The mobile world: 2015 v 2018
If you’re coming to the end of your two-year smartphone cycle, you’ll be due an upgrade very soon. And you’ve got lots to look forward to, as tech in the smartphone world moves on very quickly.
Let’s take a look at what we were doing in 2015, compared to now…
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge v Samsung Galaxy S9
The S6 edge gave us our first glimpse of curved glass on a smartphone’s display. It was a pretty big jump for mobile having been talked about for so long, and it didn’t just look good, but had functionality too. By swiping in from the side, you could gain speedy access to your favourite contacts and apps, letting you get things done quiker than ever.
Of course, what may have seemed like a vision of the future back then, didn’t prepare us for the sheer beauty of 2018’s Samsung Galaxy S9.
The S9 is a stunning addition to the Samsung Galaxy family, with an amazing Infinity Display and loads of memory. Best of all, the main camera has a dual aperture, for capturing better photos in all sorts of conditions – especially when it’s dark.
LG G4 v LG G6
LG had some pretty impressive specs on its 2014 flagship, the G4 - like Quad HD resolution on a big screen, and a 16MP camera. And just like Samsung, 2017 was the year LG decided to boost screen size without it affecting the size of the rest of the phone.
The LG G6’s display measures 5.7-inches, and the phone is actually slightly smaller and thinner that it was back then. It’s got two lenses on the back, for super wide photos and videos, and you’ll find the same USB technology on board we mentioned above.
Sony Xperia Z3+ v Sony Xperia XZ2
Back in May 2015, Sony revealed the Xperia Z3+. It had some reputable specs going on, but paled in comparison to the powerhouse Xperia XZ2 released in 2018.
With the XZ2, you can experience the world's first 4K HDR movie recording in a smartphone, and its Dynamic Vibration System gives games and movies more impact. You’ll now be able to feel the action through your fingertips – taking gaming to the next level. When it comes to the camera, those beautiful sunset photos willcome out as you intended, with the XZ2’s high-resolution 19MP camera. And they'll look good even in tricky lighting conditions.
A lot has changed in the world of smartphones, and will continue to do so - that's what makes it so fun! Keep in touch with the Lowdown for the latest news.
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