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HTC U12+ vs HTC U11+: What's the difference?

HTC U12+ vs HTC U11+: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

HTC has announced its flagship phone for 2018, the HTC U12+. You'll notice that "+" in the name which indicates that this is a step on from the HTC U11+, rather than the HTC U11. But, as the HTC U11+ is close to the U11 in specification, if you've got... Read more

HTC U12+ vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference?

HTC U12+ vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

HTC has announced its new flagship phone, the HTC U12+. HTC is keen to stress that this is its flagship offering for the year, that this is the phone to rival all others.The biggest surprise smartphone of 2018 has been the Huawei P20 Pro. This phone sees... Read more

HTC U12+ vs Samsung Galaxy S9+: What's the difference?

HTC U12+ vs Samsung Galaxy S9+: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

HTC was clear when launching the U12+ that its naming was designed to square up to other flagship rivals. And let's be blunt - there's one big plus size phone out there to take down and it's the Samsung Galaxy S9+.Samsung launched earlier in the year... Read more

The best smart plugs 2018: Google, Alexa and Apple HomeKit control

The best smart plugs 2018: Google, Alexa and Apple HomeKit control

By Britta O'Boyle

If you have ever walked out of your house and wondered a few minutes up the road whether you had turned the iron or straighteners off, smart plugs are what you need in your life.For some electronics it doesn't matter if you leave them on all day, except... Read more

The best Amazon UK Prime Day deals 2018 : Cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo deals and more

The best Amazon UK Prime Day deals 2018 : Cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo deals and more

By Dan Grabham

We're expecting the date for Amazon Prime Day to be announced soon, but we predict that Amazon Prime Day will be Tuesday 10 July 2018.Like Black Friday, it's a chance to pick up some amazing bargains. On Prime Day though, it's all about Amazon. It ends... Read more

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond

By Rik Henderson

You might have an Xbox One S, 4K-ready Xbox One X or even an original Xbox One, but no matter which version there are come amazing games coming out throughout 2018 and beyond.That's why we've rounded up the Xbox One games we're looking forward to the... Read more

The best Huawei P20 deals and P20 Pro deals for May 2018

The best Huawei P20 deals and P20 Pro deals for May 2018

By Dan Grabham

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are now available to buy SIM free and on a variety of contract plans.Priced to undercut the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S9 - and packing in some impressive specs - the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are strong competitors. Huawei... Read more

The best Bluetooth headphones 2018: Top on-ear or over-ear wireless headphones

The best Bluetooth headphones 2018: Top on-ear or over-ear wireless headphones

By Mike Lowe

With more phones ditching the 3.5mm headphone socket, there's never been a better time to cut the cord than now.Sure, you can use Lightning headphones if you're an Apple user, but embracing Bluetooth means convenience and pretty much universal compatibility... Read more

The best budget phone 2018: top cheap phones for under £200

The best budget phone 2018: top cheap phones for under £200

By Britta O'Boyle

Just because you want a cheap smartphone doesn't mean you have to compromise on features.There are plenty of bargain budget phones under £200 - often so good that it seems bizarre that a flagship phone costs at least three times as much.  Compare... Read more

The best coffee machines 2018: our pick of the best bean-to-cup, jug, ground and capsule machines

The best coffee machines 2018: our pick of the best bean-to-cup, jug, ground and capsule machines

By Dan Grabham

Coffee is a tricky thing to get right. There are so many different preferences, with all sorts of factors contributing to a good cup of coffee.Pocket-lint is here to help though. To give you a hand getting the best cup in your own kitchen, we have rounded... Read more

Best USB-C headphones: Best 'phones for Android devices

Best USB-C headphones: Best 'phones for Android devices

By Max Langridge

Following Apple's decision to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone, some Android phone manufacturers have followed suit and opted for USB-C audio instead. The USB Implementers Forum was recently founded, and published an Audio Device 3.0 specification that... Read more

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond

By Rik Henderson

There are some cracking games coming up this year for PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro. And that's why we've decided to round up the best you can expect to see in the coming months, even stretching into early next year,We've included release dates and trailers... Read more

Best Google Assistant headphones: Smart sounds from Bose, Sony, and more

Best Google Assistant headphones: Smart sounds from Bose, Sony, and more

By Elyse Betters

Google and its partners have announced that support for Google Assistant is coming to many wireless headphones.Before now, the only stand-out headphones optimised for Google Assistant were the Bose QuietComfort 35 II and Google's own Pixel Buds. Now,... Read more

OnePlus 6 vs Huawei P20/P20 Pro: What's the difference?

OnePlus 6 vs Huawei P20/P20 Pro: What's the difference?

By Cam Bunton

OnePlus and Huawei are arguably the two most recognisable smartphone brands to come out of China and make a success in Western markets over the last few years.Huawei launched its flagship phones for 2018 in the P20 and P20 Pro in April, while OnePlus... Read more

OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: What's the difference?

OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus announced the OnePlus 6 at an event in London on 16 May. Several details surrounding the next "flagship killer" were revealed by the company in the run up to the event but now all has been confirmed.The question is, how does the OnePlus 6 compare... Read more

Honor 10 vs OnePlus 6: What's the difference?

Honor 10 vs OnePlus 6: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Honor launched its latest smartphone, the Honor 10, at a global event on 15 May. The device has a beautiful finish and some impressive specs, but it also faces some stiff competition, especially following the announcement of the OnePlus 6 just 24 hours... Read more

OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the difference?

OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

OnePlus launched a new phone at an event in London on 16 May. The OnePlus 6 is the latest of the devices that were originally marketed as a "flagship killer", bringing a glass back and plenty of great specs with it.It has some serious competition this... Read more

Honor smartphones compared: Honor 10 vs Honor 9 vs Honor 7 vs Honor 6

Honor smartphones compared: Honor 10 vs Honor 9 vs Honor 7 vs Honor 6

By Chris Hall

Honor is only a few years old - launched as a sub-brand of Chinese manufacturer Huawei in 2014 - but is quickly becoming a brand to be reckoned with. Good value for money, good build quality and some of the latest hardware combines in these handsets.There... Read more

Honor 10 vs Honor 9: What's the difference?

Honor 10 vs Honor 9: What's the difference?

By Dan Grabham

Looking for a relatively affordable mid-level phone? There are few better than Honor's new flagship. For £399 this phone delivers plenty of bang for your buck - it's super value for that money as you'll see. This latest Honor phone takes a lot of cues... Read more

Black Friday UK 2018: How to get the best best Black Friday deals in the UK

Black Friday UK 2018: How to get the best best Black Friday deals in the UK

By Rik Henderson

Black Friday has become a worldwide phenomenon. Coupled with Cyber Monday, Black Friday offers incredible deals from multiple retailers online and in-store. The main action happens on just one day, but there are plenty of bargains to be had on the build-up... Read more

Huawei P20 Pro vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

Huawei P20 Pro vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei's P20 Pro is the latest flagship from the Chinese manufacturer, presenting just how far the company has come in the last few years. We've already compared it to the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and the regular P20, but here we are looking at how it compares... Read more

Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9+: What's the difference?

Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9+: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

There was a time when you wouldn't compare Huawei and Samsung phones. The fact that you now should is very much a testament to how far Huawei has come with its devices. The Huawei P20 Pro is looking to challenge all smartphone rivals.We've also reviewed... Read more

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

When Apple Music launched it was with a massive marketing campaign and several celebrities touting how amazing it is, especially when compared to Spotify, another music-streaming service that was getting flak for not paying artists enough.Now that time... Read more

Best VPN Services 2018 - Top 10 VPNs to keep your browsing secure

Best VPN Services 2018 - Top 10 VPNs to keep your browsing secure

By Roland Moore-Colyer

Here we round up the best VPN providers available including NordVPN, ExpressVPN and Private Interet Access. The World Cup is upcoming this summer with millions set to watch games worldwide. Recent news about Facebook collecting your data has sparked... Read more

Motorola Moto C vs Moto E5 vs Moto G6 vs Moto X4 vs Moto Z2: Which Moto is right for you?

Motorola Moto C vs Moto E5 vs Moto G6 vs Moto X4 vs Moto Z2: Which Moto is right for you?

By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has started updates to its phones for 2018, announcing new Moto E and Moto G devices, meaning there's a huge range of Moto handsets available.There are two Moto Cs, two/three Moto Es, three Moto Gs, the Moto X and two Moto Zs at the moment and... Read more

May the 4th be with you: Best gadgets and toys to celebrate Star Wars day

May the 4th be with you: Best gadgets and toys to celebrate Star Wars day

By Elyse Betters

Happy holiday, Star Wars fans!May the 4th is here again - a day in which fans of the space opera celebrate the franchise's film series, books, and culture. This is a global holiday, so chances are you will hear someone say "May the Force/fourth be with... Read more

Amazon Echo vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Echo lineup is insane at this point, spanning smart speakers, video devices and new Alexa Gadgets.The Echo family of products has grown rapidly over the last couple of years, with a flurry of new devices announced last September to add to the... Read more

Hot EE Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ deals from £53/m

Hot EE Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ deals from £53/m

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 + were announced at MWC and is now available to purchase SIM free, upgrade your existing contract, or get a new contract. READ: Five reasons to buy the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ on EE The new phones feature a similar design... Read more

The best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals for May 2018

The best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals for May 2018

By Hassan Mohammed

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ might have been surpassed by the S9 and S9+ but both are still amazing phones that deliver stacks of features.At the time of release, we said "the Samsung Galaxy S8 is a masterpiece; one with a few brush-strokes out of place, but... Read more

The best Galaxy S9+ deals for May 2018

The best Galaxy S9+ deals for May 2018

By Hassan Mohammed

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is now available to buy and there are some great deals to be had if you are happy to shop around.We've scoured the internet for all the best Samsung Galaxy S9+ prices and deals that are available right now. If you're looking for... Read more

Motorola Moto G6 vs Moto G6 Plus vs Moto G6 Play: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto G6 vs Moto G6 Plus vs Moto G6 Play: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

The Motorola G a longstanding history as the affordable phone to beat. Well, that used to be the case. However, with the advancement of Chinese competition, Motorola in 2018 is taking a different tack by delivering no less than three Moto G6 phones: the... Read more

LG G7 ThinQ vs LG V30 vs LG G6: What's the difference?

LG G7 ThinQ vs LG V30 vs LG G6: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

LG has announced the G7 ThinQ, a new flagship for 2018, that will compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S9, Google's Pixel devices and Huawei's P20 handsets.The G7 ThinQ succeeds the LG G6 that launched in February 2017 with its 18:9 ratio display,... Read more

LG G7 ThinQ vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference?

LG G7 ThinQ vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG has announced its 2018 flagship smartphone in the form of the LG G7 ThinQ. The new device succeeds the LG G6 and takes cues from the more recent LG V30 but how does it compare to its competition?We have put it up against the Samsung S9+ and the Google... Read more

LG G7 ThinQ vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

LG G7 ThinQ vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG has announced the G7 ThinQ, its 2018 flagship smartphone that succeeds the LG G6 and takes from the LG V30S ThinQ that arrived more recently.The new device has some stiff competition in the smartphone market though, with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy... Read more

LG G7 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the difference?

LG G7 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG has announced the launch of its latest smartphone, the LG G7 ThinQ, following in the footsteps of the LG V30S ThinQ that launched in the latter half of 2017 and succeeding the LG G6 that launched in 2017.The new flagship from the South Korean company... Read more

The best VR headsets to buy 2018

The best VR headsets to buy 2018

By Chris Hall

The age of virtual reality is upon us with a torrent of devices and content appearing over the last couple of years. The idea of VR isn't new of course. It's been circulating in the tech space for a number of years, but recently, the technology has broken... Read more

The best drones 2018: Top rated quadcopters to buy, whatever your budget

The best drones 2018: Top rated quadcopters to buy, whatever your budget

By Cam Bunton

From military drones bombing targets to amateur camera drones pestering celebrities, crashing into National Parks, or shipping drugs into prisons – drones are everywhere. But they're not all bad. Companies like Amazon and Dominos are already testing... Read more

Oculus Go vs Samsung Gear VR vs Oculus Rift: What's the difference?

Oculus Go vs Samsung Gear VR vs Oculus Rift: What's the difference?

By Adrian Willings

There are now a few different choices for those looking to get into virtual reality with a number of different VR headsets available at varying prices. At one end of the spectrum that are headsets that use compatible mobile devices for their VR content... Read more

The best Galaxy S9 deals for May 2018

The best Galaxy S9 deals for May 2018

By Hassan Mohammed

Welcome to our roundup of all the latest Galaxy S9 deals and order info. The Galaxy S9 release has now been released and networks have been offering some excellent deals. Looking for the best Galaxy S9+ deals instead? Samsung Galaxy S9 review: A refined... Read more

The best indoor wireless security cameras 2018: See inside your home anytime

The best indoor wireless security cameras 2018: See inside your home anytime

By Britta O'Boyle

A smart home consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smart home cool team - the camera.Smart home cameras will not... Read more

The best wireless chargers 2018 for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and more

The best wireless chargers 2018 for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and more

By Cam Bunton

If you've got a phone with Qi-compatible wireless charging, then we've collected all the best wireless chargers together for you. Like most other wireless charging phones, the Galaxy S9 and latest iPhone models use the standard Qi charging technology. ... Read more

The best portable power banks 2018: Top power packs to take with you

The best portable power banks 2018: Top power packs to take with you

By Britta O'Boyle

Battery packs should be superflous but, as advanced as smartphones have become in recent years, battery life is still something they haven't quite nailed.Some will last most of the day, others might get you through most of the evening too, but that's... Read more

How to get Dolby Atmos: The essential soundbars, speakers and AVRs to buy

How to get Dolby Atmos: The essential soundbars, speakers and AVRs to buy

By Max Langridge

Dolby Atmos is shaking up the home entertainment world, creating a more enveloping sound stage than traditional 5.1- and 7.1-channel surround-sound systems by adding height channels.The extra height allow Atmos to be more accurate with sound placement,... Read more

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond

By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch has been a rip-roaring success since it was launched in March 2017. Nintendo sold more Switch consoles in one year than the Wii U managed in its lifetime.Part of the success comes down to the steady flow of excellent games, not just... Read more

Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases: Protect your Apple device

Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases: Protect your Apple device

By Britta O'Boyle

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may have been replaced by the iPhone 8 duo, but they continue to sell and as ever, still need protecting.  Apple iPhone 7 review Apple iPhone 7 Plus review Luckily, there are plenty of cases out there to protect your new... Read more

7 best running headphones 2018: Top fitness headphones for running or the gym

7 best running headphones 2018: Top fitness headphones for running or the gym

By Cam Bunton

When looking for the best running headphones or for the gym, priorities are slightly different to when you're searching out the best headphones for casual listening.Headphones for exercise need to be comfortable and secure fitting as well as being sweat... Read more

The best fitness trackers 2018: Top activity bands to buy today

The best fitness trackers 2018: Top activity bands to buy today

By Britta O'Boyle

It can be difficult to know where to start when looking for the best fitness tracker for you. There's such a breadth of choice. But that's where we come in.We've rounded up the top activity trackers available to buy today that we've reviewed here at Pocket-lint.... Read more

The best GPS running watch 2018: The top sports watches to buy today

The best GPS running watch 2018: The top sports watches to buy today

By Chris Hall

While the world is now discovering the benefit of a smartwatch, this is home turf for runners. Familiar names persist: Garmin and Polar offer some of the best sports watches, adding the connectivity to give you more from your smartphone, more analysis... Read more

The best GoPro 2018: Which GoPro should you buy today?

The best GoPro 2018: Which GoPro should you buy today?

By Cam Bunton

When it comes to the best action camera, GoPro is pretty much the only company to in this day and age. It's still the best all-round experience for both professional video makers and the average consumer. GoPro offers an array of accessories, from small... Read more

The best BBQ tech for summer 2018

The best BBQ tech for summer 2018

By Dan Grabham

Summer is finally upon us (well, nearly) and with it comes the primal desire to make fire and cook meat. But the barbeque itself doesn't have to be such an old traditional grill, there's plenty of new tech to make cooking outdoors even better.The art... Read more