The HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6/Galaxy S6 edge were the biggest announcements to kick off MWC 2015. The One M9 appears to be an incremental update retaining its iconic unibody brushed metal finish with upgraded hardware underneath. Meanwhile Samsung has completely overhauled its new flagship model with a fresh premium design and advanced internals for both processor and RAM. The Galaxy S6 edge is essential the same device as the Galaxy S6 but it gets a dual-curved edge display and it is slightly larger battery capacity.
So how does the two titan flagships compare? We have an easy to read infographic comparing all three (inclusive of the Galaxy S6 edge) after the break.
UPDATE: Samsung updates Galaxy A7 specs with Full HD 1080p display.
Following the official announcement of its Galaxy A7, the Galaxy A series family with its metal unibody design is finally complete. To get to know each model better, Samsung Tomorrow has released an infographic that highlights the specs and dimensions side by side.
To recap, the Galaxy A3 is the smallest of the lot with a 4.5″ qHD display and the Galaxy A5 is the middle child with a 5.0″ HD display. Both Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 runs on a mid-range 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor. The biggest of the lot is the Galaxy A7 which is announced with a 5.5″ Full HD 1080p
HD 720p display and it gets a more uprated Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor. Dimension wise, the Galaxy A7 is the thinnest at only 6.3mm while the Galaxy A5 is slightly thicker at 6.7mm and the Galaxy A3 at 6.9mm.
Surprisingly the Galaxy A7 is officially announced with a HD 720p display, while the units previewed at the Malaysian Galaxy A launch were having a higher Full HD resolution (1920×1080). This was also confirmed via Amanz’s CPU-Z screenshot on the Galaxy A7. It is a possibility that we could be getting a higher spec variant than the rest of the world or Samsung has decided to turn its hardware specs down a notch.
For the international markets, there will be 2 variants of the Galaxy A7 available – 4G LTE with a higher 1.8GHz x4 + 1.3GHz x4 processor set up or a 4G/3G dual-SIM version with 1.5GHz x4 + 1.0GHz x4 combination. Check out the full Galaxy A infographic after the break.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is their latest flagship with hardware topping specs and a new body to match. To get to know this latest phablet and its signature S-Pen stylus better, Samsung has released an infographic that highlights its hardware, features and dimensions at a glance.
From our hands-on with the Galaxy Note 4, the latest model is much improved on the exterior design as it uses a more premium feeling metal frame. For a more realistic pen like experience, the S-Pen stylus has been improved with double the pressure sensitivity over the previous model. The only hardware downside that’s not listed here is the micro-USB connector which uses a more traditional USB 2.0 instead of a faster USB 3.0. However it does get a Fast Charging feature that lets you charge from 0-50% in just 30 minutes.
Wondering how does the Galaxy Note 4 stack up against the latest 4.7″ iPhone 6 and 5.5″ iPhone 6 Plus? Do check out our spec and dimensions comparison post.
View the full Galaxy Note 4 infographic after the break.
These days it is common to find yourself owning a laptop, a tablet and a smart phone. While each of them fits well for different scenarios, is there room for a hybrid convergence device? To find out, Microsoft has conducted a survey among working professionals in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea and Malaysia.
Results show that most working adults spend half of their time on the move and device weight is also a concern. Majority of those holding back from buying a tablet had responded that they have yet to find a tablet that could give them the best experience of a laptop and a tablet.
This is where Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 comes in as it offers the power of a full fledged Windows 8.1 laptop with a form factor of a tablet. Today, it is officially launched across 28 markets including Malaysia where it is sold from RM2,729.
To illustrate the findings of their survey, Microsoft has released an infographic that you can view after the break.
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Sony has been a strong advocate for water and dust resistant devices. It started from its rugged Sony Ericsson Xperia Activ back in 2011 and now Sony has been incorporating water resistance on every high-end devices they make since the Xperia Z. They had made their mark by pioneering a flagship devices that can be taken to the swimming pool at anytime.
To highlight the benefits of having a waterproof device, Sony has released an infographic highlighting facts and figures of exposures to wet and rainy conditions including user habits of taking their phones to the bathroom. This illustrates that having a water resistant device is more important than what we imagine and it really gives better peace of mind knowing that your phone can withstand accidental spills, rain exposure or accidental drops into water. Even Samsung has incorporated IP67 rated water and dust resistance on their latest Galaxy S5, which is a sign that water resistance is becoming more of a necessity.
The Sony Xperia Z1, Z2 and Z2 Tablet comes with IP58 dust and water resistant rating which is capable to withstand being submerged under water beyond 1 metre deep for 30 minutes. The first digit in the IP rating indicates its dust resistance while the second digit represents its water resistance level. You can get the full details of IP rating over here.
View out the full infographic after the break.
Want to disappear for the internet completely? Deleting your Facebook account and cleaning out your Twitter isn’t going to cut it. If you want all traces of your cyber-self gone from the information superhighway, follow the steps detailed in this infographic.
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Check out another official Infographic of Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 comparison after the break.
Google Now was introduced together with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and it was seen as Google’s answer to Apple’s Siri. On the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, the functionality of Google Now is much more integrated and can been triggered by simply saying “OK Google” and even “OK Jarvis”. For older Jelly bean devices, Google Now can be activated by swiping the Home button upwards.
So what can you do with Google Now? Here’s a rather interesting infographic by TrendBlog which you can check out after the break. Don’t forget to try out the easter eggs as well.
Fact of the matter is, RIM’s not in a good position right now. Its stock price have seen better days, it’s trying hard to shake the “corporate use” image off its BlackBerry brand and at the same time the company has yet to find a way to effectively stop losing market share in the US and Europe. Despite Thorsten Heins (RIM’s new CEO) telling you otherwise, the Canadian tech company is struggling.
If this latest marketing effort is anything to go by, it looks like RIM is desperate as well.
GoGo Girl, Justin Steele, Trudy Foreal and Max Stone, these are the four characters that RIM has recently created as part of its “Be Bold” marketing campaign that took off at the start of the New Year. The story goes, on New Year’s Eve, RIM asked its Twitter followers to describe how they will be bold in 2012. The characters were created based on over 35,000 responses.
We don’t know about you but we don’t think these four fictional characters are going convince anyone to buy a BlackBerry.
To be fair, RIM is currently without a CMO. Heins is looking to find one soon but that still doesn’t excuse the company from launching this – in our opinion – silly marketing stunt.
Enough with the advertising and marketing RIM. Let’s focus on speeding up on the launches of your BB10 devices shall, and make them awesome please.
Head on over to after the jump to get to know these characters a little better.
This infographic from entrepreneurs.my reveals South East Asia to be a significant market for smartphone growth in the coming years. Of course this is not a surprise as this booming region is home to 600 million people.
What is interesting to note is that Indonesia is leading the region in growth and demand. For RIM, this will be of tremendous significance considering that BlackBerry still has a strong command in the populous republic.
While BlackBerrys are in demand in Indonesia, elsewhere in SEA Android is tipped to hold the lead in the overall smartphone market with recent data showing the jolly green robot enjoying 1000% growth over the last twelve months.
It looks like Malaysia will be enjoying brisk growth in the smartphone sector as well with 45% of Malaysians surveyed saying they are going to purchase a smartphone, significantly higher than our high-tech neighbors, Singapore where interestingly enough, her people are the least interested in the region to purchase a smartphone.
Head on over to after the jump for full inforgraphic.