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By November 24, 2014 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 hands-on video

SM-T800NTSABTU-353218-0In the battle for thin, Samsung may well be the sinner with their Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. This 10.5″ tablet boasts a gorgeous hi-res Super AMOLED display and 8 cpu cores but packs it all in to a form just 6.6mm thick.

In the video below you’ll see me fondling this little beauty. We take a look at the hardware before looking closer at the OS and UI.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is available now from Currys.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 specification:

  • 2G Network:     GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network:     HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Network:     LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600
  • Micro-SIM
  • Dimensions:     247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm (9.74 x 6.98 x 0.26 in)
  • Weight:     467 g (1.03 lb)
  • Display:     Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 2560 x 1600 pixels, 10.5 inches (~288 ppi pixel density)
  • Stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm jack
  • Card slot:     microSD, up to 128 GB
  • Internal Storage:     16/32 GB
  • 3 GB RAM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth:     v4.0, A2DP, LE
  • Infrared port
  • microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2.1)
  • Primary Camera:     8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, dual camera, panorama, HDR, 1080p@30fps video
  • Secondary Camera:     2.1 MP
  • OS:     Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Chipset:     Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Exynos 5420
  • CPU:     Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (S800), Quad-core 1.9GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 (Exynos 5420)
  • GPU:     Adreno 330 (S800)
  • GPS:   A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • Battery:           Non-removable Li-Ion 7900 mAh battery
By May 6, 2014 Read More →

2k Display for new Galaxy Tab S line

galaxy-tab4-lineupAccording to some new intel which popped up this morning, Samsung is gearing up to launch a new line of Galaxy Tab S tablets later this year. These new Android tablets will supposedly feature higher end specs than current models, including features like:

Galaxy Tab S line specification:

  • 2560×1600 AMOLED displays (for the 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch models)
  • Fingerprint Sensors
  • An octa-core Exynos 5 (5420) SoC, including four Cortex A15 cores, four Cortex A9 cores and a Mali T628 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 8MP rear camera
  • LTE connectivity (when/where applicable)
  • IR blaster

Of course, as we have seen in the past, a high-end tablet doesn’t necessarily translate into sales or success for Android. For the most part, it’s the cheaper alternatives which have flourished in Android tablet-land. Everything depends on how aggressively Samsung prices these gadgets.

By January 23, 2014 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom ReviewFirst we had the Nokia 808 Pureview Symbian smartphone with a beastly 41 megapixel camera, then Nokia came out, all guns blazing, with the Nokia Lumia 1020. This time toting Windows Phone 8 which you either love or hate…and Samsung clearly saw the relative success of the 1020 in particular and thought ‘ooh let’s have a go ourselves’ and you know what…they did have a go with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and its 16 megapixel 10X optical zoom camera slapped on the back.

So, you may be wondering, why? And do we really need such a device, or better yet why would anyone want a device such as the S4 Zoom?

Well to find out the surprising results of my testing and to have all of your questions answered I suggest you read on but I warn you…it’s going to be a long ride…

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By November 6, 2013 Read More →

Will we see the Samsung Galaxy Note 13.3?

Samsung Galaxy Note 13.3No, this isn’t a duplicate post, Samsung is working on a 12.2-Inch Galaxy Note tablet. However, that is not the only giant Android tablet they are working on. Supposedly, Samsung is also developing a 13.3-inch Android tablet to launch later next year.

It looks like Samsung believes 2014 will be the year of the tablets. Not only are they throwing out a ton of new tablet devices, they have upped their estimated tablet sales projections to a whopping 42 million. Of course, this will be for all of their tablets which will range in size a great deal. If this newest rumour is true we will have a wide range if new Samsung tablets: 7-inch, 8-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch and 13-inch. We will know something more concrete in January at CES.

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By November 5, 2013 Read More →

Will we see the Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2?

Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2Rumours are surfacing on the net that Samsung is currently working on a Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2″ tablet which will launch in early 2014. The source of these rumours are that the device has already passed through the FCC. Here’s what we know about the specs…

Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 specs:

  • 12.2-inch 2560 x 1600 display
  • 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 8-megapixel camera
  • 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and LTE support for the cellular version
  • S Pen Stylus

As the sizes of devices continue to trend upward, it makes you wonder at what point will a tablet become too big to be useful? On the other hand could it be that this is an edge to edge screen, loosing the bezel almost entirely?

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By October 22, 2013 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Express 2 coming to the UK

Samsung Galaxy Express 2Samsung today announced that the updated LTE version of the popular Samsung Galaxy Express will be available here in the UK

The Samsung Galaxy Express 2 will be a Vodafone exclusive from the 23rd October but other UK retailers will stock the phone from a yet undisclosed date.

Looks like the Galaxy Express 2 will be popular,  it has a powerful quad-core 1.7GHz CPU and a large, 4.5 inch display. No word in the cost as yet but if Vodafone can get the price point right I’d expect them to sell plenty of these.

SAMSUNG GALAXY EXPRESS 2 COMING TO THE UK

Samsung’s latest Galaxy device available exclusively at Vodafone stores across the UK

 

London, UK October 22nd, 2013 –Samsung has today announced that the Galaxy Express 2 LTE version, an updated version of the popular Galaxy Express, will be available to buy in the UK from 23rd October exclusively from Vodafone stores at launch with additional retailers to follow at a later date.

The Galaxy Express 2 is powered by Android 4.2, and with a 1.7GHz dual core processor and 4.5 inch display it allows you to watch multimedia content on the go. The new device features a number of Samsung’s smart functions such as Smart Stay, which uses advanced facial recognition to detect when the phone is in use, as well as Group Play which allows you to share music, documents and photos with other compatible Samsung devices. In addition, the new handset also features S Travel, Story Album and S Translator making Samsung’s latest device the perfect travel companion.

Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said: “Our latest addition to the Galaxy portfolio, the Galaxy Express 2 has been designed to provide a faster and smoother user experience. As with all smartphones in our Galaxy range, the Galaxy Express 2 is packed full of intuitive features and smart functions, offering customers superior performance.”

The Galaxy Express 2 will be available in Ceramic White in the UK exclusively at Vodafone stores at launch and further retailers from a later date. Vodafone will also be offering an exclusive shade of Rigel Blue.

Samsung GalaxyExpress 2 LTE Version Product Specification

Network

LTE (800,900,1800,2600) HSPA+, EDGE/GPRS

Processor

1.7GHz Dual Core processor

Display

4.5” qHD PLS TFT

OS

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Camera

5MP AF with Flash + VGA front facing

Video

MP4(Video: H.264 Audio: AAC LC)

Recording HD@30fps / Playing FHD@30fps

Audio

AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA

Services & Additional Features

 

Smart Stay, Group Play, Motion UX, S Travel, StoryAlbum, S Translator

Connectivity

BT4.0, USB2.0

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

MicroUSB

NFC

Sensor

Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Proximity Sensor

Memory*

1.5GB RAM, 8GB ROM, MicroSD card slot (up to 64GB)

GPS

GPS/GLONASS

Dimension

132.43 x 65.75 x 9.8

Battery

2100mAh
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By October 18, 2013 Read More →

HTC One Max vs Galaxy Note 3: Benchmark

One Max BenchmarkHTC announced the HTC One Max earlier this week and folowing some unboxing and demo videos that we posted, we’ve had a lot of questions and feedback about the new device.

One of the recurring requests has been to compare the new HTC One Max to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Both the One Max and Note 3 are of a similar size and spec and occupy the same place in the market.

One of the things that we thought we could do to compare the two devices is to have them both run a benchmark test and see which one comes out on top.

Obviously we’re expecting the Note 3 to come out on top in this test, it has a 2.3GHz quad-core CPU vs 1.7GHz on the One Max but just how big is the difference? Check out the video below to see the numbers!

 

 
HTC One Max
Samsung Galaxy
Note 3
CPUQuad-core 1.7 GHzQuad-core 2.3 GHz
ChipsetSnapdragon 600Snapdragon 800
RAM2GB3GB
ROM16/32 GB16/32/64 GB
Screen Size5.9 inches5.7 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Dimensions164.5 x 82.5 x 10.3 mm151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
Weight217g168g
Primary Camera4 MP (Ultrapixel)13 MP
Secondary Camera2.1 MP2 MP
By October 4, 2013 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 UK Launch Date

SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE 3Samsung have today announced the UK release date of their latest device in the Galaxy range, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3.

Featuring a 4-inch 480×800 display, 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 8GB internal storage and 5 megapixel camera, the Ace 3 will one of the more affordable 4G capable phones from Samsung.

 

 

UK LAUNCH DATE ANNOUNCED FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE 3

Latest addition to the Galaxy portfolio to hit shops on 5th October

London, UK October 4th, 2013 – Following the launch announcement earlier this year, Samsung has today revealed that the 4G enabled Galaxy Ace 3, an updated version of the popular Galaxy Ace 2, will be available to buy in the UK from 5th October.

The Galaxy Ace 3 is powered by Android™ Jellybean 4.2 and thanks to its superfast 4G connectivity, it is quicker and easier to load and browse the web, and stream and download content whilst you’re out and about. The Galaxy Ace 3 also has numerous smart features such as S Translator, S Travel, S Voice, Easy Mode and Smart Stay, which uses advanced facial recognition to detect when the phone is in use, saving battery life by dimming the screen. In addition, the new handset has a 5-megapixel camera and boasts a 4.0 inch display so you can enjoy an amazing experience when viewing content, making it a great device for playing games and viewing videos and photos.

Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said: “Our latest addition to the Galaxy portfolio, the Galaxy Ace 3 is packed with loads of features designed to provide a smoother and more intuitive user experience. Following the success of the Galaxy Ace 2, we are confident that our customers will enjoy this new device when it hits the shelves this month.”

The Galaxy Ace 3 will be available in the UK from EE stores, followed by selected retailers including Carphone Warehouse and Tesco.

By September 30, 2013 Read More →

Samsung high end update roadmap

Samsung high end update roadmapIn a Samsung high end update roadmap, Android 4.3 should soon be coming to the Galaxy S4, S3 and Note 2 according to French carrier SFR who released a roadmap table with information about their devices’ upcoming OTA updates. According to SFR, the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 should be getting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean sometime in November or December, while the Galaxy S4 is set to receive it in October.

We would like to think other carriers would be looking at updates in and around the same time scale.

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By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Mega unboxing video

Samsung Galaxy Mega Samsung have released a boat load of new smartphones lately, from the Galaxy S4, S4 Mini and S4 Active to the Samsung Galaxy Mega that we are looking at here.

Smartphones are undoubtedly getting bigger and they really don’t come much bigger than the Galaxy Mega. With its 6.3″ screen it stands out as being one of the biggest devices on the market and starts to knock on the ‘phablet’ territory. In fact when does a phone become a phablet anyway?

If you are looking for a mobile device that can perform the function of a smartphone and a tablet in one then the Galaxy Mega may well be worth a look. The 720p screen is great for web browsing and video watching and despite being a sizable device manages to remain extremely slim.

Check out the unboxing and demo video below to see the Samsung Galaxy mega in a little more detail. Our thanks to Clove Technology for supply our review unit.

 

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