Tag: Cellphone

Nice, cellphone manufacturers are finally starting to pay attention to battery

Droid Razr Maxx

I just read that Tech Crunch had a post showing the Motorola Droid Razr HD pictures. Most of the specs aren’t something that we haven’t seen already, but what did catch my eye was the battery size. The rumor is that it will have a 3,300mAh battery! Compare that to the 2,100mAh battery that the current Samsung Galaxy S3 has.

According to this post if the S3 with it’s screen set to 50% brightness lasts about 8h:26m then this phone should last about 13h:15m (3300/2100 * 8.43 = 13.25). That’s generally the most that I can get out of my S2 (1,650mAh batterY) with it’s screen off!

I hate the fact that whenever I use my phone to it’s fullest (e.g. using GPS) my first concern ends up being the battery life. So, I am very happy to see that manufacturers are finally starting to pay attention to the battery life.

Differences between buying from Amazon Wireless and Verizon direct

I have been looking into switching my cellphone services providers from Sprint to Verizon because 1) Sprint has really slow data service in my area, and 2) Verizon has 4G LTE coverage. Anyways, as I started looking around for options I noticed that Amazon Wireless had pretty good prices for phones with 2-year contracts (who can beat $0.01 for Galaxy Nexus ?). I knew there had to be a catch, but I wasn’t able to find much about the differences online.

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Shady T-Mobile Comparison

T-Mobile comparing Galaxy S3, on a 4G connection, to Verizon iPhone, a 3G device.

This is just not cool. T-Mobile is comparing a Samsung Galaxy S3 on a 4G connection to a Verizon iPhone, which only supports 3G. What’s even worst is that they classify this as a 4G connection comparison. Seriously, T-mobile, you are being shady to the extreme.

I am currently on Sprint, and I am in the market for a better service provider (slow data speeds). I was looking at T-Mobile for a bit, but such shady marketing practices just screams trouble down the road.

Honestly, I am sad at the current state of carriers in the US. I was pretty much settled on Verizon, but their recent practice of locking the boot loader on the S3 really disappointed me.