Tag: review

RedMagic 9 Pro – Review

I have wanted to get my hands on the RedMagic 9 Pro since I first saw it up for release at the end of last year. During my time at MWC 24 earlier this year, I was able to get a chance to get some hands-on time with …

OnePlus Watch 2 – Review

I have embraced the Android smartwatch journey since the very first smartwatch that I owned back when the latest and greatest smartwatches you could get were running the first iteration of Wear OS (Android Wear), which came out in 2014. So for the last 10 years or so …

Honor Magic V2- Review

We have waited for 6 months for this review some of us patiently, some of us not so patiently (me). It is time to put the Honor Magic V2 through its paces. This phone is Honor’s 3rd in the V series but it is the second one to …

Flexispot X2 Power Reciliner – Review

I am getting a bit older in the tooth now than in the early days when I started writing for this site. Now there are a few things that you learn to appreciate more as you get a little older and one of those things is the benefits …

Cat S75 – Review

Time for me to get stuck into the review of the CAT S75 phone from Bullitt. I have been using the phone for the past few weeks as my daily driver and I have been able to put it through its paces as my daily use device This …

Honor Magic Vs 5G – Review.

This is a big launch for Honor as this is the first non-Samsung horizontal folding phone that has been launched in the UK. It is also aiming to be undercutting the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the recently announced Pixel Fold. if you caught the recent article …

OnePlus 11 5G – Review

I have been a follower and user of OnePlus devices for quite some time now and have had a variety of their devices over the years. I have witnessed the changes that have been made within the company from the early days up current day. There have been …

OnePlus Buds Pro 2 – Review.

So alongside the fabulous Oneplus 11 that I was sent for review there was another treat for me in the form of the OnePlus Bus Pro 2. Now I have dabbled with using Bluetooth earphones for quite a few years and I have been firmly ensconced in the …

Honor 70 – Review

Do you want a phone with a great screen great processor high capacity storage and decent memory? Do you want this phone to have a cracking camera with more video modes than you can shake a stick at as well? How nice, would it be if you get …

Flexispot Q8 8-in-1 Standing Desk – Review

I have really enjoyed using my Flexispot E1L standing desk. It has been performed admirably in its duty as my workspace and has been a joy to work on. However, it has had one major issue that I had not considered when I was offered the desk for …

Realme GT Neo 3 150W – Review

Another review time. We will be looking at the Realme GT Neo 3 150W. This is one of the latest devices from Realme and is a device that kind of sits in between the Realme GT 5G that was reviewed recently and the Realme GT 2 Pro in …

Honor Magic 4 Pro – Review

I was a great fan of the previous generation flagships that came out of the great behemoth that was Huawei of old when it still had a smaller scale sibling of Honor under its wing. Those days are gone and the likes of the Huawei P30 Pro got …

Relame GT 2 5G – Review

I have been using the Realme GT 2 5G  for a few weeks now and now is my time to pass judgement on this mid to high-end contender. It is a device that presents a very compelling argument as to the question of do you need an expensive …

Realme GT2 5G – Unboxing

That time of year has come around again when we get some new phones to unbox and review. First, one up this year is going to be the brand new Realme GT 2 5G which is hot of the press as it has only just been announced in …

Honor 50 5G – Review

Time to test the metal of the Honor 50 5G as we put it under a scope and see what makes it tick! Also, I want to see how the phone compares to the likes of its rival the OnePlus Nord 25G Design This is an area where …

New realme 8i – with bang for buck features

Say hello to the latest value offering from realme, the 8i Before I start, let us get the elephant out of the room – This phone is not a flagship killer, bleeding edge, top of the line or revolutionary, nor is it meant to be. What it does …

OnePlus Nord 2 5G – Review

OnePlus is a bit of a mystery as of late they seem to be trying to fight in both the upper-end flagship camp and in the Flagship killer mid-tier segment. The latest salvo in the mid-tier battle is the OnePlus Nord 2 5G and I have had the …

Realme GT 5G – Review

Is there a new “flagship killer” on the block?   That is the question that is being posed in the review of the latest phone from Realme the Realme GT 5G. I have been able to use one for the past few days, and I will try to …

HoverBar Duo – Review

At the beginning I thought “Nah not for me, but now absolutely love it” Good Points :- Really well made. Multiple viewing heights/angles. Included clamp increases versatility. Stylus holder in the base. Bad Points:- Can’t magnetically charge stylus while in the holder. Bit Pricey. Adjustments can be a …

OnePlus 9 5G – Review

I have reviewed the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G and I was left feeling a little bit uneasy as I had a distinct impression that OnePlus had lost its direction slightly. I have now been able to spend a good amount of time with the OnePlus 9 5G. During …

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G review – Should you believe the Hype?

Time to get this new phone under the microscope and this time it is a biggy it is the new OnePlus 9 Pro 5G. This is a phone I have been looking forward to using a lot since I started to see the rumours appearing on various sites. …

Realme 8 Pro – Review

A mid-ranger phone with a flagship camera sensor does it work as an alternative to a high-end alternative?This is the question I am going to attempt to answer during the review of the Realme 8 Pro. So for those of you who have not heard of Realme before …

Speck Cases – Review

Have you bought a new phone recently? Did it cost you a small fortune? Are you handling like you would handle a baby? If you can answer all three of these questions then I would recommend that you read this article as I like you have just bought …

XtremeSkins X30 and Skins for Galaxy S21 Ultra – Review

New phones are great but you want to keep them clean and shiny for as long as you can after you take them out of the box especially when you are spending the amount of money that the latest flagships like the Galaxy S21 Ultra demands.Well, the good …

Huawei Mate 40 Pro – Review

Can I use an Android device without Google services for my daily driver and does having an awesome camera makeup for the lack of services? These are the two real questions that I have been trying to answer over the past few weeks in my usage of the …

Christmas 2020. Oh, what a year that was!

Each year I tend to sign off for a couple of days over Christmas to unwind. This year, for all of us, has been one to remember – and perhaps not for the right reasons. Things started off quite well at Coolsmartphone HQ. We’d put the final touches …

BingoFit Smartwatch – Review

I’ll be honest, the lovely people at BingoFit Smartwatches sent me through a review unit of this BingoFit smartwatch some months ago but the entire cancer diagnosis has meant that the review has been delayed somewhat. It’s selling, right now, for just £22.31. Yes, a smartwatch, with app …

Super-G Powerbank – Review

Some three years ago I took a tour to the far-reaches of the Mobile World Congress. Back in Hall 8 we stumbled across something called “graphene” and didn’t really know a great deal about it. Now, though, we have a high-quality portable charger with a graphene composite battery …

OPPO Enco X Headphones – Review

Selling right now on Amazon for £169, these are the OPPO Enco X True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earphones. Available in black or white, they have an “up to” 25 hour battery life and they’re IP54 dust and water resistant. They’ve been created with a company called Dynaudio but …

Syncwire iPhone USB Car Charger – Review

Available on the Syncwire website for £11.99, this is the Syncwire iPhone USB Car Charger. As you’ll no doubt have noticed, this also has a second output so that you can plug in an additional device. Perhaps a dashcam, an additional phone, a Bluetooth speaker or tablet. Here’s …

Realme 7 5G Overview

Packing a very, very decent camera setup (believe me, I’ve tried it), this has also got a 6.5″ 120Hz LCD 1080 x 2400 pixel panel (20:9 at 405 ppi), an octa-core (up to 2.4GHz) MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G CPU and a microSD slot to boost the already-decent 128GB …

The OnePlus N10 5G – Up close

Both the OnePlus Nord N100 (a mere £179) and this, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G (£329) are both available to buy from the OnePlus website and you’ll stumble across them on Amazon, John Lewis and Three too. The OnePlus Nord N10 5G and OnePlus Nord N100 are the …

KIKR S1 – 2-in-1 Phone / Tablet Holder – Review

It might sound like something quite simple, but merely propping your phone up on something is always a bit of a pain. On a train, at your desk, at home, you might find that you’re using a chair, a pillow, a bottle or some other random object to …

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro – Review

My first impressions on this one definitely surrounded the size of the phone. It’s quite a weighty and large device at 218 grams and 9.3mm thick. Compare that to the 199g weight and 8.5mm thickness of something like the OnePlus 8 Pro. Sure, the extra 19 grams might …

Huawei Mate 40 Pro – First Impressions

Normally I would do an unboxing on a newly received phone, however this time around I am going to skip the unboxing as most reviewers have done that for me. What I am going to do is give you a bit of a rundown of my experience over …

Vivo X51 5G – Review

This one has taken me by surprise. It’s a phone from – in the UK at least – a relatively unknown manufacturer and it’s £749. That’s a lot to spend on a brand you may not be familiar with, and you’ll need to be looking at places like …

BlitzWolf BW-TS1 Tablet / Phone Flexible Holder – Review

If you’re looking for a quick, flexible and easy way to mount your iPad, tablet or smartphone, this could be just the thing. It’s available on Amazon for £28.99 as I type or on AliExpress for £24.99. It’s great for fitting onto kitchen worktops, but also works on …

Honor MagicBook Pro – Review

So the time has come to try and get my head around the Honor MagicBook Pro laptop review. I have already done a long piece on the hardware which can be found in my unboxing post. That is well worth a read as it will give you an …

Honor Watch ES – Review

So its that time again where we put a device under the microscope to find out if it is any good. This time around it is the turn of the Honor Watch ES. I want to get one thing out of the way first though. Even though this …

OnePlus 8T – Review

Sit this next to the OnePlus 8 Pro and you’ll notice some obvious differences. First, the screen is a nudge smaller – the 6.78″ AMOLED rounded-edge unit on the Pro (3168 x 1440 pixels @ 513 ppi and 19.8:9) has been switched for a 6.55″ AMOLED flat screen …