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  1. It's finally happened. Samsung yesterday launched the much-leaked Galaxy Note 8. Is this just a bigger S8; is it worth the wait; will it's battery explode? Samsung's press release is below, which in some ways answers those all-important questions. I'll summarise for those who can't really be bothered reading the whole thing: Is it just a bigger Galaxy S8? Yes, of course it is. But it's also "so much more" ... Is it worth the wait? That depends. Are you a Note fan who's still using their Note 4? (the Note 5 never officially made it to the UK; the Note 6 didn't exist; and the Note 7 ... well...) If you are still using your Note 4, then yes, this probably is worth the wait. Whether it's worth the £850 Samsung are asking is another issue though... Will it's battery explode? Samsung really, really, seriously, really, hope not! View full news
  2. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched

    Samsung's press release is below, which in some ways answers those all-important questions. I'll summarise for those who can't really be bothered reading the whole thing: Is it just a bigger Galaxy S8? Yes, of course it is. But it's also "so much more" ... Is it worth the wait? That depends. Are you a Note fan who's still using their Note 4? (the Note 5 never officially made it to the UK; the Note 6 didn't exist; and the Note 7 ... well...) If you are still using your Note 4, then yes, this probably is worth the wait. Whether it's worth the £850 Samsung are asking is another issue though... Will it's battery explode? Samsung really, really, seriously, really, hope not!
  3. Insider Preview build 16241

    The short answer is... not a lot of note. There are improvements to "Acrylic Material" (Micorosoft's new name for semi-transparency in the Windows UI), which make things slightly easier to live with, plus updates for Task Manager and Mixed Reality. However, the biggest changes this week relate to Delivery Optimisation. Microsoft are really going to town on this feature (to recap, this is where your PC can download updates from other Windows PCs on your LAN, or on the 'net if you allow, and equally act as a streaming host to other PCs, a-la P2P networks) and in this build have added a whole skew of controlls allowing you to choose how much bandwith should be available to Delivery Optimisation; to view your download and upload statistics, plus many other tweaks and settings for these features. There's also now a Windows Store item for installing Ubuntu on your Windows PC. I shit you not; MS are really into this Linux on Windows thing now, and reckon you should use their store *nix builds (other distributions are coming soon apparently) rather than trying to do the install yourself. It's actually quite a clever idea, as it keeps the uber-geeks happy that they can stare at a badly scaled text interface, while keeping the sysadmins happy that they're still supporting Windows as the underlying OS. Full release notes are avaialable here: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/07/13/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16241-pc-build-15230-mobile/#xMd5rXKSEdcpxrRq.97
  4. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Thread

    Thought I'd kick off the thread with a sneak peak
  5. Has LG missed a trick?

    With Samsung out of the picture, LG rightly stole most of the press attention at MWC with the launch of their G6 handset, which, in the most part, is a very nice piece of kit. However, in order to fully capitalise on Samsung's delay, they needed to do one thing, do it well, and do it quickly... Get the phone into the hands of users before Samsung launched the S8. ... they didn't. At the time of writing (after Samsung have launched the S8, *and* anounced it's worldwide availability), we still don't know when a large number of key markets, including Europe, are going to get the G6 (and only in Korea is the phone currently available, leading to a huge number of grey import sales). Epic fail! The Samsung phone bests the LG phone in most ways, apart from ergonomics and the lovely Quad-DAC audio chipset in the Asia-only version of the G6. However, consumers are a fickle bunch, and if they could have gotten the G6 faster, before they knew when they'd have to stump up almost £700 for Samsung's latest, they would have forgone Quad-DAC and Wireless Charging (only available on US G6s), to have the latest phone in their hands. Overall, this is a massive mistake for LG. They had the world eating out of their palm and they missed it. Maybe they couldn't ramp production quickly enough, but if that were the case they should have run a pre-order system like Samsung and Apple do to keep the buzz going. If production quantities were not the issue and maybe the phone's variant models were the issue, LG should have scraped all that this-feature, that-feature crap and given the whole world the same phone, like Samsung do.* They didn't do that either. All I can say is... oops! *Samsung and others vary the frequencies in use for LTE and on some handsets add CDMA support, but mostly their specs stay the same for all world handsets. LG produce 3, 4 or 5 physically different variants of a phone, some missing feature A, some feature B etc.
  6. Comparing phones always a somewhat emotive opinion on the part of the person doing the comparison, so I have tried to keep this one based upon facts rather than feelings. Some may argue with some of the decissions and some may need explaination. For example, the S8 wins the screen category purely because it has the highest ppi (pixels per inch) rating; screen size has been ignored; and the G6 wins the rear camera category because the dual lens feature allows for more flexibility, even if the S8 / S8+ camera has a slightly better f stop rating. (the winning phone in each category is shown in dark green and gains 2 points. Where no obvious winner exists, or where the size of the S8+ is a contributing factor, "highly commended" scores are in light green and gain 1 point) Feature LG G6 Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8+ Construction Candybar, aluminium & glass Candybar, aluminium & glass Candybar, aluminium & glass Size 148.9mm x 71.9mm x 7.9mm 148.9mm x 68.1mm x 8.0mm 159.5mm x 73.4mm x 8.1mm Weight 163g 155g 173g Screen 5.7" 2880x1440 564ppi 5.8" 2960x1440 570ppi 6.2" 2960x1440 529ppi Battery 3300 mAh 3000 mAh 3500 mAh Processor Snapdraggon 821 Exynos OctaCore Exynos OctaCore RAM 4GB 4GB 4GB Storage 32GB + MicroSD 64GB + MicroSD 64GB + MicroSD Camera (rear) Dual 13Mpix f/2.4 (125deg) & f/1.8 (71deg), IOS, HDR10, AssistedZoom 12Mpix f/1.7 "dual pixel" IOS 12Mpix f/1.7 "dual pixel" IOS Camera (front) 5Mpix f/2.2 IOS 8Mpix f/1.7 IOS 8Mpix f/1.7 IOS Connectivity 3G, 4G, LTE 600Mb, WiFi AC, NFC, GPS, Bt 4.1, USB 3.1 3G, 4G, LTE 1000Mb, WiFi AC, NFC, GPS, Bt 5.0, USB 3.1 3G, 4G, LTE 1000Mb, WiFi AC, NFC, GPS, Bt 5.0, USB 3.1 Android version Android 7.0 Android 7.0 Android 7.0 Fingerprint Sensor Yes, rear (middle) Yes, rear (left) Yes, rear (left) Protection Waterproof (IP68), Shockproof Waterproof (IP68) Waterproof (IP68) Charging QuickCharge 3.0 QuickCharge 3.0, Wireless Charging QuickCharge 3.0, Wireless Charging Price £ 649 £ 689 £ 779 Availability 27th April 2017 20th April 2017(pre-order delivery) 20th April 2017 (pre-order delivery) Total points 14 18 17 The table speaks for itself, with the highest score, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the winner, narrowly beating it's larger brother, the Samsung Galaxy S8+.
  7. Samsung Galaxy S8 Launched

    We already know the spec of these phones, but I'll run over it again for clarity. I've got to be honest, these are the best spec'd phones on the market at the moment. Format: Candybar; non-modular aluminium sides & glass front & back construction Screen: 5.8" QHD+ 2960x1440 570ppi (S8), 6.2" QHD+ 2960x1440 529ppi (S8+) Size: 148.9mm long x 68.1mm wide x 8.0mm deep (S8), 159.5mm long x 73.4mm wide x 8.1mm deep (S8+) Weight: 155g (S8), 173g (S8+) Battery: (non-removable) 3000 mAh (S8), 3500 mAh (S8+) Processor: Exynos Octa-core (most markets), Qualcomm SnapDragon 835 (US market) Cameras (main): Dual-pixel 12MP camera (F1.7), supporting IOS, Camera (front): 8MP (F1.7) RAM: 4GB Storage: 64GB UFS2.0 internal storage, plus MicroSD slot Conectivity: 3G, 4G, LTE (600Mb download), WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.1 Android version: Nougat 7.0. Samsung Experience 8.0 Colours: Black, Grey, Blue, Pink (with more to come) Fingerprint sensor: Rear, to the side of the camera (right hand side when the screen is face down) Waterproofing: IP68 dust and waterproofing Charging: Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 and Wireless charging Cost: £689 (S8), £779 (S8+) Availability: UK release on 28th April. Pre-orders shipped on 20th April if ordered before 19th That cost, it's huge! Samsung really are trying to copy Apple here...
  8. The demise of 3D televisions

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38778244 I never knew Samsung had stopped production of 3D televisions. Sony and LG to follow. I was always terribly cynical of 3D in general, especially at home but our Samsung UE55H7000 is brilliant for 3D with the active glasses. The Martian, Avatar and the adventures of Tin Tin are all must sees in 3D. I can see why it never caught on however with the right TV it really does work well.
  9. Samsung Galaxy S8 Launch

    Confirmed launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S8
  10. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 thread

    Some rumours here :http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/mobile-phones/1403047/samsung-galaxy-note-5-release-date-price-specs-rumours-full-specs-leaked Looks like no SD slot or removable battery. Good luck Samsung .....
  11. Following on from yesterday's Unpacked event, Samsung had a further press conference today which looked at it's other products. In a very packed room, we got to see what else Samsung had on their minds.. 4K Ultra HD Curved Televisions were very much on their mind. Samsung were keen to remind us about how they've helped first create the UHD market, then the curved TV market, and now the curved UHD market of television. We were told how people respond better to curved images, and how nature isn't flat, and so people feel better by watching a curved screen. So much in fact, that half of Samsung's UHD sets sold, are curved ones. People seem to like it, although we've not spent much significant time with one to decide if we agree. Samsung have created 16 curved sets which range from 48" to a massive 105"! They also create a curved soundbar to match these televisions. One curiosity was a bendable screen which could be viewed either flat or curved. I was left with one question. Why? If curved is better, who'd want to watch a flat screen? Away from televisions, Samsung have also launched an impressive Chef Collection of kitchen appliances which include a fridge, oven and dishwasher. These are smart aspirational appliances which focus on precision control. The oven for example inject moist air so that food doesn't dry whilst cooking! Other interesting devices included the Blue Crystal Washing Machine which focusses on making it easier to put in, and take out your laundry through a clever door mechanism, and also the Powerbot vacuum cleaner which takes robotic vacuums to the next level. We even got a brief demonstration. Click here to view the news
  12. . 4K Ultra HD Curved Televisions were very much on their mind. Samsung were keen to remind us about how they've helped first create the UHD market, then the curved TV market, and now the curved UHD market of television. We were told how people respond better to curved images, and how nature isn't flat, and so people feel better by watching a curved screen. So much in fact, that half of Samsung's UHD sets sold, are curved ones. People seem to like it, although we've not spent much significant time with one to decide if we agree. Samsung have created 16 curved sets which range from 48" to a massive 105"! They also create a curved soundbar to match these televisions. One curiosity was a bendable screen which could be viewed either flat or curved. I was left with one question. Why? If curved is better, who'd want to watch a flat screen? Away from televisions, Samsung have also launched an impressive Chef Collection of kitchen appliances which include a fridge, oven and dishwasher. These are smart aspirational appliances which focus on precision control. The oven for example inject moist air so that food doesn't dry whilst cooking! Other interesting devices included the Blue Crystal Washing Machine which focusses on making it easier to put in, and take out your laundry through a clever door mechanism, and also the Powerbot vacuum cleaner which takes robotic vacuums to the next level. We even got a brief demonstration.
  13. Episode 1 of Samsung Unpacked was in Barcelona back in February when they unveiled the Galaxy S4 and new Gear smartwatches. This time round, a lot had been leaked before hand, but it was still interesting to see what Samsung had up their sleeves.Over a 1000 people were packed in to see the even in a theatre in central Berlin, and this time it wasn't a mad crush to get it, and things went smoothly getting everyone into the auditorium. The show followed the customary pattern of Samsung President of Electronics, DJ Lee, giving the big announcements, and then senior Samsung bods and a 'celebrity' going into the details. It was quite cheesy at times, and the some of the 'jokes' were nauseating, as was the dramatic drum rolls for each new product announcement, but anyway! The show was themed around the Note 4, and there were lots of sketch motifs running throughout. Samsung introduced 4 new products: Note 4, Note Edge, Gear S and Gear VR. I'll go into each separately. Note 4 A quick speck checklist, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage (only up to 64GB), 5.7" super AMOLED 2560x1440 display, 16mp OIS rear camera, 3.7mp front camera, 176g, 3220mah battery. That's the top line, but there's a lot more to it than that. To start with, there's the styling. Samsung has been getting a lot of stick for it's use of plastics. They haven't abandoned them. The rear is still plastic faux leather (without stitching), but there's a metal frame around the edges now and a slight curve to the glass, which helps to create a more premium feel. It feels very solid in fact, and a little heavy if I'm honest, but there's no pleasing people! I The rear camera has also had a major upgrade by incorporating Optical Image Stabilisation, opposed to digital stabilisation in previous versions, and the front camera not only has a brighter lens, but can also now be triggered by using the heart sensor on the rear of the phone. Not only that, but they've introduced a new panoramic selfie mode for those whose friends / egos all can't fit into a standard picture. As this is a Note, a lot of improvements have also gone into the note taking element of the phone. Screen pressure is now twice as sensitive, and it can notice subtler changes in pen strokes now, but also it's now easier to select multiple texts / images etc, cut/paste and create new notes. The Note app has also had a bit of an overhaul, and quite a cool new feature included taking information from a photo (such as a teacher's blackboard), removing the tilt, and extracting the information, to help create detailed notes of lectures/meetings. How well this works in reality has to be tested though. The phone also takes advantage of the fact it has 3 built in microphones, which help noise reduction, but also mean that it can be used for recording minutes to meetings and separating the audio for up to eight different speakers! Now if only it included dictation software.... Battery life has apparently improved slightly, despite the the bigger, 4k screen, but it can also charge back up to 50% within about 30 minutes, and of course it has lots of power saving modes. There's a whole load of new cases for it in every style imaginable, and of course the obligatory Swarovski one, but there's also a new partnership with Mont Blanc which I thought was a gimmick at first. They've introduced two pens, and having used them, if you're serious about note taking on your Note, I really do recommend them. They're far nicer to hold, and do write better than the S-Pen. There's also lots of 'freebies' included, such as 50GB Dropbox, and it comes out in October. Note Edge The announcement of this got a big whoop from the audience. It's basically a Note 4 with a bit of screen going round on the right side. As some have noted, this might discriminate against left handers, but it looks quite cool. I didn't get any hands on time with one, but the rounded edge is used in a variety of ways. It can act as an app drawer, notification bar, measuring tape (!), slide controller, menu bar. It also has it's own range of cases, but curiously don't protect the 'edge' bit. It does seem a bit of a niche product, and I wonder how comfortable it will be to hold. There's no news on price or release date yet. Gear S This isn't an Androidwear smartwatch, but Samsung's latest attempt to use Tizen again. This time it comes with it's own 3G connection and needs it's own sim. Networks must be foaming at the mouth about this needing it's own data connection, but it does free you to use this without being tethered to a mobile. On the downside, Samsung still insist you buy one of the latest Galaxy range to set up the Gear S, or apply updates. Although this comes with a 2" curved screen, it's no looker. Not even the Swarovski wrist band could make this sow's ear into a silk purse. Bizarrely, it also has an on screen keyboard to write emails etc and you can make voice calls on it. It has the usual gamut of Samsung Health apps and coaching and a full range of sensors. Whilst interesting in Samsung's persistence, I'm not at all excited by it coming out in October, I don't really care what the price will be. Samsung need some serious product design lessons for this. Gear VR Now this was a pleasant surprise. Not because it hadn't been trailed before, but because I got to use it and was impressed. It's a comfortable Virtual Reality Headset, which you slip your Note 4 into to create the display. It recreates a giant screen infront of you. This has been made in conjunction with Oculus, and they've put a lot of work into making it feel as natural as possible, and responsive to movements. The headset has it's own motion sensors in it to make it more powerful, and the super-AMOLED screen means that it has a quick refresh rate to help reduce motion blur. On the down side, because there's a lot of processing going on, they've had to downgrade the resolution of the images, so they're below HD, but very impressive nonetheless. I was very sceptical about this, and even though I couldn't use this whilst wearing glasses, I was won over by it. Oculus did make it clear that this is very much a first generation device, but it is exciting to see what could be done with such an immersive experience. Samsung are already working with lots of companies to create more uses for it. Click here to view the news
  14. Samsung Unpacked 2014 Episode 2

    Over a 1000 people were packed in to see the even in a theatre in central Berlin, and this time it wasn't a mad crush to get it, and things went smoothly getting everyone into the auditorium. The show followed the customary pattern of Samsung President of Electronics, DJ Lee, giving the big announcements, and then senior Samsung bods and a 'celebrity' going into the details. It was quite cheesy at times, and the some of the 'jokes' were nauseating, as was the dramatic drum rolls for each new product announcement, but anyway! The show was themed around the Note 4, and there were lots of sketch motifs running throughout. Samsung introduced 4 new products: Note 4, Note Edge, Gear S and Gear VR. I'll go into each separately. Note 4 A quick speck checklist, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage (only up to 64GB), 5.7" super AMOLED 2560x1440 display, 16mp OIS rear camera, 3.7mp front camera, 176g, 3220mah battery. That's the top line, but there's a lot more to it than that. To start with, there's the styling. Samsung has been getting a lot of stick for it's use of plastics. They haven't abandoned them. The rear is still plastic faux leather (without stitching), but there's a metal frame around the edges now and a slight curve to the glass, which helps to create a more premium feel. It feels very solid in fact, and a little heavy if I'm honest, but there's no pleasing people! I The rear camera has also had a major upgrade by incorporating Optical Image Stabilisation, opposed to digital stabilisation in previous versions, and the front camera not only has a brighter lens, but can also now be triggered by using the heart sensor on the rear of the phone. Not only that, but they've introduced a new panoramic selfie mode for those whose friends / egos all can't fit into a standard picture. As this is a Note, a lot of improvements have also gone into the note taking element of the phone. Screen pressure is now twice as sensitive, and it can notice subtler changes in pen strokes now, but also it's now easier to select multiple texts / images etc, cut/paste and create new notes. The Note app has also had a bit of an overhaul, and quite a cool new feature included taking information from a photo (such as a teacher's blackboard), removing the tilt, and extracting the information, to help create detailed notes of lectures/meetings. How well this works in reality has to be tested though. The phone also takes advantage of the fact it has 3 built in microphones, which help noise reduction, but also mean that it can be used for recording minutes to meetings and separating the audio for up to eight different speakers! Now if only it included dictation software.... Battery life has apparently improved slightly, despite the the bigger, 4k screen, but it can also charge back up to 50% within about 30 minutes, and of course it has lots of power saving modes. There's a whole load of new cases for it in every style imaginable, and of course the obligatory Swarovski one, but there's also a new partnership with Mont Blanc which I thought was a gimmick at first. They've introduced two pens, and having used them, if you're serious about note taking on your Note, I really do recommend them. They're far nicer to hold, and do write better than the S-Pen. There's also lots of 'freebies' included, such as 50GB Dropbox, and it comes out in October. Note Edge The announcement of this got a big whoop from the audience. It's basically a Note 4 with a bit of screen going round on the right side. As some have noted, this might discriminate against left handers, but it looks quite cool. I didn't get any hands on time with one, but the rounded edge is used in a variety of ways. It can act as an app drawer, notification bar, measuring tape (!), slide controller, menu bar. It also has it's own range of cases, but curiously don't protect the 'edge' bit. It does seem a bit of a niche product, and I wonder how comfortable it will be to hold. There's no news on price or release date yet. Gear S This isn't an Androidwear smartwatch, but Samsung's latest attempt to use Tizen again. This time it comes with it's own 3G connection and needs it's own sim. Networks must be foaming at the mouth about this needing it's own data connection, but it does free you to use this without being tethered to a mobile. On the downside, Samsung still insist you buy one of the latest Galaxy range to set up the Gear S, or apply updates. Although this comes with a 2" curved screen, it's no looker. Not even the Swarovski wrist band could make this sow's ear into a silk purse. Bizarrely, it also has an on screen keyboard to write emails etc and you can make voice calls on it. It has the usual gamut of Samsung Health apps and coaching and a full range of sensors. Whilst interesting in Samsung's persistence, I'm not at all excited by it coming out in October, I don't really care what the price will be. Samsung need some serious product design lessons for this. Gear VR Now this was a pleasant surprise. Not because it hadn't been trailed before, but because I got to use it and was impressed. It's a comfortable Virtual Reality Headset, which you slip your Note 4 into to create the display. It recreates a giant screen infront of you. This has been made in conjunction with Oculus, and they've put a lot of work into making it feel as natural as possible, and responsive to movements. The headset has it's own motion sensors in it to make it more powerful, and the super-AMOLED screen means that it has a quick refresh rate to help reduce motion blur. On the down side, because there's a lot of processing going on, they've had to downgrade the resolution of the images, so they're below HD, but very impressive nonetheless. I was very sceptical about this, and even though I couldn't use this whilst wearing glasses, I was won over by it. Oculus did make it clear that this is very much a first generation device, but it is exciting to see what could be done with such an immersive experience. Samsung are already working with lots of companies to create more uses for it.
  15. Although it's due to be launched on 4th September, it looks like we've got our first picture. It looks like Venture Beat got quite a scoop. Although it looks interesting, there's some serious problems such as size, looks and battery life.
  16. With rumours of a Pro 12" iPad constantly circulating, Samsung have decided to preempt Apple's launch by launching their own Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro 12.2" tablets.Looking decidedly not that portable, these tablets looks like they're more likely to be used on a desk and used collaboratively between multiple users. Running Android 4.4, these 750g tablets will also come with wifi and the option for expandable memory and 4G. What disappoints most is the lack of more thought through keyboard dock and resolution of 2560 x 1600 (247ppi) making this feel sub-optimal. The Note Pro comes with a stylus and Samsung's excellent adapted software, whilst the Tab Pro will miss these additional features. We're sure that someone will find these very handy, but can't help wonder if Apple will make a similar device more desirable. Click here to view the news
  17. Looking decidedly not that portable, these tablets looks like they're more likely to be used on a desk and used collaboratively between multiple users. Running Android 4.4, these 750g tablets will also come with wifi and the option for expandable memory and 4G. What disappoints most is the lack of more thought through keyboard dock and resolution of 2560 x 1600 (247ppi) making this feel sub-optimal. The Note Pro comes with a stylus and Samsung's excellent adapted software, whilst the Tab Pro will miss these additional features. We're sure that someone will find these very handy, but can't help wonder if Apple will make a similar device more desirable.
  18. Hands up?

    If you either have a (white) Samsung Galaxy SIII or a Mega. I have mystery (original - natch) accessories for you! Simply send me a PM with your mailing address. David
  19. Which? Magazine is well known for it's independent tests, so it was of great interest to see which smartphones came out on top for battery life, given how so many people complain that they struggle to get through the day without having to top up their phones. Samsung must be feeling pretty smug right now, whilst Apple must be feeling that the test wasn't done correctly. It seems that if battery life is your key concern, then the Samsung Galaxy S4 should be your first choice. We do add a bit of caution to the result though from our own completely non-scientific experience, where we find that all the phones there do seem to last much of a muchness, (give or take a couple of hours) during the day, and perhaps pure call usage, or data usage is too simple a summary of how long a phone will last you in day to day usage. I get at least 24 hours usage from all the recent top end phones I've used. It still makes for an interesting read none the less. Source Click here to view the news
  20. Samsung must be feeling pretty smug right now, whilst Apple must be feeling that the test wasn't done correctly. It seems that if battery life is your key concern, then the Samsung Galaxy S4 should be your first choice. We do add a bit of caution to the result though from our own completely non-scientific experience, where we find that all the phones there do seem to last much of a muchness, (give or take a couple of hours) during the day, and perhaps pure call usage, or data usage is too simple a summary of how long a phone will last you in day to day usage. I get at least 24 hours usage from all the recent top end phones I've used. It still makes for an interesting read none the less. Source
  21. Bristol outfit Gamebench have come up with a new way to prevent manufacturers from 'optimising' their products to work with current benchmark tools. Most benchmark tools take a snapshot of a phone's performance, but Gamebench propose to test a phone over a longer period of time, over a number of popular games to test the average performance of a handset over a period of time. It will merge the results for frame rate and battery drainage to come up with an overall score. This way, buyers will hopefully get a more realistic idea of what phones are capable, rather than the current batch of 'gamed' scores. More info