Archive for Ian Morris

  • Huawei Ascend P6
    4 out of 5

    Huawei Ascend P6

    By 9 September 2013

    When it comes to consumer-focused phones, things take one of two directions: dull and functional, or pretty and powerful. The Huawei P6 falls into the latter category. It's a phone that takes design cues from the iPhone, with a metal bezel around the...

  • Vacion CineTrack Pro camera slider
    4 out of 5

    Vacion CineTrack Pro camera slider

    By 6 September 2013

    Look around online and watch some video, it won't take long for you to notice that production values don't rely on hand-held gear. And that's where the Vacion CineTrack Pro comes in: it's a camera "slider" for smaller scale gear - such as phone cameras,...

  • Pocket-lint explains NFC

    Pocket-lint explains NFC

    By 5 September 2013

    To many, NFC is something they may have heard of, but perhaps not something they really understand, or feel like they need. In this video, we try to explain what it is, how it can work and the benefits it might offer as well as the downsides.  For more...

  • LG G2 in-depth hands-on video

    LG G2 in-depth hands-on video

    By 4 September 2013

    LG has, for some time, been making rather nice phones that have been largely ignored by everyone. We loved the Optimus 2X and thought it was one of the smarter additions to the Android phone world that we'd seen. It was only with the Nexus 4 that the...

  • LG G2 hands-on

    LG G2 hands-on

    By 4 September 2013

    We get our hands-on the new LG G2.  You can also see our hands-on photos from the phone's launch in New York, or look at our "unboxing" video. We'll have a full review live very soon. 

  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
    4 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

    By 4 September 2013

    The reaction when you show the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 to someone is usually comical. It is, in anyone's book, a massive phone. All 6.3-inches of that screen. Some people don't even know it's a phone until you point out that it has an earpiece and show...

  • LG G2 unboxing

    LG G2 unboxing

    By 3 September 2013

    We don't do unboxing videos because they're pointless, but for the LG G2 we thought we'd take a stab at it. We'll have a proper hands-on with the phone later, but for now, here is our take on removing something from a box. 

  • Samsung Galaxy Mega video review

    Samsung Galaxy Mega video review

    By 28 August 2013

    We check out the Samsung Galaxy Mega in all its mammoth glory. Is it good enough to be your next phone. Ian Morris finds out. 

  • Xbox One hands-on video: Meet the new controller

    Xbox One hands-on video: Meet the new controller

    By 22 August 2013

    You could argue until the sun goes down and the cows come home about which console controller is the best. What is hard to argue with, is that the Xbox 360's controller is an extremely capable device. It suits larger hands well, it's comfortable and feels...

  • Xbox One hands-on video: We examine the hardware

    Xbox One hands-on video: We examine the hardware

    By 21 August 2013

    There aren't any fully-working Xbox One consoles for review just yet, we're a while off that, but Microsoft did let us get some time with a "non-working" sample. Although, we have a feeling that this console would have worked if we'd had a power adaptor...

  • Welcome to Pocket-lint video: Reviews, features, tips and more

    Welcome to Pocket-lint video: Reviews, features, tips and more

    By 21 August 2013

    You might not have seen much video on Pocket-lint recently, but that's about to change. There's no point in just doing what everyone else does, however, so we wanted to launch with something that's a bit different. The first thing you'll start to see...

  • Archos 50 Platinum review
    4 out of 5

    Archos 50 Platinum review

    By 12 August 2013

    The Archos 50 Platinum is really a phone for those who need or want access to dual-SIM card functionality - a rare thing in the UK. Usually this would be business users, or those who travel a lot. Now that doesn't sound typical of Archos, the company...

  • A week in reviews: July 22 - July 26

    A week in reviews: July 22 - July 26

    By 27 July 2013

    What a week, we've had some pretty impressive developments in the world of phones. We've spent some time with the Nokia 1020, and seen what its camera is capable of, and we've reviewed another camera cum phone, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, a product we...

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
    4.5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review

    By 26 July 2013

    There's a division in the world of smartphones. There are phones that are normal-sized and phones that are super-sized. You will like one type or the other, more than likely, and we naturally seem to fall into the latter, rather liking the bigger phones...

  • Sony SRS-BTX500 bluetooth speaker review
    5 out of 5

    Sony SRS-BTX500 bluetooth speaker review

    By 24 July 2013

    Bluetooth speakers are the new headphones. We don't mean literally, and please don't start taking them on the bus with you, but they are an area where lots of companies see lots of chances to make money. And like headphones, these aren't £50 accessories...

  • A week in reviews: July 15 - July 19

    A week in reviews: July 15 - July 19

    By 20 July 2013

    It's been the hottest week of the year in the UK, so what have we been reviewing? Coffee machines, that's what. But, with Britain, you can always be sure that for every night of clammy sleep there will be another 10 where you're in dire need of being...

  • App of the day: Flight Finder review (iPhone)

    App of the day: Flight Finder review (iPhone)

    By 19 July 2013

    Until someone invents teleportation, or Elon Musk works out how to build those fancy pneumatic tubes he's decided will be the future of global travel, we're stuck using planes. Although it's not really aircraft that are the problem, it's airports. These...

  • Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S review
    4.5 out of 5

    Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S review

    By 17 July 2013

    We're starting to get used to touchscreen laptops. At first, the idea was a bit foreign to us, and didn't feel like something we'd use, but now there are dozens of touchscreen Windows-based laptops available, we are actually finding them quite useful....

  • Waterproof your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S

    Waterproof your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S

    By 16 July 2013

    Accidents are inevitable, and when an accident befalls a mobile phone, there's a good chance it will involve water. For the most part, modern phones handle a bit of damp quite well; there's never much trauma if you're out in the rain for a bit. But when...

  • A week in reviews: July 8 - July 13

    A week in reviews: July 8 - July 13

    By 13 July 2013

    From drones to tea with the vicar, the one thing you can't call us is predictable. Another exciting week in reviews saw us look at Huawei's likeable P2, a phone which replaces the P1, a handset we also liked. It's not the sort of phone that will generate...

  • Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition review
    5 out of 5

    Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition review

    By 13 July 2013

    Sometimes technology scares even us. And that's like an arachnologist being afraid of a particularly big spider. But even so, there are some things about technology that are creepy. Take for example that walking military cow thing the Americans have developed....

  • App of the day: Tiny Thief review (Android)

    App of the day: Tiny Thief review (Android)

    By 12 July 2013

    If you were one of those Daily Mail sorts, you'd have a fit about the current "morality" of both gaming and TV. On TV, for example, you've got serial killers as heroes, motorcycle outlaws as role models and drug dealers as father figures. Now, in its...

  • Corsair K70 gaming keyboard review
    5 out of 5

    Corsair K70 gaming keyboard review

    By 11 July 2013

    We'll just come out and say it: keyboards have been getting worse over the years, not better. Compared to processors, graphics cards and memory, the all-important keyboard has suffered at the relentless march of price drops and a lack of willingness to...

  • Huawei Ascend P2
    4 out of 5

    Huawei Ascend P2

    By 9 July 2013

    The Huawei P1 was a phone we very much liked. It took Huawei away from its fairly safe designs and into uncharted territory. A bold step for a company quite new to selling phones to consumers, and one that worked well The P2, is, as you would expect,...

  • Thuraya SatSleeve satellite phone adaptor for iPhone
    4 out of 5

    Thuraya SatSleeve satellite phone adaptor for iPhone

    By 2 July 2013

    When you're watching a movie and you see someone making a call from a far-flung location with a bulky-looking phone with a massive chunky pull-out antenna on the top, that's a satellite phone. They're interesting devices that communicate via orbiting...