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Samsung once again offers Buy One, Get One free deal for Galaxy S8, with trade-in though

Samsung is playing the BOGO game once more. Back in May, we told you about the company's very own Buy One, Get One free deal for its flagship smartphone duo, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. And now the offer is back, but with slight modifications. See, this time around you need to trade-in an eligible smartphone in order to receive the second S8 for free. And the list of such eligible handsets isn't very big: you can send Samsung a Galaxy Note5, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, S7, S7 edge, an iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7, or 7 Plus. That's it, those are all your options. Additionally, the phone you send in...



Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Oppo F11 Pro vs Vivo V15 Pro

Samsung totally renewed the Galaxy A series with completely different products. Among the first ones from the renewed line-up, there is Samsung Galaxy A50, which the Korean giant just unveiled in the global market. Given its quite a few impressive specs and its interesting value, we think it is value comparing the fresh A50 with 2 major products unveiled in the last time. We are talking about the Oppo F11 Pro and Vivo V15 Pro, 2 remarkable upper-midrange phones with pop-up cameras. Is Samsung at the exact same level as its Chinese competition with its midrange suggests? With this specifications comparison, we will help you find out.

Design

Oddly, regardless of being upper-midrange devices, all those handsets come with a plastic body, and that is not the top of elegance. However Oppo F11 Pro and Vivo V15 Pro have an important added price: the pop-up digital camera what makes the design cleaner and the screen-to-body ratio quite high with no the need for a notch. I personally like the Vivo V15 Pro extra due to the fact, besides having a pop-up sensor and with no notch, it even comes with an in-screen fingerprint scanner which makes the rear side even cleaner. I even such as extra its gradient color version.

Screen

It is a hard fight between Samsung Galaxy A50 and Vivo V15 Pro, even though the Oppo F11 Pro has the advantage of boasting a bigger screen. Vivo V15 Pro comes with the Super AMOLED technology and 100 percent of DCI-P3 coverage, so it need to offer a improved colour reproduction. Further, it does not have a notch, unlike the Samsung Galaxy A50.

Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Oppo F11 Pro vs Vivo V15 Pro: Technical specs Comparison

Samsung galaxy a50 vs oppo f11 pro vs vivo v15 pro Vivo V15 Pro wins even after it ships to the hardware side. It has a certainly more powerful chipset: the fresh Snapdragon 675 that is also found on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7. It is the perfect midrange SoC by Qualcomm along the Snapdragon 710 and it offers blazing speeds. Further more, the Vivo V15 Pro is the only smartphone of this trio to come with up to 8 GB of RAM. And it also has a micro SD dedicated slot that enables using the dual SIM tray and the micro SD at the similar time. The second place goes to Samsung Galaxy A50 and its Exynos 9610 built with a 10 nm production process. I would not go for the Oppo F11 Pro because it does not have a micro SD tray. All the handsets run a customized Android variant, however I personally prefer Samsung’s one due to its smarter another attributes, even though a large amount of people think it is too heavy.

Camera

On the paper, the most impressive digital cameras belong to the Vivo V15 Pro. Initial of all, it ships with an amazing triple sensor on the rear side, composed of a base 48 MP scanner, a secondary ultrawide scanner and a depth sensor, which could record video with 4K resolution. Further more, it has a remarkable 32 MP front digital camera for selfies what allows capturing pretty high definition pictures. It is still a midrange option, but it remains impressive. We give the second place to the camera department of the Samsung Galaxy A50 with a shiny aperture for the main 25 MP scanner, a secondary ultrawide lens, and a depth sensor. The last place goes to the Oppo F11 Pro, however it does not mean that it is disappointing. It still has a superior dual camera with a 48 MP main sensor just which includes the Vivo V15 Pro.

Battery

The battery life is a strong point of all of those handsets. Samsung Galaxy A50 and Oppo F11 Pro should be the longest lasting ones since they boast a big 4000 mAh battery. Given the AMOLED display and the SoC built with a 10 nm production process, Samsung Galaxy A50 need to have a somewhat longer battery life than Oppo F11 Pro. Vivo V15 Pro has a smaller 3700 mAh battery, so it is unlikely that it will achieve its challengers. All the products are equipped with a fast charging tech, however Vivo V15 Pro should be able to charge faster thanks to its smaller battery dimensions and higher power for the quick charging tech (18W). As claimed by to the manufacturer, Vivo V15 Pro could achieve 24 percent in just 15 minutes of charging.

Price tag

Vivo V15 Pro wins this comparison because of its much better performances, amazing digital cameras, and innovative design, however it costs more: about ?360/$405 in Asia. You could grab a piece of the Samsung Galaxy A50 in the global market for ?350/$395, while Oppo F11 Pro costs about ?320/$360.

Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Oppo F11 Pro vs Vivo V15 Pro: PROs and CONS

Oppo F11 Pro PROs Pop-up camera Huge battery Fairly quick charging Extra affordable CONS With no micro SD tray Samsung Galaxy A50 PROs Huge battery Sleek display Micro SD dedicated slot In-display fingerprint reader CONS Fewer impressive design Vivo V15 Pro PROs Superior panel Nice cameras Micro SD dedicated tray Nice hardware CONS Compact battery Source

Android tablets finally getting Apple Music support

Apple finally adds support for the Apple Music app to work on Android tablets. This comes just a few days after Amazon announced Apple Music support on all its Echo smart speakers - just in time for the holiday season. Apple made the right move by offering its Music service to Android smartphones back in 2015 when it launched in beta on the Play Store. After all, why limit the number of subscribers? There's a whole second market that can be catered to: those who don't want, or can't afford an iPhone but still want Apple's premium music subscription service. According to 9to5Mac,...



Gionee Elife S8 spotted on Geekbench running the Helio P10 SoC

Last month it became clear that Gionee will follow-up MWC 2015 launch of the Elife S7 with at least one new device lined up for the event this year. By all accounts, that is going to be the Gionee Elife S8, which prior to the February 22 announcement made a quick stop at Geekbench (we are fairly certain GN9011 refers to it). he listing reveals a MediaTek MT6755 SoC, also known as the eight core Helio P10. This falls in line with the legacy of the Elife line, which typically employs MediaTek chips. The benchmark also reported 4GB of RAM on the handset, as well as an Android 6.0 platform. The cited scores are also not bad at 4511 points on multi-core and 1079 on single, courtesy of the ARM Cortex-A53 cores. Sadly, the leak doesn’t offer any other information, but Gionee was kind enough to share some more insight on the Elife S8, a while back: (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Note FE pre-orders begin today in Malaysia

The Samsung Galaxy Note FE managed to escape South Korea and it is going to reach Malaysia's market on October 25. Starting today, the pre-orders begin on Samsung Malaysia's website and will last until next Tuesday. The phone will be sold for MYR2,599 or about €523. The most impatient fans who decide to pre-order will get some freebies like 1-year extended warranty plus 1-year screen protection plan. There's a slight asterisk attached though - to receive the promotions, the Galaxy Note FE has to be collected at selected Samsung Experience Stores and Authorised Dealers before to...