Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Tour of the Hardware and Software of the Droid Turbo 2 from Motorola & Verizon

When Motorola announced the 3rd generation Moto X, I personally was a bit disappointed. As a consumer, it's screen was too large, and the choice of LCD over AMOLED had me scratching my head, knowing one of it's main features is dependent on AMOLED sipping the battery. I'm referring to the Moto Display which gently "breaths" notifications in white even when the screen is supposed to be off. However, as a review blogger, it is an overall nice piece of hardware. It's very difficult to remove myself from the "consumer" part of the "reviewer" job. In fact, I think it's important to balance then both as opposed to allow one to take higher priority. 

I said all that to make this point, The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 brings everything original Moto X buyers want to keep, and made every aspect of it better. Top of the line hardware paired with stock Android Lollipop + Motorola's "Moto" software suite is a beautiful combination. They improved the screen, battery, build options, software suite, and then made it unbreakable!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hardware Comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S7 to the Galaxy S7 Edge

They're siblings from Samsung. Born of the same time and released on the same date, but they are far from being twins. Looks can be deceiving. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge share many similarities within their hardware skeleton and guts. Here is a comparison between these two flagship phones. If you make your phone purchase decisions based on looks alone, this information should help you place your bet.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

First Impressions After 24 Hours with the Galaxy S7

The first 24 hours of using a new phone are crucial. That is the minimal time necessary to determine whether or not you just wasted your money. If you don't like what you see in the first 24 hours, the remaining 13 days of the 14 day "return window" is spent justifying your purchase in your head and trying to look past the downfalls. If you do like what you see, well, then there is nothing else to worry about.

What did I learn from my first 24 hours with the Samsung Galaxy S7? A lot. I learned about screen, battery, software, camera, hardware, fit and finish. So the question now is, will I be justifying my purchase or will I be worry free?

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Let's Unbox a Brand New Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung has continued to differentiate itself and pull away from the rest of the smartphone OEM pack. Even with the few hiccups in the Galaxy S6 from last year (battery life, camera hump, sharp edges) it was still one of the better options for 2015. 

(Please forgive the frog in my throat in the video. I developed laryngitis a few days prior to this monumental event. But I couldn't let that stop me.)

A few short weeks ago in Barcelona Spain, Samsung unpacked their new Galaxy S7. It went up for pre-order February 23, and I put in my bid hoping to get some coverage of this device for you before it's official release date of March 11, 2016. I was lucky enough to get said pre-order two days in advance.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Let's Unbox the Motorola Moto 360 Sport

This season Motorola made not 1, not 2, but 3 different smartwatches. The Moto 360 2nd Gen comes in 2 sizes and then this one, the fitness focused Moto 360 Sport. Since I'm still living out my new year's resolution to lose a few pounds, I thought this device should be the first that I review. Although the Moto 360 2nd Gen was released back in September 2015, the sport version was released just a few weeks ago. Take a look at everything that comes in the box with this new device and let's get fit!