Shedding light on No credit check mobile phones

In the grand scheme of things, having bad credit has never been a good thing. It’s not something you can brag about. If anything, bad credit has been and continues to be a source of great anguish and mental stress. Individuals with a poor credit rating routinely find themselves unable to avail a loan, a phone contract and in most cases, they are seen as financially irresponsible. For the longest of time, UK citizens with a poor credit rating suffered in silence and did not have a way out of their predicament. However, this changed with the unveiling of no credit check mobile phones.


From the sound of the name, this is a special kind of mobile phone contract that is specifically aimed at helping those with a less than average credit score get approved for a phone contract. If you live in the UK, you will agree with me that credit checks are mandatory prior to getting approved for a contract phone or even a loan. For long, this requirement was the major stumbling block when it came to applying for a phone contract. However, the popularity with no credit check mobile phones has to do with the fact that credit checks are not mandatory or simply put, they do not have an impact on the decision as to reject or approve your application.

With thousands off no credit check mobile phones providers in the UK, emphasis is placed on due diligence prior to choosing a given provider. You definitely want a better deal and to do business with a provider that values you as a customer and offers you the best deal. For this reason, do not be in a rush to choose a provider that offers no credit check mobile phones without first establishing whether they have a solid reputation, the caliber of services they offer, the professionalism of their customer personnel and so on and so forth.


Also ensure that you read the terms and conditions before you sign up for the contract. The reason for this is because there are some dubious providers that tend to include clauses in the fine print that require you to pay more than what you initially thought was required. Are the deals or packages being offered agreeable and in tandem with your tastes and needs. Don’t seem desperate when applying for no credit check contracts but rather take time to do research and ensure that you are not exploited. Lastly, ensure that you negotiate for a better deal and not simply accept the deal that has been placed on the table. The fact that you have bad credit should not be used to give you a raw deal. Trust your gut instincts and use the phone contract to gradually improve your credit score!



A review of Sony xPeria C4

If you are out in the market looking for a spectacular budget smartphone, considering the Sony xPeria c4 could be your best bet. If you are used to high end smartphones such as the iPhone or Samsung galaxy series, you probably haven’t heard of the Sony xperia c4. While it does not produce the wow factor as is the case with high end phones, what we cannot run away from is the fact that it delivers in many aspects for a mid-range smartphone. The smartphone has all the features for someone looking for a phone to get them along for a year or two at an affordable price. In fact, it has more or less been compared to the budget king smartphone Motorola Moto G3. Sony xperia c4 is slightly more expensive than the Motorola Moto G3 though it’s okay to state that they are both classified as mid-range smartphones. If you are seeking to buy a budget phone and in a dilemma, the Sony xperia c4 could be all that you need. That aside, what features does it spot? What are its defining elements?


It’s important to note that the Sony xperia c4 bears a resemblance to other Sony smartphones in terms of its physical design. Its major undoing is the fact that it’s not water resistant. This, of course, is a blemish of sorts, a shame to an otherwise great looking smartphone. Majority of smartphones being released in the market are water resistant and every major manufacturer is seeking to produce water resistant phones that can appeal to a wide array of people. That aside, we can say without any fear of contradiction that the Sony xperia c4 is fairly sleek in design giving it the appearance of a high end smartphone. The only downside is that the rear plastic cover somehow messes up this image. Overall, it has a beautiful design with secure SIM and SD slots.

User experience and screen

Believe it or not, the 5.5 inch display of Sony xperia c4 with a resolution of 1080p puts it in the same class as high end phones such as iPhone 6s. This in itself is a great feature for a mid-range smartphone. The responsiveness of c4 is excellent, the colors vibrant, and the video works pretty seamlessly. With a battery life better than average, it’s correct to say that the Sony xperia c4 provides a pretty good user experience.



While its 13MP rear camera might not be considered spectacular if compared to high end phones, what we can’t run away from is the fact that it works just fine in well-lit areas though it lacks the vibrancy that high end phones have. On the flipside, the 5MP front camera is okay and serves the purpose especially if you are the kind of person who loves taking selfies for Instagram or Facebook. The use of a filter also makes it possible for you to get the perfect image you desire.

To sum it up, there is no denying that Sony xperia c4 is a perfect midrange or budget phone to invest in. If you want a phone that can perform all the desired functions of a smartphone without exhausting your bank account, this is the phone to go for.


IPhone 7 news: rumors, release date, expected features

After the release of the Samsung Galaxy s7, attention has shifted to when the next flagship iPhone 7 will be unveiled and the distinctive features it’s expected to spot. The rumors, the anticipation and the excitement has reached fever pitch with iPhone lovers across the globe holding their breath and waiting patiently for the next iPhone flagship smartphone. As is usually the case, the internet is abuzz with what iPhone 7 will look like, the features it will have and how distinctive it will be from its predecessor iPhone 6s.

Going with Apples tradition of launching new smartphones every September, we expect the next generation iPhone to be launched in September 2016. Samsung Galaxy having caused excitement and won many lovers, it is exciting to see the steps Apple will take going forward to steal the thunder and make its expected iPhone 7 the talk of the town. In that regard, what are some of the rumors doing rounds about the features, designs and new additions of the yet to be released iPhone 7? Why is it that there is so much excitement about its upcoming release?

The iPhone 7 is likely to be a complete overhaul of iPhone 6s in terms of design. With rumors doing rounds that Apple is likely to ditch the headphone jack and opt for wireless headphones, it only remains to be seen how sleek and thin the iPhone 7 will be. Of course, the removal of the headphone jack means that music lovers will have to make use of wireless headphones or simply put, headphones that can be connected through the adaptor or lightning port. Whatever the case, the rumor about the removal of headphone jack is gaining momentum in the internet world and it’s only a matter of time before we get a real hint from Apple. That aside, there is an expected design tweak entailing the absolute removal of antenna bars as well as inclusion of flush camera.

Battery life

The battery life in iPhone 7 is expected to be much better or last longer than that of iPhone 6s and its larger iPhone 6s plus. This is something most iPhone lovers hope for since historically, Apple has had a tendency of not putting great emphasis on the battery life of its smartphones. Considering that it’s much bigger phones such as iPhone 6s plus have had decent battery life, there is no reason as to why the same should not be transferred to iPhone 7.

Screen resolution

Considering the fact that Apple has been playing catch up when it comes to screen resolution against many of its rivals, it’s expected that a higher screen resolution for the iPhone 7 is a possibility.


Minimum internal storage

Apple is expected to phase out the 16GB as its minimum internal storage and increase it to 32GB. After all, the 16 GB is nowhere near enough in a world where smartphone users have turned their iPhones into media galleries and storing pretty much everything. The iPhone 7 is therefore expected to have the lowest storage of 32GB while giving customers the option to go for 64GB as well as 128GB.

While these rumors always make for a nice read and create excitement, the reality of the matter is that we can’t wait for the next iPhone 7. Granted, there will come a time when there won’t be much to expect because every possible scenario would have been captured. However, with the advancements in technology, the sky is the limit. Keep it locked as we will be updating you with more information revealed about the expected features of the iPhone 7.


Debunking smartphone myths that simply won’t go away

Believe it or not, smartphones have only been around for a little more than a decade and yet there exists numerous myths concerning them. Granted, every piece of technology have some sort of myth, some incorrect belief that millions of people ascribe to. Smartphones are not immune and there exists a number of myths that we wish to debunk if only to ensure you don’t lose your mind or keep doing things out of ignorance. Here are some of the myths synonymous with smartphones.

You should drain your phone completely before recharging it

The truth of the matter is that scores of individuals don’t necessarily wait for their batteries to completely drain before recharging. However, there are a good number out there that hesitate to top up charge especially if their phones are 70 or 80% because of the belief that their smartphone batteries have a memory effect. Basically, old batteries did not have the ability to tell when they are full and hence most likely overheated or exploded. However, this is not the case with new modern lithium ion batteries that do not have a memory effect. You therefore can charge it any time, day or night without having to worry that some sort of harm will come to it.

Your phone should only use charger that came with it

Well, this could be regarded as a marketing ploy by mobile phone manufacturers to lock in sales from sale of chargers. However, this is a fallacy, an incorrect argument by all means. The truth is that smartphone mobile chargers are standardized and therefore any USB charger that can provide sufficient power can be used to charge your phone. You don’t necessarily need to use the charger that came with the phone!

You need to purchase a screen protector to ensure your phone is protected against scratches

A screen protector refers to a thin plastic placed over on top of your smartphone screen to protect it against scratches. If your screen is scratched, it is the thin sheet of plastic that is scratched and not the screen of your phone. After all, replacing a plastic protector is much cheaper than replacing your phone screen. This was once the case but technology has made the idea obsolete. Nowadays, smartphone screens make use of Gorilla glass and other similar technologies that make them scratch resistant.


Closing apps on your phone serves to improve your battery life

We tend to look at our smartphones as mini computers and therefore falsely believe that the way apps function in a PC is the same way apps function in a smartphone. However, there is a slight difference. The reality is that apps in IOS do not open the same way it does on a PC. When you leave an app on your smartphone open, it becomes frozen or rather idle and therefore does not use any energy of sorts. The idea therefore that open apps consume battery energy is fallacious.

Putting your phone on airplane mode, removing your phone SIM card and turning off your phone keeps you from being tracked

It’s imperative to note that unless you are a terrorist, a fugitive from law or engaged in some illegal activities, law enforcers have no interest in tracking you. That aside, the idea that if you turn off your phone, remove SIM card and put it on airplane mode then you can’t be tracked is fallacious. For one, if you put your phone on airplane mode, all it does is turn off your WIFI. It’s like a “do not disturb me” sign and people cannot reach you on phone and neither can you browse online. However, this does not keep you from being tracked. On the other hand, powering off your phone or removing the battery might indeed keep you from being tracked. However, if your phone is infected with certain types of malware, switching it off might not keep you from being tracked.