Category: Android

OnePlus launch OnePlus Buds Pro

Today alongside the OnePlus Nord2 5G that was announced OnePlus also announced their new in-ear wireless headphone line in the form of the OnePlus Buds Pro. The new Buds Pro will feature a smart Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) system to adjust the ANC levels according to the environment …

OnePlus Nord 2 5G – Unboxing

It’s new phone unboxing time! This is an exciting one as it is the sequel to the OG OnePlus Nord, a really good phone and one that we rated very highly over the course of our review, back around this time last year. Today I get the chance …

Realme GT 5G – Review

Is there a new “flagship killer” on the block?   That is the question that is being posed in the review of the latest phone from Realme the Realme GT 5G. I have been able to use one for the past few days, and I will try to …

Realme GT 5G in the building

I have arrived home to find a Black box on my desk emblazoned with Realme branding!! Inside something is exciting lurking and it is the Realme GT 5G. I have been eagerly waiting for this device since I tested the Realme 8 Pro and had a brief hand-on …

Another phone from Realme the Realme GT coming soon

Just a quicky for you as today. Realme announced that their latest Flagship Killer is being announced to the UK market on the 15th of June. There has been a lot of excitement about this phone as it is looking to be very heavy in terms of spec …

Game Sir X2 Bluetooth Controller -Review

Good Points :- Good tactile feel to buttons. USB type-C charging. Extends to different phone sizes. Seamlessly works with all controller supported Apple Arcade and MFI games. Price. Good build quality. Included carry case. Good Battery Life. Bad Points;- Size a little cramped for large hands. Switching Bluetooth …

Looks like the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will replace Note 21 this year.

Over the years I’ve had many Galaxy Note Device’s, I just love the functionality that the S-Pen brings. Like others I heard the leaks and rumours that the Note 21 wasn’t being released this year, and this was reinforced with the S21 Ultra now getting S-Pen support. According …

We have the Realme 8 family let’s unbox them

We have the full Realme 8 family in the house here at Coolsmartphone towers. We have had the Realme 8 Pro for a while and it was a great mid-ranger as you see from its review. It is now time to have a look at the Realme 8 …

OnePlus 9 5G – Review

I have reviewed the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G and I was left feeling a little bit uneasy as I had a distinct impression that OnePlus had lost its direction slightly. I have now been able to spend a good amount of time with the OnePlus 9 5G. During …

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G review – Should you believe the Hype?

Time to get this new phone under the microscope and this time it is a biggy it is the new OnePlus 9 Pro 5G. This is a phone I have been looking forward to using a lot since I started to see the rumours appearing on various sites. …

Mounting losses force LG to stop smartphone production

LG Electronics said on Monday it would close down its loss-making smartphone business. Back in 2013 LG was the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and now it appears phone manufacturer is going the same route as HTC. In January, the South Korean electronics giant said it …

Realme 8 Pro – Review

A mid-ranger phone with a flagship camera sensor does it work as an alternative to a high-end alternative?This is the question I am going to attempt to answer during the review of the Realme 8 Pro. So for those of you who have not heard of Realme before …

Realme 8 Pro launched along with a few accessories

You may have noticed that we have been busy with a new device from Realme over the past week or so. This has been the brand new and just released Realme 8 Pro. I have been lucky enough to have been able to use the phone for the …

DOOGEE release the rugged S59 Pro smartphone with a whopping 10,050mAh battery.

    DooGee has announced its latest super-rugged smartphone the S59 Pro, features include numerous durability certifications, a gigantic 10,050mAh battery and a powerful 2W loudspeaker. The S59 Pro is wrapped in industrial rubber to enable it to have an IP68/IP69K certification and military-grade MIL-STD-810 G rating, which …

Realme 8 Pro -1st Impressions of this 108MP beauty!!

So today we have a new phone that is yet to be fully announced but we have been given early access and are allowed to share some of the information about it with you prior to its full launch in the next few weeks. This new phone is …

XtremeSkins X30 and Skins for Galaxy S21 Ultra – Review

New phones are great but you want to keep them clean and shiny for as long as you can after you take them out of the box especially when you are spending the amount of money that the latest flagships like the Galaxy S21 Ultra demands.Well, the good …

Buy a Moto g 5G Plus and get a Moto e7 Plus for free.

If you are quick enough and you want to get a great bargain then this is a great offer and one not to be missed. As part of their Valentines special, they are offering you a Moto g 5G Plus and there is a Moto e7 Plus thrown …

ViewSonic supporting teachers with new campaign

Teachers are awesome, I never thought I would have reason to say that but they are. They are currently doing a fantastic job with some severe limitations. Dont get me wrong some teachers for some fancy pants private schools will have all the equipment that they could possibly …

Charwego The Last Charger You’ll Need … possibly

So you’ve just spent over £1,000 on a nice new shiny flagship smartphone to find there’s no charger in the box, meaning you have to fork out for a separate charger. And what if you want to travel…Oh remember travel it’s something we used to do, that means …

Huawei Mate 40 Pro – Review

Can I use an Android device without Google services for my daily driver and does having an awesome camera makeup for the lack of services? These are the two real questions that I have been trying to answer over the past few weeks in my usage of the …

Realme named in Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in China

We’ve recently taken a look at the Realme 7 5G and have been mightily impressed with the build, camera and overall performance considering the price-tag. It’s a very good phone, and packs speedy 5G connectivity too.. Today Realme have been named 2020 China’s “50 Most Innovative Companies”. It’s …

A beginners guide to playing online casino games on your mobile

We just can’t ignore the fact that mobile casino games have exploded in popularity in recent years. They have become one of the main ways people now engage with gambling, and when you look at the benefits of the platform it’s clear to see why. It seems like …

Learn to be a skillful photographer

Taking a photo on your phone seems like a relatively simple thing now. Indeed, it’s got this way because phone manufacturers have added a whole heap of artificial intelligence into your smartphone to do the “heavy lifting” for you. As an example, taking an up-close photo will have …

OnePlus 8T Concept design revealed

Want to see the OnePlus 8T? Sure, no problem – just read our OnePlus 8T Review. It’s got up-close photos and everything you need to know. However, there’s also a OnePlus 8T Concept phone which we can reveal today. The nice guys at OnePlus have given us some …

ZEISS and Vivo to work together on upcoming smartphone camera tech

Coming complete with a Gimbal Camera System and a customised sensor to reduce exposure time, the Vivo X51 5G really impressed us with the impressive speed and precision of snaps and the crazy zoom capabilities. Now Vivo have announced that they’ll be pushing the camera tech even further …

Realme launch a cat that likes pizza and skating

Honestly. Where do I start with this? I’ll start typing and see how far we go. It’s from the boys at Realme. I’ve got the Realme 7 5G on test right now and, let me tell you, it’s impressed me quite a bit considering the £279 price-tag. Anyhoo, …

Nokia 5.4 available on Friday

Packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 and a 6.39″ HD+ (720 x 1560, 19.5:9) screen, this is the new Nokia 5.4 from HMD Global. It comes with a rather cool rear camera arrangement (48 megapixel main, 2 megapixel depth, 5 megapixel ultrawide and 2 megapixel macro) plus a 16 …

OPPO show off a new slider phone

In partnership with Japanese design studio, nendo, today OPPO have displayed some conceptual smartphone designs. There’s quite a few to look through, but we were most interested in their “slide-phone”. It’s a handset that can be folded to the size of a credit card, giving you an expandable …

Security tips for mobile casino players

The gambling industry has undergone a dramatic evolution in the last few years, and the popularity it has received is interlinked with that evolution. Because of the advancements in technology, mobile casinos are practically indistinguishable from the laptop or computer counterparts. This has made them incredibly popular, if …

Huawei opens up a retail store in London

With Huawei going through quite a bit of bother globally (their 5G kit is being ripped out in a number of countries due to security concerns and their newer phones are struggling to sell due to the lack of Google Apps), you’d perhaps think that opening a store …

Deal – POCO X3 NFC down in price.

Available today for a mere £169 (with free delivery), Amazon have the POCO X3 on offer – reduced from £199. It’s got a 6.67″ 1080 x 2400 LCD 120Hz screen (20:9 ratio / 395 ppi) and weighs in at 215 grams with a 9.4mm thickness. It runs Android …

Oppo Find X3 Pro specs leak out

Details of the new Oppo Find X3 Pro have been revealed by Evan Blass. He’s got details of three Find X3 series handsets upcoming, with the flagship Find X3 Pro (Fussi) running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G CPU. Running ColorOS 11 (on Android 11) it’ll get a 6.7″ …

Quick! Get some money for Christmas

Christmas is round the corner and you need cash fast. What’s the solution? Well, I’ve tried selling my body on the street corner but sadly I couldn’t even give myself away. So, thanks to the MusicMagpie app and some old books that my son doesn’t want anymore, we’ve …

Additional age controls as gaming continues to surge

Despite the recent increase in cost, here in the UK the National Lottery is as popular as ever. With a suite of games and the option to buy tickets on several different games, the app is also one of the most downloaded in Google Play and the iTunes …