iPhone 13

iPhone 13 vs. Samsung Galaxy S21: Which Do You Prefer?

The iPhone 13 has arrived, bringing with it a slew of new features and enhancements over its predecessor, the iPhone 12. It has a new, more powerful processor, more internal memory, a larger battery, and even a notch that has been narrowed. Leaving aside the Pro and Pro Max variants, it is Apple’s best smartphone to date and one of the best smartphones you’ll likely discover.

Of all, we live in a Golden Age for premium smartphones that pack the power of a laptop into a small package, so the iPhone 13 won’t be alone. Its most noteworthy competitor is undoubtedly the Samsung Galaxy S21, which offers a significant improvement over its predecessors while remaining cheaper than previous entrants in the long-running series. It’s one of the best not-too-expensive phones around right now, just like the iPhone 13.

Which flagship smartphone is better: the iPhone 13 or the Samsung Galaxy S21? In order to address this question, we put the two devices through a thorough head-to-head comparison. We examine their technical specifications, designs, displays, performance, cameras, software, and pricing. This should assist you in determining which of these two phones is the better flagship for you in 2021.

Specs

iPhone 13 Samsung Galaxy S21
Size 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.7mm (5.78 x 2.81 x 0.30 inches) 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm (6 x 2.8 x 0.31 inches)
Weight 174 grams (6.14 ounces) 171 grams (6.03 ounces)
Screen size 6.1-inch Super Retina OLED 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED
Screen resolution 2532 x 1170 pixels (460 pixels per inch) 2400 x 1080 pixels (421 pixels per inch)
Adaptive 48-120Hz refresh rate
Operating system iOS 15 Android 11 with One UI 3.1
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB
MicroSD card slot No No
Tap-to-pay services Apple Pay Google Pay, Samsung Pay
Processor Apple A15 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM 4GB 8GB
Camera Dual-lens 12-megapixel wide and 12MP ultrawide rear, 12MP TrueDepth front Triple lens 12MPp wide, 12MP ultrawide, and 64MP telephoto rear
10MP front
Video 4K at up to 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps 8K at up to 30 fps, 4K at up to 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.1
Ports Lightning connector USB-C
Fingerprint sensor No, FaceID instead Yes (in-display ultrasonic)
Water resistance IP68 IP68
Battery 3,240mAh

Fast charging (20W charger sold separately)

MagSafe wireless charging (15W)

Qi wireless charging (7.5W)

4,000mAh
25W wired charging (No charger included in the box)
15W wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging
App marketplace Apple App Store Google Play Store
Network support All major carriers All major carriers
Colors Black, blue, green, white, and red Phantom Grey, Phantom White, Phantom Pink, Phantom Violet
Prices $799+ $900
Review score News 3.5 out of 5 stars

Design, presentation, and long-term use

Anyone expecting Apple to give the iPhone 13 a new design is likely to be disappointed. It appears almost comparable to the iPhone 12 from last year, with the same flat-edged sides first seen on current iPad Pro models. The only noticeable difference is that the notch — which punctuates the otherwise continuous edge-to-edge display — has been narrowed somewhat, and the two lenses on the phone’s back have been rearranged diagonally rather than vertically.

The Galaxy S21, on the other hand, has seen minor cosmetic changes. It boasts a nearly bezel-less front with a punch-hole selfie camera in the top centre of the display, and the rear camera module is perfectly merged into the back frame. It looks much slimmer than the S20, and many will find it more appealing and elegant than the iPhone 13, which is probably a tad conservative. The S21’s plastic back, on the other hand, may detract from its aesthetic appeal, whilst the iPhone 13’s glass back enhances its distinct appearances. Both devices are around the same weight and have similar proportions, so they’re about the same amount of fun to use.

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In terms of display, the two phones are also a good match. The Galaxy S21 has a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and an adjustable refresh rate of 48Hz to 120Hz, whereas the iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2532 x 1170 pixels. Although Apple’s tablet has more pixels per inch, the S21’s support for a 120Hz refresh rate tilts the scales dramatically in its favour. Because the iPhone 13 (but not the 13 Pro or 13 Pro Max) lacks such a refresh rate, the S21’s screen is substantially smoother. Furthermore, the usage of an AMOLED display adds to the richness of the display, with deeper blacks and brighter colours.

Both phones have an official IP68 rating, which means they can be submerged for up to 30 minutes in up to 1.5 meters of water. Despite this parity, the S21’s somewhat more appealing design, as well as its more fluid display, gives it the upper hand in this first round.

Samsung Galaxy S21 is the winner.

Battery life, performance, and charging

The Galaxy S21 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU, which provides top-of-the-line performance that has yet to be matched by any other Android phone. Multitasking and gaming will be a breeze with this processor and 8GB of RAM. The same can be said about the iPhone 13, which is equipped with Apple’s latest A15 Bionic chip. It’s incredibly agile and capable as a 5nm CPU. The iPhone 13 will be every bit as speedy as the Galaxy S21, even with the 4GB of RAM on offer. You’ll have a cutting-edge mobile PC regardless of the device you choose.

The Galaxy S21 has 128GB or 256GB of storage, however, the iPhone 13 has these two options plus a whopping 512GB of internal storage. Because neither phone has a microSD card port, you’ll have to rely on the cloud if you go over the limit, regardless of which capacity you choose.

We haven’t had a chance to fully assess the iPhone 13, so it’s difficult to say which device has longer battery life. The S21 has a 4,000mAh battery that should last you a day of moderate use, though it may be close to running out if you use it more frequently. The iPhone 13 appears to have a battery capacity of 3,240mAh. Although this is a smaller device, Apple’s judicious usage of software ensures that it will last you most days. As a result, we anticipate similar longevity to the S21, however, we’ll have to wait for a comprehensive evaluation before drawing any judgments.

Both phones enable fast charging, with the S21 allowing for 25W charging and the iPhone allowing for 20W charging. Both offer 15W wireless charging, thus we’re declaring this round a tie due to the same levels of performance.

Cameras

The dual-lens configuration of the iPhone 12 is carried over to the iPhone 13, with no substantial hardware modifications. This implies it has the same 12-megapixel wide camera lens and 12-megapixel ultrawide camera lens as last year’s model, with the same aperture sizes. The iPhone 13 does, however, provide sensor-shift optical image stabilization with its wide lens, which was previously only available with the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s wide lens. This provides better image stabilization, resulting in more useable photos in a wider range of situations.

Similarly, the Galaxy S21’s camera arrangement is nearly identical to the Galaxy S20’s, with both using a triple-lens setup that includes a 64MP telephoto lens (in addition to 12MP wide and ultrawide lenses). Nonetheless, Samsung claims that improvements to the image signal processor and new processing software in its new chipset make greater use of the raw data captured by sensors.

The S21, on the other hand, performs just as well as the S21. In favourable lighting, its images are frequently stunning, with vibrant colours and clarity. Simultaneously, processing enhancements have toned down the S20’s occasionally exaggerated and too warm hues. Unfortunately, the S21 struggles in low-light situations, with the selfie camera in particular missing detail in less-than-ideal situations.

When it comes to the iPhone 13, it’ll most likely be at least as good as the iPhone 12. We haven’t given it a thorough examination yet, but given how good the iPhone 12’s camera was, we expect the iPhone 13 to be just as good. Additionally, Cinematic Mode is included, which allows you to fluidly shift emphasis from the foreground to the background of a scene. This should be enough to make any aspiring director salivate.

iPhone 13 is the winner.

Updates and software

The iPhone 13 comes pre-installed with iOS 15, which includes improved Notifications, the ability to share media experiences over FaceTime, and a new Focus function (which basically offers different kinds of Do Not Disturb modes). It also maintains the same streamlined and highly secure user interface that Apple customers have grown to expect and enjoy.

Android 11 is installed on the Galaxy S21. It runs on Samsung’s One UI 3.1, which is an Android 11 skin. It provides a highly intuitive user experience while also allowing for a level of customization not available on iOS.

While we’re hesitant to declare a winner in the never-ending iOS vs. Android battle, there’s no doubt that the iPhone 13 will receive greater updates. Even the iPhone 6S, which was released in 2015, is receiving iOS 15, so you can expect your iPhone 13 to receive iOS 21 as well. It will also receive upgrades faster than the S21, which will be hampered by the fact that Samsung is not responsible for the phone’s underlying software.

iPhone 13 is the winner.

Special features

Both phones support 5G, including the speedier mmWave band, so you’ll get lightning-fast download speeds in regions where 5G is available. The S21 also supports the latest Wi-Fi 6E standard, making it compatible with the fastest Wi-Fi connections available.

Aside from that, there’s not much to say about the iPhone 13’s unique features. You’ll get Face ID as usual, as well as Memoji and Animoji, which let you add augmented reality characters to your messages. You’ll also have Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, which has been a part of Apple phones since the iPhone 4S.

The only significant difference with the S21 is its compatibility with Samsung’s new SmartTag Bluetooth trackers. These are little sensors that you may connect to personal items (such as keys) and track using the SmartThings Find the app on your phone if you misplace them.

Cost and the availability

Apple’s iPhone 13 is now available for pre-order and will be released on September 24. It starts at $799, but if you want the one with 256GB or 512GB of internal memory, you’ll have to pay extra. All major carriers will support the phone, and it will be available for purchase from most major retailers.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is available for $799 (or $849 for the 256GB version) through Samsung. All major carriers support it, and it’s available at outlets like Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon, among others.

iPhone 13 is the overall winner.

It’s a tight call, but the iPhone 13 outperforms the Samsung Galaxy S21 in every way. Yes, in terms of performance, they are basically equivalent, with the S21 being slightly more appealing. The iPhone 13, on the other hand, has a clearly superior camera and, in some ways, nicer software as well as a guarantee of more upgrades. This is just about enough to give Apple’s new flagship the overall advantage, yet Android fans won’t be disappointed by the S21.

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Windows 11 Coming Up On October 5th, Checkout The New Features!!

Just In: Windows 11 Coming Up On October 5th, Checkout The New Features!!

For the first time since Microsoft launched Windows 10, there’s a compelling reason to be optimistic about Windows’ future. Microsoft talked about “what’s next for Windows” earlier this year and introduced Windows 11, the next major iteration of the Windows operating system, which emphasizes hybrid work and learning. We tested an early version of Windows 11 and compiled a list of all we know and everything that has been publicly disclosed.

Release date

Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will be available to the general public on October 5, 2021. This is the deadline for upgrading compatible PCs to Windows 11 and purchasing new PCs with the operating system preinstalled.

Microsoft, on the other hand, is still beta testing Windows 11 ahead of its general release on October 5. At the time of publication, eight main “builds” of the operating system were available for testing. On this page, Microsoft explains how to get Windows 11 early.

Whether you want to test Windows 11 ahead of time or upgrade on October 5, you must fulfil the minimum system requirements. You’ll also need an Intel eighth-generation or AMD Ryzen 2000 or newer processor, as well as a computer with a TPM 2.0 chip. If you have a certain Intel seventh-generation processor, you can also run Windows 11.

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To opt your PC into flight Insider Preview builds for beta testing Windows 11, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program. Also, don’t be too concerned if things go wrong. Nvidia and Intel have released new graphics, CPU, and GPU drivers to ensure that Windows 11 runs smoothly.

You can find out how to get Windows 11 on October 5 by going to Windows Update. Windows Update will notify you when the free upgrade is available for your device.

A visual redesign for Taskbar and Start menu, better multitasking

The two most noticeable new aspects in Windows 11 are a floating and centred Start menu and a centred taskbar, as rumoured. They give Windows a completely new look and feel, removing Live Tiles and replacing them with a more touch-friendly design. Instead of Live Tiles, you’ll get regular icons that link to your apps and can be “pinned” for later use. Microsoft even changed the Start menu in Windows 11 to bring back the search box.

Under your icons, you’ll see a list of OneDrive-powered recommended documents and files, as well as the files you use the most on your device. This is one of the most significant modifications to the Start menu since Windows 10. Although Microsoft 365 and Microsoft’s cloud power all of these services, you should still be able to see your local documents.

Aside from the Start menu, Windows 11 features rounded corners and menus everywhere, as well as an Action Center with a revised style that emphasizes cleaner sliders and rounder buttons. In Windows 11, Microsoft even changed the windowing system such that hovering over the maximize icon reveals additional methods to split your apps for multitasking.

Snap Layouts is a feature in Windows 11 that remembers the work you’re doing and saves it on the taskbar as a group for easier access. More importantly, Microsoft changed the way Windows interacts with monitors. When you return to Windows 11 on the big screen, Windows will remember the structure of your programs and projects and keep them running in the same way they were before.

New animations, sounds, and widgets

The animations in Windows 11 have also been improved to look smoother and more natural. When you click on the Start menu or minimize and close windows, this is most noticeable. The animations have a fluid look and feel, similar to what you’d find on a mobile operating system.

Windows 11 brings back a new “widgets” section, similar to Windows Vista. The widgets work similarly to Windows 10’s News and Interests feature. You may see the weather, top news headlines, stocks, sports scores, and more by clicking the widget’s icon in the taskbar.

Widgets, according to Microsoft, are powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and serve you curated content. You may choose the topics you wish to follow, support local content providers by tipping them directly in the feed, and rearrange widgets as you see fit.

A new Microsoft Store with Android apps on Windows

The new Microsoft Store is another notable feature of Windows 11. The Microsoft Store has gained a huge boost in Windows 11, while the Amazon App Store will ultimately allow you to run Android apps. Keep in mind that the feature may not be ready for Windows 11’s general launch on October 5th. Microsoft stated in a blog post that it is continuing to work on “bringing Android apps to Windows 11 through collaboration with Amazon and Intel, with a preview for Windows Insiders over the coming months.”

However, there has been some debate over this. Some were concerned that Google’s new Android App Bundle format, rather than the traditional APK, would affect the ability to run and sideload Android programs in Windows 11. Amazon has now assuaged fears by confirming that it will support the new Android App Bundle format as well.

In any case, this means that Android apps will operate natively on your computer without the need for a phone, and you’ll be able to drag and pin them to your taskbar or Start menu. Microsoft demonstrated TikTok in Windows 11, although it’s unclear when the feature will be available on PCs. Intel and Microsoft collaborated on this project using Intel’s bridge technology.

Aside from the Android apps in the store, Microsoft also revealed other Windows-related upgrades. In the shop, you’ll find Win32, UWP, and PWA apps, as well as apps like Google Chrome. Microsoft also referenced Disney+ and the Adobe Creative Cloud suites as examples.

Microsoft even went after Apple. According to the business, apps on the Microsoft Store can have their own commerce engine, which allows developers to keep all of the income without Microsoft getting a portion.

A new chat app powered by Teams

Do you want to talk? Skype is being phased out, and Microsoft is focusing entirely on Teams with Windows 11. A new Chat app has been added to the operating system. You’ll be able to tap the icon and immediately begin a chat or video conversation with Teams. You’ll see your latest contacts and discussions when you click on it.

There are buttons for starting a new video or chat, as well as launching the app for the complete experience. You may even communicate with folks on different platforms using this chat software. You may connect via two-way SMS if the person you’re conversing with doesn’t utilize Teams, according to Microsoft.

Faster and more secure

Although Microsoft did not provide specifics, Windows 11 has some performance enhancements. Windows updates are now 40% smaller and install in the background, according to the company. Windows 11, according to Microsoft’s Panos Panay, is “the most secure Windows yet.”

This is due to the fact that Windows Hello is faster, as well as features like Wake From Sleep. According to Panay, battery life has improved as a result of Windows 11 systems using less energy.

Improvements for touch

In Windows 11, there are also modifications to the touch experience. Windows 10’s specific tablet mode is no longer available, and Microsoft has replaced it with gestures and other capabilities

This implies that icons and boxes are easier to manipulate with your fingers. This is in addition to improved window animations that illustrate where items are moving. The touch keyboard has been enhanced as well, allowing you to swipe with your fingers and utilize the spacebar as a touchpad. When it comes to gestures, you can minimize and close windows on Windows by swiping up and down with three or four fingers. In tablet form, Microsoft even included haptics. As you edit or sketch with a pen, you’ll notice vibrations and hear more sounds.

Power to the gamers

Finally, Microsoft released gaming upgrades for Windows 11. “Superior visuals, great speed, and a vast assortment of games” are among the highlights of the improvements.

Auto HDR is one of them, and it will refresh the colour and style of games to make them look more realistic. There are no adjustments required on your part or on the part of the developers, and it will all happen automatically in games like Skyrim. Direct Storage is also offered. Games will load from the graphics card instead of the computer’s processor with this capability, which is the same as on Xbox Series X and S. It should result in quicker loading times.

Microsoft is also expanding its gaming portfolio beyond the Microsoft Store. Later this year, an upgrade to the Xbox Game App will offer Xbox Cloud Gaming to Windows 11 PCs via internet streaming, competing with services like Google Stadia and Apple Arcade.

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Oukitel C23 Pro

Check Out The Full Specs And Price Of Oukitel C23 Pro

The Oukitel C23 Pro is another product from the Oukitel lineup. It’s in the low-budget category, with adequate technology housed in a modest chassis that avoids the latest design fads. This article summarizes its features and price to assist you in making your purchase decision.

Oukitel C23 Pro Key Specs & Features

  • 6.5-inch Incell Display, 720 x 1520 Pixels, 20:90 Aspect Ratio
  • MediaTek Helio P22 Processor
  • Android 10
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB RAM, with SD-Card support up to 256GB
  • 13MP + 2MP + Depth + Depth Quad Rear Cameras
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • 64GB Built-Storage, With SD-Card Support up to 256GB
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear-Mounted)
  • Non-removable 5000mAh Li-Po Removable Battery

Oukitel C23 Pro

Display and Design

The is quite basic, which didn’t surprise me given that it’s a low-cost smartphone. As a result, it lacks the latest design trends; the design is described as subtle.

A plane-coloured pattern can be found on the back, which houses a camera module with four cameras and an LED flash. A capacitive fingerprint sensor and the Oukitel branding are also present, indicating that this is an Oukitel smartphone.

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In terms of colour, the Oukitel C23 Pro is available in three different shades: Keppel Green, Madison Blue, and Classic Black.

The front of the phone features a 6.5-inch Incell display with a drop notch and thick bezels. A 720 x 1520 resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio are among the display’s strengths.

Cameras

The Oukitel C23 Pro has a quad-camera arrangement on the back, consisting of a 13MP primary camera, a 2MP macro camera, and two depth cameras, according to the spec sheet. On the selfie front, we got a single 8MP sensor hidden into the display’s drop notch.

Low-cost smartphones, such as the Oukitel C23 Pro, aren’t expected to have excellent cameras because that would be outside the usual. One of the most typical places where OEMs cut costs is in the camera section.

Putting the front and rear cameras together, however, reveals that Oukitel has provided us with a combination that will assist us in capturing unforgettable scenes to some extent.

Hardware and software

An Octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor powers the Oukitel C23 Pro’s powerful hardware. The IMG PowerVR GE880 GPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB built-in storage with SD card expansion up to 256GB and a non-removable 5000mAh battery are all included.

The user interface of the  Pro is built on top of the Android 10 operating system.

A 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C port, Bluetooth, and Wifi/hotspot are all included on the Oukitel C23 Pro.

This device’s internet connectivity is limited to 4G, thus you won’t be able to use it with 5G.

Price and Availability of the Oukitel C23 Pro

The Oukitel C23 Pro costs around $133 at major shops. This is equivalent to 56,773 Naira in Nigeria, 825 GHC in Ghana, and 15,171 KSH in Kenya.

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Vivo Y21

Techtember: vivo Y21 Is Said to Launch In Kenya

With the Vivo Y21, Vivo is apparently preparing to revamp its Y-series smartphone portfolio in Kenya. On the 28th of this week, the smartphone is expected to be released.

The new Vivo Y21 will be marketed as the world’s thinnest 5,000mAh phone with an 8.0mm Sleek Design. It will be a low-cost phone with a 6.51-inch HD With a Display (1600 by 720 pixels) and a MediaTek Helio P35 CPU with 4GB RAM plus an additional 1GB RAM.

This is a new feature that makes the device run quicker and smoother when performing intensive tasks like gaming and multitasking. Fast charging technology of 18W will be included with the battery.

The smartphone will replace the previous generation, the Vivo Y20, according to Vivo, in order to keep the series new and intriguing.

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vivo Y21 will be an interesting model that covers the major characteristics while being reasonable, as we want to continue delivering products with great performance and trendsetting design at an affordable price.

Furthermore, the Vivo Y21 will be powered by Vivo’s Funtouch OS 11.1, which is based on Android version 11. It will have a front-facing 8MP camera for selfies and a dual-camera system with 13MP + 2MP.

On the day of the launch, the price and availability will be disclosed.

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iPhone 13

Apple iPhone 13 Buying Guide: Release Date, Price, Specs Everything You Need To Know

At Apple’s “California Streaming” event on September 14, the company introduced a new iPhone 13, as well as two new iPads and the Apple Watch Series 7. Here’s everything you need to know if you’re considering purchasing a new iPhone.

The iPhone 13 Series

There are four phones in the iPhone 13 Series. Despite the iPhone 12 Mini’s poor sales, the iPhone 13 Mini is the smallest and cheapest model in the range. The iPhone 13 Mini shares a lot of features with the standard iPhone 13.

iPhone 13

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are two premium variants with superior performance and storage options. 5G connectivity is available on all of the phones. Here’s an example of a quick comparison:

iPhone 13 Design

The iPhone 13 has an aluminum body with flattened corners, which is similar to that of the iPhone 5. The speaker, front-facing camera, and Face ID technology are all housed in a slimmer notch, giving you more screen real estate.

iPhone 13

The phone’s small design and lightweight allow for a larger battery without sacrificing its slimness. All devices have longer battery life than previous generations, with the iPhone 13 Pro Max offering 2.5 hours more battery life than the iPhone 12 Pro Max, allowing users to go up to 28 hours between charges.

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There will be five color possibilities for the iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13 models: the much-anticipated pink, blue, midnight, starlight, and red. Graphite, gold, silver, and a new light blue tone called “sierra blue” will be available on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

The iPhone 13 Display

iPhone 13

The iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch display, whereas the iPhone Mini has a 5.4-inch display that is only marginally larger than the iPhone SE. These versions have 60Hz refresh rate Super Retina XDR displays.

Pro Motion is built into both the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max displays, allowing for an adjustable refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The iPhone 13 Pro has the same size as the iPhone 13 with a 6.1-inch display, while the iPhone 13 Pr0 Max has a 6.7-inch display. Ceramic Shield front covers are used on all four models, and they all have an IP68 water-resistant rating.

Cameras on the iPhone 13

The front cameras on all iPhone 13 phones are 12 megapixels. The iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13 both have diagonal dual-camera systems on the back, with wide and ultrawide sensors and 2x optical zoom. Sensor-shift optical image stabilization (OIS) is used by the wide-angle camera to increase light sensitivity and improve the quality of low-light photographs and movies.

iPhone 13

New ultrawide, wide, and telephoto cameras will be available on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, with Night Mode on all three. The optical zoom on these cameras is 3x. If you’re having difficulties picking between the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro-based on-camera performance, we’ve put together a detailed comparison of the two models, right down to the smallest details.

 

Photographic Styles and a new Cinematic mode will be added to Apple’s new operating system, iOS 15, which will boost the Camera app and photography software. Photographic Styles on the Camera app will allow you to personalize photographs with text and other effects. Depth-of-field transitions, macro video, time-lapse, and Slo-mo videos will all be possible in cinematic mode.

Pricing, release date, carrier offers, and availability for the iPhone 13

The iPhone 13’s price hasn’t changed since last year. The iPhone 13 Mini, the smallest and most cheap handset, starts at $699, or 679 pounds in the United Kingdom. The iPhone 13 costs $799 in the United States and 779 pounds in the United Kingdom.

The iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999 for 1TB of storage, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max costs $1,099. These gadgets cost 949 pounds and 1,049 pounds in the United Kingdom, respectively.

Carriers are likewise eager to get their hands on a new iPhone.

T-Mobile is attempting to attract new 5G subscribers by giving an $800 trade-in credit that may be applied to future phones in perpetuity — that is, forever. Or, in T-words, Mobile’s “upgrade to the latest iPhone every two or more years and save up to $800.” And you can do it indefinitely.”

iPhone 13

AT&T does not want its consumers to abandon the company. With an unlimited subscription, it is giving new and existing users the iPhone 13 Mini or iPhone 13 Pro for free. The other devices will set you back $99. AT&T is also providing $200 off the purchase of two Apple Watch Series 7 devices to customers who add a new line.

Last but not least, Verizon is offering current and new customers $800 off the iPhone 13 lineup with a trade-in on select unlimited plans. Switching providers can also save you up to $500, bringing the total savings to $1,300 on any of the new iPhone 13 variants.

On Friday, September 17, the new iPhones will be available for pre-order, and they will be delivered on Friday, September 24.

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Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro

The Premium Android phone: Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G Full Price And Spec

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G includes all of the features that were missing from the Mi 9 Series’ predecessors. It’s a smartphone for those who want nothing but the fastest internet speeds without losing the vital features of a fantastic smartphone. The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G specs and prices are discussed in this article.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G Key Specs & Features

  • 6.39-inch Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 1080 X 2340 pixels (403 PPI)
  • Android 10 (Pie), MIUI 11
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ 7nm
  • 8GB RAM / 12GB RAM
  • 128GB / 256GB/  512GB  Internal Storage
  • 48MP + 12MP + 16MP Tri Rear Camera
  • 20MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE and 5G
  • Fingerprint sensor (under Display)
  • 30W Fast Wireless Charging
  • 40W Fast Charging Capacity
  • Water and Dust Proof (IP68 certification)
  • 4000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery

Design and Display

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G appears to be an exact twin to the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro in terms of design and display.

With a few minor differences, the Xiaomi device resembles the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9 Pro. If you put both smartphones on a table, you’ll almost certainly confuse them.

Glass and aluminium combine to form the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G. The back of this item has a curved back with a holographic pattern on it. When the mobile phone is tilted, the colour shade shifts.

A triple camera system, a camera flash, the MI marking, and the 5G branding can all be found on the smartphone’s back. The only elements that indicate that this is a distinct Xiaomi Smartphone are the imprinted 5G lettering and the red ring that surrounds the first camera on the back of the device.

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To get a frontal look of the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G, flip it over and you’ll see a resemblance to the Xiaomi Mi 9. The configuration is identical to that of the Xiaomi Mi 9.

Upfront is a 6.39-inch super AMOLED display with a screen density of 403 pixels per inch. There is a notch on this display. The bottom bezel has been pared down to its bare essentials. This display also houses an optical fingerprint sensor, which is located beneath it.

The cell phone comes in a limited number of colour options. The device is only available in two colours: Dream white and Titanium black.

 Cameras

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G’s cameras are reminiscent of those seen on the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9 Pro. There is a three-camera system, each with its own set of capabilities. There’s also a front-facing selfie camera with a screen flash.

When photos and movies are taken in favourable conditions, the device’s cameras, like those in its predecessors, offer excellent images and amazing video capture.

A 48MP primary camera with an aperture of F/1.8, a Telephoto camera with an aperture of F/2.2, and a 16MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of F/2.2 make up the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G’s triple rear camera system.

This rear camera system allows you to record HDR and panoramic content. You can also take 2160p films at 30 and 60 frames per second, as well as 1080p videos at 30/120/240 and 960 frames per second. For shooting videos on a smartphone, you have good hardware.

The premium Android phone has a 20MP front-facing camera with an aperture of F/2.2 for selfies. HDR content may be captured with this camera. You may also record 1080p videos at up to 30 frames per second.

Hardware and software 

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro

The parallels remain. Internal hardware configurations are identical between the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G and the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro. The processors, RAM combinations, and internal storage configurations are identical on both smartphones.

A 7 nm Octa-core Snapdragon 855+ CPU with clock rates ranging from 2.96 GHz to 2.42 GHz and 1.8 GHz powers the device. This mobile phone’s variable processing speed guarantees that it assigns the appropriate amount of power to each activity, reducing battery usage.

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G comes in two RAM options and three internal storage variants. When purchasing this device, you have the choice of choosing between 8GB and 12GB of RAM, as well as 128GB, 1256GB, or 512GB of internal storage.

A non-removable 4000 mAh Li-Po battery powers the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G. The Xiaomi 9 Pro supports 40W fast charging and 30W fast wireless charging for quick charging. Its reverse wireless charging, which charges at 10W, can be used to charge other devices.

On top of the Android 10 operating system, the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G runs the MIUI 11 interface. It was unknown whether the cell phone would receive future updates at the time this story was written.

Connectivity

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G is one of the few Xiaomi phones that doesn’t include a headphone jack. This device does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. You’ll need a USB-C or wireless headset to listen to music through headphones.

The USB Type C port on this smartphone is version 2.0. This device also includes dual-band wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC connectivity.

Because it is a 5G handset, Xiaomi claims that the Mi 9 Pro 5G can download files at 1.78Gps. If everything goes as planned, you should be able to download your favourite movies and games in minutes.

Sure, 5G connectivity is the major reason you’re buying this device, but in the event that 5G isn’t available in your location, you’ll be able to use 4G LTE. If you’re in Nigeria, you can connect to the internet using 9Mobile, MTN, or Airtel’s 4G LTE networks. The Glo 4G LTE network is not available in this area.

Price and Availability of Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G price in Nigeria starts at around 187,460 Naira (approximately 520 USD) at the time this article was written.

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G is presently available for purchase and can be found at local retail outlets as well as online retailers that ship to your location.

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Vivo

Vivo And Zeiss Go Bokeh Mad With The New Vivo X70 Phone Series

Vivo has included four additional bokeh effects influenced by Zeiss lenses to the cameras of the new Vivo X70 series phones to commemorate their cooperation with lens expert Zeiss. According to Vivo, this and other camera upgrades, such as an improved gimbal stabilizer on the new phones, are aimed at “closing the gap between mobile and professional photography.”

The X70, X70 Pro, and X70 Pro+ are the three models in the lineup, and this is what they’re all about.

Vivo

Vivo X70 Pro+

The X70 Pro+ is Vivo’s top-of-the-line model in the new lineup, with the best camera specs. A 50-megapixel, 1/1.3-inch Samsung ISOCELL GN1 sensor serves as the primary camera, which is complemented by a 48-megapixel wide-angle camera, as well as a 12MP and 8MP cameras. It has a new 360-degree gimbal for stability, as well as a Vivo-designed imaging processor that employs artificial intelligence to decrease noise and aid stabilization.

So, how’s the bokeh? Biotar for Zeiss’s “swirly” bokeh style, Distagon for an anamorphic view, Sonnar for a creamier and smoother style, and Planar for that traditional bokeh look to your portrait photographs are the four modes available. Vivo and Zeiss collaborated on the camera’s hardware and software. These settings are in addition to a variety of night modes and a video pro mode.

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The X70 Pro+ sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus engine and a 6.78-inch screen with a 517 pixel-per-inch density and a WQHD resolution. It is made of glass with a ceramic layer around the camera module. The 4,500mAh battery supports both Vivo’s wired 55-watt fast charging and a new 50W wireless charging function that is compatible with Qi wireless chargers, according to the company. It’s also the first Vivo phone to receive an IP68 classification for water resistance.

Vivo

Vivo X70 and X70 Pro

The X70 Pro is in the centre of the line, with a 50MP main camera and a 12MP wide-angle camera, as well as the same 12MP and 8MP cameras as the X70 Pro+. The press release mentions gimbal stabilization, but it’s version 3.0, not the 360-degree version found on the X70 Pro+. On the X60 Pro and Pro+, Vivo utilized version 2.0, implying that this is an update. Optical and electrical image stabilization is also included in the camera.

The X70 features a triple-camera configuration that includes a 40MP main camera and two 12MP cameras. It does, however, contain the same gimbal system as the X70 Pro, as well as all of the Zeiss bokeh effects. Both phones feature the Density 1200 CPU from MediaTek, as well as 6.56-inch screens with 120Hz refresh rates and Vivo’s 44W fast charging mechanism. Finally, Vivo’s current FunTouch OS 12 UI runs on top of Google Android on all three phones.

Price and availability

Vivo has been gradually distributing more of its smartphones outside of China, although they have yet to be formally released in the United States or the United Kingdom. The X70 series will be available in a number of countries, including India, Taiwan, and the Middle East. At the time of writing, prices had not been confirmed.

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Sony Xperia 10 III Lite

Expects From Sony Xperia 10 III Lite: Specs & Price

The Sony Xperia 10 III Lite is a more budget-friendly version of the normal Xperia 10 III. When comparing the two gadgets, there isn’t much of a difference. In reality, the storage capacity of these devices is what sets them apart. This means that if you choose the Xperia 10 III lite, you won’t be losing anything.

Sony Xperia 10 III Lite Key Specs & Features

  • 6.0 inches OLED Display, 1080 x 2520 Pixels, (~457 PPI)
  • Android 11
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G (8 nm) Processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB Built-in Storage
  • 12 MP + 8MP + 8MP Triple Rear Cameras
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • IP65/IP68 Dust & Water Resistant
  • Fingerprint (side-mounted)
  • 5G Network
  • Fast Charging 30W
  • Non-Removable 4500 mAh Li-Po Battery

Display and Design

Sony Xperia 10 III Lite

The term “replica” is all the rage here. The design of the Sony Xperia 10 III lite is essentially a duplicate of the normal Xperia 10 III design. As a result, we have yet another subdued design.

Three cameras and an LED flash are piled together on the back of the camera, which has a plane color pattern. The Sony and Xperia branding may be found beneath, indicating that we are dealing with a Sony smartphone.

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Moving on, we have the same 6.0 OLED display with a large number of bezels on the top and bottom. The resolution of this display is 1080 x 2520 pixels, with a density of around 457 pixels per inch.

Black, White, Blue, and Pink are among the color options offered on the Sony Xperia III 10 Lite.

The Cameras

Sony Xperia 10 III Lite

In terms of numbers on paper, the Sony Xperia III 10 Lite’s setup is nearly identical to that of the normal Xperia III 10.

We have the same 12MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8 on the back, as well as an 8MP telephoto camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and 2x optical zoom on the back. We also have an 8MP ultrawide camera with a 120-degree field of view and an aperture of f/2.2. This camera’s video recording is limited to 4k at 30 frames per second.

A single 8MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0 is located in the front. This camera can record videos at a resolution of up to 1080p at 30 frames per second.

Hardware and software 

When comparing the characteristics of the Sony Xperia 10 III Lite to those of its more expensive sibling, it appears like Sony had a difficult time selecting where to cut corners for a lower price.

Sony, on the other hand, had to make do with less storage. The built-in storage on this phone is 64 gigabytes, compared to 128 gigabytes on the normal Xperia 10 III.

The rest of the spec sheet is essentially identical. The Snapdragon 690 5G, Adreno 619 GPU, 6GB RAM, non-removable 4500mAh Li-Po battery, and 30W rapid charge mechanism are all present.

Connectivity

A 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C connector with OTG functionality are included on the Sony Xperia 10 III light. It also has low-energy Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and WiFi/Hotspot capabilities.

Because the internet speed limit in this area is set at 5G, enthusiasts will be able to use 5G in areas where it is available.

Price and Availability of the Sony Xperia 10 III Lite

The Sony Xperia 10 III light costs $387, which is equivalent to 159,251 Naira in Nigeria, 42,532 KSH in Kenya, and 2,286 GHC in Ghana.

On August 20, 2021, Sony unveiled the Xperia 10 III light, which was released on August 27, 2021.

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Samsung Galaxy Z flip 3

Everything You Need To Know A bout The New Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

Samsung’s idea for a successor to the Samsung Galaxy Z flip 3 is the Samsung Galaxy Z flip 3 5G. It comes with a larger outside display, IPX8 water resistance, a more powerful display, and other improvements.

Design and  Durability

With the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung prioritized durability. Thanks to a new film, the screen is now 80 per cent more durable than the one found on the Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Flip 5G. The 1.9-inch outside display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, while the phone’s frame is made of Samsung’s Armor Aluminum technology. All of this contributes to greater scratch resistance, particularly on the cover display.

Samsung Galaxy Z flip 3

The Flip 3 is also water-resistant to IPX8 standards.

The cover display is the most noticeable alteration to the Galaxy Z Flip 3’s design. That’s four times larger than the 1.1-inch outside strip on the Galaxy Z Flip, so you’ll be able to see a lot more information than before.

Cream, Green, Lavender, and Phantom Black are the four colours available for the Galaxy Z Flip 3. In our hands-on, the lavender really stood out, striking the eye and exemplifying the Flip 3’s focus on elegance. Gray, Pink, and White hues will be available exclusively on Samsung’s website.

Given how slippery the original Galaxy Z Flip was, the smooth finish is also very appealing.

Another major change on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the phone’s dual speakers, which were so loud during the hands-on session that we had to turn them down to avoid drowning out adjacent conversations.

The Galaxy Z Flip 3’s key selling point, other than its lower price, is how small and portable it is when folded. The phone is only 3.4 x 2.8 x 0.63-0.67 inches when closed, thus it can fit into practically any pocket.

The phone measures 6.5 x 2.8 x 0.27 inches when opened, but it still fits comfortably in the hand. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is also easy to carry about, weighing only 6.5 ounces (just like its predecessor).

In general, Samsung trimmed down the Flip 3 just a smidgeon. When open, the original Flip was 6.6 x 2.9 x 0.28 inches, and when closed, it was 3.4 x 2.9 x 0.61-0.68 inches. The new phone is the same weight as the old one, but it is slightly thinner and taller. When you add in the improved durability, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is a modern engineering marvel

Display

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 has a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display when it’s fully opened. The combination of the 2640 x 1080 resolution and the 120Hz refresh rate created a genuinely stunning viewing experience. The Flip 3’s scrolling was silky smooth, demonstrating Samsung’s genuine display power.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 6

The 1.9-inch touchscreen can be used to play music, monitor the weather, and even take selfies when closed. (The touchscreen can be used as a viewfinder as well.) Simply double-click the power button to start the camera, and you’re good to go. This is a significant improvement over the Flip 3’s tiny exterior display, making it more useable while closed (and thus saving battery life, theoretically).

The seam across the centre of the internal display, though, is a holdover from the original Flip. Even though you don’t see it all the time, it’s still obvious when you scroll over it. In direct sunlight or in apps that use light mode, the image distortion is very noticeable. The apparent crease isn’t a deal-breaker, but you might be disappointed if you were looking for something more discreet this time.

The inner screens of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 reproduced 102 per cent of the sRGB colour spectrum and 76.4 per cent of the DCI-P3 colour range. The iPhone 12 Pro’s 115.6 per cent sRGB rendering is actually less saturated. The Galaxy Z Flip 3, on the other hand, has inferior colour accuracy, with a Delta-E score of 0.32 vs 0.28 for the iPhone 12 Pro. In this test, 0 is perfect.)

Camera

Samsung Galaxy Z flip 3

In terms of the camera, they’re identical to the original Flip. A 12MP (f/1.8) wide-angle camera and a 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide camera are mounted on the back. The selfie camera has a 10MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.4. And, unlike comparable $999 phones like the iPhone 12 Pro — which I used for the subsequent photo comparisons — the Galaxy Z Flip 3 still lacks a telephoto lens.

If the Flip 3 is going to compete with one of the greatest camera phones available, it will have its work cut out for it. Also, don’t forget that the Galaxy S21 has a telephoto lens, and Samsung does some amazing things with those lenses. The camera upgrades on the Galaxy Z Flip 3 are software-based, with improvements to portrait mode and indoor shooting.

Video

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 can record video at a resolution of up to 4K at 60 frames per second. The finished product is sharp and smooth, and it looks fantastic. I used both phones to record a quick walk to test stabilization, microphone quality, and overall visual fidelity. The iPhone 12 Pro can also record up to 4K 60 fps, so I used both phones to record a little walk to test stabilization, microphone quality, and overall visual fidelity.

The video quality of the Flip 3 is comparable to that of the iPhone 12 Pro, which is one of the better options for filming video. The colours in the Flip 3-shot footage were accurate and colourful, with outstanding daylight correction. The Flip 3’s stabilization was excellent, but the iPhone’s mic quality and background noise isolation were superior. The Galaxy Z Flip 3’s video capturing capabilities, on the other hand, will not disappoint.

Performance

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is a powerhouse with a Snapdragon 888 processor and 8GB of RAM. As I went through apps in Flex mode, it didn’t stutter once. In summary, the Flip 3 operates in the same way as any other Snapdragon 888-powered smartphone.

On Flip 3, intense games like Genhin Impact and Asphalt 9 shine.

In Geekbench 5, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 achieved a multi-core score of 2,984. That’s not far off from the 3,669 on the iPhone 12 Pro. Geekbench isn’t always 100% accurate in predicting real-world performance, but it can give you a sense of what a system-on-chip like the Snapdragon 888 can do.

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The Flip 3 averaged 27.3 frames per second in the 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited graphics benchmark. In comparison, the iPhone 12 Pro averages 51 frames per second.

Samsung Galaxy Z flip 3

Finally, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 completed the Adobe Premiere Rush video test in 53 seconds, which required the phone to transcode a 4K film to 1080p. That’s impressive, but the iPhone 12 Pro completed the task in just 27 seconds.

Battery

The Galaxy Z Flip 3’s battery capacity is 3,300 mAh, which is the same as the original Flip’s. This is concerning, considering the Flip’s battery life was not particularly spectacular. The 3,300 mAh battery is also less than that of other Samsung phones, such as the standard Galaxy S21, which has a 4,000 mAh battery.

Galaxy Z Flip 3’s battery was put to the test in both refresh rate options, and neither produced a satisfactory result. The Flip 3 only lasted 5 hours and 43 minutes in adaptive mode. It lasted significantly longer in 60Hz mode, at 6 hours.

The battery life on the first Flip was a disappointing 8 hours and 16 minutes. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 doesn’t have much room for a large battery, but it does have a larger outer display and a 120Hz refresh rate on the inner one, both of which consume more power than before.

Another flaw with the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the maximum wired charging power of 15W. We predict charging your Flip to be slow in comparison to the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which supports up to 25W. The wireless charging speed for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is considerably slower, at 10W.

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 recharged from 0 to 22 per cent in 15 minutes and 44 per cent in 30 minutes in our tests. That’s not horrible in and of itself, but the battery is also smaller than that of many modern Android phones.

Samsung will not provide a charger in the box, as it did with the Galaxy S21 series.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G Key Specs & Features

Body
Dimensions Unfolded: 166 x 72.2 x 6.9 mm
Folded: 86.4 x 72.2 x 15.9-17.1 mm
Weight 183 g (6.46 oz)
Colours Phantom Black, Green Lavender, Cream, White, Pink, Gray
Body Material Plastic front, glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), aluminium frame
SIMs Nano-SIM, eSIM
Water & Dust IPX8 water-resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Display
Size 6.7 inches
Type Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1200 nits (peak)
Resolutions 1080 x 2640 pixels
Cover display:
Super AMOLED, 1.9 inches, 260 x 512 pixels
PPI 426 ppi density
Multi touch Yes
Networks
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71
5G 2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps, 5G
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Camera
Rear Dual 12 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 123? (ultrawide), 1.12µm
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Videos 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+
Front 10 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1.22µm
HDR
4K@30fps
Hardware
OS Android 11, One UI 3.5
Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
GPU Adreno 660
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB
Card Slot No
Battery
Type Li-Po
Capacity 3300 mAh
Removable Non-Removable
Talk Time N/A
Stand By N/A
Fast Charging Fast charging 25W
Wireless charging Fast wireless charging 11W
Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
Common
Sound Yes, with stereo speakers
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
USB USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC Yes

Software and  Flex Mode

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes pre-installed with Android 11 and One UI 3.1, with an Android 12 update on the way. The Flip 3 will receive three years of platform upgrades and four years of security patches, just like other Samsung phones. Samsung’s update policy has paved the way for stronger Android phone support, particularly in the United States, where the company has a big presence.

Samsung has slapped on software upgrades to make the Galaxy Z Flip 3 feel useful. Flex mode is one of the most important of them, as it dramatically improves the app’s user experience where it is available.

You can split UI items between the two monitors in Flex mode. One of the greatest locations to try this is in the Camera app, where the viewfinder is on the top display and the shutter controls are on the button. Similarly, you can video call while sitting on a table with your phone folded at an angle, which should reduce arm fatigue during long video talks.

One issue with the Galaxy Z Flip’s Flex mode was that there weren’t many apps that took advantage of it. YouTube was an outlier, allowing you to watch a video on the top screen while scrolling through comments on the bottom. Samsung, on the other hand, has stated that there will be a lot more apps supported this time around. That’s good because Flex mode is one of the foldable Galaxy phone’s primary selling points.

Price and Availability of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G starts at around $999.99 for the base 8GB / 128GB model from prominent online stores. This is equivalent to 411,896 Naira in Nigeria, 109,499 KSH in Kenya, and 6,026 GHC in Ghana, and is currently available for purchase at authorized retail outlets.

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Oppo

Oppo Announces ‘Next-Generation’ Under-Display Selfie Camera

Oppo has unveiled the latest iteration of its under-screen camera technology, claiming that it allows a selfie camera to be placed beneath the display “without compromising the integrity of the screen.” Unlike previous approaches, which reduced pixel density in the portion of the screen that covers the camera to allow more light to pass through, Oppo is using smaller pixels to maintain the same 400-pixel density.

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According to Oppo, users should notice “nearly no visual difference between the [under-screen camera] area and the rest of the screen during everyday use, creating a much more immersive visual experience.” The company has shown off an image of a prototype phone running an e-reader app, which would be the worst-case scenario for previous under-display cameras due to tangles.OppoIt’s only one sample taken in good light, and there appear to be some colour artifacts in certain areas. It does, however, appear to be far superior to the first under-display camera to hit the market, which was found on ZTE’s Axon 20 5G.

ZTE, on the other hand, has an advantage over Oppo in that it has already shipped a phone, and its newer Axon 30 is claimed to have improved the technology as well. ZTE claims that the camera part of the screen has the same 400-ppi density as the Axon 20, as well as superior camera quality.

Oppo has been working on under-display cameras for a long time, displaying the world’s first prototype at MWC Shanghai in 2019, but it will have to put one in a commercial product at some point. For the time being, it’s difficult to say anything about the technological advancements without first seeing a prototype in person.

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