Samsung Galaxy Young: with Jelly Bean despite its budget price

Samsung Galaxy Young The Samsung Galaxy Young is a low-end smartphone by Samsung Electronics which was released in March 2013. Like all other Samsung Galaxy smartphones, the Galaxy Young runs on the Android mobile operating system. The phone features a 3.27 inch TFT LCD touchscreen. The Galaxy Young is one of the cheapest Android phones we’ve seen, having dropped from around £90 when we first reviewed it last year to just under £50 today. This may look extremely tempting and, frankly, for a throwaway phone it’s not a bad deal. But as you’ll see from our review, there are quite a lot of sacrifices you’ll have to make for not spending £30 or £40 more. Video About Samsung Galaxy Young You get a good-looking phone for your money, which feels well made. We like the soft-touch plastic on the rear, which is similar to that of the Galaxy S3 and S4, and the silver sides manage to make the phone look classy rather than tacky. The Young is a compact handset, with a small 3.3in screen, but is a relatively chunky 12mm thick. We liked the extra thickness, as it meant we could keep a firm grip on the handset despite its small width and height. Like many budget phones, the Young has a 320×480-pixel screen. For Android to look its razor-sharp best we like to see a minimum of 480×800 pixels, and the Galaxy Young’s text is slightly on the blurry side. There’s also a significant amount of grain, but the screen is certainly usable. Read more Source:Chris Finnamore Image Source:paul...

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 release date, price & specs rumours

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 is definitely coming in September 2015, so we take a look at what its best features will look like. It could include features introduced on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. After a period of slight stagnation, with iterative changes to its smartphone line, it’s fair to say that Samsung’ back with a bang with its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets. Made of metal and glass, with all-new internals, these new handsets are massive improvements over their predecessors. They’re also good clues as to what Samsung will do with its stylus-controlled phablet Galaxy Note range. Here we’re rounding up all of the current rumours to find out what the Note 5 has in store for us. Video About Samsung Galaxy Note 5 PhoneArena has reported that Samsung has confirmed in a presentation for analysts that it’s planning to release a UHD 4K (3,180×2,160) smartphone display in 2015. All of the current evidence points towards the new displays going into manufacturing in August, which would tie in nicely with the Note 5’s rumoured launch date of September at IFA (see below for more details). Apparently, Samsung is ready to produce two displays: a 5.78in display for the Edge variety and a 5.89in version for the regular flat-screen version. That would give the displays incredible pixel densities of 762ppi and 748ppi respectively. Having these panels is one thing, but there are some issues to take into account. For starters, we’re definitely getting diminishing returns from higher resolution phone screens: will we really be able to tell the difference between 2K and...

Google launches its own mobile network for Nexus 6 owners

Google mobile network Rumors of Google launching its own mobile network have finally been proven true, as the company has announced Project Fi. Google will soon be offering a wireless service to owners of the Nexus 6 smartphone, although it will be invite only at first. Google is now a mobile carrier. Today the company has made official its plan to offer wireless service to owners of its Nexus 6 smartphone. It’s called Project Fi, and Google is launching an early invite program beginning today. “Similar to our Nexus hardware program, Project Fi enables us to work in close partnership with leading carriers, hardware makers, and all of you to push the boundaries of what’s possible,” the company wrote in a blog post. Video About Google mobile network The service is only available for the Nexus 6 and requires a special SIM card for Project FI — it will work with both existing Nexus 6 devices and new ones. Google says that right now the service is only available as an “early access program,” and during that program it won’t work on other phones. Google’s new offering is unique in that the company will charge consumers only for the data they use rather than hit them with a flat monthly fee that comes with a preset amount of data. If you fail to use all the data you’ve paid for, Google will refund you the difference. Read more Source:Chris Welch   Image Source:Chris...

Nokia mobile plans to sell in 2016

Nokia Mobile Many people thought that we had seen the last of Nokia when they sold its Lumia devices business to Microsoft. Luckily that’s not the case it will be back on 2016 selling mobile phones. Nokia is reportedly planning to get back into the mobile phone business, despite having sold its handset division to Microsoft. That 2013 deal precludes Nokia from selling phones under its own brand until next year, but the company is already plotting a return as soon as the embargo lifts, according to Re/code. Video About Nokia Lumia 1520 Nokia has been nibbling away at the mobile market over the past couple of years, despite its non-compete agreement with Microsoft. The company has produced a homescreen, dubbed ZLauncher, for Android devices – providing a firm hint of the company’s thinking when it comes to the operating system it might use for future Nokia handsets. That homescreen also appeared on the Nokia N1, an Android tablet that the company unveiled at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. If Nokia did re-enter the mobile business, it would almost certainly have to rely on a third-party manufacturer to physically build the handsets. Nokia disposed of its manufacturing plants and supply chain as part of the £4.5 billion deal with Microsoft in 2013. Read more Source:Barry Collins Image Source:John...

LG G4: LG’s new flagship will sell on April 29

LG G4 Review Aimed initially at consumers in South Korea, the new phone will offer them a free screen replacement for the first year and a free 64GB memory card if they buy it by May 31. LG’s new G4 phone will reach consumers on April 29 — at least those in South Korea, the company told CNET. LG touted the new phone and a special promotion via a Korean blog posted on Monday. The blog didn’t reveal when the phone will hit retailers in other countries. LG told CNET that other markets will announce their respective rollout dates after April 28, the same date the company will hold a launch event for the new phone. Video About LG G4 Last year, LG kicked off its G3 initially in South Korea and then later introduced it to other regions. To entice customers, LG is offering a couple of freebies. Buyers of the G4 will get a free screen replacement. If your screen breaks within the first year of ownership, LG will replace it at no charge. Further, buyers will get a free 64GB microSD card. However, both freebies are good only for consumers in South Korea, LG told CNET. Both promotions end May 31. Read more Source: Lance Whitney Image Source:Arun...

Sony Xperia Z4 release date, price, specs and features

Sony Xperia Z4 Review Sony’s next flagship, the Xperia Z4, has been officially announced. Take a look at what’s changed, along with Xperia Z4 release date, price and features. Sony has unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z4. The phone is certainly no trendsetter, plumping for the large slab of glass, thin bezels and metal casing that has become the standard spec of the high-end smartphone. In the Xperia Z4’s case it is a 5.2in 1080p display, powered by a 2GHz eight-core Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB of RAM. It will come with 32GB of built-in storage, which can be supplemented with up to another 128GB via the microSD slot. Video About Sony Xperia Z4 It all slots in an attractive, and relatively slender, frame. The phone measures 146mm × 72mm × 6.9mm, which is almost identical to the Samsung Galaxy S5, but a millimetre thinner. It has a near identical weight to Samsung’s flagship phone, too, at 145g. The polished metal casing wraps around the edge of the phone, which comes in just that single colour, although you can buy optional covers which come in white, black, copper and aqua green. The standout feature of the Xperia Z4, as with its predecessor, is the camera. The rear camera has a 20.7-megapixel sensor, which Sony claims is particularly strong in low light conditions. Its ISO setting can be pushed all the way up to 12800, making it possible to shoot in dimly-lit conditions without excessive noise, the company claims. Read more Source:Barry Collins Image Source:Oll...