iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, how are they different?

After a wait of a year finally, Apple has revealed official details about their latest devices. This time Apple moved out of the way and launched three devices, although it was the same case last time too, last time the third device was quite unique, and Apple changed the way their UI was working totally since last decade. This year they have dropped the working of their OS totally and have moved with the same iPhone X’s method. Today we are here to find out what are the differences between the Apple iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and the iPhone Xr Physically, Internally, and in User Experience. So it can become easy for you to decide the best one to pick one.
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Design – iPhone XS, XS Max & XR

Both the iPhone Xs and the Xs Max looks same in design with the last year’s iPhone X. The Xs is the exact upgrade and just have got exact on the external point of view what the last gen phone had. iPhone Xs Max is a tad larger one with a screen on 6.5 – inches. The larger device has got the same design just in the bigger format with the same all screen design which consists of a notch and no home button whatsoever visible. Design difference is what you can find in the iPhone Xr which is different drastically both from the Xs and the Xs Max. This time the third phone is a take from the year-ago philosophy which was used with the iPhone 5s & 5c, but this year it is new colours and a much more modern take. The design of this device comes with a large number of bezels which is quite disappointing, and even on the side of the device we have 7000-grade aluminum unlike the Stainless Steel frames of the iPhone Xs and the Xs Max. All these are done in favor to get a cheaper costing of the phone.

Display – iPhone XS, XS Max & XR

Apple has this time went totally against their policy of small phones seeing the ratio with which Android phones are growing in numbers just due to their screen size. This year Apple got the iPhone Xs with a 5.8-inch display which is same as the last years iPhone X and uses the same technology, although this year they have improved on the contrast ratios of the panel. As the Xs and the Xs Max both are identical, so the Max version gets a 6.5-inch display with the same technology as the Apple’s Xs Max. Talking about the unique one in the lot which they are referring to as a budget phone to carter the lower price ranged audience in order to protect them from going with the older models i.e. The iPhone Xr. iPhone Xr gets a 6.1-inch display which is an LCD panel and looks quite average when compared to the products launched alongside the device. The colours on this unit are going to be less vibrant and the images are for sure going to have a bit of less sharpness when compared to the other two launched, but yes this screen is larger than the iPhone Xs and a tad smaller than Xs Max and hence this sits between the two especially in size comparison.

Performance – iPhone XS, XS Max & XR

On the performance factor, all the three phones are comparable and have equivalent performance thanks to the OS hardware is being driven by. Talking about the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max both the devices happens to have the same chipset the Apple A12 which was launched with the device itself, it is a huge upgrade from the A11 chip. This is also one of the only mobile chipset being mass manufactured at 7nm proves. The battery life, real-time performance, and the smooth gestures, and animations will work quite great. iPhone XS is said to boost an A11 chip that was used last time with the iPhone X, and this does make it quite a snappy device even today although it is using the same old last year’s chip. Although this won’t matter much as Apple is renowned to be making chipsets that are quite sufficient to work for the next 4 – 5 years, and hence this one is no exception. The iPhone Xr is said to boost 3GB RAM while the iPhone XS and iPhone XS max will be featured with 4GB of RAM. These are not huge differentiating numbers, but when someone does pay an amount it is worth considering.

Camera – iPhone XS, XS Max & XR

All the three devices get a single camera sensor the same, while on the XS and the XS Max we get a bit different setup where we get the secondary camera same. On the iPhone XR which is their cheapest offering still, it is the costliest product in the market gets only a single camera which is quite disappointing. When it comes to XS and XS Max their setup is quite good at the rear. For the front, we have all the three devices boosting the same hardware. This does counts that Apple has mostly done research on the chipset this time, as there are not much hardware changes, and all the three devices have the same hardware basically.

Pricing – iPhone XS, XS Max & XR

Apple never liked to talk about anything else apart from the above 4 factors, so another major factor comes in the count is the pricing. Although this doesn’t play a huge role as many time the devices are available on contract, but if anyone needs an off-contract device so that they can use it with their opinion of wireless provider than the iPhone XR which is the cheapest of the lot will cost you GBP 580 which is around the Samsung’s current flagship the Galaxy Note 9. And this does make the Apple devices no ways cheaper as it was just the entry-level phone for this year’s lineup. The iPhone XS the successor to the iPhone X costs GBP 760 which is the same as last year, and the iPhone XS Max will cost you GBP 840. Do mind that this pricing is just the base model pricing, and if you need a higher storage one then you will do need to opt for a better and much more costly offering from Apple. What do you think about the three devices? Do let us know your thoughts in the comment, and also let us know if we missed anything.

Samsung Galaxy A8: All you need to know

Samsung has recently confirmed the launch of Samsung Galaxy A8, a mid-range smartphone which boasts of dual selfie cameras. You can read more about the Galaxy A8 in the review below.

Samsung has traditionally passed down various improvements seen in its flagship Galaxy S series to the mid-range ‘A’ series in the next year. However, a little sooner than expected, the makers have confirmed the Infinity Display-toting Galaxy A8. Launched in December 2017, the Samsung Galaxy A8 will be available from April in the UK. You can even choose from three colours- gold, orchid grey and black.

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Galaxy A8: Highlights

Samsung Galaxy A8 sees several upgrades, brought in with the Galaxy S8. The smartphone comes with a 6-inches touchscreen display along with a resolution of 1080×2220 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy A8 is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core processor and comes with 32GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB with a microSD card.

The device comes with a 16MP primary camera in its rear. For selfie lovers, there is a 16MP megapixel front shooter too. It even has fingerprint scanner and offers a great battery backup of 3500mAh. However, the device does not feature The Galaxy S8’s dedicated Bixby button.

How Much Does The Device Cost?
The makers have not yet confirmed the UK pricing. However, experts expect that the Galaxy A8 will be priced around £499 RPP of the Samsung Galaxy A7, launched in 2017.

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Samsung Galaxy A8: Full Specifications

  • Display- 5.6 inch Full HD + SuperAMOLED Infinity Display
  • Weight- 172g
  • Processor- Octa-core processor
  • Resolution- 1080 × 2220 pixels
  • Dimensions- 149.2 × 70.6 × 8.4mm
  • Operating System- Android 71.1. Nougat
  • Memory- 4GB RAM
  • Storage- 32GB + expandable up to 256GB via microSD
  • Waterproofing- IP68
  • Build- Aluminum frame, front glass, plastic back

Keep reading to stay tuned with more updates! Checkout deals for Galaxy A5 2017

iPhone SE 2: Release date and Rumors

The stories surrounding the much-awaited introduction of Apple’s iPhone SE 2, a power-packed successor of iPhone SE launched in 2016, has gained considerable hype in the recent past.

Recent rumours convey that Apple doesn’t have adequate resources to introduce iPhone SE 2 right now. Though iPhone SE might get an update this year in March, iPhone SE 2 might not be just a mini budget iPhone as anticipated previously.

The word on the street is that iPhone SE 2 (SE meaning Special Edition) is most probably a functional cross between iPhone SE and iPhone X. iPhone X being one of the star products from the company and iPhone SE being the cheapest iPhone available, it will be fascinating to see what Apple brings on table as iPhone SE 2.

According to some of the speculations, iPhone SE 2 might feature Face ID with notch screen design and a 6.1 LED panel. Apple is expected to deliver hardware specifications like A10 chip, 2GB of RAM, 32GB/128GB of storage, plus 12Mp/5Mp cameras and a 1,700mAh battery. This wireless charging facilitated device might drop features like 3D sensing and 3D touch in order to cut back the cost.

So, when is the release date?

A report from Tekz24 suggests that Apple is at present working on a device, whereas other sources believe that the company might declare the release date soon. Apple might unveil iPhone SE 2 at its Spring event, held in March. Digitimes analyst Luke Lin believes Apple will launch the phone in the second quarter, around May-June.

What will be the price of iPhone SE 2?

Like the specifications, a lot of stories around the pricing of iPhone SE 2 have surfaced. If I make an educated guess, the iPhone SE 2 is expected to come in a price range of £649 to £749 in the UK market.

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All You Need To Know About Samsung Galaxy Note X

The upcoming foldable Samsung Galaxy Note X may have just popped up on Samsung’s support site. Here’s what we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy X release date and features.

What’s a foldable phone?

A foldable phone is exactly just the way it sounds, one that either inward or outward and reveals a tablet-like device when stretched out. This is possible with the use of a bendable OLED panel. Samsung, LG and Lenovo have each showed off bendable devices and displays at various industry events and have registered many patents for the technology. Previously known as Project Valley, Samsung’s technology has now become known as the Samsung Galaxy Note X.Samsung-Galaxy-X

Samsung Galaxy Note X Review
• Slated for 2018 release
• Was initially limited 100,000 units
• Possibly a smartphone/tablet hybrid

Hybrid Design
• Device might be 4K
• 5 inch mobile screen and rumoured 7inch tablet display
• Hinge technology

Specifications
• 1080p OLED Display
• 386ppi
• Dual camera setup
• Foldable design

Slated for 2018 release
As peer the latest news, the Galaxy X will be launching in 2018. The new details are coming straight from the horse’s mouth itself. It is said that the company will launch its new product once it overcomes some of its problems.

Latest Rumours
For months we have been hearing frequent rumours about the Samsung Galaxy Note X, a smartphone which will feature a folding display. The idea is that you will be able to use it as a smartphone and then fold it out to full tablet size by creating a new mobile segment which mirrors the tablet-laptop 2-in-1 hybrids which we have already seen in the computing industry.

Final Verdict
Though the bad news is that Samsung Galaxy’s phone might be very tough to grab, the Note X is a limited-run device. However, it’s for sure that the upcoming device will be one of the rarest phones in the coming year.

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Latest Rumors on Apple iPhone 8 Specification & Features

Apple iPhone 8 release date, news and specification

Apple’s first iPhone launched way back in the year 2007, revolutionizing the mobile phone market forever. 10 years on, the iPhone 8 will be marking the 10th anniversary of Apple’s smartphones. Thus, it goes without saying that the device is going to be huge. Here in this article, we have covered everything you need to know about the latest rumours, specs, release date, features and specifications.

If the latest rumours are to be believed, the iPhone will come with great features like a larger display, wireless charging and a Face ID which will be a new kind of facial recognition which will be supporting Apple Pay. Read on to learn more about the iPhone.

Release Date

Though no one is really certain when the next iPhone comes out, our team has done a deep-dive on the release dates and thus we are quite sure about when the new device will be available. It is expected that the iPhone is going to be announced on 12th September, 2017 with the pre-orders which are likely to begin on 15th September. The on-sale release date is expected to be 22nd September.Apple-iphone-7S

Price

The latest report from the New York Time claims that as per its sources, the entry-level model will be priced approximately at a cost around US$999. Since the UK prices usually stay the same as US price, bearing in mind the fact that US figures do not include tax, we can expect this to translate directly into Great Britian pounds.

Key Specifications And Features

  • Face ID
  • Augmented Reality and VR
  • Wireless Charging
  • 5.8-inches screen
  • A11 Processor
  • OLED Technology
  • Dual lens camera
  • 2800 × 1242 pixels
  • Probably 18:5:9 aspect ratio
  • No Home button on the front
  • API to change the colour
  • An all-glass Front and back
  • Mirror-like Finish
  • Fast charging Technology
  • Six colours- Red, Silver, Jet Black, Black, Gold, Rose Gold

Since nothing has yet been confirmed from the official sources, there is a long way to go. Stay tuned for more details and updates about the iPhone 8.

Nokia 8 Vs Galaxy S8

Nokia 8 Vs Galaxy S8 Review: Which Is Better?

Do you think that Nokia has really done enough with its upcoming flagship device to dethrone Samsung, the current smartphone giant?  Take a look at the below comparison then.

Nokia 8 Vs Galaxy S8: Comparison

Nokia has recently unveiled its flagship device for 2017, the Nokia 8 and experts believe that it is certainly a very well-designed phone.

However, the Samsung S8 boasts of some of the best available hardware and it has got enough features to take the tech world by storm.

Do you think that Nokia has done enough to knock the S8 off its top rank? Here’s everything you need to know!Nokia-8-vs-Galaxy-S8

Nokia 8 Vs Galaxy S8: Release Date Prices When Reviewed

It has been a couple of months now since the Galaxy S8 has been released all throughout the UK. However, as for Nokia 8, we are still eagerly waiting for a concrete release date in September.

  • Galaxy S8- £689; Galaxy S8 Plus- £779
  • Nokia 8- £544

Nokia 8 Vs Galaxy S8: Specifications And Features

Below we have compared the key specifications of each of these upcoming devices in the table given below.

Specifications/Features Nokia 8 Galaxy S8
Dimensions 151.5× 73.7 × 7.9mm 148.90 × 68.10 × 8.00mm
Colours Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Steel Orchid Grey, Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue
Weight (g) 160 155
Processor Octa-core, 2500 MHz Octa-core, 2350 MHz
System Chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Internal Storage 64GB 64GB
Expandable Storage Up to 256 GB Up to 256 GB
Camera 13 Megapixel 12 Megapixel
Battery 3090mAh 3000mAh
Operating System Android Nougat Android Nougat
Display 5.3-inches 5.8-inches
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00 Yes, v 5.00

 

Though Samsung seems to be the clear winner here, it is for you to decide which phone you would like to have. Be it the use of Dual-Sight Zeiss Camera and the Ozo of the Nokia 8 or the fantastic design and features of Samsung 8, decide on the phone you wish to own!

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Sony Xperia XZ1: Release date, news and features

Do you know that as per a recently confirmed leak the Sony Xperia XZ1 could just be a few weeks away? Well, the leak has shown off the upcoming device from various angles, clearly revealing the key specifications and features.

Here in this article we have covered everything we have heard so far from the leaks and rumours about the Sony Xperia XZ1.

News In Brief

  • What Is It? Sony’s upcoming flagship smartphone
  • When Will It Be Released? Sometime in September, 2017
  • How much will it cost? Approximately around £549sony-xperia-xz1

Sony Xperia XZ1 Release Date

Sometimes with phones, it can be hard to predict the release date, but it’s not a chore here. Since these smartphones are all set to be released at the IFA 2017, Sony will be introducing the Xperia X1 alongside its other new devices.

In terms of when the Xperia X1 will be out for sale, it is really difficult to predict that. However, the phone is expected to be released by the end of September. The device will be going on sale within 10 days of its announcement so that it could be the same for X1.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Price

The original Xperia X had initially launched with a price tag of £459 which we felt was too high. Sony would be very wise to launch the Xperia X1 at under £400 with some smartphones such as the OnePlus 5 offering great value for money. However, fans have to wait and see whether that’s the case.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Key Specifications

Now that you are aware of everything, it’s time for you to decide whether you want to opt for this smartphone!

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Apple iPhone 7S Release date and latest rumours

Have you been eagerly waiting for the latest iPhone 7S? You must be excited about the latest news then, isn’t it? Here you will find everything. Below we have covered the latest news about the iPhone 7S– its release date, price, specs and all the latest rumours which you could hope for.

News In Brief

  • What Is It? The next iPhone from the mega-joint Apple
  • When Will It Be Out? Probably in the month of September, 2017
  • How Much Will It Cost? At a price which is as much as the iPhone 7

Release Date
It is expected that the iPhone 7S will be released this September in 2017 along with an announcement date just one or two weeks before the launch. As per the usual practice of Apple, the release date could be a Friday.Apple iPhone 7S

Apple iPhone 7S Specifications And Features

Screen

  • 4.7-inch screen
  • Improved Touch
  • A sharper display
  • Glass, plastic or ceramic back

Design

  • A fingerprint scanner on its back
  • A curved glass back

Camera And Battery

  • 3D Cameras
  • A single-lens camera
  • Wireless Charging

OS And Power

  • Improved VR and AR performance

Memory And Storage

  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB and 128GB

Price

It is really difficult to say how much the new iPhone 7S will cost since smartphone prices depend on numerous variables. Thus, there’s every chance that the upcoming device will be as expensive the iPhone 7 and perhaps pricier than that.

If you have always been dead set on buying the next iPhone, then this is worth the wait. Just wait for the official announcement from the smartphone makers to make the final call!

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The Newest Champ on the Block: Nokia 5 review

Nokia 5 Hands-on Review:

The HMD Global made its comeback with Nokia brand in the smartphone market. The Finnish company is set to make an impression in the android mobile market by launching 3 android handsets at MWC 2017 in February. One of the three handsets, one is Nokia 5 which is powered by many essential features and with a smart price tag.

Design and Build:
The phone is featured with a 5.20-inch touchscreen HD IPS LCD display with the resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass protects the phone’s screen nicely, while the Seamless metal body is perfect for holding in hands. The dimension of  handset is 149.7 x 72.5 x 8.05 mm.Nokia 5

Software:
The phone runs the operating system Android 7.1.1 Nougat and the operating system version will be updated regularly.

Hardware:
The Nokia 5 packs an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage which can be extended up to 128GB via microSD card.

Nokia 5 supports Nano SIM and The phone is powered by a Non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, Micro USB, USB OTG, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include a proximity sensor, fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, e-compass, Hall sensor, gyroscope, NFC etc.

The Nokia 5 support a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual tone flash and also an 8 MP Front-facing camera with an f/2 aperture.

Nokia 5: Specifications:Display- 5.20-inch, Resolution- 720×1280 pixels, Processor- Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core, RAM- 2GB, Storage- 16GB, Rear Camera- 13-megapixel, Front Camera- 8-megapixel, OS- Android 7.1.1, Battery Capacity- 3000mAh.

Our Verdict:

Nokia 5 is a smart looking handset with lots of attractive features which comes with a reasonable price. Software and hardware, as well as stylish design, will surely draw public attention.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Vs iPhone 8: Comparison Between 2017’s Biggest Releases

Wondering how the two Smartphone giants compare with their flagship devices in 2017? Here’s a look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Apple’s iPhone 8.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Apple’s iPhone 8: The Real Battle

Though the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Apple’s iPhone 8 are yet to be released, fans are going gaga over the flagship device they should invest for.
By looking at the history of both the mega-giants, one can easily predict how impeccable both these devices will going to be in terms of both- features and specifications.

Well, as per the rumoured speculations which are encompassing both these gadgets, everything looks promising so far. Experts believe that both these devices are going to be critical for their separate makers.
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While the Samsung Note 8 will be going up against the errand of rectifying the damage which the disastrous Note 7 did to its brand. In case of Apple, the iPhone 8 seems to be the most vital gadget Apple will be releasing in the post-Steve Jobs era.

Here’s a detailed comparison of both the flagship devices as per the latest reports.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Apple’s iPhone 8: Features And Specifications

Specifications Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Apple iPhone 8
Operating System Android v7.1 Nougat iOS v11
Size 5.7 inches with 3840 × 2160 pixels 5.8 inches with 1080 × 1920 pixels
Display Features Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Screen Protection Sapphire cystal glass, coating screen protection
PPI ~ 773 PPI ~380 PPI
Internal Memory In-built 128 GB In-built 128 GB
RAM 6 GB 4 GB
Card Slot Yes with Hybrid Slot No
Dual Camera Yes No
Camera 13 MP + 13 MP Dual Camera with autofocus 12 MP with autofocus
Features Smile detection, Face detection, Geo tagging, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Digital Zoom, Panaroma Smile detection, Face detection, Geo tagging, Touch to focus, Panaroma
Front Camera 8 MP with video calling 7 MP
FM Radio Yes No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Battery Capacity Removable 3300 mAh
System Chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 Apple A11

Time to decide which device is worth your investment!