Tag Archive: Upgrade


Should you upgrade to the Galaxy S10e from the Galaxy S8?

Best answer: The Galaxy S10e is a great upgrade choice coming from a Galaxy S8. The S10e is similarly sized to the S8, and is upgraded across the board in all of its components and specs. But it provides the same core Samsung experience as the phone you already have. If you like the Galaxy S8 but it’s just feeling a bit old, the S10e is an excellent upgrade.

Great upgrade: Samsung Galaxy S10e ($ 750 at  [Read More…]

How to upgrade your smart home set up for under $100

Upgrading your house with the best smart home products can seem daunting and expensive at the outset, but over the years some of the best equipment has come down in price. Now, you’re able to upgrade rooms in your home for under $ 100 with quality products that will work with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for voice control — or quite possibly both! Maybe you choose to strategically upgrade some electrical outlets to control lamps and small appliances first,  [Read More…]

Honor View 20 vs. Honor View 10: Should you upgrade?

We test almost every new phone to give you the best insight on what to buy — and perhaps more importantly, what not to buy.

Honor View 20

Modern chic

$ 759 at Amazon

Pros More modern, sleek design Much better camera Nearly edge-to-edge display Cons Expensive with no limited availability Not everyone will like the hole punch cutout

The Honor View 20 has a rounded glass design that looks and feels better than the  [Read More…]

Moto G7 vs. Moto G5 Plus: Should you upgrade?

Here at Android Central, we use dozens of budget phones over the course of a year. With manufacturers increasingly rolling out great options in this space every year, we help you decide when to upgrade your phone.

Moto G7

A solid upgrade

$ 300 at Motorola

Pros Premium design Robust hardware USB-C with 15W fast charging Great value Cons No NFC

With the Moto G7, Motorola is once again showing why it’s the go-to brand  [Read More…]

This one-day sale on JBL Bar Soundbars can upgrade your home audio

Add some oomph to your home audio.

Today only, Woot is offering up to $ 200 off JBL’s Bar Soundbar Systems. You can take your pick between the 4K Ultra HD 5.1 Channel Soundbar for $ 499.99 or the 3.1 Home Theater Starter System that’s currently $ 100 less, though you don’t have much more time to make a decision. Shipping is free at Woot for Amazon Prime members and $ 5 for everyone else.

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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…]

The Mi Laser Projector is an incredible upgrade for any home theater

An incredible short-throw projector built with Android TV.

The Mi Laser Home Cinema Projector is one of the most compelling products that Xiaomi has brought to the table as part of its first big push into the North American market, and it’s rightfully an epic product for its $ 1700 price tag. This short-throw projector uses lasers to cast a massive cinema-style screen right in your home. It’s dead to simple set up, features an elegant minimal  [Read More…]

The Echo Input is a smart, affordable upgrade for your old, dumb speakers

Best answer: Yes! The Echo Input is designed to add Alexa smarts to existing speakers, making it an ideal choice if you’re looking to enhance the functionality of an old speaker or A/V receiver.

Amazon: Amazon Echo Input ($ 35)

Instantly add Alexa to an older speaker

The Echo Input is a hockey puck-sized add-on that connects to an existing speaker via an aux cable (or Bluetooth) and lets you to talk to Alexa. It essentially  [Read More…]

Upgrade your home audio with up to $100 off popular Sonos soundbars

Level up your sound at a discount.

You can upgrade your TV sound system with $ 50 off the Sonos Beam soundbar at Amazon, bringing the price down to $ 349. Today’s discount matches the best price we’ve seen for the Beam since its release and puts it on par with price drops we saw around Black Friday. The deal is being matched at Best Buy and Walmart, and can also be picked up directly at Sonos.

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The wall clock finally gets an upgrade with the Amazon Echo Wall Clock

Best answer: This wall clock is an understated and almost elegant timepiece that might not be as “smart” as the rest of the smart home tech we see, but what it does it does well: keep accurate time and display your Alexa timer. The automatic adjustment for Daylight Saving Time is almost worth $ 30 on its own, just so Grandma doesn’t have to get on a stepstool to wind the clocks back.

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