Category: Android

The Mi 10T Series and the Mi Watch – UK availability info

So, you knew all about these phones because we’ve covered them a short while ago. That’s why you read Coolsmartphone hopefully 🙂 For full details of each phone mentioned in the earlier video launch are available below… The Mi 10T The Mi 10T Pro The Mi 10T Lite …

Xiaomi Live – UK Details on the Mi 10T series

At 2PM (UK time) today we’ll be getting a mad sense of déjà vu as we watch the second Mi 10T Series launch event (remember the earlier one last month?) Today we’re expecting a lot more UK-centric detail, including pricing and availability plus extra specs. You’ll probably know …

Imagine being on lockdown 20 years ago!

Although our lives are becoming distinctly less mobile right now, our mobile phones are playing an incredibly critical part of life. Imagine, if you will, the coronavirus pandemic hitting us 20 years ago. It’s a sunny morning in the year 2000. You’ve got yourself the classic Nokia 3310 …

Lockdown success for developers

As we’ve seen in the UK, now we’re seeing it in the US too. The lockdowns, the COVID-19 restrictions, the closure of many pubs, bars, nightclubs and other social venues – it’s changed our habits. We’re now spending more time indoors and, although we’re using social media more …

Huawei P smart 2021 Arriving in the UK on Thursday

No Google services here, but the Huawei P smart 2021 will be arriving here in the UK for a mere £199 and – as we’ve mentioned before – there are ways to get your favourite apps onto Honor and Huawei phones that don’t have Google Play. This phone …

Honor Watch ES – Review

So its that time again where we put a device under the microscope to find out if it is any good. This time around it is the turn of the Honor Watch ES. I want to get one thing out of the way first though. Even though this …

Get the Google Pixel 5

The all new Pixel 5 is already out of stock on the official Google Store. It’s selling for £599, or you can pay Google £24.96 per month to buy it (0% APR for 24 months) and then whack a SIM-only card in. The phone has been getting rave …

Huawei prep for Mate 40 Series launch

Well, we know it won’t have the Google Play services. We know there’ll be no YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps or Google Play, but we’ve detailed ways around it and it’s definitely not slowing Huawei down. With rumours swirling about a possible sell-off of sub-brand Honor, Huawei are also …

5G Oppo Reno4 handsets available widely in the UK

Well, we’ve already mentioned that Virgin Mobile have the Reno4 Pro on sale, but you can now get your hands on the latest 5G Oppo handsets from EE, O2, Carphone Warehouse, Amazon and Vodafone too SIM-free, you can pick up the Reno4 Z for £329, the Reno4 for …

Oppo A53 lands in the UK. Cheap as chips.

Smashing hard into the budget category, the Oppo A53 should be available on Carphone Warehouse (in a lovely Mint Cream and Black) or, in just Black, on Amazon, AO, Very and – a little later this month – on O2, EE and Virgin Media. The handset has a …

Nokia 2.4 now available here in the UK

For a mere £99.99, this is the Nokia 2.4. The guys at HMD Global had a big James Bond tie-in with this, and this was meant to be launched alongside the film, however the movie has now been delayed a second time because of coronavirus. No matter though, …

OnePlus 8T Video Overview

If the full OnePlus 8T review and cases overview wasn’t enough for you, I’ve now got a video too! Despite my best efforts, the colour-changing nature of the outer paintwork on the phone didn’t really show through on the original pictures, so this video hopefully shows things a …

OnePlus 8T – Review

Sit this next to the OnePlus 8 Pro and you’ll notice some obvious differences. First, the screen is a nudge smaller – the 6.78″ AMOLED rounded-edge unit on the Pro (3168 x 1440 pixels @ 513 ppi and 19.8:9) has been switched for a 6.55″ AMOLED flat screen …

NHS COVID-19 App updated. Ghost message workaround issued.

A few weeks ago I received a pop-up message on the NHS COVID-19 app saying that I’d been “exposed” to COVID-19. However, if you click on the message it simply vanishes… It seemed to relate to me switching Bluetooth on and off, but for many people they were …

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Unveiled

Available here in the UK on November 6th for a mere £349, this is the new Galaxy A42 5G. It’s got 4GB of RAM, 128GB of on-board storage (plus more via the microSD slot), a fast-charging (15W) 5,000 mAh battery and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750 5G 2.2GHz CPU. …

Watch the OnePlus 8T Launch Live.

The OnePlus 8T then. We know it’s got a shiny rear-end, we know it has a 120Hz flat screen which has earned an A+ overall rating from DisplayMate and we know it looks like this… On Wednesday you’ll be able to watch the phone getting unveiled.. It's almost …

Honor 20e Review – This is a whole lot different

We’ve looked at a number of Honor devices lately. The Honor 9X and the Honor 9A– both very good phones considering how cheap they are. However, those phones lack the Google Services. So no Google Play. No Google Maps, YouTube, Gmail and so on. This is because the …

VPNs Come of age – Why you need to consider getting one

Gone are the days when a “VPN” used to be something that only tech-savvy people would know about and want. Now you’ll find that VPNs are advertised on TV. A “VPN” stands for “Virtual Private Network”. Sat in a cafe, connected to the free WiFi, you can never …

5 Smartphones you can use in 2020 for Forex trading

It is simply amazing if you think about just how much one can accomplish using a smartphone or tablet for that matter. When you look back at how technology has shaped today’s world, it is crystal clear that things are only getting better. The milestones being witnessed in …

Nokia 8.3 5G now on giffgaff

The Nokia 8.3 5G, which we covered here, is now available to buy on giffgaff. Now, as giffgaff split the cost of the handset and the plan (or “Goodybag”), you can get the phone for £499 if you want to buy it outright, or you can pay for ut …

Oppo price drops for Prime Day

If you’ve got Amazon Prime, there’s no doubt that you’ll be getting ready for Amazon Prime Day, which .. ermm… is actually on two days (October 13th and 14th). This year, Oppo have reduced prices on a range of their phones, and the deals are as follows… First, …

Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro now up for pre-order. Incredibly cheap too

As part of BBK Electronics, Realme was actually founded a couple of years ago by a former vice president of Oppo. However, under the BBK Electronics umbrella, they’re certainly in good company – the company also has the Oppo, OnePlus and Vivo brands too. Now, a couple of …

Honor Watch ES – Unboxing

Its time for another unboxing and this time around it is a Fitness Band/Smartwatch – the Honor Watch ES. The reason I say that this fits into both the camps of wearables is that I feel it’s a crossover device. At least, that is my first impressions of …

Camera Go comes to the Nokia 1.3

The lower-end Android devices tend to run Android Go. It’s a speedy version of the OS which is built for smartphones with less memory (2GB or below). A range of nimble apps like Gallery Go, Google Go, YouTube Go, Maps Go and so on – they’re built to …

Oppo Reno4 Pro now available with Virgin Media

Currently sitting on the EE network (but soon to switch across to Vodafone masts), Virgin Media are going great guns at the moment. They’re now offering the Oppo Reno4 Pro from just £28 a month. Not only that, but you get a free pair of B&O H4 Headphones …

Samsung slips out the Galaxy M11

Samsung isn’t afraid to get involved in the entry-level arena either, and for just £149 this is the new Galaxy M11 handset. In terms of specifications you’re looking at a 6.4″ 720X1560 HD+ TFT Infinity-O Display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core (1.8GHz) CPU and a 5000mAh battery with …

Fantastic new casino app from Novibet

Ever since it made its entry into the gambling industry, Novibet Casino has continued to offer its customers an excellent casino experience. It’s a premium gambling platform with a big following which is well known throughout the UK, with Novibet being amongst the top recommended casino apps for …

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE now available on Vodafone and VOXI

Get either the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G or Samsung Galaxy S20 FE from VOXI or Vodafone before October 28th and you can grab either a three-month Gamepass Ultimate pass and MOGA XP5-X+ Game Controller or a Samsung Galaxy Fit2. You can pick up the Samsung Galaxy S20 …

Announced – The new Oppo Reno4 5G range

You can enter quite a weird and confusing world when you talk about Oppo. They have a relationship with OnePlus, and indeed we mentioned how similar the OnePlus Nord was to the Oppo Find X2 Lite. Head to the OnePlus Wikipedia page and it states.. OnePlus Technology is …

Mi Watch – All you need to know.

Not content with dropping three new phones on us today, Xiaomi have delivered a watch too. It’s going to cost just €99 (which is about £90 if you convert it) and only needs charging twice a month via a magnetic connection. This is for fitness fans, and packs …

Mi 10T Lite – All you need to know.

OK, so this is the baby of the bunch. The CPU isn’t the super-quick Snapdragon 865, but you do get the 5G Snapdragon 750G. The screen isn’t quite the super-silky 144Hz one we’ve seen on the Mi 10T Pro or the Mi 10T but hey, we’ve still got …

Mi 10T – All you need to know.

Next up, and the “middle” of the three Mi 10T phones announced today, it’s the Mi 10T itself. This will sell for €449. That works out at around £410 but to be honest, considering the specs and performance of this thing, I don’t think it’d matter if it …

Mi 10T Pro – All you need to know.

OK Xiaomi. What you got for us? A flagship phone you say? OK. It certainly looks nice, but gimme the specs. A 108 megapixel AI camera? Well, that’s clearly mad. Hi-res and then some. A 13 megapixel wide-angle lens, a 5 megapixel macro lens and a 20 megapixel …

The big Mi 10T Series launch. Tune in LIVE!

OK, you know the deal by now. A global pandemic means we’re not running round the globe attending smartphone launch events. No cheesy things on sticks, no train rides, no pushing to get that ideal photo, no free drink and sadly, no free drink. Wait, did I say …

DOOGEE Announce the N30 and S40 Pro

These are firmly in the entry-level camp, but come with Android 10 and are bonkers cheap. There’s two of them – the DOOGEE N30 and S40Pro. Basically one if rugged (the S40 Pro) and one is not one (the N30). The N30 is available from AliExpress for £133.74/$166.65 ($99.99 October …

No international radio for you, UK TuneIn listeners

It’s something that we can’t find any mention of on the TuneIn website but, in a recent licensing battle between Sony Music and TuneIn, the result has been a complete removal of international stations for UK TuneIn users. A High Court battle against TuneIn from Sony and Warner …

Motorola Razr 5G – Pricing from Vodafone now available

So, we knew that the Motorola Razr 5G was coming to Vodafone but now we’ve got all the pricing. This is a rather cool flip-smartphone with a gapless closure system, even though it is a little pricey to buy outright. Unfolded the phone has a 6.2″ P-OLED screen …

Umidigi A9 Pro – Coming soon with crazy price in tow

OK, so you’ve probably not heard of the brand (they’ve been in business for 9 years) unless you’re in China, but you’ll be able to buy this from AliExpress on October 16th and get the global version shipped to you. Let me tell you the specs first. A …

5 Essential tips to safeguard your mobile phone digital security

The potential for a cybercriminal to hack your phone or tablet has continuously grown over the years, and now? It’s even more of a concern. Nowadays, hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated in how they hack devices. There are countless hacking software options online available for free, …