Tag Archive: Alternatives


Best SMS alternatives for Android Messages

The Android Messages app from Google is a great resource to stay in touch with all the folks you care about via SMS. However, it may not be for everyone. Maybe you don’t care for the new Material Theme. Or you just want to venture out and try new things. Either way, we’ve put together a short list of SMS apps that might be worth an install.

Pulse

[Read More…]

The best Pixel Stand alternatives

Google recently introduced a slew of new products including the brand new Pixel Stand. The Pixel Stand is a premium fast wireless charging stand that turns your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL into a Google Home Hub. It’ll give you calendar notifications, photo slideshows and more.

But at its heart, the Pixel Stand is a wireless charger. And like almost every other wireless charger on the market, it supports the Qi standard. There’s nothing revolutionary about the hardware in  [Read More…]

6 best alternatives to the Jaybird X4

The Jaybird X4 offers a modest upgrade from its predecessor, but if you’re in the market for workout earbuds, there’s no shortage of options available. The truly wireless Jabra Elite Active 65t in particular is a standout choice as it offers great sound quality, a comfortable fit, and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. Here are the best alternatives to the Jaybird X4.

Our pick Jabra Elite Active 65t

The active variant of Jabra’s Elite 65t share the same  [Read More…]

Best alternatives to Amazon Music Unlimited

It’s written right in my bio: if you see me without headphones, run. Through years of heavy usage of music apps and services of all kind, I’ve taken stock of the streaming music services available today. Amazon Music Unlimited is quite the capable music subscription, but if you find yourself wanting something more — or if you’re an Amazon subscriber looking for a replacement for the music locker Amazon is retiring — here are the streaming music subscriptions  [Read More…]

Best Alternatives to the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

If you’re looking for a fitness tracker that doubles as a smartwatch, there are plenty of options other than the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro. In fact, there are probably many better options available to you, some of them for even less. For example, the Fitbit Versa is Fitbit’s latest smartwatch/tracker and features tons of apps and Fitbit’s excellent tracking capabilities.

Our pick

Fitbit Versa

The Fitbit Versa is a great-looking, fitness-focused smartwatch that features all the awesomeness  [Read More…]

LIFX bulbs too pricey? Here are some cheap but smart alternatives

LIFX is one of the biggest brands around when it comes to smart home lighting, offering a wide range of bulbs, strips, and panels to brighten up and color your room. Its selection isn’t perfect, though — the bulbs are pricey, and there aren’t many accessories to control them. If you’re shopping for smart bulbs and don’t want LIFX, there are plenty of other options from brands like Philips Hue and Flux.

Popular pick Philips Hue White and  [Read More…]

These are the best alternatives to the NVIDIA Shield TV

The NVIDIA Shield TV is hands down the best Android TV set-top box you can buy, offering a great mix of features for cord cutters and gamers alike. But all that greatness comes at a fairly high price. If you’re looking to save some money on your next streaming box, we’ve rounded up our picks for the best alternatives to the NVIDIA Shield TV.

A streamlined Android TV experience Xiaomi Mi Box

The Xiaomi Mi Box is the  [Read More…]

5 cheaper alternatives to the Bose QC35

We’ve shown a lot of love for the Bose QC35s here on Android Central, and while we definitely recommend checking them out, we also understand that not everyone is willing to throw down $ 350 on a pair of headphones. If you still want a pair of quality cans but also want to save some cash, these are our five favorite cheaper alternatives!

For the bass lovers Sony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones

The XB950N1 pack a big  [Read More…]

What are some of the best Samsung Galaxy S9 alternatives?

Not sure if you want to buy the Samsung’s latest flagship this year? Check out these worthy Galaxy S9 alternatives instead.

The post What are some of the best Samsung Galaxy S9 alternatives? appeared first on AndroidGuys.

ASUS’ new ZenFone 5 lineup includes two iPhone X alternatives

Your next flagship might come from ASUS. The company just unveiled unveiled a new premium phone called the ZenFone 5Z with a Snapdragon 845 and a Notch design. Prices start at $ 499.

The post ASUS’ new ZenFone 5 lineup includes two iPhone X alternatives appeared first on AndroidGuys.