Apple iPhone 5s v. Nokia Lumia Icon: What to Buy

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As Microsoft’s crop of Windows Phone becomes ever more powerful this year, those devices–dominated by Nokia and with help from Samsung and HTC–will likely be compared to the powerful and popular iPhone. Given that the iPhone 5s released in late 2013 comes with Apple’s best in terms of camera, performance, and a wholly re-designed iOS […]

HTC One v. Nokia Lumia Icon: What to Buy

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With Verizon Wireless offering two superb camera phones, choosing which device to buy within the carrier’s lineup could be quite the challenge given that the HTC One and Nokia Lumia Icon deliver outstanding low light photography. In fact, despite their different ecosystems and operating systems, both the Lumia Icon and the HTC One share a […]

Android Tablet v. Windows 8.1 Tablet: What to Buy

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With the availability of smaller 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablets recently on the market with commendable specs, performance, and battery life, is it worth it to go full Windows or should consumers still opt for any number of Android slates in a variety of different screen sizes? I actually get this question asked a lot by […]

New Alliance Brings Universal Wireless Charging Into Perspective

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To date, the problem with wireless charging is that there are too many competing standards without a universal standard. As a result, phone manufacturers and carriers are taking sides, making it harder for consumers to choose the right standard and if they switch phones or carriers they would have to upgrade these wireless chargers for […]

Apple Focuses on iPhone 6 Selfies With Sony’s Help

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Look out HTC–Apple’s speculated improved camera for the iPhone 6 is squarely aimed at your M8. According to the latest report from Nikkei and as reported by 9to5 Mac, Apple will be tapping Sony to produce the CMOS sensors for use in both the front-facing and rear-facing cameras on the iPhone 6. Supply chain reports suggest that Sony’s […]

HTC One v. Nokia Lumia 1020: What to Buy?

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Should you choose a 4-megapixel camera over a 41-megapixel camera? Is it Android v. Windows Phone? How does Sense compare to Live Tiles? Both HTC and Nokia are labeling these flagships as their best cameras on a smartphone to date, and both manufacturers are promoting their handset’s unique design and features. There is a lot to […]

Google Lays Down the Law: No More Device Launches With Dated Android OS

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If a leaked document is to be believed, Google may be instituting a policy with Android device-makers that will force new devices to launch with a somewhat recent build of the mobile operating system. According to a report on Android Police, if a device manufacturer–be it Samsung, HTC, LG, Huawei, Motorola, ZTE, or others–chooses to launch […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 v. Nokia Lumia 1520: What to Buy?

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There’s no denying that the phablet revolution is upon us with manufacturers now focusing a chunk of their design, engineering, and manufacturing efforts on devices with 5-inch or larger displays. Though Samsung wasn’t the first to market with its Galaxy Note series–Dell’s Streak 5 arrived a few years earlier to a devoted cult following despite […]

LG G2 or iPhone 5s? What to Buy.

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We took a look at the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the iPhone 5s earlier this week, and now we’re going to turn attention to LG’s late 2013 flagship, the G2. The LG G2 has an impressive, but often overlooked camera, and we want to explore how this under-rated competitor stacks up against not only the […]

LG G Pro 2: Everything We Think We Know About LG’s Phablet

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LG is slated to introduce its next phablet at Mobile World Congress to succeed the original LG G Pro, which is offered on AT&T Mobility in the U.S. The LG G Pro 2, as it is currently dubbed, will come with much improved features than the original, and here’s what we think we know so […]

HTC: We Have the Secret Solution to Make Smartwatches People Want

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According to HTC, the company may have found the secret sauce to making smartwatches a success and something that consumers will want to, and can, wear all the time. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang went on the record with Bloomberg to confirm that the company is currently working a smartwatch, expanding the company’s product line beyond smartphones […]

Microsoft Chases Owners of Aging iPhone, Galaxy Phones in New Deal

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In a new promotion to get owners of smartphones running rival platforms to its own Windows Phone 8 operating system, Microsoft is giving away a free Nokia Lumia 1020 or Nokia Lumia 1520 to switchers. Interestingly, though, the deal is very limited, and you must either own an Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy smartphone to […]

Why the iPhone 6 Will Matter to Consumers

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Regardless of whether you’re an Apple fanboy or a Google lover, the iPhone 6 is widely believed to introduce a new technology that will dramatically alter the smartphone market once again for consumers. Reports are surfacing on the Internet claiming that Apple’s next flagship smartphone, to be introduced later this year, will debut with a […]

Samsung Begins Slashing Galaxy Gear Price Ahead of Gear 2 Debut

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With rumors that Samsung may be launching its second smartwatch, speculated to be called the Galaxy Gear 2, alongside a highly anticipated flagship Galaxy S5 debut this spring, the company is now discounting its original Galaxy Gear by over $120. At this time, however, VR-Zone is reporting that the price cut is only for India, though it […]

Apple iPhone 5s v. Nokia Lumia 1020: What to Buy

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Given the popularity of both of these smartphone models today from a photography perspective with their outstanding camera performance, a comparison between Apple’s flagship and Nokia’s PureView flagship seems like a natural face-off. However, given that both devices run different operating systems and come with different usage paradigms, this comparison will be more than just […]

Dell Venue 8 Pro Keyboard Review

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The 8-inch Windows 8 Dell Venue 8 Pro is one of the most well-appointed and affordable 8-inch Windows tablets on the market today with a screen size that’s designed to compete against consumer-grade devices like Apple’s iPad mini and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8. With that in mind, Dell had committed to building out the tablet’s […]