Tag Archives: Device Comparisons

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, 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…

iPhone 5s vs. Lumia 1020 – Real-life Camera Comparison

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been testing a Nokia Lumia 1020. Its biggest (and perhaps only) talking point is its 41 megapixel camera. It’s an insane number of pixels to cram in to a smartphone camera sensor. More pixels on a small sensor normally means poor quality imaging, but many have been hyping up the awesomeness of Nokia’s all-camera device….

iPad Air or Retina iPad mini? The unanswerable question…

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been using the iPad Air and the new Retina-equipped iPad mini alongside each other. I was going to write a full-on comparison, and realized that it’s probably not necessary in this case. I’ve written reviews on both iPads, and compared performance of the two against each other. In short: There’s really not a lot to…

iPad Air vs. Retina iPad mini – Speed Test [VID]

Apart from differing in dimensions, the two new iPads are powered by the same internal components. They have the same A7 chip, the same camera, the same wireless set-up and the same battery life. But I wanted to know if there was any difference in terms of speed. Reports have indicated that the A7 in the mini is clocked at a different speed to the A7 in…

iPad Air camera compared with iPhone 5s and iPad mini [Photos]

One thing I never use my iPad for: Photography. It’s the truth. The new iPads could ship without built-in rear cameras and I’d be just as happy to own one, since my own personal use case count for a camera on a tablet is absolute zero. But, I know there are many out there who use it, and plenty more who wonder just how good it could possibly be. I took…