2015 has come and gone, and so has its flagship smartphones. Doesn’t mean 2016’s smartphones can’t rock the show. I know it has only been 4 months, but most of the main competitors have released their year of hard work upon us, and it’s as good as it gets.
There’ the Samsung Galaxy S7, and its more radical brother, the S7 Edge. LG innovated the magnificent LG G5, with its incredible modular design. HTC went ahead and recently released their choice for 2016, the HTC 10. And finally, we have the Xiaomi Mi5, a surprise competitor who managed to grab the spotlight due to some of the features I’ll be sure to mention later on in the article.
Right, some of the smartphones here have unique features. But most of them are improvements over their previous counterparts, and that’s what makes them special.
So, I wanted to talk about the factors that went into some of the changes in features, and why it happened.
I mean, why did Samsung opt for a 12 megapixel camera instead of last year’s 16 megapixel-clad S6? Isn’t that a downgrade?
And why did HTC kick out of its flagship feature, the BoomSound speakers? Is this year’s speaker any improvement?
I’m going to be answering all of these questions today, and a lot more. So, let’s get cracking with the..
Samsung Galaxy S7
The Samsung Galaxy S7 was the first flagship to be unveiled, followed by the LG G5 on the same day. In typical Samsung fashion, the Galaxy S7 packs top notch specs along with world class build materials. This revolution in build materials was brought along with 2015’s flagship, the Galaxy S6.
Right, so there are a few changes in the Galaxy S7 from the Galaxy S6 that remains questionable. The most talked about being..
Why does the Samsung Galaxy S7 pack a 12 megapixel camera?
The reason why this question remains is because last year’s Samsung flagship packed a camera with a higher megapixel count. To be specific, a 16 megapixel snapper.
So, the primary question that would go through the average Joe’s mind would be: Isn’t that a downgrade?
Well, to answer that question, let’s go through a bit of camera 101.
Let’s start this off with what a megapixel actually is.
a megapixel (MP) is a million pixels; the term is used not only for the number of pixels in ...