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The Apple iPhone is 10 years old: Look how much the iPhone has changed

The Apple iPhone is 10 years old: Look how much the iPhone has changed

By Stuart Miles

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone.The Apple iPhone first went on sale on 29 June 2007, some five months after it was originally announced. That makes 29 June 2017 the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone availability, in the US at... Read more

That HTC U11 squeezing gimmick just got a lot more useful

That HTC U11 squeezing gimmick just got a lot more useful

By Elyse Betters

HTC's U11 might be less gimmicky now.The HTC U11 has an Edge Sense function that lets you squeeze its sides to launch a range of things. In our review of the device, we said you could turn off Edge Sense and you'd know no difference. Sure, it's something... Read more

Apple iPhone 8 won't have Touch ID, will unlock via facial recognition

Apple iPhone 8 won't have Touch ID, will unlock via facial recognition

By Elyse Betters

Apple will ditch Touch ID altogether for the iPhone 8.According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple had trouble embedding the fingerprint scanner into the phone's screen. We've heard for months that Apple wanted to axe the home button and add facial recognition,... Read more

How Apple is making Siri sound more human

How Apple is making Siri sound more human

By Stuart Miles

One of the most famous synthesised voices belongs to Stephen Hawking. Created a number of years ago, Professor Hawking's voice is instantly recognisable to millions of people around the world. But if you think about it, the technology used for creating... Read more

Nokia 8: Release date, specs and everything you need to know for Nokia's flagship

Nokia 8: Release date, specs and everything you need to know for Nokia's flagship

By Chris Hall

Nokia will soon release the phone that fans have been waiting for, the Nokia 8; its flagship offering in its return to the world of smartphones.Nokia previously announced three Android handsets at Mobile World Congress 2017, alongside the new Nokia... Read more

You can get the Nokia 8 from 13 September for £499: Here are the retailers and pre-order details

You can get the Nokia 8 from 13 September for £499: Here are the retailers and pre-order details

By Rik Henderson

Nokia has announced the official UK release date for the Nokia 8 and you don't have long to wait. It will be available from Wednesday 13 September from a variety of networks and retailers.The official UK price for the handset, SIM-free, is £499 but... 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

Apple iPhone 8 in pictures: Renders and leaked photos

Apple iPhone 8 in pictures: Renders and leaked photos

By Max Langridge

Apple will unveil three new iPhones on 12 September, and among them will be the iPhone 8 - or iPhone Edition as has been recently claimed - and it's expected to usher in a whole new design for Apple's ubiquitous smartphone.Among the design changes will... Read more

Those Snapdragon 836 rumours were false, Pixel 2 to come with SD835 instead

Those Snapdragon 836 rumours were false, Pixel 2 to come with SD835 instead

By Max Langridge

There have been a couple of previous rumours circling the web that say Google's second-generation Pixel smartphones will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 processor, which would offer slight improvements over the 835. Google Pixel 2 to launch on 5 October,... Read more

These new Mate 10 renders give us a clearer look at Huawei's new flagship

These new Mate 10 renders give us a clearer look at Huawei's new flagship

By Max Langridge

Some fresh renders purporting to be of the upcoming Huawei Mate 10 have appeared online, courtesy of Indian tech site Compareraja and usually reliable leaker OnLeaks. Huawei Mate 10: What's the story so far? It's not the first time we've seen renders... Read more

How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Gestures, smart select, smart capture and more

How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Gestures, smart select, smart capture and more

By Chris Hall

Samsung made a major change in 2018 to the Galaxy S8 and now the Galaxy Note: removing the physical home button, so taking a screenshot is a little different to previous Samsung phones.You have a number of different options when it comes to taking... Read more

How to get an unlocked iPhone 7 or Samsung S7 from £289.99

How to get an unlocked iPhone 7 or Samsung S7 from £289.99

By Pocket-lint Promotion

How much do you think a new iPhone costs? What about a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? While the latest and greatest flagship mobile phones from Samsung and Apple will set you back a fair penny if you buy brand new, did you know you can save a small fortune by... Read more

Does this video reveal a fully functioning iPhone 8?

Does this video reveal a fully functioning iPhone 8?

By Max Langridge

A video purporting to show a fully working iPhone 8 has appeared online via Reddit. The video itself is short and quite blurry, and as with any leak or rumour, there's no way to authenticate it. We therefore suggest taking this one with a huge grain of... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 8 in August, expanding its 2017 flagship line up with another stunning device, this time with stylus functionality.The Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus on the other hand, are coming up to a year old now but they are still... Read more

EE introduces 4G-enabled router for faster downloads at home

EE introduces 4G-enabled router for faster downloads at home

By Max Langridge

EE has launched the 4GEE Home Router, the company's first own-branded Cat 7-enabled Wi-Fi device. The 4GEE Home Router works like a regular Wi-Fi router, providing internet access to up to 32 devices, but it works on 4G mobile connectivity as opposed... Read more

Apple will skip 'S' moniker, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone Edition to be unveiled on 12 September

Apple will skip 'S' moniker, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone Edition to be unveiled on 12 September

By Max Langridge

A recent report from 9to5Mac suggests we've been calling the upcoming trio of iPhones the wrong name this whole time. While we've been referring to them as iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8, they will, according to Seth Weintraub, be iPhone 8, iPhone 8... Read more

This is Apple's Steve Jobs Theatre, where it will unveil next iPhones

This is Apple's Steve Jobs Theatre, where it will unveil next iPhones

By Elyse Betters

Apple plans to show off its Steve Jobs Theatre soon.The Apple Park venue, which is named after the late CEO and company co-founder, Steve Jobs, will be formally unveiled to the public during an iPhone 8 event on 12 September. There's no getting past that... Read more

IFA 2017: All the announcements that matter

IFA 2017: All the announcements that matter

By Rik Henderson

IFA, Internationale Funkausstellung, now holds one of the most significant spots on the calendar for international launches and product showcases.The show started in 1924 as a radio convention and now, hosted in Messe Berlin, it's one of the world's... Read more

Official Apple invite is out, iPhone 8 will be unveiled on 12 September

Official Apple invite is out, iPhone 8 will be unveiled on 12 September

By Max Langridge

Apple has finally sent out its official media invite for its annual hardware event, and as many suspected, it will take place on Tuesday 12 September, 2017 at 10 am PDT / 6pm BST. Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8: What's the story so far? It will... Read more

BlackBerry KeyOne black edition: Hands on with the stealthy upgrade

BlackBerry KeyOne black edition: Hands on with the stealthy upgrade

By Cam Bunton

The smartphone industry has long been in a race of uniformity. Everything is a glass rectangle dominated by screen, with the only real touches of individuality coming on the back of the phones. And even then, the differences can be only slight.Even at... Read more

Cat is back with two ultra-rugged long-lasting smartphones

Cat is back with two ultra-rugged long-lasting smartphones

By Cam Bunton

Last year, Cat launched the first phone equipped with a FLIR sensor for measuring temperature. This year it's back with two new mid-range smartphones designed to survive the harshest work environments. The S41 and S31 are both durable phones, and both... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium is all about specs and power. Not a huge amount changed in terms of design when the device launched at the end of February this year, aside from a few adjustments here and there, but it ticked almost all the boxes on the spec sheet.That... Read more

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus preview: Mid-ranger with a beefy battery

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus preview: Mid-ranger with a beefy battery

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced three smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, including two flagships to complement the 4K Xperia XZ Premium and one "super mid-ranger".The super mid-ranger comes in the form of the Xperia XA1 Plus, sitting alongside the... Read more

More Sony smartphones incoming: Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XA1 Plus announced at IFA 2017

More Sony smartphones incoming: Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XA1 Plus announced at IFA 2017

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile has announced three smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA, comprising the Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact and the Xperia XA1 Plus. The Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will sit within the company's flagship smartphones, but under the Xperia... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact preview: The small powerhouse returns

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact preview: The small powerhouse returns

By Britta O'Boyle

Until last year, the Sony Compact handset was one of our all-time favourite Sony devices. It was hard evidence that good things can come in small packages, offering the same power and hardware as the flagship smartphone it launched alongside.That all... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ1 preview: Classic design, upgraded hardware

Sony Xperia XZ1 preview: Classic design, upgraded hardware

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced three new smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA, including two flagship devices that will "complement" the spec-stacked Xperia XZ Premium that launched at the beginning of the year, rather than replace it. The Xperia XZ1 succeeds... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced its Galaxy Note 8 on 23 August, eight days before LG announced its second flagship smartphone of 2017 - the LG V30.The Galaxy Note 8 brings with it a lovely design with an almost all-screen front, a dual rear camera and an all-new... Read more

LG V30 vs LG V20: What's the difference?

LG V30 vs LG V20: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG has announced its second flagship smartphone of 2017 at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin. The smartphone comes in the form of the LG V30, succeeding the V20 that launched in September last year.Although in the past the V series hasn't been... Read more

LG V30 vs LG G6: What's the difference?

LG V30 vs LG G6: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG announced its second flagship of 2017 at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin. The company revealed the LG V30 during its press conference on 31 August, offering a great design and great specs.Question is, how does it compare to LG's current... Read more

LG V30 launch: What was launched and how to watch the IFA 2017 livestream again

LG V30 launch: What was launched and how to watch the IFA 2017 livestream again

By Rik Henderson

LG announced the LG V30 smartphone, a flagship successor to the V20, during its IFA 2017 press conference in Berlin.It streamed the whole thing online early on Thursday 31 August, so if you missed it you can catch-up on the event below.What happened... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's next Note device was unveiled at an event on 23 August in New York following months of rumours. The new Galaxy Note 8 joins the Galaxy S8 and S8+ as the company's third flagship smartphone in 2017, adding a stylus to the mix.The question is,... Read more

LG officially launches the LG V30: Wide screen, wide-angle, wide appeal

LG officially launches the LG V30: Wide screen, wide-angle, wide appeal

By Chris Hall

LG said a fair amount about the LG V30 in the run up to the launch event at IFA 2017. There's some significance in the launch, as this is the first mobile device launch at the Berlin technology show.The change of approach may have come about because LG's... Read more

Samsung IFA 2017: What was unveiled and how to re-watch event

Samsung IFA 2017: What was unveiled and how to re-watch event

By Elyse Betters

Samsung has turned its attention to consumer electronics.It hosted a press conference during IFA 2017 in Berlin to showcase products designed to cater for "your new normal" -- that's its tagline, not ours. The event already streamed, but you can re-watch... Read more

iPhone 8 features fully revealed in detailed report

iPhone 8 features fully revealed in detailed report

By Rik Henderson

There has been a lot said about the iPhone 8 in the last few months and we're pretty sure that, as we rush headlong to a prospective announcement event on 12 September, there'll be more to come yet. However, one report shows a more complete picture of... Read more

Apple might announce the next iPhones at an event on 12 September

Apple might announce the next iPhones at an event on 12 September

By Elyse Betters

Apple could announce its latest iPhone models in about two weeks.The company is reportedly holding an event on 12 September, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. It is expected to release three new devices: a tenth anniversary flagship... Read more

Oppo R11 review: The almost-great phone
3.5 stars

Oppo R11 review: The almost-great phone

By Cam Bunton

You might not know it, but Oppo is one of the world's most popular phone manufacturers. On a global scale of shipped devices it's in fourth place, behind Samsung, Apple and Huawei. And that's without having a major presence in western markets like Europe... Read more

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Protect your new 6.3-inch phablet

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Protect your new 6.3-inch phablet

By Elyse Betters

If you bought the Note 8, you'll want to protect your investment.Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8 has just been announced, and it's priced at £869 in the UK, which isn't exactly cheap. It would suck to get this device, then drop it within the first week of... Read more

Best US contract deals available today for Samsung Note 8

Best US contract deals available today for Samsung Note 8

By Hassan Mohammed

Here we round up the best handset deals available to you in the US for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 preview: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 follows-up from the Samsung Galaxy S8 that launched earlier... Read more

These official Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact images suggest some minor differences to its bigger brother

These official Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact images suggest some minor differences to its bigger brother

By Max Langridge

Just a day after official pictures of the Xperia XZ1 appeared in a leaked listing on Amazon, pictures of its Compact sibling have leaked via German website Winfuture.de. Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact: What's the story so far?  In true Sony style,... Read more

iPhone 8 price could be as high as $999, says report

iPhone 8 price could be as high as $999, says report

By Elyse Betters

It's hard to believe, but we could have a new iPhone by next month.Make that three new iPhones, to be exact. And according to The New York Times, at least one of them is going to be ridiculously expensive, which is something we've been hearing about for... Read more

Best US contract deals available today for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Best US contract deals available today for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

By Hassan Mohammed

Here we round up the best handset deals available to you in the US for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. With many phones looking like clones, or brands nonchalantly pushing out the same old design year-on-year, Samsung is in that favourable position... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ1 leaks out on Amazon ahead of IFA launch

Sony Xperia XZ1 leaks out on Amazon ahead of IFA launch

By Max Langridge

Even though we could be pretty certain that Sony would unveil the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact at IFA next week, Amazon has accidentally confirmed the news for us. The retail giant accidentally posted a listing for the XZ1, along with pictures of it in... Read more

Apple to unveil all three iPhone models on 12 September, will go on sale 22 September

Apple to unveil all three iPhone models on 12 September, will go on sale 22 September

By Max Langridge

There are just two major flagship phone launches left in 2017, the second-generation Google Pixel phones and the Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8. Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8: What's the story so far?  We've recently heard that the former... Read more

Google Pixel 2 to launch on 5 October, will come with Snapdragon 836

Google Pixel 2 to launch on 5 October, will come with Snapdragon 836

By Max Langridge

The second-generation of Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will launch on Thursday 5 October, at least that's according to Evan Blass. Considering Blass' track record with leaks, we're sitting up and taking notice of this one. Google Pixel... Read more

Dual camera smartphones: The history running through to the Galaxy Note 8

Dual camera smartphones: The history running through to the Galaxy Note 8

By Chris Hall

With more and more smartphones launching with a dual camera system, or two lenses on the back, we're taking a look at where this has all come from and romp through the history of dual lens smartphones. Dual lens cameras on smartphones aren't new, with... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera explored: What can the dual lens camera do?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera explored: What can the dual lens camera do?

By Chris Hall

The Note 8 isn't just about wiping away the memory of the flamin' Note 7, it's also about the debut of a new camera arrangement, a camera that's very likely to find its way into the Galaxy S9 in 2018.Of all the smartphone companies, Samsung is the biggest... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy Note 7: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy Note 7: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung officially unveiled the new Note 8 on 23 August at its Unpacked event in New York. The new Galaxy Note 8 succeeds the Galaxy Note 7, a device that started off as an excellent smartphone until battery issues saw it discontinued, leaving Note users... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was a fantastic phone, until the battery issues destroyed its reputation and left it with a legacy of being the only phone to be singled out before boarding a flight.We expected the Note family to die with the Note 7, but it lives... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 official: Dual cameras come to the S Pen superphone

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 official: Dual cameras come to the S Pen superphone

By Chris Hall

Confirming news that will surprise no one, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now official, with Samsung releasing another big screen, pipping the Galaxy S8+ in the inches department and stretching to 6.3-inches. The Galaxy Note 8 evolves the design of the... Read more