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Best iPhone XS and XS Max cases: Protect your new Apple smartphone
Best iPhone XS and XS Max cases: Protect your new Apple smartphone By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced the iPhone XS and XS Max during an event in September, alongside the iPhone XR and Apple Watch Series 4. The XS and XS Max are the top-of-the-range iPhones, bringing with them a beautiful premium design with an almost all-screen front,... Read more

Which is the best iPhone? iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone XR, or iPhone XS?
Which is the best iPhone? iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone XR, or iPhone XS? 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

Honor Play review: The best affordable phone on the planet
5.0 stars Honor Play review: The best affordable phone on the planet By Mike Lowe

There's a saying about busses: you wait ages for one and then three turn up at once. Although we can't apply that loose analogy to Honor specifically – the brand has had a steady stream arriving three-monthly for seemingly forever (Honor 10, Honor View... Read more

Apple iPhone XR vs iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone XR vs iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple revealed three new iPhones revealed at its September event, comprising a refreshed iPhone X, called the iPhone XS, a larger iPhone X called the iPhone XS Max and a replacement for the iPhone 8 called the iPhone XR. Yes you read that right, the iPhone... Read more

Apple iPhone XS vs XS Max vs iPhone XR: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone XS vs XS Max vs iPhone XR: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced three new iPhones during its September event, including a new iPhone X, a larger iPhone X and a cheaper model that offers the iPhone X design.The new iPhones go by the names iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, respectively. Here is... Read more

Apple iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max vs iPhone X: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max vs iPhone X: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple has announced a collection of new iPhones, with two new models that advance the iPhone X launched in 2017. They are the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max.But how do the iPhone XS and the XS Max compare to last year's iPhone X? We have put the specifications... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is now available, joining the company's Galaxy S9 and S9+ in the 2018 line up of flagship devices.We've compared the Note 9 to the Galaxy S9+ in a separate feature, but how does the new model compare to the Galaxy Note 8 that... 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

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 of different features and most importantly, at plenty of different price points.For some the... Read more

Honor smartphones compared: Honor 10 vs Honor 9 vs Honor 7 vs Honor 6
Honor smartphones compared: Honor 10 vs Honor 9 vs Honor 7 vs Honor 6 By Chris Hall

Honor is only a few years old - launched as a sub-brand of Chinese manufacturer Huawei in 2014 - but is quickly becoming a brand to be reckoned with. Good value for money, good build quality and some of the latest hardware combines in these handsets.There... Read more

Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2018 and 2019
Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2018 and 2019 By Chris Hall

With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, that there's anticipation for the next big thing.Here we look at those phones that haven't yet launched,... Read more

LG G7 ThinQ vs LG G7 Fit vs LG G7 One: What are all these LG phones?
LG G7 ThinQ vs LG G7 Fit vs LG G7 One: What are all these LG phones? By Chris Hall

LG has announced two new handsets, joining what it's now calling the "G7 platform". In a similar vein to having "play" or "lite" devices, LG is using the G7 name to carry its phones forward, rather than dropping them into another series.That might cause... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs S9+: What's the difference?
Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs S9+: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced its latest flagship smartphone at IFA 2018 in the form of the Xperia XZ3. The new device brings a lovely design, coupled with a curved OLED display, but how does it compare to its competition?This is the Sony Xperia XZ3 up against the... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ3 vs XZ2 vs XZ2 Premium: What's the difference?
Sony Xperia XZ3 vs XZ2 vs XZ2 Premium: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Sony typically announces a new flagship smartphone every six months, so it will come as no surprise to fans that the Xperia XZ2 has now been succeeded by the Xperia XZ3.The Xperia XZ2 was revealed at MWC 2018 in February, followed by the XZ2 Premium a... Read more

HTC U12 Life vs U11 Life: What's the difference?
HTC U12 Life vs U11 Life: What's the difference? By Mike Lowe

The mid-range phone market has a new entry: the HTC U12 Life. And it's a whole different beast compared to its U11 Life predecessor, featuring a larger screen, larger battery and smaller price tag. Here's the lowdown on the main differences.HTC U12 Life... Read more

The best Galaxy S9 deals for August 2018
The best Galaxy S9 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our roundup of all the latest Galaxy S9 deals and order info. The Galaxy S9 has now been released and networks have been offering some excellent deals. Looking for the best Galaxy S9+ deals instead? Here are all the latest Galaxy deals we've... Read more

The best mobile phone deals for August 2018: Find the right phone deal for you
The best mobile phone deals for August 2018: Find the right phone deal for you By Chris Hall

Looking for the best mobile phone deal? Look no further as our comparison table below enables you to select the contract phone deal that's right for you regardless of the handset that you are looking for.  Not sure what phone will suit you? Our handy... Read more

The best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals for August 2018
The best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ might have been surpassed by the S9 and S9+ but both are still amazing phones that deliver stacks of features.At the time of release, we said "the Samsung Galaxy S8 is a masterpiece; one with a few brush-strokes out of place, but... Read more

Compare the best Samsung Note 8 deals for August 2018
Compare the best Samsung Note 8 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

Because the Note 9 is imminent there are some cracking deals currently available for Samsung's outgoing top-end phone. We've rounded up the best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals from across the UK using our price comparison tool which displays the best prices... Read more

The best Huawei P20 deals and P20 Pro deals for September 2018
The best Huawei P20 deals and P20 Pro deals for September 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are available to buy SIM free and on a variety of contract plans.Huawei says the P20 Pro is especially selling well and has overtaken last year’s Huawei P10 Plus, outselling its predecessor by a huge 316 per cent.Indeed,... Read more

The best LG G7 ThinQ deals for August 2018
The best LG G7 ThinQ deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

LG's G7 ThinQ phone is now available to buy. O2 is offering the handset in Moroccan Blue and you can pre-order it right away. It's available from £33 a month for 1GB of data if you lay down £99.99 upfront. You can also claim a free phone case with... Read more

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 cases: Protect your new Samsung device
Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 cases: Protect your new Samsung device By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone at an event on 9 August. The new device joins the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in the company's 2018 line-up of flagship smartphones, adding an S Pen to the party.It's a fabulous looking device that refines the Note... Read more

The best iPhone X deals for August 2018
The best iPhone X deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Apple iPhone X is available in two colours, space grey and silver. It's the latest and greatest from Apple, the pinnacle of iPhone's 10 year history and the model for the future of Apple's trend-setting smartphone.It comes in two storage variants... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced its third flagship smartphone in the form of the Galaxy Note 9. There was plenty of speculation surrounding the device but now the details are official so how does it compare to the current competition?Here we are running the Galaxy... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9+: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9+: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced its latest Note device on 9 August at an event in New York, completing its line-up of 2018 flagship handsets.The Galaxy Note 9 sits alongside the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, primarily distinguishing itself from the other two handsets... Read more

The best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals for August 2018
The best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our guide to the very best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals. The Sony Xperia XZ2 is available in black, silver, blue and pink. SIM-free, the Xperia XZ2 price is £599 with a free PlayStation Plus membership worth £49.99 and the Xperia XZ2 Compact price... Read more

15 best smartphones 2018: The best phones available to buy today
15 best smartphones 2018: The best phones available to buy today By Chris Hall

Welcome to our guide to the best smartphone to buy today. We'll guide you through all the top mobile phones we've reviewed, both on Android and iOS. We continually update our best smartphone guide to reflect recent launches, recognise price changes,... Read more

The best Galaxy S9+ deals for August 2018
The best Galaxy S9+ deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

There are some great Galaxy S9 deals to be had if you are happy to shop around. We've scoured the web for all the best Samsung Galaxy S9+ prices and deals that are available right now. If you're looking for deals on the Samsung Galaxy S9 head here The... Read more

Motorola Moto Z3 vs Z3 Play vs Z2 Play vs Z2 Force: What’s the difference?
Motorola Moto Z3 vs Z3 Play vs Z2 Play vs Z2 Force: What’s the difference? By Mike Lowe

There's two new Moto Z handsets for 2018: the Z3 and Z3 Play. The former is a US exclusive, in essence replacing the Z2 Force, while the latter updates the Z2 Play.For this new generation there's no Force edition to be found, however, so how do the new... Read more

Honor Play vs Honor 10: What's the difference?
Honor Play vs Honor 10: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Honor has confirmed it will be announcing a new device at IFA 2018 and while we don't yet know what this device will be, many are expecting the Honor Play.The Honor Play recently launched in China so we already know a little bit about the new big-screened... Read more

Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Samsung A8 vs Moto G6 vs Nokia 7 Plus: Which is best?
Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Samsung A8 vs Moto G6 vs Nokia 7 Plus: Which is best? By Mike Lowe

With many flagship phones costing almost a grand - £1000 - it's no wonder more and more people are looking to affordable phones to buy outright. Besides, the quality offered by these devices is on the up.Following the Xiaomi Mi A2 global announcement... Read more

Motorola Moto G6 vs Moto G6 Plus vs Moto G6 Play: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto G6 vs Moto G6 Plus vs Moto G6 Play: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The Motorola G has a longstanding reputation as the affordable phone to beat. Well, that used to be the case. With the advancement of Chinese competition, Motorola in 2018 is taking a different tack by delivering no less than three Moto G6 phones: the... 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

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

Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: It's Samsung vs Apple in the clash of the titans
Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: It's Samsung vs Apple in the clash of the titans By Chris Hall

The world of top smartphones has polarised in the past few years into two distinct factions: Apple or Android. More specifically, it's Apple vs Samsung at the top of the tree for phones sold. Both shipped over 70 million devices in Q4 2017, occupying... Read more

Android vs iPhone: Which is best for you?
Android vs iPhone: Which is best for you? By David Nield

Few match-ups in tech get bigger than this – the one involving that indispensable gadget you carry around in your pocket every day. Should your smartphone be running Android? Or is the iPhone the smarter choice? Which is the best mid-range phone? On... 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

LG G7 ThinQ vs LG V30 vs LG G6: What's the difference?
LG G7 ThinQ vs LG V30 vs LG G6: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The LG G7 ThinQ is a new flagship for 2018 that will compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S9, Google's Pixel devices and Huawei's P20 handsets.The G7 ThinQ succeeds the LG G6 that launched in February 2017 with its 18:9 ratio display, one of... Read more

BlackBerry Key2 vs BlackBerry KeyOne: What's the difference?
BlackBerry Key2 vs BlackBerry KeyOne: What's the difference? By Cam Bunton

The BlackBerry Key2 is finally here, more than a year after the KeyOne launched to relieve BlackBerry fans who had been waiting years for a truly modern device that met their need to have a traditional BlackBerry-like physical keyboard.  BlackBerry Key2... Read more

The best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network for EU and abroad?
The best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network for EU and abroad? By Britta O'Boyle

Roaming data charges have been scrapped in Europe. You will now be able to use your bundled texts, minutes and mobile data anywhere in the European Union without it costing you any extra.That means uploading your holiday snaps to Facebook or Instagram... 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

LG V35 ThinQ vs LG V30: What's the difference?
LG V35 ThinQ vs LG V30: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

LG's V series is the alternative flagship model, often ranged alongside the G series. Traditionally the V series was larger, but felt a little niche; recently, LG has been doing more to make the V series more competitive.After the appearance of the LG... Read more

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Protect your 6.3-inch phablet
Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Protect your 6.3-inch phablet By Maggie Tillman

If you bought the Note 8, you'll want to protect your investment.Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8 has taken a bit of a price cut since it launched in August 2017, to £669 in the UK, which still isn't exactly cheap. It would suck to get this device, then drop... Read more

Best Huawei P20 and P20 Pro cases: Protect your new Huawei smartphone
Best Huawei P20 and P20 Pro cases: Protect your new Huawei smartphone By Max Langridge

Huawei has really taken the fight to the likes of Apple and Samsung this year with the P20 and P20 Pro. Both smartphones are fantastic alternatives to the other flagships, with the latter's triple-lens camera being nothing short of astonishingly good.... 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 Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the difference?
OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

OnePlus launched a new phone at an event in London on 16 May. The OnePlus 6 is the latest of the devices that were originally marketed as a "flagship killer", bringing a glass back and plenty of great specs with it.It has some serious competition this... 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