Huawei incentives more developers to use Huawei Mobile Services with competition to win to $20,000 USD

The long term success of Huawei phones is going to be dependant on them making Huawei Mobile Services a viable alternative to Google Play Store. At the moment, it is OK, and getting better, but has a long way to go. Instead, you need to sideload app or going through a frustrating process of installing … Read more

MediaTek Helio G25 vs G35 vs P35 – Mediatek rebranding a two-year-old chipset again, passing them off as a new budget gaming chipsets

Mediatek love to release new chipsets, it’s probably a monthly affair, sometimes it feels like it is weekly. To achieve such a technological feat, they have to cut a few corners here and there. They have genuinely launched some impressive chipsets this year, some of which could offer serious competition to Qualcomm. However, to achieve … Read more

Realme C11 Launched – Cortex A53 based 12nm MediaTek Helio G35 scores 100k+ in Antutu. Phone costs just £82 for 2GB/32GB (in Malaysia)

Today Realme announced their most affordable phone for 2020, the Realme C11. The phone launched in Malaysia, and there is no word on UK or EU availability yet. However, they have been launching most of their devices here, so I would expect it to land sooner or later. MediaTek Helio G35 Chipset The Realme C11 … Read more

Does a VPN Make Your Internet Faster?

The popularity of VPNs has increased significantly in the last few years. There are thousands of available VPN options out there and it’s getting harder and harder to choose a solid provider. Companies like CyberGhost, Nord VPN, AVG and many others are in the race for the most popular VPN. And while the AVG VPN … Read more

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8 Essential Things Every PC Gamer Should Have

Do you know what the main difference between console gamers and PC gamers is? The number of accessories they have. When you play on console, all you need is a TV, sofa and fully-charged controller. But playing on PC is something completely different, especially if you’re a pro. A kick-ass computer is not enough. You … Read more

Is it Safe to Buy a Refurbished Phone?

When looking through the best iPhone deals, you’ll notice that refurbished phones are significantly cheaper than buying a brand new phone. But you may be wondering if the cheap price is worth the risk of buying what is essentially a second hand device. The short answer to this question is that yes, it is safe … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 – Will use Snapdragon 865+ in US & Exynos 992 in EU

While the headline may not be all that surprising, last year there was lots of speculation about what the Samsung Note 10 would use. Leaks confirmed that the Note 10 would feature a new Exynos 9825 chipset offering a more power-efficient fabrication process to the Exynos 9820, however, it was also expected that the US … Read more

Elka Model-T Pro Electric Scooter Review – Shows potential against Xiaomi Mi M365

[Update] My review sample arrived with a damaged throttle. The scooter worked ok for a while, just a loose and temperamental throttle. I gave Elka the benefit of the doubt and assumed it was damaged in shipping and they would fix it. Sadly Elka decided not to respond to my emails and never fixed it. … Read more

More large price hikes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 compared to Snapdragon 865 expected

Each year the cost of flagship phones goes up at a higher rate than inflation. An extreme example would be the OnePlus One launch price of just $299 and the lowest priced OnePlus 8 is $699/£599. With the roll-out of 5G these price increases seem to have accelerated, this year flagship phones have pushed comfortably … Read more

Realme Watch Review – A bargain at £50 but the app lacks the depth of data compared to Huawei & Honor

Realme have been expanding their affordable options away from just smartphones, like the superb Realme 6, and introduced their wearables to the UK market for the first time. At just £50, the Realme Watch is the most affordable smartwatch on the market from a major brand offering a similar feature set to many fitness bands … Read more

AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT vs 3600X vs Intel Core i5-10600K & i7-10700K Geekbench shows impressive gains compared to Intel & the older 3600X

The new AMD 3000XT range of CPUs launches on 7/7/2020 offering improved boost frequencies over the older models and higher prices. AMD 3000XT CPUs – Prices and Specification vs AMD 3000X CPUs The three new chipsets include: AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT offering a 100Mhz improvement in the turbo frequency. Official RRP of $249 – likely … Read more

GameSir F4 Falcon Mobile Gaming Controller Review – Physical shoulder buttons for your phone with universally compatibility & no app or pairing.

GameSir are a popular gaming peripheral brand that offers a product range a little more varied than your usual keyboard and mouse options. In my most recent review, the AimSwitch VX2 turned out to be a surprisingly good solution for console gaming, offering you the ability to use keyboard and mouse for the Nintendo Switch … Read more

Synology D9220+ vs DS420+ vs DS918+ vs DS418play – New faster NAS solutions coming with DDR4 & NVMe support (now with DS720+)

[Update 27-May-2020] The DS420+ and DS720+ have now been maid official and are available now. Synology recently launched their new affordable  Synology DS220j which offers a significant performant bump from the DS218j thanks to the move from the dual-core Marvell Armada 385 chipset to the Realtek RTD1296 chipset. They are now preparing for the launch … Read more

Huawei P40 Lite 5G vs Oppo Find X2 Lite – HiSilicon Kirin 820 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Comparison & benchmarks on affordable 5G phones in the UK

In the past year, both Huawei and Honor have been reusing their old Kirin 710 chipset for their affordable phones, allowing them to bypass the restrictions placed upon them by the US in regards to Google. . This led to a lot of samey phones; there was very little difference between the Huawei P30 Lite, … Read more

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