Posts by Rithvik Rao

Rithvik is a News Editor here at Pocketnow, currently a student living in California. He fell in love with tech at an early age after messing with the HTC G1, and is now studying application development to further fuel his love for tech. Rithvik also enjoys reading fiction novels when he's not tied up with work. | Google+ | Twitter |

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    Last year, the comparison between Moto X and Galaxy S4 wasn't all that close – specs-wise, the Galaxy S4 excelled, and the Moto X arguably presented a more compelling software package. But both of those products have since been given iterative bump-ups by their respective OEMs for their 2014 flavors. So how do the new ones compare? Find out in our Moto X 2014 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 video below. Unlike last year, when Motorola went bold in bucking the specs trend (with specs such as a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro featured on the Moto X, even when the quad-core Snapdragon 800's arrival was ...

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    One of the things that has become a bit of a ritual after every Apple product launch is a teardown, and it's almost always first recorded by the folks over at iFixit. The next device to go through the full treatment is the larger of the new iPhones, and this iPhone 6 Plus teardown has revealed some critical details such as the battery size. First of all, the new battery is 2,915 mAh in size. That's almost twice what can be found within the iPhone 5s, which explains why early reviews praised it so much – we'll have the 6 Plus in our labs in just a few hours, and we'll be delivering our ...

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    Android Wear and Apple Watch may be hear (or in the case of the latter, just around the corner), but that doesn't mean the folks over at Pebble aren't constantly improving their popular wearables with software updates. The latest of which, the Pebble Firmware 2.5 update released today, brings many much-appreciated changes to what's already one of the best wearable platforms out on the market. First of all, the Pebble Firmware 2.5 brings emoji support. Previously, emoji showed up as rectangular boxes on the watch's display, and now emoji will be able to accurately display – this will ...

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    We've been catching wind of the possibility of a successor to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha as of late, with the model number SM-A500 being repeatedly tossed around. Thanks today to the Chinese regulatory body TENAA, we have a clear look at what could be Samsung Galaxy Alpha 2 images. There's nothing much to be said about the design of the phone, aside from the fact that it bears much resemblance to the current Galaxy Alpha. The phone is supposedly just 6.7mm thin, and weighs 126 grams as well. As for specs, the current rumor mill has it that this SM-A500 will have a 5-inch Super AMOLED HD ...

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    In a bit of a surprising move – we can't recall the last time that a tech company's plans legitimately surprised us – Amazon has just unveiled a new set of tablets. These new Amazon tablets include refreshes for the Kindle Fire HDX line and more. Let's start off with the Fire HDX. First off, as you may have noticed, the "Kindle" branding has been dropped from the name. Moving on to the product itself, you'll get a 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, an 8.9-inch display with a 339 ppi pixel density, Dolby Atmos audio, and an 8MP rear camera. This ships with the latest version of ...

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    Our Moto 360 review unit has been in at least three states at this point, and it's finally seeing its turn at our review desk today. We've spent a good amount of time learning the ins and outs of the gorgeous new Android Wear device at this point, so it's time to share what we've found in a full Motorola Moto 360 review video. The hardware is the interesting part on the 360, and that's almost unarguable. Looking at the watch from an exterior perspective, the round display (albeit with the "flat tire" at the bottom) and heavy use of stainless steel and leather are standout features. These, ...

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    The time is nearly here for you to be able to get your hands all over Motorola's newest devices and accessories. Moto X 2014 pre-orders, along with the same for the Moto Hint and Motorola Turbo Charger, are now live on Motorola's web portal. First of all, the new Moto X is now available in two forms – the first is an AT&T model, and the second is the "Pure Edition" Motorola representatives confirmed a couple days back. Both are available for $499 from Motorola's online store, though the latter comes SIM-unlocked and with an easily unlockable bootloader. The next item available today ...

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    It's pretty common to see powerful Android smartphones these days – we've grown accustomed to yearly (or even shorter, in the case of some OEMs) release cycles from the likes of Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, and others as well. But it is rare to have both a powerful Android smartphone with an especially-commendable camera; sure, phones like the LG G3 can take some pretty nice pictures, but those probably aren't at the level of the Panasonic Lumix CM1, probably the best Android cameraphone on paper we've seen to date. Before we jump into that camera, let's rattle off some other specs. There's ...

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    If you can't wait for Motorola to stock up the new Moto X later today on its online store, and are an AT&T customer, you're in luck. The carrier has made pre-orders of the second-generation X available through its online store, but there are a couple catches if you're going to get your Moto X 2014 pre-orders in through this system. The device is available in three flavors – Black Leather, Bamboo, and Black Resin – and customizing the phone through Motorola's Moto Maker is not yet an option. Weirdly enough, AT&T can't quite decide what to call the phone; both Moto X2 (which ...

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    Another day, another LG midranger – at least, that's what it feels like from over here. In just this year, the South Korean manufacturer has already released a bevy of phones such as the G3 Beat / G3 S, G3 Vista, G3 Stylus, L Fino, and L Bello, and with a few months still left in the year, it sure doesn't look like the company plans to cool the pace a tad. Today, the LG G3 Vigor is now official, a new midranger that plans to set up shop stateside. The phone has a 5-inch 720p IPS display, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, a 2,540 mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat with LG's Optimus UI ...

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    Seeing one of our favorite phones of 2013 get refreshed instantly piques our interest – especially when the same great features are on-board, and specs have been bumped up to an admirable level. We have a review unit in our labs now, so it's time to finally find out what happens when you put Motorola up against ... itself, in our Moto X 2014 vs Moto X 2013 comparison. In terms of hardware, there's a huge upgrade between the two models. We compared them spec-by-spec in an earlier post on the site, so check that out if you want to know exactly what's different, but upgrades have been ...

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    You can finally now throw your money at your computer screen, those of you waiting in great anticipation of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch. iPhone 6 pre-orders have gone live across a variety of retailers in the United States, so we've compiled a list of where exactly you should go to try to grab yourself an early order of the hottest new iOS phone out. Apple Store The most obvious place to go for iPhone 6 pre-orders is Apple's own online store, but though this is likely where the most supply will be, it's also where the most demand will be. If past years are any indicator of ...

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    Now that it's official, we're already convinced that Apple will be seeing a massive number of sales when the iPhone 6 becomes available for purchase on September 19; that's become a fact of all Apple launches as of late, and it's something we've come to expect. But this time, since there are two high-end offerings – a 4.7-incher and a 5.5-incher – and loads of competition from IFA 2014 on the horizon, we were curious to see how many of you were interested in purchasing the iPhone 6. Thus, a poll: are you buying the iPhone 6? To help you with your decision, we've got a bunch of pieces ...

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    For its first iPhone endeavor above four inches on the diagonal, Apple went big. It today has the iPhone 6 Plus, what looks to be a direct jab at Samsung's phablet counterpart, the Galaxy Note 4. So now that these two rivals are hitting each other hard in this big-screened arena as well, we thought it proper that we compare and contrast the specs of the two in an Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs comparison. Without a doubt it's the Android that wins the spec battle here, but that doesn't mean the iPhone didn't perform commendably in our chart. In fact, it bested the Note ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 830 may or may not be "the affordable flagship," but that doesn't mean it hasn't captured the attention of Windows Phone fans across the globe. We're fairly sure some of said fans are based here in the US, and a subset of that group also uses AT&T. If you find yourself in that small group, you're in luck for sure – AT&T has just announced that it'll begin stocking the Nokia Lumia 830 this year. The 830 features specs like a 10MP PureView imaging unit, and integrated wireless charging. It ships with the latest version of Windows Phone, Lumia Denim (and we thought ...

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