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3 years ago

Samsung blings out the Galaxy Note 4 and Gear S with Swarovski

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Samsung Note 4 Swarovski editions

IFA 2014 Today saw the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and more info about the Samsung Gear S, but the truly exciting announcement of the night was that the Note 4 and Gear S would come in versions adorned with Swarovski crystals. Lots and lots of Swarovski crystals. You might call them Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Bling and Gear S Bling, and we wouldn't argue with you if you did.

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3 years ago

Galaxy Note 4 uses Android L-style task switcher

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Galaxy Note 4 task switcher

IFA 2014 Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4 introduces new multitasking features, including easy access to windowed mode through a swipe-down gesture and revamped multiwindow capabilities allowing you to run more than one app on-screen. But for Android enthusiasts, the most interesting change might be the move to an Android L-style task-switching menu. Press the Note 4's recents key and you're greeted by a Rolodex-style arrangement similar to what we know is coming in the next version of Google's OS.

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3 years ago

Hands-on with the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

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Xperia Z3 Compact

It's like a Z3, but smaller

IFA 2014 Alongside the Xperia Z3, today at IFA 2014, Sony also unveiled a new, smaller 'flagship' phone. The Xperia Z3 Compact is part of Sony's flagship Z3 mobile lineup and in pretty much every way possible it's like the bigger Z3. It looks like the Z3, runs the exact same software as the Z3 and has a lot of the same hardware as the Z3. It's a smaller Z3.

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3 years ago

In pictures: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge vs. Note 4

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Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge

IFA 2014 Today ahead of IFA 2014, Samsung announced not one but two new Galaxy Note handsets — the metal-clad Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge, the first curved-screen Note with new software to take advantage of its "Edge screen." We've already gone in depth with the Note 4 and the Note Edge in our hands-on features, but for a side-by-side look at both handsets you'll want to take a look at our gallery down below.

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3 years ago

Hands-on with the Sony Xperia Z3

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Sony Xperia Z3

Sony's latest high end phone is a bump, albeit minor, from the last one

IFA 2014 Sony just announced the anticipated Xperia Z3 at IFA 2014 in Berlin and we've had chance to catch a very quick first look at the new device. Sitting atop Sony's new flagship Z3 line, the Xperia Z3 is the very best of what Sony is putting into its smartphones right now. If you're thinking it looks a bit like a Z2, you'd be on the money, because the Z3 is a bump, an iteration from the Z2 rather than a complete redesign.

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3 years ago

Galaxy Note 4 versus LG G3: Quick comparison

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Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3

How do Samsung and LG's Quad HD beasts measure up?

IFA 2014 The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is official, and with it the Korean manufacturer has its first mainstream Quad HD device. With a whopping resolution of 2560x1440, the Note 4 goes toe to toe with LG's flagship G3, which we've been using since its announcement in late May. However the G3 and the Note 4 are radically different devices — Samsung's latest stylus-equipped handset is the latest in a long line of "phablet" class devices with pen input, while LG takes what it started with the G2 and makes things simpler and more refined in the G3.

Check past the break for video and photo comparisons.

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3 years ago

Galaxy Note 4 versus iPhone 5s: Quick comparison

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We're out at IFA 2014 where Samsung's announced their latest and greatest: the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. And as we're wont to do, we wanted to compare it to some of the most popular devices on the market today, which, of course, includes the iPhone 5s. Sure, the iPhone 6 is due out in a week's time, but that's never stopped us before. By the time the Note 4 hits the market, it will be contending with Apple's latest and likely biggest, but there's still a lot to compare here, and two very different takes on the smartphone.

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3 years ago

Sony reveals budget-themed Xperia E3 smartphone

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Along with the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, Sony also announced a new budget-themed Android smartphone, the Xperia E3, as part of its IFA 2014 press conference in Berlin.

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3 years ago

Sony reveals Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone

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Alongside the Xperia Z3, Sony has also revealed another version of its Android-based smartphone, the Xperia Z3 Compact, during its IFA 2014 press conference in Berlin.

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3 years ago

Sony finally reveals Xperia Z3 smartphone

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After tons of rumors and leaks, Sony has finally revealed its next Android-based smartphone, the Xperia Z3, during its IFA 2014 press conference in Berlin.

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge hands-on

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

A Note 4 that trades the metal design for an interestingly-curved display

So say you like the size and S Pen functionality of the Note series, but want something a little different to set you apart from every other big phone out there. Well, here's Samsung's answer to that user group: the Galaxy Note Edge. It's a plastic-clad version of the Note 4, with all of the same great perks — QHD display, S Pen, 16MP OIS camera — of the latest generation, but with the added twist that it has an extended portion of the display that's curved over its right edge.

That's right, the Note Edge makes use of a curved AMOLED display, but rather than distributing the curve gently across the entire panel — akin to the Galaxy Round — it uses it sharply on just one edge. That rounded edge offers you another way to multitask, with small amounts of information occupying the rounded portion while the rest of the display shows a full-screen app.

It's a pretty awesome idea, and one that we haven't seen executed to this effect until now. Read along for our full hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.

Join the discussion in the Galaxy note Edge forums

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hands-on!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung doesn't reinvent the wheel with the Note 4, it just makes the ride even smoother

Spend a few minutes with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and this much is clear: Samsung, wisely, is not rocking the boat. It's got a good thing going with its oversized smartphone, and it's going to keep on keepin' on. Now think about what you might have improved from the last phone in the Note line. Higher-resolution display? Better camera? More sophisticated hardware design? (And ditch the faux leather stitching?) Even more S Pen functionality? And maybe borrow some of the fun we've had in the Samsung Galaxy S5?

This, and more —be sure to check out the full specs — is what makes up the Galaxy Note 4.

Come along with us now as we take a brief tour of Samsung's (next) next big (and bigger) thing. This is the Galaxy Note 4.

Join the discussion in the Galaxy Note 4 forums

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3 years ago

In pictures: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

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Can't get enough of the Note Edge? Here's every single picture we have of it

We all expected to see a Galaxy Note 4 unveiled at Samsung's September press event, but what we didn't expect is the Note Edge. With a crazy curved display that shows secondary information and helps you multitask, it's quite an interesting device to see. Just in case you wanted to see even more of the Note Edge, we've rounded up every single picture that we have of it into one big gallery.

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is now official, and we're bringing you every little tidbit of information, as only Android Central can. Be sure to check out our Here, now, are the complete and official Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs:

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge specs

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The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is now official, and we're going to bring you every single piece of information on the device imaginable. The internal specs that make these devices run the way they do are important, so here's your full specs list for the Note Edge.

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