Holiday gift guide 2012 – smartphones and tablets
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Sprint has picked the trump card this Holiday season and the name of the trump card is the LG Optimus G. This, ladies and gents, is the device you should be getting, if you care about the ultimate performance. The Optimus G is the first device to feature the Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chip, the most capable silicon in a phone. It’s got 2GB of RAM, and comes in an extremely thin body, so get ready to break the piggy bank.
Sprint’s now got the iPhone 5 for the second year, and while the company’s 4G LTE network is still nascent, it’s growing quickly. The iPhone 5 features a larger, 4-inch screen and comes with a brand new design with an aluminum back and thin profile. It’s easily the best iPhone so far.
The Samsung Galaxy S III in the few months since its release has almost become an Android classic. And for a good reason - it’s got a huge and pretty 4.8-inch display, an extremely powerful Snapdragon S4 chip with 2GB of RAM, and 4G LTE support. That pretty much is a check on all fronts, but it’s also got a soft hyperglaze plastic, that makes it a pleasure to hold.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a phablet, a device that with its 5.5-inch high-res screen could replace your tablet, ebook reader and phone. It features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for an amazingly smooth experience. In addition, you get the S Pen, a perfect tool for artists to sketch on their device, and that’s something you won’t find on any other device of its class.
The 7.9-inch Apple iPad mini is an iPad many have been dreaming of. It’s easier to hold one handed, very light and almost pocketable (if you have large pockets in your jacket that is!). It might not have a Retina display, but it comes with a huge ecosystem of apps. The price is set for $329 for the Wi-Fi-only 16GB model.