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So here’s an unfair comparison to make. Take the brand new iPhone 6S Plus, costing $749, and compare its camera performance to that of a $599 iPhone accessory that’s basically a dedicated point-and-shoot camera in its own right. The DxO One is equipped with a larger, 1-inch imaging sensor that has both higher resolution and bigger pixels than the iPhone’s iSight camera. Its aperture also opens up to f/1.8 whereas the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus max out at f/2.2. We already know, therefore, that the DxO One will be better, but that doesn’t stop us from drawing a useful…

Can Motorola’s latest flagship handset topple this year’s supersized iPhone? We’ve compared the features and specs of the iPhone 6s Plus and Moto X Style (or Moto X Pure Edition in the US) to help you decide which one is best for your needs. Size The Moto X Style/Pure is slightly smaller than Apple’s offering. The Moto is, however, 52 percent thicker (though its rounded back skews that figure a bit, as its edges are much thinner than that). Weight Be prepared to put up with an extra 10 percent in weight if you opt for the iPhone 6s Plus.…

If you’re shopping for a plus-sized phone this holiday season, the Google/Huawei Nexus 6P and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ may be two of your best bets. But is Samsung’s phablet worth the extra dough? Let’s compare their features and specs. Size The two phones have identical screen sizes, but the Nexus 6P’s bigger forehead and chin make it the (slightly) bigger phone. It measures 3 percent taller, 3 percent wider and 6 percent thicker than the Galaxy S6 edge+. Weight It’s a good start for Samsung’s phablet, as the Galaxy S6 edge+ is also 14 percent lighter. Build The Nexus…

Motorola and Samsung have both made waves in the wearable industry this year, with Motorola releasing the follow up to its popular Moto 360 and Samsung completely overhauling the Gear S to look more like a traditional, round watch. While each device has a lot to offer, most aren’t looking to have two smartwatches. So it begs the question – which device is better? We took a look at the 2015 version of the Moto 360 and put it up against the highly praised new Samsung Gear S2 to see which smartwatch you should buy. Design Because smartwatches are worn…

You could compare the Surface Pro 4 to several different Apple devices, including theiPad Pro, MacBook Air and maybe even the iPad Air 2. But let’s see how it sizes up next to Apple’s slim and sexy (and somewhat impractical) 12-inch “new” MacBook. Size The Surface Pro 4 is just a little bigger than the new MacBook, measuring 2 percent taller and 4 percent wider. The thickness measurement above is for the Surface in tablet mode. Once you add its keyboard cover and fold it over, it’s total thickness is nearly the same as the new MacBook, at 13.2 mm…

Apple’s iPad Pro is the company’s most direct answer to the Microsoft Surface. Let’s see how Apple’s first 2-in-1 compares to the Surface Pro 4. Size It’s a little strange that Microsoft and Apple sell their keyboards separately, as both devices make for gigantic tablets. Unless you’re also using it as a laptop (or for art purposes), that size isn’t going to make much sense. The iPad Pro measures 5 percent longer and 10 percent wider than the Surface Pro 4. The iPad, though, is 18 percent thinner. Note that the size difference looks a little bigger than it actually…

In some ways Samsung’s Gear S2 soars to the highest of smartwatch heights, but it also sinks to some frustrating lows that prevent it from being our top recommendation. Let’s see how it compares to one of our top choices of the year, the Huawei Watch. Size No major size differences here. Generally speaking we’d describe these watches as “medium” on most men’s wrists and “somewhat large” for most women. Note the two different versions of the Gear S2: the standard edition (far left) and the Classic, which has more of a traditional watch look. For categories where there are…

The Microsoft Surface Book is more of a laptop than a 2-in-1, but it does stay true to its Surface name by letting you rip its screen off to use it as a (gigantic) tablet. Let’s see how it compares to a 100 percent purebred laptop, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Size With its boxier 3:2 display aspect ratio, the Surface Book comes out to 6 percent taller than the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, but slightly narrower. Weight If you get one of the higher-end Surface Books with discrete GPU (tucked away inside its keyboard), weights are about…

If you’re looking to buy a Surface, this year Microsoft is making your decision harder than ever. Let’s compare the features and specs of the two 2015 flagship models, the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. Size The new Surface Book is 15 percent taller and 7 percent wider than the Surface Pro 4. The thickness measurement you see above for the Surface Pro 4 is for the tablet only – when you add the keyboard it jumps up to either 13.2 mm thick (with the fingerprint sensor Type Cover) or 13.4 mm thick (standard SP4 Type Cover). … and…

Later this month Google will start shipping a new flagship phone that could be one of Android’s best alternatives to the iPhone 6s Plus. Let’s compare the Nexus 6P’s features and specs to those of Apple’s new phablet. Size The Nexus 6P is almost exactly the same size as the iPhone 6s Plus. Weight The Nexus, though, is 7 percent lighter. Build Nothing to worry about here, as both phones have aluminum unibody constructions. The only exception is that glass bar by the Nexus’ rear camera. Colors Google and Huawei give you three color options to choose from for the…

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