Samsung Galaxy S5 review

July 14, 2014

Yes, I’m a bit late to the party here, but I’ve been using the Samsung Galaxy S5 for several weeks now, and here’s my video review (finally).

- Cons: looks and feels cheap, TouchWiz is a mess, camera lacks OIS
- Meh: phase-detection AF, heart-rate monitor, fingerprint scanner
- Pros: gorgeous display, fantastic battery life, water resistant

Special thanks to the friendly people at Samsung for lending me a review unit.


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 video review

December 24, 2013

The folks at Samsung were kind enough to lend me a Galaxy Note 3 back in mid-October and I’ve been using it ever since. Here’s my video review.


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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Review: Samsung Galaxy S 4G

March 13, 2011

Engadget

Check out my latest review on Engadget: Samsung Galaxy S 4G… Then watch my unboxing video after the break!

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

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MWC recap

February 20, 2011

Last week I was in Barcelona, covering MWC for Engadget. I worked a lot and slept very little, but it was fun!

Above are some pictures (slide show), and below is the news I reported, with more after the break…

My MWC posts for Engadget:
Huawei IDEOS S7 Slim
ViewSonic V350
ViewSonic ViewPad 4
Huawei IDEOS X3
Alien Dalvik
HTC Incredible S

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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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Unboxing the Google Nexus S, part 1

December 16, 2010

It’s here! The Google Nexus S has landed. First impressions? I don’t have much to add to what’s already been said.

Surprisingly, this phone feels better put together than the other Galaxy S devices. It’s definitely an improvement over the Nexus One, and a worthy successor. Read on…

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Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy Tab, part 1

November 24, 2010

When it rains, it pours – a few days ago the PR folks at both Verizon and Sprint each sent me a Samsung Galaxy Tab to play with :)

There are no major differences between them. Both support 3G (CDMA) plus WiFi, both feature a 7″, 1024×600 pixel capacitive display plus twin cameras (3 MP rear-facing autofocus with LED flash & 1.3 MP front-facing), and both run Android 2.2 (FroYo).

The Verizon model (unboxing video above) is completely black while the Sprint model (unboxing video after the break) features a sexy white back cover…

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Samsung Galaxy S camera shootout

November 15, 2010

4 carriers, 4 phones, 4 variations, 4 cameras!

Samsung’s Galaxy S for the US market – the Vibrant (T-Mobile), Captivate (AT&T), Epic 4G (Sprint), and Fascinate (Verizon) – share the same core specs, but diverge in appearance and implementation.

How do these similarities and differences affect camera performance and user experience? Find out after the break…

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Podcast: Talking with tnkgrl #27

October 16, 2010

After a two month hiatus caused by technical difficulties and scheduling conflicts, we’re back with another podcast (49 min):
Audio version
Video version

Both Matthew Bennett (Sticky Traction, Nokia Daily News, US Mobile Industry) and Tony Peric (fone frenzy) joined me this time – special thanks to Tony for the editing :)

This month, we covered the Nokia N8 and its awesome camera, the T-Mobile G2/HTC Desire Z, the Samsung Galaxy S devices (Fascinate, Epic 4G, Captivate, and Vibrant), and the Samsung Wave.

Other topics include CTIA Enterprise & Applications, my annual trip to Burning Man, the Apple iPod nano, the Motorola F3, the Motorola Charm, the Motorola Droid 2, and the BlackBerry Torch.

We’re planning to do this podcast monthly from now on… Stay tuned!

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