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What exactly is variable aperture?
26 January, 2018
With rumours of a new smartphone with something called variable aperture, we investigate what it actually means...
Sony Xperia XZ1: Behind the lens
20 October, 2017
We take the opportunity to focus in on what makes the Sony Xperia XZ1's 19MP camera, which can record video in an astounding 960fps, so good...
Winners of iPhone Photography Awards 2017
3 July, 2017
The world's finest photographs taken with an iPhone. Thousands of entrants compete for the number one grand prize in the iPhone Photography Awards...
How to take better selfies
21 June, 2017
As front facing cameras increase in quality, it's clear the selfie craze isn't going anywhere soon - so you may as well join them!
7 ways to take better photos with iPhone 7
1 March, 2017
The camera on your smartphone is the capable of great things, and with our top smartphone photography tips you can really harness its potential
Huawei P9 lite hands on
20 November, 2016
Meet the Huawei P9 lite...
Game-changing tips for better winter photography
14 November, 2016
Want to find out how to perfect your winter photography? Here are our tips to capture the changing colours and unpredictable British weather...
Testing the Sony Xperia Z5's 23MP camera
7 October, 2015
The Sony Xperia Z5 range features a brand new and improved 23MP camera, so we put it to the test with some miniature art.
Google to count calories in your foodie photos
3 June, 2015
The rise of artificial intelligence isn’t set to take over mankind just yet. For now, it’s going to count the calories in your Instagram posts.
Take better photos with your phone
23 March, 2015
If you’re going to use a camera phone to take great photos, you’ll need to know what you’re doing. So here are a few top tips for taking beautiful photos.
Amazing tech for better selfies
6 February, 2015
Selfies are literally in the dictionary now. You can't avoid them so why not join them, or go one better with this great tech
Make the most of Instagram
5 February, 2015
Instagram gives everyone the chance to get creative with pictures. But how do you get started? Here are our tips to help you get the most from Instagram.
What are RAW and DNG photos?
4 February, 2015
Some professional photographers are turning to their smartphones because they can capture RAW and DNG images. But what are these strange terms?
Best photo editing apps
3 February, 2015
Our smartphone is our camera. Here are a few photo editing apps that The Lowdown regularly uses to try and put ourselves in the best possible light.
How to use the HTC EYE Experience
17 October, 2014
HTC EYE Experience introduces a range of new features to the front camera of HTC phones. Here's all you need to know about it.
Nokia Lumia 735 vs Nokia Lumia 830 video review
19 September, 2014
Nokia has some great phones, including the Nokia Lumia 735 and Nokia Lumia 830. If you're looking for a new Nokia, we compare these so you can see which is best for you.
Nokia Lumia 830 review
5 September, 2014
Nokia's new Lumia 830 is an impressive device. We spent some hands on time with the stylish handset. Here are our thoughts on the Nokia Lumia 830.
Nokia Lumia 735 review
5 September, 2014
Nokia's latest handset, the Lumia 735, aims to provide excellent value. Here are our thoughts on the new Nokia Lumia 735.
The fastest focusing phones - how do they do it?
22 July, 2014
Smartphone cameras are getting better every year but how do these tiny lenses manage to focus to fast and accurately?
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review
30 April, 2014
If you're serious about photography, you'll want to check out the amazing Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Most anticipated smartphones of 2018
5 January, 2018
What to expect from Samsung, Google, Nokia and LG...
What do the symbols on my screen mean?
28 March, 2018
Find out what all the symbols on your phone screen actually mean...
How to fix a mobile internet connection
3 February, 2017
If you're having problems with your mobile internet connection, here are some tips...
The best TV streaming boxsets of 2018
29 January, 2018
Unmissable shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu...
Data test: How much is 1GB?
1 June, 2017
Those videos that automatically play on Facebook and Twitter could be pushing you...
5 ways to save a bundle on your energy bill
29 January, 2018
Some tips to help you use less energy, and save some cash...
9 signs you've got upgrade fever
11 May, 2017
Can’t wait for that new phone feeling? You may have these symptoms...
How do I keep my mobile number?
10 October, 2016
Here's how to make sure you're never without your number...
Huawei P20 hands on
6 April, 2018
Huawei's latest flagship phone has landed...
Then vs now: What's changed in three years?
16 May, 2017
How much has the smartphone changed in three years?