Category: Feature

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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Sony Xperia Z5 range lacks optical image stabilisation, but seems to do fine without

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]

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Head to Head: Wileyfox Swift and the Moto G – do they compare?

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]

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Mobile Network Speed Testing in London (3G and 4G Comparison, with surprising results)

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]

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Honor 6 Plus Camera Image Samples

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]

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My top picks of the best smartphones, tablets and wearables from IFA 2014 (day one)

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]

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