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If you were like me and lost the little removal tool included with your Spigen Glas screen protector, you might be asking yourself, “how do I remove this extremely thin layer of glass glued to my display?” Well since you are here now, you want some answers right? The solution is actually quite simple–all you need is a very thin, relatively stiff piece of plastic: Not the easiest thing to procure I suppose, but if you don’t have a plastic business card, try folding over a few layers of packing tape and use the...

Well after 7+ months of usage, this is what’s left of the SGP Glas for the Samsung Galaxy S II: To the casual passerby, it appears my Galaxy S II’s display has been thoroughly mangled: Top left corner I must have dropped my phone as least a dozen times at this point. Normally I’ll do something like place the phone in my crotch while driving, forget that it’s there, and then upon exiting the car my dear Galaxy S II will go head-to-head with Mr. Pavement. Top right corner Bottom right corner Bottom left corner Alas,...

Last year the T-Mobile Galaxy S II had a leg up on AT&T’s variant courtesy of its Qualcomm chipset and T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network. This year, both variants will be running Qualcomm silicon to support their respective 4G networks. This time around however, AT&T will be utilizing 4G LTE for its data connection–can the T-Mobile Galaxy S III keep up? AT&T runs its 4G LTE and HSPA+ networks in parallel, defaulting to LTE where its available. According to the carrier, users can expect 4G LTE speeds to be around...

Samsung has been relatively prompt and punctual regarding their Android 4.0 updates, which is good news for Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note owners. The international version of the Galaxy S II received it’s update in March, and now we’ve managed to get our hands on the pre-release Android 4.0 update for the AT&T Galaxy Note. In addition to the new features that we’ve already seen in the Galaxy S II ICS update, the Galaxy Note gets a few new exclusive features. On-screen Cursor Samsung has added the option to show...

In preparation for the stateside Galaxy S III release, we decided to find out how much our Galaxy S IIs are worth and why. Caution: wall of text and charts! Differences between the 4 Galaxy S IIs One Name, Many Phones The Galaxy S II, like its predecessor the Galaxy S, launched in the U.S. with carrier specific models that, to varying degrees, reconfigured the internal and external specifications of the phone. The tricky thing about producing a phone for the world market is that telecommunication infrastructure is not uniform across...

We’ve previously written about Qualcomm’s S4 chipset and how its appearance in the U.S. versions of the Galaxy S III is not a downgrade from the Exynos Quad. Well here we have yet 1 more reason to laud the S4 as it shows its vastly improved efficiency over the previous generation of dual-core processors As you can see, Qulacomm is quite proud of their 28nm chipetset which will be featured in the new Galaxy S III. About 20 seconds in, you can see the tops of the 3 phones in this test: If you look closely at competitor B,...

I hate to say it, but it looks like Samsung pulled a page directly from Apple’s book and copied it word-for-word with regards to their Galaxy S III MHL adapter. If you aren’t familiar with the MHL concept, it stands for Mobile High-Definition Link, and is used to output HDMI video signal via microUSB port. Samsung first released an MHL adapter for the Galaxy S II but it looks like those old ones won’t work with the Galaxy S III due to Samsung’s purposeful rearrangement of the port’s pins. Before we jump to...

It’s always funny when you talk to a salesperson and know more about the subject than they do. It’s even funnier when they are having to read a canned script such as the one that HTC’s sales team has put together in response to the release of the Galaxy S III. The Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X are the top two contenders in the bout for the title of best smartphone. As of the previous year, Samsung’s Galaxy S II handily beat down HTC’s Sensation and bested all other Android phones with its powerful...

Samsung’s Exynos SoC was a huge hit last year due to its success in the HSPA+ variants of the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note. The chipsets Mali-400 GPU bested every other competitor and set the standard for graphical performance, which is why it was disappointing (especially in the enthusiast community), to see the usage of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC in the T-Mobile Galaxy S II, as well as the AT&T Galaxy Note and Skyrocket. The reasoning behind this was due to Qualcomm’s support of higher data speed radios (read: LTE),...

The Galaxy Note is one of Samsung’s premier devices, garnering coveted ad-space in the Super Bowl and leading the charge into 5-inch plus sized displays. One interesting note that should be mentioned is, like some other Samsung devices, the Galaxy Note comes in multiple flavors, and I’m not referring to color choices. The U.S., AT&T version of the Galaxy Note is a LTE device, which is paired with a Qualcomm Snapdrogn SoC due to its on-die LTE chip. This is all good and dandy except for the fact that the Exynos CPU and...