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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 hands-on

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If you have been keeping track of the stats corner on our homepage, you might have noticed that the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is currently the most popular smartphone in our database. We managed to obtain a retail unit and we are now ready to share our first impressions with you.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is a massive upgrade over its predecessor – it comes with a bigger display of higher resolution, double the processing powered with a snappy quad-core chipset and comes with a fancy faux leather-like plastic rear cover. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Core LTE battery life

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The Samsung Galaxy Core LTE’s visit to our office ends up with its full battery life test. The phone is oriented towards those seeking an LTE phone on a budget without compromising battery life. We’ll see if the Galaxy Core LTE fits the bill.

At least on paper, it appears this to be the case. The Galaxy Core LTE sports a 2,100mAh battery, which is more than decent for a 4.5″ qHD screen. However, we’re not sure it’ll be enough to cover the losses from the ageing Cortex-A9 CPU architecture, which isn’t as power efficient as its more modern rivals. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Rose Gold White, Rose Gold Black and Merlot Red hands-on

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The Mint Green Galaxy Note 3 Neo wasn’t the only new color flavor we found at the Samsung Forum 2014 in Bali. The original Galaxy Note 3 phablet had no less than three new paintjobs showcased – the Rose Gold White, Rose Gold Black and Merlot Red.

While the red Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the actually the only new base color, the accent Rose Gold editions deserve our attention as well. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE battery test

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 in our office is the Snapdragon 800-powered version, which features full voice call functionality. This used to be reserved for Samsung’s 7″ tablets, but we’re glad to see Samsung enable this on the larger tablets as well. Users are paying for that LTE modem anyway, might as well get the full benefits.

The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 features a large 8,220mAh Li-Ion battery and uses a chipset found in phones. This makes the sharp 10.1″ screen the primary weight on the battery relative to phones. Read more »

Lava Iris Pro 30 review

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Lava launched its new line of smartphones under the theme of “Art meets Smart” a few days ago. With the new venture the company has promised to deliver high-end smartphone experience at an affordable price tag.

The first smartphone in the new line up is the Iris Pro 30, which comes with a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 CPU along with PowerVR SGX544 GPU on a MediTek MT6589 chipset. Read more »

Bose AE2w Bluetooth Headphones Review

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Bose is one of the most popular names in the world of audio equipment. Known for its premium range of products including home theater systems, desktop speaker systems, sound docks and headphones, the brand is known for its brutally simple and ingenious product designs and high brand image associated with equally high price tag. And although some audiophiles might disagree, most people would also say that Bose products do sound pretty good.

Today we are taking a look at one of their headphones, more specifically the AE2w Bluetooth Headphones. Let’s see how well they perform. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo battery life test

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The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo comes in as the second entry in both the new Neo lineup from Samsung, and the Grand family. With a quad-core processor, it hopes to provide more capable performance compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy Grand.

The battery size and overall specs remain the same, so we’ll have to see how much the bump in processing power impact battery life. Let’s dive right in! Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo hands-on

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The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo has made its way into our office and we’re hard at work on the full review of Samsung’s latest budget large screen offering.

Did Samsung put enough under the hood of the Neo to make it a worthwhile investment for those looking for affordable big screen droids? Let’s take a look. Read more »

‘Threes’ for iOS game review

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Threes is the latest puzzle game from developer Sirvo LLC for iOS. The game has you adding numbers in pairs by swiping on the screen with an adorable visual design. We took some time from playing Flappy Bird to bring you this review.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 hands-on

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 has made it to our office. It’s very slim, with the familiar faux-leather plastic on its back and packing an amazing 8.4″ display with 1600×2560 pixel resolution.

The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 runs on the very capable Snapdragon 800 chipset with a quad-core 2.3GHz Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. It comes with a great 8MP camera too – you can find the check quality link at the slate’s specs page and learn more about it. Read more »

Phiaton Chord MS 530 wireless over-ear headphones review

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The Phiaton Chord MS 530 wireless over-ear headphones sit on top of the manufacturer’s product range. The headset totes an overwhelming set of features which include Bluetooth 4.0 and noise cancelling, coupled with premium looks and build.

In my past experiences with Phiaton products, they always successfully combined premium appeal and value for money. Read on to find out if Phiaton’s flagship product delivers the same goods as its siblings! Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 hands-on

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The growth spurt experience by smartphones has jumped to tablets too – the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 dwarfs the 7 and 10-inch Android tablets and is the biggest tablet we’ve had in our office.

How much do those couple of extra inches matter anyway? The Note Pro 12.2 screen has nearly 50% more surface area than a 10.1″ tablet. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo battery life test

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo shares lots of common features with the original Note 3 model, but is powered by a brand new hexa-core Exynos 5260 chipset with two Cortex-A15 @ 1.7GHz and four Cortex-A7 @ 1.3GHz cores. We have never met this chipset and we were really curious about its battery management. We also wondered if the lower resolution will help the Neo outlast its bigger brother, given that batteries are almost equally matched – 3,100 mAh for the Neo vs 3,200 mAh for the original Galaxy Note 3

Now that our review is live for everybody to read, we took our time and did a thorough battery benchmarking. The results are in and we are ready to share them with you. Read more »

‘TripTrap’ for iOS game review

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Cut the Rope started a trend of several casual games where the objective is to collect three items scattered throughout the level while solving puzzles or dodging obstacles. The latest game to use this formula is TripTrap, which features a mouse and your objective is to collect the pieces of cheese placed strategically around a maze.

Although one might think the formula has become old now, in the end it all depends upon the execution and TripTrap does seem to have some new gameplay mechanics. So let’s take a look and see how this new game is. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 1320 battery life test

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With our review of the Lumia 1320 under way, we managed to run the smartphone through our battery life test gauntlet and we are now giving you the scores. With an endurance rating of 105 hours, its premium brother the Lumia 1520, set the bar pretty high leaving no room for mediocre performance on Lumia 1320′s side.

And at least on paper we shouldn’t expect the Lumia 1320 to flop. It sports an identical battery to the Lumia 1520 – a 3,400 Li-Ion unit as well as the same 6″ display, which is even of lower resolution this time. Read more »