Sony Xperia L1 review – Tech Advisor

First announced in March 2017, the Xperia L1 has come to replace Sony’s now discontinued E series. Priced at a surprisingly cheap £169, the L1 is Sony’s newest attempt at shaking up the budget phone market. Its large screen and sleek design make us think of Sony’s higher range of smartphones: it would be hard to single it out as the cheapest model in a line of Xperias. But at such a bargain price, we can’t expect it to perform as well as its more expensive counterparts. So how does…

Nokia 3310 review: New Classic Phone Isn’t Perfect But We Don’t Mind

If you’re going to trade on nostalgia for a brand, you might as well trade on nostalgia hard. That’s clearly the thinking at Nokia, which has managed to overshadow its own range of new Android smartphones with the announcement of a phone that doesn’t have a touchscreen, won’t let you install any apps, and doesn’t do much of anything except make calls and play Snake: the Nokia 3310. That’s right, Nokia is ready to party like it’s 2000, with a sort-of re-release of one of its most iconic feature phones.…

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro Review

Xiaomi is a relatively new brand to the UK, but the world’s a lot bigger than our little island and this eight-year-old company is actually the fourth largest phone vendor in the world. When its Mi 8 Pro was among the first devices to launch in the UK in November 2018, market leaders Samsung and Apple had every reason to be worried. Now this is even more the case, with Xiaomi having announced its Mi 9 in February, which has a matching retail price of £499. It adds the in-display fingerprint sensor we…

Sony Xperia XZ2 Review: Not The 2018 Flagship You Are Looking For

Sony unveil the Xperia XZ2 range at MWC 2018 as the Japanese giant’s first phone to boast the now-ubiquitous 18:9 aspect ratio on its screen. We’ve now spent proper time with the new flagship phone so here’s our full in-depth Sony Xperia XZ2 review. Price and availability The XZ2 has seen a price reduction for Amazon Prime day – view the deal here. The XZ2 launched a little over six months after the company’s previous flagship, the Xperia XZ1, a break from the usual strategy of releasing a ‘Premium’ version at MWC. The…

Punkt MP02 review: A Fine Mess

Punkt is a company with a vision. It thinks you use your smartphone too much, and it’s right – you do. This phone is designed to strip back all the unnecessary features of modern distracting smartphones to help you focus on work, life and wellbeing. The Punkt MP01 was a luxury 2G dumbphone that brutally cut the cord and forced you to use a phone with no more technical function that a £10 Nokia from Argos. Now, the MP02 apes the design but updates it to a 4G phone –…

iPhone 7 review – Tech Advisor

Launching a phone that looks exactly like the last two is perhaps not the best way to get buyers excited, but Apple has made a few significant upgrades to the iPhone 7 which should appeal. But is it enough? Let’s find out. If you’re unsure of the differences between the latest two models, see our iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus comparison, and you can see how the iPhone 7 stacks up against the competition in our best phones chart. iPhone 7 review: Price The iPhone 7 is an amazing…

iPhone X Review: A New Era, At Last

The iPhone’s tenth anniversary has been celebrated with a phone that finally marks a big change for the iconic device. But is Apple still playing catch-up with Android rivals? And is the iPhone X too expensive? Bezel-free displays are all the rage and a decent flagship smartphone needs to have dual-cameras, waterproofing and wireless charging. The iPhone X has them all, but has Apple repeated the success of the original iPhone and be the benchmark once again? We’ll answer all these questions, and more, with our in-depth iPhone X review. Price The…

iPhone 8 Review: A Glass Half Empty Kind of Phone for Apple

It’s autumn so that means a wave of new tech products for the build up to Christmas and as usual that includes new iPhones. This year’s looks mostly similar but has some new features. Find out what in our iPhone 8 review. Apple’s new line-up is unusual for 2017 because there are three new phones. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are joined by the iPhone X (10 not ‘x’) which is the anniversary edition. Price and availability The iPhone 8 is just £445 for Amazon Prime Day. What…

iPhone 8 Plus Review: Devotees Only

Another year, another iPhone. Except this year, the 8 and 8 Plus aren’t the stars of the show – they were overshadowed at their own launch event by their bezel-less brother, the iPhone X. Compared to the X, with its fairly radical redesign, the 8 and 8 Plus run the risk of looking a little dull, a bit been-there-done-that. But is that a fair assessment of Apple’s latest iPhone iteration, or is X-envy masking a solid step forward for Cupertino? Find out in our iPhone 8 Plus review. Price and…

OnePlus 6 Review: Serious Bang For Your Buck

The OnePlus 6 arrived at a point where notches were all the rage and the flagship market as competitive as ever. It might not have everything a phone can have, but the OnePlus 6 is an amazing deal – and now it has Android 9 Pie. With the Chinese firm sticking to a six-month cycle, the new model is another case of taking an existing phone and making it better. This is not some radical new upgrade from the previous phone, despite moving from a ‘T’ to a full new…