iPhone 8 compared with iPhone 6s

Apple's gone a bit nuts this year with the number of phones it is offering consumer. In fact, Apple is offering a total of five iPhone series inside 2017 and going into 2018; the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 series, last year's iPhone 7 series, the iPhone 6s series, and the iPhone SE.

Add in every "Plus" model to those and you're looking at eight different handsets.

Here we're going to compare the new iPhone 8 against its oldest available equivalent; the iPhone 6s.

And truth be told, at this point both these apple parts are going to be more readily available than the brand spanking iPhone X - that's a situation that might not change anytime soon either. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could see record pre-orders of between 40-50 million, but it could struggle to keep up with this demand until well inside 2018 due to component supply bottlenecks.

A report from the WSJ, which corroborates with Kuo's assertions, cites multiple unnamed sources who explain the reason for this setback. Allegedly, Apple's Face ID 3D scanning tech is the source of the problem, which also lines up with what Kuo has said. The WSJ's sources say the tech requires two key components working in tandem, but one of these is presently only being manufactured by the tens of thousands of units per day - a far cry from the hundreds of thousands needed to meet demand.

iPhone 8 vs iPhone 6s: Display & Design

As with the iPhone 7 as well, there’s absolutely no difference in the displays of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 6s. Each offers a 4.7-inch display with a 1334x750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi. Both phones also offer 3D Touch. However, the iPhone 8 features a True Tone display, which matches the ambient light of the room you are using it in, and you’ll notice a difference because of that.

The iPhone 6s comes in either 32 or 128GB while the iPhone 8 comes in either 64 or 256GB. A huge difference is also in the chip each etrade supply packs. The A11 Bionic chip in the iPhone 8 will run absolute circles around the A9 found in the iPhone 6s.

As for the design, both feature aluminum bodies with rounded corners, but the iPhone 8 adds a nice glass back paneling to it (for wireless charging capabilities). This gives it a shine like the iPhone 4 used to have. Because of the glass back, the iPhone 8 is just a tad thicker and heavier than the iPhone 6s–but not by much. The iPhone 8 also does away with the antenna bands on back of the iPhone 6s, so it’s a cleaner design.

Another advantage the iPhone 8 has is its Splash, Water and Dust Resistant, whereas the iPhone 6s is not. As far as color options go, the iPhone 6s offers four options, while the newer iPhone 8 only offers three.


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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Review

Samsung is the biggest name in the Android space and, according to recent reports from analysis firms remains the highest-selling smartphone brand in the world; it ranks number one in global etrade supply sales while Apple is at number two.

Little wonder then, that there is so much interest in the firm's latest flagship.

Samsung is doing quite well in terms of sales, according to the latest details. Previously we'd heard rumours that Samsung Galaxy S8 series sales were "slowing" but that doesn't appear to be the case at all if these new figures are any indication.

Strategy Analytics has published a report suggesting Samsung has sold as many as 20 million units since the handset range launched on April 21. The 20 million milestone was apparently hit inside July with a sales-per-day figure of 278,000 units. April through to June reportedly saw a total of 19.8 million sales. The ASP (Average Selling Price) of the Galaxy S8 phone parts has gone up over time as a result; sales are reportedly 15% higher than the Galaxy S7 series. In some regions the Galaxy S8 sales figures are reportedly double those of their predecessor range.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has also now arrived following Samsung's launch event on August 23. As per the rumours, it carries much of the same tech and hardware as the Galaxy S8 series, keeping with the tradition of the two brands running in tandem and piggybacking off each other. The display is ever-so-slightly larger than the Galaxy S8+, by only 0.1in, with the Galaxy S8+ measuring 6.2in and the Galaxy Note 8 at 6.3in. It packs the same processor hardware as the Galaxy S8 series - a split between the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 for the North American market, and Samsung's own Exynos chips everywhere else. The main standout features are the S-Pen stylus and its multitasking, split-screen capabilities, as well as a number of other tricks such as text translation and note-taking on the Always-On lockscreen. The S-Pen is also waterproofed like the main bodywork, but another key feature is Samsung's first ever dual-sensor camera. The Galaxy Note 8 also has 6GB of RAM and a big 3,300mAh battery cell.


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Apple iPhone X To Sell 50 Million Pre-Orders?!

According to prominent analytics firm KGI Securities, and in particular it's most famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may be about to see pre-order sales in the region of 40-50 million units.

He goes on to say that the handset represents the first significant remodel of the samsung s7 battery replacement series since 2014's iPhone 6, a factor that is making many Apple fans eager to shell out the significant uplift in price to get a hold of the shiny new tech and design. Kuo also points out that the Face ID technology has a hefty appeal, saying, "TrueDepth camera (3D sensing) creates a far stronger user experience than those of Apple’s rivals."

In spite of the high pre-order estimates, Kuo still expressed concern over Apple's supply bottlenecks; in particular, the TrueDepth camera which may cause supply shortages into 2018.

Ahead of the iPhone X launch, many of the rumours suggested there would be significant supply shortages which could see Apple launch with only 3-4 million units ready for consumers, with that particular figure coming from Kuo himself. It remains possible, one way or the other, that Apple has shot itself in the foot by making the iPhone X too good, too desireable, and too cutting edge, with hardware so tantalising as to cause unprecedented demand, while making it difficult to churn out the s7 edge battery replacement in the required numbers.


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Sony Xperia XZ1 launch at India with 3D scanning

The Xperia XZ1 has made its way to India. Starting today, the apple screen repair is available at all Sony Centers and major retailers across the nation, coming in black color option (pictured below). It will set you back Rs. 44,990.

Launch offers include 5 percent cashback on purchases made with HDFC and ICICI cards and a Rs. 1,000 discount on the Style Cover Stand that can be yours for Rs. 2,490.

The Xperia XZ1 was launched back at IFA 2017 last month. It’s a high-end device with one of its most impressive features being the camera. The device is equipped with a 19 MP MotionEye sensor that allows you to map a 3D image of pretty much anything when paired with the 3D Creator app.

The camera also features what Sony calls Autofocus burst, which tracks and captures sequences of moving objects in sharp focus to avoid blurred action shots, and Predictive Capture, which begins queuing up pictures before you’ve even taken a shot. This means that if you happen to miss the subject you wanted to take a photo of — say, a raccoon crossing the street — before snapping the picture, you might be able to access it from one of the previously queued images.

The smartphone has a 5.2-inch Full HD display and is powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset. It has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage with the option of expanding it for an additional 256 GB. The metal body houses a 2,700 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 and is resistant to dust and water thanks to its IP68 rating. Additionally, Sony’s handset also has a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button on the side, sports a 13 MP selfie snapper, and runs the latest Android 8.0 Oreo software.

If you aren’t a big fan of the Xperia XZ1, you can opt for one of the other apple parts that have recently launched in India. These include the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Oppo A71, Xiaomi Mi A1, and Lenovo K8 Plus, just to name a few.


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Google has the same problem like the Apple

Try this experiment.

Walk up to people who don't work in tech -- surely you know at least one -- and ask them what they think about Pixel apple screen repair .

I fancy they'll stare at you benignly and wonder if you've been imbibing excessively or if it's just a trick question.

Over the years, Google has dabbled in the idea of having its own phones. The essential strategy was always clear: Apple succeeds because it controls not only the hardware, but the software.

Google thought it could do the same by buying Motorola, which it then sold to Lenovo.

Now, it seems to believe it can do the same by buying many employees (and some intellectual property) from HTC's mobile division.

It all seems sensible, if remarkably late. Google accepted for far too long that Samsung would make premium Android phones and Google's software would maintain the company's reach across the world.

Now, though, Google has to build a brand, one that isn't called Google. The company currently markets these phones as: "Pixel. Phones Made by Google."

The quality of the phones shouldn't be in doubt. Those who actually saw, touched and played with Pixel phones admired them. My colleague Lynn La described them as "pure Android at its absolute best."

But this Android was so pure that few gained access. Can Google really master the infernally tricky business of turning humans into Pixellites?

There's a certain irony in the company teaming with HTC. This Taiwanese company often used to release very attractive phones.

On the marketing side, however, its efforts ranged from the pained to the bizarre.

Surely you haven't forgotten HTC mocking "The Bachelorette" in an ad, have you? And remember when the company actually tried mocking Apple's "1984" ad? Yes, with the tagline: "Be Brilliant."

It wasn't done with Cupertino. Another HTC ad suggested that iOS was an illness -- Irritable Operating System. Gosh, that must have hurt Apple.

The company also turned to famous stars. There was an ad featuring Gary Oldman, in which he insisted that it didn't matter what he said, as people form their own opinions anyway. So he just said "blah" over and over again.

The phone market is relatively mature. If you're a new entrant, you have to offer a radically different product or a radically different, emotionally uplifting message.

Google's incursions into hardware have not been universally impactful. Yes, there are Chromebooks. The company also bought smart thermostat company Nest.

But truly challenging Apple's dominance in the upper echelons of the phone market is a radical challenge. Samsung showed the way when it launched the Galaxy SII by mocking Apple's fanperson cult.

There was a real truth at the campaign's core. Samsung created an excellent anti-Apple feeling and traded on it.

Google has, over recent years, worked with outside ad agencies and made some excellent ads, often for causes. This, though, is the company's biggest product marketing challenge.

Paying just over a billion dollars for some fine engineers is merely the first step. There's every reason to believe new Pixel apple parts will be attractive, well-made devices.

But can Google create a big picture from its Pixels? I hope it does. Apple could do with a little more competition.


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Google Pixel 2 release date, news and rumors

And a new batch of leaks claims to show off the final design of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, including the colors and storage configurations that will be available, as well as how much each will cost you.

The next flagship s6 edge screen replacement (s) from Google look to be less than a month away, and rumors surrounding the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are starting to intensify as we approach the launch.

The search giant is done with the Nexus line and in its place the firm has created a slightly more premium, and far more mainstream range of devices.

We’re talking chiefly about the Google Pixel and the larger Google Pixel XL, two high-end handsets aimed at the same market as the iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S8 - but it also has the Google Pixel C tablet as well.

The initial Pixel phone duo were a strong first try, scoring high in our reviews, but they stumbled in some areas and arguably didn’t quite stack up to their rivals.

But Google is sure to learn from its mistakes and make the Pixel 2 even better. It's seemingly teamed with HTC again for the phones, and has even gone so far as to purchase part of HTC's smartphone business.

That could mean that the Pixel 3 onwards will be in-house galaxy s6 edge screen replacement , but for now all eyes are on the Pixel 2, and rumors are promising. You can read them all below, followed by a wish list of the things we want from the Pixel 2.


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Moto G5 Plus hands on review

While flagship makers battle for the top spot with small bezels and pixel-perfect cameras, Motorola has been winning a more quiet, but equally important fight: to offer desired features in a iphone 6 screen repair cost without costing too much.

Speaking of features, the new Moto G5 Plus has them in spades. A fingerprint sensor, generous heaps of internal storage with microSD support, Google Assistant, fast charging, GSM and CDMA compatibility. The list goes on.

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In that regard, it isn’t a far cry of last year's value-packed Moto G4 Plus - not that you’d even know the two were related by looking at them.

Refreshed from top to bottom (and on the inside, too), the Moto G5 Plus has redefined itself and it didn't even have to.

If you’re strapped for cash, but still want the latest Android Nougat software (with Oreo on the way), this year’s model is on sale for $229 (£249, AU pricing not disclosed at time of review), which is actually a little bit cheaper than the G4 Plus. How often do you see phone prices going down instead of up?

Previous owners and newcomers alike will find a lot to enjoy here for the price. So much so that minor exclusions like NFC (this feature is available outside of the US), the non-removable back and the so-so camera performance don’t detract much from the experience or the value. Though, if those features are absolutely key, you’ll want to spend a little more on some of the other best cheap phones.

Moto G5 Plus release date and price

Though most will have the luxury to decide between this and the Moto G5, the plus-sized phone is the only option available to those in the US. The lack of choice is a downer, but thankfully, this phone leaves almost nothing to be desired for the cost.

In the US, it has launched at $229 for the 2GB RAM model with 32GB of internal storage. At that price, it’s slightly cheaper than the Moto G4 Plus, which offered us less for the money in the way of internal storage and a weaker Snapdragon 617 system on chip (SoC).

For $299, you can pick up the US-exclusive model that comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of flash storage.

If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you’ll snag a discount on each model: $184 and $239, respectively. The only caveats worth mentioning here is that you’ll be fed ads on the lockscreen and each phone will have some non-removable apps. However, this significant discount will certainly be worth it for some.

Depending on where you are in the world, the configurations available differ a bit.

In the Asia-Pacific region? You have two models to choose from: one with 16GB of storage/3GB RAM and one with 32GB/4GB RAM. In Latin America, there is but one model available with 32GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. To those in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East region, the only G5 Plus available has 32GB of storage with 3GB of RAM. Confusing, we know.

In the UK, you’ll be able to snag Moto G5 Plus for £249. Last, but not least, the model is available in Australia starting at AU$399.

Thankfully, any version that you pick up is compatible on both CDMA and GSM networks. On Verizon and planning a switch to AT&T, or vice versa? You’re all set with this single phone. Feel free to swap between networks on the fly, or if you’re like me, toss in a Project Fi SIM card that works with both CDMA and GSM and get the best of both worlds.

The fact that Moto can add this broad compatibility across networks in its budget iphone 6 display price lineup is impressive and frankly, all other manufacturers should be taking notes.


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Sony Xperia XZ hands on review

The Sony Xperia XZ may be the brand's fourth flagship in the last two years, but it's been a whole year since it released the Xperia Z5 to critical acclaim at IFA 2015.

In the meantime Sony has released the Xperia X, which we believed to be its latest flagship handset at the time – but it wasn't. The Xperia XZ is that phone.

Sony Xperia XZ

The Xperia Z line is now dead. Every Sony cell phone screen replacement will now be part of the Xperia X line, whether it's a budget, mid-range or high-end device, and will sit under the top-dog Xperia XZ – at least until we see the Xperia XZ 2.

It's the best of the best of Sony's mobile tech in one full package. It features all the highlights of Sony phones we've seen the past, put into a melting pot and blended to create something familiar, yet different.

If this was an iPhone, it would be an S iteration. There are small improvements to the design, camera and battery tech – but there's no big, headline feature or major difference when you compare it to the Xperia Z5.

On the iPhone 7, for example, the headline feature was the introduction of a water-resistant build – but Sony has been there and done that, waterproofing its flagships since the Xperia Z back in 2012.

Instead it's a reworking of the highlights from the last few years – and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Sony Xperia XZ price and release date

Sony's Xperia XZ is out in both the US and UK but there's no sign of a launch for Australia.

When the flagship launched it cost $699.99 (£549, about AU$939) which is similar to what the Xperia Z5 cost when that first phone came out. Now Sony has announced the newer Xperia XZs so the price of the Xperia XZ has dropped too.

In the UK you can now buy the Xperia XZ for around £499.99, while those in the US can get the phone for only $399.99 from certain retailers. The UK once saw the price drop as low as £399.99, but we now can't find the ETS from any popular retailers for that low anymore.


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iOS 11 releases on Today but without a key feature

iOS 11 releases on Tuesday, September 19, bringing a load of improvements to your iPhone and iPad.

One highly touted feature that won't make tomorrow's release, however, is Apple Pay's new peer-to-peer payment system.

Apple announced in a blog post on Monday that Apple Pay Cash, which lets users send and receive money from friends and family, will release in the fall, missing tomorrow's iOS 11 launch date lg g4 model number . This likely puts Apple Pay Cash's arrival sometime between October and December.

Apple Pay Cash is due to launch in the US; Apple hasn't said when the feature will make it to other markets yet.

An update to iOS 11 and watchOS 4 will bring Venmo-like, person-to-person payments to the iPhon, iPad and Apple Watch, Apple said. It's then users can pay back friends / get paid back via iMessages and Siri.

Also arriving in the fall is indoor maps in Apple Maps, helping users navigate through airports and shopping centers. Airports where indoor mapping will be available include Amsterdam (AMS), London Heathrow (LHR), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Philadelphia (PHL) and San Jose (SJC).

What will arrive when iOS 11 launches tomorrow? Here's a taste: augmented reality thanks to ARKit, a more natural Siri, the redesigned App Store iphone 6 wifi antenna , boosted photo features, and loads of iPad improvements.


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Pictures show you how big the iPhone X is

The most striking thing about the new iPhone X isn't the way it looks in your hand. It isn't the return of the glass back and stainless steel band. It isn't even the notch.

It's the fact that -- compared to your average iPhone today -- it's got so much more screen than any existing how much to fix iphone 6 screen , even the iPhone 8 Plus. And yet, it's barely larger than the regular iPhone.

But it's one thing to tell you that, and another thing to show you what we mean. So we asked one of our graphic designers to whip up these images (they're to scale!) to give you a better idea.


We made this size comparison to scale, so you can see just how small the iphone 6 screen replacement cost X is compared to the screen it holds.


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