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Samsung Galaxy S6 First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy S6 First Impressions

One step forward – half a step back. Samsung wants to reclaim the smartphone throne with the Galaxy S6. The South Korean manufacturer wants to achieve this with noble materials and powerful components. The abandonment of a replaceable battery and the SD slot, however, could be pretty annoying for some users.
Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa | ARM Mali-T760 MP8 | 5.1" | 138 g
HTC One M9 First Impressions

88% HTC One M9 First Impressions

Microevolution. HTC only changed a few things about the tried-and-true look of their top-of-the-line One M9. Instead they made significant improvements to the cameras and installed a modern Snapdragon 810 into the smartphone. In a rush of bold self-confidence, they also raised the recommended retail price.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.0" | 157 g
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 Tablet Review

83% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 Tablet Review

Luxurious Digital Frame. It is easy to confuse the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 with a digital picture frame. However, thanks to its kickstand and Windows 8.1, the device has a lot more to offer.
Intel Atom Z3745 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 8.0" | 419 g
Asus C201 Chromebook with Rockchip processor coming soon

Rockchip-powered Asus C201 Chromebook coming soon

The new Chrome OS-powered laptop was spotted in Troxell’s 2015 brochure for K-12 education and although its price has not been revealed yet, it m...
Acer Iconia Talk S A1-724 Tablet Review

83% Acer Iconia Talk S A1-724 Tablet Review

Talking icon. Acer's Iconia Talk S is a 7-inch tablet/phablet that is capable of making phone calls. Its dual-SIM function and LTE module ensure a good connection on-the-go. An energy-efficient quad-core Snapdragon SoC, a bright HD-IPS display, and Android 4.4 complete the package. Acer enters the battle for buyers at a recommended retail price of 229 Euros (~$250).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 7" | 275 g
Honor 3C Smartphone Review

78% Honor 3C Smartphone Review

Get the Honor. The young Honor brand of the Chinese manufacturer Huawei adds a new member, which offers a great price-to-performance ratio. A 5-inch HD display, quad-core SoC and dual-SIM functionality – all for 140 Euros (~$149).
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5.0" | 140 g
OnePlus One Smartphone Review

87% OnePlus One Smartphone Review

Globetrotter. OnePlus offers a great smartphone with a fantastic performance-price ratio in its firstling. A fast SoC, a high-resolution screen, plenty of storage, and high-speed LTE speak for themselves. However, the manufacturer did not manage to fulfill all the expectations that the technical specifications promise.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.5" | 164 g
MediaTek joins Samsung's list of suppliers

Samsung teams up with MediaTek

While the deal is not concluded yet, recent reports claim Samsung may soon use multiple MediaTek chips for their devices, including both Android-...
Honor Holly Smartphone Review

79% Honor Holly Smartphone Review

Price-cutting HD. New smartphones for below 150 Euros (~$163) are no longer inevitably found in scrap corners. Honor presents a 5-inch handset with an HD IPS screen that would also fit well in the mid-range. The fact that it is only powered by an entry-level SoC with little RAM barely had an impact in routine use.
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5" | 157 g
Nvidia SHIELD console runs Android TV OS and is able to play Ultra HD 4K video

GDC 2015 | Nvidia presents SHIELD, an Android TV and gaming console for the living room

The new console is powered by Nvidia's Tegra X1 and has access to both native Android gaming and cloud-powered PC titles delivered via Nvidia GRI...
MediaTek unveils MT6753 and MT8173 SoCs and announces CrossMount platform

MWC 2015 | MediaTek unveils MT6753 and MT8173 SoCs and announces CrossMount platform

The Taiwanese fabless chipmaker presents two new 64-bit processors for mobile devices and a new standard that will simplify resource sharing betw...
Honor 6 Smartphone Review

84% Honor 6 Smartphone Review

Honor and valor. Huawei's trendy subsidiary likely launches its presently most expensive model on the market dubbed Honor 6: A 5-inch smartphone for around 300 Euros. Read in this report whether the Chinese manufacturer will rock the mid-range with it.
HiSilicon Kirin 920 | ARM Mali-T628 MP4 | 5.0" | 130 g
Microsoft Lumia 435 Smartphone Review

75% Microsoft Lumia 435 Smartphone Review

Windows Phone X. Microsoft's Lumia 435 is an inexpensive Windows Phone. But wait a minute; isn't the Lumia 535 already available? We check whether Microsoft's smallest Lumia smartphone makes any sense.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4" | 134 g
Nokia Lumia 735 Smartphone Review

84% Nokia Lumia 735 Smartphone Review

Great for selfies. Microsoft's Lumia 735 is a good middle-class smartphone with decent cameras on both sides and a comprehensive set of features. The bold colors, which are common for the Lumia-series, make quite a statement as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 4.7" | 134 g
Qualcomm adds Snapdragon 415, 425, 618 and 620 to its ARM SoC portfolio

Qualcomm announces four new Snapdragon SoCs

The new Snapdragon 415, 425, 618 and 620 transform once-premium features such as 64-bit support, LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac into baseline standards.
Samsung Galaxy A3 Smartphone Review

86% Samsung Galaxy A3 Smartphone Review

A small metal gadget. Samsung uses a slim metal casing for its Galaxy A lineup and had really impressed us with the Galaxy A5, even though the voice quality was not that good. In this report we will see why the Galaxy A3 is good, but not a bargain.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.5" | 110 g
Samsung Galaxy A5 Smartphone Review

87% Samsung Galaxy A5 Smartphone Review

Who knew? Samsung stuck to polycarbonate, removable batteries and a slightly fancy design for years... and then it launches the Galaxy A lineup and takes a U-turn. We will see whether there are more surprises by examining the 5-inch Galaxy A5 model.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.0" | 123 g
Samsung Exynos Octa 7 enters mass production

Samsung Exynos Octa 7 enters mass production

Samsung recently announced that it started mass producing the 64-bit Exynos Octa 7 using the 14-nm FinFET technology. The new chip is likely to b...
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Smartphone Review

88% Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Smartphone Review

Lateral thinking. Are there still any real innovations in smartphones? Samsung surprises the consumer with the Samsung Galaxy Edge and its curved screen that arches around the casing's front. In this report, we will find out whether this really has any impact on how the phone is used.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 | Qualcomm Adreno 420 | 5.6" | 174 g
ARM presents new Cortex-A72 CPU cores and Mali-T880 GPU

ARM unveils new Cortex-A72 processor cores and Mali-T880 graphics

The company says that the first mobile devices based on the new 16 nm FinFET+ design could appear on the market as early as 2016.
Microsoft Lumia 535 Smartphone Review

79% Microsoft Lumia 535 Smartphone Review

Flying a new flag. The Lumia 535 is the first smartphone that has not only been developed under the umbrella of Microsoft but is also sold under the name of the new owner. It is located in the entry-level sector and catches the eye with its large screen and colorful casing covers. Our report reveals what is found under the shell.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 5.0" | 146 g
LG: Overheating problems resolved, G Flex 2 will arrive on schedule

LG insists that the problems with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 are resolved

According to the company, the overheating issues are now fixed and the G Flex 2 smartphone powered by Snapdragon 810 will be released on schedule...
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Smartphone Review

80% Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Smartphone Review

The red dragon. Xiaomi has become the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, but the company's devices aren't yet prevalent in Europe or America. We took a look at the Redmi Note 4G phablet to see whether the imported Asian device is a good alternative to the usual options on the Western market.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.5" | 199 g
Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch Review

Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch Review

All-around smart? Motorola puts its Moto 360 smart watch with leather band and classic design into the smart watch race -- and, at first glance, the Moto 360 makes a good first impression. Our report will check to see if this $249 USD gadget, in everyday use, holds up to this initial impression.
Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 1GHz | 1.56" | 49 g
QNAP TS-x31+ Series Turbo NAS with Cortex-A15 dual-core processor and 1 GB memory

QNAP announces TS-x31+ series Turbo NAS

The new TS-x31+ series uses the dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor and 1 GB DDR3 RAM while able to accommodate two or four 2.5-inch drives, thus ...
Google Nexus 6 (Motorola XT1100-M0E10) Smartphone Review

86% Google Nexus 6 (Motorola XT1100-M0E10) Smartphone Review

You have grown! The Google Nexus 6 is manufactured by Motorola and follows Google's philosophy in terms of size at (almost) 6 inches. Our review reveals whether Google's device, which is not really a bargain anymore, can compete with the iPhone 6 Plus and other phablets.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 | Qualcomm Adreno 420 | 5.96" | 184 g
MediaTek intros MT2601 SoC for Android Wear devices

CES 2015 | MediaTek unveils MT2601 SoC designed for Android Wear-powered devices

The new chip supports qHD display resolution and integrates a dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor and Mali-400 MP graphics.
Arbor Solution Gladius 10 rugged Android tablet with MediaTek processor, dual SIM, IP65 and 810G compliant

CES 2015 | Arbor Solution intros Gladius 10 rugged Android tablet

This 10.1-inch slate has a MediaTek octa-core processor, dual SIM slot, optional barcode scanner and is rated IP65, also meeting the 810G standar...
Nvidia unveils its new Tegra X1 SoC with Maxwell graphics

CES 2015 | Nvidia announces Tegra X1 SoC

The new chip includes a Maxwell-based GPU and is targeted primarily at the automotive industry.
BlackBerry Passport Smartphone Review

84% BlackBerry Passport Smartphone Review

Square, handy, good? BlackBerry doesn't give up the fight and launches an unusual smartphone in the market dubbed Passport. Its hardware keyboard and Android app support are to turn the tide. Find out in this report whether or not that might just succeed.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 4.5" | 196 g
Asus Zenfone 5 Smartphone Review

84% Asus Zenfone 5 Smartphone Review

Piece of art. Awarded with a design prize, available for a low price as an entry-level device and also really comfortable in the hands: The 5-inch Asus Zenfone 5 checks many of the right boxes in our review and only reveals a few drawbacks.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.0" | 145 g
HTC One E8 Smartphone Review

87% HTC One E8 Smartphone Review

Now in plastic as well. The One M8 was a very successful high-end device for HTC. Now, the Android device with a curved metal chassis is also available with a plastic case and high-resolution camera. We look at the changes and tell you if the One E8 is a real highlight as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.0" | 145 g
Qualcomm Snapdragon animated ads hero

Qualcomm denies the rumors about Snapdragon 810

The upcoming high-end SoC is right on track and devices that use it will hit the market in the first half of 2015, say Qualcomm officials.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 faces problems that may delay Galaxy S6 and other premium handsets

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 appears to have problems

The next-gen chip overheats and also slows down due to its problematic RAM controller. This could leave various devices without their primary pro...
Kirin 620 SoC architecture with eight cores clocked at 1.2 GHz

Huawei unveils octa-core Kirin 620 SoC

The new 28nm chip runs at 1.2 GHz, has no less than 8 ARM cores and targets the mid-range segment of the market, but no devices powered by it hav...
Next-gen Exynos SoC will use a mobile GPU designed by Samsung

Samsung mobile GPU coming in mid-2015

While an official confirmation is expected for February, the first SoC completely designed by Samsung is expected to arrive later next year, but ...
Google Glass smartglasses available with Texas Instruments chip

Intel will power next-gen Google Glass smartglasses

Google's Internet-connected eyewear will soon be powered by an Intel chip which is going to replace the Texas Instruments SoC used by the first v...
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro Review

84% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro Review

Pro as in projector? Lenovo shows its innovative side: The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro can be hung up on a wall, has an integrated subwoofer, and even a projector is installed. At a first glance, that is enough to provide a "wow" factor - but we will check whether the rest of the tablet is just as awesome.
Intel Atom Z3745 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 13.3" | 950 g
LG L Fino Smartphone Review

80% LG L Fino Smartphone Review

Cool deal. The LG L Fino is a compact entry-level smartphone with a 4.5-inch display, Qualcomm quad-core SOC, as well as UMTS and NFC. For around 160 Euro (~$200) MSRP, the phone comes nicely equipped. We subject the LG L Fino to our battery of tests to get an idea of the performance.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4.5" | 145 g
Marvell  ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 octa-core SoC block diagram

Marvell debuts ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 SoC

This new chip has eight Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and will soon target the high-end sector of the market as first devices to use it are...
Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CX Tablet (Pro 7 Entertainment Pad) Review

82% Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CX Tablet (Pro 7 Entertainment Pad) Review

We love? The Memo Pad 8 from Asus is also available as “Pro Sieben Entertainment Pad”. In cooperation with the media group, the buyer supposedly gets a "100 Euros (~$125) Entertainment Voucher". Read our review to find out what this means and if the device is any good.
Intel Atom Z3745 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 8.0" | 338 g
Huawei Ascend G7 Smartphone Review

82% Huawei Ascend G7 Smartphone Review

The gentle giant. Huawei's Ascend G7 towers over many other smartphones with its 5.5-inch screen. In our tests we will clarify whether its performance and build are also outstanding in view of the affordable 299 Euros (~$372).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.5" | 165 g
Tegra K1 vs Exynos 5433 benchmark performed by NVIDIA

NVIDIA responds to Samsung's lawsuit

Two months after NVIDIA filed patent lawsuits against Samsung and Qualcomm, Samsung sued them back. Now NVIDIA answers the part of the filing whi...
NVIDIA Shield tablet Android 5.0 Lollipop update coming later this month

NVIDIA Shield tablet to get Android 5.0 Lollipop later this month

NVIDIA unveiled in a Twitter post that the Shield tablet will get its update to the latest Android version during this month, but they did not gi...
Apple iPad Mini 3 Tablet Review

88% Apple iPad Mini 3 Tablet Review

Mini update. The changes of the new iPad Mini 3 are small: You only get a fingerprint reader. Otherwise, it is virtually identical with its predecessor. Our review shows why the iPad Mini 3 is still a very good tablet.
Apple A7 | PowerVR G6430 | 7.9" | 331 g
Motorola Moto G2 Smartphone Review

84% Motorola Moto G2 Smartphone Review

Second generation. In 2013 the Motorola Moto G was an inexpensive smartphone and a real competitor for mainstream smartphones with its comprehensive features. Now there is a successor, and we want to know if the Moto G2 can impress us as well. Let us find out in our in-depth review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.0" | 150 g
Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Smartphone Review

89% Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Smartphone Review

Alpha leader. Samsung only used plastic even for its premium line in the past. This is now different, and it launches its Galaxy Alpha smartphone with an aluminum bezel. The phone places a claim on the smartphone crown with its strong components, but that still belongs to its company brother - Galaxy S5.
Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa | ARM Mali-T628 MP6 | 4.7" | 115 g
Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 SM-G357FZ Smartphone Review

83% Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 SM-G357FZ Smartphone Review

Now even cheaper. The price of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 is below 200 Euros (~$250), which is 70 Euros (~$88) cheaper than its predecessor. You still get LTE and even some improvements like a larger display. But is the Ace 4 only cheaper, or is it also better?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.3" | 126 g
Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Phablet Review

84% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Phablet Review

Apple challenger. Buyers looking for an alternative that has roughly the same size as the iPhone 6 and (only) want to spend about 500 Euros (~$635) should certainly look closer at the new, elegant, and swift Huawei phablet. Are its screen, casing, performance, and the stylish UI 3.0 a challenge for Apple's much pricier newcomer?
HiSilicon Kirin 925 | ARM Mali-T628 MP6 | 6.0" | 185 g
LG G3 Screen Android phablet with LG NUCLUN processor

LG unveils G3 Screen phablet equipped with LG NUCLUN processor

The 5.9-inch handset features LG's first processor, an eight-core chip called NUCLUN that uses four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 cores.
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)