Category: Android

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 …

Honor 9A now available, complete with freebies .. but no Google Play

This is the all-new Honor 9A. It’s an entry-level smartphone but comes with some very decent specs, including Android 10, a 6.3″ 1600x720p screen, 3GB RAM, a 5000 mAh battery, a triple megapixel rear camera arrangement and 64GB of on-board storage that can be boosted with microSD storage. …

Cat Phones Announce the S42 Rugged smartphone

So, you want a hard-core phone that’ll easily cope with the rigours of daily life? You want the new “unbreakable” and rugged Cat S42. It’s just £229 and will be available to buy on July 20th. The S42 adds a long battery life, plus it’s drop proof and …

Doogee introduces the S88 Pro rugged phone

Meet the new, life-proof Doogee S88 Pro. This is a fully-featured smartphone which will easily fight off any daily drops or accidents. Its got a 10,000 mAh battery, unique LED lights, a triple camera and that IP68 protection. This means that you can dunk the phone into a …

Meet the new Oppo A72

Starting at a mere £219, this is the new Oppo A72 smartphone. For your money you get a 6.5″ 1080 x 2400 pixel 20:9 screen at 405ppi, Android 10, a Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 processor (octa-core up to 2.0GHz) plus either 4GB RAM / 128GB storage or 8GB …

Sky Mobile partners with Doro. We go up-close with the Doro 8050

We’ve longed covered the elderly-friendly Doro phones. They come with great features such as a friendly and easy-to-understand interface, a step-by-step setup guide and remote help via the MyDoro app. These phones aren’t just all about bigger text and louder sound, but they’ve also tuned audio frequencies for …

OnePlus Lite on the way?

OnePlus have recently given us two absolutely gorgeous phones in the shape of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, but not everyone wants to spend several hundred pounds on a phone. With technology advancing, a sub £250 phone can now give a very respectable performance and it’ll …

Honor 9A – Up close and personal. Is the App Gallery good enough?

A microUSB port, single-band (2.4GHz only) WiFi and a price-tag of just £129.99. This is entry-level, but (as usual for Honor / Huawei), it’s a beautiful design and seems to tick along relatively well on the MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core 2GHz CPU. It’s 9mm thick and comes with …

New more affordable OnePlus phones on the way

The recent OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are really good phones. We’ve given them stacks of coverage and you can pickup the base OnePlus 8 for £599, which the base OnePlus 8 Pro starts at £799 for an 8GB + 128GB model or £899 for the top-end …

Sony Xperia 10 II and Sony Xperia 1 II coming to giffgaff too

Both the “Mark II” versions, news of giffgaff carrying more Sony phones comes just after Sky Mobile added the Xperia 10 II too. The Xperia 10 II will be available to purchase at a “buy outright” price of just £319. You can also stick just the phone on …

Poco F2 Pro, goes live in the UK – sells out immediately

We’ve mentioned this phone a couple of times now. We’ve dubbed it the “flagship killer” due to the excellent specs and low cost. The UK version 8GB RAM, 256GB storage version and a rapid Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core CPU. There’s LiquidCool Technology (2.0) with a vapour chamber, multi-layered …

Sky Mobile offers up the Xperia 10 II and Xperia L4

Sitting on the O2 network, Sky Mobile are now ranging the new Sony Xperia 10 II and Sony Xperia L4. Prices start at £18 and £13 per month respectively if you’re OK with 2GB of data. You can bag the Xperia 10 II with 25GB of data for …

RedMagic 5G Eclipse Black with 12GB RAM. Not just China any more.

Want an ultra-powerful phone which will easily cope with even the most demanding gamers? Check out the RedMagic 5G. A phone with 6.65″ AMOLED screen operating at a mad 144Hz refresh, with 5G connectivity, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU and Active Liquid-Cooling which includes a Turbo Fan. …

Extra prize bundles up for grabs on VeryMe

If you’ve got a Vodafone plan, download the My Vodafone app. You can manage your bills, your account and you can get some freebies via the “VeryMe” Rewards feature. Right now they’ve added a load of prize draws. You just need to open the app and push a …