Posts tagged with: water resistant
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    So, you're on the jobsite or off the road. If you need to be connected and capable beyond what, say, a Galaxy S6 Active (or Galaxy S7 Active) can afford, well, hopefully you have that beefy, cased-up laptop with you. Well, that's the capable part down, but what about being connected? Keep in mind that you're still in rough and tumble territory, here. Well, AT&T is about to release the Unite Explore. It's the first mobile Wi-Fi hotspot with an IP65 rating and that meets the MIL-STD-810G standard. That's good to protect the device from four-foot drops, light-pressure water jets and dust. ...

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    There are plenty of teardowns out there of the hottest Android device out there. But if you really don't want to look out there to find out what's really going on in there, we've usually come to trust the folks at iFixit to tell us what's up, what's repairable and what will break once you even think to touch it. The Galaxy S7, which takes a lot of form from the S6, has the same general approach to its unmasking: heat the back glass panel and removing the adhesive — now in black as opposed to white, probably a sign of water resistance reinforcement. Also helping along in achieving the ...

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    Samsung made a really well-received move when it brought water resistance back to this year's flagship pair, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Sure, your average user may not go out and take advantage of that protection every day, but it's sure nicer to have than not, especially when dealing with unanticipated dunks. Generally speaking, the Galaxy S7 handles its water resistance with aplomb, keeping the phone safe without needing any bulky, awkward port covers safeguarding things like the phone's micro USB interface. Everybody knows that water and electricity don't mix, though, and it ...

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    Last year Samsung focused on making their phones "pretty" at the expense of features like a removable battery, MicroSD card expansion, and water resistance. In answering user criticisms, two of those three lifestyle features will be returning for the Galaxy S7. With all of the crowds surrounding displays on the MWC 2016 show floor, it's difficult to get up close and personal with every device, but Samsung reps gave us a short private tour so we could go hands on with their newest flagship phones. Thankfully they remembered to bring a small fountain, so we could observe the IP68 water ...

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    We've already found one Windows 10 Mobile device fit for business at MWC this year, why not grab another one? Panasonic, the creators of the cameraphone (emphasis on camera), has just launched the Toughpad in both Windows 10 Mobile (FZ-F1) and Android 5.1.1 (FZ-N1) flavors. The company's very used to making its Toughpad devices — we last covered two of them in 2013. Both phones come running an advanced version of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 chipset at 2.3GHz. That engine powers a 4.7-inch 720p screen and is assisted by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. What really matters on these devices ...

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    Samsung is less than a week from launching its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones in Barcelona, so of course it would be getting its ducks ready. And the media is just picking them off like they're on the Super Nintendo. Samsung Indonesia has prepped a landing page for "The Next Galaxy" to drop on and in it, there's a slide that forebodes "WORRY-LESS DISCOVERY." A corner of the device is exposed by light in the picture behind some air bubbles. Putting two and two together, we're fairly certain that we have at least a water-resistant device coming from the chaebol next week. Maybe ...

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    Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are absolutely beautiful smartphones … but they're also absolutely impractical for anything resembling a sporty lifestyle. Enter the Galaxy S6 Active, a heavyweight version of the 2015 flagship built to take tougher treatment and last longer on a single charge. We covered the differences between them in a comparison last week; now, after seven days, it’s time to render our final verdict. Does the Galaxy S6 Active correct the problems faced by its two Active forebears? Is it worth considering over its well-regarded siblings in the S6 ...

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    An unadulterated, high-end, rugged, flagship smartphone. That's the sort of thing that makes some tech enthusiasts weak in the knees, including our own Michael Fisher. Inherently, smartphones have become more fragile over the years as priorities have changed – both within the walls of the manufacturers and the personal preferences of the average consumer. We want bigger screens, thinner chassis, better cameras, faster CPUs, more memory and storage, larger speakers, longer battery life, and more connectivity options, like LTE-A, NFC, Qi, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi ac, etc. We want all these ...

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    "Water proof" and "water resistant" mean the same thing, right? Apparently that's what Archos CEO Loic Poirier thought -- he was wrong. Poirier was happily showing off his new phone -- a Quechua -- which is advertised to French hikers and mountain bikers. He tossed it on the floor. No problem! Then, with cameras rolling, he found a glass jar, dropped the phone in, and started to fill it up with water. The phone is rated at IP54 and advertised as being designed to "withstand the most demanding outdoor conditions". When Poirier tried to turn the phone on, while still submerged, he got no ...

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