Author: Leigh Geary

Vodafone to range the Sony Xperia XZ3

During IFA we took a look at the Sony Xperia XZ3. It has a 6″ 2880 x 1440 OLED screen, a 19 megapixel Exmor RS MotionEye camera at the back, a 13 megapixel up-front and an S-Force speaker. Powered by a 3,330mAh battery, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon …

VOXI offers smartphones with 0% interest

Paying for a phone can be done in a few different ways. You either pay it all in one go, start a contract or you sign up to a finance agreement. The last two are pretty similar, but traditionally people have just walked into a store and signed …

Samsung unveil the Galaxy A7

Whilst the Note9 and Galaxy S9 continues to take the limelight, the Galaxy A-range offers a cheaper alternative. The company have just announced their latest wallet-friendly model – the Samsung Galaxy A7. It comes with a 6″ Full HD (1080×2220) Super AMOLED screen and a triple camera arrangement …

Vodafone beams footballer across England using 5G

The CTO at Vodafone UK, Scott Petty, wanted to show us what 5G can really do last week. The new tech will definitely make everything faster, but how will it benefit our lives otherwise? Well, with the aid of England and Manchester City Women’s Football Captain Steph Houghton, …

Smartphone penetration continues to grow

A new survey, published today by Deloitte, has revealed that smartphone penetration has grown even further during 2018. After questioning some 4,000 smartphone users, they’ve found that there’s growth across all age groups, with the 55-75 category seeing the most growth. This age range has increased from 40% …

Smart bike lighting. Get Blinkers

Cycling at any time can be a bit risky. I do tend to bore my family about the charity bike rides I do, but the more you cycle, the more you realise that you have to share the road and everybody should take a bit of time. As …

Gladius Mini – For when you want an underwater drone

I’ve just been watching the utterly disastrous Donald Trump saying how Hurricane Florence has been one of the wettest from the standpoint of water. He also, amazingly, tells the world that the Hurricane was “not good”. Wow. So, after I’d finished laughing at the utter fool, I received …

Tesco Mobile launches a new type of contract

This isn’t a mobile plan or tariff, instead Tesco Mobile have developed a contract or agreement that you can download here for your family. It sets out an agreement on mobile usage rules within the house. Families can print it out, then talk about it and fill it …

Are you one of the millions of people paying too much for your phone?

Now Citizens Advice have waded into the age-old problem of contract customers paying far too much. It happens if you’ve chosen a deal which bundles your minutes, texts and data in with the cost of the phone. Whilst paying one bundled monthly fee may seem simple, many don’t …

Pure Elan IR5 – Review

At home I get about 70-odd digital radio stations. I’m quite lucky. Here in the UK there’s now a big range of DAB stations alongside the FM and MW / LW / SW stations. However, this particular radio is a bit different. It’s an internet radio, a Bluetooth …

Virgin Mobile SIM-only 100GB offer

Quick one. Virgin Mobile, who use the EE masts, have put their 100GB SIM-only offer back online. It’s now down to just £20 per month, so if you’ve got a phone already and you want a stack load of data this is excellent. You get 5000 minutes and …

BT Price up the Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

Yes, it’s definitely Apple day today here at Coolsmartphone. We’re detailing some of the plans available and the networks offering them. The next cab off the rank is BT Mobile, and BT, of course, sit on the EE network.. which BT owns. I know, a tad confusing. Let’s …

iPhone XS and XS Max – Three pricing

So, you’ve read my rather barbed comments about the iPhone XS and the XS Max, but you still want to hand over your cash. That’s cool. How about you give it to Three? They’ve got the iPhone XS up for £54 on a 4GB plan or £59 with …

iPhone XS and XS Max Vodafone pricing

Yes, I know that pre-orders went live on Friday, but real life took over and I had to fit some blinds. Apologies folks. After our big iPhone XS and iPhone XS coverage you should know everything you need to know. However, if you want to get it from …

iPhone XS and XS Max on Virgin Mobile – Pricing

Virgin Mobile sit on the EE network, so you’re going to be getting a lot of the benefits as a normal EE customer would. Great network, great speeds, great coverage. Now, you can get those new iPhones on the network too. There’s pre-order pages for both devices and …

giffgaff iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max pricing

So, you’ve seen our coverage and you want to know more about where to get the new iPhone handsets. We’ve already looked at offer from EE but now giffgaff have thrown their hat into the ring with pricing on the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. I …