I didn’t get the utility of a device with a curved display. Many of you also wondered the same thing when we reported over the weekend that Apple was working on 4.7-inch and 5.5-inchÂ iPhones with curved displays.Â
Consumers Reports gives iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c high scores, but says 4-inch display and battery life no match to Android smartphones
Consumer Reports, the go-to magazine for unbiased reviews of consumer products and services has reviewed Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
The new iPhones have earned high scores in Consumer Reports’ ratings, however they have pointed out iPhone’s battery life and 4-inch display was no match for the latest Droid smartphones from Motorola and other Android based flagshipÂ smartphones from Samsung, LG and HTC.
Apple gets a lot criticism for not releasing an iPhone with a bigger display like Samsung, HTC and other Android manufacturers. One of the main reasons for this was that increasing the screen any further would make it uncomfortable to use the iPhone with one hand.
Several months ago, it was discovered that Samsung’s Exynos powered Galaxy S4 could detect what applications were being run on the device, and that when a handful of benchmark programs were detected, the phone programmed itself to run at full tilt as to achieve an inflated score. The whole internet, myself included, beat up the company for pulling such tomfoolery, and I’m sad to report that this behavior has continued with the newly launched Galaxy Note 3.
For as long as anyone can remember, Samsung’s highest end phones have used AMOLED technology. What is AMOLED? It’s complicated to explain in one paragraph, but the best way to wrap your head around it is that each individual pixel in an AMOLED panel can light itself up. This contrasts to LCD, where a backlight is required for the entire display. So which is the better technology?
When Samsung announced the gold Galaxy S4 mere weeks after Apple announced the gold iPhone 5s, the internet exploded. See, Samsung copies! See, Samsung has no creativity! See, Samsung is a poo poo head! Well, the South Korean handset maker has just penned a piece on their corporate blog detailing their history in golden mobile phone technology.
Photos of Apple’s gold iPhone were leaking across the internets long before Apple officially announced the thing on September 10th, but it was still kind of a shock to see on stage for those of us who never expected the company to go in that direction. Today, just 15 days later, Samsung took to Twitter to announce not just one, but two gold versions of the Galaxy S4. Both have a gold rim around the perimeter device, replacing the silver accent of the original. One version has a pink face, the other brown.
I watched Samsung’s Unpacked event with interest to find out what the Korean company had planned for its Galaxy Gear smart watch. Apple’s rumored iWatch isn’t even a “thing” yet, so I wanted to see how Apple’s strongest competitor was approaching this emerging market of wearable technology. After watching Samsung’s presentation, I am happy to report that Apple has nothing to worry about when it comes to the Gear. Read on to find out why.
Apple is rumored to be working on its own version of the smart watch, so naturally we watched Samsung’s Unpacked event with interest to find out what the Korean company had up its sleeve. Even before we could get settled in, Samsung President and CEO JK Shin was parading around the stage with the Galaxy Gear front and center on his wrist.