Tag Archive: Worth


Coolpad Dyno Review: The only kids smartwatch worth buying

Peace of mind without the worst parts of the Internet? I’ll take two.

My son has finally reached that age where not every school field trip fits into the normal school day. I drop him off a little earlier than the day normally starts, and he’s not back until late that night. That last part can be a little stressful, because traffic can cause significant delays and being stuck in a parking lot with other nervous parents  [Read More…]

The Moto G7 is nice, but the Nokia 7.1 is worth spending $50 more

Here at Android Central, talking about, analyzing, and teaching people how to use Android phones is our bread and butter. It’s something we’ve been doing for years and is something we’ll continue with as we help make Android accessible for everyone.

Nokia 7.1

One of the best

$ 350 at Amazon

Pros Display supports HDR Faster processor Guaranteed software updates NFC for Google Pay Cons More expensive Larger notch

The Nokia 7.1 remains as one  [Read More…]

Is the Echo Link Amp worth it compared to the Echo Link?

As someone who has fully integrated the Amazon ecosystem into his everyday life, I’m always looking into finding new ways to enhance the smart home experience. Here at Android Central, we research numerous devices to reach that same goal.

Amazon Echo Link Amp

Smart amplifier

$ 300 at Amazon

Pros Great first audio receiver for home theater usage. Adds Alexa to home theater setup Supports streaming from Amazon Music, Spotify, and other services Cons No built-in  [Read More…]

Is the NVIDIA Shield TV Pro still worth buying in 2019?

Best answer: Not exactly. NVIDIA winded down production of the 500GB Shield TV Pro in 2018. It’s no longer available from retailers such as Amazon or Best Buy but still appears to be for sale direct from NVIDIA’s website for $ 299 (linked below). Alternatively, you can find consoles on eBay selling for as high as $ 500 but please do not spend that much on an NVIDIA Shield TV Pro. Your best bet at this point  [Read More…]

Is it still worth buying the NVIDIA Shield TV in 2019?

Best answer: The NVIDIA Shield TV is still the best Android TV box you can buy in 2019. NVIDIA has done a great job offering software updates that continually make the Shield TV better than before, and the 16GB is a great option for any habitual streamer. So yes, it’s absolutely your best bet for an Android TV box in 2019.

Amazon: NVIDIA Shield TV Smart Home Edition ($ 189) Amazon: NVIDIA Shield TV Smart Gaming Edition  [Read More…]

$13.8 million worth of Samsung display tech was illegally sold in China

11 people are being charged for the act.

Samsung’s one of the leading forces in the industry when it comes to mobile displays, and earlier this year, it took another big leap forward by unveiling its foldable AMOLED tech for the very first time. On November 29, Bloomberg reported that 11 individuals in China are now being charged for illegally selling $ 13.8 million worth of it.

Per Bloomberg:

The chief executive officer of a Samsung supplier  [Read More…]

Ring Video Doorbell 2 review: worth the money?

Smart home products are designed to make our lives easier. They can focus on health, self-improvement, making our lives a little bit easier, or safety. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the latter– a safety device designed to help keep your family safe. After a month of using the device, I would definitely say that I feel safer in my home.

First, let’s get to the basics. What exactly is a Ring Video Doorbell? You may have overheard people talking  [Read More…]

Are Microsoft’s Surface Headphones worth the price?

Best answer: Surface Headphones are pricey, but worth it since you’re getting more than just a pair of headphones. Plus, they compare well against the other popular choices.

Microsoft: Surface Headphones ($ 350)

Headphones with added smarts and features.

The thing with the Surface Headphones is that you’re not just buying another pair of headphones. You’re buying smart headphones with Microsoft’s assistant Cortana built right in, along with some other nifty features like touch controls on  [Read More…]

Stardew Valley for Android is a game worth getting hyped about!

One of the most celebrated indie gaming releases in recent years, Stardew Valley will arrive on mobile later this month — available for iOS on Oct. 24th and coming to the Google Play Store sometime later.

What is Stardew Valley?

If you’ve never heard of or played Stardew Valley before, it’s basically a farming simulator built atop a robust 16-bit open-ended RPG that lets you play and develop your character and farm as you choose. The story begins with  [Read More…]

Google Smart Display updates, OnePlus 6T fingerprint scanner, and other news worth knowing

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Thursday, October 11th, and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, OnePlus confirms the 6T will not use an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, Fortnite  [Read More…]