Tag: phablet

Samsung Unpacks the Note 7

At a glitzy event today Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone at its Unpacked event. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 we will see in the UK will have a Samsung Exynos octa-core chipset, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which will be expandable via MicroSD. The screen on the …

My time with the HTC Desire 816

The large oversized phone market is a hugely popular one these days, some call them “Phablets”, some just call phones, I call them the future. I know it sounds a bit cliche, but I really do like a large phone these days. I have been a large phone …

Android App Review – Lazy Swipe

Large screen devices have a lot to answer for these days, they force me to wear trousers with large pockets, they force me to carry a man bag whilst I’m out and about and most of all they force my thumbs to stretch way beyond what they were …

Samsung announce the comically large Galaxy W

Bigger is better, right? Phones certainly seem to be getting bigger each year and certain companies keep pushing the boundaries of what we call a phone, what we call a phablet and what we call a tablet. The latest company to push this are Samsung with the recently …

Oppo Find 7a – Initial Impressions

Oppo are slowly getting a name for themselves in the Western world, here at Coolsmartphone we’ve bought and reviewed several of their recent flagships. This time round with the Find 7a it was down to me to dig into my pockets and order one. As I’ve only had …

Nokia Lumia 1320 – Review

Nokia are slowly and surely releasing devices of all shapes, sizes and to suit all different budgets. Want a smallish high spec phone? Yep they’ve got one. Small budget phone? Yep they’ve got one. Big super high spec phone? Yep they’ve got one. Somewhere in between these? Yep. …

Nokia Lumia 1320 arrives in the UK

A few weeks before it started raining we heard about the new 6 incher from Nokia. The Lumia 1320, which comes complete with 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and a dual-core 1.7GHz CPU, runs Windows Phone 8 and has a 5 megapixel shooter at the back to add …

Nokia Lumia 1520 unboxing

The day has come when Nokia will stand up and be recognised as a force to be reckoned with. This stance comes in the form of the stunning Lumia 1520. This large (there is no hiding it really) phone is the one that has been designed to bring …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Review

Let’s face it, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the new flagship for Samsung. No longer does the Galaxy S range sit at the top of the pile. With the original Note it was very similar to the S2, with only the screen size and the design being …

Images of the Nokia 1320 Batman phablet appear online

All the surprises are being taken away from Nokia fans ahead of tomorrows big device announcement event, it seems, because leaky old Twitterer @evleaks has gone and dropped a couple of images of the new 1320 phablet (previously known as ‘Batman’). Whilst we really don’t know exactly where …

GOCLEVER FONE 570Q – Review

The last few weeks have been interesting, I’ve been using the GOCLEVER FONE 570Q phablet as one of my main devices and it’s about time  for the main review. My initial impressions are here if you’re interested. The GOCLEVER is one of those devices that look identical to …

HTC One Max – Review

HTC have been making pretty good hardware for a while now and their latest range of ‘One’ handsets have been some of the most impressive phones of the year so far. However, large phones are becoming more popular now. We’ve already seen the Samsung Galaxy Note range and …

The Nokia Lumia 1520 sure looks like a big’un

Nokia are due to announce a range of new devices in Dubai on the 22nd of October. One of the rumoured devices is the rather large Nokia Lumia 1520. As usual as it gets closer to the date more details leak out. The latest being some photos of …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Initial Impressions

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 arrived on my desk a few days ago. The Note 3 marks the third generation of the Galaxy Note range, it also marks the third Galaxy Note that I’ve owned. So as is often the case with a new device here at Coolsmartphone …

LG Announce the LG Vu III

Today in Korea, LG unveiled the latest in their “Phablet” range, the LG Vu III. Slated for an October release, the 5.2″ monster will actually go on sale on September 27″ for a currently unspecified price. The handset sports the latest in the Snapdragon range of processors, the …

Nokia confirm 22nd October event

Nokia have just sent out a tweet which would confirm an event to be held somewhere on the 22nd October this year. The tweet just says simply… At Nokia, we never stop innovating. More to share on October 22 #Nokia #innovationreinvented pic.twitter.com/nlptrXE6jp After many leaks recently we assume …

Acer Liquid S1 phablet – Initial Impressions

The current generation of Acer devices are pretty impressive, at the top of the pile is the “S” range, which is the flagship device range. The Liquid S1 phablet is a great big thing with a 5.7″ screen and specs similar to the Galaxy Note II. I’ve had …

Lumia 1520 – More shots appear

It’s a phablet Jim, but not as we know it. Yes, it’s a big phone / small tablet hybrid but no, it’s not powered by Android or iOS. Someone doesn’t seem to be shy to wave this particular 6 incher around, and this time the shots are from …