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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Wi-fi) — Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Wi-fi) — Review

Can the Galaxy Note 8 stand up to Samsung’s high standards? In the last few years, Samsung has created an amazing success story with their Galaxy S phones, and more recently the Galaxy Note range – the first Galaxy Note phone was popular, and the Galaxy Note II was nothing short of a genuine success. After some early missteps with their Galaxy Note tablets, Samsung has started to redeem themselves in the tablet market, starting with the Galaxy Note 10.1 and now the Galaxy Note 8. There’s an ever-increasing number of tablets in the 7- 8- and 9-inch market, including[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on June 3, 2013 23 comments Design, Reviews, Tablets
Nexus 10 — Review

Nexus 10 — Review

The Nexus program ventures into 10″ Territory Traditionally the 10″ Android tablet market has been a pretty disappointing affair. The big name tablets like the Galaxy Tab and the Asus Transformer series have both sold in numbers which have obviously been enough to warrant sequels and further investment by their respective companies. But so far however, they have failed to set the world aflame with desire. The announcement by Google that they would be releasing a 10″ Nexus tablet was met with some scepticism by the Android community at large. Putting my own scepticism aside, I decided that I would[Read More...]

by 8:00 PM on February 7, 2013 13 comments Design, NFC, Reviews, Tablets
Panasonic FZ-A1 Toughpad — Review

Panasonic FZ-A1 Toughpad — Review

Panasonic’s first Android tablet! It’s rugged but is it worth it? Some of you may have heard about Panasonic’s Toughbook Laptops, a range of practically bullet-proof machines. Well, Panasonic have recently released a fairly rugged Android tablet called the “Toughpad”; it’s probably not bullet-proof and I’m not suggesting you should test it, but it will hold up well against most of what you can throw at it. Again, no suggestions. When I first heard that Panasonic were going to release an Android tablet, I wasn’t sure what to think. Would it be terrible or could it be a big rival[Read More...]

by 5:26 PM on January 12, 2013 4 comments Design, Reviews, Tablets
Jetway 7″ Alfar Pad — Mini Review

Jetway 7″ Alfar Pad — Mini Review

We don’t review enough cheap tablets, so we reviewed one for you! The tablet market used to be dominated by the iPad. Nowadays, just as Android has taken over the smartphone market and has a huge market share, Android is making inroads into the tablet market. While the original Galaxy Tab missed a few marks and wasn’t all that popular, things have certainly changed now, where the Nexus 7 is a very popular tablet, and the price is pretty good too. However, at $300-ish, this is not exactly a ‘go out and just buy one’ purchase. Some folks, for whatever[Read More...]

by 8:19 PM on October 27, 2012 11 comments Design, News, Reviews, Tablets
Google Nexus 7 — Review

Google Nexus 7 — Review

Google rolls the dice with their first tablet. For some, the wait for a Nexus branded tablet has been painfully lengthy. So many lovers of Android have been crying out for a slate with Google’s specific hand of blessing on it. But it’s not only the fans who have longed for a different formula from Android. General consumers everywhere who’d heard of Amazon’s Kindle Fire but couldn’t get one (it’s available in the US only) had their appetites whetted for a low cost, high quality alternative to the more expensive offerings in the market. Especially since many of those more[Read More...]

by 6:28 PM on September 11, 2012 25 comments Design, Reviews, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – Review

Multi-tasking genius? Or just another Android Tablet? Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 is a device that has been eagerly awaited and surrounded by much speculation as to just what it was going to be able to do. Being targeted as a “Content Creation” device, rather than a tablet aimed at media consumption, the idea is that you can create and share on the go with ease. Increasing productivity, creativity and learning capability -Samsung I was very excited to be asked to review this device. After unboxing the device, and finishing up my video I was finally able to get it set[Read More...]

by 6:17 PM on September 9, 2012 10 comments Design, Reviews, Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – Unboxing and First Impressions

I was lucky enough to receive a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to review.  I decided to share the unboxing, because who doesn’t love a good tech preview?  I also share my first impressions of the build of the latest from Samsung. I hope you enjoy it!  Keep an eye on Ausdroid for my follow up article and full review on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 soon!

by 6:21 PM on August 27, 2012 12 comments Opinion, Other, Reviews, Tablets
Nexus 7 — Mini Review

Nexus 7 — Mini Review

Aside from being a bit of a gadget freak, the tech in my life needs to be useful and used, otherwise it’s just clutter. When the Nexus 7 was announced I could feel my inner gadgetgrrl sqee-ing at the thought of a device that had the potential to be complete awesomesauce. That’s when my Sensible side spoke up and asked “Is this a USEFUL device?” For the next week I searched the interwebs for as much info as I could get my hands on.

by 7:22 AM on August 14, 2012 33 comments Opinion, Reviews, Tablets
Acer Iconia A510 — Review

Acer Iconia A510 — Review

by 2:15 PM on July 29, 2012 13 comments Design, Reviews, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 — Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 — Review

So good that I bought one for myself The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 really proves the statement that good things come in small packages, with some significant advantages over the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and many other tablets on the market in an ideal 7.7 form factor. Our review unit is the 16GB silver 3G model kindly provided by Mobicity and I’ve been using it daily for the past few weeks on my commute to work. The Tab 7.7 looks impressive with a silver metal (or white) rear and a gorgeous 16:10 1280×800 Super AMOLED Plus screen up[Read More...]

by 2:25 PM on March 12, 2012 43 comments Design, Reviews, Tablets
Sony Tablet S — Review

Sony Tablet S — Review

The Sony Tablet S is more than just the typical rectangle slab of tablet which is all too commonly seen lined up at your favourite electronics retailer. The unique ‘wedge’ shape of the Sony Tablet S sets it apart from its competitors, as do a number of its other features. The Sony Tablet S was the highest selling Android tablet for October in the UK with 26 percent of the market, a surprising result considering the press attention the Galaxy Tab has garnered – we took a look at why the Tablet S is so popular.

by 2:19 PM on February 2, 2012 13 comments Reviews, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy Note — Review

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,[Read More...]

by 7:30 AM on November 21, 2011 31 comments Phones, Reviews, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy Note – First Impressions

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.

by 11:03 PM on November 4, 2011 17 comments Phones, Reviews, Tablets