Tag: smartphones

Advantages of gambling on mobiles

In the modern world, technology keeps the first place in everyday life. Almost all the aspects of our living have become easier and quicker with technology. Especially now that mobile phones and smart phones are more than ever necessary tools for everybody. As the pandemic has affected public …

Honor Black Friday Deals are on!

If you’re looking for smartphones or wearables or Christmas, this is the place to be. Maybe you want to grab a well-priced gift or perhaps even treat yourself? Well, just a few short months ago we thought we’d got a proper bargain on the Honor MagicWatch2, which was …

No more locked smartphones!

Those with longer memories may remember this being quite a problem, but now we’re seeing more and more networks selling phones which are unlocked out of the box. Wait. What’s a locked phone anyways? Well, back in the day – and as a way to keep you tied …

The new normal has been forced upon us, but it’s here to stay.

With a second coronavirus spike now sliding into view, the idea of “going back to the office” is fading into the background. Remote working is rapidly becoming the “new normal” and the idea of cramming ourselves onto public transport in order to spend time in an expensive office …

Importance of Artificial Intelligence in gaming

Many online games – whether they’re racing car games, first-person shooters, or strategy games – have various parts controlled by AI. As an example, the enemy bots, enemy characters or vehicles that move around your game. The main reason for using AI in gaming is to deliver a …

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, …

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 …

Nokia become the official No Time To Die partner

If I think about a Bond film, I nearly always think about Sony Ericsson or just Sony phones. The franchise has long used “product placement” but today it’s the turn of the HMD Global Nokia phones. They’ll be featured in the upcoming “No Time To Die” movie, which …

Black Friday! Let’s bash those cards!

This year we’re going to stick all the deals into this one article and update it as new ones pop up. If you see one that’s great and hasn’t been featured here, get in touch or hit us up on Twitter. “But wait!”, I hear you cry, “Black …

How times change!

Those who visit here regularly might know that we’ve been online for quite some time now. We’ve seem the rise and fall of many mobile phone manufacturers over the years, even a few operating systems too. In all honesty, it looks like the next few months will be …

Our reliance to technology shown in new survey

Unless you’ve printed this out (which is doubtful), you’ll be reading this on an electronic device. We are, and this is probably not a surprise, using smartphones and other technology more than ever. Now, in a poll of 2,000 adults, it has been found that 65% of respondents …

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 …

Stricter rules for smartphone gambling introduced

It’s that time of year again when the Cheltenham Festival comes to town. This, like the Grand National, marks the time when people will be tempted to take a cheeky flutter on the horses. Indeed, if you’re using an Android phone, you’ll have no doubt seen an uptick …

The Momo Challenge. Yep, here we go again.

I’ll jump into this once more, but in reality I’m fighting a losing battle. As we’ve seen in recent years, people have started to believe any old crap. Facebook and other social media sites now seem to be the font of all knowledge, despite them usually being a …

Smartphone penetration continues to grow

A new survey, published today by Deloitte, has revealed that smartphone penetration has grown even further during 2018. After questioning some 4,000 smartphone users, they’ve found that there’s growth across all age groups, with the 55-75 category seeing the most growth. This age range has increased from 40% …

Brexit, Trump and disinformation. Democracy is being controlled.

Whether you’re voting for a new US President or you’re deciding to be part of the EU, in 2016 something new happened. Social media giants allowed a “Wild West” to be created in the digital world. Unregulated and targeted adverts to be pushed hard into the psyche of …

Mobile devices – Mobile gaming centres

If you are an avid gamer, having a smartphone that is a gaming powerhouse is definitely an advantage. Everyone knows that smartphones are not just for communicating or taking photos and videos anymore.  It can also be an excellent gaming platform. Mobile games are engaging and engrossing, and …

Smartphones and kids. Perfect for sexual harassment and grooming

If you’ve been around the website for a while you’ll probably be aware that I tend to talk about how we should protect kids from potential dangers online. As I’ve said before, there’s no magical group of people looking after your kids. YouTube, Facebook, Musical.ly, Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope, …

Best smartphones between £100 and £200

I’ll be honest, we totally robbed this from HotUKDeals. Basically put, member Genki has put together a list of Black Friday deals for phones costing between £100 and £200. We could’ve done the same thing that a lot of tech sites do. Y’know, slightly re-write the text and …

An interesting way to use your smartphone

Pretty much everybody reading this will be using their smartphone in exactly the same way. You’ll be scrolling down the screen with your finger or thumb. Standard. However, you can hook up a range of both wired and wireless (Bluetooth) kit to let you interact in an arguably …

HTC U11 now available on giffgaff

Want the squeezy HTC U11 network unlocked, on the giffgaff where you can adjust your monthly cost as you require? Head to giffgaff where they’re stocking the “Amazing Silver” or “Sapphire Blue” version right now. We’ve got full details on the HTC U11 so, when you’ve checked the …

Why is wireless charging not more popular?

Our smartphones are like our own personal assistants. They help remind us of the things we usually forget. They help us record beautiful memories we experience every single day. And of course, they help us get in touch and stay connected with our loved ones. Your smartphone helps …

Mobile World Congress 2016 from Coolsmartphone

Hello again. You may remember that we recently asked for your help to get to Mobile World Congress. Usually, when we head over to Barcelona, we’ll have a sponsor or two helping us out, but this year we had a number of problems which basically meant that we …

It’s so funny, how we don’t talk anymore.

It’s Christmas, and you’ll all have probably witnessed the traffic, parking problems and busy stores that are always connected with the festive period. Many of us, for many very valid reasons, have decided to shift a lot of this shopping online. It’s simple, it’s quick and it’s a …

March Markdown – A gadget-lovers paradise.

As you’ll know, I have a weakness for looking at the handsets and gadgets that you can’t get on the high street. A perfect example is the Atongm W008 watch that I reviewed this morning. At the moment Gearbest are knocking down prices even further with their “March …

Podcast 128 – Is Project Ara the most exciting thing ever?

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week were Craig, Garry and Leigh. This weeks topics revolved around MWC, Pebble and their teaser, Craig and his Motorola Droid Turbo, Garry amazingly not buying more tablets in preparation for MWC, Leigh and his LG G3, …

HTC M9 leaks… yet again

HTC seems to be having a problem keeping a lid on things recently. As a result the HTC M9 has been leaking like a burst dam during monsoon season. I honestly have not seen this many leaks for any other phone that doesn’t have an Apple logo on …

Welcome to 2015

With a lot of you no doubt nursing a very sore head I’ll try and keep this fairly brief. A lot of sites are already mentioning what’s “Next” and what to look out for in the new year, but I wanted to check with the important people who …

The times, they are a-changing

This morning Phones 4u stores up and down the country have closed their doors. They have effectively been blocked from trading by their suppliers. If you operated lots of ice-cream vans but all the suppliers of ice-cream refused to supply you, you’d be pretty much out of business. …

What’s next for innovation?

Innovation is a much abused word these days, manufacturers toss the word around like many other clichéd words and phrases in their press releases and promotional materials, sales reps blurt it out regarding every last tiny feature whatever they are trying to sell has. Even I’m contributing to …

Podcast 95 – the laser assisted camera edition

Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were Dan, Nirave and Ronnie. You may have noticed that LG announced their latest flagship phone, the G3. Needless to say that as both Nirave and I were at the event things are going to be based around the …

Gaming and social networks are a priority for mobile users

Mobile users in the USA are spending more and more time on their devices than ever before, with gaming and social networks as their priority according to a report by Flurry. In March of last year, research found that users spent an average of 2 hours and 38 …

Kazam! The octa-core Tornado and a peek inside the toy box

Want to start selling your own smartphone? It’s not easy, and the new kid on the block is Kazam. They appeared in June last year and wasted no time in getting several handsets and ranges out onto the market. I sat down with James Atkins, the Kazam CMO. …

There’s gold in them thar.. err.. Smartphones

Now, I’m not going to talk about those trade-in websites that’ll offer you a few quid for your mobile. I’m actually going to talk about those slightly different websites that constantly ask whether you’ve got any gold.  Me, I know the answer already. I’ve got no gold. I …

Nokia Normandy could this be the replacement for the Asha range?

So. over the last few weeks the interwebs have been getting in all sorts of a muddle over a phone called the Nokia Normandy. This phone is purportedly Nokia’s Android handset. What? Nokia running Android? Yep, you read that right. It is believed that the boys and girls …

The future of mobile data – a lot more, a lot quicker

We’ve been having a poke around the Vodafone blog recently. We’ve done this mainly because they stuck £4000 in our hands and told us too*, but there’s some pretty interesting posts about the future of smartphones and the networks they run on. In this post the Vodafone UIK …

Smartphones. What have we done to ourselves?

Hello Monday morning. This is a strange article for me, because it actually criticises the very thing I love and write about on a daily basis. The other day I was in Pizza Hut. Classy huh? I spotted two people come in and they sat directly in my …

Opinion: A naked phone, to be or not to be?

Morning dear reader, I come to you this morning with a question, Do you use a case or do you keep your phone naked? It is a tricky one and one I myself deliberate about regularly. With the manufacturers spending millions (in some case’s) on design, pattern’s and …

Vertu Ti revealed: prepare to weep at the price tag

The Vertu Ti has been revealed today and whilst the smartphone looks like the Ferrari of the mobile world, it’ll actually cost you the price of  a small car to own it. To be exact, the Vertu Ti has a starting price of a whopping £6,700 and for …