Tag: phone

Wait a minute. Yes, it really is a folding phone. Welcome, Samsung Fold

So yes, today we saw a whole stack of Galaxy phones but there was, as Yoda almost said in Star Wars, another… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r_UgNcJtzQ Yeah. That’s a bit amazing isn’t it? A 7.3″ AMOLED “Flex Display” and stacks of multitasking possibilities. This is a whole new category of smartphone …

The Samsung Galaxy S10 range. All you need to know.

So, it’s official. There’s three Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones.. well, actually there’s four. You’ll probably see three in most stores over the next few months though, and they are the S10e, the S10 and the S10+. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tol9KBJBZt8 You’ll be getting a new dynamic AMOLED display and a “next-generation …

Downloading that YouTube tune to your phone – still possible.

This weekend I heard a tune which I really wanted to listen to properly. It was on the radio but it’s nowhere to be found on platforms like Spotify or Deezer. It wasn’t released, but it was all over places like Mixcloud and YouTube. That, then, is where …

Honor View20 – Stellar battery life

I mentioned how good the Honor View20 battery life was in my recent review but, as some of you may have seen on Twitter last night, I’m constantly surprised by just how long it does last. It’s like the Energizer bunny. In years past, Huawei / Honor were …

Meizu to launch a phone with no orifices!

I must admit, I’ve never been that averse to holes. Quite like them. However, Meizu are determined to “push the boundaries of future flagship smartphones” by bringing us a handset that doesn’t have any of them… Meizu launches the world’s first holeless mobile phone, a true holeless design combined …

So, you want something different?

How about a folding phone then eh? Yep. Interested aren’t you? Me too! The ability to extend the display ad-hoc is definitely something I’d like to try out, although a piece of me thinks that there must be some sort of creasing on those edges after you’ve folded and …

Honor View20 Announced. Spot the difference?

We’re here live in Paris and, just now, the Honor View20 has been announced. Known also as the V20 (you’ll see the letter “V” on the back too, it’s got a few things going for it. For a start, there’s a selfie camera, but it’s actually in the screen. It …

Windows Mobile – Yep, still dead.

Back in 2016 I stated that Windows Phone, or Windows Mobile, or whatever you wanted to call it, was dead. The article caused a bit of a stir, but hey – it was true. Still is. The short version was that, whilst the GUI and the experience was …

Social Media Stress – Go Offline

We’ve actually received an email about a new book. Yes, a book. It’s all about detoxing from the constant barrage of social media updates and the intrusion of the online world into your personal time. Called “Offline“, the book has already sparked a bit of debate by revealing …

OnePlus 6 – Down in price

Head over to Amazon right now and you’ll find that the OnePlus 6 is now going to cost you just £439. That’s £439 for a device with a 2280x1080p 6.28″ 19:9 ratio screen, 64GB of on-board storage (there’s a 128GB version for £489), a dual 20 megapixel rear …

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. …

Card games on your smartphone

When I was a kid, we didn’t go on holiday to exotic sunkist destinations. No evenings walking on the beach or playing in an outside fairground. Oh no, it we were in a VW camper van in Wales, freezing our bits off. I loved it though. I loved …

Palm – A hands on overview

Getting hold of one of these, right now, today, in the UK… is… tricky. But we have one, and it’s in my car, so you know what that means. CAR VIDEO! The Palm Smartphone is available right here on Vodafone. As we mentioned just this morning it’s available …

Trying to save for a new phone

So, as you’ll know, I smashed my last phone in quite a spectacular way. It fell out of an open-sided bus and I’m still trying to find someone clever to actually repair the thing, or at least get the precious photos of it that I took (and sadly …

Looking for a reconditioned phone? Check these Black Friday deals

If you’re looking for a reconditioned iPhone, Samsung, Huawei or Sony, check the offers that have just popped up on the Envirofone website. These offers are available now, but they’ll also be adding further hourly discounts kicking off from 9AM until 5PM today. The hourly discounts will see …

What to do with your old mobile phone

I don’t like to change much. I get used to the way that my phone feels and how it operates. I love having a phone that I can use one-handed and I get used to where all the icons are. I’m a creature of habit and like everything …

Honor 8X Review

I’ve had this phone for a while now, and I’ve released day-by-day video updates which will form the main part of this review. So, in the place of what you’d normally expect to find here, I’d first like to discuss the state of the smartphone landscape right now …

Razer Phone 2 launched. Coming to Three UK soon!

Gaming company Razer have today announced their new handset to the world. You can get more info about it on their product page here and you can buy the thing direct from November 7th for £779.99. However, Three have added a page where you can register your interest …

Getting smarter with your own tech

As you’ll know, I’ve basically failed spectacularly in keeping my own smartphone in one piece. Putting it back together doesn’t seem to be an option, so I’m now on the hunt for a new contract. However, it’s not just the cost of the phone or the cost of …

Making money with your smartphone

Although we all use our phones to pass the time and check out the latest social media trends, we can also use them to make a bit of cash, or save it. Sure, it might seem too good to be true but there are some clever ways of doing …

Smartphone penetration continues to grow

A new survey, published today by Deloitte, has revealed that smartphone penetration has grown even further during 2018. After questioning some 4,000 smartphone users, they’ve found that there’s growth across all age groups, with the 55-75 category seeing the most growth. This age range has increased from 40% …

Tesco Mobile launches a new type of contract

This isn’t a mobile plan or tariff, instead Tesco Mobile have developed a contract or agreement that you can download here for your family. It sets out an agreement on mobile usage rules within the house. Families can print it out, then talk about it and fill it …

Keeping the smartphone addiction at bay

Psychologists believe that smartphones have become the “third wheel” in a relationship, distracting partners from each other. Surveys have found that many people in long-term relationships feel that phones are getting in the way of their private lives.  Others complain that their partners have fiddled with their phones …

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 …