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Author: Chris Cox

Upgrader’s Guide – Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung’s newest flagship, the Galaxy S6, is here, a shiny wonder of metal and glass. But given the number of quality smartphones out there, you might be asking yourself, “Is Samsung’s newest TouchWiz-laden device really worth my upgrade?” It’s a loaded question, and there are many answers — some of which may surprise you. Let’s dive in. Dazzling Design Samsung has for the past several years made well-performing phones. But its hardware design and general asthetics left a lot to be desired. The company had built a reputation of packaging extremely capable innards in what many considered to be...

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Upgrader’s Guide – Nexus 6

Nexus 6 launch day has finally arrived. Google’s shiny new pure Android flagship from Motorola is widely available to purchase. The question is: Should you upgrade? Before we get to that ultimate question, let’s review the known details about the Nexus 6. Google’s latest flagship ships with Android’s newest operating system, 5.0, called Lollipop, which by all accounts is a gorgeous wonder to behold. The Nexus 6 sports a whopping 5.96-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (493 PPI), powered by a 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM, 32 or 64GB of internal...

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Upgrader’s Guide – iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus

Apple is calling its new iPhones “the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone” and “the best phones ever made.” That’s some heady stuff, and while the former might be true (and I think that might even be a stretch), the latter certainly isn’t. Let’s deconstruct the reality distortion field that is Apple marketing and take a good luck at whether Apple’s newest offerings, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, are worth your upgrade. Despite openly sneering in the past at Android phones that have grown ever larger in recent years, Apple has finally beefed up...

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Upgrader’s Guide – The New Moto G

Lost amid the hubbub over the new Moto X and Motorola’s latest smartwatch, the Moto 360, the new Moto G also rolled out. Available right now, the second-generation Moto G targets budget consumers with some needed improvements and the same low price as the original. But the question likely on your mind: Is it worth an upgrade? Let’s find out. The original Moto G is Motorola’s best-selling smartphone ever. More popular than its more muscular and flashier cousin, the Moto X, and any of Motorola’s Droids. The first-generation Moto G combined a quality build with a bright 4.5-inch display...

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Upgrader’s Guide – The New Moto X

Motorola unveiled the successor to the Moto X in Chicago, and while the public expected to be let it on the event, the press-only gathering and 2 a.m. news embargo on any articles, pictures or videos kept most interested smartphone customers in the dark. Then the embargo lifted, and we all experienced the powerful flood of articles, hands-on videos and spec comparisons. Luckily for Motorola, the new Moto X looks so good, I’m willing to forgive being made to wait. But you don’t want to wait any longer. Is the new Moto X worth your upgrade? Let’s find out. (Spoiler...

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