Moto G8 Plus review: Ahead of the pack

The G-series is arguably one of Motorola’s most popular lines today, bringing competitively-priced mid-range performance with a touch of premium here and there. Unlike previous years, where the entirety of the G-series has launched as a whole, Motorola has instead brought the arrival of the line’s most potent entry, the Moto G8 Plus, forward, alongside the global launch of the Motorola One Macro and the Moto E6 Play (the Moto G8 Play has also been release, but only in Latin America at the time of writing). Why the company has…

Fairphone 3 review: The most environmentally friendly phone

The hyper-consumerist society that we live in means we dispose of more and more electronic devices, and also replace them more regularly. This means that whenever a new phone, pair or headphones or smartwatch comes out, the previous model is forgotten about, gathering dust in a drawer or becoming electronic waste (e-waste). Given the extent of wasted resources, exploitation and pollution, some companies claim to be different from the rest in offering a product that is more sustainable. Respecting the environment and our society in general. If we’re being 100%…

LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen Review

LG has already launched two flagship phones this year – the G8 and the V50 – and so it’s perhaps fitting that it’s third, the G8X, borrows a little from both. The LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen – to give it its full name – borrows its name from the G8, the second screen add-on functionality from the V50, and mixes and matches some core specs from both. Fortunately it also costs less than either, and on the whole feels like a much better bet to buy. Price and availability As…

Google Pixel 4 XL Review

After one of the most leak-ridden journeys to market in smartphone history, the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are finally on store shelves for you to pick up. In true Pixel style, both phones offer clean designs, promise top-notch photography smarts and the purest take on Android there is, complete with a level of polish unique to Google. At the same time, a myriad of decisions have been made that raise a few eyebrows, both in the context of the phones themselves, as well as their positioning in the current phone market.…

Oppo Reno 2 Z Review: Hands-on

Oppo has revealed a handful of smartphones at an event held in London. In addition to Oppo Reno 2, the Asian company has revealed the second-generation Oppo Reno Z, the latest mid-ranger set to come to the UK, Spain and other countries in Europe. Both smartphones already launched in India in August, but it’s only now that we’re seeing them in the UK. In any case, the Oppo Reno 2 Z arrives only a few months after the premiere of the original Reno Z, so is it worth the upgrade?…

Oppo Reno 2 Review: Cameras Galore

Two months after its launch in India, Oppo has held an event in London for the new generation of its Reno range. In this case, only two new models arrive in Europe: Reno 2 and Reno 2 Z, while Reno 2 F does not. We’ve been lucky to try Oppo Reno 2 before its official launch so here’s our full review. The main difference between the Reno 2 and the original Reno is the rear camera. Now, the module includes four lenses that significantly improve photographic results and bring them closer to those of…

Nokia 7.2 Review: A Very Mid-Range Smartphone

The Nokia 7.2 is one of several new phones announced by the Finnish company at IFA 2019, but the 7.2 looks to be the most impressive of the bunch with an eye-catching design, Zeiss-branded cameras and most importantly, an affordable price tag. But with an increasingly busy mid-range market, does the Nokia 7.2 offer enough to tempt users away from the likes of the Google Pixel 3a  and Xiaomi Pocophone F1? We’ve spent a lot of time using the mid-range Nokia 7.2, and here’s what we think. Nokia 7.2 release…

Realme X2 Pro Review: Hands-on

With its October 2019 launch event, Chinese phone maker Realme fully entered into the European market – launching three phones simultaneously to mark the occasion: the 5 Pro and the X2 and the new flagship Realme X2 Pro. All three new devices boast a quad-camera system and have been designed to reflect the company’s commitment to offering powerful hardware and premium design (by way of using high-quality components) while maintaining competitive pricing. The Realme X2 Pro demonstrates this approach perfectly, by offering some of the latest hardware on the market at an impressively aggressive…

Nokia 6.2 Review: Hands-on – Tech Advisor

Revealed alongside the Nokia 7.2 and a range of semi-smart feature phones at IFA 2019, the Nokia 6.2 is the Finnish company’s latest mid-range smartphone. Combining a high-quality display with “timeless Nordic design”, a decent triple-camera setup and multiple OS upgrades, the Nokia 6.2 has the potential to be amongst the best mid-range smartphones available right now. We had a chance to go hands-on with the Nokia 6.2 ahead of the announcement in Berlin, and here’s what we think so far. Release date and pricing The Nokia 6.2 is available…

Honor 9X Review: Honor’s latest phone in the X series is here

Honor have yet again managed to produce a mid-range phone with a high-end feel in the 9X. The camera on this phone manages to match some of the specs that we’d see on other flagships, with a stand-out (and notch free) design that will catch anyone’s eye. The phone doesn’t quite stack up to all flagship levels, but at this price it’s still quite a steal. Read on to find a further opinion on the specs, camera, battery and more. Price and availability Actual UK pricing hasn’t yet been confirmed,…