Posts Tagged ‘ test ’

Samsung Galaxy S IV Photo Samples from 13 Megapixel Camera

March 14, 2013

Samsung’s Galaxy S IV Unpacked 2013 event is still a few hours away, however, for those interested in spoilers, we’ve acquired some photo samples from the unannounced device’s 13 megapixel camera. There’s a nice bit of variation with the seven pictures when it comes to shooting conditions/environments – indoor, outdoor, sunny and low-light. Check...
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NVIDIA Tegra 4 Powered Android Tablet Outputs UltraHD Video to 84-inch LG 4K LED TV at CES 2013 (Video)

January 14, 2013

At CES 2013, we had a chance to witness an Nvidia Tegra 4 powered Android development tablet outputting a 4K video sample to a $20,000 84-inch LG Smart TV (84LM9600) with ULTRA HD 4K resolution (3840×2160). The Jelly Bean tablet played the “After Earth” movie trailer flawlessly and the 4K video looked brilliant on...
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NVIDIA Tegra 4 Web Page Load Test Demo at CES 2013 (Video)

January 14, 2013

In the video above from the 2013 International CES, we checked out another aspect of NVIDIA’s upcoming Tegra 4 quad-core processor. The chip-maker had a webpage load test station set up for CES attendees to put a Tegra 4-powered Android development tablet through its paces. During NVIDIA’s CES press conference, we saw the same...
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Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to Debut at CES 2013

January 3, 2013

UPDATE: Corning Gorilla Glass 3 strength test demo video from CES 2013! Today, Corning announced Gorilla Glass 3 and their plans to showcase the new glass technology for smartphones and tablets next week at the International CES 2013 in Las Vegas. The third generation of Gorilla Glass is said to be three times more...
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Samsung Galaxy Note II vs HTC Droid DNA Benchmark Tests (Video)

December 15, 2012

In this video, we benchmark the Samsung Galaxy Note II and HTC Droid DNA Android smartphones, both of which are available on Verizon Wireless, using the standard benchmarking utility known as Quadrant. The Droid DNA clearly wins that round convincingly; however, if you take a look at the benchmark results using other apps, like...
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Samsung Tested Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III by Sitting on Them (Durability Tests Video)

November 26, 2012

Samsung has posted a video showing how they tested their 2012 flagship smartphone lineup consisting of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II. The Android handsets were apparently put through a litany of durability tests that some may consider smartphone abuse. The video demonstrates the load test, button press test (200-300g of pressure,...
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Will it Blend? Nexus 7 vs iPad Mini vs Kindle Fire HD (Video)

November 7, 2012

Tom Dickson, CEO of Blendtec, has put out another promotional video for the “Will it Blend?” series. This time, they’re blending three popular 7-inch tablets – the Android-powered Google Nexus 7, the Apple iPad Mini running iOS 6, and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. Tom savagely snaps them in half before throwing them into...
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How T-Mobile Tests Android and Windows Phones (Video)

September 13, 2012

T-Mobile’s Device Validation Lab is where the company’s engineers perform a series of tests on various handsets and tablets from HTC, Samsung, Nokia and more. These tests range from network signal quality, handset durability (includes extreme weather conditions – heat/rain), voice call quality, data throughput, video optimization, and in-depth testing of the latest software,...
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Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE Benchmark Tests (Video)

July 20, 2012

After unboxing the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE Android smartphone and coming away with positive initial impressions, it’s now time to push it to its limits with various benchmark utilities to see how it compares to the competition. In this video, I put the EVO 4G LTE through a series of benchmarks using apps...
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Google Nexus 7 Survives Drop and Submerge Tests (Video)

July 19, 2012

Curious to see how the Google Nexus 7 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet handles a chest-high drop test onto concrete? How about a submerge test in a bathtub? Check out the video below to see each scenario play out; you may be surprised of the results! Hint: $200 gadgets can be more durable than...
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Qualcomm Tests Snapdragon S4 Thermal Efficiency with Butter Benchmark (Video)

June 6, 2012

Qualcomm put together a YouTube video to promote the thermal efficiency of their Snapdragon S4 processor, the same chip inside the U.S. variants of the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III, compared to the competition. To be fair, the two competing devices in the video seem to be the Motorola Droid Razr...
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HTC One X Android Smartphone Used as Hammer (Video)

May 31, 2012

A pair of YouTubers decided to test the strength of the Gorilla Glass 2 display on the HTC One X Android smartphone. Typically, a standard drop or scratch test suffices, but these fellas opted to use the handset as a hammer. One guy films, while the other uses the One X, screen-side down, to...
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Samsung Galaxy S III Specs Outed in AnTuTu Benchmark?

April 25, 2012

UPDATE: Samsung just announced that the Galaxy S III will feature the Exynos 4 Quad, a 1.4GHz quad-core processor! Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone won’t get its proper unveiling until May 3rd at a special press event in London, but AnTuTu may have just outed its finalized specs. The Galaxy S3 test showed up...
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Preliminary AT&T HTC One X Benchmarks

March 26, 2012

As you know, the HTC One X comes in two configurations depending on location/carrier. The global variant rocks Nvidia’s well-known Tegra 3 quad-core chipset, while AT&T’s version is equipped with Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor in order to support 4G LTE connectivity. Many in the US have expressed concern over this discrepancy, but the...
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HTC One S Micro-Arc Oxidation Treatment Explained (Video)

March 14, 2012

In this video, HTC explains how they created the extremely durable, premium finish for HTC One S through a process called micro-arc oxidation. Description: Originally designed for use on satellites and race cars, the process starts with aircraft aluminum. Ten thousand volts of electricity hit the metal, almost like lighting strikes, causing a microscopic...
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