Posts tagged with: durability report
  • by |

    It's one of the top buzzwords of the year in mobile technology: the sapphire screen. More appropriately called a sapphire crystal display, its remarkability lies not in clarity or resolution or thumb-feel ... but in saving us from our oafish, clumsy-handed selves. Sapphire crystal is hard, see – harder than anything on the good 'ole Mohs hardness scale except diamond (as we discussed in a piece last year on why sapphire is awesome). And since we don't generally carry diamonds in our pockets on the regular, the thinking goes that a sapphire screen would be harder than anything that could ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    An initial hands-on. A full review. Comparison after comparison. An Editorial Roundtable. A special-edition Pocketnow Weekly. An After The Buzz. A durability report. And now, a second durability report. Say what you will about Pocketnow; you've got to admit we're pretty thorough. This followup durability report on Motorola's 2013 reboot isn't just for kicks, though; we've had many folks ask us for an update to our Moto X coverage ever since the wooden editions landed, with several specific calls for another durability pass. As the lone team member with a wood-backed Moto X, the honor fell ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    The Moto X is now five-months-old. Our own Michael Fisher took a second look at Motorola's 2013 flagship yesterday in episode 29 of After The Buzz. He found that despite how mediocre the phone was on paper at the time of its launch, the consensus hasn't changed … at all. The Moto X is a fantastic smartphone we still would (and do) recommend for many. But there's no point in rehashing his views on the Moto X in comparison to its foes. Instead, we're here to look at how the Moto X has fared in our pockets, next to our keys and pocket change, or how it has survived the element over those ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been in the market for almost two months today. There's no denying that the company hit a home run with their third iteration of the world's first phablet, and many of you either have one, or want one. If you received the Note 3 on launch day like we did, there's a very big chance that you'll already have a fair idea of how this product stands-up to the wear and tear of daily use. I’ve always been famous among my friends for how much I baby my gadgets. I’m not a real fan of cases, but the way I keep my devices in pristine condition is simply by handling ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    The iPad Air has been in the market for almost two months today, so any of you who received your new iPad on launch day like we did, will already have a fair idea of how this product stands-up to the wear and tear of daily use. I've always been famous among my friends for how much I baby my gadgets. I'm not a real fan of cases, but the way I keep my devices in pristine condition is simply by handling them with care. I don't jus throw them in a backpack without a sleeve, nor do I clean them with just any fabric. I've rarely ever dropped any of my gadgets, and even if I have to set them flat ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    If you've been paying attention to the Pocketnow crew the past few months, you'll know that one of us is somewhat enamored of the LG G Flex. We spent much of this week's podcast talking about our week with the unusual phablet, its curved casing a breath of excitement in an otherwise stolid and straitlaced world of right angles. But there's more to the G Flex than the subtle hint of bananaphone in its chassis. LG's latest Android device also brings another first to the high-end smartphone world: a "self-healing" coating designed to seal up minor scratches in a few minutes' time, keeping the ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    The polycarbonate Nokia has a penchant for using has a reputation for standing the test of time exceedingly well. The matte finish may tend to gain a certain sheen as the finish wears some, but we've seen a few times before that it's quite resilient against bumps, dings, and scratches. We were, however, somewhat concerned that the abnormally large camera hump would be susceptible to scrapes and scratching. How has the Lumia 1020 fared in our two months with it? Has it resisted scratches, dents, dings, and other blemishes well? Watch the Lumia 1020 durability report below to see for ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Last week, Brandon Miniman took us for a short tour of the iPhone 5 he's been toting as a daily driver for the past four months. In that first device durability report, we learned what kind of dings and dents the newest iPhone can accrue over several months of case-less usage, and in today's video, we're turning the lens on Nokia's Windows Phone 8 flagship, the Lumia 920. The 920 is a whole lotta smartphone, much thicker and heavier than the iPhone 5, with a lot of wide-open polycarbonate just begging to be banged up. Follow along as we take you on a tour of the scratches, scrapes, scabs ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    It's been over four months since we've reviewed the iPhone 5. Since then, I've been using it on and off, but mostly on. I haven't kept in a case (where's the fun in that?), but I've treated it relatively well by keeping it away from keys and other sharp objects when in my pocket, and by making sure that the iPhone 5 has never taken a fall to a hard surface. So with a medium/average level of care, how has the iPhone 5 stood up to the test of life? Is it durable? The answer is: not really. In fact, if we were to give the iPhone 5 a durability rating, it would be C. As you can see in the ...

    Share
    Read On
Switch to mobile version
Mobile Version