Tag Archive: decent


Roborock S5 review: An amazing vacuum that doubles as a decent mop

My adventures with robotic vacuums aren’t many — my first was a no-name straight from China that wasn’t by any means smart. My kids named him Herbie (not sure why) and we would summon him by pressing the lone top button and he’d spin and swirl around the house in no specific pattern, doing a decent job of clean up rogue Cheerios and cat hair. Don’t get me wrong, I thought Herbie was awesome, especially since I no  [Read More…]

6GB Galaxy S8+ gets a decent price cut in India ahead of Note 8 launch

Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is now available in India for ₹65,900 ($ 1,030).

With the Note 8 on the horizon, Samsung is slashing the price of the Galaxy S8+ variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The model initially launched back in June for ₹74,900 ($ 1,170)](https://www.androidcentral.com/galaxy-s8-6gb-ram-and-128gb-storage-goes-sale-india), and has picked up a price cut last month, bringing its cost down to ₹70,900 ($ 1,108). Samsung is now selling the phone for ₹65,900 ($ 1,030)  [Read More…]

A decent Pixel XL leather case — with a fatal flaw

It looks good. It feels good. It’s got a handy little pocket. But this leather case from Mugen also has a fatal flaw.

A quality leather case for a Pixel phone can be a little hard to come by. I spent a good long while with this one on mine, but it’s starting to show signs of age. (Hey, you get what you pay for, right?) So it’s time for something new.

I snagged this leather deal  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi 4A hands-on: A decent phone at an unbeatable price

The Redmi 4A solidifies Xiaomi’s place in India’s budget segment.

Xiaomi is sailing high in India — the company’s Redmi Note 4 sold a million units in just 45 days, and the entry-level Redmi 3S is faring remarkably well in the country. Coupled with the immense success of the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi is well on its way to continuing its dominance in the online segment.

The company is far from resting on its laurels, as evidenced  [Read More…]

Alcatel could’ve made a decent mid-tier phone, instead we got an LED back

Moto has their Moto Mods. Alcatel has the A5 and LEDs.

Have you ever wished you could see what notification just came into your phone, but it was face down on the table? First off, shame on you for putting your phone face down. But also, maybe, just maybe, the LED back option for the Alcatel A5 is for you. But probably not.

Let’s start with the phone itself. The A5 is Alcatel’s new mid-range phone, replacing  [Read More…]

ZUS USB-C cable review: A decent right-angle cable that should’ve gone further

There are lots of USB-C cables on the market. This one is a little bit different.

With more Type-C Android phones being released all the time, a lot of folks will be stocking up on spare cables. This last month, ZUS has been making a lot of noise about a new unique series of cables, with a successful Indiegogo having concluded on Monday. Their cable is reinforced and protected with Kevlar, but that’s not the only  [Read More…]

Inateck MercuryBox: A decent Bluetooth speaker for a decent price

I love music, but I’m an audiophile with wine tastes on a beer budget. I’m always on the look out for audio equipment that provides a good value. When I ordered the Inateck MercuryBox I had high hopes. Read on to see how it stacks up.

Inateck MercuryBox overview

The first thing that I noticed about this speaker was the quality of the packaging. I felt that it was something that I would expect to see from a much more expensive  [Read More…]

Microsoft is surprisingly close to making a decent Android phone

A Microsoft-based Android phone may not be for everyone, but it seems more than likely we’ll see one soon.

Anytime you see the words Microsoft and Android in the same sentence suggesting a new products, fans will come out of the woodwork to remind everyone of that dark time four years ago when Verizon forced Bing on a bunch of phones. In the minds of these users, the event was followed by a grand angry rebellion  [Read More…]

Sony E5663 specs leak appear online and they seem pretty decent

The Sony E5663 may not be new as far as the model number goes, since we’ve heard about it before, but the latest leak has confirmed the specs of the device and it looks pretty good.

According to new information obtained from some recent benchmarks of the device, the Sony E5663 will have a 4.6-inch (1080 x 1920) display, a 1.9-GHz processor, 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.

Sony-E5663_Geekbench

The benchmarks also  [Read More…]

LG Spectrum review – Verizon gets another decent second-gen LTE phone

LG Spectrum Review

Our LG Spectrum review comes at an interesting time for both the smartphone manufacturer as well the carrier on which it resides, Verizon. On one hand you have LG, which has brought us some excellent high-end Android smartphones as well as a surprising low-ender in the Optimus line. And then you have Verizon, whose 4G LTE network is starting to mature at the ripe old age of 1 but at the  [Read More…]