Category: Android

Nokia 1 now available in the UK

OK, so how does a phone with 1GB of RAM sound? What about 8GB of on-board storage? Scary prospect? Well, wait a minute, because this new Nokia 1, which is now available in Warm Red or Dark Blue, runs the “Go Edition” of Android 8.1 Oreo, and this …

One million Honor 10 handsets sold in first month

I’m using the Honor 10 right now. I’m actually writing this very article on the thing. After a few days with it, you do have to admit, for the money, this is insanely good. It’s £399.99 and looks just amazing. The free case helps to keep it in …

OnePlus 6 – Review

The introduction OnePlus are the company who set a goal of making high-end smartphones with a mid-range price tag that everyone could afford. The OnePlus 6 is the latest from the company and yet again lives by their `Never Settle’ slogan. It’s here to bring future-proofed specs with …

HTC announce U12+ flagship

HTC have just announced their latest flagship device – the U12+. It certainly is a beautiful looking phone too. Whilst many companies are going with a notch design on the front, HTC have decided to go against this and we’ve instead got a gorgeously large 6 inch display …

Do we still need travel agents?

A few years ago you’d walk into a travel agents, grab some super-slippy brochure and you’d have to decide – based on just a few professional photographs – where you’d like to go on holiday. The orange-faced travel agent would perhaps tell you how she’d been to that …

Honor launch the “Elite”

Remember HTC Elevate ? It is / was a private, members-only community for HTC fans. I remember, when attending a HTC launch in London once, that the HTC Elevate crew actually got dropped off in private a London Bus before the assembled press. I think they got better …

Honor 9 Lite, now even cheaper

Morning all. How are we today? Well I hope. The sun is out and tomorrow Harry and Meghan tie the knot, so it’s a grand excuse for “popping to the pub for a quick pint” to watch the ceremony. Of course, you know that the next thing you’ll …

HTC U12+ Snapped in leaked shots

Look ma, no notch! A company called “HTC” (you may remember them) have just had their new baby leaked all over the web by @evleaks. Not only is there a set of images.. …but we also have the full specs, courtesy of an “under embargo” document which was …

Sony puts the Xperia™ XZ2 to the ultimate gaming test

Gaming on a mobile is getting more popular by the day due to the power that can be extracted from the modern day device. Sony has put the Xperia XZ2 to the test, by using a PlayStation®4 Remote Play against real-world racing driver Archie Hamilton.  The Passenger Race sees Archie race a …

Nokia 8 Sirocco lands in the UK

OK. This isn’t a VW Scirocco. It’s a Nokia 8 Sirocco. No “C”. This is all-new and, as an extra treat, if you get one you’ll qualify for a free Google Home Mini. If you get a Nokia 6 or a Nokia 7 Plus then you get a …

Honor 10 sells out quickly.

Word up. It’s Thursday. Nearly the end of the week already and yes, the sun is out here in the UK. Here in the Coolsmartphone office we’re still recovering from Prince Harry’s stag do but the Honor press team have been banging down our door since dawn. Their …

Hitman Sniper now free on Google Play

Right, quick one this because I’ve not had a cup of tea yet and I’m not really firing on all cylinders. If you’re looking for an 18-rated shooting game that’s free, try Hitman Sniper. It was 79p (which wasn’t really a lot in the first place), but it …

How to use mobile apps to improve fitness

Right you, I’m going to speak right down the camera to you. This weekend I got chatting to my mates’ wife. She’s started running and, because I do the odd bit of cycling, we started discussing Strava. The app, as you’ll know if you’re a runner or cyclist, …

OnePlus announce Bullets Wireless headset

Many phones these days are doing away with the 3.5mm headset jack to save space. Whilst the OnePlus 6 is not one of them (it has one at the bottom), it has not stopped the company thinking to the future. The ‘OnePlus Bullets Wireless’ headset is a Bluetooth …

OnePlus 6 Unboxing

Here in London, The OnePlus 6 has just been announced. We have been lucky enough to have our hands on this latest flagship for over a week, so we’ve got an unboxing and overview ahead. The unboxing is of a press package we received in the post so …

OnePlus 6 Announced

Today in London OnePlus announced their latest flagship device. It was, as expected, the OnePlus 6. There has been a lot of talk about the next move from OnePlus. Their 5T was well received by both press and consumers around the world, and with OnePlus being a company …

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ now in Gold!!

Available exclusively with EE, Samsung have just announced an additional colour for their S9 handsets. You can already get the Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Lilac Purple, however there’s now a gold one too. In addition, a Titanium Grey model will be available exclusively to Carphone Warehouse and …

Honor 10 Flagship – The Launch

In all honesty we just couldn’t afford the train fare to London for this one as we’re prioritising the costs of our servers (we’re running a donation drive right now if you can help) and we’re properly gutted about it. Why? Well, Honor have been rocking the smartphone …

Watch the OnePlus event right here!

OnePlus recently put tickets on sale for their announcement of the highly awaited OnePlus 6 flagship in London. Tickets went fast though, and all 1000 sold out within hours. This left many people disappointed at missing out. However all is not lost, OnePlus are live-streaming the event and …