886344 OPPO Reno2 Z Dual Sim Camera SmartphonOppo Reno2 Z

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Nov 20, 2019
Just after my review of the Oppo Reno was published I was invited to the launch of version 2, having checked that these items would be available for review without a long wait I journeyed to East London for the launch event held in Canning Town.

886027 Sony Xperia 5 Triple Camera System Android SmartphonSony XPERIA 5

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Oct 30, 2019
This is the latest offering from Sony. Like most Sony offerings it is high specification, the 21:9 screen ratio may not suit all and like a lot of recent offerings there is no 3.5mm socket for headphones. Read on for more details of this latest offering to pass my desk courtesy of Vodafone.

886156 OPPO Reno2 Z android smart phonOppo Reno2 Z camera phone

Published in Phones by adrianmorant on Oct 27, 2019
With the Reno2 Z Oppo is offering a mid-range smartphone with a wide range of impressive photo and video features.

885904 Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Android SmartphonOppo Reno 10 Pro

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Oct 21, 2019
While this was launched before the Cricket World Cup it did not arrive with me until the Cricket season was finished. Indeed anyone watching the main courts at Wimbledon would have seen the ‘oppo’ name on the show courts, great advert but how many will have known what the name referred to.

885704 Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G Android Smart PhonXiaomi's Announcements

Published in Phones by mfereday on Oct 3, 2019
Continuing its drive towards product development, Xiaomi has made a number of wireless charging announcements.

885686 Google Pixel 3a Android Smart PhonGoogle Pixel 3A

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Sep 30, 2019
Having told you about a far larger Google offering the 3XL in February as summer turns to autumn a smaller more compact offering crosses my desk this may suit those who have slightly smaller hands or pockets both cost and size.

885537 OnePlus 7 Pro Android Smart PhonOnePlus 7 Pro

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Sep 9, 2019
Around eighteen months ago OnePlus had a major worldwide launch in the UK for their OnePlus 6. Then at the start of this year they launched OnePlus 6 Pro. So what as the autumn creeps in does the OnePlus 7 Pro have to offer.

885501 kain vulcan 121 gaming keyboarGamescom Announcements

Published in Phones by mfereday on Sep 3, 2019
Winging its way from a German Gaming show is news from Turtle Beach.

Alcatel 3 -- 2019

Published in Phones by adrianmorant on Sep 1, 2019
The Alcatel 3 (2019) is aimed at the competitive middle ground where buyers are looking for a feature phone in a very price-conscious market.

885415 Motorola moto one visioMotorola One Vision from Vodafone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Aug 30, 2019
This latest phone has some nice little extra features, it also is Android 9 and has a pure Android operating system so no skin added this is called Android One but this means with no extra skin to slow it down it is really fast.

885395 Fantasy Mosaics 34 Zen GardeBuilding a Zen Garden

Published in Phones by mfereday on Aug 24, 2019
Join the Penguin family as you create mosaics.

885298 alcatel 1x android smart mobile phonAlcatel 1x

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Aug 23, 2019
This is a cheaper Android phone but it looks anything but that, around £100 should secure this SIM free and some might keep this as a second unit or one to take to festivals or night clubs and the like where security is less than perfect.

885393 Xiaomi_Mi_MIX 3_5G_onyx_black full product left 60Vodafone Goes 5G

Published in Phones by mfereday on Aug 20, 2019
No doubt you are aware that the latest step forward within the world of communication expansion is that of 5G. This latest technology is slowly spreading its net(work) over the communication world with the promise of better things to come as users adjust their equipment to take advantage of this latest Holy Grail of mobile orientated features to keep users happy.

885112 vodafone 10 android smart phonVodafone Smart V10

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Jul 31, 2019
While Vodafone sell all the major brands of phones they also do their own range of phones designed and tested to work on the Vodafone network. Here I am looking at their latest offering the Vodafone Smart V10 that will not cost nearly as much as certain recent review items.

885060 HONOR 20 Lite Dual Sim Android Smart PhonHonor 20 Lite

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Jul 26, 2019
If you want a SmartPhone that can offer almost everything that the latest super offerings can do but at a lower price then this unit from Honor may well tick all the boxes. A lot of recent phones are sold on the cameras capabilities and this one has AI built in.

885041 black shark 2 android gaming phonPlaying the Smart Way

Published in Phones by mfereday on Jul 20, 2019
Gamers, who are on the move, could enjoy this next piece of kit.

884892 Huawei HONOR 20 Dual SIM SmartphonHonor 20 SmartPhone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Jul 17, 2019
It’s unusual for recent SmartPhone launches to be made without review product being available, on one such recent launch I was told ‘next week’ and it has still not arrived, and here in the case of the Honor 20 it was nearly six weeks but it was launched just after a rant by Donald Trump against this phones parent company, still it has now arrived to receive tests over a very short two week timeframe.

884694 popwallet pluPopWallet+

Published in Phones by mfereday on Jul 4, 2019
PopSockets add to its range of smartphone accessories.

884559 Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Android Smart PhonMi8 Lite mid-range smartphone

Published in Phones by adrianmorant on June 23, 2019
The Mi8 Lite is a mid-range smartphone in the portfolio of Xiaomi Corporation, a fast growing Chinese company that, despite becoming China’s largest smartphone company in 2014. is hardly known in this country.

884405 alcatel 1x android mobile phonA New Alcatel Handset

Published in Phones by mfereday on June 11, 2019
When looking for a bargain handset, you might like to consider an Alcatel unit.

884341 Samsung Smartphone Galaxy S10 pluSamsung Galaxy S10+

Published in Phones by paul_smart on June 7, 2019
So while you may see less of a single brand due to a disagreement with Mr Trump, others may benefit and one such brand is Samsung. Here I am looking at the latest offering from Samsung the Galaxy S10, so what does it have to offer.

884288 OPPO RX17 Neo Dual SIM SmartphonOppo RX17 Neo SmartPhone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on May 31, 2019
At the start of April a review of a sibling unit to this one can be found on Gadgetspeak. So here what is quite a similar product on the face of it, however there are surprises like a fingerprint reader that is normally invisible on the screen.

884069 Sony Xperia 10 android smart phonSony Xperia 10

Published in Phones by paul_smart on May 20, 2019
This phone is one for those who like to watch films as the format is taller and slimmer than most, of course it still does everything that a phone should it’s just the screen shape that makes landscape use the most likely way to use it.

884075 Sony Xperia L3 android smart phonSony Xperia L3

Published in Phones by mfereday on May 14, 2019
Adding to its range of smartphones, Sony has released its Xperia L3 model. As is often the case, my review sample of the smartphone handset has been provided by Vodafone for the purpose of this review.

883591 samsung galaxy note SSamsung Note 9

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Apr 12, 2019
Samsung is one of the largest brands and certainly one of the companies that bring new things to the market. Here a slim sleek and powerful offering that will do everything you want and never look out of place even in a boardroom.

883238 OPPO RX17 Pro Dual SIM 128GB SIM Free SmartphonOPPO RX17 Mobile Phone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Apr 1, 2019
Another new phone company to the UK, freak UK weather and a taxi drivers protest caused gridlock in the part of London where the launch was due to take place so my first contact was when their latest offering the RX17 Pro arrived on my desk. So all I know is what I discovered during my testing as well as what is shown on the OPPO website.

883198 huawei mate X foldable phonAward Winning Performance

Published in Phones by mfereday on Mar 28, 2019
With awards aplenty on offer, Huawei led the way at accepting the applause.

Scammers use Phones

Published in Phones by mfereday on Mar 12, 2019
Recorded messages are increasingly being used as a scammer's opening gambit to deprive you of money.

882908 land rover explore rugged outdoor phonLand Rover Phone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Mar 11, 2019
Certainly not ‘just another new phone’ this offering is an ‘Adventure’ offering badged Land Rover. While you could use this on your daily commute it would not be getting anywhere near what this off road offering has to offer you.

882855 ID Mobile Data BoosChain Reactions

Published in Phones by mfereday on Mar 5, 2019
Announcements regarding new products can often result in follow-up news concerning additional offerings from third parties.