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Google has partnered with various lens companies to bring these which are divided into the following categories : Curve, Thin, Split, Bold . One can choose your favorite by a $225 upgrade, after which it can be applied to the Glass by fitting with some screws.
Last year was pretty interesting for the smartphone industry and one question that repeatedly hit our mailbox was this – which is the best phone of the year 2013!? So we chose two representatives, the best of the Android and iOS platforms and put them head to head to draw meaningful conclusions.
The size difference here is pretty big, the Android representative – the Nexus 5 has a 4.95inch display compared to a modest 4 inch display of the iPhone 5 that makes it taller and components like OIS make the Nexus 5 bulkier.
Again there’s a huge contrast when it comes to choice of materials, the Android counterpart is made of plastic poly-carbonate and the iPhone is the epitome of premium materials and cutting edge manufacturing.That said, the Nexus 5′s smooth matte finish feels much higher-end than the glossy and flimsy plastic you’ll find on most Samsung flagships.
The Nexus 5 comes in two color variants as we speak, although this may change soon. While the iPhone 5s comes in 3 exquisite colors – Gold,Silver and Space gray and those look very nice. The space gray iPhone has a black front, while the silver and gold models sport white faces.
Screen Size :
The Nexus 5 here wins hands down. The 5 inch 1080p screen is just much sharper than the iPhone 5s. However, comparing the quality, the iPhone takes all awards, the LCD screen on the Nexus 5 appears a tad bit washed out and just overall not well calibrated. Both screens are sharp, and your eyes may not need anything sharper than the iPhone’s 326 PPI Retina Display. With that said, the Nexus 5′s 1080p IPS screen does pack in 185 percent more pixels.
The Nexus 5 is blazing fast thanks to that 2.3Ghz Four core CPUs. Where real engineering works is when Apple makes the iPhone 5s work flawlessly on hardware that someone would call 2 year old. Also, it crushes everything in benchmarks.
The Nexus 5′s camera is one of it’s primary weak-points. The iPhone 5s’ camera isn’t a huge improvement over the iPhone 5, but its dual LED flash does give you more colorful and evenly-lit flash photography shots.
Added features : iPhone 5s nails it with 120fps slow motion video while the Nexus 5 has Optical Image Stabilization built into the camera unit. Overall, it’s the iPhone 5S that takes the crown.
Starting Prices (Off Contract) :
The real conclusion is here, the Nexus 5′s killer feature is the price to package ratio – it’s the best performance smartphone at that price off contract! The iPhone 5S with it’s premium feel can be said to the best smartphone overall, with a solid camera, solid performance, solid display and now even a fingerprint scanner, it’s the best engineering wonder your money can buy you.
If you love Android and hate bloatware, love instant updates and hate gimmicky features, the Nexus 5 is for you. If you don’t want to pull your hair on throughout customization, if you don’t want to change settings for a great photo before you take it, you love a snappy User friendly OS and outstanding build quality, look no further than the iPhone 5s.
Which one would you go for!?
After our recent post that showed possible new colors coming to the Nexus, a new Vietnamese blog . Supposedly shows a red version of the Nexus 5. Google may also introduce a yellow version in the future.
According to Vietnamese website Zing.vn (via Webtrek.it), the red Nexus 5 will become available in late February or March 2014, while a yellow model will be introduced at some point in the future. The site claims the yellow version will resemble the bright color of Nokia’s Lumia which we did like.
Would this be a great Valentines gift if it becomes a reality?
The Nexus 5 as we speak is available in 2 standard colors – the black and the white panda version. An interesting new leak today suggests that Google might be looking forward to bring some more flavours to the table.
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple seem to be the colors featured in this screenshot, in addition to the already available two. It does make much sense for Google and LG to bring more options but what do you think, real or fake!?
Back in early 2013 there were rumours of Microsoft encouraging OEMs to push Windows Phone by enabling it to exist alongside another operating system so users can jump back and forth. While back then it was a far fetched dream, there is one very strong contender attempting just that.
The BM 180 is based on WP8, and looks and feels a lot like it, but with an industry focus, rather than being intended for personal use. That means it isn’t ready to be your daily driver as we speak. Also we are sceptical about how quick the switching would be so let’s just hang around till someone figures it out in a better way.
Google is awesome at keeping their innovative products a very good secret until they come out of nowhere to awe us all. This project is lead by Google’s Brain Otis, the Project Envisions painless, non-invasive, and accurate way for people suffering from diabetes to keep their blood sugar level under control.
At Google X, Google encourages innovation at a whole new level and this project is their baby. Google’s smart lens works by putting a minuscule sensor, a hair-thick antenna, and a chip the size of a piece of glitter between two contact lens layers. The sensor is in contact with the tears naturally found on the surface of the eye and can take readings of glucose levels once per second.
Until now, the low-end segment was looked upon and then there was the Moto G. Can a decent smartphone be bought for $50? Well according to a report from Nikkei Asian Review, Chinese company Xiaomi is planning to do just that.
All companies who have dipped in the massy mid-end smartphones have come out with flying results. Do you think more OEMs can pull off a $50 smartphone!?
Nothing at CES was quite crazy as the Pioneer made smart mirror which features, apart from safety options, infotainment options. The theory is that putting a touchscreen device into a mirror is less distracting than your dash (or elsewhere), because it is a place you’re already used to glancing at regularly.
But why would one fiddle with a touchscreen on the rear view mirror or seek infotainment there!? We welcome your comments down below.
Intel literally wants your PC to go mobile and has seriously invested humongous efforts to make this possible. Intel’s Edison is a full featured Dual-Core Pentium class processor having Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities.
The amazingly small development board is part of Intel’s drive to offer a suitably small, but yet powerful, platform that can fit into almost any household object, from wearable tech to coffeemakers, and even coffee cups. Intel is eyeing all wearable companies with this latest offering and even want’s to give a fat pay check to someone who comes with innovative ideas to “Make it Wearable”
Running n a low-power 22nm Intel Quark processor the Edison is a fully working computer with a 400MHz dual-core CPU that can run Linux. It also has its own app store and all this is really too good for starters.
Nvidia has always been showcasing their new chips at CES and this year is no different. Nvidia Unveiled their latest Superphone Chip at the first day of CES 2014 and here is what the company has to offer:
The new K1 chip comes in two pin-to-pin compatible versions. The first is a 32-bit quad-core chip with a 4-plus-1 ARM Cortex A15 CPU, and the second is a custom Nvidia-designed 64-bit ‘Denver’ dual “super core” CPU that is based on the ARMv8 architecture. Both versions of the chip feature the same impressive 192-core Kepler GPU, delivering what Nvidia claims will bring “next-gen console gaming graphics” to mobile devices.
Blown away!? Don’t be excited though, the initial demos did show noticeable lag and while Nvidia does put it off in the name of early prototypes, all these number are not always indicative of day to day performance.