Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs LG Optimus G Pro Vs LG Google Nexus 4 Vs HTC One: The Gods Come Into Battleground With Shiny Swords

With such a large number of smartphones out in the market, how do you know which is the best deal for your money? Given how pricey these phones, you better make sure you’re getting the most powerful return for your buck. So here’s a comparison of some of the hottest phones in the market based on various performance benchmark tests:

GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD: Yes, this benchmark test’s next version, 2.7, is already out, but we still decided to stick with this tried and tested version instead. We got the Nexus 4 leading this test with a score of 44 fps, while the Galaxy S4 managed a pretty good 40 fps. We can’t really give a lot of credit to the Nexus 4 for being a winner in this category because it’s got a lower resolution 720p screen when compared to the others. The Galaxy S4, on the other hand, owes its lead to its powerful processor, while the HTC One came third scoring 32 fps.

AnTuTu: This is one of the most popular performance benchmarking tests for smartphones and in this one, the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One are nearly neck-to-neck. The test assesses the performance of the hardware and scores the HTC One slightly higher at 23529 than the Galaxy S4’s 23391. The Optimus G Pro ranks a distant third, scoring under 20000 here.

Quadrant Standard: Yet another popular benchmarking test, this one’s results have the Galaxy S4 scoring a slight lead over the HTC One. While the HTC One scores around 12000, the Galaxy S4 got a few more points, while the Optimus G Pro came in third, scoring some points less than 12000.

Vellamo HTML5 and Vellamo Metal: This test assesses how well the phones’ HTML5 performance as well as the ‘Metal’ performance. In the HTML5 test, we’ve got LG’s Optimus G Pro leading the pack scoring just under 2500, followed closely by the HTC One. The Galaxy S4’s HTML5 performance ranks third with around 2000 points. In the Metal test, we’ve got close competition between the HTC One and the Galaxy S4, with the former getting a slight lead. The Optimus G Pro’s got a distant third rank in this test.

3DMark: Yet another popular benchmark test, this one basically tests on three categories – Ice Storm Extreme, Graphics and Physics.  In the first category, the Nexus 4 takes the lead followed closely by the HTC One. In the Graphics test, both these phones got identical scores. But in the Physics test, we had the Nexus 4 taking the lead, followed closely by the Galaxy Note 2, while the HTC One ranked a distant third.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Redefines Sexy With Stylus Pinned Up—Note To Amaze With Flipboard And Awesome Note

Samsung has managed to notch up a brand name. Samsung has garnered a loyal line of fans. Samsung has also hit bull’s eye with applications. None of these are understatements.

With its Note 8, the Korean King has lifted lids off two popular apps that shall now be available on all its Note avatars. The world has taken to Flipboard to read news on the move. How could Samsung not incorporate the app on device? The Stylish Stylus makes flipping news boards breezier and cool. This app is a winning bargain on Note.

The next app that Samsung offers bundled on Note 8 for a year and as downloadable on predecessors is iOs application for making notes/plans– Awesome Note. Despite users grunting at a small interface on Note and Note 2, it has hogged hordes of loyalists already. You even have our word for the wow factor of both apps. Samsung’s surprises come with a capital S indeed!… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 : The Samsung Game Becomes Thrilling And Riveting

Samsung’s all set to launch its latest flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in just a few hours from now, and until that moment, we decided to keep ourselves busy with a lot of comparisons to see just how well the phone will do. For the lovers of the S-Pen, today we’re pitting the Galaxy S4 against two other Samsung devices – the recently launched Galaxy Note 8.0 and the Galaxy Note 2 phablet. Which of them makes most sense for you?

Samsung Galaxy S4: While the official word on the phone will get out in just a few hours, according to rumors, it will have a 4.99-inch or a 5-inch full HD display. The Galaxy S4 could be powered by either Samsung’s very own octo-core Exynos 5 processor or a quad-core processor and should have at least 2 GB of RAM. In terms of camera, we’re hoping to see at least a 13 MP one in the rear. Additional features we’ve heard of including eye-tracking and floating touch, making it extremely user friendly and intuitive.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0: The Galaxy Note 8.0 seems to be a direct competitor to the Apple iPad Mini and comes with S-Pen capabilities. It features an 8-inch display with a resolution of 800X1280 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core Exynos 4412 1.6 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. You can choose from either 16 GB of 32 GB of internal storage and expand it using microSD cards. The Galaxy Note 8.0 runs on Android 4.1.2 and is fitted with a 5 MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP one in the front. It’s also got a rather big 4,600 mAh

Samsung Galaxy Note 2:
This bestseller was launched a few months after the Galaxy S3 and is doing pretty well in the market. It has a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 720X1280 pixels and also has the S-Pen. Running on Android 4.1.1 out of the box, it can be upgraded to Android 4.1.2 and is powered by a quad-core Exynos 4412 1.6 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. You can choose from 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal space, and there’s a microSD card slot in case that proves insufficient. An 8 MP rear camera and a 1.9 MP front-facing camera should keep the photography lovers content, while the 3,100 mAh battery keeps this phablet running for up to 16 hours on a single charge. battery.… Read the rest

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As We Await The Debut Of Samsung Galaxy S4, We Look Behind At The Samsung Galaxy S3 And Other Android Wonders

One hell of a phablet, makes all the difference with a stylus in tow






HTC Driod DNA Is a looker and passes as a admirable Andriod Device





Stylish Motorola offering, Motorola Driod Razr Max offers the best battery life though camera fails to impress







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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Vs ZTE Grand Memo : A New Showstopper Phablet To Take On Samsung

Samsung sure did have a good run in 2012, with its two bestsellers, the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2. But it looks like 2013 is going to be a harder year for the world’s largest smartphone maker. Many of its competitors are gearing up to take down Samsung and unleashing fabulous devices into the market to pull away its fans. One such company is ZTE, formerly known as a company that makes cheap devices. It’s all set to enter the premium segment with its latest Android phablet, the Grand Memo, unveiled at MWC 2013. But does it stand a chance against Samsung’s popular phablet?

ZTE Grand Memo: Firstly, ZTE’s phablet does have a larger 5.7-inch screen with a 1280X720 pixel resolution. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and 2 GB of RAM. It also has a larger 3,200 mAh battery which should give it equal power as the smaller sized Galaxy Note 2. The Grand Memo does have a better 13 MP rear camera than the Galaxy Note 2 as well as 16 GB of internal storage. Knowing ZTE, this phablet will surely be far more affordable than Samsung’s model.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: The Galaxy Note 2 has a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution 1280X720, giving it a slightly higher ppi count that ZTE’s phablet. There’s a quad-core 1.6 GHz Snapdragon processor and 2 GB of RAM to let you run pretty much any app from the Android market. The 8 MP rear camera is surely lesser in resolution than that of the Grand Memo’s, but this phablet does come with better internal storage – choose from a 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB model.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Leads The Android Pack..Samsung All Smiles

The Korean giants have indeed conquered android. We have latest news pouring in that projects Samsung as being the undisputed leader in the Android market—with a 47 per cent slice. Eight out of 10 top devices that use this platform come from the Samsung stable.

Of course, as one might well have anticipated Galaxy S III as the king. Galaxy S II closely follows it. Both account for a whopping 17.4 per cent market share in this segment. Galaxy Ace, Note and Note II follow suit. The Samsung Epic 4G too makes it to the list of eight Samsung devices.

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Samsung Galaxy SIII Vs iPhone 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Samsung Empire Strikes Back In UK, Apple Needs To Step Up

Mystery shopping seems to have thrown light on the smartphone story in the UK. Leading survey firm Informa Telecoms and Media had let out a bunch of shoppers to dig into which smartphone has taken the country by storm and the clock struck the Samsung mark.


Yes, you heard it right, despite Apple and Samsung being equally popular in terms of promotional recommendations, the crown rested on the Korean king when it came to sales.


We got an official confirmation from Informa on these lines, “(It is) ‘likely that sales assistants see the Samsung devices as a safe bet to earn greater commissions.’ ”


And coming to the players left in the doldrums, the honors were taken by Motorola and RIM!

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Sony Xperia Z Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Vs LG Optimus VU: Are You Up For Polished And Pulled Together 5-inch Beauties?

2013 looks like it’s going to be the year of the phablet, what with nearly every phone maker bringing out their own 5-inch offering. As screen sizes get bigger, the one major factor that will affect buyers’ choices would be screen resolution, battery power, and the overall performance of the device. Here’s a list of what we think are the 10 best phablets to look out for in 2013.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2:                                                                                    

Well, this one’s not exactly 5-inches. At 5.55 inches, the Galaxy Note 2 is bigger than the other devices we’ve listed, but it’s fabulous. It’s also the priciest in this category, despite which it has been doing quite well worldwide. A 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, and the S-Pen feature make the Galaxy Note 2 worth lusting after. The Galaxy Note 2 has an 8MP rear camera and a 1.9MP front-facing camera.

Sony Xperia Z: 

This one promises to be a solid contender against Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2. With its 5-inch fulld HD display, a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, this one’s absolutely feature-loaded. It features a 13 MP rear camera with Exmos RS technology, which we’re really excited about. Oh, and did we mention that it’s dust and water resistant too?

Huawei Ascend D2: 

CES 2013 has seen many smartphone companies unveiling their own 5-inch phablets, and Huawei’s Ascend D2 is just one in this list. Powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and with 32 GB of internal storage, it’s designed to help Huawei shake its tag off as a budget phone maker and get known as a premium brand. Like the Sonx Xperia Z, the Ascend D2 is also dust and water resistant and is fitted with a 13MP rear camera.

Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD: 

Alcatel’s flagships smartphone was also unveiled at the CES 2013. The Scribe HD features a brand new MediaTek quad-core processor and offers 4G connectivity as well. An 8MP rear camera and a 2 MP front-facing camera will keep the photographers happy, and it will be available in multiple color options – black, white, yellow and red.

Micromax Canvas 2 A110: 

If you’re looking for a 5-inch phablet that’s affordable, yet packs a decent punch, the Canvas 2 is definitely something you should consider. Its 480X800 pixel resolution may seem a lot lower than the premium phablets, but for regular usage, it’s satisfactory. Powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and 512 MB of RAM, this comes with an internal storage of about 2 GB which can be expanded via microSD cards.

Lenovo K860: 

Lenovo’s entry into the world of phablets with the K860 hasn’t yet gathered much of steam. But the phone itself is quite a good pick – with a 5-inch IPS display having a resolution of 720X1280 pixels. Powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, it has an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front-facing camera. The K860 has 8GB of internal storage as well as a microSD card slot for those wanting more memory.

LG Optimus Vu: 

This one’s quite different from all other 5-inch phablets, primarily because of its unique shape. So if you want something that stands out from the crowd, consider the Optimus Vu with its wider screen. This phone is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, and comes with 32 GB of internal storage. It has an 8MP rear camera but only a 0.3MP front-facing camera, which is a bit of a downer in comparison with its competitors.

Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500: 

The Spice Mi-500 manages to hold its own in the crowded space of affordable phablets. Its 5-inch display has a resolution of 480X800 pixels and it is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and 512 MB of RAM. The phone comes with 4GB of internal memory which can be expanded via a microSD card. However, in terms of camera power, it lags behind with its 5MP rear camera and 0.3MP front-facing camera.

Karbonn A21:

This one has a slightly more powerful 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor in the affordable phablet lineup. The Karbonn A21 comes with an 8MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. The only downside is its smaller battery of 1800 mAh, which means it will need charging more frequently than the other phablets.

Wicked Leak Wammy Note: 

Yet another reasonably priced tablet, we especially love its name. In terms of its specs, there’s nothing wicked about the 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage. An 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front-facing camera is what you’ll get on the Wammy Note, which is just about average in terms of performance.



HTC J Butterfly:

This phone features a 5-inch display with a 440 ppi resolution. Powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB RAM, it can be considered a worthy contender against the Galaxy Note 2. Fitted with an 8MP rear camera, the J Butterfly runs on Android 4.0, however we wish it came with Android 4.1 instead.




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Huawei Ascend D2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Vs HTC X+: Is Bigger Really Better?

It does seem like an unusual combination of devices to compare, but what we’re trying to do here is to see how some of the latest devices launched figure when pitted against the already existing bestsellers. That’s why we’ve decided to compare the freshly announced Huawei Ascend D2 against the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and HTC X+. After all, in terms of size, it does fit in right in the middle of these two contenders.

Huawei Ascend D2: This 5-inch phablet is literally a powerhouse, with its 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. Quite unlike the Huawei brand which is known primarily for its affordability, this one without a doubt is as premium as you can expect. The display is an IPS Super Retina display with full HD and a resolution of 443 ppi. And the best thing about it – the Corning Glass screen is dust and water resistant too. To top it off, the Ascend D2 comes with a 13 MP camera that can even capture HD videos. 9.9 mm thick the Ascend D2 runs on a massive 3000 mAh battery – so game, browse, and do more for much longer time on the Android 4.1 interface.

HTC One X+: With a 4.7-inch display, this one’s more on the smartphone side, but don’t brush it off just yet. With a Super LCD2 display having a 312 ppi, it does manage to reproduce images quite vividly. Powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, the only letdown is its 1 GB of RAM. However, if you’re not into running very heavy apps, you wouldn’t know the difference. With a 2100 mAh battery, it is no match for the Galaxy Note 2 or Ascend D2 in terms of talk-time or standby but does manage to work for a decent amount of time nevertheless. The One X+ has been fitted with an 8MP rear camera and a 1.6 MP front-facing camera. It also comes with 64 GB of internal storage space, which is quite comfortable.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: This one’s at the other extreme of the spectrum, with its gigantic 5.5-inch display. However, with a resolution of just 267 ppi, viewing isn’t as much of a pleasure as it is on the other two devices. However, dig deeper and you find sheer processing power, with a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, as well as 64 GB of internal storage. This one’s meant for quite a bit of heavy-lifting. The Galaxy Note 2 is also fitted with an 8MP rear camera, but its front-facing camera has a resolution of 1.9MP. Another huge advantage is its 3100 mAh battery, which keeps this phablet running for a long time on a single charge.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Will it be the Next Bestseller from Samsung?

The year has barely begun when the tech world has become abuzz with rumors about what Samsung will bring out next. After the much celebrated success of the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, tech fans are eagerly awaiting the Galaxy S4. So, we decided to jump on the bandwagon and compare the upcoming (rumored) Galaxy S4 with the current hottest Samsung device, the Galaxy Note 2.

There are many rumors that peg the release date of the Galaxy S4 as sometime in end-February, during Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. However, Samsung has not yet confirmed any of these rumors, so we’re not really sure if there’s any truth in them. Given that the Galaxy Note 2 was launched in late 2012, it comes as no surprise that it will end up competing against the Galaxy S4, whenever it releases.

Dimensions: The Galaxy Note 2 has a separate niche for itself in the range of phablets – too big to be just a smartphone, but smaller than a tablet with its 5.55-inch display. However, we are expecting the Galaxy S4 to be smaller than the Galaxy Note 2 and have dimensions more comparable with its predecessor, the Galaxy S3. What we can expect, however, is that it would have a larger display but a slimmer body than the S3.

Display: According to rumors, the Galaxy S4 could have a 4.99-inch or a 5-inch display. The Galaxy S4 display is rumored to have a 1080p resolution and a count of 440 pixels per inch, similar to the Droid DNA, which makes visuals stand out far better than on the Galaxy Note 2.

Camera: Samsung has fitted the Galaxy Note 2 with an 8 MP rear camera and a 1.9 MP front-facing camera. With every step towards improvement, it’s not surprising that the camera in the upcoming Galaxy S4 would be more powerful. We’re hearing that it could have a 13 MP rear camera.

Processing power: With a quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, the Galaxy Note 2 is all about power in your palms. If this is anything to go by, we’re hoping to see a similar configuration even in the Galaxy S4. In addition, hopefully, Samsung will include a wireless charging feature on the Galaxy S4 – something that’s missing in the Galaxy Note 2, but already available as an option on its other competitors.

OS: The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which also includes the Google Now feature, and is a huge step over the previous Android 4.0 ICS. In addition, Samsung has put in TouchWiz feature over the OS, which gives the phablet many additional features like Multi-Window View. Samsung could even offer an upgrade to Android 4.2 for the Galaxy Note 2. On the other hand, the Galaxy S4 could run on Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, which is expected to release sometime in May 2013.

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