Must-have mobile tech for summer 2021

May 12th, 2021

Summer is just around the corner. Finally. And with lockdown restrictions easing, we’ll all be free to truly enjoy ourselves for the first time in ages. But wait. Going out and about feels new again. What gadgets should you have by your side?

Here’s our run down of all the latest mobile tech you need to stay charged, stay connected, and look great doing it this summer.

Show off your style

After months of loungewear, pyjamas, and dressing gowns, we’re all looking forward to getting dressed up again. Like a butterfly shaking off its cocoon, let’s emerge from hibernation in style. Here are our picks of the best-looking phones money can buy.

The purple iPhone 12

The iPhone 12 and 12 mini were already gorgeous phones when they released last year. But Apple have elevated their design fresh for 2021 by releasing a new colour option ­– purple.

The purple iPhone 12 and purple iPhone 12 mini are simply stunning. They’re a luscious lilac that’s subtle and sophisticated. And with 5G and a super-bright XDR display, it’s the perfect phone for staying connected on those sunny summer days.

The Google Pixel 5

For Android users, it’s hard to beat the Google Pixel 5 for class. It comes in a cool, effortless black (which Google knowingly calls ‘Just Black’), but it’s the ‘Sorta Sage’ colour option that really stands out from the pack. It’s a mature hue that still manages to feel playful.

Partner these colours with a phone that’s 5G ready, has Google’s revered camera tech, and gets Android updates first, and you have a device that’s begging to be taken out and about with you.

The Galaxy Z Flip 5G

If you really want to court attention while you’re down the pub, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G is the phone for you. Its clam shell design calls back to the classic flip phones of the 90’s, but open it up and it’s anything but old school.

That’s right, this phone’s captivating AMOLED display actually folds in half. Glass, that folds in half. What will they think of next?

Flipping open the Galaxy Z Flip to answer calls feels as great as snapping it closed to end them. And with various colours to choose from, it’s guaranteed to make you feel like a rockstar this summer. Why not take a look at the latest Flip release, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3, even more colours to choose and packed full of new features, it’s the coolest foldable yet!

Enjoy days that never end

There’s nothing worse than leaving the house and realising you’re only on 20% charge. It’s a nightmare. To avoid running out of battery in the middle of your post-lockdown group selfies, take a power bank with you.

There are loads of portable charging packs to choose from, but nothing beats the Powerstation Hub by Mophie. It’s small enough to fit in your bag, yet its whopping 10,000 mAh capacity means it can charge your phone to full with enough juice left over to charge your friend’s. With USB-A and USB-C ports, it can charge almost any device and do it quickly thanks to PD Fast Charge.

Do your phone a favour, don’t leave home without it.

Stay connected wherever you are

Summer’s a time for getting away and enjoying a well-earned break with our friends and family. But it’s on holiday that we tend to blast through our data. The kids are streaming movies, you’re posting snaps to social media, Spotify’s soundtracking the whole trip – it’s no wonder our data takes a beating.

Sure, you could connect to the caravan park’s 1MB Wi-Fi or tether your phone, but it’s hardly ideal.

That’s where our mobile broadband comes to the rescue.

Our Huawei MiFi devices are ultra-portable and can help you stay connected when you’re on the move. They can connect multiple devices, so they’re great for getting friends and family online during your summer staycation. Forget about finding Wi-Fi and connect to our 4G network instead.

Have an unforgettable summer

After a long winter, this summer’s set to be glorious. And the last thing you want is your tech holding you back. So upgrade to something fancy, take some extra power with you, and ensure you’re never out of data. It’ll help make 2021 a summer to remember.