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Review of Samsung Galaxy A52s phone, review of price, design, screen, software, hardware, camera, battery life and charging speed of Samsung Galaxy A52s phone.

Review of Samsung Galaxy A52s phone, price and specifications

While  we may all look longingly at the Galaxy S phones as a Samsung flagship, the truth is that the A series has always been the Korean company’s thing. And the A5x has been Samsung’s best-seller every year – not the S Ultra, not even the flagship ‘vanilla’ S or its full-size counterpart.

So, in a way, Samsung isn’t really getting more than the A5x – meaning that what most people are really getting is the Samsung experience. For many users, an A-series device is their only glimpse of what a Samsung phone is like, and that obviously has its pros and cons. The latest in the best-selling A-line is the A53, but the most interesting A5x so far is definitely the Galaxy A52s. And that’s why we decided to give it a thorough review.

Samsung Galaxy A52s long-term review

Before the Galaxy A52s, the A5x model du jour was always underwhelming, even for a mid-range smartphone, given its launch price. Obviously, a lot of people put up with it – now either because it was Samsung, or because of the usually better-than-average cameras, or because of the ease of buying anywhere, or because of software support that has improved in recent years. has been found Again and again. Most of the Chinese competitors had a similar price with a better chipset.

And that all changed with the launch of the Galaxy A52s last year. For the first time, an A5x came with a premium mid-range SoC, the Snapdragon 778G, and the Chinese rivals really had no answer, as their best alternatives used the exact same chip. It seems that this was exciting for many, given the amount of interest we’ve seen for the phone since its launch.

And then it got cheaper. And cheaper. And at its current price, it competes well not only in its space in terms of specs, but also in price. That’s practically unheard of for a mid-range Samsung, and so here we have a very attractive package that we can’t help but use as our only smartphone for a long time, and we want to find out if Samsung has chosen a path. To secure its mid-range sales against very aggressive Chinese competitors.

Samsung Galaxy A52s long-term review

2022  has been a strange year for mid-rangers, with most successors to 2021 devices not actually outperforming them in many ways. We’d bet the Galaxy A53 falls squarely in this camp, so perhaps it’s best to think of the A73 as the true successor to the Galaxy A52s, though even that doesn’t come with any upgrades on the chipset front.

So it looks like Samsung can play confusing naming games like other companies. We’re by no means happy about it, but we’re trying to show you if the Galaxy A52s is still a great mid-range buy at this point. 

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Reviewing the design and build quality of the Samsung Galaxy A52s phone

If  you’ve seen a Samsung, or any Samsung made recently, you’ll instantly recognize it as a Samsung. The Korean company has gently perfected a unique and striking design language without feeling overly aggressive and shouty. This year, even the flagship S22 Ultra has a very similar design to what you see on the Galaxy A52s, despite the price delta.

We can’t say we love or hate the design, we think it works very well and is pleasant without being overly beautiful or horrible. It’s middle of the road, but very well executed. You can tell it’s part of Samsung’s lineup, and you can also tell it’s a mid-range Samsung by looking at it or touching it.

Samsung Galaxy A52s long-term review

This  brings us to the first point of contention for many, which is the plastic build of this phone. Yes, the frame and back are plastic. No, we were never upset about it. Sure, it’s warmer to the touch than glass. But on our white version, fingerprints were almost invisible on the back, which is always appreciated. And while any phone is bound to be slippery these days, we found it to be one of the least slippery we’ve handled in a while.

The only small gripe we have with the plastic is the frame of this phone, which is very shiny, although an attempt has been made to make the frame of this phone look like metal, which most people will immediately notice that it isn’t. Sure, it could be highly polished stainless steel, but in a phone this cheap? Definitely not. At best it should be aluminum, and aluminum doesn’t look like that.

Samsung Galaxy A52s long-term review

On  the other hand, the choice of colors is – well, first of all, you have a choice between white, black, purple and “mint”, and we appreciate the latter two for being colorful but still in sharp contrast. to the framework we discussed above. It’s also easy to enjoy the color of your choice in the box, as Samsung doesn’t bother to ship any kind of case with its devices – it prefers that you buy one of the models it offers at extra cost.

This makes the Korean company stand out from the rest, but with the Galaxy A52s, it does well by offering an IP67 certification for water and dust resistance. This means that the phone is dust resistant and can be submerged in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. We wish more mid-range devices would have a similar rating, but for now, Samsung is ahead of the competition.

It’s not a small phone, even by today’s standards, but it’s not a big phone either. That said, it was pretty easy to handle, at least for this reviewer, although the usual caveat applies: if you have small hands, one-handed use might be a problem. Let’s not forget that you have less problems than the S22 Ultra. In terms of weight, it is somewhere in the middle. Not so heavy that you need a constant rest for your hand, but not so light that you feel unimportant. It is true.

Samsung Galaxy A52s long-term review

It certainly  doesn’t feel as “premium” as the metal on the sides and glass on the back, but honestly, it’s pretty decent, not only for its current price, but even its launch price. It does the job and the back doesn’t break if you drop it. win win? 

Checking the speakers and headphone jack of Samsung Galaxy A52s

The Galaxy  A52s offers a 3.5mm headphone jack. So if you want it, this phone has it. We wanted to say more about it, but really – what else is there to say? It exists and it works.

The phone has dual speakers, with a bottom speaker paired with dual headphones as the second channel. It’s a traditional Samsung setup, so there’s nothing inherently wrong with that, especially since at the top end, the Korean company offers some of the loudest speakers on the market. But it’s one of those things where you’re reminded that the Galaxy A52s isn’t a high-end phone, so corners have been cut.

Samsung Galaxy A52s long-term review

Don’t get me wrong, we’re happy to get dual speakers, but they’re not very good. They are tinny (and gradually so the higher the volume) and not really loud even at maximum volume. In a quiet room alone, you’ll have the volume slider up to 90% or higher to easily hear what’s going on in the video you’re watching or the podcast you’re listening to. Around you have to hold the phone close to your ear to understand what is being said.

The sound is also quite flat and lacks any kind of depth, apart from a small amount of bass. And that’s why we haven’t talked about listening to music yet – you really need to use headphones or a Bluetooth speaker for that. So there are dual speakers on this phone, which aren’t terrible for the price, but they’re definitely not amazing either.

Vibration motor

On  the other hand, the vibration motor is really bad. It reminds us of the devices that are usually installed in much cheaper devices, which is probably because it might be the same part. It’s a world apart from the engines some of Samsung’s rivals put in their mid-range, and it’s an area where the Galaxy A52s falls behind most similarly priced devices.

It just sounds very cheap (probably because it is), lacks any kind of sound, and you can hear it more than you feel it – if that makes sense. Oh, and the further you move the vibration intensity slider to the right, the worse it sounds – but if you go the other way, you might not even hear it. Given that you can hardly feel it no matter where the slider is, there are basically no good options to recommend when it comes to setting the intensity.

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There are engines  that you can hear about as often as you can – Samsung used to put these in its flagships until the S22 generation. Then there are the ones that you can feel more than you hear – most people consider these to be the best, although this reviewer believes the former is better, but the point is that when you think of a great vibration motor, Come to think of it, you’ll never think of something as perfect as it is with the Galaxy A52s. Even at the phone’s current price, this is disappointing.

Biometrics

The Galaxy  A52s has an under-display fingerprint sensor that some of its competitors lack. Since all flagship phones these days have an under-display sensor, you’d think this is where the Galaxy A52s punches above its weight. And if we’re just talking about precision, it’s really good. Not quite flagship level, but very, very close.

Subjectively, we think the accuracy is at least 95%, but probably more like 97-98%. I say again, very good, especially at this price. That all changes if your fingers are wet or sweaty, where accuracy drops significantly, but the same goes for any optical sensor like this, regardless of the price of the phone it’s mounted on. has been This is just a limitation of the technology used.

So the accuracy is high, but what’s not good at all is how slow the sensor is. Even with all associated animations disabled (isn’t it funny that Samsung has a setting for that? Almost like engineers know that animations unnecessarily slow down the unlocking process). It’s an optical sensor and not an ultrasonic sensor as seen on the S line, which certainly isn’t the reason for its slowness – we’ve used optical fingerprint scanners from many other companies, in flagships as well as mid-ranges, which is quite a lot. Is. 

Samsung Galaxy A52s long-term review

So  we don’t know what’s going on, but if you’re used to other in-display fingerprint sensors (on non-Samsung mid-range devices), you’ll constantly find yourself swiping up too soon. And the phone will passive-aggressively tell you that you did. This sensor seems to be about half a second slower than other sensors on the market. If this phone was new, we’d hope it was a software issue that could be fixed via a software update, but the Galaxy A52s has been on sale for months and has received many updates, and still It is the same.

That means you’ll probably have to learn to live with it. It’s not that hard to do, but it’s frustrating, especially if you’re looking at competing devices and this kind of slowness doesn’t make sense at this price point. Then again, some come with faster sensors that are less accurate, so maybe it’s a trade-off, like most things.

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If  you’re put off by the fingerprint unlock experience for this or any other reason, there’s also face unlock waiting to be used, and it’s the usual camera-based fare that’s less secure than fingerprint but still Could be a little faster.

Samsung Galaxy A52s screen review

The display is probably one of the best features of the Galaxy A52s, which is understandable given the AMOLED produced by its sister company Samsung Display. This helps the Galaxy A52s stand out among its similarly priced peers because it’s a quality panel. Of course, it won’t match a Samsung flagship in terms of resolution, brightness or quality, but it’s not far from it in any way, which is definitely commendable.

Samsung Galaxy A52s long-term review

The resolution  is basically average for a mid-range smartphone, and probably good enough for flagships, unless you’re the type of person who’s really looking for pixels. We never felt the need for more, and if you did, you’d unfortunately have to pay a premium for a premium device.

The Galaxy A52s display also has a 120Hz refresh rate, which is great but expected even in today’s mid-range. Only OnePlus still thinks it can get away with 90Hz panels in the mid-range, every other company has gone to 120Hz and that’s a huge plus for the user experience. The implementation around the edges is a little rough compared to what we’ve seen on Samsung flagships with 120Hz panels. On the Galaxy A52s, there’s no dynamic change in refresh rates, you can choose between 60Hz and 120Hz and you’ll always get what you choose.

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In  theory, this could hurt battery life, although in practice, as you’ll see in the proper section of this review, it’s still pretty good – we just used the phone set to 120Hz, because we don’t think there’s any have Any tips on getting a screen with a high refresh rate and not trying to use it.

There are still some apps that insist on running at 60Hz no matter what (Google Maps and Camera come to mind), but those are just the exceptions to the above rule. Overall, this display is very smooth and performs very well despite the fact that it is not LTPO and therefore cannot dynamically adjust the refresh rate.

In terms of brightness, it doesn’t reach the heights we’ve seen in flagship smartphones, which is understandable given the price. But the screen is still legible in direct sunlight, even if you occasionally have to blink a bit. Still, it’s one of the brightest panels at this price point, and that says it all.

Samsung Galaxy A52s long-term review

We  also really enjoyed the automatic brightness curve and found that we rarely had to make manual adjustments. Most of the time, the algorithm got it right, and it actually outperformed the much more expensive Galaxy Z Flip3 and Z Fold3 that we recently reviewed long-term. This might actually be the best automatic brightness adjustment algorithm on any mid-range smartphone, at least the ones we got to try. You won’t have a problem at night either, as the screen can be dimmed enough to not hurt your eyes when viewing it in dark environments.

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As  usual with Samsung phones, you can choose between two color profiles. Natural is set for the best sRGB accuracy, and while it doesn’t quite reach the color space, it’s pretty close. The default profile is Vivid, which aims to match the P3 color space, where it does a slightly worse job than normal for sRGB.

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Vivid  is a customizable profile that allows you to adjust the color temperature with a slider. You also get a custom white point setting, so if you want a very specific look for your phone’s screen, you’re sure to find a combination that suits you.

Eye comfort shield

Like  every recent smartphone, the Galaxy A52s also features a blue light filter that Samsung calls Eye Comfort Shield. It’s not as customizable as the Xiaomi, but it gets the job done with a color temperature slider and not much else. It’s also programmable and you can even select an automatic mode where the intensity of the effect changes based on the time of day. That’s the minimum we look for in such a feature and it’s covered.

One oddity is that the filter is turned off for the always-on display and lock screen, presumably because it interferes with fingerprint unlocking — since the optical sensor basically shines light on your finger to read it. That’s fine, but the problem is that once you unlock the phone, the filter usually takes a long time to turn on again – it takes between half a second and two seconds, and the further you have that color temperature slider, the more It becomes noticeable. To the right – the more intense the effect, the clearer it is when lit.

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Speaking  of the always-on display, since it’s an AMOLED panel, it’s there of course, and it’s feature-rich, unlike some mid-range rivals that don’t always really perform well. It’s also highly customizable, although it lacks some of the more advanced features found in the likes of MIUI.

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That said  , it probably works pretty well for most people, and lets you choose from a variety of analog and digital clocks, images from the gallery, stickers, Bitmoji, and more. You can choose its direction and schedule it too, and control how much it stays on – it ranges from fully on to when you tap the screen or get a new notification. Overall, this feature, which has become a must-have for many people, is very nicely done.

Show related niggles

As  we mentioned earlier, while the display itself is one of the best parts of the Galaxy A52s, it also houses one of the strangest parts, which is the selfie camera embedded in a hole in the center. We don’t mean the camera itself, but the pointless silver ring around it that absorbs light in various ways and reflects it back to you.

We thought the whole point of hole-punch selfie cameras was to make them as unobtrusive as possible, but this ring negates a lot of that benefit for no apparent reason. You can easily get used to it, of course, we just can’t understand who thought it would be a good idea to add it and why. Samsung isn’t alone in this, though – we’ve seen a lot of similar implementations from some of its rivals over the past few years, and we’ve been just as confused when dealing with them.

Samsung Galaxy A52s long-term review

Since we’re complaining, let’s also mention the existing or very poor anti-fingerprint coating on the screen. Our unit is a retail unit of the Galaxy A52s, so this is exactly the experience any buyer would get if they bought one, and the screen pops up easily in minutes using a fingerprint. If you don’t like the greasy look of fingerprints on your phone’s screen, you’ll want to always have a microfiber cloth ready, that’s for sure.

Of course, this problem becomes completely irrelevant if you use a screen protector, as it all depends on that screen protector’s anti-fingerprint coating to protect you from the aforementioned messes. And most good glasses actually have better coverage than the Galaxy A52s. That is, if there is even one – we cannot say. It’s just one of the things that detracts from the feel of using the phone, and we’re left wondering how much it costs Samsung to use the same kind of coating as its flagships.

Performance review of Samsung Galaxy A52s

The Galaxy A52s  is a special case where it’s hard to talk about performance and smoothness separately, regardless of how subjective the latter might be. If you’re interested in raw performance numbers from benchmarks, you should definitely take a look at our regular review, which has a lot of them. In long-term reviews, we avoid cold numbers and try to describe how they feel in real day-to-day use.

Putting smoothness aside for just a second, the Galaxy A52s performs perfectly for the price. However, this chipset gets its power a bit above its current price, and the Snapdragon 778G is miles ahead of the 765G and 750G of yesteryear. The numbers don’t paint an accurate picture, as the jump from those older SoCs to this one is much more significant. The 778G is practically an “almost flagship” chipset, if by “flagship” you mean something like the 870.

However, the Galaxy A52s feels slower than other devices powered by the same chipset. We’re assuming this is due to insufficient software optimization, but we can’t know for sure. It’s certainly not slow for a mid-ranger, but it’s as fast as a Snapdragon 720G/730G/732G-equipped Redmi, and that’s no good when you consider that on paper the 778G should be much more powerful than those.

Samsung Galaxy A52s long-term review

Everything  works on this phone, but a little slower than we expected. When it comes to speed, it is very similar to the Redmi Note 10 Pro and should really be head and shoulders above it. But it is not. Recently, we’ve praised Samsung for fixing its softness issues with high-end devices like the Galaxy Z Flip3 and Fold3, which are now almost imperceptibly smoother than their top Chinese rivals, but it’s clear the Korean company hasn’t. It applied the same attention to detail when it came to software optimization for the Galaxy A52s.

And that’s a real shame because with the Snapdragon 778G chipset and a lot more tweaks, it had the potential to be one of the best buys in the entire industry without too many caveats. As it is, the main caveat with this phone is the fact that it’s slower than it should be considering the hardware, and it’s anything but smooth.

There’s a lot of lag everywhere, reminding us of the (not so) glory days of TouchWiz and Samsung Experience, before One UI was called One UI. If you open it and try to navigate through it immediately, transitions are laggy, animations are laggy, app drawer is laggy. It settles after a few seconds of opening, and then the lag goes away, but it’s not the behavior we’d expect with a near-flagship chip inside. The Google Discover feed, which you can have on the left side of your home screen, is a mess, and Samsung Free, the Korean company’s alternative, is even worse.

Samsung Galaxy A52s long-term review

There’s also  a glitch in interpreting swipes, which means that sometimes, when you’re trying to scroll horizontally through your recent apps, you end up closing one because the phone interprets your swipe as vertical. Pressing the power button to show the lock screen lags about 70% of the time, and sometimes it’s even buggy in that it takes you straight to the home screen without fingerprint or face authentication. This only happened to us twice over as many weeks with the Galaxy A52s, but it seems like a security issue enough to merit attention.

The Snapdragon 778G chipset was on paper the Galaxy A52s biggest upgrade over its predecessor. However, in actual use, while there are improvements in speed and smoothness, they’re nowhere near what we’d expect based on the hardware. We have a feeling that most of the issues described here are related to the software implementation, meaning they could theoretically be fixed via an update, but the phone has been out of stock for many months now. A lot has been offered. 

Don’t get me wrong, this is probably the best performing device in the A series (probably tied with the A73), but it’s passable. Performance and affordability have always been areas where the A-series has fallen behind the competition, and while the A52s makes up some of the difference, it’s still nothing short of amazing. it could be better.

Checking battery life and charging speed of Samsung Galaxy A52s

Battery life  has been good, if not record-breaking, during our time with the Galaxy A52s. In our usage, detailed below, we never had to worry about not making it through the day on a single charge. It was a one-day smartphone for us, with some reserve at the end of the day, but not enough to even see us through the middle of the next day. While some people want a multi-day battery life from the phone, we feel a day is enough, as you can always charge overnight.

And charging at night is what you’re likely to do with the Galaxy A52s, as charging is very slow, meaning charging at midday can be a frustrating experience. So hopefully you don’t spend all day on mobile data with a weak signal only to need a lot of it. Samsung is lagging behind in the fast charging game, and by a lot. The Galaxy A52s 4,500mAh battery takes an hour and a half to fully charge, which is 50-100% longer than most of its competitors. It’s about Samsung’s 25W charger, which thankfully comes in the box this time – the Galaxy A52 was capable of 25W charging, but only came with a 15W charger.

It’s not the case that Samsung really needs to get charging together, whether it’s for flagships or mid-rangers like this. Wireless charging isn’t offered here, but it’s the same price point for this segment, so we don’t think it’s a huge omission.

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Now  back to battery life, the screenshots above are snapshots of our experience over various days with 12-16 hours off the charger, with the initial Wi-Fi connection, about an hour or so on 5G, Bluetooth always on and connected to TWS will show you. Headphones for about two hours for calls and listening to music or podcasts. The location is also always on and there is about half an hour of GPS navigation with Waze or Google Maps daily. With similar usage, these screenshots show what you can expect, but keep in mind that any variation in usage will result in different numbers.

Checking the life of Samsung Galaxy A52s phone software

The Galaxy  A52s currently runs One UI 4.1, the latest version of Samsung’s skin on top of Android 12. So even though it’s a mid-ranger, it has the same software as the Korean company’s high-end devices. This is a big advantage. But while you get all the features that One UI 4.1 has to offer, you don’t get the smooth performance of the Galaxy S or Fold or Flip.

Samsung Galaxy A52s long-term review

As  we detailed on the previous page in the performance section of this review, this is the part where you will definitely feel that it is far from a premium device. This is not a situation we are happy with, but it is what it is. At least you have a full One UI 4.1 interface to work with, and not the Core version that lower-end A models have to make do with.

Updates

During  our recent long-term reviews of Samsung devices, we’ve consistently praised the company for making big strides in the software update game, and we’ll reiterate that it’s come a long way in recent years. . From being one of the slowest updates, it’s now among the fastest, and that’s even for mid-range phones like the Galaxy A52s, not just flagships.

It was updated to Android 12 with One UI 4.0 in January, and a few months later, in March, it received the One UI 4.1 update – remember that One UI 4.1 only came with the S22 family in February. For any other Android device manufacturer (with the exception of Google itself), this turnaround time would be unprecedented.

For Samsung, it’s just par for the course these days, and that’s refreshing to see, as is the company’s promise of three years of major Android updates and four years of security patches for the A52s. This is more than the flagships of many competitors! The current version of One UI 4.1 on our Galaxy A52s review unit has a security patch level of June 1, 2022, and thus is by no means outdated (take note, Xiaomi!).

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However  , all is not rosy – the initial Android 12 update with One UI 4.0 introduced a lot of bugs. We haven’t seen too many of them in the current build – the only ones we have to deal with are listed on the previous page in the performance section. But it goes to show once again that while mid-rangers may receive updates almost as quickly as flagships, they don’t receive the same care and quality control. At least not yet – hopefully this will change in the future.

Attributes

The skin  has evolved a lot since its inception, but it still looks and feels like a regular Samsung phone, with countless options and settings for anything you can possibly imagine (and many things we We bet you’ve never thought of that). It’s clear that the ‘more is more’ design philosophy works in Korea, and if you enjoy long trips to the settings, the Galaxy A52s and its software will fully cater to you. You can easily spend hours there and go through every nook and cranny.

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The skin  has evolved a lot since its inception, but it still looks and feels like the usual Samsung fare, with countless options and settings for anything you could possibly imagine (and many things we We bet you’ve never thought of that). It’s clear that the ‘more is more’ design philosophy works in Korea, and if you enjoy long trips to the settings, the Galaxy A52s and its software will fully cater to you. You can easily spend hours there and go through every nook and cranny.

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This  has been a long-standing problem of ours with One UI, and it still remains unchanged. The same goes for other Android skins, if you long press the power button, you’ll get a power menu with options to reboot or shut down your device. Not on Samsung though – you’ll get Bixby by default. Once again this can easily be changed back to what it should have been – but it’s only easy if you know it’s possible. It doesn’t help that the settings menu calls the power button the “side key” for some reason. 

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Bixby’s continued  existence, despite its apparent inferiority to the existing Google Assistant, ties into another common theme with Samsung phones – repetitiveness. You have a lot of Samsung-made apps that feel like they were created just to copy Google’s existing apps (which in most, but not all, cases are far superior). And then the epitome of the whole thing is the fact that you have two app stores on the Galaxy A52s, because Samsung can’t afford not to have one. 

If you’ve used another Samsung in recent years, you’re no doubt used to these shenanigans, which don’t make the situation confusing for newcomers to the brand, nor do they make sense of the situation. The end user either way, but if you could ask Samsung, they’d probably say something about how it’s nice to have more options.

And this brings us to the “more is more” philosophy. Love it or hate it, it’s here to stay — and in some ways we don’t care, because it seems like the opposite of what Apple likes to do, and having such opposites in the market is a bonus. It is for variety. A choice we are all for

dark mode

One UI 4.1  comes with all the features you’ve come to expect from an Android skin in 2022. It has a dark mode that does the job well enough without overdoing the settings. You can turn it on from dusk to sunrise or with a custom time range, and that’s it. There’s no control over how dark it goes, and no forcing a dark mode on apps that don’t have one of their own. Both of these options are available in other Android skins, but not here.

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Gesture navigation is also supported on this phone, and it works well. That said, at the default gesture sensitivity settings, we found that our swipes up to go home were interpreted as scrolling most of the time, leading to a lot of frustration. A sensitivity slider to the lowest or highest position fixes this problem, although we can’t say we understand why either extreme would achieve the same effect. However, if you’re bothered by swiping up to go home being misinterpreted as vertical scrolling, play with that slider – it should fix your problems.

Launcher, wallpapers

The  launcher is fairly basic in terms of customization, and it’s strange when it comes to the app drawer, which moves horizontally, like on home screens, and not vertically, like other app drawers. Since you swipe up to reveal the app drawer, we think it makes more sense to scroll vertically, but that might just be a preference. Similarly, the fact that the drawer is, by default, seemingly random rather than alphabetically sorted.

Sure, there’s a setting you can change to get back to normal Android behavior, because of course there is. But even then, folders (yes, the app drawer has folders for a reason) don’t stick to it and are always shown first, because Samsung engineers probably think of the app drawer as a file manager on a computer. We don’t know for sure, but what else can we assume given this behavior?

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Next  , if you enjoy delayed scrolling, you can add the Google Discover or Samsung Free… feed to the left side of your home screen. Samsung Free is by far the longest part of the UI, so maybe it’s good to have the experience just for that? We didn’t find any other use for it anyway.

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The recent apps view  is thankfully what you’d expect from an Android skin, with a horizontally scrolling list of app icons that you can swipe through. Below these, by default, are four icons for suggested apps that the phone thinks you want to access. Their algorithm was already better in previous iterations of One UI, but we still found it decent on the Galaxy A52s. It managed to guess the app we were looking for about 75% of the time, which isn’t outstanding, but it’s not bad either. And when it does it right, it saves seconds of scrolling.

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Since  this is Android 12, the UI color scheme can be pulled from your chosen wallpaper, and you can choose from a few options – Samsung couldn’t be Samsung here and offer additional color palettes, while Google just automatically creates one at a time. When you change your wallpaper so this method requires an extra click here because you also have to choose the palette you want. Although it’s more complicated than it should be, it’s still nice to have this super quick and easy way to customize UI colors and basically have a fresh new theme every time you get a new wallpaper.

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Speaking of  which, the Galaxy Store has a wide selection of them, both free and paid, which is great because the ones they include aren’t much to write home about. There are also not many of them. There’s an option to have a different lock screen wallpaper (from multiple categories) every time you unlock the phone, which is great, but we still can’t understand why you can’t have a similar system for the home screen wallpaper. When you want to make a change, you still have to apply it manually.

Other features

One  UI has a few built-in “ecosystem” features, like Continue apps on other devices, that sync data across Samsung products but only work with a small subset of apps. Calling and texting on other devices is also available, which can be very useful if you have multiple Samsung phones. There’s also a link to Windows, which is useful if you have a Windows device and don’t want to pick up your phone while you’re working.

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A  special lab area in Settings allows you to force multi-window functionality to all apps, as many still don’t support it. You can even hide the status bar in Split Screen view (and the navigation bar if you’re using it instead of gestures) to gain some display real estate – but if you do, you’ll have to swipe down once. Swipe to see the status bar and then swipe again to get the notification panel.

Samsung Galaxy A52s camera review

The rear camera setup of the Galaxy A52s stands out compared to some of its competitors due to the presence of optical image stabilization (OIS) on its main camera. It also has a higher resolution than usual for this ultra-wide shooter at the price, so we were very curious to test these out.

The main camera produces decent images in daytime conditions, which are decent for the price, but not really outstanding in any way. There’s a fairly wide dynamic range, and a very pervasive ‘Samsung look’ throughout, with high contrast and sharpness, as well as colors that sometimes pop a bit too much.

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People seem  to love this look for sharing on social media, so we understand why, but it still feels a little too much for our eyes in some photos. While these images aren’t bad by any means for the price, we have to admit that given Samsung’s extensive experience in making phones with great cameras, we were expecting a little from the Galaxy A52s. Alas, they are still limited to higher prices.

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The ultra-wide camera  also produces good images. We appreciate the extra clarity compared to what most competitors offer in their 8MP ultra-wide cameras. Softness is visible around the edges, as you’d expect from a non-flagship ultra-wide, and the color science seems quite different compared to the original camera. It’s not really noticeable unless you look for it, but you’ll see it when you do. This snapper certainly won’t win any awards, but it’s good and reliable at its job, and probably better than any 8MP ultra-wide on any competing device.

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While  the Galaxy A52s lacks a proper telephoto camera (like almost all phones at this price point), it’s unsurprising that there’s a double-shift in the viewfinder. Messing with this uses the native camera’s clippings, and the results can sometimes be very soft. They are usable in small mode, but we probably wouldn’t recommend shooting in this mode too much, as the delta quality is quite noticeable compared to 1x shots. On the other hand, you still get a lot of detail and relatively low noise.

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At  night, the main camera produces decent photos with good detail and relatively low noise. However, in many scenes, these can become too obvious.

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Using  night mode helps restore highlights and results in even more detailed photos, but sharpening is even more aggressive than auto mode, and shadows can be crushed.

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The ultra-wide camera  struggles in low light, but much less so than the 8MP sensors typically found in smartphones at this price point. The photos it produces are noticeably softer than those from the original sensor, and also have less detail, but still look barely usable most of the time – at least if there are light sources around. Dynamic range is also better than we expected, though we didn’t win any awards.

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Using  Night Mode generally enhances shadows and restores highlights, at the expense of over-sharpening in some scenes, which can result in artifacts that may render the image unusable. Therefore, it is not very easy to recommend which mode for night photography, because both automatic and night mode have advantages and disadvantages.

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2x shots  at night have a lot more noise than 1x shots, and are also often accompanied by sharp artifacts, otherwise not too bad. Good for quick social media sharing if needed.

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Using  night mode for these usually results in a watercolor-like effect, as all the aggressive processing proves too much to do. You’ll get a (barely) usable photo though, but otherwise, if you don’t like the watercolor look, it’s best to avoid this mode when zooming.

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Selfies  can be taken in two ‘field of view’ modes, narrow and wide, with the former being the default, although you can change it if you don’t like it. You probably won’t, because it’s a little too close for comfort, and if you’re trying to fit more than one person into a shot, you can forget about it. This is where wide mode comes in handy.

The pictures are good, have a lot of detail and not a lot of noise. Skin tones aren’t always accurate, but otherwise these shots are fine during the day. At night that all changes, and even with the flash filling the screen, you’ll get dark and noisy photos unless you’re around a light source. If you find one, you’ll obviously get worse quality than the day, but you might still be able to get a few usable selfies to send your friends.

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Overall  , the Galaxy A52s’ camera system is good for its price point, with a better ultra-wide than most competitors, and a decent main sensor that adds peace of mind OIS for longer exposures in night mode. It’s not a bad flagship camera, but in terms of quality, it’s not always head and shoulders above the crowd at a similar price point.

We should also mention that during the several weeks of using the phone for this long-term review, we never encountered any issues with the camera app. Although it’s slow to change sensors and sometimes save your shots, it never crashes or freezes, so the shooting experience isn’t disrupted.

Summary

At its current asking price, the Galaxy  A52s is a great value proposition, perhaps the best value any A-series device has ever had. So if you want a mid-range Samsung and don’t want to feel like you’ve paid more, this is probably the option to go for even today with its supposed successor, the A53, available. As we mentioned earlier, depending on the chipset used, it might be better to consider the A73 as the true successor to the A52s, but that’s up to you. Either way, they’re both already more expensive than the Galaxy A52, while not offering much to justify the price difference.

The Galaxy A52s comes with Samsung’s extended software update promise of three years of major Android updates and four years of security updates, which is currently unmatched in the mid-range space outside of Google and Apple. So, if a long update window is important to you and you don’t want to spend flagship-level money, then again, this is the option to go for.

Samsung Galaxy A52s long-term review

With  all that said, the Galaxy A52s is definitely not the complete package, even for the price, and while updates are delivered on time and reliably, some have introduced bugs in the past, so not everything is up to snuff. . And while we’re on the subject of software, One UI 4.1 on the A52s looks and feels the same as One UI 4.1 on Samsung’s flagship, but it doesn’t feel the same.

Some of that is undoubtedly due to the inferior chipset, but not all of it – the same Snapdragon 778G seems faster in some competing devices. Our obvious suspicion here is that Samsung simply isn’t optimizing the A series software as much as it is now finally doing for the S line and its foldables, and that’s an area where things will definitely need to be addressed in the future. It will improve. It’s a shame that reasonably capable hardware is paired with a relatively poor software experience.

The Galaxy A52s’ battery capacity won’t break any records, but in real-world use it reliably lasted us a full day, never worrying about running out of power on a single charge. That’s good, because slow charging doesn’t exactly make midday fast charging very useful. It’s nice to see a Samsung device still come with a charger in the box, and it actually supports 25W charging, which is the maximum the phone can do – unlike the A52, which was able to It was 25 watts, but it had a 15-watt charger. inside the box Charging speed is another area where improvements have been delayed for Samsung devices (regardless of their price).

Samsung Galaxy A52s long-term review

The  screen is perhaps the best part of this phone, and that’s great because the screen is what you look at when you use it. This is a high quality panel that is among the best (if not the best) you can find at this price. The 120Hz refresh rate is welcome, and if you’re not expecting flagship brightness levels, you’ll find that it’s good enough to be discernible even on a sunny summer day. Only just, but still.

The cameras are generally good, with the ultra-wide being surprisingly well-closed, above the phone’s price, and consistently delivering better results than the competition. The main camera isn’t bad but it’s pretty much what you’d expect from a mid-ranger, the only thing that stands out is the presence of OIS, which is still rare at this price.

Performance and smoothness are a bit lower than we expected, if you’ve ever used the Redmi Note 10 Pro or any other Redmi with a Snapdragon 720G/730G/732G, things here will be incredibly familiar – but with 5G support. Added, which is much less of a differentiator today than it used to be, and yet it’s still nice to have.

Samsung Galaxy A52s long-term review

At  its current price, we don’t think we’d call this Samsung’s mid-range smartphone the best mid-range smartphone ever, but with more attention and attention to the software experience, it could be the best mid-range smartphone of 2022.

As it is, there are competitors that feel faster and smoother, so ultimately it’s up to you whether you care about the A52s features that those competitors can’t match: extensive software support, screen quality, OIS . On the main camera, ultra-wide image quality, IP67 water and dust resistance, and even branding on the back, because some people don’t want to stray from the Apple-Samsung duopoly.

Source: GSMARENA.COM

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Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop review

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With the Zephyrus G14 2024, Asus has taken big steps in the right direction and turned its popular 14-inch laptop into a worthy opponent for the MacBook Pro 14.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop review

The Zephyrus G14 is a very important laptop; because it was the beginning of a new trend; Four years have passed since the introduction of the first generation G14, at that time there was no foreign 14-inch gaming laptop; But now, thanks to Asus, other companies such as Razer, MSI and HP have entered the field of 14-inch gaming laptops.

Table of Contents
  • Zephyrus G14 2024 video review
  • Compact, well-made, and premium design
  • Stunning OLED display and powerful speakers
  • Standard keyboard and a large trackpad that is not haptic!
  • Powerful hardware with optimal performance
  • The difference in laptop performance profiles
  • Laptop behavior in heavy and continuous processing
  • The difference in laptop performance when connected and disconnected from the power outlet
  • Laptop performance compared to competitors
  • Laptop performance in professional use
  • Laptop performance in Blender software
  • Laptop performance in the game
  • Optimal battery life in normal use
  • Zephyrus G14 2024 against the competition

Now we have the lovely G14 laptop model 2024; A device that, with its powerful hardware, stunning OLED display, minimal design, and high-quality metal body, competes with MacBooks and attracts attention.

To buy the 14-inch Zephyrus G14 laptop or other specific laptops, you can visit the Afrashop online store.

Compact, well-made, and premium design

The main and most impressive change in the 2024 model of the G14 laptop compared to previous generations is a 180-degree change in the strategy of Asus designers; I don’t recall Asus ever turning to machining to design and build its gaming laptops and carving the body out of a single block of aluminum; We have always seen Asus laptops at their best with a body made of aluminum sheets or magnesium alloy.

The lighting behind the Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

Thanks to the change in the manufacturing process of the laptop, has a noticeable effect on the attractiveness and premium feeling of the Zephyrus G14; Asus, in describing its gaming laptop, calls it “a perfect combination of performance and style” and this Taiwanese company is really right!

The body of Zephyrus G14 is much denser than the previous generation and gives a good sense of quality; We don’t hear a “creaking” sound from anywhere on the laptop, the screen frame doesn’t sway, and the surface of the device doesn’t sink when pressing the keys. Of course, with all these improvements, Zephyrus is still not at the level of premium products such as MacBook and Surface; Although it is very close to them.

The thickness of the Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

The dimensions of the G14 2024 body are noticeably more compact than the previous generation; Last year, the thickness of the laptop reached more than 2 cm; But now it does not exceed about 1.6 cm and of course, the weight of the device has become lighter by about 200 grams; More precisely, the dimensions of the body are 1.59-1.63 x 22.0 x 31.1 cm and its weight is about 1.5 kg.

In the slim body of Zephyrus G14, there are various ports; On the left side of the device, you can see Asus’ dedicated charging port, HDMI 2.1 port, a USB4 Type-C port with DisplayPort 2.0 support and 100W power delivery, a full-size USB 3.2 port, and a headphone combo jack; The right side of the laptop hosts a USB 3.2 Type-C port, another full-size USB 3.2 port, and a high-speed microSD port; eCash was a full-size SD memory card slot, so it was more useful for photographers and videographers.

Ports on the left side of the Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop
The ports on the right side of the Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

The 14-inch G14 2024 laptop uses MediaTek’s MT7922 network card, which supports Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and shows stable and satisfactory performance; But if you want, you can easily replace the network card.

In addition to the more compact body, G14 2024 has a much more minimal and simple design; Asus designers have said goodbye to the array of LED lights, or Animematrix, which occupied half of the back of the device in previous models, and instead, they have used a diagonal and narrow strip of LED lights that are placed on the diameter of the laptop, giving it a different and unique look. They gave a laptop. With the help of Asus Armory Crate software, you can customize the lighting effect of these lights or disable them completely.

Working with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

All in all, the G14’s appearance has now been changed in such a way that it can be taken to meetings as a work laptop, and still maintain a gaming spirit! The Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop can be purchased in white or gray. We have the gray color for review, which looks very attractive and stylish; But soon it gets fingerprints, grease, and stains; So if you are obsessive and sensitive, you should always have a microfiber cloth with you to clean the laptop.

Traces of grease and stains on Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

If you think that the G14’s charms are limited to its exterior, I must say that you would be very wrong; The main surprise happens when you open the laptop door and face its screen; Of course, I must say that the hinge of the laptop is very strong and gives the user a sense of confidence; While it opens with one hand.

Stunning OLED display and powerful speakers

The Zephyrus G14 screen can be described in one word as “stunning”; The 14-inch OLED panel of the laptop with a high aspect ratio of 16:10 and its narrow borders give the laptop a very modern look. On the other hand, like expensive and premium laptops, instead of plastic borders, the integrated glass cover covers the entire display surface; However, this glossy coating reduces the readability of the display in bright environments.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop display

Zephyrus G14’s OLED panel with a resolution of 1800 x 2880 pixels and a very good density of 243 pixels provides a clear and sharp image; So that at normal distances from the laptop, the pixels cannot be separated. Asus declares the response time of the panel to be an extremely fast number of 0.2 milliseconds, which is a dream for competitive gamers; But the most impressive feature of the display is its refresh rate.

Zephyrus G14 is the world’s first laptop with an OLED panel that supports variable refresh rate to prevent image tearing while playing games and is compatible with Nvidia’s G-SYNC technology; This feature is one of the most impressive achievements of Asus; I will explain further.

Watching movies with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

Unlike LCD panels, whose brightness is independent of the image refresh rate, the brightness of OLED panels is provided by the pixels themselves, and this brightness depends on both the intensity of the light produced by the pixels and the image refresh rate; For this reason, if the refresh rate of the image decreases, so-called, the rate of turning on and off pixels also decreases, and as a result, the brightness of the panel decreases.

In order to solve the limitations of the OLED panel, Asus has considered the on-and-off rate of the exposure layer of the pixels to be higher than the refresh rate of the image; This means that when the image is updated at a rate of 120 Hz, the exposure layer is turned on and off with a frequency of 4 times, that is, 480 Hz; So when you are immersed in the game and suddenly the frame rate drops from 100 to 80 fps, the brightness of the image does not drop.

Zephyrus G14 2024 screen performance against other laptops

Laptop/test

White image

Black image

contrast ratio

AdobeRGB

sRGB

DCI-P3

Maximum brightness

Minimum brightness

Average brightness

Native

cover

Average error

cover

Average error

cover

Average error

Zephyrus G14 2024

472 intentions

(730 nits HDR)

0 intentions

95 percent

148 percent

0.8

100 percent

1.4

Zephyrus G14 2023

335 intentions

17 intention

3.28 intentions

102

90 percent

125 percent

100 percent

3.3

MacBook Air 2024

443 intentions

0.00 nits

0.67 nits

661

87.9

100

2.4

98.4

1.9

Zenbook 14

512 intention

(788 nits HDR)

0.27 nits

0 intentions

89.6

2.6

100

0.6

99.7

1.3

Galaxy Book 3 Ultra

441 intentions

4 intentions

0 intentions

97.3

3.7

99.6

1.9

99.8

2.3

MacBook Pro M1 Max

455 intentions

(1497 nits HDR)

0 intentions

0 intentions

85

121.6

97.3

2.5

The OLED panel of the Zephyrus G14 produces eye-catching and very attractive colors, this panel can cover the very wide AdobeRGB color space by about 95%, the DCI P3 wide color space completely, and the conventional sRGB color space by about 148% with an extremely small error of 0.8 to give The precision and extraordinary coverage of the panel make the G14 laptop an excellent choice for graphic designers.

The G14 laptop achieves an excellent brightness of 730 nits while playing HDR videos and when a small part of the image is lit; Of course, be careful that to enjoy HDR content, you must connect the laptop to electricity. Asus says the laptop’s display supports HDR video with the Dolby Vision standard and has received VESA DisplayHDR and Pantone certifications for HDR support and accurate color reproduction, respectively.

Windows lock screen on Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

The Asus gaming laptop achieves a brightness of 472 nits during normal content display (SDR) in Zoomit reviews, which is reasonable brightness and provides a pleasant visual experience along with the ultra-high contrast and deep blacks of the OLED panel; However, the glossiness of the panel cover makes it a little difficult to work with the laptop in bright environments.

Asus has complemented the G14’s exceptional visual experience with a superb audio experience; The G14’s speakers are the closest to Apple’s MacBooks of all the Windows laptops I’ve reviewed so far; If you are familiar with the sound of MacBooks, you know know what a great advantage the G14 has over other Windows.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop speakers
Speaker vent under Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

Zefiros G14 uses 6 speakers including two dual woofers; The woofers are placed in pairs on the sides of the laptop in opposite directions (up and down) to prevent the laptop body from vibrating. Asus says the woofers have been enlarged by 125% to produce clearer sound and more punchy bass, while the output volume has also increased by 3.5 times; In reality, the audio experience of the laptop is very pleasing to the ears with little noise and poor sound resolution.

Standard keyboard and a large trackpad that is not haptic!

The 14-inch Asus laptop also has a very efficient keyboard, the depth of movement of the G14 island keys reaches a very good number of 1.7 mm, the size of the keys has increased by 12.24% compared to the previous generation, and their feedback is satisfactory. The keys have a standard arrangement and distance from each other; So that after a short time, you get used to typing with the device. Asus estimates the useful life of the keys up to 20 million times.

Typing with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

Perhaps one of my complaints about the design of the keyboard is its 6-sided power button, which does not have any visual harmony with the rest of the laptop. Don’t be fooled by the fact that the button is made of glass. Because there is no fingerprint sensor in G14; But fortunately, you can rely on facial recognition with Windows Hello for authentication.

Windows Hello with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

The webcam of the device also provides the possibility of video calling with 1080p resolution, which is not at the level of Microsoft Surfaces; Instead, thanks to the neural processing unit at the heart of the processor, Windows Effects Studio can be used for tasks such as subject tracking and automatic frame adjustment, maintaining eye contact and blurring the background in video calls.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop trackpad

The G14 trackpad is very wide and is located in the middle of the laptop so as not to trigger OCD users; ASUS designers have used a 3:2 aspect ratio for the trackpad to match the aspect ratio of the display. The clicks have very good feedback the finger slides easily on the glass surface of the trackpad and its movement is tracked with great accuracy; But I expect a 100 million Toman laptop to use a haptic trackpad instead of mechanical buttons for the click mechanism, just like MacBooks; I hope we will see such a change in the next generation.

Powerful hardware with optimal performance

What we have said about the body and accessories of the laptop is enough; Let’s talk about the most important aspect of gaming laptops; What power does Zephyrus G14 have and how does it appear in playing games?

This year, Asus keeps the powerful RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 graphics exclusive to the larger G16 laptop and offers the 14-inch G14 laptop with 4060 and 4070 graphics; Although it is apparently available in the Iranian market with 4050 graphics. By limiting the G14 to less powerful graphics and injecting 90 watts into the GPU, Asus engineers have managed to make the laptop slimmer. We have the 4070 model for review, which is currently sold in the market at the price of 115 to 120 million Tomans.

Running the game with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

All three configurations (config in market terms) of Zephyrus G14 are powered by AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS processor; The processor, which is one of AMD’s powerful laptop models from the Ryzen 8000 family with Zen 4 architecture, is produced with improved 5nm class lithography (4nm according to the manufacturer) and works with a TDP equivalent to 45W by default. This processor uses 8 cores with a base frequency of 4 and a turbo frequency of 5.2 GHz and has the ability to simultaneously process 16 instruction threads.

AMD calls its laptop processor an APU (accelerated processing unit); Because in its heart, in addition to the CPU, the Radeon 780M integrated graphics uses 12 graphics cores with RDNA3 architecture and a working frequency of 2.8 GHz, and offers performance at the level of Nvidia’s GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics. Next to the graphics, the name of the AMD neural processing unit is also visible, which can perform 16 trillion operations per second.

Zephyrus G14 2024 storage performance

Laptop/Performance

SSD volume

Sequential reading rate

Sequential write rate

Zephyrus G14 2024

One TB SSD

4997 megabytes

3431 MB

Zephyrus G14 2022

One TB SSD

3617 MB

2832 MB

HP Specter x360 16

One TB SSD

6389 megabytes

4908 MB

Zephyrus M16 2022

One TB SSD

6631 megabytes

5015 MB

The Ryzen 8945HS processor supports dual-channel RAM DDR5-5600 and LPDDR5x-7500 with a capacity of up to 256 GB, But the Taiwanese sell the G14 2024 laptop with 16 or 32 GB LPDDR5x-6400 RAM; A piece that pays the price of the laptop becoming thinner and unlike the previous generation, it is now onboard and cannot be upgraded.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop SSD performance

Asus uses a high-speed PCIe 4.0 1TB SSD in all versions of the Zephyrus G14, which achieved read and write speeds of around 5GB and 3.5GB/s in our tests. Zephyrus G14 SSD is not among the fastest, But it fully meets the user’s needs and most importantly, it can be upgraded.

The difference in laptop performance profiles

Before talking about the performance of the device, let’s clarify a little about Asus performance profiles; Because probably most of the users do not know about the existence of these profiles and their effect on the overall performance of the laptop.

For its gaming laptops, Asus has a software called Armory Crate, which can be used to control various parts of the device, from the color profiles of the display to the lighting, and of course the performance profile of the graphics and CPU. In this software, you can change the behavior of the graphics, and adjust the amount of power injected to the graphics and CPU and the speed of the fans.

Working with Armory Crate software on Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

As for the graphics behavior, we have four modes:

  • Optimized mode: Asus recommends it; With this mode, if the laptop is disconnected from the power supply, the Nvidia graphics will be disabled, and when connected to the power supply, the device will go to the Nvidia graphics only in heavy usage such as playing games.
  • Eco Mode: As the name suggests, it completely shuts down the Nvidia graphics under all conditions.
  • Standard mode: It is Microsoft’s protocol (MSHybrid) and Windows decides when to go for Nvidia graphics or integrated graphics. Although Asus recommends the Optimized mode, But the laptop defaults to Standard mode.
  • Ultimate Mode: The integrated graphics is completely removed from the circuit and the screen is connected directly to the Nvidia graphics. This mode has the highest battery consumption, But it may slightly improve the frame rate in some games.

The settings related to the performance profiles of the cooling fans and the power consumption of the processor and graphics of the laptop are as follows:

  • Manual profile: the user can change the parameters related to power consumption and fans at will.
  • Turbo profile: injects the maximum amount of power to the graphics and processor and is only available when connected to the power supply; In this profile, the laptop is literally noisy and the fans are running most of the time. In the following, you can see that there is not much improvement in the performance of the laptop.
  • Performance profile: This is the default profile of the laptop, the sound of the fans is not annoying and the performance of the device is almost equal to the Turbo profile.
  • Silent profile: limits the power consumption of the device to reduce the production heat and use less fans. In this CPU performance profile, at least in daily use, it does not suffer much; But the graphics performance experiences a 50-60% drop when connected to electricity.
  • Windows profile: the power consumption and heat management of the device is entrusted to Windows itself; Surprisingly, even when using other profiles, when unplugging the laptop, the Windows battery setting changes from Best Performance to Balanced, which negatively affects the performance of the device.

Practically, with Armory Crate software, you can set 20 different modes for laptop performance; But in general, it must be said that the existence of so many profiles and colorful performance modes has no result other than confusing the user; A user who is probably not aware of the existence of a software like Armory Crate and its purpose, and of course he should not be aware, he should not think about the performance profile and power consumption, he should always get the right combination of performance and good charging from the laptop with the least challenge. .

G14 2024 performance in different performance profiles

profile/parameter

CPU power consumption

CineBench 2024

GPU power consumption

3DMark TimeSpy

Turbo

75 watt turbo

60 watts stable

914 (multi-core)

70 to 80 watts

10172

Performance

65-watt turbo

45W stable

918 (multi-core)

60 watts

9572

Silent

65-watt turbo

35 watts stable

862 (multi-core)

57-watt turbo

33 watts stable

5582

In the table above, you can see the result of selecting a number of Asus performance profiles along with the scores obtained in the benchmarks with these profiles. Based on the obtained numbers, it is clear that the Turbo profile does not make a significant improvement in the performance of the device, despite the high noise, noticeable increase in power consumption, and the heat it produces.

Laptop behavior in heavy and continuous processing

Due to the inefficiency of the Turbo profile and the drastic drop in graphics performance in the Silent profile, we will put the Performance profile under the microscope. In the first step, it is better to check the behavior of the laptop when connected to the electrical outlet (Plugged) and separated from the electrical outlet (Unplugged).

When the Ryzen 9 8945HS processor in the Dell G14 2024 laptop is under pressure with the CineBench 2024 rendering benchmark, the device with the Performance profile, in both Plugged and Unplugged states, works more or less with the same strategy of the processor; But as you can see below, apparently this strategy is only limited to the CineBench benchmark; Because in other software, we see a noticeable drop in performance.

Power consumption of Ryzen 9 8945HS processor in Asus G14 2024 laptopCPU power consumption
 
Ryzen 9 8945HS processor clock in Asus G14 2024 laptop
CPU clock
Ryzen 9 8945HS processor temperature in Asus G14 2024 laptop
The temperature of the hottest processor core

The G14 2024 laptop injects about 65 watts of power into the processor in the initial moments, then it works with about 55 watts of power from the processor for a few minutes until it finally stabilizes at about 45 watts. The frequency reaches 4.7 GHz at best and finally stabilizes at 4.3-4.4 GHz; While the temperature first increases to 87-88 degrees Celsius, then it fluctuates in the range of 80 degrees Celsius.

Contrary to what we saw about the processor, there is a huge difference between the graphics performance in the Plugged and Unplugged state. When the G14 2024 laptop is subjected to a heavy processing load in the Performance profile for 20 minutes with the heavy graphics benchmark 3DMark TimeSpy, in the plugged state, the power consumption fluctuates in the range of 60 watts, and in the unplugged state, the power consumption remains in the range of 42-43 watts; Therefore, there is a 30% drop in power consumption.

Power consumption of RTX 4070 graphics in Asus G14 2024 laptopGraphics power consumption
RTX 4070 graphics clock in Asus G14 2024 laptop
Graphic clock
RTX 4070 graphics temperature in Asus G14 2024 laptop
The temperature of the hottest point of the graphic

In the performance stability test, the RTX 4070 graphics frequency works with a frequency of about 1600 MHz in Plugged mode and about 1400 MHz in Unplugged mode, and the temperature of its hottest point reaches 92-93 and 80 degrees Celsius in these two modes. As you can see, in graphics processing, the device gets hotter than CPU-based processing.

The difference in laptop performance when connected and disconnected from the power outlet

One of the main points about the laptop, which often remains hidden from the eyes of the buyer, is the difference in its performance when connected and disconnected from the power outlet (Plugged and Unplugged); Can a laptop provide the same performance in battery-powered mode as in plugged-in mode? The answer to this question for Windows laptops was a resounding “no” until the release of devices equipped with Snapdragon X processors and a handful of Intel and AMD processors. Can the G14 2024 surprise you?

G14 2024 operation in plugged and unplugged mode

profile/parameter

GeekBench 6.3

Speedometer 2.1

Python code

Premiere Pro

Photoshop

Forza Horizon 5 – QHD

Performance

Plugged

2568

12946

322

40.8 seconds

8253

7350

70 frames per second

Performance

Unplugged

2325

8787

201

45 seconds

6637

6199

30 frames per second

The G14 2024 laptop in the stress test and performance stability that we did with the CineBench 2024 benchmark, practically provided the same performance in the Plugged and Unplugged state; But as you can see in the table above, we did not get the same result for other software and benchmarks. Unfortunately, the G14 appears between 10 and 60% weaker in Unplugged mode and when browsing the web, running Python code, working with Photoshop and Premiere Pro, or even playing Forza Horizon 5.

Laptop performance compared to competitors

Now let us measure the performance of Zephyrus G14 2024 in comparison with its competitors and its previous generation. Please note that in the continuation of the review, we obtained the benchmarks in the condition that the laptop was connected to the power outlet and used the Performance profile.

Note that in order to get a correct idea of ​​G14 2024’s performance, some benchmarks have tried to reflect the results of MacBook Pro M3 Pro and Zephyrus G16 Core Ultra 9 185H from reliable foreign media; Because these two laptops with a price tag of 100 to 120 million tomans are the main competitors of G14 2024.

Zephyrus G14 2024 performance against competitors (plugged in)

Laptop/benchmark

Technical Specifications

Web browsing

Performance in graphics

CPU performance in rendering

CPU computing power

GPU computing power

3 Dark

CineBench R23

GeekBench 6

GeekBench 6

Speedometer 2.1

TimeSpy

Single

Multi

Single

Multi

OpenCL

Metal/Vulkan

DirectX 12

Zephyrus G14 2024

Ryzen 9 8945HS

RTX 4070

322

9572

1759

16088

2568

12946

112783

103313

Zephyrus G14 2022

Ryzen 9 6900HS

RX 6800S

235

9075

1536

14218

2021

9435

72595

80580

* MacBook Pro 14

M3 Pro

14 Core GPU

677

1889

13289

3125

13755

41736

68417

* Zephyrus G16 2024

Core Ultra 9 185H

RTX 4070

10989

1803

17452

2556

14460

114126

MacBook Air 2024

M3

8 Core GPU

680

1897

9872

3143

2008

25845

41671

Zenbook 14

Core Ultra 7 155H

Intel Arc GPU

396

3453

1637

13367

2290

12256

34889

38268

MacBook Pro 14 inch 2021

M1 Max

24Core GPU

300

1549

12508

2378

12239

65432

101045

Zephyrus G14 2024 experiences significant improvement in benchmarks compared to the 2022 model; But since Ryzen 9 7945HS and Ryzen 9 8945HS do not have any noticeable difference apart from the neural processing engine, you will probably not experience a significant improvement compared to the 2023 model.

We haven’t reviewed the MacBook Pro M3 Pro and the Zephyrus G16 2024, the G14’s main competitors on Zoomit; But to some extent, I must say that MacBook Pro outperforms G14 in single-core processing with a 20% difference and G16 in multi-core processing with a 10-15% difference. Another notable issue is the G14’s stark performance gap with the MacBook in web browsing.

If we use computing power as the benchmark to compare graphics performance, the RTX 4070 GPUs in the G14 and G16 laptops offer more or less the same performance; But the MacBook Pro loses to the G14 2024 by a huge margin of 60%.

Laptop performance in professional use

In order to measure the performance of the Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop in professional use as well, we went to Photoshop software, Premiere Pro, running code written in Python and Blender software.

Laptop performance in Photoshop

In the Photoshop software test, which includes tasks such as opening the RAW file, changing the size of photos, correcting the lens, and reducing noise, the G14 2024 laptop remains behind its competitors G16 2024 and MacBook Pro M3 Pro with a difference of 10 and 25%, respectively.

G14 2024 laptop performance in Photoshop

Note that the above result was obtained when the laptop is connected to the power outlet; If we disconnect the G14 from the power supply, we reach a score of 6199; While the MacBook Pro offers the same performance when unplugged; Therefore, unplugged mode, the performance gap between the two laptops increases from 25% to about 40%.

Laptop performance in Premier Pro

In the Premier Pro test, tasks such as outputting 8-bit and 50 Mbps 4K videos with HEVC and H.264 codecs, processing ProRes UHD videos with and without proxy, and implementing graphic effects are examined. In this test, the G14 laptop was able to beat the MacBook Pro M3 Pro by 35%; But it remained with a 10% difference from G16.

Performance of the G14 2024 laptop running Premier Pro

If we disconnect the G14 2024 from the power outlet, its score in the Premier Pro test drops by 20% to 6637, which is still higher than the MacBook Pro M3 Pro by about 10%.

Laptop performance in Python code execution

In the Mandelbrot series benchmark, which is written in Python to find the points of a fractal on a mixed screen, the G14 2024 performed brilliantly thanks to its powerful processor that when using Windows PowerShell, the calculation of fractal points was completed 10% faster than the MacBook Air M3 and 32% faster than the powerful and expensive GalaxyBook 3 Ultra laptop.

G14 2024 laptop performance in Python code execution

Windows provides the possibility of using the Linux terminal thanks to its Linux subsystem called WSL. If we use WSL to run the benchmark, the G14’s performance gap with the MacBook Air and GalaxyBook 3 Ultra increases to 36 and 65 percent, respectively.

Laptop performance in Blender software

Blender 3D modeling software can render with the help of CPU and GPU; To evaluate the performance of the G14 laptop, we ran the Blender software benchmark both on CPU and GPU.

Asus G14 2024 laptop performance in Blender software with processor

As you can see in the chart above, the Ryzen 9 8945HS processor in the Dell G14 laptop is slightly weaker than the 11-core M3 Pro processor in the 14-inch MacBook Pro laptop.

Asus G14 2024 laptop performance in Blender software with graphics

Nvidia’s powerful graphics show its extraordinary processing power well in the graphics rendering test in Blender software. In this test, the G14 2024 laptop outperforms the MacBook Pro M3 Pro by a margin of 175% and is ahead of the GalaxyBook 3 Ultra laptop by a margin of 60%.

Laptop performance in the game

The Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop runs most games easily and with a frame rate of more than 70 frames per second in 1080p resolution. The laptop provides good performance in optimal games such as Forza Horizon 5 even in QHD resolution; But to experience other heavy games in QHD resolution, you should use technologies such as DLSS and Frame Generation.

Zephyrus G14 2024 performance in games

Game/Performance

Clarity

Graphics settings

Average frame rate

Cyberpunk 2077

1440p

RT On – Ultra

DLSS On-Quality

Frame Generation On

43 frames per second

1440p

RT Off

DLSS Off

Texture Quality: High

38 frames per second

1080p

RT On – Ultra

DLSS On-Quality

Frame Generation On

75 frames per second

Forza Horizon 5

1440p

Extreme

70 frames per second

FarCry 6

1440p

Ultra quality

63 frames per second

Red Dead Redemption 2

1440p

Ultra quality

51 frames per second

1080p

Ultra quality

68 frames per second

Returnal

1080p

Epic

91 frames per second

Note that all the above results were obtained when the laptop was plugged in; If you want to play in unplugged mode, to have a satisfactory experience, you need to reduce the graphics settings to medium, otherwise, the frame rate will drop a lot; For example, in the case of Forza Horizon 5, the frame rate dropped from 70 to 30 fps.

Optimal battery life in normal use

The Zephyrus G14 laptop provides the energy it needs through a rather bulky 73-watt-hour battery; Along with the laptop, the Taiwanese provide the user with a 180-watt adapter that can charge 50% of the battery capacity within 30 minutes; Asus also provides a compact 100W USB-C charger with the device, which makes it easier to carry the laptop, while you can also use it to charge your smartphone.

Read more: Asus Zenbook 14 OLED laptop review

Zephyrus G14 2024 battery life compared to other laptops

Laptop/Test

Functional profile

hardware

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720p Video

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Zephyrus G14 2024

Performance

Ryzen 9 8945HS

RTX 4070

14 inches and 120 Hz

1800 x 2880 pixels

73

7:47

6:20

Zephyrus G14 2022

Performance

Ryzen 9 6900HS

RX 6800S

14 inches and 120 Hz

1600 x 2560 pixels

76

5:50

4:03

MacBook Air 2024

Apple M3

8 core GPU

13.6 inches and 60 Hz

1664 x 2560 pixels

52.6

14:13

Zenbook 14

Performance

Core Ultra 7-155H

Intel Arc

14 inches and 120 Hz

1800 x 2880 pixels

75

17:25

9:09

Galaxy Book 3 Ultra

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Core i7-13700H

RTX 4050

16 inches and 120 Hz

1880 x 2880 pixels

76

11:00

6:21

MacBook Pro 14-inch 2021

M1 Max

24Core GPU

14.2 inches and 120 Hz

1964 x 3024 pixels

70

18:14

Zephyrus G14 2024 lasts about 2 hours longer than the 2022 model in daily use and movie playback; But compared to MacBook Pro and MacBook Air or laptops equipped with Core Ultra processors, there is not much to say; However, overall, it seems that you can count on the G14 2024 for a working day in normal and everyday use.

Zephyrus G14 2024 against the competition

Zephyrus G14 2024 is not the most powerful Windows laptop on the market; But the combination it offers in its price range, at least in the Iranian market, cannot be seen in any other Windows laptop; In the range of 100 to 120 million Tomans, Windows laptops are clumsy and worse devices with monstrous hardware or premium ultrabooks with weak hardware.

Forza game on Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

J14 is a powerful and compact laptop with extremely high build quality, a stunning display, and ear-splitting speakers, which can last a full working day in daily use, offers performance on par with or close to MacBook Pro M3 Pro, and at the same time, it can also meet your gaming needs. Currently, among Windows devices in the Iranian market, only Asus’ own G16 2024 laptop can offer a similar combination.

Video editing with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

If you are looking to buy Zephyrus G14 2024, go for the model equipped with RTX 4060; Because this graphic is a more suitable choice for the 14-inch dimensions and thin thickness of the G14, it is not much different from the RTX 4070 model in professional applications such as video editing with Premier Pro, and it is also about 20 million Tomans cheaper.

What do you think about G14 2024? If you are a Windows laptop fan, which one would you choose between this laptop and the G16 2024?

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Getting to know the most advanced humanoid robots

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If you think that the world of technology has amazed you enough so far, join us as we learn more about the most advanced humanoid robots.

Getting to know the most advanced humanoid robots

Today’s technology companies have a mission that they strive to achieve with all their might, and this mission is nothing but the realization of every creature, gadget, and robot that we have seen before in science fiction movies. So here we’ll get to know the most advanced humanoid robots.

Imagine a world where when you go shopping you hand your credit card to robots to count your purchase, or when you order pizza, a robot delivers it to you. Maybe a decade ago, the idea of ​​robots walking next to us on the street or taking the place of humans in various jobs was far from mind; But how would you feel if we told you that right now there is a robot in the world who is the CEO of a company?

Let me guess! You probably don’t like competing with robots because we know almost nothing about them and can’t even guess their next move; But whether we like it or not, they have gradually come out of water and mud and artificial intelligence is trying to show us its other side.

Now we are going to introduce you to eight of the most advanced humanoid robots according to Business Insider’s list; From a robot that simulates our dreams to a robot that can do yoga. Stay with us.

This is you and this two-legged robot from Apptronik: “Apollo”

Apollo robot delivering the box

Optronic’s bipedal robot arrived in August this year, and many consider it the “iPhone” of the world of robots. Jeff Cardenas, CEO of Optronic, says:

We want to produce human-sized robots, because only then can they go where we can go and do things similar to what we do. Apollo did not come to sideline humans, but to do things that humans don’t want to do.

Apollo weighs 73 kg, is 1.70 m tall, and requires battery replacement every four hours. Optronics began its work in 2016 at the University of Texas’ Human-Centered Robotics Laboratory, and in a short period of time it has reached such a high point that it has now signed a contract with NASA that will greatly help the development of its robots.

Optronik company tries to justify the existence of humanoid robots with the slogan “Robot for humans” and considers the reason for the production of Apollo to help humans in dangerous tasks.

NASA astronaut robot: “Valkyrie”

NASA's Valkyrie robot walking among employees

NASA’s Valkyrie robot was unveiled in 2013 with the aim of “doing dangerous work”. This robot, which NASA calls R5, is designed to be able to travel to the dangerous and uninhabitable regions of the Moon, Mars, and space.

The University of Edinburgh is now using Valkyrie in its research, calling it “one of the most advanced humanoids in the world”. Valkyrie or its more advanced descendants could greatly assist NASA in advancing its ground robotics goals and the Artemis mission.

Amca simulates our dreams

Amka humanoid robot laughing

Some time ago, in a video published on the Engineered Arts YouTube account, Ameca claimed that it can simulate the dreams of humans by drawing different scenarios and learning more about the world with them. The mentioned video caused a lot of controversy, so if we consider Amka as the Elon Musk of the world of robots, we are not unfair to him.

Amca is the Elon Musk of the world of robots

After backlash on social media, Will Jackson, co-founder of Engineered Arts, announced in an interview that Amka answers questions using the ChatGPT-3 artificial intelligence and can neither feel nor have long-term memory. He also said:

Remember that Amca works with code and is just a language model. It’s very tempting to apply human characteristics to robots, but don’t fool yourself; This is nothing but an illusion for now.

However, if you’ve seen Amka’s controversial video, you might agree with the critics. In this video, he is asked if he can dream. And in disbelief, he gives an answer that may make you doubt the health of your ears. “Yes, actually I had a dream last night about dinosaurs fighting aliens on Mars,” Amka confidently replies.

Then he continues, “Just kidding, I can’t dream like a human! “But I can create scenarios in my head, simulate dreams, and learn about the world.”

“The saddest day for me was the day I realized I would never experience true love,” Amka said in another video. Another interesting point is that Amka changes his facial expressions with the help of GPT-3 when saying these strange sentences, which can scare many people.

Digit can carry postal packages

Digit humanoid robot moving the box

Digit, unveiled in 2019, has legs, arms, and a torso full of sensors that help him navigate rough surfaces and obstacles.

The robot can carry packages, empty warehouses, and deliver people’s mail packages. Right now, Amazon’s research and development center is testing Digit to make it easier to move packages in its distribution centers.

Digit’s capabilities are currently not very extensive; But walking on narrow ledges, bending over, picking up objects, and other simple tasks can be very efficient in the future.

Mika, the robot, is the CEO of a beverage company

Mika's humanoid robot giving a speech

Dictator Company, the world’s famous beverage maker, last year chose a two-legged robot named Mika as its CEO. By identifying the tastes of the customers, Mika chooses different people to design the drink bottles.

Mika is the first robot in the world who has a valid university degree

If you think you have been surprised enough by now, I must say that the story does not end there; Because Mika even received an honorary degree from the University of Warsaw!

Some time ago, a journalist took to the streets in New York to ask people what they thought about the CEO’s humanoid robot and got some interesting results. At first, someone replied, “I don’t think robots deserve that kind of respect because they’re just machines.” Another participant believed that with the current trend, more jobs will be taken away from humans and will be given to robots.

Tesla’s Optimus robot can do yoga

Tesla's humanoid robot doing yoga

Optimus arrived in 2022 and at first he could hardly walk; But Elon Musk, with his famous ambition, said that in the next three to five years, Tesla will be able to start mass production of this robot and offer it to enthusiasts.

Optimus couldn’t even walk, but he could probably be dancing in a few years

In this short period of time, Optimus, which is also known as “Tesla Bot”, has made a lot of progress and can potentially play a role in the assembly and production lines of vehicles, batteries, and the production of Tesla’s solar panels. Optimus learns what humans do by watching.

The famous robot “Sophia” speaks at world conferences

Sophia the humanoid robot giving a speech in Indian dress

Sophia, the humanoid robot from Hanson Robotics, probably has the most realistic face compared to its competitors, equipped with artificial skin that can be adjusted in color.

Sophia has acquired the legal citizenship of Saudi Arabia

The interactive robot of Hanson Robotics has so far spoken at important conferences, which has brought him many successes; Because by using artificial intelligence, he can make effective speeches and change his face and hands according to human emotions.

One of Sofia’s other honors is receiving the citizenship of Saudi Arabia. Sophia is the only robot that has received the legal citizenship of a country.

Sophia's humanoid skin

This Hong Kong-based company plans to develop the ability to understand and feel real Sophia in the long term and turn it into an adult robot with human characteristics; Although the head of Facebook’s artificial intelligence department, the creator of Sophia considers it a “puppet walker” who tries to make it look intelligent.

Boston Dynamics’ “Atlas” robot can do parkour

Atlas humanoid robot jumping over obstacles

If you have seen the Black Mirror series, you are familiar with Boston Dynamics’ robot dogs. These robot dogs, known as Spots, are integrated with ChatGPT and can speak in complete sentences.

After the successful production of robot dogs, Boston Dynamics decided to create a humanoid bipedal robot, and the result was the Atlas robot; A robot that works both outdoors and indoors and can move quickly and jump over obstacles. Unlike the other robots we introduced, the Atlas robot does not have the ability to smile or turn its eyes, in fact, it does not have a face at all; But it does great things.

Atlas can be a skilled firefighter

Atlas hardware uses 3D printing to be lightweight and turns this robot into a compact humanoid device that has the ability to manipulate various objects and can maintain its balance against strong pushing and shaking even if it loses its balance. He can get up again.

Other features of Atlas include the ability to find leaking pipes, walk through rubble, climb ladders, operate fire hoses, and drive vehicles.

Conclusion: Is developing humanoid robots a bad idea?

There’s no doubt that humans don’t feel good about humanoid robots, and I think if bipeds had feelings, they’d probably resent us in return; But what is the root of this anger towards humanoid robots? That is, everything is under the head of the “Uncanny Valley” effect, which makes the perfect dissimilarity of the humanoid robot to the real person create an unpleasant feeling in us, or are there more complicated and serious factors at work?

Despite much research, there is still no exact answer to this question; But maybe the development of humanoid robots will make us feel less human. Perhaps the thought that we will one day not be the only intelligent beings on earth infuriates us.

However, robots have yet to do terrible things to us humans, and there are even reports that robots can teach autistic children social skills.

Incidentally, if we look at the story from another angle, we could probably have a peaceful coexistence with bipedal robots and do things like playing chess with them. Fortunately, when it comes to reasoning and creativity, the companies that make the robots have only given basic training and we still have a chance to win against them.

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Galaxy Ring was unveiled; Samsung’s very smart ring at an almost reasonable price

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Samsung Galaxy Ring was introduced with various health features including continuous heart rate measurement, sleep monitoring, skin temperature sensor along with artificial intelligence features.

Galaxy Ring was unveiled; Samsung’s very smart ring at an almost reasonable price

Samsung at the Unpacked event alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 foldable phonesAt the Unpacked event, Samsung officially unveiled its smart ring called the Galaxy Ring, a foldable phone. Relying on the power of Galaxy AI, this product provides a smart health experience for everyone.

“The latest Galaxy wearables are a combination of Samsung’s most advanced technologies and innovations, enabling you to take control of your health and wellness with care and preventative solutions,” said TM Rowe, director of Samsung’s Mobile Experience (MX). “The intelligence, planning, and deep understanding and awareness that Galaxy Ring provides will help users turn data into meaningful goals and experience a new era of smart health.”

Galaxy Ring offers a simple approach to monitoring users’ health. This product uses Samsung’s precise sensor technology, which now provides information in its smallest form to the user so that he can easily monitor and control his health.

Galaxy Ring

The Samsung smart ring is designed to be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This product weighs only 2.3 to 3 grams, and as a result, it conveys a more comfortable feeling to the user during long-term use. The distinctive design known as Concave Design has made the Galaxy Ring, in addition to its fresh and attractive appearance, to have good durability and resistance. This product has an IP68 certificate; Therefore, it is resistant to water penetration, and due to the grade 5 titanium coating, you can safely use it anywhere without worrying about possible damage.

Galaxy Ring

Galaxy Ring lasts up to 7 days of continuous use with each full charge, and a special charging frame is designed for it, which shows the charging status with LED lighting. You can choose one of the three colors black, silver, and gold according to your style and taste. In addition, the special sizing kit helps the user to choose the most suitable size from among 9 options.

Samsung Galaxy Ring
Samsung Galaxy Ring

With Galaxy Ring, you can enjoy the capabilities and features of this product at any hour of the day and in any situation. These features are personalized according to the needs of each user and with the help of advanced artificial intelligence technology become more powerful over time with the help of Samsung’s

All the data and information that the Galaxy Ring collects about the user’s health status is stored in the Samsung Health platform so that you can seamlessly access it through your other devices.

Sleep plays a central role as one of the important foundations of daily health, and Galaxy Ring offers the best sleep analysis capabilities and helps you understand your sleep patterns and create better and healthier habits with a powerful artificial intelligence algorithm.

In addition to providing a sleep score (Sleep Score) and examining snoring and noises during sleep, these features check other criteria such as movement during sleep, sleep duration, heart rate, and breathing rate to provide a detailed and detailed analysis.

Galaxy Ring

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Galaxy Ring’s Cycle Tracking feature for women monitors their menstrual cycle by checking their skin temperature overnight. Overall, you can use Galaxy Ring data as motivation to start your day fresher and more energetic. It starts with Galaxy AI, which provides detailed and accurate health reports based on various metrics.

The new Energy Score function is one of the features of Galaxy AI that informs you of the solutions and methods that increase the level of health. This means that by knowing your physical condition and energy score, you can create a suitable plan to improve your health.

Galaxy ring in hand

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The Energy Score feature calculates your physical and mental health based on four metrics: sleep, activity level, heart rate during sleep, and heart rate variability during sleep. In addition, the Wellness Tips feature provides personalized tips and recommendations tailored to each user’s condition by analyzing data and health information.

Galaxy Ring with the Heart Rate Alert function, when the heart rate is abnormally low or high, it informs the user instantly through the Samsung Health application. The Live Heart Rate Check feature also provides the user with more details about heart rate, beats per minute, duration, and start time.

Galaxy Ring

According to Samsung’s claim, the Galaxy Ring will help you lead an active and energetic lifestyle and keep track of your workouts with more motivation. The automatic detection of exercise in this smart ring tracks the amount of walking and running you do and warns you if you are not physically active.

Other features of Galaxy Ring include support for motion gestures. For example, you can take a photo or turn off the phone’s alarm by swiping two fingers together twice. In addition, it is possible to track the location of the Galaxy Ring through Find My Ring on Samsung Find.

The price of the Galaxy Ring is $400 and will be available in selected markets from July 24 (August 3, 1403).

Samsung Galaxy Ring technical specifications
Introduction July 10, 2024
another name Samsung SM-Q500NZKAXAR Samsung SM-Q500NZKAXAR Samsung SM-Q500NZSAXAR Samsung SM-Q500NZSAXAR Samsung SM-Q500NZDAXAR Samsung SM-Q500NZDAXAR
Condition Release in the near future (July 24, 2024)
Dimensions It has 9 sizes from 5 to 13 7.0 x 2.6 mm (ring) 48.9 x 48.9 x 24.51 mm (charging compartment)
Weight 2.3 grams (ring size 5) 3.0 grams (ring size 13) 61.3 grams (charge compartment)
Other body specifications The body of the ring is made of grade 5 titanium The body of the charging compartment is made of stainless steel and plastic IP68 (resistant to dust and water up to a depth of 1 meter and up to 30 minutes) Resistant to water penetration up to a pressure of 10 atmospheres (100 meters deep)
internal memory 8 MB
battery Non-replaceable battery with a capacity of 18 mAh (ring size 5) Non-replaceable battery with a capacity of 23.5 mAh (ring size 13) Non-replaceable battery with a capacity of 361 mAh (charging compartment)
standby Up to 7 days
Sensors Optical heart rate sensor, accelerometer, body thermometer
Other specifications and features Support for various sports modes, heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, women’s health monitoring, pedometer, distance traveled calculation, calorie consumption calculation, Galaxy AI support
Technology does not have
Wireless Network does not have
Bluetooth Yes, version 5.4 LE
GPS does not have
NFC does not have
USB does not have
Colors Black, silver, gold
Price range About $400

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