Tag Archive: Review


Bixbi Button Remapper – bxActions review: The best thing to happen to your Bixby button

You know that button below the volume rocker on your Samsung Galaxy S or Note phone? You know the one I’m talking about, the one that you never press because all it does is open Bixby.

What if I told you it was capable of so much more? What if it allowed for multiple shortcuts using single press, long press, and double pressing? What if it could open any app you wanted, including Google Assistant, and more?

Developer: Jawomo

Price: Free/$  [Read More…]

Lenovo Smart Tab P10 review: This Android / Alexa collab needs more work

The smart display that’s also a tablet for work and play

Smart displays aren’t some new product on the block, technologically speaking. With the Google Home Hub, Lenovo Smart Display, Amazon Echo Show and Facebook Portal running around, the form factor — at least for the foreseeable future —isn’t going away.

However, every smart display is essentially a sedentary device, designed to be a set piece in your home or office. What if there was a way  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia 10 + Xperia 10 Plus review: Mid-rangers that really stand out

The U.S. smartphone market is getting a little more interesting.

Sony Mobile’s presence in the U.S. is not great. Despite releasing some truly solid phones, the company has failed to make much of an impression in the country and has taken the back seat in both the flagship and mid-range space.

In 2019, Sony has a plan to make a comeback with something no one else is doing — 21:9 displays. The company’s Xperia 1 flagship is  [Read More…]

Nanoleaf Canvas review

A lot of what we review at AndroidGuys centers strictly around Android phones, tablets, and smartphones as a whole. That net has widened over the years with Chrome OS, smart homes, and the whole Internet of Things.

Much of what’s covered here could be considered more necessity and life-enhancing; there’s often more need than want. But, every so often we get a chance to review something that doesn’t necessarily provide any true value other than fun and entertainment.

Nanoleaf Canvas  [Read More…]

FuseChicken Universal travel charger review: An all-in-one power solution

I’ve been reviewing tech and accessories for over a decade now. I am rarely surprised by much anymore, but a name caught my eye recently when they sent a request for reviewing some of its products. The company is called FuseChicken. Yep, FuseChicken.

It’s definitely the oddest combination of names for a tech company but I had the opportunity to test out its new Universal travel charger. Incidentally, I was not aware that AndroidGuys had previously spent time with its  [Read More…]

Anker Soundcore Liberty Air earphones review: Another solid AirPod competitor

If you haven’t noticed, headphone jacks are dead. Or, at least on their way to the grave. However, as with most tech, when a certain protocol dies another is soon to rise up and take its place.

Wireless headphones are trying to live up to the heritage of the 3.5mm jack and it’s a heated market. Anker excels in this field and has a great new addition to its portfolio with the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air Wireless Earphones.

Hardware

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Coolpad Dyno Review: The only kids smartwatch worth buying

Peace of mind without the worst parts of the Internet? I’ll take two.

My son has finally reached that age where not every school field trip fits into the normal school day. I drop him off a little earlier than the day normally starts, and he’s not back until late that night. That last part can be a little stressful, because traffic can cause significant delays and being stuck in a parking lot with other nervous parents  [Read More…]

Holedown review: An out-of-this-world block breaking game

Holedown is part strategy, part embrace-the-chaos, and completely addicting. This brick breaking game turns the genre on its head and takes you to other worlds, literally. Holedown takes you into space to mine several different planetary bodies starting with an asteroid and going all the way up to the sun.

There isn’t a big back story to this puzzle shooter game. Basically, you’re here to chew bubble gum, break blocks, bust cores, and I’m all out of bubble gum.  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy A50 review: The new budget champion

It took several years, but Samsung finally launched a budget phone that you should care about.

If there’s one thing clear about Samsung’s strategy in 2019, it’s that the company is going aggressive to reclaim market share. The Galaxy M series showcased that Samsung knew how to make a great budget phone if it set its mind to the task, and it is now going on the offensive once again with the 2019 Galaxy A series.

Until  [Read More…]

Coal Catalyst portable charger review

Take a look at all of the various gadgets and gizmos you charge on a regular basis. What do they have in common? Unfortunately, it’s not the plug they each use. No, some of our stuff is on microUSB while others are on USB Type C. Then there’s that whole Lightning port that Apple uses. What a mess.

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