Tag: budget

The Honor 7S arrives in the UK

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get a hands-on with the Honor 7S. It’s a budget smartphone and we’d been given a privileged early look at it. When we asked about the price we were told that it would sell for “around $110”. If you …

The Honor 7S – Everything you need to know

From what we can see, the Honor 7S we mentioned yesterday is so new that you can’t even buy the thing yet. What we have been told is that it’ll sell for “around $110”, which is about £82 / or €93 but you can probably round that up …

Huawei P smart – Video overview

Right, sit down people. I need to talk to you. How many of you have a Samsung Galaxy? How many of you have a Galaxy S8? Well, if you break the screen on that, you’re facing a bill of over £240. Sometimes more. If you have the Galaxy …

The Huawei P smart – Review

I’m going to soak up a lot of this piece with a comparison. I know you’ve come here for the Huawei P smart review but it would be remiss of me if I didn’t mention the brother from another mother. In the past couple of weeks I’ve used …

Vodafone E8 now available – Just £49 too!

OK, let me set out my stall first. This, the Smart E8, isn’t going to be faster than the likes of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 or the HTC U11. Likewise, it’s not going to have as much on-board memory or storage. But… but.. it’s not over £600. …

Vodafone Smart V8 and Smart Tab N8 available now

The own-branded Vodafone kit we’ve tested lately actually scores rather well with us and now they’ve announced a couple more devices – the Vodafone Smart V8 and the Vodafone Smart Tab N8. You can get both from the Vodafone website. The V8 has already won design awards and …

Phew. New Nuu A3L for you.

Want to spend less than £75 on your next smartphone? Well, you need to be looking at something like this, the A3L Smartphone from Nuu Mobile. You can put two 4G SIMs in and there’s a 5″ 854 x 480 display. It measures in at 143.8 x 71.8 …

Those budget Android smartphones. Now even cheaper.

The price of smartphones seems to be going in two different directions at the moment. At the top end, the likes of the iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 will see you paying more and more for your flagship mobile. At the bottom end, something else is …

The Cubot X17. A smartphone for around £100. Decent?

Well, how do I start this one exactly? Quite some time ago, the people at Cubot sent me a phone to review. It was the Cubot X17. Now you may not have heard of them, but they do a range of smartphones but this particular one is over …

Vodafone Smart speed 6 – Review

You’ve really got to mention the price in the introductory paragraph for this particular device. For just £50 on Vodafone Pay As You Go it’s insanely cheap. Some of you probably pay more than that per month on a contract. This is the Vodafone Smart speed 6, a …

MWC – Moto E updated and available now

Morning Coolsmartphoners. Hope you’re all well. We’re just about to board our private jet to Barcelona so that we can be all over that Mobile World Congress thing. It’s going to be huge, and already there’s the likes of Motorola trying to jump the gun with limelight-grabbing announcements …

Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 available Friday

This one got slipped under the doormat by our friends at Samsung. A new version of their Ace will be hitting the streets on Friday and you’ll be able to get it from Samsung direct or EE and O2. Let’s cut to the chase shall we? It’s going …

The Kogan Agora 4G has arrived for £149

Kogan. It’s not a brand we are too familiar with here in the UK, as noted by Leigh’s last article on the last Kogan Agora Smartphone but it is a brand more well-known over in Australia. Well they have now released a 4G version of the original Kogan …

Downloads to possibly increase in price?

How many people paid attention to the budget last week? I mean fully because if you didn’t you might have missed this little bit of information, I know I did.   One of the VAT changes included in the budget last week was that downloads should have VAT …

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 arriving in stores this weekend

We knew it was coming, but this weekend you can get the Galaxy Ace 3. It’s an updated version of the Ace 2, but with the addition of 4G. It’ll be in shops from October 5th with EE stores stocking it first. Carphone Warehouse and Tesco adding it …

Times are hard, how do you buy your next smartphone?

Money. It’s increasingly hard to come by. The recent Budget yet again showed that the country is really stretched. But, in the middle of it all, we’re still finding ways of affording phones that cost around £500. It is, if we’re honest, a lot of cash. If you …

Deal – do you fancy a cheap 10″ Android tablet?

The phrase “cheap Android tablet” usually makes me shudder a little bit and then it makes me cross my fingers hoping I’m not forced to review one of the wretched things. Yesterday I got an interesting email, you know the sort you get from a company you once …

Samsung Galaxy Music Announced

Samsung have announced a new handset today in the form of the Galaxy Music. With a 280×320 3″ LCD screen, a 3mp rear camera and 4gb of internal storage the handset is certainly budget in specification.  The Galaxy music will be shipping with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. …