It’s almost been 2 months since Apple’s new flagship phone, the iPhone 5S, was unveiled for the first time in San Francisco. Since then the dust has cleared and the smoke has lifted and the iPhone 5S is well entrenched in the public’s eye as the phone to beat, when it comes to top-of-the-line smartphones.
Whether the iPhone 5S is the best phone in the world is up for debate, but it does live up to expectations and more.
In this article we’ll go over the features of the iPhone 5S and separate the hype from the facts. What you find out may surprise you and help you to make up your mind on whether to buy it or not. More...
HTC has a new flagship smartphone that is about to launch and judging by the preliminary reactions and reviews, the HTC One may be the one that will put the company back on the map.
The design and look of this new smartphone offers some great eye-candy, but as we’ll find out with the HTC One, there’s a lot of good stuff going on beneath the metal enclosure too.
Those who have already seen and handled the HTC One are struck by its stylish design lines overall good looks. It has a large display that virtually goes from side to side with hardly any bezel, and the slim case is made out of matte-finished aluminum.
This phone is sure to turn some heads.
What’s on the inside?
The HTC One starts out with a full 4.7-inch HD display with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. The phone runs on a Snapdragon quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon processor (8-core in some countries) with Android 4.1.2 OS (Jelly bean), which can be upgraded to version 4.2.2.
The One comes in two storage configurations—32GB and 64GB with 2GB of RAM. Along with LTE capability, it has GPS, NFC compatibility, Bluetooth 4.0, micro-USB 2.0 port, and Wi-Fi, among other features. More...
On Thursday, 7:00 p.m. EST, a press event was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. J.K. Shin, CEO of Samsung Electronics, took the stage and announced what eager ears have been waiting to hear since last year—the Galaxy S4 smartphone has arrived!
A life companion
Shin said that Samsung’s goal was to create something that "helps us get closer to what matters in life” and to experience life that can be “richer and fuller.”
He continued by saying:
"For each of us, life is a journey. What we want is a device that can join us in our journey." At this point a giant image of the Galaxy S4 was projected on the screen behind him and he referred to the new smartphone as a “life companion.” More...
In October 2011 Samsung released the largest smartphone display of any phone manufacturer; it was called the Galaxy Note and had a screen size of 5.3-inches. Detractors of the new device called it a “phablet” because it was in a no-man’s land that placed its functionality somewhere between a phone and a tablet.
Critics were quick to dismiss this gargantuan phone and predicted its early demise. However, Samsung had the last laugh and has sold over 10 million units.
The latest one from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 2, has an even bigger screen measuring 5.5-inches. We’ll go over the latest specs of this phone and also pick up on recent rumors regarding the next iteration: the Galaxy Note 3.
The Galaxy Note II was released in September 2012 and is the newest model, at the time of this writing, in the Galaxy Note line of smartphones from Samsung. Since its release there have been over 5 million units sold.
While a small segment of industry pundits have voiced their disapproval on such a gangly device, the Note has garnered a loyal customer base and has proven that there is a market for oversized smartphones. The Galaxy Note sports a 5.5-inch display. More...
By Frank Ling
A typical scenario of how phones are lost or stolen is by leaving them behind accidentally in restaurants, libraries or other public establishments. Missing mobile phones that are returned to their owners are rare, but the other outcome that many are all too familiar with is that the phone is gone forever.
If the owners had phone insurance, would it have helped recover the cost of a replacement, and is phone insurance really worth it?
The insurance plans
When you buy a new mobile phone, the wireless carrier will give you the option of adding an insurance plan that will cover some of the costs of a replacement in the event of lost, damage or theft. Most of us are familiar with car insurance policies and how drivers are protected, but do phone insurance policies work in the same way?
The short answer is yes, but with a lot of conditions. Generally speaking phone insurance can cost anywhere from $6.99 to $14.99 per month or more. Plans also differ according to what you want in the coverage -- whether it is for simple lost or theft to full equipment coverage, which also replaces damaged or defective phones. More...
December 13, 2011 15:53 by JulieM
When Motorola initally launched the RAZR V3, it was one of the slimmest, coolest flip-phones on the market and became the best-selling phone of its kind in the world. Now, with what's sure to be a popular addition to the Droid family, Verizon has launched a revival of the RAZR brand, staying true to the orignal's reputation for an exceedingly slim profile and wide appeal. Watch BuyMyTronics' Technical Specialst Bryan cover the details of the Droid RAZR, where you can see for yourself this phone's appealing features.
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That's right, 300,000 a day. Pretty impressive number, wouldn't you say? Last week, Google's VP of Engineering Andy Rubin tweeted that stat via his account (ARubin). It's safe to say that Google has definitely emerged as Apple's top competition in the smart phone industry.
Here's a fun little graphic from TechCrunch.com that pits Android, Blackberry, and iPhone users against each other. Pretty funny, and not far from the truth!
For the first time in over 18 weeks, the iPhone 4 is not the number one phone in Japan. The perennial powerhouse has been dethroned by the Samsung Galaxy S. The iPhone 4 32GB had taken Japan by storm for the last few months, but now it seems that the Android based phone is trying to wiggle its way into the Japanese market. It remains to be seen if this is just a one week spike, or if the Galaxy S can stay relevant in the Japanese market, but regardless it's always interesting to take note of the battle between iPhones and Android based phones.
What do you think? Is the iPhone/Android feud old news, or do you think the war has just begun? I personally think it's the latter, but let us know how you feel in the comments section. No matter what side of this battle you might be on, whenever you want to sell your iPhone or Android phone, come visit us and we'll provide you with competitive payouts to help get you money for your next gadget!
Looking for an Android phone but have a feature phone budget? Well come this fall, you'll be able to have your cake and eat it too, cellular-ly speaking. According to CNN.com, a number of low-budget Android phones will be released by multiple carriers including T Mobile and Sprint. Announced at the CTIA mobile technology conference earlier this month, phones like the LG Optimus and the Samsung Transform (hmm I wonder where they got the inspiration for those phone names?) will be rolling out this fall with prices ranging from $150 (after rebate) to as low as $50.
There is one catch however; although these phones are technically Android phones, not all of them will provide all of the speed or features that top flight Androids like the EVO or Droid X do. It's definitely a give and take situation, but its clear that the lines between feature phones and smart phones are starting to mesh together, which is very cool news. If you'll be in the market to pick up one of these bad boys this fall, remember to be sure to sell us your used cell phone to earn some cash for your new one. Pretty sweet, huh?
It's been hotly anticipated, and now on Monday, October 11th, Microsoft will finally unveil the Windows Phone 7 operating system to the public. This has been a widely discussed topic for the mobile community for some time now, and although there is a lot of excitement and buzz for the platform, there's also a lot of questions still to be answered.
If you feel like you're on the outside looking in because you don't have an iPhone 4, a Blackberry Bold, or a Droid X, you'll be happy to hear that you actually belong to the majority of cell phone users in America.
According to a study from Forrester conducted this year, only 17 percent of cell phone users in America own a smartphone. This is true not only for the Baby Boomers, but also for the more "tech savvy" Gen X and Gen Y generations. While the Gen X'ers and the Gen Y'ers are the most likely to own a smart phone, less than 25% of each of these age groups own and use a smartphone. This means that the majority of these individuals are using "feature" phones; phones like the LG Ally or the Samsung Reclaim.