While I was shooting images for our all-shipping-iPhones camera test (SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and 7 Plus telephoto), I had quite a few people ask on Twitter about the iPhone 6. I didn't include it in our big test simply because it was too many iPhones to carry around NYC by myself — five was pushing it! — but I still wanted to give iPhone 6 owners an idea of how their shots might compare to the new 7 camera. So, without further delay, here's a quick test comparing all of Apple's 4.7-inch phones: I went through a variety of common shooting situations, as well as a section on color tests. We're working on getting galleries to properly display in the iMore app and on RSS; until then, to properly view these photos, please visit our website. How we tested I shot with the iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 over the course of a few days using just the phones and the Camera app. The resulting photos haven't been touched up in any way — they're exactly the way the … [Read more...] about Camera tests: Battle of the 4.7-inch iPhones 6, 6s, and 7!
On the average 7 5 times faster
Those of you that placed your pre-orders for a Nexus 7 in the Play Store may have been lucky enough to get your new Google tablet yesterday. To mark 24 hours with the new Nexus tablet, we wanted to talk about one of the more annoying issues that may not have been talked about yet, but is an issue that early adopters have to face every time a new Nexus device is released. The Nexus 7 hardware is solid - the device is a great size, it's fast, and really the only noticeable compromises are in the lack of a back-facing camera, and in the quality of the display. The camera may not be something you'll care about in daily use, but does cause issues as we'll get to, but the display is still good enough for most users. The Jelly Bean software is a great update that really does make Android feel better; it's smooth and responsive, and everything in the system seems to work just fine. The trouble isn't with the system, but with the app ecosystem. This isn't the same old rant … [Read more...] about 24 hours with the Nexus 7: it’s not all butter
T-Mobile has had less than three months since closing its purchase of MetroPCS to impose its will on the pre-paid carrier. So far, since the deal closed, MetroPCS has doubled its presence across the country and has opened stores in 15 new markets. Connecting to its new parent's HSPA+ and LTE pipeline, the average Metro customer will see speeds on the average 7 times faster than what they had experienced prior to the closing of the acquisition.MetroPCS' unlimited 4G plans start as low as $40 and are available in the 15 new markets announced on Thursday, doubling the pre-paid carrier's presence to 30 areas. All of the markets will offer the BYOD program, allowing customers to bring their own GSM flavored Windows Phone or Android model. That plan also supports the AT&T and T-Mobile branded Apple iPhone and the Verizon and Sprint branded Apple iPhone 5.The new markets announced today include Baltimore, MD; Birmingham, Ala.; Cleveland and Akron, Ohio; Corpus Christi, Texas; Fresno, … [Read more...] about T-Mobile doubles the reach of MetroPCS in less than three months
posted on 11 Mar 2014, 03:13 7 1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012) iGreat!!! posted on 11 Mar 2014, 08:13 7 22. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013) You obviously haven't bothered to read through that table. posted on 11 Mar 2014, 09:25 5 26. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013) At least they updated..4 year old hardware.. 49. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013) You mean they've updated all 5 of their phones. Really great effort on Apple's part. 50. blingblingthing (Posts: 596; Member since: 23 Oct 2012) @ kishin. posted on 11 Mar 2014, 09:39 0 28. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012) I read everything and I'm not iPhoney. I just looked at the improvements especially in the table. posted on 11 Mar 2014, 10:07 1 34. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014) If you want the newest features, that's the way it's going to be. You can't really … [Read more...] about Comments for : The iPhone 4 is significantly faster under the latest iOS 7.1 update
This story is sponsored by LG. PhoneArena's opinions in this article have not been affected in any way!Legend has it that a jolly white-bearded man lives up North, and once in December, he rewards all the kids that have been good throughout the year with presents of their choice. We wonder if his bag of gifts can hold enough smartphones as that's what most kids wish for nowadays. After all, they need something to send all those holiday tweets from. First things first, the LG G3 is designed to stand out. Sure, it is a big phone, and that's a realization one makes instantly after picking it up. But with its thin bezels, ergonomic shape, and high screen-to-body-size ratio, the G3 is surprisingly easy to wield for a handset of this caliber. The power button is placed on the back, right under your index finger, although instead of pressing it, you can conveniently double tap on the screen to wake the phone up. And when you wake it up, your eyes are treated to one of the G3's key … [Read more...] about LG G3: still holding strong after 6 months on the market
Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Recode by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Recode. At a glance, you’d be hard-pressed to tell Apple’s new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models, which go on sale Friday, from their 2015 and 2014 counterparts. They look almost identical, and are the same sizes. But once you get your hands on them, the differences are clear: better cameras, longer battery life, water resistance, doubled memory at essentially the same prices, and more. Oh, and upon closer inspection, you’ll notice something else: the disappearance of the age-old, standard, perfectly fine audio jack that fits every earbud and headphone you own. Yeah, I know. I’m not crazy about that change either. I’ve been using both the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus for nearly a week, equipped with the much-improved iOS 10 operating system (which will be … [Read more...] about Mossberg: Choosing the iPhone 7 is tougher than in the past
One of my longtime pet projects has been tracking the performance of new iOS versions on the slowest hardware that can run it. I was pleasantly surprised by the iPhone 3GS and iOS 6, but after that I was in for several years of disappointments. The iPhone 4 struggled to run iOS 7 well, and the iPhone 4S only fared a little better with iOS 8 and iOS 9. Then, last year, a reprieve: iOS 10 ran pretty well on the iPhone 5 and 5C, slowing the phone down just a little but remaining totally livable in spite of it. And now we come to iOS 11 and the iPhone 5S. Apple's transition to all-64-bit hardware and software, begun just four short years ago, has now completed, and the newest iPhones are easily four or five times faster. Does the iOS 11 update leave the original gold iPhone feeling shiny and new, or does it come away feeling tarnished? What you’re missing Every time a new iPhone is released, it does some stuff that previous iPhones couldn’t do. Sometimes that … [Read more...] about iOS 11 on the iPhone 5S: Slower, but not quite slow
The Note series surprised everyone, including Samsung, when it caught the public imagination and began to sell in large numbers. What was once thought of as comically big, has since become normal — the original Note, released in 2011, only had a 5.3-inch screen. We’ve come a long way since then and Samsung’s latest Note is a monster by comparison. We doubt there are many people using the original Note now, but the Note 5 is still going strong and so today we’re going to pit Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. Galaxy Note 5 to see if it’s time for an upgrade.Most people start to look for a new phone after around two years and that’s how long it has been since the Note 5 hit stores. Samsung skipped number 6 in the series, and the less said about the Note 7 the better, so the obvious choice to replace the Note 5 is the Note 8. Read more in our Galaxy Note 8 hands-on review. Samsung Galaxy Note 8Samsung Galaxy Note 5Size162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.95 x 0.34 … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. Galaxy Note 5: Time for an upgrade?
Any company can develop a powerful laptop. After all, everyone uses the same internal components: Intel Core processors, Nvidia or AMD graphics chips, and lightning-fast solid-state drives. You can even do it yourself if you have the knowhow, but Dell and Apple have the resources and institutional knowledge to take things a step further than the competition.The Dell XPS 15 and MacBook Pro 15 are natural rivals. Set them on a desk beside each other, and the comparisons almost make themselves. They’re both thoughtfully constructed from premium materials, feature high-end internal components, and they’re both flagship products from their respective companies.Each one represents thousands upon thousands of hours of research, development, and industrial design — and it shows. These laptops are impeccable, so to find out which one comes out on top in a direct comparison, we’re going to have to dig deep and get picky. Read on for more details.By the numbers Dell … [Read more...] about Dell’s XPS 15 vs. Apple’s MacBook Pro 15: Which premium laptop is the best on the market?