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.
For the last couple of years, OnePlus has been releasing more than one phone per year and this year is no different, with the launch of the OnePlus 8 series.
Since its debut in 2015, LG’s V series has become the company’s way to experiment with new features like a secondary display and things like leather-backed phones and more. This is like Samsung’s Galaxy Note line compared to their main Galaxy S phones.
When I reviewed the Huawei P30 Pro last year, I thought it was one of the best devices of last year, especially with its amazing camera.
Since its launch in 2016, the Google Pixel phone lineup has put an emphasis on the camera. And with the Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL in 2019, that still holds true apart from some minor flaws.