Apple’s latest iPhone brought the ‘pro’ to imaging, in my opinion (see the full iPhone 11 Pro review), but how does it compare to, arguably, the best* all round phone camera in the Android world? The Galaxy Note 10+ is very new (just over a month), has the same triple camera ambition, and is the best yardstick in terms of a full shootout. So find out which one has the best smartphone camera.
The opinions on the new iPhone 11 Pro (and Pro Max) seem to vary wildly across the Internet so far, from ‘boring upgrade, no innovations’ to ‘most amazing iPhone ever’ and, as ever, the truth lies somewhere in between. While it’s true that there’s little here that’s new in the industry, what Apple has worked on have been the things users have been asking for most, namely an ever better camera system and better battery life. These two aspects have been so massively improved that they transform how I think of an iPhone in 2019. Here’s my iPhone 11 Pro review and to say I was impressed would be an understatement.
Apple may have never gotten around to releasing the AirPower but the company inadvertently ended up increasing the ceiling for wireless chargers. Since AirPower, we have seen a number of wireless chargers hit the market featuring 4-5 charging coils and claim to charge multiple devices at once. Choetech — a Chinese company known for its chargers and other smartphone accessories — recently released the 360-degree 5-coil dual fast wireless charging pad. In this review, I take a look at how good this wireless charger is and whether it lives up to its claim of being able to simultaneously charge two devices or not.
On paper, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ seems to have it all. It is definitely an impressive smartphone featuring a beautiful punch-hole Infinity-O display, oodles of RAM and storage, a versatile camera, and more. But every Samsung smartphone in the past has been equally impressive on paper. How does the Galaxy S10 actually fare in real-life use?
In an ideal world, of course, there would be more than two contenders for any major buying decision. In smartphones, Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile have been left to wither by Microsoft, Blackberry OS 10 got canned a few years ago, and the mass of ‘alternative’ phone operating systems comprise a fraction of one percent of all phone sales and can be ignored completely. But I do find the opposing worlds of iOS and Android fascinating. In some ways similar – both have app launchers and support all modern apps – but in other ways worlds apart, in terms of flexibility and openness. Can there be an overall winner?
Mophie has been making after-market battery add-ons for the iPhone for years, of course, but recent experiences here with the iPhone 6s Plus, 7 Plus and 8 Plus have led me to investigate the latest Juice Pack Air designs. These ‘Plus’ iPhones have largish batteries and should give a day’s full use, but in practice iOS 11 can suck even these dry on a big day out and which of us hasn’t had issues eking out the last few percent battery on the train home from a concert? The Juice Pack Air is a premium all-in-one solution, with some obvious advantages… and disadvantages.
Timing isn’t everything. At least, not for Apple. It’s trying to prove that again with its first smart speaker, the HomePod. The question is, will it work this time around?
You can see why Apple went for the ‘X’ name for the flagship 2017 iPhone – it represents a whole new generation of hardware design and is completely worthy of the ‘X’ (or ‘Ten’) moniker, released for the iPhone’s 10th anniversary. This isn’t just rhetoric, either. Having used the iPhone X full time for a number of days, it’s a genuinely jaw-dropping piece of high tech – there’s almost nothing it can’t do and it’s stunningly beautiful as well. With only a couple of caveats along the way, here’s why you might want to dip so deeply into your wallet after all.
Back in 2007, the Apple iPhone was a triumph of futuristic UI over actual functionality, but year on year the iPhone has caught up and largely surpassed the competition. In the early days, Symbian-based Nokias, latterly Android-based flagships from a dozen manufacturers. And the iPhone 8 Plus, in terms of imaging, internals, and fit and finish, knocks just about everything into a cocked hat, at least until the iPhone X is available in a month or two.
HomeKit-enabled devices and accessories are so convenient and flexible, but a major downside is usually the price. That even includes smart bulbs – Philips Hue bulbs are often $50 per bulb, which adds up quickly. Koogeek thinks it has a solution to this problem.