iPhone 5s vs Galaxy S5 Heart Rate Sensor

Video: Apple subtly trolls Samsung’s Galaxy S5 in new iPhone 5s ad

By on April 23, 2014 at 9:40 AM.

Video: Apple subtly trolls Samsung’s Galaxy S5 in new iPhone 5s ad

Apple has released a new iPhone 5s TV ad that it shows the various things the iPhone can help with during the day. It also pitches the device as a tool ready to help out with content creation of any sort. During the short 90-second commercial, Apple shows off various apps on the iPhone 5s, including one that can help users measure their heart rates by using the main camera. Without actually taking any hits at Samsung, which just launched the Galaxy S5 with a dedicated heart rate sensor on the back, Apple is subtly suggesting that its latest iPhone model doesn’t need an extra piece of hardware to do what the brand new Galaxy S5 can do. More →

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Galaxy S5 Vs iPhone 5s

New York Times pits Galaxy S5 against iPhone 5s, says competition isn’t even close

New York Times pits Galaxy S5 against iPhone 5s, says competition isn’t even close

By on April 21, 2014 at 10:16 AM.

Last week, we took an in-depth look at Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone to see how it compared with the HTC One (M8). While the competition was certainly intense, in the end we called HTC’s new flagship phone the best Android smartphone in the world. In terms of sales, however, the M8 will never compete with the Galaxy S5. Even HTC knows that. Apple’s flagship iPhone 5s is the only smartphone that sits at the top of the food chain alongside the Galaxy S5 when it comes to sales, and The New York Times recently pitted these two leading smartphones against each other to see which one should be called the best smartphone in the world.

Interestingly, the newspaper found that the competition wasn’t even close. More →

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iOS 8 on iPhone 5s Images

Leaked pic seemingly shows iOS 8 running on an iPhone 5s

By on April 18, 2014 at 10:59 AM.

Leaked pic seemingly shows iOS 8 running on an iPhone 5s

Apple is expected to unveil iOS 8 at WWDC 2014 in early June, but meanwhile plenty of reports have detailed some of the features it will have to offer, with various alleged image leaks showing what the new operating system would look like on a bigger iPhone 6 display. But iOS 8 will be compatible with older devices as well, and PhoneArena has obtained an image that shows iOS 8 running on an iPhone 5s. More →

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iPhone 5s Lowest Price $99

You can now get the iPhone 5s for just $99 on contract

By on April 18, 2014 at 8:35 AM.

You can now get the iPhone 5s for just $99 on contract

The launch of the iPhone 6 is still months away but that doesn’t mean you can’t get some incredible deals on the iPhone 5s. Case in point: MacRumors points out that RadioShack is now selling the iPhone 5s for just $99 with a two-year contract from Verizon, AT&T or Sprint, which happens to be one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen for Apple’s latest flagship phone. The new price for the 5s at RadioShack is the same on-contract price that Apple originally charged for the iPhone 5c, so now it looks like interested buyers now have even less reason to pick up a 5c than they did before. What makes this deal even better is that MacRumors says that you can get $100 off the iPhone 5s at RadioShack if you trade in your iPhone 4s, which means that you can basically get the device for free as long as you’re willing to swallow a two-year service agreement.

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iPhone 5s vs Galaxy S5 Camera

Longtime iPhone devotee heaps praise on the Galaxy S5′s camera

By on April 17, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

Longtime iPhone devotee heaps praise on the Galaxy S5′s camera

iPhone fans are fanatically loyal to their favorite device but they can also give credit where it’s due. iMore writer Allyson Kazmucha, who writes obsessively about how to get the most out of your iPhone and iPad, has conducted a very thorough camera shootout involving the iPhone 5s, the Galaxy S5 and the HTC One (M8). While Kazmucha typically found that the One (M8)’s new camera lagged behind the iPhone 5s’s camera in terms of quality, she couldn’t say the same thing about the Galaxy S5′s camera, which she said was in some ways superior to the iPhone 5s’s. 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

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

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

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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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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iPhone 6 Rumors

Here’s how the iPhone 6 might really hurt Apple this summer

By on April 3, 2014 at 11:41 AM.

Here’s how the iPhone 6 might really hurt Apple this summer

Apple’s iPhone 6 is without a doubt on of the most hotly anticipated smartphone launches of 2014. A dozen or so independent reports suggest that the handset will feature a new larger 4.7-inch display and a fresh new design that is thinner than ever. The iPhone 6 is also expected to be accompanied by a new iPhone phablet that will include a 5.5-inch screen to help attract new business over from the Android camp.

If the reports we have been reading even come close to representing the handsets Apple actually launches this fall, we can likely expect the company to crush the sales records it set last fall when the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c debuted. According to one industry watcher, however, we can also likely expect the iPhone’s market share to take a bigger than normal hit in the quarters that precede the iPhone 6′s release. More →

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HTC One M8 Vs iPhone 5s

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

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

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

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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