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  1. The recent Ethiopian Airlines crash has once again put the Boeing MAX 8 aircraft in the spotlight. Just five months ago, another MAX 8 being operated by Lion Air crashed, taking the total toll to 346. Aviation is statistically the safest mode of transport, and two crashes within such a short period are alarming. Following the crash, more than 40 countries have grounded the aircraft until further investigations are carried out and changes are made. India's DGCA has also grounded the aircraft and currently Spicejet and Jet Airways operate the plane. With more than 400 aircrafts on order from Indian carriers, the MAX 8 plays a pivotal role in boosting India's aviation market. © Utkarsh Thakkar / @vimanspotter Boeing's MAX series is the successor of 737 Next Generation family (737-700/800/900), and the company is relying on it to churn out profits. Even Boeing has been making aircraft for decades, and its expertise is often unmatched. So, the only question that arises is, how can a modern airliner be this unsafe? The MAX series was Boeing's response to Airbus's A320 NEO family. NEO stands for New Engine Option and while the fuselage remains unchanged, the engines are completely revamped to offer better-operating efficiency. Regional airlines worldwide require planes that are cheaper to operate, especially when aviation fuel is extremely dynamic globally. To compete with the NEO, Boeing started the MAX series and offered up to 14 percent more efficient engines along with increased cabin comfort. But, this came with a small challenge. © Boeing The Ethiopian crash investigation will take months to conclude, but initial data suggest striking similarity between the two crashes. The preliminary report on Lion Air crash is out, and we'll be relying on it to understand MAX 8's major flaw. The MAX 8 is powered by CFM's Leap 1B engines and they are significantly bigger than the previous CFM 56 engines (used in the 737 NG). Adding to this, the 737 was designed decades back and has an exceedingly low ground clearance when compared to the A320. To perfectly fit the new heavier and bigger engines, Boeing had to make minor changes in the design ranging from lengthening the landing gear to moving the engine slightly forward. © Aviation International News It was found that the bigger engine meant the plane handled certain situations differently and there was also a slight shift in the centre of gravity. The relocation and new engine design created an upward movement, nudging the plane's nose upwards. If the nose is lifted sharply, the plane will continue gaining altitude and could also stall mid-air. A stall is when an aeroplane cannot generate enough lift to continue flying. To compensate this upward movement, Boeing added a new system called MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) that prevented the plane from raising its noise to extreme levels. The system would automatically adjust the horizontal stabilizer and bring down the nose. To make these adjustments, MCAS relies on data from the Angle of Attack sensors. © Wikimedia (AoA sensor for reference) These sensors are located on the nose of the aircraft and calculate the angle at which the plane is climbing or descending in comparison to the oncoming air. In the case of Lion Air, faulty sensors triggered the MCAS and automatically the system tried to bring the nose down. According to the flight data recorder, automated MCAS repeatedly pushed the plane's nose down following take-off. The most surprising part of the MCAS though is Boeing hasn't mentioned the addition of this system during pilot training or manuals. This meant the pilot were unaware that a programmed system is trying to bring down the nose. Even if the pilots tried to takeover manual controls, MCAS cannot be simply stopped by moving the yoke. They need to manually trim the aircraft to gain control, but how will they know this procedure when the existence of MCAS is unknown to them? © Reuters The Lion Air pilot had more than 5,000 hours of experience and the Ethiopian pilot had more than 8,000 hours. Preliminary reports do not point towards any kind of crew error. Reports say pilots have in the past complained about a similar nose-down anomaly in FAA's database (US regulator) as well. Following the Lion Air crash, Boeing issued a bulletin to airlines operating the 737 MAX 8 advising pilots how to override the MCAS system. This week, the plane maker also announced it's working on a long-term plan to rejig the system and update shall be applied in the coming months. © Reuters We'll have to wait for the Ethiopian crash report to clear the air whether it was the same MCAS issue that caused the incident, or are there any other flaws in the airliner. Boeing has described the MAX series as its fastest-selling family of planes, with more than 5,000 orders placed to date from about 100 customers. The last time an aircraft suffered successive fatal incidents was the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 in the 70s. With inputs from preliminary report of Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee and FlightRadar24
  2. A Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed just a few minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 onboard. Just five months back, another 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by Lion Air crashed off the shore of Java and all 189 onboard lost their lives. Two crashes of the same jetliner within a span of five months has shocked everyone and the Ethiopian Airlines immediately grounded their MAX 8 fleet. This was soon followed by China declaring a complete ban on the aircraft in its air space. Britain, France and Germany joined a growing list of countries to ban 737 MAX planes from their airspace as airlines around the world grounded the jets. © Utkarsh Thakkar / @vimanspotter India's DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has finally decided to ground the aircraft as well. The Ministry of Civil Aviation said the planes will be grounded till appropriate modifications and safety measures are undertaken to ensure safe operations. Spicejet operates 13 MAX 8's and has 200 of them on order. Yesterday, the airline defended the plane saying "The Boeing 737 MAX is a highly sophisticated aircraft". It further added, "It has flown hundreds of thousands of hours globally and some of the world's largest airlines are flying this aircraft." © Wikimedia Even Jet Airways has 5 of them in fleet currently, but they have been grounded for weeks since the airline is undergoing payment issues with lessors. We expect Spicejet flights to be affected massively in the coming days since the MAX 8 contributes heavily to their network. It's evident the local regulator came under immense scrutiny from the press and aviation experts after it released a statement yesterday that didn't warrant an immediate ban on the plane. In fact, the DGCA asked airlines to roster pilots with more than 1,000 hours of flying experience for the MAX 8. In comparison, the Ethiopian Airlines pilot had more than 8,000 hours of flying on record. © Reuters Flying the MAX 8 isn't about crew expertise and preliminary reports from the Lion Air crash have suggested a major software design flaw on Boeing's end. It is too early to say whether the two crashes are related, but we also cannot ignore the fact that the plane could have a serious design flaw. Boeing said it understood the countries' actions but retained "full confidence" in the 737 MAX and had safety as its priority. The MAX series is its fastest-selling family of planes, with more than 5,000 orders placed to date from about 100 customers. © Utkarsh Thakkar / @vimanspotter (Boeing 737-800 NG) Please keep in mind, the affected plane is Boeing 737 MAX 8 and is different from 737 NG Family (737-700/800/900). The latter has been flying for more than two decades and has a spotless track record. The 737-800 is the primary workhorse of Jet Airways and Spicejet in India.
  3. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed soon after taking off on Sunday morning from Addis Ababa killing 157 people onboard. The plane was enroute Nairobi, Kenya and last contact was six minutes after take-off. The flight was operated by a Boeing 737 MAX 8 and the aircraft was delivered to the airline just a few months ago. Aviation is considered to be among the safest industries for decades and the crash of a brand new jet is alarming. Just five months back, another 737 MAX 8 operating for Lion Air crashed into the sea off the island of Java shortly after take-off, killing all 189 people onboard. Two crashes of the same jet within a short span has gotten everyone worried and Boeing, along with local regulators are scrambling to find answers. © Reuters Boeing's safety record is now under serious threat and with hundreds of MAX 8's flying all over the globe, airlines aren't keen on operating them until proper investigations are completed. The circumstances of the two crashes remain under investigation, and Boeing has presented no evidence to suggest the two disasters are linked. The similarities may be a coincidence. Ethiopian Airlines has grounded its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet until further notice. The airline has a reputation for being one of the best airlines in Africa. It has a good safety record and the newest fleet of planes on the continent. © Utkarsh Thakkar / @vimanspotter (Ethiopian Airlines A350 in Mumbai) In India, Jet Airways and Spicejet operate the MAX 8 and Spicejet is operating them normally (13 in fleet) based on the schedule. Jet Airways is undergoing a period of financial instability and FlightRadar24 suggests it has temporarily stopped operating them (5 in fleet) for weeks due to payment issues with lessors. The narrow-body Boeing 737 has been a workhorse on short- and medium-haul flights for decades. Thousands of 737 NG (737-700/800/900) continue to fly with a spotless track record. The MAX 8 is an improved version with better engines and increased cabin comfort. The planemaker is expected to build 59 MAX 8's every month this year. Jet Airways has ordered 225 of these, followed by Spicejet at 200. © Utkarsh Thakkar / @vimanspotter India's aviation regulator DGCA has sought information from Boeing after the Sunday crash. "A Boeing 737 Max aircraft flown by Ethiopian Airlines has crashed. Our two airlines (Jet Airways and SpiceJet having these aircraft) and DGCA officials are in touch with Boeing for information. Further safety measures shall follow that," DGCA chief B S Bhullar, told the Times of India. China's civil aviation regulator has ordered all Chinese airlines to suspend commercial operations of MAX 8. Chinese airlines currently operate 96 MAX 8's. No other country has grounded the aircraft completely yet, but airlines say they are closely working with Boeing and monitoring their fleet.
  4. Fashion pervades everything. However, sometimes, when it does cross a line (which is often, due to its omnipresence, because of its very nature), sentiments can be hurt easily. Especially when ultra-sensitive elements such as religion or nationalism is concerned, emotions can run high because even unintentional things can be perceived to be deliberate. The latest example of this is the curious case of Nike being boycotted, and several petitions being signed because it allegedly wrote the word 'Allah' on the sole of its Air Max 270 shoes. © Sneakernews © NY Post Thousands of Muslim customers signed an online petition asking to boycott Nike because the logo on the sole of Air Max 270s allegedly invokes the name of God. When turned upside down, a part of the logo looks like the word 'Allah' written in Arabic - which of course will be trampled on, soiled, and kicked because of being on the sole of a shoe. © Sneakernews A customer named Saiqa Noreen launched the petition because according to her, it is 'outrageous and appaling' to have Allah's name inscribed on a shoe sole. More than 34,000 have people signed the petition. © Sneakernews Nike, however, has asserted that the resemblance was unintentional and that it did not mean to offend any religious sentiments whatsoever. Interestingly, Nike had experienced it in the past as well, when it got embroiled in a similar controversy in 1997, regarding the pattern of its flames. © Sneakernews All we can do is, blink.
  5. Lenovo has been out of the smartphone game for a while, especially since the company's 2018 portfolio looks less than impressive. But that all will seem to change with Lenovo's latest offering that will turn some heads in the coming months. The smartphone in question is the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT that has some stellar specifications and even a greater design. © Lenovo The first thing you will notice is the display with zero bezels. Lenovo has opted to use a similar sliding design as the Honor Magic 2 where the front-facing camera and the earpiece is hidden in the body. The selfie camera and the earpiece will slide up whenever a user requires to use it. The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT will also be one of the first few smartphones that will have Qualcomm's 855 processor under the hood. The only other smartphone to feature the new chipset is probably going to be the OnePlus 7. The Z5 Pro GT is taking the game up a notch though as it will have 12 GB of RAM. That's the most amount of RAM we've ever seen on a smartphone yet. © Lenovo At launch, the Z5 Pro GT will come with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with support for Android 9.0 Pie in the near future. Lenovo's move to launch a smartphone in 2019 with Android Oreo is definitely disappointing however we don't know yet how Android 9.0 Pie performs in tandem with the Qualcomm's new chipset. In terms of display, the Z5 Pro GT has a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 Full HD. The smartphone has a 3,350 mAh battery powering it which is more than enough for full day use. The primary camera at the back has a dual lens setup with a 16-megapixel primary lens and a 24-megapixel secondary lens. There are also two front-facing camera lenses i.e. a 16-megapixel primary lens coupled with an 8-megapixel infrared lens for facial recognition. The Z5 Pro GT also has an in-display fingerprint sensor that can be used as an alternative way to unlock the smartphone. © Lenovo The smartphone will available to purchase in China from January 15th with two variants. The 6GB RAM version with 128GB of internal storage will cost 2,698 yuan (Rs 27,500 Approx). The 12GB RAM variant with 512GB storage will be way costlier as it will retail for 4,398 yuan (Rs 45,000 Approx). As of now, it isn't certain whether the smartphone will see a release in India but keep a lookout for MenXP Tech for more news on the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT.
  6. At the launch of the iPhone XS Max and XS, Apple claimed that the new smartphones can last up to 1.5 hours longer than it's predecessor. A recent test carried out by a YouTuber revealed that the iPhone XS Max can outlast most rival flagship phones when it comes to battery life. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The test was conducted by YouTuber MrWhoseTheBoss, where four phones were tested for battery life. The test included Apple's iPhone XS Max, Samsung's Galaxy Note 9, Google Pixel 3 XL and the Sony Xperia XZ3. To put things into perspective, the iPhone XS Max has a 3,174 mAh battery which was revealed from a regulatory filing. It is smaller than the smartphones it was put against, as the Galaxy Note 9 has a 4,000 mAh battery, the Pixel 3 XL has a 3,430 mAh battery and the Xperia XZ3 has a 3,300 mAh battery. © YouTube Even though the iPhone XS Max has a smaller battery life, it still managed to last longer than all of the other smartphones in question. In the test, all four phones ran a series of applications and games that would simulate everyday use on the smartphones. It was revealed that the Sony XZ3 was the first to die in a matter of three hours. Google Pixel 3 XL managed to survive for five hours and 20 minutes at which point the iPhone XS Max still had 11 per cent left. The Note 9 managed to last the longest at six hours and three minutes while the iPhone XS Max managed to last a few minutes longer. © YouTube It is worthy to point out that the Note 9 is capable of lasting longer than the iPhone XS Max only when the resolution is kept at default settings. The iPhone XS Max runs at a resolution of 2688×1242 which is higher than the Galaxy Note 9 (1080p). In order to run a fair test, the YouTuber cranked up the Galaxy Note 9's resolution to the maximum i.e. 2960×1440 to replicate similar testing conditions. If you're interested to watch the test for yourself, you can always check out the video by MrWhoseTheBoss below:
  7. Ever since the iPhone XS and XS Max launched, the smartphone is being tested for various features. One of those features that were tested is the dual camera setup on the iPhone XS Max. DxOMark, a digital camera testing lab just classified the iPhone XS Max as one of the best mobile cameras ever tested. What should be pointed out is that the iPhone XS Max was not able to secure the top spot which is being occupied by Huawei's P20 Pro. © Apple The Huawei P20 Pro scored a 110 score which is just a tab bit higher than the iPhone XS Max that scored 105 in the same test. DxO engineers passed their judgement on the iPhone XS Max based on over 1,500 images and at least two hours of video. The test included capturing images in every environment and lighting condition. If you're interested in reading the full report, you can read DxO's analysis here. iPhone XS Max Camera Specifications Dual-camera setup 12Mp main camera with 1/2.55″ sensor (1.4µm pixels) and six-element f/1.8-aperture lens, 26mm equivalent focal length 12Mp secondary 2x tele-camera with 1/3.4″ sensor (1.0µm pixels) and six-element f/2.4-aperture lens, 52mm equivalent focal length Optical image stabilization on both lenses Phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) Quad-LED dual-tone flash 4K video at 30/60 fps, 1080p at up to 240 fps In DxO's test summary, the report had this to say “If we had to pick one aspect of the camera that could be improved, it's zoom performance,” the DxOMark report summary said. “While zoom has been slightly improved compared to last year's iPhone X, the iPhone XS Max zoom images showcase luminance noise and less detail than some high-end rivals, such as the Huawei P20 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.” © DxOMark DxOMark said that the iPhone XS Max had excellent video quality with a wide dynamic range in bright light. It had “spot on” exposure in outdoor images and the Portrait Mode had “very good subject isolation.” The iPhone XS Max performed exceptionally well apart from a few key areas where it could not beat the P20 Pro. Huawei may just use this report to troll Apple as the Chinese company has been doing so ever since the iPhone XS' launch. Recently, Huawei gave out power banks to Apple fans waiting in line for the iPhone XS and it seems like Huawei may just continue the dissing after this report.
  8. Last year, Apple completely redesigned its flagship phone with the iPhone X and this year, the company double downed on the design. Apple introduced three new phones with the same design ethos but one has the largest screen on an iPhone ever. The new smartphones are powered by Apple's A12 Bionic Chipset and have better photography than ever before. All of which come with a premium price tag that may not sit well with everyone. We got the iPhone XS and XS Max to review and here's what we think about Apple's latest offerings: Design Language © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla When Apple unveiled the iPhone X, every smartphone company simply copied the design and started offering it on every smartphone. Apple has continued to implement the same design on the iPhone XS and XS Max. The larger smartphone carries more weight and offers a distinct took as the design has more or less remained unchanged. Apple did, however, introduce a new Gold colour that isn't jarring and easy on the eye. I'm not a big fan of Gold smartphones, but Apple outdid themselves this time and made the Gold version look sexy. Apart from the aesthetics, there are a few upgrades that are a first on an iPhone. The iPhone XS and XS Max are now IP68 water and dust resistant. It can stay submerged under water up to two meters in depth for a period of 30 minutes. It can also withstand accidental spills such as coffee, beer and other harmful liquids. The iPhone XS and XS Max also have extremely good stereo speakers. Its crisper, louder and can also pan sound from left to right effectively. You can notice the difference in sound when you watch an HDR video as we did during our briefing session. It's needless to say that you would be better off to purchase a smartphone case to protect your smartphone. Even though Apple is using a tougher Gorilla Glass, it is still prone to micro scratches that you may want to avoid. Display © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla This year the iPhone comes in two sizes i.e. with a 5.8-inch display while the XS Max sports a 6.5-inch display. If you are a fan of a smaller form factor like the classic iPhones, the XS will be the perfect smartphone for you. Having said that, we prefer the iPhone XS Max thanks to its massive screen and better viewing experience. Earlier, users would opt for the bigger iPhone because of the dual camera setup, however, the iPhone XS Max offers the same specifications as the iPhone XS apart from a larger battery. The 6.5-inch display on the iPhone XS is noticeably larger and can sometimes be difficult to access the control centre and notification panel from the top. However, the display itself is extremely vivid and bright which makes viewing videos and playing games an absolute delight. In fact, the iPhone XS Max even beat the Galaxy Note 9's screen in almost every parameter. The screen has HDR10 support and Dolby Vision which makes it even more worthy of an investment. The iPhone XS Max is almost the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus but offers more real estate on the screen thanks to the notch design. Apart from having a larger screen, the iPhone XS Max also offers some software tweaks to make it a more fluid experience. The new UI features make it easier for users to see more on the screen when you switch to landscape mode. It is quite reminiscent of the iPad iOS version, as once you switch the orientation, you can see more details in apps like Calendar, Safari and Mail. It's not all rosy though, as some caveats were noticed in the larger iPhone. For example, even though there is more screen space, you can only arrange the same number of apps on the home screen as the iPhone X/XS. Apple could have also shown the actual battery percentage on the top right corner due to the fact we have more room. Other issues involve with apps not being optimised for the larger iPhone XS Max. There aren't many apps that have an issue with the new resolution, however, there are some that need more fine-tuning. Performance The iPhone XS and XS Max are both powered by Apple's proprietary A12 Bionic chip clocked at 2.5 GHz. It has a noticeable performance upgrade from its predecessors and has double the improvement in the GPU. Both smartphones load up apps faster than before and are also faster when it comes to multitasking. You can swipe between apps without any glitches and performs better than the A11 Chip on the iPhone X. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Talking about Face ID, the iPhone XS and XS Max work the same way when setting up as the iPhone X. It scans your entire face and head so that it can accurately track every inch of your face. FaceID is now faster and more accurate than the iPhone X as we don't have to adjust our face any more. It unlocks fast even in low-low-light conditions which are a great feat, considering you don't have a fingerprint sensor anymore. Face ID also assists when you switch phones from an older iPhone. If you've stored your passwords in the iCloud password keychain, you will be able to login to each and every app without even typing your details. It has made switching to the new iPhone a breeze and is probably one of the most underrated features you will come across. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Coming to the processor's performance, the iPhone XS Max and XS more or less performed the same. During the course of our review, the iPhone XS Max and XS scored an impressive 4817 in the single-core test while it scored 11453 on the multi-core test on Geekbench 4. That's faster than the current fastest Android smartphone i.e. OnePlus 6. What's impressive is that iPhone XS/XS Max was able to achieve this score with half the RAM. This proves that it's not only about the specifications but also about how the software is fine-tuned with the goods under the hood. The A12 bionic chips' neural engine is where it all makes the difference, the new chipset can conduct 5 trillion operations per second, while its predecessor could only do 600 billion per second. Battery Life When it comes to battery life, iPhones generally tend to have smaller batteries when you compare it its competition. That's because it doesn't need a bigger battery thanks to the operating system and the efficiency of the A12 Bionic chip. The iPhone XS has a 2658 mAh battery while the XS Max has 3174 mAh battery. Both support fast charging, however, you will need to buy it separately. It is essential in 2018 as both smartphones take a considerable time to get fully charged. Both iPhones do have smaller batteries compared to the last generation but they do last longer than the previous iPhones, at least by 40 minutes. The smartphones would last up to 16 hours on a full charge where it involved us using the smartphone for heavy messaging, navigation, photography and gaming. The XS and XS Max both support Qi wireless charging so you can use any QI certified wireless charger to juice up your phone. Camera Performance © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The iPhone XS and XS Max have an identical vertical dual camera setup as the iPhone X but Apple has made some upgrades inside. The primary 12-MP sensor is larger i.e. 1.4-micron pixels to be specific, while the secondary 12-MP telephoto sensor remains the same. The fact that the sensor on the primary lens is bigger, it can let in more light when capturing images. This results in better and clearer low light images. Apple also introduces Smart HDR which is available exclusively on the new iPhones. This feature basically takes multiple shots and combines both underexposed and overexposed images to give you the best result. This is all possible because of the new A12 Bionic chip. The feature is enabled by default in the camera app which you can turn off if you want to take pictures manually. Portrait mode has also improved as it is capable of taking better bokeh sots. This time, however, you can also adjust the degree of the blur after you've taken a portrait image. It's not the first time we've seen this, as Samsung offered this feature on the Galaxy S8 last year. What's cool with Apple's Portrait mode is that you can change the blur from f/4.5 lens all the way to f/1.4 Here are a few samples of the images we took with the iPhone XS and XS Max in both low light and well lit scenarios: View this post on Instagram Shots using the #iPhoneXSMax and #iPhoneXS A post shared by Akshay Bhalla (@editorinchief) on Oct 1, 2018 at 1:18am PDT The Final Say © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Apple's new smartphones feel, look and perform great. The company has delivered a flagship phone that actually delivers what it promises. We would have liked to see a longer lasting battery and an actual bundled fast charger. The screen on both XS and XS Max are amongst the best and are coupled with outstanding stereo speakers. Having said that, the iPhone XS and XS Max do have a hefty price tag in India that may not be in everybody's reach. However, if you are looking for a worthy investment, we feel you should invest in the iPhone XS Max.
  9. The iPhone XS and XS Max will be available for Indian users to buy from today from 6:00 PM onwards. Users can buy the new iPhones on both online and offline platforms. The iPhone XS is exorbitantly priced in India and starts with a price tag of Rs 1,09,900. Customers can buy the new phone via Flipkart, jio.com and the Airtel Online Store. Since these smartphones cost a small fortune, retailers have come out with attractive offers for buyers that include cash-back options and EMI plans. © Twitter Here are the prices of the new iPhones, in case you plan on buying them today: . iPhone XS (64GB): Rs. 99,900 . iPhone XS (256GB): Rs. 1,14,900 . iPhone XS (512GB): Rs. 1,34,900 . iPhone XS Max (64GB): Rs. 1,09,900 . iPhone XS Max (256GB): Rs 1,24,900 . iPhone XS Max (512GB): Rs. 1,44,900 Deals: © Reuters If you're looking to save additional money, you can avail offers from various outlets. The Airtel Online Store is offering a 5 per cent cashback on online orders if you use Citi Bank or Axis Bank credit cards. You can either avail a 12-month or 24-month EMI option. You can have the iPhone XS either delivered to your home or arrange a pickup at your nearby Airtel Store. On Flipkart, you can avail other rewards such as an exchange offer that will save you up to Rs. 13,500 on any of the new iPhone models. If you pre-order on Flipkart using an RBL Bank credit cards, HDFC Bank credit card or an Axis Credit Card, customers can get a five per cent discount. If you prefer to buy on EMI, offers start at Rs 4,149 per month. The iPhone XS and XS Max come with a 5.8-inch screen and 6.5-inch screen respectively. All models are powered by Apple's proprietary A12 Bionic chip and come with a dual camera system. Both primary camera lenses have a 12MP sensor with f/1.8 wide angle lens and the second lens has an aperture of f/2.4. Both models come with iOS 12 out of the box. Will you be buying the iPhone XS or the iPhone XS Max? Let us know in the comment section below.
  10. Now that Apple has made the switch to OLED screens on their flagship devices, Samsung and Apple compete for the top spot when it comes to screen quality. Earlier, Apple would only use LCD screens for their devices and rule their category while Samsung would rule the OLED category. Since the iPhone X, Apple and Samsung have been battling it out for the DisplayMate title of the best smartphone display. © Reuters The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have defeated the Galaxy Note 9 for the DisplayMate throne a month after it was awarded to Samsung. Apple's iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy devices compete for the top spot while other OEMs have managed to also get the top spot. Having said that, in recent years, the top spot has only been contested by Samsung and Apple. The iPhone XS Max's screen has made a major improvement over Apple's first OLED device i.e. the iPhone X. DisplayMate grades a smartphones colour accuracy and classified the iPhone XS Max as “Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect” and gave it a score of 0.8 JNCD (Just Noticeable Color Differences). It was given using the DCI-P3 colour gamut that is used for 4K UHD TVs. The iPhone XS Max also has one of the lowest reflectance scores at 4.7%. © Apple When compared to the Galaxy Note 9, the devices scored 0.5 JNCD colour accuracy. Even the brightness on the iPhone XS Max was higher as it scored 725 nits on the home screen. The Galaxy Note 9 scored only 710 nits under special circumstances and settings. Having said that, the Galaxy Note 9 still has a better score when it comes to screen reflectance and has a score of 4.4%.
  11. Apple has finally announced the three iPhones that were rumoured all year and it seems like everything that was rumoured, has almost come true. The new smartphones don't have any major changes but the smartphones do have upgrades that will make the new iPhones better and faster than ever before. Here are some features we love on the upcoming iPhones this year: Bigger, Better Screens © YouTube The new Super Retina displays on the new iPhones will pack more pixels than its predecessor and also offer 60 per cent more dynamic range. The iPhone XS will sport the same 5.8-inch OLED display while the XS Max will have a massive 6.5-inch display that will have 3.3 million pixels. Massive Storage © Apple For the very first time, Apple will not be offering an iPhone that will have 512 GB internal storage. That is more than enough to store thousands of pictures, music, videos and apps. It does cost a bomb for this variant, however, we feel it will be a worthy investment. Improved Cameras © Apple iPhones are touted to have one of the best smartphone cameras and it seems like Apple will be offering some major upgrades in this department. The iPhone XS and XS Max will have the same vertical camera setup as the iPhone X. It will have a 12MP wide-angle camera and a telephoto lens. Having said that, the new iPhones will have better and more powerful sensors that will be able to take clearer pictures in low light environments. The selfie camera has a 2x faster sensor and better red-eye reduction thanks to the A12 bionic chipset. The A12 Bionic Chip © Apple We all know Apple makes some of the best chipsets for the iPhone and the A12 bionic processor is no exception. The SoC is a 7nm chip that has an “8-core dedicated machine-learning engine to analyse neural network data” According to Apple, it can process 5 trillion operations per second which is major leap when compared to the A11's 600 billion operations per second. This will enable apps to open 30 per cent faster while using less power. Improved Portrait Shots © Apple Thanks to iOS 12, you will now be able to adjust the level of blur in your portrait shots. We've seen this feature before on the Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9 and other Samsung smartphones, however, it is always great to see this feature make it to iPhones. Users will be able to adjust the depth of field in a picture after it has been taken. Better Water Resistance The iPhone XS and XS Max now have a water resistance of IP68, which means the smartphone is now dust-proof and can remain submerged under water up to 2 meters for 30 minutes. That's a major improvement of previous iPhone's IP67 rating. Dual Sim © Apple The iPhone XS and XS max will also have dual-SIM technology where it will use one physical SIM card and one eSIM. Apple calls it the Dual Sim Dual Standby (DSDS) and will essentially allow users to use two phone numbers at the same time. This is probably the most requested feature by users in India and China and we finally see this feature making a debut on Apple devices.
  12. Apple has unveiled the new iPhones last night and while we are super excited to get our hands on them, it has silently given us another pinch. The trillion-dollar company will no longer be shipping the tiny headphone dongles with the new iPhones. If you want one, you'll have to buy it. Apple included a spare dongle in the boxes of the iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, and 7 Plus phones, but the brand doesn't want to be this generous anymore. This change not only affects the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR, but also the older iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 variants. © BCCL The company was among the first to remove the 3.5mm jack from the phones starting with the iPhone 7, as it aimed to push sales of the new wireless AirPods. The removal of the popular port in itself has been controversial, but users slowly found peace with moving on to the lightning port. It was Apple's decision to skip the port, so everyone expected Apple to provide an alternate route. Apple is still selling the headphone adapter on its website for its usual US$ 9 (Rs 650). It's infuriating to see Apple skip such a tiny yet helpful accessory, especially when the customer needs to shell out at least US$ 749 (Rs 76,000 in India) for the starting variant of the not-so-cheap iPhone XR. © Apple Apple is known for this over the years though, the company also removed the essential USB-A port from its MacBook Pro lineup, forcing people to move onto USB-C and Thunderbolt. But, a plethora of accessories out there are still on the mainstream USB-A format, so you'd end up with a ton of dongles that have to be purchased separately (obviously)! Unfortunately, Apple feels two years are enough for users to move on and adapt themselves with wireless AirPods or something similar. This expectation is funny given the company conveniently decided to skip the AirPower wireless charging mat at yesterday's launch. AirPower was unveiled last year along with the iPhone X and was expected to launch in 2018, but we've almost reached the end of the year and there's no word on it. © Apple So, Apple can choose to skip and completely forget its own products that focus on the future of wireless, but expects us to always remember, "Future is wireless!" Source: The Verge
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