One of the areas Samsung really focused on heavily during its Galaxy S6 announcement was camera performance. The company made sure that everyone in the audience got the message — the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are both packing amazing rear and front-facing cameras with hardware and software features that will supposedly leave rivals in the dust. AndroidCentral got a hold of the Galaxy S6 to demo one of the camera’s features that you’re most likely to appreciate if you plan on buying the handset. More →
Now that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are officially out, all sorts of comparisons between Samsung’s newest flagship devices and Apple’s iPhone 6 models are being made. In fact, Samsung practically invited us to compare its new phones to Apple’s when it mocked the iPhone 6 Plus’s photo abilities during its official announcement at MWC. More →
French Android device maker Archos at MWC 2015 announced the first Android tablet in the world that will have a massive 256GB of built-in storage, a new addition to its Magnus line of devices. On top of that the company also unveiled a new storage innovation at the show, called Archos Fusion Storage, that’s supposed to improve the way memory on a device is handled. Obviously, I simply had to take a look at this new Magnus model, and I was almost able to do it too. More →
HTC had a surprising announcement at the end of its HTC One M9 Utopia media event on Sunday, a “one more thing” moment of its own in which it announced a product that nobody saw coming: the HTC Vive virtual reality headset developed in cooperation with Valve. The device is as real as it gets, but it’s not ready for primetime, and all I could do was look at it while at HTC’s booth at MWC and wonder what it’ll have to offer. More →
At least three times Samsung made fun or compared its Galaxy S6 models to Apple’s iPhone 6 during its Sunday MWC 2015 event. The company mocked “Bendgate” as well as the night shooting performance of the iPhone 6 Plus’ camera, and it also got in a few jabs when comparing Samsung Pay to Apple Pay.
Samsung also declared its new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge the best phones it has ever made. But, of course, the irony is pretty obvious here considering that Samsung, though it did indeed redesign the Galaxy S6 from the ground up and boldly went where it hasn’t been before, still needed inspiration from iPhone after all this years to pull it off.
Samsung on Sunday announced that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are going to get their own version of the Gear VR, the company’s own virtual reality headset that lets users enjoy immersive VR content with help of compatible devices — you actually have to insert the smartphone inside the headset to make it all work.
One of the things Samsung did not reveal during its surprisingly simple Galaxy S6 event — compared to previous theatrics performed on stage during Galaxy S announcements — was pricing details for its handsets. Reports, however, revealed unconfirmed price points for the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge models, at least the Europeans ones, suggesting the curved model everyone seems to favor might be significantly more expensive than you think.
As it turns out, even Samsung U.K. now seems to indicate that buying a Galaxy S6 edge might be a bit harder on your wallet than you were hoping. More →
Microsoft on Monday unveiled two more mid-range Lumia devices, which will be available for incredibly low prices. Even though they’re not the Windows Phone flagships we’re still waiting for, doesn’t make them any less interesting. In fact, they might be better smartphone choices than similarly priced Android handsets. More →
Samsung on Sunday announced two gorgeous Galaxy S models. Our early impressions of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge is that they look and feel better than anything Samsung has ever done when it comes to smartphones— probably because they had good inspiration, some would say. But like any gadget, they’re not perfect, and some people will quickly find things to criticize, with one particular missing feature coming to mind that hardcore Android users will find hard to adjust to. More →
One of the main features of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge is Samsung Pay, the South Korean company’s own mobile payment platform. But while Samsung suggested on stage that Samsung Pay will be significantly better than Apple Pay because it’ll be available in more places, it might not be that easy for the company to roll it out, especially in some markets. More →
Silent Circle, makers of the most secure Android smartphone in the world, announced a bunch of new products on Monday at MWC 2015, including a new Blackphone 2 smartphone, a Blackphone+ tablet and special upcoming software features to further improve your privacy while you’re on a mobile device. More →
While the most interesting mobile toys introduced on Sunday came from two of the most important Android smartphone makers in the world, HTC and Samsung, other companies made several announcements as well. Among them, you could easily spot a new wearable device coming out of China — the Huawei Watch, which might just be the only Android smartwatch you should care about right now. More →