Review of the week in mobile

Review of the week in mobile

Lewis Curdie  51 minutes ago

A little earlier than usual, but I’m penning the Review of the week in mobile then going for a 24-hour sleep before Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 gets underway. Tomorrow alone we have the Samsung Galaxy S6 launch and HTC One M9 launch.

Predictably this week, every second story was about one of those two smartphone juggernauts, but there was a sprinkle of non-MWC news here and there, too.

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HP Slatebook x2 10in laptop/tablet hybrid, £149.97 delivered @ saveonlaptops

HP Slatebook x2 10in laptop/tablet hybrid, £149.97 delivered @ saveonlaptops

Lewis Curdie  1 hour ago

Is the HP Slatebook x2 10 a touchscreen Android laptop? A tablet with a detachable keyboard? Both, really! And it’s currently on offer over at saveonlaptops.

Specifically, you can grab the HP Slatebook x2 10 for £149.97, no questions asked, no discount codes required.

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Unlimited minutes & texts, 3GB data, £3.99PM for 2 months (usually £14.99), £10 Pizza Express Gift Card @ The People’s Operator

Unlimited minutes & texts, 3GB data, £3.99PM for 2 months (usually £14.99), £10 Pizza Express Gift Card @ The People’s Operator

Lewis Curdie  2 hours ago

If you find yourself in contract limbo, or generally roll casually from month to month, this SIM only deal might be of interest.

The People’s Operator is offering unlimited minutes and texts, and 3GB data, for £3.99PM for the first 2 months. It’s usually £14.99 (so you're saving £22), but you can cancel before the higher price kicks in.

Even better, there’s FREE PIZZA! in the form a £10 Pizza Express Gift Card.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, black or white, £99 delivered (was £159) @ Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, black or white, £99 delivered (was £159) @ Samsung

Lewis Curdie  3 hours ago

Samsung is currently having a limited time Blue Box Event over on its virtual store, with savings aplenty on smartphones and tablets.

One particular highlight is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, down from £159 to just £99 – that’s £60 off! Not too shabby.

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LG G Pad 7.0, 8GB, £63.99 delivered with discount code @ Rakuten

LG G Pad 7.0, 8GB, £63.99 delivered with discount code @ Rakuten

Lewis Curdie  4 hours ago

Expansys on Rakuten is generally a good place to pick up a sweet deal, such as the LG G Pad 7.0 for £73.99.

But wait! Using discount code FEB15%OFF you can bring the price down to an even sweeter £63.99.

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Motorola Moto G, now just £59 in-store @ Asda

Motorola Moto G, now just £59 in-store @ Asda

Lewis Curdie  18 hours ago

This deal might be specific to certain stores (spotted in Boldon, initially), but you might fancy popping your head into your local Asda to see if you can find the first-gen Motorola Moto G for just £59.

We thought this was a great deal a few days ago at £79. Obviously chopping a further 25% off is more than welcome!

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HTC One M9 specs reaffirmed in GFXBench benchmark

HTC One M9 specs reaffirmed in GFXBench benchmark

Lewis Curdie  21 hours ago

In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock, we’re expecting the launch of not one but two major smartphone flagships this Sunday, namely the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9.

Specs for the latter have popped up in benchmark format, pretty much jiving with what we’ve been hearing of late. But hey, that’s not necessarily a bad thing!

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SanDisk 128GB class 10 microSD card, £54.99 delivered (ends at midnight) @ Amazon

SanDisk 128GB class 10 microSD card, £54.99 delivered (ends at midnight) @ Amazon

Lewis Curdie  23 hours ago

The RRP for the beastly SanDisk 128GB class 10 microSD card is sure to raise a few eyebrows, at a whopping £122.44.

But wait! What’s this? Amazon has more than halved the price, bringing the SanDisk 128GB class 10 microSD card down to a significantly sexier £54.99.

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Daily free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of the best free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!

Dude, seriously, WHAT A COLLECTION of free and discounted apps we have today. I've had to extend the quota from the usual nine to a full dirty dozen, encompassing games, apps for runners, cookery apps, a highly-rated app for pregnant ladies, an interactive story for kids, and even a "mindmapper". Full selection below!

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Samsung Galaxy S6 press shot leaked: is this the real deal with Six Appeal?

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

The Samsung Galaxy S6 launch is now just over 48 hours away, but the leaks keep a-coming, and we just keep wetting our pants with excitement! Wait; did I just say that out loud?

In the latest Samsung Galaxy S6 leak, we’re getting a peek at a purported Galaxy S6 press shot, though we’re not 100% sure it’s entirely legit. Or is it?

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Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Moto E 2014: eight ways the new guy excels

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

Yesterday I took an in-depth look at the Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE, concluding (*spoiler alert*) that – since the phones are remarkably similar – it’s very much a case of battery life vs. HD resolution and rear camera flash.

Here I’m studying the Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Moto E 2014. With the first-gen Moto E recently popping up for just £30 at Asda, is it worth paying £109 for the Moto E 2015?

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£20 off Vodafone contract handset with upfront cost over £20 using voucher code @ Mobiles.co.uk

£20 off Vodafone contract handset with upfront cost over £20 using voucher code @ Mobiles.co.uk

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

If you’ve been perusing Vodafone contract deals at Mobiles.co.uk, hold on a gosh darned minute before you do anything crazy.

Using voucher code 4GVODA20, you can knock £20 off the cost of any Vodafone contract handset with an upfront cost of £20 or more. That’s two crisp £10 notes earmarked instead for the pub.

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Chinese smartphone maker to build the next Nexus? (Updated)

Chinese smartphone maker to build the next Nexus? (Updated)

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

Over the years we’ve seen various big names take the Nexus reins: HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Asus… But Google might be considering a change of pace with the next Nexus smartphone.

Imagine, in the not too distant future, a Nexus smartphone made by one of the lesser-known (in the west), Chinese manufacturers.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 preloaded apps list revealed

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

One of the aspects of the Samsung Galaxy S6 we’re most looking forward to is the notion of Nexus 6-level stockness, with many apps being downloadable rather than preloaded, and TouchWiz resultantly being “amazingly fast”.

On that note, we now have a full list of the apps that’ll be preloaded on the Samsung Galaxy S6, and it doesn’t look too bad at all.

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Free PAYG SIM with £10.50 credit @ The People’s Operator

Free PAYG SIM with £10.50 credit @ The People’s Operator

Lewis Curdie  Yesterday

Using promotional code SUPER you can grab this People’s Operator PAYG SIM with £10.50 credit for free, usually £10. The allowance includes 1,000 minutes, 1,000 texts and 1GB data.

As an added bonus, The People’s Operator will double your first top-up. Delish!

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Best UK SIM only deals

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Updated February 26, 2015: Awesome Vodafone SIM only cashback - up to £120! O2 is offering two months free on certain 12-month SIM only deals! TalkTalk has reversed its half price deals, so the ones that were full price are half price, and the ones that were half price are full price (?!?!). EE now wants at least £18.99 on a 30-day SIM only contract, and the data allowances have been butchered (mostly halved) across the board. EE cashback eases the pain somewhat, but it's goodbye to 2-for-1 cinema and pizza.

We’ve checked out some of the best UK SIM only deals from time to time, most recently in the appropriately titled feature Seven of the best UK SIM only deals.

Here we’re drilling deeper, right to the core, highlighting the best UK SIM only deals for particular users – whether you’re a talker or a browser, and showing how the best deals compare to, well, all the SIM only deals - over 100 of them. Oh, and don't forget your delicious cashback!

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Motorola Moto G 4G LTE, Vodafone PAYG upgrade, £89.99 delivered @ Carphone Warehouse

Motorola Moto G 4G LTE, Vodafone PAYG upgrade, £89.99 delivered @ Carphone Warehouse

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

The Motorola Moto G 4G LTE for £99 at Tesco Direct remains one of the finest deals in mobile, but if you’re eligible for a Vodafone PAYG upgrade at Carphone Warehouse, you can save a further £9.01.

Yep, that’s £89.99 for a brand new Motorola Moto G 4G LTE, in black, on Vodafone PAYG – no top-up required.

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Daily free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of the best free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!

Observation: Assuming you grabbed one free app per day worth 99p, that'd be almost £365 over the course of the year. Heck, today, Printer Pro alone is worth £4.99. Currently? FREE!

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge pictured alongside Galaxy S6: Edge displays not so edgy?

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge pictured alongside Galaxy S6: Edge displays not so edgy?

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Just when we thought we knew everything there was to know about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, a last-minute leak suggests the phone won’t be quite as edgy as last year’s Galaxy Note Edge.

Rather than having two additional Edge displays – left and right, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge might function with what's essentially one large, curved display.

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Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Last night saw the Motorola Moto E 2015 launch, and in the linked article I predictably compared the phone to the first-gen Moto E (the new one is loads better); and also the Motorola Moto G 4G LTE, since the Moto E 2015 will be priced similarly.

Here I’m taking a bit more time to focus on the Motorola Moto E 2015 vs. Motorola Moto G 4G LTE, asking: which is the better buy if you have a spare £109 lying around?

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