November 1, 2017 - Written By Cory McNutt Introduction Do we have a good one for you today – the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 takes on the new Apple iPhone X in a battle of high priced smartphones and certainly the pinnacle of current technology from both companies. Many people will argue that this comparison is stupid, or unnecessary, but we must compare the top Android phones against the competition to see where we stand. The year 2017 marks the tenth year anniversary of the release of the first Apple iPhone and while for the past few years the design has remained very similar, the iPhone X is a radical change for Apple. This is their boldest and most ambitious iPhone in its history. This year we saw Samsung make an evolutionary change from the Galaxy S7 series to the Galaxy S8 series that has carried over to the Note 8. While the Galaxy S8 series will easily outsell the Galaxy Note 8, the Note 8 is Samsung’s crowning success and it is only fair that we compare it to the … [Read more...] about Phone Comparisons: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Apple iPhone X
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September 14, 2017 - Written By Dominik Bosnjak Introduction Apple finally announced its latest iOS flagship in the form of the iPhone X, with this 10th-anniversary edition of the company’s smartphone being set to compete with virtually every premium Android device released over the course of this year. While direct comparisons between iOS and Android handsets aren’t entirely fair due to a number of reasons, they’re also completely inevitable, so with that in mind, it’s time to compare Apple’s new offering with the currently most successful Android device released in 2017 – the Samsung Galaxy S8. The Biggest Android and Tech Holiday Giveaway Contest of the Year! Prizes from Sprint, HTC, Motorola, Huawei, Google, Sony, LG, Nvidia and more. ENTER TODAY! Apple’s contender represents the boldest smartphone redesign in the history of the Cupertino, California-based tech giant, with the company adopting a bezel-less aesthetic and an OLED … [Read more...] about Phone Comparison: Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S8
But it always works on Jason Vorhees’ phoneSomebody finally tricked Apple’s Face ID security tech, but let’s just say it wasn’t easy. Or pretty. Apple claimed the tech couldn’t be fooled by photos or masks, but a cybersecurity firm in Vietnam says a mask they cobbled together was able to trick the phone into unlocking. They also said they’ve been working on the project since they got their iPhone X a week ago. The mask is a copy of the face of an employee, seen in the video unlocking the phone.The company says the mask cost about $150 in materials, and involves a complicated mix of 3D printed parts, 2-D images, makeup and apparently a lot of scotch tape. The company said there was some “special processing” done on the cheeks and around the face, but no specifics on what was so special about it were released.It was only a matter of time before someone cracked Face ID, but seeing how much effort went into this, we think most iPhone X … [Read more...] about Company claims their mask can beat Apple iPhone X Face ID
Siri, it’s cold outside With the new Apple iPhone X out now for a week, there have been precious few bugs that have popped up for the handset, except for that odd “letter i” autocorrect thing, which Apple says their ironically numbered 11.1.1 update resolves. Great – except now there’s apparently a new problem for iPhone X owners living in cold climates.Several users have reported that the phones’ screen becomes unresponsive almost immediately when going from a warm to a cold outdoor environment. Clearly, a big problem. Apple says they’re aware of the issue and a software fix is in the works, and that most of time the phones actually will work fine after a short time out in the cold.So until the update drops (no exact date was specified), we suggest staying closer to the “warm fire” part of the equation, and maybe getting a little scarf or something for your iPhone X. Titans will continue to fallGamespot and other outlets are … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone X screen freezing up when it’s freezing? Fix is on the way
The 10th anniversary Apple iPhone is here, and it’s called the iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone Ten”). The Cupertino, California-based company made it official at an event on the Apple Campus in the Steve Jobs Theater — and in our iPhone X review, we call it “the best iPhone ever.”Indeed, Apple CEO Tim Cook called the new iPhone X “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone,” and it’s easy to see why. The OLED display — an iPhone first — is called the Super Retina Display and measures 5.8 inches, with a resolution of 2,436 × 1,125 pixels. It features Dolby Vision and HDR10 for stunning high-contrast video playback, as well as TrueTone dynamic white-balance adjustment, a feature of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the new iPhone 8 models. The screen takes up the whole screen and there’s no home button — you unlock your phone with your face. Oh, and it’s water- … [Read more...] about The all-screen Apple iPhone X is here, and it’s the new iPhone you’ll want
A definite treatHappy Halloween, and we’re getting our first look at the shiny new Apple iPhone X, which we’ve managed to get ahold of a little bit ahead of its official debut this Friday. DT Mobile Tech editor and smartphone torture tester Julian Chokkattu has been getting more familiar with Apple’s latest halo product, and the first impressions are definitely positive.The 5.8-inch OLED screen certainly impresses, but the little notch where the Face ID tech lives can distract a bit from the experience at times. And speaking of Face ID, it works most of the time. It’ll likely take us – and everyone else – a little while to get used to the quick “unlock glance” exercise, and it does seem to work as promised the majority of the time. And when it doesn’t, you can always just tap in your PIN to solve that first world problem.Otherwise, photos look great, iOS 11 is snappy and fun to use, the AR toys are fun to play with and overall, … [Read more...] about The Apple iPhone X is a game changer, but is it worth a grand?
Go get in line nowIf you wanted the new Apple iPhone X and weren’t poised over your mouse and keyboard at 12:01 a.m. PDT this morning, well, it’s now going to be a while – maybe a very long while – until you can get one. According to CNET and numerous other outlets where technophiles were hoping to scoop up the new phone, they were pretty much gone in ten minutes. That’s when the shipping delays began to pop up, and most cell phone carriers, along with Apple, are now showing a five to six week delay in shipping times. That means if you slept through the pre-order window, your only recourse now to get one in the short term is to get in line at an Apple Store or shell out big time for one elsewhere. The new iPhone Ten is $999 for the base 64gb model, and the 256gb model is $1149. Or, slightly more on eBay. Good luck. Everything is fine, mostlySpeaking of expensive smartphones, Google is currently involved in a bit of… confusing messaging about … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone X delivery times stretch out for weeks after pre-order blitz
Cannabalistic Apples?It looks like pending demand for the hot new Apple iPhone X could be hitting demand for its other two new phones, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Multiple sources say that Apple is cutting production demands for the two handsets by as much as 50 percent as the October 27 order date for the flashy halo phone nears. That’s unusual for Apple, and it nicked their stock price this morning as markets opened.Now the worry is whether Apple can crank out enough iPhone X units to meet demand, which Verizon says appears to be heating up, despite the price tag, which starts at $,1000 and goes up from there. And who knows, maybe iPhone 8 demand will bounce back if wait times for the iPhone X stretch into weeks or even months. Can’t decide on which one to get? Check out our full iPhone 8 review and iPhone 10 hands-on first look at the links. Then decide… Record it or it didn’t happenIf you’re a Nintendo Switch fan, good news: A big update is out now and … [Read more...] about Is Apple iPhone X anticipation hurting demand for the iPhone 8 models?
If you’ve got serious cash to spend on a top-of-the-line handset and you want the very best, you’ll soon have two options — and they’re both very special. Apple’s iPhone X is the biggest leap forward the company has taken in smartphone design since, well, it designed the modern smartphone. Meanwhile, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is a return to form for our favorite supersized phablet.There’s so much to like about both these flagships, but they’re also very different. The iPhone X lacks a fingerprint sensor, but can be unlocked with three-dimensional facial recognition. The Galaxy Note 8 has one on the back, and even though it has face unlocking technology, its front-facing camera can’t match Apple’s depth-sensing tricks. Conversely, the Note 8 has its iconic multifunctional S Pen stylus, and the iPhone doesn’t have anything of the sort. You get the idea.In this specs comparison, we’ll run through all the … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone X vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: The $1,000 question
In the Spirit of SteveAs expected, Apple finally answered all the questions that have been floating around for over a year now about the new iPhone, which is indeed called the iPhone X (“Ten”). But perhaps the biggest event in Apple’s recent history didn’t start with fanfare or bombast, but instead began with a Beatles-backed video tour of the Steve Jobs Theater and a somewhat somber tribute by teary-eyed CEO Tim Cook, who was one of Jobs’ closest friends and confidants. Jobs died in 2011 shortly after proposing the plans for the audacious new campus.Cook began with a plea for donations to hurricane relief fund Hand in Hand and a quick overview of the new Apple Park campus. And following a recap of Apple’s retail store design efforts, it was on to the main event – or events. The Apple Watch we really wanted all alongThe next generation of the Apple Watch was first up, and Tim Cook says sales are strong in the typically soft smartwatch niche, … [Read more...] about DT Daily: Apple iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K event recap