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What You Should Know about the iPhone 11 pro

This is the newest “pro” iPhones that are there, and it has some of the best in smartphones and features. In this, we’ll tell you a bit more about it.

This was first unveiled just recently, in September 2019 along with the iPhone 11 and this one contains a triple-lens camera, night mode, a shatter resistant glass, improved water resistance, the A13 chip, and so much more. This phone is priced at $1099, making it a premium phone that definitely is worth mentioning.

Features 

Some of the features in the iPhone 11 pro include the following:

  • Triple-lens camera with a new ultra-wide-angle lens
  • Matte finish for the phone, also available in a dark green color that’s new
  • Night mode for mages in low light
  • A more durable, and water-resistant body
  • Maptic touch instead of the 3D touch
  • Faster wifi and LTE, though you can’t get the full benefits of this yet until you’re in a 5G city
  • Ultra-wideband support, meaning more internet support than before
  • The A13 Bionic chip, which is one of the newest and most impactful chips out there

This phone was unveiled as one of the new flagship iPhones, and this came out with the iPhone 11 as well, which we’ll talk bout this as well.

The Differences 

Both of these pones are pretty great, but of course, the iPhone 11 Pro is much more of a device for users who want to make sure that they’re getting everything they can out of this smartphone when available.

This one contains along with the 11 the super retina XDR OLED displays, and in the iPhone 11, it’s a 5.8-inch display as well. The 11 pro has a much higher resolution too, allowing for crisp, clear looks to their phones too.

Both these new iPhones also feature HDR support, and it has a 2 million to one contrast ratio, and 800 nits of max brightness, and 1200 for HDR. True tone is also back for most iPhones, and it matches the white balance on the displays as well to the ambient lighting in the room, in order to make it easier on the eye, along with the wide color for a more vivid, true-to-life look to each of these.

Both the iPhone 11 and the pro max also don’t have the 3D touch to them, and instead, you’re getting haptic touch instead. Haptic touch is something that’s supported all across iOS 13, but it doesn’t have the pressure sensitivity of the 3D touch models.

In terms of design, both the 11 pro and the 11 pro max look similar to the XS and the XS Max models, and they have textured matte finishes that are available in either space gray, gold, silver, and the new midnight green color. This is a color not seen on any other iPhone.

While neither of these phones look all that much different, there is now a tougher glass added to both of these phone,s and it’s considered the toughest glass ever seen on a smartphone. Whether that’s true or not is debatable, but it also has an improved water resistance, going all the way up to IP 68, and from there, it’s got even more durability in the water as well. There is also spatial audio support on both of these phones, and of course, Dolby atmos is supported.

Camera Worth Improving 

The biggest difference between this phone and the previous generation, is, of course, the camera. You’ve probably seen the three eye setup behind the phone. That’s the triple lens camera setup, and it features a 12 P ultra wide angle, a wide range, and a telephoto lens.

What does this mean? Well, it means that a new ultra wide angle lens now offers a 120 degrees field of view, allowing for the best landscape shots and tighter shots that you can capture without needing to adjust your iPhone position. The telephoto lens now has a larger f/2.0 aperture, and it can capture up to 40% more light compared to the iPhone XS, so it does change the camera up a lot, especially compared to how it was in the past.

The camera interface is overhauled immensely, with a very immersive and fun experience that lets you both see and capture the area that’s outside the frame if you use the ultra-wide camera if you want to.

The camera also has something called a night mode, which lets you get clear, crisp, and even bight photos when the conditions for lighting are terrible, which is similar to the night sight that you have on the Google Pixel devices.

The portrait mode also has wide and telephoto framing, allowing you to have a field of view shots of many different people. There is also Deep Fusion, which is coming to the 13.2 update, which uses advanced machine learning to optimize your photos with every pixel handled with details, texture, and noise as well.

Video recording also is overhauled in this. Of course, you’re getting the 4K video recording, but there is also extended dynamic range available at 24, 30, or 60 FPS, and all of the cameras are used for recording video, and there is also live swapping available on this too.

There is also QuickTake mode, which lets you hold down on the shutter button in order to record the video and the subject tracking, along with the audio zoom feature that matches the audio of the video framing in order to create a more dynamic sound.

The camera also has a TrueDepth system that’s been updated, with a 12 MP camera, and it makes Face ID up to 30% faster and will work with many different angles as well. For the first time, it also will now support the 120 FPS slow-mo videos, which means that you can literally take slow-mo selfies, and they’re called “slofies” colloquially. There is also a true depth camera that supports the next gen smart HDR in order to create more natural-looking photos, allowing you to fully record at 60 FPS.

There’s also the A13 bionic nanometer chip along with the third-gen neural engine. This is the fastest chip ever in a smartphone, and it’s 20% faster than the CPU and the GPU of the A12.

So there was a huge step with this phone in a different direction than ever before.

There are also new machine learning accelerators that allow for the CPU to deliver a trillion operations per second and the neural engine is faster than ever with both real-time photos and video analysis as well.

So what about battery life? Nowadays you get 18 hours of video playback, 11 hours of streamed video playback, and 65 hours of audio playback, which is four hours longer than the XS. The 11 max pro is even loner than this, with more hours added to it.

Plus, with the lightning cable it charges even faster than before.

The iPhone 11 pro is a fun phone, and for those who are looking to pay that price for that phone, then by all means, your’e getting a great deal. It’s worth it if you feel you’ll get a lot out of this phone.

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iPhone XR Vs. iPhone 8: Which is the Better Buy?

Starting today, you can now get the iPhone 11, 11 pro, and the 11 Pro max, and they all feature the A13 bionic processor, a lot of rear cameras, and updated cameras and the video tricks. But, since they’re out, that doesn’t mean the older models are obsolete, and the XR is still one of the better options if you want a bigger phone, but you don’t want to pay almost a grand for the latest models. It has the A12 Bionic chip, the variant color options, and cameras that are on part with the XS, without the ridiculous price tag.

But, the iPhone 8 plus, which is 50 bucks less than the XR, still is a great classic iPhone. It still sports that classic design, with the physical home button, and while it is an older model, this one has so many advantages as the XR does as per new iPhone reviews.

So which is better for you? Well, read below to find out the differences in designs, hardware features, and of course the camera to help you figure out which phone fits your lifestyle the best.

XR: The modern Choice 

If modern choices are what determine your iPhone choices, then the XR is the better option. It’s only 50 bucks more than the 8 plus, but it’s a wonderful phone in it of itself. It has a very long battery life of almost 20 hours, has a giant screen, very comfy body, a faster performance than others, and of course, wireless charging, and a camera that’s as good as the XS in many cases.

The 8 Plus: a better Deal 

However, this one is so much cheaper than the XR, and this one is now 50 bucks cheaper, and it definitely is a lot cheaper than it was t launch, with almost $250 knocked off of that. But, it is good because it does have a decent system that still works. But, it doesn’t have a longer battery life, the processor isn’t as advanced, and e camera isn’t as good it also doesn’t have the dual-SIM capabilities that the XR has. However, the 8 plus still has a good 12 MP second camera, and of course, for those of us who prefer the classic models, we will like this since it still has the friendly home button. And of course, while it might just be delaying the inevitable if you choose it for that, if you’re someone who still likes this user-friendly feature, then I suggest this one.

Vibrant Colors Vs. the Home Button 

This is probably two of the biggest differences in this. The XR of course sis bigger, but it is slimmer, and it actually is smaller than the 8 plus, and a bit lighter as well. But of course, the XR also has the color advantage, including a red, yellow, blue, and coral design that you can get, and of course the standard black and white. The iPhone 8 in contrast only comes in white, black and gold, half the choices compared to this one.

But the iPhone 8 Plus still has an amazing advantage over other phones even in this current generation. It’s got an impressive 5.5-inch display, and it’s actually sharper in some cases than the XR, with a higher resolution, and of course, more pixels per inch, and unlike the XR of course, there isn’t an ugly notch there, but it does have the classic home button, and you also get the fingerprint scanner too for good measure.

Of course whether or not you like the iPhone 8 plus’s home button is considered a personal preference though. The button is of course, more familiar, and it will let you return to the home screen with just two little tas, and you can use it to call up the recent apps. Of course, without the home key, you need to learn the awkward gestures for navigation with the XR, and if your’e someone who doesn’t really embrace the change of this on iPhones, you might prefer the latter.

Camera Options 

The XR, of course, has the front-facing camera that senses both depths and maps your face out. You can unlock this directly with your phone, or authorize the saved passwords with Face ID, instead of a fingerprint, and you can make emojis that are animated to mirror the facial movements.

But, unlike the other iPhone X-series phones, the XR doesn’t have the secondary telephoto lens, so there isn’t the 2X optical zoom, and instead, you use a digital zoom, and the portrait photos are rendered through software, and not enhanced with the telephoto lens.

The iPhone 8 plus is seen to take better pictures with the dual-camera setup, but it actually doesn’t, and there is a noticeable smudge in many of the pictures.

And while it does render the portrait photos with one singular lends, the effect looks just as great, if not better on the XR than it does on the 8 plus. On the XR, the fallout between the fore and the background is very smooth, with skin tones looking more and more realistic, and the blue effect, of course, looks more natural.

The zooming 2X on the XR works just as well as on the iPhone 8 plus. The objects that are there are clear, and smaller details have finer lines of focus as well.

What about Performance? 

The obvious answer, in that case, should be the XR. It’s got a super long battery life and has the same processor as the previous generation, so it’s pretty strong. But, there aren’t any real discernible differences in speed, and when you do daily tasks such as launching the apps and firing the camera, both of these phones appeared to perform pretty darn well in most cases.

But the XR is indeed the faster on paper option, and of course, that’s because of the A12 option with the processor. The iPhone 8 is still running the A11 chipset, and you’ll notice that it does put a lot of power out still. It’s a good phone, ut what’s pretty amazing is that they actually are very similar in performance, I’m talking a difference of less than a thousand in many cases, which means that even though it is running the A11 processor, it still isn’t nearly as good as say the other options, and the A12 isn’t really that different from the A11

There is a lot of battery life to be had.

You also should consider the capacity and dual-sim. The XR and the 8 plus have the 64 GB options available, and the XR has more storage options, and you should consider which works for you.

So who is the winner? The answer is that it actually is not a clear answer. There are good, and some not-so-good factors in this phone and most don’t realize just how important it can be to have a phone that works well. Both of these phones are strong contenders, it’s mostly a debate between having a phone with more battery and a faster processor but doesn’t have the home button, or the cheaper option, with a camera that isn’t as good, and a home button. The answer on whether one is better than the other is ultimately up to the users. 

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How did Smart Phones Become the Remote Control of your life?

Smartphones are something that we often want to quit, but heer’s the thing: we aren’t quitting any of these anytime soon. When Steve Jobs pitched the original iPhone back in 2007 as a phone, music player, a communicator with the internet, it became a landmark in our world. It did crystalize the mystic reputation that was there. Many people nicknamed this the Jesus phone, and it helped to usher in the idea the smartphones were supposed to be chic.

But of course, upon looking back, all three of these capabilities barely scratched the edges of what the modern smartphone can do now.

So what does the smartphone do? Well, the short answer is everything. But from streaming to playing games, to finding directions, to even managing your health and fitness, to even opening up your garage door and taking amazing pictures and videos, it isn’t a question of what they can do, it’s a matter of what they can’t do.

Technology has changed a lot even in the past decade. Remember when we were young and nobody had a smartphone. Those were the good old days. But when the original iPhone launched, and the first Android phone back in 2008, they were still stuff that was only for enthusiasts and those with disposable income. Even 10 years ago with the launch of the Motorola Droid, which was the first Android phone that enjoyed mass appeal due to marketing from Verizon, we were just touching on the potential that came from this.

We take for granted these days the power that a virtual supercomputer in our pockets could create for us. Both Android and iPhones have created handsets that let us get rides to places, get our favorite movies and TV shows stored in an online database, or even Livestream us playing with our cats to all our friends. They’ve been revolutionary, and from the Arab Spring movement in the 2010s to the Hong Kong protests happening today, it’s been so important now more than ever that we understand the ability and power of our smartphones.

A Decade Later, it Changed Our Lives 

Think bout it: do you ever leave your phone at home anymore? Do you ever feel like you can go somewhere without it? Nope, it’s become that critical. These days, we’re beginning to wonder if we rely too much on them. There are even apps that tell you these days how much time you spend on your phone, via apps on your phone.

Cropped shot of a group of colleagues using their smart phones in synchronicity

We’ve gone from being astonished at iPhones to always having some kind of phone in our pockets, to even having a supercomputer n some cases, depending on the models.

No matter where you stand on this, it’s undeniable that it’s such a huge part of our society, culture, and of course, how we go about our lives.

But understand that a lot has changed since the original Android 1.0. think about it, they’ve gone from the early vision to one of the most integral tools in our lives, and they’re tools more than just gadgets that only a few can benefit from.

From Clumsy to Coveted 

Smartphones have been around for years before the original Android and iPhone handsets. But, the white-collar crowd had these more than anything.

Remember what those are? The Blackberrys. These are old, and many of us show off the Palm Treos or the “Pocket PC” phones that we’ve stripped down version of windows that are jammed behind a screen that’s smaller.

All of those devices were clumsy, and to really get the most of it, you need a stylus to navigate these.

Back in 2007, Jobs and the iPhone changed everything, making touchscreen devices both intuitive, and fun to use, mostly because of the pinch and zoom browser experience, and it was a phone that people would pull out to impress their friends or girls that they like.

When Apple announced the apps troe back in 2008, this was one of the instances that third-party apps have. Google would follow this with the G1 smartphone, which was known as the HTC Drema, a few months later. The G1 altered to the gadget enthusiasts though, and it didn’t have the appeal of the iPhone, but it was definitely the launchpad that Android used to springboard off this.

Nowadays, there are over 2.5 billion active Android devices out there, making it the most dominant platform out there.

They are very helpful, but it wasn’t until the debut of the original Droid itself, which now is celebrating its 10th anniversary next month, and that’s what pulled this not the mainstream, which was because of the marketing campaign put together by Google, version, and of course, Motorola. Upping this even further, in 2010 Samsung joined the crowd, and it did help build the Galaxy S franchise by way of impressive marketing, which created the two-horse campaign that we see going on today between Android and of course, iOS. It’s pretty amazing how in the last decade everything change,d providing a more intuitive, fun mobile experience with our smartphones.

The Evolution of Apps 

It wasn’t just the phone that changed everything either, but it’s also the apps and hardware. The swiss army knife utility is probably one of the first programs a lot of people remember. The apps store and the google play store now have over 2 million apps, from Instagram to Angry Birds to even bird watching apps, you could definitely get a lot from it.

Remember though in the experimental days the apps were much more limited. You had the flashlight apps, but also the fart apps which were fun for everyone, but there were a ton of junk apps there.

There are still some junk apps on there, and while they are being cleaned up, they’re the types of apps that you hear about at panels of all of us remembering the wild west days of these types of phones, and the corresponding apps.

This is, of course, a far cry from the apps today. Nowadays, you literally can’t get lost. WhatsApp, and Signal both are used to coordinate demonstrations to enact change. Uber and Lyft help get you to where you need to be, and you can even get apps that could save your life.

And of course, we can’t discount all of the different video and entertainment apps that are out there too, and there are so many emerging these days that it’s wild to actually see how far all of this has gone.

We’ve gotten bigger phones, with the 6.8-inch display of the galaxy note 10, is one of the biggest phones out there today.

Smartphones are changing a lot of this, and it’s making a lot of crazy changes. There is so much still changing to this day, that who knows what will happen. With the Chinese Riots, it’s interesting to see how people will change ver time, and how much further this may go, and the future these phones may have too.