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A Battle of Giants: Comparing The iPhone 7 Plus And Galaxy S8

A Battle of Giants: Comparing The iPhone 7 Plus And Galaxy S8

Samsung and Apple remain in close competition year after year. They each release new phones according to a predictable schedule. With each new release, we often see new features, design trends, and tools built into the phones. Whether you’re a fan of the iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy, there’s no denying that this competition has fueled some of the greatest innovations in the history of mobile phones.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7 Plus are currently the two giants in the smartphone market. The S8 is slightly newer than the 7 Plus, but both are still at the cutting edge of mobile technology. It’s impossible to say that one is truly better than the other in all aspects. Each of these phones has different benefits and flaws that it brings to the table. Following is a closer look at each phone and what it has to offer.

Samsung Makes Up For The Note 7

Most Samsung fans are aware of the Note 7 debacle. Even more so if they were unfortunate enough to purchase one of these phones. What first appeared to be a stunning and capable phone, the Note 7 soon became a safety hazard. Samsung initiated a recall of the device after reports of the battery overheating and starting fires.

There was an attempt to remedy the problem with batteries from a new source, but the problem continued. Finally, Samsung was forced to recall and discontinue production of the Note 7 worldwide during October of 2016. It was an unfortunate incident, but it did lead to some positive changes at Samsung. Changes that benefited the production of the Galaxy S8.

For example, batteries now go through an extensive 8 step inspection phase. This has led to increased battery life as well as energy utilization. They are determined to prevent the incident from repeating itself.

Samsung did all they could to make the S8 stand out so that they would be forgiven for the previous Note 7. This resulted in a phone with incredible performance capabilities, wireless charging features, and high levels of water resistance. It may very well be enough to help fans forget about the past.

The Galaxy S8 Introduces The Infinity Display

In terms of appearance, the Galaxy S8 has set the bar incredibly high. As you might expect from this new generation of smartphones, it looks sophisticated, sleek, and incredibly modern. The most noticeable design feature is the screen itself.

Samsung wanted to find a way a way to increase the size of the screen without increasing the overall size of the phone. What they ended up with is known as the “infinity display.” The infinity screen attempts to utilize as much as the front of the phone as possible for screen space. There are no buttons and very little bezel. The edges of the screen even curve back slightly on the edge of the phone.

It was an innovative design choice and one that paid off. The phone is around 1 centimeter shorter than the iPhone 7 Plus, yet the screen is a full third of an inch larger. They managed to successfully capitalize on space to increase screen size without enlarging the phone. It’s highly likely we will see this design trend continue in the future.

Who Is The S8 Meant For?

Every phone has an ideal audience, even if it wasn’t intended to be that way. The features of the S8 will attract those who want the best looking phone in the market. If you are the type who likes to pull out the latest phone and show it to your friends, then you will love this new Galaxy device.

The fast speed and performance also make it ideal for people who do a lot with their phone. For example, if you’re running a variety of apps for work while keeping up with stocks and checking your Facebook, then you’ll love the speed this device offers.

The people at Samsung claim the device is perfect for those who love mobile gaming and watching videos. Unfortunately, this may not be the case. The curved screen looks great, but it can cause some slight interference with your gaming experience. It’s nothing to worry about if you’re a casual gamer, but if you’re the competitive type who likes climbing leaderboards, then the S8 may slow you down.

Overall, the S8 is a great phone. Most critics claim that it’s the best phone of 2017. But what about the iPhone 7 Plus? Technically it was released in 2016, but it’s still one of the best phones available in 2017. Let’s consider some of its features.

The 7 Plus Improves A Great Phone.

While the iPhone 7 Plus didn’t make any revolutionary design changes like the infinity display, it did manage to improve on an already great phone. If you have used and liked the iPhone 7, then you’re going to like the 7 Plus even more. It’s just that simple.

One of the first things you notice about this phone is its size. There’s a reason that it is often referred to as a “phablet.” It’s big, and it has a large screen. It’s not a phone you can comfortably operate with one hand. However, that’s not necessarily a flaw. The iPhone has a way of owning its size and making it look good.

There were a few small design changes in comparison to the iPhone 7 model. The bump for the camera is slightly larger, the antenna bands curve, and it comes in new colors not available for the older model. You’ll also need to get used to no longer having the 3.5mm headphone jack. This is a change you can expect with all iPhones in the future.

The Two Biggest Changes

There are two significant changes Apple has made with the 7 Plus. The first change is that they’ve completely removed the traditional “click down” home button. The button was replaced with a more modern capacitive button. This is a design trend we are seeing in more and more phones, so it only makes sense that Apple finally decided to take the plunge.

The new button works the same way as a touchscreen button would work. Apple utilizes internal rumble feedback to make it feel as though you’ve pressed a physical button.

Overall, this seems like a small change, but it makes a significant difference. Apple has had some problems with the button in the past. It was possible for debris to work its way in there and interfere with the mechanical button. That’s no longer a problem.

The other significant change is the improvement in its water resistance. The new 7 plus has a water resistance rating of IP67. IP67 means that the phone is completely protected from dust and that it can withstand submersion in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has a water resistance of IP68.

Who Is The iPhone 7 Plus For?

The 7 Plus isn’t heavily targeted at a single group of people. It is great for gaming, for streaming video, and for working. If you are already a fan of the Apple line of smartphones and tablets, then you’ll undoubtedly love this new edition.

However, if you already have the iPhone 7, don’t feel obligated to spend all of your money upgrading to this new model. There are a few great changes, but not necessarily enough to warrant the cost of upgrading. On the other hand, if you’re using an iPhone 6 or older model, then this is the perfect time for an upgrade.

Choosing Your Phone

If you’re interested in owning one of the latest and greatest phones on the market, then you’ll find yourself choosing between the two options covered above. Both of these phones are fast, they look great, they have large screens, and come with a hefty price tag.

Those of you interested purely in aesthetics will likely prefer the Galaxy S8. Those who are more interested in HD gaming and video streaming will prefer the iPhone 7 Plus. These are the two areas where the devices really show their strengths. To see how either of these phones work in person, visit us for all of your Samsung Melbourne and iPhone needs.

 

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Repairing the iOS5 Bug on iPhone 4’s (Text Message Error)

Repairing the iOS5 Bug on iPhone 4’s (Text Message Error)

When you are dealing with new updates on old devices, a lot of things can get lost in translation. It’s not uncommon to end up with an issue that makes it difficult for you to get your device to work the way that it needs to. One issue that a lot of people had when the iPhone 4 upgraded its operating system to the iOS5 was that they couldn’t get text messages like they expected to. If this has happened to your device, how are you supposed to correct it?

It’s important to understand how updating the iOS can actually end up making this sort of mistake in the first place. In short, the iOS is going to rearrange how the data in your phone is stored and it’s going to make upgrades that are based on what the engineers have determined is the best way to make the update work. The latest updates are going to be optimized to the most recent devices, so if you have an older device, it could end up doing some strange things that make it difficult for you to get it to work the way you want it to.

How Do I Correct The Issue(s) at Hand?

The first thing that you need to do is check out your mailbox. Because the iOS actually takes away a little of your space, so your text message inbox may be fuller than you expected it to be after the update. Look around in your inbox and take a little bit of time to find what you may not need anymore. Then, you can have someone send you a text to see if that has fixed the problem. Most of the time, this is the only solution that you need and you’ll be able to start getting texts again.

If this doesn’t work, then you likely have another issue on your hands. Make sure that you have everything enabled with your inbox and that you don’t have any issues with your bill. Look around to see if your data is turned on and be positive that you’re actually getting texts sent to you. Then, if none of that seems to work, you may have something internal going on. This will need a little more research and you may have to send it in for repairs in order to make sure that you can get it all back in order as it should be.

The best way to get things fixed with your texting is to go through our page. Check out everything that we have to offer at https://www.telcoworld.com.au/mobile-phones/repairs so that you can see what repair services that we can offer. We will get into your phone and try to find everything that you need to get fixed so that you don’t have any additional problems with the process. We service a number of different types of devices and can make sure that you get the full benefits of whatever service plan that you may currently have on your device.

 

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Unlocking an iPhone without an Apple ID or Password

Unlocking an iPhone without an Apple ID or Password

There are a number of instances where you may be trying to get into an Apple device without knowing any of the information that you may need in order to do so. For example, if you have a family member or friend that is ill and you need to get in their phone for information, or if you have gotten hacked and all of the information for your Apple account was changed for whatever reason, you may need to get around that failsafe.

What are you supposed to do at that point? Here are some tips that you can use in order to unlock your iPhone without any of the Apple ID or password information that you would otherwise need.

  • Siri is always a great way to try and get around the issue at hand. You may be able to talk to her using her commands in order to get around the lock feature. Sometimes this works, but sometimes it will not. Try this before you do any of the other suggestions that we have for you here.
  • There are a number of websites out there that can help you to get past the Apple ID and password requirements that a locked phone usually has. Make sure that you do your research on the websites in question before you try them out so that you can make sure that they are reputable and that you aren’t going to end up with issues with any of your electronic devices. These basically help you to skip that step of unlocking the phone.
  • Hard resetting the phone is another way that you can get into the device without actually knowing the information related to the Apple ID. While this may not be appealing if you have a myriad of information on it, the option is there if you need it. This is also a good thing to know about if there is a software malfunction or someone else has given you the phone without wiping it. The way that you hard reset it is going to depend on the generation of iPhone that you have, so refer to the owner’s manual in order to get that information.

No matter which method that you use to unlock the iPhone, you want to make sure that reset all of the Apple ID information that is related to it once you get back in. This can save you a lot of hassle later on and prevent you from having to go through the processes above once again.

Are you still having issues with your iPhone? If you need the touch of a professional to figure out what steps you should take next, you can take a look at all of the service that we offer at https://www.telcoworld.com.au/mobile-phones/repairs/. We can help you to figure out what the problem may be so that you can get back into your phone and start using it again.

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Resetting an iPhone with a Broken Home Button

Resetting an iPhone with a Broken Home Button

Technology is never perfect. Because of that, we have to make sure that we are doing everything that we can to take care of our mobile devices so that they don’t break or fall apart. While the quality of iPhones and other similar devices have gotten better as time goes on, there are a variety of things that can still go awry if we aren’t careful. For example, what are you supposed to do if you have a broken home button on your iPhone, and you can’t get to https://www.telcoworld.com.au/mobile-phones/repairs/ right away? What options do you have?

Thankfully, the creators of the iPhone thought about this when they came out with their newest models. Voice commands are easier to access than ever before so, instead of having to fumble through and hope that things are going to work, you can actually go ahead and get Siri to take care of it for you. Her voice commands are still able to be accessed if you know what channels to take in order to make it happen.

If you already have her set so she works when you’re hands-free, you’re pretty much ready to take care of everything. You want to use the “Hey Siri” voice command and then go through to your settings so that you can reset your phone as you would have if the home button had been working.

What are you supposed to do if you don’t have the hands free options enabled for Siri when the home button breaks? There’s another option as well. If you have an Apple approved headset, you will find that there is a button on there that you can press. This will actually allow you to communicate with Siri without having to use the home button at all. Then, ask Siri to go ahead and take you to the settings, where you can reset the phone easily. While you’re in there, also consider turning on the hands free option so that you can continue using her until you can get the phone repaired or replaced.

Obviously, the best thing for you to do is to come in and get it fixed as soon as you possibly can. Our technicians can help you to figure out what’s wrong with your home button and make sure that it’s back to working condition. Come on in when we’re open and we will get your phone back to you as soon as possible.

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iOS versus Android – The Competition Improving Our Lives

iOS versus Android:  Choosing the Right Phone for You

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The battle continues to rage in Smartphones between the Apple iOS on the iPhone and the Andriod operating system which is being pushed to the limits by Samsung.

What are the deciding factors in choosing which platform is right for you?

Let us examine a few observations important to users in the iOS versus Android battle.

Physical Feel and Appearance Often Outweighs OS Choice

For comparison purposes let us take a look at the Apple iPhone 4s and the Samsung Galaxy S II. The starting point of the comparison is going to step away from the operating systems for just a moment.  The first impression you get from any phone is the look and feel in your hand.

In this case both phones have a nice feel to them, but to most people the iPhone is stronger, more solid, and seems to be step above in overall quality.   An observation you will quickly make is this Samsung phone is slightly larger than the iPhone 4s, which may make if feel slightly oversized for using with just one hand.

Keep in mind, Samsung has a full line-up of Android phones in a variety of sizes.  In this tactile test the iPhone is the winner.

Comparing Performance:  iOS vs. Android

Is performance one of the keys to your choice of phone?  This is where the iPhone 4s and iOS still leave the Samsung S II and Android OS behind.  It starts with browser performance.   The iPhone iOS combined with the 4s is around 40% faster than the Samsung-Android combination.

This does not indicate the Android phone is slow, because it is not.  It just shows added maturity and fine tuning found in the iOS/iPhone combo compared to the Android/Samsung combo.

The performance marks continue in favor of the iPhone when you do graphic benchmarks and test movie playback speeds.  Once again, this does not indicate any problems with the Samsung/Android system.

The Android phone handles playing videos at 30fps and games at an equal speed with no problems making any difference nearly imperceptible to the human eye.

Is There an App for Your Needs?

The real bottom line decision in the battle between the Android and iOS platforms will probably come down to something much more personal.   What applications do you want, need, and desire?

The iPhone is still the clear winner in quantity and quality of applications, but Android developers are quickly pushing out applications to fill almost any need.

You should take a few minutes to compare lists of applications for tasks you want to accomplish on your phone and use those criteria to help make your decision.

The other highly subjective point is the feel and operation of the core operating systems.  There are strong supporters on both platforms who can point out why each system is superior in terms of usability.  For the average user the iPhone is still the preferred platform, but the Android system is not far behind.  With each new update to the Android OS the gap closes.

In the final analysis the only way to make an informed decision for yourself is to get one of each in your hands and try them.  The TelcoWorld new phone sales department can help you test the phones and choose the right one for you.


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