Smartphones http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/news en-MY Data roaming bill giving you a heart attack? Stay sane with these 8 travelling tips http://www.stuff.tv/my/8-tips-avoiding-data-roaming-charges/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Use this checklist to stay clear of bankruptcy caused by Instagramming on holiday </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="8 tips for avoiding heart attack-worthy data roaming charges" alt="8 tips for avoiding heart attack-worthy data roaming charges" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/data%20roaming.jpg?1418807000" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You&#39;re gearing up for the week-long Christmas holiday. And you can&#39;t imagine going away without your trusty smartphone.</p> <p>That&#39;s because you&#39;re probably the type that needs constant access to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, instant messaging apps even on a vacation. The first world problem? That gruesome data roaming charge when the bill comes in.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/nick-chee" title="View user profile.">Nick Chee</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stick it up with a KnowRoaming SIM Card </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is a relatively new concept and it&rsquo;s pretty seamless when compared to the hassle of swapping SIM cards around. You&rsquo;d only need to stick the KnowRoaming SIM on top of your existing SIM card and when you travel to one of the 55 countries mentioned on<a href="http://www.knowroaming.com/" target="_blank">&nbsp;the website</a>&nbsp;(more are on the way), the device activates and you can start surfing when you are out of your home country.</p> <p>Rates are slightly higher compared to the local prepaid plans, but the ease of use is definitely worth the price.</p> <p><strong>Traveller Tip:</strong>&nbsp;They offer an add-on service which allows call forwarding from your home SIM card number - purchase this option if you still want to be contactable.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Stick it up with a KnowRoaming SIM Card" alt="8 tips for avoiding heart attack-worthy data roaming charges" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/roamy.png?1418807000" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sharing is caring with a Mi-Fi device </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Essentially a portable mobile hotspot, the Mi-Fi device connects to the local mobile network. This device typically supports up to five devices (better ones can support up to 10).&nbsp;It&rsquo;s much cheaper than having everyone in the travelling party sign up for a roaming plan or purchasing a local SIM card.</p> <p>The drawback to this is the short battery life of the device, which could range between a few short hours. Plus, having more devices means the device will need to work harder leading to an even shorter battery life.</p> <p><strong>Traveller Tip:</strong>&nbsp;Bring a battery pack along to keep the Mi-Fi device juiced up. It&#39;ll also break the ice with strangers who need the extra juice.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sharing is caring with a Mi-Fi device" alt="8 tips for avoiding heart attack-worthy data roaming charges" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Huawei%20Mi-Fi.jpg?1418807000" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bring an offline map along for the ride </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When travelling, one of the apps most often used is the map app that uses a heap of data. Always download the map of the city you are visiting before you head off or wait until you have access to a Wi-FI hotspot.</p> <p>iOS users will need to download apps such as Maps2Go (<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/city-maps-2go-pro-offline/id327783342?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ulmon.android.citymaps2go&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android</a>) or&nbsp;<a href="http://maps.me/" target="_blank">maps.me</a>&nbsp;to save a cached copy of the local map to their phone. Android users have the benefit of Google&rsquo;s own maps service which allows the download of map areas up to a 15km radius.</p> <p><strong>Traveller Tip</strong>: Don&#39;t be shy, be a tourist and ask for directions.&nbsp;Most locals are often more than happy to assist lost and clueless folks.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bring an offline map along for the ride" alt="8 tips for avoiding heart attack-worthy data roaming charges" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/maps.jpg?1418807000" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wi-Fi or nothing! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you are still intent on taking the smartphone along, use it only when it&rsquo;s connected to a Wi-Fi network. Locating a Wi-Fi hotspot isn&rsquo;t too hard as there are many paid options around. &nbsp;Unfortunately, for budget conscious us, the free ones are hard to find.</p> <p>Alternatively,&nbsp;keep the phone switched off at all other times - flight mode is always a good idea.&nbsp;However, this probably isn&rsquo;t the best idea as most of us will need to use our phones while on the move.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Traveller Tip:</strong>&nbsp;Be wary of unsecured hotspots, some are have been set up for malicious intent - mainly to steal your information being transmitted.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Wi-Fi or nothing!" alt="8 tips for avoiding heart attack-worthy data roaming charges" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wi-fi%20only.jpg?1418807000" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do your research for local prepaid plans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Getting a local prepaid SIM card definitely gets you the cheapest data rates and relatively cheap local calls as well.&nbsp;However, in some countries, getting these prepaid cards is not straightforward by any measure.&nbsp;Some offer a limited amount of data with unlimited days of usage, others don&#39;t have a data cap but are limited to lower 3G speeds.</p> <p>Do a quick search on Google and source for your prepaid options. A little research can go a long way to save you from the crazy hassle when you&#39;re on a vacation.</p> <p><strong>Traveller Tip:</strong>&nbsp;Try to share/swap your overseas SIM cards among friends, saves the time queue and money spent purchasing new ones each trip.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Do your research for local prepaid plans" alt="8 tips for avoiding heart attack-worthy data roaming charges" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/local%20sim.jpg?1418807000" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lock on to the correct data roaming network </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Most telecom companies offer data roaming bundles to their customers, some of which have unlimited data usage for a daily fee.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sounds like a perfect solution. Except, if you&#39;re roaming outside of the partnered network, you&#39;re screwed because you&#39;ll be charged based on the roaming network&#39;s fees. Which could amount to a few thousand, nay, even a five-figure sum.</p> <p>Make sure your smartphone is connected to the correct partner network. Some telecom service providers provide a &quot;network lock&quot; to ensure cellular data can only be accessed when your device is on the partner network.</p> <p><strong>Traveller Tip:</strong>&nbsp;If it&#39;s a short overnight trip, opt for the daily data roaming option. The quick turnover isn&rsquo;t worth the hassle of purchasing a SIM card or renting a device.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Lock on to the correct data roaming network" alt="8 tips for avoiding heart attack-worthy data roaming charges" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dataplans.jpg?1418807000" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Remember to switch off data roaming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Come on, you&#39;re on vacation. Smell the roses, stop checking Facebook!&nbsp;Always ensure data roaming on your phone is switched off when travelling outside your home network.</p> <p>This feature is often left switched on and forgotten about on personal trips.&nbsp;Many users have often been caught off guard especially if your employer pays for data roaming while on work trips. Trust us, you don&#39;t want to pay for posting photos on Facebook while you&#39;re on vacation.</p> <p><strong>Traveller Tip:</strong>&nbsp;Disable cellular services as an additional precaution. This will ensure the smartphone transmits no data unless it&rsquo;s connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Say no to data roaming" alt="8 tips for avoiding heart attack-worthy data roaming charges" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dataroaming.jpg?1418807000" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smartphone bad, dumbphone good </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What? We&#39;re not bonkers, this really is the most effective and guaranteed solution. Leave your smartphone at home and bring along a dumbphone if you have to. &nbsp;There&rsquo;s no shame in using one just for a couple of days.</p> <p>If you really, really need internet access, even the most basic travel lodges provide internet terminals so you will still be able to access your social media sites.&nbsp;Just remember the Great Firewall of China blocks access to Facebook and YouTube.</p> <p>But you&#39;re on holiday anyway, stop worrying about your digital life.</p> <p><strong>Traveller Tip:&nbsp;</strong>Just take the smartphone along, but leave it switched off. You never know when you will need it in an emergency.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Smartphone bad, dumbphone good" alt="8 tips for avoiding heart attack-worthy data roaming charges" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokiaaaa.jpg?1418807000" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/8-tips-avoiding-data-roaming-charges/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/8-tips-avoiding-data-roaming-charges/feature#comments Smartphones Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:23:56 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455579 at http://www.stuff.tv No hackers were involved in the latest leak for the Sony Xperia Z4 Compact and Z4 Ultra http://www.stuff.tv/my/further-sony-xperia-z4-compact-and-z4-ultra-specs-leak-online/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But the latest rumours from the good old grapevine do seem a little far-fetched </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Further Sony Xperia Z4 Compact and Z4 Ultra specs leak online" alt="Further Sony Xperia Z4 Compact and Z4 Ultra specs leak online" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xperia-z3-family_0.jpg?1418698634" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While it&#39;s no secret that Sony is likely planning a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-xperia-z4/review" target="_blank">Xperia Z4</a> smartphone to be released in 2015, details of its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-xperia-z4-z4-tablet-z4-compact-and-z4-ultra-details-leak/news" target="_blank">wider Xperia Z4 line-up</a> have been thin on the ground.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/max-langridge" title="View user profile.">Max Langridge</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Z4 Compact is rumoured to have 32GB of internal memory, a 20.7MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, IP68 dust- and water-resistance and wireless charging support. The display should be kept at 4.7in&nbsp;but will increase to 1080p resolution and a 3000mAh battery is expected too.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Xperia Z4 Ultra meanwhile is said to come sporting a 6.44in display,&nbsp;like its predecessor, but this time it should have a Quad-HD resolution (reaffirming a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-xperia-z4-z4-tablet-z4-compact-and-z4-ultra-details-leak/news" target="_blank">previous leak</a>). It&#39;s also rumoured to be powered by the Snapdragon 810 chipset and 3GB of RAM. The leak suggests it will feature a 16MP rear camera and a battery with a capacity between 3500 and 4000mAh.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Z4 Ultra also seems to be gunning for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 4</a>, with Android Origin&#39;s source claiming that it&#39;ll support stylus input.&nbsp;</p> <p>Some reports suggest that the Xperia Z4 flagship will be unveiled at CES in January 2015; however, the Z4 Compact and Z4 Ultra will reportedly be delayed until later in the year, due to shortages of the Snapdragon 810 chipset.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review">Sony Xperia Z3 review</a></strong></p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/unbelievable-sony-xperia-z4-compact-and-z4-ultra-leak-1277004?src=rss&amp;attr=all">TechRadar</a>, <a href="http://www.phonearena.com/news/Check-out-these-rumored-specs-for-the-Sony-Xperia-Z4-Compact-and-Sony-Xperia-Z4-Ultra_id63768">PhoneArena</a> and <a href="http://www.androidorigin.com/sony-xperia-z4-compact-z4-ultra-specs-exclusive">Android Origin</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/further-sony-xperia-z4-compact-and-z4-ultra-specs-leak-online/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/further-sony-xperia-z4-compact-and-z4-ultra-specs-leak-online/news#comments Android Smartphones Sony Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:30:29 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455461 at http://www.stuff.tv Hold on tight to your Nexus 5, because Google might not make more beyond Q1 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/nexus-5-stock-dwindles-google-only-confirms-availability-until-q1-2015/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While Google says the phone will keep selling but stays mum on whether it&#039;s still making it right now </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Nexus 5 stock dwindles, Google only confirms availability until Q1 2015" alt="Nexus 5 stock dwindles, Google only confirms availability until Q1 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nexus%205_a.jpg?1418636670" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There was a lot of buzz online about the Nexus 5&#39;s production being stopped with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/google-confirms-nexus-5-production-has-stopped-1276585?src=rss&amp;attr=all" target="_blank">Tech Radar</a>&nbsp;apparently quoting a Google spokesperson as saying production would be halted.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is it worth it, though? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&#39;s no better time to get the phone if you&#39;ve been sitting on the purchase as current checks online see the phone selling for a little bit more than the Xiaomi Mi3 or Huawei&#39;s Honor 6. Therein lies the problem. The Nexus 5 is, unfortunately, old tech and its spec sheet pales in comparison to the much cheaper and far more powerful (on paper) options available from China.</p> <p>With the likes of Huawei and Lenovo pushing out octa-core phones at prices lower than a &#39;new&#39; Nexus 5 the only reason to get the Nexus would be if you like the range and stock Android is your choice of OS.</p> <p>Android&#39;s requirements keep getting steeper with each update so the question is here whether the Nexus 5 would be able to take the successor to Lollipop when it does eventually come around. While it&#39;s been said the latest version of Android has given the Nexus 5 a boost, there&#39;s no telling if you could say the same for the next update.</p> <p>It&#39;s pretty apparent that the Nexus 6 is Google&#39;s favourite child for the moment so if you&#39;ve been putting off getting the Nexus 5, either get one now while it&#39;s still an option or get used to the bigger but far more upgrade-ready Nexus 6.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/in-fond-memory-google-nexus/feature">In fond memory of the Google Nexus</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/11/7376299/the-nexus-5-is-not-dead-yet" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Nexus 5 stock dwindles, Google only confirms availability until Q1 2015" alt="Nexus 5 stock dwindles, Google only confirms availability until Q1 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus%205_b.jpg?1418636670" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/nexus-5-stock-dwindles-google-only-confirms-availability-until-q1-2015/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/nexus-5-stock-dwindles-google-only-confirms-availability-until-q1-2015/news#comments Android Google Nexus 5 Smartphones Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:47:11 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1455393 at http://www.stuff.tv Read this and you'll have a 99% chance of securing the Xiaomi Mi Band on 16 December http://www.stuff.tv/my/redmi/stuff-s-guide-getting-xiaomi-redmi-note-4g/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Best of all, the free advice we&#039;re dispensing applies to every Xiaomi device you&#039;ve been dying to get </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Read this and you&#039;ll have a 99% chance of securing the Xiaomi Mi Band on 16 December" alt="Read this and you&#039;ll have a 99% chance of securing the Xiaomi Mi Band on 16 Dec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Xiaomi%20bundle%20Malaysia.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;ve brought you our guide to getting the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/stuff-s-essential-guide-getting-samsung-galaxy-note-4-malaysia/feature">Samsung Galaxy Note 4</a>, and even the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/stuff-s-survival-guide-beating-crowds-get-iphone-6/feature">Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus</a> in Malaysia. But considering the fact that these smartphones are available from the telcos, you don&rsquo;t have to do much online hogging to nab your unit.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monitor Xiaomi’s Malaysia Facebook page </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When Xiaomi promises, it delivers. And Xiaomi doesn&rsquo;t make any announcements more prominent than through <a href="https://www.facebook.com/XiaomiMalaysia?fref=ts" target="_blank">its Facebook page</a>. The first thing you should do when it&rsquo;s nearing flash sale time is to head over to the website and check for any sort of updates &ndash; we highly recommend it. It&rsquo;ll keep you in time check with posts ahead of its flash sales, and we&rsquo;re pretty sure there&rsquo;ll be notifications should Xiaomi encounter any online glitches.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Monitor Xiaomi’s Malaysia Facebook page" alt="Read this and you&#039;ll have a 99% chance of securing the Xiaomi Mi Band on 16 Dec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Xiaomi%20Malaysia%20Facebook%20page.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Set-up your Mi account before hand </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you already do the above, you&rsquo;ll know exactly how many units Xiaomi will have on hand during its flash sale. For you, that means beating all the other people in the online queue to get one ASAP. &nbsp;</p> <p>To do that, you&rsquo;ll need to be prepared. You&rsquo;ll require a Mi account before you can purchase any Xiaomi device, so instead of waiting till the very last minute possible before the flash sale, set it up in advance &ndash; it&rsquo;s all about forward thinking.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Set-up your Mi account before hand " alt="Read this and you&#039;ll have a 99% chance of securing the Xiaomi Mi Band on 16 Dec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/misignup.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take advantage of the multitude of web browsers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You&rsquo;ve got Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc. Use whatever web browsers you need if you desperately want to own a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G by the time the clock strikes 12.01pm. Open up the link to the stock page on all the browsers before 12pm and keep refreshing them until it changes from &ldquo;out of stock&rdquo; to &ldquo;add to cart&rdquo;.</p> <p>Fill in your details and if it says &ldquo;server is busy&rdquo; or you encounter some error, jump on to another browser and get going at it again quickly.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp; </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-attempts-assuage-privacy-fears-moving-user-data-out-china/news">Xiaomi attempts to assuage privacy fears</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Take advantage of the multitude of web browsers " alt="Take advantage of the multitude of web browsers " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/brow.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3G vs 4G </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For those of you still sticking on to your 3G plans, here&rsquo;s a point to note &ndash; the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G will not be compatible with your plan. Well, it will but you won&rsquo;t get 4G speeds. If that&rsquo;s what you&rsquo;re after, you should consider signing up with your telco (or another) for a 4G plan.</p> <p>Our suggestion &ndash; go with one of those that gives you a $0 smartphone, then sell that at market price or even for a small profit. That&rsquo;ll surely cover the cost of your Redmi Note 4G.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get one from an online forum </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sometimes s*** happens. Even if you&rsquo;ve set up an account beforehand and have been on stand-by minutes before you need to get your nimble fingers clicking, you don&rsquo;t end up with a Xiaomi due to the basics of economics &ndash; the law of demand versus supply.</p> <p>Xiaomi&rsquo;s devices are&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi-malaysia-starts-selling-tomorrow-bringing-xiaomi-redmi-1s-next-month/news">known for getting snapped up in seconds</a>&nbsp;(we&rsquo;re not kidding when we say that). People have previously expressed their disappointment with Xiaomi, especially when they couldn&rsquo;t log into their accounts as a result of the high volume traffic.</p> <p>But if you didn&rsquo;t manage to score yourselves a Redmi Note 4G tomorrow and desperately need one urgently, fret not. Check out <a href="http://forums.lowyat.net/" target="_blank">forums such as those on Lowyat.net</a>, because there might be some people selling them there for a small margin.</p> <p>We&rsquo;d advice you to get your hands on one if the price difference from retail is between RM50-RM100 but if it&rsquo;s anything more than RM200 and you&rsquo;re seriously thinking of paying that price for it, you&#39;re on your own.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1614" height="777" title="Get one from an online forum " alt="Read this and you&#039;ll have a 99% chance of securing the Xiaomi Mi Band on 16 Dec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lowyat%20forums.png?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Read the ultimate cheat sheet to get the Xiaomi Mi Band </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Heed our advice to nab the affordable fitness tracker </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mi%20Band%20Cover.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/redmi/stuff-s-guide-getting-xiaomi-redmi-note-4g/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/redmi/stuff-s-guide-getting-xiaomi-redmi-note-4g/feature#comments Phablets Redmi Smartphones Xiaomi Mon, 15 Dec 2014 01:45:52 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453365 at http://www.stuff.tv Banish budget travel boredom with these 10 essential gadgets http://www.stuff.tv/my/10-gadgets-pack-budget-travel/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Be it a short or long-haul flight you&#039;re booked on, these are the gadgets you must have in your carry-on for a crazy-free journey </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cabin.jpg?1418633128" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether it&rsquo;s a morning shuttle to Kuala Lumpur or a red-eye to Tokyo, you will need an assortment of devices to maintain your sanity from all the madness that is modern travel. </p> <p>From powerbanks to tablets to intelligent carry on bags, here&rsquo;s a list of essentials for any trip. Just make sure you have booked the correct flight and bring along the passport!</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/nick-chee" title="View user profile.">Nick Chee</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Note 4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung&rsquo;s latest flagship is a quantum leap over the previous generation Galaxy Note 3 and is definitely a worthy challenger to the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. With specifications that would make the competing iPhone pale in comparison,&nbsp;the Note 4 is a mean beast with six more cores, triple the memory and a slightly bigger 5.7 inch screen. The &lsquo;S Pen&rsquo; stylus with exceptional writing qualities reinvigorates the functionality of the trusty old stylus which was supposedly&nbsp;killed off with the original iPhone back in 2007.</p> <p><strong>Pro tip</strong>: With only 32GB of inbuilt memory, you should get an additional 128GB memory card as well since they really are dirt cheap right now. There&rsquo;s no harm having more space especially when it can also function as a portable hard disk. &nbsp;Just remember to have the docking cable on hand.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Samsung Galaxy Note 4" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsunggalaxynote4%20%281%29.png?1418633128" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple iPad Air 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Budget carriers tend to expect their guests to bring their own form of entertainment (or pay for ridiculously overpriced tablet rentals). Pfft, that&#39;s fine. Because you have Apple&rsquo;s latest tablet. Load it with offline games and banish boredom while others look on with envy at how fast the A8X processor renders Infinity Blade III with amazing details.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pro tip:</strong> forget the 16GB option and go with the 64GB sweet spot or 128GB if you have a little extra cash. The price difference is not very much and you will appreciate having the extra space sooner rather than later when you can squeeze more than a couple of TV sitcoms and movies (which are available from iTunes and not TPB, mind you!), hours of music and e-books into this nifty little device. Trust us, you&#39;ll be so engrossed in that gorgeously massive 9.7in Retina Display screen that your flight will pass much faster than you thought it would.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review">Apple iPad Air 2 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iPad Air 2" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad%20air%202.png?1418633128" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bose QuietComfort 25 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even if your flight is equipped with inflight entertainment, the provided headsets tend to be flimsy plastic ones which produce more static than stereo. Spare your ears the torture and get a decent pair of headphones. Not just any headphones but Bose&rsquo;s latest QuietComfort 25 model. Plug it into your iPad and slip into an aural space void of other people. Say good riddance to screaming kids and noisy engines with Bose&rsquo;s impressive noise-cancelling properties.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pro tip:</strong> If generic black isn&rsquo;t your thing, Bose offers customisation with pretty much any colour combination imaginable to cue everyone into the knowledge that your headset is better than theirs. &nbsp;Who cares if they are using Beats by Dr Dre when you have you own colour customised QuietComfort 25? And at 196g, it&rsquo;s probably lighter and more compact as well. Just don&rsquo;t leave it in the Seat Pocket of Doom.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bose QuietComfort 25" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bose%20quietcomfort.png?1418633128" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xiaomi Mi Power Bank </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you use your smartphone or tablet heavily, you might need to juice up while on board. Budget carriers do not typically provide power points on board and if they do, you probably have to pay to use them. Even on the full service carriers, you might have to share the power point with your seat mates. Weighing just 350g, Xiaomi&rsquo;s new 16,000mAh Mi power bank comes with two USB ports and lots of juice to ensure your devices never run dry.</p> <p><strong>Pro tip:</strong>&nbsp;They&#39;re so affordable, you can get a couple of them without making a dent in your monthly expenses. Why carry tiny power banks which weigh almost the same, but provide a fraction of the charging capacity? You&#39;ll never have to run out of battery (unless you forget to charge the sources themselves).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/xiaomi-power-bank-offers-16000mah-juice-pittance/news">The Xiaomi Power Bank offers 16,000mAh of juice for a pittance</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Mi Power Bank" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mi%20powerbank.jpg?1418633128" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aftershock S-17 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Travelling doesn&rsquo;t mean you have to give up your PC games. Enter the high performance laptop computer - the Aftershock S-17. This portable powerhouse takes mobile gaming to new heights. Weighing at just 3.1kg, the S-17 delivers top of the line performance with its premium display powered by the world&rsquo;s most powerful mobile graphics card, the Nvidia GTX 980m. So instead of playing mindless casual games on the smartphone or tablet for the entire duration of the flight, why not run through the campaign mode on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare?</p> <p><strong>Pro tip:</strong>&nbsp;Don&rsquo;t shy away from the customisable options - make your laptop the meanest gaming machine you will ever own (until the next generation hardware debut, of course). Upgrade your RAM to 16GB instead of 4GB and go for the 2 M.2 2280 SSD option on RAID 0 to get the most out of your gaming experience.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Aftershock S-17" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aftershock.jpg?1418633128" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bluesmart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you often struggle to ensure your carry-on bag weighs less than regulated 7 kg, especially in this day and age where airlines are more than happy to charge you a pretty penny or banish your carry-on bag to the cargo hold for being a gram over the weight limit, why not check out this crowd-funded project - Bluesmart? It is your carry-on suitcase packed with intelligent features such as tracking, self-weighing, in built charging and self-locking. The project has already reached its funding goal and barring unforeseen issues, you should see it in stores come August 2015.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pro tip:</strong> If we were you, we would set aside the funds for it right now. It is a steal at 50% off the estimated retail price. Don&rsquo;t say we didn&rsquo;t tell you so when they hit the stores.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VJnvx7IhAmk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grid-It! Organiser </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Spare yourself the embarrassment of stalling the queues at security screening by having your digital gadgets and personal effects pre-organised for easy access. The Grid-It organiser secures all your knickknacks for easy access, saving you from rummaging through the carry-on bag for that elusive tablet or laptop. Grid-It organisers come in three sizes allowing you to get one that fits snugly in your carry on.</p> <p><strong>Pro tip:</strong>&nbsp;Get the organiser bundle combo pack - you&#39;ll never know when you will need a certain size.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/b2zULNyGhqw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple iPhone 6 Plus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Remember the time when Steve Jobs proclaimed Apple will not venture into the phablet market? &nbsp;Well, unfortunately the market rules and the consumers have spoken. Apple&rsquo;s latest flagship smartphone comes with a gargantuan 5.5in screen, the latest A8 processor and an equally impressive battery life. Fractionally smaller than the iPad mini, the iPhone 6 Plus packs a high pixel density of 401ppi delivering high quality imagery thanks to its stunning 1080p resolution.</p> <p><strong>Pro tip:</strong>&nbsp;You might be tempted to go for the smaller iPhone 6 but trust us, size matters. At minimum, we&rsquo;d suggest the 64GB model as the 16GB one might be a tad too smell with all your high-res photos, videos and oversized apps.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review">Apple iPhone 6 Plus review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="iPhone 6 Plus" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone%206%20plus.jpeg?1418633125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto 360 by Motorola </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With no cellular service on board most flights, one might question the necessity of having a smart watch. &nbsp;Travelling tends to make people more anxious than usual and those with ailments may be worse for wear on board compared to the average healthy individual. The Moto 360 allows you to monitor, among other things, the blood pressure, heart rate, activity levels and sleep activity of the wearer and these are recorded via Android Wear. Unfortunately, Apple fans will have to wait till 2015 for the Apple Watch.</p> <p><strong>Pro tip:&nbsp;</strong>Smart watches will get more impressive and more common over the next few years so why wait when you can call yourself an early adopter? Bragging rights aside, this watch does more than just tell the time. Just remember to charge it everyday.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Moto 360 by Motorola" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-360-bar_1_0_0.jpg?1418633125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kindle Paperwhite </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you are into books, leave the heavy paperweights behind and get a Kindle Paperwhite instead. One might question its versatility especially given that the competing iPads and Samsung Tabs can function as a reader and do much more. &nbsp;However, the reading experience delivered by the Kindle Paperwhite is far superior especially for the book nook. &nbsp;With no glare from the backlight on the 16-level greyscale screen, it is less taxing on the eyes and this is a blessing given that dry cabin air increases the strain on your eyes. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Pro tip:</strong>&nbsp;Get a Kindle just for ebooks, keep your tablet strictly for shows. Weighing just 206g, it is fractionally heavier than the phablets but lighter than the 7&rdquo; tablets and your wrists won&rsquo;t ache after holding them for too long. With a battery life of approximately 28 hours of continuous reading, you can pretty much leave the charger at home and travel light.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Kindle Paperwhite" alt="10 essential gadgets to pack for budget travel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kindle%20paperwhite.jpg?1418633125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 gadgets to survive budget travel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tips to banish the insane boredom on the plane </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/10-gadgets-pack-budget-travel/feature#comments Laptops Smartphones Tablets Sat, 13 Dec 2014 03:12:06 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455264 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung chips could be destined for the Apple Watch and iPhone 7 http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/samsung-has-started-making-chips-could-be-used-iphone-7-and-apple-watch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smaller, more powerful processors could grace the insides of Apple&#039;s next generation of devices </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1861" height="1396" title="Samsung has started making the chips that could be used in the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch" alt="Samsung has started making the chips that could be used in the iPhone 7 and Appl" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-watch-s1.jpg?1418436875" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Kim Ki-nam isn&#39;t a name you&#39;re likely to be familiar with. He&#39;s in charge of Samsung&#39;s semiconductor business, and he&#39;s recently confirmed that its 14-nanometre chips have begun production. But should you care about that?</p> <p>Yes. Yes you should. If you&#39;ve got a remote interest in the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-7/review" target="_blank">iPhone 7 </a>and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple Watch</a>, at least.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The chip itself is said to use 35% less power than existing 20nm equivalents, while taking up 15% less space, and offering a 20% increase in power to boot.</p> <p>That power efficiency, coupled with its space saving benefits (resulting in room for a larger battery) should hopefully squeeze out as much standby time as possible.</p> <p>The 14nm chip could also be the basis for the iPhone 7&#39;s shiny new A9 processor, although we doubt that any of the chips currently being manufactured are destined for anywhere other than the Apple Watch for the time being. The iPhone 7 isn&#39;t expected to launch till Spring 2015, whereas the Apple Watch&#39;s release date &nbsp;windows of early 2015 demands all the chips Samsung can churn out.</p> <p>Stay tuned for more updates, as and when we get them.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple Watch hands-on review</a></strong></p> <p>[<a href="http://english.etnews.com/electronics/2969056_1303.html" target="_blank">Korea IT News</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/samsung-begins-14-nm-contract-chip-production/" target="_blank">ZDNet</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1101" height="826" title="Samsung has started making the chips that could be used in the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch" alt="Samsung has started making the chips that could be used in the iPhone 7 and Appl" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-watch-chip.jpg?1418436875" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="600" height="450" title="Samsung has started making the chips that could be used in the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch" alt="Samsung has started making the chips that could be used in the iPhone 7 and Appl" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-a9.jpg?1418436875" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/samsung-has-started-making-chips-could-be-used-iphone-7-and-apple-watch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/samsung-has-started-making-chips-could-be-used-iphone-7-and-apple-watch/news#comments Apple iPhone 7 Smartphones Smartwatches Watch Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:59:50 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455262 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung’s Galaxy Grand 3 brings 64-bit processing power to lower-end phones http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/samsung-s-galaxy-grand-3-brings-64-bit-lower-end-phones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Regulatory listing for next 5.25in smartphone reveals modest update </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy Grand 3" alt="Samsung Galaxy Grand 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-grand-3-leak.png?1418435444" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/fully-charged-samsung-says-fewer-phones-ahead-nokia-s-z-launcher-hits-google-play-and-now-yo">recently admitted</a>&nbsp;that its smartphone line has gotten too large, something arguably borne out by the lesser-known Galaxy Grand. But this lower-end device will still apparently see a solid upgrade in its next incarnation.</p> <p>Details of the Galaxy Grand 3 have emerged thanks to an approved filing with Chinese regulatory body TENAA, and they show that the device has a 64-bit processor within: the quad-core, 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon 410.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/samsung-s-galaxy-grand-3-brings-64-bit-lower-end-phones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/samsung-s-galaxy-grand-3-brings-64-bit-lower-end-phones/news#comments Android Samsung Smartphones Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:49:25 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455253 at http://www.stuff.tv Move over, Oppo R5, because Vivo's X5Max is now the world's slimmest smartphone http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/475mm-goodness-power-packed-vivo-x5max-also-world-s-slimmest-phone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 4.75mm Android device is a fully-featured wonder that doesn’t skimp on features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="424" title="Move over, Oppo R5, because Vivo&#039;s X5Max is now the world&#039;s slimmest smartphone" alt="Move over, Oppo R5, because Vivo&#039;s X5Max is now the world&#039;s slimmest smartphone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vivo_x5max_blue.jpg?1418350619" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Chinese are untouchable when it comes to the question of who can build the slimmest smartphone. And now, they&rsquo;ve raised the bar yet again.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/justin-choo" title="View user profile.">Justin Choo</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-9255cfd6-384a-7ad7-180b-9e33b1c4eb5c">Vivo has now surged ahead of previous leaders Gionee Elife S5.1 (5.1mm) and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/oppo/oppo-r5/review">Oppo R5</a> (4.85mm) with their new offering, the X5Max, which measures 4.75mm at its thinnest point. However, even the Chinese can&rsquo;t solve the puzzle of shrinking the camera modules yet, as the f/2, 13-megapixel camera (which uses a IMX214 Sony sensor) on the X5Max actually adds almost 2mm to its thickness.</p> <p dir="ltr">Vivo isn&rsquo;t pulling any punches despite prioritising form factor. Actually, that&rsquo;s a gross understatement, considering the heat that the X5Max is packing. It utilises an aluminium frame, and at its heart, a 64-bit, octo-core Snapdragon processor made up of four 1.7GHz cores and four 1GHz cores in a power-efficient, big.LITTLE configuration. The phone also sports 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, as well as microSD support for up to 128GB cards.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Other frills include: a 5.5in AMOLED display, and get this, a Yamaha YSS-205X audio processing chip (which supports Hi-Fi 2.0) for the purpose of KARAOKE. Yes folks, there&rsquo;s a karaoke app built-in, just in case you&#39;re training for The Voice. It even supports dual SIM cards, both of which are 4G capable, but we&rsquo;re not sure if there will be an international standard version.</p> <p dir="ltr">And in keeping with Chinese preference for Apple-like UIs, the Funtouch UI is heavily skinned to look like iOS. Right now it&rsquo;s based on Android 4.4.4, meaning that it won&rsquo;t be able to harness its 64-bit architecture until Lollipop arrives. We&rsquo;ll be really interested to find out how this phone fares in real world usage, as the battery has a capacity of only 2000mAh. Still, there should be plenty of time to show off this marvel to your friends before the modest battery runs dry.</p> <p dir="ltr">[Source: <a href="http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/vivo-x5max-with-475mm-thickness-octa-core-snapdragon-615-soc-launched-632648">NDTV</a>, <a href="http://www.geek.com/android/the-vivo-x5max-is-the-worlds-thinnest-smartphone-at-4-75mm-1611373/">Geek</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="568" height="459" title="Move over, Oppo R5, because Vivo&#039;s X5Max is now the world&#039;s slimmest smartphone" alt="Move over, Oppo R5, because Vivo&#039;s X5Max is now the world&#039;s slimmest smartphone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gsmarena_001a.jpg?1418350619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/475mm-goodness-power-packed-vivo-x5max-also-world-s-slimmest-phone/news#comments Android Smartphones Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:47:52 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455173 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC One (M9) Hima http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-m9-hima/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What does the future hold for HTC&#039;s next flagship? We&#039;ve rounded up all the latest news and rumours about the M8&#039;s successor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One (M9) concept by emprogadgets.tk" alt="HTC One (M9) concept by emprogadgets.tk" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-one-m9-concept-01.jpg?1418266092" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-2/review" target="_blank">HTC One (M8)</a> is one of our favourite phones &ndash; shortlisted for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-smartphone-year/feature" target="_blank">smartphone of the year</a> in the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-winners-announced-these-are-best-gadgets-year/feature" target="_blank">Stuff Gadget Awards 2014</a>, no less.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It won&#039;t be called the HTC One (M9) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to Twitter tipster <a href="https://twitter.com/upleaks/status/540405152767700992" target="_blank">@upleaks</a>, the next HTC flagship rejoices in the name &quot;HTC Hima&quot;. That could be a codename, of course &ndash; though @upleaks also claims that an affordable <a href="https://twitter.com/upleaks/status/540408804857221121" target="_blank">&quot;Hima Ace&quot;</a> variant is in the works; suggesting that it may indeed be the final product name. To be fair, &quot;HTC One (M9)&quot; doesn&#39;t exactly trip off the tongue.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;ll likely have a 2K screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>HTC looks set to follow in the footsteps of 2014&#39;s flagship phones, including the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 4</a>, both of which packed 2K screens. According to a report in <a href="http://www.ibtimes.co.in/htc-tipped-launch-one-m9-rival-iphone-6-release-date-specification-613474" target="_blank">IB Times</a>, the Hima will sport a 5.2in, 2560 x 1440 screen, delivering 564 ppi. That report&#39;s a little suspect&nbsp;&ndash; it suggests that a <a href="https://twitter.com/htc_concepts" target="_blank">fan concept designer</a> is actually an HTC employee &ndash; but it does seem to be&nbsp;backed up by prolific leaker <a href="http://www.nowhereelse.fr/htc-one-2015-photos-facade-103258/" target="_blank">nowhereelse.fr</a>, who has published snaps of a 5.2in display that&#39;s purportedly going to grace the next HTC flagship.</p> <p>@upleaks disputes this, though, claiming that the Hima will arrive with a 5in 1080p display. The fact that nowhereelse.fr has provided photo evidence seems to point conclusively to the rumoured 5.2in, 2K display, though.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One (M9) Hima screen [via nowhereelse.fr]" alt="HTC One (M9) Hima screen [via nowhereelse.fr]" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HTC-One-M9-Hima-2015-screen.jpg?1418266092" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One (M9) Hima screen [via nowhereelse.fr]" alt="HTC One (M9) Hima screen [via nowhereelse.fr]" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HTC-One-M9-Hima-2015-VS.jpg?1418266092" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s got flagship specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As you&#39;d expect, it being a flagship and all. IB Times claims that it&#39;ll pack 3GB RAM, 64GB and 128GB storage options, and a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor; online publication <a href="http://news.mydrivers.com/1/342/342909.htm" target="_blank">MyDrivers</a> backs up that spec sheet, with the addition of a 3,500mAh battery. Dual BoomSound speakers, a fixture on the HTC One line, are set to appear on the One (M9) &ndash; possibly, according to MyDrivers, boosted with the addition of Bose technology. Although @upleaks can&#39;t confirm an HTC-Bose team-up, they do suggest that the Hima could feature <a href="https://twitter.com/upleaks/status/541116737677033472" target="_blank">SRS sound enhancement</a>.</p> <p>@upleaks, meanwhile, reports that the HTC Hima will feature a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB RAM and a 2,840mAh battery, adding that the phone will support Cat.6 LTE. Either of those spec sheets would make for a powerful phone. Naturally, it&#39;s expected to arrive running Android 5.0 Lollipop &ndash; skinned with HTC Sense 7; though <a href="https://twitter.com/upleaks/status/541072725695926274" target="_blank">@upleaks</a> also points to evidence suggesting that a Windows Phone variant is in the works.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/ultimate-setup-htc-one-m8/feature" target="_blank">Ultimate Setup: HTC One (M8)</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AwKAE5p85tY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC could be ditching UltraPixel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>HTC looks set to abandon its foray into UltraPixel cameras &ndash; which used sensors with a smaller number of larger pixels for (allegedly) improved low-light performance. @upleaks expects the HTC Hima to arrive with a 20.7MP rear camera, while MyDrivers points to a 16MP camera with optical image stabiliation.</p> <p>Round the front, @upleaks claims that the Hima will feature either a 13MP camera &ndash; or a 4MP UltraPixel snapper; so it seems that HTC may not be ready to abandon the UltraPixel experiment just yet.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/10-best-apps-htc-one-m8/feature" target="_blank">The 10 best apps for the HTC One (M8)</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One (M9) concept by emprogadgets.tk" alt="HTC One (M9) concept by emprogadgets.tk" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-m9-concept-02.jpg?1418266092" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Release date </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HTC One (M9) is expected to launch at Mobile World Congress in March 2015, according to MyDrivers. We&#39;ll be on the ground reporting from the event and will bring you all the info as we get it.</p> <p>In the meantime, keep checking back to this page for all the latest news - we&#39;ll be updating it regularly.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s6/samsung-galaxy-s6-what-we-d-see-samsung-s-next-flagship" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S6 preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-m9-hima/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-m9-hima/review#comments HTC One (M9) Smartphones Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:07:34 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455108 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Nexus 6 http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-nexus-6/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new Nexus phone is bigger, but is it actually better? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Look familiar?" alt="Google Nexus 6 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nexus-6-1-small_1.jpg?1418632699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-williams" title="View user profile.">Andrew Williams</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You could call Google&rsquo;s Nexus devices trojan horses to show off the latest version of Android, but if they are, they&rsquo;re pretty darn obvious ones: even Google would be happy to admit the Nexus 6 is mostly here to let Android 5.0 Lollipop strut its stuff.</p> <p>Google doesn&rsquo;t actually make the thing, either. Motorola does, and you&rsquo;ll see plenty of Motorola DNA flowing through the phone&rsquo;s little circuit board veins.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM2,750.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> converted from £500 (32GB) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Big, vivid screen </div> <div class="field-item even"> Impressive overall performance </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Strong stereo speakers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera a little sluggish </div> <div class="field-item even"> Too large for some and a bit awkward in the hand </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Not a value king like the Nexus 5 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aerobicise </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Using the Nexus 6 in one hand is a stretch, with the back button placed just out of reach of your thumb as if Google has done so deliberately. It&rsquo;s like the thing is a cookie jar you&rsquo;re not meant to be able to reach.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re starting with what seems like a pretty trivial point, but when something trivial crops up about 576 times a day, it starts becoming important. Make sure you&rsquo;re prepared for this issue, as it can get annoying &mdash;&nbsp;especially as it could have been solved by moving the soft keys about a bit.</p> <p>The Nexus 6 looks and feels a bit like a two-hander version of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-x-2014/review">Motorola Moto X (2014)</a>&nbsp;we loved so much recently. Aside from the whole thumb gymnastics involved, that&rsquo;s a good thing.</p> <p>Its back is plastic and fixed in place, but feels as though it&rsquo;s part of a very rigid shell rather than the slightly flimsy back covers you get in Samsung phones such as the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Galaxy Note 4</a>. The sides of the phone are aluminium, with a smooth anodised band working its way around the Nexus 6, punctuated by little plastic accents that also act as signal outlets for the antennas.</p> <p>The look isn&rsquo;t quite catwalk-ready &mdash;&nbsp;there&rsquo;s a bit of variance in the seam between the plastic and aluminium rear parts, the Nexus logo on the rear is pretty huge and the ring-style flash is a bit &lsquo;loud&rsquo; compared with the demure Nexus 5 &mdash;&nbsp;but then the Nexus team has never been all about style.</p> <p>Still, as long as you don&rsquo;t mind the sheer size of the Nexus 6 we&rsquo;re pretty confident most of you will like the design well enough. The curvy back offers a comfy in-hand grip and front-on it seems almost all-screen, which is quite an achievement given it also packs-in stereo speakers on the front.</p> <p>The hardcore crowd won&rsquo;t appreciate that, as with the other Nexus phones and tablets, the Nexus 6 doesn&rsquo;t let you add to the memory. You get a decent 32GB (64GB available, but not as widely) built-in, but the only slot on the phone is for the nano SIM. There&rsquo;s no memory card slot.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Using the Nexus 6 in one hand is a stretch, with the back button placed just out of reach of your thumb as if Google has done so deliberately. It’s like the thing is a cookie jar you’re not meant to be able to reach." alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-6-20_0_1.jpg?1418632699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The sides of the phone are aluminium, with a smooth anodised band working its way around the Nexus 6, punctuated by little plastic accents that also act as signal outlets for the antennas." alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-6-2_0_1.jpg?1418632699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Front-on it seems almost all-screen, which is quite an achievement given it also packs-in stereo speakers on the front." alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-6-15_0_1.jpg?1418632699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cinematic kicks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is naturally going to limit how many movies you can fit on the Nexus 6, but it&rsquo;ll still store a bunch, and the other elements &mdash;&nbsp;those stereo speakers and the giant OLED screen &mdash;&nbsp;make up for it.</p> <p>Having two separate speakers is no guarantee of good sound quality, but the Nexus 6 is pretty solid. Top volume is unusually loud, and there&rsquo;s the hint of extra warmth and mid-range body that&rsquo;s still a luxury in the mobile phone world. We still prefer the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-2/review">HTC One (M8)</a>&nbsp;sound, but the Nexus goes louder. Of course, sticking to headphones is still the best way to get good sound.</p> <p>Even more important, of course, is the screen. The Nexus 6 has a massive 5.96in display even larger than those of mobile giants such as the Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus. There is a reason why this phone is so huge.</p> <p>While its specs will look pretty normal in just a few months, for now they&rsquo;re dead impressive. The Nexus 6 has a 2560 x 1440 pixel AMOLED screen, using the same resolution as the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3</a>&nbsp;but with tech a bit closer to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">Galaxy S5</a>&rsquo;s.</p> <p>It comes with great benefits, and one unfortunate trip-up.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-2/review">HTC One (M8) review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="What? Twilight isn&#039;t that bad!" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-6-3_0_1.jpg?1418632699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>First, the good bits: the Nexus 6 screen offers terrific contrast and black levels, getting the sort of image vividness that&rsquo;d make 99 per cent of RM10,000 odd TVs whimper with jealousy. We&#39;ve spent a good while watching Netflix on the phone, and it&rsquo;s a great experience. Such a large screen matched with OLED image skills is a great combo.</p> <p>We also welcome the extra resolution. It&rsquo;s not just about screen size either. OLEDs such as the Nexus 6&rsquo;s tend to look less sharp than direct LCD alternatives because of the way their pixels are laid out, but here there are easily enough to go around to make everything appear super-sharp.</p> <p>QHD resolution may not make your 1080p movies look even better, but for things such as games and the Nexus 6 interface, it&rsquo;s great.</p> <p>So, what&rsquo;s wrong? Well, as with so many OLED phones the colours are rather over the top. Reds are a bit too red, greens aren&rsquo;t all that subtle. It&rsquo;s the red you&rsquo;ll notice the most &mdash;&nbsp;especially if you&rsquo;re coming from a phone with very good colour accuracy - the Nexus 5 or an iPhone, for example.</p> <p>Whether this matters or not is a personal thing. Unlike the rival Galaxy Note 4 there&rsquo;s no way to tone down the colours, so you have to get used to it. We found that when watching movies, the amazing contrast makes up for the candy-coated colours, but it was initially distracting.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Nexus 6 screen offers terrific contrast and black levels, getting the sort of image vividness that’d make 99 per cent of £2000 TVs whimper with jealousy" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-6-13_0_1.jpg?1418632699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Nexus 6 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Operating System</strong>: Android 5.0 Lollipop</p> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 5.96in AMOLED with 2560x1440 (493ppi)</p> <p><strong>Processor</strong>: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 @ 2.7GHz</p> <p><strong>RAM</strong>: 3GB</p> <p><strong>Storage</strong>: 32GB or 64GB (not expandable)</p> <p><strong>Camera</strong>: 13MP rear with OIS and dual-LED ring flash, 2MP front</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong>: Wi-Fi, 3G/4G, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1</p> <p><strong>Battery</strong>: 3220mAh</p> <p><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 159 x 83 x 10.1mm
</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong>: 184g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What’s Android 5.0 all about, anyway? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As standard, the interface makes the issue pretty obvious, though. The Nexus 6 is the first phone to be released with Android 5.0 L, and it&rsquo;s pretty bold and colourful itself.</p> <p>Google has tried to strip out as much ugly signposting of features as it can, pushing it a bit closer to the non-geeky style of iOS. One of the most obvious spots to see this in action is the soft key area.</p> <p>Gone are the buttons that are meant to actually represent functions visually, replaced with a triangle, circle and square. Those completely new to Android may have to fiddle with the Nexus 6 a bit to understand it, but Android looks more minimalist than ever, and we like it a lot.</p> <p>There are some extra features too. Perhaps the best is home screen notifications. You can see your new emails, texts and so on without even turning the Nexus 6 on properly. It can save you quite a lot of time, although those worried about security can turn these off.</p> <p>Android 5.0 L also feels a bit different. The layout, the way it works, these bits are exactly the same. However, the way everything moves has been tweaked. There&rsquo;s more swooshy inertia, with a clear attempt to make it feel a bit more physical or tangible. The cold, clinical and efficient style of previous Android versions has been swapped for something a bit more&hellip; human. Yes, that sounds ridiculous but start flicking around Android 5.0 and you&rsquo;ll understand.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll get used to it in about five minutes, but it does actually make the Nexus 6 feel a tiny bit less peppy than a Nexus 5 running Android 4.4.4. We didn&rsquo;t experience much lag, but Android seems to be moving away from an obsession with performance, caring that bit more about &lsquo;feel&rsquo;. Android has gone all touchy-feely on us.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/android-45/review">Android 5.0 Lollipop review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="You can now see your new emails, texts and so on without even turning the Nexus 6 on properly." alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-6-21_0_1.jpg?1418632699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Android 5.0 L also feels a bit different. The layout, the way it works, these bits are exactly the same. However, the way everything moves has been tweaked." alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-6-5_0_1.jpg?1418632699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paranoid Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s another little issue, too. There&rsquo;s a bit of controversy around the Nexus 6 because it&rsquo;s one of the first Android devices to ship with full encryption. All your data is encoded for security, meaning that if you use a passcode there&rsquo;s no way to get access to it without that code &mdash; it can&rsquo;t be pulled off the storage directly by digital CSI types. This was always an option within Android, but it seemed to us that just about no-one used it.</p> <p>Encryption apparently slows down performance a bit, and you&rsquo;ll be able to find nerdy benchmarks online showing you exactly how much. However, we didn&rsquo;t notice any of the sort of annoying slow-down we saw in the Nexus 9 tablet. The Nexus 6 is still quick.</p> <p>It has the specs to match the top phones of the moment, so that&rsquo;s no more than we&rsquo;d expect. The Nexus 6 uses the Snapdragon 805 CPU, the same Qualcomm chipset used in the Galaxy Note 4. It&rsquo;s a quad-core 2.7GHz processor, and here it has 3GB of RAM to exploit. This hardware earned the Nexus 6 a great score of 3283 points in our Geekbench 3 test, which is &mdash; reassuringly enough &mdash;&nbsp;pretty similar to the Note 4.</p> <p>All this power doesn&rsquo;t feel like overkill either, as running games at the native QHD resolution requires an awful lot of juice. At least, if you&rsquo;re rendering fancy 3D graphics rather than match-three sprites of sweeties.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re slightly disappointed with the Nexus 6&rsquo;s battery life, though. A big, expensive phone feels these days like it should offer tip-top stamina, and we&rsquo;ve been spoilt recently by the Note 4, which does just that. Here the stamina is just OK, rather than great.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;ve been using the Nexus 6 for a while now, and each day we seem to be skirting around the 15 percent mark by bed time. And that&rsquo;s without any long game-playing sessions.</p> <p>Use the phone a lot and it&rsquo;s not hard to drain it down completely in the space of a day.</p> <p>As we were concerned that the great big OLED display may have just led to us watching video and browsing a lot more than it might usually &mdash;&nbsp;and sure enough this is one of the big draws of the Nexus 6 &mdash;&nbsp;we put it to a more objective test. When left to play a looped 720p MP4 video without doing any other stuff in the background, the battery lasts for almost dead on 10 hours.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s fine, but notably a good few hours off what phones such as the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review">Sony Xperia Z3</a>&nbsp;and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are capable of. &nbsp;They&rsquo;ll get into the early teens.</p> <p>So, why does the Nexus 6 lag behind a bit? It doesn&rsquo;t offset its larger screen with a larger battery, its 3220mAh being the same size as the Note 4&rsquo;s, and vanilla Android doesn&rsquo;t seem to put as much emphasis on saving battery as other custom skins, although there is a now native battery saver mode, which can help you eek out those last drops of juice.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review">Sony Xperia Z3 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Use the phone a lot and it’s not hard to drain it down completely in the space of a day." alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-6-23_0_1.jpg?1418632699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera on trial </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Nexus 6 camera isn&rsquo;t quite up there with the very best either. It offers pretty great hardware but is let down by less-than-perfect software.</p> <p>The phone has a 13MP main camera with optical image stabilisation and an attention-grabbing dual-LED &lsquo;ring&rsquo; style flash. Resolution is lower than the Note 4 or Sony Xperia Z3 at 13MP, but having OIS could easily make up for this.</p> <p>Sure enough, with a bit of know-how, patience and steady hands you can get some cracking shots out of the phone, but in our book the experience you get doesn&rsquo;t quite sit right in a RM2500-plus phone.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a little slow, both to focus and to take shots. And the HDR mode&rsquo;s processing seems to take quite a while too by current standards. Just a few too many times it had us shouting &ldquo;stay still, just two more seconds&rdquo; at our subject, where the iPhone 6 Plus and Note 4 would have already let us move on with a few more shots in the memory bank.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4160" height="3120" title="Google Nexus 6 sample photo" alt="Google Nexus 6 sample photo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20141204_190356_1.jpg?1418632699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4096" height="3040" title="Google Nexus 6 sample photo" alt="Google Nexus 6 sample photo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20141205_143757_1.jpg?1418632699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="4096" height="3040" title="Google Nexus 6 sample photo" alt="Google Nexus 6 sample photo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20141205_125842_1.jpg?1418632699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;ve also found that the Nexus 6&rsquo;s metering isn&rsquo;t too great either. This is the system that judges how bright a photo needs to be to deal with lighting conditions. And too often the spot metering &mdash;&nbsp;where the phone uses your focus point as the main guide &mdash;&nbsp;leads to areas seriously under or overexposed. This means you often need to apply some know-how in order to get the shot you want.</p> <p>While we&rsquo;re all for people getting a bit more savvy about how to use a camera, in the Nexus 6 it&rsquo;s a result of the phone&rsquo;s own brains just not being smart enough.</p> <p>Google also needs to spruce-up its camera app. While it offers the features we&rsquo;re after, including HDR and Panorama, it just doesn&rsquo;t feel as though it has really been optimised enough for people who are going to use it each and every day. It makes us understand why Motorola swaps it out in phones such as the Moto X.</p> <p>Fingers crossed the Nexus 6 will, just like the Nexus 5 before it, get an update that tightens-up camera performance. But it&rsquo;s not all bad. Learn to work with its quirks and you can get some top-notch shots from the phone, with noise levels keeping fairly reasonable even in low-light conditions, thanks in part to OIS.</p> <p>It doesn&rsquo;t dramatically brighten-up low-light scenes, though, showing a slight lack of intelligence in the processing once again compared to some rivals. For all its hardware features, this is not a great low-light camera. Can the iPhone 6 Plus and Note 4 do better? Yes.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google also needs to spruce-up its camera app. While it offers the features we’re after, including HDR and Panorama, it just doesn’t feel as though it has really been optimised enough for people who are going to use it each and every day" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-6-12_0_1.jpg?1418632699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;re yet to be convinced by the &lsquo;ring&rsquo; flash on the back too. In pro photography land, a ring flash gets rid of shadows by providing multiple light sources that attack an object from different angles. But as they&rsquo;re about an inch apart here, they&rsquo;re not going to make much difference unless your subject is about 15cm away. And in that case, they&rsquo;ll probably blow it out anyway.</p> <p>For the video fans out there, the Nexus 6 captures up to 4K video from the rear camera, and 1080p footage from the front 2MP one. Just as the main camera can&rsquo;t really keep up with the other big boys, the phone&rsquo;s selfies don&rsquo;t lead the pack either. The bog-standard 2MP sensor gets quite noisy with indoors lighting, although it does at least make your shots nice and bright.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="In pro photography land, a ring flash gets rid of shadows by providing multiple light sources that attack an object from different angles. But as they’re about an inch apart here, they’re not going to make much difference unless your subject is about 15cm away" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexusw-6-11_0_1.jpg?1418632699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Any sides with that? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Things like the just-ok battery life and camera performance may make you pause before buying a Nexus 6. But is there anything else to worry about?</p> <p>There are a few little missing extras you might want to keep in mind. While it has 4G and NFC, there&rsquo;s no IR blaster on the Nexus 6. That means no universal remote-style action, and both the LG G3 and Note 4 offer this little extra.</p> <p>Aside from the points mentioned earlier &mdash;&nbsp;no SD card, no access to the insides &mdash;&nbsp;that&rsquo;s about it, though. The Nexus 6 is even water resistant, making those bathtime Netflix sessions a little less nerve-racking than before - although we&rsquo;ll admit to having been too afraid to give it a proper dunking yet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Nexus 6 verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Nexus 6 is a bit of a curious upgrade to the Nexus 5 in that it doesn&rsquo;t replicate many of the core values that made last year&rsquo;s Nexus such a hit in our book. It doesn&rsquo;t dramatically undercut the competition on cost, and its hand-stretching size will be simply too much for some, especially when Android 5.0 doesn&rsquo;t do anything in particular to really make use of such a large display.</p> <p>Unless we missed a memo about super-size phones being on every child&rsquo;s Christmas list, it just doesn&rsquo;t seem like the everyman device the Nexus 5 was.</p> <p>However, in most other respects it&rsquo;s a winner. The super-sharp display may value vividness over realism, but it&rsquo;s a cracking canvas for media, which is only bolstered by the good front speakers. Android 5.0 Lollipop isn&rsquo;t too shabby either, especially if you hate the overloaded style of so many non-Nexus Androids.</p> <p>So overall it&rsquo;s not the must-buy its predecessor once was, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean its not the smartphone for you. Just make sure you&rsquo;re aware of its foibles before taking the plunge.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/top-ten">The 10 best smartphones available right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Nexus 6 review verdict" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-6-10_0_1.jpg?1418632699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s not an everyman classic like the Nexus 5, but the Nexus 6 is one of the best super-big screen phones in the world</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Nexus 6 review: a taste of Lollipop </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new Nexus phone is bigger, but is it actually better? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-6-1-small_0.jpg?1418632699" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-nexus-6/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-nexus-6/review#comments Android Google Nexus 6 Smartphones Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:43:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1448246 at http://www.stuff.tv Android fan alert: You can buy the OnePlus One right now, no invite required http://www.stuff.tv/my/one/android-fan-alert-you-can-buy-oneplus-one-right-now-no-invite-required/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But hurry up - the offer&#039;s only on the table while supplies last </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="655" height="491" title="Take Santa&#039;s job into your own hands" alt="Android fan alert: You can buy the OnePlus One right now, no invite required" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/one-plus-one-gift.jpg?1418261014" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you missed the first round of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oneplus-one/review" target="_blank">OnePlus One</a> invites as well as the Black Friday sale which let non-invitees snap up a One smartphone, then you&#39;ve now got another chance.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/one/android-fan-alert-you-can-buy-oneplus-one-right-now-no-invite-required/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/one/android-fan-alert-you-can-buy-oneplus-one-right-now-no-invite-required/news#comments One OnePlus Smartphones Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:11:29 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455100 at http://www.stuff.tv Charge your smartphones up to three times faster. Oh, wirelessly too http://www.stuff.tv/my/charge-your-mobile-phones-three-times-faster-wirelessly/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s now possible to quick charge wirelessly, thanks to Freescale’s upcoming solution </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Charge your mobile smartphones up to three times faster. Oh, wirelessly too" alt="Charge your mobile smartphones up to three times faster. Oh, wirelessly too" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Freescale%20Cover.jpg?1418207966" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">If there&rsquo;s one thing we like better than a big battery in a mobile phone, it&#39;s a faster charging, bigger-ass battery on a mobile phone. Which you can charge wirelessly. Why not, right?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/justin-choo" title="View user profile.">Justin Choo</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/charge-your-mobile-phones-three-times-faster-wirelessly/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/charge-your-mobile-phones-three-times-faster-wirelessly/news#comments Smartphones Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:20:45 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455047 at http://www.stuff.tv EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus http://www.stuff.tv/my/everything-you-need-know-about-apple-iphone-6-and-6-plus/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Read the ultimate encyclopedia that covers the A to Z of Apple&#039;s flagship smartphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="705" title="EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" alt="EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Apple-iPhone-6-and-6-Plus_0.gif?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple&rsquo;s biggest phones ever have been released. They&rsquo;ve been a huge hit, selling 10m units in just one weekend. Even if you&rsquo;re one of the lucky few to get one before they sold out, we bet there are still a few things you didn&rsquo;t know about your shiny new purchase.</p> <p>What if we told you the main image above, was shot by an iPhone 6 Plus?&nbsp;Mind. Blown.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/stufftv-0" title="View user profile.">StuffTV</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>A8 Processor</strong></p> <p>Faster and more powerful barely explains what the A8 processor can do. It makes your apps load and run faster. It&rsquo;s also less power hungry, sucking up less juice (being 50% more efficient than the A7 chip on the iPhone 5s) while you bash highly detailed skulls on games running Metal, or watch high definition video. Its processing power is also borrowed by the iSight camera to produce stunning photos through advanced imaging features.</p> <p><strong>Accelerometer</strong></p> <p>The iPhone knows everything. It knows when you&rsquo;re skiving and walking less. There&rsquo;s a snitch called the accelerometer that tells on you to the Health app. Moral of the story - get an iPhone, use the accelerometer to track your movements, and lead a healthier lifestyle. Once you lose that extra weight and love handles, you&rsquo;ll truly thank the accelerometer.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/10-great-apps-and-games-your-iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus/feature-0">10 of the best apps for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="A8 processor" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Apple%20A8.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> B is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Barometer</strong></p> <p>The accelerometer isn&rsquo;t the only feature that&rsquo;ll help (or nag) you with your fitness regime. The barometer works concurrently with the former, measuring how high you&rsquo;ve climbed and whether you need to take more steps to hit your goal for the day. Be glad that the iPhone doesn&rsquo;t have a part that gives you a shock when you&rsquo;re underachieving.</p> <p><strong>Battery</strong></p> <p>Despite the larger, higher resolution screens and bump in specs, the new iPhones promise better battery life. You can expect around 11 hours of continuous video playback on the 6, while the 6 Plus goes up to 14 hours. And we&rsquo;ve gotten over a day and a half on our review units with heavy usage to back up those claims too.</p> <p>With iOS 8, you can now also see which apps are draining the most battery from Settings.&nbsp; You can&rsquo;t actually do anything in there though, it&rsquo;s just knowledge for you to make usage adjustments.</p> <p><strong>Bluetooth LE</strong></p> <p>The presence of Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy means that your Bluetooth streaming, AirDrop transfers, or iBeacon interactions are faster and use less energy. That&rsquo;ll result in better battery life. It&rsquo;ll only make a difference if the device you&rsquo;re connecting to has Bluetooth LE too, of course.</p> <p><strong>Bendgate</strong></p> <p>We&rsquo;ve all read reports of the iPhone 6 Plus warping in users&rsquo; pockets. Someone even made a viral video of himself damaging one pretty badly by bending it with his bare hands. However, Apple has come out to say that official complaints on the iPhone 6 bending are less than 10. Consumer Reports also released their findings that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are actually pretty resilient. From our experience so far, no such problem exists with regular use.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/bend-gate-iphone-6-plus-users-report-their-phones-bending-their-pockets/news">Bendgate: iPhone 6 users report their phones bending in their pockets</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="690" height="425" title="Barometer" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Barometer.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> C is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Camera App</strong></p> <p>The great thing about the iPhone camera is that it&rsquo;s so easy to use and takes great shots every single time. And with the new update, you can capture even slower slow-motion videos at 240fps, perfect for more epic shots in all their fluid glory.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re looking for something even more cinematic, time-lapse videos should do the trick. Just press the record button and your camera will do all the hard processing work for you. The only thing you have to worry about is your battery running out before you get all the footage needed.&nbsp;</p> <p>As for stills, you now get exposure controls in real time. Taking a photo or a video and tapping the screen (just like you would normally focus) will turn up a little sun icon. Tapping it will bring up a slider that you can use to adjust exposure up to four f-stops lighter or darker to get your desired image.&nbsp;</p> <p>Landscape shots are also better than ever, with 43MP Panoramas and better exposure adjustments so they emerge as one seamless stitch. Sunset at the Grand Canyon? No problem for this smart shooter at all, even with the tricky shadows.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Campus</strong></p> <p>Whenever you see mentions of Cupertino in anything related to Apple, they&rsquo;re talking about the Apple Campus, their corporate headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California. It currently occupies around 850,000 square feet, with the company even leasing an additional 3.3m square feet of office space in the city itself to accommodate all its employees. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Continuity</strong></p> <p>Reap the benefits of having an entire suite of iThings with this seamless feature (give you have iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite). Hear a call coming in, but your iPhone&rsquo;s nowhere near you while you&rsquo;re working on your Mac or iPad? Just answer it directly (or reject it) on your other devices so long as your iOS 8-running iPhone is on the same Wi-Fi network. You can also message contacts directly from your iThings without rummaging through your belongings for your iPhone.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not just about calls and texts either. Handoff is a feature that allows you to continue working across iThings on iOS 8 native apps like Keynote, Pages, and Numbers. This is perfect if you need to be on the move without losing any of your work or go through the tedious process of downloading and uploading again. Works for Safari browsing and composing in Mail too.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/imac/how-answer-calls-and-messages-across-your-mac-ipad-and-iphone-continuity/feature">Use Continuity like a boss</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Craig Federighi</strong></p> <p>As Apple&rsquo;s senior vice president of Software Engineering, Federighi was the man responsible for developing iOS 8. That&rsquo;s why he&rsquo;s usually the guy to demonstrate new functions on the latest iOS versions during Apple&rsquo;s keynotes.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Camera" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Camera_1.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> D is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Design</strong></p> <p>After a few minor tweaks between the iPhone 5 and the 5s, people wanted some change &ndash; and change is what they got with the design of the new iPhones. Besides the obvious augment in screen size (from 4in to 4.7in), the iPhone 6 sports a matte all-metal rounded back, with glass that curves to meet the edges on the front for a smooth, continuous form. A huge difference from the flat, sharp angles on the 5s.</p> <p>The size difference is even more obvious on the iPhone 6 Plus. It&rsquo;s 5.5in as compared to the 4in&nbsp; iPhone 5s &ndash; by far, the biggest of any iPhone. But besides the size and thickness, most of the design elements we mention above are the same across the newly launched units.</p> <p>As for thickness, the iPhone 6 has a thin 6.9mm profile, while the 6 Plus&rsquo; sits at 7.1mm. They&rsquo;re both considerably skinnier than their 7.5mm predecessor, despite packing a lot more power. There&rsquo;s quite a big design change too &ndash; the lens on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus protrudes from the phone.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Design" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Design.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> E is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Eddy Cue</strong></p> <p>Another familiar face on stage in Apple&rsquo;s keynotes, Cue is the senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. This means he&rsquo;s the one who takes care of &mdash; and the one who talks about &mdash; the iTunes Store, the App Store, the iBookstore, Siri, Apple Maps, and iCloud.</p> <p><strong>Extensibility</strong></p> <p>iOS has customarily been a closed system, but it&rsquo;s recently opened up to developers for deeper integration with third-party apps. This means you can access features from other apps on Apple&rsquo;s native apps, and vice versa.&nbsp;</p> <p>It also means you&rsquo;ve got more options on where to share your content via the Share sheet, which used to only contain certain social media networks. Documents can also be opened, shared, and edited more easily between different apps, so working on your iOS device just got a lot more convenient. You could even edit your pictures straight from your Photos app with third-party editing tools.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Extensibility" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Extensibility.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> F is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>FaceTime HD Camera</strong></p> <p>The FaceTime camera no longer plays second fiddle to the iSight camera, and deserves its own space in our iPhone alphabet. With the substantial upgrades applied to the front-facing camera, you can be sure selfies are going to be an even bigger part of your new iPhone experience.</p> <p>It takes better photos, thanks to the improved camera capturing up to 81% more light, and is also better at detecting where your face is. You&rsquo;ll never be out of focus when taking a selfie or FaceTiming with someone halfway across the world. It also does burst shots (10 per second) to capture your best moments. Don&rsquo;t worry, deleting the unflattering ones can be done with just a few taps. No one needs to know that those exist.</p> <p><strong>Family Sharing</strong></p> <p>You no longer have to spend extra if all members of your family are participating in a Candy Crush-off. Up to six in the family can share apps and paid content with one payment option without sharing accounts. This sharing also works for photo albums, calendars and even location tracking so you can keep tabs on your kids in more than one way.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="FaceTime HD Camera" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Facetime%20HD%20camera.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> G is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Gyroscope</strong></p> <p>Living in a three-dimensional space means the iPhone needs a gyroscope to measure the axis you&rsquo;re walking in. Short of giving you a science lecture, the gyroscope lets you take ridiculously long (and beautiful) panoramic shots. It&rsquo;s also the reason you can spot excited gamers moving their phones while playing motion-sensitive games on their iPhones.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> H is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Health</strong></p> <p>New app alert! This new dashboard uses Apple&rsquo;s Healthkit to compile info from your health-related apps, displaying it in a simple yet comprehensive way. What&rsquo;s more, data recorded on one app will then be fed to all others, including how many steps you&rsquo;ve taken, flights of stairs climbed, calorie intake, and distance covered. Especially useful is the medical card with information such as allergies and blood type, which is available in case of emergencies straight from the lock screen.</p> <p><strong>HomeKit</strong></p> <p>Apple&rsquo;s preparing for the future Internet of Things with the iPhone 6, including HomeKit in iOS 8 to connect with devices on the same Wi-Fi network. By establishing a common protocol for these devices to connect securely with iOS 8, they&rsquo;re paving the way for potential future Apple-connected homes. Soon, you may just be able to switch off your lights, turn on the aircon, or even unlock the door straight from your device.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Health" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Health.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Try these 3 HealthKit-enabled apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>WebMD ($free /&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/webmd-trusted-health-wellness/id295076329?mt=8" target="_blank">download WebMB here</a>)</strong></p> <p>Besides letting you see what your ailments could be a symptom of, WebMD syncs with Health to give you tips on how to achieve your preset goals. It can even log some basic data on its own. <p><strong>Human ($free /&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/human-activity-calorie-tracker/id692721875?mt=8" target="_blank">download Human here</a>)</strong></p> <p>With this app, you won&rsquo;t need an additional fitness tracker. Human turns your iPhone 6 into one, automatically logging your walks, runs, or bike rides just by having it in your pocket or bag.&nbsp; <p><strong>MyFitnessPal ($free /&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/calorie-counter-diet-tracker/id341232718?mt=8" target="_blank">download MyFitnessPal here</a>)</strong></p> <p>Count your calories easily with this handy intake tracker. With&nbsp; more than 4m foods in its database, MyFitnessPal will help you record more accurately and hit that weight target in no time.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>iCloud Drive</strong></p> <p>On the surface, iCloud Drive is like any other cloud storage system. But it&rsquo;s more than that. Edit a document on your iPhone, go to your Yosemite-enabled MacBook or even a compatible PC, and the same file will have been updated with your changes. This continuation extends to apps that support iCloud Drive too.</p> <p>Is it secure? It&rsquo;s all about two-factor authentication, where a separate code sent to your iPhone adds another layer to secure your iCloud Drive.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/cloud-drive/apples-icloud-just-got-cheaper/news">Apple&#39;s iCloud just got cheaper</a></strong></p> <p><strong>iOS 8</strong></p> <p>The latest update to the system might not seem like much at first compared to iOS 7, but take your time to explore and the many nuances of the new OS will reveal themselves to you. Basically, Apple&rsquo;s provided developers with Swift, a whole new programming language, and deeper access to iOS 8 than ever before. You&rsquo;ll see the new features at work throughout this feature.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-8/review">Apple iOS 8 review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>iSight Camera</strong></p> <p>At 8MP, the iSight camera still manages to best most smartphone cameras in the market, showing just how little megapixels count in taking great images. The new sensor now comes with f/2.2 aperture, 1.5 micron pixels, and a new technology called Focus Pixels, leading to blazing fast AF. Face detection is also more intelligent, meaning your best shots from burst mode are less likely to have you looking all squinty eyed like Quasimodo.&nbsp;</p> <p>There&rsquo;s one major difference between the two iPhone 6 models though; the iPhone 6 uses digital image stabilisation while the iPhone 6 Plus has optical image stabilisation. The latter is more effective for taking clear shots in low light, as it works with the A8 chip and M8 motion coprocessor, to compensate for any shaky hand motions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="635" height="425" title="iOS 8" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iOS%208_0.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> J is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Jonathan Ive</strong></p> <p>Probably the most famous Apple executive other than Steve Jobs and Tim Cook. As Apple&rsquo;s senior vice president of Design, Jony Ive decides how all Apple products will look, feel, and be experienced. He also heads the Human Interface department. You should be familiar with his work, since he delivered the products everyone tries to emulate such as the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Jonathan Ive" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Jony%20Ive.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> K is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Keyboards</strong></p> <p>Third-party keyboards can now finally be used on iPhones running iOS 8. Prior to this, Apple didn&rsquo;t allow these on its smartphones, and it was a luxury only Android users had since 2007.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get these third-party keyboards </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Simply download and enable them by going to Settings &gt; General &gt; Keyboards</p> <p><strong>Swiftkey (free /&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/swiftkey-keyboard/id911813648?ls=1&amp;mt=8" target="_blank">download SwiftKey here</a>)</strong></p> <p>Probably the most famous of all keyboard apps found on Android. Eerily accurate in its predictions as it compiles data from your mail, messages, and social media to learn how you type.&nbsp; <p><strong>Swype (US$0.99 /&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/swype/id916365675?mt=8" target="_blank">download Swype here</a>)</strong></p> <p>Instead of tapping on the keyboard to type, you swipe your fingers across the keys in one continuous motion for each word, stopping at each letter you want to use. Swype will then figure it out.&nbsp; <p><strong>Fleksy (US$0.99 /&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/fleksy-keyboard-custom-colors/id520337246?mt=8" target="_blank">download Fleksy here</a>)</strong></p> <p>Another Android favourite that built its reputation upon accurate text prediction and auto-correction, Fleksy also comes with a wide range of options for you to customise how it looks on your phone.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> L is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Landscape View</strong></p> <p>A landscape view for a bigger screen? Sure, that makes sense. But it&rsquo;s not just a simple rotation for the iPhone 6 Plus&rsquo; user interface. Like the larger iPad , the landscape view presents a different user experience, such as more options popping up. It&rsquo;s not a feature found on the iPhone 6 though.</p> <p>Tip: Landscape view doesn&rsquo;t only give you the split screen option in Mail and Messages, it also brings up new keys like cut, copy, and bold.</p> <p><strong>LTE</strong></p> <p>Or 4G. Either way, long-term evolution (LTE) is the reason you should take the new plans from Maxis or Celcom. Though 4G plans are pricier than their 3G counterparts, it makes more sense to enjoy theoretical download speeds of 150Mbps. Assuming, of course, you get good LTE coverage in your area. The iPhone 6 also supports up to 20 4G LTE bands, meaning you can use it for high-level connectivity almost anywhere around the world.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="822" height="425" title="Landscape View" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Landscape.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> M is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>M8 motion coprocessor</strong></p> <p>Working in tandem with the A8 processor, this motion coprocessor dedicates its power to the accelerometer, compass, gyroscope and barometer. In layman terms, that gives you better battery life since games will put less stress on the A8 processor.&nbsp;</p> <p>But the M8 motion coprocessor&rsquo;s true value is its constant monitoring of the various measurements taken by the phone. Its raw processing power allows it to distinguish the difference between a simple walk, a more intensive run or a cruise on your bicycle. All that, combined with the algorithms within the Health app, gives you a more accurate representation of your health status.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mail</strong></p> <p>Apple&rsquo;s native email app now comes with new gestures for greater ease of use: swipe a message right to mark it as read/unread, swipe it partly to the left to flag it, or swipe completely from right to left to delete it altogether. You can even choose to swap the direction of the swipes if you&rsquo;re left-handed.&nbsp;</p> <p>Another useful change is that now drafts are stored at the foot of the screen, meaning you can swap between them and other messages without having to go back to your draft messages box.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Maps</strong></p> <p>This feature needs no introduction &ndash; it was initially powered by Google data since its launch but iOS 6 took the reins in 2012. But there were so many problems, Tim Cook had to write a letter of apology to Apple users. It&rsquo;s come a long way since then; with iOS 8, there&rsquo;s now a night mode, a &ldquo;Flyover City Tour (in Beta 2)&rdquo; that lets you tour a city without the need for your fingers to navigate on screen, as well as the ability to sync directions with other devices.</p> <p><strong>Messages</strong></p> <p>The Messages app (if you still use it) now lets you mute or leave group conversations, record audio notes, and send multiple pictures or self-destructing videos with ease. These features only work with other Apple devices though.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Metal</strong></p> <p>A feature found in iOS 8 is &ldquo;Metal&rdquo; &ndash; a new tool for game developers to take advantage of the A7 and A8 processors. This means performance of games on iOS 8 will be top-notch &ndash; faster and more responsive. For example, graphics in a 3D game will perform up to 10 times faster with Metal. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="484" title="M8 motion coprocessor" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/M8%20motion%20coprocessor.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Go Metal with these games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Modern Combat 5: Blackout &nbsp;(US$6.99 /&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/modern-combat-5-blackout/id656176278?mt=8" target="_blank">download Modern Combat 5: Blackout here</a>)</strong></p> <p>Considered by many to be one of the best FPS games on the iOS platform, Modern Combat 5 puts you back into your combat boots. Whether you&rsquo;re a team player or more of a solo G.I.Joe, epic console-worthy battles await you. Find the game a little pricey? You can also purchase it as a bundle along with MC3 and MC4 at just $12.98. <p><strong>Epic Zen Garden (free /&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/epic-zen-garden/id915975445?mt=8" target="_blank">download Epic Zen Garden here</a>)</strong></p> <p>Less of a game and more of a zen experience, Epic Zen Garden pushes the graphic capabilities of the A8 processor to its limits. Interact with this realistic zen garden and watch the cherry blossoms swirl hypnotically between intense work meetings to bring down your blood pressure. <p><strong>Beach Buggy Racing &nbsp;(free / <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/beach-buggy-racing/id882119723?mt=8" target="_blank">download Beach Buggy Racing here</a>)</strong></p> <p>Go off-road in this crazy cartoon world of wacky rival drivers, cool buggies, monster trucks, and 12 different cinematic race tracks. Of course it&rsquo;s not just about speed, you get to build up an arsenal of wild powerups like Fireball and Oil Slick to leave your competition eating your dust.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ios-8/see-apple-s-game-advancing-metal-tech-shine-these-6-ios-games/feature">See Apple&rsquo;s game-advancing Metal tech shine in these 6 iOS games</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> N is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>NFC</strong></p> <p>Near Field Connectivity has been around for years on Android phones already, letting users pair hardware, transfer data, or communicate with other devices with just one touch. However, Apple&rsquo;s only just introduced it on the iPhone 6 as one of the cornerstones of Apple Pay for wireless point-of-sale transactions. It&rsquo;s currently only usable with Apple Pay, which is kind of silly given its usefulness, but Apple just might open it up for use with third-party apps and accessories too.</p> <p><strong>Notifications</strong></p> <p>Tap on your notifications to interact with them directly in iOS 8. Reply to messages, reminders, and calendar invites, all without having to switch between apps.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> O is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Optical Image Stabilisation</strong></p> <p>Only on the iPhone 6 Plus, you&rsquo;ll no longer get blurry images &ndash; no matter how excited you get snapping a celebrity. A little exaggerated, but that&rsquo;s the beauty of OIS. Much like a balancing act, the lens moves according to your movements and compensates for your shaky hands. In short? No more photos or videos in the style of The Blair Witch Project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="759" height="425" title="Optical Image Stabilisation" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Optical%20Image%20Stabilisation.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> P is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Pay</strong></p> <p>Android&rsquo;s been trying to popularise contactless mobile payments for years now with Google Wallet and NFC, but it seems Apple is set to seize the initiative with Apple Pay. By combining the iPhone 6&rsquo;s new NFC feature with a dedicated Secure Element chip and Touch ID, users can now pay for their physical or online purchases with a simple touch of the home button. &nbsp;</p> <p>While Android phones need to be placed a certain way for NFC connectivity, Apple&rsquo;s iteration is much more organic and natural thanks to the design of their NFC antenna. All you have to do is hold the phone as you would normally near the merchant&rsquo;s reader. Apple Pay will then charge everything straight to your Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards.&nbsp;</p> <p>Apple Pay can soon be used at several major US retailer websites and hundreds of thousands of locations such as McDonald&rsquo;s outlets all around the US. Sadly we&rsquo;ll probably have to wait ages to see it work here in Malaysia.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-pay-more-pay-apple/feature">Apple Pay? More like Pay Apple!</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Philip Schiller</strong></p> <p>When Steve Jobs was on medical leave in the 2000s, and during the transition period before Tim Cook became CEO, senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller was the main man for Apple at their keynotes. He&rsquo;s also been the one to present and introduce us to all of Apple&rsquo;s new products from iPhones to MacBooks.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Photos App</strong></p> <p>With the new features available on the Photos app, there&rsquo;s really no need for third-party editing ones. Tap on &lsquo;Edit&rsquo; and you get to rejig your formerly askew photo or resize it in more aspect ratios than before. More significantly, you can now adjust degrees of Light, Colour and Black &amp; White visually, so no complicated numbers for you to guess how your photo might look. And you can break that down even more in each of those categories. For example, tapping on Colour will pull up the elements of Saturation, Contrast, and Cast that you can tweak for that perfect shot.&nbsp;</p> <p>Tip: The original photo is never discarded so you can layer tons of edits, experience a bout of regret, and start from scratch again.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Pay" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Pay.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Q is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>QuickType keyboard</strong></p> <p>Typing might &ldquo;soon be a thing of the past&rdquo;, according to Apple, thanks to its QuickType keyboard. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus come pre-installed with iOS 8, which uses this smart keyboard to tap word predictions and compose entire sentences based on your writing style and previous conversations. It&rsquo;s supposedly also smart enough to tweak the choice of words based on who you&rsquo;re talking to, and should make less Damn You, Auto Correct-worthy gaffes.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="QuickType" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/QuickType.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-17"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> R is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Reachability</strong></p> <p>Naysayers will rag on the iPhone 6 Plus for being too big, but Apple has built its user experience around one-handed usage.</p> <p>Think the top left icon is too far for your thumb? All you need to do is tap the home button twice and the interface will drop halfway down the screen. Just remember to enable it first by going to Settings &gt;&nbsp; General &gt; Accessibility. Then scroll to the bottom and find Reachability under Interaction. Enable the tab and you&rsquo;re all ready to reach.&nbsp;</p> <p>Tip: If it&rsquo;s not working for you, it could be that you&rsquo;re double clicking and not tapping as instructed. Just light touches will do.</p> <p><strong>Retina HD display</strong></p> <p>It&rsquo;s all about the clarity and sharpness of the screen these days. Even though the iPhone 6&rsquo;s screen has only 326ppi (the same as the iPhone 5s), the 1334x750 display makes images seem closer to you at a wide range of viewing angles.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s because Apple&rsquo;s used a special process using UV light to precisely calibrate and adjust the liquid crystals in the screen for optimal performance, resulting in brighter, clearer, and sharper images.&nbsp;</p> <p>Building on this is the 401ppi iPhone 6 Plus with a full HD 1920x1080 screen. The higher resolution is very obvious, and it&rsquo;s by far the most impressive when compared to any of the older iPhone models.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Reachability" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Reachability.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-18"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Safari</strong></p> <p>Besides being used for web browsing, you can also save pages for viewing on Safari, even when offline. Just save those pages to your Reading List. It gets synced to all your devices through iCloud too, so you can read something on your iPhone and continue on your MacBook when you get home. The app also now supports extensions like on Google Chrome.&nbsp;</p> <p>Tip: You can also use Safari to instantly scan your credit card details. Just tap on &ldquo;Scan Credit Card&rdquo; on the payment page, and Safari will use your camera to capture your credit card details and automatically fill up the appropriate boxes.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Siri</strong></p> <p>&ldquo;What&rsquo;s your function in life,&rdquo; asked no one to Siri? The intelligent personal assistant is now more attentive to your needs. Only if you keep the iPhone plugged in though, because that&rsquo;s when you can utter &ldquo;Hey Siri&rdquo; and it&rsquo;ll answer your every question without pressing any buttons.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Sixty-four (64)-bit architecture</strong></p> <p>Don&rsquo;t worry, we&rsquo;re not going to bore you to death with all the heavy tech talk. Just know that it&rsquo;s able to handle more complex apps. This means your future games might look even more realistic on the iPhone than any other devices. But until developers fully utilise its advantages, rest assured that it runs your good old games and apps just fine, perhaps even better.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="736" height="425" title="Siri" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Siri.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-19"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> T is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Tim Cook</strong></p> <p>Cook used to be the Chief Operating Officer, but now calls all the shots both as a member of Apple&rsquo;s Board of Directors and CEO of the company. Essentially, he&rsquo;s responsible for everything the company produces, meaning there&rsquo;s literally too much for us to say here. He&rsquo;ll be the guy hosting all of Apple&rsquo;s keynotes, so there&rsquo;s no chance you won&rsquo;t see him around.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Touch ID</strong></p> <p>Both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus have Touch ID functionality. As with the iPhone 5s, this lets you simply rest a thumb or finger on the home button to unlock the phone or authenticate App Store purchases.</p> <p>iOS 8 has also opened the feature up to be used with third-party apps, which is great for a general added layer of security. Don&rsquo;t worry about privacy though &ndash; your data is stored on your device&rsquo;s A8 chip, not on any Internet servers, and developers can&rsquo;t access it either.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/9-genius-uses-iphone-5s-touch-id-fingerprint-sensor/feature">9 genius uses for Touch ID</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Touch ID" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Touch%20ID.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-20"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>User Experience (iPhone 6) iPhone 6 Plus</strong></p> <p>You&rsquo;ll definitely want to hold the iPhone 6, because it feels amazing and wholly premium. The curves make it superbly comfortable in use despite its increased size, while its thin profile also helps. On the downside, the camera lens does protrude from the phone&rsquo;s case, which may not please everyone, while the distinctive light-coloured lines on the back at top and bottom won&rsquo;t be to all tastes either. The latter, at least, are present for practical as well as aesthetic reasons: with a metal-backed phone it&rsquo;s hard to scoot the signal in and out, and the flush rubberised lines sort this.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Apple iPhone 6 review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>User Experience (iPhone 6 Plus)</strong></p> <p>The iPhone 6 Plus will undoubtedly be too big for some hands. That said, the combination of its super-thin body and smooth metal build make it easier to hold and use than you might expect. Plus, it offers a few advantages over the iPhone 6, namely that bigger, higher-res screen and increased battery life.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review">Apple iPhone 6 Plus review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="User Experience" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/User%20Experience.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-21"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> V is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Video&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>The iPhone&rsquo;s camera isn&rsquo;t just great at taking stills, it&rsquo;s also pretty genius at capturing motion at Full HD 1080p. And if the videographer happens to be on the move as well, don&rsquo;t worry about jerky video. Thanks to cinematic video stabilisation and continuous autofocus, your moving shots will look silky smooth, especially when paired with the iPhone&rsquo;s image stabilisation.</p> <p><strong>Voice over LTE&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>You&rsquo;ve been enjoying LTE data speeds, but did you know you&rsquo;re being dropped back to a 3G network during voice calls? Not anymore on the iPhone. Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is still in its early stages, but the launch of the iPhone 6 pushed telcos to introduce this high-quality call service. This also means you get to surf on LTE speeds while you&rsquo;re taking a call. Useful when you have to quickly grab a piece of info off the web while on a conference call.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll also enjoy another benefit &ndash; better battery life. Without the constant switch between a 3G and LTE network when you are between calls, your phone won&rsquo;t require as much effort or juice.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-22"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> W is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Weight&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Considering the iPhone 6&rsquo;s 4.7-in size, its weight comes in at only 129g. Comparatively, the iPhone 6 Plus weighs 172g regardless of its 5.5-in frame. Seems pretty light for a mega-sized iPhone, we must say.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Wi-Fi&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>It&rsquo;s a given that a new model from Apple usually includes faster Wi-Fi speed. This is true for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both of which support 802.11ac, which is 3x faster than regular Wi-Fi 802.11n. But again, you&rsquo;ll need to know there&rsquo;s a catch &ndash; supporting faster download speeds doesn&rsquo;t equate to getting it. You&rsquo;ll need a fast connection linked to your Wi-Fi network.</p> <p><strong>Wi-Fi calling</strong></p> <p>Did you know you can make a call over Wi-Fi? This is a lifesaver when your office Wi-Fi network is decent, but the area has poor cellular coverage. Even if you move out of Wi-Fi range, you won&rsquo;t have to worry about a disconnected call &ndash; the phone switches over to a cellular line seamlessly.</p> <p><strong>Widgets&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>On your Notification Centre is the Today page, where iOS 8 lets you add widgets for a quick summary of information from apps you&rsquo;ve installed. To add a widget, simply swipe to the Today view in Notification Centre, tap on Edit, and enable any compatible apps on a list.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Wi-Fi calling" alt="This is EVERYTHING you need to know about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Wi-Fi%20calling.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-23"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> X is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>X-tra Capacity&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Ok, you try finding something that starts with an X. Anyway, unlike previous iPhones Apple&rsquo;s decided to do away with the 32GB memory option, opting to just go from 16GB to 64GB, culminating in the penultimate 128GB version. These larger capacity options are also more affordable than before with the arrival of the iPhone 6 &ndash; now, with RM3149, that gets you 128GB.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-24"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Y is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>You &nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Which one should you get, the 4.7in iPhone 6 or 5.5in iPhone 6 Plus? As with all things, it&rsquo;s all down to preference. We find the regular iPhone 6 to be the best in terms of all-round usability, and it&rsquo;s&nbsp; probably the perfect fit for comfortable usage too.&nbsp;</p> <p>However, if you have large hands, need more productivity, or want a bigger display for enjoying games and video, then go with the iPhone 6 Plus. The screen is definitely worth the upgrade and subsequent tradeoff in portability. The optical image stabilisation on it is also a big plus point if you take a lot of photos and videos on the move.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-25"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Z is for... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Zoom &nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Upon booting up your new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you&rsquo;ll be asked if you want your display in standard or zoomed view. As the word suggests, the latter is a closer look with larger icons and text.&nbsp;</p> <p>Both devices in zoomed mode turn up pretty different results. The iPhone 6 displays as much content as that on the iPhone 5s, while the iPhone 6 Plus will display as much content as an unzoomed iPhone 6. It&rsquo;s up to you to decide if size or quantity is your priority.&nbsp;</p> <p>Tip: It&rsquo;s a reversible change. If you wish to escape Zoomed view, all you have to do is go to Settings &gt; Display &amp; Brightness &gt; View, and choose the other option.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Zoom" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Zoom.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The ONLY iPhone guide you need... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The A-Z of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Design_1.jpg?1418632146" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/everything-you-need-know-about-apple-iphone-6-and-6-plus/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/everything-you-need-know-about-apple-iphone-6-and-6-plus/feature#comments Apple iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus Smartphones Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:52:26 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454968 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy S6 http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s6/samsung-galaxy-s6-what-we-d-see-samsung-s-next-flagship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update 08/12/14: The Galaxy S6&#039;s specs have leaked. Yes. All of them </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy S6: What we’d like to see from Samsung’s next flagship" alt="Samsung Galaxy S6: What we’d like to see from Samsung’s next flagship" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-g-s5_1.jpg?1418633125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;re big fans of Samsung&rsquo;s current flagship phone, the Galaxy S5. We even awarded it a full five stars in our review. But that&rsquo;s not to say it&rsquo;s perfect, and it&rsquo;s certainly not the best smartphone around &ndash; in fact the S5 sits a fair old way down the chart when it comes to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/top-ten">our best-rated mobiles</a>.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Build: Very metal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The world keeps wondering when Samsung will ditch polycarbonate (that&rsquo;s &ldquo;plastic&rdquo; to you and I) and join the likes of Apple, Sony and HTC in delivering a flagship phone with a slinky metal or glass body &ndash; and yet the company doesn&rsquo;t seem to take the hint.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s nothing wrong with plastic smartphones per se. Nokia&rsquo;s higher-end Lumia Windows Phones are plastic and quite glorious, as are the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-5c/review">iPhone 5c</a> and new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/desire-eye/htc-desire-eye/review">HTC Desire Eye</a>, but the Galaxy S range has always fallen a little short of expected standards. That could and should change with the Galaxy S6.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-alpha/metal-last-samsung-galaxy-alpha-ditches-plastic/news">Metal at last: Samsung Galaxy Alpha ditches the plastic</a></strong></p> <p>Some sources have hinted at a &ldquo;more premium build&rdquo; for the S6, with Samsung going for an aluminium build, or even using super-advanced material graphene (which the company has <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-speeds-production-graphene-wonder-material/news">found a way to manufacture in greater quantities</a> than previously). While the latter would be a bold, memorable move, it&rsquo;d probably push the S6&rsquo;s manufacturing costs a little too high, and to be honest at this point we&rsquo;d be happy with metal rather than another year of uninspiring plastic.</p> <p>We&rsquo;d also expect to see some measure of dust- and waterproofing. The S5 is sealed against the elements, and its successor is sure to follow. It might even kick things up a notch so you can take it even deeper &lsquo;neath the waves: bumping the spec to IP68 from the S5&rsquo;s IP67 rating would mean you could completely immerse the phone for a prolonged period of time without water getting inside. No more desperate bags of rice and crossed fingers if your phone tumbles into the bath or the bog.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="The Galaxy Alpha proves Samsung can do metal phones" alt="The Galaxy Alpha proves Samsung can do metal phones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-alpha-01_2.jpg?1418633125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The render above is a concept created by 3g.co.uk. It&#39;s just one example of what the Galaxy S6 could look like, but for now, we&#39;re limited to speculation and guesswork. Until the rumour mill delivers more, that is.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1ZDN-qLFV4g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen: time for 2K? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Galaxy S5 has a very solid screen: 5.1in; 1080p resolution; AMOLED technology. We like its lush, vibrant colours a lot &ndash; but we very much doubt Samsung will stick with it for the S6.</p> <p>The company&rsquo;s great Korean rival LG has already launched a phone with a 2K screen (the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review">G3</a>&rsquo;s display has a grand total of 2560 x 1440 pixels), you see, and Samsung loves to be seen to be outdoing &ndash; or at least matching &ndash; its compatriot. We think the chances of a 2K screen making its way into the S6 are very high indeed, especially as the Note 4&#39;s 2K screen proves that Samsung&#39;s got the capability to churn them out.</p> <p>The screen will probably get a slight size bump too, but maybe not too much. It wouldn&#39;t want to compete with its Note 4 brother, after all.</p> <p>We&rsquo;d personally be more than happy with 2K and 5.2in &ndash; going any bigger risks making the phone too big for the hands of normal folks and going sharper strikes us as pixel overkill on a screen this size, especially as more pixels require more power and put more strain on the battery.</p> <p><strong>Update 05/12/14:&nbsp;</strong>According to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sammobile.com/2014/12/01/exclusive-next-galaxy-s-flagship-to-be-called-galaxy-s6-galaxy-s6-edge-variant-coming-too/" target="_blank">Sam Mobile</a>&#39;s sources, Samsung will also release a Galaxy S6 Edge variant which will have - you guessed it - a curved screen, fashioned after the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review" target="_blank">Galaxy Note Edge</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>This wouldn&#39;t be the craziest thing in the world given that Samsung has already shown it can produce such a device, but given the higher price of the<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review" target="_blank">&nbsp;Note Edge</a>, we don&#39;t expect the curved screen variant will be pushed as the main product. If it even exists at all that is.</p> <p><strong>Update 08/12/14:&nbsp;</strong>The Galaxy S6&#39;s specs have leaked online, courtesy of an AnTuTu benchmark spotted by Chinese site cnmo. According to the leak, the S6 will land with a 5.5in, 2560 x 1440 screen. While the resolution was expected, the size bump up to 5.5 inches is rather drastic, given that the current Note 4&#39;s screen is only slightly larger at 5.7 inches.</p> <p>This suggests that the Note 5 could hit the 6in mark, following in the footsteps of devices like the Nexus 6, but we&#39;ll have to wait and see.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Will Samsung match LG with a 2K screen? We hope so" alt="Will Samsung match LG with a 2K screen? We hope so" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-g-s5-screen_0.jpg?1418633125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power: Quad-core, you know the score </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Many are predicting that the Galaxy S6 will come with a new Qualcomm chipset &ndash; either the Snapdragon 808 or 810. Both are quad-core, 64-bit and more powerful on paper than any smartphone processor at the time of writing, and we&rsquo;d be pretty happy to see either of them on the S6 (they seem likely to require more power than the S5&rsquo;s Snapdragon 801, however, which could put extra strain on the battery life &ndash; see below for more on that), especially if they were paired with at least 3GB of RAM.</p> <p>Samsung has form in launching its flagship phones with octo-core Exynos chipsets too, albeit not in the UK. While eight cores might sound twice as powerful as four, in reality it doesn&rsquo;t quite work like that: in benchmarks, the Exynos-equipped S5 only performs marginally better than the Snapdragon 801-equipped S5. We think Samsung can stick to a quad-core Snapdragon 808 or 810 and still offer the performance a phone like the S6 will require.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll talk about storage here too. If it goes down the removeable backplate design route, Samsung is likely to support expandable storage via microSD, and thus the built-in storage doesn&rsquo;t need to be huge &ndash; let&rsquo;s say 32GB. If, however, the phone is has a metal unibody design and memory isn&rsquo;t user-increasable, we&rsquo;d like to see 64GB and maybe even 128GB as an option, just to keep pace with the Apple iPhone 6. And Samsung does like to be seen to be trying to keep up with Apple.</p> <p><strong>Update 08/12/14:&nbsp;</strong>Leaked AnTuTu benchmarks show off what could be the S6&#39;s final specs. Power-wise, we&#39;re looking at a 64-bit octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and, of course, Android 5.0 Lollipop.</p> <p>Samsung traditionally also launches a variant with a Qualcomm processor, which is expected to be the 64-bit Snapdragon 810.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="We&#039;d love to see a powerhouse CPU like the Snapdragon 808 or 810" alt="We&#039;d love to see a powerhouse CPU like the Snapdragon 808 or 810" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/qualcomm-snapdragon_0.jpg?1418633125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery: Bigger and better </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Galaxy S5 has a 2800mAh battery that matches up to the majority of its Android rivals by lasting around a day in normal use conditions (but not all: the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review">Sony Xperia Z3</a> lasts at least half a day longer), and it holds an advantage over most too in that it&rsquo;s user replaceable. If Samsung decides to go with a seamless metal body that could change, and if it does we&rsquo;d like to see better battery life, either owing to a larger battery capacity or increased efficiency.</p> <p>The LG G3 has a 5.5in 2K screen and markedly longer battery life than the 5.1in, 1080p Galaxy S5, so it&rsquo;s certainly possible for Samsung to improve its power efficiency. Much of this will depend on the processor it chooses for the S6, and if that&rsquo;s the Snapdragon 808 or 810, neither seems likely to offer lower energy use than the S5&rsquo;s Snapdragon 805. So it could well be that a larger battery is required.</p> <p>Of course, Samsung may want to retain its user replaceable battery selling point, in which case it&rsquo;ll probably hint that those looking for more battery life could simply buy a second battery to carry around with them.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review">Sony Xperia Z3 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The S5&#039;s battery is OK, but there&#039;s room for improvement" alt="The S5&#039;s battery is OK, but there&#039;s room for improvement" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-s5-battery_1.jpg?1418633125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera: Better in low light, please </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Were we betting types, we&rsquo;d put a significant wedge on the S6&rsquo;s camera outstripping the S5&rsquo;s when it comes to megapixel count. The S5 has a 16MP sensor, and we&rsquo;d be surprised if the S6 doesn&rsquo;t take things above 20MP.</p> <p>But megapixels alone don&rsquo;t make a good photo, and we&rsquo;d much rather see some measures taken to boost performance in low light conditions: larger megapixels (Apple&rsquo;s favoured method), optical image stabilisation, a wider aperture, or a combination of those. Optical image stabilisation is a distinct possibility, we&rsquo;d say, as Samsung has already used it in the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Galaxy Note 4</a>.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re not personally much inclined to take selfies, but we hear a lot of &ldquo;the young people&rdquo; are, and Samsung may well attempt to entice them to the S6 with a higher resolution front-facing camera. The HTC Desire Eye manages to squeeze a 13MP snapper on its front side, and while we wouldn&rsquo;t expect (or want) Samsung to go to those lengths, we wouldn&rsquo;t be surprised to see something in the 7 or 8MP range.</p> <p><strong>Update 08/12/14:&nbsp;</strong>Leaked AnTuTu benchmarks point to a massive 20MP rear-facing camera, bringing the S6 up to the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, in terms of megapixels at least. Higher numbers aren&#39;t the final word when it comes to image quality however, but given the high standard of Samsung&#39;s past smartphone cameras, we&#39;ve got high hopes.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The S5&#039;s camera could perform better in low light conditions" alt="The S5&#039;s camera could perform better in low light conditions" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-s5-camera_0.jpg?1418633125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Release date: No hanging about </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With Mobile World Congress 2015 running from 2nd-5th March, we&rsquo;d expect Samsung to make its big Galaxy S6 reveal around that time (March/April is the period when Samsung traditionally unveils its flagship Galaxy S devices). Price-wise, we&rsquo;d expect it to be on a par with previous Galaxy S models - so don&rsquo;t expect it to be cheap and don&rsquo;t expect it to be vastly pricier than the RM2399 the S5 cost at launch.</p> <p>As is traditional in Android circles, we also expect to see many a leak about the S6 between now and its likely launch date. So keep an eye on Stuff.tv for all the news as we get it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/top-ten">The 10 best smartphones you can buy right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Curved screen? Sure, why not? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review/" target="_blank">Note 4 Edge</a>&nbsp;(pictured above) has a curved screen, with the right of the display bending around past the edge of the device.</p> <p>It&#39;s not that unusual to entertain the possibility of Samsung blessing the Galaxy S6 with a similar screen.</p> <p>The chief Note Edge designer Kim Na-su himself recently stated that &quot;a change in the platform can bring about a variety of new considerations [and] a curved screen is a big solution for overcoming those challenges&quot;.</p> <p>Jerry Kang, a<a href="http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141106001109" target="_blank">&nbsp;senior analyst at IHD</a>&nbsp;has previously stated that the Galaxy S6 will have a dual-edged screen which curves on both sides.&nbsp;</p> <p>Add all of the above together, and curved screen in the next Samsung flagship could be a real possibility.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review/" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge hands-on review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-edge-02_1_1.jpg?1418633128" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy S6: what we know so far </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here you go - leaked specs of Sammy&#039;s next flagship smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-g-s5_1_1.jpg?1418633128" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s6/samsung-galaxy-s6-what-we-d-see-samsung-s-next-flagship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s6/samsung-galaxy-s6-what-we-d-see-samsung-s-next-flagship#comments Galaxy S6 Samsung Smartphones Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:35:35 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1450538 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff's Ultimate Guide to Google Android http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/stuffs-ultimate-guide-google-android/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Load up on the sweetness of the little green droid as it conquers almost every known smartphone in the world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff&#039;s Ultimate Guide to Google Android" alt="Stuff&#039;s Ultimate Guide to Google Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Android%20devices.jpg?1418078967" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Welcome to the world of Android, where the only limit is your imagination.</p> <p dir="ltr">iOS and Android fans could stay in a heated debate for days, but the truth is, each has its own merits. For Android, its greatest advantage lies in Google&rsquo;s open approach and looking out for the geeks in all of us with the promise of customisation and flexibility.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The sweetest Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Pop quiz - what are the dessert names for the various versions of Google Android? Answer: Cupcake. Donut. Eclair. Froyo. Gingerbread. Honeycomb. Ice Cream Sandwich. Jelly Bean. KitKat.</p> <p dir="ltr">This year&rsquo;s flavour, Lollipop, is brought to you by the letter L. If you&rsquo;ve bought one of the flagship models from this year, the likelihood of getting the Lollipop update is pretty high. With that, you&rsquo;ll get the amazingly detailed and beautiful Material Design, with its crisp, clean and sharp interface.</p> <p dir="ltr">On the flipside, the customisation work required to adapt Lollipop for the different user interfaces for each vendor (LG, Samsung, HTC, Sony and many others) will take time.</p> <p dir="ltr">Hence, you&rsquo;ll have to twiddle your thumbs, wait for the official announcement and live on Android KitKat for a while more.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="The sweetest Android" alt="Stuff&#039;s Ultimate Guide to Google Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Android%20Lollipop.jpg?1418078967" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Learn more about Android KitKat and Lollipop </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/android-44-kitkat/review" target="_blank">Android 4.4 KitKat</a></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/android-45/review" target="_blank">Android 5.0 Lollipop</a></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/m/android/android-50-lollipop-will-grace-sony-s-entire-xperia-z-line/news" target="_blank">These existing Android devices will taste Lollipop very soon</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/8-things-you-need-know-about-android-lollipop/news" target="_blank">8 things you need to know about Android Lollipop</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android Army </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">There&rsquo;s an Android device built just for you. True story. Because you get more than one to choose from. Thank LG, Samsung, HTC, Sony, Huawei, Xiaomi and many more smartphone makers. Or blame them for making the decision even harder than it already is when you&rsquo;re about to fork out a few hundred dollars for that Android device.</p> <p dir="ltr">Don&rsquo;t panic, because we have the solution for you. Months of prodding, we mean testing, the latest Android smartphones have yielded these in-depth reviews. Since there are too many to choose from, we&rsquo;ll trim the list for you - pay close attention to these models if you&rsquo;re in the market for an Android smartphone.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/android/reviews" target="_blank">All the Android smartphones, reviewed here!</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1008" height="425" title="Android Army" alt="Stuff&#039;s Ultimate Guide to Google Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Android%20smartphones.jpg?1418078967" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get acquainted with these Android smartphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review</a></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-2/review" target="_blank">HTC One (M8) review</a></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3 review</a></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5 review</a></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z3 review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-redmi/review" target="_blank">Xiaomi Redmi review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Android multiverse </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;How do you ever get used to a new Android phone, if the user interface is so different,&rdquo; asked an Apple fanboy once. While said fanboy didn&rsquo;t get death stares from the horde of Android users, the point is valid, though there&rsquo;s more that you should know.</p> <p dir="ltr">The underlying theme for Android is to maintain a simple user interface - a design approach that most Android makers have adhered to. LG, Samsung, Sony and HTC have largely kept the latest Android features intact, and have added more bells and whistles to it. No longer regarded as bloatware, these customised UIs add more depth to your Android user experience. Some even go so far as to emulate a design that seems oddly familiar to non-Android devices.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/7-secret-xiaomi-miui-features-youre-not-aware/feature">10 Xiaomi MIUI secrets that&rsquo;ll blow your mind</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over 1 million Android apps! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">How do you know which app deserves your precious time, and which should be erased from existence? Google&rsquo;s Play Store is a repository of over one million Android apps, so that&rsquo;s going to be a real headache.</p> <p dir="ltr">It&rsquo;s actually a good problem to have - if you know the solution to it. Without being Captain Obvious about it and stating the standard WhatsApp, Facebook and the usual suspects, we spent countless hours, scouring through the Play Store, in search of the best apps that you should download right now.</p> <p dir="ltr">These are the gems that we&rsquo;ve mined, and if we&rsquo;ve missed any, give us a shout and we&rsquo;ll get right on that app review!</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/android-apps">Everything you need to know about Android apps, right here!</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="884" height="425" title="Over 1 million Android apps!" alt="Stuff&#039;s Ultimate Guide to Google Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Google%20Play%20Store.jpg?1418078967" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best apps and games for Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/30-best-free-apps-android/feature" target="_blank">35 free apps for Android</a></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/25-fantastic-free-android-games/feature" target="_blank">35 fantastic free Android games</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/25-best-games-android-right-now/feature" target="_blank">The 25 best games on Android right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android Masterclass </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">There are so many things to learn about Android, it&rsquo;ll take you a lifetime to truly master every single ability of the green droid. What you should really know, are the essential features, some of which aren&rsquo;t so obvious, to harness the full potential of your Android smartphone.</p> <p>The only thing that you should worry about is the urge to spend all your money, buy all the Android smartphones and try every feature we&rsquo;ve listed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Android Masterclass" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Android%20Masterclass.jpg?1418078967" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unleash the power of Android with these tips </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/own-android-mobile-device-follow-these-5-steps-longer-battery-life/feature" target="_blank">Battery tips to make your Android smartphone immortal</a></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/taking-better-photos-google-camera-app-and-its-android-phone-variations/feature" target="_blank">Become a master photographer with an Android device and Google Camera app</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/11-ways-make-android-look-even-better-ios-7/feature" target="_blank">11 ways to make your Android look even better than iOS</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All about Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Everything else about Android what we&rsquo;ve highlighted are just the tip of the iceberg, and we&rsquo;ve consolidated them in this <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphone-101-android">ultimate guide to Google Android</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Perchance you want to know everything, and by that, we really mean EVERYTHING about Google Android, read all our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/android" target="_blank">Android-related news, reviews and features.</a></p> <p dir="ltr">Fair warning: be ready for information overload.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/android" target="_blank">Android, Android, and more Android here!</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Welcome to Android 101 - all you need to know about Android smartphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item big image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image" width="920" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/carousel-images/Android%20devices_0.jpg?1418078966" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Android%20devices_0.jpg?1418078966" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/stuffs-ultimate-guide-google-android/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/stuffs-ultimate-guide-google-android/feature#comments Android Smartphones Stuff's Ultimate Guide to Android Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:19:30 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454885 at http://www.stuff.tv