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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Samsung UE32F5700 32-inch Full HD Smart LED TV

Price, specifications and short review of the Samsung UE32F5700

Samsung UE32F5700 review
 Samsung UE32F5700 32-inch Full HD Smart LED TV
Samsung released so many new models in their LED TV range that I really lost count of which and how many of them we have already reviewed. Samsung UE32F5700 is yet another quality 32-inch Full HD Smart LED TV offered at very reasonable price.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The best mobile device on the go

Which is the most preffered mobile device on the go

Hi everyone, just wanted to give you a quick update on our most recent poll abouth the most preffered mobile device on the go. As I originally the battle is mostly between tablets and smartphones with slight advantage for the smaller device. And though ultrabooks improved significantly they are still more expensive and with bigger dimensions than both smartphones and tablets. 
There is still plenty of time to vote in this interesting poll so please vote and we will have deeper discussion on all of these devices once the poll is closed. 
Good luck and don't forget to come back at our Test and Review blog.

Friday, July 19, 2013

FujiFilm FinePix JZ200 compact digital camera deal

FujiFilm FinePix JZ200 compact digital camera price and specifications

When I saw this camera deal for the compact FujiFilm FinePix JZ200 I decided it should be shared in our Test and Review blog. We have reviewed plenty of other FujiFilm cameras and most of them offered average performance but unbeatable prices. Here it is the same case - the ultra-thin FinePix JZ200 is offered for just £50 which is a very low price for 16MP digital camera. 
And the FujiFilm FinePix JZ200 is really not that bad. It has some very good features and specs like the large 2.7-inch LCD display, massive (for such thin camera) 8x optical zoom, 25 mm wide angle lens and nice Panorama Mode. 
Another great feature of the FinePix JZ200 is the HD 720p movie mode which allows you to record videos in HD resolution of 1280 x 720.
FujiFilm FinePix JZ200 also has very compact dimensions measuring 2.4x5.6x10 cm and has weight of around 118g. 
Actually the FinePix JZ200 is quite similar to the FujiFilm Finepix JX200 which was also offered with big discount in UK. 
And if you are in the search of nice cheap camera than you should definitely check the rest of our camera reviews

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

LG 32LA667S 32-inch Full HD 3D Smart LED TV

LG 32LA667S Full HD 3D Smart LED TV price, specifications and short review

LG 32LA667S review
LG 32LA667S TV
In this review we are going to take a closer look at one of the latest 32-inch  Full HD 3D Smart LED TVs from LG - the LG 32LA667S. This is one of our new favorite best value for money TVs as it offers almost all features of a modern TV at a very reasonable price. 

First I am going to start with the looks of the LG 32LA667S. This is one very sleek looking TV, with modern design and futuristic lines. This TV is entirely decided in white, including the massive metal stand.
The panel itself is very thin and so is its frame which is one of the thinnest we've seen in this class. The 32LA667S definitely leaves positive impressions with its elegant looks but I am just not sure if the white color is going to suit most customers (most people prefer black or metal chrome finish these days). 

But the LG 32LA667S isn't about looks, it is mostly about functionality. The thin Edge LED panel delivers great quality picture in Full HD 1080p with maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. It has Motion Clarity Index of 400 and local dimming which significantly improves the overall performance and picture quality of this nice 3D Smart LED TV. The fast picture processing wouldn't be possible without the Triple XD Engine and the Resolution Upscaler.
LG 32LA667S also offers the popular Cinema 3D feature which allows you to enjoy 3D content on this TV. LG are using passive 3D technology for most of their 3D TVs and this one supports SG/FPR/AR/GPR 3D formats. You can also enjoy quality 3D sound (3D Sound Zooming) from the two 10W speakers which also have Dolby Digital decoder with Virtual Surround Plus and LG's Clear Voice II technology for improving sound quality.
LG 32LA667S offers variety of Smart TV functions. And thanks to the build-in WiFi connection and WiFi Direct you can access Internet apps with ease.
With this TV you also get connection options like HDMI, USB, CI slot, SCART, RF In, Component (Y,Pb,Pr), PC audio, Digital Audio and 3.5mm headphone jack.

When I first saw all these good specs I thought this TV would cost around $1000 but that wasn't the case at all. You can find the LG 32LA667S reasonably priced at $750 (around 500 Euros in Europe) which is an amazing price for such capable 3D Smart LED TV.

Anyways, I would recommend you to take a look at our list of Best 32-inch LED TVs for 2013 and decide which TV will suit your needs best.
You can also learn which are the current most popular TV brands in the world

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 Dual-SIM Android smartphone

Samsung S7562 Galaxy S Duos Dual-SIM Android smartphone review

Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 review
Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562

Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 has been on the market for quite some time and I we have to admit that though it never got the popularity of smartphones like the Galaxy S2 and S3 it is still considered a success. 
This phone is mainly sold in Eastern Europe and Asia where dual-SIM card technology is used much more often than other parts of the world. 
Basically Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 is a very capable smartphone with quite an affordable price.

Design and Looks
Samsung Galaxy S Duos is a very good looking smartphone. It has nice sleek design and is offered in three different modifications - white, La Fleur and black. Probably the white and black version don't need any explanation where the La Fleur modification is basically white body with flower pattern which of course will better suit girls and women.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos measures 121.5 x 63.1 x 10.5 mm and weighs 120 grams. This phone is quite compact considering it hosts two SIM card slots.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos is made of good looking hard plastics which leave the impression for quality and long lasting product. 

Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 comes with good sized 4.0-inch (10.16cm) capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors. The screen is very bright and responsive but is definitely not the best in class when we are talking about sensitiveness (not that it is bad, it is just not the best). As for the size this display sits somewhere in the middles of modern smartphones - not to big but not too small, probably the perfect compromise of portability and functionality. 

Samsung Galaxy S Duos is equipped with pretty much average (for today's standards) hardware but it works just fine for what it is made. The phone itself works smoothly with its 1 GHz single-core Cortex-A5 processor on Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon chipset with Adreno 200 GPU and 768 MB of RAM. The space for storage in the S7562 is 4GB (1.8GB available for use) but you can add plenty more with additional microSD cards (up to 32GB) thanks to the built-in microSD card slot. This is a very nice feature, something typical for Samsung, you don't have to rely only on cloud storage like many new cutting edge mobile devices.
Other nice hardware features include front-facing camera and 5MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and accelerometer, compass and proximity sensor.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos really shines in this category as this phone is fully equipped with connection options. Here we can find 3G connection, GPS receiver, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and USB. 
The S7562 is a quad-band phone with GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and HSDPA 900 / 2100 for both SIM1 and SIM2. 
Samsung Galaxy S Duos has 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery with around 400 hours of stand-by time on 2G and 300 in 3G mode. The talk time in those two modes is 13 and 7 hours. Of course these figures are quite optimistic especially if using this phone with high brightness settings of the display and Internet connection.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos battery
Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 battery
Operating system
Samsung Galaxy S Duos comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS but it is easily upgradeable to the much improved Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (will post step-by-step upgrade info soon).

Though the Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 can still be considered pretty new on the smartphone market (presented in the mid 2012) its price dropped significantly in the last few months. Now you can find this capable dual-SIM smartphone for around $230 (unlocked) which makes it one of the great phone deals these days. 

You can also take a look at our Samsung Galaxy S3 review.

Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 tablet review

Price, specifications and review of the 7.9-inch Android tablet Acer Iconia Tab A1-810

Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 tablet review
Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 tablet
Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 review - this is one of the latest and probably the cheapest quad-core Android tablets from Acer's model range. Its key selling points are the low price tag, nice 7.9-inch IPS display and fast quad-core processor. 

Main specifications
I was really surprised when I read the full specifications of this cheap Android tablet. I did't expect to see keywords like 'IPS', 'quad-core' in such an affordable device form premium brands. Of course I have seen tablets with similar specs but from quite unknown brands (like the Freelander PD800 RK3188 and Sanei N10). It seems like technologies that yesterday we considered cutting edge are now getting popular in low-end devices like the Iconia Tab A1-810.
So what's under the hood of the Acer Iconia Tab A1-810. Well probably the most significant part is taken by the 1.2GHz MediaTek MT8125 quad-core processor coupled with the PowerVR SGX544 integrated graphics accelerator. 
This tablet comes with 1 GB of RAM with 8, 16 or 32 GB of storage space and also accepts microSD cards with volume of up to 32 GB.
The 7.9-inch LED IPS display  doesn't offer HD resolution with just 1024x768 maximum resolution and 16 million colors. I say 'just' but for this size it is really not that bad and you can playback HD content on external source thanks to the PowerVR SGX544 accelerator. It is also capacitive display which supports multi-touch. 
As for the connectivity options the Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 is pretty well equipped. Here you can find fast 802.11b/g/n WiFi adapter, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB v2.0, miniHDMI and 3.5mm headphone jack. 
One nice additional multimedia feature in this tablet is the good performing 5.0 MP rear autofocus camera and 0.3 MP front-facing camera. 

Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 has 4960 mAh Li-Ion which is good for up to 10 hours of work and over 300 hours on stand-by mode. In real world testing this battery will hold charge for around 5-6 hours before it needs recharging.

Operating system
Here is another of the good points in the Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 - this tablet comes with one of the latest (and most capable) versions of Android OS, the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. I am using this OS every day and I can tell it really works great on tablets and smartphones, especially with those equipped with good hardware, the Jelly Bean just manages to squeeze the most performance from it.

Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 measures 208.7 x 145.7 x 11.1 mm and weighs 410 grams. 

As I already mentioned price is one of the key selling points for the Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 tablet. You can find it in stores for less than $250 brand new (for the 8GB version) which sounds just incredible considering the good specs of this cheap Acer tablet. 
As a conclusion I would say the Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 is a tablet that is really worth the money and you can't really go wrong with low price and high performance. 

Acer Iconia Tab A1 unboxing video

You can also take a look at our ASUS EeePad Transformer TF101 review

Sunday, July 14, 2013

UltraTab Jazz C9259 cheap 9-inch Android tablet

UltraTab Jazz C9259 cheap 9-inch Android tablet price, specs and review

UltraTab Jazz C9259 tablet
UltraTab Jazz C9259 tablet
Today at our Test and Review blog we are taking a closer look at the 9-inch Android tablet UltraTab Jazz C9259. Currently the market is flooded with cheap Android tablets and for consumers it is getting more and more confusing when deciding which tablet to choose among the wide variety. 
I personally am not big fan of cheap Android tablets and for mobile computing I prefer brands like Samsung, Asus and Acer. But I have to admit that there are plenty of good prepositions in this segment and probably the UltraTab Jazz C9259 tablet is one of them. And that is not because of the 'striking' performance this tablet offers but mainly because of the low price tag. 

The 9-inch Digitac UltraTab Jazz C9259 has pretty basic hardware specifications - cheap plastics, 1.2 GHz single-core MediaTek Cortex processor with GPU Mali400 video accelerator, mediocre low resolution display (800 x 480 pixels) and weight of around 520 grams. 
As good points we can mention the fast WiFi 802.11b/g/n connectivity, long lasting battery (around 6-8 hours) and microSD expansion slot. 
UltraTab Jazz C9259 also comes with 4GB of internal storage, micro USB port and 3.5mm headphone jack. 

UltraTab Jazz C9259 comes preinstalled with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. 

Price is the key selling point for this cheap 9-inch Android tablet. The UltraTab Jazz C9259 can be found in tech stores for around $90. 

If you are interested in buying cheap Android tablet than you should definitely take a look at our Best cheap Android tablets selection.  

Sony KDL-42W651 42-inch Full HD Smart LED TV

Price, specs and review of the 42-inch Full HD Smart LED TV Sony KDL-42W651

Sony KDL-42W651 42-inch Full HD Smart LED TV
Sony KDL-42W651 42-inch Full HD Smart LED TV
We decided to review the Sony KDL-42W651 as it is one of the latest Full HD LED TVs from Sony and it is expected to become quite popular. This 42-inch Full HD Smart LED TV has very elegant design and some of Sony's latest innovations for their LED panels. 
What you can expect from the KDL-42W651 is great picture quality and functionality at a very reasonable price.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The most popular TV brands in the world - Samsung, Sony and LG

Poll results for the most popular TV brand in the world

popular TV brands poll
Our  'What TV do you have' poll finished few days ago and the results weren't surprising at all. As we expected Samsung, Sony and LG are the most popular TV brands in the world. As it looks like they have taken more than 50% of the market share and with their current positions I am sure this trend is to last much longer. 
Since the very beginning of the poll itself Sony took the lead with few votes difference from Samsung. On the final straight Samsung won the title with just couple of votes ahead of Sony. LG was the absolute N3 in this chart from the beginning till the very end. 
As I said these results were quite expected as we have reviewed plenty of TVs from those brands and compared to other brands the interest is just enormous. 
I would recommend you to take a look at our selections for Best 32-inch Full HD TV,  Best 32-inch LED TV for 2013 and Best 42-inch Full HD LED TVs for 2013 where you will find some great TVs from Samsung, Sony, LG and few other brands. 

Expect more interesting surveys in our Test and Review blog in the near future and we will love it if you take part, vote and comment in these as your opinion is very important for us and for consumer electronics manufacturers. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Archos 80 G9 Android tablet

Archos 80 G9 Android tablet price, specifications and video review

Archos 80 G9 Android tablet
Archos 80 G9
Archos 80 G9 is one of the popular 8-inch Google Android tablets in UK. It is offered quite cheap and that is the main reason for its success. Other than that it won't impress you with any of the latest features and specifications of a modern tablet, it is all basic stuff (hardware and software).
In this review we are going to start with the looks of the Archos 80 G9 tablet. Unlike most of Samsung's and Apple's tablets the Archos 80 G9 is not quite as appealing and the form factor is definitely not among its advantages. Its thick frame makes it look as if it is a 10-inch tablet rather than 8-inch. With this size and dimensions it probably competes with the Kindle Fire tablet. 
The build quality of the Archos 80 G9 seems to be OK. 
Archos 80 G9 is powered by 1GHz  ARM CORTEX A9 processor but you can find this tablet with up to 1.5 GHz processors from the same model line.
The storage space available in the Archos 80 G9 tablet is either 8 or 16 GB of flash storage. There is also a hard drive based version of this tablet with massive 250 GB of HDD memory. 
As for the display, it is 8-inch multi-touch screen with maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. You also get a 1.3 MP front-facing camera. 
Archos 80 G9 doesn't have the widest range of connection options but it has WiFi and Bluetooth on board. 
Archos 80 G9 comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and will cost you around £70. Let me just remind you that this tablet is on the market for quite some time and its price was much higher (£200).

Here is one interesting unboxing video and overview of the Archos 80 G9 Android tablet:

You can also take a look at the Archos Arnova 7f G3, Archos Arnova 7b G2 or at the rest of our tablet reviews

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

LG 32LA620V 32-inch Smart 3D TV

LG 32LA620V 32-inch Full HD Smart 3D LED TV price, specifications and review

LG 32LA620V review
LG 32LA620V
LG 32LA620V review - this is one of the latest premium 32-inch Smart 3D TVs from LG, fully equipped and with a reasonable price tag, a TV which is definitely worth the money.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Samsung UE32F4000 cheap 32-inch HD LED TV

Samsung UE32F4000 HD LED TV price, specifications and review

Samsung UE32F4000 review
Samsung UE32F4000 HD LED TV
Samsung UE32F4000 review - this is one of the cheapest (if not the cheapest) 32-inch LED TV in Samsung's model range. The offers good picture quality in HD 720p and few other nice features for a TV with such low price tag.
There aren't too many special things that I can mention about this TV, it has clean design and simple looks and is entirely made of black plastics. I have to say that the slightly more expensive Samsung UE32F4510 (same specs but with Smart TV functions) has much more elegant design and expensive feel to it. 
As for the technology innovations that you will find in this TV... well if you are fan of the latest technology features and specs than you might have to look elsewhere. Samsung UE32F4000 is a budget TV and offers only the basic stuff - 1366 x 768 HD resolution, 100 Clear Motion Rate, HyperReal Engine, Wide Color Enhancer Plus and Mega Contrast are all available here.
With the UE32F4000 you also get USB media player (ConnectShare Movie, USB 2.0) and plenty of connectivity options like Component (Y / Pb / Pr), Composite, Optical audio, RF in, HDMI and headphone jack. 
The sound in the Samsung UE32F4000 is provided by two pretty loud 10W speakers with Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse, DTS Premium Audio and DTS Studio Sound. 
Samsung UE32F4000 has both analogue and digital DVB-T / C tuners.
As for the price I already told you that the UE32F4000 is one of the cheapest 32-inch LED TVs from Samsung. You can find it online for as low as 280 Euro (or around $370).

In case you don't like this TV or just one to take a look at some other offers you can take a look at our Best 42-inch Full HD LED TVs for 2013 list. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Dell S2740L Full HD IPS LED monitor

Dell S2740L 27-inch Full HD IPS LED monitor price, specs and quick review

Dell S2740L review

Nowadays computer monitors are getting bigger and bigger in size but the nice thing about that is that prices are getting lower thanks to the growing competition among computer manufacturers. 
Dell S2740L is a 27-inch Full HD IPS LED monitor with maximum Full HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels.
This monitor has brightness of 270 nits and 1000:1 contrast ratio. The response time is 7 ms. 
The In-Plane Switching technology allows great viewing angles (178/178) and amazing picture with bright and vivid colors (16,7 million). 
As for the connection options of the Dell S2740L, it has VGA, HDMI, DVI-D and 2x USB ports. This monitor is also VESA mountable.

Dell S2740L unboxing video

The price of the Dell S2740L monitor is also quite attractive - around $350.

Samsung SyncMaster P2770HD and Acer S275HLbmii are two other 27-inch LCD monitors that you might be interested in. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Toshiba Camileo X400 PA3974E-1C0K Full HD camcorder deal at eBay

Toshiba Camileo X400 PA3974E-1C0K specifications and short review

Toshiba Camileo X400
Toshiba Camileo X400 PA3974E-1C0K
Here is one great deal for a Full HD camcorder at eBay UK - the Toshiba Camileo X400 PA3974E-1C0K is offered for just £79.99. That is a price that is quite hard to beat, so if you are going on a vacation soon and you still don't have a camcorder for capturing the interesting moments than you may consider buying this cheap Toshiba camcorder, it definitely won't hurt your holiday budget. 
And here are the main specifications of the Toshiba Camileo X400 PA3974E-1C0K camcorder:

High Definition video support: Full HD 1080p 
Digital zoom: 120x
Optical zoom: 23x
Resolution:  5.0 MP

Lens system
Focal Length Range 4mm - 92mm

Memory / Storage space
Internal memory size: 128 MB
Supported flash memory: SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Display size: 3-inch

Effective Still Resolution 16.0 MP

File format
Still image format: JPEG

Depth 6.2 cm
Height 5.4 cm
Width 12 cm

Toshiba Camileo X400 test video (zoom test)

You can also take a look at the Sony HDR-CX190 Full HD camcorder and the Samsung HMX-H300 HD camcorder.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Toshiba 39L2333 / 39L2333DB / 39L2333DG 39-inch Full HD LED TV review

Price, specifications and review of the 39-inch Full HD LED TV  Toshiba 39L2333 / 39L2333DB / 39L2333D

Toshiba 39L2333 / 39L2333DB / 39L2333DG
Toshiba 39L2333 / 39L2333DB / 39L2333DG 39-inch Full HD LED TV
Toshiba 39L2333 review - this 39-inch Full HD LED TV is one of the most affordable in this segment. I have probably mentioned it in some of my previous reviews but Toshiba is not making the best quality LED panels these days and that is one of the reasons for the low price tag. Actually Toshiba are using panels from other manufacturers for their budget TVs and unfortunately the results are not always good. Other than that Toshiba is still one of the biggest electronics manufacturers in the world and their Japan made products are performing better than the budget models we see sometimes. 

In Europe Toshiba 39L2333 is offered in few different modifications with minimal differences (39L2333DB and 39L2333DG) but the basics are the same for all models. 
Toshiba 39L2333 offers good quality Full HD 1080p picture with maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels in 16:9 aspect ratio. The supported brightness is 300 cd/m2 and the response time is 6.5 ms. 
The sound in the 39L2333 is provided by two 7W stereo speakers with Stable Sound and Bass boost. This TV also supports Virtual Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Digital Pulse. 

As for the connection options the Toshiba 39L2333 is equipped with USB port, HDMI port, SCART, Component, Composite, Digital Audio out and 3.5mm headphone jack. 

Toshiba 39L2333 is offered at a very good price which in UK varies around £300 which is much lower compared to similar models from other brands (like the Samsung UE39F5000 which has almost the same specs). Before buying the Toshiba I would recommend you to check similar models from LG and Sony and see if spending some extra cash for premium brand TV will hurt your budget. 

Toshiba 39L2333 TV dimensions:
Width: 89.1 cm 
Depth: 20.0 cm 
Height: 59.0 cm 
Weight: 8.0 kg