Tag Archive: Buying


How I find the best smartphones for me (or anyone else buying one)

Get a smartphone that you’re almost guaranteed to love.

It’s spring! While we’re gearing up to enjoy the coming warmth, sunshine, and fresh flowers, many smartphone makers are preparing the new wonderful devices they want you to spend your money on.

I like to call it upgrade season. There are two of those, actually, with the other coming right around autumn when the inventory-clearing holiday sales urge more people to spend money.

It’s not enough to simply  [Read More…]

Coolpad Dyno Review: The only kids smartwatch worth buying

Peace of mind without the worst parts of the Internet? I’ll take two.

My son has finally reached that age where not every school field trip fits into the normal school day. I drop him off a little earlier than the day normally starts, and he’s not back until late that night. That last part can be a little stressful, because traffic can cause significant delays and being stuck in a parking lot with other nervous parents  [Read More…]

Don’t underestimate the value of buying last year’s smartphones

Just because it’s new doesn’t mean the old stuff is worthless.

There is a significant downside to the innovation we enjoy today: it’s just far too expensive. Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and more have been spending billions each year to figure out how to make the stuff we like work the way we like them to work. And we know that they’re doing a good job because they continue to make significant returns on those investments.

But those  [Read More…]

Instead of buying an Eero mesh router, check out these six alternatives

Eero is one of the biggest names when it comes to consumer mesh routers. The company’s routers are easy to set-up, connect, and maintain, but Eeero is far from the only brand in this space. If you’re looking for an alternative to the Eero craze, these are your best bets.

So easy to use Google Wifi

In addition to its Pixel phones and Home smart speakers, Google also makes a mesh router system called Google Wifi! Available in  [Read More…]

Amazon is buying popular mesh Wi-Fi company Eero

It’s currently unclear how much Amazon’s paying for Eero.

Mesh Wi-Fi networks are essential if you want good wireless coverage in a larger home/apartment, and while the market for these routers is huge, Eero has managed to stick out as one of the best options out there. As of February 11, 2019, it’s confirmed that Amazon is buying the company.

In a press release issued by Amazon, Senior Vice President of Amazon Devices and Services, Dave Limp,  [Read More…]

Is the NVIDIA Shield TV Pro still worth buying in 2019?

Best answer: Not exactly. NVIDIA winded down production of the 500GB Shield TV Pro in 2018. It’s no longer available from retailers such as Amazon or Best Buy but still appears to be for sale direct from NVIDIA’s website for $ 299 (linked below). Alternatively, you can find consoles on eBay selling for as high as $ 500 but please do not spend that much on an NVIDIA Shield TV Pro. Your best bet at this point  [Read More…]

Is it still worth buying the NVIDIA Shield TV in 2019?

Best answer: The NVIDIA Shield TV is still the best Android TV box you can buy in 2019. NVIDIA has done a great job offering software updates that continually make the Shield TV better than before, and the 16GB is a great option for any habitual streamer. So yes, it’s absolutely your best bet for an Android TV box in 2019.

Amazon: NVIDIA Shield TV Smart Home Edition ($ 189) Amazon: NVIDIA Shield TV Smart Gaming Edition  [Read More…]

What new Samsung phone do you plan on buying in 2019?

So many to choose from.

2019 has officially arrived, and with a new year comes new resolutions, goals, and — of course — tech. Throughout the year, one company you’ll want to really keep an eye on is Samsung.

In regards to its flagship phone releases for the year, we’re expecting to see the Galaxy S10, S10 Lite, S10 Plus, a special 5G version of the S10, the Galaxy Note 10, and Samsung’s foldable “Galaxy X” phone.

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AndroidGuys Holiday Buying Guide 2018

The holidays are fast approaching and we’re running out of time to get gifts for those we love. Sure, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are passed, but that doesn’t mean that we’re out of luck. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best products that have passed through our doors here at AndroidGuys as a list of things you should consider for this holiday season.

Smartphones and Accessories

Smartphones are generally our favorite gadget. Here’s our pick  [Read More…]

Regret buying an app? Here are your options

Have you ever purchased an app from the Google Play Store only to find yourself hating it just moments after you’ve open it? Well, the good news is that you can get a refund rather easily. But you need to act fast.

Below you’ll find the steps you need to take in order to get a refund on a purchase from Google Play.

The quick way to get a refund

If you tested the app immediately after you’ve downloaded it  [Read More…]