Daily Archives: November 30, 2012

How To Enable Voice Controls On Samsung Galaxy S3

When we did the 50 Reasons Why The Galaxy S3 Is Better Than The iPhone 5 video, a lot of you asked about the voice controls for apps on the Galaxy S3 and how to enable them. Well, instead of responding to each individual comment we decided to write this quick article showing you exactly how to do it. You can watch the video or just skip to the written instructions below:

  1. Go to the Settings option (press menu>settings from the home screen).
  2. Go to Language & Input.
  3. Find “Voice CMD for Apps” and flip the switch to on.

If you press on the Voice CMD for Apps option itself, it will take you to a menu where you can enable or disable certain voice commands. For example, in the video David turned off the phone voice commands so that way he never accidentally answers a phone call that he didn’t intend on answering.


Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Benchmarks

We already know that the Galaxy Note 2 is packing some serious power under the hood with its quad-core Exynos 4 Quad processor and 2 GB of RAM. Just take a look at the comparison we did between the Note 2 and the iPhone 5. But in this article, we’re going to give you benchmark fanatics what you want and fully benchmark the Note 2 using AnTuTu, CF-Bench, Quadrant, Vellamo, and NenaMark2.

Benchmark Results:

  • AnTuTu: 13640
  • CF-Bench: 26015, 7516, 14915
  • Quadrant: 6564
  • Vellamo: 1791, 629
  • NenaMark2: 57.7 FPS


Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs iPhone 5 Speed Test

While your purchasing decision will most likely not come down to speed when comparing the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy Note 2, it’s still a factor to be considered. In the speed test we conducted, we took a look at how long each phone took to boot up it’s respective OS, how quickly each phone opened the same app (by the same developer), and finally how long each smartphone took to load a couple of web pages. What were the results? Watch the video below to find out!

While in the video I called this speed test a tie, after further review I’ve decided to give the win to the iPhone 5. Why? Because while the two phones were neck and neck for most of the test, the iPhone 5 took less time to boot up and loaded more (but not all) web pages faster. Like I said earlier, if you’re considering these two phones you want them for completely opposite reasons, but you can rest assured that speed won’t be an issue with either of them.