Samsung recently pulled back the curtains on the Galaxy S4 Mini, jumping the gun slightly and deciding to debut it earlier than its original launch date. The S4 Mini features many of the same high-end capabilities as its costlier rivals, which means it is a great smartphone for everyday productivity and entertaining fun. To help […]
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The LG Nexus 4 was announced on October 29, created to come and update Google’s famous Nexus line. The previous Nexus phone, which was made by Samsung, wasn’t the coolest device on the market in terms of hardware, though it came with the latest version of Google’s Android OS. Now the Nexus 4 manufactured by LG is running the new Android 4.2 OS, which offers a lot of amazing improvements. But what else can this phone boast of? And is it really worth buying? We’ll try to find it out now.
LG Nexus 4 hardware
LG has tried to arm it new Nexus 4 with the best features of the famous Optimus line, yet keeping its price as low as possible. That’s how we got a huge 4.7-inch device offering a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels (320ppi pixel density – not bad, hm?), protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and weighing only 139 grams (4.90 oz).
Inside the phone you will find a quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, together with 2GB of RAM, similar to the LG Optimus G. Well, you can call it a powerful CPU of course – they say it’s almost as good as that of the Samsung Galaxy S3. We are not sure the 2100mAh battery is enough to power these energy-consuming processor and touchscreen, but it’s still said to provide at least 15.3 hours of talk time, which is not bad, of course, if it’s true. The cameras are usual 8MP and 1.3MP ones – almost all modern smartphones have such cameras now.
Another advantage of the Nexus 4 is the wireless charging technology: the phone uses the Qi wireless standard, so finding a charger for it won’t be a big problem, but Google has still announced the Wireless Charging Orb – a really cool and stylish accessory that is expected to be fully compatible with the Nexus 4.
All of the specs mentioned above seem to be rather attractive, but the LG Nexus 4 has two big shortcomings, too. First, it comes in two versions only featuring 8 and 16GB of internal memory and NO support for microSD cards, so you can forget about storing huge amounts of data on your phone. For many users it’s a very big problem. Second, LG and Google haven’t added LTE support to the phone: they said LTE wasn’t quite “consumer-ready,” whatever it means; but perhaps they did it just to cut down the price of the Nexus 4. This will be a problem for those who’re used to LTE, but people from areas with no LTE coverage won’t care at all.
Android 4.2 and its new features
Most versions of Google’s Android OS have special “sweet” codenames coming in alphabetical order: Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. Developing the Jelly Bean experience with further smoothening to the UI, Android 4.2 has a lot to offer.
First of all, it now supports multiple user accounts (though it’s available in tablets only – yet), each coming with its own homescreen, apps and widgets. Gesture typing, which has long been available thanks to the popular Swype app, is now built in the system, available for both smartphones and tablets. It’s also possible to place widgets on the lock screen and access quick settings (including display brightness, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and battery life) even faster than before – via the notifications area. Google Now has become smarter, too.
If you love taking photos, you’ll probably like the new camera mode in Android 4.2 called Photo Sphere. It’s a good improvement to the usual panorama mode, allowing tilting the phone not only left and right, but up and down, too, so you can get even bigger and cooler panoramic images.
So many features that were earlier made available via different apps are now implemented in the OS itself, so you won’t have to use any third-party apps any longer, which is of course very nice. Plus, Android 4.2 is promised to perform better and lack the lags of the previous versions, which also sounds very attractive.
LG Nexus 4 price and availability
The LG Nexus 4 is expected to be launched on November 13 in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, US, Canada and Australia, while other countries will get it a bit later, by the end of November. The 8GB model will be sold for £239 at the Google Play Store.
So is the LG Nexus 4 worth buying?
Well, what do we have here? The LG Nexus 4 is quite an attractive smartphone with good hardware and software. It does have a couple of shortcomings, of course, like the lack of LTE and microSD card slot, but the low price fully compensates for this.
If you like to store much info in your phone and use the super-fast LTE networks, perhaps the LG Nexus 4 is not for you. For all the others it’s an almost perfect smartphone for a rather affordable price.
LG Nexus 4 with Android 4.2 features
After widespread gossip and rumour, an official press release unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Announced in Berlin last night, the S3 Mini takes a leaf from from their best-selling 2012 device to launch a smartphone packed with great features. How does the S3 Mini differ to the original Samsung Galaxy S3?
Looking at the overall design of the S3 Mini, it maintains a style in common with the original Galaxy S3. Available in Marble White and with a curvy smoothed back design, the S3 Mini is inspired by nature, just like the S3 and Galaxy Note 2 releases. With a 4 inch display, the S3 Mini is 0.8 inches smaller than the May release of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Why reduce the size of the S3?
As our smartphone needs have evolved, many of us play videos and applications on our devices. The larger screen of the Galaxy S3 lets you delve deeper into the entertainment experience. There is a counter argument that some users dislike lugging a large device around with them.
By releasing a 4 inch S3 Mini device, the Samsung brand becomes more appealing to those who look for a regular sized handset. In addition, the Mini sizes up to the iPhone 5 inch for inch; will Apple fans jump the fence?
Mighty S3 Mini features
Running the latest Android Jelly Bean OS, the S3 Mini offers the most up to date version of Android; something the Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn’t even cater for yet. The latest features on Android Jelly Bean include an improved notifications menu and access to Google Now; a tool that answers questions based on your location and time settings e.g. when your favourite sports team are in action, a quick swipe on Google Play will report back to you with the latest scores. Magic!
There’s also NFC packed into the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. It’s a great feature that makes sharing files with friends as simple as a tap. NFC also looks set to be an essential feature over the foreseeable future as more smartphone users transact money payments over their smartphone devices.
A lower costing S3 Mini
Although there’s some great features within the S3 Mini, many of the high end specs have been scaled down. The 8 megapixel camera, becomes 5 though thankfully the S3 Mini can still shoot HD video (720p instead of 1080p). Now running a 1GHz dual core processor, the S3 Mini lacks the quad core processing might of the Galaxy S3, but will still respond effectively to multitasking.
Rather than being a carbon copy of the Samsung Galaxy S3, the S3 Mini looks set to be available at a much cheaper price point. This could be great news for those looking for a reliable budget smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini release date
Though no official date has been announced of the Samsung’s latest mini smartphone, we expect it to be available in the UK during November. If you want to be one of the first to own the latest Samsung device, pre-order your S3 Mini from Mobiles.co.uk.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Specs
Display – 4 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen
Dimensions – 121.6 x 63 x 9.9
Weight – 111.5 grams
Operating System – Android Jelly Bean OS
Processor – 1GHz Dual Core
Camera – 5 megapixel (720p video)
Secondary Camera – Yes (VGA)
Other Features – NFC, DLNA, microSD card slot
Connectivity– 3G, Wi-Fi
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini features
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All through history respectable ladies and gents have had to be seen in the right headwear. We’re talking everything from top hats to bowler hats for the gents and wimples (our new favourite word) to bonnets for the ladies. But now the year is 2012 the headwear that will command the most respect has a pretty ostentatious chrome finish…
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