Milo – On-the-go comms

I very rarely do articles about Kickstarter projects, but – as a cyclist – this one looked like a good idea. It’s basically a tiny little communicator which allows group chats when you’re riding, surfing, running, walking, rowing or whatever else. No push-to-talk, no faffing. No need for …

Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro now on sale in the UK

The realme 7 (£179) and realme 7 pro (£279) are now available to buy on the realme website. The realme 7 is available in blue or white and has a 90Hz 6.5″ Full HD+ screen (2400 x 1080) at 405ppi. It also gets a quick capacious 5000mAh battery …

SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD Deal

We’re always tracking microSD deals here at Coolsmartphone. Today it’s a 200GB one on Amazon and it costs just £21.99. For that you’re getting up to 100 MB/s transfer speeds, A1 performance and it’s SanDisk quality, so you know it’s good. As always with these things, do check …

Google Play downloads hit 28.3bn during lockdown

It’s always hard to get an exact figure for app and game downloads, but 2020 has definitely got researchers looking into those install counts. Millions across the world are spending more time indoors, online and on their smartphone amid the coronavirus lockdown. It’s meant, according to most research …

Huawei Mate40 Series Launch – Watch live

The Huawei Mate40 Series will be announced in minutes – they’ll be big and powerful and will succeed the Huawei Mate30 range. You can watch the launch live here. Join us!

65W Charging? Xiaomi ups the ante with 80W wireless charging!

The OnePlus 8T has got some proper speedy charging. Our OnePlus 8T review looked at the new charger and the “flat to full” time of just 39 minutes. However, Xiaomi want to go one better, and there’s no cables required either. Their next generation 80W “Mi Wireless Charging …

The mobile phones of the 1970’s

The year is 1976 and, on BBC Kids TV show “Blue Peter”, they’re about to show something amazing. A phone with no cable that you could even take outside. There are absolutely no trailing cables of any kind; it’s not connected to anything at all because it’s got …

The iPhone 12 is out. Let’s get a cheap iPhone 11!

If you’re looking for an iPhone 11, the O2 “Like New” site is well worth a nose. They’re offering the 64GB iPhone 11 in a range of colours (black, green, purple, white, yellow etc) and you can bag one for £470. To get that price, you’ll need to …

OnePlus 8T. On sale from tomorrow.

Want the new OnePlus 8T? Well, you’ve read our OnePlus 8T review and had a look at the OnePlus 8T cases that are available. Why not go and get one? It’s got insanely quick Warp Charge 65 charging, a 6.55″ AMOLED (2400 x 1080 @ 402 ppi) 120 …

The Mi 10T Series and the Mi Watch – UK availability info

So, you knew all about these phones because we’ve covered them a short while ago. That’s why you read Coolsmartphone hopefully 🙂 For full details of each phone mentioned in the earlier video launch are available below… The Mi 10T The Mi 10T Pro The Mi 10T Lite …

Humax delivers the first Android TV 4K Freeview Play Recorder

TV here in the UK has experienced a massive rebirth in these past few years. There’s thousands of channels, on-demand content and catch-up services now, but having the right box to consume it all can be tricky. For many, you rely on your TV to do the magic, …

Xiaomi Live – UK Details on the Mi 10T series

At 2PM (UK time) today we’ll be getting a mad sense of déjà vu as we watch the second Mi 10T Series launch event (remember the earlier one last month?) Today we’re expecting a lot more UK-centric detail, including pricing and availability plus extra specs. You’ll probably know …

Imagine being on lockdown 20 years ago!

Although our lives are becoming distinctly less mobile right now, our mobile phones are playing an incredibly critical part of life. Imagine, if you will, the coronavirus pandemic hitting us 20 years ago. It’s a sunny morning in the year 2000. You’ve got yourself the classic Nokia 3310 …

4G Coverage. Coming to the Moon!

NASA have selected Nokia to setup an actual mobile phone network on the Moon. Key points involve reducing power, size and cost whilst delivering reliable lunar surface communications with high data rates. As part of a potential future sustainable human presence on the Moon, a super-compact, low-power, space-hardened, …

giffgaff iPhone 12 pricing and offers

We’ve gone through quite a few iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro deals already, but now giffgaff have got in touch too. They will be offering the whole iPhone 12 lineup, including iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12, and iPhone 12 mini. You can already …

Honor MagicBook Pro – Review

So the time has come to try and get my head around the Honor MagicBook Pro laptop review. I have already done a long piece on the hardware which can be found in my unboxing post. That is well worth a read as it will give you an …

Lockdown success for developers

As we’ve seen in the UK, now we’re seeing it in the US too. The lockdowns, the COVID-19 restrictions, the closure of many pubs, bars, nightclubs and other social venues – it’s changed our habits. We’re now spending more time indoors and, although we’re using social media more …

Starlink – Now 800 satellites up in orbit

Earlier in the year I sat in the garden and watched the string of Elon Musk Starlink satellites fly by in the night sky. They’re relatively easy to see because they’re quite low and there’s a lot of them. In fact, there’s now even more. A launch today …

Top 14 things that make iPadOS so great

The iOS innovations more or less stopped impressing us a long time ago. There’s almost nothing that they’re changing except for a dark theme, a volume control indicator, and a keyboard with swipes. There is nothing more to highlight. However, when it comes to the iPad, more innovations …