• October 20, 2017

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs LG V30 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: clash of the 2017 phablets

At the end of 2017, the smartphone war is being waged between large phablets. In the absence of the Pixel 2 XL, the war will be waged between the three heavyweight contenders: the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30.

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 Huawei Mate 10 ProLG V30Samsung Galaxy Note 8
OS Version Android 8.0 Android 7.1 Nougat Android 7.1 Nougat
Interface Emotion UI LG UX 6.0 Samsung Experience
Screen size6 inches6 inches6 .3 inches
Resolution2160 x 10802880 × 1440 2960 x 1440
Pixel density402 ppp 537 ppp 522 ppp
SoCKirin 970 at 2.36 GHz Snapdragon 835 at 2,45GHz Exynos 8895 at 2,3GHz
Processor (CPU)ARMv8ARMv8ARMv8
Graphics Chip (GPU) Mali-G72 MP12 Adreno 540 Mali-G71
RAM6 GB4 GB6 GB
ROM64/128GB64/128GB64 GB
MicroSDYesYesYes
Video recording4K4K4K
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth4.2 + LE + EDR 5.0 + ADP + aptX + LE 5.0 + A2DP + LE
NetworksLTE, HSPA, GSM LTE, HSPA, GSM LTE, HSPA, GSM
Supported bands2100 MHz, 800 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2600 MHz, 700 MHz 2100 MHz, 800 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2600 MHz, 700 MHz 800 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2600 MHz, 700 MHz
SIM 2x nano SIM nano SIM nano SIM
Ports (Inputs / Outputs) USB Type-C USB Type-C USB Type-C
GeolocationYesYesYes
Battery 4000 mAh 3300 mAh 3300 mAh
Dimensions154,2 x 74,5 x 7,9 mm 151,7 x 75,4 x 7,4 mm 162,5 x 74,8 x 8,6 mm
Weight178 grams158 grams195 grams
ColorsBlue, Gray, Brown, GoldPink, Blue, Black, SilverBlue, Black, Silver, Gold
PriceAround $900Around 800$929$

Different approaches to being “borderless”

2017 represents a departure from conventional smartphone design since the major high-end devices have transitioned towards a “borderless” design. Following the trend set by the LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 at the beginning of the year, the LG V30, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro have all decided to adopt this type of design.

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  • October 6, 2017

iOS 11: 15 hidden expert functions

Available since the 19th of September, iOS 11 has introduced quite a few innovations for the iPhone and has radically changed the iPad user-experience. While Apple has put the emphasis on augmented reality, its new control center and the iPad user-experience – now similar to that of a Mac, iOS 11 has also introduced other innovations. PCGAMER presents 15 hidden functions that will give you better control over the latest Apple update.

Screen capture as a video

Requested for years by its users, the possibility of recording the screen’s content as a video is now possible with iOS 11. Once enabled within the new control center, it activates quickly and is even able to record the sounds emitted by the device. It can also record sound from the microphone on demand.

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  • September 23, 2017

iPhone X, this is how the best Apple phone to date looks like

The new iPhone already has a name: it is the iPhone X and it is the best Apple phone that has ever existed to date. It is the highest-end model of the three phones that have just been launched by the company in its new Steve Jobs theater at the Apple Park (the other two are the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus) and the most striking feature of its design is the introduction of a screen format that goes from edge to edge. However, this is only one of the novelties brought by this 10th-anniversary launch.

iPhone X

The iPhone X coincides with a very special moment for the company: the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, which explains Apple’s decision of giving its new phone this curious name (the ‘X’ stands for ten in the Roman numeric system) in an unprecedented change of strategy. It all started with the original iPhone that was launched back in 2007, but ten years have passed since then and with this new model we find an absolute renewal over the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

What has changed in Apple’s new iPhone? Out of all the novelties, the most striking one is that the new iPhone 8’s best model sports a screen that virtually covers the phone’s entire front. As we have already seen in the Samsung Galaxy S8, the LG V30 and many others, bezel-less displays are now the hot new thing that is featured on high-end phones, and Apple also wanted to take on this new trend. Let’s take a closer look at all of the iPhone’s novelties.

The new iPhone X changes everything for Apple

After years of being faithful to a design that has undergone few modifications as the years have gone by, Apple has decided to shake things up with the iPhone X: bid farewell to the screen bezels, to the dual-camera horizontal layout and to Touch ID. With what we have seen from the iPhone 6 onwards, those looking for similarities in terms of design will not find a significant resemblance.

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