In the last 10 years, smartphones have swept the market to become the must-have device, whatever you want to do.
Originally, smartphones were intended as a tool to help people work on the go, but lowering costs combined with rapid advances in technology mean that they're now the mobile device of choice. Put simply, smartphones are mobile phones with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than a regular mobile. You can browse the internet, check your e-mail, map out routes, play games and much more, all in the palm of your hand.
Depending on your needs, there are many smartphones available for you, from flagships that pioneer the way for other phones, to more compact devices that will do the all the basics without taking up too much room in your pocket.
The forefront of technology
With every brand, you’ll find a flagship range of smartphones that deliver the latest technology and premium builds. These devices are perfect for early adopters of new technology. Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphones are often first when it comes to new technology, packing in innovative features such as wireless charging and heart rate monitors. With HTC’s One series a beautiful high resolution screen and impressive BoomSound speakers bring entertainment to the forefront.
Big power in a small package
‘Mini’ or ‘Compact’ smartphones are scaled down versions of a flagship equivalent. Their screens tend to measure anywhere between 4 and 4.6-inches and feature varying specifications. Some, such as Motorola’s Moto E, offer brilliant value for money for the basics, but can lack some of the features found on more expensive models.
Conversely, Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact packs in spec that’s comparable to its bigger flagship brother, without sacrificing its portability.
The big screen
Phones with larger screens, often referred to as ‘phablets’ are designed to reduce the need to carry around an extra tablet. Phablets feature screens that measure anywhere from 5-inches and up. They're ideal if you're less concerned about making phone calls, and more focused on screen-based tasks, such as sending emails and browsing the web. Phablets generally pack powerful processors to ensure you can run the latest apps and games and make the most of the screen.
With smartphones becoming a vital piece of everyday life, it’s only natural to want to look after them. We stock a number of stylish and protective cases for iPhone and
Samsung Galaxy phones. You'll also find numerous accessories to help you get the best out of your device, from Selfy Sticks and tripods to help you capture the moment, to
portable chargers to deliver extra juice when you need it.