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Google Pixel 4a vs OnePlus Nord, and more news from Gary Explains

Windows on Arm improvements, Pixel 4a vs OnePlus Nord, and more — here is the top news you need to know from Gary Explains.

Published onAugust 17, 2020

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Windows on Arm only needs one thing to become great: Linux, macOS, and Windows all run on Arm-based processors. However, Windows on Arm is currently the weakest solution of the three. There is one thing that could make Windows on Arm great. (YouTube)

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Google Pixel 4a vs OnePlus Nord: Two of the most important mid-range phones of 2020 are the Pixel 4a and the OnePlus Nord. They both use Snapdragon 700-series processor, but the chip in the Nord is probably faster. But “probably” isn’t how we work around here. Let’s test them and find out!

Google Pixel 4a vs Google Pixel 4: Google has released its latest mid-range device, the Google 4a. As a mid-range device, it has less processing power than the premium Google Pixel 4. But how much less? Let’s find out by testing the Pixel 4 with the Pixel 4a.

OnePlus Nord vs OnePlus 8: The OnePlus Nord uses the Snapdragon 765G, whereas its bigger sibling, the OnePlus 8, uses the Snapdragon 865. Snapdragon 700-series versus the 800-series. Of course, there are other differences between these two devices, but the question is: how much faster is the OnePlus 8? Let’s find out.

OnePlus Nord vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Can the Snapdragon 765G in the OnePlus Nord compete fairly with the Snapdragon 845 in the Galaxy Note 9?

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