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Samsung Galaxy Note launches on AT&T February 19th

February 5, 2012 Leave a comment

It is a happy news for those who covet when AT&T announced that Samsung’s gigantic Galaxy Note smartphone would make its way to America, your wait is nearly over. The wireless carrier announced on January 30, that the firm would unveil the device on Sunday, February 19th. The mobile will cost $299.99 with a two-year contract of extension. For the customers who are much more eager to buy the phone, they can pre-order the Galaxy Note. The pre-order starts today and get it delivered two days early. The Galaxy Note LTE will be in Carbon Blue and Ceramic White color choices.

The Galaxy Note has created quite a following since the original model was announced way back in October, at the IFA show in Berlin.The most spectacular feature of the mobile is its 5.3 inch 1280×800 Super AMOLED display, easily the largest and the most high-resolution screen than any other mobile being sold today. It is a credit that it packs a Wacom digitzer and old-school stylus (“S-Pen”) for pen based drawing and input. The mobile has several applications to take the advantage of the stylus, as well as the S-Pen SDK for developers who want their apps to integrate with the feature as well. The future of the S-Pen to make its way to other devices depends upon the whether the Galaxy Note is well-received.

The Galaxy Note uses a dual-core 1.4Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage space and an 8MP camera. These all features is powered by an admirably large 2500 Ah battery. The Note runs Samsung’s TouchWiz version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is already in the works. The major difference between AT&T’s version of the Note and those already released overseas is the new radio, which will take advantage of the carrier’s LTE data network. Rumors of other US Galaxy Note variants, particularly the “Galaxy Journal” on Verizon, have yet to be confirmed.

Source: androidcommunity


iPhone 4S Test Notes: Data Speed (It’s Slow)

October 20, 2011 Leave a comment

The new iPhone 4S is here. A re-spiffed antenna, and stuffed inside the AT&T 4S, new guts that (should) mean faster data speeds. But theoretical max speeds are not real world experiences. Here comes the comparison among AT&T, Sprint and Verizon for the fastest iPhone. Does 4S measure up against the most jacked Android phones?

The reports after the test of the iPhone 4S on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon; the iPhone 4 on Verizon and AT&T; the Samsung Galaxy S II on Sprint and T-Mobile; the Motorola Droid Bionic on Verizon, and the HTC Amaze on Sprint, are as follow:

None of the iPhones proclaim to work at “4G” speeds, even though AT&T has billed mobiles with the same potential data speed as the 4S as “4G.” Verizon and Sprint’s iPhones use CDMA EV-DO Rev A, which has a theoretical max download speed of 3.1Mbps. The old AT&T iPhone 4 was technically capable of hitting 7.2Mbps downstream. AT&T’s iPhone 4S uses a version of HSPA+ with a max speed of 14.4Mbps downstream. Regarding non-iPhones, the Amaze 4G and Galaxy S II on T-Mobile also run on HSPA+, but a version that theoretically allows a peak downstream speed of 42Mbps. The Galaxy S II on Sprint uses WiMax for 4G speeds, while Verizon’s Droid Bionic runs on its LTE network, which claims speeds of up to 12Mbps (though we’ve seen them go well above 20Mbps). Obviously, theoretical max speeds are not real world speeds.

Every phone displayed max bars with pretty strong signal.


Numbers of People consider download a significant factor. No wonder, may be, the 4G phones massacred the iPhones, beating them by nearly 1000 percent. AT&T’s faster theoretical speeds with its iPhone 4S are faster in real life, overthrowing Verizon and Sprint on the iPhone 4S. No real gain for Verizon—  it is that Verizon iPhone 4 already had a tweaked antenna design, so it had less to gain.



Upload speeds are equally important, considering how many of us are now syncing our high-res photos and HD videos back to the cloud. The iPhone 4Ses’ speeds was not much better, particularly AT&T’s. Sprint’s iPhone 4S gave the best upload speed at 0.89 Mbps,among of those compared phones.

Overall, Sprint seems to average out the best of the iPhone 4Ses, with the second fastest downloads and fastest upload. Addition to that, one can get unlimited data. iPhones are officially slowwwww when it comes to raw data speeds.


Source: gizmodo