889163 Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro 5G android phonNews from Xiaomi

Published in Phones by mfereday on June 25, 2020
Looking for a new handset, then Xiaomi has a new model that might suit.

889013 HONOR 9X PRO android smart phonHonor 9X Pro

Published in Phones by paul_smart on June 17, 2020
Knowing the price of something when I start reviewing is not my choice as it might predetermine the value score, here however I do know the price and ‘I do not believe it’ came immediately to mind. As always there must be minus points, now to try and find them.
Most people with limited sight or poor hearing will have heard of Doro and over the years I have reviewed a number of their handsets. Outwardly it looks like any recent SmartPhone so there is no embarrassment about using it. Right from the off things on the Home screen are just that more widely spaced and more easily focused upon.

888940 game relics of fatCollecting Relics

Published in Phones by mfereday on May 21, 2020
With a kidnapped detective, investigating daughter and a helpful dog, this next game sets you on the trail of missing relics.

888931 TCL 10L smart mobile phonTCL Branded Handset

Published in Phones by mfereday on May 16, 2020
Looking to brighten your view of the virtual world, TCL offers a new range of handsets.

888921 motorola moto g8 power android smart phonMoto g8 Power

Published in Phones by paul_smart on May 13, 2020
This is the latest offering from Motorola the Moto g8; it can work using the three buttons at the base of the screen or after a single click in Settings with ‘Gestures’. Unlike a lot of recent phones this still has a 3.5mm socket for headphones or earbuds. It also comes with a clear cover for the back and sides for protection for the odd drop.

Audacious SIM

Published in Phones by paul_smart on May 4, 2020
This is a SIM with a difference, it is tuned to your hearing, so your phone conversations in any phone are as clear as they can be, and this service is ideal if you have a little or a lot of hearing loss. The process is simple and they have several plans to suit the amount you use your phone. In these times where meetings in person are not encouraged the phone becomes more important than ever.

888584 Emporia SMART.3 smart phonEmporia Smart.3

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Apr 20, 2020
This is the last of the recent batch of new SmartPhones from Emporia. This brand of phones looks like a normal SmartPhone but gives the user extra help be it more volume for those of us with hearing loss or brighter and more distinct displays for those with sight problems; however they can also be used as a standard Android SmartPhone.
Since these two devices were reviewed towards the end of 2019 I have been asked to tell you about changes made to them in order that should you purchase them now you have the actual updated information for instance the Pixel 4XL was one of the first to come with Android 10 as standard.

New from Xiaomi

Published in Phones by mfereday on Apr 4, 2020
Adding to the ever-growing range of smartphones, Xiaomi has developed its Mi10 family of products.

Emporia Smart.3mini

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Apr 1, 2020
Having recently told you about a couple of Emporia phones that are designed with Android Go and an Interface for those who need assistance here I am looking at a phone that has Standard Android (version 9) and then a possible skin to suit those with sight or hearing problems designed by Emporia but this can equally well work without it.

EE and Amazon

Published in Phones by mfereday on Mar 24, 2020
News of agreement between EE and Amazon

888263 emporiaTOUCHsmart smart phonEmporia Touch Smart

Published in Phones by paul_smart on Mar 16, 2020
This phone looks like a normal Android Smart Phone but also offers help like extra volume, brighter contrast and larger text all things that help when our bodies start to say that is too hard and best of all a easy to use User Manual that explains everything, perhaps better still all of it is in a single language.

888300 Alabama Smith Escape from PompeiTime Travel in Pompeii

Published in Phones by mfereday on Mar 10, 2020
Pack your bags, you are off to Pompeii to locate a time travelling artefact.


Published in Phones by paul_smart on Mar 6, 2020
For those times where a third hand would be useful, well normally that is not possible but with a Popsocket you can keep you phone stabilised and still do those extra things without that third hand, the Popsocket sticks on the back of your phone so one hand may be all you need.

Smartwatch Popularity

Published in Phones by mfereday on Mar 3, 2020
If you are the owner of a smartwatch, what is your favourite feature?
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.