The GreenSmartphones study showed which smartphone manufacturers are the most environmentally friendly.
The source experts evaluated the companies according to a number of criteria:
- Increase/decrease in direct greenhouse gas emissions over the past year
- Carbon neutrality
- Environmental goals
- Reducing the amount of plastic in packaging
- Use of renewable energy
- Share of recycled waste
- Percentage of recycled materials
- Number of recycled devices
In the end, it turned out that Apple became the leader, followed by Google and, unexpectedly, Sony. In this case, only companies producing at least 1 million smartphones per year were taken into account.
Next in the ranking are Samsung, Vivo, Huawei, Oppo, Alcatel, Motorola, Xiaomi and OnePlus. It is not known what other companies were evaluated, but in the tables available on the Web, there are only these 11. It can be separately noted that only Apple, Vivo, Oppo, Alcatel and Motorola have reduced greenhouse gas emissions over the past year, while OnePlus has an indicator increased by more than 160%.
Apple launches self-repair program in Europe: everything you need to fix your iPhone and MacBook
Apple today announced the launch of the Self Service Repair Program in Europe.
Now, users not only in the US, but also in a number of European countries will be able to repair their Apple devices on their own.
Users in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK can now get the tools they need, purchase genuine Apple parts, and access repair guides from the Apple Repair Store.
As Apple notes, customers will be able to perform many of the most common repairs for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series, as well as laptops based on Apple’s SoC.
The program was announced last year, became available to iPhone owners in the US in the spring, and MacBooks joined in August.
World leaders in performance among Android smartphones – from flagships to low-cost according to AnTuTu
The popular AnTuTu benchmark team has updated its monthly ranking of the most productive smartphones based on the Android operating system in three categories for the international market.
As noted by AnTuTu experts, in November with the release of MediaTek Dimensity 9200 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen for smartphones MediaTek Dimensity 9200 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen, the era of ray tracing. However, this has not yet been reflected in the international ratings of AnTuTu.
Among flagships, Asus ROG Phone 6, Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro and Asus ZenFone 9 became the performance leaders in November. The latter displaced Xiaomi 12T Pro from third place to fourth. Red Magic 7, Black Shark 5 Pro, Motorola Edge 30 Pro, Vivo X80, Motorola Edge X30 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 5G round out the flagship rankings.
In the ranking of sub-flagship models, the leader has changed – Xiaomi 12T came out on top, pushing Realme GT Neo 3 to second place. And from second to fourth place, Poco X4 GT replaced Redmi K50i.
Among low-cost models, iQoo Z5 and Honor 70 and Realme GT Master are in the lead, the former leader of Nothing Phone 1 generally flew out of the Top 10.
Statistics collected from November 1 to November 30, 2022. The AnTuTu ranking uses averages, not the highest scores. For each smartphone, the results of at least 1000 tests were taken into account – models with fewer tests are not included in the rating.
“Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh, high-quality screen and 600 hours of standby time. ZTE Yuanhang 40 Pro+ smartphone introduced
According to official news from ZTE, the company introduced the new ZTE Yuanhang 40 Pro + smartphone, which immediately became available for order in a version with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash memory for $ 315.
The smartphone received an unusual design of the back panel, during the creation of which the designers were inspired by the painting “Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh.
The smartphone received a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen covering 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and peak brightness can reach 770 cd / m2. The screen is certified for maximum eye protection for users.
The ZTE Yuanhang 40 Pro+ Star Edition is equipped with a Dimensity 810 single-chip system, a 64-megapixel main camera, which is complemented by a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 5-megapixel macro camera. The front camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels, as well as 11 built-in templates for vlogging.
The mobile phone received a built-in battery with a capacity of 4510 mAh, supports 66 W fast charging. The maximum standby time measured by ZTE is about 600 hours.
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