Some people have no fear when it comes to bringing their electronics everywhere they go, but that’s not me though! I’ve had a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 since it’s U.S. launch day, and I’ve always been afraid to bring it to work or let the kids play with it. It’s not that the tablet feels cheap, or that I think it’s likely to break, but simply because this is a very thin $500 electronic that I don’t have the luxury of insurance for. But, that’s where companies like Gumdrop have really stepped in, to protect our electronics from some of the worst we can throw at them, and thankfully, some of these companies build their cases like [...]
The first half of next year should get very interesting for mobile devices. We’re expecting the Qualcomm S4, NVIDIA Kal-El, Texas Instruments OMAP 4470, and Samsung’s new Exynos 4212 chips to arrive then. But, even if these devices will all arrive in the first half of 2012, we don’t know the exact dates–and that might make a difference.
For example, if one of them is 30% better than the other, but arrives in June, while the other arrives in January, then it might not mean much, because the January chip will probably have an upgraded version by June, too, and might equal or even surpass the original “better” chip. So, keep that in [...]
HTC’s latest Android Superphone – the HTC Amaze is, in our opinion, a bit of an unknown device, but it’s packing specs that demand it be taken very seriously. In this piece, we compare it to Apple’s latest – the iPhone 4S. Which one will come out on top?Overview Amaze 4G
After posing for a nice little press shot back in late September, the HTC Amaze 4G is now the star of a “Silent Video Walkthrough” created by the Youtube user Ktwist311. The voice-less video shows off both the hardware and the operating system. T-Mobile recently confirmed that the Amaze 4G will be running Gingerbread and have Sense 3.0. Now that the Amaze 4G has [...]
The Samsung Galaxy Note is a 5.3″ device that should be the biggest, yet still pocketable, Android device once it’s on the market. It blurs the line between a tablet and a smartphone. You could watch videos on it, play games, browse the web and read books, too. This is why it could a much more portable reading and media consumption device, while still being pocketable, than something like a Kindle Fire. So, let’s see how they stack up against each other.Samsung Galaxy Note Specs Processor: dual core 1.4 Ghz Exynos chip Display: 5.3″ Super AMOLED + Gorilla Glass Resolution: 1280×800 (285 PPI) Storage: 16 [...]
The Motorola Droid Bionic has been one of the most expected smartphones on Verizon this year. Why? Because it was supposed to be the first dual core smartphone with LTE connectivity, and it was. It just came a bit later than everyone expected it, and as such, they became a little disappointed with its launch. The Droid Bionic still remains the best LTE smartphone you can get right now on Verizon, but should you get it right away or wait for the HTC Vigor? Let’s see.Droid Bionic Specs Processor: dual core 1 Ghz OMAP 4430, PowerVR SGX540 GPU (overclocked by 50% from Hummingbird’s same GPU) Display: 4.3″ Pentile Matrix LCD Resolution: [...]
Folks, this is an epic show-down, and what you are about to read below will demonstrate that both the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Nexus Prime are two of the greatest smartphones – Android or not – to ever come into existence. We cover all of the important categories, so you can get the whole picture. Read on for more!Overview Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung’s Galaxy S2 has finally landed stateside, on both T-Mobile and soon to come to AT&T. A mega-hit in Europe and Asia, Samsung’s follow-up to their first Samsung Galaxy S is the kind of second version we love to see. Dubbed the Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic Touch 4G for T-Mobile (too long, we know) it [...]
Like many savvy smartphone watchers, we bet you’re hooked on the latest, most powerful, most incredibly advanced technology you can stuff into your pocket for some mega-multitasking on the move. If, like us, you are waiting patiently for the upcoming Superphone to end all superphones — the Nexus Prime — then you should also take note of what HTC is throwing your way soon, too. Both are packing remarkable specs that will make your parent’s computer beep with jealousy. Arguably some of the most hotly anticipated Android smartphones of 2011 – the HTC Amaze (T-Mobile) aka HTC Ruby, and the Nexus Prime are coming. Check out our comprehensive breakdown [...]
Although Apple’s recently launched iPhone 4S disappointed quite a lot of people primarily because it’s just an “iPhone 4 with better specs,” the iPhone 4S remains a sturdy contender against currently existing high-end Android smartphones.
In this comparison review, Android Authority gives you a rundown of the iPhone 4S and the Motorola DROID Bionic, which Verizon unleashed just last month.
Which of the two smartphones has the upper hand? Read on to find out.Physical Build and Design
iPhone 4SPhysical dimensions: 114 mm x 58 mm x 9.3 mm Weight: 138 g
DROID BionicPhysical dimensions: 127 mm x 66 mm x 10.9mm Weight: 158 [...]
What makes a smart phone truly “smart”? Cellphone manufacturers can dazzle us with shiny new toys packed with the latest gadgetry, but without solid apps to back them up, these are merely empty shells that are only good for making calls.
Nokia and some of the previously popular phone makers of the past have simply gone the way of the dinosaurs. Unable to adapt to market changes, these have been relegated to playing catch up with two of the most widely used mobile phone platforms today – Android, and Apple’s devices, respectively.The Numbers Game
[ Update 2011-10-05: Apple has just officially announced what everyone was hoping to be the iPhone 5 as the iPhone 4S. And, we now have official details about the iPhone 4S’s specs. This post, first published on August 12, has been updated to reflect new information not just about the iPhone 4S but also of the Nexus Prime, whose official specs still remain unconfirmed and unannounced. ]
The tech world does not have any definitive word yet regarding the specifics of Google’s upcoming Nexus Prime (also rumored to be named Nexus 3, Nexus Plus, Samsung DROID Prime, or Samsung Galaxy Nexus).
On the other hand, what everyone was expecting to be the Apple [...]