Apple's annual iPhone update always brings with it a nice bump in specs, and this year is no different. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are currently being put through their paces by the benchmarking gurus at AnandTech , and the preliminary results show that Apple's newest pair of smartphones are among the best of the best on several popular graphical tests as well as web browsing battery life.
This is not the first time this has happened – all the more sad for the smartphone industry – but as of the moment, benchmarking outfit Futuremark is booting the relatively new Huawei Ascend P7 from its databases. You will remember that Samsung was the first big name caught for trying to “game” benchmarking results, and Huawei is the latest culprit.
Seems like only yesterday when we wrote about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 appearing in AnTuTu ’s benchmark database – check that, it was 3 days ago. The benchmarking outfit is at it again, testing the two rumored processors for the Galaxy Note 4’s two upcoming variants – the Snapdragon 805 for the US version and the Exynos 5433 for the international version. The results are enough to raise an eyebrow at, putting the Samsung-made Exynos chip above Qualcomm’s premier processor.
We've already gotten a few glimpses of the supposed Verizon DROID Turbo, but now it seems that Big Red might have an even more formidable gun in its arsenal. The GFXBench benchmarking site has an entry for the said Motorola smartphone and it reveals hardware that curiously outperforms the flagship. Verizon has had a blossoming relationship with Motorola , so word that a new DROID is on its way isn't exactly surprising. That it will be quite close to the new Moto X flagship, such as a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, 13 megapixel rear camera and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, is, again, nothing extraordinary.
It could be that HP is working on a new Android device with curious high-performance specs. Or it could be nothing. Still, the GFXBench device performance website marked the visit and benchmarking of one such device known only as “HP red”, and listed down the specs for posterity.
It's finally here, the third lovechild between BlackBerry and the luxurious Porsche Design. With the P'9983, alternatively called "Khan" and "Prestige" in some places, BlackBerry is slowly getting back on the track of its former days, hopefully with the promise of better days ahead.
The first reveal of the DROID RAZR M had us surprised - surprised that Motorola would make such a small phone and surprised that such a phone would feel so right in our hand. Now nearly 2 years after that device’s first reveal, (and our review) , a rebranded iteration has been shown by Verizon as the Motorola Luge.
What is a flagship? For some companies, it's about cramming as many features into a device as physics allows. For Huawei, it means something else entirely: Though it creates smartphones for the power-hungry crowd, its most eye-catching devices typically favor mass appeal over brawn. Exhibit A: theAscend P7, a smartphone that emphasizes design and user-friendliness over a blowsy spec sheet.
Rumors and speculation will always be part of the tech game. Leaked screenshots, leaked device images, benchmarks of unreleased devices, FCC filings and more are just some of the things that make their way around the web. It is all like a puzzle that is just begging to be pieced together. The last few months have generated some buzz around an upcoming, we all hope, Moto X+1 device.
Google and Intel have scheduled a press conference next week, with the conversation revolving around Chrome OS. Taking place May 6, not much is known about what the conference will involve, but Intel is no stranger to Chromebooks. Via other manufacturers, Intel’s popular Haswell chipset is in many modern Chromebooks.
AmpMax exhibits some of MyCharge’s finest industrial design to date. The aesthetics are both classy and classic. All the way around the 2.75” by 2.1” by 1” pack, which bulges slightly in the middle, is smooth material which feels nice to the touch. The end caps are slightly different: they’re lighter in color, with a dimpled surface.
Virtual Reality or VR is pretty much a gaming thing so it was quite surprising to learn that Samsung has decided to get its feet wet with the technology. And yet here is the Gear VR , the first fruit of the collaboration between Samsung and Oculus, and we take it for a spin to see just what Samsung has to offer for this rather young market.
This week international shipping records show a new Motorola smartphone being shipped in large quantities around the world. The model number associated with the second "Moto G" device appears in these records, suggesting that the upcoming Motorola event scheduled for next week will reveal the "Moto G2" amongst other devices.
The Xperia Z3 is coming to town and it will be stopping by T-Mobile first. The US carrier has just announced availability details for Sony 's latest and greatest to give their subscribers time to prepare and save up for the device. The Xperia Z3 will go on sale across the country starting October 29.
One of the big reveals for Android 4.4 KitKat's successor,Android L, wasProject Volta-- new tweaks to improve battery life. Those include a new API that schedules minor tasks better, a "battery historian" to track battery-sapping activities and ART, amore efficientruntime. There's also a "battery saver" mode that kicks in aggressively when only 15 percent of the battery remains.