Author: Ian Furlong

OnePlus 6T – Review

  Review device specs Price: £529 Mirror Black 8GB RAM 128 GB Storage Snapdragon 845 chipset 16 and 20-megapixel dual cameras Android 9 pie running oxygen OS 9.0.11 December 2018 security patch Good Points: Lightening fast Great battery life Oxygen OS close to stock Android Gorgeous screen Specs …

Manchester becomes the UK’s first 5G-connected airport

If you’re heading to Manchester Airport soon, check out the new Vodafone 5G trial area. You can test the new lightning speeds by grabbing a film or TV box set using the 5G technology. Further locations are coming soon, but if you’re at the airport you can now …

1TB Storage chips produced by Samsung

Samsung have announced that they’ll be offering the world’s first 1TB eUFS (embedded Universal Flash Storage) solution for phone manufacturers, with mass production already underway. This means that phones will soon be able to have one terabyte of storage with a single flash memory chip. That means no …

Unlimited Everything for £20 a month – on Three

During the Black Friday sales last November, I managed to bag a cracking SIM only deal from mobile provider Three. The deal is you get unlimited calls, texts, data and tethering for just £20 a month, and now the deal is back for an unspecified amount of time. This …

Galaxy Note 9 – Review

Specs: Review Price: £899 6.4-inch Super AMOLED HDR display Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 12-megapixel variable aperture main camera, 12-megapixel secondary 2x zoom camera 6GB/8GB RAM 128GB/512GB storage 4000 mAh battery Android 8.1 S Pen w/ Bluetooth Good Points: Absolutely gorgeous screen Fantastic battery life Build quality Loads of features …

Essential Phone Discontinued.

News has arrived here at Coolsmartphone Towers, that according to Essential’s website and other stores that typically sell the Essential Phone, the device was showing up as “sold out.” ‘Strange,’ we thought, ‘maybe the Essential phone has had an upsurge in popularity’, but no. Essential has confirmed the …

Ezviz – C6T Pan & Tilt Smart Home Security Camera – Review

As our homes become more and more ‘connected’ and ‘smart’, so the number of devices we can connect to for smart homes increase. I recently got sent through the Ezviz Pan & Tilt security camera through for review. ‘Who are Ezviz?’, I hear you ask. They are a …

Pixel 3 – Review

I thought that I would always need a large screen phone, but this has changed my mind. Good Points: Great haptic feedback (really does feel like buttons are being pressed) Amazing camera Feels great in the hand Excellent front-facing dual stereo speakers Gorgeous screen Just runs so well …

HP X2, 2 in 1 Chromebook – Review

A number of writers here at Coolsmartphone Towers predominantly use a Chromebook as our main devices. I have been using an Asus Chromebook flip since its release a number of years ago, and it still runs as fast today as it did the day I bought it. This …

Samsung unveils the 8nm Exynos 9820 Chipset.

Following on from Huawei’s release of its latest 7nm Kirin 980 processor, Samsung has announced its own flagship chipset for 2019, the 8um Exynos 9820, with the Galaxy s10 being the first device to have this new chipset. The Exynos 9820 has a dedicated neural processing unit or …

Samsung releases a new high end flip phone.

Nearly a year ago, Samsung revealed a high-end, premium flip phone called the W2018. Well, it appears the company is about to release the next generation: the imaginatively-named W2019. The W2019 has an aluminium body and a Gorilla Glass back, but we unsure if the front and internal screens …

Samsung reveal a foldable smartphone

If you’re a sci-fi fan like me, you might have seen HBO’s remake of WestWorld, in which the staff at the park have mobile phones that fold out into a tablet to control the features of the park. Well, today phone giant Samsung has showcased a foldable smartphone …

WhatsApp Messaging Service – Ads Are Coming.

Now Facebook-owned WhatsApp is one largest messaging platforms in use, touting an eye watering 1.5 billion monthly users. Its usage is near-ubiquitous in markets like India and Brazil where it is used for everything from delivery tracking to payments. Here in the UK it’s becoming an incredibly popular …

Xiaomi lands in the UK with something special. Meet the Mi MIX 3.

Xiaomi today unveiled the Mi Mix 3 — the third iteration of a bezel-less designed phone, kicking the notch display into touch. Wait.. Xiaomi? Don’t know them? Well, you might not be overly familiar with them yet, but they’re the world’s fourth largest smartphone brand and they are …

Google+ to close

I will have to admit, dear reader, that I am not a massive user of Instabook or Facetube. However, my social network of choice is Google+ ………. or should I say ….was. Google have announced that it is shutting down the social network. This follows reports of a …

OnePlus 6T to be revealed October 30th

  Today Chinese phone manufacturer OnePlus has announced that the latest device in there line up the OnePlus 6T, the new device is rumoured to have a under display fingerprint reader and a much smaller teardrop notch than the latest iPhone and the upcoming Pixel 3XL. The 3.5mm …

Zombies descend on the UK.. Well, the virtual kind..

The world’s first free-roam, multiplayer virtual reality entertainment experience has just been announced. Revolutionary social VR gaming company Zero Latency, is to launch the UK’s first site on Friday 19th October in Nottingham. You can dive into a 15 or 30-minute “social VR experience” to work together with your …

Groov-e Air Buds – Review

Specs  Up to 3 hours music playback and up to an additional 7 hours using the changing case Music controls and answer/reject calls Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSPSPP Wireless range up to 10m Standby time 20 hours Charging Case: Box recharge capacity: 350mA Charging time for case …

OnePlus 6T to abandon the headphone jack

I have had every OnePlus device, since the very beginning was the OnePlus One, and like with many others I was eagerly awaiting the latest “Flagship Killer”. We’re talking about the OnePlus 6T which rumoured to be heading our way in October. Well, it is with a heavy …