Smartphones http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/features en-GB Beta yourself: Smartphone Photography http://www.stuff.tv/smartphone-photography/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Think taking photos with your phone is just about analogue filters? Let Stuff show you how to unleash your mobile&#039;s award-winning talents... </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="Tips and tricks for great smartphone photography" alt="Tips and tricks for great smartphone photography" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/phones.jpg?1408798981" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Smartphone cameras may be getting better all the time, but most smartphone photographers are just as lazy as ever.</p> <p>Far too many image galleries are still little more than holding pens for unfocused night-before shots, cookery failures, and heavily filtered snaps of all the coffee you drink.</p> <p>Well it doesn&#39;t have to be that way.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Concentrate on Concept </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you want to make an impression with professional-looking photos, think about what you&#39;re trying say. Centre subjects or push them to the edge of the frame to make us wonder whether they&#39;re coming or going.</p> <p>Aim to surprise, by using scale to make small items look large or vice versa, or perspective to flatten objects in the foreground.</p> <p>Anything that challenges your audience is more likely to make an impression. Shooting a series of photographs is great because it adds a certain weight to your worldview; simple images repeated with intention often have a stronger impact than complex images without a story.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ios-7/slide-unlock-10-iphone-shortcuts-make-your-life-easier/feature">10 iPhone shortcuts to make your life easier</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="Photograph by Anthony Garcia (@Mousyisahotty)" alt="Tips and tricks for great smartphone photography" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/EyeEm-Mousyisahotty.jpg?1408798981" /> </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"> Basic Photo NO-NOS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the era of Instagram you might think anything without a filter looks bland - but remember there is no &#39;magic&#39; app (or &#39;magic&#39; combination of 15 apps) that will transform your selfie into an Annie Leibovitz triumph.</p> <p>Find one app that you feel comfortable with and stick to it. Practice makes the decisive moment perfect, and confidence is the key to good photography.</p> <p>Don&#39;t act like you&#39;re up to anything shady, especially when taking photos on the street, as people always notice someone trying to take a sneaky snap on their smartphone.</p> <p>Most importantly, <em>don&#39;t </em>forget to back up your work. Make sure your photos don&#39;t disappear by using a cloud service such as Dropbox, Google Drive or Flickr, which now gives you 1TB of space for free.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/25-free-apps-android/feature">The 30 best free Android apps</a></strong></p> </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="Photograph by Knight Vision (@rogerknight98)" alt="Tips and tricks for great smartphone photography" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eyem.com-stars.jpg?1408798981" /> </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"> Preparing the perfect photo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&#39;s nothing more frustrating than missing a magic photo moment, so always have your camera at the ready. Place your favourite camera app in a reachable spot, such as the bottom-right corner. Tap the power button to minimise it - now you&#39;ll be ready to shoot as soon as you swipe to unlock.</p> <p>Let your feet reach your subject: don&#39;t be tempted to use the digital zoom as it will only produce an ugly, pixellated image. If getting up close and personal isn&#39;t an option, take the photo without a zoom and crop it later using an app.</p> <p>Finally, if the scene you&#39;re photographing isn&#39;t time-critical, put your smartphone down somewhere secure and use the self-timer. Less contact with the phone means less chance of camera-shake. Burst mode is also good for reducing blur in a shot.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sunday-project-pick-one-our-top-10-free-online-courses/feature">Sunday Project - pick one of our top 10 free online courses and learn something new</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="Photograph by Markus Spiering (@spieri)" alt="Tips and tricks for great smartphone photography" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eyeem-photo.jpg?1408798981" /> </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"> Working with Poor Lighting </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>Lighting can make or break a photo, so always keep an eye out for your light source. Look for lamps, lanterns, spotlights or even moving light sources such as car headlights. Don&#39;t shoot against them, but use their glow to light a bigger part of the scene.</p> <p>At crowded events such as concerts use the light behind performers to add contrast and create interesting sillouhettes. Most smartphones don&#39;t allow you to control shutter speed, but you can simulate this effect for long-exposure shots using the Slow Shutter cam app (&pound;0.69, IOS).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/your-smartphone-can-capture-experiences-watch-forever-they-shouldnt-be-experience/feature">Your smartphone can capture experiences to watch forever, but they shouldn&#39;t be the experience</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="Photograph by chapumin (@chapumin)" alt="Tips and tricks for great smartphone photography" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eyem.com_chapumin.jpg?1408798981" /> </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"> Additional Accessories </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 good shot comes down chiefly to technique, but there are some accessories that will make all the difference. A spare phone battery pack is the difference between destiny and despair on long days. Get one like the 6000mAh SwitchEasy Tanks (&pound;45, amazon.co.uk).</p> <p>For photographers moving on to advanced shots such as star trails, a mini-tripod is invaluable. The Gilf (&pound;18, amazon.co.uk) is great. Or check out Joby&#39;s Grip Tight range (Joby.com/smartphones).</p> <p>If you&#39;re a sucker for a fisheye effect, pick up an Olloclip 4-in-1photo lens (&pound;60, store.apple.com/uk) and play around with its fisheye, wide-angle and macro lenses.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature">iCheapskate - the 38 best free apps for iPhone and iPad</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="Photograph by Jim Blackstock (@patterncapturer)" alt="Tips and tricks for great smartphone photography" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eyem-wall.jpg?1408798981" /> </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"> Tricks </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>Use apps for added effect: download Camera+ (&pound;1.49, iOS) and Blender (&pound;2, iOS), then take one photo of your background and another with you in the foreground. Use Blender to combine the images.</p> <p>Embrace puddleography for a natural effect - using puddles to reflect your scene can add depth and complexity to a shot. Get low and hold your phone upside down, with the camera close to the water.</p> <p>Tired of downloadable apps? Get a Blue Peter vibe by using coloured wine glasses, sunglasses, a magnifying glass or film negatives to create your own filters for instagram-trumping shots.</p> <p><em>Words by Flo Meissner</em></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="1200" height="900" title="Photograph by Brian Podolsky (@brianpodolsky)" alt="Tips and tricks for great smartphone photography" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eyem.com-bike-puddleography_0.jpg?1408798981" /> </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"> Level Up With... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>EYEEM (&pound;free, eyeem.com) </strong></p> <p>More than just another Instagram clone with retro filters, EyeEm&#39;s site is packed with features that complement its slick smartphone app. Its blog is a fine source of tips from phone-loving pro photographers, while the EyeEm Market (currently invite-only) promises to let you turn a coin from your best snaps.</p> <p><strong>PHOTOJOJO PHONEOGRAPHY 101 (US$10, photojojo.com/university)</strong></p> <p>This four-week online course is for anyone looking to go to smartphone-snapping school. You get two emails a week containing lessons and challenges, all of which are tailored to your flavour of smartphone (iOS or Android). The Photojojo store sells some nifty accessories, too.</p> <p><strong>WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2014 (&pound;free, nhm.ac.uk)</strong></p> <p>It&#39;s too late to enter it this year, but the exhibition (at London&#39;s Natural History Museum in October) is always an eyeball-pleasing destination. Increasingly smartphone-friendly, in 2013 it featured an iPhone photo and there&#39;s also now a new category for under-17 phone photographers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphone-photography/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/smartphone-photography/feature#comments Photography 101 Smartphones Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:48:02 +0000 Emily P Burt 1445285 at http://www.stuff.tv Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9983 leaks, sure to be hilariously expensive http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-p-9983-leaks-sure-be-hilariously-expensive/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another year, another high-end BlackBerry with a bit of Porsche mystique </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="Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9983" alt="Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9983" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blackberry-p9983.png?1408738443" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the past two years, BlackBerry has enlisted the considerable talents of Porsche Design to develop a rather pricey special edition handset, and it&rsquo;s happening again with the upcoming P&rsquo;9983.</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>N4BB pegs the launch in late Q3 this year, with a price point likely to come in around USD$2000 (&pound;1200). Last year&rsquo;s Porsche Design P&rsquo;9982 (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-z10-handset-works/news">the Z10 riff</a>) was &pound;1400 here, however, so it may well sport a higher tag once it&rsquo;s actually available in the UK.</p> <p>BlackBerry reportedly sees this as a device for &ldquo;the expectations and purchase behaviours of the affluent and wealthy,&rdquo; so if that&rsquo;s you, boy does the company have a smartphone for you this autumn.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://n4bb.com/blackberry-porsche-design-p9983-khan/">N4BB</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/22/6056001/oh-no-theres-another-porsche-design-blackberry">The Verge</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 - 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="936" title="Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9983" alt="Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9983" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-p9983-compare.jpg?1408738443" /> </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/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-p-9983-leaks-sure-be-hilariously-expensive/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/porsche-design-blackberry-p-9983-leaks-sure-be-hilariously-expensive/news#comments BlackBerry Porsche Smartphones Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:12:39 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1445641 at http://www.stuff.tv OPINION: Why I’m dreading the bigger iPhone 6 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/why-i-m-dreading-bigger-iphone-6/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Craig Grannell doesn’t want a larger iPhone, unless it ‘magically’ works in one hand </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="Apple iPhone 6 render by Martin Hajek (www.martinhajek.com)" alt="Apple iPhone 6 render by Martin Hajek (www.martinhajek.com)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6.jpg?1408721354" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When Apple fans can tear themselves away from frothing about the prospect of an iWatch, their gaze falls squarely on the iPhone 6.</p> <p>Nothing official is known about the next iteration of Apple&rsquo;s smartphone, but the rumour mill&rsquo;s for months screamed its lungs out that it&rsquo;ll be bigger than the svelte, pocketable <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5s</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>OK, so that might be a teensy overstatement, peppered with a hint of grouchiness &ndash;&nbsp;but I&rsquo;m not sold on the relentless sprint towards ginormophones. I was one of the few people who recoiled in horror when hearing credible rumours about the iPhone 5&rsquo;s taller screen.</p> <p>I happened to be perfectly happy with my iPhone 4s, sporting a natty 960-by-640 display &ndash; a 3:2 aspect ratio that worked really well with a wide range of apps. Mostly, though, in not possessing banana thumbs, I liked how the iPhone 4s could be used one-handed, which was convenient when zooming about town or lazing about on the sofa.</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-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 and Samsung Galaxy S5" alt="Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone_6_leak_galaxy_s5_white_gsmarena_0.jpg?1408721354" /> </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>Eventually, I got my hands on an iPhone 5s, and although I eventually <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/how-iphone-5s-made-me-fall-love-iphone-all-over-again/feature" target="_blank">grew fond of it</a>, I&rsquo;ve never gotten over that screen size. Apple at the time released a comical commercial showing how, yes, you could still reach every part of the screen with a thumb.</p> <p>If you had a big enough thumb. And quite large hands. And didn&rsquo;t really care about cramp. But the iPhone 5 form-factor never offered the same level of comfort as its predecessor, even if it did provide a bit more screen real estate.</p> <p>But now the high end of the market &ndash;&nbsp;the profitable bit Apple loves so much &ndash;&nbsp;is galloping towards ever-larger screens, and the iPhone&rsquo;s set to follow.</p> <p>I assume people&rsquo;s infatuation with huge smartphones is driven by wanting just one device to be a computer for everything. And if screens are too small, they&rsquo;re seen as &lsquo;lesser&rsquo; for watching films, playing games and surfing the web. (Actually making a phone call is, according to a fictional survey I just made up, now only the 75th most likely thing people do on a smartphone, sandwiched awkwardly between &lsquo;use that truly hilarious new selfie app that adds a funny hat&rsquo; and &lsquo;actually bother to check into LinkedIn&rsquo;.)</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/O99m7lebirE" 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="604" height="453" title="Apple iPhone 6l shell" alt="Apple iPhone 6l shell" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6l-01.jpg?1408721354" /> </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>The thing is, now I&rsquo;m armed with a newborn, I&rsquo;m rediscovering the joy of having a device I can use reasonably well with one hand, given that the other is usually occupied holding said newborn and the copious quantities of milk said newborn is imbibing.</p> <p>Lengthy glugging sessions become twinned with trips to Twitter or far too many games of Threes! I look at mock-ups of the iPhone 6, one at least as large as my unwieldy Nexus, and one that&rsquo;s essentially an iPad mini, and groan about a future that will be just fine, provided I only ever need to reach about 80 per cent of the display.</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 render by Martin Hajek (www.martinhajek.com)" alt="Apple iPhone 6 render by Martin Hajek (www.martinhajek.com)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-render-01.jpg?1408721354" /> </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>I wonder what this is all leading to. Will giant iPhones usher in the death of the iPad? Will every iPhone 6 not only come with a USB cable, but also an iThumbStretcher? Will the iPhone 5s be the last great small smartphone, leaving those who prefer that form factor doomed to pick the least awful device from a desperate race to the bottom between Android manufacturers hell-bent on marketshare over profit? Will the iPhone 6L be suitable for sheltering a small family during a torrential downpour, which they might have been able to avoid entirely had they only been able to use a weather app one-handed while walking home?</p> <p>All I know is this is looking to be the first iPhone I won&rsquo;t really want, but I&rsquo;m sure I&rsquo;ll crack at some point and buy one anyway. And with my iPad, I can at least get in some practice as to what using Apple&rsquo;s giant iPhone will be like.</p> <p><em>iPhone 6 renders by Martin Hajek (<a href="http://www.martinhajek.com" target="_blank">www.martinhajek.com</a>)</em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 preview: everything you need to know</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="940" height="705" title="Apple iPhone 6 render by Martin Hajek (www.martinhajek.com)" alt="Apple iPhone 6 render by Martin Hajek (www.martinhajek.com)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-render-martin-hajek.jpg?1408721354" /> </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/why-i-m-dreading-bigger-iphone-6/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/why-i-m-dreading-bigger-iphone-6/feature#comments Apple iPhone 6 Opinion Smartphones Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:28:39 +0000 Stephen Graves 1445625 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple could drop 32GB iPhone 6 and launch 128GB model http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-could-drop-32gb-iphone-6-and-launch-128gb-model/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A leaked technical document confirms a 128GB iPhone 6, but doesn’t indicate anything about a 32GB unit </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="iPhone 6 alert: Apple might not produce a 32GB model, but a 128GB one instead " alt="iPhone 6 alert: Apple might not produce a 32GB model, but a 128GB one instead " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ip_2.jpeg?1408709697" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple could be bulking up the storage capacity of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6</a>&nbsp;to 128GB.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/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"> More storage = more expensive unit </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 upcoming smartphone is also expected to include a thinner, rounder form factor, a larger and higher-res <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rumour-sapphire-screens-reserved-only-premium-iphone-6-models/news">display with sapphire screens</a>, as well as <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iphone-6-will-apparently-sport-wireless-charging-and-nfc-support-features/news">wireless charging and NFC support features</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p>We can&rsquo;t wait for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/rumour-samsung-launching-note-4-apple-showing-iphone-september/news">9 September to finally put an end to all this speculation</a>&nbsp;and find out what exactly Apple has in store for us.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6 preview: everything you need to know</a>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.sg/apple-document-claims-existence-of-a-128gb-iphone-6-2014-8/#.U_ac8sfEaRc" target="_blank">Business Insider</a>, image: <a href="http://www.weibo.com/p/1001593746053840081450" target="_blank">Weibo</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="iPhone 6 alert: Apple might not produce a 32GB model, but a 128GB one instead " alt="iPhone 6 alert: Apple might not produce a 32GB model, but a 128GB one instead " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ip6.jpg?1408709697" /> </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/apple-could-drop-32gb-iphone-6-and-launch-128gb-model/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-could-drop-32gb-iphone-6-and-launch-128gb-model/news#comments Apple iPhone 6 Smartphones Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:14:58 +0000 Stephen Graves 1445620 at http://www.stuff.tv Here’s the first official pic of the Motorola Moto X+1 http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/here-s-first-official-pic-motorola-moto-x1/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Retiring tipster extraordinaire @evleaks hands out one last &quot;gift&quot; before he quits </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="Here’s the first official pic of the Motorola Moto X+1" alt="Here’s the first official pic of the Motorola Moto X+1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/evleaks-moto-xplus1.jpg?1408698116" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wondering what the Motorola Moto X&rsquo;s successor, the Moto X+1, is going to look like? Well, wonder no more, because serial smartphone-outer @evleaks has posted what appears to be an official press shot of the upcoming handset.</p> <p>The Moto X was a phone we liked very much (read our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">full Moto X review</a> to find out precisely why) and we&rsquo;re hoping its replacement builds on that, but so far we don&rsquo;t know a whole lot about it.</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"> Wood you believe it? </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>Rumours point to a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-x1-52in-1080p-screen-and-12mp-camera-could-be-way/news">5.2in screen 1080p screen, a 12MP camera and a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor</a> &ndash; and while the new images don&rsquo;t confirm or deny any of that, they do confirm that the wooden finish option will still be available. Wood fans around the world, you can rest easy.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll likely know everything about the phone on 4th September, when Motorola seems set to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-event-4th-september-moto-360-and-new-smartphones-expected/news">officially unveil it</a> alongside its Moto 360 smartwatch and Moto G budget smartphone replacement. So make sure you check back then for a big old mobile news explosion.</p> <p>A quick postscript to all this: @evleaks is about to stop being a leaker. Evan Blass, the man behind the account, framed the Moto X+1 image as a &ldquo;retirement gift&rdquo; &ndash; one last leak before he goes. Blass suffers from MS, and has found that running @evleaks full-time doesn&rsquo;t generate enough income to cover his medical bills. An <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/evleaks-fund" target="_blank">Indiegogo campaign</a> to help Blass has been set up in the last few weeks, but as of now one of the most reliable leakers in tech is hanging up his hat.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/502570558295638016" target="_blank">@evleaks</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> Motorola Smartphones Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:59:05 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1445608 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Samsung’s handy multi-device charger, 24-hour Xbox One game trials, and contactless donkey ride payments finally a reality http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/fully-charged-samsung-s-multi-device-charger-24-hour-xbox-one-game-trials-and-contactless-pa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don’t miss our roundup of news odds and ends from all around the tech world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Multi-Charging Wall Charger" alt="Samsung Multi-Charging Wall Charger" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-multicharger.jpg?1408689181" /> </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/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung’s triple-device charger solves a mounting problem </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung currently sells smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, headsets, and quite a bit more in the handheld department. Coming soon? Perhaps the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-solo-watchphone-be-revealed-next-month/news">Gear Solo</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oculus/leaked-samsungs-vr-headset-picture-spotted-online/news">Gear VR</a>, among surely many others. If you&rsquo;re entrenched in Samsung&rsquo;s device ecosystem, keeping everything charged is probably already a challenge, and it&rsquo;s only going to get worse.</p> <p>Enter the company&rsquo;s new Multi-Charging Wall Charger, a smart plug that can split an electric current across up to three devices hooked up via standard microUSB (which means it works with non-Samsung devices as well). The Max 2A signal is automatically divided based on how many devices are attached, and while more means longer waits, it&rsquo;s perfect for overnight charging without crowding your wall sockets or USB ports.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s priced at US$39.99 (about &pound;24) and will be available soon from Samsung&#39;s US store, though no word yet on worldwide availability.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones-accessories/ET-KG900JWESTA">Samsung</a> via <a href="https://bgr.com/2014/08/21/samsung-multi-charging-wall-charger/">BGR</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">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-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"> Daylong game trials coming to Xbox One </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 appears that free 24-hour game trials of certain titles are coming to Xbox Live Gold members using Xbox One, thanks to a report from a user in Microsoft&rsquo;s ongoing preview program. An image posted on Reddit shows &ldquo;Free Play Day with Gold&rdquo; listed atop a game, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, while an unrelated Twitter exchange between Xbox Support and another user seems to confirm the concept.</p> <p>Considering how consistently great Sony&rsquo;s free games have been for PlayStation Plus, it feels like Microsoft has been playing catch-up with creating additional value for its paid Xbox Live Gold subscriptions. A game that you can potentially play in full for an entire day? Depending on the game selection, that could be a very great thing indeed.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://i.imgur.com/ZRazKDw.jpg">Reddit</a> via <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/21/6052923/xbox-free-demo-24-hour">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-one-s-huge-august-update-now-available/news">Xbox One&rsquo;s huge August update is now available</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="895" title="Free Play Day" alt="Free Play Day" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xbox-freeplayday.jpg?1408689181" /> </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"> Finally! Contactless donkey ride payments a thing </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>Once upon a time, kids without a small amount of change would be unable to ride the donkeys at Blackpool Beach. Imagine them sitting on the sand, bawling their little eyes out because mum and dad didn&rsquo;t carry any cash or coins. It&rsquo;s a heartbreaking image.</p> <p>&ldquo;Over the years I&rsquo;ve had to turn hundreds of kids away because mums and dads don&rsquo;t have the cash on them to pay for a ride on Dillon [the donkey] &ndash; and the beach is often the last place you want to be carrying lots of change,&rdquo; says Mark Ineson, owner of Real Donkeys, clearly longing for a modern solution to this sad scenario while also seemingly acknowledging the futility of his business model.</p> <p>But it&rsquo;s an issue no more, thanks to Barclaycard, which has created the &ldquo;UK&rsquo;s first payment saddle&rdquo; for Dillon. Now parents at Blackpool with contactless credit or debit cards can simply tap and let their children enjoy the finer things in life. Such as riding a beach burro.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ees-cash-tap-app-lets-you-ditch-your-oyster-card-london-buses/news">You can now pay your bus fare with a tap of your 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="799" title="Contactless payment donkeys" alt="Contactless payment donkeys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/contactless-donkeys.JPG?1408689181" /> </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"> Save the world with squats in Superhero Workout </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Getting fit can be a real pain (in more ways than one), but developer Six to Start knows that adding gaming elements to your workout can make a world of difference - as it&rsquo;s shown in the past with The Walk and the immensely popular Zombies, Run! for mobile phones.</p> <p>The company&#39;s latest mobile and tablet app is Superhero Workout, out now for iOS (&pound;2.99) and this autumn for Android, which uses the device&rsquo;s camera for motion-sensing tech that delivers on-the-fly readings of your workouts. But more than that, it gives you a reason to sweat, with quick routines that read actions like punches as energy blasts. And it works with the Apple TV, which lets you better position your iOS device for motion sensing.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/superhero-workout/id884178077?mt=8">App Store</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple-could-be-making-fitness-band-your-barbell/news">Apple could be making a fitness band&hellip; for your barbell</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/UbslAzz1Lh4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/fully-charged-samsung-s-multi-device-charger-24-hour-xbox-one-game-trials-and-contactless-pa#comments iOS apps Samsung Smartphones Smartwatches Xbox One Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1445592 at http://www.stuff.tv LG’s L Series smartphones offer G3 features with lower specs and prices http://www.stuff.tv/android/ifa-2014/lg-s-l-series-smartphones-offer-g3-features-lower-specs-and-prices/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> L Fino and L Bello 3G handsets promise accessible pricing with some solid perks </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 L Series" alt="LG L Series" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-l-series.jpg?1408645199" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The LG G3 is our current pick for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten">best smartphone in the world</a>, but for those who want some of LG&rsquo;s latest flagship features without paying flagship prices, the L Series handsets might do the trick.</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>Meanwhile, the L Fino weighs in with a 4.5in IPS display at 800x480, with the quad-core processor hitting 1.2Ghz alongside 1GB RAM and 4GB of storage. It also runs 4.4.2 KitKat and has an 8MP main camera with a VGA camera up front, plus a smaller 1,900mAh battery.</p> <p>Despite their differences, both offer a rear key plus Knock Code security functionality, as well as the optional QuickCircle Case that leaves a small window of the screen visible for some functionality. Both also have Gesture Shot, Touch &amp; Shoot, and Front Camera Light photography features available.</p> <p>We we don&rsquo;t have as of now are price points for either phone or UK availability details. LG says that the L Series will kick off in Latin America this month before reaching Europe and beyond sometime thereafter, and they&rsquo;ll be shown at IFA in Berlin in a couple short weeks.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.lgnewsroom.com/newsroom/contents/64630">LG</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3 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="700" title="LG L Bello" alt="LG L Bello" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-bello.jpg?1408645199" /> </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/ifa-2014/lg-s-l-series-smartphones-offer-g3-features-lower-specs-and-prices/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/ifa-2014/lg-s-l-series-smartphones-offer-g3-features-lower-specs-and-prices/news#comments Android G3 IFA 2014 LG Smartphones Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:16:53 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1445548 at http://www.stuff.tv IFA 2014: what to expect at Europe's biggest tech show http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-4/ifa-2014/ifa-2014-what-expect-europes-biggest-tech-show/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From the Note 4 to the Xperia Z3 to a whole load of new laptops, there&#039;ll be plenty on show in Berlin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 concept render" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 concept render" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/note-4-render.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are few product launches that can compete with a new iPhone in the anticipation stakes, but we&#39;re certain to get at least one at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ifa-2014" target="_blank">IFA 2014</a>.</p> <p>Samsung will use the&nbsp;Berlin tech show, which runs from September 5-10, to reveal the Galaxy Note 4 - and expectations surrounding a new phone have rarely been higher.</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/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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"> Asus </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>Asus tends to throw ideas at the wall and see what sticks &ndash; remember that dual-booting Windows/Android tab it announced at CES?</p> <p>So anything could happen at IFA. One thing that we do know is coming is an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/asus/ifa-2014/asus-android-wear-smartwatch-likely-ifa-next-month/news" target="_blank">Asus smartwatch</a>; the manufacturer was announced as an Android Wear partner, and it&#39;s teased an image of a smartwatch ahead of IFA. Unlike Motorola and LG&#39;s efforts, the Asus Android Wear smartwatch is expected to be a budget offering, which could undercut the LG G Watch&#39;s &pound;160 price tag.</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="Asus smartwatch" alt="Asus smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-smartwatch-tease.jpg?1408673857" /> </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"> Huawei </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>Huawei is set to refresh its smartphone range at IFA, with the next generation of the Ascend Mate set to be the highlight of its line-up. The Ascend Mate 7 is widely expected to pack a fingerprint sensor; invites to its media event feature a fingerprint graphic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.gsmdome.com/huawei-ascend-mate-7-mt7-c00-gets-certification-tenaa" target="_blank">Certification details</a> point to the Mate 7 arriving with a 1.8GHz Kirin 920 processor, 2GB RAM, a 13MP main camera, a&nbsp;6.1in 1080p display&nbsp;and 16GB internal storage, while previous AnTuTu benchmarks revealed an&nbsp;ARM Mali-T624 MP4 graphics chip.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gforgames.com/gadgets/huawei-ascend-mate-7-pics-fingerprint-scanner-44832/" target="_blank">Leaked pics</a>&nbsp;showing a Huawei phone with a 720p display and&nbsp;1GB RAM, plus a fingerprint sensor, are believed to show the Mate 7&#39;s mid-range cousin, the G7.</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="Huawei IFA teaser" alt="Huawei IFA teaser" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/huawei-ifa-2014-teaser.jpg?1408673857" /> </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="Huawei Ascend G7" alt="Huawei Ascend G7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ascend-mate-7_3.jpg?1408673857" /> </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="Huawei Ascend G7" alt="Huawei Ascend G7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ascend-mate-7_1.jpg?1408673857" /> </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="Huawei Ascend G7" alt="Huawei Ascend G7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ascend-mate-7_2.jpg?1408673857" /> </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"> LG </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>LG has a lot of kit lined up for IFA, if the rumour mill is to be believed. Leading the charge is the <a href="http://www.itechpost.com/articles/12484/20140728/lg-g3-prime-to-launch-in-september-unveiling-expected-at-ifa-2014.htm" target="_blank">LG G3 Prime</a>, an updated version of LG&#39;s flagship smartphone with improved specs. It&#39;s reportedly similar to the Korea-exclusive G3 Cat 6, with a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB RAM.</p> <p>LG could also be gunning for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with an LG G3 Stylus, accidentally leaked in a YouTube video. Unlike the Note 4, though, the G3 Stylus looks set to be a mid-range model &ndash; leaked specs suggest that it&#39;ll pack a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, an 8MP camera and a 5.7in 1080p screen.</p> <p>LG is also reportedly planning to launch a new smartwatch, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-reportedly-planning-g-watch-2-reveal-ifa-september/news" target="_blank">LG G Watch 2</a> &ndash; a mere two months after the G Watch&#39;s debut. Assuming this absurdly short product life cycle is correct, the new model is expected to pack an AMOLED display that delivers deeper blacks.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G3 Stylus" alt="LG G3 Stylus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g3-stylus.jpg?1408673857" /> </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="604" height="453" title="LG G Watch" alt="LG G Watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g-watch_0_0.jpg?1408673857" /> </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"> Microsoft/Nokia </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>Microsoft and Nokia look set to keep pushing camera tech as the big selling point for their smartphones; a leaked video has revealed has shown off a <a href="http://weibo.com/u/1921644117?from=profile&amp;wvr=5&amp;loc=infdomain" target="_blank">Lumia 830</a> phone with the same massive 20MP PureView camera found in the Lumia 1020. The Windows 8.1 phone is also expected to pack a 4.5in 720P display and a microSD card slot for storing all your snaps. The rumours are backed up by Microsoft&#39;s official press invite, which teases the camera module seen in leaked snaps of the phone.</p> <p>Microsoft&#39;s also expected to launch a <a href="http://www.nokiapoweruser.com/2014/08/08/lumia730-to-have-a-dual-sim-variant-official-looking-orange-color-render-leaked-in-china/" target="_blank">Lumia 730</a> midrange phone, with leaked specs pointing to a 4.7in 720p screen, a Snapdragon 400 procesor and Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB RAM, a 6.7MP rear camera and 8GB storage. Among its more interesting features are dual-SIM capability and a 5MP front snapper &ndash; evidence that Microsoft is hopping aboard the selfie bandwagon?</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="Microsoft/Nokia at IFA 2014" alt="Microsoft/Nokia at IFA 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-ifa-2014.jpg?1408673857" /> </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="Nokia Lumia 830" alt="Nokia Lumia 830" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-830-01.jpg?1408673857" /> </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="Nokia Lumia 830" alt="Nokia Lumia 830" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-830-1.jpg?1408673857" /> </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"> Motorola </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Motorola has sent out invites to a launch event on 4 September in Chicago ahead of a global announcement &ndash; and they&#39;re anything but subtle. The <a href="http://newfrommoto.com/" target="_blank">teaser site</a> shows images of two phones marked &quot;X&quot; and &quot;G&quot;, a round watch and what looks like a Bluetooth headset. The first three are simple enough to guess &ndash; the rumoured replacements for the Moto X and Moto G, and the Moto 360 smartwatch.</p> <p>Leaked specs from a <a href="http://www.livrarialogos.com/3973947-Smartphone-Moto-X-1-Preto" target="_blank">Brazilian retailer</a> point to the Moto X+1 (or X2) arriving with a 5.2in 1080p display, a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory; power will likely come from a 2,900mAh battery, while the phone also features microSD support, a 12MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Serial Twitter leaker <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/455310263382601728" target="_blank">@evleaks</a>&nbsp;has also revealed the backplate options list for the X2, including four different woods, four leather colour choices and &quot;warm, neutral and cool&quot; colour options.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">Moto 360</a> is the first circular Android Wear smartwatch; a leak from Best Buy points to a US price of around US$250 (&pound;150), a 1.5in, 320x290 screen covered by Gorilla Glass 3, waterproofing to 1.1m, and (unsurprisingly) a heart-rate monitor and pedometer.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">Moto 360 preview: everything you need to know</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="Motorola at IFA 2014" alt="Motorola at IFA 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Motorola.jpg?1408673857" /> </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="604" height="453" title="Moto 360" alt="Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen-shot-2014-08-07-at-10.37.14_1.jpg?1408673857" /> </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="Moto X+1 (X2) colour options" alt="Moto X+1 (X2) colour options" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/evleaks-x2.jpg?1408673857" /> </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"> Panasonic </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>Panasonic looks set to focus on home automation this year, sending out an invite to a press conference that includes &quot;connected home entertainment and photography, to smart kitchen appliances, latest beauty products and more.&quot; It&#39;s accompanied by a graphic showing tech being used in different rooms, including the bathroom and kitchen.</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="Panasonic at IFA 2014" alt="Panasonic at IFA 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-ifa.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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>The biggest launch of IFA 2014 &ndash; both literally and figuratively &ndash; is set to be the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 4</a>. The latest incarnation of Samsung&#39;s phablet is expected to ditch the plastic build of its predecessor for a metal frame, reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Its specs are due for an overhaul, too &ndash; with a rumoured 2K screen, 64-bit processor and LTE-A connectivity.</p> <p>The Note 4 will also reportedly pack a 12MP camera with OIS, and a 3.7MP selfie-snapper &ndash; and a relatively low price tag. One Indonesian site inadvertently put up a pre-order page with a price of around &pound;490, though we&#39;ll have to wait until after Samsung&#39;s Unpacked event on 3 September for confirmation.</p> <p>Also expected to put in an appearance at Unpacked is a new smartwatch, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-solo-watchphone-be-revealed-next-month/news" target="_blank">Gear Solo</a> &ndash; which could feature its own SIM card for making calls and sending texts.</p> <p>Finally, Samsung&#39;s expected to take the wraps off its long-rumoured <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oculus/leaked-samsungs-vr-headset-picture-spotted-online/news" target="_blank">Gear VR</a> headset &ndash; designed as an accessory for its Galaxy phones, the headset has reportedly been produced in collaboration with virtual reality wizards Oculus.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 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="Samsung Galaxy Note 4" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-4-01_2.jpg?1408673857" /> </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="604" height="453" title="Samsung Gear VR" alt="Samsung Gear VR" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gearvr_0.jpg?1408673857" /> </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="Samsung round watch" alt="Samsung round watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-round-watch2_0.jpg?1408673857" /> </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"> Sony </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>Sony is bringing the big guns to IFA &ndash; it&#39;s expected to launch its second flagship smartphone of the year, in the form of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review" target="_blank">Xperia Z3</a>. Leaked snaps showing off a slightly curvier design, while upgrades are expected to include a 2.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. In other areas, it&#39;s business as usual; both the camera and screen look set to be holdovers from the Z2, with a 20.7MP Exmor R sensor and G lens and 5.15in Full HD display. Spy shots have also revealed the existence of an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/glimpse-next-mini-smartphone-king-sony-xperia-z3-compact-gets-shot-wild/news" target="_blank">Xperia Z3 Compact</a> &ndash; likely sporting a 4.3in screen.</p> <p>Sony&#39;s also rumoured to be prepping a <a href="http://www.digi-wo.com/thread-20997-1-1.html" target="_blank">Smartwatch 3</a> for a launch at IFA &ndash; it&#39;s said to retain the original&#39;s square design, while adding a transflective screen for better visibility. Whether it&#39;ll feature Google&#39;s Android Wear OS, though, is open to debate.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z3 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="604" height="453" title="Sony Xperia Z3" alt="Sony Xperia Z3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-z3-back.jpg?1408673857" /> </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="604" height="453" title="Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" alt="Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xperia-z3-compact-leak.jpg?1408673857" /> </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"> What about Apple? </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>Apple isn&#39;t going to IFA &ndash; it doesn&#39;t like to mingle with the competition &ndash; but it is likely to steal everyone&#39;s thunder with its own launch event, expected to fall on 9 September.</p> <p>Apple&#39;s event is likely to showcase the new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6</a>, a 4.7in smartphone; it&#39;s possible that a larger <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/55in-iphone-6-shell-revealed-new-pics/news" target="_blank">5.5in iPhone 6L</a> may put in an appearance, too. And Apple could also be gearing up to launch its own foray into the smartwatch market with an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">iWatch </a>device.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 preview: everything you need to know</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-4/ifa-2014/ifa-2014-what-expect-europes-biggest-tech-show/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-4/ifa-2014/ifa-2014-what-expect-europes-biggest-tech-show/news#comments Galaxy Note 4 IFA 2014 Laptops Samsung Smartphones Smartwatches Sony TVs Xperia Z3 Xperia Z3 Compact Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:34:26 +0000 Marc McLaren 1444559 at http://www.stuff.tv 5.5in iPhone 6 shell revealed in new pics http://www.stuff.tv/apple/55in-iphone-6-shell-revealed-new-pics/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The plus-size 6L model is snapped alongside its smaller cousin in leaked spy shots </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="Apple iPhone 6L" alt="Apple iPhone 6L" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6l-01.jpg?1408616737" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>New leaked shots have added to the weight of evidence that Apple will unleash a 5.5in iPhone on the world next month.&nbsp;</p> <p>We&#39;ve already seen plenty of leaks showing off the 4.7in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6</a> in recent weeks, as its rumoured 9 September release date draws near. But until now&nbsp;its bigger cousin &ndash; a 5.5in phablet that purportedly goes by the name &quot;iPhone 6L&quot; &ndash; has proved more elusive.</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/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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>Several details point to it being the real deal rather than a mockup; the 5.5in shell features a cut-out Apple logo, as seen on spy shots of the 4.7in iPhone 6 (and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review" target="_blank">iPad mini with Retina display</a>). <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/20/first-photos-of-purported-55-inch-iphone-6-rear-shell-compare-part-to-47-inch-model" target="_blank">Apple Insider</a> also points out that the placement of screw bosses and other machining details match up with the smaller iPhone.&nbsp;</p> <p>Naturally, the larger iPhone 6 shell also follows the same design language as the smaller mode, with rounded edges, and a power button mounted on the side of the device.</p> <p>The larger iPhone is expected to pack a larger 2915mAh battery than the 4.7in iPhone&#39;s rumoured 1810mAh power pack, but further details of its internals have yet to be revealed.</p> <p>There&#39;s also speculation that production issues might mean that its release will be delayed &ndash; we should find out on or around 9 September.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.evasi0njailbreak.com/iphone-6-5.5-inch-leaked-housing/" target="_blank">evasi0njailbreak</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/20/first-photos-of-purported-55-inch-iphone-6-rear-shell-compare-part-to-47-inch-model" target="_blank">Apple Insider</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Get all the latest iPhone 6 news in our preview</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-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="Apple iPhone 6L" alt="Apple iPhone 6L" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6l-02.jpg?1408616737" /> </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 6L" alt="Apple iPhone 6L" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6l-03.jpg?1408616737" /> </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/55in-iphone-6-shell-revealed-new-pics/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/55in-iphone-6-shell-revealed-new-pics/news#comments Apple iPhone 6 Smartphones Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:08:53 +0000 Stephen Graves 1445512 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC One (M8) for Windows available now in the States http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-m8-windows-available-now-states/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s half the price of the Android version, but no word yet on a UK launch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One (M8) for Windows" alt="HTC One (M8) for Windows" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-onem8-winpho_1.png?1408505526" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Surprising absolutely nobody after <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-planning-one-m8-windows-phone-while-microsoft-plots-two-more-handsets/news">a series of leaks</a>, HTC today announced the HTC One (M8) for Windows, the Windows Phone variant of its flagship Android handset.</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>The HTC One (M8) for Windows runs Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box (and has a BlinkFeed app), with a quad-core, 2.3 Ghz Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB RAM found inside. It features the same Duo camera as its Android equivalent, and likewise offers the Dot View cover as an accessory.</p> <p>The handset is available today from Verizon in the States, but just like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/water-proof-htc-butterfly-2-will-fly-singapore-very-soon/news">HTC Butterfly 2 revealed in Japan today</a>, there&rsquo;s no indication yet of when to expect the HTC One (M8) for Windows in the United Kingdom.</p> <p>Considering its likelihood of being one of the absolute best Windows Phone devices to date - as the Android version remains one of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten">top phones in the world right now</a> - we can&rsquo;t imagine it&rsquo;ll be too long until it finds its way here.</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.htc.com/us/smartphones/htc-one-m8-windows/">HTC</a>, <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28856282">BBC</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/here-first-photo-htc-one-m8-windows/news">Here is the first photo of the HTC One (M8) for Windows</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="975" title="HTC One (M8) for Windows" alt="HTC One (M8) for Windows" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HTC%20One%20M8%20for%20Windows.png?1408505526" /> </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/htc/htc-one-m8-windows-available-now-states/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-m8-windows-available-now-states/news#comments HTC One (M8) Smartphones Windows Phone Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:40:34 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1445318 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC Butterfly 2 is the waterproof One (M8) you always wanted... http://www.stuff.tv/android/water-proof-htc-butterfly-2-will-fly-singapore-very-soon/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ...but you can&#039;t have it because it&#039;s only available in Asia. Curses! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC Butterfly 2 flutters into Asia" alt="HTC Butterfly 2 flutters into Asia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-butterfly-2.jpg?1408449596" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The rumours are true; HTC has just taken the wraps off its Butterfly 2 Android smartphone&nbsp;at a press event in Tokyo.</p> <p>We were one of the first to get our hands on the device, which is coming to Asian markets later in the year.&nbsp;The&nbsp;Butterfly 2 is based on the Japan-only high-end HTC J Butterfly, with a few new features to go along with its new moniker.</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"> dissecting the butterfly </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 Butterfly 2 weighs in at&nbsp;151g, and&nbsp;sports a 5in, 1080p full-HD display, a 13MP duo-camera back snapper with dual-sensor setup, a 5MP front-facing camera, Snapdragon 801 SoC, 2GB RAM and an option of 16GB or 32GB of internal memory (expandable to 128GB). It will run on Android 4.4 KitKat and have TDD-LTE connection capabilities.</p> <p>In addition, it&rsquo;s packed with HTC&#39;s standard added-value features, including the Sense 6 Android skin with BlinkFeed, Motion Launch and HTC BoomSound, amongst others. Oh, and this Butterfly can swim, too; it&#39;s IP57-certified for water and dust resistance (go ahead, we dare you to try dunking it in water).</p> <p>HTC has yet to declare local pricing and availability details, but we expect to see it over here by the end of next month. Stay tuned, we&rsquo;ll update the story as soon as we have more information.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/phunk-limited-edition-htc-one-m8-puts-bespoke-art-your-pocket/news" target="_blank">Phunk Limited Edition HTC One (M8) puts bespoke art in your pocket</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-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="638" height="425" title="HTC Butterfly 2 flutters into Asia" alt="HTC Butterfly 2 flutters into Asia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3118.JPG?1408449596" /> </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="638" height="425" title="HTC Butterfly 2 flutters into Asia" alt="HTC Butterfly 2 flutters into Asia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_3111.JPG?1408449596" /> </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/water-proof-htc-butterfly-2-will-fly-singapore-very-soon/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/water-proof-htc-butterfly-2-will-fly-singapore-very-soon/news#comments Android HTC J Butterfly Smartphones Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:53:52 +0000 Stephen Graves 1445289 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"> Absolutely everything we think we know about the iPhone 6. Tempted? UPDATED 18/07/14: iPhone 6 battery details leak – and it could come with a reversible USB Lightning cable </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="1280" height="960" title="So, what will the iPhone 6 look like?" alt="Apple iPhone 6 preview" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-render-martin-hajek.jpg?1408742436" /> </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&#39;s almost guaranteed that the iPhone 6&#39;s appearance 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, and Apple will get a lot of flak if the iPhone 6 turns out to be a 5s with faster innards.</p> <p>Thankfully, that doesn&#39;t look likely. The iPhone 6 body has leaked countless times over the past year in various forms, and now actual (and apparently genuine) production cases have made their way into the hands of online tech aficionados.</p> <p>The video above, courtesy of YouTube user iCrackUriDevice, shows off one of these rear cases, and it clearly shows off Apple&#39;s new design in all its glory.</p> <p>It&#39;s immediately obvious that the iPhone 6 will likely arrive with a bigger screen. The case is larger than the iPhone 5s, and its thinner, with a much rounder design.</p> <p>One big change is the relocation of the power button from the top to the right hand side, where it will be easily accessible with your thumb, Samsung Galaxy-style.</p> <p>Looking at the rear, the pill-shaped flash cutout has been replaced by a circular one, suggesting that Apple has either ditched its dual two-tone LED flash, or it&#39;s managed to cram both LEDs into a circular space.</p> <p>The volume buttons however, have appeared to do the reverse. They are now a thinner&nbsp;pill shape, falling in line with the iPod Touch, as opposed to the circular buttons currently found on the iPhone 5s.</p> <p>Looking at the internals of the case, we can see a slight recess over the Apple logo cutout. This, combined with the fact that previous Apple logos weren&#39;t left as cutouts, suggests that the logo will light up, like the ones found on its MacBook brothers.</p> <p>This is supported by previous photos leaked by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/news/2014/07/iphone_6_new_unseen_photos_could_confirm_light_up_notifications/" target="_blank">uSwitch</a>&nbsp;(with the aid of famed Apple leaker Sonny Dickson), which 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-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/" 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="600" height="450" title="Glow-tastic" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-logo_2.jpg?1408742436" /> </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>Back in June,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/exclusive_iphone_6_sized_up_to_galaxy_s5-news-8773.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>&nbsp;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></p> <p>The image shows off the expected larger screen, along with a clearly visible power switch on the right edge.&nbsp;</p> <p>Another iPhone 6 dummy leak courtesy of <a href="http://www.gforgames.com/gadgets/space-grey-iphone-6-vs-iphone-5s-htc-one-m8-44032/">G for Games</a>&nbsp;also emerged,&nbsp;this time apparently of a non-working dummy model.</p> <p>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.</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?1408742436" /> </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="1599" title="Kool and the gang" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-versus-iphone-5s-and-htc-one-m8_2.jpg?1408742436" /> </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>A trio of iPhone 6 dummy units in gold, black and grey leaked online in July, 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, although the exact size is hard to determine without a regular iPhone 5s for scale.</p> <p><strong>Update 08/08/14:&nbsp;</strong>iPhone vendor Feld and Volk has released more photos of the iPhone 6 case. A close-up of the volume buttons show that they&#39;re recessed, which could reduce the chances of accidentally adjusting the volume while it&#39;s in your pocket.</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="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?1408742436" /> </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="748" height="561" title="Recess" alt="iPhone 6 preview" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-volume-button-closeup.jpg?1408742436" /> </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"> Android-matching screens </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 6 will almost certainly have a larger screen than the 4in display of the iPhone 5s, and it could very well arrive in two models - one with 4.7in screen, and another 5.5in version.</p> <p>April saw&nbsp;an iPhone 6 manufacturing mould leak, pointing 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;scaled up the image using the iPhone 4s for comparison, and it suggests that we could be looking at &nbsp;a 4.7in screen size, which fits in with all of the previous rumours we&#39;d seen up to that point.</p> <p>In June, Italian site&nbsp;<a href="http://www.macitynet.it/iphone-6-vs-iphone-5s-i-mockup-confronto/" target="_blank">Macitynet</a>&nbsp;posted images of an&nbsp;<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>&nbsp;alongside the iPhone 5s and a Samsung Galaxy S5. The pictures support 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="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?1408742436" /> </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?1408742436" /> </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>And as for the 5.5in phablet version - A fellow called Jimmy Lin (who<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) went on to repeat himself by leaking the iPhone 6 in June.</p> <p>Lin 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 unit for testing purposes.</p> <p>His latest picture showed 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> <p><strong>Update 08/08/14:</strong> More leaked shots from Feld &amp; Volk show off a close-up of the iPhone 6&#39;s rear Apple logo, which is apparently made from an extremely scratch-resistant material, which could be liquid metal, though there&#39;s no way to confirm this at this stage.</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?1408742436" /> </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="766" height="575" title="Liquid metal?" alt="iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-logo-close.jpg?1408742436" /> </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 12/08/14:&nbsp;</strong>The iPhone 6&#39;s insides have come under the microscope once again, with a number of leaked photos of the phone&#39;s components appearing on French site&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nowhereelse.fr/iphone-6-valse-pieces-detachees-prolonge-100024/" target="_blank">Nowhereelse.fr</a>. The shots lend credence to similar component pics leaked by Feld &amp; Volk; the most interesting image shows off a separate metal logo piece that appears to be identical to the one seen in the earlier leak. Other leaked components include the reverse of the Home button, the headphone jack and Lightning port and the cover of the SIM card port.</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 logo component" alt="The iPhone 6 logo component" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iPhone-6-Logo-01_0.jpg?1408742436" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The reverse of the iPhone 6&#039;s Home button" alt="The reverse of the iPhone 6&#039;s Home button" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iPhone-6-FixationAPN-01_0.jpg?1408742436" /> </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 iPhone 6 headphone jack" alt="The iPhone 6 headphone jack" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iPhone-6-FixJack-01.jpg?1408742436" /> </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="The iPhone 6&#039;s Lightning connector port" alt="The iPhone 6&#039;s Lightning connector port" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iPhone-6-FixPort-01.jpg?1408742436" /> </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 18/08/14:&nbsp;</strong>Apple could be set to end USB aggravation with a Lightning cable that sports a reversible USB connector. Regular Apple leakers&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/SonnyDickson/status/500837230491860992/photo/1" target="_blank">Sonny Dickson</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nowhereelse.fr/iphone-6-cable-usb-reversible-100226/" target="_blank">Nowhereelse.fr</a>&nbsp;have shown off snaps of the accessory, which sports a USB connector in the centre of its metal housing &ndash; meaning that you can plug it in either way up. Adding fuel to the fire, Apple&nbsp;<a href="https://www.google.com/patents/US20140206209?dq=US+2014/0206209&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=qpjxU-vKOdG0uATLp4KwDA&amp;ved=0CBwQ6AEwAA" target="_blank">filed a patent</a>&nbsp;in 2013 for a reversible USB connector. The connector differs from the similarly&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/finally-reversible-usb-cables-are-way/news" target="_blank">reversible USB Type-C connector</a>&nbsp;announced last week; the rumoured Apple connector should fit into current Type-A receptacles.</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 reversible USB connector on Apple&#039;s new Lightning cable" alt="iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-reversible-lightning-cable.jpg?1408742436" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://gizmodo.com/bloomberg-larger-iphones-go-into-production-july-ship-1595175683" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a>&#39;s source also added fuel to the dual iPhone rumour flames once again. The source stated that Apple will release a 4.7in and 5.5in iPhone in September, both of which will feature rounder and thinner designs, which matches up with all the leaked pictures we&#39;d 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 came 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?1408742436" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super Sapphire </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 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 - the company which already produces the camera lens and Touch ID home button sapphire glass sections for the iPhone 5s.</p> <p>Nothing short of a diamond can scratch pure sapphire, so this is promising news for scratch-phobic gadgeteers.</p> <p>More recently, YouTuber Marques Brownlee scratch-tested a reportedly genuine iPhone 6 screen, and although it was still marked by sandpaper, it held up noticeably better than the iPhone 5s&#39; display.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6-s-unbreakable-sapphire-glass-screen-shown-two-videos/news" target="_blank">iPhone 6&rsquo;s &ldquo;unbreakable&rdquo; sapphire glass screen shown off in two videos</a></strong></p> <p>This could be due to the fact that the iPhone 6&#39;s screen is a sapphire display hybrid, as opposed to a pure sapphire screen. This is supported by the visit of MIT&#39;s <a href="http://www.technologyreview.com/news/529401/cheap-and-nearly-unbreakable-sapphire-screens-come-into-view/" target="_blank">Kevin Bullis</a>&nbsp;to GT Advanced technologies, where he saw a machine slice of a micro-thin layer of sapphire, which could then be laid over a regular glass panel.</p> <p>This would explain the iPhone 6 screen&#39;s improved (but not invincible) scratch-resistance.</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/5R0_FJ4r73s" 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="600" height="930" title="Science!" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gt-technologies.jpg?1408742436" /> </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>YouTuber <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrHIY1N9yPA" target="_blank">Tom Rich</a> also managed to get his hands on a non-working 4.7in iPhone 6 dummy unit, and he compares 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-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jump straight to: </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><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/more-megapixels" target="_self"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 - camera</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/beefier-insides-cavernous-storage-and-sensors-galore" target="_self"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 - processor, storage and battery</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/ios-8" target="_self"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 - iOS 8, price and release date&nbsp;</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> 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 while we&#39;d like the same flash to remain in the iPhone 6, the circular cutout the rear of the iPhone 6 creates some doubt.</p> <p>Given the iPhone 6&rsquo;s larger screen (and therefore larger build) though, we could see a bump in megapixels and sensor size, as there&rsquo;ll be more internal room for Apple to play around with.</p> <p>Actual reports on megapixel counts have been confusing however. Way back in January,&nbsp;China&#39;s Nomura Security 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;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 an 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 will be unlikely to disappoint, even without an increase in megapixels.</p> <p>One month after the 8MP camera prediction came&nbsp;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, which stated that the iPhone 6 will land with a 10MP camera instead. The sources went on to state that the&nbsp;iPhone 6 will also arrive with an f/1.8 aperture lens &ndash; an improvement over the iPhone 5s&rsquo; current f/2.2 lens.</p> <p>If true, 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>The latest megapixel whispers (as of July) come courtesy of Chinese site&nbsp;<a href="http://www.digi-wo.com/thread-19938-1-1.html" target="_blank">Digi-wo.com</a>, who&nbsp;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> </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?1408742436" /> </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?1408742436" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Protruding lens </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>Reports in April suggested that the iPhone 6 is so thin that its rear camera will stick out slightly, iPod Touch-style. Coupled with an&nbsp;<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&nbsp;</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>One month after that,&nbsp;Chinese analyst Sun Chang Xu stated that 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 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>Optical Image Stabilisation reared its head again in June.&nbsp;</p> <p>A &lsquo;floating lens&rsquo; design was described, outlining how it could help stabilise photos, making up for jerky hand&nbsp;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">&nbsp;Pacific Crest Securities</a>&nbsp;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 08/08/14:&nbsp;</strong>Feld &amp; Volk&#39;s photos also show off a protruding camera lens, supporting previous rumours. It&#39;s unclear whether or not this will be on both the 4.7in and 5.5in iPhone 6 models.</p> <p><strong>Update 12/08/14:</strong> Backing up the earlier claims of a protruding camera lens, French site <a href="http://www.nowhereelse.fr/iphone-6-valse-pieces-detachees-prolonge-100024/" target="_blank">Nowhereelse.fr&#39;s</a> set of leaked component pics shows off an identical bevelled camera ring. There&#39;s precedent for the design decision; the current iPod touch features a similar protruding camera array.</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="783" height="587" title="iPod Touch camera" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipod-touch-camera.jpg?1408742436" /> </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="800" height="600" title="Stick em up" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-camera-closeup.jpg?1408742436" /> </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="iPhone 6 camera" alt="iPhone 6 camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iPhone-6-Bague-01_0.jpg?1408742436" /> </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"> Jump straight to </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 - build and screen</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/beefier-insides-cavernous-storage-and-sensors-galore" target="_self"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 - processor, storage and battery</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/ios-8" target="_self"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 - iOS 8, price and release date&nbsp;</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> 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, cavernous storage and sensors galore </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>In July,&nbsp;Chinese site,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cnbeta.com/articles/309147.htm" target="_blank">CNBeta</a>, reported that 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. That means that 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> <p>Another Chinese site,&nbsp;<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>,&nbsp;believes that that larger 5.5in iPhone 6 model will also land with a massive 128GB of internal storage, which should satiate the lust of most diehard media fans. 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>Analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company also&nbsp;<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>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>&nbsp;also has an additional surprise for Apple fans. He believes that Apple will include pressure, temperature and humidity senors in the iPhone 6.&nbsp;The pressure sensor will reportedly 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 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 18/08/14:</strong> A leaked <a href="http://www.weibo.com/p/1001593744942102033003" target="_blank">&quot;iPhone 6 schematic&quot;</a> posted on Weibo, China&#39;s answer to Twitter, suggests that the phone will feature just 1GB of RAM. If you&#39;re worried that this won&#39;t be enough memory for a flagship smartphone (after all, most high-end Android phones sport at least 2GB), consider that iPhones have traditionally always had fairly low levels of RAM and have traditionally always performed exceptionally well, thanks to Apple&#39;s highly optimised operating system. In any case, take this report with a big pinch of salt.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="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?1408742436" /> </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="937" height="703" title="Won&#039;t be needing this after all" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sandisk-128gb.jpg?1408742436" /> </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"> 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 having a larger, more pixel-packed display.</p> <p>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, and the phone is apparently so skinny that it requires a battery less than 2mm thick. 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>July saw French site <a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_14068035258616&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;libId=da46cb43-2210-4ace-8c6d-4a3bf6a3226b&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2014%2F07%2F17%2Fiphone6-battery-1810-mah-capacity%2F&amp;v=1&amp;out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nowhereelse.fr%2Fcapacite-batterie-iphone-6-99254%2F&amp;ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk%2F&amp;title=New%20Photos%20of%20Purported%20iPhone%206%20Battery%20Show%201%2C810%20mAh%20Capacity%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=Nowhereelse.fr" target="_blank">Nowhereelse.fr </a>release a photo of an iPhone 6 battery. If genuine, it means that the iPhone 6 will receive a slight boost in battery size, with a 1,810mAh offering, compared to 1,560mAh.</p> <p>That&#39;s a hell of a lot smaller than batteries found in rivals like the LG G3, which has a 3,000mAh offering.&nbsp;Still, Apple&#39;s tight control over hardware and software optimisation will hopefully pull through.</p> <p><strong>Update 07/08/14:</strong> Potential good news - ESM-China electronics analyst <a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_14074180672396&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;libId=253a7ca6-a8c3-4890-9dcc-0360d91ae830&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2014%2F08%2F06%2F4-7-iphone-6-2100-mah-battery%2F%3Futm_medium%3Dreferral%26utm_source%3Dpulsenews&amp;v=1&amp;out=http%3A%2F%2Ftranslate.google.com%2Ftranslate%3Fjs%3Dn%26sl%3Dauto%26tl%3Den%26u%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fweibo.com%2F1337881733%2FBgLH192S0&amp;title=Report%20Claims%204.7-Inch%20iPhone%206%20Will%20Feature%202%2C100%20mAh%20Battery%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=Google%20Translate" target="_blank">Sung Chang Xu</a> believes that the iPhone 6 will actually arrive with a larger 2,100mAh battery.</p> <p>He claims that the previous shot of a 1,810mAh battery was in fact a test unit, and not the finalised version.</p> <p>While a 2,100mAh battery would still &nbsp;place the iPhone beneath the capacity of the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8) and LG G3, we could still see vast improvements, thanks to Apple&#39;s hardware and software optimisation.</p> <p><strong>Update 18/08/14:</strong> Backing up earlier claims of a 1,810mAh battery, <a href="http://www.nowhereelse.fr/iphone-6-batterie-1810mah-confirme-100326/" target="_blank">nowhereelse.fr</a> has obtained leaked snaps of iPhone 6 batteries in shipping trays, clearly showing a 1,810mAh rating; these batteries were reportedly manufactured in June, while the photos leaked in July were reportedly of batteries manufactured that same month. </p> <p>That doesn&#39;t discount the possibility that these batteries are only for testing, and that the final product could feature a larger battery &ndash; but it&#39;s worth noting that these leaks are based on hard photographic evidence, rather than the speculation of an analyst.</p> <p>Complicating matters further is a <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/15/sketchy-report-claims-photos-show-55-inch-iphone-6l-display-logic-board-and-2915mah-battery" target="_blank">leaked snap</a> from <a href="http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/3c/20140816/452708/" target="_blank">Apple Daily</a> of a 2,915mAh battery manufactured by Apple supplier Huizhou Desay &ndash; which could be destined for the rumoured 5.5in iPhone 6 phablet. It was included in a haul of component snaps which the site claims come from the plus-size 5.5in iPhone 6 &ndash; though other commenters have poured cold water on the claims, pointing out that many of the components pictured are identical to previous leaks from the 4.7in iPhone 6.</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="451" title="It&#039;s a battery" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-battery.jpg?1408742436" /> </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 another battery" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-batteries.jpg?1408742436" /> </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="And another battery" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-batteries-2.jpg?1408742436" /> </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="And another battery! But this one&#039;s bigger" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-larger-battery.jpg?1408742436" /> </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"> Jump straight to: </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><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 - build and screen</strong></a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/more-megapixels" target="_self">Apple iPhone 6 - camera</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/ios-8" target="_self"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 - iOS 8, price and release date&nbsp;</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> 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>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?1408742436" /> </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?1408742436" /> </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?1408742436" /> </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?1408742436" /> </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"> 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 launch with the same price tags as their iPhone 5s counterparts.&nbsp;</p> <p>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&nbsp;<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>In January,<strong>&nbsp;a</strong>nalyst Timothy Arcuri claimed 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, citing sources within the supply chain.</p> <p>Fast forward to May, and news of Apple supplier Pegatron receiving a 15 per cent share of orders for the 4.7in iPhone 6 hit the internet, courtesy of 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>).&nbsp;</p> <p>German carrier Deutsche Telekom then 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>Apple itself 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 06/08/14:</strong> Both the <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08/05/apple-to-introduce-new-iphones-at-sept-9-event/" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal</a> and tech site <a href="http://recode.net/2014/08/05/codered-apple-to-hold-iphone-event-on-sept-9/" target="_blank">Re/code </a>are reporting that Apple will hold a launch event on 9 September, with a predicted release date of 19 September. Apple has, unsurprisingly, declined to comment, and there&#39;s no sign of an official invite at this stage. Stay tuned for more info, as and when we get it.</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="604" height="453" title="Price and release date" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-render_3.jpg?1408742436" /> </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"> Jump straight to: </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><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 - build and screen</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/more-megapixels" target="_self"><strong>Apple iPhone 6 - camera</strong></a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/beefier-insides-cavernous-storage-and-sensors-galore" target="_self">Apple iPhone 6 - processor, storage and battery</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <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"> Apple iPhone 6 preview </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"> What kind of phone will Apple reveal next month? </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <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 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:54:45 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1428771 at http://www.stuff.tv Group test: the best cheap smartphone you can buy http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/best-cheap-smartphone-you-can-buy/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looking for a sub-£150 smartphone? We&#039;ve tested every budget handset that matters </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="You could buy all these for 1.5 iPhones. But that would be silly" alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-cheap-smartphones-main-2.png?1408530251" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The bad budget smartphone is dead.</p> <p>Never again should you put up with pixelly screens, sluggish web speeds and cameras so bad that an Etch-a-Sketch would be better, because you can now get an all-round reliable phone for less than &pound;150. So while there still are plenty of bad phones out there, you needn&#39;t concern yourself with them any more.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto G 4G (£150) </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 2013&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review">Moto G</a>&nbsp;is now ludicrously cheap, frequently dipping below &pound;100 - but 4G makes this new model ever better.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s sturdily built and fits snugly into one hand, while its use of swappable Motorola Shells give you the option to customise its look on a daily basis. The 4.5in, HD, 326ppi screen is the real selling point over its fuzzier-screened rivals; it matches the much pricier <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini-2-hands/review">HTC One Mini 2</a>&nbsp;on this front. Next to most other phones in its class it looks pin-sharp, with vivid but natural colours and good contrast.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not without problems - the 5MP camera does still disappoint sometimes, especially in low light, and you only get 8GB of built-in storage. But the addition of a microSD card slot means you can now add up to 32GB of space, and in day-to-day use nothing comes close.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="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 Moto G 4G takes the top spot " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-g-review_0.jpg?1408530251" /> </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="4000" height="3000" title="Both Moto Gs - with and without 4G - are worth considering " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-g_0.JPG?1408530251" /> </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"> Motorola Moto G 4G tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 4.5in 1280x720 (326ppi) with Gorilla Glass&nbsp;<br /><strong>Power</strong>: 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400/1GB RAM<br /><strong>Camera</strong>: 5MP 720p rear, 1.3MP 720p front&nbsp;<br /><strong>Battery</strong>: 2070 mAh&nbsp;<br /><strong>Connectivity</strong>: 3G/4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0<br /><strong>Storage</strong>: 8GB (microSD up to 32GB)&nbsp;<br /><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6mm/ 143g&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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>Moto&rsquo;s also left the 4G with an almost-untouched version of Android KitKat, adding a few genuinely useful features but nothing more. That helps everything run smoothly and you can can expect speedy downloads, streaming and browsing over 4G. The best bit? Even with more pixels to push than most cheap phones, the Moto G still lasts a day between charges.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you have specific criteria - for instance you&rsquo;re a n00b who likes the look of Windows Phone or taking pics is your priority - then other budget phones down this list might make more sense. But for most people, the Moto G 4G will do very nicely indeed.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>✭✭✭✭</strong><strong>✭</strong><br />Fantastic and futureproof, this is as close to budget phone perfection as you can get in 2014</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Moto G 2013 </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>Our go-to budget phone of 2013 is still on sale and cheaper than ever, at around &pound;100 for the 8GB model. Everything we love about the Moto G 4G applies here - if you can stick to 3G, this handset is the biggest bargain in tech.</p> <p>If 8GB of storage isn&rsquo;t enough you could always splash out &pound;150 on the non-expandable 16GB model - but of course we&rsquo;d recommend getting the expandable Moto G 4G instead. Either way, feel smug. The original Moto G is still a seriously clever choice.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review">In-depth Moto G (2013) review&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia M2 (£150) </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>Until the new 5in Kogan Agora 4G turns up, the Xperia M2 is the best way to get a big screen on a budget. It&rsquo;s just a shame that 4.8in screen isn&rsquo;t very sharp at 229ppi and suffers from poor viewing angles. Because otherwise you get a ton of Sony for your money here.</p> <p>Its blocky plastic design, available in purple, white and black, is based on the high-end <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-s5-vs-htc-one-m8-vs-sony-xperia-z2/feature/1-sony-xperia-z2">Xperia Z2</a>. There&rsquo;s no waterproofing as you&#39;d find on that premium Xperia, but for &pound;150 PAYG, we&rsquo;re not complaining.</p> <p>Performance is much better than previous mid-range Sony phones we&rsquo;ve encountered thanks to a Snapdragon 400 processor which powers every handset on this test bar the Moto E and HTC Desire 301. Battery life is pretty good, too, matching the Moto G 4G. Plus Sony has thrown in extras you won&rsquo;t find on other budget blowers such as small apps, Stamina mode for the battery and a pulsing notification light to stretch to over a day of use.</p> <p>Its more than decent 8MP camera is the highlight, though. AF can be a little sluggish but it&rsquo;s easy to use, with Sony&rsquo;s quick Superior Auto mode plus lots of settings to dig into and reliably good 1080p video. It doesn&rsquo;t get close to the top smartphones for picture quality, but it&rsquo;s the best all-round snapper of all the cheap phones we&rsquo;ve tested.</p> <p>If Sony had stuck a higher res screen on the M2 and added support for 4G, this would be more of a rival for the Moto. As it is, it falls just short.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong><br />Fine features and the best choice for shutterbugs, only the screen lets the M2 down</p> <p><strong>UPDATE</strong>: Sony has just announced the M2 Aqua with identical specs to the M2 plus IP65/68 waterproofing and dustproofing, higher even than the Xperia Z2 and probably what we can expect from the Xperia Z3. There&#39;s no price yet but if it&#39;s &pound;150 and under, we&#39;ll add it to this budget phones group test.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The M2 gives you camera chops on a shoestring " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-m2-review_0.jpg?1408530251" /> </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="Big screen, small money " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-m2-2.png?1408530251" /> </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"> Sony Xperia M2 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 4.8in 540x960 (229 ppi)&nbsp;<br /><strong>Power</strong>: 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400/&nbsp;<br /><strong>Camera</strong>: 8MP 1080p rear, VGA front&nbsp;<br /><strong>Battery</strong>: 2330 mAh<br /><strong>Connectivity</strong>: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC&nbsp;<br /><strong>Storage</strong>: 8GB (microSD up to 32GB)&nbsp;<br /><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 139.6 x 71.1 x 8.6mm/ 148g&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> Nokia Lumia 630 (£90) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In a sea of cheap Androids, the Lumia 630 stands out like an alien-goo-green buoy keeping Windows Phone fans safe from ridicule. Sure, Android has more games and the 630 is far from the highest specced device here, but this Nokia gets a lot right.</p> <p>The battery life is the best for the money - not by much, but the 630 will give you an extra hour or so over the rest. It&rsquo;s the lightest at 134g, comes with a decent, if low-res, screen and some excellent freebies including Nokia Drive.</p> <p>Windows Phone 8.1 is both friendlier than stock KitKat for beginners and now has useful Android-style features and settings, too. Even the 5MP camera has its moments - outdoor and macro shots look great and low-light images aren&#39;t the graniest we&#39;ve ever encountered. It&rsquo;s a little slow in use next to the likes of the Moto G but it&#39;s easy to forgive that at this low, low price. If you can&rsquo;t live without 4G speeds, try the similar but more expensive Lumia 635.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong><br />Cheap, cheerful and reliable, the Lumia 630 is only outclassed by the best budget Androids</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nokia/nokia-lumia-630/review">In-depth Nokia Lumia 630 review&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="Representing Windows Phone - the unbelievably cheap 630 " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-630-review_0.jpg?1408530251" /> </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"> Nokia Lumia 630 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 4.5in 854x480 (221 ppi)&nbsp;<br /><strong>Power</strong>: 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400/512MB RAM&nbsp;<br /><strong>Camera</strong>: 5MP 720p rear, no front&nbsp;<br /><strong>Battery</strong>: 1830 mAh<br /><strong>Connectivity</strong>: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0<br /><strong>Storage</strong>: 8GB (microSD up to 128GB)&nbsp;<br /><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2mm/ 134g&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> Moto E (£90) </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>Does budget mean less than &pound;100 to you? Serving up tidy, reliable, loveable Android for the masses, the 4.3in Moto E is your best bet below a ton.</p> <p>A compact and sturdy build, slick performance and close-to-stock-Android OS impress, with only the quality of its 5MP camera, the miserly 4GB of storage and the lack of a front cam letting it down majorly.</p> <p>The 1980mAh battery isn&rsquo;t swappable and will conk out an hour before most here, but it still comfortably lasts a day of light use on one charge, and there are swappable Motorola Shell covers to keep things fresh on the desaign front. The screen, though lower-res than the Moto G, is still a cracker at this price, with apps, games and webpages all looking lovely on it. Motorola really has the monopoly on value brilliance and if your budget is truly tight you should look no further.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong><br />Moto does it again. This is the best smartphone you can buy under &pound;100</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-e/review">In-depth Moto E review&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="The Moto E is easy to love " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-review_0.jpg?1408530251" /> </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="Moto&#039;s budget brilliance in 4.3in and 4.5in sizes " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-g-and-e-group.png?1408530251" /> </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"> Motorola Moto E tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 4.3in 540x960 (256 ppi)<br /><strong>Power</strong>: 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200/1GB RAM<br /><strong>Camera</strong>: 5MP 480p rear, no front<br /><strong>Battery</strong>: 1980 mAh<br /><strong>Connectivity</strong>: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0<br /><strong>Storage</strong>: 4GB (microSD up to 32GB)<br /><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3mm/ 142g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-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="4600" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/also-rans_0.jpg?1408530251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> EE Kestrel (£100) </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>4G is no longer a luxury. With the EE Kestrel available for &pound;99 outright, or &pound;14 a month, you might be tempted to choose this tweaked and rebranded 4.5in Huawei handset over the Moto G 4G.</p> <p>Before you do, bear in mind that it&rsquo;s not as easy to love. For starters, it lacks the lovely HD screen and smooth performance of the top Moto. It also has the most retro design of the bunch, both in terms of hardware and its Emotion UI software. Still, the battery life is brilliant, the expandable storage is handy and unlike some, it has both an OK front camera and a rear flash. It&rsquo;s silly-slim too, at 7.85mm thick. The fastest browsing and streaming this side of &pound;150 then, but not quite the full package.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong><br />Still the cheapest way to get 4G, but there are better all-rounders for the money&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:<strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/ee-kestrel/review">&nbsp;In-depth EE Kestrel review&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="Afforda-4G from EE " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ee-kestrel-review.png?1408530251" /> </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"> EE Kestrel tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 4.5in 540x960 (245 ppi)<br /><strong>Power</strong>: 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400/1GB RAM<br /><strong>Camera</strong>: 5MP 720p rear, 1MP front<br /><strong>Battery</strong>: 2000 mAh<br /><strong>Connectivity</strong>: 3G/4G Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0<br /><strong>Storage</strong>: 4GB (microSD up to 32GB)<br /><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 131 x 65.3 x 7.85mm/ 145g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> HTC Desire 310 (£130) </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 Desire 310 is a&nbsp;smart looker both outside and in. Exterior attractiveness is conferred by a tidy, slightly curved plastic build, while on the interior HTC&rsquo;s Android skin Sense looks good and runs without a hiccup. Like the Sony Xperia M2, it also packs a few features you&rsquo;d be more likely to see on a &pound;500 phone. So the Desire 310 gets HTC&rsquo;s excellent BlinkFeed RSS reader (searchable and with offline reading), plus the ability to make short video montages with the nifty Zoe Video Highlights tool.</p> <p>But while colours look nice and natural on the 4.5in screen, it&rsquo;s just not got the pixels to show off Android games and HD movies. Plus, it always seems to look a bit grubby even with brightness on full whack, it can get a little warm when taxed, you might need to charge it up before bedtime and the 5MP camera isn&rsquo;t anything special. Maybe HTC should&#39;ve worried about getting the basics right rather than lavishing software treats on us?</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>✭✭✭</strong><strong>✩</strong><strong>✩</strong><br />Nice looking and packed with features but the Desire 310 doesn&rsquo;t nail the essentials well enough&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It&#039;s like a small One (M8) - if you squint " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-310-review.jpg?1408530251" /> </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"> HTC Desire 310 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 4.5in 480x854 (218 ppi)<br /><strong>Power</strong>: 1.3GHz quad core MediaTek/512MB RAM<br /><strong>Camera</strong>: 5MP 1080p rear, VGA front<br /><strong>Battery</strong>: 2000 mAh<br /><strong>Connectivity</strong>: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0<br /><strong>Storage</strong>: 4GB (microSD up to 32GB)<br /><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 131 x 65.3 x 7.85mm/ 140g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo (£135) </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 4.5in Smart 4 Turbo doesn&rsquo;t live up to its tantalising promise: a quad-core, 4G, KitKat budget phone for less than &pound;150. While performance is generally good, the overall feeling with the &lsquo;Turb&rsquo; is frustration - with the low-res 480x854 screen that looks a bit 3D (in the bad way), with the very slow 5MP camera that takes fuzzy, mostly unusable shots, with the dark front camera and with the cheap-feeling (and looking) plastic build.</p> <p>Vodafone&rsquo;s tinkering with Android is lighter than EE&#39;s - you get just a handful of widgets, there&rsquo;s capacitive buttons to free up screen space and the battery does last a day. But anyone looking for afforda-4G should turn to the Moto or, as a cheaper option, the Kestrel.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>✭✭✭</strong><strong>✩</strong><strong>✩</strong><br />A valiant effort but Vodafone has cut too many specs to keep up with the best budget phones</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten">The ten best smartphones money can buy</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="There&#039;s smarter phones than the Smart 4 Turbo " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vodafone-smart-4-turbo-review.png?1408530251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The unusual suspects " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-cheap-smartphone-test-main.png?1408530251" /> </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"> Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 4.5in 480x854 (218 ppi)<br /><strong>Power</strong>: 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400/1GB RAM<br /><strong>Camera</strong>: 5MP rear, VGA front<br /><strong>Battery</strong>: 1880 mAh<br /><strong>Connectivity</strong>: 3G/4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0<br /><strong>Storage</strong>: 4GB (microSD up to 32GB)<br /><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 134.5 x 67.5 x 10.4mm/ 138g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best cheap smartphones you can buy </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"> We&#039;ve pored over every sub-£150 handset that matters in our group test </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/best-cheap-smartphone-you-can-buy/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/best-cheap-smartphone-you-can-buy/feature#comments Android HTC Moto G Motorola Nokia Smartphones Sony Windows Phone Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:05:43 +0000 Sophie Charara 1444737 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 15/08/14: the Note 4 could cost around £500 </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?1408742635" /> </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>Update 12/08/14:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-4/samsung-galaxy-note-4-revealed-leaked-photos/news" target="_blank">Leaked images</a> of the Galaxy Note 4 have revealed that it sports a more angular metal frame, with a textured back panel that&#39;s reminiscent of the faux-leather effect on the Galaxy Note 3 &ndash;&nbsp;though the fake stitching seen on the previous Note looks to have gone the way of the dodo. The phablet also looks to be following the Samsung Galaxy S5&#39;s lead, with what appears to be a heart rate monitor sited next to the camera. Whether it&#39;s the standard Note 4 or the rumoured Prime variant has yet to be revealed, however. [Source: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/detailed_images_of_galaxy_note_4_leak-news-9298.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]</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?1408742635" /> </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="Spy snaps of a metal-framed Galaxy Note 4" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-4-01.jpg?1408742635" /> </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?1408742635" /> </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?1408742635" /> </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?1408742635" /> </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?1408742635" /> </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?1408742635" /> </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?1408742635" /> </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?1408742635" /> </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><strong>Update 04/08/14: </strong>It looks like the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/07/133_162030.html" target="_blank">Korea Times</a>&nbsp;was right. Samsung has sent out invitations for an Unpacked event on 3 September in Berlin, just before IFA kicks off on the fifth.</p> <p>As for pricing? Considering that&nbsp;Samsung is after the premium market here, we don&#39;t expect it to come cheap.</p> <p><strong>Update 15/08/14:</strong> Indonesian site erafone has prematurely listed the Note 4 at&nbsp;IDR 9,499,000, or around &pound;490 after a direct conversion.</p> <p>While a direct conversion for the final price tag is unlikely, it suggests that the Note 4 could hover around the &pound;500 mark, which could actually be cheaper than previous Note launch prices. Potentially good news for phablet fans then, but we&#39;ll have to wait till the big reveal next month to know for certain.</p> <p>We&#39;ll be bringing you all the tech news from the halls of IFA, and will be reporting live from the front lines of the Note 4 launch too, so stay tuned.</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?1408742635" /> </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="789" height="592" title="It&#039;s happening! " alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ifa-invite.jpg?1408742635" /> </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="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung_0.jpg?1408742635" /> </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 IFA 2014 Samsung Smartphones Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:52:50 +0000 Marc McLaren 1436653 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour: sapphire screens reserved only for premium iPhone 6 models http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rumour-sapphire-screens-reserved-only-premium-iphone-6-models/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report claims that the expense of producing synthetic sapphire glass means Apple can’t put it on all new phones </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: sapphire screens reserved only for premium iPhone 6 models " alt="Rumour: sapphire screens reserved only for premium iPhone 6 models " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-sapphire-panel-knife%20%281%29.jpg?1408158841" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Reports of Gorilla Glass&rsquo; demise on the iPhone in favour of Apple&rsquo;s own sapphire glass material may be somewhat premature, at least if a <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/new-iphone-a-sapphire-screen-and-a-higher-cost-1408042296" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal</a> story is on the money.</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"> Gorilla Glass&#039; time may not be up </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>Basically, Apple can&rsquo;t justify the cost of producing the quantities of sapphire required for all iPhone 6 screens, but instead may be offering it on variants of both the 4.7in and 5.5in versions. Premium models, essentially.</p> <p>Synthetic sapphire glass, which Apple produces at a plant in Arizona, is widely regarded as a superior material to Gorilla Glass due to its resistance to scratching and breaking. Apple already uses it in small quantities on iPhone models (the iPhone 5s&rsquo; Touch ID button and camera lens are covered by sapphire), and was widely predicted to be making it the standard screen material for the iPhone 6. But if the WSJ&rsquo;s sources are correct, Gorilla Glass might have some iPhone life left in it yet.</p> <p>We may well find out the truth on 9 September, when Apple seems likely to unveil the iPhone 6. In the meantime, get up to speed on all the iPhone 6 rumours and predictions in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6 preview</a>.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/new-iphone-a-sapphire-screen-and-a-higher-cost-1408042296" target="_blank">WSJ</a> via <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/14/if-apples-iphone-6-uses-sapphire-display-it-will-be-limited-to-new-more-expensive-premium-models-wsj-claims" target="_blank">AppleInsider</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/apple/rumour-sapphire-screens-reserved-only-premium-iphone-6-models/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple iPhone 6 Smartphones Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:55:35 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1444924 at http://www.stuff.tv