It’s odd that Sony doesn’t seem interested in using optical image stabilisation (OIS) on its smartphones. Perhaps it’s to avoid losing sales of other cameras from Sony, but whatever the reality, it just seems rather stupid to me. But, Sony has for some time offered software stabilisation and on the latest… [Click for more]
Earlier this year, I carried out a detailed camera test with the Huawei P8 and the Honor 6 Plus on a holiday to Disneyland Paris, and now I’ve started to do some camera tests with the brand new Huawei Mate S, featuring a 13-megapixel RGBW camera that’s (on paper at least) exactly like… [Click for more]
Yesterday, a new company hit the scene and launched two new handsets – one of which almost identically matches the Moto G on specs. But it’s up to £80 cheaper, so can it really compete on the same level? The Wileyfox Swift (see my unboxing here) being cheaper than its Motorola counterpart is somewhat… [Click for more]
It’s now becoming a bit of a tradition, and yesterday saw another day of testing in and around London to see how mobile data speeds are faring, checking how 4G continues to roll out and speeds increase with new technology, but also the impact of more people taking advantage of higher… [Click for more]
Having now got every single budget Motorola smartphone (bar one) since the first Moto G hit the shelves in November 2013, with the Moto E marking its debut soon after, I thought it was as good a time as any to see how each successive model compares against the last.
These camera photos were supplied by Honor and were taken from a pre-release Honor 6 Plus handset. As such, I had no control over the subject matter and will do my own test with a final retail model as soon as I can. The Honor 6 Plus has two 8-megapixel cameras on… [Click for more]
Last year I put EE, O2 and Three to the test in central London to see how 4G was performing. I also tested 3G as not every network was able to offer 4G in the places visited. At the time, Three was yet to launch its fledgling service to the general public so… [Click for more]
This year I didn’t go to IFA. No press trip, no pre-briefings under embargo with the opportunity to write everything up days before. So, like most people, I’ve been looking on as an ordinary consumer. But of course, I still have my contacts within the industry, and taking more of a… [Click for more]
Here are some more photos taken on a bright and sunny day, and again showing that the camera on the HTC One (M8) can be pretty good most of the time.
The first test of the camera on the HTC One (M8).
How to turn your Sony Xperia Z1 into the new Xperia Z1 Compact in no time – and without all the fuss of changing a phone the usual way.
As long as I’ve got my 4G enabled SIM, I’ll continue to do testing as I move around London day and night.
As Three begins the process of activating users for its 4G network, I headed into London to do some speed tests and put Three’s 4G service up against EE and O2, as well as pitting 4G versus 3G.
Three didn’t do the best job of launching its 4G network this December. In fact, bar a few thousand users, nobody will even get a chance until the new year. But, I managed to spend some time to find out what’s happening and why it should be worth waiting a few more weeks.