Tag Archives: 2012
Continuing my Best Of series, here is my best mobile’s list for 2012. My phone’s list will go through best screen, best battery,best phone for hacks, best camera, best highend smart phone with a friendly budget and best luxury phone but before I start just a simple reminder that all the phones mentioned are my personal choice and not based on any other list made from any tech sites, all the mobile phones are available in Kuwait and Ive tried them personally.
Best Phone’s Display
Its really easy to determine which phone has the best display in 2012 , it hosts the same specs as the famous Samsung Galaxy S3 but unfortunately havent had the huge media spotlight or mania as Samsung had. The phone Im talking about is the htc One X beautiful android with a solid build, if compare its 4.7″ display to the Galaxy S3 or the iPhone 5 its like comparing a 2 year old displays to a true HD display its truly AMAZING.
No matter what smart phone you have in your hand and how pleased you are with it at the end of the day it comes to how much battery you still have to make those urgent calls or check those important emails. I actually didnt buy this phone but I’ve used it during my business trip to Istanbul, I accidentally forgot my Blackberry back home and I was planning to use it with a Turkish sim so a friend of mine offered me his motorola Razr Maxx to use it during my trip. He is also an iPhone user and when I asked him why he is not using the Motorola he simply replied its my travel phone, and I came to realize what he meant when I kept using it excessively. Im always connected to the internet checking my work emails, twitter, whatsapp, Google+ you name it plus phone calls of course and at the end of the day I return to my hotel with a 40 % charge. All day long heavy usage and a 40% remaining now thats a BEAST. It also felt so durable in the hands with its kevlar back. The camera is not that great but the battery in this beast is phenomenal a 3300 mAh.
Some may argue that Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a 3100 mAh battery plus great specs and awesome display but in my opinion the motorola may claim this category because its much smaller in general, cheaper 90 KD and The Note 2 is a Phablet not a smart phone.
Best Luxury Phone
Hands down it is the BlackBerry Porsche Design P9981, check out my review on the P9981 Here. The design is extraordinary as if it came out of a sci-fi movie.
Best Phone for Hacks
Its so obvious its gonna be the Nexus 4, a pure android experience and a device loved by developers. Usually Nexus phones has a massive number of ROMs that can be installed on it but since its not available in Kuwait yet and the Galaxy Nexus is pretty old now Im gonna choose the htc One X again coz I know its loved by developers and I’ve tried so many ROMs on it.
Although i didnt use it but its the only phablet available in Kuwait till now of course it the Galaxy Note 2.
Best Camera Phone
It cant be a phone list without having the iPhone 5 in it, some may claim it to be the best phone of the year but actually I wont specify a certain best overall phone especially coz we had some great phone in 2012. Back to the iPhone 5, although its just an 8 MP camera but we all know its not always about the number of pixels the camera optics and software play a huge role in picture quality.
Best High End SmartPhone & Budget Friendly
The Samsung Galaxy S3, its the best selling smart phone for 2012 and a great overall phone. Quad core, 4.8″ display, 8 MP camera and it retails for only 160 KD. It hosts almost the same specs as the htc One X & performance wise its a beast. For only 160 KD & 6 colors compared to the iPhone’s starting price of 200 KD or htc’s 190 KD Samsung wins this category. Its not a cheap phone but a high end smart phone with a reasonable price.
As promised Im starting my list with my best games for 2012 especially coz some may spend the new year’s eve relaxing at home I thought maybe that would be the perfect post for some.
2012 was a good year for gaming in general, the Wii U & the the nintendo 3DS XL came out although I didnt buy any but still we dont have a console launch every year. As for gaming in general I couldn’t make up my mind on which game I should call game of the year every game in the list has something really unique to offer and may appeal to the majority of gamers, so lets start.
Best Third person shooter of the year
An epic saga that started 2 years ago ( if Im not mistaken) and it came into an end this year. The story is so deep you would live it, feel the characters emotions & feel the responsibility of your choices. Also the real thing that adds to this marvellous story is the choices you make through the game and those choices could alter the path of your journey & each choice carries its own burdens with it.
PS3 owners who didnt get a chance to play Mass Effect 1 can now buy the whole trilogy in one game set that was just released.
Best Role Playing Game
No need to play Boarderlands 1 to enjoy Boarderlands 2 I dont know how to describe it in one word but I would say its fun, hilarious story and awesome graphics. I cant help laughing on the characters dialogue while playing, although its a shooter game its an open world R.P.G in the same time you may spend endless hours enjoying it.
Best Stealth Game
I couldnt find a suitable category to fit this game in, its an R.P.G, first person & an open world but with a limited amount of freedom in the storyline but limitless amount of freedom in the way you may achieve your goals & objectives. The master mind behind this extraordinary game is Bethesda the same company that brought us Skyrim, Elders Scroll & Fallout. The minute I read their name on any game I know Im gonna have the best game experience ever. Dishonored is a new concept that falls into the Stealth category but in the same time the world Bethesda created is something you should not miss.
Best Xbox 360 Game
Although all the previous games are available on Xbox, PS3 & PC but Halo is an Xbox exclusive & a trademark by itself. To all the Halo fans I can guarantee to you that you wont be disappointed & to new comers you gotta experience it.
Best PC & MMO-RPG Game
A game that changed the way MMO were played, introduced new concepts in MMO’s gameplay & with no subscription fees required which is a huge advantage over other MMOs. Since its release in October I can not stop playing it & it never stopped to amaze me with its storyline, PvP gameplay & WvW gameplay. I could’ve easily chose Guild Wars 2 as the game of the year but its limited to PC gamers so choosing games from different platforms & genre was my best choice so you may choose what suite you best.
Hope you enjoyed my list & if i missed a game or you have a different opinion please share your thoughts in the comment section 🙂
We are approaching the end of 2012 and I wanted to do a post about the best of 2012 but after thinking of all the good gadgets & products that were revealed this year I couldn’t fit all the things in one post, so i came into the conclusion of making a series of posts highlighting the best of each category or at least what i think may interest you. The list is gonna be based mainly of my personal opinion & experience not copied from Mashable or Engadget or even LifeHacker.
All in all at the end of this year I would just like to thank all of our readers for the support and wish that 2013 brings you more success, prosperity & happiness
How many YouTube stars can you fit in one video!? well all of the 2012 can fit in
Most, if not all of 2012′s most popular YouTube personalities are here: Walk off the Earth, AlphaCat, KassemG, MysteryGuitarMan, DeStorm, Freddie Wong, RealAnnoyingOrange, Rhett and Link, Felicia Day, iJustine, DailyGrace, EpicMealTime, MyHarto of Drunk Kitchen fame, Jenna Marbles, and many more.
Most of the video seems to be based on Psy’s Gangnam Style song, which would make sense given that it’s YouTube’s most popular video and could reach 1 billion views any day now.
I think this is somehow entertaining.
UNDP Kuwait and the Australian College Of Kuwait
First film ever to include footage filmed in EVERY COUNTRY ON EARTH — ON THE SAME DAY
“One Day on Earth” to Screen in 160+ Countries Worldwide on Earth Day, April 22
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The “longer, lower, wider, 100-pounds lighter, faster” 911 has finally reached Kuwait dealerships in its two initial versions: 350-horsepower Carrera and 400-horsepower Carrera S. 2012 911 Carrera and Carrera S are ready to conquer the hearts and minds of sports car enthusiasts. Although the price is ridiculous the car looks superior as its composure seems to be top notch.