The HTC One isn't just the best smartphone the company has ever made, it's one of the best devices on the market. It blends the power and versatility of the Android platform with the sleek, stylish design and premium build of the iPhone. But don't be fooled, the One isn't just another Android phone with a pretty shell — with its own unique UI layer and innovative photography and social features, HTC has forged a cohesive relationship between software and hardware for a superior user experience. But has HTC achieved smartphone perfection? Read on to find out.
BlackBerry's Z10 marks a major shift in the company's approach to smartphones. Sure, it previously tried to tackle the full touchscreen market with devices like the Storm, Torch, and PlayBook, but the Z10 is the first noteworthy attempt to compete with the likes of Apple, Google, and, to a degree, Microsoft in terms of features, specs, and mass appeal. BlackBerry's latest handset and completely revised OS were built from the ground up to attract the attention of the maturing smartphone market and, as the company struggles to compete for third place, both could be considered its last chance to return to its former glory. Keep reading to find out if the company has achieved its goal.
At CES in January, Sony sparked renewed interest in its Xperia smartphone line with the introduction of the Z, a sleek, ultra-thin handset with a staggering 1080p 5-inch display, waterproof casing, 13-megapixel camera with HDR video, and powerful quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor. But while the Z racked up accolades, its sibling, the Xperia ZL, got lost in its shadow. The ZL shares many of the same specs and features of the Z, but trades glass paneling for a rounded textured back and a slightly heftier design. Can the ZL stand on its own and, more importantly, compete with other heavyweights like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4?
When it comes to headsets, gamers have a plethora of options, ranging from $20 entry-level models all the way up to high-end products that can cost hundreds of dollars. Turtle Beach's Ear Force XP510 is part of that upper echelon of headsets, bringing with it a laundry list of features, compatibility with just about any gadget you might have, and a steep price tag of $289.99. But does its cost equal its value? Keep reading to find out.
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