Posts Tagged ‘apple’

How to Take a Picture of the Moon with a Smartphone

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

iPhone 12 Pro


If you’ve ever tried to take a picture of the night sky with your smartphone, it’s pretty clear that the moon never looks as good in photos as it doesn’t in person. However with the increase of innovation in the tech industry, handset cameras are becoming more high quality. This means you don’t need to break the bank to get a high definition photograph. Whether you are on a romantic night out or hanging with friends at a beach bonfire, here are some tips to help you improve your photography and best capture your memories.


Night Sky Photography Tips:

  1. Clean your lens. Thumbprints can obstruct a good image so give your lens a wipe with a lint-free cloth before heading out.
  2. Steady your hand or use a tripod to ensure a clear image.
  3. Plan your timing. The moon is most visible as it is rising so try your luck at the beginning of the night.
  4. Pinch and zoom to frame and then make sure your flash is off.
  5. Want even more control over your quality? Download a specialized camera app. This will allow you to manually adjust things like ISO and shutter speed.
  6. Check if your phone has advanced photography features. Some handsets have a Night Mode in their camera settings that elevate camera performance.


Best Handset Cameras

Unlocked Mobiles carries the best handsets on the marketplace at industry competitive prices. But how do you narrow down your search to find the phones with the best cameras for your personal and professional use? If camera quality and ability is your number one priority when buying your new handset, I recommend checking out these Unlocked Mobiles Best Sellers:

  1. Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
  2. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
  3. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  4. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 20
  6. Sony Xperia 1
  7. Samsung Galaxy S10

Introducing The New iPhone 13 Series

Thursday, September 16th, 2021


Apple held its highly anticipated 2021 launch on Tuesday, September 14th. The event was led by Apple CEO, Tim Cook. The company announced the new flagship smartphone, alongside the new iPad and Apple Watch. Missed the lived stream? Our team at Unlocked Mobiles have captured the top product announcements and release dates so you don’t have to. Here are the 2021 Apple Launch highlights:


The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini

As expected, Apple announced its new iPhone 13 series. The iPhone 12 comes in several fresh colours with a brighter, better display. The new iPhones also introduce Apple’s A15 Bionic chip for improved performance and longer battery life. How does the iPhone 13 compare to the iPhone 12? They look pretty similar in terms of design and display. This biggest difference being the larger battery in the iPhone 13, which lasts up to an hour and a half longer than the iPhone 12. Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 lineup begin September 17th.


The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max introduced brighter (28% brighter than the iPhone 12 Pro). The handset is also more durable thanks to a new ceramic shield durability to prevent cracked screens. Apple is adding massive storage capabilities to the iPhone 13 Pro, with a new 1 terabyte option. Focused on getting the perfect picture?Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro has a 77mm telephoto lens to do 3x macro shots.


The New iPad and iPad Mini
Apple showcased the new iPad and iPad Mini models. The 10.2-inch iPad received an upgrade to the A13 Bionic processor, 1st Gen Apple Pencil support, and fastly improved 12MP cameras on the front and the back. Meanwhile, the new iPad Mini introduces a bigger screen and four colours. It has USB Type-C (not lightning,) 2nd Gen Apple Pencil support, 5G, TouchID, and improved 12MP cameras on both the front and the back.


The Apple Watch Series 7
The Watch Series 7 won’t ship until later this fall but you can pre-order it now. It has 33% more charging capabilities with slimmer bezels, measuring just 1.7mm, and a larger screen. It is 20% bigger and 40% thinner than the Series 6. You can choose from the 41mm and 45mm sizes.


iOS 15
Perhaps one of the biggest innovations was the release of iOS 15. Apple announced iOS 15 will become available on September 20. It will come with a privacy dashboard that will help you manage the permissions you’ve granted on your iPhone, including a new email feature, which will prevent marketers from being able to record your IP address and other data each time you open an email. This is a big win in the war for internet user privacy. Excited about the new Apple buzz? Stay tuned with Unlocked Mobiles for exclusive deals on Apple products.



Tuesday, April 27th, 2021



In honour of our 15th Anniversary, our team at Unlocked Mobiles want to thank our loyal customers with £50 off our highest demand products. That’s up to 50% off the most innovative handsets in the industry. Here at Unlocked Mobiles we offer the most popular handsets at affordable, competitive rates. Get the highest quality brands like the Samsung Galaxy or Apple iPhone for the best price for quality on the internet. Simply use the code: UNLOCKEDMOBILES50 at checkout to get major savings!
Our dedicated team at Unlocked Mobiles are hoping to continue to grow and advance for another 15 years of service. 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. 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 and get £50 off your purchase. This offer includes:


iPhone 11 128GB Green

iPhone 7 32GB

iPhone 7 Plus Space

iPhone 8 64GB

iPhone 8 256GB

iPhone XS Max 64GB S

iPhone XR 64GB Black

iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple AirPods



• Samsung J3 2016

• Samsung S10 Green 12

• Samsung S10 Plus Black

Samsung A80 Black

Samsung A80 White

Samsung A20E Black

Samsung A5 2016 GL

Samsung J1 2016 GL

Samsung S8 Gold

Samsung S8 Pink

Samsung Note 8 Black

Samsung S10 White 12

Samsung S10 Plus White

Samsung A20E Coral

Samsung A40 Black

Samsung A40 Blue

Samsung J7 2017 Blue

Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung A9 Black


BlackBerry DTEK60



PIXEL 2 White 128GB


PIXEL 3A White

PIXEL 3 Pink

PIXEL 3 XL Black

PIXEL 4 XL White 128



Tuesday, April 27th, 2021


To celebrate Earth Day this year, Unlocked Mobiles is offering £100 vouchers for all our our refurbished Apple smartphones. That’s up to 50% off all AGAN Apple handsets. Here at Unlocked Mobiles we only sell Grade A refurbished handsets so you get quality as good as new products at an affordable price. Simply use the code: EARTH100 at checkout to get major savings!

This offer includes:

• iPhone 7 Plus 128GB 

• iPhone 7 32GB Black

• iPhone 7 128GB Black 

• iPhone 8 64GB SG

• iPhone 8 Plus 64GB S

 iPhone 8 Plus 256GB

Protect the Earth Through Buying Refurbished

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). So join the movement! Shop refurbished today and get £100 off your purchase. Put money back into your pocket, all while fighting against e-waste pollution.


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

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

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:

record iphone screen

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)

record iphone screen

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.


iPhone X for only £630

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

If you want one the best mobile phones on the market and are looking to get the best price, look no further than the iPhone X from our AS GOOD AS NEW range, powered by AGAN Tech ®.

The iPhone X features Face detection and one of the fastest chips and best camera’s ever seen on a smartphone. You also get to enjoy the ease of iOS and the added value to iPhone APP store offers its users


At only £630 inc vat, a brand new condition iPhone X is a great deal. Use any sim card as this device is fully unlocked. You also get a 12 month warranty on the device and can also select our introductory free month of free insurance. Buy your iPhone X Sim Free from Unlocked Mobiles.


Fill your stocking with an iPhone 8 Sim free for just £27 a month

Thursday, December 6th, 2018


Is a new iPhone at the top of a special someone’s Christmas list but you’re looking to make December a little more affordable? It’s time to check out our monthly finance deal.

Throughout December you’ll get the iPhone 8 Unlocked, Sim Free for just £27 a month with no upfront fee. You’ll still get the same excellent SIM free package, but you’ll be able to choose your monthly payments.

To take advantage of our finance payment option, click on the ‘pay monthly’ tab on the product page and move the slider bar to the monthly fee that best fits your budget.

To add even more options, you can add on a SIM deal to your handset from a huge range of network deals and options and score yourself some cash back benefits too.

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Here’s the Specifications at a glance for the iPhone 8:

  • 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
  • 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 today, available with UK and International Delivery.


Get the iPhone XR Sim Free for £37 a month?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

The Apple iPhone XR has proven a popular addition to the iPhone X family, thanks to the affordable price tag, the A12 Bionic, and Apple’s next-generation Neural Engine, delivering incredible performance.

If you want in on the action without splashing out hundreds in one go, it’s time to check out our finance option.

Want to know how? It’s simple:

1. Click here to visit the Apple iPhone XR homepage.

2. Scroll to the How to pay for your phone section

3. Click on the ‘Monthly’ tab

4. Move the slider to choose the best fit for your budget.

iPhone xr pay monthly finance

All our handests are sim free, meaning you can use your current sim card. But, don’t forget you can check out the Sim Card deals we have on offer too  if you want to switch up your provider.


iOS 12 Group FaceTime coming this Autumn

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Apple have finally released the feature we’ve all been asking for; Group FaceTime. Google Hangouts and Skype have offered it for years, but the latest FaceTime updates will allow you to chat to up to a whopping 32 participants at once.

ios12 group face time

The best news is that Group FaceTime is relatively easy to use. You’ll even be able to you go directly from a group chat to a group FaceTime in the Messages app.

A carousel along the bottom shows all of the FaceTime participants, while those talking are brought into the majority of the screen. Individual windows can be brought full-screen as well.

The much-coveted feature has been seen throughout the iOS12 beta, but Apple have chosen to delay general release until later in the Autumn.

Order the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR to enjoy iOS 12 straight out of the box.



How to set up your Memoji (Me-emoji) on your new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Have you ordered your new iPhone XS or XS Max? It’s time to upgrade your virtual self with the new and improved Memojis from Apple.

That front-facing camera does a few things, including letting you unlock your phone with your face, take selfies and use Memoji.

The Memojis work in the same way as last years Animoji, expect you’re given a wider range of characters, including a fully customisable version of yourself. Together, the A12 Bionic and TrueDepth camera track more than 50 facial muscles to make Memoji that move and react like you.

Using the front-facing camera, moves like you, too.

Make sure your iOS is updated to iOS 12.

Load up messages. The Memjoi app is right in at the top of your keyboard strip.


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You’ll be presented with a list of Apple-designed emoji you can control with your face. But if you’re looking to make a custom Memoji, you’ll need to scroll all the way to the left and tap the “new Memoji” button.

Then simply get creating:


If you’re a Samsung user, don’t worry you wont miss out. Check out our latest blog on how to turn yourself into your favourite Disney Character.



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