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Taking Note with Samsung

By Sam Richardson

The device has a huge 5.7 inch screen, which is even bigger than last year’s 5.5 inch Note 2. Yet somehow, Samsung have managed to make the device both thinner and lighter. It really is a huge phone. A huge portion of people will think it’s too large- It will barely fit in a normal trouser pocket and is almost impossible to use one handed.

As with all of Samsung’s phones, the Note 3 is predominately plastic. The glossy plastic back of the Note 2 has been replaced with a leather effect cover, which while still plastic, looks far better than the glossy incarnation of the previous model. Having a removable cover allows you to do something that has been taken away from us in recent years- being able to access the battery and microSD card slot. This means that you can hugely expand the memory and also if you really need to, carry a spare battery for in case yours runs out (not likely- but more of that later).

The huge screen is incredible to look at, boasting 1,920x1,080 pixel resolution. That is the same resolution as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and given that the Note 3 has the larger screen you supposedly lose some of the sharpness, although you’d never notice. High definition videos look fantastic and with the huge s...Read More

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iOS 7: A New Perspective

The illusion of a ‘parallax’ view, icons seemingly floating above your home screen, gives the first indication that iOS 7 looks like it is made up of layers. The icons on your home screen will stay still while the background image moves slightly beneath them. It gives a 3D feel to all aspects of the device.

Another major change is that you will now be able to see which app is using cellular data and also be able to restrict the apps using said cellular data. This should help in incurring over usage charges from your network provider.

One thing that Jony Ive, Senior Vice President of Design at Apple, seemed to want t...Read More

Samsung Galaxy S4- Life Companion

By Sam Richardson

Although the look of the new model is very much similar to the previous model, Samsung has improvement nearly every other aspect of the device. But how much of an improvement has been made and will it be enough to lift the new phone above the competition?

Design

First up is the design. Colour wise there is a choice of ‘White Frost’ and ‘Black Mist’- pretty much the standard choice you get with all other smart phones on the market. The handset itself measures up at 5.38x 2.75x 0.31 inch, despite still having to pack in a 5 inch Full HD screen.

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