Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE



Sprint has finally announced the Motorola Photon Q for its 4G LTE network after months of gossip and rumor.

The Motorola Photon Q is certainly going to be headed to its new 4G LTE network sometime in the future and it will be bringing some attractive specifications to the table when it finally does.

Sprint did not announce any exact release date or pricing for the Photon Q saying that it would make both of those items accessible at a later date.

The Motorola Photon Q has been supposed since April of this year so it was only a matter of time before Sprint made it official. The device is going to come with some likable features counting a physical QWERTY keyboard that will please those who still have a need for one.

Additionally to the 4G LTE speeds and the physical keyboard, the device will feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4.3-inch ColorBoost display – the same type of display found on the Motorola Atrix HD, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a rear 8 mega-pixel camera with 1080p video support, an HD front-facing camera, and support for NFC.

Those who are inquisitive about 4G LTE can see an example of those data speeds, which can hit up to 10 times faster than 3G, in the video below.
Overall, the Motorola Photon Q looks to be a very solid addition to Sprint’s 4G LTE lineup, one that previously includes the likes of the HTC EVO 4G LTE, Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Sprint has unluckily decided to disappear consumers in the dark about a release date so we’ll let you know when we perceive sound something official. Hopefully, it’s not too long from now.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562




Samsung has numerous dual-SIM phone offerings but it has been reported that the Korean handset maker will be adding a new one to its line-up.  Samsung looks to corner every class and seems like it is going to make the competition in the dual-SIM category even tighter.   Most of Samsung’s dual-SIM offerings feel right to the low-end class but the new offering is a bit mid-level.

Samsung is supposedly prepping the Galaxy S Duos S7562 handset which features a design that looks almost similar to the Galaxy S III it could in fact be called the poor man’s Galaxy S III.  The Samsung Galaxy S Duos will have a 4-inch WVGA display, a 1GHz SnapdragonMSM7227A chip and a 512MB of RAM.  Not quite inspiring specs but then again, this is a mid-level offering and the star feature is of course the dual-SIM feature.  This will go head to head with the HTC Desire V which is also a dual-SIM phone.

The break of the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos include a 5-megapixel back camera, a VGA front camera and 4GB of storage and Android 4.0 OS.  Here are the rest of the specs:

Samsung Galaxy S Duos (S7562) provision:

4-inch display 480 x 800 pixels (~33 ppi)
1 GHz Cortex-A5 Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon
Adreno 200 GPU
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Dual SIM (dual stand-by)
4 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
microSD, up to 32 GB
5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
microUSB v2.0
Yes, with A-GPS support
Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery
The launch for the Samsung Galaxy S Duos is rumored  to be in August while pricing is still unknown.

HTC EVO Design 4G




The EVO Design 4G is an attractive trinket in HTC's lineup. It boasts 4G data speeds, yet also attempts to conquer the thorny problem of how to travel overseas with a device tied to older CDMA technology from third-place U.S. carrier Sprint.

Hardware-wise, the EVO Design 4G sticks appealing close to the usual HTC playbook. Nearly identical to an iPhone 4S in size (though somewhat taller and more angular), the Design 4G is well built, weighing in at a relatively modest 5.22 ounces and 0.5 inches thick – downright weak compared to many of the big-screen Handsets that seem to be the new standard.
A 4.0-inch qHD Super LED capacitive touchscreen exhibit packs 960 x 540 pixels nicely into the Design 4G's 4.8 x 2.4-inch black unibody frame. The front side features the same familiar horizontal earpiece used on many other HTC handsets, with a notice light tucked away at left and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video chat at right.

similar to many recent HTC handsets, the EVO Design 4G comes with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread installed, though you might not recognize it with HTC's Sense 3.0 painted liberally into most every corner and cranny.
The excellent news is that the handset is on the short list for HTC models scheduled to receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – even if the best date the manufacturer can commit to at the moment is "later this year."
The Design 4G features the standard catch screen ring with icons for Phone, Mail, Camera and Messages.
pull any one of them into the ring below and you'll skip the home screen and go straight to that app, or just drag the ring itself up to hop straight into the familiar Sense home screen, inclusive with cutesy weather animation for when it's raining, snowing, cloudy or windy.

In this day and age, a 5.0 megapixel camera feeler isn't much to get excited about, but that's accurately what the HTC EVO Design 4G is packing on its backside. Coupled with a single-LED flash, photos taken with this handset are "just okay" even at the highest 2592 x 1456 resolution location, with low color saturation and frequently foggy results indoors.

13 filter effects are built in to the Camera app, ranging from Distortion, Vignette and Depth of Field to a handful of Instagram-style Vintage looks. Users can choose a range of options from Camera settings plus the ability to geo-tag images, auto improve, auto focus and face finding.
The EVO Design 4G fares a little improved with video, defaulting to qHD 960x540, even though it can be easily switched up to 720p HD in the Camera app settings. Stereo audio recording is also enabled by evade, which adds a little extra dimension to video recordings when playing them back to your HDTV. Users can also opt to shoot video lacking any audio at all.

Six real-time video filters are accessible while shooting video: Grayscale, Sepia, Negative, Solarize, Posterize and Aqua. They work as estimated but these are mostly throwaway novelty features; users are better served by processing video after it's recorded.
In our experience, fast battery drain is a big problem with HTC devices for the first couple days after pleasing them out of the box.

On the other hand, after a recharge or two, battery life settles into the promised range, which is six hours talk time in this case. The HTC EVO Design 4G includes a removable 1520mAh Li-Ion battery and in our tests, it lasted a full day of recurrent use, which is more than can be said for other popular smartphones on the market today.
wherever trouble comes into that heaven is when you flip the switch to gain 4G WiMAX data speeds – instead of a full day of 3G, you're likely to last less than a third of that time under 4G, although we didn't notice a vast impact on battery life when leaving 4G ticked on while in areas where it wasn't available.
In addition to Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, the EVO Design 4G includes Bluetooth 3.0 + High Speed, allowing for a wide variety of wireless connectivity including stereo audio streaming, A2DP 1.2 and OBEX. The integrated Transfer app also makes it easy to switch to the EVO Design 4G by moving contacts, SMS and calendar events via Bluetooth.The bottom line on the HTC EVO Design 4G is this: Decently made hardware with an plenty of middle of the road software that ultimately promises too much and delivers too little.In spite of just being released in the fourth quarter of 2011, the handset is now essentially a 4G orphan as Sprint diverts its notice from WiMAX and toward a bright, sunny future with LTE as they struggle to uphold ground against rivals Verizon and AT&T.

HTC Titan II




Let’s talk about why:
Pros:
§  Loving the hardware quality and design
§  Windows Phone is smooth as butter
§  The camera is excellent
Cons:
§  Pixel density is awful
§  It’s pretty thick
§  Battery life didn’t satisfy me
The Titan II lives up to these expectations. Even with the lower from metal on the original Titan to plastic on the second-gen version, the phone still feels great in the hand. It’s well balanced, has a nice soft-touch finish to it, and has just sufficient heft to feel like a piece of gadgetry and not a toy. On the other hand, this phone is a bit thick for my taste. I’ve seen HTC put out equally solid and thin phones, like the HTC One S, but the Titan II is simply too fat to hang around with the cool kids.

Unluckily, the Titan II doesn’t have any external memory. You can pop off a little panel on the back to access the SIM, but there’s no slot for microSD storage and no access to the battery. The 16-megapixel rear camera is square in the middle of the back of the phone, in usual HTC fashion, with a small amplifier grill to its left. The volume rocker and a shutter button are on the right, and microUSB is on the bottom of the left edge.
Luckily, the Windows Phone Photo Enhancer app works to balance out the lack of Instagram, another crowd pleaser. It basically offers up filters for your pictures and other little editing tools to make sure each image looks special and unique. The filters aren’t quite as awesome as Instagram’s, but it’ll positively do as an alternative until the day that slow-moving Instagram heads over to Windows Phone.
Past that there isn’t a whole lot that’s different from the standard Windows Phone 7.5 OS, but the fine news is that Windows Phone is good enough on its own.
One of the most be notable and attractive features of the Titan II is its 16-megapixel camera, fully equipped with an f/2.6, 28mm lens, backside-illuminated sensor and dual LED flash. It’s a mouthful, but it’s a wonderful camera for a phone. The pictures are great, though I’m not sure color reproduction is perfectly on point. I find my iPhone to take rather “cold” pics, but it would seem as though the Titan II leans on the furnace side.

If you’ve been stoked about the Titan II, you may be a bit upset starting right now.

The Titan II isn’t offering HTC’s very best display tech, as its an S-LCD, but it is one of HTC’s largest displays, at 4.7-inches. That’s actually fine. I’m impressed with the fact that the massive display is still comfortable in the hand and I can wrap that thumb around and do just about anything with one hand, despite the phone’s unbecoming stoutness.

To be clear, pixel density is far more important than resolution or size alone, as it measures where these two dimensions meet. A 800×480 resolution will look far better on a 4-inch screen than it will on a 4.7-inch screen, simply because the pixel density is much better. On the Titan II, the screen might be big, but it’s far from beautiful.

It’s silly to measure the Titan II against the iPhone or Android phones based on the fact that they’re entirely different platforms, at least when we’re doing official benchmark testing. But I will say that AT&T’s 4G LTE network left me pleased, at least here in NYC. I had no trouble whatsoever placing calls and sending messages, and web browsing was especially snappy (thanks in large part to WP’s IE9 browser).
On the other hand, I’m not too happy with the Titan II battery life. HTC’s One S kicked ass in the battery life department, yet an LTE radio paired with a 4.7-inch display makes for a hard task for that little battery.

HTC Explorer



The HTC Explorer is a plan handset designed at first-time smartphone users, with a focus on trust things simple and easy to use. It's a small but flabby handset which fits nicely in the hand, with a rough plastic casing that feels powerful and has a rubbery surface that helps with grip. even though its budget price, the Explorer comes with all the common smartphone features, including a 3-megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and access to the Android Market.
Our first concern was the small 3.2in screen, which has a small 320x480 resolution, but in perform we found it bright and colourful, with very little obvious pixellation. There's not a lot of room, however - widgets on the home screen feel far more cramped than we're used to, and web browsing requires landscape mode. You'd also need to scroll around a lot to look at Office documents, but there's no document viewer installed as standard.
The phone is powered by a 600MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon system-on-a-chip, and despite its low clock pace the operating system still felt fast, even with a few applications successively. The phone could also play HD video files, although of course they're downscaled to fit on the lower-resolution screen.0
One main problem is the small 85MB of free storage space for apps. Most apps range from 3-5MB in size, whereas games can be 20MB or more, so you'll be very imperfect in what you can install. You do get a microSD card slot, so if you're careful you can stretch out your storage space by moving some apps to the SD card.
A major disclosure is the camera: despite its lowly 3-megapixel sensor, it produced crisp, bright shots with very little noise. This was most evident in our low-light test, where we managed to capture reasonably detailed images, even while the camera doesn’t have a flash. Videos were crisp and colourful too, with much less jerkiness when panning than we've seen from other smartphone cameras. The low 480x320 video resolution is the only downside.
The Explorer runs a later edition of HTC's Sense interface than the larger Sensation XE, but we didn't notice any major differences. You still get all the social networking features, such as inclusion your contacts across a variety of services such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, although not all Sense apps are installed by default - you can choose to install the missing ones through the HTC Hub app, which gives you more control over how much space is taken up with apps.
One small but imperative addition is the inclusion of a data monitor, which gives first-time smartphone users more control over their data usage and allows them to get an idea of how much surfing or YouTubing they can get away with. This is especially useful as many people interested in such an reasonably priced smartphone may want to pay for their data as they go; in fact, most of the contract deals we saw for the Explorer came without data.

Nokia Lumia 710



The Nokia Lumia 710 is the next offering into the Windows Phone arena from Nokia, following the release of the Nokia Lumia 800 late last year.
The first thing you observe when comparing the Nokia Lumia 710 with its older handset sibling is that the Nokia Lumia 710 looks and feels cheaper. And it is. Where the Nokia Lumia 800 SIM-free price is around £430, the Nokia Lumia 710 is probable to cost a somewhat more economical £300.
The cause the Nokia Lumia 710 feels like a cheaper handset is partly down to the weight, coming in at a sprightly 125.5g against the Nokia Lumia 800's 142g. On paper this seems like a good thing, but the smartphone is too light somehow, making it feel unsubstantial compared to its bigger brother.
In addition to this, the Nokia Lumia 710 screen is recessed slightly, and the evolution from the front face of the phone to the sides feels quite angular. The result of this styling is that the phone design doesn't look or feel as rational as the Nokia Lumia 800.
Also we found the separate physical buttons for Back, Home and Search on the Nokia Lumia 710 look and feel cheaper than the important styling on the Nokia Lumia 800, and we caught the bottom left of the screen when going to press the Back button a number of times.
One major benefit over the Nokia Lumia 800 is that the rear cover is removable, since the Nokia Lumia 710 comes with a disposable battery. Based on the battery life of the Nokia Lumia 800, the ability to carry a spare battery and swap out may well prove tremendously useful.
With the Nokia Lumia 710, Nokia has returned to the days of the changeable covers - rear at least - to further personalise your mobile phone. Although we're all for changeable covers and phone personalisation, removing the cover feels like something we should be doing as little as potential when we saw the exposed pads onto which the side buttons press.
The Nokia Lumia 710 and Nokia Lumia 800 share the similar screen size (3.7 inches) and resolution (480 x 800p), although the Nokia Lumia 710 is limited to a ClearBlack TFT compared to the ClearBlack AMOLED on the Nokia Lumia 800.
They also both use Gorilla Glass, making them rather bomb-proof. The similarities continue to the processor, with both phones using the 1.4GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM8255T Scorpion/Snapdragon chip.



Both phones have a 5MP camera and 8GB of internal memory. But the HTC Radar has a slightly larger 3.8-inch screen and a substantially lower powered processor - a 1GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM8255 Scorpion/Snapdragon.

HTC Vivid



Looking to the top of the Vivid, there is a standard headphone jack and power button which sits almost blush with angle of the plastic casing. one time you are used to the location, it’s no problem at all, but starting out, it took some effort to place without fumbling. There is also a small ATT brand symbol near the top of the screen, along with the proximity sensor, a long mesh and chrome ear speaker plus the 1.3MP front facing camera.
On the left side of the device is the microUSB cable which can also supply HDMI out with the appropriate cable. Interestingly enough, the jack is upside down in contrast to the other devices I own (prongs on the cable point up for this phone).

SOFTWARE:
The HTC Vivid still seems appealing snappy.There is the typical bloatware installed on the device, some of which can be removed, while others can’t. A custom ROM could easily fix those issues, and probably turn the HTC Vivid into a real powerhouse.

CAMERA:
The 8MP dual-flash rear camera can actually take some polite photos. Color representation is neutral, and the contrast is pretty first-class right out of the device. The f/2.2 lens allows for a honest amount of bokeh, but if you start looking too intimately, the .jpg artifacts and density are very obvious.
The HTC Vivid can also record 1080p video. 1080p does not necessarily denote quality, but rather the resolution. While it can capture 1080p, you probably won’t be by means of this for anything other than home video style captures. Volume levels are clear with a bit of unlucky clipping. Transition time from bright to dark areas is fairly smooth, but the device does have some difficulty with blown out areas if there is much of an not direct light source present and there is noticeable tearing during fast pans. Thankfully, the focus and metering point can be set on the fly by rhythm on the screen, allowing for more dynamic video.

PERFORMANCE:
unluckily, while the device does seem relatively snappy on the outside, the benchmarks show the device is performing far fewer optimally than it could compared to other Snapdragon devices on the market today. While benchmarks aren’t unavoidably a true sign of speed or efficiency, each test was run 3 times with the average posted below.
AnTuTu: 4811

Smartbench 2011: Productivity 2075, 1638 Games
CALL QUALITY/NETWORK SPEED:
The 3G (or faux-G) speeds are still consistently unbelievable, however – especially compared to Sprint or Verizon. Speeds averaged from the low 1200kpbs to as high as 5500kbps with under 100ms latency times. Upload speeds averaged 1000kps as well.
This came in very handy even as I wrote this review, tethering various devices in a somewhat remote location where there wasn’t standard internet contact and Sprint wasn’t providing sufficient bandwidth.
Call quality has been first-class, and if not for the low volume levels from the speakers, it might have been a highlight. If you purchase this device, plan on a Bluetooth headset.
BATTERY LIFE:
Battery life on the HTC Vivid is actually quite decent – and perhaps this is primarily due to the complete lack of 4G service in my home area. I could easily last an entire day of sensible use. Others have reported LTE devices from ATT do suffer from poor battery routine The AnTuTu battery test gives the Vivid a score of 458.
PROS
+ Crisp, easy to read qHD screen

+ Decent battery life (when 4G isn’t running)

+ 4G

+ 8MP f/2.2 camera
CONS
- Heat generated from back of device

- rough and heavy form factor

- Poor speaker volume

- Light leakage from top and bottom of screen

HTC Velocity 4G




The characteristic of the HTC Velocity is obviously 4G. The 4G network the phone uses is best described as Telstra's LTE enablement of its Next G network: it runs on the LTE 1800MHz network band but "switches across" to the Next G network when 4G coverage is not available. The Velocity 4G is just the second invention to work on this network: Telstra released the 4G USB modem in October last year.

HTC Velocity 4G: Design and display:

The HTC Velocity 4G looks like just another HTC Android phone. Admittedly, this is not a bad thing: the Velocity 4G has an striking gloss black bezel, tapered edges and an aluminum rear battery cover that screams premium. HTC phones are well renowned for excellent build quality and the Velocity 4G is definitely not an exception. There is a little more plastic on the Velocity 4G than many of HTC's previous phones, but this in no way cheapen the look or feel of the device, even if it does make fingerprints not possible to ignore.
The HTC Velocity 4G has a large 4.5in qHD touchscreen with a resolution of 540x960. Admittedly it's not as high res as the iPhone 4S or the Galaxy Nexus but the screen is brilliant and clear and displays crisp text. It's 
absolutely no slouch and is one of the improved displays currently available on the market.

HTC Velocity 4G: Software and performance:

The HTC Velocity 4G looks and mechanism like much like most other HTC phones. It runs the Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" OS and is skinned with HTC's Sense UI. This will come down to a matter of personal opinion though: if you like the software on HTC's current Android phones then you'll absolutely welcome it on the Velocity 4G.
All the common features of HTC Sense are available on the Velocity 4G. You can take away home screens if you don't use them (there are seven by default), the lock screen comes with four customisable shortcuts, next to the ability to display a widget in the middle of the screen, and there's also a 3D rotating effect when scrolling between home screens. Your eight most recently opened applications, quick settings toggles and a link to all phone settings all stay at the top of the notifications panel.

HTC Velocity 4G: Camera, battery life, availability:

The HTC Velocity 4G has an outstanding camera. It's an 8-megapixel, backside-illuminated sensor that promises better low light photos. We originate the dual-LED flash washed out many of our photos, but colour imitation is a highlight. The camera app starts almost instantly and is quick to snap in a row photos, though it's admittedly not as quick as the shutter on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The camera doubles as a full HD 1080p video recorder, while the 1.2-megapixel front camera excitingly records 720p HD video.

Nokia Lumia 610 NFC




Nokia Lumia 610 NFC Review:
Nokia making its most excellent offers to maintain its fame in the mobile world and that’s the definite reason for its regular production of Smart Handsets. Another good work has been unveiled by Nokia for its customers. The Nokia Lumia 610 NFC, which is specifically designed for Orange subscribers, is the name that is going to impress you in the following lines.
Body Design and Styles:
The Lumia 610 NFC Handsets is affected with trendy styles from Nokia. It is a compact gadget with TFT capacitive touch screen of 3.7 inches. The design and styles are attractive but the resolution and pixels density is ordinary. The provision of only 56K colors in the displayed images and videos do not provide excellent quality. But its sleek and elegant body is really impressive.

Camera and Its Features:

The 5MP camera has wonderful features to capture your life moments keeping a lively feel in the images. The Geo-tagging application for mentioning the time and place of the scenes, and face finding feature are all inspiring ones. Moreover, you can even record videos via this camera. The only disadvantage here is the lack of front camera which means the Orange subscribers cannot make live calls using this Nokia Lumia 610 mobile phone.

Performance and Multimedia Features:

The Microsoft Windows Phone with Mango operating system is a way to appreciate this Handsets. As far as presentation is concerned, many people may disparage this gadget. The CPU is very slow as its speed is only 800 MHz The decoration of 256MB Ram is also disappointed. You may be disadvantaged at times while using this Nokia Lumia mobile phone. Be sure to assign information slowly and randomly, else the system will get hang. The multimedia features is added with a new technology of NFC (Near Field Communication) broadening the familiarity of exchanging data with other high-tech devices. WLAN, Bluetooth and USB features are conventional. Another addition is the facility of Stereo FM Radio making it a complete multimedia device.

Memory and Battery Life:

The 8 GB internal storing capacity of Nokia 610 is limited and you cannot improve it, as there is no external card slot. Only one interesting feature is the rechargeable Standard battery, Li-Ion 1300 mAh that last longer for many hours. It was tested for a nonstop music playback of 35 hours. The talk time limit is 10.5 hours.

HTC Raider 4G



The key element of the HTC Velocity is obviously 4G. The 4G network the phone uses is best described as Telstra's LTE enablement of its Next G network: it runs on the LTE 1800MHz network band but "switches across" to the Next G network when 4G coverage is not available. The Velocity 4G is just the next product to work on this network: Telstra released the 4G USB modem in October last year.
If you're wondering how fast 4G is, the answer is quick as a flash. Officially, Telstra says the Velocity 4G will provide typical download speeds of between 2 megabits per second (Mbps) and 40Mbps, and typical upload speeds of between 1Mbps and 10Mbps. Using the Speedtest app in a 4G coverage zone, we commonly achieved speeds of almost 40Mbps. However, 3G speeds are also impressive: in a full 3G coverage zone we regularly managed speeds of between 13Mbps and 19Mbps, which is much faster than you'll get on most other  handsets including Apple's iPhone 4S, and Samsung's Galaxy Nexus.

HTC Velocity 4G: Design and display:

Putting its 4G capabilities aside, the HTC Velocity 4G looks like just another HTC Android phone. Admittedly, this is not a bad thing: the Velocity 4G has an beautiful gloss black bezel, tapering edges and an aluminum rear battery cover that screams premium. HTC phones are well renowned for brilliant  quality and the Velocity 4G is definitely not an exception. There is a little more plastic on the Velocity 4G than many of HTC's previous handset, but this in no way cheapens the look or feel of the device, even if it does make fingerprints not possible to ignore.
The HTC Velocity 4G has a large 4.5in qHD touchscreen with a resolution of 540x960. Admittedly it's not as high res as the iPhone 4S or the Galaxy Nexus but the screen is brilliant and clear and displays crisp text. It's definitely no slump and is one of the better displays currently available on the market.

HTC Amaze 4G




The first thing you'll notice when holding the HTC Amaze 4G is its solid build quality and how great it feels in the hand. Weighing in at 6.1 ounces and 0.46 inches thick, the phone is a direct descendent of the HTC Sensation, but takes advantage of T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network speed to justify the 4G branding.
An aluminum frame wraps around the boundaries and spills onto the lower half of the back, accessible in either black or white (we reviewed the latter).
a bit easier to The Amaze 4G has a 4.3-inch qHD touch screen at 960x540, which makes it actually smaller than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and hold and use with one hand.
The earpiece continues to work while the back is removed, so there's no need to off for a quick SD card swap (the SIM card is blocked by the battery, so you'll need to remove it first).
A volume rocker rests at top right, which is a rather uncomfortable position for right-handed individuals. It also doubles as a zoom control when in camera mode.

The top of the device features a 3.5mm headphone jack and power button, with micro EXT/USB on the left. A two-megapixel front camera rests to the right of the earpiece above the T-Mobile logo, with a flashing notice LED to the left.

The HTC Amaze 4G is available for a easily $179.99 with two-year contract after a $320 immediate discount and $100 mail-in refund.

Dell Mini 3iX



Dell Mini 3iX is a very eye-catching handset which supports both 2G and 3G networks. It has a thin body with the fine dimensions and is light in weight. There are abundance of things of your interest discussed below.

Display and Sound:
Display of this mobile has a very excellent quality. TFT Capacitive touchscreen makes the touchscreen capable of sensing every move of your fingers while touching the screen. 256k colors with the size of 350×640 pixels make your image more dazzling and vivid. It supports approximately all formats of sounds. Next you do not have to worry about which set-up to download and which to not. It plays all! Isn’t it great? really it is!


Storage:

The handset has 256MB built in storage and the package includes 2GB microSD card. However you can raise the storage capacity of your phone up to 32GB. If your present handset takes longer time in transfer data via Bluetooth Dell Mini 3iX’s high speed Bluetooth connectivity and data transfer is definitely going to amaze you with its show
Imaging and video shoot with Dell Mini 3iX
3.15MP camera with Auto focus and LED Flash makes imaging perfect. You would like to capture images and shoot videos making the moments saved.


Negatives about Dell Mini 3iX:

Moreover plenty of good features in Dell Mini 3iX there are few things which may disappoint the users. If you are adoring of music then may be Dell Mini 3iX does not allow you the freedom of listening to your favorite songs on any headphone you have. It does not have a 3.5mm jack which means you need to carry its specific hands-free all times if you want to enjoy music.
Most of the Dell phones lack FM radio support and this one as well. Dell Handset could be better with the addition of FM radio in its features.
It does not have a secondary camera therefore you cannot have a video call over your Dell Mini 3iX phone. If you overload your memory the handset operating system slows down.


Bottom line:

Generally this is a good handset and if above mentioned depressing facts do not bother you much Dell Mini 3iX is a wonderful device to buy and use.

Nokia 808 PureView




The 808 PureView is the true successor to Nokia's N8, the 12-megapixel cameraphone that has ruled as the undoubted king of phone photography since 2010. As with the N8, the 808’s sensor is larger than standard not only in terms of pixel count but physically as well, necessitating a rather amusing hump on the phone's back to contain the camera meeting. So, before you even pick this handset up, you know you’ll have to concession on two major things: software ecosystem and physical dimensions. But Nokia’s aware of this too, and its release of the 808 PureView in spite of these hurdles signals just how confident the company is in the device’s camera capabilities. To find out if that bullishness has been acceptable .

Hardware:

Nokia’s PureView camera technology has been in the works for more than five years, which is plain to see in the 808 handset’s design. Whereas a 13.9mm thick phone may have been considered slim in 2007, that profile is definitely plump by modern standards, leading Nokia to taper off everything that doesn’t need it and resulting in the unusually shaped device you see before you.

The top third of the phone’s back is occupied by the supersized 41-megapixel sensor, Carl Zeiss optics, a Xenon flash, and the phone’s loudspeaker, all of them covered in a chromed-out projection from the main case. A plastic cover then slopes off from there into a much more predictable phone shape, with the sides curving nicely toward the front. The congruence between this cover and the shell encircling the handset is great. They fit together perfectly and the finish is the same on both: a matte, grippy quality that’s at the same time welcoming to the touch and resistant to scuffs. Pop open the cover — which is rigid and thick sufficient to provide real protection for what lays inside — and you’ll find the 1400mAh battery covering up slots for microSD storage growth and a Micro SIM card. An NFC antenna is build into the inside of the cover.

Display:

 

640 x 360. That’s the resolution of the Nokia N8, the Nokia E7, the Nokia X7, and, unfortunately, the Nokia 808 PureView. The N8 was already behind the Android curve when it came out, what with the Nexus One starting up the move to WVGA (800 x 480), the succeeding E7 and X7 had even less of an reason, and the 808 is all out of reasons for keeping that resolution. Nokia’s distance from the leaders is best illustrated numerically: the 808 PureView gives you 230,400 dots on the screen, whereas a 720p smartphone such as the HTC One X offers 921,600. Another way in which the 808 falls behind the likes of the One X is in not having a laminated screen — meaning Nokia’s screen has a physical gap between the glass surface and the display panel — which is no big deal until you see the profit of lamination in person.
It’s not all destiny and gloominess, however. The 4-inch AMOLED display on the 808 is of the non-Pentile range and doesn’t suffer from the same blue tinging when viewed from the side as you’ll find on Samsung panels. Also an upgrading on Samsung’s technology is the auto-brightness, which works beautifully on the 808, adjusting step by step and imperceptibly as you move between bright and dark locations. Samsung’s AMOLED phones, including the most recent Galaxy S III, have tended to handle this much less elegantly.
Color facsimile on the 808 PureView is done accurately and faithfully, which is an important factor for a device planned primarily for imaging. Blacks are also what you’d expect from an AMOLED screen — deep and looming. It’s just really disappointing that Nokia didn’t match that quality with an suitable resolution. This is a device that can capture 38-megapixel stills and you’re only ever looking at 0.2 of those megapixels at any one time.

Camera:

 

I look at the photos I’ve taken with the 808 PureView and keep asking myself, where is the noise? Nokia, what did you do with the noise? Of course, if you dig around, you’ll find some manifestations of particle and artifacting, and yes, the 808 PureView has a limited full of life range, but on the whole, this feeler at 5 megapixels is simply untouchable. I say that with respect to any phone challenger, including the elder N8, but it’s also true vis-à-vis most point-and-shoot cameras. The 808 PureView is that good.

Battery life, reception, and  audio:

 The 808 PureView can survive for days, even while continuously displaying the time on its sleep screen. On the other hand, start cranking out 1080p videos or shooting with the Xenon flash and you could drain the entire battery between breakfast and lunch. As has been a reliable hallmark of Symbian phones, the 808 PureView is usually very efficient with its energy, making the rather small 1400mAh battery last longer than it should, but there’s little you can do to stop intensive processing tasks from devouring it. As noted above, the 808’s 1.3GHz processor is barely powerful enough to keep up with the rigors of PureView oversampling, guarantee that you’ll be running it at full throttle any time you get trigger-happy with the shutter button. Games and video playback have less of an impact, though you clearly won’t be taxing this phone with the likes of Infinity Bladeor Shadowgun. Typically, I got through about a day and a half between needing to recharge the 808.

HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE



In a market where big smartphones control supreme though, Verizon and HTC seem to think that a smaller device can still fascinate some jaded consumers. As a result they’ve put together the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, a poorly named device that manages to squeeze a surprising amount of control into a relatively small frame.

Features:
-4.0-inch qHD Super LCD display
-Runs Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4.0
-1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
-1GB of RAM
-8GB of onboard storage, accepts microSD cards as large as 32GB
-NFC
-8-megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera
-MSRP: $149 with a two-year contract, available as of July 5, 2012

Pros:
-Great Super LCD display
-Plenty of horsepower for daily tasks
-Solid build quality

Cons:
-Screen may seem too small for some
-Verizon loaded it up with quite a bit of bloatware
-It’s not terribly handsome

The first item I noticed about about the Droid Incredible 4G LTE is just how small it felt in my hands. After months of toting around a Galaxy Nexus, it was actually kind of shocking. The Incredible 4G is just a hair wider than the iPhone 4S, but its taller build and slightly narrower screen make it seem leaner than it actually is. Even so, the device has a well-constructed feel to it — it has a soothing heft to it and a quick bit of bending yielded none of the tell-tale creaking sounds that epidemic lower-end handsets.

Camera:
Here’s the thing concerning the Incredible 4G’s camera — it sports an 8-megapixel rear sensor and the ImageSense camera UI like its cousins in the One series, but it doesn’t seem to have the distinct ImageChip that HTC is so proud of. That said, though, images were sharp and colors were bright there’s some distinct graininess when light levels dip.

HTC’s ImageSense UI makes up for things a bit by putting plenty of controls at the user’s fingertips without becoming overwhelming. Settings and scene modes are associated vertically along the left side of the screen, while the shutter button, video toggle, and a full array of artsy filters can be accessed with one touch.

The Incredible 4G also shoots some impressive video, though there’s plenty of room for perfection There’s plenty of wiggle to be seen even with the video stabilization option turned on, so users will have to be extra careful so their recordings don’t turn into wobbling messes. On top of that, auto focus is awfully slow when recording video, so be prepared to tap-to-focus more often than not.

Display:
Let’s be real here: the screen is not going to work for everyone. It wasn’t that long ago that a 4-inch display would’ve gotten us handset geeks all hot and bothered, but those days have passed and the Incredible’s screen is left looking a little weak compared the flashy big guys on the market.

Say what you will about its size, but the Incredible 4G’s 4-inch Super LCD display is a very pleasing addition to the package. Colors were bright and well-reproduced, viewing angles were brilliant and visibility in sunlight was solid (though you’ll have to be mindful about cranking up the brightness).
Performance:
The Incredible 4G may be small, but it packs some considerable power under the hood thanks to its 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 chipset (the Adreno 220 GPU doesn’t hurt either). From a purely anecdotal standpoint, I didn’t see a single hiccup as I swiped though the Incredible 4G’s menus and scrolled through long lists of links on a handful of websites. Similarly, the Incredible handled my usual test suite of HD videos and games with aplomb — this little guy has plenty of oomph.

The Incredible 4G’s average Quadrant score was 4098 — understandably not quite as high as the HTC One S (4371) since it sports a more robust spec sheet, but it’s awfully close. Meanwhile, it put the Galaxy Nexus (2730) to shame, though that seems to be a recurring trend with the devices I’ve played with recently. In short, the new Incredible should have no trouble keeping up with your daily grind.

Battery:
I wasn’t expect much out of the Incredible 4G when it came to its removable 1700 mAh battery. My iffy past experience with the original Incredible subconsciously soured me for the Incredible 4G’s potential, but it ended up performing better than I hoped. as using the Incredible 4G as my daily driver, I was easily able to get through an entire day of taking calls, firing off emails/texts, and sneaking in the occasional YouTube video before my battery went critical.

HTC Desire C


Introduction:
a new model called 'Desire C' has launched to invigorate HTC's budget line-up. It is the most recent attempt of the manufacturer to offer something to those users, who aren't willing to spend a chance on a phone, but would love to experience some HTC love. Let's see what the Desire C has in store for us.



Design:

There are a little things going for the HTC Desire C, and its outer shell is one of them. The handset has a very lovable rounded and compact form, which utilizes mostly plastic, as one would expect in a budget phone. We have the black version, which looks quite cool thanks to the silver frame that's surrounding the screen. However, we don't like the particular feel of the soft-touch matte back side. As we mentioned, the Desire C is quite compact, allowing you to function it very easily and with one hand only.
All in all the Desire C looks good-looking , and thanks to small facts like the eye-catchy red framing around the camera lens (courtesy of the Beats Audio nature of the phone), as well as the subtle HTC logo on the back, it does manage to stand out compared to most other help in its class.

Display:

The HTC Desire C packs a 3.5” HVGA LCD screen of average quality. Its 165ppi pixel thickness isn't anything stunning, but isn't too bad either. Colors and presentation angles are fine for the purposes of this device.

Interface:

a further strong side of the HTC Desire C is the fact that it comes with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich, in a time when a lot of Android handsets, even much more powerful than the Desire C, are still waiting for their updates. Having the latest version of the OS in this modestly-spec'd phone is even more imperative when you have in mind the many software optimizations complete in ICS.

Processor and Memory:

The silicon powering the HTC Desire C is a humble 600MHz single-core CPU joined with the decent512MB RAM. The result of this is a somewhat listless handset, which takes its time to perform even some not very heavy tasks like updating an app, or loading a web page. The UI itself is fluid sufficient, although random stutters are present every now and then.
Internet and Connectivity:

Due to the slow, 600 MHz processor, web browsing is a tough endeavor on the HTC Desire C. The stock browser is unattractive, so we recommend that you install a fast, third-party one like Opera Mobile. This will significantly improve the performance amusingly, even though it packs this aging 600MHz processor, the Desire C supports Adobe Flash Player. It kills presentation even more, but can prove to be useful in some situations.

Camera and Multimedia:

There's a 5-megapixel camera in the Desire C that offers you to tweak pretty much the same options as found on the manufacturer's higher-end devices. There are various settings, so if you're into that kind of stuff, you can try and press the most out of the snapper.

Video:

Video is taken at a maximum resolution of 640x480 pixels, and overall, the quality is terrible, but since it's very smooth at near 30 fps, it's still good for basic usage.

HTC Desire VC



HTC Desire VC, which is a fanatical dual-mode model intended for China.
HTC has now properly announced and the HTC Desire VC handset smartphones running the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and HTC Sense 4.0 user interface.
Both the HTC Desire V and Desire VC have the same provision aboard, however for network support the Desire V has quad band GSM/EDGE and dual band HSPA on the SIM-1 port whilst the secondary port is for tri band GSM, while the Desire VC is CDMA/EVDO with a SIM slot for tri band GSM.
As for the stipulation of the handsets, both Android smartphones pack a 4-inch WVGA touch screen along with a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, VGA recording, FM radio, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GPS, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, a 1GHz Cortex-A5 single core processor, Adreno 200 graphics, microSD expansion and 3.5mm jack next to with Beats Audio.

HTC Desire VT


HTC Desire VT is a new mobile phone from HTC packed with bounty of current features like GPRS, 5 MP Camera, Capacitive touchscreen, 3G Network, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi,  and Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) as Operating System.

Looks like Taiwan based company HTC doesn’t believe in initiation one series of product at a exacting time. Whether it had been the ‘One’ series from the company or the latest ‘Desire’, it bangs the mobile world with a total notable devices at on go. Latest revealed smartphone from the company is HTC Desire VT Mobile

Design:

After looking HTC desire VT for the first time, you’ll wonder – are really HTC people short of designs. The phone is ergonomically designed in the same way as most of the phones from ‘One’ series and its other siblings from ‘Desire’, with no dominating distinctiveness.
The phone is painted white on the back panel and on the edges with front panel in black. It touts 4 inch capacitive touch screen which supports 480 x 800 pixels screen resolution. The multitouch functionalities on HTC Sense v4.0a UI makes it highly easy and user friendly for the beginners.

Performance:

HTC Desire VT mobile is ready with Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset and Cortex A5 processor. The combination of 512MB RAM and 1GHz Processor lets you do swifter multitasking and smoother operations of all your mobile drills
You can enjoy dreamlike gaming experience and superb video playback with the phone; thanks for Adreno200 GPUwhich gives remarkable graphical performance. The phone is also A-GPS supported which allows access tonavigational maps and guidelines
HTC Desire VT runs on Android latest v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which further allows ease of performance and also lets you access number of amusing applications from android market.
HTC launched Desire VT as a part of Dual SIM series which supports Dual SIM standby; both the SIMs are accessible at single go without any particular switching or exchange The phone supports both GSM and CDMAconnectivity.

Connectivity:

When it comes to connectivity, HTC Desire VT offers variety port/interfaces for connecting superficially. The phone comes with latest Bluetooth version 4.0 which lets you convey wireless data with other sustaining devices. You can also make connection through MicroUSB v2.0 for data transferring.
For Internet connection or WLAN connection, you can depend on Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n port or can visit any Wi-Fi hotspotfor web access.

Camera:

The new HTC Desire VT mobile is included with 5MP autofocus camera which can give you the image output of 2592 x 1944 pixels. For capturing night shots or low light captures, camera is assisted by LED flash instilled just next to the rear camera.
Also, for Video recording you can make use of rear camera which can make video recording of 720 pixels. The phone doesn’t come with frontage snapper.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S


INTRO:
Introducing the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S, one of Sony Ericsson’s latest flagship (and unlocked) devices to make its way into the US well-suited with AT&T’s network.  If you’ll recall, SE already released the Xperia Arc abroad with a single core 1 GHz Snapdragon and was touted as one of the thinnest Android devices to hit the market.  Well, SE now gives you the Xperia Arc S, its quick follow up to the unique Xperia Arc only this time with a few beefed up changes under the hood.  The Arc S is still as slim as its successor coming in at 8.7 mm thin giving an overall look that it’s even thinner thanks to its bowed design.  The device is nearly equal to the original Arc and still sports a 4.2-inch capacitive touch display but now offers a a little higher clocked CPU at 1.4 GHz .
DESIGN:
The overall design of the Arc S is pretty fulfilling as it comes in at a nicely thin 8.7 mm’s.  With a convex design, the device deservedly earns its Arc title.  And though the arced chrome arch is a bit of an optical illusion, making the device look even thinner than it is, it did the job and the hardware looks slim, sleek and offers an overall great modern design.  We reviewed the black model for the site, however, the device is also being offered in a nice white finish or sliver for those getting a bit tired of the everyday black slate.  Overall, the hardware of the device was satisfactorily sturdy.  The back plate of the device feels a bit “flimsy” at times but overall it was sturdy enough not to really pay attention to it much.  On top of the device you’ll find on the left hand side the power button.  For some odd reason SE went with a rather small round button (see pic), a little too small for our liking and not protruded enough. We found that our finger had to do a little song and dance to finally push the button all the way down effectively.  
BATTERY:
Battery life on this device was amazingly and enjoyably well.  It virtually took forever to run the device down for a recharge.  I at once hopped onto my WiFi network upon receiving the handset as service was not readily available by AT&T.  The Arc S ships with a 1500 mah Li-Po battery which touts up to 460 hours of stand-by time and just over 7 hours of talk time.  During this review I can definitely attest that battery life was not an issue for this device. We think generally on a daily basis the handset should meet your needs and give you a good full day’s charge before having to hop back on the charging port. 
PERFORMANCE:
Performance on the Arc S was similarly surprising.  The device was quick and snappy thanks to the typical Sony Mobile Bravia Engine on board.  Details on web pages, pics and even menu’s were sharp and rich in color.  It’s no Super AMOLED Plus but it got the job done.  Navigating through the device was a lovely experience as Sony has added some beautiful chill and nifty animations to keep things motivating.  Movement of icons are extremely fluid and offer a bit of a bounce when changing home screens.  There, at times, were a bit of a slight lag in respond to the touch at and Im not entirely sure if it was due to the screen technology or not.  I suspect that it is.  Another neat feature is when you pinch to zoom on the home screen to get an impression look at all your walls/home screens, the apps, icons and widgets get all mixed up and jumbled together until you pic your much loved app or widget, in which it then thrusts you to that home screen.

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