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Google Pixel 4 XL vs iPhone 11 Pro Max: Which is the fastest smartphone (video)



Google Pixel 4 XL vs iPhone 11 Pro Max: Which is the fastest smartphone (video) 1

Google Pixel 4 and iPhone 11 Pro are among the most important devices on the market because they were developed by the same company that created their software. But is that enough to perform similarly?

To answer that question, Youtuber PhoneBuff has decided to put these devices side by side, running the same applications, and see which one is the fastest. Which one will win the challenge?

iPhone 11 Pro wins the challenge for over 30 seconds

By the end of the test, we found that Apple’s smartphone was able to beat Google’s competitor for 36 seconds. While Google continues to lose this battle, it is a significant improvement from the minute delay Pixel 3 registered against the iPhone XS.

For this test 16 applications were used and two rounds were performed. This is to understand how many applications can models keep open at the same time.

Unfortunately for Google Pixel 4, it clearly begins to lose ground when Adobe Rush opens. It is from this application that things get ugly for the Android smartphone, with a differential of three applications.

Not even the 2GB of RAM that the Pixel 4 XL has more than the iPhone 11 Pro Max is enough to catch up. While on the second lap Google’s smartphone can regain ground, it falls far short of the performance of the iPhone 11 Pro.

Is it fair to compare an iPhone to a Pixel?

This is a question many may ask after this test is performed. We are talking about two devices with different processors and different operating systems.

These points will suffice to argue that this kind of testing is unfair. Because iOS does a different memory management than Android. Therefore, it would be interesting if the same Youtuber performed a similar test between Pixel 4 and another competitor with the same operating system.


Vulnerability in RCS messaging could compromise your bank details




German security company SRLabs has recently discovered a serious security breach that could replace SMS. According to their findings, the RCS protocol has a vulnerability that allows your data to be intercepted.

Hackers could exploit this vulnerability locally or remotely. Among the information they can intercept, we have unique codes that are sent by message in two-factor authentication systems.

One of the applications of these unique codes is in the authorization of bank transactions. This means that in extreme cases your bank details could be compromised due to this vulnerability.


Android messaging should improve your domain verification system

As SRLabs points out, the most popular application supporting RCS technology is currently Android Messaging. According to its findings, this application does not properly verify domains.

This means that miscreants can spoof caller ID or DNS. Something that could mislead users and provide information they shouldn’t.

Coincidentally or not, Google revealed this week that it will accredit message senders in your app. The idea is for companies to register their contact numbers with Google so that they can validate them when communicating with users. A measure that will certainly reduce the impact of this vulnerability.

What is RCS and its differences from SMS

The acronym RCS stands for Rich Communication Service. Briefly, this protocol allows messages to be sent over the internet. The SMS protocol uses cellular networks to send messages.

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Vivo S5 will have a very peculiar triple rear camera, reveals official image



Vivo S5 will have a very peculiar triple rear camera, reveals official image 6

We are just a week from the official presentation of Vivo S5, the next mid-range smartphone to be launched by the brand. Now, an official image published on the Chinese social network Weibo, has confirmed several details about the design of this smartphone.

According to the picture, the Vivo S5 will come with a rear ‘quad-chamber’, centred on the rear panel with a diamond shaped module. In addition, it will come with a small punch-hole in its screen, where the front camera will be embedded.


Vivo S5 has confirmed design on the official poster

In the diamond-shaped module, three of its four cameras are integrated, and the LED flash. The fourth chamber is positioned immediately below the ‘protrusion’.

In the front panel, we can confirm that you will not have a notch on the screen by choosing a small punch-hole in the upper right corner, where your front camera will be embedded.

Although visible, their margins appear to be quite thin, ensuring an immersive user experience. In addition, an AMOLED screen is confirmed as an on-screen fingerprint reader is present.

Alleged Vivo S5 Specifications

Although not officially confirmed by the manufacturer, certification of the smartphone at TENAA agency eventually revealed the main details about its hardware.

  • 6.44 “inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Processor
  • Up to 8GB of RAM
  • Up to 256GB of internal memory
  • Four rear cameras: 48MP + 8MP (ultra wide-angle) + 5MP (depth) + 2MP (macro)
  • 32-megapixel front camera
  • 4,010mAh battery
  • Android 9 (not confirmed)

Regarding its price, there is no information yet. Still, it is expected to arrive at a competitive price, which could possibly be around € 250.

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