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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

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
Best upcoming smartwatches: Future wristwear to look forward to 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

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

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

Best movie streaming services in the UK
Best movie streaming services in the UK 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