Samsung Galaxy S5 – Reactions

After a prolonged introduction from the Barcelona Opera House’s chamber orchestra, Samsung launched its latest smartphone, the S5, to a packed crowd at the Mobile World Congress.The company said it had “decided to go back to basics” with its latest device, and indeed, there were few surprises.

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Hisense budget tablets start at $99

Getting a tablet’s no longer an “if” question for some people — it’s a question of how much. The bar’s getting even lower now that Hisense has announced its Walmart-exclusive line of tablets: the Sero 7 LT and Pro. These tablets aren’t about being innovative. They’re about being cheaper. But Hisense promises that screen brightness and battery life on the Sero 7 are better than average, too. That remains to be seen. Each tablet is Google Certified and features Hisense’s smart remote software, which allows them to function with Hisense TVs in some capacity over a local network (it’s software, not an IR blaster).

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Sony’s liquid-loving Xperia Z just got a bit of extra competition: Samsung just announced a waterproof version of the Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S4 Active shares many specifications with the regular model: a Full HD 1,920×1,080-pixel five-inch display, a 1.9GHz quad-core processor, two-megapixel front-facing camera, 4G LTE, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and the same 2,600mAh battery.

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Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 mini in India

The much-awaited Galaxy S4 mini has arrived. Samsung Electronics has announced the Galaxy S4 mini, a compact version of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S4 mini has a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display and weighs 107g. The pint-sized version of the Galaxy S4 is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core processor and has 1.5GB RAM. It runs Android 4.2.2 OS.The phone has an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera. The Galaxy S4 mini has an internal memory of 8GB (user-accessible is approximately 5GB). Its memory can be further expanded up to 64GB using a microSD card. The smartphone comes packed with a 1,900mAh battery.

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Samsung launches Galaxy Mega 6.3 in India

Encouraged by the response to its Galaxy Note series of phones, Samsung has launched two new phablets in India – Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8 – at Rs 31,490 and Rs 25,100, respectively.The Galaxy Mega phones are equipped with an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera. Both the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8 run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and feature a dual-core processor. Both have 1.5GB RAM. Both phablets have an internal storage space of 8GB, which can be expanded up to 64GB using a microSD card.

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Karbonn S5 Titanium – Low cost and high performance

Much like its previous phones, Karbonn is successful in integrating looks with functionality in a pocket-friendly manner with the S5 Titanium. Standing true to performance, the candybar shaped dual GSM SIM phone runs on an Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system which is powered by the 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core processor with 1 GB RAM; fast processing, smooth operations and seamless performance is what you get with the S5 Titanium.

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MicroMax Canvas HD A116 – Value for money

If you are looking for an Android phone that will not cost you an arm and a leg and doesn’t compromise on performance, Micromax presents the Canvas HD A116, a dual GSM SIM candybar smartphone that has anAndroid v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system and is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor with 1 GB RAM which allows you to run several apps without any lag.

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My thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung came out with the Galaxy S4 smartphone as a successor to it’s wildly popular Galaxy S3 phone. I am a proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S2, I did not buy the S3 as I was a bit tight on money when it was released and I was more than satisfied with the S2. Yes, the S3 had bells and whistles that excited me, but the core needs of a smartphone were and are satisfied by the S2. Now that the S4 is out, will I buy it? Continue reading