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Getting‌ ‌a‌ ‌Smart‌ ‌TV‌ ‌this‌ ‌Christmas?‌ ‌Go‌ ‌for‌ ‌Android!‌ ‌

The‌ ‌smart‌ ‌televisions‌ ‌I’ve‌ ‌owned‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌past‌ ‌have‌ ‌bugged‌ ‌me‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌number‌ ‌of‌ ‌reasons.‌ ‌Firstly, and‌ ‌especially‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌“early”‌ ‌versions,‌ ‌you’d‌ ‌find‌ ‌the‌ ‌whole‌ ‌experience‌ ‌a‌ ‌little‌ ‌slow. Secondly,‌ ‌the‌ ‌apps‌ ‌were‌ ‌a‌ ‌little‌ ‌clunky‌ ‌and‌ ‌thirdly,‌ ‌they‌ ‌wouldn’t‌ ‌update‌ ‌very‌ ‌often. A‌ ‌modern‌ …

Nokia 5.4 available on Friday

Packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 and a 6.39″ HD+ (720 x 1560, 19.5:9) screen, this is the new Nokia 5.4 from HMD Global. It comes with a rather cool rear camera arrangement (48 megapixel main, 2 megapixel depth, 5 megapixel ultrawide and 2 megapixel macro) plus a 16 …

Deal – POCO X3 NFC down in price.

Available today for a mere £169 (with free delivery), Amazon have the POCO X3 on offer – reduced from £199. It’s got a 6.67″ 1080 x 2400 LCD 120Hz screen (20:9 ratio / 395 ppi) and weighs in at 215 grams with a 9.4mm thickness. It runs Android …

The easiest ways to stream TV shows on your smartphone device

New technology has made it possible to develop smart devices that are faster and better in terms of performance. The idea of fast internet is also among the topmost influential factors in streaming TV shows and movies from anywhere and at any time you desire. YouTube is among …

OnePlus Nord – 256GB Model now down to £419

There’s £50 off this rather excellent 256GB-version of the OnePlus Nord (in Blue Marble) at Amazon right now. That’s with 12GB RAM and, if you don’t already know about the phone, you can dive into our OnePlus Nord review to get all the details. This particular spec phone …

OnePlus 8T. On sale from tomorrow.

Want the new OnePlus 8T? Well, you’ve read our OnePlus 8T review and had a look at the OnePlus 8T cases that are available. Why not go and get one? It’s got insanely quick Warp Charge 65 charging, a 6.55″ AMOLED (2400 x 1080 @ 402 ppi) 120 …

5G Oppo Reno4 handsets available widely in the UK

Well, we’ve already mentioned that Virgin Mobile have the Reno4 Pro on sale, but you can now get your hands on the latest 5G Oppo handsets from EE, O2, Carphone Warehouse, Amazon and Vodafone too SIM-free, you can pick up the Reno4 Z for £329, the Reno4 for …

SanDisk 256GB microSD card. Proper cheap.

As part of the Amazon sales, this SanDisk microSD card has been dropped down in price to an incredibly low £49.99. It’ll give any smartphone (with a microSD card slot) a colossal boost in capacity, and should mean that you don’t need to worry about filling up your …

Oppo price drops for Prime Day

If you’ve got Amazon Prime, there’s no doubt that you’ll be getting ready for Amazon Prime Day, which .. ermm… is actually on two days (October 13th and 14th). This year, Oppo have reduced prices on a range of their phones, and the deals are as follows… First, …

VOXI adds unlimited video plans

I’m actually pretty impressed with the Vodafone-supported VOXI network. They offer flexible plans, phone contracts and you can get 12GB of data for just £10 per month right now. Oh, and not only that but they also make your social media usage completely data-free. Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram …

Motorola Razr 5G – All kinds of cool, if you’ve got the money.

Got some cash? Lots of cash? Like, nearly £1,400? Well, for starters, if you have, can I borrow some please? If you won’t lend me anything, you can perhaps get yourself the 5G Motorola Razr instead. It’s the foldable 5G phone with “true pocketability” and goes from a …

Amazon End of Summer Sale. Reno 2 and a whole lot more!

Oh, we didn’t want to read that, did we? “End of summer?” No way. 2020 hasn’t been the best, and now people are talking to me about Christmas Meals and what’s happening in the Autumn. I don’t like it, I tell you! Well, at least there’s a chance …

Vodafone add Prime and YouTube Premium to Entertainment offerings

Vodafone have long offered a set of “bolt ons” to their plans. You’ve been able to add on Spotify, Now TV and Sky Sports Mobile TV for a while now, with the charges going onto your single bill. Now the network is adding a couple of additional services …

OnePlus Nord. Now EVEN cheaper!

The OnePlus Nord is already crazy cheap at £379 (for the 128GB / 8GB version) but, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can get an additional £30 off the price! This reduces the price down to £349, making the phone … err… bonkers cheap. Head to the …

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro – Where to get them

Right, so just a reminder then. We covered the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro in detail here. We also had a look at the Warp Charge 30 charger and did a camera comparison between the two handsets plus a video unboxing. If you want one, perhaps …

Samsung Galaxy M31 heading to the UK

Whenever anybody mentions a Samsung Galaxy handset, they usually think of the Samsung Galaxy S10 or the Samsung Galaxy S9. However, as we’ve covered before, the other Samsung Galaxy phones are really very good. Today we learn that the “M Series” is to expand here in the UK, …

YouTube and Amazon Prime reduce video quality

Following moves by Netflix, Amazon and YouTube will now also be lowering the quality of video content. There’s also rumours that temporary measures may also be put in place by the BBC with their iPlayer service and by Disney+, which is set to launch shortly. Amazon stated .. …

MWC – Sony step back too

Mobile World Congress, the usually-massive mobile trade show in Barcelona, is getting quieter by the day as various exhibitors either ditch press briefings, reduce their attendance or cancel completely. This is all due to the continuing coronavirus outbreak, with more than 40,000 cases of the virus globally. LG, …

Huawei Watch GT Active – Now (just) less than £100

It’s in dark green, but you can grab it now from Amazon for £99 and you can perhaps change the strap if the green colour isn’t your thing. It packs a 1.39″ AMOLED color touchscreen, 2 weeks of battery life and it’s great if you’re planning to keep …

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 …

EarFun Go Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Priced at £35.99 on Amazon you might be thinking, “Oooh, that’s a bit much for a speaker”. Indeed, you can pay less for your next Bluetooth speaker, but – when you’re shopping on the internet – a lot of speakers do look the same. The sound and build …

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 …

At last! Cast your Prime Video to Chromecast

I’ve never really been “into” Amazon Prime Video that much. The reason is mainly due to me having a Chromecast widget stuffed into the back of the TV and the sheer fact that Amazon Prime and Google just wouldn’t play nice. This meant that you had to suffer, …

Collectable Spiderman Smartphone Holder Review

Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can. You know, hes spins a web any size, catches thieves just like flies. So look out, here comes the Spiderman. Any Spiderman lovers out there? Any of you guys into your (checks notes) .. err.. Marvel stuff? This is for you …

Alexa will now make calls for you

If you’ve got yourself an Amazon Echo and you’re a Vodafone customer, this is definitely for you. Customers can now make or receive hands-free calls through Amazon Echo with your existing mobile plan. All you need to do is link your mobile number to your Alexa account. This …

Welcome, the pop-up Huawei P Smart Z 2019

Want a phone with a little pop-up camera on the top? Oh go on, admit it, you do. You do really. Huawei continue to pretty much smash everything in their path with the launch of this, the P Smart Z 2019. Available in black or this funky emerald …

Get yourself some Amazon vouchers for recommending SMARTY

Sitting on the Three network, SMARTY is a new SIM-only network which offers three simple plans. They have on-line help if you get stuck, but everything is easy and straightforward – just order a SIM, whack it in your phone and pay on a per-month basis.. They have …

Amazon Launchpad – Great Gadget Gift Ideas

Looking for gift ideas this Christmas? Yeah you are. Admit it, if you’re anything like me you won’t have even started buying stuff. So, before the panic sets in, here’s a list of stuff that could spark your interest. It’s all part of the Amazon Launchpad gadget range, …

Roav Viva by Anker – Review

The Roav Viva from Anker is a Bluetooth enabled smart speaker charger that would charge for car accessories such as mobile phone or tablet whilst you are out and about but it will also allow you to utilise the power of Amazon Alexa for search. The actual unit …

Go on. You need a bigger one.

Size. It’s all about size isn’t it? Sure, they’ll tell you it isn’t. But it is. It is really. You can maybe fool yourself into thinking that a little one will do the job. That it’ll fit, but when you try using it properly you’ll soon realise that …

esLife Wireless Waterproof doorbell review. There’s 58 chimes!

I’ve got a doorbell to review again. Now, whilst this won’t do a live video feed and it won’t do two-way audio, it will ring the two plugin ringer boxes that come with it. Y’know, proper old-school. Setup is simple and easy. You simply use the high-strength adhesive …

Official. The Honor 9 Lite.

A new phone, with an extremely attractive pricepoint, has just been announced in London by Honor. It’ll cost, get this, just £199.99. Why is that a big deal? Because it’s got 4 cameras? Because it’s got the nano-scale optical coating? Because of the high-end glass casing? The 5.65″ …

The Honor 7X touches down in the UK. Time to max your view..

Remember our full hands-on of the Honor 7X ? Well, time to open a bottle my friends, it’s coming to the UK and – as we suspected – it’s going to be pretty cheap too. The Honor 7X has that 5.93″ (2160 X 1080) edge-to-edge almost bezel-less screen …

Amazon open-box offers could see you saving a few quid

Amazon have taken a bit of a different spin on the Black Friday deals, and are offering a 20% off their returned and open box products. Deals have just started and run until November 27th. Have a nose through these Amazon Warehouse Deals and the 20% discount will …

Amazon drops new toys into the Alexa playroom

The Amazon Alexa offering got an added bonus yesterday. The Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Show, Fire TV and Fire HD 10 will all be arriving here in the UK on, of course, Amazon UK. There’s a new version of the Amazon Echo, which will be £89.99, and …

Buy a WileyFox and get a free Amazon Echo Dot!

Here at Coolsmartphone Towers we always like a bargain, and we also love supporting the underdog. Which is why this deal seems to appeal to all my senses, especially after the shock of the iPhone X pricing! Small upstart brand WileyFox have been bashing out smartphones for the …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 212 Later Than Ever

We apologise for the delay in the release of this episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. The Podcast Editing Elves responsible for this are punishing themselves as we type. As well as the live recording, from July 13th 2017, you can now download the episode in your podcast client …