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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

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

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

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

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

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

Forget the Galaxy S9, here are some specs for the 5G Samsung Galaxy S10

Forget the Galaxy S9, here are some specs for the 5G Samsung Galaxy S10

By Rik Henderson

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones will be officially unveiled on Sunday 25 February at a dedicated Unpacked event in Barcelona ahead of MWC 2018. However, that doesn't stop the rumour mill churning over their successor.The Samsung Galaxy... Read more

Want to see Samsung's Galaxy S9+ phone in 'Coral Blue'? Here you go

Want to see Samsung's Galaxy S9+ phone in 'Coral Blue'? Here you go

By Elyse Betters

Samsung hasn't unveiled the Galaxy S9 yet, but you'd be forgiven if you thought otherwise, considering how often it's leaked out in recent weeks.We've seen reports with all sorts of leaked details about the upcoming device, as well as leaked images that... Read more

Huawei to hold event on 27 March, likely for P20 phone unveiling

Huawei to hold event on 27 March, likely for P20 phone unveiling

By Elyse Betters

Huawei doesn't need MWC 2018 to announce new phones.Although the company will attend the mobile trade show later this month, it has decided to host its own press event just one month later, on 27 March, in Paris. Huawei has sent invites to the media,... Read more

98 best iPhone wallpapers and backgrounds 2018

98 best iPhone wallpapers and backgrounds 2018

By Elyse Betters

Picking out a new iPhone wallpaper can be challenging. It has to be crisp, beautiful, breath-taking, inspiring, bold, rich, and preferably all of the above! We've scoured the web looking for some of the coolest and best iPhone wallpaper backgrounds and... Read more

Energizer Hardcase H550S continues powerful push into smartphone market

Energizer Hardcase H550S continues powerful push into smartphone market

By Rik Henderson

Energizer shocked some people, perhaps, with its Power Max P600S smartphone, announced in January. It delivered high specs for a low price and put the brand usually associated with consumer batteries on the smartphone map.Now, just weeks later it has... Read more

Amazon's discounted Prime Exclusive phones ditch the lock screen ads

Amazon's discounted Prime Exclusive phones ditch the lock screen ads

By Elyse Betters

The lock screen has become obsolete.Thanks to facial recognition and fingerprint sensors, most people don't really look at their lock screens anymore. Think about it. You pick up your iPhone X, and bam, you're in your phone. The device's Face ID technology... Read more

Samsung might pull an Apple and increase price of Galaxy S9 by a lot

Samsung might pull an Apple and increase price of Galaxy S9 by a lot

By Elyse Betters

Samsung wants to up the price of its flagship phone this year.According to TechRadar, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 will be £100 more expensive than last year's Galaxy S8, which launched at £689, and it'll be £220 more than 2016's Galaxy S7, which... Read more

Huawei P20 case leaks show an iPhone X-like notch and cameras

Huawei P20 case leaks show an iPhone X-like notch and cameras

By Elyse Betters

Huawei is cooking up iPhone X-like flagships.Before we get any further, remember that, in November 2017, the Chinese manufacturer teased a depth-sensing camera system that's clearly meant to take on Apple's TrueDepth face detection technology. Fast forward... Read more

Honor 9 Lite launch event livestream: Watch it right here

Honor 9 Lite launch event livestream: Watch it right here

By Rik Henderson

Honor is launching the Honor 9 Lite in London today and you can watch the event yourself.It is hosting a special launch shindig it dubs the #NewHonorSmartphone event and here are details on how to watch it, what time it starts and what we expect to be... Read more

Honor 9 Lite debuts with quad-camera setup and bezel-less screen

Honor 9 Lite debuts with quad-camera setup and bezel-less screen

By Elyse Betters

Huawei's Honor brand has launched a new phone series.Called the Lite Series, the first phone in the range will be the Honor 9 Lite. It has a 5.65-inch "edge-to-edge" FullView HD display - something Honor described as a "bezel-less screen" with a 18:9... Read more

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

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

By Mike Lowe

As mid-range phones go, the Honor 9 from 2017 is about as good as they come - winning the Best Mid-Priced Phone at the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017. And now there's a new baby brother to join the line-up: the Honor 9 Lite.As the name of the latest "lighter"... Read more

Here's the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in "Lilac Purple"

Here's the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in "Lilac Purple"

By Rik Henderson

We still have almost three weeks until the Samsung Unpacked event in Barcelona, but new press renders of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have surfaced that leave very few surprises for the conference itself.The latest shots, posted by @evleaks, show... Read more

What is Pixel Visual Core? Inside the new co-processor from Google

What is Pixel Visual Core? Inside the new co-processor from Google

By Dan Grabham

A few months back we reported that Google had put a special co-processing chip inside its new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones but hadn’t turned it on.Well, Google has now turned on the chip via a new software update with the immediate benefit being the... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Pro preorders launch in the US with $150 gift card

Huawei Mate 10 Pro preorders launch in the US with $150 gift card

By Elyse Betters

Huawei’s new flagship phone, the Mate 10 Pro, is coming to the US.The company has opened up preorder sales in the country, despite news that two major carriers - AT&T and Verizon - decided not to carry the phone in their stores, reportedly due to US... Read more

OnePlus made a 'Lava Red' OnePlus 5T just in time for Valentine's Day

OnePlus made a 'Lava Red' OnePlus 5T just in time for Valentine's Day

By Elyse Betters

Do you love your significant other? Then buy them a red-hued phone!Or, at least that's what OnePlus would like you to do this Valentine's Day. The company has unveiled a "Lava Red"-coloured OnePlus 5T. It's the same exact device that debuted last year,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases leaked, along with all-new fast charger

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases leaked, along with all-new fast charger

By Rik Henderson

We're just a few weeks away from the official Samsung Unpacked launch event for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. That means there are more leaks than underpants made of Swiss cheese.The latest centres on alleged cases for both phones... Read more

Apple iPhone X problems: Common problems and how to fix them

Apple iPhone X problems: Common problems and how to fix them

By Elyse Betters

If you're a new iPhone X user, you might have realised that there are a few problems and annoyances with Apple's new super handset. At £999/$999, one would expect perfection, but, of course, nothing is perfect - not even the latest and greatest from... Read more

This is the HTC U12: Amazing pictures reveal all

This is the HTC U12: Amazing pictures reveal all

By Rik Henderson

HTC is heavily tipped to announce its next flagship smartphone in March or April, but might well have shown it to the world already.The HTC U12 was allegedly spotted at an event held in Taiwan at the end of January and, subsequently, photographed by Sogi.com.tw.The... Read more

Massive Nokia 7 Plus specs and pics leak

Massive Nokia 7 Plus specs and pics leak

By Rik Henderson

We already knew that Nokia is planning a big Mobile World Congress this year, with at least two new smartphones to be unveiled during the Barcelona trade show at the end of this month. We also knew that one of those could be the Nokia 7 Plus, previously... Read more

Leaked HTC Breeze is a 5.5-inch 18:9 handset that won't break the bank

Leaked HTC Breeze is a 5.5-inch 18:9 handset that won't break the bank

By Rik Henderson

With Mobile World Congress coming for the end of this month there is plenty of chatter about new mobile handsets. We weren't expecting much from HTC though, with its next flagship - the HTC U12 - rumoured to be launched further down the line.What we didn't... Read more

These leaked Samsung Galaxy S9 pics reveal phone's innards and specs

These leaked Samsung Galaxy S9 pics reveal phone's innards and specs

By Elyse Betters

Do you want to see what the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+'s innards probably look like?Samsung is hosting its 2018 Unpacked press event at MWC 2018 this month, when it plans to announce the new Galaxy S9 and S9+. And thanks to several leaks and reports, we... Read more

Now TV’s new broadband gives you 12 months of fibre for £25 including line rental

Now TV’s new broadband gives you 12 months of fibre for £25 including line rental

By Dan Grabham

Now TV has made its great-value broadband bundles available contract-free without the need to team it with a Now TV pass.Three speeds will be available starting at £18 for 17Mbps Brilliant Broadband or 38Mbps Fab Fibre (£25 per month, totally unlimited... Read more

Special 2018 Gold Edition Razer Phone available in very limited run

Special 2018 Gold Edition Razer Phone available in very limited run

By Rik Henderson

Razer has released a special edition version of its Razer Phone to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dog.The 2018 Gold Edition Razer Phone is the same as the standard version in specifications and features, but sports a luxury gold Razer logo on the rear.... Read more