News from Huawei

Published in Phones by mfereday on Oct 20, 2020
Huawei does seem to prefer targeting the younger market with its new products such as this latest offering.

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Published in Phones by paul_smart on Oct 14, 2020
This is a new phone brand – to me anyway – it comes from Nigeria and seems to be a good build quality with components to match. My initial observations note that the rear mounted cameras seem to extend by more than a normal amount from the rest of the case.

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Published in Phones by paul_smart on Sep 23, 2020
I rarely get a chance to see an Apple device as they do not seem interested in UK journalists. So it is nice when a telecoms company offer one for review. It looks very smart and while it uses much the same system to turn on you are met with a wall of permissions just to get to the Home screen.

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Published in Phones by paul_smart on Aug 26, 2020
This is a new SmartPhone designed for 5G but that still works using 4G if you live or work in an area currently without 5G coverage. This is supplied with a transparent back and sides silicon cover that stops the cameras being proud on the back which means that you can lay it on any surface without any danger of scratching that surface.

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Published in Phones by mfereday on Aug 18, 2020
Adding to its range of smartphone handsets, TCL Communications has launched its first 5G-enabled model.

889633 DOOGEE N20 Pro Android SmartphoneNews of a New Handset

Published in Phones by mfereday on Aug 11, 2020
The N20 Pro is a new handset arriving from Spain.

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Published in Phones by paul_smart on Aug 5, 2020
This is the latest value offering from Honor, unlike recent offerings from their parent company Honor still seem to have access to Google and therefore no different to other manufacturers and for you the user all the Apps you use are still available from the Google Play Store.

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Published in Phones by mfereday on Jul 7, 2020
Despite Lockdown, new smartphone handsets continue to arrive, including this model from OPPO.
I have seen several grips some that seemingly defy gravity likewise stands that keep your phone at the correct viewing angle. Here is a device that does both allowing a couple of fingers to slip through a gap or by opening up the aperture to lean or hang in the correct position to view ‘handless’.

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Published in Phones by mfereday on June 25, 2020
Looking for a new handset, then Xiaomi has a new model that might suit.

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Published in Phones by paul_smart on June 17, 2020
Knowing the price of something when I start reviewing is not my choice as it might predetermine the value score, here however I do know the price and ‘I do not believe it’ came immediately to mind. As always there must be minus points, now to try and find them.
Most people with limited sight or poor hearing will have heard of Doro and over the years I have reviewed a number of their handsets. Outwardly it looks like any recent SmartPhone so there is no embarrassment about using it. Right from the off things on the Home screen are just that more widely spaced and more easily focused upon.

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Published in Phones by mfereday on May 21, 2020
With a kidnapped detective, investigating daughter and a helpful dog, this next game sets you on the trail of missing relics.

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Published in Phones by mfereday on May 16, 2020
Looking to brighten your view of the virtual world, TCL offers a new range of handsets.

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Published in Phones by paul_smart on May 13, 2020
This is the latest offering from Motorola the Moto g8; it can work using the three buttons at the base of the screen or after a single click in Settings with ‘Gestures’. Unlike a lot of recent phones this still has a 3.5mm socket for headphones or earbuds. It also comes with a clear cover for the back and sides for protection for the odd drop.

Audacious SIM

Published in Phones by paul_smart on May 4, 2020
This is a SIM with a difference, it is tuned to your hearing, so your phone conversations in any phone are as clear as they can be, and this service is ideal if you have a little or a lot of hearing loss. The process is simple and they have several plans to suit the amount you use your phone. In these times where meetings in person are not encouraged the phone becomes more important than ever.

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Published in Phones by paul_smart on Apr 20, 2020
This is the last of the recent batch of new SmartPhones from Emporia. This brand of phones looks like a normal SmartPhone but gives the user extra help be it more volume for those of us with hearing loss or brighter and more distinct displays for those with sight problems; however they can also be used as a standard Android SmartPhone.
Since these two devices were reviewed towards the end of 2019 I have been asked to tell you about changes made to them in order that should you purchase them now you have the actual updated information for instance the Pixel 4XL was one of the first to come with Android 10 as standard.

New from Xiaomi

Published in Phones by mfereday on Apr 4, 2020
Adding to the ever-growing range of smartphones, Xiaomi has developed its Mi10 family of products.

Emporia Smart.3mini

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Apr 1, 2020
Having recently told you about a couple of Emporia phones that are designed with Android Go and an Interface for those who need assistance here I am looking at a phone that has Standard Android (version 9) and then a possible skin to suit those with sight or hearing problems designed by Emporia but this can equally well work without it.

EE and Amazon

Published in Phones by mfereday on Mar 24, 2020
News of agreement between EE and Amazon

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Published in Phones by paul_smart on Mar 16, 2020
This phone looks like a normal Android Smart Phone but also offers help like extra volume, brighter contrast and larger text all things that help when our bodies start to say that is too hard and best of all a easy to use User Manual that explains everything, perhaps better still all of it is in a single language.

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Published in Phones by mfereday on Mar 10, 2020
Pack your bags, you are off to Pompeii to locate a time travelling artefact.


Published in Phones by paul_smart on Mar 6, 2020
For those times where a third hand would be useful, well normally that is not possible but with a Popsocket you can keep you phone stabilised and still do those extra things without that third hand, the Popsocket sticks on the back of your phone so one hand may be all you need.

Smartwatch Popularity

Published in Phones by mfereday on Mar 3, 2020
If you are the owner of a smartwatch, what is your favourite feature?
Most people who are getting older know of Doro phones and they are very good when mobility starts to fail. However there is a company who have been around for four years longer and for me anyway remained a total secret before a recent meeting with someone who has worked for several companies who specialize in helping in that sector.

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Published in Phones by paul_smart on Feb 10, 2020
This is an unusual phone, it does not have the latest and fastest processor, nor does it have the largest screen in the thinnest body, it is sold at a premium price but unlike the competition you can get into it and it even comes with a screwdriver so instead of the standard 12-18 months life this is marketed for a five year cycle of use.

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Published in Phones by mfereday on Jan 18, 2020
Are you ready for a story about a journey? Maybe it is not to the destination you would opt for given the choice. But Vendel Games hope you will accept the invitation.

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Published in Phones by mfereday on Jan 7, 2020
When the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom arrived for review, I felt a certain affinity with the product.

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Published in Phones by paul_smart on Dec 27, 2019
Unlike a number of other Huawei SmartPhones this arrived with little fanfare. It is that little bit smaller than some and for a lot of people this may seem a good feature, so what exactly has this latest offering to offer the user.