Tag: video

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 …

6 months of Amazon Prime Video on EE… for FREE!

It’s OK, I’ve just popped into the local pub. There’s a guy in there who started drinking at 7AM and he’s pretty far gone, but he said he’ll run the country for a bit and, in all honesty, I’ve got more confidence in him that any MP right …

MWC – Meet the nubia Alpha wearable phone

We’ve seen foldable phones in Barcelona, and – in years past (actually, it was 2016!) – we’ve seen flexible displays. The latter was actually first brought to our attention as a possible wearable by FlexEnable but they didn’t have the necessary capacity to make it a full-on production …

OnePlus 6T – Review

  Review device specs Price: £529 Mirror Black 8GB RAM 128 GB Storage Snapdragon 845 chipset 16 and 20-megapixel dual cameras Android 9 pie running oxygen OS 9.0.11 December 2018 security patch Good Points: Lightening fast Great battery life Oxygen OS close to stock Android Gorgeous screen Specs …

Downloading that YouTube tune to your phone – still possible.

This weekend I heard a tune which I really wanted to listen to properly. It was on the radio but it’s nowhere to be found on platforms like Spotify or Deezer. It wasn’t released, but it was all over places like Mixcloud and YouTube. That, then, is where …

Honor View20 – Desktop Mode Demo

If you’re a regular, you may well remember the Huawei Desktop Mode Feature we did. This was a close look at the rather cool feature on the Mate 10 which gave you a desktop output through the USB-C connector. You need a little box to make this work …

A week with the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro – Day 3. The interface.

Morning all. So, I had a lovely intro to this third day with the Mi 8 Pro. You can see our story so far here. This morning though, I woke up to find that the Mi 8 Pro had received an update, and the GUI looked remarkably different. …

A week with the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro – Day 2. The camera.

This morning I woke up. It was a bright, sunny day and the birds were gently tweeting their morning chorus. It made me feel lucky to be alive. I couldn’t wake to spring out of bed and greet the day with big, open arms. Ah well, no. Not …

Arrival – Live Xiaomi launch stream. Watch here.

Good afternoon everyone. We’re back in London today, bringing you everything you need to know about this relatively unknown brand. I say unknown because they are just that, at least right now, at least here in the UK. However, the same story could be told about HTC, about …

Unihertz Atom – Unboxing

About a year ago I reviewed the £99 Unihertz Jelly Pro. It had 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a microSD slot and ran Android 7 on a quad-core 1.1GHz chip. Oh, and did I mention? It was tiny. Only around 9cm tall and about 4cm wide. The …

Huawei Mate 20 Pro – The unboxing

As this is Coolsmartphone, we haven’t rolled out our Huawei Mate 20 Pro review just yet because we like to review things in-depth. As is usual, we’ve put our main SIM into the device and we’re using it as our main phone, just as you guys would. However, …

Hands on with the new Huawei Mate 20 lite

Want to see more of the Huawei Mate 20 lite? It was announced at IFA and is the first look at the new Mate 20 Series from the company. The handset is fairly cheap at £379, and is powered by a Huawei Kirin 710 octa-core + i7 microprocessor …

NOW AVAILABLE. Fortnite for Android. We go in! (VIDEO)

I know. I didn’t believe it either. Head straight to the video if you want the quick hit. So, this evening, as I was busy typing up details of the Galaxy Note9 launch, my son happened to say… Hey, Dad, you do know that Fortnite is available on …

Galaxy Unpacked – LIVE

Are you ready for another big Samsung launch event? Watch the action unfold live by tuning in to the stream below from 4PM BST. We are all expecting to see the Galaxy Note 9, with perhaps 6GB of RAM and a much longer battery life. We are also …

Huawei P20 – Review

The introduction Huawei are no longer a company who are sitting on the sidelines letting everyone else steal the show. Since the P9 their devices have really been impressive and put them on the map. Now everyone is sitting up and watching as the company are producing some …