Philip Michaels, Tom's Guide

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Recent articles by Philip:

Samsung Galaxy S23 vs. iPhone 15 — what we know so far

It's never too early to compare the year's most anticipated phones. Here's how the Samsung Galaxy S23 vs. iPhone 15 comparison is shaping up ahead of the launch for Samsung's next phone. → Read More

Forget Galaxy S23 — Samsung's new Galaxy A54 could be everything you need

Samsung's Galaxy S23 will get all the attention this week, but new Galaxy A phones are on the way, and they figure to be good bargain buys if you don't need flagship features. → Read More

7 overlooked Samsung Galaxy S23 rumors that could make a big difference

Forget about high-profile changes like a 200MP main camera or a new Snapdragon chipset. These Galaxy S23 rumors have flown under the radar. → Read More

Samsung Galaxy S23 prices leak for Europe — and it's bad news

You could wind up paying more for all three Galaxy S23 models depending on what part of the world you live in, with evidence mounting that European shoppers will see price hikes from the Galaxy S22 mo → Read More

Flip phones are making a comeback — here’s why

With people looking to spend less time staring at screens while still staying connected, the flip phones from a generation ago are enjoying a little bit of a resurgence. → Read More

Samsung Galaxy S23 cameras — all the big upgrades we expect

Samsung Galaxy S23 cameras will be a big factor in how substantial an upgrade Samsung's new phones will be. Based on rumors, here's what to expect from the Galaxy S23 cameras and how they could compar → Read More

iOS 16.3 launches next week — here are the new iPhone features

The next big update to iOS 16 should arrive next week, according to Apple, with iOS 16.3 introducing new security, safety and Handoff features to the iPhone. → Read More

Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus — seriously, who needs this?

With rumors detailing very few differences between the Galaxy S23 and the S23 Plus, it's worth wondering if there's much of a future in Samsung's larger phone. → Read More

Samsung promises ‘new premium standard’ with two Ultra devices coming to Unpacked

It sounds like we're going to see a Galaxy S23 Ultra and a Galaxy Book 3 Ultra on February 1, after Samsung's TM Roh promised two Ultra devices will debut at the next Galaxy Unpacked. → Read More

Galaxy Unpacked 2023 — what to expect beyond the Galaxy S23

Samsung rarely announces just one thing at its Unpacked events. So what else besides the Galaxy S23 phones could we see at the February 1 Galaxy Unpacked? → Read More

iPhone SE 4 reportedly cancelled — so what is Apple's plan for cheap phones?

An analyst says Apple is dropping plans to make an iPhone SE 4. With Samsung and Google working on midrange phones for this year, do cheap iPhones have a future? → Read More

iOS 17 may see fewer features as Apple focuses on VR

A report claims that iOS 17 may not be a substantial update in 2023, as Apple commits more resources to the launch of its upcoming mixed reality headset. → Read More

Samsung Galaxy S23 could be a great upgrade — if Samsung makes one big change

A rumor claims that the Galaxy S23 will feature more storage in its base model. It's one improvement Samsung could make that most users would happily embrace. → Read More

Here's why Apple should give up on the iPhone 15 Plus

With iPhone 14 Plus sales reportedly lagging, it's time for Apple to realize that three new phones are better than four, especially for this fall's iPhone 15 launch. → Read More

Forget the Apple Car — Sony's Afeela EV hits the road in 2026

The Sony Honda Mobility project announced its Afeela car brand, with orders starting on the EV in the first half of 2025. The car is set to arrive in spring 2026. → Read More

iPhone 15 Pro just tipped for big performance edge over Android phones

The A17 Bionic could be the only 3-nanometer chipset for a while, according to reports. And that could give the iPhone 15 Pro a big performance boost over Android rivals. → Read More

LG's transparent OLED TV wows at CES 2023

The LG OLED T is a prototype television with a transparent screen. LG showed off the set during its CES 2023 press conference. → Read More

Samsung Galaxy S23 vs. Galaxy S23 Plus vs. Galaxy S23 Ultra — all the rumored differences

We're expecting three new Galaxy S23 models to debut this year. Here's a closer look at potential Samsung Galaxy S23 vs. Galaxy S23 Plus vs. Galaxy S23 Ultra differences. → Read More

iPhone in 2023 — iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Ultra, iPhone SE 4 and more

iPhones remain a big part of Apple's business. Here's what could happen to the iPhone in 2023, from new phones in the fall to a potential iPhone SE update. → Read More

iPhone 15 release date speculation: Here's when the new iPhone could arrive

It's never too early to start guessing about Apple's iPhone 15 release date plans. Here's what we think might happen based on Apple's past rollout schedule for iPhones. → Read More