Tag Archive: impressions


Google Pixel 3 XL first impressions

Ah yes, here we are. It’s October, and that means it’s the time of year where we get to play with the newest phones from Google.

For 2018 we’ve gotten our hands on the Pixel 3 XL, the 6.3-inch flagship with all of Google’s exciting new features. Given we’ve literally only had the phone in our possession all but a couple of days so we are nowhere near ready to provide a review.

On the other hand, we have had  [Read More…]

First Impressions: What does the Sony Xperia XZ3 offer in 2018

Before getting started, it’s important to note that I have never owned or used a Sony smartphone for more than just a few minutes. Those times have been limited to seeing the display units in my local Best Buy and putting around with those for just a few moments before moving on.

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about the Sony Xperia XZ3. This is just our first impressions of the device, as we have  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 review: First impressions

We’d like to thank our friends at GearVita for supplying the device for this review. We’ve placed a link at the end of the review if you’d like to purchase the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 from GearVita.

Generally speaking, if a phone launches a Snapdragon 845 (currently the best mobile processor on the market) 6GB RAM (the gold standard of mobile memory) and most of the must-have amenities of modern smartphones, you’d expect to drop about $ 700 on  [Read More…]

First Impressions: A weekend with the Huawei P20

Huawei isn’t having the best time with US press and governments right now, but that doesn’t affect the quality of their phones. Earlier this year Huawei announced its new flagships, the P20 and P20 Pro, for mass markets. Unfortunately, the phones aren’t sold in the US, so it’s been a little hard to get our hands on one, but we finally did! I’ve been using the P20 (not Pro) for this past weekend, here are my initial thoughts and annoyances.

  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S first impressions: Looks great, handles like a dream

We got our hands on a Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S a while back, and for the past week or so I’ve been using it as my daily driver. It released back in April for about $ 530, which puts it in a similar category to OnePlus’ signature price point.

What follows are my generally unfiltered first impressions of the Chinese-made flagship killer, with a full review coming in a few weeks.

The very first thing I noticed when pulling the  [Read More…]

Motiv Smart Ring First Impressions – fitness tracking on your finger

Motiv announced this morning that it would be bringing its fascinating new smart ring to Android, along with Google Fit compatibility. We were luck enough to get our hands on some beta hardware and software to try out in advance, and the early results are very promising. But does the potential of the little ring outweigh its $ 200 price tag? let’s take a look.

What follows is some early impressions of our short time with the Motiv smart ring,  [Read More…]

UMIDIGI Z2 Pro first impressions video is now available (Promoted)

UMIDIGI’s next flagship, the Z2 Pro will go on sale soon. And since last week, you’ve been able to sign up to be notified when the phone becomes available.

What’s more, the company is also running a giveaway for the Z2 Pro Luxury Ceramic Edition. If you haven’t signed up for it, you can still do so simply by sharing the specs you like best about the phone.

Get informed before you buy

While we wait for the Z2 Pro  [Read More…]

Jump Force: Hands-on impressions from E3 2018

After dazzling with its trailer at E3 2018, this demo was sadly lacking.

Fans of Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, One Piece, and more delighted in the announcement from Bandai Namco at E3 2018 that a variety of characters from popular manga and anime would congregate in Jump Force for one massive fighting game. The trailer certainly looked impressive, with soaring scenes of our world littered with refuse from theirs, and six iconic characters duking it out amid  [Read More…]

Skull & Bones for PlayStation 4: Hands-on impressions from E3 2018

This game will be familiar to anyone who has enjoyed boat combat before, and sadly doesn’t offer much else.

Ubisoft’s E3 presentation didn’t detail much we didn’t already know about their new IP, Skull & Bones. We saw more pirates and some fun catch phrases, but nothing to suggest the game was more than pirates in ships fighting one another. And even after playing the upcoming PlayStation 4 game myself for half an hour, I’m convinced that’s  [Read More…]

Metro: Exodus for PlayStation 4 – Hands-on impressions from E3 2018

Metro: Exodus promises freedom of choice and a challenge of a scavenging system, but it’s hard to get a good grasp of it from one demo

After several years of silence, Metro: Exodus reemerged from its nuclear bunker and is ready to continue the story originally conceived in the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky. Its trailers have thus far promised a challenging scavenging and crafting system needed to fuel the game’s combat, but there’s far more to it  [Read More…]