Category: MWC 2020

Oral-B iO vs Oral-B Genius X – Does electric toothbrush tech progress enough for yearly product launches? And is it worth £340+?

On Sunday, Oral-B wen ahead with their product launch in Barcelona which should have been part of the now-cancelled MWC. The new Oral-B iO has some big claims behind it, it has been 6 years in the making with over 250 patents and a first of its kind smooth magnetic system for an almost silent brushing experience. Impressive stuff, but what does all that mean? At MWC 2019 I was demoed the new Oral-B Genius X, which at the time also had many big claims of how great it was and the fact it was the first AI toothbrush,...

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Motorola Edge+ shows up on Geekbench with SD865 and 12GB RAM & is the first flagship device since the 2018 Moto Z3

Motorola has not had a good time in recent years, what was once one of the dominant phone companies, they saw a sharp decline in market share leading to years of loses and the eventual sale to Lenovo. Things started to look up last year, Lenovo revealed that its mobile business group – which houses Motorola — had a profitable year and its second straight profitable quarter. Recently Motorola announced the new Razer, an updated version of the iconic phone with a foldable OLED display. It’s mid-range specs and the painfully high price tag will likely limit how successful...

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 benchmarked on Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro & Realme X50 Pro with Geekbench and Antutu comfortably beats the MediaTek Dimensity 1000

On 11th of February Samsung will likely be the first company to officially launch a phone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 on their new Samsung Galaxy S20 series. With MWC 2020 a few days later it is expected we will see many more phones launching on the latest and greatest Qualcomm has to offer before the month is over. Two likely candidates are the Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro and the Realme X50 Pro, which have both popped up on both GeekBench and Antutu. As you would expect, the chipset sets new records comfortably beating chipsets from 2019, and shows...

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Best of MWC 2019: 6 Phones you can afford edition

The two things everyone was talking about at MWC were foldable phones and 5G. The Huawei Mate X lived up to the hype then sadly ruined my dreams of ever affording one with its £2000 price tag, they wouldn’t even allow me to touch it. MWC this year had a large number of announcements for things that are not immediately available yet either, with unknown price tags. Pretty much everything 5G. OnePlus claim to be releasing one of the first 5G phones to the market, but their announcement at MWC had nothing but a product image, which may or...

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MWC: Oral-B GENIUS X Electric Toothbrush takes the AI craze to your mouth

Hidden away in the depths of hall 8 at MWC was the Oral B booth. Not exactly something you would expect to see at the Mobile World Congress, but the toothbrush uses a mobile app and they were based in the app hall, so I will give them a pass. Oral B will be launching a new entry to their flagship Genius range later this Summer and aims to be the best solution for oral hygiene on the market. The existing Genius 900s is already an impressive toothbrush with 6 different brush modes that can be app controlled including...

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MWC 2019 welcomes back the weird and wonderful. Finally, some interesting phones, even if some are crap

Sadly, I was struck down ill just as MWC was getting into the swing of things, but my take away from the show is that the world of phones is finally getting interesting again. No longer is each brand releasing a similar glass slab of a phone with slightly different camera configurations. We finally are getting to see some creativity, granted some of these are crap, but it is the effort that counts. Huawei Mate X and Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G is the most important tech to launch this year, but most people were talking about the influx of...

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Nokia 9 PureView announced. Will its dated internals distract from the revolutionary camera?

I feel like I have been hyped about the Nokia 9 for years, the Nokia 8 was launched back in 2017 and was the last proper high end device Nokia launched. The Sirocco came after but it was the same device but a different screen. Long delays in the world of tech is never a good thing when the concept of a penta lens was announced it felt like nothing could rival it, but since then a triple camera layout has become the norm for a flagship device, as well as ultra-high megapixel counts. Granted it is not the...

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Huawei Matebook X Pro refreshed for 2019 with i7 8565u & Nvidia MX250 2GB. Plus new OneHop NFC sharing tech

Huawei today has announced a refresh for their laptop lineup. It is somewhat over-eclipsed by the up and coming phone announcement but the new laptops offer flagship specs with innovative features. The announcement included three laptops including the flagship Huawei Matebook X Pro and then also Matebook 14 and 13 models. Each laptop has been upgraded to the latest Intel Whiskey Lake i7-8565U processor which is a quad core eight thread CPU with a base frequency of 1.80 GHz and a boost of 4.60 GHz. The Matebook X Pro will be one of the first laptops to feature the...

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Xiaomi announce Mix 35G device at #MWC19 priced at £520 available from May

This is the first year Xiaomi is launching a device at MWC in less than a decade they have gone from launch to the 4th largest phone company in the world. During the event the speaker tried to show off some of their Smart home IoT devices but embarrassingly this failed with Google not responding to any of his commands. This is an unfortunate problem with live events. Following the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 9, the company has officially launched it for global markets. The phone The phone has a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen with 2340×1080 resolution, 600-nits brightness...

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Huawei Mate X 5G foldable phone revealed via display banner

On Sunday Huawei will announced their 5G foldable phone to the world, but one keen-eyed Twitter user caught the installation of and advertisement banner for the new phone. While it is possible this could be a fake it appears to be authentic and the timing of the advert installation coincides with the announcement. One of the exciting things about foldable phones is how each company will implement it, the Samsung Galaxy Fold has two screens with the big foldable display bending in on itself. Xiaomi have a tri-fold design with the outer edges folding back around on themselves. Huawei...

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Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Asus ZenFone 5Z

We saw 3 phones officially launched at MWC that are powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system on chip. This chip is the latest high-end SoC from Qualcomm and will be the chip powering most of this year’s flagships. With the Snapdragon handling the vast majority of the functions, it is interesting to see what aspects of the chip manufacturers focus on, which they omit, and how the phones are priced. During my Snapdragon roundtable, it was highlighted how the current 3 announcements all appear to focus on a specific feature to promote their phone, and how it...

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Moto Z2 Force & Moto Mods Review Score 81%

Moto Z2 Force & Moto Mods Review

During my time at MWC, I have been using the Moto Z2 Force which is the flagship Motorola phone that uses Moto mods. It was kindly loaned to me by Vodafone and uses the new pay as you go 1 tariff. This is a unique tariff for the UK market where you simply pay up to £1 on any day you choose, then the rest of that day is entirely free. When you reach £1, enjoy free unlimited minutes and texts, plus 500MB of data, for the rest of that day. But if you don’t use your phone that...

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