Phones

Specifications – Motorola DROID Ultra

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The Motorola DROID Ultra doesn’t have the same 48-hour battery-life as the new DROID Maxx, however, it’s still of significant interest, thanks to its new processor. All three DROID phones will feature the new Motorola X8 processor system, which according to reports we’ve seen is said to be a modified dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Pro processor clocking along at up to 1.7GHz.… Read more

Specifications – Motorola DROID Maxx

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Motorola’s new DROID Maxx is similar to the DROID Mini in many respects, at least as far as performance is concerned with both featuring what we believe is the same Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. However, there is one big difference – and that’s the massive 3500mAh Lithium-ion battery that comes inside the DROID Maxx. While there are no official figures as yet, the DROID Maxx is quickly becoming known as the 48-hour-battery smartphone.… Read more

Specifications – Motorola DROID Mini

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Motorola is stepping up to the plate again with its long-awaited range of new smartphones, starting with the new DROID Mini. Inside, you’ll find a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core Krait chip delivering the major horsepower and up to 2 GB of memory on-board. It’s built into a 4.3-inch chassis that packs in a 720 x 1280-pixel resolution Super AMOLED panel, driven by an as-yet-unnamed Adreno GPU core inside the Qualcomm SoC CPU.… Read more

Nokia Lumia 625 officially announced tomorrow, get the specs now

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Smartphone maker Nokia is set to launch its new Nokia Lumia 625 onto the market tomorrow but specs and pics of the new phone have leaked into the web a day ahead of schedule.
The entry-level Windows Phone 8 model will come with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, accompanied by 512MB of RAM and 8GB of flash storage, expandable by MicroSD card slot, up to 64GB per card.… Read more

Q&A: Can I get composite video out of my smartphone?

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Q&A: Can I get composite video out of my smartphone?… Read more

A: Directly? No. But if your phone supports MHL – mobile high-definition link – there’s a decent chance you could. MHL incorporates HDMI output into the phone/tablet’s microUSB connector. But in order to get composite AV, you’ll need an HDMI to composite video adapter. It has to be able to accept HDMI input and output composite video and preferably stereo analog audio as well.

Nokia Lumia 925 goes on pre-order sale at Optus

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Nokia’s new Windows 8-powered Luimia 925 smartphone is available from today on pre-order with local Australian telco Optus it was announced today.
The phone will be available on Optus’ $60 MyPlan for $0 upfront on a 24-month plan (minimum cost $1440), or can be purchased outright for $624.
The Nokia Lumia 925 comes with Qualcomm’s dual-core Krait-core Snapdragon MSM8960 SoC CPU with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board flash, preloaded with Windows Phone 8.… Read more

Motorola Moto X – specifications (rumoured)

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More busy times lay ahead as rumours grow about Motorola’s next smartphone. The Motorola Moto X is expected to come with a decent set of features, including a 1.7GHz Qualcomm quad-core MSM8960Pro Snapdragon Pro chip and a cache of 2 GB of RAM. It should also include a 720 x 1280-pixel resolution panel measuring 4.7 inches and powered by Qualcomm’s Adreno 320 graphics core.… Read more

IP dust water ratings – what they mean

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Ruggedised phones are starting to take off, particularly since the launch of the Galaxy S4 Active and the new Sony Xperia ZR, with one of the main selling points in this area usually being the special IP or Ingress Protection rating. For example, the Galaxy S4 Active is IP58-rated while the Xperia ZR is IP67-compliant.
So what do those numbers mean?… Read more