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In this camera comparison, we take the Zenfone Zoom against current king of smartphone cameras, the Galaxy Note 5.
For back camera, the Zenfone Zoom actually faired pretty good against the Note 5, most photos taken did good in auto and HDR mode although details and sharpness was not as good as the Note 5.
Almost after a year of announcement back in CES 2015, ASUS has finally released their new Zenfone Zoom, world’s slimmest smartphone with optical zoom built-in. I have always felt that having optical zoom on a smartphone was the wave of the future and finally got to unbox this bad boy.
So, you want to buy the most expensive earphones in the world? Shure has just released the Shure KSE1500 earphones (official release Jan. 25th 2016, which was yesterday) and I made sure to get my hands on them as quickly as possible.
These are not your over-the-counter earphones/earbuds, they are specifically made for studios, musicians, any anyone who wants to experience high fidelity sound without all the noise.
BIG Android January Giveaway is here!
We will be giving away a total of 6 prizes including a OnePlus Two, OnePlus X, Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro w/ built-in projector, 2 3rd-gen Moto G, and Redmi Note 3.
To enter, simply subscribe to all the YouTubers involved using the follwing link – Click Here to Enter Contest Winner will be announced 2 weeks from now on January 29th 10AM PST on my YouTube channel LIVE.
After using the Huawei Mate 8 for a few days, I can finally give you my honest thoughts about Huawei’s latest flagship.
First, let’s start with the design. I think Huawei has done a terrific job of bringing sleek design through its unibody all-metal frame along with fingerprint sensor on the back and even support for dual SIM/microSD card slot. Can a smartphone smartphone be beautiful yet have external storage and extra long battery life? Yes, Huawei Mate 8 is exactly that.
In this comparison, we will be comparing the Huawei Mate 8 versus the Galaxy Note 5 cameras. Since Galaxy Note 5 is one of the best cameras on a smartphone, I thought this would be a good test. For test location, I chose my local beach near sunset since low light is where you can really tell the difference between cameras.
T-Mobile has introduced Binge On a few weeks back which gives you free bandwidth to stream videos from popular sites like Netflix, HBO Now, Hulu, Sling, YouTube, etc…etc…
Now, this comes at a price, you can only watch at 480P quality. While this may benefit many users on limited bandwidth plans, this makes absolutely no sense for those of us with unlimited data on T-Mobile like myself.
At CES 2016, Huawei announced the Huawei Mate 8 officially and gave out a review unit to everyone who attended their press conference. Well, I finally got back from CES and wanted to put my full attention to unboxing and giving you my first impressions.
The Huawei Mate 8 comes with Huawei’s own Kirin 950 processor that scores much higher than Note 5’s Exynos processor in benchmarks. It’s certainly a step in the right direction and that’s probably what’s most exciting on this phone. Of course, don’t forget that the Mate 8 also supports 2 SIM cards and comes with a microSD card slot. A lot of what Samsung did wrong with Note 5 and S6, Huawei got them right minus the internal battery.
This is my 4th trip to CES and CES 2016 was an exceptionally fun year where I got to meet a ton of other YouTubers. There were a ton of people and I literally got 4 hours of sleep everyday but I could feel the energy of the best tech of 2016. Let me give you my Top 10 Best of CES 2016.
Many of you asked me to do “what’s in my bag” video so, here it is.
Every time I go to CES, the biggest electronics show in the world in Las Vegas, I see about a hundred cool things I want to make videos about but after editing and uploading, there’s just so much I can do during the show.
After using the Nexus 6P for more than 2 weeks, if you asked me, “Is the Nexus 6P any good Max?”
I am gonna save you a bunch of time and money by telling you Nexus 6P isn’t good at all. In fact you don’t even have to watch the rest of this video. The Nexus 6P isn’t good, it’s f**king great.
In this HighOnAndroid SOT (Screen-On-Time) Battery Test, we take the Galaxy Note 5 against the LG V10 and Nexus 6P.
With this test, we set the brightness of all the phones to the same brightness using LUX light meter (set to 300). Then we put all the phones in airplane mode with all the phones on same WiFi network.
For this week’s gadget of the week, I will be showing you 3 deals under $50.CompacLite – Ultra Portable Chair!
First, let’s start out with my new portable chair called CompacLite. Believe it or not, this compact bag transforms into a super comfy outdoor chair. For those of you who hike, tailgate at your football game, or simply going to the beach, you may want to get this awesome compact chair that costs only $29.99 on Amazon.
So, if you are watching this video, it’s because you are interested in buying a new smartwatch. I would presume so. Today, let me give you my thoughts on the Huawei Watch, which I really, really, really love.
When I first heard about the Huawei Watch, I thought, “Huawei watch?”, what kind of watch name is that? First of all, I’ve never heard of Huawei before. I know they make budget Android smartphones but I was like, Huawei Watch for $399? Serious?
Want to install the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow official firmware on your Nexus 5, 6, 7, or 9? You can use this method if you already have a rooted device with unlocked bootloader.
Step 1. Download fastboot.zip, USB drivers (for Windows), 7Zip (for extracting the firmware files), and the latest Nexus firmware for your model.
Google has released Chromecast 2nd generation yesterday and I was able to receive it today. The new Chromecast 2nd gen features a completely new look with Chrome logo on a circle shape with a short HDMI cable that’s also magnetic.
The biggest change with this year’s Chromecast is support for dual-band 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz with 802.11AC. For those of you with a 5Ghz router with 802.11AC, now you will be able to stream many times faster. There’s also new feature like “Fast Play” that will reduce loading times up to 80%.
Moto X Pure is a new phablet device from Motorola with the same size class as the Galaxy Note 5. It’s certainly not for those of you who want a small phone but for those of you who want to enjoy a large 5.7-inch screen for easier viewing and typing. So bear that in mind before deciding to get the Moto X Pure (or the international version Moto X Style which is identical in hardware specs).
4 years ago, Samsung launched the first big smartphone with its first Galaxy Note Android smartphone. At the time, no one knew that phablets like the Galaxy Note would become popular. In fact, most media outlets called it a ridiculously large phone that’s not going to fit in your pocket. Well, fast forward to 2015 and everyone is using a large phone these days. Even Apple introduced their iPhone 6 Plus to satisfy the people’s urge to use large smartphones. Phablets are like the SUVs of cars and if you want the best SUV, the Galaxy Note 5 is really the best you can buy right now.
First, we have the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 flash drive. This is one of the fastest USB flash drives you can buy for the money you spend, currently the 64GB version is being sold for just $38 on Amazon. In real world usage, I found I get about 190Mb/s for read and 150Mb/s for write to my PC. Overall, that’s really good for a USB 3.0 flash drive that cost me less than $40. If you use tend to transfer a lot of data using USB flash drive, this may definitely one of the best deals right now. Of course, if you have an OTG cable, you can hook it up to your Android device, which I got pretty decent speeds of 38Mb/s for read and 40Mb/s for write.
I have been shopping around for a new steadicam for my Panasonic GH4 so I can add stable motion to my 4K YouTube videos. Well, recently I happened to watch DroidModder Shane’s YouTube video on a smartphone gimbal stabilizer. I did a few hours of research on Amazon and YouTube trying to find the best smartphone stabilizer on the market with good reviews and good real footage.
Many people have asked me in the past about how to setup a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to do various things like accessing Netflix/Pandora outside the U.S., installing apps on Play Store only available to U.S., and making their internet traffic encrypted and anonymized. Whatever the case, I had the first hand experience to test out VPN outside the U.S. recently in my vacation to Thailand, which is a great test spot as it’s located on the other side of the earth (actually it’s located between the sun and earth).
I am constantly searching for the best wireless stereo earbuds/headphones for my Android devices as I am an avid listener of drum and bass and literally from the moment I wake up, I am bumpin’ Pandora all day long. Before I tried the SoundPeats QY7, I was using the LG Tone+ Wireless Headsets, which was also an eye openting experience when I got them couple months back.
Couple month back I made my own DIY Wireless Car Mount which worked quite well for me. Recently I found a new product that you can buy called iOttie Easy OneTouch Wireless Qi Car Mount. Upon trying it, I am happy to recommend it to anyone who has recently bought a Galaxy S6/S6 Edge or any other smartphone with wireless charging capability.
For those of you who live in the U.S., did you know it’s illegal in over 50% of the States to have a suction cup phone mount on the windshield of your car? (See my article here for list of illegal States). Cops will probably not pull you over but if they wanted to find a reason, this could be one reason to pull you over. If you like to carry illegal stuff in your car (not that I recommend it), pay attention, I may save you from going to jail. Besides that, having a suction phone mount on your windshield does get in the way of your view.
I use a lot of microSD cards, mostly because I flash a lot of custom ROMs on my Android smartphones and I wanted to find out which microSD card is the fastest in the world.
For this shoot, I am using three of the best Class 10 microSD cards from Samsung, Sony, and SanDisk, the Samsung 64GB PRO rated at 90MB/s, Sony HighSpeed MicroSD rated at 95MB/s, and the SanDisk Extreme PRO rated at 95MB/s.
The other day, Twitter user M14xr2 asked me, “hey can you use a macro lens on a Nexus 6?”
And I said, “hell yeah, let me go ahead and test one out, will get back to you.”
Well, I got one of those strap-on macro lenses and boy, they work not too bad out of the box. This particular version I got on Amazon is called Pocket Lens but there’s actually a ton of generic ones on Amazon, I think they are all pretty much the same thing.
At CES 2016, Huawei gave me 2 smartphones along with the Honor Band Z1, so let me give you a quick unboxing and review of this little bad boy.
Inside the Honor Band Z1 box you will find welcoming sentence, “Just try it”. Boomshakalaka. This is the Honor Band Z1, which is a budget smartwatch that will retail for $79 in the U.S.