The iPhone 7 is here, and it’s ready to go up against the best of the best Android phones in a battle for a substantial chunk of the cash in your wallet. To win the coveted spot in your hand, it first has to meet the challenge presented by the Samsung Galaxy S7, which can be considered one of the best Android smartphones of the year.It’s a clash not only between smartphones, but between manufacturers. The Galaxy S7 has already beaten the iPhone 6S in the sales charts, and Samsung will be hoping for a repeat performance against the iPhone 7. Apple wants it to crush the S7 for its impertinence. Six months has passed since the Galaxy S7 went on sale. Can it really beat a brand-new iPhone? We put the two head to head to find out.SpecsiPhone 7Galaxy S7Size138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in)142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm (5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)Weight4.87 ounces (138 grams)5.36 ounces (152 grams)Screen4.7-inch Retina HD LED-backlit widescreen5.1-inch Quad … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Which flagship is best?
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Today on DT Daily: Apple replaces bad batteries in iPhone 5’s – for free, catching a new wave in renewable energy, and an epic camera test.If you own an Apple iPhone 5, you may have noticed your battery is giving out quicker than normal. Apple has noticed as well and is replacing the battery – for free – in certain iPhone 5 handsets.They’ve set up a web page where users can input their phone’s serial number to see if their phone is eligible for the repair. If it qualifies, you can take it to an Apple store – or just send it in. Of course, this means you won’t have your phone for a while, so prepare for some tech withdrawal. Check out this link for more details and a link to the Apple website to check your phone.As the world’s energy needs continue to increase, there’s been an emphasis on finding renewable sources of electricity, such as solar, wind and wave power. But it’s dark half of the time and sometimes … [Read more...] about DT Daily: Apple iPhone 5 battery woes, tidal power rises, epic POV camera test
Lenovo has finally taken the wraps off the highly-anticipated Moto Z2 Force, a flagship device aimed squarely at those who want a powerful, stylish, and long-lasting phone. Of course, it’s not the only phone option around, and while most have probably decided whether they’re Android or iOS fans at this point, some might be ready for a change or still on the fence.The iPhone isn’t just well-designed — it’s also one of the most powerful phones out there in terms of raw performance. It was, however, released more than six months ago. That said, does Lenovo’s forthcoming flagship outpace the latest iPhone in terms of power and performance? Or does the iPhone 7 Plus stand the test of time? Below, we pit Lenovo Moto Z2 Force vs. Apple iPhone 7 Plus to find out. Lenovo Moto Z2 ForceApple iPhone 7 PlusSize155.8 x 76 x 6.1 mm (6.13 x 2.99 x 0.24 inches)158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches)Weight5.04 ounces (143 grams)6.63 ounces (188 … [Read more...] about Lenovo Moto Z2 Force vs. Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Can the new Android beat Apple’s top phone?
After the explosive Galaxy Note 7 recall last year, many expected Samsung to terminate the Note series. That speculation can be put to rest with the recently-announced Galaxy Note 8.The Note 8 goes up against some serious competition. Setting aside the other top-tier Android phones currently available, there’s also the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, which is the best iOS phone currently available. So how does the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 compare with the iPhone 7 Plus? Below, we pitted the two against one another to find out. Samsung Galaxy Note 8iPhone 7 PlusSize162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.95 x 0.34 inches)158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches)Weight6.88 ounces (195 grams)6.63 ounces (188 grams)Screen6.3-inch Super AMOLED5.5-inch LCDResolution2,960 x 1,440 (522 ppi)1,920 x 1,080 pixels (401 ppi)OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatiOS 10Storage64GB (U.S.) 128, 256GB (International)32, 128, 256GBMicroSD card slotYesNoNFC supportYesYes (Apple Pay … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Can the Note take out the iPhone?
The long-awaited and super interesting Essential Phone (PH-1) is finally here, and customers who pre-ordered the device should expect to finally get their hands on it in the next few days. The PH-1 has captured the imaginations of many thanks to its full edge-to-edge display and classy design — a design Apple is expected to follow for the upcoming iPhone.The Essential PH-1 isn’t the only great phone around. While Apple may use similar design elements for its next phone, the company still has a capable phone already on the market: The iPhone 7 Plus. But just how do the two phones compare? We put them head to head to find out. Essential PH-1iPhone 7 PlusSize141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm (5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches)158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches)Weight6.53 ounces (185 grams)6.63 ounces (188 grams)Screen5.71-inch LCD5.5-inch LEDResolution2,560 x 1,312 pixels (504 ppi)1,920 x 1,080 pixels (401 ppi)OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatiOS … [Read more...] about Essential Phone vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Can the Android newcomer take out Apple?
Depending on how much you use your iPhone 7, a full charge is either enough to get you through the day, or not nearly enough to keep up with you. Sometimes you simply need some music, but when you’ve got Bluetooth turned on, music streaming, and cellular data running, your battery isn’t likely to last long. This is where battery cases come in handy.There’s a general lack of battery cases out there for the iPhone 7 that take advantage of its capabilities, and there are even fewer that won’t interfere with the lightning port, which now doubles as the headphone port. However, there are enough available to give you exactly what you need from a battery case. Check them out below.Apple Smart Battery Case ($85+)Capacity – 2,365mAhOutput – N/ASize – 5.45 x 2.64 x 0.28 inchesWeight – N/AApple’s own Smart Battery Case is the go-to accessory if you want seamless integration with your iPhone 7. If you have any experience with the … [Read more...] about Best iPhone 7 battery cases to keep your phone above 20 percent
HTC has finally taken the wraps off of the HTC U11, the company’s latest-and-greatest smartphone. The device is sleek, stylish, and boasts some pretty impressive specs under the hood. Of course, it’s not the only phone that fits those criteria.Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus isn’t just sleek and stylish, it was also the most powerful phone around when it first debuted in September. Whether you’re an Android or iOS user, the fact remains that the iPhone is an impressive device. But how does the newly-unveiled U11 compare? Here, we take a closer look at both devices to find out. Apple iPhone 7 PlusHTC U11Size158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29-inches)153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9mm (6.06 x 2.99 x 0.31 -inches)Weight188g (6.63 oz)169g (5.96 oz)Screen5.5-inch LED5.5-inch LCDResolution1,080 x 1,920 pixels (401 pixels per inch)1,440 x 2,560 pixels (534 pixels per inch)OSiOS 10.0.1Android 7.1.1 NougatStorage32/128/256GB64GB (U.S.), 64/128GB (International)MicroSD card … [Read more...] about HTC U11 vs. Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Can Android champ beat Apple’s flagship?
The iPhone 4Ss battery-drain problem has been a hot issue over the past week. Apparently the location-services system in iOS 5 is the main culprit behind the rapid loss of battery power. Apple has acknowledged the situation and released a beta version of iOS 5.0.1, a future update that corrects the problem. Slideshow: First Look: Apple iPhone 4SBut the iPhone 4S is not the only smartphone with troublesome battery life. As my colleague Jared Newman puts it, smartphone batteries stink. For instance, when the HTC ThunderBolt and the Samsung Charge debuted earlier this year, customers reported a poor battery life span when each phone was hooked into Verizons 4G network.We wanted to see how the iPhone 4S compared to other top smartphones. Since this is just a sample comparison, it isn't the final word in battery life testing. For this article, we used the AT&T version of the iPhone 4S; your experience may vary depending on your carrier.Slideshow: 15 Best iPhone Apps for Busy CEOs … [Read more...] about IPhone 4S Battery Life: How Does it Compare to Other Smartphones?
Which?, the UK's version of Consumer Reports, is making headlines by claiming the iPhone 7’s battery life fared pretty poorly compared to a number of its major Android competitors. We thought those findings looked a little odd — Apple’s latest phones did pretty well in our battery tests — so we decided to take a closer look at what's going on. In both call time and web surfing tests, Which? found that Apple's iPhone 7 battery fared worse than the HTC 10, LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7. In that web surfing test, Which? said the iPhone 7 lasted 10 hours and 15 minutes, well behind the 13:10 pace set by the HTC 10. MORE: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Review That’s quite different from what we noticed when testing the iPhone 7. We found the iPhone 7 lasted 9:03 when web surfing, beating out the G5's time of 7:57 and the S7's time of 8:43. However, similar to Which.co's results, our numbers for the HTC 10 (9:56) were the best of the bunch. So what gives? First, … [Read more...] about iPhone 7 Battery Life a Bust? Don’t Believe the Hype
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus feature everything from new, improved cameras, to stereo speakers (finally), longer battery life and a new home button with a taptic engine. And of course, the long-rumored elimination of the analog headphone jack. The new models operate on iOS 10 and are available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 9, and shipping begins on September 16. We've got all the details, especially the stuff that matters most to business professionals and technologists.What it is: The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the latest smartphones from Apple, and they operate on iOS 10, which Apple calls its biggest upgrade yet. Why it matters: For the first time, iPhone has eliminated the headphone jack, infused new technology into its cameras, and added a new wireless chip, the W1, that can compete with bluetooth.Who it is for: Apple users who want the most processing power, most battery life, and care about iPhone photography.Why you should get it: It's been two years since Apple has … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 7: The smart person’s guide