Samsung Galaxy S5 vs BlackBerry Classic
Comparison , GalaxyS5 , smart phones / January 5, 2015

We’ve performed side-by-side comparisons of the Galaxy S5 next to other Android-powered devices (HTC One M8, OnePlus One, Nexus 5, etc.), but this week we’re going to take a step in a different direction by comparing Samsung’s flagship smartphone to the new BlackBerry Classic. The BlackBerry Classic was officially launched in New York, Singapore and Frankfurt, Germany last month. The Classic maintains true to the QWERTY-keyboard style that made BlackBerry such a popular device, but it also introduces several technological improvements. “We listened closely to our customers’ feedback to ensure we are delivering the technologies to power them through their day – and that feedback led directly to the development of BlackBerry Classic,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO at BlackBerry. Let’s first talk about the operating systems used in the Galaxy S5 and BlackBerry Classic. As you may already know, the Galaxy S5 runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat, which is currently being updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The BlackBerry Classic, on the other hand, runs BlackBerry 10, which has significantly fewer apps and features. There’s a notable difference in size between the two devices, as well. The Galaxy S5 features a bold 5.1-inch display, whereas the BlackBerry Classic is…

Can’t Seem To Choose Between The Galaxy S5 and Note 4?
Comparison , GalaxyS5 , smart phones / November 25, 2014

The Galaxy S5 and Note 4 are arguably two of Samsung’s most popular smartphones. Powered by high-end hardware and paired with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface on the Android 4.4.4 KiKat operating system (soon to be Android 5.0), these devices are among the best smartphones currently on the market. If you can’t seem to choose between the two, keep reading for a more in-depth comparison of their specs and features. Display With a 5.1-inch 1920 x 1080 display, the Galaxy S5 just feels right in your hands. It’s comfortable to use and carry, which is something that can’t be said for many smartphones on the market. Of course, the Note 4 features a slightly larger 5.7-inch display with 2560 x 1440 resolution. Some users may prefer this larger display, but others may find it to be a nuisance (it’s hard to fit a phone with a 5.7-inch display in your pocket). Both the Galaxy S5 and Note 4 displays are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Processor The Galaxy S5 features the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor running at 2.5 GHz, whereas the Note 4 features the newer Snapdragon 805 processor running at 2.7 GHz. How much of a difference does this…

Black Friday Leaked Deal: Galaxy S5 For a Penny
Comparison , GalaxyS5 , smart phones / November 12, 2014

The day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, is the country’s largest shopping day of the year. With millions of consumers using this time to begin their holiday shopping, retailers are forced to lower their prices in an attempt to capture this ever-growing market of post-Thanksgiving-day shoppers. While most stores have yet to release their Black Friday ads, leaked details reveal a listing for the Galaxy S5 for just $0.01 cents. The tech website 9to5Google published the deal listing on its website, suggesting that national retailing giant Target plans to sell the Galaxy S5 for a penny on Black Friday (with a 2-year agreement). Currently, Verizon Wireless and AT&T sell the Galaxy S5 for $199.999 with a 2-year agreement, while Sprint offers a slightly better deal with the Galaxy S5 listed for $99.99 with a 2-year agreement. Assuming the folks at 9to5Google are correct, that’s a $100-$200 savings on Samsung’s flagship smartphone. Target will also sell the iPhone 6 for $99 with a 2-year agreement. But don’t let Apple’s presentation of the iPhone 6 fool you into thinking its a revolutionary new smartphone. In reality, the Galaxy S5 has better specs than Apple’s upcoming handset, not to mention the fact…

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Motorola DROID Turbo
Comparison , GalaxyS5 , smart phones / November 10, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy S5 and Motorola DROID Turbo are shaping up to be two of the hottest selling smartphones this holiday season. Both of these devices are incredibly powerful, boasting top-of-the-line hardware along with the latest version of Google’s Android operating system. If you can’t seem to choose between the Galaxy S5 and DROID Turbo, keep reading to learn more about these devices and everything they have to offer. Based on appearance alone, you might assume the Galaxy S5 and DROID Turbo are actually the same device. They both have 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display that’s protected in Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Upon closer inspection, however, you’ll notice the DROID Turbo delivers a higher quality display thanks to its 1440 x 2560 resolution and pixel density of 565 ppi. The Galaxy S5, on the other hand, delivers a 1080 x 1920 resolution with 432 ppi pixel density. It’s not a substantial difference, but the DROID Turbo wins the display battle due to its higher resolution and pixel density. Now let’s talk about the processors driving these two next-gen smartphones. Samsung opted for the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset (clocked at 2.5 GHz), along with the Adreno 330 GPU. At the time…

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy Alpha
Comparison , GalaxyS5 , smart phones / November 6, 2014

Can’t seem to choose between the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha? While both devices are impressive in their own right, there are some notable differences between the two that shouldn’t be overlooked. So before you make a hastily purchase, check our side-by-side comparison below to determine which one is best suited for your needs. Display The Galaxy S5 features a bold 5.1″ Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The Galaxy Alpha is roughly 18% smaller, measuring just 4.7″. Granted, that’s not an enormous difference, but fans of big screens will probably prefer the Galaxy S5. Resolution In terms of display resolution, the Galaxy S5 is the clear winner between the two. It delivers an impressive 1920 x 1080 resolution at 432 ppi, whereas the Galaxy Alpha delivers just 1280 x 720 pixel resolution at 312 ppi. Water Resistance Arguably, one of the greatest features of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is its IP6/7 dust and water-resistance shell. While I don’t recommend leaving your handset submerged in water for long periods of time, it’s nice to know that it will withstand such abuse should it occur. Now for the bad news, Samsung nixed the IP6/7 shell in…

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z3
Comparison , GalaxyS5 , smart phones / October 13, 2014

It’s been several months now since Samsung launched its Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone. Since that time, it’s won numerous awards and accolades for its cutting-edge hardware and software. With Sony gearing up to release its Xperia Z3 flagship smartphone in the upcoming months, however, some people are wondering if it will trump the Galaxy S5. In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at these two high-end smartphones. Upon viewing the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z3 for the first time, you’ll notice these two devices look strikingly similar. Samsung’s flagship smartphone features a 1920 x 1080 pixel 5.1″ display, while Sony’s flagship smartphone features a  1920 x 1080 pixel 5.2″ display. Technically, the Xperia Z3 is slightly larger, but a tenth of an inch is a nominal difference that most users won’t notice. With that said, The Galaxy S5 features a colorful Super AMOLED display, whereas Sony opted to use a IPS LCD display in its smartphone. Both the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z3 use the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz, as well as the same GPU. There’s no clear winner between the two in terms of processing power, as both devices offer some…

Which Camera is Better? iPhone 6 or Galaxy S5?
cameras , Comparison , GalaxyS5 , smart phones / September 25, 2014

Given the fact that some 93 million selfies are taken each day (source), the camera is a key selling point with modern-day smartphones. Up until the last 5-10 years, cellphone cameras were sub-part when compared to standalone point-and-click cameras. This has since changed, however, with smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5, Google Nexus 5, HTC One (M8), and now the Apple iPhone 6 paving the way with cutting-edge cameras integrated directly into the hardware. Now that Apple has unveiled the iPhone 6, many people are wondering how its camera will compare against the Galaxy S5’s. Samsung went the extra mile with the Galaxy S5’s camera, which is apparent from the first time you snap a photo with it. But Apple also improved its camera on the iPhone 6, opting for a higher megapixel resolution and better all-around technology than the previous iPhone 5. So, which one of these cameras comes out on top as the winner? The Galaxy S5 boasts a 16-megapixel ISOCELL camera with LED flash and 1080p video. The previous Galaxy S4 also had a powerful camera, but it was only a 13-megapixel model. Samsung wanted to build and improve on this foundation by using a 16-megapixel instead….

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 6: Battle of The Smartphones
Comparison , GalaxyS5 , smart phones / September 15, 2014

On September 9, Apple unveiled its highly anticipated iPhone 6  at the Flint Performing Arts Center on the De Anza College campus. Technically, the company unveiled two versions of its new flagship smartphone, the standard iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. So, how do these devices fare against the Samsung Galaxy S5? Display Apple has been criticized in the past for using such a small display screen on previous versions of the iPhone. The iPhone 5, for instance, featured a 4″ display. Well, the new iPhone 6 has a slightly larger display at 4.7″ for the standard version and 5.5″ for the Plus. The Galaxy S5 features a 5.1″ screen. Regarding resolution, the Galaxy S5 is the clear winner with its 1920 x 1080 at 432 ppi screen compared to the iPhone 6’s 1334 x 750 at 326ppi. Camera The Galaxy S5 is equipped with a 16-megapixel primary camera, which is capable of taking some truly remarkable photos. The iPhone 6, on the other hand, is equipped with a smaller and less powerful 8-megapixel camera. Granted, Apple included some goodies like f/2.2 aperture lens and image stabilization  software, but it ultimately falls short when compared to Samsung’s flagship smartphone. Processor Apple went with a…

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Moto X (2014 Model)
Comparison , GalaxyS5 , smart phones / September 9, 2014

Motorola released a newly updated model model of its flagship smartphone, the Moto X, earlier this month. The new and improved 2014 model features several cosmetic and under-the-hood improvements. So, how does Motorola’s latest device fair against Samsung’s Galaxy S5? Display If you were to compare the two devices side by side, you probably wouldn’t notice much (if any) of a difference in size. The Moto X features a 5.2″ full-HD display screen, whereas the Galaxy S5 is just a hair smaller at 5.1″. Both display screens are Super AMOLED with a high pixel-density resolution. Water Resistance Samsung touts its flagship smartphone as having IP67 dust and water-resistant body. This doesn’t necessarily mean you can drop it in a lake and expect it to work, but light exposure to moisture and dust shouldn’t cause any damage. The Moto X does not have this same IP67 dust and water-resistant body. Instead, it features a light water-resistant coating on the screen, which is better than nothing I suppose. Storage The Galaxy S5 is equipped with 32GB internal storage capacity along with a MicroSD slot for expansion. The Moto X, on the other hand, is available in either a 16 or 32 GB…

Will The DROID Turbo Outperform The Galaxy S5?
Comparison , GalaxyS5 , smart phones / August 11, 2014

New details of Motorola’s upcoming DROID Turbo suggest  it will boast similar, if not faster, speeds as the Samsung Galaxy S5. With the Galaxy S5 currently holding the title as the market’s fastest and most powerful smartphone, this is big news. So, just how much of a threat does the Motorola DROID Turbo pose to Samsung’s flagship smartphone? first broke the story about the DROID Turbo, revealing some if the device’s specs in a leaked screenshot. The screenshot reveals a Motorola device, presumably the DROID Turbo, running on the Verizon Wireless network. Listed specs include a Snapdragon 805 processor (clocked at 2.65GHz processor), 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 1440 x 2560 resolution with a 360 x 640 DPI, 4.49″ display, Android 4.4.4 KitKat, 20-megapixel primary camera. Assuming the specs accurate, there are a few notable features included in the Motorola DROID Turbo that rival the Galaxy S5. For starters, 3GB of RAM is a nice upgrade from the traditional 2GB found in most smartphones. Extra RAM means more multitasking with less lag, which is something we can all use. Another notable feature included in the DROID Turbo is its 20-megapixel camera — a substantial boost from the Galaxy S5’s current 16-megapixel camera….