Posts tagged with: Comparisons
  • by | April 24, 2013 8:03 AM

    Long before these smartphones ever emerged from their respective drafting rooms, the world knew that the showdown between them would be fierce. One device is a product of an Android juggernaut, a fourth-generation powerhouse from a take-no-prisoners Goliath that essentially owns the Google-powered smartphone space. The other is a last-ditch effort to save its creator from certain destruction, a product forged from that peculiar mixture of desperation and determination that sometimes begets pure art. The Samsung Galaxy S 4 and the HTC One are smartphones physically, historically, and ...

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  • by | April 24, 2013 8:02 AM

    It seems like ages ago that we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S III, first in its international garb, then in its various U.S. carrier variants. Back then, we said we'd "confidently recommend the Galaxy S III to someone looking for the best smartphone experience possible," and our sentiments were, for the most part, echoed across the internet's various tech news outlets. The public, it seemed, took the recommendation to heart: Samsung sold untold millions of Galaxy S III devices, furthering the legacy of what was already a legendary line of Android smartphones. Today's nostalgia for 2012 is ...

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  • by | April 4, 2013 12:50 PM

    Sometimes you just have to schedule a podcast a few hours before a major news event, and as a result you've got to scramble to come up with some valid-sounding speculation about just how useful a Facebook Phone could really be. It's not like we haven't tossed this notion around before, but doing it on the air, off-the-cuff, imbues our lives with a certain energy, a certain je ne sais quoi, if you will. Or even if you won't. Whatever; we have a good time riffing. You'll listen and like it! Ahem. All that, plus some chat on just how big a copycat LG's Optimus G Pro is - and how well it does ...

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  • by | February 25, 2013 7:46 PM

    We've all but looked at Ubuntu for Phones under a microscope. I have personally flashed it to three different devices and have put it on my Nexus 4 a total of four times already. While I'm not ready to go all-in and use it as a daily driver (I would question anyone who did), it's apparent that the operating system has potential, not only because it has a company like Canonical behind it, but because the innovations it brings to the table. No less, in its current state, it's not worth much more than just staring at and tinkering with. One thing that struck me as odd, though, is how little ...

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  • by | February 25, 2013 2:24 PM

    Last week, we finally got a firsthand look at Ubuntu 12.10 Touch. We went hands-on with both Ubuntu for Phones and Ubuntu for Tablets. While it's pretty clear that the developer preview was just that, a preview (some application were only screenshots of what the applications will look like), the operating system shows promise for great things to come. Ubuntu, at this point, is not stable, and in no way is it viable as a daily driver. Sure, you have your basics – dialer, SMS, HSPA+ connectivity, camera, etc. But application support is virtually nonexistent and the preview suffers from all ...

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  • by | October 10, 2012 9:36 AM

    The Samsung Galaxy Note II phablet is right smack in the middle of its coming-out party, and we're hard at work on the full review. In the meantime, since we've compared it to the Galaxy S III and given an S Pen lesson already, alongside a few written editorials, we thought it only fitting we should hold the new Note up to its predecessor, the former king of phablets and the one that kicked off the whole category, to see where the newer model excels. Nothing much fancy going on in this quick-and-dirty comparison video; just a lot of side-by-side comparisons and close-up & medium shots ...

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  • by | October 9, 2012 7:58 AM

    I put a poll up there on the Twitters yesterday, asking what you fine folks prefer: quick-and-dirty (but timely) videos, or smooth-and-polished (but delayed) ones. Those who responded were pretty much split right down the middle, so I decided to do what I maybe should've done in the first place: I put the question to my boss. And he wanted you folks to see this video as soon as I could shoot it. Here, then, is fifteen minutes of some of the fiercest, blood-lettin'-est, nastiest head-to-head action in existence, featuring the Samsung Galaxy S III doing battle against the newest phablet on ...

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  • by | April 26, 2012 11:07 AM

    With Google's launch of Drive yesterday, we know many of you were left with the dilemma of either jumping ship or sticking to the cloud storage service you already use. What makes Google Drive interesting is that it's got everything that users have come to love about Dropbox, but with some enhanced features that make it a no-brainer for Google Doc users. For some, having a little bit of everything in each cloud storage service available is good, but for others, the hassle of having to manage files everywhere is just a waste of time. Dropbox has really nailed ease of use in their service. ...

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  • by | March 22, 2012 7:33 PM

    Choosing your next smartphone is a chore. We get tons of questions everyday regarding which phone is better than the other, and with so many Android offerings, it's kind of a tough deal. Performance is a great way to judge a phone as better than the other, but that speed alone is not the only thing you interact with. The screen is what you're really interacting with the most, and there's no denying that a great quality screen can make you change your mind about one device or the other. In the following video we decided to compare three of the best smartphones in the market in what pertains ...

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  • by | December 18, 2011 12:20 PM

    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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  • by | November 8, 2011 10:44 PM

    Is it a phone, a tablet…Or both? The Samsung Galaxy Note is sure to evoke some looks from passersby. With a 5.3 inch HD Super AMOLED display the Galaxy Note is one of the largest smartphones available. Yet even with this enormous screen Samsung has kept the design thin and stylish. In this video we unbox the new 16GB Samsung Galaxy Note running on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (Ice Cream Sandwich will officially come in 2012). Included with the Galaxy Note is a microUSB sync/charging cable, a wall charger, a white in-ear stereo headset, a capacious 2500mAh Li-ion battery, and an official ...

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  • by | October 21, 2011 6:12 PM

    With the recent announcement of Ice Cream Sandwich, pocketnow readers are asking themselves whether they should shell out the money for the new Galaxy Nexus, or if they should wait until the Nexus S gets it's Android 4.0 update (which we're sure it will). Once the new Galaxy Nexus comes, it's older sibling, the Nexus S, should see a price-drop. Theoretically you could pick yourself up a Nexus S after the new phone goes on sale and save a bunch of change... then simply wait for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to come to the Nexus S and get most of the benefits of the new OS. (In ...

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  • by | October 10, 2011 11:05 AM

    Sprint currently has two powerful, high-end Android phones available for sale at the $199 price point: the Epic Touch 4G (essentially a Galaxy S II but with a larger display) and the Motorola Photon 4G. Both devices offer dual-core CPUs with a gigabyte of RAM, plus WiMax 4G connectivity on Sprint. The display on the Photon 4G is higher resolution with 960x540 pixels, but the Super AMOLED Plus display of the Epic 4G Touch is a sight to behold, thanks to fantastic contrast. In this video, we compare the hardware and software of the Epic Touch 4G and the Photon 4G, plus compare web browsing ...

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  • by | June 13, 2011 11:25 PM

    Today at Google I/O the next version of Android, that is 2.2, was made official. The biggest story here is speed (oh, and a little piece of software called Flash 10.1). Google claims that the web browser of 2.2 is the fastest of any mobile device. They are also promising 2-5x faster system speed, which we're all in favor of. Additionally, there is better Exchange integration, new ways to manage apps, and a built in WiFi tethering app. Here are a few screenshots comparing the two systems. You'll notice modest changes: new menu items in some programs, an updated home screen (which OEMs are ...

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  • by | June 13, 2011 11:23 PM

    The Samsung Omnia 7 sports 8GB of internal memory while the LG Optimus 7 has 16GB, both being NAND storages opposed to other Windows Phone 7 devices that use microSD cards for internal storage. While either of them will be faster compared to other microSD-powered Windows Phone 7 smartphones, the LG Optimus 7 wins over the Samsung Omnia 7 in both our internet page loading and game loading speed tests. Check out the video below to see what the margins are when it comes to both internet page loading times as well as launching Xbox Live games:

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