Galaxy Nexus – First Impressions

After a few false starts, today I received my Galaxy Nexus purchased from Mobicity and so far this phone is definitely living up to my expectations. The Nexus is not as wide as I expected, it fits in the hand quite easily and is pretty manageable for one-handed operation. It is light, much lighter than I thought it would be, and is also remarkably thin. Ice Cream Sandwich is polished, quick, and feels like a major upgrade from Gingerbread. People who have used a Honeycomb tablet will probably adjust to it quickly, but coming from a phone... Continue reading

HTC EVO 3D — Review

The HTC Evo 3D is the 4.3” monster with 3D camera and playback from HTC. If you’re a fan of everything 3D then you are absolutely going to love this phone! Everyone else is going to think the phone is just a bit too big and bulky to justify some 3D features you will use rarely, if at all. (more…) Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Note — Review

I've been using the Samsung Galaxy Note as my primary device for 2 weeks now. It was clear that Samsung didn't quite know how to market this device or even who their demographic was, we can see this by their confused ads. I now feel like I've spent enough time with the Note to say that although it is a very large device it is definitely comfortable enough to be a phone and is too small to really take the title of a tablet. As for the demographic, this phone is all about consumption, whether it is Internet content, books,... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Note – First Impressions

So I managed to get my hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note or as some are calling it The Phablet. I've only had the phablet for a day now and I can safely say, that it is more phone than tablet and has the feel of a larger Samsung Galaxy S2. It's large 5.3 inch screen size makes it hard-ish to hold one handed, but not impossible. It fits fine in my jeans pocket with a slightly noticeable flat rectangular bulge. The phone itself is actually fairly light considering its size and it has a typical Samsung look to it. ... Continue reading

Motorola RAZR — Review

Motorola are hoping to make a big comeback with the RAZR; it's thin, it's fast and it's ready for action on Optus. I had high hopes for the RAZR going into this review, I'd read a few good things about it, and the specs and design really stand out in this mobile war over hardware. After having owned the Atrix for a few months, I hated everything Motorola, so I wanted 3 things from the RAZR: speed, responsiveness and a good camera. I was lucky enough to get all three. (more…) Continue reading

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S — Review

When the chance to review the brand new Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S arose, I was quick to jump at it seeing as though I loved the original Xperia Arc perhaps a little too much. What I've found with the Xperia Arc S is that Sony Ericsson have kind of just added in a few little features that should have been in the original Xperia Arc since day one. (more…) Continue reading

Specs Comparison: Apple iPhone 4S, HTC Sensation, Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola Atrix, Google Nexus Prime

Since the iPhone 4S has just been announced by Apple, we thought we'd put it head to head against some of the leading Android devices currently available and the rumoured specs of the Nexus Prime. All of them are dual-core, all of them are sparkly, but some are apparently more revolutionary than others. Find our comparison of these beasts after the jump. And yes, I'm well aware I used the iPhone 4 image above, but I mean really, deal with it -- they're exactly the same. (more…) Continue reading

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray — Review

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is the sleek, compact yet powerful new phone in the Xperia range. The Ray can best be considered as a baby version of the Arc, with which it shares CPU, screen resolution, battery size, camera and memory, but with a few added features such as a front camera. Due to its compact size it will suit people who prefer a smaller phone. The Ray was announced all the way back in June and has hit Vodafone exclusively this week. (more…) Continue reading

Plan Comparison: Galaxy S II on Vodafone, Optus, Telstra, Crazy John’s and Virgin

Now that all of the major and minor carriers have announced their pricing for the Galaxy S II superphone, we thought we'd do what you guys seem to enjoy - or at least enjoy arguing over - and that's to do a brief comparison of what each carrier will offer you at a certain price. Since carriers are always changing their standard plan prices, we're basing this comparison of $59 caps or a close equivalent if there is no $59 cap. You follow? Good, hit the break. (more…) Continue reading

HTC Salsa — Review

The HTC Salsa is the 3.4-inch touchscreen version of HTC’s two Facebook phones, and I have to say I recommend it only to the most hardcore of Facebook addicts. If you're interested in the other 'Facebook Phone', check out our HTC ChaCha review, if not, hit the break to get into the Salsa review. (more…) Continue reading

HTC ChaCha — Review

The rumour of HTC manufacturing phones for Facebook may have been false, though the idea of the creating Facebook phones was on HTC's mind. That's where the HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa come in. Both of which are closer to the low-end of the smartphone market, but are targeted straight at the Facebook addicts of sorts. What you're reading now is the review for the HTC ChaCha, if you want to read about the HTC Salsa check out Matt's review. Hit the break to read more about the HTC ChaCha (more…) Continue reading