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Best Smartphones For Night Photography 2023

Do you love night photography, but struggle with capturing a clear enough image on your mobile phone? Or have you been on a night out, looked through your camera roll the next day just to find dark and blurry snaps? Well, this blog lists the best smartphones perfect for night photography.

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Over The Past 10 Years, Brits Wasted £17.5 Billion When Upgrading Phones!

Whether it be the release of the latest iPhone or during seasonal sales that tempts you to buy a new phone, many of us rush to seek the latest tech gadgets despite not having a reason to replace the one we already own. But, what’s the aftermath of this and how many of our old mobile phones get left behind despite having quite a bit of life left in them still? Compare and Recycle, in collaboration with YouGov, conducted a recent survey revealing that a staggering £17.5 billion was lost by Brits over the past decade when upgrading their mobile phones.

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The Samsung Galaxy S24 Series: The iPhone Of Android But Better

The much-anticipated Galaxy S24 series is here and Samsung have upped their game especially when their competitors Apple and Google came in strong with new AI features and changes to design materials in 2023. It's safe to suggest these new features make the Galaxy S24 series the iPhone of Android.

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iPhone 15 Environmental Report

iPhone 15 Environmental Report Reviewed

Once again we have reviewed Apple's iPhone 15 lineup Environmental Reports in order to see whether the iPhones are more eco-friendly.

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Shaun The Sheep Art Trail: Behind the Scenes Interview with the Artist

If you caught up on our last blog, you will already know that we will be supporting Heart Of Kent Hospice by sponsoring the Shaun the Sheep sculpture in Maidstone in the summer of 2024! We are excited to join other local communities and businesses in supporting the cause and be part of this fantastic art trail running for the second time in Maidstone.

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What's Phubbing And How It Affects Relationships

Ever been in a situation where you're pouring your heart out to someone, only to realise they're more interested in their mobile phone than having a conversation? Well, you may have experienced a classic case of ‘phubbing’. In this blog we dive into this digital dilemma and explore how our need to swipe, scroll, and double-tap is sabotaging our human interactions and how we can stop it from ruining our relationships.

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What to Look For When Buying a Refurbished Phone

Getting a refurbished phone may seem a bit confusing however, it is easier than it seems. Follow our tips on what to look for and get the most value for your money!

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The UK's Top 10 Most Gadget-Conscious Cities 2023

It’s that time of year again when we celebrate Global Recycling Day 2023 by revealing the UK’s Top 10 most gadget-conscious cities! Using our trade-in data, Compare and Recycle list which areas in the UK have recycled the most tech.

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The Best Phones for Streaming Enthusiasts

Are you a streaming enthusiast wondering what the best mobile phone is for your avid movie watching? This blog will provide you with all the useful information you need in order to make the best choice when the time comes to make that all important decision - buying your next mobile phone. Keep reading to find out the best streaming phones whether you're ready to splash the cash or are on a budget!

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an image of an iPhone and a Galaxy Z Flip 4 in hand with a text "Android vs iPhone"

Switching From iPhone to Android: A Week With The Galaxy Z Flip 4

Whether you’re an iPhone or Android user, have you ever thought about switching sides and where do your priorities lie when it comes to your smartphone? This is an ongoing debate that we wanted to put to the test and what could be better than to challenge a die-hard iPhone user to switch to an Android for a week! To make the experience even more exciting, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 was a refurbished model rather than brand new.

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Busting 6 Common Myths About Refurbished Phones

Despite the popularity of refurbished phones, there are a few myths circulating that are pushing first time buyers away from making the choice to buy a refurbished phone. In this blog, we've debunked 6 most common misconceptions about refurbished phones.

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Year in Review: The Most Recycled Phones of 2023

Welcome to Compare and Recycle’s Year in Review! Every year thousands of phones get recycled through our comparison, and as the new year kicked off, we decided to wrap up the numbers to share the most impressive highlights and reveal the UK’s most recycled phone of 2023. Keep reading to find out which phones made the list!

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What Is Google Photomoji And How To Use It

Are you a Google mobile phone user and want to find out what the news Photomoji feature is? Well, you're in the right place! Google has officially rolled out Photomoji within the Messages app and it essentially allows users to create reactions and stickers from actual images. Google claims that it will transform your messaging experience and some say that it even resembles the like of iMessage and popular iPhone features. If you want to learn more about how you can start using it, keep reading!

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Person taking picture of a city scape at night

Best Smartphones For Night Photography 2023

Do you love night photography, but struggle with capturing a clear enough image on your mobile phone? Or have you been on a night out, looked through your camera roll the next day just to find dark and blurry snaps? Well, this blog lists the best smartphones perfect for night photography.

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Christmas tree recycling 2024

Christmas Tree Recycling With Heart Of Kent Hospice

Just like our old phones can be recycled and used for parts to make other phones, Christmas trees can be recycled too! Compare and Recycle are proudly in partnership with Heart Of Kent Hospice to support those experiencing terminal illnesses or going through bereavement by joining their real Christmas tree recycling initiative.

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How to Free Up Storage on Your iPhone or Android

We all know that our phone storage is limited and sometimes it can fill up pretty quickly. This is a common issue when you want to take a photo or download a new app. But how do you free up storage on your iPhone or Android? We’ve put together a few tips for you.

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How Plastic In Phones Is Tackled By Industry Giants

The question we always find ourselves asking is whether major mobile phone brands are doing enough to become sustainable and eco-friendly. Plastic has been a growing concern over the last decade, as we see technology advance, but sustainability initiatives are still catching up. So, what has changed and will the tech industry ever become plastic free?

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The Ultimate Guide to Recycling Your Electronics

For some, recycling electronics can be confusing and challenging, which is understandable as there are still a few limitations. But fear not, this guide provides you with practical advice on how to recycle your electronic gadgets, reduce waste and minimise environmental impact while you're at it.

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Apple Environmental Report 2023: Does Apple Really Care About the Environment?

The report is rich in claims and achievements Apple is proud of, but there are a few essentials missing from their progress on the 2022 fiscal year and we decided to dig deeper to uncover the bad and the ugly when it comes to Apple’s environmental impact.

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Top Phones with Expandable Storage: Never Run Out of Space for Photos, Videos and Apps

Trying to find mobile phones with expandable storage in 2023 can be a difficult task. Do you find yourself constantly deleting apps or pictures from your phone because you’re always running out of storage space? Well, we can help you find the top phones with expandable storage to ensure you have plenty of space to store everything you need.

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What Makes Us Addicted To Our Phones?

Ever wonder what’s luring you back onto your phone in the unholy hours of the night? Or feel like you could’ve sworn you heard a mysterious vibration, but no notification is to be seen? Well keep reading to uncover what is keeping you addicted to your phone…

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