There’s little question that iPhone users love their smartphones. Regardless of how negative the current news cycle is, Apple’s iPhone lineup is still the best-selling smartphone line in the world by a wide margin. Studies and surveys also consistently show that Apple retains smartphone customers better than any other phone brand, and this has been the case for years. Interestingly, however, a new major study has found that a new smartphone is now the Apple of the American consumer’s eye. More →
Google’s Android 6.0 update might be the best Android OS version to date, but many users who aren’t Nexus owners are still waiting to receive it for their devices. Even those Android fans who purchased top-of-the-line hardware last year have yet to receive the Marshmallow update, including Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 buyers.
A new leak offers release date details for the update and it covers Samsung’s 2015 and 2014 flagships. More →
You can find some of the best gadget reviews in the world on YouTube and two of my favorite YouTube gadget reviewers have just posted their picks for 2015’s smartphones of the year. So what do popular YouTubers Marques Brownlee and Jonathan Morrison think of 2015’s crop of smartphones? Let’s explore both of their year-end wrap-up videos below. More →
The holiday shopping season is almost over, but there are plenty of hot deals to take advantage of. Even if you missed on scoring a great TV deal during Black Friday, there were many sales and neat bundles available to buyers on Cyber Monday and in the week that followed. And if you are still in the market for either a new TV or a new smartphone, then you need to check out Best Buy’s latest hot offer. More →
What’s the best smartphone camera in the world? There’s no certain answer, of course, but in general the top contenders every year seem to be phones made by Apple and Samsung, with manufacturers such as LG and even Sony often in the mix. Android Authority recently conducted a blind camera shootout that asked its readers to pick the best photos that were snapped with four different phones: The iPhone 6s, the Galaxy Note 5, the LG G4 and the Sony Xperia Z5. In the end, Android Authority’s readers decided to go with… the iPhone 6s.
We can’t even imagine the conversations that are taking place in Apple’s offices on Thursday. First a huge leak revealed the upcoming new HTC One A9, which is far and away the most shameless iPhone copy the world has ever seen outside of the Goophone. Not to be left out, Samsung just announced that its flagship Galaxy Note 5 will soon be available in two new colors: Silver and, you guessed it, rose gold. More →
Apple’s new iPhone 6s has better camera hardware and software than any earlier model, with the iPhone 6s Plus also packing optical image stabilization for photos and videos. The new iPhones have been lauded in camera reviews from pro photographers, but DxOMark rankings still place them behind many of this year’s flagship Android handsets.
Enthusiastic Android fans have historically relied pretty heavily on benchmark test scores when making the case against Apple’s iPhone lineup. This “fight” is ridiculous to begin with, of course, but relying on benchmark scores that don’t even represent real world performance is even sillier. Of course, many of these fanboys came around to agree with that line of thinking on benchmarks once iPhones started to crush the competition in benchmark performance tests, beginning with the iPhone 5s and continuing right up to this year’s iPhone 6s.
Performance tests that measure real world use might be considered a better gauge than tests that measure things like processor performance, and one recent test pitted the new iPhone 6s Plus against the king of Android phablets, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5, in what could be a relatively accurate depiction of how these phones perform in the real world. More →
Don’t look now, but Samsung is really doing its best to take your money, even if that means having to pay you money to do it. Rather than further lowering the price of the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy Note 5, Samsung now says it’ll pay your phone installments through 2016. Unsurprisingly, you’ll get more money if you’re willing to ditch the iPhone in favor of a new Galaxy model. More →
Apple’s newest iPhones were just unveiled yesterday but one iPhone user has been spending time with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 to see if it’s good enough to make him switch to Android. Writing over at Droid Life, Ron Offringa offers a thorough rundown of what it’s like for an iPhone user to switch to the Galaxy Note 5 and he offers up some interesting analysis of the device’s strengths and weaknesses. More →