Vivo Nex Dual Display Review: Second Screen Silliness

Have you ever looked at your phone and just wished it had even more screens, so that you never had to look at anything that wasn’t Twitter? Vivo has, resulting in the really rather odd Vivo Nex Dual Display. As the name suggests, the Dual Display features not one, but two screens. And we’re not talking about a mini extra notification bar display, as on the LG V20, but a full-fledged second screen on the back of the phone. It’s one of those ideas that’s so mad it just might…

Rokit IO Pro 3D review: Hands-on

The Rokit IO Pro 3D is an odd phone. It boasts glasses-free 3D in a handset that retails for around a quarter of an iPhone XS, with middling specs, ordinary plastic design and old tech like microUSB. But it launches in the US with the promise of bundled healthcare services which elevates parent company Rok’s intentions from gimmick to admirable social awareness. The messaging and launch of the phone are confusing, but what the phone offers has at least the potential to be somewhat life affecting for people in the…

AGM X3 Review: Rugged Phone with Flagship Specs

None of the phones in our best rugged phones round-up have top-end specs. The logic – we presume – is that if you are so careless with your smartphone to need a tough phone you are unlikely to want to pay top-dollar for something fancy. But we just cannot get behind the idea that manual labourers, extreme sports fans and the general clumsy have no interest in also having top performance. There should be something that ticks all their boxes. AGM does not force people to choose between durability, performance…

Doogee S90 Review: The Modular Rugged Phone

The best rugged phones typically follow the same blueprint, with some mid-range hardware, a high-capacity battery and a tough design that meets the top industry specs for durability and waterproofing. Doogee’s S90 stands out for its ability to clip on modular accessories, which include an extra battery pack, a night-vision camera, a walkie-talkie and a gamepad. A 5G mod will also be made available for the S90, making this the first 5G rugged phone (see more 5G phones coming soon). In truth we’re not sure how much use you’ll get…

Doogee S90 Review: The Modular Rugged Phone

The best rugged phones typically follow the same blueprint, with some mid-range hardware, a high-capacity battery and a tough design that meets the top industry specs for durability and waterproofing. Doogee’s S90 stands out for its ability to clip on modular accessories, which include an extra battery pack, a night-vision camera, a walkie-talkie and a gamepad. A 5G mod will also be made available for the S90, making this the first 5G rugged phone (see more 5G phones coming soon). In truth we’re not sure how much use you’ll get…

Red Magic Mars Review: An Ideal Mid-Range Gaming Smartphone

Since the reveal of the Razer Phone back in 2017, gaming smartphones of all shapes and sizes have appeared on the market. All offer something slightly different, be it an improved refresh rate, high-end internals or in the case of the Red Magic Mars, built-in triggers to enhance mobile gameplay. The Red Magic Mars also much cheaper than rivals, starting at only £359/$399, but does it offer the same high-end mobile gaming experience? We’ve spent a lot of time gaming and browsing on the Red Magic Mars, and here’s our…

Best big phone 2019: Phablets worth buying

Your buying guide for the best big phones in 2019 Phones used to be small. Even the first iPhone only had a 3.5in display that today looks remarkably tiny. The iPhone XS Max has a 6.5in display, and it isn’t the only phone with one that big. In fact, Apple was relatively late to the big phone party. You may have heard the term phablet, which means phone-tablet. If you’re anything like us, you might even want to use a large phone all the time and not even have a tablet…

Xiaomi Mi 9 UK Review: The Best Phone Under £500

Go back a couple of years and few people in the UK had even heard of Xiaomi, but looking into our imaginary crystal ball we’re convinced that in a couple more years it is going to have completely transformed the smartphone market not only here in the UK but also in Europe, the US, China, India and elsewhere. Xiaomi is a huge – but still pretty young – Chinese mega-brand and its smartphones, which are now officially available in the UK and Europe, undercut the global leaders in a way with…

Sony Xperia 10 Plus Review: Slim Appeal

The Xperia 10 Plus is a large screen mid-range phone that tries to solve a couple of long-standing smartphone problems – that phones are too large but people still want to watch TV and films on them. While the phone goes some way to solving some of this issue, it isn’t the best phone in its price range and nor would we recommend it over phones with similar specs. But it’s certainly a better phone than the smaller Xperia 10 and is worth the extra spend if you’re sold on…

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Review: Triple Trouble

It might be from last year but the Galaxy A7 is an interesting mid-range phone for those that want Samsung style and features but can’t afford a flagship Galaxy S10. Here’s our full review. The range is getting a little confusing as the model number has stayed the same over the last few years even though Samsung has launched the Galaxy A8 and A9. More recently it unveiled the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 so there are a lot of mid-range Samsung devices to choose from. Price & Availability Although…