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Save Big on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Save Big on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20

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Fresh off of the launch of their 2021 flagship smartphone, Samsung is offering incredible deals on the Galaxy Note 20. There are up to $750 in savings right now. While O2 and Vodafone are offering strong deals, the best deals on the internet are the fantastic prices on unlocked devices. Lucky for you, Unlocked Mobiles is committed to bringing you the best savings, fastest delivery, and most thorough customer service for all unlocked devices.

 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Specs 

The Galaxy Note 20 launched last year, following the release of the Samsung Galaxy S20. The Note 20 packed some powerful advancements, including a 6.7-inch FHD+ display with 60hz refresh rate, an innovative triple camera, and upgrades to both the processor and the RAM. The Galaxy Note 20 also features a ‘S’ pen for interactive artistic options. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series also featured an Ultra variant that shocked the mobile community. The new Samsung Galaxy 20 Note Ultra posses an expanded 4500mAh battery, exclusive ‘S’ Pen, a stunning 6.9-inch Quad HD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, and an innovative triple camera with a 108MP lens. Both devices have IP68 ratings and fast wireless charging capabilities.

 

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Want to save big on one of Samsung’s most innovative Galaxy Note series? Check out our discounts for The Galaxy Note 20 on Unlocked Mobiles today.

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy M21 & M51

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy M21 & M51

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The Samsung Galaxy M21 & M51 are have joined the ranks in the Galaxy family. With a massive battery, stunning display, brilliant triple/quad cameras, these handsets are something you don’t want to miss! Find them now on Unlocked Mobiles for fast, transparent and convenient service.

 

The Best and Brightest Specs

The biggest highlight in the spec drop for the M21 and M51 is the massive battery life in both handsets. The Samsung Galaxy M21 holds an incredible 6000mAh battery, while the Samsung Galaxy M51 offers a whopping 7000mAh. That’s one of the largest batteries on the market, all in a compact, affordable device. But long-lasting battery life isn’t the only thing these Androids have to offer, they also feature innovative cameras. The Galaxy M21 holds a triple camera feature with 48MP + 8MP + 5MP lenses, while the Galaxy M51 prizes an advanced quad camera with 64 MP + 12 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP lenses. With fast processors and competitive memory storage, the Samsung Galaxy M21 and M51 offer you virtually the best specs on a budget.

 

Spec Breakdown

Want a more detailed look at the specs? Check out the breakdown of both handsets below:

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Celebrating 15 Years of Unlocked Mobiles

Celebrating 15 Years of Unlocked Mobiles

Over 15 years ago, Unlocked Mobiles put together team of mobile industry experts who were united by three fundamental desires: 1. To provide handsets that inspire customers to do more with their tech. 2. To offer more than the usual arms-length online sales service. 3. To provide a fast, friendly service delivering the best deals worldwide. Today, as we celebrate 15 years of Unlocked Mobiles, we are so happy to say that we’ve far exceeded our goals. As a company we’ve been able to offer fast delivery, secure checkout, competitive prices, and dedicated after sales support to thousands of happy customers.

Our Beginnings
Unlocked-Mobiles.com was founded in July 2005 as a retail division of Ulm.com LTD, one of the UK’s leading mobile phone distributors of sim-free and unlocked mobile phones. We originated our offices in Solihull, West Midlands, where we still operate today. Staying local, our stocked warehouses ship quality handsets from Birmingham. It wasn’t a slow start for us at Unlocked Mobiles. Only a year after its founding, Unlocked Mobiles was ranked in the recommended online retailers for Technology and Gadgets in The Independent Newspaper.

Looking to the Future
Our dedicated team at Unlocked Mobiles are hoping to continue to grow and advance for another 15 years of service. We will continue to work with you to pinpoint your best choice in handset, and then offer a dedicated after sales team who is contactable directly via telephone. Authentic interaction and transparent sale transactions are very important to us. You don’t need to take my word for it, you can feel safe in our long history of operation and trust-worthy reviews. Your technology should work for you- shop with us today to explore how Sim Freedom can change your life!

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What do you get for UNDER £150 with the Samsung Galaxy A12?

What do you get for UNDER £150 with the Samsung Galaxy A12?

The Samsung Galaxy A12 offers you all the perks of an advanced Android smartphone without the hefty price tag. But what should you expect from the specs of the Galaxy A12? We’ll break down Samsung’s most cost-effective Galaxy so you know what to get excited about.

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Highlight Features

What are the star features of the Galaxy A12? The handset has phenomenal battery life with a long-lasting Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable battery. That’s better than the battery life in some recent iPhone models! The Octa-Core processor is powerful, clocking at 2.3GHz and backed up by 4GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable. Notably, the Galaxy A12 features innovative quad cameras with 48MP, 5MP, and two 2MP lenses for depth-sensing and zoom abilities. Check out The Galaxy A12 on Unlocked Mobiles today for a closer look at the affordable and advanced handset.

Specs Breakdown

Here is a more detailed breakdown of the specs for The Galaxy A12:

Dimensions: 164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm (6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 in)

Weight: 205 g (7.23 oz)

SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display: 6.5 inches

Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~264 ppi density)

OS: Android

CPU: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)

Internal: 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM

Quad Camera: 48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), AF 5 MP, f/2.2, 123 ̊ (ultrawide), 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

Security:  Fingerprint (side-mounted)

Battery:  Li-Po 5000 mAh

Are Consumers Looking Towards Used and Refurbished Handsets?

Are Consumers Looking Towards Used and Refurbished Handsets?

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We are on the brink of a used and refurbished handset movement. According to a 2020 study done by Mordor Intelligence, the used and refurbished smartphone market is expected “to grow at a CAGR of 12.61% during the forecast period 2021 to 2026.” This spike reflects the growing popularity of e-commerce platforms and the general public’s desire for affordable technology. But what can we expect from the trend of purchasing used and refurbished mobiles? And what are the benefits of joining the movement?

Used vs Refurbished Handsets

A used handset is one that has had a previous owner. Meanwhile, a refurbished handset is a used handset that has been repaired and matched to a specific industry standard. Refurbished phones are placed into quality-determined grades when they are sold, so the buys knows what to expect. Typically the handsets are sorted into the following grades: Grade A: as good as new, Grade B: slightly used (expect the odd chip or scratch), Grade C: used (up to five blemishes), and Grade D: well-used. Here at Unlocked Mobiles we only sell Grade A refurbished handsets so you get quality as good as new products at an affordable price.

The Benefits of Buying Used and Refurbished

The first and most prominent benefit of being refurbished is the cost. Buying refurbished saves you money and makes the most cutting-edge mobile advancements more affordable for the average person. Not convinced? Buying refurbished also gives you freedom. With Unlocked Mobiles, you can opt out of a costly contract with an unlocked, sim free device. When you buy through Unlocked Mobiles, you’ll receive a 12-24 month warranty to ensure your refurbished phone is up to quality and satisfaction. What about a global impact? Buying a used or refurbished handset is better for the environment. The volume of e-waste has been rising significantly over the past ten years. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is estimated that between 20 and 50 million tons of e-waste gets generated worldwide annually. In that, there are roughly 416,000 cellphones disposed of each day. By buying refurbished from Unlocked Mobiles, you are taking a step to reducing e-waste pollution and bettering the planet.

Quality Used and Refurbished Products

Want the highest quality refurbished phones with convenient, fast delivery? Shop refurbished at Unlocked Mobiles today. Check out our stock of As Good As New, Grade A handsets, including the best of Apple’s flagship smartphones (iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus / iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone X). So join the movement! Shop refurbished today and make the step towards ending e-waste pollution.

 

iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro: What should you buy?

iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro: What should you buy?


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If you’re looking to upgrade to Apple’s best recent iPhones, you’re probably looking at the recent iPhone Pros. Now the real question is, how do you decide between the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro? And is there actually a difference? Here’s a clear and easy breakdown to help you decide what phone is the best for you.

Price
Money makes the world go around. Getting a new iPhone is an investment so let’s break down what you’ll pay for each phone. The iPhone 12 Pro starts at £999 for 128GB of storage. Meanwhile, the iPhone 11 Pro started at £1,049 for 64 GB when it launched in 2019 but it can be picked up right here on Unlocked Mobiles for £999. Best bang for your buck? Buying on Unlocked Mobiles saves you money on both phones and offers Sim Freedom to maximize your savings!

Design
There wasn’t any huge visual design changes between these two models. The iPhone 12 Pro features a 6.1inch display in a fairly compact design that measures 146mm x 71.5mm x .29mm and weighs 189 grams. While the iPhone 11 Pro offers a 5.8inch display in a handset that measures 144mm x 71.4mm x .32mm and weighs in at 188 grams. The real difference lies in durability. Unlike the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro offers a Ceramic Shield front with 4x better drop performance. It is also has a deeper maximum depth in splash, water, and dust resistance. Care more about battery life? The iPhone 11 Pro has a slightly longer video playback life, while the audio playback life is identical in both phones. Our Vote? The iPhone 12 Pro is the clear design winner in measuring durability and resistance. You no longer need to be nervous about those beach days!

Display
The OLED displays on the iPhone 12 Pro (6.1inch ) and the iPhone 11 Pro (5.8inch) are stunning. We’re talking, your grandpa will think he’s looking out a window kind of stunning. The phone’s brightness, colour, and photo accuracy is the best you’ll find on any phone. The displays are identical across the board from colour quality, to brightness, to contrast ratio. The main difference is the iPhone 12 Pro has a slightly higher pixel resolution. No wrong choice here. The handsets are very similar but hit up the iPhone 12 Pro if you want the most modern and innovative image.

Camera
But what if your amateur Instagram photography business is taking off and you need to come through with quality pictures? It’s no secret that Apple has been killing it with their phone cameras. Both the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro have a triple 12MP camera system with Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto lenses. Not to mention, both phones record Dolby Vision video in 4K for stunningly colorful footage. What about photography at night? If you’re looking to shoot in the dark, the iPhone 12 Pro is the one for you. The Wide Camera has an f/1.6 aperture. This allows 27% more light than the iPhone 11 Pro for better low light photos and videos. The iPhone 12 Pro also introduces Night Mode Portraits to maximize night mode quality. Both phones will capture masterpieces but if you’re looking to the capture adventures under the night sky, you have to go with the iPhone 12 Pro.

Summary
So there you have it! There’s no wrong choice. The iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro are both sleek, high-speed devices that excel industry-wide in display quality, performance and photography. If you want my two cents, I’d go with the iPhone 12 Pro for the best durability, photography, and the most powerful chip in a smartphone. You can get both phones on Unlocked Mobiles today for sim freedom, and fast delivery!

The Big Reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Series

The Big Reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Series

Samsung Mobile’s biggest launch of the year happened at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event on January 14 at 7am PT/ January 15th at 3am GMT. The new features and design of the premium flagship smartphone were announced globally, finally putting an end to the mass speculation from Android users everywhere. Did the reveal live up to the buzz? We certainly think so. We’ll break down everything you need to know about this year’s flagship Samsung smartphone.

 

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Samsung’s Promise
Samsung has promised that their new mobile technology will change the ordinary into the extraordinary. They posted this statement on their website following the release of the event date: “Over the past year, mobile technology has taken center stage in everyday life as people are working remotely and spending more time at home.The accelerated transition to a mobile-first world brings with it the need for devices that can transform everyday life into an extraordinary experience.” Samsung has committed to elevating the experience of remote work, with a special emphasis on life during the Covid-19 pandemic. With nearly 1/3 of people in the UK workforce continuing to work from home, this new flagship smartphone could change the game.

Mass Speculation
A quick teaser video on the Samsung Mobile Twitter page completely disrupted the tech community. The video has generated upward of 22 million views, as of January 8th, 2021. Mass speculation around the potential release of a new camera model has followed its release. You can watch the video for yourself here. Did the camera innovations on the S21 models live up to the hype? It certainly did for the Ultra variant.

The Best Camera on a Smartphone
The 2021 flagship smartphone comes in three versions- the Galaxy S21, the Galaxy S21+, and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Each variant has premium and advanced specs, however the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the ground-breaking camera release of the series. It hosts a 108MP primary camera with two 10MP telephone shooters (3X and 5X or 10X optical zoom) plus a 12MP ultra-wide lens with laser autofocus and Dual Pixel autofocus. Filming in an action- packed environment? The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has a Super Steady feature that softens bumps in fast-paced frames for smoother footage. The Samsung S21 Ultra also offers premiere 8K video filming and an 8K Video Snap feature that allows for crips screenshots within recordings. It’s picture perfect.

Cutting-Edge Design and Processor
Don’t let the cameras take all the spotlight, the new Galaxy S21 models also have cutting-edge durability and the fastest processor in a Samsung phone. The new flagships smartphones have a striking new design, featuring innovative protective durability and a bold contour-cut body. All S21 models are IP68-certified and designed to scratch less and provide display-wide drop- coverage with the toughest Gorilla Glass ever in a Galaxy smartphone. Not only is it durable, it is also fast. The S21 series has Galaxy’s fastest processor yet so you can quick and powerful function. With powerful and long-lasting batteries ranging from 4000mAh to 5000mAh, depending on model variant, you won’t need to worry about your battery life. Want to stay up-to- date with advancing mobile connectivity? The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is bringing 5G connectivity to the Galaxy family.

Want a Sim-Free, transparent, and cost-effective way to get Samsung’s advanced flagship smartphones? You can order the Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21+, and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra on Unlocked Mobiles today.

Samsung Galaxy A80 Now In Stock

Samsung Galaxy A80 Now In Stock

Order the Samsung Galaxy A80 Sim free and unlocked with revolutionary rotating triple camera.

Here’s 5 facts you need to know about Samsung’s revolutionary camera in a nutshell:

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1. The triple camera slides up and rotates so you can capture what’s happening in front and behind of you, meaning one camera captures all.
2. The built in slide and rotate camera module contains an 8MP Ultra wide camera, a 48 MP main camera and a 3D Depth camera.
3. The 48 megapixel camera helps shoot your image in a crisp, clear resolution perfect for vlogging and streaming your daily activities.
4. The 8 Megapixel ultra wide camera offers an incredible 123-degree field of vision, so you can capture as wide as the human eye can see, Live.
5. The 3D Depth camera Live Focus is now not only available on photos, but Video too. Live focus video lets you blur out distracting backgrounds in your videos to make your main subject come to life.

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Purchase the Samsung A80 today, and try out the revolutionary mobile photographic experience for yourself.

How to record the screen on your Apple iPhone in 6 easy steps

How to record the screen on your Apple iPhone in 6 easy steps

If you’ve ever wondered how people record and share their screen on their iPhone, whether it’s to remember an epic gaming session or store a memorable FaceTime session, let us help.

Follow these easy steps and you’ll be recording your screen like a pro:

First up you’ll need to set up your screen recorder shortcut:

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1. Head into the settings section of your iPhone
2. Find the Control Center in the settings menu, then tap into Customise Controls.
3. Locate Screen Recording in the More Controls section and tap the green arrow to its left. This will add it in your list of included apps.
4. Once you’ve completed this you will have a screen recorder shortcut in your control centre (the area that you see when you swipe up from the bottom of your home screen)

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5. Next you’ll need to select Screen recording by swiping up in your Control Center and clicking on the icon that is a white dot with a white circle around it. This is the screen recorder button.
6. Once selected, you’ll see a countdown in the circle, then the icon will turn red. Your screen is now recording!

Browse our selection of sim free iPhones today, available with UK and international delivery. Don’t forget to check out our As Good As New AGAN iPhones, that offer as new condition without the new price tag.

Preorder the Samsung Galaxy A80 with innovative popup rotating 48MP camera

Preorder the Samsung Galaxy A80 with innovative popup rotating 48MP camera

 

Here’s the specs at a glance:

  • Dimensions: 165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3 mm (6.50 x 3.01 x 0.37 in)
  • Weight” 220 g (7.76 oz)
  • Build: Front glass (Gorilla Glass 3), back glass (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~85.8% screen-to-body ratio) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density), Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Always-on display
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 618
  • Internal Memory: 128 GB, 8 GB RAM
  • Main Camera: Triple Popup rotating
  • 48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm
  • TOF 3D camera, f/1.2, 30mm
  • LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@480fps
  • Selfie Camera: Triple, Motorized pop-up rotating main camera module. LED flash, HDR
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps (gyro-EIS)
  • Audio: Loudspeaker, 3.5mm jack, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Dolby Atmos sound
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • NFC: Yes
  • Radio: FM radio
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3700 mAh battery, Fast battery charging 25W

Preorder the Samsung Galaxy A80 Sim Free today, with UK and international delivery, manufacturer warranty and the benefits of our customer service.

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