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Which is the better choice? iPhone 7 / 7 Plus vs Galaxy S8 / S8+

Which is the better choice? iPhone 7/7 Plus vs. Galaxy S8/S8+

Still wondering which phone to get?

As always Samsung and Apple are always quick to say they offer the best phone around. Still deciding which phone is the best to invest in? We’ve got you covered! Read on below to see a review of the pros and cons of both phones!

Display

Just by looking at the phones it’s safe to say there’s definitely a huge difference between the 4 screens.

Spec-wise for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ we see 5.8” and 6.2” displays respectively. Both having Quad HD + Super AMOLED and certified with Mobile HDR Premium TM by the UHD Alliance. Most are pretty impressed with Samsung’s new achievement and its sharper looking screen.

While the iPhone 7/ 7 Plus that have 4.7” and 5.5” Retina HD displays respectively. Both have wide color display and dual-domain pixels for wide viewing angles.

Samsung also has a higher screen-to-body ratio phones compared to Apple’s.

Display win goes to Samsung: by a landslide.

Camera

On paper, both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have a 8MP AF front camera that has F1.7 Aperture and a rear camera of Dual Pixel 12MP AF and F1.7 Aperture. The phone’s camera is reminiscent of the camera hardware from Galaxy S7.

While the iPhone 7 has a 12MP camera with f/1.8 aperture and the iPhone 7 Plus has a 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8 aperture) and telephoto (f/2.8 aperture) cameras.

These phones were tested on the field by various reviewers. One of the highlights found is the iPhone 7 Plus gives a more natural image while the Galaxy S8+ gets better low light photos in this video. While this video shows Samsung’s flagship phone having vibrant colors while the iPhone 7 Plus has smoother panning.

Software and Processor

Apple is still considered having a smoother, updated yet simple platform that users can easily navigate through. And almost all Apple users, with 79% of active iOS devices are up to date with updates.

Unlike Android where only 4.9% of active devices use the latest Android Nougat. Most users are still using the Android Lollipop which was first released November 2014. Google can make a comeback by pushing through with their policies for their third-party apps.

Several reviewers initially tried to check out the performances of the phones such as this and this one in different ways.

Safe to say, both phones have their pros and cons and it’s a tie.

More than just superphones

During the launch, Samsung launched a lot of other devices that go with their flagship phone. There’s the new Gear 360, Gear VR, different types of unlocking the phone and the new DeX Station—making the device a mini-CPU.

For the iPhone 7/ 7 Plus we’ve also noticed different devices that can go with it. There’s the new Hover Camera Passport, Skoogmusic Skoog 2.0 Tactile Musical Interface, iDevices Switch Gamevice Controllers and more.

Bonus: Pretty sure at the back of your mind (and we can’t blame you) is this question: is there any chance the new Galaxy phones can or will burst into flames? Other than there’s no reports, we got to see this video. So it’s highly unlikely it’ll burst unlike the last one. Kudos Samsung!

Both seems to be great phones! But with greatness comes cost…

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Apple iPhone 7 Media Event Confirmed for September 7th

Apple today sent out media invites for an iPhone-centric event that will be held on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 am at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. Media invites (via The Verge) offer up a first look at the theme of the event and feature the simple tagline: “See you on the 7th.”

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The fall 2016 event is expected to see the debut of the next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which are rumored to feature improved cameras, better processors, and improved water resistance, implemented through the removal of the headphone jack and the introduction of a new flush, pressure-sensitive home button. Both devices are said to look similar to the iPhone 6s, with the same general size and shape, but with relocated antenna bands that no longer span the back of the devices.

Faster LTE and Wi-Fi speeds are rumored, as is a jump in storage space with 32GB positioned as the new minimum and a 256GB option rumored at the high end (possibility limited to iPhone 7 Plus). Display improvements first introduced in the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, including the True Tone feature able to adjust the display to match ambient lighting could be offered, and the larger iPhone 7 Plus is expected to have exclusive features like 3GB RAM and a dual-lens camera for crisper, brighter images.

Apple may use the event to debut a second-generation Apple Watch, said to include better waterproofing, an improved processor, and a built-in GPS chip. Design changes are not expected for the next-generation Apple Watch, but new materials and new bands are always a possibility. Apple rotates its Apple Watch band offerings on a regular basis and we expect to see new designs this fall.

Most of Apple’s Mac lineup is due for an update, but the most highly anticipated machine, the MacBook Pro, will reportedly not be debuting at the event, coming later in the year instead. It’s not known if other Macs will see a refresh announcement at the event, but it’s unlikely, and we’re also not expecting any iPad announcements at this time.

We will, however, get an update on the prospective launch dates of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10. We’re expecting to see iOS 10 and watchOS 3 launch shortly ahead of the release date of the next-generation iPhone (rumored to beSeptember 16 or September 23), while macOS Sierra could come a bit later, perhaps towards the end of the month. tvOS 10, as a new operating system, could launch alongside iOS 10 or alongside macOS Sierra.

In line with past events, the September 7 event will begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. As it has done with several past events, Apple is likely to stream the event live on its website and on the Apple TV.

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via MacRumors

Update: Apple has announced it will indeed be live streaming the event.

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The iPhone 7 Will Obliterate the Galaxy Note 7

The iPhone 7 will obliterate the Galaxy Note 7 and every other smartphone

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There are just a few weeks left before Apple finally unveils this year’s new iPhones, and we already think we know what the company has in store for us. By all accounts, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are going to be so much more exciting than you think.
Disregarding all the leaks and rumors, and looking at how Apple does things when it comes to the iPhone, I can tell you a few things about the iPhone 7. It’ll have better cameras and a better CPU/GPU than any previous iPhone – and these are two things Apple always insists on while presenting a new iPhone. And while Apple might not make this point on stage, I’ll bet you a rare Pokemon that the iPhone 7 will be the fastest smartphone in town this year. What makes me so sure? It’s all because of that iPhone 6s vs. Galaxy Note 7 speed test video we saw yesterday.

By now it’s crystal clear that nobody can keep up with Apple when it comes to smartphone performance. Apple’s 64-bit chip is miles ahead of the competition, and Qualcomm and the others are still struggling to put out a mobile processor that can compete with Apple’s A-series chips when it comes to performance. Secondly, Apple’s ability to optimize software to offer a faster experience is something other smartphone makers can only dream of.

Apple last year said that the A9 chip inside the iPhone 6s generation delivered 70% faster CPU and 90% faster GPU performance than the iPhone 6. If you made the jump from iPhone 6 to iPhone 6s you immediately notice the speed difference – and of course, the RAM bump helped as well.

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Source-BGR

Smaller iPhone 7 won’t have a dual-lens camera, but leak shows a surprise in store – BGR

Smaller iPhone 7 won’t have a dual-lens camera, but leak shows a surprise in store – BGR


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Smaller iPhone 7 won’t have a dual-lens camera, but leak shows a surprise in store
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Most people agree that the iPhone camera experience will be significantly different for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus buyers. Both devices should feature improved cameras, but the 5.5-inch smartphone will get a dual-lens camera that’s going to have a few …
The camera on the smaller iPhone 7 could be getting a feature that’s traditionally reserved for Apple’s largest iPhoneBusiness Insider
iPhone 7 camera may have optical image stabilization, just like the PlusThe Next Web
Leaked iPhone 7 camera hints at big improvementsCult of Mac
Mac Rumors –AppleInsider (press release) (blog) –iClarified
all 15 news articles »

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August 18, 2016 at 07:25AM

New Mockup Shows What the Rumored ‘Space Black’ iPhone 7 Plus Might Look Like

A new set of iPhone 7 images have emerged online, this time showing a mockup of the larger-screened, 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus in Space Black (via TechTastic). Earlier in the year, a sketchy rumor hinted that Apple might be introducing a “Deep Blue” color option in the 2016 iPhone lineup, but more recent reports have clarified that “Deep Blue” will ultimately be a darker version of the current Space Gray, now depicted in today’s pictures.

Although the Space Black images fall largely in line with recent mockups and image leaks for the iPhone 7, there are a few inconsistencies. The dual-lens camera bump on the iPhone appears slightly less raised than previous depictions of the back of the iPhone 7, and the mockup designates the model as an “S” edition, which has been lacking from anyprevious reports and remains an unlikely moniker given the name schemes of the current generation iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.


The pictures also include a Smart Connector on the back of the iPhone 7 Plus, which, at best, has been an inconsistent rumor leading up to the launch of the new iPhone next month. More recently, mockups and image leaks have leaned more towards Apple’s decision to not include the Smart Connector in the iPhone 7. The feature could also bespecific to the 5.5-inch iPhone Plus, or a third “Pro” model.


Elsewhere, the Space Black variant keeps up with rumors of what the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will look like: no 3.5 mm headphone jack, two speakers (one likely to be cosmetic), and rearranged antenna bands on the back. Apple might be preparing an all-new, flush Home Button on the next-generation iPhone devices as well. But, like most image leaks, it’s hard to be certain in the new pictures whether the Home Button is a new, pressure-sensitive option or just the traditional physical switch.


The new pictures follow a collection of high-resolution photos of a Gold mockup of theiPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that were posted last week. Apple is expected to reveal theiPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on September 7, with pre-orders beginning on September 9 and a potential launch one week later on September 16.

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via MacRumors

Comment: iPhone 7 camera bulge a big improvement on iPhone 6, but iPhone SE still leads the way

Comment: iPhone 7 camera bulge a big improvement on iPhone 6, but iPhone SE still leads the way

One of the observations I made in first impressions piece on the iPhone SE was how pleased I was to lose the camera bulge of the iPhone 6/6s. It really seemed to me that, in the iPhone 6, Apple was prioritizing an inconsequential bit of extra slimness over a pleasing design.

Assuming all the iPhone 7 mockup images are accurate, then Apple has smoothed out the edges on the upcoming model. I do think this is a big improvement aesthetically, and less likely to snag when removing it from a pocket. But when you put it up against the iPhone SE, as TWE has done with a mockup the site purchased from China, it still seems to me that the SE shows how it should be done …


Sure, the phone has to be marginally thicker to allow the current-generation camera to sit flush in the casing, but really, who cares? The difference in thickness between the iPhone 6s at 7.1mm and the iPhone SE at 7.6mm is literally half a millimetre.

That needs italics, I think. Half a millimetre. For that tiny difference – a difference nobody is going to notice unless you put the two down side-by-side on a desk, get your eye level down to the desk surface and stare hard – Apple has compromised the smooth aesthetics of the phone. That seems to me a great shame.

What do you think? Is the camera bulge a price worth paying for a half-millimetre reduction in depth? Or would you rather have the phone marginally thicker to get a flush camera? Let us know in the comments.

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via 9to5Mac https://9to5mac.com

August 14, 2016 at 09:37PM

Alleged iPhone 7 assembly schematics seem to kill hope for dual-speakers & more

Alleged iPhone 7 assembly schematics seem to kill hope for dual-speakers & more

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These alleged iPhone 7 schematics, according to NWE, leaked from an assembly plant that is presumably now kicking into production with little more than a month to go before the introduction of the device. While the leak doesn’t claim to show anything majorly new that we haven’t already seen in the non-stop leaks of the device in recent weeks, it does confirm much of what we’ve been seeing up until now if legit. On the other hand, it kills the hope some had for dual-speakers.

One tidbit spotted in the documents is the fact that the second speaker grill appears to be indicated as a microphone and not a second speaker like some have speculated from previous leaks that also showed the design change.

That second row of small holes along the bottom of the device is a change from the iPhone 6s and other current iPhones that only have one speaker grill with the headphone jack and microphone on the opposite side of the Lightning connector.

Apple has included dual speakers (and speaker grills) in other devices like the iPad mini, but it’s also used dual speaker grills with only one speaker and the other used for a microphone with past iPhones like the iPhone 5. That latter option, if the leaked schematics turn out to be real, appear to be what Apple will do with iPhone 7.

Yesterday an alleged iPhone 7 screen assembly leak appeared to hint at a redesigned Home button for the device, something we previously told you was rumored to be in the works. That hardware upgrade is expected to come alongside an improved camera system, repositioned antenna lines, the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, and the usual upgrade for other internal components. Several leaks have also now pointed at a possible new darker color option for the device with both space black and dark blue colors rumored.

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via 9to5Mac https://9to5mac.com

August 12, 2016 at 02:58AM

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to Feature Pressure-Sensitive Home Button With Haptic Feedback

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to Feature Pressure-Sensitive Home Button With Haptic Feedback

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will feature a flush pressure-sensitive home button in place of the physical switch button found on previous iPhones, according to a Bloomberg report filed this morning.

Citing people familiar with the matter, the news outlet said that the new models will have a pressure-sensitive button “similar to trackpads in the latest MacBook line” that will provide feedback to the user via a vibrating haptic sensation instead of a true physical click.

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Last month, Mac Otakara cited unspecified supply chain sources that it claimed confirmed the veracity of an April Stormmedia report suggesting the same thing. MacRumors has also heard the same rumor from DigiTimes and analysts at Cowen and Company, but Bloomberg‘s report today substantially increases the likelihood that the rumor is indeed accurate.

In addition, the article claims that the dual cameras now widely expected on the larger iPhone 7 will produce brighter photos with more detail, “according to a person who has used a prototype version of the upcoming device”.

Both sensors, which each capture color differently, simultaneously take a picture, and the device produces a single, merged photograph, said the person.

The dual system sharpens photos taken in low-light environments, the person said. The combination of the merged photos from the two camera sensors also allows users to zoom while retaining more clarity, the person added.

Elsewhere, Bloomberg noted that the new iPhones will have no antenna bands running across the back of the handsets, and Apple will remove the headphone jack in favor of connectivity via Bluetooth and the Lightning port. That will make room for a second speaker, said the paper’s source, who preferred to remain anonymous.

Other rumored features for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus not included in the article include a faster TSMC-made A10 processor, faster LTE and Wi-Fi, a slightly larger battery, and a minimum 32 GB of base storage.

Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus next month. Pre-orders could begin Friday, September 9, ahead of retail availability on Friday, September 16, according to noted leaker Evan Blass.

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via MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

August 7, 2016 at 08:56PM

Lightning EarPods spotted blasting tunes in real life

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iPhone 7 earbuds

 

iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods spotted blasting tunes in real life

A video has surfaced online, alleging to show Apple’s next-gen Lightning EarPods on an iPhone running iOS 9. While we’ve heard rumors that the iPhone 7 may ditch the headphone jack, and even seen blurry (and not-so-blurry) photos appearing to confirm the same thing, this is the first time a video has appeared to show…

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(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

August 1, 2016 at 02:17AM

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Pre-Orders Could Start September 9

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Pre-Orders Could Start September 9

Over the weekend well-known mobile phone leaker Evan Blass predicted that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus would release the week of September 12. A short time later, he predicted that it should launch on Friday, September 16. Today, Blass has followed up and reported that pre-orders would take place on Friday, September 9.

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Apple typically announces the newest iPhone a couple days before pre-orders start. With September 5 being Labor Day, it’s likely Tuesday, September 6 would be the day of Apple’s iPhone 7 event. The dates roughly line up with Apple’s usual pattern for iPhone releases. Last year, Apple announced the iPhone on September 9, started pre-orders on September 12 and released it on September 25.

Blass is well known for leaking details and images from Android smartphones well before official confirmations. A couple days before predicting the release week of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, he revealed that the codenames for Apple’s new smartphones are “Sonora” and “Dos Palos.”

This year’s iPhone models are not expected to feature significant design changes aside from the loss of the headphone jack. Instead, Apple is said to be introducing major new features for the 10th anniversary iPhone 8. The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 is expected to get an improved camera and optical image stabilization while the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus may gain a dual-lens camera system and 3 GB of RAM.

Other rumored features for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus include a faster TSMC-made A10 processor, repositioned antenna bands, faster LTE and Wi-Fi, a slightly larger battery, and a minimum 32 GB of base storage.

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via MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors