Category: Operators

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 […]

LG G Flex coming to the UK via EE

The bending mobile sensation that is the LG G Flex is about to pop up on the UK high street, with 4G specialist network EE preparing to launch it on its usual range of data contracts. The phone will arrive on EE next year, but prior to that it’ll appear in a number of demo […]

Super-budget LG Optimus L1 II launching on Three

We don’t what’s the maddest thing about this phone. The fact it’s called the LG Optimus L1 II or that it’s running a 3″ display at the generation-before-the-last-generation resolution of 240 x 320. Still, when it arrives on the Three network it ought to at least be a cheap choice, and Three says it’ll have […]

Asus Fonepad and Sony Xperia Tablet Z launch on Three data SIMs

UK network Three has launched two new Android tablets today, both teamed with data SIM cards for on-the-go access to its “ultrafast” 3G network. The Asus Fonepad can be yours for as little as £7.50 a month (but with a £179 upfront fee), that gives buyers the tablet and a 1GB monthly data allowance, or […]

Acer Liquid E2 getting network support at Three

Three cheers for Acer, which has managed to get UK mobile network Three to stock its Acer liquid E2 mobile. The phone’s rather high-spec for Acer, teaming a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek chipset with a 4.5″ qHD resolution display, along with stereo speakers augmented by DTS Studio Sound support. There an 8megapixel camera around the back […]

Vodafone confirms HTC One delay applies to UK network contracts too

That HTC One delay doesn’t just cover the SIM-free retailers — the major networks have been told they’re not getting stock of HTC’s hot new phone this week either. According to Vodafone, the HTC One won’t even make it out this MONTH, with the network giving the phone a best case arrival date of “no […]

Phones 4U previewing Sony’s Xperia Z from February 15th

Sony is really, really sticking some money behind the Xperia Z launch, with indie retailer Phones 4U announcing that it’ll have live demo Xperia Z units in “over 300″ of its shops across the country from tomorrow, February 15th. We can’t remember something like this happening before. Not even Samsung’s managed to get that many […]

Phones 4U previewing Sony's Xperia Z from February 15th

Sony is really, really sticking some money behind the Xperia Z launch, with indie retailer Phones 4U announcing that it’ll have live demo Xperia Z units in “over 300″ of its shops across the country from tomorrow, February 15th. We can’t remember something like this happening before. Not even Samsung’s managed to get that many […]

Purple Xperia Z an O2 exclusive, due in February

The UK networks have been lining up to shout about the very pretty looking new Xperia Z, with Vodafone, Three and O2 all taking to their relevant social networks to announce plans to stock the new 5″ Sony Android flagship when it arrives in a couple of months’ time. O2 looks like it’ll be first […]

Nexus 7 out now on Three – £19.99 a month for 5GB of data

UK network Three says it’s started offering the Nexus 7 tablet on a subsidised basis from today, letting users have the new 3G version of Google’s popular tablet on a monthly payment plan. For £19.99 a month and a one-off payment of £49 you can get the Nexus 7, alongside a Three SIM that’ll arrive […]

  • 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 […]