Tag Archive: Comparison


The ultimate streaming hardware comparison guide

Fire TV. Roku. Apple TV. Android TV. Each has its merits. Each has its problems. We put the best of the best boxes against each other.

There is a lot of hardware out there when it comes to streaming live video. So much so, that it’s understandable if you’re a prospective cord-cutter and you’re feeling a little overwhelmed. That’s where we come in.

You really can boil the hardware situation down to four major platforms. There’s  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield TV vs. Apple TV 4K: The CordCutters.com comparison

Best of the best: Apple TV 4K goes up against NVIDIA Shield TV at CordCutters.com.

Wherein the two best streaming video boxes you can buy go head to head.

One of the biggest questions folks have before cutting the cord and moving to an all-streaming video solution is hardware. Not just about which box is the best to buy, but why you should buy one over the other. And if you ask us, we’ll  [Read More…]

OnePlus 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S9+ camera comparison: Closer than you’d think

Does an extra $ 300 buy you a much better camera?

We’ve already compared the OnePlus 6 to the Galaxy S9+ in general, and found the OnePlus 6 to be a formidable opponent to Samsung’s latest despite a $ 300 difference in price. But with the history of OnePlus phones having mediocre cameras and Samsung phones having great cameras, it’s a good idea to hone in on photography in particular.

OnePlus made a huge leap in camera  [Read More…]

Android P gestures vs. iPhone X: A swiping comparison

Google will probably be accused of copying Apple, but this is the right way forward.

There’s been a lot of speculation surrounding the shift from the standard three button navigation we’ve had in Android since the ICS days to a gesture-based system. As hardware manufacturers lose the bezels and fingerprint sensors leave the front, this navigation mechanism costs you what could otherwise be valuable screen real estate.

Google didn’t come to this conclusion first, as we all know  [Read More…]

Moto G6 Plus vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Spec comparison

Here’s an early look at how the Moto G6 Plus compares to Xiaomi’s budget behemoth.

Xiaomi extended its lead in the budget segment with the launch of the Redmi Note 5 Pro earlier this year, which demonstrated the brand’s ability to offer incredible value for money. Featuring a Snapdragon 636, up to 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, overhauled cameras, and a 4000mAh battery, there really isn’t much wrong with the device.

Motorola will be looking to  [Read More…]

Honor View 10 vs. OnePlus 5T camera comparison: Budget flagship battle

Which phone makes better use of its dual cameras?

There are two phones that come to mind when shopping with a $ 500 budget: the Honor View 10 and the OnePlus 5T. Both phones boast impressive build quality with powerful specs inside, offer great features like face unlock, and ship with Android 8 Oreo. They also both benefit from dual camera arrays that help them take some pretty impressive photos.

The biggest difference is in how each  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs. Google Pixel 2: Camera comparison

Two leading phones, two of the best camera experiences available today.

We’ve compared the broad strokes of how Samsung and Google take very different approaches to making a top-end smartphone. The processes are different, but the end results are very similar: both phones do a whole lot really well, and are worthy leaders in the Android world.

That same thought process follows in their cameras, and there’s no surprise that when you talk about taking great photos with a  [Read More…]

Nest Thermostat Gen 1 through Gen 3 and Nest E: Comparison and main differences

See what changed from the first Nest to the current model.

Nest is a company that’s been around a while and since the debut in 2011, there have been three generations of hardware. Because a thermostat is something we tend to keep once we buy one there are plenty of older generation units in use and for sale used. While the changes between them aren’t as drastic as what we would see in a smartphone, there are  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8 camera comparison: Playing catch-up

No matter what we pay for phones, we always want a great camera.

OnePlus has consistently nailed the core experience of a high-end smartphone, over-achieving its price in so many ways. But one area where it felt more native to its price point was the camera — but the OnePlus 5 is designed to change that. Even though it is notably less expensive than the flagship competition, the OnePlus 5 will constantly be compared to the top-end  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 vs. OnePlus 3T vs. OnePlus 3: Spec comparison

A year of OnePlus phones at a glance.

In the past 12 months, OnePlus has announced, promoted, launched, released, and discontinued two flagship smartphones. The OnePlus 3 and 3T each lasted just 6 months on store shelves — which speaks not to any lack of quality but to the reality of OnePlus’s fast-moving product refresh cycle.

So here we are with the OnePlus 5, the new hotness from OnePlus that takes the core experience of the 3T  [Read More…]