The time has come for the Galaxy S4 to share the faith of many gadgets before it and have its internal exposed in a glorious teardown moment. This time around, Samsung’s flagship was taken apart by Techrepublic‘s Bill Detwiler.
Unsurprisingly, given to the new hardware found in it, the Galaxy S4 sports a redesigned interior, compared to the Galaxy S3. As it turns out though, thanks to the user-removable back cover, it’s quite easy to get to the main internal circuit board. Read more »
The latest rumor suggests Samsung has a new camera-centric smartphone in the works – the Galaxy S4 Zoom, which will feature a 16MP camera sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom will be less powerful than the Galaxy S4 flagship. It will pack a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED screen and run on a dual or a quad-core processor. Read more »
Samsung has released a new commercial for their latest Galaxy S4 smartphone. Unlike the previous one where you could barely see the phone, the new one actually takes you through some of the key features of the device.
The video goes through a select few features of the phone, with Air Gesture getting the most importance. You see the characters picking up calls with a wave of their hand and the call automatically going into speakerphone mode. Read more »
HTC One’s Ultrapixel camera didn’t get quite the best reception but the company has issued not one but two updates since, which supposedly improve on the quality of the photos.
Samsung also issued an update for its Galaxy S4 flagship, which tweaks the camera performance as well. Naturally we wanted to see what those are all about and took the two hottest smartphones of the season for another shooting session. Read more »
You might have noticed by now that Samsung loves infographics. The latest one to be released by the Korean giant naturally centers around the Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship and the ways it enriches your lifestyle.
The latest Samsung Galaxy S4 infographic summarizes the most notable new tricks which the smartphones is capable of. Read more »
As it turns out most of the Samsung Galaxy S4 flagships currently available on the market come with locked bootloaders – the ones available from carriers are locked for sure. But we also found out that our SIM free international Galaxy S4 units in our office are with locked bootloaders as well. A bummer, right?
Worry no more! A developer known as djrbliss has successfully unlocked the bootloader of the Galaxy S4. The tool is ready too, but won’t be released as soon as some might have hoped for. Read more »
HTC, the Taiwan manufacturer has released a video, which details the development of its latest flagship smartphone. This comes soon after Samsung revealed its design story of its Galaxy S4 smartphone.
The video is just under two minutes long and the clip was a part of the HTC One’s launch event in London and New York. The company has edited the video slightly this time, though. Read more »
Mophie’s popular Juice Pack extended battery/protective case is now officially available for the HTC One. Users of HTC’s metal-clad flagship can pick up the popular accessory in silver or black to match the color of their brand new handset.
The Mophie Juice Pack for the HTC One adds a 2,500mAh backup battery to the smartphone’s non-removable 2,300mAh unit. Read more »
BlackBerry partnered with the Selfridges chain of stores in the UK for an exclusive early launch of its QWERTY-packing BlackBerry Q10 and it’s been a hit. The stores reported that its initial stock ran out in 2 hours, a record for tech items in the store.
The Q10 launched in Selfridges stores last Friday, April 26, ahead of the general April 30 launch. Read more »
Today Samsung released a 4-minute video telling the story behind the design of the Galaxy S4. A few Samsung designers talk (in Korean, subtitles available) about the creation process of the flagship.
You can hear all about the ideas that went into the creation of the Samsung Galaxy S4 right here. Read more »
HTC One has made it to the carriers’ shelves in the United States over the last week. The Taiwanese flagship is offered by AT&T, Sprint Wireless and T-Mobile across the Atlantic.
We’ve managed to spend some quality time with an AT&T version of the HTC One. Here’s a quick look at the differences between it and the international version which we extensively reviewed. Read more »
Android custom ROM developers CyanogenMod have added support for yet another Android smartphone in their list of supported devices for their CM10.1 ROM. Starting today, you will be able to install CM10.1 on an Oppo Find 5 as well.
The Oppo Find 5 is one of the best Android smartphones available on the market today, with a 5.0-inch, FullHD display, quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM and a 13 megapixel camera part of the spec sheet. The phone comes with Android 4.1.1 as standard with a custom skin on top. If that’s what bothered you about the phone then you no longer have to worry as you can now replace it with CM10.1 and have a more stock Android experience. Read more »
Recently, HTC launched the developer edition of the HTC One in the US. This model was mostly identical to the model sold by the carriers, but comes with the network and the bootloader unlocked.
Now, HTC has provided the RUU (ROM Update Utility) and the full ROM for the HTC One developer edition on their developer website. This would allow users to restore their devices safely in case things go wrong while flashing custom ROMs. Read more »
The Sony Xperia ZL went through our battery tests and we’ve got all sorts of interesting numbers to share with you.
The smartphone has a similar battery to its Xperia Z sibling – the 2370mAh capacity of the Xperia ZL unit is just 40 mAh more than the waterproof flagship offers. Yet, Sony has rated the Xperia ZL to last a tad shorter than the Xperia Z for both stand-by and talk time and as we found out there are in fact some differences in real-life performance.. Read more »
Samsung is extending the standard 24-month warranty with an additional clause for accidental damage in certain markets at no extra cost. The accidental damage covers broken displays and boards damaged by liquids.
The new warranty will apply over 15 African countries and comes with a few limitations. Read more »