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How do Google’s I/O announcements stack up to what Apple has to offer?

Google held it’s annual Google I/O event on Wednesday where they unveiled Android L (the next major version of the Android OS), Android Auto,  Android TV, and a plethora of other new features and services. Quite a few of these announcements are very similar to announcements made at Apple’s WWDC just a few weeks back, and others have been on Apple’s…

Apple TV vs. PlayStation TV: Which is worth your $99?

Sony unveiled the PlayStation TV on Monday at E3, which is essentially a rebranded version of the PSVita TV that is currently available in Japan. The set-top box will be available this fall for $99.99, which essentially matches the $99 price of the Apple TV. They are similar in some ways, and different in others. So which one should you buy? We’re…

iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8) outperform Samsung Galaxy S5 in benchmark tests

Raw CPU and GPU performance doesn’t necessarily translate into a better user experience, but benchmark tests can be a good indicator of the level of performance you can expect from a device. AnandTech has completed a thorough technical review of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 and, in the site’s usual style, the device has been put through its paces in 39…

iPhone 5s vs. HTC One M8 – Speed Test

Last of our three comparisons before the full head-to-head is the speed test. We’re not interested in misleading Geekbench scores, or any geekiness like that. We wanted to see how each phone’s performance was in real life. That means loading up different apps, and testing the internet speeds. What made a surprising difference was the 802.11ac technology…

iPhone 5s vs. Nokia Lumia 930 – Spec Sheet Comparison

Nokia just took the wraps of its next Lumia flagship, and it looks a great update to its existing lineup. From a manfacturing and design perspective, it looks like the spitting image of the Verizon-only Lumia ICON released earlier in the year. Its main difference is its GSM network capabilities and its brightly colored plastic back. Like the ICON, it…

iPhone 5s vs. HTC One (M8) vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 spec sheet comparison

As is customary when a major new phone is announced, we like to compare the specs with our own favorite device, and boy have we got a great smartphone to look at today. HTC just finished announcing its latest super-phone. The “all new” HTC One – codenamed the M8 – picks up from where 2013′s HTC One left off, refined it, improved it and slapped another…

iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 – Spec Sheet Comparison

With any new flagship device launch, I’m always keen to get a look at how it compares to my phone of choice. One thing that really hit home while I was at MWC earlier in the week was how big the spec gap is now between Apple’s flagship and that of the biggest competitors. Thankfully, the best specifications aren’t necessarily an indication of the best…