Cold Calling Nuisances

Published in Phones by mfereday on 21 Jan 2017
“Your computer is infected with a virus” or “we can claim on your behalf for that accident you know nothing about” are just a couple of nuisance call topics.

871377 Doro 8030 8 GB SIM Free SmartphonDoro 8030 SmartPhone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 20 Jan 2017
I think of Doro for home phones and basic mobiles for those with hearing and sight problems. While they have released a SmartPhone previously I never got to see it. This was shown at their Xmas In July event but only arrived with me in November.

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Published in Phones by paul_smart on 11 Jan 2017
Over the years I have looked at a good number of phones from the French company Archos. Here I think I have received their first rugged phone. This is still a normal phone in other ways but it is able to stand up the odd drop or three.

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Published in Phones by paul_smart on 4 Jan 2017
This phone has no curves and for some that maybe in vogue, but I am no fashion guru. After Apple and Samsung perhaps the best known brand is Sony and this offering is the latest one from them to come across my desk courtesy of Vodafone.

Samsung A3 6

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 2 Dec 2016
Not everyone wants or needs the largest SmartPhone so this slightly smaller offering from Samsung may fit their needs. It seems that the mobile phone teams to follow are Samsung or iPhone as far as the vast quantity of publicity created.

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Published in Phones by mfereday on 1 Dec 2016
Adding to its range of smartphone handsets, Huawei has released the Mate 9.

A Wileyfox Handset

Published in Phones by mfereday on 26 Nov 2016
A visit to a central London location, just off Oxford Street, introduced me to a new handset from Wileyfox.
Both items from a company called tech21, first a case for an iPhone 7 and also for the same device something that Apple devices certainly seem to need a screen protector and this is called Impact Shield Self Heal 4.7 inches.

870261 Doro 8030 8 GB SIM Free SmartphonDoro 8030 smartphone

Published in Phones by adrianmorant on 11 Nov 2016
The Doro 8030 is an easy to use smart phone tailored to meet the needs of those mature people who form the company’s traditional market but now feel that they are ready to migrate to a smart phone.

870477 Wileyfox Swift 2 phonWileyfox Swift 2 phones

Published in Phones by adrianmorant on 4 Nov 2016
At the recent launch of two new smartphones, the Swift 2 and the Swift 2 Plus, Wileyfox let slip, either by accident or design, details of a third phone, the Swift 2 X.

A Money Saving Plan

Published in Phones by mfereday on 1 Nov 2016
As every family member now seems to demand their own mobile handset, so some sort of control needs to be applied to their use and financial considerations.

869852 Obi Worldphone MV1 Android SmartphonObi MV1 SmartPhone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 17 Oct 2016
While top of the range SmartPhones are in the middle hundreds there are a few ‘more basic’ offerings often with older operating systems that are available for say £50. So what can you expect to get for well under one hundred pounds?

870085 Philips 272B7QPTKEB Brilliance B Line QHD LCD MonitoPhilips 27 inch Quad HD monitor

Published in Phones by adrianmorant on 14 Oct 2016
The Philips 27-inch 272B7QPTKEB professional monitor with its quad HD resolution incorporates a pop-up web cam and is targeted at meeting the needs of business both in terms of performance and space.
There are two companies I think of who design specifically for the hard of hearing. In fact this is often the older person who not only has hearing difficulties but also sight problems, so it’s not only a phone to let you know someone’s calling but one so you can hear what they are saying.

869598 Honor 5C android SmartphonHonor SmartPhone 5C

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 5 Oct 2016
Not a name I had heard of until shortly after the launch of the Huawei P9 when I found out this was a sister company, so when I received an invite to a breakfast briefing I accepted, I am not keen on rush hour travel at my age and when the venue is nowhere near a tube station even less and worse still it was held on a day when your umbrella was as much use to keep you dry as a colander.

869594 Vodafone Smart prime 7 android smart phonVodafone Smart Ultra 7

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 26 Sep 2016
This is the latest SmartPhone offering from Vodafone, as its their own brand you pay a little less but still get all the functionality that a recent Android SmartPhone has to offer, it looks Smart but you save just a little on the cost of it against a similar device from some manufacturers.

869499 doro 6520 easy to use mobile phonDoro 6520 Easy phone

Published in Phones by adrianmorant on 11 Sep 2016
The Doro 6520 is the latest clamshell “easy” phone with added features aimed at the needs of the elderly and frail. It offers greater security to them and peace of mind to their relatives.

869530 doro 6520 easy to use mobile phonA Feature Phone

Published in Phones by mfereday on 6 Sep 2016
The latest handset to come my way from Doro belongs to the feature phone category

869370 Archos 50 16 GB Power 4G Dual Sim SmartphonArchos Android Phone 50 Power

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 2 Sep 2016
A 5 inch SmartPhone from Archos called 50 Power, it looks like many other phones but your secret is that it is sold SIM free and costs somewhat less than a lot of equivalent phones; it can be either a single SIM or dual SIM phone.
It seems a shame that virtually no phones come with a protective case as standard. Here are two offerings the first for the excellent Huawei P9 and second for either the iPhone 6 or 6S, the first called Tudia and the second Defense.

869351 Huawei Honor 5 Android Mobile PhonHuawei Honor 5C Handset

Published in Phones by mfereday on 20 Aug 2016
It was a rainy day in London as I made my way to find out more about the latest Honor handset.

869211 Huawei P9 Plus android smartphoneHuewei P9 Plus

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 5 Aug 2016
The P9 is an excellent camera and phone, look back and you will find two reviews of it on this site, however launched at the same time – but not immediately available - is the P9 Plus which was stated to cost £100 more so what exactly does the extra get you.

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Published in Phones by mfereday on 23 Jul 2016
Adding to its own brand range of handsets, Vodafone has released the Smart platinum 7 smartphone.

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Published in Phones by paul_smart on 15 Jul 2016
A PAYG offering from Vodafone, this 5inch screen offering seems almost small by some recent items that have passed over my desk but it means it fits easily in a pocket and can be held easily in the palm of your hand for ease of use.

868919 vodafone smart ultra 7 android phonSmart Ultra 7 Handset

Published in Phones by mfereday on 9 Jul 2016
Adding to its range of budget smartphone offerings, Vodafone has released its Smart Ultra 7 model.

868821 Optoma NuForce BE6I Bluetooth EarphoneNu Force BE-6i

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 1 Jul 2016
These are a pair of quality in ear earbuds. The only lead is the small flat one connecting the two buds, a short distance from the left earbud is the in lead box that charges the buds and also moves through your tracks etc. on whatever device you connect them to.

868603 sony xperia Sony Xperia X

Published in Phones by mfereday on 11 June 2016
With dimensions of 143 x 69 x 7.7 mm (H x W x D) and weighing 152g, the Xperia X is Sony’s latest entry into the rather overcrowded smartphone market sector.

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Published in Phones by mfereday on 28 May 2016
This is definitely a case of company action negating a review.

868247 archos f24 power mobile phonArchos F24 from Sainsbury’s

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 27 May 2016
Larger Sainsbury’s stores have their mobile phone shops and this more basic level product is one offering available from them. However when you look at it you see something chunky that would be ideal from the older person to have.

868223 Archos Helium 70b 8GB 3G 4G White   tabletArchos 70b Helium

Published in Phones by mfereday on 24 May 2016
Aimed at the budget sector of the mobile market, and currently it is available for around £74, the Archos 70b Helium has been released under the banner of “Entertainment your way”.