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Alan Martin

Alan Martin is a freelance writer with more than a decade’s worth of experience, mainly in the technology space, with bylines at The Evening Standard, Tom’s Guide, The i and many others. His main focus at Expert Reviews is ensuring that your next pick of phone or wearable is the right choice for you and represents the best possible value for money. In the past he’s covered a broad range of games, dental apparel and pet accessories and, on one memorable occasion, had to strip off to retrieve a rogue drone from a lake – such is his dedication to reviews.

Recent articles by Alan Martin

A collection of phones of various older models
This history of phones: 1876-2024
Mobile phones

We’ve come a long way in 148 years

The best DNA tests to buy in 2024
Health & beauty

I’ve tested a selection of kits to find the best DNA test for you, whether you’re researching your heritage, health risks or family tree

Samsung TV advertorial teaser
6 reasons to upgrade to a flagship Samsung TV this summer

Upscale every moment and take your viewing to a new level with Samsung’s latest flagship TVs

Five video doorbells attached to a wall
The best video doorbells 2024: The top smart doorbells
Video doorbells

We’ve tested and used the best video doorbells from all the biggest security companies to find out which come out on top

Apple iPhone 15 in hand
The greatest phones to get with Tesco Mobile this summer
Mobile networks

The three best phones to consider for your holidays… and why Tesco Mobile is the perfect network to pair with them

best fitness tracker
The best fitness tracker to suit every budget
Fitness trackers

We’ve tested and reviewed the best fitness trackers so you can keep track of your distance, speed, calories and even GPS

Amazon Echo Sub review: Alexa can be all about that bass
Smart speakers

An upgrade rather than a standalone Echo, the Echo Sub is a welcome addition to the Alexa family

£120 inc VAT
The best smartwatches you can buy

Here are the best smartwatches you can buy in 2023

Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro review: The Redmi sweet spot
Mobile phones

The Redmi Note 13 Pro gets the price-to-specs balance just about right, offering much better value than either of its siblings

£339 inc VAT
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus review
Mobile phones

The name’s a bit of a mouthful but the Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus is a solid enough mid-range phone

£449 inc VAT