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Nokia 5.4 available on Friday

Packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 and a 6.39″ HD+ (720 x 1560, 19.5:9) screen, this is the new Nokia 5.4 from HMD Global. It comes with a rather cool rear camera arrangement (48 megapixel main, 2 megapixel depth, 5 megapixel ultrawide and 2 megapixel macro) plus a 16 …

Huawei opens up a retail store in London

With Huawei going through quite a bit of bother globally (their 5G kit is being ripped out in a number of countries due to security concerns and their newer phones are struggling to sell due to the lack of Google Apps), you’d perhaps think that opening a store …

Three 5G now available in 154 locations

  There’s now over 800 Three sites beaming out 5G to 154 different locations in the UK, and Three have a distinct advantage with this new technology – a 100MHz block of contiguous 5G spectrum. The result, so far, appears to be the fastest median speeds on the …

iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max – Networks announce pricing

The UK networks have today announced pricing for the upcoming iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max. These are phones we covered last month and, although the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 were available pretty much immediately, we’ve had to wait for the iPhone 12 Pro …

Lockdown #2 – Get the in-store Three experience online

We’re all locked down again and that means we can’t pop along to our local network store to get advice on a new phone. It also means that those random people can’t walk in and say, “The phone just broke, I want a new one. I definitely didn’t …

SMARTY – On test

Just a few days ago I ran out of data. Stuck in hospital, and with only a relatively slow WiFi connection, I’d basically nailed all my allowance and was a bit “stuck”. Luckily though, a lot of phones now have dual SIM trays, so – even if you …

OnePlus 8T. On sale from tomorrow.

Want the new OnePlus 8T? Well, you’ve read our OnePlus 8T review and had a look at the OnePlus 8T cases that are available. Why not go and get one? It’s got insanely quick Warp Charge 65 charging, a 6.55″ AMOLED (2400 x 1080 @ 402 ppi) 120 …

The Mi 10T Series and the Mi Watch – UK availability info

So, you knew all about these phones because we’ve covered them a short while ago. That’s why you read Coolsmartphone hopefully 🙂 For full details of each phone mentioned in the earlier video launch are available below… The Mi 10T The Mi 10T Pro The Mi 10T Lite …

Huawei P smart 2021 Arriving in the UK on Thursday

No Google services here, but the Huawei P smart 2021 will be arriving here in the UK for a mere £199 and – as we’ve mentioned before – there are ways to get your favourite apps onto Honor and Huawei phones that don’t have Google Play. This phone …

Oppo A53 lands in the UK. Cheap as chips.

Smashing hard into the budget category, the Oppo A53 should be available on Carphone Warehouse (in a lovely Mint Cream and Black) or, in just Black, on Amazon, AO, Very and – a little later this month – on O2, EE and Virgin Media. The handset has a …

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE now available on Vodafone and VOXI

Get either the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G or Samsung Galaxy S20 FE from VOXI or Vodafone before October 28th and you can grab either a three-month Gamepass Ultimate pass and MOGA XP5-X+ Game Controller or a Samsung Galaxy Fit2. You can pick up the Samsung Galaxy S20 …

Mi 10T Pro – All you need to know.

OK Xiaomi. What you got for us? A flagship phone you say? OK. It certainly looks nice, but gimme the specs. A 108 megapixel AI camera? Well, that’s clearly mad. Hi-res and then some. A 13 megapixel wide-angle lens, a 5 megapixel macro lens and a 20 megapixel …

No international radio for you, UK TuneIn listeners

It’s something that we can’t find any mention of on the TuneIn website but, in a recent licensing battle between Sony Music and TuneIn, the result has been a complete removal of international stations for UK TuneIn users. A High Court battle against TuneIn from Sony and Warner …

NHS COVID-19 App (finally) goes live

Our government haven’t been performing too brilliantly of late. An exams disaster, a police-enforced border around Kent, MP’s telling us to stop moaning about a lack of COVID-19 tests and a willingness to break the law whilst telling the public not to. It’s not cricket, is it? Our …

Sony Xperia 5 II – Now available to pre-order

Costing £799/€899 SIM free, the Xperia 5 II is now available for pre-order from the Sony website. It’ll be available in Black or Blue and will run Android, shipping around Autumn. The Xperia 5 II weighs in at 163g and comes with a 6.5″ 21:9 Full HD+ (HDR …

ARM sold to Nvidia

Based right here in the UK and licensing their innovations to companies like Huawei, Apple, Samsung and Qualcomm; ARM has now been sold to Nvidia. The deal values ARM at £31.2bn and Nvidia have promised to maintain the ARM brand, employ more staff and keep the business based …

Half price on the OnePlus Nord for six months

Head over to the Three website right now and you can bag a very decent OnePlus Nord deal. First of all you get unlimited data, unlimited texts and unlimited calls. You also get Go Binge, Go Roam and you can tether. All that for just £21 per month …

The OnePlus Nord Pop-up details

OK, I’ve shown you all around the OnePlus Nord and we’ve taken a look at the cases that are available too. Not only that, but we then found a way to get one for a mere £349. Indeed, that Amazon deal has helped it get the top spot …

OnePlus Nord. Missed the pre-orders? Don’t worry…

Remember the OnePlus Nord pre-orders? Well, they’ve all gone now. You had to be really quick to get one of these new aggressively-priced phones, but if you missed out – don’t worry. On Tuesday you’ll see the OnePlus Nord in the flesh and, if you want one ahead …

The real Huawei. Behind the scenes of their massive Chinese HQ.

The UK have been bullied and pushed into removing Huawei kit from mobile and data networks. Some call it a deeply political decision, with an American trade deal up for grabs and a massively successful Chinese company holding the number two spot in smartphone sales. The big U-turn …

No new Huawei mobile kit after December 31st. All gone by 2027

In a move that is likely going to cost UK mobile networks (and therefore, their customers) billions, the UK government has today announced that mobile providers will be banned from buying any new Huawei 5G equipment after the end of this year. This will delay the rollout of …

Zeus looks get into UK electric scooter trials

These guys created the world’s first three-wheeled, dockless e-scooter are now eyeing up the UK market following the start of trials for electric scooters in the UK. The company want to be part of the micro mobility shared public transport solution and have been invited to be part …

Motorola G 5G Plus appears. Hello again Moto.

You want 5G but you don’t want to be shelling out a load of cash. This, then, is where the Moto G 5G Plus comes in. It’s jut popped up here on the Motorola website. Running Android 10 you get either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and either …

Poco F2 Pro, goes live in the UK – sells out immediately

We’ve mentioned this phone a couple of times now. We’ve dubbed it the “flagship killer” due to the excellent specs and low cost. The UK version 8GB RAM, 256GB storage version and a rapid Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core CPU. There’s LiquidCool Technology (2.0) with a vapour chamber, multi-layered …

RedMagic 5G Eclipse Black with 12GB RAM. Not just China any more.

Want an ultra-powerful phone which will easily cope with even the most demanding gamers? Check out the RedMagic 5G. A phone with 6.65″ AMOLED screen operating at a mad 144Hz refresh, with 5G connectivity, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU and Active Liquid-Cooling which includes a Turbo Fan. …

Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro coming to the UK

Fancy spending less than £200 on your next Android smartphone? How about spending less than £180? Today Xiaomi / Mi announed the Redmi Note 9 and the Redmi Note 9 Pro. The former starts at just £179. For that cash, you’re getting a phone with 64GB storage (and …

Happy Birthday UK 5G – One today!

5G has been available here in the UK for a whole year! EE now have 80 large cities and towns across bathed in 5G, with the highest 5G availability compared to all other 5G networks. YouTube is the most popular app for their customers – 5G users are …

More on the POCO F2 Pro flagship killer

We’re liking the look of the (Xiaomi) POCO F2 Pro. It’s available on Gearbest for £449.28 or you can have a look at Tecobuy to get it for £405.99 (and, if you hang around their site, they’ll give you £6 off, bringing it down to £399.99). For less …

Samsung Galaxy A21s Revealed

I’ll be honest, we used to ignore the Galaxy A-range phones quite a bit. Our attention was taken by the Samsung Galaxy S models, but the “A range” are actually very impressive. Samsung have just added another phone to their line-up. This time it’s the Galaxy A21s smartphone, …

Download updates.. for your Ford Mustang!

My car hasn’t really moved a whole lot recently and this locked-down world has made us all look into how we get around. If you’re looking for an all-electric car, the nice people at Ford PR have emailed about their Mustang Mach-E. It’ll do an advertised 370 miles …

Hello POCO. The F2 Pro launched, and the price wars are ON!

Expected to be arriving on mi.com/uk later this summer, this is the Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro. UK pricing isn’t known at this stage, but we do know that the base model (6GB RAM and 128GB storage) is just €499. The next model up (8GB RAM and 256GB storage) …

Oppo Find X2 Pro. Still looking really rather smashing.

We’re really liking the looks of the Oppo Find X2 Pro. Sadly their PR team have gone all quiet on us, but we can tell you that you can register your interest in buying the phone over at Carphone Warehouse. The specs are already out there and we’ve …

Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Coming to the UK!

OK, listen friends. The smartphone world is changing quite a bit. Although “Xiaomi” may not be a household name, they are pushing hard and have just announced yet more phones. Although the big press launch saw the Redmi Note 9 Pro, the Redmi Note 9 and the Mi …

Samsung Galaxy M31 heading to the UK

Whenever anybody mentions a Samsung Galaxy handset, they usually think of the Samsung Galaxy S10 or the Samsung Galaxy S9. However, as we’ve covered before, the other Samsung Galaxy phones are really very good. Today we learn that the “M Series” is to expand here in the UK, …

Wanna see the Starlink satellites? Try these apps.

Right, I’ll keep this brief as I need a cup of tea. Elon Musk is launching thousands of satellites into space. There’s quite an interesting story behind this Space X programme. Called “Starlink”, there’s 320 of them up there right now but the intention is to have 12,000 …

Three adds a supercharger to Pay As You Go

For £20 Three are today launching a new Pay as you Go Unlimited Data pack. You can chat, text and browse as much as you want for just £20 per month. It’s part of the Three Supercharged New Pay As You Go offer and this Unlimited Data Pack …

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro – Everything you need to know

Here’s two smartphones from a company that has been around for almost seven years now. During that time OnePlus have achieved a cult following but, with handsets like the OnePlus 7T (reviewed here, here and here) they’re now gaining more mainstream traction. Today marks the launch of two …

No more O2 deals with Carphone Warehouse

Although physical stores are closed right now, you can still get a phone or a SIM-only deal online. Networks available with Carphone include Vodafone, Voxi (sitting on Vodafone), Virgin Mobile (on EE masts), their own iD Mobile network (using Three infrastructure), EE and, until yesterday, O2. Carphone Warehouse …

Disney+ now live in the UK, with an extra treat

Here in the UK, as we all sit in a lockdown situation, we’ve now got Disney+. Yay. Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic and The Mandalorian. However, although it’s £5.99 a month (or £59.99 per year), they’re now offering a 7-day free trial, so you can dip your toe …