Superb low lighting camera performance
Frankly people, this isn't the most cutting-edge or compelling device in recent memory, as we can name quite a few notable ones that are superbly premium in all categories. Regardless of that, the Nokia Lumia 920 simply has the luxury of being attached with the notion of having a whole lot of value for the buck. Naturally, we can overlook the fact that it's rather hefty looking in size mainly due to it sporting one solid build quality combined with its stylish color availability.
Looks good and performs smoothly
The Lumia 920 looks good and performs smoothly. It has a deluge of features, and a great camera. And the Windows Phone 8 software really stands out. Camera features like the ability to add motion or delete people who've wandered into the shot along with the phone's augmented reality-flavoured City Lens option will likely set the Lumia apart from other Windows Phone handsets.
Fast, beautiful, excellent display
The Nokia Lumia 920 is undeniably the hero phone for Windows Phone 8's launch. It has an elegant and memorable design that feels great in hand and looks classy. The superb 4.5" IPS display has rich colors, excellent contrast and it works with gloves. Though text doesn't look quite as painted on as it does on the HTC One X, HTC Droid DNA and iPhone 5 the display's extremely high pixel density and sharpness make for an excellent experience.
Combined with Akruto Sync this is the Best Phone on the Market
Lumia 920's screen with its brilliant colors is simply gorgeous. Clear Black technology uses dual polarizes to reduce reflections and increase contrast. This makes the screen very easy to see outdoors, with no glare. When indoors, it just makes the contrast that much better, resulting in a more vivid picture. Display brightness is adjusted automatically for the bright-light and low-light conditions (but you can change display settings manually, too).
Gorgeous screen that puts the iPhone and Galaxy S III to shame
This is a beautiful phone with a few flaws, most of which can be fixed through software updates. Ignore the complaints about how heavy it is. You can slip it into your pocket and never know it's there. The integration with contact lists from Facebook and LinkedIn is so nice it alone makes me want to stay with WP.
That said, this is my new phone. For its battery flaws, once I shut off LTE, it's as reliable as any 3G phone. I can't tear my eyes off the screen.
PureView camera features
A 4.5in display with a 720p resolution, a number of camera features including a new optical image stabilisation system and a built-in wireless charging system are the key features of the Nokia's new flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 920. We can only hope it arrives in Australia as soon as possible.
Windows 8 skills, Large screen, Nokia apps
Nokia's mission statement in the smartphone space is arguably to play catch up with the iPhone and slew of Android based rivals that now are so strong in the market, certainly in the west. The Lumia series thus far has done a good job of providing a sturdy, nice looking alternative to both of these.
Linked into this is Microsoft, which also still has some work to in order to catch up the likes of Android in terms of market share and apps.
Abysmal video quality, sub-par camera
The Nokia Asha 309 in today's market will have a single argument to make to its buyers - price. Selling for around $105 - $110, it is almost as affordable as the bottom low of Android, the 2.8-inch Samsung Galaxy Pocket (sold for around $115).
And if you really want a similar, 3-inch display, the Android-running Samsung Galaxy Y (sold for $130) and the LG Optimus L3 (some $130), are only slightly costlier, but worlds apart in terms of the experience.
The Nokia Asha 309 finds itself between a rock and hard place; on the one hand it's not cheap enough to tempt non-technical users away from traditional candy-bar phones, and on the other, it's not powerful enough to punch it out with heavy-weight, low-cost Android phones. Unless you really, really need a touchscreen phone with long battery life, there's pretty much no reason to choose the Asha 309 over a budget Android phone such as the stunning ZTE Blade III.
Fast HSPA speeds
Knowing that there are plenty of killer Android smartphones on the horizon, one would suspect the HTC Vivid to be lost among the juggernauts that are expected to come very shortly. To tell you the truth, it might be written off as an underappreciated handset since there are no glamorous advertising campaigns behind it though, it's rather hard to do that when AT&T's 4G LTE footprint is still severely limited.
Big, bright display
AT&T's HTC Vivid still isn't our dream Android handset, but it's much closer to being worthy of a recommendation. Considering the on-contract price, you'll be hard-pressed to find an Android 4.0 handset as slim and attractive as this one, especially if you're living in an area being served by the carrier's 4G LTE network.
LTE is well-trodden territory for HTC, thanks to its previous dalliance with Verizon and the Thunderbolt. And with AT&T now taking "real" 4G to consumer's hands, it's understandable that the operator would want valuable hardware insight on its side. Sadly, the Vivid falls short of clearing a few performance hurdles, but if you absolutely must have an LTE device on the carrier's network, it's not an altogether terrible choice.
The real bang for your buck in this device is that you're getting an 8-megapixel camera with HTC's camera software that has many different filters, scenes, and an ultra-quick tap-to-shoot speed, LTE connectivity (if you live in one of the few places in the USA where this network is deployed), and the unique physical form of the handset.
Excellent display, latest Sense UI comes with fun lockscreens
The HTC Vivid is not the most exciting of HTC's line-up design-wise, but it's a very capable and well rounded device. Although it's larger form-factor is not for everyone, we also love its excellent high res and vivid 4.5" qHD display. That said, the HTC Vivid will really have its chance to shine when it's able to run on 4G LTE. We're hoping 4G LTE lands in New York sooner than later. For now, 4G LTE has been announced in 15 markets around the country.
With everything said and done, the Motorola DROID BIONIC lands at top of the pile when it comes to Android smartphones available from Verizon Wireless. It is by far the best of the LTE smartphones to date, with a fast processor in a slightly slimmer design. Battery life is still a problem, but not as much so as seen in the other LTE phones, and it might not be the best option for habitual shutter bugs.
Fast dual-core processor
Without a doubt, the Motorola DROID BIONIC is a long time in the making, but after checking all the fanfare regarding it, we're actually not all that impressed mainly due to the fact that everything it has to offer has been done already. Sure it claims to fame as being the first 4G LTE smartphone with a dual-core processor, but when you break it down, there isn't one sole new thing found with it.
Nice UI tweaks and widgets
The Droid Bionic is a very capable and versatile Android smartphone that does well in most respects. But compared to slightly newer phones released since its September debut that offer more exciting features like Ice Cream Sandwich on Galaxy Nexus or the slim build of the Droid Razr Motorola's handset feels a little utilitarian by contrast.
Great 4G LTE performance
The Droid Bionic is definitely the fastest 4G LTE phone yet, and it's our new top smartphone pick for Verizon Wireless. The $299 price is steep, but you get dual-core power and blazing data speeds, plus a bevy of useful apps. We also like the qHD screen and loud speakers. The Samsung Droid Charge has a better AMOLED display for watching video and sleeker design, but the Bionic has a faster dual-core processor and offers longer battery life.
Fast phone with 4G LTE
No doubt, the Droid Bionic by Motorola is Verizon's fastest phone with its dual core processor and LTE 4G combo. Despite 9 months of marketing and excitement, it's not a world-changing phone, but we put it at the top of Verizon's lineup of Android smartphones. The Bionic is especially appealing to those who like to accessorize and find the idea of turning a 4.3" phone into a laptop substitute using the $300 Lapdock exciting.
Sheer speed and power
What will rescue the Bionic from being an unwanted stepchild is its sheer speed and power. With 4G cranked up, the browser blazing through Flash and a simple Bluetooth keyboard attached, this Droid will leave netbook users (and even some laptop workers) choking in its Bionic dust.
qHD display and dual core processor
The Motorola Droid Bionic edges in at a final verdict of 'Good' in its current standing, as of the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. Compared to the competition that was unleashed, the Motorola Droid Bionic only just made its presence known. Being among the first 4G LTE smartphones on Verizon's network will be its big selling point, but unlike the Motorola Atrix 4G on AT&T, it doesn't have any new unique functionality.
Very lightweight and comfortable to hold phone
The Nokia Asha 303 pushes the envelope of what we call a feature phone, providing an almost complete set of functions for your everyday needs. Granted, it doesn't have the rich application store that even a cheapo Android handset can take advantage of, but there are still plenty of apps for it, including the widely popular social networking ones, and even an exclusive version of Angry Birds to go along.
Clear and familiar menu
W ith the C2-00, Nokia has added a neat and very simple Dual-SIM cell phone to the portfolio. The Nokia C2-00 phone, available for only 55 Euros, has a clear and familiar menu and has standard functionalities such as Bluetooth and an audio recorder. The buttons are clearly lit up so that you can see them well in the dark.
Great build quality
Priced at Rs 2700, the Nokia C2-00 offers great build quality, decent design, and a relatively pleasant UI. A music player and email app are some of its strong points. Moreover, the hot-swappable SIM card slot is a unique feature, though it has to be said that very few will find it useful. The phone has its shortcomings, but the reasonable pricing makes it a logical purchase even if you are not looking for a dual-SIM mobile.
Hot-swappable external SIM slot
, the Nokia C2-00 offers great build quality, decent design, and a relatively pleasant UI. A music player and email app are some of its strong points. Moreover, the hot-swappable SIM card slot is a unique feature, though it has to be said that very few will find it useful. The phone has its shortcomings, but the reasonable pricing makes it a logical purchase even if you are not looking for a dual-SIM mobile.
Fine design & construction
First and foremost, we're glad to see that the Motorola CLIQ 2 received some reasonably upgraded specs over its predecessor - like its high resolution display and 1GHz processor. Secondly, it's far better in terms of design and construction with its refined choice of materials. Additionally, we easily like that the keyboard has a decent look and feel to it over the original which adheres to the needs of messaging oriented users out there.
The Cliq 2 is an excellent follow-up to the original Cliq with a superb keyboard and some very useful features, but if you take a lot of pictures with your phone, you'll be disappointed with the mediocre camera. The Cliq 2 is an excellent follow-up to the original Cliq with a superb keyboard and some very useful features, but if you take a lot of pictures with your phone, you'll be disappointed with the mediocre camera. 4G goes mainstream with the HTC EVO Shift, an inexpensive Android...
very good voice quality
The Motorola Cliq 2 is a pleasant surprise: we didn't expect much from the Cliq line, but the new Cliq 2 is in a league of its own with a large, high resolution multi-touch display, Android OS 2.2 and Froyo. If you're looking for a well-made QWERTY Android smartphone with fairly high end specs at a budget price, the Cliq 2 is a solid choice.
Overall the Motorola Cliq 2 ranks in as an 'Average' phone in today's highly competitive market. Motorola has been on a rampage launching some amazing smartphones but the Motorola Cliq 2 would not be considered a part of that machine. The Cliq 2 seems to be a break from the harder hitting smartphones, which could be why it's being released on T-Mobile's network. The Motorola Cliq 2 doesn't have access to T-Mobile's 4G (HSPA+) network, which could have been a big differentiator for the phone.
Compared to its predecessor, the CLIQ 2 is a huge improvement. The display and build-quality are particular stand-outs, as is the performance from the 1GHz processor, and we prefer MOTOBLUR when it's not so all-encompassing. Unfortunately, it's still not the perfect smartphone: the QWERTY keyboard falls short of the usability you'd expect, and we prefer the board from the T-Mobile G2.
Multitude of entertainment and enterprise features
When the first Cliq launched, I was impressed by how accessible it made Android. It wasn't a super phone by any means and given today's standards for super smartphones, it is on par with a cheap feature phone. So now that Android is fully mainstream, Motorola had to make the next-gen Cliq accessible enough for the everyday user, but with the brawn to compete with other top notch phones out there.
Good looking photos
After having a decent amount of time with the Motorola DEFY, it's quite apparent that it almost afflicted with some kind of personality disorder. On one hand it seems to want to be regarded as a high-end model with its detailed display, but then at another, it wants to be known more for its ruggedness. It just doesn't quite find itself in one specific category as it attempts to encompass all of them â?? while not fully focusing on one aspect.
Since the Motorola Defy has two microphones—one for voice pickup and the other for filtering out background sounds—we got some high quality audio action when it came to placing calls.
If you want to be governed by a small device with a 5-megapixel camera, Android 2.1, MOTOBLUR, and tough body design, then the Motorola Defy is the phone for you. At just $100 for a two-year T-Mobile contract, the Defy certainly is one of the better choices out there. Not only does it flaunt the rugged construction, but it offers more than enough in the way of social networking.
A small but solid powerhouse
Motorola's Defy is a pretty solid Android 2.1 device, with a 2.2 upgrade imminent. This mid-size handset is a good choice. The engineering feat that enables the Motorola DEFY to cram in a 3.7in display within its 59x107x13.4mm frame means you get every bit as much screen space to view web pages as you do on a fully featured smartphone such as the Samsung Galaxy S.
Battery performance better than average
Overall the Motorola Defy is an impressive and likeable handset. Some of the Motorola Blur elements get a little lost, so we quickly found ourselves adding additional applications to serve up a more conventional social networking platter. But we do like the design and think there is a certain something about the Defy that does make it distinctive.
Camera is swift and pretty decent
Overall, the Motorola Defy is a confusing one. Its rugged nature is not inherent when you pick it up people who want a phone for a workshop or building site might enjoy it, but that's a pretty niche market. Things like the Car Dock, where you can quickly access navigation and music apps, are a nice touch, and the camera is swift and pretty decent too.
New HTC Sense with cloud services and offline navigation
The HTC Desire Z is one of the only two handsets so far with the new version of Sense UI, and deserved our attention, even just for that. HTC didn't stop here to make it stand out in the Android crowd, however, and added a physical keyboard with clever, if somewhat pointless, Z-hinge mechanism.
Whether you like the HTC Desire Z or not is will depend on your love for a physical keyboard. If you want one desperately and love Android with a fiery passion, then the Desire Z is for you. However, if you can take it or leave it, we'd suggest you look elsewhere. While the Android 2.2 OS works well and plays nicely within the phone, you're carrying round a rather substantial amount of extra heft with the Desire Z.
Its 3.7-inch screen is more than adequate and the QWERTY keyboard looks like the sort of hardware to give old BlackBerry a run for its money.
The Desire Z is supposed to play second fiddle in this duo, but we have a sneaking suspicion that the Z could steal the limelight, especially with the business crowd. The Desire Z is supposed to play second fiddle in this duo, but we have a sneaking suspicion that the Z could steal the limelight, especially with the business crowd.The Desire Z is supposed to play second fiddle in this duo, but we have a sneaking suspicion that the Z could steal the limelight, especially with the business crowd.
the speakerphone was loud, though certainly not the loudest we’d heard.
The market for Android smartphones continues to get more crowded, and the bar for what makes a great handset keeps getting higher. That's great for the consumer, but it does make the Desire Z's job harder. Hardware keyboards are still rarer among Android devices than their all-touch counterparts, which gives the Desire Z something of a pass along the way, but weÃ¢Â? Â? re not 100-percent convinced by the usability of this particular HTC board.
call quality was satisfactory, both through the earpiece and the speakerphone.
There's plenty to moan about with the HTC Desire Z. The latest iteration of HTC Sense still needs bug fixing, the keyboard isn't best in class, and we wouldn't give that hinge the time of day if we met it in the street.
But right now, if you want cutting edge performance, the latest version of Android and a physical keyboard, you have very little choice, bar the Motorola Milestone 2, and you won't see many networks stocking that directly.
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