Long before devices ever fully materialize in public form, case makers get detailed dimensions and “schematics” of them to help build accessories that are available just as the phones they are made for, launch. We see this made public all the time thanks to companies who post teaser imagery of their upcoming cases, even though the phones they were built for haven’t been announced. The media gets all giggly and hypebeasty about it, claiming “Leak! Leak! Leak!” yet they often times only represent a shape of what the phone could be and rarely show a leak of the actual phone.
This device features identical specs to the Galaxy Note 5, with its 5.7″ QHD Super AMOLED display, Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor, 32GB and 64GB of internal storage, 4GB of RAM, 16MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, 3,000mAh non-removable battery, with TouchWiz running atop Android 5.1.1. (more…)
We are live from Samsung’s Unpacked 2015 event, and we just got done playing with the new Galaxy Note 5. The device is set to launch in the US next month, with pre-orders beginning this week for those interested.
For specs, the Galaxy Note 5 features a 5.7″ QHD Super AMOLED display (518ppi), Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 16MP rear-facing camera with OIS, 5MP front-facing camera, 3,000mAh non-removable battery, 32GB and 64GB storage options (no microSD), microUSB port, and “fast wireless charging,” with Android 5.1.1 running underneath TouchWiz UI. (more…)
Our hands-on coverage of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ will be here shortly, but until then, feel free to watch Samsung’s recently uploaded official introduction videos for each device. These clips walk you through the differences between each and their predecessors, what their stand-out features are, and what makes each design unique.
Then, it’s time to weigh in. What are your thoughts so far on each phone? (more…)
We’re getting closer to Nexus season, which means purported leaks of upcoming devices are going to surface more often. Take today for example, where we have a new video of a device that the internet wants you to believe is the upcoming Huawei Nexus, aka “angler.” Is it? I don’t think anyone actually knows outside of Huawei and Google, but there are some things worth discussing here. (more…)
What happens when you load up a fake iPhone with Android, tell people that it’s running iOS 9, and ask for their reactions? You get the best of Apple fankids talking about how everything is awesome because Apple made it. It’s the best kind of comedy for smartphone nerds, just like when Jimmy Kimmel has people react to the “new” iPhone that is really just last year’s iPhone. People say ridiculous things because in their minds, Apple can do no wrong and always does everything right. (more…)
We may not have taken home a new Moto X Pure Edition after today’s Motorola product launch event, but they didn’t let us walk out the door empty handed either. Motorola tossed us a brand new Moto G (3rd gen) to start testing as we await the arrival of their 2015 flagship.
With this new Moto G, we get upgrades in all the right places (battery, 4G LTE, storage and RAM, cameras, processor, and waterproofing), but with a price that has mostly stayed the same. The phone starts at $179 and goes up to $219, depending on your storage choice. Speaking of choice, Moto Maker is now a part of the Moto G package as well! You can customize all sorts of items, too, like the back and accent colors, storage/RAM, and more. (more…)
Next to one another, these phones look almost identical outside of their size. That’s the first thing that stands out – how big the new Moto X is. I wouldn’t call it the most awkward-to-use phone by any means, but it’s definitely up there in the size department. Other than that, you get nice upgrades from one year to the next like you would expect, which means a QHD display, 3GB RAM, 21MP camera, new Snapdragon 808 processor, and microSD support. (more…)