Many of the world’s great thinkers are often quoted for saying something to the tune of: “I would have written a shorter letter to you, but I didn’t have enough time.” In other words, focusing is hard. Anyone can write a 5,000 word review of a smartphone, and these days I’m seeing that happen more and more often, but it takes a serious set of skills to make something that gets the point across in a reasonable span of time.
Chances are you’ve never heard of ST-Ericsson, despite the fact that they’ve announced some pretty amazing silicon in the past. Short summary: It’s a joint venture between the French chip company STMicroelectronics and the Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson. It was created to give companies like Qualcomm some competition.
Size is important, as so the cliché goes. Depending on the type of person you are, you either hate that smartphones are getting larger and larger each and every year, or you welcome the added screen real estate. Myself, I used to be a firm believer that the 3.5 inch iPhone 4/4S was the perfect form factor, but then I wanted to buy a tablet.
Daniel Howley from LAPTOP Magazine recently got a chance to run some benchmarks on a pre-production Samsung Galaxy S4. I’m not going to share the results with you since the device isn’t final yet, but I will share some of Daniel’s other findings. He cranked the display brightness to maximum on the GS4 and saw how it compared to Samsung’s GS3 and Note II.
I recently convinced my boss to tweak this site’s RSS feed so it presents full articles instead of just snippets. He agreed it was an awesome idea, but there’s one small hitch. For those of you who have already subscribed to the feed, you’re probably not going to see any changes. That’s because the feed has a new URL.
You’re probably expecting me to say something about how boring the Samsung Galaxy S4 is. How the phone looks exactly like the GS3, thus making it a complete joke. Sorry to disappoint, but that’s just not how I feel. Not at all.
Two days ago, Samsung announced their 2013 flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S4. I’ve been watching quite a few hands-on videos of the device because I was unable to attend the product unveiling in New York City, and here are, what I think, the best videos currently on YouTube.
Earlier today I shared a link to the Galaxy S 4’s microsite. On said site there were 11 accessories for Samsung’s new flagship phone, but press photos never really do it for me. I want to see real photos, with blemishes and all. While I’ve yet to see any on the internet, I found something even better.
Samsung’s microsite for the Galaxy S 4 showcases 11 accessories that weren’t mentioned during the keynote. I’m not going to run through all of them, you can do that yourself, but I will mention the two that I think stand out. Pictured above is the “S View Cover”.
It’s one thing to say that the GS4 looks a lot like the GS3. It’s another thing altogether to see the two devices being compared on video. It’s almost scary.