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LG G3 Otterbox Symmetry Case – Review

Owning a flagship device is tough sometimes, the constant anguish over potentially smashing your phone into dozens of pieces is a daily problem for me and as such I always try and buy the most rugged and tough case I can find for my lovely phone. With

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact leaks out before announcement

sony are holding an event tomorrow, where we expect a bevy of new devices to be announced. One of which being the Xperia Z3 Compact, which as you’d expect has leaked out, in a variety of colours. And boy what a looker it is. It seems that

Solar Technology Freeloader Solar Charger – Review

There are many constants within life, one being that the sun will rise every single day, providing us with warmth and energy. The other most important constant in life is that your phone will probably need charging at some point in every single day of your life.

Podcast 107 – a keyboard on a 2 inch screen

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week were John and Leigh. This weeks topics were loosely based around me resisting buying something foreign on eBay, Leigh throwing all of his mobiles in the pool on holiday, John eagerly awaiting the Apple

Acer announce availability of the Liquid Jade and Leap

Acer announced their new budget phone and wearable earlier on in the year, in June at Computex and they are going to be showing them off in September at IFA and you’ll be able to buy them from the end of September. Spec wise the phone is

Samsung announce the 3G equipped Gear S smartwatch

Wearables are a hot topic at the moment and Samsung are approaching them with their usual approach, i.e a new device every few months. The new Samsung Gear S delivers an up-to-date smart wearable experience with 3G connectivity and wearable optimized features to meet the evolving needs

HTC announce the 64 bit Desire 510

The budget phone market is a fiercely fought market these days, with companies like Motorola, Nokia, LG, ZTE, Huawei, Samsung and of course HTC battling it out. As Peter Chou says: Owning the latest and greatest technology shouldn’t be reserved for those with the highest budgets. The

LG announce the G3 Stylus

A few weeks ago LG published a promo video for the LG G3 Beat and at the very end of the video they used a graphic showing all of the G3 variants, the funny thing was that one of the phones on display didn’t exist, the G3

Blugri release Circuits for Windows Phone

Blugri Software are one of my favourite developers for Windows Phone, they make simple yet fun games for Windows Phone. They have quite a decent catalogue of puzzle games that can certainly keep you busy for many hours. The latest, Circuits is a pipe connecting kind of

Oppo preview unified storage for the Find 7a

When I reviewed the Oppo Find 7a I was rather cross that they had split the internal memory in a kind of “it’s 2012 that’s how things are done” way. It basically left the device crippled, with only about 3GB of internal memory left for apps. It

Oppo announce the Neo 5

Oppo are famed for their reasonably priced phones with decent specs and features. They’re also famed for being a bit slow at updating anything and also making ludicrous decisions that will inhibit their customers enjoyment of their products. But hey they’ve gone and announced a new phone.

The Sony Xperia Z2 is getting an OTA update

The Sony Xperia Z2 is a great device, for various reasons it is my daily go to device, a mix of size, power and functionality keep pulling me back. If you fancy reading the review it’s here. This morning upon turning my SIM free model on it

Podcast 106 – it now comes with Windows on it?

Welcome to another episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week was Dan. This weeks topics revolved around the newly announced HTC One M8 with Windows, the Lumia 530, all of the Motorola rumours, EE doing 4G roaming, Dan patiently waiting for the Galaxy Note 4,

GiffGaff to change goodybag prices soon

We recently covered the news that GiffGaff were asking their members how they wanted a new and improved goodybag to work. Have a read here if you’re interested. Basically they need to change how the unlimited data package works as apparently some users are using far too

EE announce 4G roaming for 13 new countries

Roaming data is something that’s ever so slightly annoying. If you want to stay connected whilst on holiday it’s more than likely going to cost you a few quid. EE have today announced that customers can roam at 4G speeds in 13 new countries. The new countries

LG announce two new L Series phones

LG have always had a lower spec and cheaper range of devices, which up to now had groovy names like LG LII 2, LG have announced the L Fino and L Bello. Much better names. The are basically a 4.5″ low spec phone and a 5″ not

HTC announce the One M8 with Windows

Yes Windows Phone fans the day has arrived, the day that a new viable alternative to a Nokia arrived on the scene and it’s made by HTC. In a move that has been leaked and discussed at length they’ve basically took the HTC One M8 and installed

The Sony M2 Aqua will be exclusive to Vodafone on launch

Earlier on today we posted details about the newly announced Sony Xperia M2 Aqua. Shortly after this Vodafone tweeted that it would be exclusive to them. So if you fancy one you may have to go to Vodafone or just wait a while. Source – Vodafone

Microsoft announce availability of the Nokia Lumia 530

The Nokia Lumia 530 will be the lowest spec and cheapest Windows Phone 8.1 available and it’s going to be available soon. For some reason I’m a little bit excited. Spec wise it is predictably basic. - Processor type: Quad-core 1.2GHz. - Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 200.