Between these handsets, it’s no secret that the fully blown Samsung Galaxy S5
is the more capable of the two. The real question is just how many of the premium device's feature the Galaxy S5 mini
manages to retain – and the results may surprise you. Read on as Gizmag compares two of the Korean firm’s biggest handsets for 2014.
If you like the idea of Sony's QX lens system
, but don't warm to the extra weight and bulk (not to mention the rather high price tag) it adds to your smartphone, Ztylus has something that may be of interest. The company has produced a stylish case to protect your iPhone, Note 3 or S4 from life's bumps and scrapes that's also home to a circular mount onto which a multiple lens system is attached. This gives mobile snappers four additional lens options to play with. The downside is that the case and lens system need to be purchased separately, but it's still a nifty way to expand the photographic capability of your smartphone.
Google is preparing to fully roll out Android Wear
and the first smartwatch to run the platform could be going on sale soon, but it remains to be seen if consumers are actually interested in extending their mobile devices to their wrists. Having spent a month with the Android and iOS-compatible Martian Notifier smartwatch, I've come to the conclusion that it may offer the best way for early adopters, the mobile-obsessed or the busy every-man or woman to get his or her feet wet in the new wearable
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 8.4
marries a terrific screen with a ridiculously light and thin build. But is it worth a US$170 premium over the 2013 Nexus 7
? Let's see if comparing the two tablets' features and specs tells us anything.
The Samsung Galaxy S5
is already one of highest spec phones available to buy, and now Samsung has announced a tuned-up version. The Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A features faster internet access, an improved screen and more RAM, but it's only being touted for launch in South Korea.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S
rivals the iPad more than anything else, but the tablet is also launching with a Bluetooth keyboard that can transform it into a faux laptop. And who knows faux laptops better than Microsoft? Let's pit the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 against the Surface Pro 3
, and see how their features and specs compare.
It seems like just a few months ago that Samsung was unveiling its first high-end tablets (and, come to think of it, it was only five short months ago
). But at an event this evening at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Samsung pulled back the curtain on what it's describing as its first flagship
tablet, the Galaxy Tab S. Gizmag was there for some quality hands-on time.
It's easy to forget, but Barnes & Noble's Nook Color
was, in a sense, a "Kindle Fire" before the Kindle Fire ever was. Amazon's bookselling rival launched the first budget 7-in e-reader/tablet hybrid in late 2010, a full year before the 1st-gen Fire
hit store shelves. Well, fortunes change, Nook tablets weren't exactly smash hits and today all that's left of B&N's tablet strategy is a new partnership with Samsung.
Though LG's smartphones sell pretty well, they aren't nearly as popular as Samsung's. But is an underdog like LG more likely to push the smartphone envelope? Let's plop down LG's latest flagship
, the G3, next to the Samsung Galaxy S5
to compare their features and specs.
With many people using their smartphone's image capture capabilities as often as they use the device for making calls, it's not surprising that manufacturers continue to beef up smartphone camera credentials. The latest device to blur the lines between smartphones and dedicated point and shoot cameras is Samsung's Galaxy K zoom.