Mi Mix 3 UK Review: Xiaomi’s Flagship Slides Into The UK

Following an October Chinese launch, Mi Mix 3 is coming to the UK on Wednesday 16 January where it will be available in its 6GB RAM, 128GB storage configuration for just £499 – an astonishing price for a flagship phone with some interesting new features. It’s all about the cameras and the display in the Mi Mix 3, which refines the already great Mi Mix 2S on two primary fronts. This new generation also includes a dedicated button for calling up either the Google Assistant or Mi AI client, depending on…

Royole FlexPai Review: Hands-On with the First Flexible Phone

While the phone industry wrestles with notches, pinhole cameras, and full-screen displays, there’s another massive smartphone revolution waiting in the wings: flexible displays. And while Samsung is expected to reveal its own in February, it’s been beaten to the punch by a little-known company called Royole. Royole is one of the companies that’s developed the flexible screen tech itself, but is making its proper smartphone debut with its own device, the FlexPai. We tracked it down at CES 2019 to give it a bend ourselves and see what it’s like.…

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Review: Best Budget Battery Life

Asus is not a big player in the western phone market but it quietly makes phones that are sometimes available globally. The iPhone X-esque ZenFone 5  caught our eye in 2018 so we have taken a look at one of its cheaper options, the clumsily named ZenFone Max Pro M1. We were drawn to it as it’s easy enough to import, runs stock Android and has a whopping 5,000mAh battery that lasts ages. It’s not as ubiquitous as the cheaper Moto and Honor phones in the UK but that doesn’t mean…

Huawei P Smart 2019 Review: The Honor 10 Lite with a Different Badge?

On the face of it, the P Smart 2019 is a bargain. It has a 6.2in screen with tiny bezels and the tiniest of notches for the selfie camera. It runs Android 9 Pie and performs well for the price, so what else could you ask for from a sub-£200 phone? Well, as it turns out, you can have a better phone for £199 and it comes from Huawei’s sub-brand Honor. It’s called the Honor 10 Lite. Huawei P Smart 2019: Price & availability Both the P Smart 2019 and…

Honor View 20 Review: Hands-on

These days, CES is dominated by laptops, TVs, and smart home tech, so it’s a little bit of a surprise to see Honor use the show as an excuse to show off its latest flagship device: the Honor View 20. Still, you can see why the company wants to put the phone in front of people at the year’s flashiest tech show: thanks to a punch-hole camera and a fancy ‘nanolithographic’ rear, the View 20 is a very striking device – even by Honor’s standards. Price and availability We’re not…

PureVPN Review – Tech Advisor

Billed as the fastest VPN service ever, as well as best and safest for Windows, PureVPN promises to be a good option for anyone who wants to use a VPN to stream region-locked video, or wants online anonymity and security without sacrificing speed. Plenty of VPN services make similar claims, though, so it’s important to drill down into the finer details when deciding where to spend your money. PureVPN: Pricing If you opt for a one-month subscription you’ll pay $10.95 (£8.57) per month for 5 simultaneous users. However, sign up…

Honor 10 Lite Review: Budget Done Best

Smartphones can be expensive. Thankfully they can also be cheap and, as it happens, pretty good. Better than pretty good. The Honor 10 Lite is one of those very good budget smartphones that has us wondering why you have to pay five times more for the ‘best’ phones out there. It has a large, bright display, excellent performance, decent dual cameras and solid battery life. For the price, you can’t ask for much more. Price and availability And that price is a good one. The Honor 10 Lite is £199.99 in…

Best Nokia Phones 2019: Classic 3310 to Sleek Sirocco

If you’re older than 25, chances are your first phone was a Nokia. The classic 3310 was in the pockets of as many school children as businessmen at a time the Finnish brand completely dominated the global phone market. Fast forward to 2019 and things are somewhat different. Nokia exists, but as a brand name for fellow Finnish company HMD. But for all intents and purposes, we have a host of Nokia phones to recommend to you – both feature phones and smartphones.  Ranging from the cutesy restyling of old…

Lenovo Z5 Pro Review: The Budget Slider Phone

Lenovo’s Z5 Pro is a really interesting proposition in the mid-range phone market, mixing flagship specs with a Snapdragon 710 processor to keep down the price to an affordable level. It has the premium design of the Mi Mix 3 and Honor Magic 2, but comes in significantly cheaper with a current special offer bringing the price down to just £282.58/US$357.99. With a sliding screen mechanism it is able to offer a full-screen display without a punch-hole or notch in which to house the selfie camera. And with the dual-lens…

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Review: The Ultimate Slider Phone

It’s all about the cameras and the display in the Mi Mix 3, which refines the already great Mi Mix 2S on two primary fronts. This new generation also includes a dedicated button for calling up the integrated Mi AI client (though it’s currently Chinese-language only), and in early 2019 a fifth variant will be introduced making Mi Mix 3 one of the first 5G phones in the world.  This is the standard model, and it’s the entry-level version with ‘just’ 6GB of RAM and 128GB of non-expandable internal storage (buy…