As alluded to in our Nexus 6 review, our normal storage performance benchmark was no longer giving valid results as of Android 5.0. While Androbench was not a perfect benchmark by any stretch of the imagination, it was a reasonably accurate test of basic storage performance. However, with the Nexus 5 on Android’s developer preview, we saw anywhere between 2-10x improvement to Androbench’s storage performance results with no real basis in reality. It seems that this is because the way that the benchmark was written relied upon another function for timing, which has changed with Android 5.0. While we haven’t talked too much about AndEBench, it has a fully functional storage test that we can compare to our Androbench results. While we’re unsure of the...

They're (Almost) All Dirty: The State of Cheating in Android Benchmarks

Thanks to AndreiF7's excellent work on discovering it, we kicked off our investigations into Samsung’s CPU/GPU optimizations around the international Galaxy S 4 in July and came away...

365 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 10/2/2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review

I still remember the first time I held the original Galaxy Note. At that point in time it wasn’t really obvious just how critical larger-display smartphones were going to...

305 by Brian Klug on 10/1/2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) Review

Ever since the arrival of the Nexus 10, it’s been hard recommending other, lower resolution 10-inch Android tablets. Although not the knock out success that the Nexus 7 became...

100 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/1/2013

Samsung Galaxy Gear Review

Galaxy Gear is Samsung’s new entry into the smartwatch arena, a market with a growing number of new attempts to deliver the ideal wrist-wearable smartphone accessory. How does it...

73 by Brian Klug on 10/1/2013

Moto X Update Dramatically Improves Camera Quality

In my Moto X review, I characterized camera performance and quality as very bimodal. In some scenes it could take great photos, in others it seemed to struggle and...

50 by Brian Klug on 9/23/2013

Microsoft Announces Surface Pro 2 & Surface 2, Shipping October 22

Microsoft just announced the long awaited successors to its Surface RT and Surface Pro devices at a press event in NYC. We were fans of the original Surface devices...

91 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/23/2013

Microsoft Surface Event Live Blog

We're seated and inside at Microsoft's Surface event in New York City, where Microsoft will hopefully announce the upcoming Surface RT and Pro successors. We'll be live blogging away inside.

85 by Brian Klug on 9/23/2013

Chipworks Provides First Apple A7 Die Shot

Hot on the heels of their Samsung 28nm confirmation, Chipworks just sent over the first die shot of a delayered Apple A7. An annotated version is following early next...

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/20/2013

Chipworks Confirms Apple's A7 is Built On Samsung's 28nm HK+MG Process

Chipworks is in the process of delayering Apple's A7, but they just confirmed what we mentioned in our iPhone 5s review: Apple's A7 is built at Samsung using their...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/20/2013

HP Announces Spectre 13 x2 Hybrid Ultrabook

Since the launch of Windows 8, many users have been waiting for something that does a better job of spanning the gap between laptops/Ultrabooks and tablets. We’ve seen sliders...

47 by Jarred Walton on 9/19/2013

HP Announces Tegra 4 Powered Slate7 Extreme and Slate8 Pro

Several weeks ago, HP announced their second Tegra 4 powered device, the HP Slatebook x2 10.1” hybrid with a 1080p display. Their first Tegra 4 device was announced back...

33 by Jarred Walton on 9/19/2013

The iOS 7 Review

There’s no doubt about it, this iOS update is one of the largest in Apple’s history. In the wake of the iPhone 5 launch, there was a considerable amount...

146 by Brian Klug & Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2013

NVIDIA Announces Tegra Note: NV Designed Android Tablet, Sold by NVIDIA Partners

The Tegra Note is a 7-inch Tegra 4 based tablet, built by a contract manufacturer for NVIDIA. The tablet will be offered by NVIDIA but not directly. Instead, you'll...

63 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/18/2013

The iPhone 5s Review

For much of the iPhone's life Apple has enjoyed a first-mover advantage. At the launch of the first iPhone, Steve Jobs expected the device and OS would give it...

466 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2013

The iPhone 5c Review

For years now Apple has followed a rather intelligent waterfall of its products down the pricing stack. With the arrival of every new iPhone, the previous generation gets a...

70 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2013

Hands on with the new ASUS Padfone Infinity

For a while now, ASUS has been pushing form factor boundaries in the mobile space, with dockables and other 2-in-one platforms that once seemed radical but really started making...

34 by Brian Klug on 9/17/2013

Some Thoughts about the iPhone 5S Camera Improvements

One of the big improvements that comes with the iPhone 5S is a new camera system, with a faster aperture for more light throughput, bigger 8 MP sensor with...

100 by Brian Klug on 9/13/2013

Apple Increases iPhone 5C and 5S Battery Sizes relative to iPhone 5

While poking through the FCC documents and piecing together a story on the network band situation for the iPhone 5S and 5C, I remembered that part of a normal...

29 by Brian Klug on 9/12/2013

The AnandTech Mobile Show, Live from IDF 2013 [video] Updated: Now high-res

Sorry for the late posting on this, I was trying to get a high res copy of the video to push live first but it looks like that's coming...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/11/2013

ASUS' Transformer Book T100: Atom Z3740 Inside, Available October 18th at $349

Earlier today, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen teased their first Bay Trail tablet: the T100. Today at ASUS' IDF press conference we got some more details on the tablet. The...

102 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2013

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