Smartphones http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/all en-GB Oppo Find 7 http://www.stuff.tv/find-7/oppo-find-7/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG G3 specs for less than £400. Yep, seriously. </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="Looks plain enough but boy is there silicon inside " alt="Oppo Find 7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Oppo-Find-7-review-clock-screen.png?1406110286" /> </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="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Oppo&rsquo;s Find 7 is a true spec warrior to worry even the mighty <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3</a>.</p> <p>It has a 5.5in, 2K screen, Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM. It also has a 13MP camera that shoots 4K video. So, on specs alone, it matches or beats the best smartphones money can buy - yet its &pound;380 price is closer to that of a mid-range handset.</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"> £380.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 480 euros </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">10 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"> Awesome price for that resolution </div> <div class="field-item even"> Plenty of power </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Capable camera </div> <div class="field-item even"> Customisable OS and gestures </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"> The OnePlus One is cheaper </div> <div class="field-item even"> Disappointing battery life </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Out-of-date Android OS </div> <div class="field-item even"> Gets a bit heavy </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"> Welcome to the 2K Screen Club </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 Find 7&rsquo;s headline feature is its 5.5in, 2560 x 1440 screen. It&rsquo;s only the second 2K display we&rsquo;ve clapped eyes on, with the other being the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3</a>, and unsurprisingly it dominates the front of the Oppo.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s incredibly detailed - 528ppi, in fact - and it shows. Get your pupils up close, lashes on the glass, and you&rsquo;ll notice sharper text on pages with tiny fonts and an extra crispness to hi-res images. Enjoy these moments, because while it&rsquo;s a gorgeous screen in many ways, it&rsquo;s not flawless.</p> <p>Blacks are nice and inky and colours are vivid and accurate; the G3&rsquo;s palette is slightly cooler. But contrast isn&rsquo;t the strongest (a drawback shared by the LG) and on low brightness or off-axis viewing in particular, it just doesn&rsquo;t pop. The G3 also manages to pick up extra bits of detail when watching full HD movies. It&rsquo;s fairly bright, on a par with the G3, though not as bright as a Galaxy S5, so in direct sunlight it can suffer.</p> <p>We should also point out that neither this nor the G3 will make you gasp as soon as you fire it up. Useful though they are, the extra pixels don&rsquo;t make as much of a difference as the jump from 720p to 1080p did. Still, we&rsquo;re being picky.</p> <p>While this isn&rsquo;t quite as good as the best 2K screen on the planet, it&rsquo;s a close call.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3 is the best smartphone on the planet. Read the review.&nbsp;</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="Crispy text and icon edges " alt="Oppo Find 7 review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-review-main-icons.png?1406110286" /> </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="2K but not the best " alt="Oppo Find 7 review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-Find-7-review-screen.png?1406110286" /> </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"> Pixels Need Power </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 downside of the Oppo&rsquo;s super-sharp screen is that battery life takes a hit. The Oppo can be wiped out in four hours when you&rsquo;ve used it intensively (and constantly) to watch movies, play games and take photos. In our HD video rundown (Wi-Fi on, half brightness) it lasted a slightly more respectable 5hrs 20.</p> <p>Remember everyone on the internet worrying that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3&rsquo;s battery</a> doesn&rsquo;t quite match that of the G2? The Oppo shows how well LG did with it. Streaming Netflix on our commute, the Find 7&rsquo;s 3000mAh battery dropped 18% in half an hour - that&rsquo;s versus the G3&rsquo;s much less worrying 8%.</p> <p>Oppo&rsquo;s tried to help in two ways - use the VOOC fast-charging cable supplied in the box and the Oppo will rejuice by 75% in 30 minutes. In reality, you can get back up to full charge in not much longer. The battery unit is also swappable, so you can carry a spare if that&rsquo;s practical.</p> <p>Add in the lower price and although the battery life is a bit of a shame, it&rsquo;s a flaw we can just about live with.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/oneplus-one/review">The &pound;230 OnePlus One that&#39;s almost identical to the Oppo</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="That 25% won&#039;t last as long as you&#039;d hope " alt="Oppo Find 7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-find-7-review-battery-icon.png?1406110286" /> </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"> Oppo Find 7 Tech Specs </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"> Absurdly Powerful </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 Find 7 is every bit as powerful as the specs suggest.</p> <p>Day-to-day we experienced no major hiccups and any slight lag was down to Oppo&rsquo;s ColorOS - more on that later. Browsing over 4G is nice and nippy and it&rsquo;s compatible with LTE on all UK networks, unlike its rival the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/oneplus-one/review">OnePlus One</a>. Games run super smooth and though it heats up a little when gaming, taking photos for a long time or running benchmarks, performance is always top-notch.</p> <p>Those benchmarks are pretty insane, too. On AnTuTu, it beats the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review">G3</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">S5</a> and HTC One (M8) with a blistering 38,178 and shoots up the Geekbench 3 charts too with a score of 3021. By comparison, the G3 manages 2649.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s also worth mentioning here that the Find 7 comes with 32GB of storage plus the option to expand by up to 128GB via microSD. That makes it even better value next to the 16GB flagships.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">Samsung Galaxy S5 reviewed&nbsp;</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="Browsing, games - everything is fast " alt="Oppo Find 7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-Find-7-review-stufftv.png?1406110286" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tall &#039;n&#039; Titanium </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>At this price, the Oppo was never going to match the LG G3&rsquo;s gorgeous, light and almost bezel-less design. But we don&rsquo;t care, because this is a superbly built smartphone in its own right.</p> <p>The combination of its titanium-aluminium frame and removable (if slightly slippy) carbon-fibre back cover with a diagonal pin-stripe pattern means it feels premium, albeit while looking a little safe. It&rsquo;s fairly weighty at 173g and feels sturdy, with none of the flimsiness of a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">Galaxy S5</a>. Plus it&rsquo;s easy to hold in one palm despite its 5.5in size. A pulsing &lsquo;Skyline&rsquo; notification light below the screen is a nice touch too, a stylish alternative to the blinking LED dot.</p> <p>Sure, the bezels make it look both taller than most and a bit retro. The capacitive buttons are too dim, which is a pain. And overall the thinner, lighter <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/oneplus-one/review">OnePlus</a> with its changeable covers does feel like the cooler, more characterful device.</p> <p>But the Find 7 has a solid, understated design and it&rsquo;s a lot easier to actually get one in your hands.</p> <p>One more thing that might annoy: call quality is fine but the speaker volume is a little low, making it tricky to hear what the person on the other end is saying. How big of a problem that is depends on how much you use your phone as a&hellip; phone.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oppo/oppo-find-7a/review">The Find 7a tested, Oppo&#39;s &quot;other&quot; flagship&nbsp;</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="It&#039;s not flashy but it is made out of top-notch materials " alt="Oppo Find 7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-Find-7-review-rear-camera.png?1406110286" /> </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="It&#039;s tall - or wide depending on how you look at it " alt="Oppo Find 7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-Find-7-review-side-screen.png?1406110286" /> </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="The rear speaker is nothing to shout about " alt="Oppo Find 7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-Find-7-review-speaker.png?1406110286" /> </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"> Specced-up Camera </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>A 13MP Sony sensor, 5MP front-facer and 4K video will be music to any phone photographer&rsquo;s ears.</p> <p>Essentially, there are better smartphone snappers out there - the LG G3 and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z2/review">Sony Xperia Z2</a>, for starters - but the Oppo&rsquo;s definitely better than most sub-&pound;400 phones.</p> <p>Autofocus is fast enough without being the fastest we&rsquo;ve used, in lower light it does an admirable job of capturing faces well thanks to its f2 lens and there&rsquo;s a handy dual LED flash under the lens.</p> <p>The shots it takes aren&rsquo;t as detailed or clear as the very, very best, but noise is kept to a minimum and in daylight it really impresses - pics are crisp with accurate rather than fake-looking colours and the HDR mode is great if you prefer a little more oomph.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s also capable of taking 8160x6120 images (yep, that&rsquo;s 50MP) by stitching together ten burst shots. We were wary of this at first but it&rsquo;s easy to do - you just hold the shutter down - and can produce usable, hi-res shots. Do be prepared for mammoth file sizes though.</p> <p>The front-facer is also a cut above the usual, so if you want sharper selfies, you&rsquo;re in luck. Both full HD and 4K video are smooth and detailed too, with steady autofocus. And there are lots of scene modes, GIF modes and shooting options (including RAW) to play around with. It might not be quite as intuitive as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/oneplus-one/review">OnePlus One&rsquo;s</a> swipe-to-switch-modes feature, but the Oppo&rsquo;s is an easy-to-navigate camera app that gets results.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z2/review">Sony&#39;s Xperia Z2 takes stunning smartphone snaps&nbsp;</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="Quick access to HDR mode and er.. beautify " alt="Oppo Find 7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-Find-7-review-camera-app.png?1406110286" /> </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="We prefer the swipe to switch scene feature on the OnePlus " alt="Oppo Find 7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-Find-7-review-camera-app-2.png?1406110286" /> </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"> Gesture-friendly ColorOS </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 Find 7a, this Oppo is dressed in ColorOS - a highly customisable, gesture-friendly Android skin that skimps only on phablet-centric features.</p> <p>ColorOS is based on Android 4.3, which is a bit of a shame, but it&rsquo;s a dream for power users and tinkerers. You can customise your own gestures, with almost every basic action available via a swipe of your choosing or a shape drawn onscreen. You can also choose themes to customise homescreens, lockscreens, fonts and icons; one of them even gives it a relatively stock Android look and feel.</p> <p>Some of the basics have international quirks that you&rsquo;ll have to get used to - for instance, nav buttons such as &lsquo;connect&rsquo; and &lsquo;cancel&rsquo; are often switched round so the &lsquo;back&rsquo; option is on the right. And the pre-installed keyboard might say &lsquo;input contents&rsquo; in an empty message. But chances are you&rsquo;ll swap the keyboard out anyway.</p> <p>Now flagships have grown to G3-proportions, it&rsquo;s tempting to forget that at this size this is a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review">Galaxy Note 3</a> rival. ColorOS itself doesn&rsquo;t push the big screen factor - there&rsquo;s no split screen feature or floating windows as you&rsquo;d get on a Samsung. There&rsquo;s also no stylus or handwriting recognition, so if you want a screen this large purely for its mini-tablet capabilities, the Find 7 might not be for you.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review">Samsung&#39;s Galaxy Note 3, the true phablet</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="Regular app screens, not so regular gestures " alt="Oppo Find 7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-Find-7-review-app-screen.png?1406110286" /> </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="Step away from the Superman theme " alt="Oppo Find 7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-review-themes.png?1406110286" /> </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="Bop between open apps with no lag " alt="Oppo Find 7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-Find-7-review-open-apps.png?1406110286" /> </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="Best switch the keyboard " alt="Oppo Find 7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oppo-Find-7-review-sms.png?1406110286" /> </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"> Is buying a Chinese superphone too risky? </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>Buying an Oppo is a bit of a gamble, right? Not really.</p> <p>Of course you have to find the cash upfront - no contract deals here. But there is at least a European site selling the Find 7, unlike the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/oneplus-one/review">OnePlus One,</a> which for now can only be purchased via a mysterious invite.</p> <p>Updates are a bit of a concern: there&rsquo;s no word on KitKat or Android L for the Find 7 yet and ColorOS is based on the slightly out-of-date Android 4.3. But on the other hand the Find 7 is Oppo&rsquo;s flagship and with the Find 7a and N1 also on the market (the latter running the CyanogenMod OS), it seems the company is committed to catering for Android geeks.</p> <p>Both companies offer warranties - one year for<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/oneplus-one/review"> OnePlus</a>, two for Oppo. We can&rsquo;t vouch for support at this stage, but Oppo&rsquo;s been in the game selling Blu-ray players and the like for years. Basically there&rsquo;s no reason to be a gadget wimp.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> Oppo Find 7 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>Ultimately, the Find 7 more than outperforms its price tag and at times comes close to greatness. It might not be <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/oneplus-one/review">OnePlus One-cheap</a>, but it&rsquo;s a darn sight cheaper than most flagships.</p> <p>That said, it&rsquo;s not quite as perfectly packaged as the superphone set. The more expensive handsets offer more carefully crafted designs, more carefully refined Android skins and have more capable cameras. The Oppo&rsquo;s battery life is a bit of a concern too, unless you&rsquo;re happy to carry a spare.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re looking to buy a smartphone outright though, the Oppo opens up your choice from the usual Android suspects. The 32GB model is a good &pound;100 cheaper than any 16GB flagship from Sony, HTC, Samsung or LG, is better specced than most and comes with some really nice features that you won&rsquo;t find elsewhere.</p> <p>Pixel-packed and powerful, the Find 7 deserves a spot on any respectable smartphone shortlist.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten">Stuff&#39;s Top Ten Smartphones in the World&nbsp;</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="If you can live with the quirks, the Oppo is well worth checking out " alt="Oppo Find 7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oppo-find-7-review-lockscreen.png?1406110286" /> </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"> 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-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"> 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-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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 dir="ltr">A 2K screen for a mid-range price? If you can live with its quirks the Find 7 is well worth checking out </p> <p>&nbsp;</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"> Oppo Find 7 review: &quot;Pixel-packed and powerful&quot; </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/find-7/oppo-find-7/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/find-7/oppo-find-7/review#comments Find 7 Oppo Smartphones Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:01:39 +0000 Sophie Charara 1434495 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iPhone 6 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED 22/07/14: Apple may be preparing for the biggest iPhone launch yet with a huge ramp in production </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="910" height="683" title="So, what will the iPhone 6 look like?" alt="Apple iPhone 6 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-render.jpg?1406035734" /> </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="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;re an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-5/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5</a> owner who has yet to snap up the new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5s</a> or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5c/review" target="_blank">5c</a>, chances are you&rsquo;re holding out for the next iteration of the iPhone, like a sensible gadgeteer.&nbsp;</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"> £-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"> Makeover time </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&rsquo;s very likely that the iPhone 6&rsquo;s design will be different enough from the iPhone 5s to earn it its all-new number.</p> <p>Traditionally, &lsquo;s&rsquo; devices have kept the same design as their predecessors, with major differences appearing on the insides.</p> <p>Apple will get a lot of flak if the iPhone 6 turns out to be a 5s with faster innards, so we&rsquo;re expecting an all-new aluminium design.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s currently no indication as to what the iPhone 6 will look like, but that hasn&rsquo;t stopped artist <a href="http://www.ciccaresedesign.com/2013/10/30/iphone-air/" target="_blank">Frederico Ciccarese</a> from creating an iPad-inspired iPhone 6 render, which borrows the curved metal back and shiny chamfered edges from the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-5/review" target="_blank">iPad Air</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini/review" target="_blank">iPad Mini</a>.</p> <p>The renders keep the Touch ID fingerprint sensor Home button, which we expect to see return in the iPhone 6 as well.</p> <p><strong>Update 09/01/14:</strong>&nbsp;A reportedly genuine metal&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/incredibly-thin-iphone-6-case-leaks/news" target="_blank">iPhone 6 casing</a>&nbsp;has been posted to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.weibo.com/1823630913/Ar1XV5QlI" target="_blank">Weibo</a>&nbsp;by Chinese site CTech.</p> <p>Apart from appearing to be ludicrously thin, it&#39;s also wider and taller, supporting rumours of a larger screen.</p> <p>If true, it means the iPhone 6 will have the largest screen of any iPhone to date, letting it finally compete with its Android phablet rivals.</p> <p>Designer Martin Hajek has also created some beautiful renders based on schematics leaked by previously reliable Japanese site Macotakara.</p> <p><strong>Update 17/04/14:&nbsp;</strong>French site <a href="http://www.nowhereelse.fr/iphone-6-photo-batteries-96474/" target="_blank">Nowehereelse.fr</a> has posted spy shots of reportedly genuine iPhone 6 batteries. Interestingly, the connector pins have shifted from the side to the top, suggesting that an internal redesign has occurred to help make way for a larger screen.</p> <p><strong>Update 07/05/14:&nbsp;</strong>Italian site <a href="http://www.macitynet.it/iphone-6-vs-iphone-5s-i-mockup-confronto/" target="_blank">Macitynet</a> has posted images of what purports to be an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6-dummy-unit-brushes-shoulders-galaxy-s5-and-iphone-5s/news" target="_blank">iPhone 6 dummy unit</a> alongside the iPhone 5s and a Samsung Galaxy S5. The pics seem to back up the rumours of a taller, wider iPhone 6, with rounded edges and an all-black anodised aluminium finish. Also notable is the protruding camera array, similar to the design of the current iPod Touch.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iPhone 6" alt="Apple iPhone 6 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-model-front-back_0.jpg?1406035734" /> </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="567" height="425" title="Apple iPhone 6" alt="Apple iPhone 6 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-case-leak_2.jpg?1406035734" /> </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="1105" height="829" title="Apple iPhone 6 review" alt="Gorgeous, isn&#039;t it?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-render-schematics_0.jpg?1406035734" /> </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="600" height="450" title="Apple iPhone 6 review" alt="Could the batteries point to a larger screen?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-battery-leak.jpg?1406035734" /> </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><strong>Update 16/04/14:</strong>&nbsp;A reportedly genuine leak of an iPhone 6 manufacturing mould once again points to at least one larger iPhone in the works. French site&nbsp;<a href="http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A//www.nowhereelse.fr/iphone-6-dimensions-moule-96433/&amp;hl=en&amp;langpair=auto|en&amp;tbb=1&amp;ie=UTF-8" target="_blank">Nowhereelse.fr</a>&nbsp;has scaled up the image using the iPhone 4s for comparison, and it believes that we could be looking at around a 4.7in screen size, which fits in with all the rumours we&#39;ve heard so far.</p> <p><strong>Update 27/05/14:</strong> Foxconn is reportedly building the bulk of the iPhone 6 production run, according to a report from Taiwanese tech title <a href="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140527PD205.html?mod=3&amp;q=APPLE" target="_blank">DigiTimes</a> [via <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/05/27/rumor-foxconn-to-build-47-55-iphone-6-wistron-to-assemble-apples-legacy-4-model" target="_blank">AppleInsider</a>]. The report reaffirms Apple&#39;s plans to launch a a 4.7in version and a 5.5in version of the iPhone 6; Apple supplier Pegatron will produce around 30 per cent of the 4.7in model, and none of the 5.5in version. Foxconn is expected to begin supplying the 4.7in iPhone in July, with the 5.5in version following in August.For those with smaller fingers (or pocketbooks), an &quot;existing&quot; model of the 4in iPhone will continue to be produced by Wistron &ndash; likely the iPhone 5s. Interestingly, the report suggests that the 4.7in and 4in models will be the &quot;main sales force for Apple in 2014,&quot; suggesting that the 5.5in variant is aimed at a niche market. <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iphone-6-leak-points-larger-47in-screen/news" target="_blank">iPhone 6 leak points to a larger 4.7in screen</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Looks bigger to us" alt="Apple iPhone 6 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-case-2.jpg?1406035734" /> </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="567" height="425" title="The iPhone 6 could have a screen size around 4.7 inches" alt="Apple iPhone 6 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-mould-leak_0.jpg?1406035734" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 09/06/14:&nbsp;</strong>Another reportedly genuine iPhone 6 case has leaked courtesy of French site <a href="http://www.nowhereelse.fr/iphone-6-nouvelles-photos-coque-98265/" target="_blank">nowehereelse.fr</a>. The leaked case shows off the now-familiar slimmer, rounder design, and further supports past leaks and rumours of an all-metal rear.</p> <p>The Apple logo appears to be cut out too, stirring up whispers of a rear notification LED. Although we personally can&#39;t see Apple going down this route ourselves (after all, not many people place their phones screen-down), it could be a design throwback to the MacBook, albeit one that&#39;s likely to have an impact on battery life.</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="1047" height="785" title="We promise, the final version will have electronics inside it" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-leak-new.jpg?1406035734" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 13/06/14: </strong>The iPhone 6 has leaked again &ndash; this time, <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/exclusive_iphone_6_sized_up_to_galaxy_s5-news-8773.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a> has snaffled a picture of the phone alongside its likely main rival, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5.</a> The image shows off the expected larger screen, along with a clearly visible power switch on the right edge. It&#39;s also possible to make out the rumoured curved edges on the phone&#39;s body &ndash; harking back to the design of the original iPhone.</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="The iPhone 6, pictured alongside a Samsung Galaxy S5 (via GSM Arena)" alt="The iPhone 6, pictured alongside a Samsung Galaxy S5 (via GSM Arena)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone_6_leak_galaxy_s5_white_gsmarena.jpg?1406035734" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 17/06/14:</strong> Yet <a href="http://www.gforgames.com/gadgets/space-grey-iphone-6-vs-iphone-5s-htc-one-m8-44032/">more photos of the iPhone 6 have emerged</a>, this time apparently of a non-working dummy model. The first image above shows it next to an iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8). As you can see, it&#39;s not far off the size of the latter. Also note that, in the other images, the back of the iPhone 6 doesn&#39;t apparently feature the two-tone LED flash on the iPhone 5s &ndash; has Apple removed it, or possibly integrated it into some kind of single dual-colour LED?</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="1599" title="iPhone 6 next to iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8)" alt="iPhone 6 next to iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-versus-iphone-5s-and-htc-one-m8.jpg?1406035734" /> </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="759" title="Where&#039;s the two-tone flash then?" alt="Where&#039;s the two-tone flash then?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-dummy-rear.jpg?1406035734" /> </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="759" title="Where&#039;s the two-tone flash then?" alt="Where&#039;s the two-tone flash then?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-dummy-rear-2.jpg?1406035734" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 18/06/14:&nbsp;</strong>You probably won&#39;t remember the name Jimmy Lin. He&#39;s the fellow that<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5c-spotted-wild/news" target="_blank">&nbsp;leaked the iPhone 5c</a>&nbsp;before its launch last year, and now he&#39;s reportedly done the same with the iPhone 6.</p> <p>Lin has shared pictures of an allegedly genuine iPhone 6 on Chinese site&nbsp;<a href="http://www.weibo.com/1608574203/B9yENsm3U" target="_blank">Weibo</a>, after previously leaking images of the smaller 4.7in model, which he stated was a beta for testing purposes.</p> <p>This latest picture shows off the larger size of the 5.5in iPhone 6 against what appears to be an iPhone 5s being repaired.</p> <p>It&#39;s hard to tell whether or not the unit is genuine, but given Lin&#39;s past leaks, we could be looking at the real deal.</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="600" height="449" title="Big enough for you?" alt="iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone6-5.5-1_2.jpg?1406035734" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 24/06/14: </strong><a href="http://gizmodo.com/bloomberg-larger-iphones-go-into-production-july-ship-1595175683" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a>&#39;s source has once again added fuel to the dual iPhone rumour flames. Its source believes that Apple will release a 4.7in and 5.5in iPhone in September, both of which will feature rounder and thinner designs, which also matches up with all the leaked pictures we&#39;ve seen to date.</p> <p>The screens will also apparently taper off towards the edges, thanks to some curved glass magic, which should make the new iPhones feel even thinner.</p> <p>The rumour come straight after leaked model photos of the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, which indicate that all three devices will sport Touch ID Home buttons. No surprises there.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6-ipad-air-2-and-ipad-mini-3-show-touch-id-sensors/news" target="_blank">iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 show off Touch ID sensors</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="The whole family" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iphone-6-ipad-air-2-ipad-mini-3.jpg?1406035734" /> </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"> Big screen at last – and solar power? </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 needs to bump up the screen size of the iPhone 6 if it wants to compete with the large 5in full HD screens of competitors like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-s4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S4</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review" target="_blank">HTC One</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2</a>.</p> <p>Japanese tech publication MacFun believes that the iPhone 6 will have a 5in full HD display, which should go a long way towards silencing the mocking laughter of Android fans who are already strolling around with their larger pixel-packed screens.</p> <p>However, <a href="http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/mobile-phones/1297255/iphone-6-release-date-specs-price-news-rumours" target="_blank">Expert Reviews</a> believes that the iPhone 6&rsquo;s screen might have an even higher 2,272x1,280 resolution so that existing apps can be scaled up easily.</p> <p>The screen is also expected to be a Sharp IXGO display, which means that Apple can shave off a few precious millimteres of thickness by giving the iPhone 6 a thinner, more power efficient screen.</p> <p>There are also rumours that the iPhone 6 will feature a <a href="http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/%E2%80%9Dhttp://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/11/05/apple-plant-arizona/3440009/%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">super-hard sapphire glass display</a>, which will be produced by GT Advanced Technologies which already produces the camera lens and Touch ID home button sapphire glass.</p> <p>That means that nothing short of a diamond will be able to make a mark on the iPhone 6&rsquo;s screen, which will be a very welcome upgrade indeed.</p> <p><strong>Update 11/11/13:</strong>&nbsp;Whelp, things are about to get pretty confusing. According to <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-10/apple-said-developing-curved-iphone-screens-enhanced-sensors.html" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a>, Apple is working on 4.7in and 5.5in iPhone models. Whether or not these are experimental&nbsp;prototypes&nbsp;or final products remains to be seen, but at least we can generally agree that, whatever the final size, the iPhone 6 will arrive with the biggest screen yet seen on an&nbsp;Apple&nbsp;smartphone.</p> <p>Not only that, but Bloomberg&#39;s source also states that the iPhone 6 will arrive with a curved glass display which &nbsp;wraps around the edge of the device. Watch out <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g-flex/lg-g-flex/review" target="_blank">LG G Flex</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/meet-samsung-galaxy-round-note-3-curved-screen/news" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Round</a>.</p> <p><strong>Update 21/01/14</strong>: Analyst Sun Changxu <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-prepping-47in-and-57in-iphone-6-june-launch/news" target="_blank">backs up</a> Bloomberg&#39;s claims of smaller and larger iPhone 6 variants, differing only in the specifics &ndash; apparently the larger iPhone will sport a 5.7in screen.</p> <p><strong>Update 23/01/14: </strong>Another day, another analyst chipping in with more claims of a big-screen iPhone. This time it&#39;s the Cowen Group&rsquo;s Timothy Arcuri who&#39;s been consulting the entrails and the paths of migrating birds (or, you know, sources in the supply chain), concluding that the iPhone 6 is <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/01/22/analyst-apples-iphone-6-design-locked-down-with-48-display-80211ac-wi-fi" target="_blank">&quot;locked down&quot;</a> with a 4.8in screen.</p> <p>Oh, and finally, Apple is also reportedly tinkering away on a pressure-sensitive display which can detect how hard&nbsp;you&#39;re&nbsp;pressing it, although it&#39;s unlikely that the magical tech will be present in the next iPhone.</p> <p><strong>Update 11/07/14:</strong> Chinese media reports that the iPhone 6&#39;s screen will benefit from <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/iphone_6_screen_may_have_new_haptic_technology-news-8999.php" target="_blank">all-new, never-seen-before haptic technology</a>. The tech will allow the screen to vibrate in a wider variety of ways and even deliver different vibrations depending on where your finger touches the screen. The drawback? This new haptic motor is apparently two to three times as expensive as the one in the iPhone 5s.</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="717" height="538" title="Apple iPhone 6" alt="Apple iPhone 6 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-render-3.jpg?1406035734" /> </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><strong>Updated 09/05/14: </strong>New images of an iPhone 6 dummy model have been tweeted by prolific Apple leaker <a href="https://twitter.com/SonnyDickson" target="_blank">Sonny Dickson</a>. While the image of the phone&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/SonnyDickson/status/464384810455035904" target="_blank">back</a> shows off the familiar curved profile, it&#39;s round the <a href="https://twitter.com/SonnyDickson/status/464441572352749568" target="_blank">front</a> that things get interesting. A pattern of reflections on the left hand side of the screen suggests that the iPhone 6 may, indeed, have a curved display &ndash; a first for Apple if it proves to be true. Or it could just be wonky lighting.</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/SonnyDickson/status/464682425776218112" target="_blank">One photo</a> shows off the reverse of the phone in three different colours &ndash; the familiar gold, Space Grey and silver hues. It&#39;s worth noting that all three dummy models look somewhat rough around the edges, but Sonny Dickson&#39;s reputation with Apple leaks precedes him &ndash; so we&#39;ll give him the benefit of the doubt for now.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature">iCheapskate - the 30 best free games for iPhone and iPad</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="An iPhone 6 dummy (© Sonny Dickson)" alt="Apple iPhone 6 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-dummy-01.jpg?1406035734" /> </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="Apple iPhone 6 review" alt="An iPhone 6 dummy (© Sonny Dickson)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-dummy-02.jpg?1406035734" /> </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="Apple iPhone 6 review" alt="An iPhone 6 dummy (© Sonny Dickson)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-dummy-03.jpg?1406035734" /> </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 best look at the iPhone 6 yet (sort of) </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>Update 30/06/14:</strong> YouTuber <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrHIY1N9yPA" target="_blank">Tom Rich</a> has given us the most in-depth look at the iPhone 6 yet. Sort of.</p> <p>Rich has wrapped his hands around a non-working 4.7in iPhone 6 dummy unit, comparing it to rivals like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8), before super-imposing iOS8 into the unit&#39;s screen, showing off the difference in size between the current iPhone 5s&#39; 4.3in display.</p> <p>The 4.7in iPhone 6 model is only slightly smaller than the 5in Galaxy S5 and HTC On (M8) rivals, implying that the 5.5in version might be uncomfortable to use one-handed for people with regular-sized hands.</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/BrHIY1N9yPA" 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-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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 01/03/14: </strong>Apple leaker <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2014/06/30/first-comparison-photos-of-black-and-white-4-7-inch-iphone-6-screen-glass/" target="_blank">Sonny Dickinson</a> has shared a photo of what he claims to be two genuine 4.7in and a 5.5in iPhone 6 glass front panels, further confirming the existence of two new iPhones.&nbsp;</p> <p>The panels appear to round off at the edges, suggesting a seamless connection between the screen and the sides of the iPhone itself.</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="Brothers in screens" alt="iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-screens-2.jpg?1406035734" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 07/07/14:</strong>&nbsp;A trio of iPhone 6 dummy units in gold, black and grey have leaked online, courtesy of a <a href="https://twitter.com/SonnyDickson/status/484969129598676993/photo/1" target="_blank">tweet</a> sent out by Apple leaker Sonny Dickson.</p> <p>The photo matches up with all previous iPhone 6 leaks, and appears to show off the 4.7in models, although the exact size is hard to determine without a regular iPhone 5s for scale.</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="1024" height="768" title="What&#039;s your flavour?" alt="iPhone 6 preview" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-trio.jpg?1406035734" /> </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"> More megapixels </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 iPhone 5s has an excellent camera with dual-tone flash for more natural colour reproduction, and we expect the same flash to remain in the iPhone 6.&nbsp;</p> <p>Given the iPhone 6&rsquo;s larger screen (and therefore larger build) though, we could also see a bump in megapixels and sensor size as there&rsquo;ll be more room for Apple to play around with.</p> <p><strong>Update 13/01/14:&nbsp;</strong>China&#39;s Nomura Security has told the <a href="http://www.slashgear.com/iphone-6-camera-tipped-to-retain-8-megapixel-sensor-11312866/" target="_blank">China Post</a> that the iPhone 6 won&#39;t be bumping up its megapixel count.&nbsp;</p> <p>Instead, it&#39;ll apparently keep the same 8MP camera that&#39;s currently nestled inside the iPhone 5s, with one major improvement &ndash; optical image stabilisation (OIS).</p> <p>OIS is already present in impressive smartphone cameras like the ones found in the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nokia-lumia-1020/review" target="_blank">Nokia Lumia 1020</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2</a>, and it should provide iPhone 6 owners with sharper, more detailed shots in low-light conditions, thanks to longer shutter speeds resulting in the capture of more light.</p> <p>This is supported by a recent OIS <a href="http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&amp;Sect2=HITOFF&amp;d=PG01&amp;p=1&amp;u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&amp;r=1&amp;f=G&amp;l=50&amp;s1=%2220140009631%22.PGNR.&amp;OS=DN/20140009631&amp;RS=DN/20140009631#ystfuv" target="_blank">Apple patent </a>which outlines the use of a coil and magnet assembly for driving the movement of the lens.</p> <p>Coupled with improved auto-focus and the iPhone 5s&#39; impressive camera performance, the iPhone 6&#39;s photos are unlikely to disappoint, even without an increase in megapixels.</p> <p><strong>Update 05/02/14:​&nbsp;</strong>Chinese site <a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13915359198786&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2014%2F02%2F04%2Fiphone-6-10-mp-camera%2F&amp;v=1&amp;libId=d064750e-0d94-440b-a6dd-52516d366b17&amp;out=http%3A%2F%2Fmobile.it168.com%2Fa2014%2F0202%2F1590%2F000001590839.shtml&amp;title=iPhone%206%20Rumored%20to%20Include%2010%2B-Megapixel%20Camera%20with%20f%2F1.8%20Aperture%20and%20Improved%20Filter%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=Chinese%20website%20%3Cem%3EIT168%3C%2Fem%3E" target="_blank">IT168</a>&rsquo;s sources now believe that the iPhone 6 will land with a 10MP camera, contradicting previous rumours of an 8MP snapper.</p> <p>Megapixels aren&rsquo;t everything though, and the iPhone 6 will also apparently arrive with an f/1.8 aperture lens &ndash; an improvement over the iPhone 5s&rsquo; current f/2.2 lens.</p> <p>iPhone 6 users can expect to take pictures with a shallower depth of field, keeping subjects in sharp focus while blurring the background.</p> <p>The site also believes that Apple will opt for a new resin lens filter, created by Japanese manufacturer JSR.</p> <p>The filter itself is found in digital cameras with CMOS image sensors and it&rsquo;s lighter and thinner than existing IR filters. The benefits of the newer filter are likely to be clearer shots and more accurate colours.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6-could-have-10mp-camera-f18-aperture-and-improved-filter/news" target="_blank">iPhone 6 could have a 10MP camera with f/1.8 aperture and improved filter</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Update 02/04/14: </strong>The iPhone 6 is reportedly so thin that its rear camera will stick out slightly like the one found on the latest-gen iPod Touch. Coupled with an <a href="http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&amp;Sect2=HITOFF&amp;u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&amp;r=1&amp;p=1&amp;f=G&amp;l=50&amp;d=PTXT&amp;S1=(359%2F828.CCLS.+AND+20140401.PD.)&amp;OS=ccl/359/828+and+isd/4/1/2014&amp;RS=(CCL/359/828+AND+ISD/20140401)" target="_blank">Apple patent </a>which outlines how a protruding lens could be surrounded by a bayonet mount for interchangeable lenses, this could be big news for smartphone snappers.</p> <p>The patent describes how the different lenses like wide-angle or fisheye offerings can be securely screwed over a camera lens. The system is much more secure than magnetic attachment, and if if true, the iPhone 6 will be even more of a formidable pocket camera than the iPhone 5s already is.</p> <p><strong>Update 07/05/14:&nbsp;</strong>According to Chinese analyst Sun Chang Xu, the iPhone 6&#39;s camera will increase its 1.5&micro; pixel size to 1.7&micro;. That&#39;s close to the HTC One (M8)&#39;s &nbsp;2&micro; pixel size &ndash; the much-touted &quot;Ultrapixel&quot; camera that&#39;s designed to excel at low-light shooting. Xu also claims that the iPhone 6&#39;s camera will feature electronic image stabilisation to reduce blur.</p> <p><strong>Update 25/06/14:</strong>&nbsp;The latest rumours suggest that the iPhone 6&rsquo;s camera will feature optical image&nbsp;stabilisation, which should reduce blur and improve detail in low-light shots.&nbsp;</p> <p>A &lsquo;floating lens&rsquo; design will help stabilise photos, making up for jerky hand movements. It&rsquo;ll also allow for a longer shutter speed, which will result in more&nbsp;light being captured, with less blur to boot. We&#39;ve already seen benefits of this system in devices like the LG G3.</p> <p>Analysts from<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/06/24/optical-image-stabilization-iphone-6/" target="_blank"> Pacific Crest Securities</a> believe that the OIS tech will be limited&nbsp;to the larger 5.5in iPhone 6 model, which could be due to supply constraints,&nbsp;or Apple could simply be releasing the larger model as its flagship device.</p> <p><strong>Update 17/07/14:</strong> Chinese site <a href="http://www.digi-wo.com/thread-19938-1-1.html" target="_blank">Digi-wo.com</a> reports that Apple is considering upgrading its main camera sensor to a 13MP Sony-made model &ndash; a big bump from the 8MP sensor used in the iPhone 4S, 5c and 5s. The sensor would be the same Exmor RS model used in several of Sony&#39;s Xperia smartphones.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iphone-6/news" target="_blank">Is this the iPhone 6?</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="Apple iPhone 6" alt="Apple iPhone 6 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-5s-camera.jpg?1406035734" /> </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="751" height="563" title="Nice and secure" alt="Apple iPhone 6 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-camera-bayonet-patent_0.jpg?1406035734" /> </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"> Glowing rear </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>UPDATE 21/07/03:</strong> The iPhone 6 could have a glowing rear Apple logo like its distant MacBook relative.</p> <p>Photos leaked by <a href="http://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/news/2014/07/iphone_6_new_unseen_photos_could_confirm_light_up_notifications/" target="_blank">uSwitch</a> (with the aid of famed Apple leaker Sonny Dickson) show off the rear housing of an iPhone 6, with a plastic panel that&#39;s thin enough to let line shine through it.</p> <p>Apart from attracting moths, the logo could be used as a blinking notification light - a handy function if the device is face down.</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="600" height="450" title="Rear logo" alt="iPhone 6 preview" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-logo.jpg?1406035734" /> </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"> Beefier insides </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 64-bit A7 processor is already blazing fast, but if previous generations of iPhones are anything to go by, we could see a souped-up A7x processor beating within the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 could also be the first iPhone to sport 2GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, though we imagine the latter will bump up the price by a considerable amount.</p> <p><strong>Update 23/01/14:&nbsp;</strong>Analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/01/22/analyst-apples-iphone-6-design-locked-down-with-48-display-80211ac-wi-fi" target="_blank">reckons</a> that the new iPhone will play nice with the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, as found in the 2013 line of Macs and Apple&#39;s AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule routers.</p> <p><strong>Update 23/01/14:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;ESM-China&#39;s chief analyst <a href="http://www.gforgames.com/gadgets/iphone-6-pressure-temperature-humidity-sensors-40937/" target="_blank">Sun Chang Xu</a> believes that Apple will include pressure, temperature and humidity senors in the iPhone 6.</p> <p>The pressure sensor will measure atmospheric pressure as opposed to blood pressure, which is instead a skill that&#39;s expected to be a part of the iWatch&#39;s sensory arsenal for iOS 8&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8-could-track-your-fitness-new-healthbook-app/news" target="_blank">Health app</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple iWatch: price, specs, release date - everything we think we know</a></strong></p> <p>The environmental sensors are expected to be managed by the iPhone 6&#39;s M7 motion co-processor, which&#39;ll leave&nbsp;iPhone 6&#39;s main processor (expected to be the A7x) free to run more demanding apps and games.</p> <p>While weather apps already take care of temperature and humidity information for your general area, there is one&nbsp;overlooked bonus - GPS accuracy. When a GPS reading is combined with barometer data, devices can more accurately pinpoint your position, orientation and velocity,&nbsp;cutting down on the number of calculations required to get a GPS lock.</p> <p><strong>Update 26/06/14:&nbsp;</strong>Chinese site <a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_14037963350866&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;libId=a128a439-4785-4446-ab8d-554763e073ee&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2014%2F06%2F26%2F128gb-iphone6-5-5%2F&amp;v=1&amp;out=https%3A%2F%2Ftranslate.google.com%2Ftranslate%3Fsl%3Dauto%26tl%3Den%26js%3Dy%26prev%3D_t%26hl%3Den%26ie%3DUTF-8%26u%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.feng.com%252FiPhone%252Fnews%252F2014-06-26%252FSources_said_5.5_inches_iPhone_6_will_have_128_GB_version_587962.shtml%26edit-text%3D%26act%3Durl&amp;ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pocket-lint.com%2Fnews%2F129598-apple-s-5-5-inch-iphone-6-may-get-128gb-and-ois-exclusively&amp;title=Only%20the%205.5-Inch%20iPhone%206%20May%20Offer%20128GB%20Models%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=Google%20Translate" target="_blank">Wei Feng</a> believes that that larger 5.5in iPhone 6 model will land with a massive 128GB of internal storage, which should satiate the lust of most diehard media fans.</p> <p>The smaller 4.7in version will reportedly land in 32GB and 64GB flavours only. Neither iPhone 6 model will have a 16GB option.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Update 18/07/2014:</strong> Another Chinese site, <a href="http://www.cnbeta.com/articles/309147.htm" target="_blank">CNBeta</a>, reports the iPhone 6&#39;s main processor will actually be called the A8 &ndash; and it won&#39;t increase the amount of CPU cores used by the A7. Yes, while pretty much every other top of the range smartphone is quad-core, Apple&#39;s apparently happy sticking with dual-core. But that doesn&#39;t mean it&#39;s going to be slow: it may be clocked at 2GHz or more (the iPhone 5s&#39; A7 chip is 1.3GHz) and will be smaller and more efficient than the A7.</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="800" height="600" title="Apple iPhone 6" alt="Apple iPhone 6 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-a7x-processor-mockup_0.jpg?1406035734" /> </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"> Bigger tank </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 extra space created by the iPhone 6&rsquo;s larger body should result in a bigger battery, which will be a crucial requirement if Apple wants to retain the iPhone 5s&rsquo; battery life despite a larger, more pixel-packed display on offer.</p> <p><strong>Update 28/01/14: </strong>The iPhone 6 could feature solar charging tech built into the screen, according to a report by&nbsp;<a href="http://seekingalpha.com/article/1968091-apples-solar-powered-iphone-6-and-ipod-touch-under-a-sapphire-hood" target="_blank">Seeking Alpha</a>&#39;s Matt Margolis. He&#39;s pieced together evidence from different sources&nbsp;&ndash; including Apple job postings for &quot;thin films engineers&quot; with solar experience and expenditure on sapphire materials and cutting-edge lasers &ndash; to reach his conclusion. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2014/01/26/will-iphone-6-improve-battery-life-by-inscribing-solar-cells-in-sapphire-glass-coated-screens/" target="_blank">Forbes</a>&nbsp;notes that solar charging technology would enable Apple to keep battery weight down, allowing for a lighter, thinner device. And the technology isn&#39;t that far-fetched; Alcatel demoed its own solar charging screen technology at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014</a>.</p> <p><strong>Update 16/07/14:</strong> According to <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/07/15/rumor-apple-solves-alleged-iphone-6-battery-issues-with-new-supplier" target="_blank">AppleInsider</a>, Taiwanese battery maker Simplo Technologies has succeeded where Apple&rsquo;s current battery suppliers Samsung and LG Chemical have failed: it&rsquo;s made batteries thin and flexible enough for the iPhone 6. The phone is apparently so skinny that it requires a battery less than 2mm thick, and neither Samsung nor LG could deliver &ndash; but Simplo can. That means one less problem for Apple as the iPhone 6 goes into production.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-air-retina-display/review">Apple MacBook Air with Retina Display preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset 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"> iOS 8 </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>Update 03/06/14:&nbsp;</strong>The iPhone 6 will almost certainly launch with Apple&#39;s new iOS 8 operating system. All previous versions of iOS have debuted with a new bit of hardware, and given that we know iOS 8 will be out in the autumn, it stands to reason that it will arrive on the iPhone 6.</p> <p>So what&#39;s new about it? Rather a lot, actually.</p> <p>For starters, iOS 8 will mark a major break with the past for Apple, in that third-party apps will have greater access to the OS&#39; inner workings. You&#39;ll now be able to install third-party widgets into the Notification Centre, add third-party keyboards such as Swype and SwiftKey.</p> <p>Apps will also be able to install extensions within other apps. So, for instance, tapping on an image within Apple&#39;s Photos apps will give you the option to apply filters from other photography apps you may have installed.</p> <p>They&#39;ll even be able to work with Touch ID, so the possibility of paying for an Ebay purchase with the tap of a finger is now very real. But, because of the way Apple will still control security, third-party apps won&#39;t themselves have access to your fingerprint or other sensitive info - so you won&#39;t need to worry about your data being stolen.</p> <p>As has long been rumoured, iOS 8 will also see the arrival of a Health app. It&#39;ll work with the new HealthKit tool for devs and will collect data from all of your third-party health and fitness apps, syncing and presenting it all in the one place.</p> <p>Even without any hardware developments, Health could prove a very useful app. Health and fitness trackers are notoriously bad at working well with each other, meaning that you usually have to go into several apps in order to view all of your data. Apple&#39;s solution could put an end to this, and big partners such as Nike are already on board.</p> <p>That said, we wouldn&#39;t be surprised to see Apple include a hardware feature or two to make the most of the new app. The iPhone 5s&#39; M7 motion co-processor is already capable of tracking and analysing movement data, but if the iPhone 6 included a heart-rate monitor such as the one on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">Samsung Galaxy S5</a>, that would give it greater powers. Or maybe that&#39;s something that will feature on the fabled <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review">iWatch</a>...</p> <p>Gaming should be big news on the iPhone 6. As well as having a larger, more finger-friendly screen and more powerful processor, it&#39;ll also gain new skills via iOS 8. Apple&#39;s invented a new programming language, called Swift, and a developer tool called Metal, and together they should bring console-quality graphics to the iPhone.</p> <p>At WWDC, Apple showed off a demo of a game called <em>Zen Garden</em>, which looked seriously nice. The App Store is also being reworked to make it easier to find the best games (and apps in general), and we expect big releases to arrive with iOS 8 in the autumn.</p> <p>And then there&#39;s Continuity. That&#39;s Apple&#39;s name for a raft of services which link your iPhone to your iPad and your Mac, so long as it&#39;s running the new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-os-x-yosemite/review">OS X Yosemite</a> (which will also debut in the autumn). Chief among them is Handoff, which will let you start a task on one device and continue it on another. For instance you could tap out half an email on your iPhone, then stroll over to your Mac and with a single click on the Mail icon, finish it off there.&nbsp;You&#39;ll also be able to pick up phone calls on your Mac using your iPhone&#39;s connection, or create a hot spot with a single click when you don&#39;t have any Wi-Fi.</p> <p>And we could go on: iCloud Drive will bring Dropbox-like document storage and syncing to iOS; Family Sharing will enable you to share iTunes and App Store purchases with up to six family members; HomeKit will let Apple control all of your home-automation gadgets; mail and messaging will get new abilities; Siri will be smarter; Photos will be synced across devices... But this is an iPhone 6 preview, so we&#39;ll say no more about iOS 8, except that you&#39;ll get a full analysis of it in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8/review">iOS 8 preview</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8/review">iOS 8 preview - everything you need to know about Apple&#39;s new mobile OS</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-os-x-yosemite/review">Apple Mac OS X Yosemite 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="iOS 8 running on the 5s" alt="Apple iPhone 6 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ios-8-review-03.jpg?1406035734" /> </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="Apple iPhone 6 review" alt="You&#039;ll now be able to install widgets into Notification Centre" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ios-8-widgets_1.jpg?1406035734" /> </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="Apple iPhone 6 review" alt="Third-party keyboards will be a feature on iOS 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ios-8-third-party-keyboards_1.jpg?1406035734" /> </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="Apple iPhone 6 review" alt="The Health app will be new to iOS 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ios-8-health_1.jpg?1406035734" /> </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"> Price and release date </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We expect the iPhone 6 models to be labelled with the same price tags as their iPhone 5s counterparts.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Update 21/01/14</strong> Analyst Sun Changxu and blogger Eldar Murtazin <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-prepping-47in-and-57in-iphone-6-june-launch/news" target="_blank">both claim</a> that the iPhone 6 will launch in June 2014, pointing to &quot;shorter cycles for the whole industry.&quot; A launch so soon after the September 2013 debut of the iPhone 5s would mark a break from the norm, but it would make for a big announcement at Apple&#39;s Worldwide Developers Conference.</p> <p><strong>Update 23/01/14 </strong>Analyst Timothy Arcuri may agree with his fellow financial wizards on the iPhone 6&#39;s boosted screen size, but he differs in his opinion of when it&#39;s going to launch. Citing sources within the supply chain, he claims that the iPhone 6 will launch in <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/01/22/iphone-6-80211ac/" target="_blank">September</a>, as its predecessors have.</p> <p><strong>Update 27/03/14</strong> <a href="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140326PD212.html" target="_blank">Digitimes</a> reports that Apple has only just placed orders with two smartphone battery suppliers in the Far East. That suggests that the iPhone 6 is not yet in mass production, which in turn points to a release this autumn (September, most likely) rather than June.</p> <p><strong>Update 07/05/14:&nbsp;</strong>Apple supplier Pegatron has received a 15 per cent share of orders for the 4.7in iPhone 6, according to Taiwan&#39;s <a href="http://ctee.com.tw/News/Content.aspx?id=518756&amp;yyyymmdd=20140507&amp;f=0d427af3103c9091f4a9eb51c4c75dae" target="_blank">Commercial Times</a> (via <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/05/07/rumor-apple-supplier-pegatron-nets-orders-for-47-inch-iphone-6-to-ship-in-september-" target="_blank">AppleInsider</a>). Production of iPhones will rise from 35m in 2013 to 50m this year &ndash; the boost in production coming from the iPhone 6, which according to &quot;supply chain rumours,&quot; will debut in September.</p> <p><strong>Update 27/05/14:</strong> German carrier Deutsche Telekom has reportedly told its call centre representatives that the iPhone 6 will hit store shelves on Friday 19th September, according to <a href="http://www.apfelpage.de/2014/05/27/iphone-6-telekom-bereitet-sich-auf-marktstart-vor/" target="_blank">apfelpage.de</a>. <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/05/27/german-carrier-allegedly-enticing-customers-to-stay-by-claiming-sept-19-iphone-6-launch" target="_blank">AppleInsider</a> points out that the date is likely an educated guess, though it&#39;s consistent with previous iPhone launches.</p> <p><strong>Update 04/06/14:</strong>&nbsp;Apple has announced that iOS 8 will be available &quot;this fall&quot;. That&#39;s American-speak for this autumn. So September is still looking likely.</p> <p><strong>Update 22/07/14: </strong>Apple is reportedly looking to avoid any chance of iPhone 6 shortages by ensuring some 70 to 80 million units are ready to be sold this year alone. According to the <a href="http://stream.wsj.com/story/apples-new-iphone/SS-2-49206/SS-2-585440/" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal</a>, the company has requested its China-based suppliers deliver this amount &ndash; easily the largest initial production run of an iPhone model &ndash; by the end of December. To give you some perspective of how many units this represents, there were 50 to 60 million iPhone 5s and 5c units manufactured in 2013.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten">These are the 10 best smartphones 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="600" height="449" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone6-5.5-1_1.jpg?1406035734" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-18"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Caught on camera </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 allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="498" src="http://player.youku.com/embed/XNzM1MTc4NTg0" width="510"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Update 04/07/14:&nbsp;</strong>An reportedly genuine 4.7in iPhone 6 front panel has been shown off on video by Chinese site <a href="http://www.ifanr.com/430261" target="_blank">iFanr</a>.</p> <p>The front panel is substantially larger than the comparison iPhone 5s&#39; front panel, and we get a real sense of just how larger the iPhone 6 willl be once we see the 4.7in panel placed over it.</p> <p>If rumours of a 5.5in iPhone 6 also prove to be true, then smaller-handed gadgeteers could be in for a struggle.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review#comments Apple iOS 8 iPhone 6 Smartphones Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:28:10 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1428771 at http://www.stuff.tv Xiaomi Mi4 official, touted as its fastest Android phone yet http://www.stuff.tv/android/xiaomi-mi4-official-touted-its-fastest-android-phone-yet/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Chinese manufacturer takes the wraps off its new flagship, its MIUI V6 user interface and a smartband. Phew! </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="Mi4 official, Xiaomi&#039;s fastest Android phone yet" alt="Mi4 official, Xiaomi&#039;s fastest Android phone yet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mi4_0.jpg?1406024141" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following much speculation, Xiaomi has finally taken the wraps off the successor to its popular flagship Mi3 phone, the Mi4. &nbsp;</p> <p>So what do you get for your money? Compared to the Mi3, the Mi4 gets a processor upgrade, more RAM and a slightly higher capacity battery&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;though the camera seems to be essentially the same as the one on the Mi3.</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="/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"> Evolution, not revolution </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 Mi4 gets a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 while the Mi3 packed the Snapdragon 800. You also get 3GB of memory as opposed to 2GB in the older model and as rumoured, the screen is a 5-inch 1080p display with full lamination.&nbsp;The camera setup seems much the same as before - a 13MP rear and 8MP front camera. A Sony stacked CMOS camera, no less.&nbsp;</p> <p>This time around though, you&#39;ll get a choice between either 16GB of internal memory or 64GB, with no in-between. As for the battery, this time around it&#39;s a 3080 mAH capacity one where the Mi3 had 3050 mAH. A very small tweak but still an upgrade anyhow.</p> <p>Xiaomi has confirmed that the Mi4 will support 4G but only TD-LTE so far, no word on whether or when it will support the more common FDD-LTE standard.</p> <p>The Mi4 wasn&#39;t the only thing that Xiaomi revealed. It&#39;s also announced the next revision of its MIUI Android skin; version six will go live this August 16. More surprising, it&#39;s also announced a smartband&nbsp;&ndash; the Mi Band&nbsp;&ndash; that&nbsp;can also be used to unlock your Mi phone and monitor sleep and exercise data. Xiaomi claims that it&#39;ll have a&nbsp;30-day standby time, too.</p> <p>The Mi4 is priced at 1999 yuan (&pound;190) for the 16GB version and 2499 yuan (&pound;235) for the 64GB unit.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/xiaomi-redmi/review" target="_blank">Xiaomi Redmi 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/rbA4RFobaWE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </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="Xiaomi Mi Band" alt="Mi4 official, Xiaomi&#039;s fastest Android phone yet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smartband_1.jpg?1406024141" /> </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="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi Mi Band" alt="Mi4 official, Xiaomi&#039;s fastest Android phone yet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smartband%20colours_0.jpg?1406024141" /> </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/android/xiaomi-mi4-official-touted-its-fastest-android-phone-yet/news#comments Android Smartphones Xiaomi Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:15:42 +0000 Stephen Graves 1442927 at http://www.stuff.tv If this 22MP Sony Xperia Z3X is real, we'll eat our smartphones http://www.stuff.tv/sony/if-22mp-sony-xperia-z3x-real-well-eat-our-smartphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony&#039;s leaked phablet has a dream spec sheet, but is it too good to be true? </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="771" height="578" title="Yes. Really." alt="If this 22MP Sony Xperia Zx3 is real, we&#039;ll eat our smartphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xperia-z3x.jpg?1406022132" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Renders of a Sony Xperia Z Ultra successor have leaked online, and it&#39;s a spec fiend&#39;s dream. Assuming it&#39;s real, that is.</p> <p>The Xperia Z3X, as it will reportedly be called, has a gigantic 22MP sensor on its rear, at least according to the source on Chinese site digi-wo.</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="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/if-22mp-sony-xperia-z3x-real-well-eat-our-smartphones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/if-22mp-sony-xperia-z3x-real-well-eat-our-smartphones/news#comments Smartphones Sony Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:39:38 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1442933 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 4 http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED 21/07/14: Report says a Prime edition of the Note 4 will offer premium materials and a flexible screen </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="The Note 3 and stylus. What will the Note 4 look like?" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/note-3-stylus1_1.JPG?1405958127" /> </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="/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Samsung <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Galaxy Note 3</a> is one hell of a phone - a supercharged 5.7in monster that earned five stars in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">our review</a> and has sat high up our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">Top 10 Smartphones list</a> ever since. And we&#39;re already so over it.</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"> £-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"> DESIGN AND BUILD - BYE BYE, FAKE LEATHER </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 would be fair to say that opinion was divided on the Galaxy Note 3&#39;s fake leather back.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our review, while praising the fact that it made for a much easier-to-hold device than the slippery Note II, also added that some might label it tacky. That&#39;s something of an understatement, so the fact that&nbsp;its successor will definitely arrive with a different look will be welcomed by many.</p> <p><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/16/us-samsung-elec-sales-idUSBREA3F09320140416" target="_blank">Speaking to Reuters</a>, Samsung&#39;s senior vice president of product strategy Yoon Han-Ki stated that the Note 4 would arrive with a &quot;new form factor&quot;. Quite what that will involve is open to speculation, but at the very least we&#39;d guess it will either mean a grippy, dimpled plastic back as seen on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Galaxy S5</a>, or a more premium metal build of the type we expect to see on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5-prime-2k-screen-its-way/news" target="_blank">Galaxy S5 Prime</a>.</p> <p>Either way, it&#39;ll hopefully signal the end of Samsung&#39;s brief dalliance with skeuomorphism.</p> <p>We&#39;d also expect the Note 4 to be fully dust- and water-proof. With seals over all of its sticky-in bits, the Galaxy S5 is waterproof to the IP67 standard, meaning it can survive a 1m dunking for up to 30 minutes. As long as Samsung can work out how to seal the slot where the Note 4&#39;s Stylus sits,&nbsp;there&#39;s really no reason why the tech wouldn&#39;t make its way to the bigger phone.</p> <p><strong>Update 21/07/14:</strong> According to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-making-super-duper-prime-edition-galaxy-note-4/news">reports from the Far East</a>, a metal-bodied Note 4 may indeed be on the way &ndash; but it could be a &quot;Prime&quot; premium edition of the phablet, with the &quot;normal&quot; Note 4 remaining mostly plastic. ET News says the Prime will feature magnesium, aluminium and stainless steel.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5 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="The Galaxy S5&#039;s dimpled back..." alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung_Galaxy_S5_review_70_0_2.jpg?1405958127" /> </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="...and the Note 3&#039;s fake-leather effect" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN3098_1_2.JPG?1405958127" /> </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"> SCREEN - twice as nice? </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>Here&#39;s where things get really interesting. There are already plenty of rumours doing the rounds about the Note 4&#39;s screen, and if they all come true we&#39;ll be looking at one very special display.</p> <p>Size-wise, we&#39;re expecting a modest jump from the Note 3&#39;s 5.7in to 5.8 or possibly 5.9in. Why? Well Samsung&#39;s upped the Note&#39;s screen size with each new version, from 5.3in on the original to 5.5in and then 5.7in. It&#39;s also done the same with its flagship &#39;S&#39; phones, from 4in to 4.3 to 4.8 to 5 and then to 5.1in on the S5. Leopards don&#39;t change their spots, so we&#39;d be amazed if the Note 4 didn&#39;t get a bigger display.</p> <p>More excitingly, it also looks like being Samsung&#39;s first 2K phone (assuming the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5-prime-2k-screen-its-way/news" target="_blank">S5 Prime</a> doesn&#39;t arrive before it). At its Analyst Day conference last November, Samsung showed off a graph which indicated that it would launch a phone with a 2K screen - that&#39;s 2560 x 1440 pixels - sometime in 2014. With the S5 sticking with a 1080p display, the Note 4 looks a good bet for the upgrade. And with LG having now confirmed that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3</a> will itself feature a 2K display, there&#39;ll be pressure on Samsung to follow suit on one of its flagship devices.</p> <p><strong>Update 17/06/14:​ </strong>More evidence for a 2K screen has emerged, courtesy of Samsung&#39;s own<a href="http://wap.samsungmobile.com/uaprof/SM-N910A.xml" target="_blank"> web profile</a> (spotted by <a href="http://www.sammobile.com/2014/06/15/samsung-galaxy-note-4-confirmed-to-have-5-7-inch-qhd-2560x1440-display/" target="_blank">Sam Mobile</a>) which lists a 2560 x 1400 screen for a device with an SM-N910A model number. Given that the&nbsp;Note 3 AT&amp;T variant is known as the SM-N900A, it&#39;s highly likely that this is the Note 4.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3 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="804" height="603" title="LG shows off its 2K G3 screen" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g3-screen_0.jpg?1405958127" /> </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="461" height="346" title="Looking good" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-4-code.jpg?1405958127" /> </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 - 3 is the magic number? </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 4 could also arrive with - wait for it - a 3-sided display. Yes, really.</p> <p>Rumours have been rife that the handset could feature a flexible screen which curves round the side of the device. The side displays would be used to either provide information - ticker-style notifications, weather forecasts, &#39;song playing&#39; info etc - or to allow quick access to apps such as camera and instant messaging. The advantage would be that you could run a full app on the main display - a game or film, say - but easily see notifications without having to exit the app.</p> <p>Sounds incredible, but the tech all exists. Samsung showed off a flexible &#39;Youm&#39; screen at CES 2013, and has also demonstrated curved tech in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/meet-samsung-galaxy-round-note-3-curved-screen/news" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Round</a>&nbsp;phone. A patent recently revealed by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.galaxyclub.nl/2014/04/samsung-patent-driezijdig-scherm-galaxy-note-4/" target="_blank">Galaxy Club</a>&nbsp;demonstrated just such a phone, and while there&#39;s no guarantee that it will become reality on the Note 4, we can always cross our fingers and hope.</p> <p>Plus, LG already has a premium device with a curved, flexible screen in the form of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g-flex/lg-g-flex/review" target="_blank">LG G Flex</a>. Samsung generally doesn&#39;t like to play second fiddle to LG, and how better to trump it than with a 3-sided Note 4?</p> <p><strong>Update 21/07/14:</strong> The aforementioned Note 4 Prime may boast a flexible display, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-making-super-duper-prime-edition-galaxy-note-4/news">says ET News</a> &ndash; the inference being that the normal Note 4 will stick with a flat, rigid screen.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/why-it-s-time-get-pumped-about-flexible-screens/feature" target="_blank">Why it&#39;s time to get pumped about flexible screens</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="625" height="505" title="Could the Note 4 have a 3-sided screen?" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-note-4-patent_0.jpg?1405958127" /> </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="1187" height="890" title="Samsung&#039;s Youm prototype has already shown off flexible screen tech" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-youm_0.jpg?1405958127" /> </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="The LG G Flex and its curved display" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Flex-review-homescreen-2_2.png?1405958127" /> </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 - THE BEST YET? </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>Right now, your guess is as good as ours. Well maybe not quite as good as ours, but close. What we&#39;re trying to say is that beyond reasoned speculation, we don&#39;t know what the Note 4&#39;s innards will consist of.</p> <p>A report in <a href="http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/04/133_155024.html" target="_blank">The Korea Times</a> hinted that Samsung was considering kitting out the Note 4 with a 64-bit processor of the kind found in the iPhone 5s, and also that it might feature speedy LTE-A tech. Beyond that, zilch.&nbsp;</p> <p>What we can say is that the Note 4 will be a beast of a phone. The Note series has traditionally been Samsung&#39;s most powerful device, and in an interview with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-09/samsung-plans-galaxy-s5-by-april-with-possible-eye-scan-security.html" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a>, Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of the company&rsquo;s mobile business, stated that the Note 4 would be &quot;targeting consumers who want more professional use and tend to be willing to pay more for handsets.&quot;</p> <p>We&#39;d expect either the Snapdragon 801 processor that you&#39;ll find in the Galaxy S5 or even the Snapdragon 805, 4GB of RAM (the Note 3 has 3GB) and hopefully a nice big battery. MicroSD storage is a given, to supplement the 16/32/64GB that we&#39;ll likely get within the device.</p> <p>In short, it&#39;ll be among the most powerful phones yet.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/best-apps-samsung-galaxy-s5/feature" target="_blank">8 of the best apps for the Samsung Galaxy S5</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 Note 3&#039;s a beast. But the Note 4 will be beastlier" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN3094_2.JPG?1405958127" /> </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"> CAMERA - SPECIAL K? </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 3&#39;s 13MP camera is a cracker, producing superb pictures which rival those from the LG G2. But expect the Note 4 to be even better. The Galaxy S5 got a spec-bump to 16MP plus a clever software mode that enables it to refocus shots after you&#39;ve taken them. We&#39;d be very surprised if the Note 4 didn&#39;t get an upgrade to at least match the S5, but it&#39;s quite possible it&#39;ll surpass it.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-camera/samsung-galaxy-k-zoom-hands-review/feature" target="_blank">Galaxy K Zoom</a> - Samsung&#39;s new half-phone-half-zoom-lensed-camera - has a 20.7MP sensor, and it&#39;s not impossible that&#39;ll find its way into the Note 4. Here&#39;s hoping.</p> <p>The Note 3 can already shoot 4K video, so there&#39;s not much more that can be improved on this front. 8K, anyone?&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Update 26/06/14: </strong>According to Korean site <a href="http://www.etnews.com/20140625000288" target="_blank">ETNews</a> (via <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/samsung-galaxy-note-4-may-go-blur-free-with-ois-1255035?src=rss&amp;attr=all" target="_blank">TechRadar</a>), the Galaxy Note 4 will only feature a 12MP camera (that&#39;s 1MP less than the Galaxy Note 3) but will include optical image stabilisation. ETNews&#39; sources claim that Samsung&#39;s trying to shed millimetres from the Note 4&#39;s thickness, and in order to pack in OIS, it can only kit the phablet out with a 12MP sensor. Round the front, it&#39;s a different story, with the Note 3&#39;s 2MP selfie-snapper getting an upgrade to a 3.7MP camera.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-camera/samsung-galaxy-k-zoom-hands-review/feature" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy K Zoom 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="1200" height="900" title="Could the K Zoom&#039;s sensor appear in the Note 4" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-k-zoom-hands-on-main.png?1405958127" /> </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"> PRICING AND RELEASE DATE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Note 4 will almost certainly be announced at the same time as the IFA 2014 show, which is due to kick off on 5 September.</p> <p>All previous Note releases have coincided with the German tech show, so there seems no reason to expect any change this time round. As for pricing - well as we&#39;ve already seen, Samsung are after the premium market here, so don&#39;t expect it to come cheap.</p> <p>As always, we&#39;ll update this story with every new snippet of info we get, so keep checking back for the latest.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 3 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="We love the Note 3... but can&#039;t wait for the Note 4" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN3159_0_3.JPG?1405958127" /> </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 Note 4 preview </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review#comments Samsung Smartphones Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:54:33 +0000 Marc McLaren 1436653 at http://www.stuff.tv iPhone 6 screen subjected to sandpaper torture, fares better than the iPhone 5s http://www.stuff.tv/apple/47in-iphone-6-screen-subjected-sandpaper-fares-better-iphone-5s/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can&#039;t stand scratches on your screen? Then it&#039;s best to look away now... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1052" height="788" title="Ouch" alt="4.7in iPhone 6 screen subjected to sandpaper, fares better than the iPhone 5s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-sapphire-test.jpg?1405955385" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Rumours of an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6s-fully-scratch-proof-crystal-sapphire-glass-screen-looks-more-and-more-likely/news" target="_blank">iPhone 6 with a sapphire crystal display</a> have been making the rounds for quite some time now. If the latest iPhone 6 display video is any indication, Apple&#39;s next iPhone could have the toughest screen yet. But it&#39;s probably not pure sapphire.</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="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pure sapphire glass can only be scratched by diamond, and this is proven by the iPhone 5s&#39; pure sapphire Touch ID Home Button, which is unscathed in the sandpaper torture test.</p> <p>It&#39;s likely therefore that the iPhone 6&#39;s display is either a newer, improved version of Gorilla Glass, or a hybrid sapphire-coated screen, which cropped up in an Apple patent last year.</p> <p>Either way, it looks like the iPhone 6 should survive your jeans with ease. Just as long as you&#39;re not walking around with scraps of sandpaper in your pockets.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6: specs, price, release date - everything we think we know</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>[<a href="http://youtu.be/b7ANcWQEUI8" target="_blank">MKBHD</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/b7ANcWQEUI8" 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/apple/47in-iphone-6-screen-subjected-sandpaper-fares-better-iphone-5s/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/47in-iphone-6-screen-subjected-sandpaper-fares-better-iphone-5s/news#comments Apple iPhone 6 Smartphones Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:19:16 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1442744 at http://www.stuff.tv Is Samsung making a super-duper Prime edition of the Galaxy Note 4? http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-making-super-duper-prime-edition-galaxy-note-4/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report claims there’ll be a premium edition of the phablet, complete with flexible screen and sturdy metal body </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="Is Samsung making a super-duper Prime edition of the Galaxy Note 4?" alt="Is Samsung making a super-duper Prime edition of the Galaxy Note 4?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-g-note-3.JPG?1406108544" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;re pretty sure that Samsung is working on a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5-prime/samsung-galaxy-s5-prime/review">&ldquo;Prime&rdquo; premium edition of the Galaxy S5</a> smartphone &ndash; and now it transpires that it may well be doing the same with the upcoming <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Galaxy Note 4</a> phablet.</p> <p>According to Korean site ET News, the Galaxy Note 4 Prime will have a couple of hardware features to set it apart from the vanilla version.</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="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</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"> Bend it like Samsung </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>Of course, it could well be that there are two different models but only one &ndash; the &ldquo;basic&rdquo; non-metal and non-flexible Note 4 &ndash; will actually get a UK release. Samsung has a history of limiting special editions of its smartphones to the Far East, and we wouldn&rsquo;t be surprised at all if the Galaxy Note 4 Prime is destined for such a fate.</p> <p>Stay tuned for more on these rumours, and head over to our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 preview</a> to read up on everything we know (and everything we think we know) about the upcoming stylus-equipped smartphone.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.etnews.com/20140718000281" target="_blank">ET News</a> via <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/samsung-galaxy-note-4-going-metallic-and-bendy-in-a-premium-version--1258181?" target="_blank">TechRadar</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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&#039;s Youm prototype: what a flexy screen that is" alt="Samsung&#039;s Youm prototype: what a flexy screen that is" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-youm_1.jpg?1406108544" /> </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 Note 4 Prime coming? </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-making-super-duper-prime-edition-galaxy-note-4/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Samsung Smartphones Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:53:56 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1442743 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour: LG’s got three new smartphones in the works http://www.stuff.tv/android/rumour-lg-s-got-three-new-smartphones-works/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Could one of these be the next member of the F series? </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="Rumour: LG’s got three new smartphones in the works" alt="Rumour: LG’s got three new smartphones in the works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/LOGO.jpeg?1405939400" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s only been a few days since LG lifted the lid on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3-beat-g3-smaller-and-more-affordable/news">LG G3 Beat</a>, but already there&#39;s speculation about more new smartphones coming from the South Korean firm.</p> <p>According to the grapevine, three phones are currently being crafted behind the company&rsquo;s closed doors, with official announcements not too far away. The leak comes courtesy of an import tracking website that identified these new units as entering India.</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="/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"> Lots of differences </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 LG D392, which sources say might be the LG F60, is claimed to have a 4.5in touchscreen with WVGA (480 x 800) resolution, a 5MP rear camera, a 1.2Ghz quad-core processor, 4GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM. It&rsquo;s also said to provide 4G LTE support.</p> <p>The alleged LG X147 is a 4.3in unit with a WVGA touchscreen, and sports a 1.3Ghz dual-core CPU, 512MB of RAM, a 1700mAh battery and 4GB built-in storage.</p> <p>The last of the rumoured devices, the LG X132, features a 3.5in screen with WVGA display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of internal storage, a 1540mAh battery and, just like the LG X147, is said to have only 512MB of RAM.</p> <p>Considering the specs of these units, if they are indeed the real deal they&rsquo;ll probably be marketed as budget smartphones. Also, keeping in mind that they&rsquo;ve already been spotted entering India, they might be launched in the next few weeks &ndash; but for now, nothing&rsquo;s set in stone.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/three_new_lg_phones_surface_one_could_be_f60-news-9071.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review"><strong>LG G3 review</strong></a></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="Rumour: LG’s got three new smartphones in the works" alt="Rumour: LG’s got three new smartphones in the works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lgleaks.jpg?1405939400" /> </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/android/rumour-lg-s-got-three-new-smartphones-works/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android LG Smartphones Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:41:56 +0000 Stephen Graves 1442728 at http://www.stuff.tv Nothing stops goTenna from letting you text – not even terrible phone reception http://www.stuff.tv/nothing-stops-gotenna-letting-you-text-not-even-bad-phone-reception/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s like those two cans linked together by a string – except the string is a radio signal </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="Nothing stops goTenna from letting you text, not even bad phone reception" alt="Nothing stops goTenna from letting you text, not even bad phone reception" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gotenna.jpg?1405677498" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-5a265054-4828-b144-748c-adfe72102814">The antenna on-the-go goTenna is a 6-inch-long baton (oh my) that connects (mmmm) to your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone and facilitates interaction (uh-huh) with other goTenna-connected smartphones.</p> <p dir="ltr">Okay, let&#39;s get serious. It propagates on an extremely low-band frequency which science tells us means it&#39;s very long (stop it) range and navigates easily around obstacles. We swear, that&#39;s the last innuendo.</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="/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"> A new meaning to radio-ing in </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&#39;s completely off the mobile/Internet grid so it&#39;s not terribly useful if you intend to tweet or surf the web. The bandwidth couldn&rsquo;t take it anyway. No, goTenna is about going back to the basics. The 151MHz network is best for transmitting simple texts and GPS coordinates (mobile networks are on the 700MHz band, if you were wondering).</p> <p>These features are combined with an app that offers location sharing and downloadable maps. Together, it&#39;s a system light and flexible enough to accommodate communication off the grid between as few as two people, or as many as 5,000.</p> <p>Think music festivals, hiking trails, mountain-climbing. Or you might not need to go that far. Even talking to friends while you navigate a concrete basement labyrinth on campus would work.</p> <p>Perdomo admits it slots easily into many niche markets &ndash; including privacy advocates looking to avoid snooping governments and the survivalist/militia market. goTenna communications are readily encrypted, making specialised radio interception difficult.</p> <p>Pre-orders are&nbsp;<a href="https://gotenna.myshopify.com/products/preorder" target="_blank">now available</a>, starting at US$150 (&pound;90) as a promotional price (full retail will be US$300).</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://static.gotenna.com/" target="_blank">GoTenna</a> via <a href="http://gigaom.com/2014/07/17/no-signal-gotenna-has-a-messaging-gadget-that-will-work-in-the-middle-of-nowhere/" target="_blank">GigaOM</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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/Won_P_SNRhk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </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="Gotenna lets you text no matter how bad your phone reception" alt="Gotenna lets you text no matter how bad your phone reception" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gotenna_02.jpg?1405677498" /> </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/nothing-stops-gotenna-letting-you-text-not-even-bad-phone-reception/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/nothing-stops-gotenna-letting-you-text-not-even-bad-phone-reception/news#comments Smartphones Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:56:18 +0000 Stephen Graves 1442474 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft kills Nokia Android and feature phones, Xbox Entertainment Studios amidst mass job cuts http://www.stuff.tv/android/microsoft-kills-nokia-android-and-feature-phones-xbox-entertainment-studios-amidst-mass-job- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> About 18,000 positions will be cleared as Microsoft streamlines its business </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="Nokia X2" alt="Nokia X2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nokia-x2-range_0.jpg?1405676561" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following days of rumours, Microsoft confirmed the bad news today: the company will eliminate some 18,000 total jobs over the next year, or about 14% of its worldwide workforce.</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="/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 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http://www.stuff.tv/android/microsoft-kills-nokia-android-and-feature-phones-xbox-entertainment-studios-amidst-mass-job-#comments Android Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Windows Phone Xbox Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:45:56 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1442393 at http://www.stuff.tv PROMOTION: The six best films to watch on your smartphone http://www.stuff.tv/lg/promotion-six-best-films-watch-your-smartphone/feature-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You&#039;d be a mug to watch Gravity on a 5.5in screen – but some films lend themselves to viewing on a smartphone, thanks to their visuals, sound or structure </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="Sin City" alt="Sin City" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1_7.jpg?1405602181" /> </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="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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-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> http://www.stuff.tv/lg/promotion-six-best-films-watch-your-smartphone/feature-0#comments Film and TV LG Promotion Smartphones Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:22:59 +0000 Stephen Graves 1442279 at http://www.stuff.tv Scientists have found a way to charge your phone using dew http://www.stuff.tv/scientists-have-found-way-charge-your-phone-using-dew/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIT researchers reckon you can top up a battery with nothing but water – and a few spare hours </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="Scientists have found a way to charge your phone using dew" alt="Scientists have found a way to charge your phone using dew" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/dewdrops.jpg?1405596038" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Researchers at MIT have discovered a way to harvest an electrical charge from water droplets &ndash; and the principle could form the basis for future gadget chargers.</p> <p>As water condenses (think dewdrops) it can be made to jump from one specially-treated surface to a copper plate, gaining a tiny electrical charge in the process.</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="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</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"> You&#039;ll need time and a cave </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 wouldn&rsquo;t be a quick process &ndash; the researchers estimate it&rsquo;d take a cube-shaped charger measuring 50cm on each side about 12 hours to fully charge a phone &ndash; but in remote areas where electricity isn&rsquo;t readily available, it could prove a lifesaver. Literally.</p> <p>There are other constraints besides time: because the water needs to condense, the process needs to take place in a humid environment and in a location that&rsquo;s colder than the surrounding air. A cave or river in a rainforest would work.</p> <p>One for a post-apocalyptic future, perhaps?</p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevewall/4505273912" target="_blank">Steve Wall</a></em></p> <p>[<a href="http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/getting-charge-out-water-droplets-0714" target="_blank">MIT News</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/17/mit-researchers-want-to-power-your-cellphone-with-dew/" target="_blank">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/scientists-have-found-way-charge-your-phone-using-dew/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Smartphones Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:19:50 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1442369 at http://www.stuff.tv LG G3 Beat: like a G3, but smaller and more affordable http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3-beat-g3-smaller-and-more-affordable/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Think your wee hands are too tiny for the G3’s mammoth screen? Then meet its little brother… </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="LG G3 Beat: like a G3, but smaller and more affordable" alt="LG G3 Beat: like a G3, but smaller and more affordable" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g3-beat.jpg?1406022308" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We love the LG G3 (read our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review">in-depth review</a> to see precisely why) but there&rsquo;s no denying that it&rsquo;s a seriously large smartphone. Its screen is 5.5in, which would nudge it squarely into phablet territory in many people&rsquo;s books.</p> <p>But don&rsquo;t fret, you poor small-handed folk, because LG has kept you in its thoughts. The company has just announced the LG G3 Beat, a (slightly) more compact edition of the G3 &ndash; and there are a few nips and tucks that trim the price too.</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="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</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"> Smaller, but not small </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 G3 Beat has a 5in 1280 x 720 screen (a big change from the G3&rsquo;s 5.5in 2560 x 1440 display), 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, 4G LTE, an 8MP camera and a 1.2GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor. While the G3 represents the pinnacle of the high-end, the Beat is very much a mid-market model.</p> <p>One thing it does retain from its upper crust sibling is the camera&rsquo;s laser auto focus, which means it should latch onto a subject faster than 99 percent of smartphones out there. If it works as well as it does on the G3, it&rsquo;s a lovely feature to have.</p> <p>The G3 Beat will launch tomorrow, 18th July, in South Korea, and will arrive in Europe in the next few weeks. Except (and this seems silly to us) it&rsquo;ll be called the LG G3 s outside of Korea. Yes, with a lower-case &ldquo;s&rdquo;. UK pricing will be confirmed closer to launch, but expect it to be significantly cheaper than the full-fat G3.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.lgnewsroom.com/newsroom/contents/64582" target="_blank">LG Newsroom</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/17/lg-g3-beat/" target="_blank">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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> <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"> LG G3 Beat – the (slightly) smaller G3 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> G3 LG Smartphones Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:08:20 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1442366 at http://www.stuff.tv BlackBerry gets its own personal assistant starting with the Passport http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-gets-its-own-personal-assistant-starting-passport/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First glimpse of Siri-like voice-controlled software sure looks a bit like Cortana </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="BlackBerry Assistant" alt="BlackBerry Assistant" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blackberry-assistant.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>BlackBerry sure took its sweet time fully embracing touch displays in recent years, and now looks to be the last in the pack in the mobile space to implement a voice-activated assistant feature in its OS.</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="/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>There&rsquo;s no video of the Assistant in action yet, but the initial image with the blue concentric circles can&rsquo;t help but recall Microsoft&rsquo;s own design for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-phone-81/review">Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1</a>. Late to the party and derivative of the competition? You&rsquo;ve got to do a little more than that, BlackBerry.</p> <p>It sounds like BlackBerry Assistant will debut on the Passport this autumn, but also likely appear on the company&#39;s other devices before long.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blogs.blackberry.com/2014/07/blackberry-assistant/">Inside BlackBerry</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/dont-adjust-your-monitor-really-blackberrys-new-phone/news">Don&rsquo;t adjust your monitor &mdash; this really is BlackBerry&rsquo;s new phone</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="1200" title="BlackBerry Assistant" alt="BlackBerry Assistant" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-assistant-2.png?1405680249" /> </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"> BlackBerry&#039;s Siri-a-like revealed </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-gets-its-own-personal-assistant-starting-passport/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-gets-its-own-personal-assistant-starting-passport/news#comments BlackBerry Phablets Smartphones Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:46:44 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1442298 at http://www.stuff.tv InkCase Plus: an always-on E Ink second screen for your smartphone http://www.stuff.tv/inkcase-plus-always-e-ink-second-screen-your-smartphone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new improved version of the low power companion display is now seeking your backing on Kickstarter </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="InkCase Plus: an always-on E Ink second screen for your smartphone" alt="InkCase Plus: an always-on E Ink second screen for your smartphone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/inkcase-plus-main.jpg?1405520496" /> </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="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</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><strong>InkCase? I remember that from earlier in the year&hellip;</strong><br />Good memory! Yes, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/yotaphone/inkcase-brings-e-ink-second-screen-your-iphone/news">first InkCase</a> was shown off back in February at Mobile World Congress &ndash; but this is the InkCase Plus, and it&rsquo;s a wee bit better all round?</p> <p><strong>How so?</strong><br />Well, the first InkCase was basically just an E Ink screen inside a case into which your phone slotted. It used Bluetooth to connect to said phone and could run just three apps.</p> <p>The InkCase Plus is less, well, of a case. It looks a bit like a phone or an e-reader, in fact, and has hardware buttons on the front that allow you to control select functions on your phone: answering a call; controlling music playback; turning the pages of an ebook; triggering the camera shutter etc. It still connects via Bluetooth, of course.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So it&rsquo;s not even a case?</strong><br />Not on its own, but you can use the FitCase to pair it with selected Android phones in a folio case-like fashion. Then it&rsquo;ll allow you to view notifications, answer calls, look at maps and pictures and control the functions mentioned above without even having to look at your phone. It&rsquo;s also weatherproof, so you don&rsquo;t need a case, er, for the case.</p> <p><strong>Sounds like it&rsquo;ll prolong my phone&rsquo;s battery life</strong><br />That&rsquo;s one of the main advantages. Apparently the average person turns on their phone 110 times a day and each time that&rsquo;ll drain some power. With the InkCase Plus, you won&rsquo;t need to do that so much. Also, it&rsquo;ll let you read ebooks for 19 straight hours &ndash; a phone like the Samsung Galaxy S4 will croak after four.</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 FitCase allows you to keep your InkCase and phone together" alt="The FitCase allows you to keep your InkCase and phone together" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/inkcase-plus-fitcase.jpg?1405520496" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What are its vital stats?</strong><br />There&rsquo;s a 3.5in E Ink screen in a body that&rsquo;s 108 x 57 x 5mm in size and 45g in weight. The 500mAh battery gives you eight hours of continuous operation, 2000 ebook page turns or seven days of standby time. Oh, and the InkCase Plus will work with any phone running Android 4.3 or higher &ndash; whether there&rsquo;s a FitCase for your particular phone, however, is a different matter: it&rsquo;s not clear precisely which models (other than the Samsung Galaxy S5) will have a FitCase made for them yet.</p> <p><strong>How can I get one?</strong><br />InkCase Plus is currently in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign. It&rsquo;s already beaten its target, but backing the campaign to the tune of US$89 (&pound;50) can still nab you an early bird deal, with October 2014 as the estimated delivery date. The creators say the full retail price for an InkCase Plus and FitCase will be over US$139 (&pound;80).</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/378232716/inkcase-plus-e-ink-screen-for-android-phone" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">INKCASE YOU&rsquo;RE BORED, HERE&rsquo;S MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="InkCase Plus is waterproof and rugged, say its makers" alt="InkCase Plus is waterproof and rugged, say its makers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/inkplus-on-bike.jpg?1405520496" /> </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"> Just InkCase </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The E Ink second screen for your phone </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Hot Stuff Smartphones Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:02:51 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1442253 at http://www.stuff.tv