Sometimes, you just need a friend to convince you that you're right. Over the past weeks, I've had a few friends who are "lifelong" iPhone users message me and ask about switching away from Apple. They want to break their biannual iPhone upgrade cycle and eschew the new iPhone X for the Google Pixel 2. One of my friends wrote me this:"I'm really over Apple iPhones. I'm kind of into the Pixel 2, but that's only on Verizon, right? I don't like their unlimited plans. I like the iPhone X, but don't want it."After receiving a handful of similar messages, I decided to take this Pixel pining seriously and share my experiences with both phones. This comparison is less about proving which phone is "better," and more about why the Pixel 2 is a solid upgrade for someone who's always owned an iPhone. Now Playing: Watch this: The Pixel 2 makes it OK to leave Apple and skip the iPhone... 5:42 So much cheaperLet's start with cost. A new 64GB Pixel 2 is $350, £370 or AU$500 cheaper … [Read more...] about Why the Pixel 2 might be the best iPhone upgrade
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OnePlus is back with its best-ever device: the OnePlus 6, a £469 underdog with specs to match its pricey foes. The emphasis is squarely on performance this time round, with design flourishes pinched from Samsung and Apple. The end result is a zippy device that’s ideal for everyday app use and hardcore gaming, but a mixed bag elsewhere. It looks like an iPhone X, thanks to the notch at the top, which is quickly becoming the rage on Android phones cheap and pricey. The premium feel extends to its all-glass design – a first for the Chinese startup – with Galaxy S9-style curved edges to top it off. And if you decide to toggle off the notch, it ends up looking even more like Samsung's flagship. OnePlus 6 specsThe tech specs in detail... Screen: 6.28-inch fullHD AMOLED display Chip: Snapdragon 845 (64-bit, 2.8GHz) RAM: 6GB / 8GB Storage: 64GB / 256GB Battery: 3,300mAh Dimensions: 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75 mm Weight: 177 grams Waterproof: Yes (no IP-rating) Rear Camera: … [Read more...] about OnePlus 6 review – this £469 smartphone is a better buy than Apple’s iPhone X
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
Tech & Science Smartphones Apple Embracing Huawei’s new flagship smartphone, the P20 Pro, is this reporter’s first time stepping out of Apple’s walled garden in years. Ever since puchasing the iPhone 3G, when the time came to upgrade, the process was always the same—nod and accept the next iteration without question. It was time for a change. Last month, China’s Huawei put on a show with the launch of its latest P-range device, teasing DSLR-like quality from its 40-megapixel camera to a conference in the heart of Paris, France. It was obvious the firm—which has struggled to gain traction in the U.S.—was now aiming to compete with the top-of-the-line phones from Apple and Samsung, but can it even make a mark? Newsweek put the trusty iPhone back in the drawer and, for just over a week, endeavored to find out. First impressions Out of the box, the P20 Pro feels premium. It comes bundled with what you would expect—wall … [Read more...] about iPhone Killer? Ditching Apple for the New Huawei P20 Pro: Which Is Better?
Best overall: Bose QuietComfort 35 Series I See at Amazon For years, the Bose brand has been the gold standard for active noise-canceling headphones, and its new Bluetooth over-ear model continues that proud tradition. Though other brands have edged closer to the company's top-tier quality over the years, we still think Bose is the headphone manufacturer to beat.The QuietComfort 35 Series I (QC35 I for short) was the company's first wireless pair of over-ear noise-canceling headphones, and it excels in comfort, quality, and muting the outside world. When it comes to rocking a good set with your iPhone for a flight or commute, the QC35 is simply the best.Bottom line: If you want Bluetooth headphones that deliver on comfort, epic noise cancellation, and overall sound quality, you can't go wrong with the Bose QuietComfort 35 Series I.Status: Released June 2016; its current successor is the QC 35 II, but the QC35 I is still our overall favorite. Why the Bose QC35 are the best The best … [Read more...] about Best Bluetooth Headphones for iPhone