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Huawei P20 Pro camera: what the experts say
22 August, 2018
The Huawei P20 Pro is the world's first smartphone to have a triple-lens camera. But does it live up to the hype? Here's what the critics have to say.
AI – changing smartphone photography?
16 August, 2018
AI is set to change mobile photography. We look at the technology, and how phones such as the Huawei P20 Pro are changing the way we take photos.
Best phones for summer snapping and video
31 July, 2018
From the outstanding Huawei P20 Pro to the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, we take a look at the best smartphones for summer photography
5 hot summer smartphone photography tips
17 July, 2018
From AI camera technology to wide-angled selfies, here are our top five tips for capturing perfect photographs this summer.
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.
Introducing the awesome new iPhones
12 September, 2018
iPhone XS and XS Max – and iPhone XR, coming soon
What do the symbols on my screen mean?
28 March, 2018
Find out what all the symbols on your phone screen actually mean...
Phones we're looking forward to next in 2018
20 June, 2018
Look out for these new flagships in the second half of the year...
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...
How do I keep my mobile number?
10 October, 2016
Here's how to make sure you're never without your number...
What can you do with 30GB data?
7 June, 2017
A closer look at some of the biggest data bundles available...
Screen resolution explained: Quad HD vs 4K
2 October, 2016
What's the real difference between 4K, Quad HD, Full HD and 2K?
How to upgrade your phone
1 February, 2017
Are you looking to upgrade to a new phone? This is what you need to know...
Why we love the iPhone Xs camera?
20 September, 2018
The iPhone Xs camera is awesome, and here’s why…