Posts by GeoffreyFarinha

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    The LG Nitro on AT&T is among the first shipping Android phones to pack a full 720p display. Not only that, it's among the first shipping AT&T phones to do LTE, which promises speeds far greater than what is offered over AT&T's HSPA+ 3G network. Sadly, LG has a shaky history of delivering high-end devices, and we also know that there is still a limited amount of cities in the United States that take full advantage of AT&T's 4G LTE Network. Some early adopters of devices with similar specs and enhanced connectivity are even wondering if it's really worth it to pay the extra premium of an ...

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    Smartphone manufacturers have begun equipping their latest offerings with 1080p capable cameras. Paired with its high definition screen, the LG Nitro HD is setup to be a solid consideration. In these two videos we'll take a quick look around a New Hampshire public park during the winter months using both the Nitro's rear-facing 1080p camera and it's front-facing camera which is capable of recording in 720p. It was a bright and sunny day, so we'll quickly see how well the cameras respond to changes in light. How do you think the Nitro HD performed? Was the frame rate smooth, or was it ...

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    Next in our sights is the physical hardware making up the LG Nitro HD. In this video we take some quality time to give you a hardware tour of the device. We also run some benchmarking applications to test performance of the phone to see how it stacks up. Battery 1830 mAh 3 hours talk-time (3G) 252 hours Stand-by time Dimensions 5.27 x 2.67 x 0.41 (134 x 68 x 10 mm) 4.50 oz (128 g) Display 4.5-inch HD LCD display 720 x 1280 pixels 329 ppi Processor 1.5GHz dual-core processor Memory 4GB Internal 16GB Sandisk Class 4 microSD card 1GB RAM Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) GSM: 850, 900, 1800, ...

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    This time, we take a dive into the software element of the LG Nitro HD. For the most part, we've all become accustomed to see a manufacturer-customized skin on any non-Nexus devices. Of course, the LG Nitro HD is no exception. LG's user interface maintains a resemblance to Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0. This gives the icon a very "iOS" appearance. Some users may like this look and other may not. LG has added a set of quick actions to the pull-down notification bar. This gives users the ability to quickly enable or disable silent mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS connectivity and Airplane Mode. Carrier ...

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    In this video we take a few minutes to unbox AT&T's latest 4G LTE handset, the LG Nitro HD. Not only does the Nitro HD sport a LTE radio, but it is one of the first few Android devices to posses a truly High Definition screen. The LG Nitro HD comes packaged in typical AT&T fashion. Living inside this box with the phone is a standard microUSB cable with USB wall adapter, a 16GB microSD card, 1830mAh battery and the phone itself. As if the LTE arms race wasn't enough, manufacturers are now starting to construct their devices with high definition screens to not only add bragging rights to ...

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    If you caught Daniel Webster's series of videos and final review on the Samsung Galaxy S, you were treated with an abundance of detail about this new device. Sporting a 4" Super AMOLED with a 1 GHz processor, the Galaxy is equipped to impress. However, the Samsung Galaxy S is not alone in the 4"+ screen size market. I've decided to match the Samsung Galaxy S up against my beloved HTC EVO. The EVO has been my primary phone for a little over a month now, and I've been nothing but impressed. Over the next few videos, I will put the Galaxy side-by-side with the EVO and run a few comparison ...

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    So far we've run through the unboxing of the Samsung Continuum, our hardware overview, and our look at the software. This time we take a different approach and compare the speed of the Continuum against one of its close relatives, the Samsung Galaxy S I9000. In this video we will run through a browser test, a gameplay test and comparison, as well as a YouTube load time test. The two devices share the same 1GHz Hummingbird processor. But, the Continuum clocks in slightly lower in the RAM category with 336MB of RAM, whereas the I9000 maintains a solid 512MB of RAM. Be sure to press play ...

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    You've already seen Brandon give us a rundown of his top five, must-have, can't-live-without Android applications. Well now it's my turn. I this video I run through my top five Android app picks. 1. Pulse (free): If you follow RSS feeds of any kind, Pulse is one of the best RSS reader options for your device. You can search for feeds or manually add your own. Feeds are shown in rich text format to allow fast viewing, but the built in browser gives the option of viewing articles in their full glory – pictures and video in all. 2. Dropbox (free): Dropbox is a cloud file storage service ...

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    The Sony Xperia X10 is an Android device that has been available in Europe for some time already. It has received a fair share of both praise and criticism since its original release date. Now, the X10 has finally made its way stateside, with AT&T. With only three Android phones to choose from, AT&T could certainly stand to gain by adding to their selection. Is the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 a worthy addition for AT&T? Read on below to find out! BOX CONTENTS Here's the unboxing for the Xperia X10. The box comes packed with just about everything you need, including a 2GB MicroSD card and ...

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    The Sony Ericsson X10 Mini is truly a unique smartphone. With a form-factor unlike any other Android device, our final review is sure to be very interesting. So, check it out below! If you have already seen our video coverage you can skip to the bottom of the page and watch the final video review. SOFTWARE This device was created with the idea of single-handed operation in mind. Due to this, Sony has created a custom user interface for the X10 Mini. Users can easily swipe left and right through the menu system. Navigation is literally a breeze. Despite the fact that this is a custom skin ...

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    Times certainly are changing. Devices that can boast a larger screen are becoming the current fad. By increasing screen sizes manufacturers hope to fortify users' ability to multitask and become even more efficient by maximizing usability. Dell has jumped onto the bandwagon by releasing the Dell Streak, an Android tablet device that also doubles as a phone. The 5" screen certainly creates a long list of possibilities, but will the screen be too big, making the phone cumbersome? Read on to find out! BOX CONTENTS Here's the unboxing of the Dell Streak. The box comes loaded with just about ...

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    The Samsung Transform is a new Android device that combines a touchscreen with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that looks similar to the high-end Samsung Epic 4G, but has smaller dimensions and less power. It features Android 2.1, an 800MHz CPU, and 256MB of RAM. It also has a new feature called Sprint ID which allows the user to load pre-configured home screens, similar to Scenes for HTC Sense. The question, however, is where in Sprint's lineup does this device fit? Read on for our full review where we'll cover hardware, software, speed, and a whole lot more! BOX CONTENTS Check out our ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S line of devices is arguably one of the biggest hits of 2010. The sAMOLED screens that each of the devices feature has taken users in the next generation of screen technology with its color saturation, clearness, and overall vibrancy. Samsung has made sure that every US carrier has a Galaxy S device to offer. With the addition of the Samsung Continuum, Verizon Wireless now has two Galaxy S device to choose from. What makes the Continuum unique though, is the addition secondary "ticker" screen. Is there room for another Galaxy S device with Verizon? Is the ticker screen ...

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    Motorola's Droid Pro has been created with the business user market in mind. It combines a touchscreen as well as a full physical QWERTY keyboard to give its users the best of both worlds. It seems Motorola is attempting to steal some market share from RIM's Blackberry. Is the Droid Pro a suitable contender? Read on below to find out! BOX CONTENTS Here's our unboxing of the Droid Pro. Inside the box you will the Droid Pro device itself with a pre-installed 2GB microSD card. You'll also find three international wall adapters, an AC adapter with an extra long cable, and a USB sync cable. ...

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    Motorola is no stranger to the world of Android. Their offerings range from low-end to high-end devices each with various different version of UI tweaks and skins. Motorola has added another mid-range device their lineup with the Flipside; a touchscreen phone offering both an optical trackpad and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Is there room for the Flipside as part of AT&T's Android offering, and is it worth considering? Read on below to get the scoop! BOX CONTENTS Hit play below to see us unbox the Flipside. Inside the box you will find the device itself with a pre-installed 2GB microSD card, ...

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