Tag: Sense

HTC launch the U12 life. Great specs, equally great price.

Whenever anybody puts “Life” in the name of their product, I somehow think of a Vauxhall Corsa Life. It’s a typically entry-level car with eco credentials. Here though, the new HTC U12 life (with a lower-case “L”) offers a high-end spec for a midrange price. Available in Moonlight …

HTC Desire 12 available for pre-order

Many months ago, when we used to have clouds here in the UK, the HTC Desire 12 was announced. Today we’re hearing that the device will be available from Amazon on July 14th from this link, but you can pre-order it now for just £149. For your money …

HTC announce U12+ flagship

HTC have just announced their latest flagship device – the U12+. It certainly is a beautiful looking phone too. Whilst many companies are going with a notch design on the front, HTC have decided to go against this and we’ve instead got a gorgeously large 6 inch display …

HTC Desire 12 and HTC Desire 12+ Announced

Remember the HTC Desire 11? Do you? Well, there wasn’t one. Not as far as we know. There was a HTC Desire 10, but no 11. How have we got to 12? We can only presume it’s to stop people getting confused with the HTC U11 we reviewed. …

HTC U11 UK pre-orders now live for the 128GB version

If the HTC U11 review sparked your interest, but you want a touch more storage space, today is the day for you. The one we looked at had 64GB, but now you can pre-order the unlocked 128GB version on the HTC website. Now, we should perhaps point out …

Romoss Sense 6 LED 20,000mAh Portable Charger – Review

Despite clever power-saving features in smartphones, there’s still one fairly standard rule when it comes to a battery. If you want it to last for ages, you’ll need a higher capacity. A higher capacity usually means a fatter, bigger, heavier battery.. and people don’t like that. So people …

HTC U11 – Review

There’s a lot said about the HTC U11. Some have called it a “return to form” or perhaps the greatest HTC handset for many years. Me? Well, I don’t totally agree, but I do need to explain why. I’m already impressed by the existing HTC U Play and …

HTC U11 – Photo special

HTC have dropped out of the limelight of late. Vodafone don’t seem to be ranging any of their handsets and Three are all out of stock of the HTC 10. Whilst playing with their U Play and U Ultra it occured to me that both handsets had pretty …

Archos announce a new smartphone line-up

Here comes the summer! Yes, it’s actually properly .. here! To celebrate, ARCHOS have sent us a box filled with ice-creams and lollipops revealed a new range of smartphones. There’s two “Diamond” handsets and two “Sense” phones. First is the Diamond Alpha, which is, according to the company, …

HTC U launch confirmed for May 16th

Just yesterday we covered news of the HTC U. Today we’re getting details on a launch on May 16th for this particular handset, and a tagline suggesting that it’ll be “squeezable”. Leaked details suggest that the frame will be touch-sensitive so you can gently squeeze it to perform …

MWC – Hands-on with the HTC U Play and U Ultra

These are definitely very nice looking gadgets indeed. The paint job on the back is particularly stunning and reflects and shimmers the light around as you move it. Available from March, the U Ultra is the larger of the two phones but both run Nougat 7.0, have microSD …

Bozlun B15P Fitness Tracker – Review

  Well doesn’t this look familiar? Indeed it should. This looks a lot like the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 we reviewed last year. Remember that? Here it is.. Indeed, this Bozlun B15P Fitness Tracker could probably fit in the same charging connector. It’s a similar size and has …

HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play announced

Fancy a handset that will help you through your day? With artificial intelligence and voice assistants becoming a big thing in tech, HTC have chosen to deliver a new helper in their two new handsets. Called “Sense Companion”, it can advise you to charge up if you’ve got …

HTC Desire 530 – Review

HTC have had a pretty tough time of it recently, and their range of handsets has definitely throttled back compared to years gone by. Remember the HTC Wildfire, ChaCha, Sensation, Rhyme and Butterfly ? The Desire series has outlasted all of them. If memory serves, we first saw …

The HTC Desire 530, 630 and 825 at Mobile World Congress

HTC decided to quietly push out this handset here in Barcelona. No big launch, no explosions, just a funky mid-range handset. Well, three actually, but we’ll get to the other two in a minute. They all have an extremely similar design and this, the HTC Desire 530, packs …

MWC – HTC One M10 coming out of the shadows

The HTC stand of 2016, if I’m brutally honest, has a lot of similarities with the HTC stand of 2015. The HTC Vive is on show and there’s a lot of handsets that were released some months ago. There’s a lot of HTC One A9 devices here, and …

HTC One X9 leaks out in crystal-clear shots

I properly love the HTC One A9. Although I loved the quality of the HTC One M7, M8 and M9 – I wanted something fresh and new. The HTC One A9 was it, and our HTC One A9 review resulted in a high score. You might’ve seen more …

Possible HTC One X9 leakage?

It’s safe to say that we were pretty impressed with the HTC One A9. Our review highlighted the great battery life and excellent build quality. Sure, it’s a shame that here in Europe we’re going to have to pay more for it and we’ll be getting the 16GB …

HTC One A9 – Review

A bit of history first, and perhaps a personal viewpoint from myself. Back in 2002 I handled my first HTC smartphone. It was branded up as an Orange SPV and it kick-started this entire website. HTC had a meteoric rise in the years following, releasing phones under their …

A week with the HTC One M9 – My final thoughts

Missed our “week with” articles? Here they all are… Day one – The criticisms Day two – The audio Day three – Up close Day four – The camera Day five – Making it your own Dan has also written up an extensive HTC One M9 review but …

HTC One M9 Review

Mobile World Congress is where most flagship devices get announced every year, and 2015 was no different. This year HTC arrived with an upgrade to their popular M8 phone which hopefully filled in the few missing pieces to make this the best phone they ever made. First of all a …

Fancy my One pink mini 2?

You’ve read our HTC One mini 2 review surely? Of course you have. You’re an avid Coolsmartphone reader and you follow us on Twitter too. How about getting it in a lovely shade of pink? Yeah, you’d love that. I know you well. You want a pink phone …

HTC One mini 2 Review

You might be confused already. A phone with two numbers in the title – one written as a word, one as a digit? It’s basically the shrunken-down version of the HTC One M8 which I spent a week with very recently, but of course you’re going to going …

HTC D616W, complete with octacore CPU, snapped

The jury is out on whether this is an “octacore” or “octocore”. Let’s just call it an 8-core phone because my spell check says they’re both wrong. This is the catchily-titled HTC D616W and, if I’m honest, it looks a lot like the HTC 816. The spec, however, …

HTC One vs HTC One

We’ve been at the launch event today and have already detailed all the HTC One features and the specifications you should expect. The new device is now in shops and available to buy, but how does it compare to the older version? Both phones go under the name …

EE offer fantastic HTC One (M8) deal

HTC have just announced the new HTC One just a few minutes ago. Yes, the NEW HTC One, which has often gone by the name “M8”. The official name is the HTC One (M8). Now we’re getting details from the UK’s largest 4G network – EE. They’ve got …

HTC One (M8) – The official specs

We’ve already covered the finer details of the HTC One (M8) so here’s those specifications you’ve been looking for. The device, if we’re honest, looks a lot like the original HTC One, but there’s more power. It’s taller too. The original was 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm, but …

HTC SenseTV appears on the Google Play store

Another app which looks set to arrive on the all new HTC One is this,  HTC SenseTV. It’s an update on the existing built-in infrared remote that can control your TV, set-top box and other kit. The new version has had a lick of paint and a big …

Further HTC apps confirm HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition

Hello, hello. What’s this I spy in the description of the recently-updated HTC Gallery app? Why, unless I’m very much mistaken that clearly says.. Support for HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition is limited to HTC Photo Edit. This alone confirms that yes, we will be seeing a …

HTC Sense 6.0 video demo

How long has it been since the last HTC One (2014) leak? A day or two? Well, it’s time for a look at the all-new HTC GUI that should be on board – Sense 6.0. As you’ll see, a “Motion Gesture” option seems to be available, which will …

Update – HTC M8, in slate, looking great, not long to wait

We saw the gold version just yesterday and now @evleaks are back with another leaked press render of the new HTC M8, which is show here in black or slate grey. The M8, which is apparently getting the name “The All New HTC One” (let’s hope not eh?) …

The new HTC One leaks again, this time in official-looking picture

It’s another one from serial-leaker @evleaks and adds a small amount of extra detail to leaks we’ve already seen. This image of the HTC One 2, HTC Two or the “New HTC One” (depending what you choose to believe naming-wise) shows the handset in gold.. We’re now assuming …

HTC M8 reappears as the HTC One 2? More pictures to drool over

We’re seeing a little more of the HTC One successor every day. What we’re not seeing though, is a launch event. Still no news about what HTC are doing at Mobile World Congress, even though it’s looking like this will be their new device and it’ll probably be …

Picture special – HTC Desire 601 now available on O2 in red

Last September HTC announced the Desire 601. It’s a mid-range device with a 4.5″ QHD display and the video montage feature we also saw on the Desire 500. The handset also includes a dual-core 1.4GHz CPU, which – despite the fact it’s called the Desire 601 – actually …

HTC Desire 500 Review

It’s got many of the HTC One features, but it’s much cheaper. Currently you can pick one up unlocked for less than £200, so does the HTC Desire 500 perform? Specs Weight – 123g Dimensions – 131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9mm Display – 4.3″ WVGA CPU – Quad-core …

HTC Sense 5.5 Screenshots emerge

The next version of HTC Sense seems to be leaking out onto the web quite a bit, and yet more screenshots have now made their way onto servers across the planet. The new version contains a lot of features that already in version 5 but are currently disabled. …

HTC One in Glamour Red – Photo special

Morning all. I’ve got two bits of good news for you today. First, it’s Friday. Secondly, we’ve got a beautiful red HTC One for review. Yay! Now, I’ll let you into a secret. Come, follow me around the back of the Coolsmartphone servers and we’ll have a quick …

HTC One mini review

The HTC One is the best handset that HTC have made, in my opinion at least. Now they've shrunk it down, but only a little bit. Whilst writing this review I've shown this new HTC One mini handset to three HTC One owners and they're all pretty impressed …