• Still not done your Christmas shopping or stuck what to get that special someone well here is our list of some great items well worth considering:

    Alcatel 5-  The Classy Budget phone – £149.99


    Discover an extensive screen for an encompassing experience. Small in the hand, easy on the eyes at 5.7″, you can get the best of both worlds on a vibrant, limitless display. Bezel-less design: Appreciate an unrestrained screen that blends so seamlessly into your viewing experience, you’ll forget it’s even there. Ultra compact: Get a bigger screen with a smaller footprint that’s 15 per cent more compact than other leading phones. Curved to perfection: Precise curves from front to back provide a strong, seamless unibody. £149.99 via Box.co.uk 

    Google Pixel 3-  If you love taking pictures this phone for you!- £639

    Google has taken their awesome Pixel phone to the next level with the Google Pixel 3. It has a 5.5 inch full HD display and a slick, smooth curved glass back design which is stunning to look at and comfortable to hold. So, what else has the Google Pixel 3 spec got to offer? Well, if you’re a keen photographer, the Google Pixel 3 camera won’t disappoint. It comes with a 12.2MP auto-focus, dual-pixel rear camera with phase detection and a dual-lens front-facing camera. You can get everyone in the picture with the incredible Group Selfies feature (no selfie stick required) £639 via Carphone Warehouse or contract deals available.

    Huawei P20 Pro, Android, 6.1”, 4G LTE, SIM Free, 128GB- £649.99

    The Huawei P20 Pro isn’t one of those underwhelming phones that get churned out annually with a negligible upgrade – this device is something special. Super-stylish and packed with features, this flagship smartphone has been created with an OLED screen, a bezel-less design and a glass back, while the octa-core processor and 6GB of RAM mean that it’s fast. Then there are the fantastic front 24MP and rear 40MP cameras that not only shames competitors due to picture quality and speed, they positively destroy their ‘innovative’ reputations too.

    What Mobile Awards Best Rugged Phone 2018- CAT S61 Smartphone – £719

    The CAT S61 is the perfect addition to any toolbox. It has a thermal imaging camera with a temperature range of 400 degrees Celsius, built-in laser-assisted distance measuring, and an indoor air quality sensor. It’s a rugged phone that will help you with anything from seeing in low-light spaces to monitoring high-temperature equipment. On top of this, it’s built to survive drops below 1.8m, and is waterproof to 3m. £719 from catphones.com

    For the photography expert- Honor 8X-  £229.99

    The Honor 8X offers the perfect marriage of style and substance along with achieving a 300% growth rate compared to its sister phone; the Honor 7X. Featuring a 24 + 2MP dual lens AI camera, a high-performing Kirin 710 processor, and a 6.5-inch full HD screen delivering 1080p resolution, the 8X offers the full visual experience for any budding creative. Whether a gift for the seasoned photography expert or the designated family photo-taker, the 8X allows for the perfect shot, regardless of setting or ability, ensuring you can capture all the festive fun.

    Snakehive Vintage Leather Wallet- £24.95


    www.snakehive.co.uk, 
    High-end British phone case and accessories brand Snakehive has created a wallet case with three useful credit card slots on the inside. Additionally, the case has a larger compartment for notes, which makes for a very functional and practical accompaniment for your phone. Crafted from carefully selected full grain cowhide nubuck leather from Europe, this handmade wallet case has been designed by Snakehive to provide a stylish cover for your phone.

    Mous Limitless Case for iPhone and Samsung- £29.99

    www.mous.co, from £29.99
    The Limitless iPhone cases offer military-grade protection. The cases use AiroShock, a smart material capable of absorbing tremendous impact while ensuring the cases are still slim. The unique patent-pending process involves injecting the material with micro-crystals that turn into micro air pockets at high temperatures. The air inside these micro air pockets acts as tiny springs, significantly dampening the impact of falls. Not just built for resisting destruction, however, the cases are also aesthetically very stylish using natural materials such as wood, real leather, Carbon Fibre and real shell in their range.

    Casetify Phone Cases for Apple & Samsung

    This is a brand all of us at What Mobile have fallen in love with funky designs to suit any taste and all the cases are not just cool to look at but also drop prof at 6ft max. Cases range from £35+check out https://www.casetify.com/en_GB/

    Qdos Airbank Qi Wireless Powerbank- 5000 mAh- £49.99

    The QDOS Qi AirBank is the ultimate portable solution to charging your smartphone wirelessly. 5000 mAh Qi-certified wireless powerbank also offering 5W wireless charger function.- £49.99 via Qdos Sound

    Juice Tube Power Bank- 2200 mAh – £12.99

    The Juice Tube 2200mAh power will provide most smartphones with enough power for around one charge, simply fully charge the tube for around 2.5hrs before leaving home. £12.99 via Argos

    The Sound Zone – Here are some of the best Headphones/ Earbuds we can recommend.

     

    August Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones- £34.95

    The Best budget headphones we at What Mobile have reviewed all year! WARM RICH SOUND – Imagine music from your mobile sounding BASS RICH, with clearly DEFINED TREBLE, these WIRELESS HEADPHONES use 50mm driver units to provide optimum sound quality from any source.  – £34.95 via Amazon

     

    Jabra Elite 65t- Earbuds- £149.99

    The Best earbuds we have tested for 2018! These come with Built-in Alexa via one-touch access, Jabra Sound + app to experience better sound quality, 5 hours of charge and a charging case that gives you up to 15 hours of charge. For only £149.99 they are a must!

     

    Skullcandy Venue Wireless Noise Cancellation Headphones – £119.99

    Skullcandy is normally a brand you consider for the 16-25-year-olds but if you want a pair of overhead headphones that simply has it all these are a must. Features include: Active Noise Cancelling, 24-hour battery life, Rapid Charge 10 min charge gives 5 hours charge!, 40mm drivers, Never lose them with inbuilt Tile.  A Steal at £119.99

    1More Spearhead VR BT In-Ear Headphones- Perfect for Gamers and audio fans alike- £69.99

    IMMERSIVE VR GAMING AUDIO – With 1MORE’s Virtual Environment Sound Technology, these Bluetooth gaming headphones immerse you into an exciting and thrilling gaming experience with VR stereo sound effect. DUAL-DYNAMIC DRIVER – 1 Titanium diaphragm + 1 Graphene composite diaphragm in a coaxial design delivers superior sonic details with high sensitivity and deep bass. ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE CANCELLATION – Environmental noise cancellation (ENC) technology ensures crystal clear communication by filtering out ambient noises. – £69.99 via Amazon

     

    Denon Envaya Range – The Envaya, Envaya Mini and Envaya Pocket

    SRP of £169, £129 and £89 respectively available online www.denon.co.uk

    Each speaker is certified dust and waterproof (IP67 rated), meaning it will work even after being submerged in one metre of water for up to 30 minutes. The Envaya range benefits from long lasting battery life and built-in Siri activation. Offering instant access to the “personal iPhone” assistant at the simple press of a button.

    Monster SuperStar series S200 Bluetooth speaker- £60

    Don’t let its size fool you. Despite an ultra-portable look, SuperStar pumps out a sound that is bigger than big…it’s heroic. That means expansive Pure Monster Sound® with crazy deep bass at max volume levels without distortion. Pro-grade construction and a fully waterproof rating (IPX7) makes SuperStar fit for any extreme environment. Grab one and go! £60 on Amazon

    Kids Corner – A collection of some of the fun gifts for the kids in your life.

    The Harry Potter Coding Kit by Kano- £79.99 via Amazon

    Build your own wand. Learn to code with 70+ creative challenges and games. Make magic on a screen, with a wave, twist, and twirl. Create, share, and play with the Kano community. Build a wand that responds to your movements. Comes with wand parts, PCB with codeable LED, button, batteries, step-by-step book, stickers, poster, and free Kano app.
    Learn to code with 70+ step-by-step creative challenges. Make feathers fly, goblets multiply, fire flow, pumpkins grow, and more. Available for £79.99 via Amazon

    Sphero Bolt –  £149.99 from Argos

    With a striking LED matrix and advanced sensors, the Sphero BOLT app-enabled robot provides endless opportunities to be creative and have fun while learning. £149.99 from Argos

    Sphero BB-9E Droid – Feel the force for only £89.99

    Very similar to the Sphero Bolt but for the Star Wars fans by kids love this. Features include: Control your own droid using your mobile device or let it explore on its own, Autonomous behaviour allows BB-9E to explore, Holographic simulation through the app, App-enabled droid-to-droid interaction. £89.99 from currys.co.uk

    Cubelets Discovery Set- £188.89 via Amazon

    Taking Lego to the next level! – Inspire your childs mind as cubelets are fun for all ages. App-enhanced to control the behaviours and offer remote control. An ideal way to help kids learn coding and design at an early age. Cost £188.89 via Amazon

    Fun for all the Family! – The Roxi Music Player= £99.95

    If your looking for something to bring the family together with the Roxi does just that want to just listen to music – No problem with 1 premium music pass for the year to build the best playlists you can. Want even more the Roxi has karaoke, music trivia, a worldwide radio and even therapeutic audio. This gadget plugs into your TV and is a great find. £99.95 via tryroxi.co.uk

    All-new Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa – £49.99

    Provide entertainment for everyone on Christmas Day by gifting the latest Echo Dot from Amazon. Ask the voice-controlled speaker to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more. Music can be streamed through the handy little device including songs from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and others through the speaker for richer and louder sound. Calls can be made hands free and even in the largest of rooms, Alexa hears the voice instructions from across the room. £49.99 from Amazon

     

    For the Fitness Fans in the Family

     Myzone MZ-3 fitness belt – £129.99

    Real-time feedback on heart rate, calories and effort. Live display of data via a smartphone app, watch or ‘in club’ displays. Unique Myzone Effort Points (MEPs) designed to reward effort to promote fair competition with MYZONE users all over the world. Internal memory (16 hours of exercise data) for those times you don’t have your smartphone. £129.99 via Amazon

    Myzone MZ-20 Scales- £49.99, myzone.org

    The MZ-20 is a smart scale that upskills and rewards your efforts by keeping track of your data like weight, body fat, BMR and much more. With its sleek design, the MZ-20 is available in two colours and works directly with the Myzone app via Bluetooth. – £49.99, myzone.org

    Fitbit Charge 2- £99.99

    Fitbit Charge 2 providing you with motivation and paving your way to a healthier lifestyle. Measures daily activity, heart rate, calories burned and much more. Keeps you constantly updated – phone messages, calls and calendar events. Logs your activities automatically and tracks a variety of sports. Breathe right to reduce stress – guided breathing exercises. £99.99 from www.clasohlson.com

     

    We hope this list gives you some great ideas and thanks for being with us and reading all the fantastic articles we have on the site and good luck with the shopping.

    Stephen Watson

    Stephen Watson

    Head of What Mobile Magazine at Clark White Publishing Ltd
    When Stephen not fighting crime on the streets of Gotham City. He is reviewing top tech and letting you know what to buy next.

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