Tag Archive: Review


Redmi Note 7 Pro review, 1 month later: Still one of the best around

Xiaomi is facing increased pressure, but the Redmi Note 7 Pro manages to hold onto its crown.

Xiaomi made its debut in India nearly five years ago, launching the Mi 3 at a time when local players dominated the segment. Brands like Micromax, Lava, and Karbonn called the shots, and while Samsung was the number one manufacturer, it faced stiff competition in the budget segment.

Fast forward to 2019, and things are very different. There aren’t any  [Read More…]

Jetstream 4K Ultra HD Android TV Box review

To us, there’s absolutely nothing better for television than an Android TV experience. That’s not because we’re an Android site, trying to evangelize the platform. Rather, it’s because it lends itself to the way we consume content in 2019.

The Jetstream 4K Ultra HD Android TV Box, from Ematic, is a low-cost way of turning your dumb TV into a smart one. Or, as we see it, the box lets you toss aside the ugly UI and experience that came  [Read More…]

Realme 3 Pro review: Xiaomi has good reason to be worried

Realme has managed to deliver a truly fantastic phone, undercutting Xiaomi along the way.

I haven’t talked about Realme a lot, but the brand has done exceedingly well in India over the last 12 months. In that time it launched seven phones, racked up sales in excess of 2 million, and grabbed a vital foothold in India’s budget segment.

The brand’s origin story is interesting as it was designed for one reason and one reason alone: to  [Read More…]

Akaso EK7000 Pro review

Cameras are everywhere. They’ve gotten smaller and better with time and we routinely have them out as part of our social life. Hell, they’re in our phones now to the tune of two, three, or four at a time.

Pictures of cats and plants is nice and all, but  [Read More…]

Bose QuietComfort 35 II review

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II is the sequel the previous QuietComfort 35 series I. The new model has evolved with a dedicated button for Google Assistant, but what else has it got going for it?

Design

There isn’t much you can do in the world of headphones to make your design unique or stand out. The Bose QC35 II hit all the right notes. These are a mostly plastic build with some accents of leather or memory foam. This makes  [Read More…]

Logitech Harmony Express review: Why, Alexa, why?

Logitech is the king of the universal remote control experience. But improving the setup experience doesn’t eliminate the limitations of voice commands.

There are three distinct parts that make up the total experience of a remote control.

First, there’s the matter of setup — getting the remote to properly talk to your TV and whatever is connected to it. Then there’s the matter of how it works once that part is handled. The third part is the remote  [Read More…]

Spigen Silicone Fit Galaxy S10 case review: A grippy, durable dust magnet

Get ready to clean this thing all the time.

For quite some time now here at AC, I’ve been a big advocate of thin, lightweight cases. I’m all about protecting my phone from daily wear and tear, but if a case adds too much bulk or weight, I’m not interested.

As such, I was pretty excited to check out the Spigen Silicone Fit. This is one of the slimmer cases Spigen makes for the S10, and despite  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S10 review

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is one of the first big flagships to hit the shelves in 2019. This year Samsung decided to grace us with not two, but three different Galaxy S models. And that’s not counting the 5G version about to arrive.

Below you’ll find our review of the phone that sits in between the Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10 Plus.

Design

The Galaxy S10 marks the biggest change to the design of the S series since the launch  [Read More…]

Huawei P30 Pro review: A long-distance relationship

How do you definitively say something subjective, like the quality of a photo, or song, or piece of art, is the best? Our culture has been trying to do it for years, rewarding and awarding the most popular or acclaimed tenets of each category, as fact. Because people like certainty, and they increasingly rely on experts to tell them what to watch, read, listen to — and buy.

In the smartphone world, the iPhone has benefited most from that  [Read More…]

LG G8 review: Almost there, yet again

Another year, another phone that gets most of the way to the competition and stumbles in critical moments.

LG’s modus operandi since 2016 has been to steadily iterate on its flagship phone platforms. Its seemingly low level of commitment to pushing the envelope with its top-tier smartphones comports with its earnings: the company’s mobile division isn’t making money, and what chance it has of doing so lies in releasing low- and mid-tier devices through deep carrier partnerships rather  [Read More…]