The Nokia Lumia 1520 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 are two very large handsets that you may be weighing up against each other. So which of these two should you go for?
You can pick up the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from $520, while you can get the Nokia Lumia 1520 from around $525. The former comes with KitKat 4.4 and TouchWiz and the latter runs on Windows Phone 8.
The display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is 5.7 inches with 386ppi and the Nokia Lumia 1520 is 6 inches with 367ppi. The former is Super AMOLED and the latter is IPS LCD.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 offers a battery of 3,200mAh and this offers around 21 hours of talk time along with 528 on stand-by. The battery of the Nokia Lumia is 3, 400 and you should get around 27 hours of talk time along with 768 on stand-by.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is 8.38mm and weighs in at 168 grams; the Nokia Lumia 1520 is 8.64mm and weighs 209 grams. The former has a 2.3GHz CPU with 4 cores and 3, 071MB of RAM while the latter offers a CPU of 2.2GHz and 4 cores along with 2,048MB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has the 13MP camera along with one of 2.1MP and the Nokia Lumia 1520 has a camera of 20MP and 1.3MP, the former takes video at 4k and the latter at 1080p.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has 32GB or storage and can be boosted up to 64GB with SD card and the same applies to the Nokia Lumia 1520.
Are you thinking about going for the HTC One M8 or the Sony Xperia Z2? Well check out the specs and features on both to help you choose between them.
The HTC One M8 can be bought for as low as $600 and the Sony Xperia Z2 starts from around $582. Both devices run on KitKat 4.4 and the HTC also has HTC Sense.
The display of the HTC One M8 is 5 inches, with a ppi of 441 and Super LCD display. The Sony Xperia Z2 is 5.2 inches with 424ppi and IPS LCD display. You can get around 20 hours talk time with the former and around 496 hours when on stand-by from the battery of 2,600. The latter is 19 hours talk time and around 740 on standby from the battery of 3, 200.
The depth of the HTC One M8 is 9.4mm and it weighs 160 grams. The Sony Xperia Z2 is 8.2mm and weighs in at 163 grams. The latter is dustproof, water resistant and waterproof.
The HTC One M8 offers a processor of 2.3GHz with 4 cores and 2,048MB of RAM and the Sony Xperia Z2 comes with the 2.3GHz processor along with 4 cores and 3,072MB of RAM.
The front camera on the HTC One M8 is 5MP and on the back there is a 4MP camera. With the Sony Xperia Z2 this is a 20.7MP on the back and 2.2MP on the front. The former takes video in 1080p and the latter is 4k recording.
The HTC One M8 offers 16GB of storage internally along with 128GB boost with SD card and the Sony Xperia Z2 offers 16GB and can also take SD card up to 128GB.
Smartwatches are very popular and if you are thinking of getting the Pebble Watch or the Sony Smartwatch 2 you can check out the specs and features below.
They are both classed as digital clock types and the Pebble starts from around $150, while the Smartwatch 2 starts from around $199. They are both compatible with Android 2.3 through to 4.2. The Pebble is also compatible with iOS 5, 6 and 7.
Both the Pebble and the Smartwatch 2 show notifications, they have music control, a backlit display, and accelerometer. The former is water resistant to 50m while the latter is only splash proof.
The Pebble offers a display of 1.26 inches with resolution of 144 x 168 and is Black and white ePaper. The Smartwatch 2 is 1.6 inches with a resolution of 220 x 176 and is LCD.
You should get around 7 days life from the Pebble and around 4 days from the Smartwatch 2. The former has a case of 63.3 mm, is 11.5mm in thickness, weighs 38 grams and the wrist band is 22mm. the latter is 58.7mm, 9mm, 123 grams and 24 mm.
The Pebble has support for Bluetooth 4.0 while the Smartwatch 2 comes with Bluetooth 3.0 along with NFC.
Both the Google Nexus 7 2 and the Apple iPad Mini are great choices of small tablet, but which of these comes out on top?
You can pick up the Nexus 7 2 from around 4329 and you can expect to get hold of the Apple iPad Mini with retina display from around $350. The display on the former is 7 inches along with 323ppi, offering 1920 x 1,200 resolution and on the latter it is 7.85 inches along with 324ppi offering 2,048 x 1536 resolution.
The battery life of the Nexus 7 should offer you around 12 hours life, while the iPad Mini should offer you 10 hours. The processor on the former is 1.5GHz with 4 cores and 2GB of RAM and the latter is 1.3GHz.
The Nexus 7 runs on Jelly Bean 4.3 while the iPad Mini comes with iOS 8. The former is 318 grams with a height of 7.9 inches, width of 4.5 inches and depth of 0.3 inches. The latter is 340 grams in weight with a height of 7.87 inches, width of 5.3 inches and depth of 0.3 inches.
Internal storage for the Nexus 7 is 32GB while the iPad Mini is 16GB. The former comes with a camera on the front of 1.2MP and a 5MP on the back. The latter offers a camera of 1.2MP on the front along with one of 5MP on the back.
If you have been wondering whether to go for the Apple iPad Air or the Apple iPad Mini with the retina display, check out the features and specs below to help you choose.
The Apple iPad Air starts from as low as $400 and the Apple iPad Mini with the retina display starts from around $350. The display of the former is 9.7 inches with 264ppi and it offers 2048 x 1,536 pixels and on the latter it is 7.9 inches with 324ppi with 2, 048 pixels.
You should get around 10 hours of battery life from both tablets, while the iPad Air has the 1.3GHz processor and so does the iPad Mini, the former offer 1GB of RAM and they both have iOS 8.
The weight of the iPad Air is 454grams and the iPad mini is 340 grams. The former is 9.45 in height and 6.67 inches in width, with a depth of 0.3 inches. The iPad Mini is 340 grams and is 7.87 inches in height, 5.3 inches in width and 0.3 inches in depth. Both come with 16GB of storage and no SD card support.
The camera on the front of the iPad Air is 1.2MP and on the back it is 5MP. For the iPad Mini it is 1.2MP and 5MP also.
Are you considering the Samsung Galaxy S4 or are you hanging on to see what comes with the iPhone 6. Check out the features and specs below but bear in mind that the iPhone 6 isn’t out yet so it is pure speculation as to what it might offer.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 can be bought from $423 and we have no idea how much the iPhone 6 will start from as it hasn’t been announced yet.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 runs on KitKat 4.4 with TouchWiz while it is thought that when it arrives the iPhone 6 would have iOS 8. The display of the S4 is 4.99 inches and it offers 441ppi. It has been suggested that the display of the iPhone 6 could come in at around 4.7 inches, again speculation.
You will get around 17 hours talk time and 370 hours standby from the battery of the Samsung Galaxy S4, which is 2,600mAh. We don’t know what size battery the iPhone 6 will offer.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is 7.87mm in depth and weighs 130 grams; it has a 1.6GHz processor, 8 cores and offers 2, 049MB of RAM. It has been said that the iPhone 6 could arrive with a processor of around 1.6GHz.
The camera on the back of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is 13MP and there is a camera of 2MP. It is thought that the iPhone 6 is going to come with a camera of 10MP and one of 2.5MP.
For storage the Samsung Galaxy S4 is 16GB and you can boost it by another 64GB via SD card.
If you are comparing between the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5S then out the specs and features below to help you.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 can be bought for as little as $423, while the Apple iPhone 5S comes in starting at $630. The former runs on KitKat 4.4 and the latter offers iOS 8.
The display of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is 4.99 inches with 441ppi and the iPhone 5S comes in at 4 inches with 326ppi. The former has a battery of 2,600mAh and the latter offers a battery of 1,570mAh. You should get around 17 hours talk time with the S4 and about 10 hours with the 5S, on stand-by this is about 370 hours and 250 hours.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 IS 7.87mm and weighs 130 grams, it has a 1.6GHz processor long with 8 cores and 2,048MB of RAM. The iPhone 5S is 7.62mm and is 112 grams in weight and offers a processor of 1.3 GHz, 2 cores and has 1,024MB of RAM.
The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S4 is 13MP and 2MP and on the iPhone 5S this is 8MP and 1.2MP. Both offer 16GB of storage and you can add on an SD card to the Samsung Galaxy S4 to boost it by another 64GB.
The Huawei Ascend Mate and the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 are two top devices but which of them is the overall tops and does size matter?
You can pick up the Huawei Ascend Mate from $300 and the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is around $400. The former runs on Jelly Bean 4.1 and the latter offers Jelly Bean 4.2.
The display of the Ascend Mate is 0.2 inch smaller than that of the Galaxy Mega 6.3, at 6.1 inches with 241ppi and 6.3 inches with 233ppi.
The battery of the Huawei Ascend Mate is 4, 050mAh and the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 comes with a battery of 3,200mAh. The large display of the Mega 6.3 is going to drain down the battery faster than that of the Ascend thanks to its larger display.
The Huawei Ascend Mate is 10.16mm and weight is 198 grams and it has a 1.5Ghz processor along with 4 cores and 2,048MB of RAM. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is 7.87mm and 199 grams, has a processor of 1.7Ghz, 2 cores and 1,536MB of RAM.
The Huawei Ascend Mate comes with a camera of 8MP and a 1MP camera while the Galaxy Mega 6.3 has a camera of 8MP and 1.9MP with both offering video at 1080p. Storage wise they are both 16GB and can be boosted by 64GB thanks to SD card.
Both the LG G2 and the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 are two superb devices that you could be comparing. So which of these two is the winner?
The LG G2 starts from $380 and the Galaxy Mega from $400. The former has KitKat 4.4 and the latter had Jelly Bean 4.2. The display of the LG G2 is 1.1 inches smaller than that of the Galaxy Mega 6.3, however the display is sharper and around 81% higher in ppi.
Both devices offer batteries that above the average of 1,750mAh, however as the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 has the largest display and this is what drains the battery the most, it doesn’t last as long as the LG G2.
The LG G2 is around 28% lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, but the Mega is the thinner of the two handsets. As they are both classed as being in the phablet category they are going to be too large for using with just one hand.
Both devices offer a camera that is above average the LG G2 features a battery of 13MP along with a 2.1MP camera while the Galaxy Mega 6.3 has an 8MP camera along with a 1.9MP.
For storage the LG G2 comes with 16GB and so does the Galaxy Mega. However the latter takes an SD card which can boost it to another 64GB.
If you are considering the Sony Xperia Z2 or the Z Ultra you can check the specs and features of both handsets below.
The Sony Xperia Z2 starts from around $399 while the Z Ultra has a price tag of around $582. The former has Jelly Bean 4.2 and the later offers KitKat 4.4. both offer support of FM receiver, graphics accelerator, GPS, HD playback and SD card slot.
The display of the Sony Xperia Z2 comes in at 1.2 inch smaller than the Z Ultra but the display does happen to be sharper. The ppi is 23.9766081871% higher than that of the Xperia Z Ultra.
One of the biggest indicators of the over battery performance is the battery capacity and they both come with a battery above average. The display is the culprit for drawing most of the battery and therefore the Xperia Z Ultra is going to drain down the battery faster than the Xpera Z2.
The Xperia Z2 is the most portable of the handsets as it comes in 23.1132075472% lighter than the Xperia Z Ultra, however the latter is thinner. Both devices are 9mm and they can fit in a case without adding on bulk. Both are classed as being phablets and cannot be used with one hand.
Both handsets offer cameras that are above average with them being 8MP. They can record in HD and the Xperia Z2 is able to record in 4k Ultra HD, the Xperia Z Ultra records in 1080p. The Xperia Z2 was tested in benchmarking and it comes with the best overall camera performance.
We have heard about the release date of the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini and the phone is going to go on sale this month. The 4.5 inch variation of the flagship handset will have a lot of the same features but it is going to come with a price tag that is lower. Just as with the full priced device, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is going to offer the IP67 water proofing, along with heart rate monitor and power saving mode, plus the fingerprint scanner.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is going to offer a display of 4.5 inches which will comes with a 720 x 1280 resolution display at 326ppi. It will have a 1.4GHz processor and 1.5GB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has the 2.5GHz processor along with 2MB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini will have 16GB of storage and of course just as its big brother does, it will support SD storage up to 128GB. The handset comes with a battery of 2,100mAh and camera of 8MP.
It is going to be launched in Russia first and then a global launch will spread out over July. The device is going to be launched in black, blue, white and gold and feature the perforated pattern on the back.
When Pokémon X & Y arrived it changed the Pokémon series forever and with 3D graphics thrown into the game the fans of the game saw a new type by way of mega evolutions. Everyone thought that they wouldn’t hear any more about Pokémon until the next games and then up popped a site by the name Twitch that allows thousands of people to play the gen 1 games all at once. Twitch Plays Pokemon stream was a major hit and a one time had more viewers than the League of Legends channel. Twitch has played Pokemon games on all generations apart from X and Y and it is looking as though this could be about to change.
Twitch is now making its way through Pokemon Black and White 2 and there are around 63 million viewers. Twitch.tv is at the moment making its way to connecting with the Nintendo 3DS hardware to the live playing rig.
The Pokemon X and Y live stream could have more viewers than the previous and we could see Twitch.tv on YouTube and if so it would promote it to millions more viewers. We are hoping that if there is a Twitch.tv and YouTube deal it doesn’t ruin a good thing.
Twitch Plays has taught us one thing and that is how to finish a Pokemon game. So Pokemon X and Y could be coming next and it could be possible to complete gen 6 in time for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on the launch day of the game. Of course there are many people who would want to play first hand when the game is first released, but others may want to watch events unfolding along with thousands of others at the same time.