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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 vs Samsung Galaxy S2 – a worthy successor?

by Mike AndriciMay 4, 2012

Finally, after weeks of debates, rumors, and leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S3 was officially unveiled yesterday at the Samsung Unpacked event in London. How does the S3 compare against its predecessor, the Galaxy S2? Is it just a minor update, as some rumors claimed a few weeks ago, or is the S3 a “legit” member of the most successful line of Android smartphones to ever go into production? How much has the Android world evolved since last year when the S2 was announced? We’ll answer all these questions and more as we compare the Galaxy S3 against its predecessor, the Galaxy S2. So let’s get started, shall we?

Display and form factor

Bigger, faster, [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 4S – no contest here, folks

by SamMay 4, 2012

I’m sure you’re all hungering after this! A comparison between Samsung’s new Flagship phone, the Galaxy S3, and Apple’s iPhone 4S.

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Screen Size

The screen of the iPhone is laughable when compared next to the Samsung Galaxy S3. The iPhone may have it’s ‘Retina Display’, but the high resolution of the SGS3 spread over 4.8inches is even more lovely to look at. Apple should understand that big screens are what people want and studies have proven this.

Weight

The iPhone 4S has less inside it, but weighs more! Samsung have set another marker in pioneering light smartphones with even more hardware stuffed inside [...]

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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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Android 2.3 Gingerbread vs. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich [video]

by Matthew SabatiniMay 2, 2012

September 23, 2008, Android 1.0, the first commercial version of Android is released. Just over 3 years later, October 19, 2011, after evolving from Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, and Honeycomb, not including Astro and Bender, Ice Cream Sandwich was announced. Along the way, Android put out loads of features and took in some 200+ million users. Today, we’re going to be breaking down two of the newest, and arguably best, Android versions (Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich). Obviously, a winner has already been chosen for this Versus Match. However, look at the competition as more of a comparison and evolution of Android.

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Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 5: titan superphone deathmatch [rumor roundup]

by Mike AndriciMay 1, 2012

It’s not that often that we cover anything related to the iPhone series, but, if you think of it, it is the best selling line of smartphones ever made. Under these circumstances, it does makes sense to compare the rumors that have been circulating about the next iteration of the iPhone series against the rumors regarding the upcoming beast of a device in the Samsung Galaxy S line. According to analyst expectations, these will be the two best selling smartphones of 2012, so why not subject them to a grueling rumor pit-fight?

While it does not mean that there aren’t at least a couple of other manufacturers that can produce even better smartphones (Motorola and HTC being [...]

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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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Google Play (Android Market) vs Apple App Store – 2012

by Matthew SabatiniApril 24, 2012

Despite the cool designs and dazzling hardware of today’s hottest and most modern smartphones, many users would agree that apps make the phone. We all know what happened to the likes of Nokia, RIM, and HP simply because they didn’t manage to spur the creation of better app markets. All were completely clobbered after the debut of Apple’s App Store and the Android Market, which is now known today as Google Play. To make matters more complicated, there is also Amazon’s Appstore, which was actually created long before anyone had heard of the Kindle Fire. Nevertheless, apps are what make our devices the magical things we know them to be. Without apps, are [...]

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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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Android 4.0.3 vs Android 4.0.4 vs Android 4.0.5

by Carl ParkerApril 16, 2012

It didn’t seem all that long ago that Ice Cream Sandwich first emerged. Now it seems to have taken Android phones by storm, though not always officially. Almost everyone wanted it on their phone and with good reason. Not only does Ice Cream Sandwich look gorgeous but also boasts an improved Android experience.

It didn’t take long before dedicated Android developers churned out countless ROMs based on Ice Cream Sandwich. With each subsequent update, ROMs also assimilated many of the new features and bug fixes. Though version 4.0.4 may have only been recently released, we’re already looking forward to what 4.0.5 has in store for us.

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