Reviews & hands-on

  • Phones

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Copper Gold pictures and hands-on

    By 11 April 2014

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available, but if you want an SGS5 with added bling then the Copper Gold edition might have caught your eye. Frankly, it'd be hard for anyone to ignore, whether you're a fan of the different colour finish or not. But before...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Vodafone Smart III review

    By 15 June 2013

    The Vodafone Smart III - sometimes called the Vodafone Smart III 975 - is a handset that really knows its audience. Its first trick is that it's cheap. At £90 it's one of the cheapest Android handsets you can buy, and for pay-as-you-go users, it's likely...

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    Huawei Ascend G510 pictures and hands-on

    By 12 April 2013

    The idea of the G510 is that it's a budget handset for pay-as-you-go customers looking for a slightly larger device with a bit more power than the phones that hover around the £100 range. What you get is a dual-core processor running at 1.3GHz, runs...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Vodafone Sure Signal review

    By 22 March 2013

    The first iteration of the Vodafone Sure Signal was a big unsightly box that plugged into your router, nabbed a power socket wherever you were plugging it in, and wasn't exactly great at telling you what was going on. So can a new version fix all the...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi R205 review

    By 25 April 2012

    Vodafone has released a new mobile Wi-Fi dongle for those that like to stay connected on the go, but does it improve the experience over the previous model, and should you bother? Design If the Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi R205 looks familiar, that's because...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Huawei Ascend G300 review

    By 16 April 2012

    If you're a mobile operator that doesn't have a £100 Android handset for your pay-as-you-go customers, then you're very silly indeed. The leaders in this area are T-Mobile and Orange, who have very capable phones in this price range. Orange has the San...

  • Phones

    Huawei Ascend G 300 pictures and hands-on

    By 13 April 2012

    Huawei has unveiled the first of its Ascend range as it tries to impose itself on the smartphone market. And Pocket-lint got some hands-on time with the Huawei Ascend G 300 before it goes on-sale this Friday. First things first. Don’t let the price...

  • Phones

    White BlackBerry Bold 9900 pictures and hands-on

    By 14 November 2011

    With Christmas and winter almost upon us we always have a soft spot for white gadgets, and especially white phones. So up steps the white BlackBerry Bold 9900 to whet our appetite, giving us all that is the Bold in a glorious white casing, so we can put...

  • Phones 3 out of 5

    Vodafone 555 Blue review

    By 6 September 2011

    The Vodafone 555 Blue is the latest Facebook phone to hit the market. But when we say market, we don't just mean the markets here in the UK. Oh no, Vodafone has big plans with regards to opening up Facebook to millions of mobile users worldwide - at least...

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    Samsung Galaxy S Plus hands-on

    By 11 August 2011

    We've already had a follow up to the Samsung Galaxy S, haven't we? It's called the Samsung Galaxy S II and was out earlier this year to cries of "wow", "ooh" and "ahh". But that hasn't stopped Samsung launching another follow up to the Galaxy S - one...

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    Vodafone 555 Blue hands-on

    By 27 July 2011

    The first thing to say about the Vodafone 555 Blue is that it's not blue at all, it's white. Actually the most important thing to say is that the 555 is not a handset to match the likes of the HTC ChaCha - another mobile phone built firmly with Facebook...

  • Phones 3 out of 5

    Vodafone Smart review

    By 22 July 2011

    The Vodafone Smart is a budget Android smartphone which can be yours for the princely sum of £75. It is a network-skinned Huawei U8160, also known as the Vodafone 858, and like many of the current run of OEM devices, is designed to be affordable above...

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    Emporia RL1 hands-on

    By 7 July 2011

    In our continued quest to own phones that do everything from turning on our TV to keeping up with our social networking lives, it’s sometimes hard to wonder why you would need a phone as simple and basic as the Emporia RL1. The answer is like the phone,...

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    Red HTC Desire S hands-on

    By 15 June 2011

    White used to be the cool colour, but now red is making a break for it, and it’s not even Valentine’s Day. HTC has teamed up with Vodafone to create a red version of the company's recently released HTC Desire S. Wondering whether that red is a blood...

  • Cars

    Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-26 2011 F1 car eyes-on

    By 4 February 2011

    Vodafone and McLaren Mercedes have unveiled the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-26 F1 car at the Sony Centre in Berlin. And Pocket-lint was in amongst the pack to swoop in and grab a bevy of shots of the new racer ahead of the 2011 Formula One season. In...