Category: News

The Honor 9 rolls into Europe and brings along new accessories for the ride

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, where I… [Click for more]

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Vodafone launches the Smart V8, the spiritual successor to the Smart Ultra 6

As part of Vodafone’s 2017 collection of own-brand smartphones and tablets, the network has today announced the Smart V8 as its new flagship. At a recent event I got one to take away for review, and here are my first impressions. Unlike last year’s high-end Platinum 7, which came at a… [Click for more]

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OnePlus 5 is official and you can get one early if you’re quick (but will you want one?)

The widely leaked OnePlus 5 finally become official yesterday, and the high-end handset can be yours a week ahead of time if you’re fast. Fortunately the days of being invited to order a phone from OnePlus are long over, and last year O2 became the official UK carrier selling OnePlus… [Click for more]

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EE shows off 400+ megabit 4G with first Gigabit LTE phone. Vodafone: it’s on.

The battle between Vodafone and EE is hotting up, with each network rapidly working to enhance their respective networks to offer faster speeds and greater capacity. At this point in time, Three and O2, each with very limited capacity and a desperate need to refarm 3G spectrum to stand any chance… [Click for more]

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Opinion: My thoughts on the Samsung S8 and S8+ plus accessories

If you’re wondering why there were no Tweets from me today about the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launches, it’s because Samsung didn’t invite me to its latest (and arguably most significant) Unpacked event. But I couldn’t sit by without writing something about these devices, given the fact these… [Click for more]

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Huawei adds to P10 family with the P10 lite (plus pre-ordering opens for P10/P10 Plus)

Even before the P10 and P10 Plus officially hit the streets, Huawei has announced a third model in the range: No, not the P9 Lite (2017) or something silly, but the P10 lite. Losing the dual-cameras, the £299 P10 lite makes do instead with a 12-megapixel camera sensor sporting 1.25… [Click for more]

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Honor 6X brings dual-cameras to new audience (and it’s coming to Three UK)

Honor fans need to sober up quick after the Christmas holidays because there’s a new phone hitting the streets- in the form of the Honor 6X. Announced today at CES in Las Vegas, the Honor 6X brings the dual-camera idea to a more affordable phone. Also, this time Huawei is returning to… [Click for more]

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BLU Vivo 6 Hands-On: A powerful mid-ranger that’s a perfect buy for Black Friday

I have to confess that while seeing BLU mobiles on sale online before, I’ve never actually had the chance to hold one, let alone test one. That is until today. This is when American based BLU has launched the Vivo 6 officially in the UK, one day after celebrating Thanksgiving at home. By… [Click for more]

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EXCLUSIVE: Rejoice as EE gives customers an early Christmas present. 800MHz 4G goes live November 23 2016

With Christmas looming, it seemed somewhat unlikely that we’d see EE switch on its long awaited 800MHz 4G service until next year now. Or at least that’s what I’ve been telling people for a while.  So colour me surprised when I discovered that 800 will be activated this year after all…. [Click for more]

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OnePlus 3T to hit O2 stores exclusively again on November 28th

Last month, OnePlus made the big league by getting the OnePlus 3 sold on the high-street. Today, O2 has announced it will be exclusively stocking the upgraded OnePlus 3T. The phone, which looks essentially identical, has a few key upgrades that include; 3,400mAh battery (a 13% increase). New 128GB storage option…. [Click for more]

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Huawei continues Leica partnership with launch of Mate 9 series, and a fitness watch

Huawei today unveiled the new Mate 9 range, which continues the journey that Huawei and Leica started on earlier this year with the Huawei P9. The Mate 9 comes in two guises, the ‘normal’ model (available in six colours) with a 5.9-inch Full HD display, and a Porsche Design version… [Click for more]

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