It wouldn’t be a mega-phone launch day if it didn’t do a comparison, would it? Since the LG Nexus 4 is the latest and greatest from Google, a device that will undoubtedly be compared to Apple’s iPhone 5, here is a chart to kick off the party.
The only real downer for me and probably many of you, is the lack of LTE in the Nexus 4. Andy Rubin already explained the choice by Google, but after spending a year giggling at the iPhone 4 and 4S over not having LTE, this one certainly doesn’t look good on Google’s part, especially since the iPhone 5 does. Other than that, it’s the ultimate spec battle. We should also point out that pricing is tough to compare since the iPhone 5 is almost always sold at a 2-year contract price, while the Nexus 4 will be sold off-contract through Google Play.
Here is the comparison! (more…)
Oh, the folks at Blendtec have done it again. If you’re unfamiliar with the channel, then let me sum up what these people do. They take anything and everything, then use their heavy duty blenders to destroy it. Viral video gold. Their latest video pits the iPhone 5 up against Samsung’s Galaxy S3. Incredibly, Samsung’s plastic holds up extremely well in terms of time-to-shred compared to the iPhone 5. (more…)
Whether we want to or not, many of us find ourselves having to justify our decision to buy an Android device over Apple’s new iPhone 5. Now, we aren’t into device bashing (we promise) and we think there’s room in this world for everybody’s opinions, but we thought it would be good for all of our Galaxy S3 owners to be equipped for their next battle. (more…)
Google, those kind-hearted mobile enthusiasts, made Street View available through Google Maps in mobile browsers, this morning. While Android users probably couldn’t care less because they have the best mobile turn-by-turn navigation and maps experience on the planet for free in the Google Maps app, this could be used as a backup. Oh who am I kidding, the only reason Google did this, was to let iPhone 5 and iOS6 users know that the mobile version of their Maps service is still better than what Apple is doing. Thanks, Google.
Via: Google Lat Long
According to a study performed by IHS, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a better display than the “retina” display on the new iPhone 5. Their research shows that the Galaxy S3′s display is just 1.1mm thick and offers the full color gamut of the NTSC standard. The iPhone 5, on the other hand, has a display which measures in at 1.5 millimeters thick and offers only 72 percent of the standard color gamut. (more…)
Yesterday, Samsung filed a patent suit against Apple’s brand new iPhone 5. Surprisingly though, the eight patents mentioned by Samsung do not concern LTE, but rather they focus on six utility patents and two standard essential patents regarding data transfer over a mobile network. Exciting stuff right there (/s). The device will be lumped into a grander trial that is taking place in November which also includes other Apple devices like their desktop computers, MacBooks, and even Apple TV. (more…)
Oh Samsung, such a clever bunch. After releasing a full 90 second spot that pokes fun at Apple fans waiting in line for the iPhone 5, they return today with two shorter spots. They cover topics from the longer commercial, only this time they take some extra jabs, like by having a mom confirm with her Galaxy S3 owning son that “this is the line for apps” as if that’s all the iPhone is good for.
Another girl watches NFC sharing in action and then wonders when iPhone owners wil be “able to do that thing?” Not for a while I’m afraid, dear iPhone owners. Maybe next year. (more…)
Android friends and family, tomorrow is a big day. It’s time to start preparing. In case you didn’t realize it yet, September 21 is the day that millions of new phone owners across the globe will have trouble finding their way to work, to the nearest gas station, to their lunch or dinner reservation, and as you can see in the picture above, surviving through take-off at their local airport. Tomorrow, is iPhone 5 launch day.