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Everything You Need To Know About the Fairphone 3 Plus

As it has been emphasised often that the way the smartphone industry currently impacts the environment is unsustainable, there has been an outcry among environmentalists for a smartphone which adheres to the circular economy. Fairphone once again have succeeded at this with the Fairphone 3 Plus.

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Apple Versus Prepear: Another Case of Bullying?

Apple have opposed the use of a pear logo by a meal prep company known as Prepear, as they argue that the logo looks to similar to Apple’s. Prepear is an app which allows users to create and organise recipes and meal plans, and they have a minimalist green image of a pear as their company logo. Prepear’s problems began when the parent company Super Healthy Kids filed to register a trademark for the Prepear logo.

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2020: A Strange Year for iPhone Pricing

2020 is the year where we surrendered to chaos. Nothing followed the predictable routines and patterns that we were accustomed to, and when everything was upended by COVID-19, we saw that many things that we took for granted could change before our eyes, which then forced us to adapt and embrace change.

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You Snooze, You Lose: Time To Get The Most Money For Your iPhone

In the most comprehensive price tracking study that we have ever created, updated for 2023, we have looked at every iPhone recycling price since the iPhone 7 to understand what previous iPhone generations are worth now and how the iPhone 15 release will affect the value of older iPhones when you come to sell your iPhone.

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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.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Devices Are Here, But We Wanted More

The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event introduced us to a plethora of new devices in the Samsung ecosystem, including two new smartphone models. These are the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. We have gathered all the information and will be giving you our hot take on these greatly anticipated Note 20 devices.

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What Happened at the Samsung Unpacked Event?

The greatly anticipated virtual Android launch of 2020 took place on Wednesday the 5th of August, and not only did Samsung unveil the long awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, but we also got to see some other products in the ecosystem if you want to buy complementary items to go with your new Galaxy device.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What to Expect From the iPhone 12

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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