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Best smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy today

By Chris Hall

So, you want to buy a new smartphone? If you're looking for the best smartphones, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop.We continually update... Read more

Best Android phones 2017: These are the Androids you're looking for

Best Android phones 2017: These are the Androids you're looking for

By Britta O'Boyle

Android now makes up a huge proportion of the smartphone market. Unlike Apple where you have the choice of a smaller, larger or super expensive iPhone, in Android you have some serious decisions to make when it comes to buying a new phone.Android celebrates... Read more

Last minute Cyber Monday week SIM-only deals: Free £100 EE Reward card

Last minute Cyber Monday week SIM-only deals: Free £100 EE Reward card

By Hassan Mohammed

Over the past few years, SIM-only contracts have seen something of a resurgence in the consumer market. There are at least two reasons for this. Firstly, carriers (or networks) don't make much money on selling phones, and so they can make practically... Read more

Best budget smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy for under £200

Best budget smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy for under £200

By Britta O'Boyle

The budget smartphone market has really come into its own over the last couple of years, with numerous devices appearing with price tags under £200 and an aim to offer you a good enough smartphone experience that you don't need to splash half a grand... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK phone deals: Apple iPhone 8, Samsung S8 and Pixel 2 sales

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK phone deals: Apple iPhone 8, Samsung S8 and Pixel 2 sales

By Chris Hall

There's no doubt that the smartphone is king. It's probably the device that you use the most, covet the most and pay the most for, on a regular basis. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 already getting underway for many phone retailers already,... Read more

OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus has announced an upgrade to its OnePlus 5 smartphone. The new device, called the OnePlus 5T, is available to pre-order as of 16 November, five months after the original 2017 flagship from the company.We've compared its specs to the OnePlus... Read more

OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus has announced another smartphone at an event in New York on 16 November in the form of the OnePlus 5T. Rumours for the new device increased from zero to multiple in a matter of days earlier in the month but now everything is official.How does it... Read more

OnePlus 5T vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5T vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus has announced the OnePlus 5T, its second flagship smartphone of 2017. The new device offers very similar hardware to the OnePlus 5, but it brings with it a 18:9 aspect ratio display, putting it in the same playing field as the likes of the Samsung... Read more

OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8+: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8+: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus has announced its second 2017 flagship, the OnePlus 5T, which will be available to pre-order from 16 November and on sale from 21 November.The new handset offers the same hardware as its predecessor, the OnePlus 5, but it brings an 18:9 aspect... Read more

Best Qi wireless chargers for the new Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Best Qi wireless chargers for the new Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

By Cam Bunton

The iPhone has finally joined the Qi charging game, years after the first wireless charging smartphones came to market. Apple's iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X all have glass backs, with a conductive charging receiver hiding beneath them.It may be a little... Read more

Which is the best 2017 budget smartphone under £400?

Which is the best 2017 budget smartphone 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.There are numerous... Read more

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2018

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2018

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, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing.We've rounded up the best smartphones for... Read more

Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Pistols at dawn for the ultimate face off

Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Pistols at dawn for the ultimate face off

By Chris Hall

Apple announced the iPhone X in September, celebrating 10 years of the iPhone with a new premier edition of the handset. Apple says this is the future of smartphones, losing the home button, embracing new technologies and being the biggest shift in iPhone... Read more

Which iPhone is best for you? iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 or iPhone X?

Which iPhone is best for you? 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 iPhone.So as you have discarded Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry,... 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

Apple announced the iPhone X during its September event alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The X device brings with it a more exciting design, alongside a number of hardware differences compared to the more standard 8 and 8 Plus.How does it compare... 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 iPhones at the beginning of September 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... Read more

HTC U11+ vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

HTC U11+ vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced the U11+, a slightly larger, more exciting version of the U11 flagship that appeared earlier this year. The new device follows the trend of super slim bezels and a huge display but without the huge footprint, putting it on par with... Read more

HTC U11+ vs HTC U11: What's the difference?

HTC U11+ vs HTC U11: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced two new smartphones at an event on 2 November, one of which is the HTC U11+ - a larger version of the HTC U11 that graced us with its presence earlier this year.The HTC U11+ has been heavily rumoured over the last couple of weeks,... Read more

HTC U11 Life vs HTC U11: What's the difference?

HTC U11 Life vs HTC U11: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

HTC has announced two new U handsets at an event in Taipei. The two devices come in the form of the U11 Life and the U11 Plus, both following on from the U11 flagship that launched earlier this year.The HTC U11 Life has been described as the "little... 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

Google announced two new flagship smartphones in the form of the Pixel and the Pixel XL at an event in October. The latter is the more progressive of the two devices, with a design that follows the trend of other 2017 flagship devices, such as the Samsung... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Mate 9: What's the difference?

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Mate 9: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei announced the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design at an event in Munich on 16 October. The big-screened devices follow on from last year's Mate 9 but they bring a number of differences with them.We have compared the Mate 10 and Mate... Read more

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google announced two new Pixel phones at its event on 4 October. The two new smartphones were revealed alongside a new Google Home Mini, Google Home Max, new Daydream and a new Pixelbook.Naturally, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL differ in physical size... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Mid-Range Smartphone

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Mid-Range Smartphone

By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating the nominations across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to games and cameras.All of the devices and products nominated have been reviewed by us in full over the... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Smartphone

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Smartphone

By Britta O'Boyle

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of November for the 14th year, celebrating the best devices over the last 12 months across 18 categories. The categories span phones, tablets and games to cameras, smarthome and cars... Read more

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel and Pixel XL: What's the difference?

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel and Pixel XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google has announced the new Pixels at an event on 4 October, with the two new smartphones succeeding the Pixel and Pixel XL.There were plenty of rumours surrounding the two devices but now all the details are finally official so here is how the Pixel... 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

Apple's new iPhones have finally been announced following months and months of speculation. They come in the form of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and a more premium model called the iPhone X but Apple is still selling the iPhone 7 models and the iPhone 6S models.That... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 8 in August, expanding its 2017 flagship line up with another stunning device, this time with stylus functionality.The Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus on the other hand, are coming up to a year old now but they are still... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced its Galaxy Note 8 on 23 August, eight days before LG announced its second flagship smartphone of 2017 - the LG V30.The Galaxy Note 8 brings with it a lovely design with an almost all-screen front, a dual rear camera and an all-new... Read more

LG V30 vs LG V20: What's the difference?

LG V30 vs LG V20: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG has announced its second flagship smartphone of 2017 at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin. The smartphone comes in the form of the LG V30, succeeding the V20 that launched in September last year.Although in the past the V series hasn't been... Read more

LG V30 vs LG G6: What's the difference?

LG V30 vs LG G6: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG announced its second flagship of 2017 at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin. The company revealed the LG V30 during its press conference on 31 August, offering a great design and great specs.Question is, how does it compare to LG's current... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's next Note device was unveiled at an event on 23 August in New York following months of rumours. The new Galaxy Note 8 joins the Galaxy S8 and S8+ as the company's third flagship smartphone in 2017, adding a stylus to the mix.The question is,... Read more

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Protect your new 6.3-inch phablet

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Protect your new 6.3-inch phablet

By Elyse Betters

If you bought the Note 8, you'll want to protect your investment.Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8 has just been announced, and it's priced at £869 in the UK, which isn't exactly cheap. It would suck to get this device, then drop it within the first week of... Read more

Best US contract deals available today for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Best US contract deals available today for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

By Hassan Mohammed

Here we round up the best handset deals available to you in the US for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. With many phones looking like clones, or brands nonchalantly pushing out the same old design year-on-year, Samsung is in that favourable position... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy Note 7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy Note 7: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung officially unveiled the new Note 8 on 23 August at its Unpacked event in New York. The new Galaxy Note 8 succeeds the Galaxy Note 7, a device that started off as an excellent smartphone until battery issues saw it discontinued, leaving Note users... Read more

Nokia 8 vs HTC U 11: What's the difference?

Nokia 8 vs HTC U 11: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Nokia announced its 2017 flagship smartphone at an event in August in the form of the Nokia 8. It joins the company's portfolio of three Android devices that were introduced at the beginning of the year, but it brings more advanced hardware and a couple... Read more

Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

By Cam Bunton

Andy Rubin, one of the original creators of Android, is back with a bang. The Essential Phone looks to give you as much as possible from a device without bogging you down with technology that gets in the way.It's minimalist, durable and has an amazing... Read more

Essential Phone (PH-1) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

Essential Phone (PH-1) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

The Essential Phone, or PH-1, is the latest in the line up of Android smartphones. It comes from one of the original creators of the Android platform, Andy Rubin, and it has been designed with minimalism and durability in mind. It has an edge-to-edge... Read more

Nokia 8 vs Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3: What's the difference?

Nokia 8 vs Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Nokia announced three Android devices at Mobile World Congress at the beginning of the year as it began its fight back into smartphones. Since then, it has now launched a fourth model, looking to sit at the top of its portfolio, whilst taking on the... Read more

Nokia 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

Nokia 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Nokia has announced a fourth Android smartphone to its 2017 portfolio. The company, which is now under the brand HMD Global, announced the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 in March but the true flagship contender comes in the form of the Nokia 8.How does the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active vs Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active vs Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced a rugged version of its super Galaxy S8 smartphone. The company has described the Galaxy S8 Active as the "toughest Galaxy yet", adding various alterations that turn the S8 into a more suitable device for those in the construction... Read more

Motorola Moto C vs Moto E4 vs Moto G5 vs Moto Z2: Which Moto is right for you?

Motorola Moto C vs Moto E4 vs Moto G5 vs Moto Z2: Which Moto is right for you?

By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has already announced several smartphones in 2017, 10 if you're counting.There are two Moto Cs, two Moto Es, four Moto Gs and two Moto Zs so far and based on the rumours, that won't be the last we hear from the Lenovo-owned company before the... Read more

Motorola Moto G5 vs G5 Plus vs G5S vs G5S Plus: What are all these Moto phones?

Motorola Moto G5 vs G5 Plus vs G5S vs G5S Plus: What are all these Moto phones?

By Britta O'Boyle

Lenovo has already announced nine Motorola smartphones this year. Yes nine. Four of those sit in the Moto G range with the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus released at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the newer, "special edition" Moto G5S and Moto G5S... Read more

LG Q6 vs LG G6: What's the difference?

LG Q6 vs LG G6: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG has a new smartphone that goes by the name LG Q6 and it will go on sale in Korea at the beginning of August, with key markets in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas following.The device is being dubbed a mini G6 thanks to its FullVision... Read more

Motorola Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z vs Moto Z Force: What's the difference?

Motorola Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z vs Moto Z Force: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has announced a second Moto Z device in the form of the Moto Z2 Force. It joins the Moto Z2 Play as the tougher and more premium device and with it marks the last of the Z devices being announced this year.That means there will be no "standard"... Read more

Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z2 Play: What's the difference?

Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z2 Play: What's the difference?

By Mike Lowe

There will be no second-generation Moto Z2 in 2017. Instead it's a choice between the battery-heavy Z2 Play or all-powerful Z2 Force (which isn't a Verizon exclusive in the States like the original Z Droid model, hence name change).At first glance both... Read more

The best July fourth tech deals

The best July fourth tech deals

By Hassan Mohammed

Happy July 4! To celebrate, we have rounded up the best July fourth 2017 deals available today in the world of tech. July 4 offers and dealsSamsung have a great July fourth offer where if you purchase a Samsung S8, you will receive a $200 gift card.... Read more

Original iPhone vs iPhone 7: What's the difference 10 years on?

Original iPhone vs iPhone 7: What's the difference 10 years on?

By Cam Bunton

Today, 29 June 2017, is 10 years to the day since the original Apple iPhone hit store shelves in the US. It's arguably the most significant mobile device ever launched, and no device before or since has had such a big impact on the market.Simply put,... Read more

Honor 9 vs Honor 8: What's the difference?

Honor 9 vs Honor 8: What's the difference?

By Mike Lowe

If you're looking for a relatively affordable mid-level phone then Honor's unveiling of the Honor 9 may well have sparked your interest - and not just because of its spangly Sapphire Blue finish. For this £380 phone delivers plenty of bang for your buck.Compared... Read more

OnePlus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus has announced its 2017 flagship, the OnePlus 5, which will be available from 27 June.There have been several rumours surrounding the new handset over the last few months, but with everything now official, how does it compete against its rivals?Here... Read more

OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus' next flagship killer has been stealing headlines over the last few weeks with several confirmations from the company itself prior to the launch. Now all the details are official though with the OnePlus 5 arriving seven months after the OnePlus... Read more