Samsung recently showcased its newest addition to its tablet lineup – the Galaxy Note 8.0. And while we feel that this one is the ideal competitor to the iPad Mini, we decided to pit it against the Google Nexus 10 to see if you could consider this new tab as an alternative to Google’s 10-inch offering. Both these tablets run on Android 4.2, so there’s not much difference there. And here’s what else we found:
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0: This tablet comes with an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280X800 pixels. It is powered by a quad-core 1.6 GHz Exynos 5250 processor and has 2 GB of RAM, letting you handle any app with ease. A 1.3 MP front-facing camera lets you make video calls conveniently, while the 5 MP rear camera lets you click photos too. There’s 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage which can be expanded using microSD cards. And of course, there’s the S Pen which lets you take down notes easily on this little tablet.
Google Nexus 10: The Nexus 10 has a gorgeous 10-inch display with a 2560X1600 pixel resolution, which is far higher than that of the Galaxy Note 8.0. But yes, in terms of power, its dual-core 1.7 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM don’t quite compare with the 8-inch Samsung offering. Like the Note 8.0, the Nexus 10 also has a 5 MP camera in the back but a higher resolution 1.9 MP one in the front.… Read the rest
2012 hasn’t ended yet, but we’re already looking forward to 2013. While this year was the year of Samsung, what with its successful smartphones the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, we can’t wait to find out what the world’s largest maker of smartphones has in store for us next year. We’ve heard rumors of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4, and based on what we’ve heard so far, we decided to pit it against one of its toughest competitors, the iPhone 5. Read on to know the juicy details.
On the outside: Like we said, we don’t really know much about the Galaxy S4 yet, but rumor has it that it could be 9.1 mm thick, which makes it thicker than the Galaxy S3 and even the iPhone 5. We’re expecting the Galaxy S4 to have a brilliant 5-inch full AMOLED HD display with a resolution of 441 ppi and would support the S-Pen, which would definitely give it an edge over the iPhone 5’s4-inch Retina Display screen.
On the inside: The Samsung Galaxy S4 can be expected to have a quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. It would run on Android 4.2. The Apple iPhone 5 has a dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and runs on iOS 6. While we can’t quite compare the OS’s, in terms of processing power, the former seems to be pretty well equipped.
The camera: Samsung Galaxy S4 is rumored to have a whopping 13 MP rear camera. If this is true, then this certainly fares way better than the iPhone 5’s 8 MP camera. We’ve also heard that the front-facing camera could be a 1.9 MP one, which is slightly better than the iPhone 5’s 1.2 MP.
Yes, we can sense the excitement building up within you as you read about the Galaxy S4, and we’re right there with you. But we assure you that we’ll bring you all the latest updates about this wonder as soon as we get to know more!… Read the rest
Although the most exciting launch during Google’s recent press event were the new range of Nexus tablets, there was also a Nexus 4 smartphone by LG that was unveiled on the same day. It looks quite good and is surely way more powerful than the Samsung predecessors in the same range, but one of the biggest faux pas LG could have ever made was not providing 4G LTE connectivity on this device.
So why did LG make the latest Nexus not as current in terms of the connectivity? Some say that it’s because Google wants to give consumers the freedom to use any wireless carrier connection on its phone. Given that the iPhone 5 supports 4G LTE, does Google’s flagship smartphone lose considerable points in this competition?
The Nexus 4 features a gorgeous 4.7-inch display on a Gorilla Glass back cover, giving it an expensive feel. Powered by a 1.4 GHz quadcore Snapdragon S4 processor, the Nexus 4 unleashes the real capabilities of Android 4.2 absolutely effortlessly. You can send videos wireless onto your HDTV using the Miracast standard, and even create 360-degree images using Android’s latest Photo Sphere feature.
The Nexus 4 is quite reasonably priced at $299 for the 8 GB model and $349 for the 16 GB one, both unlocked. T-Mobile customers can opt for the 16 GB Nexus for with a 2-year contract for just $199.… Read the rest