Well on paper the Galaxy S5 Mini takes the cake but things do boil down to other subjective things like overall user experience and functionality.
Quad-Core 1.2GHz Vs Quad-Core 1.4GHz
The G3 Beat has a Snapdragon 400 but the one on the S5 Mini is an undisclosed processor, hopefully not an Exynos.
1 GB Vs 1.5 GB
There is hardly any difference between the both with 512MB of more RAM on the S5 mini.
8 GB Vs 16 GB
The S5 mini wins here with the base model offering 16 GB instead of 8 on the G3 Beat. Both have microSD card slots.
8 MP Laser Focus Vs 8 MP AF
1.3 MP FF Vs 2.1 MP
The laser focusing system on the G3 is much better so we trust the beat to have faster focus.
2540mAh Vs 2100mAh
The G3 Beat is the winner with a noticeable high capacity battery.
No Vs IP67
We have nothing other than specs to lay side by side and both look like worthy opponents. Let’s wait for a month or so till both are available on retail shelves.
The second one is well, Microsoft is also planning to scrape the existing Nokia Android phones – the X series and instead make new low cost Windows Phone devices. Stephen Elop explains this in an email he sent to his employees saying “We expect to make this shift immediately while continuing to sell and support existing Nokia X products.”
Maybe the Nokia X badge won’t be ditched after all but none of those X handsets will be associated with Android anymore. It will all be Windows Phone from here. What do you think about this news, is this a distress call? Would you rather have an Android Lumia?
Find My Phone is a fairly popular Android app that helps you track your phone down. The Find My Phone smartwatch app extends the same functionality on your wrist. Since your smartwatch is constantly communicating with your phone, it makes use of that channel and keeps a track of your phone.
The interface is fairly simple and the color scheme as you can see is very flashy. This is a good app to have if you have invested in a smartwatch that runs on Android wear.
Well the official updates will be hitting over the air and if you haven’t gotten a notification on your Droid, we advice you to check for one manually.
In addition to the system specific improvements, the firmware update includes the following :
- Camera: Improved camera image quality including better consistency of exposure, more realistic flash coloring, improved photos in low light conditions using front camera.
- Camera: Added the ability to pause video recording with a convenient pause/resume button on the viewfinder.
- Updated Verizon applications: VZ Cloud and Visual Voicemail application (VVM3.)
- Added Isis mobile wallet application for contactless payment for Droid Ultra users on Verizon.
- Fixed Bluetooth connectivity issue
- Enables Motorola Alert Application download
If you have a Verizon Moto X then even that update is in it’s final rounds, it should start rolling out soon!
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Over the last couple of years, our smartphones have become faster and smarter and even weather proof to an extent, but what we haven’t figured out yet is great battery life.
A new study has found out the sand, instead of graphite in anodes is a great long lasting natural source for batteries in our phones. Zachary Favors of UC Riverside gathered a sample of sand from Cedar Creek Reservoir in Texas where it’s very high in quartz (silicon dioxide). After grounding it up and purifying he mixed it with magnesium and salt.
They have already developed a prototype battery and quote that it has the capacity to charge a mobile device three times as much compared to current batteries. Time will tell if the likes of Apple and Samsung will adopt it. Afterall, we all want our phones to have great batteries!
At Google I/O 2014, we had one major UI overhaul for a not so fancy looking Android KitKat that we know off. With the introduction of Android L 5.0 we had material design that changed the way UI elements interact and animate.
Right off we can see that images now dominate the listings, be it apps or media. Instead of small thumbnails, we have large dramatic icons that results in a screen that looks very clean, organised and clutter free. Yes there will always be frustration because now everything is spread out more. There looks to be more amount of scrolling involved in browsing an app or movie. Also, this is extremely painful on lower resolution devices.
This may very well be a version under testing that may or may not see the light of day. Are you excited about the new look or would you rather stick to the current one?
Sprint is also offering a $150 gift card for everyone who purchases the LG G3 with Sprint Easy Pay and agree to a monthly payment of $25 for a span of 24 months. The exclusive deal starts today and ends on July 24. The LG G3 has a 5.5 inch display with an industry first 2K screen anda Snapdragon 801 with 2/3GB of RAM. A 13MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera with Android Ktikat 4.4.2 onboard.
The Xperia Z1 Compact also a 20.7 MP G lens rear camera and a Snapdragon 800 with 2 GB RAM, 16GB memory storage with microSD expansion and all the connectivity options you need. A reputed seller with high ratings is selling the Z1 Compact for $349.99. The seller also has a 99.4% rating which makes him trustworthy of purchase.
It is available in black, white, lime, and pink, you’ll get a D5503 16GB model, which should work on AT&T’s LTE network. This price is 19% off its regular price. If it interests you, head here.
The hardware from the outside is easy to be mistaken as the Xperia Z2 itself since it looks so similar. On the backside we can see that even the camera is the same 20.7 MP one! However the evidence lies in the device identifying itself as the L55t and the L50t was the Xperia Z2.
There is still a lot we need to learn and publish about what Sony is cooking.
Amazon Japan has jumped the gun and has listed the iPhone 6. The specs mentioned in the listing include a 4.7-inch display, dimensions of 13 x 6.5 x 0.7cm and weight of 113 grams. Apart from that we also know that the next iPhone will be released sometime in the month of September. Amazon had also listed the price of the 64GB US Version as $1380 which is far from final pricing.
There will also be a bigger 5.5 inch iPhone 6 sometimes this year.