LG G Pro 2 review

July 13, 2014

Launched at MWC in February, the G Pro 2 is LG’s answer to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3. I finally spent some quality time testing this phone (alongside the G3), and came away pretty satisfied. What’s not to like about a large 5.9-inch 1080p IPS panel, 13 megapixel camera with OIS, Snapdragon 800 with 3GB RAM, and decent battery life? Here’s my video review.


LG G3 review

July 11, 2014

The LG G3 is awesome! I already mentioned this in my hands-on video and most recent podcast, but after using it for an entire month, I still feel the same way. It’s definitely one of the best phones available today.

In a nutshell, the quad-HD (2560×1440 pixel) display — while not perfect —  is a pleasure to look at, battery life is half decent, and the laser AF system is super fast and accurate, even in low light. My only gripe is with the camera app, which lacks even basic manual settings, making it difficult to control exposure. Here’s my video review


tnkgrl Mobile podcast – #105

July 6, 2014

The one and only Nicole Scott joined me all the way from Taipei for episode #105 (1 hour 6 min) of my podcast. We talked about a whole bunch of handsets — like the excellent LG G3 and G Pro 2, the Asus PadFone X phone/tablet/laptop, and the long awaited Amazon Fire Phone.

Additional topics include the HTC One (M8) camera, washing the Samsung Galaxy S5, Computex 2014, 4K video recording, and T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 5/6 event… Have fun!

Apologies for the delay in posting the audio version — we experienced some issues while recording which slowed down the editing process.

- Audio version
Video version

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Hands-on with the LG G3

May 27, 2014

I just got a chance to play with the LG G3 at the satellite launch event here in San Francisco. Wow! This is one impressive handset… Last year’s G2 was a solid phone, but this year’s G3 looks to be even better. The big news are the quad-HD (2560×1440 pixel) 5.5-inch display and the laser AF system on the OIS-equipped 13MP camera. Check out my hands-on video and matching pictures.

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LG G Flex video review

December 24, 2013

I got a chance to play with the LG G Flex for a couple weeks thanks to the awesome folks at Negri Electronics. Here’s my video review.


Nexus 5 video review

November 17, 2013

I’ve been using the Nexus 5 as my primary handset for a little over two weeks. Here’s my video review.

Once you’re done with the video, take a look at some camera samples.

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CTIA recap

April 24, 2011

Last month I covered CTIA for Engadget in Orlando. It was a lot of work with little sleep, but it was also great fun!

Check out my pictures above (slide show – including Shamu), and hit the break to see the news I reported…

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CES recap

January 15, 2011

Last week I covered CES for Engadget in Las Vegas. It was a lot of hard work with little sleep, but it was also a total blast!

In addition to reporting on several of the new devices announced at the event, I was interviewed by T3ch H3lp (video), and I bumped into some hard-to-find, already released phones.

Take a look at my pictures (slide show) of the Meizu M9, Dell Venue, ZTE Blade/Orange San Francisco, and HTC EVO Shift 4G after the break…

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Quickie: LG Sentio

December 4, 2010

Oh how things have changed in 6 months! Last summer, the PR folks at T-Mobile sent me this LG Sentio review unit. I played with it briefly and promptly got distracted by other shiny things. Read on…

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Review: LG Optimus T and Optimus S

November 6, 2010

Engadget

It’s a double feature! Take a look my latest review on Engadget: LG Optimus T and Optimus S, which I first played with at CTIA

Also, be sure to listen to Chris Ziegler, Sean Cooper, and me on the Engadget Mobile podcast, usually recorded live every Friday afternoon, and posted every Saturday.


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