Galaxy S5 Androd L Update

This is what Android L’s beautiful ‘Material Design’ looks like on the Galaxy S5

By on October 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

This is what Android L’s beautiful ‘Material Design’ looks like on the Galaxy S5

Samsung isn’t known for being able to offer its mobile device users fast updates to Google’s latest Android OS versions, but that might change starting with Android L, as Google decided this year to offer both users and OEMs a preview release of the software well ahead of its official fall launch. SamMobile has already obtained an early Android L version for the Galaxy S5, and while it is still buggy and laggy, it looks like Samsung is already working on updating its TouchWiz user interface to match Android L’s Material Design. More →

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iPhone 6 vs HTC One (M8) vs Galaxy S5

Video: Flagship Android phones can’t touch iPhone 6 in this speed test

By on October 2, 2014 at 10:56 AM.

Video: Flagship Android phones can’t touch iPhone 6 in this speed test

Even though many smartphone enthusiasts were quick to scoff at the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for their seemingly substandard specs, reviews and benchmark tests revealed that the new iPhones, with their dual-core A8 chips and 1GB of RAM, can easily beat high-end Android devices that pack fast quad-core CPUs and 2GB to 3GB of RAM when it comes to performance. To further test the speed of the iPhone 6 and compare it with the current top offerings from HTC and Samsung, including the HTC One (M8) and the Galaxy S5, Phone Buff has put all three devices through the same speed test, recording their performance in the process. More →

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iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 vs LG G3

How to temporarily hide your nude selfies on an iPhone 6, Galaxy S5 or G3

By on September 23, 2014 at 7:20 AM.

How to temporarily hide your nude selfies on an iPhone 6, Galaxy S5 or G3

Apple last week made an important privacy statement and told customers that it values their privacy and it further wants to help them secure personal data including messages, calls and photos by encrypting them. Similarly, Google plans to turn on personal data encryption by default in Android L to further guard user data. On top of these default practices available in iOS 8 and coming to future Android devices, The Associated Press has highlighted other means that can help iOS and Android users (at least on some devices) to protect their photos, at least temporarily. More →

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iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5

The funniest thing you’ll see today: The Onion’s iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S5 comparison

By on September 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: The Onion’s iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S5 comparison

Apple latest iPhone models hit stores late last week, prompting all sorts of comparisons with existing devices from the competition, especially Android-powered flagships from Apple rivals. The Onion did not sit idly by while tech sites looked at the differences between iPhone 6 models and high-end Android handsets, preparing a hilarious iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S5 comparison of its own. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs Galaxy S5

Ultimate showdown: iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S5, LG G3 and HTC One (M8)

By on September 19, 2014 at 1:21 PM.

Ultimate showdown: iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy S5, LG G3 and HTC One (M8)

Apple’s iPhone 6 is clearly the freshest new face on the block when it comes to flagship smartphones from leading gadget makers, but does newer really equate to better? Millions of smartphone buyers will own Apple’s new iPhone 6 by the end of this weekend, but millions more will face a difficult decision in the coming days and weeks: Which leading smartphone is right for me?

Everyone should be sure to try different smartphones in person before making any buying decisions, but we’ve put together an extensive comparison that will help give you a head start on this important decision. More →

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Galaxy S5 Note 4 Android L Update

Android L could be coming to Galaxy S5, Note 4 as early as November

By on September 18, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Android L could be coming to Galaxy S5, Note 4 as early as November

In the wake of iOS 8, the operating system that will power the soon-to-be-shipped iPhone 6, coverage of Android L has slowed to a crawl. Android L debuted over the summer to an overwhelmingly positive response, but as Google has been very deliberate about actually bringing the new OS to Android phones, many Android users have simply moved on with their lives. Thankfully, they might not have to wait much longer. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy S5

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy S5: A detailed comparison

By on September 15, 2014 at 12:31 PM.

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy S5: A detailed comparison

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 is the company’s flagship phablet for 2014, but we still don’t have firm launch details for the upcoming new device. So, when Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus hits store shelves this Friday, the Galaxy S5 will be Samsung’s first line of defence against Apple’s debut phablet.

Now, the Galaxy S5 isn’t a “phablet” per se, at least not compared to other Samsung devices. At the same time, the device actually stacks up more closely to the larger of Apple’s two new iPhones, as opposed to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

So, how exactly to these two supersized smartphones compare? More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 4

Here are all the Android phones you should buy instead of the iPhone 6

Here are all the Android phones you should buy instead of the iPhone 6

By on September 15, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have their fair share of critics, with one going as far as to call one of the new iPhone’s design features “appalling,” but there’s no question these phones are on their way to becoming the most popular handsets in the world. Apple already announced that the new iPhones combined to set an overnight record for preorders, and we’ll likely be reaching about a new sales record this time next week.

But the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus aren’t for everyone, and for smartphone users who don’t enjoy Apple devices, there are thankfully plenty of great smartphones to choose from. More →

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Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s

Samsung finally topped Apple in one big mobile category

By on August 25, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

Samsung finally topped Apple in one big mobile category

Samsung has had a great deal of success with its Galaxy line of smartphones over the past few years, but Apple always seem to stay one step ahead in many of the most important metrics. After a relatively disappointing launch for the Galaxy S5, Samsung looked poised for another tough quarter, but according to a report from Strategy Analytics, Samsung overtook Apple in the global LTE smartphone market in Q2. More →

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Galaxy S5 Price

You can now buy the best flagship phone Samsung has ever made for just $79

By on August 22, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

You can now buy the best flagship phone Samsung has ever made for just $79

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 might not be the most exciting smartphone the world has ever seen, but it’s still easily the best flagship phone Samsung has ever made. It has a gorgeous full HD display, a lightning-fast processor, a shockingly good camera and plenty more that make the Galaxy S5 one of the most capable handsets to date. Sales haven’t been terribly impressive and Samsung’s stock is down more than 12.5% over the past 3 months as a result, but that certainly doesn’t make the device any less appealing to smartphone buyers — and if you’re in the market for a new smartphone, now is the perfect time to consider the S5. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Ice Bucket Challenge

Samsung sees an ALS charity campaign as the perfect opportunity to troll Apple again

By on August 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Samsung sees an ALS charity campaign as the perfect opportunity to troll Apple again

Samsung’s eagle-eyed marketing team is always looking for clever new ways to troll Apple and make fun of the iPhone, and now it’s decided that the Ice Bucket Challenge — the viral Internet campaign to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for ALS — is the perfect opportunity to make the iPhone and other rival devices look bad. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs. Galaxy S5

It’s official: Your carrier is pushing you to buy a Samsung phone over an iPhone

By on August 8, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

It’s official: Your carrier is pushing you to buy a Samsung phone over an iPhone

It’s something we’ve long suspected but now we finally have the proof we need: Your wireless carrier wants to push you to buy a Samsung smartphone over an iPhone. Kantar Worldpanel has just released a new study (PDF) confirming reports that we’ve long heard about carriers trying to steer their customers away from the iPhone and toward rival devices — most prominently, Samsung’s. More →

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