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What is the best mobile phone?

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What is the best mobile phone to buy? Like making any big purchase in terms of financial outlay (not size!) there a lot of factors to consider when making this decision. What is the best mobile phone ? Mobile phones are ubiquitous, and you may have noticed that as the market has moved towards smart … Read moreWhat is the best mobile phone?

The Top Ten Mobile Phones for 2019

The top ten mobile phones for 2019 It’s a big deal making the decision to connect, buy or upgrade to a new mobile phone, after all you are going to have it for at least  24 months. Below we have reviewed ten of the best phones available at the moment, they are not the most … Read moreThe Top Ten Mobile Phones for 2019

Make A Splash With These Waterproof Mobiles

Oops, i dropped my Nexus into a puddle. It’s raining and I shake it, hoping it hasn’t suffered any damage. Maybe I should just get a waterproof phone?

Haven’t we all wished technology had advanced enough to not be challenged by a little splash? Sure, we have water-resistant phones today but where are those really waterproof ones we need when we spill our drink on it? Or drop it down the toilet?

We scouted through the best smartphones launched recently and those that are going to be launched this year, to bring you this list of mobiles designed for the swimmers, water babies and yes, us clumsy ones too!

Check them out and share your experiences with smartphone vs water battles with us!

Samsung Galaxy S6 ‘Active’

Samsung’s smartphone, unveiled last month and rumoured to be launched soon here in the UK, has a rugged exterior so even if you drop it while chatting with your mate while having a bath you won’t have a panic attack.

A stronger version of the S6 (which isn’t water compatible at all), the ‘Active’ boasts an octa-core 64-bit processor and packs a whopping 3500 mAh battery. Samsung claims in The Independent that the body of the smartphone meets military standards and can be submersed under 1.5 metres of water for 30 minutes.

Moto G

Motorola’s uber popular series has an IPX7 waterproof rating, which is what good GPS units use. As an indicator of immersion capability, the IPX7 is superior to IPX6 certification by allowing for heavy splashing and rain, as opposed to splashing from a puddle or a quick dunk.

Sony Xperia Z3+

Sony’s latest Xperia – the Z3+ – floats above the rest with an IPX8 rating and exquisite looks, along with a solid battery life of 2 days. Let’s say no more and invite you to watch this video instead:

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Top Launches Coming Up at IFA Berlin This Week

September is full of exciting new launches and we’re hoping to see more at the IFA Berlin event this week.

IFA begins on September 4th in Berlin, Germany and will last till the 9th, where you will get to see the likes of LG Display CEO Sang-Beom Han and Microsoft’s Nick Parker speaking about the latest from their factories.

Expected Launches

From mobility, health and big data to design, home, and entertainment, the event will bring a range of announcements. We’re going to tap in for updates on the latest mobile launches. Expected are the LG sensor SmartThinQ Sensor for smart homes that was recently unveiled, Sony’s Xperia Z5 series, Motorola’s Moto Style, Asus’s ZenFone series, LG’s Urbane Watch Luxe and a new Windows 10 mobile from Microsoft.

Let’s take a look at some of them:

LG’s SmartThinQ Sensor

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Samsung’s Gear S2 smart watch was to be unveiled at the IFA, but there could have been a lot of pressure after the teaser shown at New York last week because Samsung has officially shared specs of the watch online:

1GHz dual-core chipset
512MB RAM
4GB of storage
Tizen OS
And there’s a 3G version too.

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Urbane Watch Luxe was also recently outed and will be displayed at the IFA. Priced at

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Which Smartphone Charges the Fastest?

Battery life is one of those areas of smartphone technology which has lagged behind other mobile phone technological advances. However many new smartphones now come with a fast charging feature which means you can fully charge your phone in a short space of time. A test run by Tom’s Guide decided to charge 6 popular … Read moreWhich Smartphone Charges the Fastest?

The Lowdown on the Moto X Play, Moto X Style and Moto G

Motorola have just released a collection of new smartphones including a 3rd generation edition of the Moto G and a couple of premium Moto X variants namely the Moto X Play and Moto X Style. Let’s take a look at these exciting new additions to their smartphone collection.

MOTO G: Now Water Resistant

First up is the latest version of the budget Moto G smartphone. The Moto G is one of Motorola’s most popular and best selling handsets.

The new Moto G has been redesigned with a more curvy shape and can be customized with a great choice of colour combinations for the different parts of the phone such as the back cover, trim and phone face. Built with a plastic polycarbonate frame, the 3rd generation Moto G is robust and water resistant (IP67 certified) in water up to 1 metre deep.

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Motorola have kept the display the same size at 5 inches with a 720p HD resolution screen which gives it a decent but not world beating 294 pixels per inch. Both of the cameras have been improved with a 13-megapixel snapper on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front.

The new Moto G runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1 with a Snapdragon 410 processor and a minimum of 1GB of RAM. There’s the option of 8GB or 16GB of expandable onboard storage which can be increased to a maximum of 32GB with a MicroSD card. The battery is excellent at 2470mAh and will easily provide enough power for a day of use.

Moto X Play & Moto X Style

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The New Moto X and Moto G from Motorola – the Lowdown

Hot off the press this week are details of not one but two new smartphones from Motorola. Following the success of their original 2013 Moto G and Moto X mobile phones, they are launching a second generation Moto G and Moto X (yes they have the same names!). We take a look at the brand … Read moreThe New Moto X and Moto G from Motorola – the Lowdown

More Smart Wearables on the Way with Google Wear

Wearables are one of the hottest trends in the gadget market right now. As technology progresses, we’ve seen a rise in more innovative wearables which include smartwatches, fitness and heart monitors and of course Google Glass. Google have recently announced a new wearable concept called Google Wear. We take a look at what this means … Read moreMore Smart Wearables on the Way with Google Wear