Apple have recently officially unveiled this year's efforts; the long-awaited iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. With various new features, we compare the differences between them.
First of all, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are essentially the continuation of the iPhone range you already know and love. Similar in aesthetic to the previous models, it's more of an internal upgrade to the range than anything drastic. The iPhone X is something else entirely.
So here it is guys, our gadget of the week is the Google Pixel | XL
Since its release back in October 2016 it’s received great reviews including ‘the highest rated smartphone camera’ by DxOMark Mobile. With its impressive specification and smooth performance we are happy to announce that we are currently stocking both Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL (limited stock). Check out our website for a range of conditions and unbeatable prices:
Google’s prices: £599 / £719 (XL)
Our Prices from: 379 / 469 (XL)
We’ve given both models to our expert technicians who have run through some thorough tests to bring to you a comprehensive review:
Gadget Of The Week: Samsung Galaxy S6
Over the years we’ve come to terms with phones that hold their value well and generally maintain their visual and practical aspects. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is definitely a model that ticks those boxes and is still a very popular phone today, which is why we have plenty of second hand Samsung Galaxy S6 in stock!
So here it is guys, our gadget of the week is the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 plus!
Since its release back in April it has received nothing but raving reviews. With its impressive specification and gorgeous looks we are happy to announce that we are currently stocking the S8 and S8 Plus in grey orchid or black. Check out our website for a range of conditions and unbeatable prices: Samungs price: £689.00 / View our prices for the S8 Here.
As of the 14th June 2017, 4Gadgets are giving away an exclusive Samsung BUNDLE which includes a Promate Bluetooth speaker with all accessories included. This post will provide an overview of each Samsung product so you know exactly what's up for grabs!
Samsung Tab S 8.4 (Pristine condition)
4.7 OUT OF 5 STARS
Samsung has done it! The S8 and S8 Plus are out and pulling in rave reviews. Already, 4gadgets have some on stock and plenty more to come, so check out our website for unbeatable prices: https://www.4gadgets.co.uk/buy-used/mobile-phones/samsung/galaxy-s8-plus.
We’ve given both models to our expert technicians who have run through some exhaustive tests to bring to you a comprehensive review:
Here at 4gadgets we’re looking forward to enjoying the bank holiday weekend.
What could be better than two extra days either side of Saturday and Sunday to stuff your face with chocolate eggs and hot cross buns!
Well we can tell you, £10 off all orders over £50 until Bank Holiday Monday!
All you need to enjoy this extra treat we’re offering is our special Easter discount code!
Get £10 off all orders over £50 from now until midnight (12pm) on Monday 17th April by using discount code: ‘EASTER10’. What’s more all orders placed before 3pm on Thursday will be sent for free Saturday delivery.
Bezels are fast becoming history with every new phone shaving off a little bit each year and so far this in 2017 they’ve been reduced to tiny strips at the top and bottom.
With the release of the Samsung S8 and S8 Plus and their ‘infinity’ display and news that the iPhone 8 will have the biggest display it’s ever had, LG have followed suit with their G6. The new model hosts a 5.7in display and a glass front and back cover giving it a smooth finish.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has finally been unveiled after months of speculation and there is lots to discuss about the new handset and its fantastic new features which will be available to purchase 28th April. With the new release, check out our range of affordable Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge for a top smartphone with a low price.
With the news this week that Apple in partnership with (Product) RED have released a scarlet version of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, 4Gadgets have compiled a list of our five favourite Special Editions, both good and bad!
Red, which was founded by U2’s Bono, have joined forces with the smartphone giant in a bid to eliminate the AID’s virus from the world with a special edition that could bring some credibility to what can sometimes seem like a pointless gimmick.
If the reports are to be believed then smartwatches could be about to play a bigger role in the world. According to global market intelligence firm IDC over a 100 million units were sold last year, which is a 25% annual increase and a big reason why many of the big fashion brands are now joining the trend.
The demand for wearable tech is high with many wanting to get outdoors without the need to take their handsets and risk losing or damaging their phones. Durable, water-resistant and innovative smartwatches have finally become important.
Here we look at the best three smart wrist wear on the market.
A second hand Samsung S7 Edge + is currently £369.99 on 4gadgets. If you want it box fresh you’ll have to fork out an extra £227 as the handset costs £597 brand new, which isn’t very wallet friendly. Price is the obvious place to start really, when you think about it, some of the latest models can cost over half a month’s wages to the average person. It certainly pays off to be a little patient and less particular about someone else having previously used the phone you want.
Keeping secrets is virtually impossible these days. Samsung recently found this out after details of their much anticipated Galaxy S8 found its way onto the web.
However, the leak may have worked in their favour as many of the new features reported have caused quite a much needed buzz for the Korean giant.
There has been a delay in the unveiling of the new flagship handsets to the 29th March with worldwide release on the 21st April.
Samsung have redesigned their A-series of phones yet again for 2017 and they are looking really cool. New models of the A3, A5 and A7 will borrow some of the new features from the flagship S7 and will be made to look more modern. Although Samsung have announced it will be bringing them out this year, they have yet to confirm a release date for the UK or give an idea of pricing as of yet. Improvements to the cameras, storage and display have been made and they will also now all come with waterproofing as standard which is a welcome change.
Just a quick update for our customers. Here are our opening times over the holiday period. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
24th December - Closed
25th December - Closed
26th December - Closed
27th December - Closed
28th December – 10am to 4pm – Next Day Delivery if ordered by 3pm
29th December – 10am to 4pm – Next Day Delivery if ordered by 3pm
30th December – 10am to 4pm – Delivery will be on 3rd January
31st December – Closed
1st January – Closed
2nd January – Closed
3rd January – Back to business as usual!
The most anticipated device for 2017 so far, The Samsung Galaxy S8 looks as if it will be released in a standalone event in New York later in April, if reports from South Korea are true. This means that Samsung would break from the traditional reveal date at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona in February.
Despite the rumours of a delayed release, avid fans are patiently waiting for the new flagship device to land in stores. Featuring Samsung’s most advanced hardware to date, with an enhanced camera and super high definition screen, the S8 should be one of the top devices on the market.
Mobile phones are a huge part of our lives now but it’s surprising at some of the things we don’t know about them. Just take a look at 30 interesting facts below.
IBM launched the first smart phone back on the 16th August 1994. It had a touchscreen, stylus and came with preinstalled functions like an address book, calculator, calendar and note pad
The Highest ever mobile phone bill was $201,000 and was charged to Celina Aarons. Celina’s brothers were deaf and mute and so communicated via text, one brother sent over 2000 texts and downloaded videos at a cost of over $2000 per vid whilst on a trip to Canada.
Are you a last minute shopper? Forgotten a present? Don’t worry because during the hours below we will be open and fully operational on the Phone Line, Live Chat and Email services.
21st December - 9am to 5pm - Next Day Delivery
22nd December - 9am to 5pm - Next Day Delivery
23rd December - 9am to 5pm - Saturday Delivery Available or Standard Delivery will be received Wednesday 28th December
24th December - Closed
25th December - Closed
26th December - Closed
27th December - Closed
28th December – 10am to 4pm – Next Day Delivery if ordered by 3pm
Yes, you heard right. Our favourite Italian plumber makes his move to iPhone in a brand new adventure this Christmas, and from what we can tell it looks to be a pretty decent game.
Designed to be a side scrolling platform game in which Mario constantly runs, you have to make him jump over obstacles and avoid enemies and traps to reach the final flag pole. With easy controls it looks to be a simple but fun game using just one hand to tap and make Mario jump. Depending on how you tap the screen, Mario will jump in different ways so it will be completely down to you to keep him safe and gather up all those coins as he sprints through each level.
Here at 4Gadgets we give our customers different ways to pay for safe, swift and easy transactions that ultimately make it convenient for you the buyer. What you guys at home may not have realised is that this week we will be introducing another way of paying. Deko payments will be available on our site from the 9th december this week, giving you guys the option to "Buy now and pay later", spreading the cost to give you more control and flexibility
What you need to know
It’s been a mixed year for Samsung, with the huge success of their Galaxy S7 and huge failure with the Note 7 overheating and blowing up. However this hasn’t deterred their customers and many eagerly look forward to the new flagship phone, the S8.
There are very few facts about the S8 yet but many rumours have been floating about. Boasting of improvements to the design, the processor, the screen and even the Selfie cam…finally…..
5. Ticket To Ride
We all want our phones to stand out and have cool accessories, but some of the things on sale are just weird. Take a look at 12 of the strangest ideas we have found for you.
- Another Selfie stick adaption, this one allows you to broadcast or record interviews and vlogs and even comes with a reporter style microphone.
- A metal headband that stretches over your head to hold your phone for you. Surely Bluetooth is a better idea?
Most people have heard about hidden features in iOS but did you know that android has some too?
Let’s take a look at some of the more useful ones and how they can help you.
- Android device manager allows you to track, ring, lock or wipe your phone should you ever lose it. To access the full array of features, go to the ‘security’ section of your phone and tick access to android device manager. Then when you lose it you can use another phone or web browser to log in and find/erase it.
There are many hidden features on iPhones that can save a lot of time and effort and you’ll be amazed that you never knew. We take a look at some of the top hidden features here.
- There is an option for a more secure passcode under the passcode options screen, using numbers with letters, making it even harder for anyone to guess.
Always losing your Keys? Can’t remember where you parked? Worried of losing your wallet?
Well don’t worry anymore! A New device has been designed in California that works with both Android and iOS devices to make sure you can always find the things that are important to you. So forget expensive GPS systems, take a look at the TrackR instead.
Roughly the size of a 10p, the TrackR can easily be attached or hidden in the item you wish to keep track of. Just download the app to your phone and link them and rest assured of never losing anything again.
Let’s look at some of the features.
We have all heard of the leading smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and iPhone 7, but with these costing a huge amount brand new, it can be a bit too expensive for most. So instead of buying these new handsets on 24 month contracts why not check out some cheaper alternatives?
Budget phones often get overlooked, with people assuming because they are cheap that they are poor quality. Although it’s true that budget phones are not top of the range with everything, they still retain decent features depending on what you need from them, and for such a cheap price you can’t really complain as it is good value for money.
So let’s take a look at some of the best budget phones around...
Since its introduction back in 2007, Android has come a very long way. It has become popular for companies and consumers alike due to its customisation options and how easy it is to adapt it to what you need from it. This being said, iOS still has a few aces up its sleeve that Android struggles to emulate.
With iCloud on iOS you can rest assured that all of your photos, data and even settings and app layout are kept safe so that if you have to change devices you can just download it and continue as before. Although Android has some of these functions it can be fragmented with one app handling pictures, another handling contacts and requires the user to search for different apps in the store to ensure they have everything they wish saved kept safe.
With some strange and wonderful design ideas for their phones, Nokia have led the way with innovation. Sometimes successfully, sometimes not, but they seem set on challenging traditional ideas so with the new range of Nokia phones set to be released in the near future we decided to cast our eyes back at some of the more interesting devices.
With a bottom part of the phone that could twist around to reveal mps controls, this was perfect for music lovers.
A flip out, full QWERTY keyboard gave two typing options for the user allowing a choice of typing methods.
The Pixel, Google’s first home-grown smartphone, looks to be the company’s new release to rival the likes of Apple and Samsung. Here at 4 Gadgets we take a look…
Thanks to everyone that came to our London Cup event in September and made the day a success!
It was a fun day of Go Karting with teams and drivers of different ages competing against each other, entertaining us with their skills. Raffles and Prize giveaways, all in the venue that launched many racing careers such as Lewis Hamilton! Motors TV were also present and filmed the event to be televised, which we can now proudly announce we have the schedule for!
The show premiered at 8pm on Monday 31st October, with repeats on Tuesday 1st November at 6am and 4.20pm, Wednesday 2nd November at 1.15am and Thursday 3rd November at 10.35am.
With so many different smartphones on the market today it can get pretty confusing as to which handsets are the best. A simple search online shows many sites boasting about all the specs, power and designs there are but there isn’t many that give clear cut, user friendly reviews that even your grandmother could understand!
Here at 4gadgets we have spent hours testing and reviewing the latest releases to give you the best 5 amazing smartphones that give good value for money and the best device you could ever want.
Most of the big names have already released phones this year with the main ones being Samsung and Apple, but the new phone from Google is due to release towards the end of the year and it looks very promising!!
On September 7 Apple unveiled the iPhone 7, alongside the bigger iPhone 7 Plus. The new iPhone brags a better camera, a new, super-speedy processor, two new colour options and water/dust proofing. This model was released on 16 September after a successful week of pre-orders. If you are thinking of buying an iPhone there is no doubt the iPhone 7 is the one to get performance wise. However many of the changes are slight and the price of the 7 is making the price of the 6s a more attractive proposition.
- More Storage on Advanced Models
- Innovative iOS 10 Wins Massive Applause
- Dual-lens Camera Built into Advanced iPhone 7 Plus Edition
- Faster Next-gen A10 Chip
- Longer Battery Life
iPhone 7 last minute claims and rumours ahead of its big release on the 7th September...
The most anticipated day for phone fanatics across the globe is almost here and we are as anxious and excited as you are. The pressure has never been so high for tech giants Apple as they are due to follow up from Samsung’s recent success from their latest flagship devices the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge – not to mention the hot topic at the moment; the delayed or exploding Galaxy Note 7…
Here at 4Gadgets we give our customers different ways to pay for safe, swift and easy transactions that ultimately make it convenient for you the buyer. What you guys at home may not have realised is that this month we will be introducing another way of paying. Pay4Later payments will be available on our site very soon, giving you guys the option to "Buy now and pay later", spreading the cost to give you more control and flexibility
How it works
Pay4Later technology makes things easy for you the customer throughout the entire purchase process. Pay4Later technology ensures you get the same great experience however you purchase.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a game changer after sharing a similar spec as its cousin the S7 Edge and plus a highly sophisticated S pen and stretching its curved display to 5.7-inches. The price tag is relatively big, much like the size of the device but equally worth it just by its looks. The Note Galaxy 7 is the large-screen phone of the year that all android users have been anxiously waiting for. The Note 7 maximizes the screen space with its newly functional S pen that slides right into the phone no matter way you put it in this time. Overall it is a fantastically clever, all-rounder that turns heads with its contemporary sleek design.
4Gadgets London Cup 17th-18th September
Out to all adrenaline junkies and gadget lovers across the globe we are delighted to announce that in September 2016 Rye House Raceway will be hosting the 4Gadgets London Cup. Even better we can now confirm that the event will be televised on Motors TV!
We are now edging even closer to the much anticipated release of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (and maybe iPhone 7 Pro). With the web full of rumours, leaks and speculative assumptions, it has proven impossible to know what exactly to expect from Apple in the coming month of its release. Here at 4gadgets we have taken a look at all possibilities and gathered what we think to be more realistic and plausible factors for iPhone 7. Take a look at what we have dug up and make your own minds up on what you think will feature next month guys…
With Samsung set to release its newest Note model in less than a week, we are as excited as you are. Samsung will reveal all on August 2nd but to keep us all pondering and wondering what really is going to feature on the phone they have recently released an official advert on Samsung’s Korean YouTube channel. The short video gives us some big hints at what will likely be announced next week.
While nothing as of yet has been officially confirmed, the teaser gives a generous whisper of what you can expect from the Galaxy Note 7. Here are some of the major hints dropped in the teaser:
1) Finger print scanner
We have seen plenty of great new releases this year from all the top brands! The Apple iPhone SE was recently launched; we have also seen the HTC 10, LG G5, and Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge go on sale. All of these handsets have received plenty of praise and also some criticism! If you are interested in purchasing one of these handsets it may be worth reading on..
Apple iPhone SE
Over the past year we have had many of our customers request a visit to our facility so they can view their handsets before purchasing them. We can now confirm that a click and collect facility is now available as an option when checking out with your order. Our collection facility allows you to purchase a device and view/collect the device before you take it home. Please follow these two easy steps to organise a collection with us:
1) Choose the device you wish to collect, add to cart and proceed to check out.
One Plus 3 Announcment!
With a much anticipated wait, today the One Plus 3 is being announced! If you want to know all about the phone before the launch, you're in luck with all the details below.
With the One plus 2 coming to its flagship end it is still a great phone, with a stunning screen and a brilliantly low price it didn’t disappoint all that much. However there are plenty of things that could have been done better. OnePlus underwent a lot of criticism for losing NFC (main use; contactless payments facility) and it's hoped that will be sorted on the OnePlus Three.
Since the move to our new location we have more room to play with – 13,000 Square feet to be exact. Over the past year we have had many of our customers request a visit to our facility so they can view their handsets before purchasing them. We were simply unable to do so at the time due to the size restrictions at our previous address. But now we have relocated our idea of introducing the view and collection facility is well and truly on its way!
Since the birth of 4Gadgets back in March last year things have escalated quickly. From the quality of our gadgets to the consistency of our customer service we have worked onwards and upwards to fulfil our number one goal of becoming the best provider of pre-owned gadgets. It’s still very early days but thanks to our loyal customers and hardworking team here at 4Gadgets, we are proud to announce our move to a bigger and better future. With the move now complete apart from a few adjustments here and there, it’s safe to say we are back up and running as normal with so much to look forward too.
Here at 4Gadgets we pride ourselves on selling quality gadgets for great prices. We’ve made it a fundamental rule to listen to our customers, making sure we review and follow up all questions and feedback to improve our customer experience on our site. Recently we posted a 4Gadgets survey on all our social networking platforms, asking our lovely customers to fill in a quick survey in order to gain some feedback from our site. We gained some very useful pointers and constructive feedback that our team have been working on and updating since.
When customers get in touch in regards to a refurbished device we usually hear very common questions, the main one being ‘what exactly is a refurbished device?’
Here at 4Gadgets we pride ourselves on selling the best quality second hand phones, which is reflected in our reviews being top 3 in our category! We stock a variety of models being Apple, Blackberry, HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and Sony. To ensure we live up to our slogan; ‘Quality Gadgets, Great Prices’, we take time to compare and confirm our prices so they are always the cheapest available.
Here at 4Gadgets we believe that buying a brand new phone in this day and age isn’t just expensive, it’s foolish! What you guys may be unaware of is that 95% of our stock comes from the original boxes that are sold to us as ‘used mobiles’ from larger companies. These handsets are only deemed as second hand or used because they have been returned by customers within 14 days as the original customer may have changed their mind. So what we are trying to say is that our devices might be titled as used or second hand but really the phones we sell are at highest quality of their grade and show the lowest signs of use that you can find on the market today… So why buy new when you can buy used!?