Which premium Android smartphone is best?

And what’s Google doing with its confusing YouTube Music, YouTube Premium and Google Play Music plans? All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold! Continue reading “Which premium Android smartphone is best?”

MWC 2018 Special Samsung S9, Sony XZ2, 5G and Google Android Go: Vertical Hold Episode 167

It’s our Mobile World Congress special, with not one, not two, not three but five special guest commentators, going behind the headlines to look at the big mobile news of the week! Continue reading “MWC 2018 Special Samsung S9, Sony XZ2, 5G and Google Android Go: Vertical Hold Episode 167”

iPhone 8 vs Android, NBN finally bends on no-sale regulations: Vertical Hold – Episode 143

Can Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 unseat some impressive premium Android competition? Does Game of Thrones still hold the piracy crown? All this, plus good (really!) NBN news in the latest episode of Vertical Hold! Continue reading “iPhone 8 vs Android, NBN finally bends on no-sale regulations: Vertical Hold – Episode 143”

Samsung launches Note 8, NBN vows to address complaints and Android Goes Oreo: Vertical Hold – Episode 141

Is the Note 8 worth buying? We cross direct to the New York launch to find out. Meanwhile, Google’s gone for Android Oreo, but only for some devices, and NBN struggles to keep customers happy in the latest episode! Continue reading “Samsung launches Note 8, NBN vows to address complaints and Android Goes Oreo: Vertical Hold – Episode 141”

Is Ultra HD OLED the future of TV, can Disney take down Netflix? Vertical Hold – Episode 139

Can Sony’s OLED TV beat LG when the panel behind it is built by LG? Can Disney ditch Netflix and build a streaming service that people will actually want to use? All this and more in the latest episode! Continue reading “Is Ultra HD OLED the future of TV, can Disney take down Netflix? Vertical Hold – Episode 139”

Mobile World Congress Wrap: Vertical Hold Episode 116

Mobile World Congress is done and dusted, and we’re joined by our largest ever assembly of experts to dissect the winners and the losers. Continue reading “Mobile World Congress Wrap: Vertical Hold Episode 116”

Can Stan tackle Netflix? Can Huawei topple Samsung? Vertical Hold – Episode 113

Stan is taking on Netflix, but can it win, or is surviving enough? Meanwhile, Huawei wants to be your new best mate, but does it stand a chance against Apple and Samsung? The NBN is rolling out faster than ever, but users are hitting a speed block. All this and more with special guest, media commentator Steve Molk! Continue reading “Can Stan tackle Netflix? Can Huawei topple Samsung? Vertical Hold – Episode 113”

Samsung's battery confessions, Mastercard embraces facial recognition: Vertical Hold – Episode 111

Samsung comes clean on battery problems, Mastercard talks the future of facial recognition and 3D TV bites the dust in the latest episode of Vertical Hold! Continue reading “Samsung's battery confessions, Mastercard embraces facial recognition: Vertical Hold – Episode 111”

Pebble Dies while Amazon Goes To The Supermarket: Vertical Hold Episode 105


Pebble’s death casts doubt on the future of smartwatches, while Amazon looks to the future of supermarket shopping. Meanwhile, we’re getting screwed on LEGO Batman airing dates, but will Apple’s bold cinema plan save us? All this plus Galaxy S8, Surface Phone and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold! Continue reading “Pebble Dies while Amazon Goes To The Supermarket: Vertical Hold Episode 105”

Stay Safe Online & Note7 RIP: Vertical Hold Episode 97

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The Note7 goes up in flames, but where does that leave Samsung and the rest of the Android premium ecosystem? Meanwhile, during Stay Safe Online week, the Vertical Hold crew discuss the best tactics to keep yourself secure while on the Internet. Continue reading “Stay Safe Online & Note7 RIP: Vertical Hold Episode 97”