Top 6 videos on for 2013

We have a lot of fun making videos here at – we get our hands on the latest tech toys, we debate the merits of smartphone features, and we even travel through time.

Looking back on the most viewed videos we posted here over the past year, the popularity of mobile devices with big screens, big megapixel counts on the camera, and big feature counts is made clear. It’s not surprising to see Samsung devices attracting the most interest attention as the brand was busy winning more market share this year. But it was actually a video about a Windows Phone 8 device that came out on top, perhaps thanks to one eye-catching spec in particular.

We can’t wait to see where the latest tech reviews take us in 2014 (parallel dimensions, perhaps?)

#6 – MacBook Air 2013 [time travel special]

When editor Brian Jackson sees how improved the 2013 MacBook Air is over the 2012 edition (but in a subtle way) and for a lower price tag, he travels back in time to warn himself against making the purchase in 2012.

#5 – Three features of the Samsung Galaxy S4

When Samsung launched the latest smartphone to its very popular Galaxy S series it looked similar to the Galaxy S3, but was loaded with lots of extra features that focused on fixing photo bombing incidents, taking selfies, and scrolling through a website while you’re eating chicken wings. Our Staff Writer Candice So took a look at these three features and how useful – or not – they really are.

#4 – Cubicle Fight: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. BlackBerry Z30

In our new video segment featuring a debate between our editorial staff, this episode saw a showdown between Jackson and Computer Dealer News assistant editor Jeff Jedras comparing the smartphones they were reviewing. Who do you think makes the better argument?

#3 – All Hands on Tech: Sony Xperia ZL

Launched at about the same time as the Galaxy S4, Sony’s Xperia ZL features an XL five-inch screen with some impressive specs and employs NFC technology in a creative way to pair with some accessories. Jedras reviewed the Xperia ZL, and even discovers the Walkman brand still exists as the Xperia’s music playing app.

#2 – All Hands on Tech: Galaxy Note 8

Jackson got an early look at what he calls Samsung’s “Goldilocks” device and answer to the iPad mini. He put the tablet to test by watching hockey replays, testing the dual-view mode to see two apps on the screen at once, and tinkered with the RFID port that would later make its way to be a feature in the Galaxy S4.

#1 – Nokia’s Lumia 1020 Windows smartphone has a 41 megapixel camera

Reporting on location, Jedras got an early look at this flagship Windows Phone 8 device and its camera, rated at a ridiculous 41 megapixels. You have to ask yourself if this is a smartphone with a camera, or better described as a camera that can make calls?

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