Category: Android

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review

Introduction The Mate 20 Pro has to be the highest-spec phone I have used to date, with its new Kirin 980 7nm processor, 6GB RAM, a huge Quad HD display, massive battery…and the triple camera on the back. The Mate 20 Pro really does scream top end specs. …

New “Hey Duggee” Spooky Badge released in time for Halloween

Got kids? You’ll probably be aware of the CBeebies show – Hey Duggee. Whether you’ve got kids or not, you’ll have probably seen this clip, which is all you’ll ever need to know about the app.. The show is available in over 150 territories, and there’s been over …

OnePlus 6T Pricing and specs leaked

You’ve not got long to wait until the new OnePlus 6T arrives here in the UK. A launch even is just days away (October 29th) but there’s a few leaks that have already popped up on the t’interwebs. stadt-bremerhaven.de have spotted a link posted briefly on Otto.de. The …

Xiaomi lands in the UK with something special. Meet the Mi MIX 3.

Xiaomi today unveiled the Mi Mix 3 — the third iteration of a bezel-less designed phone, kicking the notch display into touch. Wait.. Xiaomi? Don’t know them? Well, you might not be overly familiar with them yet, but they’re the world’s fourth largest smartphone brand and they are …

AV Android apps are more than just virus blockers

There was a time where there was an air of annoyance if a smartphone entered our office with an anti-virus solution on it. “Oh, that’s pointless. Who’s going to install something outside of Google Play?” Traditionally your Android phone would be infected it you went off and side-loaded …

The HTC Exodus. Early access versions now available.. but…

I’m a normal guy. Well, I tell myself that anyway. So, the moment someone mentions paying for something using Bitcoin or Ethereum my eyes glaze over. I’ve got a debit card. I’m also a guy who used to really enjoy seeing HTC kit getting announced. HTC were everywhere …

OnePlus expected to launch 5G device in 2019

The co-founder of OnePlus has announced the company will be one of the first to launch a 5G smartphone. Consumers attending a recent Qualcomm conference were given the news by Carl Pei, who stated.. As OnePlus is at the forefront of technology and innovation, we hope to continue …

Why every business needs to go all-in on smartphones

We’ve mentioned it before, and it’s something that hit me even more strongly whilst watching a recent TV show. They were discussing how businesses now get more complaints than they ever did before smartphones. The reason? We now have instant access. In years past, if you had a …

Huawei Mate 20 Pro – The unboxing

As this is Coolsmartphone, we haven’t rolled out our Huawei Mate 20 Pro review just yet because we like to review things in-depth. As is usual, we’ve put our main SIM into the device and we’re using it as our main phone, just as you guys would. However, …

Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Release Date, Price and Specifications

What do you get when you pick the best smartphone specs on offer today, bundle them into a single handset, and top it off with a beautiful design? Answer: Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The new flagship device from the Chinese smartphone giant is outrageously impressive and has definitely …

A week with the Honor 8X. Day 4 – The GUI

I had a think about this bit. I figured I could put a huge stack of images in and maybe write a load of text about how it all works… or, I could just do a video. It’s what the kids are doing now isn’t it eh? Perhaps …

OnePlus 6T is coming to Vodafone

We’re still waiting for the launch of the 6T but Vodafone have just emailed and confirmed that they’ll be carrying the handset. To be announced on October 30th, the handset will appear via a livestream at 3PM and full availability is apparently going to be from November 6th. …

A week with the Honor 8X. Day 3 – Strava and battery life!

I’ve performed a couple of tests today with the Honor 8X. The first is to check Strava. It’s an app I use a lot to track my exercise and, as you might know, I’ve had some issues with it working properly on Honor / Huawei kit. From what …

Roav Viva by Anker – Review

The Roav Viva from Anker is a Bluetooth enabled smart speaker charger that would charge for car accessories such as mobile phone or tablet whilst you are out and about but it will also allow you to utilise the power of Amazon Alexa for search. The actual unit …

A week with the Honor 8X – Day 2. The camera.

Today I’ve been taking photos. I left the AI mode on for a lot of the images you’re about to see and, as it’s a dark and windy Autumnal day, there wasn’t a great deal of light to help. That AI system will magically take a look down …

Vodafone and Sky Mobile to take the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

If you want to see more about the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro, look no further than our video hands-on.. It’ll be on sale on October 26th, but you can pre-order it already. First of all, Sky Mobile (who use O2 masts) have announced prices, which start at …