Category: First Impressions

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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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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Opinion: As the Pixel goes on sale, how is it being received and what about the future of Android?

Yesterday, on Pixel launch day, I went along to a local store to see the phones for myself, and how they were being received by the general public.  I visited an out of London EE store yet to put the phone out on display, but by mid-afternoon it had already sold… [Click for more]

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Wileyfox Spark: Three new phones to ‘spark’ new life into the brand

Today, Wileyfox launched three new phones that will succeed the 2015 Swift and Storm models. All three new phones are called the Spark, which ‘sparked’ some confusion at the launch event. Two 5-inch models are called the Spark and Spark+, starting at £90, plus a 5.5-inch ‘flagship’ called the Spark X that costs £130. I use… [Click for more]

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