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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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With Apple having announced their latest iPhone 6 handset and Samsung revealing the Galaxy Note 4 at their recent event, we can now see the latest offerings from both sides of the platform pond and how the biggest competitors in the iOS and Android market stack up.

We’ve stacked up the Galaxy S5, iPhone 6, and Galaxy Note 4 against each other to see just how they compare.

But that’s just specs, what do you guys think? Drop us a comment in the section below.


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Galaxy Note 4′s quad HD display also manages solid color accuracy

Earlier this summer, before Samsung had gone all-in with quad HD for its Galaxy Note 4, we were checking out its QHD stealth-launch with the LTE-A Galaxy S5. But beyond just having more pixels than the original GS5, that smartphone’s display caught our attention due to how well it performed in color accuracy tests. Rather than cranking saturation up to 10 in an attempt to dazzle, its color reproduction was analyzed as being much more true-to-life than previous Samsung OLED phones. Now with the Note 4 landing, how will it stack up? Early reports suggest it will compare quite favorably, with another screen capable of very accurate output.

In order to see this performance, Note 4 owners will have to set their phablets’ displays to Samsung’s “basic” mode, which calibrates the screen to do a very nice job at matching the standard sRGB color space. At least, this is what Phone Arena was able to determine when running the Note 4 through some professional screen quality tests, revealing a very accurate color temperature, without an overwhelmingly greenish tinge. Color errors are also well below standard levels. That chart down below on the left shows just how close to perfect things are – ideally, all those dots would be centered in their respective scales.

All that said, Samsung still lets you over-saturate to your heart’s content, should that be the look you prefer, or maybe just associate with its products. The phone’s “cinema” mode is represented in the chart on the bottom right, where accuracy is traded for vibrancy and more “punch.”

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Left, “basic” mode, high accuracy; right, “cinema” mode

Source: Phone Arena


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Galaxy Note 4′s quad HD display also manages solid color accuracy

Earlier this summer, before Samsung had gone all-in with quad HD for its Galaxy Note 4, we were checking out its QHD stealth-launch with the LTE-A Galaxy S5. But beyond just having more pixels than the original GS5, that smartphone’s display caught our attention due to how well it performed in color accuracy tests. Rather than cranking saturation up to 10 in an attempt to dazzle, its color reproduction was analyzed as being much more true-to-life than previous Samsung OLED phones. Now with the Note 4 landing, how will it stack up? Early reports suggest it will compare quite favorably, with another screen capable of very accurate output.

In order to see this performance, Note 4 owners will have to set their phablets’ displays to Samsung’s “basic” mode, which calibrates the screen to do a very nice job at matching the standard sRGB color space. At least, this is what Phone Arena was able to determine when running the Note 4 through some professional screen quality tests, revealing a very accurate color temperature, without an overwhelmingly greenish tinge. Color errors are also well below standard levels. That chart down below on the left shows just how close to perfect things are – ideally, all those dots would be centered in their respective scales.

All that said, Samsung still lets you over-saturate to your heart’s content, should that be the look you prefer, or maybe just associate with its products. The phone’s “cinema” mode is represented in the chart on the bottom right, where accuracy is traded for vibrancy and more “punch.”

note-4-color

Left, “basic” mode, high accuracy; right, “cinema” mode

Source: Phone Arena


Pocketnow

Galaxy Note 4′s quad HD display also manages solid color accuracy

Earlier this summer, before Samsung had gone all-in with quad HD for its Galaxy Note 4, we were checking out its QHD stealth-launch with the LTE-A Galaxy S5. But beyond just having more pixels than the original GS5, that smartphone’s display caught our attention due to how well it performed in color accuracy tests. Rather than cranking saturation up to 10 in an attempt to dazzle, its color reproduction was analyzed as being much more true-to-life than previous Samsung OLED phones. Now with the Note 4 landing, how will it stack up? Early reports suggest it will compare quite favorably, with another screen capable of very accurate output.

In order to see this performance, Note 4 owners will have to set their phablets’ displays to Samsung’s “basic” mode, which calibrates the screen to do a very nice job at matching the standard sRGB color space. At least, this is what Phone Arena was able to determine when running the Note 4 through some professional screen quality tests, revealing a very accurate color temperature, without an overwhelmingly greenish tinge. Color errors are also well below standard levels. That chart down below on the left shows just how close to perfect things are – ideally, all those dots would be centered in their respective scales.

All that said, Samsung still lets you over-saturate to your heart’s content, should that be the look you prefer, or maybe just associate with its products. The phone’s “cinema” mode is represented in the chart on the bottom right, where accuracy is traded for vibrancy and more “punch.”

note-4-color

Left, “basic” mode, high accuracy; right, “cinema” mode

Source: Phone Arena


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Galaxy Note Edge: features explained (Video)

You’ve heard the rumors about a Samsung phone with an over-the-edge display. Earlier this week, you even saw that model go official, as the company launched its Galaxy Note Edge. And in the time since, you’ve had the chance to hear some opinions on the phablet’s design, as well as check out our first hands-on look. But are you still having a little trouble wrapping your ahead around just how this fancy edge business works, and what it really means for the phone’s usability? Pull up a seat, because we’re about to to give you a crash course on just what the Edge’s curved screen can do.

You may be wise to the curve’s role in providing media playback controls, or maybe displaying notifications, but were you aware it can act as a ruler in a pinch? We go over the unusual screen’s various features, like giving you a shortcut to launching apps, as well as the numerous customization options Samsung has delivered to let you make the Note Edge your own.

It may be too soon to say how much the curved screen adds to the day-to-day user experience – for that, we’ll want to spend a lot more time with the Note Edge for our in-depth review – but for a general overview of what you can expect from this odd feature, click on through to the video below.


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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active hands-on (Video)

Well before IFA came along, Samsung was already a tablet juggernaut this year. We saw the launches of multiple Galaxy Tab 4, TabPRO, and most recently Tab S models, so it wouldn’t be crazy to assume that Samsung would take a little tablet break, focusing more on its new handsets and wearables. Then again, this is Samsung we’re talking about, a company that can’t seem to go a week without launching a new product, so when we saw it go ahead and introduce the Galaxy Tab Active earlier this week, it’s not like we could act surprised. We took a couple minutes at IFA 2014 to go hands-on with this guy and see what makes it tick.

The hardware that powers the Tab Active isn’t too exciting, much closer to a Tab 4 than a Tab S, but that’s not why anyone’s going to be buying this thing; they’re here for the rugged design. That protects the tablet against drops and environmental damage, while features like its stylus (even if it is a capacitive one) and support for quick charging cradles help expand its usefulness out in the field.

As a business-focused tablet, the Tab Active may not be a model you’ll consider buying, but if you’re as curious about new tablets as we are, that doesn’t mean this slate isn’t worth at least taking a look at. Check out the video to see what we found.


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Sprint to carry Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Gear VR

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Sprint on Wednesday confirmed that it, too, will offer both the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge later this year. What’s more, Sprint plans to carry the Gear VR as well. Pricing and exact timing are unclear, of course, but it is certain that the handsets will be designed to work on the carrier’s Spark LTE network and that they’ll be here in October.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note Edge powered by Sprint Spark and Samsung Gear VR continue our tradition of working with Samsung to innovate and bring our customers advanced features they appreciate.

If interested in pre-registering for the Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Note Edge, be sure to check out Sprint’s website.


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Dropbox announces 50GB of free cloud storage for new purchases of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

50GB free for 2 years

Amongst all of the announcements today at the IFA event, Dropbox announced that it will offer free 50GB of storage space in the cloud to purchasers of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Since 2011, Dropbox and Samsung have partnered to give free storage, but now Dropbox is going to be further integrated into Samsung devices.

Users will now be able to automatically backup photos to Dropbox right out of the Samsung Gallery app. Similar to the gallery app, you’ll be able to save documents directly to Dropbox from the default mobile docs viewer or editor.

This offer is good for new users to Dropbox. If you already have an account with free storage you will not be able to extend your promotion.

Source – Dropbox


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Samsung Galaxy Alpha now available for preorder in the UK

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If you were waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and in the UK, you’ll be pleased to hear that the device is now available for preorder for delivery on September 10th.

EE, Carphone Warehouse, O2, Phones4u, and Vodafone are all offering up the device at various prices, but seems to be in between the £30 to £40 per month mark depending on the upfront cost of the handset and bundled minutes.

Will you be picking up a Samsung Galaxy Alpha?


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Sprint adds International Wi-Fi calling to Galaxy S4 (w/ Sprint Spark)

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Sprint on Thursday announced a new software update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 w/ Sprint Spark. Once downloaded and installed over-the-air, the update will let users make international calls over Wi-Fi connections. What’s more, this will not cost the customer anything extra to use.

“We are excited to roll out International Wi-Fi Calling as part of our commitment to enhancing the customer experience and expanding the calling reach for our customers… Sprint customers won’t have to think twice about calling home while on vacation or away on business.”

The feature will work in more than 100 countries on both public and private Wi-Fi networks. Note that is is free to message and call the United States, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Sprint expects to introduce the International Wi-Fi Calling feature to additional devices in time.

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