Tag: comparison

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 …

The OnePlus 7 – All you need to know

Arriving after the OnePlus 7 Pro, this is the little brother – the OnePlus 7. It’ll be cheaper at £499 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model storage, or £549 for the 8GB / 256GB version. The differences? Well, there’s none of that pop-up camera cleverness and …

Honor 9 Lite – Video review

This morning I had a bit of a rant about this phone, and I’ll tell you why. I’ve been in this business since 2002. For years I’ve reviewed the “top-end” phones and a smattering of “budget Android handsets”. The latter, and let’s not beat about the bush, are …

Honor 9 vs Honor 9 Lite – The camera test… and a rant

I’m properly intrigued by these two phones. The Honor 9 has been in my pocket for many months now and I think it’s a brilliant handset. It’s £349.99 from the official UK store. The newly-announced Honor 9 Lite, on the right here, has an arguably better screen and …

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 …

LG G6 – First Look

At MWC 2017 Coolsmartpone was given early access to a First Look LG G6. LG’s new flagship is quite a looker, so here is a bit of an in-depth hands on with one of the most anticipated flagships of 2017. We should make it clear at this point: …

Samsung beats Apple

Samsung fanbois of the world rejoice! After years of trying to be as cool as those pesky iSheep, it seems Samsung is finally making headway in what the Korean corporation thinks is its major competitor. It’s no secret that Samsung is the world biggest mobile phone vendor for …

Xperia Z5 & Xperia Z5 Compact Comparison – Review

The time has come to put Sony’s finest under a microscope and to see what you are getting when you plonk down £610* on the counter. We know that the camera is meant to be the best thing since they made the camera obscura back in the early …

Can an LG G4 covert an iOS Fan Boy?

For those of you that listen to the Coolsmartphone Podcast, you have probably picked up on the less than subtle suggestion that I’m somewhat of an Apple fan boy. Guilty as Charged. I’ve been an iPhone user for a long time, and no device in the past has …

Compare the (super)market

Don’t get me started about politics. One group tell you that things are great. The other guys say that things are still rubbish. Me? I’m voting Monster Raving Looney. I think they’re marginally better and my local MP is dressed as a chicken. Brilliant. If you’re not feeling …

HTC One vs HTC One

We’ve been at the launch event today and have already detailed all the HTC One features and the specifications you should expect. The new device is now in shops and available to buy, but how does it compare to the older version? Both phones go under the name …