Category: Asus (Android)

Asus ROG Phone II – Review

Gaming phones have now become a thing and manufacturers are standing up and taking attention. This all kicked off back in 2017 when Razer released their first Razer Phone. I reviewed it shortly after it arrived on our shores and was very impressed. At the time it was …

Updates ahoy for Asus owners

If you’ve got the ZenFone 6 or the ROG Phone 2, get checking for updates. A new over-the-air update should be rolling out today which will update your OS from 17.1810.1910.73_M3.18.40.6_20191119 to 17.1810.1911.110_M3.18.40.10_20191216 It includes an updated security patch, updated APN settings, new boot animation, additional languages and …

Unboxing the Asus ROG Phone 2

So I have been doing this for a while now and in that time I have seen some very cool and very powerful phone’s come across my desk. However, today is a big day as this is the day that I get the chance to unbox one of …

Asus announce new ROG Phone 2 Ultimate and Strix editions!

Asus have been quietly working on their gaming phone concept for a few years and have released two version of the ROG Phone to date. These have come in the form of the ROG Phone and then more recently the ROG Phone 2 These were pitched as being …

Got the original ASUS ROG Phone? You’ll be getting some lovely Pie soon.

The people at ASUS have just got in touch to confirm that their ROG Phone (the ZS600KL) will be receiving the Android Pie update very soon indeed. New features such as advanced user experience, fully customised themes, a redesigned on-screen navigation bar and adaptive battery power management are …

ASUS RoG II Gaming phone on display here at IFA

It’s September and, as Britain’s government is collapsing, we decided to head to Berlin for IFA instead. Today ASUS have got their highly anticipated RoG Phone II. This is a phone that we’ve already covered in July but it’s worth going over the phone again. It’s the first …

Rog Phone II – Pre-orders hit 2 million in less than 24 hours

It seems like just days ago since we covered the launch of the Rog Phone II but already things are going very well indeed. Sold exclusively in China, the pre-orders are already stacking up following the launch event on July 23rd. Asus have just emailed to tell us …

Asus ROG Phone II Unveiled

You may remember our recent trip to Valencia to see the all-new Asus ZenFone 6. It’s a great phone for the money and the flip over camera works very well indeed. Now there’s another, with Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) unveiling their ROG Phone II. This has a …

Asus ZenFone 6 – Battery update

This was never meant to be a battery test. What happened, if I’m honest, is that I forgot to charge the ZenFone 6 one night. This meant that I had to go into uncharted territory. A second day on battery. So that happened, and the 5000mAh battery simply …

Asus ZenFone 6 – Gallery special

You’ll have no doubt noticed on my unboxing video that I jammed some things into the inner workings of the flip camera system and generally moved it around to see how strong it was. You can move it manually and it will stick in the place you left …

ZenFone 6 – Unboxing and example photos from the camera

Eager YouTube followers may have seen my late-night unboxing last night. However, I’ve now added a far better version so that you can see what this phone is all about. Before that though, if you want one, you need to head to the Asus online store. This one …

Asus ZenFone 6 – All you need to know

Here in the evening sunshine, Asus conducted quite possibly the most relaxed press launch I have ever had the privilege of attending. A large part of the announcement was put aside to detail the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU. A lot was said about it, but I can distil …

Asus ZenFone 6 Launch – Live and direct

Word on the street here in Valencia is that Asus are cranking things up a notch with their smartphone attack. Their flagship ZenFone 6 is due to land very shortly, but we already know that it’ll be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU because, well, it says …

ASUS Android Q Beta Program for ZenFone 5Z

The next big version of Android won’t be available to many for some time, but ZenFone 5Z users can jump the queue. Today ASUS and Google I/O have announced that the ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL) will be joining the Android Q Beta. This is the first ASUS ZenFone to …

Asus bring the thunder, ROG Phone launches in the UK

So in the past year we have seen a new catagory of mobile users emerge. They are not power users, or camera geeks but the do share alot of the things that these users demand. That is first and foremost power. Power for multi-tasking and switching between apps …

Asus Zenfone 4 – Review

Although you might not see this particular handset in network stores, you can buy it from Amazon for £449.99, from Tesco or Carphone Warehouse. Video Overview Want the quick look? Here’s our video tour… It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S630 octa-core processor (2.2GHz + 1.8GHz) and there’s …

The Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL – The details

Announced last year and available now, but it’s flown pretty low beneath the radar. Inside there’s a 5000 mAh battery, which makes it deserving of that “Max” name straight away. Big battery, big battery life. Even when used intensively, this puppy is said to last more than a …

ASUS ZenFone Zoom finally launching in February

Last year at CES 2015 Asus announced a new smartphone that will “redefine your expectations of smartphone photography”. The ZenFone Zoom ran Android 5.X Lollipop and should offer some great photo capabilities. The closest the Coolsmartphone team came to it was the device in a glass display case, and it wasn’t powered …

Asus X550 pre-order for just over £180

I’ve got to be honest, it’s Monday morning and here in the UK the clocks have gone back so it’ll be getting dark in about 5 hours. Bagghh .. rubbish. It’s that time of year when we’ve got to properly start saving for Christmas, so I’m (as usual) …

Another deal – ASUS ZenFone 2 for less than £165

Gahh… I think I have a problem. I should be out buying food but I’m still sat here looking at cheap phones. Perhaps there’s a “Phones Anonymous” I should join? Either way, with one of our special discount codes, you can get the Asus ZenFone 2 we spotted …