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Sony Xperia XZ Premium Review

I’ve always had a soft spot for Sony. My first TV as a boy was a hand-me-down Trinitron CRT (like this) of indeterminate age from my grandparents. It had twisty knobs to tune in and was old enough that the channel buttons were marked BBC 1 through 8. It got me through an unhealthy amount […]

Get borderless with the Sony Xperia XA1 & Xperia XA1 Ultra – Review

DISCLAIMER: The Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra shown and commented on is a pre-production model.  The hardware, software and performance are subject to change prior to release. First Impressions When you first look at both the Sony Xperia XA1 and the larger XA1 Ultra, you will immediately notice Sony has done a good job designing these […]

Moto G5 Review

It seems like a very long time since I reviewed the original Moto G. In truth, it was only 3 and a half years ago, but a lot has changed since then. In the mobile industry, this is a very long time indeed. Conceived during Google’s tenure over the Motorola brand, the first G became a […]

Kodak Ektra Review

When you hear the name Kodak you think of cameras and images. It is a name synonymous with such and rightly so, they have a rich heritage. Reports estimate the amount of pictures taken on smart devices every year now vastly outweigh those from dedicated cameras. The Kodak Ektra is a smartphone that builds on the […]

Sony Xperia Ear Review

Wireless earbuds. So apparently they’re back in fashion. Apple announces the Airpods and everyone follows suit? Well not quite. Although for those making wireless audio units, the bump in interest can’t be a bad thing! Bluetooth headsets never really went away. They may not be as popular as they were 5-10 years ago, when every […]

Wileyfox Swift 2 & 2+ Review

Bursting onto the scene late last year, newcomers Wileyfox certainly caused a stir. As their interestingly chosen moniker suggested, Wileyfox had a desire to intrigue and disrupt. Of their two initial offerings, it was the budget-conscious Swift which piqued the interest of critic and customer alike. Priced at just £129 the Swift, at the time, […]

DTEK60 By BlackBerry Review

Just a few months ago BlackBerry launched the DTEK50. This is a solid mid range smartphone that offers excellent hardware and performance for the price.  In my mind the DTEK50 was discussed more because it was produced by TCL, rather than on its own merits. This was a departure for BlackBerry who traditionally manufacture their own […]

Moto Z Review

In the last few years, Moto have developed some excellent devices, although their market share has been fairly muted. Moto flagships have offered unique and innovative features, yet in the wider scheme of things, consumers haven’t flocked to them as readily as other phones. The Moto Z might change that. Continuing a tradition of hardware […]

Honor 8 Review

In the space of a few short years, Honor has gone from being a completely unknown brand, to producing some of the most interesting and disruptive mid range Android devices. For those in the know that’s no surprise. Hiding behind the marketing materials is a giant of telecoms. Honor is a division of Chinese manufacturer […]

Sony Xperia XZ Review

I can’t fault it, but would I buy it? DISCLAIMER: The Xperia XZ shown and commented on is a pre-production model.  The hardware, software and performance is subject to change prior to release. OK so this was a little unexpected. After re-branding their main smartphone series to ‘X’ earlier this year, we thought we’d seen all Sony had […]

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