Tag Archive: Worth


Withings Move is worth it over the Garmin Vivomove Sport. Here’s why

Smartwatches. They’re just about everywhere you look these days, making it difficult to understand what’s all out there and which ones are worth your money. We do our research when it comes to wearables to help you decide which ones are worth the money.

Our choice Withings Move

$ 70 at Amazon

Pros 18-month battery life Connected GPS 50m water resistance Lightweight Clean, modern companion app Cons More expensive No heart-rate sensor

The Withings Move  [Read More…]

The Moto G7 Play is more than worth the upgrade

With new phones releasing every few months, it’s hard to decide when to upgrade to a newer model. Here at Android Central we’ve used all major budget phones launched over the last five years, and are here to guide you in your purchasing decision.

Moto G7 Play

Obvious upgrade

$ 200 at Amazon

Pros Powerful hardware Evocative design USB-C port Incredible value Cons No NFC Updates

The most affordable option in the Moto G7 series  [Read More…]

Is it worth it to buy the Facebook Portal?

Best answer: If you’re a heavy Facebook user, especially Facebook Messenger, you should absolutely consider Facebook Portal in your home or office.

Amazon: Portal from Facebook ($ 100) Amazon: Portal+ from Facebook ($ 250) Video chat has never been better

On most things, phones and tablets and computers included, video chat kind of sucks. You never really know where to look when talking to someone. Do you look at the camera so it seems like you’re making  [Read More…]

The SCUF Vantage controller is expensive but so worth it

If there’s one major change I’d make on any of the PlayStation’s DualShock controllers, it’s their analog sticks. Specifically, their layout. I’ve never been a fan of the symmetry, and have always preferred the offset design of Xbox controllers. Thanks to the SCUF Vantage, I can now play my favorite PS4 games with a controller layout that feels much more comfortable. And for players only looking for a bit of extra customization to improve their gaming experience, the  [Read More…]

Are the Jabra Elite 65t worth it over a pair of AirPods?

We’re always on the lookout for great headphones and earbuds to take the listening experience on our devices to the next level, and know what’s important when finding the right headphones.

Apple AirPods (Second generation)

Apple Magic

$ 160 at Amazon

Pros Easy pairing with Apple devices 5-hour battery life, 24-hour additional charge with case Better sound than standard earbuds “Hey Siri” support Wireless charging case option Cons Fit might not be right for some people  [Read More…]

Is the Galaxy S10e worth it over the Galaxy S9?

Samsung makes the most popular Android phones in the world, and that means we spend a lot of time with every model. When new Samsung phones come out we learn everything about them and grow all of the knowledge necessary to recommend which is best.

Our pick Galaxy S10e

$ 750 at Amazon

Pros Super-fun ultra-wide camera Longer runway for software updates Improved processor, memory and base storage Cons No huge improvement in battery life Screen  [Read More…]

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…]