Front-facing cameras are never quite up to par with the main sensors, but having a good camera for taking selfies is important to a lot of people (maybe not so much these days while we're itching for a haircut). Both phones feature a single front camera tucked into a hole punch cutout, but the S20 offers a second, wider angle for taking group photos. The OnePlus 8 is limited to a single perspective, but its front camera is actually wider than Samsung's, even with the latter's extended view. … [Read more...] about Galaxy S20 vs. OnePlus 8 camera comparison: Zoom trumps macro
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Netflix has plenty of great licensed movies, too, and an absolute ton of originals, but right now the breadth of the HBO Max library makes an immediately exciting first impression. This feels like a real cinema lover's offering, which you'd expect from a movie studio that's been around as long as Warner Bros. That could easily change over time, though, as Netflix makes more awards contenders like Marriage Story and The Irishman and continues to secure great older movies to stream. … [Read more...] about Netflix vs HBO Max: why it’s a closer fight than you think
On the other hand, the Pixel Buds feature a bass-heavy sound with a balanced midrange but a slightly recessed treble. The Pixel Buds can sometimes sound hollow and dull depending on what audio you're playing. Unfortunately, you won't be able to customize their sound because Google does not offer a first-party equalizer for the Pixel Buds. Of course, you can always use a third-party app to tune the Pixel Buds but it isn't as great as a first-party option. … [Read more...] about Sony WF-SP800N vs. Google Pixel Buds (2020): Which should you buy?
Apple's latest iPhone SE for 2020 is a budget phone that serves as a sequel to its sleeper hit from 2016, the first iPhone SE. For the most part, the new iPhone SE follows Apple's original recipe. But it also added new upgrades like wireless charging and the A13 Bionic processor. At $399, the device is the most affordable iPhone in Apple's lineup today, offering modern hardware and iOS 13 features to more cost-conscious consumers. … [Read more...] about 2020 Budget phones: New iPhone SE specs vs. Pixel 3A, Galaxy S10E, Galaxy A51
We have a whole network of podcasts now and you can find them all in iTunes. They include the all new Ctrl Walt Delete podcast with Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel, which dives deep into tech; Verge ESP with Emily Yoshida and Liz Lopatto, which blurs the lines between science and entertainment, and What's Tech? with Christopher Thomas Plante, which explains technology in layman's terms. You might also want to check out Re/code Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher and Too Embarrassed to Ask featuring The Verge's Lauren Goode. … [Read more...] about Vergecast 197: our trip to the White House, the upcoming Apple announcement, and 360 vs. VR