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May 4th, 2012

Everything You Need to Know About 4G

Verizon, Sprint, and  T-Mobile are all providing their subscribers 4G internet connectivity. When we used 3G internet connection on out phone, we felt that it is the fastest internet connectivity that one can avail on their smartphone. However, the 4G network has turned out to be even faster. So let us try to understand more about 4G.

What is 4G?
4G stands for fourth generation wireless. This technology enables you to do VOIP, internet browsing, play games and stream HD videos. Before 4G, 2G and 3G wireless were known to the people. 2G is all about switching from analog to digital transmissions. This technology brought to the world facilities like sending and receiving SMS and email on their phone. 3G technology brought features like global roaming, video calling, sharing the same data network with others and high speed web connectivity. The average speed that you can avail through 3G can range from 600 kilobytes per second to 1.4Megabytes per second. When you compare 3G with 4G, you will be able to achieve the same but with more speed and bandwidth.

According to ITU (International Telecommunication Union), 4G is fast paced internet connection that offers speeds of 100Mbps whichever place you go. This is high mobility for 4G. When it comes to low mobility which means Wi-Fi range, you can get up to 1Gbps speed. However, most of the cellular network service provider’s 4G speeds do not come any close.

Here are some of the technologies that are available in United States. You should be aware of it because these technologies are made available as 4G:

1. WiMax
WiMax is nothing but an extension of Wi-Fi connection which means it offers high speed wireless web connection on a wide range of devices. Sprint is offering this service as 4G which offers 128Mbps HDSPA and 56Mbps HSUPA.

2. LTE (Long Term Evolution)
This is the 4G service offered by Verizon which offers 100Mbps HDSPA and 50Mbps HSUPA. The LTE service cannot be actually called 4G but exclusively refers to 3GPP LTE. LTE Advanced which is yet to launch may meet the 4G standards by offering HSDPA of 1Gbps.

3. HSPA+ (Evolved High Speed Packet Access)
HSPA+ is the 4G service offered by T-Mobile. Sprint and Verizon offers the same service as 3G data. Even though HSPA+ offers high speed connectivity, the speed is much less as compared to LTE and WiMax as it offers 56Mbps HSUPA and 22Mbps HSDPA.

June 21st, 2011

Kyocera Echo Review

Kyocera Echo is undoubtedly one of the most unique smartphones out there in the market. Kyocera Echo is world’s first dual-screen phone. You will simply fall in love with the design of this Sprint phone. The front of the phone appears glossy with chrome accents and the rear is made of plastic with soft coating. The phone measures 115 x 56.5 x 17.2mm and weighs 193g.

The display that comes with capacitive touchscreen technology measures 3.5 inches and has a resolution of 980 x 800 pixels. When you slide the main display towards the right, it sits right beside the secondary display. The two displays are separated by a black strip. The display is quite bright but under sunlight you may not be able to view it clearly. Interestingly, each display has its own buttons such as Home , Menu and Back.

The left side of Kyocera Echo contains many things such as 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB slot with cover, power button, volume controller, microSD slot with cover and lanyard slit. On the right side, you won’t find anything because it contains the hinge that holds the two displays. On the rear, you can find 5MP camera with LED flash.

The Kyocera Echo is powered with Android v2.2 and 1GHz Snapdragon processor. It comes with 512MB RAM and 8GB microSD card for the external memory. The external memory can read 32GB of microSD. The Simul-task applications show you a small indicator which shows whether the apps are compatible to be used independently on the two displays. Also, if you are using a single app, the app automatically spans over both the screens. The VueQue app is also an interesting that lets you watch YouTube videos on one display and on another you can browse and watch more videos.

When you view videos on the phone in the tablet view, the bar in the middle is quite noticeable. The 5MP camera takes about 3secs to snap a photo but sometimes images appear to be blurry. Otherwise, the camera snaps decent images. The video recorder can record videos at 720p.

Thanks to Sprint, you will have a good time browsing on the web on 3G. Also, browsing can be done through WLAN. The internet browser is the usual stock browser from Android which gives good web browsing experience. The Kyocera Echo produces a talk time of up to 7 hours.

For specifications and details, visit the following links:

Kyocera Echo on its Official Website

 

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October 6th, 2010

Samsung Intrepid i350 Review

The Samsung Intrepid is the sequel phone of the previously released Samsung Ace supplied by Sprint service provider. The phone measures 124 x 62 x 13 mm and weighs only 91g. Even though it is a very light phone, it does not appear to be a cheap one. The TFT resistive touchscreen measures 2.55 inches and is capable of displaying 65k colors at 320 x 240 pixels. Below the display, you can find the QWERTY keyboard. Between the display and the keyboard, you can find the 5 directional d-pad. Even though the keys are small, all the keys on the keypad are spaced well. On the left side of the Samsung Intrepid, you can find the volume controller and micro USB port which can be also used for charging the phone. At the right, there is power/sleep key, camera launcher. You can access the stylus from the bottom. It is placed in a horizontal way. At the top, you can the 3.5mm audio jack. At the back, you can the 4.3 megapixel camera along with the speaker.

The Samsung Intrepid has got a 528 MHz processor. It has got 256 RAM and 512 MB ROM. The external memory of the phone can detect up to 32GB of microSD. The phone runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional OS. The Microsoft MyPhone backs up all the data present on your memory card and even contacts and messages. TellMe is a speech-to-action app that allows you to dictate messages to the phone for creating messages.

There are plenty of preinstalled widgets on the phone such as Music Store, IM clients, navigation apps, etc. You can view office documents by means of Office Mobile application. The 3.15 megapixel camera present on Samsung Intrepid takes decent snap if photos are taken in bright lighting conditions. It is not able to take good quality snaps in dim lighting conditions. You can make use of Sprint’s EVDO Rev to surf the web on 3G. You can also connect to the web via WLAN. Internet Explorer browser present on the phone is also user-friendly and has limited Flash support. The standard 1480 mAh battery gives a stand-by time of up to 300 hours and talk time of up to 6 hours.

For specifications and details, visit the following links:

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Samsung Intrepid on its Official Website

 

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September 30th, 2010

Samsung Epic 4G Review

Sprint brings the second WiMAX phone into the market – Samsung Epic 4G. It has a sturdy body which makes it look very sophisticated. The phone measures 124 x 64 x 14mm and weighs 155g. It has got a super AMOLED capactive touchscreen display that is capable of displaying 16m colors. The huge display of the phone which measures 4.0 inches has a display resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It supports multi-touch and has got the usual features such as proximity sensor and accelerometer.

Below the display of Samung Epic 4G, you can find touch-sensitive buttons such as Menu, Home, Back and Search. Samsung Epic 4G is a slider phone and the slider mechanism allows you to access the QWERTY without any qualms.  The keys are large and spaced well which allows you to type messages quickly. You can also write texts through Swype typing method. The phone runs the Android 2.1 OS with TouchWiz 3.0 interface. The phone is powered with ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz processor. It has got 512MB RAM and 512MB ROM. The external memory can detect up to 32GB of microSD.

The Samsung Epic 4G has got two cameras, a VGA camera in the front for video calling and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash at the rear. The camera is capable of taking rich images in any lighting conditions. You can record videos at 720p. The standard Android music player has got EQ and other basic features. You can listen to stereo FM radio on this phone.  The Samsung Social Hub gives you access to all the leading social networking services and chat messengers. Some of the apps that you will find on the phone include Qik, Sprint TV, Sprint Navigation, ThinkFree (for viewing MS Office files) etc. You can download your favorite apps through the Android Market.

The WebKit Android browser will give you good browsing experience. Web pages load quickly and you can zoom into any area of the page through double tapping. You can connect to the internet through WLAN and 3G at EVDO Rev A 3.1 Mbps. 4G browsing can be experienced through WiMAX. You cannot connect to the web through GPRS on this phone The standard Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery of Samsung Epic 4G gives a talk time of over 6 hours and standby time of over 200 hours.

For specifications and details, visit the following links:

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Samsung Epic 4G on its Official Website.

 

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August 3rd, 2010

Samsung Intercept Review

Samsung Intercept is a Sprint carrier with the Android OS. Sprint had released 3 other Android phones in the recent past – Samsung Moment, HTC Hero and HTC EVO 4G. These smartphones were premium devices. However, the Samsung Intercept is a mid-range phone. It feels good to hold this phone as it weighs only 139g and measures 113 x 56 x 15 mm. The TFT touchscreen display of the phone measures 3.2 inches and has a display resolution of 240 x 400 pixels and is capable of displaying 65k colors. It has also got accelerometer feature for automatically rotating the phone when you hold it horizontally or vertically.

Below the display of the Samsung Intercept are present four capactive keys. There is an optical joystick as well as send and end physical buttons. On the right side of the phone, you 3.5mm audio jack and the camera key whereas the on the left side you can find the volume controller and the microSD sot. The microUSB charging port is located at the top. The 3.2 megapixel camera is located at the rear. At the bottom, you can find the speaker.

When you slide the display of the phone in a horizontal manner, you will be able to make use of the four-row QWERTY keyboard.  The size of the keys is big enough and is very user-friendly. The phone runs on 800Mhz processor but we noticed lagged many times during the usage. The Samsung Intercept SPH-M910 is powered with Android 2.1 and its notification drawer gives you quick access to WLAN, Bluetooth, Silent and Vibrate mode. The phonebook allows you to integrate contacts with famous social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Other apps present on the phone include document viewer, YouTube, barcode scanner, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, etc.

The phone supports playback of XviD files but failed to play DivX files. The music player is nothing special and the sound through the loudspeaker and earphone is okay. The 3.2 megapixel camera without flash fails to take good images in the low lighting conditions. However, when there is good light, the images are bright and clear. The Dolphin Browser HD present on Samsung Intercept SPH-M910 is a full-featured browser and is very easy to use.  You can connect to the web on 3G Rev.0 which gives a speed of 153.2kbps. The stand-by time of the standard Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery is up to 300 hours and it gives a talk time of over 5 hours.

For specifications and details, visit the following links:

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Samsung Intercept on the Official Website of Samsung Mobile

 

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