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IFA Berlin 2016 – Lenovo Press Conference

Coolsmartphone.com, represented by the Chief Pixel Density Enthusiast, is at the Lenovo Press Conference for you. You may be gutted Matteo is not on the Podcast, but it is all to bring you the latest from Berlin. Lenovo start by speaking of hardware testing and then Moto Mods. …

Welcome to the Moto Z family

Did you watch the live announcement? If not, you can watch it all again here. Anyhow, come close, because we have to get one thing out of the way… Say goodbye to that 3.5mm audio port. Yes, I know. I know. Moto appear to have beaten Apple to …

Say goodbye to the Xperia Z series

We paid another visit to the Sony stand yesterday but nobody could tell us quite what was happening with the Z series. Sure, the new Xperia X series phones are beautifully designed, but what of the Z series? Well, according to a Sony rep, it’s now dead, so …

Acer Liquid Jade Z Review

This thing is incredibly light and remind me obviously of the previous Acer Liquid Jade from some time back. It also kinda reminds me of the older iPod in the design, plus the fact that it’s painfully thin. The phone itself comes in at 110 grams. First impressions …

The Samsung Z – A new Tizen smartphone

It might sound a bit like an Android phone and look like one, but this is in fact a new Tizen-based smartphone from Samsung. It’s the first Tizen smartphone we’ve seen after Samsung worked on the Galaxy Gear smartwatch which used the same OS. We’ve already got a …

Xperia Themes – Sneak peek

A few days ago I wrote about the JellyBean 4.3 roll out for the Sony Z1 and Z Ultra. One of the new features are the Xperia Themes. These will allow an extra level of personalisation to your handset by creating unique custom interfaces. Whilst the 4.3 update …

Xperia Z Ultra now on Three

Three have just sent out a press release confirming the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is now available on its network. The Z Ultra is a massive device both size and spec with a huge 6.4″ display, 2GB ram, 16GB storage and an 8 megapixel camera. You can also …

Excellent Xperia Z Excites Example

You know Example, but did you know that his real name is Elliot Gleave? Ooo.. bet you didn’t know that. Anyhoo, his next single is released on September 8th and it’s called “All The Wrong Places”. Y’know, the one that goes “I don’t know where we are, but …

Sony Xperia Tablet Z now on Three

We’ve covered the wafer thin Xperia Tablet Z quite a bit recently. Our review posts are below and, if it tickles your fancy, you can get it on Three right now. Sony Xperia Tablet Z review part one Sony Xperia Tablet Z review part two Sony Xperia Tablet …

Sony Xperia Tablet Z – Camera and software overview

It’s no secret, I love this thing. I’m using it right now to write this very story and it has a lot of the features that I also love about the iPad. Firstly, the design. Somehow this tablet is better than the Xperia Z phone. It’s beautifully built …

Xperia Z Tablet coming to Three

Whilst we have had no official press release, no information on pricing and no video from the team talking about the new Xperia Z Tablet, it has appeared over on their ‘Coming Soon’ section of the UK site thus confirming it will be coming shortly. The Xperia Z …

Sony Xperia Z Tablet in the house!

Thanks to the kind people over at Vodafone UK, we have been given an Xperia Z Tablet to use for FOUR WEEKS to be able to give our thoughts on it in a review. However this time will be slightly different as 3 different members of the team …

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is now available on Vodafone

Do you often get your tablet drenched? The Sony Xperia Tablet Z might be the tablet you are looking for. Spec wise it’s as you’d expect. Specifications: – Dimensions (mm) 172 x 266 x 6.9 – Weight 495g – Display 10.1 inches TFT, 1920×1080 pixels – Processor 1 …

New Xperia Z firmware rolling out

The Xperia Z is a great handset. Sure, there’s always a bit of confusion when you argue with your American friends about the name (it’s the “Xperia Zed” or “Xperia Zee” depending on where you are) but both this and the Xperia Tablet Z are really impressive. Right …

Sony Xperia ZR – The Xperia Z’s little brother

We like the Xperia Z here at CoolSmartphone towers, it looks gorgeous and performs just as well. Dan had one for a while and wrote about it here, we were all jealous. What if you had small hands and struggled with the screen size though? Well Sony has …

Sony Xperia Z goes for a swim

We’re getting a number of retailers approaching us at the minute. They’d all like us to promote the fact that the Sony Xperia Z is available from them. Tesco have sent us a lovely video featuring staff member Peter Statham. He’s 72. Yes, 72. Peter works in Tesco …

Sony Mobile store crashes after Xperia Z goes on sale

Now, bear with me here. I’m not getting any money from Sony for saying this, but the Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z are uttely gorgeous. The Tablet Z especially is a thing of wonder. So, I’m not all too surprised that the Sony Mobile store has just …

MWC – Sony Xperia Z Tablet hands on

The big announcement for Sony this year at MWC is in the form of the Xperia Z Tablet, a tablet which looks very much the same design language as seen on the Xperia Z flagship phone. It is clear that Sony want to create a top end suite …

Sony Xperia Z unboxing

We have been lucky enough to get hands on the brand new Sony Xperia Z. It’s not even on sale here in the UK and we have the full retail model ready to take over to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress! A huge thanks to the team at …