The galaxy is the one that has the more versatile camera system with two zoom lenses at three times, zoom and 10 times zoom, which give you incredibly clear, photos and videos that you just cannot get on the iphone, and it also has 120hz fast refresh rate screen For super smooth scrolling that i really love and that you don’t quite get on the iphone. The galaxy also runs on android, which is the more open ecosystem that allows you to customize your phone any way you like, and you have a fingerprint scanner instead of face recognition, which comes in handy for those mask wearing times that we live in. I also personally love that the galaxy charges a bit faster in just about an hour, while the iphone takes nearly 2 hours for a full charge. By the way, there is no charger in the box with these two that’s, the latest trend, and you have to spend 20 or 30 dollars separately to get one the iphone while lacking a bit in the cool features department and the camera. Zoom tricks runs the very dependable and familiar ios and has the faster processor that beats the galaxy in benchmarks and it is more future proof. The ios software also feels a bit more refined and prettier apple’s emoji, for example, look a lot better if you’re texting. You also have imessage and apple will deliver software updates for about five years, while the galaxy only gets three years of software updates, and they will also arrive with a bigger delay on the galaxy.
Of course, you also need an iphone if you want to use the popular apple watch and the iphone fits in nicely in the apple ecosystem, with features like airdrop for fast wireless sharing, airplay for smart speakers and then gadgets like airpods and air tags, and so many Other cool accessories you get their full benefits with the iphone by the way. This is a good time to say that, if, like me, you find the flat sides on the iphone 12 pro max a bit off putting and the design a bit too uncomfortable. The iphone 11 pro max is still available at all carriers and it actually costs less. The only major thing that it’s missing is 5g connectivity, but 5g is still not much faster than lte currently and the camera quality on the 11 pro max is not much different, so you’re not missing out on much and the 11 pro max model has actually a Bigger battery than the newer one and speaking of options, you also have the newest oneplus 9 pro, which is another android phone to consider, except for the galaxy oneplus has put the hasselblad camera maker name on its camera system, but we found that the camera is still A tiny bit behind galaxy phones and iphones, however, the oneplus 9 pro actually felt zippier than the galaxy. It has doubled the storage at a slightly lower price and it has some super powers like a charger in the box and the full charge in half an hour which is just insane and a really good extra at 1070 dollars, it’s a good alternative, especially if you Don’T, like samsung’s interface or if you just want a different phone with a super clean interface.
By the way, i personally find the price on the 9 pro bit too high, but instead i would recommend you check out the oneplus 8 pro last year’s model, which still has 120 hertz screen, still has an excellent camera and only offers slightly less insane, but still Super fast charging speeds and all of that at the much more reasonable price of seven hundred dollars. Okay, while i personally love these phones, i have to say that i find them a bit too big and bulky and actually uncomfortable for me personally, so i don’t actually use any of them as my daily driver. So if you’re like me and want a smaller phone here, are your best options for 2021. First, we have the iphone 12 and then the galaxy s21. Yes, folks, not much variety in terms of brands but that’s, just because apple and samsung have really made some great devices at great prices, so it’s hard to recommend much else. The same as before applies here get the iphone 12, the smaller model, if you value the industry leading speeds of apple processors, this phone is really fast plus get it for the five years of software updates, the great camera and video quality and, of course, for the Ios ecosystem with the apple watch and all the rest. Now the galaxy s21 is pleasingly compact and, in my opinion, it’s the best looking phone with that beautiful violet and gold, dual tone style it’s made of plastic, which i personally don’t mind as it still feels very solidly put together and its advantage over.
The iphone is again that it actually has a zoom camera and it captures a much cleaner photos and videos, while zooming plus it’s an android phone with all the customization benefits. Both of these will run you around 800 dollars. Actually, the galaxy can be found at around 700, currently so it’s also a bit cheaper. So what about the rest of the phones? If you want a super compact phone apple has made the iphone 12 mini, which is not super popular, but it’s. Your only option for a powerful phone at a much tinier scale, but be warned that its battery life is definitely on the short side and it won’t last you a full day with heavier use. I also think that the google pixel 5 is not quite worth getting. This year, unless you really really want that clean google look and want a compact phone, the google pixel 5 is just a bit too slow compared to the current competition a bit too expensive for what it is plus it’s definitely got the most boring design of the Bunch also let’s talk which are the best phones to buy if you’re on a budget. You have two standout options here: the new samsung galaxy, a52 5g model and then the google pixel 4a 5g. And among these two, the galaxy is the newer and way more powerful. But also a bit more expensive option. Still, it would be my personal favorite it’s got 120 hertz fast, refresh rate screen.
It’S got a massive two day battery life, which is a huge advantage, and arguably better looks now. You can get the pixel if you want to save up even more, and while the galaxy has got a very good camera system. There is something about that: hdr magic on the pixel that just makes its photos look a bit better, especially so in low light, and that camera is a bit more dependable. Finally, you have quote unquote: other phones, the gamers on our team would kill me if i don’t mention the rog phone 5, which is optimized for gaming from the looks to the dedicated gaming controls and shoulder buttons and specialized accessories. It’S, a gaming powerhouse so yeah it’s a super powerful phone with 16 gigabytes of ram. The latest snapdragon triple a chip, well thought out cooling and the massive 6 000 milliamp hour battery that keeps the lights on for far longer than mainstream phones. You don’t quite get the best camera system here and the phone is on the bigger and bulkier side, but if you’re a gamer, you probably don’t care much about that now. There is also a bunch of other phones that i have left out. For example, the moto g power is probably your best option with an incredible three day: battery life. If you’re in a super low budget, we’re talking less than 250 dollars, and then there are other phone brands like xiaomi, that is making some excellent phones at different price ranges, but they’re not available in the us, and we won’t cover them in this video.
I also cannot honestly recommend the foldable phone right now in 2021. The galaxy z42 is the big name in the space and your best option, but it’s also a bit outdated, currently, especially compared to the galaxy s21 ultra plus it’s, a gigantic phone that weighs a ton and costs you nearly two grand. So if you really want a foldable phone, it seems like waiting a bit to see the newer devices launch a bit later in the year. Is the smarter move so let’s call it a day at this? I hope that’s been useful and if it was subscribe to the channel to see more from us by the way, i would be really curious to hear your reasons for picking the phone that you have picked in the comments. I’M vic.