Tag: rugged

DOOGEE upgrades its rugged S90 to Pro Edition

DOOGEE Hengtong Technology Co. Ltd has been around for a while developing smartphones for those how need their phones to take hard knocks. DOOGEE is taking pre-orders for the upgrade to their S90, which offers the new Android 9.0 Pie which means that the phone uses AI (Artificial …

An Android bike computer

Remember my overview of the Unihertz Atom? It’s a tiny Android phone which has all the features of a normal smartphone, just with a smaller screen and a very rugged appearance. Available on Amazon for £219.99, you can also get this bike mount for £12.99 to rig it …

MWC – Doogee S90 shown off

Just before I left MWC I was able to see one last phone and this was one that I was particularly interested in. It is from a company called Doogee, which is a Chinese brand that has been specialising in making ruggedised phones. They have been doing this for a while …

Fancy some rugged Jelly? Meet the Atom

Last year we reviewed the teeny-tiny Unihertz Jelly Pro. It’s a regular Android phone, but shrunken down to 7.8 x 12.5 x 5 cm with a 2.45″ screen. There’s everything in there that you’d expect. WiFi, GPS, 4G and all the usual apps, but it’s tiny enough to …

#MWC18 – Meet the Land Rover Explore

Sadly no, we’re not getting to test-drive a new Land Rover. However, Land Rover have started making phones. This is their first, and it comes via Bullitt Group, the same people who came up with the CAT phones. It’s another rugged handset for rugged lives. It’ll be on …

#MWC18 – The CAT S61. A phone that can smell.

Back in 2015 I managed to get a look at some cool new tech that could give your smartphone a sense of smell. Now, it’s here, inside the all-new CAT S61. This is a smartphone that can check the air quality around you. It’ll measure temperature, humidity and …

Doro 8020X Overview

If you’re of a certain age the Doro handsets will definitely appeal. They’re simple to understand, easy to use and have an intuitive method of getting tasks done. Some of their line-up, like the 6050 we looked at yesterday, are more simplistic. Other handsets pack further features, such …

Huawei P10 rugged cases available from Urban Armor Gear

If you’ve got yourself an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy S7 you’ll find it relatively easy to find a case for it. However, if you’ve got a phone made by another manufacturer then it can sometimes be a little tricky to get hold of one. Take, as an …

Nomu S10 – Review

Here at Coolsmartphone we are approached by device manufacturers from all over the world. I must admit that it is the unheard-of devices from the far-east that intrigue me the most, so I jumped at the chance to review the unknown brand Nomu and their S10 device. ‘Who …

Nomu have a sale on, and their smartphones were already cheap anyway

We’ve got ourselves a Nomu S10 on test at the moment. Sure, you might not have heard of Nomu, but it’s a decent waterproof and lifeproof Android handset with a 5″ 1280×720 pixel HD screen and is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Mediatek CPU. Running Android 6.0 there’s …

DEWALT announce a tough phone too

Creating a tough smartphone is something a number of companies have already tried. Over the years we’ve seen Energizer, JCB and CAT have all released smartphones which can survive the bumps and knocks of working life. Now DEWALT are having a go at it too, and the dual-SIM …

Moto X Force released

Did anyone else notice that Motorola had released a new phone in the USA over the last few days? Well they did and it was called the Droid Turbo 2. Now Motorola have decided that we UK buyers are also worthy of such a powerful device too, albeit …

Introducing the Cat S40 rugged smartphone

Want a rough, tough phone that’ll do all that clever smartphone stuff? A phone that won’t break merely by you looking at it, but will still let you keep up with your mates and their flashy smartphones? Cat have a new smartphone on the way. It’ll sell for …

Bluetooth Speaker #4467 – The Braven BRV-PRO

Why has this guy got a Bluetooth speaker on his surfboard? Just why? We’ll never know. Yeah. Perhaps he wants some music blasting out while he catches some waves or something. Maybe. I think he’d perhaps be better without that attachment on the front, but whatever floats your …

Tech21 Patriot Case – Review

I think I have a fetish for cases, either that or I have just never managed to find the right one. I’m always swapping and changing. Now this is my next victim, the Tech21 Patriot Case. This is a rugged case for my iPhone 6 Plus. Tech21 assure me …

ECOXGEAR ECOROX rugged speaker – Review

Ian is our go-to guy for the Bluetooth speakers, but recently I’ve had a few to play with and one of them is the ECOXGEAR ECOROX Rugged Bluetooth Speaker. The ruggedness of the speaker appealed to me, and I like to have things protected. The first thing you …

Kyocera announce the tough Torque smartphone

If there’s a printer in your office, chances are it’s a Kyocera. If not, there’s going to be one not too far away. Now though, Kyocera are to enter the smartphone market and will be presenting their “ultra-rugged” 4G smartphone at Mobile World Congress in just a few …

Cat announce the durable and nippy S50

Over the years we’ve rather enjoyed dunking the Cat phones in water and giving them some general abuse. They’re tough, rugged smartphones designed for tough, rugged people like myself. Oh yes. But.. Let’s be honest. If you put one next to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5 …