Tag: IFA

Honor announce Back to School event

This time of year in tech is traditionally the time when companies start to try and get buyers excited with deals on tech that is aimed at people going to Universities and Colleges. It is an idea that has come about from the way the term times fall …

Zero – Real time translation via a clever little microphone

Created by the Timekettle team, this is a great way to break down language barriers. It’s an affordable, super-portable translator which lets you do real time translation with a multi-directional microphone. This means you can speak to someone else in your language, with the gadget translating, and they …

IFA – F(x)tec Pro1. Android and a sliding QWERTY. Boom!

Oh, I like this already. A phone created by a startup in London, with a strange name, with brackets in it… and it’s a phone with a sliding QWERTY keyboard too. What’s not to like eh? They say that they want to deliver “niche mobile devices” but hey, …

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G announced

People do tend to overlook that “A range” of Samsung devices. For most, it has to be a Galaxy S handset or nothing. However, as we found before, the Samsung “A handsets” are actually really rather good. Now they’ve announced another one – the Galaxy A90 5G. It’s …

Live from IFA – Watch the Sony launch

Want to sit with us here in Berlin? We’re watching new the Sony Xperia 5, which is being announced on stage. You can get more details on the Sony IFA page or watch the whole event below. Get our thoughts and live photos on the Coolsmartphone Twitter feed. …

ASUS RoG II Gaming phone on display here at IFA

It’s September and, as Britain’s government is collapsing, we decided to head to Berlin for IFA instead. Today ASUS have got their highly anticipated RoG Phone II. This is a phone that we’ve already covered in July but it’s worth going over the phone again. It’s the first …

Two-screen LG V60 ThinQ smartphone coming to IFA 2019

Announcing your next phone before it’s announced? Well, sounds a bit crazy but that’s what LG have one. A teaser trailer of a new LG phone launching in September at IFA shows what initially could be a shark-fin camera, an opening smartphone, a dual-screen phone or a phone …

Sharp. Remember them? They’re coming back to Europe

Have a look at our Sharp categories. You’ll see that there isn’t a great deal about Sharp Android handsets. That’s because, well, you won’t find them in many places. However, they’re now taking a step back into the European smartphone market, with three new smartphones heading here very …

IFA2018 – Huawei Mate 20 lite announced

Meet the newly-announced Huawei Mate 20 lite. You can go and get one right now on the Huawei website. It’s going to set you back just £379 and it’ll be available from Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone and EE from October. It’s billed as the “first look at the Huawei …

Blackberry KEY2 LE announced at IFA

TCL have today announced a new version of their KEY2 family – the KEY2 LE Available from September at a RRP of £349, the LE is a great alternative to anyone wanting a keyboard powered smartphone without needing the power from the older brother version. Along with the …

IFA2018 – Gamers rejoice, it’s the Honor Play

Let’s go with the price on this one first shall we? It’s £279.99. Boom. That’s probably enough to get you buying it already. A cheap phone for gamers? Can there be such a thing? Well, yes there can. Go buy one. Go get one right now on HiHonor.com. …

IFA 2018 – Follow our updates on Twitter

If you’re trying to find out what’s coming next in the world of connected gadgets, tech and smart technology, IFA is a good place to start. IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) is Europe’s biggest consumer electronics show and runs from August 31st until September 5th. It’s held in Berlin and you …

NOA N8 Packs a 5,000 mAh battery and almost 6″ 18:9 screen

We’ve received an email from NOA. They’re about to launch their first smartphone with an 18:9 screen ratio and DTS audio. It’s called the NOA N8 and has a near 6″ screen, though it’s 720x1440px. It also has a 5000 mAh battery, which seems very decent, and that …

Alcatel IDOL 5 announced at IFA

A full aluminium body, curved glass and it’s 7.5mm thick. Not bad so far and, with a 5.2″ FHD 1920 x 1080 pixels screen at 423 PPI it’s going to be pretty decent to use. Specs on this one include 16GB of internal memory (plus a microSD slot, …

IFA – Honor paint the town .. Robin Egg Blue

Play House Plumb. Grape Jamboree. Butterscotch Tempest. Daft names for paint colours. You’ve probably seen those paint shades in your local DIY store and thought, “How do they come up with those names?”. Well, now mobile manufacturers are doing it too, and we’ve got some reasoning and descriptive …

LG V30 Arrives. Get all the details.

How does a phone with a 6″ screen sound? How about one with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU and 4GB of RAM? What about the 64GB of storage with a microSD slot? Sounding promising? Welcome, then, the new LG V30, announced just this morning. It’s one that has …

MWC – Hands on with the Nubia Z11

This one was actually launched at IFA last year but still takes pride of place on the Nubia stand. First there’s a “Standard Edition” which comes in either silver or grey. This has 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. It costs €499. Then you have the rather bling-tastic …

Xperia XZ – Review. Is this Sony’s best smartphone so far?

Sony has had an interesting year so far. It’s seen the launch of several handsets, including two flagships – the Xperia X and Xperia XZ. The latter of these phones is the subject of this review. If you wish to find out a bit more about the former …

No Headphone Jack for the New iPhone

3.5mm headphone jacks. They’re a standard, right? Well, as we saw earlier, it definitely looks like Apple are going to be doing away with it when they announce their new revolutionary handsets next week. After this post showing a new iPhone 7 cover earlier in the week I’ve …

IFA Berlin 2016 – Hands-on with the Neffos X1 Max

Here at IFA 2016 in Berlin I had a chance to spend some quality time with the newly announced smartphone from TP-Link, the Neffos X1 Max. TP-Link, the Chinese company probably best known to us as a networking equipment manufacturer, is widening its product portfolio to include smartphones. …

TP-Link Neffos line expanded with the X1 and X1 Max

Mention TP-Link and you might think of networking kit link the AC1900 WiFi range extender we took a look at recently. They sell network switches, routers, mobile hotspots and – although you may not know it – smartphones too. They’ve now announced an extension to their Neffos series …

More on the Huawei nova and nova plus

Yesterday you hopefully saw our coverage of the Huawei launch at IFA. There’s two phones – the Huawei nova above and Huawei nova plus, below.. Huawei continues to impress us here at Coolsmartphone and these new nova handsets look rather lovely in their aluminum unibody design. The nova, …

Sony at IFA – Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact announced

Sony. Remember them? Perhaps I’m being too harsh, but they don’t seem to be grabbing enough of the limelight in terms of phones. Today at IFA they’ve announced a couple of news phones, including the first flagship of their X series – the Xperia XZ. First, though, let’s …

HTC One A9s announced at IFA – A tweaked, lower priced A9.

We liked the HTC One A9 and gave it a glowing review. However, one thing I did point out at the time was the cost of the thing. My closing comments were… HTC are back. Just a shame about the price for the spec we’re getting in Europe …

Acer – Live from IFA

Can’t make it to IFA? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Today it’s Acer’s Global Press Conference and you can watch proceedings live below.. Matteo is in the event right now and will be giving you the full run-down on events inside the Acer launch very soon indeed.

IFA – Asus Booth tour

Asus were at IFA, and they asked me to head over and see them to see what they had on their booth this year. I had high hopes that I would see the long awaited Asus Zenfone Zoom alongside some other products. I was not expecting to see …

IFA – Acer launches the first premium Windows Phone 10 handset

At IFA last week, Acer launched a variety of devices, some of which we’ve already covered. For Windows Phone aficionados, there was some exciting news amidst an otherwise very underwhelming show. At a slightly bizarre launch, at which the two senior Acer representatives spoke over each other and gave the impression …

IFA – Acer Predator gaming tablet

Acer didn’t just have phones to release at the their event during IFA, they also unveiled the Predator Gaming Tablet… This is a very unique proposition. It is a tablet that has been designed primarily for gaming. It runs Android 5.1 on an Intel Atom X7 and is …

IFA – The Triby kitchen messaging system goes on sale

The connected fridge-magnet notification system known as Triby has appeared yet again. This time we’ve got some pricing, with Amazon offering it for $199 with deliveries beginning on October 30th. Here in the UK, although that works out at around £132, it’s £159 on Amazon.co.uk, but you can …

IFA – Acer’s new phones

Acer had lots to talk about at IFA, so I decided to pay them a visit and get some hands on time with their new products. Now, traditionally we tend not to see that many Acer phones in the UK – with the exception of their M220 that …

IFA – Huawei Mate S Unboxing

I have been lucky enough to have been given a brand new Mate S for review so, as is the norm, here is the unboxing. The unit I have been given is the 32GB standard version, not the premium version (apparently I am not special enough). 😉 So let’s …

IFA – Tado Smart Thermostat

Here at IFA there are loads of companies pitching Smart Tech in various different forms. I was able to visit one such company this morning. They are called Tado and they are starting to become very popular in the energy-conscious society that we live in. As we are …

IFA – New Moto 360 collection announced.

Motorola have just announced that in a similar vein to the Moto Maker for their phones, the second generation of the company’s smartwatch, the Moto 360 can be  fully customised in the Moto Maker design studio. Now you can choose from additional bezels, colours, materials, even a new double …

IFA – Xperia Z5 Range hands on.

I have been on the Sony booth here at IFA and have had a chance to have a play with their latest devices.  We have seen three new handsets – the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and the Xperia Z5 Premium. The major focus of the visit was …

IFA – Haier announces 5 new phones

One of the great things about the big shows like IFA is that it provides the opportunity for OEMs, big and small, to reveal their wares.  Announced today were five new handsets from Haier.  Not heard of them? Me neither, but that’s because they are new to the …

IFA – Revealed at last, the Huawei Mate S – Update

Well, although we saw it coming from a mile off, the end product is still pretty sweet. Huawei, who are rising fast in the smartphone world, have just shown their new baby – the Mate S. It comes with a cushioned rear and a “skid resistance” which should …

IFA – Huawei Watch officially released

This one has been waiting in the wings for a while, since MWC in fact it has popped up every now and again since but we were always missing one vital clue. The price well that has been announced. It is going to be selling for €399.00 starting …

IFA – GIGASET launch the ME smartphone range

Hello from Berlin once again, and today a company which is known for producing home DECT telephones had decided to go ahead and release three new smartphones. The ME Pure, ME and ME Pro come to us from GIGASET. All three of the ME smartphones are said to …

IFA – What’s in my bag

I am sitting writing this whilst waiting for my flight to board to go out to Berlin and I thought I would update you on what kit I am going to be using to bring you coverage of the event’s over the next few days. Here is an …

IFA – Huawei Mate S leaked early

We’re just snout to board a plane ahead of IFA. The event will showcase a lot of upcoming mobile tech, but Huawei are announcing their new device even earlier – tomorrow in fact. We’re all signed up for the launch, but it looks like @evleaks has already blown …