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Turn your phone into a microscope.

I’ll be honest. I’ve never really understood what “works” on Twitter. These articles will pop up on @coolsmartphone and some get lots of traction, some don’t. Yesterday though I stumbled on something and now I’ve got some of my followers doing the same. It was raining and my …

ASUS ZenFone Zoom finally launching in February

Last year at CES 2015 Asus announced a new smartphone that will “redefine your expectations of smartphone photography”. The ZenFone Zoom ran Android 5.X Lollipop and should offer some great photo capabilities. The closest the Coolsmartphone team came to it was the device in a glass display case, and it wasn’t powered …

MWC – An afternoon trying to find the Asus Zenfone Zoom

The Asus Zenfone Zoom has a lot of people interested, it’s an Android device with an optical zoom lense and it looks rather like that Nokia phone we all know and love. The only problem was when I arrived at the Asus stand I just couldn’t find it. …

Weekend deals – The Galaxy S4 Zoom

Fishing around, I actually found a news item we ran last year for this very same phone. The S4 Zoom, at the time, was a steal at just £442.80. Since then, the K Zoom has appeared so it’s knocked the price of the original phone down quite a …

Samsung K Zoom available today

I’m not going mad am I? Samsung did definitely tell us that the Galaxy K Zoom would be available two days ago, but now it seems that the handset will actually be available today. “Selected” online and high street retailers will be selling the phone, including Carphone Warehouse …

Samsung K Zoom available a week today

Fancy the Samsung K Zoom? You’ve not got long to wait. According to the Samsung website the blue one will along a little later (June 13th) but you can get the black and white one on May 29th – a week today. Either way, the price (unlocked) for …

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom announced

Samsung have today added a new range to their ‘Galaxy’ portfolio – the new K Zoom. This replaces the S4 Zoom, which has been available for a while. This new device is much thinner than the S4 Zoom and boosts the specifications even higher. It features a 20.7 …

Samsung Galaxy 4 Zoom Review

Many people are doing away with their digital cameras and are instead taking more photos on their phone. Samsung have decided to test the waters with this, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. It’s a device which merges a digital camera with an S4 Mini. Unfortunately I didn’t have …

Samsung post an official hands on video for the Galaxy S4 Zoom

The Galaxy S4 Zoom is an intriguing device, the one thing I’m mainly interested in is the camera UI and how fiddly it is. Luckily Samsung have posted a hands on video on their YouTube channel showing me how the thing works. Here it is, enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqiBdo22mrg

Watch a real person use the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

Yesterday the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom was announced. It seems to be becoming a marmite device, some people like it and some people hate it. Personally I think there is definitely a need for a product like this, it’s just for me the design seems a bit off. …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom now official

Well, we expected it, you all saw the leaked images. It’s the love child of the Samsung Galaxy Camera and Samsung Galaxy S4. That x10 Optical Zoom camera is a 16 megapixel unit and has “enhanced SMART modes, IOS 24-240mm, F3.1-F6.3″ (I’m guessin gthat the photography buffs will understand that. …

Gmail udpate brings pinch to zoom and swipe to archive/delete

Google have just released the latest version of Gmail for Android onto the Google Play store. Those of you with Android 4.2 will already be familiar with the major changes it brings, namely pinch to zoom (finally!) and the ability to swipe messages to archive/delete them. The features …

Motorola Xoom UK pricing revealed

PC World have just added pricing for the Motorola Xoom. Are you ready ? It’ll cost £449.99, which is actually a bit less than we were expecting (it’s $799.99 in the US for the 3G version). You can pre-order the sexy 10.1″ tablet now or, if you want …