Category: MWC 2018

Wait a minute, that might be the LG G7 after all

During Mobile World Congress the LG G7 appeared on the LG stand in Barcelona. After this we heard that it was actually an early iteration of the device, and another device would probably take the LG G7 name. However, Evan Blass (leaker extraordinaire) has now changed his mind …

#MWC18 – Cellhire mobile data and Mifi hire

So this is going to be my last #MWC18 related article. However, it is one that has been very important. Why? Well, we were actually able to deliver the content thanks to this very gadget. Oh, and we were on a boat. A boat. We needed a solution …

#MWC18 – Well, that was a busy one

Each February, the mobile community comes together in Barcelona to show off their latest creations. From across the globe they come, to do deals, trade business cards and launch new smartphones, new accessories, new ideas. Covering it all is no easy task, and I want to personally thank …

#MWC18 – 3mk Screen Protectors

This was a meeting that we arranged to see what this unknown (to us) company was all about. In the end I was extremely glad that we went along to see them as they do some really cool gear. What we are looking at here is my Mate …

#MWC18 – Hands-on with the Hisense Infinity H11 Pro

Last year here at Mobile World Congress we saw the Hisense Rock and the Hisense A2 with its dual-screen arrangement. The latter was pretty interesting because the eInk rear panel meant that you could read books or place an image on the rear side without it nailing your …

#MWC18 – Meet the biggest smartphone in the world.

On Monday we stumbled upon these really tiny phones that plugged straight into your ear. They were one step away from plugging directly into your brain, and were the size of a regular Bluetooth hands-free device. Now we’ve found the complete opposite – a simply massive smartphone. This …

#MWC18 – LG G7 somehow appears on their stand

You’ve really got to wonder how this happened. Was there a conversation with LG staff before the event? “Hey guys, shall we put this un-released LG G7 on show?” “Yeah, that’s a great idea. We’ve not had the launch event yet but we can get a display space …

#MWC18 – The Coolsmartphone Mobile World Congress HQ

The story so far then, and I’ll try to keep this brief. Coolsmartphone has been hanging around these internetz for over 15 years now and, for the last 8 years, we’ve been lucky enough be on site to cover the Mobile World Congress here in Barcelona. As an …

#MWC18 – Hands-on with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

This is another very impressive handset from Xiaomi. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is very new, appearing only this month, so a lot of visitors were trying to get hold of the phones which were being displayed here in Barcelona. The Note 5 Pro has a 5.99″ 1020 …

#MWC18 – Hands on with the Mi MIX 2

Whilst most of you guys will no doubt upgrade through a network, there’s a dedicated hard-core who will go out an import their own handset instead. OK, perhaps “import” is a bit strong. You’re basically buying it off a website, and they’ll then ship it to you from …

#MWC18 – Energous. Wireless charging from a distance

Wireless charging is great and, although it has been a staple of many Android phones for a few years now, it is very much a new thing for iPhone users. As a side affect from this, a lot more companies are showing interest in the tech now. As …

#MWC18 -Huawei push their AI tech further …. into a car!!

We all know that the dawn of self-driving cars is rapidly approaching, Tesla is pushing the boundaries every day. I have driven the new Nissan Leaf with Pro-Pilot and my standard battlecruiser (aka VW Passat Estate) has got the basics of it in the form of auto cruise …

#MWC18 – Vodafone announce 4G coverage… on the MOON

Yes, the moon. The actual moon. Methinks they’re going to need a bigger coverage map. They’ll be using “Ultra Compact Network” kit, the lightest ever developed. It weighs less than a bag of sugar. In a partnership with Nokia, the Vodafone 4G network will enable the first live-streaming …

#MWC18 – A look at that NOA N10 iPhone X lookalike

No prizes for guessing what this handset reminds you of design-wise. It is, to be honest, the second handset with a “notch” that I saw in the very same hall, and some manufacturers aren’t afraid if taking “design ideas” from Apple. On the NOA stand it was the …

#MWC18 – Come on PanzerGlass, give it a PROPER whack!

On Monday we saw the guys from PanzerGlass hammering their own screen protectors to prove how well they protect your phone. Now, truth is that they do break sometimes, and they’re designed to do that if there’s a really, really hard impact. After all, it’s better to have …

#MWC18 – Something totally different. Hanmac hand-crafted phones.

The lengthy walk around the the halls started to make me a bit snow-blind this afternoon. In Hall 6 there was the usual mass of Chinese OEM’s offering their endless handsets. It was a positive sea of slabs, and it’s simply impossible to catalogue the entire lot. It …

#MWC18 – ZTE Axon M hands on demo

It has been a while since we have seen an Android phone that is innovative, it is about time that someone dares to be different. Well ZTE has stepped up to the plate in the form of the ZTE Axon M which was being shown here at #MWC2018. …

#MWC18 – The key Samsung Galaxy S9 features

When this handset arrives in store and sits next to the existing Galaxy S8, if we’re honest, you won’t be able to see a huge amount of difference. In all honesty, like when the iPhone 8 replaced the iPhone 7, that’s no bad thing. The design is proven, …