Yep, we have a brand spankin’ new flagship to talk about, so that means a spec comparison is in order. The HTC One, which didn’t garner a lot of bragging from HTC on a spec front during its unveiling, really is quit the beast in terms of hardware. On paper, because phones are all so powerful these days, it may not seem like a giant leap forward, but it certainly feels like a solid jump over anything else on the market today.
With its brand new Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, brilliant 1080p display and new camera tech called Ultrapixel, it has at least a handful of components that no other phone currently has.
Below, we have a chart that compares it on paper to the Nexus 4, DROID DNA, and Galaxy Note 2.
And after you check it out, be sure to remember that specs don’t always win battles. HTC knows this and has offered an entire suite of software enhancements that should help it stand out from the crowd this time around. Be sure to read my thoughts on it all. (more…)
The Galaxy Note 2 may be all the rage right now, but the original Note is still out in consumer’s hands around the world. Samsung has started rolling out an update to bring the device up to Android 4.1.2 as long as you have the GT-N7000 (international) model.
While this might not be 4.2.2, the build is now JZO54K and comes with tons of features like Multi-Window and new notifications. All the S-Pen integration is still there and Samsung has ditched the old UI for the more modern Nature UX that you find on the Galaxy S3. Check Samsung KIES if you can’t wait for it to be pulled to your device.
There’s no phone bigger (in size or hype) right now than Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2. While there may have only been 2 color options when this device launched, Samsung has been making up ground on giving us different shades to pick from. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a Note 2 with a pink finish has been added to Samsung’s Taiwanese website.
Unfortunately for us, it would be pretty hard to get this new color in people’s hands by this time next week, but it does seem to be coming down the road. Maybe you should just stick with the chocolate for now and maybe an I.O.U. for this pink phone to come at a later date.
Via: Unwired View
On Friday, I took a look at the new Ultra Thin Air case for the Nexus 4 from Spigen. As I mentioned in that post, these Ultra Thin Air cases have long been some of my favorites because of their minimal approach to what a case should be. With a phone like the Galaxy Note 2, a lack of bulk in a case becomes even more important since the device is already so oversized. With its 5.5″ display, the last thing you want to do to a Note 2 is add on weight and size – the Ultra Thin Air from Spigen does neither. (more…)
After teasing their Super Bowl XLVII commercial earlier in the week, Samsung has gone ahead and posted up the full 2-minute spot ahead of today’s big game. As expected, it features Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen as the “next big thing,” a slogan Samsung has used for some time to describe its Galaxy line.
The spot is decent. It’s two minutes long, features a cameo by LeBron James, includes a couple of chuckle-worthy moments, and is directed by Jon Favreau.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Smart Dock is showing as back in stock over at Samsung’s official store for $99, but you can have it for much less with a coupon code. If you are interested in one, then feel free to try the few different codes below that will get you 50% off and help you walk away with a dock that features two full USB ports, HDMI out, audio out, and a microUSB port on the cheap. (more…)
Amazon appears to have dropped the price of the grey version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from Verizon to $149 for new lines and $189 for upgrades. Still priced at $299 on-contract from Big Red directly, this may be the best deal you will find on the internet.
The white version can be had for $199 for both new lines and upgrades.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our review of the Galaxy Note 2.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note line has become known for having the S-Pen everywhere it goes. Samsung and developers alike have made apps specifically for the S-Pen, but Samsung wants to make the writing experience a little bit better. Today, the popular pen tablet maker, Wacom, has announced that Samsung has laid out $58.9 million for a 5% share in the company.
Wacom owns an enormous 85% of the pen tablet market worldwide, so if anyone knows styli, it’s Wacom. This money will go towards a better relationship between Wacom and Samsung and “product development to be supplied to Samsung Electronics.” Samsung’s S-Pen is already pretty useful, so it looks like they’re going to make it even better with this new deal.