Iphone Reviews

iPhone XR vs iPhone 8 Plus: What is the Difference?

iPhone XR vs iPhone 8 Plus The iPhone XR is Apple’s cheaper (but not cheap) version of the iPhone XS. The year-older iPhone 8 Plus starts from £50/$50 cheaper. They look pretty different, but how much of these phones is actually the same? And is there a clear winner when it comes to which you should think of spending your money on? We compare the iPhone XR to the iPhone 8 Plus to see which one is better suited to…

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Best Sony Xperia Phone 2018

Sony is a veteran of the smartphone era. Its devices have been at the top of our best smartphone lists for years, but recently even we have been a tad disheartened at the company’s lack of design progression.  Xperia phones can boast the latest processors and decent cameras, and the Xperia XZ1 was the first non-Google phone to run Android Oreo out of the box. And hey, it might have big bezels but at least those bezels have stereo front…

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Samsung cuts £100 off Galaxy S9 and £110 off Galaxy S8

Samsung currently has up to £110 off its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S8 phones and up to another £200 off when you trade in your old qualifying phone. The models on offer are available with single or dual SIM compatibility and have 64GB internal storage. These offers are on for two weeks or until stocks last. See all Samsung deals on the S9 and S8 here.  Galaxy S8/S8 Plus discounts Galaxy S9 discounts The S9 featured in our round up of the best…

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iPhone 7 vs iPhone XR

The iPhone XR is one of three new models released by Apple for 2018-2019. It arrives alongside the iPhone XS and XS Max, but while the XR doesn’t quite match the specifications of its exalted brethren, this is offset by a cheaper cost. Apple also kept the iPhone 7 in its lineup, giving the older model a price cut to make it more tempting for potential buyers. But which is the better option if you want to save money on a…

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How to remove a password from a PDF file

PDF files are very common and you’re almost certainly going to come across one that is password protected at some point. It will also obviously be right at the moment when you really need the information inside, and you will be in a panic as to how to get to it. We’re going to show you a couple of different ways to open PDF files for free. Take a look at our best tips and tricks for Windows 10. How…

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iPhone XR vs iPhone XS Max: Which iPhone Should I Buy?

iPhone XR vs iPhone XS Max The entire 2018 line-up of iPhones is some form of ‘X’ model so they all have the design introduced last year. There’s a large price gap between the cheapest and most expensive models so we’ve compared the iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max in detail. iPhone XR vs iPhone XS Max: Price and Availability All of the 2018 iPhones are available to pre-order now from Apple and ship from 21 September. Check out the best contract prices here…

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OnePlus and Google launch a mobile puzzle experience named Crackables

The collaboration between OnePlus and Google is a mobile-only experience that will put users head-to-head around the world. There will be a series of puzzles you’ll have to solve as quickly as possible in order to advance to the next round. Crackables goes live today (18 September) at 1 pm BST (8 am EST). You can only access it on your mobile device by going to this page. There will be two rounds focusing on software and hardware respectively, with…

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iPhone XS Max vs iPhone X

Apple’s unveiled three new iPhones for 2018-2019. The iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR. If you already own an iPhone X then you might be considering updating to an iPhone XS Max in order to get the larger screen. Would the upgrade be worthwhile or should you wait until next year to see what Apple has up its sleeve? Is this is just an S update or is it more than that? iPhone XS Max vs…

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iPhone 8 vs iPhone XS: Should I upgrade?

iPhone 8 vs iPhone XS The iPhone 8 is now the old generation of Apple smartphone, but should you upgrade to the new iPhone XS? Here we compare old and new models across price, design and specs to point out differences and help you decide. If you’re confused about where the iPhone 8S or iPhone 9 are, they never existed. Following the launch of the iPhone X last year for the 10th-anniversary of the phone, Apple’s 2018 line-up is all…

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How to get Portrait Mode on any iPhone: Get iPhone 8 Portrait Mode

You’ve probably heard about Portrait Mode – or at least seen photos taken with it. Portrait Mode is what makes it possible for your friends who have an iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, (and when they arrive iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max) to take photos of poeple with a blurry background. Portrait Mode may also be referred to as the bokeh effect – which is a photography trick used to change the appearance of a picture. The name derives from…

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iPhone XS vs Samsung Galaxy S9

Assuming that you have no affiliation one way or the other with iOS or Android then choosing between the iPhone XS and Galaxy S9 isn’t easy. Even if you are a long-term iPhone or Android user, moving to the other operating system isn’t impossible but it does require effort. Here, then, we’ll compare the iPhone XS and the Galaxy S9 mainly on their hardware specs and features, as well as the all-important price.  The iPhone XS – pronounced Ten S –…

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iPhone XS vs iPhone XR: What is the Difference?

The iPhone XS and XR launched at the same time in September 2018. While the XR is the more colourful option, the two are hard to tell apart on first glance. Here we explore why there’s a £250/$250 price difference between the two phones to see which you should buy. iPhone XS vs iPhone XR: Price and availability The iPhone XS is available to pre-order now from Apple and will ship from 21 September. It costs from £999/$999 for the 64GB…

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How to Watch Samsung Galaxy X Launch Live Stream

On 11 October Samsung is live-streaming a special event for a new phone that it says offers 4x fun, and we think this could be the Galaxy X. We’ll be embedding the stream at the top of this page, or you can watch live via Samsung’s site. Though Samsung has not officially confirmed which phone it will announce, our money is on the Samsung Galaxy X. This is the highly anticipated foldable-screen phone, which has been recently tipped to arrive…

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Best iPhone Xs Max Deals: Contracts & SIM-Free

Apple’s three new iPhones include its biggest and best yet, the iPhone XS Max. The downside is that it’s also the most expensive iPhone ever. Here, we bring you the best iPhone XS Max deals available, whether you want to buy it outright or on contract. The iPhone XS Max has a 6.5in display paired with a powerful A12 Bionic chip. It’s IP68 water resistant, has an improved camera, and is available in a new Gold colour option in addition…

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The Products That Didn’t Survive Apple’s September 12 Event

Every time Apple announces new hardware some of its older products have to move out of the way to make space for its new babies. The September 12 2018 event was no different. We outline the Apple devices that didn’t make the cut. iPhone X The iPhone X was announced in September 2017 with a completely refreshed screen-centric design to celebrate the iPhone’s 10th birthday. Now at the grand old age of 11 it doesn’t need you pointing out the new…

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iPhone 7 Review: Now the Cheapest iPhone

Apple announced the iPhone 7 on 7 September 2016, alongside the larger iPhone 7 Plus (reviewed here). The new iPhone handsets feature better cameras, new, super-speedy processors, two new colour options and improved water resistance. If you’re debating whether or not to buy an iPhone 7, our review is here to help. We test and rate the iPhone 7’s design and build quality, features, tech specs, speed, camera capabilities and value for money. And we’d like to give a special mention to Mobile Fun for…

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What is an eSIM? – Macworld UK

With the launch of the iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple has brought the option of a dual-SIM phone to millions of iOS fans for the first time. In China, you’ll be able to buy a true dual-SIM iPhone which will accept a micro SIM on each side of the SIM tray. However, the rest of the world will get an iPhone with an eSIM in addition to the single-SIM tray slot. But what is an eSIM and is it…

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iPhone 8 Plus Review: A Boring but Sensible Upgrade

Apple unveiled the exciting but extremely expensive iPhone X, but before it got to that the company also revealed 2017’s more prosaic smartphone update: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. In our iPhone 8 Plus review we weigh up the design, features, specs and pricing of Apple’s new phablet to help you decide if it’s the best phone for you. We also put it through our rigorous battery of benchmark tests, covering processing speed, graphics and battery charging. Price & availability…

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iPhone XS vs iPhone X: What is the Difference?

The iPhone XS is Apple’s follow up to the drastically different iPhone X. As the name suggests, this time is more of an evolution than revolution. The XS bears a similar notched design but with new internal upgrades that make it technically better than but quite similar to the older iPhone X. This is not as big a jump in tech as the iPhone X was last year. But with a faster processor and, Apple says, better battery life, is…

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iPhone XR Release Date, Price & Specs

Apple used its September 2018 event to announce a few new iPhones: not just the new high-end iPhone XS and XS Max, but also a cheaper option for people who don’t have a spare grand: the iPhone XR. Of course, it may be cheaper, but it’s still an iPhone, so this is no slouch. You get the notched design of last year’s iPhone X, together with the new A12 Bionic processor, an updated single lens camera, and a choice of six…

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