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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 – 6 cameras and an enormous battery

With smartphone manufacturers getting increasingly desperate to differentiate their offerings from the competition, having the biggest, fastest, lightest etc. etc. is viewed as essential. To most users this is not important. They want a decent quality handset, with a good screen that takes clear pictures and does not cost the earth. Basically, they want a […]

Xiaomi 9T Pro – excellent value for money

The 9T Pro is another in a long line of Xiaomi smartphones that offer premium specs at mid-range prices. Released in August 2019 it is likely (at the time of writing) to be superseded by an updated model soon. So, the prices are likely to drop further as time goes on, even though the handset […]

Smartphones with the most powerful battery

Gone are the days when we have to be at home or in our offices before we can gain access to the internet, the advent of smartphones over the years has made internet accessibility much easier. This development has contributed greatly to the success of businesses, ease of learning and the boom of most countries’ […]