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Google Pixel 4a First Impressions and Sustainability

Google Pixel 4a First Impressions and Sustainability

The Google Pixel 4a was released without much fanfare as it became available to order on the Google website rather than through the usual pomp of a phone release ceremony. While we missed out on the usual glamorous affair of a smartphone manufacturer presentation, all the specs are available to view online, meaning that you can still decide easily whether this is the phone for you. Without further ado, here are our first impressions of Google’s latest budget handset.

How To Keep Your Phone Cool In A Heatwave

How To Keep Your Phone Cool In A Heatwave

We all know what measures to take to protect ourselves from getting too hot: sun cream, hats, flip flops and staying hydrated. But how can we protect our phones from overheating? If you don't know the answer, no worries, as we have some tips that you can follow to help your phone survive a heatwave.

Is the iPhone 11 Holding Its Value?

Is the iPhone 11 Holding Its Value?

Make an informed decision when buying a new phone by looking at the rate of depreciation of last years' devices.

Everything You Need to Know About Contactless Payments on Mobile Phones

Everything You Need to Know About Contactless Payments on Mobile Phones

It is becoming increasingly popular to make payments by using our mobile phones or our smartwatches. Here is everything you need to know about these kinds of contactless payments.

iPhone Trade-In Prices: Compare and Recycle vs Apple

iPhone Trade-In Prices: Compare and Recycle vs Apple

As we’re getting closer to that time of the year when Tim Cook takes it to the stage to announce the latest lineup of iPhones, here at Compare and Recycle we’re seeing iPhone trade-in prices going up, while Apple has quietly devalued previous iPhone generations.

OnePlus Nord Launch: Finally, a Phone to Get Excited About

OnePlus Nord Launch: Finally, a Phone to Get Excited About

So now that the event has happened, has the OnePlus Nord lived up to our expectations? The short answer is: yes, we are very impressed and we have not seen such an attractive smartphone offering for quite some time. Without further ado, here are our impressions of the OnePlus Nord.

Huawei to Be Banned From UK 5G Networks by 2027

Huawei to Be Banned From UK 5G Networks by 2027

The UK’s mobile providers, which includes O2, EE, Three and Vodafone have all been banned from buying Huawei equipment after the 31st of December, and are all required to remove Huawei’s 5G kit from their networks by 2027.

What to Expect From the Google Pixel 4a [Updated]

What to Expect From the Google Pixel 4a [Updated]

We’ve looked at the Google Pixel 4a rumours that are currently circulating, and we’ve identified the believable from the outlandish, so we can give you a good idea of what to expect from the Pixel 4a.

Everything You Need to Know About the OnePlus Nord

Everything You Need to Know About the OnePlus Nord

There has been a great deal of hype and speculation surrounding OnePlus’ newest smartphone model, and the wait is finally over, as the OnePlus Nord has been made official.

What We’ve Heard About the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 So Far [Updated]

What We’ve Heard About the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 So Far [Updated]

The Galaxy Note 20 series launch is fast approaching and it is expected to bring various camera and functionality improvements over the Galaxy S20 devices. Let’s talk through the whispers and confirmed features of the Note 20 series.

What to Expect From the iPhone 12

What to Expect From the iPhone 12

So what exactly can we expect from the highly anticipated iPhone 12 series?

Android Pie Comes to Fairphone 2 and Why You Should Care!

Android Pie Comes to Fairphone 2 and Why You Should Care!

Android 9 is coming to Fairphone 2, 5 years after release. Showing the android community that updates beyond two years is possible. Here's why it matters to even those without a Fairphone 2.

iOS 14: New Features Coming to the iPhone

iOS 14: New Features Coming to the iPhone

During WWDC 2020 Apple have previewed iOS 14 and announced which iPhones will support the latest iOS. Curious to find out what new features are coming to the iPhone? Read on.

The Huawei P40 Pro Plus Is All About the Zoom Lens Technology

The Huawei P40 Pro Plus Is All About the Zoom Lens Technology

Year after year we see more manufacturers aiming for breakthroughs in smartphone photography going above and beyond smartphone camera capabilities and packing smartphones with three, four and even five rear lenses. So what makes the Huawei P40 Pro Plus stand out from its 2020 flagship siblings and how Huawei justifies the premium price tag? Let’s dive in.

Father's Day Gift Ideas for Social Distancing

Father's Day Gift Ideas for Social Distancing

We’ve compiled a list of our top three tech gift ideas that work while social distancing, so that your dad can make the most of lockdown this Father’s Day.

Android 11 Preview

Android 11 Preview

The official Android 11 rollout is still some time away, but but developers and user of the Pixel 2 and newer already have an early access to the upcoming Android 11. We’ll be going through some of Android 11 features to get a rough idea what we might see in the latest Android version later this year.

How to Get Extra Cash for Your Summer

How to Get Extra Cash for Your Summer

This is a guide that will show you where your money can go when you sell your spare gadgets on Compare and Recycle. The activities that we mention can be done while social distancing, so we hope that these will give you some inspiration for ways to spend your time during the summer months.

COVID-19: Compare and Recycle Service Update

COVID-19: Compare and Recycle Service Update

As it has been several months since we were first instructed to stay at home by the UK government, the following update will explain what you can expect from comparing prices on Compare and Recycle to sell your device to one of our merchants.

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