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Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P: What's the difference?
Google Pixel XL vs Nexus 6P: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Google's new pure Android handsets are no longer branded as Nexus, instead moving over to Pixel and tagged as "Made by Google". This is a new direction for Google as the company takes control of its smartphone business more directly as it targets the... Read more

Google Nexus vs Google Pixel: What's the difference?
Google Nexus vs Google Pixel: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Google set the cat amongst the pigeons when it announced the Pixel C tablet in 2015. Launched alongside the two new Nexus handsets (Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P), this new tablet came Pixel branded, rather than Nexus branded. The previous Pixel product we... 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

HTC Desire 10 Pro vs Desire 10 Lifestyle: What's the difference?
HTC Desire 10 Pro vs Desire 10 Lifestyle: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

HTC has pulled the old trick of launching two devices with the same sort of name, but with very different specs.The HTC Desire 10 is the latest addition to HTC's mid-range. One of the distinctive things about the Desire 10 is the design, with gold trim... Read more

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced two new iPhones to its portfolio in early September in the form of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The two new devices join the one year-old iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, along with the smaller iPhone SE that arrived in March.There were... Read more

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

Apple's new iPhones - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - are now available to buy following their announcement on 7 September. Once again, Apple is offering a big iPhone and a smaller iPhone.We've compared the standard iPhone 7 to the iPhone 6S and iPhone... Read more

Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced two new iPhones at an event in September, comprising the iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus.In previous years, the two iPhones - the standard and the Plus - have been almost identical aside from their physical size and the inclusion... Read more

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

Apple announced the next generation of its iPhones at an event in San Francisco on 7 September.Despite some rumours suggesting otherwise, the two new handsets are being called the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, following the traditional naming cycle.Plenty... Read more

Motorola Moto Z vs Moto Z Play: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto Z vs Moto Z Play: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola offers both the Moto Z and the Moto Z Play in the UK. The two devices can both be used with Moto Mods and they are both customisable through Moto Maker.The Moto Z starts at £499, while the Moto Z Play starts at £370, but how do they differ?We... Read more

LG V20 vs LG V10: What's the difference?
LG V20 vs LG V10: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

LG has announced the successor to its LG V10 in the form of the LG V20 at an event in San Francisco.The new device is the first smartphone to arrive with Android Nougat straight out of the box and it brings with it some impressive specs.Question is, how... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge: What's the difference?
Sony Xperia XZ vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

The next Sony Xperia flagship has made its debut at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, going by the name XZ.As you might expect, it brings with it Sony's signature OmniBalance design, along with your standard flagship specs. How does it compare... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ vs Xperia X Performance vs Xperia X: What's the difference?
Sony Xperia XZ vs Xperia X Performance vs Xperia X: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced its next Xperia flagship - the Xperia XZ at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin.The device has leaked several times over the last few months and aside from the name, many of the rumours were accurate, resulting in only a couple... Read more

Sony Xperia X Compact vs Z5 Compact vs Z3 Compact: What’s the difference?
Sony Xperia X Compact vs Z5 Compact vs Z3 Compact: What’s the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced a new Xperia Compact at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, adding to its X Series portfolio.The Xperia X Compact launches alongside the flagship Xperia XZ, bringing Sony's smartphone total to six for 2016 alone.How does the new... Read more

Best Galaxy Note 7 cases: Protect your new Samsung device
Best Galaxy Note 7 cases: Protect your new Samsung device By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is the latest smartphone to join the company's 2016 flagship portfolio, sitting alongside the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, and it is stunning.The new smartphone takes its design cues from the Galaxy S7 edge, bringing a beautiful... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5 vs Note 4: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5 vs Note 4: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's next Galaxy Note device has been revealed at an event in New York, adding another smartphone to the company's 2016 flagship portfolio.By default, the next Note should be called the Note 6 but Samsung skipped a digit and headed straight for... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S7: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S7: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has finally announced the next generation of Galaxy Note at an event in New York, putting all the rumours to rest. The new device is going by the name of Galaxy Note 7, rather than Galaxy Note 6, in order for it to be better associated with... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced its next Galaxy Note device at an event in New York. By default, the new smartphone should be called the Note 6, but Samsung has jumped a digit in order to align the Note with its current 2016 flagships.The Galaxy Note 7 arrives... Read more

Bush E3X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?
Bush E3X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Bush has announced a budget smartphone that will be available exclusively through Argos for £200, called the E3X.It's got some pretty decent specs under its hood for its price tag, but how does it stand up to the kings of the budget smartphone world... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy Note 3: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy Note 3: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced its latest Note, adding to its 2016 flagship smartphone line-up. The Galaxy Note 7 brings a fabulous design and some serious power with it, something that has come to be expected from the Note range.The latest Note device to come... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Best cases, accessories and chargers for the new phone
Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Best cases, accessories and chargers for the new phone By Rik Henderson

Samsung unveiled its new phone at simultaneous events in New York, London and Rio and afterwards we got a chance to check out all the official cases and accessories for the device.The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be first in the family to come to the UK... Read more

Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: So you can Pokemon Go and Go and Go
Best battery cases for iPhone 6S: So you can Pokemon Go and Go and Go By Britta O'Boyle

The biggest problem facing modern smartphones is battery life. If you're part of the Pokemon Go craze and you keep running out of battery, then a battery case will let you catch more Pokemon. Or you might just work long hours, make a lot of calls and... Read more

Motorola Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus vs Moto G4 Play vs Moto G (2015): Which should you choose?
Motorola Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus vs Moto G4 Play vs Moto G (2015): Which should you choose? By Britta O'Boyle

The king of budget smartphones - the Moto G - has been updated, again. There isn't just one model marking the fourth generation of the handset though, instead Lenovo-owned Motorola announced three - the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and the Moto G4 Play.The... Read more

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G3 (2015): What's the difference?
Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G3 (2015): What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched a flurry of smartphones this year, one of which is the new Moto E.It's being called the Moto E3 and it offers some pretty decent specs for its £99.95 price tag. With last year's Moto G now starting at just £129 though,... Read more

BlackBerry DTEK50 vs BlackBerry Priv: What's the difference?
BlackBerry DTEK50 vs BlackBerry Priv: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

BlackBerry is said to be announcing three smartphones over the next 12 months, the first of which has debuted as "the world's most secure Android smartphone".The device was codenamed Hamburg and Neon in rumours leading up to its announcement, but... Read more

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G4 vs G4 Plus vs G4 Play: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G4 vs G4 Plus vs G4 Play: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has announced several smartphones this year, including a new Moto Z range, a refreshed Moto G range comprising three devices alone and an updated Moto E.The Moto G range and Moto E both sit within the budget end of the market, but with four... Read more

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto E (2015): What's the difference?
Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto E (2015): What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched several phones this year, hitting a range of price points. The Moto Z aims for the higher end of the market, the Moto G falls towards to lower end of the mid-range, while the latest Moto E continues to fulfill the budget... Read more

Best LG G5 cases: Protect your new LG smartphone
Best LG G5 cases: Protect your new LG smartphone By Britta O'Boyle

LG announced its new flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress at the end of February and it's a beauty. The G5 was one of the more interesting announcements that came out of the trade show in Barcelona, mainly thanks to its modular design.The LG... Read more

Best HTC 10 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone
Best HTC 10 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone By Britta O'Boyle

HTC's latest and greatest flagship finally arrived in April. The HTC 10 is a beautiful device offering a full metal build, chamfered edges on the front and the rear, as well as some cracking specs.The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 powers the show, supported... Read more

OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus X: Which should you choose?
OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus X: Which should you choose? By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus finally unveiled its latest "flagship killer" at an event in June following months and months of rumours. As expected, the OnePlus 3 follows in the path of its predecessor, offering tremendous value for money but is it the right OnePlus device... Read more

Moto Z vs Moto Z Force vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?
Moto Z vs Moto Z Force vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Lenovo-owned Motorola has announced four devices this year comprising the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and the more recent Moto Z and Moto Z Force.The Moto G4 and G4 Plus target the budget end of the smartphone market, while the Moto Z and Moto Z Force aim for... Read more

Moto Z vs Moto X: Force, Style, Play compared
Moto Z vs Moto X: Force, Style, Play compared By Britta O'Boyle

Lenovo-owned Motorola announced its latest flagship smartphones at the beginning of June in the form of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force.The two devices succeed the Moto X range of devices, of which there were three announced last year, but what else is different... Read more

OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs LG G5 vs HTC 10 vs Moto Z: What's the difference?
OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs LG G5 vs HTC 10 vs Moto Z: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus has announced its latest "flagship killer", the OnePlus 3. The device once again packs in some powerful specs and massively undercuts its competition in terms of price, as we have come to expect from the Chinese company.How does the OnePlus 3... Read more

Motorola Moto Z vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10 vs LG G5: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto Z vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10 vs LG G5: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Motorola took to the stage at Lenovo Tech World 2016 to unveil the new Moto Z. This new super smartphone replaces the Moto X as the flagship Moto device. It's packed with flagship specs and innovation, looking to offer you something a little different,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Active: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Active: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

If you're looking for a rugged phone, you have a new option through AT&T.AT&T and Samsung partnered on a tougher version of the Galaxy S7, called the Galaxy S7 Active. Both companies have been working on these types of devices since the Galaxy S4 Active... Read more

Sony Xperia X vs Xperia Z vs Xperia M: What's the difference?
Sony Xperia X vs Xperia Z vs Xperia M: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile churns out smartphones like they are going out of fashion. There are currently four devices available to buy across its M range and Z range, but the company has another four within the new X range, three of which will launch in the summer.... Read more

Best iOS keyboards: The top third-party ones to try, and how to set them up
Best iOS keyboards: The top third-party ones to try, and how to set them up By Elyse Betters

When Apple introduced iOS 8 a couple years ago, it also introduced support for third-party keyboards, meaning you get to install and use whatever type of keyboard you prefer, including glide-typing keyboards and GIF-search keyboards and emoji-only keyboards.People... Read more

Apple iPhone 6S vs Apple iPhone 6: Is it worth the upgrade?
Apple iPhone 6S vs Apple iPhone 6: Is it worth the upgrade? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in September 2015, but despite being an S year, the company claimed it "changed everything about the new iPhones". The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus succeed the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, although the two... Read more

Huawei P9 vs P8: Is it worth upgrading?
Huawei P9 vs P8: Is it worth upgrading? By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei has made several smartphone announcements over the last few months. The Mate S and the Mate 8 both arrived in the latter half of 2015 and received plenty of praise. They are now joined by the Chinese company's next flagship and it's bigger brother... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: Which is better?
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: Which is better? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung and LG both unveiled their 2016 flagship smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in March and both are now available to buy in the UK and the US.The Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 see the South Korean companies go head-to-head once again.... Read more

LG Stylus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference?
LG Stylus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

LG announced the Stylus 2 smartphone at Mobile World Congress back in March and it is now available exclusively through O2 in the UK.The device arrived alongside the X Series of smartphones, as well as the flagship LG G5 and while its specs aren't groundbreaking,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: Which is better?
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10: Which is better? By Britta O'Boyle

If you're into smartphones, you probably already know that Samsung is lining up to be crowned with the Galaxy S7. The company has already seen success with its newest smartphone, but it has another challenger.HTC is back and this time there's a serious... Read more

HTC 10 vs LG G5: Which is better?
HTC 10 vs LG G5: Which is better? By Britta O'Boyle

HTC announced its next flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, at the beginning of April, looking to re-find form and take the fight to the likes of Samsung and LG.LG's modular handset, the LG G5, came earlier in the year and it brought a range of innovations,... Read more

Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple confirmed the iPhone SE at an event in Cupertino in March, putting to rest all the rumours.The iPhone SE succeeds the 4-inch iPhone 5S, bringing a new and improved smaller iPhone to the company's line up.We have put the specs of the iPhone SE... Read more

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

Apple finally announced a new 4-inch iPhone, following months and months of rumours. The iPhone SE was unveiled at an event in Cupertino in March and it replaces the existing iPhone 5S.For those wondering how it compares to the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone... Read more

HTC 10 vs One M9: Which is better?
HTC 10 vs One M9: Which is better? By Britta O'Boyle

HTC announced a new flagship, the HTC 10, at the beginning of April. It's a new start for the company's flagship smartphone, dropping both the One name and the M designation.It comes in to right the wrongs of the HTC One M9, a phone that took an awkward... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs HTC 10: Which is the best flagship?
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs HTC 10: Which is the best flagship? By Chris Hall

If you're looking for a new smartphone in 2016, you're facing a tough decision, with plenty of competitive devices on offer.Samsung was the first to announce, showing off the new Galaxy S7 models, with the S7 edge attracting rave reviews.HTC let the dust... Read more

Best Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P cases: Protect your new Google devices
Best Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P cases: Protect your new Google devices By Britta O'Boyle

Google's Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P were announced after much speculation during an event in San Francisco at the end of September 2015.The Nexus 5X is a 5.2-inch smartphone with a metal frame and a exchangeable polycarbonate rear, while the Nexus 6P is... Read more

HTC Sense 8.0 vs Sense 7.0: New features tweaks and changes reviewed
HTC Sense 8.0 vs Sense 7.0: New features tweaks and changes reviewed By Chris Hall

The HTC 10 brings with it a new version of Sense that's moved a fair distance from the experience on HTC's previous flagship device, the HTC One M9, with a change in software emphasis.We've been tracking the changes in Sense for a number of years, but... Read more

Huawei P9 vs P9 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: What's the difference?
Huawei P9 vs P9 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs LG G5: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei launched its new flagships - the P9 and P9 Plus - at an event in London in April. The P9 was the subject of rumours for several months, as well as plenty of image leaks so if you followed the speculation, its design probably didn't come as... Read more

iPhone 6S Plus vs SGS7 edge vs LG G5: Which is best at taking photos?
iPhone 6S Plus vs SGS7 edge vs LG G5: Which is best at taking photos? By Mike Lowe

Phone cameras have become mighty impressive in recent years, almost making dedicated cameras redundant. As we push into 2016 the new wave of flagship devices come with formidable camera specs. And having reviewed the LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S7 edge: Which should you choose?
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S7 edge: Which should you choose? By Rik Henderson

Two new Samsung flagship Android phones are now available, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. They replace the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, making some of the best smartphones even better. But if you're in the market for a new smartphone,... Read more