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#1520102 --- 10/16/18 04:14 AM Pixel 3XL v iPhoneXS Max Camera Test [Re: Timbo]
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Google Pixel 3 XL vs Apple iPhone XS Max Detailed Camera Comparison SuperSaf Style:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9qNHYtNsik
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#1520259 --- 10/26/18 09:22 PM iPhone XR Smokes Android Rivals [Re: Timbo]
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#1542869 --- 03/03/20 03:27 AM Re: Apple lawsuit slow Iphones [Re: bluezone]
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Apple lawsuit settlement: company to pay up to $500 million over slow iPhones ...
2 hours ago San Francisco
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#1542985 --- 03/04/20 08:35 AM Re: iPhone XR Smokes Android Rivals [Re: Timbo]
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....And the Pixel is still a better phone today. Better Camera longer lasting battery, don't trust the hype of a mac cult.

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#1542994 --- 03/04/20 11:50 AM Re: iPhone XR Smokes Android Rivals [Re: DR. D]
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I can attest to that, believing the hype from my grandchildren, I purchased a Iphone 11 Pro, man do I miss my Pixel 3 XL which out performs the Iphone in terms of picture quality, speed and ease of syncing with my PC:D
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#1543054 --- 03/05/20 08:37 AM Re: iPhone XR Smokes Android Rivals [Re: DR. D]
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Originally Posted By: DR. D
....And the Pixel is still a better phone today. Better Camera longer lasting battery, don't trust the hype of a mac cult.

Oh please... you're still stuck in 1996. iPhone holds it's own or lays-waste to Pixel.

Don't take my word for it.


vs Pixel 3:
* https://9to5google.com/2019/09/17/iphone-11-pixel-3-camera/

And yes, iPhone 11 simply CRUSHES Pixel 3...
* https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPc...zgyOTQwSnpoT2NB

And now compare with the Pixel 4/XL "Battery life is one of the iPhone 11 Pro's key strengths.. and the Pixel 4 XL's biggest weakness.":
* https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-iphone-11-vs-google-pixel-4-camera-shootout-result-2019-10
* https://www.androidauthority.com/google-pixel-4-xl-vs-apple-iphone-11-pro-max-1050832/
* https://www.businessinsider.com/iphone-11-pro-max-vs-google-pixel-4-xl

As a graphics professional who relies on consistent image sharpness, color accuracy, dynamic range, tonal balance, and rich detail for my livelihood, I can say with a fair degree of expertise that the iPhone is FAR superior to the Pixel 3 (and 4), especially after making the inevitable passes with Photoshop and Lightroom. The Pixel doesn't come close. Especially when shooting RAW format.

More:
* https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/iphone-11-pro-max
* https://www.digitaltrends.com/cell-phone-reviews/iphone-11-pro-max-review/
* https://mashable.com/feature/apple-iphone-11-pro-max-review/
* https://www.tomsguide.com/face-off/pixel-4-vs-iphone-11-pro-camera
* https://www.consumerreports.org/smartpho...tphone-ratings/

Just sayin'. wink
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#1543055 --- 03/05/20 08:43 AM Re: iPhone XR Smokes Android Rivals [Re: Formermac]
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Man, I don't how you come up with the idea that the Pixel is faster. Virtually every real-world test shows iPhone mops the floor with it, all thanks to Apple's own in-house processors and superior, optimized operating system.

Speed and battery life:

* https://www.tomsguide.com/face-off/pixel-4-vs-iphone-11-pro
* https://www.consumerreports.org/smartpho...tphone-ratings/
* https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/google-pixel-4-iphone-11-pro-opinion/
* https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-11-vs-pixel-4-heres-how-apple-and-googles-latest-phones-compare/
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#1543080 --- 03/05/20 04:31 PM Re: iPhone XR Smokes Android Rivals [Re: Timbo]
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I an a virtual novice when it comes to cell phones. Back in December my Pixel 3XL started rebooting itself for no reason, seeing that I had insurance, the cost of repairs were cover but I elected to upgrade at that time (my Pixel was worth 300 dollars and the Iphone 11 pro was offered at 799.00 seeing that my grandson was with me. I made the switch based on his recommendation. After a few weeks of matching my Iphone with my wife's Pixel 3 (we both purchased said phones back in the fall of 2018) side by side, my camera takes better picture has better built in camera features(being an engineer, I know the distinction between firmware verses software) Overall, I love the phone which happens to be my choice. If you beg to differ that's your prerogative but to debate with some else's preferences is totally ludicrous seeing that cars, cell phones and homes come in all varieties which makes it lucrative for all to make a profit.unless you're suggesting that you are the resident expert like Henry Ford back in the 20s when he told his customers 'You can have any car you like as long as it is black" Thank you for the input while I continue to congratulating my grandson for his input.....a satisfied PaPa
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#1543091 --- 03/05/20 06:58 PM Re: iPhone XR Smokes Android Rivals [Re: Formermac]
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My intention is not to debate anyone over their preferences. Preferences are subjective and are what they are for a myriad of reasons. I was simply addressing the issues of speed and camera quality. Being a rabid techie who conducts product comparisons for three separate tech journals, I've become familiar with the state of performance of both products. I receive samples for review from most tech companies, therefore my own semi-scientific testing clearly illustrates just how superior the latest iPhone 11 is in both categories being discussed here.

That being said, there are of course, a slew of other considerations for smart phone owners besides those, such as file navigation, specific features, security options, apps, etc. I don't suggest for a second that your preference is any more or less valid. I'm merely pointing out the well-established technical performances brought up here on the forums.

Dr. D insinuates that those who promote a company product's industry leading performance are somehow "culties." I say 1) that that's merely an opinion based solely on his own tech bigotry, and 2) he then goes on to make two patently false claims asserting the precise opposite of universally-established facts.

I was surprised when you apparently agreed with him on two highly unlikely claims. As for syncing performance (you'll notice I didn't address that point), I have no doubt that you're correct, since I work with a 100% Apple ecosystem, and based on decades of familiarity with the tech industry's abysmal lack of support for Apple products, I can only imagine the hiccups you may have encountered in an attempt to synce disparate products.

As far as phone performance, you'll notice that most of the reviews make clear one of the key differences between the models. Apple is renown for producing accurate, warm tones and this Pixel is optimized for high-contrast, bright, heavily-saturated colors on the cool (blue) side. Think of Kodachrome film. Great for snappy vibrant consumer grade use, but generally considered over-saturated, over-contrasted images with all of the fine detail blown out in the process. Both cameras take generally excellent images, but anyone serious about photo-imaging will recognize that the iPhone clearly beats the Pixel for it's deep, tonal density, speed and low-light capabilities. Prime considerations for taking professional-quality and images requiring less image editing ala Photoshop, Lightroom, Gimp, Luminar, etc.

In conclusion... I was simply attempting to set the record straight with ample supporting evidence to bolster the facts. Not to shame someone for their choices. There are far too many considerations.

If singing the praises of a company that consistently pioneers ground-breaking features, with 1st-in-class performance, is somehow like being a "cultie" as the dear Dr. diagnoses those iPhone fans, then so be it... let's just be clear on which of us is REALLY drinking the Kool-Aid. Because an entire tech industry seems to be in agreement and In 2017, Apple captured 58 percent of the global premium smartphone market. ... In 2017, Apple captured 75 percent of the total profits generated by the smartphone market.

So,if that makes for a cult, then it's a damned GOOD one.
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Cheers!
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#1543094 --- 03/05/20 07:26 PM Re: iPhone XR Smokes Android Rivals [Re: Timbo]
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By preponderance of the evidence, that Apple takes a lion's share of the market must reveal either that it's a great phone or as I suspect from the information I've gathered since taking ownership of a Iphone, it's fashionable with our American youth. Either way, let's continue to stay abreast of an expensive phone in my opinion but possessing great features I can't achieve in my former Android. I had the ability to download massive PDF files on my former Android via a USB cable and any PDF reader, the only disappointment was initially downloading Itune but have since learned to place those same files into my caches of electrical schematics. Additionally I love the ability to Facetime my son when he has a electrical concern on one of his jobs.
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#1543178 --- 03/06/20 04:18 AM Re: iPhone XR Smokes Android Rivals [Re: Formermac]
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Originally Posted By: Formermac
By preponderance of the evidence, that Apple takes a lion's share of the market must reveal either that it's a great phone or as I suspect from the information I've gathered since taking ownership of a Iphone, it's fashionable with our American youth. Either way, let's continue to stay abreast of an expensive phone in my opinion but possessing great features I can't achieve in my former Android. I had the ability to download massive PDF files on my former Android via a USB cable and any PDF reader, the only disappointment was initially downloading Itune but have since learned to place those same files into my caches of electrical schematics. Additionally I love the ability to Facetime my son when he has a electrical concern on one of his jobs.


Or, forgive my saying... Apple might just make a far better product due to the unmatched efforts they dedicate to hardware, software and human interface design and function.

Nah, that can't be it. ;-)
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#1543195 --- 03/06/20 02:14 PM Re: Apple Reaches 700 BILLION $ [Re: Timbo]
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Oppo Apes Apple!

Another punter blatantly copies Apple's form, style and function:
https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/06/oppo-watch-release-date-prices/


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#1543209 --- 03/06/20 06:10 PM Re: Apple Reaches 700 BILLION $ [Re: Timbo]
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LOL, I wonder if it will sync better than my Galaxy 3 watch. Now that was a grave mistake on my part and I have my grandson to blame on that. As mentioned before, I upgraded from a Pixel 3XL to an Iphone 11 pro. My Galaxy 3 Frontier watch, I was told will work great with my new phone....2 month later, I told both my Grandson and Verizon rep the pair unsync every few days. maybe you have a suggestion, none as of yet from multiple parties.
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#1543324 --- 03/07/20 03:21 PM Re: Apple Reaches 700 BILLION $ [Re: Formermac]
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Smart' watches are an area I have little experience with. While I'm not familiar with watch OSs (or 'WatchOS' for that matter), the process should be no different than with any other portable device (regardless of platform).

If it's un-syncing, my first guess is that it's the Galaxy's issue (by way of Frontier most probably). I'm noticing TONS of online discussions of Frontier issues that happen no matter where you are or what you're doing. From what I can tell so far, most success stories happen by wiping the phone and starting over. A drastic step to be sure. But sometimes there's a ghost in the shell that cause such gremlins. Metal jewelry and watch bands, powerful magnets, nearby power supplies, strong over-air signals can supposedly cause this. While I can't personally attest to it, it does make sense. Soft-/firmware updates should be considered as well. Also, just spitballing here, but you may try clearing caches under > Accessory Service > Settings > Apps (tap on each app) > Storage, (then clear caches).

I'll keep looking. Let us know how things work out. Perhaps the Dr. has some experience in this arena.

Sometimes my iOS devices inexplicably RE-synce after I un-sync them. Weird.

Good luck.
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#1543325 --- 03/07/20 04:13 PM Re: Apple Reaches 700 BILLION $ [Re: Timbo]
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I have a Galaxy Gear 2 watch, it had an issue syncing that seemed to go away after I updated it. From the main screen of the Galaxy Wearable app on the Android device, tap About watch.
Tap Update watch software.
Tap Update now and see if it has any updates, if it does update the unit and see if it clears it up. I would also make sure you have the most recent app on your phone.

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#1543403 --- 03/08/20 01:03 PM Re: Apple Reaches 700 BILLION $ [Re: DR. D]
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Thanks both of you, will give that a try and report back to you in a week or so. Just weird that I never had this issue with my Note 5 or Pixel.
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#1543615 --- 03/11/20 04:25 AM Re: Apple Reaches 700 BILLION $ [Re: Timbo]
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Tests reveal the Pixel 3 and 4 have abnormally slow USB transfer speeds:

Recent tests from Android Authority reveals that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 smartphones have significantly slower USB transfer speeds compared to the competition:

https://www.androidcentral.com/tests-reveal-pixel-3-and-4-have-abnormally-slow-usb-transfer-speeds
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#1543616 --- 03/11/20 04:34 AM Re: Apple Reaches 700 BILLION $ [Re: Timbo]
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#1544033 --- 03/16/20 03:12 PM Re: Apple Reaches 700 BILLION $ [Re: Timbo]
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iPhone 12s leaked benchmarks destroy Samsung Galaxy S20 and every Android phone:

The iPhone 12 will be a speed monster so extremely powerful that it will destroy every single phone released in 2020, including the the current king of Android hill the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

More:

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/iphone-12...y-android-phone

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