Samsung Focus 2 (Video Review)

The Focus a pair of is Samsung\’s initial LTE Windows Phone, and it\’s a lot of transportable and cheap than the Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II LTE Windows Phones on ATT. the main target a pair of includes a 4\” Super AMOLED show running at the standard 800 x 480 resolution, and it\’s power-driven by a similar one.4GHz flower second generation hardware employed in several current Windows Phone seven.5 Mango smartphones. the main target a pair of fights the favored Nokia Lumia 900 with its low $49.99 tag with contract.

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The Focus a pair of could be a bit storage challenged, and it\’s simply eight gigs of storage with half dozen out there for your use. there\’s no removable storage in contrast to the initial Focus. The phone has LTE 4G and HSPA+ for quick information, and you may undoubtedly notice the distinction on either network vs. the comparatively slow information speeds on the primary Focus. the main target a pair of has the mobile hotspot feature therefore you\’ll be able to use the phone as a wireless high speed model for your portable computer or pill. The Samsung has WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth a pair of.1 + EDR and a GPS with Bing Maps and AT&T Navigator. there is a front video chat camera that works with Skype and Tango and a rear 5MP camera with diode flash that may shoot 720p video.

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The phone is gloss white and whereas it resists dirt, it will show fingerprints and is slippery. the look is straightforward on the eyes however the phone will scream plastic (hey, it\’s solely $50 with contract). Still, the Lumia 900 could be a way more enticing phone for $99 with contract, and it sports a bigger and higher show and Nokia\’s compelling apps and services.

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The Focus a pair of fights back with a removable 1750 mAh battery and a a lot of pocket-sized type. If you wish to be able to swap during a spare battery on the go and dislike pocket-stretching huge phones, it\’s value a glance.

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Specs:

Display: 4″ Super AMOLEDdisplay. Resolution: 800 x 480, facilitates both symbol and landscape ways.

Battery: Lithium Ion standard rechargeable. Battery power is user disposable. 1,000 mAh.

Performance: 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 CPU. 512 megs RAM, 8 jobs internal storage.

Size: 4.79 x 2.47 x 0.43 inches wide. Weight: 4.3 oz..

Phone: GSM quad band with 3G HSPA+ and 4G LTE.

Camera: 5.0MP rear photographic camera with LED display that can capture 720p movie, front movie talk photographic camera.

Audio: Built in presenter, mic and 3.5mm standard stereo earphone port.

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

Software: Windows Cellphone 7.5 Apple.

Expansion: None.

LG Viper 4G LTE (video review)

The LG snake 4G LTE is Sprint\’s initial LTE smartphone, and therefore the Galaxy Nexus and HTC EVO 4G LTE presently followed to pull together the high finish. The one issue missing for now\’s a Sprint LTE network, however Sprint says they will remove darkness from their initial half-dozen cities in mid-2012 and canopy over one hundred million of us by year\’s finish. within the meanwhile, you\’ve smart previous 3G EV-DO Rev. A and LAN for your knowledge desires.

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The LG snake is that the most reasonable within the pack, and it sells for $99 with contract. additionally you get free Dropbox cloud storage and a Google case credit in your account. As you\’d guess, the snake could be a mid-tier phone, however it\’s a number of nice perks like NFC with Google case and a 700 nit brightness IPS show that appears terribly sharp and colourful. The 4\”, 800 x 480 show isn\’t high resolution, however it is a smart match for the screen size. The phone runs automaton a pair of.3 Gingerbread– sorry, no ICS here.

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The LG runs on a one.2GHz twin core Qualcomm S3 mainframe with a gig of RAM and simply a whit of internal storage (1.4 gigs). Sprint includes a four gig microSD card. The phone has LAN 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth three.0 and a GPS that works with Google Maps, Sprint Navigation and different solutions. it\’s a front VGA camera and a rear 5MP camera that is really pretty tight and it will shoot 1080p video.

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The phone could be a silver plastic chunky monkey. LG will build a pretty phone, however this is not one in all them. it\’s somewhat dated because of the silver plastics and thickness. The phone incorporates a 1700 mAh battery and that we managed a not terribly spectacular four.3 hours of speak time on 1x/3G (LTE is turned off by default and that we left it that method for our battery tests).

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Specs:

Display: 4″ capacitive multi-touch show. Resolution: 800 x 480, facilitates both symbol and scenery ways via accelerometer. Has an normal light indicator.

Battery: Lithium Ion standard rechargeable. Battery power is user exchangeable. 1700 mAh. Stated talk time: 7 hours.

Performance: 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 CPU. 1 gig RAM, 4 jobs inner storage.

Size: 4.59 x 2.44 x 0.46 inches wide. Weight: 5 oz..

Phone: CDMA double group electronic 800/1900MHz. 3rd generation EV_DO Rev. A the 4G LTE.

Camera: VGA front digital camera and back 5mp digital camera with LED display.

Audio: Designed in presenter, mic and 3.5mm conventional songs headset slot.

Networking: Incorporated WiFi 802.11b/g/n, NFC with Google Pockets and Wireless.

Software: Android operating program OS 2.3 Gingerbread.

Expansion: 1 SDHC microSD card port.

HTC EVO 4G LTE

The first HTC EVO mechanical man smartphone was vast for Sprint. No, we do not mean it absolutely was a very huge phone (though it was), however it had the proper mixture of high finish options to ride as Sprint’s flagship phone for quite a while. Follow up EVO models haven’t been as hot, however with the HTC EVO 4G LTE, we’ve yet again got associate painting device for Sprint from HTC.

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The EVO 4G LTE shares lots of deoxyribonucleic acid with the HTC One X, however Sprint EVO-ized it with a two-way kickstand associated an industrial fashionable style look that is less curvy than the One X. within you will get constant wonderful one.5GHz twin core flower S4 C.P.U. that smokes the competition for performance and battery life. there is a gig of RAM, sixteen gigs of internal storage and a a pair of,000 mAh battery. The phone runs mechanical man OS four.0.3 frozen dessert Sandwich with HTC Sense four. The software system expertise is yet again terribly near the HTC One X, and you even get constant default wallpaper. Like alternative recent Sprint smartphones, it’s NFC with Google notecase.

Design and bioengineering

Though the gloss black section on the rear can little doubt be a degree of competition, we expect the EVO 4G LTE is one large wanting smartphone. Plastic phones abound, even at higher value points, and therefore the LTE EVO could be a breath of recent metal. it’s sort of a quality piece and therefore the cool feel of the metal sides and back area unit consoling. tho’ massive, this is often a thin phone that actions 0.35″. HTC will an outstanding job of building their four.7″ phones regarding constant height and dimension as some four.3″ and 4.5″ phones, therefore we’re not complaining  regarding the scale. however those of you WHO dislike today’s well-liked huge phones may disagree.

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The phone has three electrical phenomenon buttons that area unit cloaked in white permanently distinction, and therefore the controls area unit wherever you’d expect on associate HTC smartphone. the facility button is up high and therefore the volume controls area unit on the proper. The buttons do not rattle like some 2011 HTC phones. The small USB port is on the left aspect because it is on the HTC One X, and it’s placed there to figure with HTC’s desktop cradle that holds the phone in landscape mode. because of the two-way metal kickstand style, you’ll charge the phone once the kickstand is deployed (just flip it therefore the USB port is on top).

The back is metal aside from the slide-off gloss black plastic panel that covers the microSD card slot. Why plastic? It permits for higher reception. Why gloss? we tend to assume Sprint likeable the feel distinction and it will look smart till it gets soiled (which happens quickly). The kickstand and its close band area unit metallike red and appearance cool.

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Phone and knowledge

This is Sprint’s third LTE phone, associated affirmative it’ll be free before Sprint truly has an LTE network. we all know this is often confusing for a few patrons WHO suppose they are truly obtaining 4G LTE without delay, however we tend to perceive Sprint’s awfully tough position: they are moving aloof from WiMAX and therefore will not introduce new phones thereupon service any longer. we tend to would not wish them to sell a dead finish service, however providing hot new phones with 3G simply will not cut it. therefore they are jumping the gun and providing future-ready LTE phones, although their network will not begin lighting up till summer 2012. Six cities can get LTE this summer, with the remainder of the country to follow at associate unrevealed rate.

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What will that mean to you? The HTC EVO 4G LTE is functionally associate EV-DO Rev. A 3G phone currently, and at a while within the future, you ought to be ready to use it on Sprint’s LTE network. I know: that is alittle weak. Sprint’s 3G service in our space of the Dallas metroplex is that the slowest of the large four carriers, and that is a double ouch. The EVO LTE managed quicker 3G transfer speeds than the Galaxy Nexus, and was on par with the LG serpent. In our space we tend to averaged 650kbps down and 550kbps up, that is extremely slow, however if you are a Sprint client WHO sometimes gets higher speeds in your space, you ought to see your “normal” 3G speeds which can be higher than ours.

Voice quality on the EVO 4G LTE is kind of smart and it’ll improve once Sprint allows Qualcomm’s new HD Voice codec on their network. we tend to tested HD Voice at the CTIA trade extravaganza some weeks back, and it absolutely was perceptibly higher than primary cell voice. HD Voice solely works if the feature is enabled on the carrier’s network and if each phones have the HD Voice feature. till Sprint releases additional phones with this feature, this suggests EVO LTE to EVO LTE solely.

But as we tend to noted, customary non-HD decision quality on each ends is kind of smart on the EVO, tho’ just about as spectacular because the HTC One X (the One X is one amongst the most effective voice phones to cross our ears within the past year). decision volume is average and therefore the rear firing phone is evident tho’ not really loud. Typical of HTC, if you switch the phone over and rest it face down on a table, it’ll mechanically switch to phone mode. It additionally has HTC’s pocket feature wherever it’ll increase ring volume if the phone senses it’s in a very pocket or bag and it’s their quiet ring on pickup that deceases volume if you progress the phone.

Performance

The dual core Qualcomm flower S4 elapid snake C.P.U. is that the chip maker’s latest and greatest providing that is meant to require on the quad core Tegra three C.P.U.. The Qualcomm MSM8960 could be a 32nm method C.P.U., which suggests it’s additional power economical than the 40nm design utilized in the Tegra three, Tegra a pair of and former generation flower CPUs. which means a cooler running phone with longer battery life. The S4 has Adreno 225 graphics, that represent a major improvement over the older Adreno 205 graphics process power. The C.P.U. scores to a small degree over the Tegra three in some benchmarks, and is considerably quicker than older generation twin core CPUs, however up to now do not quite beat the GeForce GPU within the Tegra three on graphics benchmarks (it’s shut though).

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The phone has one gig of RAM and sixteen gigs of internal storage with a pair of.3 gigs obtainable for application storage and ten gigs obtainable for general storage (we’re shocked to envision this division of storage below ICS). there is a microSD card slot below the rear cowl, which puts it prior the HTC One series and Galaxy Nexus that lack growth.

Does the phone feel fast? affirmative, it does. Is it powerful enough to hold you thru your contract? affirmative, it ought to be. Honestly, it’s additional process power than any current application demands, therefore it definitely ought to age well as additional apps benefit of advanced CPUs just like the flower S4 and Tegra three CPUs.

720p Super LCD: an honest issue

The HTC EVO 4G LTE includes a 1280 x 720 show that competes head on with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, HTC Rezound and New samsung Universe S III. The Super liquid crystal display has natural and made colours with neutral whites, that area unit pluses vs. Super AMOLED displays that have blueish whites and by artificial means vivacious colours (though several like those higher than life colors). The EVO 4G LTE has higher than three hundred dpi constituent density which suggests that you will not be ready to see individual pixels. it’s pleasing colours and smart distinction behind the Gorilla gorilla Glass protection. tho’ you do not get the HTC One series beautiful wrap-around glass result, the show still appearance painted on as a result of it is so sharp.

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Battery Life

The HTC EVO 4G LTE includes a a pair of,000 mAh Li particle battery that is sealed within. that is a healthy battery capability, and that we appreciate that in associate LTE phone with an oversized show and quick C.P.U.. Happily, the flower S4 sips power in a very stingy  fashion, which suggests that even higher battery life. Granted, we tend to clearly cannot take a look at with LTE’s magnificently hungry drain vs. 3G, however we’ve a sense given the phone’s 3G and wireless local area network stamina, that this phone ought to last through the day with moderate use on LTE. With a combination of 3G and wireless local area network use, we tend to managed one.5 days of moderate use that enclosed social network background updates, email, internet browsing, associate hour of music playback with the separate off and twenty minutes of YouTube streaming.

Beats Audio and multimedia system

The EVO 4G LTE has Beats Audio (HTC owns a interest in Beats), and therefore the audio sweetening works with any whole of headphones. Beats has quite an few settings to settle on from, starting from the classic bass-heavy Beats combining weight to classical, vocal and heat. that ought to facilitate for people who like their music less managed by combining weight, however WHO do appreciate some audio sweetening. The rear firing speaker is not all that loud, however music and video sound wonderful through headphones.

The phone will handle HDMI out victimisation associate nonmandatory MHL adapter that plugs into the small USB port. The EVO has no hassle taking part in 1080p MPEG4 video and streaming content from YouTube and Netflix. The HTC has associate FM radio that uses earbuds/headphones because the antenna.

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HTC includes their own music app that integrates TuneIn Radio, Sprint Music and SoundHound for track information, creator information and lyrics. you’ll add alternative music apps to the player if you wish. The Music app mechanically got album art for our tracks and that we just like the made interface and background playback feature. you’ll management playback from the lock screen, high taskbar and device. And for those of you WHO appreciate Google Play Music and its cloud storage feature, don’t have any fear: it’s here.

Camera

Like the HTC One X, the HTC EVO 4G LTE has associate eight megapixel rear main camera with junction rectifier flash which will shoot continuous optical device 1080p video with stereo audio whereas at the same time shooting still photos (just press the shutter button whereas recording video). The quick f a pair of.0 lens and backside lighted detector area unit notably like minded to low light-weight photography. The dedicated HTC ImageChip brings such goodies as 60fps video, and dedicated image process chips area unit a rarity privately phones.

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We love the numerous shot choices, effects and settings that created US desire we tend to were employing a dedicated digicam, and 1080p video is spectacular, even in low light-weight. like the HTC One series, we tend to noted over-saturation of reds however alternative colours were superb, and red will tend to cause a drag for digital cameras. Exposure and color balance area unit superb with a formidable quantity of detail. this is often one amongst the most effective camera phones on the US market.

Software

HTC Sense four is here, and it’s diluted from older versions. If you are a fan of HTC Sense, you will appreciate it here and therefore the continuity it brings from older devices. The noted HTC clock-weather device is pre-installed, as is that the lock screen with its fast launch apps. If you change security you’ll use PIN unlock or use face unlock via the front camera. HTC’s tailored app drawer with tabs for all apps, downloaded apps and often accessed apps helps keep things organized. you’ll edit tabs and access the Google Play Store victimisation the menu at the highest right of the app drawer. we tend to like HTC Sense and therefore the polish it brings to mechanical man ICS while not glossing it over into oblivion.

Conclusion

If I were a Sprint client, this is often the phone i might obtain. In terms of quality, materials, options and specs, the HTC EVO 4G LTE is that the one to beat. Unless you favor the pure mechanical man expertise that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus offers, the EVO 4G LTE is our selection, and that we suspect it’ll interference well against the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Price: $199 with a pair of year contract.

Specs:

Display: 4.7″ capacitive multi-touch show. Resolution: 1280 x 720. Facilitates both symbol and scenery ways via accelerometer, has normal light and vicinity receptors.

Battery: 2,000 Lithium Ion standard traditional standard standard rechargeable. Battery pack package pack is not customer flexible.

Performance: 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Krait dual-core CPU. 1 gig RAM, 16 jobs inner storage.

Size: 5.31 x 2.72 x 0.35 inches wide. Weight: 4.73 oz..

Phone: CDMA double group digital 800/1900MHz. 3rd generation EV-DO Rev. A and LTE 4G.

Camera: 1.3MP front digital camera and 8MP back digital camera with LED display, Back Side-Illuminated indicator and HTC ImageChip.

Audio: Built in presenter, mic and 3.5mm traditional music ear cell phones slot.

Networking: Incorporated WiFi 802.11b/g/n, NFC with Search engines Pockets and Wireless 3.0+.

Software: Android operating system OS 4.0.3 Ice Lotion Food with HTC Sense 4. Standard package of Search engines Android operating system programs are pre-installed. Dash apps: Dash TV, Dash Songs, Dash Area, Dash HotSpot and TeleNav GPS Gps. HTC apps; HTC Watch, HTC Songs, Process Administrator, HTC Mobile Guide Press Discuss, FM Stereo and Car.

Expansion: 1 SDHC microSD card port.

 

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE

It’s difficult to find a intelligent phone with a components QWERTY key pad nowadays. Gladly, New samsung still spends in that form factor, from the Android operating system line on Verizon to the new New samsung Photon Q 4G LTE on Dash. Though the Photon Q isn’t quite as smooth as the Android operating system, it features top-notch functions like a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 CPU (currently the top doing intelligent phone CPU in US Android operating system phones), a gig of RAM, an 8 mega-pixel back photographic camera plus front video talk photographic camera and Android functioning process 4.0.4 Ice Cream Food.

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The New samsung Photon Q 4G LTE has NFC, Wireless 4.0, individual group WiFi, a GPS and 1785 mAh battery power that’s enclosed within. The Photon Q is available now for $199 with agreement on Dash. Like the New samsung Atrix HD and Android operating system RAZR M, it operates a very eye-catching and fresh edition of Android operating system with Moto’s useful Smart Activities and few needless UI extras.

The cellphone won’t win any style prizes. QWERTY mobile phones aren’t among the most eye-catching devices, though Motorola’s own Android operating system cut a eye-catching determine in its day. This a large greyish nasty cellphone with a a little bit (visually) unusual returning that’s grippy. I’m not saying the cellphone looks or seems inexpensive, because it most certainly does not. It’s just not a fairly item.

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The slider is perfect: smooth but not wishy-washy. It seems like it will last through your two season agreement. The Photon Q has both small HDMI and small USB slots side-by-side on the remaining. The microSD cards port is under a protect on the right, and the quantity and devoted photographic camera control buttons are on that part as well. The SIM cards is unfortunately completely included under the enclosed returning, and battery power is furthermore not reachable.

Display

The qHD 4.3″ “Color Boost” show might seem like a frustration with regards to quality, but 540 x 960 works well for small sized (by latest standards) show size. Since horizontally QWERTY slider mobile phones are wider and bulkier than their standing alternatives, Samsung didn’t go with a larger show. The display is distinct and multi-colored, though not greatly shiny.

Keyboard

The QWERTY components key pad is excellent. It’s large enough for guys with big arms and it’s not a expand for this woman’s fingertips when writing (though I do have very long fingers). The important factors have an ever so a little bit difficult structure that’s just right: not slick but not difficult. The laptop key pad has flexible backlighting and 5 series of important factors with large get into, tab and hats secure important factors. The slider is sleek but durable with no undesirable play, so writing is a constant event.

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Performance and Horsepower

Thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4th creation CPU with Adreno 225 design, the cellphone is fast. Motorola’s light personalization of Android operating system doesn’t bog down the device. The Photon Q 4G LTE obtained 5015 on Quadrant, right up there with the US New samsung Universe S III and HTC EVO 4G LTE. It obtained an amazing 1366 on the Sunspider JavaScript test; one of the best results we’ve seen on a intelligent phone. We expect the Photon Q to get Android operating system 4.1 Jam Vegetable, though we haven’t heard a date.

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The cellphone has 1 gig of RAM and 8 jobs of inner storage plus a microSD cards port.

Calling and Data

The Photon Q is a Dash CDMA cellphone with EV-DO Rev. A 3 G and LTE on Sprint’s 1900MHz group. Though we’re in the Facilities place, one of Sprint’s first LTE marketplaces, we’ve yet to catch an LTE indication, so we had to create do with Dash 3G that seriously underperforms in our place vs. other major providers. Obtain rates of speed averaged 350kbps, which is similar to other Dash mobile phones. Therein can be found the problem: Dash has a slowly 3G network, and they’ve only just started moving out 4G LTE. If you’re an current Dash customer who’s OK with that, then fine. But we can’t see anyone moving deliver from one of the other big US providers for Dash unless you’re fascinated by their no-overage affordable speech and information plans and have regular access to WiFi.

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Voice quality on the Photon Q is good, and we had no trouble holding on clear discussions. Common of Talkabout, the speaker phone is quite noisy. This is a world cellphone that also has a quad group GSM stereo and HSPA 3G for worldwide roaming: really it’s amazing that New samsung handled to get GSM with 3G, CDMA with 3G and LTE in one cellphone.

Battery Life

The Photon Q’s 1785 mAh Lithium Ion battery power is enclosed within. Our battery power lifespan assessments were performed on 3G and WiFi since our place of Facilities isn’t endowed with Dash LTE. The cellphone handled to create it through a 12 time day with average use, which obviously isn’t as long as the Android operating system RAZR MAXX with its huge potential battery power, but it’s also about an time less than the New samsung Universe S III on Verizon.

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Conclusion

Sprint users, you’re the fortunate ones. These times QWERTY mobile phones are generally low end texters for the budget oriented. With the New samsung Photon Q 4G LTE you get a high quality cellphone with top quality functions like the newest and quickest CPU, a distinct and multi-colored display (granted not 720p), LTE and a reasonable 8 mega-pixel present shooter. Motorola’s managing of Android operating system is high quality with careful improvements but not over the top themes or wanton mangling of the OS.

Price: $199 with agreement, $549 without contract.

Specs:

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

Battery: 1785 mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable. Battery is not user replaceable. Claimed talk time: up to 7.5 hours.

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

Size: 4.98 x 2.0 x 0.54 inches. Weight: 6.0 ounces.

Phone: CDMA dual band digital with EV-DO Rev. A 3G and 4G LTE on Sprint’s 1900MHz band. GSMwith HSPA 3G for world roaming. SIM card is sealed inside.

Camera: 1.3MP front 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 WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR.

Software: Android OS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Expansion: 1 SDHC microSD card slot.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Specs:

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.

Samsung Galaxy Stellar

The New Samsung Galaxy Excellent isn’t going to best you with its large display or whizbang new amazing functions. It is however going to fit on your bottom line and you can’t beat the price: 100 % 100 % free on contract with Verizon wi-fi wi-fi Wireless. This Android os working program smart
cellphone has a 4″, 800 x 480 display, LTE 4G and a instant 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core CPU. That’s the same CPU used in the New new samsung Universe S III and Samsung Android os M, but underclocked from their 1.5GHz. Will you observe that 0.3GHz? Likely not so much.

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The Galaxy Outstanding has a distinct and obvious 800 x 480 show with reasonable though not extremely vibrant shades. Lighting is acceptable but it’s not bright enough to fight bright sunshine. Still, for the cost, it’s easy on the eyes and the quality is sufficient for web site and MS Workplace papers viewing. Discussing of Workplace, the cellphone comes with the complete edition of Quickoffice that allows you to create, view and modify MS Workplace data files. A nice touch for a price range cellphone.

The price range element stands out through with the back 3.2 mega-pixel photographic camera, which does not have a display. It can capture VGA movie and pretty loud and boring looking images. This isn’t a cellphone for shutterbugs. The front movie talk photographic camera does a acceptable job with Skype movie talk.

Design and Ergonomics

Neither amazing nor ugly: the Outstanding is a remarkably indistinctive cellphone. New samsung likes bright plastic materials and the returning is shine returning with a simple design. It’s not bad looking but it gets mucked up with finger prints very quickly. The 4.73 ounces cellphone seems strong and we appreciate the detachable 2100 mAh battery energy. There’s a microSD cards slot under a entrance on the cell phone’s right part, and the quantity manages are on the left. Common of New samsung, the energy key is on the higher right part and the small USB slot is on the end. At 0.47″, the cellphone is relatively dense, though overall lightweight compared to modern super-sized mobile mobile phones.

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Calling and Data

The Outstanding is a CDMA cellphone with EV-DO Rev. A 3G and 4G LTE. Wedding celebration is excellent and the cellphone handled the same indication in -db as the Samsung Android RAZR M in our assessments in the Facilities area. Information rates of speed were excellent though not among the best Verizon wi-fi LTE 4G mobile phones, with 12Mbps down and 9Mbps up on regular.

Call quality is furthermore center of the road with some minor flangy digitization to speech, especially when the DSP sneakers in to reduce qualifications disturbance. Discussions are intelligible but not magnificent like on the Android RAZR MAXX and Galaxy S III.

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Software

The New samsung operates Android operating system OS 4.0.4 Ice Lotion Food, which is pretty current (Jelly Vegetable gadgets are still a rarity), but we don’t expect significant edition improvements given the cost. It has both Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and a “Starter Mode” that’s simple for beginners. We like that Beginner Method doesn’t take too much away from the conventional Android operating system UI, switching it into a foolish feature cellphone like Pantech’s newbie-focused UI option on the Pantech Bend on AT&T. Many New samsung basics from the Galaxy S III are here such as Press Hub (streaming films and TV shows), Memo, S Recommend and S Voice. The conventional package of Android operating system applications is on board such as Charts, YouTube and Googlemail. Verizon wi-fi contributes a few of their headings and many Amazon applications such as Amazon . com kindle, Amazon MP3, IMDB and Zappos.com.

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Performance and Horsepower

The cellphone has a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU with a gig of RAM and 4 jobs of inner storage space (1.7 jobs available). There’s a microSD cards slot for storage space development up to 32 jobs. Keep in mind that Android operating system 4.x doesn’t support setting up applications to SD cards and some 3D games can be 500 megs, so that inner space could be limited for players. You can store films and songs on a cards.

Battery Life

The New samsung Galaxy Outstanding has a 2100 mAh Lithium Ion battery energy that’s customer exchangeable (just pop off the mystery to access battery energy and small SIM cards slot). Verizon wi-fi statements an impressive17 hours of actual utilization time, and in our assessments it survived as long as other latest Android operating system mobile mobile phones on Verizon wi-fi. It survived a complete day (8am to 10pm) on a charge with 20% energy staying with regular use (email, web, viewing a few YouTube video clips, a few telephone calling, playing songs with the show off for an hour).

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Conclusion

For 100 % free, you could certainly do much more intense than the New samsung Galaxy Outstanding. In fact, we’re amazed it doesn’t sell for $50 on agreement. If you’re just getting into your first smart phone and don’t want to bet a lot of cash or you’re an experienced Android operating system customer cheaply, the Outstanding gets the job done with a quick CPU, a distinct show with reasonable quality and a latest Android operating system build.

Price: Free with 2 year agreement, $329 without contract.

Google Nexus 4

The Google Nexus 4 Android operating system smart phone hardly needs and release. It’s Google newest and biggest contract-free, genuine Google encounter cellphone, and it’s very reasonably costing $299 for the 8 gig and $349 for the 16 gig. For that cost you get a innovative Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad primary CPU operating at 1.5GHz, 2 jobs of RAM and Android operating system 4.2 Jam Vegetable (both OS 4.1 and 4.2 are known as Jam Vegetable, but you won’t discover 4.2 on anything other than a Google Nexus just yet). The Nexus 4 is created by LG and stocks much of its internals with the outstanding LG Optimus G.

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The Nexus 4 is a excellent looking cellphone with shapes that create it more hand-friendly. It has the regular cup front side and a cup returning with a simple design than you’ll see when you waggle it returning and forth in the mild. The edges are a heavy nasty that should process lumps, but as we’ve discovered from the iPhone 4, it’s a wise decision to secure a cellphone that would wear cup front side and rear.

The Nexus 4 is a excellent looking cellphone with shapes that create it more hand-friendly. It has the regular cup front side and a cup returning with a simple design than you’ll see when you waggle it returning and forth in the mild. The edges are a heavy nasty that should process lumps, but as we’ve discovered from the iPhone 4, it’s a wise decision to secure a cellphone that would wear cup front side and Back.

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This is a GSM globe cellphone and that indicates it performs on T-Mobile and AT&T here in the US. It will not perform on Dash or Verizon. It’s quad group GSM and pentaband 3G HSPA+ (our US providers industry this as 4G but it’s really a very quick way of 3G). That indicates you’ll get 3G on both AT&T and T-Mobile. It does not have LTE, which isn’t a big cope worldwide since many nations don’t yet have serious LTE deployments, but here in the US and North america where LTE is older it is a serious disadvantage. It’s basically difficult to go returning to HSPA+ where information rates of speed are sometimes very excellent at 12Mbps but more often fall to 4 or 5 MBps down, vs. LTE’s 25 Megabyte per second. But that does create it a excellent cellphone for T-Mobile, since that service provider currently does not have a 4G LTE system. Actually, T-Mobile is providing the cellphone with agreement ($199 for the 16 gig), but that agreement cost is only preserving you $150 on the cellphone itself over the course of 2 decades.

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The cellphone has an outstanding 4.7″ insured Gorilla Glass 2 rounded show operating at 1280 x 768. This is an IPS show with organic shades and an amazing 320 ppi pixel solidity (just a few ppi behind the Htc Lumia 920 and iPhone 5, but before most other mobile phones by a broader margin). Written text looks coloured on as it does with the HTC One X and iPhone 5: lovely!

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We predicted the Nexus 4 to be the quickest Android operating system smart phone yet since it operates on the S4 Pro processer (only the Optimus G and HTC Android DNA run on that new quad primary CPU) and it has a genuine edition of Android operating system 4.2 with no overlays to slowly it down. But on artificial standards, it was bested by the other two mobile phones. It still seems very much like a quick cellphone, and we have a sensation that as Google refines OS 4.2 (which also seems a little less zippy on our Nexus 7 product in comparison to 4.1.1) it will really fly.

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Conclusion

If you’re looking for a affordable Android operating system smart phone with great end functions, the Google Nexus 4 certainly is it. It’s quick, has an outstanding IPS show and is marketed revealed for use with any GSM service provider. The only disadvantage in the US? No LTE 4G. The Nexus 4’s other issue is availability; it’s been out of inventory since release.