On June 5, Apple introduced iOS 17, a new iteration of the iPhone’s operating system. iOS 17 comes with new functions and user interface tweaks for iPhone users, and most of the features are available in Samsung’s One UI 5.1 as well as previous iterations.
iOS Vs One UI 5.1 – Comparison of top features
Samsung is yet to unveil its Android 14-based One UI skin for Galaxy devices. It will be equipped with more new and useful features for consumers, with Beta activity expected to begin next month. Meanwhile, it’s great to compare the top features of iPhone 17 with One UI 5.1.
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1. Standby Mode Vs Always On Display
With iOS 17, Apple introduced Standby Mode, which turns a charging iPhone into a home hub. It’s like Galaxy users have been already using One UI as Always On Display. It gets activated when Apple users put iPhone on charge in landscape mode to show time, weather, a calendar, music controls, photos, and more.
2. Lock screen customization
iOS 16 brought an easily customizable lock screen, which Apple further refined with iOS 17. Now, the iPhone’s lock screen has more customization ways for fonts colors, and styles. One UI 5.1 copied iOS 16’s lock screen features, but it lacks the addition of a widget, which makes iOS 17 superior.
3. Quick Search
The native Quick Search feature of iOS 17 still lags behind Samsung’s One UI 5.1 software. While Apple’s OS just shows the top suggested apps in the quick search interface, the One UI 5.1 displays not only app suggestions but also Settings searches, downloads and screenshots folders, recent searches and more.
AirDrop feature is great, but only works across Apple devices, which makes Samsung’s Quick Share way to incredible. With Quick Share, you can share files easily and conveniently – not only between Galaxy devices – but also with Android, iOS, and Windows using link to share.
5. Video call effects
For a long time, Galaxy users are enjoying the video call effects feature, which is also included in Apple’s 2023 iOS upgrade. While the iOS 17’s video call BGs are limited to native services, One UI 5.1 widely offers the video call backgrounds such as third-party apps.
The image cutout feature arrived in One UI 5.1 as Image Clipper, purely cloned from Apple’s directory of features. Meanwhile, iOS 17 now lets users create and store custom stickers from images, just like the One UI 5.1 to share with others along with the ability to design AR stickers.
7. Messages Share Sheet
iOS 17 has made the iMessage app’s share menu more useful and dynamic, thanks to the arrival of pleasing transitions. On the flip side, in Samsung Messages, there are a lot of useful tools already available on Galaxy devices, courtesy of One UI 5.1.
8. Call Screening
One UI 5.1 activated the Bixby Text Call feature in English, which debuted with One UI 5.0 in just the Korean language. Now, iOS 17 is ready to allow iPhone users to do the same. This feature allows you to get a real-time transcript of the voice of caller, which One UI does better, thanks to the ability to respond too.
9. Caller UI – Posters Vs Background
Call Background is another feature, which Apple has taken from Samsung’s One UI software. With continuous upgrades, Samsung made the call backgrounds feature intuitive, which Apple smartly cloned for iPhones, giving some cosmetic changes so it feels better.
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Samsung and other Korean giants stumble as global economy slows
Due to sluggish chip and energy sectors amid a global economic slowdown, South Korea’s major companies performed far worse than their US counterparts in the first half of 2023.
According to FKI report, South Korea’s top 100 nonfinancial firms listed on the main local bourse saw their combined sales edge up 0.3 percent on-year to $746.3 billion in the January-June period.
Samsung saw its sales, operating profit, and net profit dip 21.5%, 95.4% and 86.9% on-year, respectively. Comparable figures of its US counterpart, Apple, dropped 4.2%, 10% and 9.2%.
The FKI stressed the need for South Korean big businesses to establish stable profit sources as they remain more vulnerable to external shocks than big U.S. companies.
The combined operating profit of the Korean companies tumbled 63.4 percent on-year to $24.8 billion won in the six-month period, while that of the U.S. corporations shrank 3.9 percent to $638.5 billion.
Biased camera ranking puts iPhone 15 Pro Max 2nd and Galaxy S23 Ultra 15th: DXOMARK vs Practical Triumph
Camera evaluation firm DXOMARK has recently published its Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max review. In the global ranking, Apple’s hottest (LOL!) iPhone is listed second, after Huawei’s P60 Pro, while the real winner – Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra is 15th.
The new iPhone 15 Pro Max comes with a 40-megapixel primary, a 12-megapixel ultrawide, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera. Besides, the A17 Pro chipset gives a further boost to the device, enhancing the camera capabilities and photography skills.
DXOMARK blessed the iPhone 15 Pro Max with 154 points and praised vivid brightness and contrast, accurate exposure, pleasant and natural color rendering, and skin tones, excellent detail in bright light, fast and accurate autofocus, and effective video stabilization.
iPhone 15 Pro Max Camera Specs
- 48MP sensor, 2.44µm quad pixels, 24mm equivalent f/1.78-aperture lens, Dual Pixel AF, OIS
- 12MP sensor, 13mm equivalent f/2.2-aperture lens, Dual Pixel AF
- 12MP sensor, 1.12µm pixels, 120 mm equivalent f/2.8-aperture lens, Dual Pixel AF
At the same time, reviewers listed some cons of the latest Apple phone such as noise in low-light photos, unwanted artifacts, including flare, ghosting, and aliasing, slightly limited dynamic range in photos, and inconsistent detail across all zoom ranges.
Galaxy S23 Ultra secured 140 points, and no one cared about DXOMARK numbers. The device is equipped with 200-megapixel primary, 12-megapixel ultrawide and a dual 10-megapixel telephoto sensor setup. In practical, S23 Ultra is miles ahead of the iPhone in overall capabilities and use of technologies.
Galaxy S23 Ultra Camera Specs
- 200MP 1/1.3″ sensor, 0.6 μm pixels, f/1.7-aperture lens, PDAF, AF, OIS
- 12MP 1/2.55″ sensor, 1.4 μm pixels, f/2.2-aperture lens, PDAF, AF, OIS
- 10MP 1/3.52″ sensor, 1.12 μm pixels, f/2.4-aperture lens, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
- 10MP 1/3.52″ sensor, 1.12 μm pixels, f/4.9-aperture lens, PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom
Samsung’s Attempt to Ease Galaxy Browser Defaults Thwarted by Google
Samsung has reportedly tried to make changes in the Galaxy smartphones’ internet browsers design, as part of making it easier to pick the preferred Seach Engine (browser) as default. The company ultimately backed down as Google reminded it about the breach of the agreement.
According to WallStreetJournal, Samsung had attempted to tweak the way of altering the default Galaxy Browser (search engine) for consumer convenience. Meanwhile, Google had opposed the move and emphasized to Samsung that such a move would be a breach of the agreement.
In the past, it was rumored that the South Korean tech giant was considering Microsoft’s ChatGPT-powered Bing as the default search engine on Galaxy devices. However, Google assured it to enhance the search engine as well as bring AI capabilities for competition.
Samsung x Microsoft
ChatGPT to power Samsung AI Chatbot: Samsung’s Strategic Leap into AI Development with Microsoft
According to a recent report from Korean media outlet, Samsung is developing a “Samsung AI Chatbot” that will assist with tasks such as translation and document summarization using the Large Language Model (LLM) developed by OpenAI.
Edaily disclosed that the company is using Microsoft’s “Azure OpenAI Service” to create an AI chatbot for work assistance to be used within the company. If Samsung tries to develop its own generative AI using OpenAI’s LLM, it must use MS Azure Cloud.
- Samsung Electronics is known to have linked OpenAI’s LLM to this service and is undergoing a technology verification (PoC) process.