Maria, 05 Feb 2019Samsung has NFC in their all mid-range price phones. And the NFC is unlocked at all. NFC may n... moreGalaxy J2, Galaxy J2 Pro, Galaxy J2 Core, Galaxy J3 (2016), Galaxy J3 (2017), Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J5 (2017), Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy J4 (2018), Galaxy J4 Plus (2018), Galaxy J6 (2018), Galaxy J6 Plus (2018).. Etc... Those all phones ia made by Samaung mobile, so how many of those low end, and mid phone in the last couple of years have NFC build in?
S9, 04 Feb 2019Aha. Thanks for info. Im from Europe, and here we can pay via NFC or via QR
Also, like i wro... moreSamsung has NFC in their all mid-range price phones. And the NFC is unlocked at all. NFC may not be used everyday but it is nice to have one just in case you need it suddenly no matter where you live in.
NFC does not require the good light condition or good camera, not like QR scanner.
Anonymous, 02 Feb 2019You can turn off most of their ads in 5 minutes.
But I guess complaining is much easier th... moreFrom what I have read on XDA forum turning ads is not so simple if you have the Indian version.
I'm not saying it can't be done in short time but why include it in the first place. Also, launching the ad-less version of same mobile with a slight premium will leave the choice with consumer.
Those who believe inbuilt ads are not a nuisance have a completely wrong perspective. I repeat that this shouldn't become the norm within smartphone industry. If a manufacturer is providing heavily subsidised mobiles for next to nothing to underprivileged section then it's a different matter.
Anonymous, 04 Feb 2019Huawei P30 pro will come with the new Sony IMX607 sensor.I noticed, and while techincally a bit smaller than last years 1/1.7" IMX600, as well as not being quad bayer, it will be interresting to see what it can produce.
Same goes for Huawei's processing, which was way too agressive on the P20 pro and too soft on the Mate 20 pro. Hopefully with the P30 pro they get it more spot on.
no, 04 Feb 2019The 48MP maybe the new trend of midrange smartphones because Sony's XZ4 is rumored to come wit... more64 or 80MP? Not gonna happen, the ISP inside Snapdragon 855 can only handle up to 48MP in resolution.
Anonymous, 04 Feb 2019I live in egypt and we pay via cash You're right . We don't care about NFC in Egypt but people in Europe or US need it so, it's quite important and adding NFC can cost about 1-2$ . it's very cheap so, why doesn't Xiaomi add it to to its phones ? it may be a dealbreaker for many.
Anonymous, 04 Feb 2019For payment, they use QR code (Quick Response Code; also called two-dimensional barcode).
N... moreAha. Thanks for info. Im from Europe, and here we can pay via NFC or via QR
Also, like i wrote, only Sony have NFC in low, and mid range phones since forever (maybe 2011). Samsung, nop, LG, not all models, HTC, no, Nokia, Microsoft (well WP). Also this new generation of 'popular' brends. Huawei-Honor does not have in all models in low end and mid, Xiaomi does not have at all.. So i guess thats not big deal.
no, 04 Feb 2019" The rumored 52MP in XZ4 is also rumored to "just" be a slightly modified IMX586, same as we ... moreI'm not saying the Note 7 pro will get the modified version, it will get the 48MP IMX586 and the modified one in XZ4 will likely be essentially the same sensor even though it has a 52MP count.
Marco M, 04 Feb 2019The rumored 52MP in XZ4 is also rumored to "just" be a slightly modified IMX586, same as we wi... more" The rumored 52MP in XZ4 is also rumored to "just" be a slightly modified IMX586, same as we will see in the Redmi Note 7 Pro "
You are right about the XZ4 52MP rumors but the Redmi note 7 pro wasn't rumored to have a modified IMX586 . It was rumored to have the same setup of the regular note 7 with replacing the GM1 with the IMX586 but without modifying the sensor . The Pro is also rumored to be powered with SDM675 that can't handle more than 48MP
no, 04 Feb 2019The 48MP maybe the new trend of midrange smartphones because Sony's XZ4 is rumored to come wit... moreThe rumored 52MP in XZ4 is also rumored to "just" be a slightly modified IMX586, same as we will see in the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Sadly Sony's implementation of their own sensors is pretty much never the best one. They severely under process the photos leaving them bland and full of noise. Going too wide instead of standard+wide has also played against them in many comparisons.
Hopefully they will get their act together this year. They really should focus on this considering how much their mobile division is struggling. I was hoping for a wide + standard + tele, but looks like that won't happen this time.
As far as other sensors go, I don't think we'll see them in any of the flagships launching in Q1 or Q2, because then the sensors at least should have been announced by now. Even Q3 is unlikely for a sensor that isn't yet announced. IMX586 which we are starting to see now was announced already in July last year. GM1 was quicker, only three months, but Samsung sensors are not that common in flagships.
Pixel 4 on the other hand could be in line for a IMX-600 series.
Marco M, 04 Feb 2019Too late to edit previos post, but
https://www.gsmarena.com/piccmp.php3?idType=5&idPhone1... moreThe 48MP maybe the new trend of midrange smartphones because Sony's XZ4 is rumored to come with 52MP bigger sensor and Sony will announce the new IMX600 series very soon with new sensors and different resolutions , some of them were rumored to come with 38MP 1/1.8" sensor and another one to have a whopping 64 or 80MP 1/1.6" sensor with new Quad bayer and better SNR for better lowlight photos and 4 in 1 pixel pinning to have 16 or 20MP with at least the same ( if not better ) image quality of the 48MP sensor with more details due to the higher resolution and we may finally have 6K or 8K video shooting options .
All these are rumored to launch before the second half of 2019 and may be used in some flagships and leavind the 48MP trend to the mid range phones as the Redmi note 7
Anonymous, 04 Feb 2019You seems doesn't understand, I get it. Of course disabling the ads is free, who said it wasn'... moreWhy are there so many bloatware in a Samsung flagship, when they charge $900+ for it?
Too late to edit previos post, but
Samsung's Note9 and Pixel 3 takes the same beating in low light. Spot the fish in the bottom right corner. Same with the star, the heart, donkey, spongebob, bristles etc.
Looks like 2019 and the new 48MP camera sensors at 1/2-inch size will bring a majour leap in camera quality for low light photos.
Impressive photos, especially in low light. It will be interresting to compare with the Pro version with Sony sensor, I expect it to be even better. So now I'm all of the sudden both tempted of the rumored Mi Mix 3s (which is rumored to get the IMX586) as well as the Mi Max 4 which is rumored to get this 48MP Samsung one, only after having a bit more experience with it, so it should perform even better, and this is already really very good.
Check this comparison with S9+ and Iphone XS in low light:
Look at Spongebob and the donkey. Note 7 is both brighter and shows the blue eyes of spongsbob and the purple stripes on the donkey's back. It more clearly shows the bristles on the paintbrushes. A bit more noise than sammy some places, but noticibly less noise the iphone XS. Samsung's aggressive noise reduction makes the string bracelet appear to have no individual threads. So the price is detail loss in some cases on the S9+.
The bus route comparison is also very clear, bright white and clear colors on the note 7, dull and grey on the S9+ and barely any colors, iphone XS is very yellow, lots of noise and less colors.
What a bargain to get such a camera and overall performance at this price!