So much for surprises. Oppo has been trying to maintain an aura of mystery around the launch of the Find 7 on March 19th, but the design lovers at Red Dot have spoiled things by showing off the smartphone in their product gallery, nearly two weeks ahead of time. While we’ve had some idea of what the Find 7 will look like, it’s now clear that the 5.5-inch device will have a more upscale look than the Find 5 with a seamless front and a “breath light” at the bottom for notifications
Of all the phone manufacturers out there, Samsung seems to have a particular talent for creating an anticlimax. Our first thought when holding the Galaxy S5 was that we’d been through all this before a year ago, with the equally underwhelming launch of the GS4. Our disappointment jibed with the reactions of other bloggers around us at Mobile World Congress and with many readers’ comments on our hands-on article. Folks seemed to forget about the phone after five minutes and switch their attention to Samsung’s new smartwatches, especially the delectable Gear Fit.
First impressions aren’t everything, however. A phone’s charm can take a while to sink in, and you only have to look at the Galaxy S3 for proof of that. (I reviewed that handset many moons ago, and must admit that I never expected it to do as well as it did.) As add-ons go, the swipe-based fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor may not be astounding now that we’ve had the HTC One Max and fitness gadgets like the Withings Pulse, but they might prove their utility in time. Even if they don’t, the GS5 has other redeeming features, such as its 1080p AMOLED display, phase-detection autofocus and basic water resistance, and it comes at just the right time to win over GS3 owners whose contracts are coming to an end.
Samsung has launched its new flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5, at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona
The Samsung Galaxy S5 was revealed at an exclusive Unpacked event at the Mobile World Congress trade show and boasts a fingerprint scanner similar to the TouchID feature on Apple‘s iPhone 5S.
Other features include a rear-facing 16MP camera capable of shooting video in 3,840 x 2,160 4K resolution - matching the Sony Xperia Z2 revealed earlier today.
Building on the phenomenal success of the Galaxy S4, Samsung has built the Galaxy S5 around a 5.1-inch, Super AMOLED Full HD screen. Underneath is a quad-core Krait 2.5GHz processor backed by 2GB of RAM.
The handset itself weighs in at 145g and measures 8.1mm thick. Following Sony’s lead, the Korean manufacturer has built the S5 with an IP67 dust and water resistance rating. So, you’ll be able to whip it out without fear of the British weather getting in the way.
The Doro PhoneEasy 621 is a phone designed to be supremely easy to use. For older or technophobic phone users, especially those with arthritis or visual impairments, it will likely be much handier than one of Samsung’s flashy Android phones or an iPhone.
It’s designed to cater to a specific market and some of its periphery features are so basic as to be virtually useless. However, it’s also a high-quality well-made phone that we’d be happy to rely on.
Nokia will make an Android phone. On the surface it is baffling, but as leak after leak emerges the seemingly unthinkable looks set to happen. Nokia, which a) has a long-standing agreement with Microsoft to make Windows Phone smartphones, and b) has agreed to sell its handset division to Microsoft, will get in bed with Google it seems. It doesn’t add up.
Or does it? We look for reasons why something so illogical might actually make sense.