Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 5

Both Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple iPhone 5 smartphones are a few months old now, with each having their own followers. Some argue that Apple products only imply quality and that is demonstrated by the light-in-weight, attractive looking. There are also an equal number of Samsung Galaxy S3 fans who just love its customizable features, its long battery life and relatively affordable price.


Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 are both quite popular. However if the price factor is taken into account, then Samsung Galaxy S3 is a bit cheaper than Apple iPhone 5. This is one of the reasons, why its sales have soared in recent months. Both these smart phones are definitely one of the best buys now. You can make your pick between the two, depending on your liking, its features and your budget.


Look & FeelComparison for Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 5

If you are looking at both these smart phones objectively, then both phones are equally good in terms of their designing and built. Apple iPhone 5 is not much different from iPhone 4S in terms of its look. With aluminum casing, toughened glass at its top and bottom and less width (58.6mm). Apple iPhone 5 is also thinner and sleeker than its predecessor,which is a good improvement. The only major addition in the designing of iPhone5 is the new connector – Lightning port which has caused a lot of complains as many of the users iPhone 4/4S accessories are becoming irrelevant.



Unlike iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 has a plastic feel to it. However the plastic look is actually deceptive, as it is manufactured from superior quality materials including durable polycarbonate. With its exclusive Corning Gorilla Glass II on its front side, this smartphone is stunning and nearly indestructible. Samsung GalaxyS3 is however slightly wider than the more compact iPhone 5 with 70.6mm and a bit heavier (133 grams) than iPhone 5 (112 grams). Though there is a slight difference in weight, it is actually insignificant, as both these light-weight smart phones can be easily carried in your pocket.


The one point where Samsung Galaxy S3 has a slight edge over iPhone 5 is its availability in different colors. Samsung Galaxy S3 is available in 6 different colors, as opposed to the only two finishes of black and white that iPhone 5 offers.


Comparing Hardware for Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 5

Samsung Galaxy S3 uses quad core processor, which is definitely better than the dual processor Apple A6 adopted by Apple iPhone 5. In terms of battery life, Samsung Galaxy S3 will through iPhone 5 out of balance. The camera of both these smart phones is first-rate. Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 offer 8 mega pixel cameras at their rear end. While the Panorama mode of iPhone 5 is intuitive and superb, the Smart Stay feature of Samsung Galaxy S3 is brilliant. However the Siri voice help in iPhone 5 is slightly less perfect than the S voice of Samsung in HD mode.



Interms of connectivity, iPhone 5 uses its proprietary lightning port for connectivity and only offers 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi connections. Samsung Galaxy S3 on the other hand offers several connection choices with 3G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct,4G, LTE and NFC connectivity.


Though both these smartphones offer application stores, settings menu, application lists, etc., there are considerable differences in iOS of iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 Android operating system. On the one hand, where iOS has a more locked propriety OS, Android Openness offers a number of features. In fact Samsung Galaxy S3 is packed with so many features, including an in-built task manager that your applications run smoothly in the background, without needing to open them again and again. With special features likes like microSD, 2 GB of RAM and NFC included, Samsung Galaxy S3 is definitely more worthy than iPhone 5 in this department.


Comparing Software for Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 5

Interms of software, Apple iPhone 5 has not made any note worthy improvement than its predecessor. The only thing you can do is move your icons in the desired area and change your ringtones, home screen and backgrounds. Compared to iPhone5, Samsung Galaxy S3 has superior software. With 7 home screens, application icons, customizable widgets (you can also download them) and ringtones and flexibility to change or add animated backgrounds, these are a number of features that the Android offers.


The maps are another department that Apple iPhone 5 needs to improve on. Apple has tried to replace Google Maps with Apple Maps in iPhone 5. However this is turning out to be a disaster. With Samsung Galaxy S3 accessing Google docs, calendar,YouTube, Google Maps, Google search and other features of Google are not at all a problem.



Downloading games, videos and music is not at all a problem with both these smartphones. On the one hand where Apple play God in controlling what applications can be uploaded to their APP Store & installed on their devices, Samsung Galaxy S3 has a massive Android application store while being less restrictive on which applications can be added & what you can installed on your device. This is one point where the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a clear winner.


Samsung Galaxy S3:                                         Apple iPhone 5

Release Date: September 2012                       Release Date: May 2012

Operating System: Android                              Operating System: iOS

OS version: Android 4.1                                    OS version: iOS 6

Dimensions: 136.6×70.6×8.6 mm                    Dimensions: 123.8×58.6×7.6 mm

Weight: 133 grams                                             Weight: 112 grams

Screen Size: 4.8 inches                                      Screen Size: 4.0 inches

Display Resolution: 1280×720 pixels               Display Resolution: 1136×640 pixels

Camera (Rear): 8 megapixel                             Camera (Rear): 8 megapixel

Camera (Front): 1.9 megapixel                         Camera (Front): 1.2 megapixel

Battery (Standby): 830 hours                            Battery (Standby): 225 hours

Battery (Talktime): 22 hours                              Battery (Talktime): 8 hours

RAM: 1024MB, Quad Core processor              RAM: 1024MB, Dual Core processor


Summary for SamsungGalaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5 is much more compact, thin, fast and a bit taller in height. It also has a good display, battery life, audio-video capability and camera (best during daytime). Samsung Galaxy S3 too has a good design, camera, longer battery life and more applications. However, in totality Samsung Galaxy S3 has a much better hardware (more RAM and improved Battery life, CPU, and GPU),improved operating system, great software and easy access to Google. Coupled with lower price, Samsung Galaxy S3 definitely scores a few more points than Apple iPhone 5.

HTC Raider vs Apple iPhone 4S

HTC Raider vs. Apple iPhone 4S

While the iPhone has dominated the smartphone market for quite some time, the last few years have seen a major surge in the competition. There are some outstanding Android devices on the market these days that are giving the iPhone a run for its money – not only in pricing, but in appearance, quality, and overall performance.Today we’re putting the now older HTC Raider head-to-head with the Apple iPhone 4S to see which one comes out on top. The reason; The new HTC products are about to hit the market very soon, as we look at the older HTC Raider, we can see how impressive it is against the newer Apple iPhone 4s. The New HTC’s should be dynamic!

HTC Raider vs Apple iPhone 4S

Look & Feel

Overall, the iPhone 4S is lighter and more compact than previous models (at only 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm), so it is slightly smaller than the HTC Raider (at 128 x 67 x 11.2 mm). This is largely due to the Raider’s stunning 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen, which definitely outshines the iPhone 4S’s 3.5 inches. The slightly larger size of the Raider does mean that it’s a little heavier, however, weighing in at 177g compared to the iPhone’s 137g.Both phones have a 3.5mm headphone jack conveniently placed at the top, and the volume control on the right side. The Raider’s microUSB port is located on the left side of the phone, and conveniently doubles as an HDMI out (with the right converter).The screen on the HTC Raider is quite good, providing a sharp image at 540×960 pixels. While it can’t quite boast the “pixel-free” density we see on the iPhone 4S, the SuperLCD screen of the Raider displays accurate colors, a bright image, and wide viewing angles.


The HTC Raider comes with the dual-core, 1.2GHz APQ8060 Snapdragon processor. While the Apple iPhone 4S tends to run a bit faster with its 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and Apple A5 chipset, the Raider keeps up pretty well. The Raider performs quite well overall and doesn’t lack in responsiveness, and the dual-core processor in both of these phones means that they can juggle multiple apps without compromising performance.While the Raider runs marginally slower than the iPhone 4S, it performed brilliantly in the areas of social networking, web browsing, email, and even game play. In fact, the difference between the two phones in this area is nearly imperceptible, which makes it a great choice and much lower price.The Apple iPhone 4S runs on a (non-removable) Li-Po 1432 mAH battery, whereas the HTC Raider uses a standard Li-Ion 1620 mAH battery. The drawback of the iPhone here is that the battery can only be replaced by Apple, meaning that you are without a phone while the new one is installed (at a hefty price markup). The Raider’s battery is easily replaced and is comparatively inexpensive, allowing you to even carry a spare if you’ll need the extra power. And of course, one of the major benefits of the Raider’s lighter processor is the extended battery life.

HTC raider versus apple iphone 4s


The HTC Raider runs on Android 2.3.4, with the Sense UI (HTC’s Android skin), which provides an overall attractive and stable performance. Of course, the Android app market has grown considerably over the last year and offers a huge assortment of games, music, movie application, maybe not quite as many as Apple’s. One of the things I have always loved about the Android software is their important communication apps like Maps, Texting, and Email. They work beautifully right out of the box and the Sense UI provides a consistently pleasant experience.The iPhone 4S runs on iOS5, and is one of Apple’s less dramatic updates, and if you ask even an Apple iPhone lover, this last update was a disappointment to them. The major additions are the Siri app and iCloud features. While these have been touted as fantastic additions, some users have been frustrated with trying to get these functions to work. Many Siri features simply aren’t functioning yet, and the iCloud is still glitchy at best. This is something that will need to be worked on. The HTC Raider running 2.3.4 has software in the Android Market that does exactly what the iCloud and Siri apps do. The Android Speaktoit application found in the Android Market is a free application, after having tested this application myself, find it to be better than the Siri app. The google docs that come free with your gmail email application have the majority of the iCloud features covered as well, and have been in use now for over 2 years and work very well with the phone service.

HTC Raider vs Apple iPhone 4s


In my opinion, the slightly older HTC Raider holds up surprisingly well against the newer Apple iPhone 4S. For the average user, the differences are practically negligible as the Raider provides a stellar performance overall, with Applications that are as good or better than the new apps for the iphone 4s.HTC has also recently announced there will be an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade soon, this is something to be extremely happy about!The HTC Raider is available at most cellular providers in North America


Rogers: $49.99 – 3 year contract, $474.99 – 2 year contract, $524.99 – No Term
Bell Canada:$49.95 – 3 year contract, $549.95 – 2 year contract, $599.95 – No Term

Nexus Prime Vs. Apple iPhone 4S

Battle for supremacy, which is better smartphone, the new Google Nexus Prime or the Apple iPhone 4S?Although the Apple iPhone was the original revolutionary device to start the smart phone craze, lately the Android phones have been nipping at iPhones heels in terms of popularity and sales. The latest offering from these two giants are the Nexus Prime from Android, and the Apple iPhone 4S from Apple. The winner of this contest could ultimately tip the tide in the smart phone wars one way or the other.

Nexus Prime vs Apple iPhone 4s

Look and Feel

The Google Nexus Prime is a thinner phone than the Apple iPhone 4S. Even though the upgraded iPhone 4S has improved in terms of getting thinner, it pretty hard to beat Nexus, the thinnest smart-phone in the world. The Nexus Prime is also lighter, coming in at 135 grams to the iPhones 140. The difference in thinness is slight, the Primes 9 mm to the iPhone 4S which is 9.3mm. This means that while the Prime is more portable in terms of statistics, the difference will not likely be very noticeable.Actually, the Nexus will be a little larger due to its larger screen, which comes in at an inch larger than the iPhone 4S 3.5 inch display. The Google Nexus Prime and the Apple iPhone 4s will be largely similar in look and feel to the phones that they are designed after. So if you like the look and feel of the original Nexus, or the original iPhone 4, then that will give you a good idea of what to expect for the new versions.

Nexus Prime vs Apple iPhone 4s


The Google Nexus Prime sports a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, with a PowerVR SGX540 GPU at 384MHz for Great Graphics, which will make it noticeably faster than the iPhones A4, 1 GHz dual core processor with PowerVR SGX535 GPU. The difference in speed will likely make a difference, especially if you plan on running some games that need processing power, like high level graphic games, for example.
The iPhone 4S will have more memory available, since you can choose to have it come with 16, 32 or 64 GB, while the Google Nexus Prime will come 32 GB in the U.S. 16GB in Canada. In contrast, the Nexus will come with an impressive 1 GB of RAM, to the iPhone 4S 512 MB. Having twice as much Ram will also make the Nexus much snappier and capable of running better programs.
The phones camera for the Samsung Nexus will be a 5 megapixel while it will be 8 megapixels for the iPhone 4S, but as we mentioned before, this will only make a difference if your planning on blowing up your pictures to poster size. The Apple iPhone 4S will still run off of the 3G network, while the Prime will run off the 4G LTE network, making the Prime also a significantly faster phone in regards to data transfer online, watching media, the speed will be really nice to have.
The battery power of each phone is about the same, giving similar lengths of time with using the phone for talking, and also a similar amount on standby. The Google Nexus Prime has a display that’s an inch larger than the iPhone, and it also uses new Super AMOILED technology for a more response touch screen. The Samsung Nexus Prime also has a display screen with 1280 by 720 resolution, which are light years ahead of the 640 X 960 iPhone 4S screen.
The larger screen on the Nexus will also make it easier to see, which is a big deal when you are watching a movie or T.V. Show, and when you have a 4G LTE connection, you will be doing a lot of that.

Nexus Prime vs apple iphone.jpg


The Apple iPhone 4S will be running the IOS 5 operating system. The Google Nexus Prime will be running Android 4.0, which has been code named Ice Cream Sandwich in line with Google fondness for naming their operating systems after desserts.
The operating systems are generally comparable here, and the problem is that comparing IOS to Android is a bit of an apples and oranges situation (or Apples to Ice Cream). The only thing to note is that iPhone 4S is running the same software as the iPhone 4, so that will give you good idea of its capabilities. The Google Nexus Prime will be the first phone out to run Android 4.0, which sports some new features like direct WIFI transfer, NFC Technology (new internal processor that gives the Nexus the ability to have a payment feature, so you could use your phone, to purchase from a vending machine or cash register), Nexus will also have a new first facial recognition lock-screen, and upgraded voice recognition features, are you getting excited?


Pricing for the Nexus will vary in the U.S. depending on the Carrier. Keep in mind these phones require talk and data plans if purchased on contracts.

Verizon, the cost is $649.99 for purchase, or $299.99 with a 2 year contract.
Bell Canada, $159.95 for a 3 year contract – Bell gets the Nexus exclusively in Canada for 1 month
Rogers Canada will is taking orders now with a $40.00 deposit for delivery sometime in January

AT&T Cost $799.99 for the Apple iPhone 4S – 64 GB $399.99 on a 2 year contract
AT&T Cost $699.99 for the Apple iPhone 4S – 32 GB $299.99 on a 2 year contract
Verizon offers the iPhone 4S
-64 GB $399.99 for a 2 year contract
-32 GB $299.99 for a 2 year contract
-16 GB $199.99 for a 2 year contract.
Bell Canada offers the iPhone 4S
-64 GB on a 3 year contract for $369.95
-32 GB on a 3 year contract for $269.95
-16 GB on a 3 year contract for $159.95
Virgin Mobile Canada offers the same pricing as Bell for $0.05 more for each phone
Rogers offers the iPhone 4S
-64 GB on a 3 year contract for $369.00 or Buy $849.00
-32 GB on a 3 year contract for $269.00 or Buy $749.00
-16 GB on a 3 year contract for $159.00 or Buy $649.00
Telus offers the iPhone 4S
-64 GB on a 3 year contract for $369.00 or Buy $849.00
-32 GB on a 3 year contract for $269.00 or Buy $749.00
-16 GB on a 3 year contract for $159.00 or Buy $649.00

Again, keep in mind that most contracts will require minimum plan costs per month that will be committed to in order to get the above pricing.

Nexus Prime vs Apple iPhone 4s


The Samsung Nexus Prime has completely new technology, a major upgrade in software, and far superior abilities when it comes to processing power, RAM, gaming and display. The choice of whether to choose the iPhone 4S over the Google Nexus Prime will likely come down to whether you are a diehard iPhone fan and refuse to look past the Apple Icon Status. They have done a great job in advertising and in taking the industry form phones as a calling device, I think they are a great product, but I have to say there are some great existing features that have been taken from Google existing cloud services. Like Google Docs, the blend beautifully with the new Android 4.0, that has become even better with the software.

The Google Nexus Prime appears to be the better phone, even just spec-wise, and the no-brainer choice. For users that require editing of docs, and spreadsheets, the larger phone, and the ability to work with in the Google docs environment, is great. Sharing docs with colleagues, has already existed with Google, and the Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich brings it all home with a large screen to view your work, take pictures and videos, play games or watch your favorite T.V. show when you just want to sometime to relax.

I want one!

iPhone fans mentality. iPhone 4 vs HTC EVO

Have you ever thought how come Apple fans keep always buying the latest and greatest Apple products, although if the difference in the price from the previous generation is huge while not much difference in functionality. I mean how much of a difference iPhone 4S had when compared to iPhone 4, nothing that even worth mentioning. On the other hand how many iPhone fan has upgraded their phones to iPhone 4S!! Further, how many are still waiting to put their hand on one to upgrade their own iPhone 4!!

Another thing that always make us wonder, how come Apple fans only consider buying Apple product even if there is a better product in the market at a fraction of the cost. Even they are willing to pay much higher for a service provider just because that service provider sell iPhone.

If the above examples make you wonder, then watching the video below will be of a great amusement for you and will put a big smile on your face guaranteed.

Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE vs Motorola Razr

We have been one of the people who waited for long to put our hands on the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE and Motorola RAZR. Well, finally it happen and we had our hands on these two devices for the past 48 hours from Rogers Canada. While other providers devices might be a little different or a bit different naming, both the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE and Motorola RAZR should be mostly similar by all providers to the one from Rogers and reviewed here.

Before we start its worth giving a warning or a message that our review might be a bit biased toward the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE. The reason behind that is not political or being paid for the review by Samsung, but because we had decided to dump the Motorola RAZR for the superior Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE in our team for the below reasons:

– The battery life on the sets we had of the Motorola RAZR was miserable. A full charge did not last over 6 hours with a normal usage with 3G, few phone calls, & e-mail. We believe Motorola is aware of the problem in their Motorola RAZR device and that why they have worked hard on resolving the problem in the software by offering an extra power management software that stop non used programs, disable none used services and so on, but that did not seems to cut it for the compromise they have took on the battery size to meet being the thinnest device in the market.

– The weight distribution on the device was kinda missed up. Too much weight on the top side where you actually hold the device from the bottom side, made the device handling being not for our taste.

– Many applications did not work probably on the Motorola RAZR. We are sure this probably will get fixed as with time application developers will fix their applications to work with the Motorola RAZR. We actually can not blame this one on Motorola, but definitely Samsung has took advantage of this device being the third generation of the same series where most of the application we had tried had run without a problem.  One of the application which was a must for our team and did not work well on the Motorola RAZR is Viber for Android. The voice will start but very noisy and will cut right after 5 seconds, we did not face any similar problem with the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE. It might be worth mentioning that Motorola RAZR still does not appear on the Viber for Android Compatibility list.

– The Motorola RAZR headset has a bit of obvious head when doing a long calls from the top screen size, where your ears normally sit. Maybe being too thin is the cause for this one again.

Ok now we have took our reasoning why we like the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE, lets look at how these devices compare head to head as the Motorola RAZR still got advantages over the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE and every one has his own preferences. Below is our detailed Comparison.

Look & Feel Comparison for Motorola RAZR vs Samsung Glaxy S2 LTE

While in most cases look & feel go hand in hand for most hand sets, it worked totally differently in this one. Actually we have liked the look of the Motorola RAZR much better than the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE. The KEVLAR fibre look as well Corning Gorilla Glass looked both stunning as well help the device handle more hits. Further the splash guard coating that can protect the electric boards inside from water and coffee spilt was such a great idea. Both devices had the power port in a convenient location where you can still use the device while charging it. The Samasung Galaxy S2 LTE had it just with all other Galaxy phones to the bottom of the device where Motorola again were innovative with this one and placed it to the bottom of the device. Last thing about the look, both devices sizes was very similar when we stack them up, which kinda surprised us as the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE suppose to have a larger screen with 4.5″ where the Motorola RAZR has only 4.3″, but it seems the spaces between the screen and the edge of the phone were larger in the Motorola RAZR than the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE. Click on the images below to enlarge it & see how these phones sizes compare.


On the feel side we had liked how the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE feel in our hand better than the Motorola RAZR for two reasons. The weight distribution and the rounded edges on the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE has made holding it a pleasure comparing to the Motorola RAZR where more weight is sitting to the top of the device with squared edges.

Hardware Comparison for Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE vs Motorola RAZR

Both the Galaxy S2 LTE and the RAZR are sporting a dual core processors, where the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE is running a faster 1.5Ghz processor in compare to the Motorola RAZR 1.2 GHz processor where both devices have 1GB of RAM. Though its important to note that both device has performed quite well and without any lag during most of our tests. The Motorola RAZR had slown down a bit once after 30 minutes of a 3D game running by our member after it heated up a bit. We don’t believe that should be of a problem for most users, but if you are a gamer on your Android phone then that is something to test for when trying it out. It might be just an extensive game what one of our crew decided to try. Both phones we had tried has 16GB of internal storage and the ability to install up to 32GB additional SDCard. Although rogers does not seems to provide SD card with neither phones, it seems some US suppliers will be providing a 16GB SD Card pre-installed in the Motorola RAZR. We are not aware if others will do the same for the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE as this will depend per provider.

As far Display go, the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE has 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus Gorilla glass display that may give a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels with about 207 pixels per inch (ppi) pixel density, while Droid Razr comes with a 4.3-inch qHD screen paired with Super AMOLED touchscreen that may give a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels with about 256 ppi pixel density. Both displays were stunning in our opinion where the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE has a bit superior display in our opinion with less of pixelation effect as seen with the Motorola RAZR.

As far weight and dimensions go the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE weighing 130.5 grams, has a dimension of 129.8 x 68.8 x 9.5 mm. On the other hand, Droid RAZR measures 130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm and weighs 127 grams. As you can see the Droid RAZR is a bit thinner and lighter but some how still of a larger width and height than the Samsung Galaxy S2 which is odd as the Samsung Galaxy S2 has a larger display and we expected it to have a larger face size than the Droid RAZR. Although Motorola has done a great job in getting the device to be thinner and lighter as per image above with Motorola RAZR on top, they had missed up when they had made the device face larger with less display size. Further the thin size of the Motorola RAZR seems to come at the compromise of the battery life and a bit of heating issue.

Both devices has great 8MP back cameras and 2MP front cameras which can record high-definition videos in 1080 pixel resolution. We have enjoyed both Cameras and did could not really make our mind which one is better than the other.

Connectivity wise at the Rogers network the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE will have a faster connectivity with it supporting LTE where the Motorola RAZR will not support LTE but a max of 4G. I am not sure if other providers versions will be different than that, but for here we will stick with the versions we had seen. Both devices has bluetooh and Mini USB connection. The Samsung Galaxy S2 use a normal SIM card, where the Motorola RAZR require a Micro SIM just like the iPhone which we thought it was a disadvantage to the RAZR specially if you keep switching your line with other phones.

In our test the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE actually has topped the Motorola RAZR in the battery test, which is was kinda to our expectation as it has a larger standard Li-ion 1850 mAh battery, while Droid Razr only has a 1780mAh battery. Further the battery on the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE is replaceable where its not on the Motorola RAZR. Further, we were not impressed at all with the battery life on the Motorola RAZR, where we were OK with the one on the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE.

Voice Quality & speakers quality was quite high on both devices with no complains on both party the calling & receiving after all it must be a good phone before anything else :). Only we had problem with Viber voip calls on the Motorola RAZR, but not Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE. Though the problem was only Viber related where other VOIP programs like Skype & vbuzzer worked well for us which means the Motorola RAZR has no VOIP problem, its just up to the Viber team to fix their software to work well on Motorola RAZR.

Motorola RAZR has HDMI port where the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE does not.

Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE has NFC(Near Field Communication), but not the Motorola RAZR

Software Comparison for Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE vs Motorola RAZR

Both devices are running Google’s Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 operating system and they should get the Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0 mobile OS upgrade, early next year as per both vendors announcement. We have noticed the OS to be more customized on the Motorola RAZR which has caused more Apps to fail at least for the time being till Apps developers pickup and fix it. Though we should mentioned that we had definitely enjoyed the Motorola MotoCast and we think Motorola should make it available for a fee on other Android devices as away to make money specially being acquired by Google just recently :). The Motorola MotoCase will ensure that you are not worried any more than you have forget to copy the last updated file to your device or that you don’t have enough space on your SD Card as your full PC will always be with you on the go. We believe this was one of the biggest advantages for the Motorola RAZR.

Price Comparison for Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE vs Motorola RAZR on Rogers Canada

Well, as each provider control his phones pricing differently we will provide the comparison based on the provider we had the hand sets from which Rogers Canada in this case(Yeah I hear you who want to use Rogers, their customer service sux not the one at the store but the centralized one who answer the phone and has even control over the poor store reps), but hey they were the first to have the devices over here so no other option :). Ok prices as per roger were as follow:

Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE    No Term Contract: $649.99        With Three Years Contract:   179.99
Motorola RAZR                 No Term Contract: $649.99        With Three Years Contract:  149.99

We know what you are thinking, why does the three years contract on the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE is hire than the Motorola RAZR although they hold the same tag price. We have no clue why, but it seems Rogers know that the Galaxy S2 LTE has a higher demand and wanted to shell more money of it by discriminating against it in the price :).

Well we hate to say this, but if after all this still not sure which device you want to get then go and grab the one you like a bit more take it home and try it for up to two weeks but don’t make over 30 mins of calling and if you discover you like the other one better then go back to store and replace it. Its the policy with Rogers store :).

At last unfortunately, we still have not implemented our own blog or forum where you can leave your comments and respond to you, though we have agreed with to host a post for us where we can get your comments and reply to it. You can find the post at: Motorola Droid RAZR vs Samsung Galaxy LTE on Rogers Canada Post. Please leave your comments on there and we will reply to you as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Samsung Nexus (Prime) vs. Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE

The Samsung Nexus has been anticipated for quite a long time, ever since the original Nexus which was one of the more popular smart phones back in the day. Many people on the internet are buzzing about the newest version of the Android’s operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich, will be like. The Samsung Nexus Prime is the very first phone that will have 4.0 installed.

Look and Feel

The Prime and the Galaxy have similar designs. The Galaxy wins for being more durable, with the famous gorilla glass that is known to be real tough and break-resistant. The screen sizes are similar, and both have similar weights, with the Nexus Prime being a little heavier at 135g as compared to the Galaxy’s 116g.

samsung nexus prime vs samsung galaxy s2 lte

Software Comparison

samsung nexus prime vs samsung galaxy s2 lte

The biggest difference in software, since both phones are running Android, is the version of Android each runs. The Samsung Nexus will be running the brand new “Ice Cream Sandwich” version of Android, or Android 4.0. The Galaxy will still be running Android 2.3.3, called “Gingerbread” due to Android’s affinity for sweet sounding names. To be fair there will be an available update for the Galaxy to its operating system to the new 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), which will more than likely happened after they have run at least one or two updates to the 4.0 software. However this is all dependent on your cellular service provider, and when and if, they decide to release this update to their customer base. So that is a good piece of news for the people who have just recently purchased the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE, or are still deciding on which to buy.

This means that the software advantage clearly goes to the Samsung Nexus. Ice Cream Sandwich has a number of completely new features not known to the older Gingerbread version. Among these is “Face Unlock.” This is a feature that makes people think the future is finally here. The Samsung Nexus Prime will actually have facial recognition software for its lock screen. This means that you can set the phone so it won’t unlock unless the camera recognize the face of its owner.

Ice Cream Sandwich also has real time voice to text dictation as an alternative to the touch screen keyboard. This makes it far easier to do tasks like texting and searching for things online if you need your hands for something else, like driving. If you do have hands to help, you can fix any mistaken words with the usual word fixing feature by tapping the word on the screen. This is also not androids first attempt at voice dictation, android developers have been working at integration of this feature in past generations.

Android Beam and WIFI Direct are also new features for 4.0. These features let phones communicate with each other directly, without having to send files, YouTube videos, or any other kind of information across the entire Internet. It’s a little silly to have to do that when you’re right next to someone, right?

Hardware Comparison


Both Samsung phones have dual-core processors, and are about the same speed processor wise. The Galaxy has more options for storage, with 16 GB and 32 GB SD card options compared to the Nexus’s 16. With the Samsung Nexus has gone the other way here and not allowed for the add on MicroSD. The Nexus takes the prize for display screen by a long stride. It had a 4.6 inch Super HD AMOILED screen with a resolution of 1280×720 for one of the crisper views in the business. This is compared to the Galaxy’s 4.3 inch Super AMOILED Plus screen of 800×480, which is still very good.

Both phones have a front-facing video camera. They also both have 1080p HD video, and a Megapixel camera, though the Galaxy has 8MP to the Prime’s 5MP, however I have to say, the 5MP is nice and doesn’t matter unless you’re blowing up a picture to poster size. I must say, they have done a great job, at review time looking at the screen. Taking pictures, there was almost no lag between shots, very fast. The phones are very similar when it comes to other capabilities, such as the 4G connectivity with maximum internet speeds of 21Mbps, and the capacity of their batteries, with an average of around 8 hours each for talk time.

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The Galaxy will run you up to 200 dollars with contract in the U.S., whereas the Galaxy Nexus is a goodly amount pricier at around 300 in U.S. These prices will change rapidly in the coming months after release. However if you are willing to lock into a 3 year contract you can see the price below that in Canada

Bell Canada is the first to get hold of the new Galaxy Nexus and is taking pre-orders for December 8th 2011 Delivery. I hope they will be able to stick to this time table, as a little bird has told me there could be delays on product actually getting into customers hands at the announced time. The rumour is it could be delayed closer to end of December, possibly just shortages, so the sooner you get your orders in. The sooner you will be one of the few to receive your new Galaxy Nexus, with Ice Cream Sandwich.

 $159.95 On a 3 year term when activating a minimum voice and data plan combination or smartphone plan of a minimum of $50 or more per month.



Bell Canada will have an exclusive for 1 month before the Galaxy Nexus is released through Rogers stores.

Rogers is now offering pre orders of their Samsung Galaxy Nexus with a $40.00 Deposit to be delivered for  January 2012.

Again these dates are not iron clad, Bells release date is November 7, 2011, as I mentioned there is a possibility of delay or shortages. Regardless, if you pre-order with Bell or Rogers. You will be the first to get yours, regardless of when it gets here, and the word is, worst case scenario, it should not be delayed more than 30 days at most.

Conclusion: Which is the Better Phone?

There’s no question that Nexus is a phone with more advanced features, especially in the software department. The question will always be, buy now, or wait for the next, newest version. The Galaxy is certainly a very advanced smart phone with a good display, and Gingerbread is no joke for advanced software. The question is looks, with the Galaxy you have the possibility to have 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich O/S with in the year, that will certainly be enough for some.

But if you yearn for those great futuristic features for Ice Cream Sandwich, like real time voice transcription, and facial recognition unlock screens, speed, new software interface that makes much more sense than the previous versions of Android, making the change shouldn’t bother you at all.

For me, the software, and well matched hardware, this is a product that is a major jump ahead of what we have seen so far from the Android camp, and I would say this has them solidly eating Apples lunch. If I may say… in some case, if the only vending machines available to dispense lunch are using NFC technology, iPhone won’t even be able to get lunch at all, unless they ask an Android user to buy it for them… I for one can’t wait. I want my Ice Cream Sandwich, and want to talk, email, chat, make movies and watch, Facebook, and twitter on it now!


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Apple iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE

Lately it seems that Apple with its new iPhone 4S and Samsung with its new Galaxy SII LTE have taken centre stage and are just a couple of the many titans of the smart phone world competing, but they are two of the most popular smart phones out there, and as you know, if it is out there we must review it!

So how does the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE vs. Apple iPhone 4S play out?

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Look & Feel Comparison for Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE vs. Apple iPhone 4S

Well speaking strictly ergonomically, the new model of the iPhone is much more compact and light weight than previous models.It is only 115mm x 58mm x 9mm, giving it some leeway over its predecessors, and a squarer look from the iPhone 3, 3G’s larger shell, yet curved shell… The Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE does beat the new iPhone however, and takes the title for smallest smart phone available. While its length and width are slightly larger than the iPhone, this also allows the phone to have a slightly larger screen,and it still remains thinner and lighter weight. When comparing weight, Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE vs. Apple iPhone 4S, the iPhone weighs in at 140g and the Galaxy is 116g, that is really light in comparison, and allows it to sit in a shirt pocket without the feel of a heavy weight.

Apple iPhone 4s vs Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE

Both phones have very good placement for power and for audio connectors. Both allow good placement of power plug so you can power up the units at home or in the car, and still have easy use of the phone. As well the ever important placement of the audio jack on both units is top and allows to have it in holster so you can easily plug and unplug while in case, with no difficulty. (It surprises me how many other companies make it difficult to plug in and listen to your music).

Samsung uses the now well-known Corning gorilla Glass, a very tough proven technology for display glass, virtually industructable, without having to purchase other screen protection products. The iPhone 4S is using a Chinese manufacturer named Lens Technology, there is claim that the properties of their glass is similar to Corning, I can’t help but wonder about this claim as I have seen many a shattered iPhone displays over the last few years. To be totally unbiased about this, Check out at the bottom of this post a YouTube video that shows the two phones in a drop test, seeing is believing.  if you’re anything like me, (that whoops moment as you see your phone slip from your hand and hit the ground in slow motion), this will happen a few times a year. I don’t know about you, but I have a better comfort level knowing my phone won’t shatter the first time I drop it!  Sound quality is better on this new Samsung this time around. Talk, speakers on hands free are much better. In comparison with the iPhone 4S the Samsung Galaxy S2 has really stepped up their game.

Hardware Comparison for Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE vs. Apple iPhone 4S

The Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE processor is simply a faster processor than the Apple iPhone 4S, the processor on the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE  is a 1.5GHz Dual core with 1GiG of Ram to the iPhones 1GHz dual core with 512K of Ram. Samsung wins again on power. While the Apple iPhone 4S has slightly better graphics due to its GPU. I would not call this GPU speed far superior to the Samsung. In tests the Apple iPhone 4S GPU PowerVR SGX 543MP2 tests better, but the comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE ARM Mali 400 may only make a difference to speed freaks that require those extra microseconds of speed who are judging each hardware piece on its own merit, and when you factor in Samsung’s faster CPU and double the Ram, its fast! It allows for very fast game playing, photography and video at 1080 HD. The iPhone 4S comes in several flavours, 16gig, 32gig, and 64gig. This is the maximum amount of storage that you can save to the device in data. The Samsung Galaxy S2 makes it simple. You can buy a 16gig version, that has a microSD card to pump up that storage with up to an extra 32 gig of storage on the phone plus the 16 gig for a total of up to 48gig total storage, not bad, and allows you to control how much ram you need and allows multiple storage advantages of having a microSD cared for each of your files if you’re a heavy user, photographer, video grapher, audiophile and if you have 10,000 mp3 files, you can take them with you in your extra microSD’s, without being forced to buy what you may not need.

The Apple iPhone 4S uses a Li-Po 1432 mAH battery, permanent (non-removable) , while the Samsung Galaxy S2 uses a , Li-Ion 1650 mAH that is removable. The ability to remove that battery is pretty plain, with the Apple iPhone 4S, you are limited to the power of the battery, and it must be charged, and if it breaks, you are stuck with getting a new Apple battery, which means being without your phone while they install it, or at that price, buying a new phone. With the Samsung Galaxy S2, generic replacement or add on batteries are available and very inexpensive, you can buy an extra large battery, to give double power, or if you wish, carry an extra battery with you, if you are having a long day, and think you may need the extra power on the road.

Apple iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE
, you are limited tothe power of the battery, and it must be charged, and if it

breaks,you are stuck with getting a new Apple battery, which means being without your phone whilethey install it, or at that price, buying a new phone. With the Samsung Galaxy S2, generic replacementor add on batteries are available and very inexpensive, you can buy an extralarge battery, to give double power, or if you wish, carry an extra battery with you, if you are having a long day, and think you may need the extra power on the road.

The Apple iPhone 4S, which currently is having issues with power loss on its battery at the moment, will experience better battery life, once it has a new software update. At time of publishing this review, the update from iOS 5.0to 5.0.1, as reported by Computerworld Article November 11, 2011, said its readers were posting they still had the same issue or worse still. Assuming the future iPhone 4S next update happens, and works, it should fix the low battery life,currently being experienced on the iPhone 4S, and bring user time up closer to 5.29 working hours. But at this time, posted hours for talk and standby are being challenged by users in forums and blogs, until this issue is fixed, it is serious.

Software Comparison for Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE vs. Apple iPhone 4S

The Apple iPhone has served as a catalyst, leading cell phone design and technology into the world of what we now know to be smart phones. They are no longer just for calls and texting; they’ve become mini personal computers for those of us constantly on the go. Google a few years ago decided to get into the Cellular market developing its own O/S called Android. What a ride it has been for them, and for us as consumers. They did not cower in the shadow of Apple iPhones, they stayed the course, and continued their development, improving on every O/S platform, all the while allowing for other manufactures to get involved and use Google software, with their hardware. Within 2 short years. Google with their Android O/S (Operating System) have taken a major piece of the cellular market and now, As of July 2011, Android has 41.8% of the smart phone market and Apple has 27%. Not bad for a company that only announced in 2007 that it would be developing its own Operating System for Cellular.

Apple iPhone 4s vs Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE

We looked at a new feature, Siri and iCloud that Apple has been throwing around as a major feature of their new Apple iPhone 4S. The issue of course is getting these 2 new features to work. Apple says you can talk to your iPhone and ask for directions, and it will give you a map, or tell you the weather, give a definition. In Canada, at the moment, this feature is intermittent, at best. There are many Siri features that are not yet functioning as yet in Canada, and on and off in the U.S. The Apple iCloud is storing content, work and Documentation on the  iCloud, and is a bit glitchy for the moment, and requires more work, and development on Apples part. Being an Android (Google) phone the can connect to Google Docs, tasks, update your calendar and contacts out of the box with very little set up. Voice to text for Google searches. Maps, Texting and email are already working and Android has been working with this kind of technology (Voice & Cloud) and does not require any extra apps to download. Both have 8 MP cameras, with image stabilization, and 1080 video.

Apple iPhone 4s vs Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE

Price Comparison for Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE vs. Apple iPhone 4S on Rogers Canada

On the Rogers Network. The Apple iPhone 4S is available But not available for the LTE network:

iPhone 4S – 16GB

As low as $159.00 – 3 yr. contract

$649.00 Full Price Buy

iPhone 4S – 32GB

As low as $269.00 – 3 yr. contract

$749.00 Full Price Buy

iPhone 4S – 64GB

As low as $369.00 – 3 yr. contract

$849.00 Full Price Buy


On the Rogers Network. The Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE, One of the few smart phones ready for the LTE Rogers System & AT&T in US:

Samsung Galaxy SII LTE

As low as $179.99 – 3 yr. contract

$649.49 Full Price Buy


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Summary for Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE vs. Apple iPhone 4S


Well, there you have it… in the end, it is up to you. I hope we have given you some real insight to all the features and benefits. I think the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE is the clear winner. Hardware you have a better CPU, more Ram, and great GPU, Amazingly durable shell and screen,ability to remove the battery, or buy extras. microSD cards, you could have separate cards for your music (Mp3’s), pictures, videos, data and whatever you may need extra microSD cards for. An O/S that just keeps getting better and better, with voice to text that already is working, Sharing with Google and their cloud system to store and share data, and only the files you wish to share. A large vibrant screen.

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