Elephone U2 Review – Tech Advisor

It’s difficult to believe this is a circa-£200 phone when you take it out the box. Tested here in blue, but also available in red or black, the Elephone U2 has a premium design with a virtually full-screen IPS panel, its ultra-slim bezels and concealed selfie cameras ushering in a high screen-to-body ratio of 93%. Some impressive glasswork front and rear adds to the overall effect, and to the eye this is a good-looking mid-ranger with an incredibly low price point. At the time of writing Elephone’s U2 is available…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Note 9: S Pens At The Ready

Samsung has updated its flagship Note range once more with the unveiling of its new Galaxy Note 10. This iteration brings with it some new features as well as the retirement of some older ones. So, is it worth selling your Galaxy Note 9 and making the leap to the latest and greatest? We see how the two models compare. For a full look at the new device read Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Hands-on review. Price and availability The Galaxy Note 10 was revealed at Samsung’s Unpacked event on 7…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Review: Hands-on

As you now know, there’s a plus size model of the Galaxy Note 10 so you need to choose which of Samsung’s phones to get. We’ve been hands-on with the Note 10+ and here’s our initial review. Plus phones are nothing new in the smartphone world but Samsung has never gone this far with the Galaxy Note range. Arguably, the firm has never had to considering the long standing premium phablet status of the handset. Previous models aside, the Note 10+ is the Galaxy device you go for if you…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Note 10+ Review: Which S Pen Warrior Is Best?

As the rumour mill predicted, there are two Samsung Galaxy Notes to choose from this year. Well there are actually three if you want 5G but we’ll explain that later. We spent some time with the phones ahead of Unpacked, so here we compare the Note 10 and Note 10+ to explain how the specs differ and which one you should buy. Never has the Note range offered a choice like this, so those always finding the device too big will now have something more compact available. The Note 10+ is…

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Note 10: Which Phone is Better?

Samsung has, for the first time, launched the Galaxy Note as a range. Here we’re comparing the smaller of the two – the Note 10 – with the Galaxy S10 as these are very similar to each other and you’re probably wondering which one is the better upgrade. Price & availability As you would expect, the Galaxy Note 10 is more expensive than the Galaxy S10 which launched back in February. It’s £899/$949 but you can get 100 € off a Note 10 for trading in your old phone. Pre-order the Note…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Review: Hands-on

As expected, Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 but this year there are two models to choose from. We’ve been hands-on with the smaller regular size ahead of Unpacked so here are our initial impressions. It’s no secret that the Note range has always been popular and a success – if we veer round the Note 7 – but it has always appealed to a certain type of user. Namely those wanting a bigger screen, or ‘phablet’ as they were more commonly called at first. Those wanting the S…

Oppo Reno Z Review: Style and Substance on a Budget

Following the launch of the impressive Oppo Reno 10x Zoom earlier this year, the Oppo Reno Z is here to disrupt the competitive mid-range market. Offering a gorgeous design, eye-catching colour options, a bright display and great cameras for under £300, the Reno Z is certainly worth considering. Pricing and availability The Oppo Reno Z costs a very attractive £299 in the UK, and can be bought right now from Carphone Warehouse and EE, both on contract and SIM-free. Unfortunately, Oppo doesn’t currently have any retail partners in the US…

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 vs Mi Mix 3 5G: Head-to-Head on Vodafone’s 5G Network

Vodafone’s 5G network has been switched on in a number of key locations around the country, including Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bolton, Bristol, Cardiff, Gatwick, Glasgow, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Newbury, Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton, as well as home to Tech Advisor’s office, London. You can also roam on the Vodafone 5G network in 55 European cities. But to say Vodafone 5G is available in London is a bit of a stretch, with coverage described as patchy at best. The closest 5G spot to our Euston Road office is a 10-minute walk away…

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

Xiaomi’s flagship slider phone, the Mi Mix 3, is officially on sale in the UK at £499, and is now joined by a 5G variant, available exclusively through Vodafone (find out whether it’s worth upgrading to 5G now in our head-to-head comparison). Shop around and you’ll find this incredible phone for significantly less, with eBuyer currently listing it at just £380. 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…

Best Phone Contract Deals for Students 2019: EE, O2, Vodafone, Three & More

If you’re a student or are set to become one soon, you’ll be pleased to hear that you can save money on your phone contract thanks to special student discounts. In the past, students rolled up to Uni with a pay as you go phone they bought for under £100 all in. Easy! Not anymore. If you want a smartphone (let’s be honest you’re a student, you want one) then it’s a good idea to consider a contract. It means you can get a very capable, high-end smartphone on a…