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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

LG G6 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

LG G6 vs LG G5: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

The launch of LG's next flagship is finally here, following months and months of rumours and teasers. The new device has made its debut at Mobile World Congress on 26 February, bringing with it a huge display, all new design and some great specs.Here... Read more

Best Android Wear 2.0 apps for your watch: Google Fit, Uber, and more

Best Android Wear 2.0 apps for your watch: Google Fit, Uber, and more

By Elyse Betters

Android Wear 2.0 is finally here, and that means apps can now be directly installed on your watch and run without your phone.You will longer need your phone nearby to use apps on your Android Wear device, because instead of requiring a tethered connection... Read more

LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What’s the difference?

LG Watch Sport vs LG Watch Style: What’s the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG has announced two new smartwatches, designed in collaboration with Google. The two devices will be the poster boys for Android Wear 2.0, which launches at the same time, bringing some excellent new features.As their names suggest, the LG Watch Style... Read more

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Sky Q has been around for just over a year and has been the undisputed king of paid TV in all that time. Now a new kid is on the block, hoping to steal that crown.Virgin TV is the collective name for a new family of devices and services from Virgin Media,... Read more

7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there

7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there

By Elyse Betters

Love him or hate him, Edward Snowden made many of us more aware.We now pay close attention to our online privacy and care about things like metadata, surveillance, digital snooping, and data theft. While governments and companies wage war about how much... Read more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

By Rik Henderson

Film and TV show streaming services have become increasingly important to the way that we want to consume our content in the UK.As well as the free platforms from the country's major broadcasters, such as BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, digital subscription,... Read more

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

HTC U Ultra vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced a new family of smartphones in the U range, designed to focus on delivering smartphones that serve you better, as their names suggest.The U Ultra debuted alongside the mid-range U Play, and although the U Ultra isn't HTC's 2017 flagship,... Read more

HTC U Ultra vs U Play: What's the difference?

HTC U Ultra vs U Play: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced two new smartphones in the form of the U Ultra and the U Play, both of which have been designed to focus around you, as their names suggest.The two devices feature very similar and unique designs, but they differ in what they offer in... Read more

Best of CES 2017 - Headphones: Audio-Technica, AKG, Sennheiser and more

Best of CES 2017 - Headphones: Audio-Technica, AKG, Sennheiser and more

By Max Langridge

Headphones and speakers always attract large crowds at CES and 2017 was no different. They both represent the most affordable way to get into hi-fi while also offering a personal listening experience. One of the clearest messages we got from CES 2017... Read more

Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

By Britta O'Boyle

Smartwatches and fitness trackers have yet again had a noticeable presence at CES 2017. We haven't seen as many devices as previous years, but there have been a number of announcements within the smartwatch and fitness tracking fields worthy of attention.From new... Read more

Best of CES 2017 - Speakers: B&O, LG, and more

Best of CES 2017 - Speakers: B&O, LG, and more

By Max Langridge

Speakers always get a good shout-out at CES and this year was no different. Multi-room is still a rapidly growing market and Dolby Atmos surround sound is now trickling down into more affordable soundbars. Here are some of the best we've seen from the... Read more

Best of CES 2017 - Cars: All the major automotive announcements from the show

Best of CES 2017 - Cars: All the major automotive announcements from the show

By Max Langridge

Considering CES is a consumer electronics show, you may wonder what business cars have turning up at the show.Nowadays cars can have more technology in them than your average home. Whether it be electric power, in-car entertainment or self-driving/autonomous... Read more

Honor 6X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

Honor 6X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Chinese manufacturer Honor announced at CES 2017 that it would be bringing its 6X smartphone to the US and Europe. The device arrives in early January for £225 and it brings with it some pretty impressive specs for the cash.Here is how the Honor 6X compares... Read more

Honor 6X vs Honor 8: What's the difference?

Honor 6X vs Honor 8: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sub-brand of Huawei, Honor, has announced at CES 2017 that its 6X smartphone will be heading further than just China, with plans for both US and Europe.The Honor 5X's successor arrives on 4 January starting at £225, but how does it compare to the slightly... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A5 vs A3 vs S7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy A5 vs A3 vs S7: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 smartphones at CES 2017, adding two mid-tier devices to its portfolio.The A5 and A3 will be available towards the end of January, plugging the gap in the wait for the Galaxy S8 flagship, which is expected... Read more

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

Best iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus cases: Treat your new Apple devices

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus might be over a year old, but they are available all around the world from multiple retailers and they are cheaper than their successors - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.Not much changed in terms of design compared... Read more

Best iPad Pro 9.7 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro 9.7 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's iPad Pro 9.7 launched at an event in March 2016. The smaller iPad Pro was revealed in place of a next-generation Air model and it brings with it a host of features, including Apple Pencil compatibility and improved cameras on the front and rear.Despite offering... Read more

Best Sony PlayStation VR games you must play: Farpoint, Resident Evil 7, Batman and more

Best Sony PlayStation VR games you must play: Farpoint, Resident Evil 7, Batman and more

By Rik Henderson

Sony PlayStation VR was released at the tail end of last year and the £349 virtual reality headset should soon be back in stock to order.But what should you play after you finally make the plunge? The headset comes with a demo disc with tasters of several... Read more

Best iPhone SE cases: Protect your new 4-inch Apple smartphone

Best iPhone SE cases: Protect your new 4-inch Apple smartphone

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's iPhone portfolio includes a 4-inch smartphone, known to friends as the iPhone SE. The special edition smartphone succeeded the two-and-half-year-old iPhone 5S with a very similar design, identical measurements and some great hardware improvements.The... Read more

Best iPad Pro cases: Protect your new huge 12.9-inch Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro cases: Protect your new huge 12.9-inch Apple tablet

By Britta O'Boyle

The Apple iPad Pro was announced in September 2015 after months and months of rumours and speculation. It is no small device with a display size of 12.9-inches in comparison to the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 and its smaller brother, the 7.9-inch iPad mini 4,... Read more

Best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases: Protect your new Samsung device

Best Galaxy S7 and S7 edge cases: Protect your new Samsung device

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung latest flagship smartphones come in the form of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, both of which were the subject of many rumours in the run up to their official unveiling in March 2016.The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices offer a similar... Read more

Best Pixel and Pixel XL cases: Protect your new Google phone

Best Pixel and Pixel XL cases: Protect your new Google phone

By Britta O'Boyle

Google announced its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones at the beginning of October, revealing the new Android poster boys for all the world to see.The two devices take over from the popular Nexus range and they bring premium designs, flagship specs, and all... Read more

Google Pixel XL vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

Google Pixel XL vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google's Pixel and Pixel XL have been on the market for a few months now, and while it might not end up being the most popular among consumers, it's one of the best phones we've reviewed this year. The Pixel XL offers flagship specs and a premium design,... Read more

OnePlus 3T vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Battle of the big phones

OnePlus 3T vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Battle of the big phones

By Cam Bunton

OnePlus 3T is the latest phone from the original market disruptors, and comes as one of our most highly recommended smartphones of the year. It essentially took what was great about the OnePlus 3 and made it faster, and last longer.Similarly, the iPhone... Read more

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Captain America and more

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Captain America and more

By Rik Henderson

It's that magical time of the year and the Christmas lights are a-flashing, so you can be forgiven for feeling like you're missing out, stood there in normal non-flashing clothes.But hey, you could always get with the spirit of things and show your wacky... Read more

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video: Which streaming service is best for you?

By Rik Henderson

The rise of streaming services has continued at a swift pace over the last year, with many platforms available offering multiple kinds of entertainment for all manner of different tastes.However, there are two that remain the most talked about: Netflix... Read more

Apple says these were the best apps and games in 2016

Apple says these were the best apps and games in 2016

By Elyse Betters

It's that time of year again for the "best of" and "top ten" annual lists.Google just named the top-trending YouTube videos in 2016, and now Apple has announced its favourite apps, games, music, movies, and more. The company's top pick for apps is Prisma,... Read more

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

By Rik Henderson

There's a revolution happening in TV catch-up. Paid TV services have long offered on demand services, as have individual applications for a multitude of broadcasters, but now there's a subscription free alternative to catching up on television shows you've... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple unveiled several new devices at an event in March 2016, one of which was the update to the iPad Air 2, only it doesn't sit in the Air range. Instead, the latest 9.7-incher comes in the form of a smaller iPad Pro. We have put the specs of... Read more

Best TVs 2016: The best televisions available to buy today

Best TVs 2016: The best televisions available to buy today

By Max Langridge

Looking for a new TV but don't know what to buy? Then you've come to the right place. 2016 saw the rise of 4K Ultra HD TVs and even introduced a new TV technology, HDR, or High Dynamic Range. Big screen events such as the 2016 Rio Olympics may have been... Read more

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

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

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced the HTC 10 Evo, adding another beautiful metal unibody smartphone to its portfolio.The HTC 10 Evo carries many of the same specs as the Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt, but how does it compare to the flagship HTC 10?Read on as we run down... Read more

Best of the LA Motor Show 2016: Mercedes, Jaguar, and more

Best of the LA Motor Show 2016: Mercedes, Jaguar, and more

By Joe Simpson

Los Angeles: Hollywood, sun, sand, silicon and celebrity.But it's also the USA's home of car culture. Every November a major motor show rolls into town, where the traditional big car brands' satellite studios show their thinking about what will be happening... Read more

OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus's latest device - the OnePlus 3T - is the successor to the OnePlus 3 announced earlier this year bringing with it a faster processor and beefier battery.The new device will go against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and the Google Pixel... Read more

OnePlus 3T vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

OnePlus 3T vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus has just launched a faster and more efficient OnePlus 3, called the OnePlus 3T.Aside from the processor and battery capacity, many of the other specs are similar to the OnePlus 3, ensuring another flagship killer is going to be available very... Read more

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Sony has finally released its much-talked about PS4 Pro and it sets a new standard for console gaming.And considering Christmas is rapidly approaching, the Japanese firm has put it squarely, if a little unfairly, up against the Xbox One S.Microsoft... Read more

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Sony is undoubtedly king of this generation of consoles, with sales of the PlayStation 4 reaching unprecedented heights. But rather than rest on its laurels it has rejigged and improved its original offering, first with a slimmer model and a new DualShock... Read more

Xbox One S vs Xbox One: What's the difference?

Xbox One S vs Xbox One: What's the difference?

By Cam Bunton

During E3 this year, Microsoft unveiled not one but two future consoles. Project Scorpio will be the company's flagship, with full 4K gaming and high-end PC style specifications, but the first to hit the market is the Xbox One S.The Xbox One S is a bridge... Read more

Huawei P9 vs Huawei P9 Plus vs Huawei Mate 9: What's the difference?

Huawei P9 vs Huawei P9 Plus vs Huawei Mate 9: What's the difference?

By Mike Lowe

Huawei has a flagship to suit all tastes. The smallest is the P9, next in line is the larger P9 Plus, with the Mate 9 the largest of the three.The two P9 devices are almost identical, the Mate 9 is a much larger and different proposition. However, there... Read more

Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei has announced two new Mate smartphones: the Mate 9 and the Porsche Design Mate 9. The latter is a smaller, more premium model of the Mate 9, offering a curved display and a lovely premium build.First glance at the Huawei Porsche Design Mate 9... Read more