Today, LG debuted it’s newest newest global flagship phone, the G3. The Android smartphone is a followup to the LG G2 from 2013, which had an unique design which moved the power/lock button and volume controls from the sides of the phone to the back of the device, below the camera lens. The G3 sports that same design, but with a more polished look, complete with a brushed metallic body (available in five colors) and a more mature-looking Android operating system.
The G3 packs the high-end specs we’ve come to expect in premium phones, and it’s perfectly poised to go up against it’s top Android competitors, the HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5.
With similar eye-popping screens, powerful processors, and capable camera lenses available on all three devices, deciding on which one is best for you really comes down to the extra features, design, and personal brand preference. The LG G3 is no slouch when it comes to extras, with the Knock Code security feature, a front-facing camera designed specifically for selfies, and a high-capacity battery.
Check out the chart below to see how the phone’s specs stacks up against its competition, and let us know in the comments below which phone comes out on top for you.
HTC One M8
Samsung Galaxy S5
5.7 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches; 5 oz.
5.8 x 2.8 x 0.4 inches; 5.6 oz.
5.5 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches; 5 oz.
5.5 inches; 2,560×1,440 pixels; 538ppi
5 inches; 1,920×1,080; 441ppi
5.1 inches; 1,920×1,080 pixels; 431ppi
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
4.0 Low energy
4.0 Low energy
4.0 Low energy
Rear camera and recording
13-megapixel; 4K HD video
4-’Ultrapixel’; 1080p HD video
16-megapixel; 4K HD (1080p HD default)
2.1-megapixel; 1080p HD video
5-megapixel; 1080p HD video
2-megapixel; 1080p HD video
2.5GHz quad-core; Snapdragon 801
2.3GHz quad-core; Snapdragon 801
2.5GHz quad-core; Snapdragon 801
One-watt speaker with amp
Fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor
T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
Metallic white, black, gold, red, and violet
Gray, silver, rose gold
Black, white, blue, and copper
With so many android tablets out there, it is very easy to get dizzy and be overwhelmed with the different choices. To make things worse, if you are not tech-savvy yourself, there is a good chance that you will pick the wrong one and end up regretting your choice. For this reason, I want to help you to make the right decision by narrowing down your choice to seven. In this post, I want to share with you 7 of the top Android tablets across the globe. Of course, it is undeniable that these tablets might be a bit expensive, but hey, quality comes with a price. So if money is not an issue, check out our list and see which will best work for you!
Top 1: Google Nexus 7
On top of our list is Google’s very own Nexus 7. What else can we expect? Google owns the Android OS and so we surely would see how Google will turn its android tablet to be on top of the line. So what makes Nexus 7 2013 edition to be the king of all Android tablet? For one, it has the best screen resolution there is. Its battery life is impressive as well along with its other many features.
Top 2: Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Sony is truly an amazing brand when it comes to technological advancement and innovation. With its Xperia Tablet Z, there is no doubt that it deserves the number 2 spot in our list. I believe its waterproof casing and high durability makes it the best choice.
Top 3: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
Run by Android 4.1 Jelly bean, Galaxy Tab 3 is by far the best series of the Samsung’s line of tab. It has a staggering 1.2GHz processor and 1GB RAM – enough to run a laptop or desktop. It has great hand grip, powerful features, and various multimedia capabilities.
Top 4: Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon won’t be denied when it comes to the wholesale android tablets market. This tablet is perfect for watching movies because of its sophisticated Dolby audio and high screen resolution at 100% sRGB color accuracy. Personally, I believe Amazon’s Kindle Fire has the best screen resolution that even redefined the term HD.
Top 5: Asus Transformer Pad TF701T
Asus could have been a better tablet if only it’s not too bulky. Its outward design looks even more outdated. However, it is still one of the cheap Android tablets when it comes to performance. Asus Transformer Pad can be docked to a keyboard to make it look like a small netbook. Because of its fast performing processor, it can be the perfect tablet for gamers.
Top 6: Advent Vega Tegra Note 7
The best thing about Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 is its blazingly fast processor that can exponentially bring your gaming experience to a whole new level. It has good speakers too. So if you love to listen to music or watch movies with your cheap tablet, then this can be a good buy. You just have to settle with its average design and you will only rely with Wi-Fi for faster connectivity.
Top 7: Tesco Hudl
If you can’t afford an over $300 iPad, then you can get the best worth of your money with Tesco Hudl. Though it cannot be entirely considered as a wholesale android tablets, Tesco Hudl can help you gain the best features with the least price. It has a very sharp display and high memory expandability.
This is our top 7 list of the best of the best Android tablets available today. Because of the tough competition within this market, I am sure that every brand will do their best to wow their potential customers. To really identify the cheap android tablet for you, I would recommend that you determine your need, preference, and budget. Afterwards, explore the different options currently available to suit your criteria.
Payday cash loans are becoming exceedingly attractive these days especially because of the ease with which the loan gets sanctioned to the borrower. People often get confused in trying to understand the differences between payday cash loan and the check book cash loan.
A pay day loan does not require any formal security to be provided by the borrower, so you can get your hands on the money swiftly. Technically speaking both the payday loan and the checkbook loan are the same but with different name.
Both these two loans are in prevalence and follows similar proceedings, however, depending on the mode through which you purchase the loan from the loner the steps involved can be poles apart. These loans can be very useful to people that need instant cash out for emergency purposes.
There are two different ways through which you can access this type of loans. One is by checking out the loaner online through payday cash loan websites such as MyPaydayLender, and the another one is directly meeting the loaner eye to eye to access the loan. This is where the difference between payday and checkbook loan comes into existence.
If you are getting the loan online then you may not be need to provide checkbook leaf to the loaner while if you are going offline, apparently the loaner will demand you to provide the check slips for sanctioning the loan. Purchasing loans both online and offline either check book or payday cash loans has its own pros and cons. The security and risks completely depends on the loner from whom you are borrowing the money.
Here are the common requirements that you have to satisfy to get the loan sanctioned successfully. Irrespective of the type of finance the loaner will see whether you are above the age of eighteen, which is compulsory as per law. The next verification is to check whether you should have a regular stream of money flowing every month to ensure you will pay back the money on a time. The source of income can be anything.
For example, if you are getting financial aid due to disability or if you are running a small scale business then you can avail the loan. Finally, you should have a proof of your savings bank account to finish the proceedings. Checkbook and payday cash loans are beneficial for those who need cash fast, as you will get the loan within the maximum of 24 hours.
As the loner makes the loan process easier both the payday cash and checkbook loan charges additional money from the actual sum, just like paying interest for conventional loans in banks. You should be well aware of the additional money that you have to pay along the principal amount in order to prevent any illegal activities. So selecting the right loner forms a great part in getting payday and check book loans.
The advantages seems to be overwhelming but can be little dangerous if you end up selecting the wrong loaner. When compared to the conventional bank loans for which you have to visit the manager dozens of times and finally ending up in regret the payday cash loans are very flexible and simple in nature.
The HTC Sensation XL now makes that three flagship Android handsets from the Taiwanese mobile makers. Peter Chou and his team have also once again team up with Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine to bring Beats Audio software and headphones to an HTC smartphone and that gives this package one hell of an extra shine, but is it quite shiny enough?
Lurking in the wings, as ever, is the current King of the Androids in the shape of the Samsung Galaxy S II begging the big question for any wouldbe buyer – just which one is the better phone? So, we’ve lined up these two smartphones’ spec sheets and worked it out on paper at least. It’s the HTC Sensation XL vs Samsung Galaxy S II.
- TIE: GALAXY S2 : 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49mm, 117g
- TIE: SENSATION XL :132.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm, 163g
In terms of pure measurements, it’s the first round to the Samsung Galaxy S II. As ever, it’s all about how thin and how light a mobile phone is when it comes to something that’s going to be sitting in your pocket, weighing you down and interrupting the carefully tailored lines of your clothing. The SGS2 is a touch thinner and considerably lighter. The other possible disadvantage to the Sensation XL is that it’s physically bigger on the other dimensions as well, but that has its plus points later on, as we’ll see.
However, that said, we’re going to call the round a tie because, as far physical design goes, it’ll be the machined aluminium block of the Sensation XL that has the edge over the more plastic look and feel of the Galaxy S II for aesthetics and ergonomic pleasure. To be fair to the Samsung, though, that doesn’t mean that it comes across as low rent. It’s still a nice piece of kit to own. Just not as satisfying as all-metal handsets. Read more
The iPhone 4S might be Apple’s top dog but Android has some pretty impressive breeds of its own. Right now, the No.1 in the Google mobile space has got to be the Samsung Galaxy S II with the LTE and even LTE HD editions to enjoy if you happen to live in the right parts of the world.
We’ve already seen how the iPhone 4S matches up to the iPhone 4 but there’s going to be an awful lot of people out there tempted to make the step over to Android given that the 2011 Apple phone announcement has been an S upgrade rather than an iPhone 5 in its own right. So, if that’s you, or if you just want to know how your Samsung superphone compares to the latest that Cupertino has to offer, then here’s Pocket-lint with the iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S II so you can see for yourself.
- 1ST: GALAXY S2 : 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49mm, 117g
2ND: IPHONE 4S : 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm, 140g
As far as pure design aesthetics and ergonomics go, this one’s a matter of horses for courses. Both the iPhone 4S and SGS2 are good looking devices with neither a knobble out of place. So, what the form factor contest comes down to is pocket space. What we always go on first are the mass and profile of the phones and it’s the Samsung Galaxy S II that’s both thinner and lighter. Yes, it’s longer and wider but these tend to be the dimensions of least importance when it comes down to taking up the room where your wallet and crumpled up tissues go. Ultimately, what you want is less weight to carry around and something that keeps the lining of your clothes as close to the way which your tailor intended. Read more
We’ve seen it before, but not against one of its chief rivals: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Now here they are, sharing a little table space — but not getting along too well. On one hand the Tab 10.1 is thin and light on its feet. On the other, the ThinkPad Tablet is large and would very much like to be in charge of your corporate lifestyle. Due to Honeycomb’s limited customizations, Lenovo’s tackling this angle thanks in large part to some enterprise- and stylus-friendly software, much of which the device comes with pre-installed. Join us after the break for a quick demonstration, plus a look back at our first hands-on with the thing.
We make our own truth. That’s how IDC can come up with roughly the same numbers as fellow research firm Canalys and crown Apple the king, when its rival called Android top dog — it’s all about how you slice it. See, where as Canalys bundled all Android handset makers together, IDC has broken them up, which leads to a rather interesting twist — the largest smartphone maker in the world is now Apple. Cupertino’s growth of 141.7-percent in shipments year over year was enough to push it past Nokia (which slipped to number three) and Samsung (which climbed two spots to take the silver medal), while RIM and HTC rounded out the top five. That being said, no one is running away with the lead here, and Sammy’s continued stratospheric rise should keep Apple on guard. Check out the full report after the break.
RIM has unveiled five new Blackberry 7 handsets – the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930, the BlackBerry Torch 9810, 9850 and 9860. All models will pack a QWERTY keyboard, touchscreen controls and the long-rumoured NFC connectivity.First confirmed at the companys BlackBerry World in Florida, the BlackBerry 9900 is the makers slimmest smartphone to date and throws a touchscreen into the mix, giving it a definite advantage over the brands existing flagship model, the BlackBerry Bold 9780. But how do the two phones compare in other areas and will it be worth an upgrade when the new handset hits the shelves. We took a closer look at the specs to see whats what.
In a battle for the good fight, Verizon’s lineup is stacked to the brim with some quality Android smartphones that encompass every bit of the spectrum – so whether it’s data speed or processing power that you’re concerned about most, they have you fully covered. Naturally, the HTC ThunderBolt has been riding the wave of success as being the carrier’s very first 4G LTE enabled smartphone, but with anything technology related, its top tiered status will naturally dissipate over time. With that knowledge, the Motorola DROID 3 is coming from out of the shadows to take back the spotlight and shine it on the beloved original DROID line once again. So who’s going to come out on top with this one? Read more
As the mad rush that followed the highly anticipated launch of Windows Phone 7 has more or less died down, it’s now time to step back and and take a good look at the handsets to decide whether you want to invest in one or not. We’ve already seen the LG Optimus 7 pitched against HTC’s 7 Trophy, but how will it compare when it stands toe-to-toe with its main rival from Samsung? With its big, 4-inch AMOLED screen, the Omnia 7 has set itself apart from the pack. But, which is the better phone? We engaged the two handsets in a tense spec-off to see which came out best…
- Winner: Omnia 122.4 x 64.2 x 10.99mm; 138.5g
- Loser: Optimus 125 x 59.8 x 11.5mm; 157g
Size is an important factor to consider when you’re shopping for a smartphone, as it’s something that you’re going to be carrying around with you all day long. Although smartphones tend to be on the larger side in order to accommodate their luxuriously large screens, it’s still important that they’re small enough to slip into a pocket. At 122.4mm long, the Samsung is shorter than the more elongated LG handset, while it’s also considerably lighter and slightly slimmer too. On account of its compact dimensions, the Samsung storms into the lead on the first round. Read more