Big or small?
Everything on the screen is bigger and easier to read.
Iphone or Samsung? What is the best device to choose? Samsung allows you to multitask in multiple windows. This software trick is great for viewing your calendar while sending an email. Apple lags behind in this functionality when it comes to using a large screen.
The larger phone also has disadvantages:
These devices don’t fit easily into pockets.
Although Samsung and Apple have different screen resolutions and phone sizes, in practice the small and large variants of each brand are quite similar. The iPhone XS Max is slightly wider and heavier than the Samsung Galaxy S9, while the Note 8’s screen is easier to control than the XS Max.
What are the latest devices these brands offer?
Apple’s lineup includes the new iPhone XS and XS Max. Samsung also offers Galaxy S9, S9 and Note 9.
The main differences between Apple phones are screen size and battery life (the XS Max has a larger screen and a slightly larger battery). The S9 is roughly the size of the iPhone XS, while the S9 is roughly the same size as the iPhone XS Max. The Note 9 is also large, but it comes with an on-screen writing stylus. Each variant of the phone has slight differences in technical characteristics, but in general this is a general description.
As the need for strong, unique passwords grows, so does the difficulty of remembering these codes. Password managers like LastPass and Dashlane can help you create unique and strong combinations for every website. The program then automatically provides these credentials when you log into sites and applications.
Historically, using the password manager on Android and iOS has been tricky, unreliable, and very difficult to use. With the release of the new iOS 12, Apple has dramatically improved the integration of these apps to the point that they are convenient and safe to use. While this is more of an operating system issue than a hardware feature, it is important enough.
Unlocking the Home Screen
Fast and reliable phone unlocking is the most important feature of a modern gadget. Smartphones store financial data, business information and all kinds of personal content, so security is a key aspect when evaluating mobile devices.
Face ID was one of the great innovations in the iPhone X. While the initial incarnation of the option worked well in most cases, it is even faster on the new iPhrons.
When you use Face ID, it becomes a natural way to unlock your phone: just look at the screen and it will unlock almost immediately.
Thus, Apple provides security and unlocking of the device much better and significantly overtakes Samsung in this matter.
Depending on your needs, you may want a lot of storage space. For example, if you want to rip a lot of high definition movies, you will need more storage than those who don’t watch movies on their phone.
Samsung smartphones come with a microSD card slot that allows you to expand your storage beyond what is built into the phone. The best storage option from this brand is the 512GB version of the Note 9, which is expandable up to 1TB with a 512GB microSD.
Apple phones have a maximum storage capacity of 512GB, which cannot expand internal storage.
Which is better. Iphone or Samsung? Reviews of 2018-2019 indicate the following. If you need 1TB of storage, contact Samsung. Otherwise, both companies offer good options, but these devices are expensive.
As phones become more sophisticated, choosing one brand over the rest becomes more difficult. Iphone or Samsung. What’s better? Reviews about these devices are completely different. Choosing the right phone for you depends on several factors.
Do you prefer the big screen or the small one? Are you very picky about the photos the camera takes and you go through the pixelated images looking for technical excellence? Do you play CPU intensive games or photography, or do you mainly surf the web, make calls and watch movies sometimes? Do you need to store a terabyte of data or do you need less space? How much are you willing to pay to have the latest and greatest device?
Where is the best camera. Samsung Galaxy S8 or iPhone 7 Plus? Comparative test ()
Popular bloggers independently compared the cameras of the most popular smartphones in 2016-2017. Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 Plus. In the course of testing, a number of comparative tests were carried out in various conditions and modes.
Shooting with cameras Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 Plus
Shooting in motion
With intense movement of the subject, both cameras shoot perfectly. Of course, flaws may appear in both representatives and here a lot depends on the time you press the “shutter”.
How Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 Plus cameras differ
Iphone 7 Plus has a dual main camera with a wide-angle (ƒ / 1.8 aperture) and a telephoto lens (ƒ / 2.8 aperture). This solution allows you to take photos with the “bokeh” effect, as well as use 2x optical and 10x digital zoom. Both cameras have a 12MP sensor. A 7-megapixel sensor (ƒ / 2.2 aperture) is responsible for taking selfies (front camera).
Samsung Galaxy S8 has 12MP main camera (ƒ / 1.7 aperture) and 8MP front camera (ƒ / 1.7 aperture).
The main camera body of the Samsung Galaxy S8 does not protrude beyond the back of the smartphone, like the iPhone.
In terms of shooting, both flagships show excellent quality of mobile photography, and the final result largely depends on the scene and software settings of the camera.
In most cases, the Galaxy S8 has a sharper, brighter and more saturated picture, while the 7 Plus has a softer, more realistic and natural picture.
The HDR mode is definitely better on the Galaxy S8. For those not in the know, a smartphone with HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology takes multiple shots at different exposures, and then combines the best characteristics of the two photos to create a single image.
In most cases on the test, the picture on the iPhone turned out to be too dark, while on the Samsung flagship the photos are lighter and more contrasting.
Image stabilization in the Galaxy S8 works in a slightly better way than in the top-end G7. In low light conditions, detail is better on the flagship of the South Korean giant. You won’t notice much difference in good lighting.
Who has better bokeh
Samsung Galaxy S8. Thanks to the f / 1.8 aperture, the Samsung Galaxy S8’s camera produces photos with a very shallow depth of field. Background blur is more blurry than iPhone 7 Plus.
If we talk about “Portrait mode”, then the Samsung Galaxy S8 also has it, although the camera is one.
After the photo is taken, you can set the desired focus. Near, far or panoramic.
At the same time, the background will be effectively blurred, almost like on the iPhone 7 Plus. The disadvantage of this method is that the function must be turned on manually, the picture is taken longer.
We are waiting for a dual camera in Samsung Note8 and Galaxy S9.
Left. Iphone, right. Samsung
Iphone 7 Plus. Portrait mode in iPhone 7 Plus is controversial.
It takes good light to make an effective photo. Portrait mode uses both cameras, one of which has a lower aperture value.
As a result, either the pictures are noisy in the evening, or the camera asks for more light.
Since the release of the iPhone 7 Plus, it has become better at taking portraits, but not always. Still overwrites details. Hair, objects.
I think the idea will be finished in the iPhone 8, while this is a cool feature that you don’t use often.
Compare cameras Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 Plus. Won…
Iphone 7 Plus in one hand, new Samsung Galaxy S8 in the other. A lot has been said about the latter. It has a fantastic screen and design, a cool front camera for selfies.
It’s time to find out which camera is better. Iphone 7 Plus or Samsung Galaxy S8.
For the past few years, the iPhone has been leaking to a competitor, especially in low light. Samsung had complaints about the color balance. The pictures were often yellow.
Let’s see what has changed over the year and who is now in the lead.
Shooting during the day
Samsung Galaxy S8. When shooting during the day, all smartphones are more or less similar: the simplest conditions for photography. But there are nuances. Samsung Galaxy S8 photos are lighter and cooler, more details are visible. The sky looks brighter and richer, the water has a deeper color.
The pictures are even more beautiful than in reality, especially on this huge bezel-less screen. I’m happy with this picture, you can post right away, without editing.
Left. Iphone, right. Samsung
Iphone 7 Plus. It also shoots well, but the photos are darker and “warmer”. Someone thinks such colors are more natural and correct, which is partly true.
It happens that the camera makes a mistake with the exposure, you have to correct the pens, tighten the contrast.
And it seems like a good camera, but you can’t shoot it on Samsung Galaxy S8 yet.
Shooting in the dark
Samsung Galaxy S8. In dry terms, the Samsung Galaxy S8’s camera is the same as a year ago. Familiar fast 12 megapixel lens with f / 1.7 aperture.
By the way, unlike the iPhone, the camera is completely recessed into the body and does not protrude. Forgot how it feels.
As before, night photography is the strong point of the smartphone. The pictures come out saturated and sharp, no smears and noise. The Samsung Galaxy S8 does a great job in challenging lighting conditions and doesn’t mess up with exposure like some.
In low light, multi-frame shooting helps. Even when shooting moving subjects, photos remain bright and clear.
The camera takes multiple pictures and combines them into one.
But the main thing that pleases me is the correct color rendering. Samsung Galaxy S8 doesn’t lie with colors, there is no yellowness, which was swore at a year ago.
Apparently, this was somehow corrected by software, maybe the Samsung Galaxy S7 is doing well now too.
Unsubscribe in the comments, owners, interesting.
Left. Iphone, right. Samsung
Iphone 7 Plus. Unlike the competitor, the iPhone 7 Plus camera has changed a lot. The smartphone has a dual 12 megapixel camera with a wide-angle and telephoto lens.
The aperture has grown from f / 2.2 to f / 1.8. Thanks to it, up to 50% more light enters the matrix than iPhone 6s.
Pictures in the dark are much better than the predecessor, there are less artifacts and noise. Optical stabilization reduces blur and shake. Now shutter speeds can be up to 3x slower than iPhone 6s.
But the result is still far from the Samsung Galaxy S8. Photos come out faded, details are indistinct, sometimes some kind of watercolor is obtained.
The principle “I took out my smartphone, took a picture and got a cool picture at night” does not work with the iPhone. Unlike Samsung Galaxy S8.
Then you have to either pull the photos in the editors, or delete.
Who is really Pro
Samsung Galaxy S8. You can take pictures on the Samsung Galaxy S8 with one button, just like on the iPhone. The interface has become simpler and clearer.
But if you want better results, there is a Pro mode. Directly from the “Camera” application, you can enable shooting in raw, adjust the iso, shutter speed and white balance.
If you do everything right, you will get fantastic results.
It’s good to be able to choose and customize everything for yourself. If you don’t want to take a steam bath, just click in the machine and that’s it.
Iphone 7 Plus. Since iOS 10, the iPhone has learned to shoot raw. But this cannot be done from the standard Camera application, only in third-party applications from the App Store. This is awkward and silly. There is no desire to leave the “Camera” every time and take pictures in another application.
Why not just add this mode to the native “Camera” is not clear.
Apparently, this will become a feature of iOS 11.
The only cool feature is the 2x optical zoom. Than once I took great pictures from a long distance, when there was no opportunity to come closer. The same works with macro. No need to bring the smartphone close.
This is missing in the Samsung Galaxy S8, we are waiting for the next model.
Camera launch and focus speed
Samsung Galaxy S8. The fate of the future shot depends on how quickly the camera starts up and focuses. He hesitated a little. And the moment is missed.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 camera starts up in less than a second. To do this, you need to double-click on the lock button, and that’s it, ready to shoot.
The chip works even if the smart is locked.
Previously, the gesture was tied to the Home button, but in the Samsung Galaxy S8, it became touch. Because of this, the launch speed could suffer, so they assigned to the lock button. Reasonably.
It takes a matter of seconds to get your smartphone out of your pocket and double-click the lock button. Then autofocus turns on. It takes only 0.15 seconds to focus on a sunny day, 0.2 seconds in the evening.
This is possible thanks to the technology of professional SLR cameras Dual Pixel. The smartphone has an upgraded phase detection autofocus. All pixels of the matrix are used for focusing.
The pictures are sharp even at dusk when there is not enough light. It never happened that the focus began to fidget.
Iphone 7 Plus. Launching the camera on iPhone just got easier with iOS 10.
The screen automatically lights up when you take the smartphone in your hands, it remains to make a swipe from right to left. The feature is called “Raise to Activate” and works on iPhone starting from 6s.
You don’t need to press anything, but it is not always convenient to navigate the screen.
Especially on the iPhone 7 Plus.
When you open the camera, it often slows down, there are friezes and curtain freezes. The problem has existed for two years, but Apple is in no hurry to fix it. Maybe in iOS 11 they will fix it.
The iPhone 7 Plus focuses about as fast as the Samsung Galaxy S8, but only in good light. In the evening, the photographs are soapy, the focus rushes.
If out of ten night photos one is sharp, it’s already good.
The weak side of the iPhone XR is the main camera with a single lens, while the Samsung Galaxy s9 Plus uses two full modules. When it comes to cameras, the undisputed leader is the Korean smartphone. Samsung Camera Strengths:
- Use of two 12 Mp modules;
- Telephoto lens, optical zoom (iPhone only digital);
- On both modules. Autofocus and optical stabilization;
- F / 1.5 aperture (f / 1.8 for iPhone);
- 960 fps versus 240 for the competitor.
Separately, it should be noted that Samsung can shoot slow motion at 720p and 960 frames per second. Similar functionality is available on the older “dozens”, but XR can only shoot simple.
The front camera of the Korean smartphone also turned out to be better than that of the American one. It has a wider aperture. F / 1.7, the competitor has f / 2.2. It shoots in higher quality. 2560 × 1440 (QHD), the competitor has 1920 × 1080 (Full HD). The only thing that the iPhone did better is to do Animoji (hand-drawn selfies).
In 2018, Apple introduced 5.8-inch or more OLED screens for the first time. But only in the older “tens”. Since the XR belongs to the flagship, but “budget flagships”, it was left with an IPS screen. But Samsung S9 got a full AMOLED screen, which is head and shoulders above the competitor. With the same diagonal, it is better in everything:
- Resolution 529 ppi versus 326 ppi;
- Resolution 1440 × 2960 versus 828 × 1792;
- Wider viewing angle.
Even purely visually, the screen of the Korean smartphone looks juicier, brighter and more detailed. This is especially noticeable when viewed in high definition.
Performance and memory test
Performance has been the main focus of Apple products over the years. First of all, the hardware itself played a role, or rather the processor. Secondly, it is competent optimization of the operating system. Even with a smaller amount of RAM on board, iPhones completely bypassed competitors. Nothing has changed in 2018.
Iphone XR is equipped with an Apple A12 Bionic processor. The same chipset is installed in the top ten. As for the Korean, he uses two different processors depending on the market where the smartphone was sold. For the US, this is the Snapdragon 845, for the rest. The Exynos 9810. Both have 8 cores (four active and four passive). At the same time, the Samsung s9 Plus has six gigabytes of RAM, while the iPhone has three. But Apple’s products, this time too, make a competitor.
The question of which is better. A processor from Koreans or Americans is not even worth it. As you can see from the synthetic tests, the new Samsung Galaxy s9 Plus is inferior in performance even to the old iPhone models. In terms of practical use, both smartphones perform excellently. Fast response, no “brakes” and “freezes”, a large number of background applications. No performance difference is noticeable in standard use.
The point is different. The A12 Bionic processor is promising, that is, at the end of 2018 there were no applications that could download it 100%. Whereas Samsung uses processors that simply meet the requirements of today. As a result, XR will not experience difficulties launching the most difficult games for at least two more years, and Samsung may have problems.
Which is better: iPhone XR or Samsung s9?
The main battle unfolding in 2018 in the world of mobile gadgets is the Apple iPhone XR against the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Both brands have their own army of fans who fiercely defend their favorite brand. We will be objective and try to figure out what strengths each gadget has.
Comparison: Apple iPhone XR vs Samsung Galaxy s9 Plus
|iPhone XR||Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus|
|operating system||Apple iOS 12||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Screen size (inches)||6.1 ″||6.2 ″|
|Screen resolution (pixels)||828 × 1792||1440 × 2960|
|RAM||3 GB||6 GB|
|Built-in memory||64 GB||64 GB|
|Number of matrix points of the main camera||12 megapixels||12 Mp 12 Mp|
|Aperture of the main camera||f / 1.8||f / 1.5|
|Maximum frames per second||240 fps||960 fps|
|Maximum resolution||3840 × 2160||3840 × 2160|
|Front-camera||7 megapixels||8 megapixels|
|Diaphragm||f / 2.2||f / 1.7|
|Maximum resolution||1920 × 1080 (Full HD)||2560 × 1440 (QHD)|
|Memory card support||Not||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC|
|CPU||Apple a12 bionic||Exynos 9810|
|Number of cores (active passive)||6 (24)||8 (44)|
|Technical process||7 nm||10 nm|
|Body material||metal, glass||metal, glass|
|Dust and moisture protection||IP67||IP68|
|Dimensions (millimeters)||150.9 × 75.7 × 8.3||158.1 × 73.8 × 8.5|
|Number of screen colors||16 million||16 million|
|Screen resolution||326 ppi||529 ppi|
|Battery capacity||2 942 mAh||3,500 mAh|
Battery and peripherals
Samsung S9 is again the winner in this section. First of all, thanks to the 3,500 mAh capacitive battery, the competitor has a 2,942 mAh battery. In practical use, the difference is really noticeable. Even according to the declared characteristics, Samsung can be in the talk mode for 10 hours longer than the iPhone. Up to 1 day and 11 hours.
Both smartphones have wireless charging function.
As for peripheral modules and all kinds of sensors, Samsung has much more of them. He has:
- Registration of the force of pressing;
- Heart rate monitor;
- Function of work with gloves;
- Fingerprint scanner;
- Led indicator.