iPhone 6 Plus vs Note 3 vs Note 4

Huge in-depth comparison pits the iPhone 6 Plus against Samsung’s last two Galaxy Notes

By on November 6, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Huge in-depth comparison pits the iPhone 6 Plus against Samsung’s last two Galaxy Notes

Two months ago, millions of Apple fans the world over picked up an iPhone 6 Plus without a second thought. If you’re already invested in the iOS ecosystem, you’re unlikely to stray outside of it when shopping for a phablet. The same can be said for loyal Galaxy Note users, but one man has taken it upon himself to become a regular user of the 6 Plus despite his predilection for the Note series. More →

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Fastest Smartphones

Ranked: The 10 fastest smartphones in the world, by data speed

Ranked: The 10 fastest smartphones in the world, by data speed

By on November 6, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

When it comes to the perceived speed of a smartphone, there are many different factors at play. As we’ve seen time and time again when Apple’s dual-core iPhones with relatively low clockspeeds slaughter quad-core and octa-core Android phones in performance tests, numbers on a piece of paper never tell the whole story.  Software is a huge piece of the puzzle, as is display resolution and UI, and the speeds at which a smartphone can send and receive data also play a huge role in ensuring a smooth user experience.

Now, we have a definitive list of the 10 fastest smartphones in the world, ranked by both download and upload speeds. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Sales Report

The Note 4 is reportedly off to a hot start with 4.5 million sold

By on October 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

The Note 4 is reportedly off to a hot start with 4.5 million sold

There weren’t many smartphones in 2014 that received as much attention as the Galaxy Note 4, but a staggered launch by Samsung might have kept the phablet from breaking any sales records. Korea’s News 1 reports that after a month on the market, Samsung sold 4.5 million Galaxy Note 4 units, 500,000 less than the Note 3 sold in its first month. More →

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Galaxy S5 Update

Leaked roadmap shows when Galaxy S5 and 12 other Samsung phones will get Android updates

By on October 14, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Leaked roadmap shows when Galaxy S5 and 12 other Samsung phones will get Android updates

Rumors suggest Google is just days or even hours away from finally revealing Android L release details alongside its new Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet. The company previewed the latest build of its Android operating system this past summer, and the star of the show is clearly Google’s new “Material Design” that completely changes the look of Android and makes it far more sleek and modern.

But while the world waits to find out when Android L will finally start rolling out to mobile devices, a newly leaked roadmap reveals that Samsung is still hard at work trying to get the latest build of last year’s Android release on its most popular phones. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 3

Decision time: Will this respected reviewer ditch his Galaxy Note 3 for the iPhone 6 Plus?

Decision time: Will this respected reviewer ditch his Galaxy Note 3 for the iPhone 6 Plus?

By on September 26, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Last Friday, we covered the first in a six-part series where CNET’s respected product reviewer Tim Stevens began the painful process of trying to decide whether or not to ditch his beloved Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and switch to Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus phablet instead. Stevens explained how fond he has grown of his Galaxy Note 3 over time, and detailed many of the reasons why. The stylus and related software suite are big pluses, according to his column, and the phone’s excellent battery life is one of the things that drew him to the Note 3 in the first place.

Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus doesn’t ship with a stylus and its battery doesn’t last quite as long as the one in the Galaxy Note 3, but did it still manage to win Stevens’s heart? More →

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Galaxy Note 3 Bend Test Video

The Galaxy Note 3 seems to do better in bend tests than iPhone 6 Plus

By on September 24, 2014 at 3:25 PM.

The Galaxy Note 3 seems to do better in bend tests than iPhone 6 Plus

Apple has an unexpected iPhone 6 situation on its hands, as it appears various iPhone 6 Plus users have managed to bend the device while holding it in their pants pockets. YouTube channel Unbox Therapy did a manual iPhone 6 Plus bend test, managing to significantly bend the device in the process, and the video quickly went viral. Soon after that, Unbox Therapy returned with a similar test for the similarly sized iPhone 6 Plus rival from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 3. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 3

iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 3: The ultimate blend test

By on September 24, 2014 at 9:51 AM.

iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 3: The ultimate blend test

After an “unofficial” blend test for the iPhone 6 Plus that hit YouTube a few days ago, the official gadget blenders have finally performed their own such silly test, but with a twist, posting the resulting video also on YouTube. Blendtec took an iPhone 6 Plus and a 2013 Galaxy Note 3 to simultaneously test them in its regular blend test. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 3

This is what it’s like to switch from the Galaxy Note 3 to the iPhone 6 Plus

By on September 19, 2014 at 10:21 AM.

This is what it’s like to switch from the Galaxy Note 3 to the iPhone 6 Plus

Is the iPhone 6 Plus really going to steal business away from Android? For smartphone enthusiasts and investors, that’s one of the most important questions of the fall shopping season, and the answer to that question could have a dramatic impact on both mobile ecosystems moving forward. It’s obviously far too soon to judge the long-term impact Apple’s first phablet will have on Android vendors, though early indications suggest that the larger iPhones are indeed pulling a huge number of Android users into the Apple’s ecosystem.

This is a topic we’ll be focusing on a great deal in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, however, a great expert opinion has formed over on CNET, where a longtime Galaxy Note users reveals whether or not the Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus has been able to replace his trusty Galaxy Note 3. More →

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Ellen's Oscar Selfie Twitter Record

Ellen’s Oscar selfie tweet breaks Obama’s retweet record

By on March 3, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Ellen’s Oscar selfie tweet breaks Obama’s retweet record

Ellen DeGeneres was not shy about using a Galaxy phone during Sunday’s 86th edition of the Academy Awards to take pictures of herself and others both on stage and backstage during the Oscars, Entertainment Weekly reports. One of Ellen’s pictures quickly became Twitter’s most retweeted tweets of all time, breaking the previous record held by a photo posted by President Barack Obama at the end of his 2012 reelection campaign. More →

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Sprint Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 Kitkat Update

Sprint is the first U.S. carrier to update the Galaxy Note 3 to KitKat

By on February 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

Sprint is the first U.S. carrier to update the Galaxy Note 3 to KitKat

After being the first to release the Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat update a few days ago in the U.S., Sprint is also the first U.S. carrier to update another Samsung flagship handset to KitKat: the Galaxy Note 3. The mobile operator has officially confirmed it’s rolling out the software update for the handset, and users should be able to download the 504.6MB file over-the-air (OTA) when prompted. More →

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Galaxy Note 3 Ad

Video: Galaxy Note 3 ad mocks the iPhone’s puny, inadequate 4-inch display

By on February 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Video: Galaxy Note 3 ad mocks the iPhone’s puny, inadequate 4-inch display

You know what they say about guys with big smartphones? OK, they don’t really say anything about them but Samsung is nonetheless trying to convince you that bigger is better in its latest ad for the Galaxy Note 3 that makes fun of the iPhone 5s’s 4-inch display, which it says is positively wimpy compared with the Note 3’s massive 5.7-inch Super AMOLED full HD display. More →

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Galaxy Note 3 Tips and Tricks

Eight new videos explain how to get the most out of your Galaxy Note 3

By on February 14, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

Eight new videos explain how to get the most out of your Galaxy Note 3

Samsung on Friday posted several interesting videos (available after the break) that detail various Galaxy Note 3 operations that handset owners may appreciate, especially those users who aren’t that familiar with either Samsung’s way of doing Android on a large-screen smartphone. More →

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