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Smartphone Review: Alcatel 3V

Alcatel 3V

The Alcatel 3V is a gorgeous budget smartphone that’s perfect for first time buyers and anyone in need of a modern mobile at a price that won’t break that bank. For a budget smartphone, the Alcatel 3V is surprisingly powerful and comes with several notable features including a large and colourful display and both face recognition and fingerprint scanning security.


Black Friday Sale: Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 Sale

Great news for smartphone lovers: the annual Tesco Mobile Black Friday Sale extravaganza is live now for two weeks from November 15th to 28th.

During this time, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up some incredible smartphones for less such as the Samsung Galaxy S8.


Black Friday Review: Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei P20 Pro Sale

Tesco Mobile’s annual Black Friday extravaganza is here and with it a whole heap of incredible smartphone offers designed to save you money before Christmas kicks off. To get you ready for these fantastic offers, all of which are available from Thursday the 15th of November, we are reviewing some of the stunning smartphones you can expect to pick up for less during our Black Friday promotion.


Black Friday Sale: Huawei P Smart and Huawei P20

Huawei P Smart & Huawei P20 Sale

Great news for smartphone lovers: the annual Tesco Mobile Black Friday Sale extravaganza returns for two weeks from November 15th to 28th.

During this time, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up some incredible smartphones for less such as the Huawei P Smart and the Huawei P20.


Black Friday Sale: iPhone 7

iPhone 7 Black Friday

Great news for smartphone lovers: the annual Tesco Mobile Black Friday Sale extravaganza returns for two weeks from November 15th to 28th.

During this time, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up some incredible smartphones for less such as the iPhone 7.


Apple Announces the iPhone XS

Apple iPhone XS

After months of teasing, Apple finally announced the hotly anticipated iPhone XS at a special Apple event last week.

The latest must-have smartphone from Apple features an incredible HDR display and a powerful new camera selfie lovers will adore.


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

After months of waiting, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is finally here and we couldn’t be happier with this amazing new smartphone.

It packs a pretty powerful punch and is the biggest Note smartphone from Samsung yet, offering users plenty of screen space to text, surf the web and watch their favourite videos.


Alcatel Review Roundup

Alcatel Smartphone Roundup

On the hunt for a brand new smartphone but unsure which brand and device are the best option for your needs?

No matter what you’re looking for in a smartphone you’re bound to find it in one of the following Alcatel smartphones, all of which will be available to purchase online or from your local Tesco Mobile store in the very near future.

Huawei P20 Pro Review: The Best Camera Smartphone Yet?

Huawei P20 Pro

The Huawei P20 Pro is an incredible top-end smartphone fitted with one of the most impressive cameras we’ve ever seen in a smartphone.


Capable of producing stunning photographs and a wide variety of beautiful shots, the Huawei P20 Pro is highly recommended if you have an interest in smartphone photography.

Sony Xperia XZ2: Sony’s Most Exciting Smartphone Yet

Sony’s Most Exciting Smartphone Yet

Sony Mobile recently revealed the hotly anticipated Sony Xperia XZ2, a flagship smartphone packed with impressive features and a seriously powerful camera.


It’s easily Sony’s most exciting smartphone yet and in today’s blog we’re going to breakdown the various features of this very cool device.

Apple is Working on a Foldable iPhone

Apple is Working on a Foldable iPhone

While there have been plenty of rumours over the years about a Samsung foldable smartphone, it now appears that tech giant Apple is working on its very own foldable device.


Apple’s foldable iPhone is expected to launch in 2020 as part of what will be a burgeoning foldable smartphone market and will really have to utilise some innovative features if it wants to stand out from the foldable crowd.

Here Comes the Xperia XA2

Sony Xperia XA2

The recently released Sony Xperia XA2 is a beautiful camera-centric smartphone that offers photography fans and filmmakers plenty of nifty features to play around with.

An ergonomic smartphone with an impressively durable body, the Sony Xperia XA2 is a welcome addition to Sony’s mighty line of Xperia devices and a must-have for snap happy people.

Here Comes the Samsung Galaxy S9

The official launch of Samsung Galaxy S9 | Tesco Mobile Blog

This week saw the official launch of the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone and S9+ variant at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

Packed with innovative new features and a powerful new camera, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is all but guaranteed to be another incredibly popular smartphone and a massive hit for the South Korean electronics giant.

Introducing the Huawei P Smart: Entertainment with No Limits

Introducing the Huawei P Smart - Tesco Mobile

If you’re on the lookout for a cost-effective smartphone offering unrivalled entertainment and an impressive photography experience then you’ll be delighted to know that the Huawei P Smart has finally arrived on our shores.

This beautifully designed smartphone truly has something for everyone and is one of the most rewarding mid-range smartphones we’ve ever seen.

Smartphone Trends of 2018

Smartphone Trends of 2018 | Tesco Mobile

2017 was another stellar year for smartphones and saw the introduction of some incredible new features including edge-to-edge displays, facial recognition security and slow motion video recording among others.

Most of 2018 will be spent perfecting the above features but we can also expect to see some newer smartphone trends taking centre stage, such as OLED displays and foldable smartphones.

Samsung S8 vs iPhone 8: Who Wins this Christmas?

Samsung S8 or iPhone 8

Arguably the two biggest smartphones of 2017, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Apple iPhone 8 are set to duke it out for the prestigious ‘Most Popular Smartphone of Christmas’ award.

Before you cast your vote in this most contentious competition, we invite you to review the facts of the matter in regards to this smartphone smackdown.

Huawei P10 Review

Huawei P10 Review

The Huawei P10 is an impressive smartphone that boasts a forward-thinking design and a pretty nifty dual-lens camera.

The ideal device for photography fans, the Huawei P10 is a fun and easy-to-use smartphone that represents Huawei at its best.

The Most Exciting Smartphone Releases of 2018

Smartphone Releases in 2018

If you thought 2017 was an amazing year for smartphones then you’ll be blown away by what’s on the cards for 2018.

From the long-rumoured Nokia 9 to Samsung’s mysterious foldable smartphone, we’re predicting 2018 to be the best year yet for smartphone releases.

Alcatel Idol 5 Review

Alcatel Idol 5 Review

The Alcatel Idol 5 is the definition of a cost-effective yet competent smartphone, offering users access to lots of great features typically found in high-end smartphones. This smartphone, coming soon to Tesco Mobile is definitely one for social media fans and budding phone photographers and comes with some pretty nifty additions.

Getting to Grips with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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The recently released Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is an incredible device and a must-have for any true smartphone aficionado.

Boasting an unrivalled 6.3-inch display, excellent front and rear cameras and the pretty handy S Pen stylus, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is at the cutting edge of smartphone technology.

Apple announces the iPhone 8

iPhone 8

Last Tuesday saw the unveiling of the iPhone 8, iPhone X and iOS 11 alongside other new products during the Apple Special Event at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino, California.

It was definitely one of the most anticipated technology events of the year and we’re happy to say we were blown away by everything Apple announced.

Huawei P10 Lite Review

Huawei P10 Lite Review

When it comes to cost-effective smartphones, you’ll be hard pressed to find a device that offers as much value for money as the Huawei P10 Lite.

A handy and fun-to-use smartphone packed full of great features, the Huawei P10 Lite is fast becoming one of Huawei’s most popular phones and is not hard to see why.

What to Expect from the iPhone 8

iPhone 8

While Apple is yet to officially reveal the long-awaited iPhone 8 smartphone, we do have a fairly good idea of what features will likely be included.

Thanks to the hard work of a group of dedicated tipsters, leakers and insiders, we can safely say Apple’s latest smartphone will support face and eye scanning, wireless charging and augmented reality among other features.

Moto G5S Review

Moto G5S Review

The Moto G5S is a special edition version of the recently released Motorola Moto G5 smartphone from Lenovo, a device many suggested could be the best budget smartphone of 2017.

The updated Moto G5S features a number of improvements over the original model including an upgraded design, battery and camera and is a great option for photography fans and people on the go.

Great Upcoming Smartphones Everyone Will Love

Smartphones for Everyone

This year has been one of the greatest so far in terms of smartphone releases. We’ve already seen the launch of amazing devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, the HTC U11 and the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, and we have even more to look forward to in the second half of 2017. Today’s blog forecasts some of the upcoming smartphone releases of 2017 that everyone is going to love, namely the Nokia 8, Pixel 2 and the iPhone 8.

Xperia XA1 Review

Xperia XA1 Review

The Sony Mobile Xperia XA1 is a best-in-class device that comes with one of the most advanced smartphone cameras on the market.

Alcatel U5 Review

Alcatel U5 Review

The Alcatel U5 is the latest cost-effective option from popular manufacturer Alcatel and comes with lots of creative selfie features for a fun-filled yet affordable smartphone.

Huawei Y6 2017 Review

Huawei-y6-2017-review

The Huawei Y6 2017, also known as the Huawei Y6II, is an excellent budget smartphone packed with plenty of great features, an impressive camera and an intuitive interface.

Motorola Moto C Plus Review

Motorola-moto-c-plus-review

The latest addition to Motorola’s fantastic range of affordable smartphones, the Motorola Moto C Plus is a sweet and simple device ideal for people looking for a reliable entry-level Android smartphone.

Coming Soon to Your Android Smartphone

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Google’s annual I/O developer conference took place earlier this month and among the many important announcements at the event was plenty of good news for Android smartphone owners. Today, we’re going to take a quick look at what’s in store for your Android smartphone in the very near future.

Samsung Galaxy J3 Review

Samsung-galaxy-j3-review

After months of waiting, the Samsung Galaxy S8 finally went on sale last month. With its almost bezel-less display, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is without a doubt one of the most aesthetically pleasing smartphones ever manufactured, and the ideal device for taking and viewing pictures and video content on.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

samsung-galaxy-s7-review

Looking to purchase a top quality smartphone at a cost-effective price? Then you may want to consider the Samsung Galaxy S7, a beautiful device that comes with impressive features including a powerful camera and a crystal clear display screen. It’s available for just €149.99 on our €30 a month plan with 15GB of data, 500 minutes and 500 texts.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera Modes Guide

Samsung-galaxy-s8-camera-modes

After months of waiting, the Samsung Galaxy S8 finally went on sale last month. With its almost bezel-less display, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is without a doubt one of the most aesthetically pleasing smartphones ever manufactured, and the ideal device for taking and viewing pictures and video content on.

In today’s post we’re going to take a quick look at the Samsung Galaxy S8’s camera modes for pictures and videos and how these can be used to improve your shots and videos.

Getting to Grips with the HTC RE Camera

free-htc-re-camera-offer

The HTC RE camera is a small and sturdy point-and-shoot companion camera for the HTC One A9s that offers a fun and easy method for taking pictures and recording videos on your smartphone. It’s currently available for free as part of a special offer: purchase a HTC One A9s on bill pay or pre pay in-store and you will receive your HTC RE camera for free

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 Review

Huawei-p8-lite-review

The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is an update of Huawei’s popular P8 smartphone originally released back in April 2015. With so many new devices available to buy today, you may be wondering if an updated version of a smartphone first released two years ago could be worth your money.

HTC Desire 650 Review

htc-desire-650-review

If you’re looking for an inexpensive smartphone but still want access to the same kind of features you’d find in mid-range device then you should check out the HTC Desire 650, coming soon to Tesco Mobile Ireland. The HTC Desire 650 is cost-effective smartphone and the successor to HTC’s popular Desire 630 model.

Samsung Unveils the Galaxy S8

Samsung-unveils-the-Galaxy-S8

Following months of rumours and quite a few notable leaks, Samsung took to the stage at special events in New York and London on March 29 to finally unveil the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8. Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is without a doubt one of the most talked about smartphones in recent years.

Sony Xperia X Compact and Xperia XZ review

Sony-Xperia-X-Compact-and-Xperia-XZ-review

The Sony Xperia X Compact and the Sony Xperia XZ are two powerful smartphones packed with a whole load of features designed with the modern smartphone user in mind. Read our full review to get a full breakdown for what is on offer in these smartphones

Jargon Buster Smartphone Security

Jargon-buster-smartphone-security

Thanks to recent advances in technology, smartphone security is now better than ever. From the Touch ID fingerprint scanner found in iPhones to the pattern lock found in many Android phones, an increasing number of modern smartphones are including advanced security methods with the goal of keeping the contents of your smartphone safe and secure.

Acatel Shine Lite Review

alactel-shine-lite-review

The Alcatel Shine Lite is designed with selfie lovers in mind and is a great option for people looking for a competent camera smartphone at a cost-effective price. The Alcatel Shine Lite features a 13MP rear camera suitable for taking a wide variety of shots, and a 5MP front camera perfect for selfies. Both the rear and front camera have a flash, so you don’t have to worry about low lighting ruining your next Instagram selfie.

Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 and Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Review

Samsung-galaxy-A3-2017-and-samsung-galaxy-a5-2017-review

This month at Tesco Mobile sees the arrival of two updated models from Samsung’s Galaxy A series: the Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 and the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017. The 2017 editions are the third version of these incredibly popular Samsung Android smartphones, and come with updated features that reflect recent innovations in the smartphone world.

The Nokia 3310 is Making a Comeback and Doing it in Style

the-nokia-3310-is-making-a-comeback

Fans of retro mobile phones everywhere will be happy to know that the Nokia 3310 is making a comeback later this month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Once described as ‘the most reliable phone ever made’ the Nokia 3310 first launched all the way back in 2000 and sold 126 million units making it one of the greatest selling mobile phones ever.

Reintroducing the Huawei P9

reintroducing-the-huawei-p9

Looking for a powerful smartphone at a cost-effective price? Then we highly recommend you check out the Huawei P9, an excellent high-end device available for free on our €30 plan. The Huawei P9 features a range of efficient functions designed to help you take stunning high-definition photographs and videos, so if you’re looking for a smartphone capable of capturing professional quality images then this is the device for you.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Gear Fit2

Samsung-galaxy-s7-edge-and-Gear-Fit2

Samsung currently has a great deal available for fitness fans to avail of; purchase a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and claim a Samsung Gear Fit2 for free. The offer runs from 12th January to the 28th February 2017.The Galaxy S7 Edge is a powerful smartphone while the Gear Fit2 fitness tracker is one of the best fitness trackers out there.

Smartphone Resistance to Dust and Water

Smartphone Resistance to Dust and Water

An increasing number of smartphones, including the Apple iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7, feature some level of dust and water resistance. This resistance varies from model to model, with certain smartphones providing greater protection than others.

Motorola Moto E3 Review

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The Moto E3 features a 5 inch display - plenty of room for work or play or anything else you like to do. Inside there’s a fast processor and plenty of RAM, and it’s all brought together by a streamlined version of the Android operating system, version 6.0.

Alcatel PIXI 4 6" Reveiw

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Smartphones are amazing devices with giant high definition screens, fast data and top notch cameras. That means they’re great to use and carry with you every day but it eats into your battery life. This festive season you’ll definitely want to have a phone to hand so use these top tips to keep your phone juiced up.

Will the Apple iPhone 8 have a 3d camera?

iPhone 8 - 3D Camera

The Apple iPhone 7 has only recently been released but attention is already turning to next year's model. It’s likely that the iPhone 8 will be released in September 2017 and as always people are looking to find out what features it might include, with the rumour mill already in high gear.

Moto G4 Play Review

Moto G4 Play

The Moto G4 Play is the latest in the very popular Moto range, which brings top specs and a great look at an affordable price. It all starts with powerful specs inside, including a speedy processor and plenty of memory on board.

iPhone 7 Review

iPhone 7 Review

The latest stunning Apple phone has just landed at Tesco Mobile Ireland! The iPhone 7 combines the highest quality materials with cutting edge technology and an unrivalled user experience.

HTC One A9 Review

HTC A9s

The HTC One A9s is coming soon to Tesco Mobile Ireland and it’s definitely one to look out for if you’re looking for a phone with stunning style. This phone has a dual finish metal body that’s not only designed to put up with drops and scratches...

Sony Xperia X Review

Sony Xperia X Review

The latest Sony flagship has arrived at Tesco Mobile, and you can buy it online today. The Xperia X has a five inch screen and seriously speedy specs but it’s best feature is definitely the camera. The 23 megapixel model on the back starts up and shoots in just 0.6 seconds...

Motorola Moto G4 Review

Motorola Moto G4 Review

The latest Motorola phone is the Motorola Moto G4 and it brings top performance and ease of use at an affordable price. The Moto G4 is made for life, with a large screen and big battery as well as welcome splashproofing - because sometimes the worst does happen! ...

Huawei P9 Lite Smartphone Review

Huawei P9 Lite

If you’re looking for a slim and stylish handset which doesn’t sacrifice on specs, the Huawei P9 Lite is one to watch out for. It starts with the 5.2 inch Full HD screen which is designed to cover more of the front of the phone while also delivering a range of colours...

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