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OnePlus Nord – Review

So, let’s take a look at a phone that is definitely not the Oppo Find X2 Lite with a slightly different selfie camera setup (that is £399 by the way). No, this is the OnePlus Nord – a phone which costs £379 if you want the 8GB / …

OnePlus Buds. Hands on!

These have a passing resemblance to the new Google Pixel Buds (which cost £179) but they’re £100 less at just £79 from the OnePlus website. I’ve given these a try and they give a very similar sound quality to the Honor Magic Earbuds, but there’s no active noise …

The OnePlus Nord. Hands on and unboxing!

This is the one we’ve all been waiting for, and the handset that could potentially start turning the smartphone world on it’s head. This is a phone which is affordable but carries a lot of the tech and specs you’ll normally see in those crazy-expensive £1,000+ phones. This, …

Another OnePlus Nord leak

The might @evleakshas just dropped some renders of the upcoming OnePlus Nord. These seem to match the brief glimpse we got in a previous leak. The reveal seems to confirm a quad-camera setup and that dual hole-punch selfie camera setup we saw earlier. In addition to all that, …

Did the OnePlus Nord just pop out?

Leaks-a-go-go over the weekend, with the OnePlus Nord apparently due to get a dual selfie camera and a very tall and thing aspect ratio. Several tweets picked out this particular image from the OnePlus Nord Amazon India store… The OnePlus Nord looks to be hitting the “Why do …

More selfies than ever!

The nice people at Honor have gone and commissioned a London-based street photographer to capture images on their new Honor 9X. Shane Vincent has grabbed snaps on the phone as research reveals that 85% of Brits admit they’re posting more selfies than ever before – and men are …

Huawei P30 Lite – Review

Put the word “Lite” into the name of your next smartphone and, well, it doesn’t help with your expectations. It’s like when you’re buying a car. If it’s a Vauxhall Corsa “Life” or a base model Kia Rio, you’re not going to get all the kit and toys …

Honor 20 Pro official images appear

We know that the new Honor 20 Series is coming on May 21st, but – rather interestingly – they’ve decided to let us take a look at the phone ahead of the actual launch. The official image is above. That’s a bit weird, sure, but if you notice …

MWC – Meet the nubia Alpha wearable phone

We’ve seen foldable phones in Barcelona, and – in years past (actually, it was 2016!) – we’ve seen flexible displays. The latter was actually first brought to our attention as a possible wearable by FlexEnable but they didn’t have the necessary capacity to make it a full-on production …

A week with the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro – Day 2. The camera.

This morning I woke up. It was a bright, sunny day and the birds were gently tweeting their morning chorus. It made me feel lucky to be alive. I couldn’t wake to spring out of bed and greet the day with big, open arms. Ah well, no. Not …

One of the best photographs of Birmingham, taken on an iPhone

I’ve been kicking around this planet for a while now and, as I live in Staffordshire, I’ve visited Birmingham quite a bit. Nowadays you’ll find me doing the Birmingham Velo whilst my wife goes shopping in Selfridges. In parts the city still has problems and the issues that …

Mixcder E7 active noise cancelling headphones – Review.

Back in December I carried out a review of the Mixcder MS301 Premium Bluetooth headphones. I was extremely pleased with them. Both the sound and build quality was excellent, and I gave them an overall score of 92%. You can read that review here. Well now I’ve been sent …

Sony Xperia XZ2 – Review

The Introduction Just a week or so ago we posted the Sony Xperia XZ1 review, so it would only be right to follow it up with the newer XZ2. As they have done so many times in the past, Vodafone UK kindly loaned us one so we could …

Huawei are up to something

Hello, what’s this? Some postcards? Sent via Royal Mail? From Huawei? What could it all mean? With Mobile World Congress just a week away, we figured Huawei might be sending us something about that, but it looks to point to a P20 launch in Paris on March 27th. …

IFA – The LG V30, hands on

We’ve managed to get our hands on with the newly-announced LG V30. It’s a big launch here at IFA for the company, but we’re still not exactly sure whether it’ll be coming to the UK. The closest we have is “key European markets”. We’re hoping.. Anyhow, here’s it’s …

Samsung Galaxy Note8 – Hands on

Did you see the Galaxy Note8 launch? We’ve got all the Note8 details and we’ve taken an in-depth look at the Note8 deals on offer too. But how about seeing the thing in the flesh eh? Let’s see. It’s pricey. Very pricey, so we had to handle this …

Home, Sweet Home. NAS and WiFi picture backup

At home I have a NAS box. I originally purchased one of these because I’ve somehow used all the storage that my cloud provider had available and the cost to upgrade was nothing short of insane. I’d tried other providers, however the cost, the reliability, and the fact …

LG V30 pictured

The smartphone manufacturer has been keen to let us know certain bits of information about their upcoming V30 device. It’s going to have an F1.6 aperture camera with a glass lens. The dual camera setup also gets laser detection autofocus, optical image stabilization and electronic image stabilization too. …

Blackberry KEYone – Pretty Pictures

The BlackBerry KEYone is a device we saw being launched in Barcelona at MWC. I’ve had one for a while and a review is coming soon to Coolsmartphone.com. In the meantime, here are some hands on shots of the device, with plenty of greenery in the background.

MWC – THAT new BlackBerry. Hands-on with the KEYone

This was tucked away around the back of the Alcatel stand but there was no shortage in interest. It’s a bit of a heavy thing at 180g and we’ve already posted a BlackBerry KEYone gallery after it leaked all over the place last Saturday morning. This one is …

MWC – We finally got a look at the Kodak Ektra

We’ve given the press people at Kodak quite a few emails now. We’ve still not been able to borrow one, so during our trip around the Mobile World Congress we finally got a few minutes to have a look at the Ektra in the flesh. It sells for …

MWC – Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked image

The one device we’ve not seen here is the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8. Although Samsung did have a press conference, and although they have a massive stand here, the S8 hasn’t shown up. Until now.. Serial leaker @evleaks has just posted this image, which has the date …

Samsung Galaxy S8 handsets leaked

The grand-master of the phone leakers, Evan Blass, has just dropped this little nugget on Twitter. It’s the new Galaxy S8 from Samsung.. When I say “it”, there’s actually going to be two phones. Gone are the navigation buttons you’ve grown used to in previous Samsung Galaxy handsets …

Fancy a Selfie Ring ?

Christmas seems to have just flown by, and somehow we’re just days away from February. During the festive season, as part of the regular “works Christmas do”, I got to go to the Zulu Sundance party  at the NEC in Birmingham. It was definitely different, and you’re met …

Honor 6X First Impressions

First impressions matter. Or so we are led to believe. My Honor 6X arrived today and I’ve wasted no time taking it out of its box and popping my SIM and a memory card into it. The things I do for Coolsmartphone.com and you readers. The Honor 6X …

Google Pixel Leak – Pics and specs revealed

Looks like someone at Carphone Warehouse is going to be buying the Fail cakes after full details and product shots of the Pixel and Pixel XL spilled all over the interwebs. The actual launch is tomorrow, but we now have various photos and specs of both devices. These …

Honor 5C – Picture special

The Honor handsets are helping to cause problems for Android manufacturers wanting to price their phones highly. As part of Huawei, the Honor handsets deliver all the Huawei technology but at a crazily competitive price. This is the Honor 5C. A phone you can buy for £149.99 unlocked. …

Huawei P9 – Camera test and up-close images

Yesterday we reported live from the Huawei #OO launch and it quickly became apparent that the “double OO” referred to the double lens setup of the new Leica camera at the rear of the P9 and the P9 Plus. First, the difference between the two phones. The P9 …

3 in 1 Lens Set – Review

Taking snaps on your phone is something everybody does. Taking artistic ones, well… that’s maybe a bit tricky unless you have something like this. Now, you may have seen these clip-on lens gadgets before. It’s a simple idea. You use a clip which is almost like a soft …

Nexus 6P – Night shot special

I’ll be honest and say that this is a bit of a quick and dirty post. See, I had a read of our Nexus 6P review and I’ve had chance to borrow one. I’ve been using the phone to take some photos, including some of the ones used …

Sony Xperia Z3+ – Photo Special

Today we were lucky enough to get hands on with Sony’s new flagship the Xepria Z3+. This is a really nice evolution of the Z3 and one that would make a nice upgrade from anyone who is using a Xperia Z or Xperia Z2. It is also a …

LG G Flex2 – Photo special

Way back in March 2014, before I started going grey after typing a ber-zillion posts a week, I took a look at the banana-shaped G Flex from LG. What they were basically trying to do was make an impact. People had seen the same old political parties slab-shaped …

Smartphones – Killing conversation, stopping friendships.

You guys come here, hopefully, because you love your gadgets and smartphones. Even those who don’t have a vested interest in the latest technology probably still have a smartphone of some kind, and they’re probably more than capable of surfing the web, getting Facebook updates and plugging themselves …

HTC One M9 pictures leak out ahead of MWC

Yay! Just a few weeks to Mobile World Congress and we’re getting the inevitable leaks ahead of the event. Yesterday we found some early details on the HTC One M9 but now we have some prototype photos and, as expected, it looks very similar to the already award-winning …