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Galaxy Note 5’s smaller batt offers great battery life, quick charging time

The Galaxy Note 5 is out. Hooray! Fans who've been waiting for the next Note phablet was happy to know that most of the leaks and rumors we've seen the past few weeks turned out to be true. Not that anything was a surprise but it feels good to know that dreams really do come true. Okay, enough of the geeky drama. The new Note is here for us to enjoy and criticize and maybe in the next few days, watch as a latest subject of brutal drop tests. I'm not looking forward to stress tests but we have to know if the Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ can live up to the many promises by the South Korean giant.

Possible Huawei Mate 7 Plus or Mini hits AnTuTu benchmark

Huawei is expected to release a new phone at the upcoming IFA event next month. A lot of companies are set to unveil new products and devices in Berlin this September and Huawei is one of those many brands getting busy with preparation. Last week, a video of the purported new Nexus device was leaked. Over the weekend, a new image was sighted of what's believed to be the yet-to-be-unveiled Huawei Mate 7 mini or the Huawei Mate 7 Plus.

OnePlus 2 benchmarks caught on video, always on Top 5

The whole Android community, if not, the Android enthusiasts will always be interested as to how the newest smartphones fare today especially when being compared to other devices from different manufacturers. Anyone can share his or her impressions of a gadget or a review of a new model online and reading such give people an initial idea about a certain device. For those people are not easily convinced even when the product is already in front of them, checking out benchmark apps may be enough.

3DMark benchmark app gets updated with new Sling Shot tool

GPU (graphics processing unit) benchmarks usually exist to make you feel bad about your current hardware, whether in desktops or in mobile. In desktops, you have some sort of hope because there are times when you can upgrade your GPU. In mobiles, GPU benchmarks like 3DMark spit on your device until you feel bad. Here’s more reasons to feel bad, 3DMark has been updated to include the new Sling Shot test tool to see if your Android device’s GPU performance is up to scratch with the times.

‘Real-life’ usage opinions on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 on YouTube

Damir Franc is a tech enthusiast and he has taken to YouTube to post his opinions of the much-maligned and embattled Qualcomm product, the Snapdragon 810, based on real-life usage. Arguably, it is your real-life experiences with your digital products that matter – all these tech pundits can probably just eat their words if compared to what users say they experience on a day-to-day basis.

Top 10 smartphones of the first half of 2015 from AnTuTu

Looking back to Q1 of 2015 and AnTuTu’s revelation of which smartphones reigned their benchmarking databases for the early part of the year, we see Samsung’s dynamic duo – the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge – dominating those rankings, with HTC’s One M9 not so far back at third spot. The China-based benchmarking outfit has now released its data for the first half of the year, crowning 10 smartphones as top of the pile – at least, the ones that have been benchmarked by their app.

Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge head to head with iPhones for internet speed

In the US, there are only a few places where internet speeds are a problem, whether through wifi or 4G connectivity. But have you ever wondered if phone modems are all made equal? That is, are there wifi modems in smartphones which are faster than the others? A Youtube user “adrianisen” has put this to the test by testing a Samsung Galaxy S6, a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, an iPhone 6, and an iPhone 6 Plus via a wifi connection.

HTC Butterfly 3 specs leak, probably for Asian market only

As with the previous two smartphones in HTC’s Butterfly product line, rumors are pointing to a device primarily targeted towards Asian markets. We haven’t heard much in the way of specs for this upcoming device. But that was before it was tagged via a Compubench benchmark test. Now we have a good idea of what the device will look like on the inside.

MobileBench Consortium comes out with own benchmarking app

The MobileBench Consortium was created in 2013, when a number of companies came together with the purpose of making a benchmarking app/process that was standardized and that would be acceptable across all parts of the industry. The big players in the consortium will of course be Samsung, Intel and HP, but a number of smaller but essential players have joined up in the likes of Huawei, OPPO, SanDisk, and Marvell among others. Their app – called MobileBench – is now out on Google Play.
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