Category Archives: Firefox

60 Reviews covering Smartphones from all Platforms, Tablets, Laptops and Chromebooks

The reviews pages often get unnoticed, but this is where you will find my reviews on smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearables, internet of things, accessories, headphones, DAC’s and power amps. There are also historical reviews covering some popular classic smartphones. Whatever device you’re browsing on, just click menu, reviews, or if on a PC web browser, reviews and then choose the sub category.

Tablets/Laptops/Chromebooks

Nexus 9 – First Impressions
Nexus 9 Tablet review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Tablet review
Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 – 9 Part Review
Sony Xperia Z Tablet – 12 Part Review
Nvidia Shield Tablet – 7 Part review
Acer V15 Nitro Windows 8.1 laptop review
Acer C720 Chromebook review
Acer Aspire Switch 11 review
Acer Iconia 8 Android Tablet review

Amazon Devices

Amazon Fire Phone – 2 Part review

Apple Phones

Apple iPhone 6 Plus – 24 Part Review

BlackBerry Phones

BlackBerry Passport 10 Part Mammoth review

Android Phones

Xiaomi Mi 4i – First Impressions

3 Way Camera Shootout – Xiaomi Mi 4i vs LG G4 vs Huawei P8 – https://gavinsgadgets.com/2015/06/30/3-way-camera-shootout-lg-g4-vs-huawei-p8-vs-xiaomi-mi4i/

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro (Xiaomi’s Flagship Phone) – Main review coming soon. In the meantime, 19 camera shots – https://gavinsgadgets.com/2015/07/02/xiaomi-mi-note-pro-camera-shots/ and First Impressions https://gavinsgadgets.com/2015/06/29/xiaomi-mi-note-pro-first-impressions-and-photos-the-flagship-from-xiaomi/

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge review
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge – Hands On
Samsung Galaxy A5 review
Samsung Note Edge – 14 Part Review
Samsung Note 4 – lollipop review
Samsung Note 4 – 17 Part Review
Samsung Galaxy Alpha – 2 Part review
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – 26 Part Review
Samsung Galaxy S5 – 17 Part Review
Samsung Note 3 – 16 Part review
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom – 18 Part Review
Samsung Note 2 – 8 Part review

LG G4 – Full Review plus all 26 additional posts
LG G4 – Hands on and First Impressions
LG G3 review – 31 Part Review
LG G Flex – 3 Part Review

HTC One M9 review
HTC Desire 820 review
HTC Desire Eye – 13 Part Review
HTC One M8 – 11 Part review
HTC One M7 – 20 Part Review

Acer S55 review – 6 Part Review

Yotaphone 2 – 4 Part review

Oneplus One – review

Huawei P8 review
Huawei P8 – First Impressions and Camera Shots
Honor 4X review
Honor 6+ – My Review
Honor Holly – 4 Part review
Honor 6 – 12 Part Review
Huawei Ascend P6 Review

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Lollipop Impressions
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review
Sony Z Ultra views and Camera Samples
Sony Xperia Z1 – 10 Part Review

Motorola Moto X – 4 Part review
Motorola Moto G – 8 Part review

Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 830 vs Samsung Note 4 camera
Nokia Lumia 830 – First Impressions / What App Shortages?
Microsoft Lumia 535 review
Nokia Lumia 1520 – 6 Part review
Nokia Lumia 820 – 5 Part review
Nokia Lumia 1020 – 10 Part review
Nokia Lumia 925 – 9 Part review
Nokia Lumia 620 – 7 Part review

Other

ZTE Open Review – Firefox OS

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Android Wear to receive updates for WiFi notifications and gestures

Google is about to address one of the advantages Apple Watch has over Android Wear by allowing compatible wearables to receive notifications over Wi-Fi. A future update will also bring gesture controls, sources say.

Wi-Fi support is one of the Apple Watch features over an Android Wear Watch. By enabling communication over Wi-Fi, Android Wear watches will be able to receive notifications and use Google Now even when their Bluetooth connection to a phone is broken.

This and gestures will be added via a software update later on in the year.

Source – the verge.com

27 Smartphones Reviewed – Latest Samsung, Apple, HTC, Sony, Motorola, Nokia and more

Below are all my reviews covering 27 Smartphones.

Tablets

Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 – 9 Part Review

Apple Phones

Apple iPhone 6 Plus – 24 Part Review

BlackBerry Phones

BlackBerry Passport 10 Part Mammoth review

Android Phones

Samsung Note Edge – 14 Part Review

Samsung Note 4 – 17 Part Review

LG G3 review – 31 Part Review

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – 26 Part Review

Samsung Galaxy S5 – 17 Part Review

HTC One M8 – 11 Part review

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

Samsung Note 3 review

LG G Flex

Sony Z Ultra views and Camera Samples

Motorola Moto X review

Motorola Moto G review

Sony Xperia Z1 Review

Huawei Ascend P6 Review

HTC One

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

Sony Xperia Z Tablet

Samsung Note 2 review

Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 1520 review

Nokia Lumia 820 review

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

Nokia Lumia 925 review

Nokia Lumia 620

Other

ZTE Open Review – Firefox OS

My 25 Top Smartphone Reviews – iOS, Android, Windows Phone and more

It is often difficult to find the reviews of devices and accessories I have written about, so below is a quick way to find all the articles for the smartphone reviews. You might have to scroll back a few pages as I have used a generic search on the phone to bring up all the articles written about the phone. This is useful when new information gets added after writing the reviews.

Also check under Menu, Reviews – Accessories for wearables, headphone, portable amps, cases, power, cables and other reviews. Or click here.

Apple Phones

Apple iPhone 6 Plus review

BlackBerry Phones

BlackBerry Passport 10 Part Mammoth review

Android Phones

LG G3 review

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review You will also need to click this link to pick up the other posts on the K Zoom https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/?s=samsung+galaxy+k+zoom

Samsung Galaxy S5 review

HTC One M8 review

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

Samsung Note 3 review

LG G Flex

Sony Z Ultra views and Camera Samples

Motorola Moto X review

Motorola Moto G review

Sony Xperia Z1 Review

Huawei Ascend P6 Review

HTC One

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

Sony Xperia Z Tablet

Samsung Note 2 review

Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 1520 review

Nokia Lumia 820 review

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

Nokia Lumia 925 review

Nokia Lumia 620

Other

ZTE Open Review – Firefox OS

My Reviews on Smartwatches, Wearables, Lenses, App Enabled Accessories and much much more

Below are reviews on a range of accessories that I have written. These are accessible using the Menu above.

Camera Lenses

Shoulderpod S1 smartphone rig review

Sony QX10/QX100 lens review

Olloclip 3 in 1 Lens review for iPhone 5

Glif+ for iPhone 5 review

Wearables

LG G Watch – review – android wear

Samsung Gear Neo Impressions

Samsung Gear Fit review

Samsung Galaxy Gear review

Pebble Smartwatch review

App Enabled Accessories

Imperihome Pro review

Netatmo Urban Weather Station Review

Moga Ace, Moga Pro and Moga Pro Power Game Controller Reviews

Sphero Ball review

Brando Shopping Gala NFC Ring review

Headphones, Speakers and Amps/DACS

Sony SBH80 Bluetooth headphones review

Sony XBA-H1 Headphone Review

Logitech UE 6000 Noise Cancellation Headphones review

Audio Technica ATH-AD900x Headphone review

Fiio E12 Headphone Amplifier

Cellz Bluetooth Portable Speaker review

Cellz In Ear High Performance Flat Headphones review

Cellz Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-503 review

Cables, Power and Connectors

Samsung Wireless Charging Pad

Brando Shopping Momax Universal Power Plus Battery Charging Kit review

Brando Shopping Portable Power Supply review

Brando Shopping OTG Desktop Connection Kit for Samsung Galaxy S4, Note 2 and Note 3 review

Brando Shopping Short Lightning Cable review

Bluetooth iPad Mini case review

Cellz Ultra Thin Slide Out Bluetooth Keyboard for iPhone 5/5S review

Cellz Power Battery case iPhone 5/5S review

Screen Protection

Brando Shopping Screen Protection review

Cellz Tempered Glass for iPhone 5/5S

Cases

Brando Shopping iPhone Armband case review

Brando Shopping iPhone 5/5S Leather Back Case review

Brando Shopping iPhone 5 / 5S Aluminism Bumper review

Brando Shopping Momax Smart Coat Case for Note 3 review

Trident iPhone 5 case review

Cellz Leather Flip case review

Cellz Premium Metal Bumper for iPhone 5/5S review

Misc

Cellz Non Slip Mat review

USB Fridge Review

USB Rollup Drum Kit

20 Smartphone Camera Shootout / 20 Phones Reviewed / 50 Accessories Reviewed incl Wearables – The MASTER POST – Pls RT

Gavin’s Gadgets is just over 18 months old. And therefore I thought it would be appropriate to highlight all the content written within my blog. In fact there is over 2,500 posts.

1) First up over 20 smartphones have been reviewed, from all the current flagships of 2014, 2013 and budget offerings. Also some oddball phones like the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom. Link below –

https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/review-links/

2) Next up is the Accessories / Wearables reviews. This covers smart watches, Gear Fit, camera smartphone accessories, app enabled accessories, headphones, cases, power and so much more. Probably around 50 reviews or so. Link below –

https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/reviews-accessories/

3) We all like the cameras on our phones. But even it you’re not fussed have a look at this 20 phone camera shootout. It includes all the flagships from 2014 across 3 different operating systems. Link below –

https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/wow-20-smartphone-camera-shootout-iphone-5s-lg-g3-htc-one-m8-samsung-s5-k-zoom-note-3-sony-nokia-nexus-huawei/

I have one favour to ask you all. As you will have noticed there is no advertising so I take the full burden of the costs involved in running and producing the content and receive no income in return.

So please could you help me by recommending my blog to your friends. And if you want to throw a bucket of ice water over your head when you have done so, that is entirely optional.

A few of you have sent a small donation which was incredible and appreciated. If you wish to make a donation to my paypal, please use gavinfabl at gmail dot com. Just think of all the coffee I need at 3am whilst writing the next day’s posts 🙂

And finally, have a great day whatever you are planning and keep smiling.

Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit – all announced – views

So Samsung just finished their launch of the next big hit the Samsung Galaxy S5, their new Smartwatch the Gear 2 and the fitness band the Gear Fit.

S5 – well it now has a marginally larger screen at 5.1 inches, and improved camera, heart rate sensor, finger print scanner, health and fitness software and ultra fast connectivity. It comes in 4 colours – black, white, copper gold and glam blue. The back cover is perforated and changeable as is the 2,800mah battery. It also has micro sd card expansion. Other specs include a1080p Super AMOLED panel as in the GS4; it’s just slightly larger, at 5.1 inches. It’s also IP67-certified, which adds a water and dust resistance. The micro-USB 3.0 port at the bottom is protected by a tab that keeps water from getting inside. The processor is a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, an IR remote, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 BLE/ANT+, Cat 4 LTE (up to 150Mbps down/50Mbps up) and your choice of 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. Only 2gb of ram though. The Note 3 has 3gb as does the Sony Xperia Z2. The Z2 also has a better snapdragon 801 processor.

So being honest it doesn’t look that much of a change from the outgoing S4, but it does have a number of improvements. The Health suite with heart rate monitor, finger print scanner, dust and water resistance, an upgraded Samsung software experience, ultra power saving mode, and a massively enhanced camera. The problem is justifying these improvements is very difficult. The proof will be in how well all these new tweaks actually function in every day life. Is the camera really amazing now. That could make a huge difference. Is it as quick and easy as the iPhone 5S? If you had the Gear Fit or Gear 2 with the built in heart rate monitor coupled with the S5 well that might be a better combination. Samsung also mentioned loads of accessories for the phone including changeable backs, wireless charging back covers, headphones and more. Another unknown is the prices. Also, will the 32gb model be available globally as well as the 16gb. Will the 16gb have half the memory eaten by the operating system? So many unanswered questions. I thought the S5 would outshine the Note 3 but it hasn’t. The Note 3 rear back cover looks much better than the S5!

The tech media and a number of my tech friends were mocking the phone as it’s features got announced. But it is likely to still sell by the bucket load. My wife was doing her own commentary which was hilarious. At one point the President of Samsung, called the S5 “shit”. He meant chic.

Gear 2 smartwatch – I’ve already covered the specs on this on Sunday. But it seems Samsung has learnt from the first generation and now the strap is replaceable as it’s a standard size. It also doesn’t have the dreadful screws on the front fascia. It now includes more software customisations, IR controller and a heart rate monitor.

Gear Fit Band – for me this was the highlight. A curved piece of glass in a changeable band. Also featuring a heart rate monitor too. Plus some additional functionality for working with the Galaxy phones.

HTC has yet to reveal its cards for its new HTC One, but I would say the door is wide opened for HTC to steal Samsung’s thunder. And of course, Apple has yet to reveal it hand this year!

Gavin’s Gadgets updates

Over the weekend a few changes have been applied to my blog.

I’ve updated the design to a more modern style which is meant to look great on all devices including mobiles and tablets.

Check out the additional pages either tapping directly to the page or using the Menu system.

Reviews have been overhauled into separate pages.

Smartphone reviews, click here. Notice the reviews are now divided into operating system. 

Accessory reviews, click here. This section has been also divided into many categories from cases, headphones, wearables, app enabled accessories and more.

The HTC One has its own page here. It’s still receiving so many views I have kept it’s own page for now.

Don’t forget the Shopping, Dartmoor Weather which is updated twice a day every day, and finally if you would like to know more about me click here .

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Brando Shopping

Over the next week or so I will be reviewing some mobile accessories from Brando Shopping .

Brando Shopping supplies a whole range of accessories for your phone and tablets. I have bought my accessories from this online store for nearly 8 years now.

In the index page, I have now created a page called Shopping, to provide links to places where I buy my gadgets from. This will be expanded over the coming months.

Have fun.