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IPhone 12 – Samsung Galaxy S21 – Google Pixel 5

Apple iPhone 12

With the new iPhone 12, Apple is taking the biggest step in years, but not necessarily for the reason the company itself frequently mentions: 5G.
Support for the latest generation of mobile networks is one of the key features of the new Apple phones. According to CEO Tim Cook during the press presentation, it was like “the beginning of a new era for the iPhone.”

The iPhone 12 has a lot to offer, including a hi-tech design, improved screen, better camera and wireless charging with the new MagSafe charger.
We took a closer look at the iPhone 12.

Specifications of the iPhone 12

  • Display: 6.1-inch OLED screen of 2,532 by 1,170 pixels
  • Processor: Apple A14 Bionic
  • Cameras: 12-megapixel dual camera system, with ultra-wide-angle and wide-angle lenses
  • Selfie camera: 12 megapixels
  • Battery life: Up to 17 hours
  • Storage: 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Biometric unlocking: Face ID
  • Network support: 5G (sub-6GHz)
  • Lifetime: IP68 certification (fully waterproof); the screen is reinforced with a new type of glass that Apple calls ceramic shield.

The new Design

The new design of the iPhone 12… Apple has moved away from the rounded metal edges that have characterized models since the 2014 iPhone 6.

Instead, the iPhone 12 looks more like the latest iPad Pro, with flat sides and sharp corners. The result is an elegant device that immediately stands out alongside the iPhone 11 and Android smartphones. The angular design also makes the phone easier to hold.

In terms of dimensions, the iPhone 12 is a little smaller than the iPhone 11, despite the screen being the same size.

iPhone 11—-> iPhone 11
Length 150.9 mm —-> 146.7 mm
Width 75.7 mm —-> 71.5 mm
Thickness 8.3 mm —-> 7.4 mm
Weight 194 g —-> 164 g

But the iPhone 12 is not as light as recent phones from Google and Samsung. The Galaxy S20 weighs 163 grams and the Google Pixel 5 only 151 grams.

The iPhone 12 also doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner, something that would certainly come in handy in the Covid era with mouthguards. Face ID to unlock the phone won’t work then. Android devices from Samsung, Google and OnePlus, among others, we have a fingerprint sensor.

Conclusion

The iPhone 12 is quite a step up from the iPhone 11. The design is fresh, pretty and chic de lala, the screen is sharper and more contrasty, the camera takes better pictures in the dark and MagSafe is a handy addition.

Is it worth trading in your old iPhone for a new one? If you have a relatively new model like the iPhone 11 or iPhone XS, you can get by with it for a while. If you have an iPhone X or older, then it’s worth considering upgrading, especially since you’ll also benefit significantly in terms of battery life.

One thing is certain: Do not buy the iPhone 12 now because of 5G…

Samsung S21

Samsung S21

Samsung S21: the new flagship of 2021
The Galaxy S21 is one of the most expensive and premium Samsung smartphones released in the first half of 2021. The device succeeds the Samsung Galaxy S20 and is a cheaper variant of the Samsung S21 Ultra. On this page you can read all about the Samsung Galaxy S21.

The Samsung S21 has a 6.2-inch oled screen with full HD resolution. The processor is an Exynos 2100 variant. There is 8GB of working memory available. On the back you will find three cameras. The device comes with Android 11 and the One UI shell.

Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S21

* Again, three models: S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra
* Flat 6.2-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate
* Unlockable with voice unlock
* Three lenses on the back: 12MP 12MP 64MP
* Larger battery than predecessor: 4000mAh
* Comes without a charger, just like the iPhone 12

Smooth screen

The Samsung Galaxy S21 has a metal frame, and a plastic back. This keeps the device light and attracts fewer fingerprints. The screen is 6.2 inches small, which makes it relatively compact. The oled display is supposed to show nice colors and the refresh rate is 120Hz. The refresh rate indicates how many times per second the image refreshes itself. A higher number means smoother images, which you’ll notice when reading articles, gaming and navigating through animations, among other things. The Galaxy S20 series also has a 120Hz display.

Speaking of the screen, Samsung opts for a “flat” display with the “regular” S21 and S21 Plus. This means that the display lies flat on the casing, instead of bending with the casing as in previous Galaxy phones. However, such a flat screen is not entirely new. Among others, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Samsung Galaxy

Conclusion Samsung Galaxy S21

The Galaxy S21 has a recommended retail price of 850 euros. Much cheaper than the Galaxy S20, where you had to pay 999 euros for the version with 5G. Samsung made a number of concessions that fortunately do not detract from the quality of the S21. The plastic body does not even feel like plastic and you will hardly notice the lower resolution.

The performance is excellent, the screen looks very good and the battery life is fine. We also like the software: the Galaxy S21 is easy to use and receives frequent updates. We cannot say that about every high-end Android phone.

Apart from the new design and the modest camera improvements, not a lot has changed, but that is not a bad thing at all. The Galaxy S21 is a fine flagship that will last you for years and for which you do not have to pay the absolute top price. If you have the S20 now, then there is not necessarily a reason to switch. If you use a Galaxy S10 or old, then the upgrade is definitely worth it.

Google Pixel 5

Samsung S21 copy

Google has taken a new direction for its Pixel line with the Google Pixel 5: the device has a conventional design, no luxury frills and a lower price. What remains are the traditional pluses. That makes this Pixel 5 an excellent all-rounder.
The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL were exceptional smartphones….
Clean Android software and good cameras are things to expect from a Pixel. The smartphones particular radar controls, pretty large bezels and a mediocre battery. So a not very well balanced overall picture. Coupled with the high price tag, the smartphones could therefore count on little enthusiasm.

Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S21 copy

* Again, three models: S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra
* Flat 6.2-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate
* Unlockable with voice unlock
* Three lenses on the back: 12MP 12MP 64MP
* Larger battery than predecessor: 4000mAh
* Comes without a charger, just like the iPhone 12

Most smartphones today are made of glass and aluminum.That looks good, but has the disadvantage that the back is often slippery and can break after a fall. Google Pixel 5 therefore takes a different approach: the Pixel 5 is made of 100 percent recycled aluminum, coated with plastic. The latter ensures that the smartphone comes across as less luxurious, but better in the hand.The Pixel 5 makes a very solid and sturdy impression, and is also waterproof.

Conclusion Samsung Galaxy S21 copy

The Galaxy S21 has a recommended retail price of 850 euros. Much cheaper than the Galaxy S20, where you had to pay 999 euros for the version with 5G. Samsung made a number of concessions that fortunately do not detract from the quality of the S21. The plastic body does not even feel like plastic and you will hardly notice the lower resolution.

The performance is excellent, the screen looks very good and the battery life is fine. We also like the software: the Galaxy S21 is easy to use and receives frequent updates. We cannot say that about every high-end Android phone.

Apart from the new design and the modest camera improvements, not a lot has changed, but that is not a bad thing at all. The Galaxy S21 is a fine flagship that will last you for years and for which you do not have to pay the absolute top price. If you have the S20 now, then there is not necessarily a reason to switch. If you use a Galaxy S10 or old, then the upgrade is definitely worth it.

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