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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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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


AndroidGuys

IFA 2014 preview: Note 4, Xperia Z3, and holy smartwatches! | Pocketnow Weekly 111

The Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin. You know it as “the ee-fa.” Old-timers might still call it the Berlin Radio Show. Stephen Schenck for some reason refers to it only by its cumbersome designation “I-F-A.” But however you refer to it, one of the world’s biggest electronics trade shows is coming very soon. And it’s bringing a lot of smartphone, tablet, and smartwatch news with it.

On today’s show, we run down the most interesting of IFA rumors, from Samsung’s mammoth Galaxy Note 4 to Sony’s more … Compact offerings. We’ll also discuss what we’re expecting from the likes of HTC and Microsoft, Huawei and ASUS, and about a billion other brands – and we’ll kick everything off with a no-doubt contentious debate on the merits of all these smartwatches that just came out of the woodwork. Joining us on the show today is special guest Stefan Constantinescu of TabDump, who we’re relying on for just the right amount of world-weary cynicism to keep our youthful enthusiasm in check.

If that’s the kind of podcast that taps your touchscreen, then the Pocketnow Weekly is the show for you! Join us live on the air today at 2pm Eastern (click here for your own local time) for Pocketnow Weekly 111 (or download the high-quality edited version of the show down in the Links section when it’s ready) and shoot your questions to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air. See you then!


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IFA 2014 preview: Note 4, Xperia Z3, and holy smartwatches! | Pocketnow Weekly 111

The Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin. You know it as “the ee-fa.” Old-timers might still call it the Berlin Radio Show. Stephen Schenck for some reason refers to it only by its cumbersome designation “I-F-A.” But however you refer to it, one of the world’s biggest electronics trade shows is coming very soon. And it’s bringing a lot of smartphone, tablet, and smartwatch news with it.

On today’s show, we run down the most interesting of IFA rumors, from Samsung’s mammoth Galaxy Note 4 to Sony’s more … Compact offerings. We’ll also discuss what we’re expecting from the likes of HTC and Microsoft, Huawei and ASUS, and about a billion other brands – and we’ll kick everything off with a no-doubt contentious debate on the merits of all these smartwatches that just came out of the woodwork. Joining us on the show today is special guest Stefan Constantinescu of TabDump, who we’re relying on for just the right amount of world-weary cynicism to keep our youthful enthusiasm in check.

If that’s the kind of podcast that taps your touchscreen, then the Pocketnow Weekly is the show for you! Join us live on the air today at 2pm Eastern (click here for your own local time) for Pocketnow Weekly 111 (or download the high-quality edited version of the show down in the Links section when it’s ready) and shoot your questions to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air. See you then!


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Galaxy Note 4 features, iPhone 6 leaks, Moto X+1 camera & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how many Amazon Fire phones have been sold, a number which is not a shocker. Motorola follows, first with some Moto G2 leaks, and next, some hot Moto X+1 leaks regarding the camera. Then we talk about the Galaxy Note 4 and some nifty new features that we can expect to see. Apple follows with some leaks of the iPhone 6 in its launch date and design. We end today’s show talking about Apple’s new patent for flexible displays, and why this is unique.

All this and more after the break.

Stories:
Smartphone giveaway: win a Blackphone from Pocketnow, GSM Nation, and Fight for the Future
Just how few Fire Phones has Amazon really sold?
Check out the new Moto G: leak delivers hardware pics
Moto X+1 leaks spell camera with optical zoom, and other features?
New features rumored for Galaxy Note 4 fingerprint scanner
Alleged iPhone 6 manual leaks design and launch date?
Apple patents flexible display tech that mimics physical buttons


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