878407 Huawei Honor 9 Lite Android Smart PhonHonor 9 Goes Lite

Published in Phones by mfereday on 12 Apr 2018
Manufacturers tend to use the word “Lite” as a means of launching a second version of a product that has reduced features. But what does this mean in the case of the Honor 9 Lite.

878286 Motorola Moto Z2 Play Android Smart PhonMoto Z2 Play

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 28 Mar 2018
Motorola used to send regular phones to be reviewed and then they became part of Lenovo who have a different reviews team, so it’s been a while since one has crossed my desk and this only because it is one of a range promoted by Vodafone.

878279 Huawei honor view 10 android smart phonThe Latest Honor Offering

Published in Phones by mfereday on 20 Mar 2018
No sooner had I completed my review of the Honor 7X smartphone than Huawei announced the released of its Honor View 10 model. It was not too long before a unit was winging its way to me for the purpose of reviewing the product.

877995 Blackberry KEYone 64GB 4GB RAM UK SIM Free smart phonBlackBerry KEY one Black

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 16 Mar 2018
Most people will have either an iOS, Android or even a Windows Phone, their used to be another option called BlackBerry and now there is again, now surfacing from the dead with Android, so you have what looks like a BlackBerry offering but running Android.

877809 Honor View 10 All Screen Dual CameraHonor View 10

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 5 Mar 2018
Honor have the same parent company as Huawei in fact their UK PR is in the same building in London. So a lot of the latest technology can be found in both these brands. Here I am looking at the Honor View 10 one of their recent releases.

877804 Huawei Mate 10 Pro Android SmartphonHuawei Mate 10 Pro

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 23 Feb 2018
Another in the range of reviews of the latest mobile phones courtesy of Vodafone whose network coverage is -in my tests anyway - superior to that offered by other mobile phone companies. Huawei are the new kids on the block making others sit up and work harder to catch up.

877661 Huawei Honor 7X Android SmartphonHuawei Honor

Published in Phones by mfereday on 15 Feb 2018
Joining the ranks of new handsets to grab your attention is the latest Honor offering.

877381 Wileyfox Pro with Windows 10 BUSINESWileyFox Pro Windows Phone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 31 Jan 2018
While the Windows phone seems for many manufacturers to be not the path to take with iOS and Android the winners left to slug it out between themselves in business we are told there is still a sector that needs/requires Windows phones.

877207 Wileyfox Spark X Add WileyFox Add-X

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 12 Jan 2018
Not exactly a new phone but a chance to purchase this ‘mid-range’ phone at a lower price by simply accepting a static ad as your lock screen, so you get a new phone of a design only launched a few months ago at a price of around 60% of what you would pay without the ad lock screen.

877173 Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus Add Adverts for Discounts

Published in Phones by mfereday on 30 Dec 2017
Looking for a way to save money on your next smartphone purchase then Wileyfox might have a solution.

877172 Motorola Moto Z2 Play Android Smart PhonMoto Z2 Play

Published in Phones by mfereday on 28 Dec 2017
If the multifunction aspect of modern smartphones is not enough for you then Lenovo offers a modular approach.

877108 Huawei Honor 7Honor 7X phone from Huawei

Published in Phones by adrianmorant on 19 Dec 2017
The recent worldwide launch of two new smartphones held in London by Huawei brand Honor was held with the slogan “For the Brave”. One, the Honor View 10 was described as “challenging the smartphone market with AI” will be available early next year while the other the Honor 7X is available now.
Wileyfox is now offering an appreciable discount on the price of smartphones in return for users accepting lockscreen advertising with its Add-X service. This is the latest move in a cut-throat marketplace where vendors are looking for innovative ways of attracting price-sensitive buyers and generating revenue.

876523 Samsung Galaxy S8 pluSamsung S8+

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 13 Nov 2017
This ‘+’ of the Samsung S8 is seriously big and for the first time I have been able to move all my Apps etc. from one phone to another seamlessly. If you are someone whose life revolves round a phone why not have that extra screen size that you get here.

875816 Myphone Hammer Axe Pro Dual Sim Android Smart PhonMyPhone Hammer Axe Pro

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 18 Oct 2017
This is from a Polish company bringing a range of SmartPhones to various parts of Europe including the UK. The first thing I noticed is that it is not light and the volume levels need to be adjusted as they as set rather high by default, ideal for those with hearing loss.

876083 huawei honor 9 android smart phonHuawei Honor 9

Published in Phones by mfereday on 10 Oct 2017
Designed for the young at heart (at whatever age), the Honor 9 is the latest smartphone in the range to join the Huawei family of products. With this particular model, Huawei has attempted to combine aspects of quality, appearance and a price point that should appeal to its designated market sector.

875627 vodafone smart n8 android mobile phonVodafone Smart N8

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 4 Oct 2017
A sub £80 SmartPhone is not how I normally start but if price is the most important thing then what better way. However if the phone offers the majority of things other more expensive unit do then surely it’s a good place to start.

874572 samsung galaxy sSamsung S8 from Vodafone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 19 Jul 2017
I think we all know Samsung took a big hit with last year’s offering The S7 although when I got to see one when all the initial problems were sorted it seemed a nice phone. Here is this year’s offering that you will have to have been away from all advertising to have missed news of it so what does it do and perhaps most of all is it worth all the hype?

874568 Amplicomms Extra Loud Comfort Mobile Phone with Emergency FunctioAmplicomms Phone PowerTel M9500

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 7 Jul 2017
This is not just another phone, nor even another phone for the hard of hearing, I grant you that it looks like a standard smart phone and it has volume levels that would make most with good hearing jump but this unit goes one step further in that …

874526 Motorola Moto G4 Play 16GB SIM Free Android SmartphonMoto G4 Play Handset

Published in Phones by mfereday on 4 Jul 2017
Available on various monthly plans from Vodafone is the Moto G4 Play.

874372 samsung galaxy a5 android smartphonSamsung Galaxy A5 from Vodafone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 30 June 2017
This is a rather fine phone, not like some that are almost too large to hold, this fits easily in the adult hand. Like other recent phones it arrived courtesy of Vodafone. As I am aware of certain black spot areas south of London these areas always get tried for phone and also 4G coverage as part of my tests on the phone and service offered by Vodafone.
While most of us have at least one mobile phone, only a small proportion of us have a case for it. There are a huge variety of options from a wallet style that also covers the screen to those that just cover the back and sides of your phone.
While cases for phones are an important extra – they should in my opinion be supplied with the phone – I suspect the reason they are not is the same as that I was given many years ago for not supplying a USB lead with a printer the reseller wants the opportunity for an extra sale.

874335 Huawei P10 litA Lite Handset

Published in Phones by mfereday on 15 June 2017
Usually it is Huawei that supplies my review samples of its handsets, but this time Vodafone provided the model.

873265 Huawei Nexus 6P android smart phonHuawei Nexus 6P from Vodafone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 26 May 2017
Because of the relationship Huawei have with Android they always get the newest and latest version of Android, here the current version is 7.1.1 whereas the only other version of ‘Nougat’ I have seen is Version 7 several point releases behind.

873105 Huawei P8 Lite Android Smart PhonHuawei P8 Lite PRA-LX1

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 1 May 2017
While Android 7 phones are still in the minority this offering from Huawei has it. Until last year Huawei was a name I had not heard of. A huge launch brought the P9 to the world’s attention and although this was launched much later this is the latest version of the P8.

872763 samsung galaxy s7 edgSamsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 24 Apr 2017
A rather nice phone that has the ability to fast charge via wireless, I did not try this, sticking to the perhaps safer micro USB connection. The word ‘Edge’ is taken literally here as the screen has no border at all, so the screen literally goes to the edge.

872759 Vodafone Smart platinum Vodafone Platinum Plus

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 14 Apr 2017
I know the centre of London quite well but move a few miles away it might just as well be a different city so I find Google Maps invaluable and that came into use just south of the Elephant and Castle whilst I was reviewing this unit.

872845 Honor 6X Android SmartphonHuawei Honor 6X

Published in Phones by mfereday on 4 Apr 2017
As part of its presence at CES 2017, Huawei launched its Honor 6X handset. This latest addition to the company’s popular range of handsets comes with the claim of being the world’s first smartphone to come with dual-camera functionality priced at under £250.

872542 wileyfox swift 2x android mobile smart phonWileyFox Swift 2 X

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 27 Mar 2017
At the end of last year WileyFox launched two new SmartPhones, at the event it was let slip that another was soon to be launched, during terrible January weather it was launched and this is what it was all about a larger screen with higher resolution and a larger battery.