06 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Samsung Galaxy SIII vs S2 – Full Antutu Benchmark Test

So how do you think this will go down? just how much better is the Galaxy S3 compared to the older Galaxy S2 model? What difference does all of Samsung’s improvements make and is it worth the extra money the newer phone costs these days?

The main difference affecting performance will be the CPU upgrade. Samsung put a beastly dual core Exynos 1 Ghz processor in the the S2 but the S3 really steps things up with a Exynos 4 Quad clocked at 1.4 Ghz. Not only is it a much more powerful chip but it even consumes less power.

As for the other specs, the newer S3 boasts a much bigger screen but it still only has the same 1GB of RAM as the S2. However, it does have a Mali-400 MP4 Adreno 225 GPU which should outperform the ARM Mali-400 MP4 of the S2.

Both were flagship phones when they came out and wildly popular selling about 100 million units combined. In the video above we subject both handsets to a rigorous benchmark test to check their processing speed, RAM performance and their graphical performance.

Which phone will win? And by how much? Give us your predictions in the comments below then watch the video benchmark test for our full verdict.

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13 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

EE under investigation

asaEE is likely to be investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority soon over an advert for the new Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE. Other networks have claimed that the commercial posters are very misleading to consumers. It’s likely that an official complaint will be made in the coming days.

We have seen the poster in question ourselves and there are several reasons why the advert could be deemed intentionally misleading. It is branded with the standard EE colour scheme and font and states that the Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE is available for £31 a month with unlimited data (plus a £49.99 initial fee). The advert specifically mentions in its name that the handset is 4G LTE capable and, as most consumers now know, EE is a specialist 4G network.

However, what many people aren’t aware of is the fact that EE has been roundly criticised for not offering any unlimited 4G data packages. So then why is the 4G network EE advertising a 4G handset with unlimited data?

Well, the advert isn’t actually for EE despite all appearances. In fact, there’s a small T-Mobile logo and T-Mobile is a subsidiary of EE. Even though they’ve done all they can to style the advert with EE’s branding and even though they make a song and dance about the fact it’s a 4G-capable handset, the actual contract on offer is only available on T-Mobile. And T-Mobile only offers 3G data, not 4G. The Advertising Standards Authority regulates UK ads to ensure they are truthful and socially responsible and could likely find against EE for the above reasons.

Have you seen this particular advert? What did you think when you first saw it? Will the Advertising Standards Authority get involved? And do you think that EE will get away with it?

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08 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

iPhone 5 loses out to Samsung Galaxy S3

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is still the most popular smartphone in the UK. Even six months after its launch and despite strong competition from the new iPhone 5, Samsung’s flagship handset has sold the most units in October according to statistics from the uSwitch Mobile Tracker.

The figures are based upon live searches as well as pre-orders and contract sales. Samsung’s S3 coming top again is especially significant as October was the first full month its main competitor, Apple’s iPhone 5, has been on sale. The new iPhone had a huge head start with 5 million phones sold in the first three days but sales must have slowed down since then while the Galaxy S3 powers steadily on.

Other smartphones topping the charts include the Sony Xperia U and Sony Xperia T. Samsung is fully in control of the top 10 with the Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Note 2 and the slightly-past-its-best Galaxy S2 all in the high rankings. The other phones at the top of the chart are HTC’s powerful One X and the Nokia Lukia 610 running Windows Phone OS. We’ll have to wait for the next round of new phones to see the list shaken up a bit by newer entries.

1. Samsung Galaxy S3
2. Apple iPhone 5
3. Samsung Galaxy S2
4. Apple iPhone 4S
5. Sony Xperia U
6. Samsung Galaxy Note 2
7. Sony Xperia T
8. Samsung Galaxy Ace
9. HTC One X
10. Nokia Lumia 610

Do you think the Galaxy S3 is better than the iPhone 5? What’s your favourite phone in the top 10? And what new handset are you looking forward to the most? Let us know!

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