Tag Archive: impressive


Action Launcher v33 adds impressive ‘AdaptiveZoom’ app animations

AdaptiveZoom might be our new favorite app opening animation of all time.

Action Launcher has long been one of our favorite third-party Android launchers, and one of the reasons for this is that developer Chris Lacey relentlessly adds new features and settings for us to spend endless hours playing with. The latest v33 update for Action Launcher keeps this trend going, and the big feature this time around is something called “AdaptiveZoom.”

AdaptiveZoom is a  [Read More…]

Chuwi announces the Hi9, a budget tablet with some pretty impressive specs

Chuwi is a Chinese manufacturer that’s been trying to get into the US electronics market for a couple years now. Generally more well known for its dual-boot Windows/Android tablet PCs, Chuqi is now setting its sights on the Android Tablet market with the Hi9, an 8.4″ Android tablet that features some pretty powerful internals – […]

LG V30 gets torn down, shows impressive camera hardware

JerryRigEverything has torn down the LG V30, showing all the internal components.

While it hasn’t been released yet, the LG V30 has already been making waves with reviewers. Alex said in his review of the device that it was a no-BS flagship: everything a user may want without any compromises or gimmicks. As we get closer to the release of the phone, more and more journalists are getting their hands on the device.

JerryRigEverything has done his  [Read More…]

LG V30 arrives with impressive audio and video features

After months of leaks and teasers, the LG V30 is finally official. It’s the first smartphone from the V-series to come without a secondary ticker display which has been replaced by a more elegant floating bar software solution. Visually, the LG V30 looks quite stunning. It features the same edge-to-edge FullVision display with 18:9 aspect […]

Sony’s impressive Xperia XZs is available Apr. 5, but you should wait for the Premium

Sony has a new phone out tomorrow, but you may want to wait for the real upgrade.

Sony makes a lot of phones, and many of them aren’t particularly noteworthy in the U.S. Thanks to a long-term contract with Verizon that isn’t set to expire until next year, Sony can’t sell phones with fingerprint sensors in the country, making them more of a difficult proposition than they otherwise would be.

This week, the Xperia XZs is going  [Read More…]

Honor’s impressive V9 may launch next month in Europe as the Honor 8 Pro

Honor’s 2017 flagship could be heading to Europe on April 5.

Huawei sub-brand Honor sent out media invites to an event on April 5, with current rumors suggesting the launch event could turn out to be the European debut of the Honor V9. The phone was unveiled in China late last month, and offers exciting specs for the equivalent of $ 435 in the country.

The Honor V9 boasts impressive hardware in the form of a  [Read More…]

Netflix will exclusively stream Disney movies in the U.S., shows off impressive summer lineup

Netflix has announced that it will be the exclusive streaming service for Disney movies — including Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar films — on the U.S. pay TV circuit. Netflix signed the agreement with Disney in 2012, and the deal is set to go into effect from September. The move keeps Disney’s latest hits from streaming on rival services, as well as subscription networks during the first-run window.

Netflix is also showcasing upcoming additions to its catalog, with the  [Read More…]

Onkyo’s DP-X1 is an impressive Android music player for the more serious listener

It’ll still cost the same as a high-end smartphone, mind.

While the Onkyo DP-X1 is considered a more mid-range product in spec and price, it still commands a fairly high asking price. Or to the outsider it does, perhaps, since high-end audio equipment has always come with a price. We had chance to play around with the DP-X1 recently at CE China in Shenzhen, and it’s pretty impressive for what it is.

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HTC 10 review: Iconic, impressive, imperfect

HTC returns in style, with one of the best Android phones of the year so far.

The quick take

After a disappointing couple of release cycles, HTC’s 2016 flagship is a confident return to form, and a reason for high-end buyers to start paying attention to the company once again. This impressive all-rounder gets a lot of important things right — performance, build quality and, for the most part, the camera. And although it’s trumped by  [Read More…]

The Panono 360 degree camera isn’t for everyone, but it’s super impressive

While LG and Samsung attack the mass consumer market, Panono is more prosumer.

It’s not a brand new product, but this week’s IFA Global Press Conference in Hong Kong has presented our first opportunity to get up close with it. Borne from crowdfunding, as so many start-up projects now are, the Panono 360 degree camera is a high-end, stills only shooter that boasts of taking pictures with five times the resolution of any alternative currently on  [Read More…]