So, here is a somewhat ridiculously lengthy video to take you into the weekend and kill a good 20 minutes of your life, assuming you have no plans and don’t mind killing 20 minutes of your life. This afternoon, I spent some time (a lot of time) talking on camera about the HTC 10 and how it compares to the other two flagship phones of the moment, the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7. After some overlooked issues with the original video, the version I feel comfortable publishing is now live for you to take a look at.
In this clip, I talk through the differences between the three devices, which areas strike me as being better from one to the next, and if there is one or two I would recommend you take a look at. Because this is – again – a ridiculously lengthy video, I’ll give you a spoiler by saying, the G5 doesn’t exactly crack the top 2.
We’ll have a full review of the HTC 10 along shortly, but for now, grab a drink and snack and take it all in. (more…)
Apparently included in the latest updates for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, but going completely unnoticed due to the feature not being all that exciting in the first place, those who snap Motion Photos can now share the clips as video files, instead of just a single still shot. As it is reported, those who attempted to previously share Motion Photos were only able to share the last piece of the video, which is the shot you see as the thumbnail inside of your gallery. (more…)
How does the new HTC 10 match-up to the best on Android?
As we mentioned earlier, the HTC 10 is packed fully of almost all of the specs we want to see in a 2016 flagship, like the current Snapdragon processor, 4GB RAM, camera with bigger micron pixels, fingerprint reader, and a large capacity battery. But can all of that stand-up to Samsung’s new flagships, like the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, or the LG G5? What about up against Google’s high-end Nexus 6P?
Let’s find out. Here is a quick comparison of each phone’s specs. (more…)
This morning, T-Mobile began pushing the update for Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, satisfying the hundreds of you who have been complaining non-stop in our Twitter feed after every post we make about every other carrier’s S6 and S6 Edge getting Marshmallow. Granted, I can’t say I blame you for complaining, since T-Mobile is typically much quicker than the rest and this time struggled to get a major update out to the masses. So complainers, complainers that we love, today is your day. (more…)
With the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy Note 5 on Verizon all receiving the update to Marshmallow within the past month, we were starting to wonder if the Galaxy S6 Edge+ had been forgotten about. Well, it hasn’t been. Just prior to the weekend, Verizon approved the update to Android 6.0.1 for the bigger-edged S6, along with another update for the Note 5 that should improve WiFi connections. (more…)
Back when the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge was still up for pre-order and launched through Verizon, the carrier was offering a free Gear VR headset or Gear S2 smartwatch to select purchasers via a promotion. Now that the deal is over and folks are cashing in on the promotion, Samsung has been overwhelmed by the amount of takers, and is now sending out emails regarding when folks should expect their smartwatch. (more…)
According to the latest report from SamMobile, the Galaxy Note 6 from Samsung will likely feature the same IP68 rating for water and dust resistance as the Galaxy S7. This news should not come as too much of a shock, as water resistance appears to be quite popular among buyers of Samsung’s latest devices. More interestingly, though, intel dug up by another source, GalaxyClub, claims Samsung is working to include an iris scanner in the Galaxy Note 6, too. (more…)
Announced today, T-Mobile is the first US carrier to deploy Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) across its network, bringing a much improved voice experience to all of the network’s users (with supported devices). As an added bonus, for those on T-Mobile who tend to call friends and family who are not on T-Mobile, the patent-pending deployment of EVS benefits customers even if the person on the other end of the line does not have an EVS-capable device. This means that regardless of who you call, as long as you have a EVS compatible smartphone on T-Mobile, your calls should sound better than crystal clear. (more…)