Tag: gaming

RedMagic 5S – Buy now!

Back in sunny July we told you that the RedMagic 5S would be arriving in September and, well – here we are. Head to the UK site to get yours for £539 for the 8GB / 128GB Sonic Silver one or £599 for the 12GB / 256GB Pulse …

What are the best ways to kill time on your phone?

If there’s one thing you’ll always notice in a bus stop, queue or waiting area – it’s that people will be messing around with their phones.  Over the years they’ve become the default “time killer”, occupying those brief moments when there’s nothing else to do apart from perhaps …

Go gaming crazy with the RedMagic 5S

Coming to the UK and the rest of the globe in September, this is the RedMagic 5S. It’s just been launched in China. This puppy has an “unparalleled cooling system” which is based on active liquid-cooling technology. There’s also a Turbo Fan ICE 4.0 system and an Ice …

Meet the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel

Packing the rapid Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU, 5G connectivity and an Adren 650 GPU; this is the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel. Yes, long name. Weird name some would say, but they’ve gone all-in on the gaming angle. Powered by Android 10, this has dual front-faving stereo speakers, a …

Exclusive gaming gift packages for the Honor 9A owners

If you’re looking for a well-priced phone, the Honor 9A is probably on your list to look at. It’s priced at just £129.99 right now and that includes a 5000mAh battery, 6.3″ 1600×720 pixel screen, 3GB RAM, 64GB storage and triple rear cameras. That’s already good value for …

Importance of Artificial Intelligence in gaming

Many online games – whether they’re racing car games, first-person shooters, or strategy games – have various parts controlled by AI. As an example, the enemy bots, enemy characters or vehicles that move around your game. The main reason for using AI in gaming is to deliver a …

5G Means no limits

Technology has always played a big role when it comes to the developments in the online games industry. The online gaming sector has come a long way since it appeared in the 1990s. Back then, online casino games can only be played on computers. Then rose the mobile …

Mobile gaming has made online casinos more popular

There was a time, not too far in the distant past, when the world of online gambling was dominated by players accessing games using their chunky PC’s and Macs. The internet wasn’t very quick and apps had to be downloaded and installed locally – taking up valuable space …

Traditional brick and mortar stores struggle as times change

The coronavirus lockdown has forced even the most smartphone illiterate customers to begin doing more of their shopping online. Shops that were already geared up for delivery and “click and collect” have performed really well, including stores like Screwfix, which I’ve visited many times during lockdown for DIY …

RedMagic 5G Eclipse Black with 12GB RAM. Not just China any more.

Want an ultra-powerful phone which will easily cope with even the most demanding gamers? Check out the RedMagic 5G. A phone with 6.65″ AMOLED screen operating at a mad 144Hz refresh, with 5G connectivity, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU and Active Liquid-Cooling which includes a Turbo Fan. …

What does the future hold for Huawei and 5G now?

A lot has been said about the new 5G technology. Fears and conspiracy theories have spread across Facebook despite UK 5G being at a lower frequency than a lot of home WiFi networks. There is, though, more immediate problems for 5G if you’re Huawei. The US has effectively …

How to play casino games on your smartphone

There was a time when casino and gambling apps were not allowed in the various app stores. However, three years ago things started changing. Google Play announced that they would start accepting gambling apps in July 2017. Before that, gaming sites were only ever able to offer a …

How the mobile-first world has been handled by iGaming

As with most web-based industries, the iGaming sector has been massively impacted by the sea change in web browsing behaviour. For a couple of years now, the majority of punters use their mobile phones to gamble. And it’s pretty much the same for bingo and online casinos. Of …

Gamers! Listen up! The RedMagic 5G is here!

Got yourself £539 and want to buy yourself a true gaming phone without breaking the bank? This is the RedMagic 5G, available right now from the RedMagic online store. There’s a couple of versions and so prices are as follows.. 8GB+128GB for $579 / €579 / £539 12GB+256GB …

Why Cloud Gaming Services are the future of the Gaming Industry

The gaming industry has seen a huge surge over the last 10 years as more and more of us log on to play some of our favourite games. But as technology changes and the industry shifts to mobile and online gaming, could cloud-based gaming services be the future …

Stadia Pro – Now free for two months

The teams at Google have decided to make Stadia Pro completely free for the next two months. We’re facing some of the most challenging times in recent memory. Staying home for long periods can be difficult and feel isolating. Video games can be a valuable way to socialize …

RedMagic 5G – The next level in smartphone gaming.

No global pricing announced just yet but this, the new RedMagic 5G, is available in China and should be appearing elsewhere in April. With starting prices working out at around £429, this handset has a 6.65″ screen with a 144Hz refresh rate. The guys behind this (Nubia) call …

Home Office / Gaming Room Project – Part 6. The Finale!

The task seemed simple. Sort the box room out and make it into a place where my son could do his gaming and his homework. The requirements seemed easy enough, but doing it “without any cables showing” and a minimalistic finish? Well, that was a bit of a …

Speedy 5G. “Downloading” will be a distant memory.

Back at college I vividly remember writing an essay about the future of the internet. The conclusion was that everything was going to get faster, and there’d be more content. Up until fairly recently, that conclusion has been fairly accurate. As the years have gone by, we’ve moved …

How mobile gaming is taking over

It’s 2020 and today our mobile modern  technology plays a massive part in our day to day lives. However, what many don’t realise is that there’s been a huge amount of attention in this area. Not just the hardware, not just the operating system or the networks, but …

BT Broadband packages now come with Google Stadia

BT (British Telecom) has announced that it is partnering with Google to launch a range of broadband plans that come with the Stadia cloud gaming service bundled in the package. BT, which is the biggest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the UK, is planning to offer the free …

Getting a career in games 

Like gaming ? Well yes, so do I. But how do you fancy earning some money out of it? If you want to learn more, there’s a set of interactive workshops and sessions coming up on February 1st. The industry is looking to recruit more women in, as …

Asus ROG Phone II – Review

Gaming phones have now become a thing and manufacturers are standing up and taking attention. This all kicked off back in 2017 when Razer released their first Razer Phone. I reviewed it shortly after it arrived on our shores and was very impressed. At the time it was …

Home Office / Gaming Room Project – Part 4. Nearly there!

It’s hard to believe that part one of this project was back in October, but hey – life gets in the way and other things have had to take priority. Our aim was to get this done by Christmas and we very nearly hit that date – just …

Unboxing the Asus ROG Phone 2

So I have been doing this for a while now and in that time I have seen some very cool and very powerful phone’s come across my desk. However, today is a big day as this is the day that I get the chance to unbox one of …

Popularity of smartphone casinos is exploding in Japan

Been to Japan recently? No, me either, but a lot is changing. The number of smartphone users has grown from 52.83 million in 2015 to around 66 million now. Despite the proliferation of phones, it’s set to rise still further to around 70 million in a couple of …

Asus announce new ROG Phone 2 Ultimate and Strix editions!

Asus have been quietly working on their gaming phone concept for a few years and have released two version of the ROG Phone to date. These have come in the form of the ROG Phone and then more recently the ROG Phone 2 These were pitched as being …

Google Stadia now available.

Hey, we almost forgot to mention this one, but Stadia from Google is now available. Ideal for Christmas, this is now £119 with free delivery. What is it? Well, imagine a PS4 or an Xbox, but without the actual console. You get a controller in the box and …

Best phones for gaming?

If you love to game, gamble and blast baddies away, then you’ll want a phone that can keep up with your demands. You’ll be needing a device that can do more than just update social media. You’ll need more horsepower, a better screen, excellent performance and a long-lasting …

Shadow comes out of the .. shadows. Smartphone gaming in the cloud.

With “cloud gaming” now becoming a hot topic in the Coolsmartphone office, we’re all waiting for Google Stadia. For £119 you’ll get a Chromecast Ultra and three months of Stadia Pro. It’s due to arrive on November 26th here in the UK, which really isn’t that far away …

Survey reveals that games continue to increase in popularity

We do talk about it quite a bit here but mobile gaming shows no sign of slowing down. A recent survey by App Annie has revealed that games now account for 40% of all mobile downloads, and over 70% of all consumer spend across both iOS and Google …

Home Office / Gaming Room Project – Part 3. Messy!

A little update on my weekend adventures then, and we’re now at the plastering stage. For those of you who haven’t caught up, check the previous updates in this feature. Basically I’m creating lots of holes in our house in order to put some HDMI, Ethernet, power and …

Home Office / Gaming Room Project – Part 1

Let me tell you a story. My son has long wanted a “gaming room”. We’ve pushed back on this but, now he’s at high school, we’ve started to convert our spare room. He also needs it because we made the decision to stop any gadgets, PS4’s or phones …

The gaming apps that blur the line between the virtual and the real

Our smartphone screens are getting bigger. The picture quality is getting better too, and mobile gaming apps are now able to deliver a more immersive experience than ever before. Most mobile apps have taken advantage of this technological progress by looking for ways to improve the detail and depth …