Category: Android

A geeky way to control those Christmas lights

This weekend I horrified anybody with any electrical knowledge by plugging the Christmas lights into an extension, which was then plugged into an extension … plugged into an extension. I won’t go into the finer details, but there was a minor explosion and I blew three fuses. I …

ZTE Blade V8 comes to Three

Three has just announced the ZTE Blade V8 smartphone, which will be available on their network from today. Starting from just £12 a month, customers get an Android-powered smartphone that doesn’t break the bank, especially at Christmas time. Three also lists the V8 on PAYG for £139.99, making it …

A week abroad with the Note 8

Usually when I go on holiday I like to reach out to contacts I have made over the years to loan a recent device to road test. This year, Three kindly stepped up and loaned me a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for me to use. You may remember …

VKWORLD T2 Plus brings back those flip phone memories

Even for the most ardent smartphone fan, the continual release of very similar-looking slabs can dent the enthusiasm somewhat. Back in the day, when this website was young and wearing nappies, we used to review phones of all shapes and sizes. Some had sliding keyboards, some were foldable …

It’s (nearly) Christmas! Get yourself a Nokia 8!

Hello my fun festive friends. There’s a bit of a story to this one. Just a few weeks back I jokingly poked a bit of fun at an email we’d received from the lovely, lovely people at Nokia PR. Basically it was a brief email with a picture …

Honor 7X – Thoughts and Unboxing

Yesterday I was allowed to leave the confines of Coolsmartphone Towers and escape into the depths of London for a few hours. During my brief sojourn into the real world, I was able to attend a small gathering of phone enthusiasts and bloggers (okay it wasn’t that small, there …

GoPro captures quite an amazing crash

Strap a GoPro to anything and you’re half hoping that you capture some good footage whilst also half hoping that you don’t smash the thing because, let’s be honest, these diddy little action cameras cost an absolute fortune. Anyhow, this one got stuck onto a rally car. Sadly, …

(Update) Welcome your new look. The Honor View 10

Honor have today launched their now familiar “well priced but still very, very good” handset in the shape of the Honor 7X. However, if you want to spend £449.99 and get some artificial intelligence, have a look at this – the new Honor View 10. It doesn’t look …

The Honor 7X touches down in the UK. Time to max your view..

Remember our full hands-on of the Honor 7X ? Well, time to open a bottle my friends, it’s coming to the UK and – as we suspected – it’s going to be pretty cheap too. The Honor 7X has that 5.93″ (2160 X 1080) edge-to-edge almost bezel-less screen …

Honor have got something to unveil…

Today we have travelled down to London Town to secure what it is that Honor are going to unveil to allow us to “Max our view”. We know that there will be at least the confirmation of price in the Honor 7x that was invited a few weeks …

New Xmas Toy? Go on then – GoXtreme Vision 4K!

Christmas is nearly upon us here at Coolsmartphone Towers but Leigh hasn’t put out tree up yet. So the rest of us elves are having fun hearing about the new GoXtreme Vision 4K which we will be using on our Coolsmartphone Sleigh 5000. Seriously, the GoXtreme comes with …

EE to measure ‘Time on 4G’

A little while ago UK network EE changed how it explained 4G coverage, moving away from population numbers and into geographical coverage instead. This was key for them, as it shows how quickly their network is expanding. It also meant that they could show off new technology such …

EE announce the Hawk

EE have announced their latest own brand device called the EE Hawk. The biggest 4G network in the UK has managed to bring mid-range specs to a low range pricepoint, and connectivity is at its heart. The EE Hawk features 4G+ network speeds, and in testing hit over …

Z2 Force on the way to Vodafone

We took a look at the new Moto Z2 Play in June. Shortly after that, the Moto Z2 Force appeared. This has a guaranteed shatter-resistant screen and more of those lovely MotoMods. It’s thinner too – just 6.1 mm and that P-OLED 5.5″ screen is 1440 x 2560 …

NOA N8 Packs a 5,000 mAh battery and almost 6″ 18:9 screen

We’ve received an email from NOA. They’re about to launch their first smartphone with an 18:9 screen ratio and DTS audio. It’s called the NOA N8 and has a near 6″ screen, though it’s 720x1440px. It also has a 5000 mAh battery, which seems very decent, and that …

Doogee Mix 2 – Unboxing !

Right, here’s what you need to know. You can pop over to Banggood and get one of these for £155.13. For your money you’re going to get a 5.99″ 1080×2160 Full HD screen (18:9) with a 403 ppi pixel density. You’re also going to get a dual 16 …

The Razer Phone has arrived. Here is our unboxing

We have had something very special arrive at Coolsmartphone Towers today. At least, it’s something that I have been looking forward to for a few weeks. Today we’ve got one of the boldest new phones to come out this year (IMHO). Yes, it’s the Razer Phone! You’re obviously …

Hands on with the Honor 7X

Good morning you wonderful people. Now, I’m going to put some information into this article and it’s totally up to you what you do with it. OK? In a few days Honor will be launching a new phone. They’re telling us how this new phone will “Max your …

Doro 8040 now available to ease you into the smartphone world

Give a modern smartphone to my nan and she’d probably get a little confused and annoyed with the thing. A phone, to that generation, should be a communication tool and nothing else. Having hundreds of tiny icons, pop-ups and games isn’t what is necessarily wanted. Plus, despite the …