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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 trailer paints S Pen as second coming of gadget accessories

    Samsung, stop trying to make the S Pen a thing, really. After four versions of this enormous phone, you either hate it or use the S Pen so often your finger never touches the screen. In this new teaser trailer for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the S Pen is front and center, and is the second coming of gadget accessories, according to Samsung. Samsung calls it a tool for the way we live today, and then proceeds to show us how we should really be living. The teaser trailer is a whack of handsome actors teasing the phone with...

  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha sports full metal jacket, lacklustre feature set

    Major Update: Although we reported on the fake Alpha back in July, Samsung has now released the official Alpha into the wild, and at first glimpse, it’s a much prettier, slimmer and slightly smaller Galaxy S5. At around 2mm thinner than its larger brother, the Alpha sports a smaller battery (1860mAh versus 2800mAh), lowly USB 2.0 connectivity (not the 3.0 offered on the S5) and a subpar 1280×720 AMOLED screen, at 4.8″. It’s not the 1080p screen seen on the S5, but the pixel depth should fall above the 300ppi range. A 12MP camera, with 4K video capturing ability at...

  • Samsung Gear 2 review: from a galaxy far away

    This is the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and it’s only been seven months since the Gear 1. So what happened, why the need for a sequel so soon into the smartwatch game? The Gear 1 was downright terrible, with poor battery life, a confusing interface and the sex appeal of a cabbage. It’s corrected slightly with the Gear 2 which is at least seven times better looking than the Gear 1. I just don’t think we need it yet as the price and lack of usefulness cripples this premium device. What I liked: The Gear 2 is very pretty, and elegantly...

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 review: no five star rating

    Samsung’s fifth Galaxy, the S5 doesn’t even approach the design and interface of the HTC One (M8) and iPhone 5s, so what’s it got going for itself? The 16MP camera is outstanding, possibly the best mobile phone snapper I’ve ever used, also the S5 is light and responsive, making it an excellent phone for handbags and boardroom tables. Yet for US$700 I want more from a smartphone than a dimpled rear and cool camera. Those who own a Galaxy S4 can safely skip this gimmick-heavy phone. The remainder (those who can afford it) should carefully weigh up their options...

  • Samsung’s ugly Swarovski diamond-studded Galaxy S5 brings the bling

    Bazillionaires with poor taste, take note. This coming May, Samsung is releasing a special edition Swarovski diamond studded version of its Galaxy S5. An anomaly for the electronic giant—known for their lightweight plastic devices—the Swarovski crystal luxury phone will be the first in Samsung’s ‘Crystal Collection.’ The phone is likely to be marketed at bored tycoons looking to parade their wealth around, cause we all know that having a smartphone just doesn’t scream affluence like it used to. Samsung is of course not the first mobile phone creator to release a limited addition luxury phone. Last year HTC released the Gold...

  • Galaxy S5 Active and Zoom incoming [rumour]

    If you wanted a Galaxy S5 but were desiring a variant rougher, tougher and more durable than diamond, then wait no more. According to the mostly reliable EVleaks, a Galaxy S5 Active and S5 Zoom are both planned for production, just as it was with the Galaxy S4 (there was both a Zoom and Active model). EVleaks has tweeted an image displaying the upcoming APK list (Android App Package) of the alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 Active. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 already features an IP67 rated body – suggesting that it could inadvertently accompany you in the bath and still function. Billed as...

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 hands on review: feature-rich with a brilliant display

    Before I even touched the Galaxy S5, which was lassoed to a glowing table at a fancy Samsung launch event, I came in with diminished expectations. I wasn’t a fan of the Galaxy S4, yet I loved the S3 and S2. Samsung has embraced plastic and eschewed the full metal look, which the HTC One so beautifully rocks. It’s also almost identical to the S4 in terms of hardware and design (have a gander for yourself). So do I love, or even like the S5 and more so, will you? It all depends on what you want from a phone....

  • 5 reasons why Sony’s Xperia Z2 will beat Samsung’s Galaxy S5

    At Mobile World Congress 2014, almost every smartphone brand showcased what it had been busy with during the past 12 months. Samsung showcased the Galaxy S5, Sony demoed the Xperia Z2 and LG displayed the G Pro 2. These are powerhouses devices, but we think the real battle would be between the Galaxy S5 and the Xperia Z2. So if you’re planning to buy the Xperia Z2 or the Galaxy S5, here’s five reasons why Sony’s device will beat Samsung’s latest smartphone. Better, more rugged design In spite of all the beliefs and calculated guesses that Galaxy S5 will be metal clad,...

  • Samsung intros Galaxy Ace Style, a mid-range 4″ KitKat cutie

    Samsung is the busiest gadget bee on earth, popping out phone after phone at a production-line rate. In this vein, let us introduce the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style, a 4″ KitKat smartphone with a 1.2Ghz CPU, available in Cream White and Dark Grey, and it’s coming this April. The South Korean giant is calling it a “new streamlined, easy-to-use smartphone designed to support and power young social consumers. The Galaxy ACE Style features a fun, unique design with an enhanced camera and advanced features for superior performance.” It comes with 4GB internal memory and 512MB RAM, which is exactly the...

  • New Samsung accessories turn Galaxy Core Advance into personal radar

    Samsung’s Galaxy Core Advance isn’t the latest phone but it is the first in our knowledge to get hearing and visual aids like these. Here’s the three brand new accessories for the Galaxy Core Advanced: an ultrasonic cover that “detects obstacles and navigate unfamiliar places”, an optical scan stand and a Voice Label assistant. These three accessories may look odd to us, but each one does what it sets out to. Firstly, the Ultrasonic Cover. This ones the most ingenious of the lot, and works like the radar system employed by vespertilionibus (bats). The Ultrasonic Cover attaches to the phone allowing the user to...

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