The Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes in two versions – one with Samsung’s brand new Exynos 5430 Octa chipset and one with the more common Snapdragon 801 chipset. Both have small 1,860mAh batteries. Small relative to the phone’s size, of course, 4.7″ phones typically have 2,000+ mAh batteries. The Galaxy Alpha is pretty slender though, just 6.7mm, which eats into the available volume for the battery.
Today we’re testing the Exynos version of the device. Read more »
As part of the festivities surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Alpha launch, the Korean manufacturer released details on the manufacturing process behind the device’s metal frame. The latter is widely considered to be one of the smartphone’s biggest highlights.
As you have probably guessed, creating the device’s metal frame requires a number of CNC processes. Read more »
If you haven’t heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge you must just be coming out of a cave. The Challenge has become so popular that it has passed from people to smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 follows in the footsteps of many celebrities and got splashed with freezing water. Read more »
Google made some waves with its ultra-capable second generation Nexus 7 tablet released last year, and now the device is available for just $130.
The device is available as a factory reconditioned unit from popular US online retailer Woot.com. Read more »
That new HTC One (M8) for Windows has a name with great potential to confuse consumers – it’s not the HTC One (M8), it’s not the One (E8) and it doesn’t run Windows (but Windows Phone instead). It turns out that the similar looks of the One family are an issue too, even for the carriers.
Verizon put out a video to tout the HTC One (M8), both the Android and WP versions, except if you look closely at the screenshot above you’ll notice those are actually two different devices. Read more »
We managed to spend some quality time with the Sharp Aquos Crystal for Sprint Wireless. Announced earlier today, the budget-friendly smartphone marks the return of the Japanese manufacturer in the United States.
Despite its sleek looks, which suggest a high price tag, the Sharp Aquos Crystal for Sprint is quite affordable. Read more »
A few hours ago, the long leaked Windows Phone running version of the HTC One (M8) finally got official as a Verizon exclusive. And the carrier didn’t wait long to upload the first video about the new handset to its YouTube channel.
The strangely named HTC One (M8) for Windows basically brings you the exact same hardware that’s inside its Android-running sibling, only with Windows Phone 8.1 running the show. Read more »
The Motorola Moto X is on its way out with numerous Moto X+1 rumors swirling, but it’s still a reasonably attractive phone at $350. And now you can get one of the four wood backs at no extra cost.
You can pick Walnut, Bamboo, Ebony or Teak back instead of the usual plastic back. You don’t even have to ask, of course this is for the US only (sigh). Read more »
Sony just took the wraps off its Xperia M2 Aqua smartphone – a water-proofed Xperia M2 and now the promo videos are live.
The videos run through the phone’s strengths and shows it getting wet on more than one occasion – something that tends to get users’ mouth to water pretty fast these days. Read more »
The Sony Xperia T3′s battery life test is now complete and it’s time to share with you how it did. The phone is impressively thin at just 7mm, but thanks to its large stance, it houses a decent 2,500mAh battery.
Combine this with the Snapdragon 400 chipset, which has a solid record being mostly frugal, we can expect the phone’s draw on battery to be as optimized as possible. Additionally, Sony has integrated the Power Saver option into the Settings menu. It helps you extend the battery life by toggling Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth screen brightness, auto sync and background data on and off automatically when the battery charge falls below a certain user-defined threshold. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini matches the looks of the big Galaxy S5 and even most of its features but opts for a smaller display, body and in turn smaller 2,100mAh battery.
The screen of the Galaxy S5 mini is 4.5″ against the 5.1″ of the Galaxy S5 and the resolution is more than two times lower at 720p. The chipset should also be less power-hungry so the 700mAh-less battery should do okay to match the 72 hour endurance rating of the bigger Galaxy S5. But there are a slew of minis to fight as well – let’s see how the Galaxy S5 mini did. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha branches off the Galaxy S line. It brings the same flagship experience but in a more compact and, more importantly, a more premium body. The Galaxy phones (all of them) use practical plastic instead of expensive and heavy metal.
The Galaxy Alpha has a metal frame and still manages to be surprisingly light – just 115g. Read more »
You can do so many things with your Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone – enjoy Full HD videos on the 5″ IPS display, take a wonderful 13MP pictures with its camera, play the latest 3D games hassle-free courtesy of the Snapdragon 800 chipset, or listen unlimited music via the Baidu Online Music Service.
But it is surely not such a good idea to throw your beautiful Xiaomi Mi 3 covered in polycarbonate shell and Gorilla Glass 3 under a bus. Someone did this and the result isn’t peachy. Read more »
Often, the more subtle jabs are the best ones and LG seems to be doing just that.
LG’s YouTube page has a new header that says ‘There’s life beyond the galaxy’. There’s also an image of a galaxy on the phone’s screen. Surely, not much hint is required to understand where the jab is pointed at. Read more »
Google released four dedicated Android Wear ads. The commercials feature the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and the soon to be announced Moto 360.
The ads are centered on the ability of Android Wear to display relevant information to the user “at a glance.” Read more »