Best smartphone cameras compared: iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8, LG V30

Some jokingly call it the iPhone X-pensive or the iPhone 1000-dollars. Others wouldn’t mind spending a grand on it, knowing that they’ll be getting a technological marvel in return. Whichever side you’re on, you’ll probably agree with us when we say that the iPhone X is a remarkable phone – expensive, yes, but also exciting, futuristic, and gorgeously sculpted. In fact, Apple’s greatest is so good at drawing attention with its design that one might easily overlook that outstanding camera at its back. 
We’ve already published our in-depth iPhone …


iPhone X design compared to every previous generation on video

The iPhone X is the biggest redesign of Apple’s iconic smartphone. It marks both an important anniversary for the company and a new chapter for the iPhone. By removing the bottom bezel, and consequently the home button, the iPhone X not only looks different to previous iterations, but also feels different to use with its entirely touch- and gesture-based interface.

Just in time for the release of the X, YouTube user Canoopsy uploaded an intriguing video, in which he goes over every iPhone generation, comparing the various differences in design that …

Best smartphone cameras compared: LG V30 vs iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, HTC U11

Fun fact: the first digital camera was invented in 1975. It weighed 8 pounds and it required 32 seconds to record a 0.01-megapixel image onto a… compact cassette. Today, a camera a million times better fits in a pocket. Yup, it’s your smartphone we’re talking about, and whether you’re an iPhone user, a Galaxy fan, or a BlackBerry hipster, your personal handset is a tiny hand-held miracle. 
Yet not all smartphone cameras are made equal. While pretty much all high-ends can take good photos in a broad range of conditions, some go above and beyond, …

Moto G5S Plus vs Moto G5 Plus: all differences and specs compared

The Moto G series are some of the most popular affordable Android phones out there and for a good reason: they perform well, have decent design and the prices are right.
The Moto G5S Plus is the latest addition to the series and it improves on the already successful Moto G5 Plus in four important ways:
It has a bigger displayIt comes with a dual camera (color + monochrome)The front camera has higher resolutionIt has an all-aluminum design
All of that solidifies the Moto G5S Plus as one of the …

iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 7 Plus cameras compared: is there really much of a difference?

There’s no denying that the iPhone 8 Plus has the best camera ever put on an iPhone. After all, it is the latest and greatest iPhone model yet, and Apple has thrown in improvements on both the hardware and the software front. But really, what has changed?
Is the iPhone 8 camera dramatically better than the one on the iPhone 7, or is the gap between the two only marginal? Is there any real-life difference at all? These are the questions we wanted to answer, so we took the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone 7 Plus out for a quick shootout. Here is what we observed.

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Buttery smooth: Sharp phone with 120 Hz display compared to Galaxy S8

This year, we saw the first mobile devices with 120 Hz display refresh rates — they were the Apple iPad Pro 10.5 and iPad Pro 12.9. That’s double the usual 60 Hz refresh rate that’s out on most devices. What does it translate to? Smoother animations and a perception of a faster, more accurate response to the user’s touch inputs.

But what if we told you that there are phones out there that have 120 Hz displays? Yup, a couple of Sharp’s Aquos models have the high refresh rate. But, as you are probably guessing, they are only sold in Japan, as is often the case with Sharp’s high-tech handsets.

How …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone 7 Plus, Galaxy S8+ cameras compared

Studies show that most of the people who opened this article will skip straight to the conclusion part. This makes you a cool person if you’re still reading this paragraph, and you probably smell nice too!

But does the Galaxy Note 8 take good photos? That’s one of the questions we aim to answer here. And we’ll compare it against the iPhone 7 Plus and the Galaxy S8+ while we’re at it.

Before we proceed, there’s a few things we should clarify. For starters, keep in mind that we’ll focus solely on these three phones’ main cameras. Telephoto lens shots haven’t …

Alleged Pixel XL 2 case compared to original Pixel and Galaxy S8 – yeah, it's big

So, it has been reiterated time and again by the rumor mill that we will be seeing a Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 — a compact and a super-sized flagship by Google, just like last year. It’s expected that they will have the new 18:9 display ratio, which seems to be hip and cool in 2017, and it’s still unclear how that would impact their physical sizes.

A series of images compare a Galaxy S8 and a 2016 Pixel to what is allegedly a case for the upcoming Pixel XL 2. Now, that’s all well and good, and you can take a look at the photos below, but we couldn’t help but notice a headphone jack cutout on …

OnePlus 5 vs iPhone 7 Plus: Portrait modes compared

Dual cameras are all the rage in smartphones these days. Different companies have different ways of approaching the setup – Huawei, for example, last year started employing a monochrome shooter alongside the main camera in some of its phones, while LG has opted for a wide-angle lens as a supplement since the G5. And then there’s Apple and OnePlus who use telephoto lenses instead.

Whether you like the stunning black and white shots of the Huawei P10, or how much of a scene you can fit into one photo using the wide-angle camera of the LG G6, is entirely up to personal …

The best of prepaid? Verizon vs AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint plans compared

 SprintVerizon AT&TT-Mobile ONE1 GB-
-$30-3 GB-
$40–4 GB$40
–$456 GB-
-$40$557 GB/10 GB-
$50/$60–/$50 (limited time offer)Unlimited$50$80$60$75
*prepaid plan prices are after the auto-pay discount, where available
All major US carriers have had those scrappy prepaid phones since ages, for folks who didn’t really have the wherewithal to endure two-year contracts, or the credit history to get a subsidized expensive phone with set monthly outlays. The death of two-year contracts …