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The Best Phones Available in 2018

The Best Phones Available in 2018

Upgrading your phone can sometimes feel like a hassle. The longwinded process of transferring all of your pictures and data and getting used to a new phone can often put people off the task. The mobile phone world is moving fast though, and if you choose to stick with an older model, you may be missing out on some great features that can make your day-to-day life a lot easier.

For example, it looks like water-damage is becoming a thing of the past, as many new phone models have begun to incorporate waterproofing. Faster processing speeds, wireless charging, and face recognition are just a few of the other features you could be taking advantage of.

But with so many great new options, it can be difficult to choose the phone that has exactly what you’re looking for. That’s why we have created a list of some of the best phones on offer in 2018. If you feel it’s time to finally ditch the iPhone 4 with the cracked screen that you’ve had since you were in the womb, this list might be able to help. Read on for advice on the best phones available in 2018 to help you make your decision.

1. Apple iPhone X (Obviously)

You would be hard-pressed to find a list of best phones that does not feature an iPhone in one way or another. The newest addition to the iPhone family is the iPhone X. Apple is describing the iPhone X as the most intelligent iPhone to date, which is, of course, a trait everyone looks for in their smartphone. But seriously, the iPhone offers some pretty amazing features that would be hard to say no to. In addition to the already popular touchID feature and voice recognition, the iPhone X now comes equipped with a face recognition feature, meaning you can secure your phone with your face! The phone also consists of a 5.8-inch screen, which makes using this phone a very immersive experience. As well as being water and dust resistant, the phone also features wireless charging. which makes you feel like you really are in the future.

2. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

The Galaxy S9 Plus is the newer version of the Galaxy S9. It differs from its predecessor in that it offers a second camera lens on the back for taking portrait photos. This camera really stands out from the other Samsung phones on the market as it gives the user the chance to use depth of focus and blur backgrounds to improve their photography. It features a 5.8-inch screen, a sleek design and incredible speeds due to its Snapdragon 845 processor. In fact, it probably has the fastest response time of any phone currently on the market. There are some great colour schemes available, from lilac blue for a bright and happy look to titanium grey for a more conservative look. The battery life is top-notch and should last all day. It also features wireless charging and waterproofing. There are some issues with low-light photos and the 3D avatar software, but overall, this is a great phone.

3. Google Pixel 2

Pixel is Google’s answer to the iPhone. And for the most part, Google’s flagship mobile phone was well received when it was released back in 2016. Since then Google has followed up on their success with the release of the Pixel 2 in October 2017: a phone which remains one of the best available on the market. The main reason to buy this phone is, of course, its superb camera – the best of any other Android phone. But it has some other great features as well, like water-resistance, fast updates and the Google Lens feature. On the downside, it lacks a headphone jack. If you like to use wired headphones when you listen to music, this might be a problem. Other than that though, it’s mostly an excellent phone.

4. The LG V30

If you’ve established that a headphone jack is important to you, then look no further than the LG V30. This phone’s jack has a quad-DAC built in for superb quality audio. But that’s not all; it also has a fantastic camera, superior battery life, waterproofing, and that all-important wireless charging capability. The design makes it a little awkward to hold, and the autofocus on the camera can sometimes move frustratingly slowly, but overall this is a great option. If you’ve grown disillusioned or bored with iPhones, and you don’t fancy the Galaxy S8 Plus, this may be the phone for you.

5. Huawei P20 Pro

For those who like to stand out, and for those that understand that their phone is as much a style accessory as it is a functional device, you might want to look into the Huawei P20 Pro. This phone will turn heads with it’s incredible ‘twilight’ pink and blue colour scheme. If you prefer an understated look, though, it’s also available in solid blue, black, or pink gold. But don’t worry, this phone hasn’t prioritised style over substance. It backs up its good looks with some superb features. It has a total of three – yes, three – lenses on the back, which allow it to take great images in the day and even better images at night, thanks to the Night Mode feature. It’s also water-resistant and has a superb battery life. With all these great features, you’re probably wondering ‘what’s the catch?’ Well, it doesn’t support wireless charging. Like the Pixel 2, it also doesn’t have a headphone jack, nor does it have a lot of storage space. It also doesn’t quite match the Galaxy S9 for processing speed. Despite all this, it’s a good phone and deserves a place in the top 5 phones in 2018.

There you have it – the best five phones available in 2018. The above list should have something for everyone. Whether you’re an Android or an Apple fan, a photographer or a gamer, an email-checker or Facebook-trawler, you should be able to find a phone that works for you.

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Unlocking an iPhone without an Apple ID or Password

Unlocking an iPhone without an Apple ID or Password

There are a number of instances where you may be trying to get into an Apple device without knowing any of the information that you may need in order to do so. For example, if you have a family member or friend that is ill and you need to get in their phone for information, or if you have gotten hacked and all of the information for your Apple account was changed for whatever reason, you may need to get around that failsafe.

What are you supposed to do at that point? Here are some tips that you can use in order to unlock your iPhone without any of the Apple ID or password information that you would otherwise need.

  • Siri is always a great way to try and get around the issue at hand. You may be able to talk to her using her commands in order to get around the lock feature. Sometimes this works, but sometimes it will not. Try this before you do any of the other suggestions that we have for you here.
  • There are a number of websites out there that can help you to get past the Apple ID and password requirements that a locked phone usually has. Make sure that you do your research on the websites in question before you try them out so that you can make sure that they are reputable and that you aren’t going to end up with issues with any of your electronic devices. These basically help you to skip that step of unlocking the phone.
  • Hard resetting the phone is another way that you can get into the device without actually knowing the information related to the Apple ID. While this may not be appealing if you have a myriad of information on it, the option is there if you need it. This is also a good thing to know about if there is a software malfunction or someone else has given you the phone without wiping it. The way that you hard reset it is going to depend on the generation of iPhone that you have, so refer to the owner’s manual in order to get that information.

No matter which method that you use to unlock the iPhone, you want to make sure that reset all of the Apple ID information that is related to it once you get back in. This can save you a lot of hassle later on and prevent you from having to go through the processes above once again.

Are you still having issues with your iPhone? If you need the touch of a professional to figure out what steps you should take next, you can take a look at all of the service that we offer at We can help you to figure out what the problem may be so that you can get back into your phone and start using it again.

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Resetting an iPhone with a Broken Home Button

Resetting an iPhone with a Broken Home Button

Technology is never perfect. Because of that, we have to make sure that we are doing everything that we can to take care of our mobile devices so that they don’t break or fall apart. While the quality of iPhones and other similar devices have gotten better as time goes on, there are a variety of things that can still go awry if we aren’t careful. For example, what are you supposed to do if you have a broken home button on your iPhone, and you can’t get to right away? What options do you have?

Thankfully, the creators of the iPhone thought about this when they came out with their newest models. Voice commands are easier to access than ever before so, instead of having to fumble through and hope that things are going to work, you can actually go ahead and get Siri to take care of it for you. Her voice commands are still able to be accessed if you know what channels to take in order to make it happen.

If you already have her set so she works when you’re hands-free, you’re pretty much ready to take care of everything. You want to use the “Hey Siri” voice command and then go through to your settings so that you can reset your phone as you would have if the home button had been working.

What are you supposed to do if you don’t have the hands free options enabled for Siri when the home button breaks? There’s another option as well. If you have an Apple approved headset, you will find that there is a button on there that you can press. This will actually allow you to communicate with Siri without having to use the home button at all. Then, ask Siri to go ahead and take you to the settings, where you can reset the phone easily. While you’re in there, also consider turning on the hands free option so that you can continue using her until you can get the phone repaired or replaced.

Obviously, the best thing for you to do is to come in and get it fixed as soon as you possibly can. Our technicians can help you to figure out what’s wrong with your home button and make sure that it’s back to working condition. Come on in when we’re open and we will get your phone back to you as soon as possible.

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iPhone Sales Decline For The First Time EVER!

iPhone MelbourneFor the first time since Apple launched its game-changing iPhone 12 twelve years ago, the seemingly unstoppable mobile juggernaut has announced a decline in sales.

Apple has recently announced its fiscal findings from the Second Quarter of 2016, with surprising results. iPhone sales have dropped to 51.1 million units, in the first three months of 2016. This is a decline from the 61.1 million units Apple sold in Q2 of 2015.

Things aren’t boding well for Apple, with the company anticipating a double-digit decline for the current quarter as well, with a predicted target of between $41 and $43 billion for Q3, which will end in June, coming in at significantly lower than analyst’s predictions of $47.3 billion.

Apple stocks have seen a similar decline, falling 6% per share, in the Second Quarter of 2016.

Despite the grim findings and predictions, Apple CEO Tim Cook remains optimistic, with a number of innovations rumored to roll out, throughout the year.

The decline in sales may have more to do with larger global trends, like market saturation. We’re finally reaching a point where everyone who wants a smartphone already has one. A sluggish economy in China, which is one of Apple’s most important markets, has also been attributed for flagging sales.

Apple is stemming the tide, and trying to bolster profits, by continuing to roll out a series of wearable devices and music streaming services throughout the year, which should help, although not being as profitable for the mobile manufacturer as iPhone sales.

To further quiet criticism, Apple is increasing the quarterly dividends of its shareholders by 10% a share. Apple’s also planning on buying back a large portion of stocks, increasing its spending by 25%, to $157 billion.

It should be interesting to see what happens with Apple, over the coming months.

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5 Surprising Facts About Mobile Phone Repairs

Mobile Phone Repairs MelbourneWith every new day – with practically every second – we seem to be growing more and more dependent on our smartphones to function in our daily lives. We use them to look up movie times, find a great brownie recipe, talk to our moms, our lovers, keep track of our kids… We use our phones for absolutely everything.

Keeping that in mind, it’s becoming less and less of an option to go without a cellphone, or even living with a damaged handset.

Read on, to find out 5 surprising facts about mobile phone repairs.

5 Surprising Facts About Mobile Phone Repairs

  1. Apple sold around 51.2 million iPhones last quarter. At the beginning of April 2016, Apple announced its financial statistics for Q2 of 2016. Although the smartphone titan is reporting a decline in sales for the first time in 13 years, that’s still a healthy trade! Considering that, on avearge, ⅓ of iPhone owners report living with cracked screens, or other minor cosmetic damages, that’s a staggering 17 million new handsets, every three months, to be kept in perfect working order.
  2. The two most common smartphone activities are texting and taking photos.While it may be called a “smartphone”, that’s really just the tip of the iceberg of what these wunder-devices are capable of. Heck, many of us barely use the speech capabilities of our phones at all, except to order a pizza when there’s no emoji delivery. That means having our screens in pristine condition is even more important than ever. Not only are cracked screens an eyesore, they can even prove a health risk, via cut fingers, and that’s not even mentioning the restricted activities or the risk to our phone’s data.
  3. 12% of iPhones are damaged by spilled beer. Water damage is one of the most common causes for mobile phone repair. That’s water, specifically. In fact, only 1 out of 8 mobile phones are damaged due to drinking-related accidents!
  4. The second most common cause of liquid damage is spilled soda. Although spilled water is the leading cause of liquid damage, soda follows closely behind. The sticky, sugary liquid is even more of a nightmare to repair than regular old Hydrogen Hydroxide, so keep those handsets away from your Dr. Pepper or Mr. Pibb!
  5. If you can make it through you’re first year, you’re golden. Roughly 10% of iPhone, iPad, and Samsung Galaxy owners damage their device within a year of getting it. Sometimes, tragicallly, it can happen within weeks of purchasing our brand new, high-tech device.

Have you damaged your new smartphone, and are in need of mobile phone repairs? Or maybe you just need your older model tuned up a bit. Either way, we can repair most common smartphone problems – like screen repairs – within 24 hours or less!

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