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Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Sucks: 5 Reasons Why

Published by on Apr 24th, 2014, 8 Comments

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The Galaxy S range from Samsung has become the biggest thing in smartphones since the smartphone – a la iPhone. There are many reasons why, including marketing and mass appeal. There are many reasons to love the device (which we will get to later), but also many reasons to hate it.

We are waiting on Samsung SA for an official review unit, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t had any time with the new iteration of Samsung’s blockbuster phone. In our first hands-on experience we could easily and quickly come to some dire conclusions. The phone will sell extremely well, but we don’t necessarily agree with the general public, and here is why…

1. Design (more…)

Samsung’s Gear Fit ad shows you how to use it

Published by on Apr 17th, 2014, No Comments

The Gear Fit and the Galaxy S5 are now available worldwide and with its release, Samsung wants to show you how you are supposed to use your new device.

The short 30 second spot commercial overs some real life scenarios such as rejecting a call without ever laying a finger on your phone as well as tracking your fitness data. Take a look at the video above.

Is the Gear Fit something you would be interested in? (more…)

First international Galaxy S5 ad airs ahead of launch (video)

Published by on Apr 10th, 2014, No Comments

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That’s right, Samsung fans – the launch of the Galaxy S5 Is around the corner. According to their first truly international Galaxy S5 commercial, “meaningful innovation” is what you’ll find. We don’t necessarily agree with that statement, but will keep mum until we receive our review unit in the coming weeks.

The video shows the device in slow pans, highlighting the “state-of-the-art camera” (umm, no Samsung), heart rate sensor, IP67 water and dust resistance, 5.1-inch HD display, and dimpled (ugly, in our opinion) back.

We don’t really see what they are trying to say with the slogan of the ad, but take a look at it after the break and let us know in the comments below. (more…)

Samsung Gear Fit is now even better

Published by on Apr 10th, 2014, No Comments

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The Samsung Gear Fit is easily the most eye-catching of Samsung’s latest batch of wearables, and also its most innovative product in a very long time.

There was only one problem we could see from the Mobile World Congress launch event and hands-on – the orientation of the software. It was only usable in landscape mode, which could be quite uncomfortable to use. It has now received a software fix which means it is also usable in portrait mode. (more…)

Samsung’s Galaxy Solo is a standalone smartwatch

Published by on Apr 9th, 2014, 2 Comments

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Most smartwatches are intrinsically linked to the smartphone you use it in conjunction with, and only work off a Bluetooth connection.

Samsung wants to bring you another option, however, with the Galaxy Solo. It will be very much like a Galaxy Gear, but will be able to carry a SIM-card and will be able to make and receive phone calls. (more…)

Sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5 looks promising

Published by on Apr 3rd, 2014, No Comments

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Sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be watches closely by many pundits, and initial reports seem favourable for the Korean company. The device started selling in Korea earlier than in the rest of the world, hitting shelves on the 27th of March in Samsung’s home country.

Around 7,000 Galaxy S5 units are being sold each day in South Korea. (more…)

Samsung’s connected home a reality with Smart Home

Published by on Apr 3rd, 2014, No Comments

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Samsung wants to automate your entire household with an array of appliances and services. It has launched its Smart Home service in Korea and the US, with launches in other territories coming soon.

You can now download an Android app that, in conjunction with Samsung’s cloud service, will give you control over certain Samsung smart appliances. (more…)

Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 4 line-up

Published by on Apr 2nd, 2014, 1 Comment

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The 2014 edition of Samsung’s tablet range have been announced and it’s nothing we haven’t seen before. With the Tab Pro line of products now being the company’s premium tablets, the Galaxy Tab 4 line was always going to be less impressive.

There are three new models, with 7, 8 and 10.1 inch displays. The all have low to mid-range specs and will be launched sometime during the second quarter this year. They will come in both white and black, so let’s take a quick look at them. (more…)

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