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New Smartphones Coming in 2019

If you thought smartphones couldn’t get any smarter, they soon will! The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month unveiled a wealth of upgrades, new features and advanced technology to satisfy the keenest of tech-savvy geeks. 2019 is going to be a game-changer for mobile phone technology. 5G will transform the speed of connection to the internet and enable the downloading of huge amounts of data. We’ll see the first generation of 5G-ready

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When is 5G coming?

5G, the next generation in mobile phone technology, is set to transform our lives by powering businesses, improving our homes and enabling revolutionary products such as driver-less cars. But what is 5G and how and why does it have the ability to change so much? What is 5g? The new technology will use higher frequencies than 4G resulting in more speed and higher bandwidth. 5G could even bring about the end of Wi-Fi, particularly in

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Samsung ‘Ingenius’ Ads Keep on Coming

Last week we shared an a series of adverts from Samsung throwing shade at Apple’s iPhone X. The series titled’ ingenius’. Each one pointing out what Samsung and probably you, believes is wrong with iPhone X. This time we have the multitasking, storage, notch, pen and power to think about. To be fair, these ads are funny and only give Apple more airtime. Ingenius is playing with the Apple store format, if customers want a

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Ingenius Ads from Samsung Throwing Shade

A little over a month ago, we shared an advert from Samsung throwing shade at Apple’s download speeds. The video titled’ ingenious’. We thought it was the only but it turns out there are even more. Each one pointing out what Samsung and probably you, believes is wrong with iPhone X. This time we have the camera, dongle and fast charger to think about. To be fair, these ads are funny and only give Apple

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Huawei Overtakes Apple for the First Time

Huawei has accomplished something no other smartphone manufacturer has, overtaking Apple in sales. Leading the smartphone revolution in China, surpassing Apple for the first time in the second quarter, holding second place globally without the North American market. Based on the analysis carried out by Counterpoint Research. It is also the first time where both Apple and Samsung have not taken the top two positions in the worldwide market. Huawei shipped 54.2 million phones in the

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The Most Expensive Phones to Ever Exist

The iPhone X is an expensive device starting at £999. That is how most people feel. But there is a market for high-end phones layered with extravagance. When you start adding jewels and precious materials, of course, the price will skyrocket. There aren’t as many things that people are attached to like their phones. It’s a portal to everything that goes on in our life. So its no surprise a select few would be willing

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Choose the Right Phone Case

We are attached to our smartphones until we let it slip from our grasp, to turn it over to a shattered screen. We can spend a little more to avoid damage. While smartphones are getting stronger and the new version of Gorilla Glass is to be released soon, but it is still not immune to damage. The main advantage and reason why people buy a phone case is protection. The drawbacks may not affect you

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Fortnite is Coming to Android

What is Fortnite? Drawing in more than 125 million users in less than a year and earning millions of dollar per month, Fortnite is a real cultural phenomenon. Simply put, Fortnite is an online survival shooter game. The game modes include ‘Fornite: Save the World’, a co-op survival shooter game for up to four players to fight off creatures while defending objects through building fortifications. The game modes include ‘Fornite: Save the World‘, a co-op

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Apple’s Most Beautiful Retail Stores from Around the World.

What words come to mind when you think about Apple’s retail stores? Sleek, attractive, elegant, state-of-the-art, expensive? Whether you like the tech giant or not, there is no denying they know how to present themselves with style and consistency. Apple has received many architectural awards for the craftsmanship instilled into their store designs. The features unique to Apple stores include glass staircases, glass bridges, glass cubes and steel box structures. Inside, all stores look pretty

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Apple Smartphones have the Highest Resale Value

Used iPhones hold their resale value much better than other leading smartphones, according to a phone depreciation study carried out by Decluttr. For example, the iPhone 7 lost 34% of its value after one month of use, the smallest drop from amongst flagship phones over a similar period. During its first month on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S7 lost more than half its value. Like cars, which lose value once they’re driven off from

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Android P. The Latest Beta Test Released by Google.

Google has released the final beta test for the latest Android operating system, before release sometime next month. Ready for the upcoming range of flagship smartphones. The beta release is said to have ‘final systems behaviours’ according to Android VP Dave Burke. What does Android P (9.0) have to offer? Of course, you have the standard improvements to navigation, security, speed, and the amount of control over applications. Android P is taking full advantage of

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Sony’s 48MP Camera Sensor

Apple and Samsung are leading the march of the tech giants, it’s hard to believe and even forget that once Sony had us in awe and excitement. Nearly two decades ago, they were king, with products such as The Walkman, PlayStation, Trinitron televisions etc. Developing formats to store information such as the floppy disk. There used to be pure excitement for every type of device Sony produced. But today paints a different picture. No-one is talking

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The Foldable Smartphone

The foldable smartphone which Samsung has been teasing for nearly a decade will finally release in early 2019. Reports have claimed. Mobile is the word again. Enhancing portability of devices is the next immediate big thing.  Internally, the handset is reportedly called ‘Winner’ and planned for a limited launch in the early quatre of next year. Samsung are generally considered to be the best amongst the Android platform. But sales have been tailing off in

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Gorilla Glass 6

Corning Inc has unveiled the latest version of Gorilla Glass, which they say is twice as likely to survive drops from 1 meter than its predecessor. Phones are getting bigger and come with glass on the back as well as the front, the potential for smashed devices has only gone up. While phone cases have helped, it does not make a phone immune to being shattered or facing the impact of stress, being bent, squeezed,

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Samsung Throws Shade at Apple

After the release of the Galaxy S9, it was discovered it had one advantage over the iPhone X. Faster download speeds over cellular networks. Samsung has now used this as part of their new advert. It’s not the first time they have poked fun at Apple in their commercials, and we’re pretty certain it won’t be the last time, either. In the advert, Samsung has recreated the experience found in your typical Apple Store. A

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Best Mid-Range Smartphones

The premium smartphone is not for everyone, it may have the best features you are never going to use, along with an eye-watering price tag.  The Samsung S9 and iPhone X do not fit into everyone’s price range. Choosing not to go with a premium smartphone should not be viewed as a step down in quality, because if you know what you are looking for, you will find the right phone that will match your

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Rise of Chinese Smartphones

There used to be dozens of phone makers. Europeans will remember Bosch and Sendo, while Americans may hold back a tear thinking of Palm Pilots. Meanwhile, the Japanese market was a world apart – dominated by Fuji, Panasonic, Sanyo and others. Then it all got a bit boring. Thank the Chinese manufacturers for making it interesting again. The business got expensive and consumers aspired to a small number of premium brands. For years there was Nokia,

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Thinking of buying a Second-Hand Phone?

It’s a second-hand phone, not a second class product. Manufacturers would have you convinced that the only way you can buy a phone with the features you want is to buy a new, up-to-date and expensive device. That you don’t have any other choice if you want the latest camera or emojis. Even while the tech giants dominate, the used phone market has only grown under its shadow. Not long ago it felt like your

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Where now for Apple?

The very name ‘Apple’ conjures up images of exquisitely designed products, state of the art technology and a deeply satisfying experience for the user. But how has the company fared since the death of its founder, Steve Jobs, in 2011? Is it too big to fail? And will Apple continue to be one of the most successful global companies in terms of earnings and profit? We’ll take a look at how CEO Tim Cook has

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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 will reportedly cost nearly 1,000 euros

We’re only days away from the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S9, but what might be the most important detail about the upcoming smartphone might have just leaked out: the price, which apparently will start at €841 for the S9 and a whopping €997 for the larger S9 Plus, courtesy of reliable leaker Evan Blass. That works out to approximately $1,038 for the S9 and a massive $1,229 for the S9 Plus, putting both phones

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