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Moto G200 5G could give the Pixel 6 a run for its money

Moto G200 5G could give the Pixel 6 a run for its money

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The year is almost over and we are entering a season commonly associated with shopping and business. Most smartphone makers have already shown their hand to 2021, but it looks like Motorola isn't done yet. Almost within the eleventh hour, it unveiled a handful of new phones spanning almost every layer, and that one, in particular, the Moto G200 5G, is almost a better deal compared to the non-Pro Google Pixel 6, depending on certain factors . Motorola's “G” series has traditionally been associated with the brand's mid-range phones, but it has muddied the waters a bit this year with the launch of the Moto G100. Despite that name, the phone has been decorated mostly with high-end hardware, at least in early 2021, from the Snapdragon 870 to the 6.7-inch 90Hz screen. The Moto G200 5G contin...
Pixel 6 charging speed is apparently a bit confusing and disappointing

Pixel 6 charging speed is apparently a bit confusing and disappointing

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The Pixel 6 series so far has received raves and positive reviews for its combination of hardware, software and price. It's by no means perfect, of course, and some of the warts are starting to show up recently. Most of the complaints seem to revolve around Google's first on-screen fingerprint reader implementation, but there has also been some confusion about the phones' charging speeds. Google is now revealing how quickly phones actually charge, and unfortunately it's as bad as some feared. To be fair, Google has never stated the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro loading speeds, even in the phone spec sheets. All he does is talk about how long the battery will last and how fast the phones will charge using Google's original 30W USB-C charger. Naturally, people assumed it would be charging at 30...
Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra notch might vindicate Apple’s new trend

Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra notch might vindicate Apple’s new trend

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There was a time when it looked like notches would be the future of smartphones, especially as Apple seems to be adamant about keeping them since the iPhone X in 2017. And then device makers started moving to spiked snips, and some even started hiding front cameras under the screens. It does seem, however, that the notch trend may be arriving on big screens like Apple's new MacBook Pros, and Samsung may try to make it a tablet thing with the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. The MacBook Pro slot was one of the most surprising things to be revealed at Apple's Mac-centric event last month. The company is positioning itself as a “smart” way to increase screen space by having the menu bar on the same level. Unfortunately, this proved to be more problematic compared to smartphone implementations because...