We’ve seen all sorts of comparisons between the top dogs of the smartphone world, Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S4 in the past couple of months, but nothing quite like this.
This destruction test aims to show how sturdy the hardware of the two devices is – even going as far as getting run over by a car! Lets just say things didn’t go well for either contestant. Read more »
Colorware, a US-based company which specializes in creating custom paintjobs for a wide range of consumer electronics, has added the Samsung Galaxy S4 to its list of supported devices.
Unfortunately, getting yourself a custom-colored Samsung Galaxy S4 will set you back a cool $1000. Read more »
Oh dear! They say competition is the mother of progress but this is latest childish outbursts are mostly great for a laugh or inspiring fanboy wars depending on how seriously you take things.
After the Mobile Awards in the UK event concluded HTC’s UK decided to poke its rival Samsung on Twitter after winning Hottest phone of 2013 with the HTC One. After boasting about its victory the HTC UK Twitter account added an “Ouch @SamsungMobileUK”, which spurred the events to follow. Read more »
The recently-announced Asus PQ321 4K monitor raised a few eyebrows at the Computex 2013 showroom last week, being one of the first consumer available panels which support 4K resolution.
Now, the panel gets its priced revealed at a hefty $4000. Yet, the fact that even a Retina display MacBook Pro can barely support its output should be an even bigger concern than the price. Read more »
Qualcomm is working with Microsoft to introduce the Snapdragon 800 chipset to future Windows RT 8.1 devices, making it just the third to make it to the young platform after Snapdragon S4 (also Qualcomm’s chip) and NVIDIA’s Tegra 3.
The chip uses four Krait 400 cores with a maximum clock speed of 2.2 GHz, the Adreno 330 graphics chip and has support for LTE. Read more »
According to a report filed by market information provider iSupply, Samsung is breathing down Intel’s neck in the semiconductor market race in the first quarter of 2013 with 10.5% market share. Intel controls 15.1% if the chip market.
For the January-March period, Samsung’s recorded $7.77 billion in sales, while Intel sales totalled $11.16 billion. Read more »
ASUS has officially announced its Transformer Book Trio at the on-going Computex 2013. The ASUS Transformer Book Trio is a three-in-one mobile device, which dual-boots Windows 8 and Android and aims to give you a netbook, a tablet and a Windows 8 desktop PC in one device.
The Transformer Book Trio sports an 11.6-inch detachable display and the PC Station dock has an Intel Core i7 processor, keyboard and a 750 GB hard drive. The tablet display can be detached and the main part can be hooked to an external display to use as a desktop PC. Read more »
MediaTek has officially announced its new quad-core processor – MT8125 designed for tablet devices. The latest processor from the company utilizes a power-efficient quad-core Cortex A7 CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz in its heart.
The MT8125 module also comes with a PowerVR series 5XT graphics and the processor supports a wide range of networks that includes 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and Wi-Fi versions. Read more »
A new technology developed by a group of South Korean scientists can triple the efficiency and in turn the capacity of lithium-ion batteries, according to a report from the country’s science ministry.
The scientists of Seoul National University have found out a way to increase the capacity of the lithium-ion battery by three times by using a nano structure of iron oxide and manganese oxide for the cathode of the battery, instead of the lead, which is currently being used. Read more »
LG unveiled its latest 5-inch HD Oxide mobile displays with 1mm slim bezel at the Society of Information Display 2013 held in Canada. The Korean company also demonstrated its flexible OLED HD panels at the event side by side with its Oxide displays.
The 5-inch Oxide display is likely to be a 720p variant, rather than a 1080p one. Read more »
Qualcomm showcased a couple of new implementations of its Mirasol display technology at the SID Display Week. One of them was a 1.5-inch panel used on a smartwatch and the second and more interesting one is a 5.1-inch panel with an astounding 2,560 x 1,440 resolution.
At 577 ppi, the latter easily has the highest pixel density of any smartphone display currently on the market. The image quality, however, was described as being inferior to current generation LCD or OLED panels and the display has a silvery tint to it. Read more »
Nokia announced its Lumia 928, a beefed up version of its Lumia 920 smartphone just a few days ago. The Nokia Lumia 928, which is designed exclusively for Verizon, has been torn down and the disassembled images reveal the internal architecture of the smartphone.
The teardown of the Nokia Lumia 928 shows a different design than that of the Lumia 920. Read more »
Sharp, one of the major component suppliers for Apple will be entering a three-year rehabilitation program in a bid to survive after losing $5.4 billion in the last fiscal year, according to a report from Reuters.
Sharp as a part of its rehabilitation will work closely with Samsung and will the company is expected to involve with the technologies used in the displays for mobile phones. Read more »
It seems that screen size may be more than just a numbers game played between smartphone makers, as the most recent poll from Strategy Analytics reveals that most users now prefer a 4.5-inch screen.
This is up from 4.3 inches when the last time the poll was taken, back in 2011. Read more »
Apple has received its fair share of criticism for its latest iPhone 5 flagship, ranging from lack of innovation to poor software support, and even inferior hardware quality when compared to the iPhone 4S.
But how do things stack up really? Join us as we take a look at how the iPhone 5 looks after several months of everyday use, as well as how it stacks up to its glass-clad predecessor. Read more »