Samsung Galaxy S8 review

As mentioned by Phone Arena, this new phone was revolutionary in terms of the design and size of its 5.8-inch curved screen, which occupies almost its entire surface. With its Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, this cell phone is very powerful in terms of performance.

The middle button was removed to give even more space to the screen and the camera had improvements in the software, which makes it one of the best you can have on a mobile device. It has a fingerprint reader in the back that can sometimes be confused with the camera, as Android Central warns, but this can be solved with the iris reader of the front camera.

With a price of $725 dollars, it is one of the best high-end options in terms of the quality / price ratio.

The Galaxy Note 8 the latest tabletphone from Samsung

After the controversy generated by the problems with the Note 7 battery, the Korean company Samsung sought to recover the lost ground with a powerful and innovative device. With a 6.3-inch OLED screen that occupies almost the entire front of the phone, this cell phone is the first of the company that features a dual camera and is probably the most powerful Android device at the moment.

Its 6 GB RAM allows this device to do enough tasks at the same time. Its internal storage is 64, 128 or 256 GB and is expandable. As Android Authority highlights, the presence of the stylus takes the editing of texts, videos and photographs a step further. This cell phone has an IP 68 resistance to water, that is to a depth of 1.5 meters, as well as dust protection.

As CNET points out, this device drags the problems of the Samsung Galaxy S8 in terms of the strange location of the finger print reader located in the back.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a market price of $950 dollars.

It is not a tablet or a phone. This new release of Samsung is more like a ‘tabletphone’. Its internal memory can hold up to 64 giggabytes of storage. It also comes with an ‘S Pen’, an electronic pen to navigate the phone more easily. The new model comes with a built-in quick charge mechanics. With this, you can charge up to 60% of the battery of the electronic device in a short period of time.

Camera

We need to talk about the Galaxy Note 8’s camera. The two 12 megapixel sensors are capable of doing wonders in automatic mode of this device. It is clear that we can get more juice in the ‘Pro’ mode, but it will be more than enough with the automatic for most users. Its secondary camera has telephoto, which allows us to zoom X2 without losing image quality. This is something that we have been seeing for years in compact cameras, but that now begins to reach mobile phones.

This camera leaves us with one of the best experiences in the market. Its quality is incredible, as well as the detail it gets in up close shots. The contrast, saturation and brightness level is managed almost perfectly in automatic mode, although in very complicated scenes or backlighting, it may be worth switching to ‘Pro’ mode to set the exposure to your liking.

Battery life

The Galaxy Note 8 has a battery of 3,300 mAh, which although it leaves us with a day of use but don’t expect to  have 8 or 9 hours of screen like in other devices of this range. But even so, expect to have more than enough batter for every day tasks. This is remarkable, because although there are devices with this size that offer us more battery life, few have the screen quality and performance of this device. By using it intensively you will be able to hold it all day without any problem, so users who use it more modestly may reach the end of the day more comfortable. You can wait between 5 and a half hours and 6 hours of active screen with a varied use.

S-Pen

One of the things that characterizes the Note range from its beginning is the inclusion of the S-Pen. In this Note 8 we also have it. It has 4096 pressure levels and IP67 certification against water and dust. When removing the S-Pen from the body of the Note 8, it offers several common tools that may be convenient (or not). There are users who take great advantage of the stylus to navigate the device, and others who use it for more artistic tasks. It is an extra that in many occasions will be appreciated.

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will have a USB Type-C design

According Sammobile, The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 in addition to being waterproof and dustproof and potentially support new Gear VR technology. It will be the first Note to use Samsung’s USB Type-C port designed for mobile phone products.

In fact, when the Galaxy S7 series was released, there where rumors that the Galaxy S7 would come with a USB Type-C design, but in the end this prediction did not come true.[via]

We can now exclusively confirm that the Galaxy Note 6 will feature a USB Type-C port, reversible connector and all. We don’t know whether it will be USB 3.1 or an older standard; it would be logical for Samsung to go with USB 3.1 since it is truly the one port to rule them all. USB 3.1 supports USB Power Delivery 2.0 for faster device charging and the ability to carry HDMI or Display Port video signals.

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Gear VR could be handled via the built-in micro USB connection, so if Note 6 is using USB Type-C this can not be used.

So maybe Galaxy Note 6 users will have to do without Gear VR.

Benchmark: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Vs iPhone 6s Plus

If you’re one who believes in Benchmarks and own a Galaxy S7 Edge you may not like the the following news. Youtube user Austin Evans posted a video showing a comparison between the Apple’s titan the iPhone 6s Plus vs the latest Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Here are the results, remember both Samsung phones feature a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 and the Adreno 530 CPU.

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As you can see The Apple iPhone 6s Plus runs faster than The Galaxy S7 Edge In GPU Scores. But under  multi core results we see the Snapdragon with its Kryo cores take a good lead on the Apple A9.

 

In Graphics performance, once again the iPhone 6s Plus scores 38 FPS vs 29 FPS from the Galaxy S7 Edge.


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Antutu Benchmark: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9

In a recent Antutu benchmark done by FAQs Android, we could see just how well the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9 handle this tough test, its also a good indication of just how powerful these smartphones really are, yet there can only be one winner.

HTC One M9 vs S6

As we’ve discussed before the HTC One M9 has some pretty impressive specs.

HTC One M9 Specs include:

  • A 5-inch SLCD3
  • 1920 x 1080p 440ppi
  • A 20MP Camera
  • 1080p/4K video, dual-LED flash
  • A 2GHz/1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 CPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • Adreno 430 GPU
  • 2,840mAh Battery

Samsung Galaxy S6 Specs include:

  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLEDQHD
  • 577ppi
  • 16MP Camera
  • 1080p/4K video,dual-LED flash
  • 2.1GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 CPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • Mali-T760 GPU
  • 2,550 mAh, fast charge, wireless charge Battery

 

This benchmark will put the test the Samsung Exynos silicon that is to say a 64-bit Exynos 7420 octa-core chip designed at 14nn with some very high clock speeds that reach  2.1GHz, the S6 also has 3GB RAM, and for its graphics engine it will use the Mali-T760 GPU.

Samsung will battle against the latest smartphone from HTC that runs on top of the line Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU this one is alos 64-bit chip although created at 20nm, clock speeds can also reach as high as 2GHz, has same amount of 3GB of RAM, for its graphics engine the HTC One M9 uses the Adreno 430 GPU.

Benchmark Antutu: HTC One M9

Optimized-HTC One M9 Benchmark Antutu

 

Benchmark Antutu: Samsung Galaxy S6

Optimized-Samsung Galaxy S6 Benchmark Antutu

 

The Winner was the Samsung Galaxy S6 which scored 68790 vs the HTC One M9 that managed 54044

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active to get a 5.5-inch screen

 

Samsung Galaxy S6

There is word that the Samsung Galaxy S6 has been spotted in a section of the Samsung website. There is also speculation that this will be the model number (SM-G890A) and has also been spotted on the import and export site Zauba.

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This shows that the device will get a 5.5 inch screen, and will thus differ from the Galaxy S6 which has a 5.1 inch screen. However, this screen will also have a qHD resolution, as might be inferred from the UAP above.

Other specifications of the Galaxy S6 Active is that it will get a 5.5-inch screen say they will match quite close. So we should expect 3 GB of RAM to be present, 32 GB of storage, 16-megapixel camera and an Exynos 7420 processor. However, this unit will be somewhat thicker and more robust.

The announcement of the Galaxy S6 Active will probably happen in a month or two. The previous versions of the Active phones were also about two months after the introduction of the regular model introduced.

As for pricing regarding the Samsung Galaxy S6 this list below has all the details.

Samsung Galaxy S6 pricing

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review, benchmarks included

Newest member of the Galaxy Note family is the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which includes device that combines features of smartphones and tablets. The Note 4 offer has a screen with an impressive resolution – 2560 x 1440 pixels, highly efficient Snapdragon 801 processor and at least 3 GB of RAM. Also comes included withe a stylus, and its already well-known predecessor UHD video recording function with (4K).
Pros

powerful CPU and graphics; long battery life; very good quality photos and videos Ultra HD; Optical stabilization effect; excellent display quality; wide viewing angles; built-in fingerprint reader; built-in sensor heartbeat; TV remote control function (built-in transmitter); feather very functional; useful mode of very low energy consumption; TV output (MHL); 2048 levels of pen pressure; metal frame; back housing resistant to typical scratch; UV sensor; oxygen saturation sensor; oleophobic coating good; bright display; Good readability of the display on a sunny day; rapid battery charging function.
Cons

design is not waterproof; the lack of a micro USB 3.0 port (which is 2.0); not so good HDR mode (reduces picture quality).

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Key features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

  • Weight: 176 g
  • Operating System: Android 4.4
  • Display resolution: 2560×1440 px
  • The main processor number of cores: quad
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Display (diagonal): 5.7 inch / inch

How does the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 compare with other smartphones ? Lets look at some benchmarks.

 

3D Mark Unlimited:

The Galaxy Note 4 tops all here.

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GFXBench T-Rex:

The Apple iPhone 6 shows its superior GPU and CPU.

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Battery life when talking on the phone, in minutes

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Samsung S IV may come very soon

After launching the Samsung Galaxy S III, which had a resounding sales success, the company has began to work on its successor, the Samsung S IV.

Samsung S IV is on its way.

The only surprise with this successor is found on its release date, which would be a little earlier than expected, and that this smartphone would be launched at the Mobile World Congress, so that shipments could begin as early as in March of next year(2013) providing we survive the Mayan calendar, just nine months after the debut of the Galaxy S III. This would imply a very aggressive product cycle.

About the specifics not much is known for now. Some rumors say that will have a 5-inch screen and a quad-core Exynos processor.

Samsung unveiles the Galaxy Note II

The South Korean company unveiled the revamped version of its hybrid between tablet and smartphone, with a design similar to Galaxy S III


The Samsung Galaxy Note II comes a year after the first model, with completely redesigned: bigger screen (5.5”) and an improved S Pen.

The layout resembles the Galaxy SIII. In fact, it is made from the same materials and colors. Its dimensions are 151.1 mm x 80.5 x 9.4 mm. The company did well to narrow the housing and reduce the weight to 180 grams.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II has a Super AMOLED HD screen of 5.5”, with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels.

The interior carries a quad-core Exynos processor at 1.6 GHz and a Mali-400MP GPU.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II, which follows the launch of the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, will be offered in three versions: 16GB, 32GB or 64GB. The storage space can be expanded with a microSD card up to 64GB.

The device has two cameras: 8MP rear and 1.9 MP front for video conferencing. Both record video in Full HD.

You can connect to 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi.

The stylus that comes with the device, the S Pen, added enhancements related to ergonomics and accuracy. It is longer and thicker for more comfortable use.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II rolls out with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of Google’s operating system for mobile devices.

The dedicated device adds new software. The main programs are highlighted by Air View to preview documents by placing the S Pen over (Photo) Popup Note opens a window at any time to write a quick note. This can be done even when you are in the middle of a call; Quick Command to launch applications with a flick of the S Pen, and Screen Recorder to record screen activity and screen sharing.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II will go on sale from October at a price not yet confirmed.

Samsung Galaxy S3: Leaked photos in a web site in Vietnam?

Vietnam’s website, Tinthe, have leaked some pictures and a video that would correspond to the Galaxy S3 , the next smartphone from Samsung that will be presented on May 3 in London.

Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, will have a 4.6 inches screen with a resolution of 720 x 1184 with a density of 320 DPI, a  quad coreprocessor Exynos operating at a frequency of 1.4 GHz , 1GB RAM memory, 8 megapixel  camera with a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels, 16GB of internal storage and MicroSD memory card slot and its OS will be Android Ice Cream Sandwich .

According to this website, the battery will be an 2050 mAh and will offer NFC connectivity. The footage is a phone that would not be the final version, incorporating a different housing from the final version, not to show the phone before its official release. We are very close to the unveil of the new commitment of Samsung to the Android world, and certainly the Galaxy S3 and gives plenty to talk about because it appears to be a reference smartphone.

What do you think of course Galaxy S3?.

Source: Engadget