Game mode in particular was quite inaccurate, but switching its color temperature to Warm as described above helped quite a bit. Adjusting the Judder reduction (Settings > Picture > Advanced Picture > Motion Control) introduces progressively higher smoothing, aka Soap Opera Effect, so I recommend leaving it turned off. Happily, it’s disabled in the two Calibrated modes.
Picture setting and measurement notes
Calibrated Dark was the best picture mode overall for both HDR and standard dynamic range (SDR) material. Color temperature in the best modes, Calibrated and Calibrated Dark, was less accurate than on most TVs in this class, with an overly-blue cast. In HDR, the MQX’s
The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have three microphones on each earbud along with ear-detection sensors.
In addition to the iPhone 14, Apple’s may also use the event to unveil the Apple Watch Series 8, which will reportedly look similar to last year’s model but have more health features such as a fever sensor, as well as improved durability.
The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are equipped with two-way drivers (10mm woofer, 5.3mm tweeter), which is nice, and three microphones, two of which are beam-forming for voice calls. I also streamed some movies from Google Play and Netflix. I paired them with a Galaxy Z Flip 3, iPhone 13 Pro and Google Pixel 4 XL and streamed music using Qobuz.
That means Apple will have to fight even harder to win over new iPhone owners. It also raised the prices of its Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by $30 apiece.
Samsung, for its part, made Apple’s job a little easier by announcing its flagship Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 at their standard prices of $1,800 and $1,000, respectively, earlier this month.
That’s similar to how Apple’s AirPods auto pair with any Apple devices logged into your iCloud account. The Buds 2 Pro offer automatic switching between those devices. So if, for instance, a call comes in on your phone as you’re watching a movie on your Tab S8 tablet, the audio will automatically switch to your phone when you answer the call. I spent more time manually switching my audio between a Galaxy Flip 3 and non-Samsung devices. Note that I haven’t thoroughly tested the auto-switching feature with many Samsung devices (because I only own a few) so I can’t confirm exactly how reliable it is.
If you fancy slipping one of Samsung’s flagship phones into your pocket at a discount, you can’t afford to wait around. The recently unveiled Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 will hit store shelves and customers’ doorsteps on Friday, Aug. id=”article-body” class=”row moveBodyAds” section=”article-body” data-component=”trackCWV”>