Huawei P30 Pro camera review vs Samsung Galaxy S10+ vs Apple iPhone XS Max

If you still needed a reason to spend money on a compact camera, it would have been for zoom reach, as even the best smartphone cameras could not provide usable zoom image quality beyond a 5x factor. This has now changed with the Huawei P30 Pro and its innovative zoom system that uses folded optics and a super-resolution algorithm, which finally makes usable 10x zoom on smartphones a reality.

The zoom on its own will make the new Huawei an extremely tempting option for many mobile photographers, but the camera performs very well in almost all other areas as well. The bokeh mode is the best we have seen; image detail and noise levels are excellent across all light levels; and the camera records high-quality footage in video mode. There is still some room for improvement in terms of color and artifacts, but these are relatively minor shortcomings that most users will be able to easily live with.

Add the super-wide-angle camera (which as with other devices with a similar camera setup, did not have an impact on Huawei’s DxOMark score) into the mix, and the P30 Pro is easily the most versatile mobile imaging tool to date, allowing you to cover a wider range of photographic situations than any other smartphone.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. S9 vs. S10: should you upgrade?

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Samsung has introduced its new lineup of Galaxy S10 phones with all the razzle-dazzle that can be expected from a major manufacturer. If you’re already the owner of a Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S9, or S9 Plus, it’s time to sit down, take a breath, and think hard — is it time to trade in your old phone for a new one?

When you’re considering upgrading, there are always a variety of factors to look at. Are the design and display of the new phone demonstrably better than your current model? Will your photos look better? How is your battery life now compared to what you’ll get? Are there new features that you really don’t want to do without?

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Samsung’s highly anticipated Galaxy S10 lineup has been leaking like crazy lately, foreshadowing a pretty radical reimagining of an already stunning “Infinity Display” design, as well as a few big camera upgrades.

The latest high-quality renders claiming to reveal the most important details about the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10 Lite come from reputable case maker Olixar (via equally reputable accessories retailer Mobile Fun), largely backing what Olixar rival Ghostek and serial leaker @OnLeaks recently divulged.

Specifically, it’s looking increasingly likely that the Galaxy S10 and S10 Lite will share a small, circular display hole accommodating a single selfie shooter, while the Galaxy S10 Plus goes with a larger, pill-shaped screen gap no doubt housing two front-facing cameras.
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ZTE nubia X unveiled with two screens and two fingerprint readers

The nubia X doesn’t have a front-facing camera, as you can easily snap selfies with the dual setup on the back using the secondary screen. You can expect some pretty sharp stills from the 16MP main lens with f/1.8 aperture while the 24MP unit boasts a brighter f/1.7 lens. The cameras are aided by AI scene recognition feature and PDAF phase detection autofocus. The nubia X comes with a 3,800 mAh battery that promises to last at least a full day of usage and we have Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with nubia’s UI 6.0.2 on top. Interestingly, the phone also has two fingerprint readers positioned on the two sides. Depending on which one you use, you can unlock either screen. The scanners also double as navigation buttons, which is kind of cool. Sadly, there’s no 3.5mm audio jack. Read more here:

Lenovo Z5 Pro slider announced, claims highest screen-to-body ratio yet

The catch is that the Lenovo Z5 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 710 instead of the top of the line Snapdragon 845 but the rest of it is mostly flagship stuff.
The phone is built around a full-screen display with no unsightly notches. It’s 6.39″ in diagonal and has FHD+ (1080 x 2340) resolution. Lenovo says it’s covering more than 95% of the front panel and while that’s certainly optimistic (makers like to exclude the frame as part of the body) the direct comparison to the Mix 3 showed slimmer bezels. And the company isn’t shy to share that the screen is Samsung-made. Read more here:

Honor Magic 2 slider arrives with six cameras and UD fingerprint scanner

The front setup is also unorthodox – the 16 MP selfie shooter is accompanied by two 2 MP depth sensors. There is also an IR face scanner for 3D Face Unlock through a depth-sensing bionic lens. If you don’t want to swipe the phone and reveal this whole setup, there is an under-display fingerprint scanner for all the security you might need.Huawei was always about fast-charging, and the Magic 2 comes with 40W capabilities (10V/4A). It is called Magic Charge, and Honor claims it can charge 50% of the 3,400 mAh power cell in 15 minutes and reach 85% in the next quarter hour. It uses the USB-C port that doubles as an audio port since there is no 3.5 mm jack. Read more here

‘Nine in ten’ Android apps send data to Google

A new study has revealed that 90 per cent of all Android applications share personal data to Google, raising questions about the volume of information collected by ad-supported software and the ability for tech giants to create profiles of individuals.

Researchers at Oxford University looked at almost one million Android apps available on the Google Play store and found the median app shared user data with ten third parties and a fifth shared it with more than 20.

The researchers told the Financial Times that the popularity of ‘freemium’ applications supported by advertising and the rise of vast advertising networks meant that many people, and often app developers themselves, are unaware of the scale of this data harvesting.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: a dull launch, too expensive… but that’s a good thing

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Watching the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch was tough. After watching a decade of phone launches waxing and waning in bombast, the new Note launch felt like it was running on fumes a little bit.

Let’s skip past the lack of upgrades on the new Galaxy Watch, the ‘and-me’ smart speaker and the decision to have ‘Mr Doodle’ on stage drawing with a product launched a few weeks ago, and jump straight to the Note 9.
There were a lot of marketing words spoken about the handset, about how it was ‘inspiring’, ‘removed borders and interruptions’ and basically worked with you… a lot of words that don’t really tell us much, meaning that most of us were left wondering ‘what’s actually new here?’.

That’s the issue – smartphones are now so capable that there’s not really that much further to go, so unless a brand materially changes the design and ways of using the phone (as Apple did with the iPhone X) then there’s not much to really excite consumers. more here