Tag Archive: HandsOn


Hands-on with the Moto 360

Motorola’s Android Wear watch is clearly the one to beat

Conspiracy theories abound as to why we have to wait for the Moto 360 while two other Android Wear watches are now available for preorder. Maybe it’s not ready. Maybe it’s more expensive. Maybe it’s got some super secret technology that relates to charging that has turned the back of the watch into a veritable unicorn. Whatever the reason, this much is clear:

You will want  [Read More...]

Android L developer preview hands-on

Google surprised us yesterday with not just a new version of Android, dubbed Android L, but also the announcement of early preview builds to let developers get to grips with the new OS. Today, on the second day of Google I/O, we’ve finally gotten our hands on the Android L preview for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 and taken it for a spin. And while everything’s not quite in place yet — as we’d expect  [Read More...]

Hands-on with the LG G Watch

Begun, the next era of the smartwatch has. We’ve gotten a few minutes to check out the LG G Watch, one of the first three Android Wear watches. (The Moto 360 and Samsung Gear Live round out the other two.)

At its most simple, it’s a 1.6-inch display wrapped in a steel case (available in either black or white). That display is a 280×280 IPS panel (LG’s own). And while that 247 pixels per inch is  [Read More...]

The Amazon Fire Phone hands-on video!

You watched our liveblog. You’ve read our hands-on. You’ve pored over the specs. You’ve entered our giveaway. And now it’s time for the full-on Amazon Fire Phone video.

Have at it. Enjoy. And there’s lots more to come in the weeks ahead.

Amazon Fire Phone hands-on

To the surprise of few, Amazon finally unveiled its first smartphone — dubbed the Fire Phone — today at an event in Seattle. What was surprising, though, are the specifics that surround this latest Amazon Fire-branded device. The long-rumored 3D interface is a reality, but it’s done in an interesting way with specialized hardware and being implemented in tasteful portions, not just as a gimmicky feature.

It also sports a good number of user-friendly features that  [Read More...]

LG G3 European version unboxing and hands-on

The unlocked G3 for Europe cuts the RAM to 2GB, but boasts built-in wireless charging

After a few weeks with the Korean version of the LG G3, we’ve finally got our hands on a finalized, unlocked European version of the phone. Unlike the Olleh-branded G3 we’ve been using in recent weeks, this Euro G3 — the LG-D855 for those keeping track of model numbers — rocks production software out of the box, as well as built-in  [Read More...]

Hands-on with the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets

Our first look at Samsung’s newest best tablets

Let’s just be clear here — it’s tough to do the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets justice in words and pictures. (Even moving pictures.) You really do need to hold these in your hands to experience just how thin and light they are. And just how crisp and clear the displays look. Tablets seemingly are a dime a dozen these days (especially from Samsung, which produces more than  [Read More...]

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active hands-on

It’s a Galaxy S5, only tougher. A lot tougher.

Behold, the Samsung Galaxy S5 for the hunting set. OK, that’s not quite fair — camouflage is but one color you can get the GS5 Active in — gray, red and green are other options — but how can you not go for camo, right?

So what we have here is basically your standard Galaxy S5, hardened even beyond the IP67 rating of the original with some MIL-spec  [Read More...]

Forget Samsung’s previous Chromebook efforts, this is how it should’ve been doing things all along

Following nearly a month delay, we finally have our hands on the brand new 13-inch Samsung Chromebook 2. Samsung is going for a premium look and price (at least among Chromebooks) with this model, packing a new Exynos 5 Octa ARM processor, 4GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and 1920 x 1080 display along with a Chromebook industry-topping $ 399 price  [Read More...]

Hands-on with the Asus Padfone X, coming June 6 to AT&T

The last time we saw the Asus Padfone X, it was locked inside a glass case. Tonight in New York City, AT&T and Asus finally let us get our hands on them. The Padfone X is a new smartphone and tablet hybrid that  will be available from AT&T online or in stores on June 6th for $ 199 with a two-year agreement. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz quad-core CPU, 16GB of on-board storage with a  [Read More...]