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Asus: "Why a notch? Because the user wants the biggest screen possible"
Asus: "Why a notch? Because the user wants the biggest screen possible" By Dan Grabham

Asus this week launched the Zenfone 5 but according to its head of global marketing, it is still learning a lot about the smartphone market.“In terms of smartphones, we’re just babies. We’re still learning” said Marcel Campos at a press event... Read more

OnePlus 5T review: A true flagship in every way
5.0 stars OnePlus 5T review: A true flagship in every way By Cam Bunton

Over the past four years, OnePlus has gained some serious momentum in the smartphone world. For better or worse, it's a company that draws the attention of technology enthusiasts.The biggest reason for this is that, since the beginning, it's sought to... Read more

The Honor 10's stunning design makes other smartphones look boring
The Honor 10's stunning design makes other smartphones look boring By Pocket-lint Promotion

Most phones these days are just boring bricks of black, with nothing standout or exciting about their design. And who wants that?The Honor 10 does things differently. With a stunning reflective auora glass rear, it's the design phone for 2018. People... Read more

LG G6 review: A truly great, trend-setting and underrated flagship
5.0 stars LG G6 review: A truly great, trend-setting and underrated flagship By Cam Bunton

For years, the LG G-series has been the Korean company's smartphone effort to outsmart its biggest local rival, Samsung, and do so at a more wallet-friendly price.But with the less-than-successful launch of the LG G5 in 2016 - largely down to its modular... Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Everything you need to know about Qualcomm's new mobile platform
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Everything you need to know about Qualcomm's new mobile platform By Chris Hall

Qualcomm has announced its next-gen mobile platform, the Snapdragon 845. Introduced at the company's Snapdragon Summit it is aimed squarely at 2018's most exciting devices.This platform takes the Snapdragon 835, which powered over 120 different devices... Read more

Oppo teases R15 design, notch and all
Oppo teases R15 design, notch and all By Max Langridge

Apple may not have been the first company to introduce a virtually bezel-less display on the iPhone X, but it was the first to introduce the notch design which houses the facial recognition camera and depth sensors. Since then, Android phone manufacturers... Read more

OnePlus may embrace the notch too with the OnePlus 6
OnePlus may embrace the notch too with the OnePlus 6 By Max Langridge

OnePlus may go down a very different design path this year for the OnePlus 6, if some recently leaked photos are to be believed. A couple of images purporting to be the front and back of the forthcoming device - which is confirmed to launch in the second... Read more

Light Phone 2 is a distraction-free phone with a minimalist look
Light Phone 2 is a distraction-free phone with a minimalist look By Elyse Betters

Have you ever wished smartphones were never invented?They're addictive and can consume our lives. Look around yourself at any point in the day, and you'll likely see people walking by on their phones, sitting at their desks on their phones, eating dinner... Read more

Huawei P20 Lite images and specs leak out ahead of March unveiling
Huawei P20 Lite images and specs leak out ahead of March unveiling By Elyse Betters

Huawei is prepping an update to its traditional flagship line, the P-series, and details for one of the upcoming devices has leaked.The company is developing P20 Pro, P20, and P20 Lite smartphones, which it will unveil next month at an event in Paris.... Read more

What is an eSIM and how will it change your future devices for the better?
What is an eSIM and how will it change your future devices for the better? By Rik Henderson

We could see phones and networks adopt electronic SIM cards for future smartphones - essentially removing the need to have a physical SIM card (and SIM slot). Apple has now turned to eSIM to add connectivity to the Apple Watch Series 3. The use of eSIM... Read more

Mobile World Congress 2018: All the announcements that matter
Mobile World Congress 2018: All the announcements that matter By Chris Hall

Mobile World Congress is the biggest mobile event of the year, seeing the launch of many of the top smartphones, smartwatches and tablets, as well as seeing the emergence of the hottest new trends in mobile, such as 5G. And it's been taking place this... Read more

Did LG secretly preview the LG G7 at MWC 2018? See the phone here
Did LG secretly preview the LG G7 at MWC 2018? See the phone here By Elyse Betters

LG has shown off its next G-series phone, but it did so rather quietly.LG normally releases two flagship phones a year, one in the form of the G-Series at the beginning of the year and the other in the form of the V-Series toward the latter half of the... Read more

LG V30S ThinQ is the V30 with AI smarts, but it's important none the less
LG V30S ThinQ is the V30 with AI smarts, but it's important none the less By Chris Hall

The LG V30S ThinQ isn't really a new phone, it's an interim step that gives us a big insight into where LG is looking - AI. Announced at Mobile World Congress 2018, the initial response to the LG V30s ThinQ is one of mild confusion. While rivals Samsung... Read more

Pocket-lint best of Mobile World Congress 2018: The top phones, tablets and laptops at MWC
Pocket-lint best of Mobile World Congress 2018: The top phones, tablets and laptops at MWC By Rik Henderson

Mobile World Congress, held annually in Barcelona, plays host to some of the biggest phone launches of the year. Samsung, Sony, Nokia and other major manufacturers all hold lavish press conferences to unveil their latest and greatest and Pocket-lint attends... Read more

Asus reveals ZenFone 5 and flagship ZenFone 5Z - but we won’t get the latter until later in 2018
Asus reveals ZenFone 5 and flagship ZenFone 5Z - but we won’t get the latter until later in 2018 By Dan Grabham

Asus has revealed three new phones in the form of the mid-range ZenFone 5 and flagship-spec ZenFone 5Z.Both have so-called notches at the top of the screen, leading to inevitable comparisons with other handsets already out there. According to Asus, it’s... Read more

Vivo Apex concept phone: Pushing bezel-free design to the limit
Vivo Apex concept phone: Pushing bezel-free design to the limit By Mike Lowe

At Mobile World Congress 2018 it was a lesser-known brand - in Europe, anyway - that produced one of the most exciting smartphones on the show floor: the Vivo Apex concept. MWC 2018: All the launches that mattered We've watched phone bezel shrink over... Read more

Cutting-edge camera, power save and AI tech coming to cheaper phones
Cutting-edge camera, power save and AI tech coming to cheaper phones By Dan Grabham

The mobile platforms that power our flagship phones are extremely powerful, but the chips inside mid-range phones and cheaper flagship phones lag behind.That’s changing with Qualcomm bringing out a new mobile platform that brings cutting-edge features... Read more

Bixby 2.0 to launch alongside Galaxy Note 9, will recognise individual voices
Bixby 2.0 to launch alongside Galaxy Note 9, will recognise individual voices By Max Langridge

Samsung mobile CEO DJ Koh has confirmed at a press conference at Mobile World Congress, that the latest version of company's own voice-assistant Bixby, will launch with the Galaxy Note 9. While Koh didn't put an exact date on the launch, the Galaxy Note... Read more

Motorola Moto E5 Plus surfaces with slim bezels and upgraded rear camera
Motorola Moto E5 Plus surfaces with slim bezels and upgraded rear camera By Elyse Betters

Following a leaked image purporting to be the Motorola Moto E5 earlier this year, a new image claiming to be the larger E5 Plus has been shared by usually reliable leaker Evan Blass.The image shows a phone with slim bezels, narrow display and what is... Read more

Apple might launch a 6.5-inch 'iPhone X Plus' in gold this autumn
Apple might launch a 6.5-inch 'iPhone X Plus' in gold this autumn By Elyse Betters

If you haven't heard already, Apple is supposedly working on a super-sized iPhone X that it might launch this autumn. A few reports have claimed that the company wants to roll out a plus-sized version of the iPhone X, but now, a new report from the very-credible... Read more

Android at MWC 2018: The pin badge festival is back
Android at MWC 2018: The pin badge festival is back By Chris Hall

For many, the annual "partner walk" from Android is one of the highlights of MWC. With so many partners at the show, Android provides a little fun relief for attendees at the Barcelona show.Taking a section of how the Fira Gran Via outside the exhibition... Read more

What are Moto Mods? Everything you need to know about the snap-on accessories for Moto Z
What are Moto Mods? Everything you need to know about the snap-on accessories for Moto Z By Mike Lowe

The smartphone industry is always seeking the next big thing. For Motorola that's Moto Mods (or Moto Snaps in some territories): clip-on Moto Z accessories - such as cameras, projectors, printers and more - that can transform a phone's functionality or... Read more

Mobile HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Mobile HDR Premium explained
Mobile HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Mobile HDR Premium explained By Chris Hall

Mobile HDR is one of the biggest tech advances for mobile devices. It's something that's been landing on flagship phones since 2017, with most manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung, HTC and Sony getting in on the act. It's following a trend that's... Read more

STK X2 offers a flagship-like experience for a wallet-friendly price
STK X2 offers a flagship-like experience for a wallet-friendly price By Max Langridge

British smartphone manufacturer STK has unveiled its latest, and what it says is its greatest, smartphone to date in the X2. Making its introduction at Mobile World Congress 2018, the STK X2 has an enviable specs and feature list for its £270 asking... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ2 camera explored: What's new?
Sony Xperia XZ2 camera explored: What's new? By Chris Hall

Sony has announced the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, bringing with it a range of boosts to the camera - something that Sony is known for.The Xperia XZ2 is a new flagship-level device, sitting on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 platform and shifting Xperia over... Read more

Nuu Mobile takes aim at the flagships with £199 G3
Nuu Mobile takes aim at the flagships with £199 G3 By Max Langridge

Mobile manufacturer Nuu Mobile is best known for producing affordable, entry-level smartphones. The company is changing its tactics slightly with its latest release, the G3, by giving it some mid- to high-end specs but all for the very affordable price... 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

Xperia XZ2 rethinks Sony Mobile design, brings 4K HDR video capture to the smartphone party
Xperia XZ2 rethinks Sony Mobile design, brings 4K HDR video capture to the smartphone party By Chris Hall

Sony has announced the anticipated Xperia XZ2, coming in two sizes, the full fat XZ2 at 5.7-inches and the XZ2 Compact at 5-inches. The refresh to Sony's flagship phones comes some 6 months after the announcement of the Xperia XZ1 models, but makes huge... Read more

Sony MWC 2018 press conference: How to watch it live
Sony MWC 2018 press conference: How to watch it live By Elyse Betters

Sony is holding a press conference at MWC 2018 to help kick off the biggest mobile event of the year.The company's keynote will likely cover new products and technologies it is developing. Keep in mind Sony used MWC 2017 to announce the Sony Xperia XA1... Read more

From Galaxy S to Galaxy S9, the timeline of Samsung's flagship Android phones in pictures
From Galaxy S to Galaxy S9, the timeline of Samsung's flagship Android phones in pictures By Rik Henderson

This Sunday, 25 February, Samsung will unveil its two latest flagship smartphones; the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.They will be announced on stage at a Samsung Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress and the world will be watching the livestream to get... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ official: Dual aperture camera and AR emoji boost a familiar design
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ official: Dual aperture camera and AR emoji boost a familiar design By Chris Hall

Update: we've now reviewed both of Samsung's latest handsets: check out our Galaxy S9 review and Galaxy S9+ review.Samsung has officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ at Mobile World Congress, revealing the most anticipated new smartphones... Read more

Nokia 8110 vs 3310: What's the difference?
Nokia 8110 vs 3310: What's the difference? By Dan Grabham

Last year, the Nokia 3310 came back from the dead. And it was a fun time, with Nokia Mobile dominating a lot of the mainstream media coverage of last year’s Mobile World Congress; even if it was a little bit of a distraction from the serious business... Read more

Nokia 8 Sirocco vs Nokia 8: What's the difference?
Nokia 8 Sirocco vs Nokia 8: What's the difference? By Dan Grabham

Nokia Mobile has announced a brand new flagship handset, the Nokia 8 Sirocco! It's the higher-end flagship follow up to the super Nokia 8 and cashes on the traditional Nokia strengths of functional design, decent pricing - and, these days, Android One. But... Read more

Nokia 7 Plus packs in a dual Zeiss camera and 18:9 display for mid-range dominance
Nokia 7 Plus packs in a dual Zeiss camera and 18:9 display for mid-range dominance By Chris Hall

Nokia's advance into Android continues, with a Plus size version of a phone launched previously in China. We might not have the Nokia 7 in the UK, but we will be getting the Nokia 7 Plus.This is another mid-range device, sitting on the Qualcomm Snapdragon... Read more

Nokia 6 (2018) gets global launch, bringing a mid-range boost
Nokia 6 (2018) gets global launch, bringing a mid-range boost By Chris Hall

We like the Nokia 6. It was the first phone that the new Nokia announced and it was replaced with this new 2018 edition.First announced for China, HMD Global has now confirmed that the new Nokia 6 is launching globally, so you'll be able to get your hands... Read more

Nokia 1 Android Go phone reintroduces Xpress-on covers
Nokia 1 Android Go phone reintroduces Xpress-on covers By Chris Hall

Nokia is breaking a lot of new ground under the tutelage of HMD Global, with the new Nokia 1 re-introducing another retro classic from the archives of Nokia - Xpress-on covers. Xpress-on covers hit the headlines with the Nokia 5110 in 1998, letting you... Read more

This is the new Nokia 8110
This is the new Nokia 8110 By Chris Hall

Nokia is playing its part as the comeback kid admirably; having exploded back onto the scene in 2017, HMD Global has shifted over 70 million phones under the Nokia brand and now shifts its attention to 2018.Following on from the retro re-release of the... Read more

Nokia 8 Sirocco initial review: The high-end Nokia looking to steal Samsung's crown
Nokia 8 Sirocco initial review: The high-end Nokia looking to steal Samsung's crown By Chris Hall

Nokia's hardware guardian, HMD Global, has released a full portfolio of devices in the year that it's been releasing phones. Aiming to deliver Nokia quality with pure Android benefits and priced affordably, there have been some interesting devices. The... Read more

The Nokia 8 Sirocco pulls curved pOLED and stainless steel into its svelte sexy frame
The Nokia 8 Sirocco pulls curved pOLED and stainless steel into its svelte sexy frame By Chris Hall

They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery and the Nokia 8 Sirocco is HMD Global's attempt at out-Samsunging the Samsung Galaxy S9.Read it and weep: dual Zeiss cameras, dual curved Quad HD OLED display, Gorilla Glass 5 front and rear sitting... Read more

Nokia is shifting its entire portfolio to Android One, to be pure and secure
Nokia is shifting its entire portfolio to Android One, to be pure and secure By Chris Hall

As Nokia sets off into its second year of Android smartphones, HMD Global - the company behind Nokia's smartphone renaissance - is shifting over to the Android One programme. Android One was originally announced in a haze of confusion, basically pitched... Read more

Nokia 6 (2018) vs Nokia 6 (2017): What's the difference?
Nokia 6 (2018) vs Nokia 6 (2017): What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Nokia has entered phase two of its Android comeback, announcing a second-generation phone, the new Nokia 6.Originally launched in China, the new Nokia 6 is now being released globally.So what's changed? We're diving through the details to see what's what. Nokia... Read more

Nokia 8 Sirocco: Everything you need to know
Nokia 8 Sirocco: Everything you need to know By Dan Grabham

Before the Nokia 8 was launched, there was a lot of talk of flagship handsets from Nokia or, more accurately, HMD Global. HMD is the licensee for the Nokia name on phones.Some went as far as saying that the Nokia 8 was going to launch in two sizes which... Read more

Nokia MWC 2018 press conference: Watch it right here
Nokia MWC 2018 press conference: Watch it right here By Dan Grabham

HMD Global is running a Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC) press conference at which we're expecting the launch of several new Nokia handsets - HMD is the company licensed to produce Nokia phones. The company asked the media to "join us at the Home of... Read more

Huawei MWC 2018 press conference: How to watch it live
Huawei MWC 2018 press conference: How to watch it live By Elyse Betters

With its phone launch event set for 27 March in Paris, it was thought that Huawei could give Mobile World Congress a swerve this year. It was likely to have some presence at the trade show, but not to launch anything specifically. But the company will... Read more

Do these images confirm a 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus is on the way?
Do these images confirm a 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus is on the way? By Max Langridge

Some images purporting to be of the screen for the upcoming iPhone X Plus have appeared online via the MacX forums in China and picked up by 9to5Mac. The images show a set of assembled digitiser and display parts, while the other is of just a digitiser,... 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

Alcatel 5 initial review: Striking edge-to-edge looks in an affordable package
Alcatel 5 initial review: Striking edge-to-edge looks in an affordable package By Cam Bunton

Long aspect ratio screens in smartphones has quickly become the norm, despite being a trend that's barely 12 months old in the mainstream market. The challenge then is to offer up this trendy long screen in a way that's not like anyone else. Enter: the... Read more

Alcatel 3v initial review: Big, sharp and shiny budget phone
Alcatel 3v initial review: Big, sharp and shiny budget phone By Cam Bunton

It was back in 2015, at that year's Mobile World Congress that Alcatel started to catch the eye. In the Idol 3, it created a device that promised close-to flagship performance and specifications at a fraction of the cost. In the following years it failed... Read more

What is Android One, what does it feature, and which devices run it?
What is Android One, what does it feature, and which devices run it? By Elyse Betters

There are so many versions of Android, it can get confusing, especially with all the sweet treat names rather than basic numbers.The latest flavour of Android is Android 8 Oreo. But you may have also heard people talk about "stock" Android phones or Android... Read more

This Moto G6 Plus leak shows the phone in five different colours
This Moto G6 Plus leak shows the phone in five different colours By Elyse Betters

Motorola is working on some new budget phones for the G-range, and a photo of one of them has leaked.The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus were two of our favourite budget phones in 2017. It looks they'll will be updated this year, with codenames having already... Read more

Latest Huawei P20 leak curiously only shows a dual-camera system
Latest Huawei P20 leak curiously only shows a dual-camera system By Elyse Betters

Will Huawei's next flagship have two or three sensors on the back?Your guess is as good as ours. Last week, leaked hands-on pictures of the Huawei P20 emerged. In those photos, we could only see two camera sensors on the back, though there was speculation... Read more