881899 Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite 64GB Android Smart PhonXiaomi Mi 8 Lite Phone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 21 Jan 2019
To me anyway this is a totally new Chinese phone company, I first heard of them a few weeks ago when I received an invite at short notice to their new UK store at Westfield shopping centre, which due to conflicts I could not make, however I was sent their latest phone the Mi 8 Lite. Looking at their website sees they are far more than just a phone company as they are big – like the world’s fourth largest - in Internet, Connected Homes and Software.

881700 OnePlus 6T 8 GB RAOnePlus 6T

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 9 Jan 2019
Early in 2018 One Plus 6 had a worldwide launch for their flagship new phone in the Olympic Park in Stratford, here a phone from OnePlus 6 with an added ‘T’ that has a lot of the features but at around half the price.

881465 xiaomi mi pocophone F1 android smartphonPocophone Smartphone

Published in Phones by mfereday on 3 Jan 2019
With its new UK store and plenty of new products, Xiaomi has been busy of late.

881401 alcatel series 1 mobile phonAlcatel Smartphone

Published in Phones by mfereday on 25 Dec 2018
A smartphone costing under £60 is the subject of this next review.

881292 Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128 GB Android Smart PhonHuawei Mate20 Pro

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 21 Dec 2018
A trip to London’s Excel saw the world launch along with about 2000 others from around the planet of the latest flagship phone from Huawei, the Mate20 Pro. Apart from being that bit faster, larger screen and better featured this offered new features including AI effects as well as having no less than three Leica cameras in a square section on its rear.

881180 vodafone smart N9 android mobile phonA Smart Handset

Published in Phones by mfereday on 11 Dec 2018
As well as offering its customers a full range of popular handsets for their communication needs, Vodafone has also developed its own range of handsets.

880779 Huawei Mate20 Lite Android PhonHuawei Mate 20 lite

Published in Phones by mfereday on 15 Nov 2018
When it comes to Huawei handsets, you can never really complain that you are spoilt for choice.

880713 HTC U12 android smart phonHTC’s U12 Life smartphone

Published in Phones by adrianmorant on 4 Nov 2018
The HTC U12 Life is a smartphone with a 6 inch 18:9 screen and dual camera that sits in the middle ground between the premium products and the real budget phones.

880599 Huawei P20 android smart phonHuawei P20 Smartphone

Published in Phones by mfereday on 23 Oct 2018
With a choice of colour schemes, this next smartphone has excellent photographic options.

880425 vodafone voxi servicVodafone VOXI

Published in Phones by mfereday on 2 Oct 2018
Recently, on a visit to Vodafone’s Newbury base I was introduced to a new initiative from the company.

880434 Doro 8035 UK SIM Free SmartphonDORO 8035 SmartPhone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 1 Oct 2018
Doro have been selling their phones in the UK for many years, not only do they do home phones but they also are the premier manufacturer for those with disabilities be that sight or hearing, now they have moved into SmartPhones that look normal but can still offer help but you no longer have a phone that looks like it’s for someone who has a disability.

880346 Alcatel 5086Y 2BALGB7 series 5 android phonMid-range Alcatel 5

Published in Phones by adrianmorant on 23 Sep 2018
The Alcatel 5 is a mid-range smartphone with a 5.7 inch 18:9 display that has a reasonable range of features and ticks most of the boxes and so will be an attractive proposition for those on a budget.

880181 Clip On Professional 22x Mobile Phone Zoom LenBrando 22x Lens for SmartPhones

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 7 Sep 2018
While modern SmartPhones can take excellent images and videos one thing that a decent DSLR camera often has is a good optical zoom, here is a kit that can give your SmartPhone the ability to get great zoom for your images.
HTC has just announced, at a “media pre-briefing” its latest super-budget phone. Scheduled to be available late September / early October this 6 inch 18:9 FHD+ (1080 x 2160) phone will have a retail price of £299 which places it firmly on the middle ground between the premium products and the real budget phones.

880097 Alcatel 3V Spectrum Android Free SmartphonAlcatel 3V smartphone

Published in Phones by adrianmorant on 26 Aug 2018
The Alcatel 3V 5099D is a 4G LTE smartphone with a 6 inch screen which is competitively priced and offers a range of features comparable to those of the premium brands.

879965 Maxcom Comfort MM831 Big Button SIM Free Mobile PhonMaxcom Comfort 831

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 15 Aug 2018
Maxcom are quite a new phone company to arrive in the UK, they have been in Europe for some years. While this is not exclusively an older persons phone it would certainly be useful to allow someone to keep their independence and as it has an emergency call button on the back providing the phone is within reach, then help should come when needed.

879880 Huawei Honor 7S android smart phonA New Handset

Published in Phones by mfereday on 9 Aug 2018
The Huawei development team has obviously been hard at work of late as can be seen by the release of the company’s Honor 7S model.

879865 Huawei Honor 7Honor 7A SmartPhone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 6 Aug 2018
This is somewhat of a surprise to me, having recently told you about the London worldwide launch of the Honor 10 to be offered the chance to review the Honor 7A was not exactly what I was expecting still here are my thoughts. Looking online sees that it was launched in April 2018.

879794 Maxcom Comfort MM831 Big Button UK Clamshell Mobile PhonA Comfort Clamshell

Published in Phones by mfereday on 4 Aug 2018
As I mentioned in an earlier review, Maxcom initial attack on the UK mobile phone market is made up of models from the Polish company's Classic and Comfort ranges of handsets. This review is based on the MM831 model from the company's Comfort range that is being aimed at the elderly or infirmed user.

879732 maxcom mm330 mobile phonA Classic Handset

Published in Phones by mfereday on 31 Jul 2018
There is a new kid in town. Well perhaps “kid” is not the appropriate expression as the new arrival is Maxcom, a company with over 15 years of experience in the design and manufacture of telecommunication products and is one of the leading mobile handset brands in Poland.

879613 Maxcom Comfort MM831 Big Button SIM Free Mobile PhonMaxcom Comfort MM831 phone

Published in Phones by adrianmorant on 22 Jul 2018
Maxcom Comfort MM831 is a simple to use 3G flip-phone aimed at meeting the needs of the elderly and vulnerable as it incorporates an easy way to call a relative when required.

879668 Toshiba 128GB M203 MicroSD Class 10 UToshiba 128GB SDXC CARD

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 20 Jul 2018
To be precise this is a Micro SD Card but it does come with an SD card holder so it could be used as an SD should you so wish. Being old my mind boggles at the size (capacity) of these tiny items. I well remember the first consumer hard drives they were heavy took a full size 5.25 inch drive bay and the capacity was 10MB.

879596 OnePlus 6 A6003 Dual SIM smartphonOne Plus 6

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 11 Jul 2018
The answer is not seven, but it is a phone that is getting a lot of attention and the launch held recently took me to the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Park near Stratford, a new Overground Station was almost complete and when finished will surely make this a venue of choice for people wanting to hold a worldwide launch, this was a venue I had never visited although the park itself got a couple of visits just before the 2012 Olympics.

879608 Maxcom Classic MM330 SIM Free Mobile PhonMaxcom Classic 330

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 4 Jul 2018
Those of us of a more mature persuasion remember the first mobile phones, they did one job making and receiving calls, they were huge and you probably got various strains from carrying them around. Now for those who want a simple phone that does far more and weights very little the phone I am looking at here could be the answer.

879470 Huawei Watch 2 Sport SmartwatcHuawei Watch 2

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 2 Jul 2018
This is second Watch from Huawei that I have tried the first was just over a year ago in March 2017. So how has this developed and devolved over the last year, it certainly linked with my phone almost instantly and means my phone can remain in my pocket when in areas that I would rather not remove it while out and about.

879469 Huawei Honor 10 Android Smart PhonHonor 10 SmartPhone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 25 June 2018
Having recently reviewed the Huawei P20 I immediately noticed so many of the same features on the Honor 10 which as both brands are in the same ownership is perhaps not that surprising however the Honor 10 is made powdered glass to make it shiny and move its back in the light and it shimmers like satin.

879324 Huawei P20 UK Android SmartphonHuawei P20

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 18 June 2018
The latest offering from Huawei a company that around two years ago was not heard of outside China, now they have Samsung and Apple worried with their technology and quality at a lower price than their competitors high end offerings.

878692 Vodafone Smart E8 Payg Mobile PhonVodafone Smart E8

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 28 May 2018
Let’s make no great claims for this phone it’s cheap and while it looks good perhaps it should be regarded as a spare or emergency phone, it’s slow to react and load and perhaps the best thing about it is the Vodafone service which is good.

878630 PX1   Kids Mobile Phone Android ThePhoneCloud PX1

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 14 May 2018
Maybe suitable as a phone for a younger child because every action is monitored, once older although it has good intensions I doubt the child will allow their parent or guardian to know their exact whereabouts all the time.

878590 Huawei P Smart Android SmartphonHuawei P smart

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 4 May 2018
This new phone from the company that are making Samsung and Apple look over their shoulders does not have the eye watering price of some of the recent offerings in fact this is available on PAYG 1 from Vodafone for only £229.