Tag Archive: Tested


Samsung Galaxy S9 slow motion tested and compared: We exploded beer cans for science

Once you learn the rules of this feature, it can be one of the most entertaining things you do on your phone.

Like most modern smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S9 offers a slow motion video feature. While many offer 240fps slow motion, Samsung is one of the first companies to offer an impressive 960fps recording mode by default (the others are Sony and Huawei). I spent a little while comparing this new slow motion with my experiences  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9+ tested: Exynos 9810 vs. Snapdragon 845

Samsung sells two variants of the Galaxy S9+: a model powered by the Snapdragon 845, and a variant featuring the Exynos 9810.

From the Galaxy S7 onward, Samsung has offered two variants of its flagships — a model powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform for the U.S. and China, and a global variant featuring the manufacturer’s in-house Exynos chipset. That’s the case this year as well: the Galaxy S9 and S9+ sold in the U.S. and China are  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9+ is the best smartphone camera DxOMark has ever tested

This is a great early indication that Samsung has something special here.

Few things changed in the Galaxy S9+ over its predecessor, but the one fundamental shift was in its camera hardware. Going with an all-new sensor, physically changing aperture and a secondary telephoto lens, Samsung knew it had something worth talking about. And according to DxOMark, it worked: the Galaxy S9+ received its highest-ever mobile rating of 99.

The Galaxy S9+ got to that combined score  [Read More…]

The closest your Nexus camera will get to Pixel performance is being publicly tested

Maybe you can keep that Nexus just a little longer now.

Google’s Pixel cameras are outstanding, and a lot of it has to do with some downright clever software in the new camera app. That zero shutter lag experience is one of those things you don’t know you care about until you see someone else with it, and when you combine that with the overall quality of the images you get from a Pixel it’s easy  [Read More…]

Samsung tested Galaxy Note7 batteries in-house, unlike other device makers

Now that Samsung has killed off the Galaxy Note7, its main concern is to get at the bottom of the whole overheating batteries mystery. While the investigation is ongoing, it has been revealed via a report from the Wall Street Journal, that Samsung has been testing phone batteries, including those bound for the Note7 in

You don’t need an invite to see how the OnePlus One is tested

Apple and Samsung have already published videos showing views just how their latest products are tested against wear and tear. Now it’s the turn of OnePlus who have also uploaded a video to show how the “flagship killer” has its durability tested. The best part? You don’t require an invite to watch.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Upgrade to Android 4.0 is almost ready, currently being tested by Google

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Upgrade to Android 4.0 is almost ready, currently being tested by Google

The original Asus Eee Pad Transformer is currently running Android 3.2 (Honeycomb), but will soon be upgraded to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream  [Read More…]