Tag Archive: Review


Acer Chromebook 11 (2018) review: Simple, dependable, and affordable

Acer’s refresh of the trusty Chromebook 11 is the best $ 270 you’ll ever spend on a laptop.

We look at a lot of products here at Android Central. We try to spend our time on things that we would recommend and see devices that cover just about every price point. We love it when we can find a product that’s reasonably priced and it turns out to be great, and that’s a perfect description of Acer’s  [Read More…]

Blu Pure View review

Whereas the spring and early summer is when most phone companies introduce their flagship devices, others tend to deliver products along the rest of the spectrum. For every killer handset launched there are likely a dozen models in the entry level and mid-range.

Such it the case with the Pure View, Blu’s newest phone. With a standard retail price expected to be $ 199.99, it competes with the likes of the Moto G5 Plus and some of Nokia’s latest.

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Studio 19 Solo E500X-EQ review: This expensive speaker is close to perfect

In a world where you typically need to choose between outstanding sound quality or portability, the Studio 19 Solo EQ offers both.

There’s an abundance of speakers out there in 2018 to fit practically any need you have — top-end options from Sonos, smart assistant speakers from Amazon and Google, and a ton of Bluetooth speakers at practically every conceivable price point.

It can be hard to stand out from the pack — but Studio 19’s Solo  [Read More…]

TreVolo S review: Strangest but most popular speaker in the house

If you picture “Bluetooth speaker” in your brain, you are almost certain to conjure up a very plain black or very very dark gray brick, with a perforated front and near-invisible control buttons. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of these clone-like bricks in the market. Heck, I have at least three of them in the house as I type this. But, I’ve been given the opportunity to try out a speaker from BenQ; the Trevolo S.

If you’re familiar with  [Read More…]

TreVolo S review: Strangest but most popular speaker in the house

If you picture “Bluetooth speaker” in your brain, you are almost certain to conjure up a very plain black or very very dark gray brick, with a perforated front and near-invisible control buttons. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of these clone-like bricks in the market. Heck, I have at least three of them in the house as I type this. But, I’ve been given the opportunity to try out a speaker from BenQ; the Trevolo S.

If you’re familiar with  [Read More…]

HUAWEI Watch 2 Classic Review

I have an admission to make: I’ve been using an iPhone as my daily driver for the past four months. While I love Android, the iPhone just gives me a different experience and I really enjoy it. Even when I tire of the iPhone and iOS, I have still stuck with it. Why? Because of the Apple Watch. I’ve never been big on wearables, but the Apple Watch is truly an excellent companion. I’ve been searching for something to rival  [Read More…]

Choetech fast wireless charger review: Substance over style

Wireless charging is one of those things that we often take for granted. Can we live without it? Definitely. We’ve done it for nearly our entire lives. It’s not necessary by any means; we hardly think about it on a day-to-day basis. But, once you have the luxury of trying it, you tend to look for it in other devices.

Given that so many of today’s phones and devices offer wireless charging as an option, it stands to reason that  [Read More…]

OnePlus 6 review, a second opinion: The best Android phone under $550

This is a fantastic phone with top-notch software, performance and capabilities — and it happens to be a few hundred bucks cheaper than the competition.

OnePlus has been so incredibly consistent in its phone releases, particularly since the OnePlus 2, that you kind of get tired of the storyline. It’s a flagship-level phone, without the flagship-level price. (The “flagship killer” moniker has all but died, thankfully.) We get it now, that base premise in itself no longer  [Read More…]

Optoma NuForce BE Free5 True Wireless Earbuds Review – Refined and lower in price

We love the idea of true wireless earbuds. Having absolutely no wires and such a compact headphone is invaluably convenient. If only the functionality was also as noteworthy. Building earbuds that have everything packed into their tiny earpiece spaces have their engineering challenges, and it shows in even top-end offerings, in the form of short battery life and unreliable wireless connection.

Optoma wasn’t exempt from these troubles with its first crack at it. We liked several things about last year’s  [Read More…]

Honor 10 review: Iridescent, incredible, imperfect

The Honor 10 delivers incredible value for under $ 500.

Flagships from the likes of Samsung and LG are inching closer to the $ 1,000 figure, and in recent years we’ve seen the rise of the “affordable flagships,” devices that offer similar specs with a few feature omissions at around the $ 500 mark.

Honor has fared very well in this arena in the past with the likes of the Honor 9 and the View  [Read More…]