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Vertu signs deal with TCL to produce line of super advanced, super expensive smartphones

Vertu signs deal with TCL to produce line of super advanced, super expensive smartphones

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Vertu, the Paris-based, British phone manufacturer that specialises in super luxury, premium handsets, has signed a $40 million deal with TCL Communication, the company responsible for making BlackBerry devices. Vertu Constellation is a luxury handmade... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumoured for August launch in New York

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumoured for August launch in New York

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Both South Korean news outlet Naver (via Sammobile), and an unnamed source speaking to Reuters, have said that Samsung will unveil its next phablet, the Galaxy Note 8, on 26 August at an event in New York. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What's the story so far?... >>

LG unveils G6+ with B&O Play headphones, rolls out software updates for G6

LG unveils G6+ with B&O Play headphones, rolls out software updates for G6

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Four months after the G6 was first unveiled, LG has now introduced a G6+ model, with more onboard storage, B&O Play headphones and new colour options. Unlike some other phone manufacturers that increase the screen size when they introduce a Plus model,... >>

Help! The sun is shining! Why can't I see my smartphone screen?

Help! The sun is shining! Why can't I see my smartphone screen?

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The sun is shining, the sunglasses are out. You go to tweet that perfect sunny picture and … wait … you can't see a thing on your smartphone display!It's not necessarily the phone that's a fault, but it could be how it behaves with your expensive... >>

LG G7: What's the story so far?

LG G7: What's the story so far?

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LG was one of the first to release a flagship smartphone in 2017 with the G6. It's a great phone with plenty going for it including a brilliant camera, excellent display and all-screen design.Nothing ever stands still in the tech world though, especially... >>

LG V30 could get August launch, LG G7 to move to earlier January 2018 launch

LG V30 could get August launch, LG G7 to move to earlier January 2018 launch

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News coming out of Korea suggests that LG is preparing to turn up the heat on its rival by launching its next generation devices earlier in the year than the phones they replace.Reporting the information, Aju News suggests that the LG V30 - expected... >>

Best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network for EU and abroad?

Best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network for EU and abroad?

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Roaming data charges have been scrapped by the European Commission in its 28 member countries entirely from 15 June 2017.You will now be able to use your bundled texts, minutes and mobile data anywhere in the European Union without it costing you any... >>

New iPhones will feature wireless charging, Apple supplier confirms

New iPhones will feature wireless charging, Apple supplier confirms

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Two major features coming to Apple's next iPhones have been revealed by Apple's own manufacturer in India.Wistron, which Apple recently began working with in an effort to keep prices down, confirmed that Apple's next-generation iPhone models will be waterproof... >>

Samsung's new Galaxy J-series phones coming to the UK soon

Samsung's new Galaxy J-series phones coming to the UK soon

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Samsung has announced plans to bring a brand new series of Galaxy J phones to the market this summer. The Galaxy J5 and J3 for 2017 both feature metal bodies and competitive specifications for an affordable price. The new Galaxy J5 is more compact than... >>

Apple 3D Touch tips and tricks: Get the most out of the your iPhone

Apple 3D Touch tips and tricks: Get the most out of the your iPhone

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Apple's pressure sensitive display technology, called 3D Touch adds a vast array of options to the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus.Thanks to the technology, the displays on board the newer iPhones don't just recognise gestures like tap,... >>

What is Apple's 3D Touch and how does it work?

What is Apple's 3D Touch and how does it work?

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Apple's latest iPhones, from the iPhone 6S onwards excluding the iPhone SE, feature a new type of screen. They not only have different glass to older models, but they offer new interactive levels too thanks to a technology called 3D Touch.The iPhone... >>

Did Google hire Apple's chip designer to make chips for Pixel 2?

Did Google hire Apple's chip designer to make chips for Pixel 2?

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Future Pixel phones might feature custom, Google-designed chips.According to Variety, Google has hired Manu Gulati, an Apple micro-architect. He worked at Apple on chip development for about eight years, but his LinkedIn profile shows he just joined... >>

Google may only release two Pixel phones, one possibly made by LG

Google may only release two Pixel phones, one possibly made by LG

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Reports have recently surfaced to suggest that Google will in fact only release two Pixel devices later this year and not three, as was previously thought. The manufacturer of said two Pixel devices is also up for question, with LG now entering the picture.... >>

The History of the Selfie: 10 defining selfies from the Self-Expression exhibition

The History of the Selfie: 10 defining selfies from the Self-Expression exhibition

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Selfies are so, well, now, aren't they? Whether you favour a duck-like pout or want to snap yourself in every conceivable location, you're just fashionably current.Except the selfie has actually been around for centuries. True, it was called the self-portrait... >>

This amazing photo leak shows iPhone 7s/iPhone 8 panels

This amazing photo leak shows iPhone 7s/iPhone 8 panels

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Some photos published to Reddit, from a user with a "friend in the industry", allegedly show the front and rear panels of all three iPhone models due for release later this year. The Reddit user says the Chinese manufacturers received the panels the week... >>

Honor 9 arrives in China with dual rear camera, all-metal body and Kirin 960 chipset

Honor 9 arrives in China with dual rear camera, all-metal body and Kirin 960 chipset

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Honor, the more budget subsidiary of Huawei, has officially announced the Honor 9 in China. But even though it's from the budget brand, it doesn't scrimp on specs. Honor 8 review: A different take on the premium mid-range market Honor 8 Pro review: Flagship... >>

Motorola officially announces Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus

Motorola officially announces Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus

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Motorola has officially announced details of the new not-quite entry-level Moto E series. We say not-quite entry-level, because that accolade belongs to the Moto C series, which is due for release later this year. The biggest change with 2017's model... >>

Moto E4 vs Moto E4 Plus vs Moto E3 (2015): What's the difference?

Moto E4 vs Moto E4 Plus vs Moto E3 (2015): What's the difference?

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Given the announcement of the ultra-budget Moto C and refresh of Moto G (in the G5 and G5 Plus models) in 2017, we weren't entirely convinced that Lenovo would continue to produce the Moto E series.But produce it has, and in two guises: the Moto E4... >>

HTC U11 review: Flagship glory, with a gimmick squeezed in
4.5 stars

HTC U11 review: Flagship glory, with a gimmick squeezed in

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HTC's big play with the HTC U11 is being able to squeeze the phone as a new method of interaction. It's a natural motion and works well for one-handed use is the argument, giving the company's new flagship something different.Apple doesn't have squeeze.... >>

Google Pixel 2 could come with an 18:9 display

Google Pixel 2 could come with an 18:9 display

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Google has yet to make any sort of official announcement about the existence of the second-generation Pixel smartphone, but a recent GFXBench listing for a device called the Pixel XL2 suggests one is on the horizon. Google Pixel 2: What do we want to... >>

These are the best iOS 11 features Apple didn't announce

These are the best iOS 11 features Apple didn't announce

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Apple packed so much stuff into its WWDC 2017 keynote that many awesome features in iOS 11 weren't even mentioned.During the two-hour presentation at the mostly-annual developers conference, CEO Tim Cook and other Apple executives barely unveiled the... >>

OnePlus confirms OnePlus 5 design and camera with official image

OnePlus confirms OnePlus 5 design and camera with official image

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OnePlus doesn't care about keeping its next phone under wraps.The company is set to announce the OnePlus 5 in less than two weeks, but we already know a lot about the phone through leaks. And now, thanks to OnePlus, we even what it looks like. Sure, a... >>

How the Huawei P10 Plus and Watch 2 make light work of a busy day

How the Huawei P10 Plus and Watch 2 make light work of a busy day

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A lot happens in any given day. From fitness, to work, to social engagements and entertainment - we rely on our technology to get us through the connected world more than ever before.With the Huawei P10 Plus in pocket and Huawei Watch 2 strapped to wrist... >>

Google Pixel phones could get Android O in August, earlier than usual

Google Pixel phones could get Android O in August, earlier than usual

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After detailing the next version of of its mobile operating system, Android O, during its developers conference in May, the next question facing Google was when?Yes, Android O will come with a raft of exciting new features, but when will it actually appear... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Arctic Silver will be an EE exclusive, pre-order yours from 23 June

Samsung Galaxy S8 Arctic Silver will be an EE exclusive, pre-order yours from 23 June

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UK mobile network EE has announced the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be available in an exclusive new Arctic Silver colour finish, which can be pre-ordered from Friday 23 June. Samsung Galaxy S8: Release date, specs and everything you need to... >>

Do these leaked iPhone 8 drawings reveal the phone's final design?

Do these leaked iPhone 8 drawings reveal the phone's final design?

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With all the excitement of WWDC 2017, you may have momentarily forgotten Apple is also working on new iPhones.We've seen several leaks on Apple’s next-generation iPhones at this point. Rumors about the iPhone 8, iPhone 7S, and iPhone 7S Plus have been... >>

These Galaxy Note 8 images allude to on-screen fingerprint sensor and dual-lens camera

These Galaxy Note 8 images allude to on-screen fingerprint sensor and dual-lens camera

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The Samsung Galaxy 8 will arrive with a vertically-aligned dual-lens rear camera, an on-screen fingerprint sensor and an Infinity display with a smaller corner radius to cram in more pixels. At least, that's according to the Poyoco Tech and Ice Universe... >>

Is this the OnePlus 5? Phone design revealed in super-clear image

Is this the OnePlus 5? Phone design revealed in super-clear image

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We now know what the OnePlus 5 looks like - the top half, at least.On the same day OnePlus announced it will soon unveil its next flagship, the OnePlus 5, which follows the OnePlus 3T from last year, Android Police has published a render of the phone,... >>

OnePlus 5 will launch on 20 June

OnePlus 5 will launch on 20 June

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After months of rumours and leaks, the OnePlus 5 finally has a launch date, 20 June 2017.  OnePlus 5: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know OnePlus will be live streaming the reveal on its company website at 5:00pm BST on the day. There... >>

Will my iPhone or iPad get iOS 11?

Will my iPhone or iPad get iOS 11?

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Apple unveiled iOS 11 during its WWDC 17 keynote on Monday 5 June and revealed several key new features coming to iPad and iPhone. But will your phone or tablet be able to run the new software when it arrives around September time?Well, if you have an... >>

How to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S8 with Carphone Warehouse

How to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S8 with Carphone Warehouse

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You've decided to to upgrade to the new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, but what happens now? How do you trade in your current phone, and what's the best deal to go for?Don't worry, Carphone Warehouse has you covered.Here are five reasons to upgrade with... >>

Apple iOS 11: 11 new features coming to your iPhone and iPad

Apple iOS 11: 11 new features coming to your iPhone and iPad

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Apple made iOS 11 official while at WWDC 2017.Although the software is not due to release until this autumn alongside the next iPhones, Apple used its mostly-annual developers conference to give customers a sneak peek at all the new features included... >>

Apple WWDC 2017: All the announcements that matter

Apple WWDC 2017: All the announcements that matter

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WWDC 2017 has begun, and we've covered the announcements here.Apple puts on a mostly-annual developers conference in California to showcase new software, software updates, and - sometimes - technologies that developers can leverage in order to make their... >>

Amazon Ice phones look to extinguish the memory of the Fire Phone

Amazon Ice phones look to extinguish the memory of the Fire Phone

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Amazon is reportedly working on a successor range of smartphones, currently codenamed 'Ice', that will look to improve upon the rather poorly received Fire Phone, released in 2014. Amazon Fire Phone review The Fire Phone was subsequently discontinued... >>

The best smartphone camera: Getting the most from Huawei P10 and P10 Plus dual cameras

The best smartphone camera: Getting the most from Huawei P10 and P10 Plus dual cameras

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The best camera is the one you always carry with you. The better camera is the one that has both colour and monochrome sensors - and fits neatly in your phone. Which is exactly what you'll find in the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus smartphones' Leica Dual Camera... >>

Samsung made a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed Galaxy S8

Samsung made a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed Galaxy S8

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Samsung never misses a prime marketing opportunity.The company has announced you can get a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed version of the Galaxy S8. This isn't the first time Samsung has teamed up with Hollywood to recreate special-edition versions of... >>

Make your phone battery last longer: Top Huawei P10 and P10 Plus management tips

Make your phone battery last longer: Top Huawei P10 and P10 Plus management tips

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With phones ever thinning, battery life from some of the known brands has seemingly been thrown out the window for the sake of size. Not so Huawei, with its latest P10 and P10 Plus handsets benefitting from the smarts of its EMUI 5.1 software for all-day... >>

Moto Z2 Play vs Z Play: What’s the difference?

Moto Z2 Play vs Z Play: What’s the difference?

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On 1 June Motorola unveiled the Moto Z2 Play, the second-generation Moto Mods compatible smartphone in the mid-level Z-series lineup.With Moto Mods - clip-on magnetic accessories, which magnetically attach as the rear plate of any Z-series phone - remaining... >>

Lenovo unveils Moto Z2 Play phone with four new Moto Mods

Lenovo unveils Moto Z2 Play phone with four new Moto Mods

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has made the Moto Z2 Play official. It's the latest modular smartphone from the company, compatible with Moto Mods accessories.Motorola introduced the Moto Z Play last August; a chunkier, battery-laden mid-range version of the top-spec... >>

Huawei EMUI 5.1 tips and tricks: How to master the P10 and P10 Plus

Huawei EMUI 5.1 tips and tricks: How to master the P10 and P10 Plus

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Huawei takes the best of Google's Android operating system for its smartphones and adds its own re-skin twist called EMUI - or "Emotion User Interface". This means additional features, management and controls compared to what you'll find in other phones.The... >>

What is Sky Mobile, how much does it cost and what is roll over data?

What is Sky Mobile, how much does it cost and what is roll over data?

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Like BT and Virgin Media, Sky offers its own mobile network service alongside TV, landline and broadband. However, Sky Mobile gives you a few features you might not find anywhere else. That's why we've decided to give you a low down on the network,... >>

You can get a Sky Mobile price plan with 500MB data for just £5

You can get a Sky Mobile price plan with 500MB data for just £5

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Sky has announced a new Sky Mobile 4G SIM-only plan that starts as low as just £5 a month for Sky TV customers. For that, you will get 500MB of data, unlimited texts and unlimited calls on a minimum 12-month plan.Non-Sky TV customers can get the same... >>

Lenovo will unveil its 'next bold phone' on 1 June, likely Moto Z2 Play

Lenovo will unveil its 'next bold phone' on 1 June, likely Moto Z2 Play

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Lenovo is gifting us with a new Moto smartphone tomorrow.The company's Motorola Canada Twitter account has teased it will announce its “next bold phone" on Thursday. The tweet includes a GIF of a woman who looks straight out of the 80s. Is it a clue... >>

BlackBerry KeyOne: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

BlackBerry KeyOne: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

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Almost as soon as the BlackBerry Priv - the company's first Android phone - launched in 2015, there were rumours circulating about another Android-powered smartphone. At the time it was codenamed Vienna, which made complete sense following on from the... >>

BlackBerry KeyOne tips and tricks: Type and swipe

BlackBerry KeyOne tips and tricks: Type and swipe

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With the KeyOne, BlackBerry Mobile created an Android phone that's unlike any other. The physical keyboard is the most obvious difference, but there's plenty about this phone's software that makes it different to most too. Read our in-depth tips and tricks... >>

BlackBerry KeyOne review: BlackBerry's bold return to form
4.5 stars

BlackBerry KeyOne review: BlackBerry's bold return to form

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If there's one company that, by all accounts, should have been killed off by the smartphone revolution started by the iPhone way back in 2007, it's BlackBerry. For years, the company was hampered by its insistence on sticking with its own operating system,... >>

The Essential Phone is here: Edge-to-edge display, dual-camera and titanium body

The Essential Phone is here: Edge-to-edge display, dual-camera and titanium body

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Following a tweet that said something big would be announced on 30 May, Essential, the company set up by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has unveiled the Essential Phone. Android's co-founder might unveil his Essential phone next week With a pre-order... >>

A OnePlus 5 was used to take one of these, which photo is it?

A OnePlus 5 was used to take one of these, which photo is it?

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OnePlus has started teasing its forthcoming new flagship smartphone, with the latest tweet showing a distinct improvement in camera ability.The OnePlus 5 was confirmed by the company previously, and now its official Twitter account has revealed an image... >>

LG and Qualcomm are working together on the Snapdragon 845 processor

LG and Qualcomm are working together on the Snapdragon 845 processor

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The LG G7, LG's 2018 flagship, should return to using the very latest Qualcomm processing chip, the Snapdragon 845, according to a report out of Korea. The news originally comes from Aju Business Daily, via The Investor. Given the LG G6 had to settle... >>

Latest Moto Z2 Play leaks show phone in full, might launch 1 June

Latest Moto Z2 Play leaks show phone in full, might launch 1 June

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Lenovo-owned Motorola is working on a follow-up to the Moto Z Play, and now, thanks to leaks, we're beginning to know more about it.WinFuture has shared new information on the device as well as a few images. We can see three different colour variants... >>