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Sony Xperia XZ3 vs XZ2: What's the rumoured difference?
Sony Xperia XZ3 vs XZ2: What's the rumoured difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Sony typically announces a new flagship smartphone every six months, often taking advantage of big trade shows like Mobile World Congress and IFA as a launch platform.The Xperia XZ2 was revealed at MWC 2018 in February, followed by the XZ2 Premium a couple... Read more

The best Galaxy S9 deals for August 2018
The best Galaxy S9 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our roundup of all the latest Galaxy S9 deals and order info. The Galaxy S9 has now been released and networks have been offering some excellent deals. Looking for the best Galaxy S9+ deals instead? Here are all the latest Galaxy deals we've... Read more

Honor 10: With flagship specs at a mid-range price, it's the affordable phone to own
Honor 10: With flagship specs at a mid-range price, it's the affordable phone to own By Pocket-lint Promotion

Not everyone has a spare grand in their pocket to drop on buying the priciest of flagship phones. Besides, there's no need, as proven with the Honor 10: this affordable phone might be less than half the price of some competitors, but its specifications... Read more

The best mobile phone deals for August 2018: Find the right phone deal for you
The best mobile phone deals for August 2018: Find the right phone deal for you By Chris Hall

Looking for the best mobile phone deal? Look no further as our comparison table below enables you to select the contract phone deal that's right for you. Not sure what phone will suit you? Our handy guide to the best smartphones in 2018 breaks down popular... Read more

The best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals for August 2018
The best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ might have been surpassed by the S9 and S9+ but both are still amazing phones that deliver stacks of features.At the time of release, we said "the Samsung Galaxy S8 is a masterpiece; one with a few brush-strokes out of place, but... Read more

Compare the best Samsung Note 8 deals for August 2018
Compare the best Samsung Note 8 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

Because the Note 9 is imminent there are some cracking deals currently available for Samsung's outgoing top-end phone. We've rounded up the best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals from across the UK using our price comparison tool which displays the best prices... Read more

The best Huawei P20 deals and P20 Pro deals for August 2018
The best Huawei P20 deals and P20 Pro deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are available to buy SIM free and on a variety of contract plans.Huawei says the P20 Pro is especially selling well and has overtaken last year’s Huawei P10 Plus, outselling its predecessor by a huge 316 per cent.Indeed,... Read more

Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 9: What's the rumoured difference?
Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 9: What's the rumoured difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Rumour has it there will be three new iPhones sometime at the beginning of September. It's been claimed we will see a refreshed iPhone X, a larger iPhone X Plus and a replacement for the iPhone 8.What any of the new iPhones will be officially called is... Read more

The best LG G7 ThinQ deals for August 2018
The best LG G7 ThinQ deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

LG's G7 ThinQ phone is now available to buy. O2 is offering the handset in Moroccan Blue and you can pre-order it right away. It's available from £33 a month for 1GB of data if you lay down £99.99 upfront. You can also claim a free phone case with... Read more

Apple iPhone XI vs iPhone X: What's the rumoured difference?
Apple iPhone XI vs iPhone X: What's the rumoured difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's next iPhone, or iPhones, are expected to be announced sometime in early September. It is thought we will see a successor to the iPhone X, as well as a larger iPhone X Plus model and possibly a third cheaper model too.How might the iPhone XI, also... Read more

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 cases: Protect your new Samsung device
Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 cases: Protect your new Samsung device By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone at an event on 9 August. The new device joins the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in the company's 2018 line-up of flagship smartphones, adding an S Pen to the party.It's a fabulous looking device that refines the Note... Read more

The best iPhone X deals for August 2018
The best iPhone X deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Apple iPhone X is available in two colours, space grey and silver. It's the latest and greatest from Apple, the pinnacle of iPhone's 10 year history and the model for the future of Apple's trend-setting smartphone.It comes in two storage variants... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has arrived, joining the company's Galaxy S9 and S9+ in the 2018 line up of flagship devices.We've compared the Note 9 to the Galaxy S9+ in a separate feature, but how does the new model compare to the Galaxy Note 8 that it replaces?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced its third flagship smartphone in the form of the Galaxy Note 9. There was plenty of speculation surrounding the device but now the details are official so how does it compare to the current competition?Here we are running the Galaxy... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9+: What's the difference?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9+: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced its latest Note device on 9 August at an event in New York, completing its line-up of 2018 flagship handsets.The Galaxy Note 9 sits alongside the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, primarily distinguishing itself from the other two handsets... Read more

The best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals for August 2018
The best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our guide to the very best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals. The Sony Xperia XZ2 is available in black, silver, blue and pink. SIM-free, the Xperia XZ2 price is £599 with a free PlayStation Plus membership worth £49.99 and the Xperia XZ2 Compact price... Read more

15 best smartphones 2018: The best phones available to buy today
15 best smartphones 2018: The best phones available to buy today By Chris Hall

Welcome to our guide to the best smartphone to buy today. We'll guide you through all the top mobile phones we've reviewed, both on Android and iOS. We continually update our best smartphone guide to reflect recent launches, recognise price changes,... Read more

The best Galaxy S9+ deals for August 2018
The best Galaxy S9+ deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

There are some great Galaxy S9 deals to be had if you are happy to shop around. We've scoured the web for all the best Samsung Galaxy S9+ prices and deals that are available right now. If you're looking for deals on the Samsung Galaxy S9 head here The... Read more

Motorola Moto Z3 vs Z3 Play vs Z2 Play vs Z2 Force: What’s the difference?
Motorola Moto Z3 vs Z3 Play vs Z2 Play vs Z2 Force: What’s the difference? By Mike Lowe

There's two new Moto Z handsets for 2018: the Z3 and Z3 Play. The former is a US exclusive, in essence replacing the Z2 Force, while the latter updates the Z2 Play.For this new generation there's no Force edition to be found, however, so how do the new... Read more

Honor Play vs Honor 10: What's the difference?
Honor Play vs Honor 10: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Honor has confirmed it will be announcing a new device at IFA 2018 and while we don't yet know what this device will be, many are expecting the Honor Play.The Honor Play recently launched in China so we already know a little bit about the new big-screened... Read more

Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Samsung A8 vs Moto G6 vs Nokia 7 Plus: Which is best?
Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Samsung A8 vs Moto G6 vs Nokia 7 Plus: Which is best? By Mike Lowe

With many flagship phones costing almost a grand - £1000 - it's no wonder more and more people are looking to affordable phones to buy outright. Besides, the quality offered by these devices is on the up.Following the Xiaomi Mi A2 global announcement... Read more

Motorola Moto G6 vs Moto G6 Plus vs Moto G6 Play: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto G6 vs Moto G6 Plus vs Moto G6 Play: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The Motorola G has a longstanding reputation as the affordable phone to beat. Well, that used to be the case. With the advancement of Chinese competition, Motorola in 2018 is taking a different tack by delivering no less than three Moto G6 phones: the... Read more

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 8: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 8: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are similar to the previous iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but the iPhone X changes things up in terms of design and features. Here are the differences and similarities between the three iPhones, all released late last year.Check... Read more

Apple iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

As you'll know, Apple now has a premium iPhone called the iPhone X with Face ID but it is still selling several Touch ID iPhones. That means if you're in the market for a new iPhone, you have a decision to make. This feature explains how the iPhone... Read more

Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference?
Apple iPhone X vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

How does the iPhone X compare to the older iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S models though? If you're considering upgrading from your older iPhone model, or you want to know if the iPhone X is worth the big bucks, here is how it compares to the iPhone 7 and iPhone... Read more

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone X: What’s the difference?
Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone X: What’s the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

We pit the top iPhone against the best that Google has to offer - don't forget to check out our Pixel 2 XL review and the iPhone X review, too. Let's see how these devices compare. Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference? Google Pixel 2... Read more

Which is the best iPhone? iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 or iPhone X?
Which is the best iPhone? iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 or iPhone X? By Britta O'Boyle

There is plenty of choice when it comes to smartphones, almost too much in fact. Chances are if you are reading this feature, however, you have at least narrowed your options down to the Apple iPhone.So as you have discarded Android, as well as the other... Read more

Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2018
Upcoming phones: The future smartphones of 2018 By Chris Hall

With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, that there's anticipation for the next big thing.Here we look at those phones that haven't yet launched,... Read more

Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases: Protect your Apple device
Best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases: Protect your Apple device By Britta O'Boyle

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may have been replaced by the iPhone 8 duo, but they continue to sell and as ever, still need protecting.  Apple iPhone 7 review Apple iPhone 7 Plus review Luckily, there are plenty of cases out there to protect your new... Read more

Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: It's Samsung vs Apple in the clash of the titans
Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: It's Samsung vs Apple in the clash of the titans By Chris Hall

The world of top smartphones has polarised in the past few years into two distinct factions: Apple or Android. More specifically, it's Apple vs Samsung at the top of the tree for phones sold. Both shipped over 70 million devices in Q4 2017, occupying... Read more

Android vs iPhone: Which is best for you?
Android vs iPhone: Which is best for you? By David Nield

Few match-ups in tech get bigger than this – the one involving that indispensable gadget you carry around in your pocket every day. Should your smartphone be running Android? Or is the iPhone the smarter choice? Which is the best mid-range phone? On... Read more

LG G7 ThinQ vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?
LG G7 ThinQ vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

The LG G7 ThinQ is the Korean company's 2018 flagship smartphone.The new device has some stiff competition in the smartphone market though, with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S9+, Huawei's P20 Pro and Google's Pixel 2 XL all offering plenty.We've already... Read more

LG G7 ThinQ vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference?
LG G7 ThinQ vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

LG's 2018 flagship smartphone is the LG G7 ThinQ. The new device succeeds the LG G6 and takes cues from the more recent LG V30 but how does it compare to its competition?We have put it up against the Samsung S9+ and the Google Pixel 2 XL in separate... Read more

LG G7 ThinQ vs LG V30 vs LG G6: What's the difference?
LG G7 ThinQ vs LG V30 vs LG G6: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The LG G7 ThinQ is a new flagship for 2018 that will compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S9, Google's Pixel devices and Huawei's P20 handsets.The G7 ThinQ succeeds the LG G6 that launched in February 2017 with its 18:9 ratio display, one of... Read more

BlackBerry Key2 vs BlackBerry KeyOne: What's the difference?
BlackBerry Key2 vs BlackBerry KeyOne: What's the difference? By Cam Bunton

The BlackBerry Key2 is finally here, more than a year after the KeyOne launched to relieve BlackBerry fans who had been waiting years for a truly modern device that met their need to have a traditional BlackBerry-like physical keyboard.  BlackBerry Key2... Read more

The best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network for EU and abroad?
The best roaming plans: Which is the cheapest network for EU and abroad? By Britta O'Boyle

Roaming data charges have been scrapped in Europe. You will now be able to use your bundled texts, minutes and mobile data anywhere in the European Union without it costing you any extra.That means uploading your holiday snaps to Facebook or Instagram... Read more

Asus ROG Phone vs Razer Phone: What's the difference?
Asus ROG Phone vs Razer Phone: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Asus announced a new phone dedicated towards gaming in the ROG Phone. The device was announced at Computex in Taipei and it will compete with the likes of the excellent Razer Phone.The Asus ROG Phone brings with it a unique cooling system as well as... Read more

LG V35 ThinQ vs LG V30: What's the difference?
LG V35 ThinQ vs LG V30: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

LG's V series is the alternative flagship model, often ranged alongside the G series. Traditionally the V series was larger, but felt a little niche; recently, LG has been doing more to make the V series more competitive.After the appearance of the LG... Read more

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Protect your 6.3-inch phablet
Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Protect your 6.3-inch phablet By Maggie Tillman

If you bought the Note 8, you'll want to protect your investment.Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8 has taken a bit of a price cut since it launched in August 2017, to £669 in the UK, which still isn't exactly cheap. It would suck to get this device, then drop... Read more

Best Huawei P20 and P20 Pro cases: Protect your new Huawei smartphone
Best Huawei P20 and P20 Pro cases: Protect your new Huawei smartphone By Max Langridge

Huawei has really taken the fight to the likes of Apple and Samsung this year with the P20 and P20 Pro. Both smartphones are fantastic alternatives to the other flagships, with the latter's triple-lens camera being nothing short of astonishingly good.... Read more

Honor 10 vs OnePlus 6: What's the difference?
Honor 10 vs OnePlus 6: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Honor launched its latest smartphone, the Honor 10, at a global event on 15 May. The device has a beautiful finish and some impressive specs, but it also faces some stiff competition, especially following the announcement of the OnePlus 6 just 24 hours... Read more

OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the difference?
OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

OnePlus launched a new phone at an event in London on 16 May. The OnePlus 6 is the latest of the devices that were originally marketed as a "flagship killer", bringing a glass back and plenty of great specs with it.It has some serious competition this... Read more

OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: What's the difference?
OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus announced the OnePlus 6 at an event in London on 16 May, and made it available for purchase a few days later on 22 May. Several details surrounding the next "flagship killer" were revealed by the company in the run up to the event but now all... Read more

OnePlus 6 vs Huawei P20/P20 Pro: What's the difference?
OnePlus 6 vs Huawei P20/P20 Pro: What's the difference? By Cam Bunton

OnePlus and Huawei are arguably the two most recognisable smartphone brands to come out of China and make a success in Western markets over the last few years.Huawei launched its flagship phones for 2018 in the P20 and P20 Pro in April, while OnePlus... Read more

HTC U12+ vs HTC U11+: What's the difference?
HTC U12+ vs HTC U11+: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

HTC has announced its flagship phone for 2018, the HTC U12+. You'll notice that "+" in the name which indicates that this is a step on from the HTC U11+, rather than the HTC U11. But, as the HTC U11+ is close to the U11 in specification, if you've got... Read more

HTC U12+ vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference?
HTC U12+ vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

HTC has announced its new flagship phone, the HTC U12+. HTC is keen to stress that this is its flagship offering for the year, that this is the phone to rival all others.The biggest surprise smartphone of 2018 has been the Huawei P20 Pro. This phone sees... Read more

HTC U12+ vs Samsung Galaxy S9+: What's the difference?
HTC U12+ vs Samsung Galaxy S9+: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

HTC was clear when launching the U12+ that its naming was designed to square up to other flagship rivals. And let's be blunt - there's one big plus size phone out there to take down and it's the Samsung Galaxy S9+.Samsung launched earlier in the year... Read more

The best budget phone 2018: Top cheap phones for under £200
The best budget phone 2018: Top cheap phones for under £200 By Britta O'Boyle

Just because you want a cheap smartphone doesn't mean you have to compromise on features.There are plenty of bargain budget phones under £200 - often so good that it seems bizarre that a flagship phone costs at least three times as much.  Compare... Read more

Honor smartphones compared: Honor 10 vs Honor 9 vs Honor 7 vs Honor 6
Honor smartphones compared: Honor 10 vs Honor 9 vs Honor 7 vs Honor 6 By Chris Hall

Honor is only a few years old - launched as a sub-brand of Chinese manufacturer Huawei in 2014 - but is quickly becoming a brand to be reckoned with. Good value for money, good build quality and some of the latest hardware combines in these handsets.There... Read more

Honor 10 vs Honor 9: What's the difference?
Honor 10 vs Honor 9: What's the difference? By Dan Grabham

Looking for a relatively affordable mid-level phone? There are few better than Honor's new flagship. For £399 this phone delivers plenty of bang for your buck - it's super value for that money as you'll see. This latest Honor phone takes a lot of cues... Read more

Huawei P20 Pro vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?
Huawei P20 Pro vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei's P20 Pro is the latest flagship from the Chinese manufacturer, presenting just how far the company has come in the last few years. We've already compared it to the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and the regular P20, but here we are looking at how it compares... Read more