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.

887964 FAIRPHONE FPFairphone 3

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.

887603 Love Chronicles Deaths EmbracVisit the Underworld

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.

887501 Oppo Reno 10x ZooAn Oppo Handset

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.

887494 Huawei Nova 5T Android SmartphonHuawei nova 5T

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.

886735 ROKiT IO PRO 3D Android 8.ROKiT IO Pro 3D

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Dec 13, 2019
An interesting offering at the top end of the budget and below the mid price phone category. This comes with lots of extras not just things like a case and even a solid looking suitcase but also several software offers to temp you but as always it’s the phone that matters.

886665 OnePlus 7T 8 GB RAM 128 GB UK Android SmartphonOnePlus 7T

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Dec 6, 2019
OnePlus are rapidly becoming a SmartPhone that has new features and pushes the boundaries. In fact a lot of their ‘fans’ will reserve in advance as they are happy with what produced, so what has this latest offering from OnePlus at the top end of mid pieced handsets have to offer.
The Doro 8080 has been designed to meet the needs of those who want to obtain the benefits of a smartphone but are less familiar with technology

886504 Google Pixel 4 XPixel 4XL Smart Phone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Nov 29, 2019
Google do not make cheap phones so if you are looking for a bargain buy it’s not here, having said that Google make phones that look good and normally work well, however any phone these days has to be great to get to be the desired one.

886657 Doro 6620 3G Clamshell mobile phonDoro 6620 clamshell phone

Published in Phones by adrianmorant on Nov 24, 2019
The Doro 6620 is an easy-to-use clamshell phone which has been designed to meet the needs of the elderly

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.