Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime (SM-G906) Stops by FCC?

A Samsung device under the model number SM-G906 stopped by the FCC within the last few days, with support for LTE bands 17 and 5. As you may recall, the SM-G906 has long been rumored to be the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, or the premium version of Samsung’s 2014 flagship with a Quad HD display. The listing doesn’t tell us much, but does give us three potential models of G906K, G906S, and G906L to keep an eye on.  (more…)

Camera Shootout: LG G3 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. One (M8) vs. Nexus 5 vs. iPhone 5s

The 13MP camera featured on the LG G3 is certainly one of its main highlights. Much like last year’s G2, the camera features optical image stabilization (OIS+), as well as a fancy new laser built right into the backside of the device to create super-fast auto focus times.

Over the weekend, we put the LG G3 through the camera paces, coming away extremely impressed. For comparison purposes, we took out five top devices, just to see if we could try to come away with something useful.

Down below in the gallery, we have shots from the LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), Google Nexus 5, and Apple iPhone 5s.  (more…)

LG G3 Apparently Selling Three Times Better Than Samsung’s Galaxy S5 in Korea

According to Korea’s ET News, the LG G3 is absolutely dominating sales over Samsung’s Galaxy S5. For right now, LG’s newest flagship is only available in Korea, but that does not mean the company is not selling a ton of units. In fact, according to the report, LG is selling 25-30,000 G3 units daily to smartphone-hungry consumers. As for the Galaxy S5, Samsung’s flagship device was only seeing 7-8,000 units sold daily during its launch period.  (more…)

AT&T Announces Exclusive Galaxy S5 Active, Available Now

AT&T just announced the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active. The device is available now online and in AT&T stores for $199 on contract or starting as low as $27.50 per month with an AT&T Next plan.

The device should live up to its “active” name, thanks to a shock, water, and dust resistant casing. It also has a “convenience” key on the side that can launch apps related to outdoor activities. Like its shinier brother, it tracks heart rates as well, with a built in monitor underneath the camera.

If you care about specs, then know that this is identical to the regular Galaxy S5 with its 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, and 16MP camera.

The Galaxy S5 comes in camo green, ruby red, or titanium gray.  (more…)

Video: LG G3 vs. G2 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. Note 3 vs. Nexus 5 (Updated)

After running through a quick overview and tour with the LG G3, here at one of the satellite press events, we also took a couple of minutes to compare the size of the device to most of the flagships currently available. We somehow forgot to compare the G3 to the HTC One (M8), but did put it side-by-side with the LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3, and Nexus 5.  (more…)

Specs Comparison: LG G3 vs. Galaxy S5. vs. HTC One (M8)

If you are considering the LG G3, you probably want to know how it compares to the other flagship phones of the moment. Devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC one (M8), and maybe even the Nexus 5 are all more than likely on your radar. To help you decide, we put together a classic comparison sheet of their specs, so you can at least see how they stack up to one-another on paper.

The G3 is the first of the bunch to use a QHD display, so in terms of display, it clearly stands above the rest. But is the 13MP camera, metallic body, new flat LG UI,  3000mAh battery, and combination of storage and RAM enough to make it the best of them all? Tough to say until we all spend more time with the G3.

More coverage coming!  (more…)

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Receiving Update to Fix SMS/MMS Failure Issue

T-Mobile’s variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is receiving a new update starting today, to address an issue that was causing SMS/MMS messages to fail. The new update brings the phone to build G900TUVU1ANE5.

The exact wording for the update is “Intermittently incoming SMS/MMS failure.” If you were experiencing texting issues on your GS5 through T-Mobile, you will want to grab this update as soon as possible. (more…)