Tag: MWC

MWC – Huawei Mate X sneakily snapped

A folding phone. I know, mad huh. Who’d come up with one of those? Samsung. OK. Samsung. They announced the Galaxy Fold just recently. It’s mad expensive but secretly yes, you want one. Now, as Spanish builders put the finishing touches to the Barcelona staging at Mobile World …

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked – LIVE

And so it begins. It’s that time of year again where Coolsmartphone heads out to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. The event is a melting pot of mobile phones, accessories, services and software. Anything to do with your phone is there, and the big launches will be happening …

Samsung Galaxy S10: Release Date, Price and Specifications

Barely a couple of months into the launch of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S9, the world has already turned its eyes towards the next in line – Samsung Galaxy S10. Marking the 10th anniversary of the company’s flagship series, the Galaxy S10 is touted to be one of the …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 224 Post-MWC

Matteo and Garry got together to have a chat about MWC and everything seen and announced. This is episode 224 of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Available on iTunes, whatever your other podcast client of choice is, and even YouTube. As usual, feel free to leave us feedback here or …

Mobile devices – Mobile gaming centres

If you are an avid gamer, having a smartphone that is a gaming powerhouse is definitely an advantage. Everyone knows that smartphones are not just for communicating or taking photos and videos anymore.  It can also be an excellent gaming platform. Mobile games are engaging and engrossing, and …

Wait a minute, that might be the LG G7 after all

During Mobile World Congress the LG G7 appeared on the LG stand in Barcelona. After this we heard that it was actually an early iteration of the device, and another device would probably take the LG G7 name. However, Evan Blass (leaker extraordinaire) has now changed his mind …

#MWC18 – Have we reached a plateau ?

A number of years ago, I questioned whether mobile phones had stopped evolving. This year, at Mobile World Congress, I think it’s happened. I think we’ve reached a plateau. A point where phones really aren’t going to make any huge leaps any more. Way back when I started …

#MWC18 – STK announce the X2

I know what you’re thinking.. “Who are STK?” Well, they’re actually selling into the UK and you can find out more about them on STKlife.com. At Mobile World Congress they announced the STK X2. It’s a smartphone with an attractive price-tag, just £269.99. It’ll be available in Black …

#MWC18 – Well, that was a busy one

Each February, the mobile community comes together in Barcelona to show off their latest creations. From across the globe they come, to do deals, trade business cards and launch new smartphones, new accessories, new ideas. Covering it all is no easy task, and I want to personally thank …

#MWC18 – Hands-on with the Hisense Infinity H11 Pro

Last year here at Mobile World Congress we saw the Hisense Rock and the Hisense A2 with its dual-screen arrangement. The latter was pretty interesting because the eInk rear panel meant that you could read books or place an image on the rear side without it nailing your …

#MWC18 – The Coolsmartphone Mobile World Congress HQ

The story so far then, and I’ll try to keep this brief. Coolsmartphone has been hanging around these internetz for over 15 years now and, for the last 8 years, we’ve been lucky enough be on site to cover the Mobile World Congress here in Barcelona. As an …

#MWC18 – Hands-on with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

This is another very impressive handset from Xiaomi. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is very new, appearing only this month, so a lot of visitors were trying to get hold of the phones which were being displayed here in Barcelona. The Note 5 Pro has a 5.99″ 1020 …

#MWC18 – Energous. Wireless charging from a distance

Wireless charging is great and, although it has been a staple of many Android phones for a few years now, it is very much a new thing for iPhone users. As a side affect from this, a lot more companies are showing interest in the tech now. As …

#MWC18 – A look at that NOA N10 iPhone X lookalike

No prizes for guessing what this handset reminds you of design-wise. It is, to be honest, the second handset with a “notch” that I saw in the very same hall, and some manufacturers aren’t afraid if taking “design ideas” from Apple. On the NOA stand it was the …

#MWC18 – Come on PanzerGlass, give it a PROPER whack!

On Monday we saw the guys from PanzerGlass hammering their own screen protectors to prove how well they protect your phone. Now, truth is that they do break sometimes, and they’re designed to do that if there’s a really, really hard impact. After all, it’s better to have …

#MWC18 – Something totally different. Hanmac hand-crafted phones.

The lengthy walk around the the halls started to make me a bit snow-blind this afternoon. In Hall 6 there was the usual mass of Chinese OEM’s offering their endless handsets. It was a positive sea of slabs, and it’s simply impossible to catalogue the entire lot. It …

#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, …