A Closer Look at Water Resistance Recently on the podcast, Anand mentioned that I was looking at how the Galaxy S5 performed when running benchmarks underwater. This ultimately started after the initial Galaxy S5 review was finished, as I started to test just how well the IP67 functionality worked. For those unfamiliar to how the Galaxy S5 achieved this ingress protection (1 meter depth for 30 minutes), the phone has effectively been designed from the ground up to prevent water ingress. First, a rubber gasket on the back cover helps to keep out water from critical areas of the phone, as seen below. While the photo doesn't show it very well, there's another snap in the area enclosed by the rubber gasket to ensure that a...

Introducing the Tizen Project

When Intel first announced its intentions to enter the smartphone space it needed an OS that demanded the additional silicon Intel was willing to invest in this market. With...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/28/2011

Hands-on With The Galaxy Tab 8.9

First revealed at CTIA, alongside it’s big brother the Tab 10.1, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 has been a long time coming. At today’s launch event Samsung gave the...

33 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/27/2011

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 & 5.0, Available October 16

Alongside availability of the Galaxy Tab 8.9, Samsung also announced the availability of the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0: Samsung's iPod Touch competitors. Both will be for sale starting...

32 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/26/2011

The Wait is Over: Samsung Announces the Galaxy Tab 8.9

When I first met the Galaxy Tab 8.9 in Florida earlier this year I felt like it may be the perfect tablet form factor: small enough to be really...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/26/2011

The Samsung SSD 830 Review

Samsung is a dangerous competitor in the SSD space. Not only does it make its own controller, DRAM and NAND, but it also has an incredible track record in...

100 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/24/2011

Samsung Confirms APQ8060 for T-Mobile Galaxy S 2

After the Samsung Galaxy S 2 launch announcement, I made an educated prediction that the T-Mobile variant would come with a Qualcomm SoC and not Samsung's own Exynos. The...

13 by Brian Klug on 9/13/2011

Samsung's Galaxy S 2: The Smoothest Scrolling Android Device Around

One aspect of differentiation between Android smartphones has always been how smoothly they scroll both in the OS and in the browser. Later versions of Android have addressed the...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2011

ARM's Mali-400 MP4 is the Fastest Smartphone GPU...for Now

Earlier this morning we published our long awaited review of the Samsung Galaxy S 2. In it we dedicated a few pages to investigating Samsung's own Exynos 4210 SoC...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2011

Samsung Galaxy S 2 (International) Review - The Best, Redefined

The road to our Galaxy S2 review has been a long one. The first time we saw the device was at Mobile World Congress, where it was initially announced...

133 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2011

Dell Precision Mobile Workstations: Now with Larger and Faster SSDs

I recently received an email from a reader asking for advice on the "best" laptop Dell has to offer. The reader's work is footing the bill, but with the...

9 by Jarred Walton on 9/8/2011

IFA 2011: Samsung Keynote Introduces Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Wave 3

Not content with one big press event this week, Samsung is breaking some new and curious ground at their IFA keynote. Along with the LTE variants of the Galaxy...

18 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/1/2011

Samsung Releases Series 7 Laptops: Aluminum Body and SSD Caching

Samsung has released four new laptops today. They are branded as Series 7 and will be available in October. These are also the first laptops with SSD caching. Read...

55 by Kristian Vättö on 8/31/2011

Hands on with the US-bound Samsung Galaxy S IIs

Samsung has already sold 5 million of them in 85 days in Korea and Europe, but until now the Galaxy S II has been just a dream in a...

36 by Jason Inofuentes on 8/31/2011

Why I Believe T-Mobile's Galaxy S II Uses a Qualcomm SoC

Earlier tonight Samsung announced all three US variants of the Galaxy S II: the Galaxy S II on AT&T, the Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch on Sprint and...

8 by Brian Klug on 8/31/2011

USA Samsung Galaxy S II Variants Announced

Right on schedule, Samsung Mobile announced variants of the already-popular Samsung Galaxy S II destined for T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T. As rumored, there was no word of a Verizon-bound...

21 by Brian Klug on 8/30/2011

Samsung Announces Galaxy S II LTE and Tab 8.9 LTE for IFA

Let's be clear, this fall has easily one of the busiest release schedules, and Samsung's not interested in making it any easier. In addition to the US SGS II...

9 by Jason Inofuentes on 8/28/2011

Verizon Will Be Absent From Galaxy S II Reveal

In just a few days we'll be covering the Samsung Galaxy S II event in New York City, and expect to have some hands-on time with Samsung's latest and...

10 by Jason Inofuentes on 8/25/2011

WiFi Galaxy Tab 10.1 Gets Improved GPU Performance With TouchWiz UX

So you read our TouchWiz UX Review and thought, "I'll pass on this one." Well, think it over one more time. When Anand discovered that Sammy's LTE Tab was...

7 by Jason Inofuentes on 8/22/2011

Meet the 6Gbps Samsung SSD 830: The Consumer PM830

Last week Samsung announced its PM830, its first SSD with support for 6Gbps SATA. Although the PM830 is shipping to OEMs today, it won't be available directly to consumers...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/17/2011

Samsung Releases White Galaxy S II

Image is courtesy of techtechies.com Samsung has today issued a press release which officially unveils the white version of their popular Galaxy S II. This announcement has been widely expected...

24 by Kristian Vättö on 8/16/2011

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