Samsung Galaxy S III. Samsung has gone to extraordinary measures to keep its design and features secret, and as a result we've got almost nothing beyond rumors and speculation to go on. But since the Galaxy line has done phenomenally so far, we can't help but have expectations - after all, odds are pretty good that no matter what Samsung reveals on May 3rd, it'll wind up in the pockets of tens of millions of Android users all over the world.
HTC One X is pretty great, but its 1800mAh battery (not unlike the one on the Galaxy Nexus) is only OK. It turns out that HTC itself made something of an error in judgement when putting together that shiny new software. Due to an errant APK location, the native NVIDIA power control app (you know, the thing that makes that magical "5th core" work to save all that battery life) wasn't working properly. HTC should have a fix out soon enough, but in the meantime, the fellows at XDA have a fix for you.
Galaxy Nexus with a huge screen and 4G LTE. Last week I had the pleasure to test the Mugen Power extended battery for the Galaxy Nexus coming in at 3900 mAh -- a huge improvement over the stock 1750 mAh battery. I wanted to see if it would last the entire weekend. Read on below for my full results and plenty of pictures.
Galaxy Nexus with 4G LTE and a huge 4.65" display and you'd love some longer battery life right? Say hello to Mugen Power and their 3900 mAh extended battery and door for the Verizon Gnex. Just arriving on our doorstep we've decided to give it a test and see if we can make it through a good part of the weekend from a single charge. Read on past the break for our hands-on video and pictures.
NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core powered HTC One X, and then the equally impressive One S with the dual-core Qualcomm S4 Krait processor. We've reviewed them both here at Android Community and will link to them below, but what we were impressed with (among many things) was the battery life and conservation.
Qualcomm is back this month with another interesting video showing off the power of their Snapdragon powered smartphones. Last year they released a video showing a Snapdragon processor being powered by a bug circus, as in real live bugs and spiders. This time around they tease the efficiency of the Qualcomm Snapdragon by sending a smartphone around the world on a single charge.
As noted in our review, the hardware is staggeringly similar and the software is actually identical - literally the only difference is a slightly extended body to allow more room for the massive 3300mAh battery. So one XDA developer member did what those fellows do best ,and took apart both a DROID RAZR and the RAZR MAXX, swapped the batteries and the back half of the housing, and turned them on.
hands-on with the Sony XPERIA S at CES, but who would have known the device had a few hidden features? The XPERIA S will likely come with a stain-proof exterior. Stain-proof defined means the device will be dirt repellant, and UV Active. We assume the next generation of Samsung smartphones are considering a waterproof coating in their final design. Which would you prefer?