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Showing posts with label News. Show all posts

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Travel to Mobile World Congress 2016 - What You Need to learn

Mobile World Congress is the largest mobile trade show of the year. It occurs at the end of February each year. 2016 event will begin Monday, 22 February and continue through Thursday, 25 February. Now, let’s travel to MWC 2016 and to learn everything you need to know.

MWC makes people excited for they are expecting to see some of the year's biggest smartphones to be unveiled at the show. Here's everything we're expecting to see at MWC 2016.

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
HTC One M10
Sony Xperia Z5 and Z6
Huawei Mate 8
Blackberry Priv
Xiaomi Mi5
Microsoft Lumia 650
Samsung Gear 360
Samsung Gear S2
Moto 360 (2nd generation)
Asus ZenWatch 2
Huawei Watch

The reason that Mobile phones and tablets become essential is that we don’t just call others with them, we browse the web, show ourselves with social softwares, and watch movies with mobile phone, tablet, VR Headsets. However, for the format limitation, resolution requirement and other reasons, we often meet playback issues on these mobile devices. Here. Let’s see some tips and media solutions for MWC 2016 Mobile hardware.

Phone and Tablets Media Solutions

Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Supported Formats

Transfer Music Video to Galaxy S7/S7 Edge

Sony Xperia Z5/Z6 Supported Formats

Watch Blu-ray/DVD/HD/SD video on Xperia Z5

Play Any Video on Blackberry Priv

Transfer Blackberry 10 Content to Blackberry Priv

Play MKV, FLV, Tivo, VOB, MXF, AVCHD on LG G5

Play and Transfer MKV, FLV, VOB on HTC One M10

Transfer and Play Any Video/Audio on Xiaomi Mi5

Virtual Reality Headsets FAQ

Setup Gear VR to Watch Movies

YouTube offer 360-Degree Videos for Gear VR

Format Supported by Gear VR Software

5 Best 3D movies to watch on Gear VR

Watch 3D movies with Samsung Gear VR

Watch 3D Blu-ray on Galaxy S6/S6 Edge via Gear VR

Backup DVD to Galaxy S6/S6 Edge in Gear VR Innovator Edition

Solution of Issue about DVD Playback in TV with Gear VR + Chromecast

Play 3D Blu-ray via Galaxy Note 4 in Gear VR

Rip Blu-ray to SD card on Oculus Cinema use Smartphone and Gear VR

Rip 3D Blu-ray to 3D SBS MKV to Watch in Samsung Gear VR Unit

Remove iTunes DRM and make SBS 3D to Gear VR with Galaxy Note 4

Play Digital Copy in Galaxy S6 with Gear VR Innovator Edition

Create compatible 3D SBS video from your own 3D movie for Gear VR

No Sound when I Play MKV movie with AC3 on Gear VR?

Rip 3D Blu-ray ISO files to Samsung Gear VR using XBMC

Watch 3D YIFY movies on Samsung Gear VR via Mac Yosemite

Rip ISO files to 3D SBS MP4/MKV for viewing on Gear VR

Make Plex to stream a DVD for watching on my virtual reality Gear VR

Enjoy ISO movies to MicroSD for Gear VR (Innovator Edition)

How to Watch GoPro Hero 4 3D Video with Gear VR?

3D Blu-ray to 3D SBS for Samsung Gear VR

Watch Digital Copy with Gear VR Innovator Edition

Remove iTunes DRM for Gear VR with Galaxy Note 4

How to Play All 3D Movies on the New Gear VR?

Other Tips

Full list and Reviews for 2016 Best New Phones

Samsung Galaxy S7 VS HTC One M10

When enjoy movies on phone and tablets or VR devices, how can you miss the Oscars 2016 Nominations Best Movies? You will be glad to enjoy The Walk on Gear VR or watch The Revenant with Plex on TV/PC/Tablet. Of course, The Martian, Brooklyn, Spotlight can’t be missed, neither. 

If you are interested in playing any Oscars 2016 Nominations movies on mobile devices, just visit the 88th Academy Award Ceremony columns.


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pavtube Mac Products Upgrade Support for Mac OS X El Capitan

More and more people have upgraded their Mac system to the newest 10.11 El Capitan. When they are enjoying the benefits OS X El Capitan brought, many of them are suffering the softwares incompatibility issue on Mac OS X El Capitan, such as blu-ray Ripper and DVD Ripper. Pavtube Studio updated its Mac products to meet the trend to prevent Pavtube users from the softwares incompatibility with El Capitan issue. Products that works compatible well with El Capitan including: Pavtube Video Converter for MacPavtube HD Video Converter for MacPavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for MacPavtube MXF Converter for Mac,Pavtube iMixMXFPavtube bDMagic for Mac,Pavtube byteCopy for MacPavtube DVDAid for MacPavtube iMedia Converter for Mac.

Rip and backup  blu-ray/DVD on El Capitan

After updated to El Capitan, you can't rip and copy blu-ray/DVD any more? Don't worry! Pavtube blu-ray/DVD rippers have solved the system incompatibility issue.With Pavtube newly upgraded blu-ray/DVD products, you will get no difficulty to make a full disc copy or the main movie copy of the original 2D/3D blu-ray/DVD disc on Mac OS X El Capitan. besides that, the program also enables you to rip/convert blu-ray/DVD disc to various different file formats on El Capitan platform for playing on iPhone/iPad/iPod, Android phone and tablets, Windows phones or tablets, game consoles, HD media players, streaming to Apple TV/Amazon Fire TV/Roku, etc.

Support 4K UHD, 8K video conversion

Updated Pavtube Mac products can  fully support you to convert 720P, HD, 4K even 8K videos differentiates itself from the pool of video converters on Mac OS X El Capitan. With  preset profiles for Apple and Android, the best video converter for OS X El Capitan enables you to convert any videos of any resolution to iPhone(6S Plus/6 Plus), iPad(Air 3/Mini 4/Pro), Samsung(Galaxy S6), HTC, blackberry, Sony, etc. in a single click. It's very simple to use, requiring less time to learn the user guide.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Get Newest All-In-One Blu-ray/DVD/Video to m3u8 converter from Pavtube

Good News! Pavtube upgraded Video Converter Ultimate/iMedia Converter for Mac to version, which features strong and perfect support for Blu-ray/DVD/Video to H.265 MP4 encoding.

Download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate/iMedia Converter for Mac:

Windows version
Mac Version

What's New: encoding to .m3u8 new Blu-ray/DVD movies 
3.fix some bugs
This updated Ultimate Converter can handle all common SD and HD video, encode 2D/3D Blu-ray and standard DVD to playable m3u8 format with the default H.264 video codec and AAC audio codec on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, etc. The converted m3u8 file can be dragged to any point correctly if you want to enjoy on your m3u8 players immediately and the player will ensure smooth m3u8 playback without interruption of network speed and resolution.

As a powerful all-in-one utility integrated by DVD Ripper, Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Copy, Blu-ray Copy, Video Converter, Video Editor, etc., it also offers an all in one solution to convert Blu-ray, DVD, MP4, MOV, MKV, MXF, TiVo, et to any other video and audio format. The decoding and encoding of H.265/HEVC codec, create 3D movies from 2D or 3D resources is also supported by the program.
Pricing and Availability
Video Converter Ultimate iMedia Converter for Mac now is offering with $65 with a lifetime free upgrade. 
Other upgraded products are listed below:

Pavtube DVDAid/DVDAid for Mac
Pavtube BDMagic/BDMagic for Mac
Pavtube ByteCopy/ByteCopy for Mac
Pavtube Video Converter/Video Converter for Mac

Pavtube HD Video Converter/HD Video Converter for Mac

Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter/MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac

Pavtube MXF Converter/MXF Converterfor Mac

Pavtube MXF MultiMixer/iMixMXF

Note:The output m3u8 files should be named without space and file path should be in plain English or pure digital, otherwise you couldn't play them successfully. After conversion, you just need to set up a server to enjoy M3U8. 

All customers are welcomed to get these upgraded hottest and comprehensive products. Get more money-saving bundles at Come on!

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Friday, May 15, 2015

News! Pavtube Maps out Upgraded Mac Blu-ray to H.265 Ripper

Good News on May 15th, 2015! Pavtube upgraded its best-selling BDMagic for Mac to version, which features strong and perfect support for Blu-ray/DVD to H.265/HEVC MP4 encoding on Mac.

New features of BDMagic for Mac v4.8.5.1:

1. Supported to encode H.265/HEVC codec
2. Optimize coding parameters
3. Fix some bugs

With the updated Pavtube BDMagic for Mac, you are able to rip 2D/3D Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray, standard DVD and ISO files to H.265/HEVC MP4 on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, etc. for watching with Windows 10, H.265 players like DivX Player, PotPlayer, PowerDVD 14 Ultra, etc, and for storage on Mac. What's more, this program is also a state of full readiness to be a Blu-ray/DVD ripper for Mac users (disc collectors) who want to go on with their Blu-ray/DVD backup plans on Mac for digitizing piles of commercial Blu-ray and DVD movies to other video formats, such as AVI, MP4, H.264, MOV, WMV, MPEG, FLV, MKV, etc. and converting Blu-ray/DVD discs for playback on Xbox, iPhone, iPad, iPhone, Samsung, HTC, and Nexus mobiles and tablets, etc. on Mac with fast ripping speed.

Wondering how to do the conversion?

Start Using Pavtube BDMagic for Mac

Pricing and Availability

For all the new Mac (especially Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10) users, BDMagic for Mac now is offering with $39.2 (20% off instead of the original $49 price) with a lifetime free upgrade. 

Download sites:

Pavtube Official Website | CNET Download Site

Other three upgraded Mac products are listed below:

Pavtube DVDAid for Mac

Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac

All Mac users are welcome to get these upgraded hottest and comprehensive mac products. Get more money-saving boundles at Come on!

Further Reading:

Rip Blu-ray Movies to H.265/HEVC MP4 for playing
Convert Blu-ray ISO image file to HEVC/H.265 MP4
Encode DVD to H.265/HEVC MP4 video files on Windows 8.1/8
Best H.265/HEVC to iTunes Converter for iOS devices 
Convert H.264, XviD, MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, XAVC to H.265 MP4 

For more info about this Pavtube update, just visit:

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Which should you choose?

Samsung has taken the wraps off the latest iteration of its Galaxy S smartphone, and you can be forgiven if the new phone makes you do a double-take. The Galaxy S6, unveiled at a Mobile World Congress Event today (March 1) in Barcelona, does away with its traditional plastic form to adopt a glass-and-metal design. It's a move that will certainly invite comparisons to Apple's iPhone 6 -- comparisons that Samsung itself will be happy to make, as you move past the look and feel of the phones and drill down into their respective feature sets. 

Here's how the Galaxy S6 stacks up with the specs of Apple’s iPhone 6. 


Samsung's Galaxy lineup has traditionally boasted greater flexibility than the iPhone, which offered no way to expand storage capacity beyond what shipped with the device or swap out the battery. That changes with the Galaxy S6, which adopts a unibody design. Gone as well is the plastic outside of past Galaxy S models: Samsung has gone with glass and metal for the Galaxy S6 in a move aimed at keeping up with the look and feel of other premium smartphones. 

You can rest easy that your Galaxy S6 has a good chance of surviving an accidental drop. Its glass body is made out of Corning Gorilla Glass 4, billed by Samsung executives as the toughest glass in the market. As for the metal portion of the Galaxy S5 design, Samsung says it's 50 percent stronger than other smartphone metals. "This phone will not bend," Younghee Lee, Samsung's mobile marketing head, said in a not-so-subtle jab at last year's mini-controversy over reports that the iPhone 6 Plus was susceptible to bending. 


A 2560 x 1440 Quad HD Super AMOLED display served Samsung well with the Galaxy Note 4, so it's coming to the Galaxy S6 now. (In contrast, the Super AMOLED display on the Galaxy S5 had a resolution of 1920 x 1080.) The Galaxy S6's display offers 577 pixels per inch, adding up to 77 percent more pixels than the S5.

That far outpaces what Apple's iPhone 6 models offer. The standard iPhone 6 has a resolution of 1334 x 750 and 326 ppi on its 4.7-inch screen, while the larger iPhone 6 Plus features a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 401 ppi on a 5.5-inch display. 


The camera on the Galaxy S5 had been one of that phone's better-regarded features, and that figures to continue with the Galaxy S6. The new phone boasts a 16-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-MP camera up front, compared to the 16-MP and 2.1-MP cameras on the Galaxy S5. More importantly, the Galaxy S6 uses f/1.9 lenses for both cameras, letting in more light than the f/2.2 lens used by the Galaxy S5 -- and the iPhone 6.

The result should be sharper, better-lit images, especially in low light situations. And that could pose a significant challenge to the iPhone's reputation as the best camera phone on the market. The iPhone's camera has struggled with white balance in our tests, and Samsung's use of an infrared scanner to further improve the colors on your photos could make those struggles even more apparent.

Not surprisingly, Samsung was more than eager to show how much brighter photos and videos shot with a Galaxy S6 will look when compared to those same shots with an iPhone 6. 


After limiting mobile payments to PayPal with the Galaxy S5, Samsung took a page out of Apple's book by adding more capable mobile payment features to the Galaxy S6. Samsung Pay, like Apple Pay, will tap into near-field communication (NFC) technology to let you pay from your smartphone. But Samsung's mobile payment system also incorporates Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) to let you pay at any merchant that accepts credit or debit cards, potentially opening up Samsung Pay to far more retailers than Apple Pay when Samsung's service launches this summer. 

The Galaxy S6 also offers a wireless charging feature compatible with both the WPC and PMA standards, aimed at saving you from fumbling with cables or worrying about whether a charging station is compatible. You'll also spend less time at that charging station. Justin Denison, Samsung's vice president of product and strategy, says the battery in the Galaxy S6 "charges faster than any in the industry." Ten minutes of charging should give you four hours of battery life. And the Galaxy S6 can be fully charged in half the time it takes an iPhone 6, Samsung says.

The clean, polished look of the iPhone's iOS interface has been the calling card for Apple's smartphone, especially when compared to the occasionally bloated feel of the TouchWiz interface Samsung layers over Android on its phones. Samsung appears to have taken that criticism to heart with the Galaxy S6, which streamlines TouchWiz to remove a lot of the clutter.

You'll have fewer menu items to sort through on the Galaxy S6, and Samsung includes labels on icons for greater useability. In fact, Samsung says it's reduced built-in features and required steps by 40 percent in the Galaxy S6's version of TouchWiz. Will that be enough to take some of the shine off iOS 8? Probably not, but Samsung thinks it will make the differences a little less stark. 

Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy S6 is quite a handset. It has a fabulous screen, fantastic cameras and the power and speed that at least matches the iPhone 6. It does, however, have its flaws, including that super-shiny design. The iPhone 6-like edges are also likely to draw some unwanted negative attention from Apple fans. Ultimately it is a question of price, and whether you prefer Android or iOS. For the reasons outlined in the software section we prefer iOS, but we are very impressed with this Android. 


Video Playback Tips: Watch DVD and Videos on Samsung Galaxy S6/iPhone 6

While it's really good to enjoy videos on both devices, you will sometimes have trouble playing certain files. This is due to format incompatibility. In other words, to ensure smooth playback of particular video formats, you are suggested to convert the video into Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 first. Here Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended as it can convert HD MKV, AVCHD, MTS, WMV, AVI, FLV and other videos to iPhone 6 Plus/5S/5/4S/4/3G, Samsung series etc with extremely high quality. 


It will be amazing to play DVD movies on the stunning large and sharp displays of Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6. However, the lack of hard drive will end your attempt. To fix this situation, you will need a DVD ripping software to rip DVD to Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6. Here Pavtube DVDAid is specially designed for that purpose. This DVD ripper for Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6 can decrypt and rip DVD to Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6 supported formats easily, including those protected with whatever copy protections. 

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Upgrade! Pavtube Supports H.265/HEVC, XAVC and Latest Blu-ray!

Pavtube has released the latest products of Windows Platforms, Support H.265/HEVC Encode & Decode, XAVC codec! Detailed information is in this article.

Marry Christmas 2014! On December 25, Pavtube Studio has announced this new update version. All Win versions have been updated to 4.8.2, which add XAVC, H.265/HEVC decode and encode, latest Blu-ray discs ripping features and work more powerful. What new features have they got?
  1. Support MXF in XAVC video codec
  2. Add H.264 baseline/main/high output profiles
  3. Support H.265/HEVC decode
  4. Support H.265/HEVC encode
  5. Support latest Blu-ray movies, like The Expendables 3, Le Chef, Sin City A Dame to Kill For, Sands of Iwo Jima, When The Game Stands Tall, Love in Venice, Mystery Road, Pink Floyd Endless rive,etc. are all supported.
Pavtube Upgrade 

Updated software


XAVC support: 

For the first outstanding feature, many powerful camcorders can shoot under this XAVC mode, like Sony, Panasonic, JVC and Canon all have many series HD Camcorder which can such job. Most XAVC codec will shot in MXF format, this may be good for importing quality ,but may be a big problem for their users. Although Sony has offered their XAVC plug-in to help customer to solve this problem, but many users still replay that they can’t do anything about their videos. How to tackle that? New Pavtube relevant Video converter software can handle this highest level video standard. XAVC can support 4K (4.96×2160 and 3840×2160), which just cater the trend of 4K.

Add H.265/HEVC Decode and Encode:

All Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate products have added the H.265/HEVC decode/encode. You may very family about H.264/MPEG-4, but may not know about this H.265/HEVC. Actually, those two codec are said to double the date compression at the same level of video quality. This H.265 can be said as the Intro Time of 4K Generation. This H.265/HEVC is considered not only play a remarkable role on improving the image quality but also can support 4K resolution to UHDTV, the highest level can up to 8192×4320 (8k). Like the hottest Samsung NX1 has already explore this brand new market. The 205-point phase-detection AF, 4K film resolution, H.265 compression coding, 15fps high-speed continuous shooting, etc., Samsung NX1 seems has already won the game. But with this fast update of the H.265 camera, the related peripheral support software seems not get enjoy strength. Many media player and NELs still stick on the H.264, so how to get your H.265/HEVC video into compatible while quality maintained? The brand new Pavtube relevant Video software will be the best solution to deal with the H.265/HEVC. No quality drop, fast conversion, smooth playback, all you need is in this new Pavtube. The Mac version is in full update, do please look forward to those brand new Pavtube relevant iMedia Converter for Mac!

Merry Christmas^^

About Pavtube Studio

Founded in 2007, Pavtube creates expert multimedia software applications that help consumers access, transfer and share their digital content across different devices that range from PC, Mac, NLE softwares, tablets, smartphones, to HD media players, game consoles, and home theatre systems. On the basis of computer OS, Pavtube products are divided into two categories – Windows solutions and Mac solutions, spanning across BD/DVD saving, video transcoding, camera/camcorder footage, and DVR recordings (e.g. TiVo) conversion. With creativity, expert knowledge as well as cutting-edge technology, Pavtube helps consumers throughout the world enjoy more in a digitally connected audio-visual world. See and for more information. More info can be found here.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Samsung rumoured to unveil Galaxy S6 at CES 2015

To hear the latest rumor, Samsung could indeed be looking to make its launch event even earlier next year, and may have intentions on launching the Galaxy S6 as soon as CES in January.

Samsung formally announced the Galaxy S3 in May, 2012. Last year the Galaxy S4 went official in early March. And back this past February, we saw the Galaxy S5 debut. Little by little, the flagship launch event has been pushing its way closer and closer to the start of the year. Will 2015 follow with that pattern forward, or have we topped out, and late winter’s probably the earliest we could hope to see a new Galaxy S model debut?

Galaxy S6

At least, so goes the theory, suggesting that not only will the regular Galaxy S6 arrive at CES 2015, but that the controversial Edge version of the phone with its wrap-around display will join it.

According to a report from Korean online publication Chosun Biz, which cites analysts from South Korea-based Mirae Asset Securities (MAS), the Galaxy S6 could be unveiled between January 6 and 9. That coincides with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Furthermore, if the latest rumors are to be believed, we might see the curved screen variant debut alongside the Galaxy S6.

MAS analysts also predict that the South Korean company is aiming to sell a total of around 45 million units of the Galaxy S6, including 10 million units of the Edge variant. Needless to say, none of this has been officially confirmed by Samsung, so like all rumors take it with a pinch of salt.

The Galaxy S6 is expected to feature an Exynos 7420 octa-core processor, 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) display, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB internal storage. The device is said to have a 20-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front snapper.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pavtube Supports iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in ByteCopy 2.3.2

Good News! We are so proud to announce that Pavtube has an amazing updated version of its all multimedia tools. Acted on customers requests and Pavtube adds some amazing new features at the latest release.

What's New?

1. Add profiles for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4
2. fix some bugs

The new version of Pavtube ByteCopy 2.3.2 is specially designed for converting your Blu-ray, DVD to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 4 for watching with multiple languages if you have downloaded a multi-track player!

Convert Video to iPhone 6 Plus

Version: 2.3.2
Supported OS: Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1
Download the lateast version of Pavtube ByteCopy here.

Three new profiles:

iPhone 6 Plus Video Format

iPhone 6 Video Format

Galaxy Note 4 Video Format

Best Profile Settings:

iPhone 6 Plus Video Settings

iPhone 6 Video Settings

Galaxy Note 4 Video Settings

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Duos to Be Flipkart Exclusive in India with price tag of Rs. 26,499

The Korean handset maker Samsung launched Galaxy S5 Mini, the successor to its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone in India. The device is priced at Rs. 26,499 and will be available exclusively on Flipkart starting from Wednesday.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini comes with dual SIM support and is powered with Quad-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8228) processor clocking at 1.4 GHz. The Smartphone sports a 4.5-inch (720 ×1280 pixels) HD Super AMOLED display and runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS out of the box. There is 2100 mAh battery support which is expected to deliver backup for the whole day.

Coming to storage front, it has 1.5GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory and expandable secondary storage up to 64GB with microSD. There is 8 MP rear camera with LED Flash and 1080p video recording and also has secondary camera of 2.1 MP for video calling. The wirelessconnectivity options available are 3G HSPA+, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (HT40), Bluetooth v4.0 LE, GPS and NFC. Like Galaxy S5, S5 Mini also has IP67 ratings for dust andwater resistant, Finger Scanner and Heart rate sensor.
“We at Samsung believe in bringing meaningful innovation to our customers. And the best inspiration for innovation comes from none other than our customers. The Galaxy S5 Mini is yet another manifestation of the philosophy of people inspired innovation that drives Samsung products. This stylish smartphone is the perfect combination of performance and power in a conveniently compact design. Effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, the Galaxy S5 Mini empowers your life, helping take care of your well-being”, stated Asim Warsi, V.P, Marketing, Mobile & IT at Samsung India.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Specifications:
  • 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 720 ×1280 pixels screen resolutions
  • 1.4 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8228) processor
  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) OS
  • Dual SIM support
  • 8-megapixles rear camera with LED Flash & 1080p video recording
  • 2.1-megapixles front-facing camera
  • IP67 ratings for Dust and water Resistance
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB with microSD
  • Dimensions: 131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1mm; Weight: 120 grams
  • Infrared LED for smart TV remote, S Health, Heart rate sensor
  • 3G HSPA+, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (HT40), Bluetooth v4.0 LE, GPS and NFC
  • 2100 mAh Battery
Price and Availability:

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Android Smartphone comes in Shimmery White, Charcoal Black, Electric Blue and Copper Gold colors and would go sale exclusively on Flipkart online store with price tag of Rs. 26,499.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Battle Of The Phablets

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is just around the corner but will it manage to improve upon the king of all phablets, the Note 3?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – like every other Galaxy Note before it – will launch just before IFA 2014 kicks off, alongside handsets like the Sony Xperia Z3 and new releases from Nokia.

Galaxy Note 4

The Note 4 is also likely to be one of Samsung’s last big launches of the year as well as its last best hope of causing Apple’s iPhone 6 some headaches in the all-important Q4 period.

Fortunately the Note 4 stands a good chance of doing so –– Samsung’s Note handsets are always insanely good.

KYM Reviews Editor Paul Briden called the Note 3 “a stunning handset with plenty of power, a great screen, decent camera and days worth of battery life. One of the best multitasking smartphones around.” All in all, he loved it. That seemed to be the general consensus and over the past 12 months no-one has managed to knock the Note 3 off its thrown as the king of all phablets.

With the announcement so near, we thought we’d compare how the rumoured handset matches up with its predecessor, the Note 3.

Note: As always with these comparisons, we can’t guarantee all the information on the Note 4 is correct. It’s all from rumours, leaks and general speculation. It’s all a bit of fun and comparing what we think the handset will look like to the already well-established Note 3.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is rather large in the hand, it weighs 168g and the dimensions come in at 151.2mm long, 79.2mm wide and 8.3mm thick. But this is to be expected: it is a phablet, after all. It's also worth noting just how much bulk Samsung has managed to shave off between iteration One and Three of its genre-defining Galaxy Note series.

Galaxy Note3 Back

Galaxy Note 4

Leaked images of the Galaxy Note 4 published online earlier this week show that the overall design of the handset will remain largely the same. All of the ports and buttons remain in the same place as they were on Galaxy Note 3. The S Pen is still at the bottom of the handset on the left hand side and all the slots are in the same places.

S Pen

Another big change to the hardware comes with the addition of Samsung's Galaxy S5 heart rate monitor, which, in this instance, sits right next to the LED flash on the back of the handset, similar to where it is on the Galaxy S5.

The biggest change we can see in the leaked pictures is to do with the edging around the side of the handset, which in the context of the Note 4 will apparently be full on metal. Samsung has taken plenty of flack for its obsession with cheap plastics, so the inclusion of newer build materials this time around, while late, is a nice addition to an already hugely anticipated release.


Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 came with a 5.7in display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. That’s a Super AMOLED touchscreen with 386 pixels-per-inch. For its time it was an amazing display but times have changed quickly and now displays are available with much higher screen resolutions and more pixels-per-inch.

Galaxy Note 3 Left Bottom

Take the LG G3 – it uses a 5.5in QHD setup, which, if you’re counting, equates to a blistering pixel density of 534 ppi. LG was first out of the blocks with a QHD display, but Samsung has all but confirmed it will follow suit with the Galaxy Note 4 in September.

As of right now, there are two schools of thought about the Galaxy Note 4’s display size: the first suggests it will be a 5.7in QHD Super AMOLED panel. The second, more controversial theory says it too will be a QHD Super AMOLED setup, but claims the size will be shrunk down to 5.5in – the same size as the LG G3’s, ironically. Camera

On the Galaxy Note 3 there was a 13MP rear-facing camera. It also featured autofocus and an LED flash. Other features included dual shot, face and smile detection as well as image stabilization alongside many others. Video quality comes at 2160p at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps whilst there’s also a 2MP front facing camera for selfies.

At the moment it looks like the Note 4 phablet will feature a 16MP rear-facing camera. Rumours suggest it will also feature optical image stabilisation and a dual-LED flash alongside all the features the last camera had. Video can be filmed in 2160p at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps and there’s still a 2MP front facing camera.

2MP front facing camera

Software, Storage & Battery

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 is now running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The Galaxy Note 4 is rumoured to come with Android 4.4.3 KitKat already on board plus the new version of TouchWiz. The redesigned TouchWiz (or Nature UX), which introduced a new, flatter design, debuted on the Galaxy S5 and will likely be augmented further for use on the Galaxy Note 4.

It’s currently unclear whether there will be any additional S-Pen features available with the Note 4; no doubt we'll hear more about this at launch. One area the S-Pen could be put to use is inside S-Health –– could we see somekind of gym, sports logger added that ties in with Samsung's line of smartwatches?

Samsung Lines

Storage wise the Note 3 is available in either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB versions. There’s also microSD support for cards up to 64GB as well. It’s thought the Note 4 will offer 16GB, 32GB or 64GB storage options alongside support for microSD cards up to 128GB.

Nothing is currently known about Samsung's plans for the Galaxy Note 4's battery. Performance on the Note 3 was well above par, so any refinements – as well as the inclusion of things Ultra Power Saver Mode – could equate to some pretty HUGE uplifts in battery performance.

Conclusion – What To Expect

  • Better Display
  • Improved Imaging
  • More SD-storage
  • Bigger Battery
  • S-Pen Refinements