Samsung http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/news en-SG The cleverest Christmas tech ads to give you festive feels http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/christmas-2014/cleverest-christmas-tech-ads-give-you-festive-feels/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &#039;Tis the season to subtly market your products under the guise of spreading Christmas cheer </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="The cleverest Christmas tech ads to give you festive feels" alt="The cleverest Christmas tech ads to give you festive feels" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/christmascheer.png?1419250118" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What would Christmas be without marketing? Just a religious holiday with meaning and no money to be made from it, we suppose.</p> <p class="p1">But don&rsquo;t listen to us, watch the ads yourself, and try to resist the strange urge to go out and buy yourself a new gadget.</p> <p class="p1">Merry Christmas, everybody.</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="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</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"> Home for the Holidays by Samsung (2014) </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>Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard make a compellingly cute couple. But the catalogue of Samsung products weaved into the narrative with certain unsubtlety is a little unnerving.</p> <p><strong>Festive feel-o-meter:</strong>&nbsp;Is it Christmas or is it Samsung-mas?</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/rH-o5JqOXBM" 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-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"> The Song by Apple (2014) </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>Apple, always conjuring up advertising magic. Simple, subtle and touching, this year&rsquo;s Christmas ad is a winner in so many ways.</p> <p><strong>Festive feel-o-meter:</strong>&nbsp;When we&rsquo;re done with wiping away our tears, we&rsquo;ll be right back with the jolly Christmas feels.</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/WRsPnzcZ1VY" 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"> Winter Wonderland by Microsoft (2014) </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>Nothing like a classic carol with adapted lyrics to get us into good cheer...wait a minute, we take back the &ldquo;good&rdquo;. What&rsquo;s with the potshots at Apple, Microsoft?</p> <p><strong>Festive feel-o-meter:&nbsp;</strong>Grinch. Tsk tsk, Microsoft.</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/H5_CrXh227Q" 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"> 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"> Holiday Dreams by Samsung (2014) </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>Although it features no Hollywood names, the animated girl easily outshines as the star of the clip. What&rsquo;s more impressive is the backdrop of different Samsung Galaxy products that creatively form the canvas for her adventure.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FyagxNUzzc" target="_blank">Watch how they made it all possible</a>.</p> <p><strong>Festive feel-o-meter:</strong>&nbsp;We&rsquo;re inspired to hang Samsung Galaxy products all over our office Christmas tree now.</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/6FyagxNUzzc" 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-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"> Misunderstood by Apple (2013) </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>Lone teenager displaces himself from family activities to sit alone in the corner, tapping on his iThing. But things are not what they seem. Your faith in sulky teenagers will be restored after this.</p> <p><strong>Festive feel-o-meter:</strong>&nbsp;Being anti-social is the new social. So long as we have a touching video to show for it, we can be forgiven for being connected 24/7 to our devices.</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/nhwhnEe7CjE" 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-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"> Holiday Reflections by Samsung (2013) </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 some reflection magic, you get real 3D images in cliche Christmas situations! Who needs Google Cardboard afterall?</p> <p><strong>Festive feel-o-meter:</strong>&nbsp;Sorcery! All these images of snow are making us feel warm and fuzzy inside, until the video ends and we remember where we actually live.&nbsp;</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/25FrNuTSegE" 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"> I’ll Be Home by Apple (2012) </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>Apple&rsquo;s marketing skills are so slick, they only need two iPads to make you shed a single cinematic tear for the sweet relationship between a little girl and her grandfather.</p> <p><strong>Festive feel-o-meter:</strong>&nbsp;It&rsquo;s emotional bribery. But we&rsquo;ll take four of those iPads.</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/GJ_30Q5LfkQ" 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"> 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"> Troupe by Garmin (2011) </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>Garmin sticks to this tried and true formula each year for their Christmas ads, tweaking the lyrics to fit the situation. Here&rsquo;s one of them. If it ain&rsquo;t broke, don&rsquo;t fix it.</p> <p><strong>Festive feel-o-meter:&nbsp;</strong>Give-a, give-a, give-a Garmin is pretty darn catchy. Keep playing it to brainwash someone into giving you a Garmin this Christmas.&nbsp;</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/nK8vL3hIYJ4" 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-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"> Santa Siri by Apple (2011) </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 always knew that Siri secretly ran the world. And this ad is proof.</p> <p><strong>Festive feel-o-meter:&nbsp;</strong>Santa Claus and Siri? Match made in the North Pole. Only made better if Santa gifts us with a Siri-equipped something.&nbsp;</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/f4v5ZJnn1Xg" 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> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/christmas-2014/cleverest-christmas-tech-ads-give-you-festive-feels/feature#comments Apple Christmas 2014 Garmin Microsoft Samsung Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:57:53 +0000 Elissa Loi 1455935 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung's first Tizen phone the Z1 to come to India in 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsungs-first-tizen-phone-z1-come-india-2015/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung seems to be doing a Nokia by going for India&#039;s low-cost phone market </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="604" height="453" title="Samsung&#039;s first Tizen phone the Z1 to come to India in 2015" alt="Samsung&#039;s first Tizen phone the Z1 to come to India in 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-z_0_0.jpg?1419236858" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nokia loved India - loved shipping off its budget phones there, that is. So it makes sense that now Samsung is aiming its Tizen OS &nbsp;for the very-much-on-a-budget market - its first Tizen phone will be heading to India by 18 Jan, says&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/tizenbased_samsung_z1_leaks_launches_in_india_on_jan_18-news-10546.php" target="_blank">GSMArena</a>.</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="/sg/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"> Do we really need another entry-level phone? </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>How much is the Z1? Apparently it will cost about US$90 (S$119). Not bad, but Samsung doesn&#39;t have a good track record where budget phones are concerned.</p> <p>The specs will apparently see a 4in WVGA display, half a gig of RAM, a 3MP camera as well as a 1.2GHz processor. Now is half a gig really enough to power any kind of smartphone? We suppose that for US$90 you can&#39;t be expecting much.</p> <p>More promising is the Samsung Gear watch running Tizen, which is seeing a lot of buzz in developer circles. Tizen unfortunately was given the heave-ho by Samsung&#39;s other partners thus leaving the company to develop the OS all by itself.</p> <p>With Android and iOS cornering the market, Windows Phone a distant third and BlackBerry refusing to die it&#39;ll be interesting to see how Samsung plans to build a Tizen following with a cheap underpowered phone.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/super-cheap-firefox-os-phones-coming-india-and-indonesia/news" target="_blank">Firefox OS comes to India and Indonesia</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/tizenbased_samsung_z1_leaks_launches_in_india_on_jan_18-news-10546.php" target="_blank">GSMArena</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Um-LT44Jajc" 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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsungs-first-tizen-phone-z1-come-india-2015/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsungs-first-tizen-phone-z1-come-india-2015/news#comments Samsung Smartphones Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:31:38 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1455919 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung kills ChatOn, nobody will miss it http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-kills-chaton-nobody-will-miss-it/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite claiming 100 million users are on the service, Samsung to discontinue the app by February </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="Samsung kills ChatOn, nobody will miss it" alt="Samsung kills ChatOn, nobody will miss it" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chat_on.jpg?1418960998" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While its flagship Android devices usually get praise, Samsung&#39;s obsession with installing bloatware like the ChatOn app means you&#39;re stuck with crap apps you can&#39;t uninstall. The good news is that Samsung is no longer fooling itself about people using ChatOn and is killing off the app by Feb 1, 2015.</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="/sg/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"> Death to bloatware </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&#39;s preinstalled apps cannot be removed from its phones, the exception being in Korea. <a href="http://www.strategyanalytics.com/default.aspx?mod=pressreleaseviewer&amp;a0=5500" target="_blank">A recent survey</a> showed that most Samsung S3 and S4 users spent barely any time on the preinstalled apps, prefering to use Google-related apps instead.</p> <p>With such fierce competition in the mid-to-high end smartphone space, Samsung should really consider toning down all the customisation it does to its Android UI phones.</p> <p>Despite Samsung&#39;s dreams of pushing its own mobile OS out, Android is still going to be in demand for a long while. When buyers can get stock Android&nbsp; from the likes of Motorola or at least put up with far better Android mods from the likes of OnePlus and Oppo, Samsung is shooting itself in the foot with bloated software no one wants or uses.</p> <p>Could this hail a time where Samsung finally makes its software live up to the promise of its hardware? We&#39;ll just have to wait and see.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dropbox-adds-office-integration-its-mobile-apps/news" target="_blank">Dropbox offers Office integration</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/18/samsung-chaton-shutdown/" target="_blank">Engadget</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="Samsung kills ChatOn, nobody will miss it" alt="Samsung kills ChatOn, nobody will miss it" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/chat_on2.jpg?1418960998" /> </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/sg/samsung/samsung-kills-chaton-nobody-will-miss-it/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-kills-chaton-nobody-will-miss-it/news#comments Apps and Games Samsung Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:45:00 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1455715 at http://www.stuff.tv PROMOTED: Be a smartphone ninja with the Samsung GALAXY Note Edge 4G+ http://www.stuff.tv/sg/promoted-be-smartphone-ninja-samsung-galaxy-note-edge-4g/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shurikens? Pfft, too old school, all you need is Sammy’s innovative curved phablet to give you the edge as a modern ninja </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="PROMOTED: Be a smartphone ninja with the Samsung GALAXY Note Edge 4G+" alt="PROMOTED: Be a smartphone ninja with the Samsung GALAXY Note Edge 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung%20Galaxy%20Note%20Edge%20main.jpg?1418977349" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Since ancient times, ninjas have relied on the most innovative tools to get the job done discreetly. Today, the Samsung GALAXY Note Edge 4G+ is the only weapon they need.</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="/sg/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"> The edge of tomorrow </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><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://vine.co/v/OrrJeuqP76A/embed/simple" width="600"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr">You want to be a ninja? You&#39;ll need to prepare for battle and run your finger along the Edge of your weapon. No worries about cutting yourself, you&#39;re doing this on the Samsung GALAXY Note Edge 4G+ instead of an actual blade.</p> <p dir="ltr">This is where all the action is.&nbsp;What was that about swiping down the notification menu and tapping the message? That&rsquo;s just too old school.&nbsp;Think instant access to notifications. The WhatsApp message that just came in? Trace the Edge, tap the notification icon, and voila - you&rsquo;re in. A speedy response that matches the stealthy swiftness of a true ninja.</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"> The power of self-expression </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><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://vine.co/v/OgujipvpXtl/embed/simple" width="600"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr">You want to leave your mark on this world. And why shouldn&rsquo;t this extend to your weapon, we mean, gadget? A low profile smartphone ninja craves not the attention and focuses on the subtlety of his art. Write a short note or upload an image along the display of the Samsung GALAXY Note Edge 4G+. Even when it&rsquo;s sheathed by the inconspicuous cover, the Edge peeks out, showing the mark that leaves no doubt that this is your essential weapon in this modern world.</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-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"> A glimpse into the future </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><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://vine.co/v/OguIOrhHMw6/embed/simple" width="600"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr">There&rsquo;s a ripple in the world, and you need to be updated with the latest news. A smartphone ninja armed with the Samsung GALAXY Note Edge 4G+ will be fully prepared for that.</p> <p dir="ltr">You see, while you&rsquo;re stuck in the meeting during your day job, you can still multitask and read the news streaming in via news apps such as Yahoo!, The Straits Times for Edge and Newsloop. Also, have you been slacking off on your ninja training? S Health will nag, we mean, provide a quick reminder of the steps and distance you&rsquo;ll need to sneak in to keep yourself in tip-top condition for ninja missions.</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"> The simplest tools are the most useful </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><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://vine.co/v/OguIpt7jrL5/embed/simple" width="600"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr">Never underestimate the power of the simplest things in life. Not when you can swipe, tap and use them almost immediately. Folks live and die by these - like a ruler to know if you&rsquo;re really getting a six inch or foot long sandwich. Or just to have a timer discreetly counting down to the end of your presentation. Even a quick swipe to activate that LED light that&#39;ll show the way when you&rsquo;re crawling through a ventilation shaft. Only a true smartphone ninja will appreciate these features.</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-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"> A ninja’s view is never obstructed </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><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://vine.co/v/OguFamALVTQ/embed/simple" width="600"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr">Eyes on the prize. And the Samsung GALAXY Note Edge 4G+ is going to help you with that. Because it&rsquo;s going to move that pesky camera controls away from the screen to the Edge. That gives you a 100% view of your target, with none of your fingers blocking the viewfinder while you take a snapshot.</p> <p dir="ltr">It&rsquo;s also great for those long nights when you&rsquo;re doing a stakeout. Three words - unhindered movie watching. You can finally catch up on the latest seasons of your favourite drama while you were too busy being a ninja. More importantly, you&rsquo;re unhindered by view-blocking playback controls, all of which are placed along the Edge of the screen.</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"> Be a smartphone ninja! </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">What else can the Samsung GALAXY Note Edge 4G+ do? Why plenty. It&rsquo;s got that eye-pleasing Quad HD+ SUPER AMOLED display. Videos and images are so sharp, it&rsquo;ll cut glass. Okay, we exaggerate.</p> <p dir="ltr">Then, there&rsquo;s the Smart OIS. A ninja&rsquo;s got to perform swift dodges, so it helps when images are stabilised automatically.</p> <p dir="ltr">And, Wide Selfie feature. Great for the end of a mission to show you&rsquo;ve completed the task. Just don&rsquo;t upload it to social networks, you won&rsquo;t want to leave any evidence.</p> <p>Plus, a ninja can appreciate the speedy fast 4G+ LTE Cat 6 download speeds (up to 300Mbps). You know, to download mission specs and maps in the blink of an eye. And the ability to add annotations on maps via Photo Note is essential to mark out the escape route.</p> <p>Got you interested, didn&rsquo;t we? Find out more about our weapon of choice, the Samsung GALAXY Note Edge 4G+, at <a href="http://www.samsung.com/sg/galaxynoteedge" target="_blank">www.samsung.com/sg/galaxynoteedge</a>.</p> <p>Get it. Join the revolution. Become the smartphone ninja you were destined to be.</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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/promoted-be-smartphone-ninja-samsung-galaxy-note-edge-4g/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/promoted-be-smartphone-ninja-samsung-galaxy-note-edge-4g/feature#comments Android Phablets Samsung Smartphones Stuff's Ultimate Guide to Android Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:00:48 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454878 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung’s Galaxy Grand 3 brings 64-bit processing power to lower-end phones http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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?1418435439" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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="/sg/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/sg/android/samsung-s-galaxy-grand-3-brings-64-bit-lower-end-phones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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 1455252 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung’s Gear VR Innovator Edition headset launches in U.S. http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/samsung-s-gear-vr-innovator-edition-headset-launches-us/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Strongly targeted at tech-savvy enthusiasts, it’s slated to expand worldwide in 2015 </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 Gear VR Innovator Edition" alt="Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-gearvr-final_0.jpg?1418087768" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung&rsquo;s big foray into smartphone-based virtual reality, the Gear VR headset, was slated to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/samsung-s-gear-vr-out-december-plus-project-beyond-3d-camera-system-announced/news">debut in early December</a>&nbsp;- and that projection panned out with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/wearable-tech/SM-R320NPWSXAR">today&rsquo;s sudden launch</a>&nbsp;in the United States.</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="/sg/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-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But Samsung doesn&rsquo;t see this as a play for the mainstream consumer, at least not yet. As Engadget points out, before you buy the headset, you have to affirm this statement: &ldquo;I understand the Gear VR is an Innovator Edition device targeted specifically to developers or early adopters of technology.&rdquo;</p> <p>In other words, if you&rsquo;re not keen on doing some tinkering and dealing with some initial headaches - figurative, but perhaps also literal - then hold off on this one. Ars Technica adds that the Innovator Edition won&rsquo;t even be sold in retail stores or widely advertised - it&rsquo;s strictly available from Samsung and AT&amp;T&rsquo;s respective websites for now.</p> <p>Ars adds that the Gear VR will start expanding into additional countries as soon as January, so hopefully a UK launch is just around the corner.</p> <p>[Sources:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/wearable-tech/SM-R320NPWSXAR">Samsung</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/08/samsung-gear-vr-launch-faq/">Engadget</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/12/on-sale-today-gear-vr-innovator-edition-part-dev-kit-part-consumer-product/">Ars Technica</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gear-vr/samsung-gear-vr/review">Samsung Gear VR hands-on preview</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="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition" alt="Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gearvr-inside.JPG?1418087768" /> </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/sg/galaxy-note-4/samsung-s-gear-vr-innovator-edition-headset-launches-us/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/samsung-s-gear-vr-innovator-edition-headset-launches-us/news#comments Galaxy Note 4 Gaming Gear VR Samsung Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:53:43 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454928 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy S6 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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?1419213183" /> </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="/sg/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/sg/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"> S$-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/sg/apple/iphone-5c/review">iPhone 5c</a> and new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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/sg/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/sg/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?1419213183" /> </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/sg/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/sg/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/sg/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?1419213183" /> </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?1419213183" /> </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/sg/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/sg/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?1419213183" /> </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/sg/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/sg/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?1419213183" /> </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 S$1068 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/sg/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/sg/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/sg/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_0.jpg?1419213184" /> </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_0.jpg?1419213184" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s6/samsung-galaxy-s6-what-we-d-see-samsung-s-next-flagship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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 1450539 at http://www.stuff.tv PROMOTED: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+ http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/promoted-18-reasons-ditch-your-phone-samsung-galaxy-note-4/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> By the time you’re done reading this, you’ll be making a mad dash for this fab phablet at the nearest Operators&#039; shop or any of the 14 Samsung Experience Stores </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="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung%20Galaxy%20Note%204%20advertorial%20main%2002.jpg?1418033833" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Bigger is always better. But the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+ is more than big.</p> <p dir="ltr">On the surface, it seems like any other phablet with its generous 5.7&quot; screen, Quad HD resolution, amazing build quality, and unique S Pen. Dive deeper into it however, and it&rsquo;ll convince you to ditch your current digital spouse for Samsung&#39;s hottest new product.</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="/sg/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"> 5.7&quot; Quad HD Super AMOLED for your (and everyone’s) eyes </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">Ah, that precious moment when you&#39;ve found a seat on a crowded bus. A great time to indulge in some weepy Korean drama. What&rsquo;s even better is seeing those tears glistening on the phone&#39;s insanely detailed Quad HD SUPER AMOLED screen. That&rsquo;s 2560 x1440 pixels, mind you, to add more even more flair to the melodrama. Oh, don&rsquo;t mind the folks peering over your shoulder, they just can&rsquo;t keep their eyes from checking out the screen&rsquo;s clarity, true to life colours, and wide viewing angles.</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="602" height="466" title="5.7in Super AMOLED for your (and everyone’s) eyes" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Super%20AMOLED.jpg?1418033833" /> </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"> Ready, steady, shoot! </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">Samsung says you don&rsquo;t need steady hands to get steady images. That&#39;s because they&#39;ve equipped the GALAXY Note 4 4G+ with Smart OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation). This means an element inside the camera intuitively moves to compensate for your movements, allowing the camera to produce sharp, shake-free pictures. Low-light? Not a problem for the rear camera, which when coupled with said OIS, lets loads of light in to capture that unbelievably detailed night shot at Clarke Quay.</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="Ready, steady, shoot!" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Smart%20OIS.jpg?1418033833" /> </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"> Selfies, wide selfies everywhere </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">Fact: you can&rsquo;t run from selfies. Ever. Pity you can&rsquo;t fit the whole family into that perfect blend of precious memory and nerd comedy we call selfies... not. With the GALAXY Note 4 4G+, you won&rsquo;t even need to deploy the 16MP rear-cam selfie mode, which doesn&#39;t let you preview shots before you snap them. The one on the front is just fine for packing more than 10 folks through Wide Selfie mode, complete with amazing detail thanks to the 3.7MP resolution and f/1.9 aperture. Goodbye unflattering selfies, hello reflection perfection!</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="1728" height="1362" title="Selfies, wide selfies everywhere" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/20141115_150945-web2.jpg?1418033833" /> </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"> 4K video killed the radio star </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">You&rsquo;re an aspiring movie director, and only the best works for your feature films. Honestly, you can ditch that cumbersome 4K video camera - just bring the GALAXY Note 4 4G+ along, because this sub-200g shooter does the job just fine. Yes, it&rsquo;s also called ultra HD, but semantics aside, the biggest reason you&rsquo;ll want to shoot on this ultra-detailed resolution is being able to show your work of art off on massive 4K TVs. Heck, even in cinemas. Dream big.</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="4K video killed the radio star" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4K%20video%20recording.jpg?1418033833" /> </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"> Photo Note is a lifesaver </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">What happens when those meeting or lecture notes are about to be erased? Pure mayhem as you scramble to record them. A photo will do the trick, but why stop there? You can do more with Photo Note, which allows you to add handwritten annotations, type more text, shift the original copy or diagram, and even convert graphs into editable forms.&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="606" height="566" title="Photo Note is a lifesaver" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Photo%20Note.jpg?1418033833" /> </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"> Life in the fast 300Mbps lane </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-a585021a-cfdc-e7b5-7fb5-c0f0b9e5db05">How fast, you ask? Try download speeds of up to 300Mbps. That&rsquo;s really putting the &quot;insta&quot; in Instagram, with pictures loading faster than you can scroll through. Think it&rsquo;s odd that you&rsquo;ve never noticed the dreaded buffering icon while you&rsquo;re binge-streaming high definition movies on YouTube? Thank the zippy Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+ for those incredible LTE Cat 6 speeds. Pro-tip: get a heavier data plan, because you might&nbsp;enjoy the lightning-fast streaming too much and forget all about your data limit.</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="Life in the fast 300Mbps lane" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4G_0.jpg?1418033833" /> </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"> It keeps going, and going... </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 no telling how long you&rsquo;ll be out and about. You could be stuck in a traffic jam or a seemingly-endless meeting for hours. Can the GALAXY Note 4 4G+&#39;s&nbsp;massive 3220mAh battery survive? Yes, it&rsquo;ll never give you up, it&rsquo;s never gonna let you down, and it&#39;s never going to run around and desert you for at least a standard smartphone day.</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="It keeps going, and going..." alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Battery.jpg?1418033833" /> </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"> and going with Ultra Power Saving Mode </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">Even when you&#39;ve forgotten to charge your phone and it&rsquo;s on its last dregs of juice, just flip the switch and trigger its Ultra Power Saving Mode. This disables background app updates and dims the screen, increasing longevity by up to 36 hours from just 10% of battery. Once you find a power source, simply plug it in and the phone&#39;s quick-charging function will refill from zero to 50% in just 30 minutes.</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="Ultra Power Saving Mode" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Ultra%20power%20saving%20mode.jpg?1418033833" /> </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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Handles pressure like a pro </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-a585021a-cfdd-7416-f712-52acd42262b7">Ask the S Pen how it manages the pressure of being famous. It ups the ante by raising the S Pen&#39;s sensitivity - 2048 pressure levels, to be exact. That&#39;s a whole lot more than its previous S Pens, enabling it to detect even the slightest change in the way you tap and scribble on the screen. Press harder and it&rsquo;ll yield totally different results - a thicker stroke, for example, to give a particular highlight to your artwork. Don&rsquo;t try it with your fingers, you can prod as hard as you want, nothing different will happen.</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="Handles pressure like a pro" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/S%20Pen%20sensitivity.jpg?1418033833" /> </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"> The S Pen is smarter than you think </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">We wouldn&rsquo;t say it&rsquo;s smarter than the average bear, but it&rsquo;s close enough. No constant prodding of the screen required - just hover your S Pen over the screen to see it at work. See that little dot? That&rsquo;s exactly where the S Pen interacts. You don&rsquo;t even need to tap on the screen to bring up the commands; simply remove the S Pen from its sleeve or click its button to instantly bring up Air Command.</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 S-Pen is smarter than you think" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Air%20Command.jpg?1418033833" /> </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"> Action Memo is the notepad you’ve always wanted </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">We&#39;ve all been there: writing something down on a piece of paper while you&rsquo;re on a call, just to lose it later. With Air Command, you won&#39;t have to worry about that happening again. All you have to do is bring it up and tap on Action Memo with the S Pen. As much as we&#39;ve gotten used to typing, writing is more instinctive (and definitely faster) than hammering it out on the keys. Autocorrect fails are also kept at bay, and being able to choose the right-sized pen means it won&#39;t look like comic sans.&nbsp;What&#39;s more, you can even take actions on your handwritten memo. That phone number you just jotted down? Tap and save it into your contacts directly from the memo - it&#39;s that easy.</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="Action Memo is the notepad you’ve always wanted" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Action%20Memo.jpg?1418033833" /> </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-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"> 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"> Working smart with the S Pen </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">Know how many steps are required to grab a screenshot of a web page or image, crop it, and then send it out? On ordinary phones, it&#39;ll take at least five. With the GALAXY Note 4 4G+ and the S Pen, all you need is one swift motion. Sounds impossible, but not so if you use Smart Select. Everything you see can be captured, annotated, cropped, and shared with just a few simple taps of the S Pen. Or you could just save it in the clipboard to be shared later. Save precious time; work smarter, not harder.</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="Working smart with the S-Pen" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Smart%20Select.JPG?1418033833" /> </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"> Sharing a clipping </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-a585021a-d00a-3368-3a14-91b79ad59b40">Your friends don&rsquo;t need to see the whole screenshot when you just want to give them a peek. Neither do you need to spend more time than you should cropping said screenshot. Image Clip (tapped via Air Command) delivers exactly what its name suggests - use the S Pen, outline the spot free-style without restrictions, and save it in the Scrapbook. And it&rsquo;s just as easy to share with one quick tap of the share icon.</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 the clipping" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Image%20clip.jpg?1418033833" /> </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-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"> Hovering over for a quick Air View </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-a585021a-cfde-22f9-5fec-b6f0ff5aad18">Whip out the S Pen and let it hover over your photos and emails. Don&rsquo;t be surprised when images and emails pop up as a preview window. Such quick access makes it easier to check everything in a glance, without spending precious seconds tapping and waiting for them to load. You won&rsquo;t even need to select the photo to share - just hover and tap the share icon, and it&#39;s done.</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="Hovering over for a quick Air View" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Air%20View.jpg?1418033833" /> </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"> You’ll never lose the S Pen </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">Everyone knows that Samsung was the first kid on the block to make S Pen cool on a smartphone with the original GALAXY Note. And it&rsquo;d be a real bummer if you lost it. Thankfully, not even the most scatterbrained person can ditch the S Pen now, because it&rsquo;ll give a discreet buzz when it&rsquo;s out of its housing for too long. That friendly &ldquo;HEY! YOUR S PEN IS MISSING&rdquo; notification that pops up on the screen is pretty hard to miss.</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="You’ll never lose the S-Pen" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/S-Pen%20detached.jpg?1418033833" /> </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"> Look Ma, one 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 dir="ltr">Try using a phablet with one hand on a crowded train. Unless you&#39;re an experienced pianist or have freakishly long digits, you won&#39;t be able to reach those corners. That&rsquo;s okay, because you can reduce the GALAXY Note 4 4G+ screen to a more manageable size via the one-handed mode. Do a quick swipe from the right edge of the screen to the middle and back (or left to right for left-handers), and your thumb will no longer be subjected to torturous stretching exercises.</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="Look Ma, one hand!" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/One-handed%20operation.jpg?1418033833" /> </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"> The power to impress </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">Even console-quality games can be enjoyed in lag-free smoothness with the GALAXY Note 4 4G+, and you have the insanely fast quad-core processor to thank for that. It&rsquo;s absolutely loaded with digital horsepower, delivering frame rates so high, you won&rsquo;t notice anything amiss even when you blink your eyes.</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 power to impress" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Power.jpg?1418033833" /> </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"> 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"> Space invader </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">You know what the phone has plenty of? Storage space. So much so, you could save the entire library of Running Man for your personal enjoyment wherever you are, thanks to 32GB of internal storage. If you&#39;ve got other shows to store on those precious bytes, don&rsquo;t worry, because there&rsquo;s more than enough room. Just add up to 128GB of memory through the microSD card slot.</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="Space invader" alt="Promoted: 18 reasons to ditch your smartphone for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 4G+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Storage.jpg?1418033833" /> </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/sg/android/promoted-18-reasons-ditch-your-phone-samsung-galaxy-note-4/feature#comments Android Phablets Samsung Smartphones Stuff's Ultimate Guide to Android Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:17:19 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1453347 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Picks: the Sony VPL-GTZ1 projector, and all the other gadgets you should feast your eyes on http://www.stuff.tv/sg/logitech/stuff-picks-sony-vpl-gtz1-projector-and-all-other-gadgets-you-should-feast-your-eyes/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These are just some of the gadgets you should consider when you’re on your weekend shopping spree </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="Stuff Picks: the Sony VPL-GTZ1 projector, and all the other gadgets you should feast your eyes on" alt="Stuff Picks: the Sony VPL-GTZ1 projector, and all the other gadgets you should f" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony.jpg?1417831381" /> </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="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</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"> Sony VPL-GTZ1 4K projector </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>Price:</strong> S$63,000</p> <p>If you&rsquo;ve got a lot of cash to splurge and you&rsquo;re looking for a top end projector, the Sony VPL-GTZ1 4K projector might just be the one for you. It combines 4K, a laser light source, and ultra-short throw capabilities to make your home entertainment experience spectacular. And you can also choose to mount it on the ceiling or on the floor.</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"> 9H Na’Vi Edition Gaming Headset </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>Price: </strong>&euro;169.99 (about S$277 excluding shipping)</p> <p>The 9H Na&rsquo;Vi Edition Gaming Headset is made for serious gamers. Made as a result of a partnership between SteelSeries and professional eSports club Natus Vincere (Na&rsquo;Vi), the headset is a fully loaded, Dolby 7.1 virtual surround sound gaming unit with precise, full range of audio. And its yellow and black exterior makes it look pretty trendy too.&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="9H Na’Vi Edition Gaming Headset" alt="9H Na’Vi Edition Gaming Headset" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/9h.jpg?1417831381" /> </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"> Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 </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>Price:</strong> S$139</p> <p>The Logitech Living-Room Keyboard K830 basically lets you wirelessly control your computer when it is connected to the TV, which we think is a must-have for any modern-day living room. And when it&rsquo;s dark, you&rsquo;ll still be able to use it because the brightness of the backlit keys automatically adjusts based on the amount of light in the room, so handy!</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="Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830" alt="Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logitech.jpg?1417831381" /> </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"> Samsung NX1 </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>Price: </strong>From S$1999</p> <p>Looking for a fast compact system camera? Then you need to check out the Samsung NX1. It&rsquo;s a great alternative to DSLRs, thanks to its 15FPS continuous AF shooting, Auto Focus (AF) System III with 205 Phase Detection AF points and 28MP APS-C BSI CMOS Sensor for superior image quality capabilities.&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="Samsung NX1" alt="Samsung NX1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samm.jpg?1417831381" /> </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"> Microsoft Lumia 535 </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>Price:</strong> S$199</p> <p>The Lumia 535 is the first Microsoft (non-Nokia) Lumia in the market &ndash; that should already be an incentive for you to want one. Otherwise, the budget-friendly device should taunt you with its candy-coated colours (there&rsquo;s bright orange, green, and blue back cover options alongside black, white, and grey to choose from). Spec wise though, it&rsquo;s similar to other Nokia Lumias.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/huawei/stuff-picks-lifetrak-brite-r450-activity-tracker-and-other-gadgets-swoon-over/news">Stuff Picks: The LifeTrak Brite R450 activity tracker, and other gadgets to swoon over&nbsp;</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="604" height="453" title="Microsoft Lumia 535" alt="Microsoft Lumia 535" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoftlumia.png?1417831381" /> </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/sg/logitech/stuff-picks-sony-vpl-gtz1-projector-and-all-other-gadgets-you-should-feast-your-eyes/news#comments Logitech Microsoft Samsung Sony Stuff Picks Fri, 05 Dec 2014 08:37:46 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1454709 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note Edge http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung’s edgy new design makes curves work in new and interesting ways </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 Note Edge review" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/note-edge-3_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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="/sg/users/andrew-williams" title="View user profile.">Andrew Williams</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;Guys, we&rsquo;ve got to do something,&rdquo; begins Samsung boss Jong-Kyun Shin in the totally fictional smoke-filled board meeting we&rsquo;ve made up just now.</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"> S$1,248.00 </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">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"> Curve has genuine value </div> <div class="field-item even"> Good camera </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Feature-packed and powerful </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"> Very expensive </div> <div class="field-item even"> Battery life isn&#039;t great </div> <div class="field-item odd"> A very wide mobile </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"> Edgy by name, more curvy by nature </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>Some suggest that the design of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is a test run, a demo of the sort of designs we&rsquo;ll see in other top Samsung phones of 2015 if it proves successful.&nbsp;</p> <p>It has a curved glass screen. Most of the display is completely flat, completely normal, but the last inch of the right edge curves around to almost 90 degrees. Curves are everywhere in tech - concave TVs are all the rage and even phones such as the Galaxy Round and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g-flex/lg-g-flex/review" target="_blank">LG G Flex</a>&nbsp;have gone with interestingly bent displays.</p> <p>This is one of the most severe curves ever seen in a screen, but in not spanning across the whole display, it gives the Galaxy Note Edge a chance of being more than just an attention-grabbing gimmick.</p> <p>The crucial question is: is the curve useful?</p> <p>The answer: sort of.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g-flex/lg-g-flex/review" target="_blank">LG G Flex 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="1200" height="900" title="Most of the display is completely flat, completely normal, but the last inch of the right edge curves around to almost 90 degrees" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-8_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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"> Caress the curve </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>In most respects the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is quite a lot like the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">Galaxy Note 4</a>. It&rsquo;s a large phone with a large screen, and it offers power user features such as a digitiser stylus.</p> <p>The curve doesn&rsquo;t make the Note Edge better for games, or drawing, or anything like that. However, it does help you deal with the practical issues that come with a phone that really fills palms and pockets.</p> <p>The default display of the curve is a list of app shortcuts, the kind you&rsquo;d normally see at the bottom of the display of any other Android homescreen. As it&#39;s so big, reaching to the opposite end of the screen with a thumb is a right pain, but thumbing the icons laid along the curvy side is easy. That your thumb already faces the right direction is what validates the bend. At least in part.</p> <p>It also makes the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge absurdly right-hander-centric, though. If you naturally hold a phone in your left hand, there seems virtually no benefit to the curve&rsquo;s spot on the phone.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll cover more on what the curve can do software-wise in a bit, but how&rsquo;s the design otherwise?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">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 default display of the curve is a list of app shortcuts, the kind you’d normally see at the bottom of the display of any other Android homescreen" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-2_1.jpg?1417682944" /> </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"> A big boy </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 Note Edge takes its core style from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">Note 4</a>. A band of aluminium runs around the sides while the back is a thin plate of leather-effect plastic. Many people complain about the plastic feel of Samsung&rsquo;s phone rears, but moaning about it at this stage seems a bit pointless. It&rsquo;s the way Samsung rolls, at least for now, and it is somewhat offset by having the metal sides and an almost entirely glass front.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s impressive technical precision to the curve too. It&rsquo;s incredibly smooth, and the actual display swoops around with the top glass layer as if they&rsquo;re the same entity. Whether you agree with the curve or not, you can&rsquo;t help but conclude Samsung has aced its execution from an engineering perspective.</p> <p>While the curve provides some practical benefits as well as being as eye-catching as Ziggy Stardust walking around Tescos, the design also has its downside - the Note Edge is an extremely wide phone. At 82.4mm wide it&rsquo;s almost a half-centimetre wider than the already-massive Note 4.</p> <p>Full-size adult man-hands will find this phone a handful and trying to type on one single-handed is a nightmare of &ldquo;I&rsquo;m in a maths exam and am also naked&rdquo; proportions. This is a phone to use with two hands, or at least one hand and a pen.</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="Many people complain about the plastic feel of Samsung’s phone rears, but moaning about it at this stage seems a bit pointless" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-10_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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="This is a pretty chunky phone by modern standards" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-19_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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="At 82.4mm wide it’s almost a half-centimetre wider than the already-massive Note 4" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-20_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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"> Writing on the touchscreen </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>Like the Note 4, the Note Edge uses an S Pen stylus that slots into the bottom of the phone. And, as ever, it&rsquo;s great if you&rsquo;re into that kind of thing.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s fully pressure sensitive, getting you the sort of stylus experience on offer in a graphics tablet, rather than the kind of capacitive pen you can buy in PoundLand these days. The phone can be fully operated with the pen, and pretty great optical character recognition means you can handwrite your text messages and emails rather than tapping away on the keyboard.</p> <p>The extra bits of stylus-led interface in the Note Edge are pretty similar to what you get in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">Note 4</a>, and even&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Note 3</a>. An Air Command menu pops up when the pen is removed, giving you shortcuts to make notes on the screen, scribble down memos or use the pen to screen grab parts of what&rsquo;s being displayed.</p> <p>We found the S Pen far more useful for precision browsing, the odd bit of handwriting and idle drawing, though. Samsung tries hard to justify the pen, but it&rsquo;s the basics we find it helps out with the most.</p> <p>Samsung has tried a bit too hard in some other ways, too...</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="Like the Note 4, the Note Edge uses an S Pen stylus that slots into the bottom of the phone" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-11_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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 phone can be fully operated with the pen, and pretty great optical character recognition means you can handwrite your text messages and emails rather than tapping away on the keyboard" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-14_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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="An Air Command menu pops up when the pen is removed, giving you shortcuts to make notes on the screen, scribble down memos or use the pen to screen grab parts of what’s being displayed" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/air-command_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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"> OCD multi-tasking </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>It takes multi-tasking to the next level by letting you open loads of apps as floating widget windows, by dragging down from the top-left of the screen.</p> <p>But it&rsquo;s a bit too easy to do this accidentally and end up with a screen littered with little app icons representing the multi-tasking screens you&rsquo;ve binned. We&rsquo;re sure some people will appreciate the Note Edge&rsquo;s multi-tasking, but it won&rsquo;t be most. It still feels that little bit awkward and bolted-on.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review" target="_blank">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="1200" height="900" title="Multi-tasking is great, but it’s a bit too easy to do this accidentally and end up with a screen littered with little app icons representing the multi-tasking screens you’ve binned" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-33_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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"> Bright and bendy 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>There&#39;s no lack of screen space, though. The Galaxy Note Edge is about as large as it could be without risking being called a tablet by anyone and everyone.</p> <p>You get a 5.6-inch screen, 0.1 inches smaller than the Note 4, but the comparison isn&rsquo;t a direct one as the shapes of these displays are slightly different. Thanks to the Note Edge&rsquo;s curvy bit, its screen is squatter, leaving the main flat bit of the display to offer the widescreen aspect we&rsquo;re used to.</p> <p>Display quality is, as has become the norm for Samsung, top notch. You get a Super AMOLED display of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels offering a blisteringly sharp 524ppi density.</p> <p>Fresh out of the box, the Note Edge&rsquo;s colours are far too saturated, typical of an over-keen AMOLED screen. But if you don&rsquo;t like your colours Toxic Crusader-style, there are options in the Settings menu for you to tone them down.</p> <p>As is the norm with OLED screens, contrast and black levels are fantastic.</p> <p>The curvy part of the screen doesn&rsquo;t really become a distraction when you&rsquo;re watching films or playing games either, as a lot of the time it&rsquo;ll revert to being mostly black when running third-party apps, with just a hint of the curvature perceptible.</p> <p>A bit like a notifications bar, you can summon the &lsquo;full&rsquo; curve display by swiping at it, bringing up your Note Edge&rsquo;s panels. These are the interface elements specific to the curved part.</p> <p>As well as the standard apps shortcuts panel, there are ones for music playback, notifications and weather, stock tickers, health trackers and even games. Naff games, mind. You can choose which to use, and flick through them with a swoosh of your thumb.</p> <p>At present most panels are Samsung-made, but Yahoo is also on-board. If we see plenty more Samsung phones start to use the screen curve, you can expect loads of other developers to join up and make panels. If the Note Edge ends up being it, the lone curvy phone, getting all that many more people involved seems unlikely. Only time will tell on that one.</p> <p>We do think there are a few steps to go before the implementation of the curve is perfect. Don&rsquo;t get us wrong: for a new design, the Note Edge&rsquo;s curvy bit feels incredibly well-implemented. However, it does leave the TouchWiz home screens looking a little busy.</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 curvy part of the screen doesn’t really become a distraction when you’re watching films or playing games either, as a lot of the time it’ll revert to being mostly black when running third-party apps, with just a hint of the curvature perceptible" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-32_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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="A bit like a notifications bar, you can summon the ‘full’ curve display by swiping at it, bringing up your Note Edge’s panels. These are the interface elements specific to the curved part" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-16_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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="At present most panels are Samsung-made, but Yahoo is also on-board" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-17_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="As well as the standard apps shortcuts panel, there are ones for music playback, notifications and weather, stock tickers, health trackers and even games" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-34_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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"> A Wizzy performance </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>Other than the extra bits given over to the screen curve and the S Pen, TouchWiz still largely looks the same as it did on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Galaxy S5</a>. A few bits such as the multi-tasking menu have been tweaked, but the same design is in place.</p> <p>Despite the Note Edge&rsquo;s obvious early adopter appeal, Samsung has also held back installing too many apps on the phone. This isn&rsquo;t the TouchWiz of the bad old days - instead there are just a few extras, such as S Note, S Health and Smart Remote. The latter uses the IR blaster on the top of the phone so you can use your phone to control your home entertainment gear.</p> <p>General performance is very good, which you&rsquo;d obviously expect given the Note Edge&rsquo;s top-tier specs.</p> <p>It has 3GB of RAM and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, the same used by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">Note 4</a>. This is a 32-bit chipset while we&rsquo;re on the eve of a 64-bit sea change, but by current standards it&rsquo;s still incredibly powerful. In the Geekbench 3 benchmark we scored 3310 points &mdash; a healthy chunk more than the Galaxy S5.</p> <p>As you&rsquo;d hope, the Note Edge has no trouble with high-end games, cutting through 3D titles with ease.</p> <p>One of the great things about the phone is that while it&rsquo;s an oddball, there&rsquo;s no real compromise elsewhere. Apart from it being quite wide and, well, the cost of the thing. As with so many early adopter gadgets, it&rsquo;s damnably expensive.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-xperia-z4/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z4 preview</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="General performance is very good, which you’d obviously expect given the Note Edge’s top-tier specs" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-1_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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"> Edgy snapper </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 Note Edge camera is much the same as the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">Note 4&rsquo;s</a>. You get a 16-megapixel sensor with image stabilisation, and it&rsquo;s really rather good.</p> <p>Sharpness, daylight shooting speed and the punchiness of photos are all great. Exposure metering is good too, making it dead easy to get decent photos out of this phone.</p> <p>As is common among higher-end Samsung phones, the Note Edge has a ridiculously effective HDR mode that can be used as a pretty good cure-all for any photo issues. Dull-looking foreground? Sunset not &lsquo;popping&rsquo; enough? Just switch HDR on, it&rsquo;s given a top-billing spot in the camera app.</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 Note Edge camera is much the same as the Note 4’s. You get a 16-megapixel sensor with image stabilisation, and it’s really rather good." alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-12_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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="As is common among higher-end Samsung phones, the Note Edge has a ridiculously effective HDR mode that can be used as a pretty good cure-all for any photo issues" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-35_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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>HDR photos can look a little larger-than-life, but when the results often look fantastic regardless, what&rsquo;s the harm? It can occasionally push pics a little too far into unbelievable territory, but the Note Edge avoids the &lsquo;halo&rsquo; effect of lesser HDR modes.</p> <p>Thanks to OIS low-light shots aren&rsquo;t too noisy either, although they are still significantly slower-to-take than with the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z3</a>. Despite stabilisation, you have to stay still for a second or two. Still, that&rsquo;s not bad for night shots.</p> <p>There are just two elements of the Note Edge&rsquo;s photographic performance that we&rsquo;re not thrilled about, and they have more to do with the app than the actual camera quality.</p> <p>First, Samsung has desperately tried to involve the edge in the photo-taking process by always putting the shutter button on it, but this doesn&rsquo;t always work. When shooting landscape photos, it&rsquo;s just that bit too hard to reach. We&rsquo;d much rather just use a conventional &lsquo;on-screen&rsquo; shutter button.</p> <p>The preview image when shooting is also weirdly very soft in certain conditions, making it tricky to know whether your images are properly in focus or not. As the focusing is fairly reliable, you just need to have a little faith. But it&rsquo;d be nice to see the phone&rsquo;s camera make better use of the Note Edge&rsquo;s fantastically sharp screen a bit more.</p> <p>On the other hand, the front camera has a 3.7-megapixel sensor, and from our tests it seems be be better than a lot of the &ldquo;me too&rdquo; advanced 5-megapixel front cameras out there. Its photos are bright even with indoors lighting, noise isn&rsquo;t too bad and good contrast brings a good degree of &lsquo;pop&rsquo; to your shots. Nice work, Samsung.</p> <p>And just as the company has started cutting back on the number of apps it preinstalls on its phone, the number of camera modes shown off is sensible too. As standard there&rsquo;s Selective Focus, Panorama and Rear-Cam selfie. The rest of the extras can be downloaded and added from the camera app&rsquo;s settings. Samsung no longer tries to bury you with the things, which is also nice.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/stuffs-guide-photography/feature" target="_blank">Stuff&#39;s Guide to Photography</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="5312" height="2988" title="HDR photos can look a little larger-than-life, but when the results often look fantastic regardless, what’s the harm?" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/20141126_111241_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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="5312" height="2988" title="Thanks to OIS low-light shots aren’t too noisy either, although they are still significantly slower-to-take than with the Sony Xperia Z3" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/20141123_161459_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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="5312" height="2988" title="Mmm, tasty detail" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/20141124_160116_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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"> Running out of juice </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>In lots of core respects, the Note Edge matches the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">Note 4</a>, and that&rsquo;s a very good thing. However, battery life is one of the big disappointments of the phone.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ve been using it for more than a week now and each day we virtually drain the thing by bed time. We haven&rsquo;t been streaming video for hours a day or playing games for long stretches. The Note Edge&rsquo;s lovely big screen does invite you to browse more than normal, but it&rsquo;s clear that battery performance is simply not nearly as good as it is with the Note 4 or&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5</a>.</p> <p>Battery size may have something to do with this, but it doesn&rsquo;t seem to explain the whole story. It has a 3000mAh battery while the Note 4 has a 3220mAh one. However, 3000mAh should be enough to get the phone lasting longer than we&rsquo;re seeing here. This makes us wonder if the OLED screen used here is perhaps a bit less efficient than the ones seen in other Samsung phones, with its flexibility/bendability being its lead characteristic, rather than efficiency. Buy hey, we&rsquo;re just guessing at this point.</p> <p>That battery life is our one lasting gripe of the phone tells you that Samsung has done a really good job here, though. It hasn&rsquo;t proved a curved screen is utterly essential, but it has its uses and certainly feels far less of a &lsquo;because we can&rsquo; gimmick than the Galaxy Round.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s6/samsung-galaxy-s6-what-we-d-see-samsung-s-next-flagship" target="_blank">Everyhing we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy S6</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="Towards the end of a normal day you&#039;ll be nervously searching for you charger" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-18_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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"> Inspecting what’s under the carpet </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&#39;s left?&nbsp;Well, this is of course a 4G phone, and all the bells and whistles of other top Samsung phones are present and correct.</p> <p>The Note Edge offers a heart rate sensor on the back and the fingerprint scanner on the front. Useful, but neither is worth basing your entire buying decision on - we actually found using a third-party app and the camera/flash combo a quicker way to tell heart rate on some occasions.</p> <p>But the Note Edge&#39;s speaker is actually pretty good. Or, at least, very loud. Its tone offers none of the nice ear-cuddling warmth of the HTC One M8&rsquo;s BoomSound speakers, but it is at least louder, so if you simply want everyone in a room to be able to hear a tune it&#39;ll do the job admirably.</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 Note Edge offers a heart rate sensor on the back and the fingerprint scanner on the front. Useful, but neither is worth basing your entire buying decision on - we actually found using a third-party app and the camera/flash combo a quicker way to tell heart rate on some occasions." alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-22_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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-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"> 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 Edge 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>Deeply silly or the next must-have innovation in tech? The Galaxy Note Edge is sure to polarise. But in person, the phone is actually a far more reasonable, practical device.</p> <p>While the curved screen adds to the phone&rsquo;s width, it does make a number of one-handed tasks easier. You don&rsquo;t miss out on any extra features as a result of the curve, either. That probably explains why the phone is quite so terrifyingly expensive at launch. S$1248 is a lot to pay for any phone, even an &lsquo;innovative&rsquo; one.</p> <p>High price pushes the Note Edge into a niche, but that was always where it belonged. Even if curved screens become common in 2015, this is the trailblazer. We&rsquo;ve had a lot of fun using the Note Edge, with our only serious regret for the thing being that it just doesn&rsquo;t last quite long enough off a charge to match-up with Samsung&rsquo;s more ordinary phones.</p> <p>Should you buy it? Probably only if you&rsquo;re determined to be first and most innovative in your gadget selection. But that doesn&rsquo;t mean you shouldn&rsquo;t still admire its boundary bending ways.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 Best Phones in the World 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="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review verdict" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-edge-2_0_0.jpg?1417682944" /> </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"> 9 </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"> 8 </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"> 8 </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>Distinctive but not crazy, the Note Edge is next-gen design that works - with caveats</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"> Hands-on with the crazy Samsung Galaxy Note Edge </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"> Curved screens are real </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/IMG_2612.jpg?1417682949" /> </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-galaxy-note-edge-02.jpg?1417682944" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review#comments Galaxy Note Edge Phablets Samsung Smartphones Stuff's Ultimate Guide to Android Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:17:08 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446455 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active is the Hulk of the tablet world http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-tab/samsung-s-galaxy-tab-active-hulk-tablet-world/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The tough tablet is so rugged, it makes all other tablets quake in fear </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="Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active is the Hulk of the tablet world " alt="Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active is the Hulk of the tablet world " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/rugtab.jpg?1417683164" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;re one of those butter-fingered people that are guilty of constantly dropping your mobile devices and then having to spend a lot of money trying to fix the damage, perhaps it&rsquo;s time you consider a ruggedised tablet.</p> <p>Which one you ask? Samsung&rsquo;s just unveiled its Galaxy Tab Active, a hardhat-wearing portable tablet that is almost unbreakable. We&#39;re not sure if you can walk into a store and toss it on the floor to prove it, but that&#39;ll be the ultimate proof.</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="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</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/sg/galaxy-tab/samsung-s-galaxy-tab-active-hulk-tablet-world/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-tab/samsung-s-galaxy-tab-active-hulk-tablet-world/news#comments Galaxy Tab Samsung Tablets Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:27:07 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1454624 at http://www.stuff.tv Do these Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+ features ACTUALLY work? http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/promoted-do-these-samsung-galaxy-note-4-4g-features-actually-work/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promoted Video: Radio DJ Charmaine Yee takes Sammy&#039;s new flagship phablet for a spin in Singapore... </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="Do these Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+ features ACTUALLY work? Kallang Wave Climb Central" alt="Do these Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+ features ACTUALLY work? Kallang Wave Climb Ce" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Note-4-Video.gif?1419212891" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <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/Wv4Q1tNA1OA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </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"> VIDEO: Do these Note 4 features ACTUALLY work? </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"> Charmaine Yee takes Sammy&#039;s new phablet for a spin </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/Note-4-Video_0.gif?1419212891" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/promoted-do-these-samsung-galaxy-note-4-4g-features-actually-work/video#comments Android Galaxy Note 4 Phablets Promotion Samsung Stuff's Ultimate Guide to Android Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:04:47 +0000 Ian Paynton 1454532 at http://www.stuff.tv Plastic begone, the rumoured Samsung Galaxy A7 might show up in a full metal jacket http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/purported-samsung-galaxy-a7-smartphone-might-be-metal-stunner/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This means you&#039;ll see less plastic smartphones and more metal-clad Samsung A-series devices very soon </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="604" height="453" title="The purported Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone might be a metal stunner " alt="The purported Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone might be a metal stunner " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/galaxy%20alpha.jpeg?1418088686" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Loved the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-alpha/metal-last-samsung-galaxy-alpha-ditches-plastic/news">metal look on Samsung&rsquo;s Galaxy Alpha</a>, Galaxy A3, and Galaxy A5 smartphones? You&rsquo;re in luck because the South Korean multi-national conglomerate might have another metal-bodied smartphone on the way. &nbsp;</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="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</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> <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 A7, clad in full metal jacket </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/purported-samsung-galaxy-a7-smartphone-might-be-metal-stunner/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/purported-samsung-galaxy-a7-smartphone-might-be-metal-stunner/news#comments Android Samsung Smartphones Tue, 02 Dec 2014 03:56:35 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1454431 at http://www.stuff.tv Want a low-end device? Samsung might be unveiling its Samsung J smartphone soon http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/want-low-end-device-samsung-might-be-unveiling-its-samsung-j-smartphone-soon/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some details of the purported device leak on a benchmark site </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="Want a low-end device? Samsung might be unveiling its Samsung J smartphone soon " alt="Want a low-end device? Samsung might be unveiling its Samsung J smartphone soon " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gfx1.jpg?1417165160" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung&rsquo;s been keeping itself busy by working on a handful of devices at the same time, if you believe the leaks that have been churning the rumour mill, that is.</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="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</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/sg/samsung/want-low-end-device-samsung-might-be-unveiling-its-samsung-j-smartphone-soon/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/want-low-end-device-samsung-might-be-unveiling-its-samsung-j-smartphone-soon/news#comments Samsung Smartphones Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:48:12 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1454158 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: OK Go releasing album as DNA, Destiny’s first expansion exposed, and the Galaxy S5 fell well short of sales targets http://www.stuff.tv/sg/destiny/fully-charged-ok-go-releasing-album-dna-destiny-s-first-expansion-exposed-and-galaxy-s5-fell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the tech news you need to start the day off right </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="OK Go" alt="OK Go" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ok-go.jpg?1416987831" /> </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="/sg/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-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OK Go’s new album coming as DNA </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>Power pop band OK Go is best known for its elaborate, meme-ready music videos, which have at times <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/fully-charged-legendary-star-wars-games-being-re-released-office-365-subscribers-get-unlim">utilized new technology</a> to create amazing scenes. Now the band plans to innovate in another way, by releasing a very special edition of its new album - called <em>Hungry Ghosts</em> - as DNA.</p> <p>Yes, that DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). The band is working with Sri Kosuri, biochemist at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), whose previous conversion of a book into DNA got their attention. It&rsquo;s a matter of transferring one kind of code (digital) to another (genetic), and the result could merely look like a few drops of water in a vial. Except it&#39;ll have many thousands of copies of the album encoded within.</p> <p>Well, at least that&rsquo;s what it <em>might</em> look like, if they can sort out the logistics. &ldquo;Legally speaking, it&rsquo;s unclear whether we will be able to sell the DNA to anyone, or how we would physically get it to them,&rdquo; said singer Damian Kulash to the New Yorker. &ldquo;Obviously, it&rsquo;s an artistic gesture and a scientific project, not the most efficient way to actually buy our album.&rdquo;</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/24/petri-dish-pop">The New Yorker</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/fully-charged-legendary-star-wars-games-being-re-released-office-365-subscribers-get-unlim">Fully Charged: Legendary Star Wars games being re-released, Office 365 users get unlimited OnDrive storage, and Elon Musk sees A.I. as a threat</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-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"> Destiny’s first expansion exposed </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&rsquo;re still hooked on Bungie&rsquo;s amazing online shooter, <em>Destiny</em> (like we are), then you&rsquo;re no doubt looking forward to digging into <em>The Dark Below</em>, the first big expansion pack. It&rsquo;s due out on 9 December, and above you&rsquo;ll find an official deep dive into what it entails, including new story content, multiplayer maps, and customization options.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6saWAcGizxU">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/destiny/review">Destiny 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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6saWAcGizxU" 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"> Galaxy S5 sales missed targets </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 a report out of The Wall Street Journal this week, Samsung&rsquo;s current flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S5 - significantly underperformed compared to both the previous model and the company&rsquo;s own expectations.</p> <p>Samsung produced 20% more initial units of the S5 than it did for the S4, but sales were about 40% less than expected - about 12 millions units reached consumers in the first three months, while the S4 sold 16 million in the same span. Do the math, and it sounds like several million handsets were &ldquo;piling up in warehouses,&rdquo; says the report, forcing Samsung to amp up its marketing spend to get them moving.</p> <p>The company&rsquo;s recent third-quarter profits were down 60% on plummeting smartphone sales, and an executive recently admitted that Samsung would streamline its device portfolio next year. We found the Galaxy S5 to be <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">another excellent phone</a>, but &ldquo;it doesn&rsquo;t quite go above and beyond&rdquo; compared to some more exciting competitors, says our review. Hopefully the S6 can make a bigger leap.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/samsung-considering-shake-up-in-management-1416783847">The Wall Street Journal</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/24/7273817/samsung-management-shakeup">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-galaxy-s6-review">Samsung Galaxy S6 preview</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="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy S5" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-s5-official.jpg?1416987831" /> </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"> New Batman: Arkham Knight trailer </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><em>Batman: Arkham Knight</em> is easily one of the most anticipated games of 2015, and thanks to this new clip, we have a litany of fresh reasons as to why. It&rsquo;s the first of three new trailers (the next is due in a week) spotlighting the Ace Chemicals Infiltration mission, and it serves up more than three minutes of trimmed gameplay and cinematic footage that focuses only on the awesome-looking stuff. So, pretty much all of it.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPXtuCDp47s">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/batman-arkham-knight/review">Batman: Arkham Knight preview</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/jPXtuCDp47s" 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> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/destiny/fully-charged-ok-go-releasing-album-dna-destiny-s-first-expansion-exposed-and-galaxy-s5-fell#comments Console games Destiny Galaxy S5 Gaming Music Samsung Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453964 at http://www.stuff.tv