I just got my hands on the Samsung Stratosphere which spec-wise is not jaw-dropping, but enough for most people. It comes with a 4-inch (800 x 480) Super AMOLED screen, 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, and Android 2.3.5. What makes this phone appealing is that it’s 4G LTE compatible. With most LTE phones on Verizon priced at $299, this phone is a steal for $149.99. It’s a little thick, coming in at 14mm, but for those that like a QWERTY keyboard, this is more appealing than the DROID 3, which lacks LTE. Check out my quick hands on, and look for a full review shortly.
Motorola and Verizon certainly did not fail to impress us today at this afternoon’s unveiling of the Motorola DROID RAZR. And Talk Android’s own EIC, Rob Nazarian, was there to capture it all. The device is the thinnest we’ve seen so far coming in at an “impossibly thin” 7.1mm. And no, that is not a typo. What makes the device stand out aside from its ridiculously thin form factor is the fact that Motorola managed to fit an LTE radio in this bad boy, yet the device remains thinner than any 3G device we’ve seen hit the market. Simply remarkable. Specs include a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display with a sculpted glass face, Kevlar fiber support for the rough rider in you, Gorilla glass making the device scratch and scrape proof and Splash-guard coating throughout the entire device. Furthermore, toss in a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM and the device becomes unstoppable. Motorola also unveiled at the event, their new MOTOACTV device which works seamlessly with the RAZR during work outs. Check out the gallery pic below for a plethora of other accessories that Motorola has made available to work with the RAZR. It’s been a long time since any Android device from Moto has impressed us this much.
“Motorola RAZR is an iconic brand, and one that originally revolutionized the mobile device industry by turning a functional necessity into an object of desire,” said Sanjay Jha, chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility. “Now we’ve done it again with a head-turning, ultra-thin smartphone that offers users breathtaking speed, innovative apps and revolutionary accessories.”
Check out the full list of specs, more hands-on shots and the full press release as well as a quick hands-on after the break. Read more
The HTC Amaze 4G launched on T-Mobile earlier in the week alongside the Samsung Galaxy S II with very similar specs; Qualcomm dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and NFC. The biggest difference is the screen where the Galaxy S II has a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display while the Amaze has a 4.3-inch Super LCD display. As for resolution, the Amaze wins with 960 x 540 as opposed to the Galaxy S II at 800 x 480.
Fans of HTC and Sense will not be disappointed with the Amaze, but might be miffed that it comes with Sense 3.0, not Sense 3.5. Can the Amaze compete with the likes of the Galaxy S II? We will do a more in depth review shortly, but for now take a look at our initial hands on.
The final U.S. carrier to debut the Samsung Galaxy S II is T-Mobile which will take place on October 12, but thankfully, a review unit landed on my doorstep, so we can give you a quick preview. The big difference with the T-Mobile version is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor for T-Mobile AWS compatibility, as opposed to the Exynos 1.2GHz CPU. There is a lot of concern that performance will suffer, but my initial thought is worrying is a waste of time because it appears to be very snappy.
- 4.52-inch (800 x 480) Super AMOLED plus display
- 1.5GHz dual-code Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8MP camera with 1080p recording, 2MP front facing
- 16GB internal storage, up to 32GB via microSD card
- 1850mAH battery
- 0.37x 5.11 x 2.71 inches; 4.77 ounces
- HSPA+ 42Mbps support
- Bluetooth 3.0
- 802.11 b/g/n Wifi, with Wifi Direct
- Touchwiz 4
- Android 2.3.5
I will post a full review after I spend more time with it, but for now, take a look at the initial hands on video after the break.
The Sprint Samsung Conquer 4G: a great little mid-range Android device, running on Sprint’s 4G WiMax network. While this little ditty hasn’t been released yet, that doesn’t mean that we here at TalkAndroid can’t get our hands on it. This little guy sports an HVGA resolution screen, Android 2.3, a 1GHz CPU, and 3.2 MP camera on the back (plus a front-facing camera as well), and is sure to get the job done. Be sure to hit the break below to check out our unboxing of the device, and let us know what you think of it in the comments.
The Droid Charge is, by far, one of the most popular devices in Samsung’s lineup. Running on Verizon’s blazing fast 4G LTE network and complete with Android 2.2, a 4.3″ display, 1GHz CPU, and 8MP camera, there’s no reason it shouldn’t be. If you’ve been dying to take a look at this device without having to go all the way down the street (who wants to do that?) to your local Verizon store, then hit the break to check out our unboxing of this little nugget of gold. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!
People have been talking for awhile about the new Samsung Exhibit 4G on T-Mobile. It’s a pretty popular phone, with its 1GHz Hummingbird CPU and Android 2.3 installed. That’s not to mention the front-facing camera and HSPA+ capabilities to pull max bandwidth from the carrier. Well, we got our hands on one, and today we’re unboxing this little beauty for all to see. Be sure to check out the video after the break, and let us know your thoughts on this device in the comments.
The Motorola Droid X2 from Verizon has been crazy popular since it came out a couple of months ago. If you haven’t managed to get your hands on it yet, that’s okay… because we did that part for you. Today, we’ll be going through a quick unboxing and look at the X2, and later we’ll be giving you a full review, complete with a rundown of some benchmark tests and carrier comparisons.
Be sure to check out the video below, and let us know what you think of the device in the comments below.
Dying for a look at the new Samsung Infuse 4G on AT&T? Well, fear not, my friends, as we have an exclusive, pre-launch look at AT&T’s latest and greatest Android phone. We’ll be going through a quick unboxing below after the break, and be on the lookout for a full review on this puppy in the next day or so! The Infuse 4G sports:
- 4.5-inch super AMOLED screen
- Android 2.2 Froyo
- RM Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor
- 8MP rear camera
- 1.3MP front camera
So, what are you waiting for? Hit the break and check it out, and let us know what you think in the comments!
Lately, it seems dual-core devices are all the hype in the Android world. LGGermany has brought us a hands-on video of the upcoming dual-core LG Optimus 2X, which showcases just how fast this device is.
Check out this video to see how fast the device scrolls through apps and contacts. The custom UI is also shown in this video, which draws similarities with the UI on Samsung Galaxy S devices. The LG Optimus 2X will be released in Germany in March or April.