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Samsung Rugby Smart Review

Samsung Rugby Smart Review

This week we've got our hands on the newest Samsung smartphone, and it's not a dual-core device, a quad-core device, or even a massively impressive in-between device with the ability to take amazing photos - it's a rugged mid-range device called the Samsung Rugby Smart. This device is a solid and relatively inexpensive smartphone being carried by AT&T at $99.99 on contract with the ability to defend against water, dust, shock, and inclement temperatures. It's also got at 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen display up front and a 5 megapixel camera on the back.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Benchmarking Part 1

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Benchmarking Part 1

This week we're taking a closer look at how the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (Krait) processor works as it exists first on the MDP8690, the newest Mobile Development Platform that the manufacturer has released for developers to fully experience the S4 chip in its Krait configuration. This version of the S4 chip, code-named Krait, is an ARMv7-A compatible CPU architecture and is made for TCMC's 28nm process, and inside the MSM9860 you'll find two of these cores running at up to 1.5 GHz along with Adreno 225 graphics, Qualcomm's new baseband, and improved ISP - it's all ramped up, basically. This device we're testing the Snapdragon S4 out on is not a consumer product, instead it's a device which accurately shows the power of the S4 chip exclusively.

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Galaxy Note for AT&T Review

Galaxy Note for AT&T Review

The Galaxy Note is no stranger to SlashGear: we reviewed the international version back in November 2011, finding it a curious - and in certain ways compelling - anomaly on the mobile landscape. Since then we've had plenty of experience with the oversized smartphone, most recently the arrival of AT&T's LTE version. Differences between the two are slight, so a full re-review isn't in order. However, read on for our latest thinking on this smartphone/tablet hybrid, where it stands up, and where - despite what Samsung insists - it falls flat on its 5.3-inch face.

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LG X3 Tegra 3 benchmarks leak

LG X3 Tegra 3 benchmarks leak

Earlier this month we talked about specifications for a new LG smartphone expected to show up for the first time at MWC. The smartphone is called the LG X3 and is known internally as the P880. The main feature is the Nvidia Tegra 3 chip under the hood. Today, benchmarks have surfaced that give an idea of how well the smartphone will perform against other devices already on the market.

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Motorola DROID 4 Review

Motorola DROID 4 Review

Finally the one-two-three punches of Verizon's 4G LTE, a dual-core processor, and an 8 megapixel camera capable of 1080p video has come to the DROID line of QWERTY keyboard-having Android devices. Those of you who are die-hard fans of the DROID line know that Verizon and Motorola have dipped in a few devices that strayed from the original power combo complete with QWERTY and may have had hard luck picking up the DROID 3 which, despite its having a decent processor and a fair but not too fantastic camera on the back, had no LTE and was released when Motorola's user interface change-over was at a bit of a strange point. Now the QWERTY DROID line is back and stronger than ever, and if you're not a person who minds the massiveness of the chassis here, you're in for a treat.

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Review

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Review

Here in the LTE version of the newest Google hero phone, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus (also known as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE) has not only the unique claim to running Google's newest mobile operating system Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich first, it's also connected to the fastest network in the states, and best of all: you can go to your corner Verizon store and purchase one, unlike the international edition. All that said, you've really got the same device only ever so slightly modified for this particular carrier: Google's vanilla hero phone remains nearly as pure as its first release internationally. What you're going to get here is another perspective on the Galaxy Nexus in general, how ICS handles our day to day, and what it means to own the LTE version of this device here in the USA.

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Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2 Review

Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2 Review

This week we've seen two Motorola tablets, both of them with essentially the same name DROID XYBOARD, this the smaller of the two at 8.2-inches in screen size. While the 10.1-inch display sized iteration costs a bit more and does afford you a bit more screen real-estate, what you're about to see is an account that'll let you know how little you're missing when you go with the slightly more convenient sized 8.2. That and we've got a couple of accessories to peek at as well. Also note that if you're looking for the 10.1-inch version, you've only to check out the timeline after the second paragraph to head on down the rabbit hole.

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Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review

Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review

When it comes to tablet warfare, Motorola seemed to get out in the open with a weapon of mass excellence with the XOOM pretty early, it being the first to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the first Android made specifically for the tablet form factor - now they've come back with the XOOM 2 aka the DROID XYBOARD and we're not so sure it's the same ground-breaking situation. What we've got here instead is certainly a solid package, this XYBOARD 10.1 making some improvements over the original XOOM, especially in form if you were one of the many people who said the XOOM was a hunk of metal with no style, (note: I was not one of those people, I still think the XOOM looks pretty awesome for the workhorse that it is,) and with LTE right out of the box, the XYBOARD provides the promise that the original XOOM took much MUCH to long to deliver on: 4G LTE connectivity. But is it enough for Motorola enthusiasts to want to upgrade from their first 10.1-inch love?

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Huawei Honor (U8860) Review

Huawei Honor (U8860) Review

When Huawei sent over their new and soon to be released smartphone set to debut in Asia in Q4 called the Huawei Honor (U8860) also known as the Glory, I was expecting another run of the mill Android smartphone for the budget crowd like their previous devices. I couldn't have been more wrong. The Honor offers a 1.4 GHz processor, Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, an HDR capable 8 megapixel camera and a huge battery. I quickly realized this was a much better phone than I'd thought. Now that I've had some time with it here's my thoughts.

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