Saturday, 24 May 2014

Is it the best smartphone in the World?

HTC One M8

HTC One M8

What to say about the HTC One M8? They often say the second album is the hardest, but the follow up to the all-conquering HTC One takes the best of that phone and yet still re-invents things enough to make it a massive recommendation over the old model.
We love the speed of the camera, the Duo Camera is smart as a tack, the Boomsound upgrade is impressive and the design... well, you have to hold it.
The Snapdragon 801 processor has boosted battery dramatically compared to the 600 of last year, and that means that photos also process much more quickly as well - even the front-facing camera is much better.
Gaming, movies, photography, browsing all work really well, and in a phone that that's easily going to destroy whatever anyone else can design, unless Apple or LG have got some dark sorcery up their sleeves when the iPhone 6 or LG G3 appear later in the year.

HTC Nexus 6 desire vs Nexus 5 smartphone reality

Nexus 6 vs Nexus 5
The Nexus range of mobile devices have grown in popularity over the last couple of years as more users look to experience Android in its purist form, and today we have a new HTC Nexus 6 desire vs. Nexus 5 smartphone reality.
We have been hearing a lot of rumours about the Nexus series of mobile devices recently that are rumoured to be discontinued next year, but it is thought that there will be one more product refresh for 2014 and now we have a concept phone idea of what an HTC Nexus 6 could look like compared to the current model, and a lot of fans of the series would love to see HTC make the next Nexus smartphone.
This Nexus 6 design is the work of Vishal, and it is an HTC device who have been rumoured to be making the handset this year. The handset has a 5.7-inch Full HD display housed in a polycarbonate body powered by a 64-bit processor with 3GB of RAM.
On the rear of the device surprisingly is only a 12MP camera which does have OIS and 4K video capture, while around the front is a 5MP shooter. Internal storage starts at 16GB going all the way up to 64GB, and check out the video of the concept design below.
Do you like this design?
Source: mygadgetic via Concept Phones.
Nexus 6 vs Nexus 5
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Microsoft Surface RT vs Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2:Who is the best?

                                                                                                                                                                                             Microsoft Surface RT                                                                                                                                                             The Microsoft Surface's Metro interface is innovative, elegant, powerful, and versatile. The tablet feels strong and well-built, runs Office 2013, and includes rich video and music services. Its keyboard cover accessories are the best ways to type on a tablet, period.
But, The tablet's performance can be sluggish, its Windows Store is a ghost town, Metro takes getting used to, and the Desktop interface feels clunky and useless.
The bottom line: If you're an early adopter willing to forget everything you know about navigating a computer, the Surface tablet could replace your laptop. Everyone else: wait for more apps.                                                                                                         Specifications
Display type10.6 inColor TFT active matrix - Yes
OSMicrosoft Windows RT
ProcessorNVIDIA Tegra 3
Wireless connectivityIEEE 802.11nIEEE 802.11bIEEE 802.11aIEEE 802.11g
Dimensions (WxDxH)9.3 mm10.8 in 6.8 in
Weight676 g                                                                                                                                                                           Price;$494.98 to $599.00                                                                                                                                                                        VS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2                                                                                                                                                      The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is the best-looking Atom Windows 8 tablet yet, and the optional keyboard dock is excellent. All-day battery life makes it great for travel.
But, The Tablet 2 is expensive, especially considering the small 64GB SSD, lack of USB 3.0, and generally slow Atom performance.
The bottom line: This Windows 8 tablet from Lenovo scores with great industrial design and battery life, but adding practically required accessories makes the ThinkPad Tablet 2 very expensive for what you get.
System configurations                                                                                                                                                              Windows 8 (32-bit); 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760; 2GB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 737MB (Total) Intel GMA; 64GB MMC SSD           Specifications
ProcessorIntel Atom
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8
Display Type10.1 in
Weight1.3 lbs                                                                                                                                                                          Price: $679.00

Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx vs Asus VivoTab Smart:Which is Better?

                                                                                                                                                                     Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx                                                                                                                                                                 The IdeaTab Lynx is well-balanced when plugged into its keyboard base, and offers good battery life, and a bigger-screen alternative to Lenovo's other Atom tablet.
But, The keyboard has too much flex, and the docking hinge sticks. For only a little more, better products are available.
The bottom line: The IdeaTab Lynx is a perfectly functional Windows 8 hybrid but lacks the lower price of some competitors, or better design and features of others.
System configurations                                                                                                                                                            Windows 8 (32-bit); 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760; 2GB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 737MB (Total) Intel GMA; 64GB MMC SSD                                                                                                                   Specifications
ProcessorIntel AtomZ2760 / 1.8 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Memory2 GB / 2 GB (max)
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8
Display Type11.6 in IPS
Max Resolution1366 x 768 ( HD )
Graphics ProcessorPowerVR SGX545
Optical DriveNone
Weight22.6 oz                                                                                                                                                                      Price:$649.00

Asus VivoTab Smart                                                                                                                                                              The Asus VivoTab Smart ME400 is as inexpensive as Atom Windows 8 tablets get, and the add-on keyboard/touch-pad combo is excellent.
But, The keyboard doesn't actually attach, which can be a hassle, and the folding magnetic cover takes practice to set up properly.
The bottom line: In a sea of hard-to-distinguish Atom-powered Windows 8 tablets, the Asus VivoTab Smart ME400 stands out a bit thanks to clever accessories.
System configurations                                                                                                                                                           Windows 8 (32-bit); 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760; 2GB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 725MB (Total) Intel GMA; 64GB SSD                                                                                                                                 Specifications
ProcessorIntel Atom Z2760 / 1.8 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Memory2 GB
Operating SystemWindows 8
Display Type10.1 in IPS
Max Resolution1366 x 768 ( HD )
Graphics ProcessorPowerVR SGX545
Optical DriveNone
Weight24 oz                                                                                                                                                                          Price:$479.99 to $583.06

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 vs HP Slate 8 Pro:Hot Cake Is...................

Lenovo ThinkPad 8                                                                                                                                  The ThinkPad 8 is a great-feeling device, and one of the most solid 8-inch tablets I've tried. It costs $399, compared to the $300 (or even $270) price for Dell and Toshiba's tablets, but you also get more: 64GB of storage, and a higher-resolution, clearly superior display. Going to 64GB would cost around as much with both of those models, and the ThinkPad 8 has better design, extras, and all-around performance.The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 runs full Windows 8.1, has an excellent higher-res 8.3-inch display, 64GB of storage standard, all the basic ports you'd need, and fits into a super-slim package.
But, More expensive than other 8-inch Windows tablets; doesn’t come with a stylus, or keyboard; other tablets have better battery life.
The Bottom Line If you’re craving full Windows 8 on a tablet the size of an iPad Mini, and want a great display, the ThinkPad 8 is one of the best we’ve seen...but not by much.

                                                                                                                                         Lenovo ThinkPad 8

Price $499

Display size/resolution 8.1-inch, 1,920x1,200 touch screen

PC CPU 1.46GHz Intel Atom Z3770

PC Memory 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz

Graphics Intel HD Graphics

Storage 64GB SSD

Optical drive None

Networking 802.11b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0

Operating system Windows 8.1 Pro (32-bit)

HP Slate 8
Pro                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The HP tablet one-ups its fellow 8-inchers, with its sharp 1,600x1,200-pixel resolution IPS display, Nvidia's speedy Tegra 4 CPU, and a healthy 2GB of RAM.The Slate 8 Pro has a larger and longer lasting battery than its 7-inch competition. The Slate 8 Pro is rated for 11 hours by HP, with a 5680 mAh battery. By comparison the white labeled Tegra 7 Notes will have a 4,100 mAh battery rated for 5 hours.In comparison to the Galaxy Note 8's average 1,280x800-pixel-resolution screen with 189 ppi (pixels-per-inch) (also the same resolution as Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3) and the iPad Mini's shamefully low 1,024x768-pixel display and 163 ppi, the Slate 8 Pro's 253 ppi blows them out of the water, making its screen the sharpest out of the high-end 8-inch tablet models. The bigger dimensions and 8-inch display of the Slate 8 Pro also means a higher 1600 x 1200 resolution… not to mention its highly touted IPS panel covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. By comparison, the Tegra 7 Note still (unfortunately) has a relatively low resolution 1280 x 800 display.According to HP, the Slate 8 Pro has a high color gamut, promising a wide range of color for a more dynamic multimedia experience. Unfortunately, thanks to its 4:3 aspect ratio, the 8-inch tablet is best used for browsing and reading rather than video watching.                                          Specifications                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
7.9-inch LCD Touchscreen Display
1200 x 1600 Pixel HD Native Resolution
NVIDIA Tegra 4 Processor
Rear-Facing Camera
microSD Media Slot
Wi-Fi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Price:$330