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LG G5 32 GB UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Gold
LG G5 32 GB UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Gold
Offered by Connected247
Price: £447.47

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing phone! Underrated., 2 Oct. 2016
Upgraded from a G3. After a couple of months' use I can honestly say this is the best smartphone I have ever owned. The wide angle camera is stunning, the phone is sleek (with a nice design in my view but I can see how others might find it boring) and the G5 feels perfectly weighted and premium in my hand, moreso than any other Android phone I've ever had.

Being able to swap batteries through the modularity aspect is honestly just a bonus for the longevity of this phone as what is otherwise a slightly underwhelming battery capacity is mitigated or rendered a non-issue by the blazingly fast USB-C 3.0 fast charger (you can easily gain 50% charge in just 30-40mins, 20% charge in just 10mins - it's that fast and makes quick 'top ups' worthwhile and feasible when the main's charger is nearby).

The Snapdragon 820 chip inside is a beast and this is the smoothest, most responsive smartphone I have ever had the pleasure of using. Screen is a perfect size and just about bright enough even on a sunny day. Fingerprint scanner is very responsive and well-placed on the back in my opinion as the alternate form of security through a knock code means that unlocking the G5 while it's lying on a desk or flat surface is still relatively easy (unless you have a tediously long knock code!).

The only negatives I can think of...well firstly some of the early batches reportedly had quality and assembly issues, and even in the tightest of builds there still might be a miniscule gap between the removably chin of the phone (the modular part) and the rest of the device. This isn't something that bothers me to be honest, but for others I can understand how this might be irritating aesthetically. Second - no waterproofing. Though you trade waterproofing for the swappable battery and modularity aspect.

I have the gold G5 and loving every bit of it.


Micro USB Cable, RAVPower 5-Pack in Assorted Lengths (1ft, 3ft*2, 6ft, 10ft) - High Speed Micro Charge Lead for Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, LG, Sony, Huawei, Xiaomi, Moto, PS4 Controller, Battery Pack and Tablets
Micro USB Cable, RAVPower 5-Pack in Assorted Lengths (1ft, 3ft*2, 6ft, 10ft) - High Speed Micro Charge Lead for Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, LG, Sony, Huawei, Xiaomi, Moto, PS4 Controller, Battery Pack and Tablets
Offered by Sunvalleytek-UK
Price: £18.00


Samsung Series 7 Chronos 700Z 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 3615QM 2.3GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD SuperMulti DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)
Samsung Series 7 Chronos 700Z 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 3615QM 2.3GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD SuperMulti DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Bargain at £900 or less, fantastic laptop., 28 Sept. 2012
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This laptop really does it all, and very well. It's weakest points are probably the touchpad (temperamental but you do get used to it) and a screen with poor viewing angles (but if only one or two people viewing screen then it's acceptable) and slightly washed out colour. Set the colour configuration to 'sharp' in the easy settings and this does improve a little.

Also, gaming is good on this machine, but I wouldn't say great as it does not have a top of the line graphics card. Still, the dedicated graphics on this machine are more than adequate to run most games on at least medium settings - as an example I play EVE online a lot and can run the game easily on maxed out settings but Empire: Total War on the other hand, starts to suffer from some slight framerate issues at the same, ultra-high graphics level.

The adjustable backlit keyboard is nice, along with the silent fan mode (when you're not doing intensive tasks!). The lack of bloatware is also welcome and as for the overall looks of this beast, despite a lot of its cues taken from a certain other company, the Series 7 still retains it's own character. That power button is definitely cool.

In short, a very capable all round laptop - great looks, great for everyday tasks, good for gaming, decent battery life (when not performing intensive tasks) and still relatively portable for the power it packs. Not quite an ultrabook but more of a sleek, fully-equipped notebook.

If you want that perfect balance between power and portability with good looks, then the Samsung Series 7 Chronos has you covered.

Unless, for example, you're a media editor - save yourself £600 and get this beauty instead of a Macbook Pro. If you can't get used to the touchpad then buy an optical notebook USB mouse here from Amazon and you can still save yourself £590.

I highly recommend this as a high end portable notebook. Purchase with confidence.
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Monkey Dust - Series 1 [DVD] [2003]
Monkey Dust - Series 1 [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Tom Hillenbrand
Offered by Leisurezone
Price: £4.94

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest animated comedies ever, but not for the faint-hearted., 27 Aug. 2012
Oh Monkey Dust Monkey Dust Monkey Dust. Nearly 10 years later and still it is hands down one of the greatest black humour series ever made. Personally, I think the mark of any truly great piece of comedy lies in whether it can make you laugh out loud when you're watching it alone, and this is certainly the case for the vast majority of sketches in this series, bar a few which are less comedy and more of a realistic, grim view on some problems that continue to affect British (and generally Western) society today.

Yes the backdrop of the series is dated now (Broken Britain circa 2003-2005), but the five star ratings rolling in nearly a decade later proves that Monkey Dust has not lost any of its greatness with age. The humour often carries an incisive social commentary, but does so with a blunt delivery. In all honesty, there's not too much else for me to add; other reviews have said it all and hit the Dobsky on the head.

Series 2+3 really should make an appearance on DVD, it doesn't matter how politically incorrect it is; slap an oversized 18 rating on it along with some warnings on the back and I'm sure adults even taking a look at this in a store would have enough brain cells to work out if it's acceptable viewing (and if not, I still think they 'd be missing out big time!). Seasons 2+3 are apparently available via illegitimate means but each one to his or her own as I do not wish to publicly condone piracy.

Make no mistake my fellow Amazonians, this is black humour at its very finest.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Dec 23, 2013 3:16 PM GMT


HTC Desire HD Sim Free Mobile Phone - Mocha
HTC Desire HD Sim Free Mobile Phone - Mocha

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning smartphone., 10 Dec. 2010
Quite frankly, it's an amazing piece of technology. It's by far the best phone I've ever had (my previous handset being an X10i)and it's the most powerful smartphone out on the market right now, period. Yes the battery life isn't great compared to your average phone but then again, it isn't an average phone. It's a high-end smartphone. I feel some people have their expectations set a little too high when it comes to expecting days and days' worth of juice from a device that pretty much does it all for you. That's not to say that HTC should get off the hook so easily, as they could have put more 'mAh' in this device.....but honestly, having owned this beauty for a month now and fine tuned the syncing, screen brightness, etc. the battery life is no problem for me at all and easily lasts me a working day on medium to heavy use. If I want it to last much longer then I can turn off 3g too, but that's rare and only if I'll be away from a charger for a couple of days. Otherwise, even if you're a heavy user and like to have everything switched on in settings, you can always charge it up at night. That's not too hard to do - nobody uses their phone while asleep.

As a side note, for anyone who experiences any sort of lag or freezing up with their HD straight out of the box, I would recommend checking the USB Debugging option in the Applications menu in the settings. It seems to be a solution to the now relatively well-known '/init' process bug that the HD suffers with 2.2 Froyo. Trust me, once you tick this option the phone will almost entirely stop lagging and run smoothly. Just make sure to uncheck/untick this option whenever you go to connect your HD to a PC. Credit for this nifty trick goes to the awesome people over at the XDA forums. Check them out.

So to sum it all up, I'm very very happy with my Desire HD. Well done HTC.


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