Tag: 10

Sony Xperia 10 II and Sony Xperia 1 II coming to giffgaff too

Both the “Mark II” versions, news of giffgaff carrying more Sony phones comes just after Sky Mobile added the Xperia 10 II too. The Xperia 10 II will be available to purchase at a “buy outright” price of just £319. You can also stick just the phone on …

Sky Mobile offers up the Xperia 10 II and Xperia L4

Sitting on the O2 network, Sky Mobile are now ranging the new Sony Xperia 10 II and Sony Xperia L4. Prices start at £18 and £13 per month respectively if you’re OK with 2GB of data. You can bag the Xperia 10 II with 25GB of data for …

TCL Pro 10 now available, and you get a free TV too!

Who? Oh come on, you remember TCL. They were the people behind the Blackberry phones. Sadly that all finished a few months ago but TCL are still making phones – this time with their own branding. The company, who have experimented with flexible screens in the past, are …

HMD Global rolling out Android 10 to Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 4.2

These two phones were sold with Android 9.0 on-board. However, the boys at HMD Global are doing a great job upgrading their Nokia phones to Android 10. Today they’re announcing that the Nokia 3.2 and the Nokia 4.2 will both be getting Android 10, so that brings the …

Honor deals for the upcoming Bank Holiday

Apparently there’s another Bank Holiday coming up. In all honesty, I’m having enough problems keeping track of the days on lockdown, so chucking a Bank Holiday into the mix really isn’t going to make much of a difference. Anyhoo, Honor are offering up some deals on their smartphones, …

Nokia 7.1 to join the Android 10 deployment

People do tend to overlook Nokia when looking for a new phone, however – it should be noted that they’re continuing to update a lot of their phones. The people behind Nokia phones – HMD Global – have announced that the Nokia 7.1 will also be joining the …

Fortnite and Fortnite fans explode.

In a masterclass of hype, free PR and a way to regain interest in the game, the Fortnite world has been blown to bits. It’s sent ardent fans into a frenzy of disbelief, as Epic Games ended season 10 by deleting almost all their Fortnite tweets, stopping people …

IFA – The Huawei P30 Pro. This is what we now know…

We stayed off the beer (well, we had a bit) and arrived bright and early for the big Huawei announcement here in Berlin. There was confirmation of the upcoming Huawei P30 Series, confirmation of the P30 Pro, confirmation that it would launch in “Mystic Blue” on September 23rd, …

Well, hello there Samsung Galaxy Note10

Available in “Aura Glow”, Black and White, this is the new Samsung Galaxy Note10. It’s got a 4300mAh battery with super-fast charging and Qi wireless charging too. You can also do PowerShare to charge other devices. There’s three models – a Note10 with 256GB storage and 8GB RAM, …

Virgin Mobile now delivers Fortnite PS4 bundle and big data boost

Fancy a brand new PS4 with exclusive Fortnite content? Well, if you get yourself a Sony Xperia 10 with 100GB of data on Virgin Mobile then you get a Fortnite Neo Versa PS4 bundle, worth £249.99. This gets you a Jet Black PS4 console (500GB), two matching DUALSHOCK …

Samsung announce Galaxy Note 10 launch date

It’s up to you, New York, New York. At least, it will be on August 7th. That’s when the new Samsung Galaxy Note will be launched and, as you can no doubt see by the invite, there’ll be the usual stylus / S Pen. There’s rumours, and they …

Sony Xperia 10 Review

Oh my days. We’ve got a Sony phone in the office. This is new. Sony seem to have a problem that none of us can really pinpoint. Think about your next smartphone purchase and you’ll probably think Samsung or Huawei. You may even think about Xiaomi, Honor or …

Easter discounts on Honor handsets

Seen my Honor View20 review? Like the Desktop Mode and the long battery life? Well, if you want it and you can pay up front, you’ll be glad to hear that there’s a time-limited discount on this particular device. It means that you can get a stonking 128GB …

Honor February deals announced

So, you know already that the Honor View20 is really rather good. It’s less than £500 and ticks a lot of the flagship smartphone boxes. However, Honor have sent us news of their discounts, so if you’re looking for another Honor smartphone and want to pay a bit …

Windows Mobile – Yep, still dead.

Back in 2016 I stated that Windows Phone, or Windows Mobile, or whatever you wanted to call it, was dead. The article caused a bit of a stir, but hey – it was true. Still is. The short version was that, whilst the GUI and the experience was …

So, there was an incident…

I’ve been on holiday recently. I had a lovely Huawei Mate 10 Pro with me. It was the very one that I was using when I showed you the Huawei Desktop Mode and you can see our full Mate 10 Pro review if you’re looking to buy one. …

Huawei Desktop Mode – In depth

A few days ago I took a look at Huawei Desktop Mode. It’s part of EMUI 8.0 and it’s available on the Mate 10 Series handset I’ve got at the moment. It gives you a larger desktop experience which is almost like my Chromebook, but everything is powered by …

Honor sees a massive 150% sales growth in the first half of 2018

Huawei have a bit of a problem, but it’s a nice problem. First, their Huawei phones are doing really rather well. Likewise, the Huawei sub-brand, Honor, is doing well too. The Honor 10 flagship phone sold three million units within the first three months of being on sale. …

Got yourself an Honor 10? There’s goodies coming!

Next month there’s going to be some gifts for Honor 10 owners. Two major upgrades will begin rolling out from August 3rd which add GPU Turbo and Automatic Image Stabilisation (AIS). First up, some info on GPU Turbo. It’s a groundbreaking hardware-software integration and graphics processing technology which …

Honor 10 – Video overview

As you’ll have hopefully seen our in-depth review of the Honor 10 by now. It’s a flagship smartphone at a sensible price. However, those photos don’t do the actual paint job justice, so I’ve filmed a YouTube video to try and show you just how utterly lovely this …

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 …

One million Honor 10 handsets sold in first month

I’m using the Honor 10 right now. I’m actually writing this very article on the thing. After a few days with it, you do have to admit, for the money, this is insanely good. It’s £399.99 and looks just amazing. The free case helps to keep it in …

#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 – 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 …

Got a tenner? Want as much monthly data as possible?

If you’ve got one of those weird plastic £10 notes and want to get as much data as possible on a SIM-only plan, listen up, because we’ve got a bit of a run-down for you. First up, for exactly £10 and running on EE masts, is Plusnet. For …

Unboxing the Honor View 10

A few weeks ago I was down in good old London town where I bore witness to the latest Honor flagship. Today I have received a pre-production unit for review here at Coolsmartphone Towers. The phone is now available for preorder from the Honor website and, if it is …

(Update) Welcome your new look. The Honor View 10

Honor have today launched their now familiar “well priced but still very, very good” handset in the shape of the Honor 7X. However, if you want to spend £449.99 and get some artificial intelligence, have a look at this – the new Honor View 10. It doesn’t look …

HTC Black Friday deals

Yes, it’s the crazy time of year again and HTC have released their offers. The HTC U11, U11+, U Ultra and more are available with discounts galore. Head to htc.com and sign into the HTC Club to be part of the bargain brigade. All these are live right …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro now available from Vodafone

Want the new Mate 10 Pro? Want it with a free Huawei Watch 2? Head to Vodafone right now and you can pick one up for £46 per month with a £10 upfront cost. This will get you 4GB of data plus unlimited texts and unlimited calls. If …

I accidentally bought another Chromebook

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but Microsoft Windows and I have had an argument. After many years together we’ve now gone our separate ways. Quite some time ago, when I first started messing around with PC’s, Windows 95, Windows 98 – they were the operating systems you’d …

HTC 10 evo announced

A brand new waterproof phone without a 3.5mm headset? No, it’s not that one. This is a new handset from HTC, although I should call it new-ish because it has already been on sale in the USA as the HTC Bolt exclusively on Sprint. The phone arrives with …

HTC discounts the HTC 10 in red… and every other colour

HTC were responsible for kick-starting this site way, way back in 2002. They were just a manufacturer then, with Orange or other networks sticking their branding on. Back then nobody knew who they were. Then they fought. They pushed on and built a brand. Soon everyone had a …

No Windows 10 phones from Lenovo

Let’s face it, Microsoft have realigned their mobile efforts away from hardware. Not only that, but the traditional smartphone operating system doesn’t seem to be high on the priority list for the company. Their own Lumia handsets are being killed off and there’s not exactly a queue of …