Posts tagged with: Comparison
  • by | November 7, 2013 1:40 AM

    One of these devices is a unibody aluminum flagship launched almost a year ago, a hardware showboat built to bring unique audio and optical features to the Android world. The other is a minimalistic slab of "hardcore plastic" with the specs of a superphone but the price of a budget model, its entire purpose to showcase the very best of Google's handheld products and services. So why are these devices, so far apart in time and targeting, being brought together for this comparison? Because each is top-tier, in its own way - and each is also sold in the Google Play Store. Dive in, then, to ...

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  • by | November 5, 2013 11:16 PM

    If you're one of the few to reside in a market where both Google's Nexus 5 and Motorola's Moto X occupy store shelves, consider yourself lucky: you've got access to two of the best Android smartphones the world has ever known. But as always, there's a dark side to that kind of luck. Because if you're in the market for a new smartphone, you're stuck with a pretty tough choice between these two capable rivals. In a world where "Nexus" doesn't mean what it once did, Motorola calls itself "a Google company," and phones with top-tier processors go for $349 off-contract, how can you trust ...

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  • by | November 5, 2013 11:37 AM

    Last week, Apple released the latest addition to its popular iPad lineup, the iPad Air. It's lighter, thinner, and narrower than all full-sized iPads before it. But how does it actually stack up to its predecessors? We put the iPad Air up against the iPad 3 this time around. With the same displays, similar internals, and the exact same software, the two tablets have quite a lot in common. But are the iPad Air's improvements worth the extra cash? Should you upgrade from your old iPad to the Air? Watch this iPad Air vs old iPad comparison to find out!

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  • by | October 31, 2013 5:54 AM

    Got a few hundred clams burning a hole in your pocket? Do you love absurdly oversized smartphone displays? Do you see no need for mobile devices to include a stylus in 2013? Then you, friend, have come to the right place. The subjects of today's Pocketnow comparison are not alien to us. Each is a positively massive smartphone featuring powerful media consumption capabilities. We’ve already separately reviewed both the HTC One max and the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, and we’ve also subjected them to innumerable comparisons - some worthwhile, some outrageous. But there's nothing quite so ...

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  • by | October 24, 2013 7:24 PM

    Samsung's Galaxy Note tablets are among the best tablets money can buy. Not only do they often bear the best specifications around, they also come with tons of value proposition in the form of unique software and hardware geared towards utility, multitasking, and productivity. Most notably, features like Multi-Window and the S Pen are part of what define the Galaxy Note series and make them so alluring. Which of Samsung's most recent Galaxy Note tablets is the best, however? That's what we aim to find out. We put the latest Note 10.1 up against the smaller Note 8.0. Watch the 2014 Galaxy ...

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  • by | October 21, 2013 8:40 PM

    The Pebble smart watch set the wearable-tech space on fire when it broke all previous records to become the biggest-ever Kickstarter surprise earlier this year. But it wasn't its fundraising ability that prompted a few of us on the Pocketnow team to pre-order one; it was the promise of a smart watch that was actually, you know ... smart. That's a promise that the Pebble delivered on when it arrived at our doorstep last spring, and we've been enjoying our little wrist-borne mobile companions ever since. But the folks behind Pebble aren't the only ones trying to make a name for themselves in ...

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  • by | October 17, 2013 5:59 AM

    Honest truth: we'd rather be comparing the One max with the Galaxy Mega. It's a better fit, after all: HTC's latest monster is much less a minimized tablet than it is a maximized smartphone, just like Samsung's preposterous Mega creation. As we mentioned in our full review of the One max, the company's goal with its newest device was to port the experience of the earlier One to a larger form factor. And when, at the press event where HTC distributed review units, someone from another tech site called the One max "more a Mega than a Note," HTC didn't seem particularly put off by the ...

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  • by | October 16, 2013 5:00 AM

    You might say this comparison is unnecessary. After all, most people don't need help deciding whether to buy a smartphone or a refrigerator door, right? Given the choice between a standard-sized handheld and a beastly monolith, most folks can tell pretty quickly which they prefer. But it's not that simple. HTC's One is one of the most visible, most well-regarded smartphones of the year -  and so it would follow, in the mind of the mythical average consumer, that something called the "One max" should be even better - maybe much better, right? Well, as our full HTC One max review revealed, ...

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  • by | October 11, 2013 9:36 AM

    We know the Galaxy Note 3 is … big. While it's larger than most other phones around, it certainly isn't the biggest available. And it's not even the largest from Samsung. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 takes that title. Nonetheless, in videos (especially with my so-called giant hands), it's difficult to get a feel for just how big the Note 3 actually is. So we sought out all the everyday items and other devices in the Charlotte office to create a Galaxy Note 3 size comparison to help better convey its physical footprint. Watch to see how it stacks up to a pack of gum, Nexus 10, and other random items!

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  • by | October 10, 2013 4:04 PM

    Samsung has grown a reputation for creating some of the highest caliber smartphones on the market. The Galaxy S series is one of the most successful and profitable brands of Android smartphones … ever. And the Galaxy Note brand is rather successful, as well. Samsung has now released 2013 refreshes to both lineups: the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note 3. Naturally, we had to put the two flagships toe to toe to see which would come out on top. Is it the giant smartphone with an S Pen, or is it the more modest, pocket-sized smartphone that takes the cake? Watch the video to find out, and be sure ...

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  • by | October 4, 2013 12:09 PM

    On one corner we have one of the most powerful Android smartphones of the year, and in the other we have Apple's best iPhone ever, or so they say. This comparison is odd in its own way since LG is better known for their intense competition with Samsung, and not Apple. These devices are completely different in absolutely everything. Still, both sport the best cameras of their respective platforms, the best internals, and both even push the bar of design in their own unique way. It used to be that people chose iPhones before because they had the best cameras, but the LG G2 has the Android ...

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  • by | October 3, 2013 4:00 PM

    For a while now, the mobile-tech review landscape has looked much the same. Reviewers like us craft lengthy written pieces packed with charts, photos, and videos, and readers like you ... read them. Sure, you have the opportunity to respond in the comments, and most good editors will answer questions there, but there's precious little real-time interaction between reader and reviewer. There's not much chance to ask questions, seek clarifications, or take a quick look at that one little detail. For a while, we've been trying to break down the wall between reviewer and reader - to allow you ...

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  • by | October 3, 2013 8:42 AM

    These are the two best selling smartphones in the world, and they are also the dilemma that many of you are currently facing. Should I get the new Galaxy or the new iPhone? Some people still debate whether they should get plastic or aluminum, or if they should get a bigger or a smaller phone. Some are still on the ropes considering if Android or iOS should be the basis of their pic, and others if the 13 megapixel camera on the Galaxy S 4 is still worth comparing with the iPhone 5S' bigger 8 megapixels. Well that's what we're here for, let's find out which one is right for you. This is ...

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  • by | September 30, 2013 8:48 AM

    Many consider Android and iOS to be the two biggest competitors in the mobile space. And while that's not technically wrong, there is a lot separating the two platforms. Surprisingly, there's far less between the global popularity of iOS 7 and Windows Phone. There's only roughly 10 percent separating them in terms of global market share, whereas Android has nearly a 60 percent lead on iOS. With the new face of iOS and Windows Phone 8 finally blossoming into a globally recognized platform with serious hardware, we figured it would be a great time to put the two platforms toe to toe. Be ...

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  • by | September 28, 2013 1:24 PM

    Back at IFA 2013 in Berlin, Samsung announced its biggest, baddest, most bodacious smartphone/tablet hybrid ever, the Galaxy Note 3. After getting some hands-on time with the world's beefiest phablet, we were keen to get it into our labs for some one-on-one testing ... and thanks to Negri Electronics, we've been able to do just that. The SM-N900 version of the Galaxy Note 3 recently arrived at the door of the Pocketnow review booth, and we're putting it bezel-to-bezel against its predecessor, the Galaxy Note II. So before you go dropping a boatload of bucks on the season's latest spec ...

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