Galaxy S5 Durability Test

New study suggests Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is more breakable than the iPhone 5s

By on April 15, 2014 at 1:51 PM.

New study suggests Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is more breakable than the iPhone 5s

The Galaxy S5 can do plenty of things that the iPhone can’t, but even with IP67 certification, Samsung still hasn’t built a more durable phone than the iPhone 5s. The Associated Press shares the latest results from SquareTrade’s durability tests, which put the iPhone 5s just half a point ahead of the brand new Galaxy S5. According to SquareTrade, the relative small size of the iPhone 5s gives it an edge over the 5-inch Android phones which have begun flooding the market. An iPhone owner is simply less likely to drop his or her phone. More →

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iPhone 6 Leaked Photo Front Panel

Leaked photo shows iPhone 6 front panel side-by-side with iPhone 5

By on April 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Leaked photo shows iPhone 6 front panel side-by-side with iPhone 5

Apple cannot be happy with the multitude of iPhone 6 leaks we’ve seen over just the past week. Via 9to5Mac, Czech website LetemSvetemApplem.eu has snagged a new picture from Chinese social networking site Weibo that purportedly shows the front panel of the iPhone 6 side-by-side with the iPhone 5. Interestingly, the display portion of the iPhone 6 front panel is only a little bit smaller than the entire iPhone 5, which suggests that we’re looking at the 4.7-inch version of the yet-to-be-released device. More →

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Galaxy S5 Vs iPhone 5s

10 terrific things you can do with the Galaxy S5 but not the iPhone 5s

By on April 11, 2014 at 10:44 AM.

10 terrific things you can do with the Galaxy S5 but not the iPhone 5s

In the past, Samsung has had problems with what we here at BGR often refer to as “feature spam.” As was most painfully apparent in last year’s Galaxy S4, the company developed the habit of stuffing as many gimmicky new features as possible into its phones, thinking that all this clutter might appeal to a wider range of users. Samsung clearly recognized the problem beginning with last year’s Galaxy Note 3, however, and it has since shifted its focus to refinement and the addition of a few new features to each device that are actually useful.

With the Galaxy S5, Samsung continues that trend. In fact, many of the features the company added to the Galaxy S5 aren’t just useful, they’re awesome. Many are also unique, and what better way to illustrate that than by comparing the S5 to the most popular smartphone on the planet, Apple’s iPhone 5s. More →

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Galaxy S5 Vs iPhone 5s Vs HTC One M8

Brand new Galaxy S5 outclassed by HTC One (M8) and six-month-old iPhone 5s in performance tests

By on April 9, 2014 at 10:33 AM.

Brand new Galaxy S5 outclassed by HTC One (M8) and six-month-old iPhone 5s in performance tests

Raw power doesn’t necessarily translate into the best user experience and for Samsung, that’s a good thing. According to a thorough technical review of Samsung’s brand new flagship Galaxy S5, the soon-to-be-released handset doesn’t measure up to HTC’s new One (M8) or even the six-month-old iPhone 5s in terms of performance. More →

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s vs iPad mini

iPhone 6 sized up against iPhone 5s and iPad mini in new renders

By on April 8, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

iPhone 6 sized up against iPhone 5s and iPad mini in new renders

Alleged iPhone 6 design drawings that were leaked back in March have already inspired one designer to come up with a set of iPhone 6 renders that imagine what the new smartphone might look like. However, MacRumors has come up with its own set of renders based on the drawings, commissioning designer Ferry Passchier to render the 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone 6 models based on those design sketches and to compare them with current devices. More →

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HTC One M8 Vs iPhone 5s

The surprisingly important area where HTC’s One (M8) crushes the iPhone 5s

By on April 8, 2014 at 12:10 PM.

The surprisingly important area where HTC’s One (M8) crushes the iPhone 5s

There is a key aspect of the smartphone experience that is often overlooked by users despite the fact that it has a huge impact on the user experience. While there are dozens of factors that affect the perceived responsiveness of a smartphone, a device’s touch response is an area that is key. Apple’s iPhone line has historically had a big advantage over most Android phones in this area, and it’s one of several main reasons iPhones often feel more responsive and fluid than many Android devices. There has recently been a changing of the guard when it comes to touch response, however, and now there’s a new sheriff in town. More →

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Galaxy S5 vs IPhone 5s Fingerprint Sensor Comparison

Video: Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s square off in fingerprint scanner battle

By on April 4, 2014 at 2:09 PM.

Video: Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s square off in fingerprint scanner battle

The soon-to-be-available Galaxy S5 comes with fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button, which will help users unlock the device but also perform other actions including securing PayPal transactions. Of course, the phone’s new feature will be extensively compared to its arch nemesis’ Touch ID functionality soon. But a first video that highlights Samsung’s and Apple’s way of implementing fingerprint-based security features for the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s, respectively, is already available on YouTube. More →

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Galaxy S5 Vs iPhone 5s Vs HTC One M8

HTC One (M8) vs. Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5s: Guess which phone survives a 7-foot drop

By on April 4, 2014 at 11:24 AM.

HTC One (M8) vs. Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5s: Guess which phone survives a 7-foot drop

HTC’s new all-metal flagship HTC One (M8) Android phone looks and feels amazing, but does all that sturdy aluminum really stand up to a beating any better than plastic? Keaton Keller of TechSmartt took to the pavement this past week to find out. Armed with an HTC One (M8), an iPhone 5s and an unreleased Samsung Galaxy S5, Keller conducted a series of drop tests in an effort to determine which flagship smartphone is the sturdiest. More →

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HTC One M8 Vs iPhone 5s

HTC One (M8) pitted against iPhone 5s in massive photography showdown

By on April 1, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

HTC One (M8) pitted against iPhone 5s in massive photography showdown

The brand new HTC One (M8) is without question the best Android phone on the planet right now. I’m not sure there’s even a close second. I explained why in my HTC One (M8) review last week, but it boils down to the combination of HTC’s fantastic design, premium materials, remarkable attention to detail, powerful components and great new Sense 6 software. Nothing is perfect, however, and I found that the quality of photos captured by the new Duo Camera on the M8 is the worst thing about the new M8. Is the new One’s camera really as bad as I said it is, though? More →

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Best iPhone Camera Apps Ultrakam

You can upgrade your iPhone 5s camera to shoot 2K video for only $7

By on March 31, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

You can upgrade your iPhone 5s camera to shoot 2K video for only $7

The iPhone 5s already has a strong smartphone camera but one new app is pledging to make it even better. 9to5Mac points us to Ultrakam, a new iPhone camera app released this past weekend that modifies your iPhone’s camera software to let it film in resolution of 2240 x 1672 pixels at 30 frames per second. More →

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HTC One Vs Galaxy S5

All New HTC One compared to iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4 and more in new leak

By on March 19, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

All New HTC One compared to iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4 and more in new leak

With less than a week to go until HTC finally announces its brand new flagship HTC One smartphone, it seems like there is absolutely no mystery left. We have seen photos of the sleek new phone leak at least a dozen times. We’ve seen videos of the phone as well. We recently saw a walkthrough of the One’s new Sense 6 software and we also know just about everything there is to know in terms of specs. Now, on top of everything else, we can see how the new HTC One stacks up against its toughest competition from Samsung, Apple and more. More →

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8GB iPhone 5c Launch Price

Apple quietly tries to fix iPhone 5c flop with new cheaper model

By on March 18, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Apple quietly tries to fix iPhone 5c flop with new cheaper model

As previously rumored, Apple on Tuesday launched a cheaper iPhone 5c model in an attempt to make the colorful iPhone more appealing to the crowds. However, Apple did not make any fuss about the new model, quietly listing it in some of its online stores, with some carrier partners also offering it to their subscribers. The cheaper iPhone 5c model comes with less storage, and will be available in selected markets at first More →

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Apple iPhone 5c New Model

Apple reportedly set to fight iPhone 5c flop with new cheaper version launching tomorrow [updated]

By on March 17, 2014 at 10:28 AM.

Apple reportedly set to fight iPhone 5c flop with new cheaper version launching tomorrow [updated]

The iPhone 5c has been a failed experiment for Apple, as evidenced by nearly everything we’ve seen regarding the colorful device since it launched last year. As inventory has piled up, huge discounts have swept through virtually every retailer carrying the underpowered smartphone, but one report signals that Apple hasn’t given up on the 5c quite yet. More →

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