June 18, 2013

Gadgets to keep an eye out for this summer

Over the last 2-3 years the world has become and entirely different place, long gone are the days when people used to eagerly await for the release of the most anticipated movie of the summer! People now wait for the latest gadget to hit the market, the most eagerly anticipated being smartphones and tablets.
In this article I would be taking a look at the  some of the most hyped smartphones and tablets.
HTC One:
The HTC One is the HTC’s flagship phone for summer 2013 and in my view the phone to beat ! Elegantly designed, sleek and smart, this phone runs on Android 4.1.2 jelly bean along with a Snapdragon 600 quad core CPU, these two features makes it the fastest smartphone out there in the market. It’s exuberant 4.7” LCD provides an impressive display. The phone has  4G LTE, dual band WiFi (including support for 802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, a GPS with GLONASS, a consumer IR port for AV gear control, USB OTG host. The most impressive and innovate spec of this phone is its 4MP camera, you may think that this is where HTC One comes short well here you are mistaken, because this is an ultramega pixel camera, producing great results. Another fature which makes this phone special is its boomsound speakers, usually phone speakers are not that great, but these babies are off the chart!
The next smartphone I would be discussing is none other than HTC One’s nemisis, yes you got that right I am talking about none other than Samsung Galaxy S4.




Samsung Galaxy S4

This bad boy here is the flagship phone for Samsung, one of the most powerful and fast mobiles out there. Although I have a few reservations about its design, an all plastic body is not elegant nor does it resonate power although a pinch of metal does break the plastic monotony, still its not as beautifully designed as the HTC One. Still it’s a nice looking phone and its specs make up for the design. It has Android 4.2.2, a magnificent camera with an amazing result, a powerful quad-core processor, The list just goes on, it can even work as a TV/DVR remote along with  a user-replaceable battery, and a microSD storage slot.
Its wide range of applications and features would require time to truly master, this facet of its is what would keep users interested in this gadget and would last a long time aswell. Although I had a few issues with the camera specially during the night, still it takes a far better picture than most camera phones out there in the market.
These were the only two phones worth mentioning this summer, so now lets move on to the Tablets that are coming out this summer. To the surprise of many reading this article, I will not be reviewing the iPad, because with the release of the Tegra 3  the quad core Android tablets have become monsters and trust me when I say this people at Apple are afraid!



Google Nexus 7:



Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 12 core GPU, 8GB and 16GB internal storage and 7-inch 1280 x 800 screen, makes this bad boy a power house, brilliant beautifully designed, easy to handle and AFFORDABLE.  Its two closest rivals the Kindle Fire and the iPad mini have nothing against this tablet.   Its beautiful design coupled  with functionality and affordability is what makes this gadget the top tablet in my books.
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity




Had it not been for its price, this tablet would surely have been my favorite. Like the name, the gadget itself is really cool. Very elegantly designed,  the tablet has all the features that a high end tablet should! Speed, apps, functionality but what  really makes this tablet a treat to have is its out of this world display. If you have a wallet fat with cash, than I suggest you get this tablet and enjoy the amazing display and its standard dock keyboard.

 About The Author: Curtis Taylor is aspiring to be the lead public technical advisor throughout the world for all things in personal electronics. He has a passion for gaming, his dog Ralph, and playing pranks on his co-workers. Curtis’s desire to uncover and understand the technical aspects of devices is shown through his projects sited on every major tech site on the web. Curtis is head of research and development for RepairLabs. which is a device repair facility and an influential tech blog. Repairlabs is on a mission to change the world through its charitable program Operation Hero (help each repair over come). Follow him @repair_Labs



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