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Report: Bigger phones use more of your time

Report: Bigger phones use more of your time

The larger the phone, the more screen time a user tends to clock. That's what a study published this week suggests. The study comes from the folks at AppOptix and consists of data from 4,000 users surveyed over the entirety of the year 2017. There, they've shown that phones with displays less then 4.6-inches use their devices FAR less than those with displays 5.5-inches or larger. Your big fat phone is making you a phone zombie!

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5.85-inch OLED iPhone will be cheaper to make then iPhone X

5.85-inch OLED iPhone will be cheaper to make then iPhone X

Depending on who you ask, the iPhone X is either Apple’s biggest success or a retail flop. Its reported cut in OLED display orders from Samsung may point to the latter. Because of that, some may have presumed that Apple is done with flirting with OLED screens and that the iPhone X may have been a one-time thing. On the contrary, analysts are now reporting that there will be two OLED iPhones this year and one of them, a 5.85-inch model, might, in fact, be the cheapest iPhone this year.

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Bezel vs Notch: which is the lesser evil?

Bezel vs Notch: which is the lesser evil?

There’s not stopping the notch. Not unless Apple, who can be credited/blamed for it, does as rumored. Even Google seems to be making provisions for a future where the notch will be more than just a thing. Discussing the notch, however, is impossible without discussing the problem it’s supposed to solve: bezels. But are bezels really the bane of smartphone existence that OEMs seem to paint them to be? Or are we becoming too obsessed with pushing them out that we have resorted to tricks like notches?

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Future iPhones may ditch the notch

Future iPhones may ditch the notch

The notch on the iPhone X is a design feature that has garnered a lot of attention. Since the iPhone X's introduction, the notch has divided the Apple faithful, and now that MWC 2018 is in the books, its clear that it's inspiring competitors. Yet, at a time where the notch seems to be getting as much attention as it ever has, a new rumor claims that Apple is looking to move away from it.

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LG G7 Neo might be the best iPhone X clone you can get

LG G7 Neo might be the best iPhone X clone you can get

The notch is in. Samsung may continue to deny its existence and pull but almost every other manufacturer has thrown in the towel and have drunk the fruit juice. Huawei is doing it, unsurprisingly. ASUS is even proud it has one-upped the fruit company. And now it is becoming more likely that LG will succumb to the notch fever as well. A render based on everything we’ve heard so far about the LG “Judy” or G7 Neo is pointing to what people have both hoped for and dread at the same time: an iPhone X look-alike.

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Apple headphones would confirm Beats aren’t enough for everyone

Apple headphones would confirm Beats aren’t enough for everyone

A new pair of Apple wireless headphones were tipped this weekend, likely coming to the company's lineup at their next big event. As the company's wireless earbuds seem to have sold extraordinarily well since launch, there's a question of branding in the mix. Why did Apple buy Beats Electronics if not for their audio superiority?

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Fingerprint sensors on phones: we still need them

Fingerprint sensors on phones: we still need them

Thanks to sticking to a more conservative iteration, the Galaxy S9 barely dodged being compared to its biggest rival. Yes, there's the AR Emoji vs. Animoji debate, that was pretty much the highest-profile one. There is, however, one that somewhat flew under the radar. Samsung's new Intelligent Scan biometric authentication combines iris and face recognition that is a not so subtle attempt at trying to outdo Apple's Face ID. This new-old feature is just one part of a movement that's slowly gaining traction to remove the fingerprint scanner from phones completely. A trend where the cure may be just as bad as the cure.

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Android notch: iPhone X look-alikes you can buy

Android notch: iPhone X look-alikes you can buy

Apple has always been regarded as a trendsetter, whether or not the trends have made sense or not. No matter how much some critics bash it, Apple’s trends, especially around design, often get copied by others. “Others” here being Android phones. Nowhere is that perhaps truer than the divisive notch on the iPhone X. Many of Apple’s own fans have lambasted it but, if MWC and certain leaks are to be considered, it’s pretty much the next big trend alongside bezel-less screens. So if you’re in the market for a notched Android phone and don’t mind being compared a lot with the iPhone X, here are some of the top choices, from those already in the market to those still coming soon.

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A 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus could fix Apple’s iPad headache

A 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus could fix Apple’s iPad headache

For a long time, Apple obstinately stuck to one of the smallest touchscreens in the smartphone industry. At a time when Android rivals were embracing phablets, the 4-inch display on the iPhone 5s was an odd point of pride for Apple and its users: their message, that iOS was so well designed, that it didn't require a vast screen in order to be functional.

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ShiftCam 2.0 and ProLens: truly mobile iPhone pro photography

ShiftCam 2.0 and ProLens: truly mobile iPhone pro photography

Lens clips for iPhones and others smartphones are nothing new. They offered interchangeable lenses, a feature that still escapes even the most advanced smartphone camera. They all, however, have the same design disadvantage. You have to attach the lenses every time you use them and detach them when done. Not only do you run the risk of losing those lenses, that’s also precious seconds lost trying to set it all up. Last year, startup Shiftcam introduced a case and lens system that resolved all those. Now they’re back with ShiftCam 2.0, a more refined and more powerful version that won’t make it look like you have an armored phone in your pocket.

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iPhone X Plus leak tips dual-SIM and gold options

iPhone X Plus leak tips dual-SIM and gold options

Apple's 2018 iPhone X line-up is set to include a gold finish and possibly even dual-SIM support, answering the prayers of frequent travelers. The company is expected to reveal three new iOS handsets in fall 2018, sticking resolutely to the strategy - and design language - of the current iPhone X.

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Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: Has Samsung done enough?

Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: Has Samsung done enough?

The iOS versus Android battle is really a different question: are you iPhone, or are you Samsung Galaxy? Right now, with the covers finally lifted off the Galaxy S9 and S9+, that question is, more specifically, whether either of Samsung's newly-debuted smartphones are sufficiently appealing to drag your attention away from the iPhone X.

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