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Reasons Why I Think The iPhone X Is An Overrated And Over Priced Piece Of Metal

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Alright a couple of days ago, Apple launched the new iPhone X alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cleverly skipping the iPhone 9.

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Like most Apple devices, the iPhone X broke the bank, costing over Β£999 (that’s basically almost N400,000 in my currency πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬)

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Me right now.. Trying to figure out how N400k can change someone’s life

I’ll be quite honest I can’t see any ground breaking feature on the iPhone X.
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Is it the Design?

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 obviously does better.

No Physical Home Button?
Yeah.. Probably because Samsung ditched theirs

Yeah they dumped the head phone jacks for Airpods?

I’m not trying to be a cheapskate but why should anyone get wireless headphones that cost $159 (N60,000). I’d rather get a quality headset (Beats By Dr Dre). And what happens if one gets missing?

It has secure Face ID that can only be wrong one in a million times?

Did you watch the iPhone X launch at the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino. Face ID couldn’t unlock the phone. I guess that was the one in a million times they meant. Apple didn’t tell us what happens if identical twins try to unlock one phone.I guess the passcode is just a secure way to bypass the whole debacle.
Samsung comes with Iris Scanning and Fingerprint Scanning.

Dual Camera Setup and Wireless Charging ?
I shouldn’t be saying this but you know they’re not the first to do this. There’s totally nothing new here.

A lot of us expected Apple to add the touch ID beneath the screen but they never did. Vivo actually beat them to that feature.

With all the smartphones available in the world, I’d say it’s really unwise for anyone waste $1,000 for stolen, exaggerated, reused and almost useless features.

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Apple has always been trying to sabotage Samsung and the entire Android OS. The iPhone X’s screen is quite inferior to that of the S8 in terms of pixel density and brightness and they had the nerve to market it as “the future of smartphones”.

Seriously “$1000” for a smartphone is daylight robbery. You can even get any affordable smartphone with similar features for less than that price.

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Apple definitely has a very strong marketing scheme that causes people to go crazy over them. I don’t know how they do it, but congrats to them but I’d rather not fork out $1000 for a new smartphone.

You’d think Apple would listen to people and fix a lot of things on their Anniversary device to mark the end of a decade since the existence of the iPhone but “No”, they’re try to take our eyes off what they’ve not done.

1.You still can’t install Apps outside the Apple Store

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2. It’s still difficult transferring files between Computers (Not Macs) and iPhones without iTunes

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3. The Accessories Are Still Expensive

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4. Users still don’t have total control of customization

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Apple makes massive profits from their devices due to the monopoly they enjoy from their O.S and its actually becoming something else.

You might think because it’s because I’m a huge fan of Android phones that’s why I’m saying their phone is overrated, well don’t judge me yet until you hear what Daniel from TechKnowNG.com has to say. :

Apple released a different type of IPhone during it’s last annual smartphone launch ceremony which was held last week Tuesday in the Steve Jobs hall, and it got a lot of people talking. 

The phone features an edge-to-edge OLED display and comes with a $999 price tag. I don’t know how the price tag will affect other Apple iPhone products but just as usual the iPhone is probably going to get a lot of sales based on surveys. The IPhone X has received a number of criticisms from smartphone users and the fact that it malfunctioned on the launch date sparked a number of hilarious criticisms on social media and we shouldn’t ignore that.

The question now is

“Is The IPhone X An Overrated Smartphone ”

Let’s take a look at some of the features

1. The edge-to-edge OLED screen

The feature that makes the IPhone X stand out is it’s edge-to-edge OLED screen display. Apple was quite excited about the edge-to-edge OLED display during it’s launch, but this feature has obviously been on Android phones for quite a while. It’s been available on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Xiaomi Mi Mix and a couple of other Android devices so there’s no reasonable way I’m spending a thousand dollars on a feature I can get for less on other devices.

2. Facial Recognition Software

This is like the most annoying part of the IPhone X, the facial recognition system. I’m okay with the fact Apple tried to come up with something new but the question now is will the IPhone X facial recognition system be able to recognize ladies when they’re on makeups, fixed eyelashes or users in general when they have an injury anywhere on their face. Probably not, so you will be left with a device that only recognize you when you have a straight face, I’d advice you not to buy something like that.

3. The iPhone X is expensive. very expensive

One of the noticeable aspects of the iPhone X perhaps more noticeable than its display is its price tag. Apple has set the starting cost for its flagship product at $1,000 If you include taxes and the 256GB storage configuration. The device is even more expensive outside the US β€” customers in Italy, Russia, and Poland, for instance, will all have to pay around $1,600 for a 256GB version of the iPhone X

Generally, I feel the IPhone X is an overrated phone, it shouldn’t be this expensive because all the features that Apple has claimed is new are not new, they all have been on Android phones, I mean affordable ones. But the IPhone X comes with an 🍎 apple logo at the back of it so I expect the logo alone to be worth more than $400.

That’s what Daniel thinks but what do you think about the iPhone X.Overrated, Overpriced, Over Hyped.. I’d love to know your thoughts on this. Drop your opinion in the comments.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 specs leaked online with alleged Galaxy S20 camera setup

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As it’s always the case with every new smartphone release; there’s always this excitement with every sneak peak at the details before launch.

We saw that with the Galaxy S20 lineup and looks like the doers have again gone blockbuster with the Samsung Galaxy S20 and several details you might want to know.

While speculations regarding the launch timeline of the phone had been happening, this for the first time that alleged renders of Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone have been reported.

And who says it doesn’t look pretty much like the S20??!!

The renders come from Pigtou who claims that these renders are based on drawings obtained by the outlet’s sources and not conceptual.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 leaked specs.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 rendered spec and features

The expected flagship unsurprisingly looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with major exception being the boxier appearance and the square corners which is the case with all Note series.

The devices dimensions are 161.8 x 75.3 x 8.5mm, which is roughly the same size as the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ or if you want to be more precise, a little more than half a millimitre thicker. The dimensions of the camera module are even reported as well: 38.1mm by 21.9mm.

The Galaxy Note20 and Note20+ are expected to arrive with the same storage allocations as the Galaxy S20 lineup, running either the Snapdragon 865 or the Exynos 990.

The Galaxy Note20 and Note20+ have previously been rumored to come with 4000 mAh and 4500 mAh batteries, respectively.

What better time to make all our wishes come true…

A larger Samsung Galaxy Note20+ much bigger than the Galaxy S20 is expected as well, which will be quite interesting right.

We always love it bigger…

With the dimensions mentioned above (of the Note20), the report suggests it might be 6.7-inches diagonally, and the renders show the display is totally flat. We enjoy the idea that a Note device will no longer have curved edges. It’ll make it easier to use the S-Pen with

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 specifications

The S Pen location has also changed from the right to the left, which is likely what Samsung needed to do to get all the physical buttons over to the right side. The SIM tray is at the top of the device.

The power button also makes its return to the right hand side of the smartphone after an unsuccessful trial on the left with the Galaxy Note 10+.

Other minor tweaks are always what we have come to expect from flagship smartphone upgrades.

Just Ask Apple and their iPhones users…

When is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 launch event

The Galaxy S and Note series have always been an integral part of the Hong Kong based smartphone producer, in fact they are the only Samsung products that do get a official physical launch.

These devices have seen launch venues from New York, London and even Seoul.

However, the situation is beyond the control of the company as COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to stay indoors as much as possible.

Though nothing confirmed yet, the Samsung Galaxy Note20 is expected sometime in August during Samsung’s bi-annual Unpacked event. Only this time, we can expect an only-Virtual launch event.

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Samsung unveils the Galaxy A21s – Full specifications, features & price in Nigeria

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Samsung Electronics yesterday launched the Galaxy A21s smartphone which has seen quite a few leaks confirmed already leading to launch.

The Quad camera setup, 5000mAh and Samsung Infinity O-display are only few major takeaway from the new device

The Samsung Galaxy A-series smartphone range is the company’s plan to gain foothold in the mid-range mobile market while remaining competitive at the top tier of flagship smartphone production.

As usual, the A21s didn’t really disappoint in it’s entirety…

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Samsung Galaxy A21s Features

The Samsung Galaxy A21s features a 6.5-inch HD+ (720X1600 pixels) Infinity-O Display with 20:9 aspect ratio.

It runs Samsung’s One UI on top of Android 10. The phone is powered by an octa-core (two quad cores clocked at 2.0GHz each) processor paired with fair 3GB of RAM.

The Galaxy A21s offers ample storage with 32GB inbuilt storage though just a single option for now, it is expandable using a microSD card up to 512GB.

In the camera department, the Samsung Galaxy A21s comes with quad camera setup at the back.

The cameras include a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, a 2-megapixelf/2.4 depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro lens with f/2.4 aperture. For selfies, it has a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture. It also comes with an LED flash.

The phone packs a mammoth 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support which is just about fair in it’s entirety too.

It comes with a rear fingerprint sensor and facial recognition technology. The dimensions of the phone are 75.3 x 163.6 x 8.9mm.

Samsung Galaxy A21s Price & Availability in Nigeria

Samsung Galaxy A21s price and availability in NigeriaSamsung Galaxy A21s will go on sale in the UK starting June 19. Price of the phone starts at GBP 179 (roughly N81,000).

The availability of the phone in Nigeria is unknown so far though with the availability of so many of their other mid-range devices in the Nigeria market, there’s no cause for alarm.

The colour options for the phone include Black, White, Red and Blue.

Samsung Galaxy A21s Quick Specifications

  • Display: 6.5-inch
  • Resolution: 720X1600 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Network Support: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • RAM: 3G
  • Internal Storage: 32GB
  • OS: Android 10

Camera

  • Rear: Quad 48-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8MP (ultra-wide, f/2.2) + 2MP (depth, f/2.4)+ 2MP (macro, f/2.4)
  • Front: Single 13-megapixel f/2.2 (LED flash)
  • Features: Picture, video, panorama, HDR

Battery

  • Type: Non-removable
  • Capacity: 5000mAh
  • Fast charging: Yes, 15W

Sensors

  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes, rear mounted
  • Facial recognition tech

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