Moto G6 Review: An Even Better Bargain

It’s been a long time coming, with an interlude for the G5S arriving last year, but the Motorola Moto G6 is finally here. We’ve went all the way to Sao Paolo, Brazil, to see it launch and now we’ve spent enough time with it to bring you a full and in-depth review. Not to be confused with the LG G6, this is the Moto G6, the latest generation of Mororola’s affordable phones. Now owned by Lenovo, the new G6 might not be a budget phone any longer but the handset can…

Huawei P20 Lite Review: Premium Looks for Half the Price

The P20 Lite is the cheapest member of the P20 range, joined by the P20 and the P20 Pro. Its screen-to-body ratio is an impressive 80 percent, it has a facial recognition feature and we particularly like its simple design. Sure it has a notch, but what smartphone doesn’t nowadays? Price and availability The Huawei P20 Lite was released in March 2018 at just £329. This makes it a quite competitive mid-range phone, as it is even £20 cheaper than the Motorola Moto X4 or the HTC U11 Life, and it’s…

Realme 3 Pro review: Watch out, Xiaomi

After launching in India and China, Oppo’s budget smartphone brand Realme is finally coming to Europe with the Realme 3 Pro, a mid-range device that offers very good value for money. Realme wants to compete with Huawei and Xiaomi, and with this phone it is on the right track. The Realme 3 Pro has an attractive design, is powerful for its price, has decent cameras, and costs less than £175. Although it has some shortcomings (lack of USB-C input, for example), it also has very favourable points such as a…

Nokia 4.2 review: Frustratingly average

Since being usurped in popularity by the likes of Apple and Samsung in the era of the smartphone, Nokia has understandably turned its attention to budget handsets. The most expensive of the four low-cost handsets it announced at MWC 2019, the 4.2 aims to provide a premium build and near-stock Android experience for an affordable price. The phone provides a solid yet unspectacular experience, with a few premium features offset by some slightly irritating design implementations. It’s a more than usable handset that most people will be happy with, but…

Meizu 16s review: Incredible value

Meizu is a Chinese smartphone maker less familiar to western audiences than OnePlus, Huawei and Xiaomi. Even Oppo has broken through into the market to give people a wide choice of high-end Android handsets as former heavyweights Sony, HTC and LG struggle. While you will have to import one, the Meizu 16s is a really good smartphone. It has no notch, blazingly fast performance and a quirkiness about it that I ended up quite liking. But it certainly won’t be to everyone’s tastes given just how unusual the Android skin…

EE 5G review: How fast is 5G in the UK?

5G has been buzzing about for a while – as much as a buzzword can buzz, in fact. It’s the next numerical step after 4G but does it really improve smartphone use for the average person? While it’s not quite as simple as being faster (we’ll get to that) 5G has officially launched as a consumer product in the UK. BT-owned EE got there first, and lent me a OnePlus 7 Pro 5G device with unlimited data to test out. The basic line here is 5G is very fast but…

Vodafone Smart V10 review – Tech Advisor

Despite being locked to its network, Vodafone’s smartphones are notable for undercutting the price of many rivals. The Smart V10 is one of the cheapest smartphones you can buy with the latest version of Android, and for its meagre price tag you get a fully fledged experience which warrants a higher price. While no feature in particular stands out, Vodafone has prioritised the everyday use of the phone, and made compromises in areas the average consumer will rarely notice. Phone enthusiasts may become frustrated by its limitations, but for many people the Smart V10…

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Review: Unbeatable Budget Android with 48Mp Camera

Following a Chinese launch in January the Redmi Note 7 officially went on sale in the UK on 7 May, charging straight into the top spot in both our UK and Chinese budget phone charts, knocking the Mi A2 Lite off its perch. It’s the first phone from newly spun-off Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi, and as such it marks a huge departure from Redmi as you know it. Headlining is a 48Mp dual-lens camera, and Redmi Note 7 was actually the first Xiaomi phone to pack such a high megapixel count…

Honor 20 Review: Flagship Performance for 1/2 Price

The Honor 20 is the successor to the Honor 10, which we called “the best mid-range phone”, and sits in the middle of a range of three phones, the first time we’ve seen this strategy from Honor. We’ve already reviewed the Honor 20 Lite and the yet-to-be-released Honor 20 Pro, but in the midst of all this has been the spat between the US and Huawei, Honor’s parent company. This means there’s an elephant in the room which we need to deal with before talking about the Honor 20 itself.…

Xiaomi Mi 9T Review: Hands-on

A rebadged Redmi K20 Pro, the Mi 9T joins the Mi 9 and Mi 9 SE family and is now official in Spain, France and Italy. Mi 9T arguably has a more balanced specification than any other Xiaomi phone, bringing together the best of both Redmi and Mi phone lines. Xiaomi Mi 9T Price & Availability Not officially announced in the UK just yet, in Europe the Mi 9T starts at €329 for the entry option, which has 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. A 128GB version will cost…