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Best Amazon Prime Day smart home deals: Echo, Ring, Philips Hue, iRobot and more
Best Amazon Prime Day smart home deals: Echo, Ring, Philips Hue, iRobot and more By Britta O'Boyle

Amazon Prime Day is like a summer time version of Black Friday but rather than deals across multiple retailers, they are exclusive to Amazon and its Prime members. There are some excellent deals to be had including plenty of smart home ones from video... Read more

Amazon Prime Day tips: How to grab a bargain on Amazon Prime Day
Amazon Prime Day tips: How to grab a bargain on Amazon Prime Day By Britta O'Boyle

Amazon's Prime Day is finally here - the one day of the year except for Black Friday weekend where you can bag yourself some amazing discounts from the online retailer.Prime Day starts at 12 noon on 16 July and as the name suggests, you'll need to be... 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

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are similar to the previous iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but the iPhone X changes things up in terms of design and features. Here are the differences and similarities between the three iPhones, all released late last year.Check... Read more

Apple iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

As you'll know, Apple now has a premium iPhone called the iPhone X with Face ID but it is still selling several Touch ID iPhones. That means if you're in the market for a new iPhone, you have a decision to make. This feature explains how the iPhone... Read more

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

How does the iPhone X compare to the older iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S models though? If you're considering upgrading from your older iPhone model, or you want to know if the iPhone X is worth the big bucks, here is how it compares to the iPhone 7 and iPhone... Read more

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone X: What’s the difference?
Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone X: What’s the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

We pit the top iPhone against the best that Google has to offer - don't forget to check out our Pixel 2 XL review and the iPhone X review, too. Let's see how these devices compare. Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference? Google Pixel 2... Read more

Which is the best iPhone? iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 or iPhone X?
Which is the best iPhone? iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 or iPhone X? By Britta O'Boyle

There is plenty of choice when it comes to smartphones, almost too much in fact. Chances are if you are reading this feature, however, you have at least narrowed your options down to the Apple iPhone.So as you have discarded Android, as well as the other... 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

Best Sonos speaker? Sonos One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Beam, Playbar and Playbase compared
Best Sonos speaker? Sonos One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Beam, Playbar and Playbase compared By Britta O'Boyle

Multi-room speaker options are plentiful to say the least, with Denon, Samsung or LG and all offering their own take, with Apple, Amazon and Google now getting into the mix too.Unlike some of the newer additions to the multi-room speaker sector, Sonos... 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

The LG G7 ThinQ is the Korean company's 2018 flagship smartphone.The new device has some stiff competition in the smartphone market though, with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S9+, Huawei's P20 Pro and Google's Pixel 2 XL all offering plenty.We've already... 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's 2018 flagship smartphone is 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 Pixel 2 XL in separate... Read more

Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL specs, release date, news and rumours
Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL specs, release date, news and rumours By Britta O'Boyle

For Android fans there's little that's as exciting as the launch of a new Pixel with pure, unadulterated Android software. And leaks are hotting up for the 2018 Pixel models with a range of rumours already feeding the fire of speculation.  The best... Read more

LG V40 specs, rumours and news: What's the story so far?
LG V40 specs, rumours and news: What's the story so far? By Britta O'Boyle

LG traditionally announces two flagship smartphone ranges in a year. The first comes in the form of the G Series, with the latest model being the LG G7 ThinQ, while the second comes in the form of the V Series, the latest of which is currently the LG... Read more

Huawei Mate 20 specs, release date, rumours and news: What's the story so far?
Huawei Mate 20 specs, release date, rumours and news: What's the story so far? By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei may have already won several hearts over this year with its beautiful P20 Pro but the Chinese manufacturer isn't done yet. Like rivals LG with its V series and Samsung with its Note series, Huawei also releases two flagship smartphone ranges a... Read more

Nest Hello vs Ring Video Doorbell vs Doorbell 2 vs Doorbell Pro: What's the difference?
Nest Hello vs Ring Video Doorbell vs Doorbell 2 vs Doorbell Pro: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Nest Hello is the video doorbell from Nest. The company already offers various smart home devices including its popular Learning Thermostat and various cameras for both indoor and outdoor, but a video doorbell has been a long time coming.Ring meanwhile... Read more

WatchOS 5 features: What's in Apple's new watch software?
WatchOS 5 features: What's in Apple's new watch software? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple has revealed several new features that will be coming to Apple Watch with the WatchOS 5 software update.Some, though not all, of the new features were detailed during the company's Worldwide Developer Conference 2018 so we have rounded them up to... Read more

Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, IKEA, Osram and more
Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, IKEA, Osram and more By Britta O'Boyle

Having a smarthome isn't just about clever appliances or smartphone-controlled heating, you can also get clever lights too and that doesn't just mean smartphone control, it means all sorts of great features.You switch lights on or off everyday and they... Read more

Best Fitbit fitness tracker: Which Fitbit is right for you?
Best Fitbit fitness tracker: Which Fitbit is right for you? By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has been around for years, sitting at the top of its activity tracking class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same sort of brand awareness. For many, a fitness band is simply called "a fitbit", such has the impact been of this... Read more

Asus ROG Phone vs Razer Phone: What's the difference?
Asus ROG Phone vs Razer Phone: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Asus announced a new phone dedicated towards gaming in the ROG Phone. The device was announced at Computex in Taipei and it will compete with the likes of the excellent Razer Phone.The Asus ROG Phone brings with it a unique cooling system as well as... Read more

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 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

The best smart plugs 2018: Google, Alexa and Apple HomeKit control
The best smart plugs 2018: Google, Alexa and Apple HomeKit control By Britta O'Boyle

If you have ever walked out of your house and wondered a few minutes up the road whether you had turned the iron or straighteners off, smart plugs are what you need in your life.For some electronics it doesn't matter if you leave them on all day, except... 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

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

The best Google Pixel 2 cases: Protect your Google smartphone
The best Google Pixel 2 cases: Protect your Google smartphone By Britta O'Boyle

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature lovely designs with solid aluminium bodies and glass detailing on the rear. Both are IP67 water and dust resistant and both offer front-facing stereo speakers.The Pixel 2 XL is the more exciting of the two in... 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

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 indoor wireless security cameras 2018: See inside your home anytime
The best indoor wireless security cameras 2018: See inside your home anytime By Britta O'Boyle

A smart home consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smart home cool team - the camera.Smart home cameras will not... Read more

The best portable power banks 2018: Top power packs to take with you
The best portable power banks 2018: Top power packs to take with you By Britta O'Boyle

Battery packs should be superflous but, as advanced as smartphones have become in recent years, battery life is still something they haven't quite nailed.Some will last most of the day, others might get you through most of the evening too, but that's... Read more

The best fitness trackers 2018: Top activity bands to buy today
The best fitness trackers 2018: Top activity bands to buy today By Britta O'Boyle

It can be difficult to know where to start when looking for the best fitness tracker for you. There's such a breadth of choice. But that's where we come in.We've rounded up the top activity trackers available to buy today that we've reviewed here at Pocket-lint.... 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

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

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 iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device
Best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device By Britta O'Boyle

The Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were announced alongside the iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3 at the company's event in September. The two devices succeed the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, bringing improvements in hardware as well as a glass rear over aluminium... Read more

HTC U12+ to launch early May, sources say
HTC U12+ to launch early May, sources say By Britta O'Boyle

HTC will only announce one premium smartphone in 2018 and it will arrive in early May 2018 in the form of the HTC U12+, according to a report from Focus Taiwan. The site claims the May timing, which has previously been suggested by leakster Evan Blass,... Read more

Which Apple iPad is best for you? iPad mini vs iPad Air vs iPad vs iPad Pro
Which Apple iPad is best for you? iPad mini vs iPad Air vs iPad vs iPad Pro By Britta O'Boyle

There may not be as much choice as smartphones when it comes to tablets, but there are still a number of decisions to be made.If you are reading this, it is likely you have already decided on the platform, disregarding Android and Windows for iOS, and... Read more

The best iPhone X cases: Protect your new Apple device
The best iPhone X cases: Protect your new Apple device By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's iPhone X features a lovely design made up of a surgical-grade stainless steel frame coupled with a glass rear and an all-screen glass front. It's the kind of finish you really don't want to cover up with a case but you know if you don't use... 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

The best Galaxy S8 cases: Protect your S8 and S8+
The best Galaxy S8 cases: Protect your S8 and S8+ By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus offer stunning designs, huge displays and plenty of power. They come with IP68 waterproofing, super slim bezels, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and 18.5:9 ratio curved screens.As with all smartphones though, they won't... 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

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

Amazon Alexa review: What is Alexa and what can Amazon Echo do?
Amazon Alexa review: What is Alexa and what can Amazon Echo do? By Britta O'Boyle

Amazon Echo is one of a range of hands-free speakers and devices that can be controlled with your voice. The voice-controlled Amazon "personal assistant" on these devices is called Alexa, who will perform various tasks for you and control various systems.In... 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

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

Multi-room audio: What is it and how do you get it?
Multi-room audio: What is it and how do you get it? By Britta O'Boyle

Multi-room audio is as the name suggests, audio in multiple rooms. It's a concept that has been around for many years, with Sonos perhaps being the pioneer. While the very idea of pumping music around several rooms in your home is now easier than ever,... Read more

Sonos One review: Superb sound with the added bonus of Amazon Alexa
5.0 stars Sonos One review: Superb sound with the added bonus of Amazon Alexa By Britta O'Boyle

The Sonos One is is described by the company as "the smart speaker for music lovers" and it not only offers Amazon's Alexa, but it will offer Google Assistant in 2018 too, giving you a choice of the personal assistant you want to use. Sonos One vs Sonos... 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

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