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Apple iPhone 12 vs OnePlus 8T: A closer battle than you think

Ever since Apple announced the iPhone 12, tech writers — including yours truly — have been busy comparing it against the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and Google Pixel 5. They're the obvious comparisons — since Samsung and Google are respectively Apple's biggest rivals in hardware and software. But what if I told you the OnePlus...

iPhone 12 vs Pixel 5 Camera Shootout: Can Apple’s new sensor beat Google’s computational prowess?

When Google set out to make the Pixel, it probably had the iPhone in mind — a device that Google can have total say over software and hardware, one that represents the purest version of Android, and perhaps become the default Android phone. While Google never really got there — the Pixels never sold well,...

Apple iPhone 12 review: so good, I’m tempted to switch from Android

Like all my XDA colleagues, my mobile operating system of choice is Android. But unlike most of my far tech-savvier XDA colleagues, I stumbled into Android rather late, having spent the first seven years of the smartphone era as an iPhone user. I purchased the original iPhone on day one and upgraded every year all the...

Apple iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 Pro: Which one should you buy?

The iPhone 12 series from Apple comprises of four phones this year. The large one (Pro Max) is interesting because it's got the most powerful camera hardware of the four, while the small one (Mini) should garner plenty of interest for those with smaller hands or pockets. But it's ultimately the middle two -- iPhone...

Apple iPhone 12, Huawei Mate 40 Pro, Lenovo Legion Phone, and OPPO Reno4 5G series forums are now open

Well, whew. Techtober is still at full steam, and we have started to see several exciting technology announcements in the last few weeks. Apple's iPhone 12 lineup brings 5G to the mainstream and also brings several generational improvements over the previous iPhone 11 series. The Huawei Mate 40 Pro shows that the company can still...

Apple iPhone 12 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: Battle of the affordable flagships

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE grabbed plenty of positive headlines late last month for its $699 price tag while keeping a flagship-level screen and SoC. While we in the Android enthusiast space are keen to pit the Galaxy S20 FE against other recently-launched, similarly-priced Android rivals in the OnePlus 8T and the Google Pixel 5,...

iPhone 12 Hands-On: Apple’s best contender for a value flagship?

The iPhone 12 series is Apple's largest lineup ever, with four models, each fitting neatly into a particular market segment: the iPhone 12 Mini is for those who've been lamenting the escalating size of phones; the iPhone 12 is for those who do not want to spend too much; the iPhone 12 Pro is the...

The iPhone 12 could set these trends for smartphones in 2021

I recently wrote about how Apple finally jumping on board the 5G bandwagon will make people care about 5G in ways they didn’t before, because as much as it pains me, an Android geek, to say, the reality is when Apple does something, the rest of the mobile industry usually follows. But 5G is not the...

The iPhone 12 is the rocket booster that 5G desperately needs

One of the things that have always impressed me about iPhones is the degree to which they are part of the mainstream cultural discourse. When Apple introduces a new iPhone, the news is covered not just by tech media, but even lifestyle or general news outlets. It's a level of relevance that most other phone...

Apple launches the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

At XDA, we have usually resisted covering Apple and iPhone launches. But the $2 trillion company is here to stay, and whether we like it or not, the iPhone dictates trends across the smartphone industry. Every single Android flagship, and even non-flagships for that matter, get a comparison against the iPhone. With Apple going in all...

What do you think of Apple’s new iPhone 12 series?

Today, Apple announced four new iPhones as part of 2020 iPhone 12 series phone lineup: the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The new iPhones mark a big push towards 5G for Apple, and for better or for worse, the rest of the smartphone ecosystem...