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Honor 9 – Everything you need to know

Live from here in Berlin, we’ve got all the very latest details on the new Honor handset. The first thing you need to know is the price. It’s going to retail in the UK for a mere £379 and will be sold via Amazon, vMall and Three. The …

Honor Launch – Live

Yes, it’s me – I’m actually doing a press event. Early this morning, incredibly sore after my 340 mile ride to Edinburgh, I hopped onto a flight to Berlin. I’m now sat in a (thankfully) very comfortable seat, ready to bring you all the details of the new …

£9 per month for 4GB – Virgin SIM only deal

You know EE right? They’ve got a strong network and lots of coverage, yeah? Well, Virgin Mobile use their masts for their phone network. Right now they have a really great offer on, and it’s just £9 for 4G data on a 12 month SIM-only plan. You’ve got …

Marcher – Malware Alert

Malware on Android is becoming more popular every month due to the complex nature of the Android vendor model with some many variants, unlike Apple. Marcher is a trojan that is designed to steal your financial details by masquerading as an Adobe Flash update. How the malware is …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 209 We’ve Had The Time Of Our Lives

This week the Podcast Editing Elves took longer than usual to do their job, but what they did complete was a work of art with a beautiful audio Easter Egg at the end of the episode. CoolsmartPhone Podcast 209 We’ve Had The Time Of Our Lives is now …

Honor 9 and Nokia phones now available to order in the UK

Some exciting news today for anyone awaiting the latest Honor and Nokia handsets as both companies have announced UK availability for their phones. The Honor 9 was announced in China recently and is due to be ‘revealed’ in Berlin next week. Honor is the online subsidiary of Huawei, and …

HTC U11 now in solar red

HTC has just reached out to us to give the news their flagship device; the HTC U11 is now available in a brand new ‘Solar Red’ colour, and it is available from today. The HTC U11 has some great standout features, from the DxOMark-leading camera to the unique ‘squeeze’ …

Scotland Charity Special – Watch me live!

Last week I asked our 10,000 Twitter followers and 40,000 weekly readers to help by donating a bit of cash to Edwards Trust. They help parents and carers bereaved, or about to be bereaved, of their son or daughter. They also support children and young people who are …

Expansys close up shop… for regular customers

It doesn’t seem so long since we were pretty much mentioning expansys on a weekly basis. It was the place to go if you wanted a smartphone or tablet without having a network tweaked model. Now times have changed and profit margins just aren’t what they once were. …

On the way to Scotland. How about a battered … Galaxy S8?!

I’m on a charity cycle ride right now, heading up to Edinburgh. From England up to the top of Scotland, it’s going to be one very punishing trip. It’ll be my second time to Edinburgh, and I learned quite a bit about the place last time. I visited …

Doro 8020X Overview

If you’re of a certain age the Doro handsets will definitely appeal. They’re simple to understand, easy to use and have an intuitive method of getting tasks done. Some of their line-up, like the 6050 we looked at yesterday, are more simplistic. Other handsets pack further features, such …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 209 Live

Matteo and Majid are joined by Khellan this evening in the live recording of episode 209 of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. You can watch live here on Coolsmartphone.com or on YouTube. The edited episode will be available to download on your podcast client of choice later in the week …

Phew. New Nuu A3L for you.

Want to spend less than £75 on your next smartphone? Well, you need to be looking at something like this, the A3L Smartphone from Nuu Mobile. You can put two 4G SIMs in and there’s a 5″ 854 x 480 display. It measures in at 143.8 x 71.8 …

Zecti Robot Tripod mini – Review

I don’t know about you but I love taking photos with my phone. Today we have phone cameras that are really rather excellent. They’re right up there with the compact cameras that we used to carry around a few years ago. There is, however, still the long-standing issue of …

Doro 6050 – Review

I find myself doing something that I’ve not done for a long, long time. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a flip phone. The last time I reviewed a flip phone might have been the Motorola MPx200. That was a smartphone and, given that it was launched 2003, a …

How to unlock Samsung Galaxy S8

How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 If you’ve got one of these sexy new handsets then you’ll have probably gone with a contract deal that has tied you to one network. Some people, though, don’t necessarily want to use the Galaxy S8 on the network they purchased it …

OnePlus 5 – Thoughts from others.

As the live event happens and we start to turn our attention to the new, shiny Oppo OnePlus 4 5 and we begin to longing to get hold of one to review for you lovely readers. Until we do manage to get our hands on one. Here are some video …

OnePlus 5 launch event. Live

Join us for the latest handset by OnePlus. They’re broadcasting the event live, so we all get to enjoy the reveal of the OnePlus 5 together …

Samsung Galaxy S8 – Review

Samsung definitely needed to do something big with the S8 and the larger-screened S8+. They’ve not had the best time of it recently, and there’s been widespread coverage of the infamous exploding battery issue. The S8 needed to be good, and indeed, it is. The popularity of the …

The P10. I actually need to keep this one.

Some people get final demand letters. Others get bailiffs. I get emails asking for phones back. See, if you write for a site like this you’ll get very expensive phones sent to you, but you can’t keep them. You have to send them back. It’s no surprise really, …