Tag Archive: Review


Samsung Galaxy S8 review, 10 months later: The go-to flagship holds up well

10 months of use have treated the GS8 well … mostly.

It’s been 10 months since we published our full review of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. In that time, several other great phones have launched into the world, and we’ve compared the Galaxy S8 to all of them. As I write this, we’re less than two weeks away from the Galaxy S9 being unveiled — and yet, the Galaxy S8 is still in the conversation. Samsung’s  [Read More…]

Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: A second opinion

Huawei’s best efforts can’t save this great phone from a failed launch in the U.S.

Samsung isn’t the only brand known for throwing seemingly every possible feature into its phones, and the telecom giant Huawei is betting big on AI this year with its new flagship, the Mate 10 Pro. With an attractive design, speedy performance, and a massive battery, it’s the best phone the company has ever crafted, but a number of unforeseen circumstances may keep  [Read More…]

Echobox Explorer Review: Intoxicating sound (with a heckuva hangover)

You’ve got to love the weird world of Android. I mean, where else can you shell out half a grand for a portable Hi-Fi player that looks like the product of a drunken evening between an expensive hip flask and a budget mid-2011 smartphone?

Fortunately, the distinctively shaped Echobox Explorer isn’t just an excuse to make halfhearted booze jokes; it’s a portable audio player that kicks out genuinely great sound thanks to a potent combination of powerful  [Read More…]

ASUS, Project Tango, and what could have been (ASUS ZenFone AR Review)

How does the death of Project Tango affect the ASUS ZenFone AR? We spent some time with the device to see if it’s still a compelling option.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 review: The best just got better

The Redmi Note 5 shares the same foundations as its predecessor, but introduces a few key upgrades for 2018.

Xiaomi had a landmark year in 2017, edging past Samsung to become the largest handset manufacturer in India. A lot of that momentum was down to the success of the Redmi Note 4, which was the best-selling phone in the subcontinent last year.

As such, there’s a lot riding on the Redmi Note 5. Before we get to  [Read More…]

Motiv Ring Review: A Fitbit for your finger

When someone first dropped a Motiv Ring into my hand back at CES 2018, it was so small and light that I thought it was a show-floor dummy. It’s hard to believe there’s any technology inside, let alone an optical heart-rate sensor, a step-counting accelerometer, a Bluetooth radio and the lithium-ion battery that powers it all.

But the tech is real and so is the Ring, a titanium-clad annulus rated to 5ATM water resistance and available in  [Read More…]

Doogee Mix Review: What does $200 get you with this bezel-less option

The Doogee Mix has so much potential to be an extremely viable budget option for those who want a bezel-less display. We take a look at how it stacks up and if the Mix could be your next budget device.

Essential Earphones HD review: $99 USB-C headphones that make the best of an awkward situation

USB-C headphones need a guiding light.

Essential is riding a mixed bag of press over the past 6 months, but you can’t argue it’s had a good run of being able to stay in the news cycle one way or another. Between sales, software news, and accessories, it’s the little company that just won’t quit. Its latest announcement is on the accessory front: the “Earphones HD” USB-C headphones, a $ 99 pair of in-ear buds sold directly  [Read More…]

Eecoo Flame Atmosphere speaker review

Generally speaking, Bluetooth speakers are known for their wireless Bluetooth-pairing capabilities, and usually, that’s about all. Some Bluetooth speakers are designed for indoor play and can’t weather the elements outdoors. Others are built for all environments and conditions. A new speaker aims to bring not only the Bluetooth-pairing for mobile device audio and element-resistance but […]

OnePlus 5T review: Still a premium experience on the affordable side

It was just a few months ago that OnePlus pulled its seventh smartphone, the OnePlus 5T, out of the hat. An incremental update over the OnePlus 5, which saw the light of day only three months before, the OnePlus 5T conforms to the mid-cycle upgrade laws established by the launch of the OnePlus 3 and […]