The well known Consumer Reports reviewed the brand new iPhone 5s and 5c models think while it holds the improved processor, better camera, and new fingerprint sensor in high regard, CR states that Apple can't compare to Android devices that offer larger, sharper displays and higher-capacity batteries.
According to Consumer Reports:
"...battery life was still notably shorter than you are on other phones within our tests, including three from the latest Droids from Motorola, which ran for as long as 24 hours. Also, their small screens, while sharp and bright, can't beat the bigger, sharper displays that adorn flagship models from Samsung, LG, and HTC."
Looks like Apple will have to take another page from Android's book and abandon its fixation with more compact displays whether it hopes to stay competitive. While hauling out phablets without notice to make a phone call isn't everyone's cup of tea, the numbers don't lie. Bigger might not always be better, but Samsung has been selling more of these devices.
According to Samsung's own USPROF files, Samsung is preparing a Full HD smartphone for ATT. Rumors surface that the Samsung SGH-I337 could be the next generation Galaxy S device by Samsung, also know as the Samsung Galaxy S IV. Samsung want to announce the next Galaxy S in March. The Galaxy S IV is rumoured to have a 4.99" Super AMOLED FULL HD display, a octa-core processor and a 13 megapixel camera. The phone will run on Android 4.2 called Jelly Bean.
According to Galaxy s IV information in hands from SamMobile Samsung will bring the device to the market in April.
The global version is expected to be part of the GT-I950X model number family and so far we have confirmation that the phone will be not be shown at Mobile World Congress. Whether this is indeed the first Galaxy S IV UAProf sighting is yet to be confirmed but the information so far seems to match the expected/rumored specs.
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Last year, Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S3 at its own event in May, just days before the CTIA Wireless conference. The move made for a relatively quiet trade show.
This year, The Korean electronics giant will be holding off on any major announcements at Mobile World Congress later this month, according to a person familiar with its launch plans. As with last year, Samsung will likely hold its own separate event to launch the latest iteration of its flagship Galaxy S franchise.
Furthermore, some very fresh rumors and leaks suggest that Samsung is already planning to attack Apple right on its home turf, by announcing the Galaxy S4 in the U.S. in March. A few weeks later, the handset should be launched in various markets, with early-to-mid April being a potential release window for the Galaxy S4.
We will be sure to keep you all updated.
According to a South Korean Media Site, Samsung Electronics adopted the Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset instead of Exynos 5 Octa for upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 handset.
The reason behind avoiding Exynos 5 Octa Chipsets is the power consumption to heat generation control, that is why samsung has adopted the Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset for upcoming flagship Samsung Galaxy S4.
The results of Qualcomm Chipsets are promising as it scored more than 12000 points on the quadrant standard benchmark and its main advantage is that it comes with baseband radio that covers most of the world's networks.
The adoption of Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset in Samsung Galaxy SIV has been also proved in leaked benchmarks. The news also confirmed that Samsung Galaxy SIV will comes only in Single variant, so there will be no international variant with Exynos 5 Octa chipsets.
Samsung Galaxy SIV Confirmed Specifications:
- 4.9 inch Full HD Super Amoled Display
- 1.9Ghz Quad Core APQ8064T Qualcomm Snapdragon 600/800 Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 64GB Flash Memory
- 13.1 Mpx Camera
- Suppors Wireless Charging
- Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
Industry insider Eldur Murtazin is saying about the Galaxy S5. According to Murtazin, Samsung Galaxy S5 launch won't take place until April. This goes against what the Korean media has been saying about the Galaxy S5 and throws a bit of a wrench into the Galaxy S5 launch and release.
Keep in mind that Murtazin is quite notorious for being inaccurate most of the times. Not that the reports about an early launch are to be believed either, but for now, there's no telling when Samsung will actually release the Galaxy S5, but according to Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, the Galaxy S5 will be launched in late April instead of in Q1.
Other Galaxy S5 rumors are floating around today though they are far less credible. A new GFXBench benchmark depicts a device dubbed SM-G900S, a device that the publication suspects could be the Galaxy S5. The basis for that assumption is on the fact that the device is running Android 4.4 KitKat, something that no other Samsung phone has, and a 1440p display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. This is something that has been rumored before.