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Samsung Galaxy S4 review (one year later)

Samsung Galaxy S4 review (one year later)

posted: 23 May 2014, 05:06

Released in April of 2013, the Samsung Galaxy S4 was a cutting-edge smartphone that featured all the goodies one could need back then. However, as it's the norm on the wireless market, a top-shelf smartphone remains top-shelf for just about one year,...

Samsung Mobile chief Shin confirms strong start for the Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Mobile chief Shin confirms strong start for the Samsung Galaxy S5

posted: 14 May 2014, 13:56

On Monday, we passed along a report out of Korea estimating that Samsung had shipped 10 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S5 in 25 days. That was a record time for the manufacturer. Today, Samsung Mobile chief...

The Galaxy S5 surpasses the Galaxy S4 in terms of adoption rate in the USA

The Galaxy S5 surpasses the Galaxy S4 in terms of adoption rate in the USA

posted: 09 May 2014, 09:31

In two days' time, on May 11, Samsung's current flagship will have been available on the market for exactly a month. We do know that the first day sales of the Galaxy S5 were significantly higher than the first...

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S4 gets to taste the chocolatey goodness of KitKat

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S4 gets to taste the chocolatey goodness of KitKat

posted: 06 May 2014, 16:51

Rejoice, Samsung Galaxy S4 owners on Verizon. For today, your handset has finally started to receive the Android 4.4.2 update that brings the KitKat build of Android to the phone. Verizon is known for its extensive...

Verizon updates: HTC One (M8) gets its first; Samsung Galaxy S4 tipped for KitKat on May 2nd

Verizon updates: HTC One (M8) gets its first; Samsung Galaxy S4 tipped for KitKat on May 2nd

posted: 21 Apr 2014, 02:56

Updates, updates. Who has got the updates? Verizon has the updates, including a rather hefty firmware update for the HTC One (M8) that has already rolled out. Firmware version 1.55.605.2...

Samsung Galaxy S5's first day sales were 30% to 100% higher than its predecessor's launch day sales

Samsung Galaxy S5's first day sales were 30% to 100% higher than its predecessor's launch day sales

posted: 13 Apr 2014, 02:30

According to a report published Sunday out of Korea, first day sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5 beat out the launch day sales of its predecessor. In some countries, sales of the new...

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S III trade-ins saw big increase ahead of Galaxy S5 launch

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S III trade-ins saw big increase ahead of Galaxy S5 launch

posted: 11 Apr 2014, 08:51

Have you wondered how many users have actually traded-in their older devices so that they can get a brand new Samsung Galaxy S5, which got launched worldwide today? Well, according to a report...

Xiaomi joins Apple and Samsung in the list of best-selling devices for February 2014

Xiaomi joins Apple and Samsung in the list of best-selling devices for February 2014

posted: 04 Apr 2014, 09:22

A recent report, released by Technology Market Research company Counterpoint, reveals that Xiaomi has somewhat succeeded in breaking the Apple-Samsung hegemony and now has not one, but two devices...

Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 battle it out in drop test

Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 battle it out in drop test

posted: 02 Apr 2014, 17:15

A new video shows both the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 taking a drop test. At pocket height, both suffered slight marks on the side of each unit. Both screens were unscathed. Next was a drop from "head...

Nokia Lumia 1520 tops our blind camera comparison while Nexus 5 ends up last; HTC One (M8) finishes sixth

Nokia Lumia 1520 tops our blind camera comparison while Nexus 5 ends up last; HTC One (M8) finishes sixth

posted: 31 Mar 2014, 05:03

Blind camera comparisons are a great indicator of which phone takes best photos. Bias is brought down to a minimum since voters pick the images they like best, without knowing...

Front-facing camera comparison: LG G Pro 2 vs LG G2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, HTC One (2013),  Xperia Z1, iPhone 5s, and Nexus 5

Front-facing camera comparison: LG G Pro 2 vs LG G2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, HTC One (2013), Xperia Z1, iPhone 5s, and Nexus 5

posted: 26 Mar 2014, 10:35

Today, we're pitting the front-facing cameras of eight major flagships currently on the market against each other and taking scores. We will be...

HTC One (M8) vs HTC One (M7) vs Galaxy S4 specs comparison

HTC One (M8) vs HTC One (M7) vs Galaxy S4 specs comparison

posted: 25 Mar 2014, 10:20

Superior processing power is the biggest hardware gap with the new HTC One, when compared to its predecessor, as the rest of the specs are pretty similar. All three phones sport 1080p displays and 2 GB of RAM, so the silicon power...

The answer is blowin' in the wind, thanks to Vaavud's smartphone accessory and app

The answer is blowin' in the wind, thanks to Vaavud's smartphone accessory and app

posted: 23 Mar 2014, 22:00

Vaavud has taken its funding needs from a successful Kickstarter campaign, to a group of angel investors that put $375,000 into the company. Vaavud uses a smartphone, an app, and a rather low-tech device...

Samsung Galaxy S5 priced cheaper than its predecessor

Samsung Galaxy S5 priced cheaper than its predecessor

posted: 20 Mar 2014, 12:06

How about that. Based on reports out of Korea, all of those rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S5 being priced cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S4 have turned out to be true. According to Korean media, Samsung's new flagship Android phone...

See how the new 5.1

See how the new 5.1" panel of the Galaxy S5 differs from the screens of the Note 3 and S4

posted: 19 Mar 2014, 04:14

When it introduced the Galaxy S5, Samsung arguably unveiled its best Super AMOLED display to date, too. It is able to produce up to 500 nits of brightness - something only Nokia has managed...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition launched in the UK, it's really expensive

Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition launched in the UK, it's really expensive

posted: 13 Mar 2014, 21:57

Initially released only in Russia, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition is now making its way to more markets - although it's doing it at a time when the new Galaxy S5 is about to hit shelves...

Best phones with an IR blaster for all your remote control needs

Best phones with an IR blaster for all your remote control needs

posted: 12 Mar 2014, 06:55

A decade ago, the sole purpose of cell phones' infrared ports was to enable the exchange of data with another device. These were eventually rendered obsolete by the superior Bluetooth technology, which was more reliable...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 update available on T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 update available on T-Mobile

posted: 10 Mar 2014, 08:41

It looks like T-Mobile subscribers that own the Samsung Galaxy S4 are successfully updating to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. If you haven't received a prompt, you should do a manual check from the phone's Settings menu. The update...

New ad-free streaming music app launched by Samsung for specific Galaxy models

New ad-free streaming music app launched by Samsung for specific Galaxy models

posted: 07 Mar 2014, 12:34

Samsung has introduced a new ad-free streaming music app for its high-end Galaxy models. Called Milk Music, the app can be found in the Google Play Store, but is exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung...

This battery case will double the battery life of your Samsung Galaxy S4

This battery case will double the battery life of your Samsung Galaxy S4

posted: 07 Mar 2014, 09:05

Meet the uNu Aero – an NFC-enabled wireless charging battery pack for the Samsung Galaxy S4, which will double the battery life of your device. The case comes with a 2,600mAh battery that adds power to the Galaxy...

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