Normally, we’d not even dare tackle potentially game-changing Android devices such as Sony’s Xperia Z2 and Z1 Compact sequels collectively, in just one preview post, sending the message they’re not really important as standalone products. No matter how little we know (as in truly know) about them, and how distant their releases may seem. After
Samsung took the wraps off its “next big thing” in February, HTC evened the score a month later by showcasing and then releasing the One M8, and Sony… well, Sony tried to keep up with the big fishes, but ultimately drowned in a sea of manufacturing woes and distribution hostility. Meanwhile, LG kept an unusually
Now that the LG G3 is finally here (as in officially unveiled, because actual shipments only begin in June), it’s time we put a stop to the hypothetical debates and got down to business. No more ifs, no more what ifs, no more speculating, no more assuming. Questions, meet answers. Did LG dish out a
LG far from reinvented the wheel when unveiling the funky-looking, slim-bezeled, rear physical button-toting G2 last summer, but somehow the gigantic 5.2 incher felt like the biggest mobile innovation in years. Sure, it nowhere near challenged Galaxy S4 or Note 3’s booming sales numbers. Yet it once and for all put LG on the map,
This is a Samsung’s world. But it wouldn’t be nothing without a rival or an opponent. Luckily, there are plenty of those to go around nowadays, as veterans LG, HTC or Sony seem to be getting backup from rookies OnePlus, Oppo or Huawei. Rookies when it comes to engaging in the big fights, the big
Xiaomi’s current flagship model which is the Mi3 will soon be getting a successor as new photos of a device called the Mi-3S recently surfaced. It’s been a year since the company released a flagship device and with several other companies releasing their own high end devices it’s about time that Xiaomi should release one
And so the plot thickens… again. The LG G3 plot, which we thought was only going to become thinner from here on out. But alas, that’s not the case, as Postel, Indonesia’s FCC counterpart, has given its blessing to a D885 G3 version possibly headed to European and Asian markets. Remember, LG’s next-gen flagship device
Danger comes from where you least expect it, or so it seems to be the case for today’s mobile world tycoons. Samsung’s domination over the Android landscape is possibly not as threatened as we anticipated by the likes of Sony or HTC as it is by up-and-coming Oppo and OnePlus. Yet one historical Sammy rival
Once Samsung, HTC, Sony and LG threw down their proverbial gauntlets earlier this year, everybody assumed the coast would be clear for the four to duke it out amongst themselves for the Android crown through the summer at the very least. But boy, were we wrong. Up-and-coming Oppo was the first to try to crack
Plagued by component shortages and thus unable to commercially launch the Xperia Z2 smartphone as swiftly as they’d have liked, Sony seems to be taking up the backup strategy to its 2014 world domination plan. Namely, the Japanese have their sights set on making Z2’s big brother, the aptly named Xperia Z2 Tablet, available on
After comparing and contrasting Samsung’s Galaxy S5 with Sony’s Xperia Z2, the GS5 with last year’s S4, HTC’s One (M8) with the 2013 One and the S5 with the M8, it’s come down to this. The One (M8) against the Xperia Z2 for the final win. Two apparent dark horses for the top-shelf Android crown,
A new report has found that the new HTC One automatically switches to a high-performance CPU mode while running benchmark applications in order to boost scores. We’ve seen Samsung come under significant criticism for doing something similar with the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3, which was later rectified with the Android 4.4 update.
It’s weird, we expected both HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4’s sequels to knock our socks off, enthrall and amaze with major upgrades like Quad HD display resolutions, bonkers 4 GB RAM modules, OIS cameras and significantly boosted Snapdragon 805 processors, but at the end of the day the One (M8) and Galaxy S5… just
When Samsung unveiled the somewhat underwhelming Galaxy S5, HTC brashly suggested buyer’s remorse will be coming soon to early adopters of the “next big thing”. They also promised competition will be “one-upped” by the sequel to the outstanding if not underrated 2013 HTC One, raising the bar of expectations way beyond the company’s real potential.