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Nokia 1.3 – entry level smartphone for those on a tight budget

The Nokia 1.3 is an entry level smartphone for those on a budget. It sits at the bottom end of Nokia’s smartphone range and was released in April 2020. It comes with a 5.7” LCD screen with a relatively low 77.6% screen to body ratio. This is because of a wider than usual bottom bezel […]

Redmi K30 Pro – great 5G phone that is not too expensive

Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi recently announced its successor to their 2019 flagship the K20. The unoriginally named K30 Pro follows in its footsteps as a competitively priced premium handset that is well worth considering if you do not want to spend more than £500 for an excellent smartphone. Before we look at the specs it is […]

OnePlus 8 – worth the upgrade if you have an older OnePlus

The recently announced OnePlus 8 helps to build the increasing brand reputation of OnePlus with another well built, stunning looking and well specified smartphone at a reasonable price. With a premium build of Gorilla Glass front and back, held together by an aluminium frame, it weighs in at 180g and is a slimline 8mm in […]

Samsung Galaxy M30s – great screen, enormous battery & good camera

The Samsung Galaxy M30s follows pretty hot on the heels of the original M30, that was only released in Feb 2019, waiting only 6 months. So, is it worth the upgrade? Before we look at that it is probably worth while explaining where the Galaxy M series fits into the overall range of Galaxy phones. […]

Nokia 5310 – relaunch of the noughties music phone

Originally introduced in 2007, the Nokia 5310 was one of their XpressMusic range that were specifically designed for playing music. Now, in common with other classics from this time like the 8110 and the 3310 it has been relaunched for a new generation of feature phone users. Looking very similar to the original, the new […]

Apple iPhone SE (2020) – cheapest iPhone available

Unusually for an iPhone launch, the iPhone SE (2020) slipped quietly under the radar last month, without the unusual fanfare and queues of Apple fan boys forming outside stores the night before. OK, we were in the middle of a lockdown, but even so, I have never known such a low-key launch of an iPhone. […]

Samsung Galaxy A41 – better than last year's best seller?

A year after the Galaxy A40 was introduced its successor the A41 was announced in March. The A40 was the best-selling handset in the UK in 2019, so this is an important phone for Samsung and it is important that it measures up. So, let’s see what has changed from last year’s model. Firstly, the […]

Best 5G smartphones – 5 great handsets worth considering

Although the coronavirus pandemic is likely to slow down the nationwide rollout of 5G both in the UK and worldwide, the changeover will still happen. So far, it is only major cities and urban areas that have access to 5G in the UK, but more areas are being added all the time. We have already […]

Motorola Moto G8 – does nothing to stand out from the crowd

Recently, with the exception of the Razr, Motorola have been focusing their efforts on producing budget and mid-ranged smartphones. The G8 range is no exception to this, with 4 handsets sat squarely at the budget end of the market. The G8 is the vanilla version of the family, with the Power, Play and Power Lite […]