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iPhone Xs vs Xs Max: what's the difference?
27 September, 2018
Apple has just unveiled two amazing new phones in the shape of iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. What's the difference between the two? Let us explain.
Five times your phone got you out of trouble
4 September, 2018
Your phone isn't just for staying in touch, and web browsing. It can also get you out of a tight spot. Here are five ways your can get you out of trouble.
Which Samsung phone is for you?
3 September, 2018
Are you dreaming of a shiny new Samsung Galaxy handset? There have been some fantastic ones released in 2018, so let us help you decide.
What to expect at IFA 2018
28 August, 2018
IFA 2018 is about to begin, and we're expecting some big phone launches from Sony, Huawei and more. Here's what we think will happen.
Best smartphones for long battery life
2 August, 2018
We take a look at phones that boast a long battery life, including the Huawei P20 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S9+, and more
6 things all new phone owners do
14 November, 2017
Here are six things that all new smartphone owners do. When you've got that new phone feeling, they're hard to resist.
How to kick a bad smartphone habit
29 August, 2017
We take a look at how you can up your smartphone etiquette. Our top ten simple rules will quickly have you on the straight and narrow...
Introducing Wileyfox at Carphone Warehouse
2 June, 2017
If you're in the market for a new Android smartphone, that's packed with features an comes with an affordable price tag, meet Wileyfox...
Then vs now: What's changed in three years?
16 May, 2017
We take a quick look at three smartphone manufacturers, and how much things have changed in the past three years - 2015 v 2018...
18 years of the camera phone
11 June, 2015
Today we're celebrating the coming of age of the camera phone, it's old enough to by itself a drink now. Here's a look at how far the technology has come.
Crazy Smartphone Stress Tests
14 April, 2015
If you want to see people going to extreme lengths to test their new phones, you’re in luck. We've got the best crazy smartphone stress tests around.
1 March, 2015
The Lowdown is Carphone Warehouse's dedicated blog site, bringing you accurate and impartial technology news, reviews and advice...
How to manually enter Vodafone APN settings
25 April, 2019
How to enter the Vodafone APN settings...
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 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...
O2 APN Settings
3 May, 2019
If you're trying to access mobile internet or send multimedia messages on the O2...
Virgin mobile APN Settings
30 July, 2019
If you're trying to access mobile internet or send multimedia messages on the Virgin...
Removing stuck notifications on Android phones
30 July, 2019
It can be frustrating if notifications get stuck on your Home screen or lock screen,...
Everything you need to know about Android 10
15 November, 2019
Android 10 has officially been released and is available for download on a range...