Travel Smarter with Your Exynos-Powered Device
December 10, 2013
The holidays are fast approaching, and for some of us, that means hectic travel days are on the horizon. But don't worry: The maximum performance with energy efficiency found in Exynos-powered devices can take some of the stress out of your holiday travel. Check out some of our tips below to help you travel smart this holiday season:
When you pack for a holiday trip, you need room for the essentials: your favorite holiday sweater and toothbrush, for instance. So don't add extra weight to your suitcase by loading it up with books, DVDs, and magazines. Download all your favorite media to your Exynos-powered tablet or smartphone before you leave. Apps like Kindle, Next Issue Magazines, and Netflix are all great starters. Then, whether you're on a plane or in the passenger seat of a car, big.LITTLE technology makes it possible to switch between your favorite book and a classic holiday movie with ease. Four Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores handle the workload, all while keeping power consumption low on your device.
Before you take off to celebrate the holidays with your loved ones, download helpful travel apps that will guarantee a stress-free trip. A previous blog post detailed some of our favorite Android apps for travel, but feel free to add apps like Hipmunk Hotels & Flights; Stay City Guides, Offline Maps; Yelp; and GateGuru to the list. These apps can help you book anything from hotels to dinner reservations, or find your way around an unfamiliar airport. Your Exynos-powered device can handle the heavy lifting, leaving you free to plan the details.
Get There on Time
Being on time is key to successful holiday travel. But let's face it: Airports can be crazy during the holidays, and traffic is almost always likely to be a factor. So leave early to get to your destination and expect the unexpected. For instance, what happens if you leave the GPS at home? Don't worry: With apps like Google Maps or Waze on your Exynos-powered device, you can get anywhere you need to go, and the energy-efficient Exynos 5 Octa processor will preserve life while your mapping apps get you from point A to point B.
Protect Your Device
Traveling with the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)? Protect it with a cover! We recommend the Note 10.1 2014 Edition Book Cover. It protects all corners and sides of the device, is form fitting, and comes with an easy-to-open stand for easy viewing. Additionally, don't just stuff your device in a suitcase with the rest of your belongings. If you're using it on a flight, make sure to put it in the laptop compartment of your carry-on bag. You don't want a scratched or dented device just because you were in a hurry.
Be Energy Conscious
Exynos processors pride themselves on being designed with energy efficiency in mind. However, this doesn't mean you should ignore the importance of energy-saving habits. For instance, charge your device at night when you're not using it or turn down the brightness of your screen to increase battery life. Check out this blog post for more tips on saving energy.
Get Your Work Done
It's important to get all of your work done at the office before leaving for the holidays, but what if something unexpected pops up while you're away? Not to worry: Exynos processors are designed for multitasking, using features like big.LITTLE technology to seamlessly switch between CPU cores to handle complex tasks quickly and efficiently. So check email, finish up a project, and get rid of your worry so you can focus on spending time with your loved ones.
Don't Forget: Capture Your Memories
With all the hustle and bustle that comes along with holiday travel, it might be easy to forget to capture the precious moments while they happen. Luckily, Exynos processors have got you covered. Shoot and edit pictures and video to your heart's content while the Mobile Image Compression (MIC) inside the Exynos 5 Octa lowers the total system power required to process images or other media. Additionally, advanced Image Signal Processor (ISP) technology promises zero shutter lag. The result is amazing pictures of your loved ones enjoying the holiday season. Great photo apps like VSCO Cam and Retro Cam can get you started. If you're looking for some more, we have some suggestions in a previous blog post.
Gift on the Go
Try as we might, sometimes we wait until the last minute to buy gifts for the holidays. But think twice before you hit the mall – instead, use your Exynos-powered device to purchase gifts on the go. And did we mention that Exynos-powered devices make fantastic gifts? Read our holiday wish list blog post to get the perfect Exynos-powered device for everyone on your list.
Kill Some Time
With holiday travel comes the inevitability of downtime. Whether you're waiting for your connecting flight or making a long trek by car, why not pass the time playing an awesome 3-D game like Madden NFL 25 or Asphalt 8: Airborne? The advanced Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in the Exynos 5 Octa enables 3-D graphics processing that's 2.3 times faster than previous versions of the chip. So fill your downtime with cutting-edge graphics and the latest 3-D games, and you'll be at your destination before you know it.
If you follow these important tips, not only will you enjoy less stressful holiday travel, but you'll see the true power that Exynos 5 Octa processors bring to your devices.