Author: Garry Clark

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 …

Xperia T review and unboxing incoming

Hi fair readers, Just a wee quick one to say that very soon we will be getting a Sony Xperia T to unbox and review compliments of Sony. I am very pleased to say that due to me being part of the Sony Ambassador program we will be …

O2 gives customer Free £10 to spend in O2 Stores

You may remember that there was a slight issue with the network in the middle of July where customers cold not use their phones at all. Well for once a company has realised that it has made an arse of the situation and are doing something to try …

Huawei Ascend P1 – Review 2

Those regular eagle eyed readers out there will have noted that this phone has already been reviewed by our editor in chief Leigh Geary, so instead of rehashing what he has already done, this will give you a different slant on this slim powerhouse. Hardware The phone is …

HTML5 a Call to Arms for developers

I would warn you before you read any more this is a rant and it may ramble a bit.       Now with that sorted let’s continue, I like many of the Coolsmartphone team am now a proud owner of a Nexus7 tablet. It is a great …

Lumia owners embraced by Nokia

Microsoft may have decided to leave us Lumia owners out in the cold regarding the Windows Phone 8 update but Nokia have come to our aid, with the warm and comforting shoulder that a good parent should do. As of June the 27th they will begin rolling out …

Cisor BT5 Review

Here we have a new entry into the market of audio accessories for mobiles and tablets. It comes in the form of a small cylinder about half the size of a drinks can, but with enough power to blow your socks off. So what is this almighty cylinder …

Gadget Show Live 2012

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the trade only day of Gadget Show Live 2012 at the NEC in Birmngham. This was a great experience and I am grateful to Otone Audio who were good enough to provide my ticket for me to attend. I will hopefully …

Why is my Android Phone not getting an Update?

This is a question that I find is being asked all the time by Android users. I’m in a position working in the telecoms industry where I get asked this about 20 times a day. It’s something that I have become fairly blase about. The honest truth is …

HTC Rhyme. Has it got the Rhythm?

I am a fan of big screen phones. There I admit it, so why I may here you ask do I have HTC‘s latest offering in the Rhyme sitting in front of me for review. Well the reason couldn’t be simpler, if you are a regular reader of …

Demo of Sony Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich beta ROM

Here is a long awaited demo of what the new Sony UX will look like with Ice Cream Sandwhich installed. I for one am very excited by this as it’s really flying along on the Arc S. On the Xperia S well we can only imagine how good …

O2 and HTC hit the Town In Edinburgh

O2 and HTC have combined forces last night giving people the oppurtunity to come out and meet them and get there hands on with some of the current line up. The event which was held in the Three Sisters Pub in Edinburgh gave the chance for some phone …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 follow up

I have been using the Tab 7.7 now for about 3 weeks and thought it may be time to do a follow on from my initial observations. As those of you who read the previous article are aware I have had my reservations about a few of the …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 16GB Wifi Review

Here is a quick question for you how do you make of the most successful Android Tabs in the sub ten-inch category even better? Well the answer is an obvious one. You put it on a diet send it for a lobotomy and then take it back to …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 unboxing

I have obviously been doing something right in the last few weeks as I have been given a very exciting opportunity. Thanks to Handtec I have got my hands on some of the latest Tech of the year. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, this is a great diminutive …

Defence Zone HD for iPad

  So here is yet another Tower defence game, why do I need to get another one of those when there are literally hundreds of the available. This is a very good question and one that I hope to answer in the process of this review. I have …

A shooting Ray of light

There has been quite a lot of activity from the Sony Ericsson design team this year and the latest device to be brought forth from their creative minds is the Xperia Ray. This phone is not your usual fair from SE in that it does not fall into …

The return of the Motorola Razr

So Motorola are making their comeback and they are using the Razr name to do it. This phone is coming to multiple networks and brings a smorgasbord of figures to the table including the slimmest frame and also being made out of bulletproof material (Disclaimer Coolsmartphone do not …

Dre Dre Beats Solo HD review

So O2 are going to be stocking the Beats Solo HD headphones very soon (along with rest of their range) and, as I have been using these headphones for the past 4 months now I thought I would share some opinions of the headphones themselves. The headphones were …

iOS 5 the new standard? (cont)

So here as promised is the follow up article reviewing iOS 5 beta. In this article I will be focusing on the negative aspects of the new software. Before I get started however I do want to address some of the comments that I received from my last …