It only makes sense that the talk of the last few weeks has been focused on Samsung and HTC’s announcements at MWC. After all, they did give us the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and One M9, all of which should be incredible devices when they hit retail outlets. But let’s not forget that LG is giving us a new phone next week that was originally introduced at CES back in January. Yes, the LG G Flex 2 is still coming, if anyone is still interested. We picked one up, partly because we want to get our review out there for those interested in buying it, but also because we need something to pass the time while we wait for Samsung and HTC’s goodies to arrive. It has been too long since we had a new phone in house. (more…)
If Samsung’s new hands-on tour of the camera in their new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is to be believed, then they managed to greatly improve the camera experiences in the new their new phones over those found in the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 cameras, which is saying something. Both of the cameras from last year’s flagships were industry leaders, for the most part. (more…)
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge won’t be available until some time in April, but thanks to an early unboxing through the company’s own YouTube channel, we get a look at the official, minimal packaging. Yes, that means the faux wood boxes are gone!
After the unboxing, we get another tour of each device’s standout features, plenty of looks at that beautiful glass-to-metal blended body, and the deep, color-changing tricks that the Gorilla Glass 4-covered backs play on your eyes. Samsung also talks about these phones not being able to bend, the new louder-than-ever speaker, and the brightness range on that QHD AMOLED display. (more…)
I can’t count the number of times over the last few weeks that random emails popped into our inbox telling us that our new commercials, especially the one with the animals, are amazing. After the Super Bowl, we heard a dozen times, “This should have been played during the game! It would have been the best commercial!” Of course, these Android “be together. not the same.” commercials are not ours, they are Google’s. But one thing is clear – people absolutely love ‘em.
In the most recent two, Google goes in two directions – one to show different people, young and old, coming together to enjoy life. The other, well, it’s all about that Androidify selfie dunk. Come on, tell me you haven’t wanted to selfie dunk? (more…)
I think it’s safe to say that HTC didn’t have quite as good of a day yesterday as Samsung, but that doesn’t mean their new products aren’t worth familiarizing yourself with. After all, some of you probably won’t ever buy a Samsung device and instead prefer HTC’s metal and the silhouette of the One (M8), which is what the new One M9 looks like. Or maybe you are fascinated by their partnership with Under Armour or late entry into the VR world.
Whatever it is, you have a chance to relive the moments as they unfolded yesterday in Barcelona. The whole event was around 50 minutes, though, it felt much shorter and to-the-point than that. There isn’t a 60-second version, so you’ll need to either take an hour or do your best to jump to the good parts if you want to get through it in a hurry. (more…)
Yesterday, was a bit wild. Yesterday, was also a Sunday, so there is a good chance that you missed a bunch of it. If so, don’t worry! Both Samsung and HTC have hosted their MWC press events for replaying. We’ll start first with Samsung’s, because it was pretty impressive. From the Galaxy S6 to the S6 Edge, both of which have been completely redesigned from the ground up, we got the feeling after they exited the stage that Samsung was officially back in the driver’s seat. (more…)
Now that HTC is off stage at Mobile World Congress (MWC), it’s time for Samsung to dominate the rest of your life. OK, that’s a bit excessive, but with the soon-to-be-announced Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, expect Samsung to try and return to its pre-2014 form. All signs currently point to these two phones being Samsung’s best in years. They are completely re-done from the ground up, with more glass, more metal, and less gimmicks. At least, that’s what we are crossing fingers for.
Below, you will find a live stream of Samsung’s Unpacked 2015 event. The show kicks off at 9:30AM Pacific (12:30PM Eastern). You will also find a live blog featuring a live chat with the DL staff.
This should be good. Like, this should be really good. (more…)