Samsung Galaxy S5
 Sansung Galaxy S5 is one of the most technical advanced smartphones nowadays. Let's see what the Korean company can offer here.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been out for quite a while now and it would look like it could outdo the one-year old iPhone 5S. The two companies have been trying to outdo each other by releasing faster, smarter, and maybe bigger smartphones each generation. Now, we'll look at how the two phones fare against each other.

At first glance, the iPhone 5S looks considerably smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S5. The iPhone only measures 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm while the Galaxy measures at 142 x 73 x 8.1mm. The Galaxy is also heavier than the iPhone, weighing in at 145g compared to the latter's 112g.

Material-wise, the iPhone looks better and more robust than the Galaxy, being made out of anodized aluminum whereas the Galaxy is only made out of plastic.

A bigger phone means a bigger screen and the Galaxy S5 has a massive 5.1-inch screen when the iPhone only has a 4-inch screen. The Galaxy also beats it in screen resolution with a full HD 1920 x 1080 display. The iPhone only has a 1136x640 resolution display.

Among the myriad of features found in Samsung’s S-series devices, performance has long been a top priority and the Galaxy S5 is no exception. This year’s model makes a considerable leap forward with its 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM, up from last year’s 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 series chip. The added horsepower makes navigating the Galaxy S5 snappy and responsive with apps and games booting quickly, but it also enables new features like the camera’s rapid capture speed and time saving fingerprint security.

The exterior has been spruced up a bit, with the Galaxy S5 taking on a flashier silver plastic trim and a dimple textured faux-leather back. Although it’s a welcomed change over the Galaxy S4’s high-gloss, almost slimy to the touch finish, the Galaxy S5 is a far cry from the premium look and feel of the iPhone, HTC One (M8), and much of Nokia’s Lumia line. What’s worse, what little ground Samsung has gained with the Galaxy S5’s design tweaks is undone by its cheap, toy-like materials.

Having the ability to connect to a wi-fi network or cellular data if using a SIM card, then edit your images and video with either the Samsung apps, Instagram or any one of hundreds of other Android apps, and then upload them to your favourite online network quickly becomes compulsive and makes the traditional process of downloading to a computer seem laborious and old-fashioned.

Overall it provides a great value for its price, so try not to miss this deal!

Samsung KQ
If you are really sick with Samsung's platic cases, then here is something interesting. Korean company is rumoured to launch a new metal-body smartphone, called Samsung KQ.

Samsung overwatch website SamMobile presented us with a juicy leak which firmly suggests that a "premium" version of Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship phone is in an advanced development stage. It is arguably the most detailed look at the unannounced, and previously denied device to date.

The leak begins by reinforcing the rumors that the Galaxy S5 shipped with a 1080p display due to production problems with the QHD-equipped version. Originally, the S5 was being prototyped with a 2K display, but this version was abandoned in its third revision, which is pretty early in the phone's development cycle. It took ten revisions until the S5 was given the "okay", and seven of these had the 1080p display. This serves to explain why the phone's last year leaks pointed towards a QHD screen, but as the announcement date neared, a 1080p display was to be found in all rumors.

We know that Samsung's strategy is to develop and release a multitude of smartphones and tablets each year in an effort to cover all available and emerging market niches in sight. Given that, pressure from LG's upcoming G3, and how close the company actually got to a 2K smartphone before it settled for less riskier technology, it is entirely predictable that Samsung will find the time and place to release the Galaxy S5 as it may have originally intended - with a QHD display.

The latest leak hints towards that, and lots more. For starters, the addition of a previously unfamiliar Exynos chip is suggested in some models. This is the Exynos 5430, which has four Cortex-A15 cores running on 2.1GHz and four Cortex-A7 cores running on 1.5GHz, an ARM Mali GPU clocked at 600MHz, and a display controller trained to handle the 2K display's many additional pixels.

The Exynos 5430 also has a HEVC (high-efficiency video coding) controller that already supports up to 8K UHD video (8192x4320) playback. It also boasts a dedicated audio encoding, decoding and processing processor that Samsung named "Seiren".

Let's hope, that June brings this monster into our hands!


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Samsung Galaxy S4 Camera Edition
Many of you have seen presentation of the new iOS 7, which got many positive and also negative reviews due to its "cartoon-like interface".

But let's leave it aside. Here is something not so wide-spread - Samsung Galaxy S4 with.. a 10x optical zoom camera. This makes it look more like a camera, not a smartphone, really.

Technical specs are more and less same as for Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini version - 4.3' siplay with 960 x 540 resolution, duo-core Exynos 4210 1.5Ghz, graphics Mali-400 MP, 1.5 Gb of RAM and 8Gb of internal memory.

Camera specs are 10x optical zoom, 16 MP and FullHD of course. Test shots are quite good, though it is hard to believe that such device is popular on the market.

Anyway, diversity and choice is always better than no choice.

Samsung Galaxy S4 for $630!

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Samsung Galaxy S4
As you know, Samsung Galaxy S4 has been announced on March 14. This is the most powerful smartphone at the moment with lots of innovative features. Samsung made it shine like a star, as usual. Massive marketing campaign (almost as interesting as Apple has for their devices) boiled the interest to the highest grade.

So, what we have in Galaxy S4?

5 inch Super AMOLED screen with a PenTile technology (although different from penTile in Galaxy S3), FullHD (1920 x 1080 dpi) and 25% less power hungry. Design is same as S3 - round corners with a shiny back cover. Personally, I prefer Galaxy S2 design more.

What is interesting is that device became even smaller. Lenght is the same, but width and thickness are a bit of a smaller values. Weight is also only 130 vs 133 of S3.

Samsung Galaxy S4 will be equipped with 8-core (EIGHT CORE!!) processor and 2GB RAM (some countries will only have 4 cores - losers, just kidding :) ). Innovative options include temperature and humidity sensors, possibility to charge remotely (using a special device of course).

Couple of surprises in software part as well. Android 4.2.1 out of the box with 4.2.2 upgrade after a month. Samsung Smart Scroll option, which scrolls the text when you look at the bottom of the screen. Samsung Smart Pause puts video on pause when you stop watching it. Air View will give a possibility to control S4 with gestures without touching the screen. For example, you are able to see the message contents by just putting a finger above the email. Overall, pretty interesting beast, though design could be better.

Samsung Galaxy SIII / S3 for $420!

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