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The Xbox One S vs. the original Xbox One: What’s changed?

It’s been three years since the Xbox One’s launch, which means we’re due for a console redesign. But rather than give us the same system in a slimmer case, the Xbox One S also features a few tweaks under its stylish hood. The inclusion of 4K video is a welcome addition, but what else has changed? We’ve gathered all the relevant specs right here so you can start planning that next console purchase.

Xbox One S
Xbox One (2013)
starts at $299
starts at $299 (originally $499)
40% smaller (exact dimensions unavailable)
333 x 274 x 79mm (13.1 x 10.8 x 3.1 inches)
Not available
3.2kg (7.05 pounds)
Output resolution
720p, 1080p, 4K (HDR)
720p, 1080p
Not available
AMD Jaguar APU, 1.75 GHz 8-core (2 quad-core modules)
Not available
AMD Radeon GCN, 853 MHz
Not available
Internal storage
500GB / 1TB / 2TB
500GB / 1TB
Physical media
4K Blu-ray, DVD
Blu-ray, DVD
Dual band, 802.11 a/b/g/n
Dual band, 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wired network
10/100/1000 Ethernet
10/100/1000 Ethernet
HDMI, USB 3.0, IR blaster
HDMI 1.4, S/PDIF, USB 3.0, Kinect port
Power supply
Redesigned wireless controller with Bluetooth support
Xbox One wireless controller

Specs in italics are unconfirmed, but no significant performance changes have been announced. We will update this post as more details become available.

While the specifications mentioned today for Project Scorpio are promising, we don’t have enough data to do a proper comparison yet. We’ll be sure to take a closer look as more information becomes available over the next year.

Follow all the news from E3 2016 here!


The Moto Z vs. the competition: Much more than a gimmick

The biggest selling point of the new Moto Z and its fancier sibling the Moto Z Force might be the trio of “Mods” that let you boost the device’s battery life, pump up the volume or even make the it into a handheld projector. But how does this new handset compare with the other big accessory-adorned handset on the market, the LG G5? And should you choose either phone over more straightforward flagships like the Galaxy S7 or iPhone 6s Plus? We’ve lined up the specs of the Moto Z against these formidable competitors to see what it brings to the table, no frills attached.

Moto Z
HTC 10
Samsung Galaxy S7
iPhone 6s Plus
varies by carrier on contract; $650 off-contract
$699 (off-contract)
$200 (on-contract)
$299, $399, $499 (on contract); $749, $849, $949 (off-contract)
Known dimensions
155.3 x 75.3 x 5.19mm (6.11 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches)
149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3mm (5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches)
145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0-9.0mm (5.74 x 2.83 x 0.12-0.35 inches)
142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm (5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches)
158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches)
136g (4.8 ounces)
159g (5.61 ounces)
161g (5.68 ounces)
152g (5.36 ounces)
192g (6.77 ounces)
Screen size
5.5 inches (139.7mm)
5.3 inches (134.62mm)
5.2 inches (132.08mm)
5.1 inches (129.2mm)
5.5 inches (139.7mm)
Screen resolution
2,560 x 1,440 (535 ppi)
2,560 x 1,440 (554 ppi)
2,560 x 1,440 (564 ppi)
2,560 x 1,440 (577 ppi)
1,920 x 1,080 (401 ppi)
Screen type
Quad HD IPS LCD Quantum
Super LCD 5
Quad HD Super AMOLED
Internal storage
32 / 64GB
16 / 64 / 128GB
External storage
Rear camera
13MP, f/1.8, 1.12µm pixel size
16MP, f/1.8, 1.12µm pixel size
12MP, f/1.8, 1.55µm pixel size
12MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixel size
12MP iSight, f/2.2, 1.22µm pixel size
Front-facing cam
5MP, f/1.8, 1.34µm pixel size
5MP FaceTime HD, f/2.2
Video capture
4K at 30fps
4K at 30fps
4K at 30fps
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Apple A9
2.2GHz quad-core
2.15GHz quad-core
2.2GHz quad-core
2.15GHz quad-core
1.8GHz dual-core
Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 530
PowerVR Series 7XT GT7600
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Dual band, 802.11ac
Operating system
Android 6.0
Android 6.0
Android 6.0
Android 6.0
iOS 9
Standout features
Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C
Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C
Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C
Fingerprint sensor, IP68 certified
3D Touch, 2nd-gen Touch ID, Retina flash
Moto Mods: Insta-Share Projector, SoundBoost speaker, Power Pack
LG Friends: Cam, Cam Plus, Hi-Fi Plus (not available in US), VR
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable

* Specs in italics are unconfirmed.

You’ll have to wait for our review to get the final verdict on the Moto Z and its Mods, but be sure to check out our hands-on post from today’s event for some initial impressions.

Get all the news from today’s Lenovo and Motorola event right here!


ASUS’ ZenBook 3 vs. the updated MacBook: Which packs more punch?

The 12-inch MacBook is attractive and compact, but not without compromises. When the original came out last spring, our reviewer Dana Wollman took issue with its lackluster performance and lack of ports outside of a USB-C connection. Still, the MacBook was good enough to warrant a refresh in 2016 that delivered more battery life and improved performance. Now, ASUS is getting in on the minimalist act with its new ZenBook 3. At a glance, the new MacBook and ZenBook 3 seem quite similar indeed, with small, lightweight designs and, well, not many ports. While we’ll certainly put the Zenbook 3 through its paces in a full review, a quick peek at the specs reveals two machines similar in profile, but with the potential for very different performance.

Price $999 / $1,499 / $1,999 $1,299 / $1,599
Dimensions 296 x 191.2 x 11.9mm (11.65 x 7.53 x 0.47 inches) 280 x 196.5 x 13.1mm (11.04 x 7.74 x 0.52 inches)
Weight 910g (2 pounds) 920g (2.03 pounds)
OS Windows 10 OS X El Capitan
Display 12.5-inch LED-backlit LCD 12-inch LED-backlit LCD with IPS
Resolution 1,920 x 1,080 2,304 x 1,440
Processor Intel Core i5 6200U or Core i7 6500U Intel Core m3 (1.1GHz) or Core m5 (1.2GHz)
Memory 16GB / 64GB 8GB
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 520 Intel HD Graphics 512
Storage 256GB / 512GB / 1TB SSD 256GB / 512GB SSD
WiFi 802.11ac with WIDI 802.11ac
Battery 40 WHr 41.4 WHr

HTC 10 vs HTC One M9

HTC has always been known for their beautiful designs and build quality, but when it comes to the flagship race, their high-end offerings have been found lacking in key areas, particularly the camera, that makes it fall short against it competition. Unfortunately, HTC has had a rough go over the last few years, but the company is hoping for a reversal of fortunes with their 2016 flagship smartphone.

  • HTC 10 review
  • HTC One M9 review

HTC may have dropped the “One” moniker with their latest device, but this may actually be the one for you. How much of an improvement is the current HTC flagship when compared to its predecessor? We find out, as we take an in-depth look at the HTC 10 vs HTC One M9!

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Buy the HTC One M9 now!


HTC has made a few tweaks to the design language with the 10, but these small changes go a long way in differentiating the current flagship from its predecessors. Both smartphones do feature a full metal unibody construction, and are made from the same high-grade aluminium materials. However, the HTC 10 doesn’t comes with the brushed metal finish that is seen with the One M9, giving the former a much cleaner and sleeker look. The HTC 10 also comes with chamfered edges all around the back, which has been a bit of a polarizing design element, but the silhouette look that it allows for is actually pretty great.

The biggest changes are seen up front though. The top and bottom sections of the One M9 come with the same metallic finish as the back, which really emphasizes the black border that is found around the display. With the 10, the top and bottom sections are now black, and helps the display blend into all the sides. The bezels on both phones are about the same thickness, but feels a lot less prominent with the HTC 10 because of this.

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Another big change is the removal of the dual front-facing speakers with the HTC 10, and while a front-facing speaker is still found above the display, the one below has been removed, in favor of a fingerprint scanner, which is embedded into a capacitive home button. That being said, the HTC 10 does have a second speaker at the bottom and this comes with a subwoofer built in. Finally, the black bar with the HTC logo that is found with the One M9 is no longer there with the 10, which is definitely a big plus.

Both smartphones comes with the buttons on right side, with the power button placed below the volume rocker. However, while the power button with the One M9 did come with a textured pattern, this is far more prominent with the 10, making it far easier to find with your finger. The buttons of the One M9 also sit a little more flush with the body of the phone, but that isn’t the case with the 10, allowing for better tactile feedback.

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The HTC 10 is slightly taller and wider than the One M9, which is understandable, given that the former features a display that is larger by 0.2-inches. The 10 is also slightly thinner, but heavier than the One M9, but the overall feel in the hand with both smartphones is about the same. The metal build does make both smartphones a touch slippery, and is more pronounced with the 10 because of its smooth finish on the back, and can take some getting used to. Both the HTC 10 and the One M9 are beautifully-designed smartphones, but the cleaner look up front and on the back give the 10 the advantage when it comes to design.


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The HTC 10 comes with a 5.2-inch Super LCD 5 display with a Quad HD resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 565 ppi, while the One M9 features a 5-inch Super LCD 3 screen, with a lower Full HD resolution, and resulting pixel density of 441 ppi. HTC finally made the jump the Quad HD with the 10, but 1080p is more than enough when it comes to the 5-inch screen of the One M9, and in fact, you won’t notice a significant difference in sharpness when comparing the two displays side by side.

What is notable however is the vast improvement in quality. The display of the One M9 features much cooler color temperatures, and almost has a greenish hue, which looks very unappealing. The display of the HTC 10 is far warmer, and does get much closer to true whites. Colors are very vibrant with the 10, with a saturation that almost matches what is found with the good AMOLED displays out there. The HTC 10 offers a viewing experience that is far more enjoyable when compared to the rather dull screen of the One M9, and it certainly isn’t difficult to pick a winner here.


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As is always the case when comparing a current generation device with its predecessor, performance gets a significant boost, with the HTC 10 featuring the latest and greatest currently available. Under the hood is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, clocked at 2.15 GHz, and backed by the Adreno 530 GPU and 4 GB RAM, while the One M9 features an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, clocked at 2 GHz, and backed by the Adreno 430 GPU and 3 GB of RAM.

Not surprisingly, the performance with the HTC 10 is far better than what is seen with the One M9. Installing and opening apps takes much longer with the latter, and games take longer to load as well. With the One M9 coming with an older version of the Snapdragon 810, the device also tends to get uncomfortably warm when under heavy use, which further cripples the performance. The HTC 10 scores much higher in benchmark tests, but while that sometimes doesn’t translate to real world performance, the difference is easily seen here when comparing the two.


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In hardware, HTC actually removes a few features in order to accommodate the different design language of the HTC 10, but does also add some useful ones in their place. For starters, the IR blaster that is found with the One M9 up top is longer available with the 10. The IR blaster lets you control your television, cable boxes, sound systems, and other electronics, but with this not being as widely used, its removal makes sense when it comes to the latest flagship.

A more important feature that has been removed is the dual-front facing speakers that are seen with the One M9. This was one of the features that made the One M9 stand out from the crowd, and allowed for one of the best smartphone audio experiences around. The sound quality is simply fantastic, with crisp and clear audio, and the front-facing speakers created a very balanced sound.

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On the other hand, the HTC 10 comes with a single front-facing speaker above the display, that is coupled with a woofer found at the bottom of the phone, that helps with the lows and mids. You do get nice sounding audio here, but it doesn’t match up to the quality of the One M9. However, where the 10 does take the lead in terms of audio is when using headphones, with the 10 featuring a Hi-Fi audio DAC, a headphone AMP, and Dolby enhancements, to allow for a great listening experience.

Of course, the reason for the removal of the dual front-facing speakers with the HTC 10 is to make way for the fingerprint scanner up front, that is embedded into the capacitive home button. The scanner is one of the best around, and is impressively fast and accurate. With a capacitive home button comes capacitive back and recent apps keys as well, allowing for more display real estate, when compared to the One M9 and its on-screen navigation keys.

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While this isn’t a hardware feature, it is worth making a note of how loud the vibration motor of the HTC 10 is. It is one of the loudest we’ve seen, and if the phone is placed on a table, you will likely hear the vibration over the actual sound of the notification alert. The vibration motor of the One M9 is also very strong, but not nearly as loud.

The HTC 10 comes with a larger 3,000 mAh battery, compared to the 2,840 mAh unit of the One M9, but with the display of the former getting a bump in resolution, the battery life available with both is quite similar. Both smartphones comfortably allow for a full day of use, with around 4 hours of screen on-time, which is pretty good. Both smartphones also come with fast charging capabilities, but the HTC 10 charges faster, courtesy of a USB Type C (USB 3.0) port and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.


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The HTC One M9 comes with a 20 MP rear camera, with a f/2.2 aperture and no optical image stabilization, while the 10 features a 12 MP primary camera, with a f/1.8 aperture and OIS. One of the most disappointing aspects of the One M9 was its camera performance, and while the MP count has been reduced, the camera sensor comes with larger pixel sizes, allowing for much better low-light photography.

HTC One M9
HTC 10

When it comes to image quality, the HTC 10 is far superior to the One M9. Looking at outdoor shots, photos taken with the 10 feature more color and higher contrast, and even appear sharper and with more detail, despite the reduction in megapixels. The One M9 camera is far more prone to overexposing a shot, and there always seems to be a haze over the photo. The HTC 10 does overexpose in some areas though, but when compared to the One M9, the former does a much better job with handling brighter areas. HDR also works better with the 10, even if the image sometimes appears to be a bit unnatural.

HTC One M9
HTC 10

There is also a significant improvement when it comes to taking photos in low-light conditions. The One M9 utilizes a slower shutter speed in these situations, and coupled with the lack of OIS, you often get blurry shots, even with the steadiest of hands. There is a lot of loss in detail, a lot more grain, and the color reproduction suffers as well. HDR usually helps when taking photos in low-light, but it has the opposite effect with the One M9. It takes a lot longer to stitch the photos together, so you will end up with a blurry image every time, and the image will be way too bright.

HTC One M9 camera samples

HTC 10 camera samples

Interestingly enough, the front-facing 4 MP “Ultrapixel” camera of the One M9 is a lot better than the 5 MP unit of the HTC 10. You get a lot more detail with the One M9, and it exposes the shot better. The advantage the selfie camera of the HTC 10 has is with regards to video, with the front-facing camera also coming with OIS, allowing for very steady videos, which is perfect for vlogging. With video, the rear camera of the 10 also does a much better job, thanks to the availability of OIS, and the videos shot with the One M9 also seem to be too dark.


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Both smartphones are running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the HTC Sense UI on top. However, the difference between the two version of the Sense are significant, with the latest version available with the 10 far more streamlined. The aesthetics largely remain the same, but HTC now retains a lot of Google’s Material Design elements, such as in the notification drop down, the Settings menu, as well as in the Recent Apps screen.

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HTC has streamlined the software experience even further by removing duplicate apps. So now, you get Google Photos, Google Calendar, and Google Messenger, instead of HTC Gallery, and the HTC versions of the other two apps. It used to be redundant and a little confusing for users before, and it’s great to see HTC make this change. There were also a lot of other pre-installed games and apps that cluttered the One M9, but have been removed with the HTC 10.

HTC 10 screenshots

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In terms of features, things remain mostly the same. You get lock screen shortcuts, a robust Themes store that lets you completely change the look and feel of the interface, and BlinkFeed, which a news and social media aggregrator. Of all the left screen experiences out there, BlinkFeed remains one of the best, and is a nice way to have all the information you may need in one page. There is also a great HTC widget that houses all your most used apps, with the list changing depending on your location.

HTC One M9 screenshots

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HTC Sense has been one of the better skins of Android since the One M7, and while the jump from the One M9 to the 10 isn’t a major overhaul, the key changes and improvements that have been made make a huge difference.

Specs comparison

Display 5.2-inch Super LCD5 display
Quad HD resolution, 565 ppi
5-inch Super LCD3 display
Full HD resolution, 441 ppi
Processor 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Adreno 530 GPU
2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Adreno 430 GPU
Storage 32/64 GB
expandable via microSD up to 200 GB
32 GB
expandable via microSD up to 200 GB
Camera 12 MP rear camera, f/1.8 aperture, 1.55µm pixel size, OIS, laser autofocus
5 MP front-facing camera, f/1.8 aperture, OIS
20 MP rear camera, f/2.2 aperture
4 MP “Ultrapixel” front-facing camera
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 connector
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
IR Blaster
microUSB 2.0
Battery 3,000 mAh
non removable
2,840 mAh
Software Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
HTC Sense UI
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
HTC Sense UI
Dimensions 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm
161 grams
144.6 x 69.7 x 9.6 mm
157 grams


Final thoughts

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So there you have it for this closer look at the HTC 10 vs One M9! When it comes to these two HTC flagships, the 10 features notable improvements over its predecessor. While the One M9 does offer the better audio experience when using external speakers, the HTC 10 has it beat it pretty much every other aspect.

  • HTC 10 review
  • HTC One M9 review

The display is more vibrant, with brighter colors, and of course, a higher resolution. The design is much sleeker, and the software experience has been streamlined even further. The fingerprint scanner is a nice addition and works remarkably well, and HTC finally got things right on the camera side of things. Unless dual-front facing speakers are an absolute must have, the HTC 10 is definitely the better the choice between the two, and even then, the new speaker arrangement on the HTC 10 provides excellent audio.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs S6 edge+ vs Note 5: Which one to choose?

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After the launch of flagship Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung recently introduced the plus version of S6 within five months in India at an almost similar launch price. Wait for it. The Galaxy Note 5 is next in line. The next Note device is expected to arrive soon. Now, if you wish to buy any of these premium devices, which one should it be?

Ask Samsung India the same question. “The Galaxy S6 edge+ is meant for those who would want a large display. The Galaxy S6 edge+ caters to the demand for large screen devices in the market. The Note 5, goes without saying, is aimed at our Note fans who wants to do more with the improved S-Pen,” said Asim Warsi, VP, Marketing, IT & Mobile, Samsung India.

PICTURES: Check out the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

WATCH: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ first look video (App users click here)

While it may sound simple, this comparison is tricky given all the three devices shares similar specifications.

Specs S6 edge S6 edge+ Note 5
Price Rs 49,900 Rs 57,900 TBA
Display 5.1-inch Super AMOLED 1440×2560 pixels 577 ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on both sides, dual curved edge screen 5.7-inch Super AMOLED 140×2560 pixels (518 ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on both sides, dual curved edge screen 5.7-inch Super AMOLED 1440×2560 pixels (518 ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 4
OS Android Lollipop Android Lollipop Android Lollipop
CPU Exynos 7420 (1.5GHz quad-core CortexA53 + 2.1GHz quad-core Cortex A57) Exynos 7420 (1.5GHz quad-core CortexA53 + 2.1GHz quad-core Cortex A57) Exynos 7420 (1.5GHz quad-core CortexA53 + 2.1GHz quad-core Cortex A57)
GPU Mali-T760MP8 Mali-T760MP8 Mali-T760MP8
Memory 32GB/ 64GB options (No microSD card slot) 32GB (No microSD card slot) 32GB (No microSD card slot)
Camera 16MP rear and 5MP front 16MP rear and 5MP front 16MP rear and 5MP front
Battery 2,600 mAh 3,000 mAh 3,000 mAh

Galaxy S6 edge vs S6 edge+

The Galaxy S6 edge+ is simply the bigger version of Galaxy S6 edge. While the S6 Edge comes with a 5.1-inch screen, the S6 edge+ display measures 5.7-inch. The S6 edge+ is obviously wide and longer than the S6 edge, however, the dual curved screen ensure that 5.7-inch is not too big to use. Both displays are Quad HD with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. The quality of both are stunning.

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The plus version comes with 4GB RAM while S6 edge has 3GB RAM. It would be hard to differentiate the performance based on the 1GB more RAM only. The bigger S6 edge+ obviously is powered by a bigger 3,000 mAh battery when compared to 2,600 mAh battery of the S6 edge. If you intend to buy a wireless charger, then the S6 edge+ supports fast wireless charging while the S6 edge doesn’t.

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The major difference between them is only display sizes. On the software front, thankfully, Samsung has tried to differentiate in the bigger version. The Galaxy S6 edge+ comes with Live YouTube broadcasting, App Edge and Side Sync.

Live YouTube Broadcast: With this feature, you can live stream on your YouTube account directly from the camera app. This feature will make you forget Periscope or Meerkat and will help you focus on your YouTube channel. This feature works even if you have just one subscriber or none on your YouTube channel.

App Edge: In the Galaxy S6 edge, the right edge of the display can used only to showcase five contacts in different colour themes. In the plus version, Samsung now allows you to add five apps which you mostly use. The App Edge simply acts as a shortcut.

Side Sync: This feature helps you to share the screen and data between your PC and S6 edge+ wireless. Side Sync is supported on both Windows and Mac.

Samsung might look at providing these features to the S6 edge as well going forward. However, Samsung did not mention any specific time.

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Galaxy Note 5

While the Galaxy S6 edge+ sports a dual curved screen like the earlier Galaxy S6 Edge, the Note 5 has a dual curved back and a flat display. Both share the exact specifications but Note 5 comes with the stylus. The Note 5 allow users to scribble notes with the stylus even when the device is locked. So, who should buy the Note 5? If you really need the S-Pen only then buying the Note 5 makes sense.

The Galaxy S6 edge was launched at Rs 58,900. The market price of it, after five months of its launch, is around Rs 49,900. Now, the Galaxy S6 edge+ will go on sale starting August 28 at Rs 57,900. So, Samsung may have reduce the price of the S6 edge to accommodate the new plus version. Also, the Note 5, following earlier trends, might be launched in the price range of between Rs 58,000 and Rs 60,000.

When asked what is Samsung doing to justify the drastic price drops in a short span of time, Warsi said, “The price keeps on varying due to market conditions. However, we were the first to introduce a unique cover for customers who had pre-ordered the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Under this, Samsung will cover up to Rs 10,000 in the form of points and freebies equivalent to difference amount, when the price drops.”



Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus vs Android: The flagship showdown

php8bvujvApple has announced not one, but two new iPhones, which only means one thing – there are two new flagship smartphones that have been added to the mix of already stiff competition.

But which is the best device overall in terms of the numbers? Here we are breaking down all the specs into simple, matter of fact statements so you can see which flagship smartphone is the biggest, which is the lightest, which has the highest resolution display and which has the best camera.

Enter the usual suspects – Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, HTC One (M8), Samsung Galaxy S5, LGG3 and Sony Xperia Z3 – and let the spec crunching begin.


The Apple iPhone 6’s aluminium build measures 138.1 x 67 x 6.9mm and weighs 129g, while the iPhone 6 Plus measures 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1mm and hits the scales at 172g.

If you are looking for the lightest of all six devices, the Apple iPhone 6 is the winner, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S5 at 145g.

For those after the slimmest, both Apple iPhones are thinner than any of the Android competitors, with the Sony Xperia Z3 taking third place for its 7.3mm build.

The largest of the bunch is the iPhone 6 Plus at 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1mm and the most compact is the iPhone 6 at 138.1 x 67 x 6.9mm.


You’ll find a 4.7-inch 1334 x 750 pixel resolution display on the Apple iPhone 6, and a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution on the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, which means a pixel density of 326ppi and 401ppi respectively.

The biggest display award goes to both the LG G3 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, both offering 5.5-inches.

LG mops up the sharpest display however, with its 2560 x 1440 resolution providing a pixel density of 534ppi.

All the other Android smartphones offer a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.

The smallest display is Apple’s iPhone 6, which is 0.3-inches smaller than the next contender, and also the lowest resolution and ppi.


The Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus both feature the company’s latest A8 processor on board with 64-bit architecture, supporting the 64-bit software of iOS 8. It has the M8 coprocessor to handle motion.

Android is not 64-bit yet, which is lucky as none of the flagship Android devices support it.

All of the Android devices have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor under the hood but the Sony Xperia Z3 has the most RAM at 3GB.

Comparing the devices like for like is very difficult: with undisclosed hardware from Apple, and different operating systems, there’s no easy way to measure them on the spec sheet.


When it comes to camera, the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus both feature an 8-megapixel rear snapper and a 1.2-megapixel front snapper.

If you arbitrarily want highest number of pixels on the rear camera, you’ll want the Sony XperiaZ3 with its 20.7-megapixel sensor.

If you are a selfie snapper, then you’ll want the HTC One (M8) for the best front camera with its 5-megapixel offering.

This is the fiercest battleground of all, but we’d expect the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to be strong performers with the latest tech they are offering including HDR selfies. That’s not to say they will win though, we suspect the camera battle to be the hardest fought.


The Apple iPhone 6 comes with a better battery than the iPhone 5S and Apple claims it will offer 14 hours talk time and 240 hours standby, while the Apple iPhone 6 Plus is said to provide 24 hours talk time and 384 hours standby. Apple hasn’t disclosed the battery capacity, however.

For the biggest battery capacity, the Sony Xperia Z3 wins the group at 3100mAh, which means the longest standby too at 740 hours.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3 fight for the most amount of talk time though, both claiming up to 21 hours.

For audio playback, you’re answer is the Sony Xperia Z3 again with up to 130 hours of music playback.

The smallest battery capacity is the HTC One (M8) at 2600mAh and 496 hours standby.


Apple doesn’t offer microSD support but its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will come in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage capacities.

This means Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offers the biggest internal storage options.

All the Android flagships have microSD slots for storage expansion up to 128GB, but typically offer 16 or 32GB storage.


The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has iOS 8 on board, which means a whole host of new features but its most unique offering is Apple Pay, which is launching initially in the US.

In terms of unique features for the Android handsets, the HTC One (M8) has a Duo Camera that captures depth of field information, the Samsung Galaxy S5 brings a heart sensor to the mix, theLG G3 uses laser focusing and the Sony Xperia Z3 is waterproof and lets you play PS4 games.


The new iPhone 6 will start at £539 for 16GB. The iPhone 6 Plus will start from £619 (16GB).

The cheapest SIM free handset on our panel of Android flagships is the LG G3, at £479 (16GB), which is the most affordable overall.

The iPhone 6 Plus is the most expensive and ironically has the same size display as the LG G3.


It depends what is most important to you as to which of the usual suspects will win you over, but if you just take them all on number value and nothing else … this is how it goes down.

The smallest, lightest and slimmest phone is the new Apple iPhone 6.

The biggest display is shared between the LG G3 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, but the sharpest display is the LG G3.

The highest resolution rear camera is the Sony Xperia Z3 and the best front camera is the HTCOne (M8).

The biggest battery capacity is the Sony Xperia Z3.

The most internal storage goes to Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but all the Android devices offer microSD card support.

The most affordable device is the LG G3 at £479.

And that friends, are the tech specs crunched.
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Motorola Moto 360 vs LG G Watch R

Motorola-Moto-360-vs-LG-G_Watch-R-comparison-specs-price-features-design-640x330Wearable devices have certainly become very popular as of later, but they’re still nowhere near as popular as smartphones or tablets. However, smartwatches might change all that as lately we’ve seen almost all the tech giants trying their hand at developing a few of their own. One of the biggest complaints coming from consumers is related to the design of these devices, which is usually pretty bland and uninteresting. Luckily, several manufacturers have stopped trying to reinvent the wheel and went back to the drawing board in an attempt to create something new. The Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R are two examples of smartwatches born as a result of this approach. What’s so special about them? Well, they’re both circular, which is a pretty common design choice among regular watches, but not so much among the electronic variety.

But naturally, one will always be more appealing than the other, therefore I figured that a comparison between the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R might be useful in order to find which one of them is the better device. Both of them will be officially announced in the coming days at the IFA Trade Show, but we don’t have to wait until then to make a relevant comparison as we already know most of the important details. Before we kick things off I do need to mention that the two are more or less equally matched so this will be a completely fair fight. With that in mind, let’s begin this little Moto 360 vs LG G Watch R showdown.

The Moto 360 was announced earlier this year and Motorola has teased us on more than one occasion with their upcoming smartwatch. Their marketing tactics worked like a charm as the watch is now arguably the most highly anticipated Android Wear device of the year. The LG G Watch R on the other hand was only announced a short while ago and it looks like LG is launching it specifically to compete with the Moto 360. In its teaser video, the LG G Watch R is presented as “filling the gap” and featuring a completely circular design, which forms “a perfect circle”. This is undoubtedly a small jab at the Moto 360 seeing as how the smartwatch has a small cutout at the bottom of its display so it’s not completely round.


In terms of resolution, the LG G Watch R’s display comes in an 320 x 320 megapixels while the Moto 360 can only account for 320 x 290 because of its “gap”. However, Motorola more than makes up for this by equipping its device with a 1.5-inch LCD screen that also features Gorilla Glass 3 protection. By comparison, the LG G Watch R features a 1.3-inch plastic OLED display, which is less resistant than that of its competitor. Both watches have stainless steel cases, leather straps and both are waterproof, although only the LG G Watch R features actual IP67 certification. Overall, there aren’t a whole lot of differences when it comes to the design as both devices were developed to look similar to traditional watches so it will mostly boil down to preference here. Some people will find the Moto 360 to be more aesthetically pleasing while others will like the LG G Watch R instead. You can’t really argue with taste so let’s move on.

On the hardware side, we’re not completely sure about what to expect from the Moto 360 as not all the specs have been leaked yet. However, we do know that the smartwatch will have 512 MB of RAM, a Texas Instruments processor and a Li-io battery pack with Charging dock. Connectivity is done via Bluetooth 4.0 and Wireless N while features include pedometer, heart-rate monitor, vibration alert and voice activation. The LG G Watch also comes with 512 MB of RAM alongside a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 4GB storage memory and 410 mAh battery. We’re not seeing much in terms of connectivity options, but features are definitely plentiful and include heart-rate monitor, PPG sensor, Smart notifications, health apps, fitness apps and more.


Finally, the prices for these two devices are expected to differ quite a bit, but we still need to wait for confirmation from their respective manufacturers to find out if this is true. In any case, a recent leak from Best Buy claims that the Moto 360 will be priced at around $250, which seems pretty reasonable for a smartwatch. The LG G Watch R however is quite a bit more expensive, perhaps even too expensive some might say. LG Germany revealed that the wearable will go on sale for 299 EUR, which is the equivalent of almost $400. If I’m not mistaken, this will be the most expensive Android Wear smartwatch yet so I’m not sure if I can recommend it over the Moto 360 under these circumstances.

Sure, LG’s smartwatch arguably looks more elegant and could easily be mistaken for an actual analog watch. The LG G Watch R also features an actual circular display and seems to come with better specs and more features, but we still need to wait for Motorola to unveil their device in order to be sure. The bottom line is that the LG G Watch R is definitely worth purchasing, but keep in mind that with $400 you can also buy a pretty good smartphone so the price is well above what a smartwatch usually costs. The Moto 360 might not actually be round like Motorola initially said, but it does have the bigger screen and better protection for it while also offering a fair amount of features. I assume it will also not be far behind the LG G Watch R in terms of performance and it runs on Android Wear as well so there’s no difference in regards to the OS.

All in all, I admit that I find the LG G Watch R more appealing overall, but since the Moto 360 is $150 cheaper this is quite a difficult decision. What do guys think about these two smartwatches? Can the LG G Watch R justify the high price tag or is the Moto 360 a safer bet?
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LG G3 vs. HTC One M8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5

LG-G3-vs-One-M8-vs-Galaxy-S5Today, LG debuted it’s newest newest global flagship phone, the G3. The Android smartphone is a followup to the LG G2 from 2013, which had an unique design which moved the power/lock button and volume controls from the sides of the phone to the back of the device, below the camera lens. The G3 sports that same design, but with a more polished look, complete with a brushed metallic body (available in five colors) and a more mature-looking Android operating system.

The G3 packs the high-end specs we’ve come to expect in premium phones, and it’s perfectly poised to go up against it’s top Android competitors, the HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5.

With similar eye-popping screens, powerful processors, and capable camera lenses available on all three devices, deciding on which one is best for you really comes down to the extra features, design, and personal brand preference. The LG G3 is no slouch when it comes to extras, with the Knock Code security feature, a front-facing camera designed specifically for selfies, and a high-capacity battery.

Check out the chart below to see how the phone’s specs stacks up against its competition, and let us know in the comments below which phone comes out on top for you.

LG G3 HTC One M8 Samsung Galaxy S5
Size 5.7 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches; 5 oz. 5.8 x 2.8 x 0.4 inches; 5.6 oz. 5.5 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches; 5 oz.
Screen 5.5 inches; 2,560×1,440 pixels; 538ppi 5 inches; 1,920×1,080; 441ppi 5.1 inches; 1,920×1,080 pixels; 431ppi
Operating system Android 4.4 Android 4.4 Android 4.4
4G LTE Yes Yes Yes
WiFi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth 4.0 Low energy 4.0 Low energy 4.0 Low energy
IR Blaster Yes Yes Yes
Fingerprint scanner No No Yes
Rear camera and recording 13-megapixel; 4K HD video 4-’Ultrapixel’; 1080p HD video 16-megapixel; 4K HD (1080p HD default)
Front-facing camera 2.1-megapixel; 1080p HD video 5-megapixel; 1080p HD video 2-megapixel; 1080p HD video
Processor 2.5GHz quad-core; Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz quad-core; Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz quad-core; Snapdragon 801
Battery 3,000mAh, removable 2,600mAh; embedded 2,800mAh, removable
Capacity 32GB 16GB, 32GB 16GB, 32GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes Yes
Notable extras One-watt speaker with amp BlinkFeed, BoomSound Fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor
US Carriers T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
Color options Metallic white, black, gold, red, and violet Gray, silver, rose gold Black, white, blue, and copper

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Top 7 Android Tablets In The Market Today That You Shouldn’t Miss


With so many android tablets out there, it is very easy to get dizzy and be overwhelmed with the different choices. To make things worse, if you are not tech-savvy yourself, there is a good chance that you will pick the wrong one and end up regretting your choice. For this reason, I want to help you to make the right decision by narrowing down your choice to seven. In this post, I want to share with you 7 of the top Android tablets across the globe. Of course, it is undeniable that these tablets might be a bit expensive, but hey, quality comes with a price. So if money is not an issue, check out our list and see which will best work for you!

Top 1: Google Nexus 7

On top of our list is Google’s very own Nexus 7. What else can we expect? Google owns the Android OS and so we surely would see how Google will turn its android tablet to be on top of the line. So what makes Nexus 7 2013 edition to be the king of all Android tablet? For one, it has the best screen resolution there is. Its battery life is impressive as well along with its other many features.

Top 2: Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Sony is truly an amazing brand when it comes to technological advancement and innovation. With its Xperia Tablet Z, there is no doubt that it deserves the number 2 spot in our list. I believe its waterproof casing and high durability makes it the best choice.

Top 3: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Run by Android 4.1 Jelly bean, Galaxy Tab 3 is by far the best series of the Samsung’s line of tab. It has a staggering 1.2GHz processor and 1GB RAM – enough to run a laptop or desktop. It has great hand grip, powerful features, and various multimedia capabilities.

Top 4: Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon won’t be denied when it comes to the wholesale android tablets market. This tablet is perfect for watching movies because of its sophisticated Dolby audio and high screen resolution at 100% sRGB color accuracy. Personally, I believe Amazon’s Kindle Fire has the best screen resolution that even redefined the term HD.

Top 5: Asus Transformer Pad TF701T

Asus could have been a better tablet if only it’s not too bulky. Its outward design looks even more outdated. However, it is still one of the cheap Android tablets when it comes to performance. Asus Transformer Pad can be docked to a keyboard to make it look like a small netbook. Because of its fast performing processor, it can be the perfect tablet for gamers.

Top 6: Advent Vega Tegra Note 7

The best thing about Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 is its blazingly fast processor that can exponentially bring your gaming experience to a whole new level. It has good speakers too. So if you love to listen to music or watch movies with your cheap tablet, then this can be a good buy. You just have to settle with its average design and you will only rely with Wi-Fi for faster connectivity.

Top 7: Tesco Hudl

If you can’t afford an over $300 iPad, then you can get the best worth of your money with Tesco Hudl. Though it cannot be entirely considered as a wholesale android tablets, Tesco Hudl can help you gain the best features with the least price. It has a very sharp display and high memory expandability.


This is our top 7 list of the best of the best Android tablets available today. Because of the tough competition within this market, I am sure that every brand will do their best to wow their potential customers. To really identify the cheap android tablet for you, I would recommend that you determine your need, preference, and budget. Afterwards, explore the different options currently available to suit your criteria.


The similarities between payday cash loan and checkbook cash loan

Payday cash loans are becoming exceedingly attractive these days especially because of the ease with which the loan gets sanctioned to the borrower. People often get confused in trying to understand the differences between payday cash loan and the check book cash loan.

A pay day loan does not require any formal security to be provided by the borrower, so you can get your hands on the money swiftly. Technically speaking both the payday loan and the checkbook loan are the same but with different name.

Both these two loans are in prevalence and follows similar proceedings, however, depending on the mode through which you purchase the loan from the loner the steps involved can be poles apart. These loans can be very useful to people that need instant cash out for emergency purposes.

Borrowing choices

There are two different ways through which you can access this type of loans. One is by checking out the loaner online through payday cash loan websites such as MyPaydayLender, and the another one is directly meeting the loaner eye to eye to access the loan. This is where the difference between payday and checkbook loan comes into existence.

If you are getting the loan online then you may not be need to provide checkbook leaf to the loaner while if you are going offline, apparently the loaner will demand you to provide the check slips for sanctioning the loan. Purchasing loans both online and offline either check book or payday cash loans has its own pros and cons. The security and risks completely depends on the loner from whom you are borrowing the money.

General requirements

Here are the common requirements that you have to satisfy to get the loan sanctioned successfully. Irrespective of the type of finance the loaner will see whether you are above the age of eighteen, which is compulsory as per law. The next verification is to check whether you should have a regular stream of money flowing every month to ensure you will pay back the money on a time. The source of income can be anything.

For example, if you are getting financial aid due to disability or if you are running a small scale business then you can avail the loan. Finally, you should have a proof of your savings bank account to finish the proceedings. Checkbook and payday cash loans are beneficial for those who need cash fast, as you will get the loan within the maximum of 24 hours.

As the loner makes the loan process easier both the payday cash and checkbook loan charges additional money from the actual sum, just like paying interest for conventional loans in banks. You should be well aware of the additional money that you have to pay along the principal amount in order to prevent any illegal activities. So selecting the right loner forms a great part in getting payday and check book loans.

The advantages seems to be overwhelming but can be little dangerous if you end up selecting the wrong loaner. When compared to the conventional bank loans for which you have to visit the manager dozens of times and finally ending up in regret the payday cash loans are very flexible and simple in nature.


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