Tag: hardware

OnePlus X – Unboxing

Have you been thinking to yourself, “It would nice to have a handset that didn’t require a backpack or a monolithic battery”? I had the thought occur to me the other day but then instantly dismissed it as nonsense and told my brain to behave itself. Of course bigger …

Acer Liquid Jade S Review

It has been a while since I have done a review of a new phone so when Acer asked me to test the new Jade S I figured I would give it a shot. I had done a small article when the prices were announced a while back …

Lumia 535 Review

Let me start by saying this: I have been an Android user from the very beginnings. My first Android phone was the T-Mobile G1 way back in 2008. So I haven’t really used any other operating systems. Yes, I have had a little play with iOS and Windows Phones …

My new toy – The Pressy

Some months ago I ordered this cheap physical button for my phone. It plugs into the audio port and gives you an additional button which you can program to open certain apps or run certain tasks. The cheap button was just £1 but this, the “proper” Pressy button, …

Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

Lets start with a short story. Nokia was circling the drain at the beginning of 2011 and the good ship Symbian was struggling to stay afloat. The anchors of the hefty N8 and E7 were pulling it down into a whirlpool of dispair. The liferaft of the the …

Nokia Lumia 925 Review

Well the time is finally here. I've got chance to review the brand new Lumia 925. I have been waiting for this phone for a while and I'm very happy to bring you this review. I have already given the hardware a thorough going over in my unboxing and …

HTC One Google Edition officially unveiled

Everyone knew it was coming, and now Sundar Pichai has revealed the phone that everyone has been waiting for live on stage at the D11 conference. It’s the same amazing hardware that everyone has been raving about, minus Sense and plus some stock Android goodness. The model will …

HTC One X+ Review

Earlier this year HTC launched the One X.  It was generally acknowledged at the time as the best Android handset available, it had a stunning screen and a class leading camera.  Unfortunately for HTC along came the Samsung Galaxy SIII which with its aggressive marketing campaign left all …

Microsoft testing their own Smartphone?

If you follow what Microsoft is up to, you might have heard that they are potentially testing their own smartphone hardware. No one knows for sure if the rumours are true and we doubt very much the device would make an appearance anytime soon with some Windows Phone …

iControlPad 2 hits Kickstarter

Remember Ravi‘s article a few weeks back about his ideal gaming device? Well, this new KickStarter project will be right up his street. Based on the fairly popular iControlPad, the iControlPad 2 is an open-source (the first open source controller in the world, apparently) bluetooth gaming controller, keyboard and …

Google Nexus 7 review – Hardware, Design and Performance

Continuing the Coolsmartphone group review of the Nexus 7 tablet. Now we have Stephen and Garry covering the hardware side of things. Nexus 7 Hardware & Design (by Stephen Murray) Well, where do I begin…? Maybe the bit I found most surprising. The Nexus 7 is light, it …

Review – The Oona

Another stand for you now but this one is a bit different. It’s not just one stand, it’s many, many stands all in one. A multi-purpose stand that you can construct and adapt to your needs. Their Oona website has just one video to show it in action …