Surely, many are waiting for the test of the iPhone 14 Pro Max camera by DxOMark specialists, but so far the screen and sound have been tested. And in terms of the display, there is no equal to the new Apple flagship: it received the maximum 149 points and topped the corresponding rating.
Experts highly appreciated the convenience of using a smartphone on the street (brightness reaches 2000 cd / sq.m), HDR mode and the almost complete absence of “frame drops” in games or when playing videos. There are a few negatives (for example, if you look at the display at an angle, the colors are a little green, which worsens the transfer of skin tones), but they are not critical.
Thus, in the DxOMark screen ranking, Apple now dominates – all three top positions are occupied by its smartphones.
As for the sound, everything is generally good here too: experts note that the iPhone 14 Pro Max is well suited for listening to music, watching videos, and playing games. And it is quite suitable for recording concerts, shows or other loud sound sources. Of the minuses – distortion when listening to music at maximum volume and a strong penetration of background noise while recording sound in the open air, which is why voices are recorded worse.
However, in the audio rating, the iPhone 14 Pro Max took only ninth place. However, this is the best result of the Apple phone.
By the fall of 2024, the iPhone will definitely switch to USB-C. Otherwise, Apple will not be able to sell its phones in Europe.
Today, the European Parliament passed a law on the introduction of a universal charging port. According to him, from the fall of 2024, USB Type-C will become the standard port for charging smartphones, tablets, e-readers, keyboards, computer mice, GPS devices, digital cameras, headphones, headsets and in-ear headphones, portable game consoles and speakers sold in EU. Starting in 2026, USB Type-C will also become the standard laptop charging port.
The law was passed by an overwhelming majority of 602 in favor, 13 against and 8 abstentions.
“This simple solution will save thousands of tons of electronic waste every year, make it easier to reuse old electronics, [повышать] convenience for consumers, reduce unnecessary costs”, said Maltese MEP Alex Agius Saliba. He also added that he hopes that the EU decision will become an example for the rest of the world. European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager said the move to USB-C also has financial benefits: “this will save at least 250 million euros per year“.
Photos of the first unboxing of smart watches Pixel Watch hit the web. To work, you need a smartphone with Android 8.0 or later
Pixel Watch smartwatch will be presented on October 6, we have already seen commercials and renders, now it’s time for unboxing.
A Reddit user who shared pre-announcement photos of the Pixel 6 posted unboxing shots of the Pixel Watch. You can see that the watch will ship in a small box and will initially run Wear OS 3.5.
The watch itself is exactly as we saw it on all promotional materials.
The box also states that the kit includes a magnetic charger and two identical straps in different sizes. The package also says that the watch supports GPS and will work with devices with Android 8.0 or later.
According to early reports, the watch is based on the Exynos 9110 SoC, has 1.5-2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of flash memory and an OLED screen.
Which iPhone and iPad models are most satisfied with by users: iPhone SE and iPad Air4 lead in the new AnTuTu ranking
Today, the developers of the popular benchmark AnTuTu published a fresh rating of Apple mobile devices based on the degree of satisfaction of their users.
The first place was taken by the compact iPhone SE smartphone with a positive rating of almost 98%, the second place was taken by the iPad Air4 tablet, and the old iPhone 6s Plus closes the top three. All of these models received over 97% positive feedback.
The first iPhone SE is Apple’s most affordable smartphone. In addition, the iPhone SE allows people who are not used to large modern smartphones to continue using a compact device. The runner-up iPad Air 4 is the youngest device in the top three and was released on September 16, 2020. The iPhone 6s Plus was released in 2015.
Also included in the rating are the iPad Pro 2, iPhone 6s, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 7, iPad Pro 4 (12.9 inches), iPhone SE2, and iPad Pro 4 (11 inches).
It is clearly seen that the newest Apple smartphone that made it to the ranking was the iPhone 12 mini.
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