Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LG G Flex: To Curve or Not to Curve

In December 2013, LG released a new type of phone that was sure to turn heads and challenge the status quo. A phone that is not only radical and innovative, but is also large and curved. That’s right, LG introduced the LG G Flex smartphone which has a 6 inch concave curved display. Admittedly, when I first heard about this phone I thought two things: a 6 inch screen is too big, and curved is completely unnecessary.

Curved displays are sure to be ahead their time. No one is going to want one of those. Why would you need your phone to “flex”? I couldn't get over the idea. Not of just a phone so large, but also one that literally curved from head to toe. What is the practicality behind all this curvature thinking? 

I am so glad to say that I was sadly mistaken. All the misnomers in my head disappeared almost instantly when I held the G Flex in my hands. The hardware was quite beautiful, sleek, dare I say it, sexy! Stick around after the break to learn everything there is to know about the LG G Flex and what its curve has in store for you.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The HTC One: 1 Year Later

During the year 2012, mobile phone manufacturer HTC was going through some tough times. They had a few good smartphones released, but nothing overly impressive. They were attempting to release too many phones and they weren't focusing on just one solid device. The HTC One X was a nice phone but it didn't hit a home run. HTC Droid Incredible LTE was also nice, but again, not a home run. In order to end their streak of pop up fly balls, HTC needed to bring a different device to the plate. One that was solid. One that was sexy. One that just worked and one that was easy to use. What they hit us with was unexpected. In March 2013 they unleashed the HTC One.

That was one year ago this month. In this review, we are going to look back at the Verizon HTC One and decide if HTC brought a home run hitter to the plate like they needed to in order get back some much needed respect in the game.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

LG G Pad 8.3: Review

LG is doing a pretty good job of coming up with new technology that will help make up for the rusty name they created for themselves just a few short years ago. Circa 2009 or 2010, LG smartphones were only considered low to mid-range devices. They were no comparison to Motorola, Samsung, or even Apple. But things are starting to change. In a few short weeks, I have had an opportunity to use one of their latest tablet products, The LG G Pad 8.3.

Granted, the name is a bit of a mouth full, but I don't think this tablet will leave you hungry for more. With a very fine build quality and some home grown LG "Q" app software, the G Pad 8.3 is a nice tablet. Not to mention, it is still pretty easy on the wallet.