Oaxis Timepiece – The Review

Back in November, we told you about the Oaxis Timepiece Kickstarter campaign, well, I was sent the black edition to have a play with!

The package gave the impression of quality and the unboxing commenced with earnest, inside the thin box I could see the watch peaking through a small slot inside the box.

Oaxis Timepiece   The Review
Oaxis Timepiece   The Review
Oaxis Timepiece   The Review

I was sent the largest version of the watch and the rubber straps weren’t the most comfortable to wear but I did get used to it. Inside the box also contained a charging dock and a micro USB cable.

Oaxis Timepiece   The Review
Oaxis Timepiece   The Review
Oaxis Timepiece   The Review

The application was possibly the watches main issue, it was clunky to use and didn’t give me the same data that my FitBit Charge 3 did as I wore them both. I found myself exiting out of the application unintentionally quite a lot. I am sure overtime it will improve but it was frustrating at the time.

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MWC – Xiaomi Mi 9 rumours build..

MWC   Xiaomi Mi 9 rumours build..
Yes, it’s that time of year again. The whole Mobile World Congress madness is about to kick into high gear. We’ve got our suitcases brimming, the flights are booked and the hotels are ready. It’s time to pack our running shoes and prepare to run all around Barcelona as w deliver the latest news from the various mobile announcements across the city.

On Sunday morning, before we’ve probably even had our breakfast, Xiaomi will be announcing the Mi 9. We’ve already been mightily impressed with the Mi 8 Pro and the Mi 8, so we expect more goodness from the Mi 9. The company have been teasing us with sample shots from the camera and this little intro video for the phone…

However, what’s ever-so-slightly-puzzling is the fact that the specs, price and pictures are already on the web. A waterdrop notch, an in-display fingerprint sensor (like the Mi 8 Pro) and a clever AI system that allocates tasks to each CPU core for less power drain.

MWC   Xiaomi Mi 9 rumours build..

It’s apparently powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU, which is an 8 core processor running at up to 2.8GHz. There’s one “super-large” 2.84GHz core, three 2.42GHz cores and four 1.80GHz cores. It also has an Adreno 640 graphics processor 6GB or 8GB RAM (depending on the model) and 128GB of storage.

MWC   Xiaomi Mi 9 rumours build..

Taken on the Mi 9

The screen is said to be a 6.39″ Samsung Full HD AMOLED at 2340 x 1080 with 403 PPI and a 600nit screen brightness. There’s Gorilla Glass 3, anti-staining, anti-fingerprint coating and a 48 megapixel rear Sony camera alongside a 12 megapixel portrait and 16 megapixel ultra wide-angle lens. Up front, a Sony 20 megapixel beauty camera.

It has a 3300 mAh battery, fast charging, wireless charging, dual-frequency GPS, NFC, dual-band WiFi and ultrasonic fingerprint.

Yes, ultrasonic fingerprint.

Hang on a minute… a triple rear lens arrangement and an in-screen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, just like the Samsung Galaxy S10? A 48 megapixel camera like the Honor View20?

Interesting!

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Honor, Samsung and Folding Screens – It’s the Coolsmartphone Podcast 238

Honor, Samsung and Folding Screens   It’s the Coolsmartphone Podcast 238

Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Podcast Episode 238.

In this Episode we discuss recent developments in the mobile tech space including:

  • The new Honor Phone
  • Folding Phones
  • Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy S10  Range

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Vodafone launches the GigaCube

Vodafone launches the GigaCube
Ofcom has recently worked out that an average family now uses around 190GB of bandwidth on their home broadband connection. a month for the average UK family. If, however, you don’t quite use that much and you’re struggling to get great speed, this could very well be the solution.

Vodafone has launched GigaCube – a new mobile router for consumers and businesses. If you’ve got a good 4G signal , you’ll get high-speed internet access (up to 300Mbps) without line rental and without having to live on top of the local telephone exchange. Just plug it in and connect to the reliable, fast WiFi in seconds. Up to 20 devices can connect at any one time, and – as I touch upon with the earlier story about small businesses – it’s ideal if you’re in a remote location or your business moves around (a market trader or a food shop at a festival).

Vodafone launches the GigaCube

You can select either a fixed term or rolling contract. Prices for consumers and businesses with less than 10 employees is…

Data
allowance
60GB 100GB 200GB 300GB
18 month contract £35 £45 £60 £80
Device cost (upfront) No upfront cost
30 day
contract
£35 £45 £60 £80
Device cost (upfront) £120 £120 £120 £120

Head to this Vodafone Business page for more information about the Huawei router.

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Epic Air Elite

Possible the most EPIC title I have ever written for a review – get it? ok – moving swiftly on.

As someone who runs and goes to the gym, I end up wearing a lot of sweaty headphones and earbuds for Coolsmartphone, so introducing the Epic Air Elite from JLab, there is hope around the corner!

Epic Air Elite

Sweat-proof and customisable for a secure and comfortable fit, the Epic Air Elite can be worn comfortably over an extended period of time. Offering excellent sound with the liberating freedom of true wireless via Bluetooth, these are ideal for those hitting the gym or upping their mileage. The Epic Air Elite feature auto on and connect right out of the charging case with a stronger Class 1 Bluetooth 5 true wireless connection. The Epic Air Elite also boasts best-in-class battery life with 6 hours in the earbuds and 32 extra in the case. A new feature, Be Aware Audio, can be turned on to allow natural ambient noise in to hear surroundings when in use.

The Epic Air Elite Earbuds are now available for £149.99 from Argos and $149.99 (approximately £116) at JLab

Epic Air Elite

Epic Air Elite Specs:

  • 6-hour battery life in earbuds
  • 32 hours in the charging case
  • Full USB charge out for phones and other devices from the case
  • Class 1 Bluetooth 5 connection for crisp, clear sound
  • 3 EQ Settings: Signature, Balanced, and Bass Boost
  • Be Aware Audio, pass through ambient noise safe for running outside
  • 7 tip sizes & 1 set of Cloud Foam tips
  • Touch sensor controls: Play, pause, track forward, track backward, volume up/down
  • Two built-in microphones
  • IP55 Sweat Resistance
  • USB to micro USB cable

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Apple Planning its own Credit Card

Apple and Goldman Sachs are working together on an Apple MasterCard credit card that would integrate with Apple Pay and offer 2% cash back. The Wall Street Journal reports that the card would offer unique software features in iPhones, such as setting spending goals, tracking rewards and managing balances from within Apple’s Wallet app. Goldman has never offered a credit card before, and is spending $200 million to build the infrastructure to support the new card. The product is about to enter testing with Apple employees. The companies plan to launch it for consumers later this year.

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Vodafone complete first 5G smartphone tests

Vodafone complete first 5G smartphone tests

Yes, that little 5G symbol is a sign of things to come. Vodafone have just completed 5G trials in Madrid and Barcelona ahead of Mobile World Congress. Their European network is ready to be upgraded to 5G and you’ll soon see 1.5 Gigabits per second download speeds on your phone.

This screenshot, taken from an unknown smartphone connected to a 5G cell, marks the world’s first 5G connection from a live operator mast to a smartphone. A seamless 4K video call was tested and 5G download speeds
were up to 10 times faster than 4G.

During Mobile World Congress next week, Vodafone will be driving around the centre of Barcelona, where they have 5G masts up, to show off the 1.5Gbps speeds to reporters.

Vodafone has already invested in single Radio Access Network technology across 98% of their European 4G footprint, which means it’s much easier to layer 5G on top. More than two-thirds of major their masts in European cities already have sufficient backhaul to support 5G.

Vodafone UK has already performed a live news broadcast with Sky News over 5G and has 5G trials in secent cities here. Meanwhile, in Spain, there’s 5G sites in six cities.

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Sky Mobile joins in the S10 fun. Pricing here!

So, you should by now have everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S10 range. Sky Mobile, who use the O2 network, have just announced their deals, which includes having the Galaxy S10 from just £39 a month on a Swap24 plan with 1GB of data.

You can also get the Samsung Galaxy S10+ from £42 and the S10e starts from just £33 on the same deal. The network is also offering the usual unlimited calls and texts package for free, but they’ve now extended it to non-Sky TV customers too. Pre-order at sky.com/mobile now and you can choose between Sky Mobile’s Roll, Mix, Watch or Swap plans.
Sky Mobile joins in the S10 fun. Pricing here!
The Swap24 plan will give you the lowest monthly price with the option to upgrade after two years, while Swap12 shortens the upgrade cycle to 12 months. If you want to up that 1GB data package mentioned above, there’s the option to select 3GB, 8GB or 20GB for an additional £12, £15 or £25 per month respectively.

The “Sky Roll” option lets you rollover unused data and keep it in a “Sky Piggybank” for up to three years. The “Sky Mix” choice let’s you crank your data allowance up or down without changing contracts, the “Watch” option lets you get Sky Go Extra at no additional cost and the “Swap” option, as mentioned above, will let you upgrade your phone without changing contract.

Here’s the pricing in a lovely table format πŸ™‚

Sky Mobile pricing for customers taking a Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ or S10e on Swap24 and Swap12 plans

Samsung Galaxy S10
Swap24 Swap12
Upfront costs £0 £49
Monthly cost for your phone, data, calls and texts £39 per month

(£33 for phone, plus £6 for 1GB data package)

£46 per month

(£41 for phone, plus £6 for 1GB data package)

What you get 1GB data

Free Unlimited Calls & Texts for customers with or without Sky TV

1GB data

Free Unlimited Calls & Texts for customers with or without Sky TV

Swap after 24 months 12 months
Delivery charges £0 £0
Samsung Galaxy S10+
Swap24 Swap12
Upfront costs £0

 

£49
Monthly cost for your phone, data, calls and texts £42 per month

(£36 for phone, plus £6 for 1 GB data package)

£47 per month

(£41 for phone, plus £6 for 1GB data package)

What you get 1GB data

Free Unlimited Calls & Texts for customers with or without Sky TV

1GB data

Free Unlimited Calls & Texts for customers with or without Sky TV

Swap after 24 months 12 months
Delivery charges £0 £0
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Swap24 Swap12
Upfront costs £0 £0
Monthly cost for your phone, data, calls and texts £33 per month

(£27 for phone, plus £6 for 1GB data package)

£39 per month

(£33 for phone, plus £6 for 1 GB data package)

What you get 1GB data

Free Unlimited Calls & Texts for customers with or without Sky TV

1GB data

Free Unlimited Calls & Texts for customers with or without Sky TV

Swap after 24 months 12 months
Delivery charges £0 £0

 

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BT Mobile announce Galaxy S10 pricing

BT Mobile announce Galaxy S10 pricing
BT Mobile, which is the virtual network running on EE, which is owned by.. errr.. BT, have announced their Samsung Galaxy pricing following the big launch event last night. Their headline prices include free BT Sport, with the S10e available for £47 per month and the Galaxy S10 for £57 per month for a special triple data plan which gets you 45GB for the price of 15GB. The Samsung S10+ is up for £65 per month and on that you get double data of 12GB for the price 6GB. All of these are 24-month deals and there’s a £10 upfront cost.

Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ handset plans purchased from BT will feature WiFi Calling and 4G Calling. Pre-order from BT today on www.bt.com/mobile. All plans support tethering, monthly caps and if you go for a plan which has 6GB or more, you get BT Sport for nothing.

Now, we may have jumped the gun a little though, because right now we can’t see a pre-order page on the www.bt.com/mobile site…

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Vodafone price up the Galaxy S10 range

Vodafone price up the Galaxy S10 rangeYou can pre-order all three of the new Samsung Galaxy handsets on www.vodafone.co.uk right now. The network is pushing thr Vodafone 50GB Red Entertainment plan meaning that you can get the S10e for £53 per month with a £29 upfront cost, the S10 for £57 per month with the same upfront cost) or the S10+ for £61 per month, again with that £29 upfront cost.

Like other networks, you can try to take the pain out of the cost shortly by trading in your old Samsung. If you trade in a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ then your get a massive £240 off, which is of course £10 per month saving on the duration of a 24 month contract. The free Samsung Galaxy Buds area also claimable if you pre-order before March 8th.

Vodafone price up the Galaxy S10 range

Vodafone offer a choice of Amazon Prime Video, Sky Sports Mobile TV, Spotify Premium or a NOW TV Entertainment Pass on their Red Entertainment plans

Vodafone will be doing only the 128GB models, but have the prism black, prism white or prism green. They will also be offering the S10e in canary yellow.

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