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.

869006 vodafone mmart platinum 7 android phonSmart Platinum 7

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.

868832 Vodafone Smart prime 7 android smart phonVodafone SmartPrime 7

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.

868268 vodafone smart 4 power mobile phonVodafone Smart 4 max

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”.

868240 LG Leon Android SmartphonLG Leon from Vodafone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 20 May 2016
This is an Android phone so everything should be the same as every other phone? However LG have never been one to conform, I remember their white phone of many years ago. Here there are no buttons on the phones sides.

868036 Huawei Nexus 6P android smart phonNexus 6P from Vodafone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 16 May 2016
Early last summer I attended a Google launch I have already told you about Chromecast and Chromecast Audio. Here is a Chrome phone running Android Marshmallow (Android 6) – also launched at that event - from Nexus part of Google but made by Huawei and this one is from Vodafone, follow that, good.

868044 Huawei P9 32GB SmartphonHuawei P9 Smartphone

Published in Phones by mfereday on 7 May 2016
Designed by Huawei, the P9 smartphone comes with a couple of “Firsts” that might appeal to purchasers.

867930 Sony Xperia Z5 Android SmartphonSony Smartphone

Published in Phones by mfereday on 30 Apr 2016
Having recently divested itself of some of its product line up, Sony can now put more effort into offerings such as its Smartphone catalogue.

867760 Archos 55 Platinum Android 5.Archos 55 Platinum

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 27 Apr 2016
This is a large 5.5inch screen Android phone that comes with Dual SIM it has 8GB of memory and a Quad Core Processor so as it also has a 13MP camera with LED flash it may well tick all the boxes for a lot of people.

867754 Huawei p9 android smart phonHuawei P9 Dual Camera Phone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 18 Apr 2016
I attended the launch in a packed venue that if you were at the back or standing you needed binoculars to see the stage. It lasted close to two hours and the first 45 minutes was solely on the phones cameras ability it is produced in conjunction with Leica.
Freecom’s Tablet Mini SSD offers 128 or 256GB of external storage that can supplement the capacity of an OTG-enabled tablet or smartphone or back it up.

867658 lg g4 sim free android smart phonLG G4 Smartphone

Published in Phones by mfereday on 7 Apr 2016
The LG G4 is a smartphone that comes in a variety of skins. There are models with grey, white, gold and coloured leather back covers. My review unit, supplied by Vodafone, came with a metallic grey back cover.

867414 freedom pop telecomNew Wave Telecom

Published in Phones by mfereday on 2 Apr 2016
No doubt you have probably heard on good authority that there is no such thing as a free lunch. This is because there will be a time when a payment of sorts will be required. However not everybody would agree with the no free-lunch sentiment. Definitely failing into the category of believing that a free lunch is possible is the team at FreedomPop.

867364 Microsoft Lumia 950 32 GB SmartphonMicrosoft Lumia 950

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 23 Mar 2016
While I have seen Windows Phones in the past the new Lumia 950 is the first for a while. In theory, as a Windows desktop user of various versions from 3.1 to 10, this should make me feel right at home after those initial problems we all face with a new phone.

867360 Archos Helium 4G Android SmartphoneArchos SmartPhone 50e Helium

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 16 Mar 2016
This is an Android 5.1.1 Phone that is thin and light but very smart in looks. Most recent phones have Quad Core Processors this is no exception, most recent phones have 4G again so does this, so what is unique perhaps it’s what is called Fusion Storage.

867280 Huawei Honor 5A Honor Handset

Published in Phones by mfereday on 15 Mar 2016
Huawei has added to its range of e-brand smartphones with the release of the Honor 5X handset. Described at the launch as being the most affordable premium smartphone of 2016 (admittedly at the time we were just 35 days into the year), the Honor 5X is aimed at the young, stylish and adventurous type of customers.

866676 Gigaset SL450A GO DECT TelephonGigaset SL450A GO

Published in Phones by mfereday on 20 Feb 2016
Do you want a land line phone or a VOIP type connection? This next DECT phone provides both options.