LG G Flex2: Has the Phone come up the Curve?

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The new G Flex2 is out and is making heads turn. It is smaller and is way sleeker and better looking than its predecessor. It does bring up some questions though about the strangely curved screens which has more to do with the phone’s design than its functionality. And this is not all. With all the new gimmicks and features this phone has to offer, let’s figure out if it’s actually worth buying.

The G Flex2 is LG’s latest flexible flagship phone, and it certainly shows improvements on its predecessor in more ways than one. It is indeed stylish, has good horsepower, and displays a better screen. The smart phone is one of the nicest curved phones that have appeared on scene till date but more or less, that is essentially all that it will be known for.

In many ways, however, the G Flex2 is indeed better and brighter than the original version. It is definitely a thought through refinement of everything that held back its ancestor. With the exception of the necessary microphone, headphone jack, a micro-USB port below and a teeny Infra-Red blaster atop, the edges of the phone are completely empty. The company has yet again placed the power and volume buttons onto the back of the phone, below the main 13-megapixel camera and laser autofocus module.

It’s no wonder that the phone has a gorgeous, stunning design and boasts of great video and gaming experience, few of the stock lollipop features in the handset are actually missing. The phone has a good camera and offers n easily changeable battery. However, its custom user interface seems a bit off and slow resulting in an overall lag in the phone’s usability. With a front-facing camera that doesn’t seem very promising, the phone wouldn’t be able to impress those with a fetish for clicking selfies.

BlackBerry Classic: A Blast from the Past

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For all of BlackBerry’s most ardent fans who still miss the times when QWERTY keyboards ruled the cellphone arena, with their efficient sets, the big news is that BlackBerry Classic has finally arrived. Although the name says it all, we must still dive deep to see what this phone brings with its blend of modern and classic features and feel to figure whether or not it is worth your money.

The BlackBerry Classic is sturdy and solidly constructed such that it looks like less of a phone and more of a tool. One thing this handset doesn’t share with its previous versions is the ability to shed the rear cover for a quick restart or the needed swap of batteries. The good thing, as will be appreciated by most BlackBerry fans, is that its physical QWERTY keyboard still rocks the way it used to do. On the other hand, finding or installing apps is a little cumbersome. In some areas, you might experience hit-or-miss performance which is certainly not a plus. Among other things that are not so good about the phone, is that the battery is not removable – at least not by yourself. The camera is mediocre and will serve the average user but those with higher expectations will definitely want something better. But besides all the not-so-good things, the device is loaded with useful and interesting software touches which give it the required refreshing touch. Regardless of the features and specifications, the phone’s throwback design will be loved by BlackBerry fans.

The front of the phone is just the sort of blast from the past that everyone is likely to expect. The historic look seems complete with the old notification light that will pulse as soon as an email hits your inbox. A 2-megapixel fixed-focus camera also sits nicely above the 3.5-inch square 720p screen. However, with slightly lower performance and an app system that will require quite a bit of getting used to, the Classic is indeed best suited for absolute die-hard productivity seekers and devoted BlackBerry fans.

 

 

Motorola Moto G: Making Mobile Experience Better

Motorola Moto G: Making Mobile Experience Better

Motorola has kicked off its global smartphone revival with its surprise package Moto G handset that has been so attractively priced. The phone is a mid-range handset with great features and a delightfully low-end price tag.

When a low-priced handset appears with such good features, the first that takes hold of buyers’ minds is skepticism as they wonder whether the phone will do well or not in practice. But Moto G is different. On paper, it looks like an amazing handset for the price, but it also lives up to the invoice in reality. It’s turning the budget end phone market on it’s top because the Moto G contains features available in other handsets that are priced at double its cost.

So what is it about the Moto G? Well, it exceeds its competitors in several major areas, from the big 4.5-inch display to the 1.2GHz quad-core processor as well as the Android 4.4 KitKat update, all packed into a case that is similar to the Nexus 4. Given the price tag, one could not have asked for more in that phone.

The latest model is the Moto G with a 4G variant, and it also comes with a microSD slot. Although it might not have the power or precision of its smartphone competitors, the Moto G still hails from a great brand name and is positioned among good smart phones in the market.

So all in all, Motorola is a great gadget to own with nice features and a nice price too. Its camera is one area which has gone through compromise, but that can be taken with a grain of salt. Motorola may not have had the return we would have predicted –because there’s no flagship phone stuffed full of the latest technology and specs but what the now Google-owned company has done is even better. The Moto G is a top notch, low cost smartphone and we wholeheartedly recommend this as the best budget smart phone offered so far.

Treading a New Path: The Xperia Z3v

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Sony’s latest handset, the Xperia Z3v, is a new age gadget that’s beaming with innovation. The smartphone is a waterproof device, something that is very difficult to offer in smartphones. Next, it can capture 4K video and plays high-resolution audio. And if you’re still looking for more, the device can even stream games from your PlayStation 4. With these unusual but much needed features, the phone has added to the telling technological bundle for the company’s latest flagship phone, a variant of the Xperia Z3. Sony Xperia Z3v is exclusive to Verizon in the U.S. and costs $199 with a two-year contract.

The great news for PlayStation owners is that the phone’s PS4 Remote Play adds an extra layer of convenience. It is able to stream gameplay from a PS4 console in real time. It does so with the optional mount costing $59.99 that fits onto a standard PlayStation controller

If you are a photography enthusiast, you will be glad to use this smartphone as it can shoot videos at 4K resolution, providing for a sharp and clean viewing experience. Equipped with a storage capacity of 32GB, you don’t need to bother yourself with the space the 4k resolution videos will grab. If need be, you can extend the storage up to 128GB using a microSD card.

With an impressive 20 megapixels, the rear camera has matched the pixel count of a good digital camera, making it redundant. The phone’s camera also comes with a bag of tricks to use the camera in the most creative ways. Playing high-res audio is definitely something that most phones can’t do, which makes this phone unique. It’s also equipped with digital noise cancellation technology.

Although this superb handset is available with only one carrier, which automatically limits its reach, it surely gives you a lot for your buck.

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Redefining Design: HTC Butterfly 2

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With its smooth feel and elegant looks, the HTC Butterfly 2 has given a new definition to smartphone designs. The stacked components inside the phone’s body render it a clean, curved back. Also, the phone’s edges narrow down at the corners allowing the phone to sit flawlessly on your palm. Although the Butterfly series may not be known as HTC’s defining series of handsets, it has come out to be one of the most capable cellphones that the company can flaunt. Boasting of a strong foundation, the HTC Butterfly 2 stands tall with a solid HD 5 inch screen, HTC’s trademark stereo speakers and HTC Sense 6.

With two spectacular handsets released prior, the HTC One (M8) as the fresh Windows Phone version and the more affordable HTC One (E8) with its polycarbonate body and mostly the same specifications, the HTC Butterfly 2 is the last one in the lineup. This also could explain why the phone is expected to be at par with the HTC One handsets. The HTC Butterfly 2 phone has a rich audio set up featuring Android 4.4.2 KitKat as its operating system. The display of the phone introduces new image technology that reduces color washout and enhances picture brightness.

The duo camera setup with portrait editing features and a 13 mega pixel primary sensor definitely boasts fresh technological advancements. For people with a higher dependency on their phones as storage devices, the device offers 16GB of built-in memory and provides for expanding that as well with a microSD card slot. The HTC Butterfly 2 is dust-protected and can go under water up to 1m deep for about 30 minutes, which it manages to do without any protective flaps over the 3.5mm headphone jack and the micro USB 2.0 port.

Inspired by simplicity and developed for high-end performance, the HTC Butterfly 2 combines peoples’ needs with their desires in order to bring out a phone that functions well and is fashionable too. For many, this might be enough to label the phone as HTC’s most viable option against the fast paced competition from Samsung and Sony mobiles.

LG Officially Announces its Flagship Smartphone “LG G3”

LG G3 Flagship Smartphone

On Tuesday, at an event in London, LG officially announced its flagship Smartphone, the LG G3. But, some international websites have killed the suspense of its features by publishing the device specifications before its release. This device is a mainstream Smartphone with a Quad HD display screen, which has a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution for a pixel density of 538 ppi. Although it’s generally accepted the human eye can’t detect or recognize improvements in pixel density above 300 ppi on a Smartphone, one of the LG executives insisted that the improvements can be apparent through the naked eye. The LG G3 comes with some major upgrades that make it different from last year’s model.

LG G3 Sleek Smartphone

Display

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The display is the mirror of every Smartphone that keeps it in the front row. Without display, we can’t talk about the design features of mobile technology. This year, LG highly concentrates on the ppi pixel density and finally gave birth to LG G3. This new device, with it’s 5.5 inch display, features rear buttons and extremely small bezels all around.

Camera – Sharpshooter

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The LG G3 retains the G2’s 13 megapixel camera and optical image stabilization, but has been upgraded with the same OIS+ system that is on the G Pro 2 phablet. It has a white dual LED flash similar to the one found on the HTC One M8 and iPhone 5S, which promises to produce more bright colors and skin tones.

Sleek Design

The most interesting part of the LG G3 design is the choice of multiple colors that is available to users. The volume keys are again situated on the back of the handset, which is not surprising.

Accessibility and battery life makes this phone one of the best new phones in the market. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1hgaJ5s

HTC Unveils its HTC One Mini 2 Smartphone: No More Ultrapixels

The new Android Smartphone “HTC One Mini 2” has created enough buzz in the market and is now finally available for the sale.

After a series of leaks and rumors, HTC has officially announced its new flagship Smartphone ‘HTC One Mini 2’ – the compact variant of the HTC one M8. HTC is undoubtedly hoping its new flagship Smartphone can put together a better showing than what we saw last year. This new Android handset features a dual LED flash, 13 MP rear facing camera, 5MP front facing camera, 1GB RAM, Android KitKat 4.4 operating system, 16 GB internal memory, and a MicroSD card slot.

Almost everyone is familiar with the fact that the major part of the current Smartphone marketplace is dominated by Samsung, Apple, and Nokia. But, it’s quite good to see that HTC has not let its hopes go down. If you are planning to buy a new Smartphone, then the HTC One Mini 2 may be the one meant for you. We’ve got all the nitty-gritty on HTC One Mini 2, so keep on reading for a rundown on the specs, design, color, camera, display and more.

Display

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Visually, there are no big surprises. The HTC One Mini 2 has a 4.5 inch screen, and its looks are pretty much copied from its big brother “HTC One M8”. This mobile phone is expected to hit the market in a wide range of colors such as Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, and Amber Gold.

Camera

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If we talk of buying a new Android phone, the camera is a major factor we consider on a new mobile phone. This time, the front facing snapper is definitely an improvement, as it’s been shifted from 1.6MP to 5MP, making it a perfect fit for our selfie obsessed culture.

Battery & Storage

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The HTC One Mini 2 comes with the latest version of the Android OS. It’s sleek, smooth, intuitive design looks good. Plus, it gives BlinkFeed, so the user can get all their news and updates in one place. From storage, you get 16GB of built-in memory plus a MicroSD card slot so you can boost that by up to 128GB.

 

Are you a Keyboard Lover? QWERTY Comes to BlackBerry 10!

In the modern age of touchscreen technology such as iPhone and the iPad, are keyboards still relevant? The answer could prove essential to its future. BlackBerry Q10 is a smartphone with a physical key board that people can buy today! Q10 is a stunning piece of hardware with state of the art smartphone technology, which the keyboard connects with in such very important ways. Every keyboard lover will definitely enjoy and take advantage of the BlackBerry Q10.

The design of the BB Q10 looks exactly like a classic BlackBerry, but more convenient and smooth to use. If we talk about older BB mobile phones, they worked well as a phone but quite frustrating when trying to run apps, surf the internet, etc.

Specification

The Q10’s square-shaped screen measures 3.1 inches diagonal with 720 x 720 resolution, giving it a pixel density of 328 pixels per inch (ppi), or roughly the same as the iPhone 5. The screen is an AMOLED display, BlackBerry’s first, though I didn’t find its brightness or contrast to be that impressive. It’s certainly a capable screen, but an iPhone 4S is more astonishing at maximum brightness. So was the Z10. On the inside, the Q10 packs a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (which you can augment with a microSD card), radios for dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and near-field communication, and 4G LTE connectivity — basically, the exact same capabilities as the Z10. It’s good to see BlackBerry didn’t scrimp. This phone is as much a flagship as its full-screen brother. For more information visit http://usat.ly/11Jclq6

BB Q10 is as good as BlackBerry’s old Curve models. It also brings back the ability to get extreme in your alert customizations. The first time you boot the device, this new model Q10 shows you how to gesture. It’s pretty basic.