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Honor 8 review: A different take on the premium mid-range market
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Honor 8 review: A different take on the premium mid-range market

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In the mid-range phone market there's a top dog: the OnePlus 3. That phone has essentially blown the doors off what a device can provide at a £330 price point. And that, right there, is exactly the territory Honor - the subsidiary brand of Chinese supergiant... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: Take note, this is the big-screen phone to beat
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: Take note, this is the big-screen phone to beat

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The Samsung Note family is characterised by one thing: the inclusion of a stylus (that's S Pen in Samsung speak).  Previously, the Note stood slightly apart from other devices because of its size. However, as phones have grown, it has been accepted that... >>

Huawei P9 Plus review: The big and the bold
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Huawei P9 Plus review: The big and the bold

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Huawei is fast emerging as one of the most popular smartphone brands in the world. A lot of that notability is thanks to its budget sub-brand, Honor, which cranks out affordable but high quality phones. Still, Huawei has done a lot of work on its own-brand... >>

Cat S60 review: Tough build and thermal imaging make for a phone like no other
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Cat S60 review: Tough build and thermal imaging make for a phone like no other

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Cat phones of the past have never been about having the best specifications, more about having the toughest phone build on the planet. That is also sort-of true with the Cat S60: a super-tough phone which recently became available for pre-order in the... >>

BlackBerry DTEK50 review: Secure, just not top drawer
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BlackBerry DTEK50 review: Secure, just not top drawer

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BlackBerry has a long tradition of building its own hardware and software, but having fallen on harder times of late, the company was forced to outsource. With the DTEK50, its first mid-range Android phone, it has partnered with TCL Communication and... >>

Bush E3X preview: The £200 Argos phone looking to topple Moto G

Bush E3X preview: The £200 Argos phone looking to topple Moto G

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Is Bush back in fashion? That's a loaded question. But in the UK brand's latest E3X smartphone - which will sell exclusively through Argos - it's got a competitive looking £200 device to take on the likes of the Moto G4. In mid-July at a behind-closed-doors... >>

Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 review: Ultra value makes for one smart purchase
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Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 review: Ultra value makes for one smart purchase

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When looking for affordable devices, it can often be difficult to find a phone without too many compromises, especially at the lower-end of the scale. With the Smart Ultra 7, Vodafone is looking to give you as much for your money as possible, in a phone... >>

Motorola Moto G4 Plus review: Plus and minus
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Motorola Moto G4 Plus review: Plus and minus

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When you think "Plus" in the phone world you tend to think extra large handset. It's all Apple's fault. But that's not precisely the case with the Moto G4 Plus: sure, it's pretty large with its 5.5-inch screen, but it's the same size as its Moto G4 brother.... >>

Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 Review: Power and elegance without the price tag
4.5 stars

Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 Review: Power and elegance without the price tag

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When it comes to carrier-branded smartphones, the expectation is rarely high. In most cases, it seems just an effort from the network operators to peddle out cheap, unimpressive devices with their branding on them. Customer experience and device quality,... >>

Motorola Moto G4 review: Budget phone king goes large, remains in charge
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Motorola Moto G4 review: Budget phone king goes large, remains in charge

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Looking for a big yet affordable phone? That's Motorola's play with the fourth-gen Moto G - aptly titled the G4, finally putting to bed the confusingly same-name previous three generations - which dons a 5.5-inch screen and, therefore, an inevitably large... >>