Samsung Galaxy S5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S3: The Phone With Killer Features

 

Samsung Galaxy S3 has been in the market for almost two years now and it is still a good option as an Android 4.4 KitKat update is on its way. The smartphone is also very economical and has millions of users around the world. The worldwide popularity of this smartphone would definitely make it comparative with the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S5 in the weeks ahead.

The new Samsung S5 is unlikely to be available in the market until April 2014, so we bring to you some of the key differences between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 in order to update you on the key offerings.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has polycarbonate plastic and sleek curves, a microSD card slot and a removable battery. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S5 would also have a removable back plate and a microSD card slot but its body would be made of metal not plastic. The new Galaxy S5 would have a dust and water resistant design.

The thickness of the Galaxy S5 would be 8.1mm, which is much less than the 8.6mm thickness of the Galaxy S3. The Galaxy S5 would have a weight of 145 grams, but the weight of the Galaxy S3 is only 133 grams.

Samsung Galaxy S3 is available in a 4.8-inch screen size with a pixel resolution of 720 x 1280, while Galaxy S5 would boast a 5.1 inch full HD screen having a pixel resolution of 1080 x 1920.

The Galaxy S3 has 8MP camera, while the Galaxy S5 will be equipped with a 16MP camera featuring hybrid autofocus system and advanced high dynamic range.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 features a standard home button, while the Galaxy S5 does not have this feature and is installed with a finger reader.

Samsung Galaxy S3 is powered by an aging Snapdragon S4 Plus dual-core chip processor, while the new smartphone is likely to run on Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor and an octo-core Exynos processor. The upgraded processor would offer its users a convenience of multitasking and better gaming experience than the Galaxy S3.… Read the rest

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HTC One X vs Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3—Will Blink Feed And Buddy Share Android Win Over iOS and Siri?

apple iphone 6 release date featuresHTC One X can be touted as a wonder baby from the HTC stable. However, we thought of pitting it against the real bulls in the business- Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Apple iPhone 5. In addition, once we flagged the combat to life, we found a thousand reasons to eye the three titans with skepticism. With the sleek iPhone slated to seduce performance wise, we thought the smooth and ravishing Galaxy S3 would lose out along with the metal-beefed HTC One X. However, a head-to-head bullet up left us confused as to who the winner is. 

 Can you decide? Here is all you need to know before jumping on to either compartment. Take a bow.

 HTC One X 

  • 4.7 incher screen
  • Super IPS capacitive display
  • Android v4.0
  • HTC Sense UI
  • 16 or 32 GB
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 MP main shutter
  • 1.3 MP secondary shutter
  • Blink Feed

 Apple iPhone 5 

  • 4-incher screen
  • Retina display
  • iOS 6
  • 8 MP main shutter
  • Less than one MP front shutter
  • Enhanced noise reduction
  • Touch-to-focus
  • 16 or 32 or 64GB memory
  • 1GB RAM
  • Siri
  • Lightning connector 

Samsung Galaxy S3 

  • 4.8-incher screen
  • HD Super AMOLED
  • 1280-by-720 pixels, 306 ppi
  • Android 4.1
  • 8 MP rear shutter
  • 2 MP front shutter
  • Touch-to-focus
  • Burst photography
  • 32 or  64GB memory                                                          
  • 2GB RAM
  • 10 hours, 20 minutes
  • S Beam
  • Buddy Share

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Google Nexus 5: The Brilliant Shiny Android 4.3 to Take Over The Pricey Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S4, successor to the immensely successful Galaxy S3 has been doing very well. But there is new competition on the horizon with the Google Nexus 5. With the many option available in the market it’s clear that one must be smart when buying smartphones.

The Nexus 5 is rumoured to be released in this October. Both the Galaxy S4 and the Nexus 5 boast brilliant features making a choice difficult. Both have 5 inch displays. While the Galaxy S4 has a Quad core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 and quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 the Nexus 5 will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz paired with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. While the Galaxy S4 was released with the Android 4.2.2 platform it has the new 4.3 update available on OTA.

The Nexus 5 will probably be release with the latest 4.3 Android or maybe even the 5.0 Key Lime Pie! The Nexus 5 will probably come with internal storage of 16, 32 and 64GBs – the Galaxy S4 has the same and expandable memory up to 64 GBs. The Galaxy S4 has a 13 MP rear camera – Nexus 5 is rumoured to have the same. While the Galaxy S4 is quite pricey, the Nexus 5 is probably going to the same way as the previous model and be very competitively priced.
It’s good to try and be smart while buying smartphones – except that the choices keep getting harder!
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Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 : The Predecessor out at Amazon for a Low $0.01!

Samsung is apparently stepping ahead in the smartphone race as we hear that the Korean manufacturer is offering the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 at a very low price. Few months ago, Amazon offered the Galaxy S3 for $49.99. However, with the success of S4, the story is a bit different now. Popular and stylish, the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 is now up for grabs at Amazon at a small price of $0.01 with a new contract of 2 years.

Certain reports indicate that Samsung is testing an Android 4.2.2 update for the S3, which will bring the device up to date with some of the best and popular features found on the Galaxy S4. Some of these features include the updated lock screen with new widgets and unlock effects with ripples and light animations. The device will also come loaded with updated S-Voice. Features like voice control will give users easy control over the workings of the smartphone using their voice.

The 4.8-inch Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 will offer users clear screen with 306ppi 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED HD display. Packed with Android 4.2.2 and 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, the smartphone will have an internal memory of 16GB along with 2GB of RAM.

The 8-megapixel camera at the rear comes equipped with zero shutter lag and LED flash, which will let users capture clear photos. There’s also a 1.9-megapixel camera at the front. The Galaxy S3 also offers video recording mode with 1080p HD video capture at the back and 720p HD at the front camera. Other features include 4G LTE radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC (near field communications). There’s also a microSD slot with support for up to 64GB microSD card along with 2,100 mAh removable battery.

With all the features that a remarkable smartphone offers, the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 is out for grabs for almost free. So have you taken your delivery?

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Why The Successor Is A Good Buy ?

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is out for grabs, the smartphone has managed to attract the wandering eyeballs. Despite certain criticism it received, the ball is still in its court. For those who are a little apprehensive about buying it or not, let us come to your rescue. Read on to know some of the reasons why you might just like to buy Samsung Galaxy S4.

Starting with the device’ features, Samsung Galaxy S4 is a pack of goodies. An interesting and stylish device, Galaxy S4 is packed with in-built health apps, pedometers, IR blasters, eye-tracking and motion gesture technology among others. Not really useful for everyone, but these features will surely be loved by all techno freaks.

Coming down to the screen size of the smartphone, the Galaxy S4 isn’t as big as Galaxy S3 but what sets it apart is the screen quality. The brightness sets in the Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. The 5-inch 1080p resolution screen makes the device an impressive choice.

Samsung Galaxy S4 is not a pain in the hand, considering its size. With all smartphones getting bigger and bigger, the Galaxy S4 sits comfortably in hand.

For those who do not like Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, good news is that Google is also offering the Galaxy S4 running stock Android, which means you get to choose the interface you prefer.

Looking at the Android updates such as Jelly Bean 4.3 and Key Lime Pie, the Galaxy S4 will get these updates first as compared to the Galaxy S3. The performance boost of the Galaxy S4 will let it run Android updates smoothly and easily.

Camera is a major point that consumers consider while buying a smartphone these days. Samsung has packed the Galaxy S4 with a good 13 megapixel lens with a clear 1080p HD video shooting mode at 30 fps that makes this device a pro in this facet.

Lastly considering the apps, Samsung Galaxy S4 has pretty much all the applications that you’d want in your smartphone.

With these points listed down, we hope that the decision making has been made easier for you. What do you think of the Galaxy S4? Share your comments with us.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Fails To Lure Its Users, Would Apple iPhone 6 Come To Rescue?

 

Samsung Galaxy S4 has landed itself in deep waters as we hear owners of the device grumble about certain issues that aren’t going well with the smartphone. Touted as being the best-selling Android smartphone, the Galaxy S4 is expected to hit the milestone of 10 million sales all over the world. But will the device achieve it or would Apple iPhone 6 take advantage of the issue?  Following sales, the device is hit with a list of complains, the latest being with its sound quality. Though the Galaxy S4 looks attractive enough to entice users to bag it, these complaints from its owners make us wonder whether it is worth the upgrade from Samsung’s Galaxy S3.         

For someone who wants to be a proud owner of Samsung’s flagship device, it is important to think about all the pros and cons. Considering the complaints so far, let’s get ready to face them. Read on to know top five reasons why the Galaxy S4 is not going down as well as the Galaxy S3.

1. Overheating of the device

Trouble clouded the Galaxy S4 early in May, when users complained that the device reached a temperature so high that it got almost unfeasible for them to hold it against the ear while talking. One of the owners of Galaxy S4 wrote on XDA-Developers forum, “I’ve just now received my Galaxy S4 with Exynos-Octa processor, and from the first minute I noticed overheating, specially in the ear area and it’s annoying, is anyone faced the same problem?”

Overheating of the device makes it totally uncomfortable to hold in hand. Hoping that Samsung will seriously look into the issue, another user of the Galaxy S4 wrote, “The problem is the heat is from the screen side, sometimes I can’t talk with it! Hope it’s a software problem and to be solved soon.”

2. Battery Problem   

Samsung used a powerful 2600mAh battery in its Galaxy S4, which saw an upgrade from the Galaxy S3’s 2100mAh. Surprisingly, issues regarding a drained battery are hovering over the device with users complaining of the problem they got in hand.  

One of the owners wrote on XDA-Developers forum, “I’ve noticed that I have the famous ‘mediaserver battery drain’ issue too. Check under ‘Settings -> More -> Battery’ and see if ‘Mediaserver’ is at the top of the list, and if so, what percentage? Mine is sitting at 55%. I’m down to 31% battery life after 2hours 43mins of use. I suspect the overheating is a symptom of this misbehaving mediaserver, but I could be wrong.”

3. Purple Smear on Phone’s Display

Users of the Galaxy S4 are also complaining about some smearing issues on the phone’s display, with a shade of purple on the letters. One of the owner writes, “Ok I picked up my new Galaxy S4 today, I’ve owned all the galaxy handsets and been pleased with them. However I noticed some weird screen issue earlier, basically while scrolling dark greys on blacks smudge/smear purple.”

4. Rebooting 

Apparently, the Galaxy S4 is facing complaints of malfunctioning when the device’s camera is launched using the lockscreen widget, which in turn reboots the device out of the blue. There are users who complained that this issue followed the recent Galaxy S4 software update.

One of the users wrote, “I have a weird ‘bug’ that has been occurring randomly. When I launch the camera using the lockscreen widget, app start, camera shows no image and bam, reboot. After they reboot, doing the same thing doesn’t cause a reboot. Weird. Anyone else has this ‘bug?’ 

This rebooting issue can get quite infuriating for users and we hope Samsung looks into it as soon.

5. Issue with Sound or Headphones 

One of the users on XDA-Developers forum wrote, “Anyone having issues with audio crackling/distortion when using headphones? It seems with audio volume above 50% using UE600 headphones I get crackling/distortion that gets worse as I increase volume. I’ve read other reports of similar audio issues with decent headphones but not sure what the issue is. I tried stock, cx-270 and koss headphones but they don’t display the issue.”

This issue of crackling sounds when listening to music at a high volume occurs when users use different headphones instead of Samsung earphones.

With all these issues being reported, we certainly will think twice before upgrading to the Galaxy S4. But in case you have already bagged it, feel free to raise the concern. Do you also face the same issues? Share it with us. Read the rest

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Nokia Lumia 928’s vs Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 5: The Freshest Nokia Dish has a Delicious Camera

Just a few more days until Nokia finally unveils its brand new flagship, but we’ve already started speculating if it’s worth checking out. Today, we decided to pit its camera against two of the better smartphone cameras out in the market already – that of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and of the Apple iPhone 5? Will the Lumia 928’s camera be a charmer?

On paper, based on what we’ve heard so far, the Lumia 928 sure looks quite well equipped in the camera department. There’s a new video out on YouTube called “The Hurricane” which provides a comparison among the 3 phones’ cameras. Shot on a roller coaster track, it shows sharper and more colorful images being clicked by the new Nokia flagship, thanks to Nokia’s amazing optical stabilization and low-light image capture features.

The Lumia 928 is expected to have an 8.7 MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia’s famous PureView technology. Of course, it’s strange that the video picked the Galaxy S3 to compare with the Lumia 928, instead of the newer Galaxy S4 with its 13 MP camera.

But given Nokia’s past history of uploading fake videos to promote its handsets, we doubt the veracity of “The Hurricane” video’s claims. Why don’t we just wait a little while longer to verify the tall claims for ourselves?… Read the rest

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Tossed In Tempting Features And Extensive Marketing Would Bestselling Samsung Galaxy S4 Take Over HTC One?

Samsung hits a sixer every time it arrives on pitch. Going by the previous highs in terms of Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy S3 sales, this time the Samsung Galaxy S4 could be in for a record. Turning the pages in the Samsung sales book back, we see that the S3 touched the 10 million mark in two months while its elder bro Galaxy S2 notched 10 million units in five months.

With the rapidly swelling sale wave, the Samsung Galaxy S3 could count 10 million and more in just a month from its lid being lifted. Digitimes said,” the Galaxy S4 has better features than the Galaxy S3, hence sales of the product are expected to exceed its predecessor.”

With 50 countries to welcome the Samsung Galaxy S4 at once, this is no Utopian theory but based on calculations and backed by facts. The makers are way ahead of HTC who are already grappled by supply issues for the HTC One. This could be a far cry for Samsung since it moulds all bones that go into the body of its smartphones—sensors, processors et al. However, we just hope that the giants don’t hit the over-demand counter as Apple often does with iPhone or iPad models.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs Motorola Droid Razr Vs Amazon Kindle: The Cream Of Android

Given the plethora of devices that draws sustenance from Android it is time we do a quick take on the devices that rank high our list in terms of popularity.

  • Samsung Galaxy S3- With the world feeding out of Samsung Galaxy S3’s hands, Android perhaps received the highest boost from the S3. No wonder it accounts for 14 per cent of the Android market in USA.
  •  failed to give us an amazing phone but lapped up fans enough to escalate Android to the top tier of the popularity charts. The Droid atleast gained spot on some list atleast, sigh!
  • Locking horns with smartphones is a tablet that has catapulted the popularity of Android to the top of charts. Amazon Kindle Fire helped Android grab slightly more than 3 percent of the share in the Android niche.

A flood of other devices pumped with Android account for the popularity of the operating system. With names such as Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and Lime Pie, the operating system evokes tasteful memories. It seems well justified that it has picked up so much popularity in its race with Apple iOS.… Read the rest

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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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