Recently a phone manufacturer called Oppo has been shaking the mobile phone world with some revolutionary phone launches. They have been around for a while but haven’t received a lot of attention or recognition. However, in 2019 it seems like we’ve been hearing the word Oppo more and more. Therefore, we decided to take a […]
After long months of rain, coldness and extremely lengthy spring, we can officially say that summer 2019 has finally arrived in the UK. While all of us want to enjoy the sun and the warm weather as much as possible, we cannot forget about our mobile devices during the heat. After all, they most probably […]
The 5G network has finally launched in the UK. It has been welcomed with excitement and appreciation of its speed together with a bit of disappointment with its current coverage and concerns about its impact on health. Therefore, we wanted to see what the real advantages and disadvantages of 5G are. What is 5G? According […]
At loveit coverit, we thoroughly believe that protecting your smartphone device is one of the most important purchases you can make, especially with the current cost of flagship mobiles like the iPhone XS and Samsung S10. To help our customers get affordable, comprehensive cover for the devices they love, we offer two policy types – […]
In an age of bigger, better, and more expensive smartphones, we’re starting to see the big tech companies pivot toward more affordable models. Thanks to increased competition from mid-tier manufacturers, such as Huawei, over the past 12 months we’ve seen Apple release the iPhone XR, Samsung release the Galaxy A8, and now Google have released […]
Results from our independent survey, looking into the use of mobile payments among British consumers, showed that a fair number of people don’t use mobile payment options due to concerns over security. This links to a general distrust of mobile security, as it’s not yet a fully-established options for a lot of consumers. But with […]
As consumers start to move away from cash purchases and large, established retailers are feeling the hit of online competition, it’s becoming more and more important for small businesses to invest in new technologies in order to stay relevant. One of the most beneficial technologies that has emerged in recent years, and is continuing to […]
Power The Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Huawei P30 have similar battery lives (3,650 and 3,400mAh respectively). Apple do not tend to disclose their phones’ battery capacities, but tests seem to suggest the XS has around 2,658mAh. The iPhone also has the least amount of RAM and the least amount of internal storage (64GB as […]
A study by musicMagpie last year revealed that half of Brits have smashed their phone. So don’t worry, it happens to the best of us, but there are ways to lessen the chances of it happening. If you smash or crack your phone screen, it could cost you anywhere between £100-£250 to get it repaired, and if you’ve been burned before, you’ll know how gut-wrenching and financially devastating that can be. In this post, we’re giving you 3 protective measures everyone should be taking, so that you never have to experience that heart-stopping moment when you drop your phone.
loveit coverit, with the help of Atomik Research, surveyed 2,000 people to help us understand how our relationship with smartphones has changed. This included looking at how much time individuals spend on their mobiles, and how technology has invaded our most private and intimate spaces, such as the bathroom and the bedroom. Through this independent […]
This month, loveit coverit have become proud partners with number one insurance brand AXA and are one of the first UK AXA Partners in the telecommunications domain. The partnership is rooted by the shared core values of both brands, which include making transparent, high-quality phone insurance policies at a great value for customers. With over […]
One of the biggest events of the year in the mobile industry, we can expect many brands to make announcements regarding new handset releases. It was recently announced that the Samsung Galaxy S10 launch will not be a feature of the Mobile World Congress but will be its own even in San Francisco on the […]
The three newest iPhone prices range from between £749-£1449, which for many people falls way outside the budget of what they are willing to spend on a mobile phone. Today, we’re giving you alternative smartphone options that offer the same or similar specs and give you much more bang for your buck!
We’ve taken the cheapest out of the three iPhones, the XR, and compared the spec and price to other Android phones available on the market.
‘Tis the season to set new goals, and today we’re taking a look at how you can use your mobile phone to help achieve them. Saving Pennies January can be one of the toughest months of the year financially. If one of your New Year Resolutions is to save some cash, you can use your […]
With Christmas fast-approaching, we’ve put together a guide on the best phones you can get at different price points. So whether you’re buying someone a gift or asking for a phone for Christmas, here are the best low, mid and high-end smartphones on the market. Nokia 7.1 – £299 With a large 5.8inch LCD display, […]
The mobile dating space is filled with apps – estimates suggest there could be more than 7,500 different applications and websites. Whether it be famous examples such as Tinder, Bumble, or Grindr, or more niche apps for specific groups, there appears to be something for everyone, regardless of what they’re into. We spoke to John […]
Research has shown that smartphones are changing the ways we date each other. Not only is it easier to find dates and arrange meets ups, it’s now far easier to never see bad dates ever again! Gone are the days of awkwardly having to avoid eye contact at a mutual friends’ barbecue or cross the […]
The next Samsung flagship smartphone is to set to launch at the end of February, probably at the Mobile World Congress, and should be available to purchase mid-March. So, what can we expect from one of the biggest, most highly-anticipated mobile phone launches of 2019? Let’s start with the name. At this point, we’re pretty […]
Social media exposure is a simple reality of modern life – it’s made its way into nearly every facet our everyday lives, from our jobs and hobbies to our friendships and romantic relationships. But what are the effects of having 24/7 social media exposure on us and our partners, and how, ultimately, does it affect […]
If you’ve ever so much as peeked at a mobile dating app you’ll know it’s a minefield of technical lingo – a positively unknowable tangle of acronyms and syntax and the odd aubergine emoji. For anyone new to the game, it’d be like trying to find love while speaking exclusively in pig Latin. Thankfully, we’ve […]
When we consider the impact that smartphones have on relationships, all too often we’re discussing how they affect our romantic relationships and not those between our friends and family. And while smartphones have plenty of impact on family life, one way in which they have improved familial relationships is how they’ve allowed us to remain […]
‘Catfishing’ is the internet slang term used when a person creates a fake online identity, pretending to be someone they are not. The creation of a fake profile usually involves stealing someone else’s photos, videos and personal information. The most common type of catfishing involves luring or tricking the victim into becoming romantically interested in the fake persona, or ‘the catfish’. So, if […]
Tomorrow, the 26th October, is the official release of the iPhone XR and people will be getting their hands on this coveted new device. So far, we’ve seen the release of the iPhone XS and XS Max, but it’s the XR that’s received anticipation and attention. We’re looking at why the iPhone XR has been dubbed the most impressive iPhone released this year.
As a new school year gets underway, with fresh debate over the suitability of smartphones in schools, loveit coverit are looking into the impact mobile phones are having on our younger generation. We spoke to Jan Bloomfield from Essex Police to get her views on safety, cyberbullying, and the most effective ways to protect children […]
Whether it’s sleep disruption, distraction or comparing our lives on social media, it has been argued that excessive use of technology can result in or exacerbate feelings of anxiety. On National Stress Awareness Day, we’re taking a look at 3 simple ways you can use, or not use, technology to de-stress.
Here at loveit coverit, we’ve been looking at how smartphones are changing the world, starting with the impact they have on children. We’ve been working on an in-depth research project in collaboration with schools, charities, psychologists and governing bodies into the effects these devices are having on our younger generation, particularly with regards to education, […]
With the start of the new school year, the debate as to whether smartphones should or should not be allowed in schools has been reignited. While loveit coverit’s independent research discovered that only 24% of parents believe that schools should completely ban smartphones from schools, we felt that it was important to get the perspective […]
After the seemingly endless media hype and build-up, the new generation of iPhones are finally here. Apple has launched their improvement to last year’s iPhone X, the XS – pronounced ‘ten-S’ as opposed to ‘excess’, though once you’ve seen the price you might feel differently – as well as a larger XS model called the ‘Max’ […]
The Internet can be a treasure trove of information, games, videos and so much more, but it’s also like the Wild West out there. With young people becoming more tech-savvy than ever before, how can parents supervise and keep their children safe while online?
The debate as to whether children should be allowed smartphones (or more accurately, at what age children should be allowed smartphones) has waged on for years. As with any emerging technology, the definitive impact that it has on the youngest and most impressionable in our society is yet to be fully determined, however, that hasn’t stopped a host of opinion pieces and hot takes being written on the subject. We’re taking a look at the effect smartphones are having on our younger generation and in this article, we’ll collate all the information to give a balanced perspective on whether your child should have a smartphone, looking at the pros, cons, and potential risks.
In recent years the debate as to whether children should be allowed to take their mobile phones to school has intensified, especially in the wake of France enforcing an outright ban. In the United Kingdom, we do not have any government legislation which dictates whether schools should or should not allow mobile phones, however, the […]
While the growing capabilities of smartphones and the internet have excelled over the past decade, providing us with more ways than ever to connect with each other, the sad truth is that it’s also given some people greater anonymity when it comes to bullying. Cyberbullying is a growing problem throughout British communities, but it’s most […]
We all had a fairly clear idea of what to expect from the next Apple flagship device and they didn’t disappoint. The iPhone Xs, successor to the popular iPhone X, has a 5.8-inch OLED super retina display with rounded corners and is covered in more durable glass. It comes in gold, silver and space grey and is dust and water-resistant up to 30 minutes in 2 metres of water.
These days, a smartphone is capable of so much and is often used as a helpful tool to monitor your overall health. Whether you’ve got a holiday or special event coming up and want to look your best, or you simply just want to feel your best, we’ve put together a list of the best […]
Updates after Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch The outcome of the Samsung Unpacked event, held on the 9th August to launch the new Galaxy Note 9, consisted mostly of confirming the rumours that had already been leaked- with a few surprises. The surprises included the reveal of a brand new product: Galaxy Home, as well […]
Forget the hundred or so toys you bought for your toddler- they want to get their little hands on your most prized, most valuable gadgets. And it only seems to get worse the older your children get. According to Techcrunch, the average age kids were getting a mobile phone, in 2016, was 10 years old. […]
Smartphones have come a long way in terms of its photo-editing software and apps. No longer do you have to be an experienced and trained photographer with all the gear to produce high-quality, beautiful images. In 2017, Iconosquare found that, with 89.5% of users, the most popular filter used was in fact: no filter. This […]
Whether it’s to capture moments and create memories, Shazam the best songs you’ve heard or check what stage and when your favourite artists are playing, your smartphone is often a useful and convenient tool at festivals. So, with festival season upon us, we are giving you some tips on how to make sure your phone […]
If you have recently invested in or upgraded to an iPhone X, you may be trying to find your way around your new device, discovering the new and wonderful ways to navigate the latest Apple release. We’ve put together a short compilation of tips, tricks and shortcuts you may not have come across yet.
We understand how much gadgets are used on holiday. Whether it’s using your tablet to watch a film by the pool, using your phone to take your holiday pictures or find directions, it’s vital your gadgets are protected while you travel. Protect from liquid damage: Whether it’s from the pool, the sea or spilled drinks, […]
Following one of the biggest events in the smartphone calendar, eager consumers can now get their hands on what’s said to be one of the best handsets of 2018. As of today, March 16, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are now on sale worldwide. The latest smartphones from the Korean electronics giant are available to buy outright or on contract with all major carriers. But how much does it cost? What’s changed? And how does it compare to other smartphones on the market?
As National Apprenticeships Week draws to a close, Shoeburyness-based business, loveit coverit, is pleased to reveal that the four individuals brought through the business under an apprenticeship scheme have all chosen to progress their careers with the company, taking on permanent roles in different areas. The 12-month scheme, run with registered Apprenticeship Training Providers, Key […]
loveit coverit, one of the market’s leading specialist mobile phone and gadget insurers, recently picked up the Trusted Service Award for a second year running, as a result of consistently high customer reviews. Feefo works with over 4,000 brands, collecting ratings and reviews from verified customers, to help businesses make better decisions and deliver exceptional […]
With a starting price of £999, the iPhone X is arguably the most expensive phone currently on the market and it seems as though other smartphone providers are following suit.
Unfortunately, higher price tags on the latest handsets also means that repair costs are increasing.
Without iPhone insurance you’re likely to be left severely out of pocket should something unexpected happen to your device. A brand new replacement iPhone will set you back at least a few hundred pounds. Buying a restored device may seem like a sound investment, until you realise the phone has had a low quality restoration. There’s nothing worse than paying twice for a new phone when an iPhone insurance policy from loveit coverit could have saved you the money and the hassle.
It’s been ten years since the iPhone was introduced. To put that into context, Tony Blair resigned as Prime Minister, people could still smoke in restaurants, pubs and offices, and Leona Lewis spent 10 weeks at the top of the music charts. Elsewhere, Apple was revolutionising the world of mobile phones.
Recently, Samsung has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The scandal surrounding the exploding Note 7s has dominated the company’s news since September and dealt a major blow to its reputation, with Samsung permanently halting production of the Galaxy Note 7.
February might usually be associated with pancakes, but as us mere mortals crack open the eggs and grease our pans, those at Samsung are busy preparing for MWC 2016. And with it, we assume, the unveiling of the new Samsung Galaxy S7. It’s become a tradition to use the annual event to showcase the latest model, with a release date following shortly after, and this year looks set to be no different.
Apple’s Find My iPhone can be something of a lifesaver in the unfortunate event that your phone gets lost or stolen, helping you to locate and protect your device. When it comes to damages however, it can actually slow down your repair. If the application is active, it can cause delays in our repair centre, and we don’t want you to be parted from your beloved device for any longer than you do! Luckily it’s usually fairly straightforward to deactivate:
From identifying songs to managing your thermostat, yes our phones can do more than they used to, but this “doing more” takes up more of our data too. And that can lead to nasty surprise bills; something nobody needs in January. If your Android device is gobbling up more mobile data than you can afford, then give these tips a try.
We’ve all felt the frustration of a slow desktop; the silent rage that the loading circle induces. But the same can happen with your smartphone. They are essentially miniature computers so it makes sense that they will in time slow down in terms of performance. Luckily, there are ways to speed up your smartphone.
An estimated 18 million of us upgrade our mobile phones every year in the UK. If you’re among them, have you considered what will happen to your old phone once you get your hands on your new device? Whether you choose to sell it, donate to charity or pass it on to a friend, it’s really important to make sure you’ve wiped it first.
We recently brought you some tips on how to improve the battery life of your android phone, and we know how much you love your iPhones (we were there in the queue with some of you after all), so we’ve shared some more advice on prolonging the battery life of your iPhones too.
For all the technical wizardry that today’s smartphones boast, there’s nothing smart about a battery that doesn’t see you through the day. Whilst the new Google Nexus phones appear to have made a bit of a battery breakthrough, there are a number of things that those of us who aren’t planning to splash out on the new handsets can do to prolong the life of our beloved devices.
It’s not just Apple and Google battling it out for smartphone supremacy; Samsung just got involved too. Spoilt for choice if you’re considering a new handset, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus has just made your decision that bit harder. Labelled as the S6 Edge on steroids, it boasts a huge screen and excellent camera as its standout features.
If you weren’t happy with your washing powder, you’d probably try a new brand. Bored of your morning cereal? Chances are you’d start looking for a new one. Mobile phones have become an everyday part of our lives too, so if you’re not happy with your current deal, it make sense to shop around. If you’re considering switching networks, make sure you keep our top tips in mind.
There was so much speculation in the build up to last week’s Apple launch, that we half expected the new iPhone to arrive complete with its own cape and superhero powers. Whilst it does boast some impressive new features, it seems unlikely at this stage to be able to make you invincible. Nevertheless, we thought it might be interesting to take a look at just how many of these rumours materialised.
Every generation of parents faces a new challenge that those before them had the pleasure not to contend with. For the modern day parent, this challenge is technology. However, it is possible to feel confident of your child’s wellbeing- we’ve put together five things to consider when allowing your child their own mobile.
Nomophobia is said to be the phobia of the technological age. Originally coined after a YouGov study of the topic, studies have shown that around 54 per cent of us have experienced it at one point or another. Defined as a fear caused by losing your phone, running out of battery or having no network coverage – nomophobia is said to be that pit-of-your-stomach feeling when you suddenly realise you are out of mobile phone contact.
The most common way to damage your mobile phone is by liquid damage. Have a chuckle and read some of these unfortunate, but hilarious stories.
Samsung make the best looking smartphones, don’t they? Take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge launched at the MWC event in Barcelona. Already available to pre-order with the release date due in April, these seamless, sleek and ultra-thin phones are sensational.
Xiaomi are dominating their homeland and are better known as ‘China’s Apple’. They rank No.3 in the Most Innovative Companies 2014 by Fast Company, having reinvented the smartphones business model in the world’s largest mobile market, in such a short period of time too.