Category: Android

Say hello to the Samsung Galaxy A70

The fairly random “A range” of Samsung devices don’t usually get the same level of coverage as the Galaxy S handsets, so let’s take a look at the new Samsung Galaxy A70 which was announced yesterday. This one has a 6.7″ FHD+ (1080×2400) Super AMOLED Infinity display with …

Huawei P30 and P30 Pro – Deals and opinion

OK, so after the leaks we got a look at the P30 and the P30 Pro from Huawei here in Paris. As we expected, there’s a clever camera setup with a 10x zoom. The P30 Pro gets a Leica Quad Main Camera, whilst the P30 has a Leica …

Huawei announce P30 Series in Paris

Huawei have today announced the brand new P30 Series here in Paris and both devices come with a very impressive set of specifications. The headline of the two is of course the Huawei P30 Pro which takes mobile photogrophy to another level thanks to the improved four camera …

Samsung Galaxy S10 Range – Hands on

Right, if you’re at the end of a contract or thinking about buying an additional phone, the Galaxy S10 range could well be on your radar. We’ve covered all the Galaxy phones during Mobile World Congress, but I think it’s worth looking again at the hands-on overview we …

EE to take the Samsung Galaxy Fold

It’s not the Mate X. Not yet anyway, but EE have now picked up the Samsung Galaxy Fold and will be selling it here in the UK very soon. EE will have the network exclusive, while Samsung will be making the Fold available on the Samsung Online Shop …

Another leak, another peek. The Huawei P30

The launch is literally hours away now, but we’ve already had a really good look at the phone courtesy of the Huawei website itself. The particular page where the beans were spilled has now gone offline, but we know that there’s a Super Sensing Leica Quad Camera, a …

Want to know about the Huawei P30 Series? Well, here you are…

I’m a little confused by this one, because I’ve just spotted a whole load of stuff about the yet-to-be-announced Huawei P30 Series. It’s to be revealed at a very posh launch event in Paris on Tuesday next week (March 26th). Trouble is, Huawei themselves have already revealed the …

Get yourself a virtual personal trainer

Wanna get fit? Well, you could join a gym, but that can be pricey (I’m looking at you David Lloyd Leisure.. £100 a month!? Waahh??). So today marks the launch of, according to Kaia Health the “world’s first virtual personal trainer”. It uses unique motion tracking technology to …

Enjoy the full experience of Fortnite

If you’re a Fortnite fan, then you’ll probably be aware of a few things. First, the buzz around this game just doesn’t seem to fade. It’s still as popular as it always was and now, with the addition of Android and iPhone versions plus cross-platform multi-player, it’s taken …

A fun way to get your kids brushing properly.

Kids love sweets, so ensuring that they’re brushing their teeth regularly is key. You can’t always monitor this, so PlayBrush is a great way to create a solid dental cleaning routine. Instead of making brushing teeth a chore, the 2 minutes task can now be made fun thanks …

More time with the Mate X and 5G news

I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to get a little bit more hands-on time with the Huawei Mate X. I thought I would take some time to give you my initial thoughts. Before I dive into that first thoughts I must remind you that …

Amazing new Google Walking AR directions heading your way

I’ll be honest, this popped up the internet last month but we were a little busy with Mobile World Congress at the time. This, then, is what you can hopefully expect to see on your Google Maps in a few months time. Right now it’s only available to …

Samsung OneUI Impressions

Whilst most people concentrate on the hardware side of a smartphone with their key set of specifications and unique selling points, the software experience fen be just as important as that is the part you use to control everything on your phone. Samsung had a rough couple of …

Bored on your commute?

My journey to work has got longer recently. This, I’ll confess, perhaps wasn’t my best career decision in terms of time away from the family. Luckily, thanks to the mobile tech we now carry around in our pockets, train journeys in particular can pass by quite quickly. I …

Android Q Beta has landed

With Google I/O not far away now, it’s the time of year where Android fans get to try out the latest update. It’s also the time to start the naming guessing game! Today the first version of Android Q has been made available for Pixel owners to download …

Three roll out their own Brexit bus

OOoohh… bit dangerous this. Driving a bus round with promises written on the side. How much do we believe that ? :) So, whilst Parliament goes into a full-on meltdown about a Brexit which nobody can agree on, Three have driven up and down the road outside to …

We’re all over your social media… plus, PODCAST NEWS!

Apparently people quite like this whole Facebook thing, so do join us on our official Coolsmartphone page. You can join in, share and follow all our news stories, reviews and tips on your social media feed. It’s great! Come on, join the fun! Don’t forget that we’re all …

Stricter rules for smartphone gambling introduced

It’s that time of year again when the Cheltenham Festival comes to town. This, like the Grand National, marks the time when people will be tempted to take a cheeky flutter on the horses. Indeed, if you’re using an Android phone, you’ll have no doubt seen an uptick …

Dell Chromebook 11″ 2-in-1 – Review

I have always liked Chromebooks, as they offer a lot of computing power and bang for your cash. Dell has been making these laptops for while, and in this latest iteration of the Chromebook 11″ they have taken the skills they have learned from the enterprise range and …