Posts tagged with: Galaxy Note 3
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    Samsung gained a lot of controversy last year with the launch of its Galaxy S 4. If you remember, the device defeated every single device it competed with in benchmarks, but that was until it was unveiled that Samsung was using some extra code that made the device look good on the tests. A lot of this drama has been forgotten, but so have benchmarks from most of the tests that even we use, as it's clear that credibility is questionable. New reports claim that the company has removed this extra code from the Android 4.4 KitKat updates that are being pushed to its Samsung Galaxy S 4 and ...

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    Thought we were wrapped-up with LG's new phablet, the G Pro 2, following our hands-on with the Android yesterday? Not even! In addition to bringing you footage of the new smartphones, tablets, and wearables making an appearance at the MWC this year, we're also doing our best to bring you early comparisons between this new gear and models with which you may be already familiar. Today we put the G Pro 2 up against the pope of phablet-town, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3. Even with the G Pro 2's larger display it doesn't come off as substantially larger than the Note 3 - and that's a big deal, ...

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    We are almost done putting HTC's new Desire 816 5.5-inch Android through some early hands-on comparisons, having already checked it out against HTC's One lineup, and now we're switching manufacturers to see hot the 816 looks when compared to the phablet everybody wants to beat, last year's Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Make no mistake: the Note 3 is going to outshine the 816 at most of the stuff we'd throw at it - these devices are just very much in different classes. That said, it's not like an open-and-shut-case here, and the 816 can do a few things the Note 3 can't, like take really high-res ...

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    The Galaxy S 5 versus the Galaxy S 4 may be the most obvious comparison to make between Samsung's all-new flagship and its previous models, but with the big 5.1-inch display, might it make sense to also see how the GS5 looks against a full-on phablet? That's just the thought we had in our minds as brought along a Note 3 to this evening's Unpacked event, armed and ready to see how the GS5 compares to Samsung's current phablet heavyweight. This year puts us in an interesting position, as we're used to Samsung taking much of the features from its previous flagship - be that Galaxy S or Note - ...

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    Is Sony's new Xperia Z2 a phablet? It used to be that the five-inch mark served as the unofficial gateway into phablet territory, and as the the Z2 trades-in the Z1's 5.0-inch display for a 5.2-inch panel, it's edging-in to that space; remember, the original phablet, the first Galaxy Note, only had a 5.3-inch screen. Then again, a lot's changed since those days, and is a phablet today better described as something like the Z Ultra, solidly into the six-inch space? We went hands-on with Z2 and a couple of its peers at the MWC today, checking out how the new Sony Android measures-up against ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nokia X event that's now being teased for MWC. We then talk about the HTC M8, its possible event for March 25th, the new leaked renders, and we even talk about a new program called HTC Advantage. Samsung is up next as we go through the news of the company removing the block between third-party accessories and its Galaxy Note 3. Then we go through Samsung's new LED-flash technology for its future smartphone line-up. We end today's show talking about Windows Phone's possible absence from MWC. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    Just about a month ago, Samsung had begun distribution of its KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 3, and as users installed the new software, we started hearing reports about phone accessories that no longer functioned. As it turns out, the update started detecting whether or not S-View-style cases were Samsung-approved, and disabled the corresponding software functionality if they weren't legit. While it looked like a real jerk move, it wasn't unexpected, as rumors had been suggesting since fall of last year that just such a restriction was in the works. However, faced with publish backlash ...

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    Our apology for the late upload due to technical difficulties. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Best Buy's insane price-drop of 50% off the Samsung Galaxy Gear, aside from other AT&T's deals. We then talk about the new iBeacon deployment at two MLB stadiums for a game in March. Apple and Samsung follow the news as both company's CEOs met last week to discuss patents. Then we talk about Samsung and its new patent that plans to bring signature unlocks on the Galaxy Note line-up. We end today's show talking about Microsoft Office for iPad, and the possible launch coming ...

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    To date, essentially all manufacturers who have attempted to mimic Samsung's success with the Galaxy Note line of oversized smartphones have done so by packing as many great specifications as possible inside the phone and slapping a premium price tag on it to boot. But not everyone who wants a smartphone-tablet hybrid wants or needs an over the top smartphone. And they may not want to pay premium prices to get such a phone. Much smaller phones, like the Moto G, have impressively replicated the performance and experience provided by the much more expensive Moto X. So why can't a so-called ...

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    I can't even begin to count the number of times I've been called a fanboy or how many times I've been told I was unwittingly paid by [insert manufacturer name here]. Seriously, if anyone knows the account number for the checking account holding the insurmountable back pay I never received for publicly plugging and recommending products (whilst also cutting others down to size), feel free to share. After all, I'm the fanboy who deserves it, right? Joking aside, I've never known a fanboy who willingly and openly carried the operating systems he allegedly hates. I carry an iPhone 5, Moto X, ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    Apple's results last quarter have proven to shock more than few of us. Just recently we learned that the iPad actually gained global marketshare for the first time in a while last quarter, which is extremely difficult in a world full of $200 tablets. Now it seems that even the iPhone broke some records in sales last quarter when compared to its direct competition. Two quarters ago, Samsung's 38% of US smartphone market share had surpassed Apple's 34%, something which proved to be a great achievement for Samsung, given how popular the iPhone is in the United States. Most of us assumed that ...

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    If you're the sort of smartphone user who's perfectly happy with a 720p screen, thinks that 1080p is a little bit excessive, and these new quad HD 2560 x 1440 models are nothing short of crazy, you might want to put your head down for a moment and take a time out. That's because Samsung has been talking about its plans for super-high-res displays at a South Korean conference, and it's looking to take things past even 2K displays into the untamed wilds of 4K Ultra HD. First things first: Samsung reportedly confirmed its work towards a phone with a 1440p panel, and a high-contract OLED ...

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    Last week, following the start to distribution of the KitKat update for Samsung's Galaxy Note 3, we picked up on reports from users that their third-party cases were no longer functioning properly, stripped of S-View features. While that was bad news, it wasn't exactly unexpected, since rumors stemming to last fall suggested that such a crackdown on “unauthorized” accessories was coming – and specifically in regards to cases or wireless charging adapters. Faced with the backlash over this move, Samsung has released a short statement, though you'll have to decide for yourself just how ...

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    It’s a smartwatch we’ve talked a lot about over the past couple months, putting it through a comparison with its arch-nemesis the Pebble before evaluating it based on rigid awesome/not awesome criteria. We'll also be touching on its (unofficial) ability to sync with non-Samsung devices in a video next week. But the Samsung Galaxy Gear recently received a significant software update in the form of the MK7 system package, and it’s important enough that we thought we’d give it a quick look in our review studio. Click on down to the Galaxy Gear update review to see how the new software ...

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