Smartphones

Today Meizu launched the new M6s, successor to last year’s M5s. The new M6s brings significant upgrades for the entry-level smartphone as it upgrades the SoC, screen and camera. The M6s is among one of the first smartphones in its price category to include a SoC with an ARM big core. The Exynos 5 (Mid-range series) 7872 is Samsung’s first SoC below the high-end to adopt Cortex A73 cores alongside the usual A53 cores. The new 2x A73 4x A53 configuration runs at respectively 2.0 and 1.6GHz, resulting in expected performance far ahead of the M5s’ MT6753 which only had A53 cores up to 1.3GHz. The GPU is a new Mali G71MP1 running up to a very high 1.2GHz, likely to compensate for the fact...

Windows Phone 7: The AnandTech Guide

Microsoft has been behaving rather strange these past few years. After spending much of 2006 in denial about the threat the iPhone posed, we're finally seeing the beginnings...

55 by Brian Klug on 3/21/2010

Windows Phone 7 Series at MIX10

Microsoft answered nearly all of the questions we had about Windows Phone 7 Series after Mobile World Congress at this year's MIX. 7 series is quickly shaping up to...

26 by Brian Klug on 3/16/2010

THX Certified HDTVs - Useful or Just Marketing?

THX is well known for its audio standards. But when you see THX on an HDTV panel, what does that mean? Loyd digs in to find out.

31 by Loyd Case on 3/6/2010

Windows Phone 7 Series Takeaway

Microsoft has finally unveiled its platform to return to feature competition in the smartphone space. Is it enough to hang with the likes of Android, iPhone OS and webOS?

40 by Brian Klug on 2/22/2010

The Apple iPad - Anand's Analysis

For not actually shipping a product, there's a lot to take in based on today's iPad announcement. We wrestle with available information to figure out where this thing...

155 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/27/2010

NVIDIA Introduces dual Cortex A9 based Tegra 2

NVIDIA's new SoC has a pair of ARM Cortex A9s on a single die. If you thought the A8 was fast, this is going to blow your mind.

55 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2010

XBMC & Broadcom Bring 1080p Decode Upgrade to ill-equipped netbooks, nettops, Apple TVs

Have $30? Thanks to the XBMC team and Broadcom you now have a way of upgrading your anemic netbook, nettop, AppleTV or Mac Mini to a HTPC capable...

54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/29/2009

Epic Demonstrates Unreal Engine 3 for the iPod Touch/iPhone 3GS

Preparing for the ultra mobile future, Epic Games showed us an exclusive demo of Unreal Engine 3 running on a 3rd generation iPod touch.

54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/22/2009

Anand's Thoughts on the Kindle 2 and Marvell Making Affordable eBook Readers

A couple of weeks ago Marvell announced its ARMADA line of custom ARM based SoCs. We have a little more detail on one of its members: the 166E...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/3/2009

Understanding the iPhone 3GS

The iPhone 3GS improves performance by leaps and bounds over its predecessor. Today, we go through its architecture and understand how.

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/7/2009

Lab Update: The Pre, Nokia and Intel, SSDs and More

I provide some brief looks into what's going on in my lab this week and next.

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/24/2009

The Palm Pre Review

When I first met Apple's iPhone, I was very impressed. Meet the first smartphone to impress me since.

94 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/19/2009

iPhone 3GS Performance: A Significant Performance Bump

What's the first thing I did with my new iPhone 3GS? Benchmarked it.

75 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/19/2009

Gigabyte GM-M8000 Mouse - A GHOST Story

We take a look at the top gaming mouse from Gigabyte and realize it might indeed be a real GHOST when it comes to gameplay.

44 by Gary Key on 6/15/2009

The iPhone 3GS Hardware Exposed & Analyzed

Two days ago Apple announced the iPhone 3GS. Today we talk about the hardware that makes it the fastest iPhone (and possibly smartphone) ever.

67 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/10/2009

Jasper Is Here: A Look at the New Xbox 360

We've finally got a Jasper in house, meaning we've also got die measurements, power consumption and more hardware details than we should have to provide about a closed box...

85 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/10/2008

Jasper Found in the Wild: 65nm Xbox 360s are Appearing

After entirely too long, Jasper has finally been discovered in the wild.

22 by Michael Andrawes on 11/28/2008

The Jasper Hunt Continues: Still Looking for the 65nm Xbox 360

So far, there has yet to be a confirmed Jasper sighting, despite a lot of false information. I don't have a lot of new info myself, but I did...

17 by Michael Andrawes on 10/24/2008

Jasper Hunting 101: Waiting for the 65nm Xbox 360

On the verge of buying a new Xbox 360? The first models to include a 65nm GPU and CPU are on their way. Their arrival is imminent...

43 by Michael Andrawes on 10/6/2008

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

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