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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

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, and made it available for purchase a few days later on 22 May. Several details surrounding the next "flagship killer" were revealed by the company in the run up to the event but now all... 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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

Moto G6 vs Moto G5: What's the difference?
Moto G6 vs Moto G5: What's the difference? By Dan Grabham

Motorola has launched the Moto G6 alongside the more powerful G6 Plus and cheaper but long battery life-toting G6 Play. It's a little over a year since we first clapped eyes on the G5 range Plus Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. You can also read... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Xperia XZ2 Compact: What's the difference?
Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Xperia XZ2 Compact: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile two new additions to its Xperia XZ line of smartphones in the Xperia XZ2 and the XZ2 Compact.The two smartphones succeed the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact devices announced just six months ago, bringing a newer duo with improved designs and faster... Read more

The best Android phone 2018: which is the top Android phone to buy today?
The best Android phone 2018: which is the top Android phone to buy today? By Chris Hall

These is our list of the best Android smartphones you can buy today ranked from the best downwards.Whereas Apple gives you the choice of a smaller, larger or super expensive iPhone, Android celebrates variety and you get Android phones at all prices,... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact vs XZ1 Compact: What's the difference?
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact vs XZ1 Compact: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Sony's Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are the two most recent phones available in the XZ portfolio, both represent something of a change in direction for the manufacturer. Finally presenting a new design, coupled with the expected upgrade in specs, the two... Read more

Huawei P20 vs P20 Pro: What's the difference?
Huawei P20 vs P20 Pro: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

For 2018, Huawei has unveiled two mighty impressive top-tier flagship phones: the Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro. These new handsets not only replace the P10 and P10 Plus from 2017, they're a total - and highfly successful - reimagining. The best Huawei... Read more

Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2018
Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2018 By Chris Hall

With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, that there's anticipation for the next big thing.Here we look at those phones that haven't yet launched,... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium vs Xperia XZ2: What's the difference?
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium vs Xperia XZ2: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

If you are a Sony Mobile fan, you'll know that Sony likes to release Xperia handsets. The new flagship, the Sony Xperia XZ2, was announced in February 2018 and went on sale in April 2018, but there's now a new model, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium.That's... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Galaxy Note 8: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Galaxy Note 8: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has launched new 2018 Galaxy S flagship phones, in the form of the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. The Galaxy S9+ sees a few additional features over the smaller model, including the introduction of dual-rear cameras, which we first saw on the 2017 Galaxy... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Galaxy S8+: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Galaxy S8+: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has launched the successor to the excellent Galaxy S8+ in the Galaxy S9+ a new flagship device for 2018.The company hasn't changed the design much compared to last year's device, but there are a couple of differences, including a new camera and... Read more

Best smartphone 2018: The 15 best phones available to buy today
Best smartphone 2018: The 15 best phones available to buy today By Chris Hall

You're looking for the best smartphone? You've come to the right place. We'll guide you through all the top mobile phones we've reviewed, both on Android or iOS.And a new king is born - there's a totally new entry at the top of our list which has usurped... Read more

Seven best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ accessories at EE
Seven best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ accessories at EE By Pocket-lint Promotion

The new Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of the most important phone releases of 2018. It comes in two sizes, the Galaxy S9 with a 5.8-inch display and the larger S9+ with a whopping 6.2in screen.Once you've chosen it, you'll need to equip the phone to make the... Read more

Compare the best Samsung Note 8 deals
Compare the best Samsung Note 8 deals By Hassan Mohammed

We've rounded up the best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals from across the UK using our price comparison tool which displays the best prices in real time.The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ have been announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain and... Read more

Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: It's Samsung vs Apple in the clash of the titans
Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: It's Samsung vs Apple in the clash of the titans By Chris Hall

The world of top smartphones has polarised in the past few years into two distinct factions: Apple or Android. More specifically, it's Apple vs Samsung at the top of the tree for phones sold. Both shipped over 70 million devices in Q4 2017, occupying... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S8: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S8: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Samsung has officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S9, its latest and greatest smartphone aiming to take on the world and everything else.We have now had the chance to fully review the S9, and it's now available to buy, the new Galaxy S9, at first glance,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S9+: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S9+: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, succeeding the S8 and S8+ but with fewer design changes than their predecessors delivered.The Galaxy S8 and S8+ were almost identical bar their physical size and battery capacities, but while the designs... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Nokia 8 Sirocco vs Sony Xperia XZ2: 2018 flagship face-off!
Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Nokia 8 Sirocco vs Sony Xperia XZ2: 2018 flagship face-off! By Chris Hall

Mobile World Congress 2018 was a little quieter than previous years, with the spread of launches not covering the range of products we might normally have seen.There were, however, a number of bone fide flagship phone upgrades that were launched at the... Read more

Pocket-lint best of Mobile World Congress 2018: The top phones, tablets and laptops at MWC
Pocket-lint best of Mobile World Congress 2018: The top phones, tablets and laptops at MWC By Rik Henderson

Mobile World Congress, held annually in Barcelona, plays host to some of the biggest phone launches of the year. Samsung, Sony, Nokia and other major manufacturers all hold lavish press conferences to unveil their latest and greatest and Pocket-lint attends... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Sony Xperia XZ1: What's the difference?
Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Sony Xperia XZ1: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile has announced two new devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in the form of the Xperia XZ2 and the Xperia XZ2 Compact.The two devices continue the Xperia XZ line, which started with the Xperia XZ in September 2016, followed by the Xperia... Read more

Nokia 8110 vs 3310: What's the difference?
Nokia 8110 vs 3310: What's the difference? By Dan Grabham

Last year, the Nokia 3310 came back from the dead. And it was a fun time, with Nokia Mobile dominating a lot of the mainstream media coverage of last year’s Mobile World Congress; even if it was a little bit of a distraction from the serious business... Read more

Nokia 8 Sirocco vs Nokia 8: What's the difference?
Nokia 8 Sirocco vs Nokia 8: What's the difference? By Dan Grabham

Nokia Mobile has announced a brand new flagship handset, the Nokia 8 Sirocco! It's the higher-end flagship follow up to the super Nokia 8 and cashes on the traditional Nokia strengths of functional design, decent pricing - and, these days, Android One. But... Read more

Nokia 6 (2018) vs Nokia 6 (2017): What's the difference?
Nokia 6 (2018) vs Nokia 6 (2017): What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Nokia has entered phase two of its Android comeback, announcing a second-generation phone, the new Nokia 6.Originally launched in China, the new Nokia 6 is now being released globally.So what's changed? We're diving through the details to see what's what. Nokia... Read more

LG V30S ThinQ vs LG V30: What's the difference?
LG V30S ThinQ vs LG V30: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

LG has announced an update to the the V30 flagship at Mobile World Congress. The V30S ThinQ and V30S ThinQ+ bring a few minor internal upgrades to their predecessors, along with new integrated AI technologies.With just under six months between them, how... Read more

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 8: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 8: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced three new iPhones late last year in the form of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X, which has also been called the iPhone 10.The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are similar to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but the iPhone X changes things... Read more

Which is the best mid-range phone under £400?
Which is the best mid-range phone under £400? By Britta O'Boyle

Choosing a new smartphone isn't as simple as it used to be. They may not come in more than one shape, but they do come in lots of different sizes, with plenty different features and most importantly, at plenty of different price points.For some the camera... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Galaxy S8: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Galaxy S8: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Samsung has announced the Galaxy A8, a new mid-range device that adopts some of the S8's skills.If the A8 name sounds familiar, that's because there was a phone launched in 2015 of the same name. Well rest assured, this is a whole lot more exciting than... Read more