Category: Reviews

TCL R20 5G – Review

  Who are TCL? I can hear you ask, Well, don’t worry too much. TCL were behind the BlackBerry rebirth and you may have seen some of their Alcatel phones in the past,  it is a fast-growing consumer electronics company and leading player in the global TV industry. …

OnePlus Nord 2 5G – Review

OnePlus is a bit of a mystery as of late they seem to be trying to fight in both the upper-end flagship camp and in the Flagship killer mid-tier segment. The latest salvo in the mid-tier battle is the OnePlus Nord 2 5G and I have had the …

Xplora XMOVE review

More of a affordable activity tracker, than a smartwatch.  Good Points :  Low Price. Amazing Battery Life. Waterproof design. Instant messaging and reminder alerts. Lightweight and slim. Good array of health sensors. Easy setup. Bad points : No GPS. Screen dim in direct sunlight. No link to Google …

Realme GT 5G – Review

Is there a new “flagship killer” on the block?   That is the question that is being posed in the review of the latest phone from Realme the Realme GT 5G. I have been able to use one for the past few days, and I will try to …

Realme GT 5G in the building

I have arrived home to find a Black box on my desk emblazoned with Realme branding!! Inside something is exciting lurking and it is the Realme GT 5G. I have been eagerly waiting for this device since I tested the Realme 8 Pro and had a brief hand-on …

Game Sir X2 Bluetooth Controller -Review

Good Points :- Good tactile feel to buttons. USB type-C charging. Extends to different phone sizes. Seamlessly works with all controller supported Apple Arcade and MFI games. Price. Good build quality. Included carry case. Good Battery Life. Bad Points;- Size a little cramped for large hands. Switching Bluetooth …

We have the Realme 8 family let’s unbox them

We have the full Realme 8 family in the house here at Coolsmartphone towers. We have had the Realme 8 Pro for a while and it was a great mid-ranger as you see from its review. It is now time to have a look at the Realme 8 …

OnePlus 9 5G – Review

I have reviewed the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G and I was left feeling a little bit uneasy as I had a distinct impression that OnePlus had lost its direction slightly. I have now been able to spend a good amount of time with the OnePlus 9 5G. During …

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G review – Should you believe the Hype?

Time to get this new phone under the microscope and this time it is a biggy it is the new OnePlus 9 Pro 5G. This is a phone I have been looking forward to using a lot since I started to see the rumours appearing on various sites. …

Realme 8 Pro – Review

A mid-ranger phone with a flagship camera sensor does it work as an alternative to a high-end alternative?This is the question I am going to attempt to answer during the review of the Realme 8 Pro. So for those of you who have not heard of Realme before …

Speck Cases – Review

Have you bought a new phone recently? Did it cost you a small fortune? Are you handling like you would handle a baby? If you can answer all three of these questions then I would recommend that you read this article as I like you have just bought …

XtremeSkins X30 and Skins for Galaxy S21 Ultra – Review

New phones are great but you want to keep them clean and shiny for as long as you can after you take them out of the box especially when you are spending the amount of money that the latest flagships like the Galaxy S21 Ultra demands.Well, the good …

Huawei Mate 40 Pro – Review

Can I use an Android device without Google services for my daily driver and does having an awesome camera makeup for the lack of services? These are the two real questions that I have been trying to answer over the past few weeks in my usage of the …

BingoFit Smartwatch – Review

I’ll be honest, the lovely people at BingoFit Smartwatches sent me through a review unit of this BingoFit smartwatch some months ago but the entire cancer diagnosis has meant that the review has been delayed somewhat. It’s selling, right now, for just £22.31. Yes, a smartwatch, with app …

Super-G Powerbank – Review

Some three years ago I took a tour to the far-reaches of the Mobile World Congress. Back in Hall 8 we stumbled across something called “graphene” and didn’t really know a great deal about it. Now, though, we have a high-quality portable charger with a graphene composite battery …

OPPO Enco X Headphones – Review

Selling right now on Amazon for £169, these are the OPPO Enco X True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earphones. Available in black or white, they have an “up to” 25 hour battery life and they’re IP54 dust and water resistant. They’ve been created with a company called Dynaudio but …

Syncwire iPhone USB Car Charger – Review

Available on the Syncwire website for £11.99, this is the Syncwire iPhone USB Car Charger. As you’ll no doubt have noticed, this also has a second output so that you can plug in an additional device. Perhaps a dashcam, an additional phone, a Bluetooth speaker or tablet. Here’s …

KIKR S1 – 2-in-1 Phone / Tablet Holder – Review

It might sound like something quite simple, but merely propping your phone up on something is always a bit of a pain. On a train, at your desk, at home, you might find that you’re using a chair, a pillow, a bottle or some other random object to …

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro – Review

My first impressions on this one definitely surrounded the size of the phone. It’s quite a weighty and large device at 218 grams and 9.3mm thick. Compare that to the 199g weight and 8.5mm thickness of something like the OnePlus 8 Pro. Sure, the extra 19 grams might …

Huawei Mate 40 Pro – First Impressions

Normally I would do an unboxing on a newly received phone, however this time around I am going to skip the unboxing as most reviewers have done that for me. What I am going to do is give you a bit of a rundown of my experience over …

Vivo X51 5G – Review

This one has taken me by surprise. It’s a phone from – in the UK at least – a relatively unknown manufacturer and it’s £749. That’s a lot to spend on a brand you may not be familiar with, and you’ll need to be looking at places like …

BlitzWolf BW-TS1 Tablet / Phone Flexible Holder – Review

If you’re looking for a quick, flexible and easy way to mount your iPad, tablet or smartphone, this could be just the thing. It’s available on Amazon for £28.99 as I type or on AliExpress for £24.99. It’s great for fitting onto kitchen worktops, but also works on …

70mai Jump Starter – Review

How’s about a portable charger that’s got so much capacity that it can also start your car? That’s what we’ve got right here. Available on Amazon, Lighinthebox, dx.com or Grandado at around £53, this has an 11000mAh battery which will charge your phone multiple times without breaking a …

Honor MagicBook Pro – Review

So the time has come to try and get my head around the Honor MagicBook Pro laptop review. I have already done a long piece on the hardware which can be found in my unboxing post. That is well worth a read as it will give you an …

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 …

OnePlus 8T – The cases

Following on from our OnePlus 8T review, we’re going to have a look at a couple of the cases you can buy. First though, what about the one you get free in the box? Well, all I’ll say is – put it on. It’s see-through, flexible and it’ll …

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 …

blurams Outdoor Pro Security Camera – Review and HUGE discount!

Alright people, this is the blurams Outdoor Pro. It’s more than just a security camera. This is a web-accessible, app-accessible camera with deterrent alarm, two-way audio, excellent night vision (believe me!) and facial recognition. Wait, facial recognition? Yes indeed. When you take this one out of the box …

TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 Wireless Stereo Earbuds – Review

Wireless headphones can cost quite a bit of cash. Indeed, if you go with the top-end Apple Airpods then you’ll easily be forking out three-figure sums for your music. These, though, are £29.99 and, in all fairness, I wasn’t expecting a great deal from them. TaoTronics, however, seem …

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 …

MP Magic Socks – Review

Every winter we have the same problem. It gets cold, we crank the heating up and put crazy thick slippers or socks on. Thick socks seem like a good idea, and do tend to keep your feet warm, but due to their thickness there’s always a problem getting …

Zepp E Smartwatch – Review

Let’s get one thing out of the way. I like smartwatches. No, that’s not quite right. I really like smartwatches. I have reviewed many smartwatches for Coolsmartphone in my years as a writer for the site. They have varied from the complex, like the TicWatch Pro, to the …

Honor MagicBook Pro unboxing and first impressions.

So it has been a while since I reviewed a full-size laptop or even, for that matter, a small one! I typically gravitate toward the more compact and light style of laptops as I rank portability as more important than screen real estate. The last one I used …

Zepp E Smartwatch Unboxing

Today I received a new smartwatch to unbox. However, I should mention that there’s a couple of versions – a round model and this, the square version. You can see the difference between the two on Zepp.com. So, ahead of the full review, here’s a look at this …

TCL 10 5G – Review

As I’m going through quite a bit of stuff right now, I’ve switched to doing video reviews but hey, we’re still going in-depth. This, for just £19 per month with Three on an unlimited contract (plus £19 upfront), is the TCL 10 5G. Wait, who? Well, don’t worry …

VanTop H610 Dashcam – Unboxing and price-drop!

Hello people. So, I was sent this to review a long, long time ago. It’s a dashcam, but with lots of added features. The Vantop H610 dashcam clips onto your rear-view mirror and, before you wire it up, it looks just like your normal mirror. You can see …

OnePlus Nord – Review

So, let’s take a look at a phone that is definitely not the Oppo Find X2 Lite with a slightly different selfie camera setup (that is £399 by the way). No, this is the OnePlus Nord – a phone which costs £379 if you want the 8GB / …

Tribit Flybuds 1 – Review

Good Points :-  Price. Feature Packed. Qi Wireless Charging For The Carry Case. Lightweight. Waterproof IPX8 Rated. Bluetooth 5.0.   Bad Points :- Carry Case Hinge A Little Fragile. USB Charging Port A Little Small. Mid Range Sound Missing Some Presence. No Volume Control. I have reviewed a …