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Samsung Galaxy A8 now on Vodafone

Vodafone have just confirmed to us that the new Samsung Galaxy A8 device is now on sale here in the UK with some great deals. If you’re a regular reader then you’ll have already known that it was on the way thanks to our earlier story. The A8 …

Samsung Galaxy A8 coming to Vodafone

Yes, the A8, not the S8. The Galaxy A8 is a new mid-range device which fits into that uncomfortable “it’s a bit like an S8 but I bought the cheaper version” slot. It’s a tad heavier than the Galaxy S8, but still has the 18.5:9 screen and glass …

It’s Samsung Galaxy S9 day!

Thinking of getting the Samsung Galaxy S9 or the Samsung Galaxy S9+ ? Well, as you know, seconds after we got all the official details there was a dash to the demonstration area in Barcelona to go through all the Samsung Galaxy S9 features. Now, right now, right …

Samsung Galaxy S9 gets dismantled!

When I handled the Galaxy S9 in Barcelona I’ll admit that taking it apart was definitely the last thing on my mind. However, just now the guys from SOSav. They’ve carefully dismantled the device, showing the expensive and incredibly complicated innards. It all begins with the rear glass …

#MWC18 – The key Samsung Galaxy S9 features

When this handset arrives in store and sits next to the existing Galaxy S8, if we’re honest, you won’t be able to see a huge amount of difference. In all honesty, like when the iPhone 8 replaced the iPhone 7, that’s no bad thing. The design is proven, …

#MWC18 – #EE confirm that they will range to Galaxy S9 and S9+

This just in and, as we watch the live stream, we’ve got prices and further details on the Samsung Galaxy S9 on EE. You can also pre-order them both right now www.ee.co.uk/thenewgalaxy. Plus, there’s some deals available. Uf you pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ on a …

#MWC18 – Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ go official

Yes, there’s two phones. Yes, most of this leaked out, but here’s the short version. Both are powered by Android 8 and the CPU is a 64-bit octa-core CPU – a 2.7 GHz quad  and a 1.7 GHz quad or a 2.8 GHz quad and 1.7 GHz quad depending …

#MWC18 – The S9 and S9+. Squeezing even more leaks from Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+. Ok, come on. Is there anything that we don’t know about these phones ? Well, if there is, there’ll be lots more unknowns filled in with the video below. This was quickly grabbed and re-uploaded by SlashLeaks after being …

MWC – Get ready for Samsung Unpacked

Every year we pack up the Coolsmartphone office, grab a flight to Barcelona, and cover the utter insanity that is Mobile World Congress. To many it might sound like some sort of business conference, but it’s the place where the latest mobile phones, services and apps all get …

More Galaxy S9 and S9+ details

Samsung is now gearing up to launch the 2018 versions of its flagship Galaxy series, the S9 and the S9+. They have an unpacked event scheduled for the 25th February, which is just prior to this years Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona. Both handsets will be powered by …

VibesAudio VibeRox Sound Engine. Hands-on Review

A few weeks ago I was sent this rather large box which contained a veritable haul of mobile accessories. The box was very kindly sent from a small startup called VibesAudio from America. They had just had their official launch and were very keen to get the review …

A week abroad with the Note 8

Usually, when I go on holiday I like to reach out to contacts I have made over the years to loan a recent device to road test. This year, Three kindly stepped up and loaned me a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for me to use. You may remember …

Yet more Black Friday deals

Black Friday seems to now start and end on completely different days and goes on for quite some time. But hey, if we can cut through the “not really that good” deals and find the “properly good” deals then we should be alright. Here’s the selection available from …

Samsung Galaxy Note8 – Hands on

Did you see the Galaxy Note8 launch? We’ve got all the Note8 details and we’ve taken an in-depth look at the Note8 deals on offer too. But how about seeing the thing in the flesh eh? Let’s see. It’s pricey. Very pricey, so we had to handle this …

Samsung Note 8 – The deals!

The jury is still out on whether we should actually be calling it the Note8 or the Note 8, but either way you can get all the details here. If you want one, we’ve got you a list of all the offers and deals, courtesy of the various …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – All the details and the live launch

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Yeah. That didn’t go well did it? It became famous for all the wrong reasons – appearing on warning signs at airports and generally becoming the butt of jokes involving explosions or fireballs. Today marks the launch of the Note 8, and the …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 spotted on Geekbench

With mere days to go until the launch of the next big Samsung device, details of the handset have appeared on Geekbench, the cross-platform benchmark site. According to Telefoon.nl the SM-N950F model number reveals the fact that it’s the Note 8, and although the score isn’t massively high …

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 …

Note 8. Maybe the most expensive Galaxy phone yet

According to VentureBeat, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is going to be the most expensive Samsung phone to date. The 6.3″ device is rumoured to have the same edge-to-edge, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, AMOLED infinity display as in the Galaxy S8. The Galaxy Note 8 is rumoured to be …

On the way to Scotland. How about a battered … Galaxy S8?!

I’m on a charity cycle ride right now, heading up to Edinburgh. From England up to the top of Scotland, it’s going to be one very punishing trip. It’ll be my second time to Edinburgh, and I learned quite a bit about the place last time. I visited …

How to unlock Samsung Galaxy S8

How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 If you’ve got one of these sexy new handsets then you’ll have probably gone with a contract deal that has tied you to one network. Some people, though, don’t necessarily want to use the Galaxy S8 on the network they purchased it …

Samsung Galaxy S8 – Review

Samsung definitely needed to do something big with the S8 and the larger-screened S8+. They’ve not had the best time of it recently, and there’s been widespread coverage of the infamous exploding battery issue. The S8 needed to be good, and indeed, it is. The popularity of the …

Tech 21 Samsung Galaxy S8 cases – Review

Head to Tech21.com and you’ll find a range of cases for the iPhone plus LG, Sony, HTC and Motorola handsets. There’s lots of designs and types to choose from, but one thing in common you’ll find is the fact that they’re properly drop tested. Today we’re looking at …

EE get the exclusive on the silver Galaxy S8 and S8+

We’ve seen both the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ side-by-side and we’ve covered both in great detail here. If you’re after either, but you want the Arctic Silver one, only EE will be selling it. There’s a bit of a wait if you want this particular shade though, …

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 …

Samsung Galaxy S8 – Get one on Vodafone or giffgaff too

Right, you want one of these shiny new Galaxy S8 handsets, yes? The Samsung Galaxy S8 is available on giffgaff, as is the S8+. Price-wise you’re looking at £689 for the SIM-free S8 or £779 for the S8+. Looking at the monthly prices, the network is offering the …

Getting a Galaxy S8/S8+ we have you covered – Case reviews

For some, today (Friday) will herald new phone day – that is of course if you are planning on picking up the latest device from Samsung in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. While the phone is truly gorgeous and a sight to behold, …

Get yourself £20 off your shopping if you’re on Tesco Mobile

If you are a current or prospective customer of Tesco Mobile, listen up. They seem to be pushing hard (and, by that, I mean that they’re emailing me a lot) to promote their network and are now dishing up extra Clubcard points on selected mobile phones. If you …

Galaxy S8 hits record sales.

Well, it very much appears that Samsung is rising  like the phoenix from of the ashes of the Note 7. (Did you see what I did there?) The Note 7 disaster now seems to be far from customers minds, with virtually no impact on customer confidence with the …

Galaxy S8 manufacturing costs revealed.

Someone who is far braver than I am over at IHS Markit decided to get hold of the latest flagship from Samsung the Galaxy S8 and take it apart to have a look-see what’s inside. While ferking around, they have decided to do a quick cost breakdown of …

Curved glass ? Big replacement cost.

I’m going to start this piece by saying that I’ve never been greatly bothered by phone insurance. It’s not something I’ve considered getting because I’m generally pretty careful. However, thanks to our bank (and a regular monthly fee) we have a few “perks” which includes travel and mobile …

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 …

Get a free speaker with your new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

There’s just over an hour to go until we see the actual, real, official shots of the new Samsung Galaxy S8. However, up and down the land there’s marketing material rolling out and, thanks to some lovely leakers, we can tell you a few things based on the …

A few hours to wait for the Galaxy S8

Well, today is the day. It happens at some point every year. Not that day, the other one – the announcement of the next Samsung Galaxy S, probably named as the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Notice that all indications are that the Edge moniker has been dropped? …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to return as a refurbished device.

According to a statement released by Samsung Mobile, some of the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 devices will be sold as refurbished devices. Samsung also has plans to salvage each other components such as cameras and semiconductors. In addition, they intend on extracting the metal parts from the remaining …

Yes, more Galaxy S8 leaks

If the rumor mill is to be believed, and take it from me it’s in full swing, the reveal of the latest Samsung flagship the Galaxy S8 is less than a week away. And to be honest, it’s pretty hard not to have seen a leak of the …