Thursday, April 21, 2016

Let's Unbox the LG G5

After the LG G4 and it's miracle camera, LG set a high bar for itself. This year, LG has brought us a new phone that still has a removable battery (but in a new way), and they added a 3rd camera. Wow! If they still have great camera software, this could be a killer feature. But before we dive into a review, let's take a look at what comes in the box and run down of the hardware and internal specs.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The HTC 10 Was Just Announced, Pre-Order Now, but Release Date is Still Unknown

To say the least, HTC has had a rough couple of years in the smartphone industry. Four years ago, they introduced a beautifully crafted all metal body phone and called it the HTC One. The two follow ups, unfortunately, were not as well received. They lacked in software quality within the camera and had some visually unpleasing logo placement. The design was the same as the ones before it, and it wasn't marketed well enough to compete in the big game.

This year, obviously, HTC wishes to turn all that around, in fact, they've been obsessing about it. They've made changes in their executive management to start, and that traditionally means new, fresh, ideas for both design and marketing. So this morning, they announced the HTC 10, they dropped the "One" moniker, but kept the numeric iteration. Oddly as that may be because this is not the 10th phone in the lineup for them.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Mobile Blast Podcast Episode 3: S7, S7 Edge, G5, & SE

We fumbled a few times, but we made it through to the end. During episode 3 of the Mobile Blast Podcast, Matt and I discussed the few devices we had in hand, the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and LG G5, Plus 1 more we just had to talk about, the iPhone SE. Overall we're impressed with Samsung, want to be impressed but waiting to see with LG, and saw another typical Apple move to bleed you for cash.

If you weren't able to make it to the live show, you can watch it on youtube at no charge; our treat.