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Samsung Galaxy S5

If you’re in the market for a flagship smartphone, today is probably a good time to hunt for your next device, with several brands — both the big and independent ones — having released their latest flagships. Perhaps among the most important brands across the smartphone spectrum are Apple and …

Samsung Galaxy S5 review

It’s flagship season here at <i>Android Authority</i>, and following our in-depth look at the HTC One (M8) and the Sony Xperia Z2, it’s now time to dive into Samsung’s latest high-end smartphone offering! As is the case with every Samsung launch, the Galaxy S5 is one of the most eagerly-anticipated …

Spec Battle: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs the competition

<b>Update:</b> <i>New details have emerged that the Galaxy S5 will launch with the Snapdragon 801 SoC, not the Snapdragon 800 which appeared in devices at MWC. This should not affect the comparisons made below, as the Snapdragon 801 is based on the same Krait 400 CPU cores and Adreno 330 graphics chip at the</i> …

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Galaxy Note 3 is one of the best smartphones of 2013, bringing together everything you’d ever need in a handheld device, backed by one of the (then) most powerful processing packages around. The latest Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S5, aims to take things to a whole other level. How do the two …

Samsung Galaxy S5 - Specs explained

After months of rumors surrounding details about the Galaxy S5, Samsung has finally unveiled its latest flagship at its Unpacked event in Barcelona. While some of the rumors were right, there certainly were more than a few surprises with the Galaxy S5.<p>So what’s all new with the newest member of the …

We have a message from another world

In the summer of 1899, while alone in his Colorado Springs laboratory working with his magnifying transmitter, the inimitable Nikola Tesla observed a …

State of Android: India Monthly Roundup (October 2013)

It’s time again for a roundup of all the Android-related news including new smartphone releases (the Nexus 5 is here!), OS updates, app news, and network carrier news in India during October 2013. As always, there’s a lot to talk about, so let’s get started!<p>Sony Xperia C officially launched<p>In an …

Must read Android: top 18 stories this week

This week, in your world of Android: Samsung introduced four new tablets, CES teemed with cool new wearables, smart cars were in the spotlight, Sony launched the Xperia Z1 Compact, Nvidia teased the new K1, Asus launched a line of ultra-cheap smartphones, an exec talked about the launch of the …

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 official: specs, features, pricing and release date

<i>Editors note – video coming soon!</i><p>The Pro line of Samsung tablets is no longer a secret – the Pro devices have been seen in many rumors before CES 2014, and in various unofficial instances earlier today. However, it’s finally time to look at the Samsung NotePRO 12.2 model.<p>Specs and features<p>The …

Sony announces the Xperia Z1 Compact, a 'no comprise' 4.3-inch handset

At tonight’s Sony press conference, the Xperia Z1 Compact was finally officially unveiled. As excepted, the handset is essentially just as powerful as its bigger brother, only in a more condensed form with a lower-resolution display.<p>The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is certainly a welcome addition in a …

TCL's $330 Idol X+ boasts 2GHz octa-core chip, Bluetooth activity tracker

While some of us are still recovering from holiday, the TCL folks in China -- whose products are better known under the Alcatel brand in many other countries -- have gone ahead and launched a new phone. As the name suggests, the Idol X+ is pretty much an updated version of the already impressive …

Android Q&A - December 12, 2013

Welcome to this week’s edition of Android Q&A! As always, we try to answer as many of your great questions as possible. This week, we talk about the best large tablet, the possibilities of flexible displays, and a lot more. Let’s get started!<p>Question 1<p>What are the advantages of having a flexible …

Quick look : Samsung Galaxy Round vs LG G Flex

Both Samsung and LG are pioneers of what could become a very popular trend very soon, with their respective curved display smartphones. But how do the two compare to each other? Does this increasing focus on form factor lead us to this natural evolution? Are curved displays a good thing? Are they …

A month in the life of a Galaxy Note 3 owner

This is my Note 3, there are many like it but this one is mine.<p>The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been a fairly big deal. In its first month of existence, it’s sold over 5 million units. It’s had positive reviews from tech sites and consumers alike. So what is it like to actually use one everyday? I …