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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 benchmarked: Tiny tablet packs a punch

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 benchmarked: Tiny tablet packs a punch

Samsung wasn't too keen on us benchmarking the Galaxy Note 8.0 back when it was announced on Sunday, but we couldn't resist stopping by here at Mobile World Congress to run some preliminary tests on the 8-inch Android tablet. The pen-enabled digital notepad runs a 1.6GHz quadcore A9 processor with 2GB of RAM, and so we had high hopes for Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Sure enough, the iPad mini rival put in a decent showing.

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HTC One benchmarks: off the charts

HTC One benchmarks: off the charts

This week we've had the opportunity to have a look at the new HTC One with not only a collection of hands-on experiences, but with processor benchmarking as well. Using the standard Quadrant Benchmark test here we're finding that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor is blowing up the charts, destroying the previous high-mark in the basic readout by more than double - those tiny towers on the left are what's left of the original HTC One X, the ASUS Transformer Prim TF201 (with a Tegra 3 processor), and some lesser beings. Even compared with the Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core SoC running on the Google Nexus 4 only reaches nearly 5000 as a final score in Quadrant - the HTC One reaches 12,417!

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Possible Verizon Galaxy S IV benchmark surfaces, shows 1.9GHz processor

Possible Verizon Galaxy S IV benchmark surfaces, shows 1.9GHz processor

Over on the Japanese blog RBMen, a benchmark has surfaced that may be the Verizon Galaxy S IV smartphone from Samsung. In the benchmark, we see a handful of specs, including a 1.9GHz processor and the brand "Samsung." Although not official, all the signs point at it being the next handset is the Korean company's wildly popular line of smartphones, following on the heels of the mega-selling Galaxy S III.

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Benchmarks appear for five new Samsung devices

Benchmarks appear for five new Samsung devices

GLBenchmarks for five new, unannounced Samsung devices have surfaced, including model GT-I9150/GT-I9152. Recently, benchmarks had surfaced for Samsung's GT-B9150, as well as several other devices. Four of the five new devices that have cropped up are Galaxy devices comprised of the Galaxy Pocket 2, the Galaxy Star, the Galaxy Young, and the Galaxy Frame, in addition to the GT-I9150.

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LG F240K smartphone shows up in GLBenchmark with 1080p display

LG F240K smartphone shows up in GLBenchmark with 1080p display

With the world currently going crazy over smartphones with high-definition displays, it's no wonder that manufacturers all want a slice of the high-end pie. We're seeing it with HTC's latest, the DROID DNA, and a new GLBenchmark listing suggests that it won't be long before LG has a 1080p smartphone of its own to offer consumers. Benchmarks for a new phone called the LG F240K have appeared, and if the results are anything to go on, this is going to be one nice smartphone.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Review

MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Review

Apple finally gave ambitious road-warriors with excellent vision the Retina MacBook Pro they'd been demanding, a 13-inch model to join the existing 15-inch Pro at the pinnacle of the company's mobile range. Promising the same eye-watering visuals with the sort of processing power the Pro line-up is known for, the 13-inch version also makes some concessions so as to slim down to suit more frequent travelers. Is this the perfect notebook for your bag? Read on for our full review.

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HTC One X+ benchmarked vs Jelly Bean Galaxy S III: Fight!

HTC One X+ benchmarked vs Jelly Bean Galaxy S III: Fight!

The new HTC One X+ has landed on the SlashGear test bench, and with HTC so especially proud of the performance tune-up its given its Android flagship, we were keen to see how it fared. Day-to-day speed we'll have to test awhile ahead of our full review, but some early benchmarks should help identify where the Tegra 3 smartphone has been particularly polished. Plus, with the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Samsung's unlocked Galaxy S III dropping in the UK just earlier today, it seemed rude not to run some comparative scores.

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EE LTE benchmarked: iPhone 5 gets super-fast in the UK

EE LTE benchmarked: iPhone 5 gets super-fast in the UK

UK 4G carrier EE has been flaunting its speeds again, and we couldn't resist stopping by to see how the iPhone 5 and other handsets perform on the new LTE network. Set to go live within a matter of weeks, EE - a combination of Orange and T-Mobile UK - promises to deliver the first taste of 4G speed to data-hungry Brits, and the numbers certainly are impressive: downloads nudging 60 Mbps and uploads of up to 18 Mbps.

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