Reviews

Review: Car Dock Qi Charger

Review: Car Dock Qi Charger

Last year when Google introduced Qi charging for the Nexus 4 we were all super excited to be able to charge our phones sans wires. At the time though, Qi charging for phones was relatively new and many people were burnt (along with suppliers and sellers) with Qi chargers that were less than perfect. They heated the phone up to[Read More…]

by 10:36 am on December 5, 2013 15 comments Accessories, Reviews
Nexus 5 — Review

Nexus 5 — Review

Not just for Nexus fans Since the Nexus One was released in 2010 Google have been using the Nexus line to cater to lots of different use cases and needs. Nexus phones have served honourably as Android Developer phones. Nexus phones have been the poster child for the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) too. If you wanted to modify your[Read More…]

by 10:00 am on December 1, 2013 43 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
HTC One Max — Review

HTC One Max — Review

Some say it’s just a big HTC One. All we know is.. it’s called the HTC One Max. HTC have been on a winning formula in 2013; the HTC One was — without doubt — one of the best smartphones of the year. When Ausdroid reviewed it earlier in the year, we sang its praises which were well deserved. Unlike[Read More…]

by 4:03 pm on November 28, 2013 3 comments Design, Reviews
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 — Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 — Review

Is Samsung’s third entry in the series still one to take Note of? The Galaxy Note 3 is Samsung’s third iteration of its popular Galaxy Note series, which started with a phone that, on release, was considered “niche” because of its supersized dimensions and S Pen stylus input. That initial ambivalence has given way to acceptance and excitement around the[Read More…]

by 8:38 am on November 25, 2013 6 comments Design, News, Reviews
Logitech Harmony Smart Remote — Accessory Review

Logitech Harmony Smart Remote — Accessory Review

It isn’t every day that we get to review things at Ausdroid that are so completely compatible with our lives that we simply must have them at all costs. We review quite a many Android devices that are fantastic, but we give them back at the end of the review and move on with our tech lives. The Logitech Harmony[Read More…]

by 8:42 am on November 23, 2013 10 comments Accessories, Reviews
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini — Review

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini — Review

Making the right compromises for it’s target market, mostly. The Target Market Isn’t Small! Not everyone is keen on a big five-inch phone. Plenty of friends have asked me what I’d recommend as a smaller Android phone. Although the big phone segment of the market is hot right now, many people (myself included) are not appreciating the higher prices and[Read More…]

by 2:20 pm on November 12, 2013 18 comments Design, Reviews
Sony Xperia Z1 — Review

Sony Xperia Z1 — Review

Sony’s second 2013 flagship phone doesn’t disappoint. Earlier this year, we rather enjoyed our time with Sony’s Xperia Z. The company’s waterproof, dustproof, “lifeproof” device proved popular despite being the underdog in the annual HTC-Samsung duopoly of mega powerful flagship phones. It’s thought that the device’s popularity may have been assisted by the release window, which saw Sony get the[Read More…]

by 5:26 pm on November 9, 2013 18 comments Design, Reviews
Oppo R819 Dual-SIM Smartphone — Review

Oppo R819 Dual-SIM Smartphone — Review

Oppo’s Dual Sim followup to the Find 5 Oppo attracted the eye of media and consumers alike with their Find 5 earlier this year, a device that was – and still is – seen as a worthy flagship device in both specs and style. The Chinese manufacturer’s attention now seems to be shifting towards the growing dual SIM smartphone market[Read More…]

by 5:24 pm on November 9, 2013 5 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
Philips Hue — Review

Philips Hue — Review

One small step towards Home Automation The dream of a completely automated home has been inching closer for the last few years, when Google announced Android @Home a few years back at Google IO, it seemed like an idea that had finally reached the mainstream, but it failed to materialise in any meaningful way shape or form. Thankfully, there have[Read More…]

by 1:03 pm on November 7, 2013 12 comments Accessories, Design, Reviews
Game Review: Monster Mash Saga

Game Review: Monster Mash Saga

It’s Halloween in Australia – let’s not get into the whole US only holiday thing – so why not try out a monster game like Monster Mash Saga from Australian developers Hovel Games. Gameplay Monster Mash Saga is a game that falls into the ‘match three’ genre, which sees you matching three or more Ghosts, Zombies, Devils, Mummies or Vampires[Read More…]

by 2:23 pm on October 31, 2013 1 comment Apps, Reviews