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The OnePlus Nord. Hands on and unboxing!

This is the one we’ve all been waiting for, and the handset that could potentially start turning the smartphone world on it’s head. This is a phone which is affordable but carries a lot of the tech and specs you’ll normally see in those crazy-expensive £1,000+ phones. This, …

OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 Leaked all over the shop.

Crickey. Here comes another massive OnePlus leak! The boys at John Lewis have just added … – A Glacial Green OnePlus 8 Pro with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage for £899 – An Onyx Black OnePlus 8 Pro with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage for £799 – …

Moto G8 announced

OK, what do we have here then? A Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 2GHz CPU, Android 10, 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. There’s a microSD slot if you need a bit more space too. Sure, seems a bit mid-range but she looks good and has a potent 4000mAh battery …

Unpacked – The Samsung Galaxy S20 Series. All you need to know.

Let’s jump straight in. There’s three of these puppies. The Galaxy S20, S20+, and the S20 Ultra. You get some pretty astonishing filming (8K) and photography credentials here. Indeed, the entire Unpacked event was filmed and broadcast using Galaxy S20 Series handsets. There’s something called “8K Video Snap” …

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. More phones you will buy.

Let’s give you the low-down on what Apple have just announced. The iPhone 11 range is here. There’s a standard iPhone 11 and a new iPhone 11 Pro plus a 11 Pro Max. The latter models have “Pro cameras, Pro display and Pro Performance” and a “WOAH” price-tag. …

Well, hello there Samsung Galaxy Note10

Available in “Aura Glow”, Black and White, this is the new Samsung Galaxy Note10. It’s got a 4300mAh battery with super-fast charging and Qi wireless charging too. You can also do PowerShare to charge other devices. There’s three models – a Note10 with 256GB storage and 8GB RAM, …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 appears, new Galaxy Watch on the way.

We’re not in New York, but we’ve got tea, we’ve got chocolate and we’ve already got a sneak peek at one of the two devices that Samsung will be showing off next week. It’s the new Galaxy Tab S6 and a new Samsung Galaxy Watch. Now, whilst tablets …

Sony Xperia 10 Review

Oh my days. We’ve got a Sony phone in the office. This is new. Sony seem to have a problem that none of us can really pinpoint. Think about your next smartphone purchase and you’ll probably think Samsung or Huawei. You may even think about Xiaomi, Honor or …

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 …

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 …

Want to know about the Huawei P30 Series? Well, here you are…

I’m a little confused by this one, because I’ve just spotted a whole load of stuff about the yet-to-be-announced Huawei P30 Series. It’s to be revealed at a very posh launch event in Paris on Tuesday next week (March 26th). Trouble is, Huawei themselves have already revealed the …

MWC – Up close. The Samsung Galaxy S10.

I’m kinda on the fence with the wide slit on the back of this thing. Sure, I like cameras and yes, all the phones here seem to be brimming with them, but the letterbox shape on the back is a bit distracting for me, especially with some of …

MWC – Up close. The Xiaomi Mi 9

She’s got a waterdrop notch and will be available in lavender violet, ocean blue or a piano black. You’ll get yourself a transparent one too, and no matter how real or not real that whole CPU / NFC rear-end is, we still like staring at it like crazy. …

MWC – Sony Xperia 1 launched

Sony, remember them? Yeah. We love their kit but they don’t seem to get the exposure or success that manufacturers such as Huawei and Samsung enjoy. Just now, just minutes ago, they announced the Xperia 1, their new flagship. Two mid-range handsets were also shown off in the …

A week with the Honor 8X. Day 4 – The GUI

I had a think about this bit. I figured I could put a huge stack of images in and maybe write a load of text about how it all works… or, I could just do a video. It’s what the kids are doing now isn’t it eh? Perhaps …

A week with the Honor 8X – Day 1. A tour.

Only 5 days ago Honor revealed the 8X. We’ve already given you all the details about it but what’s it like to actually use on a daily basis? Well, to get that sort of information, I’d need one in my pocket every day. I’d need to be using …

More details of the LG G7 emerge

Just in case you missed it, the LG G7 made a rather unscheduled appearance at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year. There was rumours that it wasn’t the finished product, but then it became clear that it actually was. Very strange. Now we’re just days away from …

Official. The Honor 9 Lite.

A new phone, with an extremely attractive pricepoint, has just been announced in London by Honor. It’ll cost, get this, just £199.99. Why is that a big deal? Because it’s got 4 cameras? Because it’s got the nano-scale optical coating? Because of the high-end glass casing? The 5.65″ …

Apple Event – Live

Ok, we’ll give this a try. You already know quite a bit about the iPhone X / iPhone 8 from our earlier exclusive post and, as is usual with anything Apple related, the excitement surrounding the launch is palpable. We’ve seen what it should look like, the details …

Massive iPhone X leakage ahead of launch event

At the weekend I found this, my old HTC One V. Released just five years ago, it has a 3.7″ screen which looks tiny when sat next to the latest smartphones. A 1GHz CPU and 512MB of memory also meant that the experience was hilariously slow. How far …

O, O, O. It’s Magic. You know. Never believe it’s not so.

I’ve just got back from the Coolsmartphone canteen, where I’ve high-fived almost everyone because I’ve crow-barred the this song into the title of this article. For the uninitiated, head to the bottom for “Magic” by Pilot, and re-live the 1970’s, baby. But wait, before all that, we’ve had …

Google Pixel 2 leaps onto the FCC

We reviewed the Google Pixel last year but, by the looks of the FCC, we’ve already got details of the next model. Oh, and it’ll be bringing that squeezy technology that we recently saw in the HTC U11. How so? Well, HTC will be making the Google Pixel …

OnePlus 5 – Thoughts from others.

As the live event happens and we start to turn our attention to the new, shiny Oppo OnePlus 4 5 and we begin to longing to get hold of one to review for you lovely readers. Until we do manage to get our hands on one. Here are some video …

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S+ … Everything you need to know

In London it was cold. In New York it was cold too. However, despite our efforts Samsung wouldn’t let us attend the launch events. We have instead seen the very strange “live in London” TV advert featuring some extremely eager people watching the “unboxing”. So, what’s the big …

MWC – Nokia have returned.

In reality the Nokia brand should be worthless. Microsoft grabbed the mobile arm of Nokia and then either.. (a) Performed a number of changes in order to make it more successful (b) Completely destroyed the mobile side of the company after launching devices like the 930. ..it depends …

So, the LG G6 just leaked

Trusting leaks can be a dangerous game, but when it’s long-time leaker @evleaks, we do listen. He’s just posted this picture on his Twitter feed, purportedly of the incoming LG G6, which we’ll be able to get our hands on this coming Sunday when it’ll be launched officially. …

ARCHOS to launch KODAK tablets into Europe

The KODAK Ektra is already a strong first handset from the company, but now ARCHOS will be helping to push the brand further into the European market by licensing the KODAK name. ARCHOS CEO, Loïc Poirier, tells us the following… We are very proud to become one of …

Three admit that nearly 134,000 accounts were accessed

Following on from our earlier story, Three have now admitted that yes, their systems were accessed and yes, customer information was obtained. The whole event appears to have spooked quite a number of Three customers, as their site became overloaded last night due to the amount of people …

TalkTalk fined £400,000

You may have heard about TalkTalk this year. They’re a British television, telecommunications, Internet and mobile network service provider. They’ve just been handed a whopping £400,000 fine for what is classed as poor web security. It follows a cyber attack which occurred in October last year. This resulted …

Google Pixel Leak – Pics and specs revealed

Looks like someone at Carphone Warehouse is going to be buying the Fail cakes after full details and product shots of the Pixel and Pixel XL spilled all over the interwebs. The actual launch is tomorrow, but we now have various photos and specs of both devices. These …

The Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, the Apple Watch 2 – All the details

The launch was another theatrical masterpiece. From the moment you saw James Corden bopping along with Tim Cook to the eventual iPhone 7 announcement, you could virtually taste the excitement. The audience had been whipped up into a hot quivering mess with a Nike Apple Watch, Super Mario …

HTC 10 Announced – All the details you need

In stark contrast to the huge Huawei P9 launch last week, the HTC web-only announcement was quite understated. No queues, no hands-on time, no photographs and no tiny burgers on sticks. It was all very… different. The handset, when it did appear on the HTC website, didn’t offer …

More leaked Huawei P9 details ahead of the announcement this afternoon

We’re running (quite literally, because we’re late) across London to the Huawei #OO launch. We’re expecting to see the Huawei P9, with possibly some different versions of it too A leak has today shown the black version of the dual-camera P9, which is said to use twin Leica …

Microsoft Lumia 650 – Official specs revealed

Will this be the last Lumia? Well, it’s certainly what Microsoft have done well at recently. Cheaper Windows Phone devices seem to sell, even if it’s still not quite as many as they’d hoped. So step forward the Lumia 650, it runs Windows 10 Mobile and the specifications …

HTC One A9 – The details

You’ve seen the launch, you’ve heard the rumours and now it’s here – the very latest member of the HTC One family. Meet the HTC One A9.. Boasting an “evolution” of the original HTC One design, there’s a new “metalmorphics” approach to the design and finish of the …

Oppo R7 and R7 Plus Launched

The Oppo R7 has just been announced at a big company launch event. It’s powered by ColorOS 2.1 / Android 4.4 and there’s an octa-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU running the show with 3GB of memory. Inside you get 16GB of storage and there’s a microSD card slot …