Category: First Impressions

Motorola Razr Hands-On: You know it’s expensive. You still want one. [Updated for pricing]

Yesterday I got a chance to have a play with the Motorola Razr built for a new generation, featuring an exceptional folding display. With pricing rumoured to be upwards of £70 £99 per month on a 24-month contract when it goes on sale exclusively with EE in the new year,… [Click for more]

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Hands-on with the Cosmo Communicator; virtually ready to ship to original backers

At the start of this year, Planet Computers (the company behind the Gemini PDA) showed off a prototype of its second-generation portable computing device that uses the classic Psion keyboard design, connected to modern-day hardware. The Gemini is still available to buy, but the Cosmo Communicator takes things to the… [Click for more]

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Huawei P30 Pro Hands-On: Huawei’s claim of rewriting the rules of photography is an understatement

Huawei has today launched the P30 Pro, a handset that the company claims will rewrite the rules of photography. Is this merely the standard hype for a phone launch we’ve become accustomed to, or actually something that genuinely changes the game? I’m inclined to go with the latter, as Huawei… [Click for more]

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Xiaomi’s no-nonsense, no-notch, no-hole, Mi Mix 3 is coming to the UK in the new year

Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3, with its totally full-screen sliding display, is coming to the UK in the new year. By utilising a slide-up design to reveal the selfie camera(s), the phone can offer a 93.4% screen-to-body ratio, without any notches or cut-out holes. The phone isn’t itself a new release,… [Click for more]

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Did I forget to mention the other stuff Huawei announced yesterday? Here’s a catch-up of the other Mate 20 phones and wearables

I have no qualms about saying the main product of interest to me, and likely you, at Huawei’s Mate 20 Series launch event yesterday was the announcement of the Mate 20 Pro. But after announcing that and the Mate 20 (not destined for a UK release), Huawei sprung another few… [Click for more]

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Nokia aims to shake up the midrange market with the high-performing Nokia 7.1

As flagship phones get increasingly expensive, there’s an ever-growing market in the mid-range for affordable, but still well-performing, smartphones. Today Nokia launched the Nokia 7.1, a sub-£300 (£299) Android phone that offers an affordable phone with a large 5.84-inch HDR display, an enhanced dual-camera set up with Zeiss optics, a… [Click for more]

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Honor Play: An affordable gaming phone that’s also a great smartphone for anyone

Honor has been building phones for almost everyone, but did it have one especially for gamers? Well, it does now! The Honor Play is Honor’s latest offering that aims to offer avid mobile gamers the best mobile experience, and I’ve had one for just over a week to try out…. [Click for more]

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Galaxy Note 9, Tab S4 and Watch: Hands-on with the latest additions to Samsung’s family

Yesterday at a lavish event in New York, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Note 9, along with the Galaxy Watch and a new Bixby-powered Galaxy Home speaker. Earlier it had launched the Tab S4 at a separate event. I wasn’t at either launch event, but I was invited to go… [Click for more]

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