If you want the latest and greatest Android phone, you’re likely looking at the Samsung Galaxy S7 or LG G5 . Available this spring, both phones sport the highest-end specs and features you could ever want in a smartphone. The big question is, which should you buy? We’re about to make your decision a lot easier with our in-depth comparison between both powerhouses.Spec comparison Samsung Galaxy S7LG G5Size142.4 × 69.6 × 7.9 (mm)149.4 × 73.9 × 7.7 (mm)Weight152 grams159 gramsScreen5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED5.3-inch IPS LCD Quad HD quantumResolution2,560 × 1,440, 577 ppi2,560 × 1,440, 554 ppiAlways On DisplayYesYesOSAndroid 6.0.1, with TouchWizAndroid 6.0.1 with LG UXStorage32GB32GBSD Card SlotMicroSD, up to 200GBMicroSD, up to 2TBProcessorQuad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820RAM4GB4GBConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MU-MIMO, LTE, HSPA+, USB 2.0, NFCWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, LTE, HSPA+, USB … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. LG G5: Which Android superstar shines brighter?
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One of the most anticipated smartphone launches of the year has come and gone. Apple’s iPhone 7 is officially available for purchase online, in retail, and from carriers around the country — and it doesn’t disappoint. The Cupertino company’s newest flagship sports a stellar screen, a versatile A10 Fusion processor, a touch-sensitive home button, upgraded Force Touch capabilities, and an impressive pair of cameras that focus more quickly and take sharper, more colorful images than any iPhone before it. It’s water- and dust-resistant, too, and it ships in configurations with high-gloss finishes and storage capacities up to 256GB.That’s not to say the iPhone 7 is infallible, of course. It omits the 3.5-millimeter audio jack and lacks the pricier, larger iPhone 7 Plus’ dual-sensor camera module. But at $650, it’s a heck of a package.The real question, though, is whether or not the iPhone 7 measures up to … [Read more...] about HTC 10 vs. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus : Is great audio more important than exceptional cameras?
Go big or go home: Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus, with its amazing dual cameras, is the one to buy. At long last, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are here, and yes, everything you’ve heard is true. There’s no headphone jack, you can dunk the new iPhones in water, and the camera on the iPhone 7 Plus can perform all sorts of magic tricks. Otherwise, the changes are quite subtle, so the phone should feel familiar to longtime users.We’ve been using the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus since they came out in September. We gave both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus stellar reviews, which you can read in full below. Here’s everything you need to know, including specs, features, pricing, and availability. Read our iPhone 7 review Read our iPhone 7 Plus review Small design changes on a waterproof bodyThe iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus don’t look all that different from last year’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus — you’ll have to wait … [Read more...] about iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Our take on Apple’s latest and greatest
Let’s face it: No mobile operating system is perfect. Apple’s iOS has awesome features that Google’s Android doesn’t, and Android boasts some sweet apps and tools that iOS can’t match. Since the dawn of the modern smartphone, though, it’s been impossible to get the best of both worlds — you’ve had to settle for an Android phone or an iPhone. But the Eye wants to change that.The Eye, which launched Monday on Kickstarter, is ostensibly an iPhone case with a rear-facing 5-inch display. In reality, it’s a fully functional Android smartphone replete with two SIM card slots, 3GB of memory, an octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 processor, a 2,800mAh battery, and up to 256GB of storage (via MicroSD slot). And it’s just as bulky as you’d expect.Size aside, though, the Eye’s creators make an interesting pitch. The 5-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) AMOLED screen is reportedly the “best […] on the market,” … [Read more...] about This insane iPhone case packs a fully functional Android phone
Smartphone makers are getting really serious about cameras, with Samsung setting the tone with its unique dual-pixel sensors on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Huawei is taking on Samsung by teaming up with famed camera maker Leica on the Huawei P9, offering dual cameras for refocusing on your shot after the fact.Is Leica's support (and co-engineering) enough to help Huawei steal Samsung’s crown as the camera-phone king? After putting the cameras on both phones through their paces, we believe the answer is a resounding no. MethodologyWe tested the cameras on both phones by taking shots in a variety of common scenarios in full auto mode and without tapping on the screen to select a point of focus or exposure. This lets the camera decide on its own what to focus on, reducing variation due to human interference. Each picture in the comparison was snapped within seconds of its counterpart. MORE: Why the Galaxy S7 Is the New Camera Phone King We compared images from both … [Read more...] about Huawei P9 vs. Galaxy S7: Even a Leica Can’t Beat Samsung
The iPhone has long been one of the top picks for serious smartphone photographers. But recently, other companies such as Samsung and LG have stepped up their games, offering phones that meet or even exceed the photography prowess of Apple's devices. With the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, however, Apple made some big improvements to its camera tech, making it the perfect time to take a closer look at the new camera features and specs. Perhaps these additions will give the iPhone a shot at reclaiming the title for the best smartphone camera. If you take a quick look at the latest iPhones' specs, you may think the potential improvement in picture quality over the last generation won't be that big. That's because the iPhone 7's 12-megapixel rear camera is the same resolution as the iPhone 6s' camera. But cameras can't be summed up by their resolutions alone, so let's dig a little deeper. MORE: iPhone 7 Hands-on: The Plus Reigns Supreme A wider aperture is a big deal With its … [Read more...] about iPhone 7 Camera Tech: Will Apple Be the Best Again?
The iPhone X could be Apple's biggest release since the original iPhone. Set to launch on November 3, the phone is now officially available for pre-order. Credit: AppleHowever, because this 10th anniversary iPhone ushers in the most drastic iPhone redesign we've seen in years — and because supplies are rumored to be limited — it's likely the phone might sell out fast. That means you'll have to be lightning quick to snag Apple's latest kit. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of ways you can get Apple's new smartphone now that pre-order day is upon us. When Do Pre-Orders Commence?Pre-orders for the iPhone X are already live. In-store availability will start November 3, which is about the same time you can expect your pre-ordered iPhone X to arrive. However, for deliveries the Apple Store is already listing a 5-to-6 week wait time.Meanwhile, Best Buy is listing a ship date of November 15 for its pre-orders, whereas Target and Walmart haven't opened their pre-orders … [Read more...] about How to Pre-Order the iPhone X and Get the Best Deal
Apple and Samsung have been slugging it out for the title of best smartphone for several years, and the Galaxy S7 has what it takes to take the title from Apple. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge both boast a breakthrough dual-pixel camerathat focuses superfast and offers excellent low-light performance. Plus, the new Samsungs have a water-resistant design that allows them to survive 30 minutes submerged. (You can't bob for your Apple phone — unless you want a paperweight.) Credit: Samuel C. Rutherford / Tom's Guide The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have unique strengths, including immersive Live Photos and a pressure-sensitive 3D Touch display. Apple also benefits from having an App Store that gets the hottest apps first and offering iCloud for keeping your photos and other files backed up and synced across multiple devices. But overall, Samsung takes the crown in this hard-fought battle. Here's why. DesignThe Galaxy S7and S7 Edge continue … [Read more...] about Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6s: The Choice Is Clear
Apple's iPhone lineup took a leap forward this year, adding new hardware capabilities such as wireless charging and, in the case of the iPhone X , a high-res OLED screen. At the same time, iOS 11 introduced new refinements to Apple's phones. But even though iPhones are the best that they've ever been, Android handsets still offer a far better combination of value and features than Apple's limited lineup. Android takes off the training wheels and lets consumers choose from a swath of hardware and software, also giving access to key technologies, such as 3.5mm headphone jacks and USB-C ports that you won't find on the latest iPhones. You can also get an unlocked Android phone for far less than the cost of Apple's least expensive handset, the iPhone SE . Here are 10 reasons Android beats the iPhone. 1. Better values If you want an iPhone, you have eight choices: the $349 iPhone SE, the $449 iPhone 6s, the $549 iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons Android Still Beats the iPhone
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have been on sale for a month. Now it's the iPhone X's turn. Unfortunately, all of the major carriers are currently charging roughly the same price for Apple's latest smartphones, which means your best bet for saving money is to take advantage of the trade-in specials, some of which can lower your price by as much as $300. Credit: AppleiPhone 8 and 8 Plus offers have been in place since those phones went on sale in September. Carriers are beginning to trot out their iPhone X deals now, but you can expect more deals to emerge as we get closer to Black Friday. As it stands, the iPhone X is sold out from Apple, Best Buy, and each of the Big Four carriers. Availability is dependent on the network and model. As of Monday evening (Oct. 30) Sprint is showing the shortest wait — Nov. 14 for 256GB units — while AT&T customers interested in the higher capacity Space Gray version may have to wait the longest, as far back as Dec. 19. MORE: 10 Reasons iPhone … [Read more...] about The Best iPhone X and iPhone 8 Carrier Deals: Take $350 Off at Sprint