So you’ve just dropped big bucks on Apple’s latest — the iPhone 8 — and you’re itching to test out the wireless charging, to put the A11 Bionic processor through its paces, and gawk at the device’s True Tone display. But as the screen goes dark, you stare into the abyss — and it stares into you. You suddenly remember all the broken screens of your past. How did that happen? How can you prevent it happening with your new phone? Pretty easily, as it turns out.As smartphone displays have increased in both size and quality, protecting that part of your phone has become more and more of a priority. We’ve advocated for the use of a good screen protector for a long time now, and the iPhone 8 is no exception to that rule. But how do you find reliable protection that’s designed for safeguarding your phone’s display? This list of the best iPhone 8 screen protectors is a great place to start. We’ve screened the best … [Read more...] about Keep your new phone safe: Here are 6 of the best iPhone 8 screen protectors
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A bigger number being added to the end of an iPhone usually signals a radical change in design — so we were surprised when it turned out that the changes Apple was making for the iPhone 8 Plus were mostly internal. With so little having changed on the exterior of the device, if you’re rocking the iPhone 7 Plus, you need to know if upgrading to an iPhone 8 Plus is worth your time and money. And if you’re gazing into Apple’s walled garden for the first time, you need to know whether Apple’s latest Plus model is worth choosing over the iPhone 7 Plus.That’s why we’ve put together a comparison of the two models, to highlight where changes have been made, and where the strengths and weaknesses of each handset lie. For a more in-depth review, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive reviews for both the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone 7 Plus. iPhone 8 PlusiPhone 7 PlusSize158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm (6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches)158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm … [Read more...] about iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Should you upgrade?
Lenovo has finally taken the wraps off the highly-anticipated Moto Z2 Force, a flagship device aimed squarely at those who want a powerful, stylish, and long-lasting phone. Of course, it’s not the only phone option around, and while most have probably decided whether they’re Android or iOS fans at this point, some might be ready for a change or still on the fence.The iPhone isn’t just well-designed — it’s also one of the most powerful phones out there in terms of raw performance. It was, however, released more than six months ago. That said, does Lenovo’s forthcoming flagship outpace the latest iPhone in terms of power and performance? Or does the iPhone 7 Plus stand the test of time? Below, we pit Lenovo Moto Z2 Force vs. Apple iPhone 7 Plus to find out. Lenovo Moto Z2 ForceApple iPhone 7 PlusSize155.8 x 76 x 6.1 mm (6.13 x 2.99 x 0.24 inches)158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches)Weight5.04 ounces (143 grams)6.63 ounces (188 … [Read more...] about Lenovo Moto Z2 Force vs. Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Can the new Android beat Apple’s top phone?
The LG V30 is finally here. It follows in its predecessors footsteps by not only offering top-tier hardware, but also excellent design and a large, beautiful display with curved edges.It’s not the only great phone on the market — there are plenty of others, like Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus. How do the two phones compare? We pit LG V30 vs. iPhone 7 Plus to find out. LG V30iPhone 7 PlusSize151.7 × 75.4 × 7.3 mm (5.96 × 2.96 × 0.29 in)158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches)Weight5.57 ounces (158 grams)6.63 ounces (188 grams)Screen6-inch OLED5.5-inch LEDResolution2,280 x 1,440 pixels (537 ppi)1,920 x 1,080 pixels (401 ppi)OSAndroid 7.1.2 NougatiOS 10Storage64GB, 128GB (select markets)32, 128, 256GBMicroSD card slotYesNoNFC supportYesYes (Apple Pay only)ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835A10 Fusion with 64-bit architecture, M10 motion coprocessorRAM4GB3GBConnectivityGSM / HSPA / LTE / CDMALTE / GSM / CDMA / … [Read more...] about LG V30 vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Can LG’s new flagship take out Apple’s champion?
After the explosive Galaxy Note 7 recall last year, many expected Samsung to terminate the Note series. That speculation can be put to rest with the recently-announced Galaxy Note 8.The Note 8 goes up against some serious competition. Setting aside the other top-tier Android phones currently available, there’s also the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, which is the best iOS phone currently available. So how does the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 compare with the iPhone 7 Plus? Below, we pitted the two against one another to find out. Samsung Galaxy Note 8iPhone 7 PlusSize162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.95 x 0.34 inches)158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches)Weight6.88 ounces (195 grams)6.63 ounces (188 grams)Screen6.3-inch Super AMOLED5.5-inch LCDResolution2,960 x 1,440 (522 ppi)1,920 x 1,080 pixels (401 ppi)OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatiOS 10Storage64GB (U.S.) 128, 256GB (International)32, 128, 256GBMicroSD card slotYesNoNFC supportYesYes (Apple Pay … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Can the Note take out the iPhone?
The long-awaited and super interesting Essential Phone (PH-1) is finally here, and customers who pre-ordered the device should expect to finally get their hands on it in the next few days. The PH-1 has captured the imaginations of many thanks to its full edge-to-edge display and classy design — a design Apple is expected to follow for the upcoming iPhone.The Essential PH-1 isn’t the only great phone around. While Apple may use similar design elements for its next phone, the company still has a capable phone already on the market: The iPhone 7 Plus. But just how do the two phones compare? We put them head to head to find out. Essential PH-1iPhone 7 PlusSize141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm (5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches)158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches)Weight6.53 ounces (185 grams)6.63 ounces (188 grams)Screen5.71-inch LCD5.5-inch LEDResolution2,560 x 1,312 pixels (504 ppi)1,920 x 1,080 pixels (401 ppi)OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatiOS … [Read more...] about Essential Phone vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Can the Android newcomer take out Apple?
Last year was an eventful year for Samsung, and that’s putting it mildly. August saw the release of the much-anticipated Galaxy Note 7, which blew the competition out of the water — quite literally, as the phone was soon blacklisted from entire countries and banned from major airlines after it revealed a nasty habit of catching fire in owners’ pockets.Not to worry, though; Samsung is a ginormous company, and it has a second chance to regain consumer trust with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. So how does Samsung’s latest flagship stack up against Apple’s latest, plus-sized headset? We lauded the latter device in our iPhone 7 Plus review, but here, we examine how its flagship features compare with those of the Galaxy S8 Plus. Read on to find out which smartphone is right for you. Galaxy S8 PlusiPhone 7 PlusSize159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 in)158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)Weight6.1 ounces … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Which adds more value?
Another year, another iPhone. Since Apple has moved its smartphone’s major upgrade cycle to every three years, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus aren’t very different from the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Still, there are some impressive improvements — outlined in our iPhone 7 review and iPhone 7 Plus review — and while a major redesign may be coming later this year, you may be in dire need of an upgrade now. So, which should you pick? The iPhone 7 or its bigger brother, the apt-titled 7 Plus?Below, we take a look at the hardware and software that define both headsets. iPhone 7iPhone 7 PlusSize 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in)158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)Weight4.87 ounces (138 grams)6.63 ounces (188 grams)Screen4.7-inch Retina HD LED-backlit widescreen5.5-inch Retina HD LED-backlit widescreenResolution1,334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi)1,920 x 1,080 pixels (401 ppi)OSiOS 10iOS 10Storage32, 128, … [Read more...] about iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Is the iPhone still best when you go big?
LG has finally taken the wraps off of the G6, its long-anticipated and highly leaked flagship phone for 2017. The device boasts a number of great features, including a display with rounded corners, a dual-lens rear-facing camera, and more.While it’s definitely one of the better Android phones currently available, the fact is that Android isn’t the only mobile operating system out there. Can the new G6 go up against Apple’s flagship phone, the iPhone 7 Plus? We put the two head to head to find out. LG G6Apple iPhone 7 PlusSize148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 millimeters (5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches)158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 millimeters (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches)Weight5.75 ounces6.63 ouncesScreen5.7-inch IPS LCD5.5-inch IPS LCDResolution2,880 x 1,4401,920×1,080OSAndroid 7.0 NougatiOS 10Storage32/64GB32/128/256GBSD Card SlotYesNoNFC supportYesYes (Apple Pay Only)ProcessorQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821Apple A10 FusionRAM4GB3GBConnectivityWi-Fi, 4G LTE, HSPAWi-Fi, 4G LTE, … [Read more...] about LG G6 vs. iPhone 7 Plus: How does the hottest new Android compare to Apple’s best?
The iPhone 6 screen size is debated online, Microsoft Office arrives on the iPad, staff are being sought for the iWatch, Mavericks reaches 40%, what is happening with the sapphire production, diversity in emojis, iBeacons at MLB parks, and the secret Scottish Apple store plans are a little less secret. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many things that happened around Apple over the last seven days. Now Every Snowball Has A Chance…I don’t think there’s much doubt about the big news this week. Microsoft’s release of Office for the iPad (with iOS versions of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel now available) opens up a world of possibilities for personal users, but this is going to be bigger news for Enterprise users. Because an Office 365 subscription is required, there will be countless iPad-equipped workers who have just had their productivity options increased because their workplace already has an Enterprise 365 subscription.Apple is still taking … [Read more...] about Apple Loop: IPhone 6 Screens, Microsoft Office For IPad, IBeacons For MLB, Secret Scottish Apple Stores