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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5S vs. LG G Pro 2


Samsung new Galaxy S5 has finger print login,heart rate monitor and 16 MP camera with flash.. We compare the new phone with two of its top competitors, LG’s newly announced G Pro 2, and the wildly popular iPhone 5S. Take a look at the specs below and decide for yourself which phone fits your needs.

February 25, 2014 Posted by | My Gadgets, My Intrests | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apple iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S II


Let’s take a look at how the technical specs of the iPhone 4S stack up next to those of our favorite new Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S II

Apple iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S II
iPhone  4S  Galaxy S II
Price (with contract) $199 to $399 $199.99
OS iOS 5 Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) w/ TouchWhiz 4.0
 Processor  Apple A5 (dual-core) Samsung Exynos (dual-core)
 Display  3.5-inch 960×640 IPS 4.3-inch 800×480 SAMOLED+
Dimensions 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 (mm) 129 x 66 x 8.9 (mm)
Weight 140g 117g
Cellular  CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A/GSM/HSPA GSM/HSPA+
Max. speed 14.4Mbps down/5.8Mbps up 21.1Mbps down
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (single-band) 802.11 b/g/n (dual-band)
 Rear camera 8-megapixel AF w/ LED flash 8-megapixel AF w/ LED flash
 Front camera VGA 2-megapixel
 Video capabilities
 1080p at 30fps 1080p at 30fps
Internal storage  16GB/32GB/64GB 16GB
Mini SD No Yes (expands storage up to 48GB)
Max. battery life  8 hrs talk/6 hrs browsing 3G/10 hrs video/40 hrs music 8 hrs talk
 Construction Glass w/ aluminum band Plastic

October 5, 2011 Posted by | My Gadgets | , , | Leave a comment

iPhone 4 vs. Android’s Best: Spec Face-Off


We match Apple’s new iPhone 4 vs. the best Android phones on the market to see which comes out on top when they’re compared spec to spec.

The battle between Apple’s iPhone and Android is beginning to look a lot like the age-old battle between Macs and PCs, except playing out on the mobile market. We compared Apple’s latest phone, the iPhone 4, to some ofAndroid’s top dogs. This is strictly a comparison of specifications, without taking into account more subjective factors like user experience. So let’s get to it: Which phone comes out on top in the hardware war?

Spec comparison

Apple iPhone 4

HTC EVO 4G

Motorola Droid X

Google Nexus One

HTC Droid Incredible

Carrier

AT&T

Sprint

Verizon

T-Mobile

Verizon

Price (with 2 year contract)

16GB $199; 32GB $299

$199.99

$199.99

$179.00

$199.99

Display Size

3.5-inch Retina Display

4.3-inch WVGA OLED

4.3-inch WVGA

3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED

3.7-inch WVGA OLED

Display Resolution

640 x 960

480×800

480 x 854

480 x 800

480 x 800

Processor

Apple A4, 1GHz

Qualcomm QSD8650, 1 GHz

Texas Instruments ARM, 1 GHz

Qualcomm QSD8250, 1 GHz

Qualcomm QSD8650, 1 GHz

Camera

5 megapixels

8 megapixels

8 megapixels

5 megapixels

8 megapixels

Included Storage

16 or 32 GB

8 GB

24 GB (8 GB internal, 16 GB microSD)

4 GB

8 GB

Expandable (Max) Storage

None

32 GB microSD

40 GB (8 GB internal, up to 32 GB microSD)

32 GB microSD

16 GB microSD

Battery (Talk Time)

420 minutes

360 minutes

480 minutes

420 minutes

312 minutes

Battery (Standby)

300 hours

Unknown

220 hours

250 hours

146 hours

Weight

137 grams

170 grams

155 grams

130 grams

130 grams

Height

115.2 mm

121.9 mm

127.5 mm

119 mm

117.6 mm

Width

58.6 mm

66 mm

65.5 mm

59.8 mm

58.4 mm

Depth

9.3 mm

12.7 mm

9.9 mm

11.5 mm

11.9 mm

July 2, 2010 Posted by | My Gadgets | , , , , , | 1 Comment

iPhone 4


EVOLUTION: Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the new iPhone 4 at the Apple World wide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday. Photo: AP

Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the new iPhone 4 at the Apple World wide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday.

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs unveiled the latest version of the company’s vaunted iPhone on Monday, hoping to beat back growing competition from phones running Google’s Android operating system.

Mr. Jobs described the phone as, “beyond a doubt, the most precise thing and one of the most beautiful things we’ve ever made” before highlighting a number of its new features.The latest iPhone 4.

Faster than the previous model

Mr. Jobs said the new phone is thinner and faster that the previous iPhone. Boasting a smaller, more efficient chip, the A4, it also has better battery life, allowing seven hours of talking, 10 hours of web browsing and 300 hours of standby.

The iPhone 4 boasts cameras on both the front and the back of its glass and stainless steel body to facilitate picture taking and video chat. Mr. Jobs said a new feature called FaceTime allows video chat over wifi with no setup required. The main 5 megapixel camera also records high-definition video.

The display of the iPhone 4 is also upgraded, featuring four times as many pixels as its predecessor.

The phone will be released in the U.S. on June 24 and will cost 199 dollars for a 16 GB model and 299 dollars for a 32 GB model. It will come in both white and black cases.

In a move aimed at undercutting Google’s dominance in search, Apple has added a search option from Microsoft’s Bing search engine.

“Microsoft has done a real nice job on this,” Mr. Jobs said.

The iPhone accounts for over 40 per cent of Apple’s revenue and the company has sold more than 50 million units since launching the device in 2007. The previous version, the iPhone 3GS went on sale in June 2009.

June 9, 2010 Posted by | My Gadgets | , | Leave a comment

Apple sells 2 million iPads in two months


Apple store employees wait to help customers with iPad purchases, after its launch in Vancouver on May 28.

Technology giant Apple Inc has said it sold two million iPads since its launch two months ago on high demand for the tablet PC.

The iPad sales had crossed one million mark in just 28 days after it was launched on April 3 in the US.

“Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs adding, “We appreciate their patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”

iPad costs $ 499, excluding other charges, in the U.S.

The multimedia touchscreen device can be used to browse the web, read and send e-mail, share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read e-books among others.

Last week, Apple began selling iPads in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the U.K. Apple said the device would be available in nine more countries in July and additional countries later this year.

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June 2, 2010 Posted by | My Gadgets | , , | Leave a comment

Japanese Working on a Disk 1000 Times Larger Than Blu-Ray


Japanese researchers are developing a disc that could hold over 25,000GB of data per disk thanks to a new technique for storage.

Researchers in Japan have found a new material for optical storage that is easy to manufacture, safe to use, and it could increase disk capacity by over 1,000 times over single-layer Blu-ray discs.

To put it in perspective, a standard blank DVD can hold 4.7GB, while a dual-layer disk that most Hollywood movies use can hold twice that. An average Blu-ray single-layer disc can hold 25GB, while dual-layer discs can store 50GB. The Blu-ray Disk Association recently announced that there would be a new series of Blu-rays discs coming that could store up to 128GB of data per disc, something that has been hailed as a breakthrough in data storage. These new disk would be able to contain 25,000GB of data, or 25TB per disk.

A new synthetic material would coat the discs in a metal film. In darkness, the metal remains black and can conduct electricity. When struck by light, the material transforms into a brown semi-conductor. The light itself would act as an on-off switch.

The material is a new crystalline form of titanium oxide that Shin-ichi Ohkoshi, the lead researcher, described in an interview as a being “promising as a material for a next-generation optical storage device.”

Different colors reflect light differently, and each difference can be used to store new sets of information.  The researchers have created the material in particles that are between 5 and 20 nanometers, or a five-billionth to 20-billionth of a meter in diameter.  Using the smallest particle, the disks could hold over 1,000 times as much as a Blu-ray disc by reflecting light in different ways.

Assuming that the proper reading and writing equipment is also developed, the new synthetic metal could be a giant leap in optical storage. Surprisingly for such a leap in technology, neither cost nor availability would be an issue.

“You don’t have to worry about procuring rare metals. Titanium oxide is cheap and safe, already being used in many products ranging from face powder to white paint,” Ohkoshi said.

No word on when these new discs might reach the public, but Ohkoshi says that they will soon begin talking to private-sector companies about commercializing the technology.

May 25, 2010 Posted by | My Gadgets | , | Leave a comment

Android Crushing Windows Mobile Globally, Apple Could be Next


Android phones are now outpacing Windows Mobile globally and is quickly gaining on the popular Apple iPhone.

The smartphone world is changing and it’s changing fast. Companies that were big performers for years are now seeing their profits and market share slide precipitously. Among the companies are Microsoft and Palm.

Palm was recently purchased by HP and Microsoft is seeing the market share of its Windows Mobile offerings plummet as phone makers migrate to open platforms like Android. Android devices are burning up the global market and in the U.S., Android has now outpaced the iPhone in market share for Q1 2010.

The global market for smartphones is very similar reports Reuters. Android was the fourth most popular operating system sold globally in Q1 2010 according to Gartner. That puts Android’s global reach ahead of Microsoft’s mobile OS and Android is gaining on the iPhone quickly on the global market.

As the Android OS grows in popularity, more and more developers are working on apps for the OS. Chris Moore from Redpoint Ventures said, “I am quite impressed by the traction the Android ecosystem is getting.” He goes on to say, “I want to say that on the current trajectory, they (Android) will pass the iPhone platform, or at least reach parity by the end of this year or middle of next year.”

The most pressure is definitely being put on Microsoft in the global smartphone market. The company is the only one who charges handset makers a licensing fee for its smartphone OS. More and more companies that traditionally built Windows Mobile devices are looking to Android as a free and more popular alternative.

In addition to looking at the reach of smartphone OS’ globally, Gartner also looked at the most popular device makers around the globe. Nokia still holds the top spot with 35% of the global handset market. Samsung is next with 20.6%, LG has 8.6%, RIM has 3.4%, and Apple takes seventh place on the list with 2.7% of the market. The top smartphone OS in the world is Symbian with 44.3% of the market, Blackberry OS is next with 19.4% of the market, iPhone has 15.4% of the market, with Android at 9.6% of the market. Windows Mobile has 6.8% of the smartphone OS market.

“In the first quarter of 2010, smartphone sales to end users saw their strongest year-on-year increase since 2006,” said Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner. “This quarter saw RIM, a pure smartphone player, make its debut in the top five mobile devices manufacturers, and saw Apple increase its market share by 1.2 percentage points. Android’s momentum continued into the first quarter of 2010, particularly in North America, where sales of Android-based phones increased 707 per cent year-on-year.”

Milanesi went on to say, “Growth [for Apple] came partly from new communication service providers in established markets, such as the UK, and stronger sales in new markets such as China and South Korea. The second quarter of 2010 will be a very important one for Apple. We expect that Apple will present its new iPhone in June during its Worldwide Developer Conference, which will be the first to feature the latest release of the iPhone OS that includes welcome improvements for developers and users, such as multitasking.”

May 20, 2010 Posted by | My Gadgets | , , | Leave a comment

HTC HD2 vs. Apple iPhone 3GS


Does the finest Windows Mobile phone ever built outperform the iPhone 3GS? We compare the HTC HD2 vs the Apple iPhone 3GS to find out.

Back in 1981, before computers took over the world of financial number crunching, Hewlett-Packard built the 12c calculator. Even today, it’s considered one of the finest financial calculators ever built – the apex of a dying breed. In 2020, we’ll probably look at the HTC HD2 in much the same way. Windows-Mobile-based smartphones may be headed for the dumpster, but the HD2 is destined to be remembered as one of the finest ever built – and if you want to live out two more years with it, it might be the best way to do it. Here’s how the HD2 stacks up – in tech specs alone – next to its principle rival, Apple’s iPhone 3GS.

Display

Winner: HTC HD2

Both the HD2 and the iPhone 3GS both use LCD screens, rather than the increasingly popular OLED tech. But side-by-side, they’re like comparing apples, and… well, grapefruits. From a size perspective, anyway. The HD2 uses a whopping 4.3-inch display, while the iPhone has a 3.5 incher, and the resolution to match: Only 480 x 320, compared to 800 x 480 on the HD2. That makes this a no-contest win for the HD2.

Portability

Winner: iPhone 3GS

A wise man once said, “With great screen size comes great bulkiness.” Or something along those lines. In any case, the HTC HD2 is both heavier and significantly larger than the iPhone thanks to the oversized mini TV on the front, making it a pocket anchor in the truest sense of the word. At 4.8 inches tall and 2.6 inches wide, the HD2 could completely cover the 4.5-by-2.4-inch iPhone on a table, and tip scales its way, too, at 5.5 ounces to the iPhone’s 4.8. We will concede, though, that it’s technically thinner at just 0.43 inches deep, compared to the 0.48-inch iPhone.

Processor

Winner: HTC HD2

The 833MHz ARM Cortex A8 chip in the iPhone is no slouch. But the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon in the HD2 has it beat, especially considering the iPhone chip is underclocked to 600MHz right out of the box. It’s worth noting, of course, that the iPhone also features a PowerVR SGX dedicated graphics processor, which makes up some of the difference when it comes to 3D rendering – like in games.

Keyboard

Winner: HTC HD2

Apple’s iPhone once ruled the roost with one of the first touch keyboards to make typing on glass acceptable, but in the years since its introduction, many competitors have successfully copied the formula. Including HTC. The HD2 ditches Microsoft’s archaic keyboard intended for styli and instead embraces a revamped version with the Sense user interface. Besides addressing the fat-finger issue with a bigger screen and therefore bigger virtual keys, it includes Swype, which allows users to string together words by dragging across the letters, rather than tapping on them. Not everyone will embrace it, but the option alone – alone with greater size – elevates it to something more than Apple offers.

Storage

Winner: iPhone 3GS

Both the iPhone 3GS and HTC HD2 offer 16GB of storage for $200 with contract, but Apple builds it into the phone, and the HD2 carries it on a microSD card. Either phone can handle 32GB maximum, but they each come with their own caveats: The HD2 can be upgraded to a 32GB microSD card, but right now they run $200, putting your total expense at $400. Apple offers a 32GB iPhone for $300, making it a comparative bargain, but because it’s internal, you’ll have to decide at the time of purchase how much storage you want your phone to have. We love removable storage, but side with Apple on this for the value part of the equation. Until 32GB cards come down in cost, anyone who wants the maximum phone capacity gets a better deal with the iPhone 32GB.

Camera

Winner: HTC HD2

Neither camera will really best even a basic point-and-shoot camera here due to pint-sized optics, but the HD2 manages a closer approximation in part because it offers an LED flash to help brighten up night shots. Its sensor also offers 5-megapixel resolution to the 3.0-megapixel shooter on the iPhone 3GS, and side-by-side tests seem to indicate the same.

Software

Winner: iPhone 3GS

As we noted at the beginning of this comparison, Windows Mobile 6.5 is on its last legs. It has looked dated for years, and the iPhone OS puts it to shame in all categories except multitasking. The number of Windows Mobile apps available also pales in comparison to iPhone apps, and when Windows Phone 7 Series arrives this fall, we expect the last remaining Windows Mobile developers to jump onto that platform. Fare thee well, Windows Mobile.

Battery Life

Winner: HTC HD2

The battery life on the iPhone 3GS has never been particularly impressive, so it should come as little surprise that the HD2 will outrun it on both talk and standby time. According to HTC, the HD2 should deliver 6.3 hours of talk time and 490 hours of standby, while Apple only claims 5 hours of talk and 300 hours of standby for the iPhone 3GS.

Overall Winner: HTC HD2

The HTC HD2 outspecs Apple’s iPhone 3GS in nearly every vital category, making it a winner on technicalities, but we’re still hesitant to declare it the best buy. With an aging, soon-to-be-replaced operating system, it’s tough to recommend the HD2 on the merits of hardware alone. The HD2 proves to be the cream of the crop for Windows Mobile devices, but those aspirations of apps, slick sliding menus and full-featured Web browsers should look elsewhere, like at the still-competent iPhone 3GS, HTC Incredible, or Palm Pre.

May 14, 2010 Posted by | My Gadgets | , , | Leave a comment

Panasonic Announces 3D TV Pricing


Panasonic’s line of 3D TVs now have prices. The sets are due out in May are predicted to cost between $2,599 and $4,299.

Ever since the movie Avatar went from being merely successful to being wildly successful, manufacturers that have long since had 3D technology at their disposal, have been pushing the introduction of 3D TVs with vigor. And the public seems ready and willing to give it a try. Recently, we have seen new models, new technologies and even heard promises of 3D channels being offered with digital cable packages. The technology is ready, and it is prepared to blow you away. For a price.

Panasonic has released the first batch of prices for its line of Viera 3D TVs due out this summer:

The 50-inch model will cost $2,599.95, 54-inches will run you $2,999.95, a 58-inch set is listed at $3,399.95, and the 65-inch set will cost $4299.95. The 50 and 54-inch models will ship in May, while the 58 and 65-inch are due in June.

All units will also feature top of the line 1080p HD. Each unit will ship with one set of the “3D active shutter eyewear”, but additional sets will run $149.95 each.

April 27, 2010 Posted by | My Gadgets | , , | Leave a comment

Apple’s iPhone 4G: What We Know about the “iPhone HD”


Wondering what’s in store for Apple’s next-generation iPhone, the 4G? We round up all the latest rumors and speculation on the alleged “iPhone HD.”

Steve Jobs just can’t seem to catch a day of rest. With the allegedly world-changing Apple iPad now less than a week out from launch, Apple astrologers with eyes gazing skyward have allegedly caught focus of Apple’s next world-changing product launch: The iPhone 4G. Though still hazy, details that make a startling amount of sense have started to pile up. Have these Internet street preachers really foretold the fourth coming of the Jesus Phone?

We’ll likely find out in sixth months. But in the meantime, here’s the word on the street.

All hail the “iPhone HD”

Engadget apparently has it on good authority that the device we have so longed referred to as the “iPhone 4G” will actually be the “iPhone HD.” As far as naming conventions go, this would actually make a lot of sense and eliminate confusion.

Why? Although “iPhone 4G” would suggest that it’s the fourth generation of the phone, some could also take it to mean it supports 4G wireless Internet, which may or may not be the case. Apple used “iPhone 3G” for its second-generation product, so clearly the convention has more to do with Internet access than generations.

Even if it does support 4G, dropping the sequential numbers in and starting fresh with “iPhone HD” could also help Apple shake the perception that each new iPhone is merely a refresh of the last. And if rumors hold true, it will be far from that.

Speedy A4 processor

The Wall Street Journal hinted at the new iPhone’s “faster processor” in the article that got the ball rolling, but Daring Fireballs’ John Gruber later dropped more details inhis own snide commentary. According to Gruber, the chip powering the iPhone HD will share its bloodline with the A4 system-on-a-chip that powers the iPad.

Considering Apple developed this chip itself (basing it heavily on ARM’s Cortex A9 design), we wouldn’t be surprised to see the fruits of its labor appear in more than one mobile device. The 1GHz processor and onboard graphics should offer a considerable boost in horsepower from the 600MHz Cortex A8 processor currently driving the iPhone 3G S.

960 x 640 Display

Handsets like the Motorola Droid and HTC HD2 have dwarfed the iPhone’s 320-by-480-pixel screen for months now, so Apple will clearly need to take a step forward with the next iteration. John Gruber claims it will take one big step on each axis, essentially quadrupling the number of pixels to 960-by-640.

More pixels always make an intuitive leap for a next-gen phone, but the specific 2x factor here could be strategic as well. By keeping the same proportions as past iPhones, Apple eases compatibility issues between generations: Just turn one pixel on any current iPhone app into four pixels and you have a version that should look identical, without any crazy scaling.

Multi-tasking

You read right, the next-generation iPhone should correct the number one criticism about the phone that even the iPad has not. It will run more than one app at the same time.

This one’s a simple matter of connecting the dots: Apple traditionally ties every iPhone OS update to the launch of a new device, so a fourth-generation iPhone is almost synonymous with iPhone OS 4.0.AppleInsider reports that “people with a proven track record in predicting Apple’s technological advances” have confirmed that iPhone OS 4.0 will support multi-tasking, and Mr. Gruber concurs.

Available on Verizon, Maybe

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is working on a CDMA version of the iPhone that should go into production this September. Unfortunately, we still have no idea whether this and the “upgraded iPhone” are the same device. It could be that Apple will announce the slick new iPhone HD for AT&T this summer, then drop a CDMA iPhone 3G S on Verizon this fall. Because Verizon plans to roll out the first pieces of its 4G LTE network by the end of 2010 and AT&T has been lollygagging behind on 4G, the tables could also turn the other way. Apple could release a mild refresh of the iPhone for AT&T this summer, and offer Verizon a supped-up new 4G version later on.

Front-facing camera

Great, another camera. This little tidbit from John Gruber may sound fairly pedestrian, but it’s really implying a much bigger feature: video conferencing. A front-facing camera will allow you to view the screen at the same time you shoot yourself with it, not only opening boundless opportunities for MySpace photos, but for Skype-style video conferencing on the go.

If you want to take the next logical implied step in sleuthing, a front-facing camera is also a checkmark in support of 4G, since the intense bandwidth used by two-way video communication probably wouldn’t fly too well over typical 3G connections.

Announcement coming June 22, Launch this Summer

When will we actually hear the real deal on this thing? Tuesday, June 22, if any anonymous Engadget tipster can be believed.

Students of history won’t find much to balk about with the general timeframe here. Apple has announced a new iPhone every summer since the first generation back in 2007, and we have no reason to suspect it has gone and changed its act for 2010. However, both the iPhone 3G and 3G S were announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, which sources suggest Apple has booked for June 28 through July 2 this year.

April 27, 2010 Posted by | My Gadgets | , , , | Leave a comment

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