Reviews


We review and compare the hottest gadgets

24 August, 2015
Here's how the Galaxy J1 (Samsung’s new budget smartphone) compares with its trusty predecessor, the Galaxy Fame.
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24 August, 2015
It's a great new way to connect, chat and exchange contact info with people around you - especially if you're college bound.
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10 August, 2015
The Sony Xperia T3 brings all the features you expect from an Xperia phone, including stylish looks, at a more affordable price.
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6 August, 2015
Even our toothbrushes are getting smarter. We tried out the Braun Oral-B Pro Series 6000 to see how it changes the way we brush our teeth.
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23 July, 2015
We want to find the best voice controlled personal assistant, so we've compared Cortana, Google Now and BlackBerry Assistant.
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19 July, 2015
We took the new Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 out for a test drive. Here is how our maiden journey went, and our impressions of the drone itself.
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14 July, 2015
Battery life is a constant problem for high powered smartphones. That's why they come with advanced power saving modes. But how do they compare?
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10 July, 2015
Slow motion has become a big feature on our favourite camera phones. With the LG G4 having one of the best cameras around, we decided to test its slo-mo.
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9 July, 2015
We asked one of our trusted reviewers to try out the LG G4c smartphone for a week. Here’s what they had to say about it.
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29 June, 2015
If you’re looking for a new budget smartphone, the LG Leon 4G is a great choice. We’ve come up with five good reasons to buy one.
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8 June, 2015
If you're planning a trip to the surf, sand or snow you might want to consider which smartphone would be best suited to your perfect getaway.
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4 June, 2015
We've spent a week with the LG Watch Urbane smartwatch, showcasing the Android Wear 5.1 software update. This is what's new.
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27 May, 2015
When Tech21 told us they have a new ultra-tough case, we thought the only thing to do was a drop test from an 8-metre ice wall, Vertical Chill in London.
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21 May, 2015
We asked one of The Lowdown’s reviewers to hand over their smartphone and see what it’s like to live with the new Sony Xperia M4 Aqua.
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13 May, 2015
We all love a gadget or two, so we've put together a list of our favourite shiny things for you to crave in the months ahead.
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10 July, 2014
The top of your phone's screen is full of handy information, but have you ever wondered...
1 July, 2015
Whether you're a selfie lover or an amateur photographer, you'll want one of these...
22 December, 2014
Get your new phone up to date with these handy tips
4 September, 2015
Samsung has got loads of exciting tech on display here at IFA 2015, including the...
3 September, 2015
Are you hitting a bit of a brick wall when exercising? Here are some top apps that...
2 September, 2015
Three new handsets announced at IFA, the Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 & Xperia Z5...
20 January, 2015
If you're having problems with your mobile internet connection, here are some tips...
23 March, 2015
Are you looking to upgrade to a new phone? This is what you need to know...
2 September, 2015
How does the brand new Sony Xperia Z5, compare to the Xperia Z3+?
2 September, 2015
Turn your smartphone into the ultimate tool with these handy DIY and home improvement...