Google Pixel 3a VS 3a XL: What’s the Difference?

Google Pixel 3a vs Google Pixel 3a XL full review It’s rare to find two brand-new phones so closely aligned in specification, yet so distant in price. While the Pixel 3a will cost just £399/US$399 when it goes on sale tomorrow, the Pixel 3a XL costs an extra £70/$80 for, well, not a lot extra. Both Pixels feature the same core hardware, and the exact same software. The 12.2Mp primary camera, a key selling point for Pixel 3a, is also a constant across the range. So what is the difference?…

Pixel 3a XL vs Pixel 3 XL:

As you probably know, the XL version of the Pixel 3 is the same as the regular one, save for its screen size. It’s the same with the new Pixel 3a and 3a XL: they differ in only their size but have the same set of features. Oddly, where the Pixel 3a has a larger screen than the 3, the Pixel 3a XL has a smaller display than the older phone. This means there’s only a 0.4in (10mm) difference between the 3a and 3a XL. Another oddity is that the…

Google Pixel 3a Review: Hands-on

As expected via the usual onslaught of internet leaks, Google has announced some new mid-range smartphones. The firm’s own-brand Android range is now more affordable thanks to the addition of the Pixel 3a and we’ve taken a look so here are our initial thoughts. Google announced the Pixel 3a – along with the 3a XL and Google Nest Hub Max – at its I/O event in California. It’s primarily a developer conference but it sometimes used to introduce new hardware too. In the UK we don’t normally get any details…

Google Pixel 3a XL Review: Hands-on

Google has announced a pair of mid-range smartphones to bring its excellent premium features to those with less money to spend. The Pixel 3a XL is the larger of the two and we’ve been hands-on with the phone. The Pixel 3a phones were announced at Google’s I/O developer conference alongside the Google Next Hub Max. Price The main reason Google has launched these phones it to appeal to those who can’t afford the flagship Pixel 3 phones. To this end, the Pixel 3a is £399/$399 and this XL model is…

Honor 20 Lite Review: Triple Cameras on a Budget

The Honor 20 itself and the rumoured Pro version won’t appear until the end of May, so the new Lite version can have its fifteen minutes of fame before the main launch. Highlights include the triple rear cameras, a big screen with tiny bezels and a whopping 32Mp selfie camera. Most of today’s important boxes are ticked, then, but does the rest of the 20 Lite’s spec sheet offer enough to persuade you to part with your money? Price & availability In the UK the Honor 20 Lite is available…

Xiaomi Mi 8 Review – Tech Advisor

Xiaomi announced the Mi 8 in May 2018, alongside the Mi 8 SE and Explorer. At first available only in China, when Xiaomi officially launched in the UK in November it also announced the cheaper Mi 8 Lite (reviewed) and Mi 8 Pro (reviewed). The Mi 8 has in February 2019 been superceded by the Mi 9, which now retails at £499. As such Xiaomi has reduced the Mi 8 to £399 in the UK. Mi 8 remains an incredible-value smartphone, especially where you can find it on offer, but we can’t…

Best Battery Cases for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

While Apple improved the iPhone 7’s battery life, you can expect it to fade quickly through the day if you’re anything like the average iPhone power user. You need to boost that battery at least once during the day, and you’re likely not to be close to a power outlet when you need to recharge. There are plenty of portable power banks available – see our round up of the best power banks – but with most of these you need to lug around not just the extra battery but…

The Best Samsung Galaxy S10 Screen Protectors – in UK & US

The Galaxy S10 comes with a gorgeous 6.1in Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display, while the S10 Plus follows with a larger 6.3in display. Both feature a 93-percent screen-to-body ratio which means it’s a lot of glass to protect.  (You can see the best S10 deals on now – the 512GB version also comes with a free pair of Galaxy Buds wireless earphones). What’s different about the S10 and S10 Plus is the in-screen fingerprint sensor which uses ultrasonic waves to scan your finger. This sets the S10 apart from other phones…

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Review: Hands-on

Going by the name, there’s one thing that Oppo wants you to focus on with the new Reno 10x Zoom. Fellow Chinese rival Huawei might have beaten Oppo to the punch with the P30 Pro – which packs the same 10x hybrid zoom – but Oppo was technically the first to show the tech off when it demoed it at MWC 2019. Throw in the new ‘pivot rising’ selfie camera, Snapdragon 855 processor, and amped up VOOC 3.0 fast charging and the Reno 10x Zoom looks like a pretty compelling…

Oppo Reno Review: Hands-on – Tech Advisor

We thought we’d seen it all when it came to selfie cameras: notches, punch-holes, sliders, pop-ups, and even the Vivo Apex concept phone with no selfie camera at all. Then comes along the Oppo Reno with something new after all: a ‘pivot rising camera’ that slides out of the phone body at an angle. Oppo has launched the Reno alongside a more premium 10x Zoom and an accompanying 5G model, but if you want the pivoting pop-up without breaking the bank, the regular Reno is where it’s at. Price and…