LG G2: New Flagship Smartphone
Sep02

LG G2: New Flagship Smartphone

12SHARESFacebookTwitter LG G2: New Flagship Smartphone in the Mobile Arena LG Electronics recently announced their newest contribution to the mobile arena, the LG G2. Just like the launch of Samsung Galaxy S4, the new LG smartphone has also created a lot of buzz due to its innovative features and superb hardware portfolio. So before it officially debut this third quarter, let’s inspect the amazing features of this device labeled as “S4 killer.” The Design For starters, the G2 packs a bigger screen and a thinner body. Its viewing panel is 5.2-inch, slightly bigger than the S4’s 5-inch display. But what’s interesting about the newbie is its bezel-less look. The screen is pushed to the limits, flaunting only a little space carrying the manufacturer’s branding below the display. LG has also eliminated the physical buttons on the bezel and replaced it with an on-screen Android controls, just like the Google Nexus 4. The volume rocker is placed on the rear side of the phone, seated below the camera. Available in black and white, the gizmo is also customisable with colorful magnetic covers with a square window that triggers the smartphone to display different types of clock when worn. Innovative Profile One of the main features of the gizmo is its inclusion of a 4G LTE receiver, which allow its users to surf the internet faster with a higher downlink and uplink bandwidth, according to Verizon’s news center. Depending on your location, it can be 10x the speed of the standard 3G connection. The device also runs with the Android Jelly Bean OS version 4.2.2, which makes it available to be upgraded to the anticipated Android Key Lime Pie. G2 also has an NFC chip on-board for the new method of cashless payment solution, information gathering and file transferring. The gadget’s screen is also at par with the latest flagship smart devices on the market. It has an IPS + LCD technology with a True HD display and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 or 424 pixels per inch. That’s even higher than the iPhone’s Retina display. It is coated by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, giving it an extra protection for accidental drops. Hardware It may not have an 8-core CPU like the international version of the S4, but the G2 packs an otherwise robust Qualcomm 800 Snapdragon processor clocked at 2.26 GHz speed. It is also backed by 2 GB of RAM. Joining the profile is an Adreno 330 graphics enhancements. The Antutu 3.3 system benchmark result is higher than the competing Android devices like the S4, HTC One and Sony Xperia Z. Meaning, gamers and heavy media users will...

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A better phone or a better laptop?
Jul12

A better phone or a better laptop?

12SHARESFacebookTwitter A better phone or a better laptop? I’ve been thinking about this for a long time and I really want a new phone, but I also really want a new laptop. I can only afford to choose one of those two options that I have and it’s bloody difficult. This is the laptop I’m thinking of getting: Processor – Intel Core i5 3230M – 2.4 GHz RAM – 8GB Hard Drive – 1 TB Operating System – Windows 8 (64-Bit) Optical Drive – DVD Super Multi Graphics – NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M Graphics Memory – 2 GB Cost: £539.86 It would be quite the upgrade from my current laptop model: AMD A4-4355M processor Windows 8 Memory: 4 GB Hard drive: 500 GB AMD HD 6520G Graphics Memory – 2 GB £430.00 For the record, the AMD A4-4355M processor is a POS. I bought this laptop a year and a half ago and from the very start it wouldn’t really run certain programs that required too much CPU usage. It seems to not fair well when it comes to CPU intensive programs and games. I especially want to run programs like PhotoShop, and I generally want the ability to open up to 20 tabs at a time. I feel the Intel Core i5 2.4 Ghz could possibly cater to my needs and would be much better than the POS I have now. Unless someone has any other suggestions, I’m going with an i5. I’m possibly looking into the i7 to, essentially, “future-proof” my laptop choice, although I’ll have to save a little more in order to get that type of beastly laptop. My second option for a new phone would be the Samsung Galaxy S4; it’s a little cheaper than a laptop, but considering the differences and capabilities, you’d think a phone would be much, much cheaper. – Then again, they are essentially fitting a laptop into a tiny piece of hardware. So, phone or laptop? I’m more inclined to go with a better laptop because I use my laptop more often than my phone. Though, I find myself not using my phone because it’s a piece of crap. Would I actually use my phone more often if it was better? Possibly. I’d likely take more pictures, as my Samsung Galaxy S model is a little crappy when it comes to taking pictures. Which one would you choose &...

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