Author: Garry Clark

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit in stock @ Mobilefun

Those readers out there who are into wearables have a reason to be happy this morning as Mobilefun have just a released info that they are carrying stock of the Galaxy Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. With the Gear 2 Neo coming in @£199.99 and the Gear …

Xperia Z2 tablet first impressions

So I have had the Xperia Z2 tab for just over 24 hrs and I will thought that now might be a good time to give you some of my first impressions. Well one word really sums it up and that word is WOW. The way this tablet …

Xperia Z2 Tablet unboxing

It’s here. The day I have been waiting for eagerly since the Sony press conference way back at the end of February. My very own Xperia Z2 Tablet has arrive. I can tell you one thing, it was well worth the wait. When I first picked up the …

Xperia Z2 Tablet dock unboxing

Wireless charging is the in thing right now and when Sony released the Xperia Z2 and the Z2 Tablets they also rolled out a respective charging dock. Here we have the tablet version. It is fairly simple design with a slot for the tablet to fit into and …

Screenproof screen protector review

The other day I received some long awaited Screen protectors from a small company called ScreenProof. They are a relatively new kid on the block with regard to screen protection and having used the camera protector on my Lumia 1020 I thought it would be worth trying them …

Huawei unveil the MediaPad X1 at MWC

Huawei are in the process of holding their MWC 2014 press conference right now. While we have a man on the ground at the event here is a preview shot of the MediaPad X1 that is being announced as I type this.   It looks pretty awesome specs …

Tech 21 Screen Protector unboxing and application

Here we have something that will mess with your head a bit. Tech 21 have now started making screen protectors. They integrate the same tech used in bullet-proof glass. This will help protect your phone from a direct blow and there’s also a self-healing layer to protect against …

O2 Match day App Review

During this time of year we all like to snuggle down into our slankets and watch 30 overgrown men (I use the term in the loosest possibe sense) beat each other up on a grassy pitch at the weekend. No I am not talking about a trip to Glasgow …

Acer C720 Chromebook review

Chromebooks. Are they a good alternative to your day to day laptop? That is the question we are going to try and answer over the course of this review. I have been using one now for the past few days courtesy of Acer who lent me the device …

Nokia Normandy could this be the replacement for the Asha range?

So. over the last few weeks the interwebs have been getting in all sorts of a muddle over a phone called the Nokia Normandy. This phone is purportedly Nokia’s Android handset. What? Nokia running Android? Yep, you read that right. It is believed that the boys and girls …

Want a Lumia 1520 but worried by the size?

For those of you out there who want the Lumia 1520 but are little bit “size conscious” then worry not. Nokia have got you covered if these shots are to be believed. What you are looking at may be the Lumia 1520 z. These leaks come from China …

Nokia event at MWC 2014 announced

So the build up to MWC 2014 begins and Nokia are fresh off the plate with their announcement of an event. It is to be held on Monday February the 24th @ 7:30am UK time. We will have a team at the conference so will be bringing you …

Update LG G Flex Coming To O2

Good morning folks and I hope you all had a pleasent weekend. For those of you that have been keeping up with the latest tech news, you will no doubt be aware that the LG Flex has not just made it out of prototype stage but it is …

Acer Chromebook C720 unboxing

Here is a little something different. A thin and light laptop on Coolsmartphone. What’s going on? Am I reading the correct site do I need an eye test? Whoa there before you run off to Optical Express, relax because even though this is a laptop it share a …

Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

Lets start with a short story. Nokia was circling the drain at the beginning of 2011 and the good ship Symbian was struggling to stay afloat. The anchors of the hefty N8 and E7 were pulling it down into a whirlpool of dispair. The liferaft of the the …

Nokia Lumia 1520 unboxing

The day has come when Nokia will stand up and be recognised as a force to be reckoned with. This stance comes in the form of the stunning Lumia 1520. This large (there is no hiding it really) phone is the one that has been designed to bring …

Carry your digital library with you wherever you go

That’s right now due to a recent update to Google Play Books you can carry all of your digital library with you and easily access more of it when out and about. All you need is a web connection and an Android device and you are good to …

Cuebox 3D Pool Game Review

As if playing pool in two dimensions isn’t hard enough, there is now 3D Pool. This is definitely a game that will test your mental acuity and give that redundant geometry knowledge a workout. As you can imagine from the title, the game is based around a regular …

BWC 7″ Kidi-Value Tablet Review

So these days it seems that every man and their dog is making an Android slate. Now although this is a very good place to be as it give the consumer a multitude of options, it is also a potential minefield for the 1st time buyer. This buyer …

Muvit Stick N Stand Case for Xperia Z Ultra

The Xperia Z Ultra is a great bit of kit but with the giant screen I am worried that I will break all that lovely glass in my bag or pocket (yes you can put this beast in a pocket). So the first thing I did after getting …

Sony Smartwatch 2 – Review

Do you remember back to when you were a kid and you used to watch Knight Rider? Remember looking wistfully at the Hoff’s watch communicator that he used to talk with Kitt? I did anyway. Now we’re getting a step closer to this becoming a reality. I present …

Xperia Z Ultra First Impressions

The day has arrived….. That magic day when you get your hands on with the object you have been lusting after since it was announced in all the glitz and glamour that go with product announcements. This device which is very firmly in the Phablet range with a …

Nokia Lumia 925 Wireless charging shell review

A rather nondescript envelope arrived at my house at the weekend. Now it had been a good night on the Saturday to say the least so I had forgotten arranging this delivery. With some trepidation as to what I may have bought in a Corona fueled haze I …

Nokia Lumia 925 Review

Well the time is finally here. I've got chance to review the brand new Lumia 925. I have been waiting for this phone for a while and I'm very happy to bring you this review. I have already given the hardware a thorough going over in my unboxing and …

Nokia Lumia 925 – Initial Impressions

I think I have found it, the Windows Phone device that will draw me, a diehard Android user for the last 4 years to move over. Bold claim I know but one that I feel can be easily substantiated by the quality of this device. I have for a …

Casemate Tough for Xperia Z review

Another month and you know what that means, it is time for me to get a new case for my Xperia Z. Those of you who have read my precious reviews will know that I have been using a Leather book style case for my phone up until …

10 reasons why I am looking forward to the Lumia 925

After being lucky enough to see and feel the Lumia 925 last week I have had a good long think about what I am looking forward to about the phone. I have now managed to string some sort of thought process together and below is what I have …

Opinion: A naked phone, to be or not to be?

Morning dear reader, I come to you this morning with a question, Do you use a case or do you keep your phone naked? It is a tricky one and one I myself deliberate about regularly. With the manufacturers spending millions (in some case’s) on design, pattern’s and …

Muvit Slim and Stand, Xperia Z case review

I am a very proud owner of a Sony Xperia Z and up until now I have been using a very cheap case that I picked up in a market which has been offering me minimal protection. When Mobilefun offered the chance to review the Muvit Slim and …

Blackberry Z10 Transform Shell review

There have not bee a huge a mount of decent quality cases out there for the new Blackberry Z10. Howevere Blackberry have come to the rescue as they normally do when they release a new model. Infact the have released several different case all of which can be …

Release your Phone with TU Go from O2

We live in a well connected world these days where you can instantly draw upon the the great search engine in sky for the answer to any question, watch videos of Shetland Ponies moonwalking and other such delights that the Internet can bring. Now while this is all …

Poetic Borderline Bumper – Nexus 4 case review

Like a few of the other writers on the team I was fortunate to get a Nexus 4 out of the second batch of shipments. Although I would love to use the phone naked I am paranoid that it may get scratched or worse. To resolve this I …

Nokia Lumia 820 review

As those of you long term readers of Coolsmartphone.com would appreciate we have a history of reviewing Windows and its various different mobile operating system guises. This is a review of one of the upcoming Windows Phone 8 supporting characters. It is not an all singing all dancing …

Dodocase Hardcover for iPad Mini – Review

After much searching for a case that I liked through the usual UK accessories channels I found that I could not find anything that suited me. So I extended my search to include imports and I found Dodocase from Sunny San Francisco. Now I had seen some of …

Sony Xperia S ASOP being taken over by Sony engineers

Some of you may have been aware that Sony have been busily working away with Google to try and develop the Xperia S as a quasi Nexus device for developers to tinker with. Well there has been some good news from the Sony camp as they have got …

VScreens Beta Review

During a scour of the Google Play Store and review on here the other day I came across Vscreens from Sony. I had a little look at the description of the the app and what it does. I also found that our esteemed editor has done a review of …

Bond Phone Ad appears online

It is fair to say that here at Coolsmartphone we are a little bit excited about the new Bond Phone or as it more widely know the Xperia T. Today has seen the first Advert that has been focused on the Xperia T launch  it has been made in …

NFC Demo using the Bond Phone

Now then Bond pay attention………. Here it is then the Bond phone showing of some of it technical wizardry enough to make Q giddy with excitement. One of the great feature of the recent Xperia Line up including the newly announced Xperia T is NFC is built in …

Sony Xperia T Unboxing – The Bond phone

The time has come for one of the first UK unboxings of the new Xperia T. As you may or may not know I am a Sony Mobile Ambassador in my other life (when not working or writing on here). This gives me several perks, one of which …