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HTC Rezound enters our battery test track, see if it can Beats its way out [TEST]

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As the current flasghip of the company, we were more than interested to put the HTC Rezound battery through its paces. After all, the device packs a monster spec sheet, coupled with some serious multimedia credentials. A battery to match the aforementioned is more than essential – it is simply mandatory.

The Rezound packs a 1620mAh battery – certainly not the largest we’ve seen in an Android device. The battery will have to deal with a dual-core CPU and, most importantly, an HD screen. It surely has a difficult task ahead of it. Read more »

Unboxing the Motorola RAZR – 7.1mm of Kevlar, Gorilla Glass and Android [VIDEO]

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Be careful not to cut yourself – the new Motorola RAZR XT910 droid is 7.1mm sharp. We got it out of its box gently to rummage around and then played with the RAZR itself. The Kevlar coating on the turned out to be much more pleasant than we thought and the high-res SuperAMOLED screen does look impressive.

But first things first – the box contents are what you would expect (charger, USB cable, etc.). The interesting accessories, like the Lapdock 500 that turns the RAZR into a 14″ Android netbook, are sold separately. Even without those, however, the Motorola RAZR is an impressive piece of kit. Read more »

HTC Sensation XL dares enter our battery life trial, lives to tell the story [TEST]

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We’ve got the battery tests results of yet another smartphone to share with you. The HTC Sensation XL will try and protect the honor of the company after the rather disappointing performance of the HTC Radar yesterday.

If you are just looking at the specs, you wouldn’t back the Sensation XL to do too greatly. A 1600 mAh battery and a 4.7″ LCD seemingly put the XL at a disadvantage, but maybe it has an ace up its sleeves. Read more »

Samsung Captivate Glide is here, we get our thumbs ready [VIDEO]

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A hardware QWERTY device is probably the last missing piece from Samsung’s impressive, dual-core Android lineup in the United States. Today, we have the Samsung Captivate Glide for AT&T on out hands. With a slide-out QWERTY on board, the smartphone should be the answer to the prayers of quite a few users out there.

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Our Samsung Galaxy S II battery life test is complete, check out how it did [TEST]

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True, you have seen us put the Samsung Galaxy S II battery thought its paces before, but we thought you might be interested to see how it does over our new testing course. So here goes the Samsung Galaxy S II battery life test, revisited.

The Android smartphone comes with a 1650 mAh battery and a pretty large 4.3″ screen. Judging by those specs alone, we probably shouldn’t expect the Galaxy S II to top our charts, but the power-efficient Super AMOLED Plus might help it put in a decent performance. Plus, its latest Android update is said to improve battery performance, so who knows. Read more »

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro battery test draws to a close, check out how it did [TEST]

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Yet another smartphone dared to try its capabilities in our new battery test. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro is here and, knowing how many fans the manufacturer has, we are sure many will be interested to know how it did.

The Sony Ericsson battery has 1500 mAh of capacity, which is not quite as impressive as what the Galaxy Note (the only other droid we’ve tested so far) had to offer. It is important to note however, that the device has a screen more than two times smaller than that of the Samsung phablet, so we were pretty interested to see the results. Read more »

We take a closer look at the Motorola RAZR XT910, careful it’s sharp [VIDEO]

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The RAZR name should ring a bell to any mobile phone enthusiast who’s followed the industry over the past decade. Motorola struck gold with the original RAZR line back in 2004 thanks to its low-profile clamshell design and attractive material choices.

Motorola RAZR XT910 Home Screen

After a somewhat tumultuous time since the original RAZR’s heyday, Motorola have decided it’s time to bring the RAZR name back with the intention of proving that they’ve still got ‘it’. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note battery life test ready, here go the results [TEST]

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It’s episode three of our new battery test and we have the Samsung Galaxy Note starring this time. The phoneblet has a 2500 mAh battery, which is much larger than that of the average smartphone, but it also has a very power-hungry 5.3″ screen.

As a direct result, the Samsung Galaxy Note’s performance in our test was quite unusual. While it got a monstrous score on the telephony part, its web browsing endurance were quite disappointing. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Read more »

Unboxing the HTC Sensation XL – entering the lair of the 4.7″ droid with the Monster headset [VIDEO]

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XL – a universally recognized label for stuff bigger than regular. But don’t worry, the HTC Sensation XL fills its XL clothing with a 4.7″ screen rather than whatever the gadgetry equivalent of flabby fat is.

No, sir, this soldier here is a lean mean fighting machine. The XL packs virtually the same hardware as the recently reviewed HTC Titan – that means a single 1.5GHz CPU core and 8MP camera. But it’s a Sensation and like its sibling (the recently reviewed XE), it comes with the Monster iBeats headset which gives a hefty boost to the value for money of the package. Read more »

Samsung Exhibit II 4G is on display in our office [VIDEO]

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The Samsung Exhibit II 4G is one of the fastest product sequels we’ve seen in quite some time. Launched less than six months after the original Exhibit 4G, the smartphone is essentially the North American version of the Samsung Galaxy W, and packs a decent spec sheet to go with its bargain price tag.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket landed in front of our camera [VIDEO]

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When the Samsung Galaxy S II trio got announced in the United States a couple of months ago, AT&T wireless’s offering came closest to the original I9100. The versions for Sprint Wireless and T-Mobile came with bigger, 4.5″ Super AMOLED Plus screens. The aforementioned occurrence left quite a few AT&T customers just a tad disappointed for being stuck with “only” a 4.3″ screen. After all, bigger is always better in America.

Well, it looks like AT&T has decided to take action and fix things with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. The Android powerhouse now comes with the same 4.5″ screen as its T-Mobile and Sprint siblings. AT&T has also given it the LTE treatment to make up for the wait.

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Samsung Galaxy Note comes by, will stay for a full review this time [VIDEO]

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Our Samsung Galaxy Note review unit arrived at the office and we’ve already started exploring its secrets. We’ll be doing our best to being out the review as quickly as possible, but before that arrives, here’s something to bring you up to speed.

As usual, we unboxed the new arrival on video and took a brief tour around its interface to give you an idea of what to expect. The Galaxy Note is quite an interesting device, going where very few have gone before him. Read more »

Apple iPhone 4S battery test is complete, here go the results [TEST]

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We are already done with testing the second smartphone to go through our new battery life test. The Apple iPhone 4S did slightly better than the Nokia N9 becoming the new device to beat.

As the blog regulars among you know, the new test involves three individual challenges (video playback, web browsing and voice calls) and a combined, general usage test. Read more »

ASUS Transformer Prime takes on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and iPad 2 [TABLE]

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ASUS today officially unveiled the eagerly awaited Transformer Prime. The first ever tablet to come with a quad-core Tegra 3 chip pushes the boundaries of what could be achieved in performance land and will definitely be the King of the tablet Hill for couple of months.

And with Ice Cream Sandwich promised to come until the end of the year, it gets more and more appealing by the minute. However, is its raw computing power and clever laptop dock enough to win your heart? Read more »

Nokia N9 full battery test is ready, does quite decently [TEST]

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We just introduced our redesigned battery test and we thought the Nokia N9 would be a great device to try out the new course. The MeeGo flagship seemed to do quite well, though we’ll be able to confirm that only when the results of more devices come out.

Let’s start with the Nokia N9 performance in the three individual components of the test. Read more »