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Video review: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC Evo 4G LTE – Which one is the best?

by: ClaytonJuly 5, 2012

Android manufacturers are hard at work producing their take on the world’s best smartphone. Luckily for us Android fans, this summer, there is no shortage of contenders for the highly coveted title of King of the Android hill.

Right now, perhaps, the fiercest rivalry in the Android world is the one between leading manufacturers HTC and Samsung. The stories of the arch-rivals couldn’t be more different. HTC led the smartphone revolution and commanded a sizable portion of the market up until recently. But now, the tides have turned, and the Taiwanese are struggling to return to their former glory, largely depending on the success of their highly acclaimed One [...]

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LG’s quad core giant: Optimus 4X HD review and hands-on video

by: ClaytonJune 13, 2012

LG may not be the world’s best-known smartphone maker or the largest maker of smartphones in the world, like their co-nationals Samsung, but the Koreans are, nevertheless, a force to be reckoned with.

First off, the phone maker has passed through a long period of lackluster evolution, marked by mediocre products and a dwindling mindshare. But now, all signs indicate that LG is back with a vengeance. And for those in the know – LG has been making major waves in their display division, and is producing what many consider to be some of the finest displays available to date.

Over the past several months, LG has scored a number of important wins. It [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S3 compared to HTC One X – a video review

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 2, 2012

Both the Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X are beautiful pieces of gear, no doubt. Both are powered by powerful chips and both lead the benchmark rankings. Both are built with utmost attention to detail, by the two most prestigious Android manufacturers in the world.

So, how could one pick a side in this epic battle? How can one say, with confidence, that the Galaxy S3 is superior to the One X, or the other way? Taking sides it’s hard to do, especially since doing so will bring upon you the ire of countless fans of the “losing” side. But we did it anyway in our Galaxy S3 vs. One X review, that we published just hours after we first got our hands on Samsung’s new hero [...]

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Video review: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy Note side by side comparison

by: RandyMay 30, 2012

After I reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S3, I got a lot of questions that go like this – “Should I buy the S3 or the Note?” Most people who ask this question just want to get the best device. But honestly, I don’t think it’s a matter of device, but a matter of how you are going to use it.

You see, both the S3 and the Note are equally good. Both are multicores. Both come with 1GB RAM and an 8MP camera. Both are now available with Android 4.0. Hence, it can’t be a matter of which device is better, but rather which device would WORK better for you.

Without a doubt, the S3 will beat the Note in every performance benchmark you throw [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S2 vs HTC One X – Last year’s best against HTC’s latest

by: SamMay 6, 2012

So now I’ve had a good go with a Samsung Galaxy S2 and the HTC One X. Both are impressive phones, and they both have people swearing by them. Which is best though? Well, I’m going to give you my thoughts on this.

How do they feel in your hand?

What’s really important to me is that a phone should be powerful, but remain easy to hold in hand. If a phone is too large then using it becomes a clumsy and awkward experience. Myself, I prefer the Samsung Galaxy S2 to the HTC One X. Yes, that’s right. The Samsung Galaxy S2 may be inferior in hardware terms, with a lower resolution screen, slower processor and all the rest of it, but it remains easy to [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S3 – hands on experience!

by: SamMay 3, 2012

Firstly, thanks to the tens of thousands of people who tuned in to the the site and the live blog! It was great to be able to bring you what we were hearing and seeing as it happened. Unfortunately though, we only had enough bandwidth for web browsing, and didn’t have anywhere near the upload capacity needed for images. We do now though, so let me show you them and give you my thoughts!

It’s a big boy

Good line-up right?

As you can hopefully see from the image above, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is large, very large. I think it is a little fraction longer than the One X. As I predicted, it is a blend of design from the SGS2 and the [...]

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HTC One X – initial impressions of HTC’s flagship quad core beast

by: SamApril 30, 2012

I’ve just gotten an HTC One X to play around with! After the careful unboxing I charged it up and then turned it on. As so many people have said, it’s set a new standard in smartphones, and I have to agree with that…

How does it feel to hold?

The slightly curved body is smooth and a joy to hold in hand. If it were thicker it would be rather difficult to interact with since the phone itself is so tall and wide. The photo below has my finger to give you an idea of how remarkably thin this phone is. In actual fact, it is 8.9mm thick.

The phone is incredibly light too and I wasn’t expecting that. It’s about two thirds of the [...]

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Apex Launcher Pro (Beta) review – leader in home replacement apps [video]

by: ClaytonApril 19, 2012

Many of you out there packing the latest and freshest version of Android, version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, are aware that there are quite a few home launchers available to replace your aging stock launcher. Everything from ported Carrier UI launchers to custom themed versions of the Nova and Apex launchers have made their way onto the home screens of eager Android enthusiasts. It is often difficult sorting through all the options. With so many different features belonging to every launcher, it can take an eternity to finally decide upon a good home replacement launcher.

So, which one is the best?

For those of you who don’t wish to dabble into the world of custom [...]

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Desk Migrate: App for copying homescreens across different home launchers

by: Carl ParkerApril 15, 2012

One of the reasons why people love Android is how customizable it is. You don’t have to be stuck with the same out-of-the-box package as everyone else. Instead, Android allows you to tailor your mobile device experience to just the way you like it.

The Google Play Store alone is jampacked with all the apps one could dream of, and some apps even have customizable skins. A whole slew of ROMs have also emerged, some packing stock with a little extra touch. Others stripped stock of their unwieldy bloatware to give users a streamlined experience.

We’ve seen launchers that make your Android tablet look like it’s running iOS. Everyday dedicated [...]

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A Review of the Archos 10.1 G9 Turbo 250 GB – Android 4.0 ICS out of the box with bottomless storage

by: Brandon SobottaApril 15, 2012

When I first heard of the Archos tablets with an actual built in hard-drive I was very skeptical. A few questions popped in my head about battery life, response time, weight, thickness, and stability. Would I feel this tablet jerking around in my hands as I do with a normal external hard-drive picked up during use? So many pro’s and con’s  popped up in the equation with the addition of such a feature over normal flash memory. To me the Archos 10.1 G9 Turbo is a very interesting concept, read on to find out if Archos pulled this off successfully, or is it just a gimmick?

What’s good:

The G9 Turbo had loads of storage space, a decent screen, a kickstand and Android [...]

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