Video Comparison: Galaxy Note 5 vs. Galaxy Note 4

With our Samsung Galaxy Note 5 unboxing out of the way, we’re moving onto a Galaxy Note 5 vs. Galaxy Note 4 comparison, since I’m sure many Note 4 owners are contemplating an upgrade to the new beast. While the Note 5 has some significant changes from the Note 4 (both good and bad), I would argue that the overall package is quite impressive compared to any phone. (more…)

Galaxy Note 5 Unboxing and First Impressions!

Samsung has done the Galaxy Note 5 launch right. Instead of announcing the phone and then making us wait a month or more before we could buy it, they announced it and then made it almost immediately available for pre-order with an in-store arrival date of just a week later. For many, pre-orders have already arrived on doorsteps. This is how all phone launches should be done, if you ask us.

Now that we are back from Samsung’s NYC event and have one in house, it’s time to get to reviewing it. First, we thought we would do a quick Galaxy Note 5 unboxing to get the juices flowing. This way, you all get to see the beginning of our journey with this phone as a daily deivce, another tour of it in an environment not filled with a few hundred other journalists, and if our impressions have changed within the last few days.

So, this is our unboxing and first impressions of the Galaxy Note5!  (more…)

Official Android Marshmallow Statue Reveal

We know that you have been keeping up with all of today’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow talk, including our ongoing list of “What’s new,” the new boot animation, behind the scenes video of the name unveiling, download links for the latest preview, and the new wallpapers, but there was still one item we have all been waiting for – the official statue reveal video.

That video is now live. It features a bunch of Googlers waiting around for the statue’s sheet to be pulled, so that they can all snap pictures and snack on whatever the treat is underneath. Even with their factory screen protectors on, Googlers always seem to enjoy the occasion.

Mmmm, marshmallows.  (more…)

This Could be What the LG Nexus 5 (2015) Will Look Like

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.

And that brings us to today’s topic, the LG Nexus 5 (2015)(more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Tour

Announced this morning alongside the Galaxy Note 5, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S6 edge+, another device for those who enjoy larger displays.

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…)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Tour!

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…)

Video: Official Introduction Videos for the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+

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.

Once you finish these, feel free to check out the list of carriers selling the device next week (with pricing too) and also the specs for each phone (Note 5 specs, S6 Edge+ specs).

Then, it’s time to weigh in. What are your thoughts so far on each phone?  (more…)