Posts tagged with: IFA 2014
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    IFA 2014 is over. The Pocketnow team has packed up its bags, hopped on a flight home, and we're already thinking about the next big thing in mobile. But before we completely put IFA behind us, it's worth taking some time to reflect on everything we got to see. We've already presented you with an overview of our coverage from the past week, and now we've got something even better, as our IFA crew of Michael Fisher and Taylor Martin share their own video retrospective of IFA 2014. At least, if you want the best, most insightful look into what IFA had to deliver, who better to turn to than ...

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    Has it been a week already? Last Monday we were still gearing-up for IFA 2014, preparing ourselves for the torrent of phone, tablet, and wearable news that would consumer our lives for the days to come. We had high expectations going in, having heard no shortage of rumors for what new products would be on the expo floor, and that's not even touching upon the many launches we saw in the weeks leading up to the conference, from manufacturers too eager to wait for IFA itself. With our crack team of Taylor Martin and Michael Fisher on the ground, we've brought you hands-on report after ...

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    So far at IFA this year we've brought you up-close looks at new phones from the likes of Samsung and Sony, as well as HTC, and even Microsoft - all big names in the mobile space. But this show isn't just about checking out the new models from the usual suspects, and we've also got a whole bunch of entries from some of the lesser-appreciated firms contributing to the smartphone landscape. Last week we shared with you news of a Windows tablet launch from Acer, and today we check out one of the company's recent smartphones, the Liquid Jade. First announced all the way back at the end of May, ...

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    For the bloggers that cover them, one of the greatest things about trade shows is the opportunity to connect with counterparts from other publications ... and to podcast with them. Sometimes the best salve for a salvo of comparison videos shot back-to-back over 13 hours is a few minutes in front of the mic with friends, picking up the pieces while picking out the messages, trends, and lessons from the show. Helping us do that on today's Pocketnow Weekly podcast are two luminaries of the mobile tech world, both of whom have been on our guest "wish list" for over a year. Fresh from ...

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    One of the accessories that Motorola launched alongside the new Moto X and G was the Motorola Power Pack Micro, a 1,500 mAh battery pack with a bit of a twist. You see, the Motorola Power Pack Micro isn't any ole juice pack in that it'll be a rectangular slab, but is rather meant to ride on your keychain – intuitive, yes? We've gone ahead and unboxed our review unit, sharing our first impressions as well, so be sure to check that out down below. The thing about the Power Pack Micro is that it also allows for connectivity to a smartphone via Bluetooth. This works twofold – if you were ...

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    The Moto G last year took the world by storm, and you may not have even noticed. By targeting developing countries with an affordable yet smooth smartphone, Motorola was able to create its best-selling smartphone ever, and it's looking to follow that up in a strong manner with the latest entry to its portfolio of Android devices – the new Moto G. We've gone ahead and unboxed our review unit and given you a first look in the video below. Paying $179 for a smartphone generally means that the OEM won't have much extra dough to spend on a premium box, so the one the new Moto G comes in is ...

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    After reviewing the Moto X last year, many of our reviewers found themselves right back with the device after moving on to test other devices. And that was because of a simple reason: the device was easy to use, powerful, and it just worked. Now that the successor is out, we're naturally intrigued – so we have a review unit in-hand, and we've given the new Moto X a proper unboxing and shared our first impressions in a new video. Just like with the Moto 360, the new Moto X's box feels premium and is fairly minimalistic. Once you slide the box out of its cover, you can immediately open it ...

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    We've waited for it for months, and it finally went live across many stores this week. We've got it on our wrists now, too, so it's time to unbox it and give you our first take on Motorola's next-gen round wonder. This is our full Motorola Moto 360 unboxing, complete with first impressions. The box the Moto 360 arrives in is quite minimal, pretty much exactly what we're expecting from Motorola products. It's a round box – perfect for the round wearable hidden within – and opening it immediately gives you a look at the powered-off screen of the watch below. Setup is then a breeze ...

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    When we told you, one post earlier, that a hot (hotter) comparison is on its way, we weren't just teasing. Our team on the ground is ready to bring you a comparison between two flagships from the same manufacturer. How is that possible? Well, for a generation (or two) now, the Note family is easily Samsung's second (or fall) flagship, while the S family is the spring one. They're two flagships, each of its certain class, and they can live wonderfully together on the market. But how do they live side-by-side, faced with real-life operation? There's a fundamental difference between these ...

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    This is probably one of the most anticipated comparisons of the day (and, believe us, the next one!), and we're glad to bring it to you! One is a fresh, hot flagship that just came out, while the other one is already established on the market as a reference Android flagship. Funny thing is, that the Xperia Z3's predecessor, the Xperia Z2, already had a go at the Galaxy S5, when they were both young and beautiful, and now, it's time for the the Z3 to continue what the Z2 started. They're both waterproof, they're both flagships, they both pack stellar internals, and are feature packed. One ...

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    Since we already had our LG G3 comparison unit busted out for the previous comparison, we thought we'd put it against a newcomer from its home country. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might be bigger, and sport a pointing device many frowned upon initially with the o/g Note, but if you get passed that, these two smartphones are actually worth comparing. They're not really in the same class, these two: one is a phablet/Note-class phone, with a pointing device, aimed at heavy multitasking and creative usage, the other one is a flagship that packs (packed) the best LG's technology was able to ...

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    Regardless of which side you're on -- whether you believe that the Xperia Z3 is a small incremental update over the Xperia Z2, or, the other side, that is completely wowed by the new Sony flagship -- you'll love this one: a Sony Xperia Z3 vs LG G3 video that takes a look at these two phones that are fundamentally different, but similar in so many aspects. The LG G3 is already big on the market, and it had a lot of time to become one of LG's best selling phones, and for good reason. We looked beyond the pretty Quad HD screen with the occasion of our full review, to give it a nice score! ...

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    If, in our previous post and video, neither of the two phones were actually IFA 2014 Samsung devices, these smartphones right here, the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge, are! Talking about the Note Edge, Samsung managed to surprise us with the device which has a wonky screen to its right. Don't get us wrong, we like it, but, as usual, our opinions are split. After our initial hands-on, we tried to explain some of its features, but we couldn't answer the question on how lefties would use it. If you're reading and watching this, chances are you don't need an introduction to the Galaxy ...

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    While neither of these two devices is an actual IFA 2014 device per se, we couldn't resist the urge of putting Samsung's flagship (correction: S-flagship, as the Note 4 can easily take the crown now) against the metallic-frame rocking Galaxy Alpha, announced by Samsung on August 13. This is actually the first time we're seeing the Alpha in person, so we also had to go hands-on, to see exactly what that metallic frame is all about, and what design cues it lends to the new Note 4. The Galaxy S 5, on the other hand, is what it is, whether you like it or not. In any case it's definitely a ...

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    Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 are fresh devices launched at the ongoing IFA 2014. In fact, they're so fresh, that our coverage has already started on the Ascend Mate 7 with an on-location unboxing, while we only had the chance to have a quick and dirty hands-on with the Galaxy Note 4. What do these two phablet-class smartphones have in common, and what are the differences? That's what we're trying to find out in our Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Huawei Ascend Mate 7 video below. However, both feature huge screens: 5.7- and 6-inches, respectively, while one has a ...

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