Tag: uk

The quest for a new phone. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 anyone?

Remember back in February when we were running around the halls of Mobile World Congress? Remember us filming the Mi Mix 2? Well, it did look rather nice indeed. It was nearly £335 at the time though… Now, just a few months down the line, you can pick …

HTC launch the U12 life. Great specs, equally great price.

Whenever anybody puts “Life” in the name of their product, I somehow think of a Vauxhall Corsa Life. It’s a typically entry-level car with eco credentials. Here though, the new HTC U12 life (with a lower-case “L”) offers a high-end spec for a midrange price. Available in Moonlight …

It’s so funny, how we don’t talk any more

I remember when mobile phones first started being a “thing”. I was at college and got this, the Nokia 5.1. It was also known as the Nokia 2110. Strangely the 5.1 name has now re-appeared on the Nokia site, albeit under a completely new design.. and no pull-out …

Three UK steps up 5G preparation

Three have enhanced their deal with SSE Telecoms to connect their network to local BT exchanges. This will boost network performance and connectivity to customers. The move is a big step towards the 5G launch in the UK, but will also have huge benefits for existing 4G customers …

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 …

A new network coming soon – Zevvle

A network promising to bring simplicity and enhanced support. That’s what on the cards from startup Zevvle. They tell me that they’ll remove unnecessary fees and misguided features. It’ll be using the EE network, so you know that coverage will be good, and they intend to launch later …

Honor launch the “Elite”

Remember HTC Elevate ? It is / was a private, members-only community for HTC fans. I remember, when attending a HTC launch in London once, that the HTC Elevate crew actually got dropped off in private a London Bus before the assembled press. I think they got better …

No more 3G from me, says Three

Not too long ago you would still be able to buy phones which wouldn’t have 4G capabilities. The KAZAM Tornado 348 sticks in my head as one of these but hey, that was 2015 and KAZAM went pop anyway. Now, in 2018, you’d be hard-pushed to get a …

Nokia 8 Sirocco lands in the UK

OK. This isn’t a VW Scirocco. It’s a Nokia 8 Sirocco. No “C”. This is all-new and, as an extra treat, if you get one you’ll qualify for a free Google Home Mini. If you get a Nokia 6 or a Nokia 7 Plus then you get a …

O2 refresh plans and add better roaming

O2 have announced a new range of pay monthly plans for customers, with allowances ranging from 1GB up to 50GB. These plans are flexible and allow customers to switch between plans when needed, giving them better value for money. Better news for some though is the fact they …

EE filling in more not-holes

In the last year EE have successfully filled in some 12,000 square kilometres of mobile not-spots. That works out 4633 square miles, which is almost the size of Connecticut (4,845) in the USA. That’s basically all of Devon and all of Norfolk plus some change. This has all …

Find your local mast, the 2018 version

Every time I check the site stats, there’s one post in particular which is always massively popular. This mast finder article from 2011 is causing the most amount of interest. It’s understandable really. People obviously have coverage maps from their network, but finding out how close masts are is …

Honor 9 Lite – Video review

This morning I had a bit of a rant about this phone, and I’ll tell you why. I’ve been in this business since 2002. For years I’ve reviewed the “top-end” phones and a smattering of “budget Android handsets”. The latter, and let’s not beat about the bush, are …

Moto Z2 Play coming to Three UK

Three emailed us recently with some exciting news for gaming fans, but with the mass emails for Mobile World Congress it looks like it was overlooked. Thankfully the news is that the Motorola Z2 Play will be coming to Three UK in April, with an exclusive gamepad thrown …

Got a tenner? Want as much monthly data as possible?

If you’ve got one of those weird plastic £10 notes and want to get as much data as possible on a SIM-only plan, listen up, because we’ve got a bit of a run-down for you. First up, for exactly £10 and running on EE masts, is Plusnet. For …