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.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Review

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Review

Samsung has always done better in the middle range smartphones. There are lots of phones in the international market that are available for around $200 and Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is one of them. Samsung tries to get the middle range customers with some exciting features and this phone is a same attempt from the South Korean giant.

Design

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Samsung has been very stubborn when it comes to design and the dull looking design of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is nothing different. The design is pretty straightforward and resembles other Samsung Galaxy designs. However, the manufacturer has ensured that it gets the better look and feel and it does not look cheap.

Display

This is something very important and Samsung has done good job since beginning with the display. The 5 inches display with 540*960 resolution fairs good within the price range. The brightness of the phone is quite convincing and the pixel density of 220 ppi is also good enough for the phone.

Hardware

The hardware of the phone defines the performance and Samsung has tried to equip good hardware with Galaxy Grand Prime. The quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor is quite fast and effective. However, the 1 GB of RAM may disappoint some people. The graphics look good with Adreno 306 GPU for Prime. The phone comes with 8 GB of internal storage but Samsung provides the microSD card slot to extend the storage of the device. The overall hardware looks impressive but lack of storage and RAM may slow down the device in longer run.

Camera

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Samsung is known for the high quality camera. However, nothing special has been delivered with Galaxy Grand Prime. The phone has been given an elementary 8 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera. The image quality is moderate and noise can be observed in low light. There is no wow factor in the camera but it is good for an entry level smartphone. The response time and features are also satisfactory for mid-range smartphone. It has the 1080p video recording, but the performance may not be up to the mark considering the hardware and features of the phone.

Battery Performance

This has become one of the important aspects in modern day smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has good battery performance with some special modes to save the battery and extend the performance as well. The phone is based upon 2600 mAh battery. The average battery life of the phone is around 6 hours 30 minutes and that looks quite satisfactory.

Other features

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime fairs good in overall features. The audio quality and the connectivity is pretty good for the mid-range smartphone.

Cost

The cost of the phone is around $200. The phone looks good for this price range. However, one can always look for some better options and compare with other smartphones in the same price range.

If your budget is less than $200, then you consider to buy cheaper Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime locked to a specific network. Afterwards, you can unlock it at the cost of a few dollars using an online unlocking platform like https://www.unlockscope.com/unlock-samsung-galaxy-grand-prime-060712

The performance is good for the phone but it cannot be termed as super smartphone in the mid-range from Samsung.

 

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.

 

Awesome Technology: 3D Sugar Printers

Awesome Technology: 3D Sugar Printers

Here’s yet another sign that we are living in the future: 3D Systems has come out with a new line of 3D Printers that can literally print custom shapes using sugar as a medium. This means no more boring sugar cubes – you can now have sugar in complex polyhedra, concave anti-prisms, infinity loops, and other fun Archimedean solids.

Everything you see on this page was made with a 3D Printer…

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… using nothing but sugar!

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Being just sugar, it’s completely edible…

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But it would almost be a shame to eat these creations!

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They can also be dissolved in coffee or tea…

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… or just placed on display in an art gallery!

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The makers of this machine are marketing it as the “must-have companion for the professional baker, cake master, and high-end event and restaurateur.” Once these 3D Sugar Printers become affordable for the average consumer, I plan on getting one for my kitchen. But I wonder… do they make 3D Printed cavity fillings to go with it? 🙂

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