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By May 19, 2015 Read More →

Unboxing Archos 80b Helium 4G

vlcsnap-2015-05-17-23h23m31s250Gareth takes a look at a the £135 low end tablet from Archos. This variant of the 80 combines dual SIM with with a modest 1.2ghz Quad core processor and a striking 8″ IPS display.

Stay connected anywhere thanks to built-in 4G LTE
8” multitouch screen with IPS technology
Quad core CPU @1.5 GHz
Built-in GPS
2 MP front camera & 5 MP back camera
Google™ certified with full access to Google Play™ with over 1 million apps

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By May 17, 2015 Read More →

Unboxing Archos 50 Oxygen+

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Gareth takes a look at the Archos 50 Oxygen+. A £150 budget option that packs a bit of a punch. With a generous 5″ IPS display, dual SIM potential and a quirky design the 50 Oxygen+ is a good looking phone with a few attractive features.

- 1280 x 720 HD resolution
- 5″ IPS screen with full black lamination
- Dual SIM card support
- Micro SD support for expandable storage
- Ultra-thin design
- Android 4.4 KitKat

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By May 4, 2015 Read More →

Archos 101 Oxygen Unboxing

vlcsnap-2015-05-04-14h51m17s807Gareth takes a look at the Archos 101 Oxygen. A price conscious tablet with a couple of extra ports you would not normally see on a tablet. Combining a 10.1-inch 1080p display, 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, and runs a Cortex A17 1.8GHz quad-core processor the Archos has a couple of tricks up it’s sleeve to add it to your list as tablets you might consider getting. 

  • 10.1” fullHD display (1920×1200 pixels)
  • Quad core CPU ARM Cortex A17 @1.8 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM, 16 GB flash memory with an expandable Micro SD Slot
  • Full connectivity : WiFi, Bluetooth®, GPS
  • 2MP front camera & 5 MP with autofocus back camera
  • Google™ certified with over 1 million apps, games, and more available on Google Play™

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By May 3, 2015 Read More →

Honor 6+ now available in the UK

pic4pic4rpic4The Honor 6+ is now available for the first time throughout the UK. The Honor 6+ is the world’s first 4G smartphone that comes with dual 8 megapixel rear cameras, which combine to take stunning 13-megapixel images, even in low light. Available from Three UK today and on pre-order through Amazon.co.uk, the Honor 6+ comes equipped a 3600mAh powered battery with patented power saving technology which lasts through two days of moderate usage. 

 

The new flagship smartphone from Honor, the Honor 6+ is available today throughout the UK priced at £299.99 SIM free. For the first time, UK consumers can also go into shops to touch, feel and experience the new premium smartphone available on a range of different tariffs from Three UK.  Three is the only UK network offering the Honor 6+ and the sole tariff partner in the UK.  The Honor 6+ is also available to pre-order on Amazon.co.uk and will be available mid May.

“Designed for digital natives, we’re delighted that the Honor 6+ is now available throughout the UK,” said Frank Yao, founder and MD of Honor in Western Europe. “It’s exciting to think that those who spend a third of their lives online, be it connecting via social media, entertainment or studying online can now experience the superb technical benefits and premium design of the Honor 6+, all at a great value price. The Honor 6+ embodies our philosophy to bring change to the mobile industry, and by listening to our fans, we’re continuing to reflect feedback in the premium quality of our smartphones.”

 

The Honor 6+ is the latest and loudest statement from Honor that proves the company’s dedication to producing high quality smartphones for ‘always on’ digital natives. The Honor 6+ is the world’s first 4G smartphone that comes with dual 8 megapixel rear cameras, which combine to take stunning 13-megapixel images, even in low light. 

 

Powered by a fast 1.8hz octa-core Kirin 925 chipset, the Honor 6+ is designed to support the busiest of lifestyles, with a large 3600mAh battery life, providing up to two days use on a single charge. The crisp 5.5 inch 1080 x 1920 HD display brings photos and videos to life, while maximizing viewing experience, be it browsing social media, connecting with friends or playing games.

All owners and fans of the Honor 6+ are encouraged to join the official Honor Club to receive invitations to fan parties, events and be the first to know about BETA products and services. 

Supported by the Honor VIP Service, Honor 6+ owners can rest-assured that a complimentary replacement service and technical support team will be on hand to provide assistance throughout the UK.

 

The new Honor 6+ smartphone is packed with powerful technical specifications including:

  • Unique bionic parallel 8MP rear camera providing wide aperture F0.95-F16 which can capture some of the most powerful photos – give your eyes a new visual experience and re-discover the beauty of life

  • Equipped with super 8+1 cores Kirin925 chipset and 3GB RAM+ 32GB of internal memory

  • 3600mAh powered battery with patented power saving technology which lasts through two days of moderate usage

  • Dual SIM Dual Active with dual data usage switchable

  • State-of-the-art 5.5-inch negative LCD screen, offering 1500:1 super high contrast and industry high of 85% color saturation

  • Fiberglass based cover, the most important material used in military helmets. The Honor 6+ has a high screen-to-body ratio designed for easy and more comfortable one-handed use

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By April 22, 2015 Read More →

Unboxing the Inateck Bluetooth 3.0 ultra slim keyboard

vlcsnap-2015-04-20-22h21m31s103Coming in at an exceptionally low price whilst retaining a fine build quality the Inateck Bluetooth keyboard is a low cost solution to increasing comfort when travelling and the need for a more desktop like environment. Also available in black, this revised bluetooth keyboard is much more attractive than the typical affair you would expect at the low price of £23.99. A Curve-shaped and sleek design makes it portable and none bulky. A built-in 200mA lithium battery keep charge  for up to 4 months in standby and 8 hours of continuous use every day. Keyboard sleeps after 10 minutes of inactivity and wakes up when any key is pressed. 

  • Compatible with Android, Windows, Mac OS/ iOS and all Bluetooth-enabled tablets, laptops, and computers, enabling you to mix and match with devices.
  • 0.16inch (4.3mm) thin, easy to transport, work and play anywhere anytime.
  • Built-in 200mA lithium battery, works for up to 4 months in standby without charging with 8 hours of continuous use every day; automatic sleep mode and smart wake up.
  • Using the American broadcom Bluetooth 3.0 chip, transfer up to 24 Mb/s, 8 times more than the Bluetooth 2.0 standard, highspeed connection and signal distance up to 33ft (10m).

 

You can purchase from Amazon here.

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By April 21, 2015 Read More →

Unboxing the Inateck 4 Port USB Desktop Charger

vlcsnap-2015-04-20-22h21m02s72Inateck, a reliable and price concious hardware brand have send over a 4 Post USB dekstop charger a head of the holidays for Gareth to take  a look at. This type of device, as Gareth outlines, is perfect for a holiday to allow users a charging solution for multiple USB devices.

  • Weight 120g / 4.23oz
     
  • Size 100 x 105 x 30mm / 3.94 x 4.13 x 1.18in
     
  • Interface 4 x 5V / 1.5A charging ports

You can purchase one for £13.99 from Amazon here!

 

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By April 20, 2015 Read More →

Unboxing the Microsoft Lumia 640

vlcsnap-2015-04-19-16h39m07s187Gareth takes a look at the latest Microsoft Windows Phone, the Lumia 640. This wallet friendly refresh adds a lot of the mix combining some very attractive features to a decent build and some impressive addition value in Office 365 for one year.

For only £120 the Lumia 640 packs quite the punch:

5” Display
8.0 MP Main camera Led flash
HD 0.9 MP wide angle Front camera:
8 GB Mass memory
4G LTE Network
Snapdragon 400 Quad-core 1.2GHz Processor
17.5 h Talk time

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By April 16, 2015 Read More →

Huawei adds some stunning phones to it’s line up

huawei-p8_w_450Yesterday saw the lanuch of not three but two Huawei devices. We had been expecting the P8, P8 Max and the P8 Lite however only the P8 and P8 Max made it into the limelight. This is quite understandable as the two phones Huawei unveiled are quite easily two of the most exciting and extraordinary devices of the year.

First is the Huawei P8. This top end phone packs a HiSilicon Kirin 930 octa-core CPU that includes a cluster of four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2 GHz and another four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz. A GPU. The Kirin 930 SoC uses the Mali-T628MP4 GPU. Fronted by a 5.2″ screen with a Full HD 1080p resolution there is a second screen on the back, a built-in 4.3″ E-ink screen. The screen is always-on and can be used to read books or view notifications.

The P8 comes with a 2,600 mAh battery. Whilst the battery size might meet with some critics the P8 has an app power consumption firewall. The purpose of the firewall is to block all apps that have abnormal power usage. The company said the device should last an extra 2.3 days of standby time thanks to this feature. This will be an interesting feature to test and some may turn it off if it decides to block their Whatsapp. To facilitate things there is 3 GB of RAM and a choice of either 16 or 64 GB storage.

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Huawei also let loose the P8max, which comes with a slightly more powerful processor, the Kirin 935. The GPU is clocked at 2.2 GHz, giving it a 10 percent boost in performance. This is to help with the larger 6.8″ screen, which also happens to be the largest Full HD display in the world. To power such a beast of a screen the P8max has a much larger 4,360 mAh battery. This translates to 2.23 days of normal usage and 1.4 days of heavy usage, according to Huawei, obviously taking into account the afore mentioned firewall addition. 

Both P8′s feature a 13MP camera featuring OIS and a “DSLR-level” independent ISP from Altek, and it features 4-colour RGBW imaging for brighter images in high-contrast conditions, and far less noise in low-light situations. A lot of time has been spent by Huawei of late developing their camera technology and implementation. The P8′s OIS is should be twice as good as the iPhone 6′s brag Huawei.

One area Huawei seek to improve and one generally ignored by a great many manufacturers is the antenna. Huawei have put two antennas in the P8 to avoid any issues with signal blockage due to hand placement. The P8 intelligently switches the signal depending on where your hand is located.  In an effort to keep you connected the P8 will switch networks depending on where you are — such as your living room or at work — and it also appears to intelligently switch to a 3G or 4G alongside a Wi-Fi+ feature that’s designed to automatically connect to the best available Wi-Fi network.

Whilst the majority of the P8′s sold will feature a single-SIM variant, there’s also a dual-SIM model that supports two 4G LTE SIMs. The P8 has two nano SIM slots, although one of the two can also handle a Micro SD card.

The Huawei P8 “Standard” with 16 GB of storage will arrive in Titanium Grey and Mystic Champagne and cost 499 euro, while the “Premium” model with 64 GB of storage will come in Carbon Black and Prestige Gold and cost 599 euro.

The Huawei P8max “Standard” with 32 GB of storage will cost 549 euro and arrive in Titanium Grey and Mystic Champagne, while the Premium model with 64 GB of storage will cost 649 euro and come in Titanium Grey and Prestige Gold.

There was little to no mention of the P8 Lite, however we hope this will roll out in a timely fashion saving the best to last. The P8 is easily a line that is worthy of your attention.

 

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By April 15, 2015 Read More →

The Mobile Tech Addicts Show 234 : It’s Superfly!

Podcast-Logo_thumb.jpgGareth, Jay and Phil chit chat about the latest tech revelations from the UK

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Whats news?

SuperFly USB cable – Android and Apple flavours

LG G4 – Yay

Unboxing Archos 50 Diamond
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 will launch with Windows 10 this Summer
EE expanding signal in every home using your wifi

The original Apple Watch – $2.5k

Apple II Watch

Blackberry Leap Launched

Bargain Basement

Elephone P6000 Android 5.0 MTK6732 64-bit Quad-core 4G £81.34

Honor 4X 4G 5.5-Inch 8 GB Dual SIM-Free Smartphone £144.99

Motorola Moto G™ + 4G White £95.00 @ Tesco Direct

 

Email us: Podcast@tracyandmatt.co.uk  Tel: 0208 123 3757

 

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Jay Garrett – @JayGarrett

Dan Carter – @mobilemandan

Matt and Tracy Davis –   @tracyandmatt

Phil Lain – @low405

By April 3, 2015 Read More →

Unboxing Archos 50 Diamond

vlcsnap-2015-04-03-16h19m35s145Archos are still pushing out phones and tablets to maintain their position as a respectable budget brand. The Archos 50 Diamond is their latest wallet friendly smartphone and this time they have gone for style above all else. Rather than push out another slab that is somewhat lost in the line up of the current generation Archos has been dipped into the fashion tank and a zesty yellow device with a modern jet black glass have been launched. Easily a head turner but does the Archos have what it takes to capture consumers with anything other than some striking looks?

Display – 5.00-inch
Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1GHz  octa-core
Front Camera – 8-megapixel
Read Camera - 16-megapixel
Resolution – 1080×1920 pixels
RAM – 2GB
OS Android 4.4.4
Storage – 16GB
Battery capacity 2700mAh
Dual Micro-SIM, MicroSD up to 128gb
Dimensions - 146.00 x 70.40 x 8.00
Weight - 142.00

 

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