Damien McFerran – KnowYourMobile

Damien McFerran

Damien McFerran

News & Guides Writer – Games & Android

Damien is a Nintendo geek. He can found writing about all kinds of tech at a range of tech publications. He specialises in Android coverage, so phones and tablets, but is also an expert on all things Nintendo. He also founded Nintendo Life, one of the internet’s best Nintendo blogs


Latest Posts By Damien McFerran

  • iPhone XR Review: Still Worth Buying In 2022? Let’s Investigate…

    iPhone XR Review: Still Worth Buying In 2022? Let’s Investigate…

    The iPhone XR is Apple’s Best-Selling iPhone. And With Good Reason Too. But Is All As It Seems? Or Are You Better Off With A Newer Model? The iPhone XR is one of Apple’s most popular iPhone releases of all time. Between the years 2018 and 2019 it was the best selling iPhone by a…


  • The 6 Best Android Phones You Can Buy in 2023

    The 6 Best Android Phones You Can Buy in 2023

    From ultra-flagships to mid-range phones with killer specs and great price tags, there are the best Android phones you can buy right now…  PHONE IMAGE BEST DEAL Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra VIEW LATEST DEALS OnePlus 9 Pro VIEW LATEST DEALS Google Pixel 5 VIEW LATEST DEALS Xiaomi Mi 11 VIEW LATEST DEALS Samsung Galaxy Z…


  • Best iPhone XR Cases: The #1 Definitive Guide (All Styles & Budgets)

    Best iPhone XR Cases: The #1 Definitive Guide (All Styles & Budgets)

    When it comes to finding the best iPhone XR cases, you HAVE to know where to look – simply trawling Amazon, just won’t do… Our #1 Picks For The Top iPhone XR Cases #1 – MOUS Limitless 2.0 If you want a sleek, stylish case for your iPhone XR that not only looks good but also…


  • iPhone 11 Pro Max Review: Still Worth A Buy In 2021?

    iPhone 11 Pro Max Review: Still Worth A Buy In 2021?

    The iPhone 11 Pro Max might not look that much different to the iPhone XS Max, but it is – in quite a few, significant ways. But is it still worth a buy in 2021? Let’s investigate… VERDICT [letsreview] TL;DR Verdict: This year’s iPhones might not be all that exciting if you’re not interested in…


  • A “Portless” iPhone WILL Happen – It’s Just A Matter of Time…

    A “Portless” iPhone WILL Happen – It’s Just A Matter of Time…

    If you were hoping for a USB-C iPhone this year, I hate to tell you it’s probably not going to happen – it looks like Apple’s vision of the future revolves around a portless iPhone, not one with USB Type C… It seems Apple will continue to use the Lightning Port on the upcoming iPhone…


  • Google Stadia Latest News & Everything You Need To Know

    Google Stadia Latest News & Everything You Need To Know

    Google Stadia is Google’s cloud-based gaming platform. Launched in 2019, Google Stadia has grown in popularity during the last 12 months. This guide lists all the latest Google Stadia news and a complete guide (below the news) for new, potential users… Latest Google Stadia News… Oct 7 – Google Stadia Will Now Run on Mobile…


  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Review: Still Worth Buying In 2020?

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Review: Still Worth Buying In 2020?

    The Samsung Galaxy S10 plus was released in 2019. Now almost a couple of years old, the phone is still a very compelling handset – it has 5G, it has a beautiful OLED display, and a kick-ass camera that can still hold its own in 2020… Should You Buy The Galaxy S10 Plus In 2020?…


  • Apple’s Terrible Butterfly Keyboard: A Personal Journey

    Apple’s Terrible Butterfly Keyboard: A Personal Journey

    AKA: “I’m never buying another MacBook again” Apple is a company that prides itself on quality. Its products are sold at a premium when compared to similarly-specced devices on the market because the Apple brand is seen – quite rightly, you could argue – as a higher level of product. The company uses premium materials…


  • Forget The iPhone 12! Apple’s iPhone 13 Camera Just LEAKED…

    Forget The iPhone 12! Apple’s iPhone 13 Camera Just LEAKED…

    Apple’s got some MASSIVE updates for the iPhone 13’s camera…  Long gone are the days when you had to wait until an official release to find out about new products. Now, the internet lets you know everything beforehand – even when it comes to Apple products. Sometimes, even over a year in advance. This is…


  • CONFIRMED: iPhone SE 2020 is FASTER Than Galaxy S20 Ultra

    CONFIRMED: iPhone SE 2020 is FASTER Than Galaxy S20 Ultra

    Let’s face it: Apple’s second-generation iPhone SE (AKA the iPhone SE 2020) isn’t pretty. It looks like an older smartphone, by today’s standards. However, there’s more to this smartphone than meets the eye. Even if it looks like your grandparents’ smartphone, on the inside it’s powerful enough to outspeed even one of Samsung’s most powerful…


  • iPhone SE (2020) Review: It’s Cheap(ish) – But Does It Deliver?

    iPhone SE (2020) Review: It’s Cheap(ish) – But Does It Deliver?

    Apple’s iPhone SE (2020) is the cheapest iPhone Apple has ever released. But is it any good? Read the full review to find out… Quick Overview (TL;DR):  Pros: Stunning value, Powerful chipset, Pocket-friendly size Cons: Massive bezels, Only on camera Verdict: If you’re looking for a pocket-friendly budget phone with an insanely powerful SoC, then…


  • The Death of The Headphone Jack (On Android) – Is It That Bad?

    The Death of The Headphone Jack (On Android) – Is It That Bad?

    Apple made waves back in 2016 when it completely ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack on its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models; the company had decided that the time for wired connections had finally passed and that a tangle-free future was to be enjoyed by all. Predictably, there were cries of dissent from within…


  • The Pixel Stand #1 Problem Proves Google Is More Apple Than Android

    The Pixel Stand #1 Problem Proves Google Is More Apple Than Android

    The Pixel line of smartphones is Google’s attempt to create a line of devices which can take down the Apple iPhone. While the hardware is still made by third-parties, Google has more control and influence over the design and specs, and loads the phones up with ‘pure’ Android. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL…


  • Mujjo Interview: Chasing The Perfect Phone Case Design…

    Mujjo Interview: Chasing The Perfect Phone Case Design…

    What’s the first thing you do when you buy a new smartphone? For many, it will be sitting down and really getting to grips with its features and functions, while others will excitedly wave it around so all of their friends and family know they’ve made a costly new investment. However, if you’re anything like…


  • Mophie Powerstation PD Review: Fast Charge on The Move…

    Mophie Powerstation PD Review: Fast Charge on The Move…

    Most phones have fast charging support these days, which is great for those days when you’re short on time and low on battery life. A quick 15 minutes on the wall charger is often enough to get you through a huge chunk of the day, and until manufacturers find a way of making smartphone batteries…


  • SMOS CP1 Pro: Is This The Best Mobile Game Pad EVER?

    SMOS CP1 Pro: Is This The Best Mobile Game Pad EVER?

    Smartphone gaming might not have the best reputation with ‘traditional’ console players, but the quality bar has definitely risen over recent years. Now, people who play on their phones are getting console-quality experiences such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite, while other companies are creating exclusive titles purely for smartphone users – like Alien: Blackout –…


  • Fortnite Update For iOS, Android Adds Controller Support!

    Fortnite Update For iOS, Android Adds Controller Support!

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ll have heard of a game called Fortnite. It’s the only thing the kids are playing these days, with its infectiously addictive brand of ‘Battle Royale’ online gameplay proving to be a real hit with millions all over the globe. It has started…


  • 7 Super-Useful Nintendo Switch Hidden Features (Inc. DARK MODE)

    7 Super-Useful Nintendo Switch Hidden Features (Inc. DARK MODE)

    Check out these AWESOME Nintendo Switch Hidden Features – #4’s My Favorite. And I LOVE That You Can Now Use DARK MODE On The Switch Console Too! #1) Redeem Codes Without Your Switch Want to redeem a download code but don’t have your Switch to hand? Fear not, because Nintendo has a web-based means of doing…


  • Nvidia Shield TV Remote App Solves One Of The System’s Biggest Issues

    Nvidia Shield TV Remote App Solves One Of The System’s Biggest Issues

    The Nvidia Shield TV system has been around since 2015, but it remains one of the best options when it comes to streaming 4K video, Android TV apps, and retro gaming emulation. Nvidia is clearly aware of this as it re-released the unit in 2017 and is continuing to support it with updates many years…


  • Honor 8X Review: Utterly Insane Value For Money

    Honor 8X Review: Utterly Insane Value For Money

    [ss_click_to_tweet tweet=”Is the Honor 8X one of the best value Android phones on the planet right now? Pretty much… This phone is mightily impressive for its insanely low price tag” content=”Is the Honor 8X one of the best value Android phones on the planet right now? Pretty much… This phone is mightily impressive for its…


  • Have You Played Google’s Hidden Text Adventure Game?

    Have You Played Google’s Hidden Text Adventure Game?

    Google may be one of the world’s biggest brands, but it’s not above throwing out some surprises every now and again. As if to illustrate this, it has been discovered that the search giant has hidden an old-school text adventure game in its famous browser, and we’re going to show you how to access it,…


  • These AWFUL Google Pixel 3 Problems Turned Me To iPhone…

    These AWFUL Google Pixel 3 Problems Turned Me To iPhone…

    In the world of smartphones, there really isn’t much in the way of choice these days – you either use Android or you use iOS. Sure, we’ve seen challenges come and go, such as Windows Mobile, BlackBerry OS, Tizen, and Sailfish – but none of these have even come remotely close to challenging the supremacy…


  • iPhone XS Problems: The #1 Biggest Reported Issues

    iPhone XS Problems: The #1 Biggest Reported Issues

    Whenever a new iPhone launches, two things happen. First, it is proclaimed as The Best iPhone EVER by tech sites the world over and legions of Apple lovers. Shortly afterward, the various minor (and sometimes major) problems associated with the hardware come out of the woodwork, gaining considerable column inches in both the specialist and…


  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review – The iPhone 11 Killer?

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review – The iPhone 11 Killer?

    The Note series has always occupied an odd place in Samsung’s lineup, but that’s even truer today when standard phones – like the Galaxy S10 – are offering what would have been considered ‘phablet’ dimensions a few years back. Nonetheless, the Korean firm has stuck with the Note brand and there’s clearly a loyal fan…


  • Mujjo iPhone XR Case Review – Good-Looking Protection

    Mujjo iPhone XR Case Review – Good-Looking Protection

    Apple has been slow to bring out official cases for the iPhone XR, and to date has only released one option – the clear case that costs a whopping £45. It’s a fine product – despite the sky-high price point – but XR owners have been short on solid alternatives lately. That all changes with…


  • The #1 Biggest Problem With The iPhone XS, iPhone XR (And iPhone 11…)

    The #1 Biggest Problem With The iPhone XS, iPhone XR (And iPhone 11…)

    Apple’s 2018 iPhones make for an impressive trio. The iPhone XS and XS Max boast stunning OLED screens and solid designs, and the cheaper XR – while sporting an LCD panel – is no less impressive from a technical standpoint; all three devices are powered by Apple’s A12 Bionic chipset and are among the most…


  • iPhone XR Official Clear Case Review: It’s WAY TOO Expensive…

    iPhone XR Official Clear Case Review: It’s WAY TOO Expensive…

    Whenever Apple launches a new smartphone you can bet your bottom dollar that it will be accompanied to market by a selection of pricey official cases designed to protect your investment while proudly displaying that all-important Apple logo. However, the iPhone XR has been an exception to this rule; when it arrived a short time…


  • Apple’s iPhone 12 Could Ship With This Revolutionary FACE ID Feature…

    Apple’s iPhone 12 Could Ship With This Revolutionary FACE ID Feature…

    [ss_click_to_tweet tweet=”Apple’s made FACE ID 30% faster inside its new range of iPhone 11 handsets…” content=”Apple’s made FACE ID 30% faster inside its new range of iPhone 11 handsets…” style=”default”] The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max are now all official, bringing some pretty significant updates to overall performance and imaging…


  • Nomad: The iPhone 11 Case That Ages Like You Do

    Nomad: The iPhone 11 Case That Ages Like You Do

    We’re seeing a rather unusual pattern with smartphone cases these days. Cases are intended to protect the phones we rely on each and every day, shielding them from the unexpected bumps and scrapes that invariably happen on a daily basis. However, we’re now seeing a trend for smartphone cases which wear and tear over time,…


  • Spider-Man Gets Sucked Out Of The MCU, Again

    Spider-Man Gets Sucked Out Of The MCU, Again

    A disagreement between Sony Pictures and Marvel has resulted in Spider-Man being removed from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In case you didn’t know, Marvel doesn’t own the movie rights to the web-slinging crime fighter – Sony does, because it bought them back in 1999, long before Marvel Studios was the juggernaut it is today. It…


  • Motorola’s One Action Wants To Be The GoPro Of Phones

    Motorola’s One Action Wants To Be The GoPro Of Phones

    Motorola has aggressively targeted the lower end of the smartphone market in recent years, with great success. Its latest push is focused on its “One” series of budget phones, with the Motorola One Action being perhaps the most interesting. The Motorola One Action might look pretty ordinary on paper. It’s got a 6.3-inch FHD+ panel…


  • OnePlus 7 Review – A Whole Lotta Phone For £500

    OnePlus 7 Review – A Whole Lotta Phone For £500

    OnePlus gobbled up column inches recently thanks to the launch of its groundbreaking OnePlus 7 Pro handset, a top-of-the-line flagship which boasts a massive, full-body screen thanks to the fact that it has a pop-up selfie camera. The phone’s super-smooth 90Hz display was also noteworthy, was the price – at £649 in the UK, it…


  • Samsung A50 Review – Another Mid-Range Marvel

    Samsung A50 Review – Another Mid-Range Marvel

    We’ve already covered the excellent Samsung Galaxy A70, but that’s not the only low-cost handset the South Korean giant is releasing this year. We also have the Galaxy A50, which is a very close match to the A70 but sits a little lower in the company’s portfolio. The burning question is which should you go…


  • Samsung A70 Review – 2020’s Mid-Range Pixel 3a Killer

    Samsung A70 Review – 2020’s Mid-Range Pixel 3a Killer

    As smartphone makers find it harder and harder to convince consumers to splash out $1000 each year on a top-of-the-line flagship device, we’re seeing a boom in the mid-range sector as firms bolster their portfolio of handsets to soak up casual buyers who have shallow pockets when compared to the seasoned tech-heads. As a result,…


  • Scuf Prestige Xbox Controller Review – The Best Xbox Pad, At A Price

    Scuf Prestige Xbox Controller Review – The Best Xbox Pad, At A Price

    It cost Microsoft $100 million to research and develop the controller for its Xbox One console, a fact which would lead you to assume that the company succeeded in creating the best possible pad for its home gaming system. However, when you take into account the fact that Microsoft itself has already created a ‘superior’…


  • PlayStation Classic Journey Comes To iOS

    PlayStation Classic Journey Comes To iOS

    Mobile gamers, rejoice – one of the best PlayStation 3 games ever made has suprise-launched on iPhone and iPad. Thatgamecompany’s Journey launched on the PlayStation 3 back in 2012, and was later ported to the PlayStation 4 in 2015. Hailed as an instant classic upon its initial release, the game is a short but impactful…


  • New NVIDIA Shield TV Coming In 2019 w/ Updated Tegra X1 CPU

    New NVIDIA Shield TV Coming In 2019 w/ Updated Tegra X1 CPU

    Nvidia hasn’t refreshed its excellent Shield TV set-top box in a while, and with good reason – the company is currently busy putting all of its Tegra X1 chips into the Nintendo Switch, which continues to sell like hotcakes. As a result, the Shield TV has been left in the shadows for the past few…


  • Ninja Just Left Twitch For Microsoft’s Mixer – Here’s Why It’s A BIG DEAL

    Ninja Just Left Twitch For Microsoft’s Mixer – Here’s Why It’s A BIG DEAL

    Tyler “Ninja” Blevins – one of the world’s biggest gaming streamers – has just defected from Twitch to Microsoft’s Mixer service, and that’s a pretty big deal in case you were wondering. Ninja has made a name for himself as one of the biggest Fortnite players on the planet, and is effortlessly the single biggest…


  • Leaker Reveals iPhone 11R And Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ At The Same Time

    Leaker Reveals iPhone 11R And Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ At The Same Time

    A leaker may have pulled off the ultimate double whammy by revealing the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and iPhone 11R at the same time. The shot – posted by an unknown leaker – is of the Galaxy Note 10+, but the phone taking the image can be seen reflected in the Note 10+’s display. It…


  • Samsung, LG And Sony Didn’t Have A Great Quarter

    Samsung, LG And Sony Didn’t Have A Great Quarter

    Mobile giants Samsung, LG and Sony have released data on the last quarter (April to June 2019) and it makes for grim reading, although not for all the same reasons. Starting with Samsung, the market leader, it was revealed that operating profit fell 56 percent year-on-year to 6.6 trillion won during the quarter. That’s the…


  • The Black Shark 2 Pro Is Powerful, And Then Some

    The Black Shark 2 Pro Is Powerful, And Then Some

    The recent trend for gaming handsets is great news for those who like entertainment on the go, but it’s also a boon for smartphone buyers who want incredible power at a reasonable cost. The likes of the Nubia Red Magic 3 and Black Shark 2 offer Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipsets at a fraction of the…


  • Doogee S40 Review – Rugged And Cheap, But Not Much Else

    Doogee S40 Review – Rugged And Cheap, But Not Much Else

    Rugged phones were, for a time, seen as a fad that would fizzle out as fast as it started, but a few years on and we’re still seeing a high number hit the market, which suggests there are a great many people out there who value a phone that can withstand a few drops and…


  • Nintendo Switch Just Can’t Stop Selling

    Nintendo Switch Just Can’t Stop Selling

    Nintendo has just published its financial results and the bottom line is that the Nintendo Switch is still selling like hotcakes. 2.13 million Nintendo Switch consoles were sold in the period between April and June, which represents a 13 percent increase year-on-year. That means that since its launch at the start of 2017, the Nintendo…


  • Amazon Reveals Team Behind Its Lord Of The Rings TV Series

    Amazon Reveals Team Behind Its Lord Of The Rings TV Series

    The Lord of the Rings film trilogy remains one of the most successful adaptations of an epic fantasy novel series ever (the less said about The Hobbit movies the better, mind you) and when Amazon began hunting for its next big Prime Video project, the works of J.R.R. Tolkien unsurprisingly cropped up. We already know…


  • Epic Just Teased Fortnite Season 10 During The World Cup

    Epic Just Teased Fortnite Season 10 During The World Cup

    Fortnite shows no signs of slowing, as the recent World Cup event has proven. The finals took place in New York and showcased the 100 best players on the planet competing for a lush $3 million prize. Emil “Nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen and David “aqua” Wang won – both from Europe – divided the grand prize…


  • Why The Pixel 3a is Most Likely Google’s Future

    Why The Pixel 3a is Most Likely Google’s Future

    When you consider that Google holds the keys to the world’s most popular mobile operating system, it’s remarkable that the company has such a tiny share of the global smartphone market. Sure, it’s Pixel line of devices regularly gain rave reviews, but they sell a small fraction of what their rivals manage; Samsung, Xiaomi and…


  • Rejoice! Apple Is Ditching The TERRIBLE Butterfly Keyboard On Its MacBooks

    Rejoice! Apple Is Ditching The TERRIBLE Butterfly Keyboard On Its MacBooks

    Apple’s Butterfly keyboard was supposed to be a game-changer for MacBooks; it was a breakthrough in keyboard design, giving less travel and allowing Apple to create thinner, lighter laptops. That was the dream, but it didn’t quite work out that way; since the Butterfly keyboard was introduced in 2015, it has caused the company all…


  • Apple Just Bought Most Of Intel’s Smartphone Modem Business, And Here’s Why

    Apple Just Bought Most Of Intel’s Smartphone Modem Business, And Here’s Why

    For years now, Apple has tried to become the master of its own destiny in the smartphone arena. The company, like any other, remains dependant on external partners for much of the tech that goes inside its iPhone; the OLED screens are from Samsung and LG, for example, and many of the chips and RAM…


  • The Moto E6 Is A Downgrade, But That’s Fine

    The Moto E6 Is A Downgrade, But That’s Fine

    Ever since the launch of the Motorola Moto G a few years back, the company has become something of a champion for budget smartphone users. The Moto G was a groundbreaking device, despite not being a flagship offering – it gave us a solid phone with clean software for a bargain basement price.  Since then,…


  • Tori Is Like Nintendo Labo For Smartphones, And Then Some!

    Tori Is Like Nintendo Labo For Smartphones, And Then Some!

    Bandai Namco has today announced Tori, a new ‘augmented interaction solution’ aimed at kids which works with smartphones and tablets. Perhaps inspired by Nintendo’s recent range of Labo DIY kits for the Nintendo Switch, Tori is powered by ISKN alongside cutting edge tech which means your creations can come alive in front of your very…