Woah! This near bezel-less Microsoft phone could have been launched in 2014


Most relevant smartphone makers now have at least one
high-end handset with extremely thin bezels and high screen to body ratios. But this
is, as you probably know, a very recent trend. Three years ago, a near bezel-less
phone would have certainly drawn a lot of attention, and perhaps that’s why
Microsoft wanted to release such a device.

 

What we’re seeing in this article is a Lumia Windows Phone
prototype that Microsoft was working on a few years ago. According to Windows
Central, this was supposed to be released as the Lumia 435 (for around $200), but
it was cancelled in late 2014. …


Tablet Battle: iPad Air VS Nokia Lumia 2520 VS Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Over the past few days, the tech world has witnessed a rat race among tablets – Apple’s iPad Air, Nokia Lumia 2520, as well as Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 2014 Edition. While the three newcomers are locking horns with each other, we are struggling on which tablet we shall buy. Given that some people are still unaware of the specifications and features of these three high-end tablets, the following review of Apple iPad Air Vs Nokia Lumia 2520 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will give you some clues about them. Let’s move to the comparison now.

Design and Looks

As always, Apple shows the craftsmanship at its finest in every Apple-related phones and tablets. And the sleek and compact new iPad Air is no exception. This 1-pound iPad Air is actually the thinnest out of the 2014 edition of Galaxy Note 10.1 and Lumia 2520. It weighs 470 grams, a whopping 70 grams lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition. On the other hand, Nokia’s Lumia 2520 comes short of greatness in this round, both thicker and heavier than Apple and Samsung tablets.

Thinner, lighter and just better. These are what Apple iPad Air promises us. In this iPad Air VS Nokia Lumia 2520 VS Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition review, I’d like to give my vote to Apple iPad Air.

Winner: iPad Air

Display

We usually give credit to high-resolution display when reviewing a tablet since the high-end display endows us with crisp image while watching videos thereupon. So the comparison shall take display in consideration in rank iPad Air, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 version and Nokia Lumia 2520. As claimed, Apple’s hotly-expected iPad Air sports a 9.7-inch Retina display with a 2048*1536 resolution and a pixel density of 263ppi. Rather greater is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) in terms of screen resolution, rocking a 2,560 x 1,600 display (299 ppi). While the Lumia 2520 has to throw in the towel, with 218ppi.

Higher pixel density means a better screen. So in the round, the 2014 version of Galaxy Note 10.1 noses out iPad Air and Lumia 2520.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

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Processor

The iPad Air runs on the much hailed 64-bit A7 chip debuted in iPhone 5S a few weeks back and M7 motion coprocessor , offering up to 2X faster CPU and graphics performance than the previous iPad version. In case of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, this tablet is up with Exynos 5 Octa-core chipset, along with 3GB of RAM, which can handle multitasking on Android easily. Turning back to the Lumia 2520, this gadget seems to lose ground again, which is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, with lower memory at 2GB RAM, compared with 3 for Samsung.

Although Apple’s iPad Air spots a dual core, 1300 MHZ processor, the benchmark tests show that A7 is much better than the other two tablets. So, in this round, iPad Air steals the show.

Winner: iPad Air

Camera and Photos

The new iPad Air comes with a 5MP iSight Camera from Apple and a 1.2-megapixel front facing one, supporting 1080p HD video recording. The camera on the Lumia 2520 is a 6.7-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, which are capable of 1080p Full HD videos at 30 fps as well. Samsung brings in the better rear shooter at 8 MP, along with the same 2MP sensor in its slate for imaging as that of Nokia.

Although the camera is not the crucial element in reviewing a tablet, it’s important that your tablet has a solid front camera if you want a good quality for your video chats. And in this camera comparison, Galaxy Note 10.1 has the edge on Nokia Lumia 2520 and iPad Air since its 8MP camera has a bigger sensor and greater detail capturing.

Winner: Galaxy Note 10.1

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Main Memory, Storage & Battery

As to iPad Air, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB flavors are available in memory, though restricted with the lack of microSD. On the other Hand, Nokia Lumia 2520 and the 2014 version of Note 10.1 come in 32 GB built-in storage and 16/32/64 GB versions, respectively. But the external microSD cards on these two tablets allow expansion of memory up to 64 GB, which provides a huge advantage over the iPad Air. In terms of battery front, the iPad Air has an improved battery of 32.4 watt-hour that is good enough for up to 10 hours of surging on Wi-Fi. The Note 10.1 boasts a 8220 mAh battery, giving up to 12 hours of usage.

Considering iPad Air is still devoid of expandable memory option, I will cast the vote to Galaxy Note 10.1 in this round.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Operating System

The Apple iPad Air runs on the latest iOS 7 with a load of thrilling features that make software easy and intuitive, though the hotly-expected fingerprint scanner is absent. The Lumia 2520 is the first one running on Windows RT. While the Galaxy Note 10.1 is powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

In deed, Android and iOS are almost on a par with one another. But as to me, Windows RT is still far from perfect, offering poor selection of apps. While Apple has the upper hand due to the tons of custom-made iPad apps.

Winner: iPad Air

Conclusion

The iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition and the Nokia Lumia 2520 have their own pros and cons. The Lumia 2520 might offer some excellent hardware, but the luck of enough apps on the Windows RT can be a disappointing thing. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, though touting excellent features and camera, is daunting when it comes to its high price tag, &50 more expensive than iPad Air and Lumia 2520. All in all, if you want to tablet with higher resolution, choose the Note 10.1. If you’d like a thinner, lighter and faster one with sleek design but at comparatively low price tag, the iPad Air can be the nice choice.

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iPhone 6 Launch Day 2014 Expected with Bent, Specifications, Wraparound Display and Functions Gossip Round-up

iPhone 6 Launch Day 2014 Expected with Bent, Specifications, Wraparound Display and Functions Gossip Round-up
Unyielding iPhone rumors continue as Apple recently introduced the iPhone 5S and 5C, going to the launch time of the 6th generation of the giant’s flagship smart-phone some time in first-quarter of 2014

Leaks and rumors, rather in the type of wish-lists, are flooding in, mainly going to some March 2014 launch time for that iPhone, while Apple has uttered no word on the iPhone 6.

The iPhone 6 is so-called for a larger screen, following suit with Apple’s longtime competitor Google’s Android smartphones, specifically the Samsung Galaxy family.
Rumored sizes vary from 4.5 to 5 inches, and most are speculating that Apple might even to produce ‘phablet’ size smart-phone to overcome Samsung.

The curved screen was rumored since the 5, however the 6 might eventually introduction with a curved, wraparound screen, a recently available Apple patent filing in Eurpe indicates, Patently Apple studies. The wraparound AMOLED screen might seem like the iPod Nano 4, and may be ‘unrolled’ or ‘unfolded’ using the aid of the joint which is ‘a hardware system that mechanically joins or affixes two or more objects together,’ based on the patent, which also discusses facial-recognition, motion get a handle on and 3D screen.

Still another Apple patent processing also tips a ‘wise bezel’ function that will display information round the screen.
‘The main display could be used to convey visual information to an user, and the extra display could be used to guide an user providing inputs for the system. For instance, the secondary display might be uniquely lit to provide one or more indicators that represent where or what sort of person can provide inputs to the device,’ describes the patent, based on DesignnTrend.

Apple can be rumored to be moving forward from sensors to sonar sensors, in accordance with Apple Insider.
The sonar technology can ‘detect minor changes in ambient sound and send corresponding signals to a model which in turn compares the two to determine whether an item is in near proximity to either of the mics,’ the site reports.

The LiquidMetal that wraps around the display also enhances durability, which may be an upgrade to be reproduced towards the potential iPhones and iPads.

Apple can be reported to be moving from A7 to A8 running chips, IBTimes Australia studies.
‘Taiwan SemiconductorManufacturing Company (TSMC) has stepped up its purchases of production equipment for its 20nm process,’ reviews DigiTimes of Taiwan.
Quantity production of the chips will start from the first-quarter of 2014, over time for that iPhone 6 release date.

Based on Apple, the 5S is 20 times faster compared to 5, with the first ever 64-bit CPU that is marked by an A7 processor in the future with a phone.

The iPhone 6 using the so-called A8 model could create a beast.

Let us look at some of the features that might come up in the next generation iPhone like Design, OS and Processor, Features know more about iPhone 6 and know best future, iPhone Review.

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50 Tips and Statistics For Email Marketing in the 2014

We’ll share some tips with you for a more successful email marketing campaign. Before we do that, let see the statistics to see how important email marketing actually is.

Statistics for email marketing:

1. The average subscriber gets 416 commercial messages each month.

2. The number of existing email accounts is around 3.2 billion.

3. In the 2012. the revenue of email ads has been $ 156 million.

4. 95% of all online consumers have email address.

5. 91% of the consumers said that they check their email minimum once a day.

6. Average internet user in the U.S. has 3.1 email address.

7. By the year 2017 the U.S. will have around 236.8 million email users.

8. There is a prevision that by 2017 the email audience will grow to 2.76 billion.

9. 78% of brand marketers in the UK said that they see the retention as the purpose of their email marketing programs.

10. 64% of all decision makers use their mobile devices to read the email.

11. 89% of the brand marketers in the UK said that the email is important part of their business advertising strategies.

12. Each $ 1 that gets spent on email marketing brings average $ 44.25 in return.

13. 56% of all businesses had intention to increase their email marketing in the 2013.

14. In the last quarter of the 2012, there were more than 90% of the internet users in the UK that have sent or received at least one email per week.

15. 70% of the email users said they always open the emails that come from their favorite companies. Only 18% of email users said that they never open the commercial emails.

16. 55.2% of all global users open the email on desktop computers.

17. The estimate is that the number of the adult email audience in the U.S. in the 2013 will be 188.3 million and it will climb to 203.8 million in the 2017.

18. 93% of all consumers get at least one email that’s based on permission each day.

What about mobile devices?

1. 66% of all emails on Gmail get opened on mobile devices and only 19% in web browsers.

2. When creating the campaign for multi-devices, we need to remember that the most important content has to come first. The content should be ordered in the top-down hierarchy. This idea is one of the basics in journalism.

3. The size of the text body should be at least 13px. If you want to avoid zooming, use the text size 15-16px, depending on the font family and also preview how it looks on a mobile device.

4. Mobile devices provide highly interactive experience of use. Each mail gets viewed in stages and a good email marketing plan will do a research and create special design and content for each stage.

5. Some claim that there are already 50% of the email messages that are opened on mobile devices.

6. One of the basic principles in marketing is that we need to know our audience. If more than 10% of our brand’s audience is using mobile devices, then it’s time to do a mobile optimization.

7. The most used email client for Gmail opening is the built-in iPhone’s mail program. This program opens 34% of all mails on Gmail.

8. Smartphone users represent 55% of the whole mobile population in the U.S. and the time has arrived to stop dividing email messages on mobile and non-mobile ones. Our subscribers will see our messages on many different devices, that include desktop, laptop, tablets and smartphone devices.

9. Instead of focusing only on a click-based interaction with subscribers, think about it more widely. Use a grid-based layout and provide a content that’s easy to read and understand.

10. There are subscription forms that ask their subscribers only to provide an email address. The idea is to keep it simple as possible.

11. Create the one-column layout, because it’s always the most responsive one. If you want to stick to the multi-column layout, test how its elements behave on different devices and consider using a grid.

Master the Inbox

1. How can you lower the bounce rate? Find the emails that generated the highest number of bouncebacks and explore the source of that list.

2. Respect all the terms of the CAN-SPAM federal legislation. You also need to assure that all the removal requests are honored and that those subscribers get removed from your mailing lists.

3. 33% of all email recipients open their email messages only because of the subject line.

4. People most often read emails about travel and their finances.

5. On a typical workday, most emails on desktops and smartphones have been opened between 10a.m. and 4p.m.

6. The recipients will most often read only the subject line or few first lines of the text of your email. That’s why you need to include your CTA early in the email.

7. The subject lines that contain less than 10 characters have 58% of opening rate.

8. Google said that they had more than 425 million active users of Gmail in the June 2012. Litmus’ tracking service of emails showed that around 4% of all email opens were made by Gmail users, in the same month.

Email B2B marketing

1. 61% of the worldwide marketing professionals in B2B sector claimed that CTR is the most useful indicator for the analyze of the email campaign performance. 48% of the B2C marketers claimed the same thing.

2. Auto-responders are great for managing simple, returning mails. You can constantly use them for testing the marketing automation area. They’re perfect for it because you’ll send them often to all the new followers and subscribers.

3. The images are becoming more popular in our inboxes, all since the Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter showed us how to deal with them. You need to smartly choose the images in your email, because they’ll talk about your brand as well. B2B emails can use some fresh designs to make their emails unique.

4. We see more B2B marketers that act smart by personalizing their campaigns to their subscribers’ interests. They use behavioral data and wide selection of online personalization instruments.

5. Use the best marketing practice for creating your email templates, forms and homepages. Most automation providers will offer you the base for your implementation, from design of the template to the content that’s already included as an example.

Data is important.

1. You need to collect detailed data from your subscribers and you need to customize each part of your message to make it relevant.

2. E-mail marketing is great because it will provide you the data about your company’s best customers. Then you can target them with the special offers and discounts in order to stimulate them to share it with their friends and to talk good about your brand.

3. 77% of all marketers said that the history of purchase had great impact on the return on investment (ROI). They are using the data they’ve collected in the past to create campaigns that will influence on their buyer’s process of making decisions.

4. 7 out of 10 people said that they’ve used the a coupon or the other discount that they’ve received in the marketing email in the previous week.

5. If you’re collecting the addresses from the submission forms, you should consider the use of confirmed opt-in. With the confirmed opt-in, your subscribers will be asked to enter their email address in order to access to the content of your website. When they make a registration and give you their email address, they’ll receive the verification email that they’ll need to confirm. This way you’ll get only the active and valid email addresses from your new subscribers.

Email and the social media

1. Any digital marketing campaign needs to pay special attention to sharing options of their email. It is advisable to include the buttons for social sharing at the top of the email. Create the interesting content that will be displayed on the social sharing websites and provide a shortened link for your whole content.

2. A survey in the 2013, conducted on the internet users in the U.S., had shown that the users spent more time on email than on any other digital activity. The email was used an hour longer than the popular Facebook.

Melissa Kay has 10 year in email marketing article writing. Some articles include 50 tips and statistics for email marketing in the 2014. She has consulted Fortune 500 companies including IBM, Dell, General Electric and AT&T. She also focuses on sg business email database in singapore

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The Best Smartphones In The World

The Best Smartphones In The World

If you’re waiting until the last minute to buy a smartphone for the holidays, we have you covered.

Here’s our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.

We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available in the U.S. at the time of publication. We list approximate prices for what phones cost without a contract. Prices vary from carrier to carrier and retailer to retailer.

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1 iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 is the best smartphone. Unless you really like using Android or Windows Phones, the iPhone 6 should be your first choice.

Why? It’s the perfect mix of design, hardware specs, and app selection. Apple also finally caught up to its competitors by adding a larger screen to the iPhone 6. It’s 4.7 inches, up from the 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5S

2 iPhone 6 Plus

If you want a phablet, the iPhone 6 Plus is the best phone you can buy. Unlike other phablets that can be thick, chunky, and plasticky, the iPhone 6 Plus is thin, gorgeous, and made of metal. It doesn’t feel like you’re lugging around a giant phone.

3 Galaxy Note 4

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 4 is the best phone the company has ever made.

It has an incredibly crisp 5.7-inch screen, the best display ever used on a smartphone. It also has a metal frame around the edges, which makes the phone feel a lot sturdier than previous versions. If you want a phablet-sized phone, the Galaxy Note 4 is one of the top devices you should consider.

4 HTC One (M8)

HTC’s flagship phone, the HTC One (M8), is the best Android phone you can buy.

Like the original, the new HTC One, which is also called the M8, has a gorgeous design and high-quality metal construction. It also has an extra rear camera that acts as a depth sensor so you can edit photos later and change the focus.

5 Moto X

Motorola’s new Moto X, which just launched in September, is a strong contender for best Android phone. Similar to Google’s Nexus 5, the Moto X runs a nearly clean version of Android, meaning you get software updates a lot faster. The phone also looks really nice and has a 5.2-inch display.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Tablet 16GB

Meet the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 with WiFi – a wonderful tablet designed to be everything to everyone. Endless entertainment options, new multi-user mode and a brand new design will make this tablet hard for anyone to put down.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1″ Tablet 16GB:
Technical Specifications:

  • 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System touchscreen tablet PC has 1.5GB DDR2 of system memory
  • 10.1″ touchscreen, 1280 x 800 resolution
  • Samsung Galaxy 10.1″ tablet has built-in 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth v4.0

Additional Features:

  • Back 3MP webcam and front 1.3MP webcam
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 with WiFi has a microUSB 2.0 port
  • 16GB onboard storage memory, additional memory via microSD card slot
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system touchscreen tablet PC has built-in speakers
  • GPS with GLONASS
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Weighs 1.6 lbs; 10.75″L x 0.62″W x 6.97″H dimensions

Software and Applications:

  • Android 4.4 OS (KitKat)
  • WatchON, Netflix, Alarm, Email, S-Voice, Samsung Apps
  • Samsung Galaxy 10.1″ tablet has Hancom Office viewer, S-Browser
  • Media Formats: MP4, 3GP, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, M4A, MP3, 3GA, AAC, OGG, WAV, WMA, FLAC, BMP, GIF, JPEG, ICO, SVG-T

What’s in the Box:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 with WiFi, battery and AC adapter

What’s a Tablet PC?
Tablet PCs are compact, ultra-portable entertainment devices that let you read email, surf the Internet, read eBooks, view photos, play games, listen to music and watch video files. Most tablets are based on a smaller operating system, which allows you to purchase and download additional applications from supported stores. Tablet PCs do not have a CD/DVD drive and will not run Microsoft Windows or its applications. Tablet PCs function as a secondary device for casual entertainment purposes, and are not meant to replace a computer. They are ideal for use around the home and on the go with WiFi or 3-4G mobile broadband connections (pay as you go, contract may be required for service).

iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 4

Last year’s fight between iPhone 5S and Samung Galaxy S5 has not yet faded, the battle between Apple’s new iPhone 6 (Plus) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 keeps simmering for months. In response to the strong iPhone 6/6 Plus sales of a record 10 million in the first weekend, Samsung moves up Galaxy Note 4 launch on Sep 29 that’s the same day Apple starts the second wave of iPhone sales, indicating an inevitable fight between the two mobile phone giants Samsung and Apple.

While the 4.7-inch phone and the larger 5.5-inch phablet already create a cliffhanger among Apple lovers, apart from iPhone 6 (Plus)’s awesome specs, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, released on Sep 3, proves to be as an uncompromising gadget, touting never-disappointing features as well. If you are thinking about digging more about the release, specs, features and prices of iPhone 6 (plus) and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 but don’t want to be off the track by some uncertain Galaxy Note 4 vs iPhone 6 Plus reviews, keep read on. This following iPhone 6/Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comparison will showcase everything about these two gadgets for you to make up your mind whether to go for the venerable iPhone 6/6 Plus or pick up Galaxy Note 4.

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Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Specs, Features and Price Comparison

Before we compare iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4, we’ve reviewed and searched the most-asked questions about the two smartphones by Apple and Samsung.

1. Screen: How big a screen do I need? Does the display size matter?
2. Operating system: Should I buy an Apple iOS-based phone or switch to Android platform?
3. Processor: Is it dual or quad core? Is it strong enough to power the phone?
4. Battery: Which smartphone has the longest battery life for browsing, reading, writing, messaging, or watching movies?
5. Price: How much do I want to spend? Is it worth my buying?

Specs Comparison: iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Below are the detailed iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs you must know before we review the Samsung and Apple’s most anticipated gadgets.

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iPhone 6 Plus or Samsung Galaxy Note 4? Specs, Features and Prices

Actually, to know the iPhone 6 (Plus) and Galaxy Note 4’s specs is just the beginning. If you want a better insight on the two devices you should go for, you’d better have a clear clue about the features of the next gens of iPhone 5S and Galaxy Note 3. Here are the detailed specs, features and prices review for you to better know whether iPhone 6 Plus is better than Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 VS iPhone 6 Plus Release Date

Apple dropped the iPhone 6/6 Plus in stores last September 19 and posted a record-breaking sales of 10-million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the first weekend. While Samsung brought forward the release date of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to Sep 26 to challenge Apple’s iPhone 6/Plus. Whatever, the Galaxy Note 4 release date, as it is the same day as the second wave of iPhone 6 (Plus) sales, will witness a close quarters between iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

iPhone 6 Plus VS Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Display Screen

For the iPhone 6’s screen size, specifically two sizes, both are bigger than the previous iPhone, having a 4.7 inch display with a 1344*750 resolution and a 5.5-inch display with a 1920*1080 resolution. But new Note 4 retains the same 5.7-inch display size as its predecessor Not 3 but ship with an ultra-ship 2560*1440 quad HD display that brings the gadget up to speed with the recent LG G3 in terms of screen resolution and make images on the Galaxy Note 4 sharper and colors truer. Such resolution is not something we will see Apple iPhone match. Anyway, whether iPhone 6 Plus or Galaxy Note 4 will win in this run, we’ll for sure experience a stunning visual feast on both gadgets.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 VS iPhone 6 Plus Design and Bend Test

Apple iPhone 6 Plus has an anodized aluminum material on the back without a visible seam. It keeps up with the ”the thinner the better’’ trend, measuring just 7.1 mm. While the Note 4 follows similar design language that Samsung likes, which is made of plastic with a little bit of metal and measures 8.5 mm. In this round, iPhone 6 (Plus) excels Galaxy Note 4. While as far as the bend test concerns, compared with Samsung Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus seem to be a little bit disappointing. Report says the thinner iPhone 6 (Plus) may bend in your pocket as a result of the aluminum as its metal to house the new phone since it is soft and bendable metal. Similar to Apple iPhone 6 problem, a Sony Xperia smartphone bends as well. Unbox Therapy tested the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 after the iPhone 6 bend test and found that it holds up better than the iPhone 6 Plus. So will Samsung Galaxy Note 4 perform better than iPhone 6 Plus? If other tests have similar findings to Note 3, Samsung will soon joke at the iPhone 6 in Galaxy Note 4 launch.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 VS iPhone 6 Plus Processor and Battery

The iPhone 6 Plus features Apple’s upgraded 64-bit A8 chip with a dual-core processor running at 2GHz or more, which helps to improve the efficiency of the battery on iPhone 6 Plus. That’s to say, we can anticipate a 46% battery bump from the existing iPhone 5 battery, 2100mAh of battery capacity. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 includes a faster Snapdragon 805 chip. Speaking of battery life, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 battery comes at a capacity of 3,300mAh, which is to handle the higher-resolution 2560*1440 display.

iPhone 6 Plus VS Samsung Galaxy Note 4 OS and Software

When it comes to OS, Both of Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 4 run an upgraded operating system. The former runs iOS 8 that was first introduced at the WWDC 2014 in June. This OS update has brought many new features, including interactive notifications, iMessage, and continuity for you to sync your iPhones with Apple’s new desktop OS, Mac OS X Yosemite. While regarding to Note 4′ OS, it runs the Android 4.4.4 KitKat that includes a host of new features like “Swipe to launch Motion Launcher,” “Aqua Capture,” “Multi Network for Booster”, and “Smart Fingerprint.” The bad news is that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users recently seems to be tangled with the iOS bugs including the HealthKit fitness problem, cellular voice, data service and issues with Touch ID. And Apple is pulling iOS 8.0.1 update to fix these bugs.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 VS iPhone 6 Plus Camera

The fourth generation of Galaxy Note sports an either a 16-megapixel main camera. Apple has not increased the resolution of the iPhone’s rear camera sensor, sticking to 8MP. But please keep in mind that megapixels don’t really decide the quality of images and Apple’s image sensor and processing engine ensures better photos compared to phones that come with high-resolution sensors. Although Galaxy Note 4 comes with 4K video recording while the iPhone 6 Plus camera is limited to full-HD, 4K hardware still not being mainstream, we don’t think it will matter. And we expect the camera of iPhone 6 Plus to be better than Note 4.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specs

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is now official, and we’re bringing you every little tidbit of information, as only Android Central can.

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Be sure to check out our Here, now, are the complete and official Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs:

Network

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) or 4G (LTE Cat 6 300/50Mbps)

Processor

2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor
1.9 GHz Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) Processor

Display

5.7 inch (143.9mm) Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440)

Operating system

Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Cameras

Rear Facing: 16 megapixel autofocus camera with smart OIS
Front Facing: 3.7 megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture
Rear Facing Camera : HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Rear-cam Selfie, Beauty face, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot & More, Dual Camera
Front Facing Camera: Selfie, Wide Selfie

Video

Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8
Recording & Playback: up to UHD

Audio

Codec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support

S Pen features

Air Command (Action Memo, Smart Select, Image Clip, Screen Write), S Note, Snap Note, Direct Pen Input

Additional features

Multi Window, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Voice Recorder (Normal Mode, Interview Mode, Meeting Mode, Voice Memo)
Download booster, S Health 3.5, Dynamic Lock Screen, Briefing

Google Mobile

ServicesChrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) MIMO PCIe
GPS / GLONASS / Baidu
NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.1 (BLE, ANT+)
IR LED (Remote Control), USB2.0, MHL 3.0

Sensor

Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, RGB,IR-LED
Proximity, Barometer, Hall Sensor, Finger Scanner, UV, Heart Rate Monitoring, SpO2 (Dependent on market)

Memory

32 GB Internal memory + micro SD slot (up to 64GB)
3GB RAM

Dimensions

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm, 176g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 3,220mAh, Fast Charging (Adaptive Fast Charging & QC2.0)

HTC One E8 for smartphone lineup

The HTC One E8 is headed to Sprint’s network at some point in the future, the carrier announced on YouTube Thursday. The video, which was removed Friday afternoon from Sprint’s YouTube page, didn’t provide many details on Sprint’s plans for the handset, including when it will launch and how much it will cost. But the 46-second video did highlight some of the device’s finer features.

The HTC One E8 was unveiled in June as an alternative to HTC’s flagship smartphone the One M8. The device comes with a design that’s similar to the One M8, but replaces that product’s metal finish with a polycarbonate casing. When the One E8 was announced, HTC said it would be available in “limited markets.”

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The One E8 comes in a variety of colors, boasts a 5-inch Full HD display, and runs Google’s Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. It also has a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

HTC’s One E8 is a cheaper, budget-conscious alternative to One M8, which comes with a better camera, a nicer finish, and a higher price tag. The One M8 is available on Sprint for $200 with a two-year agreement, suggesting the One E8 may come with a lower price tag when it launches.

In addition to adding new devices to its lineup, new CEO Marcelo Claure said Thursday that Sprint, which is the third largest wireless provider in the US, will be cutting prices to compete with bigger rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless, as well as the aggressive T-Mobile.

Samsung and AT&T launch new Samsung S5 Active for $199

AT&T announced the Galaxy S5 Active – water and dust resistant smartphone.

The Galaxy S5 Active adds shock resistance to the Samsung Galaxy S5 specs as well as a new “convenience key” that makes it easier to access apps when enjoying outdoor pursuits.

It comes in camo green, titanium grey and ruby red, and although it looks pretty chunky and rugged, the S5 Active is only .8mm thicker and .3mm taller than its flagship brother.

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Specifications of Samsung S5 Active are –

  • Display – 5.1-inch HD Super AMOLED
  • Resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • OS – Andorid 4.4 KitKat
  • User Interface – Touchwiz UI
  • Processor – 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon
  • RAM – 2GB
  • Internal Storage – 16GB expandable upto 128GB
  • Battery – 2800mAh
  • Rear camera – 16-megapixel
  • Front Camera – 2-megapixel

The S5 Active does have the rear-mounted heart rate monitor featured with the Samsung Galaxy S5, but lacks the fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button of the flagship. This is probably due to the fact the S5 Active features a different button arrangement on the front of the device, making them easier to use with wet fingers.

The phone can be purchased for $199 on a two-year agreement, or $27.50 to $35.75 on a next installment plan in US.