Nokia 7 plus. Don’t forget, it’s on the way!

So, Dan wrote about this just a short while ago but the PR people promised me a free biscuit if I mentioned it again. The Nokia 7 plus, a smartphone which promises a two day battery life, is coming to the UK. It’s £349.99 and will be available …

KitSound Exert Sports Bluetooth Headphones – A Review

If like me you aren’t the greatest fan of exercise then the only thing that makes it tolerable is your favourite music to distract you. However most sports headphones seem to be in the in ear bud style which for me simply don’t work as they fall out …

Samsung Galaxy A8 coming to Vodafone

Yes, the A8, not the S8. The Galaxy A8 is a new mid-range device which fits into that uncomfortable “it’s a bit like an S8 but I bought the cheaper version” slot. It’s a tad heavier than the Galaxy S8, but still has the 18.5:9 screen and glass …

Ringtones! Lots and lots of ringtones!

Way back when this site first started, we had a monstrous downloads section where you could grab MP3 files to plonk onto your phone. In the early 2000’s (yes, we’ve been around a while), it was fairly unusual to have a phone which could get free ringtones. Most …

Google Pixelbook Review

The Introduction I must admit, I wasn’t planning to get hands-on with a Pixelbook. That was mainly due to the price of the thing. However, when I dropped the Pixel Buds back to Google UK, I was excited to find that they would loan me a Pixelbook. This …

Ways parents can protect their children on Instagram

We’ve covered the various dangers of social media. Sure, it can be fun, but it can also be addictive and sometimes a little dangerous. No amount of web filtering or content matching is going to stop people approaching you online or chucking abuse your way. Instagram is one …

Grab a 100GB SIM for £20 on Virgin

With smartphone use at an all time high, having enough data to last a full month is something many of us look out for. You’ll definitely want to get the best deal possible. Virgin Mobile have a deal on until 23rd April giving you 100GB of data on …

Binary Trading – Now web only

Google Play is the go-to place for apps if you’ve got an Android handset. It’s monitored and controlled by Google but, if you’re into your binary trading, you may have noticed that a new ban on apps allowing Binary Options trading has just kicked in. The news appeared …

KitSound DJ 2 Wired Headphones – Review

Over the last few years KitSound have become my go-to supplier of headphones. I enjoy their strong bass sound and they have always been good value for money. So I always look forward to these reviews when new KitSound equipment reaches my desk. The KitSound DJ 2 Wired …

esLife Wireless Waterproof doorbell review. There’s 58 chimes!

I’ve got a doorbell to review again. Now, whilst this won’t do a live video feed and it won’t do two-way audio, it will ring the two plugin ringer boxes that come with it. Y’know, proper old-school. Setup is simple and easy. You simply use the high-strength adhesive …

SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSD card. Cheap deal!

Guys! Big news! The sun came out! The sun ACTUALLY CAME OUT! I mean sure, we kinda nearly kicked off World War 3, but THE SUN ACTUALLY CAME OUT AND IT STOPPED RAINING ! Welcome to Britain. We’re thankful for small mercies. Right. Want a cheap microSD card? …

Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS – now available for preorder.

If the standard Huawei P20 Pro is not enough of a stunning visual design with the mind-meltingly good camera then you can now pre-order its premium brother. This come’s in the form of the Porsche Design Mate RS, it has just gone up as available for pre-order with our friends over at Clove …

Vodafone first to test new 5G spectrum

Just a week after securing the largest block of 3.4GHz spectrum for 5G, Vodafone have already started testing it on their network. The company paid around £370m to get a 50MHz allowance of 5G spectrum, the largest of all networks, and have started to test in Manchester and …

Huawei P20 camera review

You’ll be forgiven if you had not realised that in addition to the 3-camera behemoth (the P20 PRO) Huawei had also released a slightly smaller handset.  All the attention has so been on the P20 Pro, the bigger device with extra RAM, better water-proofing, an Amoled (rather than …

Get paying with your own ring

According to stats from Mastercard, there’s some 17 million Brits now ready to pay for goods with wearable devices. That’s over a quarter of British shoppers, who are probably already familiar with tapping their smartphones against card machines up and down the land. They’re currently trying contactless payments …

Meizu acquires patent for in-screen fingerprint sensors

Meizu is a Chinese phone manufacturer Leigh and I have been following for a while. Leigh really liked the Meizu M1 Note, and I’ve loved using the M2 Note, M3 Note and more recently an M5 Note. Meizu have been doing some funky stuff with their mBack buttons …

The LG G7 to be announced next month, with added ThinQ

Story so far then, and during the big mobile madness that is “Mobile World Congress”, some silly sausage put the upcoming LG G7 on the LG stand. It was sneaked behind the stand and presumably they thought that the invited guests wouldn’t be taking photos of the thing. …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 226 Capitalist Pig Notches

“Notch notch!” “Who’s there?” “It is the Coolsmartphone Podcast!” “The Coolsmartphone Podcast who?” “Capitalist Pig Notches!”. In this episode we discuss the Huawei’s P20 range, notches and class analysis for anti-capitalist struggle. This was notch an unpleasant episode to record with Majid and Khellan. If you have any …