(Above is my Note 7 fully charged to 100% and with green icon, this is an ORIGINAL Note 7, not the second edition.)
In this Top 5 Smartphone Gadgets edition, we take a look at some cool tech gifts you can give to your family and friends.Polaroid ZIP mobile printer is a really easy to use mobile printer that spits out 2×3 smear-free photos on the go. Completely portable you can bring it to parties, weddings, and print out photos wherever you want. The photos are also stickers that you can peel off and stick them anywhere! Works using bluetooth on both Android and iOS, connection is worry-free so even your gramma can figure out how to use it. This would make a great tech Christmas gift for anyone looking for something around $125. Smartphone LED flash has 16 mini LEDs to help you take better photos and videos in the dark, adds around 10 times more light than a regular smartphone LED. You can also easily attach to your smartphone headphone jack for hands-free LED that is powerful and tiny. You can recharge using micro-USB which is a bonus and adjust the LED brightness from low to high. Only $7. 6-in-1 multi USB cable will allow you to easily charge multiple devices without carrying multiple cables as it supports USB Type B, mini-USB, USB Type C, and even lightning cable for iPhones. Traveling? Grab one cable and forget the rest, this would also make a great gift for anyone. Only $10. Aukey ORA Wide-angle/Macro Lens allows you to easily turn any smartphone camera into wide-angle or macro camera. This has very high-quality lens that gives you minimal lens distortion and works well on any smartphone. On sale for $25. Aukey 10,000mAh USB Power Bank w/ Quick Charge 2.0 is on sale on Amazon for just $19.99, this is the lowest cost 10,000mAh power bank you can buy “right now” that also supports Quick Charge 2.0.
I will be doing app of the week on every Tuesday, this week’s app of the week is Mobdro, an app that allows you to watch free TV on Android. This is a really cool free app that is not on the Play Store yet it allow you to watch free LIVE TV that includes hundreds of channels from all over the world including U.S., U.K., Canada, France, Germany, etc…etc… How this app works is it looks for existing free online TV streams and brings it to the app so you can enjoy free TV. While resolution quality isn’t the best in the world, this will allow you to enjoy free TV from anywhere in the world. When you are outside of your home country and the country you are staying at doesn’t have any U.S. TV channels, this is a great way to watch them overseas right on your Android device.
Here’s unboxing of LePro 3 I got on Black Friday for $250! Not bad of a deal considering it comes with latest Snapdragon 821 processor, 64GB of storage, 4070mAh battery, USB Type C earbuds, and all-metal unibody design. Camera isn’t the best I’ve tried and I would avoid this if you absolutely needed great camera but otherwise it is a terrific phone with great performance, long battery life, and stereo Dolby speakers.
In this camera comparison, we compare the OnePlus 3T in “HQ” mode (noise reduction) to Pixel XL’s “HDR ON” mode, which gives the best low-light photos on each phones and I also explain why this is for those of you who haven’t tested both phones yet. In the end, the Google Pixel clearly wins out as overall winner of best low-light camera but the OnePlus 3T comes very close in certain situations and it is very impressive what the 3T can do.
In this smartphone comparison, we take up the latest OnePlus 3T vs. Pixel XL in a camera low-light shootout. While the OnePlus 3T performed worse in HDR mode in comparison to the Pixel (also in HDR On mode), its HQ (special mode for low-light) performed beautifully. In fact, OnePlus 3T outperformed the Pixel XL in terms of amount of noise. While we will have to dig further for full analysis, the OnePlus 3T impresses with its HQ mode that could help you take better photos with less noise at night.
If you guys want to check out the best Best Buy Black Friday Android Smartphone deals under $40, I have just gone to the store a few hours and bought all Android phones under $40.
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.