Techradar was generally correct when they battery tested iPhone 7 series with previous iPhone models and other Android phones. The S7 edge still tops it for video playback and streaming among all current flagships followed closely by the now defunct Note7.
Samsung has had terrific optimization with video playback in many of their phones being tested at 15h or more and with the help of AMOLED when watching movies with top and bottom black bars since they can keep the nits higher, and it would affect too much of darker scenes.
When it comes to both web browsing and video playback, Samsung tops Sony these days for highest SOT. I like the iPhone SE, 7, and 7 Plus. The SE offers the best value since A9 is still a powerhouse. The 7 is the perfect middle ground for size. 7 Plus is the better 7. Just remember PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE is also where Apple excels.
Apple newbies who are Android transplants will first love their very first iPhone. They love opening the box. For awhile, they will be smitten with anything Apple. A couple years down the road, you will start hating it. You need to jump through hoops with Apple's lame restrictions. I mean seriously, why is it so hard to delete photos from an album? Why do I need to delete it from the computer and then sync it to iTunes again?
You will be scratching your head at simple things you can't do with an iOS device like drag and drop. At least Macs do have a file manager and a SD storage slot. Better to deal with MacBooks than useless media devices like iPads and iPhones. Macs are a more versatile with drag and drop. While iOS is a poor man's Mac OSX version for Apple to have you stuck into their overrated ecosystem which causes a halo effect.
Mac is better than Windows except in gaming. Android is better than iOS except in gaming. I think iOS and having to sync to iTunes to move files around is a joke.
[deleted post]- Ugly design used thrice
- Inferior display still only at 1080p
- Inferior cameras (front cam angle is too close)
- Doesn't top at battery life
- Non removable battery and no microSD slot
- Future software updates that destroys battery life
- No headphone jack (eliminating it when it wasn't needed)
- Android > iOS (poor man's Mac OSX with no file manager)
Sure, boss. Whatever reassurance you need to keep yourself in denial and blinded by Apple's planned obsolescence.
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2016Read the AN review about the display to see how the iphone display is far more accurate than a... moreI addressed every statement that you made. I was expecting the same in return. Anyway, lets go at it again:
"Read the AN review about the display to see how the iphone display is far more accurate than any Samsung display and how Apple INDIVIDUALLY calibrates the display of each of the devices it makes. That is attention to detail you will never get from any Android OEM"
I agreed to you on the accuracy front. However, DisplayMate disagrees with you.
"Again about SD cards, people use the cloud to store pics and videos for FREE. Why pay for something that is slow and inconvenient?"
Samsung gives you 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage. You need SD card when you are disconnected form the internet or in an area of spotty coverage. Unless you are a person who sits at home all the time, you will come across such a scenario. Moreover, not all countries have high speed Wi-Fi and 4G everywhere.
"Apple Care+ lets to get worldwide support. Tried it myself and numerous people have posted their experiences online. Go to an Apple store and ask yourself."
Samsung, for example has international warranty. http://www.samsung.com/sec/support/guarantee/InternationalWarranty.html
I believe other companies too have it.
Now let's look at what iCare+ is
"AppleCare+ for iPhone is an insurance product that provides up to two years of expert telephone technical support and hardware coverage, including up to two incidents of accidental damage, each subject to an excess fee of £25 for screen damage, or £79 for any other damage." Source: http://www.apple.com/uk/support/products/iphone.html
This is an additional service that has to be separately paid for and costs an additional fee to perform repairs. You get what you pay for.
"Iphone 6s video quality is far superior to S7, note7 and other Android OEMs - Source - AN iphone 6s/7 review"
Again, I addressed this claim in my previous comment. Read it again.
"Medical research done by Apple and iphone is one google search away. Go for it."
That wasn't my concern. You claimed that they didn't use user data for Ads. They may be giving out user data for medical research. How sure are you that the data is not used for any other purpose? All you can do is take their word for it.
On a related note, Samsung has their medical facility which conducts medical research and directly treats people too.
"Some other points, S7 FP scanner scratches from day to day use as reported by pocket now. Note 7 too. This is called cheap build quality. iPhone wont because its sapphire."
However, the home button on the iPhone 7 is unusable with gloves on. Even the time and notifications can't be checked by clicking on it if you have your gloves on.
I am not saying Samsung is great here, just pointing out the design flaw with Apple.
"Again, There is a reason iPhone owns the market. It is the best phone in the world."
75 h endurance with a huge battery? Are you freaking kidding me?! €1000 for a measly 75h average rating???? Isn't apple supposed to be so efficient? That why they have tiny 2011-type 1800 mAh batteries in their new devices? King of shit more likely. I though this one was going to have 90-110 h easily, like S6 Active or Redmi 3S, or Lenovo P2 for €200. Lol Fapple.
AnonD-442781, 13 Oct 2016Samsung amoled was the most accurate mobile display. But with the iPhone 7 Apple caught up in ... moreSamsung amoled was the most accurate mobile display.
There is actual proof. With numbers and research by highly respected engineers at Anand tech that say the samsung displays are over saturated garbage yet you still want to argue lol.
This is same as when Note 7 fanboys argue that it doesnt lag or stutter when there is PROOF on XDA that it does.
I swear fanboys have no capability to think.
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2016Also Samsung displays are pure garbage. over saturated cartoon like colors and Pentile matrix?... moreSamsung amoled was the most accurate mobile display. But with the iPhone 7 Apple caught up in terms of accuracy. Pentile matrix isn't as bad as you make it sound, which you would know if you understood the anatomy of human eyes. So it is you who doesn't understand.
LG superfan, 12 Oct 2016Can someone please explain the telephoto camera what are its advantages etctelephoto = zoom
AnonD-292864, 12 Oct 2016I will always remember these quotes. "You are holding it wrong." -Steve Jobs 2010. "No o... morei dont think most people will simply just buy a new microsd when their current equipped microsd is full..no, just no..in perfect world, yes people will have thousands of microsd to swap it, but in real world, people just simply move the things to pc or cloud or somewhere else, but not buying new microsd
AnonD-11127, 13 Oct 2016I would be grateful if you could point the flaws in my statements. I would only be learning by... moreAlso Samsung displays are pure garbage. over saturated cartoon like colors and Pentile matrix? Cheap technology made to fool fanboys who know nothing of how it affects resolution. They just think more saturation = better.
iPhone display on the other hand has full RGB stripe and most accurate colors. Samsung is not even close to being as good.
AnonD-11127, 13 Oct 2016I would be grateful if you could point the flaws in my statements. I would only be learning by... moreRead the AN review about the display to see how the iphone display is far more accurate than any Samsung display and how Apple INDIVIDUALLY calibrates the display of each of the devices it makes. That is attention to detail you will never get from any Android OEM.
Again about SD cards, people use the cloud to store pics and videos for FREE. Why pay for something that is slow and inconvenient?
Apple Care+ lets to get worldwide support. Tried it myself and numerous people have posted their experiences online. Go to an Apple store and ask yourself.
Iphone 6s video quality is far superior to S7, note7 and other Android OEMs - Source - AN iphone 6s/7 review.
Medical research done by Apple and iphone is one google search away. Go for it.
Some other points, S7 FP scanner scratches from day to day use as reported by pocket now. Note 7 too. This is called cheap build quality. iPhone wont because its sapphire.
Again, There is a reason iPhone owns the market. It is the best phone in the world.
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2016So many bad arguments in one comment. This must be a new record.I would be grateful if you could point the flaws in my statements. I would only be learning by being proven wrong.
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2016-256 GB of NVMe storage, who wants an SD card??
-Immediate updates. iphone 5 from 2012 is run... more256 GB of NVMe storage, who wants an SD card??
People who would like to buy a 32GB variant and then upgrade it once they realise that they need more storage. Moreover, the price you pay for extra storage in iPhones are lot more expensive than a memory card. A 32GB Samsung Memory card costs $13 ( http://www.gsmarena.com/samsungs_evo_plus_32_gb_microsd_card_receives_10_price_cut-blog-21015.php ). I would agree that memory cards are slower. But if you need to save only your photos and videos there, the UHS speeds of memory cards are sufficient. Moreover, we'll be seeing a shift to UFS based cards soon.
-Immediate updates. iphone 5 from 2012 is running iOS 10 on the same day the iphone 6S got it. What version of Android is the S3 running?
Samsung doesn't develop Android. Google does. And Nexus devices have a much better Software update cycle than other OEMs. This again, is to do with OEMs. Some are better than the other.
For example, MIUI does an excellent job with updates. When MIUI 8 launched, even devices such as the Mi2 which launched 2012 got the latest version of MIUI. The Android version may be different but the features offered by MIUI is consistent across all android versions. In iOS, features are cut down on older devices. (Night Shift, Safari Content Blocking)
-Best customer support in the world. Buy a phone in USA and get warranty service in Australia no problem.
iPhone doesn't have worldwide international warranty. Correct me if I am wrong. Limited international warranty is supported by other manufacturers too.
-Best first party apps for business developed directly in partnership with primary users.
I would call it subjective. Features in some variants of Android such as MIUI is unbeatable. Check out second space.
-Ability to deploy VPN/Wifi configurations OTA in a BYOD environment. Good luck doing that with Android without third party apps.
I do not know about it well so I will agree with you.
I used OpenVPN's official client(3rd party) to manage my VPN. However, transferring the VPN configuration file across devices were a lot more trickier in iPhone when I tried it a few years back. It may have changed though.
-Out of the box FDE yet still embarrasses other phones in terms of real life and benchmark performance.
I will agree with you on this one. iPhones are a lot more secure. iPhones have no option of a bootloader unlock. Nobody can install their OS of choice and steal data. However, Android phones give you that option. Bootloader can be unlocked, custom firmware can be installed. That compromises security. After unlocking bootloader, installing custom recovery and using my phone at its maximum potential, I know that I am heavily compromising my security in case I lose my phone. It's a trade off. I have to individually encrypt the files that are important to me. iPhones win there. (unless I'm a celebrity and my compromising pictures are on the cloud)
-Most accurate displays in any cell phone in the world with DCI P3 color space
True, but the most appealing display is Samsung's AMOLED. The black levels are unbeatable and the colors pop.
- Best video recording of any cell phone in the world (AN, iphone 7 review)
Again, iPhone is just out. When S7 was just out, S7 had the record. iPhone has this now. Few months later, another phone will have the crown. And when the next iPhone comes out, it will reclaim the crown. It just goes on. Pixel claims to have a better camera (we're yet to find out). Samsung users can say this the day S8 comes out. It's only petty when you claim that the newest phone has the best camera.
-Individually calibrated displays across all products in the range. No other OEM in the world does that.
What does that do? Source?
Samsung gives users the choice of selecting more color accuracy or more saturation and vibrance. You can chose what you want. Some people like realism other like the ppunchy saturated colors.
-Best resale value
Imagine you want to buy the last year's flagship. Let's have a look.
iPhone 6s plus base model: $650
Resale value: $350 (If you keep it in good condition after a year)
Galaxy S6 32GB: $320 (ebay item ID: 222244996770)
Use it for a year and throw it in the garbage or give it to family
Sell it for $180, Loss: $140
Again, these can vary largely, but you get the point.
-Data gathered used to valuable research like Alzheimer's and other health issues, not for ads.
And you believe their claims?
I see some basic incorrect camera info, so here's the deal with the new camera.
- wide angle lens is improved 2/3 stop to f/1.8. That lets the camera use lower ISO for low light shots, giving you less visible grain.
- the "telephoto" lens is really what we'd call a "normal" lens. It is 1-1/3 stops slower so that it can fit in he same little capsule the wide angle lens does. The article says 4 stops slower, but that is not true. And also, a slightly slower lens has nothing to do with obtaining a correct exposure, except that the software is trying desperately to keep ISO low because the pictures will fall apart quickly on a phone camera at higher ISOs. Solution: get a more robust camera app that lets you override the Apple program, and use a bendable tripod. Also understand that no phone camera (not even Android, it's a physics thing) can do very well in lower light.
- 2x OPTICAL zoom means you can punch in twice as far with no loss of image quality.
- the two cameras can work together to produce a fake bokeh effect, or a "defocused" background that at a glance looks a lot like shots taken with a large-sensor camera.
- DNG or raw capture lets you dial in the right amount of noise reduction and other smearing, plus fix color temperatures in post-processing.
AnonD-292864, 12 Oct 2016I will always remember these quotes.
"You are holding it wrong." -Steve Jobs 2010.
"No o... moreAN review clearly shows iphone displays are far more accurate than the cartoony, over-saturated clown displays from samsung. That is actual fact based on numbers. Youll need to get your head out of the sand to see it though.
Also lol @ samsung still using PENTILE display matrix and you calling it accurate. LOL.
AnonD-292864, 12 Oct 2016I will always remember these quotes.
"You are holding it wrong." -Steve Jobs 2010.
"No o... moreLag? lol, youve used Android too long. No lag on my 5S with iOS 10. You must be using the Note 7 which lags and stutters. XDA showed it with empirical proof so you cant say it doesnt.
Also Steve jobs is dead, Apple moved on and gave the market what they want. Also lol @ SD cards again. Who uses that old tech? I can have virtually unlimited cloud storage backed by my 600/300mbps connection.
Also I said VIDEO recording. Not audio. AN said there is NO android in the world which has the same quality of video recording as an iphone 7.
Fact remains, without iphone, there would be no touchscreen Android so please learn something about technology before commenting.
Also if you want to mention features, iphone 3GS had FDE in 2009. Some Androids still dont have it in 2016. lol