Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs. OnePlus 3 – Newest Details About Each

OnePlus 3 can be called a newcomes when it comes to smartphone industry, and it already rivals one of the best devices on the market, the Galaxy S7 Edge.

Upon running a speed test on both phones, it was obvious that the OnePlus 3 moves definitely faster than the Edge device. In the first lap, the OnePlus 3 finished in 1:31 seconds, while Edge took 1:41. The second round showed Samsung taking 2:17 and OnePlus 3 with 1:57.

One common spec of both phones is the size. They include the same display, an AMOLED one that measures 5.5 inches. However, Edge includes a Super AMOLED technology, so you could say it wins this round, while OnePlus 3 uses an earlier version. OnePlus 3 also appears to be heavier and larger than the Samsung device. They both include fingerprint sensors, which is a great technology that enables you to unlock it faster and to make mobile payments in a more secure way.

The American version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has internal specifications similar to the OnePlus 3: a Snapdragon 820 processor and a Adreno 250 GPU. They both include a Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi, NFC, GPS. The USB connection differs though: while S7 Edge works with v 2.0 microUSB, OnePlus 3 goes for a Type-C USB port.

But the actual difference between the two devices is in fact the price. OnePlus 3 costs around $400, which is decent, while Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is reported to reach $800, double than the price of the first. However, many people are still torn between deciding to buy one phone or the other, and this is easy to understand because they are both excellent phones.

Samsung Galaxy J7 – A Mid-Range Smartphone Which Supports The Adaptive Fast Charging Feature

The Galaxy J7 came in June and Samsung has released the Adaptive Fast Charging feature, which will help the owners to take full advantage of this phone’s capabilities The device has a 3000mAh cell and Director of mobile, Samsung Electronic West Africa, Mr. Emmanouil Revematas, assured the users that they won’t need to recharge the battery so often.

Thanks to the ultra-power saving mode offered by Samsung, the Galaxy J7’s battery life will be extended and the users will be able to talk more on the phone with their friends, but, by default, the phone offers 18 hours of talk time on 3G. The J7 is a phablet costing Rs. 14,999 in India, which is around $227, so it’s a very cheap device with good specs, and it has all the chances to dominate the mid-range smartphone segment.

So, if you want to know more about this cheap, but amazing smartphone, then we’ll tell you that it has a polycarbonate shell (available in White, Black and Gold colors) and a metallic chrome frame, it measures 152.2 x 78.7 x 7.5 mm and it weights 171 grams. The screen has a size of 5.5-inch and it uses Samsung’s popular Super AMOLED technology, but the resolution isn’t very high, being limited to 720 x 1280 pixels, and it gives a pixel density of only 267 ppi. But this is a mid-range smartphone and you shouldn’t have high demands from it.

The J7 came loaded with Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop), but Samsung hasn’t mentioned anything about upgrading it to the latest Marshmallow version. Inside, it features a 64bit Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 octa core processor, which consists of a quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and a quad-core 1GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, which is backed by an Adreno 405 GPU, but there is a second variant of the device which uses an Exynos 7580 octa core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, which is backed by a Mali-T720MP2 GPU. No matter which version you choose, the device will support multitasking and you won’t have problems with the browser performance. However, both versions come equipped with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card.

The camera on the back supports 13 MP, it has an aperture of f/1.9 and a 28mm lens, and its features include autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and Full HD video recording. The front camera is 5MP, its aperture is f/2.2, it has a 23mm lens and offers LED flash for perfect selfies at night.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6 – Who Will Win The Battle?

Samsung has finally brought the design change that all fans were waiting for. The most popular flagship has a more luxurious aspect, because it ditched the cheap looking polycarbonate shell, replacing it with a glossy glass back (Corning Gorilla Glass 4). Now, Samsung is finally at the same level as Apple in terms of build quality, but is the Galaxy S6 better than the iPhone 6, on the inside?

iPhone 6

The smartphone was released last year, being an improvement over the previous iPhone 5S, because of its larger screen, which measures 4.7-inch instead of 4-inch. Also, Apple worked on its design, making the edges curvier, for a better grip of the phone, and the wide bands at the top and bottom of the back have been replaced with two thin lines which are needed to hide the radio antennas.

The advantages of the iPhone 6 are – its thickness of 6.9mm, which makes it one of the first smartphones with a very slim body; also, the 8MP rear camera can take better pictures than most of the new smartphones, being a fine substitute for an average DSLR camera; the fingerprint scanner saves you from typing in your passcode, which can be quite in handy if you forget what code you’ve chosen; the iPhone 6 receives all iOS updates that Apple is releasing, so now it runs on iOS 9.2.

The disadvantages of the iPhone 6 – the small battery, which supports only 14 hours of talk time on 3G and 50 hours of music play; the processor is backed by 1GB of RAM, which is the limit for a decent performance.

Samsung Galaxy S6

The smartphone came in April 2015, surprising the fans with its glass and metal design. Samsung has made serious efforts to build a device that would be appreciated not only for its internal specs, but for its appearance as well.

The advantages of the Galaxy S6 – its Exynos 7420 octa core processor built using a 14 nm FinFET manufacturing process supports 3GB of RAM, and the performance of the device is flawless. The 16MP rear camera is definitely better than iPhone 6’s camera and the battery gives 17 hours of talk time on 3G, but unfortunately, Samsung has decided to make it irreplaceable.

The disadvantages of the Galaxy S6 – the new model is no longer water and dust resistant and after a while, the back gets scratched and looks terrible; also, the glass back is very vulnerable to cracks, so make sure you won’t drop it to the ground.

Huawei Mate 8 vs. Galaxy Note 5 – The Phablet That Will Put Samsung To Shame

There’s a new flagship phablet on the market and we’re pretty sure that everyone will want to get its hands on it. After the enormous success with the Nexus 6X, Huawei continued to work on its line of beautiful smartphones and brought a big phablet with the fastest processor ever, which is superior even to Samsung’s Exynos 7420.

Designs and Displays

The Mate 8 was released a few days ago and it comes with a metal body, just like its predecessor, but it has almost the same dimensions, only that the bezel is almost nonexistent on the front side. The available colors for the back are Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray and Mocha Brown and under the rear camera with a circular lens, placed in the center, sits a fingerprint scanner. The phablet is very large, measuring 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm, and it could have been heavier, but Huawei managed to make it weight 185 grams. The 6-inch IPS-NEO LCD screen extends to the left and right sides, giving the impression that it’s larger than in reality. It’s crammed with a Full HD resolution, which results in a pixel density of 368ppi, and before you rush to criticize it for not being too sharp, remember that a lower resolution doesn’t consume the battery as fast as a QHD resolution.

The Note 5 supports that QHD resolution which we were telling you about, but its screen is smaller at 5.7-inch and indeed, it’s very sharp with a pixel density of 518ppi. The images are also more vibrant, because the Samsung used its screen technology, Super AMOLED, but the battery lasts long enough because this technology is shutting off pixels and makes blacks very deep. The Note 5 offers also an S Pen stylus with which you can draw or take notes directly on the screen. As for its design, it comes with a glass back (which was introduced on the Galaxy S6) and a metal frame, and there are four available colors you can choose from: Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan and White Pearl. The phablet weights 171 grams and its dimensions are 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm.

Hardware

The Huawei Mate 8 is incredibly fast with its new HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa core processor (built using a 16nm process) which consists of four cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four cores which run at 1.8GHz. The processor is backed by a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU and 3GB of RAM, which is available for the variant with 32GB of storage, but there is also a model with 4GB of RAM, which is coupled with 64GB or 128GB of RAM. You won’t be stuck with the internal memories with small capacities, because they can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card, but you’ll sacrifice the SIM 2 slot.

The Note 5 is limiting you to one of the available internal memories of 32GB and 64GB, which can’t be expanded. Inside, it houses a very powerful Exynos 7420 octa core processor clocked at 2.1GHz, which was built using a 14nm process. The processor does a good job, especially because it’s coupled with a Mali-T760MP8 GPU, which supports the latest and most complex games, and if it matters, we’ll tell you that the device has 4GB of RAM, which boosts the processor’s performance.

Cameras and Batteries

The Mate 8 sports a 16MP main camera with OIS, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and 1/2.8′ sensor size, but it’s capable of recording only Full HD videos. The Note 5 has also a 16MP rear camera with OIS, but it supports autofocus, LED flash, 1/2.6′ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size and 4K video recording. The front camera of the Mate 8 has a higher resolution of 8MP, beating the 5MP secondary camera of the Note 5.

The Mate 8 is powered by a large non-removable battery of 4000mAh, which will surely prove its value and will convince you that it will last a lot longer than the 3000mAh battery that is found inside the Note 5. Unfortunately, the Huawei Mate 8 doesn’t support wireless charging.

Pilot Project to Demonstrate 15% Energy Savings in Buildings

VTT, a research institute in Espoo, Finland, and Samsung C&T Corporation are developing remote management technology and services for buildings in the Otaniemi campus area. The goal of the pilot project is to demonstrate that 15% energy savings in buildings can be achieved using the new technology. Continue reading Pilot Project to Demonstrate 15% Energy Savings in Buildings

Largest Grid-Scale Energy Storage Trial in EU Launched

S&C Electric Europe, Samsung SDI and Younicos have signed a joint agreement to deploy Europe’s largest intelligent network storage project, onto a UK Power Networks substation, saving over $9 million on traditional network reinforcement methods. By providing frequency regulation as well as load shifting, the project will also stabilize the grid much more effectively than traditional thermal generators, providing more space on the grid for clean, but intermittent renewable energies. Continue reading Largest Grid-Scale Energy Storage Trial in EU Launched

Samsung Announced Eco-Friendly Air Purifier That Runs on Solar Energy

Samsung Electronics has announced the availability of Eco Trees, a smart companion for a richer, sustainable, healthier life. Eco Trees is an air purifier and a cooling system that runs on solar energy. Like any other Korean corporation innovative device it has a number of unique features that are useful for everyday life. It is surprising though, that this technology have been developed by Samsung and not Apple, despite the more appropriate name of the latter corporation. Continue reading Samsung Announced Eco-Friendly Air Purifier That Runs on Solar Energy