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    What's cooler than a Snapdragon 801-powered, 5-inch-plus, waterproof smartphone? Another Snapdragon 801-powered, 5-inch-plus, waterproof smartphone. That's a poem by noted smartphone researcher Eesee Oveur Eyenot, and while it tells part of the Samsung/Sony drama of 2014, it sure doesn't come close to painting the whole picture. The Xperia Z2 vs Galaxy S5 rivalry is a story of similar specs, yes – but it's also a tale of dueling casings, design approaches, and even lifestyles. One device comes to the ring courtesy of a once-unstoppable juggernaut that's recently let off on the gas ...

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    One of the hallmarks of our review process is the comparison video, and one of our favorite comparisons to make is the cross-platform faceoff. That's especially true when the two competitors are powered by Android and Windows Phone: there are so many disparities to cover, so many philosophical differences to delve into, that it can be a bit daunting – but the payoff, whatever it is, is usually worth it. In today's comparison, that satisfaction comes in the form of surprise. Because the Icon, like most Nokia Lumia devices, is built largely to support its camera, we expected the Verizon ...

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    "Your move, Samsung." That's how we wrapped up last month's review of the HTC One M8, a product that we called "an elegant smartphone for a more civilized age." The One M8 is such an impressive device that it might well be on its way to dominating the smartphone sales charts by now, were it not for the South Korean juggernaut whose brand has become synonymous with Android. Yes, it's time for the next Galaxy S: the fifth installment in a legacy stretching back to 2010. But where Samsung's front-running smartphone brand has previously brought us iPhone alternatives, devices with natural ...

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    We've been talking about Samsung's ISOCELL tech for camera image sensors since last fall. The basic idea is that the individual pixels making up the sensor are better isolated from their neighbors, reducing crosstalk between pixels and enabling each one to more accurately sample incoming light. Just a couple weeks back at MWC, we heard Samsung announce a couple new ISOCELL sensors, with both a 13-megapixel and 16-megapixel version due in the months to come. If you're still not quite understanding what the big deal about ISOCELL is, Samsung has put together a short video overview that ...

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    When you can kick off a tech podcast with a string of expletives taken right from your publication's teamwide chat records, you know it's been a crazy week in the news. The Lenovo Motorola deal, announced late yesterday afternoon, threw our whole week -and perhaps our whole world- into disarray, and we're grateful for the chance to sit down and talk it through on today's show. But the news doesn't stop there. Galaxy S 5 speculation is still coming fast and furious, with details like Samsung's rumored fingerprint scanner beginning to take shape; we're starting to catch wind of Nokia's plans ...

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    A ton of details about upcoming Samsung products have been coming out of the info the company provided at its recent Analyst Day. We've already heard what the company has had to say about its SoCs, as well as display technology, and now we switch gears for a moment and get the skinny on where its camera developments are heading, learning about a 16-megapixel version of its ISOCELL sensor, tipped to start hitting the company's phones next year. You might recall ISOCELL from when we first mentioned the tech back in September, upon hearing Samsung's initial announcement. The system aims to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's new ISOCELL camera technology for smartphones, and how this is better than BSI sensors. Then we talk about the Nokia World event, and what we should expect from the company, even though Microsoft is not using Nokia in their branding. Motorola is next as the company is issuing a software update to fix the camera issues of the Moto X. HTC is next as the company still struggles with supply issues to build enough smartphones for the market, and still it seems they're also working on their own processor. We end today's show talking about ...

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