Coolest Gadgets » Mobile Phones http://www.coolest-gadgets.com Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:00:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.20 Razer Phone: Bring it on! http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171109/razer-phone-bring/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171109/razer-phone-bring/#comments Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:00:40 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=269006

When it comes to smartphones, there are many different tiers and models to choose from. Many of the working class would settle for a regular entry level to mid-range handset, but when you look at the flagship collection of smartphones from various manufacturers, that is when the drool starts to flow. Razer might be more famous for their collection of serious gaming peripherals and even the odd gaming laptop or two, but this time around, the company has decided to venture into the world of mobile entertainment through the Razer Phone.

What makes the Razer Phone special? For starters, it lays claim to being the handset with the world’s first 120Hz UltraMotion screen, which will also keep you entertained with Dolby Atmos audio technology and lightning-fast performance. Powered by Android 7.0 Nougat at launch, there will be an Android 8.0 Oreo update available when spring rolls around next year. Using the UltraMotion’s adaptive refresh technology, it will synchronize the GPU and display in order to remove image tearing or lag while driving efficient power usage. The 5.72-inch display happens to be a Quad HD IGZO LCD, where it offers vibrant and sharp images with a wide color gamut.

Your ears will be treated to true cinematic audio via front-firing speakers with dual dedicated amplifiers, while a THX-certified USB-C audio adapter with a 24-bit digital audio convertor (DAC) more or less guarantees continued audiophile-quality sound if you decide to plug in your favorite headphone. The Razer Phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and accompanied by 8GB of RAM, a generous 4,000mAh battery, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ for rapid charging capability, and dual rear 12MP cameras, all fitted inside a thin aluminum body that measures 8mm. Expect it to retail for $699.99 a pop.

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Cat S41 smartphone is tough as nails http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171104/cat-s41-smartphone-tough-nails/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171104/cat-s41-smartphone-tough-nails/#comments Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:00:24 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=268808 cat-s41When it comes to tough smartphones, there might be the commercially attractive Samsung Galaxy S Active family, but no doubt that handset will not be able to hold a candle to the likes of the Cat S31. This time around, there is a new model that is ready to hit the market for those who would like a tough handset, the Cat S41 smartphone. This rugged smartphone will no doubt be able to handle just about anything and everything that you can throw at it, so let us dive into its hardware capabilities right after the jump.

The Cat S41 will continue from where the Cat S40 left off, where it will uphold the Caterpillar brand’s legacy which carries high quality and rugged reliability as the main selling points. Boasting of full Android capabilities,the Cat S41 has been specially engineered to target consumers who indulge across a wide range of industries, or are in pursuit of recreational activities which tend to place the smartphone at risk of damage. This includes construction, forestry, agriculture, security and vehicle repair, or active sports like skiing, hiking, fishing, biking, home DIY and cooking.

It has a huge 5,000mAh battery that keeps it powered for up to 38 hours of 3G talk time and as much as 44 days of standby time. There is also a Battery Share functionality that lets the S41 double up as a power bank. In addition to that, it has IP68 water and dust proof credentials, conforming to MIL SPEC 810G. The 5-inch Full HD display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, and can be used even though one has wet fingers or is wearing gloves. Other specifications include 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot, a MediaTek octa-core 2.3GHz chipset, a 13MP shooter at the back with an 8MP shooter in front that can work underwater, among others. Expect to fork out $449 for the Cat S41 if you are interested.

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Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 redefines luxurious style in smartphones http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171021/porsche-design-huawei-mate-10-redefines-luxurious-style-smartphones/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171021/porsche-design-huawei-mate-10-redefines-luxurious-style-smartphones/#comments Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:00:10 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=268565 porsche-design-mate10Huawei has certainly done very well for itself to be one of the major smartphone manufacturers in the world, and some of their flagship models like the Honor 9 and Mate 9 have definitely captured the attention of many. However, they have also collaborated with the likes of Porsche Design in the past, and this time around, the same kind of luxurious design mandata has fallen upon the shoulders of the Huawei Mate 10. The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 can be said to be the ultimate in luxury and functional design for a Huawei smartphone to date.

It is not an entirely new device on its own, but rather, it will merge the sophisticated aesthetics alongside high performance capability hardware that is powered by artificial intelligence to provide a new kind of user experience. Its premium design will merge Porsche Design’s aesthetic craft with Huawei’s mobile engineering expertise, sporting a special front and back cover design which comes totally encased in elegant yet robust glass, not to mention a luxurious and exclusive Diamond Black color. It also sports a user interface that has been specially developed by Porsche Design, and will arrive in a couple of versions. There is also the unique Porsche Design luxury leather case for that added exclusive touch.

With a dedicated AI processor and machine learning built in, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 will offer superior performance at lightning speed as it responds to real-world situations while it learns from the user. The camera will feature self-adjustment capability with intelligent feedback, while AI enabled photo applications in addition to the PRO mode will deliver unparalleled photography for its users. Other hardware specifications include 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, a 6-inch display, HDR10 technology, 3D curved glass design, and smudge-proof finish for that truly exquisite smartphone experience.

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Studio Stick portable recording studio for smartphones http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171017/studio-stick-portable-recording-studio-smartphones/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20171017/studio-stick-portable-recording-studio-smartphones/#comments Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00:04 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=268460 studio-stickThe modern day smartphone is indeed an indispensable tool for anyone and everyone, where it functions as our primary camera, our navigation device, our portable media player, our fitness tracker, and for some, a simple microphone to take down audio notes as and when required. All of these in addition to it being a primary communications device to keep us connected to the rest of the world. However, no one has really tried to turn the smartphone into a portable recording studio, not until now with the introduction of the Studio Stick.

The Studio Stick is touted to be the world’s first portable recording studio for smartphones which will enable users to record high quality songs/audio regardless of where they are, and at a far lower cost compared to renting a professional studio. Being a Kickstarter project, the Studio Stick will first need to raise the necessary amount of funds before it will become reality. The ultimate objective is to democratize the studio recording experience, so that artists can gain access to a professional recording studio without having to blow their budget.

Arriving in a tiny, 20-inch container which can open and expand to an adjustable height, the Studio Stick will feature a microphone, pop filter, mic stand, reflective filter, and phone holder once it is opened. This will then allow artists to be able to record high quality songs just about anywhere and at any time, making it a great tool to have around when inspiration hits. With the Studio Stick app, artists can also record, mix, and master songs, as though they were right smack in a traditional recording studio. Not only that, you can also proceed to sell or purchase beats directly from other users through the apps marketplace, and once the songs are completed, feel free to distribute them to major online retailers such as iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify among others via the Studio Stick App. Place a pre-order for the Studio Stick on Kickstarter now for $274 a pop.

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Cat S31 is a smartphone that is built to last http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20170907/cat-s31-smartphone-built/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20170907/cat-s31-smartphone-built/#comments Thu, 07 Sep 2017 19:00:05 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=267459 cat-s31Now here is a smartphone that those who have butterfingers are able to identify with — the Cat S31. What makes the Cat S31 so special? For starters, this is a rugged and resilient smartphone that comes packed to the brim in order to enable it to face harsh environments, or great adventures outdoors. Either way, it does not matter, as it will continue to work just fine.

Key hardware specifications of the Cat S31 include a 4.7-inch 720p High Definition display that has been specially optimized for use outdoors, and its touchscreen can also be used if your fingers are wet or if it is really cold and you’ve a pair of gloves on. 2GB of RAM will be accompanied by 16GB of internal memory, which can be further augmented by a microSD memory card.A quad-core 1.3GHz Snapdragon chipset from Qualcomm will keep things running, while the 8MP camera at the back should be adequate for everyday use, with a 2MP front-facing camera being available for selfies. Running on Android Nougat, we are not quite sure whether it is going to receive the Android Oreo update or not. A 4,000mAh battery will be able to provide you with more than enough juice to last throughout the day.

Now, the big question is, just how large is it? It is ideal for all sorts of situations, including construction, agriculture, security, and vehicle repair, or for one to indulge in activities such as hiking, fishing, and biking. The casing is rated at IP68 waterproof, where it is also dust resistant and drop proof, allowing you to drop it to 1.8m onto concrete without breaking into a sweat. This MIL SPEC 810G phone has also been waterproof tested to remain submerged up to 1.2 meters of water for as long as 35 minutes, and is full well capable of handling thermal shocks, too. This is definitely a smartphone from Cat that is worthy of its name, like its predecessors.

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Alpha-One smartphone launched by Tonino Lamborghini http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20170905/alphaone-smartphone-launched-tonino-lamborghini/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20170905/alphaone-smartphone-launched-tonino-lamborghini/#comments Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:00:40 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=267415 alpha-oneMention the brand Lamborghini and many people would have thoughts of an exotic supercar that will set hearts aflutter, regardless of your gender. However, the Lamborghini brand has also managed to sneak its way into the world of smartphones, with the Alpha-One being the latest smartphone that has been launched in the UK exclusively with London department store Harrods. It makes plenty of sense, right? High street department store Harrods would not settle for anything less than the best, and makes a good fit with Lamborghini.

For those who happen to be living in the oil rich gulf, especially in the UAE, can pick up this Tonino Lamborghini smartphone from the Levant luxury boutique that is located right smack in the Dubai Mall, as well as the other high level hotels. Just what is the Alpha-One smartphone all about? It basically plays the role of an ambassador, representing a new species of mobile phones that will bring together technology with pure luxury. This is an idea that has been done before with the now defunct Vertu brand, so it remains to be seen whether it is going to make it big or end up with the same fate as Vertu.

Constructed using nothing else but the finest materials that are in the market, including handcrafted Italian leather and a liquid alloy that has been specially developed to resist corrosion, you can be sure that each Alpha-One is going to be worth your while. All of it will arrive in a lightweight form factor, as this specially designed smartphone merges design, fashion and functionality. Hardware features include a dual SIM slot, a speedy fingerprint sensor, a front-facing 8MP camera, a 20MP camera with optical and digital image stabilization at the back, with a Dolby dual speaker.

Any takers? It will probably cost you more than an arm and a leg, making a mockery of daylight robbery but do expect some tycoons to snap it up in double quick time, too.

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Phoozy thermal capsule protects your smartphone this summer http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20170727/phoozy-thermal-capsule-protects-smartphone-summer/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20170727/phoozy-thermal-capsule-protects-smartphone-summer/#comments Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:00:10 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=266435 phoozySummer is a great time to bond with family and friends, especially when you would like to spend the time in the great outdoors while enjoying all that nature has to offer. Unfortunately for some of us, we live in places where the mercury tends to end up far higher than other places around the earth, and this would also be detrimental to our smartphone’s “health”. Enter Phoozy, an accessory that has been touted to be the world’s first thermal capsule that intends to summer proof your smartphone, if there is such a way of doing so.

Specially adapted from spacesuit technology, Phoozy claims to be able to offer smartphones protection thanks to its integrated thermal, drop and float protection, all the while ensuring that battery life is preserved during your epic summer adventures. How does it get the job done? Being a thin and flat case, the Phoozy will ensure that most iPhones, Samsung Galaxy handsets or Google Pixel devices will not end up baked under the sun, while ensuring that battery life is maximized in either extreme heat or cold environments, allowing you to chill out on the beach, by the pool, on a boat, or even high up in the mountain tops.

After all, it is no fun at all to have your handset overheat and shut down, or have it drop out of your pocket when you lose your balance as you try to walk across a log that hangs precariously above a river. With integrated drop protection and buoyancy, you would have added peace of mind, even when your handset falls prey to the law of gravity and drops into a body of water. It will still remain afloat right on top of the water’s surface. Phoozy will retail for $29.99 apiece, and will also cater to select models from other smartphone manufacturers such as HTC, LG and Motorola.

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LG X Charge hits the US via Xfinity Mobile http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20170709/lg-charge-hits-xfinity-mobile/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20170709/lg-charge-hits-xfinity-mobile/#comments Sun, 09 Jul 2017 12:00:12 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=265617 lg-x-chargeWant to pick up a spanking new smartphone, but do not want to be bogged down by details of owning a high end flagship like the iPhone 7 Plus or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus? Well, there are always more affordable options from different manufacturers, including the LG X Charge. The LG X Charge will hit theUS via Xfinity Mobile that will come with additional juice to spare. This smartphone carries LG’s largest battery which will charge in double quick time, and is capable of lasting all weekend — or so that is what LG claims, using Comcast’s latest wireless service.

The LG X Charge carries the largest battery from LG to date in a smartphone being a 4,500mAh monster, offering a 5.5-inch HD display to go along with it. It will definitely go down well with users who demand a whole lot more from this handset than others, where it has been specially designed to meet the demands of those who want maximum usage between charges.

The fast-charging battery is said to be able to last for the whole weekend before requiring a trip to the nearby power outlet, even though it has a 5.5-inch HD In-cell Touch display with 1,280 x 720 resolution. Other hardware specifications point to a 5MP wide angle camera in front, making it a snap to capture selfies just like that, while LG’s smart UX also comes with Auto Shot and Gesture Interval Shot that helps to simplify the photo-taking process by triggering the shutter whenever it detects a face or correct hand gesture. At the back lies a 13MP camera with soft LED flash, where it handles both portraits and breath-taking landscapes without missing a beat.

Powered by an octa-core 1.5GHz processor, you get 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot, and Android 7.0 Nougat as the operating system of choice.

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Huawei Honor 9 is the brand new flagship smartphone http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20170628/huawei-honor-9-brand-flagship-smartphone/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20170628/huawei-honor-9-brand-flagship-smartphone/#comments Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:00:28 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=264731 huawei-honor-9When it comes to having the best smartphone available, most of the time we would aim straight for nothing but the top of the line models — and this would definitely include checking out which particular flagship model catches our fancy. Huawei has certainly become a pretty strong player by themselves over the years, and it is with much aplomb that they recently announced their latest flagship, the Huawei Honor 9.

The Huawei Honor 9 is the 2017 flagship model from the company that comes with the slogan “The Light Catcher,” which would mean it has camera specifications that you would most probably drool over. On paper, the Huawei Honor 9 is a trend setter where dual lens cameras are concerned, delivering 20MP and 12MP lenses with the former being a monochrome lens while the latter is a RGB color lens. The RGB lens is able to faithfully capture the colors of the world in vivid detail, while the monochrome lens delivers additional contrast and detailed information at a level that the similar pixel size’s RGB lens is unable to provide. This makes the Honor 9 one of the more unique propositions when it comes to low light photography, with the monochrome lens being able to function as a solitary lens to capture true monochrome images.

At the back of the Honor 9 would be a gorgeous 3D glass segment and a metal bezel, delivering a subtle metal aurora that is certainly a unique trait in smartphone design. When it comes to performance, the Huawei Honor 9 does not disappoint, sporting a Kirin 960 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and EMUI 5.1.

Not only that, Huawei has thrown in the Huawei Histen sound effect, where they worked with Grammy award-winning recording producer Rainer Maillard to optimize sound quality, while partnering with Monster to create “Honor Purity,” which is a unique sound equalizer that can only be found on the Honor 9 and nowhere else. This ultra-wide 3D sound field technology will allow three customizable sound modes to be accessed for different user scenarios.

Expect the Honor 9 to be available for purchase in select markets already such as Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE and UK.

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FiGO Gravity is a highly affordable smartphone http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20170619/figo-gravity-highly-affordable-smartphone/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20170619/figo-gravity-highly-affordable-smartphone/#comments Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:00:40 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=264348 figo-gravityWhen it comes to smartphone models, many of us would prefer to settle for a marquee device, like an iPhone 7, LG G6, or the Samsung Galaxy S8. After all, it showcases just how savvy we are in the world of technology, not to mention letting us gain access to the latest operating system updates. Well, there are millions more others out there whose lives would be made far better with a smartphone, except that the smartphones they own would have to be of the mid-range category since that is all that they can afford. Enter the FiGO Gravity.

With the FiGO Gravity, your lofty ambitions of owning a high end smartphone can now be brought down to earth, as the Gravity will have the capability to let you communicate, socialize, and experience the world around like never before. The flagship smartphone from FiGO, it will arrive in an ultrafine design with a super sleek metallic body. Not only that, they have thrown in a fingerprint sensor for security purposes to keep up with the times. Just what kind of hardware does the FiGO Gravity pack?

It will feature Dual Sim 4G LTE with an octa-core processor, accompanied by a HD IPS 2.5D 5.5″ display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory and a microSD memory card slot, a 13MP shooter at the back with a 5MP selfie camera, a 3,000 mAh fast charging battery, and an Infrared blaster. The FiGO Gravity will be an unlocked handset that does not need any contract at all, which means just about anyone can jump right on board without missing a beat. What do you think of this particular handset? It might not come with the smug factor of owning a flagship smartphone from a more established company, but as long as it gets the job done without breaking the bank, then it is perfect! The $129 asking price is definitely well within reach of just about everyone!

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