The 1950s Guide to Proper Telephone Etiquette

Phone calls here in 2018 seem to be more and more rare, especially with younger people. But most folks still know basic phone etiquette, like saying “hello” when you answer the phone, and not hanging up without some kind of goodbye. But in case you’ve forgotten, here’s a helpful guide from 1950 that was produced by a phone company—complete with some silly retro advice. Read More >>

Sony’s 4K Xperia XZ2 is Coming to the UK on 31st August

Back in April Sony announced the Xperia XZ2 Premium, but revealed that it had "no plans" to bring the phone to the UK. For reasons that were never actually divulged, and probably wouldn't make sense if they were. Now that's changing, and Sony has announced the phone will be coming here on 31st August. Read More >>

The OnePlus 6T Will Apparently Arrive in October

It doesn't feel like it's been that long since the OnePlus 6 arrived on the scene, but it's apparently time to start thinking about the impending launch of the OnePlus 6T. The latest report claims that the company's mid-cycle follow-up is set to arrive sometime in October. Read More >>

Leaker Reckons HTC Will Stop Making its Own Phones

The past few years haven't been so great for HTC's phone-making division. The company has slowly been fading from the spotlight because people seem to have stopped buying its devices, not the mention the increased competition from companies that have been rising up the popularity league tables. So when you hear speculation that the company will stop making its own phones, it doesn't sound like the most unlikely thing in the world. Read More >>

The Samsung Note 9 Shows How Important Smartphone Cooling Has Become

Recently, sentiment has been growing that smartphones aren’t as exciting as they used to be, and to a certain extent, that’s true. Smartphones have been getting faster, their cameras have gotten sharper, and their displays have gotten bigger, but at the same time, they are more or less the same rectangular pocket computers we’ve been using for the last four or five years. Read More >>

Samsung Says Galaxy S10 Won’t Have 5G, Multiple Folding Phones on the Way

As we shuffle closer to the launch of 5G networks, more and more phone companies have been declaring their intention to get compatible devices to market. Lenovo claims it will be the first, Lenovo-owned Motorola will have a 5G mod for the Z3, the OnePlus 7 might be 5G-capable, and Huawei has confirmed there's something up its sleeve. Now Samsung has revealed some details about its 5G plans, or rather, which phone definitely won't come with support. Read More >>

Samsung’s Got Some New Apple-Bashing Ads, This Time Involving the Galaxy Note 9

Recently Samsung released a bunch of adverts going after the iPhone, featuring a fairly dimwitted-seeming Apple Store employee tackling customers that seen surprisingly knowledgeable about Samsung phones - despite shopping in an Apple store. Now there are two more, and they bring the newly-launched Galaxy Note 9 into the equation. Read More >>

Finally, a Perfect Phone for Small Hands

Whether it’s because you’ve got small hands, prefer a more pocketable device, or simply don’t care about having a giant display, when it comes to truly small phones, there just aren’t a lot of options. Your choices are essentially the iPhone SE, the standard Pixel 2, and this: the Xperia XZ2 Compact. However, with Apple not having bothered to update the SE in more than two years, and the Pixel 2 having been cursed with a half-assed design that makes it seem like the neglected member of Google’s 2017 offerings, even those handsets have issues. I know small phones aren’t super popular, but it’s almost comical at how little effort companies put into making modestly-sized devices with competent specs. Read More >>

London City Airport is Giving Away Free Light Phones, Because Apparently Smartphones are Bad Now

People and their relationship to tech is weird. After the initial thrill of new announcements die down, large groups of people suddenly decide that (relatively) new gadgets are actually a bad thing. You know the type, the ones who will proudly and smugly boast about how they won't play games, read an ebook, or watch television for a bunch of stupid reasons that don't really make any sense. Recently people have started laying into smartphones, because some people reckon they're "addictive", and that seems to be why London City Airport is giving out Light Phones to travellers. Read More >>

How to Buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in the UK

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is finally official, having just been announced at the galaxy Unpacked Event in New York. If you were watching the livestream, or read our coverage, and thought "hey this phone looks great!" you're probably wondering how you can get your hands on it. The good news is I have the information you seek. Read More >>

Everything You Need to Know About the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Today is the day Samsung gets to confirm all the rumours and leaks, showing us the Galaxy Note 9 at the Galaxy Unpacked Event. The company has just unveiled the phone on stage in New York, and here's everything you need to know about "the world's most powerful mobile device" Read More >>

The Nokia 8110 ‘Matrix Phone’ Arrives in the UK Next Week, Pre-orders Open Now

The relaunched Nokia 3310 obviously did really weel, because Nokia took to MWC to announce that it would be relaunching another classic phone this year. The new 8110, also known as the 'Matrix Phone' and 'Banana Phone' was supposed to arrive in May, but for some reason it's taken a bit longer. If you desperately want a feature phone with a sliding keyboard cover, you'll be happy to know that it's now available to pe-order ready for a 15th August release. Read More >>

How to Watch Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 Launch Event This Afternoon

Today is the day we finally get to see the Galaxy Note 9. Officially, anyway, because all the details have already leaked three or four times over. The company has already confirmed the Galaxy S9 range suffered from lacklustre sales, so there's a lot riding on the Note 9 to try and dazzle people. Even though everything points to us getting something very similar to the S9+. Read More >>

EU Regulators are Going After Phone Companies With Non-Standard Chargers Again

In 2009 EU rules changed to reduce electronic waste, and had phone companies sign on to agree to adopt a new standard. Basically they couldn't use a different charger for every phone they produced, and had to use microUSB. Now the EU is coming back to this, and seems to have non-adopters in its sights. Which basically means Apple. Read More >>

The Latest Galaxy Note 9 Leak Actually Includes UK Pricing Information

30 hours is how long you'll have to wait for the Galaxy Note 9 to be officially announced by Samsung, and as is the case with these things the last few missing details are starting to trickle out. The latest leak finally includes some ricing information for the phone, with figures for the UK. Read More >>