The Huawei P20 Pro has won praise, plaudits, and fans for its impressive triple-lens camera; but just how good is it compared to the other camera-phone powerhouses out there? On paper, it’s technically superior, and it has some truly unique features that make it stand out from the rest. However, the Google Pixel 2, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, and the Apple iPhone X are hardly lacking in the camera prowess department, so we put them all against each other in a country-spanning photo shootout. The cameras Let’s examine the camera specifications first, so each contender knows what it’s up against. First, the Huawei P20 Pro. It has three lenses: A 40-megapixel RGB lens with an f/1.8 aperture, a 20-megapixel monochrome lens with an f/1.6 aperture, and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture. It’ll zoom in up to 3x without loss of quality, has electronic image stabilization, artificial intelligence for scene recognition and low-light photography … [Read more...] about The big one: Huawei P20 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs. Google Pixel 2 vs. Apple iPhone X
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So, the LG G7 ThinQ is now official and it arrives with all the required bells and whistles to make for a noteworthy flagship device. Aside from donning commendable specs and unique features that make the phone a worthy pick for Android fans, the G7 ThinQ also introduces a trove of notable interface touch-ups that we should talk upon.How does the interface of the new device stack up against its predecessor, the LG G6? Well, there's only one way to showcase all the improvements, and it's none other than a succinct visual comparison. Have in mind that in all the images below, the LG G7 ThinQ screenshots are on the left, while the right ones are taken straight from our resident LG G6.Homescreen & customization Subtle but important changes lie here. Firstly, notice the improved, flatter, and further simplified iconography that builds upon the G6's enhanced aesthetics from last year. Less skeuomorphic and slightly flatter than before, at first sight the appearance of the G7 … [Read more...] about LG G7 ThinQ UI comparison vs LG G6: A walkthrough of the interface
There are many great reasons to visit Korea for a week – the picturesque Jeju island, the refreshing taste of matcha ice cream, and the soothing sound of sizzling steak, to name a few. I, however, was brought to this fascinating country by something a bit outside of those lines – the opportunity to preview the LG G7 ThinQ, the company's latest flagship smartphone. I got to spend around two days with an LG G7 ThinQ (pronounced "thin-cue") in my pocket. Of course, that's hardly enough time to produce a full review, and since the preview unit I was handed wasn't running final software, I cannot draw any conclusions about the phone's performance at this point. But the time I spent with it gave me a solid idea of what's to come. Allow me to share my initial thoughts with you.Embracing the notchFirstly, I'd like to get a few things out of the way: yes, the LG G7 ThinQ has a notch and no, the world isn't coming to an end because of this. Sure, some might call it an iPhone X … [Read more...] about LG G7 ThinQ Preview, first impressions
The latest entry in LG’s G-series of flagships, the LG G7 ThinQ, is finally official! And in case you are wondering, no it’s not pronounced “think”, but rather “thin-cue”, weirdly enough. That’s why the “Q” is capitalized.But naming curiosities aside, it’s the G7 – LG’s latest and greatest flagship device!It’s sleek-looking, powerful, has a beautiful display, and runs Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box. There’s a lot to love about the LG G7, indeed, so let’s have a look at some of the biggest stand-out features that LG’s latest flagship has to offer.Sleek bezel-less design and water-resistanceFirst thing many people will notice when grabbing the G7 for the first time, will no doubt be the notch at the top of the screen. Yep, there’s an iPhone X-style notch up there (that is, it is wider than taller) and there are “horns” to its sides hat LG is lovingly, and weirdly referring … [Read more...] about The LG G7 is now official: the latest from Android in one sleek and powerful phone
Consensus has long held that, when it comes to photography, more megapixels is not always better. Quality over quantity, as they say. Yet in 2018, an industry-leading smartphone shooter boasts a 40 megapixel camera — the Huawei P20 Pro. A long-running fan favorite, regarded as one of the best phone cameras ever built also houses a 41 megapixel sensor — the Nokia Lumia 1020. Today we’re pitting the Huawei P20 Pro vs Lumia 1020 to see just how far smartphone photography has come since 2013. Brace your data allowance, there are a lot of pictures coming down the pipe.Technology compared Before diving into the pictures, let’s take a look at what makes these two phone cameras so special. The Lumia 1020 boasts a 41 megapixel rear sensor (image output is cropped to 38MP) complete with an in-house optical image stabilization (OIS) technology. At 1.5 inches, the sensor was much larger than other smartphone sensors at the time, allowing it to … [Read more...] about 40 megapixel shootout: Huawei P20 Pro vs Lumia 1020
Article Contents0.0.0.1 LG G Flex: Specifications0.0.0.2 The Good0.0.0.3 The Not So Good1 Hardware1.1 Design and build quality1.2 Display1.3 Battery Life1.4 Storage, wireless, and call quality1.5 Audio and speaker1.6 Camera2 Software2.1 Performance and stability2.2 UI and features3 Conclusion LG G Flex is just like a lot of modern, high-end smartphones. It has a fast processor, lots of RAM, a big battery, and a large display. Using it isn't particularly different from any other Android smartphone. And yet, hand the G Flex to almost anyone, and they will immediately notice there is something very different about it, and I'm not talking about the buttons on the back. The G Flex is one of two phones currently on the market to use a flexible OLED panel, the other being Samsung's Galaxy Round. Both phones are quite expensive, and apart from their curved displays, neither particularly stands out from the crowd. So why on earth would you pay up to 50% more for a G Flex than something like a … [Read more...] about LG G Flex Review: An Engineering Concept You Can Actually Buy, Not That You Necessarily Should
Samsung’s 2018 flagship phone, the Galaxy S9, is the first in the world with an f/1.5 lens aperture. But set aside all the hype about it being part of a dual-aperture system. What I really wanted to know about this change is how it might improve Samsung’s low-light imaging. Having the widest aperture means being able to soak up the most light, so, in theory at least, the Galaxy S9 should be the best cameraphone for situations where light is at a premium. Except, well, there’s Google’s Pixel 2, which has taken over the mantle from the original Pixel as the best all-around camera on a phone. The Pixel achieves superlative results through clever image stacking and processing algorithms rather than pure hardware might. So it could still be the best. The only solution to this uncertainty, of course, was to put the two cameras to the test. While in Geneva for the Motor Show, I went out for a late-night walk with the Galaxy S9 Plus and the Pixel 2 XL and took a bunch … [Read more...] about Galaxy S9 Plus vs. Pixel 2 XL: a new low-light photo champion?
Nokia is back in the premium flagship game with the Nokia 8 Sirocco, a special edition of the Nokia 8 that joins the Nokia 7 Plus in bringing bezel-less design to Nokia phones. But with all eyes on the Samsung Galaxy S9, does the Nokia 8 Sirocco stand a chance in the marketplace? To find out, we took a look at both of these premium phones to help you determine which is best for you. Specs Nokia 8 Sirocco Samsung Galaxy S9 Size 140.9 x 73 x 7.5 mm (5.55 x 2.87 x 0.30 inches) 147.6 x 68.7 x 8.4 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in) Weight To be announced 163 grams (5.75 ounces) Screen 5.5-inch pOLED display 5.8-inch AMOLED display Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels (534ppi) 2960 x 1440 pixels (568ppi) OS Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo Storage 128GB 64GB MicroSD card slot No Yes NFC support Yes Yes Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 RAM 6GB 4GB Connectivity GSM, HSPA, LTE, CDMA, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac GSM, HSPA, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac … [Read more...] about Nokia 8 Sirocco vs. Samsung Galaxy S9: Can new flagship return Nokia to form?
Smartphone cameras have grown in importance over the past couple of years, with most manufacturers aiming to follow the lead of LG, Huawei and others in adopting dual-camera setups. Dual cameras come with several benefits – the most popular being Portrait Mode – which uses the differences in focal length of the two cameras to apply a bokeh effect to the background, or in some cases the subject itself. LG has offered dual cameras on its devices since the LG V10 with its front cameras, followed by the LG G5, which offered dual cameras on the rear for the first time. In previous years, Samsung has arguably led the revolution in some parts of the mobile space – namely the adoption of AMOLED displays, wireless charging, and curved edges – but the company has lagged behind in following the trend of dual cameras. The Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung’s first mainstream dual camera and helps the company play catch up. With the LG V30 and Galaxy Note 8 so close in core … [Read more...] about LG V30 vs Galaxy Note 8: Camera features
Live TV apps are hitting the Internet in a big way. They offer a lot of benefits over traditional cable. You don’t need a specific box to watch TV. Additionally, you don’t need a cable company drilling holes in your wall or setting up special cables. All you need is an Internet connection. There are several decent live TV apps currently available. However, the big dogs include DirecTV Now, Hulu TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV. Which one is right for you? Let’s compare them and see! We have app lists for both video streaming and live TV apps! 10 best TV apps and Live TV apps for Android The way we watch TV is evolving. TV subscriptions are no longer entirely necessary. There are now a variety of ways to watch TV right on your mobile devices. That includes a new wave of … 10 best video streaming apps and video streaming services for Android Video streaming is a big deal. That old cable subscription is looking less and less like a good deal … [Read more...] about DirecTV Now vs Hulu vs PlayStation Vue vs Sling TV vs YouTube TV