Samsung Galaxy S4
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 flagship 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.
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.
Benchmarking has been apart of testing computer hardware for decades, but we all know that it can sometimes not be the very best way of determining which devices are more powerful or usable than others. Today, that truth has been even further proven with AnandTech reporting that Samsung’s Galaxy S4 may not be the most honest of smartphones when being put through various Android benchmarking apps.
Now that Samsung has launched its new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S4, Apple not surprisingly wants to also add it to the second patent case against the Korean company, reports FOSS Patents.
The report notes that Apple has submitted a statement in response to Judge Koh’s April 24th order to limit the patent claims to five per side and the infringing products to ten per side. The filing reveals that it wants to include Galaxy S4 to the list of infringing products.