It's a battle of the phablets as we pit the Samsung Note 3 against Nokia's Lumia 1520. With Samsung already established as one of the best phablet manufacturers around, it's intriguing to find out how Nokia, which has just started making bigger devices, is going to fare against Samsung's device.
Design: When it comes to design, the Lumia 1520 has an edge over the Galaxy Note 3 as Samsung is sticking to its very traditional and somewhat repetitive design. The Lumia 1520 is more stylish and modern and has more color options, whereas the Note 3 has a more classic appearance due to its faux leather casing.
The Note 3 is more compact at 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm versus the Lumia's 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm. The Samsung phone is also much lighter at 168 grams, while the Lumia 1520 weighs 209 grams. more >>
Both the Google Nexus 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 have been released and comparisons between the two high-end flagship phones have definitely become unavoidable.
The phones' information and specs are available for viewing on websites such as Giz Mag, Phone Arena and Android Pit, and here is a shortlist of what makes each phone different from the other:
For the basic design, build and display, the Nexus 6 is showing off a 6-inch AMOLED splash-resistant screen with 1440 x 2560 (493ppi) pixels, while the Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch super AMOLED water- and dust-resistant screen with 1920 x 1080 (432ppi) pixels. Both phones are scratch-resistant and have light and proximity sensors. more >>
Samsung and LG have unveiled their phones, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and the LG G3, and comparisons will definitely be made as users figure out which of the two units are the best for them.
Specs for both phones have appeared on websites such as Phone Arena, GSM Arena and NDTV Gadgets, and here is the lowdown for each phone:
For the design display, the Galaxy Grand Prime is a smaller fit at 5 inches and outfitted with a 540 x 960 (220ppi) pixel screen. On the other hand, the G3 is longer with its 5.5-inch size and has a better resolution with 1440 x 2560 (538ppi) pixel screen. Both phones have light and proximity sensors but the G3 edged its competition a little with an olephobic coating. more >>
In a surprising move, Apple released the iOS 8.1.2 update for their iPhones, iPads and iPad Touch units to address problems with ringtones purchases suddenly disappearing from Apple devices.
While the iOS 8.1.2 update was launched without much fanfare along with an accompanying site to help consumers recover their missing ringtones, it does not seem to serve any major updates save for the promise to fix the disappearing iTunes Store-purchased ringtones.
This may serve to disappoint many users as the iOS 8.1.2 and its 28.2MB update pales even in comparison to the iOS 8.1.1, which was still able to fix a few bugs and performance issues for some Apple units. more >>
BioWare's "Dragon Age: Inquisition" released its second patch for the PC version of the game on Tuesday and has cleared up some of the minor bugs and improved the user interface.
Some of the updates BioWare initially promised include a fix for the game's Stability to prevent crashing, freezing and audio glitches; Gameplay, such as quests, combat, camera, plot states, control and more; Multiplayer, such as game mode mugs, animation and status reports; and PC for the UI fixes, hitching and graphic glitches.
However, the patch ended up providing only minor fixes, with the most notable change only being the fix to the tactical camera and the game performance seems only a little better overall. more >>
Fans of the hugely-popular game Legend of Zelda surely had a blast last week when Nintendo put up a new extended gameplay trailer for its upcoming Legend of Zelda for Wii U game at the Game Awards which took place Friday night.
In a coverage report by IGN, the company bagged numerous awards including the Developer of the Year, Best Fighting Game (for Super Smash Bros.), and the Best Racing Game as well as the Best Family Game (for Mario Kart 8).
But one of the highlights for Nintendo was when they showed the extended gameplay footage for the first Zelda game to arrive in Wii U. more >>