The Optimus L9 leads the pack of the L-Series of smartphones that has been known for its budget-friendly pricing and attractive styling. The L9 is not really a built from scratch creation but rather a blend of all the good elements from the most recent releases of the brand.
The Optimus L9 has a body crafted from plastic, just like the built of its sibling the 4X HD, with a double frame of silver going along its sides. The flagship Optimu G gets a glass cover for the back just apt for its status.
Basically, the L9 clearly derives its DNA from the 4XHD but with certain changes. The L9, for example, does not have the leather-like feel on its back but makes use of a simpler pattern. It also has hardware Home key contrasted to the capacitive buttons of the 4X HD. The front of the phone is mostly occupied by the 4.7-inch display with the capacitive Menu and Back buttons just below the screen.
Hardware and User Interface
The Optimus 9 by LG runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich with the Optimus UI 3.0 blending on top. This is the same setup for the top of the line Optimus G and users will surely appreciate the functionality and visuals of the LG skin. While only sporting a 1GHz dual-core CPU and 1GB RAM, the Optimus L9 delivers a very smooth performance.
The bright themes and whie menus are also very nice on the high-resolution screen. Users can also customize most of the features and aspects of their experience, even the backlight of the capacitive key.
By default, users have access to seven homescreens that are filled with shortcuts and widgets. You can delete some of these if you do not need them so you can speed the system up a bit.
The phone comes with a 5-MP main camera that can capture 2592 x 1944 pixel images.
The L9 has a good balance of looks, features, and tag price. It is another big-screen phones out there that is worth your penny unless you are looking for a phone that can double as your point and shoot camera since its 5-MP camera is quite disappointing.Tags: LG Optimus L9, LG Phones
November 23rd, 2012Nokia
The Lumia 810 by Nokia is a good Windows 8 Phone but it comes with a certain budget aura that some consumers will not like.
The Lumia 810 may not be as flashy as the other phones using the Windows Phone operating system. Comparing it to the HTC 8X and the Droid Razor M, it looks more bulky. It is not super thick measuring around 0.43 inches and not so monstrous at 5.1 ounces. If you are looking for a stylish phone, you might have to look somewhere else since the Lumia 810 has a workman-like attitude that comes with it.
The rough looks may be okay when you are talking about a budget phone but with its specs close to the Lumia 822 and the 820, this may not be the case. Plus the contract costs for the Lumia 810 is more expensive than the other two. The rubberized back provides a comfortable grip and the flat edges make it easier to use the buttons.
Although the Lumia 810 is not as tricked out as the WP8 flagship phones, it sports a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor working together with a 1GB RAM. Users can use an internal storage that has an 8GB capacity but this can be expanded to as much as 64GB using a microSD.
At the back of the 810 is an 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens while a 1.2MP camera graces the front.
The performance of the Lumia 810 is at par with the HTC 8X since they depend on the same chip. Users can swipe and open apps without any lag. Opening full websites may take longer compared to opening mobile sites.
The call quality is excellent with no issues on clarity, noise, and volume.
Despite its less elegant design, the Nokia Lumia 810 is a nice upgrade from the typical smartphones. It is worth trying for its beautiful display, call quality, and speedy performance.
The HTC Windows Phone 8X does not have a very appealing name for a phone. Do not let the name turn you off though without looking at its merits. The Windows Phone 8X is expected to roll out by November and has been the handset of choice of Microsoft to carry its mobile OS.
The designers of HTC opted to give the line of phones carrying the new Windows operating system a new design. The 8x leads the pack with a unibody design with a bluish purple finich. It is quite a refreshing sight to see a brightly colored phone in a market dominated by black techy slabs. The phone will also be offered in black, neon yellow, and red .
The Windows Phone 8X may be a bit chunky at 10.6 mm when placed side by side with the HTC One X at 8.9mm, Samsung Galaxy S3 at 8.6mm, and the iPhone 5 at 7.6mm.The design lines using tapered edges though makes this phone deceptively slim. The back of the phone is a bit rounded that helps improve its grip. It is also a bit weighted, giving it a stable feel like premium phones.
Here are some of its main features:
- 4.3inch Detailed LCD display with 720 x 1280 resoluton and 342 ppi definition (even better than the iPhone 5)
- 8MP main camera with BSI sensor that helps in low light conditions. It also has a 2.1MP front-facing camera
- Beats Audio that gives it crisp treble and deep bass.
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm processo
- Windows Phone 8 operating system that features a clean, tiled interface
- 4G LTE capable for faster data download, video streaming, and web browsing
It is too early to say how this phone from Nokia will be accepted by the market. It is an interesting gadget though. We are also waiting for the official pricing, so we will keep you posted.
I like this phone a lot, but I still prefer the Blackberry curve. I got mine at Dialaphone in the UK, and got a great deal...Tags: HTC, windows phone, windows phone 8x
Samsung gets back to the basics and provides consumers a cheap phone that is light to the pocket figuratively and literally. This phone might be on the bottom of the chain but it surely knows how to be the best down there.
The Galaxy Pocket S5300 an 832MHz processor working with a 289MB RAM. It operates on a Gingerbread with TouchWiz interface on top. The device can basically operate on quad-band and dual-band 3G networks. It has an internal storage of up to 3GB but can be expanded to 32GB using a microSD.
Other features include a basic 2MP camera that is geotagging capable. It also has GPS receiver, MicroUSB, Bluetooth, Swype input, Stereo FM, and integration to Social network.
Looking at its main components reveals the weakness of the Pocket S5300. The camera has no flash, it has no secondary camera, and its camera’s focus is just fixed. In addition, the video recording is on a turtle like 15fps. It does not support Adobe Flash.
The Galaxy Pocket S5300 has Gingerbread with the Touchwiz on top. The processor does well for its purpose. The display has a small screen so it does not have any lag. Working with the home screens though seems to be crammed with a very small space to manipulate with.
The web browser does not have Flash support plus the screen is too small so you need to zoom in to read what you are browsing thru.
The Galaxy Pocket is a phone for the beginners. It offers the basics of everything from size, screen resolution, processor, imaging, and other specs. The ost though is great if you are looking for a very affordable gadget that can do simple browsing and handle the basic apps. It is a bit unfair to compare this beginner phone with other phones in the market. It serves its purpose well.
With everyone picking an iPhone or a Blackberry, people are sometimes forgetting there are still loads of great Windows Mobile Phone options out there... Check a few of them out at LG.com!Tags: Android Gingerbread, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Pocket s5300, Smartphone, Swype, TouchWiz
March 26th, 2012Motorola
The Dorid was once considered as the saver of the business of its mother company, boosted the life of Android, and was initially tagged as the anti iPhone. Two years after, the phone using a name licensed by Lucasfilm, the Motorola Droid is struggling in a market where it can only hang onto its QWERTY appeal and the brand equity.
The new Motorola Droid does not have the lip anymore which gives you a clue that there is a keyboard tucked somewhere. The new design makes use of an uninterrupted front and odd corners seen before with their Droid RAZR. The company is taking a break from their traditional thin phone come and get it theme but they might have missed some things that will lure the consumers in. It has some good points though.
The phone is a bit large at 5×2.65×0.5 inches but you might be surprised that it is quite comfortable to hold. It is also 0.5 ounce heavier than its older sibling the Droid 3. The phone now is also sans the familiar polished frame and rubber back cover but is now encased by a plastic body. It feels solid but plastic is still plastic.
It has a 8 megapixel camera on the back and a 1.3MP partner in front. Pretty much every spaces is occupied with HDMI and USB sockets, volume rocker, headphone jack, and power button that you can easily trace on the sides.
On the plus side, the keyboard is where the money went on the design. The QWERTY keyboard will give consumers an improved experience when they use the keyboard. The keyboard of the Droid 4 can most likely be classified as one of the best in the market.
This phone runs on Gingerbread 2.3.6 and most likely will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich soon. If you are familiar with the environment, the platform gives you the consistent experience you can expect. The real estate is still the same where you can sort the apps depending on your preference or display the whole collection. Expect a ton of bloatware though. Motorola has also included Smart Actions which basically learns the user’s habits and automatically adjust to these so the battery can be optimally used.
The phone is not for you if you are after the looks and the flashiness. It is more for the power users who can make most of the flagship keyboard and access to the LTE networks. It is pretty cheap too at $200 with contract .Tags: droid 4, motorola droid, smart phone, Smartphones
Everyone expected an iPhone 5 but what we got is the iPhone 4S. Turn away if you want something that sleek, slim or wedge shaped. Hopefully you can accept one of the last products introduced within Steve Job’s lifetime, the iPhone 4S is not a new phone but give it a try and it might just impress you.
The spin on of the iPhone 4 comes with a better processor, an improved camera, more storage, and a virtual assistant that’s pretty much there to please and help you. The iPhone 4S of course bumps its older sibling down the like the 3GS taking over the status of the 3G before.
The iPhone 4S looks very familiar. It walks on the same path as the finely crafted iPhone 4 when you hold and touch the iPhone 4S. Compared to the Android handsets, the 4S feels heavy, dense, and small. It tips the scale at 140 grams or 3 grams more than the iPhone 4. Even the most die hard Apple fan will not be able to tell the difference between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S by just looking at the exterior. There might be a few millimeter shift with some controls but that’s it, and it even makes use of the same antenna setup. The 4S can instantly switch between the exterior antennas to ensure that you do not drop your on going call.
The insides get some tweaks as well. The brains of the iPhone 4S is now an A5 processor which is a dual-core chip that you can also find in the iPad 2 but the phone version runs at 800 MHz. The RAM is still 512 MB but the storage doubles to 64 GB. The iPhone 4S is also quadband HSDPA/ UMTS/ HSUPA, quadband EDGE/GSM, and dual band which basically means that you will have no problem using 3G data in any network across the globe.
The display is still the 3.5 inch Retina display with 960 x640 resolution that is still among the best in the best market today
The iPhone 4S introduces the new operating device of the Apple mobile world. The big thing about the iPhone 4S is the Siri which will serve your as your virtual assistant. Siri can do a lot for you from sending emails, text messages, looking for information on the web, getting directions, and a lot more. Just talk to her and Siri will interact with you.
When you get hold of the iPhone 4S, ask Siri, “ What is the best phone today? “, and wait for her answer.
Android and Apple represent the two big mobile phone markets that the online casino companies and games developers are targeting with their products and services, but there are key differences between the two. Many online pokies Australia sites cater for both markets. Apps developed for Android devices can be used on a phone made by any company that has Android OS whereas those apps created for Apple devices – like the iPhone – can generally only be used on them.Tags: Apple iPhone, iPhone 4s, Retina display, Siri, Smartphones
August 13th, 2010cell phones
Finding the best deal on a cell phone plan can be a real challenge, there are a lot of things that need to be considered. Fortunately the internet makes it easy to find the best cell phone plan for your situation since you can easily make comparisons. This allows you to see what options are available so that you can decide what you need and don’t need in your cell phone plan. It also allows you to see the prices offered by the different providers making it easy to find the best price.
The first thing that you are going to want to think about is what kind of cell phone plan you are going to need. A standard cell phone plan is one that requires you to sign a long term contract for which you will get a certain number of minutes. The advantages of this type of plan are that you usually get free evening and weekend calls as well as a free phone. The minutes are also cheaper providing that you use your phone enough. The downside is that you are committed to a long term contract and if you don’t use your minutes each month they will expire. Even worse if you go over your minutes you may find yourself with an unexpectedly large bill. This type of plan is ideal for people who use their phone a lot, and one of the most popular mobile deals at dialaphone.
The other common type of cell phone plan is a pay as you go plan. This is one in which you put minutes onto the phone and they are deducted as you use your phone. The advantage of this is that there are no long term contracts and there will be no nasty surprises, you can’t go over your minutes. The downside is that it the cost per minute is higher and you usually don’t get free weekend calling or a free phone. This type of plan is best for people who don’t use their phone very often.
The key to getting the best cell phone plan online is to take advantage of the opportunity to compare plans. There are a lot of things that go into a cell phone plan so there are a lot of factors that will need to be considered. The best bet is to compare everything, this will make it easier to see what is available and find the best option for you.
April 3rd, 2010LG
LG is coming out with some hot, hot phones this season and I have to say that their newest phone, the LG GB280 is certainly one phone that is going to be hot. Why? Because the LG GB280 that is going to be released in Brazil actually comes pre-loaded with Lady Gaga wallpaper as well as songs!
Some of the most popular songs like Paparazzi, Dance in the Dark and Bad Romance. This music phone actually has a lot of technology packed in their as well, for example, it has a 2-megapixel camera, a 176 x 220 pixel display, stereo Bluetooth, a built-in music player, an FM radio, e-mail, a web browser, Dolby Mobile sound and GSM/EDGE connectivity.
You want a slider phone that is cool and chic? That is what this LG phone is all about!Tags: cell phones, lady gaga, LG, LG GB280, new phones, phones
March 20th, 2010Android
One company that I do not think a lot of people know about is Kyocera Communications Inc, this is a company that not only is awesome for their production in phones and also their awesome technology that they have packed into their phones, but this company is known for their variety of phones too. That is where the brand new Android, the Zio M6000 is introduced!
The technology packed into the Android from Kyocera Communications Inc is absolutely incredible. Not only does it offer up a 3.5-inch 480 x 800 touchscreen display, a 3.2MP camera with 30fps video recording, a virtual QWERTY keyboard, a 256MB of internal memory, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), an accelerometer sensor, an ambient light sensor, a media player, a web browser, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 3.5mm headset jack, Android OS but it supports CDMA2000 1x EV-DO rev. A connectivity.
You want technology and sleek style? That is what this phone is all about!Tags: android phones, cell phones, Kyocera Communications Inc, new phones, phones
February 27th, 2010Samsung
When you think about it, there are not too many phones out there that are just for women – however, Samsung has been thinking about the ladies and I can tell you for sure, that the brand new Samsung Clutch SPH-W9500 is actually one of those phones that is just for the ladies – in the UK. While Samsung may just be thinking about the UK, I can tell you for sure that these phones are hot all over.
The Samsung Clutch SPH-W9500 is actually one handset that is going to be available in South Korea and it is packed with technology. The Samsung Clutch SPH-W9500 has a 3.2-inch display, 3G, GPS, T-DMB, a 3MP camera with 3D motion picture, a secondary 1.3MP camera for video calls, a MicroSD card slot (up to 16GB), and a 960 mAh battery.
All of this and extra apps added in just for a women? This phone is definitely one that I will be investing in!Tags: cell phones, new phones, phones, Samsung, Samsung Clutch SPH-W9500, samsung phones