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Realme 6 range – budget price with near-flagship specs

The Realme 6 range consists of 3 phones, the 6, the 6i and the top of the range Pro. As the 6i is virtually identical to the 6, with the exception of a bigger 5000 mAh battery, we are going to confine this quick overview to the 6 and 6 Pro. Let’s start by saying […]

Vivo NEX 3 5G – no mechanical controls and pop-up selfie camera

Vivo is a brand that is not well known in the UK but is big in China. A sister company of Oppo, Realme and OnePlus, Vivo is gaining a reputation for making good quality and value for money handsets with nice innovative touches. The Vivo NEX 3 5G is no exception to this. Shipping at […]

Oppo Find X2 and X2 Pro – standing out from the crowd

The Oppo Find series set out to push the boundaries of technology. With the Find X2 series (not to be confused with the Realme X2) they have produced a flagship phone that is arguably capable of standing comparison with the best the like of Samsung, Huawei and Apple can offer. But it is not cheap, […]

Realme C3 – a budget smartphone with a big battery

Aimed at those looking for a smartphone in the lower end of the Samsung A series market, the Realme C3 provides a decent alternative if you want to try something different. Released only in February, it is a follow up to last year’s C2, but is expected to be a little more expensive than the […]

Xiaomi Mi 10 5G & Mi 10 Pro 5G – a cheaper option if you want 5G

Still releasing phones at a rapid rate, despite the current Covid 19 crisis, Xiaomi slipped out a couple more back in February. The Mi 10 5G and the Mi 10 Pro 5G. There is very little difference between the 2 handsets, so we’ll give you 2 overviews in one for this pair. With a 6.67” […]

LG V60 ThinQ 5G – premium flagship priced less than the S20

LG have been running two parallel flagship brands for a while now. The G series was originally the best LG you could buy, but the introduction of the V series, back in 2015, offered a smartphone targeted at media producers with higher spec internals and better cameras. Now, the latest iteration, the LG V60 ThinQ […]

Which screen is best for my smartphone – LCD or LED?

Currently there are two main screen types available for your smartphone – Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and Light Emitting Diode (LED). Both these options have pros and cons, but before we look at what these are, it is worthwhile understanding how each of these works, as this has an impact on its suitability. LCD Liquid […]

Best smartphones in the £150 - £200 price range

There was a time when spending £150 to £200 would get you a pretty basic and low-quality smartphone. Thankfully, those days are now long behind us. Driven by the Chinese manufacturers, initially Huawei (who have now moved up-market) but now by the likes of Xiaomi and Realme, the rest of the smartphone world has had […]

Oppo Reno 3 Pro – has it missed its target?

Following on from last year’s Oppo Reno 2, 2020 sees the launch of the Reno 3 and the Reno 3 Pro. In this review we are going to be looking at the more expensive of these new options the 3 Pro version. Sadly, it has lost the great shark fin, pop-up selfie camera of the […]

Redmi Note 9 Pro and Pro Max – Xiaomi do it again!

Released in Mar and April 2020 respectively, the Note 9 Pro and Pro Max are Xiaomi’s latest incarnations of their Note series that started way back in 2014. Fortunately, the name is all it shares, as this latest version is streets ahead of the original and a definite upgrade on the 8. Firstly, there are […]