Tag: camera

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G review – Should you believe the Hype?

Time to get this new phone under the microscope and this time it is a biggy it is the new OnePlus 9 Pro 5G. This is a phone I have been looking forward to using a lot since I started to see the rumours appearing on various sites. …

Huawei Mate 40 Pro – Review

Can I use an Android device without Google services for my daily driver and does having an awesome camera makeup for the lack of services? These are the two real questions that I have been trying to answer over the past few weeks in my usage of the …

Learn to be a skillful photographer

Taking a photo on your phone seems like a relatively simple thing now. Indeed, it’s got this way because phone manufacturers have added a whole heap of artificial intelligence into your smartphone to do the “heavy lifting” for you. As an example, taking an up-close photo will have …

ZEISS and Vivo to work together on upcoming smartphone camera tech

Coming complete with a Gimbal Camera System and a customised sensor to reduce exposure time, the Vivo X51 5G really impressed us with the impressive speed and precision of snaps and the crazy zoom capabilities. Now Vivo have announced that they’ll be pushing the camera tech even further …

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro – Review

My first impressions on this one definitely surrounded the size of the phone. It’s quite a weighty and large device at 218 grams and 9.3mm thick. Compare that to the 199g weight and 8.5mm thickness of something like the OnePlus 8 Pro. Sure, the extra 19 grams might …

OnePlus 8T – Review

Sit this next to the OnePlus 8 Pro and you’ll notice some obvious differences. First, the screen is a nudge smaller – the 6.78″ AMOLED rounded-edge unit on the Pro (3168 x 1440 pixels @ 513 ppi and 19.8:9) has been switched for a 6.55″ AMOLED flat screen …

blurams Outdoor Pro Security Camera – Review and HUGE discount!

Alright people, this is the blurams Outdoor Pro. It’s more than just a security camera. This is a web-accessible, app-accessible camera with deterrent alarm, two-way audio, excellent night vision (believe me!) and facial recognition. Wait, facial recognition? Yes indeed. When you take this one out of the box …

Camera Go comes to the Nokia 1.3

The lower-end Android devices tend to run Android Go. It’s a speedy version of the OS which is built for smartphones with less memory (2GB or below). A range of nimble apps like Gallery Go, Google Go, YouTube Go, Maps Go and so on – they’re built to …

TCL 10 5G – Review

As I’m going through quite a bit of stuff right now, I’ve switched to doing video reviews but hey, we’re still going in-depth. This, for just £19 per month with Three on an unlimited contract (plus £19 upfront), is the TCL 10 5G. Wait, who? Well, don’t worry …

VanTop H610 Dashcam – Unboxing and price-drop!

Hello people. So, I was sent this to review a long, long time ago. It’s a dashcam, but with lots of added features. The Vantop H610 dashcam clips onto your rear-view mirror and, before you wire it up, it looks just like your normal mirror. You can see …

OnePlus Nord – Review

So, let’s take a look at a phone that is definitely not the Oppo Find X2 Lite with a slightly different selfie camera setup (that is £399 by the way). No, this is the OnePlus Nord – a phone which costs £379 if you want the 8GB / …

LuckyCrush – Chat and pair up easily

The coronavirus lockdown has certainly taught me some things. Firstly, the idea of being at home more seemed like a dream at some point. However, now all I want to do is go outside. Despite the restrictions easing, there’s still limits to what you can and can’t do, …

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, …

Sony Xperia L4 Now available in the UK

Available here for a mere £169 this is the new Sony Xperia L4. It’s got a 21:9 6.2″ 720 x 1680 pixel screen and is powered by a Mediatek MT6762 Helio octa-core 2GHz CPU. There’s also 3GB RAM, 64GB storage and a microSD card slot. Camera-wise there’s a …

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro – Camera test

Both of these phones have pretty solid cameras and I used them both during the reveal of the handsets in order to snap pictures. Both phones have the same 16 megapixel Sony selfie hole-punch camera. Around back though, things are a bit different. The OnePlus 8 Pro, on …

Win yourself a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G and more

Vodafone are launching a new Augmented Reality (AR) game which gives you the chance to unlock thousands of tech prizes. Called “Find Unlimited”, you can also win one of 25 new Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G handsets. You’ve got to find and interact with AR “V-Atoms”, which have …

CES – OnePlus makes cameras invisible

Our smartphones are now getting more and more cameras. Wide-angled lenses, macro-lenses and more – all packed in there, all clogging up the design. Then, as we’ve seen during 2019, there’s been innovative ways of hiding the camera up front too. Flip cameras, pop-up cameras and in-display lenses. …

OnePlus 7T Review – Part 2

In our first part of this review the weather was pretty terrible, so I unboxed the OnePlus 7T in the car. During that video I mentioned the camera, so today it’s a deeper look into this. It’s quite a clever setup actually. The main camera that you’ll be …

The DOOGEE S68 Pro – Rugged with a triple rear camera

Want a smartphone with some muscle? DOOGEE have just launched this, the S68 Pro. It’s their latest device in the S range and has a Sony AI triple camera setup plus a super long-lasting 6300mAh battery. This is on sale today for $199.99 (approx £156) via the DOOGEE …

A security camera with AI. Blurams all over your face.

A lady called Molly from Blurams got in touch with us today. She works for an intelligent video solution provider which already has 20 million users, and they’ve recently deided to release an AI-featured home security system. Launching in the US today, this will be available on Amazon …

Xiaomi push on – European R&D office now open

With Huawei currently hitting some rather big stumbling blocks, competitors such as Xiaomi are smelling an opportunity. Today they’ve announced the launch of an R&D office in Tampere, Finland. It’s focused on the development of their latest smartphone cameras. Xiaomi is growing quickly. The company is the youngest …

The Realme X2 – Not the Pro, but still very good at this price.

A phone that you might have missed at the Realme Madrid event is the Realme X2. It’s the lower-end model and not the Pro version we covered yesterday. Price-wise, it’s really cheap. just €299. The camera arrangement is on the upper left of the rear panel but despite …

Stick a very small camera in your ear. Apparently.

You should see my inbox. It’s absolutely nuts at the minute. Outside, the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Inside, I’m getting emails asking me to publish stuff like this. Well, OK. I’ve cracked. I’ll pimp your utterly random and totally weird thing, because with the …

Live – The Huawei Mate 30, the Watch GT 2 and the Huawei Assistant

We’re still in the press event here in Munich and, if you’ve not already heard via our live updates, there’s some new kit coming from Huawei. As I type there’s still no mention of Google Apps and we’ve not seeing any screenshots featuring them as yet, but what …

ANNKE IP Smart Camera – Review

We’ve reviewed quite a bit of ANNKE kit over the years. You may remember the SP3 Wireless camera, the ANNKE dash cam and, way back in 2015, the Sparkle SP1. That last one is still in my house, and you’ll see it as part of this review. What …

Samsung to deliver a 108 megapixel camera

Creating a brilliant photography experience is definitely high up on the list of priorities for most smartphone manufacturers. There’s smartphones with lots of megapixels, phones with flip cameras, ones with artificial intelligence and phones with multiple lenses. Samsung have now pushed the boundaries even further by announcing a …

Asus ROG Phone II Unveiled

You may remember our recent trip to Valencia to see the all-new Asus ZenFone 6. It’s a great phone for the money and the flip over camera works very well indeed. Now there’s another, with Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) unveiling their ROG Phone II. This has a …

Lanmodo Night Vision System now getting even better

This is the LANMODO Night Vision camera. It’s been available for a while now and sits rather nicely on your dashboard, offering up a wide-angle video of your surroundings. Ideal for driving safety but especially good for those instances where there’s poor visibility or darkness. The 8.2″ IPS …

Honor 20 – Review

I find myself asking the question sometimes. Why do I spend so much money on expensive flagships? Maybe something a bit cheaper would suffice? When I try to answer this question there is one company that always springs forward as the optimum candidate. That company, if you haven’t …

Realme to deliver 64 megapixel shooters

Despite many manufacturers releasing camera arrangements with bigger pixels or just more lenses, there’s long been an association with megapixels and picture quality Now Realme have revealed a 64 megapixel photo plus a plan to launch a flagship smartphone with a 64 megapixel camera soon. The quad-camera will …

Ezviz CTQ6C Wireless Security Camera – Review

Have a look at most UK homes and there is normally an alarm box situated at the front with the blinking LED. Let’s be honest though, how many of us actually go and investigate if the alarm starts blaring? Truth be told, not many. “Well my alarm sends …

70mai Smart Dash Cam now gets GPS information on footage!

The one minor annoyance about reviewing kit here at Coolsmartphone is the fact that, after you’ve reviewed it, they can sometimes fix problems you pointed out. One example is the 70mai Smart Dash Cam that we reviewed just last week. I loved the thing, but I was a …

70mai Smart Dash Cam – Review

Made by Xiaomi, this is a perhaps one of the best dash cams I’ve ever tested. OK, perhaps I’m not meant to start reviews that way but it’s true. Available from Amazon, there’s a couple of different versions of this one but it starts at £65.99. Yes, that …

Honor 20 Incoming. Great specs, great price.

A 6.26″ all-view screen with a 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution at 412PPI. A 48 megapixel rear camera and a 16 megapixel wide-angle shooter. A 2 megapixel depth-assist camera, a 2 megaxpixel macro camera and a 32 megapixel selfie shooter. AI camera capabilities, Virtual 9.1 Surround Sound, NFC, …

Asus ZenFone 6 – All you need to know

Here in the evening sunshine, Asus conducted quite possibly the most relaxed press launch I have ever had the privilege of attending. A large part of the announcement was put aside to detail the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU. A lot was said about it, but I can distil …

OnePlus 7 Pro – Shots from the camera

We got sent some example photos which were taken on this new OnePlus 7 Pro, but we wanted to take some snaps on the new handset and see just how good they are for ourselves. The thing is, we’re not in a beautiful meadow or standing on a …

The OnePlus 7 Pro – That pop-up camera in action

Fantastic specs, great screen, super-fast charging, epic rear camera setup, gorgeous design… Wait, it’s got a pop-up camera? That, in my head, is what most people are thinking when they saw the new OnePlus 7 Pro today. We’re going to give you a look at it in action …

The OnePlus 7 Pro – Everything you need to know

Today was a definite step up for OnePlus. A big launch here in London for the company, and we can now bring you all the details on this hot new smartphone. First of all, we should just point out that there’ll be three of these. First, the OnePlus …

iSight Camera failure on Mac?

The Apple iSight camera offers an easy way for you to conduct video conferences with your colleagues, friends and family members via your internet connection. But, as happened to me just recently, what do you do if you fire up your Mac and find your iSight Mac camera …