Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge UK – how much will it cost?

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After many rumours, Samsung unveiled both the new Galaxy S6 and the dual-sided Galaxy S6 Edge back at Mobile World Congress 2015 and at the time, the Korean manufacturer confirmed that both handsets will go on sale on April 10th with pre-orders opening today (March 20th). With most networks and retailers now listing both of Samsung’s new handsets, let’s take a look at how much the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will cost on pay monthly contracts in the UK. Continue reading “Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge UK – how much will it cost?”

Three UK partners with Honor to sell the Honor 6+ smartphone

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Three UK has announced that it has singed a deal with Honor to sell the Honor 6+ smartphone in the UK. Honor 6+ is the first device that Three will range and it will create bespoke tariffs for the smartphone, enabling consumers to purchase it on a 24 month contract for the first time in the UK, said the company. Continue reading “Three UK partners with Honor to sell the Honor 6+ smartphone”

Three UK to sell the Samsung Galaxy A5

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Three UK already confirmed to be stocking the Galaxy A3 and now the network has revealed they will also be selling its bigger sibling, the Galaxy A5, on pay monthly contracts and pay as you go in the UK. Both the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are part of Samsung’s new A series which gains inspiration from the Galaxy Alpha and brings an all-metal clad body. Continue reading “Three UK to sell the Samsung Galaxy A5”

Dixons Carphone to launch mobile with Three UK


Dixons Carphone has signed a deal with Three UK owner Hutchison Whampoa to offer mobile phone services to its customers. Under the agreement, Dixons Carphone customers will be offered a plan that allows them to tailor their own price, minutes and data. Continue reading “Dixons Carphone to launch mobile with Three UK”

Three UK to buy O2 UK for £9.25 billion


Since BT confirmed they were in talks to buy EE and not O2, there’s been a lot of rumours that Three UK owner Hutchinson Whampoa Limited (HWL) would attempt to acquire O2 in a bid to strengthen its UK position. This morning the company have issued a press release confirming they are in exclusive talks to buy O2 UK from Spanish parent Telefónica, S.A. in a deal worth £9.25 billion. Continue reading “Three UK to buy O2 UK for £9.25 billion”

Three MD hints at O2 takeover bid


Following BT’s decision to bid for EE as opposed to O2, there have been many rumours that the UK’s smallest network Three, who are backed by global giant Hutchinson Whampoa, would make a bid for Telefonica-owned O2. Whilst Three’s UK teams are yet to confirm such interest, the MD for the parent company has seemingly confirmed his company’s interest in acquiring O2. Continue reading “Three MD hints at O2 takeover bid”

Spain and New Zealand join Three UK Feel At Home Roaming


A sure fire way to run up a large phone bill is to use your smartphone abroad and whilst plans such as Vodafone EuroTraveller help to reduce this, there’s nothing quite like zero roaming charges. It might seem fanciful being able to use your minutes, texts and data abroad for free but if you’re on Three UK, Feel At Home roaming allows you to do just this. Continue reading “Spain and New Zealand join Three UK Feel At Home Roaming”

Motorola Moto G 4G LTE now available from Three UK


Motorola’s budget Moto G handset was one of the best value-for-money devices when it was announced back at the end of 2013 but came without support for the next-generation 4G LTE network. The Moto G 4G was announced six months later with some feature upgrades and this handset is now available in the UK from network Three. Continue reading “Motorola Moto G 4G LTE now available from Three UK”

UK networks pledge £5 billion to fix coverage issues


The UK Government have announced a major landmark deal with the four major mobile networks to improve mobile coverage in the UK. Under the terms of the deal, the four networks – Vodafone, Three, O2 and EE – have guaranteed to spend £5 billion together to offer guaranteed mobile coverage to 90% of premises across the UK by 2017. Continue reading “UK networks pledge £5 billion to fix coverage issues”

Three UK 4G – 3m customers, 48% coverage


Three UK have revealed that their superfast 4G network is now available to 48% of the UK population with 3.1 million of their customers are now using the next-generation network. Three was the last network to roll out 4G ten months ago and despite the 48% coverage, they are still behind EE (78%), O2 and Vodafone (51%). Continue reading “Three UK 4G – 3m customers, 48% coverage”

HTC Desire Eye – A live Q&A with Three UK

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HTC may have produced some of the nicest-looking Android smartphones on the market to date but the one area where many felt handsets like the One M8 were let down by the Ultrapixel camera that has a 4MP sensor. HTC showed they listen and the new HTC Desire Eye comes with a 13MP camera both on the back and on the front. Interested in learning more about the HTC Desire Eye? Join us for a Live Q&A. Continue reading “HTC Desire Eye – A live Q&A with Three UK”

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Benchmarks

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Lenovo launched the Vibe Z2 Pro smartphone in India back in September . We reviewed the smartphone recently, here are the benchmarks of the Vibe Z2 Pro. It is powered by quad-core Snapdragon 801 28nm HPm Krait 400 CPU clocked at 2.46 GHz with Adreno 330 GPU clocked at 578 MHz. It has a 6-inch ( 2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD display  and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS with Vibe 2.0 UI on  top.  Several flagship smartphones have a Snapdragon 801 SoC, but very few smartphones feature a Quad HD display. Let’s check out the performance in a range of synthetic benchmark tests.

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