tnkgrl Mobile podcast – #112

November 12, 2015

Here — at last — is episode #112 of my podcast (1 hour 22 min) featuring the incredibly awesome Andrew Martonik, wherein we recall this summer’s phone hits and misses!

This includes the Galaxy Note 5, LG V10, OnePlus 2, Moto G and X Pure (2015), iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Nextbit Robin, Nexus 5X and 6P, and HTC’s latest and greatest, the absolutely phenomenal One A9

You don’t want to miss this one :)

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tnkgrl Mobile podcast – #110

April 16, 2015

The wonderful Dan Seifert joins me on episode #110 of my podcast (1 hour 1 min), in which we rant and rave about the HTC One (M9), the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Apple Watch, and more… We also share our excitement for the upcoming LG G4 and Microsoft apps — yes Microsoft!

Note: I’m well aware that the video version of this podcast ends suddenly after just 27 mins. Something must have happened during the Hangout on Air. I’ve reached out to Google for support and hopefully the full video will be restored.

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HTC One (M9) video review

March 22, 2015

I’ve been testing HTC’s latest and greatest — the new One (M9) flagship — for a few days now, and here’s my 3-part video review:

Part 1 covers the design and specs
Part 2 covers the camera and software
Part 3 covers the comparisons with other phones
Part 4 is a bonus, my preview for Before You Buy

Yes, 3 parts with a 4th, just like musketeers :)

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tnkgrl Mobile podcast – #109

February 28, 2015

Welcome to episode #109 of my podcast (53 min), wherein Phil Nickinson and I wax poetic about CES & the LG G Flex2, Microsoft & Cyanogen rumors, net neutrality, and what to expect at MWC!

Honorable mentions include the Sony Z3 Compact, HTC Desire EYE & RE, YotaPhone 2, Apple iPhone 6, and Microsoft Band… There’s plenty of goodness for everyone :)

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tnkgrl Mobile podcast – #108

December 21, 2014

Time flies when you’re busy job hunting! Here’s episode #108 of my podcast (1 hour 16 min) with special guest Michael Fisher — the Captain to phones himself — joining me to discuss Lollipop and the new Nexus devices…

In addition to Android 5.0, the Nexus 9, and the Nexus 6, we talk about the Moto X, Moto G, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Alpha, Lumia 830, and Lumia 735 — to name a few. There’s also a thorough conversation about OIS and that leaked Lumia prototype.

Make sure you stay tuned until the end, when we both pick our top-five phones of 2014 :)

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HTC Butterfly 2 video review

December 2, 2014

What’s almost identical to the HTC One (M8) but features a plastic shell and a 13MP camera? The Butterfly 2, natch :) After using this phone on and off for a few weeks, I came away suitably impressed. Sure, it’s not quite as sexy as the Desire 816, but it’s super light weight and packed with goodness. As for that 13MP camera, while it’s not as impressive in low light as its Ultrapixels sibling, it’s more versatile overall. The only missing ingredient is OIS — are you listening, HTC? Check out my video review.


HTC Desire 816 video review

November 30, 2014

While HTC missed the mark with last year’s One max, it redeemed itself with the Desire 816 (and its followup, the Desire 820). I spent several weeks enjoying this large mid-range handset and came away very satisfied. The Desire 816 looks fantastic and performs well all around. It’s definitely one of my favorite HTC phones this year, despite the lack of NFC or manual camera controls. Here’s my video review.