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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

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

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

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

Google's Pixel phones traditionally arrive in the latter half of the year, normally around October when the next version of Android also arrives. In this case it's Android P. There has been a report to suggest we might see a mid-range Pixel appear in... 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

The new iPad Pro 2018 specs and rumours: What's the story so far?
The new iPad Pro 2018 specs and rumours: What's the story so far? By Britta O'Boyle

Here we round up all the speculation surrounding the new iPad Pro, together with some of our own thoughts about what super Apple tablet we might get during the latter half of 2018.Apple's Field Trip event in late March yielded a new standard 9.7-inch... 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

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

LG has announced the G7 ThinQ, its 2018 flagship smartphone that succeeds the LG G6 and takes from the LG V30S ThinQ that arrived more recently.The new device has some stiff competition in the smartphone market though, with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy... 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 has announced its 2018 flagship smartphone in the form of 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... 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

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

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

Which Fitbit is right for me?
Which Fitbit is right for me? By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has been kicking around for years, sitting at the top of its activity tracking class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same brand awareness.Chances are if you are reading this feature, you too have heard of it. The problem you... 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

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, PlayBar or PlayBase
Which Sonos speaker is best for you? One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, PlayBar or PlayBase By Britta O'Boyle

Multi-room speaker options are plentiful to say the least, with Denon, Samsung, LG and Bluesound all offering their own take.Unlike some of the newer additions to the multi-room speaker sector, Sonos has been kicking around for over a decade and it offers... 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

What is Siri? Apple's personal voice assistant explained
What is Siri? Apple's personal voice assistant explained By Britta O'Boyle

Siri is Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant and she, or he, has been around for several years now.The assistant first appeared on the iPhone 4S and it was described by Apple as the best thing on the iPhone during the launch presentation. As well... 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

65 funny things to ask Siri for a good giggle
65 funny things to ask Siri for a good giggle By Britta O'Boyle

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, you've probably met Siri, Apple's voice assistant. He is an interesting little fellow, sometimes useful, sometimes funny and other times, a sarcastic little so and so.To most questions you'll get a standard... 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

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

New Nissan Leaf 2018: Release date, specs and everything you need to know
New Nissan Leaf 2018: Release date, specs and everything you need to know By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan was the first to introduce an all-electric vehicle to the mass market with the original Leaf appearing way back in 2010. Since its arrival, Nissan has sold more than 283,000 cars, making it one of the world's best selling electric vehicles.With... 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

Best budgeting apps: 6 apps to take control of your finances
Best budgeting apps: 6 apps to take control of your finances By Britta O'Boyle

Keeping track of finances can be a tricky thing to do, especially if you have more than one account or any kind of credit or store card. Money comes in, money goes out and there is the classic saying, the more you earn the more you spend.It doesn't matter... Read more

Best dieting apps: 8 apps to help you lose weight
Best dieting apps: 8 apps to help you lose weight By Britta O'Boyle

January is here which means you'll probably have started drawing up a long list of New Year's resolutions that you have every determination of sticking to. There might be a certain place or activity on there, mixed in with a few other things like... Read more

New year: Seven tech resolutions to put on your list for 2018
New year: Seven tech resolutions to put on your list for 2018 By Britta O'Boyle

The clock has struck and another year has begun. You have probably made all sorts of resolutions - quit smoking, drink less, go out more, spend less, etc.While some of those are more manageable than others, we have rounded up seven tech resolutions that... Read more

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet
Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's iPad mini 4 was announced as the replacement for the iPad mini 3 way back in September 2015. It starts at £419 and it is the smallest tablet in the iPad portfolio with its 7.9-inch display, which is the same as the original iPad mini, iPad... Read more