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

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021


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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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

Monday, January 25th, 2021

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.


Spread the cost of your Christmas Presents with an Unlocked, Sim Free iPhone from £21 a month

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018


Are you or a loved one hoping to find an Unlocked, Sim Free iPhone in the Christmas stocking this year, but you don’t want the outright cost? Check out our latest unlocked pay monthly deals.

All iPhones purchased in December 2018 will come with a 2-year warranty as an added bonus*. That’s 12 months more than you’d get from the Apple.

iPhone 7:

32GB from £21.02 with no upfront fee
128GB from £25.41 with no upfront fee

iPhone 7 Plus:

32GB from £26.38 with no upfront fee
128GB from £30.77 with no upfront fee

iPhone 8:

64GB from £27.47 with no upfront fee
256GB from £34.07 with no upfront fee

iPhone 8 Plus:

64GB from £32.42 with no upfront fee
256GB from £39.01 with no upfront fee

iPhone 6S:

32GB from £14.84

Don’t forget to add a free sim deal to your order to take advantage of our cash back offers. Set up is simple and you’ll be able to keep your existing number.


* UK customers only. Purchases made between 1st Dec-31st Dec 2018. On selected models. Final 12 months warranty will be covered by ULM.


Why buy a Sim Free Mobile Phone?

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

For the first time in mobile history, the purchasing of Sim Free handsets is becoming as, if not more, popular than buying a handset on a mobile contract. Here’s the low-down on Sim Free purchasing and why it could save you money and provide you with the flexibility with your tech, that keeps you up to date.

What is a SIM?

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Put simply, a SIM card (also known as a subscriber identity module) is a small piece of circuitry that slots inside your phone and connects you to a specific network. It also provides you with your unique phone number so that you can make calls, send texts and connect to the internet.

What is SIM-free?

Sim-free simply means that you buy any phone of your choice without a Sim card in the package. The Sim-free handsets that we sell on Unlocked-Mobiles are sim-free unlocked, which means they can work on absolutely any network of your choice. Consequently, you are free from any contract and commitment and able to choose any Sim Only or contract network deal that suits you best.

Why buy Sim-free?

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When purchasing a handset from us, you are buying your mobile outright with a one off payment. This makes us an excellent choice for those looking to reduce their monthly outgoings, as you aren’t paying for your hardware on top of your monthly allowance costs for a further one to two years.

Many SIM free phones may appear much more expensive than phones sold on contract. However it is important to remember that whilst the networks want you to think your handset is ‘free’ with your airtime, they are in fact spreading the cost of the phone across your monthly bill for the full length of your contract. This may reduce your initial up-front expenses, but you often end up paying more for the handset in the long run.

Enjoy your freedom with Sim-free handsets.

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Buying a Sim-free handset also provides a less restrictive way of managing your monthly outgoings. All major networks now offer extremely competitive Sim only plans. Most of these are monthly rolling deals, allowing you to cancel or change the package without being tied to lengthy 12/24 month contract.

It is important to remember that most Sim-only deals also offer the consumer a higher airtime allowance than their handset contract counterparts, meaning you are less likely to go over your monthly spend and face additional charges.

Say up to date with the latest releases.

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Sim Free purchasing is also a perfect choice for those who like to stay up to date with the latest tech releases. When bought on a contract, you have to wait until that contract ends to receive a new handset, which can be up to 2 years. Buying your handset sim-free allows you to purchase the latest releases the second they are announced, without having to pay a weighty early termination fee to the networks.

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