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This week's Lowdown: mobile-only Netflix
25 March, 2019
All the latest mobile news this week, from rumours around Motorola’s new Android One phone to a Mobile-only version of Netflix.
Affordable phones for kids
23 May, 2018
Are you thinking of buying your child his or her first phone? We've rounded up a few of our favourites to get your started...
Motorola phones: which is best for you?
3 May, 2018
Motorola continues to impress with its range of affordable, feature-packed smartphones. Which one will you go for? Let's help you decide.
What's so great about the Motorola G6 Plus and Play?
25 April, 2018
Hello Motorolas. Step this way to find out about these affordable phones...
Moto X4 hands on
3 October, 2017
A great camera, a long-lasting battery, and an affordable price tag...
Lenovo unveil the Moto G5 and G5 Plus
26 February, 2017
Motorola, now operated by the very reliable Lenovo, has just announced two brand new smartphones for 2017 - the G5 and the G5 Plus...
Hands on with Moto Z
14 November, 2016
Hello Moto: We road test the super-thin, modular Moto Z smartphone from Lenovo...
Are modular phones still the future?
19 September, 2016
Google’s modular smartphone, Project Ara, has been cancelled. So is the future of the smartphone world still modular? If so, who else is innovating?
When will I get Android Nougat on my phone?
1 August, 2016
Find out when Google’s latest software update, Android 7.0 Nougat, will be coming to your smartphone or tablet.
Motorola announces Moto G4 and G4 Plus
18 May, 2016
Motorola, now owned by parent company, Lenovo, has just announced two new smartphones replacing 2015's Moto G. Namely, the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus
Living with the Moto X Force
22 December, 2015
What's the Moto X Force, Lenovo's supposedly unbreakable smartphone, really like to live with?
Moto X Force shatterproof screen explained
29 October, 2015
Moto X Force comes with ShatterShield, the world's first shatterproof screen. Take a closer look at how Motorola keeps it from breaking.
Moto 360 2 hands on
29 October, 2015
Meet the second generation of Motorola's popular smartwatch, the Moto 360. Now available in two different sizes and all wrapped in metal.
Motorola unveils Moto X Force
29 October, 2015
Introducing the Moto X Force, featuring the world's first shatterproof display. If you're on the hunt for power and hardiness, look no further.
How to block a number
1 September, 2015
Have you been injured at work? Could you be entitled to thousands of pounds worth of unclaimed compensation or PPI? Probably not
IFA 2015: What to expect
27 August, 2015
IFA is fast approaching and there's lots to be excited about. This is what you can expect from the German consumer electronics show this September.
Living with the Moto X Play
20 August, 2015
We asked one of The Lowdown’s trusted reviewers to hand over their smartphone and see what it’s like to live with the new Moto X Play
Best smartphones for smarter working
18 August, 2015
Are you looking to make your working life that bit more streamlined, but not sure how? A new smartphone is always a good place to start - here are a few
Motorola unveils new phones
28 July, 2015
We were at the Motorola launch event in London, and this is exactly what you need to know about the Moto G, Moto X Play and Moto X Style.
Moto G 4G vs HTC Desire 510
25 July, 2015
The HTC Desire 510 and Moto G 4G (2nd Gen) both come in at very similar prices, and only six months separate them. Choices...
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 manually enter Vodafone APN settings
25 April, 2019
How to enter the Vodafone APN settings...
How to find your SIM card number on Android
30 April, 2019
Finding your SIM number...
iPhone Xs vs iPhone X: what's the difference?
19 September, 2018
How Apple's new flagship compares with the old…
How to move from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy
28 April, 2019
Here's how to transfer pictures, videos and other data to your new Samsung Galaxy....
How to fix a mobile internet connection
3 February, 2017
If you're having problems with your mobile internet connection, here are some tips...
Data test: How much is 1GB?
1 June, 2017
Those videos that automatically play on Facebook and Twitter could be pushing you...
iPhone Xs vs Xs Max: what's the difference?
27 September, 2018
Which new iPhone is the one for you?
O2 APN Settings
3 May, 2019
If you're trying to access mobile internet or send multimedia messages on the O2...
iPhone 7 vs iPhone 8
24 October, 2017
What's the difference between two of the best iPhones that have ever been released?...