iPhone SE has already established itself as a deal-breaker even before its official launch with its $399 price tag. It's not the most expensive smartphone, but it has the potential to compete with a few priciest phones in the market. On a call with thestreet.com last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that this year's iPhone SE, an updated version of the iPhone SE released in 2016, has had an outstanding reception so far - from two constituencies in particular.
"I have seen a strong customer response to iPhone SE, which is our most affordable iPhone. But it appears that those customers are primarily coming from wanting a smaller form factor with the latest technology or coming over from Android," Cook said. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote recently that early iPhone SE sales were "better than expected," while also cautioning that overall iPhone sales are likely to drop 20% to 25% in the current quarter. Loup Ventures' Gene Munster also raised his sales outlook for the iPhone SE in late April, forecasting that the new model will account for about 20% of all iPhone sales over the next 12 months, equivalent to 30 million units.
iPhone SE has a retina HD display, with a 4.7-inch LCD multi-touch display and IPS technology. It has a 1330x750 pixel resolution at 326 PPI. The phone is available in white, black colors with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage capacity options. The device is powered by an A13 bionic chip that is the third-generation neural engine. The camera is a 12MP wide lens and can be zoomed by 5x digitally.
Apple iPhone XR was labeled as Apple's most affordable phone when it was launched back in the year 2018. It was also the best-selling smartphone of the year as well. A recent survey by Ting, which asked 3,000 people about their last smartphone upgrade, found that 22% switched to iPhone from Android, whereas only 6% made the reverse switch. Price -- not necessarily features -- is the primary motivating factor for many consumers.
Despite Trump Administration Ban on Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Huawei, it is successfully making the waves in the industry with its breath-taking smartphones. The Huawei P30 Pro is no exception. It has an amazingly sleek design, an incredible quad-camera setup with 10x hybrid zoom and a huge battery that promises a day-long survival even with moderate use.
Apple\'s design is fairly familiar and under some criticism due to camera setup at the rear side. So which is better? Apple iPhone 11 Pro or P30 Pro. Apple didn\'t create any drastic changes in the design of the smartphone and yes the camera module is much wider. The whole back is a single sheet of glass instead of having a metal camera module sticking out of it.
The iPhone comes with distinctive colors but overall it has an immersive screen, with minimal builds and looks and feels premium which justifies its cost to some extent as well. The P30Pro has the more visual appearance but has a much larger bottom notch as compared to the iPhone. Apple went for a 6.5-inch display for 11 Pro max whereas the Huawei has a 6.47-inch display. The P30 Pro has an FHD+ OLED screen with 1080 resolution whereas the iPhone 11 Pro has a super retina XDR OLED screen with a bit higher resolution at 2436 x 1125.
The Huawei\'s P30 Pro has a 10x hybrid zoom camera and gives amazing results as compared to other smartphone cameras with digital zoom. It has 40MP wide-angle, 20MP ultra-wide, 8MP zoom, and time-of-flight sensors. Meanwhile, Apple made a trio of 12MP back cameras with enhancements to smart HDR processing and excellent night mode. the P30 Pro is fast in everyday usage but the iPhone 11 Pro has the extra raw power of A12\'s fusion chip.
Changing Power buttons are a reflection of design trends in modern technology. When smartphones first came almost a decade ago, nearly every phone had a power button the top of the device. As screen sizes become bigger, and that top edge went higher and higher in the position beyond the reach of a normal user's hand, the power button re-positioned to the side of the device. When screens grew larger and home buttons went extinct, the power button got built-in fingerprint sensors. And Apple is no different: the iPhone power button experiences the same trends.
So when Apple completely removed the home button, it made two significant changes about the power button, too. First, the power button on the iPhone X is twice as big as its predecessor, so it's always easy to press it. And it now activates Siri when held down, instead of offering the shutdown prompt (the other main function of the iPhone home button). Both of these shifts make sense and was approved by users with open heart. iPhones were getting bigger, and making the button easier to press is a natural extension of that. And as the last major button left on the phone, having the power button trigger Siri was essentially the only option.
It was a difficult-to-adjust change at first, but the difference is a positive one, I think. I use Siri for simple things like setting alarms and adding reminders to return Amazon packages far more than I did to turn off my phone. And putting that function in the power button - which I nearly always have a thumb on when holding my phone, even more so than the home button - makes it even more accessible. Plus, the bigger button is just more enjoyable to press, especially on brand-new devices when the click is still nice and crisp.
Apple introduced iPhone 11 last week as the successor to the iPhone XR. With the iPhone XR prices going down. The iPhone XR was introduced last year alongside the iPhone XS and XS max. Essentially, it was a phone with X-style bezel-less design with an affordable price. The iPhone XR features an LCD Liquid Retina display with a 1792×828 resolution at 326 pixels-per-inch. One thing to note is that due to the LCD display used here instead of OLED, the bezels on the iPhone XR are slightly larger than those on the iPhone XS and iPhone 11 Pro.
The iPhone 11 looks very similar to the iPhone XR - displaying a 6.1-inch display with a glass and aluminum cover. On the rear side you will notice an ugly camera bump, which people feel hard to adjust. The iPhone 11 comes with IPV8 water-resistance rating which means it can withstand a maximum depth of 2-meters up to 30-minutes. The display is similar to what was in iPhone XR. The iPhone 11 offers 2x optical zoom out, unlike the iPhone XR. Both phones have a faceID although iPhone 11 claims to have the faster one.
The iPhone XR is best for people who want the iPhone X-style design, but is more affordable. But you will get a comparatively slow processor as the latest phone comes with the more powerful A1 bionic processor and new colors. If you care about the photography, optical zoom, and night mode, it could be worth the upgrade - especially with the price difference being $100 instead. The iPhone 11 comes with 256GB of storage. So basically these are very much similar phones except for processing power and optical zoom. The front camera is 12MP with 4K video and slow motion feature whereas the iPhone XR doesn't have these features.
Boring, ugly, Sexy, or powerful. These all different words can describe the iPhone 11 righ tnow. The iPhone 11 is finally here and three weird looking cameras are official now. There has been some significant changes introduced in the software. You can hate these new features or love these but you can't ignore these.
So let's discuss some of the best features.
The camera - If we just ignore the way cameras look in the iPhone 11 Pro, the hardware and software updates it bring here are potentially better than anyone. The speed is great. There is an ultra-wide-angle lens at the rear camera side, while still offering the 2x optical zoom for the close-ups. A few other phone manufacturers are already making phones with three or even four cameras. At last, iPhone users won't feel like another phone could capture more.
There is a night mode too. Google has recently showed with its night mode that what could be done. Apple's version compile series of images taken with varying exposures, optimizes the final product for reduced motion and blur. There is also another software trick called deep fusion which uses neural processing unit to squeeze out exquisite detail and coloring in low-light photos.
Apple comes up with a term slofie - that is a short form of a selfie being taken in the slow motion mode. Apple integrated the slow motion photo capturing technology in the front camera. The battery got bigger - with only 11-gram increase you get almost 4 hour more than the iPhone XS. Finally there is a fast-charging.
For the worst feature - the number one position goes to the ugly looking camera clusters. Define tryphophobia is the sixth highest search term in Google at the time iPhone 11 was launched. The thicker bezels are still there when every manufacturer is increasing its screen to body ratio, for some reasons Apple decided to stick with the two year old design.