Tag: phablet

Samsung Galaxy Note9 – Everything you need to know.

Here it is then, the new Galaxy Note9. Yes, no space between “Note” and “9”. That’s going to trip us up for months to come. First, that “all day battery” has been confirmed.  This will be a 4,000mAh unit which will let you work and play all day …

Samsung Unpacks the Note 7

At a glitzy event today Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone at its Unpacked event. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 we will see in the UK will have a Samsung Exynos octa-core chipset, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which will be expandable via MicroSD. The screen on the …

My time with the HTC Desire 816

The large oversized phone market is a hugely popular one these days, some call them “Phablets”, some just call phones, I call them the future. I know it sounds a bit cliche, but I really do like a large phone these days. I have been a large phone …

Android App Review – Lazy Swipe

Large screen devices have a lot to answer for these days, they force me to wear trousers with large pockets, they force me to carry a man bag whilst I’m out and about and most of all they force my thumbs to stretch way beyond what they were …

Samsung announce the comically large Galaxy W

Bigger is better, right? Phones certainly seem to be getting bigger each year and certain companies keep pushing the boundaries of what we call a phone, what we call a phablet and what we call a tablet. The latest company to push this are Samsung with the recently …

Oppo Find 7a – Initial Impressions

Oppo are slowly getting a name for themselves in the Western world, here at Coolsmartphone we’ve bought and reviewed several of their recent flagships. This time round with the Find 7a it was down to me to dig into my pockets and order one. As I’ve only had …

Nokia Lumia 1320 – Review

Nokia are slowly and surely releasing devices of all shapes, sizes and to suit all different budgets. Want a smallish high spec phone? Yep they’ve got one. Small budget phone? Yep they’ve got one. Big super high spec phone? Yep they’ve got one. Somewhere in between these? Yep. …

Nokia Lumia 1320 arrives in the UK

A few weeks before it started raining we heard about the new 6 incher from Nokia. The Lumia 1320, which comes complete with 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and a dual-core 1.7GHz CPU, runs Windows Phone 8 and has a 5 megapixel shooter at the back to add …

Nokia Lumia 1520 unboxing

The day has come when Nokia will stand up and be recognised as a force to be reckoned with. This stance comes in the form of the stunning Lumia 1520. This large (there is no hiding it really) phone is the one that has been designed to bring …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Review

Let’s face it, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the new flagship for Samsung. No longer does the Galaxy S range sit at the top of the pile. With the original Note it was very similar to the S2, with only the screen size and the design being …

Images of the Nokia 1320 Batman phablet appear online

All the surprises are being taken away from Nokia fans ahead of tomorrows big device announcement event, it seems, because leaky old Twitterer @evleaks has gone and dropped a couple of images of the new 1320 phablet (previously known as ‘Batman’). Whilst we really don’t know exactly where …

GOCLEVER FONE 570Q – Review

The last few weeks have been interesting, I’ve been using the GOCLEVER FONE 570Q phablet as one of my main devices and it’s about time  for the main review. My initial impressions are here if you’re interested. The GOCLEVER is one of those devices that look identical to …

HTC One Max – Review

HTC have been making pretty good hardware for a while now and their latest range of ‘One’ handsets have been some of the most impressive phones of the year so far. However, large phones are becoming more popular now. We’ve already seen the Samsung Galaxy Note range and …

The Nokia Lumia 1520 sure looks like a big’un

Nokia are due to announce a range of new devices in Dubai on the 22nd of October. One of the rumoured devices is the rather large Nokia Lumia 1520. As usual as it gets closer to the date more details leak out. The latest being some photos of …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Initial Impressions

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 arrived on my desk a few days ago. The Note 3 marks the third generation of the Galaxy Note range, it also marks the third Galaxy Note that I’ve owned. So as is often the case with a new device here at Coolsmartphone …

LG Announce the LG Vu III

Today in Korea, LG unveiled the latest in their “Phablet” range, the LG Vu III. Slated for an October release, the 5.2″ monster will actually go on sale on September 27″ for a currently unspecified price. The handset sports the latest in the Snapdragon range of processors, the …

Nokia confirm 22nd October event

Nokia have just sent out a tweet which would confirm an event to be held somewhere on the 22nd October this year. The tweet just says simply… At Nokia, we never stop innovating. More to share on October 22 #Nokia #innovationreinvented pic.twitter.com/nlptrXE6jp After many leaks recently we assume …

Acer Liquid S1 phablet – Initial Impressions

The current generation of Acer devices are pretty impressive, at the top of the pile is the “S” range, which is the flagship device range. The Liquid S1 phablet is a great big thing with a 5.7″ screen and specs similar to the Galaxy Note II. I’ve had …

Lumia 1520 – More shots appear

It’s a phablet Jim, but not as we know it. Yes, it’s a big phone / small tablet hybrid but no, it’s not powered by Android or iOS. Someone doesn’t seem to be shy to wave this particular 6 incher around, and this time the shots are from …

“Phablet” appears in the Oxford dictionary

The Oxford University Press, famous for both the Oxford English Dictionary and the slightly less well-known Oxford Dictionaries Online, has been busy lately adding lingo. According to a partial list of new words published by Quartz earlier today (warning: Miley Cyrus ahead), a few technology terms have made the jump …

Xperia Z Ultra First Impressions

The day has arrived….. That magic day when you get your hands on with the object you have been lusting after since it was announced in all the glitz and glamour that go with product announcements. This device which is very firmly in the Phablet range with a …

Lumia phablet spotted, or at least part of one

Is it really 6 inches or is he holding it really close to the screen? Ha! That old trick. This, supposedly, is part of the upcoming phablet from Nokia. When they finish putting it together it’ll be yet another addition to their Lumia line, as Nokia continue to …

Huawei Ascend Mate – Review

Pop along to any major supermarket and you'll no doubt find a bargain-basement 7" tablet. Those cheap tablets will usually have a fairly large frame around the edge of the device but, for keeping the kids entertained, they will do. Now, imagine lopping less than an inch off …

Acer announce the Liquid S1 5.7″ ..ermm .. “phone”

Large phones are becoming a thing nowadays. With every manufacturer jumping on the bandwagon. What used to just be a niche market product made by Samsung has spiralled to what we have today. Acer have gone and announced the latest in the Liquid range, the S1. Which marks …

The HTC Phablet rumour that just won’t go away

We thrive on rumours and leaks these days, I can’t sleep some days until I’ve read what someone somewhere thinks some company might release at some point soon. Sometimes though @evleaks on Twitter is involved things are a little different, things are a little more real. So when …

Huawei Ascend Mate video overview

Yesterday we took a look at the Ovivo Mobile offering. Grab a SIM card for £15 and they’ll dish up 150 minutes, 200 texts and 500MB data on their Freedom Plan and you pay a big fat nothing per month. When you’re browsing you get an advert pop …

Three to stock the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Are you interested in that huge “phone” from Samsung, the Galaxy Mega 6.3? Well guess what, it’s coming to everyone’s favourite network Three. No word on official pricing yet, I just spotted this appear on their YouTube channel. I’ll update this article soon when we get some official …

Galaxy Mega 6.3 up for pre-order with delivery in July

“Are they big? I like them big… BIG!” The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is on its way, and you could be one of the first in the country to be lugging around this massive handset, because two major internet retailers have them up for pre-order. Expansys are asking …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 officially unveiled

The Samsung Galaxy Mega has been more or less official for the past week or so, at the end of the London Samsung Galaxy S4 World Tour event on Tuesday night it was announced that there would be Mega handsets available for demonstration, and so I finally got to play …

Asus Fonepad available on 26th April. Pre-order from Friday

Do you have a massive head? When I say massive, I’m talking equine. If a Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is too tiny for you, and the Huawei Ascend Mate won’t quite do it either, then the Asus Fonepad could be just the phablet you’re looking for. Yes, it’s …

Mega or Fonblet?

Phones are getting bigger and bigger, the Note II, the LG Optimus G Pro, the Huawei Ascend Mate, the rumoured upcoming Note 3 and of course those 7-8″ tablets from Asus and Samsung that can make phone calls. The term “phone” has become a somewhat almost misused word, …

ZTE announce the 5″ Grand S

ZTE have today announced the ZTE Grand S, which is a 5.0″ 1080p LTE phone at CES in Las Vegas.   The ZTE Grand S will become the firms flagship handset the high-end Grand Series line of products, the ZTE Grand S is the company’s first FHD smartphone and the …

Samsung announce the Galaxy Grand

Samsung have today announced a rather strange new device. I say strange because of a few of the spec choices. Design wise the Galaxy Grand looks an awful lot like the Galaxy Note II. Spec wise it’s a whole different story. It is a similar story to the …

HTC to produce the M7 – a 5 inch high-end phablet?

HTC is loving the 5-inch phablet form factor at the moment, what with the Droid DNA and J Butterfly launching in the USA and Far East respectively. But don’t think for a minute that the quietly brilliant Taiwanese company is stopping there. Several sources have leaked information on …

HTC Deluxe DLX images “leak” out online

As is usual with any new upcoming device images appear leading up to its release. The HTC Deluxe DLX is no different. We have already seen this device a few times as the Droid DNA is the US and the J Butterfly in Japan. Deluxe DLX is going to …

Do I need a Samsung Galaxy Note II?

Some of the more eagle eyed amongst you may be aware that I’m one of those people who swear by the original Samsung Galaxy Note. I’ve had it for about six or seven months now but I’ve started to become envious of the new Galaxy Note II. I’ve …

ZTE officially tease 5.9 inch Windows Phone

When it comes to massive phones Android have the market all to themselves, but not for long if ZTE have anything to do with it. ZTE’s marketing chief, Lu Qian Hao, has decided to tease us with what seems to be a huge Windows Phone. He tweeted the …

Samsung Galaxy Note II shifts 3 million in 37 days

It might have a huge screen, it might blur the lines between “phone” and “tablet” but the new Note II has proved pretty popular, shifting 3 million units in just over a month. The Note II, which we looked at recently, has a 5.5″ screen and that S-Pen …