Tag Archive: Brilliant

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is a unique and brilliant smartphone

Xiaomi has finally arrived in the UK, and the Mi 8 Pro makes an immediate splash.

Xiaomi has elevated itself to one of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers without any real presence in the west. The Chinese company has still been able to build a passionate fanbase throughout regions such as Europe, even without official availability in many locations.

Xiaomi has recently made its official arrival into the UK market with a range of products, including  [Read More…]

Alpine Halo9 review: Android Auto and CarPlay are big and brilliant

The Alpine iLX-F309 Halo9 has a floating 9-inch display but only needs a single-DIN space in your dash. It’s about $ 899 at Amazon.

This may well be the best way for just about anyone to get Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

If you want to experience Android Auto — that is, if you want to experience Android Auto the right way — you’re going to need to do it on a touchscreen. Sure, you can get  [Read More…]

Google’s RCS ‘Chat’ plans are actually kind of brilliant

Improving a standard is way, way better than creating a walled garden. Every time.

Did you hear? Google is releasing yet another unified messaging app at I/O this year, and they’re sunsetting the Allo app they announced last year! How crazy is that?! Does anyone a that company have any clue what they are doing?!?!1!ONE?!!

Lets all take a deep breath for a moment and catch up.

Thanks to some absolutely stellar reporting from The Verge, we  [Read More…]

Mujjo’s Leather Case for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is brilliant (review)

One of the best parts about owning an Apple iPhone is the third-party accessory market. A lot of people skip over Apple’s own accessories and grab a case off Amazon or from Best Buy, but when they do that, they’re missing out on what I consider the best case on the market, the Apple Leather […]

The “brilliant” HTC U (Ocean) flagship is coming May 16

We already knew that HTC was hard at work on its next-generation flagship, which will supposedly take advantage of the new Snapdragon 835 chipset. And now we can tell you when to expect the phone. HTC revealed on Twitter the phone is headed for a May 16 launch. The company invites fans to “Squeeze in […]

T-Mobile has a brilliant plan to stay ahead of Verizon’s LTE network

T-Mobile has a plan to keep its LTE speed crown, and it involves Wi-Fi (sort of).

During its fourth quarter earnings call this week, T-Mobile’s CTO Neville Ray brought up something that the company has been working on since 2015: LTA-U, which stands for Unlicensed.

Though T-Mobile is ostensibly tied with Verizon for best network in the U.S., beating it in speed in many markets while trailing in overall coverage, it said that it has no intentions  [Read More…]

Huawei P9 Second Opinion: A well-rounded smartphone with a brilliant camera

The quick take

The latest flagship smartphone from Huawei, the P9, has a lot of things going for it in tandem to offer a great Android smartphone experience, along with arguably the best mobile photography credibility a smartphone has offered yet.

The Good Brilliant camera Excellent fingerprint sensor Good display Elegant design and build quality The Bad Not cheap EMUI is overwhelming Occasional lags Single SIM only

Huawei P9 Full Review

Huawei does a  [Read More…]

The LG G5 spare battery coffin is a brilliant little charger

This is what you can get for free in the U.S. if you get an LG G5 by April 30.

One of the more important features of the LG G5 is the battery. Specifically that it’s removable. And because you can swap in a spare battery whenever you feel like it, it makes sense to have an extra on on hand. To that end, LG is giving a good many folks who ordered early a free  [Read More…]

EasyAcc 2nd. Gen Brilliant Power Bank (review)

With a 4.5 star rating on Amazon.com from almost 4k reviewers, I didn’t have much doubt that the EasyAcc 2nd generation power bank would let me down when I had the opportunity to review it. I love to review these portable power banks. There are still many people who don’t know what they are and once they find out about them, they are life savers. I have many friends and family who are constantly running low on battery and wait  [Read More…]

HTC’s ‘Hold the Crown’ rap is anything but quiet, but is it brilliant?

Dancing M8 vs. Left Shark. Someone needs to make this happen.