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…

The Best Tech For College & University 2019: Top Back-to-School Gadgets

It may seem old-fashioned, and there will no doubt be printers available at your university, but it often comes in handy to have a printer at home for late-night assignments that need printing before the morning, or those concert tickets you almost forgot. It may work out cheaper to buy a budget printer than to pay for each sheet of paper all year at university, unless your university gives you free printing. The HP Officejet 3831 is inexpensive for the upfront purchase and the ink, and if you just want…

Asus ROG Phone vs ROG Phone 2: Should You Upgrade?

It wasn’t that long ago that gaming phones basically didn’t exist. Phones played games, but they weren’t designed for it primarily. The Asus ROG Phone was one of the first devices to really challenge that assumption, and the ROG Phone 2 looks to build on its predecessor in just about every way. The upcoming device boasts a similar design, but with a monster battery, brand-new processor, and world-first 120Hz AMOLED display it’s a step-up in just about every other respect. Here’s how the two phones compare from what we’ve seen…

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G review: Outstanding but 5G isn’t worth it yet

Samsung just couldn’t afford to miss out on 2019’s raft of Android smartphones with ‘5G’ at the end of its already convoluted S10 product names. Meet the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Unlike the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G and Oppo Reno 5G that are physically identical to their 4G versions, the S10 5G is a different phone altogether. It has a larger screen, bigger battery and an extra camera in comparison to the S10 Plus. Does that mean it’s worth the asking price of over a grand or a high-cost contract…

Red Magic 3 Review: A Magical Experience

Following the success of the mid-range Red Magic Mars earlier in 2018, the Red Magic 3 looks to take on Razer and Asus for the title of best gaming smartphone – and with impressive gaming-focused features like a 90Hz display and touch-sensitive trigger buttons alongside a budget-friendly price tag, it’s certainly a strong contender. We’ve spent some time gaming on the Red Magic 3, and here’s what we think. Pricing and availability The Red Magic 3 is one of the more budget-friendly gaming-focused smartphones on the market, especially with premium…

Xiaomi Mi A3 Review: Hands-on

Last year’s Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite proved immensely popular with Tech Advisor readers. The Mi A3 is an exciting update to the line that introduces a brand-new design and several interesting features in the mid-range space. Mi A3 was announced in Spain on 17 July, and we were able to gain some hands-on time with the new phone following the event. In Spain it is now available to pre-order direct from Xiaomi, and will go on sale on 24 July at €249 with 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage,…

Samsung Galaxy A8 Review: Flagship Design & Features at a Lower Price

There weren’t many interesting new smartphones at CES 2018 but Samsung has got a pocket rocket in the form of the Galaxy A8. We’ve taken a look at what can be described as a better late than never Galaxy S8 mini. Here’s our in-depth Galaxy A8 review. The Galaxy A range of devices has come a long way in a relatively short space of time and now effectively offers a cheaper and slightly lower spec version of the flagship S range, while keeping some of the key features and design traits. Galaxy…

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…