Tag: 5

Realme – Flash sale starts today.

We were assured recently that the already-low Realme phone prices were the “normal” prices and not sale prices. Today, there’s news that – from noon CET or 11AM BST here in the UK, the Realme 5 Pro will go on sale. There’s reference to it being “€199”, but we were …

Realme – Surely those are sale prices, yeah?

Those of you who were watching our live Realme coverage may have spotted this pricing slide.. Notice how, down at the bottom there, it says, “Flash sale”? Well, we were a bit concerned by that. The pricing of the entry-level Realme 5 Pro, the mid-range X2 and the …

The Realme 5 Pro – Up close and personal

I kinda feel the same way about the 5 Pro as I did when OnePlus launched their handsets. The OnePlus 7T was the most impressive for me, and with Realme it’s the Realme X2 Pro. That’s got an excellent CPU, and in-display fingerprint scanner, fantastic screen and great …

Live – Realme lands in Europe

We were in London just days ago at the OnePlus 7T launch and now we’re in Madrid. Arriving yesterday it was raining heavily, but the view this morning from our breakfast table is absolutely stunning. Today it’s the turn of Realme, who are hoping for an equally bright …

Realme 5 Pro upcoming. All the details here. But wait, who are Realme?

This is a company on the march. However, it’s one that you might find weirdly familiar because of the firm behind it. BBK Electronics are a Chinese electronics company producing TVs, cameras and smartphones. The latter are marketed under a number of brand names. Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and …

Honor Band 5 – Now even better

Remember our Honor Band 5 review? Like it? Bought it? Well, good news! There’s now remote music and blood oxygen monitoring too. All you need to do in order to get the update is head to the Health app on your phone. Oh, and don’t forget that the …

Honor Band 5 – Review

  Good points: Price Battery life Really bright screen Comfort Packed with features Bad Points: No easy connection to Google Fit Difficult to differentiate between notifications Specs: Size: 43 mm x 17.2 mm 11.5 mm Weight: 22.7g Display: 0.95″ colour AMOLED Display 120 x 240 px RGB Battery: …

Get yourself a PlayStation 4 and FIFA 20, just by buying an Xperia 5

Morning people. It’s Monday, but don’t worry – we’ll go easy. Remember the start of pre-orders for the Xperia 5 ? Well, Vodafone have stepped forward to let us know that their pre-order offer will include a spanking new PS4 Bundle, complete with that all-new FIFA 20. This …

Sony Xperia 5 now available to pre-order

It seems just five minutes ago that we were at IFA for the launch of the Xperia 5. Now is the time to pre-order if you like the look of it, and you can get some free award-winning WF-1000XM3 noise cancelling headphones too. The Xperia 5 comes with …

IFA – Sony Xperia 5 launched. Pre-orders start soon.

During the Sony launch here in Berlin we saw, amongst other things, the new Sony Xperia 5. It’s sleek, it’ compact and it’s got a triple lens camera with 16mm, 26mm and 52mm lenses. These are all 12 megapixel units and you’ll get OIS, video stabilization and Exmor …

Three 5G. Twice as fast as others.

As we’ve mentioned before, Three have a rather big ace up their sleeve when it comes to 5G. During the spectrum auction they managed to obtain one contiguous 100MHz block to deliver what’s termed as “full 5G”. Not only that, but they also have a total of 140MHz …

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 – Now less than £100

We’ve taken a look at a couple of sub-£100 phones recently. Both from Nokia – the Nokia 1 Plus for £69.95 and the Nokia 2.2, which will apparently be £99.99. However, if you head to your local Argos you can get a lot more phone for your money. …

Three announces 5G launch date, complete with loads of spectrum.

It’s the “Need for speed” according to Three, and they’ve announced that their 5G network will arrive in August. By then there’ll be just London, but things look to be spinning up very quickly, with 25 towns and cities going live by the end of this year. Using …

OK I’ve got a fiver a month. What can I get?

Hello you beautiful Coolsmartphone reader you. Now, I know that spending £40-£60 per month for a phone and a contract seems like “situation normal” now, but what if you’ve got yourself a second-hand or reconditioned phone and you just want a low-cost monthly plan? Well, over at HotUKDeals …

Hands on with the Honor 7X

Good morning you wonderful people. Now, I’m going to put some information into this article and it’s totally up to you what you do with it. OK? In a few days Honor will be launching a new phone. They’re telling us how this new phone will “Max your …

Plusnet Mobile SIM Only deals.. GO!

There really shouldn’t be much of a reason NOT to go with a “virtual” operator nowadays. Take Plusnet as an example. They use the EE masts so the signal is going to be flippin’ good. Right now they’ve got some deals which, if you’re quick and you want …

Got a fiver? Grab a SIM-only 1GB plan here.

OK, I’ve got to be quick with this one as iD Mobile have, after pushing out lots of bonkers adverts, gone a bit nuts with this one particular deal and I’m going to make the most of it. If you’re looking for a low-cost SIM-only plan for a …