The Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 is a giant of a tablet in both size and price
Tablets vary in size a lot these days, and which size you prefer your tablet will depend to a large extent on how you plan to use it. If your need is for a constant companion that lends itself to doubling as an ereader then you might prefer a smaller tablet than the Galaxy TabPRO 12.2.
One thing is certain – anyone selecting the Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 is going to get a tablet that’s not the easiest thing to throw into a bag or the lightest to carry around. The overall size of 204 x 295.6 x 7.95mm and weight of a massive 734g are an immediate problem if you like to travel light. It’s certainly not ideal for one-handed use, either. This is a tablet you are more likely to prop up to use, or grasp in two hands.
On the other side of the coin, you do get a massive screen here at 12.2 inches with a resolution that shows its capabilities off to great effect. The 2560 x 1600 pixels are simply wonderful to look at.
Will the LG G Watch R be the surprise winner of the next generation of smartwatches?
Do I really need to say anything? The thing is beautiful!
But anyway. LG has lifted the lid on its latest venture into the smartwatch market and boy are we impressed. The LG G Watch R uses all the same innards as its predecessor, so you’ll find the same 4GB of storage, Snapdragon 400 processor and 512MB of RAM all available to you. But LG has listened to consumer feedback and made some big changes in other areas.
For one, the G Watch R actually looks like a watch you would wear and now includes a stylish circular interface. It’s also predominantly made from stainless steel, which should bump up the price tag a fair amount too. We expect to hear more from LG about their new smartwatch at IFA next week.
The Samsung Gear S will be the first 3G-enabled smartwatch. Read more about it below.
It seems Samsung isn’t waiting to IFA to show off some of its latest devices. The Gear S is their next attempt at a smartwatch and although it follows in the same footsteps as its predecessors, there are several noticeable changes and improvements to note. For one, the Gear S will include a curved display. It’s arguably more aesthetically pleasing than the clunky dial on some of the current competition and should make it a bit comfier to wear as well.
It includes the same two-inch AMOLED display as the original Gear smartwatches, but will be the first smartwatch to run Samsung’s own operating system, Tizen. Arguably the biggest addition is the inclusion of 3G, which will enable users to stay connected to their smartphones without the need for Bluetooth.
The Samsung Gear S will come pre-loaded with Samsung’s own S Health app and also Nike’s running software, making it a suitable substitution from the range of fitness bands already on the market. Although the 300mAh battery might not sound like much, it should provide users with nearly two days of use before needing to be charged.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is the best 10-inch tablet you can get right now
Samsung makes two models of its new Galaxy Tab S, and here we are looking at the larger of the pair. The name of this tablet will tell you that it has a 10.5-inch screen and the smaller version has an 8.4-inch screen.
What the name won’t tell you is how thin the Galaxy Tab S is. Just 6.6mm. One of the most popular tablets around, the iPad Air is 7.5mm thick. Look further afield and tablets tend to be more than 8mm thick. This thinness has a real effect on usability. It seems like almost nothing to hold. And that’s a feeling augmented by the light weight of 465g (the iPad Air weights slightly more at 469g for the non SIM toting model).
Samsung doesn’t always get design right and here there are a couple of problems. The back has a stippled finish which looks OK, but the colour on our white version was most peculiar. It’s supposed to be creamy white, but to us it looks like that kind of plastic you’ve left in the sun for too long so it has gone off colour. Worse, all round the rim is a strip of gold plastic that just looks naff.
Looking for a cheap 4G-enabled smartphone? Then the HTC Desire 510 could be for you.
HTC has launched a new device in its budget-friendly Desire range. Whenever it comes to budget devices, you want to be getting the most for your money and the Desire 510 seems to do a good job at that; especially as it adds 4G connectivity. It follows the same aesthetic qualities displayed in the higher-priced One series, but lacks the metallic feel of them. Below are the full specifications of the HTC Desire 510.HTC Desire 510 specifications Display: 4.7-inch FWVGA (480 x 854, 208 ppi) Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core (1.2GHz) Memory: 1GB Storage: 8GB (expandable via microSD) Software: Android 4.4 with HTC Sense 6 Battery: 2100mAh removable Dimensions: 139.9 x 69.8 x 9.99 mm Weight:158g Cameras: 5MP rear, VGA front
There’s no news on when we can expect to see the Desire 510 hit the market, but it will be announced worldwide upon its launch. Similarly, there’s no exact news on how much the 510 will go on-sale for apart from it’ll firmly sit in the budget category.
Will the LG G3 stylus take the Galaxy Note’s phablet crown?
Although we’re still a week away from LG’s official unveiling of the G3 Stylus, that hasn’t stopped the details of the new device to be fully leaked. The new device will be LG’s first attempt at a phablet and if rumours are correct, we can expect it to go head-to-head against the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The plans for the LG G3 Stylus is for it to be first released in Brazil, followed by a select number of other countries shortly after. There’s no official word on pricing, but the device is set to be publicly available from mid-September. Check below for a specifications rundown.LG G3 Stylus specifications Display: 5.5-inch qHD IPS (960×540) Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core Operating system: Android 4.4.2 Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB storage (microSD slot) Camera: 13MP rear, 1.3MP front Dimensions: 149.3 x 75.9 x 10.2mm Weight: 163g Comes with stylus
From the press release we’ve seen, LG are transferring over the impressive camera that was originally on the LG G3, along with its suite of features. It’s also important to note that the 3,000mAh battery is removable; a massive plus.