While we generally avoid going into deep detail when it comes to our display testing, in light of statements that seemingly contradict our testing it becomes important to contextualize our display tests. Many people are often confused by contradicting statements regarding the peak brightness of an AMOLED display, as we will state that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s display reaches a maximum of 462 cd/m^2, while other sites often state that the Note 4’s display reaches a maximum of 750 cd/m^2. Another commonly cited discrepancy is that we rate the Nexus 6’s display to reach a peak brightness of 258 nits, while others have rated the Nexus 6’s display to be as bright as 400 nits. One might immediately assume that one measurement is right...

Apple's iPhone 3G Firmware 2.1 Update: More Battery Life?

I ran some quick tests on the latest iPhone firmware which claims to improve battery life. While talk times didn't improve, battery life while using data did go up.

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/30/2008

Anand Reviews the Apple iPhone 3G

It's time for round two of the iPhone. Apple managed to create and steal its own hype with the iPhone 3G. On the one hand we got...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/16/2008

iPhone 3G Preview - Buying Today? Find out if you Should

We're hard at work on a full iPhone 3G review, but here are some of our initial impressions for those of you buying today. The big features are...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/11/2008

iPhone 3G - First Battery Life Results

We just got the first battery life test results back, and as expected, they aren't good. The iPhone 3G lasts a bit over 3 hours in 3G mode...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/11/2008

Anand's Home Theater PC - Part I: The First Builds

I've been building a theater now for several months, but more recently I've been focusing on building a HTPC to drive the whole thing. Follow me on my...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/1/2008

iPod vs. Zune: January 2008 High End MP3 Player Roundup

We're re-launching our gadget coverage, starting with a look at the latest high-end MP3 players from Apple and Microsoft

50 by Ryan Smith on 1/21/2008

Microsoft's Xbox 360 goes 65nm: Falcon Dissection and Power Consumption

With Intel shipping 45nm CPUs and AMD is moving 55nm GPUs, it's about time that Microsoft made the transition to 65nm in the Xbox 360. We tell you...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/15/2007

No 3G on the iPhone, but why? A Battery Life Analysis

We look at the impact of 3G vs. EDGE on battery life, as well as Wi-Fi vs. EDGE on the iPhone. Did Apple make the right decision by...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/13/2007

Apple's iPhone: The Future is Here

In the coming pages we'll walk through the iPhone, looking at what it does right and what it does wrong.  We'll figure out what it needs, and maybe what...

82 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/2/2007

Apple's iPhone Dissected: We did it, so you don't have to

Want to know what's inside the iPhone? So do we.

40 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/29/2007

Apple iPhone: Unboxed

Like many others waiting in line around the country, we finally laid hands on our iPhone. As we work on the review we'd like to provide you with some...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/29/2007

The New Theater 650 TV Tuner Solution from ATI

The latest installment of the Theater series of TV tuner cards from ATI has some impressive new features. We'll take a look at them and see how the 650...

78 by Josh Venning on 6/14/2006

NVIDIA DualTV MCE TV Tuner

The NVIDIA DualTV MCE looks to be a cut above the rest with the ability to record/watch two separate programs at once. We'll see how it compares with two...

68 by Josh Venning on 5/19/2006

Speech Recognition - Ready for Prime Time?

Have you ever tried out speech recognition and been underwhelmed? Do you yearn to play the role of Scotty and call out instructions to your computer? We...

38 by Jarred Walton on 4/21/2006

HTPC – TV Tuner Reviews

Ever thought of using your PC as a Home Theater device? We have some advice along with several of the more interesting TV Tuners, and we're going to put...

77 by Jarred Walton on 12/7/2005

X-Fi and the Elite Pro: SoundBlaster's Return to Greatness

Creative has jam-packed quality and features galore into their newest line of sound cards based on X-Fi technology. The end result is a very high quality product, but is...

110 by Derek Wilson on 8/30/2005

Winter Audio Reference: On-Board, Consumer, and Pro Solutions

AnandTech is bringing back audio reviews with a look at offerings from Creative, Intel/Realtek, and Echo Audio.

89 by Derek Wilson on 2/3/2005

Gearing up for HDMI on the Desktop

Although the eventual DVI replacement has already penetrated the home theater market, HDMI is just starting to pick up in the PC world today. Let's take a look...

56 by Kristopher Kubicki on 1/17/2005

Bluetake's BT460EX Bluetooth Hi-Fi Audio Station Kit - A Quick Look

Thermaltake's spin-off Bluetooth company takes a real crack at the Home Theater market. Let's take a peak at what resulted.

4 by Andrew Ku on 11/3/2004

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005: Feature and Performance Investigation

What's new in 2005? We find out and finally investigate performance under Windows XP Media Center Edition.

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/12/2004

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