Tag: phones

Xiaomi Mi10 5G and Redmi Note 9 now available at 3 stores

The Mi 10 5G  and Redmi Note 9 have been available now for a little while from Xiaomi’s Mi Store, however, if you are not one to buy them from an online store and prefer to get them on your local high street you can do that very …

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 …

OnePlus Buds. More info and a sneaky look.

Those new OnePlus Buds are on the way and today we get a bit more information courtesy of Pete Lau himself. Along with a sneak peek of the Buds, there’s also a few more details too. Performance at a “reasonable price” is promised, along with a super-comfortable design …

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 …

Xiaomi shuts up UK shop

Opened just over a year ago, the UK Mi Store in London’s Westfield Shopping Centre is now closed. That alone shouldn’t be taken as an indicator of anything more that a “strategy change” according to Xiaomi, who tell us.. Our adjustment to our local retail strategy is a …

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 …

MWC 2020 – HMD Global now exits show

We’ve just updated our rolling Mobile World Congress update with yet another drop-out. This time it’s HMD Global. They’re the guys behind the current Nokia phones and they tell us that .. Our key focus has been to safeguard the health and well-being of employees and other stakeholders. …

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 …

How times change!

Those who visit here regularly might know that we’ve been online for quite some time now. We’ve seem the rise and fall of many mobile phone manufacturers over the years, even a few operating systems too. In all honesty, it looks like the next few months will be …

Anker PowerPort + Atom III 2 and PowerPort III Mini – Review.

I love things that make life easier and allow you to travel lighter. The USB Type-C standard is definitely one of those things. It is a great connection – compact, multipurpose and intelligent. I’ve got a laptop which only has USB Type-C as a means of connecting peripherals. …

O2 announce 5G launch plans

The network that runs giffgaff, Sky Mobile and Tesco Mobile is to start rolling out 5G in October. As with the other 5G UK networks, they’ll be concentrating on areas that need the speed boost the most, with key areas of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Slough and Leeds …

Children, tablet and phones. Here’s my advice.

A lot has been said in recent days about children and mobile phone use. A number of recommendations have come out, ranging from banning mobile phone use in schools, limiting screen time and banning phones at the table. In all honesty, it can be tricky. Parents secretly like …

Huawei P Smart 2019 – Unboxing

To kick things off for 2019, I have got a new phone from Huawei which went on sale with Vodafone (other networks are available) this morning. The thing that makes this phone all sorts of brilliant is that this is a perfect “New year, New you”-phone. It is …

Just a few Boxing Day deals

It’s Boxing Day, so – for almost the fifth day running – I’m about to get stuck into yet another massive meal. Luckily, I have my sneaky stretchy jeans. If you’re one of those nut-jobs who’ve been up since 5AM to get to a Boxing Day sale in …

How clean is your phone?

The answer that despite our best efforts is going to be not very. In fact research has suggested that the average persons phone is dirty that a toilet seat! Add this to the fact that a lot of us will now use our phones when we are doing …

VOXI offers smartphones with 0% interest

Paying for a phone can be done in a few different ways. You either pay it all in one go, start a contract or you sign up to a finance agreement. The last two are pretty similar, but traditionally people have just walked into a store and signed …

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% …

Breaking – I’ve killed another phone

I was already having a bad enough few months. Remember my busted Galaxy S7 ? I smashed the back on that. Then there was the Honor 9 which, although it still works fine to this day, has a small crack across the camera lens and means that all …

Brexit, Trump and disinformation. Democracy is being controlled.

Whether you’re voting for a new US President or you’re deciding to be part of the EU, in 2016 something new happened. Social media giants allowed a “Wild West” to be created in the digital world. Unregulated and targeted adverts to be pushed hard into the psyche 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 …

EU tech benefits that Britain has ditched

Last year, after a lot of waiting and a lot of discussion, we finally got proper roaming across the bulk of Europe. It doesn’t cost you any extra, and many Brits are only just realising what a good thing it actually is. Fly to Germany, Spain, Cyprus and …

Making mobile technology accessible for the elderly

Our visit to Mobile World Congress showed us the latest in gadgets and mobile tech. For the majority of us, these are exciting times. New phones can help us work and play faster, with better cameras, better batteries. However, for the elderly this can all be a confusing …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Launch

Huawei has always had two mainstream phone lineups, the P series and the Mate Series. We have seen the P series for this year and we were pretty impressed by the offering. The Mate series traditionally launches later in the year and tends to be aimed at the …

Exploring the evolution of mobile phones

It’s fair to say that I’m now of a “certain age” and I can quite easily amaze people by detailing a long-forgotten time “before mobile phones”. At school in the 80’s and 90’s, you simply wouldn’t see a phone, and it was only at college that clever new …

Google Duo coming soon, maybe…

Google have just announced that their new video calling app, Google Duo, will start a phased release globally as of today. Google Duo is a video calling app which the Mountain View headquartered company teased at their Google IO developer conference in May. Until now Google Duo still …

Are your kids on the phone too much? Try this, maybe..

I’ve been to America a few times. One of the first times I visited I paid a visit to a shooting range and made some comments on my personal blog about how, for a Brit, it was “different” to see kids with their parents firing live rounds on …

Get cash for your old device

If you’re looking to replace your smartphone or tablet and would like some cash towards a new device, selling it is definitely the way forward. Sure, you can head off to eBay but you’ll have to pay a sizeable final listings fee and there’s the possibility that the …

MWC – Huawei Event Live feed

We’re live from the beautiful W Hotel in Barcelona, overlooking the beach. Huawei have called us into their press conference and we’ll be reporting live over the next few minutes, with further details to follow.

Admit it. You need this.

Yes, I recently dropped my phone into a pool. I tried to dry it out, but alas the damage was done. I didn’t have one of those clever EVAP pouches to try and get the moisture out and I quickly learned to be a bit more careful. Trouble is, …

Driving and texting. Let’s see what happens eh?

YouTube, as I’ve mentioned before, is a dangerous place. If you leave your children using it unmonitored then you really need to change your ways. As an example, there’s a channel called Fatal Accidents where you can watch just that. There’s no warnings apart from one that the …

The man behind the leaks – Evan Blass

Whether you’ve followed us for while or just for a few short months, the massive @evleaks Twitter account has been the source of many handset and tablet leaks. We, as tech sites, quickly learned that this particular leaker was very reliable. Images, specs and launch dates have been …

Cat Phones, now available in your high street

If you get a posh smartphone and then hide it away inside a massively rugged cover, Cat Phones are probably worth looking at. We’ve already thrown one in the bath and the people who make the phone even drove a honking great digger over lots of B15 handsets. …

I got told off..

This weekend, following quite a bit of advertising by the company, I gave the Music Magpie app a try. The company buy DVDs, CDs, games and electronics plus clothes, but their app lets you snap barcodes and you get an instant price on your stuff. So, armed with …

Dangerous Drivers – Many mobile distractions found by Police

If we’re all honest with ourselves then we’ll perhaps admit to touching our phones whilst driving. Whether it be a quick press to drop a call, or even opening a text -it’s something we shouldn’t do. Just last night, as I drove home, I saw a car on …

Some rather excellent SIM-only deals to save you money

Saving money. Secretly we all love to do it. Whether it’s a necessity or not, saving a few quid here means that you can have a beer there. Over on HotUKDeals they have a frequently updated thread detailing the latest SIM-only deals. The prices are already low, but …

Arctic Blue Samsung Galaxy S4 – Exclusive to Phones 4U

Been on the fence about the Galaxy S4? Perhaps it just isn’t blue enough for you. Maybe it just doesn’t go with that new blue Lamborghini you’ve just bought. Happens to all of us. From today though you can head over to Phones 4U and order the S4 in an, …

Nokia Lumia 925 availability update

We’ve been keeping you up to date with the various networks offering this handset, but here’s a round-up. The handset has a metal design and uses the latest PureView camera innovation. There’s also a Man of Steel app on there, so you can pretend to be Superman. Yeah. …

The term “Phablets” becomes mainstream

You know that moment when a buzzword is adopted by more than just a few people and it “sticks”? Well, that moment appears to have happened for phablets. They’re too big to be phones and a little too small to be called tablets, so “phablets” is juuuuussst right. …