New Nexus 4 Review
Oct27

New Nexus 4 Review

5SHARESFacebookTwitter I thought I’d do a review of the Nexus 4 considering it’s a purchase I recently made. It’s not actually the phone that I intended to get, but hey, here we are and now I have a Nexus 4. I originally intended to purchase a HTC One, but that didn’t go exactly as planned. Let’s just say, I got scammed on GumTree and that’s that. Back to the Nexus 4. It’s a phone that is manufactured by LG and was a phone sold by Google. Google still have a product page up for this phone, but if you attempt to purchase from the Google Play store, you’ll find that all the Nexus 4 smartphones are sold out. This is a shame considering Google lowered the price of their 8GB model to just £159 (a steal) and their 16GB model to £199. I, unfortunately, had to purchase the phone through eBay and bought an 8GB model for £185. It’s still a cheap price, considering the fact that this phone is brilliant and you won’t get another phone like this for a comparable price. Specification 4.7″ diagonal (Display) 1280 x 768 pixel resolution (320 ppi) WXGA IPS Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 Weight: 139g 2100 mAH battery (15.30 hours talk time; 16.2 days stand-by time) Camera Front: 1.3 MP Back (Main): 8MP (with flash) Wireless charging Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) 2GB of RAM; Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 (Quad core, 1500 MHz) Variants: 8GB or 16GB (storage) Design With a 4.7 inch display and rounded edges to give the phone a modern look – this phone is certainly something to marvel – especially taking into account the price of the phone. Perhaps it just me being biased, as I haven’t purchased a phone in the past 2 years, but this phone is simply beautiful in my eyes. The smartphone has a rich feeling of cold glass encompassing the back with edges that are rubbery, which helps with gripping onto the smartphone.   Pictures I’ve taken with the Nexus 4 These are pictures that I’ve taken to hopefully give an idea to those reading this article a feel of what the camera is like on a Nexus 4. In my honest opinion, I think it’s pretty damn good for an 8MP camera. Obviously, if you compare it to say a DLSR or a dedicated digital camera then those cameras are always going to win. However, if you are aiming for that type of quality, then I suggest purchasing a HTC One.   Take Aways It’s seriously a great phone that will likely last me another 2 years before I have to upgrade. The price of the phone is...

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HTC One vs Galaxy S4
May13

HTC One vs Galaxy S4

9SHARESFacebookTwitter HTC One vs Galaxy S4  I thought it’d be interesting to see the HTC One and Galaxy S4 side-by-side, so I created this graphic below doing just that! 🙂 I feel when it comes to the design the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a little outdated and a little too much like Apple’s iPhone 3G. Where with the HTC One, I feel completely different about its design. It looks unique, stylish and up-to-date. Although it sports a 4.7 inch screen, I feel that is more than enough space to do what ever you want on the phone. While the S4 has a bigger 5.0 inch screen, the design does it in for me. It doesn’t have that same look of uniqueness and ultimately HTC’s design department has done a decent job. I also think that the Snapdragon 600 Quad-Core 1.7 Ghz is more than adequate for any smartphone. The Galaxy S4 also does not fair too badly and for 70% of the S4s produced will all likely get the same processor as HTC’s One. Galaxy S4 Specifications. 1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor /1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU 2.5G, 3G and 4G network support 5 inch HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi Operating System: Android 4.2.2, Jelly bean. 16 / 32 / 64GB internal memory and an additional microSD slot can be added, which supports 64GB of external memory. 2GB of RAM 13 megapixel camera with auto focus, flash, zero shutter lag and BIS. (Main camera, rear) 2 megapixel camera with HD recording @ 30fps and zero shutter lag and BIS. (Sub camera, front) Battery: 2600 mAh battery HTC One Specifications. Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, quad-core, 1.7GHz 2.5G, 3G and 4G network support 4.7 inch, Full HD 1080p, 468 PPI Operating System: Android 4.2.2, Jelly bean. 16 / 32 / 64GB internal memory and an additional microSD slot can be added, which supports 64GB of external memory. 2GB of DDR2 RAM 2,688 x 1,520 pixels; 16:9 aspect ratio, rear camera 2 megapixel camera, front camera Battery: 2300 mAh...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 review
May13

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

7SHARESFacebookTwitter Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S4 on March 14th, 2013 and released the smartphone in 155 countries in late April 2013. The phone is a successor to the Galaxy S III, and its highlighted features are higher battery life time, incorporates a thinner design and has a slightly larger display. The new smartphone contains some of the Samsung Galaxy S3’s design, but with a wider and longer display. The S4 is also in competition with the HTC One, so I threw together a little side-by-side comparison. However, this is quite obviously not fit to real-life scale. We’re just comparing the designs of each phone. Hardware While I feel the design of the S4 is pretty nice, I would however say that the HTC One has the S4 beat on design. The old rounded feel brings me back to the days of the iPhone 3 or even the Samsung Galaxy S1. At least with the S2 they went for the more cornered look and I think the S2 looks much more appealing in terms of design. When it comes to specification, the S4 of course fairs as one of the best smartphones based on its hardware and based on region the phone has a Quad Core processor that runs up to 1.9 Ghz. Other differences such as the screen size has been done by narrowing the smartphone’s shell to give it an extra 2 inches on the Samsung Galaxy S3. The battery life has also seen a significant increase and the Galaxy S4 holds a 2600 mAh battery where by comparison the S3 holds a 2,100 mAh battery. You can read more on the specs below: (with a side-by-side comparison) Galaxy S4 Specifications. 1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor /1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU 2.5G, 3G and 4G network support 5 inch HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi Operating System: Android 4.2.2, Jelly bean. 16 / 32 / 64GB internal memory and an additional microSD slot can be added, which supports 64GB of external memory. 2GB of RAM 13 megapixel camera with auto focus, flash, zero shutter lag and BIS. (Main camera, rear) 2 megapixel camera with HD recording @ 30fps and zero shutter lag and BIS. (Sub camera, front) Battery: 2600mAh battery Galaxy S3 Specifications.  1.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.5 GHz Dual-Core Krait Proccessor 2.5G, 3G and 4G network support 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly bean. 16 / 32 / 64GB internal memory and an additional microSD slot can be added, which supports 64GB of external memory. 1-2GB of RAM 12 megapixel camera with auto focus, flash, zero shutter lag...

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