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Huawei P20 revealed in hands-on pics, no triple lens camera in sight

Huawei P20 revealed in hands-on pics, no triple lens camera in sight

By Max Langridge

Huawei isn't due to unveil its next flagship device, the P20, until 27 March at a dedicated event in Paris, but thanks to Android Authority, we've now got a good as to what it will look like by way of some leaked hands-on pictures. Huawei P20 or P11 specs,... Read more

LG will have new phones at MWC 2018: LG K8 and LG K10 updates

LG will have new phones at MWC 2018: LG K8 and LG K10 updates

By Rik Henderson

We already know a 2018 version of the LG V30 will appear at Mobile World Congress, but LG has also confirmed other new handsets for the trade show next week.The LG K8 and LG K10 are getting their own 2018 models.According to the company, they are designed... Read more

LG G7 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far?

LG G7 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far?

By Britta O'Boyle

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 towards the latter half of the year.With that in mind, the LG G7 is the next smartphone expected to... Read more

Land Rover Explore is tough, rugged, go-anywhere smartphone

Land Rover Explore is tough, rugged, go-anywhere smartphone

By Max Langridge

British car company Land Rover has announced the Explore smartphone, which it claims is the toughest in the world. Designed and built in collaboration with the Bullitt Group, which has previously made phones for the likes of Caterpillar and JCB, the Land... Read more

Get 'Truly Unlimited' calls and data on Virgin Mobile for just £25 a month

Get 'Truly Unlimited' calls and data on Virgin Mobile for just £25 a month

By Max Langridge

Virgin Media has announced a new Truly Unlimited mobile plan, available exclusively for Virgin Media broadband, TV and landline customers. The Truly Unlimited plan lives up to its name, by offering totally unlimited calls, texts and data to Virgin Mobile... Read more

Compare the best SIM only deals in February 2018: 100GB for £20 ends today!

Compare the best SIM only deals in February 2018: 100GB for £20 ends today!

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 iPhone X cases: Protect your new Apple device

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

Samsung Galaxy S9 final design revealed in augmented reality

Samsung Galaxy S9 final design revealed in augmented reality

By Max Langridge

Samsung will use augmented reality to unveil the brand new Galaxy S9 and S9+ at its press conference this coming Sunday 25 February at Mobile World Congress. XDA Developers has discovered a new Unpacked 2018 app within the Google Play Store, that while... Read more

Full Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact details leak out ahead of MWC launch

Full Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact details leak out ahead of MWC launch

By Max Langridge

Sony is expected to unveil a couple of new smartphones during its press conference at Mobile World Congress next month, most likely the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact - as well as an Xperia XZ Pro.We've recently seen a leaked image of the Compact model, showing... Read more

Motorola Moto G6 specs, news and release date plus G6 Plus and G6 Play: Everything we know so far

Motorola Moto G6 specs, news and release date plus G6 Plus and G6 Play: Everything we know so far

By Dan Grabham

The G5 and G5 Plus were two of our favourite budget phones in 2017, and now thanks to leaks from Droid Life, the G6, G6 Plus and even G6 Play look set to take the budget crown once again. And we might be seeing the Moto X5 as well... Motorola G6 release... Read more

Moto X5 news, rumours and release date: everything you need to know

Moto X5 news, rumours and release date: everything you need to know

By Dan Grabham

Motorola Mobility has been part of Lenovo for four years now and has made several Moto X devices over that time, the first having been made in 2013 when Google owned this particular chunk of the classic Motorola company.However the last non-Moto Mod X-series... Read more

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady
4.0 stars

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady

By Stuart Miles

For 2018 there's a trio of new iPhones: the small-scale iPhone 8, the larger iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X (that's "iPhone 10", if you're saying it properly).The biggest and widest of the three, the iPhone 8 Plus, is far more handset than the predicted... Read more

Leaked Xperia XZ2 Compact image all but confirms a curved future for Sony

Leaked Xperia XZ2 Compact image all but confirms a curved future for Sony

By Max Langridge

Sony's Mobile World Congress press conference has been confirmed for 26 February where it will likely unveil the Xperia XZ Pro, Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. The latter has now been subject to a leak and it confirms a feature that was recently teased... Read more

Entry-level HTC Desire 12 could show face at MWC

Entry-level HTC Desire 12 could show face at MWC

By Max Langridge

HTC is likely to be working on a U12 flagship for release later this year, but before that, we could see an entry-level Desire 12, possibly as soon as next week at Mobile World Congress. HTC U12 specs, release date, rumours and news: Everything you need... Read more

Does this Sony teaser hint it will unveil curved phones at MWC 2018?

Does this Sony teaser hint it will unveil curved phones at MWC 2018?

By Elyse Betters

Sony is teasing its MWC 2018 event, and the tease itself is weird.Let's back up for a moment: Sony has an event scheduled 26 February at the Mobile World Congress show. It's expected to announce three flagship smartphones there: the Xperia XZ2, Xperia... Read more

Compare the best mobile phone deals and offers

Compare the best mobile phone deals and offers

By Hassan Mohammed

Looking for the best mobile phone deal for you? Look no further as our comparison table below enables you to select the contract phone deal that's right for you. Not sure what phone will suit you? our handy guide to the best smartphones in 2018 break... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: A true flagship to take on the best of them
4.5 stars

Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: A true flagship to take on the best of them

By Mike Lowe

Talk about arriving just at the perfect moment. Despite Huawei having its fair share of ups and downs since pushing into the smartphone market - the P10 that didn't quite hit the mark, especially on reflection of the better and cheaper Honor 9 - that's... Read more

Nokia 9 could now be the Nokia 8 Pro instead, come with penta-lens camera

Nokia 9 could now be the Nokia 8 Pro instead, come with penta-lens camera

By Rik Henderson

Nokia could have scrapped the Nokia 9 it was planning to launch later this year in favour of a Nokia 8 Pro instead.Either that or the Nokia 8 Pro could be the fabled Nokia 10 with an all-new name. Whichever is the case, Nokia Power User claims its sources... Read more

Full details and images of Samsung Galaxy S9 leak a week ahead of launch

Full details and images of Samsung Galaxy S9 leak a week ahead of launch

By Max Langridge

Samsung is due to unveil the much-anticipated Galaxy S9 and S9+ duo of smartphones this Sunday at Mobile World Congress. We already know pretty much all there is to know about the phones, but some information from Winfuture.de fills in the final few gaps.... Read more

Best budget phone 2018: cheap phones for under £200

Best budget phone 2018: cheap phones for under £200

By Britta O'Boyle

There are plenty of cheap phones out there, but just because you want a budget smartphone doesn't mean you have to compromise on features.There are some really top budget phones under £200 - often so good that many won't see why they should splash half... Read more

Huawei Mate SE is a rebranded Honor 7X destined for the US

Huawei Mate SE is a rebranded Honor 7X destined for the US

By Max Langridge

Huawei has quietly launched the Mate SE in the US, although it's not exactly the brand new device it makes out to be. The Mate SE is essentially a rebranded Honor 7X, but with an extra gigabyte of RAM. Honor 7X initial review: Adding 18:9 screen X factor... Read more

Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming
4.0 stars

Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming

By Chris Hall

Google stepped away from the Nexus family in 2016 and launched the Pixel smartphones, adopting the line of the previous Chromebook Pixel and Pixel C and presenting a Google-designed premium product.The Pixel 2 XL is the second-gen, looking to replace... Read more

Stunning new Essential Phone model debuts as an Amazon exclusive

Stunning new Essential Phone model debuts as an Amazon exclusive

By Elyse Betters

Essentially really wants you to buy its phone.So, here's the deal: Essential just announced limited-edition colours of the Essential Phone, which are called Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black. And they're gorgeous. Now, the company has announced... Read more

LG's next flagship is codenamed Judy and might show up this June

LG's next flagship is codenamed Judy and might show up this June

By Elyse Betters

LG's mobile strategy is confusing.It's supposedly now working on a new smartphone design, which is codenamed Judy, and it will be a follow-up to the LG G6 and LG V30.Let's back up for a minute: In early 2018, LG Vice Chairman Cho Sung-jin announced that... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills

By Chris Hall

If you're a Samsung Galaxy Note user, then you'll know there's been a trend for the stylus-wielding series to take what the latest Galaxy S smartphone has started and to enhance upon it, while also debuting some new features.However, when the Note 7... Read more

Amazing Nokia 7 Plus hands-on pic leaks

Amazing Nokia 7 Plus hands-on pic leaks

By Rik Henderson

With Mobile World Congress only a couple of weeks away, more is being revealed about the Nokia phones we expect to launch there.One of those is the Nokia 7 Plus, which has been subject to a couple of great leaks recently.We've seen a list of specifications... Read more

You can finally get the Moto Z2 Play with Gamepad mod in the UK, exclusive to Three

You can finally get the Moto Z2 Play with Gamepad mod in the UK, exclusive to Three

By Rik Henderson

Three has announced that it will be exclusively ranging the Moto Z2 Play with the Gamepad mod to make it into a handheld games console.We reviewed the Moto Z2 Play in July last year. It impressed us how well it runs for a reasonably priced device, but... Read more

Free PS4 with an Xperia phone on Sky Mobile from £25 a month

Free PS4 with an Xperia phone on Sky Mobile from £25 a month

By Rik Henderson

Sky Mobile is offering an amazing exclusive with its Sony Xperia tariffs. If you take a Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Sony Xperia XZ1, Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact or Sony Xperia XA2 phone plus a Sky Mobile price plan, you are eligible for a free PlayStation 4 console... Read more

iPhone XI or iPhone X2: What's the story so far with the new 2018 iPhone?

iPhone XI or iPhone X2: What's the story so far with the new 2018 iPhone?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced three iPhones last year in the form of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X and now it's time to think about this year's new iPhones! The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus followed the traditional iPhone design and were essentially 'S' versions... Read more

Honor 9 Lite review: Setting a high bar for budget phones
4.0 stars

Honor 9 Lite review: Setting a high bar for budget phones

By Mike Lowe

With top-spec phones typically costing several hundred pounds, you'll be relieved to know there are increasing numbers of affordable options that don't scrimp on the design - such as the Honor 9 Lite, which retails for a penny shy of £200.A couple of... Read more

2018 iPhone X will come with smaller notch, claims Barclays

2018 iPhone X will come with smaller notch, claims Barclays

By Rik Henderson

The Apple iPhone X refresh for 2018 will have similar TrueDepth facial recognition on its front facing camera but with a smaller notch, claim analysts working for Barclays bank.Based on reports and meetings they had during CES in January, analysts Andrew... Read more

Huawei P Smart review: Smart design lacks performance to match
3.5 stars

Huawei P Smart review: Smart design lacks performance to match

By Cam Bunton

Huawei is a company that's increasingly hard to ignore when looking for a new smartphone. Regardless of what your budget is, the company has something available that's usually competitive, whether it's through its own-brand devices, or through its more... Read more

Essential Phone's new colours are gorgeous, but also very limited

Essential Phone's new colours are gorgeous, but also very limited

By Elyse Betters

Essential is trying to lure more people into buying its phone.The company has launched three limited-edition colours - and they're gorgeous. Essential is giving them a staggered release, starting with the "Ocean Depths" model on 15 February at 12pm PST,... Read more

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart assistant explained

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart assistant explained

By Chris Hall

Samsung's high-end Android phones, come with their own voice assistant called Bixby in addition to supporting Google Assistant.It's Samsung's attempt to take on the likes of Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana and Alexa, with a new AI agent that's going... Read more

Nokia 7 Plus Android One handset and Nokia 1 press images leak ahead of MWC 2018

Nokia 7 Plus Android One handset and Nokia 1 press images leak ahead of MWC 2018

By Rik Henderson

Nokia is planning a handset avalanche this spring, it seems, with images of another two smartphones leaked online.We've already heard plenty about a likely Nokia 9 and a 2018 version of the Nokia 6, both of which expected to be officially unveiled at... Read more

What is 5G, when is it coming and why do we need it?

What is 5G, when is it coming and why do we need it?

By Max Langridge

Superfast 4G mobile data service is still developing in both coverage and speed capabilities.So why the need for 5G, especially when 4G connectivity speeds will be able to be faster than home fibre connections? We'll explain all below, but be aware -... Read more

These Samsung videos tease 3D emoji and other Galaxy S9 features

These Samsung videos tease 3D emoji and other Galaxy S9 features

By Elyse Betters

Samsung clearly doesn't care if everyone in the world learns everything about its forthcoming flagships ahead of their unveiling.Exhibit A: An official Samsung YouTube channel (Samsung Mobile Korea) has uploaded three teasers that strongly hint at several... Read more

This is the cheapest 100GB SIM-only data plan you can get anywhere

This is the cheapest 100GB SIM-only data plan you can get anywhere

By Dan Grabham

100GB of data for £20 a month. Sound good? That’s the stunning new SIM-only plan that Virgin Mobile has announced today as part of its new Flash Sale. You also get 5000 minutes, too.The 4G data deal replaces Virgin’s previous £25 for 20GB SIM-only... Read more

Qualcomm’s latest mobile modem promises ‘fibre-like internet speeds’

Qualcomm’s latest mobile modem promises ‘fibre-like internet speeds’

By Dan Grabham

The latest mobile modem from Qualcomm promises “fibre-like” speeds of up to 2Gbps. It’s coming to flagship phones late this year and into 2019.So if we get a Galaxy S10 next year it’s likely to be inside it.The Snapdragon X24 Gigabit LTE mobile... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 to sport Animoji-like 3D emoji and stereo speakers

Samsung Galaxy S9 to sport Animoji-like 3D emoji and stereo speakers

By Elyse Betters

Those of you who like the idea of Apple's Animoji feature - but prefer Samsung devices - will be happy to hear this latest rumour.Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus flagship smartphones will come with two new features: 3D emoji and stereo speakers,... Read more

HTC U12 specs, release date, rumours and news: Everything you need to know

HTC U12 specs, release date, rumours and news: Everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

Some might say that HTC is slightly out of phase, launching the HTC U11 alongside a number of other flagship devices in 2017, but then launching the HTC U11+ late in 2017, so it arrives as other manufacturers are dropping prices and preparing 2018 launches. We're... Read more

Oppo R11s review: Super screen, except for one major flaw...
4.0 stars

Oppo R11s review: Super screen, except for one major flaw...

By Cam Bunton

Over the past few years we've seen Chinese smartphone manufacturers grow from strength to strength. Perhaps the biggest success story has been Huawei, along with its related Honor subsidiary brand. But while that Chinese giant has been making a name for... Read more

Sony Xperia H8266 spotted in benchmark test with Snapdragon 845 on board

Sony Xperia H8266 spotted in benchmark test with Snapdragon 845 on board

By Rik Henderson

We've had a few rumours about new Sony Mobile handsets on the build up to Mobile World Congress this month, with a Sony Xperia XZ Pro and Xperia XZ2 both on the cards.Now a handset has popped up on benchmark testing site AnTuTu and it could provide a... Read more

LG to introduce new smartphone AI at MWC 2018, coming to 2018 LG V30 first

LG to introduce new smartphone AI at MWC 2018, coming to 2018 LG V30 first

By Rik Henderson

LG has announced that it will be bringing its own smartphone artificial intelligence to handsets in the coming year, with a new, 2018 edition of the LG V30 revealed to be the first.It will be showing more at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end... Read more

Android P release date, rumours, news and features: Will the next Android be called Pistachio Ice Cream?

Android P release date, rumours, news and features: Will the next Android be called Pistachio Ice Cream?

By Dan Grabham

Google's Android 8.0 Oreo operating system is still rolling out to various Android phones, but that doesn't stop us wondering what will be in the next big update of Android, known as Android P. We've mused on what Android P could be finally called below... Read more

Samsung patent shows in-display fingerprint scanner, likely for Note 9

Samsung patent shows in-display fingerprint scanner, likely for Note 9

By Elyse Betters

It looks like Samsung is embracing in-display fingerprint readers.For instance, the forthcoming Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be Samsung’s first Android smartphone with an in-display fingerprint reader, according to a new report (translated) from China.... Read more

Next Android called Pistachio Ice Cream, will embrace the notch

Next Android called Pistachio Ice Cream, will embrace the notch

By Rik Henderson

Google is currently calling its next Android phone operation system Android Pistachio Ice Cream, it is reported.The name for Android P is being used internally and might not make it to the full consumer version, but it fits the usual dessert-based naming... Read more

Qualcomm is working with phone makers to launch 5G devices in 2019

Qualcomm is working with phone makers to launch 5G devices in 2019

By Elyse Betters

Everybody loves fast internet.Everything from smartphones to even our cars require speedy internet connections. Thankfully, a few years ago, 4G became a thing and made it easier for people to browse the web, send text messages, make phone calls, and even... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 pre-registration now open, you can sign up for S9 or S9+ with Three now

Samsung Galaxy S9 pre-registration now open, you can sign up for S9 or S9+ with Three now

By Rik Henderson

We still have a couple of weeks to wait until Samsung officially unveils its latest flagship smartphones - the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ - however, you can pre-register your interest in either handset now.UK network Three has posted its... Read more