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.

 

 

Despite the Note 7 disaster and chief being jailed, Samsung shined in 2017

Samsung has suffered some major losses over the last 18 months, including the Note 7 specter and vice chairman being jailed over bribery. But the South Korean tech mammoth recorded a huge win in 2017. The company made an operating profit of 53.6 trillion Korean won ($50 billion) approx, way up from the 29.2 trillion won ($27 billion) it made in 2016.

Samsung has recently announced Q4 2017 financial results, which track the company’s performance from October through the end of December. Samsung profited $14 billion during Q4, up from the $8.6 billion won profit in the same quarter in 2016.

Samsung has said that its growth was mainly propelled by its components business, particularly memory cards used in servers and mobile devices. Meanwhile, shipments for OLED screens have also increased, all thanks to Apple who is buying millions of screens for the iPhone X, though profitability on LCD displays was down. According to a company’s official statement,

“The OLED panel business will strengthen its competitiveness in the premium segment with the release of foldable panels, and focus on expanding new applications in areas such as automotive electronics by capitalizing on its technology and cost competitiveness. Samsung will continue its efforts to differentiate its smartphones by adopting cutting-edge technologies, such as foldable OLED displays.”

Meanwhile, Samsung is projecting an increase in revenue going into Q1 2018 following the launch of the Galaxy S9 next month.

Wi-Fi Alliance, a non-profit organization that decides Wi-Fi standards, has announced the release of WPA3 with several security improvements over WPA2 after the KRACK exploit last year affected almost every Wi-Fi supported device. The organization, which comprises of tech stakeholders including Apple, Samsung, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Cisco and Intel, made the announcement at the CES 2018 on Monday.

For those unaware, KRACK (short for Key Reinstallation AttaCK) exploited vulnerabilities in the four-way handshake of WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) that happens when a client wants to join a protected Wi-Fi network.

This will be the first upgrade to the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) protocol since 2006. “Security is a foundation of Wi-Fi Alliance certification programs, and we are excited to introduce new features to the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED family of security solutions”, said Edgar Figueroa, president and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance.

He added: “The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED designation means Wi-Fi devices [will] meet the highest standards for interoperability and security protections.”

Traffic streams between the access point and end-user devices will now be encrypted independently, improving privacy and security. However, for now, WPA2 will remain the standard in Wi-Fi devices.

“New testing enhancements will…reduce the potential for vulnerabilities due to network misconfiguration, and further safeguard managed networks with centralized authentication services,” the organization said.

The WPA3 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 3) protocol will protect against brute-force dictionary attacks by blocking the Wi-Fi authentication process after several failed login attempts. It will prevent hackers from trying to guess every possible combination of a password.

WPA3 will also protect networks with higher security requirements – like government, military and industrial – through a 192-bit security suite, ‘aligned with the Commercial National Security Algorithm (CNSA) Suite from the Committee on National Security Systems’.

WPA3 improvements also include protection for users who choose weak passwords and individualized data encryption on open networks, as it should strengthen privacy and provide almost as much security as a home network.

Another advantage of WPA3 is that it includes “robust protection” and streamlines security configurations for devices which either have very small displays or no displays at all.

Expected to arrive sometime in 2018, WPA3 is considered as a welcome move away from WPA2. Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef who discovered the flaw in WPA2 told ZDNet that the new handshake in WPA3 “will not be vulnerable to dictionary attacks.”

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It’s a well-known fact that there are a number of nameless manufacturers over in China that make complete copies of well-known smartphones. Not your average “borrowing of ideas”, but an actual clone, usually with a weak hardware and super-cheap price to draw as much attention as it can.

Popular benchmark company AnTuTu has released an interesting statistic for 2017. It combed through all devices that held the AnTuTu tests from January through to December and concluded that 2.64% of all phones tested were clones or counterfeits.

Of these, the Galaxy S7 edge was easily the most copied device. In fact, the number 1 most copied is the EU version of the S7 edge, while the 2nd most copied is the Chinese version of the S7 edge. Then, we have the regular S7 (EU version) on the 3rd spot and the clamshell Samsung W2016 placed 4th. The first and only iPhone we see on the top 10 list is the iPhone 7 Plus, placed in 5th place.

So, according to AnTuTu’s stats, Samsung-branded phones are the most-often cloned devices. We can see a few reasons for this — for one, it’s much easier to make a clone with Android to operate like another phone that’s a famous Android flagship. Coding an iOS-like UI on top of Android is possible, we’ve seen impressive ones in the past, but it doesn’t hold up — as soon as the user opens the “App Store”, or takes a dive in the phone’s Settings, they can see the telltale signs of Android. So, if you want to trick more people — just stick to the phone with the operating system you can best imitate.

Also, it’s worth noting that a lot of people that buy these phones will not install and run AnTuTu benchmarks on them, while others will get their hands on a specific clone and run a ton of benchmarks on it just to see what kind of results they get. So, while these stats can give us a bit of an insight of which phones were among the most interesting for bargain-hunters in 2017, they definitely don’t tell the whole story.

Reason you should avoid cloned phones in 2018?

Asides their low price and appealing display, the cloned phones brings can bring more harm to you than you think. If you owned a cloned phone, you have to face the security risk due to their low-end components. While the design might be similar, you can’t always guarantee about the phone specs or features. There is always a better and legitimate alternative for you on the market, even in the entry-level segment. You just need to spend some time researching for your dream product!

So becareful when you buying phones from circle tiptoe lane you might end up with a clone.

source: AnTuTu Labs

Google  released the newest version of android os and also gave us a peek of the features that come with it like Picture-in-Picture, Notification Dots, and Google Play Project.

Android users are asking right now which devices will receive Android 8.0 in the future. Right now, here’s a partial and unofficial list of devices that will receive Android Oreo. Just like in previous updates, Pixel and Nexus owners will be the first to receive Android Oreo.

ASUS

Asus has a policy of providing at least two major updates for its smartphones and considering the brand’s history of doing the same, a large no. of smartphones will receive the upcoming Android O upgrade.

The company has been a slow compared to the competition, but still, it manages to provide updates for even budget devices. The CEO has recently confirmed that all the Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 4 devices will receive the next Android update before the 2nd half of the year 2018.

Here is the official list of Asus phones which will get the Android O 8.0 update.

  • Asus ZenFone 4 (ZE554KL)
  • Asus ZenFone Pro (ZS551KL)
  • Asus ZenFone 4 Max (ZC520KL)
  • Asus ZenFone 4 Max Pro (ZC554KL)
  • Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie (ZD553KL)
  • Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro (ZD552KL)
  • Asus Zenpad Z8s (ZT582KL)
  • Asus Zenfone Go (ZB552KL)
  • Asus Zenfone Live (ZB501KL)
  • Asus Zenfone 3s Max
  • Asus Zenfone AR
  • Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom
  • Asus Zenfone 3 Max
  • Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5
  • Asus Zenfone 3 Laser
  • Asus Zenfone 3
  • Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra
  • Asus ZenPad Z8s
  • Asus ZenPad 3s 8.0
  • Asus ZenPad 3s 10
  • Asus ZenPad Z10

Acer

Only a handful Acer devices have chances of getting the Android O update, Acer does not have a habit of updating its devices to the latest firmware. The company hasn’t a launched a single new smartphone in 2017, so the chances of the phones getting the most recent update are quite small.

  • Acer Iconia Talk S
  • Acer Liquid Z6 Plus
  • Acer Liquid Z6
  • Acer Liquid X2
  • Acer Liquid Zest
  • Acer Liquid Zest Plus

Google

  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel C
  • Google Nexus Player

Huawei

Huawei seems to be leading the front when it comes to providing the latest Android software updates for its user; the company has already tested the Android 8.0 builds on Mate 9.

We will not be surprised if Huawei beats other brands in providing Android O update for its users.

Here are the Huawei devices which are expected to receive the Android Oreo 8.0 “O” update soon.

  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 lite
  • Huawei Honor 9
  • Huawei P8 Lite (2017)
  • Huawei P9 Lite (2017)
  • Huawei Honor 8 Lite
  • Huawei Nova Lite
  • Huawei GR3 (2017)
  • Huawei Y7 Prime
  • Huawei Nova 2
  • Huawei Nova 2 Plus
  • Huawei Honor 8 Pro
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei Mate 9 Pro
  • Huawei Nexus 6P

HTC

HTC has already confirmed the update for its latest flagship devices and the latest HTC U 11 will also be eligible for Android P update as well.

HTC has a history of providing updates to its users on time, and even though the company is going through a critical time, the users can expect the latest Android O update very soon after the official release.

Here is the HTC device which will receive the Android Oreo 8.0 update.

  • HTC U11
  • HTC U Ultra
  • HTC U Play
  • HTC Desire 10 Pro
  • HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle
  • HTC 10 Evo
  • HTC 10

Lenovo

Lenovo does not have a bad record when it comes to updates, the company do provide timely updates for its devices, but a very few of them get any major update. The company has been trying hard to survive in the densely packed mid-range smartphone market and providing timely software updates will help the brand a lot.

Here are the Lenovo devices that will receive the Android 8.0 O Update.

  • Lenovo K8 Note
  • Lenovo Zuk Z2 Pro

LG

LG has been trying hard to gather a fair share of Android smartphone market, so when it comes to Android “O,” LG will be very quick to release the update for its flagship devices.

Here are the devices from LG which are expected to receive Android Oreo 8.0 Update.

  • LG G6
  • LG G5
  • LG V30
  • LG V20
  • LG V10
  • LG Nexus 5X
  • LG Q8
  • LG Q6
  • LG X Venture
  • LG Pad IV 8.0

Motorola

Motorola has a history of providing latest updates very quickly to its users, and the same will be the case with the Android 8.0 “O.”

  • Moto G5 Plus
  • Moto G5
  • Moto G4 Plus
  • Moto G4
  • Moto Z
  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto Z Style
  • Moto Z Force

Nokia

HMD Global the company behind bringing the Nokia back from ashes has already confirmed that every Nokia smartphone will receive the official Android O update.

The latest Nokia device will be one of the many which will receive the Android 8 update before the end of this year.

The company has already been providing several OTA updates to its users in the last few months, and it is quite clear that company won’t lag

The company has already been providing several OTA updates to its users in the last few months, and it is quite clear that company won’t lag behind the competition when it comes to Android O. The CPO has also confirmed that all Nokia devices will get the Android O update.

Here are the Nokia devices which will receive the Android 8.0 update.

  • Nokia 3
  • Nokia 5
  • Nokia 6
  • Nokia 8

OnePlus

OnePlus has been a brand which always updates its devices to the latest Android versions. Users who like Android, and are Android enthusiasts loves to go for OnePlus devices for this particular reason as well.OnePlus with Oxygen OS, is particularly doing well with the Android updates.

Earlier Oxygen OS’s updates used to have bugs and other issues, but now OnePlus have got all the issues settled, and now their expert group of developers can churn out great builds for the devices.

OnePlus devices which will get the Android Oreo 8.x Update.

Here are the list devices from OnePlus which will receive the Android Oreo 8.0 update.

  • OnePlus 5
  • OnePlus 3T
  • OnePlus 3

Samsung

Samsung won’t be late to push the update to its flagship phones once the update is officially released.

Here is the list of Samsung phones getting Android 8.0 Oreo update.

  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy A3( 2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy A5( 2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 ( 2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 ( 2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy J7v
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Max (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note FE

Sony

Sony falls a bit behind of other companies when it comes to releasing the latest updates for its smartphone users.

But the company will be trying their very best this time to release the Android 8.0 Oreo update on time.

The company will be releasing the customized version of Android for a whole lot of devices, here are the Sony devices which receive the Android Oreo 8.0 update.

  • Sony Xperia L1
  • Sony Xperia XZS
  • Sony Xperia XA1
  • Sony Xperia XZ
  • Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia XA Ultra
  • Sony Xperia XA
  • Sony Xperia X Performance
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
  • Sony Xperia Z5
  • Sony Xperia X
  • Sony Xperia X Compact
  • Sony Xperia E5

Xiaomi

Xiaomi has been a rather slow brand when it comes to releasing the latest update for its user and fans have been quite disappointed in the past. In the Xiaomi’s Android Nougat MIUI 9 update list we have seen a lot of devices are already missing.

The reason behind this is the customization of the MIUI which takes a lot of work thus a lot of waiting time for users to get the latest version of Android on their Xiaomi devices.

The MIUI has tons of features which make it worth waiting for and here is the list of devices which will be treated by Xiaomi with Android O. SO far we know that Redmi Note 4 will not get the Android O update.

Here is the list of Xiaomi devices that will get Android 8.0 Oreo update.

  • Xiaomi Mi 6
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
  • Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Xiaomi Mi Max
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 2
  • Xiaomi Mi MIX
  • Xiaomi Mi 5X
  • Xiaomi Redmi 5a

ZTE

ZTE hasn’t confirmed the Android O update for any of its devices but considering company’s past the company has a history of providing timely software updates for even its older devices as well.

ZTE won’t be disappointing its user when it comes o Android O update and the users will shortly receive the official Android update after Google releases the update.

Here are the ZTE devices which may receive the Android O 8.0.

  • ZTE Axon 7
  • ZTE Axon 7 Mini
  • ZTE Blade V8
  • ZTE Blade V7
  • ZTE Axon Pro
  • ZTE Axon 7s
  • ZTE Nubia Z17
  • ZTE Max XL
  • ZTE Axon Elite
  • ZTE Axon Mini

OPPO

Oppo has a history of providing latest updates after taking a lot of time because of the customization in the ColorOS, but on the plus side, the company provides the most recent update for fairly older devices well.

Here is the list of devices supported for official Android Oreo 8.0 update.

  • OPPO F3 Plus
  • OPPO R11
  • OPPO R11 Plus
  • OPPO Find 9

If your phone is not in the list do not lose faith your phone brand maybe actually testing the new update before releasing it. You can bookmark this page to be updated on the new list.

source:theleaker