Want the best camera that a smartphone can offer? The DxOMark Mobile test says that you should bin your iPhone X or Google Pixel 2 and get yourself a Samsung Galaxy S9+. Must read: Apple products you shouldn't buy in 2018 Featured stories Cryptocurrency reality checks and the coming boom USB Type-C is the iPhone charging connector that Steve Jobs would have wanted I tried to write this article on an iPad Pro. It didn’t go well Thousands of Mega logins dumped online, exposing user files The Samsung Galaxy S9+ scored 99, highest-ever combined photo and video rating for a smartphone camera, and a photo score of 104 points, again, the highest ever photo score awared to a smartphone. DxO's review of the camera built into the Galaxy S9+ is very glowing: The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is a smartphone without any real weaknesses in the camera department. In both still and video modes, it performs well across the board, delivering consistently good photo and video image quality in … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S9+ beats iPhone X and Pixel 2 to claim top smartphone camera DxOMark Mobile score
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Samsung's latest addition to its ever-growing brood is the new Galaxy Grand 2 -- a big-screened blower aimed at travellers on a budget. With a 5.25-inch HD screen and mid-range specs, it's a follow-up to last year's Grand Duos, which hit UK phone shops with a £300 price tag. I'd expect the Grand 2 to be similarly priced, but Samsung hasn't yet revealed a British price or release date. The Grand 2 boasts a 16x9 HD screen, but tellingly Samsung doesn't say exactly what the resolution is. You'd expect a minimum of 1,280x720 pixels, which works out to a mediocre 280 pixels per inch stretched over that massive piece of glass. Inside, the Grand 2 isn't any more high-end. There's a quad-core processor, but its 1.2GHz speed is fairly unimpressive, as is 1.5GB of RAM and just 8GB of storage, although you can expand that by 64GB with a microSD card. 'Duos' at the top right of the phone indicates dual SIM-card slots -- useful for international travellers -- and there's a 2,600mAh … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is a 5.25-inch mid-range blower
Samsung has lifted the lid on a new 5-inch smart phone -- hooray! But despite boasting a palm-filling display, this phone has middle-of-the-road hardware that is unlikely to set your pulse racing. Boo!The impossible-to-not-say-in-a-Northern-accent Galaxy Grand is a slender 9.6mm thick, has an 8-megapixel camera and looks almost identical to the flagship Samsung Galaxy S3.Good stuff, but the Grand is let down by a boring 480x800-pixel screen resolution, that pales in comparison to the 720x1,280 pixels you'd find nestled within the S3 or Note 2's panel, or the 640x1,136 pixel display on the iPhone 5. With a display that big, you'll really notice the drop in resolution too. Don't expect text or high-definition video to look particularly sharp, and you'll probably notice blurriness around text and onscreen icons.Less worrisome but equally boring is the 1.2GHz dual-core processor. You may find the Grand performs admirably when it comes to simple tasks like web browsing, but it could … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Grand is a 5-inch pretender with paltry pixels
There's no better upgrade than a free upgrade, right? We want to make that happen for two lucky readers. Samsung announced its new flagships phones at Mobile World Congress, so it's the perfect time for a giveaway!Our editors gave the Galaxy S9 a rating of 8.5. Our favorite features are a gorgeous 5.8-inch screen, a dual-curved design and a terrific camera for well-lit shots that can't go wrong. Whiplash-fast speeds, strong battery life, wireless charging and water-resistance don't hurt either.Its big brother, the Galaxy S9 Plus, got a rating of 8.8 and our editors think that the Galaxy S9 Plus one-ups the excellent Galaxy S9 thanks to a second rear camera for portrait photos.The grand prize is an unlocked Galaxy S9 Plus, and the first runner-up takes home an unlocked Galaxy S9.So what do you need to do to enter this sweeps? Fill out the form below, read our rules carefully and accept our terms and conditions. And if you really want to take home one of the prizes, you can … [Read more...] about You could win* a free Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus or a Galaxy S9!
Samsung today unveiled another Galaxy smartphone, aimed toward users with "fast-paced mobile lifestyles who demand more from their phone." The Galaxy Grand — a sort of mashup of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III and Note II — runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on its 5-inch screen and supports the manufacturer's Multi Window feature. Physically, the phone takes many cues from the Galaxy S III, including the rounded corners, centered rear camera and rectangular home button. The Grand, though touted as a "slim, ergonomic" handset, carries a slightly thicker 9.6mm build and a wider and taller stance, to accompany the larger screen. Its 1.2-GHz dual-core processor supports multitasking, fast Web browsing, and what Samsung called "superior graphics" in applications and games. Additionally, the 8-megapixel camera snaps photos with zero shutter lag and includes a backside illumination sensor for clear shots even in dark conditions. Plus, it records video in full HD. For the on-the-go user, … [Read more...] about Samsung Reveals 5-Inch Galaxy Grand Smartphone