Monday, February 24, 2014

The Galaxy S5

Photos of the galaxy S5 leaked today, and let me tell you, I am not very impressed as far as the visuals go. This is a link to an album someone leaked today. The device itself doesn't look very impressive. The bezels are bigger than the S4, although the screen is bigger. A 2800mah battery with a rumored 2K screen is going to be a battery killer. The LG G2, came out 6 months ago and has a bigger battery than that, come on Samsung. I fear Samsung is falling into the same boat as Apple. Small subtle improvements each year, knowing that people will buy it because its "The Galaxy S5". I don't want that. I want something I pull out of my pocket, and people say "wow what's that!!!" Not, oh you have a galaxy? We're entering a time where phone manufacturers are all trying to make the next new fad (watches, fitbits, glasses) and unfortunately I don't see this being one of them, even though it will be. comment below on what you think about the S5!

Monday, September 30, 2013

The Google LG Nexus 5, and why you should it should be your next smartphone

If you're like me, you are sitting on an upgrade, and not really sure what to do as far as picking a phone goes. I'm here too tell you, buy an iPhone 5C. Just kidding. Don't waste your money on Apple garbage that's 3 years behind every android device on the planet. I suggest to everyone, to wait for the Nexus 5 to come out in the next few months, and let me give you a few reasons why.

1. PRICE (pretty obvious)

The beautiful thing about buying Nexus devices, is you are getting top of the line hardware and specs, for almost half the cost as anyone else. The Galaxy S4 is around 700 dollars off contract, which is absolutely insane. The Nexus 5 will cost (this is an educated guess) around 300-350 dollars, which is half the price of anything else, with the same (in my opinion better) user experience.

2. UPDATES (real catch)

Buying a Nexus phone has one simple bonus. You will always (except for you Gnex verizon people) get the latest version of android, before everyone else. Who doesn't like new software as fast as possible?

3. Everything else

The Nexus 5 is going to be a 5inch 1080p screen with a snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of ram and a 8mp shooter. Now for those of you who have no idea what I just said, I can break it down for you. Let's imagine that the phone you have in your hand right now (which im guessing is close to 1-2 years old) is the car you had when you were 16. Probably an old beater that had 200,000 miles on it that you didn't care about. The Nexus 5, is an Audi A8 with all the little extras like leather seats and air condition and the fancy GPS that you brag about to all your friends, but never really use it, because you would have your Nexus 5 navigating you around with Google Maps ;)

when it doubt, wait it out, and buy Nexus 5

Saturday, March 16, 2013

ROM REVIEW - AOKP MR BUILD 5

I have decided to dedicate part of my time testing and evaluating ROMS. I am running a gNex (toro) but i'm sure that most of these rom i review should work on most phones..... DRUM ROLL PLEASE....

AOKP JBMR Build 5

I've always been a fan of AOKP for several reasons. The main point being, the customization of the phone. There is very little in this ROM that you cant change. The NAV bars... the colors... the icons themselves. I've been rocking this room for about 3 weeks now, and i must say i am enjoying it. The battery life is better than stock, but battery life varies to how much over/under clock to RAM management/widgets/display. Another reason I enjoy there roms so much is that the dev is always updating and fixing issuses in the rom. I definitely suggest checking this one out, if i had to explain every customization feature on the phone, id be writing a small novel. I personally change roms on my phone anywhere from 2-4 times a week.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Phones you should buy INSTEAD of the iPhone 5

Hey there guys, this is a small list of phones you should buy now, or wait for versus buying the inferior and technologically lacking iPhone 5. Over the course of the next week, I will write a more detailed review of each phone itself, so come back and check it out :)

Go Ahead and google the names for more info

Phones for Now :)

Galaxy Nexus

Samsung Galaxy SIII

Galaxy Note 2

HTC One X Plus

Sony Experia

LG Optimus G

Motorola Droid RAZR HD MAXX


Phones in the next few Months

HTC DLX

LG Nexus 4

(Rumored) Sony Nexus Device

(Rumored) HTC Nexus Device

(Rumored) Sony Nexus Device


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Why I hate the iPhone 5 and despise anyone who thinks it's "cool and innovative"

I've been meaning to write this article for a very long time. I literally HATE the iPhone 5, because ultimately when it boils all the way down, there is nothing innovative and cool about it. If we time traveled back to 2010, then I would think the iPhone 5 is pretty cool, but sadly, it is 2012.

REASON 1.

The "Innovative" 4 Inch Screen 

Whoa.... the iPhone 5 has a 4 inch screen!?!?!?!?!?!? SO INNOVATIVE I CANT BELIEVE IT - said no one ever. The HTC evo came out almost 3 years ago, and it had a 4.3 inch screen, not to mention that is was actually 4.3 inches from corner to corner, all they did with the iPhone is stretch it longer. It is not wider at all, just taller with yet another "innovative" feature, an extra row of apps on the homescreen.... truly mind blowing technology Apple makes, said no one ever. 

REASON 2. 

The "Innovative" LTE

This is probably what makes me most mad about the iPhone 5. LTE has been around for almost a year and a half now... in an ideal world, the iPhone 4S should of had LTE, because at that time was when we saw a surge in LTE devices coming out, however, Apple being Apple, held out on the technology, because quite frankly, they suck, and for some reason, people still buy they're phones anyways.


 REASON 3

 The iPhone 5 copied a few tricks from the almost 1 year old Galaxy Nexus (my current phone)

Let's make a list of things that the iPhone has taken from Android, or more specifically, my current phone, the Galaxy Nexus. Let's see, multitasking is the first thing. People don't realize that the Android OS has been multitasking for almost 4 years now, and not to mention Android also has had a notification pull down for 4 years too. Another thing, panoramic camera.... My phone (Galaxy Nexus) and most Ice Cream and JellyBean phones have been doing it for a long time now. Overall, it just blows my mind how ignorant apple fanboys are. The iPhone 5 doesn't even have NFC, but I'm sure that next iPhone will have it and people will think they are so cool. I laugh in people's face who try and tell me the iPhone 5 is the best phone on the market. I have countlessly made so many people feel like idiots after I basically tore they're "innovative" phone to shreds. I am begging all of you, please dont waste youre money on the iPhone 5. If you want to be stuck in 2010 of phone technology, then by all means go for it. But what I ultimately boils down to is, do you want something you think is "cool", or do you want the best thing for you're buck. I will never own an iPhone unless it is the best phone on the market, and in that case, I never will. My next article will be suggestions on phones to buy now. Android or Die :)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Nexus 7 Review is it worth it?

I recently received my nexus 7 tablet, I must say that I am thoroughly impressed. The tablet itself is extremely fast. Compared to the apple ipad the nexus 7 holds its own. Considering the 200 dollar price tag you are definitely better off doing with the nexus. 7 inch screen is extremely gorgeous and the battery is phenomenal. Google now and google voice typing are super awesome. I typed this entire  article with google voice and it was wonderful. If you're considering  purchasing a tablet I definitely recommend saving 300 dollars and buying the Nexus 7. 1 drawback to the Nexus is that there are not many tablet orientated apps. However, JellyBean is fairly new, so let's give developers sometime to start making some goodies for us.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Do I buy an iPhone?

Smart phones are becoming a pretty standard thing in America. About 1 in 2 American's own a smart phone. Along with the fact over 900,000 Android phones are activated every day, it's safe to say that we are headed into an age where phones are getting faster and better every month, but the real question everyone asks is, should I buy an Android or an iPhone, hopefully after reading this article, you will have a better understanding as to which phone is appropriate for you.

I realize that this blog is mostly about Android phones, but I will try my hardest not to be biased in my opinions, but for the record, I refuse to own an iPhone until it is the best phone available, and that has yet to be the case. I will go over a few pro's and con's of each phone.

The Apple iPhone



Pro's

The biggest pro for the iPhone is that iOS (Apple's operating system) is far more simple and easy to use than Android. For those of you who are not exactly "tech-savy" or just don't have the time to sit around and mess with your phone, than the iPhone is the way to go.

Another pro for the iPhone is the Retina Display. Apple does a fantastic job and making screens for its devices, and the Retina Display is absolutely beautiful for the iPhone.

The next pro for the iPhone, is that is works perfectly with iTunes. iTunes backs up all of your app's, contacts, music, pictures, and everything in between.

Con's

The biggest pro for the iPhone 4S is that it is not an LTE device. Many people will tell you that their iPhone is a 4G device, which is true, but not 100% true. ATT's idea of 4G is HSPA+ , which is faster than 3G internet, but nowhere near on the same level as LTE. If you want looking to buy an LTE phone (Android or iPhone) I suggest going to Verizon, because they have the largest LTE footprint of any other phone company. Now, most Android phones today are all LTE capable, no iPhone out to date is, however, the iPhone 5 will be LTE, so if you want true 4G LTE internet on your iPhone, I suggest waiting it out for the new iPhone to come out

The next con isn't really a con, but it could be to some people. Screen Size. The iPhone 4S has a screen size of 3.5 inches, which is pretty standard in today's world. However many Android phone's coming out can range anywhere from 4 inches, all the way to 5 inches. You might think to yourself, "gee whiz, why would I want my phone screen to get any bigger than it already is?" Well,  I had the same exact thought when switching from my HTC Droid Incredible to my Motorla Droid Razr, and I will tell you right now that a bigger screen is better. It makes reading, texting, movie watching, 1000x easier than on the tiny screen. You might not like it at first, but you will get used to it, and you will never want to go back. The iPhone 5 is rumored to have a 4 inch screen, which is fairly small compared the the 4.8 screen of the newly released Samsung Galaxy S III (which I totally recommend you buying if you need a new phone)

Overall I definitely recommend getting an Android. With the massive screens, 4G LTE capabilities across multiple wireless providers, and overall better hardware in every way almost, you'd be dumb to buy an iPhone. I will write another 2 articles on why people who buy iPhones and think they have the best phone are the most annoying people on earth, and another article containing pro's and con's of an Android phone. Stay posted, donate, and please vote on the right it would help me a lot with writing :)