Author: Leigh Geary

iD Mobile 10GB SIM-only deal

This Bank Holiday there’s a couple of deals with iD Mobile. The first is on the Nokia 1 we mentioned just the other day, and you can get the phone for just £6.99 a month, with 250 minutes, unlimited text and no upfront cost. You get 500MB of …

Friday Deal #2 – A massive 128GB microSD card for £26.99

Another deal for your Friday afternoon and, if your smartphone is running short on storage, you can inject a massive stack of space with this Samsung 128GB Evo Plus card for just £26.99. Normally it’s £29.99, but you get 10% off by sticking … MYMEM ..into the coupon …

Friday Deal #1 – Get £150 off the iPhone 8

OK, short version (because it’s Friday and we all want to go home). If you head to EE right now you can get the iPhone 8 with 8GB of data for £150 less than normal if you trade-in an iPhone 6s or an iPhone 6s Plus. The deal …

Nokia 1 now available in the UK

OK, so how does a phone with 1GB of RAM sound? What about 8GB of on-board storage? Scary prospect? Well, wait a minute, because this new Nokia 1, which is now available in Warm Red or Dark Blue, runs the “Go Edition” of Android 8.1 Oreo, and this …

One million Honor 10 handsets sold in first month

I’m using the Honor 10 right now. I’m actually writing this very article on the thing. After a few days with it, you do have to admit, for the money, this is insanely good. It’s £399.99 and looks just amazing. The free case helps to keep it in …

Virgin Summer Deals

We’ve got details of Virgin Mobile’s latest deals. It’s part of their summer of savings and you can get £216 off the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and £108 saving off the iPhone X. Available until the 30th June, the deals are on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, …

Tsumbay Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Yep. I got me a Bluetooth speaker. This one has a 5W output and is waterproof. Inside is a 2200mAh battery which should keep you going for about 20 hours and it takes 3-4 hours to charge up from scratch. By waterproof we mean that it’s shower resistant. …

ZeroWater 7-cup Water Filtration Jug – Review

Today, my friends, I bring you a water filter. Yes, a water filter. Where I work the water tastes a bit… “funny”. I’m based on a farm, and although the tea and coffee is passable, when you drink the water straight out of the tap it can taste …

Do we still need travel agents?

A few years ago you’d walk into a travel agents, grab some super-slippy brochure and you’d have to decide – based on just a few professional photographs – where you’d like to go on holiday. The orange-faced travel agent would perhaps tell you how she’d been to that …

A new network coming soon – Zevvle

A network promising to bring simplicity and enhanced support. That’s what on the cards from startup Zevvle. They tell me that they’ll remove unnecessary fees and misguided features. It’ll be using the EE network, so you know that coverage will be good, and they intend to launch later …

Honor launch the “Elite”

Remember HTC Elevate ? It is / was a private, members-only community for HTC fans. I remember, when attending a HTC launch in London once, that the HTC Elevate crew actually got dropped off in private a London Bus before the assembled press. I think they got better …

Discounts available on reconditioned kit at musicMagpie

I love the fact that contracts aren’t as popular as they once were. Why pay nearly £60 per month for a phone every month for two years? It’s nuts when you think about it. Retailers like musicMagpie and, as we mentioned earlier Laptops Direct, are doing PayPal credit …

Honor 9 Lite, now even cheaper

Morning all. How are we today? Well I hope. The sun is out and tomorrow Harry and Meghan tie the knot, so it’s a grand excuse for “popping to the pub for a quick pint” to watch the ceremony. Of course, you know that the next thing you’ll …

No more 3G from me, says Three

Not too long ago you would still be able to buy phones which wouldn’t have 4G capabilities. The KAZAM Tornado 348 sticks in my head as one of these but hey, that was 2015 and KAZAM went pop anyway. Now, in 2018, you’d be hard-pushed to get a …

Atlas goes for a run..

So, after having to suffer another mind-numbing, spirit-crushing Wix.com pre-roll advert, I dived into the very latest Boston Dynamics footage. It is, as is becoming the norm now, another scarily good and astonishing bit of natural-looking robotics. This is Atlas. He might look big, but he weighs less …

Exercise at work, whilst you work!

Remember my makeshift office / exercise bike? It was basically a free exercise bike I’d got from Freecycle and an old Chromebook that I strapped to the top. It was a bit naff, but it did the job – I could write articles while I trained for the …

HTC U12+ Snapped in leaked shots

Look ma, no notch! A company called “HTC” (you may remember them) have just had their new baby leaked all over the web by @evleaks. Not only is there a set of images.. …but we also have the full specs, courtesy of an “under embargo” document which was …

Nokia 8 Sirocco lands in the UK

OK. This isn’t a VW Scirocco. It’s a Nokia 8 Sirocco. No “C”. This is all-new and, as an extra treat, if you get one you’ll qualify for a free Google Home Mini. If you get a Nokia 6 or a Nokia 7 Plus then you get a …

Honor 10 sells out quickly.

Word up. It’s Thursday. Nearly the end of the week already and yes, the sun is out here in the UK. Here in the Coolsmartphone office we’re still recovering from Prince Harry’s stag do but the Honor press team have been banging down our door since dawn. Their …