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Snapdragon 865 vs Dimensity 1000: The 5G Chipset War

Qualcomm and MediaTek have been long-time rivals in the silicon industry and now they are all set to pit their flagship chips against each other. For the past few years, MediaTek was caught up on a string of patent infringement lawsuits and was unable to enter many markets including India. However, the ban has been lifted now so the company is on a launch spree and has recently announced its flagship processor Dimensity 1000 with integrated 5G. So in this article, we bring you an extensive comparison between Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 and MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000. In addition, we have shared many tidbits about 5G from a business perspective as well. With that said, let’s go through our article on Snapdragon 865 vs Dimensity 1000 and find out which mobile chipset is going to thrive next year.

Numbers Game: Snapdragon 865 vs Dimensity 1000

Before we move ahead, go through the spec sheet so you get a basic idea about both the chipsets.

Snapdragon 865 Dimensity 1000
CPU Core Kryo 585, Octa-core CPU Octa-core CPU
CPU Architecture 1x 2.84GHz (Cortex A77)
3x 2.42GHz (Cortex A77)
4x 1.8GHz (Cortex A55)
4x 2.6GHz (Cortex A77)
4x 2.0GHz (Cortex A55)
CPU Clock Speed Up to 2.84GHz Up to 2.6GHz
Process Technology 7nm FinFET 7nm FinFET
GPU Adreno 650 Mali-G77
Machine Learning and AI Hexagon 698 DSP Hexa-core APU 3.0
ISP Spectra 480 5-core ISP
Camera Capability Up to 200 MP Up to 80 MP
Video Capability 8K @ 30 FPS, 4K HDR @ 60FPS, 4K @ 120FPS 4K HDR @ 60FPS
Charging Quick Charge 4+ Pump Express 4.0
Modem X55 5G Modem
7.5 Gbps Peak Download
3 Gbps Peak Upload
5G Integrated Modem
4.7 Gbps Peak Download
2.3 Gbps Peak Upload
WiFi Support Wi-Fi 6-ready Wi-Fi 6-ready

Battle of Silicon Czars: Snapdragon 865 vs Dimensity 1000

Here, we have detailed our analysis using many key factors like benchmark results, official figures provided by companies, 5G affordability and more. Apart from that, we have also tried to explain a few complexities of SoC design so you get a nuanced idea about both the processors. And in case, if you want to know how the Snapdragon 865 fares against its outgoing predecessors (855+ and 855) and the Apple A13 Bionic, click on their respective links. That being said, let’s begin with CPU first.

  • CPU

As mentioned in the spec sheet, both the chipsets come with eight cores but have a slightly different configuration profile. The Snapdragon 865 uses its BIG-big-little architecture having a single A77 core at the max clock speed, three A77 cores clocked at slightly lower speed and four A55 power-efficient cores at base frequency. On the other hand, MediaTek deploys four high-performing A77 cores and four energy-efficient A55 cores with the maximum clock speed going up to 2.6GHz. Having said all of that, how does it translate to benchmark results and performance?

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Well, MediaTek Dimensity scored a whopping 511,363 on the AnTuTu v8 benchmark test. As of now, we have not seen AnTuTu score for an 865 device to compare, but if we consider the last-gen 855+ SoC, it was already close to 500,000 on AnTuTu v8. So according to Qualcomm, with a 25% increase in performance on Snapdragon 865, the score should easily cross Dimensity 1000’s standing. All in all, the CPU on Snapdragon 865 will be better than Dimensity 1000 for sure, but MediaTek’s SoC is not a slouch either.

  • GPU

This year with Snapdragon 865, Qualcomm has done a great with its Adreno 650 GPU. The company claims that it has got a 25% performance bump and the best part is that the GPU draws 35% less power than its predecessor. That is seriously a great development for Qualcomm. Apart from that, there are many features like Adreno HDR Fast Blend, driver update from the Play Store, Elite Gaming experience, 144Hz display support and more.

Snapdragon 865 GPU

Now moving to MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000, it’s using the upgraded Mali-G77 GPU by ARM. The GPU brings HyperEngine 2.0 feature which is designed to reduce latency during graphics-intensive tasks and for providing a smooth gameplay experience. And there is also support for high refresh rate displays up to 120Hz. Having said that, the Mali GPUs don’t have the best reputation when it comes to graphics performance and battery efficiency. However, we are slowly seeing improvements in this area.

Dimensity 1000 GPU

If you consider the Redmi Note 8 Pro which comes with Mali-G76 (downgraded G77), it scored 2439 in 3D Mark Test. Whereas, a Snapdragon 855-powered device scored 3647. Keep in mind, here we are comparing a mid-ranger and a flagship device and yet the performance gap is surprisingly not that huge. So, of course, the Mali-G77 will be an upgrade over the G76 (MediaTek claims it’s 40%) and can become a serious challenge to the Adreno 650 GPU. However, we will have to wait and see how both the chips perform in real-life tests.

  • 5G

When it comes to 5G technology, both Snapdragon 865 and Dimensity 1000 are at the top of their game. While the Snapdragon 865 does not come with an integrated 5G module, the Dimensity 1000 comes with 5G support on the SoC itself. What it means is that there might be a difference in power efficiency because of a separate 5G add-on on 865 SoC. For long, experts have said that using a separate radio module may decrease the battery life. MediaTek claims that its integrated modem takes 49% less power than what the competition offers and that is simply huge. For this reason alone, Dimensity 1000’s integrated modem takes a lead ahead of Snapdragon X55 5G modem.

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However, when you compare both the modems on the paper side by side, the X55 5G modem is far superior to Dimensity 1000’s modem. The X55 5G modem supports almost all the combinations of spectrum bands including 5G mmWave, sub-6 GHz, SA/NSA, TDD and FDD, LTE, 3G, and 2G as well. Basically, you are covered on every global network. Now if we consider Dimensity 1000’s integrated 5G modem, it supports Sub-6 GHz, SA/NSA, LTE and legacy modes like 3G and 2G. If you carefully look into it, the MediaTek 5G modem does not have support for the mmWave spectrum band which is touted to be the real 5G. However, the ground reality is quite different as there are hardly any countries that have covered the mmWave spectrum. So from a business perspective, the MediaTek 5G modem seems quite affordable and also practical for many developing markets.

  • AI

When it comes to AI performance, Qualcomm has made improvements by leaps and bounds. With Snapdragon 865, you can perform a staggeringly 15 trillion AI operations per second. That number is absolutely bonkers and beyond any chip maker’s capacity. However, MediaTek is also progressing at a steady pace and with APU 3.0 (AI Processing Unit), the chip can perform 4.5 trillion operations per second- an increase of over 2.5x over the last-gen APU 2.0.

Dimensity 1000 AI Performance

On top of that, it brings full support to Android Neural Network API so that developers can take full advantage of the dedicated AI processor. Snapdragon 865 also has a similar Tensor Accelerator which uses the TensorFlow library by Google to power a lot of Google apps using AI. Keeping all the points into consideration, it seems both the chipsets are ample powerful for day to day AI usage, but on paper, Snapdragon 865 is certainly way above the competition.

  • ISP (Image Signal Processor)

The Dimensity 1000 SoC has seen a dramatic improvement over the last-gen ISP and now it supports multi-exposure scene capturing and video bokeh. The ISP can record 4K HDR videos at 60FPS by capturing every three frames at different exposures. Further, it can re-create videos with excellent details and dynamic range in real-time. Apart from that, the 5-core ISP on Dimensity 1000 can capture still images of up to 80MP so that is quite a jump from previous generation chips.

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Talking about Snapdragon 865’s ISP called the Spectra 480, it has seen a tremendous advancement within a year. Now, you can capture 8K videos at 30FPS and can take images of up to 200 megapixels. Apart from that, you can shoot 960FPS slow-motion videos at 720p resolution and without any restriction on time. All this is possible because of Qualcomm’s breakthrough in imaging called the Gigapixel technology. With this tech, the ISP on Snapdragon 865 can capture light at a staggering speed of up to 2 gigapixels per second. Putting all points in mind, it’s clear that Spectra 480 on the 865 SoC is much more powerful and advanced than what Dimensity’s 5-core ISP offers.

Snapdragon 865 vs Dimensity 1000: Which One Would You Pick?

So that was our detailed look into both the processors and how they fare out against each other. One can conclude that the Snapdragon 865 is better in all segments from CPU to AI performance. However, Dimensity 1000 is not far behind Qualcomm and puts up a respectable fight. I would say the Dimensity 1000 is an accomplished SoC in itself with 5G onboard and support for many advanced features like APU and HyperEngine. It seems the Dimensity 1000 is going to be the affordable 5G SoC for many OEMs if MediaTek keeps the price right. Anyway, that is all from us. But what do you think about the long-going war between Qualcomm and MediaTek? Tell us in the comment section below.

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Airalo: Get Cheapest Data Roaming Around the World

One of the biggest expenses while traveling internationally is internet data roaming charges. Carriers charge exorbitant prices for international data. You could alleviate this problem by getting a local SIM in the country that you visit, if the process of buying a local SIM was not so convoluted. Even if you manage to get a local SIM card, now you have to handle multiple SIM cards as you remove and install them. The whole process is frustrating. If only there was an easy way to get international data roaming for cheap. Well, today we are featuring a product which does just that. My colleague Rupesh used the service while he was in Hawaii, and let me tell you, it’s a boon for international travelers. The service is called Airalo, and in this article, I am going to tell you all about it.

What is Airalo?

Airalo is the world’s first eSIM store that gives you access to eSIMs covering over 100 countries for affordable prices. The eSIM works with all eSIM compatible smartphones, tablets, and laptops. The best part about using Airalo is that you can buy multiple eSIMs, each one for a different country. And switch between them with ease, without having to go through the shenanigans of replacing a physical SIM card. Using Airalo’s eSIMs also allows you to keep your primary number online so you can always make and receive voice calls. You don’t have to change numbers every time you visit a new country.

Now, that you know a little bit about this service, let us check out how it works, its features, and its pricing to find out if it’s worth your time or not.

How Airalo Works?

As we mentioned above, Airalo uses eSIMs to allow you to roam freely. So to understand how Airalo works, you will have to understand how eSIMs work.

What is eSIM?

An eSIM or embedded SIM is a service that provides a smarter and more convenient way to stay connected. If you remember SIM cards of the past, they were big and took a lot of space on your phone. As companies like Apple and Samsung started innovating and making smartphones smaller and thinner, SIM cards also got smaller in size to save the valuable space. First, you had the Full-size SIM card (also known as 1FF – 1st Form Factor). It was followed by Mini-SIM (2FF) in 1996, Micro-SIM (3FF) in 2003, and finally Nano-SIM (4FF) in 2012. Most of us are using the Nano-SIM cards right now. Whether you are using an iPhone, a Samsung, or any other high-end smartphone, you are using a nano-SIM card.

SIM Card Sizes

The final form of this evolution is the eSIM which is not a physical SIM card. Rather it’s a programmable SIM that is already embedded in the device. The benefits of eSIM are multi-fold. First, since it doesn’t take any physical space on a phone or smartwatch, manufacturers have more space to include extra hardware. Secondly, it allows phones to carry multiple SIM connections at the same time. Do note that only one eSIM is active at a given time. But switching between the eSIMs is pretty easy so it doesn’t matter much.

Finally, since eSIMs can be activated online, you don’t need to buy it from a store. You can buy it online from a store like Airalo.

Benefits of Using Airalo

The main benefit of using Airalo is that it gives you easy access to international eSIMs at affordable prices. I tried setting up the account and it literally took me 5 minutes to get a US eSIM and activate it. My colleague Rupesh used the Airalo’s eSIM in Hawaii during the Qualcomm Summit and he got high-speed internet access without any problem. Before we talk about the pricing of the service, let’s see how you can set up the Airalo eSIM

Setting up Airalo eSIM

Setting up an Airalo eSIM is very easy. Here are the steps involved:

1. First, either download their app (iOS/Android) or visit their website to create an account.

Airalo website

2. Once you have created your account, you click on the name of the country and then choose the plan that you want to buy.

Airalo

3. Now, pay for the plan (more on pricing later). The eSIM will be added to your account. You can install eSIM either by using a QR code or do it manually.

installtion Airalo Blurred

4. To use the QR code method, go to Setting -> Cellular/Mobile -> Add Cellular/Mobile and scan the QR code to activate the eSIM. You can also choose to enter the details manually. You will need to enter the SM-DP+ Address, Activation Code, and the Confirmation Code (if available).

Activating Airalo Using Manual Method

That’s it. Now the eSIM is active and you can use the data. If you are installing multiple eSIMs, make sure to give them unique nicknames as it will help you identify them easily.

Is My Phone Supported?

One of the major questions that people may ask is whether their phone is supported or not. Well, the easy answer is that if your device (phone, tablet, or laptop) supports the eSIM technology then Airalo will work on it. Here’s the list of currently supported devices (as of publishing time).

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • Nuu Mobile X5
  • Google Pixel 3 & 3XL
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Windows 10 PCs
  • Lenovo Yoga 630
  • HP Spectre Folio
  • iPad Air (3rd Generation)
  • iPad Pro (3rd Generation)
  • iPad Mini (5th Generation)
  • Gemini PDA
  • Motorola Razr 2019
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold

Note: Google Pixel 3 and 3XL devices are eSIM compatible, however, certain Pixel 3s work when they have the “add carrier” option.

Pricing and Availability

As mentioned above, Airalo eSIMs cover more than 100 countries in the world. So, you can for sure find an eSIM for the country you are visiting. As far as pricing is concerned, the cost depends on the amount of data and validity period. The price can change depending on the country that you are buying eSIM for. Below are the rates for US eSIM.

Airalo pricing clear

  • $3 – 1GB data / 7 days
  • $11 – 3GB data / 30 days
  • $16 – 5GB data / 30 days
  • $26 – 10GB data / 30 days

As you can see, the data plans are quite affordable when compared to international roaming data charges by carriers.

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Use Airalo to Get Cheap International Data Roaming

The biggest benefit of Airalo is that it gives international travelers peace of mind. Now you neither have to worry about high data roaming charges nor have to fear not getting a local SIM card in the country you are visiting. Just buy an Airalo eSIM and you are done. If your visit is taking you to multiple countries, you can buy eSIMs for each country and change them on the fly by visiting the settings of your phone. If you travel a lot, this is not a service that you want to miss out on.

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Snapdragon 865 vs Apple A13 Bionic: The Ultimate Showdown

Qualcomm launched its top-tier Snapdragon 865 SoC in Hawaii yesterday and it’s already making quite a buzz. The new processor comes with 5G support and will power a host of flagship 5G phones next year. However, many smartphone enthusiasts are keen to pit Snapdragon 865 against the Apple A13 Bionic, its long-time arch rival. So, we bring you an in-depth article on Snapdragon 865 vs Apple A13 Bionic with many tidbits along the way. We have included benchmark scores and many other key metrics to find out who wins between the latest 865 SoC and A13 Bionic. With that said, let’s begin the article without any further delay.

Spec Sheet: Snapdragon 865 vs Apple A13 Bionic:

Before we dive deep into our analysis, have a look at the specifications of both the chipsets.

Snapdragon 865 Apple A13 Bionic
CPU Core Kryo 585, Octa-core CPU Hexa-core CPU
CPU Architecture 1x 2.84GHz (Cortex A77)
3x 2.42GHz (Cortex A77)
4x 1.8GHz (Cortex A55)
2x 2.65GHz (Lightning )
4x 1.8GHz (Thunder)
CPU Clock Speed Up to 2.84GHz Up to 2.65GHz
Process Technology TSMC's 7nm FinFET TSMC's 7nm N7P
GPU Adreno 650 Apple-designed four-core GPU
Machine Learning and AI Hexagon 698 DSP Eight-core Neural Engine
ISP Spectra 480 Apple-designed Image Processor
Camera Capability Up to 200 MP N/A
Video Capability 8K @ 30 FPS, 4K HDR @ 60FPS, 4K @ 120FPS 4K HDR @ 60FPS
Charging Quick Charge 4+ Fast Charging
Modem Qualcomm X55 5G Modem
7.5 Gbps Peak Download
3 Gbps Peak Upload
Intel's XMM 7660 LTE Modem
1.6Gbps Peak Download
225Mbps Peak Upload
WiFi Support Wi-Fi 6-ready Wi-Fi 6-ready

The Showdown: Snapdragon 865 vs Apple A13 Bionic

Here, we have thoroughly discussed some major points of both the processors including CPU, GPU, AI and ML, Camera Capability and Modem. We have included many metrics like benchmark scores, various test results and official figures to reach a conclusion about both the chipsets. Also, if you want to know who wins between Snapdragon 865, 855+ and 855, head over to our separate article. Now having said that, let’s go through the article.

  • CPU

While it’s a settled debate that the A-series chips designed by Apple is ahead of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips, in this section, we are going to find out the degree of gap between the latest Snapdragon 865 and A13 Bionic. To give some perspective, A13 Bionic was already 50% more powerful than last year’s Snapdragon 855. And according to Qualcomm, the newer Snapdragon 865 is 25% faster than its predecessor. So we can reach to a conclusion that Snapdragon 865 has reduced the performance gap to 25% with respect to A13’s performance. However, it must be noted that we are talking about the single-core performance of both the chips. If you count in multi-core performance then they are almost neck and neck.

The Showdown Snapdragon 865 vs Apple A13 Bionic

If “Ice Universe” from Twitter is to be believed, this is what the Geekbench score of Snapdragon 865 looks like. To give you an idea, the A13 Bionic scored 5472 in single-core and 13769 points in the multi-core test. So clearly, the Snapdragon 865 is not a slouch in comparison to A13 Bionic when it comes to heavy multi-threaded tasks. However, when you talk about the raw performance of a CPU and how much it can push further, the A13 Bionic is still the reigning king. Its two big Lightning cores are one of the most advanced and powerful CPU cores available in mobile phones right now.

Snapdragon 865,Awesome! pic.twitter.com/zXxxD76TIe

— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) December 4, 2019

From the above comparison, we get a good idea that Snapdragon 865 is a pretty capable chip and almost there with A13 Bionic. But the real difference lies in power efficiency and that’s where Apple takes the lead again. During the iPhone launch in September, Apple was jubilant to announce that its A13 chip uses 40% less power than its predecessor while at the same time improving the performance by 20%. That’s a huge turn in Apple’s history of chip development. And that is why you are seeing reports of excellent battery life on the new iPhone 11 series despite having relatively smaller batteries than most Android phones.

CPU

On the other hand, we did not see Qualcomm stressing about power efficiency during Snapdragon 865’s launch. The company did mention that the 865 SoC is 25% more power-efficient than its predecessor, but again, it’s very much on the expected lines. It seems Qualcomm is too reliant on its “Prime” core and not making ground-breaking changes to its BIG-big-little architecture. In the power efficiency area, I would say the A13 Bionic is much better at handling low-powered tasks.

  • GPU

Talking about the GPU, Apple has long-ruled this front and even after the launch of Snapdragon 865 with Andreno 650 GPU, it does not change Apple’s standing. Apple designs its own GPU and it comes with four cores. But the distinctive part about A13’s GPU is that it delivers 20% more performance by drawing 40% less power in comparison to A12 chip. That’s simply insane, right? Apart from that, the A13 offers a Metal Engine to improve the GPU performance significantly. The Metal Engine allows developers to create Sparse textures, Rasterization Rate Maps, Vertex Amplification and more for intensive games and graphics-heavy content.

The Showdown Snapdragon 865 vs Apple A13 Bionic 2

While talking about Adreno 650, it has got a good 25% bump in graphics performance and also draws 35% less power from its predecessor. That’s a great jump from Qualcomm’s front too. Other than that, the Adreno 650 GPU brings Elite Gaming experience, support for 144Hz display and Desktop Forward Rendering for desktop-class gaming on mobile phones. All in all, it seems Qualcomm is catching up with Apple’s custom GPU.

GPU Test

However, if you see consider the benchmark score of A13 Bionic in the GFX 3.1 Manhattan test then it’s around 120 whereas the last year’s 855 could only muster up to 71 points. So with a 25% increase in performance this year, the Snapdragon 865 should yield a score somewhere below 90 which is still lesser than A13’s score. However, it’s still theoretical and we will have to wait for some real-life tests so stay tuned with us.

  • AI and ML

In terms of AI and ML, Qualcomm has been showing some great promise, but with the launch of A13 Bionic, Apple had also pushed the envelope. The Snapdragon 865 packs the 5th-gen AI engine which means it’s already optimized for various use-cases like translation, voice recognition, object tracking and more. Apple started working on bringing support for on-device AI and ML starting with the A11 chip. Apple calls it the “Neural Engine” and it’s available on the A13 Bionic as well. But how powerful the Neural Engine is and can it compete against the Hexagon 698 DSP on the Snapdragon 865? Let’s find out.

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First of all, Snapdragon 865 has an upper hand when it comes to AI and its application in day to day usage. For example, along with the Hexagon 698 DSP, the 865 SoC packs in a Tensor Accelerator which works hand in hand with Google’s TensorFlow library. Already many of the Google apps including Google Recorder, Google Lens, etc take advantage of this feature and it’s only going to get better. On top of it, the Tensor Accelerator on 865 is 4x more powerful and 35% power-efficient than its predecessor so that is absolutely great. To give you a conclusive number of how powerful the AI module on 865 SoC is, it can deliver 15 trillion AI operations per second without breaking a sweat. That’s absolutely bonkers, right?

The Showdown Snapdragon 865 vs Apple A13 Bionic 3

Now let’s talk about the 8-core Neural Engine on the A13 Bionic. According to Apple, it’s 20% faster and takes up 15% less power than the A12 chip from last year. But when pitted against the Snapdragon 865, the A13 Bionic is only capable of one trillion AI operations per second. That’s around 15 times lesser than what Qualcomm’s AI engine is capable of. All these numbers tell you that Qualcomm is far ahead in

Moving to the Apple A13 Bionic, the company has not shared many details about its core ISP architecture except that it’s an Apple-designed Image Processor. Whatever you make out of it, all we can see is Apple has finally made its foray into computational photography and the results are revealing. The iPhone 11 series produces excellent Night Mode photos, detailed and sharp pictures that easily rivals the best Android phones including the Google Pixel’s Camera. Clearly, the custom ISP and Neural Engine is paying off and Apple is no longer behind Android when it comes to photography. To talk about its video capability, well, it can’t do 8K videos yet, but you can surely shoot super steady 4K videos at 60FPS with HDR.

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To sum it up, Qualcomm certainly has a more powerful ISP. However, the camera capability is solely not judged by the ISP, but also the GPU and CPU. Since Apple has lead in those areas, it continues to produce highly stable and sharp footage than the majority of Android phones despite having more features on paper. Until Qualcomm does not improve its core CPU and GPU architecture, we are not going to see super stable videos on Android phones. However, stay tuned with us, as we will carry out many advanced tests to check if the improved GPU and ISP on Snapdragon 865 do any wonders to video stability.

  • Modem

Now coming to the Modem section where the Snapdragon 865 outrightly wins against Apple A13 Bionic because it comes with the next-generation X55 5G module. As we already know, the A13 Bionic is equipped with Intel’s XMM 7660 Modem which is limited to LTE. So the comparison between 865 SoC and A13 Bionic is literally Apple and Oranges. However, to give a bit of context, Intel has exited the modem business so now Apple has no option, but to ship iPhones with Qualcomm modems from next year. And many are hoping that the next generation of iPhones will come with the same 5G module. But until that happens, the X55 modem on Snapdragon 865 is far superior to anything available in the market right now.

Snapdragon 865 vs Apple A13 Bionic modem

Snapdragon 865 vs Apple A13 Bionic: And the Winner is?

Coming to the conclusion, it looks like Snapdragon 865 is still behind Apple A13 Bionic in terms of CPU and GPU capability. However, in areas like AI and ML, Qualcomm has done a tremendous job and leapfrogged to at least a generation ahead. And just like every year, there is support for more Pixel count and resolution. Not to mention, Qualcomm has always been at the helm in the Modem business so there is that.

I will say this. Just last year, it felt that Qualcomm was many steps behind Apple when it came to smartphone chipsets. However, it seems that the company has realized its shortcomings and is now on course to give serious competition to Apple’s flagship chip. We will have to wait and see what A14 bionic brings this year, but it’s apparent that the gap between Qualcomm and Apple chips is narrowing.

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10 Best Digital Marketing Courses Online (Free and Paid)

Now that the internet has taken over the world and most of us spend more time on the internet visiting cool websites than on any other traditional media sources, marketing your product online has become a necessity. Online marketing is necessary if you want to acquire customers from all over the world. The best thing about online marketing is that you can zero-in on your potential customers. You can target them based on various parameters like age, purchasing power, region, preferences, and more. This allows you to spend your marketing dollars in the best possible way. However, to do that, you need a good digital marketer who knows their stuff. So, whether you are someone who wants to become a digital marketer or someone who just wants to use this skill in enhancing their businesses, these best online digital marketing courses will help you.

Best Digital Marketing Courses Online in 2019

1. The Complete Digital Marketing Course – 12 Courses in 1

I find that Udemy is one of the best places to find a course. Not only their courses are professionals and rated by actual students but they are also priced right. You pay once and you have lifetime access to the course. When it comes to digital marketing courses online, the “The Complete Digital Marketing Course – 12 Courses in 1” is one of the best in the business. This is an extensive course with more than 23 hours of video content, 36 in-depth articles, and 4 downloadable resources. In this course, you will not only learn about the basics of digital marketing but also learn how to build an online business from scratch. Another good thing about this course is that you don’t require any prior digital marketing knowledge.

1. The Complete Digital Marketing Course - 12 Courses in 1

It starts from the basics so anyone can take it. More importantly, it is suitable for all types of businesses including digital products, physical products, services, B2B businesses, and B2C businesses. The whole curriculum covers 12 different courses which include market research, email marketing, WordPress, SEO, YouTube marketing, social media marketing, and more. I can sing praises of this course but don’t listen to me. Click on the link below and listen to the more than 66,000 students who have rated this course. It is one of the best if not the best digital marketing courses you can find online.

Course Rating: 4.5 (Rated by 66,405 students)

Difficulty level: Beginner

Buy Course on Udemy: Starting at $9.99

2. The Complete Digital Marketing Guide – 17 Courses in 1

Another great course on digital marketing is the “The Complete Digital Marketing Guide – 17 Courses in 1” on Udemy. If you want to learn everything that has to with core digital marketing along with all the fringe ideas and concepts then this is the course for you. Covering 17 different topics, the course is 63.5 hours long and takes you from a-z of digital marketing. There are also 51 written articles and 76 downloadable resources to help you out. Like the course mentioned above, this course doesn’t require any prior knowledge. All you need is a computer with an internet connection and the will to learn.

2. The Complete Digital Marketing Course - 17 Courses in 1

Talking about the course itself, it covers topics such as market research, social media marketing, Facebook and Instagram marketing using ads and organic channels, YouTube marketing, Google Ads, and more. It also teaches you how to create websites using a website builder like WordPress so you can take your existing business online. You will also learn how to optimize your website’s SEO to get more organic traffic so you can save your ad dollars. This is a great online course on digital marketing and you should check it out.

Course Rating: 4.5 (Rated by 2,398 students)

Difficulty level: Beginner

Buy Course on Udemy: Starting at $9.99

3. Digital Marketing Masterclass – 23 Courses in 1

The “Digital Marketing Masterclass – 23 Courses in 1” is aiming to help you improve your business’ online presence and improve its brand identity using digital marketing strategies. If that speaks to you then this course is for you. In this course, you will learn how to use dozens of proven digital marketing strategies to enhance your business’ visibility. You will learn social media marketing using all of the most popular social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and more, to grow your business.

3. Digital Marketing Masterclass - 23 Courses in 1

The best part is that the course pushes you to take action while learning so you gain practical experience and see tangible results. This is a big positive for this course. Other things that you will learn during this course include email marketing, improving subscriber count and social media following, increasing conversion rates, and more. This is a course that will give a much needed online boost to your business so you can expand and earn more. You should check it out.

Course Rating: 4.3 (Rated by 7,405 students)

Difficulty level: Beginner

Buy Course on Udemy: Starting at $9.99

4. Growth Hacking with Digital Marketing (2020 Edition)

While the above three courses were targeted at beginners, this is more of an advanced course on digital marketing. Before taking this course need to have solid online navigation skills and an understanding of what basic digital marketing concepts like SEO, social media, email marketing, and online advertising are. The “Growth Hacking with Digital Marketing” course is meant for professionals who want a job as a “Growth Hacker” in companies such as PayPal, IBM, Accenture, and more. The course teaches you to use the right data to drive the digital marketing teams to get the desired results.

4. Growth Hacking with Digital Marketing (2020 Edition)

In this course, you will learn the benefits of digital metrics, including lean analytics, web traffic, digital conversion funnels, and LTV, and CAC calculations. The course also covers topics such as inbound marketing, email marketing, SEO, paid acquisition, public relations, viral marketing, and much more. As I mentioned before, this is not a course for beginners. It is meant for digital marketing professionals who want to enhance their knowledge and become a growth hacker to land jobs in some of the best companies in the world. If that’s you, check it out.

Course Rating: 4.3 (Rated by 3,972 students)

Difficulty level: Intermediate to Advanced

Buy Course on Udemy: Starting at $9.99

5. Fundamentals of Digital Marketing by Google

If you are looking for a free digital marketing course online then there is none better than the “Fundamentals of Digital Marketing” by Google. I mean if you want to learn digital marketing then what better company to learn it from the one which birthed the entire field. Before taking this course, note that this is a beginner level course which does not require any prior knowledge. What’s best is that once you complete the course you get a certificate by Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe and The Open University. This is great for your CV and will help you in your job hunting phase. The course consists of 24 modules and lasts around 40 hours. That said, it’s designed for self-paced learning so you may take less or more time depending on your learning abilities and commitment to the course.

5. Fundamentals of Digital Marketing by Google

The course starts by helping you create your online presence and then market it. You will learn about websites, how they work, and what criteria affect a website’s Google Search rankings. You will also learn about search engines, how they work, how you can optimize SEO, and more. The course also covers paid advertising. Then it moves on to social media marketing, content marketing, and more. All-in-all, this is an in-depth and complete course on digital marketing that you are getting for free.

Course Rating: NA

Difficulty level: Beginner

Enroll on Google: Free

6. Digital Marketing Courses on SEMrush Academy

For those who don’t know, SEMrush is one of the leading digital marketing solution providers on the market. Their tools are used by digital marketers around the world in some of the biggest online companies. Apart from its awesome tools, the company has also created a “SEMrush Academy” which consists of various courses on digital marketing. You can take courses on website audit, SEO Toolkit, SEO fundamentals, keyword research, backlink management, and more. The best part about these courses is that they are taught by industry-leading experts in their respective fields. Besides teaching you the theory, the experts also show you the practical application of things that they cover which is helpful.

6. Digital Marketing Courses on SEMrush Academy

Oh, and did I tell you that the courses are free to take. Not only that, once you complete a course, you can take a test to earn a certificate which is going to help you when you are looking for jobs. Since there are individual courses on different topics, they are great for digital marketers who want to improve only the skills that are lacking. On the flip side, it does make it harder for beginners as they won’t know where to starts. Despite its shortcomings, the online digital marketing courses on SEMrush Academy one of the best places to learn digital marketing for free.

Course Rating: NA

Difficulty level: Beginner to Intermediate

Enroll on SEMrush Academy: Free

7. Online Digital Marketing Course on HubSpot Academy

HubSpot is a developer and marketer of software products for inbound marketing and sales. Like SEMRush, it offers a complete suite of digital marketing tools to help people grow their business. Like SEMRush, HubSpot also offers a series of courses on digital marketing on its HubSpot Academy platform. The academy features courses on topics such as inbound marketing, content marketing, building advanced Twitter strategy, building end-to-end Instagram marketing strategy, and more.

7. Online Digital Marketing Course on HubSpot Academy

As you can see, unlike other courses mentioned on this list, the courses on HubSpot are quite specific. This is great for current digital marketers who want to improve a specific skill set. Like SEMrush, I don’t recommend HubSpot Academy courses to beginners as they won’t know where to start. On the other hand, it’s completely free so spirited learners can take advantage of the dozens of courses on digital marketing to enhance their skills for free.

Course Rating: NA

Difficulty level: Beginner to Intermediate

Enroll on HubSpot Academy: Free

8. ClickMinded Digital Marketing Courses for Professionals

If money is no bar for you and you want to learn from the best digital marketers working in some of the biggest companies in the world, then this is the course for you. The entire course on digital marketing consists of 7 modules. They include social media marketing, content marketing, email marketing, paid advertising, sales funnels, Google Analytics, and search engine optimization (SEO). Your instructors include professionals who work in companies like Lyft, Airbnb, General Assembly, Techstars, and more. Since these are professional courses, they also command a professional price.

8. ClickMinded Digital Marketing Courses for Professionals

Each module costs $497 while you can get the entire course for $997. That said, I have seen people getting higher discounts after they enroll for a free course on the platform and receive marketing emails from the company. Obviously, this is a price that is hard to justify if you are working alone or have a small business. That said, if you know all the basics and want to learn industry secrets, this the course to get. Maybe you can convince your employer to buy the course for you. Again, if you are looking for a real professional course taught by industry experts, this might just be the digital marketing course for you.

Course Rating: NA

Difficulty level: Professional

Buy from ClickMinded: $997

9. Digital Marketing Courses on Skillshare

Skillshare is an online educational platform that gives you access to thousands of courses on different subjects for a flat subscription fee. The roster of digital marketing courses on Skillshare is quite solid. You can find courses on topics such as Instagram for business, social media marketing, digital marketing for writers, digital marketing with Google ads, introduction to digital marketing, SE) basics and more. There are dozens of courses on digital marketing here and most of them are good. That said, like SEMrush and HubSpot, the problem here is that it will be hard for beginners to start as they won’t know which course they should start with. If you do not know about digital marketing, then you will be better served by Udemy courses mentioned at the start of the article. However, if you are someone who is okay with non-linear learning progress, you can check it out.

9. Digital Marketing Courses on Skillshare

Course Rating: NA

Difficulty level: Depends on the course you choose

Get it on Skillshare: $15/month or $99/year, Free for the first 2 months

10. Learn Digital Marketing on YouTube

Finally, let’s end this article with a free resource for people who just want a primer on digital marketing and not necessarily pursue it as a career. There are several YouTube channels that cover both the basics and advanced topics in digital marketing. The best part is that you can learn from several sources and choose the channel whose teaching methods are for you. Do be aware of false channels who claim to convert you into a digital marketing expert in a week or month or who claim to help you earn x amount of dollars in a month.

10. Learn digital marketing on YouTube

These are clickbait videos and you should avoid them at all costs. Look for the “Verified by YouTube blue check sign” to find legitimate creators and go through the comments section to see if past viewers were happy with the videos or not. Finally, we have linked some of the popular YouTube channels on digital marketing below, so you can check them out to get started.

Course Rating: NA

Difficulty level: Depends on the course you choose

Learn on YouTube: Free (GaryVee, Jay Baer, Neil Patel, Pat Flynn, Moz, Kimberly Ann Jimenez, Brian Dean)

Learn Digital Marketing and Improve Your Business

That ends our article on the best digital marketing courses that you can get online. We have mentioned both free and paid and beginner to professional level courses. So, you have no excuse to start your learning journey. One of the best things about digital marketing is that like web development it is very easy to get into and isn’t a field like Artificial Intelligence that requires a background knowledge. So check out these courses and start learning today. Do let us know why you are interested in this particular subject. Are you looking for a job or just want to enhance your business. Drop your thoughts in the comment section below.

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How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

In the backdrop of rampant hacking and ever-mounting data tracking, an additional layer of safeguard for sensitive information against unauthorized access has become indispensable. Of course, nothing can guarantee a full-proof shield against hackers these days. However, it always pays to have some extra cushion under the hood to prevent the unexpected from turning out to be a reality, doesn’t it? So, if the security of your major social accounts has been giving you sleepless nights and you don’t want your personal data to easily fall into wrong hands, make the most of two-factor authentication. If you don’t know where to begin, here is a rundown to help you enable two-factor authentication on your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Set Up Two-Factor Authentication for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Accounts

So, How Does 2FA Work?

For those unfamiliar, 2FA adds an extra layer of shield to your account. Thus, even if someone is able to steal your password, the master key will still be with you. Once you have set up 2FA for your social accounts, the respective app will send you a verification code on your registered number or the authenticator app to verify the login attempt – every single time.

So, if someone wants to break into your account, they must require the access of not only your ID, password but also the registered phone number/authenticator app i.e Google Authenticator (free for iOS and Android) or the security key depending on whatever verification method you have chosen. To prevent account hacking, today most apps offer two-factor authentication.

And most of them work almost the same way (check out their respective settings > security/privacy). In this guide, we are just going to focus on setting up 2FA for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. That all being said, let’s get started!

Turn on Two-Factor Authentication for Facebook

On iOS and Android Device

Note: Steps are almost the same for both iOS and Android. So, you shouldn’t have any problem going through them regardless of which side of the stream you belong to.

1. On your mobile device, open Facebook > tap on the More button (three horizontal lines) and then head into the Settings.

Go to Facebook Settings on your mobile device

2. Under the Security section, tap on Security and login option.

Tap on Security and login

3. Now, tap on Use two-factor authentication and hit Get Started on the next screen.

Click on Get Started

4. Then, choose a preferred security method and tap on Continue. Next up, follow the instructions to set the two-factor authentication for your Facebook account.

Tap on Continue

On Web

1. Open a web browser on your computer and head over to facebook.com. After that, sign in to your account and click on the tiny downward arrow at the top right corner of the screen. Then, choose Settings in the menu.

Go to Facebook Settings on the web

2. Under the General section in the sidebar, click on Security and login.

Click on Security and login

3. Next, click on Use Two-Factor authentication.

Use Two-Factor authentication

4. Next up, click on Get Started and then follow the instructions to set up two-factor authentication for Facebook.

Click on Get Started

If you like this tip check out our in-depth article on other cool Facebook tricks and tips that can help you use Facebook in a useful and fun way.

Set Up Two-Factor Authentication for Instagram

On iOS and Android Device

1. Open the Instagram app on your mobile device > tap on the profile tab and then head into the Settings.

Go to Instagram Settings

2. Now, tap on Security and choose the Two-factor authentication option.

tap on Security and choose the Two-factor authentication option. 

3. Next, tap on the Get Started and then choose your desired security method as per your convenience. After that, follow the instruction to enable the two-factor authentication for your Instagram account.

tap on the Get Started and then choose your desired security method

On Web

1. Open a web browser on your device and head over to instagram.com. After that, log in to your account and then click on the profile tab at the top right corner of the screen.

Go to Instagram and click on your profile tab at the top right corner

2. Now, click on the Settings icon located near your profile picture.

Tap on the Settings icon in Instagram

3. A menu will pop up on the screen with multiple options, choose Privacy and Security.

Choose Privacy and Security

4. Next, scroll down a bit and click on Edit Two-Factor Authentication Setting.

scroll down a bit and click on Edit Two-Factor Authentication Setting. 

5. Finally, select your preferred security method and then follow the instructions to add the extra layer of safeguard to your Instagram account.

select your preferred security method like text or authenticator app

Check out other cool Instagram tricks to enhance your Instagram experience by clicking on the link.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication for Twitter

On iOS and Android Device

1. Open the Twitter app on your mobile device and then tap on your profile photo.

Tap on your profile photo

2. Now, tap on Settings and privacy.

tap on Settings and privacy. 

3. Next, tap on Account and choose Security.

Next, tap on Account and choose Security. 

4. Next up, tap on Two-factor authentication. Now, select your preferred authentication option and then follow the instructions to add an additional shield to your data.

Next up, tap on Two-factor authentication. Now, select your preferred authentication option

Note: As of now, you can’t use a security key to authenticate your Twitter app. Do note that it doesn’t work on the web either.

On Web

1. Open a web browser on your computer and go to twitter.com. Then, sign in to your account, if you aren’t already. After that, click on the More button (…) in the sidebar.

Note: You can follow the same steps for Twitter’s desktop app to enable 2FA.

click on the More button (...) in the sidebar.

2. Now, choose Settings and privacy.

choose Settings and privacy. 

3. Under the Account section, click on Security.

Under the Account section, click on Security. 

4. Next up, click on Two-factor authentication.

click on Two-factor authentication.

5. Finally, choose the medium through which you want to receive the verification code and then follow the instructions to set up the two-factor authentication for your Twitter account.

choose the medium through which you want to receive the verification

Do check out our article on best Twitter tips and tricks. It mentions many nifty tips that can help you get the most out of Twitter.

Safeguard Your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Accounts with Two-Factor Authentication…

So, that’s the right way to shield your Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts using 2FA. When the risk is always lingering around, it’s always better to stay guarded against the untoward incidents. As we are talking about improving the security of our personal information, you might want to have a look at the best password managers and VPN apps to further boost the safeguard your data. Finally, share your thoughts on online security and privacy in the comments section below.

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The Best iPhone Emulators for Windows and Mac

Emulators have lately risen to popularity mainly because users want to play mobile games on their Mac or PC. While there are a couple of great Android emulators available, we hardly find an iPhone emulator in sight. The reason can ve Apple’s walled garden ecosystem. Nevertheless, in this article, I will take you through the nitty-gritty of Apple ecosystem and find what are the best iPhone emulators available now. We have mentioned iPhone emulators for both Windows and macOS operating systems. With that being said, let’s go ahead and learn more about iOS emulators.

Best iPhone Emulators

Before, we begin, let me clarify some crucial points regarding iPhone emulators. To put it straight, there are no Android like iPhone Emulators available either for Windows or macOS. The primary reason is that iOS is not open-source like Android, so developers can’t build a fork of iOS without the primary source code. Secondly, there are certainly a few ways to emulate iOS, but those are hardly emulators and mostly tools for developers to test their apps. You won’t be able to play games as you can do on Bluestacks and other such emulators. Nevertheless, I have tried my hands on a few tools and see if they are up to the task of iOS emulation. So without further delay, here we go.

1. Appetize.io

Appetize.io is the best way to emulate iOS apps on a number of iPhone models. It’s a tool developers use to test how their app behaves on different models of iPhone. But unlike native application, it runs in a web browser so you can use it on Windows, macOS, Linux and so on. In strictest terms, it’s not an emulator, but a simulator where you can replicate the app and operate it to test its stability. Other than that, you will need to create an app package either with Xcode or Xamarin so that you can upload it on Appetize.io. As we can see, it’s purely a developer tool and not meant for the masses. So if you want to test and develop apps, Appetize.io is a great option. Another similar option you can try is BrowserStack.

1. Appetize.io: Best iPhone Emulators

2. Xcode

Xcode is another option that is very close to an iPhone emulator but only for testing and development purposes. It’s an IDE (integrated development environment), created by Apple where developers can code their app and check the compatibility on a generation of iPhones from iPhone 4S to 11 Pro. However, the Xcode application is only available on macOS so keep that in mind. To sum up, if you are into programming, you will have to take a deep dive into Xcode to emulate iPhone apps. There is no other way out.

2. Xcode

Check Out Xcode

3. Xamarin

If you want to emulate iPhone apps on Windows PC then Xamarin is the tool you need. It’s part of the Microsoft Visual Studio, hence this one is also a developer tool. Similar to Xcode, you can code your own app and test their backward compatibility on a host of iPhones. It also lets you test the app behavior using rotation, ARkit, Siri Shortcuts and more. However, it’s not free and you will have to pay $99 per month to get the Xamarin plugin on Visual Studio. Nevertheless, if you are a developer, this is the best way you can develop iPhone apps on a Windows computer.

3. Xamarin

Check Out Xamarin

Will We Ever Get an Actual iPhone Emulator?

The short answer to that question is no. Apple has no incentive in making its prized operating system open source so you are never going to get it officially, at least. However, last year some parts of iOS source code were leaked on GitHub, following that Apple ordered to remove the said part from GitHub’s repository. However, some developers took advantage of the leaked source code and created an iPhone virtualization system that almost operated like an iPhone emulator. One of those companies is Corellium, which after releasing its beta, got sued by Apple and since then the product has been on hold. So the bottom line is, it’s very unlikely that you will get a full-fledged emulator for iPhone. In that case, just buy an iPhone and be done with it.

Best iPhone Emulators For You

So that was our take on the best iPhone emulators available right now. One thing is clear that there are no tools available for general consumers. If you are a developer, you can definitely emulate apps, but that’s also limited for testing purposes only. Anyway, that is all from us. If you found the article informative, do comment down below and let us know your opinion on this subject.

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pCloud Black Friday Offer: 75% Discount on Lifetime Plans

pCloud is one of my favorite cloud storage providers. I use it daily to back up my files. Those files are not only safe but also accessible from any device. Getting an online backup of your files is of utmost importance if you don’t want to lose them. I still remember the day when my laptop’s hard drive failed and I lost all my data (including work files and personal photos). Since then I have made sure to create an online backup of all my files. And I use pCloud as my online backup and file storing solution. I am telling you all this because for a limited period, pCloud is offering 75% discount on its lifetime plans. It makes pCloud the default choice for anyone who is looking for an affordable cloud storage provider.

If you have not heard of pCloud, make sure to read our review of the service. In the review, we have explained why we love pCloud so much along with its feature set. My favorite feature of pCloud is its ability to create a virtual disk on the computer. The disk acts as a gateway to pCloud’s cloud platform. Want to upload a file to pCloud? Just save the file in pCloud virtual drive and it will be automatically uploaded. The file is removed from your device that results in free storage. And Still the file is readily available to use as it takes seconds to get the file offline, thanks to pCloud’s unparalleled download and upload speeds.

pCLoud drive App

Another important feature of pCloud is the block-level synchronization which ensures that only the changes that you make to a file are uploaded. This reduces backup time and saves you data as the service is not uploading the entire file every time you make a small update or change. Other features of pCloud include exceptional file management, powerful and fast search, file sharing, file versioning, TLS/SSL encryption, password protection, the ability to create encrypted and non-encrypted folders in the same account, and more.

pCLoud onlihe

As I said, pCloud is offering a tremendous Black Friday deal for our readers. If you buy the service using our links, you will get a 75% discount on all of their lifetime plans. So, whether you want to get the 500 GB Lifetime storage plan, 2TB Lifetime storage plan, 2TB Family Plan (free lifetime encryption included), or the pCloud Encryption for a Lifetime plan, you can get a 75% discount. Not only that, but they are also offering a fun Scratch Card game, where if you are lucky, you can win even more goodies.

pCLoud Scratch

Even if you don’t win anything in the scratch card, the standard 75% discount on lifetime plans are great. For comparison, most other cloud storage providers charge a hefty monthly subscription price. pCloud takes away the pain of subscription pricing by giving you lifetime access to their cloud storage service with just one payment. Normally, pCloud’s lifetime plan costs $480 and $980 for 500 GB and 2 TB of data respectively. However, if you buy it with our link right now, you can get a lifetime 500 GB storage account for just $122.5 while the 2 TB storage plan will cost only $245. Note that the deal will end on 1st December, 2019. So, be sure to get it before the deals expires.

pCloud Black Friday Discount

So, save yourself from experiencing a disk failure that wipes out your important files. Store them in the cloud now with pCloud’s exceptional Black Friday deal.

Get the pCloud Deal

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10 Best Online Web Development Courses (Free and Paid)

Web Development has become one of the most lucrative professions. It comes with many perks like higher salaries, flexible working hours, and a multitude of freelancing opportunities. Another great thing about web development is that unlike courses on topics like Artificial intelligence, you can get started on web development without needing any prior coding experience. Thanks to a plethora of online web development courses, you can easily get started today. Still, if you are just starting, you might find finding the right course a difficult task. To make things easier for you, we have curated a list of the 10 best online web development courses that you can take. We have mentioned both free and paid courses so you can start despite a budget constraint. So, without any further delay, let’s get into our list, shall we?

Best Free and Paid Web Development Courses in 2019

1. The Web Developer Bootcamp

The Web Developer Bootcamp is one of the best online web development courses that you can take in 2019. It not only covers the basics of web development but also takes you through multiple real-life problems so that you can start your career as a web developer as soon as you finish the course. The course covers various languages that are used in web development including HTML, CSS, Node, JS, and more.

The-Web-Developer-Bootcamp

When it comes to course structure, you are getting 46.5 hours of on-demand video along with 79 articles, and 86 downloadable resources. The best part is that you don’t need any prior development or coding experience. All you need is a laptop with an internet connection and a willingness to learn. Once you are through this course you will be creating your webpages, web-based games, blog application, and more. If you are just starting and want to make a career in web development, this is the course you should take.

Course Rating: 4.6 (Rated by 142,058 students)

Difficulty level: Beginner

Buy Course on Udemy: Starting at $9.99

2. The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0

The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0 is yet another beginner-friendly web development course that you can take to become a professional web developer. A good thing about this course is that you will learn using practical work. Throughout the course, you will be building 25 websites and mobile apps using HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, Python, MySQL & more. This will teach you not only the theory behind web development but will also give you practical experience.

The-Complete-Web-Developer-Course-2.0

There are in total of 308 lectures in the course with a run time of 30.5 hours. There are 145 written articles that work in tandem with the video course to give you complete knowledge of the subject. Like “The Web Developer Bootcamp” course mentioned on this list, this course is also available on Udemy. That means there’s no subscription pricing. You can buy it once and have lifetime access.

Course Rating: 4.5 (Rated by 52,692 students)

Difficulty level: Beginner

Buy Course on Udemy: Starting at $9.99

3. The Complete Web Developer in 2020: Zero to Mastery

Another great course on web development is the ” Complete Web Developer in 2020″ on Udemy. The course focuses on making you a skilled web developer so you can apply for jobs as a Web Developer, Software Developer, Front End Developer, Javascript Developer, and Full Stack Developer. Consisting of 34 hours of on-demand videos and 121 articles, the course covers all the major web development languages including HTML, CSS, Javascript, React, Node.js, Machine Learning, and more.

The-Complete-Web-Developer-in-2020-Zero-to-Mastery

Apart from giving you theory, the course also takes you through some practical projects so you can apply your knowledge. You will build 10+ web development projects and learn to write clean, performant, and bug-free code. If you are not looking for a full-time job, then this course can help you land freelancing work so you can earn on the side. While the course starts at the basics, it covers some pretty advanced topics also, such as Express, SQL, and PostgreSQL, advanced JavaScript, creating full-stack websites, and more. As far as online courses on web development go, this is one of the best ones that you can take.

Course Rating: 4.7 (Rated by 26,479 students)

Difficulty level: Beginner

Buy Course on Udemy: Starting at $9.99

4. The Complete 2019 Web Development Bootcamp

It seems as if Udemy has become the best place to learn web development as there are myriad of high-rated courses here which are rated by tens of thousands of students. Another one of those courses is the “Complete 2019 Web Development Bootcamp” which brings 43 hours of on-demand videos along with 82 written articles to help you master web development. Once you are through this course you will be able to build any website that you want. You will be able to take freelancing projects and build your portfolio of websites that will help you land a full-time job as a web developer. That is if that’s what you want.

The-Complete-2019-Web-Development-BootcampThe course focuses on the basics of web development and then moves onto the latest frameworks and technologies, including Bootstrap 4, MongoDB, NodeJS, Express, and more. It heavily focuses on HTML and CSS development and takes you from a novice to a master. Like other courses on web development mentioned on this list, the only thing that you need to start is a computer with an internet connection. You will get a step-by-step guide for installing the required software and setting up your web development environment. The course uses Atom, which is one of the best text editors on the market and is also free to use. That means, once you buy this course, you don’t need to spend any money on extra software to keep learning. Overall, this is one of the best web development courses online and you should check it out.

Course Rating: 4.7 (Rated by 24,833 students)

Difficulty level: Beginner

Buy Course on Udemy: Starting at $9.99

5. Computer programming on Khan Academy

If you have never heard of Khan Academy, understand that it’s one of the best places on the internet to get free video courses on a myriad of courses covering subjects such as programming, humanities, mathematics, science, and more. If you don’t have money to spend on a web development course and are looking for a free and good class, this is the one to take. One of the best things about this course is that it starts with the basics of programming and then moves onto web development. This gives you a robust base for programming and makes sure that you can switch streams later in your development journey.

5. Computer programming on Khan Academy

The course is very well structured into topics and lectures. All the lectures are on video and you get a quiz at the end of every lecture so you can gauge your progress. The course starts with an introduction to the basics of programming and then moves onto more advanced topics including web development, SQL, Advanced JS, and more. The course also has a separate section dedicated to introducing you with professional programmers and web developers so you can understand what you want to do. Even though this course is free, it is one of the best courses on web development and general programming that you can take.

Course Rating: No ratings are available

Difficulty level: Beginner

Enroll on Khan Academy: Free

6. Learn Web Development by Mozilla

While most students prefer video lectures, there are some people out there who prefer text-based resources. If you are one of them, then the “Learn web development by Mozilla” is the course for you. First of all, the course is free to study so you can start without spending a penny. Secondly, it’s developed by Mozilla that is considered a pioneer in web technology. So, you know you are getting a good course here. The best part about this study material on web development from Mozilla is that it is continually updated with all the latest updates so you are are not learning something obsolete.

6. Learn Web Development by Mozilla

Despite being a web-based resource for learning web development, the course is structured like a renowned textbook so students will not have any problem in following the structure. Another good thing about this course is that you can decide where you want to start the journey. If you are a complete beginner you will start at a different place than someone who already has basic knowledge of web development. Also, you can skip around the course to follow your learning style. This makes it very versatile and I know many students prefer this kind of learning approach. It is worth checking out.

Course Rating: No ratings are available

Difficulty level: Beginner to Intermediate

Enroll on Mozilla: Free

7. Front-End Web Developer by W3C

The World Wide Web Consortium or W3C is an international community that develops web standards. They develop relevant protocols and guidelines to lead the web to its full potential. So, if there’s a course on web development from W3C, you know it’s going to be exceptional. Well, you can take this course on Edx for free. You only need to pay if you want a certificate. For students who are just looking to enhance their web development skills, this is a great free resource. The curriculum is divided over five skill-building courses focusing on learning and implementation of CSS, HTML5, and JavaScript.

7. Front-End Web Developer by W3C

The program is self-paced so you can complete it at your leisure. It should take you between 2-4 months or 139-191 hours of effort to complete. The program is guided and gives you step-by-step classes on how to use all client-side Web development techniques to create and innovate on the web. All the five courses also come interactive examples so you are not just focusing on theory but actively practicing to code in the right way. Finally, if you are looking for a job in web development, you can buy the certificate after completing the course which will help you in your job hunting efforts.

Course Rating: No ratings are available

Difficulty level: Beginner to Intermediate

Enroll on Edx: (Free, $499.50 for certificate )

8. Boost Personal Branding by Coding Your Own Website

All of the above courses focus on teaching web development from a long-term career perspective. That means they are in-depth and require intensive time and effort to complete. But what if you are looking for something simpler and basic. What if you just want to work on your own website and don’t intend on pursuing web development as a professional career. Well, if that’s you then this is the course for you. The “Boost Personal Branding by Coding Your Own Website” on Skillshare focuses only on teaching you the basics of HTML and CSS to help you create your own website.

8. Boost Personal Branding by Coding Your Own Website

Once you have taken this course, you will be able to build your website in no time. This is great for individual entrepreneurs as they won’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on professional web developers. It will also help you manage and make changes to your website whenever you want. I want to reiterate that this course is not for anyone who wants to become a full-time professional web developer. It’s targeted at business owners, bloggers, designers, and everybody else who wants to have fun while coding and create a beautiful website in the process.

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Difficulty level: Beginner

Get it on Skillshare: $15/month or $99/year, Free for the first 2 months

9. Become a Web Developer on Code Academy

Code Academy is one of the best places on the internet to start your programming journey. Their course on web development is second to none and you should try it out. The course promises to take you from a no-coding experience novice to a programmer who is eligible for junior web development jobs. A good thing about this course is that it focuses on both front-end and back-end development. You start with the simpler front-end development by learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Then you move onto learning back-end development and API creation so you can become a full-stack developer.

9. Become a Web Developer on Code Academy

In the course, you will not only learn to create the landing pages or website but also build the back-end of a web application and even create APIs. The course also includes challenging projects which you can include in your portfolio. This will help you when you are hunting for jobs. There are 14 modules in the course, and by the end of the 14th module, you will have in-depth knowledge of web development and have a clear idea about your career path. This course is focused on users who want to get a job in web development. If your aim is the same, check it out.

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Difficulty level: Beginner to Intermediate

Enroll on Code Academy: Free, Join Pro at $19.99/month to get personalized learning plan, doubt clearing sessions, and more

10. Learn Web Development on freecodecamp

freecodecamp.org is one of the best places to learn to code while helping NGOs and other social organizations in the world. Here, you will learn to code by building projects. You will also earn certifications for projects that you build which you can use later when hunting for jobs. The website has hundreds of video lectures, notes, and written documents that you can use to learn web development. It also has a big and helpful community that is always there to clear your doubts and help you progress through the course. You will start by learning the basics of programming and web development and then move onto advanced topics such as responsive web design, Javascript algorithms, Front-End Libraries, API, and more. The best part is that all this is available for free so you have no excuse to not take this course.

10. Learn Web Development on freecodecamp

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Difficulty level: Beginner to Intermediate

Enroll on freecodecamp: Free

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Learn Web Development with These Awesome Courses

So, those are the 10 best Web Development online courses that you can take to jump-start your career. I have included both free and paid web development courses so you can start without having any budgeting issues. Also, no prior coding experience is required before starting any of these courses so you don’t have any excuse not to start learning today. So, check these courses and let us know which one you chose to take the first step of becoming a web developer.

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