Smartphones may be able to do pretty much anything, but cellular phones originated for a very specific purpose: mobile voice communication. That’s funny because it’s a huge weakness of every cellphone out there. No matter what network you’re on, call quality is pretty crap these days compared to a Skype chat on a subpar Internet connection.
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ZTE just announced it’s bringing its nubia 5S mini LTE phone to the US. We first learned about this phone at CES in January of this year and haven’t seen it since. When I first saw the spec list for the nubia 5S mini, I immediately thought ... Read More »
T-Mobile may offer unlimited data, but even though you can get all the data that you want, its uses can be limited. If you use your mobile data connection for torrenting or other peer-to-peer file sharing, you may find yourself throttled with no one but yourself to blame.
Some people may cry foul at T-Mobile for throttling its ... Read More »
Samsung has announced its latest mobile processor, the Exynos ModAP. It’s been a while (almost two years) since a Samsung Exynos processor has been relevant in the US because they’ve lacked LTE support. However, the Exynos ModAP might finally change that.
The ModAP is a quad-core chip based on a 28nm process, which claims to play back ... Read More »
Verizon was first out of the gate with a strong LTE network in the US, but thanks to overcapacity, it has since fallen behind the competition. It’s well known that Verizon is looking to utilize AWS spectrum in order to offset the LTE network’s current load, but exactly when Verizon plans on getting major phones ... Read More »
When the Moto G launched last year we couldn’t help but think one of the only things that would have made the affordable handset substantially better was LTE. Motorola was listening and now that prices have come down they’ve introduced an updated version of the Moto G with LTE support.
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The second and more popular version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is finally getting updated to KitKat internationally. Samsung has started rolling out the KitKat update to the Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 after the update has gone out to the Exynos-powered model. This is the international model, so rebranded carrier models need not apply.
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ZTE made its way to Mobile World Congress and has announced a brand new smartphone, and an interesting one at that. It’s called the ZTE Grand Memo II LTE, and it’s an intriguing mix of mid-range and high end hardware. Some specs are impressive, some not so much. But overall it’s a solid device.
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Following its announcement of the MediaPad X1, Huawei has announced two more devices at Mobile World Congress both featuring next generation 150Mbps Cat 4 LTE: the 4.5-inch Ascend G6 and 8-inch MediaPad M1.
Both devices are meant to be easily affordable with relatively low price-points and their spec-sheets reflect that. Huawei’s guessing there’s plenty ... Read More »
The Nexus 7 2013 LTE may be a Nexus device with no carrier branding or loyalty, but its latest update is giving it some Verizon-specific goodies. The tablet is now receiving an update that’s based on 4.4.2, weighs in at 37MB and will improve connectivity for those who managed to get their tablet running on ... Read More »