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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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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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Pro or Pass: The Impact Of iPhone Depreciation

We did what we do best - a comparison of first year depreciation rates of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 series to predict what the first 12 months for the iPhone 15 lineup will be like. Read on to find out which iPhone 15 to pick to avoid faster depreciation.

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Google Pixel 8 Duo: Never Take a Bad Picture Again With The Help Of AI

Google gives us a glimpse into their AI plans as they integrate impressive features within their latest smartphone and wearable releases at the annual Made By Google 2023 Event: Pixel 8, 8 Pro and the Google Pixel Watch 2.

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Will the iPhone 15 Save The Day Or Is the iPhone Coming To An End?

Following the iPhone 15 launch, we explore Apple's stagnation with tech advancements, in particular whether or not the iPhone has stopped redefining the smartphone landscape. Do you think the iPhone glory days are over?

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Grab-a-Prize Challenge Is Coming To Maidstone

Join us on Saturday 9th September 2023 to get involved in our first ever outdoor event - the Compare and Recycle Grab-a-Prize Challenge! Step inside the huge inflatable Grabdome™ and challenge yourself to grab 30 tokens in under 30 seconds to get in the draw and win!

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Tim Nicholson, Antonia Hristov from Compare and Recycle with Sarah O'Sullivan from Heart of Kent Hospice and little Shaun The Sheep character

Compare and Recycle Proud Sponsors of ‘Shaun the Sheep in the Heart of Kent’ Art Trail

Compare and Recycle will be an Official Sponsor of Shaun the Sheep in the Heart of Kent Art Trail coming to Maidstone in 2024! Find out exactly what the art trail is about and how you can get involved.

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The Best Apple AirPods Pro Alternatives

Thinking of buying the latest AirPods or just a new set of wireless earphones and not sure where to start looking? In this blog we’ll cover which ones are worth it and the best alternatives to the Apple AirPod Pro’s.

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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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Samsung Unpacked Event 2023: Will You Join The Flip Side?

Find out what was announced at the Samsung Unpacked Event 2023 that was held in Samsung's home city of Seoul, South Korea on the 26th July.

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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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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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How Much is My Phone Worth? A Compare and Recycle Guide

A lot of us want to make some quick cash for our old phones before we get new ones, but did you know that there are ways of maximising the price that you can get? If you want to know how much your phone is worth and how to get the most money for your mobile phone, read on.

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What's Inside My Phone?

Our phones are construction marvels. Complicated, smart and harmful to our environment if disposed of irresponsibly. Based on the global average, we check our phones every 16.5 minutes that's about 58 times per day.

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How Much Plastic Is In Your Phone?

We discover how much plastic is in our mobile phone and decide whether that's a good or bad place to have it.

6 Min Read
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This Is Why Mobile Phone Recycling Matters

While e-waste isn't just small electronics such as mobile phones, but also our frequently upgraded phones which add up and fuel the year-on-year increase of this rapidly growing waste stream.

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Simple Ways To Power Down and Complete a Smartphone Detox in a Week

Taking care of yourself and your digital wellbeing in the era of smartphones is essential. These powerful gadgets are constantly calling for our attention and occasionally it's good to disconnect.

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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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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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What Are Refurbished Phones? A Complete Guide

Buying a refurbished phone can be a bit tougher to know what you're getting but our handy guide runs through exactly what you can expect, including price, condition and where to get them so you get the phone you want, for less!

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