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Samsung Galaxy S III lands in our office for a hands-on

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The brightest star in the Samsung universe has landed in the office to get our regular hands-on treatment. The Samsung Galaxy S III is currently riding the hype wave as the most anticipated Android phone, and for a good reason.

Inheriting the burden of being one of the best Android phones around from its predecessor, the Galaxy S III has everything it needs to be on top of everything else. Let’s dive right in at what exactly that is. Read more »

HTC One S for T-Mobile hands-on

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The Big Magenta exclusive HTC One S is currently the top dog in the wireless carrier’s smartphone lineup. We did get a chance to spend some quality time with the device, so here go some impressions for you.

Hardware wise, there is practically no difference between the T-Mobile flavored HTC One S and its global version, save for the former’s support for T-Mobile’s superb 42Mbps HSDPA network. Read more »

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III hands-on and S Beam demo videos are here

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After we were done shooting the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III from every possible angle, testing its chipset’s computing prowess and examining its HD screen, we finally found time to capture a couple of videos of the newly announced smartphone.

After all, synthetic benchmarks do not necessarily reflect real life performance, so we thought you might want to see how smooth the Galaxy S III actually is. We took a brief tour around its user interface and we tested its NFC-based S Beam feature. Read more »

We take a closer look of at the Samsung Galaxy S III PenTile matrix display

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One of the big mysteries ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S III announcement was about its screen – will Samsung use a SuperAMOLED HD display similar to the one on the Galaxy Nexus or go the SuperAMOLED Plus route like the Galaxy Tab 7.7.

We got close enough to the S III to snap a macro shot, which quickly revealed that Samsung has chosen a PenTile matrix for its flagship droid. Read more »

Beast wars: Samsung Galaxy S III takes on the HTC One X and the Galaxy Nexus

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Eager to continue the success of the Galaxy S II, Samsung has loaded its successor, the Galaxy S III, with everything latest and greatest in the mobile world.

But to get on the smartphone throne the new Samsung flagship will need to outdo the current kings of the hill – the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. All of them have HD screens and run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and they are all after your hard-earned cash. Here’s how they stack up. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos S6102 battery test finishes, results come out impressive

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The battery test of the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos S6102 is done – it took some time, but the Y Duos is quite different from most other phones we’ve tested, both because it’s a dual-SIM phone and because it’s a fairly low-end Android.

We couldn’t run the video battery test as our standard test videos just wouldn’t work and a lower-res video wouldn’t make for a fair comparison. We doubt many people will be interested in watching a movie on a 3.14″ QVGA screen anyway. Read more »

HTC Titan II battery test is over, check out how it did

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There is a general consensus by now, that LTE connectivity and long battery life don’t mesh well together. Therefore, we were a bit skeptical when we started testing the endurance of the HTC Titan II. After all, the smartphone has a fairly modest 1730mAh battery, which, not only needs to cover for the LTE radio, but also has a massive 4.7″ screen to light up.

We kicked things off with a look at the talk time of the imposing smartphone. Read more »

HTC One X battery test concludes, the results are inside

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So here we are at the end of the HTC One X battery test and we are ready to share the results with you. If you wonder how efficient that Tegra 3 4-PLUS-1 architecture is and whether the companion core makes up for the four power-hungry ones, here is the place to find out.

The HTC One X bright 4.7″ HD LCD is certainly hard to feed, but you can’t blame the huge 1800 mAh power pack for lack of trying. Read more »

Reading the fine print on what rights Google, Microsoft and Dropbox have on your files [EDITORIAL]

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Yesterday Google launched its Drive cloud service allowing you to upload virtually anything and have it synced across multiple devices. Sounds great and bringing a bit more competition to the mix has never hurt anyone.

But what happens once you store there that music piece you’ve been working on for so long? Or the concept art for that cool project at work? Do you still remain its owner and what do you allow the cloud storage provider to do with it? Google, Microsoft and Dropbox have different approaches how they handle the legal part of things and it isn’t something to be taken lightly. Read more »

We’re done testing the HTC One V battery life, here are the results

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The HTC One V just completed its final lap in our battery test course and we’re ready to share how the most affordable member of the One family did. It has a relatively small LCD screen and a single CPU core, so its 1500mAh battery should last longer than the slightly larger battery in the One S, which has a bigger AMOLED screen and two CPU cores to feed.

HTC haven’t listed any official battery life numbers on their site, so this is our first look at how long the One V lasts on a daily basis. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 does a short interview in front of our camera

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The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 doubles on a lot of the specs of its predecessor. For instance, the CPU has an extra core, there is a second camera on board, more than twice the number of pixels on a bigger screen, along with extra RAM, built-in storage and so on.

The Ace 2 dropped by our office and while it can’t stay long, we’ll have enough time for a preview (it’s a pre-production unit anyway). But first things first, it’s time for a quick hands-on video. Read more »

HTC Titan II brought 16MP of camera goodness to our office, here’s a hands-on

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As its name clearly suggests, the HTC Titan II is the rather quick sequel of the original Titan, whose sales began back in October. The AT&T exclusive newcomer has added LTE network connectivity, and a massive 16MP camera sensor to the spec sheet of its predecessor, with the rest of it left unchanged.

Like we already mentioned above, the rest of the HTC Titan II specifications are identical with the ones, found in its predecessor. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 900 (AT&T) battery life test is completed, results inside

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Windows Phone running handsets are generally perceived to go easy on their batteries, due to the relatively modest hardware ticking inside them. The AT&T exclusive Nokia Lumia 900 however, has added LTE connectivity to the list of typical Windows Phone hardware specifications. Therefore, we were a bit cautious with our initial predictions.

As always, we will take a look at the smartphone’s talk time first. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T came over, here goes the hands-on

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The LTE sporting Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T could very well be one of the most important devices in the history of the Finnish company. Developed specifically with the lucrative U.S. market in mind, the Windows Phone handset will likely show the world if the marriage between Nokia and Microsoft is a success or, well… , you know what.

In terms of specifications, the newcomer does not differ a lot from its global sibling – the Nokia Lumia 800. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 stops by, we let you taste its Ice Cream Sandwich

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the Ice Cream Sandwich refresh of the original Tab 10.1. But it’s more than that really. Despite the specs sheet seems the same it turned out the new Tab 2 10.1 is based on TI OMAP chipset instead on the Tegra 2.

The design has a few new touches as well – a bit different framing and the huge stereo speaker grilles on both sides of the screen. Read more »