Category: Deals

BEST DEALS: Nexus 5 down to £240 unlocked

We weren’t totally blown away by the Nexus 5, for reasons to do with the camera app being a bit temperamental, a higher asking price than the Nexus 4 and a general feeling that the hardware wasn’t *quite* as solid and impressive as it could’ve been. BUT for £240 we’d like it a whole lot […]

Moto G now on sale through Vodafone, for £100 plus £10 PAYG top-up

The Motorola/Lenovo Moto G, which is almost certainly the best combination of price and tech specs the Android world has ever seen, is now available through Vodafone UK. For £100 plus a £10 credit top-up it can be yours with a PAYG SIM, plus the network is also selling it on monthly contracts, where £13 […]

Red Nexus 5 now available in the UK

“NOT RED” wasn’t one of the complaints we had about the oddly unexciting Nexus 5. But if it was, it’d be fixed, as there’s now a red Nexus 5 available direct through Google Play here in the UK. The price is the same as the black and white models — starting at £299 for the […]

Xperia Z1 Compact launching in January at Phones 4U, free speaker bundled in too

Phones 4U appears to have grabbed a short exclusive on selling the new Xperia Z1 Compact in the UK, claiming it’ll be ready to sell the phone in January — earlier than the February worldwide launch date offered by Sony earlier today. Plus, if you pre-order one from Phones 4U now, you can get a […]

BEST DEALS: TalkTalk SIM and 4GB data for £12 a month

We’ve been looking for something like this for a while. TalkTalk Mobile uses the Vodafone network to provide its coverage, so if you, like us, live somewhere where Vodafone is your only viable mobile network option, this is a great SIM-only deal. For £12 a month you can have a TalkTalk SIM offering unlimited minutes […]

Gold HTC One now at Carphone, "free" on £29 Vodafone deal

That HTC One with the gold paint job is now available in the UK through Carphone Warehouse, which will sell you the conspicuous mobile right now. Deals for a “free” phone start at £29 a month, which would get you the golden HTC One plus a Vodafone SIM delivering 1GB of mobile data and unlimited […]

BEST DEALS: Moto G now £99 online at Tesco

We thought the Moto G was the best Android deal EVER when it launched last month at around £130, now it can be bought for just £99 from Tesco Direct. It’s in stock at the time of writing, but unless Tesco has five million of them in its warehouse, it surely won’t stay in stock […]

Double Dragon Trilogy now on Android

Retro specialist DotEmu has another Triple-A classic up on Google Play today, with Double Dragon Trilogy now available for the upfront price of £2.69. For that you get Double Dragon, Double Dragon 2: The Revenge and Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone, which have been enhanced with new control schemes and difficulty settings to take […]

Gold HTC One launching at Phones 4U, Carphone Warehouse and Vodafone

HTC has decided that the standard edition HTC One simply isn’t luxurious enough for today’s conspicuous consumers, announcing that a gold version of the top-spec Android phone will arrive in the UK in time for your wildly optimistic Christmas present lists. It’s the same phone. But in a sort of golden colour. That’s our expert […]

BEST DEALS: Huawei Ascend P6 unlocked for £199

Mobile specialist Carphone Warehouse has SCYTHED the HEAD off the price of the very impressive Huawei Ascend P6, now selling it for just £199 on a SIM-free basis. That’s a superb price, as the Ascend P6 is a member of the elite 2GB of RAM club for enhanced multitasking, plus the 4.7-inch 720p display is […]

  • Reviews

    • Sony Xperia Z2 review

      This is Sony’s latest go at producing a high-spec Android flagship model, with the Xperia Z2 ticking every one of 2014’s must-have tech bullet points. It has a large 5.2-inch 1080p display. It has the hot new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset inside. It has a massive 3GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. It’s […]

    • LG/Google Nexus 5 review

      Nexus 5It’s smooth to use, the 1080p display is sharp, clear and bright, the device is extremely light and thin and therefore very pocketable and portable — much more so than other 5-inch phones we’ve used. And yet… we’re a bit unimpressed by the overall package…

    • Vodafone Huawei Ascend G510 review

      Huawei Ascend G510A relatively high-spec smartphone, with a 4.5″ display running at 480 x 854 resolution and powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, plus the Ascend G510 arrives running Android 4.1.1 — albeit potentially hindered by Huawei only sticking 512MB of RAM inside it..

    • Kogan Agora 5.0" Dual-core Smartphone review

      We bought one of these using our actual money. We couldn’t quite believe that budget hardware maker Kogan was able to sell a 5″ Android phone for £119 plus delivery from Hong Kong so had to get one to have a look at the thing under our usual LABORATORY CONDITIONS. First impressions of the Kogan Agora […]

    • Panasonic Eluga review

      Panasonic ElugaThe Panasonic Eluga marks the company’s return to the European mobile phone scene years after several years of absence, and it’s come back to us with a moderately high-spec Android model that features a rather stylish, slim case.

    • HTC One V review

      The HTC One V is HTC’s third entry in its high-profile new HTC One range, offering a smaller 3.7″ display running on a single-core 1GHz processor. It is is very much the “affordable” option in HTC’s newest Android series, but it still arrives running the same HTC Sense 4 interface we saw in the excellent […]

    • HTC One S review

      The HTC One S is the piggy in the middle of HTC’s 2012 line-up, offering a 4.3″ AMOLED display inside a very slim and stylish aluminium chassis. You get the same ImageSense camera technology as employed to such great effect in the HTC One X, along with Android 4.0.3 and the very latest HTC Sense […]

    • HTC One X review

      Here it is then, HTC’s new quad-core monster, the 4.7″ flagship for 2012 that introduces the Tegra 3 processor to mobile phones, updates HTC’s range to Android 4.0 and brings us the supposedly streamlined version 4.0 of HTC’s Sense user interface. You also get a fantastic 8megapixel camera that we’ve previously examined in great detail, […]

    • HTC One X review: Camera, photo and video samples

      HTC’s new quad-core flagship phone doesn’t just feature Android 4.0, a 4.7″ display and Nvidia’s newest Tegra 3 chipset – there’s also an entirely new 8megapixel camera in the phone, powered by a system HTC is calling ImageSense. And this camera is one of the many highlights of the new Android phone, offering the perfect […]

    • Sony Xperia S review

      Xperia S Sony returns with an all-new mobile design for 2012, pairing a dual-core processor with a 720p display. It’s a lovely phone, but is it enough to end our Samsung and HTC obsession?

    • Sony Xperia S review: Camera, photo and video samples

      We’ve spent most of the last week captivated by the staggeringly sharp screen of the new Sony Xperia S, while putting together what will hopefully be something resembling a review for you all to read very shortly. In the meantime, to be getting on with, here are a few sample photos and videos, taken using […]

    • LG Prada 3.0 review

      LG Prada 3.0 review LG’s updated Prada phone comes with an absolutely crazy black & white theme, but is it just for fashionable suit wearers who want to make themselves look a bit more interesting?

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Case-Mate Tough Case for Galaxy Nexus

      £30? For a phone case? It had better be good.

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Samsung Official Mesh Vent Case for Galaxy Nexus

      Samsung’s official Galaxy Nexus case. Costs a lot. Has a glittery little logo.

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Case-Mate Barely There for Samsung Galaxy Nexus

      Fresh from reviewing the cheap and cheerful FlexiShield case for the Galaxy Nexus, we’re back with another protective offering from industry veteran Case-Mate. Although this particular product retails for around the same price as FlexiShield’s TPU option, it’s quite a different proposition. Review submitted by extremely patient retro gaming advisor Damo. As the name suggests, […]

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: FlexiShield Case for Galaxy Nexus

      Seeing as we’ve just reviewed the brand spanking new Galaxy Nexus, we’re in the mood for some accessorising – and we don’t mean earnings and handbags. To that end, we’ll be covering a few Galaxy Nexus-themed items over the next few weeks, starting with the FlexiShield Case. Review submitted by reader, writer, gamer and occasional […]