Category: Feature

Honor launches the Honor 5X: a secure metal phone at a budget price

Followers of my blog, as well as people who read my Tweets and posts on forums, will know I now write a lot about affordable phones. By that I mean smartphones that don’t compromise the user experience compared to more expensive models elsewhere. Today, I’m writing about the Honor 5X from the launch event in Munich, Germany. It’s the… [Click for more]

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Drivexone and Findxone trackers reviewed, plus a look to the future of Vodafone xone

Having spent most of Christmas away, I’ve been pretty quiet on the writing front lately. But that didn’t mean I wasn’t still working. During my time away I was able to test out two products from Vodafone xone, a relatively unknown division of Vodafone that specialises in testing new products and services on early adopters. The two… [Click for more]

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Doing the tourist photography thing in London with the Google Nexus 6P

When Huawei, the company behind Google’s flagship Nexus phone, invited me into town to take better photos of various London landmarks (and food) with a Nexus 6P and guidance from professional photographers, I naturally jumped at the chance. Going out taking photos with any phone is something I always find exciting. The action packed day started with… [Click for more]

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Vodafone HQ Visit: Network management, handset testing and a look to the future

It’s been a long time since I last visited Vodafone’s Newbury HQ to talk about the introduction of GSM, and how mobile data might one day become a thing. We’re talking about a time when the company worked out of multiple offices dotted around town. Now the new(ish) campus has transformed the… [Click for more]

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The Google Nexus 6P might be dual SIM after all, and enabling it could be extremely easy

Before Google officially announced the Nexus 6P at the end of September, I Tweeted about the possibility that it might be a dual-SIM phone, based on seeing twin IMEI stickers on prototypes – a standard feature on all recent Huawei made phones with support for two SIM cards. Two stickers on the back of… [Click for more]

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Happy Birthday Honor: One year old today, but already all grown up

This week marks the first anniversary of Honor in the UK and Europe, and a lot has been achieved within this short time. Honor was launched as a spin-off brand for Huawei, first in China and then later spreading worldwide. The aim was to reach a new audience, and attract sales from people who might see Huawei… [Click for more]

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SanDisk’s 200GB memory card makes me wonder why you’d buy anything with fixed storage

When Apple announced the impressive iPad Pro yesterday, and the brand new iPhone 6s and 6s plus, I was quite shocked that Apple still thinks that 16GB (iPhone) or 32GB (iPad Pro) is sufficient storage. With no way to further add storage, you could make a very costly mistake by buying… [Click for more]

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