Category: Tablets

Vodafone Smart Tab 4 — 8-inch display for £125 on PAYG

Trying to flog us all tablets on subsidised data SIMs appear to be 2014’s Big Thing, with Vodafone joining EE in announcing an exclusive budget Android tablet for subscribers. It’s only a 3G tablet, though, so no superfast claims here. The Vodafone Smart Tab 4 is an 8-inch model outputting at a resolution of 1280 […]

EE Eagle — 8-inch Huawei-made tablet, for £199 on PAYG

The EE Eagle is a tablet that’s set to launch through the EE network on May 28th, when £199 will get you one with a PAYG SIM, or a monthly contract payment of £15 and a £49.99 upfront fee could get you the thing on a subsidised deal along with a 2GB monthly data allowance. […]

BEST DEALS: LG G Pad 8.3 down to £119

If you’ve been holding off buying a Nexus 7 tablet in the hope that a larger version might appear, now might be the time to take the plunge on LG’s G Pad instead. Tesco is selling the 8.3-inch G Pad for just £119 online right now, a stonking discount for what’s still a relatively new […]

Samsung reveals three Galaxy Tab 4 tablets

Samsung’s about to flood the market with tablets again, revealing three new Galaxy Tab 4 Android tablets of various sizes for your various hands. There’s the 10.1-inch model with a 1280 x 800 resolution display, 1.5GB of RAM and 3MP camera, the option of an 8-inch Tab 4 with the same 1280 x 800 resolution […]

Augmented reality virtual pet game Animin bringing CG poo to a table near you

Next week’s Toy Fair will see the launch of Animin, a modern take on the virtual pet phenomenon that uses augmented reality to project your little animal friends out into the real world via a smartphone or tablet display. The game is your classic virtual pet kind of thing, only they “exist” in the real […]

STATS: Android and Windows Phone share up in the UK, iOS down

Analyst Kantar Worldpanel has released its latest set of data covering the UK’s smartphone OS sales situation, showing that the Android user percentage continues to rise over here, with Google’s OS now powering well over half of all smartphones sold in the UK. The numbers, for the three months ending in November of 2013, show […]

BEST DEALS: Advent Vega Note 7 down to £99

The still really quite new update of the Advent Vega tablet line has been discounted by the Dixons group, with the Nvidia Tegra 4 powered Android device now available through the likes of Currys for just £99. For that, you get the powerful Tegra 4 chipset sitting alongside 1GB of RAM, with the only negative […]

LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition — Unskinned Android 4.4 on LG's larger tablet

Rumours that LG were planning to “pull a Nexus” and launch its G Pad 8.3 as the Nexus 8 were a little wide of the mark, BUT… LG is about to sell an unskinned “vanilla” Android Google Play Edition version of its 8.3-inch tablet direct through Google’s store. And considering that LG’s software customisations were […]

Aldi selling £79 Lifetab this weekend

Get your sleeping bag out and start queuing outside your nearest Aldi, as it’s about to launch a super-cheap tablet in the form of the Lifetab. Just £79 gets you one from its heaped aisles, with the Medion-made device offering 8GB of storage capacity, a 7-inch display and a claimed four-hour battery life. It may […]

Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 — "World's fastest" 7-inch tablet launching November 15th

The Advent Vega is back! Currys and PC World are about to launch the Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 here in the UK, a 7-inch tablet running on Nvidia’s Tegra 4 platform. It arrives with something known as the Nvidia DirectStylus — a stylus — and a quad-core chipset that Nvidia claims makes this the […]

  • 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 […]