iPhone 7 Plus Vs Note 7

7 ways Apple’s iPhone 7 is much better than any Samsung phone

7 ways Apple’s iPhone 7 is much better than any Samsung phone

By on September 21, 2016 at 11:07 AM.

The second half of 2016 has been very interesting as far as flagship smartphones go. First Samsung released the sleekest and most impressive smartphone the world had ever seen, but had to subsequently recall it because some units were exploding. The Note 7 is now back on sale in the US but having left destroyed cars, injured users and even a burnt down house in its wake, the phone may never gain back the momentum it had.

Then Apple launched its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but supply was so tight that Apple didn’t have a single iPhone 7 Plus model available to purchase in stores on launch day. Things are getting a bit better now and we recently showed you how to find the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus model you want, but good luck finding a Jet Black iPhone anytime soon.

Launch issues aside, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are still the phones to beat now that they’ve launched. In this post, we’ll look at several ways Apple’s new phones are unbeatable, even when pitted against Samsung’s best flagship Galaxy phones. More →

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iPhone 7 Plus Camera Samples

iPhone 7 photo samples: Seriously, how does a phone have a camera this good?

iPhone 7 photo samples: Seriously, how does a phone have a camera this good?

By on September 21, 2016 at 9:45 AM.

Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have only been available in stores for a few days now, but we’ve already seen enough to know that Apple meant everything its executives said when discussing the new iPhone cameras on stage during the iPhone 7 event earlier this month. We’re still waiting for professional camera review sites like DPReview to put the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cameras through the paces, but it’s fair to say that they’re among the best smartphone cameras that have ever existed. Their only peers are likely Samsung’s cameras on the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy Note 7, but it’s too soon to say which bests its rivals.

In the meantime, let’s sit back and enjoy some of the stunning photography we’ve seen hit the web since people began taking delivery of their new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets. More →

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iPhone 7 Costs

iPhone 7 costs more to build than any other iPhone in history

By on September 21, 2016 at 9:18 AM.

iPhone 7 costs more to build than any other iPhone in history

The bill of materials (BOM) for Apple’s new iPhone 7 checks in a little bit higher than previous models, with IHS Markit revealing that the total cost of components in an entry-level 32GB iPhone 7 comes out to about $219.80.

“Total BOM costs for the iPhone 7 are more in line with what we have seen in teardowns of recent flagship phones from Apple’s main competitor, Samsung, in that the costs are higher than in previous iPhone teardown analyses,” Andrew Rassweiler of IHS Markit said in a press release. “All other things being equal, Apple still makes more margin from hardware than Samsung, but materials costs are higher than in the past.”

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Galaxy Note 7 Price In USA

Galaxy Note 7 is back on sale and it probably won’t burn your house down

By on September 21, 2016 at 8:51 AM.

Galaxy Note 7 is back on sale and it probably won’t burn your house down

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has been a complete and utter disaster, and that’s putting things mildly. We reviewed the new smartphone just over one month ago and in our Galaxy Note 7 review, we called it the greatest Android phone of all time and the greatest phablet ever, Plus-size iPhones included. Then, it blew up. Literally. A critical battery flaw in a seemingly small number of Note 7 handsets caused some units to spontaneously combust. Exploding Note 7 units destroyed people’s cars, caused injuries to children and even burned down one family’s house.

The company was forced to issue an unprecedented global recall, with roughly 2.5 million units having been shipped to distributors and retailers — if you still have your original Galaxy Note 7, you need to return or exchange it immediately and this post will tell you how. With the recall underway, Samsung’s latest flagship wasn’t expected to go back on sale until sometime late next month. As it turns out, however, the phone is available to purchase again in the US beginning today. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Recall Safe Battery Explosions

Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 problem in China might be bigger than we thought

By on September 21, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 problem in China might be bigger than we thought

A report earlier this week revealed that a safe Galaxy Note 7 unit exploded in China. Samsung took notice of the incident and posted an explanation on its website that said it wasn’t a faulty battery that caused the fire. Instead, external heat was responsible for the explosion. The Chinese company that manufactures safe batteries for the Galaxy Note 7 also said it wasn’t the battery cell that caused the explosion.

However, it appears that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 problems in China are bigger than we thought, as multiple explosions occurred in the past few days. A full product recall in the region isn’t in the works, but some models are being recalled.

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Google Allo Download iPhone Android

You can download Google Allo right now if you hate privacy

By on September 21, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

You can download Google Allo right now if you hate privacy

Google a few months ago unveiled two new mobile apps to talk to your friends, including video chat app Duo and iMessage rival Allo. Starting today, both are available on Android and iOS, as Allo is finally available to download — Duo was launched only a few weeks ago.

But before you dive in and install Allo on your Android device or iPhone you should know that Allo doesn’t have your best interest in mind, at least when it comes to privacy. More →

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iPhone 7 Photos

How to download Apple’s official iPhone 7 sample photos

By on September 20, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

How to download Apple’s official iPhone 7 sample photos

Without question, one of the most enticing features on Apple’s new iPhone 7 models are completely revamped cameras. While the iPhone 7 Plus has an incredible dual camera system, the new camera on the iPhone 7 is nothing to scoff at either.

Relative to the iPhone 6s, the iPhone 7 camera represents a huge leap forward. Spec wise, the iPhone 7 features a 12 megapixel sensor, a f/1.8 aperture for better shots in low light environments, optical image stabilization and quad-LED TrueTone flash for more accurate shots and, according to Apple, sharper and “more brightly lit photos.”

The iPhone 7 Plus, meanwhile, takes things to an entirely new level thanks to two 12 MP sensors on the back, one being a wide lens and the other a telephoto lens. Suffice it to say, no matter which iPhone 7 model you choose, you’ll be able to take incredible and stunning photographs with ease.

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iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6s Launch Sales Record

The iPhone 7 might have broken sales records, but we’ll never know

By on September 20, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

The iPhone 7 might have broken sales records, but we’ll never know

Apple this year isn’t going to tell us how many new iPhones it sold during the launch weekend. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have sold out faster than what some people may have expected, and some models were not even available for in-store purchases on launch day. But does that mean the iPhone 7 is worthy of a new record? More →

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Note 7 Exchange

Galaxy Note 7 owners can finally go get a safe device

By on September 20, 2016 at 5:30 PM.

Galaxy Note 7 owners can finally go get a safe device

On Wednesday, Samsung will take the first step on a long, painful road to forgetting about the exploding Note 7 saga. The company says that it’s shipped 500,000 non-combustible Note 7 devices to stores, and they’ll be ready for exchange starting on Wednesday.

In a statement issued today, Samsung gave an update on its progress with exchanging explody phones for less-explody phones, and also announced a software update that will push owners to go participate in the exchange program.

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iPhone Encryption Password Hack

The FBI didn’t need an iPhone backdoor — $100 of electronics does the same thing

By on September 20, 2016 at 4:22 PM.

The FBI didn’t need an iPhone backdoor — $100 of electronics does the same thing

The Apple vs. FBI fight over breaking the encryption of the San Bernardino iPhone was one of the most important news topics of the beginning of the year. Ultimately Apple won, as it didn’t have to create a backdoored version of iOS that would let the FBI spy on that iPhone 5c that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters. The FBI won too, as it bought an iPhone hack for more than $1.3 million that let it bypass the password that protects the lockscreen of iPhones.

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Galaxy S7 Nougat Update

The Galaxy S7 should get some stale Nougat sometime soon

By on September 20, 2016 at 3:55 PM.

The Galaxy S7 should get some stale Nougat sometime soon

One in every three iOS devices that support Apple’s latest iOS release already run iOS 10, and that percentage will only increase in the coming days. Meanwhile, Android 7.0 Nougat is only installed on Nexus handsets and tablets.

This year’s Android flagships will all get Android 7.0 sooner or later, but there’s still some waiting in store. Samsung confirmed the Galaxy Note 7 would get Nougat by November, and the company is apparently already testing the new Android release on the Galaxy S7.

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iPhone 7 Home Button

The iPhone 7 is going to be a problem when it gets cold

By on September 20, 2016 at 3:05 PM.

The iPhone 7 is going to be a problem when it gets cold

We’ve got a few months left until winter properly hits, but apart from global warming and Snowpocalypse 2.0, there’s another (much smaller) problem on the horizon: the iPhone 7’s fancy home button.

You see, the iPhone 7’s home button is not really a button, but rather a special capacitive area on the front of the phone. So, it needs contact with flesh to be pushed, just like your screen needs contact with a real finger (and not the inside of your pocket) to register the presses. In the depths of winter where everyone’s wearing gloves, this could be a real problem.

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