Andy Boxall

Andy Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a technology writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and owned a series of audacious cars.
Articles
Product Review

Huawei Nova Review

Huawei’s gorgeous Nova wants to be the smartphone in your jeans, but it’s too pricey.
Mobile

Not so fast: Google may slow down quick charge progress with new guidelines

Google is keeping a careful eye on the new, proprietary fast charging technologies we're seeing launched recently, and has updated its Android guidelines with a warning that it wants all chargers and phones to work together.
Mobile

Got five minutes? That’s all this app needs to help rid you of stress

Meditation doesn't only have to mean sitting cross-legged on the floor for hours. Choose the right method, and the benefits could come after five minutes. The Simple Habit app guides you through the process, and is available for iOS and…
Mobile

Go ahead, dunk them. The best waterproof phones don't mind 2:48

Use your phone in the bath without worrying about getting it wet with our pick of the best waterproof smartphones you can buy.
Music

Electric Jukebox wants to help CD fans understand the fuss over streaming music

The Electric Jukebox, a funky device that wants to drag the millions who still listen to CDs at home into the streaming music age, is about to be released, a year after it was first announced.
Mobile

After killing the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is now looking to reduce its environmental impact

Samsung has ended production of the Galaxy Note 7, a day after it halted sales around the world. The firm is now looking for ways to "limit the potential environmental impact" of all those useless handsets.
Mobile

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9: Our first take

Huawei has teamed up with Porsche Design to make a second, highly exclusive version of the Mate 9 smartphone. It has much of the same technology inside, but with a flashier design, so is it worth twice the price? We take our first look.
Mobile

Huawei's Mate 9 challenges the iPhone with its giant screen and dual cameras

Looking for a big screen smartphone? Huawei's here to tempt you with the Mate 9, a 5.9-inch smartphone packed full of exciting, bang up-to-date tech, inside a slightly disappointingly bland metal body. Here are our first impressions.
Product Review

Xiaomi Redmi Pro Review

Xiaomi proves dual-camera smartphone fun doesn’t need to cost a fortune.
Mobile

LG has combined an iris scanner and a selfie cam into one tiny module

LG Innotek has shown off a tiny new module that combines an iris scanner and a selfie cam, that could find its way into flagship smartphones in the near future. The clever component saves space inside a device, and gives a cleaner exterior…
Wearables

TAG Heuer’s Android smartwatch is now even more expensive, because it comes in rose gold

If you felt a bit cheap buying the $1,500 TAG Heuer Carrera Connected smartwatch, then how about picking up one that costs nearly $10,000? The difference between it and the cheaper one? It's made from rose gold.
Mobile

Samsung’s latest mobile accessories are weird, but oddly fun

Samsung's decided mobile accessories can be a bit boring, so will put a new range of gadgets that are funky, cool, and a bit weird on sale very soon. They include two speakers, battery packs, and a wireless charging plate.