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LG V30+ name and logo confirmed, may only offer minor upgrades

LG V30+ name and logo confirmed, may only offer minor upgrades

By Max Langridge

As soon as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch is out the way this evening, all eyes will be turning to LG's press conference at IFA on 31 August. LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know LG V30 Plus confirmed, released at same time... Read more

Meizu announces M6 Note smartphone with dual-lens camera

Meizu announces M6 Note smartphone with dual-lens camera

By Max Langridge

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has released the M6 Note, a phone that on paper looks like it will will be a more wallet-friendly version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Meizu Pro 6 Plus review: A true alternative flagship?  The M6 Note represents... Read more

This is Lamborghini's latest luxury Android phone that you can't afford

This is Lamborghini's latest luxury Android phone that you can't afford

By Elyse Betters

Even though few people can afford them, expensive luxury smartphones are a thing.And the latest one comes from Tonino Lamborghini, the brand that's become synonymous with luxury cars. Dubbed the Alpha-One, the "signature smartphone" is now available at... Read more

Motorola Moto X4: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto X4: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola will have five phone ranges on shelves before the end of 2017. We've already seen the new Moto G5 range, Moto C range, Moto E range, as well as the Moto Z2 Play and Moto Z2 Force, but the Moto X has also made a comeback.The Moto X took a... Read more

Moto X4 fully revealed in pics shared by official Motorola distributor

Moto X4 fully revealed in pics shared by official Motorola distributor

By Elyse Betters

In case you haven't heard, Lenovo-owned Motorola is reviving the Moto X line in the form of the Moto X4.The device is set to be released this year, but we already know what it looks like, thanks to Motorola Iran's official distributor, which seems to... Read more

These Apple iPhone 8 parts further confirm all-screen front

These Apple iPhone 8 parts further confirm all-screen front

By Max Langridge

Just when you thought we couldn't see any new images of the iPhone 8 amongst the swaithe of renders and leaked photos, some images purporting to be genuine parts further prove it will have an all-screen front panel. Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 to get exclusive run of Snapdragon 845, possible module design

Samsung Galaxy S9 to get exclusive run of Snapdragon 845, possible module design

By Max Langridge

Samsung is rumoured to be at it again, just like it managed obtained exclusive 'first dibs' on the Snapdragon 835 processor this year, the S9 is expected to be the first to use the next-generation Snapdragon 845 processor as well. Samsung Galaxy S9: What's... Read more

Samsung's Bixby voice assistant now rolling out to 200 countries worldwide

Samsung's Bixby voice assistant now rolling out to 200 countries worldwide

By Max Langridge

Samsung has announced that it's very own Bixby voice assistant is now rolling out to 200 countries worldwide. The assistant currently only supports US English and Korean languages, so there may be a few language barriers to overcome, but it's welcome... Read more

Solar eclipse 2017: Smartphone photography tips and tricks

Solar eclipse 2017: Smartphone photography tips and tricks

By Elyse Betters

You probably want to take a picture of today's solar eclipse using your very own smartphone, right?Before you do, you should look up about whether it's OK. Here are some tips on how to safely take the best eclipse photos using your iPhone or Android smartphone,... Read more

These hands-on pics show the Motorola Moto X4 in the incredibly shiny flesh

These hands-on pics show the Motorola Moto X4 in the incredibly shiny flesh

By Max Langridge

We're expecting Motorola to officially unveil the Moto X4 smartphone next week at IFA. The only reason is to the phone in the flesh, as we know practically everything there is to know about it thanks to a leak from Android Authority near the start of... Read more

Nokia 9 with big-screen display could be Nokia's second flagship device

Nokia 9 with big-screen display could be Nokia's second flagship device

By Max Langridge

The Nokia 8 has only just been launched and, on paper at least, looks set to be a terrific smartphone. However, some may take issue with the screen size. At 5.3-inches, it doesn't exactly keep up with the recent trend of big-screen smartphones. Nokia... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 design shown in leaked dummy unit pics

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 design shown in leaked dummy unit pics

By Elyse Betters

Want to know what the Galaxy Note 8 really looks like?Samsung will unveil the phone in New York next week, but thanks to a new leak that appears to show a dummy unit, we already know what to expect in terms of design. The phone pictured looks exactly... Read more

Nokia 8 vs HTC U 11: What's the difference?

Nokia 8 vs HTC U 11: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Nokia announced its 2017 flagship smartphone at an event in August in the form of the Nokia 8. It joins the company's portfolio of three Android devices that were introduced at the beginning of the year, but it brings more advanced hardware and a couple... Read more

Nokia 6 review: Affordable Android with strength in design
3.5 stars

Nokia 6 review: Affordable Android with strength in design

By Chris Hall

Nokia's leap into Android smartphones has been very much dominated by design. It seems to be the focus of the new HMD Global-led Nokia brand, with strong design running through the Nokia 3 right up to the new Nokia 8.The Nokia 6 was the top-tier phone... Read more

Asus' new ZenFone 4 series is official, with five smartphones total

Asus' new ZenFone 4 series is official, with five smartphones total

By Elyse Betters

Asus has announced several new ZenFone 4 smartphones.Last week, Asus accidentally publishing listings for several ZenFone-branded smartphones, revealing specs and everything you could want to know, but now, those listings have officially gone live. Asus... Read more

Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

By Cam Bunton

Andy Rubin, one of the original creators of Android, is back with a bang. The Essential Phone looks to give you as much as possible from a device without bogging you down with technology that gets in the way.It's minimalist, durable and has an amazing... Read more

Essential Phone (PH-1) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

Essential Phone (PH-1) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

The Essential Phone, or PH-1, is the latest in the line up of Android smartphones. It comes from one of the original creators of the Android platform, Andy Rubin, and it has been designed with minimalism and durability in mind. It has an edge-to-edge... Read more

Essential Phone is finally available to buy - place your order now

Essential Phone is finally available to buy - place your order now

By Elyse Betters

Essential Phone is finally here.Three months after announcing its first flagship phone, Essential has announced you can finally buy it. In a blog announcement, the startup confirmed you can order it now through Essential.com, Sprint, and Best Buy.... Read more

This is the LG V30, and it looks stunning

This is the LG V30, and it looks stunning

By Max Langridge

Just two weeks before its official unveiling, an image of the LG V30 has leaked online via reliable tipster Evan Blass. LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know The image, posted to his Twitter account, shows the V30 from all sides... Read more

Nokia 8 vs Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3: What's the difference?

Nokia 8 vs Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Nokia announced three Android devices at Mobile World Congress at the beginning of the year as it began its fight back into smartphones. Since then, it has now launched a fourth model, looking to sit at the top of its portfolio, whilst taking on the... Read more

Nokia 8 aims to be amongst the first to offer Android O

Nokia 8 aims to be amongst the first to offer Android O

By Chris Hall

The Nokia 8 has just been announced, with HMD Global unveiling the flagship Android smartphone that many have been waiting for. It offers flagship specs, with a 5.3-inch Quad HD display and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 hardware, meaning it should... Read more

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

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

By Britta O'Boyle

Nokia has announced a fourth Android smartphone to its 2017 portfolio. The company, which is now under the brand HMD Global, announced the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 in March but the true flagship contender comes in the form of the Nokia 8.How does the... Read more

Nokia 8 official: Flagship power meets dual camera skills

Nokia 8 official: Flagship power meets dual camera skills

By Chris Hall

HMD Global, the guardian of the Nokia smartphone brand, has announced the Nokia 8, revealing the flagship smartphone that fans have been waiting all year for.The Nokia 8 will take the fight to the likes of the OnePlus 5, HTC U11 and Samsung Galaxy S8,... Read more

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

By Elyse Betters

Nokia is back. The brand is being used on phones again after Microsoft retired it on its own devices a couple of years ago.Finnish manufacturer HMD Global is releasing new Nokia handsets, this time loaded with Android, and we're extremely happy to see... Read more

These amazing images show us the Sony Xperia XZ1, and reveal its specs

These amazing images show us the Sony Xperia XZ1, and reveal its specs

By Max Langridge

Some images purporting to be the rear panel of the upcoming Sony Xperia XZ1 have appeared on Chinese site Weibo. The rear panels are distinctly different from the Xperia shells we saw leaked last week, which now transpire to be from the XZ1 Compact.... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 looks stunning in this leaked render

Huawei Mate 10 looks stunning in this leaked render

By Max Langridge

Huawei has always produced phones that comfortably rival the flagships from Apple, Samsung, LG and Sony. The Mate 10 looks set to be no different if this leaked render on Chinese site Weibo is anything to go by. Huawei Mate 10: What's the story so far?... Read more

Incredible Samsung Galaxy Note 8 press pic leak shows phone in "Deep Sea Blue"

Incredible Samsung Galaxy Note 8 press pic leak shows phone in "Deep Sea Blue"

By Rik Henderson

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be revealed in full in New York on 23 August but here it is in all its glory.A press render has been posted on Twitter by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) and, considering his track record, it's nigh-on certain to be genuine.It... Read more

Google Pixel 2 to be made by HTC, will borrow the U11's squeezable sides

Google Pixel 2 to be made by HTC, will borrow the U11's squeezable sides

By Max Langridge

It has been rumoured for some time that the two new Pixel devices will be made by different manufacturers. The smaller Pixel was thought to be made by HTC and that has now been confirmed after it has appeared on the US FCC. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL... Read more

Qualcomm reveals its next-generation camera modules and depth-sensing image tech

Qualcomm reveals its next-generation camera modules and depth-sensing image tech

By Max Langridge

Qualcomm has revealed details about its camera processing technology and some new camera modules, for smartphones and VR headsets, that will arrive alongside the next flagship Snapdragon processor platform for Android smartphones. LG and Qualcomm are... Read more

LG V30 Plus confirmed, released at same time as LG V30

LG V30 Plus confirmed, released at same time as LG V30

By Rik Henderson

The LG V30 smartphone will be unveiled during the company's IFA 2017 press event in Berlin at 9am CEST (8am BST) on Thursday 31 August. We will be there and hosting the livestream on Pocket-lint, so you'll find out everything about the new handset as... Read more

LG V30 UX revealed ahead of launch, second screen confirmed

LG V30 UX revealed ahead of launch, second screen confirmed

By Max Langridge

LG will unveil the V30 smartphone at IFA in two weeks time, but before the big reveal, the company is drip-feeding information about it. The latest snippet of info relates to the user interface, with LG saying the V30 will come with the very latest UX... Read more

Asus just accidentally leaked out four different ZenFone 4 smartphones

Asus just accidentally leaked out four different ZenFone 4 smartphones

By Elyse Betters

Asus is a week away from announcing the ZenFone 4, but thanks to a new leak, we know all about it (and its three siblings).Here's the thing: Asus accidentally publishing listings for four ZenFone-branded smartphones via its French website, which means... Read more

Full Motorola X4 specs and press images leak ahead of launch

Full Motorola X4 specs and press images leak ahead of launch

By Max Langridge

We've known for some time that Motorola would be releasing a new X-series smartphone sometime this year thanks to a leaked presentation slide. Evan Blass then shared the name Moto X4, which is what we've been using to refer to the upcoming smartphone.... Read more

Motorola's Gamepad Moto Mod is now available to pre-order

Motorola's Gamepad Moto Mod is now available to pre-order

By Elyse Betters

Motorola has announced more details about its Moto GamePad, including that you can pre-order now, though there's a catch.When Lenovo-owned Motorola unveiled the Moto Z2 Play smartphone in June, it also announced a new Moto Mod that attaches to all Moto... Read more

Apple's iPhone 8 could use facial recognition for Apple Pay and more

Apple's iPhone 8 could use facial recognition for Apple Pay and more

By Elyse Betters

Apple must really hate that HomePod code leak.Developers have been combing through it, trying to uncover features that Apple may be developing, and much to their surprise, they've been stumbling upon some major changes expected to come to the next iPhone.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8's dual camera confirmed in leaked pic

Samsung Galaxy Note 8's dual camera confirmed in leaked pic

By Max Langridge

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 phablet has been long-rumoured to come with a dual camera, the first for a Samsung smartphone. Now it appears to have been confirmed in a leaked picture from usually reliable leaker Evan Blass. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Release date,... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 may be a completely bezel-free phone

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 may be a completely bezel-free phone

By Max Langridge

With so much attention being given to the screens of the Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 and LG G6, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi was actually one of the first to produce a bezel-less phone in the Mi Mix. Xiaomi... Read more

LG says V30 will have the "world's clearest smartphone camera lens"

LG says V30 will have the "world's clearest smartphone camera lens"

By Max Langridge

LG has revealed details about the camera on the upcoming V30 smartphone ahead of its official unveiling on 31 August at the IFA trade show in Berlin. LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know The South Korean company says the V30 will... Read more

iPhone 8 might be able to detect your face and auto-mute notifications

iPhone 8 might be able to detect your face and auto-mute notifications

By Elyse Betters

Leaks about the iPhone 8's design are fun, but sometimes it's cooler to hear about new features that'll make it standout.And the latest leak on the upcoming Apple smartphone is a great example of that. Developer Guilherme Rambo has been combing through... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact appear in leaked photos

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact appear in leaked photos

By Max Langridge

Some images purporting to be the Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact have appeared online on Chinese site Digi-wo, and picked up by Slashgear. We haven't heard too much about the phones so far, other than the alleged XZ1 appearing on Geekbench. Sony could... Read more

Grab yourself a Barcelona edition Oppo R11 for a lot less than £198 million

Grab yourself a Barcelona edition Oppo R11 for a lot less than £198 million

By Rik Henderson

Chinese tech brand Oppo has continued its long partnership with Spanish footballing giants Barcelona for a special edition version of its R11 smartphone.The Oppo R11 x FC Barcelona edition handset was launched in Shanghai and will initially be available... Read more

Vodafone Smart V8 review: A new budget smartphone champion?
4.5 stars

Vodafone Smart V8 review: A new budget smartphone champion?

By Cam Bunton

The race to become budget champion is on, as it has been for a few years now. As each year rushes through in this era of fast-paced change, there's never been a better time to look for an affordable smartphone. Many will point you towards Honor or Moto... Read more

Sharp's new smartphone tries to copy Essential Phone and iPhone 8

Sharp's new smartphone tries to copy Essential Phone and iPhone 8

By Elyse Betters

Sharp has a new phone that reminds us of the Essential Phone.Called the Aquos S2, it has a 5.5-inch 2K screen, and if you were to look just at its front side, you could easily mistake it for the Essential Phone. You see, the screen wraps around the selfie... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active vs Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active vs Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced a rugged version of its super Galaxy S8 smartphone. The company has described the Galaxy S8 Active as the "toughest Galaxy yet", adding various alterations that turn the S8 into a more suitable device for those in the construction... Read more

LG V30 just completely leaked out thanks to... Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

LG V30 just completely leaked out thanks to... Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

By Elyse Betters

LG's latest partnership with Hitrecord has given us a good look at the yet-to-be-released LG V30.The phone maker has worked with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt over the past couple of years on promotions for its flagship devices. More specifically, it partnered... Read more

It's official: Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active tough phone has arrived

It's official: Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active tough phone has arrived

By Elyse Betters

Do you love Samsung's latest flagship but refuse to pay a lot for phones because you're too rough with them?That's where Samsung's Galaxy Active line comes in handy. The company has just expanded it with the new Galaxy S8 Active, a rugged version of... Read more

OnePlus 5 gets a gorgeous gold finish, we go hands on

OnePlus 5 gets a gorgeous gold finish, we go hands on

By Cam Bunton

OnePlus has announced that it's bringing its popular Soft Gold colour scheme back for its latest flagship phone, the OnePlus 5. We've been able to get our hands on it in time for launch, and figured we'd show you what it looks like in the hand (and... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could feature an embedded fingerprint sensor

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could feature an embedded fingerprint sensor

By Max Langridge

Samsung hasn't even released the Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S9, but already we're hearing rumours about next year's Galaxy Note 9. It all revolves around an embedded fingerprint sensor, a touchy subject for both Samsung and Apple right now. Samsung Galaxy... Read more

Glass back on iPhone 7S dummy model suggests wireless charging is on the way

Glass back on iPhone 7S dummy model suggests wireless charging is on the way

By Max Langridge

We've spent so much time focusing on the Apple iPhone 8, that the 7S and 7S Plus have largely gone under the radar. That's now changed thanks to some leaked images purporting to be a dummy model of the upcoming iPhone 7S Plus appearing online. Apple iPhone... Read more

You still can't buy Essential Phone - but, hey, it's on Best Buy now

You still can't buy Essential Phone - but, hey, it's on Best Buy now

By Elyse Betters

First, we were told June.But then June slipped into July, and now, suddenly, it's August. And there is still no word from Andy Rubin, the co-creator of Android, about when we can expect the first phone from his new company. Sure, we were told a couple... Read more