Tag Archives: First Impressions

HTC One First Impressions

“A rush of anticipation coursed through my body as I flew up to my room and slammed the door shut. I sat down at my desk and slowly opened the box to reveal the stunning contents. There it lay, the HTC One, clad in its beautiful aluminum unibody. The most beautifully sophisticated phone that my eyes had ever feasted upon.” That’s about the briefest… Read more

HTC One X+ First Impressions

After 24 hours with the AT&T HTC One X+, here are my first impressions of the device: I’m going to start off with things I really like and move to the don’t likes.  First, this device is fast.  The One X+ sports a quad-core 1.7 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 AP37 chipset and it’s no slouch.  I’ve used the Tegra 3 with the Nexus 7 for a while now and… Read more

AT&T/Sprint LG Optimus G First Impressions

I have had the pleasure of spending a few days with the two different models of the LG Optimus G, namely the AT&T and Sprint models. Though I have not used them enough for a full review, it has been enough experience to write a first impressions post. First of all, most of the specs are shared between the AT&T and Sprint Optimus G’s. They both have… Read more

First Impressions Of The Pantech Discover: My Thoughts

Not long before winter storm Nemo blasted its way through Michigan on Thursday, the Fed-Ex man showed up at my door with a special package, the Pantech Discover. Now that I’ve spent a couple of days with it, I thought I’d throw up a brief post about what I think of it so far. So let’s cut the small talk and get down to business. The Pantech Discover… Read more

Verizon LG Spectrum 2 First Impressions

I just got my hands on Verizon’s new “mid-range” Android device, the LG Spectrum 2.  Granted, my personal device is currently a Galaxy S II, which is basically now a mid-range device, but it’s amazing to me all the bells and whistles that come with a mid-range device now.  This device was just released at the end of October, so just in time for the… Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note II First Impressions

Last year Samsung created a device that took the mobile world by storm, even creating a new product category. Called the Galaxy Note, the device featured a 5.3-inch HD screen, something that was just a little too big to be a phone screen and just a little too small to be a tablet. Calling features were one the device, and it was sold as a phone. Not too… Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 For Verizon First Impressions

The 7-inch tablet market has been quite crowded these past few months, with devices launching every few weeks. Even today Amazon has launched a new 7-inch device, and it doesn’t look like this trend will be slowing down anytime soon. One thing that has been lacking is 3G and 4G connected tablets. While they may cost more and require contracts, there’s… Read more

Pantech Marauder First Impressions

Over the last year or so, Pantech has started to leave their comfort zone of producing feature phones. We’ve been seeing low to mid-range smartphones from the manufacturer, mainly on AT&T and Verizon. Their latest phone to hit Verizon’s network is the Marauder, a device marketed for the first-time smartphone buyer. However, it offers some powerful… Read more

First Impressions: Ice Cream Sandwich On The DROID RAZR

Since last Friday, owners of the Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX have been watching their devices like a hawk hoping that the long awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update would roll out to their device. Motorola and Verizon finally gave the green light to the mass public rollout today and since about 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, I’ve been testing the update… Read more

Samsung Galaxy SIII First Impressions [Video]

I’ve had Samsung’s flagship Android device in my paws for a little bit now, and I figured it was time for a brief initial impressions video. So far my thoughts on the device have been very positive, and a number of things have stuck out to me, including the lightweight hardare, beautiful display and silky smooth performance. So sit back, relax and enjoy… Read more