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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Redmi Note 5 vs. Redmi Note 4: What’s the difference?

With two new models in the Redmi Note series, it’s time to see how they stack up.

Xiaomi introduced two new models in the Redmi Note series today, with the Redmi Note 5 taking over from last year’s Redmi Note 4 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro aimed at enthusiast users. After overtaking Samsung to become the largest smartphone vendor in the country, Xiaomi is now looking to consolidate its position at the top.

The Redmi  [Read More…]

What’s your favorite app for offline music listening?

All your music, no Internet connection required.

As great as music streaming apps can be, constantly streaming your favorite songs without being connected to Wi-Fi can quickly eat up your monthly data allotment if you aren’t subscribed to an unlimited plan. Plus, even if you do have unlimited data to burn through each month, accessing your library of songs can be impossible if you run into an area with poor cell coverage.

Thankfully, there are plenty of  [Read More…]

What’s new: Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra vs Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

Sony’s recently announced Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra just became available for pre-order over the weekend. In case you missed the headlines, the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is the successor of last year’s Xperia XA1 Ultra and the first Sony phone to take advantage of a dual selfie camera setup. What else is […]

What’s the difference: Nokia 6 vs Nokia 6 (2018)

A year has passed since HMD unveiled Nokia’s first comeback smartphone in China, the Nokia 6, so this week the Finnish company has taken the wraps off an updated version of the phone destined to be sold in the same region. The second generation Nokia 6 brings only a few improvements over its predecessor and […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo update: Top features + what’s new!

Samsung Galaxy S8 owners around the world will soon be getting their first major Android update. The upgrade to Oreo keeps the core GS8 experience the same, but brings welcome performance tweaks and a handful of new features on top of everything else this phone could already do.

First of all, though, your Galaxy S8 is still a Galaxy S8. This update doesn’t make any drastic changes to the overall look or feel of Samsung’s software, even though technically  [Read More…]

aptX vs. aptX HD: What’s the difference?

In a world where a 3.5mm headphone jack is on the verge of extinction, aptX HD can make a difference.

Whenever you read anything about Bluetooth, you’ll come across plenty of letters and numbers and other cryptic specs. One of the latest on these is aptX HD, which takes a previously cryptic specification and adds HD on the end. We all know HD means “High Definition”, but what about the aptX part? And what makes aptX (which  [Read More…]

What’s the difference between Tango and ARCore?

Google has one Augmented Reality platform, but it comes in two great flavors.

Techies have been getting very excited about Augmented Reality over the last year, from discussions surrounding why Pokémon Go continues to be so popular to the recent excitement developers have drummed up with Apple’s ARKit platform. Naturally, Google fans look at something like ARKit almost mockingly. These demonstrations pale in comparison to Tango, the fully spatially aware platform from Google’s [x] division. And yet,  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear Sport vs. Gear S3: What’s the difference?

The wearable landscape is heading toward fitness, and there are plenty of choices.

Samsung offers a nice three-pronged approach to wearables, starting at the bottom with the fitness-driven Gear Fit 2 Pro, notching up to the fence-sitting Gear Sport and impressing at the top with the all-around performer Gear S3. For someone who wants comprehensive fitness tracking but also a bigger screen that can handle more traditional smartwatch functions, they will instantly narrow down to just the  [Read More…]

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video in October 2017

There’s a lot to watch on Amazon Video. Here’s what’s coming up in October 2017.

Amazon Prime Video has is one of the go-to destinations for on-demand content, thanks in no small part to devices like the $ 50 Amazon Fire Stick, the $ 90 Amazon Fire TV, and now the $ 229 Amazon Echo Show. (That said, we’re expecting new hardware from Amazon any day now, so maybe hold off on buying something new if you’re  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy S8 Active: What’s the difference?

Which version of the Galaxy S8 is the one to buy?

Samsung has continued the trend of releasing an “Active” version of its latest mass-market flagship a handful of months later, and the Galaxy S8 Active is the least compromised Active model yet. It thankfully shares a vast majority of the components, features and experience with a standard Galaxy S8 — and that’s a definite selling point compared to the rest of the rugged phone market.

So  [Read More…]