Category: Android

Vodafone now offering the Motorola Moto G 5G Plus too

Packing a Snapdragon 765 5G CPU and a 6.7″ 21:9 1080 x 2520 pixel screen (409 ppi, HDR and 90Hz refresh), this is the Motorola Moto G 5G Plus. After popping up on giffgaff it’s now coming to Vodafone too. You can buy one right here with 128GB …

Samsung Summer Offers are on!

Today Samsung have added a whole range of discounts and offers to their website. Offers include 15% off all Galaxy products, including smartphones, tablets and wearables. All you need to do is whack in the code SUMMER15, but it’s for this weekend only, so you have to be …

Meet the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel

Packing the rapid Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU, 5G connectivity and an Adren 650 GPU; this is the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel. Yes, long name. Weird name some would say, but they’ve gone all-in on the gaming angle. Powered by Android 10, this has dual front-faving stereo speakers, a …

The OnePlus Nord Pop-up details

OK, I’ve shown you all around the OnePlus Nord and we’ve taken a look at the cases that are available too. Not only that, but we then found a way to get one for a mere £349. Indeed, that Amazon deal has helped it get the top spot …

OnePlus Nord. Now EVEN cheaper!

The OnePlus Nord is already crazy cheap at £379 (for the 128GB / 8GB version) but, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can get an additional £30 off the price! This reduces the price down to £349, making the phone … err… bonkers cheap. Head to the …

Galaxy Unpacked – August 5th. It’s all going to be very different

A lot has changed over the last few months. The high street, as we’ve known it for many years, had already suffered at the hands of out-of-town shopping malls and internet shopping. However, when the coronavirus hit, those who’d never shopped online started doing so, and now it’s …

The Snapdragon 765 / 765G. Driving down smartphone prices.

I mean, we knew some bits about the OnePlus Nord before this event. But the price they just announced? Bejesus. That’s an insanely cheap price. The 8GB / 128GB OnePlus Nord is £379. The 12GB / 256GB OnePlus Nord is £469. Yesterday we looked an another Snapdragon 765 …

OnePlus Buds. Hands on!

These have a passing resemblance to the new Google Pixel Buds (which cost £179) but they’re £100 less at just £79 from the OnePlus website. I’ve given these a try and they give a very similar sound quality to the Honor Magic Earbuds, but there’s no active noise …

The OnePlus Nord. Hands on and unboxing!

This is the one we’ve all been waiting for, and the handset that could potentially start turning the smartphone world on it’s head. This is a phone which is affordable but carries a lot of the tech and specs you’ll normally see in those crazy-expensive £1,000+ phones. This, …

OnePlus Nord – The launch, LIVE.

At 3PM UK time today (4PM CET), OnePlus will unveil the OnePlus Nord. It’ll form part of the world’s first AR smartphone launch, which we covered a couple of weeks back. To be part of the launch, you can either grab the OnePlus Nord Android AR App or …

Exclusive gaming gift packages for the Honor 9A owners

If you’re looking for a well-priced phone, the Honor 9A is probably on your list to look at. It’s priced at just £129.99 right now and that includes a 5000mAh battery, 6.3″ 1600×720 pixel screen, 3GB RAM, 64GB storage and triple rear cameras. That’s already good value for …

Motorola G 5G Plus comes to giffgaff

With giffgaff working on 5G (they operate on O2 masts), they’ve today announced that the Motorola G 5G Plus will be available shortly on their network. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765-powered smartphone runs Android 10 and has a 6.7″ 1080 x 2520 pixel screen (21:9 ratio at 409 ppi) …

New connected laptops coming to EE

It’s certainly been a while since a network got in touch to tell us about a new laptop they’re ranging. EE are taking the Windows-powered Lenovo Yoga C640 4G laptop. It’s the first in a range of connected laptops available on EE and, if you choose one of …

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G. Now in red exclusively with Voda

Want the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G but you want it in red? Easy fix, my friend, just get some red paint and… Nah, maybe not. Perhaps the best way is to go to Vodafone. They’ve got the phone exclusively available in Aura Red and, if you get it …

Mi Smart Band 5 sells out quick. More stock now added.

Well, they went fast! The newly announced Mi Smart Band 5 sold out here in the UK in less than half an hour yesterday. The guys from Xiaomi are getting additional stock as we speak and should have them available on their website here as soon as I …

Importance of Artificial Intelligence in gaming

Many online games – whether they’re racing car games, first-person shooters, or strategy games – have various parts controlled by AI. As an example, the enemy bots, enemy characters or vehicles that move around your game. The main reason for using AI in gaming is to deliver a …

OnePlus Nord. Missed the pre-orders? Don’t worry…

Remember the OnePlus Nord pre-orders? Well, they’ve all gone now. You had to be really quick to get one of these new aggressively-priced phones, but if you missed out – don’t worry. On Tuesday you’ll see the OnePlus Nord in the flesh and, if you want one ahead …

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro – Now super-cheap!

We liked the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro. We really did. You can read all the parts of the Mi Pro 8 review here and you may remember me telling everyone just to go ahead and buy the thing immediately. When it was launched this cost £499. For that, …

Announced – The Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic

Wireless headphones are definitely appearing in the Coolsmartphone offices more and more of late. Now it’s the turn of Xiaomi, who have developed their £49.99 Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic Bluetooth ones. One full charge will deliver 5 hours of tune, then you can recharge it from …

Announced – The Mi Smart Band 5

We’ve seen a lot of kit from Xiaomi of late. There’s no sign of that stopping, and today they launched even more kit. This is the new fitness tracker / smart band, the Mi Smart Band 5. It’ll be launched soon here in Europe and gets a 1.1″ …

5G Means no limits

Technology has always played a big role when it comes to the developments in the online games industry. The online gaming sector has come a long way since it appeared in the 1990s. Back then, online casino games can only be played on computers. Then rose the mobile …

Xiaomi Product Launch – Watch Live

We’re now becoming familiar with virtual launches. There’s a lot less travelling for us, but it means you guys get to see everything at the very same time as us. Today it’s the turn of Xiaomi, or “Mi” as you may also know them. We’re not expecting any …

The real Huawei. Behind the scenes of their massive Chinese HQ.

The UK have been bullied and pushed into removing Huawei kit from mobile and data networks. Some call it a deeply political decision, with an American trade deal up for grabs and a massively successful Chinese company holding the number two spot in smartphone sales. The big U-turn …

Huawei adds warnings about the lack of Google Play

Thinking of getting yourself the brilliant Huawei P40 Pro, the Huawei P40, the Honor 9A or the Honor 9X Pro ? They’re all brilliant (have a nose at our Honor 9X Pro review here), but they all lack the Google Mobile Services. No YouTube app, no Google Maps …

OnePlus Buds. More info and a sneaky look.

Those new OnePlus Buds are on the way and today we get a bit more information courtesy of Pete Lau himself. Along with a sneak peek of the Buds, there’s also a few more details too. Performance at a “reasonable price” is promised, along with a super-comfortable design …

OnePlus Buds on the way

No wires and, we assume – something to compete against the Apple AirPods here. OnePlus tell us that we can.. See our first truly wireless earphones July 21 We’re going to see these launched at the same time as the OnePlus Nord – July 21st. The company are …

Best Twitter video downloading apps

Despite the sometimes questionable tweets, I do enjoy using Twitter. You get to see breaking and first-hand news, plus the varying points of view from around the world. I’ve been on Twitter for years now, and it’s sometimes been my “safe zone” from the Facebook madness. Not only …

Free Fortnite emote for OnePlus owners!

Got yourself a OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, 5T, 6, 6T, 6T McLaren, 7, 7 Pro, 7 Pro 5G, 7T, 7T Pro, 7T Pro 5G McLaren, 8 or 8 Pro? Well, if you’re into your Fortnite, I’ve got some good news. Right now, in fact as of about 40 …

Another OnePlus Nord leak

The might @evleakshas just dropped some renders of the upcoming OnePlus Nord. These seem to match the brief glimpse we got in a previous leak. The reveal seems to confirm a quad-camera setup and that dual hole-punch selfie camera setup we saw earlier. In addition to all that, …

Motorola G 5G Plus appears. Hello again Moto.

You want 5G but you don’t want to be shelling out a load of cash. This, then, is where the Moto G 5G Plus comes in. It’s jut popped up here on the Motorola website. Running Android 10 you get either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and either …

OnePlus Nord on the way. Another “New Beginnings” video online

The second episode of the OnePlus Nord / “New Beginnings” series is now online. They’re really big in India and this video concentrates on that success. If there’s one thing I can hear from these videos it’s the fact that OnePlus really listen to their customers. Focus groups, …

Did the OnePlus Nord just pop out?

Leaks-a-go-go over the weekend, with the OnePlus Nord apparently due to get a dual selfie camera and a very tall and thing aspect ratio. Several tweets picked out this particular image from the OnePlus Nord Amazon India store… The OnePlus Nord looks to be hitting the “Why do …

Oppo A72 now available on Virgin Media

Remember the Oppo A72? Well, Virgin Media are now selling it with prices starting at just £13 per month. For the data-hungry, you can get a whacking 100GB for just £18 per month. No upfront costs on theres and you can get the phone in either black or …

OnePlus 8 Pro wins Best Smartphone

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are amazing phones. The Pro is £52 per month with a £29 upfront cost on Three with 4GB of monthly data or you can get the 128GB storage version for £795.66 from Amazon if you want to buy outright. For that …