The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ like the Korean company’s previous flagships are made primarily out of glass. Samsung has improved the durability of its latest flagship handsets by using a thicker glass and a larger aluminum chassis on the edge.
Earlier this month, Xposed framework for Android 8.0 and Android 8.1 Oreo was release. This came as a sigh of relief to many as Xposed framework for Nougat took over a year to arrive. This led to a decline in the popularity of Xposed and many developers ended up abandoning their modules for the framework.
The Redmi Note 4 was among the most popular budget mid-range Android devices released last year. While the handset was not available in Europe, the United States and other developed markets of the world, it sold like hot cakes in India, China, and other Asian countries.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 are the Korean company’s flagship handset for 2017. Both feature beautiful and large OLED panels at the front that are curved at their edges.
Samsung’s UI has come a long way since its Touchwiz days. While Touchwiz on the Galaxy S3, S4 and S5 was universally hated for being slow and being filled with bloatware, Samsung has made huge strides with its UI and UX starting with the Galaxy S6. With the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung’s Experience skin has probably reached the point where it offers the perfect mix of ease of use, features and customization options.
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are Google’s latest and greatest smartphones. Similar to their predecessors, both phones feature a unibody aluminium design with a special coating on top which gives them a plastic-like feel.
The OnePlus 5T is the ‘T’ successor to the OnePlus 5 with some modest improvements and upgrades thrown in. This primarily includes a 6-inch 18:9 aspect ratio FHD+ display and an improved dual-camera setup at the rear.
With the OnePlus 5T slated to go on sale from tomorrow, the first batch of reviews for the handset are out. Similar to the OnePlus 5, the 5T is being praised unanimously for its performance, display, build quality, and the overall value for money it packs.
Like the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy Note 8 is a beautiful piece of technology featuring an aluminium chassis sandwiched by Gorilla Glass panels at the front and rear. That also makes the Note 8 as fragile as the Galaxy S8 and other smartphones which feature a glass back. After all, glass is glass and it will crack when dropped. This means that using a case on the Galaxy Note 8 is almost a compulsion. Unless of course, you don’t mind paying for an expensive screen or rear glass panel replacement.
Google is all set to unveil its second-generation Pixel handsets at its Made By Google event on October 4. The first generation Pixel handsets might not have exactly set the sales chart on fire but they did set a new benchmark with their excellent camera and real-life performance.