iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Why iPhone X Remains The Undisputed Leader

When Apple launched the iPhone X, it was touted as the benchmark that was likely to define the smartphone industry in the subsequent ten years. But Samsung was not taking it lying down. It promised to hit the market with an incredible piece that would shake the market. The big promise is now out; the Samsung Galaxy S9. It features huge improvements from the previous version, Galaxy S8. However, there is a consensus that the Samsung Galaxy S9 did not match the iPhone X. Here is a closer look. The Bionic is still the speed leader With every new generation smartphone is a faster type of processor. Now, though the Snapdragon in the Galaxy S9 greatly improves the performance of the previous model, the Galaxy S8, it was still impossible to unseat the A11 Bionic CPU in the iPhone X. While the Galaxy S9 is the fastest piece in the Android family, iPhone still surpasses it by far. When compared on the Geekbench 4, iPhone X scores amazing 10,357 while Galaxy S9 comes a distant second with 8,295. Note that the higher the score, the better. Animoji beats the AR Emoji by a huge margin Animoji (3D animated emojis) that mimic your facial expression that was introduced with iPhone X is more engaging and highly polished. The Samsung Galaxy S9 AR Emoji was designed to counter the Animoji in iPhone X. However, they lack the fineness depicted in the former. Though Samsung deserves thumbs up for using its own spin in the AR Emoji, there are some things that do not actually work. The avator in the Galaxy S9...

4 Of the Biggest Smartphone Feature Trends For 2018

Every year, new smart phones are introduced into the market, with new features and technologies. For most fans, this is the most glorious time of the years, when they get to see the technologies they have only heard of. Fans of the biggest phone brands wait all year to be able to upgrade to the latest brands. 2017 was different, though; it was the year when this cycle seemed to have hit a plateau, with many of the innovations stalling and phones looking all too identical. This stall is not good for the phone companies, but for the consumer, this might be a blessing in disguise. The average consumer can now be able to predict what to expect with a high likelihood of accuracy. Here are some of the things one should expect from new phones in 2018: Facial recognition Made popular by Apple in 2017, the facial recognition is likely to be a main feature in almost all phones in 2018. Companies have already started introducing it, with One Plus rolling out its basic version in the 5T. After Samsung’s facial recognition was widely criticized in the S8, it is likely that the new phone’s facial recognition will be much more secure and smooth. LG and Google are also expected to follow suit with their new 2018 phones when they launch. Fingerprint scanners Fingerprint scanners are not exactly new, but there has been little consensus regarding where they should be. Even though it is expected that Apple will get rid of the fingerprint scanner in 2018, it is far from being obsolete. Generally, companies follow Apple’s lead but...

The Best Of 2018’s Planned Phone Launches

Are you looking to change phones in 2018? The options available now are pretty solid and reliable, but there is always the feeling that something good is coming just around the corner. With the level of competition in the mobile phone industry, the biggest companies are always releasing more improved versions of their models every other year. If you are one of those that would not like to be left behind when the 2018 phones come in, then you are in for a treat.  Here are some of the biggest models that industry giants are planning to roll out in 2018. The Apple iPhone 2018 Nobody knows what it will be called, at least not yet, whether it will be the XS, the iPhone 9 or X Plus. Whatever it will be called, if the hype that surrounded the iPhone X is anything to go by, this is likely to be the one model that will shut down the competition. Rumor has it that the next iPhone model will come in three varieties, with a mini and a plus version. It is unclear whether cheaper models will keep the X design, but there will be improvements on the performance and operating system. One thing is for sure, though. Fans should expect more than one iPhone in September, likely with better battery tech and accessories. Apple found itself playing catch up in the industry when it released the iPhone X. It will not want to do that again with this year’s version. IPhone SE2 The iPhone SE was apple’s small and cheap phone, and still the only one with a...

IOS 11 Latest Updates: What’s New and What to Expect In Future

Rarely does apple ever come out and detail what is contained in their updates, but this time they have. The tech company always reserves such announcements for huge updates, not for the relatively incremental regular updates. This is a trend that has started becoming popular in the past few months, as can be seen in the security patches for the iOS 11.2.5. A few weeks ago, Developer and researcher Abraham Masri shared details of a bug that could reportedly allow people to freeze iPhones with something as small as a text message. The bug, aptly named the text bomb, involves users sending URLs in text messages, and as the phone analyzes it, it would trigger a chain of events that would then lead to the phone crashing. Even though it did not provide details, Apple credited Masri in the security notes after fixing the bug. The iOS 11.3 The 11.2.5 update and security fixes prepares iOS devices for the launch of the Apple HomePod speaker. However, the bigger update is the iOS 11.3, which is set to be unveiled in the spring. The update will particularly deal with battery issues, which have hit the wrong end of the news in recent months. The company has admitted to slowing down of iPhones to prevent the unexpected shutdown due to batteries getting old. The iOS 11.3 update is a response to the backlash that this discovery received, with CEO Tim Cook assuring users that it would disable battery throttling. The iOS update will also show stats like the battery health and provide recommendations on if the battery needs servicing. Other expected...

Top 5 Tricks to Help You Take Perfect Photos with Smartphones

Ask anyone looking for a smartphone today and the first must-have feature he will tell you is likely to be the camera. However, it is surprising to note that many are those who find it very difficult to take great photos. It is not uncommon to get these phrases, “my hands were not stable when I took this photo” or “I wish I could be a photographer.” Therefore, how do you make perfect photos using a smartphone? Get it right on the rules of the thirds This is the bottom line of success in photography. The rule simply requires you to imagine the shot is split into nine rectangular segments with lines running between them. Some of the latest smartphones such as iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8, and pixel 2 XL allow users to pull out the grid. The target field should fit well in the grids to provide a perfect balance on all sides. Consider getting a steady support The main reason why your image on the phone appears blurred is that your hands were unstable. You can only get a clear shot when the camera is steady. One of the best ways of making the phone steady is getting steady support such as a tripod. If you cannot carry a tripod, consider placing the hands on a stable section such as table or sunroof. Some smartphones even allow users time the camera and take clear shots without standing behind the camera. For those who travel a lot, it is important to practice holding the phone on hands steadily. Activate the auto-focus for better shots While most phones...

Five Smartphones to Look Forward To In 2018

The smartphone world is evolving rather fast. In 2017 alone, the competition to win a bigger market share saw the evolution from feature-based phones to advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence. From the irresistible Samsung Galaxy S8 to the highly advanced iPhone X, the stage for future mobile phones has been set. Therefore, what should you expect in 2018? Samsung Galaxy S9 Samsung was rattled when its top rival, Apple, released the latest iPhone x. Now, Samsung is working on its flagship Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus with some of the most advanced features. The new devices will include AI assisted fingerprint scanner to close the gap with iPhone X. The lenses on the new galaxies will be placed horizontally but with enhancements to make them look more appealing than what was in Samsung Galaxy S8 Note. The S9 is expected to have 7nm Snapdragon 845 or 8nm 9810 processor and more than 4GB of RAM. But the design is not anticipated to change much from that of S8 model in the market today. It will be very interesting to see how the new Samsung will counter the latest iPhone 8. Apple’s iPhone (s) When Apple recently released iPhone 8, it demonstrated the zeal to take the iPhone technology to another level. The company is readying to take the innovation to the next level with new variants of iPhone X. It is expected to release three versions of iPhone X in 2018 to make the phone more affordable. One of the iPhone X variants is expected to feature an LCD-TFT display as opposed to the advanced OLED in...

All about no credit check mobile phones

There is a lot of hype surrounding no credit check mobile phones. Sadly, this hype leads to a lot of misinformation surrounding them making it imperative to sieve the lies from the truth and finally, educate the greater public on the real truth about no credit check phones. Reasons to turn to a no credit check plan There are a myriad of legitimate reasons why you could turn to a no credit check plan. The first reason is the most obvious, that you don’t want a credit check. This could be because your credit score cannot take a hit from another credit check luckily your phone plan provider doesn’t care. Another reason could be that you don’t need the accompanying device offered in a normal plan because you are completely comfortable with the device you have. That is, you already have the latest flagship such as iPhone x and only want a plan that offer minutes, texts and data. It could also be that you want a cheaper option. Normal plans are after all substantially more expensive that no credit check mobile phone plans. If you are on a tight budget, degrading to a no credit check plan may assist you in saving big time. Lastly, you may have bad credit and know that you are eligible for a normal plan. How to get a phone without undergoing a credit check There are so many ways you can get a phone without undergoing a credit check. First you can join a no credit check plan. Majority of these plans will offer you a device inclusive plan after a few...

Different Phone Casing Materials Advantages and Disadvantages

With the phone market flooded with all manner of phones, it may be extremely difficult to pinpoint the right phone for you. This situation isn’t made any simpler with the fact that different phones specifications’ are increasingly becoming similar. If you are the sort of person who doesn’t buy into a manufacturer’s branding narrative and therefore like to analyse a phone’s specification in detail; you know that the devil is in the detail. Different phones may look extremely similar on the surface but on a closer examination worlds apart. This proves true for phone casing materials too. Each phone casing material has its pros and cons as you will see below. Plastic Plastic is the most common phone casing material in the market. In fact there was a time when virtually all phones were made of plastic but that is not the case anymore. There are plenty other alternatives in the market. Nevertheless, manufacturers are yet to fully let go of plastic in making mobile devices. Frankly, it is no wonder why plastic has numerous benefits. For starters, it is cheap. This low cost often translates to the overall cost of the device. Thus, most of the devices made of plastic are cheap. Additionally, plastic is very scratch resistant so it hides most of blemishes on it. Its high impact resistance makes it considerably tougher than all other casing materials. Another benefit is compared to other materials it doesn’t suffer from network issues. However, as with all else, plastic has its downsides too. Its biggest problem is associated with its greatest advantage. That plastic is associated with affordability and...
Four Unique Features That Make iPhone X The Best Smartphone Today

Four Unique Features That Make iPhone X The Best Smartphone Today

The smartphone space has been evolving rather fast. Even before people can finish exploring all the features of a new smartphone, a new model will probably have hit the market. For example, Google Pixel 2 was released only a short moment after Apple released the much awaited iPhone 8. Now, if you are shopping for a new smartphone or looking to upgrade, the previous considerations such as bigger RAM and storage capacity are not the things to focus on. Rather, they should be the bottom line. One of the latest smartphones to enter the market is iPhone X from Apple. The phone has asserted the superiority of Apple’s innovativeness in the market today. Many people are pointing that iPhone x marks the entry of the next generation smartphones because of the advanced focus on artificial intelligence. In this post, we bring you five unique features that make this phone great and, therefore, a perfect piece for your upgrade. Sharpest display ever experienced on iPhone iPhone x comes with a very colourful OLED that has over 2 million pixels. This means that the texts will be sharper while video playback will be more impressive. Also, the screen runs from edge-to-edge to provide users a bigger viewing area without increasing the phone dimensions. Whether you are an executive or a student, the display guarantees better experience preparing reports, taking images, watching videos, or using AR tools. Facial recognition iPhone x allows users to register their faces and use it to unlock the phone. No need for passwords and finger scanners anymore. While some earlier models like the Galaxy S8 had introduced...
Four Special Features You Will Only Get In Pixel 2 XL

Four Special Features You Will Only Get In Pixel 2 XL

When Google launched Pixel 2 on 4th October 2017, it became apparent that a new force has entered the market. Its features have rattled even the top smartphones in the UK and other top markets globally. Many people who had planned to buy other top pieces especially Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 are now pausing to take a look at the latest developments from Google, especially on artificial intelligence. Here are five unique features that you can only get in Pixel 2 XL. Unlimited storage for photos and videos Since the onset of smartphones about 10 years ago, every person has become a photographer. From selfies with visitors at work to holiday portraits, people want to capture and immortalize everything using images. But space is always a limiting factor. Now, Google Pixel 2 XL provides a lifetime solution. The phone comes with an unlimited backup of photos and even videos at full resolution. This is great. Even your full resolution videos will be backed up on the cloud for free. This unlimited storage has been cited to be a game changer in the market because more people are now looking at functionalities as opposed to the appearance only. Smart storage If you thought that unlimited storage was all, hold on! Google has been in the smartphone world for long and appreciates the difficulty that people encounter in managing their videos and images. Pixel 2 XL comes with a new feature called Smart Storage that will manage all the videos and photos. With the feature, the phone senses when the storage is running out and automatically backs up some...