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Honor 8X vs OPPO F9: Head-to-head comparison

Let’s compare the two!

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The Honor 8X is going global very soon! While we wait for the upcoming midranger to reach the international market, let’s compare it against one of its rivals — the OPPO F9.

In this head-to-head comparison, we’re going to take a look at the specs, camera performance, and battery life of the two smartphones.

Specs

Honor 8X
OPPO F9
Display 6.5-inch IPS LCD (1080 x 2340 pixels), 19.5:9 ratio 6.3-inch IPS LCD (1080 x 2340 pixels), 19.5:9 ratio
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 710 MediaTek Helio P60
Graphics Mali-G51 MP4 Mali-G72 MP3
Memory 4GB 6GB
Storage 64GB/128GB 64GB
Rear camera 20MP f/1.8 + 2MP 16MP f/1.8 + 2MP
Front camera 16MP f/2.0 25MP f/2.0
Battery 3750mAh (non-removable) 3500mAh (non-removable)
Other features Rear fingerprint scanner, Face unlock Rear fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
OS Android 8.1 Oreo w/ EMUI 8.2 Android 8.1 Oreo w/ ColorOS 5.2

 

The two phones sport pretty big and tall displays, but the Honor 8X has the larger of the two. Watching videos and playing games will feel more immersive on the Honor 8X’s 6.5-inch display versus on the OPPO F9’s 6.3-inch panel. Although, the notch on the OPPO F9 is less obtrusive and has a better appeal, at least for us.

Both phones are powered by an octa-core processor. The Honor 8X has the new Kirin 710 processor from HiSilicon, while the OPPO F9 is using MediaTek’s popular Helio P60 processor. Both are midrange-class processors and manufactured using the 12nm process, which makes them more efficient and closer to flagship performance. The Honor 8X has an edge with its software-based GPU Turbo on select games.

As for storage, both have 64GB of expandable storage, but the Honor 8X can go up to 128GB. When it comes to memory, the Honor 8X has a standard 4GB memory, while the OPPO F9 already has 6GB of memory. Having more memory is suited for multitasking, but both phones will be able to run smoothly even with multiple apps running in the background.

Like with other Android phones, the Honor 8X and OPPO F9 have their fingerprint reader on the back. This is pretty standard among smartphones today and both can read accurately and quickly.

When it comes to software, both run Android Oreo out of the box but each one has its own skin on top. The Honor 8X has EMUI 8.2, while OPPO has ColorOS 5.2.

Camera

You can find dual rear cameras and crisp selfie shooters on both the Honor 8X and the OPPO F9. Not only that, they’re AI-enabled everytime you take a shot, so it knows what to do to help you take a better photo.

Check out the samples below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a recap, the Honor 8X has a 20-megapixel main shooter paired with a 2-megapixel sensor for bokeh effect. The OPPO F9, on the other hand, has a 16-megapixel f/1.8 main camera plus a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The front-facing camera of the Honor 8X is a 16-megapixel sensor, while the OPPO F9 has an impressive 25-megapixel shooter.

Battery

The Honor 8X has a bigger battery than the OPPO F9’s: 3750mAh versus 3500mAh. The additional 250mAh of the Honor 8X could help the phone last longer, but maybe not that much.

Using a standard 1080p video loop test on both phones, we were able to get 16 hours and 40 minutes on the Honor 8X and 18 hours and 10 minutes on the OPPO F9.

And that’s it! So, which of the two phones is your GadgetMatch?


This feature was produced in collaboration between GadgetMatch and Honor.

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The Galaxy Fold is real: Weekend Rewind

And it’s pretty darn expensive

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Here are the top stories on GadgetMatch this week.

1. Samsung unpacked… err… unfolded the future with Galaxy Fold

Yes, we expected Samsung to release a foldable smartphone. What we didn’t see coming is that they would open the Galaxy S10 event with the Galaxy Fold.

No, this isn’t just a concept anymore. Samsung demoed a working device on stage and said the device will be on sale starting April 26 at a staggering but also unsurprising price of US$ 1,980.

It’ll be interesting to see how other brands respond to the Galaxy Fold. Watch out for our MWC 2019 coverage so we can all find out together.

2. Samsung Galaxy S10 cameras tie Huawei’s flagships

Looks like Samsung is determined to hold on to its top smartphone maker reputation with its latest flagship Galaxy S10 tying Huawei flagship numbers on DxOMark. In fact, it even leads in the selfie camera department. That’s made possible with an overall score of 109 for the rear cameras and 96 for the front shooters.

However, the S10 isn’t just about its cameras. Watch our hands-on to get a good idea on how well-rounded a phone it is.

3. Xiaomi pre-empted Samsung with the Mi 9

Xiaomi almost came out of nowhere when they announced their first 2019 flagship — the Xiaomi Mi 9 — right before Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Unpacked event.

The Mi 9 had more than enough to grab hold of your attention with flagship specs: Snapdragon 855 and a 48MP camera among other things. And since it’s Xiaomi, it’s bound to be cheaper than the other flagships that will come out between now and MWC 2019.

Xiaomi’s a disruptor and they did a good job disrupting with the Mi 9.

4. Huawei building up anticipation for the P30

Not to be outshone by Samsung and Xiaomi, Huawei has been constantly releasing bread crumbs about its upcoming flagship for all of us to chew on.

The P30 series is set to launch on March 26. As early as this week, the Chinese company even confirmed a quad-camera setup after showcasing a really close-up photo of the super snow moon.

All the teasers point to an improved zoom or telephoto lens for the P30. That’s something we’re definitely excited to test.

Image credit: Fujifilm

5. Fujifilm’s X-T30 could be people’s mirrorless camera choice

Fujifilm’s cameras have always been pretty darn good, but this latest one from them could be a big hit. The X-T30 is a lightweight 4K mirrorless camera, making it a perfect travel companion wherever you go.

The Fujifilm X-T30 will be available in March starting at US$ 899 for the body only. It’ll go up to US$ 999 when bundled with an XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens, or US$ 1,299 when bundled with an 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens.


Weekend Rewind is our roundup of top news and features you might have missed for the week. We know the world of technology can be overwhelming and not everyone has the time to get up to speed with everything — and that includes us. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the rewind.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy S10+ vs Galaxy S10E: What are the differences?

A decade of Galaxies

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Samsung has launched three new flagship phones: the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10E. With three new models to choose from, it might be difficult to choose which Galaxy S10 is the one for you.

To help with this, we took the liberty to show you the differences between the three. Which of the Galaxy S10 models will be your GadgetMatch?

Display

Starting with the screen, the three Galaxy S10 models sport Super AMOLED displays in different sizes. The Galaxy S10E is the smallest among the bunch with a 5.8-inch display. It’s followed by the regular Galaxy S10 with its 6.1-inch display and, of course, the Galaxy S10+ with its large 6.4-inch panel.

It’s also worth noting that the Galaxy S10E has a completely flat display, while the other two Galaxy S10 variants have the curved panels we’ve come to expect from Samsung.

All three models don’t sport a notch, but they do have holes on the upper-right corner for their front cameras. The Galaxy S10E and Galaxy S10 have a perfectly rounded hole-punch camera, while Galaxy S10+ has a pill-shaped cutout since it has two front-facing cameras.

Performance

Despite the size differences of the phones, all models are powered by a flagship processor. Depending on where you are, the Galaxy S10 family will sport either a Snapdragon 855 or an Exynos 9820.

Memory and storage configuration will also vary depending on the region. The lowest possible memory available is 6GB and it can go as high 12GB. As for storage, it starts at 128GB and will reach up to 1TB. The 12GB+1TB combo will be exclusively available for the Galaxy S10+.

Another significant difference between the Galaxy S10 phones is battery capacity. The Galaxy S10E has a modest 3100mAh battery, the Galaxy S10 owns a pretty standard 3400mAh battery, and the Galaxy S10+, being the biggest of the three, comes with a huge 4100mAh battery.

All three variants support fast charging using wired or wireless chargers. They can also do reverse wireless charging (which Samsung calls Wireless PowerShare) to charge other devices using the Qi wireless standard.

Lastly, both the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ feature the new ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader, which is definitely faster than any of the in-display fingerprint readers we’ve tried before. The Galaxy S10E has a more conventional side-mounted fingerprint reader that’s still accurate and fast, but not as advanced.

Cameras

The Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+ are the first among the Galaxy S lineup to have triple rear cameras. The setup is composed of a main 12-megapixel Dual Pixel and Dual Aperture camera, a 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle, and a 12-megapixel telephoto with 2x optical zoom.

Since the Galaxy S10E is priced lower, it only has two of the three rear cameras of its more expensive siblings: the main Dual Pixel camera and the ultra wide-angle shooter.

The situation in the front is quite different, though. Both the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10E have a single selfie camera, while the Galaxy S10+ gets an extra depth sensor for a more precise bokeh effect or Live Focus.

Pricing and colors

The cheapest model is the Galaxy S10E which starts at US$ 750. The regular Galaxy S10 will set you back US$ 900, while the bigger Galaxy S10+ is priced at US$ 1,000.

All three models will come in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, and Prism Blue. In addition, the Galaxy S10E will be available in Canary Yellow, as well. The Galaxy S10+ also has premium Ceramic Black and Ceramic White variants, but these are only available for the high-tier configurations.

Colors option may vary per region, so not all colors will be available in all markets.

Get to know more about the latest Galaxy S10 series by watching our hands-on video:

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S10 Hands-on: A refinement of everything

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Instagram photo challenge with the Samsung Galaxy S10

Hands-on with all three versions!

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Samsung’s newest Galaxy S devices have just been announced and we’re blessed with three versions: The Samsung Galaxy S10e (small), the Galaxy S10 (big), and the Galaxy S10+ (big big!).

Each phone is equipped with a number of cameras so you know what that means: IG photo test!

In our Her GadgetMatch video, we check out what’s so cool about the new Samsung phones and test what the cameras can do. Spoiler: They do a lot!

In case you’re having trouble viewing, watch HERE.

SEE ALSO: Samsung’s new LED light cover is the phone case we’ve always wanted

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