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"UK's fastest 4G Wi-Fi device" now available exclusively from EE

"UK's fastest 4G Wi-Fi device" now available exclusively from EE

By Rik Henderson

EE has announced that it has the UK exclusive for the Netgear Nighthawk M1 and calls it the country's "fastest 4G Wi-Fi device".It is available now, both online and in EE stores, and is capable of superfast speeds thanks to Cat 16 specification.Considering... Read more

Apple predicted to favour Face ID over Touch ID for all future iPhones

Apple predicted to favour Face ID over Touch ID for all future iPhones

By Max Langridge

When Apple revealed the iconic Touch ID home button had been removed on the iPhone X, it ushered in the most drastic design change since the iPhone launched in 2007. Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X: Release date, specs and everything you need to know... Read more

That white Essential Phone is now available to buy, ships next week

That white Essential Phone is now available to buy, ships next week

By Elyse Betters

No, Essential didn't forget about the white model of its phone.In fact, the company finally plans to start shipping the white model next week. It's begun sending emails out to people who preordered it, saying that the phone is ready and "will start shipping... Read more

Google finally begins integrating Duo video calling into Android

Google finally begins integrating Duo video calling into Android

By Elyse Betters

Remember Duo?Last year, Google launched the video calling app, and now, it's integrating Duo directly into Android. According to a Google blog post, the company wants to roll out simpler video calling to Android users, so, going forward, they'll bein... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Pro render and specs leak out, will run Android 8.0 Oreo

Huawei Mate 10 Pro render and specs leak out, will run Android 8.0 Oreo

By Elyse Betters

Believe it or not, there are more flagship phones in store for 2017.Huawei is preparing to launch its annual Mate flagship. And, thanks to VentureBeat's Evan Blass, we have a leaked render showing one model, codenamed Blanc. The current Mate lineup,... 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

Is this the Nokia 9? Nokia's new big-screen flagship shown off in leaked renders

Is this the Nokia 9? Nokia's new big-screen flagship shown off in leaked renders

By Max Langridge

HMD Global, the owner of the Nokia brand, has been rumoured to be launching a second flagship device before the year is out. Called the Nokia 9, it will sit above the recently launched Nokia 8 if not in terms of specs, then definitely screen size. Nokia... Read more

Apple and LG rumoured to be developing an iPhone with a foldable OLED display

Apple and LG rumoured to be developing an iPhone with a foldable OLED display

By Max Langridge

Apple could release an iPhone with a foldable OLED display sometime after 2020 thanks to a new partnership with LG Display. According to Korean news outlet The Bell, LG Display has recently set up a task force, dedicated to developing a foldable OLED... Read more

Razer teases 1 November event, likely for a new smartphone

Razer teases 1 November event, likely for a new smartphone

By Elyse Betters

Razer is finally doing something with Nextbit.When Razer, a company well-known for making gaming products and accessories, bought the maker of the Robin smartphone earlier this year, we were told that Nextbit had plans to continue doing "cool stuff in... Read more

Honor 7x is the 18:9 display phone you can definitely afford

Honor 7x is the 18:9 display phone you can definitely afford

By Rik Henderson

Honor has announced its new mid-range smartphone, initially for the Chinese market but also likely to hit other regions in the coming months.The Honor 7x is a 5.93-inch phone with an 18:9 2160 x 1080 almost bezel-free display, at least on the sides.It... Read more

Fantastic Pixel 2 photos show how good this camera will be

Fantastic Pixel 2 photos show how good this camera will be

By Max Langridge

When Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, it shouted loudly about its camera performance. Taking a clear swipe at Apple and the Portrait mode introduced with iOS 11 on the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus, Google said the Pixel 2 smartphones could... Read more

Samsung might embed a fingerprint reader under the Note 9's display

Samsung might embed a fingerprint reader under the Note 9's display

By Elyse Betters

Samsung's next Note might have a feature that was once rumoured for Apple's iPhone X: an under-display fingerprint reader.According to a note penned by a well-known analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, Samsung might embed a fingerprint reader under... Read more

Does this OnePlus 5T leak show the phone's 6-inch 18:9 display?

Does this OnePlus 5T leak show the phone's 6-inch 18:9 display?

By Elyse Betters

Flagship season isn't done just yet.In the past couple of months we've seen the Galaxy Note 8, Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and the Pixel 2 debut, but another high-end smartphone might still be on the horizon: OnePlus’ next T-branded device. According... Read more

Windows Phone: 10 moments that defined the life and death of Microsoft's mobile platform

Windows Phone: 10 moments that defined the life and death of Microsoft's mobile platform

By Rik Henderson

Windows Phone is officially over. Microsoft has finally admitted defeat in its battle against Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms.It won't be releasing any new versions of its Windows 10 Mobile software, nor will it release new hardware.... Read more

Best UK contract deals: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X

Best UK contract deals: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X

By Hassan Mohammed

We roundup the best Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X contract, upgrade and SIM free deals here.The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now available today. iPhone X is due for release at a later date on October 27th. All the major UK networks... Read more

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Google has announced its new 2017 handsets, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. Following on from a couple of great original devices, these are designed as premium Android phones, to propel Google's vision of smartphones forward and provide a rival to Apple's... Read more

Windows Phone is dead, Microsoft admits in tweet

Windows Phone is dead, Microsoft admits in tweet

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has finally given up on Windows Phone. At least, when it comes to new updates or hardware.The company's Windows 10 head, Joe Belfiore, has posted on his own Twitter account that while there will be patches to fix bugs and plug security holes,... Read more

Huawei confirms Mate 10 will sport mammoth 4,000mAh battery

Huawei confirms Mate 10 will sport mammoth 4,000mAh battery

By Max Langridge

Now that Google has revealed the Pixel 2 smartphones, Huawei is genuinely the last major phone manufacturer we expect to reveal a flagship this year, in the form of the Mate 10. There will also be a Mate 10 Pro, along with rumoured Mate 10 Lite and a... Read more

If you hate the Essential Phone's camera, grab these updates now

If you hate the Essential Phone's camera, grab these updates now

By Elyse Betters

Essential is updating the Essential Phone's camera.In reviews of Essential Phone (PH-1), critics were, um, critical of the phone's camera, but now, the company is hoping to fix that via a new firmware update for the phone as well as an update to the Essential... Read more

BlackBerry Motion touchscreen phone fully revealed in leaked image

BlackBerry Motion touchscreen phone fully revealed in leaked image

By Elyse Betters

People still buy BlackBerry phones.It's easy to dismiss the company since Apple and Android completely dominate the mobile space, but BlackBerry still exists, and its chugging along, pumping out new devices every so often. Now, according to leaker Evan... Read more

Best UK contract deals: Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL

Best UK contract deals: Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL

By Hassan Mohammed

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL are now available to pre-order in the UK. Google announced the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL during their Google Pixel 2 event on October 4. You can pre-order the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL right now, with shipping starting... Read more

Google Pixel 2 event: What was announced and how to re-watch

Google Pixel 2 event: What was announced and how to re-watch

By Elyse Betters

Google's October 2017 event is done and dusted. Google Pixel XL under £400 today Hot on the heels of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X announcement, Google has announced its own flagship devices, as well as new smart speakers, a new VR headset, a new hands-free... 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

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

The Google Pixel was Google's attempt to create a premium Google phone, one that could stand-up against the best in the market, ask top prices and deliver pure Android with a couple of exclusive twists. That's very much been a success, with the Pixel... Read more

Google Pixel 2 pre-orders come with free Google Home Mini

Google Pixel 2 pre-orders come with free Google Home Mini

By Max Langridge

As leaked by Best Buy Canada prior to the #MadeByGoogle event on 4 October, Google and other retailers are offering a free Google Home Mini device with each Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL smartphone pre-order.That means the £49 device, which connected to Google... Read more

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL revealed, they're smarter and squeezier than ever

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL revealed, they're smarter and squeezier than ever

By Cam Bunton

After weeks - even months - of rumours and leaks Google has unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, its two newest homemade phones. Google says it designed, and built this year's flagship to be smarter and better. Last year's Pixel and Pixel XL were built... Read more

A Pixel XL retrospective: A year with the first Made by Google phone

A Pixel XL retrospective: A year with the first Made by Google phone

By Chris Hall

A year is a long time in technology. For someone who reviews smartphones, it means a lot of phone changes, it means a shift in the hardware platform that phones are running on, it means tweaks, changes and a lot of marketing spiel to absorb, process and... Read more

Unboxed: The new fragrance from Carphone Warehouse, yes you read that right

Unboxed: The new fragrance from Carphone Warehouse, yes you read that right

By Stuart Miles

Carphone Warehouse has released a new fragrance for the Autumn/Winter phone season so people can enjoy the smell of unboxing their phone well beyond those first few moments of buying a new smartphone.In a clearly tongue in cheek move, the room fragrance... Read more

Should I buy a refurbished phone and what does this mean?

Should I buy a refurbished phone and what does this mean?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

These days, we pretty much all have mobile phones. And chances are it's always with you and does way more than just make calls and send texts.But as they've got cleverer, phones have become more expensive. If you're buying a new phone, then usually the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ names confirmed for 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ names confirmed for 2018

By Max Langridge

Samsung has begun development on the firmware for the Galaxy S9 series of smartphones and with it, has confirmed there will once again be two models released in 2018. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far?  The news comes via Sammobile,... Read more

Google's 'Made for Google' certification for third-party accessories leaks out

Google's 'Made for Google' certification for third-party accessories leaks out

By Elyse Betters

Google might announce a certification initiative at its event this week.9to5Google has claimed that Google is readying a certification program for third-party accessories. It’ll apparently be called “Made for Google.” And that's about all we know.... Read more

Google Pixel 2 XL pictured with a case and without a case in new leak

Google Pixel 2 XL pictured with a case and without a case in new leak

By Elyse Betters

Google is holding an event this week to announce new Pixel-branded phones, which have just surfaced online.Thanks to several leaks and rumours, we expect to see the second-generation Pixel and Pixel XL unveiled at Google's event. For instance, the latest... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Pro shows its colours in official render

Huawei Mate 10 Pro shows its colours in official render

By Max Langridge

We're a couple of weeks away from the official launch of Huawei's new Mate 10, which is expected to reveal not one but three new devices, the Mate 10, Mate 10 Lite and Mate 10 Pro. Huawei Mate 10: What's the story so far? We've now been gifted an official-looking... Read more

OnePlus 5 JCC Limited Edition has an artsy, alternative finish

OnePlus 5 JCC Limited Edition has an artsy, alternative finish

By Cam Bunton

In a move similar to last year's partnership with French designers, Collete, OnePlus has teamed up with world-renowned designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac to create a limited run exclusive OnePlus 5.If what you're looking for in a phone is something... 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 2017 there's a trio of new iPhones: the small-scale iPhone 8, the larger iPhone 8 Plus, and the forthcoming 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... Read more

LG V30: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

LG V30: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

LG was one of the first to announce a flagship smartphone in 2017 with the G6. It's a fantastic phone but no smartphone ever has the limelight for long. No sooner does one launch, than its competition announces a rival and all of a sudden, what was brand... Read more

LG V30 pre-order UK: Carphone Warehouse deals now open

LG V30 pre-order UK: Carphone Warehouse deals now open

By Rik Henderson

Carphone Warehouse is carrying the LG V30 exclusively in the UK, and pre-order deals are now open for LG's latest super phone.You'll be able to get it in two colours, Cloud Silver and Moroccan Blue, but sadly there's no sign of the black version... Read more

Nokia introduces 3310 with 3G connectivity

Nokia introduces 3310 with 3G connectivity

By Max Langridge

HMD Global, the company responsible for bringing back the Nokia smartphone brand, has taken the wraps off a new version of the iconic 3310, which now comes with 3G connectivity. Nokia 3310 (2017) review: Beyond the hype, what's this phone like? By gifting... Read more

Sony may finally be changing its smartphone design

Sony may finally be changing its smartphone design

By Max Langridge

After sticking with a similar design for its flagship phones for a good few years now, Sony may finally be ready to come up with something new. Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal That's according to Sony India's managing... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Pro images and details leaked, reveal world's largest aperture smartphone camera

Huawei Mate 10 Pro images and details leaked, reveal world's largest aperture smartphone camera

By Max Langridge

We're just a couple of weeks away from the official unveiling of the Huawei Mate 10. However, we're also expecting two or three other phones to join the series: the Mate 10 Lite, an unnamed phone with the codename Marcel and the Mate 10 Pro. Huawei Mate... Read more

iPhone X battery larger than iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone X battery larger than iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

By Rik Henderson

Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones are now available, with the flagship iPhone X to follow on 3 November. And there are plenty out there willing to wait in order to find out if the extra cost is really worth it.Well, we can reveal, thanks... Read more

Apple now uses Google search results instead of Bing in Siri and Spotlight

Apple now uses Google search results instead of Bing in Siri and Spotlight

By Elyse Betters

Goodbye, Bing. Hello, Google.Apple no longer uses Bing as the default search engine for Siri web search results in iOS and in Spotlight on the Mac. Instead, it uses Google. Apple even issued a statement on the switch (via TechCrunch): “Switching to... Read more

Google Pixel 2 details leak out: Bokeh blur, redone launcher, and more

Google Pixel 2 details leak out: Bokeh blur, redone launcher, and more

By Elyse Betters

Google's upcoming Pixel 2 flagship will apparently look very similar to the original model, but that doesn't mean it won't have new features.Artem Russakovskii‏, founder of Android Police, posted new details about the Pixel 2 on Twitter. He said the... Read more

Never lose iOS data again with PhoneRescue

Never lose iOS data again with PhoneRescue

By Pocket-lint Promotion

When you update your iOS software, Apple always insists you make a backup. You're welcome to ignore this message, but do so at your own peril, as some data can be lost during the migration to the new software.If that happens to you, then fear not, as... Read more

Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone closer to launch following certification

Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone closer to launch following certification

By Max Langridge

Samsung may be stepping up efforts to produce and release its long-rumoured foldable smartphone, the Galaxy X, after appearing in a filing in its home country of South Korea. Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone now likely shelved until 2019 According to SamMobile,... Read more

Nokia set to release two more smartphones before the year is out

Nokia set to release two more smartphones before the year is out

By Max Langridge

Following the leak of the Nokia 2 entry-level smartphone last week, fresh rumours have surfaced online, via PhoneArena, to suggest it won't be the last Nokia handset to be released in 2017. Nokia 2 budget phone with massive battery appears in leaked image... Read more

How to use iOS 11's new Quick Start set up: It's a kind of magic

How to use iOS 11's new Quick Start set up: It's a kind of magic

By Cam Bunton

There are plenty of changes in iOS 11 to discover. So much so, we've created a large, extensive tips and tricks guide that detais all the nitty-gritty things you can do. One of the more useful changes is the Quick Start setup option. When you buy a... Read more

Best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

Best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases: Protect your new Apple device

By Britta O'Boyle

The Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were announced alongside the iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3 at the company's event in September. The two devices succeed the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, bringing improvements in hardware as well as a glass rear over aluminium... Read more