Xiaomi Redmi 9 – great smartphone for under £150

The Xiaomi Redmi sub-brand has always been about producing well built  and specified phones on a budget and although it has tended to move upmarket in the last few years, this has always underpinned its offerings. So, it is good to see a return to its core values with the Redmi 9 a great smartphone […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 range

Coming after the flagship S20 range, the Note variants are always interesting to see the direction in which Samsung are heading and give an indication as to what will be in next year’s S21/S30, when it launches. Announced on Aug 5 and expected to start shipping on the 21st, the Note 20 range has two […]

Google Pixel 4a – compact and affordable single camera handset

Having been promised for many months, the Google Pixel 4a was quietly launched on August 3. For those not in the know, the ‘a’ in the name, first introduced with the 3a, signifies it is a compact sized and budget priced version of its two bigger brothers, the 4 and 4XL. Fitting into the £300 […]

Cameras on the Huawei P40 range

Huawei have always looked to be innovative with their smartphone cameras, witness their partnership with Leica and being the first to introduce a periscope lens into a smartphone. So, when they announce a new flagship range, as they did recently with the P40, the cameras are always worth a closer look. There are 3 models […]

OnePlus Nord – Nice phone, but nothing to wow you

When OnePlus launched their first smartphone, way back in 2014, they focused on providing flagship features at mid-range prices. As a result, they won a lot of a fans with their premium quality handsets. However, over the following years, they started to increase prices with a disproportionate improvement in specifications leading to many people to […]

Best smartphones under £150

There was a time that all £150 would have got you is a good feature phone or a very basic smartphone. Nowadays, thanks to the increased amount of competition around there is plenty of choice for less than £150 and in this article, we are going to take a look at 5 of them from […]

Sony Xperia L4 – a good budget-priced handset

The Xperia L4 is Sony’s take on a budget phone and for the sub £200 price it is a good offering. Having some of the same design cues as the Xperia 1 II and 10 II, yet it does not have that slightly old fashioned look to the screen that blights those two handsets, by […]

Poco F2 Pro – great features for the price

Xiaomi’s original Pocophone was released way back in 2018 and at the time was quickly recognised a flagship handset on a budget. Two years in the making, its successor, the Poco F2 Pro avoids some of the corner cutting of the original and as a result the price has increased as well. So, is it […]

Xiaomi Redmi 10X range – 2 great handsets for those on a budget

Xiaomi and its sub-brands Redmi and Poco have so many ranges of smartphones that it’s a wonder they can keep track of them all and continuously update them. This makes it even more difficult for the buyer to work out where the various models fit into the overall scheme of things. So, we come to […]

Google Pixel 4 range – not a great upgrade

Since they first decided to enter the handset market, Google have focused on producing phones that highlight the benefits of using stock Android. Latterly, especially with the introduction of the Pixel range, this has been supplemented by industry-leading camera setups and the Pixel 4 Range is no exception. Currently, there are two handsets in the […]