A History of the Google Pixel

Everyone is familiar with the name Google, right? but did you realise that Google have been producing smartphones since October 2016 when they launched the Google Pixel and Pixel XL models. Their first attempt at a smartphone was a solid device with good cameras and unlimited cloud storage for all of your pictures on Google Photos.


About one year later they released the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL smartphones, these devices were very similar to the original Google Pixels however Google had improved the display, processors and general durability of the phones.


With their market share growing each year they carried on developing the Pixel series on a yearly basis, across 2018 and 2019 they released 4 new versions, these were the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL as well as a couple of more affordable versions in the guise of the Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL, these budget versions were still extremely good phones which meant that Google could potentially secure even more market share from their rivals.


They carried on with this strategy on the next generation of Pixel smartphones by launching the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL as well as the cheaper Pixel 4A and the Pixel 4A (5G) This progression takes us to the current flagship model which is the Pixel 5, this has the highest capacity battery that Google have ever used in their Pixel smartphones at 4080mAh. This battery is described as an all-day heavy usage battery with the option of battery sharing that’s how confident Google are in the power of this.


We can clearly see that Google Pixel smartphones are becoming ever more popular and as a result here at Mobile Solutions we are seeing an increasing amount of these devices in for repair. So if you have a problem with your Google Pixel smartphone and need a screen replacement then please give us a call. We can supply and fit genuine brand new Google Pixel screens for the majority of the more recent devices and for the older devices we offer a genuine refurbished part, this might have a few cosmetic marks as it will have been stripped from a device but being a genuine Google part you will still get an extremely high quality display. So whatever Google Pixel smartphone you have you can be assured that you are getting a high quality repair fitted at a great price by our own team of highly trained engineers.

Where To Sell My iPhone Norwich?

Looking To Sell An iPhone?


The iPhone by Apple Inc. was first released in 2007 with a whopping one million devices sold in the first 3 months alone. Now into its 12th year, the iPhone dominates a huge share of the global market.


iPhones can be expensive to purchase out-right, especially the newest models, but the vast range of deals available on contract means anybody can experience what an iPhone has to offer, regardless of budget.


The iPhone series


iPhone Screen Repairs

Since the launch of the very first iPhone in January 2007, the device has undergone many technological advances and upgrades. In fact, the iPhone just keeps getting better and better! It must be said that Apple is a leader in technology and when a new model is released, the improvements are impressive.


Many of the earlier models have been discontinued, but can be purchased second-hand at a fraction of the original cost.


Sell your iPhone to Mobile Solutions in Norwich


Many people upgrade their mobile contract every 12-24 months and each time, benefit from a brand new device. As a result, some individuals have the full series of iPhones at home, but an unused mobile is of little use to the average person because, let’s face it, you only need one spare phone “just in case” the worst should happen.


If you have a collection of iPhones gathering dust in a drawer, we would urge you to consider selling. The iPhone is hugely popular with people of all ages and demand is high. Selling your iPhone is a quick way to make some cash to put towards something else.


As one of the leading mobile phone shops in Norwich, we would like to purchase your unwanted iPhone. We will consider any model and dependent upon condition, can offer you an exceptional price. If you have obtained a quote from one of our competitors such as Mazuma or Magpie, drop us an email with a photograph of your device and allow us to give you our best price. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed.


To sell your Phone to your local mobile phone shop, give the team a call on 01603 620061.

iPhone X Screen Replacements

            iPhone X Broken Screen Replacement


Mobile Solutions have managed to source a high copy OLED iPhone X screen. This job costs £200 fitted which takes one hour. We operate on a walk in service and will offer a 3 month warrant with this screen. Call our stores to check for availabilty.


Apple charges £282.44 (price is current as of the 23/12/18)


Mobile Solutions charges £200 (using a high copy OLED)

Macbooks and Laptop Screen Replacements Coming Soon To Mobile Solutions

Macbooks and Laptop Screen Replacements Coming Soon To Mobile Solutions

Mobile Solutions will be doing screen replacements on Macbooks and Laptops in the coming weeks, should you need any information please call the Norwich or Cambridge Store on 01603 620061 or 01223 300200.


We are just in the end stages of securing a new supplier for most Macbook and Laptop parts, once that has been finalised we will be ready to take on the repairs of these broken devices for you!!


Watch this space.

iPhone 6 Screen Repairs

iPhone 6 Plus Touch Disease Repair


Is your iPhone 6 Plus affected by ‘Touch Disease’?


Back in November (2016) Apple acknowledged an issue with the display on iPhone 6 Plus handsets.


The design flaw, commonly known as ‘Touch Disease’, led to users suffering from unresponsive displays and ‘bricking’. The phone becomes virtually unusable and resembles a beautiful, expensive brick (See our blog here on iPhone unbricking).


Admitting the problem existed in devices that had been, “dropped multiple times on a hard surface and then incurring further stress on the device,” Apple put into place their “Multi-Touch Repair Programme for iPhone 6 Plus”.Identifying repeated physical impacts and stress / pressure on the handset from it being squeezed into pockets or popped into handbags as the cause of the malfunction, Apple’s repair programme was most welcome.


However, its price left many users needing repairs cold.


American customers face a bill of $149 for an Official Apple Repair, while UK based devotees pay an eye watering £149.


A report in The Guardian quoted third party iPhone repair resource iFixit. Their spokesperson openly wondered whether it was only handsets that had been dropped that were affected with Touch Disease given the volume of smartphones that needed a repair.


The swell of doubt surrounding Apple grew as customers queried why they were being charged handsomely for what was potentially an issue for which the manufacturer should take responsibility.


Apple, however, refused to comment further, directing affected users to the Repair Programme.


The good news is that should your device be affected, Touch Disease repair is possible without going to Apple. At Mobile Solutions we’re far more than just a cracked phone screen repair business. If your phone is failing due to touch disease we can fix it on site while you wait.


As well as providing a iPhone screen replacement service we also stock a full range of protective cases for smartphones of all brands.


Our skilled engineers in our shops in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Cambridge will work on your product while you wait. We’ll never send your device away and in most cases you’ll have your phone back in under one hour.


Call Our Cambridge Store on 01223 300 200

Call Our Gt Yarmouth Store on 01493 331 115

Call Our Norwich Store on 01603 620 061

iPhone Repair Cambridge

How To Fix A “Bricked” iPhone

We’re so tied to our iPhones. They’re often our pride and joy. The first thing you grab when you wake up and the last thing you look at before you go to sleep.
What happens if it stops working? You may have a “Bricked” iPhone.
In its truest sense having a bricked smartphone actually means your device is useless, irretrievable, damaged and beyond repair.  The beating heart of your universe is now nothing more than a beautiful space age brick.
Happily the latest iPhones have a good deal of resilience built into them. It’s almost impossible to permanently “brick” an iOS device.
There are a few reasons you might have an unresponsive iPhone.
  • A corrupted / interrupted iOS update.
  • An attempt to ‘Jailbreak’ your device.
  • Old age (of the handset, not the user).
  • Continually dropping your phone.
All of the above reasons are fairly common occurrences in the day to day life of a handset. Apple has even admitted that regular bombs and drops  were the cause of the infamous Touch Disease issue on the iPhone 6 Plus which led to corrupted software and eventual ‘Bricking’. (See our Blog on that topic here).
For Touch Disease repair, or for cracked or broken screen repair done in-store in under an hour call  Mobile Solutions on 01223 300 200, or visit your local branch in Cambridge, Norwich or Great Yarmouth.

To restore your ‘Bricked’ iPhone simply follow the following easy steps:

Hard Reset: 
Hold down the Lock/Off button (on the top or side of your device depending which iPhone you use) and Home button together for 15 seconds – on an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus you need to hold the Volume Down and Home button. You can let go when the Apple logo appears on screen.
Use iTunes To Restore Your Phone:
If your iPhone reboots successfully from the hard reset, happy days! If not, it may show the ‘Connect to iTunes’ logo. This means the handset is in ‘recovery mode’. Plug your phone into your Mac or PC, open iTunes and find your device. From there click ‘Restore’ in the top right of the screen. This will restore your phone to factory settings.
Note: You WILL lose your data with this process. Make sure you backup your phone regularly so you can retrieve your information from iCloud once your phone is restored.


The above steps will solve the majority of iPhone problems, but if your phone still shows an error message you can bring it into Mobile Solutions. We repair iOS and Android devices.
Whether you have a phone with Touch Disease, a cracked screen or one that wont turn on our experienced, trained engineers can fix most issues in store while you wait.
Call us today on 01223 300 200 or visit one of our branches in Cambridge, Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

Official iPhone Screens At Mobile Solutions Cambridge

Apple’s Ever Changing iPhone Screens


Each September Apple launches their latest iPhone to much pomp and ceremony. Almost as soon as the gleaming new device is in the hands of reviewers and customers, talk of the next upcoming redesign of one of the most popular items in the world begins.


This year has been no different. Ever since Apple released the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in September 2016, internet grapevines have been awash with gossip as to what features will be on the device expected to be called iPhone 7s.


One of the more confident reports circulating takes this one step further and speculates as to the follow up of the follow up!


Techradar reported last month that Apple may have just signed a deal with Samsung Display to buy OLED panels for the iPhone 9, which will be released in 2018.


It’s been long suggested that Apple will release an iPhone 8 alongside the 7S and 7S Plus later this year with the latter a premium level handset featuring an OLED screen. Industry analysts anticipate that the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus will stick with LCD displays that have been used on previous iPhone handsets. But the latest leak reveals that from 2018 all versions of the iPhone will be made with OLED screens.


Whatever the new and improved iPhones are called and whichever screens they’re made with, Mobile Solutions will continue to bring you the best quality repairs, service and accessories. If you have a cracked iPhone screen our experience, trained engineers will fix your phone quickly. And we can now offer you a choice between a standard or original Apple screen replacement.


Our newest store in Cambridge is open for mobile phone screen repair and phone accessories. We’ll never send your phone away and in most cases we can fix your screen in under an hour. 

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