Following last year’s IFA unveiling of the AI-enabled Kirin 970 chipset, Huawei has once again used the German consumer electronics exhibition to launch Kirin 980, which will soon find its way into a range of Huawei and Honor-branded devices. Only yesterday Honor stole the thunder from Huawei’s Kirin 980 announcement… [Click for more]
For a good few years now, I’ve spent much of my time writing about more affordable phones that offer exceptional value for money and without many compromises. But there’s always a recognition that if you’re happy to shell out top dollar, you’ll likely get the absolute best of the best. At least you’d expect so…. [Click for more]
I’ve written lots about mobile networks over the years, especially 4G, but my knowledge of the inner workings can’t hold a candle to some. So that’s why I thought it worth asking an expert. Peter Clarke is a resident poster on the Digital Spy mobile forums, giving highly technical and extremely precise… [Click for more]
Life is never dull with Three. One minute they’re upsetting hundreds of thousands of users with letters warning of huge impending price increases, the next they’re rolling out a game changing update to the Three inTouch app that will make a massive difference to most 4G handsets. The big news last year… [Click for more]
Vodafone today announced the Tab speed 6, a 4G-enabled 8-inch tablet that will retail on prepay for just £125, or from £16 per month on contract (with 3GB of data included). The specs provided by Vodafone are pretty sparse (see below), and the selection of images even more limited (see… [Click for more]
After a release of the 4G version of Motorola’s second generation Moto G in some markets late last year, the company has today announced its UK release. £159 gets you the Moto G 4G (2nd Gen) and it’s on sale now via the Motorola website, and from next week (week commencing… [Click for more]
At Mobile World Congress this week, Honor launched its latest smartphone to the world. The Honor 6 Plus will also be the first phone to be sold in the UK through a mobile operator, Three. I was at a small London preview event for those not in Barcelona, where we were presented… [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]
Besides the awesome Moto G family, Motorola last year introduced an even cheaper entry-level model, the Moto E. And today comes the even faster and more impressive successor.
EE’s announcement of 7.7 million 4G customers is impressive, but even more impressive is the news that 4G data grew massively in 2014 compared to the year before.
It seems that Three is in great need of updating its 4G coverage map, as more and more places are activated without notice.
It’s finally happening! Ordinary customers (as against staff, beta testers, engineers, journalists and bloggers) on Three are finding themselves able to use its new 4G network, subject to having a compatible handset and being in an area of coverage.
Tesco today announced it will no longer charge £2.50 extra per month to allow its customers to use 4G on its pay-monthly tariffs.
As long as I’ve got my 4G enabled SIM, I’ll continue to do testing as I move around London day and night.
Three has confirmed all of its subscribers will gain access to 4G by mid-February, as well as allowing a select group of bloggers a chance to do some speed tests.
Three didn’t do the best job of launching its 4G network this December. In fact, bar a few thousand users, nobody will even get a chance until the new year. But, I managed to spend some time to find out what’s happening and why it should be worth waiting a few more weeks.