Latest buyer's guides - Page 3

LG 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: W8, G8, E8, C8, B8, SK9500 and more compared
LG 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: W8, G8, E8, C8, B8, SK9500 and more compared By Mike Lowe

After releasing some of the most astounding tellies in 2017, LG has refined its processing prowess by introducing the Alpha 9 (a9) processor to its updated 2018 OLED TV line.All the company's tellies feature 4K Ultra HD pixel resolution and support major... Read more

Best TV 2018: Top 4K Ultra HD TVs to buy today
Best TV 2018: Top 4K Ultra HD TVs to buy today By Chris Hall

4K Ultra HD is now for everybody. The content is readily available, making your TV viewing better than ever before. So what's the best 4K TV to buy and which is the best-suited TV to your needs? There's a huge amount of choice and plenty of confusion:... Read more

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: OLED 973, OLED 873, OLED 803, 8503, 8303, 7803, 7303, 6503 compared
Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: OLED 973, OLED 873, OLED 803, 8503, 8303, 7803, 7303, 6503 compared By Rik Henderson

After a successful 2017, TP Vision is betting even bigger on 4K HDR TVs this year. The manufacturer will release a stack of televisions under the Philips brand in 2018, including five new OLED models.They will all feature 4K Ultra HD pixel resolutions... 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

Fitbit Versa vs Fitbit Blaze: What's the difference?
Fitbit Versa vs Fitbit Blaze: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The Fitbit Blaze was Fitbit's first "watch", the company's first foray into devices that were larger than the fitness bands it previously offered. It marked a fork in the path for the company's products, shifting from Flex-based design (Flex-Charge-Surge)... Read more

The best Wear OS smartwatch 2018
The best Wear OS smartwatch 2018 By Britta O'Boyle

Wear OS - formerly known as Android Wear - has had several big updates since it originally launched, all of which have pushed several new features, including iOS compatibility, making it increasingly more attractive, not just to Android users, but... Read more

Fitbit Versa vs Fitbit Ionic: What's the difference?
Fitbit Versa vs Fitbit Ionic: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Fitbit has expanded its smartwatch collection with the launch of the Versa, a new watch that sits alongside the Fitbit Ionic, offering a blend of fitness tracking and smartwatch functions.Launching a year later, the new Fitbit Versa offers many of the... Read more

Best PC gaming headsets: The best wired, wireless and surround sound headsets around
Best PC gaming headsets: The best wired, wireless and surround sound headsets around By Adrian Willings

Setting out on a mission to find the very best gaming headsets was a daunting task. There are a multitude of options out there - wired, wireless, closed and open cup designs, stereo and surround sound headsets, oval and round earcups, leather and material... 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

The best smart speaker 2018: HomePod alternatives to rival Apple's new super Siri speaker
The best smart speaker 2018: HomePod alternatives to rival Apple's new super Siri speaker By Dan Grabham

The Apple HomePod isn't alone in the smart speaker space with plenty of competition, but it is unique in that it's the only one with Siri as the virtual assistant at its core rather than Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Samsung's Bixby is also set to... Read more

Which Apple Watch and strap is right for you? Series 1, Series 3, Nike+, Hermès or Watch Edition?
Which Apple Watch and strap is right for you? Series 1, Series 3, Nike+, Hermès or Watch Edition? By Britta O'Boyle

The Apple Watch Series 3 replaced the now discontinued Series 2 last September. At the same time, Apple also upgraded the original model with a new dual-core processor and called it Apple Watch Series 1.Luckily, all the straps remain compatible... Read more

The best smartwatch 2018: Top smart wristwear available to buy today
The best smartwatch 2018: Top smart wristwear available to buy today By Britta O'Boyle

Smartwatches are here to stay. These wrist-worn phone companions can receive calls, texts, emails and social network notifications.Many attempts have been made, some more successful than others, some much better looking than others and some smarter than... Read more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK?
Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? By Max Langridge

Music streaming is by far the most popular way for us to consume music. Where once we had to import and rip CDs to our computers, or download songs (legally we hope), we now access to the music from all over the world through our smartphones.There's fierce... 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

Best cars of Geneva Motor Show 2018: All the concepts, hybrids, supercars and more
Best cars of Geneva Motor Show 2018: All the concepts, hybrids, supercars and more By Mike Lowe

Now in its 88th year, the Geneva Motor Show had plenty of world firsts to show-off on the show floor at the 2018 exhibit in Switzerland.With the themes split somewhere between autonomous cars, electric cars and concepts combining the two, it's certainly... 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

Best noise-cancelling headphones: The best 'phones to block out external sounds
Best noise-cancelling headphones: The best 'phones to block out external sounds By Max Langridge

Noise-cancelling headphones have become almost an essential everyday item for many of us, whether they're used to isolate you on your morning commute or drown out the drone of an aeroplane jet engine. Fortunately, noise-cancelling headphone technology... 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

The best tablet 2018: Top tablets and 2-in-1s to buy today
The best tablet 2018: Top tablets and 2-in-1s to buy today By Britta O'Boyle

So you're looking for the best new tablet to buy? Or you rather like the thought of a 2-in-1 tablet-PC convertible? You've come to the right place.We'll guide you through the top tablets and 2-in-1 devices available today, in order to help you reach a... Read more

Panasonic 4K HDR TVs for 2018: EZ1002, FZ952, FZ802, FX750, FX740, FX700 and FX600 compared
Panasonic 4K HDR TVs for 2018: EZ1002, FZ952, FZ802, FX750, FX740, FX700 and FX600 compared By Chris Hall

Panasonic has a full line-up of new televisions for 2018, investing both in expanding its OLED offering, as well as delivering a range of LED TVs too.That sees the number of OLED sets expand, while there are four major divisions in the 4K HDR LED sets.... Read more

12 best Amazon Alexa compatible devices you can buy today: top Alexa accessories
12 best Amazon Alexa compatible devices you can buy today: top Alexa accessories By Cam Bunton

There's no denying it, the smarthome is a brewing market coming to life, thanks in the most part to the companies seeking to unify all your smart connected products, letting you control them from a single hub. Best Amazon Alexa tips and tricks None caught... Read more

7 best Google Home compatible devices you can buy today: top Google Assistant accessories
7 best Google Home compatible devices you can buy today: top Google Assistant accessories By Elyse Betters

Google Home is more than just an internet-connected speaker with a voice assistant. It also works as a smart home hub.Google Assistant on Google Home can control smart home devices, although it's fair to say it doesn't support as many products as its... Read more

Fujifilm X-H1 vs Panasonic Lumix G9: What’s the difference?
Fujifilm X-H1 vs Panasonic Lumix G9: What’s the difference? By Mike Lowe

It's battle of the mirrorless big guns, with the new Fujifilm X-H1 posing some considerable questions for Panasonic's formidable Lumix G9. If you're looking for a pro-spec interchangeable lens camera, minus the DSLR bulk, which makes best sense for you?Fuji... Read more

Sonos One vs Sonos Play:1: What's the difference?
Sonos One vs Sonos Play:1: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

How do you choose between the Sonos One and Sonos Play:1? Which is the right Sonos for you?The two Sonos speakers are very similar even though one brings integrated voice control with Amazon Alexa (Google Assistant will also be coming to Sonos One... Read more

Best in-ear headphones: 12 great wired, wireless and wire-free earphones
Best in-ear headphones: 12 great wired, wireless and wire-free earphones By Cam Bunton

Most smartphones will come bundled with a pair of free in-ear headphones, but more often than not they're not exactly high-quality. For occasional music listeners they're fine, but if you want to get the most out of your tunes then an upgrade is in order.When... Read more

Now TV vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you?
Now TV vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is right for you? By Britta O'Boyle

There are different ways to get access to Sky's content.The options are Now TV through the Streaming Stick, Now TV box or Now TV Smart Box or the Sky Q route, choosing either the standard option or the Silver offering. The question is, which is the... Read more

Which is the best media streamer for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast vs Roku
Which is the best media streamer for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast vs Roku By Rik Henderson

A lot of TVs nowadays have some variation of streaming service built in, but there are still plenty of us that still have "dumb" TVs. And in that case, if you want to access streaming services, you'll need a streaming box.With such a vast range of streaming... Read more

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?
Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

Apple's HomePod is here, so how does it compare to the other key players on the market? Namely the significantly cheaper Amazon Echo and Google Home devices.  Check out our verdict on the Apple HomePod Amazon released the original Amazon Echo three years... Read more

Best Apple MacBook cases and sleeves: Protect your 12-inch laptop
Best Apple MacBook cases and sleeves: Protect your 12-inch laptop By Elyse Betters

 Got a MacBook? You're not alone, of course, and there are absolutely stacks of MacBook cases to protect your diminutive laptop. Here's a selection of the best MacBook cases around.  Best iPhone X cases: Protect your new Apple device AppleApple now... Read more

Amazon Music Unlimited or Spotify: Which is best for you?
Amazon Music Unlimited or Spotify: Which is best for you? By Max Langridge

The rise of Amazon Music Unlimited has gone hand-in-hand with the rise of Amazon Echo and the Alexa digital assistant. If you set it as your default music service you can ask Alexa for any music you want or you can ask Alexa to play something you'd... Read more

The best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players 2018
The best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players 2018 By Chris Hall

There are many that proclaim optical media is dead and that streaming is the way ahead, but one look at the quality of the latest blockbuster movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray and you'll change your mind.With a standardised format, Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and... Read more

The best Windows 10 laptops: Our pick of the top Windows 10 notebooks to buy today
The best Windows 10 laptops: Our pick of the top Windows 10 notebooks to buy today By Dan Grabham

Windows 10 has been out for three years now and has been generally very well received over that time. Plus, Microsoft keeps on adding new features, such as the recent Windows Fall Creators Update. If you're in the market for a new Windows 10 laptop you've... Read more

Microsoft Office 365: Should you subscribe to Microsoft's Office suite?
Microsoft Office 365: Should you subscribe to Microsoft's Office suite? By Elyse Betters

Should you subscribe to Office 365 or buy Office 2016 as a one-time purchase?  What is Office 365? Microsoft's Office 365 subscription service enables you to use of all the Office standalone apps, other Microsoft services, and value-added services... Read more

Best iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9-inch keyboards: Turn your Apple tablet into a laptop alternative
Best iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9-inch keyboards: Turn your Apple tablet into a laptop alternative By Britta O'Boyle

Whether you have Apple's largest iPad, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, or the slightly newer and smaller iPad Pro 10.5, there is a keyboard out there to help turn these powerhouses into the productivity machines they were designed to be, supporting your workflow... Read more

The best coding toys: From robots to iPad games, these toys will help teach your kids to code
The best coding toys: From robots to iPad games, these toys will help teach your kids to code By Stuart Miles

Coding is all the rage at primary school and beyond as parents and teachers show how keen they are to teach children the value of learning how the technology around us works.Coding toys and robots range vastly in their approach. Some focus on teaching... Read more

Best Apple Watch accessories: Protect and personalise your watch
Best Apple Watch accessories: Protect and personalise your watch By Elyse Betters

So, you want to accessorise your Apple Watch, right?Apple Watch 3 launched - the third generation of Apple Watch - last September. That means app and accessory makers have had ample time to scratch their heads and dream up something disruptive that'll... Read more

DJI Mavic Air vs DJI Spark: Worth the upgrade?
DJI Mavic Air vs DJI Spark: Worth the upgrade? By Cam Bunton

With DJI having launched the massively popular and very portable Mavic Pro in the second half of 2016 and the palm-sized smaller Spark last year, it was hard to see where the Chinese drone king was going next. DJI Spark review: The tiny drone that makes... 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

The best Lightning headphones for your iPhone or iPad
The best Lightning headphones for your iPhone or iPad By Max Langridge

To listen to music on the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus or iPhone X, you either need a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones, or a pair of Lightning headphones. Lightning headphones, naturally, plug into the Lightning port and are capable of receiving... Read more

Best mirrorless cameras 2018: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today
Best mirrorless cameras 2018: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today By Mike Lowe

You're looking to buy a mirrorless camera - sometimes called a compact system camera (CSC) - but don't know what to go for?You're probably interested in such cameras because they offer image quality above that of a compact camera, with the ability to... Read more

Best compact cameras 2018: The best point-and-shoot-cameras available to buy today
Best compact cameras 2018: The best point-and-shoot-cameras available to buy today By Mike Lowe

If you're looking for the best compact cameras of 2018 then you've come to the right place. Here we'll guide you through the hottest cameras to save you time when it comes to buying one from your local shop or online.Run this question through your head:... Read more

Best high-tech baby gadgets: Top gear for both parents and little ones
Best high-tech baby gadgets: Top gear for both parents and little ones By Elyse Betters

If you consider yourself a modern parent, you're probably interested in decking out your baby's room with gadgets.There are tonnes of internet-connected devices you can get for your little one, whether it's a crib that'll gently rock them to sleep or... Read more

Best DSLR cameras 2018: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today
Best DSLR cameras 2018: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today By Mike Lowe

You want to buy a DSLR camera but don't know what to go for? Then you've come to the right place, as this is where we round-up the best DSLR cameras of 2018. We'll guide you through the hottest cameras available - and only models that we've seen in reality... 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