Mobile World Congress 2016: What is Launching?

The Mobile World Congress held every year in Barcelona is where mobile manufacturers, journalists, mobile networks, app developers and the rest of the mobile ecosystem gather together to see what is going to happen in the next year. Many firms use it to launch their new phones and products. Phone Launches for Mobile World Congress 2016 … Read moreMobile World Congress 2016: What is Launching?

The Lowdown on HTC One A9 ‘Aero’

This 5-inch phone that was announced in October with the code-named “Aero” has everyone talking about how closely it resembles the iPhone 6. With a uni-body aluminium design, this mid-range phone does pack a punch. Will the HTC One A9 be able to overcome its image of being a “copy”? Let’s take a look! Performance … Read moreThe Lowdown on HTC One A9 ‘Aero’

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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6 New Smartphones that have just Arrived at DirectMobiles

We’ve got some exciting new smartphones which have recently arrived at Direct Mobiles, check out what’s new. LG G4 The LG G4 boasts a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with an impressive screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 which gives it a pixel density of 538 pixels per inch. It offers a great 16-megapixel camera on … Read more6 New Smartphones that have just Arrived at DirectMobiles

Tips for Making Your Android Phone Battery Last Longer

The battery life of your smartphone is often a key consideration when choosing which smartphone to go for, especially if you’re a heavy phone user and you need your phone 24/7. Another way to make the most of your smartphone battery is to adjust your phone settings to get some extra life out of it … Read moreTips for Making Your Android Phone Battery Last Longer

How the HTC One M9 & the HTC One M8 Measure Up

At the beginning of March, HTC launched their brand new flagship smartphone – the HTC One M9. It’s predecessor the HTC One M8 has won many accolades so we let’s take a look at how the newest premium HTC smartphone compares with its predecessor. At first glance the design and look of the HTC One M9 … Read moreHow the HTC One M9 & the HTC One M8 Measure Up

Mobile World Congress – What to Expect

This year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) begins tomorrow and with weeks of rumours and speculation, we are super excited to see what the Barcelona event has in store. With 4 days worth of new smartphones, tablets, wearables and gadgets to look forward to, here is what we’re expecting to see. Just ahead of the start … Read moreMobile World Congress – What to Expect