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New Video: Apple iPhone 8 Unboxing

New Video: Apple iPhone 8 Unboxing

Check out our latest YouTube video, where we unbox the latest iPhone 8 Sim Free device:

  • Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in)
  • Weight: 148 g (5.22 oz)
  • SIM: Nano-SIM
  • Durability: IP67 certified – dust and water resistant, Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes, Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
  • Payment: Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
  • Display: 4.7 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, (~65.4% screen-to-body ratio), 750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density), Multitouch, 3D Touch display & home button, True-tone display
  • OS: iOS 11
  • Chipset: Apple A11 Bionic
  • CPU: Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
  • GPU: Apple GPU (three-core graphics)
  • Internal: 64/256 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • Primary Camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/3” sensor size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
  • Video: 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
  • Secondary (Front) Camera: 7 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Alert types: Vibration, proprietary ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm jack: No – Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • NFC: Yes (Apple Pay only)
  • USB: 2.0, reversible connector
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Messaging: iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
  • Browser: HTML5 (Safari)
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 1821 mAh battery, Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min, Qi wireless charging,  Siri natural language commands and dictation, iCloud cloud service, MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player, MP4/H.264 player, Audio/video/photo editor, Document editor
  • Talk time: Up to 14 h (3G)
  • Music play: Up to 40 h

Order the Apple iPhone 8 Sim Free with UK and International delivery.

Bixby 2.0 is on its way and we’re excited

Bixby 2.0 is on its way and we’re excited

The popular source for Samsung leaks, The Korea Herald, have hinted that Bixby 2.0 will be unveiled at Samsung’s annual Developer Conference in San Francisco in less than a week.

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Bixby is Samsung’s take on the virtual assistant (similar to Apple’s Siri), which combines machine learning, voice assistance, visual help and more into an all-encompassing helper.

We are predicting significant changes to the Virtual Assistant, as Samsung have appointed a new service intelligence group head to drive Bixby improvements.

Koh Dong-jin (Samsung’s mobile business chief) has stated that the “ will supplement the incomplete parts of Bixby 1.0 at Bixby 2.0.” and the new version might  expand into third-party services and products. This suggests that Samsung are heading in the same direct as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, with Bixby being rolled out to other devices from a range of manufacturers.

“Outside developers will participate in the development of Bixby 2.0 although they could not for Bixby 1.0 due to time shortage,” he added.

Unfortunately, Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed that Bixby 2.0 is coming next week, but keep an eye on the blog where we’ll be reporting updates as they occur.

Enjoy the benefits of Bixby on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge.

 

What you need to know about the BlackBerry Motion

What you need to know about the BlackBerry Motion

Unveiled at a trade show in Dubai on a Sunday, and on Instagram yesterday, is the BlackBerry Motion.

With no European announcements as yet, BlackBerry Mobile have suggested that this new device will currently only be available in two Gulf states – Saudi Arabia and the UAE. European release is expected in the future, but no talk of a ETA.

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The new full touch device from TCL doesn’t offer the popular QWERTY keyboard we come to expect from BlackBerry, but does pack in a Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 5.5-inch full HD display, 12MP rear camera and Android 7.1.

Here’s the specs at a glance:

  • Dimensions: 155.7 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm (6.13 x 2.97 x 0.32 in)
  • Durability: IP67 certified – dust and water resistant Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Display: 5.5 inches, 83.4 cm2 (~71.0% screen-to-body ratio), IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)
  • OS: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB
  • Internal: 32 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Primary Camera: 12 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary Camera: 8 MP
  • SOUND
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • USB: Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery

BlackBerry’s Motion device will be launching before the end of October in the Middle East, with no definite dates for the UK yet. Keep an eye on our blog, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for updates and pricing.

£10 off the Apple Airpods Wireless Headphones

£10 off the Apple Airpods Wireless Headphones

We’ve discounted the Apple Airpod wireless headphones by £10, making them a perfect addition to any iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus purchase.

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Here’s some highlights:

  • Designed by Apple
  • Automatically on, automatically connected
  • One-tap setup for all your Apple devices(1)
  • Quick access to Siri with a double tap
  • More than 24-hour battery life with Charging Case(3)
  • Charges quickly in the case
  • Rich, high-quality audio and voice
  • Seamless switching between devices

Purchase the Apple Airpods today, available to purchase in the UK and internationally.

New Youtube Video: Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Unboxing

New Youtube Video: Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Unboxing

If you’re thinking of buying the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact you need to check out our latest unboxing video.

The device offers a 4.6 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and is certified IP65/68 to withstand splashes, spills and unexpected showers.

The 19mp Motion Eye™ camera offers the latest Sony memory-stacked sensor, with predictive phase detection and laser autofocus and 3D Creator, whilst the 8 mp selfie camera allows for 120° field of view to get all your mates in on the picture.

Sony is famous for our unique sound innovations, and the Xperia XZ1 Compact offers a High-Resolution Audio with a digital sound enhancement engine hx.  The Xperia XZ1 Compact also helps you adjust energy consumption to stay powered up throughout the day.

Purchase the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Sim Free today, available with UK and international delivery.

Google release unedited photos taken on the Pixel 2 and they’re pretty amazing.

Google release unedited photos taken on the Pixel 2 and they’re pretty amazing.

The 19th October is penned eagerly in our diary, as we await the release of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Promising the ‘highest quality smartphone camera experience’ for a second time, we’re interested to see just what you can expect to get from the flagship devices.

Isaac Reynolds, a product manager at Google’s Camera department published an album on Google Photos this weekend, making using of Google Photos’ “original quality” uploading. Reynolds showcased a range of photographic styles including landscapes, low-light shots, moving subjects, and the Pixel 2’s new portrait shooting mode.

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The photographs demonstrate the incredible dynamic range, the vivd colour balance, the proper white balance available when using the Pixel 2′s camera. The HDR+, which uses an algorithm that allows the tiny sensor to “act like a really big one,” also influences this greater dynamic range.

Check out the full range of photographs captured by Reynolds and preorder your Google Pixel 2 today.

 

Google Pixel 2 XL Specification Sheet

Google Pixel 2 XL Specification Sheet

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Here’s the Specification sheet for the Google Pixel 2 XL:

  • Dimensions: 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 175 g (6.17 oz)
  • SIM: Nano-SIM card & eSIM
  • Durability: IP67 certified – dust and water resistant, Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Display: 6.0 inches (~76.4% screen-to-body ratio) P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1440 x 2880 pixels (~538 ppi pixel density), Multitouch, Always-on display, 100% DCI-P3 coverage
  • OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Internal: 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Primary Camera: 12.2 MP, f/1.8, OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, 1/2.6” sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
  • Secondary (front) Camera: 8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3520 mAh battery, Fast battery charging

Purchase the Google Pixel 2 XL on preorder today, with UK and international delivery.

Google Pixel 2 Specification Sheet

Google Pixel 2 Specification Sheet

Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL yesterday, with high end specs and a sleek design expected from the tech giant.

Here’s the spec sheet for the Google Pixel 2:

  • Dimensions: 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm (5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 143 g (5.04 oz)
  • Durability:  IP67 certified – dust and water resistant, Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Display: 5.0 inches (~67.9% screen-to-body ratio)  AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density), Multitouch, Always-on display, 95% DCI-P3 coverage
  • OS: Android 8.0
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Internal: 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Primary Camera: 12.2 MP, f/1.8, OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, 1/2.6” sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
  • Secondary (front) Camera: 8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery,  Fast battery charging

Pre-order the Google Pixel 2 Sim Free today, available with UK and international delivery upon release.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Now Available to Preorder

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Now Available to Preorder

Google have announced the second generation of their popular Pixel devices – The Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL.

There’s not a great deal of differences in specification between the devices, apart from a slightly larger battery in the XL variant (3520 mAh vs 2700 mAh of the standard size) and a larger build and display size. The screen spec and size is where the biggest addition to the XL for your money.

Here’s what you can expect from the displays of each handset:

Google Pixel 2 Display:

  • Cinematic 5.0 in (127 mm) display
  • FHD (1920 x 1080) AMOLED at 441ppi
  • 16:9
  • 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Always-on display
  • 95% DCI-P3 coverage
  • 100000:1, super contrast ratio
  • True black level
  • Full 24-bits depth or 16.77 million colors

 Google Pixel 2 XL Display:

  • Fullscreen 6.0 in (152 mm) display
  • QHD+ (2880 x 1440) pOLED at 538ppi
  • 18:9
  • 3D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Always-on display
  • 100% DCI-P3 coverage
  • 100000:1, super contrast ratio
  • True black level
  • Full 24-bits depth or 16.77 million colors

Preorder the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL today, with an expected release date later this month.

Leaked: Google Pixel 2 XL Specs hours ahead of official launch

Leaked: Google Pixel 2 XL Specs hours ahead of official launch

Google’s Pixel 2 XL is due to announced in a few hours, but like many releases in the mobile world a reliable leak has proved a full spec sheet before Google get the chance to.

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Here’s what we know:

Display: 6-inch 1,440 x 2,880 P-OLED screen with a pixel density of 538 pixels per inch and 18:9 super widescreen aspect ratio – Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Dimensions: 157.5 x 76.2 x 7.6mm

Weight: 174.9g

Durability: clad in aluminum, with a dustproof, water-resistant build

RAM: 4GB RAM

 

Memory: 64GB

Chipset: 2.35GHz octa-core Qualcomm

Security: Fingerprint scanner

Battery: 3,520mAh

Camera: 8MP front-facing camera with an f/2.4 aperture

Our source: Roland Quandt

Register your interest in the Google Pixel 2 XL Sim Free today, to be the first in line for preorders upon release.

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