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Tesco Mobile offer up a Back to School deal

With September marking the start of another school year, Tesco Mobile is today launching this new SIM only offering. It’s available until September 24th and gives you 250 minutes, 5000 texts and 500MB of data for just £6 a month. If you know someone heading back to school …

SanDisk to release a whopping 400GB SD Card.

Western Digital has announced the world’s largest capacity microSD card: the whopping 400GB SanDisk Ultra. Priced at $249.99, or £193, this new card should theoretically work with all major flagship Android devices which feature a microSD card, (although a number of manufacturers are moving to sealed storage options). …

Alcatel IDOL 5 announced at IFA

A full aluminium body, curved glass and it’s 7.5mm thick. Not bad so far and, with a 5.2″ FHD 1920 x 1080 pixels screen at 423 PPI it’s going to be pretty decent to use. Specs on this one include 16GB of internal memory (plus a microSD slot, …

EXCLUSIVE: iPhone X shape and form factor

We don’t do rumours on Coolsmartphone.com that much. At least I don’t. Often the rumour doesn’t turn out to be true, and then our readers are a bit disappointed. I don’t like being disappointed and I’m sure Coolsmartphone readers don’t either. Today I’m making an exception, because I …

IFA – The LG V30, hands on

We’ve managed to get our hands on with the newly-announced LG V30. It’s a big launch here at IFA for the company, but we’re still not exactly sure whether it’ll be coming to the UK. The closest we have is “key European markets”. We’re hoping.. Anyhow, here’s it’s …

Samsung Galaxy Note8 – Hands on

Did you see the Galaxy Note8 launch? We’ve got all the Note8 details and we’ve taken an in-depth look at the Note8 deals on offer too. But how about seeing the thing in the flesh eh? Let’s see. It’s pricey. Very pricey, so we had to handle this …

IFA – Honor paint the town .. Robin Egg Blue

Play House Plumb. Grape Jamboree. Butterscotch Tempest. Daft names for paint colours. You’ve probably seen those paint shades in your local DIY store and thought, “How do they come up with those names?”. Well, now mobile manufacturers are doing it too, and we’ve got some reasoning and descriptive …

Head back to the 80’s – Golden Axe

Anyone remember Golden Axe? Well, me neither, but this new / old SEGA game is now available for both Android and iOS. It’s free to download and play but you’ll obviously get a few ads to pay for the thing. You can though, if you wish, remove all …

Another new network, this time from Vodafone. Welcome VOXI

Yesterday we covered a new virtual network call SMARTY. This is a more simple network that offers purely SIM-only plans at competitive prices. As we found out, it is being run by, and on top of, the Three network. Now Vodafone have done something pretty similar, and both …

Sony at IFA 2017

This morning I just made it to the Sony Press Conference with Peter Holden of Talk Android. Another event, another incremental series of product launches, or was there more? Read on here on Coolsmartphone.com to find the answer to this existential question… We came in as a German …

New UK network, SMARTY, hopes not to be pants.

Two UK networks have both announced new offerings today. Three and Vodafone. First, it’s Three…. well, actually it’s a new network called “SMARTY” – and yes, that’s all in capitals. They piggyback off the Three 4G network and they tell us that they are going to be the …

LG V30 Arrives. Get all the details.

How does a phone with a 6″ screen sound? How about one with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU and 4GB of RAM? What about the 64GB of storage with a microSD slot? Sounding promising? Welcome, then, the new LG V30, announced just this morning. It’s one that has …

300 Android Apps removed from Google Play

On the 17th August this year, a number of researchers including from Google, Akamai, CloudFlare, Flashpoint and RiskIQ uncovered a botnet called WireX which has been found to be contributing towards DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. The interesting element of this discovery comes from the botnet being …

Acer at IFA 2017

Today Acer had a packed press conference at IFA in Berlin where they threw an impressive product portfolio at the market in preparation for the 2017 holiday season shoppers. Acer’s Jason Chen, the CEO and Chairman of the Taiwanese company, was on stage running the show and joined …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 213 Late Second Take

While the Coolsmartphone Podcast Editing Elves continue their journey of self flagellation, some of us are in Berlin reporting from IFA for you. Here is episode 213 of the Coolsmartpone Podcast. Ready to download from your Podcast client of choice, watch on Youtube and listen to here on …

Romoss 2 in 1 Universal Cables – Review

I got me some cables, baby. To be honest the people at Romoss have, to date, sent me around 20 emails about their products and they’ve been quite keen to get a review online, so here I have two of their cables. They should, for a lot of …

Unlimited texts, unlimited minutes, 4GB of data – £11 on Three

The key to writing a good article and getting it indexed, getting it noticed, getting a good SEO rating and lots of comments, is to make it either shocking, argumentative and of a certain length. Now, if I just revealed the core of this particular news item in …
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