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What on earth are Google going to call the next Nexus?

Naming conventions are a great thing. Sony have the right idea, they have a few product ranges differentiated by a letter, ie E, M or Z. Then add a number on the end, ie M4, Z2 or E4 and that’s you sorted for the next 99 years

Archos Oxygen 101 – Review

The modern day tablet is used for a whole lot of things, be it multimedia, playing games, browsing the web, catching up on emails, writing blog posts, online shopping or just good old social media. Picking the right tablet for you and your needs however is a

Podcast 141 – Honor for the brave!

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were Matteo and Wilkin, both of whom are our special guests this week. Matteo is that guy from SkyScanner who comes on our podcast semi regularly and Wilkin Lee is the UK Sales and

LG announce the G4 Stylus and G4c

The LG G4 has barely arrived on our shores and already LG have announced the sibling devices, the G4 Stylus and the G4c, which are a slightly bigger lower spec version with a stylus and a smaller lower spec version with a “Compact” designation. Spec wise they

Archos Weather Station – Review

The weather is quite varied these days, you may have noticed! Keeping on top of what the weather is doing is achievable through a variety of methods, be it looking out of the window, actually going outside, using a forecast app or using the Archos Weather Station

Alcatel Onetouch Pop 2 4.5 4G – Review

The budget phone market is big business these days, with everyone competing to be the “go to” budget device, one big seller these days is 4G and getting 4G on a device at under £100 is a good thing. I’ve been using the Pop 2 for a few

Microsoft Hyperlapse actually looks quite good

You’ve probably seen sped up videos online, where the original video is played back at 10X the speed. So the video of a man skiing down a mountain look really smooth and arty. But when you’ve tried to do it yourself they just look rubbish. Well amazingly

Podcast 140 – a week of vicious rumours

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were Dan, Ian and Purav. Purav Desai was our special guest this week, Purav is from Teckcomesfirst and he’s often at the same events we attend and he seemed like an ideal guest to have on.

LG G4 to support Qualcomm Quick Charge

Despite what LG told us at the launch event, the LG G4 has appeared on the list of compatible Quick Charge devices. Qualcomm Quick Charge is that thing that allows certain devices running either the Snapdragon 810, 808, 805, 801 or 400 to charge up incredibly quickly. Quite

BlackBerry Passport – Initial Hands On

Over the years I’ve played about with a variety of phones running fledging mobile OS’s. Be it Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS, Firefox OS or even Ubuntu Phone. For the last week or so I’ve been using the BlackBerry Passport and I’m loving it. The BlackBerry Passport is

Podcast 139 – Retro gaming ftw

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were John and Tom. Tom Randall was our special guest this week, Tom is from Retro Empire UK which is an Android based gaming website, I’ve met Tom a few times and have always been

Huawei P8 – Review

The Huawei P8 is one of those phones that look good, damn good to be precise. Some may say it looks a bit like an iPhone, or an Xperia Z3 or an HTC One, but there is no arguing in that it looks good, damn good. We

Archos roll out Fusion Storage to supported devices

A few months ago at MWC, Archos announced something rather cool. Fusion Storage basically merged the internal memory of a device with a Micro SD card giving you potential for a device with 64GB of memory for not a lot of money. In their words this reads

BlackBerry Classic in white is now available

Last year BlackBerry went back to their roots. Updating and modernising a classic, the BlackBerry Classic took the best bits of the Bold 9900 and mixed it with their modern OS. Well now it’s available in white, for all those discerning die hard BlackBerry users who just

Honor 6+ – Initial Impressions

The Honor brand seems to have appeared almost from nowhere, Honor started off as the budget sister company of Huawei, with a few low cost devices under its belt, now they’ve released what one could call a budget flagship. One could also say that with the Honor

Podcast 138 – Leigh and the leather back

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week was Leigh. This weeks topics revolved around Leigh and his trip to London to see the LG G4, me and my Moto G 4G and Huawei P8, Leigh and the Honor 4X and some

Motorola Moto G 4G 2015 – Review

Motorola have their three ranges, each have their place in the world and each arguably succeed in their purpose. The Moto G is their budget midrange device, more expensive and with more features than the Moto E and less features than the Moto X. Motorola however do

Podcast 137 – he actually went to try on “that” watch

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were Dan, Garry and John. This weeks topics revolved around the Sony Xperia Z4, the Jide Remix Ultra Tablet, Dan and the Apple Watch Edition, John and his Windows 8 tablet, me and the Huawei

Sennheiser Momentum Headphones – Review

There are times in life when you want to actually hear things the way they were intended. Be it a piece of music that brings back memories of a momentous event or you want to immerse yourself in a horror film or really loose yourself in a

Honor Holly – Review

To truly succeed in the budget phone market you have tick many boxes, you have to look good, you have to perform well, you have to have some features from phones two or three times the price and most importantly you have to be cheap. Companies like