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Category: Phones

All the latest mobile phones compared from Apple’s iPhone to Samsung’s Galaxy and everything else in between – including OPPO, Xiaomi, Huawei, RealMe, VIVO, OnePlus, and more. Read detailed breakdowns of phone specs, updates, and the latest information on release dates and pricing.

We also have guides to the best Android phones and the best Android phones under £300 – if you’re looking for something cheaper. Need an iPhone and unsure which model is right for you? Use our Best iPhone Guide: Which Model is Right For You? 

For the latest prepaid phone news as well as detailed insight and advice on the best plans and carriers, you’ll find everything you need right here. Whether you’re looking to go with a big carrier like Verizon or a smaller MVNO like Google Fi or Mint Mobile, we got you covered.

  • Will Your iPhone Get iOS 18 Update? Let’s Find Out…

    Will Your iPhone Get iOS 18 Update? Let’s Find Out…

    iOS 18 is now official but will your iPhone support it? Here’s what you need to know… Apple has a long-standing tradition of supporting its devices for several years after their initial release. However, as technology advances and new features are introduced, older devices may not have the necessary hardware or processing power to keep…

  • iOS 18 Launch Debrief: Everything You Need To Know

    iOS 18 Launch Debrief: Everything You Need To Know

    Here’s everything you need to know about iOS 18, following its official launch at WWDC 2024… Apple’s iOS 18 is now official, following its launch at WWDC 2024. This year’s update a pretty massive too, adding in a myriad of new features and capabilities – most notably Apple Intelligence (Apple’s long awaited AI platform).  This major…

  • Meet OpenELM: Apple’s Open-Source AI Model For iPhone

    Meet OpenELM: Apple’s Open-Source AI Model For iPhone

    Details about how Apple will implement AI on iPhone inside iOS 18 becomes clearer – it has a new, ultra-efficient open source model called OpenELM Apple is still being pretty tight-lipped about how AI will work inside its iPhones and iPads. There’s talk of deals with Google and OpenAI (God help us) as well as new…

  • iPhone 15 Specs Comparison: How Each Model Compares

    iPhone 15 Specs Comparison: How Each Model Compares

    Here’s a straight-up specs comparison of the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Which is best? Use the comparison tool to find out which model is right for you iPhone 15 Series Specs Comparison Compare iPhone 15 Series Overview Apple announced the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus…

  • Is the Pixel 6 Worth Buying in 2024? A Closer Look

    Is the Pixel 6 Worth Buying in 2024? A Closer Look

    Should you buy a Pixel 6 in 2024? Here’s everything you need to know – the good, the bad, and the possibility of making it useable for longer. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were OK phones when they came out, but they weren’t anything to write home about. Not compared to Google’s newer models like…

  • Pixel 8a New Colors & Storage Option Revealed 

    Pixel 8a New Colors & Storage Option Revealed 

    No price hike, a new Tensor CPU, an updated camera, and a selection of new colors, including a new limited edition hue Google might not be doing too well with its core business. Profits are up but it is now hard to find anyone that has a good word to say about Google Search.  With…

  • Google Pixel 8a: Everything You Need To Know

    Google Pixel 8a: Everything You Need To Know

    The Pixel 8a is now official with a $499 price tag and plenty of updates and new features – let’s dig in… After 12 months of speculation about its price and alleged features, the Pixel 8a is now official and available to buy. If you were worried about price increases, you needn’t have been – the Pixel…

  • Pixel 8a Deals UK – All The Plans In One Place

    Pixel 8a Deals UK – All The Plans In One Place

    How much is the Pixel 8a on contract? It’s more affordable than you think – here’s the best Pixel 8a deals for the UK… Pixel 8a Deals £19 per month ID MOBILE ✓ Calls & Texts: Unlimited ✓ Handset: FREE ✓ Data: Unlimited (5G) ✓ 24 months £14.99 per month VODAFONE ✓ Calls & Texts: Unlimited…

  • Here’s The “Old iPhones” That Are Still Totally Worth Buying 

    Here’s The “Old iPhones” That Are Still Totally Worth Buying 

    Apple’s iPhones are rock-solid for years at a time, so you don’t always need to buy the latest model – here’s all the old iPhones that are still worth buying in 2024  I write about and review tech for a living. I’ve done this since like 2007 – yes, I’m old. Over the years I’ve found out…

  • The Best iPhone To Buy In 2024

    The Best iPhone To Buy In 2024

    What’s the best iPhone you can buy right now? This is one of the most common questions we get asked as tech journalists, and with Apple’s ever-expanding lineup, answering it becomes trickier every year – but here’s our 2 cents on the subject… To determine the best iPhone for you, we need to consider several factors:…

  • How Bad is The iPhone 13 Mini Battery Life? Let’s Find Out…

    How Bad is The iPhone 13 Mini Battery Life? Let’s Find Out…

    The iPhone 13 Mini is the smallest iPhone you can buy. And this means it has a smaller battery than the standard model. But just how bad is the iPhone 13 Mini’s battery life? Let’s find out… Apple’s introduction of 5G and a smaller iPhone in its iPhone 12 series created a perfect storm of…

  • The iPhone 17 Plus is Dead! Long Live The… iPhone 17 Slim?

    The iPhone 17 Plus is Dead! Long Live The… iPhone 17 Slim?

    Apple’s working on a replacement for its Plus model iPhones that’ll hit the market in 2025 – meet the iPhone 17 Slim In 2025, Apple’s iPhone 17 series of phones will be quite a bit different. There’ll be design changes, of course, and new spec. But there will also apparently be a brand new model too:…

  • iPhone 14 Colors | Here’s All The Colorful Hues (All Models)

    iPhone 14 Colors | Here’s All The Colorful Hues (All Models)

    Apple’s iPhone 14 series comes in a range of colors – some new, some old favorites with a new twist. Here’s everything you need to know

  • Don’t Buy An iPhone XR In 2024 – Here’s Why…

    Don’t Buy An iPhone XR In 2024 – Here’s Why…

    Apple’s iPhone XR was immensely popular for a good few years. But it is now quite old. Can you still buy the iPhone XR? Yes. But you REALLY shouldn’t… Back in 2018, Apple introduced the iPhone XR, a smartphone that quickly became a fan favorite thanks to its affordable price tag and eye-catching color options.…

  • iPhone End of Life Chart: All Models Compared 

    iPhone End of Life Chart: All Models Compared 

    Each of Apple’s iPhones – new and old – have an end of life, the point in time when they are no longer supported with iOS updates. Here’s everything you need to know Tips For Buying An Older iPhone Model When it comes to choosing a new iPhone in 2024, both the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 are…

  • How Much Is Your iPhone Worth? Find Out Today

    How Much Is Your iPhone Worth? Find Out Today

    Looking to sell your iPhone? Wondering how much it is worth? Use this tool to get a price guide on how much you could get for your current iPhone How Much Is My iPhone Worth? Search Factors Affecting iPhone Resale Price Not all iPhones are looked after in the same way. If you’ve ran yours…

  • iPhone Weight Comparison: All Models Compared

    iPhone Weight Comparison: All Models Compared

    How much does an iPhone weigh? Apple has made a lot of iPhones since 2007 and this post will show you how much each model weighs, including the iPhone 15 range inside a handy iPhone weight comparison table iPhone Weight Search Search

  • GrapheneOS 101: What You Need To Know

    GrapheneOS 101: What You Need To Know

    Edward Snowden loves it. It is insanely secure. But it is worth switching to over standard Android? Here’s everything you need to know about GrapheneOS… If you’re even remotely interested in mobile security and privacy, you’ll know that Google’s Android OS isn’t exactly the poster child for either. In fact, most of the time it’s…

  • Samsung Phone Sizes & Dimensions Compared (All Major Models Listed)

    Samsung Phone Sizes & Dimensions Compared (All Major Models Listed)

    All the latest and best Samsung phones are compared in one place. Which is the biggest Samsung phone? Read on… Samsung offers a wide range of smartphones with varying screen sizes and dimensions to cater to different user preferences. From compact devices to large-screen flagships, Samsung has something for everyone across a range of price…

  • What is KaiOS? A Complete Beginner’s Guide [2024]

    What is KaiOS? A Complete Beginner’s Guide [2024]

    Here’s literally everything you need to know about KaiOS, a Linux-powered mobile OS for phones with traditional keypads that also lives a double life in the hands of modders as a custom ROM Developed by KaiOS Technologies (Hong Kong) Limited, with TCL Corporation as its largest shareholder, KaiOS is a mobile Linux distribution that brings…

  • HarmonyOS 4 Compatible Phones: Will Your Phone Get It?

    HarmonyOS 4 Compatible Phones: Will Your Phone Get It?

    Launched in 2023, HarmonyOS 4 is now widely available and is rolling out to Huawei’s rather large roster of smartphones. Is your Huawei phone compatible? Let’s find out… HarmonyOS 4 also introduces new features like the Smart Folder, which intelligently categorizes your apps based on usage patterns, and the Super Device functionality, which allows seamless…

  • HarmonyOS: What You Need To Know [2024 Guide]

    HarmonyOS: What You Need To Know [2024 Guide]

    Is HarmonyOS 4 a viable alternative to Android? Here’s everything you need to know about Huawei’s open-source mobile operating system, including its core features, the latest build, and its pros and cons… Imagine a world where your smartphone, tablet, smart TV, and even your car all work together seamlessly, sharing data and functionality with ease.…

  • Android vs iOS: Is One Actually Better? Let’s Find Out…

    Android vs iOS: Is One Actually Better? Let’s Find Out…

    Unsure between Android and iOS for your next smartphone? This beginner’s guide highlights the key differences of each platform so you can decide which is best for you… Android and iOS are the two most dominant smartphone operating systems worldwide, with a combined global market share of over 99%. According to Statcounter, Android holds the…

  • Deep Fusion Explained: The iPhone Camera’s Secret Weapon…

    Deep Fusion Explained: The iPhone Camera’s Secret Weapon…

    What is Deep Fusion? Here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s powerful camera software and why it is so important inside modern iPhones… Apple knows that camera performance is important to its users. This is why, over the course of the last several years, the company has invested billions in bulking out the camera…

  • Cinematic Mode on iPhone Explained: What It Is & How It Works

    Cinematic Mode on iPhone Explained: What It Is & How It Works

    The iPhone 13 Pro’s new feature lets you shoot movies like Hollywood pros. Apple’s new iPhone 13 series has officially been unveiled. The new iPhone 13 series comes in a wealth of color options and new storage options. They also feature the faster A15 chipset (but sorry, still no under-screen Touch ID) and the Pro…

  • iPhone Photo Academy Review: Is It Any Good?

    iPhone Photo Academy Review: Is It Any Good?

    I recently signed-up to the well known iPhone Photo Academy course with a view to quickly improving my iPhone photography skills. Was it any good? Here’s my iPhone Photo Academy review… Why I Signed Up For iPhone Photo Academy 99.9% of iPhone users have zero idea about how to use one of the most powerful…

  • 13 Exciting New Features Inside ColorOS 14

    13 Exciting New Features Inside ColorOS 14

    ColorOS 14 is now in the process of rolling out, with more phones set to get the update in March – here’s all of its best new features… If you’re running a compatible OPPO phone, ColorOS 14 is now rolling out. Built on top of Android 14, ColorOS 14 brings with it a host of new…

  • 11 Exciting New Features Inside VIVO’s FunTouch OS 14 

    11 Exciting New Features Inside VIVO’s FunTouch OS 14 

    VIVO’s FunTouch OS 14 update is now out in the wild but what’s new inside this update? Here’s a 12 of FunTouch OS 14’s best new features… VIVO’s FunTouch OS 14 is the latest iteration of its custom user interface, designed to run atop the Android. It brings a host of improvements and new features…

  • 12 Exciting Features Inside Samsung’s One UI 6.1 Update

    12 Exciting Features Inside Samsung’s One UI 6.1 Update

    Older Samsung Galaxy phones will soon get access to One UI 6.1 later this month. Here’s a run down of its best new features and capabilities… It’s March. You have a Galaxy S22 – or maybe a Galaxy S21 – but you STILL don’t have access to Samsung’s One UI 6.1 update. Good news: the wait is…

  • Samsung One UI 7: Everything You Need To Know 

    Samsung One UI 7: Everything You Need To Know 

    Samsung will begin rolling out its One UI 6.1 update at the end of March, bringing a host of new features – including Galaxy AI – to its legacy phones. Not all models got Galaxy AI, of course, just the Galaxy S23 series, S23 FE, Z Fold5, Z Flip5 and Tab S9 series.  One UI 6 –…

  • iPhones In Order: Every iPhone EVER Released [2007 to 2024]

    iPhones In Order: Every iPhone EVER Released [2007 to 2024]

    Here’s a complete list of ALL of Apple’s iPhones in order by year, including ALL the changes, their respective release dates, and more… How Many iPhones Has Apple Released? How many iPhones has Apple released to date? The answer is 42 , as of December 2023. Crazy, right? Once the iPhone 16 series launches later…

  • Google Tensor Processor: A Brief History & The Road To 3nm

    Google Tensor Processor: A Brief History & The Road To 3nm

    Here’s everything you need to know about Google’s Tensor processor, including its history, future iterations (G3 and G4), what it can do, and how Google’s improving it… Like Apple, Google now designs its own custom CPUs – or SoCs. But unlike Apple, Google hasn’t yet managed to match Qualcomm where it counts: performance. Tensor is all about…

  • The 6 Best Android Phones Under £300 (That Don’t Suck)

    The 6 Best Android Phones Under £300 (That Don’t Suck)

    Need a new phone? Don’t want to spend a lot of money? No problem – here’s the 6 best Android phones under £300 you can buy right now Back in the day – so, like 2013 – the idea of a cheap smartphone that didn’t suck wasn’t really a thing. You had expensive, flagship phones and then cheap…

  • Motorola Update Policy: How Many Updates Will Your Phone Get? 

    Motorola Update Policy: How Many Updates Will Your Phone Get? 

    Motorola occupies itself a nice slice of the US market with its robust and well price Android phones, but how many updates do its phones get? Let’s find out… 

  • Is The Motorola Edge 2022 Waterproof? What You Need To Know

    Is The Motorola Edge 2022 Waterproof? What You Need To Know

    The Motorola Edge 2022 is an affordable smartphone and its specs are decent. But were corners cut when it comes to its durability and water resistance? Let’s find out…

  • Motorola Edge 2022: Is It Worth Buying In 2024?

    Motorola Edge 2022: Is It Worth Buying In 2024?

    Here’s everything you need to know about the Motorola Edge 2022 before buying one, including its PROS and CONS, camera tech, and overall performance… The Motorola Edge 2022, despite its age, is still a popular phone in the USA. With its approachable price tag and decent specs, it has proven to be a reliable smartphone.…

  • The 7 Best App Store Alternatives For iPhone 

    The 7 Best App Store Alternatives For iPhone 

    iOS 17.4 will allow iPhone users in the EU to sideload applications. But what are the best alternatives to Apple’s App Store for applications and games?  Apple’s approach to how you download apps onto its iPhone (and iPad), traditionally, has been tighter than my Uncle Barry when Christmas comes rolling around. But thanks to the…

  • iOS 18: What You Need To Know [Leaks, Updates & More]

    iOS 18: What You Need To Know [Leaks, Updates & More]

    Apple is expected to release iOS 18 in 2024. Rumors say it could be the most significant upgrade to iOS in years… Apple is expected to release iOS 18 in 2024. That release timeframe is no surprise as Apple has always historically updated iOS every year. However, while iOS 16 and iOS 17 were relatively…

  • Best Google Pixel Phone: What To Get & What To AVOID in 2024

    Best Google Pixel Phone: What To Get & What To AVOID in 2024

    Google’s Pixel phones are having a bit of a renaissance moment right now. But what is the best Google Pixel phone you can buy right now? Here’s KYM’s 2 cents on the subject…  If you want to run Android as Google intended it to be run, you need a Pixel phone. But which one? Pixel…

  • Android OS Updates: How Many Android Updates Will Your Phone Get?

    Android OS Updates: How Many Android Updates Will Your Phone Get?

    If you’re running an Android phone, you’re probably wondering how many Android updates it will get, right? Here’s a comparison of all major Android phone brands and the number of Android OS updates they provide… Not all Android phones are made (and supported) equally. Some models – like the Pixel 8 and Galaxy S24 – get 7…

  • Nokia Update Policy: How Many Android Updates Do You Get?

    Nokia Update Policy: How Many Android Updates Do You Get?

    Nokia makes a slew of affordable Android phones. But how well does it support them? Here’s everything you need to know about how many Android updates your Nokia phone will get… Nokia ensures that all its Android devices launched after July 2020 get 3 years of monthly security updates which ensures, even if you’re running…

  • ASUS Update Policy: How Many Android Updates Do You Get? 

    ASUS Update Policy: How Many Android Updates Do You Get? 

    ASUS isn’t the biggest phone brand in the world but it does have plenty of loyal fans. But what’s the deal with ASUS phone and Android updates – like, how many do you get?  ASUS has been making strides in improving its software support policy, particularly for its flagship devices like the ZenFone and ROG Phone…

  • Xiaomi Update Policy: How Many Android OS Updates With You Get? 

    Xiaomi Update Policy: How Many Android OS Updates With You Get? 

    Xiaomi makes A LOT of phones and this makes things tricky when it comes to Android OS updates. So, how long do Xiaomi phones get updates for? Here’s what you need to know… Here’s the bad news first: if you’re using one of Xiaomi’s older phones or one of its cheaper phones that isn’t the…

  • OnePlus Update Policy: How Many Android OS Updates Will You Get? 

    OnePlus Update Policy: How Many Android OS Updates Will You Get? 

    OnePlus has updated its Android OS update policy multiple times over the years. Here’s everything you need to know about OnePlus’ current update policy for its phones and tablets OnePlus Update Policy One of the biggest drawbacks of running an Android phone is FOMO around Android updates. How many will you get? What happens when…

  • Best Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Alternatives: 3 Equally Compelling Options

    Best Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Alternatives: 3 Equally Compelling Options

    The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is a killer phone, no one’s doubting that. But what are some equally good alternatives to buy right now? Here’s my top three picks…  Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Alternatives Feature iPhone 15 Pro Max Google Pixel 8 Pro OnePlus 12 Processor A-series chip (High performance & efficiency) Tensor chip (Optimized…

  • OnePlus 12: Everything You Need To Know Before You Buy

    OnePlus 12: Everything You Need To Know Before You Buy

    Thinking about buying the OnePlus 12? Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about OnePlus’ 2024 flagship phone With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S24 series, you might have missed the OnePlus 12. It dropped on December 5, 2023 and, based on nearly all the initial feedback and reviews, it is one…

  • Are Xiaomi Phones Safe? You’ll Definitely Want To Read This…

    Are Xiaomi Phones Safe? You’ll Definitely Want To Read This…

    Xiaomi, a Chinese phone brand, makes cheap, high-spec Android phones which are becoming very popular. But are Xiaomi phones safe, or should you be looking elsewhere for your next phone? Xiaomi’s modus operandi is simple: make high-spec, good-looking Android phones and then sell them for around half the price of everybody else. This MO has…

  • What Is An ICCID Number? A Quick Definition…

    What Is An ICCID Number? A Quick Definition…

    What is an ICCID number? How do they work? And do you need to know your SIM card’s ICCID number? Here’s what you need to know… The term ICCID stands for Integrated Circuit Card Identification Number, and it is a unique 18-22 digit code that contains information about a SIM card’s country, network settings, and…

  • Only These 5 Phones Get 7 Years of Android OS Updates

    Only These 5 Phones Get 7 Years of Android OS Updates

    If you’re looking for an Android phone that gets the best support and the most Android updates, you have just five phones to choose from in 2024… Android fragmentation is a thing that plagues the vast majority of Android phones on the market. Something like 90% of active Android phones are NOT running the latest…

  • Samsung Galaxy S24 vs S24 Plus vs S24 Ultra: What’s The Difference? 

    Samsung Galaxy S24 vs S24 Plus vs S24 Ultra: What’s The Difference? 

    Let’s compare and contrast the specs of Samsung’s Galaxy S24, S24 Plus, and S24 Ultra to see which model delivers the most bang for your buck…

  • Which iPhones Have U1 & U2 Chip? [2024 Guide]

    Which iPhones Have U1 & U2 Chip? [2024 Guide]

    Which of Apple’s iPhones have the U1 or U2 chip inside them? Here’s a complete overview of all the phones that come with either chip as well as a guide of what it can do… Apple’s U1 chipset was introduced, briefly, alongside the iPhone 11 in 2019. During Apple’s launch event, the company stated the…

  • Which iPhones Have LiDAR? [2024 Guide]

    Which iPhones Have LiDAR? [2024 Guide]

    LiDAR is an advanced sensor technology that lets phones do new things. But which iPhones have LiDAR and which don’t? Let’s find out… Some of the iPhones Apple sells today have LiDAR sensors built into them. Sadly, LiDAR sensors are limited to the Pro models and it doesn’t look like Apple will change that any…

  • Which iPhones No Longer Get iOS Updates? [2024 Edition]

    Which iPhones No Longer Get iOS Updates? [2024 Edition]

    Many of Apple’s iPhones still run the latest software. However, older models may no longer get iOS updates. Here’s which iPhones no longer get iOS updates. Apple releases a major update to iOS, the iPhone’s operating system, every year. Major iOS updates can add significant features to existing iPhones–making you feel like your old hardware…

  • Vivo Update Policy: How Many Years Will Vivo Support Your Device?

    Vivo Update Policy: How Many Years Will Vivo Support Your Device?

    Vivo still lags behind other smartphone brands regarding software support, but it still provides up to four years of support! But four years of support is reserved for a select few Vivo phones. As the FunTouch OS 14 update is approaching soon for many Vivo phones, let us take a detailed look at the Vivo…

  • Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Buying Guide: What You Need To Know

    Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Buying Guide: What You Need To Know

    Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE or are you going to be better off looking elsewhere? Here’s everything you need to know about the Galaxy S23 FE and how it compares to the competition… The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is the latest addition to the Galaxy S lineup. It is a mid-range phone…

  • Best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Alternative [2023 Guide]

    Best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Alternative [2023 Guide]

    Here’s a quick overview of the some of the best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra alternatives you can buy right now… The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is a killer phone, arguably one of the best Android phones on the market right now, so this post isn’t designed to slight it in any way – we’re huge fans…

  • Samsung Galaxy S23 vs Galaxy S23 FE: What’s The Difference?

    Samsung Galaxy S23 vs Galaxy S23 FE: What’s The Difference?

    How does the Samsung Galaxy S23 compare to the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE? Let’s compare the specs and hardware to find out which is best… When it comes to smartphones, the slightest details can make a big difference. This is particularly true for the Samsung Galaxy S23 and its slightly more budget-friendly counterpart, the Galaxy…

  • 6 Reasons To Buy The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE In 2024

    6 Reasons To Buy The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE In 2024

    The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is a killer smartphone that packs in a myriad of tech and features. Is it worth a buy in 2024? Hell yes… If you don’t want to pay top dollar for a Galaxy S23, your next best bet is the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE. It’s cheaper, it packs in all…

  • Which Samsung Phone Has The BIGGEST Screen? A Guide

    Which Samsung Phone Has The BIGGEST Screen? A Guide

    Which Samsung phone has the biggest screen? Here’s what you need to know as well as some additional bits and bobs. When it comes to big screens on phones, Samsung started it all. I know Dell had some god-awful phone/tablet hybrid on the market back in 2009. But the less said about that, the better.…

  • Apple’s Journal App Might Just Drink Day One’s Milkshake

    Apple’s Journal App Might Just Drink Day One’s Milkshake

    Apple has a new app inside iOS 17.2. It’s called Journal and as the name suggests, it is all about journaling. But what does this mean for popular apps like Day One and Diarium? Let’s unpack the news and find out… For as long as I can remember, there has been a quietly thriving app…