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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition): Everything you need to know (On sale!)

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Today, Samsung took the wraps off its newest smartphone in the flagship Galaxy S series: the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (the ‘FE’ stands for “Fan Edition”). As the name implies, this phone offers what Samsung considers to be the most important features that Galaxy S fans want.

Related: Samsung phones buyer’s guide: Everything you need to know

While fans will find most of their desired specs and features here, Samsung is also leaving out several premium aspects of the main Galaxy S20 series, which results in a lowered price.

Below, you’ll find everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition. We will keep this article up-to-date if Samsung announces any newer info or big changes.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: What is it?

The Galaxy S20 FE is sort of like a “greatest hits” of the Galaxy S20 series. It offers the features that Samsung thinks its fans want the most while leaving out the features that fans either don’t care about or would gladly do without if it lowered the price.

With that in mind, the usual Galaxy S features are all here: a flagship processor, expandable storage, an IP68 rating, a big AMOLED display, wireless charging, Wireless PowerShare, and a triple-lens rear camera.

Related: Samsung Galaxy S20 buyer’s guide | Galaxy S20 FE hands-on

In addition to the usual specs and features, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE also comes in a slew of colors, many of which are new to the Galaxy S family.

However, Samsung also reduced or removed several features and design elements. There’s less RAM, a “glasstic” back, a reduced display resolution, and a weaker overall camera system. There’s also no headphone jack, which is unfortunate.

Who is it for?

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE in hand 1

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Samsung’s marketing makes it clear that it is gunning for a younger audience with the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. The reduced price, colorways, and provided promotional images all scream “hip, young Millennials.”

That being said, you don’t need to be under 30 to enjoy this phone. It offers pretty much all the core features of the main Galaxy S line at a much more affordable price. For some buyers, this phone might actually improve upon the primary line, such as offering a flat display panel, the use of an optical fingerprint sensor instead of an ultrasonic one, and those new fun colorways.

It’s clear that Samsung is gunning for Millennial buyers with this phone, but anyone can enjoy it.

Samsung is also offering the same three years of Android updates the primary Galaxy S phones get. That means you should see Android 11, Android 12, and possibly even Android 13.

In general, this phone is for anyone who wants a terrific smartphone in the Galaxy S line but doesn’t want to spend over $ 1,000 to get one.

What are the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE features?

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE in hand 2

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Once again, Samsung is going after Millennials with this new device, so the core features cater to what that market wants. That means the camera, battery life, and gaming-centric features.

On the back of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, you’ll find a triple-lens camera system, arranged in a familiar-looking module. The primary shooter is a 12MP wide-angle lens with optical image stabilization (OIS). Flanking that are a 12MP ultra-wide and an 8MP telephoto. That last one has a 3x optical zoom with 30x digital “Space Zoom.”

Most of the features here are lifted directly from the flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note phones.

There are also a ton of software features for the camera. There’s Night Hyperlapse which allows you to take some cool cityscape shots. There’s the Single Take feature from the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines that takes up to 10 photos from a 15-second video. Finally, there’s a feature called My Filter that allows you to extract a color filter from one of your photos. You can save up to 99 of these custom filters.

The battery in the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is pretty big at 4,500mAh. That’s the same size as the one in the Galaxy S20 Plus and 500mAh bigger than the one in the vanilla Galaxy S20. There’s wireless charging and reverse wireless charging, too. Unfortunately, the adapter that comes with the phone only maxes out at 15W of charging speeds. However, you can buy a 25W charger separately and the phone will support that faster speed.

Finally, the 120Hz display refresh rate can be on at all times since the phone maxes out at a 1080p resolution. In addition, there’s a 240Hz touch response rate, which automatically turns on during gameplay. This might give you an edge up on the competition.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE specs

  Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
Display 6.5-inch flat Super AMOLED
Infinity-O cutout, centered
FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080) resolution
407ppi
120Hz refresh rate
HDR 10+
Gorilla Glass 3 cover
CPU 5G models:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

4G models:
Samsung Exynos 990

GPU 5G models:
Adreno 650

4G models:
Arm Mali-G77 MP11

RAM 6GB LPDDR5
Storage 128GB internal
UFS 3.0
microSD support up to 1TB
Power 4,500mAh battery
15W wired charging (in-box adapter)
25W wired charging (add’l adapter needed)
15W wireless charging
Wireless PowerShare
Cameras Rear:

12MP wide-angle
Dual-Pixel, OIS
ƒ1.8, 1/1.76in, 1.8μm

12MP ultra-wide
ƒ2.2, 1/3.06in, 1.12μm

8MP telephoto
3x optical zoom, OIS
30x digital “Space Zoom”
ƒ2.4, 1/4.4in, 1.0μm

Front:

32MP (binned to 8MP)
ƒ2.2, 1/2.8in, 0.8μm

Durability IP68 rated
1.5m water depth for 30 min.
Security Optical in-display fingerprint
Connectivity 5G support (both sub-6GHz and mmWave)
802.11ax/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
USB-C with USB 3.2 speeds
NFC and MST
Samsung Dex support
Audio Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos support
No headphone jack
OS Android 10
Dimensions and weight 74.5 x 159.8 x 8.4mm
190g
Colors Cloud Navy, Cloud Red, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Mint, Cloud White, Cloud Orange

Competition and alternatives

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Box

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The most obvious alternatives to the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE are the phones in the main Galaxy S20 line. Those phones will offer most of the same features while either adding in more or improving them. Of course, they will cost more — a lot more. The lowest-tier Galaxy S20 device has a list price that is $ 300 more expensive than this one.

Another alternative would be the vanilla OnePlus 8. That phone offers a lot of the same specs at the exact same price. However, the OnePlus 8 does not feature wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, or an IP68 rating.

Related: The best Samsung phones you can get right now

Finally, you can’t forget about last year’s Galaxy flagships. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is still a terrific phone and offers a handful of better specs (higher resolution display, more RAM, etc.). With that one, though, you’ll lose out on 5G support and a high refresh rate display.

The bottom line is that there aren’t too many phones at this price point that offer a similar set of features. This phone might be the “Goldilocks” device for some 2020 buyers.

Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

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The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is now on sale.

In the United States, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE costs $ 699 and comes exclusively in a 5G model. You can get it unlocked from Samsung and other retailers, or head to your carrier’s store to grab one. In the case of Verizon, it carries an exclusive variant of the phone called the Galaxy S20 FE 5G UW (seriously).

In the United Kingdom, there is a 5G variant and a 4G-only variant. The 5G model costs £699 (~$ 890) while the 4G-only model costs £599 (~$ 763). Similarly, in Europe, the 4G-only Galaxy S20 FE starts at €659 (~$ 769) while the 5G version costs €759 (~$ 886).

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE All the best features of the Galaxy S20 series at a lower price
If you don’t mind cutting a few corners, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (which stands for “Fan Edition”) might be the phone you are looking for. It offers most of the flagship specs and features of the Galaxy S20 family but trims things down to keep the price low.

Whether in the US or the UK, the 5G models all come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. In the UK, the 4G-only model comes with the Exynos 990 chipset.

Regardless of where you live, all buyers get four months of YouTube Premium for free. That offer is open through the end of October.

Top Samsung Galaxy S20 FE questions and answers

Q: Does the Galaxy S20 FE support 5G?
A: Yes and no. In the US, there are only 5G models, and they support both mmWave and sub-6GHz connections (except for the Verizon model, which only supports mmWave). In the UK, there are 5G models and 4G-only models, so be sure you’re buying the correct version!

Q: Does the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition have a headphone jack?
A: No. As with all the phones in the main Galaxy S20 line, there isn’t a 3.5mm port on the Fan Edition.

Q: Does the S20 FE support wireless charging?
A: Yes. It will charge at a rate of 15W. It also supports reverse wireless charging, which allows you to charge your smartwatch or earbuds with your phone.

Q: Does the S20 FE have a microSD card slot?
A: Yes, it can support a card with up to 1TB of storage.

Q: Does the device have stereo speakers?
A: Yes, and they are tuned by AKG and support Dolby Atmos.

Q: What colors are available?
A: There are a lot of colors. You can get the phone in Cloud Navy (blue), Cloud Red, Cloud Lavender (purple), Cloud Mint (green), Cloud White, and Cloud Orange.

Q: What’s in the box with the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE?
A: You’ll find the Galaxy S20 FE, a 15W power supply, a USB-C cable, a SIM tool, and the usual paperwork. The Galaxy S20 FE will also support 25W wired charging, but you’ll need to buy an additional adapter to experience those speeds.


That’s everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. We’ll keep this post updated with any new info as soon as we have it.


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Google Pixel 5 buyer’s guide: Everything you need to know

The Google Pixel 5 is finally official and we have all the details. In this Google Pixel 5 buyer’s guide, we’ve got the info you’ll need to make a smart purchase decision and we answer your frequently asked questions.

Editor’s note: We’ll regularly update this Pixel 5 guide with more tips, resources, and details, so stay tuned.

Google Pixel 5 at a glance

Google Pixel 5 Google’s first 5G smartphone
The Google Pixel 5 may not be the high-end Pixel we were expecting, but it’s a pretty compelling mid-range option. Google is going back to basics with the Pixel 5, ditching higher-end features like face recognition and the quirky Motion Sense gestures.

The Pixel 5 was announced on September 30, 2020 at Google’s Launch Night In event. This is Google’s top-end phone of 2020 and it’s a great option if you want:

  • A more affordable 5G phone with some flagship-level features
  • A great camera experience
  • A smaller-than-typical size
  • Quality software and guaranteed updates

The Pixel 5 costs $ 699 in the US, where it’s available in only one size, two colors, and one storage configuration. It competes with the LG Velvet, the OnePlus 8, OnePlus Nord (outside the US), the Samsung Galaxy A71, the Galaxy S20 FE, and a slew of other upper mid-range to flagship 5G phones.

You should avoid the Pixel 5 if you want:

  • The best performance possible in a phone
  • Two-day battery life or more
  • The best zoom capabilities

Further reading: The best Google products

Is the Google Pixel 5 worth buying?

The $ 699 Google Pixel 5 looks like a great phone on paper in North America, with brands like Realme and Xiaomi not a factor on the continent. But it still seems like a good purchase in general if you want a 5G phone with brisk updates and flagship-style features but don’t want to pay 2020 flagship money.

In saying so, Google’s Pixel phones have previously suffered from hardware problems, while Pixel spec sheets traditionally tend to be pretty anemic compared to phones from other brands. Those on the hunt for the most bang for their buck or the most reliable phone should keep this in mind.

In the case of the spec sheet, the Pixel 4 was arguably the least impressive flagship of 2019, packing a small battery and lacking a triple rear camera setup seen on rival phones. For the Pixel 5, it looks like Google has beefed things up in some ways, but not in others.

What other AA readers think of the Google Pixel 5

This marks the first time that Google ditches flagship silicon for its high-end Pixels, adopting an upper mid-range Snapdragon 765G processor. Is this a no-go for Android Authority readers though? Well, over 1,600 readers took our poll back in June, with almost 57% saying it wasn’t a dealbreaker.

Pixel 5 mid range chipset poll results

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This suggested that Android Authority readers were willing to overlook the lack of top-end power if the Pixel 5 delivered in other areas (e.g. pricing and extra features).

Earlier this week, we also asked readers whether the then-rumored price tag for the Pixel 5 was worth it. This question was asked prior to specs and other features being disclosed by Google. As of writing, the most popular choice was “it’s a bit expensive but worth it for a Pixel.” Check out the results below.

Pixel 5 worth it poll results

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Just over 25% of readers said that the phone is outright overpriced. But between respondents wanting to see the spec sheet, those who think it’s a bargain, and those who think it’s worth it for a Pixel, it looks like Google might have landed on a solid price.

Google Pixel 5 specs

The Google Pixel 5 isn’t going to win any awards for sheer horsepower, but the phone still brings quite a few features to the table anyway. Check out our Google Pixel 5 specs overview below.

  Google Pixel 5
Display 6-inch OLED
2,340 x 1,080 resolution
19.5:9 aspect ratio
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
2x Cortex-A76
6x Cortex-A55
GPU Adreno 620
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
No microSD slot
Cameras Rear:

Main:
12.2MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixels, optical + electronic image stabilization

Secondary:
16MP, f/2.2, 1 micron pixel, ultra-wide (107 degree FoV)

Front:
8MP sensor, f/2.0, 1.12µm pixels, fixed focus, 83-degree field-of-view

Headphone jack No
Battery 4,080mAh
18W charging
Wireless charging
IP rating IP68
Software Android 11

What should you expect from the Pixel 5 camera?

Google Pixel 5 cameras

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The Pixel 5 adopts the same 12MP IMX363 main camera we’ve seen on several generations of Pixels now, including the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4a. If anything, we’re expecting software to make the difference when shooting via this main camera.

The secondary camera is a completely different story though, as Google has eschewed the Pixel 4 line’s 16MP telephoto camera in favor of a 16MP ultra-wide shooter. This new camera means you can capture many scenes without having to take a few steps back, such as cityscapes, landscapes, and groups of people. But what does this mean for the phone’s zoom capabilities?

Google touted its Super Res Zoom solution on the Pixel 3, using super resolution algorithms and more to deliver hybrid zoom that was better than traditional digital zoom. However, results still fell short of phones with dedicated telephoto lenses, especially when going beyond 2x or 3x shots. The Pixel 4 then introduced the 2x telephoto camera, and this allowed for a big step up in quality at short range zoom levels, while also delivering improved Super Res Zoom images up to 8x.

We’re expecting the Pixel 5 zoom quality to be something akin to the Pixel 3’s quality. Super Res Zoom without a telephoto lens should still produce fine results when taking 2x or 3x zoom shots. Nevertheless, check back here soon for our thoughts on the Pixel 5’s zoom abilities once we’ve had a go with it.

More on zoom: Don’t believe what smartphone manufacturers tell you about zoom

Google Night Sight Portrait Mode

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In addition, Google is giving HDR+ a “serious upgrade.” Google is introducing exposure bracketing on the Pixel 5 that should result in all-around clearer photos with the new wide-angle lens.

Night Sight, Google’s fantastic low-light camera mode, is also coming to portrait mode. Portrait Light is coming to portrait mode, too. You can add this effect to your portrait photos after you’ve taken a picture if your subject is too dark.

Google is finally focusing on video, at least a little bit. It’s adding three new stabilization modes to the Pixel 5: locked, active, and cinematic pan. The latter video mode “creates sweeping, dramatic Hollywood effects” through stabilizing and slowing down the motion of your video at 2x.

How is the Pixel 5 battery life?

We haven’t spent enough time with the Pixel 5 yet to answer this question, but we do know the phone packs a much bigger battery than the Pixel 4a and the Pixel 4. In fact, the Pixel 5 battery is over 1,000mAh bigger than the Pixel 4’s 2,800mAh pack.

The Pixel 5 does offer 5G connectivity, which consumes more power than 4G, but we’re still expecting longer battery life than the Pixel 4. Judging by the Pixel 4a’s good endurance with a 3,140mAh battery (6.5 to seven hours of screen-on time), we’re hoping that the Pixel 5 will be able to reach similar heights.

Google is also introducing extreme battery saver mode on the Pixel 5. This allows you to decide which apps you’d like to keep on while everything else is paused. Google says this will get you up to 48 hours of extra battery life.

Is the Pixel 5 fast enough?

One thing that’s a certainty is that the Pixel 5 is weaker than the Pixel 4 and other 2019 flagships (let alone 2020 flagships) when it comes to sheer CPU and graphical power. Our own Robert Triggs compared the Snapdragon 765G to 2020 and 2019 flagship silicon, and the results tell us a lot.

The CPU performance gap is pretty small between the Snapdragon 765G and the Snapdragon 855 when it comes to single-core performance. But the Snapdragon 855 streaks ahead when it comes to multi-core results, owing to it offering more heavyweight CPU cores. We also see a pretty big gap when it comes to graphical performance.

In other words, those wanting to play the most advanced games and emulators at a smooth framerate might want to buy a Snapdragon 865 or Snapdragon 855 phone. But the Pixel 5’s chipset should still deliver great performance in general and in most games.

Google Pixel 5 vs Pixel 4: What’s new?

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The Pixel 5 lacks two main features compared to the Pixel 4, and that’s the flagship silicon and Motion Sense/face unlock technology. We’ve already covered the chipset disparity, but the lack of Motion Sense and associated face unlock tech is pretty notable.

Motion Sense gestures weren’t to everyone’s liking, while face unlock has become less important than ever thanks to COVID-19. Google has however resurrected the rear fingerprint scanner, allowing you to unlock your phone while still wearing a mask. Furthermore, fingerprint unlock is supported by a ton of apps (unlike face unlock).

Otherwise, the Pixel 5 also sees RAM and base storage upgrades. Instead of the Pixel 4’s 6GB of RAM and 64GB of base storage (with an option for 128GB), you’ve got 8GB of RAM and 128GB as the sole option.

Moving to photography, Google has ditched the Pixel 4 family’s 16MP telephoto secondary camera in favor of a 16MP ultra-wide secondary shooter. It’s disappointing that Google didn’t offer a flexible triple rear camera setup, as we’ve seen from rival manufacturers. Nevertheless, we’re glad to see an ultra-wide rear camera on a Pixel, and Super Res Zoom should still deliver decent results at short range zoom factors.

We also see a battery capacity bump compared to the Pixel 4 series, leaping to 4,080mAh. Meanwhile, the Pixel 4 packs a 2,800mAh cell while the Pixel 4 XL offers a 3,700mAh battery. We’re guessing that endurance will be somewhere between the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL (owing to the Pixel 5’s 5G support), but hopefully it’s closer to the XL model.

The screen size falls in between the Pixel 4’s 5.8-inch panel and the XL’s 6.3-inch screen, coming in at 6-inches (19.5:9, 2,340 x 1,080). Much like the Pixel 4a though, the Pixel 5 packs a more modern punch-hole cutout instead of a bezel or notch.

What about the Google Pixel 4a 5G?

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Credit: Google

The cheaper Pixel 4a 5G has quite a bit in common with the Pixel 5. The biggest shared feature is the Snapdragon 765G chipset and associated 5G connectivity. You’re getting less RAM with the cheaper phone (6GB), but the common silicon means you can expect a similar level of performance on the whole.

Other common features include the same dual rear camera setup (normal and ultra-wide), 128GB of storage, and 18W wired charging. There are a few compromises to consider, though.

Read: The best 5G phones you can buy right now

The biggest cutback might be the 6.2-inch OLED screen, which lacks a high refresh rate compared to the 90Hz-toting Pixel 5. This might not be a dealbreaker for most, but those looking for a smoother, more responsive screen or upgrading from a phone with a high refresh rate panel already might be disappointed.

Other notable cutbacks include no wireless charging, no significant IP rating, a plastic back, and a slightly smaller battery  at 3,885mAh. Then again, the lack of a high refresh rate means that a small drop in battery size is understandable.

The Pixel 4a 5G will retail for $ 499, making it $ 200 cheaper than the Pixel 5. Is it worth splashing out that much more for the flagship? Well, that depends on what you want in a smartphone.

What are some good Google Pixel 5 alternatives?

Google Pixel 5 Google Store

Credit: Google

The Pixel 5 is a rather interesting proposition, packing upper mid-range power, a slightly cheaper price than current flagships, as well as premium features like an IP rating and wireless charging.

There are quite a few Pixel 5 alternatives though, but you’ll need to weigh up pricing, features, and regional availability when making a decision to buy one of them.

Here are some Pixel 5 alternatives you should consider:

  • Pixel 4a 5G ($ 499): The Pixel 4a 5G lacks features like water resistance, wireless charging, and a high refresh rate screen. But you’re getting 5G, the same processor, and that familiar stock Android. You’re also getting brisk updates by opting for this phone.
  • Apple iPhone 11 ($ 700): Don’t mind switching to iOS and can’t wait for the iPhone 12? Then the iPhone 11 might be for you. It packs a similar dual rear camera setup, plenty of power for smooth performance, water resistance, and wireless charging. There are a few features missing from the iPhone 11 though, such as 5G, a high refresh rate, OLED screen, and a fingerprint scanner.
  • OnePlus Nord (~$ 500): The OnePlus Nord is roughly $ 200 cheaper than the Pixel 5, but packs the same 5G processor, a 90Hz OLED screen, and a similar sized battery. It lacks wireless charging, water resistance, and stock Android, but delivers two selfie cameras (one for ultra-wide shots) and four rear cameras. We think two of these rear cameras are just there to increase the numbers, while the main and ultra-wide rear snappers aren’t exactly great. You can also pay up to $ 200 extra for the OnePlus 8 if you must have a OnePlus phone with top-end power, but the Nord delivers most of the overall experience anyway.
  • LG Velvet ($ 600): This might be one of the closest phones to the Pixel 5 in North America, aside from the Pixel 4a 5G. You’ve got a similar level of horsepower, 5G, a slightly bigger battery, and a similar price tag. The LG Velvet also sports an optional second screen case, wireless charging, water resistance and, unlike the Pixel 5, a headphone port. Just don’t expect fast updates, a high refresh rate, or class-leading photo quality.
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (~$ 700): Samsung’s latest S20 series phone ups the ante over the Pixel 5 by bringing proper flagship power, a 120Hz OLED screen, a bigger battery, and a flexible triple rear camera combo. It also delivers wireless charging and IP68 water resistance, as well as three years of OS updates. Looking for a cheaper Samsung phone as a Pixel 5 alternative? The Galaxy A71 is $ 100 cheaper than the S20 FE and costs $ 100 less than the Pixel. You’re missing out on a high refresh rate screen, wireless charging, and water resistance.
  • Realme X50 Pro (€600): Realme dropped its first 5G flagship in the first half of 2020, and it still makes for a very attractive proposition. A powerful Snapdragon 865 chipset, 90Hz OLED screen, flexible quad rear cameras, and a 4,200mAh battery with 65W charging make for a great combo. Unfortunately it lacks wireless charging and an IP rating. Realme isn’t quite on Google or Samsung’s level when it comes to update commitments either.

Should you buy the Google Pixel 5 now or wait?

Google tends to launch its flagship phones a few months before all eyes turn to the next-generation of smartphones, but the Pixel 5 is somewhat different in that it’s not playing a traditional specs war. Instead, Google is banking on the combination of software, pricing, and a few welcome hardware upgrades elsewhere to make for a compelling proposition.

Google also has a habit of dropping prices in the months after launch. If you’re not in immediate need of a phone, it might be worth waiting a month or two.

You should also ask yourself whether a high refresh rate screen, IP rating, and wireless charging are must-have features in a phone. If so, you can definitely do worse than the Pixel 5 for $ 699. If these features aren’t important to you, the $ 499 Pixel 4a 5G might be up your alley instead.

Where to buy the Pixel 5

The Google Pixel 5 is available from the Google Store and via Google Fi. Other retailers that will offer it include Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Again, the Pixel 5 in the US is going for $ 699. Pricing in Europe is set at £599/€629.

Google Pixel 5 Google’s first 5G smartphone
The Google Pixel 5 may not be the high-end Pixel we were expecting, but it’s a pretty compelling mid-range option. Google is going back to basics with the Pixel 5, ditching higher-end features like face recognition and the quirky Motion Sense gestures.

Google Pixel 5 software and updates

The Google Pixel 5 continues the Google tradition of timely software updates. Those worried about Android version updates and security patches should have peace of mind here. Google also commits to three years of Android system updates and security patches for its Pixel phones, and the Pixel 5 is no exception. This puts it in a very exclusive club, with only Samsung and occasionally OnePlus offering a similar level of support.

The company has also started issuing Pixel “feature drops”, which are Pixel and Google app updates rolled into one quarterly update for Pixel phones. Or at least it’s intended to be a quarterly release. For example, the March 2020 feature drop delivered dark mode scheduling, new Motion Sense gestures on the Pixel 4, new emoji, and Rules functionality.

The Pixel 5 ships with Android 11 and is expected to get Android 12 in 2021 and Android 13 in 2022.

Top Pixel 5 questions and answers

Q: Where’s the Google Pixel 5 XL?

A: There isn’t a Pixel 5 XL unfortunately, with the Pixel 4 XL or the Pixel 4a 5G being your next best bets if you want a bigger Pixel.

Q: What kind of 5G networks are supported?

A: The Pixel 5 supports both mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G networks.

Q: Does the Pixel 5 have a headphone jack?

A: No, the Pixel 5 doesn’t offer a headphone jack. Thankfully, this option is available on the 4a series.

Q: Does the Pixel 5 has a microSD card slot?

A: Unfortunately, there’s no microSD expansion here. At least you get 128GB of base storage.

Q: What colors are the Pixel 5 available in?

A: The Pixel 5 will be available in green and black.

Q: Is the Pixel 5 waterproof?

A: The phone has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, so it should theoretically survive a dunk in the pool just fine.

Q: Does the Pixel 5 have face unlock and Motion Sense gesture controls?

A: The Pixel 5 lacks both face unlock and gesture controls via Motion Sense hardware. At least you have a fingerprint scanner now.

Q: Does the Pixel 5 support wireless charging?

A: Yes, the phone supports wireless charging up to 12W with a Qi-certified EPP charger.

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Nokia briefly teases its Android 11 update roadmap

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  • HMD Global briefly shared the roadmap for Android 11 updates on Nokia phones.
  • The first phones to get the new OS will be Nokia 2, 5, and 8 series phones in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • You’d have to wait until the second quarter of 2021 to update your Nokia 1 Plus or 9 Pureview, however.

You may have to be patient before your Nokia phone gets its Android 11 update. NeoWin reports that HMD Global briefly posted its Android 11 roadmap for Nokia phones, and it’s bad news for some owners if it holds.

nokia android 11 update roadmap news

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The schedule suggests the Nokia 2.2, 5.3, 8.1, and 8.3 5G will get the Android 11 update first, in the fourth quarter of 2020. Most of the eligible phones would get their upgrades in the first quarter of 2021, including the Nokia 1.3, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.4, 4.2, 6.2, and 7.2. That’s relatively late, but not unheard of.

However, you’ll have to be particularly patient with two stand-out phones. According to the news, the no-frills Nokia 1 Plus and the camera-centric Nokia 9 Pureview won’t get their upgrades until the second quarter of 2021 — half a year after Android 11 first reached devices. This wouldn’t be completely surprising given the comparative age of the devices, but might be frustrating when Google’s latest OS will have been on Pixel phones for several months by that point.

Read more: The best budget phones

The roadmap is in line with the age of the phones, some of which (such as the 2018-era Nokia 8.1) would be two or more years old by the time Android 11 is available. It would cut off a wave of handsets, including the inaugural Nokia 1 and the premium Nokia 8 Sirocco.

Don’t be shocked if the timing changes. It’s not certain why HMD Global deleted its roadmap post, and there might be tweaks to the schedule. If it’s reasonably accurate, though, it will take a while before every qualifying phone is using the newest software.


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We asked, you told us: Most of you want a budget OnePlus Nord in the US

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When OnePlus announced it would be getting back to its roots and delivering a high-powered mid-range phone in the OnePlus Nord, fans were obviously excited. However, the hopes of fans in the United States were dashed when the company confirmed that there wouldn’t be a US OnePlus Nord.

Related: OnePlus Nord review: Get it for Oxygen OS and value for money

To be clear, the company did confirm that there would be other phones in the Nord series that it would bring to the US. OnePlus has yet to formally announce such a phone, though.

That got us thinking: are you excited about the possibility of a US OnePlus Nord? What about one that would directly compete with the likes of the Google Pixel 4a and the iPhone SE? We conducted one of our usual online surveys to find out how our readers feel about this, and the results are below.

US OnePlus Nord budget phone survey results

There were four possible answers to a simple question: would you buy a sub-$ 400 US OnePlus Nord? The possible answers were:

  • Yes, immediately
  • Yes, if the specs were decent
  • No, I wouldn’t buy a first-gen model
  • No, I have no interest

You can see the results in the pie charts above. Interestingly, there are some notable differences between the poll we ran here at Android Authority and the same poll on Twitter. It appears that many more Twitter users have no interest in a US OnePlus Nord, at least when compared to our readers here.

Regardless, the two polls make it clear that the majority of people are at the very least interested in a OnePlus Nord, whether that’s buying immediately or waiting to see a spec sheet. Conversely, the fewest number of people wouldn’t buy a Nord in the US because it would be a first-generation device. Apparently, that’s not a deciding factor for too many of you.

Some of your comments

As usual, the poll results only tell part of the story. Below are some comments from you about a US OnePlus Nord that we thought we should highlight.


EspHack
No. Just keep making the OnePlus 7 Pro for $ 399 instead. Why can’t everyone get this brilliant idea?

@dparag14
They’re randomly doing hard restarts (look it up). Glad I didn’t buy one.

@jgummen
Yes, if it has good specs, then I can go back to OnePlus.

@im_karma95
While it has better specs, I don’t know if I can part ways with Samsung.

Andrew Zuo
Only if they add a headphone jack.


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Amazon’s Luna game streaming service takes on Google Stadia

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Amazon didn’t just introduce hardware at its Alexa event — it also launched its own game streaming service. Luna is available in early access for the US mainland (you can request access today) and promises to challenge cloud gaming rivals like Google Stadia, GeForce Now, and Microsoft’s Game Pass Ultimate.

Like its competitors, Luna offers game streaming to a variety of devices, including Fire TV devices, Macs, and PCs as well as web apps for iPad and iPhone (Android is “coming soon”). You’ll even get to play games you see streaming on Twitch. The appeal is similar — this lets you play advanced games across platforms without having to wait for downloads or install updates.

Paid access is organized into channels. A Luna Plus channel ($ 6 per month during early access) offers a curated set of 50-plus games like Control, Metro Exodus, and Resident Evil 7. It also unlocks 1080p gameplay at 60 frames per second, with 4K on the way, and allows playing on two devices at a time. There will also be an Ubisoft channel that only allows one device at a time but offers ultimate editions for some titles with all their DLC ready to play. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be available on the channel when it launches.

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Credit: Amazon

You can use any Bluetooth controller or mouse and keyboard, but there’s also a Luna Controller (shown above) that connects directly to the cloud and promises to cut latency by as much as 30ms. The gamepad allows easy switching between devices without pairing and will cost $ 50 during the early access phase.

There’s no guarantee Luna will succeed. Stadia has improved significantly over its lifetime, but there’s little doubt that it isn’t as popular as classic console or mobile gaming. Game Pass Ultimate’s streaming, meanwhile, is too young for a definitive verdict.

Amazon’s approach to cloud gaming may shake things up, however. It’s providing guaranteed access to a significant selection of games from the start, and won’t have to deal with Apple’s game streaming limitations like Google or Microsoft. And while we wouldn’t count on the $ 6 per month price for Luna Plus holding outside of early access, it does undercut Stadia Pro and Game Pass Ultimate. The main obstacle is building up a compelling game library that’s worth the outlay.

Next: Google Stadia vs GeForce Now


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Android 11 on TVs: Here’s what to expect

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  • Google is rolling out Android 11 on Android TV, and it’s promising a wave of new features.
  • Low-latency audio, better gamepad support, speed-ups, and privacy are part of the upgrade.
  • It may take months for the update to reach your set, however.

Google is following the mobile release of Android 11 with its equivalent for Android TV, and there are some significant improvements in store — if sometimes under the surface.

The company has confirmed that it’s rolling out the major update now, with the most obvious additions include Google Play Instant apps, quick PIN codes for content purchases, an enhanced Gboard TV keyboard, and privacy protections like one-time permission requests. You can even set inactivity prompts to make sure your Android TV device goes to sleep if you doze off.

Many of the other improvements focus on raw performance. You can expect auto low-latency audio and expanded gamepad support, including for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Steam Controller. Google also promised that Android 11 on TVs will boast overall speed improvements through better memory management and other tweaks.

See also: The best Android TV boxes

For app makers, more shared code and upgraded testing should make it easier to bring apps to Android TVs.

Don’t expect to see the update on your set in the immediate future. Google said Android 11 will reach vendors’ TVs in the “coming months” as they develop and release variants for their own hardware. Some will be quicker than others, but you might have to wait until 2021 to see all the benefits of the new OS in your living room.

The update comes just as Google is believed to be readying a Chromecast dongle based on Android TV, which might return to the classic Google TV naming scheme. It could show up at the company’s September 30 event and might be one of the first devices to use the Android 11-based platform. If so, it might be your best bet if you insist on the latest software.


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AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud – Which certification is best for professionals??

AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud

AWS (Amazon Web Services), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud are the three biggest cloud platforms used by businesses around the world. Professionals looking to upgrade their skill set and to increase their appeal to employers should therefore consider certification and training with one of these platforms. The question is: which one?

In this post, we will pit AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud, to explore which platform makes the most sense for professionals to learn depending on your skills, goals, and experience.

What is a cloud platform?

A cloud platform is a collection of services, applications, and sometimes hardware (i.e. remote servers) that other businesses can use to enhance their own services. These include things such as database management, cloud storage, IoT services, security, and more. This is sometimes referred to as “Infrastructure-as-a-service.”

Cloud platforms essentially provide companies with scalable solutions for storing, retrieving, and manipulating data. In turn, they can grow to meet customer demands. This is a viable option for businesses of all sizes thanks to price plans that charge the client for the infrastructure used. While there initially were some concerns regarding security and privacy, the vast majority of cloud-enabled businesses now rely on such services.

The IaaS market is thought to be worth $ 50.4 billion

The IaaS market is estimated to be worth $ 50.4 billion according to research from Gartner, making it an extremely worthwhile skill for any IT professional.

AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud Certification

With that in mind, which of these platforms should you invest time and effort into learning? Which will yield the most job opportunities and best pay?

AWS has enjoyed the largest share of the IaaS market since its rollout in 2006. Today AWS maintains roughly a 33% share, with Microsoft Azure at 16%, and Google Cloud at 8%. So, in terms of pure numbers and demand, AWS certification will likely yield the best returns for professionals.

That said, there is no simple “right answer” when it comes to the best cloud platform for any given professional. Each offers a unique range of services, which may be more or less relevant for a specialist skillset. Moreover, if you wish to work for a particular employer, then it may be beneficial to first find out which web services that business relies on.

In terms of the sheer scope of services, AWS comes out on top with over 175 services, including:

  • Developer tools
  • Analytics
  • Storage
  • Database management
  • Compute
  • Networking
  • IoT
  • Security
  • Management
  • Enterprise applications

This makes AWS a strong option for companies that are looking for a “one-stop-shop” solution. AWS tends to be one of the more expensive options, however, with a more complex pricing model.

Microsoft Azure is another popular option with a wide variety of services. The integration of other services that customers may be familiar with – such as Office 365 and Teams – is also enticing for businesses.

Google Cloud has a smaller selection of services but is more focused on machine learning via its powerful Tensor Flow platform. With machine learning being a huge focus of many modern businesses, this is a valuable option for futureproofing your skills and employability. The company has also embraced open-source, and this expertise shows in the use of containers in particular.

See also: How to become a machine learning engineer

While these differences may influence a business’ decision over which platform to choose, they all offer broadly similar services and features.

Which platform should you learn?

So, with that in mind, which cloud platform is the best for IT professionals? Let’s take a look at AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud certification.

While there may be specific cases where Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure certification makes more sense (such as if you choose to specialize in machine learning), AWS certification remains arguably the most sought-after and in-demand.

Amazon Web Services is the most widely used cloud platform, meaning it will open up a lot of doors professionally.

See also: What is AWS certification?

A good place to start is with the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certification.

Microsoft’s Certified Azure Solutions Architect is a great additional string to your bow. It will appeal to a huge number of businesses that already rely on Microsoft’s services every day. Microsoft’s Certified Azure Solutions Architect is a great certification to aim for, though professionals will first need to complete the AZ-300 and AZ-301 courses.

If you have both these certifications under your belt, then why not complete the set with Google’s Professional Cloud Architect certification? This should also be a top priority for anyone looking to offer machine learning expertise. Again though, professionals should possess a substantial understanding of the cloud, and Google Cloud in particular, before attempting the exam.

The best answer when it comes to AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud certification, then? Get all three! You could also start with a more general certification, such as CompTIA Cloud+ which will provide a useful foundation.

You’ll be able to demand a larger salary and appeal to a broader range of employers

In general, while certifications alone are not the be-all-and-end-all for professionals working with the cloud, it’s true that you really can’t have too many. As you add these certificates to your resume, you’ll be able to demand a larger salary and appeal to a broader range of employers.

But what do you think? Who comes out on top when comparing AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud? Which other cloud platform certifications have you found most valuable?


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Spectrum Mobile vs Verizon: Which carrier is worth your business?

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Credit: Spectrum

Xfinity Mobile isn’t the only internet provider jumping into the mobile service game — Spectrum Mobile is hot on its heels. Spectrum Mobile has a few hurdles before you can sign up, but it presents some solid value. Is Spectrum’s value enough to rival Verizon, its host operator? We’ll break down both carriers and help you decide who wins the battle of Spectrum Mobile vs Verizon.

See also: Verizon buyer’s guide | The best Spectrum Mobile plans

While the coverage should be comparable, we’re going to dig into pricing, promotions, and more before we declare a winner. MVNOs have come a long way in the last few years, but competing with Verizon is a monumental feat. Ready to find out how Spectrum stacks up? Let’s get started.

Spectrum Mobile vs Verizon — Pricing

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Verizon is an expensive carrier, so Spectrum should get the edge in this category, right? Well, one of the hurdles we mentioned before is that you must be a Spectrum Internet customer to sign up. That means an added cost of at least $ 50 per month. Check out the table below for a plan comparison before we dig deeper:

Plan Cost
Spectrum Mobile By the Gig $ 14 per GB
Spectrum Mobile Unlimited $ 45 per line
Verizon Start Unlimited $ 70 for one line
$ 60 per line for two lines
$ 45 per line for three lines
$ 35 per line for four lines
Verizon Play/Do More Unlimited $ 80 for one line
$ 70 per line for two lines
$ 55 per line for three lines
$ 45 per line for four lines
Verizon Get More Unlimited $ 90 for one line
$ 80 per line for two lines
$ 65 per line for three lines
$ 55 per line for four lines

Spectrum Mobile

We won’t factor in the price of an internet plan each time, but you should probably know what you’re working with. Here are the plans you can choose if you’re switching to Spectrum:

  • Spectrum Internet – $ 49.99 per month, 200Mbps
  • Internet Ultra – $ 69.99 per month, 400Mbps
  • Internet Gig – $ 109.99 per month, 940Mbps

The internet plans may tank your overall costs, but at least Spectrum’s mobile plans try to keep the cost manageable. It offers just two plans — By the Gig coverage for $ 14 per GB of data or unlimited service for $ 45 per line. If you opt for By the Gig coverage, you’ll get talk and text included at no extra charge. You’ll only pay by the full gigabyte, so if you use 2.3GB then you may as well use the other 0.7GB while you’re at it. Spectrum Mobile also offers a mix and match option so you can have some lines on unlimited and some lines on By the Gig service.

Verizon

On Verizon, you’ll know what you pay ahead of time. There’s no extra plan to add, and some of Verizon’s plans are more affordable than Spectrum once you pass three lines. Start Unlimited, Play More, and Do More drop to $ 35 and $ 45 respectively, and they offer perks that Spectrum just can’t match. Verizon’s Get More Unlimited plan is still the most expensive option around, but it’s one of the most complete plans in the United States.

Spectrum Mobile vs Verizon — Coverage

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Credit: Spectrum Mobile

Spectrum Mobile and Verizon offer similar services thanks to their shared 4G LTE network, but they’re not identical. Rather, Spectrum employs a network of nearly 500,000 data hotspots on top of its mobile service to help you stay on wi-fi instead of 4G LTE. It should help to keep your data usage in check, and in turn, save you a bit of money on your By the Gig plan.

You can also check your local coverage on the map above or by clicking here. The 5G coverage is limited to a select few cities, so you’ll have to zoom in as far as you can.

Verizon doesn’t offer a nationwide map for its service, but you already know that it’s fast. Big Red covers nearly 70% of the United States with its 4G LTE network and you should have no connection problems in populated areas.

You’ll find that Verizon’s mmWave 5G setup is quite limited as well, so there is no national map here either. Instead, you’ll have to turn to this series of city maps and check out your local area for access.

See also: Where is 5G available in the US?

Spectrum Mobile vs Verizon — Perks and promotions

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Good prices and great coverage are just part of the battle — the perfect plan needs a few perks sprinkled on top. Saving money is important too, so let’s see how Spectrum Mobile compares. Check out the table below for Verizon’s streaming options:

Plan Perks
Verizon Start Unlimited 6 months of Disney Plus and Apple Music
Verizon Do More Unlimited 6 months of Disney Plus and Apple Music
Verizon Play More Unlimited Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus included
6 months of Apple Music
Verizon Get More Unlimited Disney Plus, Hulu, ESPN Plus, and Apple Music included

Verizon is pretty much number one when it comes to streaming options. You don’t just get a video service or a music service, you get one of each. All of Big Red’s unlimited plans offer some mix of Disney Plus and Apple Music, even if some plans only add six months of service. The Play More Unlimited and Get More Unlimited plans come with Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus for good, and Get More is the only plan with permanent Apple Music too.

See also: 10 best Music streaming apps for Android

Over on Spectrum Mobile, you won’t find any streaming perks on the menu. This is common among MVNOs though, low-cost often requires some level of sacrifices. You might be able to call the mix and match option a perk, but that’s as good as it gets. Spectrum doesn’t make up any ground with phone discounts either, so you can plan to pay full price for your next new device.

Verizon gets to weight around once again when it comes to promotions. You can save on most of its devices, and possibly get one free when you switch from another carrier. Flagships like the LG V60 and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 are available as “buy one, get one” deals, or you can save with the LG Velvet or Google Pixel 4a for just $ 10 per month.

Spectrum Mobile vs Verizon — Phone selections

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As a leading carrier in the United States, Verizon has an extensive list of high-end devices. From Apple to LG and Samsung, Verizon pretty much supports any CDMA phone you can name. You can always keep your own phone if you want, you’ll just have to make sure that it plays well with Verizon’s network. Of course, you’ll have to look for Verizon’s UW tag if you want to tap into the 5G network, as the mmWave setup has a very limited range from one tower to the next.

See also: The best Verizon phones | The best Android phones

Over on Spectrum Mobile, you’ll be happy to know that the MNVO offers just as many flagships as Verizon. You can grab the iPhone 11 family, Samsung’s Galaxy S20 and Note 20 families, and even a few budget-friendly LG phones. If you’re set on Samsung’s ecosystem, Spectrum also carries most of the Galaxy A line at pocket-friendly prices. You can bring your own device as well, and Spectrum will toss in a free SIM card when you do.

Which carrier is right for you?

Finally, the question on everyone’s minds — who should you choose for your next mobile carrier? The answer isn’t quite so simple, and it partially depends on your internet provider. If you’re a Spectrum subscriber, then it makes sense to join Spectrum Mobile since it’s a requirement. Unfortunately, you’ll pay quite a bit extra if you have to switch to Spectrum on top of your mobile bill because internet plans start at around $ 50. High-end gigabit speeds can easily double that cost, so the low-cost options aren’t really what they seem.

If you can afford the expensive plans and you want a rich mix of perks, then Verizon makes more sense. It offers a better variety of phones and unlimited plans, and you won’t be de-prioritized when you use mountains of data.

Maybe you’ve gone through all of these prices, plans, and perks, and decided that neither Verizon nor Spectrum Mobile is right for you. Here are a few other carriers that might help you to continue your research:


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Sony PlayStation 5 buyer’s guide: price, release date, and more

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Sony’s next entry in its critically acclaimed PlayStation line of gaming consoles is nearly here! Called the PlayStation 5 — or just PS5 for short — this next console will arrive November 12th and it has some pretty big shoes to fill.

Its predecessor — the PlayStation 4 — is one of the most popular gaming consoles of all time. Sony sold over 110 million units as of May 2020. The PlayStation 2 is the only home gaming console to surpass those numbers, selling over 150 million units in its lifetime.

Surely Sony is looking for a home run with its next-generation console. But will it pack enough punch to woo gamers around the world as the PS4 did? Here’s everything we know about the PS5 so far. Be sure to bookmark this page as we’ll update it as additional information comes to light.

Editor notes: This post was last updated 9/16/20 with details on the PS5 release date, price, and a few other announcements from Sony.


At a glance: What is the Sony PS5?

The PS5 is an upcoming next-gen gaming console from Sony. The system will formally be called the Sony PlayStation 5, or PS5 for short. Every prior iteration has adopted that naming scheme, so it’s not a real surprise.

The Sony PlayStation 5 is a massive jump forward from its predecessor, offering more powerful specs and a space-age design. Its main competitors will be the upcoming Xbox Series X and the Nintendo Switch. The latter of these consoles released in 2017 and while a great system, isn’t necessarily a direct competitor.

See also: PS5 vs Xbox Series X – on paper comparison | PS5 vs PS4 – should you make the jump?


What our readers think

The Sony PlayStation 5 isn’t out yet, so it’s really not fair to truly compare it to other consoles for now. Still, it seems fans are very eager for it.

In a recent Android Authority poll, we asked if folks were more interested in the PS5, Xbox Series X, or happy with another platform such as Switch or PC. An overwhelming 61.9% voted for the PS5, out of nearly 15,000 votes.


Sony PlayStation 5 design

Sony revealed the PS5 design in full at a June 11 event. The console — as seen in the video above — stands vertically (but can be laid horizontally) and sports a black and white design that matches the DualSense controller. The design event revealed that Sony plans to launch two versions of the PS5 — the standard console and a slimmer Digital Edition that removes the optical drive.

As far as the PlayStation 5 controller is concerned, we got an official look at it even before we saw the console. Sony is calling it DualSense, and it’s the largest design departure from any PlayStation controller to date. Check it out:

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As you can see, it features a new futuristic black and white design. Sony also revealed that the controller touts haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and a built-in microphone array. It also comes with a USB-C charging port, and Sony is replacing the Share button with a brand new Create button, though it has not revealed what it does yet.

There is no word on standalone pricing yet, but we can expect to see it launch alongside the PS5 this holiday season.

More: Everything you want to know about the PS5 controller


PS5 vs PS5 Digital Edition

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What’s the difference between the PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition? It comes down to the missing optical drive and the price tag. The latter of these points hasn’t been confirmed, but it’s obvious we can expect the digital-only version to be at least $ 50-$ 100 cheaper than the standard model. The designs are also a little different, due to the missing optical drive. If we’re being honest, the PS5 Digital Version looks a little better, as the bulge added by the drive throws off the device’s symmetry.

Should you get the PS5 Digital Edition over the standard model? If you honestly agree with the following statements, then yes:

  • I plan to buy my games digitally anyhow.
  • I don’t see myself borrowing games from a friend, Redbox, or a service such as GameFly.

If you will never use the drive, might as well save some cash!

Further reading: PS5 vs PS5 digital


PS5 specs

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In Sony’s recent system architecture deep-dive, the company revealed some details about its new technology and other hardware details about the upcoming console. According to the PlayStation 5 Lead System Architect Mark Cerny, the PS5 will tout some serious improvements over the PS4.

Here’s a complete overview of the PS5’s specs list compared to the PS4’s:

  PlayStation 5 PlayStation 4
CPU 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz with SMT (variable frequency) 8x Jaguar Cores at 1.6GHz
GPU 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (Custom RDNA 2 architecture) 1.84 TFLOPs, 18 CUs at 800MHz (Custom GCN architecture)
RAM 16GB GDDR6/256-bit 8GB GDDR5/256-bit
Internal Storage Custom 825GB SSD 500GB HDD
Expandable Storage NVMe SSD slot Replaceable internal HDD
External Storage USB HDD support USB HDD support
IO Throughput 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed) Approx 50-100MB/s (dependent on data location on HDD)
Memory Bandwidth 448GB/s 176GB/s
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive Blu-ray Drive

The deep-dive revealed a lot more about the PS5’s future capabilities too. We can expect an upgraded CPU in the form of the AMD Zen 2, which touts eight cores clocked at 3.5GHz. This should provide significant performance gains over the PS4’s eight-core Jaguar 1.6GHz CPU. The PS5’s custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU is also a solid upgrade over last gen’s custom GCN GPU.

This CPU and GPU combination will allow the PS5 to utilize ray tracing acceleration. Ray tracing is advanced lighting tech that can take in-game graphics to a whole new level by more realistically mimicking the way light behaves in an environment.

We also learned the PlayStation 5 will sport a proprietary 825GB SSD, and it will support off-the-shelf NVMe SSD expandability. Not only does that mean users will be able to easily expand their PS5’s storage, but it should also offer faster load speeds, allowing for bigger maps, as well as better system memory management.

Read also: How impressive are the PS5 specs?

The last major thing Sony revealed during the PS5 deep-dive is the console’s new custom AMD compute unit-based Tempest Engine. Using custom Head-related Transfer Function (HRTF) maps, this new tech should allow gamers to experience high-quality 3D in-game audio with even the most basic headphones or speakers. Cerny admitted the Tempest Engine is still in the early stages, and it may take years for it to fully develop.

At launch, customers will be able to select from one of five custom HRTF maps that best fit their sound profile. Cerny hinted at how Sony could expand on this tech in the future.

“Maybe you’ll be sending us a photo of your ear, and we’ll choose a neural network to pick the closest HRTF in our library,” said Cerny. “Maybe you’ll be sending us a video of your ears and your head, and we’ll make a 3D model of them and synthesize the HRTF [or] you’ll play an audio game to tune your HRTF. We’ll be subtly changing it as you play and home in on the HRTF [that] matches you the best.”


PS5 games

What makes any console better than the next? It’s the games, baby.

Don’t miss: The full list of confirmed and rumored Sony PlayStation 5 games

At launch, the PS5 will be backward compatible with nearly every single game in the PS4’s library. At first, the company claimed that it would work with nearly all top 100 titles from the previous generation console. But in a recent blog post, the company announced it will be compatible with “the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles.”

Not only that, Sony believes most PS4 titles will likely benefit from higher, more stable frame rates and higher resolutions on the PS5. It can’t guarantee every game will work, but it has already tested hundreds of titles with thousands more to come.

The PlayStation 5 will be backward compatible with nearly every PlayStation 4 title at launch.

Unfortunately, those of you who want backward compatibility to go even further back will likely be disappointed. According to a Ubisoft support page, you won’t be able to play PS3, PS2, or PS1 games on the PS5 unless those games were previously ported to the PS4.

For the full list of confirmed PlayStation 5 titles, head to this link here. We’ll list a handful of the most popular titles below, just to give you a taste of what to expect:

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Project Athia
  • Returnal
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Destruction AllStars
  • Oddworld Soulstorm
  • GhostWire: Tokyo
  • Hitman 3
  • NBA 2K21
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Dying Light 2
  • Godfall
  • Watch Dogs: Legion
  • Rainbow Six: Quarantine
  • Starfield
  • Elder Scrolls 6
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
  • Lord Of The Rings: Gollum
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Maquette
  • Heavenly Bodies
  • Recompile
  • Worms Rumble

We also expect titles like Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 4, and Uncharted 5 to launch on the PS5, but that’s just speculation at this point.

It goes without saying that plenty of new titles should be available for the console at or soon after launch. If the console lives up to its promises, we expect many of them will be some of the biggest, most beautiful video games we have ever seen.


PS5 price and release date

PlayStation 5 logo

The Sony PlayStation 5 release date is now set for November 12th, 2020 in the US and a few other select markets. It’s expected to arrive just days later to several other major markets.

The PS5 price is set at $ 499 for the regular edition, or $ 399 for the Digital Edition. While the former is the same as the Xbox Series X, the all-digital Series S is actually cheaper than the PS5 Digital by $ 100. The PS5 Digital is more powerful than the Xbox Series S, but it is worth noting nonetheless the barrier to next-gen entry is cheaper if you opt for Microsoft.

PS5 pre-orders are set to launch September 17, though expect very limited quantities out of the gate.

Related: Everything we know about the PS5’s price tag


Latest PS5 news

Looking for more PS5 news and features? Here are some of the most recent highlights:


FAQ

Q: When is the PS5 release date?
A: We don’t know just yet, but rumors suggest November 20, 2020. The PS4 launched in November, so the timeframe seems very plausible.

Q: What can I play on the PS5?
A: In addition to plenty of new PS5 games, you can play PS4 games as well!

Q: How much will PS5 games cost?
A: While Sony hasn’t confirmed it, we anticipate games will cost similarly to new PS4 games — so around $ 59.99.

Q: How much will the PS5 cost?
A: We don’t know for sure, but analysts predict the system will cost around $ 499 at launch.

Q: Will the PlayStation 5 support VR?
A: Yes! Several new PS5 games will be able to utilize the PSVR hardware. There are even rumors suggesting a newer PSVR model is in the works.


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Poll: Do you edit your smartphone photos?

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Many smartphones take great photos with no editing necessary, whether it’s a camera-focused flagship like the Sony Xperia 1 II or an affordable-yet-mighty device like Google’s Pixel 4a. It’s nonetheless tempting to make a few edits, and not just for the sake of accuracy. Punchy colors and elaborate filters can help your phone photos stand out on social media, and sometimes add fun to an otherwise plain image.

There are a number of ways to edit your smartphone photos, though. You might only lightly retouch your pictures to fix flaws and deliver truer-to-life colors, or you might use an in-depth editor to turn your photos into fanciful art. And that’s assuming you edit your photos in the first place — you might be a purist who prefers to share photos in their original form, quirks and all.

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If you find yourself frequently taking snapshots, then, there’s a simple question: how do you usually edit photos on or from your phone? Do you do little besides crop your shots, or do you spend ages finessing your images before anyone else sees them?

Read more: The best camera apps for Android

It doesn’t matter what app you use to edit photos, just the amount of effort involved and the results you produce. You can use the default editing tools that shipped with your phone, a simple-but-free app or a sophisticated creative tool that requires a subscription. You don’t have to edit on your phone, either — you’re just as welcome if you prefer to labor over your photos using a dedicated editing suite on your PC.

As usual, please let us know what you think by voting in the poll and sharing your approach in the comments below. We’re eager to know how many of you aspire to be a smartphone-toting Ansel Adams or Annie Leibovitz.


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