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The history of Nexus and Google
4 October, 2017
With the arrival on Pixel and Pixel XL from Google, Nexus is officially over. We take a look at where it all started in 2010
Nexus 6P vs Nexus 6
27 October, 2015
Nexus 6P and Nexus 6 might both have big screens and pure Android software, but that's where the similarities end. We explore their differences.
What's the perfect smartphone screen size?
7 September, 2015
Is there really an ideal smartphone size, or are we set to be spoilt for choice? Let’s see once and for all if size matters.
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
5 perfect smartphone celebrity matches
15 July, 2015
We pride ourselves on our ability bring people together with their perfect smartphones. So we had a stab at what some celebs might like.
Win a Galaxy S6 or Nexus 6
15 May, 2015
In our latest competition, we’re giving you the chance to win a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 or Nexus 6. Click here to win.
Is that a phone in your pocket?
7 May, 2015
To celebrate our redesign, we're giving you the chance to win a new LG G Flex 2. Read more to find out how to get your hands on this fantastic prize.
Living with the Moto E (2015)
29 April, 2015
This week, we asked one of The Lowdown’s trusted reviewers to put down their Sony Xperia Z3 and see what it’s like to live with the new Moto E for five days. This is what they thought…
Living with the Microsoft Lumia 640
1 April, 2015
This week, we asked one of The Lowdown’s trusted reviewers to put down their Nexus 6 and see what it’s like to live with the Microsoft Lumia 640 for five days. This is what they thought…
Best phones on sale right now
24 February, 2015
Mobile World Congress will bring exciting handset news, but we shouldn't overlook the fact that there are great phones on sale right now.
Nexus 6 vs Sony Xperia Z3
21 November, 2014
We think that the Nexus 6 is one of the best phones of the year. And just a couple of months ago, the Xperia Z3 impressed. So, how do these Android heavyweights compare?
How to set up your Android Wear smartwatch
21 November, 2014
Did you get an Android Wear smartwatch? This is how you set up your new wearable. We demonstrate with the LG G Watch R and a Nexus 6.
The fastest charging smartphones
14 November, 2014
We tend to charge our mobiles every day. Thankfully, some companies are developing technology, so that we don't have to leave our smartphones plugged in for as long.
11 November, 2014
We have more choice than ever when it comes to the colour of our gadgets. Here is what fashion bloggers think of the bright and beautiful new smartphones.
Nexus 6 vs Nexus 5
29 October, 2014
We've managed to get our hands on the Nexus 6, and what better device to compare it to than the Nexus 5.
Nexus 6 review
21 October, 2014
Google turns its attention to the phablet market with the Nexus 6. Here is what we thought of out time with Google's debut phablet.
Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4
17 October, 2014
Google's first phablet, the Nexus 6, will face some stiff competition. We compare it against one of the most popular devices, the Galaxy Note 4.
Nexus 6 first look
16 October, 2014
Google launched the Nexus 6 recently, and we managed to get our hands on it. Here is everything you need to know about Google's newest smartphone.
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 find your SIM card number on Android
30 April, 2019
Finding your SIM number...
How to find your PUK code
30 July, 2019
It can be frustrating if your phone's asking you for a 'PUK code' and you don't know...
How to manually enter Vodafone APN settings
25 April, 2019
How to enter the Vodafone APN settings...
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....
Our latest smartphones
2 March, 2020
Our round-up of the best phones available to order from Carphone Warehouse...
How to fix a mobile internet connection
3 February, 2017
If you're having problems with your mobile internet connection, here are some tips...
Removing stuck notifications on Android phones
30 July, 2019
It can be frustrating if notifications get stuck on your Home screen or lock screen,...
Fixing video problems on Samsung phones
29 July, 2019
If you see the message 'Can't Play Video' when you try and watch one from your Gallery,...
Virgin mobile APN Settings
30 July, 2019
If you're trying to access mobile internet or send multimedia messages on the Virgin...