Tag Archive: Samsung

Jul 26 2013

Samsung Galaxy Express Unboxing

As you may know, I won a new smartphone at work when Samsung recently visited which of course was a great surprise! The smartphone I won was the Samsung Galaxy Express which is likened as being a mini Samsung Galaxy S III albeit with more modest specifications (smaller screen, dual core CPU and 8GB memory). …

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Jul 16 2013

Incoming Gadget – Samsung Galaxy Express

Another quick update. I had an unexpected acquisition last week when Samsung visited my workplace and, to cut a long story short, I managed to score myself a Samsung Galaxy Express in a competition. It’s not from the top shelf of the Galaxy range where you would find the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note …

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May 16 2013

Getting the Stock Android Experience on Top Notch Hardware

Most people would tend to agree that the Android smartphones released by Samsung lead the rest of the pack in terms of specifications which can be a big attraction for the geeks. Whilst the physical design may leave something to be desired with the plastic casing enduring since the original Galaxy S there’s little doubt …

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Nov 25 2012

Nokia Lumia 920 Unboxing

As promised, here is the unboxing video for Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 handset – the Lumia 920! Nokia is betting big on Windows Phone. While Nokia seems to have navigated the potential disaster of original Windows Phone 7 devices ultimately being stranded on Windows Phone 7.8 with some incremental updates the refinements incorporated into …

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Nov 15 2012

Incoming Device – A Windows Phone

Yes, I know. I only got the Samsung Galaxy S III back in May this year but I have fancied getting right into the Microsoft ecosystem and seeing what it has to offer across the desktop, tablet and smartphone platforms. Anyway, as part of an old gadget clean out I sold my old first generation …

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Aug 24 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III, Recharging and Microphone Problems

By no means have I proven this to be a hard and fast issue but I have encountered this a few times now. I have noticed on occasion that when I have the phone recharging and a phone call comes in that the person on the phone has trouble hearing me until I disconnect the …

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Aug 08 2012

Keep Your Screen On Under Android

Prior to obtaining the Samsung Galaxy S III I was looking forward to the Smart Stay function so that I wouldn’t have to keep tapping the screen to keep it awake. However, I don’t always have the phone right in front of my face for Smart Stay to detect whether or not I am looking …

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Aug 05 2012

Speed Up Samsung Galaxy S III Home Button

The Samsung Galaxy S III is certainly one of the top shelf Android smartphones for 2012 and as such had high expectations from people looking to grab one of these as their next mobile phone. However, there is one niggle that has arisen with regard to a perceived delay when hitting the home button on …

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Jul 30 2012

Duplicate Events and Contacts in Android

Update: The below solution does not correct the problem and only addresses the symptoms. Please leave a comment if this bug is affecting you and when it first started happening. Update 2: I recall receiving an update for my Samsung Galaxy S III on 11/07/2012 weighing in at 22.6MB which was listed as a performance …

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Jul 25 2012

Recent Drop in Samsung Galaxy S III Battery Life

I just wanted to share an observation regarding my Samsung Galaxy S III. Normally, I don’t leave my phone on the charger overnight (and maybe I should start doing so) but recently I have noticed that battery life has taken a significant hit to the point that I am left with little or no battery …

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