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iPhone 5 On T-Mobile

April 12, 2013 Leave a comment

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Alright. I caved in and bought myself an iPhone 5. After selling my iPhone 4S and going to the Samsung Galaxy Note II, I really began to miss the camera on the iPhone. Don’t, get me wrong, I completely love my Note II… The screen cannot be beat and the versatility of the Android platform is the best… But I must admit, I DO like the iPhone now too for its own reasons. I was so anti-iphone before. And now that T-Mobile is carrying the iPhone 5, which is 4G and 4G LTE equipped (they made an iPhone 5 specially designed to work on T-Mobile’s network, so no need to worry about being on slow data), I decided to get one. I still really like the iPhone and I still LOVE my note II so I’ll just keep both for now.

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iPhone 4S In White

November 18, 2012 2 comments

Alright, so I’ve been wanting the iPhone 4S on Virgin Mobile since it first came out!!! But I didn’t want to shell out $650 for it!

I currently use the LG Optimus Slider to post my pics and stuff for you guys… which has a low quality camera and no flash. And it’s really slow. And has barely any memory for apps and storage for pics.

The price dropped to $550 at the Apple Store for an unlocked one after the newer iPhone 5 came out, but still, that was too high.

The price now is $450 for the Virgin Mobile one (which is locked to Virgin, but I’m sure I’ll be able to get it unlocked eventually)… so I bought one.

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Mainly for the site, instagram, twitter, Facebook, etc… I want my pics and uploads to be in good quality and I wanted to have more memory!

So… now, things should be looking a lot clearer for you and should be a lot easier and faster for me! Yay! Win-win!

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Google’s Nexus 7! An AFFORDABLE Android Tablet!

June 27, 2012 Leave a comment

I’m so stoked about Google launching their new 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet! The 8GB version is only $200 (and the 16 GB is only $250), making a tablet easier to own for a smaller price tag! It’ll come with Android’s newest OS, Jelly Bean. There are pros and cons about the tablet so make sure you read about it first before jumping the gun.

For instance:

Pro–Quad core Tegra 3 processor, Con–No micro SD card slot.

or

Pro–A 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, Con–No rear camera

It’s very much up to you how you feel about what would be a pro and what would be a con. I personally think after reviewing all the specs for the tablet, as well as the pros and cons, that it is a very good device for what you’re paying. Plenty of value for a relatively small price tag.

Also, keep in mind that a device like this is not meant to compete with an iPad. It’s not built with with specifications to be comparable to a high end tablet. Google released this to hit the niche market of buyers who want a cheaper tablet but still have something of good quality.

You can find more info on it HERE directly from Google!

So, go and check it out and let me know what you all think!

Review: Virgin Mobile LG Optimus Elite

June 6, 2012 15 comments

Okay, okay. Sorry, I know I said I was gonna do this review a lot sooner than now, but here it is!

I have Virgin Mobile and am on the grandfathered $25 beyond talk plan (300 mins, unlimited text/data). I was able to transfer my service over to the Optimus Elite and keep my $25 plan and everything, and I still have it even after switching back to my Optimus Slider.

I recently had the chance to try out Virgin Mobile’s (VM) LG Optimus Elite. I must say that it is a VERY nice phone!

I was originally on VM’s Optimus slider, and the Optimus V before that.

The Elite’s screen is still small at 3.5 inches, but nicer than the Optimus slider/optimus V.

^ Sorry, it’s a little bit blurry.

^ This one is a little bit better. Much nicer than the Optimus Slider/V.

^ The left side of the phone has the volume rocker.

^ The top of the phone has the 3.5 mm headphone jack and the power/lock button.

^ The bottom of the phone has the charging port and the mic. And by the way, the only way to get the back cover off of the phone is by pulling apart the back cover from the phone using the charging port hole. So you pull down on the phone and pull up on the back cover or vice versa. Or you can the back cover far enough up so that you can slide your fingernail in there and slide it toward one of the edges. It sounds really complicated, but there’s just no easy way to get this stupid back cover off. Lol :/

^ The right side doesn’t have any type of buttons or anything on it.

^ A full shot of the whole back side. The back cover is just plastic, but it’s textured so it’s not so slippery or anything.

^ The back also has the camera and the LED flash (I love when phones come with flash because for me, having that option is priceless.)

^ The front of the phone is nice. It doesn’t have physical buttons, just the flat touch-sensitive buttons at the bottom there. It also comes with a plastic covering that covers the screen pretty well. I just cut off the tab at the top so that I could just use it as a screen protector. LOL No front facing camera tho… 😦

^ It DOES have an SD card slot, but you have to take off the back cover to get to it. Like I said before, the back cover is hard to get off, so this might be a little cumbersome.

^ A close up of the micros SD card slot area.

^ Okay, something I REALLY don’t like… They replaced the “web browser” globe option with that “ID” option there (next to the menu in the bottom tray of icons)… For me, it’s pointless and waste of space. Basically, the ID button is just to personalize your phone with VM’s wallpapers and themes. I’d MUCH rather have a web browser icon there!

^ They also inserted an “ID” option in all of your menus. Again, pointless to have there and something I don’t ever use. :/

^ Internal memory is 1.93GB. That’s pretty good.

^ Available space (with nothing on the phone) is about 824MB. Not a whole lot of space, but at least it’s better than the 100MB that you get on the Optimus Slider and Optimus V!

ALSO, I must note that the earpiece on the Elite also serves as the speaker. I really like this because instead of the speaker being on the back of the phone (and it getting muffled when you put it face up on the bed or couch), the speaker is now the earpiece as well. So you can leave your phone face up and it’s very easy and clear to hear it ring, or to hear your alarm going off.

Call quality was pretty good on this phone, and the speakerphone was pretty good too. It doesn’t get SUPER loud, but it’s loud enough for me to hear in a noisy room or outside.

Overall, I REALLY liked this phone. It’s a lot nicer and fancier than the Optimus Slider and Optimus V, with more space, and I felt like it was fast as well.

However, I did end up switching back to my Optimus Slider because I felt I needed a physical keyboard if the screen was still going to be so small. The virtual keyboard takes up much of the screen on the Elite (much like the Optimus V), but on the slider, since you have the option of sliding out the physical keyboard, it leaves more room for you to see everything on the screen. This is just a personal preference though. If I wanted something nicer, with a nicer camera and flash, I’d definitely pick this phone. OH! Netflix also works on this phone. (It doesn’t work on my Optimus Slider, which is a bummer!)

I can’t answer too many questions on it since I returned it, but feel free to ask me whatever you like. Hope this helps all of you! 🙂

My Virgin Mobile Optimus Slider

March 28, 2012 Leave a comment

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My Virgin Mobile Optimus slider.has been having issues with it’s camera since I got it. First, when I would open up the camera, it would have lines all across and down the screen and be really bright. It didn’t do it every single time, but it did it about half the time. Then, most recently, I tried to open the camera (both by using the camera button as well as going into the menu and selecting “camera”) and it wouldn’t open up. The button would buzz when I pressed it, validating the fact that it recognized me pressing the button, but it did nothing after that. Andbwhen I selected it in the menu it wouldn’t do anything at all.

I couldn’t get my camera open!

So. I called Virgin Mobile customer care and they listened to the problem, transferred me to the warranty department, beefiest my warranty, and then set up a replacement phone to be shipped here in exchange for my broken one. (I think the phone had a warranty for xx amount of days from the date of purchase).

I’m so glad the exchange was easy.

Now, to await my replacement phone.