Tag: samsung

MWC – Get ready for Samsung Unpacked

Every year we pack up the Coolsmartphone office, grab a flight to Barcelona, and cover the utter insanity that is Mobile World Congress. To many it might sound like some sort of business conference, but it’s the place where the latest mobile phones, services and apps all get …

Three and EE launch Samsung Galaxy S9 pre-registrations

Being careful not to reveal whether it’s the Galaxy S9 or just the Galaxy 9, Three have put their pre-registration site online already. Once the thing is actually announced, you’ll be one of the first to know exactly when you can get it and how much it’ll be. …

More Galaxy S9 and S9+ details

Samsung is now gearing up to launch the 2018 versions of its flagship Galaxy series, the S9 and the S9+. They have an unpacked event scheduled for the 25th February, which is just prior to this years Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona. Both handsets will be powered by …

Buy a Samsung, get yourself some free Festival Tickets!

I got me an email from Samsung! Yes!! This has to be the Samsung Galaxy S9 launch invite. Ah no wait, it’s not. Instead it’s a new special offer from Samsung and Mobile Phones Direct. If you buy a Galaxy S8, an S8+ or a Galaxy Note8, you …

Samsung 128GB and 64GB MicroSD cards – CHEAP!

If you’re looking to up the storage capacity in your phone, a massive 128GB should do it, right? Well yes, but normally decent quality microSD cards of this size are over £50. Not, however, right now. Amazon are selling this Samsung card, which comes complete with a free …

4 Reasons that bloggers need a Samsung Galaxy Note 8

My main driver is still the Honor 9. It’s shiny, you can use it one-handed and it’s a gorgeous thing to look at. As a blogger, your smartphone is the most important bit of tech in your life. A few years ago it would’ve perhaps been a camera …

A week abroad with the Note 8

Usually, when I go on holiday I like to reach out to contacts I have made over the years to loan a recent device to road test. This year, Three kindly stepped up and loaned me a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for me to use. You may remember …

Yet more Black Friday deals

Black Friday seems to now start and end on completely different days and goes on for quite some time. But hey, if we can cut through the “not really that good” deals and find the “properly good” deals then we should be alright. Here’s the selection available from …

OK, we’ve got a better one. 6GB per month for a tenner

Just last week we found a SIM-only deal on Plusnet which gives 5GB of data for £10 per month. Now though, Virgin Mobile have gone one better with 6GB of data for £10 per month on a SIM only deal. This one runs until December 20th and Virgin …

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 …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 213 Late Second Take

While the Coolsmartphone Podcast Editing Elves continue their journey of self flagellation, some of us are in Berlin reporting from IFA for you. Here is episode 213 of the Coolsmartpone Podcast. Ready to download from your Podcast client of choice, watch on Youtube and listen to here on …

Samsung Note 8 – The deals!

The jury is still out on whether we should actually be calling it the Note8 or the Note 8, but either way you can get all the details here. If you want one, we’ve got you a list of all the offers and deals, courtesy of the various …

Sky Mobile – New £35 deal for bundled Sky TV and a mobile

Sky are pushing hard into the mobile arena, but they’ve now announced a better deal if you want some Sky TV action too. Their newly-announced £35 per-month deal delivers an iPhone SE on a “Swap24” plan. This, along with their appropriately-named “Swap12” offering, lets you upgrade to the …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – All the details and the live launch

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Yeah. That didn’t go well did it? It became famous for all the wrong reasons – appearing on warning signs at airports and generally becoming the butt of jokes involving explosions or fireballs. Today marks the launch of the Note 8, and the …

First Snapdragon 845 chips bagged by Samsung

At the beginning of this year, Samsung managed to broker a deal with Qualcomm to reserve the first batch of the Snapdragon 835 chips for their latest flagship device – the Galaxy S8. This gave the Korean mobile giant the jump on other OEMs for releasing devices with …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 spotted on Geekbench

With mere days to go until the launch of the next big Samsung device, details of the handset have appeared on Geekbench, the cross-platform benchmark site. According to Telefoon.nl the SM-N950F model number reveals the fact that it’s the Note 8, and although the score isn’t massively high …

Face Off – Samsung Galaxy S8+ and Huawei P10 Plus

The Huawei Press Team sadly ripped away the Huawei P10 that I’d got slightly attached to recently. I took a liking to it and really didn’t want to give it back. Having a good camera and having a good battery life go a long way with me. The …

“Alexa, is my door locked?”

All is quiet, nothing is stirring, not even a mouse and you shout “Alexa, is my door locked?”. No this isn’t the beginning of a weird Internet of Things horror movie but the introduction to Yale’s Keyfree Connected and Keyless Connected Smart Locks in conjunction with Samsung’s SmartThings. To …

Broken phone? How about fixing it yourself then?

So, your phone breaks. You’ve got no insurance. You have to pay a fortune to fix it, right? Well, yes. Even if you’ve got insurance you’ll still need to pay for the excess, and that can increase wildly depending on who the insurance is with, what you’ve done …