880425 vodafone voxi servicVodafone VOXI

Published in Phones by mfereday on Oct 2, 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 Oct 1, 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 Sep 23, 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 Sep 7, 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 Aug 26, 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 Aug 15, 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 Aug 9, 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 Aug 6, 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 Aug 4, 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 Jul 31, 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 Jul 22, 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 Jul 20, 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 Jul 11, 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 Jul 4, 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 Jul 2, 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 June 25, 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 June 18, 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 May 28, 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 May 14, 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 May 4, 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.

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Published in Phones by mfereday on May 3, 2018
Do devices control your life or not? Are you sure?

878407 Huawei Honor 9 Lite Android Smart PhonHonor 9 Goes Lite

Published in Phones by mfereday on Apr 12, 2018
Manufacturers tend to use the word “Lite” as a means of launching a second version of a product that has reduced features. But what does this mean in the case of the Honor 9 Lite.

878286 Motorola Moto Z2 Play Android Smart PhonMoto Z2 Play

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Mar 28, 2018
Motorola used to send regular phones to be reviewed and then they became part of Lenovo who have a different reviews team, so it’s been a while since one has crossed my desk and this only because it is one of a range promoted by Vodafone.

878279 Huawei honor view 10 android smart phonThe Latest Honor Offering

Published in Phones by mfereday on Mar 20, 2018
No sooner had I completed my review of the Honor 7X smartphone than Huawei announced the released of its Honor View 10 model. It was not too long before a unit was winging its way to me for the purpose of reviewing the product.

877995 Blackberry KEYone 64GB 4GB RAM UK SIM Free smart phonBlackBerry KEY one Black

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Mar 16, 2018
Most people will have either an iOS, Android or even a Windows Phone, their used to be another option called BlackBerry and now there is again, now surfacing from the dead with Android, so you have what looks like a BlackBerry offering but running Android.

877809 Honor View 10 All Screen Dual CameraHonor View 10

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Mar 5, 2018
Honor have the same parent company as Huawei in fact their UK PR is in the same building in London. So a lot of the latest technology can be found in both these brands. Here I am looking at the Honor View 10 one of their recent releases.

877804 Huawei Mate 10 Pro Android SmartphonHuawei Mate 10 Pro

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Feb 23, 2018
Another in the range of reviews of the latest mobile phones courtesy of Vodafone whose network coverage is -in my tests anyway - superior to that offered by other mobile phone companies. Huawei are the new kids on the block making others sit up and work harder to catch up.

877661 Huawei Honor 7X Android SmartphonHuawei Honor

Published in Phones by mfereday on Feb 15, 2018
Joining the ranks of new handsets to grab your attention is the latest Honor offering.

877381 Wileyfox Pro with Windows 10 BUSINESWileyFox Pro Windows Phone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Jan 31, 2018
While the Windows phone seems for many manufacturers to be not the path to take with iOS and Android the winners left to slug it out between themselves in business we are told there is still a sector that needs/requires Windows phones.