Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, smartphone, Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, smartphone, Galaxy S5

The new flagship smartphone of Samsung the Galaxy S5 has been unveiled at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday, February 24, 2014.

The company give special importance to its built-in heart-rate sensor and improved camera features over its slightly larger size.

The screen size of Samsung Galaxy S5 is 5.1 inches and the camera is 16 megapixel which is a good upgrade from the S4's 13 megapixels. It also has a faster auto focus. You can also focus on a specific subject blurring the foreground or background of an image.

Galaxy S5 will be out in the market worldwide on April 11.

Key Specification of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone:

Display - 5.1 inch screen with 1080p resolution however, they have a new technology that makes the screen brighter than the Galaxy S4.

Fingerprint Scanner - same with iPhone 5S that adds security to the device.

Power - It has a power saver feature that turns off power guzzler apps to preserve power.

The Phone has water and dust proofing. It also has a heart rate monitor.

Samsung Galaxy S5 colors charcoal, blue, gold and white

iPhone 5S


   Galaxy S5            

Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, smartphone, Galaxy S5

Size123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 (mm)142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1 (mm)
Screen4.0-inch LCD5.1-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution1136×640 pixels1080×1920 pixels
OSiOS 7Android 4.4.2 with Samsung UI
SD Card SlotNoYes
Processor64-bit A7 chip2.5GHz Quad core
ConnectivityWi-Fi, 4G LTE, HSPA+Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, HSPA+, NFC
CameraFront 1.2MP, Rear 8MPFront 2.1MP, Rear 16MP
BluetoothYes, version 4.0Yes, version 4.0
Motion ProcessorM7 chipHeart Rate Monitor
Fingerprint sensorYesYes
Water ResistantNoYes, IP67 rated
Battery1570mAh 2800mAh
ChargerLightning connectorUSB 3.0
MarketplaceApple App StoreGoogle Play Store
Ave. Price$200+$N/A
AvailabilityAT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-MobApril on AT&T, Sprint

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Come in Two Models

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The case listing on Amazon for the Samsung Galaxy S5 suggests that it will come in two models a premium version and a standard version. The premium version some say will be called Galaxy S5 Prime.

The unveiling of the new flagship smartphone by Samsung will take place at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday February 24, 2014.

If you check an Amazon listing here, it suggests two versions of the Samsung S5 the Samsung Galaxy S5 (2014) and Galaxy S5 Prime (2014).

There are rumors that the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will come with a higher resolution display, 2560x1440 pixels, compared to a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels in the standard model. The Prime will also have a metallic casing.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera

Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera
Sony's A6000 is a mirrorless camera that is pretty interesting, it has a lot of new features from its previous mirrorless camera lineup. The good news is the resolution and processor has been increased and it has an updated Hybrid AF system. 

The size of the camera is 120 x 66.9 x 45.1mm which is close to pocket size. It weigh 285g. The camera is easy to use, even the menu and function are very user friendly.

Key Features:

  • 24.3 megapixel
  • APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Bionz X image processor
  • dual dial
  • wheel control
  • Hybrid AF system with 25 contrast-detect and 179 phase-detect points
  • Built-in flash + Multi-Interface Shoe
  • maximum burst speed of 11 fps continuous shooting with subject-tracking
  • 3-inch tilting LCD with 921,600 dots
  • OLED EVF (electronic viewfinder) with 1.44M dots resolution
  • Diffraction correction, area-specific noise reduction, and detail reproduction technology
  • Full HD video recording at 1080/60p and 24p; clean HDMI output
  • Wi-Fi with NFC capability
  • Downloadable apps

The camera has an amazing video quality specially with its SteadyShot. A built in flash with AF-beam will really help and give you good results even in low light. The auto focus speed is 0.06 which is really fast.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cheapest Nokia Lumia in Development

Mobile Phones, Nokia, smartphone, Lumia
 Mobile Phones, Nokia, smartphone, Lumia

It was leaked online (Zauba- importation site) that Finnish smartphone manufacturer Nokia has been developing a low end Lumia handset that will be the cheapest. Nokia RM-1013, appears to be a Windows Phone that is shown with a value of INR (Rs.) 6282, which is about $100. That is a very low introductory price for a smartphone gadget and it will be the cheapest Lumia so far.

Since the price is low expect a low end smartphone when it comes to specifications but could come in handy if you want a low cost smartphone.

Nothing was mentioned about the launch date yet.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note III Neo, A low cost phablet

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Samsung have officially launched their low-cost phablet Samsung Galaxy Note III Neo confirming the rumors that have been buzzing for months. The phablet was unveiled last Friday in Poland. The phablet aims at consumers who love large screen and are budget conscious. 

The Samsung Galaxy Note III Neo has a 5.5-inch AMOLED (720 x 1080) display which is .2 inch smaller than their flagship Samsung Galaxy Note III phablet which has 5.7-inches display. The processor is very much decent, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 (3G ver) & dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 (for LTE capable), it has 2GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel rear camera that is equipped with a LED flash. The front camera is 2-megapixels. The device has 16GB of internal storage, and expandable using a MicroSD card.

It will be available in two version: Samsung GALAXY Note 3 Neo 3G SM-N750 which doesn't support 4G/LTE and Samsung GALAXY Note 3 Neo LTE+ SM-N7505.

The smartphone will run on Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean) and will support many of the S-Pen stylus inputs and gesture operation features like the smart scroll and smart pause that track the eyes of the user to scroll up or down or pause a playing video clip.

Samsung will be providing more information on this product particularly on pricing and where will it be available at the Mobile World Congress that will be held at Barcelona on February 24.