Tag: review

Huawei Mate 20 review: One of the best phones the US is missing out on

Article Contents Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro might take the company’s ultimate flagship title this generation, but the slightly lower-end Mate 20 is still a phone worth considering with its own strengths. It swaps a 1440p OLED display for a 1080p IPS panel, drops camera resolutions, and loses both the in-display fingerprint sensor and laser-based facial […]

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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 review: The most powerful Chromebook you can buy, but maybe shouldn’t

Article Contents Acer’s Chromebook Spin 13 is arriving a bit later than it was initially expected, but based on what we’ve seen, it will be worth the wait. The 2-in-1, Wacom stylus-equipped Chromebook delivers category-topping performance, but tempers that speed with some unfortunate design shortcomings. Altogether, it’s one of the best Chromebooks you can’t buy right […]

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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 review: Exceptional performance, questionable design choices

Article Contents Acer’s Chromebook Spin 13 is arriving a bit later than it was initially expected, but based on what we’ve seen, it will be worth the wait. The 2-in-1, Wacom stylus-equipped Chromebook delivers category-topping performance, but tempers that speed with some unfortunate design shortcomings. Altogether, it’s one of the best Chromebooks you can’t buy right […]

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The joys, disappointments, and sorrows of using MIUI on the Poco F1 (updated)

Article Contents We don’t often discuss Xiaomi’s software layer here on Android Police, but it isn’t for lack of desire to. Most of our team lives in the US where Xiaomi doesn’t officially operate and, even if we were to import units there, they wouldn’t be compatible with most carriers’ LTE bands. I’m based in […]

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The joys, disappointments, and sorrows of using MIUI on the Poco F1

Article Contents We don’t often discuss Xiaomi’s software layer here on Android Police, but it isn’t for lack of desire to. Most of our team lives in the US where Xiaomi doesn’t officially operate and, even if we were to import units there, they wouldn’t be compatible with most carriers’ LTE bands. I’m based in […]

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Review: Diablo III for Nintendo Switch is the best way to play this much-loved game

Blizzard games have staying power. They’re incredibly well crafted and designed to run on a wide spectrum of Windows PCs and Macs, both low powered and high. New content? They’re all over it. I can’t think of a single one of their titles that hasn’t received multiple updates, oft-times for free, in the past decade. […]

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OnePlus 6T review: A flagship, no asterisk necessary

Article Contents Good specs in a (relatively) cheap package has been OnePlus’ schtick since the original OnePlus One, and with few flops it’s stuck to that formula, bringing us to the OnePlus 6T. Deep down inside, it’s basically just a tweaked OnePlus 6, dropping the headphone jack for an in-display fingerprint reader, bigger battery, smaller […]

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LG V40 review: The best LG’s ever built still isn’t quite enough

Article Contents The LG V40 is almost certainly the best smartphone the company has ever released. It has the best cameras, the best display, the best performance, and the most refined design of any LG phone I’ve ever used. And in 2018, that just isn’t enough to more than an also-ran in the high-end smartphone […]

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Superbook review: Turning the dream of a laptop-phone into a nightmare

Article Contents Many of us hope for the eternal dream of convergence, that the day may come when a phone can serve double duty as a laptop via a bit of cheap, dumb hardware. Motorola had its mediocre Lapdock, and Canonical tried and failed to crowdfund the Ubuntu Edge. More recently, Samsung’s DeX dock has built a small […]

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Essential Phone re-review: Good software isn’t good enough for most of us

Article Contents When it was first released, Essential’s entry into the phone market was a bit of a flop. Reviews for the PH-1 weren’t profoundly negative, but the phone’s almost $700 price was humorously high considering its features and problems at the time. A bit over a year later, many of its early issues have […]

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VAVA Dash Cam 2K review: Good value, but not the best

Article Contents The dashcam market is pretty saturated these days, with products ranging in price from $9 (yes, $9) all the way up to $600 or so. As a result, it can be pretty difficult to even get started with your search without being blasted with options. In the ~$100 price range, we’ve already checked out […]

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BEAM review: Strap a funny GIF on your jacket for $85

Article Contents A lot of the stuff we review here at Android Police has genuine utility behind it. Things like phones, Chromebooks, and wearables can enhance your quality of life and your productivity. The BEAM will do none of those things, but it will let you stick a funny meme on your chest for $85, […]

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Tribit X-Boom review: An incredible-sounding Bluetooth speaker for the money

Article Contents I’ll be honest – when we were first contacted about checking the new Tribit X-Boom out, I wasn’t expecting much from it. I had never heard of the company, and the design looked a little cartoonish. On top of all that, the $69.99 price tag was much lower than competing models from companies […]

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Silicone dish scrubbers: one year of use, far less gross than a sponge

I’ve been using these silicone dish scrubbers for about a year. They are far less gross than sponges. All the tales of sponge-nastiness got to me last year. I decided that some silicone scrubbers were worth trying out, and a small expense if they did not work out. These silicone scrubbers work fantastically! Pictured are […]

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Review: Microsoft’s Surface Go is almost everything I want in a travel computer

Every year, I wait for Apple to announce mouse support for the iPad. Every year, I am left unfulfilled. Apple’s nailed the apps that I need to do my job on the go, but the lack of a mouse for interacting with text slows my workflow way the hell down. Tapping on my tablet’s display […]

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ASUS Zenfone Live L1 review: The best phone you can get for $110, but you shouldn’t buy one (yet)

Article Contents We’ve been critical when it comes to Android Go-powered phones in the US, but Asus’ new Zenfone Live L1 is set to change our mind. It’s the first genuinely good experience I’ve had with the platform, and combined with a Snapdragon 425, 3,000mAh battery, and price-defying 5.5″ 720p IPS display, I think it […]

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Google Titan Security Key review: A $50 hardware 2FA bundle with outdated connectors

Article Contents Those of us that care about our online security probably use some form of two-factor authentication to secure our most important accounts, but even the strongest password and the longest authentication code are still subject to something as simple as a phishing attack, which is why so many have switched to hardware security […]

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