It’s been fascinating to watch the company morph over the past few years from a plucky startup brand to becoming just another Android smartphone OEM like Samsung.
For the past couple of years, Samsung has been releasing three models in each of their main Galaxy S phones and the S21 series is no different. While the top of the line Ultra model gets all the attention, this year’s S21 Plus is something to consider.
Apple has been using the “Pro” moniker for a while and only recently added the nomenclature to their iPhones with the 2019 models (i.e iPhone 11 series). But between the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12, there aren’t many differences that would make it a “Pro” device.
It’s been almost 14 years from when the original iPhone was introduced, and since then it has become a quartet of phones with the latest generation, the iPhone 12 series.
When OnePlus launched the OnePlus One back in 2014, it was seen as an affordable flagship phone. But since then, the company has been straying away from their idea of a “flagship killer”.
With smartphones getting more expensive, there becomes less of a reason to upgrade your phone every 1-2 years. But in recent years, we’ve seen the rise of more affordable smartphones like the iPhone SE or the new Pixel 4a.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note line has always been my favourite device to launch each year. But since the introduction of the Note8, the Galaxy Note series has been straying away from including experimental features, to becoming more of a refined version of the Galaxy S phones.
For the better part of the last decade, Samsung has been dominating the smartphone market with it’s Galaxy S lineup of phones. For 2020 (and to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Galaxy phones), Samsung decided to make some small changes including the name structure with the Galaxy S20 series.
It’s been about four years since Apple first introduced their iPhone SE and it was a slight departure for the company. There’s no surprise that the iPhone can seem expensive but the iPhone SE is a new way to get the latest iPhone specs without paying a high price tag.
Since the launch of its “flagship killer” in 2014, OnePlus has been an interesting company to watch as they’ve gone from being an enthusiast brand to slowly becoming just another Android smartphone maker.