Category: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Launches for £900 but can it compete with OnePlus and other low cost options?

With Samsung dominating the Android market so much it may come as no surprise that their new flagship phone starts at £899 and rises to £1099 but it this phone really worth £400 more than the OnePlus 6 when the main difference is a built-in stylus? Specification The Note 9 will be sold in two configurations: there’s a 128GB / 6GB RAM model for £899and a top-tier 512GB / 8GB RAM version for £1099. The insides are largely identical to the excellent Galaxy S9 and most other flagships, you get a Octa Exynos 9810 SoC in the UK or a Qualcomm...

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Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Asus ZenFone 5Z

We saw 3 phones officially launched at MWC that are powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system on chip. This chip is the latest high-end SoC from Qualcomm and will be the chip powering most of this year’s flagships. With the Snapdragon handling the vast majority of the functions, it is interesting to see what aspects of the chip manufacturers focus on, which they omit, and how the phones are priced. During my Snapdragon roundtable, it was highlighted how the current 3 announcements all appear to focus on a specific feature to promote their phone, and how it...

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Hands On & Camera Specification : MWC 2018

It would appear leaking of product information is an excellent marketing tool for the social media and news sites are posting about the latest Samsung Galaxy S9 daily. Less then a week out from the official announcement at MWC 2018, there has been a Reddit user that has posted a hands-on review of a pre-production model, and today we have more information on the camera. A couple of days ago a user posted an AMA on Reddit saying he had a 20 min hands-on with the device. The user has since deleted his account but the Internet never forgets,...

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 vs Exynos 9810 vs HiSilicon Kirin 970

Mobile World Congress 2018 is just a week away, and we will undoubtedly see multiple phones announced with the next generation of system on chips (SoC). The Snapdragon 845 is likely to be used in the next flagship phone which is due to be announced at the Nokia event on the 29th. Historically Samsung has used 2 different SoCs on their flagship Galaxy device; if they follow a similar pattern as the S8, it is likely it will use their own Exynos 9810 in the US and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 for the rest of the world on the...

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Samsung Galaxy S9 could keep 3.5mm & come with new DeX Pad launch

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ could stick to a 3.5mm headset jack, a move that might seem surprising given rivals such as Apple and Google have opted to remove the headset jack on their flagship smartphones. The details come from a leak showing the new DeX Pad that is likely to launch with the Galaxy S9. The Dex dock which launched with the Note8 and S8 allows you to run Android in a desktop environment. It supports USB, HDMI and Ethernet connections, and acts as a charging station to make sure your phone can keep going as long as...

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Samsung Galaxy S9 to launch on February & specification Mobile Work Congress

We have been bombarded with product news this week thanks to CES, but it is only one month away from another major international tech event, the Mobile Work Congress (MWC). Like CES but for Mobiles this event will see the launch of dozens on new and innovative products. The most significant release undoubtedly is going to be the Samsung Galaxy S9, which has now been confirmed to occur during MWC. It is expected the Samsung Galaxy S9 will follow suit from its previous iteration and come in two variants, the standard Galaxy S9 and the larger S9+ Rumours about...

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Watch the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 Live Stream Here with Galaxy S6 Launch

The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event is just over 3 hours away with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and possibly the Galaxy S6 Edge due. Based on leaks it appears Samsung are deviating from the Galaxy styles of previous devices with an all metal, glass back design which will like mean no removable battery, microSD slot or water proofing.  This is already causing quite a bit of a stir among Samsung fans on Reddit, but I guess a sleeker design will have more mass appeal. Either way we will find out what all the fuss is about at...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 announced

Samsung has announced its latest flagship Android phone the Samsung Galaxy S5 which has had a pretty basic spec jump and only a couple of stand out features. Rumours speculated that it would have a 4k screen and octocore CPU however the new SGS5 has only had basic spec bump to include 5.1in Full HD AMOLED display, a 2.5GHz Quad Core processor, a 16MP rear camera (2MP front), 2GB of RAM, up to 32GB of internal memory and a microSD card supporting up to 128GB of extra storage. This has caused some criticism from fans saying that this is...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs Leaked

We are getting close to the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 so it is no surprise that specification leaks are starting to happen. With this being Samsungs flagship phone it comes as no surprise that the specification is pretty ludicrous. First up is the rumour that it will come in 2 versions, a metal version and a plastic version, which is not doubt will cause more issues with Apple. The premium metal version is rumoured to cost a whopping 800 Euros while the plastic one will be 650 Euros. Apparently the only real difference is that the...

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Samsung Galaxy Note III and HTC One Max to be launched at the IFA in Berlin on September 4th

Samsung has sent out its IFA invitations, and they all but confirm that the Galaxy Note 3 will appear at this year's German technology show. Samsung's IFA invitation pictured arrived in our inbox on Monday afternoon, telling us to “Note the date” of Samsung's 4 September press conference alongside a trio of Samsung Unpacked images. This is our biggest clue yet that Samsung will announce its next generation Galaxy Note smartphone, the Galaxy Note 3 at the Berlin technology show, just as speculation had suggested. There have been plenty of rumours about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. If the...

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Couple of Budget Phones for you

Ok their not smartphones by any means but Samsung and Nokia have two new budget phones for the pay as you go market, the cheapskates and the technophobes. Smartphones they are not but they certainly do the job of ringing people and texting with the added bonus of some basic features. Firstly we have the Samsung Corby II. 3.14” Touchscreen EDGE connectivity microSD up to 16GB Bluetooth 3.0 WiFi Samsung TouchWiz UI Social Networking Functions As you can see it is pretty basic but obviously the price will reflect it’s lack of “smartness”. Available first in Germany of all places first we should see it appear on our shores soon afterwards although we don’t have a retail price for it just yet. Secondly there’s the Nokia X1-00. Nokia are really good at making the ultra-budget phones and have made some in the past cheaper than anyone else but still with that Nokia build quality you expect from the Finnish mobile makers. This is even more basic than the previous phone however. It doesn’t even have a touchscreen It does have its own stand out features though although i think the market they’re aiming for are the annoying kind that make public transport unbearable Colour screen Series 30 software microSD support to 16GB Speaker on the reverse (increased frequency range so the sound quality is better than your average phone...

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