Tag: video

This has nothing to do with smartphones but…

I have no way of linking this video to smartphones in any way. I just stumbled across it on YouTube and, although I know there’s some clever editing, a whole load of production and safety checks, it’s just so damned cool that I had to include it here. …

Realme 7 5G Overview

Packing a very, very decent camera setup (believe me, I’ve tried it), this has also got a 6.5″ 120Hz LCD 1080 x 2400 pixel panel (20:9 at 405 ppi), an octa-core (up to 2.4GHz) MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G CPU and a microSD slot to boost the already-decent 128GB …

The OnePlus N10 5G – Up close

Both the OnePlus Nord N100 (a mere £179) and this, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G (£329) are both available to buy from the OnePlus website and you’ll stumble across them on Amazon, John Lewis and Three too. The OnePlus Nord N10 5G and OnePlus Nord N100 are the …

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro – Review

My first impressions on this one definitely surrounded the size of the phone. It’s quite a weighty and large device at 218 grams and 9.3mm thick. Compare that to the 199g weight and 8.5mm thickness of something like the OnePlus 8 Pro. Sure, the extra 19 grams might …

Gaming is now earning more revenue than music, video and film

It’s fair to say that 2020 didn’t exactly pan out the way we’d all hoped. However, although we’ve not physically attended any smartphone launches and we’ve all missed out on holidays and days out, the smartphone and smartphone app industry has seen a massive upsurge as we’ve all …

Humax delivers the first Android TV 4K Freeview Play Recorder

TV here in the UK has experienced a massive rebirth in these past few years. There’s thousands of channels, on-demand content and catch-up services now, but having the right box to consume it all can be tricky. For many, you rely on your TV to do the magic, …

OnePlus 8T Video Overview

If the full OnePlus 8T review and cases overview wasn’t enough for you, I’ve now got a video too! Despite my best efforts, the colour-changing nature of the outer paintwork on the phone didn’t really show through on the original pictures, so this video hopefully shows things a …

Watch the OnePlus 8T Launch Live.

The OnePlus 8T then. We know it’s got a shiny rear-end, we know it has a 120Hz flat screen which has earned an A+ overall rating from DisplayMate and we know it looks like this… On Wednesday you’ll be able to watch the phone getting unveiled.. It's almost …

Grab video from across the web – SnapDownloader

Here at Coolsmartphone we’ve previously taken a look at ways to archive and grab YouTube videos to your phone. There’s various online options out there, but for the most part they’re covered in pop-up ads, malware and lots of scary-looking downloads that can easily confuse most users. If …

How to Experience VR on your smartphone

Like 3D TV, you may not have actually tried out Virtual Reality (VR) just yet. It’s becoming a growing trend, especially with gamers and now with businesses too as online training and distanced interaction becomes more commonplace. However, most still don’t realise that there’s no need for expensive …

Zepp E Smartwatch Unboxing

Today I received a new smartwatch to unbox. However, I should mention that there’s a couple of versions – a round model and this, the square version. You can see the difference between the two on Zepp.com. So, ahead of the full review, here’s a look at this …

VOXI adds unlimited video plans

I’m actually pretty impressed with the Vodafone-supported VOXI network. They offer flexible plans, phone contracts and you can get 12GB of data for just £10 per month right now. Oh, and not only that but they also make your social media usage completely data-free. Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram …

The best random video chats of 2020

For most people, the social circle is limited to friends, work colleagues, and relatives. Indeed, right now your social circle could be even more limited due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although this is enough for some people, others are looking for ways to meet new and interesting people. …

OnePlus Nord – Review

So, let’s take a look at a phone that is definitely not the Oppo Find X2 Lite with a slightly different selfie camera setup (that is £399 by the way). No, this is the OnePlus Nord – a phone which costs £379 if you want the 8GB / …

The OnePlus Nord. Hands on and unboxing!

This is the one we’ve all been waiting for, and the handset that could potentially start turning the smartphone world on it’s head. This is a phone which is affordable but carries a lot of the tech and specs you’ll normally see in those crazy-expensive £1,000+ phones. This, …

Best Twitter video downloading apps

Despite the sometimes questionable tweets, I do enjoy using Twitter. You get to see breaking and first-hand news, plus the varying points of view from around the world. I’ve been on Twitter for years now, and it’s sometimes been my “safe zone” from the Facebook madness. Not only …

Honor 9X Pro – Review

This is just £249.99 (at the time of writing) and, as usual with Honor, you get a lot for your money. My initial thoughts were consumed by the absolutely awesome rear-end. It reflects light and bounces it around beautifully on this Phantom Purple model – even with the …

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro – Camera test

Both of these phones have pretty solid cameras and I used them both during the reveal of the handsets in order to snap pictures. Both phones have the same 16 megapixel Sony selfie hole-punch camera. Around back though, things are a bit different. The OnePlus 8 Pro, on …

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 …

OnePlus 8 Series – Watch the live launch

I’d normally start these launch events by telling you all about our experience. I’ll be talking about the food, the atmosphere and there’d be lots of photos from the show floor. Trouble is, we’re all in the middle of a global crisis right now, so everything is being …

YouTube and Amazon Prime reduce video quality

Following moves by Netflix, Amazon and YouTube will now also be lowering the quality of video content. There’s also rumours that temporary measures may also be put in place by the BBC with their iPlayer service and by Disney+, which is set to launch shortly. Amazon stated .. …

MWC – Live from Barcelona, the Honor launch

Right now, right at this minute, we should be in Barcelona. We should, as in years past, be soaking up at least 5 minutes of sunshine as we queue to enter the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via. Sadly, it all got cancelled and we’re instead stood in the …

Speedy 5G. “Downloading” will be a distant memory.

Back at college I vividly remember writing an essay about the future of the internet. The conclusion was that everything was going to get faster, and there’d be more content. Up until fairly recently, that conclusion has been fairly accurate. As the years have gone by, we’ve moved …

AGH! My eyes! Motorola RAZR tested to destruction!

Want a phone that looks a bit different? Check out the reborn Motorola RAZR. It’s available to pre-order now on EE and we’re still trying to borrow one to review. It folds guys. It actually folds.  Spec-wise this one has a main 6.2″ P-OLED capacitive 876 x 2142 pixel touchscreen …

I bought a car that I’d never even sat in

In the last year we’ve continued to see changes in our shopping habits. However, based on the recent Black Friday sales and a range of recent surveys, we’ve seen thing change far more than ever.. Payment Methods The traditional high-street has seen a huge amount of transformation of …

OnePlus 7T Series – Incoming!

Given the issues that Huawei and Honor are facing, it’s fair to say that the competitors are smelling an opportunity. One in particular is OnePlus, who’s today announced the launch event details for its OnePlus 7T Series. Things kick off at 4pm BST on October 10th, with the …

Huawei P30 Lite – Review

Put the word “Lite” into the name of your next smartphone and, well, it doesn’t help with your expectations. It’s like when you’re buying a car. If it’s a Vauxhall Corsa “Life” or a base model Kia Rio, you’re not going to get all the kit and toys …

Google Play to start auto-playing videos.

Following the white redesign of the Google Play Store another, and what I deem more annoying update, is due pretty soon. Yes, the Play Store will start playing promo videos in the app listings automatically. According to Google the videos in the app listings will “help more users …

Huawei faces a Mate 30 launch without the all-important Google apps

Like Brexit. Huawei is now facing the unbelievable reality that things are about to go very wrong indeed. Their newly-announced handsets will lack the default Google apps that people use on a daily basis. Despite several reprieves, Google has has now confirmed that the Trump Trade Termination will …

At last! Cast your Prime Video to Chromecast

I’ve never really been “into” Amazon Prime Video that much. The reason is mainly due to me having a Chromecast widget stuffed into the back of the TV and the sheer fact that Amazon Prime and Google just wouldn’t play nice. This meant that you had to suffer, …

BBC iPlayer and YouTube now added to the EE Video Data Pass

Heard about the Video Data Pass? On EE it basically means that you can watch as much video as you like from selected providers without it impacting your allowances. We covered it and the other Smart Plans in detail back in May but now there’s some even better …

Honor 20 Pro – Hands on

So, the launch has happened and it’s now time to get up close and personal with the Honor 20 Pro. Now, before we get into this fully, I would like to thank Ricky West from TechTalk. He has provided us with the close-up shots of the device. I …

ZenFone 6 – Unboxing and example photos from the camera

Eager YouTube followers may have seen my late-night unboxing last night. However, I’ve now added a far better version so that you can see what this phone is all about. Before that though, if you want one, you need to head to the Asus online store. This one …

New EE Smart Plans launched. Here’s the deets!

Say hello to the new EE Smart Plans. They’re a new range of packages which are both flexible and personal. You can choose from swappable benefits, including the EE Video Pass, EE Music Pass, access to the BT Sport app and Extended roaming. Don’t know what the EE …

Unboxing the Huawei P30 Pro

Normally when we get a phone to review, one of the first things that we do is an unboxing. However, with the P30 Pro we decided to mix things up a bit. Dan was able to use the phone for a short period of time before he departed …

Samsung Galaxy S10 Range – Hands on

Right, if you’re at the end of a contract or thinking about buying an additional phone, the Galaxy S10 range could well be on your radar. We’ve covered all the Galaxy phones during Mobile World Congress, but I think it’s worth looking again at the hands-on overview we …