Tag: china

Meizu 15 – Review

We have been following and using Meizu devices for quite a while here Coolsmartphone. I personally am a fan of the M Note series of devices from Meizu ever since the good old Meizu M2 Note. The Meizu 15 is Meizu’s flagship for 2018 which also happens to be …

Live from China – The Meizu 15 Unboxing

A hotel room? A review unit? Matteo Doni? Mix up those ingredients and there’s a tasty video in the making. The Meizu 15 launched just yesterday and we were on hand to give it the maximum amount of coverage direct from China. The Meizu 15 has a 5.46″ …

Live from China – The Meizu 15 arrives

We’re live from Wuzhen in China this weekend. It’s the launch of the Meizu 15. It’s got the best camera technology in a Meizu and it’s the first Meizu handset to run on a Qualcomm chipset. There’s also going to be a Meizu 15 Plus, which has the …

Live from China – The Meizu launch

Whats this? Our very own Matteo? In China on business? Yes indeed, but wait a minute, he’s had something arrive. It’s an invite, but this isn’t some dull piece of paper. This is a very posh, plush and official-looking box. Inside there’s something quite special, and there’s even an …

New Meizu 15 Plus images reveal a dual camera and ultra-slim bezels

We’ve got our hands on official images of Meizu’s long-rumoured upcoming flagship phone, the Meizu 15 Plus. We’re expecting this one to be released as part of the Meizu 15th anniversary celebrations, and it’s rumoured that the design was overseen directly by CEO Huang Zhang. Based on the …

#MWC18 – Hands on with the Mi MIX 2

Whilst most of you guys will no doubt upgrade through a network, there’s a dedicated hard-core who will go out an import their own handset instead. OK, perhaps “import” is a bit strong. You’re basically buying it off a website, and they’ll then ship it to you from …

Russia to ban VPN’s and Proxies.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has now signed a law due to come into force in November banning technologies which allow users access to banned websites. These sites are on a list which has been created by the Russian government and extends to virtual private networks (VPN’s) and proxies. …

Honor 9 Official! (In China…)

Honor, Huawei’s brand for the “Digital Natives”, announced their latest flagship in China. The Honor 9 is now official in their home country, with a shiny metal and glass body, dual cameras and familiar chipsets… Here is the full specifications from what we have learnt so far: 5.15″ …

MWC – Hey Honor. Perform some Magic in Europe!

Imagine a pebble. One of those really cool pebbles that you find at the beach. Those ones that you use for skimming across the water. They’re brilliant aren’t they? Here at Mobile World Congress I’ve managed to get some time with the Honor Pebble Magic. It’s very pebble …

MWC – Oh wow, I’m in love! Hands-on with the Xiaomi Mi MIX

This morning I talk a walk to the China Mobile stand and there, amongst the robots and networking kit, was the Xiaomi Mi MIX we covered last year. This, though, was my first time seeing it in the flesh and .. woaha… A 6.4″ display oozes right to …

Huawei Honor Magic appears in China

Magic! Honor pulled quite a number in China yesterday unveiling the Honor Magic, a smartphone all curves and shiny glass. The Honor Magic has an interesting spec sheet to say the least, as it differs from most device SKUs on the current smartphone market. The screen is a …

Meizu Pro 6 Plus and Flyme 6 announced

Meizu today announced their new flagship and updated Android-based OS: the Meizu Pro 6 Plus and Flyme 6. Meizu, one of our favourite Chinese smartphone companies, has been incrementally improving its product line-up in terms of hardware for a few years now. Their devices have a tightly integrated …

Meizu announce the Meizu M3E

One of our favourite Chinese smartphone makers just announced a new device in China today. At a funky event in Beijing, Meizu presented the Meizu M3E to the world and we are looking at another super midranger. The M3E spec sheet is strikingly similar to the M3 Note, …

Xiaomi announces the Redmi Pro

At a press event in Beijing yesterday Xiaomi, the Chinese tech company, officially unveiled the Redmi Pro smartphone. Redmi is the affordable range of smartphones Xiaomi has been manufacturing and selling since 2013. The brand new Redmi Pro is Xiaomi’s first Redmi device to sport a 13MP dual-camera …

OnePlus 3 – Review

OnePlus seem to have been in the news quite a lot recently, and this time it seems to be for all the right reasons. No over the top, morally and ethically questionable campaigns or events this time. It’s all about the OnePlus 3, the third flagship from the …

Apple hit further problems in China

After the recent ban on the iTunes Movies and iBooks store in China, Apple seem to be heading for some further trouble there. This time around, it is relating to it’s current flagships – the iPhone 6 & 6s. Apple’s been suing Samsung endlessly on patents & design …

Apple iTunes Movies & iBook Stores out of China

In the last week the Chinese Government have ousted Apple’s movies and book stores following advice from their regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television. American Tech companies have always had issues with expansion in China, although Apple bucked this trend with more freedom. Both …

Meizu M3 Note Officially Launches

Meizu, the Chinese smartphone brand, has launched the M3 Note. Some of you may recall Leigh’s impressions of the M1 Note, or my own take on the M2 Note. Well, the M3 Note is here and will be officially available from April 11th in China. No details are …

HTC One X9 leaks out in crystal-clear shots

I properly love the HTC One A9. Although I loved the quality of the HTC One M7, M8 and M9 – I wanted something fresh and new. The HTC One A9 was it, and our HTC One A9 review resulted in a high score. You might’ve seen more …

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 – Review

This is the review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, an affordable 5.5” smartphone which hails from the largest smartphone vendor in China (third largest smartphone vendor… in the World…). The Redmi Note 2 was announced and released in August 2015, and as with all other Redmi branded …