Motorola Moto G – Design & Features
The Moto G is a plastic phone, with a curved back that cares more about feeling good in the hand than being terribly thin or light. At 143g and 11.6mm thick, it’s significantly thicker and heavier than most phones with similar specs. However, for the average buyer this won’t be much of a sacrifice.
The back is smooth and comfy, and as the 4.5-inch screen is smaller than many high-spec Androids (if quite large at the pice), the Motorola Moto G is easy to use one-handed. It might lack the recognisable design of the Razr-series phones, but it offers a level of customisation thanks to an array of available body shells.
Thought removable phone fascias were dead? The Motorola Moto G is trying to bring them back. 19 different backs are available for the phone, coming in all sorts of different colours, and three main types.
There’s the normal one, bundled as standard, flip-style cases like those you can get for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a back that gives a bit more protection, with chunkier sides and a slight protrusion of around a millimetre in front of the screen. This ensures the glass front of the screen doesn’t take the brunt of any drop impact. trustedreviews.com
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been leaked so often and regularly by now that we’ve already developed a pretty good idea of what it’s going to look like on the outside. Now there’s a new photo that shows showing off the Galaxy S5′s purported internal metal frame.
The latest leak comes to us by way of photos posted by Nowhereelse.fr. The French tech site alleges Galaxy S5 will come with a metal interior frame for some much needed rigidity after a line of Samsung phones classically known for their chintzy, all-plastic bodies.
Google Bump review
Remember 2008, when people at conferences and cocktail parties would bump their phones together to exchange digital business cards? Ever wondered what happened to that app, called Bump?
On Monday, Bump announced that it was acquired by Google. Continue reading
Apple iPhone 5s review
Last week Apple made big claims about the photo capabilities of its new flagship phone, the iPhone 5S, and Monday was one of the first chances to see it in action outside of the company’s press event.
Fashion brand Burberry used the phone — which goes on sale this Friday — to capture stills, videos, and celebrity snapshots at its Spring/Summer fashion show, which took place earlier today in London.
ASUS new PadFone Infinity
Just as promised, today ASUS has made its new PadFone Infinity official in Taipei, and there are definitely no surprises in the specs. The main update here is obviously the 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC, along with the addition of a microSD slot plus a secondary microphone for noise cancellation. Unsurprisingly, the internal storage options have been lowered to 16GB and 32GB, which is understandable with that new storage expansion capability.
ASUS new PadFone Infinity
One very subtle change that we missed in the leaks is the new diamond cut on the metallic backside, which gives the phone a more premium and solid look than the original version. To accompany that, the new PadFone Infinity comes in two new color options: “Titanium Black” and “Platinum White.”
ASUS new PadFone Infinity
The software has also been given a gentle facelift, courtesy of a more consistent design language throughout the system — from the simplified icons to the UI of some of the built-in Android apps. Since this is based on Android 4.2 instead of 4.1 out of the box, we should also see some performance boost as well. The good news for existing users is that the original PadFone Infinity will also receive this update, but there’s no time frame for the roll-out just yet.
Google Chromecast Review
Google’s new Nexus 7 has the specifications to impress, but a new little and cheaper device called the Chromecast is impressing a bit more today.
The small dongle costs approximately $35 and promises to let you easily stream Internet video on a television. Plug the device into the back of a TV’s HDMI port, connect it to your home WiFi network and you can then fire up videos or music on your phone, tablet and computer and watch it on the bigger screen. Continue reading
BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
BlackBerry recently confirmed that it had cancelled plans to bring the BlackBerry 10 operating system to its first 7 inch tablet. Now vice president Alec Saunders has confirmed that the BlackBerry PlayBook won’t be receiving any significant updates. Continue reading
BlackBerry Z10 Review
BlackBerry has cut prices for its flagship smartphone from $199 to $49 and $99.
The BlackBerry Z10 is now selling for $99 from AT&T and Verizon, while Amazon is selling it at $49. The price drop is aimed at breathing life into sales for the Canadian company, which lost $84 million in the most recent quarter. Continue reading
BlackBerry Q5 review
The Q5 is now launching in emerging markets – and at a price level that is raw folly. After the May quarter volume disappointment, it seems highly likely that BlackBerry priced the Q10 and Z10 too high. What the company needs is a staunch Curve upgrade; a cheap, cheerful smartphone that would shore up BlackBerry’s position in Middle East, Africa and South-East Asia. Africa is crucial to BlackBerry; it held more than 50% of the smartphone share in rapidly growing markets like South Africa and Nigeria as recently as in 2012. Continue reading
BlackBerry A10 Review
BlackBerry is rumoured to be working on a 5-inch touchscreen handset called the A10, or ‘Aristo.’
Speculation has been mounting since last week when images of the device surfaced online and now a leaked video and presentation slide, believed to show the phone’s full specifications, add weight to these rumours. Continue reading