Category: Reviews

iOS 5 the new standard?

So I have decided as my first review as a guest reviewer for Coolsmartphone should be on iOS 5. I have been using the platform now for about a month and it is my day to day OS on my iPad 2. I would like to cover the …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Android App – Tweetdark

Do you like Tweetdeck? Do you like dark apps and widgets? If you just shouted yes out loud twice then todays app is for you. Tweetdark is basically a much darker version of Tweetdeck. Below are some shots of the app and the widgets. Tweetdark works exactly the …

Orange Monte Carlo Review

Following on from last year’s San Francisco, Orange have finally released its long awaited follow up. The Monte Carlo continues the tradition of offering fairly solid midrange hardware at a comparatively bargain basement price. In this case the stakes have been upped with the Monte Carlo now featuring …

Coolsmartphone Recommended App – Sugarsync

A few months ago we covered Dropbox as a recommended app. Since then I have frequently been running out of space and struggling with its limitations. So I started looking around some of the other online storage apps for Android. I came across Sugarsync as I started to …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Android App – Gallery Excluder

Gallery Excluder is a fairly simple app that lets you remove all of those folders from your gallery app that you do not want to see. I have loads of music, icons, wallpapers, downloaded images and lots of real pictures. Sometimes a folder that contains an image will …

Hungry House for iPhone

Now right away I can see advantages to this app. I travel frequently on business and am often looking through the Hotel’s/B&B’s brochures for local take-outs before making my mind up. In the past I’ve found that some unscrupulous take-outs remove competitors menu’s from the stands.. oh dear. …

Optimus 3D Review – Take 2

Leigh has posted a very good review on the LG Optimus 3D full of images and some handy video clips for you all to see. I was lucky enough to get a Optimus 3D on a short loan from Clove.co.uk to voice my own views on this new …

LG Optimus 3D Review

AGH. My eyes. What the heck is going on with my eyes? The first thing you do with this phone is turn it on and jump into the “3D Space” feature. Here you’ll get YouTube 3D for lots of featured YouTube content, the 3D Gallery, the 3D Camera …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Android App – Font Changer

As we all know there are many fonts in the world. Your computer contains a lot of fonts and there are many websites offering free fonts that people have created as well. Changing the fonts on your phone has always been possible, just not overly easy. Previously on …

Soundbug2 Speakers on test

Recently we had an email about some funky wireless Bluetooth speakers by FeONIC. They turn any resonant surface into an thunderous entertainment system. It’s a simple matter of pairing and then, provided the speakers are on and within range, they’ll output your media. We gave them a try …

The JCB Toughphone – just how tough is it ?

A couple of weeks ago we were sent a Samsung microSD card and asked to test the claim that it was shock proof, water prooft and dust proof. This week we got sent this JCB Toughphone Tradesman – it’s touted as being “military spec” and super-strong. It’s by …

Samsung microSD card – Tested (almost) to destruction

This is the 8GB microSD card from Samsung. The guys at Memory Card Zoo asked us to review one and pointed out that it was water proof, dust proof, shock proof and was even safe against magnets. So. We had a think. How could we do a “proper” …

HTC Sensation Review

The HTC Sensation was announced not long after Mobile World Congress and with high specs was clearly going to be their flagship phone for a while. I was invited to London for the announcement of the Sensation where I was also lucky enough to get some quick hands …

Orange Liveradio

I’ve always liked internet radios. These are boxes which look and operate like normal FM or DAB radios with audio instead coming from audio streams on the web. This is the Orange Liveradio, which is available from the Orange Accessories website and on eBay. With DAB radio coverage …

O2 Joggler with Android

A while ago Leigh got his hands on an O2 Joggler you can watch his original review here (part1) and here (part 2).  Some of you may be wondering exactly what this device is. It is a 7″ capacative touch screen, mains powered family organiser. He was not …

iOS 5 Beta Hands On

For the last week I’ve had a chance to play with the beta of iOS 5 that Apple released to developers at WWDC. The only official way to currently get your hands on it is through a registered developer with access to the iOS SDK. For everyone else …

New Android game released – Shakytower

Last night a new game was released on the Android Market it is called Shakytower. It has been in testing for the last couple of weeks now, you may have noticed we retweeted the request for beta testers. Below is how it is described in the Android Market …

HTC ChaCha Review

The HTC ChaCha was announced back at Mobile World Congress in February and we were there live to get hands on time with is but as always at these events, with so many people rushing to get hands on time you do not get a chance to really …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Android App – Flikie Wallpapers HD

The Android Market contains hundreds of different wallpaper apps. They are all very similar inn that you are presented with four popular images or a list of categories. Once you have loaded the category you have to keep tapping next to view the next four, it soon get …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Android App – Quickpic

Quickpic is designed to be a replacement for the standard Android gallery. Which is good because I find the standard gallery at times a little slow, sometimes a little buggy and sometimes just unusable. Quickpic can also set wallpaper for you, which I find the standard gallery quite …