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

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.

by 4:29 AM on October 5, 2011 38 comments News, Phones, Reviews
Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray — Review

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.

by 12:52 PM on October 1, 2011 4 comments Phones, Reviews
Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo — Review

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo — Review

The Sony Ericsson Neo is a beautiful-looking phone. With its curves, chrome sides and black to blue colour transition on the back I immediately fell in love with this phone. Is the love more than skin deep? Read on to see..

by 4:50 PM on July 26, 2011 13 comments Phones, Reviews
Plan Comparison: Galaxy S II on Vodafone, Optus, Telstra, Crazy John’s and Virgin

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.

by 8:41 PM on July 21, 2011 34 comments Phones, Reviews
HTC Salsa — Review

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.

by 5:47 PM on July 16, 2011 7 comments Phones, Reviews
HTC ChaCha — Review

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

by 4:07 PM on July 15, 2011 3 comments Exclusive, Phones, Reviews
HTC Incredible S — Review

HTC Incredible S — Review

I was excited to review the HTC Incredible S, not just because this is my first ‘official’ review, but because it’s been a long time since I’ve had an HTC phone and I was curious to see how they had changed. The HTC Incredible S is not a flagship phone and doesn’t have the specs to challenge the likes of the SGS II, Atrix or Sensation and for this reason the ‘Incredible’ moniker perhaps overstates its greatness (although it has a better ring than the HTC Pretty Good) however I found it to be a solid mid-level performer, read more[Read More...]

by 9:17 PM on June 21, 2011 19 comments Phones, Reviews
HTC Sensation — Initial Thoughts

HTC Sensation — Initial Thoughts

First off, this isn’t the HTC Sensation review — that’s coming in a few days once I’ve spent some more quality time with the device. For now I’m giving you my initial thoughts on what is to become HTC’s flagship device. Just like all phones it has its pros and cons, however: Sense UI is what really sets this device apart from all the other dual-cores currently on the market. So hit the break for my quick thoughts on what I think of the HTC Sensation so far.

by 9:58 AM on June 7, 2011 41 comments Exclusive, Phones, Reviews
Samsung Galaxy S II — Review

Samsung Galaxy S II — Review

The Samsung Galaxy S II is by far the most hyped device so far this year. I mean who wouldn’t get hyped up over a 4.3″ Super AMOLED + display, 1.2GHz Dual-Core CPU and Quadband 3G supporting every network in Australia at the proper HSPA+ speed of 21Mbit. The Samsung Galaxy S set the benchmark last year and there’s no doubt the Galaxy S II has done the same this year. Just from this intro you can tell how I felt about using the device, though you can read on for some more detail. You know you want to.

by 11:12 PM on May 23, 2011 91 comments Phones, Reviews
Samsung Galaxy S II — Initial Thoughts

Samsung Galaxy S II — Initial Thoughts

I wouldn’t usually put up a post detailing my first thoughts on a device, seeing as though I only just received the Samsung Galaxy S II this afternoon, but you guys are just too insistent that I supply my thoughts to you as quickly as possible. So hit the break for a quick read of what I currently think of the SGSII.

by 6:05 PM on May 17, 2011 52 comments Opinion, Phones, Reviews
LG Optimus 2X — Review

LG Optimus 2X — Review

When our good friends at MobiCity let us know the Optimus 2X was available for review, I jumped at the chance. Being one of the only Dual-Core handset currently available — the Atrix being the other one — I just had to review it. However, in all the excitement, I was let down. Let’s jump in and see why. Pros Fast and fluent Good construction Feels very nice in the hand Great Camera In built screenshot function Cons Android 2.2 LG Skin/Launcher Restarts everyday Frequent “Force Closes”

by 4:10 PM on May 16, 2011 25 comments News, Phones, Reviews
Huawei IDEOS X5 — Review

Huawei IDEOS X5 — Review

The Huawei IDEOS X5 was, and still is, the cheapest device around with such amazing specs. I mean you can pick up this device for just under $300 at your local Crazy John’s and you’ll get virtually the same specs as an HTC Desire Z minus the $500 price tag. I’ve been quite excited to get my hands on the IDEOS X5, just to see if it’s not some crappy device that will break or stop functioning within a few months. I was pleasantly surprised to find the build quality is quite good and the software (vanilla Android with some[Read More...]

by 10:40 PM on April 19, 2011 32 comments Phones, Reviews
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc — Review

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc — Review

It’s extremely hard to find a place to start off with the Xperia Arc (or just Arc from here on in). Coming from the same company that brought you the Xperia X10, you would instantly think the Arc is a dud and should be avoided at all costs. Well it isn’t, it is far from that. I’m going to go out now and say this device will be one of the best single-core devices of 2011. It’s fast, it’s sexy, it’s feature packed and it’s not the X10. In this review I hope to point out the massive improvements over[Read More...]

by 6:44 PM on April 11, 2011 45 comments Phones, Reviews