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]
I’ve been thinking about this for some time, and this year is perhaps the year where it’s time for me to ask the question – where will the mobile industry go from here? This isn’t just for me to give my opinion, as I’m looking for your opinions on this and… [Click for more]
At the start of the week I took delivery of the Honor 7, a £249.99 phone that can be picked up for as little as £210 if you can secure one of the £40 discount vouchers on the Honor vMall.eu store. (Tip: The next promotion starts September 21st, so if… [Click for more]
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]
One of the killer features of the recently announced Huawei Mate S is its Force Touch screen, allowing pressure to be applied to do everything from acting as a set of kitchen scales to interacting with apps, like the gallery, for adjustable levels of zoom. Beyond that, it seems Huawei hasn’t… [Click for more]
On my trip to IFA as a guest of Huawei, I’ve been seeing rather a lot of their smartwatch. It’s not a brand new watch – it was announced early in 2015 – but at its recent press event, it has announced the release of the watch outside of a few select… [Click for more]
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).