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Marie Brewis

Marie Brewis

Marie is Group Managing Editor of PC Advisor and, with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree under her belt, a regular contributor of reviews, tips and tricks. Her speciality is Android, and what she doesn't know about phones and tablets isn't worth knowing. She's also our resident social media guru, and can regularly be found on Facebook spreading technology information to the masses. Or at least that's what she tells us.


 

Articles by Marie Brewis


Review: 
Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z4 comparison: What's new in Sony's latest Z-series flagship?

The Sony Xperia Z4 was a no-show at MWC 2015, but it is on its way. Here we look at how the new Sony Xperia Z4 will differ from the current Sony…

Features: 
12 cheapest smartphones of 2015: The lowest-cost smartphones you can buy in the UK. Best budget phones under £50. Cheap smartphone buying advice

Need a cheap Android phone or Windows Phone? We round up the 12 best smartphones under £50 you can buy in the UK in 2015. Plus: cheap phones…

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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs S6 comparison: What's new in the Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung's Galaxy S6 was announced at this year's MWC, but how does it differ to the Samsung Galaxy S5? We compare the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6 to…

Review: 
Motorola Moto E 4G review: With 4G and a speed boost the new Motorola Moto E budget phone is a better buy than the Moto G 4G

Motorola has upgraded its super-budget Moto E smartphone for 2015. The new Motorola Moto E has received some useful hardware upgrades for faster…

Review: 
Xiaomi Mi Band review: Best value fitness band offers class-leading battery life

Xiaomi is not a well-known brand in the UK, but outside our little island it's huge. Bigger than huge. Offering top-quality devices at amazing…

Review: 
Elephone P5000 review: This Samsung Galaxy lookalike promises best battery life and will even charge other phones

On paper the Elephone P5000 is unlike any phone we've ever seen before, with a huge 5350mAh battery that can keep going four days or, thanks to…

Features: 
How to set up parental control on Android: restrict Android app permissions

Kids are increasingly tech-savvy these days, and even a toddler will manage to use your Android smartphone or tablet in ways you didn't know were…

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19 best new phones you should be most excited about in 2015: best new phones coming from Apple, Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, Xiaomi and others

With March's MWC 2015 we've just seen some of the best new phones of 2015 unveiled. Here we reveal the 19 upcoming smartphones that you should be…

News: 
HTC Petra (aka HTC One Wear) smartwatch UK release date, price and specs rumours: MWC is here, but where is the HTC smartwatch?

HTC has long been rumoured to be developing a smartwatch, previously known as the HTC One Wear and now known as the Petra. HTC has launched its…

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Sony Xperia Z4 UK release date, price and specs: Xperia Z4 not launched at MWC 2015 - Xperia Z4 delayed or cancelled?

Sony Xperia Z4 UK release date, price and specs rumours. Sony not announcing Xperia Z4 smartphone at MWC 2015: has Sony killed the Xperia Z…


 

Comments by Marie Brewis


Features: 
9 best portable USB chargers 2014: best portable smartphone and tablet chargers

I spoke with Zendure about this a couple of weeks ago. It is currently being redesigned and a new and improved version will go on sale within the…

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Best dual SIM smartphones 2014: best phones you can put two SIM cards into

You are correct about the UK market for dual-SIM phones being rubbish, and that some more in the way of buying advice is in order. It's on our list.

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Best dual SIM smartphones 2014: best phones you can put two SIM cards into

We have updated our chart so it includes only phones that are sold dual-SIM as standard and that we have seen in the flesh and reviewed. We think…

Features: 
Android update battery problems: How to fix poor battery life following Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Oh Cameron, if only I had a cat I could do that. In the meantime, perhaps you could enlighten us with some unique power saving tips?

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Xiaomi Mi Band review: Best value fitness band offers class-leading battery life

I didn't mention the fact it could wake up your phone - partly because I don't have a Xiaomi phone on which to try it (unfortunately we can't get…

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Sony Xperia Z4 comparison: What to expect from the smartphone market leaders in 2015

It does, but perhaps I brushed over it too quickly. It's particularly interesting here actually because it's rumoured that Samsung will remove…

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