Monday, 24 February 2014

Samsung Reveal Samsung Galaxy S5 Features 4K Video Recording, Finger Print Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Kid Mode, Water & Dusk Resistant




Samsung unveiled its latest addition to its Galaxy series in the shape of S5, with 5.1 inches of display and Snapdragon 801 processor which is so call performance kicker by Qualcomm with 2gb of ram.

Display

Samsung Galaxy S5 has 5.1 inches of Super Amoled HD Display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 not Ultra Hd resolution which people expecting from the new flagship. However a good sign about this display is Local Contrast Algorithm, Super Dimming and Adaptive Display Technology which automatically dim the display of your phone in dark environment.

Hardware:

S5 is powered with mighty Snapdragon 801 “performance kicker” processor with a 2.5 GHZ clock speed and 2gb of Ram. According to Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 has 45% faster camera sensor, 28% Faster graphics even though it has Adreno 330 Gpu which is found in Note 3 as it is slightly higher in clock speed which is 578 MHz, 20% Faster CPU and 18% Faster  as compared to Note 3 Snapdragon 800 processor. However people are not impressed with the 2GB Ram in S5 as it is same as its predecessor and we have 3gb of ram on Note 3 as well as on upcoming Lg G Pro 2 and Z2.


 Design

Samsung Galaxy S5 is not too different in design from its predecessor as its again surrounded by metal which some people believe made up of plastic. However it is still not confirmed whether we have plastic back cover at the back of a device or this time Samsung have used another material to make a back battery cover. Speaker grill is still at the backside of the device. The device is IP67 certified that gives it a license to be dusk and water resistant. Moreover S5 is equipped with Heart Rate Sensor which is situated below 16Mp camera of the device.


Software

S5 will comes up with Android 4.4 Kitkat and runs Samsung Touch Wiz with some ultra features like Ultra Power Saving Mode which will enable your device last up to 20hrs on standby, if your battery goes at 10%. Moreover one of the great features is Kid Mode and finger print sensor which will allow users to protect their personal files inside phone as well as it can be used to do payments. S5 also have heart rate sensor, motion sensors which found in its predecessor. However this time Samsung has changed their toggle structure in the notification bar as compared to its predecessor because this time toggles are colourful and have bigger icons with easy customization.
Internal Memory

There's 16GB of built-in storage in the device, but 8gb of memory has covered by phone software itself which is little bit surprising for me , while a microSD slot will add upto 64GB if needed. 


Connectivity

S5 packs Advanced 4G LTE connectivity, NFC, Bluetooth,  Ultra Wifi (this is the fastest wifi speed you can get on your phones, GPS, AGPS, Wifi Tethering and packs all other connectivity options that we have on S4.

Battery

Samsung Galaxy S5 is equipped with 2800 MAh battery which seems to me 200 MAh more powerful than S4. However, it would be much better if they have tipped it up to 3000 MAh atleast as Z2 has 3200 MAh battery which offcourse better than S5 battery.

Camera

S5 has 16 MP camera at the back which is capable of recording 1080p (4k) videos at 30 Fps which is big improvement in terms of video recording and camera capturing found in S4. S5 also added new camera modes like Virtual Tour Shot, Select Focus Mode which will allow users to focus on two objects at the same time, HDR (Rich Tone) is redefined as the users don’t have to hold their device until the device clarify the image, just take a photo and it will auto adjust a picture in your S5. There are more features added in the camera mode of the device, but the biggest one is dedicated image processing chip and the decreased shutter speed to 0.3 seconds making it the fastest camera shutter on a mobile device, so offcourse when you are trying to take a snap of fast moving thing you can capture a photo in seconds. On the front of S5 we have 2.1 Mega pixel camera which is very good for Video Calling.

Final Verdict

To give my final verdict we are going to use a SWOT analysis below

Strength

S5 packs a considerable beautiful 5.1 inches display with Finger Print Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Motion Sensors with a Water and Dusk Resistant Capabilities. S5 also have 16mp camera sensor with improved High Dynamic range capabilities and 4k Video Recording.

Weakness

One of the weaknesses I have found in S5 at some extent  is its battery  as now a days people want long battery life in their phone and S5 only packs 2800 mAh battery whereas its direct competitor Sony Z2 packs 3200 mAh battery . Another thing which people want in galaxy series is build quality of the phone and again Samsung says no to metal, glass and stick to plastic. The biggest weakness is its 2GB of ram as now a day’s companies are after 3GB of ram in their handsets and one of the great example is Lg G Pro 2 and Z2.

Opportunity

Finger Print Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Snapdragon 801 with over clocked speed and Camera Shutter Speed can give the device opportunity to compete against its big rivals like Lg, Sony and Apple

Threats

The biggest threat to Samsung Galaxy S5 is Lg Pro G2 and Sony Xperia Z2 and may be in the future Lg G3, Nexus 6 and Note 4.

Samsung Galaxy S5  is expected to fall on shelves on 11th April, price is not confirmed yet


Sony Unveils Xperia Z2 With Snapdragon 801 Processor, 4K Recording & 5.2 Inch Screen In MWC



Sony unveiled its latest addition to its Z1 series in the shape of Z1, with 5.2 inches of display and Snapdragon 801 processor which is so call performance kicker by Qualcomm with 3gb of ram.

Display

Sony has added Live Coloured Led with Triluminous X Reality Display in Xperia Z2 and not even that they have come with .2 inches bigger display in their new Device as compared to its predecessor that packs 5 inches of Display. However Z2 resolution and 423 pixles per inch remains same as  Z1 that runs at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Hardware:

Z2 is powered with mighty Snapdragon 801 “performance kicker” processor with a 2.3 GHZ clock speed and 3gb of Ram. According to Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 has 45% faster camera sensor, 28% Faster graphics even though it has Adreno 330 Gpu which is found in Z1, 14% Faster CPU and 18% Faster Ds as compared to Z1 Snapdragon 800 processor.

Design

Despite the fact Z2 sports 5.2 inches of display the Z2 is thinner and lighter than Xperia Z1. The design is strikingly familiar, reflecting exactly what you expect from the Xperia Z family.The phone is constructed from a solid aluminium frame, with those neat chamfered edges, and a tempered glass front and rear panel. There isn't much to differentiate it from the Xperia Z1 from the outside but there are changes.The phone is now slimmer (not as wide) and lighter. The difference in weight is noticeable when you hold both at the same time. It's now 8.2mm thick, 3mm thinner than before.
However the increase in the screen size to 5.2-inches means this smartphone is marginally taller than before. Whichever way you look at it, this is still a large device, although we don't have final measurements. There's still a healthy width of bezel above and below the display that seems superfluous. If you were happy with the size of the original Z1, then you'll have no concerns here. Moreover device is Water and Dusk Resistant like its predecessor, but a big improvement in the phone is its speaker grill which finally makes it way at the front of phone as compared to downside frame of Z1 which will definitely boost sound.

Software

Sony Xperia Z2 will comes up with Android 4.4 Kitkat and runs Sony UI.

Internal Memory

There's 16GB of built-in storage, while a microSD slot will add upto 64GB if needed. 

Connectivity

Z2 packs 3G & 4G LTE connectivity, HD Voice along with NFC, Bluetooth, Wifi, GPS, AGPS, Wifi Tethering and packs all other connectivity options that we have on Z1.

Battery

Z2 is equipped with 3200 mAh battery which seems to me better than Xperia Z1 3000 mAh battery.

Camera

Z2  has 20 MP camera at the back which is capble of recording 1080p (4k) videos which is big improvement interms of video recording found in Z1 On the front of Z2 we have 2 Mega pixel camera which is similar to its predecessor.

Final Verdict

To give my final verdict we are going to use a SWOT analysis below

Strength

Z2 packs a considerable beautiful 5.2 inches display with Live Colour LED with a superior design, better battery,  4k video recording and strong processor and Ram than its predecessor.

Weakness
One of the weaknesses I have found in Z2 at some extent  is its Snapdragon 801 which is a good upgrade from Snapdragon 800, but now companies are planning to punch Snapdragon 805 processor which will support Ultra Hd graphics and packs Adreno 420 Gpu.

Opportunity

3gb of ram is the biggest opportunity Sony can achieve with Snapdragon 801 processor. However as i have said we are soon have Snapdragon 805 processor in the market and who knows with 4gbs of Ram.

Threats

The biggest threat to Sony Xperia Z2  is Samsung Galaxy S5 and may be in the future Lg G3, Nexus 6 and Note 4. However mean time we can witness Z3 in future to compete against these flasgships


Z2  is expected to fall on shelves on March sometime, price is not confirmed yet


Sunday, 23 February 2014

Samsung Officially Unveiled Gear 2 & Gear 2 Neo With Tizen Platform



Samsung has officially announced Gear 2 and Gear Neo to their smart wrist watch line, but this time with Tizen Os and option out Android. Now let see how these smart watches differ from each other.

Display

The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo feature the same 1.63 inch display that supports a resolution of 320 x 320 which is same as their predecessor Galaxy Gear.

Hardware

Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo have 1ghz processor which is slightly higher clock speed as compared to 800mhz clock speed of their predecessor. In terms of Ram there is no difference between Gear 2, Gear Neo and Galaxy Gear as all of them have 512 MB Ram.

Design
There is not much of the difference between these two smart watches as Samsung Gear 2 coming in with 36.9 x 58.4x 10.0 mm, and weighting 68g in comparison to Gear 2 Neo, which measures 37.9 x 58.8 x 10.0mm, but is 20% lighter at 55g, which will make a fairly big difference for some people and for some of us this is not a huge difference. However, both are thinner than the original, which came in at 37.9 x 58.8 x 10.0mm and weighed a whopping 74g in comparison. The main upgrade between the new two and the original is the band strap which will allow users to adjust the strap on their Gear 2 as well as Neo and Gear 2 are IP67 certified which makes them water and dusk resistant.

Battery
In terms of battery Gear 2 and Gear Neo packed 300mah which is slightly lower than 315mah battery of Galaxy Gear and at some extent this can be one of the main point involved in light weight of Gear 2 and Gear Neo 2. However Samsung claim battery last upto 3 days if you use them in low power.

Connectivity & Sensors
Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo have heart rate sensor, pedometer, infrared for Samsung Watch On , dedicated music player, S Voice, Bluetooth 4.0.

Camera
The big difference between two devices is camera as Gear 2 packs 2.1 mp camera whereas Neo missing a camera feature in it which we have in their predecessor.

Availability & Colour
Gear 2 and Gear Neo will go on sale in April this year, but price is not confirmed and will be updated on this blog soon.  Gear Neo will be available in three different colours Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange whereas Gear 2 will be available in Charcoal black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange