Posts Tagged ‘Nexus’

Posted by androidjunkie at 23 April 2014

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See if Samsung’s latest can beat out Google’s 6-month old entry

Every time a new phone is released touting drastically improved camera hardware and software, we naturally jump at the opportunity to put it through its paces. We’ve done just that with the Galaxy S5, and it’s clear that the phone can produce some great shots in the right conditions. Sometimes the best way to see how a phone’s camera performs is to put it head-to-head with another familiar device, and we’ve done that twice now with the Galaxy S5 versus the iPhone 5s and the HTC One M8.

Those are the latest leading flagships from Apple and HTC, so what about Google? The Nexus 5 at $349 unlocked has more than a handful of owners out there very impressed with the camera prowess of the latest phone from Google, and I tend to think it’s camera has gotten a bad rap over the half-year since it was launched. It’s time for a good ‘ol fashioned camera comparison, folks, this time between the Galaxy S5 and the Nexus 5. Let’s shed some light on this comparison and see which one picks up the highest marks.



Posted by androidjunkie at 23 April 2014

Category: Android

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See if Samsung’s latest can beat out Google’s 6-month old entry

Every time a new phone is released touting drastically improved camera hardware and software, we naturally jump at the opportunity to put it through its paces. We’ve done just that with the Galaxy S5, and it’s clear that the phone can produce some great shots in the right conditions. Sometimes the best way to see how a phone’s camera performs is to put it head-to-head with another familiar device, and we’ve done that twice now with the Galaxy S5 versus the iPhone 5s and the HTC One M8.

Those are the latest leading flagships from Apple and HTC, so what about Google? The Nexus 5 at $349 unlocked has more than a handful of owners out there very impressed with the camera prowess of the latest phone from Google, and I tend to think it’s camera has gotten a bad rap over the half-year since it was launched. It’s time for a good ‘ol fashioned camera comparison, folks, this time between the Galaxy S5 and the Nexus 5. Let’s shed some light on this comparison and see which one picks up the highest marks.



Posted by androidjunkie at 23 April 2014

Category: Android

Tags: , , ,

See if Samsung’s latest can beat out Google’s 6-month old entry

Every time a new phone is released touting drastically improved camera hardware and software, we naturally jump at the opportunity to put it through its paces. We’ve done just that with the Galaxy S5, and it’s clear that the phone can produce some great shots in the right conditions. Sometimes the best way to see how a phone’s camera performs is to put it head-to-head with another familiar device, and we’ve done that twice now with the Galaxy S5 versus the iPhone 5s and the HTC One M8.

Those are the latest leading flagships from Apple and HTC, so what about Google? The Nexus 5 at $349 unlocked has more than a handful of owners out there very impressed with the camera prowess of the latest phone from Google, and I tend to think it’s camera has gotten a bad rap over the half-year since it was launched. It’s time for a good ‘ol fashioned camera comparison, folks, this time between the Galaxy S5 and the Nexus 5. Let’s shed some light on this comparison and see which one picks up the highest marks.



Posted by androidjunkie at 23 April 2014

Category: Android

Tags: , , ,

See if Samsung’s latest can beat out Google’s 6-month old entry

Every time a new phone is released touting drastically improved camera hardware and software, we naturally jump at the opportunity to put it through its paces. We’ve done just that with the Galaxy S5, and it’s clear that the phone can produce some great shots in the right conditions. Sometimes the best way to see how a phone’s camera performs is to put it head-to-head with another familiar device, and we’ve done that twice now with the Galaxy S5 versus the iPhone 5s and the HTC One M8.

Those are the latest leading flagships from Apple and HTC, so what about Google? The Nexus 5 at $349 unlocked has more than a handful of owners out there very impressed with the camera prowess of the latest phone from Google, and I tend to think it’s camera has gotten a bad rap over the half-year since it was launched. It’s time for a good ‘ol fashioned camera comparison, folks, this time between the Galaxy S5 and the Nexus 5. Let’s shed some light on this comparison and see which one picks up the highest marks.

Posted by androidjunkie at 23 April 2014

Category: Android

Tags: , , ,

See if Samsung’s latest can beat out Google’s 6-month old entry

Every time a new phone is released touting drastically improved camera hardware and software, we naturally jump at the opportunity to put it through its paces. We’ve done just that with the Galaxy S5, and it’s clear that the phone can produce some great shots in the right conditions. Sometimes the best way to see how a phone’s camera performs is to put it head-to-head with another familiar device, and we’ve done that twice now with the Galaxy S5 versus the iPhone 5s and the HTC One M8.

Those are the latest leading flagships from Apple and HTC, so what about Google? The Nexus 5 at $349 unlocked has more than a handful of owners out there very impressed with the camera prowess of the latest phone from Google, and I tend to think it’s camera has gotten a bad rap over the half-year since it was launched. It’s time for a good ‘ol fashioned camera comparison, folks, this time between the Galaxy S5 and the Nexus 5. Let’s shed some light on this comparison and see which one picks up the highest marks.

Posted by androidjunkie at 23 April 2014

Category: Android

Tags: , , ,

See if Samsung’s latest can beat out Google’s 6-month old entry

Every time a new phone is released touting drastically improved camera hardware and software, we naturally jump at the opportunity to put it through its paces. We’ve done just that with the Galaxy S5, and it’s clear that the phone can produce some great shots in the right conditions. Sometimes the best way to see how a phone’s camera performs is to put it head-to-head with another familiar device, and we’ve done that twice now with the Galaxy S5 versus the iPhone 5s and the HTC One M8.

Those are the latest leading flagships from Apple and HTC, so what about Google? The Nexus 5 at $349 unlocked has more than a handful of owners out there very impressed with the camera prowess of the latest phone from Google, and I tend to think it’s camera has gotten a bad rap over the half-year since it was launched. It’s time for a good ‘ol fashioned camera comparison, folks, this time between the Galaxy S5 and the Nexus 5. Let’s shed some light on this comparison and see which one picks up the highest marks.

Posted by androidjunkie at 23 April 2014

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You’ll notice in just about every non-Nexus device review we’ve done over there past few years that there are comments about the pre-installed apps that come on these device, and we’ve always wondered why they’re there and who really uses them. Turns out the answer to the second part of that question is “just about nobody.” Strategy Analytics dug into their AppOptix data to look at the usage patterns of real world more than 250 users of the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy S4, and found that usage of Samsung’s custom apps on these devices lags far behind that of Google’s apps.

Posted by androidjunkie at 23 April 2014

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You’ll notice in just about every non-Nexus device review we’ve done over there past few years that there are comments about the pre-installed apps that come on these device, and we’ve always wondered why they’re there and who really uses them. Turns out the answer to the second part of that question is “just about nobody.” Strategy Analytics dug into their AppOptix data to look at the usage patterns of real world more than 250 users of the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy S4, and found that usage of Samsung’s custom apps on these devices lags far behind that of Google’s apps.



Posted by androidjunkie at 22 April 2014

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In what seems like our never-ending journey to find the best external battery pack, we may have stumbled over something to pay attention to. We’ve already taken a look at Lumsing’s 11,000mAh 5-Port Battery Pack, and told you to run out and buy one. There’s a new product out from the company, and we love it.

The Lumsing “Harmonica Style” 10,400mAh Power Bank is our favorite yet, and for the price, you won’t find a better option.

ATTENTION: We’re giving one away! Head here for the contest rules!

Design

The battery pack is made from plastic, with a smooth finish. There’s a faux-brushed metal lining towards the bottom, which adds a premium feel to the device. On the front sits a power button, 4 blue LED lights, two outputs, and to the side, the Micro USB input to charge the device. Other than that, the edges are smooth and sleek.

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Unlike the previously reviewed battery pack, the “harmonica style” option only has two outputs – one 1A, and one 2.1A. It’s not necessarily a deal-breaker, but we would have liked to see more.

Included with the battery pack is one Micro-USB cord that is about 1.5 feet long. It offers a flat shape to decrease it’s ability to tangle. It’s not horribly long, but you may find yourself not needing an overly-lengthy cord. For car rides, plane rides, or setting it on a table, the 1.5-foot long cord will be enough.

Overall, the design is great. It’s smooth, sleek, and offers a unique design.

Performance

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The performance of this battery pack is great. It does exactly what it’s supposed to do. The ports charge as quickly as they should, and the LED lights are an accurate depiction of how much battery is left. Lumsing is quoting that it will be completely charged in 6.5 hours, and we’d say that’s very accurate.

With this power bank, we’ve charged a Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), Pebble Smartwatch, and a Galaxy S3. It hasn’t given us any problems with the charging process, which is what we need.

Should you buy?

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Being totally honest, yes. With a battery size of 10,400mAh, the quality of cord that’s included, and the design, this is exactly what we’re looking for in a power bank. If you can get passed the fact that it only has two outputs, you should buy this.

Pick one up on Amazon for $19.99 in black or white variants. It has excellent hardware, a great big battery, and does what it should.

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Posted by androidjunkie at 21 April 2014

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Back in January, DigiTimes reported that Google was working with ASUS on the next small Nexus tablet, but a report today from DigiTimes runs counter to that with the notion that HTC might be the one that Google goes with for the rumored Nexus 8 . Of course, any report out of DigiTimes we have to take with a grain of salt (go ahead and re-read that first sentence if you don’t believe us), but they claim that Google is considering a new design and plans to launch the new HTC tablet as in the third quarter of the year.