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  • Mobile Phones with the best battery life

    When purchasing a mobile phone, most people consider the battery life to be one of the most important factors to determine, whether they make the transaction or not.

    With the majority of mobile phones, you would most probably have to charge them every day. However, if you like streaming music and browsing the internet during the day, not to mention watching videos on the commute home from work, then it’s difficult to charge your phone. if you're regularly having to carry a battery pack just to make your phone battery last through the afternoon, then your phone quickly begins to lose its so-called 'smartness' and becomes just another chore to add to your to-do-list.

    A good indication of how much power you're likely to get out of your phone's battery is to look at its overall capacity, which is rated in mAh. The higher the mAh rating, the bigger the battery, therefore mobile phones with bigger mAh capacities should, in most cases, last longer. However, you also need to take into account the other factors such as screen brightness and resolution as they also play a big part in how quickly the battery is drained.

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  • Apple iPhone 5 vs Apple iPhone 5C

    iphone 5 vs iphone 5cApple iPhone 5 and Apple iPhone 5C handsets are not too different from one another. Both devices have 4 inch retina displays, Apple A6 processors and they both use iOS 7 mobile operating system.

    Since Apple has discontinued the iPhone 5 following the launch of the iPhone 5C, there will inevitably be more confusion from customers, as to whether they should upgrade or not.

    Design:

    Although the Apple iPhone 5C and Apple iPhone 5 are quite similar devices in terms of specifications, however, they are very different when it comes to design.
    The Apple iPhone 5, much like the Apple iPhone 5S, features a chiselled aluminium casing paired with glass inlets, which makes the handset look and feel like a premium device. The Apple iPhone 5 was only available in only two colours, black and white. The Apple iPhone 5C has a unibody polycarbonate casing, which has led some to grade the handset as ‘plastic’ and ‘cheap’ with the phone available in green, blue, yellow, pink and white.
    The Apple iPhone 5C is a bit chunkier than Apple iPhone 5, measuring 8.9mm thick compared to 7.6mm. This is not a bad thing, as the added bulk offers a reassuringly solid feel when the phone is held in the hand.
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  • How to force restart the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

    iphone 7 7 plusThe new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may appear to be similar in appearance as their predecessors, but one fairly subtle design change is quite radical for Apple - the signature home key is not clickable anymore.

    The physical home key we've become accustomed to (since the very first iPhone), is now of the trendy capacitive variety, with a new Taptic Engine, which provides the needed vibration feedback so that the key doesn't feel like a touchpad.

    As a result of this new feature, how are we supposed to do the last-ditch reboot and reset effort that is sometimes required on every handset, including the iPhones?

    Before this change, all we had to do was simply hold the home key and power button to force reboot the phone when everything else failed, but now there is no click to be registered and the capacitive key has to be powered to work.

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  • How to choose a mobile phone to buy

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    Mobile phone prices vary in cost from around £70 to more than £600. If an individual pays around £500, then they’ll be able to purchase a top-of-the-range model, with a large, colourful screen. It will have all the latest features, inclusive of a decent camera, fingerprint sensor, and some may even have a heart-rate monitor.

    If you’re looking around the £400 price range mobile phone, then the phone will have a good screen, long battery life, and a decent camera. The phone won’t have the additional features, such as fingerprint sensor, but it’s more likely to have a plastic finish rather than a sleek metal casing.

    At the £200 mark price range, an individual will be able to acquire a phone that will be able to handle daily tasks, such as web browsing, running Google searches and taking phone calls, however, it may struggle to smoothly run the latest, most-demanding apps, and will most likely be made of plastic. 

    If you’re looking for the cheapest option available, then it’s recommended to spend at least £100 to avoid ending up with a useless device. 

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  • Sony Xperia X Compact Review

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    Sony Xperia X Compact is one of many in the line of slim handsets created by the Japanese brand, allowing power to be compacted into a smaller, more convenient phone.

    Sony Xperia X Compact is a small phone with a 4.6 inch display. It’s available in pale blue, silver and black. It’s built from plastic, which makes grease and fingerprints easily identifiable. The squared, boxy design gives it a stylish, sleek look. The handset is thick, however, along with the overall dinky size, it is easy to hold in one hand. You are able to use the phone and its functions, from one side of the 4.6-inch screen to the other without any issues.

    Included with this device, is 32GB of onboard storage, expandable by microSD, and a set of decent front-firing speakers. Volume is loud, if a little sharp, but it’s great for alarms and YouTube videos. Call quality is brilliant, with the mics picking up voice clearly, even in testing surroundings.

    The fact that it’s made of plastic does at least make the phone feel durable, so it will mostly be protected from dents and scratches, but you can buy a cover for it to make it look better and personalise it.

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  • 5 Best Cheap Mobile Phones 2016

    Although devices such as Apple iPhone 6S, LG G5, and Samsung Galaxy S7 are dominating the headlines worldwide, it is also important to check out phones, which don’t cost as much, but are of good quality too.

    Unfortunately, owning a top of the range, smart phone isn’t exactly within everyone’s capability. And most of them are mostly bought on expensive monthly contract deals. You could, however, buy a cheap smart phone, with some of the features of the most prominent flagship devices. In this list we have chosen some of our favourite, low budget smart phones that cost under £200.

    1. Motorola Moto G4
    • Weight: 155g
    • Dimensions: 153 x 76.6 x 9.8mm
    • OS: Android 6
    • Screen size:5.5-inch
    • Resolution: 1080 x 1920
    • CPU: Snapdragon 617
    • RAM: 2GB |Storage: 16GB/32GB
    • Battery: 3000mAh
    • Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera:5MP
    • Bright Full HD display

    One of the best super cheap smart phones available, is the Moto G4. Motorola has upgraded this device with some great features.

    The Moto G4 has an impressive 5.5inch full HD display, and weighs just 155g. It has brilliant dual camera features to take bright clear snaps. It has a 13 MP rear camera and 5MP front camera to take selfies. It is remarkably powerful and runs on Android. Unfortunately, there’s no NFC or customisable options as there are with other Motorola handsets, however it’s still a pretty cool device,  and all for just under £200.

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  • Google Pixel XL Review

    pixel vs pixel xlGoogle Pixel XL coming in at £719 (32 GB) and £819 (128GB). The phone will release on October 20.

    The Google Pixel XL build is a mixture of aluminium and glass, and looks very similar to 2015’s HTC One A9. The Pixel design isn’t too attractive, as the large bezels on the front seem somewhat pointless unless they’re hiding stereo speakers, and chamfered edges are a design trait that some of the older handsets have. The two-tone glass and metal back is not too attractive either.

    The 5.5-inch Pixel XL comes with a quad-HD, 2,560 x 1,440 AMOLED panel, which is almost the same as the Nexus 6P from 2015 but 0.2-inches smaller, and the current standard for a flagship phone.

    The regular Pixel has a 5-inch offering, which should have 1080p resolution. That's slightly smaller than the outgoing Nexus 5X and one of the dinkier Android phones on the market.

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  • Google Pixel Review

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    Key Features:

    • 5-inch, 1080p display
    • Snapdragon 821
    • 4GB RAM
    • 32 or 128GB storage
    • Android 7.1
    • Google Assistant
    • Pixel Launcher
    • 12MP and 8MP cameras w/ OIS
    • USB-C and fast charging
    • 2,770 mAh
    • Headphone jack...
    • Daydream VR ready

    The much anticipated Google Pixel has arrived. The 5 inch device, with its dual functioning camera is actually quite attractive. Whereas last year the LG Nexus 5X took a clear mid-range position, the 5-inch screen toting Pixel takes mostly all the high-end features from the XL and simply offers them in a smaller body.

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  • How to fix iOS 10 common problems

    ios-10If your iPhone and iPad update has run into a number of issues, then don't panic as there are many ways to fix them. It’s important to understand that there are both intentional changes by Apple that need to be remedied for some users, and unintentional setbacks due to bad code that we can help alleviate. It just takes some iOS 10 troubleshooting.

    How to fix iOS 10.0.2 problems

    Apple has released an update to iOS 10, known as iOS 10.0.2, and while this addresses a number of problems we discuss in this page, there are a number of problems still plaguing iOS 10 users.

    If you still experience low battery life, flaky bluetooth and unreliable Wi-Fi connections with iOS 10.0.2, continue reading to find the solution to your iOS 10.0.2 problems.

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  • How to backup your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch?

    One of the most straightforward ways of backing up your iPhone or iPad is by using iTunes to create an iPhone backup.

    Firstly, plug your Apple iPhone into your computer and open up iTunes. From there, select File > Devices > Transfer Purchases. 

    This will save all of the content you've bought from the App Store or iTunes Store on your computer.

    Automatically back up your iPhone with iTunes

    The good news is that every time you plug your iPhone, iPod or iPad into your Mac or PC using the supplied USB cable – or even passed through via a connection on another piece of hardware, such as a speaker dock – your iPhone is backed up quickly and automatically.

    How to perform a manual iPhone backup

    If you're feeling a bit paranoid or, you need to force an Apple iPhone backup since you know you're about to migrate your data to a new device or install a new version of iOS – then right-click on your Apple iPhone in iTunes' Source pane and choose back up from the contextual menu.

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