Category: Hardware Reviews

BlackBerry KEY2 LE – Review

Introduction Even now, when touch-screen devices are considered the standard, there are solid arguments for having a traditional hardware keyboard. It’ll work with two thumbs and fans are sometimes known as ‘Crackberry’ addicts. With BlackBerry being such an iconic brand for their QWERTY smartphone designs, it is no …

A week with the Honor 8X – Day 1. A tour.

Only 5 days ago Honor revealed the 8X. We’ve already given you all the details about it but what’s it like to actually use on a daily basis? Well, to get that sort of information, I’d need one in my pocket every day. I’d need to be using …

Sony Xperia XZ3 – Review

Introduction It only felt like 5 minutes ago I was pressing the publish button on my XZ2 review for CoolSmartPhone, and now we already have its replacement on sale here in the UK, complete with hefty price tag. So the question I asked myself is, why did Sony …

Dell XPS 15″ 2 in 1 Laptop – Review

Here is something a little bit different for us to review, especially on a site originally dedicated to smartphones. It is a review of a laptop. Not just any laptop though, this is a laptop that hides behind a diminutive form factor (at least for its size). That …

Nokia 7 Plus – Review

Introduction When Nokia reached out and offered me the chance to review their 7 Plus handset, I snapped up the chance. This was their first phone with the new larger aspect ratio display as well as being the only Nokia device taking part in the Android P Beta, …

Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 Wireless Smart Soundbar – Review

I am not an audiophile by any means – I don’t have a finely tuned ear, and I couldn’t tell you what a chord was if it slapped me in the face! However, I do like to listen to music, and anything that makes that easier and better is appealing …

A new phone from Nuu Mobile, the G3 -Review

You may not have heard about Nuu Mobile at all. It’s probably because most people will never have seen anything from them in the UK. I have to say that I was also in this camp as well until I found them at MWC earlier this year. Leigh …

Huawei P20 – Review

The introduction Huawei are no longer a company who are sitting on the sidelines letting everyone else steal the show. Since the P9 their devices have really been impressive and put them on the map. Now everyone is sitting up and watching as the company are producing some …

BlackBerry Key2 – Review

The Introduction BlackBerry is a brand that has been around for so many years now. There aren’t many phone-fans who won’t remember a cherished BlackBerry device they may have had in their time. The older 2G models and some of the 3G ones were more about business people …

Anchor Premium Charge & Sync Cable – Revew

“The Last Cable You’ll Ever Need “ Good Points: Lifetime Warranty. Build quality. Interchangeability. Allows both fast charging and data syncing. Super strong. Tangle Free. Oh did I mention the build quality. Bad Points: The strong magnets have a mind of there own. The tips have to stay …

Gemini from Planet Computers – Review

A few months ago I got a little bit excited about a device that I had seen on Indiegogo. It wasn’t because it was the fastest or the most powerful device. It didn’t have the best camera either. It also wasn’t designed to be a gaming monolith. So, …

Honor 10 – Review

This is a confusing one, but it’s confusing in a good way. The price of this, and possibly the brand, should scream “mid-range” at you. It really should. We’re kinda hard-wired to see phones costing less than £400 as perhaps sub-standard. Perhaps it’s because those really high-end, top-of-the-range …

Meizu 15 – Review

We have been following and using Meizu devices for quite a while here Coolsmartphone. I personally am a fan of the M Note series of devices from Meizu ever since the good old Meizu M2 Note. The Meizu 15 is Meizu’s flagship for 2018 which also happens to be …

OnePlus 6 – Review

The introduction OnePlus are the company who set a goal of making high-end smartphones with a mid-range price tag that everyone could afford. The OnePlus 6 is the latest from the company and yet again lives by their `Never Settle’ slogan. It’s here to bring future-proofed specs with …

Huawei P20 Pro Case Roundup

With smartphone prices getting more and more expensive, now more than ever you need to make sure you have some sort of case to protect it from scratching and breaking. The Huawei P20 Pro is one of those flagship devices that has caught a lot of attention, mainly …

Gemini from Planet Computers – First Impressions

I have it in my hands finally: the Gemini from Planet Computers. I have been waiting to get hold of this device for nearly 6 months since I first caught wind of it back in November last year. It is a unique product on the market and some …

Samsung Galaxy S9 – Review

The introduction Samsung is one of the largest players in the Android arena, and their Galaxy handsets have become iconic around the world. This year at MWC, the company announced their latest versions – the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Both of these are on sale now. We were lucky …

Huawei P20 Pro Review: Is this the best cameraphone?

  As you can see I have made a fairly bold statement up there. That my friends, was not just for clickbait. It was a serious intended question, which during the course of this review I intend to answer. I have had the privilege of testing a few of …

Sony Xperia XZ2 – Review

The Introduction Just a week or so ago we posted the Sony Xperia XZ1 review, so it would only be right to follow it up with the newer XZ2. As they have done so many times in the past, Vodafone UK kindly loaned us one so we could …

Pure Siesta S6 Digital and FM Clock Radio with Bluetooth – Review

An alarm clock just wakes you up. Right? Well yes, yes it does, but gone are the days of some badly-made alarm clock waking you up with some white-noise. Now we’ve got alarm-clock radios that’ll receive crystal-clear DAB stations and will accept music from your phone, so you …