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iPhone SE vs. iPhone 11: What exactly do you get by spending almost double?

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As the sequel to Apple’s 2016 sleeper-hit iPhone of the same name, the new iPhone SE starts at $399, £419 or AU$749. With that price tag, the phone aims to court budget-minded users who may not be able to splurge on $1,000 handsets like the iPhone 11 Pro or Galaxy S20. While that does mean some cuts in hardware (the phone has a smaller 4.7-inch display and a single rear camera, for example) the iPhone SE does include some modern fixings, such as the same A13 processor as the iPhone 11 phones.

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With a four-year gap between the new iPhone SE and the older one, Apple brought many upgrades. That includes wireless charging, better camera specs and water resistance. (Unfortunately, for wired headphone users, the new iPhone SE doesn’t have a headphone jack.) If you’re looking for a new iPhone but want to save as much money as possible, the iPhone SE is your best bet — you’ll save $300 outright compared to the price of the iPhone 11 (which costs $699, £729 or AU$1,199).

Read our Apple iPhone SE (2020) review.

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The iPhone 11 costs $300 more than the iPhone SE. Despite having many of the same internal specs, however, its main advantages are twofold: It has a bigger screen (6.1 inches versus 4.7, measured diagonally) and it packs better camera specs all around (a second wide-angle lens and a better selfie camera, for starters). If both are big priorities for you, get the iPhone 11.

Read our Apple iPhone 11 review.

Need more specifics? Here’s an in-depth walk-through of how these two models differ so you can learn what exactly the iPhone SE offers at its lower price.

Size and design: iPhone SE is small and compact

The most obvious difference between the two phones is that the iPhone 11 is larger. The iPhone 11 has a 6.1-inch screen while the iPhone SE has a 4.7-inch display. While you get more screen real estate for your apps and watching videos with the former, the iPhone SE will draw users for its comfortable portability and compact grip.

Both iPhones have LCD displays, but the iPhone 11 has a “Liquid Retina HD display” while the iPhone SE has “Retina HD.” These are branding terms that Apple uses to differentiate its display technology; all you have to know, though, is that the iPhone 11’s screen is sharper, although they both have the same number of pixels-per-inch or pixel density.

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The new iPhone SE in red.


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Some users will also like the iPhone SE’s home button. Now that Apple is discontinuing the iPhone 8, the iPhone SE will be the only iPhone Apple will sell with a physical home button. In addition to being intuitive to use, it also means you don’t have to use swipe gestures to return to the home screen or call up recent apps. The home button will also house the device’s fingerprint reader for unlocking the phone and authorizing digital payments (what Apple calls Touch ID). The iPhone 11, however, uses facial mapping sensors on the front-facing camera for biometric security (aka Face ID).

The devices are both IP certified for water protection. But because the iPhone 11 is rated IP68 compared to the iPhone SE’s IP67 rating, it means that the iPhone 11 is a tad more durable against submersion (as in, it’s certified to withstand longer or deeper immersion in water). On paper, an IP67 level of certification means the iPhone SE can survive in up to a meter (3.3 feet) of water for about 30 minutes.

Lastly, the iPhone SE only comes in black, white and red. The iPhone 11 comes in those three colors, too, but if you want more options, you can also get it in pastel yellow, green and purple.

Camera: iPhone 11 has the upper hand

If you’re not necessarily a camera power user, the iPhone SE’s single 12-megapixel rear camera should suffice for posting images on Instagram and casual video recording. But if you care about photography or want more tools at your disposal, the iPhone 11 has a notably better camera setup than the iPhone SE.

The iPhone 11, for instance, has a second wide-angle camera. That means you can take sweeping landscape photos or creative, more dramatic pictures at close distances. The iPhone 11 also has Apple’s low-light camera mode, Night Mode. Night Mode reduces things like digital artifacts, graininess and motion blur to capture and brighten up images taken in dim lighting.

As for the front-facing camera, the iPhone 11 doesn’t just have a better selfie camera because it has more megapixels (12 megapixels compared to the iPhone SE’s 7 megapixels). It can capture 4K video (compared to the iPhone SE’s 1080p video) and record slow-motion video, too.

Processor and battery: Both have A13 Bionic

As its main budget phone, Apple could have outfitted the iPhone SE with an older processor. But the device is equipped with the latest proprietary A13 Bionic chip, the same one that’s inside the iPhone 11. When we ran processing performance speeds on 3DMark and Geekbench 5, both phones clocked in similar results, which is also to say that the iPhone SE performed comparably — and at times better than — the Galaxy S20, Pixel 4 and the OnePlus 8 Pro.

Apple's A13 processor in the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Apple’s A13 processor.


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As always, Apple doesn’t disclose the iPhone SE’s battery capacity. According to the run times listed on Apple’s site, the iPhone SE’s battery is similar to that of the iPhone 8, which isn’t as long as the iPhone 11. (Unofficial tear-downs from third parties also revealed that the iPhone 11 has a 3,110-mAh battery while the iPhone 8 has a 1,821-mAh battery.)

When we ran continuous video playback on Airplane mode, however, both phones lasted the same: about 15 and a half hours, give or take. While we have yet to run streaming tests on the iPhone SE, it’s promising that the first set of battery runs are similar to the iPhone 11.

iPhone SE (2020) vs. iPhone 11

Apple iPhone SE (2020) iPhone 11
Display size, resolution 4.7-inch Retina HD; 1,334×750 pixels 6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina; 1,792×828 pixels
Pixel density 326ppi 326ppi
Dimensions (inches) 5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in. 5.94×2.98×0.33 in.
Dimensions (millimeters) 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm 150.9×75.7×8.3mm
Weight (ounces, grams) 5.22 oz.; 148g 6.84 oz.; 194g
Mobile software iOS 13 iOS 13
Camera 12-megapixel 12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)
Front-facing camera 7-megapixel 12-megapixel
Video capture 4K 4K
Processor Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
Storage 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
RAM Not disclosed Not disclosed
Expandable storage No No
Battery Not disclosed Not disclosed
Fingerprint sensor Home button No
Connector Lightning Lightning
Headphone jack No No
Special features Water resistant (IP67); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging Water resistant (IP68); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging
Price off-contract (USD) $399 (64GB), $449 (128GB), $549 (256GB) $699 (64GB), $749 (128GB), $849 (256GB)
Price (GBP) £419 (64GB), £469 (128GB), £569 (256GB) £729 (64GB), £779 (128GB), £879 (256GB)
Price (AUD) AU$749 (64GB), AU$829 (128GB), AU$999 (256GB) AU$1,199 (64GB), AU$1,279 (128GB), AU$1,449 (256GB)


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Made In India App Photostat launched as an Alternative to Cam Scanner|Check How To Use?

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A major step was taken by the Indian government by banning Chinese apps in late June and once again some apps have been banned.

However, many Chinese apps were used by crores of users in India, who are looking for alternatives. One such popular app was CamScanner, with the help of which PDF files could be created by scanning them from the phone’s camera and shared as documents.

Now its best ‘Made in India’ option Photostat app has come.

Many such features are also being found in the new photostat app, which was not being given in cam scanners.

Offering a wide range of features, this app is considered to be the best ‘Made in India’ option for scanning documents. This app has been prepared by Sandeep Hudkasia’s team and it is completely safe. In this app, no watermark is visible on the documents and it is 100 percent free. This means that no ads in the app are shown to the user while using.

How To Use In Hindi?

  • Talking about other features, support of the Hindi language has also been provided in the app. Apart from this, you can also mark the required documents as favorites.
  • Also, the option of a one-click share has also been given in this app. Users can download this app from Google Play Store.
  • After giving basic storage and camera permissions this app only needs to point the camera at a document, after which it can be scanned and saved or shared in PDF format

Scanned documents can also be arranged in different folders in this app with a size of about 37 MB. It also has four color filters and the app has got ratings of over 4.8 on the Play Store.

Google launched “people cards” in India: How to make your people cards on Google?

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Google launched “people cards” in India : How to make your people cards on Google?

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Google today launched “people cards” in India to let individuals create their profiles on its search engine.

You may be wondering why we’re launching this feature in India first,” said Clark in a briefing. “We are always looking for new ways to make search more useful for people.
We found that there was some unique information needs to India that we could help serve first.”

Google has brought the convenience of people’s cards to mobile users. This means that you will need to log into your Google account on your mobile device to create your public profile.

The new feature that has been in testing in the country for a couple of years brings a virtual visiting cards-like experience to Google Search, where users can highlight their existing websites or social media profiles to detail their identity to the public.

In addition, the new experience is only available in English for now, although other languages ​​will be added.

How to make your people cards on Google

  • To create your people’s card, sign in to your Google account and search for “Add me to search”. Now you will get a prompt, “Add yourself to Google search”.
  • Tap on that prompt and you will then be asked to provide your phone number which will be verified through a six-digit unique code to begin the process.
  • Google Search allows you to create your own people’s card by searching for “add me to search”

Now, Google will provide you with a form to create your public profile.

By adding a brief description of your location as well as about you and your business.

You will get options to add details about your work, education, hometown, websites, and social media profiles.

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Will have These Latest Exclusive Features Now 

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PUBG Ban : Why are PUBG and COD not banned in India? Can It Be Banned in August 2020?

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PUBG has a different level of popularity among gamers. People can change their eating habits, can indulge in other entertainment activities but PUBG lovers can’t resist them by playing the game or so.

There are many versions of the game. Just after its launch, it got immense popularity around the world, especially in India.

When the Indian Government took action and banned some Chinese Apps due to the intense situation at Indo-China Border, Gamers were anxious that with Tiktok, Govt could ban PUBG too.

Just after this news, everybody started flooding the web with similar questions like Has PUBG banned in India, Can It Be Banned in the Near Future, and so on.

If you are also one of those PUBG lovers, Then this article might be a great help to you. 

Why are PUBG and COD not banned in India?

PUBG Mobile has been developed and is managed by the PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of Bluehole, which is located in South Korea. After the initial success of the game, Tencent Games approached PUBG Corporation to distribute the game in China.

Soon after the game was a success in China, Tencent Games brought it to India.

PUBG Mobile: Fate in India

Recently, PUBG Mobile has also come under fire in India and it’s fate now hangs in the balance. The Ministry of IT and technology has just banned 47 more Chinese apps in India. These were banned on the grounds of lapses of data privacy.

Why PUBG is not banned in India yet?

  • PUBG says the data obtained from Indian users is stored on servers located in India. “Our servers are located in India.
  • Its support, engineering, and other teams located in offices around the world have access to the information of its users in some countries, but in the case of Indian players, it is located in India only.

After banning 59 Chinese apps last month, the Indian government has bought the hammer down on 47 more Chinese apps with 275 more in tow. 

The list of 275 apps includes PUBG Mobile too.

 

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