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  • Honor 6 available from Clove for £229.99

    27 March 2015, 9:20 am by: Leigh Geary

    We should point out right here that this isn’t the Honour 6 Plus you might have seen us looking at during Mobile World Congress. No, this is the slightly lighter version with a 5″ 1080×1920 pixel screen, compared to the 5.5″ on the Plus. That said,…
  • Alcatel POP C1 – A near throw-away Android smartphone

    27 March 2015, 4:25 am by: Leigh Geary

    If you’re tired of having to pay £500, £600 or even £700 for a smartphone, there are options way down at the other end of the scale. This, the Alcatel POP C1, is available on play.com rakuten.co.uk for less than £30 at the moment. Likewise, you can head…
  • Podcast 133 – it comes with some sticky tape!

    27 March 2015, 4:00 am by: Jp_hero

    Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week were Dan and Garry. This weeks topics were HTC and the M9 and M9 Plus, March of the Droids that Dan and I attended last weekend, having a play with the Honor 6+, the Jide Remix…
  • Teen Developers – Patrick Balestra

    26 March 2015, 7:45 pm by: Kaleb Butt

    Amazing that we’ve come to 15 interviews now! That means we’ve been doing this segment for about 30 weeks! As such, the list of new people to interview is slimming down. If you’re interested in an interview for you or someone you know, email me! Thanks!…
  • Podcast 133 – Listen in live

    26 March 2015, 2:30 pm by: Jp_hero

    Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Dan and Garry. This weeks topics should be about the Remix Tablet, the O2 buyout, HTC One M9 reviews going live, Dan and his M9, me and my Doro, the latest…
  • ECOO E04 – 4G octa-core smartphone with 5.5″ screen for less.

    26 March 2015, 11:18 am by: Leigh Geary

    OK, I promise I’m going to stop doing this. It’s almost like my eBay addiction, where I look for random gadgets and then forget I’ve purchased them until they arrive a short while later. At the moment, because I’m using an LG G3, I’ve got used to a…
  • Remix Ultra Tablet on Kickstarter UPDATE

    25 March 2015, 7:57 am by: Garry Clark

    What do you get if you take a Surface 2 and combine it with 3 ex Googlers, determined to make Android productive? The Remix Ultra by Jide is the answer. Today the industrious guys at Jide are looking to release this Tablet to the US market under a Beta Testing…
  • BT Mobile 4G Plans launched.

    25 March 2015, 6:55 am by: Leigh Geary

    So it begins. The BT MVNO sitting on top of the EE network has revealed prices and more details of their offerings. It’s a sign of things to come, as the new world order seems to dictate that you absolutely must have your TV, home phone, broadband and mobile…
  • Less bloat on the Samsung Galaxy S6 brothers?

    25 March 2015, 5:24 am by: Leigh Geary

    Ooohh. That bloated feeling. It’s bad enough in your stomach, but when your phone has it and you’ve not even installed anything, it’s bad. Samsung have always received quite a bit of flack for this, but it looks like things have improved somewhat in the…
  • O2 sold. Three owners now have another network to play with.

    24 March 2015, 3:45 pm by: Leigh Geary

    As expected, O2 is now under new ownership. The people behind Three, Hutchison Whampoa, have now signed the deal to acquire Telefónica’s UK operation – O2 UK. Due diligence is complete and the final purchase price is £10.25 billion (€14 billion). This…
  • Amazon – permission much? – opinion

    24 March 2015, 9:45 am by: khellan

    Oh Amazon, what are you up to? Why do you want so much from us? If we say yes, what are we letting ourselves in for? These are some of the thoughts that flew across my mind when my phone wanted to update the Amazon app. Granted, I use the Amazon Appstore to…
  • Hannspree announce a Sports Watch

    24 March 2015, 6:30 am by: Jp_hero

    Hannspree manufacturer Android tablets, TV equipment, monitors, Windows 8 all in one PCs and now a wearable fitness tracker that they are calling the Sports Watch. It looks a lot like a Misfit and the key point is the price. £29.99. This could be quite…
  • £100 cap for lost/stolen phones announced

    24 March 2015, 5:49 am by: Iain McLaren

    It used to be that the case that if your phone was lost or stolen and some little toerag ran up a huge bill calling premium numbers or some random far away land then you would liable for the whole amount. In the not to distant future, this will be limited to…
  • Hutchison Whampoa rumoured to be closing O2 deal tomorrow

    23 March 2015, 7:53 pm by: Leigh Geary

    Remember back in January when we revealed that Hutchison Whampoa were in talks to buy O2? It’s now looking like the deal has been sealed, and further details will be revealed in the morning. Three owners, Hutchison Whampoa, are set to announce the deal in…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge – Cashback

    23 March 2015, 8:28 am by: Leigh Geary

    Yesterday we had a look at the various places you can buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Both handsets are available pretty much everywhere and it’s safe to say that they’re quite expensive. If you’ve chosen to go to EE to pre-order, you can save…
  • Vector smartwatch announced

    23 March 2015, 7:18 am by: Mike

    Another week, another smartwatch announced…I don’t know about you, but it seems like smartwatch launch announcements are occurring at an almost daily rate the moment.  The big problem with most of these is that the release date is often some months ahead,…
  • giffgaff 4G vs 3G tested. Is there really a huge difference?

    23 March 2015, 4:37 am by: Leigh Geary

    Every network is pushing 4G at the moment, even the MVNOs – those networks that use the likes of O2, Vodafone, Three and EE as the back-end infrastructure but supply their own service on top. giffgaff is probably one of the most well-known, mainly due to…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge – Start your engines

    22 March 2015, 8:55 am by: Leigh Geary

    If you’ve been won over by the Samsung Galaxy S6 brothers then nearly every UK network has announced pre-orders and pricing. Here’s a run-down of the options available to you if you’re looking to get one. Before I start, if you’re after an up-close…
  • OnePlus announces…actually we don’t quite know.

    21 March 2015, 12:45 pm by: khellan

    Hot on the heels of OnePlus letting us know that they’d had to raise the Euro price of the OnePlus One, comes another announcement that some of us at CSP towers have been waiting for. Yep, the New OnePlus. Just kidding. We know that OnePlus has wanted to…
  • Otterbox Defender and Symmetry cases for the Galaxy Note 4 – Review

    20 March 2015, 7:26 am by: Jp_hero

    I have been a fan of Otterbox cases for many years now; it is one of my first purchases when I get a new device. Because I know I’ll be getting a well designed, well made and hard wearing case. I’ve had a Note 4 for a good few weeks now and Otterbox have…

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