Recently in DxOMARK camera ranking, Huawei’s P30 Pro defeated Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ to receive the status of the highest rated camera in a smartphone with a score of 112. But it appears that Samsung is not willing to accept this defeat.

Samsung has officially posted a poster on Weibo that the 112 score of Huawei P30 Pro is for photography only, whereas DxOMark usually also assigns separate scores for another main feature of smartphone camera capabilities i.e. selfies. As the Galaxy S10+ scored 96 in selfies which is far more than any Huawei phone as Samsung revealed in the artwork; 109+96 is greater than 112+89. Hence, Samsung is claiming the top spot for Galaxy S10+ instead of Huawei P30 Pro.

It must be noted here that DxOMARK is a camera-benchmarking website which scientifically tests the ability of a smartphone camera. A few weeks ago, DXOMARK released their review on the Galaxy S10 Plus which received the highest ever front camera rating of 96, beating Pixel 3 and Galaxy Note 9 and the joint-highest rear-camera rating of 109. However, a day after P30’s launch the website declared Huawei P30 Pro a champion in the rear camera and the overall smartphone camera rating.

Meanwhile, if we count a cumulative score the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 would also be superior in terms of overall camera performance as compared to Mate 20 Pro. However, it must be kept in mind that DxOMark is just one system of review, whereas real-world assessments include various testing systems when judging smartphone camera expertise.

An estimation published by TechInsights reveals the component value of Samsung’s latest flagship. The 128GB storage model, which is the base variant belonging to the Galaxy S10 Plus, features component costs amounting to $420, making the total $40 more than what it took to make the 64GB Galaxy S9 Plus variant. It isn’t difficult to believe that the most expensive component in the entire list is the Galaxy S10 Plus’ 6.4-inch Infinity-O AMOLED screen, with a price of $86.50.

Looking at the impressive screen-to-body ratio, coupled with the two camera cutout holes at the front of the phone, the bill difference is evident. The second-most expensive component is the Exynos 9820 and modem, costing $70.50. Adding the triple camera setup at the backside paired with the dual-sensors at the front of the flagship also increased the price to $56.50, with storage and RAM costing an estimated $50.50. We are certain that because Samsung manufactures its own RAM and flash memory chips, it would cost the company less than what it would cost its clients for the same two components.

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The bundled accessories cost $34.50, and in case you forgot, Samsung generously included a 128GB storage card in the packaging. It will be interesting to see how much the most expensive model costs the Korean giant, which retails for $1599.99 and sports 12GB RAM coupled with a whopping 1TB of flash memory. The bill of materials carrying a cumulative price of $420 represents around 42 percent of the retail price.

Additionally, the cost of marketing, shipping, R&D, and others obscure the entire story, and since those costs aren’t listed in the TechInsights estimates, we just have the bill of materials to rely on. Regardless, even a $420 bill is significantly high as you’ll find several premium mid-range handsets carrying a similar price tag.

Source: TechInsights

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fold alongside the Galaxy S10 series at its Unpacked event. While the Galaxy S10 phones were later demoed at the announcement, the company didn’t put the Galaxy Fold on display, which led to several questions about the phone. While some of them remain to be answered, such as whether the screen will crease in the middle and what its dimensions are, Samsung has now proceeded to open up more about its most expensive handset.

Samsung isn’t the only company that has introduced a foldable phone. Huawei unveiled its Mate X earlier at MWC 2019, which folds outwards, and Xiaomi has also teased a prototype which features dual folds. Samsung says that it considered different designs for the Galaxy Fold but ultimately settled on an inward fold as it better protects the main display of the product.

According to Samsung UK’s director of product, services, and commercial strategy, Kate Beaumont, making a device that folds on the outside doesn’t require the same amount of research and development like a device which folds with a lower angle degree on it. Such a design would apparently make the Galaxy Fold more usable and durable. Samsung is going to hold another press conference for the Galaxy Fold in April prior to its release on April 26.

Unlike other Samsung phones, the Galaxy Fold would only be available in select locations and it will be produced in limited numbers. Samsung has touted it as a super premium device and wants to make its purchase a very personal experience. The company has also promised intensive after-sales service for the phone. This is all part of a campaign to market the Galaxy Fold as a premium, exclusive device, but also because customers will be willing to shell out close to $2000 for the foldable handset.

Restricting its supply and availability would make it stand out from other devices that are freely available and can be tried out at any store. The $1,980 Galaxy Fold will be sold in a premium packaging and will also come with free Galaxy Buds that would otherwise cost $130. It remains to be seen which sales strategy would be used by the company to sell its foldable phone.

Samsung has not reported how many units of the Galaxy Fold will be made for the masses, but considering its price, the company will most likely be playing it safe with a smaller figure.

Source: The Verge

Samsung CEO Dj Koh took on stage yesterday to make some very important announcements regarding the Galaxy S10 models and Samsung’s first ever foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold. He also announced that Samsung has sold more than 2 billion Galaxy smartphones worldwide and the anniversary of the Galaxy S smartphones was probably the best day to make that announcement.

To put that number into perspective, we have around 7.7 billion people on our planet and that makes Samsung’s reach to an approximate 25.9 percent of the human population, which frankly is quite a staggering figure showing Samsung has quite a large fanbase. In comparison to Apple, the Cupertino-based company has sold over 1 billion iPhones during its first decade.

Samsung announced 5 Galaxy models yesterday which include the Galaxy S10E, Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10 5G, and the Galaxy Fold during its UNPACKED event. The Galaxy S10E will directly compete with the iPhone XR whereas the other two S10 variants will compete with the iPhone XS and XS Max respectively. The Galaxy S10 5G will remain exclusive to Verizon before it is available to other carriers in the US. As for the Galaxy Fold, it is Samsung’s take on a foldable smartphone and the first ever in the Galaxy lineup.

Do you think Samsung will be able to maintain its record-breaking sales stats in the years to come?

After months of leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup is now official. As expected, the Korean tech giant has launched three new smartphones yesterday. These are the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus and Galaxy S10e. The third device is a new, entry-level gadget, and you can find all the details for it here. So let’s take a look at what the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus have to offer.

Samsung Galaxy S10 And Galaxy S10 Plus Specifications: Snapdragon 855 Processor, Up To 12GB RAM And Triple Rear Cameras

After the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT, the Galaxy S10 smartphones now also feature Qualcomm’s latest processor, the 7nm Snapdragon 855. The 855 features a completely different cluster architecture over its predecessor and Qualcomm’s AI support on the chip will usher in a new era of software development.

Moving towards the RAM count, the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus will be available with three different configurations. Battery capacity for the Galaxy S10 is 3400mAh and for the S10 Plus, it is 4100mAh. Both the devices also support USB Type-C. The pair will be available in two storage+RAM configurations. You can take a look at all the technical specifications in the table below.

For a brief look, here are the RAM+storage configurations of the two smartphones. Keep in mind that both gadgets support LPDDR4X RAM:

Galaxy S10: Galaxy S10 Plus:
RAM: 8GB 8GB/12GB
Storage: 128GB/512GB 128GB/512GB/1TB

Galaxy S10 And S10 Plus Display Specifications: Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Displays With 3040×1440 QHD+ Resolution

Moving towards their displays, the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus feature 6.1″ and 6.3″ display panels respectively. These displays have a 3040×1440 pixel resolution and their cover glass is the Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The displays are what Samsung calls Dynamic AMOLED panels capable of HDR+. These panels, according to the company, are some of the most advanced found in smartphones. Most color accurate display ever on a mobile device. This display also reduces blue light emissions by 42%.

The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus are also Samsung’s first smartphones to feature ultrasonic fingerprint recognition. As opposed to traditional fingerprint sensors, Samsung claims that this feature maps a 3D image of your fingerprint leading to a more secure solution. The ultrasonic sensor also performs better in all lighting conditions as compared to others. Your data is protected by machine learning algorithms, although all fingerprint computations are still performed by the smartphone’s CPU. Display brightness for these displays is 800 – 1200 nits.

Samsung’s representatives on stage were also careful to mention the company’s brand new laser cutting technique that was hard to develop. According to the company, slicing out a portion of the display with laser damages the surrounding pixels, making it hard to maintain a consistent output.

 

 

 

Galaxy S10 And Galaxy S10 Plus Camera Specifications: Three Rear Camera Sensors With 12+12+16MP Resolutions; Dual Front Camera Setup For The S10 Plus, Single For The S10

The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus also receive important upgrades in the photography department. While the S9 and S9+ differ in rear lens options, this isn’t the case with their successors. Both the S10 and S10 Plus feature three photographic sensors at the back. These are capable of Telephoto, Wide angle and Ultra Wide angle with 12MP, 12MP and 16MP resolutions respectively.

The smartphones can expand a 0.4-second video clip for 14.8 seconds and a 0.8-second clip for 27.6 seconds for Super Slo-Mo video recording. This is a big upgrade over the Galaxy S9 lineup, showing how well the Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9820 can handle the computations. Speaking of which, Samsung’s Scene Optimizer is also updated, and it can now recognize 30 different scenes (up from the S9’s 20 scenes). The S10 pair will capture dramatic 2K slow motion videos for longer than its predecessor.

Moving to their front cameras, the Galaxy S10 has only a single lens while the S10 Plus has two. The Galaxy S10’s front camera has a 10MP resolution with an f/1.9 aperture width. It supports Dual Pixels, Auto Focus and Ultra-High Definition Selfies. The Galaxy S10 Plus has an additional 8MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture width. The front cameras also support AR Emoji, live focus, zoom effect, live effect and color point effect.

Galaxy S10 And Galaxy S10 Plus: Design Details And Miscellaneous Features

Finally, let’s move towards the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus’ design details and other miscellaneous features. The smartphones are IP68 certified and feature an all display design with minimum bezels. Additionally, they also keep Samsung’s trademark sloping edge design, and their rear cameras are horizontally arranged. Furthermore, Samsung’s latest laser drilled AMOLED displays ensure a non-intrusive viewing experience.

The Galaxy S10 pair support AKG headphones and speakers. They also support HDR10+ playback and recoding. The S10 also allows Dolby ATMOS sound. Both the S10 and S10 Plus will be available in Prism White, Prism Black and Prism Green color options. The larger Galaxy S10 Plus will also be available in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White color options, but these will be limited to 1TB internal storage and 12GB RAM. The S10 also increases storage to 1.5TB via a MicroSD card, and the gadget supports WiFi6, making it the first phone on the planet with this support.

Additionally, the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus will also support two nano SIMs, or one nano-SIM and one MicroSD card.

The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus will be available in six different color options. These are:

  • White
  • Black
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Pink

Additionally, the S10 Plus will be available in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White. For those of you wondering about headphones, Samsung’s latest smartphones will come with a 3.5mm earphone jack as well.

If there is one reason why you should get a Samsung phone in spite of better offerings, it involves the amount of radiation being emitted. Recently, a study by The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz) released a database of phones and the amount of radiation they emit.

The database includes all current phones that were released as of December 10, 2018, and the measurement is done with the handset on the ear while calling.

On the phones with the least radiation emitted, five Samsung phones made it to the list, with the Galaxy Note 8 emitting the least amount of radiation at 0.17 watts per kilogram. The other Samsung phones that are part of the list include the Galaxy A8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Galaxy S9+

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On the other side of the spectrum, Xiaomi and OnePlus lead the top 10 for phones with the most radiation emitted. The Mi A1 tops the list at 1.75 watts per kilogram.

Samsung is just about ready to launch their new Galaxy S10 flagship series this month. Unlike last year, Samsung is launching their new phones ahead of the biggest smartphone show on Earth, Mobile World Congress. The world will meet Samsung’s new flagships on Feb. 20, but you don’t have to wait that long to find out what the company has in store for their flagship line. Here’s everything we know about Samsung’s Galaxy S10 so far:

1. It’ll come in four variants

Samsung’s flagship S series typically came in two models: regular and plus. But this year we expect Samsung to unveil four versions of the Galaxy S10: a limited edition variant of the top-end model which is expected to come in a ceramic coating, the top-end Galaxy S10 Plus, the regular Galaxy S10 variant and a smaller Galaxy S10e.

The main differences here is the screen size: the Galaxy S10 Plus and the limited edition variant are expected to come with large, 6.4-inch displays, while the regular S10 variant will have a 6.1-inch screen. The smallest, pint-sized variant will have a 5.8-inch panel.

2. More new tech than ever before

Samsung’s made very iterative changes to its previous flagships, but that’s no longer the case with the S10. The Korean company is stuffing the new phone with every new tech possible, which includes an ultrasonic in-screen display scanner, hole-punch cameras in lieu of a notch (two of them in the case of the S10 Plus), reverse wireless charging, triple cameras and depending where you are in the world, either Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 or Samsung’s own Exynos 9820 inside.

3. Possible 1TB of storage for the top-tier model

Lest we forget, Samsung makes storage solutions for other smartphone vendors and PCs as well as make phones and other appliances. The company just recently announced that they’ve already begun mass producing the world’s first 1TB embedded Flash Storage for phones. It’s very likely that the company will be putting these 1TB eUFS storage chips in the top-tier, limited edition Galaxy S10 Plus.

4. Still no notch, but it’ll have hole-punches instead

Samsung’s smartphones so far have managed to keep away from the whole notch bandwagon, but it seems they’re finally succumbing to another, emerging design trend this year: the hole-punch display. All of the Galaxy S10 models are expected to come with hole-punch displays, with cameras offset to the upper left side in lieu of a typical notch.

Additionally, the Galaxy S10 Plus is expected to come with two front-facing cameras. The second camera will likely be for wide-angle selfies.

5. Triple camera for Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus

The smaller variant of the S models usually only rocked a single camera with the larger Plus model getting the multiple camera treatment. That’s no longer the case with the new S10 lineup – from leaked renders, it looks like both the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus will have triple camera modules, arranged horizontally across the phone’s rear.

The smaller Galaxy 10e will have dual cameras as well as a more traditional fingerprint scanner integrated on the frame of the phone. The Galaxy 10e is more than likely targeted to a wider base of users thanks to a lower price point.

Samsung Electronics has today announced that it has developed Exynos Modem 5100, the industry’s first 5G modem that is fully compatible with 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 15 (Rel.15), the most up-to-date standard specification for 5G New Radio (5G-NR).

Built on power-efficient 10-nanometer (nm) process technology, the new modem also supports legacy radio access technologies designed into a single chip.

The Exynos Modem 5100 supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrums specified in 3GPP’s 5G standard as well as legacy networks, including 2G GSM/CDMA, 3G WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, HSPA, and 4G LTE, with a single chip solution. As 5G is expected to be first deployed over existing network infrastructures, commercial implementation will benefit from the single-chip design that maximizes data transmission efficiency and reliability between other communication networks.

The modem delivers a maximum downlink speed of up to 2-gigabits per second (Gbps) in 5G’s sub-6-gigahertz (GHz) settings and 6Gbps in mmWave settings, which are about 1.7 and five times the data transfer speeds of its predecessor respectively. Fast and stable data communication can also be secured in 4G networks with the downlink speed of 1.6Gbps.

5G’s capability to transmit large-capacity data and real-time low-latency communication is expected to bring new user experiences not only in mobile but also in areas such as the Internet of Things (IoT), ultra-high resolution videos, holograms, real-time artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous driving.

Exynos Modem 5100 is also offered with radio frequency IC (RFIC), Envelope Tracking (ET) and power management IC (PMIC) solutions, and will be available to customers by the end of 2018.

Counterpoint Research has revealed its latest Market Pulse report on which smartphone models were purchased most often around the world in the month of May.

According to purchase receipts, Apple has three models within the top five positions: the iPhone 8 Plus took fifth at 2.1 percent, the iPhone X was third at 2.3 percent and the iPhone 8 had pole position at 2.4 percent — it’s the first month in Counterpoint’s tracking that the iPhone X has not led Apple’s pack since its launch.

For Samsung, the Galaxy S9 was inches behind first at 2.4 percent while the Galaxy S9 Plus trailed the iPhone 8 Plus in sixth place at 2.1 percent. Sales in the United States were steady, but European sales slipped. Overall, the company expects that slowness to have a major impact of its second quarter earnings.

For Xiaomi, its budget Redmi 5A was fourth at 2.2 percent and the Redmi 5 Plus took ninth with a 1.3 percent share. The mid-range Huawei P20 lite was seventh and the high-end vivo X21 — with its in-display fingerprint sensor — followed, each with about 1.4 percent. Rounding the list was OPPO’s refreshed A83 with 1.2 percent. The Chinese brands did best in their home market as well as India.

As the big OEMs’ loosen up on the throttle for the spring, Chinese brands have taken up the rear of the ship. In April, both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ took the top spots while the Galaxy S8 was tenth. Five of the top ten shareholding spots were held by Apple that month. Xiaomi, with sixth and eighth positions, was the only Chinese representative.

Samsung Electronics has opened the world’s largest manufacturing plant in India.The factory is claimed to be the world’s biggest, with a production capacity of up to 120 million phones annually.

Samsung’s decision to expand their existing operations come courtesy of the Government of India’s Made in India Initiative, which also saw Apple deciding to start production of the iPhone 6 locally in India. The Made in India initiative has attracted a record amount of $62 billion of foreign direct investment to the country.

The Indian market is one of the most enticing markets worldwide. With a population of 1.3 billion people and a current smartphone user base of 425 million people, India is the second largest smartphone market in the world. To further sweeten these numbers, this figure is expected to grow to 700 million users by 2021. This growth rate is in line with the current growth of the Indian market, which saw a 14% rise in shipments in 2017.

According to Samsung, the factory will produce a number of smartphones, starting from budget phones priced near $100 all the way up to the flagship model, Galaxy S9. The Indian market is intensively price-sensitive, which can be seen by how Samsung wanted to meet consumer demands by expanding their production capacity instead of importing handsets into the country (which would subject them to a tax of 20%).

Although Samsung is the top smartphone manufacturer globally, it has failed to retain its throne in India, wherein it was taken over by Xioami. Xiaomi has multiple factories set up throughout the country now the question is, will Samsung’s initiative actually have a role in increasing their market share in the country or will they be overpowered by other manufacturers like Xiaomi in the future as well?

India is progressing rapidly in the field of technology. They have managed to attract many multinational companies to the country. This progress should serve as a base for the Ghanaian government to introduce measures that bring these companies to Pakistan as well. After all, we want more jobs too, right?

These devices really stole the hearts of people all over the world  as they arrived in the market and hence they became the best sellers. But obviously, that in no way suggests that you should buy them now as technology has gone far ahead in the game. But looking at the list will definitely take you down the memory lane and you would really feel that you can do anything to get hold of the phone once more because they will bring out your best memories:

1. Nokia 1100 -220 million+ units sold

This model was the best selling smartphone of all time. the phone came in 2003 and featured a simple design along with a small monochrome display and a flashlight as well. What made the phone everyone’s favorite was impressive battery life and a sturdy body along with affordability. The phone was easily available all over the world as Nokia had a strong and wide-ranging distribution network.

2. Nokia 1110 – 220 million+ units sold

The phone definitely offered the basic functions and did not even have a camera. But back in those days, people were only interested in calling and texting. The design was simple and the phone was quite affordable and that’s why it was popular among college students. You could also play the famous Snake game when you needed some fun and back in 2005, this was really a fun thing to do.

3. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus – 220 million+ units sold

The phone was one of the most popular phones in 2015. These phones cannot be compared to the latest iPhone X when it comes to specs but surely these phones offered a lot of new features such as their displays were upgraded from their predecessor iPhone 5s that had 4-inch display. They featured 4.7 and 5.5-inch displays.

4. Nokia 3210 – 150 million+ units sold

The phone is really very old. It came in 1999 some 19 years earlier. Phones in those days were used to make phone calls and send texts. Those days when you had to press the button two or three times while writing a text.
The handset had a sturdy body and came in many colors. Also, the phone had that popular snake game we all loved to play.

5. Nokia 1200 – 150 million+ units sold

Like other Nokia phones, this phone was also loved for its amazing battery life. It offered a seven-hour talk time and on standby mode, the battery lasted for 390 days. A phone having a flashlight was not just an ordinary thing back in those days. You needed to press scroll up key for some time and the flashlight would turn on.
The phone offered great value for money.

6. Nokia 6600 – 150 million+ units sold

This Nokia phone came back in 2003 and quickly gained popularity among the masses. Back in those days, it was a very impressive phone and was considered a high-end phone as it cost a bit too much. The design was quite novel and that was a major reason people fell for it. the phone offered a 2.1-inch display and a camera.

7. Nokia 5230 – 150 million+ units sold

The phone started gaining popularity in 2010. The phone had 3G internet support and featured a 3.2 inch screen.
Even though this phone did not offer Wi-Fi connectivity, it had 2 MP of camera. You could even use that phone for browsing the internet. Bluetooth connectivity allowed people to share audio and video songs with each other. The phone also offered support for microSD memory cards.

8. Samsung E1100 – 150 million+ units sold

This phone was also known for its sturdy body and awesome battery life. The phone was quite popular when it came in 2009 almost a decade back. It featured 1MB of storage which was quite a lot back in those days. The built-in flashlight was actually quite amusing to the users. But the best part was a battery life of 13 days on standby.

9. Nokia 2600 – 135 million+ units sold

The phone was very popular in 2005 but the phone didn’t offer much and that was actually served to its advantage. Probably the best features of the phone were a Bluetooth connectivity and a 1.5-inch display. It had a rock solid body and not having a camera did not seem to bother people much. The phone was popular because it could literally not break no matter how many times u accidentally throw it and the battery lasted too long. Affordability made it the best option for students back in those days.

10. Moto Razr V3 – 130 million+ units sold

If you possessed this phone back in 2004, you were really the coolest one. The phone has eye-catching design that could set you apart from the crowd if you were seen using it. This is the highest flip phone ever. Sure, it had an only 2-megapixel camera but it was still perfect in every sense at that time.

Android Go – or, by its full name, Android Oreo: Go Edition – is a laudable initiative coming from Google. It is an operating system that has all the security features of the fully-fledged Android Oreo but with a much smaller storage footprint and much less memory consumed, making it capable of running on entry-level hardware. The minimum specs for Android Go are 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. And this translates to much cheaper phones released by established manufacturers that will come with high-speed broadband to make it easier and safer for you to create a Betway mobile online sports account, and benefit of better quality post-sales services in the years to come. Here are some of the most promising Android Go phones announced (or even released) this year.
Nokia 1
HMD Global announced the Nokia 1 handset back in February and released it in April. The phone is built in a way similar to one of the most resistant Nokia smartphones ever, the Lumia 620 – it is put in a plastic shell that makes it tougher than the average. The phone is equipped with a quad-core MediaTek MT6737M SoC running at 1.1GHz, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, a 5MP main camera, a 2100mAh battery, and has a 4.5″ IPS LCD screen.
Without a contract, the phone costs about $115 but it will surely be available at various mobile carriers at a heavily discounted price. It makes a perfect first smartphone for anyone.
Blackview A20
A20, the first Android Go smartphone released by Hong Kong-based manufacturer Blackview, is the textbook definition of an affordable handset. It comes with a MediaTek MTK6580 Quad Core 1.3GHz SoC, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, a dual rear camera, a 5.5″ IPS LCD screen, a 3,000mAh battery pack, and running Android Go. The phone can be ordered from Gearbest for a very friendly price tag – it costs just $59.99.
Samsung, Huawei, others
Many manufacturers are preparing to launch their Android Go phones this year. Among them, giants like Samsung, rumored to prepare for the launch of its first Android Go phone called the J2 Core, Huawei, that announced that it prepares its own take on the affordable phone market, Chinese phone maker ZTE that announced the Tempo Go earlier this year, and Alcatel, the French smartphone maker that plans to take its Android Go phone 1X to the US market and beyond. And there are many less-known manufacturers, like Micromax, General Mobile, and Lava International that also plan to release their own lightweight and low-priced models later in the year.

Samsung has recently announced the launch of its Galaxy J2 Pro smartphone. The device supports all the essential functions of the phone such as calling and texting but it cannot connect to 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, or even Wi-Fi. This smartphone is the first of its kind that does not provide support to all the connectivity functions.

The smartphone comes with DioDic4 English dictionary app, a calendar app, calculator, and an FM radio. There is technically an LTE modem in the phone, it’s disabled for everything but calls and texting. If you want, you can even opt or a data plan that limits how many texts you can send.

The internet free device is aimed towards students in particular who need to focus on their studies without any distractions. Using Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro wouldn’t give students to access to the outside world whether it’s social media, games, or even a web browser. It will help them to get focused on their task. However, this smartphone can also be an option for people who don’t use the internet from their smartphones and only need to make phone calls or send text messages.So if you want to curb your internet addiction this is the right phone for you

It is currently available in two colours, black and gold .

Specifications of Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro:

  • 5-inch QHD Super AMOLED display
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 1.4GHz quad-core processor
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 2,600mAh replaceable battery
  • Storage microSD slot

We know that Apple has made a significant upgrade in iPhones by introducing its first OLED device, iPhone X. And for that big company like Apple who else could have met its production requirements other than the South Korean giant, Samsung. As of now, it appears that Apple has finally realized that those expensive OLED panels are one of the many factors that are making the total cost of its final product much costly, as far as a report goes.

A previous report hints that Samsung is expected to earn $22 billion from iPhone X’s OLED displays. However, the new report sheds light that Samsung is planning to produce 200 million OLED panels this year, of which 100 million panels are for Apple. Samsung and Apple are in negotiations over the price of the OLED panels, and Apple is reportedly asking for price cuts for those panels. The scale at which Apple buys OLED displays gives it the bargaining power to demand better prices from Samsung but keeping in view how clever those Koreans are Apple may finally have to beg for a price cut.

Samsung, on the other hand, is struggling to fill up OLED production capacity. Furthermore, analysts expect iPhone design upgrades for this year to benefit the South Korean industry. Apple will use Flexible Printed Circuit Boards (FPCBs) on the 2018 lineup; currently, only the iPhone X uses the board based on liquid crystal polymers.

Samsung has also started its production lines for Apple’s next iPhones. As the OLED market stabilizes, LG will take on some of Cupertino’s orders as well. The display for this year’s iPhone lineup won’t change significantly; LG will use the existing line to produce them.

We also expect that the company will launch an LCD display smartphone in its 2018 iPhone lineup. This smartphone will receive the bulk of Cupertino’s orders, as Apple believes it will outsell its counterparts with OLED displays. On that note, we’ve got some fresh news from South Korea with details on Apple and Samsung’s negotiations for this year’s iPhones and their display panels.

It’s quite hard nowadays to decide which smartphone has the best camera in the market, some are good with selfies, other have some excellent rear cameras whereas some are excellent in making videos. The best smartphones can perform overall even in low-lights as well as in daylight. DxO marking is the image specialist, and its Mobile scores and rankings are based on testing every camera using the same procedure, an extensive process that includes taking almost 1,500 pictures and dozens of video clip recordings which are sometimes more than two hours. Here is the list of  the best smartphones according to the DxO.

1.Huawei P20 Pro-Overall score is 109

Bow down to the king of the list, the Huawei P20 Pro has the best smartphone camera in the world. Huawei P20 doesn’t have a single-camera setup or a dual-camera setup, it has a triple-camera setup. Yes, a three camera setup could you believe it. It is the first smartphone with a triple camera setup. The camera configuration is comprised of a 40MP RGB sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP sensor with a telephoto lens.

2.Huawei P20– Overall score is 102

Huawei P20 is Huawei’s second flagship smartphone of 2018, launched yesterday it comes in 3rd place of DxO marking. It does not feature triple cameras like its sibling P20 Pro. P20 has a dual camera setup, the primary camera is 12Mp 1/2.3″ RGB sensor, f/1.8–aperture lens and 27mm equivalent focal length while the secondary camera is 20Mp 1/2.78″ monochrome sensor, f/1.6-aperture lens, and 27mm equivalent focal length.

 

3.Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus-Overall score is 99

Samsung Galaxy S9 is the latest flagship by the Korean giant and the smartphone comes in 3rd place. It has a dual camera setup which has a 12Mp main camera with a 1/2.55″ sensor and f/1.5 / f/2.4 variable aperture lens and the second camera is a 12Mp camera with 1/3.6″ sensor, 2x tele, and f/2.4 aperture lens. The Galaxy S9+ offers one of the most comprehensive smartphone imaging features.

4.Google Pixel 2-Overall score is 98

Google’s Pixel 2 was the top contender on the list for a long time but now comes in the 4rth place. Pixel 2 manages this despite having “only” a single-camera design for its main camera which is 12.2MP. It really brought shame to the contenders with dual cameras in the list except the iPhone 8, rest all the cellphones in the list have dual-camera setup.

5.Apple iPhone X– Overall score is 97

Apple released iPhone X in its 10th-anniversary making it come in the 5th place on the list. It features a 12MP camera, including a wide-angle f/1.8 lens with optical image stabilization (OIS) for the primary camera, the second camera, has an improved telephoto lens that features a wider-aperture f/2.4 lens with OIS which was not in Apple iPhone 8 Plus.

6.Huawei Mate 10 Pro – Overall score is 97

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is in the 6th place in DxO marking featuring 2 beautiful cameras for photography enthusiasts. The dual-camera setup is developed in cooperation with Leica, which combines a 12Mp RGB with a 20Mp monochrome sensor.

7.Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S – Overall score is 97

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi launched Mi MIX 2S on 27 March 2018 and it has scored whopping 97 making it in the 7th place alongside Huawei Mate 10 Pro and Apple iPhone X. It has a dual 12MP camera setup at an affordable price and competing with the big bosses of town.

 

8.Apple iPhone 8 Plus – Overall score is 94

Apple’s second flagship the iPhone 8 Plus is in the 8th place in DxO marking and has a remarkable camera.The mobile features two camera sensors — a wide-angle 12MP primary camera, and the second camera is a 12MP telephoto sensor which has a slower lens for zooming in on any kind of subjects and for effects such as Portrait mode.

9.Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Overall score is 94

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is in the 9th place in DxO marking with the growing number of dual-cam smartphones. The Note 8 features two 12MP cameras, the main camera is a wide-angle 26mm f/1.7 lens, and the second camera is a 52mm telephoto f/2.4 lens for x2 optical zoom shots. It is Samsung’s first dual-camera smartphone.

10. Apple iPhone 8 – Overall score is 92

Apple’s latest iPhone 8 is in the 10th place in DxO marking as it is the highest-performing ‘single-camera’ smartphone. It has an impressive score of 92 which is more than the previous top scorers of DxO marking, the HTC U11, and the Google Pixel.

All the smartphones on the list are the best you can get if you are a photography enthusiast. Well at the end, it all comes to the type of person you are, what matters is the personal preference.

Which smartphone do you like the most? Let us know in the comments below!

When it comes to buying one of the best smartphones, the first choice can be the hardest: iPhone or Android. It’s not simple; both offer a lot of great features and they may seem basically the same other than brand and price.

However, a closer look shows that there are some key differences. Read on for a closer at look at some of these differences to help you decide whether an iPhone or Android smartphone is right for you.

  1. Hardware: Choice vs. Polish

Hardware is the first place where the differences between the iPhone and Android become clear.

Only Apple makes iPhones, so it has extremely tight control over how the software and hardware work together. On the other hand, Google offers the Android software to many phone makers, including Samsung, HTC, LG, and Motorola. Because of that, Android phones vary widely in size, weight, features, and quality.

Premium-priced Android phones tend ​to be as good as the iPhone in terms of hardware quality, but cheaper Android options​ are more prone to problems. Of course iPhones can have hardware issues, too, but they’re generally higher quality.

If you’re buying an iPhone, you just need to pick a model. Because many companies make Android devices, you have to pick both a brand and a model, which can be a bit confusing.

Some may prefer the greater choice Android offers, but others appreciate Apple’s simplicity and quality.

Winner: Tie

2. OS Compatibility: A Waiting Game

To make sure you always have the latest and greatest version of your smartphone operating system, you have to get an iPhone.

That’s because some Android makers are slow at updating their phones to the latest version of the Android OS version, and sometimes don’t update their phones at all.

While it’s to be expected that older phones will eventually lose support for the latest OS, Apple’s support for older phones is generally better than Android’s.

Take iOS 11 as an example. It includes full support for the iPhone 5S, which was released in 2013. Thanks to support for such an old device, and full availability ​for all other models, iOS 11 was installed on about 66% of compatible models within 6 weeks of its release.

On the other hand, Android 8, codenamed Oreo, was ​running on just 0.2% of Android devices more than 8 weeks after its release.​ Even its predecessor, Android 7, was only running on about 18% of devices more than a year after its release. The makers of the phones—not users—control when the OS is released for their phones and, as stats shows, most companies are very slow to update.

So, if you want the latest and greatest as soon as it’s ready, you need an iPhone.

Winner: iPhone

3. Apps: Selection vs. Control

The Apple App Store offers fewer apps than Google Play (around 2.2 million vs. 2.8 million, as of May 2017), but overall selection isn’t the most important factor.

Apple is famously strict (some would say too strict) about what apps it allows, while Google’s standards for Android are lax. While Apple’s control may seem too tight, it also prevents situations like the one where a fake version of WhatsApp was published on Google Play and downloaded by 1 million people before it was removed. That’s a major potential security threat.

Beyond that, some developers have complained about the difficulty of developing for so many different phones. Fragmentation—the large numbers of devices and OS versions to support—makes developing for Android expensive. For example, the developers of Temple Run reported that early in their Android experience ​nearly all of their support emails had to do with unsupported devices even though they support over 700 Android phones.

Combine development costs with the emphasis on free apps for Android, and it reduces the likelihood that developers can cover their costs. Key apps also almost always debut first on iOS, with Android versions coming later, if they come at all.

Winner: iPhone

4.Gaming: A Mobile Powerhouse

 

There was a time when mobile video gaming was dominated by Nintendo’s 3DS and Sony’s Playstation Vita. The iPhone changed that.

Apple’s devices like the iPhone and iPod touch, are perhaps the dominant players in the mobile video game market, with tens of thousands of great games and tens of millions of players. The growth of the iPhone as a gaming platform, in fact, has led some observers to forecast that Apple will eclipse Nintendo and Sony as the leading mobile game platform (Nintendo has even started releasing games for the iPhone, like Super Mario Run).

The tight integration of Apple’s hardware and software mentioned above has led it to be able to create powerful gaming technologies using hardware and software that make its phones as fast as some laptops.

The general expectation that Android apps should be free has led game developers interested in making money to develop for iPhone first and Android second. In fact, due to problems with developing for Android, some game companies have stopped creating games for it all together.

While Android has its share of hit games, the iPhone has the clear advantage.

Winner: iPhone

5.Integration with Other Devices: Continuity Guaranteed

Most people use a tablet, computer, or wearable in addition to their smartphone. For those people, Apple offers a more consistent and integrated experience.

Because Apple makes computers, tablets, and watches along with the iPhone, it offers things that Android (which mostly runs on smartphones, though there are tablets and wearables that use it) can’t.

Apple’s Continuity features let you unlock your Mac using an Apple Watch, start writing an email on your iPhone while you’re walking and finish it on your Mac at home, or have all of your devices receive any call coming into your iPhone.

Google’s services like Gmail, Maps, Google Now, etc., work across all Android devices, ​which is very useful. But unless your watch, tablet, phone, and computer are all made by the same company—and there aren’t too many companies other than Samsung that make products in all of those categories—there’s no unified experience.

Winner: iPhone

6. Support: The Unmatched Apple Store

Both smartphone platforms generally work pretty well and, for day-to-day use, don’t usually malfunction. However, everything breaks down once in awhile, and when that happens, how you get support matters.

With Apple, you can simply take your device to your closest Apple Store, where a trained specialist can help solve your problem. (They’re busy, though, so it pays to make an appointment ahead of time.)

There’s no equivalent on the Android side. Sure, you can get support for Android devices from the phone company you bought your phone from, the manufacturer, or maybe even the retail store where you bought it, but which should you pick and can you be sure the people there are well trained?

Having a single source for expert support gives Apple the upper hand in this category.

Winner: iPhone

7.Intelligent Assistant: Google Assistant Beats Siri

The next frontier of smartphone features and functionality will be driven by artificial intelligence and voice interfaces. On this front, Android has a clear lead.

Google Assistant, the most prominent artificial intelligence/intelligent assistant on Android, is extremely powerful. It uses everything Google knows about you and the world to make life easier for you. For instance, if your Google Calendar knows that you’re meeting someone at 5:30 and that traffic is terrible, Google Assistant can send you a notification telling you to leave early.

Siri is Apple’s answer to Google Assistant for artificial intelligence. It’s improving all the time with each new iOS release. That said, it’s still limited to fairly simple tasks and doesn’t offer the advanced smarts of Google Assistant (Google Assistant is also ​available for the iPhone).

Winner: Android

8. Battery Life: Consistent Improvement

Early iPhones needed to recharge their batteries every da​y. More recent models can go days without a charge, though new versions of the operating system tend to cut battery life until they’re optimized in later releases.​

The battery situation is more complex with Android, due to the large variety of hardware options. Some Android models have 7-inch screens and other features which burn through much more battery life.

But, thanks to the wide variety of Android models, there are also some that offer ultra-high capacity batteries. If you don’t mind the extra bulk, and really need a long-lasting battery, Android can deliver a device that works much longer than an iPhone on a single charge.

Winner: Android

9. User Experience: Elegance vs. Customization

People who want the complete control to customize their phones will prefer Android thanks to its greater openness.

One downside of this openness is that each company that makes Android phones can customize them, sometimes replacing default Android apps with inferior tools developed by that company.

Apple, on the other hand, locks the iPhone down much more tightly. Customizations are more limited and you can’t change default apps. What you’re giving up in flexibility with an iPhone is balanced out by quality and attention to detail, a device that just looks and is well-integrated with other products.

If you want a phone that works well, delivers a high-quality experience, and is easy to use, Apple is the clear winner. On the other hand, if you value flexibility and choice enough to accept some potential issues, you’ll probably prefer Android.

Winner: Tie

10. Pure Experience: Avoid Junk Apps

The last item mentioned that Android’s openness means that sometimes manufacturers install their own apps in place of higher-quality standard apps.

This is compounded by phone companies also installing their own apps. As a result, it can be hard to know what apps will come on your Android device and whether they’ll be any good.

You don’t have to worry about that with the iPhone. Apple is the only company that pre-installs apps on the iPhone, so every phone comes with the same, mostly high-quality apps.

Winner: iPhone

11.  User Maintenance: Storage and Battery

Apple emphasizes elegance and simplicity in the iPhone above all else. That’s a major reason that users can’t upgrade the storage or replace the batteries on their iPhones (it’s possible to get replacement iPhone batteries, but they have to be installed by a skilled repair person).

Android, on the other hand, lets users change the phone’s battery and expand its storage capacity.

The trade-off is that Android is a bit more complex and a bit less elegant, but that may be worth it compared to running out of memory or avoiding paying for an expensive battery replacement.

Winner: Android

12.    Peripheral Compatibility: USB Is Everywhere

Owning a smartphone usually means owning some accessories for it, such as speakers, battery cases, or simply extra charging cables.

Android phones offer the widest choice of accessories. That’s because Android uses USB ports to connect to other devices, and USB ports are available practically everywhere.

Apple, on the other hand, uses its proprietary Lightning port to connect to accessories. There are some advantages to Lightning, like that it gives Apple more control over the quality of the accessories that work with the iPhone, but it’s less widely compatible.

Plus, if you need to charge your phone right now, people are more likely to have a USB cable handy.

Winner: Android

13.   Security: No Question About It

If you care about the security of your smartphone, there’s only one choice: iPhone.

The reasons for this are myriad and too long to completely go into here. For the short version, consider these two facts:

  • In one study, 97% of all malware, viruses, worms, etc., were for Android. In that study, 0% attacked the iPhone.
  • Even the head of Google’s Android team admits that “We can not guarantee that Android is designed to be safe… If I had a company dedicated to malware, I should also be addressing my attacks on Android.”

That says it all.

Winner: iPhone

14 .Screen Size: The Tale of the Tape

if you’re looking for the biggest screens available on smartphones, Android is your choice.

There’s been a trend towards super-sized smartphone screens—so much so that a new word, phablet, has been coined to describe a hybrid phone and tablet device.

Android offered the first phablets and continues to offer the most and biggest options. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 has an 8-inch screen, for instance.

With the iPhone X, the top-of-the-line iPhone offers a 5.8-inch screen. Still, if size is at a premium for you, Android’s the choice.

Winner: Android

15. GPS Navigation: Free Wins For Everyone

As long as you’ve got access to the internet and a smartphone, you never have to get lost again thanks to the built-in GPS and maps apps on both the iPhone and Android.

Both platforms support third-party GPS apps that can give drivers turn-by-turn directions. Apple Maps is exclusive to iOS, and while that app had some famous problems when it debuted, it’s getting steadily better all the time. It’s a strong alternative to Google Maps for many users.

Even if you don’t want to try Apple Maps, Google Maps is available on both platforms (generally pre-loaded on Android), so the experience is roughly identical.

Winner: Tie

16. Networking: Tied in 4G

For the fastest wireless internet experience, you need access to 4G LTE networks. When 4G LTE was beginning to roll out across the country, Android phones were the first to offer it.

It’s been years since Android was the only place to go for blazing-fast internet, though.

Apple introduced 4G LTE on the iPhone 5 in 2012, and all subsequent models offer it. With the wireless networking hardware roughly equivalent on both platforms, the major factor in determining wireless data speed is now just which phone company network the phone is connected to.

Winner: Tie

17.  Cost: Is Free Always Best?

If you’re concerned most about what your phone costs, you’ll probably choose Android. That’s because there are many Android phones that can be had for cheap, or even free. Apple’s cheapest phone is the iPhone SE, which starts at $349.

For those on a very tight budget, that may be the end of the discussion. If you’ve got some money to spend on your phone, though, look a little deeper.

Free phones are usually free for a reason: they’re often less capable or dependable than their more-costly counterparts. Getting a free phone may be buying you more trouble than a paid phone.

The highest-priced phones on both platforms can easily cost close to—or sometimes over—$1000, but the average cost of an Android device is lower than an iPhone.

Winner: Android

18.  Resale Value: iPhone Keeps Its Worth

With new smartphones being released so often, people tend to upgrade quickly. When you do that, you want to be sure that you can resell your old model for the most money to put towards the new one.

Apple wins on that front. Old iPhones fetch more money at resale than old Androids.

Here are a few examples, using prices from the smartphone resale company Gazelle:

  • 64GB iPhone 6 in good condition, unlocked: $130
  • 32GB iPhone 7 Plus in good condition, unlocked: $290
  • 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 in good condition, unlocked: $100
  • 32GB Google Pixel in good condition, unlocked: $100

Winner: iPhone

Bottom Line

The decision of whether to buy an iPhone or Android phone isn’t as simple as tallying up the winners above and choosing the phone that won more categories (but for those counting, it’s 8-6 for the iPhone, plus 5 ties).

Different categories count for different amounts to different people. Some people will value hardware choice more, while others will care more about battery life or mobile gaming.

Both platforms offer are good choices for different people. You’ll need to decide what factors are most important to you and then choose the phone that best meets your needs.