Tag: compare

Comparing mobile phone insurance. Get it right!

It’s got to the point where I now have the cheapest mobile deal in the house. My wife, however, is spending nearly £58 per month on her two-year contract. It’s a crazy amount for a Galaxy S9, however there’s a few “additions” to the package she’s got. The …

Petrol Prices app receives a big update

With oil being priced in dollars and the value of the pound now at it’s lowest level for many, many years, petrol and diesel prices are reaching all-time highs. A No Deal Brexit is set to raise food and petrol prices further, with incomes reduced. All of this …

A PROPER real-world 5G test

Whenever I look for 5G speed test, there’s usually YouTube videos showing blistering speeds. That’s expected, right? Well, yes. But I wanted to do some proper tests. How to do that? Well, first of all I’m not going to sit right next to a 5G mast. I’m also …

Compared – 4G vs 5G

There’s no doubt about it, 5G is going to make an amazing difference to your data speeds. The throughput is astonishing and we’ve seen examples of entire movies being downloaded in seconds. There is, though, two very important changes that 5G will cause. The first, rather obviously, is …

Today is iPhone 8 day! Here’s the best deals

The iPhone 8 release date is today, September 22nd. Those of you who pre-ordered can get to your local Apple or network store and collect that shiny new toy right now. As for everyone else? Well, you can go and buy one out-right. Not a problem, but it’s expensive. The …

More iPhone X contract deals

Looking for the iPhone X prices? Need to know just how much you need to put aside for that early Christmas present to yourself? Well, a contract deal will ease the pain a little, and we’ve already had a look at the Vodafone iPhone X pricing. However, there’s …

iPhone 8 Pre-order day – The best deals we’ve found so far!

You’ve heard all about it, now you want to get yourself one. Well, today is the day to put in that pre-order, and we’re seeing deals popping up on mobile comparison sites already. Here’s a look at some of the offers we’ve spotted so far, but do let …

Don’t just upgrade. It takes seconds to get a better deal.

Fancy getting the Samsung Galaxy S8 this weekend? Perhaps you just want a better deal on your contract? Well, as we always say here at Coolsmartphone, don’t just upgrade with your current provider. That’s bonkers. Go armed. Doing a straight upgrade, just because you want the latest shiny …

Face Off – Samsung Galaxy S8+ and Huawei P10 Plus

The Huawei Press Team sadly ripped away the Huawei P10 that I’d got slightly attached to recently. I took a liking to it and really didn’t want to give it back. Having a good camera and having a good battery life go a long way with me. The …

A Mobile Love Story – Comparing the Galaxy S8 and the LG G6

Smartphone fidelity has not been my strong point lately. In the last 2 years I’ve had got through 6 phones. However, I am generally monogamous, sticking to one at any one time…but I seemed to be now, for the first time, genuinely torn between two different devices. Do …

Face off – Huawei P10 Plus and the P10

Yesterday we took a look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and yes, those are the “hot” phones at the moment. You’ll no doubt see the S8 advertised no TV, on billboards and pretty much everywhere else. However, I have a certain love for the Huawei …

Face off – The Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8+

Hello people. I’ll let you into a secret and I’ll also get some admin out of the way. I’ve borrowed these two phones from the people at O2. Trouble is, I’ve had them for a bit longer than I originally intended, so I have to pimp O2 a …

Thinking of switching contracts? Go armed

Just a few days ago I mentioned a great deal on a SIM-only plan for a friend. I have become the go-to person for “geeky” things and that also seems to include mobile phones, plans and contracts. Just last week I also helped my wife renew her contract as she’d …

giffgaff 4G vs 3G tested. Is there really a huge difference?

Every network is pushing 4G at the moment, even the MVNOs – those networks that use the likes of O2, Vodafone, Three and EE as the back-end infrastructure but supply their own service on top. giffgaff is probably one of the most well-known, mainly due to their community …

Ovivo goes pop. Where should you go now?

If you don’t like paying much money then Ovivo were ideal. Some of their plans cost absolutely nothing per month, but just recently Ovivo unexpectedly went pop and their customers were left with no service instantly. So what now? Well, we’ve put some options together for you. They’re …

Confused when comparing energy? Snap your bills with Snapt

Go along to any zoo or safari park and, when you approach the meerkat section, you’ll find a great deal of people mentioning that ruddy Compare The Market / Compare The Meerkat thing. It drives me potty. No I don’t want a fluffy meerkat, I just want my …

HTC One max – Is the camera lacking? We don’t think so

Yesterday we finally saw the official details for the HTC One max. A couple of items have already been pointed out, and the questions we’ve had so far are… – Where’s Beats Audio? Well, simply put. It ain’t there. BoomSound is, so you’re gonna get some rather potent …

HTC One mini comparison photos

We’ve got a few precious days with the ever-so-slightly-smaller brother of the HTC One. Sure, the CPU, memory and storage on the HTC One mini is not quite as good as the bigger HTC One, but it’s still a gorgeous looking handset which packs the BoomSound technology, Beats …

HTC One vs One mini – tech specs comparison

There are some of us who think that bigger is not always better. There are some of us who can remember back when the Ericsson T28 and T29, The motorola V70 and V90, even the Nokia 8800 family were some of the most luxurious and desirable phones going. …

HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 – FIGHT!

The Galaxy S4 or the HTC One? Well, you’ll already have seen the Samsung Galaxy S4 review and our HTC One Review.  So, with Mark busy comparing the camera quality and reviewing the S4, I’ve decided to take some shots comparing the phones close-up. You’ll see below that …

HTC One Updated – Our second camera test

Today the HTC One received an update. Software version 1.29.4.12, which is a 229MB download, is said to update the camera, improve HTC Zoe sound quality, improve Beats Audio and adds system stability tweaks. Let’s wind back the clock because, in February, we posted this article which compared …

Galaxy SIII Mini vs Galaxy SIII vs Galaxy Note

Remember that story about Goldilocks and the three bears? The little tike broke into their house, gobbled up some porridge, tried out some chairs and then went and had a kip on all the beds. The naughty little sausage. But what’s “just right” for you eh? The big …

The speed challenge – Three Ultrafast vs EE 4G

Now that the 4G auction is well under way we are starting to see networks mention the LTE technology in advertising. Two networks are making big noises about data currently – Three and EE. EE have already rolled out 4G to a sizeable chunk of the UK – …

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Hands-On

So, we asked Samsung if we could have a few minutes with the SIII Mini. Just a few precious minutes. They laughed at us. They made us cry. They pulled our hair. Meanwhile, another website called All About Samsung has got hold of it… but hey, they put …

Picture Special – Samsung Galaxy SIII – Pebble blue vs white

So, the Galaxy SIII. What’s your favourite colour? Well, don’t ask us. It’s not like we can just rustle up the Samsung Galaxy SIII in white and blue is it? I mean, next you’ll be wanting some up-close shots comparing both of them together. You’re kidding, right? These …

Camera fight – HTC One S vs. Samsung Galaxy SII

So, HTC unveiled their HTC One Series handsets a few weeks back now. We’ve already reviewed the HTC One X and the HTC One S but I wanted to show you more on the camera technology and how it compares to my usual phone-of-choice – the Samsung Galaxy …

Android most used OS in UK

The Guardian have posted some great statistics on the number of OS installations across the UK which shows, perhaps unsurprisingly to a lot of us, that Android is now more widespread than iOS in the UK. Android now has a 36.9% share of the smartphones in the UK …