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New Black Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini Coming to the UK!

Samsung ditches the glossy plastic rear exterior in favour of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3‘s faux leather design for their latest addition to the Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini ranges. Revealed at the latter end of last month to a Russian audience, Samsung officially announced that they were releasing a new Black edition of their flagship device the Galaxy S4 along with a Black edition of the popular and compact Galaxy S4 Mini model.

Despite the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to be unveiled at the end of this month, Samsung fans will no doubt be excited at the prospect of having a choice between being able to get their hands on a new revamped version of the popular S4 and S4 Mini models or opting for the new S5 when it becomes available.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition


In addition to the leather look rear casing, black bezel and colour coded accessories that come as part of the package, both models will feature eight new darker themed wallpaper designs for the home and lock screens plus some new exclusive ringtones preloaded for your pleasure.

Aside from that though the new Black editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini smart phones will thankfully boast the same top end features sported by previous models and favoured by so many.

For the Samsung Galaxy S4 these include a fantastic 5 inch Super AMOLED 1080 x 1920 pixel full HD display, rear facing 13 mega pixel camera with full HD video capture, 2MP front facing camera and dual shot mode and a powerful quad-core 1.9GHz Qualcomm processor providing smooth performance and blistering speeds all backed up by 2GB of RAM and a microSD card slot expandable up to an additional 64GB.

Not to be outdone though despite its smaller compact size, the pocket friendly Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini offers the latest in Android features and is an ideal alternative to its larger sibling.

Albeit that there is no word on pricing or an official release date for the UK, Samsung has reportedly confirmed that following their launch in Russia the new Black edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini will be released in the UK.  As always we will keep you posted with the latest news and updates regarding the release of these new models.

What do you think of the new Black edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini?


Sony Xperia M in White Lands on 3 Mobile Contract Deals

The classic White colour scheme Sony Xperia M has today been released on Three Contract Deals.  Offering a wide range of connectivity options, superb functionality and easy to use features the Sony Xperia M White Android smart phone is available free of charge on selected 3 Mobile tariffs!

Sony Xperia M White Deals
Sony Xperia M White Deals

White Sony Xperia M Deals

Three Mobile Contract Deals for the White Sony Xperia M start from as little as £12 per month with the cheapest pay monthly package to offer a free handset currently priced at just £20 per month which includes 100 minutes of calls, a whopping 5000 text messages and unlimited data to use each month.  

What the Sony Xperia M has to offer

White Sony Xperia M Android Smart Phone
White Sony Xperia M Android Smart Phone

With Sony’s One-Touch technology and support for NFC connectivity sharing content couldn’t be easier!  Simply link your Sony Xperia M to another Sony device and away you go.

Capture beautiful images in stunning HD quality using the phone’s superb 5 mega pixel auto focus camera that features 4 times digital zoom and 720p HD video recording.

Share those precious memories with friends and family on your WiFi enabled big screen TV using the built-in ‘Throw’ app or go wireless and listen to your favourite music over a Bluetooth speaker and get the party started.

With it’s lightweight build and stylish design the Sony Xperia M has been beautifully crafted and despite being a mid-range smart phone, Sony have far from scrimped on features when it comes to this compact device.

The reasonably priced and very affordable 4-inch Android smart phone with its scratch resistant glass features a snappy Dual Core 1GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1GB of RAM to give a smooth performance and microSD card expansion up to 32GB for additional storage.

It’s size means that it is ideal for texting and one handed operations, measuring just 124 x 62 x 9.3 mm and weighing in at a slight 115g and if you’re running low on battery life on the move, no problem add another 4 hours on standby simply by switching to the batteries STAMINA Mode.

Improving on the design of the Sony Xperia L, the Sony Xperia M is however unlike Sony’s flagship phone the Xperia Z1 not waterproof but it can be forgiven for that considering the great value for money that it offers and for Xperia lovers on a budget certainly makes for an ideal alternative.


Red Nokia Lumia 520 Deals Released on T-Mobile

An affordable Windows Phone 8 device, the Red colour variant Nokia Lumia 520 has today been launched on T-Mobile contract deals following it’s recent release on Orange pay monthly tariffs and joins the Black, Yellow, Cyan Blue and White colour schemes.

Nokia Lumia 520 Red Deals
Nokia Lumia 520 Red Deals

Nokia Lumia 520 Red Deals

The cheapest of these T-Mobile Deals for the Nokia Lumia 520 Red starts at £21.99 a month which includes 100 minutes of calls any time any network, unlimited text messaging and 1GB internet data allowance as part of the pay monthly tariff deal to use each month plus a free Red Lumia 520 handset.

Red Nokia Lumia 520 Spec Review

A price and pocket friendly smart phone the Nokia Lumia 520 features the best of Nokia’s own features including HERE maps with HERE Drive for turn by turn voice directions and HERE Transit to plot the quickest route as well as Mix Radio for streaming and sharing music.

Red Nokia Lumia 520
Red Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Smartphone

Running the same Windows Phone 8 software as boasted by Nokia’s higher end Lumia 920 device, the Lumia 520 allows users to truly make the phone their own with a fully customisable home screen using Live Tiles for those all important updates.

Sporting the same speedy dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor as the Nokia Lumia 620 and 512MB of RAM, the Lumia 520 features a larger and more impressive 4 inch 480 x 800 pixel touch screen with IPS LCD technology that is so sensitive you can even use it with gloves on and offers incredible sharpness.  A compact lightweight device the Lumia 520 measures 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm and weighs just 124g.

Offering superb value for money the Nokia Lumia 520 far from scrimps on features.  With a 5 mega pixel rear facing camera on board capable of capturing HD quality video’s at 720p plus offering Panoramic, Smart Shoot and Cinemagraph features, budding photographers can snap happy even in poor lighting conditions.

In terms of connectivity there’s WiFi and Bluetooth as well as support for 3.5G networks and with the decent 1,430 mAh battery you wont need to charge your phone as often.  Other key features include microSD card expansion for up to a further 64GB of storage in addition to the 8GB of built in memory and 7GB of free SkyDrive storage along with a range of key Business apps, email features and advanced security features including lost device tracking.

A superb mid-range alternative, the Nokia Lumia 520 in Red really does offer a complete Windows Phone 8 experience at a more affordable price.

Nokia Lumia 520 video




Black edition Huawei Ascend Mate Lands on Orange

Huawei’s 6.1 inch HD screen smart phone the Ascend Mate has just been released on Orange contract deals after being launched on Vodafone deals and more recently with O2 and T-Mobile pay monthly tariffs.  Offering incredible value for money the Huawei Ascend Mate is packed with tech.

Huawei Ascend Mate Deals
Huawei Ascend Mate Deals

Huawei Ascend Mate Deals

The Orange Deals for the Huawei Ascend Mate start with pay monthly prices from as little as £11.99, and the cheapest of these deals to offer a free Huawei Ascend Mate phone is priced at just £20.50 a month inclusive of 100 minutes of calls anytime any network, unlimited text messaging and a very generous 500MB of data to use each month.

Huawei Ascend Mate Key Features

Part phone, part tablet, the Huawei Ascend Mate is Huawei’s biggest smart phone to date with its stunning 6.1 inch 720p HD display and offers the ultimate in power management with its super sized 4,050 mAh battery that will last up to 48 hours.

Huawei Ascend Mate
Huawei Ascend Mate

Huawei understands the importance of good battery life and as such have put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that the Huawei Ascend Mate offers just that.

With optimised features such as Huawei’s own Quick Power Control and Automated Discontinuous Reception power saving technology Huawei have done an incredible job of increasing the life span of the phone by up to 30% in comparison to competing phones in the same market.

The beautiful HD touch screen is back up by a powerful 1.5 GHz Quad core processor and 2GB of RAM, and running Android Jelly Bean OS the Huawei Ascend Mate is ideal for work, rest or play.  With the Hauwei’s adapted one-handed Emotion UI accessing common tools and features is quick and easy.

The phone uses an 8 mega pixel rear facing autofocus camera with LED flash and HDR support for capturing vibrant images even in poor lighting conditions and the 1MP front facing camera is equipped for shooting video in HD and with up to 64GB of additional memory using the microSD card slot there’s plenty of storage capacity.

Other key features of the Huawei Ascend Mate include Glove Mode for use on those cold winter days and nights and Smart Reading for looking up words on Wikipedia and Google plus access to over 700,000 apps with Google Play.

There’s no doubting that the Huawei Ascend Mate is great for entertainment whether it be watching HD videos or catching up on your favourite TV programme and ideal for web browsing but is it too big well that all depends, it really comes down to personal preference.



White edition Nokia Lumia 1520 Released on O2 Deals

Nokia’s big screen White colour variant Lumia 1520 Windows ‘Phablet’ smart phone with its 6 inch Full HD display has just been released on O2 Contract Deals!  Available free of charge on selected tariffs, the Nokia Lumia 1520 White, which was recently released on Vodafone, offers all the great features exclusive to Windows Phone 8.

Nokia Lumia 1520 White Deals
Nokia Lumia 1520 White Deals

White Nokia Lumia 1520 Deals

The cheapest of these O2 Deals for the Nokia Lumia 1520 White starts with pay monthly line rental tariffs of just £11 per month but the cheapest of these to include a free handset is for £37 a month and includes 600 minutes of calls any-time any network, unlimited text messaging and a generous 750MB of data to use each month!

What the Nokia Lumia 1520 has to offer

The Nokia Lumia 1520 which follows on from the previous flagship Tablet phone, the Nokia Lumia 1020, not only offers a larger 6 inch 1080p full HD IPS LCD display with ClearBlack and super sensitive technologies and redesigned start screen but Nokia’s new Storyteller feature.

Bringing together images captured with the phones super sharp 20 mega pixel PureView camera coupled together with the superb functionality of Nokia’s interactive HERE maps you can tell your story and with the Papyrus app you can add your own captions unleashing your creative side.

The Lumia 1520 is built with productivity in mind.  Adapted to suit both your personal and business needs,  you can view and edit documents using Microsoft Office, save them to SkyDrive for access later, manage your emails on the go and be assured of complete device security thanks to the enterprise and advanced security level features.

The first Nokia device to feature a super fast and powerful quad-core processor that clocks 2.2GHZ and backed up by 2GB of RAM and a 3,400 mAh battery along with Windows Phone 8 OS and a full HD display, the Lumia 1520 steps up the competition.

Watch movies seamlessly in high definition detail, stream music, tap and share images and videos, browse the internet, create your own Wi-Fi hotspot for as many as 8 devices, make secure payments using NFC, video call loved ones with the phones high quality 1.2MP front facing camera or keep abreast of social going ons across all your favourite media networks.

Key Features:

  • 6 inch full HD display
  • Windows Phone 8 OS
  • LTE support for 4G networks
  • 20 MP PureView camera with OIS technology
  • 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • microSD card slot for additional expansion up to 64GB
  • NFC support, GPS and WiFi