In my recent trip to Las Vegas for the NAB 2017 convention, I brought my new Samsung Gear 360 2017 edition and here is a quick demo of what it can do at my hotel in Luxor. Low light performance is pretty noisy as you can see so I would recommend using it in bright light or sunny conditions to get the best result. Battery life seems to be solid as it literally lasts forever.
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Here’s unboxing of the new Gear VR w/ Controller, this is the $99 fully immersive Gear VR experience package I got for my pre-order.
Last week someone asked me about a magnetic smartphone mount and I have been using the WizGear Vent Mount. This is a magnetic smartphone mount you can mount on your car’s air conditioning vent. It comes with 2 adhesive plates that can be attached to back of any smartphone along with an extra non-adhesive plate that you can place inside your smartphone case. I prefer the non-adhesive method since I switch phones often.
Let me go into what’s on my phone this week and talk about some of the apps I am using this week. This week, I have both the Android Wear and Samsung Gear apps installed for my LG Urbane watch and Gear S watch. Android Wear app doesn’t let you pair more than one watch at a time but if you have an Android Wear watch and Samsung watch, you will be able to use two watches simultaneously. I find this part kinda odd, I wish Android Wear allows you to pair multiple watches and I am sure those of you super high on Android would like to wear different watches for different outfits.
I finally got hands on the 4GB version of Zenfone 2 that’s supposedly faster and better than the 2GB version I unboxed last month. Specifically, I wanted to find out if it was the higher $100 price tag which I paid around $326 for the 4GB version and $220 for the 2GB version.
Whether you are thinking about getting a new 2015 flagship smartphone like the Galaxy S6 or maybe getting the 2014 LG G3 as prices have dropped in half, here’s some of my thoughts into the Android smartphones from 2014 and 2015.