Tag Archive: Value


TicWatch-E Review: the best value in WearOS smartwatches

Let’s be honest, Android Wear wasn’t exactly lighting the world on fire. Like iPads in the tablet world, the Apple Watch rules the smartwatch world. But, with WearOS, Google is making a strong push to try to save the struggling brand.

Unfortunately, newer features and better performance requires better hardware, and many of the original Android Wear watches are being left behind – even the venerable Moto 360.

And replacing them is pricy! Most WearOS-compatible watches are $ 200 or  [Read More…]

OnePlus 6 review: The best value smartphone of 2018

OnePlus’ creed has always been to deliver smartphones packing the latest technology at an affordable price. When the OnePlus One came out in 2014, it quickly became a wild success.

It was a hard-edged phone with a backside covered in sandpaper. It offered high-end components and the freedom for nerds to tinker around with the phone’s software.

Four years later, the Chinese indie brand has unveiled the OnePlus 6, and it’s the company’s most mature phone to date. Yes, it  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ2 review: Too much phone, too little value

A phone that’s more and less than the sum of its parts.

It started not with a whimper but a bang. My first Xperia XZ2 unit had issues. So did a second. They were pre-production models, as many review units were, but I held off reviewing the phone until I knew I was using the same hardware and software that would ship to consumers.

I may not insist on that same handicap for other models, but the  [Read More…]

Nokia 6.1 2018 review: Delivering value in simplicity

The Nokia 6.1 is durable, fast, and receives timely updates. You can’t ask for more from a $ 269 phone.

Nokia’s comeback tale is one that’s filled with nostalgia, lofty goals, and a few missteps. The brand managed to carve out a niche for itself thanks to its focus on timely updates and no-nonsense design. Those principles worked for Nokia in the past, and are now allowing HMD to become a player to contend with in the  [Read More…]

Fiio Q5 HiFi Bluetooth-Capable Portable DAC review: The value to beat

Fiio has been killing it lately when it comes to performance for the price. Earlier in the year, the company gave us the chance to test drive two ends of their audio player spectrum, from the tiny $ 50 Bluetooth BTR1 DAC to the top-end $ 650 X7 Mark II Android-powered HiFi player. We were left impressed either way.

But being that Fiio’s has beginnings in the mobile DAC market, the most promise is held in its latest flagship DAC,  [Read More…]

Nokia 7 Plus review: Come for the value, stay for the excitement

Striking design. Great cameras. Android One. This is the Nokia 7 Plus.

Nokia’s comeback tale has been a success so far, with HMD Global’s move to focus on the budget segment paying off handsomely for the brand. The Finnish manufacturer launched a total of six Android phones last year, primarily targeted at markets like China and India, countries where the Nokia name still has a lot of brand cachet.

Four out of the six devices HMD launched  [Read More…]

Essential Phone with Android 8.1 and mid-range price – Great value? (Review)

Essential has been hard at work righting some of the wrongs the phone launched with. Coupled with price drops is this now one of the best smartphones you can buy at the mid-range price point? Read our review to find out.

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Alcatel makes new 5, 3 and 1 series phones official, topping out at €229 and focusing on value

It’s all about features for the money.

Alcatel gave us an early look at its new range of phones back at CES — comprised of an Alcatel 5 at the high end, plus the Alcatel 3 series and Alcatel 1 series below, all being pitched as providing great value under €250.

Now at MWC 2018, we have some actual pricing and availability details for us to go along with our initial impressions of the  [Read More…]

Deal: Honor 9 Lite in UK comes with free wireless earphones (£70 value)

Available in both black and blue.

The Honor 9 Lite just launched in the United Kingdom earlier this month, and while the phone already packs a lot of value on its own, Honor is sweetening the deal even more by including a free pair of wireless earphones when buying it.

Honor’s including its own Sport Bluetooth Earphones with the Honor 9 Lite, and they feature the traditional design of two speakers connected by a single wire that  [Read More…]

Deal: Buy a Pixelbook, get the Pen for free ($99 value)

Available now through February 1.

Thanks to its stunning design, fast performance, and so much more, the Pixelbook is easily the best Chromebook on the market. It’s not necessarily cheap, but if you’ve got at $ 1000 to spend, it’s awfully hard to be disappointed with the machine.

Towards the end of 2017, Google was running a promotion where you could get $ 100 off the retail price of the Pixelbook and a free Google Home. That  [Read More…]