iOS 11 vs iOS 10 first look: A visual comparison of all the new features

So, iOS 11 is finally official. Showcased on stage at WWDC 2017, it’s another evolutionary chapter that fine-tweaks the user experience and aims to make it a more customizable and pleasurable ordeal.
Has it succeeded? We think so. If anything, most of the new iOS features have been requested for a long time and will likely find a warm welcome with all the iFans out there.
We can babble about the new features all day and all night long, but a picture is worth a thousand words, so here goes a visual comparison between the old and the …


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S8 vs LG V30 vs Essential Phone: "bezel-less" size comparison

Xiaomi, a company that is big in China, but has no official presence in the United States (and very little in Europe), has launched its best phone yet: the bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.
The Mi Mix 2 is the successor of what’s arguably the first bezel-less phone: last year’s gigantic, 6.44-inch Mi Mix.
The original Mi Mix was deemed a “concept phone” and sold in limited quantities, and it never really proved all that practical, not least because of its huge size. The new Mi Mix 2, however, has taken some valuable lessons …

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 specs comparison versus the Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30

Xiaomi just unveiled another bezel-less monster to succeed its last-year Mi MIX, which was one of the first phones to kick-start the design trend. Although that one was mostly a proof of concept, the second-gen Mi Mix appears to be much-more fleshed out consumer product. Retaining the same old bezel-busting aesthetics and doubling down with some serious hardware under the hood, the Mi MIX 2 would likely give any other phone out there a serious run for the money.

Yet, there’s always the availability issue with Xiaomi’s phones, which are still a fata morgana …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 battery life: real-life impressions, test results and comparison vs iPhone 7

We’ve been using the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the $950 Android super-phone, for about a week now and we have a lot to share, but one thing in particular deserves special attention: the Note 8 battery life.
After all, the Note 8 actually has a smaller battery than the nearly identical Galaxy S8+, so this might have some users worried. The Note 8 ships with a 3,300 mAh battery cell, while the Galaxy S8+ sports a 3,500 mAh battery.

So how does the Note 8 do in real life?

We have some good news: the phone easily …

Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone 7 Plus camera comparison: which takes better portraits?

One of the most notable similarities between the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 7 Plus is the way their cameras are set up. Both sport dual main cameras at the back – one is a standard shooter for general photography in any setting, while the secondary one brings your subject closer with its 2X zoom capabilities. But the feature we’ll focus on in this post is the ability of both to add background blur (also known as “bokeh”) to the image – what Apple calls Portrait Mode and what Samsung named Live Focus.

Chances are you’re already familiar with Apple’s Portrait …

LG V30 vs LG G6 vs LG V20: An interface comparison

LG’s UX interface has definitely gone a long way for the past few years, with the G6 and the latest V30 being the best examples of what the South Korean manufacturer is capable of.
It’s definitely gone a long way, but how has it evolved over the past year or so? Well, while the answer to that question can be easily visualized with a couple of pictures. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are a few thousand words that will show you how LG ha stepped up its game

Lock screen, home screen, and notifications bar

Minor …

Moto X4 specs comparison versus Nokia 6 and the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017): Viable mid-rangers

Just yesterday at the penultimate day leading to IFA 2017, Lenovo officially unveiled its newest mid-ranger, the Moto X4, and boy, is it a noteworthy one!
Packing a power-efficient Snapdragon 630 chipset running at 2.2GHz and a 5.2-inch 1080p display up front, the new performer is powered by a 3,000mAh battery that will certainly keep the lights on for a long time. With a dual camera setup at the rear, pairing one 12MP and another 8MP shooter for shallow depth of field emulation, as well as a 16MP selfie camera, either 3 or 4GB of RAM with 32/64GB of storage, …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. LG V30: quick camera comparison

Samsung’s such a huge player in the mobile space that all too often we see companies being accused of playing copycat to its actions. And while the smartphone manufacturer’s been a leader plenty of times in the past, right now we’re witnessing Samsung itself acting as the company catching up to others, as it finally embraces dual-camera hardware with the new Galaxy Note 8 flagship.

Does being a latecomer to this trend mean that Samsung’s had more time than everyone else to get its hardware and software right? Considering how successful it’s been with single cameras on phones like …

LG V30 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: first-look ultra-widescreen phablet comparison

Earlier this year, Samsung and LG helped usher in a new era for smartphone design, ditching the old 16:9 widescreen displays you’d find on the vast majority of smartphones out there and bringing us flagships with some of the widest (or tallest, considering how you’re most likely holding them) screens to date: the LG G6 with its 18:9 panel, and the Galaxy S8 (and S8+) with envelope-pushing 18.5:9 screens.

Fast-forward several months later, and both these manufacturers are pushing their super-widescreen phones to new heights, as each dials up the size for their late summer flagships. …

LG V30 vs Samsung Galaxy S8+ first look comparison

It’s that time of year again when new phone announcements
start ramping up. This week LG announced their flagship-level V30, which has us
looking all sorts of crazy ways at our old devices; for example, the Galaxy
S8+. So, we figured now would be the proper time for these two devices to meet
cordially, and fight to the death for our hard-earned money, no?

 

Design

 

The V30 may be one of the best-looking phones out right now,
but the Galaxy S8+ made commendable strides in design, as well – stuffing a 6.2-inch
screen into its skinny frame, is no small feat. In fact, the …