Tag Archive: Value


Lenovo Chromebook C340’s value wins over durability of the ASUS C214

Lenovo Chromebook C340-11

Great for everyone

$ 260 at Best Buy (32GB)

$ 320 at Amazon (64GB)

Pros 64GB models available Shinier, prettier look Better keyboard Cons Not as durable Harder to find right now No stylus option

Lenovo knocked it out of the park with the C340-11, giving us a nice look to an affordable Chromebook that would fit in at a busy office, crowded classroom or home on the couch. Whether you want a  [Read More…]

Is US Mobile’s unlimited data a better value than Mint Mobile?

Single-line, multi-month Mint Mobile

From $ 15/month at Mint Mobile

Pros Unlimited talk and text on all plans T-Mobile LTE Upgrade plan at any time Hotspot on all plans International calling and texting Cons Must buy in bulk No multi-line perks

Mint Mobile offers a great value to people that are willing to buy mobile phone service in bulk. With three data tiers in 3GB, 8GB, or 12GB packages, Mint Mobile has a plan that should  [Read More…]

Xbox Game Pass is simply a better value than PlayStation Now

We’re a bunch of nerds and avid video game lovers. When it comes to game subscription services, Xbox and PlayStation both offer plans to their users, but they each have some key differences that may sway you toward one or the other. We’ll break down what these are and how they affect you.

Xbox Game Pass

Download hundreds of titles

$ 120/year at Amazon

Pros Xbox Game Studios games launch onto service All games can be  [Read More…]

Realme X2 Pro review: The benchmark for value flagships in 2020

Realme has managed to undercut every other brand, making the X2 Pro the default choice in the value segment.

Realme is on a roll this year. The brand swiftly climbed the ranks on the back of devices that offered stellar value for money, and Realme is now looking to do the same in the value flagship category with the X2 Pro.

The X2 Pro boasts a lot of firsts for the brand: this is the first time  [Read More…]

Which of these smart speakers is a better value: Sonos One or Amazon Echo?

The best speaker for me is the one that best balances three key factors: sound, smarts, and price.

Amazon Echo (3rd Gen)

Basic but good

$ 80 at Amazon

Pros Improved sound architecture Half the price of a Sonos One Five colors including Product Red and Twilight Blue Cons No built-in display Not a huge leap forward from past generations

Even though the Amazon Echo (3rd Gen) isn’t the most technologically-advanced gadget out there,  [Read More…]

Realme X2 Pro preview: Redefining value flagships all over again

There’s a new value leader in town, and it isn’t Xiaomi.

Realme has all the momentum in India’s budget segment, and the brand isn’t sitting around on its laurels. The manufacturer launched ten phones this year alone, and with every device, it has managed to outdo other players in this segment — Xiaomi included.

As we head to the tail end of 2019, Realme is launching what is possibly one of the most exciting phones of the  [Read More…]

Google insults Pixel 4 buyers with $295 trade-in value for the Pixel 3 XL

T-Mobile and Verizon both offer better trade-in deals for the Pixel 4.

What you need to know The Google Store is offering a maximum of $ 295 for trading in a Pixel 3 XL when purchasing a Pixel 4. For the same Pixel 3 XL, Samsung is offering $ 450 for a trade-in when purchasing its Note 10 smartphone. iPhone XS Max users can get up to $ 600 in savings for their trade-in when purchasing a  [Read More…]

Is Verizon Prepaid a better value than Visible?

Unlimited for less Visible

$ 40/mo. at Visible

Pros Unlimited talk, text, and LTE data Unlimited hotspot (5Mbps) Verizon LTE Lower unlimited price Cons No international service Fewer available phones No roaming or 3G service

Visible offers a great unlimited option for smartphone users that are covered by the Verizon LTE network, which is most people. With a simple flat rate, this is a great option for heavy and light data users alike.

Plenty  [Read More…]

Visible is great, but Mint Mobile is ultimately the better value

Buy in bulk Mint Mobile

From $ 15/mo. at Mint Mobile

Pros T-Mobile LTE Enough data for most International calling available More phones supported Cons Smaller LTE network No unlimited option Must buy in bulk

Save money by buying cell service in 3, 6, or 12-month packages. With data plans coming in at 3GB, 8GB, and 12GB, there’s a fit for pretty much everyone. Of course, talk and text are unlimited.

One plan, big  [Read More…]

Redmi K20 Pro review: Redefining value flagships all over again

The most refined Redmi phone to date packs quite a wallop.

Xiaomi knows how to build a great budget phone. The brand’s entire business model rests on the budget segment, with the Redmi series accounting for a majority of its overall sales. Sure, Xiaomi also caters to the flagship space with the Mi series and the Mi Mix phones, but the Redmi lineup is the brand’s bread and butter.

While Xiaomi has fared incredibly well in the  [Read More…]