How many folds can it take? We've tested a few folding devices at CNET using a special robot developed by SquareTrade. The Samsung Galaxy Fold began failing after about 120,000 folds during our test last year. That was much less than the 200,000 folds we estimated it would go through during five years of use. (Although we're just starting to learn how people use folding phones and that could change with the different designs companies are inventing). … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Duo: $1,399 price, Sept. 10 release and how to preorder
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We're yet to thoroughly test the Note 20 Ultra's night mode, but out initial tests are promising. This image looking into a long, extremely dimly-lit tunnel has lots of clearly-visible detail and it doesn't look like image noise is much of a problem. The S20 Ultra impressed us with its night modes, but with most flagships -- including the iPhone 11 Pro and OnePlus 8 Pro -- packing amazing night shooting skills, the Note 20 has a lot of competition. … [Read more...] about Galaxy Note 20 Ultra camera: What do the three lenses do?
Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra is all about the camera. It packs a sensor that can take 108-megapixel images and offers a whopping 100x zoom to close up on distant details. But it's not alone in having an impressive camera: Top-end handsets such as the iPhone 11 Pro and Google Pixel 4 tout cameras that can rival DSLRs in their abilities too. Neither phone is cheap enough to buy without being sure it's the one you want. The S20 Ultra starts at $1,399 for the 128GB version (£1,199, AU$1,999) while the iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999 ( £1,049, AU$1,749) for the 64GB version. … [Read more...] about Galaxy S20 Ultra vs. iPhone 11 Pro camera comparison: Which phone is best?
Smartphone companies are always looking at introducing new features to stay ahead in the race. And Chinese smartphone brand Oppo is reportedly working on bringing a new technology called Li-Fi on its future smartphones. For those unaware, Li-Fi is simply transferring data via light using LEDs. If Li-Fi is properly implemented, it can be 100 times faster data speeds than Wi-Fi. Interestingly, Li-Fi works even if the light source is dimmed to a level that it appears switched off to the naked human eyes. Of course, Li-Fi is not a perfect technology yet but as per a report by LetsGoDigital Oppo already has published a patent in China to use Li-Fi in phones. As per the patent revealed by LetsGoDigital, Oppo may use a small sensor on the top or back of the phone to provide Li-Fi functionality. The sensor looks very similar to a square camera lens but its main purpose is to provide faster internet connection. According to the official Li-Fi website, Li-Fi can be expected to be integrated … [Read more...] about Oppo may be working on a smartphone that offers 100 times faster speeds than Wi-Fi
Get a grip Improve your game with these thumb grips for your PS4 controller If someone ever tells you to "git gud" at a video game, don't sweat it. Pick yourself up a pair of thumb grips for your Playstation 4 controller and watch your game take off. These are the best ones you can find. … [Read more...] about Surface Duo preorders now available at Best Buy