[-] [email protected] 5 points 6 days ago

Yeah it's actually infuriating to read some of these threads. Some of the small phone users expect Oppo Find X7 Ultra cameras with a 5000 mAh battery and headphone jack in an iPhone 5S form factor and the only argument they make is the phone can be thicker. Thickness is only one dimension, all these components need space in other dimensions too.

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

Is there a noticeable difference between the Titanium on the Ultra and the aluminium on the other models? I'm guessing it's the colours on the Ultra that stand out more.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

GSMarena is saying South Korea gets the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 variant. If that's true, it's a safe indicator the Exynos is dogshit. Wouldn't be surprised if performance/watt is worse than the 865 since no Samsung fabbed SoC has beaten that one yet.

Edit: seems like South Korea are getting Exynos for the S24 and S24+. Looks like GSMarena are wrong. Hope it isn't a shit show like the 990 and 2200 but I don't expect much.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

Not sure if all manufacturers do this, there are also instances where the user might set up the SD card as adoptable storage which would make it hard to differentiate between internal storage and the SD card.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

Well yeah NAND has a certain amount of read/write cycles but it's always going to be an issue with SD cards because they're using the cheapest form of NAND. As a result of that they're not going to get some of the complex safety mechanisms that are built into internal NAND. So I think we'll have to disagree here.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

I doubt they'll do it since it's not on the regular Pixel 8. I think that's a feature they'll keep for the higher end. Pixel Xa series already has a faster processor and better cameras compared to their competition in North America, Australia and Western Europe.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

From my experience it's been the opposite, the phones have survived but the SD cards have died twice. Haven't cared about it since then.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago

More telephoto cameras on midrange phones. It seems like they're returning on some Chinese flagship killers. Would be great if Samsung and Google followed suit. Would be especially nice if we got periscope lenses.

I'd like to see LTPO on more phones, seems like it's limited only to the highest end flagship now. Would be nice to save battery when the screen is not being touched.

Something I don't like on a lot of Chinese midrangers - those rubbish 1/4" 8 MP ultrawides, don't think it would cost much more to have a 12 MP ultrawide and the difference in quality would be big enough to justify using it. Samsung do it on the A2x and A3x too.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Counter argument: I get frustrated when people complain about the lack of SD card and headphone jack on every phone that doesn't have those. I get it some people really want those features but do they really expect manufacturers to add them after they've gone? Sony's the only manufacturer that changed course and they only did it because they're a niche brand with an audience that appreciates those features.

I feel it's foolish to expect someone like Google to suddenly change their mind because someone on the internet said they wouldn't buy their phones without those features. They've not had expendable storage on any Nexus or Pixel phone except for the Nexus One and the jack has been gone since the Pixel 2. I know the A series had it longer but it's been two generations since it's disappeared from there as well.

For whatever it's worth, I would like to have the headphone jack personally but it's not a dealbreaker if it's not there. Don't care about the SD card and wouldn't use it anyways since it's extremely slow compared to internal storage and I've had a bad experience when I've used it on previous phones when it got corrupted and I lost a significant amount of pictures. Didn't use it for apps because I knew it would result in slower load times so was really disappointed when it got corrupted. I'm not the only one who thinks this way, app developers hate the SD card too. Linus Sebastian also said that someone in the industry said it has gone away because of performance concerns.

Note: this isn't aimed at you, it's just a rant against the "no SD card, no 3.5 mm, no buy" crowd that always posts those comments whenever some phone doesn't have it.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

Every manufacturer is now using computational photography and both phones use a different ISP. You're probably going to end up with two slightly different images even if you use the same SoC on an identical phone as they may end up using a slightly different condition in auto mode.

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As expected the Snapdragon has better battery life. It lasts 13.2% longer than the Exynos in their battery test (9:45h vs 8:28h) with the biggest differences being in calls over an LTE network (34:15h vs 28:26h) and video playback scores (11:27h vs 9:16h). The Snapdragon version is superior in their web browsing and gaming sections too.

There's surprisingly not much of a difference in performance with the Exynos version getting slightly better Geekbench scores. It's also a smidge better in the GPU stability test. However the Snapdragon version pulls ahead in the GPU tests and throttles slightly less in the CPU stability test.

With regards to the camera, it seems like the Snapdragon version produces sharper images.

With Samsung dual sourcing SoCs next year it's clear there are going to be significant differences since different foundries are going to fab both chips for that generation. The difference in battery life should be even bigger with the S24 as the Snapdragon version will be fabbed by TSMC who's process is superior to the 4nm LPP+ that will be used for the Exynos 2400. There's also history of the Exynos version performing poorly at launch.

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Vivo X100 Pro review (www.gsmarena.com)
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Pros

  • Standout design.
  • Thoroughly excellent display.
  • Better-than-most battery life, speedy charging.
  • Super-powerful chipset, surprisingly good stability.
  • Superb camera system, particularly great telephoto for both far and near subjects.

Cons

  • Slippery as can be (in the reviewed colorway).
  • Ultrawide camera not all that wide.
  • Uninspiring selfie camera, 1080p video only.
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He's pit 20 models this year divided into the same three categories as last year (standard or daylight shot, low-light and portrait). I got the OnePlus Open, Pixel Fold and 7a for the standard test, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel Fold, Pixel 7a for the low-light test and Oppo Find X6 Pro, iPhone 15 and Galaxy S23 for portrait shots. Wish he'd also include an ultrawide and zoom category but I can understand why he's not doing zoom because different phones would win at different zoom levels as some phones have a 2x lens while others have a 3, 3.5x, 4x, 5x or 10x lens.

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The article says it's similar to the OnePlus 12 but there are some pretty significant changes. The display is lower resolution at 1264p and the ultrawide is inferior (it's an 8 MP 1/4" sensor) but the telephoto is better as it's using the IMX 890 (50 MP, 1/1.56", 1 micron pixel size) instead of the OV64B (64MP, 1/2", 0.7 micron pixel size). Seems to be the biggest flagship killer in China as it undercuts every Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 phone as it starts at ¥3298 ($462) for the 12/256 GB variant.

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The primary camera has been upgraded on the K70 and K70 Pro, they now have the Light Hunter 800 (a 50 MP 1/1.55" sensor). Both get metal frames and brighter displays but neither are LTPO. The K70 Pro also gets a 50 MP 2x telephoto and a 12 MP ultrawide while the K70 sticks to the rubbish 8 MP ultrawide+2 MP macro combo they love using. The K70 and K70 Pro start at ¥2499 ($353) and ¥3299($465) for the 12/256 GB version.

They also announced the K70E with a Dimensity 8300 and 1220p display(the K70 and K70 Pro are 1440p) which starts at ¥1999 for the 12/256 version ($282). Leaks suggest this model will be available as the X6 Pro internationally.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 6 months ago

It's 2mm shorter than the 5 IV.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

I wouldn't say so. Not having the 8 Gen 1 is a massive positive in itself and the 8 Gen 2 is actually a good chip. They've also upgraded the primary sensor to match the 1 V. Lack of telephoto is a downer but they have made it a little shorter to compensate and they've managed to cram the same 5000 mAh battery as last year.

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