RAFL, 15 Aug 2020Why does Iphone SE 2020, which has an old design, a small LCD screen, a weaker cam, a ridiculo... moreBecause the SE is not competing with Androids. It gives all the iPhone users who r holding on to older iPhones and want a familiar design and usability an easy upgrade option. It also gives people who want to get into iOS ecosystem an easy and cheap entry point.
It also has 5 years of Software support and premium features that you never see on midrange phones like Wireless Charging and an IP rating. So the rating is based on what it offers as an iPhone at the price and the value it holds to iPhone users.
jarane, 15 Aug 2020buy the iphone se 2020. it will offer the best video quality by farThis is a lie to the naked eye no one can tell the difference between my pixel 3xl to my iPhone 11pro
Tsao paon, 15 Aug 2020Don't know what's the deal but every other website is trying to please Google or rat... moreBecause in the target markets of this phone i.e North America, none of those Chinese companies sell their phones.
Rshd, 15 Aug 2020Seriously for 350$, rival companies are offering 765G, 5G, 90Hz display, bigger Battery, In di... moreThis phone is mainly for North American market and it practically has no competition there. The features you listed on in that price range mostly come from Chinese manufacturers and they don't really well in North America. Even the Nord is not gonna get a US release.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2020K30 ultra will definitely get a rating of 5. they probably won't review k30 ultra since it will not be getting a global release
Small point: you say top of the range phones don't have 3.5mm jack. Have you told Sony?
Rshd, 15 Aug 2020Although I feel even Pixel 4A is overpriced, but Nord has a better Processor 765G, 5G, Ultra w... moreNord is glossy finger print mess and large compact with large screen, pocket friendly and grippy Yes please
Gsmarena is one of my preferred destinations for audio quality test/recommendations, but whatever has plagued mobile phone reviews in general has its firm grips on their air canals.
Almost all reviewers with the exception of whathifi.com deliberately omits audio quality in their reviews, why?
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2020"Remember those details that look like they were drawn? The camera's algorithm tries... moreSo you're literally agreeing with their statement. You didn't think what you said through did you? They basically said that it takes different frames and uses an algorithm to improve the pictures. You said that it takes different frames and uses machine learning to improve the picture. So, they're literally the same statements.
What this review doesn't mention at all:
I have a Pixel 3a and Night Sight takes up to 7(!) seconds. That's totally unacceptable and Night Sight often leads to slightly blurry photos, unless you don't want to breathe for 7 seconds. The Pixel 3a has HDR+ enhanced, which is a fast Night Sight mode and takes up to 2.5 seconds (or 3.5 if you zoom). The results are also sharper and more consistent than Night Sight. With Night Sight you often need to take the photo again, so it's 2.5s vs 14s. So the 3a has a real advantage here. HDR+ enhances gives you the same noise performance as Night Sight, only in complete darkness Night Sight is better.
Regarding the white balance: Google's white balance got much worse with the latest Pixel phones. A Google Nexus 5x has better white balance than the 3a. And the 3a has better white balance than the Pixel 4.
"Remember those details that look like they were drawn? The camera's algorithm tries to compensate for details it can't see by generating the textures from the multiple frames taken by HDR+. "
No, these details are produced by Google's machine learning. Google's zoom combines multiple frames AND uses machine learning. I have a Pixel 3a and in perfect light conditions Google's zoom is basically useless. Google's zoom basically only improves the noise, which leads to more details in not perfect light conditions.
In India, OnePlus Nord is priced at around 373$ (Local Price) for the 128 GB Model
Google PIxel 4a should be priced around 450$ (Local Price) due to import duties.
Which phone should I go for if taking videos is my main priority?
imagine saying not much of an upgrade compared to the pixel 3a as a con. google saw how well the pixel 3a did. anyway the few upgrades are necessary ones like the storage and screen. it also costs $50 less than the launch price of the pixel 3a. pixel 4a is an awesome phone. really disappointed in gsmarena this time :(
I think if people really want a comparable, yet better, alternative at the same price...
...well, try and get a OnePlus 7 Pro / 7t (discontinued models) quickly on a good discount before all the stocks run out.
But for everyone else, there is the Oppo Realme X2.
Basically better than this phone in every way, in terms of hardware. As for the software, install Gcam Port and flash a great Custom Rom (Official EvolutionX OS). I've seen some good Tempered Glass protectors, Cases, Chargers, and Accessories for it too. The good thing is, unlike Xiaomi, Oppo phones in fact get more software updates, have no built-in ads, better international sales support, and it has more 4G/LTE bands that are used. Oh, and while Xiaomi is falling out of favour with some developers, Oppo/Realme is picking up traction, so it seems like these are the better long-term alternatives to aim for.