called Chris from Doro whilst touring the stands at Mobile World Congress. We met him again in 2015 as Doro continued to grow, offering accessible smartphones for the elderly, hard-of-hearing or those with sight problems and so …

Unlocked handsets could soon be the ONLY type you can buy

Regulator Ofcom is looking into a ban on the sale of phones which are locked to particular networks. Networks that currently don’t lock their phones include Sky Mobile, Three UK, iD Mobile, BT Mobile and giffgaff; but other networks do. The origins of this came from the fact that handsets …

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 …

Driving the evolution of mobile phones

As we approach 5G, an entirely new realm of speed and efficiency is opening up to us. As much as this leap promises to offer, however, it also illustrates more of an expansion of what already exists than a complete reshaping of how our mobile lives operate. Despite …

The DOOGEE S68 Pro – Rugged with a triple rear camera

Want a smartphone with some muscle? DOOGEE have just launched this, the S68 Pro. It’s their latest device in the S range and has a Sony AI triple camera setup plus a super long-lasting 6300mAh battery. This is on sale today for $199.99 (approx £156) via the DOOGEE …

DooGee introduces the S95 Pro

Fancy getting a rugged and tough smartphone? The S95 Pro is the newest addition to the modular S range and gets a 48 megapixel triple camera, 5150mAh long lasting battery and a speedy Helio P90 Processor. You get the chance to bag the phone a bit cheaper too …