Samsung Galaxy S7 Vs. Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S7 Vs. Galaxy S6

The Samsung Galaxy S series is Samsung’s answer to the flagship iPhone, and the initial versions of the Galaxy S smartphones had seen tremendous success among buyers. However, the last few versions, especially the Samsung Galaxy S6, failed to live up to the expectations due to a wide variety of reasons. Samsung has taken it upon themselves to return the Galaxy S6 to the top of the echelon, and we can see a host of new features on the Galaxy S7 when compared to the Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S7 is expected to be launched during April of 2016.

The Exterior

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The exterior shell of the new Galaxy S7 may be largely unaffected from the S6 series, but we may see a slight improvement in the quality of materials used. Buyers are more concerned about the form factor, which will entice Samsung to use exotic materials to stand apart from the S6 model.

The Screen

According to a leaked internal company presentation, Samsung is gearing up to offer two screen sizes and four versions of the Galaxy S7. This will include the regular S7, S7+, and the S7 Edge, and S7 Edge+ models. Expect the screen sizes to measure at 5.2 inches and 5.5 inches for the regular and plus models respectively. A curved screen option is also expected, especially in the Edge models.

Samsung might also improve the display to incorporate a Force Touch feature to the existing Super AMOLED qHD screen. The resolution will remain similar to the S6 model, and will feature a 1440X2560 display.

Performance

As with all Samsung Galaxy smartphones, we do expect a significant improvement in the performance with the introduction of a new model. The Cortex-A53 & A57 CPU in the S6 will be replaced by the Snapdragon 820 CPU in the S7, and the RAM is also expected to be increased to 4GB in the S7 from the existing 3GB in the S6. Samsung might introduce a micro SD card option in the S7, especially if the phone comes with a 32 GB internal storage option, but that is debatable.

Camera

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Samsung is rumoured to follow Apple’s footsteps by decreasing the megapixels to 12MP in the S7 from the prevalent 16MP in the S6. This is done to reduce file size and increase the overall quality of the images. The aperture ratio will be reduced to f/1.7 in the S7 from f/2.2 available in the S6 model, which makes it more efficient in low-light conditions and while capturing moving objects.

Battery

Samsung Galaxy S7 will feature larger batteries when compared to the S6 model, which will increase the thickness of the phone slightly. However, the advantage is that the phone will have more battery backup.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 will offer a lot of features when compared to S6 version, and might even have a water-resistant feature. The entire world is looking forward to the launch to see what Samsung has in store for its consumers worldwide. Expect a premium for the S7 model over the S6 in terms of price, as Samsung is known to increase the price of their models with every new launch.

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 Tablet Review

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 Tablet Review

Samsung and Apple have been at the forefront of consumer choice when it comes to understanding user requirements for modern and feature-rich tablets, but they were always a touch expensive to acquire. This is where Huawei begs to differ by bringing their latest offering to the masses. The Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 Tablet is the newest addition to the tablet market and promises to provide a lot of features for conventional tablet buyers.

Design

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The Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 is a 10-inch tablet that is finished in sandblasted metal finish using an aluminum casing. The entire unit weighs in at 1.1 lbs and is easily one of the most attractive and premium looking tablets in the market. While it is designed and marketed as an affordable Android tablet, the MediaPad M2 10.0 does not come off as a budget tablet in any way and is one of the major selling points for Huawei.

The tablet comes primarily in two different specifications, the Standard edition, and the Premium edition. The Standard edition tablet with the basic specification costs $349 while the Premium Edition costs $419 for the basic spec.

Specifications

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Both the standard as well as the premium versions come with a 10.1-inch display having a maximum resolution of 1200 X 1920 pixels at 224 PPI pixel density. This does not offer the same texture and richness of color as the iPad but does not feel lacking in the entertainment factor either. Powered by an octa-core processor in a dual configuration (Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex A53 + quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53), the standard tablet is equipped with a 2 GB Ram, while the premium version comes with a 3 GB RAM. The storage also varies for both versions, with the standard version offering a 16 GB of internal storage while users can enjoy 64 GB of internal storage in the premium version.

As far as the camera is concerned, the tablet is equipped with a 13 MP primary camera with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture ratio, while the secondary front facing camera offers a 5 megapixels ratio.

The Premium version of the Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 also features a stylus, known as the M-pen, which is a great accessory that will complement the design and performance of the tablet. However, there is no slot for holding the M-pen, and there is a chance that you will misplace it in the long run.

Perhaps the most important feature of the Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 Tablet is the availability of four Harman/Kardon speakers that are located at the top and bottom of the tablet for a revolutionary audio experience. These speakers are supplemented by the SWS 2.0 Surround Sound and Clari-fi Audio Restoration amplifier that will work together to enhance the audio quality.

The company promises an immersive audio experience while playing all types of media, and is oriented at people who use their tablet primarily for gaming or for watching movies and videos. Therefore, if you are looking for an affordable android tablet for entertainment purposes, the Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 tablet is the answer.

MacBook Air Review

MacBook Air Review

Apple has produced few of the best products in the field of technology and the MacBook Air is one of them. The newly redesigned MacBook Air still holds on to the claim of one of the best laptops in the world. The slim design, better performance and improved battery life make it better than the other laptops.

 

Display and Design

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The 13.3 inch screen display of the laptop is good enough for the buyers. The screen resolution at 1440×900 may be improved. However, the design of the MacBook Air is still the most interesting and appealing. In fact different manufacturers like Dell is behind the race and is trying to imitate the design, DellBook can be a very good example. The slim aluminum design still looks excellent. The screen bezels and the edge to edge glass cover is nothing less than excellent. The bezels in MacBook Air is on thicker aide. The smooth and easy to type Keyboard and the forced touch trackpad are still big assets for the MacBook Air. If the laptops of other manufacturers are considered then none looks up to the mark with MacBook Air at least within the price range. Samsung, HP, Acer, Sony are still making laptops with thick base.

Hardware

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The new and improved Intel Core i5 processor makes it a laptop to buy with enhanced performance. The 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 128 GB of SSD storage are the best for your speed and performance. There is hardly any laptop that gives you storage of SSD in the price range. Big companies like Dell and HP are still using the HDD hard disks. MacBook Air uses Apple OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 operating system. The hardware of the MacBook Air makes it one of the best buys in the world at this point of time.

Performance

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The enhanced processor has made sure that the battery performance is increased by considerable amount. The MacBook Air has the best battery backup in its price range. As far as the connectivity performance is concerned, MacBook Air again races ahead of others. The Thunderbolt 2 is as good as it can be for playing videos. It can be also be used for VGA or HDMI. Apple was once criticized for the one USB port, but MacBook Air has 2 USB 3.0 port and is quite useful now. The stereo audio and mic jac enhance the usefulness of the MacBook Air even more. It is also compatible with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Price

The price range of MacBook Air is as usual on the higher side. It is priced at $999. However, when the features of other laptops from leading brands like HP, Dell, Sony etc are compared, the MacBook Air looks more convincing to buy. The product from Samsung that can be rated better than MacBook Air is priced at $1299. This establishes the Apple MacBook Air as the best laptop within the range.

Apple has maintained the style and design of the laptop for sometime now and may be the time has come to make some changes. But as far as the overall performance is concerned, Apple MacBook Air continues to be the best in the market.