Category: Android Smartphone Reviews

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Google Pixel & Pixel XL Review!

Pixel? How many pixels does this phone have?

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are Google’s first attempt at a premium flagship, Google has even changed its name from Nexus to Pixel, clearly distinguishing its new line of smartphones.  Both Pixel & Pixel XL feature 12.3MP back camera, 8MP front camera, back fingerprint sensor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4gigs of RAM, USB Type C, 3.5mm headphone jack, storage of 32GB or 128GB, and virtual reality through its new Daydream VR headset. The only real difference between Pixel and Pixel XL are its display sizes and battery capacity. The Pixel has 5-inch 1080P vs. Pixel XL’s 5.5-inch 1440P and Pixel’s 2770mAh vs. XL’s 3450mAh battery size.

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LG V20 Review & Comparison vs Nexus 6P vs Note 5 vs Pixel XL vs S7 Edge!

In this review of LG V20, we will be comparing its core features against other flagships like the Pixel XL, S7 Edge, Nexus 6P, and Note 5.

First, LG V20 is a 5.7-inch phablet smartphone with 1440P IPS LCD w/ secondary screen, 2 back cameras (One F1.8 16MP and One 8MP F2.4 wide-angle), 1 front wide-angle camera (that also crops in), Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, removable back cover (made from aircraft-grade aluminum), 3200mAh removable battery, IR blaster, micro-SD card slot, and an active noise-cancellation microphone.  LG V20 also comes with a quad-DAC with a more powerful amplifier that’s capable of powering headphones (that usually require amps).

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Moto Z/Moto Mods Review!

After using the Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and Moto Mods for over a month now, I can give you some reasons why you would want to buy this modular smartphone.

First, Moto Z and Z Force have up-to-date specs such as Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 gigs of RAM, micro SD card slot, and 5.5-inch 2560×1440 AMOLED screen.  The specs are definitely up to date but it isn’t what make Moto Z special.  What makes Moto Z line special is its Moto Mods, which include the projector module, JBL speaker module, battery module, and even Hasselblad Zoom Camera module.

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LG G5 Review! – Top 8 Reasons to Buy LG G5!

For those of you who are thinking about getting the LG G5, here’s the top 8reasons why you should buy LG G5.

First and foremost, if you want to have two back cameras, one primary and other super wide-angle, the LG G5 is definitely the way to go as it offers you a wide-angle camera usually found on much bigger DSLRs/mirrorless cameras.  The primary camera on LG G5 already keeps up with cameras on other flagships like the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge and by having additional wide-angle camera, you will be able to take photos otherwise not possible (such as taking a wide-angle shot from the top of Great Wall in China).

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Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge Review! [After A Month]

I want to start this review out by focusing on what I like most then pointing out problems and things you may want to consider when buying them.

What’s Great about the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge?

First of all, both Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge feature IP68 water resistant rating which is probably the coolest feature. In fact, what’s amazing is that these phones can survive harshest conditions, even surviving a full wash cycle in my LG washer and actually being froze in my freezer, you can check out those videos on my channel. Okay, maybe this isn’t a feature you may be interested in but if it is, may be you live in Seattle where it rains often or you like to play with water often, this could potentially be the reason to buy a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.  Think of all the possibilities, you can use your phone in the rain, record videos underwater, watch youtube videos in the shower, etc…etc…

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Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge Hands-on Review!

I didn’t get to attend Samsung’s Galaxy S7 launch event due to my flight being delayed and being stuck in Dublin, Ireland but I did spend a few hours playing with Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge today at MWC and yes, that made up for all the trouble.

First, let’s talk about the design. Design on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge hasn’t changed much from last year’s S6 and S6 Edge. In fact, the only difference you can tell with naked eye is the fact that this year’s S7 and S7 Edge both come with curved back instead of being flat. This makes the phones a lot easier to hold and boy, I noticed the difference right away the first time I held it. It’s more ergonomic and naturally allows you to grip the phone. Other than that, you will notice the S7 has barely a camera hump compared to a huge one from last year. There’s also always-on screen just like the LG G5. Those damn Sam Spies at LG paid off.

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LG G5 Hands On!

LG has launched their latest flagship smartphone, the LG G5. This is their 5th iteration of G series smartphones and with their latest version, LG has transformed its phone into a modular with all metal unibody design.

The LG G5 comes with a 5.3-inch quad-HD 1440P display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 gigs of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a micro-SD card slot for expanding storage. There’s also an always-on LCD, that has its own separate power.

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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Review!

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is Sony’s latest “premium” smartphone and also world’s first smartphone with a 4K display.  This is definitely world’s first attempt at 4K display and certainly an interesting device.

Inside this beastly device is a 5.5-inch 4K display, Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 gigs of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, and a nanoSIM slot.  The Xperia Z5 Premium is also fully water-proof with IP68 rating meaning you can dunk it in up to about 3 meters of water for 30 minutes like all Xperia Z-series phones.

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Huawei Mate 8 Review!

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.