A Closer Look at Water Resistance Recently on the podcast, Anand mentioned that I was looking at how the Galaxy S5 performed when running benchmarks underwater. This ultimately started after the initial Galaxy S5 review was finished, as I started to test just how well the IP67 functionality worked. For those unfamiliar to how the Galaxy S5 achieved this ingress protection (1 meter depth for 30 minutes), the phone has effectively been designed from the ground up to prevent water ingress. First, a rubber gasket on the back cover helps to keep out water from critical areas of the phone, as seen below. While the photo doesn't show it very well, there's another snap in the area enclosed by the rubber gasket to ensure that a...

Analyzing the iPhone 5 Geekbench Results

While working on our Haswell piece, I've been religiously checking the Geekbench and GLBenchmark results browsers to see if anyone ran either benchmark and decided to tap upload. This...

118 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/16/2012

iPhone 5 Memory Size and Speed Revealed: 1GB LPDDR2-1066

Quick analysis of the A6 SoC photos from the iPhone 5 launch event tells us all we need to know about the memory interface, speed and bandwidth of the...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/15/2012

The iPhone 5's A6 SoC: Not A15 or A9, a Custom Apple Core Instead

When Apple announced the iPhone 5, Phil Schiller officially announced what had leaked several days earlier: the phone is powered by Apple's new A6 SoC. As always, Apple didn't...

162 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/15/2012

Why the iPhone 5 Lacks Support for Simultaneous Voice and LTE or EVDO (SVLTE, SVDO)

So we've seen the new iPhone, and had a chance to briefly play with it at the demo room, but as I've learned in the past so many times...

90 by Brian Klug on 9/14/2012

New iPod Touch Leads Revamped iPod Lineup

It’s been a pretty action-packed day for Apple. While the star of today’s event was undoubtedly the new iPhone 5, the Cupertino giant also gave the iPod lineup an...

22 by Vivek Gowri on 9/12/2012

iPhone 5 Hands On Pics and Video - Updated: With Impressions

We just spent a good amount of time with the iPhone 5. The phone feels very thin and light (obviously), and the improvement in performance is very noticeable compared...

91 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/12/2012

Apple iPhone 5: Announced

Apple announced its 6th generation iPhone, the iPhone 5, at a special event in San Francisco this morning. The iPhone 5 brings a huge list of improvements. Apple unexpectedly...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2012

Apple's iPhone 5 Uses A6 SoC

This one caught us off guard, but Apple just announced the A6 SoC powering the new iPhone 5 features 2x faster CPU and GPU performance compared to the iPhone...

118 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2012

Our Apple iPhone 5 Live Blog

With IDF day 1 under our belts and the live blogging engine tested in our keynote and Haswell architecture coverage, it's time to set our sights on the next...

69 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/12/2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Hands On

Last week we were able to spend some time with Samsung's new Galaxy Note 2. The device is a largely updated version of the original Galaxy Note, that enjoyed...

50 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 4

I didn't lug the Blue yeti across the country for nothing: we have episode 4 of the AnandTech Podcast up for you all to listen to. Given the timing...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2012

Audience earSmart Not in Upcoming iPhone, Suggests New SoC?

Since the iPhone 4, Apple has been including Audience earSmart voice processors in devices to improve both receive and transmit audio for handsets. The iPhone 4 started the trend...

11 by Brian Klug on 9/7/2012

AT&T Announces 7 New Live LTE Markets, 2 Expansions, 47 More Before End of 2012

In a flurry of press releases today, AT&T announced a slew of new 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) markets. The news includes a total of 54 new markets, 7...

13 by Brian Klug on 9/6/2012

Motorola Droid RAZR M Performance Preview

While the Droid RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX aren't due out until later this year, Motorola/Google sampled press who attended the On Display event earlier today with a Droid...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

The New Droid RAZR Family: Hands On

We just spent a little bit of time with the new Droid RAZR family: the Droid RAZR M, RAZR HD and RAZR HD MAXX. The RAZR M features a 4.3-inch...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

Google's Eric Schmidt: 1.3M Android Device Activations Per Day, 480M Android Devices in the Market

Some data from Google at today's Motorola On Display event: There are now 1.3M Android device activations per day, as of today. About 70,000 of those device activations per day...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

Live from the Motorola On Display Event

Having just finished up with the Lumia 920 and 820 at Nokia's Windows Phone 8 event, I just got seated at Motorola's On Display event. Expect live coverage right...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

HTC One X Cushnie et Ochs Edition Shown off at HTC Frequencies

While Anand is covering today's other big NYC events for Nokia and Motorola, I'm over at HTC's second ever Frequencies, and just recently got to play with a special...

4 by Brian Klug on 9/5/2012

Hands On with the Nokia Lumia 920 & Lumia 820

I'm rushing over to the Motorola event right now, but I wanted to upload some hands on shots of the new Lumia 920 and 820 that were announced earlier...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

Nokia Announces Lumia 920 & 820 Running Windows Phone 8

Nokia just announced its next-generation Windows Phone 8 devices: the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. Both are pentaband devices (available in both LTE and HSPA+ versions later this year...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

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