Tag: smartphone

Using your smartphone for log management

I work in IT and I have a definite love / hate relationship with the infamous “Windows Event Viewer”. Log management has come a long way though, and you don’t just need to rely on the built-in tools as there’s now a variety of alternatives. That means that …

Hot trending apps to ease the boredom away

Got nothing to do? Got some time free? Waiting for a bus? Are you perhaps on a train, in a lift, on your lunch, in the coffee queue or waiting for a lift? Chances are, you’ll be looking down at your phone to soak up some free time. …

Realme X2 Pro – Up close and personal

OK, stop everything. Let’s talk pricing before we go any further. This has just been launched here in Madrid with a starting price of €399. €399! That’ll get you 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. Cheap. Really cheap. There’s an 8GB + 128GB version for €449 and a 12GB …

Live – Realme lands in Europe

We were in London just days ago at the OnePlus 7T launch and now we’re in Madrid. Arriving yesterday it was raining heavily, but the view this morning from our breakfast table is absolutely stunning. Today it’s the turn of Realme, who are hoping for an equally bright …

Preserving battery life on your smartphone

As you’ll have no doubt seen here at Coolsmartphone, there’s a definite increase in powerful gaming phones of late. They’re brilliant. There’s enhanced graphics capabilities, a number of faster processors and bigger, faster-charging batteries. However, if you’re trying to play a game on your phone which is both graphic and …

Stick a very small camera in your ear. Apparently.

You should see my inbox. It’s absolutely nuts at the minute. Outside, the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Inside, I’m getting emails asking me to publish stuff like this. Well, OK. I’ve cracked. I’ll pimp your utterly random and totally weird thing, because with the …

Realme X2 Pro on the horizon, looking good

Despite what people may say, here in the UK we’ll still be part of Europe no matter what happens. That, bear with me, matters because companies like Realme are heading to Europe and they’ve got some serious kit in tow. This, the Realme X2 Pro, is on the …

Microsoft are back in the phone game

A phone? From Microsoft? And it’s running Android? Are you having a laugh? Well yes, possibly, the release date on this is over a year away – Christmas 2020 – so whether the Microsoft Surface Duo and slightly larger Surface Neo will ever actually appear is up for debate, …

EarFun Go Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Priced at £35.99 on Amazon you might be thinking, “Oooh, that’s a bit much for a speaker”. Indeed, you can pay less for your next Bluetooth speaker, but – when you’re shopping on the internet – a lot of speakers do look the same. The sound and build …

Xiaomi go utterly bananas. Meet the Mi MIX Alpha!

It’s a concept phone, surely? You won’t be able to buy it.. will you? Oh wait. No, Xiaomi tell me that they’re going to start small-scale production of this one at the end of September! The Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha is pretty much all screen. A 180% screen-to-body …

Mobile Phones: Is free really free?

The economy is tough all over the world and everyone is looking to save money. Whether you are buying food, filling your car up with fuel or grabbing clothes everyone is looking for bargains, discounts, and deals. The same is true for your mobile phone, with handset manufacturers …

Vodafone 5G expands further across Europe

Thanks to the many benefits of being in the EU, you can go abroad right now and benefit from inclusive roaming on your phone. If you’re on Vodafone, you get 5G roaming, and this has just expanded so that 62 towns and cities deliver the super-speedy system. Vodafone …

Retro-fitting wireless charging on your smartphone

You may have seen these floating around on Amazon (here) or eBay (here). For those of you, like me, who have a smartphone without the clever wireless charging, you can retro-fit this by slipping one of these between your phone and the case. It comes with a near-flat …

IFA – TCL brings us a Dotch-packing PLEX

Wait, who? Well, TCL were behind the re-emergence of the mighty BlackBerry. We had a look at their KEYone handset a couple of years ago and this year they showed off the new red BlackBerry Key2 and some very nice flexible screens this year. But what else have …

Trump knocks Huawei off the table in China trade talks

Whilst being “fully engaged” monitoring Hurricane Dorian at his Golf course in Potomac Falls, President Trump has somehow also found time in his busy schedule to talk about the continual teasing of Huawei. The President, who called a previous hurricane “one of the wettest we’ve ever seen from …

Did you relax on holiday? Many are still glued to their phones

Here in England we’re starting to see the onset of Autumn, with leaves only clinging on and the weather turning a bit cooler.  Our suitcases are still cluttering up the house though, because many of us will only just be returning from our summer holidays. But, is it …

Honor 20 Pro – First Impressions

Now, normally this is where I would be talking about the unboxing of a new phone and would introduce you to video where I do just that. However, in the case of this phone, I’ll be doing something more. The reason is quite simple. It has been done …

ByteDance getting into the smartphone business

Given the difficulties currently being experienced by Huawei when it comes to the American and European markets, it’s likely that we’ll soon be one major smartphone developer down. Huawei will be able to continue trading within their home country of China, but without access to Android’s operating software …

Smartphones – Changing learning and teaching

Geez I’m old now. I mean, proper old. When I was at school, if our class was given an essay to write or a book to review, there was no easy way. No simple research option. No, you had to read the book, you had to go to …