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With the exception of the iPhone SE released earlier this spring, Apple generally releases its annual iPhone flagships each September. Here’s a look at the array of iPhones that Apple is currently selling, and how they compare to one another. Size The current iPhone lineup consists of five models of three different sizes. The smallest is the pocket-sized iPhone SE, a phone that is reminiscent of the old iPhone 5s in size and build. The bigger iPhone 6S and 7 make up the middle size tier. The largest phones, the capacious 6S Plus and 7 Plus, fall squarely in the…

If 2015 was the year smartwatches threw their mainstream arrival party, then 2016 has been the year everyone sobered up and tried to sleep off a nasty hangover. Sales aren’t keeping pace with expectations, and that has some big names like Motorola, Huawei and LG opting not to release any new models this year. In a watered-down field, let’s compare our top picks of the smartwatches you can buy today. In this version of our Smartwatch Comparison Guide, we’re including six smartwatches – some new, some old: Apple Watch Series 2 Samsung Gear S3 Apple Watch Series 1 Huawei Watch…

The monumental success of the iPhone and Galaxy brands has pinned smaller smartphone companies into a corner. One advantage of being pinned into a corner – probably the only advantage, come to think of it – is that you have very little to lose and are free to take risks that others might balk at. Let’s see how one of the bolder risks in recent smartphone history, the Moto Z’s modular design, stacks up against the unified simplicity of the iPhone 7 Plus. Size The iPhone is a little taller and wider, but – as we’ll see in a minute…

If rumors are to be believed, the Nexus 6P will be the last Nexus-branded phone from Google (“Nexus” is dead, long live “Pixel”). Before it checks out, let’s line up phablet vs. phablet to see how the Huawei-made 2015 handset compares to the new Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Size The two phones have nearly identical measurements, something to keep in mind when we get to screen size. Weight The iPhone 7 Plus is the denser of the two, tipping the scales at 6 percent heavier. Build The Nexus 6P nearly has a unibody aluminum design, like the iPhone 7 Plus,…

HTC’s phones have been a little hit-or-miss through the last few years, but the company’s early 2016 flagship, the HTC 10, unquestionably falls on the right side of that dichotomy. Well, at least on a critical level; the phone doesn’t exactly appear to be breaking any sales records. Let’s see how the 10 sizes up next to a handset that just might sell okay, the Apple iPhone 7. Size The HTC 10 isn’t a huge phone, but it still has some stature next to the iPhone 7. HTC’s handset comes out 6 percent taller and 7 percent wider. Weight The…

How does the latest and greatest iPhone match up against the most analogous flagship from its biggest Android competitor? Let’s weigh the iPhone 7 Plus against the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, one spec at a time. Size The new iPhone 7 Plus is nearly 5 percent taller and 7 percent wider than the S7 edge. It’s also thinner than the S7 edge by about half a millimeter. Weight The larger, denser iPhone is almost 18 percent heavier than the S7 edge. A 31-gram difference is definitely noticeable heft. Build Smartphones these days tend not to deviate very much in build.…

An iPhone is an iconic product, a status symbol and a brand-name phone that won’t catch on fire. But is it worth almost twice as much as a rival from a Chinese upstart looking to rattle the mobile landscape? Let’s compare Apple’s latest phablet, theiPhone 7 Plus, to the budget/beast OnePlus 3. Size The iPhone 7 Plus doesn’t exactly tower over the OnePlus 3, but it does come out 3 percent taller and 4 percent wider. Keep this in mind in a minute when we get to screen size. Weight The iPhone is bigger, but 19 percent extra weight makes…

While tech products are more than just lists of features, there has been a feature gap of late between iPhones and Galaxies: Things like water resistance, fast charging and VR on the Samsung phones; while 3D touch is one of the few neat/unique iPhone features. That dynamic changed a little bit with the arrival of the iPhone 7. Let’s see how it sizes up next to the Galaxy S7. Size Apple didn’t shrink or grow the iPhones this year, so this 4.7-inch model still measures in at 3 percent shorter and 4 percent narrower than the Galaxy S7. Weight Samsung’s…

The two biggest names in the smartwatch market are sitting at opposite extremes. We have the sleek and small Apple Watch on one side, and the gigantic man-gadget known as the Samsung Gear S3 on the other. Let’s compare their features and specs, to help you make the call. Size Great guacamole, the Gear S3 is a huge watch. It’s as if Samsung looked at its customer data, saw that only early adopter men were buying its Gear watches and decided to drop all pretension of serving both sexes, going all-in on that demographic. Weight The Gear is also roughly…

The Apple Watch Series 2 is far from a major upgrade over its early 2015 predecessor, as the two smartwatches look nearly identical. There are, however, some key internal changes between the two: Dive in as we compare Apple Watch Series 2 vs. 1. Size The two variants of the new Apple Watch have the same face sizes as last year’s models, though Series 2 does come in at 9 percent thicker. Weight The new models are a little heavier too, but this isn’t likely to be noticeable on wrist. Build The only difference here is that the Apple Watch…

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