Moto G (2014) Review! Blackphone BP1 - Device Review. Android L vs Android KitKat COMPARISON. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review. Youtube. S5 Mini Review. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: Samsung's true flagship. The Bottom Line Exquisite, sleek designQuad HD display with 2.5D glassSheer power with Snapdragon 805S Pen further enhanced, more useful than everMultitasking more robust and much easierOptical stabilization bolsters camera experienceFast charging is always useful Large size still not for everyoneQuad HD resolution still an untapped featureNo growth in battery lifeThe Briefing second screen app is still limitedFeature set may be daunting to the novice user The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is not only an improvement on the Note line, it just might be the best improvement we’ve seen in a smartphone, period.
When the Galaxy Note first burst onto the scene, smartphones with large displays were practically unheard of. Sure, there were a few fringe devices pushing the envelope before it, but those never came close to mainstream. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Introduction The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is one of the finest smartphones we saw last year, and we have to say, it held its own pretty well throughout 2014.
But the time has come for a better, faster, and stronger heir to stand up and announce its immediate appointment. The Galaxy Note 4 is every bit as good as its predecessor, only better in every regard. Youtube. Moto G (2014) review. The Bottom Line The best budget smartphone you can buy PriceFront-facing speakersBright displayCompact size Lacks LTE connectivityQuestionable build quality The Moto G (2014) offers everything that we loved about the original, this time packing a larger display and an updated camera package, while keeping the same unbeatable price tag.
If you’re in the market for a good, budget-friendly smartphone, the Moto G (2014) is one of the best mid-range smartphones you can buy. Google Now vs Siri vs Cortana: showdown. HTC Desire 510 Review. BlackBerry uploads some in-depth videos for those picking up the new BlackBerry Passport. iPhone 6 in six minutes: Video review. LG G Pad 7.0 & G Pad 10.1 Review. HP Chromebox review. Chromebooks may be the talk of the town when it comes to Google's Chrome OS, but the tiny desktop-class machines called Chromeboxes have carved out their own niche as well.
While they're primarily focused on education and business applications as video Hangouts machines, Chromeboxes are a great go-to choice for a cheap computer just like their laptop-style counterparts. Several different manufacturers are in on the Chromebox game, but the most affordable model right now is the HP Chromebox starting at just $159. It's not as easy to pick up and get to computing right away as a Chromebook is considering you'll need to add your own screen and in some cases peripherals, but for a few specific use cases a Chromebox may be just the right tool for the job.
Read along for our full impressions and review of the HP Chromebox. Hardware, ports and connections It's an incredibly small desktop machine. It also isn't particularly heavy and is built quite solidly. Moto G (2014) review. Motorola has done a good job keeping things minimal on its devices, and considering the hardware constraints on the Moto G it's cleaned things up even more than usual.
Starting with a base of Android 4.4.4, Motorola has kept things very basic. At the time of writing the Moto G doesn't even ship with the Google Now Launcher as default (but it can be installed) like the Moto X, instead going with Moto's own stock-like experience, and includes just a handful of user-facing tweaks and apps. You get a small taste of Motorola software, but this definitely isn’t a Moto X. You'll be getting Moto Alert, Assist, Connect, Help and Migrate pre-installed, as well as an FM Radio (also a big deal in many places where the G is popular), but beyond that there's not much to write home about. Samsung Galaxy Alpha First Look. iOS 8 Review: an update focused on what matters.
Software and hardware go hand in hand – make the two work in unison and you got yourself a great product.
If you leave one lagging behind, however, you're going to have a bad time. Apple has been doing a pretty amazing job in that respect. Its mobile operating system, iOS, is an efficient and feature-rich piece of software, and it is about to get even better with the launch of its newest version. That's right – the iOS 8 release date, September 17, is right around the corner! We, however, managed to get a hold of iOS 8 a few days in advance. Lock and home screens, customization After going through the brief setup wizard in iOS 8, we landed on a home screen that had not changed much.
So yeah, just like in iOS 7, the device is unlocked with a swipe to the side, with a PIN code, or with a fingerprint scan if Touch ID is available. Amazon Fire Phone Review. Tech 21 D30 Demonstration. Samsung Galaxy Alpha : Review, Specifications, Price And Features - Above Android. Androidcentral. Galaxy Alpha: are you not entertained? Samsung Galaxy Alpha : Review, Specifications, Price And Features - Above Android. Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review. With the Galaxy S5 mini Samsung has created the third generation of its miniaturized flagship.
The S5 mini may have a smaller chassis and lighter hardware components but it still packs a good number of software functions we know from the Galaxy S5. The same materials have been used for the housing of both devices and the S5 mini is also protected against water and dust ingress with a IP67 rating. Sony Xperia M2 review. Android L vs. iOS 8 - Review (4K) LG G3 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One M8. HTC One E8 Review. Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review. The Bottom Line An average phone with an above average camera 10x optical zoomSolid build qualityOptical image stabilization Heavy and bulkyAwkward to holdBad battery life The Galaxy K Zoom features an impressive camera, and offers robust optical zoom, but suffers from being the sum of its parts and having less than stellar battery life.
The cameras on our smartphones have come a long way over the past several years, and have undoubtedly contributed to making point and shoot cameras obsolete. When it comes to the design of the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom, it looks like most other Samsung devices, being made entirely of plastic, with a faux metal rim around the perimeter. Turning to the back is where things get interesting. The Galaxy K Zoom is a thick and bulky device, which makes for an awkward handling experience. Speaking of the display, you get a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen, with a 720p resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 306 ppi. Welcome to Forbes. Samsung Galaxy K zoom review: Zoom-zoom.
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Introduction The Galaxy K zoom speeds down right onto our review track, ready to take on any cameraphone contender. This speedster is equipped with a 10x optical zoom and OIS and if you were to see only its back, you would hardly recognize you are staring at an Android smartphone with a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen on the other side.
Samsung Galaxy K zoom official images The original Galaxy Camera didn't have phone functionality and was way too big for comfort. Key features. LG G3 vs HTC One (M8): the beast shoot-out. Today we're putting the LG G3 up against the HTC One (M8) in our comparison of the two Android smartphones with the most interesting cameras going around right now.
There's some interesting similarities between the two devices but also some significant differences that go beyond mere numbers on paper, so read on and see where those differences lie and how important they are to your flagship hit list. Design and Manufacture Both of these phones look great: the HTC One (M8) has built on the successful design of the HTC One (M7), although not everyone is a fan of the big bezels, especially along the bottom of the screen where the HTC logo sits. The LG G3 has improved on the design of the LG G2 and switched out the G2's shiny plastic battery cover for a removable brushed aluminum-look plastic. The HTC One (M8) is taller and thicker than the G3, despite having a 5-inch screen compared to the G3's 5.5 inches.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S hands-on first look: specs, features and release date. Samsung Galaxy K zoom Review. Introduction Last year, Samsung created another new market niche, outing the first handset equipped with a 10x optical zoom – the aptly named Galaxy S4 Zoom. It has a 16 MP sensor, protruding lens, and a bulky body, making it more of a camera with phone functions you'd take on vacation, rather than something suitable for the everyday grind. This year Samsung doubled down on the new market niche it created, by introducing the Galaxy K zoom, whose naming scheme breaks away from riding on the flagship's coattails this time.
The second edition is better equipped in the specs department, both on the phone, and on the camera side: it now sports a 20 MP sensor, larger screen and better processor. Samsung Galaxy Tab S hands on. Samsung Galaxy Tab S Hands-On Review. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Review. LG G3 Review: More Than Just A Pretty Screen. LG G3 VS Sony Xperia Z2. Samsung Galaxy Tab S review: slim design, long battery life, stunning screen. It'd be silly of me to talk about tablets in the past tense -- we still write stories about them daily and clearly, we review them, too. But of the ones we've seen lately, most have been low-end; mid-range at best. The market for high-end slates, once crowded with companies big and small, now looks more like a fraternity. At this point, the only players left are mostly big names like Apple, Microsoft, Sony. And, of course, Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S review. M.androidcentral. Androidcentral. Huawei may still be making inroads in western markets, but success elsewhere has seen the Chinese company rise to be the world's No. 3 smartphone maker. That's behind Samsung and Apple, no less. In Europe we've seen a number of cheap, low-to-mid range smartphones from Huawei but a truly high-end, desirable smartphone is much rarer. With 2013's Ascend P6, Huawei took a positive, yet flawed, step towards offering that. The Amazon Fire Phone hands-on video! An update to our LG G3 review. Hands on: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review. We know that the smartphone has eaten the compact camera's lunch, but Samsung thinks it still has one or two tricks up its capacious sleeves before the plates and cutlery are finally cleared away.
The South Korean company - never shy to try any combination of size, specs and features in its line-up of devices - has followed up last year's Galaxy S4 Zoom with the Galaxy K Zoom, once again attempting to bring consumers camera-quality optics in a mobile-sized frame. The intention behind this second phone-camera hybrid (as opposed to the camera-phone hybrid - keep up at the back) is to provide the best of both worlds, but in practice there are compromises on all sides. The camera technology here isn't terribly advanced, and the phone gets lower specs, extra depth and more weight as a result of including it. BlackBerry adds BBM encryption to shore up enterprise support. BlackBerry is beefing up security on its BlackBerry Messenger software in an attempt to hold on to some of its core enterprise customers.
The company announced Monday that BBM Protected, a secure enterprise-messaging tool within its eBBM suite, is now available. BBM is a popular instant-messaging application used by BlackBerry owners that runs over the company's BlackBerry Enterprise Servers. The news of this new feature comes as BlackBerry struggles to stay alive. The company has been losing market share for years now as it faces stiff competition from Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems.
In an effort to combat its losses, the company has shifted its focus away from consumers and toward maintaining relationships with its core business customers, especially those in big regulated industries and government agencies. The BBM Protected software is designed to appeal to these customers. A week on iOS 8 beta 1: love it or hate it?
Last week, we loaded all our iOS devices up with iOS 8 beta 1 and gave you a preview of the software you can expect on your iDevices this fall. We made it very clear the software was riddled with bugs and not everything was activated yet. A lot of what Apple announced at WWDC is missing from the first beta of iOS 8. Huawei Ascend P7 Review. LG G3 Review. Samsung Galaxy Ace Style Review. Zilta Simplifies Android For the Non-Techie Users. When Lari Numminen and Jukka Keläläinen set out on their original quest – to take the complexities of our modern smartphone and make it easy for older users – they never imagined this project would culminate into an entirely new phone.
They initially thought they were setting out to build an Android App that others could purchase and download to their current device. By using their App, older users could bypass the confusing architecture of Android and simply go to the areas of most interest, such as, Contacts, Email, Photos, Messages and Google. Samsung GALAXY PREMIERE 2014 Livestream. Samsung Releases Official First Look Video That Highlights What The New Galaxy Tab S Can Do. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 review. Samsung loves to make tablets. From innovative products like the high-spec'd Pro series, to the more mediocre Galaxy Tab models, they pump them out in sizes and price points to suit almost anyone.
Get to know the LG G3’s software features from these 6 videos. HTC Desire 610 unboxing & hardware tour. We first officially saw the Desire 610 at Mobile World Congress in Berlin, Spain back in February. A low-end update to the Desire lineup, HTC didn’t aim to wow the masses, but rather offer a pretty, capable device for a fair price. Sony Xperia Z2 review. From Smart Notice to QuickCircle: LG details the new features of the G3 in six video tutorials. LG G3 Review. Introduction.
Sony Xperia Z2 Review! Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Review. Windows Phone 8.1 Review. Nokia Lumia 630 Review: The First Windows Phone 8.1 Handset Is A Budget Marvel. Nokia Lumia 630 review: Bottom up. GSMArena team, 23 May 2014. Introduction. Sony Xperia E1 review: Enter Walkman. GSMArena team, 15 April 2014. Androidcentral. iOS 8 beta 1 hands-on. Sony Xperia M2 Review: same iconic design, more modest package. Apple WWDC 2014 Full Live Stream Event.
Apple iOS 8 WWDC 2014 Presentation. iOS 8 revealed: release date, features and what you need to know. Here is the complete iOS 8 changelog. Hidden iOS 8 features thoroughly detailed in video. Huawei Ascend P7 review. How to remove the back cover on the Moto E and Moto G. Google Glass review. Sony Xperia M2 review: Dial M for midrange. Huawei Ascend P7 vs Ascend P6 [Update: video comparison] LG G Pad 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 hands-on. HTC One Mini 2 Camera Shootout. LG G3 - Top Features and Thoughts. Siri vs Cortana vs Google Now. Youtube. Samsung Galaxy K Zoom hands on first impressions. Sony Xperia M2 review: Dial M for midrange. HTC One mini 2: Hands-On Hardware Tour. HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One M8. HTC One mini 2 review: petite luxury for a price. Androidcentral. Dell Venue 8 Pro Review. Moto E vs Moto G: How much sacrifice is $50 worth?
Moto E Review: You Get What You Pay For. Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Review. LG G3 Impressions! HTC One Mini 2 Review. How to tether on an iphone. Sony Xperia Z2 vs Sony Xperia Z1.