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Huawei P40 range – impressive handsets with not many apps

A review of any Huawei smartphone in 2020 cannot start without first addressing the elephant in the room. Or, in this case, the elephant not in the room – Google. As you will have probably read, the US government has got its hooks into Huawei and views them as a threat to national security. As […]

Samsung Galaxy A31 – bigger battery and more cameras

Samsung’s update of its A range phones continues with the A31, released in April this year, 13 months after the original. Like many of the other A range updates this one is focused on camera and battery to give it an edge over the similar priced competition. Like their annoyingly catchy ad tune for other […]

Best smartphones under £500

With so much choice in the smartphone world, we thought we would help you out by highlighting a number of handsets in the £400 - £500 category. These are in no particular order and we have deliberately tried to include as many different manufacturers as possible. So, without further ado, let’s get started. Apple iPhone […]

Huawei P Smart 2019 – good value for money at less than £150

Although it was announced way back in Dec 2018, which is a lifetime in smartphone terms, the Huawei P Smart 2019 is still a decently specified handset for a sub £150 price. Furthermore, because it was released before the US Government ban caused Google to withdraw its Play Services from Huawei, you can still get […]

Nokia 2.3 – upgrade that focuses on the important things

Nokia has continued to upgrade and improve its smartphones right across the range. Released in December 2019, only 6 months after the C2, the C3 focuses on the 3 main factors of a smartphone: screen, cameras and battery. The screen, although still an LCD one is now HD and has been enlarged past the 6” […]

Comparing the cameras on the iPhone 11 range

Apple have always had a reputation as a leader in the smartphone camera sector. Right back to 2007 when the original iPhone shipped with a no-frills 2MP single lens, it took good pictures. Over the years they have continued to build on this with both their single and multi-camera arrays always being comparable or better […]

Nokia 5.3 – is 2 years worth the wait?

The Nokia 5.3 is the 2020 replacement of the 2018 released Nokia 5.1. Not quite sure what happened to the 5.2, but the fact that it has been 2 years since an iteration of the 5 series suggests there was one in the pipeline, but something happened to cause it to be canned. Two years […]

Nokia 8.3 5G – Large screen, quad camera array and 5G

The Nokia 8.3 5G will be Nokia’s first 5G phone. First announced in March, it is expected to be available in July, so full information is not yet available on it. Despite that, we will try and give it the once over here, so you can form your own opinion on it. As the name […]

Sony Xperia I II – better cameras, bigger battery and 5G

The new Sony flagship smartphone follows a year behind its predecessor, the Xperia 1 and looks to be an upgrade in all departments. It is certainly a handsome looking handset being tall and slim with very thin side bezels and not-too noticeable top and bottom ones. How have the specifications changed though? Read on to […]

How do the cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S20 range compare?

With the scope for differentiation decreasing in other areas, cameras have become the main battleground for smartphone manufacturers. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in the flagship sector where Apple, Samsung and Huawei are going toe-to-toe to produce the best, biggest and most spectacular lenses as a way to stand out. Samsung’s current flagship range […]