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.

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?

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Specs

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.

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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.

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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).

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Display

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Camera

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.

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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.

Conclusion

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.

Specs:

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.

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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.

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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.

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Display

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.

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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 Speedtest.net 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Camera

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.

Conclusion

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.

Specs:

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).

 

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.

HTC 8X

The HTC 8X Windows 8 smart phone is one of the best looking and attractive mobile phones to hold in the hand. The smooth touch complete and chart design with declining factors is comfortable and grippy, and the cellphone looks like none other on the market. We particularly like HTC’s vivid shade choices, though low important factors types can always opt for dark. Compared with the outstanding Htc Lumia 920 that’s closed into an AT&T exceptional, you can get the 8X on AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon wi-fi. The cost and shade choice differ from service provider to service provider.

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In our video we look at the Verizon wi-fi Wireless and T-Mobile editions of the HTC 8X. Genuinely, they’re all similar other than mobile stereo groups, service provider included applications (which are removable) and shade choices. AT&T takes the split a little further, providing not just the conventional 16 gig 8X for $199 in Florida Red (the shade of our evaluation units) with agreement, but also the Focus shade (zingy yellow) 8 gig for $99. Verizon wi-fi provides the cellphone for $199 with agreement in your choice of red, blue or back with 16 jobs of storage space and it’s the only US 8X with Qi wi-fi asking for. T-Mobile’s 8X does not have LTE since they don’t have an LTE system and it comes in blue for $149 with agreement.

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The HTC 8X has a higher pixel solidity 4.3″ Extremely LCD II show with Gorilla Cup operating at 1280 x 720 (just a little bit lower quality than the 4.5″ Lumia 920). It’s a excellent looking show with outstanding written text quality and excellent shade vividness, though it doesn’t wow up like the Lumia 920’s highly multi-colored show. Like most mobile phones except the Lumia mobile mobile phones and iPhone, it becomes hard to see outside in sunshine.

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Like all Windows 8 mobile mobile phones, it operates on a capable 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU with Adreno 225 design. That’s the same CPU and design you’ll find in most great end US Android operating system mobile mobile phones. It standards in the same way to the Lumia 920 and Android operating system mobile phones like the HTC One X and New samsung Universe S III, though it does much better at the Sunspider Javascript analyze where it rests at the top of the pile with the Lumia 920 and iPhone 5. Windows Phone has always sensed extremely sensitive, even in the old single primary Windows Phone 7 days, and the 8X is tuned in to the max.

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The cellphone has double group WiFi, Wireless bluetooth, NFC and a GPS. HTC doesn’t have their own routing remedy like Htc, so if you want verbal turn-by-turn guidelines you’ll have to pay for your carrier’s included remedy (TeleNav, AT&T Gps or VZNavigator) or go with TeleNav’s Look. Google Charts does provide excellent maps with comprehensive POI’s and on-screen routing guidelines, though it does not have verbal guidelines.

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Conclusion

The HTC is exclusive looking, absolutely amazing and we love along with choice. It’s a quality piece of components with an outstanding HD show, Surpasses sound and it’s a lot fast. Windows Phone 8’s app choice is getting vapor and the OS is now solid enough that it’s a fun time to try Windows Phone. The HTC 8X’s greatest problem in the US is the deal cost yet great end Htc Lumia 920 that provides for less and enhances storage space while including outstanding free routing.

Price: differs with service provider, generally $199 with agreement for 16 gig design.