In our last camera comparison, Nexus 6P killed Galaxy S7 Edge and HTC 10 in low-light, thus becoming the king of low-light photos in the smartphone world. Even now, I carry my Nexus 6P just for taking those crispy photos in the dark, it’s definitely still more useful than any other smartphone I have ever owned.
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Okay, let’s go ahead and unbox this bad boy. Inside the box, you will find the Google Pixel XL, wow. This looks like a solid phone. There is a pouch with a bunch of manuals and SIM ejection tool. Pixel uses USB Type C so it comes with a USB Type C cable for connecting to your computer or charging. There’s also a USB Type C OTG adapter so you can transfer data from other smartphones or use a USB flash drive with it.
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.
To test out the LG V20’s DAC feature, I decided to get one of the best headphones you can buy on earth right now, the Sennheiser HD800S. I figured if LG V20 can power Sennheiser HD800S, it will probably work well with any other headphones.
The results? Simply amazing, Sennheiser HD800S is probably the best headphones I’ve ever owned (I’ve also tried the $50,000 Sennheiser Orpheus headphones at CES 2016) and highly recommend it to anyone who wants a great pair of headphones.
Here’s a quick run down of specs comparison between the new Google Pixel XL smartphone vs. Galaxy S7 Edge.
First, they both have 5.5-inch AMOLED screens with identical 534 PPI.
Second, Pixel XL has a F2.0 12.3MP 1.55 microns while S7 Edge has vs. F1.7 12MP 1.4 microns back camera. Performance should be nearly same and Pixel XL may excel more at low-light due to its larger sensor and HDR+ technology.
In this video tutorial, we show you how to film professional quality videos with your Android smartphone. (You can also use iPhone or any other smartphone if you’d like.)
Now, probably the least you will need is some type of a tripod and a smartphone mount to hold your smartphone. Without these, you will end up with shaky videos taken with your hands which may look very amateur at best.
In this second VLOG, we test out the bokeh abilities of the LG V20’s back camera, stability using its OIS and with a Feiyu G4 Pro gimbal, and also maximize the microphone abilities using its directional mode along with wind filter.
We should have a full test of its video manual mode soon, which is probably one of the best features of LG V20.
The other day I realized that the best way to test a smartphone camera is to really try it out in real life. So, here’s my first VLOG using LG V20 camera, using the 4 different camera angles on the phone. Also, I’ve included some slow-motion footage using the slow-motion mode and also speeding up photos taken with the burst mode.
I got to play with the LG V20 for a full day and I have no doubt in my mind this maybe one of the best “phablets” of the year, especially if you are looking for a big smartphone that can do it all.
No, it’s not waterproof but it doesn’t blow up.
In my in-depth unboxing, I go through many of my favorite features about the LG V20 after using it for about a day. To sum it up, I really dig the wide-angle camera setup for both front and back camera. The LG V20 has two cameras on the back and one camera on the front that can also do wide-angle. Not everyone needs this feature but for those of you who take a lot of selfies or like to take photos in small spaces, the wide-angle is a killer feature.
Here’s an extreme test of Galaxy Note 7’s IP68 waterproof design, we put the phone in 100+ degree of hot spa water for an HOUR! Will it blow up?
Many waterproof tests have been done in the past and the Galaxy S7 Edge (which has same waterproof design as Note 7) lived up to freeze tests, but there are no previous waterproof tests involving high temperatures with long hours in water.