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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Microsoft announced the successor to the Surface Pro 4, the Surface Pro, at an event in May, while Apple announced updated specs for it's iPad Pro 12.9 device at its developer conference in June.Both devices are similar in size, designed to work with... Read more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify and more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify and more

By Max Langridge

Music streaming is by 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 world's music catalogue through our smartphones.There's fierce competition... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad Pro 9.7: Should you upgrade?

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad Pro 9.7: Should you upgrade?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple unveiled several new devices at WWDC 2017, one of which was an update in specs to the iPad Pro 12.9, while another was a slightly redesigned and upgraded successor to the iPad Pro 9.7.We have put the specs of the new, larger, iPad Pro 10.5 against... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced its next-generation of iPad Pro at its WWDC developer conference 2017, while also announcing refreshments and updates to the 12.9-inch model.The new 10.5-inch iPad replaces 2016's 9.7-inch Pro model, offering a 20 per cent larger... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2017): What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2017): What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced a new 9.7-inch iPad at its March 2017 event, replacing the iPad Air 2 but ditching the Air name, while at WWDC 2017, a new iPad Pro was revealed.The Apple iPad 9.7 (2017) is the cheapest way to get your hands on an Apple tablet, but... Read more

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

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

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Nest Cam IQ vs Nest Cam Indoor: What's the difference?

Nest Cam IQ vs Nest Cam Indoor: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Nest has announced a new smart home security camera to its line-up in the form of the Nest Cam IQ. The new device brings several advancements over the Nest Cam Indoor, though it also adds a few pounds to the price tag, which could make the decision between... Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro vs Huawei MateBook E vs Samsung Galaxy Book: Battle of the 2-in-1s

Microsoft Surface Pro vs Huawei MateBook E vs Samsung Galaxy Book: Battle of the 2-in-1s

By Chris Hall

If there's one category that's heating up, it's the 2-in-1 category. Small format notebooks have largely stepped aside for tablets with a lot more power, while weak tablets seem to have given up completely; it's the age of the Pro tablet and there's a... Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Laptop vs Surface Book: What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Laptop vs Surface Book: What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

It's been a busy month for Microsoft. A couple weeks after announcing the new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S, it has announced the successor to the Surface Pro 4. But instead of being named Surface Pro 5, it's just called Surface Pro. So, how does it... Read more

New Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?

New Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Microsoft has updated its Surface Pro line, with the introduction of the new Surface Pro.The latest model, which would be the Surface Pro 5 if Microsoft had kept the numbers, packs in more power and a better battery than its Surface Pro 4 predecessor,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus: Which should you choose?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus: Which should you choose?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are finally available, bringing 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch smartphones to the flagship party. The two devices have plenty of great specs and features on offer but how do they compare? Here is the difference between the... Read more

HTC U11 vs HTC 10: What's the difference?

HTC U11 vs HTC 10: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced its flagship for 2017, the HTC U11. The new handset follows the movement started by the HTC U Ultra and U Play earlier in 2017, but brings with it flagship spec, looking to outshine its rivals.So here's how the HTC U11 compares to... Read more

HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC delayed the launch of its 2017 flagship, the HTC U11, so that it could power it with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. That's the same hardware that's in some Samsung Galaxy S8 phones, offering a processor that aims to be more powerful and... Read more

Mother's Day 2017 (US): 14 best tech gifts for mom

Mother's Day 2017 (US): 14 best tech gifts for mom

By Elyse Betters

You only have a couple more days to pick out a gift for mom.Mother's Day is 14 May in the US this year, which is Sunday, but it's not too late to figure out and buy the perfect gift for her. To help you quickly find something she'll absolutely love, we've... Read more

May the 4th be with you: Best Star Wars gadgets and toys to celebrate

May the 4th be with you: Best Star Wars gadgets and toys to celebrate

By Elyse Betters

Happy holiday, Star Wars fans!May the 4th is here again - a day in which fans of the space opera celebrate the franchise's film series, books, and culture. This is a global holiday, so chances are you will hear someone say "May the Force/fourth be with... Read more

Microsoft Surface Laptop vs Apple MacBook (2016) vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Laptop vs Apple MacBook (2016) vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has introduced a new Surface-branded device - and it runs a new version of Windows 10.Called Surface Laptop, it's a premium device designed to rival the 12-inch MacBook. So, with that in mind, we pitted the Surface Laptop against the MacBook... Read more

Nintendo 2DS XL vs 2DS vs 3DS vs 3DS XL: What’s the difference?

Nintendo 2DS XL vs 2DS vs 3DS vs 3DS XL: What’s the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Seemingly coming from nowhere, the Nintendo 2DS XL took everyone by surprise when it was announced. It was widely thought that Nintendo's attention would be solely  on the Switch for the time being, with the existing handhelds more than capable of holding... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Pixel vs Pixel XL: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Pixel vs Pixel XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's next Galaxy S devices are bow available in the form of the S8 and the S8+. The big question is, how do they compare to their competition?Here is the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus stacked up against the Pixel and Pixel XL. You can also read... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs LG G6: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs LG G6: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG's new flagship smartphone, the LG G6 was announced at Mobile World Congress at the beginning of March, while Samsung waited until its separate Unpacked event at the end of March to announce its 2017 devices.Despite LG going for a more innovative... Read more

LG OLED TV 2017 explored: Wallpaper, G7, E7, C7 and B7 compared

LG OLED TV 2017 explored: Wallpaper, G7, E7, C7 and B7 compared

By Chris Hall

LG is staying committed to OLED in 2017, introducing another Signature model at the top of the range, expanding to five OLED models, each in two sizes. The fight against top-level LED TVs continues, with Samsung particularly turning up the heat with its... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were announced at the end of March, bringing two new fabulous flagships to the smartphone party. How do they compare to their competition though?We've put them up against the LG G6, the Pixels and the iPhone 7 in previous... Read more

Best Amazon UK Easter deals: Tablets, tech and home improvement treats

Best Amazon UK Easter deals: Tablets, tech and home improvement treats

By Chris Hall

Easter is approaching and Amazon is going to be running daily deals right through from 4-17 April 2017.There will be a whole range of things to buy across Amazon's different stores, from shoes to home improvements, but we're interested in the best Amazon... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's Galaxy S8 launched at the end of March, bringing with it a fabulous design, powerful specs and plenty of features, all hoping to rebuild the consumer confidence lost by the Galaxy Note 7.It's a stand out device, there's no doubt about that,... Read more

New Apple iPad (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: What's the difference?

New Apple iPad (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S3 at the beginning of March, while Apple announced its newest and cheapest iPad towards the end of March, bringing another two premium tablets to the party.The Tab S3 is designed to be an entertainment powerhouse, while... Read more

Which B&O Play speaker is right for you?

Which B&O Play speaker is right for you?

By Max Langridge

B&O Play, Bang & Olufsen's lifestyle subsidiary, makes some of the best looking and best sounding Bluetooth speakers on the market. There are a couple of ranges within B&O Play's lineup: BeoPlay and BeoLit, with the BeoLit name dating back to 1939 - you... Read more

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 vs Tag Heuer Connected 46: What's the difference?

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 vs Tag Heuer Connected 46: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Tag Heuer has a new Connected watch, bringing some innovation to smartwatches with the introduction of modularity.It looks very much like the previous Connected 46 watch, with both offering a sporty style and firmly placed in the luxury segment of the... Read more

7 best Google Home compatible devices you can buy today

7 best Google Home compatible devices you can buy today

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

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs S6 vs S6 edge: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs S6 vs S6 edge: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were announced back in 2015, taking things to a whole new level for Samsung in terms of design, especially in the case of the edge model. They were the first to offer a more premium design with their glass and... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced its new flagship smartphones at its latest Unpacked event. The two devices, called the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, have been the subject of plenty of leaks over the last couple of months but now their official details have been revealed, confirming... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Galaxy S7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Galaxy S7: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have finally been announced, following months and months of leaks and speculation. They will succeed the current Galaxy S7 and S7 edge and based on our first impressions, they will both be great devices.We've compared... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Apple iPad Pro 9.7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Apple iPad Pro 9.7: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung and Apple don't just go head-to-head in the smartphone ring, they do it in the tablet ring too.The new Samsung Tab S3 is gunning for Apple's iPad Pro more so than ever, offering a premium build, S Pen and a hefty price tag.Here is how the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Tab S2: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Tab S2: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung unveiled its next iPad-rival during Mobile World Congress 2017 on 26 February. The new tablet will hit shelves on 31 March, with pre-orders starting from 17 March.Here is how the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 compares to 2015's Galaxy Tab S2. Samsung... Read more

Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to in 2017

Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to in 2017

By Britta O'Boyle

To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands have embraced smartwatches. In 2016, we saw Apple launch its second-generation smartwatch, Asus and Samsung their third... Read more

12 best Amazon Echo compatible devices you can buy today

12 best Amazon Echo compatible devices you can buy today

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. None caught our imagination more over the... Read more

LG G6 vs OnePlus 3T: What's the difference?

LG G6 vs OnePlus 3T: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG announced its 2017 flagship smartphone on 26 February in the form of the G6. The new device brings several exciting features, including a dual-rear camera, 18:9 ratio display and a premium design.How does it compare to its competition though? This... Read more

LG G6 vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

LG G6 vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG announced its latest flagship smartphone on 26 February 2017 in the form of the G6. The new device brings some exciting features with it, including a huge HDR display in a small premium and waterproof body.It seems to right the wrongs of the G5, at... Read more

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What's the difference?

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos announced a new speaker to its home theatre portfolio in the form of the Playbase in February 2017. The Playbase is designed for TVs that aren't wall-mounted, sliding beneath them, while the Playbar is primarily designed for wall-mounted TVs,... Read more

Fitbit Alta HR vs Alta vs Flex 2: What's the difference?

Fitbit Alta HR vs Alta vs Flex 2: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has announced the Alta HR, adding to its already strong line-up of activity trackers. The new device sits into the company's "Everyday" category, alongside the original Alta and the Flex 2.If you want to know which Fitbit is right for you, our... Read more

Do you need the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con Charging Grip?

Do you need the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con Charging Grip?

By Rik Henderson

When the Nintendo Switch was unveiled at a special event in January, the major worry was its pricing. Not of the console itself, but all the extras you need to shell out around it.The console is £280, which is par for the course for a new games machine... Read more

Nintendo Switch storage full? The best microSD card offers to buy and avoid download disappointment

Nintendo Switch storage full? The best microSD card offers to buy and avoid download disappointment

By Mike Lowe

You've got a shiny new Nintendo Switch but, wait, what's that? Yep, just one game download can easily fill the console's measly 32GB storage.Fortunately the Switch has a microSD card slot for expansion to avoid this being a huge issue.Furthermore cartridge... Read more

Nintendo Switch vs Wii U: What's the difference?

Nintendo Switch vs Wii U: What's the difference?

By Rik Henderson

We've now thoroughly played with the Nintendo Switch in the flesh and are reasonably impressed. We've also played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and are awestruck.But there is still one big question we are asked most often: "Should I buy this... Read more

Motorola Moto G5 vs Moto G4: What’s the difference?

Motorola Moto G5 vs Moto G4: What’s the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola announced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The two devices add a more premium finish to last year's models, while also improving in several areas.You can read how the Moto G5 Plus compares to the G4 Plus in our separate... Read more

Best of MWC 2017: Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and more

Best of MWC 2017: Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and more

By Stuart Miles

Mobile World Congress is the launch pad for many flagship smartphones, and this year is no different.We've see hot releases from the likes of LG, Huawei, Samsung and Sony Mobile, as well as champion manufacturers of yesteryear such as Nokia and BlackBerry.And... Read more

Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola announced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress 2017, bringing the next generation of its budget smartphones to the market.The two devices feature very similar designs, aside from a few differences here and there, but they are a big... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Xperia Z5 Premium: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Xperia Z5 Premium: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced four smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, one of which is the Xperia XZ Premium, which is the company latest and greatest device with an all new camera and 4K HDR display.It succeeds the Xperia Z5 Premium, which launched... Read more

Sony Xperia XZs vs XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZs vs XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony's Xperia portfolio of smartphones is plentiful to say the least. There are numerous options available, from budget devices to mid-range, all the way up to super flagship, making working out the right one for you pretty tough. Adding to the confusion,... Read more

Sony Xperia 2017 smartphone differences: XZ Premium vs XZs vs XA1 vs XA1 Ultra

Sony Xperia 2017 smartphone differences: XZ Premium vs XZs vs XA1 vs XA1 Ultra

By Britta O'Boyle

There are few companies, if any, that launch as many smartphones in one year as Sony Mobile. We saw the death of the Z range and the rise of the X series at Mobile World Congress 2016, while at MWC 2017, we have the continuation of the X range with four... Read more

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What's the difference?

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P9: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei is fast becoming a big name in the smartphone world, producing well-built and well-specced devices for less than its competitors. The recent Mate 9 was a good device, meaning expectations are high for the company's next P flagship.Well it's now... Read more

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P10 Plus: What's the difference?

Huawei P10 vs Huawei P10 Plus: What's the difference?

By Mike Lowe

A new phone's in town: the Huawei P10. It comes in green, if you want. It also comes in a Plus-sized and more powerful model: the Huawei P10 Plus.So what, exactly, is the difference between these two models and which one will best suit your needs?Huawei... Read more