Category: Asus (Android)

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 …

MWC – Hands on with the Asus Zenfone 2

Whilst I was trying to find the Asus Zenfone Zoom I found a whole stand of Zenfone 2 phones to have a play with, the Zenfone 2 is a great looking piece of kit, equipped with a 64 bit Quad CoreIntel chip, a fancy design and a rear …

MWC – An afternoon trying to find the Asus Zenfone Zoom

The Asus Zenfone Zoom has a lot of people interested, it’s an Android device with an optical zoom lense and it looks rather like that Nokia phone we all know and love. The only problem was when I arrived at the Asus stand I just couldn’t find it. …

CES – Next onto the stage, the ZenFone 2

With a catchy codename of ZE551ML this is perhaps better revealed using a rather beautiful introduction by the ASUS PR department, who tell us.. It’s an engineering marvel in the palm of your hand. The ASUS ZenFone 2 features all-new ergonomic luxe design with graceful curved case, ultra-slim …

CES – ASUS announce Zenfone Zoom

ASUS have just wrapped up their CES event in Las Vegas and one stand-out phone was the Zenfone Zoom. This might actually remind you of the Nokia Lumia 1020 from the back… Who could forget that iconic design? The Zenfone Zoom is focussed (excuse the pun) on the …

Nexus 7 no longer available on UK Play Store

Well that didn’t take long! A quick search for some details on the Nexus 7 (to be honest I was looking to compare the battery size with the Lenovo Yoga 8 tablet due to the cheap price that Argos are selling it for as reported earlier this week) …

Friday afternoon impulse buy?

It’s that time of the week when you’re hopefully thinking of spending a bit of cash on yourself. Expansys are kicking out the 2012 model of the Google Nexus 7. The reconditioned Asus-built device comes with a free dark grey travel cover. It’s the one we first reviewed …

It’s Zen time

Along with a range of Zen phones, Asus also announced their first smartwatch – the Asus ZenWatch. The ZenWatch is an Android Wear device in a similar vein to the recently announced Samsung Gear S and LG G Watch R. The ZenWatch has a 1.63″ 320 x 320 …

Nexus 7, 2012 model, going for a song

Fancy a well-known tablet for not much cash? Expansys have knocked down the price of the Asus-built Google Nexus 7 to just £79.99. Originally this was up for £128.13, and it’s powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU with 16GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and a 7″ 1280×800 pixel …

Tesco deals – ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 available for not that much

How’s £79 grab you for this? Tesco seem to be offering some pretty cheap deals on tech right now, and this weekend you can treat yourself to a relatively cheap ASUS 7 incher. It weighs 302g and has a HD 1280×800 IPS display, quad-core CPU, dual speakers, 5-megapixel …