835764 Moto G 4G 8GB SIM Free SmartphonMotorola Moto G 4G

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 12 Sep 2014
This is an updated version of the excellent ground breaking mobile offering launched last year by Motorola. A few of the missing items that people wanted included have been so what exactly does this updated phone have to offer?

835475 motorola motog g lte android smart phonMotorola Moto G LTE (XT1039)

Published in Phones by bidmead on 1 Sep 2014
Smartphone prices are falling fast, reaching the point where you may be thinking of buying your next one outright and topping up monthly with PAYG. Budget smartphones are the sweetspot, but you'll need to choose carefully if you're not going to end up lumbered with rapidly obsolescent technology. The brand new Moto G LTE at around £150 looks like a pretty good bet.

835234 motorola motog 4g android smart phonMoto G goes 4G

Published in Phones by adrianmorant on 18 Aug 2014
Now that Motorola has launched its Moto G 4G, users will be able to choose between the 3G and the new 4G version. It is an upgrade to its existing 3G version -- a powerful Android smartphone which has already attracted a great deal of attention because of its performance and value for money and which has already become the phone of choice to many who have been deterred by the high prices of other smartphones.
The Alcatel One Touch Pop S3, available on the EE network as a pay-as-you-go phone for £79, is one of the cheapest – if not the cheapest – available 4G phones. It is an entry level phone that will meet the needs of a great many people at an acceptable price.

835104 alcatel pop3 android smart phonAlcatel Pop S3 with EE

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 10 Aug 2014
For those who want – and can receive - 4G this item is currently the cheapest PAYG 4G phone on the market. It is a smaller handset that is probably best suited to someone with smaller hands; certainly my large mitts struggled with the onscreen keyboard.

834656 motorola moto e android smart phonMotorola Moto E

Published in Phones by mfereday on 2 Aug 2014
Despite a couple of changes in ownership, Motorola continues to develop an interesting range of new handsets for the smartphone market. A recent addition to this range is the Moto E. This handset has been designed with the first-time smartphone owner in mind – especially those who are looking for a well made handset at an affordable price.

834529 vodafone smart 4 android smart phonVodafone Smart 4

Published in Phones by mfereday on 26 Jul 2014
Adding to the range of budget priced smartphones, Vodafone has released another member of its Smart family.

834412 Doro Liberto 810 smart phonDoro’s First Smartphone

Published in Phones by mfereday on 19 Jul 2014
Making a change from the usual offerings from Doro, this next handset has a name change to reflect its additional functionality.
Doro have long been the company to look after those who have limited hearing and or sight. Here is what even for Doro is an entry level product. However for not that much money it could for a vulnerable person be a real lifesaver.

825404 Prestigio Multiphone PAP 5500 DUO Smartphone CompacA Dual SIM Handset

Published in Phones by mfereday on 21 June 2014
Keeping your work and social life separate can result in having a separate mobile phone for each type of activity. There is another solution.

821407 Prestigio PAP5500 MultiPhone DUO Dual Sim Mobile PhonPrestigio MultiPhone 5500 Duo

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 16 June 2014
The Duo stands for dual SIM and with various companies offering good deals for one service or another having a dual SIM phone can save a lot of money. As Prestigio phones are sold unlocked you can even use SIMs from two different companies.

814801 doro phone easy 508 mobile phonDoro PhoneEasy 508

Published in Phones by mfereday on 10 June 2014
Around a year has passed since I last looked at a Doro handset. This latest handset has cut back of features and has a reduced price tag.

811179 samsung galaxy S5 android smart phonSamsung Galaxy S5 on O2

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 2 June 2014
Often new phones are available from the large providers before the actual company who manufacture them. This is a case in point this unit was supplied by O2. It is the most recent Samsung SmartPhone to become available in the UK.

Co Pilot on Android or iOS

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 12 May 2014
Not long ago most cars had a Sat Nav but now a dedicated system is just another device, a lot of people rely on the mapping on their Smart Phones here is something – slightly more than an App – from one of the big players in Sat Nav.
I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of Free things I have reviewed, perhaps the most famous is Skype. Here an App for Android users that allows you to capture an image possibly a selfie and then use the tools provided to enhance it.
I first came across wireless charging for mobile phones about four years ago. The device was called the Powermat, and it worked with my BlackBerry Pearl. Unfortunately the phone had to have a bulky new back attached for this to work, making the phone too thick to fit into its nice leather case. Times have changed. A few of today's phones come with wireless charging already enabled; others, like my Galaxy Note 3, have internal connections already in place to accept a

790664 PRESTIGIO MultiPhone 760Prestigio PAP7600 Dual SIM Phone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 25 Apr 2014
A dual SIM Android phone almost as large as a Tablet could be the solution to solve a multitude of problems to suit a range of users. This offering from Prestigio gives a large clear screen as well as letting you choose how to communicate.

775142 motorola moto x android smart phonMotorola Moto X Smartphone

Published in Phones by mfereday on 12 Apr 2014
Motorola, Google and Lenovo sounds as if it could be a pop group of the sixties while Moto X might well be the name by which a high profile political figure, of the same period, might be known. However the technology associated with these names is most certainly of the current era.

780780 Moto X 16GB Sim Free SmartphonMotorola Moto X

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 7 Apr 2014
After their ground breaking Moto G handset recently reviewed what could Motorola produce next. It’s called the Moto X and it looks very inviting, you can get it to answer your questions and the curve in its back suits your hands shape.

772939 sandberg OTG Adapter MicroUSB M   USB A Look at OTG

Published in Phones by mfereday on 29 Mar 2014
Small enough to fit into your pocket, a product from Sandberg proves that not all Android devices are created equal.
Google bought Motorola Mobility $12.5 billion in 2012 and has now sold it on to Lenovo for a mere $2.91 billion, retaining, however, a raft of valuable patents. The Moto X is the culmination of Google's breath of life into the previously moribund mobile phone pioneer. Chris Bidmead assess this final fruit of the transitory relationship.

766693 Sony Xperia Z 10.1 inch Android TableA Sony Tablet

Published in Phones by mfereday on 25 Mar 2014
Joining the like of Apple and Samsung in offering users both smartphone handsets and tablets, Sony latest release in the latter category is the Xperia Tablet Z. This is a 10-inch tablet running the Android operating system.

761310 htc one smart android phonVodafone HTC One Offering

Published in Phones by mfereday on 13 Mar 2014
To paraphrase a certain cake company’s claim, “HTC designs some exceedingly nice looking handsets”. A prime example of this from the Taiwanese manufacturer is the HTC One offering. This product is a smartphone device which is the subject of this review.

765732  HTC Desire 500 UK Sim Free SmartphonHTC Desire 500

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 12 Mar 2014
In the past I have often asked to review HTC devices as they looked smart and had little extra bits of quality. My name never seemed to come to the top of the list, with this unit however I was offered it I did not even have to ask.

765942 nokia lumia 925 windows phonNOKIA 4G WINDOW PHONE ON VODA

Published in Phones by adrianmorant on 10 Mar 2014
The Nokia Lumia 925 is a 4G premium phone which Vodafone is offering in both 16GB and 32GB versions. It runs Windows Phone 8.0 so that, as well as being a good all-round phone, it is ideal for those for whom compatibility with their desktop applications such as Microsoft Office is important.

754672 Ubooly Smart ToMeet the Ubooly

Published in Phones by mfereday on 18 Feb 2014
This next product has been designed as a container to turn a smartphone into a more appealing educational tool.

756503 Moto G 8GB Sim Free SmartphonMoto G Budget Priced Smartphone

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 3 Feb 2014
Until now budget in the Smartphone market meant at least £200 and probably more. Here is one that launched SIM free at £139 or less. So does the new Moto G have it all at a price far less than others have offerings in the market?

750812 ZTE Blade IIZTE Blade V

Published in Phones by mfereday on 30 Jan 2014
Like the recently reviewed Moto G, the ZTE Blade V considers itself to be a smartphone for those on a limited budget.

747740 Binatone The Brick GSM Sim Free Mobile PhonBinatone Brick

Published in Phones by paul_smart on 12 Jan 2014
Those of us into our forties or more will remember mobile phones like this in fact some even came with a brief case for the required battery. Here this tongue in cheek offering can be used for real or as a Bluetooth offering, however used it will be a talking point.

740722 geemarc cl8450 mobile phonA Phone for Better Listening

Published in Phones by mfereday on 2 Jan 2014
Many mobile phones tend to spread their net wide with regards to their functionality but this next handset is aimed mainly at the “hard of hearing”.