Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active — Review

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active — Review

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is certainly one of the top three phones of 2013, but can its more-rugged cousin, the Galaxy S4 Active, live up to the ‘Galaxy S’ name? There’s no denying Samsung have been the success story of the Android platform. Even before even Ice-Cream Sandwich was released, they had the flagship phone of the Android fleet with[Read More…]

by 7:00 am on September 23, 2013 7 comments Design, Reviews
Plunder Bros: Retro LCD game – Review

Plunder Bros: Retro LCD game – Review

If you’re a fan of the old Nintendo handheld LCD games that were released back in the 80’s, which allowed you to do some pretty basic gaming on the go before the good old Gameboy really kicked off the mobile gaming revolution, then Plunder Bros: Retro LCD game is definitely something you should check out. Australian developer Andrew Dittmer has[Read More…]

by 10:07 am on September 11, 2013 5 comments Apps, Reviews
HP Slatebook X2 — Review

HP Slatebook X2 — Review

The first Tegra 4 device released in Australia, how does it measure up? HP is a company well known for their Windows laptops, in fact they are consistently rated in the top 3 manufacturers of laptops, but with demand for Windows 8 laptops not exactly exceeding expectations, they’ve taken to dipping their metaphorical toe in the waters of some alternative[Read More…]

by 2:58 pm on September 10, 2013 4 comments Design, Reviews
Buy me a pie – Review

Buy me a pie – Review

Buy me a pie was released onto Android a couple of weeks ago and since then I have been putting it through its paces to see what this app has going for it over the numerous other shopping list apps in Google Play, so let’s take a closer look. There really isn’t much to shopping list apps, they allow you[Read More…]

by 11:31 am on September 5, 2013 10 comments Apps, Reviews
Asus Fonepad — Review

Asus Fonepad — Review

Unequivocally, the most successful Android tablet to date has been Google’s Nexus 7, manufactured by Asus. But what would happen if you took the Google out of the Nexus 7, and replaced its NVidia Tegra 3 with an Intel Atom CPU, adding phone capabilities along the way? Well wonder no more, as the Fonepad is exactly that. Intel has yet[Read More…]

by 10:00 am on September 1, 2013 1 comment Design, Phones, Reviews
New HTC One Max details arrive, 2.1MP front camera confirmed

New HTC One Max details arrive, 2.1MP front camera confirmed

What you’re looking at, above, could well be an official shot of the HTC One Max, shown next to a regular HTC One (middle) and HTC One Mini (left). We’ve covered a bit of the HTC One Max so far on Ausdroid, and with it rumoured to be announced at IFA in September (i.e. just around the corner), the rumours[Read More…]

by 4:46 pm on August 29, 2013 5 comments News, Phones, Reviews
ALDI Medion 4″ Smartphone — Review

ALDI Medion 4″ Smartphone — Review

Ausdroid put’s ALDI’s low-cost 4″ smartphone to the test. This year, 2013, has seen the launch of some fantastic smartphones. So far, we’ve seen the Sony Xperia Z, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One as the real class-leaders, and Ausdroid has reviewed each of them in depth, and even done a large comparison of each of these three super-phones. However[Read More…]

by 4:45 pm on August 25, 2013 31 comments Design, Reviews
Nexus 7 (2013) — Review

Nexus 7 (2013) — Review

Can Google win hearts and wallets again with this years model? The Google Sales Pitch What if you could have a performance vehicle for the price of a compact city car? Say, a Porsche 911 for the price of a Volkswagen Golf. I’m guessing you would probably go for that, I know I would. This is exactly what Google are[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on August 22, 2013 25 comments Design, Reviews
Oppo Find 5 — Review

Oppo Find 5 — Review

That display and the audio, does the rest of the phone hold up? Late last year, Oppo announced their latest flagship device, the Find 5 and over the last few weeks, I have been putting it through its paces and seeing what I thought of this 5 inch phone. As smartphones increase in size, more and more companies are releasing[Read More…]

by 1:43 pm on August 21, 2013 0 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
Live Connected — Service Review

Live Connected — Service Review

These days with the three mainstream phone service providers offering less and less true useful value in their plans, the chase is on for the many other providers (Mobile Virtual Network Operators or MVNOs for short) to get your business.   These MVNOs purchase their underlying services from the big three carriers (Telstra, Optus or Vodafone), with the majority these[Read More…]

by 10:47 am on August 21, 2013 7 comments Carriers, Reviews