Tag: cheap

BingoFit Smartwatch – Review

I’ll be honest, the lovely people at BingoFit Smartwatches sent me through a review unit of this BingoFit smartwatch some months ago but the entire cancer diagnosis has meant that the review has been delayed somewhat. It’s selling, right now, for just £22.31. Yes, a smartwatch, with app …

A smartphone for around £45? What’s the X50 Plus?

Well, I spotted this one late last night and had to give my eyes a good old rub. We’ll go through the specs in a minute, but this is crazy cheap. The guys at Gearbest are selling it for £45.30 and the “interesting” people from Wish.com are selling …

New from Huawei. A toothbrush!

Huawei are big. We’ve covered their size and capacity when we headed to their Chinese HQ. Inside of Huawei you’ll find other companies selling a lot more than just smartphone kit, and you’ll perhaps see some of the additional kit in Huawei stores too. LEBOOO is one of …

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 …

giffgaff reduce the price of refurbished phones

From now until Christmas, giffgaff have 50 different refurbished phones on offer at reduced prices. An iPhone 7 32GB can be purchased for £129, an iPhone 8 6GB is £219 and an iPhone X 64GB is £339. Prices alter depending on the condition of the handset, (Good, Very …

Nokia 3.4 now available in the UK

For just £129, this is the Nokia 3.4. It’s got a 6.39″ HD+ 19.5:9 screen (720 x 1560 pixels, 269 ppi) and three rear cameras – a 13 megapixel, 5 megapixel and 2 megapixel. Up front is an 8 megapixel selfie lens. Running Android 10, this has a …

A first look at the 70mai Saphir smartwatch

Packing a sapphire glass cover, a 1.78″ AMOLED screen (at 326ppi) and a 10 day battery life, this is the new Saphir smartwatch from 70mai. We’ve reviewed quite a bit of 70mai kit over the years here at Coolsmartphone, including their dashcams and portable charger / car jump-starter. …

Samsung A42 5G. Now available on Vodafone

Unveiled just recently, the new Samsung A42 might be named after a road in the East Midlands, but it’s also a relatively cheap 5G handset. Packing a 6.6″ HD+ sAMOLED “Infinity-U” 1080×2400 (20:9, 399 ppi) display, it also has an in-screen fingerprint sensor, 4GB RAM, 128GB of on-board …

SMARTY – On test

Just a few days ago I ran out of data. Stuck in hospital, and with only a relatively slow WiFi connection, I’d basically nailed all my allowance and was a bit “stuck”. Luckily though, a lot of phones now have dual SIM trays, so – even if you …

Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro now on sale in the UK

The realme 7 (£179) and realme 7 pro (£279) are now available to buy on the realme website. The realme 7 is available in blue or white and has a 90Hz 6.5″ Full HD+ screen (2400 x 1080) at 405ppi. It also gets a quick capacious 5000mAh battery …

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 …

The hidden Vodafone SIM-only deals you need to know about

I’ve spent a couple of hours looking for a new SIM-only deal. I had one requirement – it had to be with Vodafone or one of the virtual networks (like Voxi) running on the Vodafone masts. This is because, in the areas I’ll be needing it, Vodafone is …

Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro now up for pre-order. Incredibly cheap too

As part of BBK Electronics, Realme was actually founded a couple of years ago by a former vice president of Oppo. However, under the BBK Electronics umbrella, they’re certainly in good company – the company also has the Oppo, OnePlus and Vivo brands too. Now, a couple of …

DOOGEE Announce the N30 and S40 Pro

These are firmly in the entry-level camp, but come with Android 10 and are bonkers cheap. There’s two of them – the DOOGEE N30 and S40Pro. Basically one if rugged (the S40 Pro) and one is not one (the N30). The N30 is available from AliExpress for £133.74/$166.65 ($99.99 October …

Mi Smart Band 5 sells out quick. More stock now added.

Well, they went fast! The newly announced Mi Smart Band 5 sold out here in the UK in less than half an hour yesterday. The guys from Xiaomi are getting additional stock as we speak and should have them available on their website here as soon as I …

Meet the new Oppo A72

Starting at a mere £219, this is the new Oppo A72 smartphone. For your money you get a 6.5″ 1080 x 2400 pixel 20:9 screen at 405ppi, Android 10, a Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 processor (octa-core up to 2.0GHz) plus either 4GB RAM / 128GB storage or 8GB …

Less than £50 for your next Android? The DOOGEE X95

I spotted this on Banggood just the other day. Sure, it’s an introductory price (normally it’s £82.87) but you might even be able to get it for even less than the £49.54 price with a 20% “new user” coupon, even with the £3.41 delivery charge. The spec matches …

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 …

Nokia 1.3 – Cheap entry-level Go-phone at Argos

Announced earlier in the year, the Nokia 1.3 is now available to buy for just £79.99 from Argos. Although available in three colours (Cyan, Sand and Charcoal), Argos are only selling the Charcoal one by the looks of it. It’s obviously SIM-free, but is dual-SIM capable and will …

Realme 6 Pro to launch in days

It only seems like 5 minutes since we took a look at the Realme 5 Pro (which is available for a mere £209 on the UK Realme site) but wait, there’s a Realme 6 Pro around the corner and we’ll be seeing it for real this coming Tuesday. …

DOOGEE introduces the ultra-affordable X95 smartphone.

In today’s world of £1200, £1300, and even £2000 flagship phones, its nice to hear that phones at the other end of the scale are still being produced with some surprisingly good specifications. Today Chinese phone manufacturer DOOGEE has announced the launch of its latest phone, the DOOGEE …

Realme 5 – Review Part 1. The Unboxing.

I’ve been wanting to take a look at the Realme 5 Pro since getting a hands-on with it last October. That phone is available to buy for €199, which works out at £168.45. The “Pro” has a 6.3″ screen with a 2340×1080 (409ppi) screen and measures in at …

My Google “Pixelbook” .. for less than half the money

I’ve gotta admit, I’d love a Google Pixelbook. It’s got an Intel Core i7, either 8GB or 16GB of RAM (depending on the model), a big hard drive and a 12.3″ 2400×1600 (235ppi) panel. Trouble is, despite all my saving, I’m not getting close to affording one. Even …

Honor phones drop in price during January

If you’re after a cheap phone, Honor have reduced the price of many handsets in their range this January. Their Honor 8A smartphone (which has an octa-core 2.3GHz CPU, minimalistic dewdrop display and great power-saving) is now down to just £119.99 from Argos, but you’ve got to be …

An iPhone 11 for £25.99 a month? It is possible

We had a rather lengthy email from Raylo just now which goes on about a new round of funding and how they’re about to disrupt the mobile landscape here in the UK. All good so far, but there’s some stuff you should know. First, they (currently) only have …

Go SIM-only! Get 10GB of monthly data with Vodafone for just £8

There’s a number of offers on the Vodafone SIM-only pages right now. If you don’t plan on roaming a great deal, these “Basics” plans are the perfect fit for those of you who already have a phone or perhaps you’re planning on buying one direct. First of all, …

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 …

Deal – Cheap Chromecast

OK, you know how these things work. Buy one, stick it in the back of your TV and, after a fairly painless setup you can beam YouTube, iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Netflix, My5 and yes Amazon Prime Video too! Oh, and you can also beam your dodgy …

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. …

Nokia 1 Plus – Overview and video

A smartphone that costs just £69.99? There’s got to be some shortcomings, right? Well yes. Of course. You’re not going to get a Ferrari when you’re paying Ford Fiesta money, but the Nokia 1 Plus is a great first step for those who are just starting out in …

VOXI add more data to plans

New and existing VOXI customers have now had more data added to their plans. The network runs on (and is part of the) Vodafone network and they’ve boosted the £10 package from 6GB to 8GB, the £15 package has gone up from 15GB to 20GB and let’s not …

The all-new Huawei P Smart 2019. Get it from Vodafone now.

Costing just £219 on Pay As You Go or for £25 a month on a Vodafone Red Extra Plan (1GB data, no upfront cost), this is a cheap and yet really very smart handset. The new 2019 version has a dewdrop notch 6.21″ 2340 x 1080 pixel (19.5:9) …

Nokia 2.1 now available in the UK

This weekend I was stood in a mobile phone store. It was an EE shop and, I’ll be honest, I was really surprised about how many customers were coming in with support issues. There was a lot less selling going on than I expected, so I’ve definitely got …

Xiaomi Redmi 6 – Now even cheaper!

As you know, I’m on the lookout for a new phone. This morning I stumbled across this Xiaomi Redmi 6 which is now just £85.96 if you whack in the code YPTDR8. You may remember us featuring this one a few weeks back. It was already cheap back …

The Nokia 5.1 comes back to the UK

Four years ago I was writing about the end of Nokia and how much I remembered my trust Nokia 5.1. I always called it the 5.1, but it was also known as the Nokia 2110 and it’s something I wrote about again just a month ago. Now, for …

IFA2018 – Gamers rejoice, it’s the Honor Play

Let’s go with the price on this one first shall we? It’s £279.99. Boom. That’s probably enough to get you buying it already. A cheap phone for gamers? Can there be such a thing? Well, yes there can. Go buy one. Go get one right now on HiHonor.com. …

My kitchen radio setup

I mentioned in a post yesterday about my kitchen radio setup. Many years ago, before DAB was ever really a “thing”, I got an internet radio because the choice of FM stations was a bit bland. Now, we’ve got smartphones that can get on-demand content, live radio and …

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 …