Tag Archive: Should


Honor 8X vs. Moto G7: Which should you buy?

Here at Android Central we use dozens of budget phones over the course of a year. With hardware becoming commoditized, you don’t have to spend big bucks on a phone that excels at the basics. Let’s break down two of the best options currently available in the market.

Honor 8X

Simply stunning

$ 229 at Amazon

Pros Powerful hardware Astounding design Great cameras Long-lasting battery Cons Charges over Micro-USB Still on Oreo Not officially supported in  [Read More…]

Should you splurge for the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor?

Trying to pick the “best” security camera can be a daunting task, but picking between two options from the same company can be even more difficult. Since making the decision can be frustrating, we’re here to break it down to help you decide which is best for your use case.

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor

Beast mode

$ 350 at Nest

Pros Three microphones Better camera Better weather resistance Included Person Alerts HD Talk and Listen Cons  [Read More…]

Jaybird RUN XT vs. Jabra Elite Active 65t: Which should you buy?

With headphone jacks falling by the wayside, we’ve been testing and researching the best wireless headphones nonstop over the last few years. We’ve seen the great, we’ve seen the bad, and we’re here to help you make an informed decision.

Jabra Elite Active 65t

Style on the go

$ 190 at Amazon

Pros Great fit Voice assistant-compatible Good sound 15 minutes of charge = 1.5 hours of play time Cons Button controls are difficult and uncomfortable  [Read More…]

How do blue light-filtering screen protectors work and should you buy one?

Best answer: Blue light filtering screen protectors use a special coating that blocks light in the 380-500 nanometer range. Electronics like phones use LED or OLED panels that emit light in this range to help brightness and improve clarity, but it can also reach the rear of the retina. Some studies claim this can be harmful, but so far there is no conclusive proof to this. What scientists and doctors do agree on, though, is that blue  [Read More…]

Honor 8X vs. Huawei P20 Lite: Which should you buy?

Here at Android Central we use dozens of mid-range phones over the course of a year. With no shortage of great options available at the $ 300 price point, we’re here to help you make an informed decision when picking up a new phone.

Honor 8X

Our pick

$ 295 at Honor UK

Pros Gorgeous two-tone design Powerful internals Decent cameras All-day battery life Cons Charges over Micro-USB Doesn’t work in the U.S.

Right now,  [Read More…]

Should you buy a Nest Aware subscription for your Nest Camera?

Best answer: While useful without the subscription, you should invest in Nest Aware for your various Nest Cams. Doing so gives you the ability to store recordings in the cloud for use at a later time.

Nest: Nest Aware ($ 5 per month) Amazon: Nest Cam ($ 165) What is Nest Aware?

Nest Aware is a subscription service offered by Nest which works in tandem with the various Nest Cams. This service provides a few different benefits,  [Read More…]

5 reasons you should buy a SmartThings hub

Best answer: With SmartThings, you’re not just limited to controlling a few home devices from your phone or tablet. You’ll have the ability to do that, plus use voice commands, set up automation and routines, add a monitored alarm system, trigger actions from devices, integrate with other hardware, and much, much more.

Amazon: SmartThings Hub (3rd Generation) ($ 65)

Five reasons to buy a SmartThings Hub

1. A plethora of connected devices

With many smart home  [Read More…]

Honor 8X vs. Honor 7X: Should you upgrade?

Having used more Android phones than we care to count, Android Central is well-equipped to evaluate these wonderful devices. Our suggestions, opinions, and findings are based on extensive experience, heavy testing, and real world usage.

Honor 8X

Above The Mark

$ 260 at Amazon

Pros Premium two-tone glass finish FullView display is blissful Massive battery goes all day long Kirin 710 chipset with 6GB of RAM runs EMUI 8.2 quite smoothly AI-powered dual cameras simplify photography  [Read More…]

Should you buy a fight stick for Jump Force?

Best answer: While Jump Force is a fighting game, it’s not one that was meant to be used with a fight stick. We’d recommend a Scuf Vantage controller instead, but you should opt for the Razer Panthera if you have to have a fight stick.

Scuf: Scuf Vantage ($ 200) Amazon: Razer Panthera ($ 200) Why Jump Force is better with a controller

Jump Force is a fighting game, so surely it must be even  [Read More…]

C by GE C-Life vs. LIFX Mini White: Which should you buy?

We love smart home tech, and test as many smart bulbs as possible to give you the best recommendations possible.

LIFX Mini White

Our pick

$ 20 at Amazon

Pros Works over Wi-Fi Voice assistant compatible out of the box Cons Dimmer at 650 lumens Not compatible with dimmer switches

The LIFX Mini is a small bulb that fits in desk lamps as easily as ceiling light fixtures. It can be operated remotely and works  [Read More…]