Three-quarters of UK adults own a smartphone

Three-quarters of UK adults own a smartphone
We all know smartphones are an essential feature of modern life, but a fascinating new study has shed light on quite how ubiquitous and important they've become.According to Ofcom's new Communications Market Report, more than three-quarters of adults in the UK now have a smartphone.This makes them the most widely owned web-enabled devices in the country, ahead of the likes of tablets and desktop PCs.Figures…

Are smartphones getting pricier?

Are smartphones getting pricier?
A high-end smartphone has never come cheap. An all-singing, all-dancing mobile device is expensive to design and build, so understandably, the manufacturer is quite keen to make a reasonable profit on their latest offering. But it's certainly true to say that smartphones have become more expensive in the last few years. Indeed, recent figures from market research specialist GfK show that the value of the…

Apple iPhone 8 to be available in monochrome options

Apple iPhone 8 to be available in monochrome options
The excitement around the upcoming Apple iPhone 8 is fuelled partly by the intense secrecy around the product. Apple is great at building up anticipation by keeping its cards very close to its chest when it's gearing up for a new product launch. But that doesn't mean the odd snippet of information doesn't sometimes leak out, and Apple aficionados have been lapping up any tidbit…

How good is the Nokia 5?

How good is the Nokia 5?
Anyone who experienced the early days of the mobile phone will fondly remember the Nokia brand. Its handsets were great to use, durable - and of course, they included the brilliant game Snake if you had a few minutes of boredom to pass (who are we kidding, sometimes hours went by playing that). This nostalgia was part of the reason behind the huge buzz when…

Two-thirds of kids own a smartphone

Two-thirds of kids own a smartphone
Smartphones are ubiquitous in the modern world. We just can't live without them, it seems, and spending a day free of texting, checking Facebook on the move or Snapchatting seems utterly unthinkable. But it's not just us grown-ups who feel that way. According to a new study by Halifax, 67 per cent of eight to 15-year-olds now own a smartphone. Even at the lower end…

Consumers ‘happy to pay more for their smartphone’

Consumers ‘happy to pay more for their smartphone’
Are you a firm believer that you get what you pay for? That if you pay top dollar you will get a better outcome? If so, you are far from alone, as a new report has said people are becoming increasingly willing to pay premium prices for smartphones. In fact, figures from market research specialist GfK have revealed that rising average sales prices have led…

Which phones have the best speakers?

Which phones have the best speakers?
If you're a music fan, finding the right smartphone that lets you hear your favourite artists at their best isn't easy. After all, the quality of onboard speakers is extremely variable, with lots of manufacturers simply not paying too much attention to the actual fidelity of sound they offer. This is frustrating for music lovers, as even a great record can sound underwhelming if it's…

Samsung to unveil new Galaxy smartphone next month

Samsung to unveil new Galaxy smartphone next month
Samsung has confirmed it is to unveil its latest Galaxy smartphone on August 23rd. According to the manufacturer, it will be "the ultimate multi-tasking device for those who want to do bigger things with their phone". Samsung also describes its new product as a "highly anticipated addition to the Galaxy roster". The phone has been "specifically designed for people who move through barriers to do…