Galaxy S4 mini Review

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If Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is more phone than you think you need, the electronics giant has just offered up the smaller, more midrange — and surely cheaper — Galaxy S4 Mini.

Like a decaffeinated beverage, Samsung is hoping to give its lighter smartphone much of the same taste with just a little less oomph. Although the Mini has stepped-down specs compared to its flagship family, like a lower-resolution screen and an 8-megapixel camera instead of a 13-megapixel shooter, it’s no slouch when it comes to the Galaxy S4’s core features, like a built-in TV remote control.

As with the Galaxy S3 Mini that came before, this version is aimed more at the mass market. The mini plays the role of the lower price option compared tp the marquee Galaxy S4, but without sacrificing some of the superphone’s more defining features.

The CNET crew will first get our hands on the smaller smartphone in London at the June 20 launch event, and we’ll have more thoughts to share when we do. Until then, here’s what we know about the phone, and how it should stack up against the original Galaxy S4.

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Backup Blu-ray DVD ISO/IFO image to Galaxy S4

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An ISO image is an archive file of an optical disc, a type of disk image composed of the data contents of every written sector of an optical disc, including the optical disc file system.ISO image files usually have a file extension of .iso. The name ISO is taken from the ISO 9660 file system used with CD-ROM media, but what is known as an ISO image might also contain a UDF (ISO/IEC 13346) file system (commonly used by DVDs and Blu-ray Discs).

Meanwhile, there is another image file, the IFO image. When you backup your Blu-ray or DVD discs on your computer, you may get these image files. Maybe you wondered can I download Blu-ray DVD ISO/IFO to Galaxy S4, now if you want to play image movies on Galaxy S4, you need to convert IFO/ISO videos to Galaxy S4 MP4 format. Here are some tips for you and you will know how to put/watch Blu-ray DVD IFO/ISO movies on Galaxy S4 phone.

1. Download Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper, this software is a great Galaxy S4 Blu-ray converter, which can rip and convert Blu-ray DVD IFO/ISO to mp4 format. MP4 format is supported perfectly by Galaxy S4.
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Difference between 1080i and 1080p

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There still seems to be some confusion about the difference between 1080i and 1080p. Both are 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution. Both have 2,073,600 pixels. From one perspective, 1080i is actually greater than Blu-ray. And, you can’t even get a full 1080p/60 source other than a PC, camcorder, or some still cameras that shoot video.

True, 1080i and 1080p aren’t the same thing, but they are the same resolution. Let the argument commence…

1080i and 720p
Because our TV world is based around 60Hz, and because there’s a limit to how much resolution could be transmitted over the air (because of bandwidth and MPEG compression), the two main HDTV resolutions are 1080i and 720p. Let’s start with 720p, as it’s the easier to understand.

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Encode Movies for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and Galaxy S4

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Samsung android devices support WMV9, WMV7, WMV8, H.264, MPEG4, Xvid, DivX, H.263, and VP8 video codecs. If your movie isn’t already in one of the supported formats or it’s still on a DVD or Blu-ray, you’ll need to encode/re-encode it first. As this post is titled, this article is mainly talking about how to get movies onto Samsung tablets, smartphones for playing, in which, i will give you the full information you need to put Blu-ray, DVD, 1080p 720p video files on Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Tab 3 etc.

Solutions for watching movies on Galaxy Tab 3

Your DVD and even Blu-ray Disc collections can also be ripped to Galaxy Tab 3. If you need convert both HD video and discs (BD and DVD), the money-saving bundle Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate is the best choice. Learn how to.

Possibly, you just want to backup or copy your Blu-ray DVD movies to Galaxy Tab 3. The Blu-ray ripping tool is just enough. Try the Blu-ray Ripper and follow the guide to do the Blu-ray conversion.

Solutions for watching movies on Galaxy S4

If you store lots of Blu-ray/DVD discs in your home, it’s really a good idea to backup them on your Galaxy S4, in addition, your 1080p 720p video files are also good for streaming to the phone, thus, wherever you go, you can enjoy funny or favourite  videos as you wish. Read this article carefully to easily make it.

Copy/add/stream music, pictures, videos, and documents to your Samsung devices:

There are 3 ways that you can easily add music, pictures, videos, and documents to your Samsung Tab 3 or Galaxy S4.

*Using the USB data cable.
*Using Samsung Kies.
*Using Windows Media Player

If you have issues to stream media files to your Samsung devices, there must be something wrong during the process. Here is a full guide about this, read it carefully. Learn how to.

 

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Ace 3 exposure

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Russian site recently leaked Samsung’s upcoming two new tablets, Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Ace 3, these two products will launch in next month’s London conference. From the naming point of view, Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is new product of Tab 3 series, use the 10.1-inch screen. Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 product number is GT-P5200, wifi version of the model corresponding model is the GT-P5210.

The specific configuration, Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 10.1-inch 1280 × 800 pixel screen, running Android 4.2 system, dual-core 1.6GHz processor, 1G memory, 16G/32G storage space and supports SD card expansion. In addition, also equipped with a 13 million pixel rear camera and 300-megapixel front camera, and 6800 mAh lithium battery.

Another product, the Galaxy Ace 3 (GT-S7270) is a four-inch flat-panel products, using 800 × 480 pixel resolution screen. Other hardware specifications, configure dual-core 1GHz processor, built-in 1G memory and 4G storage space, 5 million pixel camera, 1500 mAh battery.

From the specification point of view, Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Ace 3 are taking the civilian route, selling price, believe it will not be too high.

Galaxy Ace 3

  • 4” 800x480px TFT display
  • 1 GHz dual-core CPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Android Jelly Bean OS
  • 4GB of built-in memory, microSD card support
  • 5 megapixel rear, 0.3mpx front camera
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • Size: 121.2×62.7×9.8mm

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

  • 10.1” 1280x800px display
  • 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB of built-in memory, microSD support
  • 3 megapixel rear, 1.3 megapixel front cameras
  • 6800 mAh battery
  • Size: 243.1 ? 176.1 ? 7.95mm
  • Weight: 510gr

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Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5: Design and build

We now know the Galaxy S4 looks quite similar to the Galaxy S3 in design so therefore can’t really be mistaken for the iPhone 5. We’ll let you decide which you think is more attractive since it’s down to personal taste.

What is worth pointing out is that the Galaxy S4 uses a largely plastic build with a removable cover while the iPhone 5 is made from glass and aluminium. This is the key difference for us and where the iPhone 5 comes out distinctly on top.

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Blu-ray ripping for Galaxy Tab 3 with optional subtitle and language

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Some people expected a Blu-ray Ripper because they want to rip their collection of blu-rays in another format to use on the Galaxy Tab 3. By reading this article about how to stream Blu-ray DVD HD video to Galaxy Tab 3, you can easily make it. But, for people who just need to handle Blu-ray DVD movies, Blu-ray ripping software is enough.

Perhaps, you have found that a Blu-ray movie contains multiple subtitles and audio tracks. And many people want to watch Blu-ray movies on Galaxy Tab 3 with they preferred subtitle and audio track. Here, this article must be useful for you. In which, i will give you a perfect solution to rip Blu-ray movies for Galaxy Tab 3 in subtitle and audio track you want.

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How to: Stream Blu-ray/DVD/HD movie file to Galaxy S4 for playing smoothly

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The Galaxy S4 looks something like a cross between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2. It comes in ‘black mist’ and ‘white frost’ colours which look pretty standard but still stylish. It has 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display that has 441ppi. This maybe a great highlight to attract more people spending money on it. I believe that you have learned enough information about the most powerful android smartphone. Here i won’t talk more about it. This article is written for movie lovers, easpecially for who like watching movies on smartphone.

If you store lots of Blu-ray/DVD discs in your home, it’s really a good idea to backup them on your Galaxy S4, in addition, your 1080p 720p video files are also good for streaming to the phone, thus, wherever you go, you can enjoy funny or favourite  videos as you wish. The following guide must be useful for you. Which supply a perfect solution to put Blu-ray/DVD/HD movies on Galaxy S4. Below is the details:

Required Software:

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

It’s the best tool to help you complete the conversion from Blu-ray movies, DVDs and videos to Samsung Galaxy S4 optimized videos. With GPU encoding (Nvidia CUDA/AMD APP) and optimized audio and video in sync technology, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate finishes conversion at super high speed and perfect av sync. See also: Top 5 Best Video Converter Ultimate Programs Reviewed |2013

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3 ways to Transfer media files ( music or video) to Samsung Galaxy S4

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It’s natural idea to transfer media files stored on PC to your Galaxy S4, or transfer Galaxy S4 files to PC. But, do you know how to do it? There are various ways you can transfer video and audio files to your Galaxy S4. In this article, I’m going to show you the 3 most common methods.

The first method:

Transfer music and video files from PC via USB cable.

  1. Connect your Galaxy S4 to your PC using the USB data cable.
  2. On your phone, a USB icon will appear in the top Notification bar. Drag the notification bar downwards and then tap on the Connected as a media device.
  3. On the USB PC connection screen, ensure the Media device (MTP) checkbox is ticked. Now, you’re ready to transfer files between your PC and phone.
  4. Open up your PC Windows Explorer, and you should see your Galaxy S4 shows up as a removable disk.
  5. Access the phone storage via Windows Explorer. Here, you should see the Video and Music folders.
  6. Simply drag/copy-and-paste your music or video files from your computer to the respective folders. On your Galaxy S4, the music and video players will automatically recognize the files.
  7. Alternatively, you can create a new folder in your phone storage or external memory card to store these files. The Galaxy S4 will scan storage and list them accordingly on the music and video players automatically.

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Top 10 Samsung Galaxy S4 Great Hidden Features

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Many of the best Galaxy S4 features are hidden deep in menus and behind settings that even experienced users wouldn’t tap on. This Galaxy S4 guide will show you how to get more out of the Galaxy S4 without buying any Galaxy S4 accessories or spending money on Galaxy S4 apps.

These hidden Galaxy S4 features aren’t tucked away behind a secret button combination, but thanks to the way Samsung sets up the menu, many of them are hidden behind toggles and hidden deep in the settings. Many users could spend a year with the Galaxy S4 without finding half of these settings, so we’ve dug deep to pick our favorite settings so you can enjoy the Galaxy S4 more right now.

There is no need to root the Galaxy S4 or install a custom ROM to access any of these functions, though users can root the Galaxy S4 for access to other features and apps if they want to.

These Samsung Galaxy S4 hidden features are available on all versions of the device, though there may be some small differences in functionality.

Here are 25 hard to find Galaxy S4 features the Gotta Be Mobile team uncovered after using the Galaxy S4 extensively for the last month.

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