Sony Xperia 1 vs Galaxy S10 Plus Camera Test Comparison

– What's up guys? Saf here on SuperSaf TV, and welcome to another SuperSaf
style camera comparison, this time between the Sony Xperia 1 and the Samsung Galaxy S10+, the most requested on
the channel recently, so a thumbs up for that
will be appreciated. In the usual format, we'll be looking at front, rear facing cameras, images, video, low-light,
all of the good stuff. And right now we're starting off with the front facing cameras. We're gonna have 4K on the S10+, which is capable of. We are at 1080p on the Xperia 1. So, you can have a look. Got a lot of light coming
from the background, so this should test out the
dynamic range quite well. Before we test our stabilization, we are going to switch to 1080p to make it fair on both the devices.

Right, now at 1080p from both devices. Also, I've got to say, look
out for the audio icon. so you'll know which device
the audio is coming from. Let's go ahead and
initially start with a walk. Now let's go ahead and run. (footsteps running) Now we've switched the rear facing cameras performing at 4K. Let's go ahead and test
out the stabilization. (footsteps running) Now what we'll do is see the different angles of view. So, we'll try to zoom
into those ducks there. Both devices can do up to
two times optical zoom. Let's see if we can go into
the wide angle as well. Right so we can't actually
go on to the ultra wide with the Xperia 1. That's an option that's not
available unfortunately. We can go film with ultra wide. You can see that we are getting a lot more into our shots on the S10+. That's interesting. We've just switched to
1080p on both devices.

This is just to test
out the stabilization. Stabilization is usually better at 1080. (footsteps running) (lighter clicks) Now just testing the
autofocus on the Xperia 1. It's okay, not super fast. Same test on the S10+ and it's noticeably faster. That was the video. Now before we move on to images, let's have a quick look at
what we're working with here. For the rear-facing cameras, we have a very similar triple
rear-facing camera setup with a primary camera, a telephoto camera that's gonna give us
two times optical zoom, as well as an ultra wide.

Now the S10+ plus does have
a slightly higher resolution for the ultra wide and the primary camera also has a variable aperture,
where it's gonna switch depending on the light in your scene. And for the front-facing cameras, the S10+ does have two
front-facing cameras. The secondary camera is gonna
help with depth information for the selfie portrait mode. Now all images that you see have been taken on automatic and that is to keep things as fair as possible. They do both have pro modes, which we'll talk about a little bit later. Starting off with some images outdoors of these flowers, both
doing really good overall. Lots of detail especially if you look towards the middle of this flower. The S10+ a little bit
more vibrant, I would say, if you look at those greens, but overall both are doing a good job. Now I did have to tap
the focus on the Xperia 1 and that's because it just would not focus on the flower automatically. So, I did have to tap to do that just to mention that there
and keep things fair.

Now moving on here's an outdoor wide shot. We are shooting into direct sunlight, so looking at the dynamic
range, I do once again think that the S10+ is slightly better. You do have more details in those shadows. Once again a little bit more vibrant. You may or may not prefer that. Now testing up the ultra wide and there is a big difference
between these two images. Firstly S10+ much better dynamic range if you look towards the shadow areas. The S10+ has much better
maintained those shadows. Once again it is a lot
more vibrant compared to the Xperia 1 and the
Xperia 1 is slightly wider compared to the S10+. If you look towards the bottom, we actually got the side
of my finger in as well. So, it is very very wide
which you might like.

Now I wanted to test out the optical zoom. So, I went in front of this sign to see how close we could get to it. Here on the primary camera, once again dynamic range
easily goes to the S10+. There's a lot of blown
out clouds on the Xperia 1 and if we do use the telephoto camera, I think in terms of zoom, both are on par, but once again dynamic range, the S10+ wins here. The Xperia 1 is blowing
out those highlights in those clouds. Right now testing out the portrait mode of both devices here both
seem to be doing a decent job but the S10+ is definitely better. If you look towards my glasses, those edges have been maintained better as well as the area in between my arm and the dynamic range once again is better on the Samsung. If you look towards the background, you can still see some
of that blue in the sky, whereas that has been
blown out on the Sony. Now I was wearing a cap in this picture, which would probably make
it a little bit easier to cut around, so I
thought I'll take it off.

And here in this image you can see that the Sony is really struggling. My hair is now all a blur. It's actually now missed
out a lot of chunks in between my arms, whereas the Samsung is doing much better here. And I thought I'd do one last test for portrait mode. And again it's obvious here that dynamic range better on the S10+ and edge detection so much better. The Xperia seems to have
completely ignored the section in between my arms,
whereas the Samsung has taken care of that. And around my face and ears as well, the Sony has really struggled whereas the Samsung has
done a much better job. So, when it comes to portrait mode, the Samsung clearly winning here. Right, now I thought I'd go
into some more challenging lighting situations, so here
is a chocolate fudge cake, which was absolutely delicious.

And the S10+ maintaining a lot more detail in those shadows. It has become a very, very dark towards that chocolate
cake area on the Sony. And then I went and took
a picture of this light. Sony has blown it out. So, dynamic range it really does not seem to be on point on the Sony. The Samsung it's actually exposed it very, very well. Moving on to low-light. So, here's a shot that I
took on auto on both devices. The Samsung much brighter has maintained a lot more
detail in those darker areas and it doesn't stop there, because on the S10+, if
you've got the Exynos version anyway, the new update
does allow night mode, which lets in a lot more light, and here you can see that
it's night and day difference. The Samsung looks like it's
almost been taken in daylight which is very interesting.

When I took another shot in low-light, here once again the S10+
doing so much better. The Xperia 1 is struggling
to even keep focus on this sign, wheres the S10+
has absolutely no problem. Once again if you do use
the night mode on the S10+, we're gonna get a much brighter image. Final test in low light. S10+ again much better. The Xperia 1 has a bit
of a green tint to it, and it's not as bright as the S10+, and once again if you
do use that night mode, then it really does brighten
up the image quite a bit and it's a much much better image compared to the Xperia 1.

Now let's have a look at some selfies. So, this is a selfie taken in good light. Both actually doing a really good job. The Xperia 1 is slightly wider, compared to the S10+ but generally speaking, I like the colors on both of these. The sharpness is also on
point of both of these. So, I'll call this one a bit of a draw. Now I wanted to test that dynamic range. So, I went in front of the sunlight and here the Sony is
actually doing a better job. It's done a good job of
balancing the foreground as well as the background and
everything is well exposed, whereas the S10+ is
struggling a little bit, although the background
seems to be well exposed, I am a very very dark
here in the foreground. Now testing out some portrait selfies. The Xperia 1 is struggling a lot here. Firstly the dynamic range
that we talked about in the previous shot has completely gone out the window here. The sky is now overexposed. And the edge detection is very, very bad towards my jacket as well as my face.

I know a lot of you guys gonna say it's because of the sunglasses
that this has happened, but the S10+ has done a great job. Edge detection is on point. Yes that's gonna be partly thanks to that secondary front-facing camera, but dynamic range as well is on point. It's not blown anything
out like the Xperia 1 has. Now just to make things fair, I did take my sunglasses off, and I took these shots here. Once again the S10+
doing much better here. The Xperia 1 struggling
with dynamic range.

It looks like as soon as you put on that portrait selfie,
then HDR is just non-existent and the edge detection is also really bad. If you look towards my arm, you can see that there's lots of defects. My ears bled, and it's just nowhere near as good as what we've got in the S10+. Now some low-light selfies. The S10+ is a little bit brighter. The Xperia 1 it's got a bit of a tint to it. It's a gone a bit too warm for my liking. So, I do prefer the S10+ here. However if you do use
the front-facing flash, then I do prefer the Xperia 1. The S10+ does have more noise, and it has washed things out a little bit. and there we have it guys. I don't know what to say. You guys know that I'm completely honest and unbiased in my videos. And I have to be completely honest with the Xperia 1 and say
that I'm very disappointed with the results. You guys all have the results. I've also spoken to a lot
of my YouTuber friends, who've been using the Xperia 1 and they've had a very,
very similar experience.

I mean if you look at all
of the different tests, the S10+ just performed better, whether that was dynamic range, low-light, portrait mode, video from the front as well as the rear facing cameras. I think the only area where the Xperia 1 was better was when it
came to dynamic range from the front-facing
camera for regular shots. Not portrait mode shots. Just regular shots. Now both devices do support HDR video. I couldn't do that for this test because the rest of the
video isn't shot in HDR and you need an HDR display for it too. And the Sony does have
manual control over video using the Cinema Pro app. This is something that
you don't have available on the S10+, so if you are somebody who wants to manually
go and configure things, then the Sony might be an
interesting option for you but when it comes to
shooting the camera as it is, which most people do then the
S10+ is the clear winner here.

Now as I was saying, I
did have lots of hopes for the Xperia 1, but
it seems like Sony keep making the same mistakes
over and over again. They actually make amazing hardware. If you look at the S10+, if
you look at the iPhone 10S Max if you look at any flagship
smartphone out there, it's most likely gonna
be using a Sony sensor. Sony make the best sensors out there.

They also make amazing cameras. I use the Sony a7 III on a regular basis, but hardware is just half of the picture. You do need to have a
good software processing to go along with it. Google is the perfect example. Look at the Google Pixels. They might have just regular hardware, but when it comes to
the software processing, they do an amazing, amazing job. And this is where the Sony
Xperia 1 is definitely failing. Maybe more than what we
had in previous years.

So, the Sony Xperia team
if you're watching this, then please improve the software
processing on your devices. This is something that so
many of the manufacturers are doing really well now. Look at the S10+, look
at the iPhone XS Max. Look at the Google Pixels. Have a look at what all
these other guys are doing and try to also bring that
to your Xperia devices, but as it stands right now, I can't recommend the Xperia
1 based on its cameras. Maybe we'll see some
improvements with software. We'll have to wait and see, but right now I'm pretty
disappointed to be honest. That's what I think anyway. What do you guys think? Definitely drop me a comment below and let me know your thoughts. If you want to see lots of images from lots of different devices, then do give me a follow on Instagram. I'm at @SuperSaf. I hope you enjoyed this
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ROG Phone 3 – The World’s FASTEST Smartphone!

– What's up guys, Saf here on SuperSaf TV. And we've got here the latest
of what has been my favorite gaming smartphone over
the past couple of years. This is of course, the ROG Phone 3. We're going to get this
unboxed, but we'll also do a bit of a comparison versus the ROG Phone 2, to see what's different. Let's get straight to it. Now, looking at this box, it's kind of in this prism shape, and look at that. You know it's a gaming device, right? It's not the easiest box to open. I'll tell you that. Okay. There we go. Now, this just kind of slides out, and we've got the phone in here. Now inside the box as well as the phone, we've got some ROG stickers. We've got this plastic case. We've got some rubber
coverings for the ports.

There's a braided USB
Type-C to USB Type-C cable, as well as a fast charger. This is a 30-watt fast charger. I think that's about the same
as what we had last year. We've got the Aero Active 3 Cooler, which is the accessory that we can put on to the ROG Phone 3. And we've also got a USB Type-C
to 3.5 millimeter converter. And that is because the ROG Phone 3 does not have a 3.5
millimeter jack this year. There is however, a 3.5 millimeter jack on the Aero Active 3 Cooler, which we'll get to in a second. And of course you get that converter too. So we'll get this out of the plastic. Here it is. So, you can see here that it's got that iconic ROG phone design, and looks very similar to the ROG Phone 2, which I have here. And you can see that as well
as the design being similar, the size is almost exactly the same. The ROG Phone 3 is just slightly thicker. And that is partly because it's got more of a camera bump because
of the new cameras. But I do quite like the cleaner
look of the ROG Phone 3.

There aren't as many lines as
we've got on the ROG Phone 2. And the aerodynamic cooling
section has also been updated with this more minimal design. There's of course the RGB ROG
logo, which you can customize. And it looks really, really cool. Now, taking a look at the front. We once again, have a very similar design to what we had last year. And this is around about
a 6.6 inch AMOLED display. However, there are lots of improvements. Firstly, it is a 144
hertz display compared to the 120 hertz of the ROG Phone 2.

You've also got an improved
touch sampling rates. So, we've got 270 hertz versus
240 hertz on the ROG Phone 2. And Asus have also said
that we've got as little as 18 milliseconds of touch latency. Which is the lowest on any smartphone in the world right now. Both have a Full HD+ resolution, but the ROG Phone 3 does
have support for HDR 10+. Whereas the ROG Phone 2
has support for HDR 10. And we've also got a slightly brighter display on the ROG Phone 3, up to 650 nits outdoors, versus 600 nits on the ROG Phone 2. Now, I've absolutely loved the
display on the ROG Phone 2. So smooth, one of the
first with 120 hertz. Now, the ROG Phone 3 is one
of the first with 144 hertz. How much of a difference does it make from 120 hertz to 144 hertz? Definitely a difference,
but not as noticeable as when you go from say 60 to 90 hertz, or from 90 to 100 hertz. The higher the refresh rate, the less noticeable it
is it, in my opinion. But nevertheless, with
that high refresh rate, the higher touch sampling rates, as well as that minimal latency, does make this one of the, if not the best gaming
smartphone display out there.

And we do have the top and bottom bezels. Which give you the front
firing stereo speakers. Now, these speakers are
slightly larger compared to what we had last year. And on the ROG Phone 3,
we have seven magnets for more power and less distortion, as well as game effects in partnership with Swedish company, Dirac. Now let's take a look around the device. So upfront there is that
front-facing camera. This is 24 megapixels. It's got a slightly
wider aperture compared to what we had last year. On the right-hand side, the buttons are on the same place.

So we've got the volume rocker
as well as the power button. And then we've got the air triggers. These are version three
of the air triggers. And this year, we've got twice as many gestures compared to last year. Now supporting both sliding and swiping. And you can also divide each button into two partitions for tapping. So air triggers are actually
really useful because you can map these two different
areas on different games. And you know, they're going to give you an additional advantage. At the bottom, is where
we've got that surprise. And there is no 3.5
millimeter headphone jack. So you've just got the USB Type-C input, but on the left-hand side, as well as the SIM card tray, you do have two USB Type-C
ports in the middle.

And this is something that I absolutely love about ROG phones. Just the consideration of having
these on the left-hand side means that, not only can you
attach different accessories, but you can also plug in the smartphone, use it in landscape mode, and the wire is not going to be coming in your way like it would
do on other smartphones. Really, really cool. It does come with a cover, which I usually take off and lose. Now, here you can attach
the Aero Active 3 Cooler, which we have here. Now this is not only
going to cool your device. You have another RGB
logo because the current logo is going to be covered. And then you've got a USB
Type-C port here at the bottom. So you can still have this plugged in, as well as of course,
a 3.5 millimeter jack. So yes, we don't have
a 3.5 millimeter jack on the device itself, but it is nice that we do have it on
the Aero Active Cooler. And the new thing about
the Aero Active Cooler this time is that we've
also got a kickstand.

So, if you're watching some
content and you just want somewhere to kind of place
this for your gaming, and you don't want to
be carrying the device, then this is definitely quite cool. Now, let's talk about performance. ROG phone's known for having the latest and best specs out there. And this is also the
case on the ROG Phone 3. I believe it is the first smartphone to have the Qualcomm
snapdragon 865+ chipset. The ROG Phone 2 has the 865+. It was also one of the
first to have that chipset. Now there is also the ROG
Phone 3 Strix Edition. This is going to be
priced a little bit lower, and that will have the
snapdragon 865 standard. And you can get up to 512 gigabytes of UFS3.1 storage up from 3.0 last year, as well as up to 16
gigabytes of LPDDR5 RAM compared to up to 12 gigabytes of LPDDR4X RAM that we had last year.

We've also of course got support for 5G this year, and we've got the GameCool 3 heat dissipating system. This has a six times larger
heat sink compared to last year with a redesigned 3D vapor
chamber and in larger graphite. Now I still use the ROG Phone, and it has no problems
in terms of performance, really does keep up with all
of the newer games as well. The ROG Phone 3 just takes that further, and it's going to last
you that much longer. It also has newer software. So we've got Android 10 with the ROG UI. My ROG Phone 2 still has Android 9. I've not got the Android updates as yet. We've got X mode with armory crate. So, this gives you a wider
variety of performance parameters from CPU and GPU performance
to touch sensitivity settings and display refresh rate. Now let's talk about the cameras. So the cameras have been
improved compared to last year, and there's some really
interesting things here. The primary camera is now
a 64 megapixel sensor. It is the Sony IMX686 compared to the IMX 586 with 48
megapixels last year.

We've got a 13 megapixel
ultra-wide camera. And this year, we've also got an additional five megapixel macro camera, which is going to let you focus
in closer to your subjects. It's five megapixels. So, it's not the best
macro camera out there, but it's nice to have. What's very exciting for me however, is the fact that couples with the Qualcomm snapdragon 865+ chipset. That means you can get 8K at
30 frames per second here.

That is something that you really can't do on many other devices,
as far as I'm aware. This is probably one of the
only that has that capability. The Samsung Galaxy S20
Series does have 8K, but that is at a maximum
of 24 frames a second. But in addition to that, you've got 4K at up to
120 frames per second. And I believe that makes this
one of the only smartphones that can film at that frame
rate at that resolution. Which is very, very impressive. Now for the battery. We once again have 6,000,000,000 bowers, which is one of the largest batteries on any smartphone right now.

And my experience with the ROG
Phone 2 was very, very good. One of the best in terms of
battery life on any smartphone last year and with the
ROG Phone 3 as well, that battery life, amazing. Obviously the more you game, and the more heavy you game
with he high refresh rates, that's going to take up more battery. However, Asus have put in a few features in here to get you the most
out of your battery life.

There's some battery care features. So you've got a custom charging limit, and that will allow you to say, lower your limit to around 90% or 80%. There's also a slow charging option, which will limit charging
to around 10 watts, which will be better for the battery wear, we'll keep the temperature
down by around 34%. And, there's also scheduled charging with added sleep wall options such as end time by alarm. Now, finally, let's talk about the price. So, the pricing information
I have right now is that for this flagship version, which has 512 gigabytes of storage, 16 gigabytes of RAM with the 865+, you're going to be looking
at around 1,100 euros. If you do want to go for
the 12 gigabyte version, then that's going to
at around 1,000 euros. And if you do want to
go for the Strix Edition with the 865 8 gigabytes of RAM with 256 gigabytes of storage, then that's going to be around 800 euros. Now, once I've got more
pricing information available for UK, US, et cetera, I'll be sure to drop that
down in the description below.

What do you guys think of the ROG Phone 3? Is this the gaming phone of the year? For me, it is leaning towards that way. Definitely let me know
in the comments below, I hope you enjoyed this
video and found it useful. If you did then do hit that
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is Saf on SuperSaf TV, I'll see you next time.

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Legion Phone Duel 2 – A Gaming BEAST!

(upbeat techno music) – What's up, guys, Saf
here on Supersaf TV, and this is the Legion Phone Duel 2. One of the first videos
with this in the world, so a thumbs up for your
boy would be appreciated. Big thanks to Lenovo for
getting this to me early, as well as sponsoring this video. So the Legion Phone Duel 2 is a smartphone built from the ground up for gaming, and it offers a few things which you're not going to
find on any other device. Let's go ahead and get it unboxed. So inside the box, as well as the device, you do get two USB type C cables and a 65-watt charger
with two USB-C ports.

We'll talk about this a little bit later. You also get a USB type C
to 3.5-millimeter converter, some paperwork, and a clear case. And here it is. You'll notice right away that this has been
built for landscape mode to make the most out of your gaming. We've got the RGB logo here at the back. This has 16.8 million colors, and with the Legion Assistant app, the colors can be set
to react in real time. Now let's take a look at the display. So we do have an in-display
fingerprint scanner, and we have a 6.92-inch AMOLED display with 144 Hertz refresh rate. It supports HDR10+, has 1300
nits of peak brightness. However, what's unique about
the Legion Phone Duel 2 is a world-leading 720
Hertz touch sampling rate. Now this not only makes
things very smooth, but it also makes things very responsive, and if you are playing a game that can support the touch sampling rate, you'll really notice the difference.

Now of course, we've got
the latest and greatest in terms of the specs. So this is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon
888 5G chip set. We've got 12, 16, or up to
18 gigabytes of LPDDR5 RAM. We've got 256 or 512
gigabytes of UFS 3.1 storage. So obviously it's going
to be right up there in terms of performance, but the Duel 2 has a few features that will help it maintain
that peak performance when you're gaming for
long periods of time. We've got the Advanced Technology
Architecture 2.0 design, and this optimizes its heat management through an improved internal layout, massive vapor chamber, and
integrated cooling fans to deliver peak performance at all times.

We've also got the world's first active twin turbo-fan cooling system. The dual fans work together
as a push/pull system to force the cool air flow through the independent
copper wind tunnel. This tunnel is connected
to the large vapor chamber via two copper pillars, increasing thermal transfer performance. Now you may have seen other gaming devices which have a separate
attachment for a fan, but the Duel 2 has this all built in in a compact form factor. Now for the controls, we've got an Octa-Trigger console
controller-like experience. So we've got four
ultrasonic shoulder keys, there's two rear touch points, as well as two in-display
force touchpoints. So you can customize all of these controls to give you that gaming edge. Now for software, we've got Android 11
with a very light skin, so everything is very
close to stock Android. However, we've got some customizations which really help you get
the most out of the Duel 2. There's the Legion Assistant app, which gives you real-time
performance metrics, one-click ultimate performance
mode called Rampage, which will give you
the maximum performance based on the hardware, as well as fan speed control.

We've then got the Legion Realm network, which will help you share
experiences, videos, screenshots with other Legion gaming fans, and also give you access
to Lenovo's support system. Now of course, with the visuals, you're going to want great audio, so we do have dual stereo
front-firing speakers with large chambers, and these are equivalent
to dual 1.6cc speakers. And there's also low-latency
Bluetooth low-energy audio if you are going to be using
some wireless headphones. Now let's move over onto the battery, or should I say, batteries.

We have a total of 5,500 milliamp hours, and this is actually
split into dual batteries, firstly for better weight
distribution when you're gaming, but also for faster charging. So you saw earlier on that we do have two USB-C ports on the 65-watt charger, and we've also got two USB type C cables. Now, the Duel 2 has two USB type C ports. One is here at the bottom,
and one is on the side. Now we've got a few advantages
because of this layout. The side USB type C port allows you to have the device plugged
in when you're gaming, so it's not going to interrupt
your gaming or come in the way. But also, with the
65-watt included charger you can plug in both USB-C
cables into the device, giving you dual turbo charging. This will charge the device from zero to 50% in just 12 minutes. There is also a 90-watt charger available, and with that you can get from
zero to 100% in 30 minutes. And if we compare this to a 4500 milliamp hour single battery on a device with 120-watt charging, this will still be faster because it's filling
up both of those cells at the same time.

So you'll be able to get
around 4500 milliamps in just 17 minutes. Now for safety, we do have
a battery protection system giving you three layers of protection. There's bypass charging,
which allows the phone to switch to the power provided
by the cable exclusively instead of the battery, avoiding the heat generated
through charging or draining that could impact the
smartphone's performance during gaming sessions. Slow charging recognizes when
fast charging is not required, lowering the charging performance to prolong battery quality and
lower internal temperatures.

Overcharging protection
monitors the battery and charging performance to ensure that, once the battery is full and
the phone remains plugged in, the charging stops and the system switches
to bypass charging. Now let's talk about the cameras. So we've got a dual
rear-facing camera setup, I like that Lenovo haven't
just put some cameras in here for the hell of it, all
of these are useful. There's a 64-megapixel primary camera, and this can shoot HDR10
as well as raw images and 8K at up to 24 frames a second. We've then got a 16-megapixel
ultra-wide camera with a 123-degree angle of view. And then we've got a 44-megapixel livestreaming pop-up selfie camera. Now, this is very interesting because it's actually placed up here.

So you'll see, it's just popped up, and again, it is placed in landscape mode so it's not going to be off
to the side or something, and it's going to give
you the best viewing angle when you are gaming and
livestreaming at the same time. Also, an additional bonus
of a popup camera is that, when you're not using it,
it is completely hidden, so you don't have to have
any concerns over privacy. Now with the AI capabilities
of the Snapdragon 888, the Duel 2 can perform real-time back on replacement as well. So that is the Legion Phone Duel 2, one of the most powerful
gaming smartphones out there. If you want to see the latest
pricing and availability and want to find out more, there will be a link down
below in the description.

What do you guys think of
the Legion Phone Duel 2? Do drop me a comment below
and let me know your thoughts. I hope you enjoyed this
video and found it useful. If you did, then do hit that
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Unboxing EVERY ONEPLUS Smartphone EVER!

(upbeat electronic music) – What's up guys? Saf here on SuperSafTV and this is a very, very special video. With the help of OnePlus, I've managed to get a hold of every single OnePlus smartphone ever. What's really interesting is
that I've personally owned every single one of these
at some point or another, so in this video, we're going to go ahead and
unbox every single one of them. It will be a bit of a
trip down memory lane, and towards the end, there is going to be
an exclusive surprise, so stay tuned for that.

Don't skip towards the end. I've got an algorithm on this video, which will let me know if you've skipped, so you won't be able to see the ending unless you watch every
single minute of it. Okay, I totally made that
up, but nevertheless, it's going to be a very exciting video, so you're going to want to see it all. Let's get through it to it. Firstly, it is of course the OnePlus One. This is where the journey
really started in 2014. This device was dubbed the flagship killer and that is because it
offered flagship specs, but at around half the price. This started in the UK at 229 pounds.

You will see the box is quite flat, this is something that could pretty much fit through the letterbox, and that's because you
had a separate little box, which had the power brick, and here's where we also
saw the introduction of the red and white OnePlus theme. Here it is. This theme also continued
over onto the USB cable, which we still see to this
day with the red wire. It was actually flat
initially with USB type-A going to micro USB. And this is it, the OnePlus One. This sandstone back really
brings back a lot of memories. It was very unique, gave it a lot of grip and
a very different texture. The display, a 5.5 inch
full HD LCD display, which was really good for
this price, and for software, we had CyanogenMod. For those of you guys who
don't remember CyanogenMod, it was an open source OS that
was built on top of Android and it allowed lots of
little customizations, which people actually wanted, something that really
made the OnePlus unique.

Internally, this was powered
by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip set, which was the
flagship chip set at the time, with 3 gigabytes of RAM and either 16 or 64 gigabytes of storage. A single 5 megapixel
front-facing camera, a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera with a 3,100 milliamp power battery. The OnePlus One, as well as being dubbed
the flagship killer, was also dubbed the best
smartphone that you could not buy and that was because it was only available on an invite only basis. In my opinion, this was
absolute marketing genius from OnePlus. A new player on the market
that nobody's really heard of, how do you get people talking about it? If you make it exclusive and
something that you can only get with an invite, invites
were given out as giveaways and if you did manage to buy one, you would get a couple of
invites to share with friends, and this really got a lot of people talking about the OnePlus One, but it also made it very
difficult to get ahold of.

My OnePlus One, I actually had to get it
shipped in from China and that had color OS on it and I had to kind of flash
it and get CyanogenMod on, but an excellent smartphone. I actually still see people using the OnePlus One to this day. Every one of my brothers had a OnePlus One because it was such an
affordable smartphone that offered everything
that you really needed.

Then in 2015, OnePlus
introduced the OnePlus 2. The OnePlus 2 also came with an option with this sandstone finish back, but what was cool about
the OnePlus 2 was that you could actually
remove these back covers and replace them with different styles. We still had a 5.5 inch
full HD LCD display powered by the Qualcomm
Snapdragon 810 chip set with 3 or 4 gigabytes of LPDDR4 RAM and either 16 or 64 gigabytes of memory. A 5 megapixel front-facing camera, an updated 13 megapixel
rear-facing camera, this time with optical
image stabilization, and the OnePlus 2 also
introduced a few new things. Firstly, USB type-C. Back in 2015, pretty much
all devices had micro USB, even a lot of the flagships, and OnePlus really were one of the first to adopt USB type-C. It's funny because in 2020, there's still some
manufacturers using micro USB, which should definitely not happen. It also introduced the iconic
alert slider from OnePlus, something which we are very used to from OnePlus devices now.

This was the first OnePlus device with a fingerprint scanner here at the bottom, and most importantly, the OnePlus 2 was the first
device to come with Oxygen OS, OnePlus' very own skin
based on Android Lollipop. Oxygen OS had the aim to
improve Android by giving users a customizable, yet faster and smoother
software experience. You have to remember that back in 2015, most Android smartphones came with a very heavy cartoony looking skin, which had lots and lots of bloatware and then along comes
OnePlus with Oxygen OS, which is super clean, super light and very close to stock Android, but with useful features
such as a dedicated dark mode way before this was a
thing, app permissions, which were not available
on Android at the time, as well as onscreen navigation keys.

It still came in at a very
competitive 239 pounds, which was really, really
good, but once again, it was on the invite only system. I remember to get a hold of this myself, I had to get an invite from
a friend and then on my video that I uploaded with this, literally, every other comment was Saf, do you have an invite
that you can give me? It was in such high demand, but it was still on
that invite only system, which eventually did go. Next is a OnePlus device that
not everybody will know about because it was just one of its kind.

This is the OnePlus X, which came a little bit
after the OnePlus 2. This was an even more
affordable OnePlus device, starting at just 199 pounds, still very premium with a
metal frame and a glass back and an overall smaller form
factor with a 5 inch LCD full HD display and a lot of the specs that we had on the OnePlus One, so the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with 3 gigabytes of RAM,
16 gigabytes of storage, a micro USB port, an 8
megapixel front-facing camera, a 13 megapixel rear-facing
camera, and like the OnePlus 2, it came with Oxygen OS out of the box. This was just one of its kind. It was only available in 2015 and then after, it was discontinued.

We didn't have OnePlus X1,
or X2 or anything like that. Then we move on to 2016
with the OnePlus 3. Gone is the invite system and now you can go ahead and pick this up, which I straight away jumped
on and got a hold of this. This was the first
OnePlus device to feature a full uni body aluminum design and it was also the first OnePlus device to feature an AMOLED
display, so gone is LCD, and now we have much better colors and deeper blacks with AMOLED,
a 5.5 inch full HD display. It was also the introduction
of dash charging from OnePlus, which was very fast charging, giving you a day's power in half an hour. That was the tagline. A 3000 milliamp power battery, the Qualcomm Snapdragon
820 chip set this time with 6 gigabytes of LPDDR4 RAM and a base of 64 gigabytes
of UFS 2.0 storage.

8 megapixel front-facing camera, an improved 16 megapixel
rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization. Oxygen OS based on Android Marshmallow now with more customization options like configurable soft keys, quick wallpaper swapping
and shelf widgets, really making Oxygen OS
a more unique experience. This whole package was
still coming in at a very competitive 309 pounds, which was still around half
the price of a lot of other flagships at the time. Later that year, we had the
introduction of the T series, not the Bollywood music
channel, the OnePlus T series, and here we have the OnePlus 3 T. This was an incremental
update to the OnePlus 3 with a very similar overall
design, the same display, but some key improvements. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip set with now up to 128 gigabytes of storage, a larger 4,300 milliamp power battery as well as a high resolution
16 megapixel selfie camera. The OnePlus 3 T did
come in at a higher price, so this did start at around 399 pounds. Next we had the OnePlus 4. – There wasn't actually a OnePlus 4. – What do you mean there
wasn't a OnePlus 4? – I think it's because the number 4 is considered bad luck in
some cultures, so yeah.

– Yeah. I totally knew that. Anyway, 2017 and we have the OnePlus 5. I remember this device
very clearly because it was my first OnePlus video
to pass over a million views, but that's of course not the
only reason why I remember it. The OnePlus 5 was
the first OnePlus device with a dual rear-facing camera, so we had a 16 megapixel
primary camera with optical image stabilization
as well as a 20 megapixel telephoto camera with optical zoom, 16 megapixel selfie camera, once again, a 5.5 inch full HD AMOLED display with a fingerprint scanner here at the bottom. Powered by the Qualcomm
Snapdragon 835 chip set with either 6 or 8
gigabytes of LPDD4X RAM, 64 or 128 gigabytes of
UFS 2.1 2 lane storage. Oxygen OS based on Android Nougat, continuing the clean, close
to stock Android experience, but with even more new
features like a reading mode, which turn the entire
screen to gray scale, a blue light filter for
easier viewing in the dark and a do not disturb mode. I think this is really for
me the time when I started appreciating how fast and smooth the interface was with Oxygen OS.

An aluminum uni body,
which was very premium, with a 3,300 milliamp power
battery as well as dash charge. This came in at around 450 pounds. Later in 2017, we had the OnePlus 5 T, so another update to the OnePlus line, and now we're getting
really used to seeing 2 major OnePlus devices a year. You will see that although
the overall design language is quite similar to the OnePlus 5, we now have the fingerprint
scanner on the back. One of the main reasons
for that is this larger 6 inch AMOLED display
with much smaller bezels. Similar internals to the OnePlus 5, same front-facing camera, but the rear-facing camera
had a bit of a change-up. We had the same primary
16 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, but the secondary camera
was a low light camera, which was a little bit
confusing as a secondary camera.

The OnePlus 5 T also
came with Oxygen OS based on Android Nougat, but with even more features like the introduction of parallel apps, allowing you to have multiple
instances of the same apps and a gaming do not disturb mode, which mutes your notifications to give you an uninterrupted gaming experience. The OnePlus 5 T still came
in at around the same price, so around 450 pounds, which was
definitely quite reasonable. Now we come into 2018
with the OnePlus 6. Although the design
language is quite similar, instead of an aluminum uni body, we now have a glass back. You'll also see that the
camera and the fingerprint is now all center aligned on the back, which gives it a lot more symmetry. 2018 was definitely the year of the notch, so we can see this notch here, but the bezels have
now shrunk even further and we have a 6.28 inch
full HD AMOLED display. Of course, the Qualcomm
Snapdragon 845 chip set with either 6 or 8
gigabytes of LPDD4X RAM, UFS 2.1 2 lane 64, 128 gigabytes, and also this time, up to
256 gigabytes of storage, a 3,300 milliamp power battery,
16 megapixel selfie camera, 16 megapixel primary rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, a 20 megapixel kind of
depth camera, I believe, and Oxygen OS based on Android Oreo, now with super fast face unlock
and an improved gaming mode, with the price now starting at 469 pounds.

The OnePlus 6 was
the last OnePlus device with a 3.5 millimeter jack. The OnePlus 6 T. Again, a similar design to the OnePlus 6 with the metal frame and the glass back. You'll notice, however, on the back, there is no fingerprint scatter and that is because this was
the first OnePlus device where the fingerprint scanner
was in the display. Having the optical in-display
fingerprint scanner meant that there was more tech that was
going inside the OnePlus 6 T, one of the reasons why the 3.5
millimeter jack was removed, and this also allowed
space for a bigger battery, 3,700 milliamp power.

Bezels also now smaller, so we do have a larger 6.41
inch full HD AMOLED display and this time, we've got
a smaller teardrop notch. The OnePlus 6 T also jumped
from Oxygen OS 5.0 to 9.0 to coincide with Android
Nine, Android Pie, now with adaptive battery
support, new gesture navigators, do not disturb mode with
adjustable settings, as well as gaming mode 3.0
with many more options, and we were looking at a
starting price of 499 pounds. Then we moved to 2019. What an amazing year 2019 was, right? You know, before the whole world
was on fire and everything. I mean, I'm fine. Everything's okay. I'm fine. But anyway, 2019 was the
first year when we had 2 OnePlus devices announced
at the same time, the OnePlus 7 and
the OnePlus 7 Pro. The OnePlus 7 Pro
did come in a regular as well as a 5G version. These devices were quite different. Starting with the OnePlus 7, an incremental update
to the OnePlus 6 T, coming in at same the price, 499 pounds. We still had the teardrop notch, a 6.41 inch full HD AMOLED display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip set, 6 or 8 gigabytes of RAM, 128 or 256 gigabytes of UFS 3.0 storage, 16 megapixel front-facing camera, 2 rear-facing cameras, a 48 megapixel primary camera with OIS as well as a 5 megapixel depth sensor, under 3,700 milliamp power battery.

The real star of the show was of course the OnePlus 7 Pro, and the OnePlus 7
Pro was really one of the biggest updates we had seen
from OnePlus in many years and that was mostly around
this beautiful display. This is a 6.67 inch quad HD plus display, so we have now gone
from full HD to quad HD. The bezels are absolutely
minimal, no notch, no punch outs. We've got a pop-up selfie
camera, but most importantly, this is a fluid AMOLED display with a 90 hertz refresh rate, and OnePlus was one of
the first manufacturers to introduce 90 hertz on
a mainstream smartphone and this really tied
in well with Oxygen OS on Android Nine, making
things very fast and smooth. Oxygen OS on the OnePlus 7 Pro also brought a built-in screen recorder, something which still wasn't
available on stock Android. It didn't stop there. As well as the 16 megapixel
pop-up front-facing camera, we did now have a triple
rear-facing camera setup, 48 megapixel primary camera,
now for the first time, a 16 megapixel ultra-wide camera and an 8 megapixel telephoto camera, so this really put it in line
with a lot of the flagships out there by giving us that
triple rear-facing camera setup.

You also had, of course, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip set with up to 12 gigabytes of RAM and up to 256 gigabytes
of UFS 3.0 storage. The combination of these
high-end specs, Oxygen OS, along with that smooth
90 hertz refresh rate made this one of the fastest
smartphones out there and even now, this is
absolutely fine to use. My brother still uses
this as his daily driver. The OnePlus 7 Pro
also saw the introduction of warp charge 30, 30 watt wide charging with a 4,000 milliamp power battery. The OnePlus 7 and the
OnePlus 7 Pro were also the first OnePlus devices
to support stereo speakers, something that we had been
asking from OnePlus for for a long time, so it was
great to see this here. The OnePlus 7 Pro
was priced at 649 pounds, which was still a very, very
good price for everything that you were getting. Now we move on later into 2019
and you'll notice that the box design has changed quite a bit.

We've got some messaging
here at the front. Here, we've got the OnePlus 7 T as well as the OnePlus 7 T Pro. Now the OnePlus 7 T Pro, very much an incremental update
to the OnePlus 7 Pro, but the OnePlus 7 T
was quite a bit different, so we'll have a look at the
OnePlus 7 T Pro first and then we'll look at
the OnePlus 7 T. The design, pretty much the
same as the OnePlus 7 Pro. However, the blue is slightly lighter, and the biggest updates
really came on the inside. First up, the 7 T Pro
has the 855 plus chip set, compared to the 855, making it 50% faster, and although the camera
setup is very similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro, we now see the introduction
of being able to use the ultra-wide 16 megapixel camera as a macro camera and being
able to focus right up close.

This is something that
I really liked about the OnePlus 7 T Pro. The OnePlus 7 Pro
also came with Oxygen OS based on Android 10 out of the box with an improved UI redesign,
enhanced location permissions, and new quick setting icon customizations. A slightly larger battery
with now warp charge 30T, which is around 23% faster
compared to warp charge 30. This started at around 699 pounds. The OnePlus 7 T. This was priced at around 549 pounds, but cutting back on some
of the features of the OnePlus 7 T Pro to achieve that price, firstly, with the display. A 6.55 inch display with 90 hertz, so we've still got that high refresh rate, but as you can see, we
do have a teardrop notch rather than the popup camera.

A 16 megapixel front-facing camera and a very unique looking
circular camera module here at the back with
a triple camera setup, 48 megapixel primary camera with OIS, a 16 megapixel ultra-wide camera, as well as a 12 megapixel
telephoto camera. For me, what was really
interesting about the OnePlus 7 T was that
even though it was priced at a very reasonable 550 pounds, you still had the triple
rear-facing camera setup. Not only that, this is powered
by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 plus chip set with
8 gigabytes of RAM and either 128 or 256 gigabytes
of UFS 3.0 storage. As with the OnePlus 7 T Pro, the OnePlus 7 T
did come with Oxygen OS based on Android 10 out of the box.

Now we come to the year 2020. I mean, it actually
started off pretty good, so let's not complain there. The OnePlus 8 and
the OnePlus 8 Pro. You'll see that the
boxes look very similar and the overall design of both
devices is also very similar. You'll see that we do have
a metal frame with this frosted glass back finish,
which I'm definitely a fan of, as well as the center
aligned camera modules.

Also from the front, I
almost forgot I had this. I made this wallpaper for the review. Anyway, as I was saying, from the front, very similar as well, curved displays, minimal bezels with a
punch out towards the side. However, the OnePlus 8
does have a 6.55 inch full HD 90 hertz AMOLED display
whereas the OnePlus 8 Pro has a larger 6.78 inch quad HD plus 120 hertz fluid AMOLED display. Both smartphones are very smooth and both are also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip set, both did come with Oxygen OS
10.5 on top of Android 10, and we did finally get an official IP 68 water and dust resistant rating
on the OnePlus 8 Pro. With the cameras, both have a 16 megapixel
front-facing camera. The OnePlus 8 has a 48
megapixel primary camera, a 16 megapixel ultra-wide camera, and this is also where we saw the 2 megapixel macro camera. I'm not going to give OnePlus
too much stick for it because they did help me find all of these phones, which was not easy, but you guys know exactly how I feel about 2 megapixel macro cameras.

However, the OnePlus 8
Pro did have the biggest leap in cameras for a OnePlus device. A primary 48 megapixel camera with OIS, a 48 megapixel ultra-wide camera, an 8 megapixel telephoto camera, as well as a 5 megapixel
color filter camera. The color filter camera was
definitely controversial after some people figured out
that it could see through thin materials and thin
plastics and things like that. All of that's covered in my
full OnePlus 8 Pro review. I'll link that in the cards
and in the description. The OnePlus 8 has a
4,300 milliamp power battery, does support warp charge 30 T, but the OnePlus 8 Pro
finally gave us what we had been asking for for a long time, so not only do we have warp charge 30 T on the 4,510 milliamp power battery, for the first time on a OnePlus device, we have wireless charging. Not only that, this is 30
watt wireless charging. Reverse wireless charging is also supported on the OnePlus 8 Pro. For pricing, the OnePlus 8
started at around 600 pounds whereas the OnePlus 8
Pro, in true flagship style, started at around 800 pounds.

That brings us on to the most
recent OnePlus smartphone at the time of this video. That is the OnePlus Nord. For me, the Nord has been
one of the best smartphones at this price, and that
price is 379 pounds. For that, you get a 6.44 inch 90 hertz fluid AMOLED display with minimal bezels and a dual punch out, so that does mean that you
get 2 selfie cameras, a 32 megapixel primary camera, as well as an 8 megapixel ultra-wide, a quad rear-facing camera setup, 48 megapixel primary camera, 12 megapixel ultra-wide camera,
5 megapixel depth camera as well as that 2
megapixel macro camera. Anyway, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chip set, so 5G supported, 8 or 12 gigabytes of RAM, 128 or 256 gigabytes of storage, Oxygen OS 10.5 based on Android 10 with a promise of 2
years of software updates and 3 years of security updates, a 4,115 milliamp power
battery with support for warp charge 30 T, and of course, Oxygen OS 10.5 based on Android 10, and that gives it one of
the fastest and smoothest experiences that you're
going to find at this price.

That's all of the OnePlus devices so far, but I did promise you
an exclusive, didn't I? Inside this box is nothing, actually. It's not the OnePlus 8 T. I've not got it as yet. I'm not Marques. I've not been using it for a
couple of weeks now already, but I do have some exclusive information about the OnePlus 8 T. We already know officially
from OnePlus that the 8 T will have a 120
hertz fluid display. We also know that it will
support warp charge 65, which is twice as fast as
30 T that we have right now.

However, what I can now
tell you exclusively, so this is where you're hearing
about this first anywhere, is that the OnePlus 8 T
will be coming out of the box with Oxygen OS 11 based on Android 11, and that will make it one
of the first smartphones in the world that will be coming out of the box with Android 11. I have been using Oxygen
OS 11 for the past couple of weeks now, even though
I'm not Marques, but anyway, I've got the beta version
here on my OnePlus 8 Pro.

OnePlus have been working
on multiple software optimizations to further
improve the overall experience, particularly when it comes to using your device with one hand. If you remember my
OnePlus 8 Pro review, one of the pieces of
feedback I had in that video was that I would like OnePlus to improve the one-handed usage experience, and this really goes back
to the core of Oxygen OS, which is to take feedback
from the community fans, tech reviewers like myself,
and implement that for us. I can show you a few examples here. When you are in the gallery, for example, you'll see that we've got the heading and subheading here at the top, but I can easily access
everything here with one hand. I'm not going to have to use 2 hands or I have to do some gymnastics
to reach towards the top.

Another quick example, you can see here that
I'm in the settings menu and I've got the header portion here, but I can easily access
everything with one hand, so OnePlus has been working, doing lots of testing
with users to find out what the best way is to implement this. OnePlus engineers have also implemented as many as 142 software optimizations. This means with Oxygen OS
11 on the OnePlus 8 T's 120 hertz refresh rate display
will be very optimized, continuing that fast
and smooth experience. We also now finally have
an always on display with Oxygen OS 11, something that I've been
asking about forever. There we have it guys, every OnePlus smartphone
that we've had so far laid on the table side-by-side, first time I'm seeing it like this.

I'm sure it's the first
time you're seeing them all like this as well. Of course, there is going
to be a new addition to this family with the OnePlus 8
T in just a couple of weeks. If you want to see that coverage
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allowed to talk about it, then do subscribe and hit that bell icon. (bell rings) You're not going to want to miss out. Which OnePlus smartphone has
been your favorite of all time? Do let me know in the comments below.

I think for me personally,
it's probably the OnePlus One, the OG, but after that, it'd probably have to be
the OnePlus 7 Pro. I hope you enjoyed this video as much as I enjoyed making it. If you did, then do hit
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Top 5 BEST Smartphones of 2021…. So Far

– What's up, guys? SuperSaf here, and believe it or not we're almost halfway through 2021 already. Time really does fly. And, so far this year we've had some amazing
smartphones already. Now, like I've been doing
for the past few years, halfway through the year I do give you my top five
personal picks of the year so far. Now, before we get into the
list, a few disclaimers. I've tested a lot of smartphones
this year, but obviously I've not tested every single one. So there may be a
smartphone that you think should have been featured,
which hasn't been. That's absolutely fine. Please drop that in the comments below and I'll try to test it out and include it in the final end of year list. Second disclaimer, this is
my personal top five list.

It might be different to your list. That's absolutely fine guys. We can still be friends.
There's no need to fight. Please drop your top picks
down in the comments below. This list is in no particular order. I'm just giving you my top five. And because this list is of devices released in 2021, there are no iPhones in this top five list. Yes, we did have the purple iPhone 12, but that's just a different color. It doesn't really count
as a different smartphone. If you must know, the
iPhone that I use most is the iPhone 12 Pro Max. I've had it since the day it was released. I really like the cameras,
they're very consistent. It's got some of the best video on any smartphone right now and it's got excellent battery life.

Now there's definitely
room for improvement. We don't have the best
display on the iPhone. There's lots of other
smartphones, this year especially, that do overtake the iPhone in terms of display with high refresh rates. And the iPhone that I think
most people will opt for is the iPhone 12. I've covered both the iPhone 12 Pro Max as well as the iPhone
12 in separate reviews. I'll link those in the
comments and the description. And if you are thinking about buying an iPhone,
personally speaking, I would recommend you wait a few months.

September is likely when
we're going to be hearing about the next new
iPhones, the iPhone 13s. So it might be worth just
waiting a little bit longer unless you get a great deal. Now, with all of that out of the way, let's go ahead and get to
the 2021 top five list. So, the first smartphone on my list in no particular order, is
the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Now the S21 Ultra came
out very early this year and it has been the Android
smartphone that's been in my pocket for the
longest period of time.

And that's because Samsung
really did take a lot of feedback from users on the S20
Ultra and pretty much improved everything that we had asked for. So we've got an excellent
display with 120 hertz. We've got a very unique design,
which we don't really see on any other smartphone,
with a camera module really blending into the sides. And I'm a little bit biased but the matte black version
looks absolutely stunning.

We've got excellent overall
cameras with, in my opinion the best zoom on any smartphone right now. 10x obstacle zoom, which
can be extended quite a bit. Now, we no longer get a
charger included out of the box which isn't great for a
smartphone of this price. And the charging is also
not the fastest out there. It's only 25 watts wired charging. And this year we no longer
have a MicroSD card slot. Something that a lot of people are used to on Samsung Galaxy devices. But, regardless, it's
an excellent smartphone and I can easily recommend it. Right, moving on. The next smartphone on my list was also a smartphone
that came up pretty early but has kind of got forgotten a little bit and that is the Oppo Find X3 Pro. Now Oppo really did try to tick all of the boxes with this device.

We've got an excellent display. We've got some great overall cameras and what's quite unique is that we have the same sensor for the primary as well as the ultra wide camera, which you don't really see
on many of the devices. And we also have the world's first microscope camera on a smartphone. Now this is something
that I initially thought was a bit of a gimmick, but after using it, I
actually found I was using it more than the telephoto camera. Just kind of getting my
camera close up to things and really being able to see the details is just so, so much fun. There's also 65 watt charging included out of the box with 35
watt wireless charging. And it's also quite compact
for a full size flagship. It's only around 8.26 millimeters thin, which makes it a lot lighter
and a lot easier to use compared to some of the
other flagships out there. Now, of course it's not perfect. There's definitely room for improvement.

I think the selfie camera could
be improved, it's only 1080p and with the design, although
the way the camera module rises up is quite unique,
the overall design does look very similar to
the iPhone 12 Pro Max. I also think the device
is priced slightly high, especially if we compare it to the next smartphone on this list and that is the OnePlus 9 Pro. Now OnePlus and Oppo are partner companies so we do see a lot of similarities, especially from the front. The displays look almost identical. This is not a bad thing. We do have 120 hertz on both displays and they're very good. The OnePlus 9 Pro, however does come in quite a bit cheaper compared to the Oppo Find X3 Pro. And for that, you're not
really missing out on too much. You do get a premium built design Warp Charge 65T included
out of the box with support for wireless charge 50T,
which is very, very fast.

And although the
internals are very similar to other flagships out there, what you find with the OnePlus 9 Pro is that, thanks to OxygenOS, it is very, very fast and smooth. We also have some big improvements for the cameras this
year on the OnePlus 9 Pro with the ability to record
8K from both the primary as well as the ultra wide camera. And we have this massive
Hassleblad partnership which in my opinion, didn't
fully live up to the hype and although the cameras
have improved with time with software updates, I still
think that the Hassleblad partnership fruits will be
seen a few years down the line.

Now the front facing
camera is still not good as with the Find X3 Pro, it's just 1080p but overall, the one plus
nine pro is a great package. Now, before we move on, if you're enjoying this video so far, please do consider
subscribing to the channel. Around 60% of you watching
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coverage like this. Right, now the next smartphone on my list I mean, it's complete overkill, it ticks pretty much all of the boxes and that is the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. Now this device arguably
has one of the best displays on the market right now. Definitely one of the brightest displays out there with 1700 nits. You've got 120 hertz refresh rate with 480 hertz touch sampling. It's got a very premium ceramic build. You've got 67 watts
wired charging included but you've also got support
for 67 watt wireless charging, some of the fastest wireless charging you're going to find out there.

You also get a secondary
display on the back which can be used as a viewfinder for the rear facing cameras, which means you can get some
very high quality selfies. Now, the cameras overall, in my experience did not live up to the hype. Yes, they have been improved over time, but things like the 120X at
the back on a zoom camera that only has five times
optical zoom capability in my opinion, was just bad at marketing. I mean, sure, the Zoom's good, but it doesn't not compare to the zoom on something like the S21 Ultra. Now moving on, the final
smartphone on my list. This was definitely very
difficult to choose, but I think it's going to have to be the best compact Android
smartphone out there, in my opinion and that is the ASus Zenfone 8. Now this was a bit of
a surprise from ASus. Traditionally we've had the
flip, which we still have but the Zenfone 8, for me,
was a device that comes in at a very competitive price point with pretty much all of the internals that you have on any other flagship.

There's really not many compromises made. You've got 120 hertz display. You do have a respectable
4,000 milliampere battery with 30 watt charging
included out of the box and a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack which you're not going to find on any other smartphone on this list. So, very impressive there. Now, you don't get
wireless charging included and it can seem like a pretty basic phone. It's not got any bells and whistles but if you are after a
compact flagship smartphone, then the Asus Zenfone 8
is an easy recommendation. Now, I do have lots of honorable mentions because there's so many great
smartphones that I have used. We do have the gaming smartphone, such as the ROG Phone 5, the pro the one that I liked best,
which was the ultimate edition 144 hertz display, 6,000
milliampere battery with lots of triggers for gaming. And then we also had
the Legion Phone Duel 2, which, in my opinion, is more of a gaming
device than a smartphone.

And that's because it's really been built for gaming completely in landscape, including the pop-up selfie camera, 144 hertz display, a built-in fan to keep your device cool
after long gaming periods, as well as two USB ports, which you can use simultaneously
for dual turbo charging. This just absolutely blew my mind. The ability to plug in two USB-C cables to up to a 90 watt charger which give you some
very, very fast charging. We also had the ASus Zenfone Flip, which allows you to use
the rear facing cameras as front facing cameras
with 8K video recording. Overall, a great smartphone.

The S21 as well as the 21 Plus, which offer a lot of features
that the S 21 ultra offers, but at a lower price, even
compared to last year. We've also had the Vivo X60 Pro as well as the X60 Pro Plus. Very promising devices, which unfortunately, I have not had a massive amount of time to play with. And let's not forget some
of the budget options that we've had this year,
such as the Realme 8 Pro which I was very impressed with. 108 megapixel camera, 50
watt dock charging included out of the box, all for under 300 pounds. We also had the Poco F3 with the Qualcomm
Snapdragon 870 processor, 120 hertz refresh rate, again coming in at around 300 pounds, which is absolutely insane.

And then I also got to test
out the Infinix Note 10 Pro which is a device that retails
for around 259 dollars, has a 90 hertz display,
256 gigabytes of storage with 8 gigabytes of RAM at that very competitive price. I mean, I could potentially
do a separate video altogether for the top five budget smartphones. Definitely let me know
in the comments below if you'd like me to do that. And that is my top five list
with the honorable mentions. What are your favorite
smartphones of the year so far? Do drop those in the comments below. I hope you enjoyed this
video and found it useful. If you did, then do smash
that like that for me. And if you haven't already,
then be sure to subscribe and hit that bell icon. We are going to be having
the end year full roundup as well as the SuperSaf
Style collaboration with all my friends, which you definitely don't want to miss. Thanks for watching. This is Saf on SuperSaf TV. I'll see you next time..

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Samsung Galaxy S21 vs S21 Plus vs S21 Ultra – Which should you Buy?


The Samsung galaxy s 21 series is finally official I’ve had an early first look and here’s everything you need to know what’s up guys saf here on supersaf tv and it looks like pretty much all the leaks and rumors were spot on accurate but uh now we have the official information we can break everything down look at the differences between the devices and hopefully by the end of this video you’ll know which one to go for so as expected we’ve got three new Samsung galaxy s21s there is the s21 the s21 plus and the s21 ultra the s21 is the smallest with a 6.2 inch display the s21 plus has a 6.7 inch display and the s21 ultra the largest with a 6.8 inch display all devices have small bezels with an Infiniti or punch out they all have gorilla glass vectors they all have dynamic amoled displays and they all have a maximum refresh rate of 120 hertz the similarities stop there however the s20 1 and the s21 plus are quite different otherwise compared to the s21 ultra let’s break down all of the differences firstly the brightness the s21 and the s21 plus have a peak brightness of 1300 nits the s21 ultra does have a peak brightness of 1500 nits 1300 is more than good enough but 1500 just means that the s21 ultra will be better to view outdoors the s21 and the s21 plus also have a full hd plus resolution the s21 ultra has a quad hd plus resolution now this is the first time in many years that Samsung has gone back on the resolution on one of their s devices so it might be disappointing for some of you however i think for most people it should be fine if we do go back to last year and take a look at the likes of the s20 series as well as the note 20 ultra all of those although they did have quad hd plus resolution you could only have that resolution at 60 hats as soon as you wanted to switch to that smoother 120 hertz you would drop down to full hd plus resolution and personally speaking on my note 20 ultra which I’ve been using since last year it has been on full hd and it’s been generally absolutely fine so this is going to come down to your personal preference if you do want all the bezel and whistles then the s21 ultra is the one to go for and for the first time on a Samsung device the s21 ultra also can support 120 hertz with quad hd plus resolution so you can have that high resolution with that high refresh rate also the s21 ultra does have the ability to switch between 11 or 120 hertz making it a lot more efficient the s21 and the s21 plus however can only switch between 48 and 120 hertz so although you do have that adaptive refresh rate it’s not going to be as efficient as the s21 ultra and the final difference between the displays is something that you might actually prefer on the s21 and the s21 plus and that’s that they have a flat display whereas the s21 ultra does have some curves on the side now this is something that Samsung has had for quite some time but it looks like they are starting to move away from it i think it’s going to come down to personal preference some people do prefer curved displays some people do prefer flat displays now let’s move on to the design and the build so Samsung has now updated their design and we have the camera modules kind of melting in to the edges of the devices and we do have metal frames across all the devices however there are some key differences in terms of the material the s21 plus and the s21 ultra do have glass panels on the back whereas the s21 standard has a plastic back what Samsung like to call glastic so it’s not going to be as premium as the s21 plus and the s21 ultra again i think this is going to come down to personal preference most people do tend to put their device in a case and if that is the case for you case case for you then i don’t think it’s going to be that much of a big deal because you’re not necessarily going to be feeling that all the time and having used the Samsung galaxy s20 fe for the past few months i can tell you that personally speaking it’s not a big deal for me it might be for you now all three devices do have an ip68 water and dust resistance rating which is always nice to have and they all have a matte finish which I’m a big big fan of in previous years Samsung has usually offered matte as well as glossy backs but this time we have got matte across the board now we’ve got some different color options there’s four color options available for the s21 three color options available for the s21 plus and two color options available for the s21 ultra and the flagship color for the s21 and the s21 plus is the phantom violet which let’s be real let’s just call it the thanos edition perfectly balanced [Music] it looks like there are lots of marvel fans in Samsung’s design team now let’s move over on to the cameras so we do have more differences here the camera module on the s21 ultra is much larger compared to the s21 and the s21 plus that is because it has more cameras initially let’s look at the s21 and the s21 plus they have the same cameras there’s a 10 megapixel selfie camera and then we have a triple rear facing camera setup there’s a 12 megapixel ultra wide camera a 12 megapixel primary camera and then a 64 megapixel telephoto zoom camera which is going to give you three times optical zoom now the camera setup seems very similar to what we had on the s20 series last year but the s21 ultra is really where we have a lot more of the improvements firstly there’s a 40 megapixel selfie camera and on the rear we’ve got quite a few cameras we’ve got four cameras in total as well as a laser autofocus sensor let’s break these cameras down so we’ve got a 12 megapixel ultra wide camera now the key thing here is this camera has dual pixel autofocus which we don’t have on the s21 and the s21 plus and this is going to allow you to also use the ultra wide camera as a macro camera so when you do get to subjects around 10 centimeters or closer then it’s gonna switch to focus and you’ll be able to get some really nice macro shots now this isn’t the gimmicky 2 megapixel macro cameras that we’re talking about this is actually going to be using the 12 megapixel ultra wide camera sensor to focus in closer we’ve seen something like this on the oneplus series as well as a few oppo devices and it’s something that i really really do like we then have the primary 108 megapixel sensor now this is the same size as what we had last year but it is an improved sensor which is supposed to give you three times more dynamic range and it’s also capable of capturing 12-bit raw files it also has optical image stabilization and it’s going to use the laser autofocus sensor to help it focus which was a problem with the s20 so it’s nice that Samsung has improved this and then we have two telephoto cameras there is a three times as well as a 10 times zoom camera both have optical image stabilization as well as dual pixel autofocus now this is a similar setup to what we’ve seen on the Huawei p40 pro plus last year and it just gives you a lot more scope with your zoom you’re not just stuck to one extreme or another Samsung has said that they’ve also improved the zoom so we do have a zoom lock feature which kicks in when you are zooming in at extremes you can zoom all the way up to 100 times which i’m still not too keen on but of course guys we are going to be doing a supersaf style camera comparison as soon as we can definitely let me know in the comments below which device you’d like me to compare the s21 ultra cameras to first and also be sure to subscribe and hit the bell icon if you haven’t already now we’ve also got some improvements for videos so firstly we do have 8k at up to 24 frames a second as we did have last year this is across all the s21 series devices but we now have 4k at 60 frames a second across all of the cameras of the s21 ultra we also do have 4k up to 60 frames a second on most the s21 and the s21 plus his cameras except the telephoto camera the telephoto camera does not have 4k60 that only goes up to 4k 30 frames a second I’m not sure how much of a big deal that’s going to be for most people but it’s nice to see that consistency at least on the s21 ultra there’s also a lot of new software features one of those is directive view which will give you some more advanced features for the cameras and also let you preview the different lenses before you do switch to them we’ve also got single take 2.

Which is going to use multiple cameras to put together a piece for you i personally don’t use this that much myself but we’ll see how much it’s been improved and we also have vlogger view which will let you capture video from the front and the rear facing cameras at the same time now let’s move on to the performance so the s21 series as we’ve seen previously from Samsung will vary depending on your region some reasons we’ll be getting the QUALCOMM snapdragon 888 chipset other regions will be getting Samsung’s exynos 2100 now the 2100 was announced by Samsung a few days ago and it does seem to have lots of improvements compared to last year but we’re gonna have to wait until I’ve got the devices in hand both the UK version and the us version so i can really do more of a comparison for longer term usage make sure you are subscribed to see that as soon as i can get hold of the QUALCOMM version i will be doing lots of tests for storage and ram the s21 and the s21 plus come with eight gigabytes of ram the s21 ultra does come with 12 gigabytes of ram so it is going to be a multitasking beast and for storage we do have 128 and 256 gigabytes across all devices and the s21 ultra does come with a 512 gigabyte version ufs 3.
1 storage but as you may have already heard there is some bad news the s21 series does not have a micro SD card slot rip to the micro SD card slot should we should we have a moment of silence for it no no right so when it comes to the micro sd card slot personally speaking because of the differences of speed based on its 3.1 storage and even some of the fastest micro sd card slots I do see why Samsung has done this but let me know what you think one of the positives that we do have is that Samsung is only going to be charging around 50 pounds more if you do want to go for the 256 gigabyte option so I think that is pretty reasonable if we look at it that way I’m not defending them again let me know what you guys think for software all devices do come with androids 11 out of the box with Samsung’s one ui 3.1 and all of the devices also have a brand new fingerprint sensor it is the QUALCOMM 3d sonic sensor gen 2.

Now this is 1 times larger compared to the previous generation and it’s also 50 faster this is something that I’m really looking forward to i really do like good in-display fingerprint scanners and this improvement is definitely welcomed the s21 plus and the s21 ultra also have ultra wideband technology and this will allow a few things Samsung have talked about using the devices as a digital touchless key for your car there is improved android auto and there’s also integration with smart things from Samsung so you’ll be able to get some smart tags to be able to locate them much more easily the s21 ultra also comes with some unique features which you won’t get on the s21 and the s21 plus firstly we do have hyper fast wi-fi 6e which can give you up to four times faster Wi-Fi speeds and the s21 ultra as you may have already heard does have support for the s pen this is the first time we’ve got s pen supports on a galaxy s device and this isn’t going to be included it’s going to be an accessory that’s sold separately bundled with a case because there is no space in the s21 ultra for the s pen like you have on the note series I’m not sure of the exact pricing as yet for the cases but i really think this is a good move from Samsung because it does bring the s pen which i personally use all the time to the galaxy s series but it is optional so it’s not something that you have to have to have all devices do have stereo speakers and let’s move on to the batteries so based on the size of the devices of course the s21 does have the smallest battery 4 000 milliamps the s21 plus has a 4 800 milliamp battery and the s21 ultra with the biggest 5000 milliamp hour battery all devices do support up to 25 watt fast charging up to 15 watts wireless charging they will also have reverse wireless charging where you can use the devices to charge maybe some galaxy buds or another device altogether but none of the devices come with a charger or earphones out of the box now this has been something that’s been rumored for some time but it’s now officially confirmed Samsung is not including this and i mean it’s controversial personally speaking i do use wireless charging mostly so not having a charger is not the biggest deal for me the problem i do have is the fact that Samsung wore taking digs at apple just a few months ago when apple didn’t include a charger and this is something that you know really does work me up I’ve gone on about this in a full rant in my podcast on supersaf speaks shameless plug there why not if you do want to hear that podcast then I’ll be linking that down below let me know what you guys think of Samsung not including the charger out of the box one thing that might help the blow of not having a charger out of the box is the fact that the s21 series is priced lower quite a bit lower actually compared to what the s20 series came in at last year so the Samsung galaxy s21 is going to be starting at 800 or 769 pounds the s21 plus will be coming in at a thousand dollars or 950 pounds the s21 ultra starts at 1300 or 1150 pounds which is at least in the uk significantly lower compared to what the s20 ultra came in last year in terms of the release date you can pre-order now 29th of jan is the official release dates but obviously before that we are going to be doing lots more coverage here on the channel unboxing camera comparison hands-on if you want to see all of that content first you know what to do hit that subscribe button and that bell icon so you don’t miss any of that coverage that’s coming up what do you guys think of the Samsung galaxy s21 series will you be picking one up which one would you be picking up definitely drop me a comment below and let me know your thoughts i hope you enjoyed this video and found it useful if you did then do hit that thumbs up button for me thanks for watching this is saf on supersaf tv and I’ll see you next time you