Author: Matteo Doni

Coolsmartphone Podcast 232 – iPhone eKs Esse Maxxx Arrr

The Coolsmartphone Podcast. This week Matteo, Majid and Khellan got together to discuss the new iPhones and the positive aspects of Brexit on the world of technology. Yes, we went all political, or maybe it was just the flu tablets speaking.

Coolsmartphone Podcast 231 Fruity Phone Expert

It has taken the Podcast Editing Porgs a while to edit this episode, probably because all the fruity talk took them a while to parse and decide if to keep or cut. We had the fruity phone expert and assiduous micro-blogger Greg Morris (@gr36) as a guest on …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 229 We Git Back On Track

We are known for going off track on the Coolsmartphone Podcast. That’s probably one of the main reasons you listen to us. This week Matteo, Khellan and Majid did their best to get back on track. Not only did the Tenacious Podcasters discuss the Xiaomi Mi 8 launch …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 228 Podcast Interrupted

Matteo and Khellan tried. They tried really hard, but when life gives you a flaky internet connection you just let the Podcast Editing Porgs do their job. Anyway, the Porgs have done a wonderful job, and will be delivering another episode next week. Happy listening!

Meizu 15 – Review

We have been following and using Meizu devices for quite a while here Coolsmartphone. I personally am a fan of the M Note series of devices from Meizu ever since the good old Meizu M2 Note. The Meizu 15 is Meizu’s flagship for 2018 which also happens to be …

Meizu acquires patent for in-screen fingerprint sensors

Meizu is a Chinese phone manufacturer Leigh and I have been following for a while. Leigh really liked the Meizu M1 Note, and I’ve loved using the M2 Note, M3 Note and more recently an M5 Note. Meizu have been doing some funky stuff with their mBack buttons …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 226 Capitalist Pig Notches

“Notch notch!” “Who’s there?” “It is the Coolsmartphone Podcast!” “The Coolsmartphone Podcast who?” “Capitalist Pig Notches!”. In this episode we discuss the Huawei’s P20 range, notches and class analysis for anti-capitalist struggle. This was notch an unpleasant episode to record with Majid and Khellan. If you have any …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 225 In Sync

This week Matteo and Khellan got together to discuss the Smasung Galaxy S9 and S9+, the HTC Desire 12 and a bunch of other nonsense. They went off the track a bit, but gracefully kept things short and sweet. As usual, any feedback is welcome. Just pop a …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 224 Post-MWC

Matteo and Garry got together to have a chat about MWC and everything seen and announced. This is episode 224 of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Available on iTunes, whatever your other podcast client of choice is, and even YouTube. As usual, feel free to leave us feedback here or …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 224 Live

We are back with another live episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. No backlog to clear for the Podcast Editing Porgs, so expect the edited version out sooner than usual. Feel free to hit us up on Twitter with any questions you may have. Happy watching!

Coolsmartphone Podcast 222 Porgi Intervention

Another week, another published edited podcast. The Porgs are doing a mighty fine job, even while I vacation in the United States of America (#murica). We apologise in advance for the audio quality, at this point we were still learning what a microphone is and left the poor …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 221 The Gift That Keeps On Giving

It is mid-February. We are approaching a significant shopping event (Saint Valentines Day). The Coolsmartphone Team love you all unconditionally. Our Podcast Editing Porgs worship you like gods, and sacrifice themselves for the production of the podcast. So what better gift can we give you other than one …

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Unboxing

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus has arrived. I’m quite excited by this device as it is amazing vale for money at around £130. Here is the video of me unboxing it. What do you get for £130? Quite a lot: 5.99 FHD+ (1080×2160) 18:9 screen 12MP camera (dual …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 220 A Bristol Chart For Phones

Podcast Editing Porgs are working through the backlog. We quite like the friendly little screamers. Here is another two month old episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, edited with love, just for you… There you go. Another session of Matteo, Majid and Garry rambling on about Huawei, Honor, android …

Honor View 10 Sample Galleries

I’ve been using the Honor View 10 for a few weeks while travelling now and working on a full review which will have another awesome video review (no pressure Lukasz…). One of the features where the Honor View 10 delivers exceptional value is in the camera department: essentially …

Honor View 10 Preview Video

As a start to 2018, we have gone all fancy with our video production values. Thanks to an excellent contribution of direction and editing from our friend Lukasz Suliga, we now have our exclusive Honor View 10 Preview. So, what do you think? Please let us know in …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 219 eKs El

Things didn’t work out with the Podcast Editing Jawas. They got all excited about The Last Jedi and then went AWOL. After a long period of recruitment, we now have hired a small flock of Podcast Editing Porgs who seem to get stuff done… In this episode, recorded …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 218 Pixelating the Product Portfolio

OK, the Jawas are now operating under the fear imposed by the Coolsmartphone Order and throwing edited podcasts at us faster than we can manage to publish them, so we’ll trickle them out one per day for the next few days. Here is episode 218 for your listening …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 217 iPhone eKs

The Coolsmartphone Podcast is back to publishing again. This episode, number 217 was recorded on September 26th 2017. It is now available to download from your Podcast Client of choice, listen to here on Coolsmartphone.com or watch as an unedited episode on YouTube. Again, Coolsmartphone.com apologises for the …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 216 Not The Price Of The Elves

Here we are publishing episode 216 of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. The Jawas have done a decent job catching up with the backlog, and the episode is now available to download through your podcast client of choice, to listen to here on Coolsmartphone.com and watch unedited from our YouTube …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 215 O

The Coolsmartphone Podcast Editing Jawas are a strange bunch. They’ve picked up the slack and have now started churning out some of the finest podcast episodes since the days of James Pearce. Really, they are doing a stellar job. Here is the Coolsmartphone Podcast Episode 215. It is …

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pricing announced by Sky Mobile

As we mentioned in our earlier piece, we expected Sky Mobile to be one of the virtual networks offering the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. However, what we didn’t quite expect was for them to be the first people to release contract pricing. Sky Mobile has confirmed to …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 214 Late Rumours

Podcasting Elves, not really an issue any more. We had to make the difficult decision to give them some odd socks we had lying around and set them free. We are now outsourcing the editing of the Coolsmartphone Podcast to some Jawas who lurk under the bridge near …

EXCLUSIVE: iPhone X shape and form factor

We don’t do rumours on Coolsmartphone.com that much. At least I don’t. Often the rumour doesn’t turn out to be true, and then our readers are a bit disappointed. I don’t like being disappointed and I’m sure Coolsmartphone readers don’t either. Today I’m making an exception, because I …

Sony at IFA 2017

This morning I just made it to the Sony Press Conference with Peter Holden of Talk Android. Another event, another incremental series of product launches, or was there more? Read on here on Coolsmartphone.com to find the answer to this existential question… We came in as a German …

Acer at IFA 2017

Today Acer had a packed press conference at IFA in Berlin where they threw an impressive product portfolio at the market in preparation for the 2017 holiday season shoppers. Acer’s Jason Chen, the CEO and Chairman of the Taiwanese company, was on stage running the show and joined …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 213 Late Second Take

While the Coolsmartphone Podcast Editing Elves continue their journey of self flagellation, some of us are in Berlin reporting from IFA for you. Here is episode 213 of the Coolsmartpone Podcast. Ready to download from your Podcast client of choice, watch on Youtube and listen to here on …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 212 Later Than Ever

We apologise for the delay in the release of this episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. The Podcast Editing Elves responsible for this are punishing themselves as we type. As well as the live recording, from July 13th 2017, you can now download the episode in your podcast client …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 211 Like A G6

The Podcast Editing Elves were naughty little Elves last week. It seems they rushed the recording and editing of the Coolsmartphone Podcast episode 210 and audio levels were horribly low. We apologise on their behalf and can assure you that they will be punished accordingly. Well, this week …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 210 Sidekicked To The Kerb

The Podcast Editing Elves were too busy for us last week. This week they prioritised us and eventually got episode 210 of the Coolsmartphone Podcast edited. Essentially we were sidekicked to the kerb. They then came back and picked us up. We hope you enjoy episode 210 of …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 210 Live

A lot has happened in the last week. Some things have gone well, like the Honor 9 launch. Others not so well, like Matteo’s Virgin Media setup. Oh, his Blackberry KEYone screen came off too. So this evening he is getting together with Khellan thanks to the magic …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 209 We’ve Had The Time Of Our Lives

This week the Podcast Editing Elves took longer than usual to do their job, but what they did complete was a work of art with a beautiful audio Easter Egg at the end of the episode. CoolsmartPhone Podcast 209 We’ve Had The Time Of Our Lives is now …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 209 Live

Matteo and Majid are joined by Khellan this evening in the live recording of episode 209 of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. You can watch live here on Coolsmartphone.com or on YouTube. The edited episode will be available to download on your podcast client of choice later in the week …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 208 M&M And The Hunger Phones

Another week where the Podcast Editing Elves have delivered relatively quickly. Episode 208 of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, M&M And The Hunger Phones, is now available to download from your podcast client of choice and to listen to here on Coolsmartphone.com. You can still watch the Live recording on …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 208 Live

We aren’t doing a last minute post for the Podcast recording tonight. Something closer to the last hour, which is better. The Coolsmartphone Podcast will be live this evening from 9pm BST for the recording of episode 208. We will be live here on Coolsmartphone.com and YouTube. You’ll …

Honor 9 Official! (In China…)

Honor, Huawei’s brand for the “Digital Natives”, announced their latest flagship in China. The Honor 9 is now official in their home country, with a shiny metal and glass body, dual cameras and familiar chipsets… Here is the full specifications from what we have learnt so far: 5.15″ …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 207 M&M On Smartphones

The votes are counted, and episode 207 of the Coolsmartphone Podcast is now available to download on your podcast client of choice, to listen to here on Coolsmartphone.com or on Youtube. This week Majid and Matteo got together and discussed the S8, the LG G6, rumours about the …