iPhone 7 outshoots Pixel in video? (The 3:59, Ep. 134)

Also, we discuss the prospects of a Samsung phone that's all screen, and how Amazon is winning our business through our kids.

Roger Cheng Former Executive Editor / Head of News
Roger Cheng (he/him/his) was the executive editor in charge of CNET News, managing everything from daily breaking news to in-depth investigative packages. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade and got his start writing and laying out pages at a local paper in Southern California. He's a devoted Trojan alum and thinks sleep is the perfect -- if unattainable -- hobby for a parent.
Expertise Mobile, 5G, Big Tech, Social Media Credentials
  • SABEW Best in Business 2011 Award for Breaking News Coverage, Eddie Award in 2020 for 5G coverage, runner-up National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for culture analysis.
Ben Fox Rubin Former senior reporter
Ben Fox Rubin was a senior reporter for CNET News in Manhattan, reporting on Amazon, e-commerce and mobile payments. He previously worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and got his start at newspapers in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Roger Cheng
Ben Fox Rubin

It wasn't ever going to be clear-cut.

In a video shoot-out between the iPhone 7 Plus and the Pixel, Apple's phone came out on top. But that comes after the Pixel won the photo contest.

We discuss how important the camera is to consumers (very, but not as important as your loyalty to an operating system).

We also talk about Samsung potentially going all screen on its next Galaxy S phone, and whether that will be the new trend to get folks excited about mobile devices again.

Lastly, Amazon is trying to get even more of our business through our kids with its Amazon Rapids service.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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