A Week With Mobvoi’s TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE on the Wrist

A Week With Mobvoi’s TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE on the Wrist


Mobvoi made their new TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE official this morning and since I’ve spent several days with one on the wrist, figured I’d share some additional thoughts on whether or not this could be your next Wear OS watch. While not a full review, because this is a re-release of a watch from a year ago, there’s stuff to talk about here.

What is the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE?

The TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE is a re-release of the TicWatch Pro from last July, only now it has 4G LTE connectivity through Verizon, a full 1GB RAM, and a slightly lighter body. The rest of the specs are the same (processor, display, NFC, sensors, etc.) and the price tops out at $299. If you buy it during this first launch month, Mobvoi is slashing the price to $279.

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Moto Z4 Review: It’s Time to Move On

Moto Z4 Review: It’s Time to Move On


Motorola’s Moto Z4 arrives this month to extend the life of a phone line we weren’t sure would continue to exist after last year’s disappointing Moto Z3. Motorola mostly mailed in 2018 with a couple of Z phones that felt like they were created simply to fulfill the promise of three years worth of Moto Mods support before being able to exit the modular arena, yet here we are.

I don’t really know why Motorola is back with another Moto Z phone, but I have spent the past week or so with the Z4 to do some testing. I can tell you right now that I’m not a huge fan of this phone, though that’s not saying it doesn’t have some redeeming qualities. The problem for the Moto Z4, which we’ll dive into, is that Google released the Pixel 3a a few weeks ago, a phone that is really going … Read the rest

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Pixel 3a Review: Tough to Beat for the Price

Pixel 3a Review: Tough to Beat for the Price


A couple of days after Google announced its Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones, I wrote up a short piece suggesting that the phone was “boringly good” and an excellent choice if your budget is $400. After spending several weeks with the phone by my side since then, I still feel the exact same way, which again, is good.

This is a short Pixel 3a review.

Pixel 3a Review

What do I like?

Software

Because this is a Pixel phone made by Google, you get the cleanish Android software experience that Google thinks is the best. I tend to prefer their take on Android over others’, so as you can imagine, I like what the Pixel 3a offers.

You get Google’s Pixel Launcher with easy access at all times to apps, a news feed, and Google Assistant. You get Google’s always-on display, a feature that not even OnePlus can figure … Read the rest

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The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, reviewed

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, reviewed

I’ll admit to being a little trepidatious reviewing the Toyota Corolla Hatchback. I didn’t exactly gel with the new Camry, and the two cars share the same underpinnings. Not that Toyota needs my approval—as with the Camry, people will buy the Corolla regardless of what any journalist says about it.

Toyota wouldn’t be where it is today without this car, which is now in its twelfth generation. The company has sold at least 43 million Corollas, and the name may as well be a synonym for “people’s car” at this point; its sales surpassed the Volkswagen Beetle more than 20 years ago. The Camry might have been Toyota’s biggest US hit, but beyond these shores, in places where average salaries and parking spaces are much smaller, the Corolla has filled the niche of an affordable, reliable, dependable little car. And

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OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Big Phone Lovers, Your Phone is Here

OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Big Phone Lovers, Your Phone is Here


It’s here, guys – the OnePlus 7 Pro is official and we’ve spent a lot of time with one in recent weeks getting to know its every capability. As you now know from the announcement, this is OnePlus’ most ambitious phone yet, where they basically spared no expense. Of course, going all out has meant a big price increase, but I would argue that consumers are willing to pay as long as the product delivers.

With its first QHD display, no notch or hole punch, next-gen storage, super fast charging, a familiar design, and a triple camera setup, is this going to be a phone worth paying for, even if it takes us well out of the OnePlus price range we’re used to? I don’t want to spoil much, so let’s talk about that.

This is our OnePlus 7 Pro review!

OnePlus 7 Pro Review

The Good


Display

At 6.67-inches and with a quad … Read the rest

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