Tag: smartphone

Pimp my horn!

I have a very mad belief that there’s a direct correlation between the quality of a car and the sound of a car horn. Get in a Fiat Cinquecento and sound the horn. You’re gonna hear a “meep”. However, get yourself in a big Merc and you’ll gear …

Worst ever quarter for smartphone market

Rather unsurprisingly, people are buying less smartphones right now. We’re not exactly “mobile” and so we’re not buying as many mobile phones, despite the fact that they’re still widely available to buy online. IDC and Strategy Analytics are now showing that the smartphone sector has suffered its largest …

How the mobile-first world has been handled by iGaming

As with most web-based industries, the iGaming sector has been massively impacted by the sea change in web browsing behaviour. For a couple of years now, the majority of punters use their mobile phones to gamble. And it’s pretty much the same for bingo and online casinos. Of …

Realme 6 Pro to launch in days

It only seems like 5 minutes since we took a look at the Realme 5 Pro (which is available for a mere £209 on the UK Realme site) but wait, there’s a Realme 6 Pro around the corner and we’ll be seeing it for real this coming Tuesday. …

Gamers! Listen up! The RedMagic 5G is here!

Got yourself £539 and want to buy yourself a true gaming phone without breaking the bank? This is the RedMagic 5G, available right now from the RedMagic online store. There’s a couple of versions and so prices are as follows.. 8GB+128GB for $579 / €579 / £539 12GB+256GB …

Motorola edge and edge+ in the house

Remember these guys? They’ve been kicking around for a while now. Motorola are back, and they’ve launched their “fastest, loudest and boldest” flagship phones ever – the Motorola edge and edge+, all in lower-case letters too. Moto have gone with the “5G first” mantra (similar to OnePlus with …

Honor deals for the upcoming Bank Holiday

Apparently there’s another Bank Holiday coming up. In all honesty, I’m having enough problems keeping track of the days on lockdown, so chucking a Bank Holiday into the mix really isn’t going to make much of a difference. Anyhoo, Honor are offering up some deals on their smartphones, …

Sony Xperia L4 Now available in the UK

Available here for a mere £169 this is the new Sony Xperia L4. It’s got a 21:9 6.2″ 720 x 1680 pixel screen and is powered by a Mediatek MT6762 Helio octa-core 2GHz CPU. There’s also 3GB RAM, 64GB storage and a microSD card slot. Camera-wise there’s a …

DOOGEE introduces the ultra-affordable X95 smartphone.

In today’s world of £1200, £1300, and even £2000 flagship phones, its nice to hear that phones at the other end of the scale are still being produced with some surprisingly good specifications. Today Chinese phone manufacturer DOOGEE has announced the launch of its latest phone, the DOOGEE …

Podcast 253 – MoDaCo and Coolsmartphone lock it down

This one is a bit special and if you want to see the video version just head here. Paul O’Brien gave me a nudge and suggested we just have a relaxed chat and a discussion about the current coronavirus situation plus our favourite gadgets at the moment. The …

Board games that have moved online

Keeping the kids entertained right now is of key importance during this extended period of lockdown. The latest PS4 or Xbox games are great and YouTube, Netflix and so on will definitely keep everyone amused for a while but after that you’ll be looking for more. The classic …

The Motorola e6s arrives

Available in “Peacock Blue” or “Sunrise Red”, this is going to be available shortly in selected parts of Latin America, Europe and Asia. Motorola have announced the new phone, which is powered by Android 9 (Pie). Inside there’s a MediaTek Helio P22 CPU running at 2.0GHz. The e6s …

OnePlus prep a full 5G line-up

With 5G deployment ploughing ahead here in the UK, the OnePlus crew are going all-in, and will be showing off a range of 5G phones with their upcoming launch. CEO Pete Lau tells us.. This is a milestone both for OnePlus and our users. We’re proud to be …

New apps coming to you in 2020

Think you’ve seen all the apps that are out there? Well, don’t forget to cast an eye on the “New releases” section of your app store. There’s a stack of games and useful tools that might not come from the “big” developers, but are still really useful or …

Making your smartphone child-friendly

Like most parents out there, you probably know how much kids love grabbing your phone to watch videos, take less-than-artful pics, randomly call people in your contacts, or generally drive you crazy. But, probably much to your relief, the phone acts as a quick and easy way to …

How much data does your radio app really consume?

Some 9 years ago I performed a test of radio streaming over the internet. I was fed up with the slim choice of very “samey” FM radio station so, with the aid of some cabling (or a smartphone FM transmitter) I fed the audio output of my smartphone …

Moshi Digits Touchscreen Gloves- Review

There’s nothing like the approaching winter to remind you that you need to cover your fingers in a touchscreen-driven world. Upon writing this, here in the UK, we are being warned of a “cold snap” – so time to warm those hands up. In a world where people …

Building a modern, mobile-centric website

Websites, as you have most probably noticed, have changed immensely over the last decade or two. For us here at Coolsmartphone it’s been quite a transition. We had a separate website for mobile phone users, which was a slimmed down and low-tech version. To get the full experience, …

New research shows a shift in mobile habits

Research from Clas Ohlson has today revealed the extent of excessive mobile phone usage here in the UK. It reinforces the suspicions that many of us will probably already be aware of, with the findings showing the damage that can be done if you’re using you phone too …