HTC One Google Play Edition Video Review

The HTC One is one among our favourite smartphones, and gayly it\’s accessible on nearly each major carrier (sorry, not nevertheless for Verizon Wireless customers) and unlatched direct from HTC. currently we have got one more version, the HTC One Google Play Edition. each the One and its archenemy the Samsung Galaxy S4 ar currently accessible on the Google Play Store running pure, pure robot four.2.2. No carrier customizations, no HTC code either. whereas i feel several will not miss the carrier bloat, the HTC code from Sense five to Zoe ar price keeping around. Still, there ar purists among you World Health Organization need straight robot, no chaser. This model is for you. the worth is $599, that is that the same value as most carriers while not upgrade and it is the same as HTC\’s own unlatched thirty two gig model. there\’s presently no sixty four gig model accessible via Google Play.


Google Play Edition devices ar a replacement breed: these are not Nexus merchandise that ar bound to get OS updates 1st and for a comparatively lasting (as long because the hardware will still support updated OS demands). Google Play smartphones can get OS updates from the manufacturer (HTC during this case) rather than Google, therefore we\’re unsure what which means in terms of speed or length. HTC has late been doing a decent job of supporting enthusiasts, even going up to now on unharness their own unlatched and developer models, therefore we\’re optimistic on the GPE\’s potentials updates.


The hardware is the image of the AT&T version of the HTC One (minus the tiny AT&T brand on the back). it\’s an equivalent cellular radio bands because the AT&T version and every one different specs ar an equivalent because the different HTC One variants on the market. which means a really quick quad core one.7GHz Qualcomm flower 600 computer hardware, two gigs of RAM, a GPS with GLONASS, WiFi 802.11ac, front camera and rear four Ultrapixel camera and a 2300 mAh battery. The phone is clearly therefore a decent fit  AT&T customers and it\’ll work on T-Mobile (including their LTE 4G network) with one caveat: it lacks the 1700MHz HSPA+ 3G band, therefore if you do not have refarmed 1900MHz HSPA in your space, your phone would possibly drop to 2G EDGE (or up to 4G LTE if you have got coverage in your area). this can be not a CDMA phone and it will not work on Verizon or Sprint. Since it\’s unlatched, you\’ll use any GSM carrier\’s small SIM card, therefore it\’ll work overseas and with smaller GSM carriers. It\’s quad band GSM and EDGE, therefore you will get voice and 2G knowledge where you go.


Since HTC Sense five is such a modest overlay on prime of robot, I\’ve ne\’er felt a burning need to urge eliminate it, that the Google Play Edition is not on behalf of me. Likewise i prefer HTC\’s apps as well as Blinkfeed and Zoe, and do not need to administer up the Jewish calendar month remote and FM radio (they\’re all gone within the GPE model). One may argue that the less complicated Gallery presentation within the vanilla Google Play Edition is preferred to the social-network impure HTC tailor-made version, and you are doing get faster access to settings from the house screen with the GPE. Battery life and speed check results ar an equivalent like the HTC One normal model. The Ultrapixel camera holds up well because of Google\’s updated camera app, a minimum of in terms of image and video quality, tho\’ distinction is handled higher by HTC\’s own camera code and you get additional options with HTC\’s camera app too.


Sony Xperia Ion

This is a Movie Evaluation.

The Sony designs Xperia Ion is a lovely cellphone for a great cost that’s just not getting enough love. For $99 you get an top rated style with a smooth cup front and rounded steel back, LTE 4G and a 12MP photographic camera. And you thought the once $99 Htc Lumia was a excellent deal? The Ion covers it for components specifications. The cellphone has a 4.6″ 720p show with Sony’s various marketing titles placed on (Bravia, HD Truth Display) that’s simply amazing, and it has HDMI out with an user-friendly TV app.


So what’s the catch? It operates Android operating system OS 2.3.7 Gingerbread rather than 4.0 Ice Lotion Food. That’s even more vexing when Sony designs lately modified older Xperia designs to ICS. As a comfort, they say the Ion will get ICS too (no, we don’t know when “soon” is). Meanwhile, the Sony designs UI on top of Android operating system is mild, and you get a pretty clean Android operating system experience.


While the newest top dog mobile phones like the HTC One X and New samsung Universe S III run on it all creation Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU, the Sony designs Xperia Ion operates on a third gen Snapdragon S3 which is 1.5GHz. It has Adreno 220 design, and genuinely it’s no slump over. Human instinct and our worry of obsolesce drive us toward the quickest problem we will buy, but the Snapdragon S3 was this springtime year’s
top entertainer and it’s still decent with a Quadrant ranking of 3100.


Voice top quality is excellent: we mentioned residential quality on both finishes and excellent quantity. Wedding celebration is similar to the competitors (One X and New samsung Universe S III) and data rates of speed are outstanding on AT&T’s LTE system.


The celebrity of the show is no question the 12 mega-pixel back photographic camera with display. It has a quick f2.4 lens and a Sony designs Exmor R indicator that can capture 1080p video and some of the best images we’ve seen from a cellphone. Shades are particularly impressive: wealthy and precise. We took some ambiance road images and were satisfied with the digital camera’s low mild color and comparison capture.



For a price range priced cellphone, the Sony designs Xperia Ion, like the Samsung Atrix HD has a excellent assisting of top of the line features. The show, stylish style, stylish components and outstanding photographic camera make our combined heart go pitter-pat. Speech top quality and reception are both very excellent and battery power lifespan is in keeping with other big screen, quick mobile phones on AT&T. The Qualcomm S3 CPU is still pretty powerful but we really wish Sony designs had handled to deliver the Ion with Android operating system 4.0 Ice Lotion Food rather than making us hold out for the free update.


Selling price:99 Dollar with the 2 year contract, $449 without having contract.


Display: 4.6″ capacitive multi-touch show, 16 thousand shades. Image resolution: 1280 x 720, helps both icon and landscapes ways via accelerometer. Has normal light indicator and gyro indicator.

Battery: Lithium Ion standard rechargeable. Battery power is not user exchangeable. 1900 mAh.

Performance: 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processer. 1 gig RAM and 16 jobs inner storage.

Size: 5.24 x 2.70 x 0.46 inches wide. Weight: 4.9 oz..

Phone: GSM quad group with 3G HSPA+ on the 850/1900/2100 MHz groups, and LTE 4G.

Camera: 1MP front and 12MP back digital camera with LED display, 16x zoom capability. Can capture 1080p video.

Audio: Designed in presenter, mic and 3.5mm standard music earphone port. Has FM stereo.

Networking: Incorporated WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Wireless 2.1.

Software: Android operating system OS 2.3.7 Gingerbread. Full package of Google Android operating system programs. Sony models Timescape, Office Suite 5, AT&T Gps, AT&T rule Scanning device, YPMobile, AT&T Information and AT&T U-verse Live TV.

Expansion: 1 SDHC microSD card port.

Motorola Atrix HD

When a apparently great end cellphone comes in at $99 on agreement, our first thought is “something has to be absent”.Yes, really AT&T is the very well aggressive with their  agreement costs, but consider the charming Htc Lumia 900: amazing cellphone, but the components specifications aren’t up there with the $199 cellular phones. The $99 Sony models Xperia Ion has an stylish steel covering, a stand-out show and a 12MP photographic camera, but it’s operating Android operating system 2.3 Gingerbread on a third rather than 4th creation CPU. So what’s the tale with the deal cost New samsung Atrix HD?



The Atrix HD seems to have it all: Android operating system 4.0 ICS, a charming 4.5″ “ColorBoost” 720p show, the same 1.5GHz 4th gen Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core CPU as the New samsung Universe S III and HTC One X, an 8mp back photographic camera that can capture 1080p movie, double group WiFi (nice), Wireless 4.0 and a GPS. The only factor losing is NFC, but that isn’t a huge deal (yet) on AT&T since there’s no way to use it for cellular expenses.

Design and Ergonomics

Despite the name, the New samsung Atrix HD is a GSM New samsung Android RAZR rather than the reincarnation of the last two Atrix Android operating system cell cellular phones on AT&T. It has the beveled Gorilla Cup front side and a Kevlar returning with the RAZR’s exclusive top cap that homes the photographic camera, LED display, HDMI and USB slots. It’s a excellent looking cellphone with a enclosed covering. That indicates you can’t exchange the 1780 mAh Lithium Ion battery energy since it’s enclosed within. There is a microSD credit cards port on the part though, along with a small SIM credit cards port. The Atrix HD’s sides are flat and have smoother shapes than the Android RAZR, and we acknowledge to choose the RAZR’s edgier and more personal style.


4.5″ cell cellular phones aren’t small monsters, but the 4.9 ounces Atrix HD is reasonably easy to keep. I find the hand-centric shapes of the HTC One X more relaxed, but the Atrix HD is less slick than the curvy-glossy New samsung Universe S III. Despite its a bit small monitor size, the Atrix HD isn’t considerably small than the One X and GS III.


I acknowledge to love the designed Kevlar returning for both looks and structure. The a little bit rounded Gorilla Cup sides give the cellphone a more refined look and the dark on white-colored red stripe on our white-colored design gives noticeable interest. There’s a huge presenter grill on the returning problem, and this is indeed a noisy cellphone with more volume than most cell cellular phones provide. The small energy and quantity manages on the right part are a bit hard to media, but we like having both small USB and small HDMI slots (no tracking for MHL adapters).



The Atrix HD has a 4.5″ TFT LCD with ColorBoost (Motorola’s marketing term). As the name indicates, it has outstanding shades that are wealthy yet not artificial. The 1280 x 720 show is equipment distinct and gets a lot shiny. Watching perspectives are also wide, though the HTC One X’s viewing perspectives are a bit broader with less glare. Moto’s show informs us of LG’s IPS shows, and that’s a great factor. As New samsung prefers to emphasize us, since this isn’t a Extremely AMOLED show like the Universe S III, there’s no Pentile Matrix and causing few of subpixels. The 326 ppi show is thus distinct with no written text jaggies upon close examination.


Calling and Data

The New samsung Atrix HD has simply outstanding contact great quality. In fact, AT&T’s top four Android operating system cellular phones all provide outstanding speech (Atrix HD, HTC One X, New samsung Universe S III and the Sony models Xperia Ion). Inbound and confident speech are extremely obvious, full and quantity is sufficient. The presenter is also better than regular with regards to quantity and volume, and it informs us of the exclusive Droid’s presenter.


The cellphone is quad group GSM with 3G and 4G HSPA+ on the 850/1700/1900/2100MHz groups. It has LTE 4G and obtain rates of rate averaged 23Mbps while publish rates of rate averaged 17Mbps in the Facilities place. Those are obviously outstanding information rates of rate that are similar to AT&T’s other top LTE Android operating system cell cellular phones.

Reception is strong on 3G and LTE, as we’ve come to anticipate from New samsung, and LTE wedding celebration is again similar to the top four Androids on AT&T.

Performance and Horsepower

Don’t let the price range cost deceive you: the Atrix HD has the same 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 “Krait” CPU as the HTC One X and New samsung Universe S III on AT&T. That’s currently the quickest CPU available on a US Android operating system intelligent phone, and the Atrix HD indeed seems quick. Motorola’s very fresh version of Android operating system OS 4.0.4 Ice Lotion Food no question helps rate things along as well. The cellphone has the regular 1 gig of RAM but only 8 jobs of inner storage space (~ 5 jobs available) vs. 16 jobs on the big guys. That’s still enough for huge app set ups, and there’s a microSD credit cards port situated on the cell phone’s part so you can further increase storage space for media data files and records. New samsung says the Atrix HD is suitable with credit cards up to 32 jobs potential.


Software: Ice Lotion Sandwich

I really like what New samsung has done with Android operating system OS 4.0.4 Ice Lotion Sandwich; or more particularly I like what they haven’t done. This is the greenest skin on Android operating system I’ve seen yet for ICS devices, and that’s a great factor. It doesn’t bog down the intelligent phone or foolish down the UI and try to create it look like Gingerbread so people won’t have to learn a new technique here or there. Motorola’s customized rectangle symbols are here, but that’s fairly much it for important UI changes. One factor they did add (or rather subtract) is a exclusive desltop treatment where you begin with one main display and add others, as you want. You can begin with layouts or just an additional vacant display. For those who don’t mess their homepages with limitless icons and symbols, this is much better and you won’t be using through undesirable and needless shows.


Motorola’s Smart Activities from the Android sequence is here, and it provides useful configurations customized remaking based on time of day or location. You can have it use different appears to be and email plans when at perform vs. house, for example. When it’s bed time, it can instantly decrease energy intake by improving synchronize durations.


Well, it isn’t all pet dogs and flowers. The 8 mega-pixel photographic camera is remarkably regular, and this is the one place where the Atrix HD fails to deliver of the One X, GS III and Sony models Xperia Ion. It has a shiny LED display and it can capture 1080p movie at 30 fps, but images absence the distinct details of the competitors. Photos have noticeable relics and both images and movie have oversaturated shades (which some people may like). It’s not a terrible camera; it’s just not outstanding like the 8MP and higher competitors on AT&T.


The Atrix HD has a front side 1.3MP photographic camera that proved helpful well for movie discuss using Skype and Search engines Talk. Our movie associates said we seemed obvious and shiny.

Battery Life

Though I own and use cellular phones with enclosed battery power that can’t be changed on the street, I’m not a fan. If you’re 9 time into company business and your cellphone operates out of juice, you’re either connected to an AC store instead of getting perform done or you’re balancing exterior battery energy features that outflow cost the cellphone. Such is the cost we pay for slimmer and less large cell cellular phones.

The Atrix HD, like the RAZR, has a Lithium Ion battery energy that’s enclosed within. We do wish Talkabout and AT&T had gone with the RAZR MAXX’s much more adequate battery energy, but this is a $99 cellphone. That indicates a 1780 mAh battery energy that will get regular customers through the day with the regular program of every night asking for. If you’re a light customer, you’ll probably go 2 days on a cost. If you’re a loading movie enthusiast, play activities with passion or get around using the GPS for everyday visits, the cellphone may not create it until bed time. The same is true of the HTC One X (battery also enclosed inside) and the Xperia Ion. The New samsung Universe S III’s 2100 mAh battery energy generates 20 to 40 moments longer runtimes, which isn’t much, but it does have a detachable battery energy.


We’re really stunned at Motorola’s first Android operating system 4 device for AT&T. It has the fashionable excellent looks of the Android RAZR with the cost tag of a deal intelligent phone. The 720p show is very distinct and multi-colored with excellent viewing perspectives and outside exposure, and the presenter is above regular. Call great quality is covers as are information rates of rate and the cellphone is quick thanks to ICS and the Qualcomm S4 CPU. The enclosed battery energy isn’t perfect for street fighters who need 12 time of large use per day on a cost, but for regular use it’s sufficient (and no more intense than the HTC One X). Our only complaint? The photographic camera is reasonable but doesn’t keep up against AT&T’s top Android operating system cellular phones. But if top great quality picture isn’t your top concern and your price range is limited, the New samsung Atrix HD is a champion.

Price: $99 with 2 year agreement, $449 without contract.


Display: 4.5″ ColorBoost TFT LCD. Resolution: 1280 x 720, supports both portrait and landscape modes via accelerometer. Has an ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and gyro.

Battery: 1780 Lithium Ion rechargeable. Battery is not user replaceable.

Performance: 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Krait CPU with Adreno 225 graphics. 1 gig RAM, 8 gigs internal storage.

Size: 5.25 x 2.70 x 0.30 inches. Weight: 4.9 ounces.

Phone: GSM quad band with 3G/4G HSPA+ on the 850/1700/1900/2100MHz bands. 4G LTE. Has the Mobile Hotspot feature.

Camera: 1.3MP front camera and rear 8MP camera with LED flash that can shoot 1080p video.

Audio: Built in speaker, mic and 3.5mm standard stereo headphone jack.

Networking: Integrated dual band WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.

Software: Android OS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Light Motorola UI customizations and Motorola Smart Actions and Vehicle Mode, full suite of Google Android apps. AT&T apps include AT&T Navigator and Family Maps, AT&T Live TV, Yellow Pages Mobile, AT&T Code Scanner.

Expansion: 1 SDHC microSD card slot.

Samsung Galaxy Note (T-Mobile)

There’s nothing like the 5.3″ New samsung Galaxy, the first phablet to accomplish shop bought success. Available first offshore at the end of 2011, it made its way to AT&T in the delayed winter time of 2012 and now it’s lastly available on T-Mobile US. What’s a phablet? A smart phone that’s big enough to be a little product. This Android operating system smart mobile phone has a 5.3″, 1280 x 800 Incredibly AMOLED High definition show (the same quality as most 10.1″ Android operating system tablets). No question, this is a big cellphone in a globe where big mobile phones are the pattern. But it creates the 4.8″ Galaxy  look lightweight and it’s not for those with little arms who can’t stand the goal toward bigger mobile mobile phones. I have large arms and a love of wallet computer systems, so the Galaxy continues to be one of my preferred mobile phones of all-time. The large display is outstanding for eBooks, GPS routing, game playing and note-taking and illustrating with the involved S Pen.

The New samsung Galaxy wil be available Aug 8, 2012 on T-Mobile. It’s $249 with a 2 season agreement and $599 without agreement. It’s available only in black.


The New samsung Galaxy operates Android operating system OS 4.0.4 with Samsung’s TouchWiz application. It has a dual digitizer with both capacitive touch and a electronic pen (included) that’s much more accurate than a capacitive stylus pen. It’s thin and mild despite its otherwise large measurements, so it actually can fit in a spacious bank account. It’s relaxing that the cellphone has a detachable battery energy and a microSD cards slot; two items that have become a victim of unibody styles starting with the iPhone.


The New samsung operates on the similar 1.5GHz dual-core Qual-comm S3 Processor as the AT&T edition, and other than service provider custom remaking and the T-Mobile HSPA+ 42Mbps mobile stereo, it’s almost the same as the AT&T edition, and very near to the worldwide edition we analyzed in Dec 2011. So little has modified that we won’t go over everything in this review: the Observe is a known amount by now. The cellphone has dual group WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Wi-fi bluetooth 3.0 + HS, NFC and a GPS with GLONASS assistance. It has a front side 2 mega-pixel electronic camera and a back 8 mega-pixel electronic camera with LED display and a little SD cards port.



Since Android operating system machines well, the show is easily readable and written text and symbols aren’t small. The cellphone is actually very simple on the sight, and for those who choose little print styles and symbols, you can main the cellphone and decrease the dpi to 240 or 280 from its remarkably great 320. The very great conventional pixel solidity creates for very distinct written text and pictures, and that creates up for the Pentile Matrix that we and other evaluators harp on because it uses less sub-pixels than LCD shows, which can decrease the of written text in reduced dpi shows. Why not use the more recent Extremely AMOLED Plus show that has a conventional RGB pixel agreement and drops the Pentile Matrix? New samsung uses Extremely AMOLED Plus shows on little and reduced quality shows, but technical restrictions avoid them from creating more substantial than 4.5″ High definition displays utilizing the more latest Plus technology.That indicates both the Observe and New samsung Universe S III mobile mobile phones have Extremely AMOLED HD shows, but the Observe looks better than the S III to my sight. New samsung went for split with the Observe and it has better shade adjusting (whites don’t look as blue) and a clearer look than the a little bit reduced quality 4.8″ Universe S III.

Calling and Data

The T-Mobile Universe Observe is a quad group GSM globe cellphone with 3G and 4G HSPA+ 42 Megabyte per second on T-Mobile’s groups. Call quality is very outstanding with complete and obvious speech on both finishes. The presenter phone has just regular amount, which is amazing for such a large cellphone where there’s more room for an adequate presenter (the same is true of other Universe Observe variants). Wi-fi bluetooth proved helpful well in our assessments with a wide range of Wi-fi bluetooth headphones, music sound system and a car kit. There’s no need to keep this large cellphone to your head to call people.


T-Mobile has outstanding service in our area, and their HSPA+ obtain rates of speed competing AT&T and Verizon’s LTE rates of speed. The New samsung Universe Observe averaged 17.4 Megabyte per second down and 1.9 Mbs up according to the app. The publish rates of speed are considerably reduced than LTE on the other two providers because T-Mobile hats publish rates of speed to allow for better obtain rates of speed (most folks care more about obtain speeds).

The cellphone has WiFi contacting for those who don’t want to eat up plan minutes or have poor mobile protection. The Cellular Hot spot function allows you to use the cellphone as a high-speed wireless device for laptops, pills and other gadgets. The Observe uses a conventional size SIM rather than a little SIM.

Performance and Horsepower

The T-Mobile New samsung Universe Observe operates on the identical 1.5GHz Qual-comm Snapdragon S3 Processor with Adreno 220 design as the AT&T design. AT&T had to go with the Qualcomm CPU for LTE incorporation, and furthermore T-Mobile needed the Qualcomm chipset for HSPA+ 42 Megabyte per second and so they couldn’t go with the New samsung Exynos dual-core CPU used in the worldwide edition. Genuinely, performance is pretty near between the two systems, so it’s not a adhering point.


The S3 is a third creation mobile CPU that was innovative when the first Observe editions came out, but S4 4th creation mobile mobile phones hit the industry a few several weeks ago (HTC One X, HTC One S and New samsung Universe S III) and that places the Universe Observe at a specifications drawback. With regards to recognized performance, the cellphone seems fast enough, with a little bit of lag when changing between applications when several large applications are running (we’ve knowledgeable this in the T-Mobile edition more than the AT&T edition, so a application upgrade could enhance things). In artificial standards, the Observe places up a powerful displaying in AnTuTu and GLBenchmark design assessments, but it clearly can’t ranking as great as the more recent and quicker S4 as mentioned in Quadrant. Still, it places up very outstanding figures, and I must say that smart phone CPU rates of speed are advancing quicker than we can come up with difficulties to guarantee those rates of speed. The cellphone can manage the newest games like Deceased Induce just fine; no need for a Tegra 3 or Qualcomm S4 to perform those well. Likewise, the Observe can manage 1080p movie play-back, Adobe Flash and Blockbuster online completely.

S Pen and Apps

The large show and effective Wacom dual digitizer are the two features that set the New samsung Universe Observe apart from other mobile mobile phones available on the industry. The involved S Pen that lifestyles in a practical silo offers stress level of sensitivity and a level of precision that you won’t find in a capacitive stylus pen. Not every app facilitates stress level of sensitivity, but we found that most illustrating, artwork and note-taking applications on the Android operating system industry do assistance the pen, thanks in part to Android operating system 4.0’s much extended electronic pen assistance. The pen performs with Alias SketchBook Cellular, Quill and other popular applications on the Search engines Play Store. And it performs with Samsung’s own built-in pen aware applications like S Memo and the new Pro Package applications like S Observe.


S Memo is the mild edition of S Observe, and it’s available as a gadget and you can release it with a dual tap of the pen on the display (while having the pen’s single key down). You can jot notices, place pictures and sound and use the on-screen key pad with S Memo. S Observe and S Memo are among Samsung’s “Premium Apps”, and S Observe contributes hand writing identification and system identification. The system identification performs very well and the hand writing identification is reasonable but not as outstanding as that of the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet (a 10.1″ Android operating system product with a electronic pen) or Windows seven pills. Observe our movie evaluation to see it in action.


Artists will appreciate the Observe and pen: it’s like having a wallet sketchbook. S Observe facilitates stress level of sensitivity and you can choose line size and colors–enough to turn out some pretty powerful blueprints. For non-artists, S Observe is useful for diagraming and it can even straighten up geometric figures so those sectors are circular and quadratique clean.


The S Pen performs with Adobe Audience for featuring, underlining and traversing out written text. You can use the electronic trademark function to indication agreements and agreements without making use of pen, document and a fax machine. You can also save display photos of any app (press and keep on the display using the pen while disappointing its button) and indicate up the display taken to your heart’s content: websites, Term records and pictures are your play area.


Samsung’s TouchWiz UI operates roughshod over Android operating system Ice Lotion Food, creating it look and act more like 2.3 Gingberbread in conditions of UI. For once we won’t grumble much, because Samsung’s custom remaking and applications perform in balance with the extra-large show and bring value. The modifications and improvements create the Observe a better device, rather than sometimes seeming like application for the benefit of application on the Universe Observe.

Battery Life

The T-Mobile edition of the New samsung Universe Observe delivers with the same 2500 mAh Lithium Ion battery energy as other editions. That’s a very large potential battery energy, but the smartphones large show needs the additional energy. That indicates the Observe will last provided that other current great end Android operating system mobile mobile phones, but not considerably longer. In our assessments, we handled a complete day on a charge with regular use. Lengthy game playing classes, GPS routing and plenty of loading movie will eat battery energy more quickly. Third events like Mugen offer prolonged battery power that perform well for those who want a beefier battery energy, or you can buy a conventional extra battery energy if you spend plenty of your energy and effort on the street away from energy. Study our Mugen New samsung Universe Observe Extended battery energy evaluation here.


The New samsung Observe uses the same 8 mega-pixel back main electronic camera component as the Universe S II, and it takes multi-colored and distinct pictures as well as attractive though not innovative 1080p movie. The electronic camera is vulnerable to too much exposure in great comparison really brightly lit outdoor configurations, just as with the S II, but otherwise we have no problems. Inside pictures show relatively little disturbance, and the display doesn’t overexpose topics at near range. 1080p movie looks sleek at 30fps, and has a lot of details and shade vividness, though there’s some movement blockiness common of electronic camera mobile phones. The 2 mega-pixel front side electronic camera proved helpful well with Search engines Discuss movie talk and Skype in our assessments. We seemed obvious with outstanding lighting over HSPA+ and WiFi. The back electronic camera isn’t as distinct as the HTC One S and New samsung Universe S III with their next creation internals and BSI indicator, but it’s still a powerful electronic camera.


Do we like the New samsung Universe Note? Yes we do, and that hasn’t modified from the worldwide and AT&T editions that we analyzed several several weeks ago. This Android operating system smart phone with a large great definition show and electronic pen is ageing very well, and there’s still nothing else like it available on the industry (LG tried to contest with the Optimus Vu but it was missing the Note’s miracle and never came to a US carrier). If you want to look at video clips without looking for a product or view websites without requiring to zoom capability, the Universe Observe is covers. For performers and note-takers, the Observe can’t be defeat, unless you’re willing to move up to a product with pen feedback.

Price: $249 with 2 season agreement, $599 without contract.


Display: 5.3″ Wacom capacitive multi-touch show with effective digitizer and pen. Resolution:1280 x 800, facilitates both symbol and scenery ways. Has an accelerometer and an normal light indicator. Other sensors: digital compass feature and measure.

Battery: Lithium Ion standard rechargeable. Battery power is customer disposable. 2,500 mAh.

Performance: 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 CPU with Adreno 220 design. 1 gig RAM and 16 jobs inner storage space.

Size: 5.78 x 3.27 x 0.38 inches wide. Weight: 6.28 oz..

Phone: Quad group GSM with quadband 3G/4G HSPA+ 42Mbps.

Camera: 2 MP front digital camera and 8 MP back main auto-focus digital camera with LED display. Can capture 1080p video.

Audio: Designed in presenter, mic and 3.5mm conventional music earphone port.

Networking: Incorporated double group WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Wireless 3.0 + HS. Has NFC.

Software: Android operating system 4.0.4 Ice Lotion Food with New samsung TouchWiz UI. Standard package of Android operating system applications plus New samsung applications such as their app store and Press Hub. New samsung S Memo and S Observe applications for pen feedback. T-Mobile included applications such as T-Mobile TV, account administrator, City ID and more.

Expansion: 1 microSD cards port (under back cover, must eliminate battery to eliminate or place a card).


Pantech Flex

The Pantech Bend is a lot of cellphone for just $49.99 on agreement with ATT. Soon to be signed up with by the in the same way cost LG Escape; the Bend offers some reasonably high end functions like a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU (the same as that used on the Universe S III and HTC One X, 4G LTE and a High definition 4.3″ Particularly AMOLED display.It’s a thin and excellent looking cellphone, and doesn’t have that large price range look of past Pantech designs in this price range range.


The smart cellphone operates Android operating system OS 4.0.4 Ice Lotion Food, and we wouldn’t bet on significant OS improvements given the cost. It has a somewhat personalized UI based on conventional Android operating system and a second newbie-friendly UI with large symbols and a single page desltop (you can change easily between these two UIs). The more conventional UI is attractive overall, but the simple UI doesn’t always accomplish its objective.


The Pantech Bend has a detachable 1830 mAh Lithium Ion battery power and a small SIM port and it has a microSD card port. The cellphone has 8 jobs of inner storage space and a gig of RAM. Other functions include double group WiFi, Wireless, a GPS and a front movie talk photographic camera. The back 8MP photographic camera takes amazingly reasonable images and 1080p movie. It has an LED show and an HDR option. Not bad for the cost. There’s no discuss of NFC and no software packed for NFC though battery power entrance looks suspiciously like it has an NFC dish.


All in all, this is a fast smart cellphone that standards a more than reasonable 5094 in Quadrant. It’s more than able to play modern challenging games and 1080p video clips. LTE data performance is excellent and speech quality is excellent, though not as magnificent and wealthy as the New samsung Universe S III and HTC One X that cost a great deal more. All in all, one of the best offers on AT&T.





Display: 4.3″ capacitive multi-touch Super AMOLED display. Resolution: qHD 960 x 540, supports both portrait and landscape modes.

Battery: 1830 mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable. Battery is user replaceable. Claimed talk time: up to 10 hours.

Performance: 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core CPU. 1 gig RAM, 8 gigs internal storage.

Size: 5.1 x 2.6 x 0.32 inches. Weight: 4.66 ounces.

Phone: GSM quad band with HSPA+ 3G (850/1900/2100 MHz) and 4G LTE on AT&T’s band.

Camera: Front video chat camera and rear 8 megapixel camera with LED flash that can shoot 1080p video.

Audio: Built in speaker, mic and 3.5mm standard stereo headphone jack.

Networking: Integrated dual band WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.

Software: Android OS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Expansion: 1 SDHC microSD card slot.

LG Optimus G (AT&T and Sprint)

The LG Optimus G; it’s hard not to be affected even if you’re not an LG fan. This great end Android operating system smart phone is the first to deliver with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 Pro quad primary 1.5GHz CPU with Adreno 320 design. It’s quick, yes it is. The S4 dual-core printed NVidia’s Tegra 3 CPU on standards, so we’re thrilled to see what two more cores can do. Actually, it obtained 7235 on the Quadrant standard, which is a new history for a stock Android operating system cellphone (5,000 is the standard for the quickest mobile phones and tablets). In this evaluation we look at both the AT&T (LG-E970) and Dash (LG-LS970) editions of the Optimus G, which offers for $199 with agreement. The AT&T edition will be available on Nov. 2 while the Dash edition will be available on Nov. 11.


The LG Optimus G has a front side 1.3MP photography camera, double group WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Wireless 4.0, a GPS, NFC and a 2100 mAh Lithium Ion battery energy that’s enclosed within. Both designs have 2 jobs of RAM. Though LG’s reputation for Android operating system OS up-dates hasn’t been amazing, we have hope for the Optimus G since LG is said to launch the next Nexus cellphone (with identical specifications to the Optimus G), and that should put them on a quicker observe for OS up-dates.


Design and Ergonomics

The smart phone has a shine designed “Crystal Material Finish” cup returning that likes finger prints. LG strove to get married to the best of the famous LG Candy and Prada mobile phones with the simple, rectangle black style. It’s thin and squared-off, and the Dash edition re-introduces some of those firefox accessories AT&T eliminates with their clean style. Genuinely, both look quite nice but not as amazingly elegant as the HTC One X, Htc Lumia 900 or iPhone 5.

Both the Dash and AT&T editions are very identical, with the same Optimus UI improvements on top of Android operating system OS 4.0.4 Ice Lotion Food (4.1 Jam Vegetable will follow with no set date). How do they differ? The Dash edition has that thin firefox group around the edges and no SIM cards or microSD cards slot. The Dash edition has 32 jobs of inner storage vs. 16 jobs on the AT&T style. Dash stays with the 13MP returning photography camera while AT&T goes down to a still very able 8MP photography camera. AT&T contributes a microSD cards slot (yes!) and has a 16 gig cards. The Dash and worldwide editions have no SD cards slot.


The Dash edition of the Optimus G is a hair higher and smaller. Genuinely, they’re incredibly near in measurements. Both mobile phones experience pretty extensive among modern big mobile phones in the side thanks to the a little bit broader than normal show, though in terms of measurements they’re just like other big mobile phones. If you have small arms, neither will be comfortable. I have large arms, so the G is controllable though perhaps not maximum for one-handed use. While New samsung and HTC blend the sides and factors of their big mobile phones to create them experience and look small, LG’s unabashed rectilinear style does nothing to deceive the mind or side into thinking you’ve got less sized cellphone. If the iPhone 5 and Samsung Android RAZR M with their 4″ shows are your concept of ergonomic office excellence, the LG Optimus G will experience heavy.

Both the Dash and AT&T editions have manages and slots in the same location. The energy key is at the higher right advantage and the quantity manages are on the higher left, just like New samsung Android operating system mobile phones. The AT&T edition has a tri-color LED group around the energy key rather than the top side face, which I prefer. The small USB slot is on the bottom on both designs, and the 3.5mm music audio slot is up top. The photography camera component on the Dash edition projects a bit while the AT&T model’s is cleanse with the covering. Both have a presenter that shoots from the lower right returning of the cellphone, where your side might cover it.


As mentioned, the Dash Optimus G stays with the amazing 13 mega-pixel returning photography camera that we first saw in the offshore edition. Though some evaluators have revealed obscure images with the Dash style, ours have been nothing but distinct with plenty of details.

The AT&T style has an 8 mega-pixel photography camera that’s quite able, though we mentioned the 13MP photography camera taken more information and did a better job concentrating and creating clearer pictures for low mild inside images (see guitar picture below). It’s a near competition, but I’d provide the New samsung Universe S III and the HTC One X (not to bring up that photography beast the Sony models Xperia Ion) the advantage for picture and film quality.


Both designs can capture 1080p film up to 30fps and have HDR, surroundings method and an user-friendly photography camera app with variety functions and configurations.

720p IPS Display

The LG Optimus G functions a 4.7″ True HD IPS Plus show operating at 1280 x 768. That’s a little higher than the regular great end 1280 x 720 quality, and that is equal to an amazing 320 dpi. LG makes outstanding IPS shows and the Optimus G’s is very distinct and multi-colored with pretty neutral shade balance and very obvious written text. Watching perspectives are extensive since it’s IPS and the show is shiny, though glare is still an issue outside as with all mobile phones thanks to the shiny cup. The show is merged straight to the cup, so you don’t experience like there’s a window lite between you and what’s on display. The Optimus G has Gorilla Glass for strength. I’d provide the HTC One X’s outstanding Super LCD show an advantage for viewing perspectives and glare-reduction, as well as a more “close to the surface” look where written text and pictures seem coloured on the display. Furthermore, the iPhone Retina show looks clearer and more immediate, but the Optimus G easily surpasses out the New samsung Universe S III show.

Performance and Horsepower

OK, nerds, this is where the LG Optimus G currently surpasses every other Android operating system smart phone on the globe. The quad primary Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz CPU has more extra CPU periods than you can think about. Seriously, it’s too bad there’s no way to give some handling energy to Venture SETI@home. LG features quite a few visible effects and trivial but interesting functions like the ability to perform video clips clip on top of any app, with flexible visibility, and the cellphone still doesn’t miss a defeat. The Optimus G ratings a new history great on the Quadrant standard and it does incredibly well on most other standards.


More important than artificial assessments, it seems quick and doesn’t bog down quickly when several applications are operating in the qualifications. Today’s most challenging 3D game playing headings perform with complete confidence (watch our film evaluation to see them in action), and 1080p film performs efficiently. That said, the display is 720p, so there’s no point to enjoying 1080p film unless you want to take advantage of the Optimus G’s MHL film out to an HDMI 1080p TV or observe.


LG has gone to town with application functions that create use of the Qualcomm Krait’s handling and design energy. QSlide allows you perform a film over any other app and you can set the visibility level (fade out to read a written text, then reduce returning in to your video). You can zoom capability when enjoying video clips (in reality you can touch zoom capability everywhere) and there are several spiffy conversion options for web page changes in the homescreen UI.


QuickMemo allows you take notices anywhere at any time, and you can even indicate up a website or Word papers and save it as an picture (screen shot). There are a few functions that emphasize us of Samsung’s, like Wise Eye that assessments to see if you’re looking at the display so it won’t turn off and the water sound effect in the secure display. Smart Shutter allows you take a picture using your speech (say “cheese”, “kimchi” or other induce words). You get the idea: there’s a lot going on here.

Phone and Data

Both editions have obvious inbound and confident speech that’s above average, though not quite as magnificent and full as the New samsung Universe S III, HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE. We had absolutely no problems interesting in discussions with call individuals and normal disturbance being rejected was effective with little digitization.

Though we’re in a expected Dash LTE protection area, none of our Dash mobile phones have grabbed an LTE indication, making us with small 3G protection for information. The Dash edition averaged 600 killerbytes per second for obtain rates of speed, which is very low compared to the big three nationwide providers but par for the course on Dash. With the AT&T style, we saw rates of speed that are a little bit below common for 4G LTE on AT&T (16Mpbs down and 14Mpbs up according to Ookla’s app). Wedding celebration on both designs in sound levels was the same as other top Android operating system mobile phones on their specific providers.


Battery Life

The Optimus G has a 2100 mAh Lithium Ion battery energy that’s enclosed within. That’s the same battery energy potential you’ll find on other great end competitive mobile phones, but the LG lagged behind by 30 minutes in actual use assessments. Stand by however was outstanding. We had no problems making it through the day with mild to average use. Actually with mild use we handled 2.5 to 3 days on a cost. But with heavy use that included a few GPS routing classes, 45 moments of loading film, several telephone calling, an time of music play-back with the display off and an time of regionally saved film play-back, the cellphone went from 7am to 7pm before it cleared to a 10% cost.


LG’s lastly damaged the great end market with the Optimus G. While other LG Android operating system mobile phones have seemed excellent on document, the Optimus G actually provides a fascinating experience with pleasant application improvements and outstanding performance. The 4.7″ IPS show is among the best and the cellphone is excellent looking too. One warning, this is a big cellphone with none of the shapely techniques others employ to create it experience and look small.

Price: $199 with contract

Nokia Lumia 920

The Nokia Lumia 920 is undoubtedly the glowing star for the Microsof company windows Cellphone 8 release. The device is available in a wide range of vivid shades along with the more staid grayscale options. For those who like a splash of shade there’s The lenders trademark cyan, yellow-colored and red. Much like the very eye-catching Lumia 900, it has an famous unibody thermoplastic style, Nokia unique applications that are truly useful and enjoyable and a amazingly low $99 with agreement cost on AT&T ($449 without). That really puts the hurt on the Microsof company windows Cellphone 8 HTC 8X that offers for $199 in its 16 gig version on AT&T.


The Lumia 920 has top of the line components, compared with the Lumia 900 that felt old at release because it was hobbled by Microsof company windows Cellphone 7’s low-ball components specifications. Microsof company windows Cellphone 8 goes to contemporary components and everything about the Lumia 920 is aggressive with excellent end Android operating system cellular mobile phones. It operates on a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait CPU with a gig of RAM and 32 jobs of storage space. It has an outstanding back 8.7 MP photographic camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and rear lighted indicator that performs exceptionally well at low mild photography. There’s a front part photographic camera that you can use with the review edition of Skype for Microsof company windows Cellphone 8 that Microsof company added to the app shop a few days after the 920’s US release. AT&T has a 6 month unique on the Lumia 920 in the US, so you’ll either have to go with AT&T or use the revealed edition on T-Mobile (sorry Dash and Verizon wireless customers, the GSM Lumia 920 won’t work on your networks).


The phone has double band WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Wireless bluetooth 3.0, a strong GPS and NFC. It facilitates wi-fi asking for and early adopters will get a 100 % free wi-fi asking for mat according to AT&T and Nokia (it offers for $50 otherwise).

PureMotion HD+ Display

The 4.5″ IPS show operates at 1280 x 768 quality, creating it incredibly aggressive with the top Android operating system cellular phones and iPhones with Retina show. The Nokia actually a little bit factors previous the iPhone 5 for pixel solidity by 6 ppi (332 vs. 326) and is considerably before most big display Android operating system cellular phones with regards to pixel solidity. Of course, you get a considerably larger show with the Lumia 920 vs. the iPhone 5, and one particular that’s massive plenty of to contest with today’s giant 4.7 to 4.8 inch Android operating system cellular mobile phones. The wrap-around Gorilla Cup is eye-catching, though it does generate glare, but thanks to polarizing filters and a very amazing 600 nits of max lighting, it’s easily readable outdoors. That’s not the end of the Lumia show function list: it’s a extremely sensitive capacitive show that performs with finger claws (in my assessments this might take more than one tap if you have very lengthy nails) and even safety gloves. Leave it to the people from cold Finland at Nokia to manage that feat! The LCD has a 60Hz renew rate and deep, wealthy shades of black. Colors are vivid and it’s a actual pleasure to watch movie and perspective images. Though quite soaked, shades are more balanced and organic compared to AMOLED and Super AMOLED shows. Excellent going, Nokia. The shiny, excellent comparison and soaked show create the HT 8X look a little bit boring in comparison.


Design and Ergonomics

If you’ve seen the Lumia 900 or even the Lumia 800, you have a wise decision of what the Lumia 920 looks and seems like. The Lumia 920 is broader than the Lumia 900 in the middle and some shades are shine, but the overall style terminology is the same. The Lumia 920 is large for a 4.5″ smartphone: it is 6.5 oz., which is considerably bulkier than the big 5.5″ New samsung Universe Note II (granted New samsung creates uncannily mild phones) and every other present smart phone available on the marketplace. It’s related in measurement to the 4.8″ New samsung Universe S III, so it’s certainly not a little impact phone. That said, the shapes are all in the right places and it seamless comfort in side. It’s not broader than other present cellular mobile phones so it’s no more of a pain to use one-handed than its competitors.


The flat complete dark and cyan look awesome in their thermoplastic wonder. The shine shades don’t look in the least cheap: rather the shiny shades and glossy solidified surface emphasize us more of a top high quality auto complete (it helps when you have a yellow-colored that’s similar to Lamborghini and a red that’s just a tad chilly than Mercedes red). I confess I like strong shades and the yellow-colored and red Lumia 920s on my desk never fail to create me grin.


The management buttons aren’t just brainless firefox, rather they have a elegant clay complete that performs off the dark glass that parcels around the edges. The part quantity, power and photographic camera management buttons are extremely simple to operate but firm enough that we didn’t press them by accident. The little USB port for syncing and asking for is located on the end, as are the little music sound system. The 3.5mm audio jack and little SIM cards plate are up top. The top and base factors are straight to improve grip, while the edges are rounded for comfort.


The phone facilitates Qi wi-fi asking for with The lenders own asking for mat or others that use the Qi conventional (our Energizer mat proved helpful fine). That indicates you don’t have to buy an alternate asking for returning or sleeve to use wi-fi asking for. This is a unibody style so you in fact can’t eliminate the returning or accessibility battery power that’s enclosed within. There’s no microSD cards port, but gladly the phone has an ample 32 jobs of storage space.

Windows Cellphone 8 and Nokia Software

Windows Cellphone has always been quick, even on slow components. Microsof company windows Cellphone 8 on the Nokia Lumia 920 goes, and I’ve yet to discover myself waiting for the phone. Stay Flooring are now resizable and as always, you can remove service provider bloatware: bye, bye Yellow Pages Mobile! Child’s Corner lets you select the applications, video clips and websites that kids (or anyone else) using your phone has accessibility (think of it as family-focused sign in accounts).


For those of you who haven’t tried Microsof company windows Cellphone yet, it’s a combination between the customizability of Android operating system and the simple intuitiveness of iOS. That’s not to say it duplicates either, because it doesn’t. This is a unique user interface that’s now made its way to the Modern UI with Stay Flooring in Microsof company windows 8 for pills, notebooks and personal computers. It’s closer to iOS with regards to UI and security: it’s a very consistent user interface that’s quite simple to learn, and protection is a priority along with closed down accessibility applications from Windows formal shop for applications. You can choose which Stay Flooring appear on your Start (home) display and set their dimension. You can eliminate applications such as carrier-installed applications that you don’t want. Some Stay Flooring provide up-dates and notices (number of e-mails unread, next sessions, present weather) unless you set them to the tiniest possible dimension where up-dates may no more fit based on the Floor. Typography is key and print styles look distinct and perfectly tuned, and the side-swiping UI in applications is fun and simple to use. Android operating system people, you won’t be able to fill custom ROMs or install applications from untrusted sources and there are no icons here; Stay Flooring that upgrade with thoughts of info are the nearest you’ll get.


Nokia’s Microsof company windows Cellphone applications remain a strong selling feature with Nokia Charts and Nokia Generate Try out offering the option to obtain maps for off-line use and get verbal convert by convert verbal guidelines (Bing Charts provides on-screen guidelines but not verbal directions). There’s Nokia Transportation for those who need huge transit guidelines too. If you don’t get a Nokia Microsof company windows Cellphone, your alternatives are the service provider supplied applications like AT&T Gps (often with a monthly fee) or TeleNav’s Look (also requires a fee).

Nokia Songs has a awesome “mix radio” function where you can stream playlists in a wide range of styles for 100 % free. You can even obtain playlist music for off-line hearing and renew them as you see fit. This creates for a awesome Pandora alternative. Nokia City Lens is also preinstalled for you enhanced reality fans and I’ve discovered it amazingly useful and useful though a little scary when used in areas where you’ll discover out about all sorts of home-based businesses.


The usual outstanding Microsof company mp3 gamer is on board (formerly known as Microsoft zune Songs and now known as XBOX Music). You can fill your own music from your iTunes collection on Mac and Microsof company windows machines via the involved USB cable, or install the smart phone as a huge storage space drive in Microsof company windows and move and drop music, video clips and records onto the phone. Mass storage space is a new function in Microsof company windows Cellphone 8, and Mac assistance has been around since Microsof company windows Cellphone 7 via the 100 % free Microsof company windows Cellphone app in the Mac app shop. The device has Dolby earphone application with EQ and sound out through headphones is excellent: no distortions with obvious trebles and complete bass.

Similarly, Windows movie gamer can play regionally saved movie (MPEG4 and WMV types, such as non-DRM content from your iTunes library) though it doesn’t yet offer accessibility rentals and buys from the XBOX movie shop. The device can handle 1080p MPEG4 movie play-back, though that surpasses display quality so you might as well stick with 720p.

For those who are XBOX customers, there’s account incorporation and you’ll see your character friends and success and there’s a 100 % free down-loadable XBOX SmartGlass app you can use to interact with and management your XBOX. Activities hub is where you’ll discover downloadable games (some XBOX labeled and various not branded). The games are overall top high quality and sell for .99 to 9.99 with most strong more recent headings charging 4.99 to 6.99. That said, you won’t see the large choice of games that you will on the iPhone yet, nor even the same headings that have surpassed over from iOS to Android operating system. There are a few Need for Rate headings, a cellular edition of SIMS 3, Assassin’s Creed, Sound 4, various Upset Birds headings and quite a few informal games that are fun. What’s not here? Shadowgun, Dead Induce and Modern Combat 3.


Windows Cellphone 8 has basic speech instructions to release applications and enter written text for things like look for that’s on par with Android operating system but does not have all the organic terminology question benefits of Siri on the iPhone. Search engines is your conventional google look for engine (surprise) and we discovered Bing’s results to be very useful, especially for regional google look for and the outstanding Local Look app. You can obtain Google Search Stay Floor, but there’s no Search engines Charts app for Microsof company windows Cellphone. We’re OK with that because Nokia Charts plus Windows Local Look choices up the slack just excellent with none of The apple company Maps’ quirkiness.

The e-mail client facilitates most e-mail types such as Exchange, Googlemail, POP3 and IMAP. I set up the phone to synchronize my Googlemail, Search engines Connections and Schedule using the force establishing (IMAP push) and the phone modified as easily as my Android operating system devices with new e-mail and synced calendar items.

This is a Microsof company product so you get the cellular edition of MS Workplace that performs with Word, Succeed, OneNote and PowerPoint data files (you can perspective but not create PowerPoint files). Since it’s a cellular edition you won’t discover all the functions of desktop computer MS Workplace, but the fundamentals are here. The device performs with regionally saved data files, e-mail accessories and records on your Skydrive or Workplace 365 discuss.

Calling and Internet

Nokia cellular phones have always offered high quality contact high quality and the Lumia 920 has excellent contact high quality with complete and obvious speech on both ends. It doesn’t defeat the also outstanding New samsung Universe S III and iPhone 5, but it satisfies and is equal to them with a tiny bit less quality on the excellent trebles than the GS III. Still, it’s one of the better speech cellular phones available on the industry. The device played nicely with a wide range of Wireless bluetooth headphones and headphones, as we’ve come to expect from Nokia, but we did notice it wasn’t compatible with our The apple company EarPods (we heard a higher delivered whine). Stereo headphones proved helpful excellent, so it seems there’s a problem with the mic pick-up in the headphones.

Data rates of speed were excellent over AT&T’s 4G LTE community. However the well-known cross-platform app isn’t available yet for Microsof company windows Cellphone, we used a wide range of other test applications on the Microsof company windows industry for speed assessments and saw good rates of speed. Likewise, app downloading, movie downloading and web page downloading were as quick as we’ve seen on aggressive AT&T LTE cellular mobile phones. The Lumia 920 has the cellular hot spot function so you can use the phone as a wi-fi hot spot for your tablet, laptop or other device. The device uses a little SIM cards.

Performance and Horsepower

While Microsof company windows Cellphone 7 cellular mobile phones were stuck in the last thanks to old Microsof company components specifications, Microsof company windows Cellphone 8 calls for contemporary dual-core processor chips, various permitted show solutions and more RAM. Not that Microsof company windows Cellphone 7 was missing for explosiveness, but specifications do count for marketing reasons and faster components allows for more advanced functions and amazing games. The Nokia Lumia 920 has a gig of RAM and 32 jobs of storage space (currently most aggressive WP8 cellular mobile phones have 8-16 jobs of storage). There’s no microSD cards port, and those used to cause issues because of Microsof company windows Cellphone 7’s cards protection plan so we only saw a cards port on the New samsung Focus, where it caused issues due to cards interface and protection issues. Microsof company windows Cellphone 8 manages microSD cards more beautifully, but so far we’ve only seen the cards port on the Nokia Lumia 810/820/822 Microsof company windows 8 phone that has just 8 jobs of inner storage space. That said, 32 jobs is a proper and balanced amount of inner storage space that can house lots of applications, a reasonable music collection and some function length movies.

The 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core Krait CPU is the same you’ll discover in excellent end Android operating system cellular phones like the New samsung Universe S III and HTC One X. Provided, a few quad primary Snapdragon CPUs are hitting the industry now (LG Optimus G and Nexus 4), but the dual-core is still great powerful and more than adequate to keep the Lumia 920 moving along incredibly easily. It does very well in combination system standards like AnTuTu and Sunspider.

Nokia PureView Camera

The back 8.7MP photographic camera is outstanding, though in our assessments it hasn’t completely trounced the top competitors from New samsung and The apple company. It does however edge forward in low mild and night situations. Photos are distinct and obvious but not over-sharpened and shade vividness is attractive though we mentioned the same tendency for whites to blossom that we saw in the Lumia 900. 1080p movie has excellent frame rates, even in low mild and does defeat out the competitors unless we’re talking about the 41MP Nokia PureView.

Overall, images are organic and wealthy looking, and you’d be challenged to tell them apart from a compact digital photographic camera. Remodelling the conventional photo configurations and adding a little improving in post handling results in some very excellent images. 1080p movie isn’t the least bit blocky and has excellent shade and detail. This is definitely a awesome photographic camera to capture with and it is excellent enough for print images and YouTube movie submissions. If you wish, the phone can save your pics and vids to your Skydrive reasoning storage space (7 jobs of storage space are included). These will instantly appear in your Photos app on a Microsof company windows 8 PC if you use the same Microsof company windows Stay sign in on both computer and create contact with. You can discuss these with others if you like, but the conventional keeps them securely private for your eyes only.

The back photographic camera has an amazing attributes along with a rear lighted indicator, fat f/2.0 26mm Carl Zeiss lens with double LED flash and visual image stabilizing. The top part f/2.4 1.2MP photographic camera does 720p movie for distinct movie chat.

Battery Life

The Nokia Lumia 920 has a 2,000 mAh Lithium Ion plastic battery power that’s enclosed within (like the iPhone and HTC One X, you can’t exchange in a spare). We had no trouble creating it through the day on a charge with average use, and it survived provided that my Universe S III. Some customers have revealed short runtimes, but I haven’t experienced that problem with our two Lumia 920 units. The device does assistance more solid multi-tasking than Microsof company windows Cellphone 7.5, so if you do have battery power issues, restart the phone to see if that opens up up background applications that might be hogging periods. Also use the returning key to quit out of games and Nokia Generate rather than the property key (the one with the Microsof company windows logo).

The Lumia 920 has wi-fi asking for built in using the Qi conventional. The lenders asking for flat offers for $50 or you can use other brand asking for mattes that use Qi.

Pet Peeves

Monolithic quantity administration, actually? There’s one range building and that indicates when you convert down you movie performer’s quantity, your ring tone quantity is also reduced. If you forget to convert it returning up after it clip is done, you might not hear your phone ring. And no look for in the calendar application? Please Microsof company, fix this!


The Nokia Lumia 920 is undoubtedly the idol phone for Microsof company windows Cellphone 8’s release. It has an elegant and unforgettable style that seems excellent in side and looks elegant. The fantastic 4.5″ IPS show has wealthy shades, outstanding comparison and it performs with safety gloves. Though written text doesn’t look quite as coloured on as it does on the HTC One X, HTC Android DNA and iPhone 5 the display’s higher than normal pixel solidity and sharpness create for an outstanding experience. The device is very quick and constant, and it has plenty of inner storage space. I’ve been using it for a week as my main phone and have put my New samsung Universe S III in the drawer: amazingly, I haven’t skipped my S III all that much, even though I’ve been a large Android operating system customer for decades (with trysts with various Microsof company windows Phones and iPhones tossed in over the years). My only caveats? The device is quite large for its dimension and the app choice is good and balanced with many of the big gamers provide, but it continue to can’t coordinate the iPhone and Android operating system (yet). The only thing holding the Lumia 920 returning from our Editor’s Choice prize is app choice. Hopefully in another year we’ll see a blossom of Microsof company windows Cellphone applications, that will no more be a problem.

Price: $99 with agreement and $449 without contract