Smartphones http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/all en-GB Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5-mini/samsung-galaxy-s5-mini/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Galaxy S5 gets blasted with the shrink ray </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 S5 Mini review" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/galaxy-s5-mini-11-2_0.jpg?1409389381" /> </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-williams" title="View user profile.">Andrew Williams</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Galaxy brand ispretty darn powerful these days. Even people who don&rsquo;t know what Android is know &lsquo;Galaxy&rsquo;, and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5</a> is one of the most desirable phones in the world, too, even though it&#39;s been out for a while and has a weird dotty back.</p> <p>Every year the Android king is joined by a little sprog, a mini version out to offer a Happy Meal alternative to the Big Mac. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is this year&rsquo;s entry.</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"> £350.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Good battery life </div> <div class="field-item even"> Dazzling OLED display contrast </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Super-convenient waterproofing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CPU not super-powered </div> <div class="field-item even"> Screen a mite less sharp than the S5 </div> <div class="field-item odd"> A bit pricey </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Check out those dimples </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>From a quick glance the Galaxy S5 Mini looks like a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Galaxy S5</a> blasted with a shrink ray. All of those little S5 design extras are here.</p> <p>The pitted back, the slightly questionable ridged chrome plastic sides and the light-up soft keys are all virtually identical. Samsung has used the same finish on the rear, too &ndash; a nice soft-touch plastic for the black one, tackier plastic for the white. You can also get it in blue and gold, just like the S5.</p> <p>And like the Galaxy S5, it doesn&rsquo;t feel quite as expensive or as top-grade as some of its rivals. The most obvious phone to bring up here is the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini-2-hands/review" target="_blank">HTC One Mini 2</a>. It&rsquo;s made of metal, the S5 Mini is plastic, aside from the Gorilla Glass 3 front, of course.</p> <p>It really is business as usual. Aside from a few important changes, that is.</p> <p>The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is obviously a bit smaller than its big brother. Shrinking from a 5.1-inch screen to a 4.5-inch one, those who like the S5 aside from its big body may instantly fall in love with this phone.</p> <p>It is a big thicker, though, by a full millimetre, as it has to pack the same array of techy bits and bobs into a smaller plastic shell.</p> <p>A millimetre? Hardly the sort of change that&rsquo;s going to make the sky crack open and fire-up the apocalypse, is it? The difference is quite obvious once you get your hands on the S5 Mini, but it&rsquo;s not what you&rsquo;d call a tubby runt.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s also a great positive change in the Galaxy S5 Mini. It&rsquo;s to do with water resistance: like the Galaxy S5, this is a phone with IP67 certification.</p> <p>You can drop it in the toilet without it drowning, but it doesn&rsquo;t have a cover for the microUSB port on the bottom. It doesn&rsquo;t need one. As such, this is one of the only zero-baggage water resistant phones to date.</p> <p>Without any bits to reseal after you charge the battery or plug in headphones, this is the sort of water resistant phone we&rsquo;ve been waiting for. That&rsquo;s waterproofing you can instantly forget is there. Aside from having an extra specially-treated port, the waterproofing works much as it does in the Galaxy S5.</p> <p>The inside part of the battery cover has a rubber seal that snakes around the Galaxy S5&rsquo;s battery and more vulnerable inner bits, keeping them dry. What waterproofing can&rsquo;t do is make the Galaxy S5 Mini usable in torrential rain, as water still affects the capacitive touchscreen. But Samsung still gets a bucketful of brownie points for making water resistance so pain-free.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/unbreakables-rugged-cameras-put-test/feature" target="_blank">The Unbreakables: waterproof cameras put to the test</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="1600" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs S5 Mini" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs S5 Mini" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-mini-vs-s5.jpg?1409389381" /> </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="1600" height="900" title="The dimples return!" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-mini-15.jpg?1409389381" /> </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="1600" height="900" title="The S5 Mini is a full millimetre thicker than the full-size S5" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-mini-14.jpg?1409389381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The eagle-eyed among you may have already noticed something else &ndash; the port on the bottom of the S5 Mini isn&rsquo;t the same as the Galaxy S5&rsquo;s. It has a standard microUSB 2.0 port while the Galaxy S5 uses a more advanced, but bigger, microUSB 3.0 port. What USB 3.0 gets you are faster file transfers and slightly faster charging, assuming your laptop or charger also has USB 3.0.</p> <p>That the S5 Mini doesn&rsquo;t have it is no great loss for most people, who presumably now live in a largely streaming world. Still into old-fashioned local storage? There&rsquo;s a microSD card slot under the hood for you to add to the 16GB of on-board storage.</p> <p>The Galaxy S5 Mini also packs in the two most obvious conspicuous &rsquo;bonus features&rsquo; of the Galaxy S5: the heart rate sensor and the fingerprint scanner.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ve both heard mixed reports and had mixed experiences with the fingerprint scanner. It can be used to unlock the phone as a security measure, and to confirm Paypal transactions.</p> <p>The issue is that it&rsquo;s not all that easy to use - much less so than the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5S&rsquo;s</a>&nbsp;TouchID sensor. You need to pass a finger over it rather than just hold it there, and unless you are really quite accurate it won&rsquo;t work. It can feel like trying to pick a lock at times.</p> <p>After trying it for a couple of days, I ended up switching it off &ndash; just as I did with the Galaxy S5. We know people who get on with the Samsung fingerprint scanner just fine, but the issue is that for it to really earn its crust it needs to be more convenient than a quick lock screen pattern swipe. We&rsquo;re not convinced it is.</p> <p>What about the heart rate sensor? It&rsquo;s not hard to use, but it&rsquo;s also not really much better than using a flash/camera combo. Apps can use these two things to monitor your heart rate &ndash; there are several good free ones on Google Play.</p> <p>Still, all these criticisms apply to the Galaxy S5 too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Waterproofing without the annoying socket flaps? Huzzah!" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-mini-18.jpg?1409389381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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"> Black is back </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What is a bit more of a compromise compared to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Galaxy S5</a> is screen resolution. The S5 Mini has a 4.5-inch 720p screen.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s the same size and resolution as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review" target="_blank">Motorola Moto G</a>, which costs just a third the price of this mobile. Is it madness?</p> <p>Not exactly. At 4.5 inches, a 720p screen still looks fairly sharp, and this is a pretty nice screen.</p> <p>As with other top-billing Samsung phones, the Galaxy S5 Mini uses a Super AMOLED display rather than an LCD one. With this kind of screen, each pixel is its own light source, enabling sky-high contrast and blacks darker than the inside of a black box in a black hole in the blackest reaches of deep space.</p> <p>You also get control over the screen&rsquo;s tone, side-stepping an issue some OLED phone screens suffer from &ndash; oversaturated colour. Like the Galaxy S5, the colours are a little hot when the phone&rsquo;s fresh out of the box.</p> <p>They look vivid and lively, but if you want more accurate colours to, perhaps, check out your photos, there are cinema and photo screen modes that offer much more natural colours.</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="1600" height="900" title="It&#039;s not as sharp as the S5, but the Mini&#039;s screen delivers cracking contrast" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-mini-21.jpg?1409389381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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>It&rsquo;s a good screen, but you can notice the difference in resolution if you get really close up, or zoom out a good deal when browsing &ndash; making text teeny. Part of this is down to the diamond PenTile subpixel arrangement.</p> <p>This screen structure means the pixels share subpixels, reducing the perception of sharpness a tad. You do need to try to see this in action, though. Here&rsquo;s a pro tip: getting your eyeball that close to the screen really isn&rsquo;t comfortable.</p> <p>Like other top Super AMOLED phones, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini offers fantastic outdoors readability. The display is way less reflective than just about any LCD phone, meaning it just isn&#39;t affected by bright sunlight in the same way. Viewing angles are fantastic, too, with just a tiny blue cast to the screen at an angle &ndash; one you&rsquo;ll only really notice if you&rsquo;re looking at a pure white screen.</p> <p>We don&rsquo;t think the S5 Mini screen is dramatically better than some rivals that are a bit cheaper in all respects, though. The old-but-great <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z1-compact/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z1 Compact</a> and even the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review" target="_blank">Moto G</a> offer displays that can compete &ndash; if not beat &ndash; the S5 Mini.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review" target="_blank">Motorola Moto G 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="1600" height="900" title="Adjust picture settings in the phone&#039;s menus" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-mini-6.jpg?1409389381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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"> Interface copy and paste </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What is peculiar once again to Samsung Android phones is the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini&rsquo;s interface. It&rsquo;s just-about exactly the same as the one used by the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Galaxy S5</a> &ndash; the latest version of the TouchWiz interface.</p> <p>In the last year, Samsung has done a lot to get rid of its old reputation for packing in features that no-one asked for without thinking about whether they might affect how fun the phones are to use. The Galaxy S5 Mini has quite a nice-looking, simple-ish interface that&rsquo;s pretty easy to use.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not perfect, being a bit less attractive than the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z2/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z2&rsquo;s</a> and having a bloated-looking settings menu, but it&rsquo;s a big step up from the Samsung UI of a year or two ago.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z2/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z2 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="1600" height="900" title="The latest version of TouchWiz is a big improvement on the bloated Samsung UI of a year or two ago" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-mini-9.jpg?1409389381" /> </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="1600" height="900" title="The familiar notifications page" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-mini-8.jpg?1409389381" /> </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="1600" height="900" title="Voice control makes it onto the list of S5 Mini features" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-mini-7.jpg?1409389381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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"> Pared back performance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What&rsquo;s not quite so hot is general performance. It&rsquo;s just not as immediate as it could be, and there are some laggy moments, especially if the Galaxy S5 Mini is doing something in the background, such as updating an app.</p> <p>The beating heart at the core of the S5 Mini is an Exynos 3 Quad 3470, a quad-core 1.4GHz processor with Cortex-A7 cores, and 1.5GB RAM. What&rsquo;s disappointing is that this isn&rsquo;t really any more powerful than last year&rsquo;s Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, which has a Snapdragon 400. While it may be the dual-core version of the 400, its Krait cores are more powerful than the S5 Mini&rsquo;s ones.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.primatelabs.geekbench3&amp;hl=en_GB" target="_blank">Geekbench 3</a> tells the story without too much subjectiveness. Where the Galaxy S5 Mini scores around 1113 points, the S4 Mini gets around 1067 according to Geekbench&rsquo;s own results table. Not much of an upgrade for 12 months&rsquo; progress, is it?</p> <p>This is also only around the same performance as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review" target="_blank">Motorola Moto G</a>, a phone that &ndash; we&rsquo;ll repeat &ndash; is a a third the price, or less than half in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/best-cheap-smartphone-you-can-buy/feature" target="_blank">its 4G version</a>. There&rsquo;s another elephant in the room too: the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z1-compact/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z1 Compact</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>That phone has a Snapdragon 800 CPU, and now costs a little less than the S5 Mini SIM-free. The Snapdragon 800 is a much more capable processor.</p> <p>But where do you see that extra power? It&rsquo;s not really in everyday performance, as we found that even the super-powered Galaxy S5 is a bit laggy now and then.</p> <p>Gaming does show up the difference a bit. It&rsquo;s not just a question of performance, but also graphical quality.</p> <p>Mid-range processors such as the S5 Mini&rsquo;s Exynos and the Snapdragon 400 tend to miss out on a few visual effects in the top games, compared to superphones such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Galaxy S5</a> and, more interestingly, older but more powerful (and now cheaper) phones such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-nexus-5/review" target="_blank">Nexus 5</a> and Xperia Z1 Compact.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s this slight lack of power that makes us pull a face at the Galaxy S5 Mini&rsquo;s price a bit. And even with the slightly lesser graphics, we did see a few instances of low(ish) frame rates in 3D games. We didn&rsquo;t encounter anything that was remotely unplayable &ndash; but it shows Samsung is rather pushing it with the price of the Mini.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/25-fantastic-free-android-games/feature" target="_blank">The 30 Best Free Android Games</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="1600" height="900" title="Underneath that dimpled skin beats the heart of a... slightly underpowered phone" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-mini-24.jpg?1409389381" /> </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"> Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Operating system</strong>: Android</p> <p><strong>Processor</strong>: Exynos 3 Quad 3470 @ 1.4GHz</p> <p><strong>RAM</strong>: 1.5GB</p> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 4.5in Super AMOLED, 1280 x 720 resolution (326ppi)</p> <p><strong>Camera</strong>: 8MP rear, 2.1MP front</p> <p><strong>Storage</strong>: 16GB (microSD expandable)</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong>: 4G, 802.11b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0</p> <p><strong>Battery</strong>: 2100mAh</p> <p><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 131 x 65 x 9.1mm</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong>: 120g</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-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"> Distance runner stamina </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>However, the processor seems to do a favour or two for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini&rsquo;s stamina. The little thing can last for ages with a bit of careful use, despite having a fairly average-size 2100mAh battery.</p> <p>Much like the Galaxy S5, you really have to try to drain down this phone&rsquo;s juice in a day. We found that you can comfortable get a good day and a half&rsquo;s use, without touching any power-saving modes or being careful with how much 3G/4G data you fling around the place.</p> <p>Performance is pretty great for video playback, too. As well as offering contrast greater than the screen of your local cinema, the battery lasted for 11 hours 54 minutes when playing a 720p MP4 video on loop. Mid-level screen brightness appears higher than in most LCD screen phones as well, so you&rsquo;re getting a punchier picture and it&rsquo;s going to last way longer, too.</p> <p>The Exynos CPU doesn&rsquo;t seem quite as good at holding charge overnight as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Galaxy S5&rsquo;s</a> Snapdragon 801, as we lost almost 10 per cent charge while snoozing, but otherwise performance is about as good as Samsung&rsquo;s top dog.</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="1600" height="900" title="Don&#039;t worry - that&#039;s supposed to happen" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-mini-17.jpg?1409389381" /> </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="1600" height="900" title="This fairly average 2100mAh battery is good for around a day and a half in the S5 Mini" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-mini-19.jpg?1409389381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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"> A photographic journeyman </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>Don&rsquo;t go expecting quite as good camera performance as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Galaxy S5</a>, though. There&rsquo;s more to phone cameras than specs, but even on paper the Galaxy S5 Mini&rsquo;s is obviously not on the same level as its big brother.</p> <p>It has an 8-megapixel main sensor, where the S5 has a fancy &rsquo;n&rsquo; new 16-megapixel ISOCELL one.</p> <p>The best part of the Mini&rsquo;s camera is speed. It&rsquo;s a very fast little thing, capable of shooting away with virtually no pauses between shots, unless you shoot using the HDR mode, where there&rsquo;s a slight pause.</p> <p>As usual with higher-end Samsung phones, the S5 Mini offers a little goldmine of extra modes, many of which you may never touch. You can make a virtual tour of your home, remove objects in a scene, burst shoot and touch up portraits.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the last year, Samsung has learnt not to ram its camera app so full that you&rsquo;re just paralysed by the choice, though, so several extras are left as download options.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/15062873291/in/set-72157646552198829/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>Image quality is good, with decent sharpness, reliable metering and generally pretty good image quality. However, it&rsquo;s not a patch on the Galaxy S5, as we expected from a glance at the specs.</p> <p>Photos are generally less contrasty, detail is a bit lower, the Mini is a bit less adept at dealing with high light contrast in a scene and the HDR isn&rsquo;t quite as impressive.&nbsp;It doesn&rsquo;t shoot video at 4K, either, just (up to) 1080p.&nbsp;However, we imagine most people will be happy. People who haven&rsquo;t already been spoilt by the big daddy S5 that is.</p> <p>We are a little disappointed the phone doesn&rsquo;t have the same 16-megapixel camera if we&rsquo;re honest. After all, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z1-compact/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z1 Compact</a> had the same sensor as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/honami/sony-xperia-honami-z1/review" target="_blank">Xperia Z1</a> &ndash; which was the step up model at the time.</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="1600" height="900" title="The 16MP ISOCELL sensor of the S5 hasn&#039;t made it onto the Mini" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-mini-16.jpg?1409389381" /> </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="1600" height="900" title="MAKE ME LOOK PRETTY!" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-mini-1.jpg?1409389381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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"> Little details lost and found </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 a few little extras missing too, but Samsung has made sure they&rsquo;re things most people might not notice. You don&rsquo;t get ac Wi-Fi or MHL support. But many people don&rsquo;t even know what these do, let alone care about having them.</p> <p>And the Galaxy S5 Mini does have its fair share of higher-end extras. There&rsquo;s 4G, of course, the fingerprint scanner and heart rate sensor, plus the IR transmitter up on the top. This lets the Mini kick your home entertainment remotes into touch &ndash; it can replace them like a dedicated universal remote.</p> <p>Samsung may have streamlined its interface a bit, but the hardware is still pretty gadget-laden.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-has-started-testing-its-purported-three-sided-display-smartphone/news" target="_blank">Rumour: Samsung is currently testing a thre-sided smartphone screen</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="1600" height="900" title="The S5 Mini has IR functionality so it can control all of your home entertainment kit" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-mini-23.jpg?1409389381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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"> Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is a pretty good miniature take on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Galaxy S5</a>. It looks and feels similar, and offers most &ndash; if not quite all &ndash; the features of its more expensive brother.</p> <p>Most important of the lot, you get the S5&rsquo;s fantastic screen contrast and black level, and the option to have either more accurate or larger-than life colour.</p> <p>Look a bit deeper and you do see a few cuts here are there, though. The CPU is far less powerful, and some games just don&rsquo;t look quite as good as they would on something such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z1-compact/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z1 Compact</a>. Plus, the camera is a lot more ordinary than the Galaxy S5&rsquo;s. It&rsquo;s not bad, just not quite as remarkable.</p> <p>While some may not mind these cuts, we can&rsquo;t help but feel that Samsung&rsquo;s asking for slightly too big a bundle of cash for this little Android.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/best-cheap-smartphone-you-can-buy/feature" target="_blank">The Best Cheap Smartphones - Reviewed</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">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="1600" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s5-mini-5.jpg?1409389381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This isn&#39;t just a small Galaxy S5, it&rsquo;s a cut-down one, but it still offers a fairly top-notch phone experience</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5-mini/samsung-galaxy-s5-mini/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5-mini/samsung-galaxy-s5-mini/review#comments Galaxy S5 Mini Samsung Smartphones Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:31:14 +0000 Tom Parsons 1434784 at http://www.stuff.tv First consumer VR headset for mobile phones is built for the LG G3 http://www.stuff.tv/android/first-consumer-vr-headset-mobile-phones-built-lg-g3/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vortex VR’s headset is 3D-printed, with more coming for other Android devices </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="VRTX I" alt="VRTX I" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vrtx-lgg3.png?1409338212" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;ve been waiting and waiting for Samsung to show its hand regarding the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oculus/leaked-samsungs-vr-headset-picture-spotted-online/news">leaked Gear VR</a>, but Vortex VR just beat it to the punch with a phone-centric headset - and it&rsquo;s for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3</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/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/first-consumer-vr-headset-mobile-phones-built-lg-g3/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/first-consumer-vr-headset-mobile-phones-built-lg-g3/news#comments Android G3 LG Smartphones Wearable tech Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:46:54 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1446157 at http://www.stuff.tv iPhone 6: what it needs to do to reclaim the top spot http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6-what-it-needs-do-reclaim-top-spot/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How can Apple once again make the best smartphone in the world? Let us count the ways… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="717" height="538" title="iPhone 6: what it needs to do to reclaim the top spot" alt="iPhone 6: what it needs to do to reclaim the top spot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-render_5.jpg?1409315581" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With Apple gathering the faithful to Cupertino on <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/its-official-apple-sends-out-invites-9-september-event/news" target="_blank">9 September</a>, it&#39;s a near-certainty that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6</a> is almost upon us.</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"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A bigger screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Why does it need it?</strong><br />Steve Jobs was a well-known detractor of large screens on smartphones, pointing out that the original iPhone screen size of 3.5in made the device small enough to use one-handed. Jobs was right, of course, but the truth is that more and more people are willing to use both hands on their phone as a trade-off for more screen space.</p> <p>With Android flagship phones regularly topping 5in in display real estate, it&rsquo;s time for Apple to follow suit and deliver something for the size-hungry.</p> <p><strong>Will it get it?</strong><br />Oh yes. Since taking the helm at Apple, Tim Cook has already approved an increase in the iPhone&#39;s screen size to 4in, and the iPhone 6 is going much, much further. In fact, it looks liks Apple will launch two iPhone 6 models; a 4.7in iPhone 6, and a 5.5 in model, which may rejoice under the name <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6L</a>.</p> <p>The iPhone is finally following in its Android and Windows Phone rivals&rsquo; footsteps, and that&rsquo;s largely (no pun intended) a good thing &ndash; although we expect the decision to upset the many proponents of one-handed phone use still out there.</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="A leaked 4.7in iPhone 6 next to a Samsung Galaxy S5" alt="A leaked 4.7in iPhone 6 next to a Samsung Galaxy S5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone_6_leak_galaxy_s5_white_gsmarena_1.jpg?1409315581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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"> More storage space </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>Why does it need it?</strong><br />The iPhone 5s comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB options, and that might seem like enough to you in comparison to Apple&rsquo;s smartphone rivals (the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3</a> has 16GB, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-2/review">HTC One M8</a> 16GB or 32GB, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/oneplus-one/review">OnePlus One</a> 16GB or 64GB). But with most of these rivals offering expandable storage via a microSD slot and Apple remaining resolutely expansion-free, there&rsquo;s a lack of flexibility there that hurts current iPhone models.</p> <p><strong>Will it get it?</strong><br />Quite possibly. Rumour has it 16GB will no longer be an option for the iPhone 6, that the 4.7in version will come in 32GB and 64GB flavours and that the 5.5in version will also offer a 128GB option. As for a microSD slot, we wouldn&rsquo;t hold your breath: Apple likes to keep its smartphone lines as clean as possible, and an extra slot for cards just doesn&rsquo;t fit in with that ethos. So, we reckon 128GB might be your maximum.</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="937" height="703" title="It won&#039;t support one of these, but the iPhone 6 might offer as much storage" alt="It won&#039;t support one of these, but the iPhone 6 might offer as much storage" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sandisk-128gb_2.jpg?1409315581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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"> An improved camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Why does it need it?</strong><br />Again, you might be thinking that the iPhone 5s&rsquo; 8MP iSight camera, which sports a wide f/2.2 aperture, two-tone flash and physically large sensor, is pretty darn impressive. And you&rsquo;d be right: it&rsquo;ll capture really lovely images and video, including buttery smooth slow motion clips, in almost any situation. However, Apple can&rsquo;t afford to rest on its laurels here, as a handful of competitors have edged ahead in the snapping stakes: the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z2/review">Sony Xperia Z2</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">Samsung Galaxy S5</a> are all arguably superior photo performers.</p> <p><strong>Will it get it?</strong><br />Hard to say for certain &ndash; but we&rsquo;re leaning towards yes.&nbsp;With the new models being larger, there&rsquo;s more room inside for Apple&rsquo;s product engineers to play with, and some sources have said a 10MP or 13MP sensor is on the way as well as a larger f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilisation. The latter is a particularly smart bet, especially as spy shots appear to show a protruding camera lens &ndash; and because we know that&nbsp;<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 has patented a special optical image stabilisation method</a>.</p> <p>Leaked shots of the iPhone 6&#39;s internals also show that Apple&#39;s managed to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review/more-megapixels" target="_blank">shrink its two-tone LED flash</a> down into a single unit, explaining why spy shots od the iPhone 6&#39;s rear case only have one circular opening.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="That two-tone LED flash? It looks like it won&#039;t be on the iPhone 6" alt="That two-tone LED flash? It looks like it won&#039;t be on the iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-5s-camera_0.jpg?1409315581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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"> A cheaper asking price </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>Why does it need it?</strong><br />The iPhone 5s is really, really expensive in comparison to most of its contemporaries, with SIM unlocked 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models priced at &pound;550, &pound;630 and &pound;710 respectively. Yes, the 5s is a top notch smartphone, but with almost-as-impressive Android handsets like the OnePlus One going for a paltry &pound;230, Apple&rsquo;s pricing is definitely pushing a number of potential customers into the arms of rival manufacturers.</p> <p><strong>Will it get it?</strong><br />We&rsquo;ve had few indications that Apple intends to lower the price on its flagship phones, and in the past the company has generally kept previous-generation devices around as the option for buyers operating on a tighter budget. Even the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5c/review">iPhone 5c</a>, predicted by many to be &ldquo;the first budget iPhone&rdquo;, was basically just an iPhone 5 with a natty plastic body and a decidedly non-budget asking price. The smart money&rsquo;s on both iPhone 6 models coming with a premium price tag attached.</p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/59937401@N07/5929622407/in/photolist-a2YSa6-bta55K-82xTtv-5EMAYS-dB7F8e-aFDjPB-aFATbM-aFAaK6-aYWk56-aFAQEv-PNrwk-84wJAM-62QVKf-apUnh-3q1C3-82zjvr-bZvUDS-2Bvzr6-bta3kH-abWteX-QxcaH-7HKuTk-h3Hnof-brd1K2-5dTR5Y-dTUAhR-9tUy9S-5p8w8o-5rzm-2BUQXp-7jm7SP-aah9wX-8F5t1j-dUSc9a-a5SwX-biaRHp-68vjKV-68zxeQ-5TWEfA-9C9vCS-aFAPtx-cMnty-2zWHnv-dSZe91-9ZA9J6-9kJxyv-5CeF99-9uKMHb-b6MUJK-68zxij/" target="_blank">Images Money</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Will the iPhone 6 cost THIS MUCH?" alt="Will the iPhone 6 cost THIS MUCH?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/money.jpg?1409315581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A longer-lasting battery </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>Why does it need it?</strong><br />Ask the average consumer what they&rsquo;re hoping for in their next smartphone and they won&rsquo;t say a 2K screen, a 21MP camera or louder speakers &ndash; they&rsquo;ll say a battery that lasts at least a day on a full charge. Battery life is often one of the last things manufacturers talk about when bigging up their new phone, because thanks to huge screens and life-sapping quad-core processors, most phones will, at some point, have you anxiously scrambling for a charger when it&rsquo;s really inconvenient. The iPhone 5s has enough battery to get the average user through a day of normal use, but it&rsquo;s not the best out there.</p> <p><strong>Will it get it?</strong><br />If rumours are accurate, it just might. With both iPhone 6 models rocking a bigger body, there&rsquo;s space inside for a bigger fuel tank, and reports claim it might be a 2,100mAh capacity battery &ndash; a big jump from the 1,560mAh battery inside the iPhone 5s. Of course, there&rsquo;ll be a bigger screen (or rather, bigger screens) to power, so it could be that overall battery life remains roughly the same. We&rsquo;ve also seen a leaked shot of a 2,915mAh battery, which could be destined for the larger 5.5in model.</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="Some iPhone 6 batteries, apparently" alt="Some iPhone 6 batteries, apparently" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-batteries_2.jpg?1409315581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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"> Water resistance </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>Why does it need it?</strong><br />Two of the iPhone&rsquo;s biggest competitors, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2, are both water resistant, and we can&rsquo;t count the number of times we&rsquo;ve heard iPhone-using friends and family members bemoaning their dead devices thanks to unplanned dips in the bath, basin or bog. Waterproofing would save a lot of tears.</p> <p><strong>Will it get it?</strong><br />Probably not. Much has been written and leaked concerning the iPhone 6&rsquo;s build, and barely any of it suggests that Apple has decided to seal the phone against the watery ravages of a dunking. There&rsquo;s still hope, of course, but this is one feature we definitely wouldn&rsquo;t bet on. Don&#39;t count on being able to carry on your game of Candy Crush while you&#39;re taking a shower.</p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanorwood/5317801982/in/photolist-96V8g5-78nhic-5qD4Md-mUhJxf-4NCsJp-g8Bsgw-dcUoYj-kkcoWP-nqLVvx-b18F74-7eQ3Si-bhFUAH-bhFWEB-bhFYba-5yuLPg-43MntB-7s6nHV-5BqwUi-734sL8-8648Hq-eJqDxZ-eJqDAB-dEH341-eaShJX-7BPyi9-ejiJSM-8H1GCG-9i9tmo-ocJmjf-9bCbuy-8hGeB9-khBbUS-amSPgg-eJwHzQ-eJwHnu-eJqD7K-eJqDeM-eJqDxp-eJwHhd-eJwHsY-eJwHfo-eJwH8u-eJqDt4-9JKKoL-7QPw3q-7G9C6Q-9tfeGz-7wZkRP-dHFCk2-dHFB5e" target="_blank">Lisa Norwood</a></em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Apple iPhone 6 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-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="Are the days of wet iPhones being rescued by bags of rice over? " alt="Are the days of wet iPhones being rescued by bags of rice over? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wet-iphone-rice.jpg?1409315581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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/iphone-6-what-it-needs-do-reclaim-top-spot/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple iPhone 6 Smartphones Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:04:04 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1445960 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung teases Galaxy Note 4 with somewhat nonsensical ad http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-4/samsung-teases-galaxy-note-4-somewhat-nonsensical-ad/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You’ll see lots of phabulous people having fun – but none of them are using a phablet </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 think this guy uses a Samsung phablet IRL?" alt="You think this guy uses a Samsung phablet IRL?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-note-4-teaser.jpg?1409312223" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What kind of lifestyle will you lead if you buy the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4? Well, we can&rsquo;t say for sure right now (it won&rsquo;t be unveiled until next Wednesday, 3rd September), but Samsung is suggesting this phablet will make your existence on this planet totally AWESOME.</p> <p>The company has just released a teaser ad for the device that doesn&rsquo;t really reference or relate to phablets at all: it&rsquo;s simply one minute of cool urban creatives living their cool urban creative and culturally rich lives to the backing of a Mos Def song.</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"> Can u note </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 there is a &ldquo;write&rdquo; reference, and obviously you can write on a Note using the S-Pen; and an exhortation to &ldquo;go big&rdquo; which is probably a reference to the Note 4 having a big screen. That&rsquo;s about your lot, really &ndash; the only reasons we know it&rsquo;s definitely about the Note 4 is the fact that the video itself is called &ldquo;Ready to Note?&rdquo; and there&#39;s a brief glimpse of a stylus tapping a phablet towards the end.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not just Samsung that does this kind of thing, of course &ndash; Apple has been at it for years, and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kajjMuZx8nY" target="_blank">Sony just teased its upcoming Xperia range</a> (also to be unveiled at IFA on 3rd September) with a similar video &ndash; but we&rsquo;re not sure the Galaxy Note 4 will ever be purchased by someone as a means of being cool or culturally relevant (we could make a joke about it being too big to fit in a skinny jeans pocket but this isn&#39;t 2010, so we won&#39;t).</p> <p>What will it be? A really large phone with a stylus. Probably good at multitasking and pretty powerful. And, you know, that&rsquo;s alright. We&#39;ll find out for sure next week.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-asks-if-youre-ready-note-latest-note-4-teaser-ad">Android Central</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tPzaPI418_0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-4/samsung-teases-galaxy-note-4-somewhat-nonsensical-ad/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Galaxy Note 4 Phablets Samsung Smartphones Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:32:16 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1446141 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 29/08/14: NFC is Now For Certain on the next iPhone </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 preview (Render by Martin Hajek)" alt="Apple iPhone 6 preview (Render by Martin Hajek)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-render-martin-hajek_2.jpg?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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?1409308058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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?1409308058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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?1409308058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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"> Redesigned True Tone flash? </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 27/08/2014: </strong>Chinese smartphone repair company <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/26/rumored-circular-true-tone-flash-for-47-and-55-iphone-6-detailed-in-new-photos" target="_blank">ElekWorld</a> has posted images of what it claims are new iPhone 6 interior components, including what looks like a multicoloured LED flash assembly. From the looks of it, Apple has managed to shrink its True Tone dual-tone LED flash into a single circular unit. That explains why shots of the iPhone 6&#39;s rear case have only a single circular opening &ndash; so the good news is that the True Tone flash seems to be staying.</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 seems the True Tone flash isn&#039;t going – it&#039;s just shrinking" alt="It seems the True Tone flash isn&#039;t going – it&#039;s just shrinking" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-true-tone-iphone-6.jpg?1409308058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </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-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"> 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><strong>Update 29/08/14:</strong> Is Apple finally adding NFC to the iPhone? <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/29/apple-reportedly-taps-chipmaker-nxp-for-iphone-6-nfc-solution" target="_blank">The evidence is mounting that, yes, it is</a> &ndash; and apparently it&#39;s all so the iPhone 6 can basically act like a touchless credit card. A &quot;secure element&quot; inside the phone will hold all your financial credentials safely, allowing you to tap the device on sales terminals in shops and restaurants (and probably Oyster points on buses and at train stations in London) and pay for things instantly. The system could be tied to an iTunes account, according to some reports.</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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </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-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"> 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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </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?1409308058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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>Update 28/08/14:</strong> It&#39;s official; Apple has <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/its-official-apple-sends-out-invites-9-september-event/news" target="_blank">sent out invites to an event on 9 September</a>, which will almost certainly herald the launch of the iPhone 6. Previous event invites have pointed to details of the products being revealed; with a minimalist white design, and a tagline of &quot;Wish we could say more,&quot; Apple is certainly playing things close to the chest this time. </p> <p>The tagline could refer to an overhaul of the voice-controlled Siri virtual assistant, to be released as part of iOS 8; or it may be a coy reference to rumours that the release of the rumoured iWatch has been brought forward to tie in with the iPhone 6 launch. Whatever the case, we&#39;ll find out in a few short weeks.</p> <p><strong>Update 29/08/14:</strong> <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/28/apples-mysterious-2-story-structure-at-site-of-sept-9-event-drives-frenzy-even-further" target="_blank">Apple is building a large, mysterious structure</a> on the side of Cupertino&#39;s Flint Center (the site of 9 September&#39;s launch event). The Flint Center is also much bigger than Apple&#39;s previous regular venue, San Francisco&#39;s Yerba Buena Center, being able to hold 3,000 people as opposed to 700. These two factors suggest that this launch event will be one of the biggest in Apple&#39;s history. Excited yet?</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="733" height="655" title="Price and release date" alt="Apple iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-invite-02_0.jpg?1409308058" /> </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 on 9 September? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-render-martin-hajek_0.jpg?1409308058" /> </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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:43:54 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1428771 at http://www.stuff.tv iPhone 6 will have NFC and mobile payment feature, says report http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6-will-have-nfc-and-mobile-payment-feature-says-report/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite resisting NFC for several years, Apple may finally have found a use for it </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 will have NFC and mobile payment feature, says report" alt="iPhone 6 will have NFC and mobile payment feature, says report" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6-render_4_0.jpg?1409247181" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Apple iPhone 6 will have NFC and a new mobile payment platform, according to a report by <em>Wired</em>.</p> <p>The report says the platform will be one of key features highlighted when Apple launches the iPhone 6 on 9th September.</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"> NFC looking likely </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>To date, Apple has steered clear of featuring Near Field Communications on its devices, but a mobile payment platform would be a compelling reason to change that stance. With the user&rsquo;s financial details stored on an NFC-equipped iPhone, all he or she would have to do to make a purchase is touch the handset on a receiver in a shop or restaurant.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll find out Apple&rsquo;s iPhone 6 plans for certain very soon: the company has just sent out invitations to a press event on 9th September. In the meantime, check out our full <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6 preview</a>.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/08/iphone-6-to-use-nfc/" target="_blank">Wired</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s4/ditch-your-wallet-now-nfc-mobile-payments-explained/feature">Ditch your wallet now: NFC mobile payments explained</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-number-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/iphone-6-will-have-nfc-and-mobile-payment-feature-says-report/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple iPhone 6 Smartphones Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:33:41 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1446082 at http://www.stuff.tv It's official: Apple sends out invites for 9 September event http://www.stuff.tv/apple/its-official-apple-sends-out-invites-9-september-event/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPhone 6, here we come – Apple invites the faithful to Cupertino </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 invite" alt="Apple invite" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-invite-01.jpg?1409244384" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&#39;s been rumoured for a long time, now it&#39;s happening: Apple has sent out invites for an event on 9 September.</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>As usual, Apple is playing coy with the details, and dropping clues to what&#39;ll be announced on its invite. The tagline is &quot;Wish we could say more,&quot; and the graphic is a minimalist slice of Apple logo on a white background; previous event invites have teased the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-invites-go-out-september-12th-event-%E2%80%93-iphone-5-incoming/news" target="_blank">name of the iPhone 5</a> and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-sends-out-invites-10-september-launch/news" target="_blank">colourful cases of the iPhone 5c</a>. So what does this latest one mean?</p> <p>It could point to an overhauled version of Siri, to be released as part of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8/review" target="_blank">iOS 8</a>. Or it could offer clues to the design language of the rumoured iWatch &ndash; the launch of which is reportedly being <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-unveil-iwatch-alongside-iphone-6-9th-september/news" target="_blank">brought forward</a>. Or it could just be that the graphic designer responsible couldn&#39;t be bothered faffing about with colours and just slapped a drop shadow on an Apple logo.</p> <p>Whatever the case, we&#39;ll find out on 9 September. Check out our iPhone 6 preview for all the latest info, and let the speculation begin! Or, er, continue.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-iphone-6-event-2014-8" target="_blank">Business Insider</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6L preview &ndash; is Apple launching an iPhablet?</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="733" height="655" title="Apple invite" alt="Apple invite" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-invite-02.jpg?1409244384" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple sends out invites for 9 September event </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/its-official-apple-sends-out-invites-9-september-event/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/its-official-apple-sends-out-invites-9-september-event/news#comments Apple iPhone 6 iPhone 6L iWatch Smartphones Wearable tech Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:36:21 +0000 Stephen Graves 1446083 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iPhone 6L http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A rumour within a rumour, the iPhone 6L is supposedly Apple’s upcoming giant iPhone. If it exists, here’s what it might be like… </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 supposed iPhone 6L next to the rumoured iPhone 6" alt="Apple iPhone 6L review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-6L-review-01.jpg?1409318285" /> </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/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Having once argued that a smartphone should boast a display where every edge could be <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY4c2mh15Yk" target="_blank">reached by a typical human thumb</a>, Apple is reportedly about to give in regarding ginormophones.</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"> What&#039;s in a name? </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>Chinese website Apple Daily got the <a href="http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20140816/452708/" target="_blank">6L rumours going</a>, with a series of surprisingly not entirely blurry photographs, seemingly showing a device that could feasibly be a larger iPhone (or possibly a Chinese iPhone clone, but that reality would be less exciting).&nbsp;Further&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/55in-iphone-6-shell-revealed-new-pics/news" target="_blank">l</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/55in-iphone-6-shell-revealed-new-pics/news" target="_blank">eaked images</a>&nbsp;appeared on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.evasi0njailbreak.com/iphone-6-5.5-inch-leaked-housing/" target="_blank">Evasi0nJailbreak.com</a>, purportedly showing a larger iPhone shell alongside the back of an iPhone 6.</p> <p>The iPhone 6L moniker gels with previous Apple iPhone naming convention regarding single-letter suffixes, such as iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. The L would presumably unofficially stand for Large, Luxury, Lovely, or Leaked Yet Again, Dammit. Apple would helpfully not tell anyone what it actually means.</p> <p>Case-wise, the device is <a href="http://imgur.com/a/gtdn8?" target="_blank">said to closely resemble the iPhone 6</a>, which reportedly: is more rounded, akin to current iPads (and therefore more comfortable to hold); has an Android-style power switch on the right-hand side; includes a standard headphone jack, despite rumours Apple would go mad and force people to buy <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/future-apple-earpod-headphones-will-measure-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure/news" target="_blank">Lightning-port headphones</a> solely for their iPhones; and recessed volume buttons that will make iPhone photographers swear very loudly, since they liked using the more tactile iPhone 5 ones as triggers.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8/review">Everything you need to know about Apple iOS 8</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="Apple iPhone 6L" alt="Apple iPhone 6L" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6l-01_0.jpg?1409318285" /> </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-02_0.jpg?1409318285" /> </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 6L" alt="Apple iPhone 6L" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6l-03_0.jpg?1409318285" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The L stands for Ludicrous number of pixels </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 main reason for a bigger iPhone is to pack in the pixels and provide people with more space to gawp at videos of hilarious cats and websites with rumours about the iPhone 7. The screen&rsquo;s physical dimensions are well known: 5.5 inches. But the resolution has been subject to speculation.</p> <p><a href="http://daringfireball.net/2014/08/larger_iphone_display_conjecture" target="_blank">Apple expert John Gruber&rsquo;s reasoning</a> delves deeply into Apple&rsquo;s approach to iOS, based around screen points and usability. This is in stark contrast to many sites that have just yelled 1080p and made a break for the pub, or oddly argued Apple&rsquo;s flagship device would have an identical resolution to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but with less sharpness.</p> <p>Gruber speculates there&rsquo;ll be a 1334 x 750 Retina display on the 4.7-inch model and a 2208 x 1224 kind of &rsquo;super Retina&#39; display on the 5.5-inch iPhone 6L, which packs even more pixels into a tiny space. This would leave the iPhone short of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3</a>&rsquo;s &lsquo;Quad HD&rsquo; 2560 x 1440 resolution, but no doubt Apple will nonetheless argue its screen&rsquo;s revolutionary anyway, while iOS developers en masse smack their heads repeatedly into their desks at having to support yet more resolutions and deal with new scaling issues.</p> <p>On the plus side, some swift back-of-an-envelope calculations here at Stuff HQ suggest this resolution provides space for an extra row and column of icons on every home screen! (<em>Stuff</em> sometimes wonders why Apple doesn&rsquo;t just shove a Phone app and associated technical gubbins into an iPad and be done with it.)</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/best-cheap-smartphone-you-can-buy/feature">Group test - the best cheap smartphones</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> Bigger, bolder, battery-er </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 two ways to look at the iPhone 6L: one is that it&rsquo;s a big iPhone 6 and will merrily utilise the smaller device&rsquo;s innards, but also have a bigger battery, in order to deal with the larger display. <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2014/08/15/purported-photos-of-5-5-inch-iphone-6l-show-outer-shell-battery-and-more/" target="_blank">Rumours point to</a> a 2915mAh beast inside the unit, versus a 1810mAh battery in the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the relatively wee 1560mAh in the iPhone 5s.</p> <p>The other way is that it&rsquo;ll be the iPhone 6 with more of everything. A new A8 chip is likely to be unveiled, at <a href="https://twitter.com/SonnyDickson/statuses/444604977290301440" target="_blank">twice the speed of the A7</a>, and it could conceivably <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/04/analyst-apple-could-equip-55-iphone-6-with-more-powerful-processor-than-47-model" target="_blank">be clocked higher on the larger iPhone or have more graphics clout</a>. There&rsquo;s also the possibility Apple could bung more RAM in the device, upping the relatively miserly rumoured 1GB on the iPhone 6 to 2GB in the iPhone 6L. This could make split-screen multi-tasking a feature of the larger model, without apps grinding to a halt.</p> <p>Another slice of conjecture is a rather curious rumour surrounding optical image stabilisation. <a href="https://commerce.us.reuters.com/purchase/showReportDetail.do?docid=67025347" target="_blank">According to KGI</a>, Apple might limit this advanced feature to the iPhone 6L due to expense, shortage of components, and the requirement to further differentiate its new devices.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature">iCheapskate - 38 amazing 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="Leaked shots of the battery in the &quot;iPhone 6L&quot;" alt="Apple iPhone 6L review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6L-review-02.jpg?1409318285" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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"> More bang, more buck(s) </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>Pricing for iPhones has remained reasonably stable in recent years, and it would seem UK off-contract iPhone 5s price-points will become iPhone 6 price-points in September. Expect the cheapest device to start at &pound;549, with &pound;80 jumps per memory bump.</p> <p>But the 6L is an unknown.&nbsp;<a href="http://bgr.com/2014/06/13/iphone-6-4-7-inches-vs-5-5-inches/">Online reports</a>&nbsp;have suggested Apple might be about to charge US$100 extra in the States for the bigger device, but follow that rumour-trail and you merely end up with a&nbsp;<a href="http://bgr.com/2014/03/26/iphone-6-specs-price/">survey</a>&nbsp;saying that US iPhone owners would pay extra, and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/pacific-crest-upgrades-apple-2014-3">an analyst talking about Apple increasing prices in general</a>, because iPhone owners are relatively wealthy.</p> <p>Still, just because rumours lack substance, that doesn&rsquo;t mean they&rsquo;re wrong. In pricing terms, it&rsquo;d be logical for the 6L to be the 3G iPad to the 6&rsquo;s normal iPad, upping the price by &pound;100 for each equivalent unit in the line. Alternatively, Apple might&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techtimes.com/articles/9215/20140626/iphone-6-rumors-apple-may-offer-128gb-variant-for-5-5-inch-model.htm">restrict top-end memory storage (128 GB) to the 6L</a>, in order to soften the blow to your wallet, capping the iPhone 6 at 64 GB.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphone-photography/feature">Tips and tricks for smartphone photography</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> Unannounced product delayed! </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>Immediately after the iPhone 6L became a possible thing, there were reports of production issues. MacRumors has&nbsp;<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/07/13/iphone-6-production-issues-5-5-inch-delay-2015/">repeatedly</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/07/23/iphone-mid-september-iphone-event/">reported</a>&nbsp;that the device - which, remember, might not even exist - is possibly (but not definitely) delayed. iBetHedge.</p> <p>There have been issues with pretty much every component: the display; the battery; the case. We&rsquo;re frankly surprised someone hasn&rsquo;t claimed&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nowhereelse.fr/date-sortie-iphone-6-manuel-100404/">the boxes</a>&nbsp;have come out &ldquo;a bit wonky&rdquo;, leading to Jony Ive smashing up all the iPhone 6Ls in a fury.</p> <p>In short, no-one knows when the iPhone 6L will arrive. September 19 seems the probable release date, assuming the iPhone 6L is on time and not a figment of the tech industry&rsquo;s collective imagination. Or some other random date in 2015 if it&rsquo;s delayed.</p> <p>Whatever the case, claims that the iPhone 6L will be limited seem staggeringly obvious given supply chain issues with every other iPhone to date shortly after release. On that basis, have your trigger finger at the ready to pre-order the second the device goes on sale.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/why-i-m-dreading-bigger-iphone-6/feature">Unless you don&rsquo;t have the thumbs for it</a>, obviously.</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> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The iPhone 5s in all its glory" alt="Apple iPhone 6L review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC01884_2.JPG?1409318285" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review#comments Apple iPhone 6L Smartphones Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:53:51 +0000 Marc McLaren 1446027 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 4 looks set to get a fingerprint scanner http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-4/samsung-galaxy-note-4-looks-set-get-fingerprint-scanner/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung&#039;s flagship phablet will be getting a new Fingerprint Shortcuts feature </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" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-4.jpg?1409053541" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 4</a>&nbsp;is&nbsp;due to be revealed&nbsp;in just a few days&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/rumour-samsung-launching-note-4-apple-showing-iphone-september/news">on 3 September, to be exact</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/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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Other reports suggest that the Galaxy Note 4 will&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-4/samsung-galaxy-note-4-revealed-leaked-photos/news">have an angular metal frame</a>&nbsp;with bevelled edges and plastic inserts at the base of the phone. It&rsquo;s also said to cost IDR9,499,000 (around &pound;490),&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-note-4-could-cost-more-s1000/news">according to Indonesian online retailer</a>, erafone.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll find out for sure at Samsung&#39;s Unpacked event at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/ifa-2014/ifa-2014-what-expect-europes-biggest-tech-show/news">IFA 2014</a>, on 3 September.&nbsp;</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/details_on_the_samsung_galaxy_note_4_fingerprint_scanner_emerge-news-9460.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-4/ifa-2014/ifa-2014-what-expect-europes-biggest-tech-show/news">IFA 2014: What to expect at Europe&#39;s biggest tech show</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RzTT7AIO3lA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-4/samsung-galaxy-note-4-looks-set-get-fingerprint-scanner/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-4/samsung-galaxy-note-4-looks-set-get-fingerprint-scanner/news#comments Galaxy Note 4 Phablets Samsung Smartphones Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:34:25 +0000 Stephen Graves 1445939 at http://www.stuff.tv LG G3 Stylus: another G3 variant with, yes, a stylus http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g3-stylus-another-g3-variant-yes-stylus/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG has taken inspiration from the Samsung Galaxy Note range in this upcoming smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G3 Stylus: another G3 variant with, yes, a stylus" alt="LG G3 Stylus: another G3 variant with, yes, a stylus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g3-stylus_0.jpg?1409049062" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Not long after the launch of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3-beat-g3-smaller-and-more-affordable/news">G3 Beat</a>, LG has announced another variant of its G3 flagship phone: the LG G3 Stylus.</p> <p>Given its name, you won&rsquo;t be surprised to learn that it comes with a stylus &ndash; LG&rsquo;s own Rubberdium pen &ndash; and like the Samsung Galaxy Note range it&rsquo;s been designed with pen use in mind. A suite of apps called QuickMemo+, for example, allows you to make and share handwritten notes and sketches.</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"> Big screen but reduced specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The phone offers a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5.5in 960 x 540 IPS LCD screen, 8GB of expandable storage, a 1.3MP front-facing camera and a 13MP main camera, a 3,000mAh removable battery and Android 4.4.2. So it&rsquo;s not in the same high-end league as the regular G3 at all &ndash; in fact it doesn&rsquo;t even support 4G LTE networks.</p> <p>That said, there are a number of features retained from the flagship, including the ability to unlock the phone via a special series of knocks on the screen, dual-window multitasking and the ability to focus and take a photo simply by touching any point on the screen.</p> <p>The LG G3 Stylus will be on show at IFA next week, and available in a host of countries around the world from September. At present, LG has not confirmed a European release at all &ndash; so don&rsquo;t be too surprised if this pen-equipped handset never arrives in the UK.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://lgnewsroom.com/newsroom/contents/64648" target="_blank">LG Newsroom</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/ifa-2014/lg-s-l-series-smartphones-offer-g3-features-lower-specs-and-prices/news">LG&rsquo;s L Series smartphones offer G3 features with lower specs and prices</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-number-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> LG Smartphones Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:28:40 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1445937 at http://www.stuff.tv Chinese telecom company apparently outs iPhone 6 with poster mistake http://www.stuff.tv/apple/oops-one-apples-telco-partners-outs-iphone-6-poster/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This might just be the most convincing pre-release image of Apple&#039;s next phone yet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="An Apple telco partner outs an iPhone 6 poster " alt="An Apple telco partner outs an iPhone 6 poster " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphoneeee.jpg?1409044691" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Take a good look at the picture above, because we&rsquo;re pretty sure that this is what the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6</a> is going to look like. That&rsquo;s because this isn&#39;t just another blurry leaked shot from somewhere along the supply chain &ndash; the source this time is China Telecom, one of Apple&rsquo;s largest telecommunications partners in the Far East.</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"> Convincing – but nothing new </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>Looking closely at the shot, it seems to sit in line with many of the other spy shots that have been previously leaked. So it might be the most on-the-nose image of the iPhone 6 yet, but it doesn&#39;t offer up a whole lot of surprises or new information about the smartphone.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s most likely coming in a trio of colour options &ndash; gold, black, and silver &ndash; since all three appear on the poster. In addition, according to China Telecom, it will support a range of networks: WCDMA, CDMA2000, GSM, CDMA1X and two kinds of 4G LTE network.</p> <p>China Telecom&#39;s poster represents what feels like the millionth pre-release image of the iPhone 6, which must be the most leaked smartphone in history. Will Tim Cook and co have any surprises for us at all come the launch day (most likely 9th September)? Make sure you join us then to find out, and in the meantime take a look at our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6 preview</a> to find out everything we know.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2014/08/22/iphone-6-apparently-confirmed-by-china-telecom/?partner=yahootix" target="_blank">Forbes</a>,&nbsp;image: <a href="http://tech.sina.com.cn/mobile/n/apple/2014-08-20/16559564335.shtml" target="_blank">Sina News</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/55in-iphone-6-shell-revealed-new-pics/news">5.5in iPhone 6 shell revealed in new pics</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-number-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/oops-one-apples-telco-partners-outs-iphone-6-poster/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple iOS iPhone 6 Smartphones Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:18:11 +0000 Stephen Graves 1445926 at http://www.stuff.tv 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?1409148825" /> </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?1409148825" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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?1409148825" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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?1409148825" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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?1409148825" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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 Glif (&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?1409148825" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-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?1409148825" /> </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