iPhone SE 5G – is it worth the money?

As well expected the new iPhone SE 5G has a news chipset and 5G, but it’s also more expensive. So, to buy or not to buy it?

Two years after the second iPhone SE, Apple lunched a new one, this time with 5G, witch is always good to have, bot nothing essential for an and user. Read more

Samsung Galaxy S22 – is it worth it?

The new Galaxy S22 line of smartphone look nice and hold a lot of promise. But are they worth the money Samsung asks?

First, let’s look at what this flagships look like on the paper.

Galaxy S22

BODY Dimensions 146 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm (5.75 x 2.78 x 0.30 in)
Weight 167 g / 168 g (mmWave) (5.89 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus+), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus+), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs + eSIM, dual stand-by)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
DISPLAY Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
Size 6.1 inches, 90.1 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~425 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+
Always-on display
PLATFORM OS Android 12, One UI 4.1
Chipset Exynos 2200 (4 nm) – International
Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) – USA/China/India
CPU Octa-core (1×2.8 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A510) – International
Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.40 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.70 GHz Cortex-A510) – USA/China/India
GPU Xclipse 920 – International
Adreno 730 – USA/China/India
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
UFS 3.1
MAIN CAMERA Triple 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.94″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″ 1.4µm, Super Steady video
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
SELFIE CAMERA Single 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
32-bit/384kHz audio
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
Radio Unspecified
USB USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
BATTERY Type Li-Ion 3700 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 25W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
MISC Colors Phantom Black, White, Pink Gold, Green, Graphite, Sky Blue, Violet, Cream
Models SM-S901B, SM-S901B/DS, SM-S901U, SM-S901U1, SM-S901W, SM-S901N, SM-S9010, SM-S901E, SM-S901E/DS
SAR EU 1.21 W/kg (head) 1.59 W/kg (body)
Price $ 799.99 Read more

Why you shouldn’t buy the Galaxy Note 20

Maybe you shouldn’t throw your money on the Galaxy Note 20. Here’s why.

Samsung just launched the new Galaxy Note 20 series, which includes Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and we’re not impressed.

Not just that we’re not impressed with the smartphones themselves, we are quite annoyed about how Samsung seems that we’re all a bunch of morons.

So why we’re not buying any of the Galaxy Note 20 versions? Here’s a few reasons that combined should make sense for anyone.

The shameful pricing

$1300? Really? We’re not talking about space ships here. It’s a goddamn phone.
Surely there must by more important things in your life that worth this money more than Samsung.

The reused specs

Galaxy Note 20 is just a bigger Galaxy S20. Really, most of it’s features, like the cameras and others, are ported from the 8 mounts old flagship.
They just put it a new name.

The preinstalled crapware

Samsung phones are so full of apps you don’t need and you don’t even have the option to remove. They just sit there in the background, eating up your battery.

Beside the Google apps, you have Samsung apps, Microsoft apps and Facebook apps.

For what reason should Facebook be a system app on a smartphone? It’s not that Android won’t run correctly without it.

They are taking money from their partners to force this crap on us and then they ask $1300 from us. They also monetize our data.

How is this fare and what is the logical reason to pay that kind o money for this crap?

I don’t know about you, but I would feel like a clown if I would have bought the Galaxy Note 20. At list the Galaxy S20 felt like something new, not just an expensive remake full of crapware.

What are some reasons for buying this phones for you? Tell us, please. We’re not all knowing, you know? 😀

Spotify is about to mess up with your music

What would say if Spotify would recommend you music that labels pay for, instead of music that you like?

According to Bloomberg, Spotify wants labels to pay so that their music gets promoted. Just like Facebook.

Spotify is under pressure from investors, that want to finally see some profits. Also, Spotify is the biggest player on the music streaming market that generates about 80% of the music industry earnings.

So, the Swedish company appears to have the best cards here, but the labels don’t seem to agree to paying for this kind of ads. They think their music already reaches the users, without paying something.

Also, the indie labels are annoyed by this idea and they fear that only the big players will get to be discovered in Spotify. You only get paid of your song is streamed.

So, Spotify will probably find a way to force labels to pay for ads. Probably by making at first their music less visible and lowering their revenue in the process.

In this war, the user will probably be the victim. The algorithm that creates the recommended playlists will slip some sponsored songs that he doesn’t like or want.

Also, prepare some notifications spam that Spotify will definitely use to get you listen to the song they need to promote.

So, don’t be surprised if Spotify begins to suck soon.