Visitors to this site, my social media followers and anyone on the various forums I contribute to will know I’ve been an advocate of more affordable phones for some time, along with the many benefits that going down the SIM-only route can bring. Quite recently Simon Rockman contributed […]
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It’s so new it isn’t even in a phone yet, but already it has picked up its first accolade. Android Authority awarded Huawei’s new Kirin 970 chipset a trophy after its unveiling at a keynote speech at IFA, Germany’s biggest consumer electronics show. So what makes Kirin 970 […]
This morning I discovered a new plan from Three, offering 100GB (well, 102GB according to the price list) of data per month with an introductory price of £25/month on a 12-month contact, or £29/month on a 1-month rolling contract. Yes, you can already tell what I’m thinking given […]
Opinion: Whether you buy one or not, the Xperia XZ Premium shows Sony is worth close attention from now on
I’ve had a Sony Xperia XZ Premium for some time now, and given the time on sale doing a review now is probably a little pointless. We’re potentially only a week away from new devices being announced at IFA, so I figured I’d focus on where this phone […]
Until this week, most people outside of the tech bubble that most of us exist in probably thought Nokia’s only achievement this year was rebooting the Nokia 3310. At Mobile World Congress at the start of the year, there was little talk of the three Android smartphones the […]
It hasn’t exactly gone unnoticed that he cost of a mobile phone has been slowly creeping upwards. We can blame some of this on pre-Brexit currency devaluation, but there has also been a clear move by many phone manufacturers to take retail prices upwards. Honor is no exception, […]
There’s a real sense of competitiveness in the mobile industry right now, with key players EE and Vodafone working hard to upgrade their networks to add speed and capacity. 4G might still feel relatively new, but there are already many signs of problems affecting every network in many […]
Three launches free “Go Binge” streaming on new Advanced plans, but will this spell the end of truly unlimited data?
I had to think long and hard about how to report this news, as clearly Three is thrilled to be offering free video streaming to users on its new Advanced Plans – starting at 4GB and above. On the face of it, that’s great. Pay for a small […]
Today I saw a new smartphone from a company I never even realised made smartphones. The Life Boost 4G mobile from STK, with 5.5-inch display and dual-camera, will go on sale later in the year for around £200.
Honor has today announced the European launch of the Honor 9, less than a year since the release of the Honor 8 but slightly behind its Chinese debut. Alongside the new flagship phone comes new accessories too. This news was written ahead of Honor’s launch event in Berlin today, […]