I was opening the back of an old Nexus S when I began to notice a faint odor that seems vaguely familiar. It was the same sweet, minty-metallic potpourri I smelled when opening my Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S II! I had to be sure, so I popped open my Samsung Focus and by golly, it too smelled sweet! Warning: We at CareAce do not recommend smelling you battery because of...

In our comprehensive price analysis of last year’s top Android phone, the Galaxy S II, we found that T-Mobile’s version retained the highest value over time out of all the U.S. variants: We attributed this behavior to a combination of the SGH-T989’s ease of transfer (GSM/SIM card) and lack of internal competition (T-Mobile customers don’t have...

In preparation for the stateside Galaxy S III release, we decided to find out how much our Galaxy S IIs are worth and why. Caution: wall of text and charts! Differences between the 4 Galaxy S IIs One Name, Many Phones The Galaxy S II, like its predecessor the Galaxy S, launched in the U.S. with carrier specific models that, to varying degrees, reconfigured the internal...

Hey guys, we recently took a look at a line of unique designer cases for the Galaxy Note in our EPICASE review. These cases are currently exclusive to their Korean home market and normally cost $35.00, but now you guys have a chance to win one of your favorite EPICASEs for free! EPICASE Artwork Showcase For those of you who aren’t familiar with EPICASE, they are...

At CareAce, we strive to gain a better understanding of not only smartphones and tablets, but also are users and their behaviors. This week we were curious as to how often our readers upgraded or switched to a new phone. By locking customers into a 2-year contract, carriers have created a de jure, 2 year life cycle for phones, but in reality people often switch phones...

Last January we celebrated our 3 year anniversary with a user appreciation giveaway/survey where we asked a series of smartphone usage questions, with one lucky participant walking away with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7. Survey results from January 2011 As we hit Q4 of 2011 and await the next wave of 4.5th generation Android Phones, we thought we would revisit which 3 features...

CareAce.net celebrated its 3rd year anniversary this January, and in appreciation (and interest) of our users, we held a giveaway event/survey. From the survey, we studied user’s usage/behavior, competitive advantages, satisfy factors, and important features by OEMs and OSs. There were more than 200 valid participants sharing their opinion. Much like the mobile...

Samsung has really outdone itself with some of the special features in the TouchWiz 4.0 interface. Building on their immensely successful Galaxy S line, the Samsung Galaxy S II running Android 2.3 and TouchWiz 4.0 has made promising developments in the fluidity of user-phone interaction. Pinch-to-zoom has become the industry standard, but Samsung’s new take on the...

Every day during the month of December Best Buy Mobile will be offering one free smartphone from each carrier they support.  This is a follow-up campaign to the free phone fridays promotion they ran during the month of October.  You can check out Best Buy Mobile’s website for their Daily Deals!  We’ll try and post as many Android and WP7 deals as we find...

It seems twitter user andrejt tweeted a photo of a never before seen Samsung Windows Phone 7.  Unlike the Cetus phone that should be coming to AT&T later this fall, this phone has a physical Windows button along with square corners.  Andrejt also mentioned that it is “larger than your normal phone”. More than likely this phone is the size of the Samsung...