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Which Is The Best iPhone? iPhone SE, 12, iPhone 13, 14 or 14 Pro?

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Which Is The Best iPhone? iPhone SE, 12, iPhone 13, 14 or 14 Pro?

 If you’re searching for everything there is to know about the Apple iPhone, you’re in the right place.

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Apple currently offers multiple devices to pick between, and, with recent generations comprising several models, choosing the right one for your needs has become increasingly difficult.

If you’re not looking to invest in the latest range, iPhone 14 – which includes the standard model, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max – there’s also the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 models to consider, as well as the entry-level iPhone SE (2022).

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Below, we’ll explain each in detail in order to help you figure out where you should spend your cash.

How to choose an Apple iPhone

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Choosing the best iPhone for your needs is all about knowing the difference between each model. Here’s a quick summary of each:

• The iPhone 14 is the base model of the latest models, featuring the same hardware as the iPhone 13 but with a faster GPU, upgraded main camera and front camera improvements. It comes in five colour options and retains the notch.

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• The iPhone 14 Plus has all the same hardware and features as the iPhone 14 but with a larger display and battery. It comes in the same five colour options as the iPhone 14 and also retains the notch.

 The iPhone 14 Pro has upgraded hardware compared to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, along with an upgraded design, offering an Always-On Display, Dynamic Island that ditches the notch and extra camera features, as well as a more premium build quality.

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 The iPhone 14 Pro Max has the same hardware and design as the iPhone 14 Pro, but in a larger package with a 6.7-inch OLED display, which again has Always-On technology and Dynamic Island, and there’s a bigger battery.

• The iPhone 13 mini is the base model of the 2021 iPhones, and the smallest and lightest available overall, offering a dual camera, OLED display, aluminium build, six colour options and a processor bump over the iPhone 12, as well as battery improvements.

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• The iPhone 13 offers exactly the same hardware and features as the iPhone 13 mini but on a larger scale, with a 6.1-inch display like the iPhone 14, and battery improvements over the iPhone 12.

• The iPhone 12 is the entry-level model into the Face ID iPhones with an all-screen front design and Face ID over Touch ID. It has the oldest core hardware of all the current phones offered by Apple, but it is still powerful with a dual camera on the rear.

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• The iPhone SE (2022) carries over the design from the second-gen iPhone SE from 2020, and, consequently, the iPhone 8. The display isn’t quite as impressive as the other models in the company’s portfolio, but it has the same core hardware as the iPhone 13 models, 5G capabilities and a single camera on the rear.

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Apple iPhone 14

  • Dimensions: 146.7. x 71.5 x 7.80mm, 172g, IP68 water resistant
  • Display: 6.1-inch, 2532 x 1170 (460ppi), Haptic Touch, True Tone, HDR, 1200nits
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Battery: Up to 20 hours
  • Colours: Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple, Product(RED)

There’s IP68 water and dust resistance, like the iPhone 14 Pro models, but you miss out on the Always On Display and the Dynamic Island design, which replaces the notch. You also miss out on some camera features from the Pro models.

The iPhone 14 runs on the A15 Bionic chip with five-core GPU, which is the same as the iPhone 13 Pro from 2021. It’s powerful hardware but it doesn’t match the iPhone 14 Pro models as it has done in the past. The dual camera has an upgraded main camera compared to the iPhone 13 however, and the front camera sees upgrades too.

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The iPhone 14 is the iPhone to buy if you want the latest iPhone but your budget doesn’t allow for the iPhone 14 Pro with its new design and extra features.

Apple iPhone 14 Plus

  • Dimensions: 160.8. x 78.1 x 7.80mm, 203g, IP68 water resistant
  • Display: 6.7-inch, 2778 x 1284 (458ppi), Haptic Touch, True Tone, HDR, 1200nits
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Battery: Up to 26 hours
  • Colours: Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple, Product(RED)

The Apple iPhone 14 Plus has the same design and hardware as the iPhone 14, but on a larger scale. It’s the first time Apple has announced a larger model of the standard iPhone since the Pro models were introduced and it replaces the iPhone mini.

There’s an aluminium frame – which means this model is much lighter than the iPhone 14 Pro Max – and it has flat-edges, a notch at the top of the 6.7-inch OLED display and a dual camera on the rear.

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As with the iPhone 14, the iPhone 14 Plus runs on the A15 Bionic chipset but it offers a much bigger battery than its smaller sibling, claiming up to 26 hours over 20 hours. Like the iPhone 14, it too has an upgraded main camera and front camera compared to the iPhone 13.

The iPhone 14 Plus is the iPhone to buy if you want the latest iPhone on a larger scale with a bigger battery but the iPhone 14 Pro Max is too expensive for you.

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Apple iPhone 14 Pro

  • Dimensions: 147.5 x 71.5 x 7.85mm, 206g, IP68 water resistant
  • Display: 6.1-inch, 2556 x 1179 (460ppi), Haptic Touch, True Tone, HDR, 2000nits
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
  • Battery: Up to 23 hours
  • Colours: Space Black, Gold, Silver, Deep Purple

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Sony DualSense Edge Review: Is the PS5 Pro Controller Worth The Price Tag?

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Sony’s pro controller certainly looks the part, but can its numerous features justify the cost?

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When Sony launched the PlayStation 5 it also reinvented the humble controller, of sorts. The DualSense was (and still is) somewhat a revelation.

Its numerous new features – not least the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback – elevate the gaming experience sufficiently that we’ll undoubtedly see rivals sport similar in future.

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There’s just one problem though – if you’re a power player, you’ll have realised by now that a conventional DualSense isn’t the most sturdy of accessories. We’ve actually rinsed two of them ourselves, with another two on their way out. It’s an expensive hobby if you have to replace them all the time, that’s for sure.

The thumbsticks are the biggest culprits, becoming spongy and less precise as you play. Games like Call of Duty and FIFA are particularly taxing for controllers, asking for quick directional switching constantly. And, if your controller isn’t quite up to scratch anymore, you can lose vital milliseconds in response time or, worse still, accidentally point the stick in the wrong direction. Even a fractionally different angle could ping a wildly inaccurate pass.

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The new DualSense technology has also hampered third-party accessory manufacturers somewhat, providing relatively few alternatives (in comparison to the Xbox Wireless Controller, for example), so what do you do? Well, Sony has provided one answer – its own pro controller to rival the handful from the likes of Scuf and Razer. The DualSense Edge is robust, customisable and technically set up to avoid having to be replaced fully when some parts fail. However, it also costs almost the same as an entire console, so is it worth the price or is it a fanciful extravagance during an era of belt tightening? We tested it to find out.

Case and accessories

  • Hard carry case
  • Six thumbstick caps included
  • Two rear levers and half dome buttons can be added
  • 3-metre braided USB-C cable

The DualSense Edge certainly looks and feels the part. It comes with a hard shell carry case that’s about a protective as can be, which contains the controller itself plus a number of add-ons and swappable doohickeys.

There are additional thumbstick caps, with two longer and two shorter alternatives with dome caps. The longer ones provide more travel for those who prefer it, while the shorter duo are the same length as the conventional caps (already installed) but with rounded rather than indented rubberised tips.

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The rounded caps are a throwback to the DualShock controllers released for or with former PlayStations up to the PS3. They certainly evoke some pleasant memories of yesteryear gaming but actually have a more practical use too – we find the shape more robust. We’ve not found it a problem with the DualSense so far, but the lipped caps on the PS4 DualShock perished reasonably quickly, tearing the surround away from the middle and ruining the cap entirely. This rounded shape should prevent that entirely.

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Xbox Game Pass Games List, Price and Everything You Need To Know

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Microsoft has a couple of subscription services for owners of the Xbox One, Xbox Series X or Series S.

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Xbox Live Gold is a monthly membership plan that is required for online play and, while it gives you a couple of free games a month, that’s its primary purpose.

On the other hand, Xbox Game Pass is the firm’s service that gives you access to hundreds of games for just one monthly fee.

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They can each be paid for separately, but the best news is that you can get both, plus PC Game PassEA PlayCloud Gaming and access to exclusive game discounts for a single, cheaper price.

ere’s everything you need to know about Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

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What is Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate?

Xbox Games Pass gives you access to well over 300 games to download and play on your Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S for one monthly fee.

If you upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you also get Xbox Live Gold, PC Game PassEA Play and access to Xbox Cloud Gaming, all for the same price.

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You can download the games and play them as often as you like, as long as you continue to pay the monthly fee. Some titles might become unavailable as others are added, but you also have the option of buying any of the collection outright at discounted prices.

Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and original Xbox games are part of the line-up, the latter two through backward compatibility, so there are plenty of top titles to choose from.

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Microsoft adds releases of its own and many third-party games on the same day they are released in stores. This includes Halo Infinite and Bethesda’s new, forthcoming sci-fi RPG, Starfield.

It could also include all of Activision Blizzard’s vast back catalogue of titles, when Microsoft’s acquisition completes, including legacy and new Call of Duty games.

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The included Xbox Live Gold also gives subscribers exclusive discounts on many games on the Xbox Store.

How much does Xbox Game Pass Ultimate cost?

Xbox Games Pass Ultimate is priced at $14.99/£10.99 a month. You can cancel at any time.

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As mentioned, it includes Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Games Pass for PC and EA Play. Plus, Microsoft’s cloud service, Cloud Gaming, is part of Ultimate at no extra cost.

The standard console-only version of Games Pass doesn’t include Gold, EA Play, Cloud Gaming or the PC version. It costs $9.99/£7.99 a month. It’s the same price for the PC-only version when subscribed to separately. Ultimate is clearly the better deal.

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What games are part of Xbox Game Pass?

Xbox Game Pass will always offer more than 300 games, made up of Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and original Xbox backward compatible titles.

Some might be switched in future for other games, but here is the current list of all the games that are currently available:

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All the Xbox One & Series X/S games on Game Pass (as of 26 January 2023):

Note, all games run on Xbox One as well as Xbox Series X/S, but can have enhancements on the next-gen consoles. Some games will also feature Xbox’s Auto HDR and/or FPS Boost technologies.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Rumours: What’s The Story So Far?

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Samsung releases a number of smartphones every year, from the Galaxy S devices at the beginning of the year to the Galaxy Z devices towards the latter half of the year. You’ll also get a couple of Galaxy A devices mixed in too.

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The Galaxy Z Flip is the company’s clamshell smartphone, and it typically launches alongside the Galaxy Z Fold. We’ve covered off what is expected from the Galaxy Z Fold 5 in a separate feature, but here we are focusing on what we can expect from the Galaxy Z Flip 5.

Galaxy Z Flip 5 release date

  • August 2023?

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 was announced with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 at the beginning of August 2022. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 3 were also both announced in August the year prior, so August 2023 seems like a plausible month for the Galaxy Z Flip 5.

For now, there are no rumours surrounding a date for the Galaxy Z Flip 5 launch, and we don’t expect one for a while, but we would say it’s worth pencilling in the second half of the year.

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In terms of price, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 starts at £999 in the UK and $999 in the US. Whether the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will stay under that £1000/$1000 mark remains to be seen at the moment, but we certainly hope it doesn’t go too much over it.

Galaxy Z Flip 5 design

  • Change in design?
  • Horizontal fold
  • Redesigned hinge?

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 hasn’t changed a great deal in terms of design since it first launched, with only a couple of enhancements and improvements here and there rather than a complete redesign.

There have been some rumours to suggest there could be a few changes coming to the Galaxy Z Flip 5 though. A new hinge design has been reported, as well as a larger cover display.

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