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Apple iPad mini stops by our office, poses for a hands-on video

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With the announcement of the iPad mini, Apple will give the already handsomely growing 7-inch tablet market an extra boost. Now that the 7.85-inch slate in our hands, it’s time to take it for a quick spin and see what its deal is.

Some might say out that due to the price there isn’t any deal to be had here. Yet the really beautiful aluminum body of the iPad mini quickly makes you forget about that. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S Duos battery tests are complete, results are inside

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Dual-SIM phones are still relatively rare and usually limited to the low-end, but the Samsung Galaxy S Duos takes after the Galaxy S III mini in terms of looks (though not in terms of specs, unfortunately).

Dual-SIM phones are usually bought when there are no good plans available – ones that offer enough talk time, texts and data. So, how long can the S Duos last if you need the second SIM for even more talking? Read more »

‘Need for Speed Most Wanted’ for iOS and Android game review

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After taking the arcade racing genre by storm with the original Need for Speed Most Wanted back in 2005, EA rebooted the series this year and put the steering wheel in the able hands of Criterion Games, makers of the popular Burnout games as well as Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.

This time, however, the action won’t be limited to the big screen. A mobile version of the game has been released for iOS and Android and although it’s not exactly the same game as the console version, you will find similar races, cop chases and a great roster of cars in what promises to be one of the best racing games on the mobile platform. We put our seat belts on and decided to take it for a test drive. Read more »

HTC One X+ stops by the office, flexes its quad-core muscle for our camera

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Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the HTC One X+. HTC’s latest Android flagship has blessed our office with its presence and we are about to examine it in excruciating detail in our upcoming review.

Before that, however, let’s get a bit more cozy with the One X+ and get to know it a bit better. Simply put, it’s One X on steroids, as it features the same Nvidia Tegra 3 chip, but with the CPU overclocked to 1.7GHz. Read more »

‘Twist Pilot’ for iOS and Android game review

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Twist Pilot is an puzzle action by Zynga for iOS and Android. The game involves controlling Phil through a maze while collecting rings and avoiding spiders.

The game uses simple gameplay elements and cleverly designed levels to deliver the thrills. Let’s take a closer look at it. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III: The aftermath

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So, you’ve read our Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III comparison, but there are still some questions you had that remain unanswered? Well here is the place to ask them – just post them in the comments section and we’ll do our best to answer them.

To get the conversation started, we’ll go through some of those posted in the comments section of the comparison itself. Read more »

LG Optimus G battery tests are done, here are the results

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The LG Optimus G is the first phone with the monster Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset that we’ve reviewed, so we’re very curios to see how battery efficient it is. Four powerful cores can be a blessing (get the job done quicker, go to sleep quicker) or a curse (burn more energy, even if the job takes less time than on slower cores).

So, which is it? The battery has 2100mAh capacity, which is exactly as much as the Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X+ have, so the Optimus G can’t rely on that to gain advantage. Read more »

Motorola DROID RAZR HD came over for review, here goes the hands-on

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Following the footsteps of its little brother, it was the Motorola DROID RAZR HD‘s turn to pay us a visit. The Verizon exclusive smartphone sits in the middle of the new DROID RAZR range – above the RAZR M and below the RAZR MAXX HD.

As its name suggests, the Motorola DROID RAZR HD features a gorgeous 4.7″ HD screen with ColorBoost technology, which is a massive improvement over the displays the DROID RAZRs of yesteryear. Read more »

‘Carmageddon’ for iOS game review

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The original Carmageddon was a vehicular combat game that was released in 1997 and later ported to other platforms. Because of the violence in the game, which was too much for a game at that time, it was either heavily censored or banned in several countries around the world.

The game has now been ported over to mobile, with the iOS version out now on the App Store and an Android version supposedly in the works. We decided to take a look and see how it fares fifteen years after it originally came out. Read more »

‘Prince of Persia Classic’ for iOS and Android game review

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Prince of Persia Classic is a remake of the original 1989 Prince of Persia that started it all. There have been couple of remakes of this game in the past for mobile, one by Gameloft and the other by Ubisoft but since then they have been removed and replaced with this one.

We decided to give the latest version a try and see how this 23 year old wine tastes from a new bottle. Read more »

Motorola RAZR i battery life test concludes, results are inside

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We’ve just concluded our in-depth review of the Motorola RAZR i and its Intel Atom Medfield chipset inside and now it’s time to shine a light on its battery performance.

The Motorola RAZR i achieved some pretty good scores in all of our tests, but its talk time endurance was partucularly impressive. Read more »

HTC Desire V goes through our battery test, see how it fared inside

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HTC Dual-SIM Android smartphones aren’t something we come by every day, so when the HTC Desire V came by our office, we were eager to test how it’ll fare in our battery test. Especially since its main selling point is the ability to facilitate two SIM cards.

The HTC Desire V gets its juice from a standard for its kind 1650mAh Li-Ion battery, so you shouldn’t expect it to run circles around the heavyweight champions like the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Motorola RAZR MAXX HD. Read more »

LG Optimus G for AT&T hands-on

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Fresh off our in-depth preview of its Korean relative, we enjoyed some quality time with the AT&T-bound LG Optimus G at an event in New York City. The recently unveiled LTE smartphone is set to hit the carrier’s shelves in time for the holiday shopping season.

There’s no difference between the specifications of the LG Optimus G for AT&T and the Korean version we’ve encountered, save for the camera unit on the back. The AT&T version of the smartphone has dropped the 13MP unit for an 8MP one. Read more »

‘The Room’ for iPad game review

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The Room is a puzzle solving game exclusively for the iPad and is unlike anything you’ve seen before. The game has received several accolades already and is on top of several App Store lists around the world.

We decided to give it a try and see for ourselves just how good the game really is. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Express, Galaxy Rugby Pro, and Galaxy Note II for AT&T hands-on

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We encountered AT&T’s freshly announced LTE trio of Samsung Android smartphones at an event in New York City. Headed by the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the bunch also includes the brand new Galaxy Express mid-ranger, and the rugged Galaxy Rugby Pro.

We’ll begin with the Android 4.0 ICS booting Samsung Galaxy Express. The smartphone sports a 4.5″ Super AMOLED Plus display, which is taken directly from the US crop of Galaxy S II devices. Read more »