Tag Archive: Nothing


The Google Pixel 3a is just a great $400 phone, and nothing more

This is a great $ 400 phone, but let’s not kid ourselves in saying it’s anything more.

Whether it was because of the extremely long run-up or just the prospect of getting a Pixel 3-level software experience and camera for a considerably lower price, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL launch was highly anticipated and hyped. Early takes on the phone were, rightly, positive — the Pixel 3a is an amazing phone for $ 400. We just  [Read More…]

It’s like your Moto G7 is wearing nothing at all

The Moto G7 might be cheaper than other phones on the market, but at its foundation, it’s just like any other phone and it needs to be protected with a case. However, it can be tough sometimes to find a case that’s both thin and protective to avoid adding to your weigh to your pocket or any extra bulk onto your phone. Here are some options to peruse, whether you just want a case that’s a little thinner than normal  [Read More…]

Nothing says luxury like a Galaxy S10+ and some leather

With its striking glass back, a multitude of different colors, and the controversial hole-punch display, the Galaxy S10+ is a phone that makes a statement. It’s big, powerful, and unashamed of its $ 1,000 starting price. If you plan on picking one up for yourself, you might as well go all out and “treat yo’ self” to one of these leather cases.

Genuine leather Samsung Leather Back Cover

Staff Favorite

Coming straight from Samsung, this case is  [Read More…]

Crappy little gap of nothing [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly have a look at the Moto G7 series of phones. 2019 is shaping up to be a good year for budget devices. This leads them to ask the question: Why even buy an expensive phone anymore?

They also dive into the Samsung One UI and Android Pie update, and spend a little time on Galaxy S10 rumors. Lastly, they cover AT&T’s fake 5G and discuss Sprint’s lawsuit against them for false  [Read More…]

Motiv Ring Review: Nothing up my sleeves

The perfect fitness tracker for people who don’t want to look like they’re wearing a fitness tracker.

After 20 minutes of silence, the woman sitting across from me at this picnic table I was writing at felt compelled to strike up a conversation. “Do you mind if I ask what your wedding ring is made of? I’ve never seen anything else quite like it,” she asked of the complete stranger before her. It caught me off guard,  [Read More…]

If you hated the Pixel 2 XL, nothing about the 3 XL will change your mind

This is a new Pixel, not an entirely new kind of device.

Leaks of upcoming smartphones are fun for the most part, because they give us a glimpse at what’s to come in a new device and lets us have informed speculation about the rest. I don’t quite feel the same about this latest Google Pixel 3 XL leak, which is the whole picture. The whole phone, retail box and all, has leaked spectacularly. It takes away  [Read More…]

First 24 hours with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9: nothing but a pleasure

A little over 24 hours ago I received the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and began digging into one of the biggest phones of the year. This won’t be a full review, there is no way to do a comprehensive review on a phone this featured packed in only 24 hours. However, after a day I do have some thoughts, but you’ll have to wait for the full review to find out more.

Design

Not much as changed from the Note  [Read More…]

6 months after Pixel 2 launch, Google has nothing to say of its success — but hardware focus is bigger than ever

Other parts of the hardware and operating system business take the spotlight instead.

Alphabet just released its Q1 2018 earnings, and I followed along with the earnings call afterward to pick up further context on the numbers from Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The most striking thing from the call, at least as it pertains to us here in the Android world, is that the word “Pixel” was used only once — mentioned as an aside when talking  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Nothing on your phone is worth looking at while you drive

Smartphone addiction is a real thing. And it has serious consequences when it’s combined with driving.

In the last couple weeks, both my girlfriend and I have come within inches of being hit by cars while walking, in crosswalks, in downtown Seattle. Unfortunately this isn’t the only time that’s happened to us, nor is it exclusive to us or this city. Every single day in every city I visit, I see drivers blow through lights, stop in crosswalks and  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ renders based on CAD designs leave nothing to the imagination

Samsung’s next flagships, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ – which are widely anticipated to be incremental upgrades over the Galaxy S8 – are bound to make a debut in a few months. While we wait on the official announcement, we can already take a sneak peek at what’s coming by checking out these newly […]