Tag Archive: impressions


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…]

Kingdom Hearts 3 for PlayStation 4: Hands-on impressions from E3 2018

Kingdom Hearts 3’s combat is better than ever, but your story enjoyment may vary

Kingdom Hearts 3 received several brand new trailers at E3 this year which revealed a world we’ve all logically assumed was in the works: Frozen. We also saw a January 2019 release date at last, and with that date have come multiple playable demos for press, reassuring us that the game is at last nearing completion.

I went hands-on with Kingdom Hearts 3  [Read More…]

Nokia 7 Plus initial impressions: Ticking all the right boxes

The Nokia 7 Plus marries Nokia’s industrial design with the simplicity of Android One.

HMD Global revived the Nokia brand last year, initially focusing on the budget segment with the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and the Nokia 6. While the manufacturer rolled out the Nokia 8 to cater to the premium category, it wasn’t quite as good as the OnePlus 5T or the Mi Mix 2.

For its 2018 portfolio, HMD is introducing several phones aimed at  [Read More…]

Video: Android P impressions, and what it means for the Pixel 3

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The next version of Android brings new features and design changes both subtle and controversial — while also giving us a hint of what’s coming in the next generation of Pixel phones.

This is Android P — the next major release that’ll eventually turn into pumpkin pie or popsicle or pancake or… whatever.

It’s available as a Developer Preview now, and the finished version of Android 9.0 should land sometime in August if Google’s timeline plays out. As  [Read More…]

Android P first impressions: Everything’s going to be okay

This is still the Android we know and love.

“The settings are too colorful.”

“How dare they support screens with notches.”

“The time is on the LEFT??? WHAAATTTT!!!!”

If you’ve spent any amount of time reading up on Android P’s first developer preview, chances are you’ve come across comments along these lines. Some of the changes found in DP1 have left many Android users shaking with fear and anger, and while some of the design tweaks are  [Read More…]