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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One: Battle of the 2013 Flagship Smartphones

Which phone is the best android smartphone 2013? Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One? In terms of smartphone quality, the difference between HTC and Samsung is minor. The HTC One and Galaxy S4 both boast impressive specs and some of the most innovative technology currently available, but can we determine which the better phone is? Which Smartphone is right for you? Let’s compare them and decide if you have a phone plan.

Size
The Galaxy S4 and One are roughly the same height. The One, though, is 2 mm narrower and about 18 percent thicker.

Build materials
While the Galaxy S4 is made of plastic, the anodized aluminum HTC one may set a new benchmark for smartphone design. With that said, many customers prefer plastic to metal in a phone, so you might want to experiment on your own to find your preference.

Weight
HTC one weighs 143 grams and The Galaxy S4 is over 9 percent lighter than the One.

Display
Both phones have absurdly-sharp 1080p displays. Compared to HTC One’s 4.7inch screen, Galaxy S4’s screen is a bit larger, which features a 5-inch screen. The Galaxy S4's display uses Super AMOLED technology, while the One sports a Super LCD 3 screen. Expect some hyper-saturated colors in the S4.

Processor
Both versions of the Galaxy S4 should be faster than the One. But as high-end smartphone engines have outpaced the performance requirements of most apps, right now the difference may not show anywhere but in benchmarks.

RAM
Both handsets are power with 2 GB of random-access memory (RAM) to make sure device runs smoothly.

Storage
The base model of the One doubles the internal flash memory of the base Galaxy S4. But Samsung’s handset makes up for it with an expandable microSD card slot.

Wireless
If your local carrier supports LTE, both phones should be able to take advantage of the speedy network.

Battery
The Galaxy S4 features a removable 2,600 mAh Li-Ion battery and the HTC One features a non-removable 2,300 mAh Li-Polymer battery.

Cameras
On paper, this looks like utter dominance for the Galaxy S4. But the notion that megapixel count is an absolute and direct measurement of camera quality is misguided. HTC’s One may demonstrate this better than any other smartphone. The company put less pixels in the phone's sensors, but the pixels are bigger (HTC calls them “Ultrapixels”). The One also has f2.0 aperture and a 1/3-inch backlit-CMOS sensor, which HTC says will mean better performance in low light.

Detailed Camera comparison, check:  HTC One vs. Samsung galaxy s4 vs. iPhone 5 vs. The Latest Smartphones: Camera comparison

Software
In terms of Software, Samsung galaxy s4 runs on the latest 4.2.2 operating system, ahead of the HTC One.

Much more obvious, though, are the custom manufacturer UIs sitting on top of Android. Samsung is pushing its TouchWiz as hard as it can, trying to distance itself from Google’s underlying OS. This means a ton of “innovative new features” that are almost overwhelming to recap, such as Air Hover (preview select tasks by hovering your finger over the display), Dual Camera (combine front-facing and rear-facing stills or video), and Smart Scroll (scroll through emails and web pages via facial recognition). They might be more gimmicky than revolutionary, but you have to hand it to Samsung for trying new ideas.

HTC’s new Sense 5, meanwhile, scales itself back a bit. While it previously succumbed to feature creep (which Samsung may now be stepping into), the One’s version of Sense simplifies things a bit.
One of Sense’s more memorable features is Blinkfeed, which puts a Flipboard-like news hub on your homescreen. In addition to the familiar grid of app icons, your phone greets you with a tiled view of social and news feeds.

Bottom Line
The Galaxy S 4 is a wonderful device. I doubt many will “regret” buying it. It's jam-packed with new camera features, it's fast, and it has all-day battery life. Beyond all that, its software enhancements – not those gimmicky waving and tilting ones, but the other ones -- make it standout among all other Android phones and even the iPhone.

But on the other hand, I just wish Samsung had put that same attention into the design of the physical phone. The HTC One and the iPhone 5 are simply better-designed and crafted pieces of hardware. So which is your choice? Welcome to share your comments below.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Google I/O 2013: Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, New Nexus 7, Motorola X and more

The big conference Google I/O 2013 is happening next month and will run from 15 -17 May. Last year, Google introduced the Nexus 7, Android 4.1 Jellybean, the now-abandoned Nexus Q and a lot more. Now rumors said the next Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, next-gen Nexus 7 and more exciting things will announced. So today let’s jump right into our guesses and hopes for what we’ll see at Google’s biggest conference of the year.

1.  Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie
Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie
Whatever else Google announces, nothing will grab the headlines like the next major version of Android.
But the techies all agree that Google will probably just give Android followers a peek at the new OS since the current Android 4.2v update is not yet available on many devices yet. We didn’t see a major update in UI with Android 4.1 or 4.2 from Android 4.0, so if Google is going to release the Android 5.0, it will be refined, polished, and smooth — and it will be fast in order to compete with Apple!

2.  New Nexus 7
New Nexus 7
Google introduced to the Nexus 7 tablet at the last I/O, so it wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a new version-running Android 5, maybe. According to news from BGR, the Nexus 7.7 will have a Tegra 4 processor, a 7.7-inch, 1,920 x 1,200-pixel display, 8GB of storage, and both front and rear high-def cameras. 3G service and a price tag within the range of $149 to $199. Rumours said it would have an expanded screen size of 8 inches to rival the iPad Mini and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

3.  Lower Price for the Original Nexus 7
Original Nexus 7
It is logical to expect a lower price for the original Nexus 7 once its old brother is released. Among the anticipated price tags for this device at $149, $129 and $99.  

4.  Motorola X Phone
Motorola X Phone
Sticking with the mobile space, Google I/O 2013 may also witness the debut of the mythical Motorola X, the superphone Google is said to be working on ever since it completed the Motorola acquisition. The company is said to be throwing everything it's got at this new halo device, which is why it may not be ready in time for I/O. If it is, expect it to be the star of the show.

5.  Nexus 5
Nexus 5
Google Nexus 4 has made a big success and has been selling out in stores across the U.S. But in order to compete better with the new Galaxy S4, HTC One and iPhone 5, Google need to update the Nexus 4, namely the Nexus 5. The Nexus 5 is expected boost an improved processor, camera and LTE support and so on.

6.  Google Glass
Google Glass
Glass was laughed off by many as a pipe dream when it was unveiled at I/O last year, but 12 months on these smart glasses are gathering significant momentum. With competition winners having already received their Google Glass samples, we expect I/O 2013 to provide significant updates regarding retail availability and app developer programmers.  I suspect we’ll see Google Glass officially announced as a consumer product at I/O 2013 and available for sale within a few months following the conference.

7.  Google Now
Google Now
At last year’s Google I/O we saw Google’s answer to Siri: Google Now. Since then we’ve seen a few updates and to Google Now that have added features and functionality, but many in the industry are suspicious about why we haven’t seen more. I think Google’s been holding back on us and we’ll see a rush of new features for Google Now that will blow us away. What’s more, we’ll probably see Google Now for iOS demo’d.

8.  Google Babble
 Google Babble
Babble is expected to unite Chat, Talk, Voice and Google Plus communication into a single service with the same conversations and features available everywhere. It seems the company has plans to go toe-to-toe with Apple’s iMessage and BlackBerry Messenger long term. Interestingly Babble is also said to incorporate notification syncing, a long overdue feature that dismisses notifications on all your devices once they are checked on one.

9.  Home Automation
It’s been a while since we heard about the ADK and Google’s push for home automation. This time around I suspect we’ll see some real-world products that can be easily controlled by your Android-powered phone or tablet. Either that or the ADK will fade into obscurity, never to be heard of again.

So what else do you expect to see at this year’s Google I/O? Welcome to show your comments below!


Sunday, April 21, 2013

How to play iTunes movies on Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy note 8 is an elegant-looking 8-inch  Android tablet that comes with a built-in stylus and
equipped with Exynos Quad-Core CPU with 2GB RAM (clocked at 1.6GHz), 1280×800 LCD Display. Thanks to the included S Pen stylus (and suite of associated apps), the device boasts a level of functionality unmatched by any other small tablet. Without a doubt, it’s great for us to watch movies on Galaxy Note 8.
play iTunes movies on Samsung Galaxy Note 8
However, if you want to play iTunes movies on Galaxy Note 8, you will find something goes wrong due to the videos you purchased from iTunes store are usually protected by Apple's FairPlay DRM copyright protection and can only play on Apple products, such as the iPad Mini. Below I will show you how to play iTunes movies, videos and TV shows on Galaxy Note 8.0 with the help of M4V Converter software step by step.

Method:  How to remove DRM protection from iTunes movies?

Leawo DRM remover is the best program to convert DRM protected M4V. Now you can follow the iTunes to Galaxy Note 8.0 conversion steps below, it’s easy to convert iTunes videos with this program.

Step 1:  Install the program on your pc, run it. Click on the Add Video icon on the top of the software to import videos.
Step 2:  Choose a video format for conversion. You can choose MP4 format, this format is the best compatible format for Galaxy Note 8.0 and other tablets or smartphones.

Step 3:  You need to authorize your computer to be able to remove DRM protection and convert M4V to other video files. Click convert button on the bottom right and the program would automatically lead you to the authorizing page. Input your ID and password to autorize your computer.

Step 4:  Click convert button to start. The Galaxy Note 8.0 iTunes converter will convert iTunes videos immediately.

After conversion, you can transfer iTunes movies to Galaxy Note 8.0, and then you can play iTunes movies on Galaxy Note 8.0 at anytime, anywhere.

See also:  How to play MKV, AVI, iTunes M4V Videos and more on Samsung galaxy s4


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Best Way to enjoy Blu-ray disc on Samsung device with high quality

Samsung made significant gains in both the high end as well as the low-cost market with its Galaxy line of smartphone and tablets.Speaking of Samsung, there will be many famous devices across our minds, such as Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy Note, Note 2, Galaxy S, S2, S3, the new Galaxy S4, Fascinate, Behold, Epic 4G, Note 10.1, and the new Note 8 and so on. No matter which Samsung device/phone you are holding, it is awesome to watch Blu-ray movies and video on Samsung AMOLED touchscreen. Now if you have already had lots of Blu-ray movies, you can rip or convert your Blu-ray collections, then you can take it everywhere for playing.

Software you need:  Blu-ray ripper Software, a powerful tool that can decrypt Blu-ray and convert Blu-ray to common video format like MP4, AVI, and MKV etc. with only a few clicks. If you have already installed one Blu-ray ripper program on your computer, then just follow the how-to guide to start. If you are trying to find the best Blu-ray ripper, here I recommend the best Samsung Blu-ray Ripper to you. Now just follow me to know how to do the Blu-ray to Samsung device conversion.

Step 1:  Load Blu-ray movie.
Launch Blu-ray Ripper, and insert your Blu-ray disc into your computer. Click Load Blu-ray button to load the entire Blu-ray disc.

Step 2:  Output settings
As each device have different screen resolutions, you could reset output profile parameters like video size, bit rate, aspect ratio, etc. to meet your device more exactly.

Step 3:  Start converting Blu-ray disc
After the output setting is all done, click the Convert button to start convert now. After several minutes, you will have the Blu-ray converted to Samsung compatible video. In this way, you can play Blu-ray movies on Galaxy S III/II, Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note, Note 2, galaxy note 8 and so on.

When the conversion is over, you can click Open Folder button to get the output video file and transfer it to your tablet. If you still have any question about play Blu-ray movies on your Samsung device, just leave your comments below.

Releated post:  Top 5 Best Blu-ray Player Software for PC in 2013


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 to go on sale in U.S. next week: When and Where to get

It is official, the highly anticipated followup to Samsung's Galaxy S3, the Galaxy S4, will finally go on sale next week at U.S. carriers, that is to say, the wait for the new phone will be over soon.  The powerful Samsung android phone will be available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless as well as U.S. Cellular, Cricket and C Spire starting during April. Below are the details.
Samsung Galaxy S4
AT&T
You can now preorder an AT&T Galaxy S4 at att.com. The 16GB version will cost you $199.99 with a two-year contract. The 32GB version will cost $249.99. It will ship on April 30. If you don't want to sign a two-year contract, you can get the phone at a price of $639.99.

T-Mobile
You will be able to get T-Mobile's Galaxy S4 next week on April 24 through tmobile.com; it will be available at T-Mobile stores on May 1. The phone is available with T-Mobile's new "uncarrier" pricing. That means the phone costs just $149.99 up front, but you have to pay T-Mobile $20 a month for the next 24 months to pay off the rest of the phone.

Sprint
Sprint's Galaxy S4 launch day is April 27, though you will be able to pre-order the device on April 18. The 16GB version of the phone will start at $249.99 with a two-year contract. New Sprint customers can get the phone for $149.99 with a two year contract.

Verizon
Verizon hasn't released launch or pricing information for the phone. We will update this article when the carrier announces more information. Update: When: May, with exact date to come. You can sign up for updates here.

Other retailers
While you can get your Galaxy S4 straight from the carrier of your choice, you'll also be able to purchase it from Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile, Costco, Radio Shack, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target and Wal-Mart.

Walmart Stores, the world's largest retailer, will sell the AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile versions of the phone. The AT&T version will cost $168 with a two-year contract at Walmart. Walmart will also drop the price of the Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S3 to $39.88 with a two-year contract.

Staples will have the phone. You can pre-order now through Staples.com and it will have some carrier versions of it at 500 of its select mobile phone stores on April 26. The AT&T version will be available for $199.99 with a two-year contract at Staples on April 26. The T-Mobile version will be out on May 1 at the store.
Galaxy S4
The Galaxy S4 will be available in two colors, "Black Mist" and "White Frost," and offer a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a full-HD Super AMOLED display (with a 1920 x 1080 resolution). It will come in 16GB and 32GB versions (though this can be expanded thanks to a microSD slot). In the front, there'll be a 2-megapixel camera and in the back there'll be a 13-megapixel beast.

The 5-inch device will run Android 4.2.2, better known as Jelly Bean, and have Samsung's latest TouchWiz "enhancements." Thanks to features such as Air Gesture and Air View, you'll be able to take actions without ever touching your smartphone's screen. (Just wave your hand or hover your finger over the display and watch what happens.) And if your hands are too busy, then you can just plain scroll through items by looking up or down.

Will you be getting one? Share your opinions in the comments!

Related post: How to play MKV, AVI, iTunes M4V Videos and more on Samsung galaxy s4

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Top 10 Best Android Games of 2013

There is no doubt that Android phones are the most widely used phones in this generation and it offer one of the best gaming experiences to gaming addicts. There are thousands of games to choose from in the Google Play store. To help you wade through this wealth of options, we've assembled this easily consumed list of the top 10 best games for Android 2013.

1.  Fruit Shoot  (free)
Fruit Shoot is the best archery game ever! Just Use the bow and the arrows to hit the fruits placed on the head of the little cute bears, brave soldiers and evil dragons! It is simple but funny.

2.  Tiny Tower (free)
Tiny Tower is an addictive building simulator. Build your tower floor-by-floor, balancing "bitizens" with commercial properties. The secret sauce is the Tamagotchi effect: the tower lives on even when you aren't playing.

3.  The Amazing Spider-Man ($6.99)
Enjoy The Amazing Spider-Man via more than 25 impressive tasks motivated by the future movie’s story. Climb, leap and web-sling from building to building for an airborne excitement like never ever before.

4.  SHADOWGUN: DeadZone (free)
If you want evidence that mobile games are turning into their console and PC cousins, then look no further than Shadowgun: Dead Zone. With this game, you can Experience intense tactical multiplayer combat with up to 12 players connected online. You can choose from two popular game modes – Deathmatch and Zone Control, various maps and from 10 playable characters and so on.

5.  Zombie Evil (free)
It's the best zombie shooting game!!

14 kind of classical firearms! Enjoy the headshot and pleasure of crushing! Wipe out the walking dead! Turn them into ashes! The app has a variety of 6 kinds of Guards, 5 kinds of skills, multiple upgrade options! Hurry, use them well to save your brains from zombies!

21 unprecedented evil zombies are included too, so just pick up your heavy weapon to break them into pieces!

6.  Asphalt 7: Heat ($0.99)
If you like racing games, then you mustn’t miss this game. With this game, you can drive 60 different cars from the world’s most prestigious manufacturers, like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin, including the legendary DeLorean. Just hit the speed of heat in the newest, fastest, most visually stunning edition of the famed Asphalt series.

7.  World at Arms (free)
LOCK AND LOAD! The United States of America is under attack by an evil alliance of highly trained forces known as the KRA. As the leader of the free world, You have to stand and fight. Build and develop your military base, train your army and battle against or ally with players from all over the world online in order to defeat the enemy for good! It is very exciting, don’t you think so?

8.  Real Football 2013 (free)
The newest edition of the free soccer simulation is back to score another win for the franchise with a whole new set of moves.

Take part in the most immersive free soccer simulation and show that you are the best on the pitch. Reinforce your team of champions by developing your club’s facilities, hiring new staff members, dealing with sponsors and more.

9.  Temple Run 2 (free)
It is the old brother of Temple Run. Now get more of the exhilarating running, jumping, turning and sliding you love in Temple Run 2! Find their way dangerous cliffs, zip lines, mines and jungles as you try to get away with the cursed idol. How far can you run?

10.  Jetpack Joyride (free)
Jetpack Joyride is retro arcade fun. The simple gameplay could have been pulled from an Atari game, but HalfBrick injects enough humor and rebellious spirit to keep us coming back for more.

This is our list of the best games going around on the Android platform 2013. If there are any not on or list that are on yours, let us know in the comments.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 & Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review

4.99 inches? Small potatoes. 5.5 inches? That's like a baby's toy! On Apr 11th, Samsung announced the Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3, two enormous smartphones that make the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II look rather small. Both devices look similar to the new Galaxy S4, but their internal specifications are nowhere near as impressive.
Galaxy Mega 5.8 & Galaxy Mega 6.3
The Galaxy Mega 6.3 model has an 'HD display' (720p) at a resolution of 1280 x 720, and features a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, Android 4.2, an 8-megapixel camera and LTE connectivity, HSPA radios. New software features like Air View, Multi Windows, Pop-up Play will make sure you have plenty to do on that giant screen. The device powers with a  3,200mAh battery and internal storage that can be expanded by microSD up to 64GB, with 8 or 16 gigs (there's two models) built-in to begin with. Both have IR blasters for controlling televisions, 1.5GB of RAM, a microSD slot, and are running the latest version of Android, 4.2 Jelly Bean.

On the other hand, The HSPA-only Galaxy Mega 5.8 sporting a smaller display at a resolution of 960 x 540 and it packs a lesser 1.4GHz dual-core processor. It has the same 8-megapixel camera, while the smaller, er, Mega, will arrive in only one size -- an 8GB model. The device powers with an impressive 2600mAh battery,

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 will be available globally starting with Europe and Russia in the beginning of May. Also, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 won't be sold in the UK, although it will appear elsewhere in Europe.

Pricing for the models isn't clear, but from the specifications we expect them to be cheaper than the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S 4.


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Phone Plan: Google Now, Exclusive Nokia , Samsung Soon or Apple Later?

If you are in the market for a high-end smartphone today, which phone would you choose? Android smartphone, Windows 8 phone or iOS devices? Every platform and manufacturer has its partisans, but the three front-runners are clearly the Google Nexus 4, Nokia Lumia 920, the soon-to-be released Samsung Galaxy 4 and (at the moment) the iPhone 5. Adding to the confusion about the decision is the uncertainty of the release date of the next iPhone, likely called the 5S, which could drop any time between June and November.
For the sake of clarity (at the expense of the full, mind-numbing complexities that these questions imply), I will isolate each of these three products in terms of its most essential proposition about what you value in a smartphone and let you reach your own conclusions.

Google Nexus 4
Google Nexus 4
If you are a true lover in the Google platform, Nexus 4 is for you. The Nexus 4 comes with the latest version of Android and gets updates directly from Google, so you’ll always have the fastest, most up-to-date software on your phone. Although the Galaxy 4 ships with the latest version of Android and will support Google Now—the jewel of Google’s software crown—the Nexus 4 is assured of maintaining current Android status with firmware updates, while Samsung may fork its TouchWiz user interface further in its own direction. Contentious competition with Apple means that the Nexus 4 is and will remain the best way to have the full Google experience, if that’s what you are after.
Samsung galaxy s4
Samsung galaxy s4
In terms of pure hardware specs, the Galaxy 4 beats the other current competitors and perhaps even the forthcoming iPhone 5s. If you want the biggest, brightest screen, latest smart features such as Air View, Motion control, eye-tracking and the most connectivity options, the Galaxy 4 is for you. And if you are going to buy a Samsung SmartTV in your future, the Galaxy 4 will be the device most integrated with that line. It integrates with TVs, a Fitbit-like scale and its own HomeSync personal cloud, but it is not clear that its software and services are as top-of-the-line as its hardware.

Nokia Lumia 920
Tired of Android or iOS? Love the look of Metro's live tiles? Then the Nokia Lumia 920 is your wise choice. Running on the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system, Lumia 920 features a 4.5 inch PureMotion HD+ display, LTE, 8.7MP PureView camera, 1.2MP front camera, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, wireless charging, 2000 mAh battery,1GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal memory , Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia City Lens. There is no doubt that Lumia 920 is the best windows 8 phone until now.

iPhone 5 and 5S
iPhone 5S
Unlike Microsoft's Windows Phone and Google's Android, Apple does not license iOS for installation on non-Apple hardware. Apple makes both the hardware and the operating system for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, everything is designed to work together. So apps take full advantage of hardware features such as the Retina display, the Multi-Touch interface, the accelerometer, the three-axis gyro, accelerated graphics, and more. FaceTime is a perfect example. It uses both front and back cameras, the display, the microphone, and your Wi Fi connection.

It’s getting harder, perhaps, to justify the leadership position of the iPhone in the face of these high-end Android devices. But beyond the inertia of Apple’s first mover advantage, iOS still has a considerable edge as an app platform. The iPhone is still the starting point for most high-quality app developers because its users have repeatably been shown as more engaged than their Android counterparts. So if you want to access to the latest and greatest apps, the more advanced mobile operating system, iPhone is obviously your choice.

The circuit of software created by Google Now, Google Maps, Google Search, Gmail and the Chrome browser may well be the best overall platform, but it can’t be completely executed on Apple devices because of the companies’ Punch and Judy show.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. Google Nexus 7: Should You Spend the Extra Bucks for the S-Pen?

Samsung said Tuesday the galaxy note 8.0, a competitor to iPad mini and Nexus 7, will hit stores in the U.S. this Thursday. The South Korean electronics giant said the small 8-inch tablet (features S Pen stylus) will only be available in a Wi-Fi version and sell for $399, much more expensive than the rival. The model comes with 16 gigabytes of storage. So Should You Spend the Extra Bucks for the S-Pen? Several days ago, I have compared the specs and other features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and Apple iPad mini and today I will continue to introduce you how it stack up against the Nexus 7.

Size
Galaxy Note 8 vs. Nexus 7
The galaxy note 8 has a large display, but is quite thinner than the Nexus 7.

Weight
Galaxy Note 8 vs. Nexus 7
The two tablets weigh roughly the same, with the Nexus 7 tipping the scale just a hair more than the Note 8.

Display
Galaxy Note 8 vs. Nexus 7
Just like their name says, galaxy note 8 features an 8-inch screen while the Nexus 7 has a 7-inch display. If you can sacrifice that (diagonal) inch of real estate, the Nexus 7’s screen should appear sharper.

Processor
Galaxy Note 8 vs. Nexus 7
Both tablets sport quad core processors. The Note’s offers better performance, but for everyday use, both will more than suffice.

RAM
Galaxy Note 8 vs. Nexus 7
In this aspect, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 doubles the Nexus 7’s 1 GB of random-access memory (RAM).

Storage
Galaxy Note 8 vs. Nexus 7
The storage edge goes to Samsung’s tablet. It offers larger internal flash memory options and can be expanded via microSD. The Nexus 7 doesn’t have a microSD slot.

Wireless
Galaxy Note 8 vs. Nexus 7
If you’re looking for a Wi-Fi only device, both deliver. As far as (more expensive) mobile data options go, the Note has LTE and the Nexus 7 settles for HSPA+.

Cameras
Galaxy Note 8 vs. Nexus 7
Galaxy note 8 has two cameras: a 5-megapixel main camera and a 1.3-megapixel user-facing camera. The Nexus 7 has no rear camera. So if you want to take photos with your tablet, just get the Note 8. Anyway, Megapixels aren’t everything.

Battery
Galaxy Note 8 vs. Nexus 7
People always want to take battery capacity with grains of salt, as many other factors combine to determine actual uptime. With that said, the Note 8.0’s battery holds a bit more juice.

Intangibles
Galaxy Note 8 vs. Nexus 7
Since the release of the Note 10.1, Samsung has been working to improve the user experience in its Note family of tablets, adding software enhancements that probably should have been there from the get-go.

The Galaxy Note 8.0’s stylus (S Pen) sees some upgrades, with greater integration into the Note’s Touchwiz software. Unsheathe the stylus, and the Note will prepare for pen input. Hover the S Pen over the screen, and select apps will respond accordingly (like previewing a post in Flipboard).

Apart from the S Pen, Samsung’s multi-windows feature, which allows for two simultaneous apps to run on the screen, has been thankfully enhanced too. Multi window is easily the best feature on the Note 8.0, especially when you need to copy and paste something between two apps.

The Nexus 7’s X-factor is its price. The 7-inchNexus 7 exists only for $200, much cheaper than Samsung Note 8. In the software aspect, Google Nexus 7 ships with the newest version of Android (4.2.2, Jellybean). It will also get future updates much quicker than Samsung’s tablet will. The Nexus 7 also sports “pure” (unskinned) Android, which many customers prefer over manufacturer UIs.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a stunning tablet with a truly useful stylus, but the price is a little expensive. So which is for you? Are you going to get the Galaxy Note 8.0 or Nexus 7?

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