We continue putting the LG Optimus G Snapdragon S4 Pro chipsets through its paced and now it’s the Adreno 320 GPU turn to impress.
Qualcomm chipsets have hardly ever been known for providing the best possible graphics performance, but it appears things are about to change with the S4 Pro. The Adreno 320 didn’t quite give competitors the same royal spanking as the quad-core Krait, but it still managed to beat them at both benchmarks we ran. Read more »
If you’ve been keeping track of our homepage you probably know that we are busy handling the LG Optimus G and putting its new Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, True HD Plus screen and 13 megapixel camera though various tests.
We now got the first benchmark results from the smartphone and they show that the 1.5GHz quad-core Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU ticking inside the beast are every bit as impressive as we hoped. Read more »
The quad-core Krait CPU might be the LG Optimus G feature that’s making all the headlines, but we shouldn’t also forget that the smartphone comes with a 13 megapixel camera with a brand new 5-element lens, specially designed for its sensor.
We were able to snap a couple of photos with the LG Optimus G and we are rushing to share them with you. The lighting was far from perfect, but the LG flagship still did pretty well for a smartphone and way better than its modest 1/3.2″ sensor size suggests. Read more »
Announced at yesterday’s glitzy event, the Verizon Wireless exclusive Motorola DROID RAZR M is the first of the trio of announced devices to become commercially available. The LTE sporting handset is the baby in the new DROID RAZR family, but don’t be deceived – it is just as powerful as its bigger brothers.
The Motorola DROID RAZR M is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, featuring two Krait CPU cores, clocked at 1.5GHz. Read more »
Today we got the chance to sit down with Samsung’s team and have a more thorough look at its recently announced products.
First off, it was the Samsung Galaxy Camera. We tried it first-hand without the messy wires and we’re quite happy with how it felt. It has 21x optical zoom and at its widest end, the lens has an ultra wide angle of 23mm in 35mm terms and there’s a back-lit sensor behind it, which is impressive enough combo, even without counting the Android smart functionality. Read more »
The LG Optimus L9, which was announced at the IFA, is a mid-ranger that aims to bring solid smartphone functionality, good styling and reasonable price tag in one package.
The Optimus L9 fella is home to a 4.7-inch qHD IPS display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 5MP camera and 4GB internal storage. Read more »
HP’s most interesting announcement at IFA this year is the Envy X2 – a Windows 8-based tablet with a keyboard dock.
The Envy X2 slate features an 11.6-inch IPS touchscreen with 400-nit brightness and 1366x768px resolution. It’s powered by Intel’s Clover Trail processor and comes with 8MP camera and 64GB internal memory. There is support for Beats Audio as well. Read more »
Acer announced two new Liquids just days before the IFA kicks in. Also, the company just brough to the market its FullHD LCD-packing Tegra 3-powered Iconia Tab A700 Android tablet, so we just had to stop and see what those are all about.
So here we are, at Acer’s booth trying to get to know the new Acer lineup a little better. Read more »
Sony brought so many new smartphones to IFA that we almost forgot about the Xperia miro. Almost. The handset was announced back in June and is expected to hit the market next month, but it was showcased at the company’s booth.
Specs-wise, the Xperia miro has lots of common internals with the Xperia tipo but offers two major upgrades – a 0.3″ bigger LED-backlit LCD screen and a 5 megapixel snapper. Thanks to the LED-backlit upgrade, the phone is also thinner and lighter. Read more »
Here at IFA, we managed to swing by the Sony booth to spend some more quality time with the new Xperia devices. While around, we snapped some sample pics with the Sony Xperia TX for your viewing pleasure.
The Xperia TX’s 13 MP shooter features the usual array of camera extras, and it’s capable of shooting 1080p video as well. Read more »
We managed to secure some quality time over at the IFA 2012 floor with the Sony Xperia T’s camera and snap a few photos.
The Sony Xperia T is easily among the chief contenders for best Android camearaphone with its 13 MP Exmor-R sensor. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Camera sure attracted a lot of attention, ours included. We got a chance to spend some quality time with the device and we did a couple of videos to give you a better how this new camera looks and feels.
Samsung has based most of the Galaxy Camera software on the Galaxy S III’s, but the camera interface is a bespoke solution. The menus heavily rely on spinners, which make them easy to use with your thumb – good thing since you don’t get any hardware controls on the back, you use the 4.8″ touchscreen for almost everything. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Note II promises to be the champion that resurrects the stylus – the second-gen phablet is way more powerful than its predecessor and has learned some cool new tricks. We shot a hands-on video of the Galaxy Note II to give you a sneak peek at some of the improvements.
We start off with a look at the S Note app and test the pressure sensitivity of the new Note II. It can distinguish between 1024 pressure levels, four times as many as the old one, and it shows. Read more »
Toshiba announced a new ultrabook on IFA – the Windows 8 Pro running Satellite U920T. It is a convertible with sliding keyboard, which can easily transform from a tablet to a laptop.
The device features a 12.5-inch IPS touch display (up to 5 fingers) with 1366×768 resolution and you can choose between Intel Core i3 or i5 internals. Read more »
The last few days brought great news to Samsung Galaxy S III owners. Three official Jelly Bean ROMs leaked in quick succession, with the latest having yesterday as its build date. And seeing the kind of interest those leaks are enjoying, we’re guessing many of you are wondering if it’s time to jump ship to ICS.
Whether or not to leave your stable ROM for a beta version of a more functional and cooler looking one has always been a tough decision, but here’s hoping we’ll help you with it by giving you more details on what you are getting and at what cost. Read more »